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SEC whistleblower is second compliance officer to receive award
  • Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • USA
  • May 4 2015

On April 22, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued its second whistleblower award to an employee with internal audit or


FinCEN customer due diligence rule proposal
  • Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • USA
  • August 19 2014

On July 30, 2014, the U.S. Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network ("FinCEN") issued proposed rules (the "Proposed Rules") to


FERC fraud investigation results in two show cause orders, four settlements
  • Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • USA
  • January 16 2009

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) yesterday issued two orders to show cause and approved four stipulation and consent agreements resolving investigations into alleged fraudulent conduct in open season bidding for natural gas transportation capacity


Fourth Circuit: when United States declines to intervene in False Claims Act qui tam action, relator’s claims are subject to strict six-year statute of limitations
  • Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2009

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, addressing an issue of first impression within the circuit, recently held that when the United States declines to intervene in a qui tam action brought by a private party (i.e., a relator) under the False Claims Act (FCA), the relator’s False Claims Act claims are subject to a six-year statute of limitations


SEC gives insider outside bounty for whistleblowing
  • Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • USA
  • March 27 2015

On March 2, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission awarded a whistleblower at least $475,000 for providing original, high-quality


SLUSA precludes investor’s state law claims, Riley v. Merrill Lynch “no longer good law”
  • Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • USA
  • October 30 2008

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, in one of its most detailed discussions of the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act of 1998 (SLUSA) to date, has affirmed the dismissal of an investor’s state law claims and its federal securities fraud claim against Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (“Merrill Lynch”


Final Regulations Impose Reporting Obligations on Foreign-Owned Domestic Disregarded Entities
  • Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • USA
  • December 15 2016

Amid the Panama Papers leak and international concern that foreign persons were concealing assets through U.S. entities that are disregarded for U.S


Chronicles of the New York False Claims Act: Lantheus and BMS settle for $6.2 million
  • Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • USA
  • March 24 2014

The New York Attorney General's office posted a press release on March 14, 2014 announcing that Lantheus Medical Imaging (Lantheus) and Bristol-Myers


Texas Supreme Court limits fraud claims by terminated employees
  • Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2014

In a case of first impression, the Supreme Court of Texas declared that at-will employees may not bring an action for fraud that is contingent on the


Securities class action defendants can rebut the basic fraud-on-the-market presumption of reliance at the class certification stage
  • Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • USA
  • June 23 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court held today that defendants in securities fraud class actions can defeat the Basic fraud-on-the-market presumption of reliance