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2020 Facebook Liberty Lawsuit

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House Passes Antitrust Whistleblower Protections Authored by Senators Grassley, Leahy

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December 9, 2020 by Robert Connolly Leave a Comment Congratulations to Senator Chuck Grassley and Patrick Leahy for the passage in the House of Representatives of their bipartisan legislation that has already passed the Senate that aims to protect whistleblowers who come forward with information on criminal antitrust violations.  In

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US antitrust siege of tech widens with lawsuits vs Facebook

The giant tech companies whose services are woven into the fabric of social life are now the targets of a widening assault by government competition enforcers Via AP news wire14 minutes ago The Federal Trade Commission and 48 states and districts sued the social network giant, accusing it of

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North Carolina Department of Transportation Targeted in Decade-Long Scheme

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, October 23, 2020 A federal grand jury in Raleigh, North Carolina returned an indictment charging Contech Engineered Solutions LLC and Brent Brewbaker, a former executive at the company, for participating in long-standing conspiracies to rig bids and defraud the North Carolina Department of

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Guilty Until Proven Innocent 

by Janet Labuda May 15, 2018 The legal premise of innocent until proven guilty gets turned on its head with the passage of the “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act” known as CAATSA. At a government meeting last week representatives from the Departments of Homeland Security, State,

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Company Barred from Importing Food for Using False Manifest to Cover Up Adulteration

By Janet.Labuda@FormerFedsGroup.Com   The Food and Drug Administration has issued an order debarring a company from importing or offering for import articles of food for five years, effective March 1, 2018. This order follows the company’s conviction for (a) submitting a false Automated Commercial Environment manifest listing

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Spring cleaning

by Janet.Labuda@FormerFedsGroup.Com Over the last few weeks the rhetoric regarding the global trade environment has increased dramatically. Less than a month after he declared to the World Economic Forum that India was open for business, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has raised import duties to their highest in

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Trade Symposium: Intelligent Enforcement

by Janet.Labuda@FormerFedsGroup.Com U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) hosted the 2017 East Coast Trade Symposium in Atlanta on December 5 and 6. Key CBP officials addressed the 700 attendees focusing on collaboration and how the agency will move forward with trade issues. Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of

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Buyer Beware

By Janet.Labuda@FormerFedsGroup.Com After the 2009 special enforcement initiative, called Operation Mirage, CBP compiled statistical data proved that the undervaluation of imported goods from China had risen to the level of significant risk in some product categories. Supported by the Administration’s direction to level the trade playing field,

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Reasonable care: What the Heck Is It? (Part 2)

Janet.Labuda@FormerFedsGroup.Com A few weeks ago, I wrote about a case decided in the Court of International Trade, which determined that a U.S. Importer failed to exercise reasonable care when classifying a product. The Court found that merely consulting a customs broker did not constitute reasonable care. The

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