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October 1, 2018

In the News Today – October 1, 2018

DOJ Official: Department and Business Should Be “Partners, Not Adversaries”: At a recent conference organized by Global Investigations Review, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Matthew Miner said that “public institutions and our country are stronger” when businesses and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) work together. A defense attorney who attended the event said the speech seemed “more carrot and less stick” with regards to enforcement, which “reflects a continued refinement of the corporate enforcement policy” by the DOJ. (Law360)

“Dismissing FCA Cases: The Granston Memo In Action”: Attorneys at the Alston & Bird law firm discuss the impact of the DOJ’s Granston Memo on the government’s enforcement of the False Claims Act. (Law360)

DOJ Objects to Bankruptcy Trust Appointment: DOJ officials filed an objection to the appointment of a trustee to the Duro Dyne asbestos bankruptcy trust, saying that the appointee had potential conflicts of interest stemming from relationships with plaintiffs’ attorneys in asbestos litigation. (Legal Newsline)

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