United States Seizes Oil Tanker Used to Violate Sanctions Against North Korea


CITY OF WASHINGTON (July 30, 2021)-- A New York federal court today entered a judgment of forfeiture regarding the M/T Courageous, a 2,734-ton oil-products tanker used to make illicit deliveries of petroleum products through ship-to-ship transfers with vessels flagged in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea) and…

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland’s Statement on Aon and Willis Towers Watson Decision to Terminate Merger Agreement


CITY OF WASHINGTON (July 26, 2021)---Attorney General Merrick B. Garland today released the following statement on Aon plc’s and Willis Towers Watson’s announcement that the firms agreed to terminate their planned $30 billion merger. The Department of Justice filed a civil antitrust lawsuit on June 16, 2021, to stop the merger,…

Former Alabama Correctional Supervisor Convicted for Allowing Inmate Abuse


CITY OF WASHINGTON (July 26, 2021)---after a three-day trial, a federal jury convicted former Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) shift commander Willie Burks, 42, of failing to stop an officer under his command from assaulting an inmate at ADOC’s Elmore Correctional Facility. The evidence at trial established that when Burks…

Texas Supreme Court may decide next plot twist in the Democratic walkout, and the fate of 2,100 state employees


Texas (July 21, 2021)---The state’s highest civil court has been asked to decide if Gov. Greg Abbott has the power to cut off funding for legislative staff, a move Abbott hoped would keep Democratic lawmakers from leaving the state and shutting down a special legislative session. The Texas legislature is…

EEG Testing and Private Investment Companies Pay $15.3 Million to Resolve Kickback and False Billing Allegations


TEXAS (July 21, 2021)---Two Texas companies have agreed to pay a combined $15.3 million to resolve allegations of kickbacks and other misconduct resulting in the submission of false claims to federal health care programs. According to the settlement, Alliance Family of Companies LLC (Alliance), a national electroencephalography (EEG) testing company…

President Biden Announces Jonathan Kanter for Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust


CITY OF WASHINGTON (July 20, 21) – Today, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Jonathan Kanter for Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division at the Department of Justice. Jonathan Kanter, Nominee for Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice Jonathan Kanter is a distinguished antitrust lawyer…