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SEC Enforcement Division Launches Share Class Selection Disclosure Initiative
The SEC Division of Enforcement announced an initiative aimed at incentivizing firms to self-report violations of the federal securities laws relating to certain mutual fund ...
United States
16 Feb 2018
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California Employers Beware: W-2 Phishing Scams Skyrocket During Tax Season
Employers have been scammed into sending sensitive W-2 information to malicious third parties.
United States
16 Feb 2018
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Is Your Special Someone A Scammer?
Millions of Americans use dating websites in hopes of finding their special someone. Unfortunately, for thousands of Americans every year that special someone isn't real.
United States
15 Feb 2018
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Vindication! Fifth Circuit Reverses Notorious District Court Health Care Fraud Decision
In a major victory for ERISA plans and other payors, the Fifth Circuit recently overturned a district court's notorious decision in favor of a healthcare provider and reinstated a plan administrator's ability to guard...
United States
14 Feb 2018
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Antitrust Attacks On "No-Poach" Agreements Between Employers Accelerating
The inevitable class action lawsuits followed, and the companies ultimately ponied up nearly $1 billion to settle them.
United States
14 Feb 2018
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District Of Minnesota Certifies Securities Fraud Class Action But Narrows The End Of Putative Class Period To The Date Of The Initial Corrective Disclosure
Tunheim of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota granted class certification in a consolidated securities fraud class action against Medtronic and certain of its officers and employees
United States
13 Feb 2018
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False Claims Act Circuit Splits - FCA Issues That May Soon Reach The Supreme Court Or Lead To Congressional Amendment
The False Claims Act is the government's primary weapon to police fraud committed against the government.
United States
13 Feb 2018
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Temporal Proximity Is Not Enough: Third Circuit Nixes FCA/Anti-Kickback Suit For Failure To Link Alleged Scheme To Claims
On January 19, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed a district court's ruling granting summary judgment to a specialty pharmacy that was accused of violating the Anti-Kickback Statute and the federal False Claims Act (United States ex rel. Greenfield v. Medco Health Solutions, Inc. et al., No. 17-1152.).
United States
12 Feb 2018
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Emerging Trends In False Claims Act Enforcement: 2018 Outlook
While financial recoveries under the federal False Claims Act (FCA) continued at a fast pace last year, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) started 2018 ...
United States
12 Feb 2018
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NY DFS Issues Anti-Fraud Guidance For Virtual Currency Entities
In addition, the guidance calls for attributes that would be considered compliance best practices, including written policies and procedures, the immediate investigation of fraud or wrongdoing, and the documentation of any remediation steps taken to prevent future issues.
United States
12 Feb 2018
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CFAA "Unauthorized Access" Web Scraping Claim Against Ticket Broker Dismissed Because Revocation Of Access Not Expressed In Cease And Desist Letter
A California district court issued an important opinion in a dispute between a ticket sales platform and a ticket broker that employed automated bots to purchase tickets in bulk. (Ticketmaster L.L.C. v. Prestige Entertainment, Inc., No. 17-07232 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 31, 2018)).
United States
12 Feb 2018
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US Commodity Futures Trading Commission Fines Investment Bank For Attempted Manipulation Of Benchmark Swaps Rate
On February 1, 2018, the CFTC issued an order settling charges against the US investment arm of an international bank for attempted manipulation of the US dollar International Swaps ...
United States
12 Feb 2018
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Ninth Circuit Holds That Loss Causation Can Be Established Without Demonstrating That The Alleged Fraud Was Revealed To The Market
On January 31, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed in a per curiam decision a district court decision denying in part defendants' motion for summary judgment on claims brought under Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by investors in First Solar, Inc., one of the world's largest producers of solar panels.
United States
9 Feb 2018
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SEC's Inspections And Examinations Office Sets 2018 Priorities
The Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations' long-awaited examination priorities for 2018 will focus on five principal areas...
United States
9 Feb 2018
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VA And HHS Team Together To Combat Health Care Fraud, Waste, And Abuse
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have announced a partnership to leverage CMS's program integrity tools to detect and prevent fraud within VA programs.
United States
9 Feb 2018
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San Francisco DA's Office To Dismiss Thousands Of Marijuana Convictions
The San Francisco District Attorney's Office has announced that it will retroactively apply Proposition 64, which legalized the possession and recreational use of marijuana in California ...
United States
8 Feb 2018
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Implied Certification Theory Under The False Claims Act (Video)
Kirsten Mayer, Ropes & Gray litigation & enforcement partner, examines the implied certification theory of liability under the False Claims Act.
United States
7 Feb 2018
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CFTC Reasserts Its Role In Virtual Currency Regulation With Enforcement Actions And Joint Statement With SEC
The next day, shortly after announcing the charges publicly, the CFTC released a statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)...
United States
7 Feb 2018
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White Collar Roundup - February 2018
As reported here, here and here, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) has been in hot pursuit of the litigation manual of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), known as the "Blue Book."
United States
7 Feb 2018
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New FinCEN Beneficial Ownership Requirements For Legal Entity Customers To Become Effective In May 2018
Effective May 11, 2018, new Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) regulations (codified at 31 C.F.R. §§ 1010.230 and 1020.210(b)(5)) (the "New Regulations") require that covered financial institutions, including banks
United States
7 Feb 2018
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