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Late last month, the Nevada Committee on Judiciary introduced a bill that would, among numerous other things, authorize forum selection provisions in corporate and other Nevada entity charters. If SB 441 is enacted, a...more
The Third Circuit refused to vacate an arbitrator’s award, despite allegations that she failed to disclose contributions the defendant’s parent company had made to her judicial campaign and failed to disclose that she...more
Today, during its conference, the Supreme Court will consider whether to issue certiorari on two campaign finance cases: Danielczyk v. United States and McCutcheon v FEC....more
Last September, I wrote about California’s unincorporated associations law. In ”Thinking About Joining A Club? You May Want To Consider These Corporations Code Provisions First“, I noted that Title 3 of the California...more
If only everyone had just showed up and voted we wouldn't be in this mess. As previously reported, the NLRB's attempt to promulgate the so-called ambush election rules was dealt a setback when a federal district court ruled...more
In a much anticipated ruling, the Supreme Court of the United States reversed a Montana Supreme Court ruling that said that a 100-year old law barring corporate independent expenditures in the state was justified by the...more
In this recent post, I discussed a petition submitted by Professor Lucian Bebchuk and nine other academics asking that the Securities and Exchange Commission adopt rules requiring public companies to disclose to shareholders...more
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on March 7, 2012 dismissed a derivative suit brought by shareholders of Intersil Corporation for breach of fiduciary duty premised on shareholders’ disapproval...more
California Corporations Code Section 800 governs derivative lawsuits. Yesterday, I wrote about the fact that the California legislature has made Section 800 expressly applicable to foreign corporations (as defined in Section...more
The Obama Administration has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum in support of the plaintiffs' position that corporations are proper defendants in cases involving claims under...more
The House Judiciary Committee recently held a hearing to consider an amendment to the venue provisions of the Bankruptcy Code proposed by the Committee’s Chairman that would require corporations to file voluntary chapter 11...more
Last week, the Arizona Secretary of State’s office announced that it will begin auditing statewide and legislative “independent expenditure committees,” that engage in political activism without registering as political...more
HR practitioners and lawyers will be familiar with the UK case of Spring v Guardian Assurance  2 AC 296, that an employee may make such a claim following a reference negligently prepared by an employer.
The downturn in the national economy has triggered a budgetary crisis for many state governments. Undoubtedly, legislatures will seek increased revenues as part of the solution to the budgetary shortfalls. One politically...more