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  • Law and Order Prosecutor’s Kickback Conspiracy

    Mike Sanders made his name as a hard-nosed prosecutor for the county that includes greater Kansas City, Mo. He seemed to be to be a rising political star when he resigned suddenly in 2015. Now it appears that his...

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  • Small Victory On “Oversealing”

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation has been pushing back against a perceived abuse of confidentiality, primarily in patent litigation – filing whole briefs under seal, even if only one word or line in the brief was claimed to...

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  • New DOJ Policy Ends Self-Disclosure Dilemma

    Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein announced a permanent expansion of the DOJ’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Pilot Program on November 30. That’s good news for companies that routinely face the question of whether or not to investigate and...

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  • Acting CFPB Chief Won’t Fire The Woman Who’s Suing Him

    Mick Mulvaney, acting chief of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, said he won’t fire Leandra English, the deputy director who has filed suit against both him and the man who appointed him, Donald Trump. English maintains that...

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  • Time Warner Invokes Net Neutrality Repeal To Fight Lawsuit

    Charter Communications and its Time Warner Cable subsidiary are fighting a lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, alleging that TWC promised Internet speeds that it couldn’t deliver and that the slow speeds affected websites...

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  • Oil Services Company Settles FCPA Litigation

    SBM Offshore, a Dutch company, and its U.S. subsidiary, SBM Offshore USA Inc., have entered into a three year deferred prosecution agreement and paid $238 million to settle FCPA violations. A criminal information has been filed in...

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  • Customs Nominee Reveals Digital Device Protocol

    Attorneys concerned that confidential client information might be revealed in a U.S. Customs search have a little less to worry about. During his confirmation process, Trump’s nominee to head Customs and Border Protection revealed how the agency...

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  • Ultra-Right Proposal To Pack The Courts

    Steven G. Calabresi, a law professor at Northwestern University and a founder and current board chair of the Federalist Society, is no fan of Donald Trump, but he does share one of the President’s goals. He wants...

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  • Two High-Ranking Foreigners Arrested On FCPA Charges

    Hong Kong’s Secretary for Home Affairs from 2002 to 2007 and the former foreign minister of Senegal were arrested in New York on Monday. They were charged with conspiring to violate the FCPA, violating the FCPA, conspiring to...

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  • Constitutionality of Patent Trial and Appeal Board Challenged

    Next week the Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s procedure. The case, Oil States Energy Services v. Greene’s Energy Group, involves the claim that a patent is private property, and...

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