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|Jurors Hold Philip Morris And RJ Reynolds Accountable for Engaging in 50-Year Conspiracy|
Kenneth S. Byrd; Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP;
January 29, 2015, previously published on October 22, 2014Attorney Kenneth Byrd of the Nashville office of national plaintiffs' law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, announced that a jury in federal court in Florida today returned a verdict of $41.1 million against Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company for conspiring for...
|Compounding Pharmacy Co-Owner Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor Criminal Violations of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act|
Frederick R. Ball, Rachael G. Pontikes, Alison T. Rosenblum; Duane Morris LLP;
January 19, 2015, previously published on December 22, 2014The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, acting through the U.S. Department of Justice appears to have relied on the Park Doctrine to hold a corporate officer of a compounding pharmacy criminally responsible for the pharmacy's violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA). As...
|Dark Days for Dirty Money: Renewed Focus on AML|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
January 15, 2015, previously published on December 15, 2014SEC-registered investment advisers, and consequently the private funds they advise, are not subject to many of the anti-money laundering (AML) requirements imposed on “financial institutions” under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and USA PATRIOT Act. However, regulators have been calling for...
|Attacking the Money-Laundering Problem in Mexico|
Barbara Altimus Shreero; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
January 13, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014According to the Los Angeles Times, Mexican officials have estimated the amount of laundered money in the Mexican economy at $50 billion annually—three percent of the legitimate Mexican economy. The CIA World Fact Book labels Mexico as a “major drug-producing and transit nation”,...
|Young v. Prizm Asset Management, Expansion of Mall Duties to Third Party Criminal Acts|
Carmelo T. Torraca; Cooper Levenson, P.A.;
January 10, 2015, previously published on December 18, 2014The Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently overturned a Court of Common Pleas ruling which had granted summary judgment in favor of the Steamtown Mall in a case involving an assault which occurred in the Mall’s parking lot.
|The Time For Establishing a Parole Plan is NOW|
Eric John Marcy; Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A.;
January 8, 2015, previously published on December 3, 2014The issue of parole is an area that few consider or plan for after having been sentenced to a prison term. Parole is not guaranteed. Any individual sentenced to a prison term should be considering parole issues, if not a sentencing, then shortly thereafter and planning for that day that he or she...
|U.S. Department of Commerce Finds 'Dumping' and Unlawful Subsidization of Solar Product Imports|
Kenneth W. Irvin, Gregory Kusel, Natalie Mitchell; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
January 8, 2015, previously published on December 22, 2014On December 16, 2014, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced its affirmative final determinations regarding imports of certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic products used for solar generation. The Department determined that China and Taiwan violated antidumping duty law by selling solar...
|Drive on a Suspended License Following a Conviction for Drunk Driving? Do Not Pass Go.... Go Directly to Jail... Do Not Even Think About Rehab!|
John E. Hogan; Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A.;
December 10, 2014, previously published on October 27, 2014In prior blog posts New Law Mandates Video Cameras in Police Vehicles and Mandatory Jail Under New Driving While Suspended Statue, we discussed changes in the law governing suspended drivers. This article expands that discussion by employing an hypothetical anecdote to provide context to the law...
|Proposed New Jersey Legislation Seeks to Protect Privacy Interests in Motor Vehicle’s “Black Box” Data|
Ellen Torregrossa-O'Connor; Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A.;
December 10, 2014, previously published on November 18, 2014In past investigations into automobile collisions, drivers often faced little challenge to their claims that they adhered to speed limits but somehow lost control of the car, that they applied their brakes but could not slow down in time, or that they steered to avoid animals who invariably left no...
|Getting Caught With Marijuana Dec. 2014|
December 10, 2014, previously published on December 2014Getting Caught with Marijuana