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Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: FBI increasing resources to fight corruption

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: FBI increasing resources to fight corruption

Department of Justice (DOJ) officials at the ABA White Collar Conference last week in New Orleans confirmed DOJ’s expanding commitment to investigating and prosecuting violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Officials announced that the FBI is ramping up resources to combat corruption and is assigning more than 30 agents ... Read More »

Home healthcare worker violates HIPAA and steals protected health information: due diligence of employees and mandated criminal background checks

Home healthcare worker violates HIPAA and steals protected health information: due diligence of employees and mandated criminal background checks

In Lee County, Florida, a home healthcare nurse stands accused of stealing from her elderly patients. Police investigators say that the nurse opened fraudulent credit card accounts under the names of at least eight of her patients. Computer and transaction records indicate that she used stolen or fraudulently obtained credit ... Read More »

Export controls

Export controls

United States export controls mainly fall under the jurisdiction of three federal agencies. First, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security administers the Export Administration Regulations, which control exports and reexports of a wide range of commodities, software, and technology. Second, the Department of State’s Directorate of Defense ... Read More »

U.S. Attorney General Holder gives federal prosecutors 90 days to hold individuals accountable for the financial crisis

U.S. Attorney General Holder gives federal prosecutors 90 days to hold individuals accountable for the financial crisis

In a public appearance at the National Press Club yesterday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said that he has given federal prosecutors a 90-day deadline to evaluate whether they can bring civil or criminal cases against any individuals for their role in the 2008 financial crisis. Holder stated that federal prosecutors ... Read More »

Recent tide of class-action lawsuits should worry employers using background checks

Recent tide of class-action lawsuits should worry employers using background checks

A new wave of class-action lawsuits should concern any employer that regularly uses background checks in making employment decisions. These lawsuits allege violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the federal law that regulates the collection and use of consumer credit information. Many employers are unaware that FCRA also ... Read More »

Supreme Court reverses holding that implied warranty of habitability extends to subsequent purchasers

Supreme Court reverses holding that implied warranty of habitability extends to subsequent purchasers

In Conway v. Cutler Group, Inc., 57 A.3d 155 (Pa. Super 2012), the PennsylvaniaSuperior Court held for the first time that a subsequent buyer of a home, who has no contractual privity with the contractor, can nonetheless assert claims against the contractor for beach of the implied warranty of habitability. ... Read More »

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