Monthly Archives: December 2014

Gag Me With An . . . Order? Massey Mine Case Starts With Broad Gag Order

The federal case against former Massey CEO Donald Blankenship has taken a rather unexpected turn—a sweeping gag and sealing order that effectively prevents anyone from following the case. I was hoping to cover this case in some detail by analyzing … Continue reading

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Second Circuit to Preet Bharara: Quit Using “Doctrinal Novelty” to Prosecute Insider Trading Cases

The Second Circuit today issued a landmark decision reversing the convictions of the defendants in United States v. Newman, an insider trading case. It held that the government has to prove that the defendant knew that the tipper of inside … Continue reading

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A Tremendous White Collar Victory in Eli Lilly Trade Secrets Case

A few months ago, I wrote about a trade secrets case in Indianapolis. It looked like the case was going well for the defense. As any trial lawyer knows, momentum is key. Momentum just swung in the biggest way for … Continue reading

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