1. JD Supra Morning Brief: Laundering Drug Money, Reducing Child Labor, Revising the Tax Code, Jumpstarting the Farm Bill

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    Senator Charles Grassley thinks that HSBC deserves more than a civil fine that is a “spit in the ocean” compared to what the bank made off of the illegal transactions (Bloomberg Law

    A must for every multinational’s HR workbench: the Department of Labor toolkit for reducing child labor and forced labor (Fisher & Phillips

    The EEOC’s strategic enforcement plan has been approved (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

    Congress appears to be committed to overhauling the Internal Revenue Code, or as we like to call it, IRS Form 3.8 billion (words) (Morvillo Abramowitz

    A $1.3 million verdict against Lucasfilm was overturned because the judge in the case didn’t get the jury instructions right (Orrick

    The farm bill is stalled in the lame duck congress. Will Fiscal Cliff negotiations put it back on track? (Varnum

    US-listed companies with operations in China are facing a cliff of their own this year (Pillsbury

    Hey Squidward, guess what? The mobile game SpongeBob Diner Dash is accused of collecting personal information about children in violation of federal law (Mintz Levin

    The University of Toledo lawfully terminated the interim Associate Vice President for Human Resources after she wrote an op-ed column arguing that homosexuals choose to be gay (FordHarrison

    Did James Cameron rip off Bats and Butterflies when he wrote and directed Avatar? Not in this world (Downs Rachlin Martin

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