An Overview of the 2014 Class Action Survey
Update on Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code and Delaware Bankruptcy Court’s Decision in the Fisker Automotive Holdings Inc. Bankruptcy Case
Only in DC: Ethics Rule Permits Non-lawyers to Own Law Firms
What do creditors need to know about litigation in state court and bankruptcy court?
The M&A Word of the Day™ from the Book of Jargon® – Global Mergers & Acquisitions Is Poison Pill
Can business partner disputes be defused? Can a client avoid expensive litigation?
The M&A Word of the Day® from the Book of Jargon® – Global Mergers & Acquisitions Is Best Efforts
What you need to know about Canada's new Anti-Spam Law (CASL)
Lamson Comments on Volcker Rule
Which types of employers are more susceptible to get sued?
The M&A Word of the Day™ from the Book of Jargon® – Global Mergers & Acquisitions Is Inversion
How to Avoid Corruption Risks in China
Dealmaker's Dish: Corporate Dealmaker Update
The 2013 Amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law
The Building Blocks of a Technology Deal
How can business owners manage legal risks?
What is at will employment law?
Lease Negotiations – Interview with Jeff Moerdler, Member, Mintz Levin
Data Center Networks – Interview with Jeff Moerdler, Member, Mintz Levin
Structuring an MLP Finance
In a case involving fair valuation of structured notes, the SEC signaled that when investment company fund boards delegate the responsibility to fair value portfolio securities, they must provide “meaningful substantive...more
In the quest to compete and survive, small businesses should embrace all opportunities for revenue growth available to them. One of the largest potential customers in the world is the US Government. Small businesses have a...more
Most employment agreements in California are for at-will employment. This means that the employer can terminate the employee at any time, with or without cause, so long as termination is not for a reason otherwise unlawful...more
A recent decision by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a nurse’s claim for unpaid wages attributed to working during unpaid meal breaks, did not violate the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). White v. Baptist...more
A recent article on the Practical Law website, identified major horizon issues for General Counsel. We highlight a selected sample of these issues by subject area below:
Commercial: Green Guides
The FTC issues revised...more
Over the past several months, plaintiffs' lawyers have stepped up attacks on executive compensation disclosures in proxy statements. Although to date most of these attacks have been unsuccessful, the number of case filings is...more
California takes citizen privacy rights seriously.
That’s the unmistakable message communicated by a recent announcement that the Office of the Attorney General of California is creating a Privacy Enforcement and...more
The SEC Enforcement Division’s Asset Management Unit has brought some substantial cases over the last year, including a number arising out of its Aberrational Performance Inquiry. Another focus for the unit has been...more
California has been a haven for plaintiffs’ attorneys suing for ADA (American With Disabilities Act) violations because of existing law that provided up to $4000 in statutory damages, along with attorneys fees for every...more
Over two years ago, Congress enacted Section 951 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which requires public companies to conduct an advisory shareholder vote on the company’s executive compensation plan – the so-called “say-on-pay vote.”...more
On August 28, 2012, the Delaware Court of Chancery found that a management services agreement could help establish both personal jurisdiction through a conspiracy to defraud and joint and several liability through an agency...more
On October 24, the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) announced that it had fined two firms for failing to provide accurate and timely transaction reports. Plus500UK Limited (Plus500), an online contacts for difference...more
Annual report prepared by the Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of the Whistleblower, detailing efforts to implement the Dodd-Frank mandated whistleblower incentives and protection program over the past twelve...more
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently issued a decision with significant impact upon employer policies that apply to employee use of social media. [Costco Wholesale Corporation, 358 NLRB No. 106 (Sept. 7,...more
The best defense against a wrongful termination claim is good cause. And a California employer would have difficulty quantifying good cause if performance expectations and measurements are not established in advance, ideally...more
Yesterday, the California Court of Appeal issued an opinion addressing two important questions involving the liability of corporations and promoters Cleveland v. Johnson, Cal. Ct. of Appeal Case No. B233762 (Oct. 11, 2012). ...more
In a recent case, People v. Bertrand, the Appellate Court held that a settlement agreement entered into by Joseph Bertrand, a trustee of the Board of Trustees of Bremen Township, was void because Bertrand had a conflict of...more
In this issue:
- SEC Issues Additional Guidance on Emerging Growth Companies
- Exchanges Withdraw Proposed Revisions to Position Limit Rules Following Court Order Vacating CFTC Position Limit Rules
- NFA Issues...more
Is a non-exclusive insurance agent an independent contractor or an employee?
Insurance agents and salespeople with the discretion to determine when, how, and whether to sell a company’s products may properly be classified...more
In This Issue:
Is Bigger Better? Or Do Good Things Come in Small Packages?; Proposed SEC Regulations Under the JOBS Act Increase Options for Private Structured Note Programs; “Is Our Children Learning?” Not about...more
Google’s business model is based on delivering relevant search results and, increasingly, relevant ads to those who use its products. In order to do so, Google needs to know a user’s search history since search history and...more
Hiring long lasting employees is of great benefit to a business, even these days when workers are especially mobile, often changing jobs and employers on a regular basis.
The old paradigm of workers staying with one...more
Item 303 of Regulation S-K requires the disclosure, in a company’s MD&A, of “any known trends or uncertainties…that the registrant reasonably expects will have a material favorable or unfavorable impact on net sales or...more
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