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Anti-corruption quarterly newsletter - 17 July, 2014

  • Sidley Austin LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 17 2014

In U.S. ex rel. Barko v. Halliburton Co., 1:05-CV-1276 (D.D.C. Mar. 6, 2014), the District Court for the District of Columbia issued a landmark

In re Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc.: the D.C. Circuit takes expansive view of attorney-client privilege in internal investigation context

  • Sidley Austin LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 2 2014

The D.C. Circuit reversed a district court ruling that would have significantly curtailed the scope of the attorney-client privilege for companies

Supreme Court agrees to hear important case involving first to file and statute of limitations

  • Sidley Austin LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 1 2014

On July 1, the Supreme Court granted the petition for a writ of certiorari in Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Carter, a

Court rejects application of wartime tolling to qui tam claims

  • Sidley Austin LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • June 30 2014

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled on June 19, 2014 that the Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act (WSLA) does not apply to

Ex-employee’s threat to bring qui tam is extortion, according to California appeals court

  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 27 2014

Recently, the California Court of Appeals held that an individual who threatens a whistleblower action in an attempt to drive a settlement of

Fourth Circuit dismisses case despite applying narrow interpretation of public disclosure bar

  • Sidley Austin LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • June 26 2014

In a June 23, 2014 opinion, the Fourth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of qui tam claims against suppliers of the National Center for Employment of

Basic upheld in Halliburton: defendants may rebut price impact

  • Sidley Austin LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • June 23 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court this morning, in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., No. 13-317 (U.S. June 23, 2014), preserved (by a 6-3 vote in an

Fifth Circuit applies first-to-file bar in fraudulent billing suit

  • Sidley Austin LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • June 16 2014

On June 4, 2014, the Fifth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a qui tam suit under the first to file bar, even though the later-filed complaint

U.S. v. Esquenazi: the Eleventh Circuit broadly defines “foreign official” under the FCPA

  • Sidley Austin LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • May 20 2014

In a significant win for the Department of Justice ("DOJ"), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit adopted the DOJ's broad interpretation

Anti-corruption quarterly newsletter - 7 May, 2014

  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 7 2014

In 2013, four of the DOJ’s settlement agreements to resolve FCPA enforcement Actions required independent compliance monitors. In earlier years