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Timeline: Federal Erosion of Business Civil Liberties

The third edition of WLF's Overcriminalization Timeline presents, in summary form, the key legal, judicial, and agency developments in the growing trend to criminalize normal business activity. Below are some key links related to the Timeline:

State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. v. United States ex rel. Rigsby
On November 20, 2015, WLF asked the Supreme Court to review and reverse a decision by the Fifth Circuit that not only turns a blind eye to plaintiffs’ repeated and flagrant violations of the False Claims Act’s (FCA) mandatory seal provision, but...
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In re: CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
On November 17, 2015, WLF filed formal comments with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), calling on CDC to withdraw its Draft Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain and, before renewing efforts to write guidelines, to...
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Microsoft Corp. v. Baker
On November 11, 2015, WLF asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Ninth Circuit decision that effectively grants plaintiffs who have voluntarily dismissed their claims with prejudice the right to immediately appeal a trial court’s earlier decision...
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Johnson & Johnson v. Reckis
On November 9, 2015, WLF filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court, urging it to review (and ultimately overturn) a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision that imposed massive liability on a drug manufacturer for failing to include an...
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al Bahlul v. United States
On November 2, 2015, WLF filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, urging it to uphold the Obama Administration’s right to bring al Qaeda leaders to trial before military commissions. WLF argued that the...
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Federal Discovery Rules: What’s Changing and How Litigants Can Take Advantage Right Away
By Mathea K. E. Bulander, an Attorney with Redgrave LLP in the firm’s Minneapolis, Minnesota office, and Jason D. Moore, an Attorney in the firm’s Northern Virginia office.
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Inclusive Communities Project’s Silver Linings: Assessing the High Court’s 2015 Fair Housing Act Ruling
By Paul F. Hancock and Andrew C. Glass, Partners in the Miami and Boston offices, respectively, and Olivia Kelman, an Associate in the Miami office, of K&L Gates LLP.
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November 12, 2015 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Introducing the Third Edition of WLF’s Overcriminalization Timeline: Federal Erosion of Business Civil Liberties
Jay B. Stephens, Former Associate Attorney General of the United States, and Chairman, WLF Legal Policy Advisory Board
Norman L. Reimer, Executive Director, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Mark S. Chenoweth, General Counsel, Washington Legal Foundation
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