People injured on Vortex ride at 2013 NC State Fair settle with ride operators

Article originally published on Charlotte Observer by Anne Blythe RALEIGH- Four people injured on the Vortex ride at the N.C. State Fair in 2013 have agreed to settle all but one claim in a civil lawsuit against operators and owners of the ride. Though the details of the settlement were undisclosed, a memorandum submitted to a…

Weekly Industry News – Anti-Corruption / FCPA & International Trade

Anti-Corruption/ FCPA and International Trade – NSW calls for new anti-corruption laws, Anti-corruption a boon to China’s economy,  and more.    Top China planning official admits bribes from Toyota JV and others  by Richard L. Cassin published on The FCPA Blog  A former top official in China’s powerful central planning agency confessed in court Wednesday to taking…

After a slow start, generic pharmaceutical companies now accelerate their use of inter partes review patent challenges

Expert article by Joseph E. Cwik on April 29, 2014. Originally published on Healthcare Law Insights, reposted with the permission of Joseph E. Cwik. When inter partes review actions first became available in 2012, no generic pharma companies availed themselves to this litigation tool. Not until 2013 did a generic pharma company first seek inter…

Argentine Authorities React to a New FCPA Case

Expert article by Pedro Serrano Espelta and Gustavo Luis Morales Oliver. Originally published on marval.com.ar in June 2013. Republished with the permission of Pedro Serrano Espelta. The suspension of the tax ID number is a new element in anti-corruption cases in Argentina and by itself could send a company out of business since a company…

The business case for inter partes review of patents by generic pharma

Expert article by Joseph E. Cwik on May 27, 2014. Originally published on Healthcare Law Insights, reposted with the permission of Joseph E. Cwik. Several parts of the America Invents Act (the “AIA”) became law on Sept. 16, 2012, sparking some of the most meaningful changes to patent law seen in decades. One hot provision…

Corruption, Regime Change & Risk

Expert Guest Entry by Richard Bistrong, Originally Published on http://www.richardbistrong.com   Recently, I have been reading and blogging on a number of different papers, guides and articles that deal with the challenges of foreign bribery and third party intermediaries. While each work has been interesting, compelling and relevant, there are some common elements that warrant further…

Richard Bistrong

Richard Bistrong spent much of his career as an international sales executive and currently blogs and speaks on FCPA, compliance and anti-bribery issues from that front line perspective at www.richardbistrong.com. Richard was the Vice President of International Sales for a large, publicly traded manufacturer of police and military equipment, which included residing and working in…

July Conference Materials are Now Available!

 July was a productive month for ACI’s conference attendees. At our events, decision makers had the chance to acquire top notch industry information; ranging from the latest trends, developments, hottest litigation cases to key insights from leading experts and more. You now have the opportunity to remain ahead of the curve too by accessing conference materials.…

HMI Industries Reaches Costly Settlement Agreement with U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission over Defective Floor Cleaners

Expert Guest Entry by Jonathan Secrest , Originally p[ublished on  roetzelcompliance.blogspot.com The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has published the terms of a settlement agreement reached with Ohio-based HMI Industries Inc. (HMI), over the company’s failure to properly inform the CPSC of defects with its Majestic 360 floor cleaners. HMI has agreed to pay a…

Recalls: How They are Impacting Class Actions; Litigation Strategy to Defeat Class Claims; Recall-Based Rule 23 Arguments; Mootness; and More

Complimentary Presentation from ACI’s 7th Annual Summit on Defending & Managing Automotive Product Liability Litigation Download the other 12 presentations available for this conference.   Presentation highlights: – Common Law and Regulatory Environment – Administrative Recalls – Post-Sale Duty to Warn – Duty to Recall or Retrofit – Court-Ordered Recalls – Admissibility of Recall Evidence – Relevance – Rule 402   ACI’s blog…