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|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...
|Question Everything...Except the Witness - Tips on Maintaining Impartiality From R. v. Crawford, 2015 ABCA 175|
Kimberly Precht, Gregory Sim; Field Law;
August 10, 2015, previously published on July 9, 2015On 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...
|Criminal Investigation of Attorney|
Alice Tomlin; Withers Bergman LLP;
August 7, 2015, previously published on August 4, 2015The 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...
|Anti-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;
August 6, 2015, previously published on July 15, 2015The 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...
|EU Approves 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive|
Giulia Cipollini, Filippo Noseda; Withers Bergman LLP;
July 24, 2015, previously published on July 17, 2015After almost a year of wrangling, the EU Council and the European Parliament have finally reached an agreement on a new Anti-Money Laundering Directive.
|Compliance To Prevent Losses|
Michael Rainer, Michael Rainer; GRP Rainer LLP;
June 24, 2015, previously published on June 23, 2015For 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.
|Promulgation 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;
June 18, 2015, previously published on June 2015On 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...
|Nebraska's Abolition of the Death Penalty Will Save the State Millions|
David H. Godenswager, David M. Kall, Susan Millradt McGlone; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
June 17, 2015, previously published on June 4, 2015As 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.