Dorsey & Whitney LLP

NLRB Report Concludes that Many Common Handbook Policies Violate NLRA

When employers hear “NLRB,” they immediately think “union.” This connection is understandable because, at least historically, the main focus of the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB”) has been union-related issues…more
| Labor & Employment Law

SEC Issues Regulation A+ Rules; Increases Access to Capital Markets for Smaller Issuers

On March 25th, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted new rules to amend Regulation A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The new rules, referred to as “Regulation A+,” were…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

SEC Charges Former CEO, Firm Based On Concealed Perks

The former President and CEO of a public company repeatedly charged personal expenses to the firm largely by falsifying documents and records. Although the executive admitted certain misdeeds to internal investigators retained…more
| Administrative Law, Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Business Torts, Securities Law

Star Investment Manager, Advisers Charged With Fraud by SEC

The SEC issued an Order which charged investment manager Lynn Tilton, known as the Diva of Distressed Debt according to news reports, and her entities with fraud. Specifically, the Order Instituting Proceedings issued by the…more
| Finance & Banking, Business Torts, Securities Law

Underwriter, Two Employees Charged By SEC

The SEC brought another case tied to Chinese reverse mergers. This one differs from many earlier actions which focused on the company and or the executives. This action names as defendants one broker-dealer and two of its…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

This Week In Securities Litigation

The Supreme Court handed down the Omnicare decision on Securities Act Section 11 liability for opinion statements this week. In a judgment joined by all nine Justices the Court reversed the Sixth Circuit, concluding that opinion…more
| Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Business Torts, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Half-Pie or No Pie? News for Kaisa’s Offshore Creditors

Kaisa Crisis - The recent financial crisis of Kaisa Group Holdings Ltd. (“Kaisa”), a large-scale Chinese property developer listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (“SEHK”), has been in the headlines for several months…more
| Bankruptcy, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law, Real Estate - Commercial

Supreme Court Issues Decision in Young v. UPS: A Duty To Accommodate Pregnant Employees?

The Supreme Court of the United States recently issued its decision in Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc.. Vacating and remanding the Fourth Circuit’s decision, the Court concluded that the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”)…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

More Class Actions Claim GAAP Violations, Less Paralleled by SEC Case

Last year the number of securities class action cases settled remained largely constant compared to the prior year, according to a report by Cornerstone Research. At the same time the number of cases alleging GAAP violations…more
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Business Torts, Securities Law

Quirky Question #257, Food for thought – whistleblowing claims against agricultural companies

You are right to be concerned. Under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), employees who work for entities engaged in the manufacture, processing, packing, transporting, distribution, reception, holding, or importation…more
| Agriculture, Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Omnicare: Section 11 Liability and Opinions

The Supreme Court defined the circumstances under which liability can be imposed for opinion statements under Securities Act Section 11. Specifically, the Court held that such liability could be imposed on two theories: One…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

New Tools for Companies Against Cybercrime

Obama administration proposal would reduce legal ambiguities and allow civil RICO claims. On January 2015, the Obama administration announced a series of proposals to strength­en the country’s response to cyberattacks­…more
| Civil Remedies, Criminal Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Prevails in Securities Fraud, RICO Case

The SEC has brought a series of investment fund fraud and Ponzi schemes. Indeed, the Commission has brought so many of these cases in recent years they have become a staple…more
| Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, Health, Insurance, Securities Law

Quirky Question #256, Mandating vaccines for employees?

Question: Between the flu and the current measles outbreak, we are considering imposing a requirement on each of our employees to get a flu vaccine each year and either get the MMR vaccine or provide proof that they have…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Health

Priorities For the SEC’s Enforcement Division

Last week SEC Enforcement Division Director Andrew Ceresney,testified before Congress regarding the efforts of the Division and its requested for additional funding, highlighting its priorities…more
| Business Organizations, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, Business Torts, Securities Law
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