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Category Archives: Criminal Law

Court-Appointed Experts: The Future of Litigation?

After black-market dealing for approximately two years in relative anonymity, the secretive Silk Road drug-dispensing site was targeted by U.S. federal authorities and was subsequently shut down. Its alleged owner and operator was arrested. However, one lawyer and technology expert is claiming that the FBI is lying about how it found the Silk Road server …

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The DOJ Increases Scrutiny of Whistleblower False Claims Act Suits

The Criminal Division of the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) recently announced that it will review all complaints filed under the qui tam provisions of the federal False Claims Act (“FCA”) to determine if a parallel criminal investigation is appropriate. This announcement came during a September 17, 2014 speech by the recently-confirmed Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal …

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