ESG Controversy Top Movers

Week ending July 16th, 2023

In this week's report:

  • US-based equipment vendor Lam Research loses infringement court case to China's leading semiconductor equipment maker;
  • Illumina, Bank of America hit by hefty fines from regulators;
  • Haleon, Freightos to cut staff significantly and
  • HCA Healthcare reports breach of 11M patients' data.
ILMN Illumina Inc.


The EU fined the U.S. genetic sequencing giant Illumina with $475 million for the acquisition of cancer detection company Grail without regulatory approval.
BAC Bank of America Corp.


Bank of America to pay over $100 million after doubling fees and opening accounts without customer consent.
HCA HCA Healthcare Inc.


HCA Healthcare reports breach of 11 million patients’ personal data.
Bulgari S.p.A.


Italian luxury brand Bulgari apologized to China after listing Taiwan as a country on its website.
META Meta Platforms Inc.


Meta faces a class lawsuit for AI products infringing authors' rights.
ATUS Altice USA Inc.


Telecom group Altice's co-founder Armando Pereira has been detained for alleged corruption, tax fraud and money laundering.
HLN Haleon PLC


Haleon, the company behind the Sensodyne toothpaste and Advil painkillers, is planning to cut hundreds of roles in the UK and potentially thousands worldwide.
LRCX Lam Research Corp.


US-based equipment vendor Lam Research loses infringement court case to China's leading semiconductor equipment maker Advanced Micro-fabrication Equipment (AMEC).
AZYO Aziyo Biologics Inc.


Aziyo Biologics, a company that develops biologic products, announceçd a voluntary recall of bone repair products, after reported infections in patients.
CRGO Freightos Ltd.


Freightos, a digital marketplace for international air and ocean shipping, will reduce staff by 13%.

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