Courts Push Back Against Government Deals With Companies

November 5, 2013  |  New York Law Journal

In several high-profile cases, federal district court judges have asserted broad authority to review the substance of agreements between government enforcement authorities and corporations to resolve investigations of alleged misconduct. This article examines this trend, reflected in decisions in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York involving financial institutions, and in a recent decision in the District of Massachusetts which rejected proffered guilty pleas by two non-financial companies.

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