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|Indiana Enacts Broad Criminal Records Expungement Law|
Jackson Lewis LLP;
May 16, 2013, previously published on May 10, 2013Indiana Governor Mike Pence has signed into law legislation permitting individuals arrested or convicted of certain crimes to have those records expunged. In addition, the new law (House Enrolled Act 1482) prohibits an employer from discriminating against any person because a conviction or arrest...
|Boston Bombing Raises Legal Question: Balancing Public Safety And The Constitutional Rights Of U.S. Citizens|
Strauss Troy Co. L.P.A.;
May 16, 2013, previously published on May 9, 2013The recent arrest of the living Boston Marathon bomber has raised a tough constitutional question - is he entitled to warnings under Miranda v. Arizona? Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was questioned for 16 hours before he was given the warnings. Tsarnaev is an American citizen, arrested in America, and it would...
|UK Deferred Prosecution Agreements: New Enforcement Tool or Blunt Instrument?|
James Kitching, Salah M. Mattoo; Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson (London) LLP;
May 16, 2013, previously published on May 14, 2013The Crime and Courts Act 2013 (the "Act") received Royal Assent in April 2013, and makes provision for the introduction of deferred prosecution agreements ("DPAs") in the U.K. The relevant provisions of the Act are likely to come into force early next year. The proponents of...
|Australian Fraudsters: Definition of Concurrent Wrongdoer Tied to Loss|
Kate Findlay; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
May 10, 2013, previously published on May 7, 2013When is a fraudulent and negligent tortfeasor a “concurrent wrongdoer”? In Hunt & Hunt Lawyers v. Mitchell Morgan Nominees, the High Court of Australia has clarified the definition of a concurrent wrongdoer finding that liability can be apportioned under Part 4 of the Civil...
|“Regarding” An Alcoholic As Disabled: Proof Problems|
Roger J. Miller; McGrath North Mullin & Kratz, PC LLO;
May 6, 2013, previously published on April 2013A police officer in Spokane, Washington was involved in a car accident and drove away. He was subsequently arrested for driving under the influence and told his employer that he had an alcohol “problem.” In order to avoid criminal prosecution, he entered into a diversion program which...
|Did The Local DUI Lawyer Draft Your Pay Plans?|
Tillman Y. Coffey; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
May 6, 2013, previously published on May 1, 2013Of course not. We just wanted to get your attention. The real question is when was the last time you reviewed your pay plans to make sure that they accurately reflected your current pay practices and policies, and adequately protected the dealership? How do you know if your pay plans may need an...
|Drunk Driving, Drug and Driver License Restoration.|
Howard Van Den Heuvel; Howard VanDenHeuvel, Attorney at Law;
May 3, 2013, previously published on May 2, 2013Michigan has some of the most restrictive drunk and drugged driving laws in the United States. That's why it is critical to retain a lawyer who is aggressive and effective in his legal representation of you. Howard Van Den Heuvel has been aggressively defending clients for over 20 years. Let his...
|Ralph Lauren Corruption Enforcement Action Allegedly Involving Inappropriate Payments to Argentine Customs Officials Demonstrates the Benefits of Effective Controls|
Lewis Baach PLLC;
April 30, 2013, previously published on April 24, 2013A recent U.S. corruption-related criminal law enforcement action makes clear the importance of maintaining strong compliance controls that meet global market expectations. As more and more business has cross-border components, businesses everywhere should adopt effective compliance programs to...
|BGH: Tightening Of Jurisprudence on Criminal Code for Tax Offences|
Michael Rainer; GRP Rainer LLP;
April 30, 2013, previously published on April 30, 2013The Federal Court of Justice (BGH) has seemingly tightened the jurisprudence on tax evasion. This shall particularly concern tax evaders who have failed to pay tax on multi-million euro amounts.
|SEC and CFTC Adopt Identity Theft Red Flag Rules|
Margaret D. Farrell, Jacquelyn A. Mancini; Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP;
April 29, 2013, previously published on April 24, 2013On April 10, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the "CFTC" and together with the SEC, the "Commissions") jointly adopted rules and guidelines that require certain entities subject to their enforcement...