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Bill on Bankruptcy: Lawyers Must Disclose What Clients Pay
Spitzer: Lanny Breuer at DOJ Was a "Disaster"
Compliance Advice on SEC’s Market Access Rule from Julie Dixon of Titan Regulation
Lawyer: European M&A Could Rise Despite Risks
Bill on Bankruptcy: Complaint Claims Judge Is a Bigot
Ex-Kirkland Partner: Rainmakers Are Paid Too Much
Dewey's Bankruptcy Lawyer: More Large Law Firms Will Fail
Bill on Bankruptcy: The Market's Unquenchable Thirst for Junk
License to travel: how regulation is benefiting business abroad
Greenberger: Derivatives Legislation Would Seriously Weaken Dodd-Frank
Bill on Bankruptcy: Lehman Test Case on Judicial Nullification
S&C's Cohen: Brown-Vitter Punishes Banks For Being Big
Cohen: Cyprus Is Not A Template For Future Restructurings
Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
Buying and Selling Businesses in Today's Economy, Stephen Opler
Bill on Bankruptcy: Kodak Plan Bumps the Debt, Craters Stock
Deloitte: Turnarounds and Democracy Don't Mix
Lessons Learned from the Parker Drilling DPA and Ralph Lauren NPA
Zimmermann: Up to 20% of AmLaw 200 "Badly Weakened"
Bill on Bankruptcy: Lawyers Easily Make Simple Words Complicated
In a decision with important implications for structuring going-private transactions, Chancellor Leo E. Strine, Jr. of the Delaware Court of Chancery this week applied the business judgment rule — not the more rigorous entire...more
Sam J. Salario Jr. is a shareholder in Carlton Fields’ Tampa office specializing in securities litigation and class actions.
Q: What is the most challenging case you have worked on and what made it...more
A recent California case appears to contradict the general rule holding that a successor bank that has acquired a commercial loan through an FDIC receivership may owe a duty to a commercial borrower to reasonably investigate...more
China’s Ministry of Commerce recently issued two new draft regulations. The first provides a wider range of potential remedies to obtain the clearance of a concentration (e.g., a merger, acquisition, joint venture, etc.);...more
In this Opinion, the Court of Chancery denied, in large part, defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiffs’ claims challenging several allegedly self-interested and dilutive transactions....more
March 27 (Bloomberg Law) -- There was no settlement afoot when U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff put off a hearing on an effort by the trustee for Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC to block a $410 million settlement...more
In this memorandum opinion, the Court of Chancery granted defendants’ motion to dismiss the plaintiffs’ breach of fiduciary duty claims.
Defendant Diamond Foods, Inc. (“Diamond”) was planning a December 2011 merger...more
On October 24, Kevin LaCroix’s D&O Diary discussed a report called “The Trial Lawyers’ New Merger Tax,” published by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform. The report proposes several legislative approaches that would...more
Oct. 17 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia talks with Bloomberg News bankruptcy columnist and editor-at-large Bill Rochelle about recent developments in bankruptcy law including Vitro, Verizon and Hostess. Bill...more
In This Issue:
- DOJ Settles 'Pattern or Practice' Fair Lending Case
- Federal Courts Reject FDCPA Claims Based on Communication with Debtor’s Attorney and Attempt To Collect Debt Disputed with Prior...more
On February 2, the California State Board of Equalization voted 3-2 against Comcast, holding that (1) Comcast was unitary with majority-owned QVC and (2) the fee Comcast received for a failed merger with MediaOne was...more
In Golden Telecom, Inc. v. Global GT LP, 2010 WL 5387589 (Del. Dec. 29, 2010), the Delaware Supreme Court affirmed a judgment of the Delaware Chancery Court in an appraisal proceeding under Section 262(h) of the Delaware...more
Does a secured creditor have an absolute right to acquire its collateral, which is sold pursuant to a plan of reorganization, by credit bidding its debt? The Third Circuit Court of Appeals, in a strict constructionist...more
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