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Corporate compliance in Spain: Procedural aspects of the criminal liability of legal entities.

Corporate compliance in Spain: Procedural aspects of the criminal liability of legal entities.

In 2010, a reform of the Criminal Code, introducing the criminal liability of legal entities in Spanish law; in 2015, a subsequent reform regulated the basic models of crime prevention; it has provoked a small revolution in the legal world and it has been the subject of many doctrinal articles, ... Read More »

The Legal Pitfalls of Interviewing: Make Sure Your Company is Compliant

The Legal Pitfalls of Interviewing: Make Sure Your Company is Compliant

Finding great candidates for your business may be challenging, but the legal landmines associated with interviewing candidates can be truly hazardous. Compliance with state and federal laws during a company’s interview process is key to protecting a company, and any individual handling interviews should be educated on proper and legal ... Read More »

Online retailers should not exclude the cession of claims for defects in general terms and conditions

Online retailers should not exclude the cession of claims for defects in general terms and conditions

Facts Two commercial internet traders were parties to a dispute upon which a decision was taken in October 2015 by OLG Hamm. The defendant company operates in such market sectors as commercial electrical and electronic equipment, coffee machines, refrigerators, and washing machines. It utilises general terms and conditions that include ... Read More »

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 »

Pharmacy benefits managers ring in new year by serving termination notices of provider agreements with pharmacies

Pharmacy benefits managers ring in new year by serving termination notices of provider agreements with pharmacies

Pharmacy Benefit Managers’ (PBM) termination of Provider Agreements (PA’s) for specialty pharmacies that have allegedly failed to comply with the mandates of the PA seems to be on the rise, with devastating results to the specialty or network pharmacy.  Throughout the country pharmacies are receiving termination notices pursuant to their ... Read More »

Whistleblowers and USDOJ continue to target PBM’s and pharmacies with FCA suits – CVS Caremark settles FCA suit for $6 illion

Whistleblowers and USDOJ continue to target PBM’s and pharmacies with FCA suits – CVS Caremark settles FCA suit for $6 illion

Caremark LLC has agreed to pay $6 million to settle a False Claims Act (FCA) suit brought by whistleblower Donald A. Well, a former Caremark claims manager. While the company denied any wrongdoing and indicated that it agreed to the settlement to “avoid the expense and uncertainly of protracted litigation,” ... Read More »

Russia/Ukraine sanctions

Russia/Ukraine sanctions

On July 29, 2014, President Obama imposed tough new sanctions on Russia due to the situation in Ukraine. These “Level 3” sanctions followed two previous rounds of sanctions that targeted individual persons and companies. Now the United States and the European Union (“EU”) have imposed sanctions against key sectors of ... Read More »

Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order severely increases compliance and obligations for federal contractors

Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order severely increases compliance and obligations for federal contractors

President Obama warned during his State of the Union speech in January that this would be the “Year of Action” where he unilaterally implements laws on behalf of workers. The creation of new laws is a power generally reserved for Congress, and Republican members of Congress have threatened to sue ... Read More »

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