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SEC Whistleblower Program Sees Record-Breaking Year
In its annual report for the 2018 fiscal year, the SEC's Office of the Whistleblower recently announced that it awarded $168 million to 13 whistleblowers over the course of the year.
United States
18 Apr 2019
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Appropriate Time Limit To Bring A Qui Tam Case? U.S. Supreme Court To Weigh In
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected this term to resolve conflicting opinions in False Claims Act whistleblower litigation regarding whether an extended statute of limitations should apply to cases in which the government ...
United States
18 Apr 2019
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E.D. Michigan Dismisses Hernia Mesh Case For Lack Of Safer Alternative
A product is not defective simply because someone was harmed by it. That seems a simple enough point.
United States
16 Apr 2019
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Supreme Court Upholds Securities Fraud Liability For Defendant Who Did Not "Make" False Statements
In a 6-2 decision on March 27, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States held that a person who disseminates false or misleading statements to potential investors with the intent to defraud can be found to have violated ...
United States
16 Apr 2019
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Oracle Granted Partial Summary Judgment In 401(k) Fees/Investment Option Case
The US District Court for the District of Colorado granted partial summary judgment to 401(k) fiduciaries.
United States
15 Apr 2019
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Another Fraudulent Joinder Win In The Third Circuit
It's very hard to win a fraudulent joinder motion on the merits and thus keep a case in federal court. In fact, when we looked back at the topic on the blog ...
United States
12 Apr 2019
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White Collar Roundup - April 2019
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) got good news from the U.S. Supreme Court in Lorenzo v. SEC. The focus of the case was the scope of SEC Rule 10b-5, which broadly prohibits
United States
12 Apr 2019
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United States Supreme Court Holds That Knowing Dissemination Of False Statements Made By Others Can Constitute Primary "Scheme Liability" In Violation Of Rule 10b-5(a) And (c)
In Lorenzo v. Securities & Exchange Comm., No. 17-1077, 2019 WL 1369839, the Supreme Court of the United States held that an individual who did not "make" a false or misleading statement within the meaning...
United States
12 Apr 2019
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Medical Device Company Settles SEC Charges For Violating FCPA
A German medical device and services company agreed to pay $231 million to settle charges of violating the anti-bribery, books and records, and internal accounting controls provisions of the FCPA.
United States
12 Apr 2019
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Supreme Court Expands Scope Of Liability For Securities Fraud
On March 27, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 6-2 decision in Lorenzo v. SEC holding that an individual who is not a "maker" of a misstatement under Janus v. First Derivative Traders,
United States
11 Apr 2019
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Insider Guessing Can Still Land You In Jail
The most basic story of insider trading goes something like this: a corporate insider learns secret company information in the course of doing her job.
United States
11 Apr 2019
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"Nanny" Government Rebuffed In Prosecution Of Former Barclays Trader
Once again, the Department of Justice's (DOJ) efforts to hold a trader accountable for misrepresentations made during negotiations met with stiff resistance from the courts.
United States
10 Apr 2019
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Supreme Court Finds Banker Liable For Forwarding False Statements
The U.S. Supreme Court found that an investment banker may be held legally responsible for disseminating statements that he knew to be false, even though he was not the "maker" of the false statements.
United States
9 Apr 2019
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Supreme Court Holds That Securities Fraud Liability Extends Beyond "Maker" Of False Statements
Today, the Supreme Court held 6-2 that an individual who knowingly disseminates false statements, even if the individual did not "make" the statements under SEC Rule 10b-5(b).
United States
9 Apr 2019
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Fraud In Your Healthcare Plan? It's Probably There
Employer subsidized healthcare is one of the largest cost centers for small and large businesses.
United States
9 Apr 2019
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Supreme Court Holds That Persons Who Do Not "Make" Misstatements Can Nevertheless Be Liable For Other Securities-Fraud Violations
The Supreme Court held today that persons who do not "make" material misstatements or omissions.
United States
9 Apr 2019
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Puffery About Regulatory Compliance Is Not A Material Misstatement
When the blog receives a case that is a bit off-center, involving odd facts or a different area of law, we grab it as our weekly writing assignment.
United States
8 Apr 2019
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Brazilian Federal Supreme Court Decision May Invalidate Key Operation Car Wash Efforts, But Enforcement Efforts Show No Sign Of Slowing Down
A recent Brazilian Supreme Court decision may jeopardize the largest anti-corruption enforcement action in modern history—Operation Car Wash.
United States
8 Apr 2019
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Fraudulent Conveyance: "Show Me The (Hidden) Money"
Not so sure about fraudulent conveyance? Consider this. You're a business owner and a customer owes you a substantial sum. You sense the customer is not going to pay and suspect the customer
United States
8 Apr 2019
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$100M+ Guilty Plea For Spearphishing (BEC – Business Email Compromise)!
The Department of Justice reported that "a Lithuanian citizen, pled guilty today to wire fraud arising out of his orchestration of a fraudulent business email compromise scheme
United States
5 Apr 2019
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