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Top DOJ Official and FCPA Lawyer Laurence Urgenson Joins Mayer Brown

Top DOJ Official and FCPA Lawyer Laurence Urgenson Joins Mayer Brown Laurence Urgenson, who is one of the most respected FCPA lawyers in the country and has formerly served in different capacities at the US Department of Justice, including being its Chief of the Fraud Section for Criminal Division, has joined…>read more

No Comment March 26, 2014

Toyota Reaches $1 Billion Settlement over Unintended Acceleration Cases

Toyota Reaches $1 Billion Settlement over Unintended Acceleration Cases Automaker Toyota has reached a $1 billion settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over the company’s handling of consumer complaints related to unintended vehicle acceleration. CNN reported the agreement would be announced this week, and Toyota is expected to…>read more

No Comment March 19, 2014

Ignorance is Bliss: Apple’s E-Books and Antitrust

Ignorance is Bliss: Apple’s E-Books and Antitrust   Apple claims that it had no idea that its publishers were “engaged in a conspiracy to fix e-book prices.” The Justice Department lawsuit represents $840 million in claims brought by the state as well as consumers. Yet the company…>read more

No Comment February 26, 2014

Department of Justice Closes Samsung’s Investigation over Patent Abuses

Department of Justice Closes Samsung’s Investigation over Patent Abuses   The Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division has announced the closing of its investigation into Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd over its use of its portfolio of standards-essential patents. The investigation was into allegations raised in the Apple-Samsung patents war where…>read more

No Comment February 10, 2014

BOA Investigated by DOJ

BOA Investigated by DOJ     Bank of America Corp is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice as well as the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Ultimately, “handling of future trades” is what is being investigated. Specifically, the Western District of North Carolina’s…>read more

No Comment January 24, 2014

Gibson Dunn Recruits Former US Antitrust Crime Chief Scott Hammond

Gibson Dunn Recruits Former US Antitrust Crime Chief Scott Hammond Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP announced on Wednesday that Scott Hammond the former Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Enforcement in the US Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, is joining the firm as a partner. Hammond, who worked for 25…>read more

No Comment November 7, 2013

Johnson & Johnson Agrees to $2.2 Billion Settlement to Avoid Risperdal Woes

Johnson & Johnson Agrees to $2.2 Billion Settlement to Avoid Risperdal Woes The US Justice Department announced on Monday that Johnson & Johnson has agreed to settle all criminal and civil claims against it for marketing the antipsychotic drug Risperdal for off-label uses and for paying kickbacks. A payment of $2.2 billion…>read more

No Comment November 5, 2013

Department of Justice Hard Hit by Government Shutdown

Department of Justice Hard Hit by Government Shutdown On Tuesday, Attorney General Eric Holder sent an email to DOJ employees stating, “I am mindful of how difficult this shutdown is on you, the Department’s hard-working employees.” Describing the government shutdown as “unnecessary and harmful,” Holder promised to keep…>read more

No Comment October 3, 2013

Voter Law Point of Contention Between North Carolina and DOJ

Voter Law Point of Contention Between North Carolina and DOJ   The Department of Justice is currently suing North Carolina over its new voting rules, claiming racial discrimination. Attorney General Eric Holder made the announcement on Monday, and commented that the effect of this law would be to “restrict access…>read more

No Comment September 30, 2013

Jamie Dimon Meets with Attorney General

Jamie Dimon Meets with Attorney General     JPMorgan chief executive Jamie Dimon met with Attorney General Eric Holder regarding the company’s mortgage-backed securities situation.  An insider with knowledge of the situation spoke on anonymity. On the condition of anonymity, a government official familiar with ongoing…>read more

No Comment September 26, 2013

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