Marissel Descalzo

Marissel Descalzo

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Employers Fight Back Against Whistleblowers

In 2013, the federal government recovered $3.8 billion from settlements and judgments under the False Claims Act (FCA). Whistleblowers—also called “relators”—can recover up to 30 percent of whatever a defendant pays in a...more

7/3/2014 - Counterclaims Employer Liability Issues False Claims Act Money Judgment Qui Tam Settlement Whistleblower Awards Whistleblowers

A Victory For Crime Victims In Eleventh Circuit

In a decision that will surely have implications for criminal defendants and victims of crimes, on April 18, 2014, the Eleventh Circuit ordered federal authorities to disclose correspondence that took place between Palm Beach...more

5/19/2014 - Crime Victims Criminal Prosecution Human Trafficking Plea Agreements Sex Trafficking

Crime Victims Win Victory In The Eleventh Circuit

In a decision that will surely have implications for criminal defendants and victims’ of crimes, on Friday, April 18, 2014, the Eleventh Circuit ordered federal authorities to disclose correspondence that took place between...more

5/14/2014 - Crime Victims Criminal Prosecution

High Court Deals Major Blow To Criminal Defendants

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision in Kaley v. United States, 571 U.S. __, Case No. 12-464 (Feb. 25, 2014) essentially finds that the grand jury should have the last word. The Kaley case involved the right to counsel when...more

3/19/2014 - Due Process Fifth Amendment Frozen Assets Kaley v. United States Probable Cause Right To Counsel SCOTUS Search & Seizure Sixth Amendment

Ten Steps To Help Insurers Preserve Their Right To Restitution Under Federal Victims’ Rights Statutes

The Crime Victims’ Rights Act and the Mandatory Victims’ Restitution Act provide a wide range of circumstances under which those convicted of federal economic crimes must pay court ordered restitution to their victims. Unlike...more

11/1/2013 - Crime Victims Insurers Restitution

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