logo, company name


© Provided by Zee Business


US online retailer Amazon.Com Inc has slapped a legal notice on Future Group, alleging that the retailer’s Rs 24,713 crore asset sale to Reliance Industries violated an agreement with the e-commerce giant.

“We have initiated steps to enforce our contractual rights,” a spokesperson for the Seattle-based e-commerce giant said. “As the matter is sub-judice, we can’t provide details.”

Amazon last year bought a 49 per cent stake in one of Future’s unlisted firms, Future Coupons Ltd, with the right to buy into flagship Future Retail after a period between 3 and 10 years. Future Coupons owns a 7.3 per cent stake in Future Retail.

In August this year, Future reached an agreement to sell its retail, wholesale, logistics and warehousing units to Reliance.

The deal is awaiting regulatory approvals.

A source who is advising Future Group in this matter told PTI that Future Coupons received the notice from Amazon.

The person added that the Kishore Biyani-led group intends to settle this matter amicably, either through mediation or arbitration.

E-mail send to Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) and Future Group did not solicit any response.

The development comes at a time when Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd – run by India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani – has been on a fund raising spree, bringing in well over Rs 37,700 crore in less than four weeks from global investors including Silver Lake, KKR, General Atlantic, Mubadala, GIC, TPG and ADIA.

Reliance Retail’s network spans supermarkets, consumer electronics chain stores, cash and carry wholesale business, fast-fashion outlets and online grocery store, JioMart. It has a presence in nearly 7,000 towns, with 640 million footfalls across core categories of grocery, consumer electronics and apparel.

The investments equip Reliance Retail with funds to compete in both offline and online formats. The investments

  • Jennifer Taub is a legal scholar and advocate who’s testified as a banking law expert before Congress and appeared on MSNBC and CNN. 
  • The following is an excerpt from her new book, “BIG DIRTY MONEY: The Shocking Injustice And Unseen Cost of White Collar Crime.”
  • In it, she examines white collar crime, its history, and why these offenders fail to face the consequences that street level criminals do from Congress and the Supreme Court.
  • She explains how the country’s biggest crimes — like the financial crisis in 2008 to the ongoing opioid epidemic — have taken a toll in its citizens on a systematic level and the US can do better moving forward. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

America, we have a big dirty money problem.

The corporate crime, elite impunity, and public corruption disease did not infect us overnight, though. We’ve been exposed now for so very long that we are almost immune. Almost.

If you still get angry when you see prosperous predators get away with it, we still have a chance to fight back. I’m ready to speak up about what’s broken and promote specific, significant, and enduring fixes. At the end of this chapter, following these proposed solutions, I’ll explain why and how you can join this effort.

You don’t need a law degree or a lobbyist’s contact list to exert influence. There are more honest people in America who believe that when we get big money out of politics and when big businesses and the elite are made to obey the law, we are all safer and our society is more just. 

Cover.BIg Dirty Money

“BIG DIRTY MONEY: The Shocking Injustice And Unseen Cost of White Collar Crime,” By Jennifer Taub.

Courtesy of Penguin Random House


In a nutshell, here’s the problem:

The extremely wealthy and



a small house in a body of water: John M Lund Photography Inc / Getty Images


© John M Lund Photography Inc / Getty Images
John M Lund Photography Inc / Getty Images

  • Jennifer Taub is a legal scholar and advocate who’s testified as a banking law expert before Congress and appeared on MSNBC and CNN. 
  • The following is an excerpt from her new book, “BIG DIRTY MONEY: The Shocking Injustice And Unseen Cost of White Collar Crime.”
  • In it, she examines white collar crime, its history, and why these offenders fail to face the consequences that street level criminals do from Congress and the Supreme Court.
  • She explains how the country’s biggest crimes — like the financial crisis in 2008 to the ongoing opioid epidemic — have taken a toll in its citizens on a systematic level and the US can do better moving forward. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

America, we have a big dirty money problem.

The corporate crime, elite impunity, and public corruption disease did not infect us overnight, though. We’ve been exposed now for so very long that we are almost immune. Almost.

If you still get angry when you see prosperous predators get away with it, we still have a chance to fight back. I’m ready to speak up about what’s broken and promote specific, significant, and enduring fixes. At the end of this chapter, following these proposed solutions, I’ll explain why and how you can join this effort.

You don’t need a law degree or a lobbyist’s contact list to exert influence. There are more honest people in America who believe that when we get big money out of politics and when big businesses and the elite are made to obey the law, we are all safer and our society is more just. 



text: "BIG DIRTY MONEY: The Shocking Injustice And Unseen Cost of White Collar Crime," By Jennifer Taub. Courtesy of Penguin Random House


© Courtesy of Penguin Random House
“BIG DIRTY MONEY: The Shocking Injustice And Unseen

  • Workers at chains including Whataburger, Ralphs, and Whole Foods are fighting for their right to wear Black Lives Matter masks and other gear on the job. 
  • Employers have the right to create dress codes that prevent workers from wearing clothing with any sort of messaging, according to employment and discrimination attorney Wendy Greene. 
  • However, if these policies are not regularly enforced, employers could be subject to discrimination claims. 
  • “Even though generally, employers are within their legal rights to bar employees from wearing ‘Black Lives Matter’ masks and shirts, employers should shift the focus from whether I can legally do so to should I do so?” Greene said.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Workers are fighting for their right to wear Black Lives Matter gear on the job. But, can they win in court? 

Last week, Ma’Kiya Congious filed a complaint with Texas officials against Whataburger, saying the burger chain pushed her out after she wore a Black Lives Matter mask to work. Congious’ attorney says she plans to file a racial-discrimination lawsuit against the burger chain. 

Labor union United Food and Commercial Workers Local 21 also filed an unfair labor charge against Kroger-owned supermarket chains QFC and Ralphs in September, saying Seattle-area employees were told to remove Black Lives Matter buttons. 

Meanwhile, back in July, Whole Foods workers filed a class action suit against the grocery chain, saying they were prevented from wearing Black Lives Matter masks on the job. The lawsuit now involves 28 Whole Foods and Amazon employees in nine states, some of whom say they were sent home or threatened with termination for wearing BLM gear. 

The chains and a number of other companies that have banned employees from wearing BLM apparel at work emphasized that they were not specifically barring workers from wearing BLM

VIENNA, Va., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Access to much-needed legal advice is nearly impossible for a large majority of Americans because of cost. Now, anyone can get analysis and advice on three legal areas by listening to THE LEGAL MERRY GO ROUND three times each week.

With a focus on the three areas of law that affect most consumers – divorce, personal injury and criminal matters — attorney Paul Samakow makes it easy for the average Mary and Joe to get relevant legal insights in the privacy of their own home, with a podcast that is available on many platforms, including Apple, Stitcher, Spotify, iHeart Media and many more.

In addition to the advice dispensed on the shows, visitors to the podcast website – https://www.thelegalmerrygoround.com — can download FREE reports on a wide variety of legal topics of common interest.

“I created The Legal Merry Go Round podcast so consumers searching for timely advice on every day and personal legal matters can find what they need. Paired with real-life examples from cases and clients I’ve worked with over the past 40 years, and summaries of other cases from across the country, all seasoned with, humbly, my engaging style and a touch of levity. I truly hope this show will be a resource,” said Paul Samakow.

Episodes will touch on topics like drunk driving, personal injury compensation and premarital and post-marital agreements, to name a few. Invited guests will comment on other aspects of divorce, criminal cases and personal injury.

The Legal Merry Go Round is broadcast at 1:00 pm weekly on the following schedule:

Marital Mondays for divorce and family matters;
Wrongdoer Wednesdays for criminal matters;
Fender Bender Fridays for accident and injury matters.

In addition, listeners may contact Samakow for advice and a referral to