Multibillion-dollar investment firm NexPoint Advisors LP has sued three imprisoned top executives of an embattled North Texas residential real estate lender, claiming the lender’s now-former CEO and others in management positions have improperly used tens of millions of dollars in shareholder funds to pay their personal legal fees.
The 24-page Texas agreement is the latest in which Centene has agreed to pay millions of dollars to resolve claims that its subsidiaries overcharged state Medicaid programs for pharmacy benefit management services.
At the 8th annual Government Enforcement Institute in Dallas, the assistant U.S. attorney general in charge of the criminal division says new guidelines favor companies with vigorous compliance practices.
Senators’ Call for Increased DOJ Use of Suspension and Debarment Could Impact False Claims Act Investigations
Two senators want to ratchet up the pressure on companies that allegedly run afoul of the law while doing business with the U.S. government. But their proposal may have unintended consequences.
In an Aug. 11 letter to the Department of Justice, Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.) signaled renewed congressional interest in the federal government’s right to suspend or debar government contractors — administrative actions taken by the government to disqualify a contractor from contracting with or receiving funding from the federal government.
Seven imprisoned defendants, including four physicians, make their case for reversal before appellate court.
The TSA Security Directive issued in the wake of the May 2021 ransomware attack against Colonial Pipeline imposed mandatory obligations to report incidents within 24 hours, update systems and appoint cyber security officials was criticized by industry as being too rigid and misunderstanding the unique cybersecurity needs of pipeline operators. With its July 21, 2022 revision, the TSA seems to acknowledge these criticisms by adopting a more flexible and less prescriptive approach.
This article highlights some of the recent cyber regulatory efforts by federal agencies, discusses the components of the revised TSA Security Directive and offers a perspective on whether the coming cyber regulations will adopt the TSA approach or something more draconian.
A veteran food safety litigation expert and Paul Kruse’s own defense attorney agreed the government overcharged the CEO in this case. Jurors who heard about a week of testimony deliberated for four days before U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman declared a mistrial.
Alamdar Hamdani has been in the limelight in Houston for prosecuting crooked cops and ISIS collaborators. The former deputy chief of the Justice Department’s counterterrorism section appears poised to take over one of the nation’s busiest U.S. attorney’s offices.
This article explores why state attorneys general are poised to elevate the regulatory scrutiny of digital asset businesses.
Robert Brockman’s death came just two days after his attorney said her client was receiving morphine treatments for pain, was in hospice care and had stopped “tolerating food or water.” The Lawbook talked to a former federal prosecutor about the implications for the pending criminal and civil cases against Brockman.