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DOJ Reports on Drones Flying Contraband to Prisons

While drone delivery services are certainly on the agendas are large retailers like Amazon, inmates in jails across the U.S. are already using drones to receive their own aerial contraband shipments. Through a Freedom of...more

Filmmaker Arrested for Flying Drone over the NFL Draft

A 27-year old resident of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jonathan Kolleh, was arrested and spent 14 hours in a holding cell last week for flying his drone in the vicinity of the National Football League (NFL) Draft. Kolleh began...more

Maryland Sheriff’s Office Recovers Stolen Construction Goods Through Drones

Last week, Maryland’s Cecil County Sheriff’s Office used an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to recover nearly $400,000 worth of stolen construction equipment, which also led to the arrest of the culprit. The New Jersey State...more

Drone Operator Arrested in California for Operation Near Helicopter Rescue

On January 27, 2017, police in Pacifica, California arrested a drone operator for allegedly flying a drone near the scene of a helicopter rescue, which effectively delayed the rescue operation. Police and fire rescue...more

UK and EU Law Enforcement Investigatory and Data Sharing Powers: Developments and International Impact

by White & Case LLP on

Proposed UK legislation governing UK law enforcement investigatory powers (together with differences in approach by the UK and rest of Europe to law enforcement access to personal data) will have a deep and far reaching...more

"Key Takeaways: Fifth Annual Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Seminar"

On November 17, 2015, a group of Skadden attorneys and corporate counsel joined representatives from more than 20 life sciences companies to discuss U.S. enforcement issues companies throughout the industry face. The key...more

The Internet of Things and the Inevitable Collision with Product Liability PART 4: Government Oversight

by Wilson Elser on

The exponential growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) is far outpacing the ability of stakeholders to address safety standards and security concerns. This is not unusual as rapidly developing technology often challenges...more

RMP and General Duty Clause Enforcement Continues at EPA Region 1

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

As we reported last year, the U.S. EPA has stepped up its enforcement activity under the risk management provisions of the Clean Air Act (“CAA”), Section 112(r), focusing on both the Risk Management Plan (“RMP”) program rules...more

New York Proposes Tough New Anti-Money Laundering and Cybersecurity Measures on Financial Services Companies

by Blank Rome LLP on

Action Item: Benjamin Lawsky, the Superintendent of Financial Services for New York State, one of the country’s most aggressive regulators, is seeking to increase regulatory pressures on the financial services industry,...more

Intimate Images & Cyberbullying – Assessing The Canadian Response

by Dentons on

Earlier this week, the Canadian government introduced Bill C-13, Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act. The proposed legislation covers a lot of ground, including the introduction of a suite of new investigation powers...more

HHS Issues Privacy Rule Guidance for Law Enforcement Agencies

by Wilson Elser on

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the Department of Health and Human Services recently announced the release of its guidance, “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule: A Guide for Law...more

United States of America v. Ross William Ulbricht

Federal indictment against Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht for narcotics trafficking, computer hacking, and money laundering

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Full text copy of the federal indictment filed September 27, 2013 against Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht – aka Dread Pirate Roberts, DPR, and Silk Road – for narcotics trafficking, computer hacking, and money laundering (the...more

"Ranbaxy Resolves Criminal and Civil Charges Through Record Settlement"

Executive Summary - On May 13, 2013, generic drug manufacturer Ranbaxy USA Inc. (Ranbaxy), a subsidiary of Indian generic drug manufacturer Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited, pled guilty to seven felony charges as part of a...more

Are the Feds Enlisting FedEx to Police the Illegal Pharma Market?

by Ifrah PLLC on

The government may be coming up with a new cost-effective measure to help balance the federal budget – enlisting private companies to do their policing. A 2011 settlement between the Justice Department and Google for $500...more

Bill Could Put Reins on Prosecutors’ Efforts to Seize Domain Names

by Ifrah PLLC on

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, has indicated that she is drafting legislation that would seek to increase judicial oversight over prosecutors’ efforts to act against Internet...more

Leveson on Data Protection in the UK: What Do Allegations of Phone Hacking Have to Do With Data Protection?

by BakerHostetler on

The much-anticipated Leveson Inquiry on the Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press (“Leveson Report” or “Report”) was released on November 29, 2012. The inquiry leading to the Report was initiated as a response to ongoing...more

Second Circuit Rules that Pharma Rep's Promotion of Drug for Off-Label Use is Protected Speech

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The Second Circuit's December 3, 2012 decision in United States v. Caronia, No. 09-5006-CR, could cause a sea change in the growing number of prosecutions brought by the government to prevent the off-label promotion of drugs...more

Court’s Ruling about Off-Label Drug Promotion Defies Reason

Last week a federal appeals court made a ruling that chips away at a fundamental aspect of the FDA's gatekeeping function with new drugs. The court tossed a conviction of a drug sales representative who was promoting drugs...more

Second Circuit Holds that Criminal Penalties for Pharmaceutical Sales Representative’s Off-Label Promotion Violate the First...

On December 3, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued an opinion that stands to transform the regulatory landscape in which pharmaceutical and medical device companies operate. In recent...more

Second Circuit Holds Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act Does Not Prohibit Off-Label Promotion

by Dechert LLP on

In a significant blow to the U.S. government’s enforcement efforts against the pharmaceutical industry, a panel of the Second Circuit overturned the conviction of a pharmaceutical sales representative for conspiracy to...more

Second Circuit Delivers Blow to Off-Label Promotion Prosecutions in U.S. v. Caronia

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In a much-anticipated decision, a federal court of appeals has ruled that the government cannot criminally prosecute pharmaceutical manufacturers and their representatives under the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act (“FDCA”) for...more

‘Off-Label’ FDA Cases Can Run Afoul of First Amendment, Appeals Court Holds

by Ifrah PLLC on

A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit may significantly curtail enforcement efforts relating to the so-called “off-label” use of drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration for specific...more

"Second Circuit Vacates Conviction Based on Off-Label Promotion, Deals Blow to Government Theory in Drug Marketing Cases"

In a much-anticipated opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated and remanded the conviction of Alfred Caronia, a former pharmaceutical sales representative convicted of conspiring to introduce a...more

Three Important Lessons from the FCPA Guidance for Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Companies

by Michael Volkov on

The US Chamber of Commerce “praised” the FCPA Guidance. The Chamber did not get what it wanted but it had to recognize that the FCPA Guidance was helpful for businesses. The FPCA Guidance provides important information for...more

Breakdown of FCPA Guidance

by King & Spalding on

On November 14, 2012, the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released their much-anticipated FCPA guidance, entitled “A...more

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