Costa Rican Utility Takes $18M FCPA Challenge To High Court

Law360, New York (November 21, 2012, 6:50 PM EST) -- A Costa Rican state-owned utility urged the U.S. Supreme Court this month to force the Eleventh Circuit to hear its bid for $18 million in restitution following a $92 million Foreign Corrupt Practices Act settlement between Alcatel-Lucent SA and the U.S. government.

Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad argued that the Eleventh Circuit violated its rights under the Crime Victims' Rights Act in August when it denied Instituto's opportunity to appeal a Florida court's ruling that the utility lacked victim status in the FCPA case against Alcatel-Lucent....
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