In a February 4, 2016, decision, United States ex rel. Wall v. Circle C. Construction, LLC, the Sixth Circuit summarily rejected the government’s assertion that the measure of damages in a False Claims Act (FCA) suit involving a violation of prevailing wage rate requirements was the total amount paid for the work.
A 2009 Department of Justice (“DOJ”) investigation of the employment and recruitment practices of a number of Silicon Valley technology companies resulted in DOJ lawsuits against seven companies, followed by consent decrees and numerous class actions brought by employees and former employees.
Late last month, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania announced the indictments of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) scientists Yu Xue and Lucy Xi, as well as three of their associates for trade secrets theft, wire fraud, and conspiracies to commit both crimes.
Let’s say you’re the general counsel for a manufacturing company that builds armored transport vehicles for sale to the U.S. military.
Another Auto Finance Company Agrees to Change Dealer Compensation Policy to Settle ECOA Claims Alleged by CFPB and DOJ
The CFPB and Department of Justice (the “Agencies”) announced recently that they have entered into a settlement with Toyota Motor Credit Corporation (TMCC) to resolve charges that TMCC engaged in unlawful discrimination in violation of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA).
The Department of Justice has issued its annual press release touting its False Claims Act recoveries from 2015.
Assistant Attorney General Highlights Increased Worldwide Collaboration in the Fight Against Cybercrime, and Emphasizes the Need to Access Encrypted Data
On January 25, 2016, Leslie Caldwell, the Assistant Attorney General for the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Criminal Division, spoke at the Internet Education Foundation’s 12th Annual State of the Net Conference in Washington, D.C. At this conference, she revealed that the DOJ has stationed investigators and prosecutors in five countries on four different continents in the past fiscal year, focused solely on information sharing to prosecute cyber criminals.
Is Your Website Accessible to the Blind and Visually Impaired? Plaintiffs’ Firms and the Department of Justice Are Taking Notice
For years, we have been documenting the rise in wage/hour class action lawsuits and precautionary steps your organization may take to mitigate the risks and liability inherent in those claims.
The same group of authors, book publishers and booksellers that urged the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate Amazon for antitrust violations last summer recently voiced its support for Apple in its attempt to overturn the adverse verdict against it entered by a New York federal judge in connection with the DOJ’s civil prosecution of it for harming competition with—you guessed it—Amazon.
U.S Fish and Wildlife Services Opts Not to Appeal 30-Year Eagle Rule Decision, Focuses On Development of Eagle Permitting Program
On January 19, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) dropped its Ninth Circuit appeal of U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh’s ruling that set aside the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (“Service”) rule to extend the maximum term for programmatic “take” permits under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (“Eagle Act”) to 30 years for failure to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”).