Justice Department Comments on Settlement in Private “No-Poach” Class Action That Allows Government to Enforce Injunction Against Duke University

On Sept. 25, 2019, a federal district court in North Carolina entered a unique final judgment in a private no-poach class action that approves the parties’ settlement agreement and allows the United States to enforce the injunctive relief and compliance provisions of the settlement agreement. The settlement followed the Justice Department’s successful intervention in the … Read moreJustice Department Comments on Settlement in Private “No-Poach” Class Action That Allows Government to Enforce Injunction Against Duke University

Former St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Undercover Officer Believed to Be Protestor

Randy Hays, 32, a former police officer with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD) pleaded guilty today in federal court in the Eastern District of Missouri to one count of using unreasonable and excessive force against a fellow SLMPD police officer, who was believed to be a protestor while the officer was working undercover … Read moreFormer St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Undercover Officer Believed to Be Protestor

Two Former Owners of Binary Options Company and 13 Other Individuals Charged In $140 Million Fraud Scheme

Fifteen individuals, including two former company owners, were charged in a superseding indictment unsealed today for their alleged participation in a scheme to defraud investors in the United States and worldwide by fraudulently marketing approximately $140 million in financial instruments known as “binary options,” announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s … Read moreTwo Former Owners of Binary Options Company and 13 Other Individuals Charged In $140 Million Fraud Scheme

Mississippi Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Returns

A Macon, Mississippi, tax return preparer pleaded guilty yesterday to aiding and assisting in the preparation and filing of a false tax return, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst of the Southern District of Mississippi. Please follow and like us:

Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen Delivers Remarks at Wake Forest School of Law

Good morning. Thank you Matt Martin for your kind introduction and for your leadership in the Middle District of North Carolina. We have a really incredible group of US Attorney’s across the nation, including Matt. I also want to thank Dean Aiken and the Wake Forest School of Law for hosting this important discussion about … Read moreDeputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen Delivers Remarks at Wake Forest School of Law

Justice Department Welcomes Arkansas Joining T-Mobile/Sprint Settlement

The Department of Justice announced today that it has filed an amended complaint that adds Arkansas as a plaintiff in the suit and proposed settlement relating to the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. Arkansas joins Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma and South Dakota in the settlement, which is designed to launch Dish … Read moreJustice Department Welcomes Arkansas Joining T-Mobile/Sprint Settlement

Settlement Reached With Dow Chemical Co. to Restore Natural Resources in Three Mid-Michigan Counties

Under a proposed settlement announced today by the United States, the State of Michigan and the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan, The Dow Chemical Company will implement and fund an estimated $77 million in natural resource restoration projects intended to compensate the public for injuries to natural resources caused by the release of hazardous … Read moreSettlement Reached With Dow Chemical Co. to Restore Natural Resources in Three Mid-Michigan Counties

Justice Department Requires Divestitures in Order for BB&T and SunTrust to Proceed with Merger

The Department of Justice announced today that BB&T Corporation (BB&T) and SunTrust Banks Inc. (SunTrust) have agreed to divest 28 branches across North Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia with approximately $2.3 billion in deposits to resolve antitrust concerns arising from BB&T’s proposed merger with SunTrust. The divestiture constitutes the largest divestiture in a bank merger in … Read moreJustice Department Requires Divestitures in Order for BB&T and SunTrust to Proceed with Merger

US hikes H1B application fee by $10 as part of revised selection process

The United States has announced the increase of H-1B work visa application fee by USD 10 as part of its revised selection process. This non-refundable fee will support the new electronic registration system to make the H-1B cap selection process more efficient for both petitioners and the federal agency, said the US Citizenship and Immigration … Read moreUS hikes H1B application fee by $10 as part of revised selection process

High denial rates of H1B petitions for Indians under Trump admin: US think tank

As a result of more restrictive Trump administration policies, rejection rates for H-1B petitions have increased significantly, with the highest denial rate among major Indian IT companies, according to an American-based think tank. Denial rates for H-1B petitions have increased significantly, rising from six per cent in FY 2015 to 24 per cent through the … Read moreHigh denial rates of H1B petitions for Indians under Trump admin: US think tank

US increases H1B application fee by USD 10

The United States has announced the increase of H-1B work visa application fee by USD 10 as part of its revised selection process. This non-refundable fee will support the new electronic registration system to make the H-1B cap selection process more efficient for both petitioners and the federal agency, said the US Citizenship and Immigration … Read moreUS increases H1B application fee by USD 10

WhatsApp can’t start payments biz, RBI tells SC

As WhatsApp battles the Israeli spygate (Pegasus) controversy in India, the Reserve Bank of India has told the Supreme Court that the messaging platform, owned by Facebook, is non-compliant with data localisation norms and that it has directed National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to not allow a full-scale launch of a payments business by … Read moreWhatsApp can’t start payments biz, RBI tells SC

US mandates $10 non-refundable fee for each H-1B registration

The United States on Thursday announced a final rule that will require a $10 non-refundable fee for each H-1B registration submitted by petitioning employers. The registration fee is part of an agency-wide effort to modernize and more efficiently process applications to live or work in the United States. The H-1B program allows companies in the … Read moreUS mandates $10 non-refundable fee for each H-1B registration

Trump’s Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

On November 11, Chad Wolf, acting Under Secretary for Strategy, Policy and Plans at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and former Chief of Staff for Kirstjen Nielsen who served for two years as DHS Secretary, will replace Kevin McAleenan as Secretary for DHS. As his reason for resigning, McAleenan said he wanted to spend … Read moreTrump’s Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Pete Visclosky To Retire After 35 Years in Congress

U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky (IN-1) announced on Wednesday he will not seek re-election in 2020. After more than three decades in Congress, Pete is retiring! Born in Gary, Indiana and a graduate of Andrean High School, Indiana University Northwest and Notre Dame Law, Pete is a northwest Indiana native son who has been in office … Read morePete Visclosky To Retire After 35 Years in Congress

Vets May Wonder if their Service Was in Vain: Open Borders, Illegal Alien Entitlements Undermine Sacrifices

Of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II, about 389,000 veterans are still living, a remarkable total given that most are in their 90s or older. Among our veterans also are approximately 3.5 million Korean War vets, 610,000 Vietnam War and  hundreds of thousands more from the Gulf Wars and other conflicts. … Read moreVets May Wonder if their Service Was in Vain: Open Borders, Illegal Alien Entitlements Undermine Sacrifices

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determination on Ceramic Tile from China

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determination on Ceramic Tile from China KCPullen@doc.gov Thu, 11/07/2019 – 17:28 Trade enforcement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, November 7, 2019 Office of Public Affairs (202) 482-4883 publicaffairs@doc.gov Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced its affirmative preliminary determination in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of imports … Read moreU.S. Department of Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determination on Ceramic Tile from China

Cameron’s Failures in War Highlight the Decline in British Leadership, by Patrick Cockburn

Critics lament the disintegration of the British political establishment under the impact of repeated shocks from the Brexit earthquake. Competent politicians and experienced civil servants head for the exit or are evicted to make way for more ideologically acceptable successors. Whatever one thought of the members of Theresa May’s final cabinet they were better than… … Read moreCameron’s Failures in War Highlight the Decline in British Leadership, by Patrick Cockburn

Only Donald Trump Can Save American Democracy and Only with Our Support, by Paul Craig Roberts

Now that the “quid pro quo gate” hoax has collapsed, like the Russiagate hoax, the presstitutes are inventing a new quid pro quo hoax. It wasn’t money that Trump dangled before the Ukrainian president in exchange for an investigation of Ukraine’s contribution to the Russiagate hoax. It was a presidential visit to Ukraine. I listened… … Read moreOnly Donald Trump Can Save American Democracy and Only with Our Support, by Paul Craig Roberts

The Birth of Eurasia, by Godfree Roberts

Eurasia has most of the world’s wealth, resources, and population — yet there is very low economic connectivity. A Sino-Russian partnership can collectively create a gravitational pull that allows them to capture the geoeconomic levers of power by creating an alternative to the Western-centric model. This entails developing new global value chains that captures the… … Read moreThe Birth of Eurasia, by Godfree Roberts

Will ‘Sexist’ White Males Derail Warren?, by Pat Buchanan

After celebrating Tuesday’s takeover of Virginia’s legislature and the Kentucky governorship, the liberal establishment appears poised to crush its biggest threat: the surging candidacy of Elizabeth Warren. From the tempo and tenor of the attacks, establishment fears of Warren’s success are real — and understandably so. Two Wednesday polls show Warren running even with Joe… … Read moreWill ‘Sexist’ White Males Derail Warren?, by Pat Buchanan