Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith

Saul Ewing LLP

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White Collar Watch

In This Issue: - Federal court unseals rare False Claims Act complaint against home mortgage servicer - Qui tam relators target – and gain access to – internal investigation on ground that attorney-client...more

5/6/2014 - Banks False Claims Act Mortgages Qui Tam Whistleblowers White Collar Crimes

Qui tam relators target – and gain access to – internal investigation on ground that attorney-client privilege does not apply

In Brief - A federal district court recently held that documents relating to a government contractor’s internal compliance investigations regarding fraud were not protected by the attorney-client privilege because...more

5/1/2014 - Attorney-Client Privilege Corporate Counsel Federal Contractors Fraud Internal Investigations Qui Tam

Reinsurance Redux - Winter 2014

In This Issue: - New York District Court Grants Summary Judgment for Reinsurer Where Insured’s Loss Did Not Reach Attachment Point Necessary to Trigger Coverage: The United States District Court for the Southern...more

2/7/2014 - Arbitration Arbitrators Equitable Estoppel Ex-Parte Communications Legal Costs Rebates Reimbursements Reinsurance Triggering Event

Google’s scanning of emails may constitute wiretapping: Federal District Court denies Google’s motion to dismiss class action...

In Brief - In a significant ruling on email privacy, the Northern District of California held that Google’s interception and scanning of user emails for the purpose of creating targeted advertisements and user profiles...more

10/25/2013 - Class Action Email Google Motion to Dismiss Privacy Laws Wiretapping

White Collar Watch - October 2013

In This Issue: - Small businesses beware: IRS deploys “big data” to scrutinize cash transactions - Google’s scanning of emails may constitute wiretapping: Federal District Court denies Google’s motion to dismiss...more

10/24/2013 - Big Data Google IRS Motion to Dismiss Predictive Coding Small Business White Collar Crimes Wiretapping

Reinsurance Redux - Fall 2013

In This Issue: - Southern District of New York Predicts That California Would Adopt Bad Faith Exception to Requirement That a Reinsurer Prove Prejudice for Late Notice Defense: The United States District Court...more

10/24/2013 - Arbitration Bad Faith Late Notices Prejudice Reinsurance Statute of Limitations

Increased cGMP Enforcement has Gone International: South Korean Action Against Johnson & Johnson Serves as Warning

In Brief - In both the United States and abroad, food and drug regulatory and enforcement agencies are increasing current Good Manufacturing Practices enforcement, including criminal sanctions....more

6/27/2013 - CGMP Johnson & Johnson Manufacturers Sanctions

White Collar Watch - June 2013

In This Issue: - Tools of the Trade: BP Case Shows Advantage of Pretrial Motions - Increased cGMP Enforcement has Gone International: South Korean Action Against Johnson & Johnson Serves as Warning - DoD...more

6/26/2013 - BP CGMP Contractors DOD Enforcement Investigations Johnson & Johnson Manufacturers Pretrial Motions Wage Withholding

Reinsurance Redux - May 2013

In This Issue: - District of New Jersey Stays Medical Malpractice Suit Pending Arbitration: Finding that a dispute between a medical malpractice insurer and a reinsurance underwriter fell squarely within the...more

5/24/2013 - Discovery Late Notices Medical Malpractice Motion to Compel Motion To Reconsider Reinsurance Reporting Requirements Sunset Provisions

Reinsurance Redux - April 2013

In This Issue: - Assignment of Right to Collect on Reinsurance Treaty Held Not to Include Underlying Arbitration Clause: On February 25, 2013, the United States District Court for the Northern District of...more

4/24/2013 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Assignments Late Notices Reinsurance Removal Treaties

Eleventh Circuit Holds that Production of Foreign Bank Account Records May be Compelled in Criminal Investigation Under Required...

The Eleventh Circuit recently joined the Fifth, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits in holding that subpoenaed foreign financial records properly fall within the Required Records Exception to the Fifth Amendment privilege against...more

3/25/2013 - Bank Secrecy Act FBAR Fifth Amendment Foreign Financial Accounts Recordkeeping Requirements Required Records Exception

White Collar Watch - March 2013

In This Issue: - Eleventh Circuit Holds that Production of Foreign Bank Account Records May be Compelled in Criminal Investigation Under Required Records Exception to Fifth Amendment Privilege - Supreme Court...more

3/22/2013 - Discovery DOJ Fifth Amendment Foreign Financial Accounts Honest Services Fraud Illegal Gratuities Motion to Compel Off-Label Promotion Records Exception SCOTUS SEC Statute of Limitations

Reinsurance Redux - March 2013

In This Issue: - New York Court of Appeals Reverses Decision Requiring Reinsurers to Follow the Fortunes on Asbestos Settlement Where There Were Questions of Fact With Respect to Reasonableness of Reinsured’s...more

3/19/2013 - Amended Complaints Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Follow-the-Fortunes Clause Reinsurance Settlement

Reinsurance Redux - January 2013

In This Issue: Federal Court in Wisconsin Holds That It Lacks Jurisdiction to Address Disqualification of Counsel in Arbitration The United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin declined to...more

1/29/2013 - Arbitration Disqualification Jurisdiction National Casualty Co. PHL Variable Insurance Company Reinsurance Reinsurance Group of America Standing U.S. Bank National Association Utica Mutual Insurance Co.

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