Will lawyers across the country openly speak up regarding the Ferguson Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Brown for the shooting of Michael Brown?
From the Idaho Statesman tonight:…
The CFPB’s first publicly announced criminal referral has resulted in a nine-year sentence for the principal of a debt settlement company, who pled guilty to several of the charges.
According to the Sacramento Bee, a would-be movie studio executive, Carissa Carpenter, pleaded not guilty last week to defrauding investors of at least $5 million during her failed 17-year attempt at creating a movie studio in Northern California.
I really don’t mean to be a mouthpiece for Kirkland & Ellis white collar lawyers. But they’ve been in the news in recent days, this time in connection with this horrific story about widespread sexual assaults at the University of Virginia.
Pregnant women have long been scrutinized for certain “unhealthy” activities that can threaten the health of a fetus. Though societal expectations have changed overtime, law enforcement officials seem to be raising the bar and pursuing more aggressive means to test and prosecute pregnant women for drug use.
Across the country, victims of domestic violence struggle to secure housing after escaping abuse. As a result, domestic violence is among the leading causes of homelessness in the United States.
Ahead of the 2014 G20 summit in Brisbane, Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of the Financial Stability Board (the “FSB”), the watchdog entrusted with safeguarding against future financial crises, revealed that institutions falling within the unregulated scope of the “shadow banking” sector will face increased scrutiny from financial regulators over the coming year because of the risks they pose to financial stability.
DOJ Wields Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act Against Financial Institutions
In 2012 and 2013, the Department of Justice brought a slew of actions against several financial institutions under a rarely used and little-known statute from the late 1980s for conduct related to the mortgage crisis. Outcomes in these cases in recent months show the statute’s potency and likely indicate that the government will continue to use this statute in the future.
For some time, people who have neglected their pets have been subject to animal cruelty violations.