Texas Man Charged with Conspiring to Provide Material Support to ISIS

Dallas, Texas - A federal grand jury in Dallas has indicted a U.S. citizen for traveling to Syria and conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization.

Justice Department Requires Structural Relief to Resolve Antitrust Concerns in Nexstar’s Merger with Tribune

Washington, DC - The Department of Justice announced Wednesday that it will require Nexstar Media Group Inc. and Tribune Media Company to divest broadcast television stations in thirteen markets as a condition of resolving a challenge to the proposed $6.4 billion merger between Nexstar and Tribune.

Additional Defendants in Student Debt Relief Schemes Agree to Settle FTC Charges

Washington, DC - Additional defendants involved with student loan debt relief schemes have been permanently banned from selling debt relief services pursuant to settlements with the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC alleged that they tricked consumers into paying illegal upfront fees in hopes of reducing or eliminating their student loan debt.

Justice Department Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against Produce Distributor

Washington, DC - The Department of Justice Wednesday announced that it reached a settlement agreement with Pete Pappas and Sons Inc. (Pappas and Sons), a produce distribution company located in Jessup, Maryland. The settlement resolves claims that Pappas and Sons violated the antidiscrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) by unlawfully requesting specific work authorization documents from non-U.S. citizens based on their citizenship or immigration status.

FDA issues draft guidance regarding clinical trial design for newborns

Washington, DC - Wednesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the draft guidance, General Clinical Pharmacology Considerations for Neonatal Studies for Drugs and Biological Products. The neonatal period is defined as the day of birth plus 27 days for full-term infants and as the day of birth through the expected date of delivery plus 27 days for preterm infants.