AG Sessions vs. cy pres awards

Reported this afternoon in the National Law Journal:

“In a June 5 memo sent to all Justice Department component heads and U.S. attorneys, Sessions said DOJ attorneys may no longer enter settlement agreements on behalf of the nation that direct or provide ‘for a payment or loan to any non-governmental person or entity that is not a party to the dispute.’ That includes civil litigation settlements, plea agreements and other agreements in which DOJ defers or declines prosecution in criminal matters.”

Huffington post reaction here.

Chamber of Commerce reaction here.



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