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Adobe PDFMichael Morton and Your Worst Nightmare
Ryan W. Gertz; Gertz Law Firm;
Legal Alert/Article
August 24, 2015, previously published on Fall 2013
Michael 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.


HTMLCrime and Punishment - Punitive Damages Allowed Despite Criminal Sanctions
Joel H. Franz; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2015, previously published on June 5, 2015
The 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.


HTMLMining Executive’s Request For More Detailed Indictment Denied
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 13, 2015, previously published on August 12, 2015
On 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...


HTMLQuestion Everything...Except the Witness - Tips on Maintaining Impartiality From R. v. Crawford, 2015 ABCA 175
Kimberly Precht, Gregory Sim; Field Law;
Legal Alert/Article
August 10, 2015, previously published on July 9, 2015
On a frigid January night, Mr. Crawford was along for the ride when one of his companions—fuelled by alcohol and jealous suspicion, and armed with a completely ineffectual pellet gun—decided to steal a vehicle. Mr. Crawford was convicted of theft of an automobile and being a party to a...


HTMLCriminal Investigation of Attorney
Alice Tomlin; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 7, 2015, previously published on August 4, 2015
The Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) has held that an attorney acting under a lasting power of attorney can be guilty of abuse of position under Section 4 of the Fraud Act 2006 where there is evidence of a 'general deficiency' in the attorney's management of the donor's financial affairs. This...


HTMLAnti-Money Laundering Update: Proposed Amendments to the Regulations to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act Issued
Ana Badour, Nancy J. Carroll; McCarthy Tetrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 6, 2015, previously published on July 15, 2015
The Department of Finance issued on July 4, 2015 for consultation proposed amendments (Proposed Amendments) to certain Regulations under the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (Act). The consultation period expires September 2, 2015.Once the Proposed Amendments come...


HTMLEU Approves 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive
Giulia Cipollini, Filippo Noseda; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 24, 2015, previously published on July 17, 2015
After almost a year of wrangling, the EU Council and the European Parliament have finally reached an agreement on a new Anti-Money Laundering Directive.


HTMLCompliance To Prevent Losses
Michael Rainer, Michael Rainer; GRP Rainer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 24, 2015, previously published on June 23, 2015
For their own benefit, executive boards ought to issue carefully defined rules of conduct. Compliance is an important topic both from a legal and media perspective.


HTMLPromulgation of the Reforms Creating Mexico's National Anticorruption System
Antonio Franck, Antonio Gonzalez, Guillermo E. Larrea, Bertha Alicia Ordaz-Aviles, Jose Antonio Vazquez Cobo; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
June 18, 2015, previously published on June 2015
On May 27, 2015, Mexico's Executive Power published several amendments to the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States in the Official Federal Gazette, creating the National Anticorruption System ("Anticorruption System"). The purpose of these amendments is to allow several...


HTMLNebraska's Abolition of the Death Penalty Will Save the State Millions
David H. Godenswager, David M. Kall, Susan Millradt McGlone; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2015, previously published on June 4, 2015
As was widely broadcast last week, Nebraska lawmakers outlawed the death penalty, overriding Gov. Pete Rickets’ veto that would have kept it intact. Reuters reported that it is the first majority Republican state to do so since 1973, when North Dakota outlawed it.


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