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FCPA Docket: Shareholders go after Walmart for withholding documents

FCPA Docket: Shareholders go after Walmart for withholding documents

14 March 2017

In today’s news, plaintiffs suing Walmart in connection with a foreign bribery investigation say the retailer has defied a production order; and a prominent white-collar lawyer advises companies against rushing a decision on whether to self-report to the DOJ, in light of the recent announcement about the FCPA pilot programme.

The FCPA Docket – 24 February

The FCPA Docket – 24 February

24 February 2016

In the latest round-up of FCPA news, Wal-Mart discloses rocketing investigations costs, HSBC describes a report by its corporate monitor and Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell talks about corporate resolutions.

The FCPA Docket

The FCPA Docket

08 February 2016

In the latest round-up of FCPA news, US Democrats seek to instigate a foreign bribery probe into British American Tobacco, and a Manhattan judge denies a diplomatic immunity claim by a suspended deputy UN ambassador accused of helping to bribe a former General Assembly president.

Robbins Geller makes new bid for Wal-Mart investigations docs

27 January 2016

The San Diego-based law firm is accusing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission of failing to conduct a proper review before denying a Freedom of Information Act request for documents relating to foreign bribery investigations into Wal-Mart.

Plaintiffs see plot in Wal-Mart's switch from 'one renowned law firm to another'

03 December 2015

Attorneys for a Michigan pension fund accuse the global retailer of trying delay discovery in an FCPA-related securities class action by bringing in a new legal team - that now says it needs to start over reviewing documents.

Report: Walmart FCPA probe uncovers possible bribes in Brazil

30 November 2015

The Wall Street Journal had previously reported that federal prosecutors didn't find major offenses in Mexico.

Greenberg Traurig grows New York FCPA practice

18 November 2015

Obiamaka Madubuko left her role as co-chair of McDermott Will & Emery’s former FCPA and international anti-corruption group.

Wal-Mart shareholders seek class certification in foreign bribery-related case

09 November 2015

The move comes in a case believed to be among the first few Foreign Corrupt Practices Act-related putative class-action lawsuits that have reached this stage of litigation.

Report: Wal-Mart bribery settlement likely to be smaller than expected

19 October 2015

In an exclusive report, the Wall Street Journal has cited people familiar with an investigation into allegations of bribery at the U.S. retail giant who say that the costly probe has yielded few signs of major misconduct.

Fighting to Withhold Foreign Bribery-Related Documents, Wal-Mart Seeks Protective Order

10 September 2015

The retailer has asked a federal judge to prevent shareholders litigating a class action lawsuit from accessing internal Wal-Mart documents that the Securities and Exchange Commission has.

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