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Entries in Shell v. Writt (2)

Monday
May182015

Texas high court: Shell FCPA report to DOJ is ‘absolutely privileged’ 

The Texas Supreme Court issued a long-anticipated opinion Friday in Shell Oil Co. v. Writt, holding that an internal investigation report Shell provided to the U.S. Department of Justice about potential FCPA violations is “absolutely privileged” in a defamation proceeding and cannot be used to form the basis of a defamation claim.

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Tuesday
Nov252014

‘Guns blazing’ defense of FCPA compliance from the Chamber of Commerce

Recently one of the most unlikely sources for praise of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) came out to inform us all that corporations are the cornerstone of FCPA compliance and enforcement. You may be surprised to find out it was the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. It came in the Chamber’s Amicus Curie filing in a case currently being considered by the Texas Supreme Court, Shell v. Writt, which is unusual because it is a state supreme court case, which touches on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

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