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In Morrison v. National Australia Bank Ltd., 561 U.S. 247 (2010) the Supreme Court delimited the reach of Exchange Act Section 10(b), concluding that the Section has no extraterritorial reach. Rather, the Section is confined...more
In Liu v. Siemens A.G., No. 13-cv-4385, 2014 WL 3953672 (2d Cir. Aug. 14, 2014), the Second Circuit affirmed that the anti-retaliation provision in Section 922 of Dodd-Frank does not apply extraterritorially. This post...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
As we have discussed over the last few months, the fate of the conflict minerals rule has been uncertain. In April 2014, in the National Association of Manufacturers (“NAM”) case, the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit...more
Amnesty International has filed a supplemental brief which continues to advocate for a rehearing en banc in the conflict minerals case. The argument is this: American Meat Institute v. U.S. Department of Agriculture...more
Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund Decision:
Aaron Streett, who argued the Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. case in the Supreme Court, spoke about the decision. The Court declined to overrule the efficient...more
In April 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia held the SEC’s conflict minerals rule and statute embodied in Dodd-Frank violate the First Amendment to the extent the statute and rule require...more
Florida recently clarified the limited circumstances in which a corporate shareholder or limited liability company member has standing to bring a direct claim for damages relating to the company. On July 9, in Dinuro...more
The Third District Court of Appeal has issued a landmark opinion setting forth Florida's law to determine the limited circumstances in which a corporate shareholder or limited liability company member has standing to bring a...more
Our reports on the oral arguments from the May term of the Illinois Supreme Court continue with Goldfine v. Barack, Ferrazzano, Kirschbaum and Perlman. Goldfine poses a number of issues about legal malpractice actions arising...more
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is hoping for another bite at the apple in the legal controversy surrounding its conflict minerals rule (“CM rule”). At the same time, an unrelated case raising nearly identical...more
On Friday, June 20, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed an action against the Committee on Ways and Means of the U.S. House of Representatives and congressional staffer Brian Sutter seeking enforcement of...more
In this unusual appeal, the Delaware Supreme Court reversed the Court of Chancery’s decision awarding a fee to the former counsel of a derivative plaintiff who had abandoned his claim before final judgment was entered,...more
On June 18, trustee HSBC filed suit on behalf of ACE Securities Corp. Home Equity Loan Trust Series 2006-SL2 against DB Structured Products, Inc., a Deutsche Bank Subsidiary, in New York state court. The complaint attempts to...more
Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (2010) added Section 13(p) to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), mandating that the SEC adopt regulations relating...more
On May 29, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit for a rehearing of the First Amendment issues in the conflict minerals case. The SEC, however,...more
The SEC has filed documentation with the District of Columbia Court of Appeals seeking an en banc rehearing of the conflict minerals decision. The original decision found that one piece of the disclosure required by the...more
The D.C. Circuit attracted plenty of attention by ruling that one of the SEC’s conflict mineral disclosure rules – promulgated pursuant to a specific Congressional mandate in the Dodd-Frank Act – violated the First Amendment....more
Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Dodd-Frank Act") addressed concerns that proceeds from the trade and exploitation of certain minerals originating in several central African...more
Now that NAM et al’s emergency stay motion in the conflicts minerals case has been denied, the question is what happens next. Clues can be found in the briefing for the unsuccessful emergency stay motion....more
In response to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit’s recent opinion upholding the conflict minerals statute and rule, but finding First Amendment violations, the Director of the SEC’s Division of...more
On April 14, 2014, the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued its opinion on the challenge to the conflict minerals rule brought by the National Association of Manufacturers, among others. The district court previously...more
Following through on its April 30 statement, the National Association of Manufacturers, joined by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable, filed an emergency motion for stay of the SEC’s Conflict Minerals...more
On May 2, 2014, the SEC issued an order partially staying its Conflict Minerals Rule. Essentially, the order reiterates the SEC’s April 29, 2014, guidance that the Commission will not require companies subject to the conflict...more
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