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The apparent practice by employers of requesting access to employees’ and applicants’ social media accounts, such as Facebook and Twitter, has led the state of Michigan to pass the Internet Privacy Protection Act (PA 478 of...more
On December 28, 2012, Michigan joined California,1 Illinois,2 and Maryland3 in enacting a social media password protection law when Governor Rick Snyder signed the "Internet Privacy Protection Act" (IPPA or the "Act"). In an...more
On Friday, December 28, 2012, Michigan became the fourth state to ban employers from accessing password protected social media accounts....more
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, has indicated that she is drafting legislation that would seek to increase judicial oversight over prosecutors’ efforts to act against Internet...more
On December 13, 2012, the Michigan Legislature passed House Bill HB 5523, known as the Internet Privacy Protection Act (IPPA), which, if signed by Governor Rick Snyder, will become effective immediately....more
The much-anticipated Leveson Inquiry on the Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press (“Leveson Report” or “Report”) was released on November 29, 2012. The inquiry leading to the Report was initiated as a response to ongoing...more
California Penal Code § 594 defines vandalism as defacing another’s property with graffiti “or other inscribed material,” or damaging or destroying another’s property. To be convicted of...more
The Second Circuit's December 3, 2012 decision in United States v. Caronia, No. 09-5006-CR, could cause a sea change in the growing number of prosecutions brought by the government to prevent the off-label promotion of drugs...more
The Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit sent shockwaves through the pharmaceutical industry with its decision in United States v. Caronia. Alfred Caronia was a pharmaceutical sales representative convicted of a...more
Last week a federal appeals court made a ruling that chips away at a fundamental aspect of the FDA's gatekeeping function with new drugs. The court tossed a conviction of a drug sales representative who was promoting drugs...more
On December 3, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued an opinion that stands to transform the regulatory landscape in which pharmaceutical and medical device companies operate. In recent...more
In a significant blow to the U.S. government’s enforcement efforts against the pharmaceutical industry, a panel of the Second Circuit overturned the conviction of a pharmaceutical sales representative for conspiracy to...more
In a much-anticipated decision, a federal court of appeals has ruled that the government cannot criminally prosecute pharmaceutical manufacturers and their representatives under the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act (“FDCA”) for...more
In an aggressive step against businesses selling drugs online, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, took legal action earlier this month against more than 4,100...more
It is important to weigh enforcement risks with perspective. The Justice Department’s biggest FCPA enforcement year was approximately $1.4 billion in 2010.
The Justice Department doubled that amount in the off-label...more
On July 27, 2012, in Friedman et al. v. Sebelius, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit held that the Department of Health & Human Services may exclude from participation in federal health care programs...more
The Texas Attorney General issued an opinion yesterday concluding the mere payment of an entry fee to participate in a contest that tests skill or speed, and that does not involve an element of chance, could be found not to...more
Who should be outraged by Egypt's recent move to obtain Red Notices against NGO staff members? Out of basic concern for the human condition, all of us. More specifically, and more selfishly, those of us who rely on the...more
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“Computers have become an indispensable part of our daily lives. We use them for work; we use them for play. Sometimes we use them for play at work. Many employers have adopted policies prohibiting the use of work computers...more
The House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights recently released its report on the “The State of Organized Crime“. Among the noteworthy recommendations of the Standing Committee relating to state...more
The Department of Justice is proud of its record on FCPA enforcement. They take credit whenever and wherever they can. They trumpet every settlement. They proudly proclaim that over half of last year’s criminal...more
Bill C-22 (Mandatory Reporting of Internet Child Pornography by Persons Who Provide an Internet Service) (the “Act”) was passed in March, 2011 and was proclaimed in force as of December 8, 2011. Those caught by the Act now...more
Officials from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (the “USCIS”) announced this month that they are expanding the 2011 pilot program for crackdown on immigration scams that fraudulently promise immigration services...more
Bills were introduced in both the House and the Senate earlier this month to increase the penalties for trafficking in counterfeit drugs. Both versions of the proposed “Counterfeit Drug Penalty Enhancement Act of 2011” (H.R....more
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