Legal News

Washington, DC - Thank you.  I’m honored to address the American Law Institute this evening.  Among this distinguished company, it is not possible to acknowledge all who merit it.  However, I would like to mention a couple of my dinner companions.  I want to thank David Levi, the President of ALI, for inviting me.

Washington, DC - The Department of Justice filed a Statement of Interest Friday arguing that a proposed class action settlement involving hand soap would afford little value to consumers while handsomely compensating attorneys.

New York - Banca IMI Securities Corp. (Banca IMI), a New York broker-dealer, pleaded guilty to an antitrust charge and was sentenced to pay a criminal fine in excess of $2 million for its involvement in a bid-rigging conspiracy for certain financial instruments, the Department of Justice announced Friday.

Washington, DC - On Law Day, we renew our commitment to the rule of law and our Constitution.  The rule of law requires that no one be above the obligations of the law or beneath its protections, and it stands as a bulwark against the arbitrary use of government power.

Miami, Florida - Former Village of Biscayne Park Chief of Police, Raimundo Atesiano, pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring with subordinate officers to violate individuals’ civil rights by making false arrests, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General John Gore for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, U.S. Attorney Benjamin G. Greenberg for the Southern District of Florida, Robert F. Lasky, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Miami Field Office, Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Miami-Dade State Attorney, and Troy Walker, Special Agent in Charge, Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).