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Florida Court Holds Criminal Conduct Exclusion In E&O Policy Applicable

In its recent decision in Certain Interested Underwriters at Lloyd’s v. AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company , 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 159639 (S.D. Fla. Nov. 7, 2013) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida had...

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Roadmap to Prison: Lessons Learned from the Criminal Prosecution of Alpha Ambulance's Leaders

No one running an ambulance company ever planned to go to prison for doing his or her job. But that is a real possibility if the government knocks on the door, and the owner or manager is dishonest in his or her response to the inquiry. CMS contractors are increasing the number of audits they are performing...

How a Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Help You

(Image credit: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b7/Law3.jpg) People or organizations embroiled in lawsuits due to accusations of criminal misconduct need to engage the services of a attorney to defend themselves. It is the duty of a lawyer to carry out research, do the paperwork...

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Non-US Companies and Executives at Risk from US RICO Law

By Kevin Walsh , Douglas Walter Mateyaschuk , Richard F. Hans , and Jean-Pierre Douglas-Henry More frequently than ever before, American plaintiffs and prosecutors are using US laws to target conduct that has little, if any, connection to the United States. Potential exposure to criminal and...

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 (DOJ) and a Dutch aerospace company, the DOJ and company...

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. It can mean the difference between surviving...