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The Path To Restitution After Lagos

Law360 (July 6, 2018, 12:56 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Lagos v. United States, which significantly changes the legal landscape relating to restitution, may benefit defendants while changing how corporate victims approach internal investigations and referral to law enforcement.[1] In the past, assistant United States attorneys in various districts successfully obtained restitution orders through which defendants would reimburse their victims for costs the victims incurred investigating the crimes at issue by citing a particular provision of the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act, or MVRA.[2] Following Lagos, those days are over. Specifically, on May...
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