Joseph Dear, who as chief investment officer of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System rebuilt the biggest U.S. public pension after a $96 billion loss, died yesterday in Sacramento. He was 62.
Bangladesh police filed the first charges against the owners of a garment factory for a fire that killed more than 100 workers last year as the South Asian nation seeks to bolster its workplace safety image.
DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association, said on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that the National Football League should expect more injury-related lawsuits from former players.
Tesoro Corp . was fined $2.39 million by Washington regulators, the largest penalty for workplace safety violations in the history of the state, for an April 2 explosion at its Anacortes refinery that killed seven people.
China Petroleum & Chemical Corp., Asia’s largest refiner, said operations at its “super-large” production complex in Qingdao will be disrupted after a crude pipeline leak and blast that killed at least 52 people.
Farmers and oil drillers may be required to report their use of explosive chemicals under measures the Obama administration is considering to avoid disasters such as a Texas blast that killed 14 people last year.
Joe Dear is giving a pep talk to more than two dozen colleagues at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System. As Dear paces before his people on this July afternoon in Sacramento, he implores them to shake off the funk of the pension fund’s recent troubles.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP opened a Houston office led by former Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP partner Mark Farley, who is one of eight lawyers hired to expand its environmental and workplace safety practices.