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.
Monday Morning Regulatory Review: Incorporation by Reference, Nutrient Petition, Capital Counsel Rules
The funding lapse of the United States Government – or parts of it – has all but shut down the regulatory process. As noted previously, the Anti-Deficiency Act bars action in violation of appropriation limits and few regulatory actions fall within its narrow exceptions.
Every day, countless civil lawsuits are filed in this country. Every day, countless plaintiffs seek relief from our nation’s court systems, whether it be to recover for economic losses, to prevent future illegal conduct or to challenge a law or regulation.
In Fraud Suits Filed by DOJ and SEC, Bank of America Tries a Defense They Themselves Often Dismiss – Phil Stein
The Department of Jusitce and the SEC have recently filed suits against Bank of America for allegedly defrauding buyers of its mortgaged-backed securities back in 2008. A Bank of America spokesman has responded by saying, essentially, the buyers were sophisticated enough to know better and had access to plenty of data on them. Coincidentally, this is a argument Bank of America routinely dismisses in suits filed by them against mortgage lenders.