Legal Report Resources March 2017
Whistleblowers. Former U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper released new training curriculum on whistleblower rights for all federal employees and contractors with access to classified information.
Corruption. The U.K. House of Commons is considering legislation that would allow law enforcement agencies to force suspected criminals to prove the source of their wealth. Under the Criminal Finances Bill, a court can issue an Unexplained Wealth Order that requires an individual or organization suspected of direct involvement in—or association with—serious criminality to explain the origin of their assets.
Firearms. Ohio Governor John Kasich signed a bill into law that allows licensed gun owners to carry concealed weapons on college campuses. The law (formerly Am. Sub. H.B. No. 48) allows the board of trustees at Ohio's public universities to allow concealed-carry on campus and removes a state ban on carrying concealed weapons in public areas of airports and daycare centers.
Firearms. A California law wrongly required a technology that gun manufacturers could not produce, a state appeals court ruled, hindering efforts to require bullet casings be microstamped to link them to the gun they were fired with.
Money laundering. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) fined Credit Suisse Securities LLC $16.5 million for anti-money laundering (AML) and supervisory violations.
Cybersecurity. The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology issued cybersecurity guidance that approaches system security as a design problem. The guidance, Systems Security Engineering Considerations for a Multidisciplinary Approach in the Engineering of Trustworthy Secure Systems, aims to make digital infrastructure as trustworthy as airplanes or bridges.
Fraud. A former accounting manager at Cargill, the largest privately held corporation in the United States, pleaded guilty to stealing at least $3.1 million over 10 years and causing at least $25 million in losses.
Negligence. The engineer at the controls of a New York commuter train that derailed in 2013, killing four people and injuring 62, filed suit against the railroad alleging negligence for failing to install an automatic braking system (ABS).
Sexual Assault. Women are suing Kansas State University, claiming it violated gender equity law Title IX by refusing to investigate their reports of being raped at fraternities.