Topic: Fraud

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Revised Cybersecurity Framework, EU Data Protection, Conflict of Interest Lawsuits, HealthCare.gov Rollout

On October 28, 1919, the US Congress overrides President Woodrow Wilson’s veto of the Volstead Act, paving the way for Prohibition. Ten years later: Black Monday, when the Dow loses 13% in the Wall Street Crash of 1929. Coincidence? Feds continue to refine the country’s cybersecurity framework (Skadden Arps) How can a corporation engage in… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: FATCA Regime, Securities Dealers, EU Data, Vicarious Liability

Keep your eye on the markets today: both 1929’s Black Thursday and 2008’s Bloody Friday happened on October 24. You’ve got just enough time to read the JD Supra Corporate Brief before the opening bell … The FATCA tax regime will introduce US tax withholding risk into financial transactions that have almost no nexus to… Read more »

What’s News for Mortgage Lenders? Fair Lending Fines, Qualified Mortgage Rule, FIRREA Claims, CFPB Fines, and More

What’s new in the world of residential mortgage lending? To start with, these five recent developments that every lender should be following. From lawyers on JD Supra: 1.       DOJ fines lenders over discrimination: “Recently, the DOJ released information regarding three fair lending actions, all three of which included allegations related to wholesale lending programs. On… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: SEC Enforcement, ADR Clauses, Russian Deals, Swiss Banks

Picture this: on this day in 1884, George Eastman received a US patent on paper-strip photographic film. No violation is too small to attract the attention of the SEC’s Enforcement Division… (Morrison & Foerster) Looks like Wells Fargo will have to face the DOJ’s False Claims Act lawsuit after all… (BuckleySandler) Here’s a good question:… Read more »

What’s New in Whistleblower Law? A $14 Million SEC Bounty, SOX and Dodd-Frank Lawsuits, False Claims Act, Accounting Fraud…

Earlier this week, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it had awarded an anonymous source $14 million under its whistleblower bounty program, the largest award ever given out by the SEC. That’s just one of the many developments attorneys on JD Supra are covering on the broad topic of whistleblower and the law: SEC… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: FTC Approval, Gray Market, Personal Email, Say-on-Pay Lawsuits

Haven’t signed up yet for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief? What on earth are you waiting for? Why would a buyer want FTC blessing of an acquisition that falls below the HSR reporting threshold? (Perkins Coie) It’s not smoke and mirrors: gray market goods have indeed gotten a little less gray… (Quinn… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: SEC Violations, Payday Lending, NFL Licensing, Cloud Computing

Heading back to the office on a Monday morning can be tough. That’s where coffee and the JD Supra Corporate Brief come in… It’s getting harder and harder to “neither admit nor deny” SEC violations… (Holland & Knight) The SEC has a new partner in corporate crime-fighting… (DLA Piper) New York is mounting an aggressive… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Self-Reporting, Market Manipulation, Green Chemistry, BYOD Privacy

On August 9, 1892, Thomas Edison is granted a patent for the two-way telegraph, one of the nearly 1,100 patents the inventor received in the United States.  Any business that stores consumer credit card numbers and other personal information should study carefully the $18 million FCRA ruling against Equifax… (Mintz Levin) So here’s the deal:… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Electronic Discovery, Steven Cohen, Joint Ventures, Spoofing Cheetah

Yes, it’s Monday. But a good cup of coffee, a blueberry scone, and the JD Supra Corporate Brief can help… Who should pay the costs of electronic discovery? It depends on where you ask… (Cullen and Dykman) Interesting perspective on the charges against Steven Cohen from a former staff attorney at the SEC… (Brooks Pierce)… Read more »

Whistleblower Protection Rules: 5 Need-to-Know Developments for Employers

Whistleblowers – insiders who report corporate wrongdoing and fraud – are not new. But many of the laws that protect them are. Perhaps not surprisingly, the protections granted by those laws continue to evolve. For your reference, here’s a look at five recent changes that employers need to know: 1. A federal court ruled that… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Double Non-Taxation, Telemarketing Fraud, Whistleblower Protections, Inflation Risks

On July 22, 1937, the US Senate votes down President Franklin Roosevelt’s plan to add more justices to the Supreme Court. The OECD has launched an ambitious plan to overhaul the international taxation system – and eliminate “double non-taxation” – over the next 24 months… (Skadden Arps) It’s time to relearn how to do business… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Drug Pricing in China, Corruption in Brazil, Climate Change in Congress, Antitrust Law in Europe

A Friday in July and you’re reading the JD Supra Corporate Brief? Does it get any better? China is questioning 60 pharmaceutical companies about their drug pricing (Dechert) Myriad is going on the litigation offensive to protect its BRCA1 and BRCA2 patents (MBHB) Even the ITC is targeting patent trolls… (Duane Morris) Companies operating in… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Recess Appointments, Chinese Auditors, Meaningful Use, Utility Patents

Don’t forget: the JD Supra Corporate Brief is the most important meal of the day (and we won’t say a word if you come back for seconds)! Does this new court of appeals ruling put another nail in the recess-appointed NLRB’s coffin? (KMTG) China just agreed to allow US investigators greater access to work papers… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Apple Taxes, Trademark Scams, Email Systems, Renewable Fuels

Of course we think you should still subscribe to a hard copy of the newspaper. How else are you going to protect your tablet if it rains? Want to be like Apple and save big money on taxes? Hire a tax attorney! (Moskowitz) This is a trademark renewal scam. Don’t fall for it (Burns &… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: BYOD Policies, Trade Secrets, Self-Disclosure, Supplier Breakdowns

Today’s efficiency tip: save time with email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief. Click here to sign up. Key workplace issue in the era of Mad Men: employee BYOB policies. Key workplace issue today: employee BYOD policies (Pillsbury) Didn’t we end this relationship a long time ago? So why are you still using our… Read more »