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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
Back in November 2004, Kenosha, Wisconsin police officers shot and killed Michael E. Bell during a traffic stop. His father, Michael M. Bell, received a $1.75 million settlement in a civil rights lawsuit alleging that the...more
Employers should be aware that the Cloud Computing Act of 2012 was recently introduced in the US Congress as an amendment to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). +2012 Bill Tracking S. 3569. It would aid employers by...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
Back in July 2011, Derek Williams died in Milwaukee Police Department ("MPD") custody. After the release of a disturbing video which shows Mr. Williams in the back of an MPD squad car struggling to breathe and begging police...more
Internet Sweepstakes Cafés have been active throughout Ohio since 2010. These establishments offer customers the opportunity to play slot-style computer games online. Potential winnings include more Internet time and...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
If you’re planning to visit New York in the near future, be prepared to be patted down by a cop for no reason whatsoever.
That’s the message being sent to the general public by the Bloomberg administration in the form of...more
When lending to borrowers poised for growth, it is not uncommon for lenders to include mechanisms for them to capitalize on the future growth of the borrower, be it through warrants or other equity sweeteners (often known as...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
An $8.8 million award to the family of a Miami woman killed in a texting while driving accident has drawn attention to Florida’s lack of distracted driving laws.
• Phone records used to prove texting while driving
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
In a case with echoes of the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal, Penn State University and indeed the State of Pennsylvania face horrific charges of ignoring the sexual abuse of eight children at the hands of former Penn State...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
A significant settlement in a foster care abuse lawsuit demonstrated the defects in regulatory system meant to protect vulnerable children and infants. The lawsuit was brought on behalf of a 5-year-old boy who was placed into...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
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