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Emerson Heffner
Supreme Court Grants Cert In Domestic Assault Predicate-Offense Dispute

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to decide whether domestic violence convictions in tribal court in which the defendant did not have counsel can be used to satisfy the predicate-offense element of 18 U.S. Code...

DLA Piper
Department of Justice’s Pursuit of Individual Criminal Liability for Corporate Misconduct: The Yates Memo

By Frank E. Sheeder Cooperation credit is a critical issue for corporations that become embroiled in investigations or enforcement activity. In both the criminal and civil contexts, it is the only way to mitigate the financial impact of corporate wrongdoing...

Ballard Spahr LLP
D.C. Circuit to Decide Scope of Judges’ Authority in Approval Process for Deferred Prosecution Agreements

A federal judge exceeded his authority when he rejected a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA), [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this opinion: lexis.com | Lexis Advance ], entered into earlier this year by the U.S. Department of Justice...

Foley & Lardner LLP
DOJ Provides Guidance On Prosecution Of Individuals

The Department of Justice (DOJ) long has required entities seeking credit for cooperating with its investigations to provide what it terms “full and truthful” cooperation. In policies memorialized over time, DOJ has been careful to encourage...

Vandeventer Black LLP
The Risks of Using Criminal Statutes to Collect Construction Debts

By John Lockard The failure to make payment on a construction contract may not only result in a claim for money damages in a civil lawsuit, but it may also result in a violation of a criminal statute. For example, Code of Virginia Section 43-13, [subscribers...

Peter J. Gallagher
Not Quite El Chapo's Escaping Through A Tunnel Under His Shower, But Still An Escape From "Custody”

There have been two high-profile prison escapes in recent weeks -- one in Mexico and one in upstate New York. In United States v. Small , the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this opinion: lexis...