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Add importers to those facing expanding whistleblower claims under the False Claims Act
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • March 24 2015

On February 12, 2015, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that three U.S.-based importers had agreed to pay more than $3 million to resolve a


Add importers to those facing expanding whistleblower claims under the False Claims Act
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • March 5 2015

On February 12, 2015, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that three U.S.-based importers had agreed to pay more than $3 million to resolve a


You again?: application of the first-to-file bar where subsequent actions are brought by the same relator
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • February 24 2015

The Federal False Claims Act (“FCA”), 31 U.S.C. 3729, et seq., has unique procedural aspects that come into play when a private whistleblower (the


Second Circuit clarifies that allegations of direct fraudulent representations are not necessary for market manipulation claims under Section 10(b) and rule 10b-5
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • February 11 2015

In Fezzani v. Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc., No. 14-3983, 2015 WL 400547 (2d Cir. Jan. 30, 2015) (“Fezzani II”), the United States Court of Appeals for


Justice Department’s Kleptocracy forfeiture action against real estate allegedly linked to Honduran bribery scheme underscores U.S. government’s expansive jurisdiction
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2015

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a civil forfeiture action seeking to recover certain Louisiana real estate allegedly


SEC Co-Chief of Division of Enforcement’s Asset Management Unit identifies 2015 exam priorities for hedge and private equity funds
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • January 27 2015

On November 18, 2014, Julie M. Riewe, Co-Chief of the Division of Enforcement's Asset Management Unit of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the


Second Circuit notes split with Ninth Circuit over whether failure to make adequate disclosures under item 303 of Regulation S-K may serve as basis for a Section 10(b) claim
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2015

In Stratte-McClure v. Morgan Stanley, No. 13-0627-cv, 2015 WL 136213 (2d Cir. Jan. 12, 2015), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second


First Circuit reaffirms FCA’s “first-to-file” bar as a broad jurisdictional limit
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • January 22 2015

In early December 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit reaffirmed that circuit's broad interpretation of the False Claims


New year, New Orleans, old tricks
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • January 15 2015

The Department of Justice’s Kleptocracy Initiative is kicking off 2015 strong. On January 13, 2015, the DOJ filed a civil complaint seeking the


Second Circuit limits “tippee” insider trading liability
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • December 11 2014

In United States v. Newman, No. 13-1837 (2d Cir. Dec. 10, 2014), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed the 2013