Monthly Archives: February 2015

Collateral Damage: FCPA-Related Non-Prosecution Agreement for Hewlett-Packard Leads to Civil RICO Lawsuit

A non-prosecution agreement is a wonderful thing. But it may not mean the end of the woes for a company under government investigation. Hewlett-Packard (HP), the California-based technology firm, and its Mexican subsidiary, HP Mexico, entered into an NPA with … Continue reading

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“We Live in Coal Country”: A Questionable Rationale to Maintain a Broad Gag Order in Massey Mine Prosecution

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the overly broad gag order imposed by a district court judge in West Virginia in the criminal case against former Massey CEO Don Blankenship. After furious motion practice, including efforts by various media … Continue reading

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Where Are They Now? An Update on Past Posts

Several of the cases I’ve featured in my posts over the last year have had significant developments or come to a close. It’s always interesting—and moderately depressing—to see how things turned out.

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Public Service Announcement: NACDL Needs Examples of “Trial Penalty” Cases

I promise a real post later this week (isn’t the anticipation killing you?), but, meanwhile, NACDL is looking for examples of cases involving a “trial penalty.” For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, a “trial penalty” is … Continue reading

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