A prosecution declination for the Minnesota industrial conglomerate, thanks to an expanded investigation, voluntary disclosure and enhanced compliance program.
Support for industry’s lawsuit grows as ten new amici weigh in against an SEC rule on minerals derived from war in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Advocates of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act reform returned to Capitol Hill on Friday to press their case, signalling that business interests haven’t given up on persuading Congress eventually to amend the statute despite recent adverse publicity over such foreign bribery cases as Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
A probe that began with reflective material on Turkish licence plates has expanded to other countries.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) said the House will offer its own patent reform bill.
The Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this month backed the legislation without opposition.
The Senate Judiciary Committee last week approved its patent reform bill without opposition.
It’s far from certain any proposed changes would get a hearing, much less win approval by Congress and be enacted into law. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has lobbied to amend the anti-bribery statute.
Lawyers for Ousama Naaman are raising questions at sentencing about whether he’s been disproportionately punished because of his ethnicity.
In a sign that the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is becoming more political, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D) said she’s getting an earful from companies about enforcement.