The world of business is rife with dark and clandestine schemes meant to ensure that deals proceed more quickly--and more advantageously to the palm-greaser--than they otherwise would. Business Bribes: Corporate Corruption and the Courts details two dozen of the most important and interesting U.S. judicial opinions dealing with commercial bribery, both domestic and foreign. The industries involved include agriculture, women's handbags, and Indian casinos, and the deals take place from Alaska to Florida and, around the globe, from Venezuela to Hungary and Azerbaijan. The bribes in these cases, numerous and generous, take the form of cash, stock, shares of future profits, vouchers, stock options, wire transfers, luxury vacations, and a wide range of other financial incentives.
As a member of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP's litigation section since 1993, Cecil C. Kuhne, of Dallas, Teaxas, has represented clients in federal and state court proceedings involving complex commercial disputes, business torts, and product liability. His experience extends to litigation concerning contractual interpretation, misappropriation of trade secrets, liability for pharmaceutical products and medical devices, professional malpractice, environmental degradation, and oil and gas development.