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Justices reject Jefferson’s bribery appeal

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is leaving in place the corruption conviction of a former Louisiana congressman who hid money from bribes in his freezer. The justices on Monday rejected without comment an appeal by former Rep. William Jefferson, who ...

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Pfizer pays $60 million to settle bribery charges

WASHINGTON — Pfizer has agreed to pay the federal government $60 million to settle allegations that its employees bribed doctors and other foreign officials in Europe and Asia to win business and boost sales. The Securities and Exchange Commission said ...

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Judge in no rush to hear Wal-Mart bribery lawsuit

WILMINGTON, Del. — A Delaware judge has chastised attorneys for two large public employee retirement systems for rushing to court with lawsuits over allegations of bribery involving Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s operations in Mexico. The judge on Monday denied competing motions ...

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Lobbyist Cooke regains law license (access required)

By a vote of 4-3, Maryland’s highest court has reinstated longtime Annapolis lobbyist Ira C. Cooke to the state bar. Wednesday’s decision by the Court of Appeals caps Cooke’s six-year effort to rejoin the roster of Maryland lawyers. He consented ...

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Opinions – 4/23/12: 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (access required)

Civil Procedure Driver’s Privacy Protection Act BOTTOM LINE: Buyers’ claims under Driver’s Privacy Protection Act of 1994 failed as matter of law, because, where solicitation by lawyers is an accepted and expected element of conduct satisfying DPPA’s litigation exception, such ...

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