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The Second Circuit upheld SEC Rule 10b-5-2 which defines certain types of relationships as the predicate for insider trading. In reaching its conclusion the Court rejected an argument that an insider trading claim must be...more
Over the past decade, the deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) has become a standard tool of the U.S. Department of Justice. A DPA essentially is a contract between the DOJ and the target of an investigation — often a...more
On Thursday May 15, United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of California, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers granted a motion for a preliminary injunction and motion for class certification in Preap v. Holder, a...more
In a decision that will surely have implications for criminal defendants and victims of crimes, on April 18, 2014, the Eleventh Circuit ordered federal authorities to disclose correspondence that took place between Palm Beach...more
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In Protection Strategies, Inc. v. Starr Indemnity & Liability Co., the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia allowed an insurer to recoup more than $670,000 in costs paid for the insured first to respond to...more
Chair Mary Jo White testified before Congress this week. Her testimony focused on the budget, reviewing the recent work of the agency. The Commission brought a series of civil injunctive and administrative proceedings this...more
Recently, a joint legislative committee sent a report to the North Carolina General Assembly that recommended passing an anti-troll bill during the legislature’s 2014 Short Session. A copy of the bill may be found here. The...more
A New York Appellate Court held for the first time that a judgment issued by a foreign country’s criminal court awarding monetary compensation to a fraud victim is civil, not penal in nature, and therefore enforceable in New...more
In a groundbreaking decision, the Central District of California became the first court to hold that antitrust violators who received amnesty from criminal prosecution were not entitled to the damages-limiting benefits of the...more
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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
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
Two years ago, we anticipated a growing problem with jurors who disregard trial judges’ instructions concerning Internet use. In July 2011, we reported on the first known prosecution of a juror in Great Britain for...more
Double agents. Bribery. Top-secret industrial facilities. Code words. An undercover FBI operation, complete with a wire. The DuPont v. Kolon Industries trade secrets trial had all the elements of a spy novel...more
The False Claims Act (FCA), which allows both the government and whistleblowers to seek treble damages for claims of civil fraud on the United States, is a powerful tool. In the past two years, the government has aggressively...more
In an order surely to reverberate with both the plaintiffs’ and defense bar, on March 20, 2013, Judge D. Brock Hornby of the United States District Court for the District of Maine denied the plaintiffs’ motion to certify a...more
Court of Appeal affirmed trial court's determination that making a loan based on a false promise to repay amounted to theft by false pretense, and Penal Code 496 therefore applied, entitling the victim to recover treble...more
In addition to the criminal penalties which stem from a fraud based convictions, a court may also order a convicted defendant to pay restitution. “The purpose of restitution . . . , however, is not to punish the defendant,...more
The solicitation of employees by competitors is a frequent problem for companies in Germany. Many companies actively pursue a so-called “war for talents” and sometimes unlawful means are used for the purpose of soliciting...more
If you have just been served a notice about a restraining order, you should read this post, and fast!
Contact: George E. Bourguignon, Jr., Esq.
Phone: (508) 769-1359 or (413) 746-8008
Originally published in InsideCounsel.com on August 23, 2012.
How Can a Victim Obtain Relief Through Forfeiture?
Forfeited property generally goes to the government to spend in whatever manner it sees fit. However...more
My office phone rings and it’s one of my favorite clients. We just finished working on an appeal of a resident discharge and were expecting the Division of Medical Assistance hearing officer decision any day. I felt pretty...more
We recently blogged about the recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Securities and Exchange Commission v. Goble, 2012 WL 1918819 (11th Cir. May 29, 2012). There, we discussed the appeals...more
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