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What constitutes a bribe under the FCPA? This question was posed to FCPA expert Tom Fox in an interview series by Corporate Compliance Insights. To echo his statements, there are three key criteria to consider: Is there “anything of value” being...

Brought down by his lies about a hit-and-run accident that occurred while he was reading emails or texts while returning from a county bar association event, a New Jersey criminal defense attorney had his law license temporarily suspended and was sentenced to six years in prison after taking a pl

On June 3, 2013, the Departments of Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services (Agencies) issued final regulations regarding nondiscriminatory wellness programs in group health coverage under the Affordable Care Act and applicable provisions of...

Public servants with the utmost integrity also need to be aware of what is happening ethically around the state. In today’s climate, every public agency’s image is impacted by the missteps or misconduct of others. Below you’ll find a sample of recent...

A resident or citizen of a country other than the United States who obtains lawful permanent resident status in the United States, often referred to as a “green card,” becomes a resident of the United States for U.S. income tax reporting purposes,...

The civil portion of the Illinois Supreme Court’s argument docket for the January term begins tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. in the Court’s temporary courtroom on the 18th floor of the Michael A. Bilandic Building, 160 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago. The...

The ability of employees to steal trade secrets, reveal customer lists, and expose proprietary business information with the press of a button is frightening. In over 85 percent of trade-secret cases, the alleged misappropriator is someone the...

On January 9, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued Circular 26-14-1, which clarifies lender requirements for home loans guaranteed by the VA under the TILA and the CFPB’s Ability to Repay and Qualified Mortgage (ATR/QM) rule....

In Native Fish Society v. National Marine Fisheries Service, No. 3:12-cv-00431, environmental groups challenged the operation of the Sandy Hatchery along the Columbia River in Portland, Oregon. Among other things, plaintiffs argued that operation of...

Agencies Approve Interim Final Rules Exempting Certain Interests from the Volcker Rule - On Thursday, January 14, 2013, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller...

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