Porn Copyright Trolls Receive Punitive Sanctions
Manufacturers with operations, employees, and/or customers in China must be aware of a long list of China-specific data-flow and content restrictions. Data-flow restrictions in particular affect manufacturers employing or...more
On July 3, 2016, the European Union’s Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) will replace the EU’s Market Abuse Directive (MAD). The directive on criminal sanctions for insider dealing and market manipulation (CSMAD) will be...more
In This Issue:
- Social Media Accounts in Bankruptcy: Business or Personal?
- Should Your Company Allow Pets for Take Your Dog to Work Day?
- Excerpt from Social Media Accounts in Bankruptcy: Business or...more
Last week, U.S. authorities settled criminal charges against a subsidiary of Schlumberger Ltd. and civil claims against PayPal, Inc. Federal authorities alleged that these companies violated U.S. embargoes and other economic...more
While it’s not clear whether the President’s release today of an Executive Order, "Blocking the Property of Certain Persons Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities," was purposefully timed to coincide with...more
Welcome to the May 2014 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
This month, on the anticorruption front, Avon Products, Inc. (“Avon”) agrees to pay USD $135 million to settle a...more
Recent news highlights what can happen when companies are not compliant vis-à-vis their trade compliance programs, leading to potential civil and criminal actions. Such actions can cost millions of dollars in penalties,...more
On April 4, 2014, the United States Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division (DOJ) announced the first-ever successful extradition on an antitrust charge. A German appeals court had approved the extradition of Romano...more
Has ICE Been Busy in 2013? What to Expect if You Get a Notice of Inspection -
On November 6, 1986, the Immigration Reform and Control Act required employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of their...more
Since the amendment in 2010 of the Belgian Gaming Act of 7 May 1999, effective as from 2011, both operators of illegal games of chance (article 4 §1 of the Act) and the natural persons playing these games (article 4 §2 of the...more
As the world prepares to descend on Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, Trade Secrets Watch decided to take a look at how effective trade secret protections are in Russia.
Although Russia has fairly robust trade...more
Welcome to the November 2013 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
On the anticorruption front, a Swiss tech company’s former exec is charged in the US...more
Yesterday, the Belgian Privacy Commission’s announced its intention to make enforcement its number one priority:
- A dedicated inspection task force will be set up pro-actively monitoring companies and organisations...more
In August 2013, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) published its Report for Members and Committees of Congress regarding Immigration-Related Worksite Enforcement performance measures. This report, which is based on data...more
In a ruling applying conflicting precedents, the Eleventh Circuit identified factors courts should consider when determining whether certain accounts are subject to asset forfeiture....more
July 16 (Bloomberg) -- Morgan Pietz, a Los Angeles copyright lawyer, talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about fighting Chicago-based Prenda Law Inc. in federal court for its abusive copyright infringement litigation...more
On June 27, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama announced that a used car dealer pleaded guilty to charges that he violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). ...more
In all jurisdictions the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), 18 U.S.C. 1030, the federal computer crime statute, applies to former employees who steal data from the company computer, but in two federal circuits it does not...more
A 2013 ruling from the Rhode Island Superior Court illustrates the necessity of preserving potentially relevant information in the face of pending or threatened litigation, and the harsh consequences that can result from a...more
Last week a guest blog post in the FCPA Blog by Ernesto Sanchez, entitled “What’s good for reciprocity may be bad for FCPA prosecutions”, implied that the US District Court’s ruling when it “vacated an SEC Dodd-Frank rule...more
On June 26, following long running negotiations, the Council of the EU announced a compromise with the European Parliament on the proposed MAR....more
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) is poised to modify its “no-admit, no-deny” policy to seek more admissions of wrongdoing from defendants as a condition of settlement in enforcement cases. The change comes...more
California Insurance Code Section 553.5(b) prohibits insurers from providing a defense for certain types of claims, including criminal claims. Does statute preclude a defense for all criminal claims or just some? In Mt....more
The federal Department of Justice recently filed criminal charges against a 41-year old software programmer and system manager who hacked into his former employer's computer network, causing $90,000 in damage. The complaint...more
Executive Summary -
On May 13, 2013, generic drug manufacturer Ranbaxy USA Inc. (Ranbaxy), a subsidiary of Indian generic drug manufacturer Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited, pled guilty to seven felony charges as part of a...more
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