Tunnel Rat posted on December 3, 2009 08:26

The last we heard, our fellow insurgents were getting threatening emails from a one Patrick Papalia, Esq. of the law firm Herten, Burstein, Sheridan, Cevasco, Bottinelli, Litt & Harz, LLC, who appears to be representing the Desi douchebags at notorious bodyshop Apex Technology Group:

Dear Sir/Madam:

Please provide me with the name of your lawyer and law firm. This is a serious matter and the false, tortious and defamatory statements you have made as to Apex will not go unaddressed. Any further unlawful action at this time by you will further expose you to punitive damages for your intentional and malicious conduct in any ensuing litigation.

Patrick Papalia, Esq.

 

Judging by his online profile, Patrick Papalia appears to be more suited for defending clients in the "sanitation" industry, if you know what I mean. 

 

But corrupt Desi bodyshops like Apex are not far removed from that industry, so they are a good source of income for folks like Mr. Papalia, Esq.

 

The admin at end1hb.com had a good response to Mr. Desi Doucebag Lawyer, and it revealed that many of Apex's clients got TARP funds.  Yep, this is how B of A, etc. get around TARP restrictions and hire slumdogs -- they go through bodyshops like Apex.  And WTF is the NBA doing hiring slumdogs?

 

 

We need to get to the bottom of this, people.  If you work at anyone of these firms mentioned in this email to Mr. Papalia, Esq., please provide us with some info on who is responsible for using contractors from Apex.  We want to make life hell for those collaborators:

 

Mr. Papalia,

Sorry, we are not some exploited visa workers that take your threats seriously.  Our organization knows that you are in the business of intimidating the H-1B workers who Apex has sponsored and abused by sending them phony legal threats.  And I have evidence that Apex threatens the families in India of visa workers who dare to expose the labor violations and visa fraud committed by Apex.

You are complicate in human trafficking and have now encountered an adversary that is more than happy to engage in a public battle over the practices of bodyshops like Apex and predatory law firms like yours.

Be prepared to account for your actions and the actions of your client in the court of public opinion.  We have contacted the media and groups like Programmer's Guild, WashTech, the Communications Workers Of America, Numbers USA, Bright Future Jobs and FAIR.

Together we are talking about tens of thousands of I.T. workers that can donate funds and resources to take on thugs like you and your illiterate client.  You and I both know that there are no "unlawful and disparaging publications" and your case has no merit.  The only thing we have ever published is a comment from another website.

But it is useful for our cause -- to expose the high-tech slave trade that you profit from and the bullying tactics of agencies like Apex that have helped displace millions of American tech workers.  And we have more information from other victims of Apex, and will decimate that when the time comes.

As for your client, you should counsel them not to pick a fight with well-funded groups who are not afraid of their tactics.  They picked this fight, not www.endh1b.com.  And because of that, our organization is preparing to share this entire dialogue with all the alleged "clients" of Apex.  Once we begin our protest, it is highly unlikely these companies will want to do business with a firm engaged in such sordid tactics:

# AIG Insurance

# Ajilon

# All State Insurance

# Alliance Consulting

# Ameriprise Financial

# Avon

# AT&T

# AXA Financial, Inc.

# Bank of America

# Bank of New York

# Barclays Capital

# Blue Cross Blue Shield

# BMW North America

# Brown Brothers Harriman

# Bunge

# Capital One

# Cingular Wireless

# Cognizant Technology Solutions

# Comcast

# Commerce Bank

# Comsys

# CooperVision

# Country Wide Insurance

# Credit Suisse

# Doreen Evans Associates

# Dow Jones

# Eliassen Group

# emc

# ETS

# Fannie Mae

# Fairleigh Dickinson University

# Fidelity Investments

# Goldman Sachs

# Heinz

# Helios & Matheson

# IBM

# JP Morgan Chase

# Kforce Technology Staffing

# KPMG

# Loews Corporation

# McGraw Hill

# Medco

# Mercer

# Merck

# Merrill Lynch

# MetLife

# Miami Dade County

# Microsoft Corportation

# Modis IT

# Moody's Investors Service

# National Basketball Association

# National City Corporation

# Nationwide Insurance

# New York Stock Exchange

# Optical Research Associates

# Pfizer, Inc

# Price Waterhouse Coopers

# Sapphire Technologies

# Scanbuy

# Schering Plough

# Siemens Health Services

# State Street

# Sun Microsystems

# Sun Trust Bank

# Tek Systems

# The Hartford

# Thompson Reuters

# UBS

# UNFCU

# United Healthcare

# Verizon Wireless

# Wells Fargo

# Willkie Farr & Gallagher

 

Regards,

Admin

www.endh1b.com

 


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United States Mike
December 3. 2009 12:09
Mike

"Yep, this is how B of A, etc. get around TARP restrictions and hire slumdogs -- they go through bodyshops like Apex" ---

Well this defeats the whole purpose of TARP regulations. Report it to news channel - CNN, Fox - Send letters to CEO's of all these companies, with cc to Senators in NJ, NY, President's office, Grassley, etc.. !! Let the whole world know what is happening here. Not hiring foreign labor was a pre-condition for receving tax payers TARP money??

I'm wondering if these people have valid visas like L1 or H1 OR outsourcing companies are abusing B1 tourist/business visas! Security departments of all companies should start checking visa status for non-employees who plan to spend more than 2 days on Company premises. Add this to the letter.  
  


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United States Wipro
December 3. 2009 12:13
Wipro

Ex-Wiproite takes bosses to court

3 Dec, 2009, 1740 hrs IST, Indiatimes Infotech


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NEW DELHI: An ex-Wipro employee has reportedly filed a court case against nine of his former seniors who he says forced him to resign after making
him go through hell at work

According to a news report in Mid Day, Hyderabad-based G Ram Mohan has filed a private complaint in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Bangalore Rural, against nine Wipro officials because he says the police did not look into his grievances when he approached them.

In the complaint, Mohan told the court that he was an employee of Wipro Technologies, Electronics City, from December 3, 2007, till his services were terminated on March 10.

Mohan has alleged that his bosses made him run personal errands and humiliated him. In his complaint, the software professional has claimed that when he opposed this, they threatened him and sought his resignation. The nine Wipro employees named in the complaint are Keshav Kumar, Sreeranganathan, Ankur Chadha, Anuradha Raju, Ganesh Halapethi, Supriya Mahajan, Vikram Mirani, Sulekha Jagadish and Shalini Macaden.

Mohan told the news daily that he had nine years of experience in software testing when he joined Wipro in 2007.

According to the report, spokesperson of Wipro, when contacted, sought more time to reply to queries about the complaint filed in the court.  



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Germany Gavrick
December 4. 2009 00:06
Gavrick

With the arising discontent in the area of unemployment, I believe there will be blood in the streets.  I hope for their own sakes people like this scumbag lawyer decide to get on th right side of the issue.


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United States High Plains Drifter
December 4. 2009 06:30
High Plains Drifter

Holy Unibrow. Creepy.


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United States Creepy
December 4. 2009 08:49
Creepy

Infosys among 3 IT vendors picked by Wal-Mart: Report
REUTERS 4 December 2009, 11:53am ISTText SizeFootTopics:Infosys
walmart

MUMBAI: Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the world's largest retailer, has picked three IT vendors including India's Infosys Technologies for multi-year  

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contracts worth over $600 million, the Business Standard said on Friday.

The other vendors are Cognizant Solutions and UST Global, the newspaper said, citing an unidentified source close to the development. Initially the three vendors are expected to earn 2.5 billion to 3 billion rupees ($54 million-$65 million) each annually, which will rise as Wal-Mart increases outsourcing more work.

Infosys and Cognizant, which will provide application development and support, are expected to get a larger share of the contract, the paper said. UST will be responsible for testing these applications, it said.

"What is more important is that these three vendors have now got a ticket to be in the club of Wal-Mart's list of preferred vendors which will help them in growing this account in the long run," the paper quoted the source as saying.

"We do not comment on market speculation," a spokeswoman for Infosys told Reuters.

Wal-Mart's media relations director, John Simley, said in an emailed reply to the paper: "We have a large and growing business and productive relationship with many Indian companies. We do not comment on speculations about the nature of any business relationship."

A Cognizant spokesman also declined to comment, the paper said.





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United States joe
December 4. 2009 08:52
joe



Demand for H-1B visa rises

4 Dec, 2009, 1535 hrs IST,PTI


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WASHINGTON: After months of lackluster response, US authorities have witnessed a sudden increase in demand for H-1B work visa, which is popular am
ong Indian professionals. Though the applications received so far are still over 6,000 short of the Congress-mandated cap of 65,000.

Latest figures released by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) show an increase in the number of people applying for H-1B visas in the last two months.

As a result of which, till November 27, the USCIS had received about 58,900 H-1B petitions. This is still over 6,000 short of the Congressionally-mandated cap of 65,000 H-1B visas in the general category.

The USCIS has approved sufficient H-1B petitions for aliens with advanced degrees to meet the exemption of 20,000 from the fiscal year 2010 cap.

According to the periodic figures released by USCIS, in the past two months more than 12,000 H-1B visas have been filed.

In the beginning of October, more than 18,000 H-1B visas were vacant.  



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United States Susan
December 4. 2009 09:04
Susan

WNS To Deliver F&A Services To Chiquita Brands  
  
The multi-year contract with Chiquita marks WNS's entry into Latin America.


EFY News Network  


Tuesday, December 01, 2009:  WNS (Holdings) Limited, a provider of global BPO services, has been awarded a multi-year contract with Chiquita Brands International, Inc. to deliver finance and accounting services. Under this multi-year agreement, WNS will provide finance and accounting back office services to Chiquita's business entities in North America, Europe and Latin America. The contract with Chiquita marks WNS's entry into Latin America where the company will look to expand and grow its business.  
"This agreement with Chiquita not only underscores our deep experience and successful track record in finance and accounting outsourcing, but also represents a significant global expansion for the company into Latin America," said Anup Gupta, group COO, WNS Global Services. "We look forward to partnering with Chiquita to help them achieve higher levels of operational efficiencies."

Serving Chiquita in both English and Spanish, the scope of the agreement includes general accounting, fixed assets, data standards, credit management, billing, collections, dispute management, cash application, accounts payable and travel and expense.

WNS delivers a range of services to retail and consumer products companies, including supply chain management, logistics and sales, marketing and customer care.

EFY News Network  



    
  

BPO News:
Cognizant Expands Delivery Centre In Toronto BPOTimes News
BPO: Answer to Effective Channelisation of Government Schemes BPOTimes News
WNS To Deliver F&A Services To Chiquita Brands BPOTimes News
Trianz, Vee To Create Financial Services BPO BPOTimes News
Infosys BPO To Announce New CEO By Jan 15 BPOTimes News



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