US Legal News

The US Justice Department unsealed a criminal complaint on Friday charging Russian national Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova for her role in a conspiracy to interfere with US elections, starting in 2014 and through the upcoming November 6 midterms. The charges allege Khusyaynova took part in a massive Russian influence campaign, through her role as chief accountant [...]

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A group of environmental advocacy organizations filed suit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Thursday over concerns that the border wall will result in detrimental environmental impacts to the areas surrounding the wall construction sites. The Secretary of Homeland Security’s office issued waivers, dubbed the “Lower Rio Grande Valley Border Wall Waivers”, that would [...]

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Online retailer eBay filed a lawsuit Wednesday in California’s Santa Clara County Superior Court alleging that fellow online vendor Amazon has, over the past several years, “perpetrated a scheme to infiltrate and exploit eBay’s internal member email system.” This follows a cease-and-desist letter sent by eBay to Amazon two weeks ago, which went unanswered. Now, [...]

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The US Justice Department on Tuesday filed two counts against Treasury Agent Natalie Mayflower Edwards for leaking information pertaining to Paul Manafort and the Russia Probe. Edwards works for the FinCen unit of the Department of Treasury. FinCen’s mission statement is to “safeguard the financial system from illicit use and combat money laundering and promote [...]

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A federal judge on Tuesday ordered US Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to begin enforcement of a student loan forgiveness fraud protection rule for for-profit college graduates. By statute, a 2016 rule update to the 1994 Borrower Defense Rule, prohibits students who are harmed by a school that processes federal aid’s violation of certain [...]

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US President Donald Trump’s administration is urging Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to stop the Honduran “caravan” that has accumulated thousands more migrants while making the trek through South and Central America to the US border, saying the US will cut off aid to the countries if the immigrants make it to the US border. Honduran migrants began [...]

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The US government announced Tuesday that it reached a $480 million agreement with financial services group Nomura Holdings to resolve federal civil claims that Nomura misled investors in connection with the marketing, sale and issuance of residential mortgage-backed securities from 2006 to 2007 that contributed to the 2008 financial crisis. “This settlement holds Nomura accountable for [...]

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Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson filed a lawsuit Tuesday in the US District Court for the District of New Jersey alleging insulin manufacturers Sanofi-Aventis US, Novo Nordisk and Eli Lilly deceptively raised insulin prices. The complaint alleges the manufacturers raised prices and gave rebates to the pharmacy benefit managers, which were then supposed to go to their [...]

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