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Stolt-Nielsen S.A. v. United States
On October 30, 2006, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an order declining to consider whether to permit companies and individuals threatened with criminal prosecution to seek immediate judicial review of claims that nonprosecution agreements signed by the government render them immune from prosecution. The Court's one-sentence order was a setback for WLF, which filed a brief urging the Court to hear the case of a company whose nonprosecution agreement the government is refusing to honor. WLF argued that unless such companies and individuals are permitted to sue to enforce nonprosecution agreements, they will be far less willing to come forward voluntarily with evidence of illegal activity. As a result of the Court's action, the petitioners are now forced to return to federal district court in Philadelphia, where they face criminal charges alleging violation of the antitrust laws
Case Status:
Review denied.
More Information and Downloads:
9/20/2006: Download the Brief

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