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|Crime at Florida Colleges and Universities|
Marc Hardesty; Hardesty, Tyde, Green & Ashton, P.A.;
October 23, 2015, previously published on October 21, 2015In general, crime on college campuses tends to be lower than the outside world, but it’s still a problem that causes legislators and university administrators to carefully consider what might be done. Since college campuses are perceived to be relatively safe, students can be lulled into a...
|Will the “Yates Memo” Impact Maryland State Prosecutions?|
Steven A. Allen, Elliott D. Petty; Pessin Katz Law, P.A.;
October 22, 2015, previously published on October 8, 2015(1) Prosecute and defend on the part of the State all cases pending in the Appellate Courts of the State, in the Supreme Court of the United States or the inferior Federal Courts, by or against the State, or in which the State may be interested, except those criminal appeals otherwise prescribed by...
|Proposed ‘Ban the Box’ Legislation Would Limit Criminal History Inquiries by Federal Contractors|
Susan M. Corcoran, Garen E. Dodge, Richard I. Greenberg; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 21, 2015, previously published on September 17, 2015Bills pending in both houses of Congress would make it unlawful for most federal contractors to request a job applicant, whether orally or in writing, to disclose criminal history record information before the applicant has received a conditional offer of employment.
|Alas, A New Jersey State Court Fixes Fees|
Louis Niedelman; Cooper Levenson, P.A.;
September 18, 2015, previously published on September 16, 2015In the above case, a motor vehicle accident led to a lawsuit where a Board Certified Neurosurgeon treated the Plaintiff and defense counsel wanted his discovery deposition. The expert set his fee at $1,000.00 per hour with a minimum of $3,000.00 plus a $500.00 preparation fee, unless the medical...
|Compliance for small and medium-sized businesses|
Michael Rainer; GRP Rainer LLP;
September 17, 2015, previously published on September 16, 2015Effective compliance management systems are not only crucial for large businesses. They are also increasingly important for small and medium-sized businesses in order to avoid unwittingly infringing laws and regulations.
|How to Protect Your Deceased Loved Ones From Identity Theft|
Ryan W. Barry; Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.;
September 4, 2015, previously published on September 2015We've all been warned about protecting ourselves from identity theft, but one group of victims can't take action to protect themselves-the dead. Identity thieves steal the identities of more than 2 million deceased Americans a year, according to fraud prevention firm ID Analytics. Fortunately,...
|Proposed New Rule May Require Registered Investment Advisers to Adopt Anti-Money Laundering Programs|
Morrison Cohen LLP;
September 1, 2015, previously published on August 28, 2015Investment advisers registered with the SEC would be required to comply with broad array of anti-money laundering obligations under a rule proposed this week by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
|Michael Morton and Your Worst Nightmare|
Ryan W. Gertz; Gertz Law Firm;
August 24, 2015, previously published on Fall 2013Michael Morton was accused of murdering his wife and spent twenty-five years in prison before DNA evidence - withheld by the State - exonerated him. This is Morton's Story.
|Crime and Punishment - Punitive Damages Allowed Despite Criminal Sanctions|
Joel H. Franz; McLennan Ross LLP;
August 19, 2015, previously published on June 5, 2015The recent Alberta Provincial Court decision of Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. v Sheret will be of interest to those considering a claim for punitive damages despite prior successful criminal sanctions against a defendant.
|Mining Executive’s Request For More Detailed Indictment Denied|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
August 13, 2015, previously published on August 12, 2015On Monday, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia denied a renewed motion for a bill of particulars from the coal executive facing federal criminal conspiracy charges arising from a fatal 2010 mine explosion. The defense renewed the motion after additional charges were...