Read Civil Remedies updates, alerts, news, and legal analysis from leading lawyers and law firms:
Two-Pronged Approach to Defending Lawsuits – Interview with Dominic Picca, Member, Mintz Levin
Class Action Litigation Reform – Interview with Dan Pascucci, Member, Mintz Levin
Arbitration - An Alternative to Litigation for Dispute Resolution
Elmo Sex Scandal: More Accusers May Come Forward, Says Lawyer
Newtown Shootings Could Give Rise to More Litigation, Says Pinsky
Whalen: Go Back To The Future To Fight Fraud With Equity Receivers
As the size, complexity, and interconnectedness of modern companies’ IT infrastructures has increased, so too has the risk of corporate espionage and cyber attacks targeting companies’ intellectual property. In-house and...more
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
On October 29, 2013, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) published a settlement agreement reached with the State of Alabama to end its challenge of HB 56, Alabama’s immigration law in exchange for a court order permanently...more
In United States v. Edwards, No. 11-15953, (11th Cir. Sept. 6, 2013), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit made clear that a district court may order restitution for acts of related conduct—even if the criminal...more
Going through a divorce or a dispute in your personal life can be stressful, especially if you fear the safety of yourself and loved ones. Orders of protection are one way you can protect you and your family if you feel...more
Drunk driving can be a costly mistake for any perpetrator, including celebrities. Take former Fox 5 broadcast anchor Amanda Davis, whose DUI in November ruined her career. Atlanta police arrested Davis on November 11 for DUI,...more
Trends and Analysis -
..We have identified 24 health care-related qui tam cases unsealed since last month’s Qui Tam Update. Of those, only 2 were filed in 2013. Nearly half were filed before 2011.
..Among the 24...more
Electronic Notice by Claims Administrator Garden City Group to US Full Tilt Poker Player Victims re Fund Remission Process, Protocols, and Procedure.
On September 16th, 2013 the Full Tilt Poker Claims...more
It's a sleepy week in the Circuits last week - a resentencing and a restitution remand.
To the victories!
United States v. Daniels, et al., Fifth Circuit: Appellants were convicted of conspiring to distribute...more
After awarding the second-ever whistleblower bounty award pursuant to Section 922 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) in connection with SEC v. Andrey C. Hicks and Locust Offshore...more
Trends and Analysis:
..We have identified 20 health care-related qui tam cases unsealed in July 2013. About a quarter of those were filed in 2013.
..Among the cases unsealed in July, the government has declined to...more
In Woods v. Carey the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided a case on the recovery of attorney fees in the context of a prisoner defending a judgment on appeal....more
As of August 1, 2013, Act No. 45/2013 Coll., on Victims of Crime and Amendments to Certain Other Acts, entered into force. The purpose of the Act is to regulate the rights of victims of crime – natural persons, and to provide...more
More than two years after “Black Friday” – the day on which federal prosecutors shut down the U.S. operations of Full Tilt Poker and other major online poker providers and seized billions of dollars in assets – it appears...more
Criminal justice practitioners understand that ‘‘joint and several liability’’ stands for the common proposition that each co-conspirator should be equally responsible for all provable losses the conspiracy caused. Put...more
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has affirmed the lower court’s order directing Joseph Skowron III, a convicted insider trader and former portfolio manager at Morgan Stanley, to pay his former employer $10.2...more
The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is organized about as logically as David Foster Wallace's sprawling masterpiece, Infinite Jest.
For literary fiction, that might be fine. For federal statutes, it's a disaster....more
The Winkler County nurses trials began with two nurses, Anne Mitchell and Vicki Galle, filing an anonymous complaint with the Texas Medical Board regarding the substandard care provided by Dr. Rolando Arafiles Jr. When...more
In 2008, Rajat Gupta made a handful of short phone calls to his friend Raj Rajaratnam. The information that Gupta conveyed to Rajaratnam in those phone calls is now likely to cost Gupta millions of dollars, two years in...more
The CFPB announced that it had filed a complaint yesterday in a federal district court against Utah-based Castle & Cooke Mortgage, LLC (“C & C”) and two of its officers for illegally giving bonuses to loan officers who...more
In This Issue:
ENFORCEABILITY OF IGAMING DEBTS IN ONTARIO:
As previously reported in Gaming Legal News, in October 2010 the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Divisional Court) ruled in the case of Bérubé v....more
In all jurisdictions the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), 18 U.S.C. 1030, the federal computer crime statute, applies to former employees who steal data from the company computer, but in two federal circuits it does not...more
For the most part, I am deferring extended discussion of the proposed new trade secrets law to my (friendly) competitors, John Marsh of Hahn Loeser and Robert Milligan/Josh Salinas of Seyfarth Shaw. Their posts are excellent...more
Both civil and criminal agencies charged with enforcing U.S. laws have turned increasingly to broad based use of "asset freeze orders." Legal counsel and their clients should understand the issue, particularly as there is a...more
The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly known as RICO, provides the government with authority to prosecute for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization and permits a civil cause of...more