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Howard Young on Coming Changes To The Healthcare Space [Video]

Howard Young, co-head of the healthcare practice at Morgan Lewis, talks about some of the major forces driving change and consolidation within the healthcare industry. According to Young, innovations in technology and changes...more

DOJ Announces Two More ‘Operation Choke Point’ Settlements

With the recent announcement by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that it had settled separate lawsuits against two small banks charged with facilitating consumer fraud through their relationships with third-party payment...more

Mind the Red Flags – FinCEN Issues Penalty for Failure to File SARs on Director’s Suspicious Activity

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) recently penalized First National Community Bank (FNCB) $1.5 million for failing to file suspicious activity reports (SARs) despite the existence of...more

Food and Hospitality Bites - Autumn 2014

IN THIS ISSUE: - Allergen labelling – the new requirements - Licensing and deregulation - Late Night Levy – Update - The new Tobacco Products Directive - The Horsemeat Scandal - The Alcohol Misuse Manifesto...more

Food and Beverage News and Trends

FDA clarifies its stance on cheese making. On June 13, the FDA issued a clarification stating it “does not have a new policy banning the use of wooden shelves in cheese-making, nor is there any requirement in effect...more

Intimate Images & Cyberbullying – Assessing The Canadian Response

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

FinCEN: Accountant and Elder Abuse

We have been keeping track of FinCEN's SAR Activity Review – Trends, Tips & Issues virtually from its inception. In its just issued May 2013 report, FinCEN provides new information regarding two areas of importance: 1)...more

Steven Getman: Legal links of interest for the week ending March 15, 2013

Legal links of interest for the week ending March 15, 2013 Friday, March 15, 2013 by Steven J. Getman, Esq. Attorney Steven Getman reports on some of the stories about courts, the law and lawyers in the news this past...more

Reid-Kyl Bill Would Legalize Online Poker at Federal Level

A draft of the online poker bill that Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) plan to introduce was released this week. The bill, known as the “Internet Gambling Prohibition, Poker Consumer Protection, and...more

Money Laundering and Regulatory Enforcement Risks for Non-Banks

It is not hard to read the tea leaves when it comes to government criminal and civil enforcement programs. Prosecutors and regulators try to jawbone the industry into compliance by threatening criminal and/or civil...more

New Mexico Ignition Interlock - Informational Flyer

Arrested for DWI in New Mexico? How to get your Ignition Interlock License....more

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Law 1053 Human Rights Study Log

This is an ongoing informal project for my human rights module, it will be accompanied by a short essay for the purposes of coursework submission. The first part will be completed in the first term and in the second term this...more

Employment Law Commentary - Volume 24, No. 03 - March 2011

In this issue: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Compliance: Encouraging Employee Participation and Cooperation to Avoid Whistleblower Claims; The Employer-Employee Relationship in a Post Dodd Frank World; The Purpose of a Good...more

FDA Publicly Releases Guidelines for Park Prosecutions Following FOIA Appeals

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised Ropes & Gray today that it has published its criteria for Park doctrine prosecutions of responsible corporate officers in its Regulatory Procedures Manual. Under United States v....more

SEC’s Proposed Whistleblower Rules Will Eviscerate Compliance Programs

Last month, I wrote about California’s whistleblower hotline in this post. In early November, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued proposed rules for implementing the whistleblower provisions of Section 21F of the...more

SEC Issues Proposed Rules for Whistleblower Program under Dodd-Frank Act

On November 3, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued proposed rules for implementing the whistleblower provisions added to Section 21F of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and...more

Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act

In reviewing the recently enacted Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act), we found two very different sections worthy of brief note. *Small Issuers exempted from auditor certificates...more

White Collar Defense Alert: Criminal Provisions in the Wall Street Reform Act

Today, the Senate passed, by a 60-39 vote, new financial reform legislation that includes a number of new criminal provisions that impact the derivatives market, secondary swaps and commodity swaps, ratings agencies,...more

FDA Looks to Boost Criminal Prosecutions

In the wake of a scathing March 4th GAO Report, FDA has informed Congress that it will boost criminal prosecutions of pharmaceutical and food industry executives.[1] Although the Agency's Office of Criminal Investigation...more

Advertising Law - August 13, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: *Alan Brunswick, L. Peter Parcher, Lee Phillips and Jordan Yospe Named to The Hollywood Reporter’s Power Lawyers Top 100 *Officials Say Craigslist Still Hosts Sex Ads *FTC Testifies About Efforts to...more

Loan Modification Scams On The Increase

As more and more homeowners face the threat of foreclosure, scam artists are moving into the loan modification arena. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, which regulates nationally chartered banks, is warning...more

Seneca County 2006 Local Law No. 2, Administration & Enforcement of the NYS Uniform Fire Prevention & Bldg. Code & the State...

This local law provides for the administration and enforcement of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (the Uniform Code) and the State Energy Conservation Construction Code (the Energy Code) in this...more

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