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Why We Permit Fake Identities, Even For Russian Disinformation Campaigns
A detailed report on Russia's disinformation campaign notably never questioned the fact the Russians had the opportunity
28 Dec 2018
California Fraudsters Beware: Protection By ‘Integration Clause' Less Than Rare
Parties to contracts sometimes want it both ways: They want solid, ironclad contracts that can't be altered or disputed, but they also want an escape hatch if it turns out they were defrauded in the formation of the agreement.
United States
13 Oct 2018
DOJ Continues To Investigate, Seek Recoveries Over Compounding Pharmacy Fraud
As those in the health care industry are well aware, the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services, along with their state and federal law enforcement partners,
United States
15 Aug 2018
Fincen Guidance Provides Answers On New Beneficial Ownership Rule
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a set of "frequently asked questions" (FAQs) on April 3, 2018...
United States
13 Apr 2018
Beware This Years' Taxpayer Refund Scams And Data Breaches: 8 Steps Recommended By The IRS
The IRS recently released a statement regarding emerging scams that are cropping up this tax season.
United States
6 Mar 2018
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
Vineyard Buyer's Fraud Claim Dying On The Vine
Sellers of a vineyard were exonerated of a claim for fraud because they "could not be held liable for nondisclosure in the absence of evidence they had actual knowledge of the facts to be disclosed."
United States
16 Oct 2017
Study Highlights Prevalence Of Counterfeit And Fraudulent Goods Online
Beneath the partisan rhetoric over "fake news" lies an important reality: Fraudulent practices thrive online — not just in news, but also in offerings of goods and services.
United States
2 Aug 2017
Escobar Case Limits False Claims Act Liability For Providers
Health care providers, as government contractors, must make certain representations of fact when submitting claims for government program reimbursement, such as Medicare. Sometimes through no fault of the contractor...
United States
28 Jul 2017
Newest Criminal Spoofing Case Features Coordinated Spoofing, Front Running
On Thurs., June 1, the Justice Department entered into a plea agreement with a trader named David Liew, publicly revealing the existence of the third-ever criminal spoofing case, which had been filed under seal on Jan. 3.
United States
21 Jun 2017
New Actions Based On ‘Nothing Artificial' Labels May Be Halted As FDA Redefines ‘Natural'
We previously told you about Thornton v. Pinnacle Foods Group LLC, No. 4:16-CV-00158-JAR, in which the Eastern District of Missouri refused to dismiss a consumer fraud claim...
United States
9 Dec 2016
Missouri Supreme Court Resets The Rules For Collecting Leaking Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Costs In Litigation
An impactful decision from the Missouri Supreme Court will likely affect how leaking underground storage tank owners collect cleanup costs from the Petroleum Storage Tank Insurance Fund in the future.
United States
22 Nov 2016
Two Non-Conventional Uses For Missouri's New Receivership Statute
Missouri's new receivership statute became effective on August 28, 2016. The new statute, called the MCRA and codified at Chapter 515 of the Missouri Revised Statutes,...
United States
15 Nov 2016
Title IX And Due Process: ED Tells Wesley That Accused Student Not Treated Fairly
In a rare move, the Department of Education announced on October 12, 2016, its determination that Wesley College in Delaware had violated Title IX by failing to provide appropriate procedural protections...
United States
10 Nov 2016
Doing Business In California Or The UK? You May Be Required To Be A Watchdog For Human Trafficking
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, "After drug dealing, trafficking of humans is tied with arms dealing as the second largest criminal industry in the world, and is the fastest growing."
United States
26 Sep 2016
Illegality Doesn't Negate Copyright Protection
Take the case of Joseph Tierney, known in the world of graffiti by the pseudonym RIME.
United States
18 May 2016
DOJ Shifts Enforcement Of Worker Safety Violations To Environmental Crimes Section
This is an important move because charges under many environmental statutes can be brought as felonies, while criminal violations of worker safety laws typically are misdemeanors.
United States
24 Jan 2016
California Highway Patrol Seeks To Eliminate Identity Theft In Vehicle Purchases With Proposed New Thumbprint Requirement
Every year, millions of dollars are lost by finance companies and dealerships due to fraud and identity theft related crimes.
United States
3 Nov 2015
U.S. Department Of Justice Issues New Guidance On Individual Accountability For Corporate Wrongdoing
On Sept. 9, 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice issued new guidance ("DOJ Guidance") instructing DOJ criminal and civil attorneys to place a greater emphasis on accountability of the individuals responsible for corporate wrongdoing.
United States
29 Sep 2015
Big Sweepstakes Scam Artists Don't Cry
According to the Edmonton Sun newspaper, Nigerian-born Richard Mmah Chukwu, a resident of Edmonton, was recently convicted of implementing a multi-million dollar sweepstakes scam.
United States
16 Jul 2015
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