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11 January 2005

Top Five Socially Responsible Investing News Stories of 2004

Author: William Baue,

Now in its sixth year, continues its tradition of ringing in the New Year by reviewing the top SRI [Socially Responsible Investing] stories of the past year. [refers to Bank of Montreal, Cintas, Tyco, Coca-Cola, Cinergy, American...

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3 September 2004

Cintas plans labor report on suppliers; 'Sweatshop' accusation settled [USA]

Author: Mike Boyer, Cincinnati Enquirer

Cintas Corp. said it will report to shareholders on the labor practices of its suppliers, a year after its board opposed such a report...At the same time, the company has settled a defamation suit it filed earlier this year against a Boston investment...

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13 April 2004

'Sweatshop' claim sparks lawsuit: Cintas is suing the guru of America's socially responsible investment community

Author: Jonathan Birchall, Financial Times

Tim Smith, a director of ethical investment firm Walden Asset Management, is being sued by Cintas, the largest US provider of uniform clothing, over remarks he made introducing a shareholder resolution in October. [also refers to Ford, General Motors,...

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11 April 2004

Investors worry about lawsuits used to scare, gag shareholders [USA]

Author: Rachel Beck, Associated Press

The case...involves a lawsuit filed by Cintas Corp., a uniform supply company, against Timothy Smith, senior vice president at the investment firm Walden Asset Management. Cintas alleges he made defamatory remarks at its October annual meeting....

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10 February 2004

Cintas Defamation Suit Challenges Shareowner Free Speech Rights

Author: William Baue, Social Funds

Cintas files a defamation lawsuit against Tim Smith of Walden Asset Management for alleging that the company uses sweatshop labor in Haiti. [also refers to Haitian American Apparel, Domini Social Investments, Nike]

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