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Morgan Stanley ‘ignored industry standards’ in data breach

Published: September 23, 2021
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Lawyers allege a Morgan Stanley vice president was fired as a result of data mismanagement during an ITAD job. | Kjetil Kolbjornsrud / Shutterstock

Financial services giant Morgan Stanley terminated a contract with its long-standing IT asset disposition vendor to save money prior to a botched data center decommissioning job in 2016, lawyers alleged in court this month.

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Processor and OEM agree to settle in Ohio CRT case

Published: July 22, 2021
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Dynamic shipped over 5.4 million pounds of CRT materials to Closed Loop on behalf of ASUS between Jan. 2013 and March 2016. | Zolnierek / Shutterstock

Dynamic Lifecycle Innovations and ASUS Computer International have agreed to pay $850,000 toward cleaning up CRT stockpiles left by Closed Loop Refining and Recovery.

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Recycletronics exec pleads guilty to CRT charges

Published: March 25, 2021
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A former e-scrap company owner faces potential prison time, fines and supervised release following any prison time served. | Zolnierek/Shutterstock

The leader of a company that stockpiled CRT materials in the Midwest has pleaded guilty to criminal charges of storing and stockpiling hazardous waste, federal prosecutors announced this week.

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5R CRT cleanup costs fall to landlord and taxpayers

Published: March 11, 2021
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Court records detail how much material was stored at each 5R site, estimated cleanup costs and who will shoulder the financial burden of removing the hazardous waste. | Boonchuay1970/Shutterstock

A property owner paid $1.1 million to clean up e-scrap abandoned by 5R Processors in Tennessee. State regulators say a similar effort in Wisconsin will cost close to $2 million – and could come out of public funds.

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Metech and California regulators settle waste lawsuit

Published: March 4, 2021
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The settlement pertains to violations that occurred in 2015, 2016 and 2017, when Metech and its five U.S. e-scrap facilities were still owned by Singapore-based company Metech International. | zimmytws/Shutterstock

Metech Recycling will pay the state of California $310,000 in penalties to settle a legal fight over years-old waste law violations.

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Apple to pay $113 million in battery-throttling case

Published: December 24, 2020
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Apple’s battery-throttling controversy has helped fuel right-to-repair conversations.| Attila Fodemesi/Shutterstock

Apple has agreed to settle allegations that the company concealed iPhone battery problems rather than informing customers or replacing the batteries.

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Stores pay millions in California hazardous waste disposal suits

Published: December 24, 2020
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Walgreens recently agreed to pay $3.50 million to settle a lawsuit alleging company employees dropped electronics, batteries and other hazardous materials into dumpsters headed to municipal landfills. | Sundry Photography/Shutterstock

Retailers in recent months have agreed to pay over $8 million to settle accusations they illegally landfilled electronics and other hazardous waste in California. In one case, trashed e-scrap was suspected to have ignited two fires.

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