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|Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure|
Stephen J. MacGillivray, Raymond M. Ripple; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
February 5, 2014, previously published on January 2013Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure - the procedural rules that govern the life of a case in the federal trial courts - are on the horizon. On June 3, 2013, the Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure (the “Standing Committee”) approved for publication a report...
|False Claims Act Whistleblower Bounties Exceed $345 Million in Fiscal Year 2013|
Anthony Navid Moshirnia; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
January 31, 2014, previously published on January 21, 2014The DOJ has released its Fiscal Year (“FY”) 2013 totals for civil settlements and judgments recovered under the federal False Claims Act (“FCA”). To say that the Department had a successful year in prosecuting fraud against the government would be putting it mildly. ...
|Chief Judge Kozinski’s Ninth Circuit Dissent in U.S. v. Olsen Offers Hope that Courts Will Keep Prosecutors Honest|
Joseph D. Barton; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
January 31, 2014, previously published on January 21, 2014On December 10, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied a request for a rehearing en banc in United States v. Olsen, 2013 WL 6487376 (9th Cir. 2013) (ord. denying reh’g en banc). The defendant, Kenneth Olsen, sought to vacate, set aside, or correct his sentence on...
|Department of Labor Whistleblower Update|
Igor M. Babichenko, Mary E. Pivec; Williams Mullen;
January 27, 2014, previously published on January 23, 2014In recently released decisions, the DOL Administrative Review Board took further action in two whistleblower actions of interest to employers.
|CFPB, DOJ Announce Largest Auto Loan Discrimination Settlement in History|
Richard M. Haggerty, William M. McSwain; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
January 3, 2014, previously published on December 23, 2013On December 20, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that the federal government has reached a $98 million settlement with Ally Financial, Inc., and Ally Bank (Ally), resolving allegations that Ally had allowed automobile dealers to...
|Second Circuit Clarifies Statute of Limitations in Criminal Conspiracy Cases|
Robert E. Bloch, Kelly B. Kramer, Stephen M. Medlock; Mayer Brown LLP;
December 16, 2013, previously published on December 12, 2013On December 9, 2013, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit significantly expanded the protections of the statute of limitations in criminal matters by holding that transactions such as interest payments that are tainted by conspiracy are insufficient to extent the statute of limitations....
|SEC Releases Annual Report on its Whistleblower Program: Progress, Priorities, and Payments|
Nicholas S. Feltham, Mary P. Hansen, Ronald A. Sarachan; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
December 16, 2013, previously published on November 27, 2013On November 15th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission released its 2013 Annual Report to Congress on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program. The report contains helpful insight into the operation of the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower (OWB), and details OWB’s progress to date,...
|Brazil’s New Anti-Bribery Act Goes into Effect in January 2014—Is Your Company Ready?|
Shawn M. Wright; Blank Rome LLP;
December 13, 2013, previously published on December 2013Brazil's stringent new anti-bribery law, the "Clean Companies Act," takes effect on January 29, 2014 and will, for the first time, subject Brazilian and multinational companies operating in Brazil to severe civil and administrative sanctions for bribing domestic or foreign government...
|A Race To Disclose Secret Offshore Accounts: New Justice Department Program Pits Swiss Banks Against Their U.S. Accountholders|
Stephanie C. Chomentowski, Matthew D. Lee; Blank Rome LLP;
December 13, 2013, previously published on December 2013The Department of Justice has announced another program designed to identify United States taxpayers who have unreported foreign bank accounts. Continuing the unprecedented cooperation between U.S. and Switzerland to combat tax evasion, the two countries issued a joint statement earlier this fall...
|SFO Spotlight on Construction Sector|
Withers Bergman LLP;
December 11, 2013, previously published on December 10, 2013The construction sector has recently come under the spotlight following comments made by the Director of the Serious Fraud Office (the ‘SFO’) that it is one of the key industries facing increased levels of scrutiny as a result of the new proactive and aggressive approach being initiated...