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Steptoe & Johnson LLP | USA | 8 Sep 2021

DC Circuit Rejects Novel Common Law Immunity Claims By Private Contracting Agents of Foreign Sovereign Alleged to Have Participated in State-Sponsored Hacking Scheme

In a notable decision addressing the degree to which US citizens acting on behalf of foreign sovereigns can claim immunity from civil lawsuits under…
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PRO Compliance | Brazil, European Union, Netherlands, etc. | 20 Jul 2020

Petrobras loses appeal in bribery dispute

A US appeals court has upheld an arbitration award that required Brazil’s Petrobras to pay over $700 million to an offshore drilling company for terminating a contract allegedly procured through bribery.
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Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP | USA | 8 Jul 2020

RICO class actions: District of New Jersey dismisses with prejudice federal RICO claims asserted by indirect purchasers

Class actions brought under federal RICO present significant risk, because they present the opportunity for certification of a nationwide class under…
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Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP | USA | 7 Jul 2020

Eleventh Circuit Reverses Forum Non Conveniens Dismissal

In Otto Candies, LLC v. Citigroup, Inc., 2020 WL 3550680 (11th Cir. July 1, 2020), the Eleventh Circuit reversed the forum non conveniens dismissal of…
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PRO Compliance | Brazil | 22 Jun 2020

Petrobras’s RICO lawsuit against Samsung fails

A Houston federal court has dismissed Petrobras’s RICO lawsuit against Samsung Heavy Industries because it is time-barred.
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Squire Patton Boggs | USA | 1 May 2020

Motion to Reopen Granted: RICO Claims Against TCPA Plaintiff May Proceed

In January 2020, Jacovetti Law, P.C., a law firm in Pennsylvania, filed a lawsuit against prolific TCPA filer, Blake Shelton, and his company Final…
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Steptoe & Johnson LLP | USA | 22 Mar 2020

Judge Schofield: Singular Theft of $100 Million Via Hacking Not a RICO “Pattern”

In an opinion Friday, Judge Schofield dismissed a RICO complaint alleging that “North Korean hackers stole $101 million from Plaintiff Bangladesh…
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Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP | USA | 27 Feb 2020

E.D. Texas rules that fraudulent overcharge theory supplies standing for civil RICO class action

Takeaway: To have standing to sue in federal court, Article III of the Constitution requires an injury in fact caused by the challenged conduct…
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Thompson Hine LLP | USA | 20 Feb 2020

U.S. Alleges Huawei Involved in Long-Running Scheme to Steal Trade Secrets

On February 13, 2020, the United States brought new criminal charges against Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Company, alleging that the comp…
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Bass, Berry & Sims PLC | USA | 13 Feb 2020

Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Review

Ensuring compliance with the False Claims Act has never been more important for healthcare providers. Governmental personnel and policy changes along…
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