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John Kapoor’s fate continues to rest in the hands of jurors in the District of Massachusetts. On April 5, 2019, both the United States and defense counsel concluded their closing arguments in USA v. Babich et. al., No. 1:16-cr-10343, a case where the Government alleged that Kapoor, the founder and former Chairman of the Board of Insys Therapeutics, was instrumental in Insys’ scheme to bribe doctors to overprescribe Subsys, an under-the-tongue fentanyl-based painkiller approximately 100…
On January 28, 2019, the Department of Justice announced that a 13-count indictment against Chinese telecommunications conglomerate Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and various affiliated parties was unsealed earlier that day.  Huawei is charged with bank fraud, wire fraud, violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, obstruction of justice, and various related conspiracy charges. All charges in the indictment stem from Huawei’s alleged long-standing ploy to deceive financial institutions and the U.S. Government with respect…
On January 29, 2019, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) ruled in Yee v. Mass. State Police that an employer’s denial of an employee’s request for a lateral transfer that would have no impact on the employee’s base pay or benefits may constitute an adverse employment action under Massachusetts’ anti-discrimination statute, G.L. c. 151B (“Chapter 151B”). The SJC’s decision expands the scope of employment actions that may be actionable under Chapter 151B. The Yee decision arose from a dispute…