"Damages" in an Injury Lawsuit: An Introduction for Lay People
Trial by Jury: Why It Matters in a Democratic Society
What Does the Supreme Court Ruling in Alice v. CLS Mean to a Software Entrepreneur?
Two-Pronged Approach to Defending Lawsuits – Interview with Dominic Picca, Member, Mintz Levin
Class Action Litigation Reform – Interview with Dan Pascucci, Member, Mintz Levin
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
Cooley discusses the legal options open to states seeking to locate, freeze and recover the proceeds of corruption laundered to foreign states, and considers their advantages and disadvantages.
Corruption cases are...more
“Equitable Sharing” sounds so reasonable. Who could argue with it? Here’s what it is, and what it does: The Justice Department’s Equitable Sharing program allows federal law enforcement agencies to “adopt” seizures of...more
As the government fiscal year drew to a close, the SEC continued what appears to be an emerging trend of filing insider trading actions as administrative proceedings rather than civil injunctive actions in Federal Court. The...more
A recent case before the Office of Administrative Law Judges (ALJ) is a compelling reminder that violations of H-1B wage requirements can result in significant financial penalties and fines. Moreover, violations of H-1B...more
The Crandall Canyon Utah coal mine operator agreed to pay $949,351 to settle civil penalties MSHA levied following an accident in 2007 that took the lives of . six miners, followed by the deaths of three additional personnel,...more
A director of six Ontario companies has been sentenced to 90 days in jail after those companies systematically ignored orders to pay wages issued by the Ontario Ministry of Labour. The Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000...more
Originally published in Law360, New York on October 18, 2012.
If the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recent raid of the pharmacy at the center of the ongoing meningitis outbreak leads to criminal charges, attorneys...more
Full Tilt Poker, Poker Stars, and the U.S. Department of Justice announced today that Poker Stars will acquire Full Tilt Poker’s assets in a transaction that ends the DOJ’s civil forfeiture case against Full Tilt. Both Full...more
We recently reported that Metron Construction had pleaded guilty to criminal negligence in respect of the Christmas Eve 2009 deaths of four workers who fell 13 floors when a suspended work platform collapsed.
Last month, in a potentially significant but largely overlooked development, the Department of Justice ("DOJ") signaled that it would "increasingly" pursue "innovative, non-monetary measures" when it settles civil fraud...more
Advancements in technology have made fraudulent schemes easier to perpetrate, and have allowed criminal activity to expand in both quantity and nature. Today, corporate fraud is limited only by the creativity of the...more
Late last year, Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.) introduced a bill in the House of Representatives that would amend the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) to permit private suits against certain foreign companies and...more
Recent reports are that a deal has been agreed to by all interested parties which would allow the sale of Full-tilt assets to a French Company (GBT). As reported part of the purchase includes a payment of $80M USD by the...more
For some time now, the American Civil Liberties Union has been concerned about some federal prosecutors’ practice of seeking court orders to track the location of people’s cell phones without probable cause, arguing that this...more
A recent Tennessee federal jury case involving a private university reminds the academy of the critical need to balance fairly the interests of the accused and accuser in investigating sexual assault cases. While private...more
On September 30, 2011, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana ordered the United States to pay $1.7 million in a malicious prosecution lawsuit to Hubert Vidrine, based on findings that the U.S....more
Bills limiting the use of geolocation information collected from mobile and other devices were introduced in both chambers of Congress in June. The Location Privacy Protection Act of 2011 (S. 1223) and The Geolocation Privacy...more
On June 27, 2011, U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Thrash granted a temporary injunction on key parts of the Georgia Immigration law due to go into effect on July 1, 2011. The Judge ruled that the criminal provisions of the...more
In This Issue:
- Recent Prosecutions Reflect Heightened Focus by Regulators on Individual Liability of Healthcare Executives
- HHS Proposes to Allow State Data Mining for Medicaid Fraud
- Eleventh Circuit...more
At the end of his term in December 2010, New York Governor David A. Paterson signed the Wage Theft Prevention Act (“WTPA”) (Senate Bill 8380/Assembly Bill 11726) into law thereby revising portions of Articles 6 (Payment of...more
Welcome to our October 2010 edition of Employment Law Alert, in which we consider several recent employment law developments in Hong Kong covering a wide range of regular issues for human resources practitioners and in-house...more
There is a potential way for recovering compensation from Magistrates Courts or, at least, challenging the law that provides them with immunity. This applies to cases where the Magistrates or their clerks have detained...more
On April 20, 2010, China’s Supreme People’s Court published its first Intellectual Property Protection by Chinese Courts in 2009 White Paper (“White Paper”). The White Paper provides a review of Intellectual Property Rights...more
The Supreme Court today issued its decision in Cuomo v. The Clearing House Association and Office of the Comptroller of Currency, No. 08-453.
The Court ruled that the National Bank Act's grant of visitorial...more
Recognizing that the increase in willful violations of U.S. counterfeiting laws pose a serious threat to the economy, both chambers of Congress finally passed the Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual...more
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