How the Rise in Undercover Investigations is Changing the Law
A Moment of Simple Justice - A Prosecutor's Duty
Uncovering Factory Farming - The Effects of Ag Gag Laws
A Moment of Simple Justice - Undercover Lover
Trial by Jury: Why It Matters in a Democratic Society
Waldman: Stop Immunizing Websites That Allow Harassment
Busy Days For Voting Rights Advocates, Thanks to SCOTUS
A Moment of Simple Justice - Snitching Ain't Easy
Fighting for Education Rights: Equal Justice for Pregnant and Parenting Students
Combining Arms for Justice-Involved Veterans
A Moment of Simple Justice - Cameras on Cops
A Moment of Simple Justice - Ferguson
A Moment of Simple Justice - Revenge Porn
Schoenbrod: SCOTUS Ruling Helps EPA Deal With a "Stupid Statute"
SOX Whistleblower Protections Extend to Private Companies: Critical Steps to Take Now
A More Perfect Union: Why Punish Russia for Crimea?
Jail Time for Revenge Porn Offenses?
End Game in the Fight Over Same Sex Marriage?
Is Punishment Dead in America?
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Falls Short on Good-Faith Test
In Baral v. Schnitt (filed 2/5/2015, No. B253620), the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, held that California’s anti-SLAPP statute does not authorize the striking of allegations of protected activity in a...more
An increasingly popular hedge fund strategy, commonly referred to as “appraisal arbitrage,” recently received a significant boost from the Delaware Court of Chancery. Appraisal arbitrage refers to the practice of buying...more
On January 5, the Delaware Court of Chancery ruled that a beneficial stockholder has standing to bring an action for appraisal in its own name when the record stockholder’s actions have perfected the right of appraisal. The...more
Merion Capital LP v. BMC Software, Inc., C.A. 8900-VCG (January 5, 2015) and In Re Appraisal Of Ancestry.com Inc., C.A. 8173-VCG (January 5, 2015) both deal with appraisal arbitrage and resolve who is entitled to file an...more
Federal and state courts are expected to rule on several nationally watched antitrust health care cases during the first half of 2015.
As we enter into the first week of the New Year, Nexsen Pruet associate Rachel...more
There has been a remarkable movement lately throughout California: local government agencies are attempting to take over investor-owned, quasi-public utility companies in an effort to reduce utility bills to their...more
In this consolidated opinion concerning the validity of a forum selection bylaw, the Court of Chancery affirmatively answered, among other things, an issue of first impression: “whether the board of a Delaware corporation may...more
The Delaware Court of Chancery recently held that certain stockholders who launched appraisal proceedings challenging a merger lacked standing to obtain reimbursement of attorneys’ fees from a $10.7 million settlement in a...more
On May 5, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (DC Circuit) heard oral arguments in Ralls Corp. v. CFIUS et al. The case is the first ever challenge to the review process conducted by the Committee on Foreign...more
In this letter opinion, the Court of Chancery addressed plaintiffs’ application for attorneys’ fees under the corporate benefit doctrine in the context of a mooted litigation. Plaintiffs sought a $2.8 million fee award. The...more
Nov. 14 (Bloomberg) -- How the U.S. Supreme Court rules in a case involving the R. Allen Stanford Ponzi scheme may decide whether those defrauded by Bernard Madoff recover in full, as Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia and Bloomberg...more
Attorney Bruce Sokler, Chair of Mintz Levin's Antitrust Practice, discusses the Supreme Court’s first ever health care antitrust merger decision and its implications for the future. ...more
Sept. 12 (Bloomberg) -- The possibility that the most significant decisions affecting Detroit will not be made in bankruptcy court elevates the motor city to the "Case of the Week" status on the bankruptcy video with...more
Chinese officials have long complained about American national security reviews, insisting they are an obstacle to Chinese investment in the United States....more
In this decision, the Court of Chancery denied plaintiffs’ motion to compel the discovery of privileged documents and communications, finding that the “at issue” exception to the attorney-client privilege did not apply and...more
What you need to know:
The Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision siding with the FTC against a hospital merger in Georgia.
What you need to do:
Companies should conduct careful analysis before...more
On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court reined in the state action immunity doctrine, which exempts municipalities from scrutiny under the federal antitrust laws when they act pursuant to a “clearly articulated state...more
In a unanimous opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court this week tightened the standard for state action immunity under federal antitrust laws in a case involving a hospital merger. This decision arguably tightens the reins on the...more
Recent major regulatory and technological developments have brought forth historic changes to the health care market. Health care providers have responded to these developments in several ways. One such mechanism, hospital...more
A court says veganism might be a "religion" requiring accommodation, a school district gets nailed for failing to engage in the "interactive process" under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and yet another employer makes...more
In This Issue:
State Tax Issues in Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructurings: Food for Thought; Upcoming 2012-2013 Speaking Engagements; The Due Process Clause as a Bar to State Tax Nexus; Paul H. Frankel, Craig B. Fields...more
Originally published in Riverside Lawyer, October 2012.
The tribal gaming industry received a blow from the United States Supreme Court right before the high court ended its session for the summer. Whether the blow is...more
The California legislature is taking its summer recess and will reconvene on August 6. Joint Rule 51(b)(2). It will then sit until August 31 which is the last day for either the Senate or the Assembly to pass bills. Cal....more
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) appeal of an Eleventh Circuit ruling that a merger of two Georgia hospitals, Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc. (Phoebe) and Palmyra Park Hospital,...more
On June 25, the United States Supreme Court granted the Federal Trade Commission’s request that it review the 11th Circuit’s decision in Federal Trade Commission v. Phoebe Putney Health System. The case involves the FTC’s...more
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