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Fee Shifting Bylaw Provisions May Face Constitutional Limitation

The corporate governance world has been disquieted by Delaware Supreme Court Justice Carolyn Berger’s recent opinion that upheld the validity of a fee-shifting bylaw provision in the bylaws of a Delaware non-stock...more

Does The Victims Of Corporate Fraud Compensation Fund Deny Due Process?

In notorious defiance of the California Constitution, the legislature in 2002 established the Victims of Corporate Fraud Compensation Fund. See Victims of Corporate Fraud. The purpose of the fund is to provide ”restitution to...more

Texas Court Rules that Regardless of Fault, CEOs and CFOs Will Have to Pay Up Under Sarbanes-Oxley Section 304

A Texas federal judge denied defendants ArthoCare CEO Michael A. Baker and CFO Michael T. Gluk’s motion to dismiss the SEC’s claim against them under Sarbanes-Oxley (“SOX”) Section 304’s clawback provision. Section 304...more

The Condo Report: Special Edition - All about pets in condominiums

TABLE OF CONTENTS: - 1 Pet Restrictions in Condominiums - 4 Condo Pet Eviction - 5 Another Condo Pet Eviction - 6 Enforcement of Pet Rules – Something New! - 7 Nuisance Pets in Condominiums – It’s not the Dog’s...more

Eighth Circuit Questions Minnesota Reporting Requirements for Independent Expenditures

In a split decision, the full Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a Minnesota District Court’s denial of a motion for a preliminary injunction, noting that the appellants, Minnesota business entities, are likely to...more

Be Ready to Pounce on a Texas Margins Tax Challenge

On July 29, 2011, Allcat Claims Services, L.P. (Allcat) and one of its individual partners filed a petition with the Texas Supreme Court seeking a declaratory judgment that the Texas margins tax (TMT) is unconstitutional...more

Court Slaps Down Section 25400 Market Manipulation Claim Against Convicted Felon

Corporations Code Section 25400 is California’s anti-market manipulation statute. The statute copied clauses (1) through (5) of Section 9(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and declares unlawful specified actions...more

California Supreme Court Establishes Economic Injury Threshold for Unfair Competition and False Advertising Claims

The California Supreme Court has declared that “labels matter,” and that under California’s Unfair Competition Law, a consumer’s subjective sense of feeling duped translates to a cognizable economic injury. The Court’s...more

Altered Ego: New Ninth Circuit Opinion Overrules Previously Well-Settled Law Regarding Exclusive Standing Of Bankruptcy Trustees...

On October 21, 2010, the Ninth Circuit overruled what many thought to be well-settled law, and held that a bankruptcy trustee does not have standing to pursue alter ego claims, at least in cases governed by California law....more

California Court of Appeal Permits Retroactive Taxes to Remedy Unconstitutional Discrimination; Upholds Post-Amnesty Penalty

The California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, recently issued an opinion against the taxpayer in River Garden Retirement Home v. Franchise Tax Board, 2010 Cal. App. LEXIS 1146 (2010). The case presented two...more

Correctional excellence: Accreditation and the American Correctional Association

In the United States there are more than 1,800 state and federal correctional facilities and more than 420 privately operated facilities. Of these, about 83%, some 1,500, are accredited by the American Correctional...more

BOATS EXPRESS, INC., d/b/a BOATS EXPRESS CORP., et al. v. MARK THACKERAY

Winning Answer Brief

Florida Statute § 56.29 allows a creditor with an unsatisfied execution of a judgment to discover assets and subject those assets to execution. The statute also allows the creditor to follow assets to third parties, where...more

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