The world is getting smaller in many ways, including for fact finders looking to get information about companies.

Sometimes, the company across the street will file more information about itself halfway around the world than it will in its own jurisdiction. With a computer or a good person on the ground far away, the information

We’ve written before here and here about the limitations of Google. So much of what we think we can find on Google is not there because it was never on the internet, or can disappear from Google’s results from one hour to the next.

Now comes a study conducted at Columbia University and reported in

Memo to federal regulators: it’s not enough to impose fines; you have to make sure you collect them if you want people to be afraid of you. The same goes for private litigants thinking of suing to collect money they’re owed. Without chance of collection, what’s the point?

The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday