Supreme Court Report: Dubin v. United States, 22-10

  Volume 30, Issue 2 This Report summarizes cases granted review on November 4 and 10, 2022 Case Granted Review: Dubin v. United States, 22-10 Dubin v. United States, 22-10. The federal aggravated identity theft statute makes it a crime “during and in relation to a” predicate felony to knowingly transfer, possess, or “use[], without…

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Supreme Court Report: Amgen Inc. v. Sanofi, 21-757

  Volume 30, Issue 2 This Report summarizes cases granted review on November 4 and 10, 2022 Case Granted Review: Amgen Inc. v. Sanofi, 21-757 Amgen Inc. v. Sanofi, 21-757. Section 112 of the Patent Act requires an inventor applying for a patent to provide a “written description of the invention, and of the manner…

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Supreme Court Report: Abitron Austria GmbH v. Hetronic Int’l, Inc., 21-1043

  Volume 30, Issue 2 This Report summarizes cases granted review on November 4 and 10, 2022 Case Granted Review: Abitron Austria GmbH v. Hetronic Int’l, Inc., 21-1043 Abitron Austria GmbH v. Hetronic Int’l, Inc., 21-1043. The question presented is “[w]hether the court of appeals erred in applying the Lanham Act extraterritorially to petitioners’ foreign…

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Supreme Court Report: Arizona v. Navajo Nation, 21-1484; Dep’t of Interior v. Navajo Nation, 22-51

  Volume 30, Issue 2 This Report summarizes cases granted review on November 4 and 10, 2022 Case Granted Review: Arizona v. Navajo Nation, 21-1484; Dep’t of Interior v. Navajo Nation, 22-51 Arizona v. Navajo Nation, 21-1484; Dep’t of Interior v. Navajo Nation, 22-51. The Court previously entered a decree in an original jurisdiction action,…

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Center for Ethics and Public Integrity Newsletter: November 2022

This compendium of news reports about corruption and ethics issues is brought to you by the Center for Ethics and Public Integrity (CEPI). Neither the National Association of Attorneys General nor the National Attorneys General Training & Research Institute expresses a view as to the accuracy of news accounts, nor as to the position expounded…

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Attorney General Consumer Protection News: October 2022

Multistate Actions Led by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, a bipartisan coalition of 35 attorneys general filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals supporting Oklahoma’s laws that regulate pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). Oklahoma’s laws are being challenged, on ERISA preemption grounds, in the latest lawsuit filed by the PBM industry’s national lobbying association,…

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Chief of the Month: Christina Moylan, Assistant Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division, Maine Attorney General’s Office

I have been in the Maine Attorney General’s Office for 28 years, the last 22 in the Consumer Protection Division working primarily on charities and antitrust enforcement. I became Division Chief in April this year, upon the retirement of our longtime chief, Linda Conti, known and respected by many of you. We have a small…

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Common-Interest Doctrine and Attorney-Client Privilege for Public Attorneys Confirmed by Minnesota Supreme Court in Energy Policy Advocates v. Ellison

In a case of high importance to state attorneys general and other government agencies, the Minnesota Supreme Court last month issued its decision in Energy Policy Advocates. v. Ellison, recognizing the “common interest” doctrine and confirming application of attorney-client privilege within government agencies. –N.W.2d —-, 2022 WL 4488489 (Minn. Sept. 28, 2022). The decision adds…

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Federal Agency and Other Consumer Protection News: October 2022

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) entered into a consent order with Choice Money Transfer doing business as Small World Money Transfer for alleged multiple violations of the Remittance Transfer Rule and the Electronic Fund Transfer Act. The CFPB alleged the company did not accurately disclose prepayment information to remittance senders,…

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Supreme Court Report: Turkiye Halk Bankasi A.S. v. United States, 21-1450

Volume 30, Issue 1 This Report summarizes cases granted review on October 3, 2022 Case Granted Review: Turkiye Halk Bankasi A.S. v. United States, 21-1450 Turkiye Halk Bankasi A.S. v. United States, 21-1450. At issue is “[w]hether U.S. district courts may exercise subject-matter jurisdiction over criminal prosecutions against foreign sovereigns and their instrumentalities under 18…

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