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Are Political Intelligence Practice Groups Too Risky?
Bill on Bankruptcy: ResCap Report, a Bargain at $83 Million
Weekly Brief: $350K in Wine Leads to $14M Lawsuit
Weekly Brief: New Round of Layoffs Hit Law Firms
SEC News - Five Year Enforcement Limitation, FCPA Charges for Foreign Nationals, More...
With Probable Cause and Drug-Sniffing Dogs, Supreme Court Would Rather Keep Things Fluid
How to Protect Your Company From Hackers
Marijuana in the Workplace
Weekly Brief: Rakoff Orders Gupta To Pay Goldman Sachs' Legal Fees
Bill on Bankruptcy: Secret Madoff Agreement May Harm Victims
Stealth Lawyer: Dawn Porter, Filmmaker, 'Gideon's Army'
N.Y. Anti-Terror Law Diminishes Pursuit of Terrorism: Lawyer
Weekly Brief: New DOJ Tact Pushes Bank Subsidiaries To Admit Guilt
What Not To Do If You Are Involved in a Federal Criminal Investigation
Weekly Brief: Courthouse Violence on the Rise
How Does Immunity Work in a Federal Criminal Case?
What Happens in a Federal Grand Jury?
Ex-Boy Scout Trial Exposes Group’s “Pervert” Cover Up
Do You Need A Lawyer for a Federal Grand Jury Subpoena?
How Do Federal Prosecutors Categorize People Who Are Involved in an Investigation?
In This Issue:
- Third Circuit Panel Liberalizes “Protected Activity” Immunity for Employees Claiming Whistleblower Status
- Doing Time: A Requirement for White Collar Crime?
- Casting a Smaller Net:...more
Legislators convened for a three-day work week that ended in early adjournment on Thursday afternoon as lawmakers left Montgomery to beat anticipated severe weather. Day 20 concluded a week that saw progress on several...more
In two recent cases, the EEOC settled with employers who had fired workers because of positive drug tests for prescription drugs. But in states where medical marijuana is legal, can employers fire employees who test positive...more
The Ohio Department of Health has proposed new administrative rules scheduled to take effect January 1, 2013 that will significantly impact the obligations of a home health agency (“HHA”) regarding background checks of its...more
On Nov. 6, 2012, Washington voters approved Initiative 502 (“I-502”), which decriminalizes certain cultivation, sale, possession, and use of marijuana. The new law—which becomes effective Dec. 6, 2012—establishes a complex...more
The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more
The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 come into force in one month. What are the changes?...more
Private or government investigations usually start with a request for records. In more egregious situations, the FBI or other state or federal agency could show up and take records pursuant to a search warrant.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(“OSHA”) issued a new compliance directive on
September 8, 2011, titled Enforcement Procedures for
Investigating or Inspecting Incidents of Workplace...more
On 19 August 2011, the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in the cases of R v Tangerine Confectionery Limited and R v Veolia ES (UK) Limited. The decision examines the role within UK Health & Safety law of risk and its...more
Is it too much to ask for a safe place for our loved ones to live? Sure expansive bathrooms and gourmet food are nice, but at the very least, shouldn't we be able to expect a safe environment free from violence?
Yet as an...more
Medical-marijuana laws present employers with a unique dilemma regarding how they handle employees or applicants who test positive for illegal drug use as compared to how they handle persons who test positive for prescribed...more
The Dodd-Frank Act includes new and expanded whistleblower protections as well as bounty hunter provisions that are designed to increase the referrals of larger fraud actions by incentivizing employees, contractors, and many...more
On July 1, 2009, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that it had issued Notices of Inspection (NOIs) to 652 businesses across the country as part of a “bold, new audit initiative.” ICE targeted these...more
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