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|In the Fitting Room with the Thieves|
Alan Behr; Phillips Nizer LLP;
January 23, 2017, previously published on December 21, 2016Whether you call it shoplifting or shrinkage and the people tasked with stopping it the house detectives or the asset protection department, and regardless of what new technology you put into place, if you are a retailer, stealing is a problem that will never go away. When I was in high school,...
|DUI Arrests May Result in the Prudential Revocation of a Validly Issued Nonimmigrant Visa|
Maria del Carmen Ramos; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP;
January 18, 2017, previously published on December 2016Contrary to popular opinion, there are serious immigration consequences for nonimmigrants who are arrested for driving under the influence DUI) or a related offense. According to recently released guidance found in the Department of State’s Foreign Affairs Manual, the Department of State...
|New Insider Trading Ruling: 7 Things You Should Consider To Avoid Criminal Prosecution|
Rebecca H. Forest, Peter E. Reinert; Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed Professional Association;
January 4, 2017, previously published on December 16, 2016In its first insider trading ruling in almost 20 years, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that a person can be held criminally liable for passing inside information to a friend or relative, even if the tipper does not receive a financial benefit from the...
|Amendment to Criminal Procedure Rule 41 Impacts Data Privacy in U.S. and Abroad|
Mark D. Herlach, Francis X. Nolan, Robert D. Owen, Phillip E. Stano, Mary Jane Wilson-Bilik; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
December 6, 2016, previously published on December 6, 2016On December 1, 2016, amended Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure (FRCP) went into effect, thus expanding federal law enforcement’s power to search and seize electronic data. The new rule will allow law enforcement to seek a warrant from a “magistrate judge with authority...
|Marijuana Measures on the Ballot in Nine States|
KyraAnne Gates, Rayna Habel Jones; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
November 17, 2016, previously published on November 07, 2016On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, nine states will have marijuana-related measures on their ballots-five states will consider whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use and four states will vote on whether to allow medical marijuana. Given these impending state law changes, the legalization of...
|An Explanation Of Ohio DUI And OVI Law|
Daniel F. Gigiano Co. L.P.A.;
November 15, 2016, previously published on Summer 2016In this white paper, Attorney Daniel Gigiano reviews Ohio bankruptcy and foreclosure laws, which have changed considerably over the last decade. Attorney Gigiano has practiced bankruptcy and foreclosure law since 1993 and shares his legal knowledge of these difficult financial situations that have...
|UK to Implement Fourth Money Laundering Directive, Presenting an Opportunity for the Gaming Sector to Provide Input|
Lisa Navarro; Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP;
October 20, 2016, previously published on October 17, 2016The current EU Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (ML/TF) measures are contained in the Third Money Laundering Directive (3MLD). 3MLD was implemented into UK law by the Money Laundering Regulations 2007, the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, and the Terrorism Act 2000. These Regulations promote a...
|Partner Jim Ryan's article, "As the pendulum swings: bribery backlash to Honest Services Doctrine," is published in Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly.|
James W. Ryan; Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC;
October 14, 2016T'was not so long ago that we saw an insurance company lobbyist in Massachusetts find himself convicted of wire and mail fraud as a result of his company picking up the tab for golf and entertainment junkets to Puerto Rico by the chairman of the Massachusetts House Insurance Committee and others...
|Principal William P. Devereaux is interviewed for an article in Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly, "Condo owners denied payment for unauthorized development"|
William P. Devereaux; Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC;
October 14, 2016Condominium associations on Goat Island were not entitled to compensation for the seven-year occupation and use of association property by the operators of a banquet hall built under an invalid exercise of development rights, a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge has determined. The condo associations...
|United States Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of Criminal Breath Test Refusal Statutes|
J. David Marsey; Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell Professional Association;
October 11, 2016, previously published on October 3, 2016The United States Supreme Court recently upheld the constitutionality of state statutes providing criminal penalties for the refusal to provide a breath test after an arrest for DUI, but held them unconstitutional when applied to blood tests. This is a very timely decision because the...