N.Y. Anti-Terror Law Diminishes Pursuit of Terrorism: Lawyer
Bill on Bankruptcy: Delaware to Continue Dominating Bankruptcy
In what has been described as the latest opinion on the use of hub and spoke theories to allege conspiracies in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act, the plaintiffs took the position that the viability of their claims...more
Yesterday, the Ninth Circuit issued an opinion affirming the dismissal of plaintiffs’ consolidated complaint in In re Musical Instruments and Equipment Antitrust Litigation. In addressing plaintiffs’ allegations of a...more
In an action that emphasizes the agency’s commitment to cybersecurity, the SEC recently charged 32 defendants with violations of the federal antifraud laws and corresponding SEC rules, stemming from an alleged $100 million...more
On July 29, 2015, BakerHostetler filed an amicus brief with the Second Circuit on behalf of the Center for Democracy and Technology, joined by five prominent nonprofit public interest groups, for the en banc rehearing of...more
The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently affirmed convictions for conspiracy to commit bank fraud and other related charges against three former executives of the Bank of the Commonwealth.
In 2008, the...more
Direct and indirect capacitor purchasers who filed class action complaints against an alleged worldwide cartel of capacitor manufacturers have, for the most part, survived a motion to dismiss in the Northern District of...more
So, you’ve designed a great looking poster. Posters are sold all over Twitter and other social media sites, and now you’ve been lucky enough to land a space in Amazon Marketplace. You’re not the only one selling posters, of...more
Can you sue an alleged conspirator without suing the other parties to the alleged conspiracy? That was one of the questions addressed by Judge Gale in the decision last week in Loftin v. QA Investments LLC, 2015 NCBC 41....more
Strange as it sounds, maybe we’re getting closer to the day we have to seriously consider liability for computer conspiracies.
On April 6, David Topkins, a former executive of an e-commerce seller of posters, prints and...more
Take a simple bribery scenario. A foreign Government Minister is the key decision-maker for the award of a contract to build and operate infrastructure, say a toll road. A UK contractor wins the contract in a purportedly...more
The New York Times reported this Wednesday and Thursday that the jury has convicted eleven of twelve educators of conspiring to alter and inflate student scores on standardized testing utilized to gauge compliance with, and...more
The use of Bitcoin has both legal and potentially illegal applications. Bitcoin is just a contemporary version of the Informal Value Transfer System, (“IVTS”) which in some countries is known as the Hawala. The IVTS has been...more
Indictment demonstrates the strength of US law enforcement efforts to combat offshore fraud and is the first to charge a FATCA violation.
On September 9, 2014, in US v. Robert Bandfield, et al., federal prosecutors in...more
In a shot across the bow of online payday lenders who allegedly disregard state law where their borrowers reside, a New York County grand jury recently voted a criminal usury and conspiracy indictment against 12 companies...more
Welcome to the July 2014 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
This month on the anticorruption front, two Noble Corporation executives settle with the U.S. Securities and Exchange...more
Companies and trade associations involved in setting industry standards should take note of a recent decision out of the Eastern District of Virginia this month. ...more
The Italian Supreme Court has reconsidered the possibility of applying Legislative Decree No. 231/2001 (the “Decree”) not only to the offence of conspiracy, but also to the so-called target offences of a criminal organisation...more
On Monday, June 23, 2014, a Federal Judge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania granted summary judgment for five pharmaceutical companies on horizontal conspiracy claims brought by Apotex Inc. and direct purchaser and end...more
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently upheld convictions for defendants who engaged in an illegal pump-and-dump stock manipulation scheme. Defendants, who participated with seven others in a conspiracy to...more
As widely reported in the financial press, Credit Suisse AG (“Credit Suisse”), a large Swiss bank that maintains a branch and other offices in the United States pleaded guilty to the felony of conspiracy to aid tax evasion by...more
On May 23, Nazir Karigar, an agent of Cryptometrics Canada Inc. (Cryptometrics), was sentenced to three years in federal prison under Canada’s foreign bribery statute. Mr. Karigar was convicted last August of conspiring to...more
In this issue:
- FINRA Proposes to Amend Rule 11892
- SEC Approves FINRA Rule Change to Limit Self-Trading
- FATCA Transitional Relief and Extension of Time for the Implementation of New Account...more
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
On April 30, 2014, a federal grand jury in Los Angeles, California, indicted Shokrollah Baravarian for Klein conspiracy: conspiracy to defraud the United States by impairing and impeding the IRS.
In This Issue:
- High Court Mulls if Amazon Must Pay for Worker Security Checks
- Silicon Valley Class-Action Accuses Executives of Hiring Collusion
- EEOC Issues New Guidelines for Religious Bias as Complaints...more
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