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Konczal: Dodd-Frank Reforms Get Roughed Up in Court
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Monumental US$15.1 billion acquisition results in the largest foreign acquisition by a Chinese company to date.
On December 7, the Canadian government approved the acquisition of Calgary, Alberta–based petroleum company...more
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice recently held a workshop to discuss the effects of patent assertion entities (PAEs) on innovation and competition....more
In This Issue:
- I. September 27, 2012 - Mississippi Certificate of Need Meeting
- II. Certificate of Need Program Report – Filings/Reports Since August 2012 CON Meeting
- Excerpt from II. Certificate of Need...more
Originally published in Law360, New York (September 27, 2012, 2:13 PM ET)
California’s attorney general has recently launched a broad investigation into whether increasing consolidation among hospitals and physician...more
On August 27, 2012 the American Chamber of Commerce, Beijing, hosted a luncheon meeting where Ms. Li Qing, Deputy Director, National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”) Price Supervision and Anti-Monopoly Bureau, and...more
In This Issue:
- Noncompete Not Aimed At Protection Of Goodwill Does Not Qualify For Sale Of Business Exception
- Federal Agencies Issue Cautionary Guidance Regarding Confidentiality Of Employment...more
In California, non-compete agreements are generally unenforceable pursuant to Business and Professions Code § 16600, which provides "[E]xcept as provided in this chapter, every contract by which anyone is restrained from...more
Originally published in Federal Contracts Report, 98 FCR 210 on 08/14/2012.
The mid-90s were a watershed for the federal procurement system. The Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 (FASA) and the Clinger-Cohen...more
Exotic dancer slips and falls, negligent handling of human remains and the usual neat contracts cases -- all this and more in the BLG Monthly Update for August!...more
Unclaimed property compliance was once an area of law that received little attention. But compliance now is being pursued aggressively, resulting in unexpected and substantial liabilities for many companies. States are...more
On June 19, The U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) proposed a joint, largely standardized definition of “specially...more
In This Issue:
- CFPB Proposes Amendments to RESPA and TILA
- Defects in Chain of Title Must Be Raised Prior to Foreclosure
- Borrower May Sue Over Lender’s Failure To Contact Prior to Foreclosure, California...more
A reminder about the importance of pre-acquisition and post-completion corruption due diligence
Acquirers should be cautious to ensure that along with the assets of the acquired company, they are not also acquiring...more
In addition to the federal antitrust enforcement agencies, state attorneys general continue to take an active role in antitrust enforcement, especially in the health care industry. Last week, the Pennsylvania Attorney...more
IN THIS ISSUE:
- Industry Scorecard
Publishing: Although the case is civil rather than criminal, the U.S. Justice Department’s Antitrust Division (Division) launched a significant price-fixing lawsuit against...more
Originally published in Law360, New York (May 18, 2012, 4:38 PM ET)
Health care transactions present unique due diligence challenges. The buyer must evaluate the seller’s compliance policies and procedures, arrangements...more
In This Issue:
- Borrower May Sue after Three Years to Rescind Mortgage Loan, 4th Circuit Rules
- Mortgage Insurer Settles DOJ Discrimination Suit
-HUD Face-To-Face Meeting Rule Gets Expansive Reading from...more
One business wants to buy the assets of another business. Assume that the consent obtained to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information from the customers of the seller did not include consent to disclose...more
This is a review of a recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, which has implications for Canadian patent owners and assignees.
The case is Verdellen v. Monaghan Mushrooms Ltd.
The facts are that...more
This is Part II of Critical Real Estate Considerations in Health Care Transactions. Part I can be found here.
Real estate leases are critical components of health care operations and are often key considerations in...more
With M&A activity in the energy sector still buoyant, particularly in developing economies, the need for effective and risk sensitive diligence into potential bribery and corruption by target entities is becoming more...more
The European Commission recently launched an in-depth consultation designed to review the EU company law framework with an emphasis on developing it for the future in light of the current economic, social and political...more
The deadline for filing a 2011 Abandoned and Unclaimed Property Report with the Pennsylvania Treasury Department is April 16. Holders of unclaimed property can request a 30 or 60-day extension of the filing...more
E-Iure is a young, vibrant and expanding network of international law firms. established in 2003. Now, E-Iure comprises a network of law firms from all over the world. Meant to be a link between Europe and America, during the...more
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued an order on September 30, 2011 that conditionally approved the proposed merger of Duke Energy and Progress Energy, but stated that issues regarding competition must be resolved...more
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