Matthew Baltay

Matthew Baltay

Foley Hoag LLP

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Delaware Court Issues Important Trados Decision Delineating Director Duties in Sale of Venture-Backed Company

The Delaware Chancery Court issued its long-awaited post-trial decision last month in In re Trados Incorporated Shareholder Litigation. In the decision, the court affirmed that directors designated by the venture capital...more

9/18/2013 - Business Judgment Rule Conflicts of Interest Directors Fiduciary Duty Investors Preferred Shares Sales Shareholder Litigation Trados Inc Venture Capital

Federal District Court Upholds the SEC's Conflict Minerals Rules

As we previously reported, in August 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted controversial rules requiring public companies to attempt to determine if they use any of four “conflict minerals” - tantalite,...more

7/30/2013 - Chamber of Commerce Conflict Mineral Rules First Amendment National Association of Manufacturers SEC

Federal Court Strikes Down SEC Resource Extraction Rule

On July 2, 2013, the United States District Court in Washington, D.C. invalidated Rule 13q-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 implementing the Dodd-Frank Act “resource extraction” provision requiring disclosure of...more

7/18/2013 - Dodd-Frank EDGAR Mining Oil & Gas Resource Extraction SEC Securities Exchange Act

Reading Tea Leaves After the Supreme Court’s Amgen Securities Litigation Decision

On February 27, 2013, the Supreme Court issued its ruling in Amgen Inc. v. Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Fund. In the decision, the Court held that plaintiffs in 10b-5 securities litigation need not prove...more

3/6/2013 - Amgen Inc. v Connecticut Retirement Plans Class Action Class Certification Fraud Fraud-on-the-Market SCOTUS SEC

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