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Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe late Friday night, roughly a day before McCabe was set to retire, because he said an internal report found the longtime Trump target made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor under oath multiple times.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s unusual decision to name a private equity firm as a defendant in a False Claims Act suit against one of the firm’s portfolio companies is an issue all private equity firms should be aware of, although the alleged circumstances of the case may mean similar complaints will be few and far between, attorneys say.
The U.S. Department of Commerce released on Friday the procedures that U.S. importers must follow to exempt specific products from the Trump administration’s impending tariffs on steel and aluminum, a move that came as companies and governments continued to lobby feverishly to scale back the duties.
Monument Peak Ventures LLC, a Texas subsidiary of Dominion Harbor Enterprises that claims to own more than 1,000 Kodak patents, sued drone-maker DJI Technology Inc. and camera manufacturer Hasselblad Inc. Friday in California federal court, accusing them of refusing to correctly license imaging patents used in their products.
A jailhouse-rape suit lodged against Reza Zarrab, the famed Turkish-Iranian trader who admitted to participating in a sanctions-evasion scheme benefiting the Iranian government, is fiction, Zarrab's lawyer said Friday.