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Do your diligence - commercial division finds that sophisticated parties may not justifiably rely on alleged misrepresentations when information is readily accessible
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • October 16 2012

In Karfunkel v. Sassower, No. 6022442009 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Sept. 12, 2012), Judge Peter O. Sherwood granted a motion for summary judgment dismissing plaintiff’s claim of civil fraud for lack of both scienter and justifiable reliance, holding that sophisticated parties may not justifiably rely on alleged fraudulent misrepresentations when accurate information is readily accessible


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


Second Circuit affirms tippee liability
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • December 11 2014

On December 10, 2014, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals rendered a decision regarding an insider trading case that affirmed the elements to prove


Canada's first foreign bribery conviction shows trend in increased enforcement
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Canada
  • September 24 2013

On August 15, 2013, the Ontario Superior Court found Canadian national Nazir Karigar guilty of conspiring to offer a bribe to Indian government


Dodd-Frank whistleblower protection: for America only
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • November 13 2013

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has held that the whistleblower protection provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act do not


Line in the sand: Siemens Argentina case limits personal jurisdiction under the FCPA
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Argentina, USA
  • March 8 2013

A New York federal district court judge has dismissed a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") claim against a former executive of Siemens, S.A


Second Circuit affirms conviction for unlicensed money transmitting based on Chilean company's use of U.S. bank accounts
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • October 6 2010

On September 22, 2010, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the conviction and 42-month sentence of Mauricio Alfonso Mazza-Alaluf ("Mazza-Alaluf"), a Chilean national, for conspiring to operate and actually operating an unlicensed money transmitting business based upon his company's use of bank accounts in the United States


Second Circuit reverses order disqualifying defense counsel in suit over demutualization of insurance company
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • October 13 2009

In Murray v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., No. 09-3716-CV, 2009 WL 3080462 (2d Cir. Sept. 29, 2009), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed an order by the district court disqualifying defense counsel for a life insurance company in an action alleging fraud in connection with the demutualization of defendant life insurance company


Siemens whistleblower complaint underscores need for "top-down" anti-corruption compliance
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • January 28 2013

In 2008, Siemens AG paid $800 million to settle charges that it had violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which generally prohibits bribery of


SCOTUS: no unlimited suspension of the statute of limitations under the False Claims Act; “first-to-file” doctrine does not bar related suits in perpetuity
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • May 27 2015

In an opinion released May 26, 2015, Kellogg Brown & Roots Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Carter, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held