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FTC’s new COPPA Rule expands children’s online privacy obligations

USA - January 10 2013 In December 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released amendments to its Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule (Rule). The amended Rule will…

Co-authors: Amy E. Worlton.


FCPA: what the DOJ and SEC’s long-awaited guidance means for business

USA - November 16 2012 On November 14, 2012, one day prior to the annual National Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Department of Justice (DOJ), in conjunction with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), released its long awaited FCPA guidance.

Co-authors: Rebecca F. Napolitano, Ralph J. Caccia, John R. Shane.


Sixth Circuit hits the brakes on District Court’s FCA ruling, noting the FCA is not a vehicle to police technical compliance with complex federal regulations

USA - October 10 2012 On October 5, 2012, in United States ex rel. Williams v. Renal Care Group, Inc., the Sixth Circuit ruled that a company that made efforts to comply with ambiguous industry regulations did not act with "reckless disregard" under the False Claims Act.

Co-authors: Erin K. Nord, Roderick L. Thomas.


Little v. Shell - bad news for government contractors

USA - August 6 2012 On July 31, in United States ex rel. Little v. Shell Exploration and Production Company, the Fifth Circuit ruled that a federal employee is a "person" capable of bringing a whistleblower action under the False Claims Act.

Co-authors: Erin Kepler, Roderick L. Thomas.


The Fifth Circuit rules that government employees can blow the whistle on alleged False Claims Act violations

USA - August 3 2012 Earlier this week, in United States ex rel. Little v. Shell Exploration and Production Company, the Fifth Circuit ruled that a federal employee is a "person" capable of bringing a whistleblower action under the False Claims Act (FCA).

Co-authors: Erin Kepler, Roderick L. Thomas.

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