May 5, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in Robers v. United States that the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act (MVRA) requires restitution calculation based upon the property a lender loses, not upon the collateral the lender receives. In 2005, petitioner Benjamin Robers submitted fraudulent ...[read more]
May 2, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday announced a settlement with eBay in a lawsuit accusing the company of making deals with Intuit not to recruit each others' employees. The deal between the two parties bars the company from engaging in any type of non-compete agreements with other ...[read more]
April 23, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Wednesday in Paroline v. United States that a victim of child pornography may be entitled to restitution under 18 USC 2259 but only to the extent the defendant's offense proximately caused the victim's losses. Doyle Paroline was convicted of possessing child por... ...[read more]
February 26, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday in Robers v. United States. The case addresses the issue of whether a defendant who owes restitution for a fraudulently obtained loan returns a portion of the loan money by giving the lenders the collateral property that secures the money. ...[read more]
January 23, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in two cases. In Paroline v. United States, the court is considering whether a causal relationship must exist under 18 USC 2259 between a defendant's conduct and the victim's harm in order for the victim to recover restitution. Doyle Paroli... ...[read more]
February 25, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On February 25, 2008, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee objecting to a Tennessee state law that required convicted felons to pay outstanding financial obligations, including restitution and child ...[read more]
October 6, 2012
by Max Slater
The US District Court for the Western District of Texas on Friday sentenced the ex-superintendent of the El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) to three and a half years in prison for manipulating state standardized test scores by removing low-performing students from classrooms. Judge David ...[read more]
August 14, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
A judge for the US District Court Eastern District of Virginia on Monday sentenced a convicted Somali pirate negotiator to a dozen life sentences. Judge Robert Doumar sentenced Mohammad Shibin to serve 10 concurrent life sentences, two consecutive life sentences and two 20-year sentences, and ...[read more]
June 26, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The Bahrain government on Tuesday announced that it would pay $2.6 million in restitution to the families of protesters killed in pro-democracy protests last year. The government said that the compensation was to comply with the recommendations of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry ( ...[read more]
January 3, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On January 3, 2006, prominent Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy, tax evasion and mail fraud related to the 2000 purchase of SunCruz Casinos by Abramoff and his business partners. In March 2006, a federal judge in Florida sentenced Abramoff to five years and ...[read more]

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