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International developments on modern slavery

by DLA Piper on

International developments on modern slavery - US Customs has seized four shipments seeking to enter the US this year. This follows developments early in 2016 when President Obama signed the Trade Facilitation and Trade...more

Court Upholds Partial Invalidation of SEC Conflict Minerals Rule

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On August 18, 2015, a divided panel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, in National Association of Manufacturers v. Securities and Exchange Commission (“NAM”), upheld its earlier ruling that held...more

Equine Insurance - Do I Need It?: Understanding the Benefits of Equine Liability Coverage for Your Equine Business Operation

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

It is no secret that horse ownership can be a risky business. Anyone that operates an equine-related business is aware of the significant cost, planning, and efforts required to provide a safe, successful, and enjoyable...more

Insights Newsletter - Spring 2015

In This Issue: - The Importance of Accredited Investors for Small Business Capital Formation - “All Appropriate Inquiries”: Update on the Environmental Due Diligence Standard - A Hunt for Justice Erodes...more

American Quarter Horse Association Rule Against Registration of Cloned Horses Found Not To Violate Sherman Act

A Matsushita “Quick Look” Analysis Demonstrates that While Plausible, No Evidence Supports An Actionable Conspiracy or Monopoly. Abraham & Veneklasen Joint Venture et al. v. Am. Quarter Horse Ass’n, 776 F.3d 321 (5th Cir....more

McAfee & Taft AgLINC - Fall 2013: Syndication: A viable option for ownership of breeding stock

by McAfee & Taft on

The syndication of stallions rose in popularity several years ago as a result of available tax benefits and the practical benefit of common ownership of a valuable animal used for breeding. While most of the tax benefits from...more

United States Supreme Court Victory for St. Louis-Based Monsanto

by Williams Venker & Sanders on

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a unanimous opinion, has held in favor of Monsanto on a patent infringement suit arising from the St. Louis-based company's Roundup Ready soybean seeds. Monsanto invented and patented a genetic...more

California Court of Appeal Recognizes That Wide Discretion Granted to a Board of Directors Under the Business Judgment Rule May Be...

In Scheenstra v. California Dairies, Inc., No. F062768, ___ Cal. Rptr. 3d ___, 2013 WL 363148 (Cal. App. 5th Dist. Jan. 30, 2013), the California Court of Appeal, Fifth District, affirmed the judgment of the California...more

“An Intentionally Tough Law”: Employment Rights Lost by “Responsibly Connected” Individuals When Their PACA-Licensed Companies...

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act of 1930 (“PACA”)1 is deservedly renowned for its provisions creating a statutory trust on sold perishable commodities, and the products and revenues thereof. See 7 U.S.C. §499e. The...more

Consequences of Late Payment in Commercial Transactions under the Turkish Commercial Code

by Burak Kepkep on

This article aims to summarize Article 1530 of the Turkish Commercial Code implementing Directive 2011/7/EC into Turkish commercial law and providing consequences of late payment in commercial transactions....more

The Hacienda Luisita Corporate Give-Away http://y.ahoo.it/wIxM92

by Rey Cartojano on

The Hacienda Luisita Corporate Give-Away http://y.ahoo.it/wIxM92 Atty. Elpidio V. Peria The Hacienda Luisita Corporate Give-Away: How The Supreme Court Tried to Dispense Social Justice While Condemning Landless Farmers to...more

General Partnership Agreements for Cattle Producers

by Cari Rincker on

This article discusses general partnership agreements for cattle producers....more

Starting a Virtual Winery

by Kenneth English on

SO WE HAVE DECIDED to start our own winery. Now a bunch of lawyers getting together for a common purpose, outside of the practice of law, never produces good results, e.g., Congress. However, we are confident that, as...more

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