Winning cases for our clients is nothing new, but this week we won a few based on good ol’ science.
Texas Supreme Court: Companies Shielded from Defamation Claims for Statements in Internal Investigation Reports
Last week, the Texas Supreme Court joined the majority of jurisdictions in holding that a company enjoys an absolute privilege when providing the Department of Justice (DOJ) with an internal investigation report containing statements later alleged by an employee to be defamatory.
Given the prevalence of corruption and graft issues in various Latin American countries , it may come as a surprise to some that many of Latin America’s most notoriously “corrupt” countries have actually enacted fairly extensive anti-corruption laws in recent years, even as compared to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”).
For at least the second time in recent weeks, the Justice Department’s criminal division chief delivered lengthy public remarks on what the department expects from companies choosing to cooperate with federal investigators.
The trial lasted more than two months, but the jury only needed 14 hours of deliberation to decide that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should get the death penalty. But that wasn’t what one victim’s family wanted.
Leslie Caldwell, head of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, is, in her own words, “pounding the pavement on cooperation and transparency.”
Many people assume that if blood-alcohol or breath-alcohol tests reveal a concentration of 0.08 or higher, it’ s an open-and-shut case for DUI conviction in Alabama.
Another insider-trading case has survived a motion to dismiss under the more stringent standards that the Second Circuit adopted last year in United States v. Newman.