Public Policy

Resolution To Make Mueller Report Public Blocked In Senate

A resolution calling for the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller’s election interference probe to be made public stalled in the U.S. Senate on Thursday after passing the House of Representatives earlier in the day without opposition…

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Russian Telecom Settles FCPA Claims For $850M

ussian telecommunications group Mobile TeleSystems PJSC and a subsidiary agreed to pay $850 million related to U.S. authorities’ allegations that the company bribed an Uzbek official to win $2.4 billion worth of business, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced Wednesday…

This piece was co-authored with Rachel Graf. Read it in its entirety at Law360.

Cutting High-Speed Rail Funds ‘Indefensible,’ Calif. Says

The California High-Speed Rail Authority on Monday criticized a U.S. Department of Transportation plan to cut nearly $1 billion in federal funding for a major infrastructure project in the state, calling the move “legally indefensible” and economically harmful…

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AG Barr Won’t Recuse Himself From Mueller Probe

Ethics officials at the U.S. Department of Justice have cleared Attorney General William Barr to oversee the probe being conducted by special counsel Robert Mueller, according to a Monday statement, despite concerns about Barr’s possible bias against the investigation…

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GE, Tepco Dodge Sailors’ $1B Fukushima Radiation Suit

Tokyo Electric Power Co. and General Electric Co. on Monday dodged a $1 billion lawsuit by U.S. sailors over radiation injuries they allegedly suffered during their response to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, after a California federal judge agreed the suit belonged in Japanese, not U.S., courts…

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