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On Wednesday, February 25, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued its opinion in Frank B. Fuhrer Wholesale Co. v. MillerCoors LLC, No. 14-1008 (3d Cir. 2015), finding in favor of MillerCoors LLC...more
Progressive Casualty Ins. Co. v. Vigil, No. 32,171 (N.M. Ct. App. Jan. 21, 2015).
Court of Appeals of New Mexico rules that district court abused its discretion in excluding evidence of previous coverage ruling in...more
On December 10, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated the convictions of two hedge fund portfolio managers for trading on material non-public or “inside,” information that came to the...more
All lawyers can benefit from having available a toolbox of general legal knowledge with which to frame a case to their client’s advantage. For business attorneys the economic loss rule is a particularly useful tool. At its...more
New FAQ's Regarding the Scope and Implementation of the Volcker Rule Issued by the U.S. Banking, Securities and Commodities Regulatory Agencies -
On February 27, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System,...more
On February 23, 2015, the SEC’s Division of Investment Management issued guidance concerning the conflict of interest that arises when persons doing business, or hoping to do business, with a fund provide gifts, entertainment...more
Haney v. ACE Am. Ins. Co., No. CV-13-02429-PHX-DGC, 2015 WL 58670 (D. Ariz. Jan. 5, 2015).
District of Arizona: Court grants partial summary judgment on bad faith claim for failure of insurer to make retroactive...more
Remember the evil Glenn Close character in Fatal Attraction? We were sure Michael Douglas had drowned her in the bathtub, but she popped up again, still alive and scary as all get-out.
Class actions by uninsured...more
New Jersey businesses may face increased litigation if proposed legislation to bar mandatory arbitration clauses in consumer contracts is made law. The proposed bill – recommended for passage by the Assembly Consumer Affairs...more
In August 2004, Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, and UBS entered a pact not to sue one another over client relationships in their wealth management businesses. This pact was known in the industry as the Protocol for Broker...more
Last week, the New York Supreme Court denied Barclays’ motion to dismiss the New York Attorney General’s fraud claim against the bank, finding that the NYAG may proceed with its claim under New York’s Martin Act based on...more
In an effort to reinstate powers stripped from them by the Court of Appeals in U.S. v. Newman and Chiasson, prosecutors have sought a rehearing of the landmark Second Circuit decision which severely curtailed the scope of...more
Filings for new Canadian securities class actions have been essentially flat over the last three years, according to a recent report by NERA Economic consulting. That trend is consistent with the one for the filing of U.S....more
A recent Western Australian Court of Appeal case demonstrates the circumstances in which a court will join a prospective defendant in an apportionable claim.
In Hart v JGC Accounting & Financial Services Pty Ltd...more
SEC Proposes Rules for Disclosure of Hedging Policies -
On February 9, the SEC issued proposed rules that are intended to enhance disclosure of company hedging policies for directors and employees, as mandated by...more
A Quiz -
You are in Louisiana and are described as having a “lesion beyond moiety”. What do you do?
A. Contact your primary care physician for an appointment...more
A summary of the most interesting banking litigation and regulatory decisions from 2014. The selection is necessarily subjective and draws from a wide range of cases and developments that are of direct relevance to finance...more
On February 10, 2015, the SEC announced settlements with two former chief financial officers of Saba Software, a Silicon Valley software company, that require the CFOs to repay Saba more than $500,000 in bonuses and profits...more
On 12 February 2015 the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal handed down its long-awaited judgment in Weavering Macro Fixed Income Fund Ltd v Peterson and Ekstrom. The case, which measured the liability of directors, sent...more
Case law teaches contractors a valuable lesson when dealing with ownership of copyright. It is essential to deal with each party’s position, typically through a written copyright licence, to avoid pitfalls further down the...more
Addressing whether a patent was properly assigned and whether claims of inventorship fraud were properly barred by the statute of limitations, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a lower court’s summary...more
Last week's decision in Atkinson v. Lackey, 2015 NCBC 13 doesn't tell you everything you wanted to know about the North Carolina Securities Act (the "NCSA"), but it comes pretty close.
The lawsuit was brought by three...more
The conduct of corporate directors and officers is subject to particular scrutiny in the context of business combinations (whether friendly or hostile), executive compensation and other affiliated party transactions,...more
There is little doubt that the SEC is bringing more cases in an administrative forum. While the agency has not acknowledge the trend, over the last several months it has filed a series of insider trading cases as...more
In Pontiac General Employees Retirement System v. Ballantine, et al., the Delaware Chancery Court refused to dismiss a claim against a lender for aiding and abetting a breach of fiduciary duty by the borrower’s directors. ...more
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