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A federal district court in New Jersey has dismissed with prejudice a shareholder derivative suit, Palkon v. Holmes, No. 14-CV-01234 (SRC) (D.N.J.), that tried to blame the directors and officers at hospitality company...more
Browsewrap Arbitration Agreement Not Enforced Against Individual Consumer. In Nguyen v. Barnes & Noble Inc., 2014 WL 4056549 (9th Cir. Aug. 18, 2014), the Ninth Circuit affirmed the denial of B&N’s motion...more
Mindful that this series of articles describes biotech ventures that are ripe for initial public offerings even before launching an income-producing drug product into the commercial market, the paramount objective for all...more
In my recent post, I discussed the shortcomings of Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code as applied to Bitcoin. Bitcoin does not fall within the definition of “money” under UCC § 1-201, nor do Bitcoin wallets come within...more
Yesterday I blogged from the Securities Enforcement Forum 2014, Bruce Carton’s excellent one-day conference, held at the Four Seasons hotel in Washington, D.C. The posts will be fairly raw, and certainly not verbatim...more
The Global Markets Advisory Committee of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission held a public meeting on October 9, in which one panel addressed Bitcoin. The meeting focused on informing the staff regarding basic...more
On October 1st, Mintz Levin, New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC), and Grant Thornton hosted “On Your Mark, Get Set, IPO,” a panel discussion concerning recent trends in the public offering market for cleantech growth...more
On September 19, 2014, the NYSE filed with the SEC proposed amendments to Section 102.01C of the NYSE Listed Company Manual to adopt a new initial listing financial standard for operating companies based on market cap and to...more
Cyber security has gained increasing attention in recent years and cyber attacks have become more sophisticated and more frequent. Cyber attacks and other data breaches can affect millions of customers...more
The SEC staff has posted another new CDI regarding internet communications, this one advising how issuers may conduct intrastate offerings under Rule 147 and still use the internet to communicate offers. The question is...more
On September 30th, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced a proposed rule that would implement the controversial Comprehensive Automated Risk Data System (CARDS). Under the proposed rule, FINRA seeks to...more
In a new CDI, the SEC indicates it may be possible to use IP addresses to control internet communications so that offers are made only in one state and qualify for the intrastate exemption under Rule 147. In Securities Act...more
In September 2014, Alibaba completed the largest IPO in history, raising US$25 billion in its New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) offering. In the buildup to the high-profile offering, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited...more
Crowdnetic, a provider of technology and market data solutions to the global crowdfinance marketplace, has shared with us for publication data collected through their network of intermediaries....more
When Is Bitcoin “Money” Versus a “Security”? In motions involving a high-profile criminal prosecution with ties to Silk Road and a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement action, two federal courts have clarified...more
On September 18, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas held that the defendant’s bitcoin investment program was a Ponzi scheme, and enjoined the founder and the investment program from violating Section...more
On Friday, September 19, 2014, a Chinese court found pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline guilty of bribing doctors and hospitals in order to increase sales of the company’s products in China. Among other things, the company...more
In Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund, No. 13-435, the respondents fired back at the petitioners in a brief filed with the Supreme Court, posing a simple question:
A strong market for initial public offerings has long been seen as a bellwether for good times in the broader market. When companies are going public, the perception is that investors, management teams and bankers have...more
According to Reuters reports on September 12, TeraExchange, LLC, received approval from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to begin listing an over-the-counter swap that is based on the price of a bitcoin. ...more
The Board of Governors (the Board) of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is scheduled to meet on September 19 to consider rule proposals requiring heightened oversight of computerized trading strategies and greater...more
This morning, the EU published further sanctions to increase the pressure on Russia for its involvement in the Ukraine. The new measures add to the already complex restrictions in place and should be carefully considered....more
On August 29, 2014, two whistleblower developments of particular interest to health care and life science entities emerged from the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals,...more
On August 26, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas held that the Bitcoin investments at issue are “investment contracts” and “securities” within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Exchange...more
While Congress continues its aggressive push on cybersecurity legislation, regulatory oversight and legal efforts continue across the spectrum of industries effectively filling the gap in addressing now every day concerns...more
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