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S&C's Cohen: Brown-Vitter Punishes Banks For Being Big
Cohen: Cyprus Is Not A Template For Future Restructurings
D.C. Court Wreaks Havoc on NLRB Pro-Worker Cases
Can You Patent Human Genes? ACLU Says No
Konczal: Dodd-Frank Reforms Get Roughed Up in Court
Journalist Who Changed How SCOTUS Is Covered
Analysis of Oral Arguments in the Two Same-Sex Marriage Cases Before the Supreme Court
Weekly Brief: $350K in Wine Leads to $14M Lawsuit
Viewer's Guide to Gay Marriage Oral Arguments
Why Did Godzilla & James Bond Need Congress' Protection?
Justices Kagan & Sotomayor Do 180s On Video At High Court
With Probable Cause and Drug-Sniffing Dogs, Supreme Court Would Rather Keep Things Fluid
Hot Trends in Federal Enforcement on the Web in 2013 from Ifrah Law Partners
N.Y. Anti-Terror Law Diminishes Pursuit of Terrorism: Lawyer
Newsbreak: Your Rights
Newsbreak: Sexual Predators on Facebook and More
Weekly Brief: DOJ Memo Details Justification For Killing US Citizens
What Next for the NLRB?
Corporate Law Report: Managing Cyber Risks, BYOD, Obama's NLRB Crisis, Iran Sanctions, and More
Former Solicitor General Ted Olson Discusses 2013's Biggest Supreme Court Case—His.
No Harm, No Foul -
The late Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn was known for coining or popularizing numerous basketball expressions, including “air ball” and ”no harm, no foul”. Now, the U.S. Supreme Court may soon...more
On April 5, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the decision of the district court denying UBS’s motion to dismiss the complaint brought by the FHFA. FHFA sued UBS as conservator of Fannie Mae...more
Four derivative lawsuits against Facebook’s directors relating to alleged disclosure issues surrounding the company’s initial public offering have a new status: Dismissed. Last month, Judge Robert Sweet of the Southern...more
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- Class Certificaton - Amgen Inc. v. Conn. Ret. Plans and Trust Funds, No. 11 1085 (U.S. Feb. 27, 2013)
- Statutes of Limitations - Gabelli v. Sec. & Exch. Comm’n, No....more
If I told you that all 10% owners owe a fiduciary duty to the corporation, I’d be surprised if you weren’t surprised. However, that was, in fact, the holding of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals last October in Donoghue v....more
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
Statutes of limitations exist for good reason: Over time, evidence can be corrupted or disappear, memories fade, and companies dispose of records. Moreover, people want to get on with their lives and not have legal battles...more
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit recently addressed the question of when a defendant can withdraw an invocation of the Fifth Amendment right to refrain from making self-incriminating statements....more
A decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) on September 22, 2011, lays to rest the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s finding that a hedge fund manager, Bulldog Investors General Partnership (“Bulldog”), and...more
The Supreme Court issued an opinion on Monday barring a group of investors from proceeding with a lawsuit against Janus Capital Group for allegedly making misleading statements in Janus mutual fund prospectuses.
Plaintiffs allege claims against Chiquita Brands International under 28 U.S.C. sec. 1350, commonly known as the Alien Tort Statute ("ATS'"), for terrorism; material support to terrorist organizations; torture; extrajudicial...more
Following Enron's downfall, the federal government charged company CEO Jeffrey Skilling with "honest services fraud" connected to the alleged manipulation of Enron's market value (and other securities irregularities). This...more
A federal judge ruled that investors in a structured investment vehicle containing mortgage-backed securities sufficiently alleged an actionable misstatement against the credit rating agencies and the investment bank that...more
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