The Common Ills
Update on CCR's Animal Enterprise Terrorism Case
This is from the Center for Constitutional Rights : firstname.lastname@example.org Last week, the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston affirmed a lower court's dismissal of the Center for Constitutional Rights' case, Blum v.
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United States Supreme Court Holds That Section 806 of the...
United States Supreme Court Holds That Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act Extends to Employees of Private Companies Who Are Contractors or Subcontractors for Covered Public Companies In Lawson v.
Appeals court reverses decision in RESTORE Act suit
On Feb. 26, Florida's First District Court of Appeals handed the city of Apalachicola a victory in a suit against the county over the process by which RESTORE Act funds will be administered.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Supreme Court's First Sarbanes-Oxley Decision Promises Expansion of...
In Lawson v. FMR LLC ,1 the Supreme Court massively expanded the scope of the anti-retaliation provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act , from 4,500 publicly held companies to millions of private companies that are "contractors," "subcontractors" or "agents" of a publicly held company.
W Hotel bankruptcy creates big-ticket question for court
The city of Boston and Prudential Insurance Co. are locked in an acerbic, multi-million-dollar fight at the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that will have major implications for New England lawyers involved in large Chapter 11 reorganizations.
U.S. Supreme Court Round-Up: Sun Capital Cert Denied, Omnicare Cert...
As first discussed here and here , in July 2013 the First Circuit Court of Appeals held in Sun Capital Partners III, LP, et al. v.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
an Illegal Arrest for Recording a Cop in Massachusetts: George...
George Thompson says last January he was just sitting on his front porch, watching a Fall River police officer working a paid detail.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Private Company Employees Who Blow the Whistle on Public Company Fraud Are Protected from Retaliation
When it passed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 , Congress established protections against retaliation for "employees" who report fraud at public companies.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
The Miami Herald
Court approves 2nd lawyer to help Bulger's appeal
A federal judge has approved a second taxpayer-funded lawyer to help with convicted Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger's appeal.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
High Court Extends Employee Whistle-blower Protections
In a March 5, 2014, ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court said the whistle-blower protections in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act apply to employees of contractors and subcontractors of a publicly traded company as well as to employees of the public firm itself.
Court: Taxpayers to pay for 2nd Bulger lawyer
James "Whitey" Bulger will have a second attorney paid for by taxpayers as he appeals his conviction last year on charges that he murdered 11 people in the 1970s and 1980s while he ruled South Boston's criminal underworld and also worked as an informant for the FBI.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Federal District Court Deepens Divide Over SOX Whistleblower "Protected Activity"
On February 21, 2014, the District of Puerto Rico strayed from a prominent decision out of the First Circuit that employed the "definitively and specifically" standard governing protected activity under Section 806 of SOX, choosing instead to defer to the ARB's rather expansive standard.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Sarbanes-Oxley whistle-blower rules apply to private firms: High court
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act's whistle-blower provisions extend to the privately held contractors of public companies, said a divided U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday in a ruling that is expected to have a significant impact on privately held firms.
Supreme Court extends whistleblower protection to private contractors
FMR LLC [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] that the whistleblower provision 18 USC 1514A [Cornell LII backgrounder] of the Sarbones Oxley Act of 2002 [text, PDF] protects employees of private contractors and subcontractors performing work for the public company, just as it shelters employees of the public company.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
First Circuit Rejects GPS Tracking Challenge
A federal appeals court, while noting its concern about prolonged electronic surveillance, dismissed a Fourth Amendment challenge over law enforcement's secret monitoring of a suspect's vehicle.
Lawyer Blames His Conviction on Inflammatory Evidence
A federal appellate panel seemed skeptical of Boston criminal defense attorney Robert George's argument that his money laundering conviction should be overturned because the judge erroneously allowed certain evidence.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Al C. Moreau III, Moreau Physical Therapy
Jordan, a native of Baton Rouge and graduate of Scotlandville Magnet High School, has been with the London medical device company since 2005.
Historic City News
VAM scores under fire by school board
Elected School Board Chairman Bill Mignon, is joining the public debate and condemnation of a decision by the First District Court of Appeals last week, brought against the Florida Department of Education by the Florida Times-Union newspaper in Jacksonville for access to Value Added scores of state educators, principals, and grades awarded to ... (more)
Even the New Testament says you lose your sentencing appeal
Even the New Testament says you lose your sentencing appeal: Yesterday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued an opinion that concludes: Where, as here, a defendant who has compiled a history of violence commits a vicious crime, he scarcely can be heard to complain that the sentencing judge meted out a ... (more)
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Court: Serial arsonist's sentence stands despite use of evidence that would now be illegal
A federal appeals court today upheld the conviction of a Dorchester man who pleaded guilty to trying to burn down the businesses and residences of people who annoyed him , from Roslindale to Cambridge, over a two-year period.