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Are you the next target? DOJ’s auto parts criminal investigations expand

USA - March 1 2013 Recently, the Department of Justice (DOJ) made clear that its international criminal investigations into collusion by auto parts manufacturers are…

J. Brady Dugan, Brian N. Hartnett, Barry A. Pupkin, Joseph Walker, Joseph C. Weinstein.

Global financial regulators issue record-breaking fines for foreign exchange benchmark rate manipulation

Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA - November 24 2014 On November 12, 2014, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the UK's Financial…

J. Brady Dugan, Micah S. Green, Jessica M. Hoke, Matthew B. Kulkin, Brandon C. Roman.

American Express v. Italian Colors: US Supreme Court expands enforceability of class action waivers in arbitration

USA - June 21 2013 In American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant, Case No. 12-133, 570 U.S. __ (June 20, 2013), the United States Supreme Court once again held…

Pierre H. Bergeron, Amy L. Brown, Mark C. Dosker.

FTC cracks down on trade associations; warns against rules that restrict competition

USA - January 2 2015 On December 23, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settled two cases against trade associations, which agreed to amend their organizational…

Micah S. Green, Deborah M. Lodge, W. Caffey Norman, George J. Schutzer, Anthony W. Swisher.

US Supreme Court unanimously holds: state action does not constitute “mass action” under CAFA

USA - January 14 2014 On January 14, 2014, in a unanimous opinion, the US Supreme Court held in State of Mississippi, ex rel. Jim Hood, Attorney General v. AU Optronics…

Pierre H. Bergeron, Amy L. Brown, Jill S. Kirila, Philip M. Oliss, C. Craig Woods.