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FTC Rules Get E-Discovery Makeover This Month
Posted on 6 Nov 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

When really broad neckties went out of style, one solution might have been to take a pair of scissors to them and snip them to a modern-day width. Smarter guys might simply have taken them to a tailor. Others might have made them into kites. But most... Read More

The Week In Securities Litigation: DOJ Files Significant Market Crisis Case Against Rating Agency
Posted on 9 Feb 2013 by Thomas O. Gorman

The Department of Justice filed one of the most significant market crisis cases this week against a major rating agency as a defendant. The case centers on years of false statements about ratings given to RMBS and CDOs, according to the complaint, as... Read More

Mining Company To Pay $263 Million To Settle Superfund Lawsuit
Posted on 14 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SPOKANE, Wash. - (AP) The largest mining company in Idaho's Silver Valley will pay $263.4 million plus interest to settle one of the nation's largest Superfund lawsuits one of the top 10 such settlements in history, the U.S. Environmental Protection... Read More

DOJ Argues For Rehearing In Secret Service Lawsuit
Posted on 20 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

DENVER - (AP) The U.S. Department of Justice has sided with attorneys for two Secret Service agents who were sued after arresting a man who confronted former Vice President Dick Cheney. The department argues that the law protects agents when they're... Read More

Court: 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Will Stay In Place
Posted on 20 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) The military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy is back in place for the time being, with one major caveat: the government is not allowed to investigate, penalize or discharge anyone who is openly gay. A San Francisco... Read More

Financier Stanford's Lawsuit Seeks $7.2 Billion
Posted on 21 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HOUSTON - (AP) Jailed Texas financier R. Allen Stanford has filed a lawsuit accusing prosecutors and federal agents of depriving him of his constitutional rights by using abusive law-enforcement tactics. He is asking for $7.2 billion in damages. The lawsuit... Read More

7th Circuit Allows Another Torture Lawsuit Against Donald Rumsfeld
Posted on 10 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHICAGO - (AP) A lawsuit accusing former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld of personal responsibility for U.S. forces allegedly torturing two American whistleblowers who worked for an Iraqi contracting firm will be allowed to move forward, a federal appeals... Read More

Oracle To Pay $46 Million To Settle Kickbacks Charges
Posted on 1 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Oracle Corp. has agreed to pay $46 million to settle a lawsuit over alleged kickbacks to win government work. The Department of Justice charged that Sun Microsystems Inc., which Oracle bought last year, and other technology companies... Read More

U.S. Sues Boston Scientific Over Guidant Heart Devices
Posted on 28 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MINNEAPOLIS - (AP) The U.S. government sued Boston Scientific Corp. on Thursday, alleging its Guidant unit knew some of its implantable heart devices were defective but continued to sell them anyway, putting patients' lives at risk. In a complaint... Read More

EPA Fines BP $15 Million For Texas City Violations
Posted on 30 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HOUSTON - (AP) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice have slapped a $15 million fine on BP for Clean Air Act violations at the oil company's Texas City refinery. Full version available to lexis.com subscribers . Read More

Feds Object To 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Injunction
Posted on 24 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN DIEGO - (AP) Attorneys for the Obama administration objected Thursday to a proposed worldwide injunction being considered by a California federal judge that would halt the military's ban on openly gay troops. Calling the possible move "untenable... Read More

Feds Sue Pennsylvania Coal Plant Operators Over Pollution
Posted on 9 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HOMER CITY, Pa. - (AP) The federal government on Thursday sued several companies over a coal-burning electricity generating plant, calling it "one of the largest air pollution sources in the nation" and asking the court to keep it from operating... Read More

Raided Pot Providers Sue Feds
Posted on 12 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HELENA, Mont. - (AP) Two medical marijuana providers have accused the U.S. government of civil rights violations in what may be the first lawsuit of its kind in response to a federal crackdown on pot operations across the nation. The owners of Montana... Read More

DOJ Reviews Massachusetts Ruling On Federal Gay Marriage Ban
Posted on 9 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BOSTON - (AP) A judge's rulings in Massachusetts that the federal law banning gay marriage is unconstitutional could have implications far beyond the state if they're upheld by a higher court after an appeal by the Obama administration, legal... Read More