James Nichols

James Nichols

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

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Hart-Scott-Rodino Premerger Reporting Thresholds Increase

On January 26, the Federal Trade Commission published the annual adjustment of the thresholds that trigger premerger reporting obligations (and the mandatory waiting period) under the Hart-Scott Rodino (HSR) Act. The new...more

2/5/2016 - Filing Fees FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Interlocking Directorate Pre-Merger Filing Requirements Size of Persons Test Size of Transaction Test The Clayton Act

The Demise of Disclosure-Only Settlements?

On January 22, 2016, the Delaware Court of Chancery, in an opinion of Chancellor Bouchard, rejected a proposed disclosure-only settlement in the context of M&A litigation that offered no new helpful information to the...more

1/29/2016 - Disclosure-Based Settlements Shareholder Litigation Target Company Trulia Zillow

Supreme Court Rejects Tribe’s Equitable Tolling Argument in Contract Support Litigation

On January 25, 2016, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. United States, rejecting an argument that equitable tolling preserves some claims against the United States for failure to pay...more

1/27/2016 - Class Action Equitable Tolling Federal Funding Tribal Governments

U.S. Supreme Court Reaffirms the Doctrine of Tribal Sovereign Immunity in Bay Mills Decision

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision, highly anticipated by Indian tribes and Indian law practitioners, in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community, et al. In a 5-4 split, the Court reaffirmed the doctrine of...more

5/29/2014 - Casinos Indian Gaming Michigan v Bay Mills Indian Cmty SCOTUS Sovereign Immunity Tribal Governments Tribal Lands

Hart-Scott-Rodino Reporting Thresholds Raised

On January 17, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission announced the annual adjustment to the thresholds that trigger reporting obligations under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR Act). Like eight of the past nine annual adjustments,...more

1/22/2014 - Acquisitions Bazaarvoice Inc DOJ FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Mergers Reporting Requirements Transactional Attorneys

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