In its never-ending push-and-pull relationship with the music industry over copyright royalties, the radio industry currently faces assaults on multiple fronts.
The Department of Justice is taking down the largest auto part price-fixing conspiracy, one that’s lasted more than a decade in some instances.
DOJ: Medicare Fraud Strike Force Charges 90 Individuals for Approximately $260 Million in False Billing
The U.S. Department of Justice issued a press release (the “press release”) covering today’s announcement by Attorney General Eric Holder and Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius that Medicare Fraud Strike Force operations in six cities resulted in charges against 90 individuals, including 27 doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, for their alleged participation in fraud schemes involving approximately $260 million in Medicare false claims.
During the 2013 fiscal year, the Justice Department secured $3.8 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases under the False Claims Act (FCA).
On January 8, 2014, Judge Orrick of the Northern District of California ruled that Bazaarvoice’s acquisition of competitor PowerReviews violated Section 7 of the Clayton Act. The ruling was in favor of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
The U.S. Department of Justice has announced the opening of FY 2014 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS), a comprehensive grant solicitation for funding to support public safety, victims services, and crime prevention by American Indian and Alaska Native governments.
December 21, 2013 - The United States Department of Justice and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced the filing of their first joint fair lending enforcement action and settlement regarding allegations that an auto finance company’s dealer compensation policy resulted in a disparate impact for certain minority borrowers.
New Department of Transportation Website and Kiosk Regulations Provide Insight into Forthcoming Department of Justice Regulations for Public Accommodations
As we reported earlier this month, the Department of Transportation (DOT) issued regulations under the Air Carrier Access Act (ACA) making it easier for airline passengers with disabilities to access both airline websites and terminal kiosks.
Tryin’ to Make a Dollar Out of Fifteen Cents: Diebold FCPA Settlement Explains What Officials Did On Their Vacation
Vacation is great, but it can involve a great deal of planning. And, paradoxically, leisure travel can involve more planning than traveling for business. That travel-related work stands out as a centerpiece of the October 22, 2013 Diebold, Inc. (Diebold) Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Deferred Prosecution Agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
As IRS and the Department of Justice Attempt to Do More with Less, Whistleblowers Could Be the Key to Continuing to Combat Tax Shelters.
Tax shelters are an on-going battle for the IRS and the Department of Justice with large amounts of money at stake for the government, the taxpayer, and possibly for a knowledgeable whistleblower.