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HEALTHCARE: INDICTMENT FOR ANTITRUST IN EMPLOYMENT

By James P. McLoughlin, Jr. and Kristen Kenley.  Following quickly on our reporting on United States v. Jindal, in which the Department of Justice indicted the former executive and owner of a physical therapy business in Texas for conspiring to suppress compensation…

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE BRINGS FIRST SHERMAN ACT WAGE CASE AND DOES SO IN HEALTHCARE, A PRIMARY FOCUS OF THE DEPARTMENT

By James P. McLoughlin, Jr. and Kristen Kenley.  In December, the Department of Justice filed its first ever criminal case for price fixing of wages. DOJ indicted the owner of a physical therapist staffing company for instigating a conspiracy among physical therapy…

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28 U.S.C § 1782(a) – Obtaining Information in Aid of International Private Arbitration from U.S. Federal Courts

Servotronics, Inc., v. The Boeing Company, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 9872, Case No. 18-2454 (4th Cir.  March 30, 2020) (Opinion by Neimeyer, J.) In noteworthy endorsement of international arbitration, in its Servotronics, Inc. decision published March 30, 2020, the U.S.…

Latest DOJ Spoofing Settlement

On November 6, 2019, the Fraud Section of the Department of Justice with the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas, and the CFTC, announced settlements of their spoofing and market manipulation investigations of Tower Research…

U.S. Authorities’ Campaign Against Spoofing and Related Market Manipulation Enters a Potentially New Phase with Recent Criminal and Civil Enforcement Actions

On September 16, 2019, the Department of Justice and the CFTC jointly announced the indictment of three precious metal traders for an alleged eight year conspiracy to manipulate gold, silver, platinum, and palladium futures prices and civil charges based upon…

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