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”).
This is the first in a series of posts that provide industry and legal outlooks for manufacturers as we head into 2016.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced on January 4 that Kent State University (KSU) has agreed to pay $145,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging that KSU had a policy that prevented students with psychological disabilities from keeping emotional support animals in university-operated student housing.
On December 17, 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that its Environmental and Natural Resources Division (ENRD) will increase efforts to work with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to investigate and prosecute crimes related to workplace violations.
In late December, nine Democratic senators sent a joint letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting that office “complete its review” of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) “Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” (ANPRM) for public accommodations websites, online systems, and other information and communication technologies (ICT).
One of the highest-profile corporate scandals of 2015 has continued to plague German automaker Volkswagen in 2016, as the U.S. Department of Justice has now sued the company in federal court.