Gov't Intervention In A Private Civil Suit Can Benefit Defendant
It is well established that the U.S. government may intervene in a federal civil action when the government is engaged in an ongoing criminal investigation related to the civil matter. The government will intervene to protect the government’s interest in its criminal investigation, but this intervention also serves to benefit the company, at least in the short term.
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