Last week, Biomet Inc. announced in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that instead of its 2012 deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) expiring this week, the company would be monitored under it for an additional year.
Oregon made big news when it announced it would be automatically registering voters using information collected at the Department of Motor Vehicles. In an age when voter ID laws are highly controversial and the right to vote is widely discussed, many people wondered why that wasn’t the norm? So simple, so seamless—why not everywhere?
Federal transportation officials are contemplating new contract rules that would make it easier for states and cities to hire local residents to work on transportation projects.
Whistleblower Advocacy Group Warns Office of Special Counsel Proposed Rule for Federal Contractors May Cause Harm
In January the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) proposed a rule that it claims would extend protections under the Civil Service Reform Act and the Whistleblower Protection Act to employees of federal contractors.
Last year the General Assembly enacted Public Act 14-39, which required the Connecticut State Department of Education (SDE) to add “SLD-Dyslexia” as a separate primary disability category under the existing “specific learning disability” category on the individualized education program (IEP) form.
It is a given that companies strive to protect their intellectual property. Over the years, as an instrument of that protection, companies have made increasing use of non-disclosure agreements to advance that objective.
On February 12, 2015, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that three U.S.-based importers had agreed to pay more than $3 million to resolve a lawsuit brought by the United States under the False Claims Act (“FCA”).
Jeffrey Thaler, Visiting Professor and University Counsel at the University of Maine, recently published a paper on Meeting Law Students’ Experiential Needs in the Classroom: Building…
The Chinese government makes no secret of the fact that in its view, foreign investment should be consistent with China’s economic development plans and industrial policies.
Since 2008 the Natomas area in the City of Sacramento has been under an effective moratorium on new development due to insufficient flood protection.