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Retailers Need A Rule They Can Count On
April 11, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnists Peter J. Brann, David Swetnam-Burland and Stacy O. Stitham of Brann & Isaacson discuss the patent eligibility of computer-implemented inventions... The US Supreme Court's consideration of the patent eligibility of computer-implemented inventions in Alice Corporation Pty....... [more]

HP offers $108 million to settle bribery charges by SEC, DOJ
April 10, 2014
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday charged Hewlett-Packard (HP) with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by making improper payments to various government officials in order to obtain or keep contracts within certain countries. The US Department of Justice (D....... [more]

Federal appeals court rules California DNA collection law constitutional
March 21, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Thursday ruled that California's controversial voter-approved DNA collection law likely passes constitutional scrutiny. This is the second time that the court has looked at the case. The law allows police to collect a DNA sample from any adult arreste....... [more]

Texas couples file same-sex marriage lawsuit
November 28, 2013
A lawyer representing two same-sex couples in Texas announced on Wednesday that a complaint is filed in the US District Court for the Western District of Texas challenging Article 1, Sec. 32 of the state's constitution that bans marriage between same-sex partners. Texas passed the amendment in 2005....... [more]

Corporate America, It's Time to Increase Gender Diversity in Boardrooms
November 11, 2013
JURIST Guest Columnist Enkelena Gjuka, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2014, is the author of the sixth article in a 10-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Gjuka calls upon the Securities Exchange Commission and Congress to increase di....... [more]

EU complicity with US rendition and surveillance programs must end: European Parliament
October 11, 2013
The European Parliament said Thursday that EU member states' complicity with the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) rendition program has led to violations of fundamental rights and must end immediately. Members of European Parliament pointed to the recent disclosures surrounding the National Secu....... [more]

Federal judge dismisses suit against SEC over Stanford Ponzi scheme
August 14, 2013
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida on Monday dismissed a lawsuit against the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding the agency's failure to report Allen Stanford and his Ponzi scheme. Judge Robert Scola stated that the SEC market regulator was shielded und....... [more]

US Attorneys investigating JPMorgan for violation of federal securities laws
August 9, 2013
JPMorgan Chase & Co. disclosed in its quarterly filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday that it is being investigated by both the civil and criminal divisions of the US Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California (EDC) over sales of mortgage-backed securities....... [more]

Texas officials respond in battle over recent VRA decision
August 7, 2013
Texas officials responded Monday to a US Department of Justice filing asking the US District Court for the Western District of Texas to subject the state to a preclearance regime similar to the one required by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA). In a 54-page filing, the Texas officia....... [more]

DOJ filed discrimination suit against Arizona sheriff
May 10, 2013
On May 10, 2012, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a discrimination suit in the US District Court for the District of Arizona against the Sheriff's Office of Arizona's Maricopa County and Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The claim alleged that Sheriff Arpaio and his office unlawfully and systematically disc....... [more]

SEC charges ex-KPMG official with insider trading
April 14, 2013
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Thursday charged the former partner in charge of KPMG's Pacific Southwest audit practice, Scott London, with providing insider information to his friend Bryan Shaw about KPMG clients Herbalife, Skechers and Deckers Outdoor Corporation. The SEC alleges....... [more]


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