When consulting services are related to the FCPA, AML, ATF or KYC compliance, the potential for litigation is amplified. And while many compliance consultants purchase professional liability (errors & omissions) insurance, securing a properly structured policy is challenging.… Continue Reading
A federal judge in Philadelphia Friday dismissed a civil complaint against UK-based GlaxoSmithKline brought by a British private investigator and his American wife and their China-based company.
Peter Humphrey and Yu Yingzeng, his wife and business partner, sued GSK a year ago.… Continue Reading
FCPA Blog senior editor Jessica Tillipman appeared Sunday on Fareed Zakaria’s GPS on CNN. She and Harvard Law Prof Noah Feldman debated whether the DOJ overreached with the FIFA indictments last month.… Continue Reading
Sixteen former Puerto Rico police officers pleaded guilty Monday to running a criminal organization out of the police department.
A federal judge ruled Monday that Chevron can sue Washington, DC’s Patton Boggs for allegedly committing fraud while trying to enforce a multibillion-dollar judgment for environmental damage in Ecuador.… Continue Reading
After RICO trial win, Chevron demands $32 million from plaintiffs lawyer Donziger for attorneys fees
Chevron Corporation asked a federal court Tuesday to award it $32 million for attorneys fees it incurred during a successful fraud and racketeering trial against U.S. lawyer Steven Donziger.
As first reported Thursday by Oil Patch Asia (and reprinted here with permission), Chevron said in a motion for attorney’s fees that Donziger used “a pattern of racketeering that included multiple frauds, extortion, [and] obstruction of justice” to win a multi-billion-dollar pollution judgment against Chevron in Ecuador.… Continue Reading
Lawyers for billionaire Victor Dahdaleh from Washington, D.C. litigation powerhouse Williams & Connolly have struck back at Bahrain’s Alba and its American attorneys.… Continue Reading