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Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Shows Need for Amending Bankruptcy Law
Bill on Bankruptcy: Sandbagging of a Federal District Judge
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Could Mean Little for Creditors
Harvey Miller: Detroit Will Be In Bankruptcy "For A Long Time"
Bill on Bankruptcy: Make-Whole Premiums, Lehman, ResCap
Rice: Banking Lobby Won't Let New Glass-Steagall Bill Pass
Bill on Bankruptcy: Versace Mansion Up for Sale, Casey Anthony
Grayson: Only 1 Agency Should Regulate Wall Street
MacEwen: Weil Gotshal Layoffs Start of Wave
Bill on Bankruptcy: Supreme Court Cases Will Have Wide Impact
Coyle: Robert's SCOTUS Doesn't Respect Congress
Spitzer "Disappointed" in Wall Street's Regulators
NALP: 18-Year Low for Law Grad Employment
Is Edward Snowden a Whistleblower?
Goldstein: Expect More Litigation in Wake of Myriad Gene Patent Decision
Too Big To Fail in the Dodd-Frank Era
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
Are Political Intelligence Practice Groups Too Risky?
Client Biz Dev: You're Doing It Wrong
Earlier this year, the Supreme Court issued its decision in FTC v. Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc., 133 S.Ct. 1003 (2013), which held that the state action antitrust immunity doctrine applies only when the state legislature...more
On October 24, 2013, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed what we believe is the first post-Phoebe Putney statute (see FTC v. Phoebe Putney Health Sys., Inc., 133 S. Ct. 1003 (2013)), extending the State’s antitrust immunity to...more
The North Carolina General Assembly recently approved a number of significant changes to the North Carolina Business Corporation Act (“NCBCA”) which the governor signed into law on June 19, 2013....more
Chinese officials have long complained about American national security reviews, insisting they are an obstacle to Chinese investment in the United States....more
On Friday, July 12, 2013, Connecticut's Governor Dannel P. Malloy vetoed a bill that would have restricted the use of non-compete agreements in the context of mergers and acquisitions. The proposed bill, "An Act Concerning...more
Last month, the General Assembly passed a bill in the closing hours of the legislative session that would have voided certain non-compete agreements in the event that a business was merged or acquired. It was a watered-down...more
March 20 (Bloomberg Law) -- Although Eastman Kodak Co. stock shot up like a rocket in a week's time, investors might not have the same profitable outcome like owners of American Airlines shares, as Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia...more
Feb. 13 (Bloomberg Law) -- In light of the tentative deal for American Airlines and US Airways to merge, Frank Aquila, a mergers-and-acquisitions partner at New York's Sullivan & Cromwell, says US airline mergers have reached...more
Nov. 29 (Bloomberg Law) -- The search for life in the M&A universe has yielded some encouraging signs. Deals are back, Dechert M&A partner Bill Lawlor tells Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia in the Weekly Brief - especially as...more
Nov. 26 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bill Lawlor, an M&A partner at Dechert LLP, tells Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia that the years-long drought in mergers and acquisitions activity may finally be drawing to a close. His office is seeing...more
The FCPA Guidance is here and I will write a few postings on the subject. Initially, it is important to look at the political landscape. President Obama’s re-election communicated an important message to lawmakers and...more
Nov. 15 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the week's most important legal news.
Big changes may be in store for Google. The tech giant was given an ultimatum by FTC Chairman Jonathan Leibowitz to...more
New amendments to California’s local health care district law require districts to obtain a fair market value appraisal if the district transfers fifty percent or more of its assets (in sum or by increment) to one or more...more
In this issue:
- What to Expect When You're Selling Your Company – Indemnification
- Consummated Mergers: It Ain’t Over 'Til the Fat Lady Sings
- FCC Orders TV Stations to Post Their Political Files...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
July 11, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily
The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney.
Topics Include: Federal...more
In late September 2011, funds controlled by Pershing Square Capital Management, Inc. (Pershing Capital) began acquiring common shares of Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CP Rail) at prices approximating the 2-year low in CP...more
Article V, Section 6 of the California Constitution provides that the legislature may provide by statute for the Governor to “assign and reorganize functions among executive officers and agencies and their employees, other...more
One of the primary objectives of the recently enacted health reform legislation was to promote hospital and physician alignment, coordination and integration. Unsurprisingly, hospitals and physicians have responded to these...more
Two years into the Obama Administration, we have enough of a record on merger enforcement to pause and consider whether anything much has changed, and what this record has to say about the likely course of enforcement in the...more
In This Issue
01 WTO Appellate Body Report On U.S. Antidumping And Countervailing Duties Against China Upholds Many Of The Panel’s Legal Findings But Reverses On Two Key Issues
02 President Obama Visits Brazil,...more
As antitrust veterans know, no matter how much a new administration may want to change how antitrust is enforced, the bulk of the agencies’ enforcement agenda remains relatively constant from one administration to the next....more
In Maric Capital Master Fund, Ltd. v. PLATO Learning, Inc., C.A. No. 5402-VCS (Del. Ch. May 13, 2010), the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware granted plaintiff Maric Capital Master Fund’s (“Maric”) motion for a...more
IN THIS ISSUE:
*President Nominates Highly Regarded Mediator for NMB Seat
*Supreme Court will not Review ADA Claim of Sleeping Pilot
*Federal Airline Deregulation Act Does not Pre-empt Aircraft Mechanic's Retaliation...more
During the presidential campaign, now-President Obama vowed to “reinvigorate antitrust enforcement.” He sharply criticized the Bush administration as having the “weakest record of antitrust enforcement of any...more