Be Careful What You Wish For: How Deferred and Non-Prosecution Agreements Can Be Used in Civil Litigation

January 10, 2012  |  Bloomberg Securities Law Report

Criminal investigations of companies are commonly resolved through deferred prosecution or non-prosecution agreements which allow companies to avoid indictment and trial but impose a number of burdens, including a binding admission of wrongdoing. This article reviews the current use and impact of these agreements in parallel civil litigation.

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