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Phone the mounties: federal judge scolds California US attorney for pursuing Canadian bribery case
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • May 15 2015

Two Ukrainian businessmen living in Dubai bribe an executive at an international organization located in Canada. The men at the center of the corrupt

Supreme Court strikes down wartime tolling of civil fraud claims, while affirming first-to-file reinstatement for civil False Claims Act cases
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • May 27 2015

Offering a mixed bag for federal contractors, on May 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously overturned the Fourth Circuit's

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

Singapore Court of Appeal upholds ruling on legal entitlement to assets of deposed Philippines premier, Ferdinand E Marcos
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • Philippines, Singapore
  • February 14 2014

In 1986, the President of the Philippines, Mr Ferdinand E. Marcos, was deposed by a non-violent coup later popularised as the ‘People Power

Two more municipal fraud cases from the SEC
  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • USA
  • August 8 2013

July 2013 was a big month for the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") in its quest to increase enforcement in the municipal market. On

State AGs in the news
  • Dickstein Shapiro LLP
  • USA
  • August 28 2014

Following multiple state and federal investigations, the U.S. Department of Justice and the AGs ofCalifornia, Delaware, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland

False Claims Act: Fifth Circuit allows former federal government employees to bring a qui tam suit
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • August 2 2012

One of most serious policy issues in qui tam enforcement under the False Claims Act (“FCA”) is the possibility that federal employees may use information obtained in the course of their government employment to enrich themselves by filing qui tam cases

Supreme Court: Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act does not apply to civil claims; ruling may also mean more criminal prosecutions
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • USA
  • May 28 2015

This week, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Kellogg, Brown & Root Services, Inc. v. U.S. ex rel. Carter. This case concerned the Wartime

Birdsall Services Group executives indicted in large-scale pay-to-play scandal in New Jersey
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • May 16 2013

On March 26, Howard Birdsall, the former CEO of Birdsall Services Group, and six other Birdsall Services Group executives were indicted on conspiracy

Osler’s insights on key developments in 2014 and their implications for Canadian business.
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • December 9 2014

Four securities regulatory developments in 2014 warrant special attention:The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) proposed a new “permitted bid”