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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
On April 24, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York stayed an order that would have required a bank to disclose non-public supervisory information subject to the bank examination privilege. Wultz v....more
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently upheld a district court’s refusal to release nearly $4 million in assets frozen by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to...more
In this issue:
- SEC and CFTC Adopt Joint Rules to Help Protect Investors from Identity Theft
- CME Block Trade Advisories Clarify Nonpublic Information Restrictions
- CFTC Staff Issues No-Action...more
April 10 (Bloomberg Law) -- Why the Residential Capital LLC examiner's report will cost almost $83 million is the first item on the new Bloomberg bankruptcy video with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia and Bloomberg News bankruptcy...more
In This Issue:
- FEDERAL ISSUES
- STATE ISSUES
- FIRM NEWS
- FIRM PUBLICATIONS
- CONSUMER FINANCE
- CRIMINAL ENFORCEMENT
A New York federal district court judge has dismissed a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) claim against a former executive of Siemens, S.A. Argentina and Siemens Transportation Systems for lack of personal jurisdiction. ...more
In this issue:
- Recent SEC Speeches Focus on Investor Protection and Disclosure
- SEC 2013 Examination Priorities
- CFTC Revises Clearing Compliance Schedule for iTraxx CDS Indices
- SEC Division...more
On February 7, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the decision of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia holding that the Required Records Exception overrides a...more
Feb. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Money stolen from victims of the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme is earmarked for someone who may have been an accomplice in the fraud, and the agreement is being kept secret by a federal district judge. ...more
A recent ruling in the Southern District of New York rejected two defenses in a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) case, resulting in an interpretation of the law that could have damaging consequences for defendants who are...more
In a case addressing an issue of first impression involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the US District Court for the Southern District of New York adopted an expansive interpretation of the statute’s interstate...more
In the last two weeks, in two separate SEC enforcement actions, judges in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York issued rulings addressing when the United States Securities and Exchange...more
Judge in Siemens case seeks "limiting principle" for the exercise of personal jurisdiction over foreign defendants and concludes that mere support for a bribery scheme by a foreign defendant is insufficient to establish...more
A recent federal court decision highlights the increasing risk of prosecution for foreign national executives under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA”). The decision from the federal district court in New York denied...more
Dec. 19 (Bloomberg Law) -- United States Senator Charles Grassley (R - Iowa) and Bloomberg Contributing Editor Neil Barofsky talk with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about HSBC's recent settlement with US authorities over claims...more
Editor's Comment: Following up with the offensive strategy and the concept of attacking every weak point in the pretender lender's strategies, Fagan went after Wells Fargo on the seemingly innocuous motion for the Judge...more
On October 17, 2012, Mexico's Ministry of Finance published the Federal Law for the Prevention and Identification of Transactions from Illegal Funds (Ley Federal para la Prevención e Identificación de...more
A - and- Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs ("HMRC") : Challenge, the lawfulness of a search warrant issued by HMRC in the HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE -
Some clarification on this point has been provided in a recent case in which...more
Last year, we notified you about the Company Portal Manual (Manual) issued by Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The Manual gave instructions on the use of the special access portal, known as the Company Portal...more
On August 22, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida denied a major bank’s motion to enjoin prosecution by two state attorneys general of claims related to the bank’s credit card payment protection...more
Monday, August 13, 2012, marks the commencement of the Anti-Money Laundering Program.
Specifically, this is the effective date for implementing the regulatory compliance requirements for Residential Mortgage Lenders and...more
In This Issue:
- Industry Scorecard
- Case Development – Supreme Court Declines to Hear Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act Appeal
- The Impact of the AU Optronics Corp. Convictions
Excerpt from Industry...more
This digest collects and summarizes recent media reports regarding potential liability, government initiatives, litigation and regulatory actions arising from the subprime mortgage crisis and credit crunch, as well as the...more
March 12 (Bloomberg Law) -- Richard Holwell, who presided in Manhattan federal court over the insider trading trial of Galleon Group co-founder Raj Rajaratnam, tells Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia that the FBI's recent...more
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