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Third Time’s a Charm: NASDAQ Amends Proposed Rule Requiring Disclosure of “Golden Leash” Arrangements

As we previously reported here, on January 28, 2016, the NASDAQ Stock Market LLC proposed a change to its Listing Rules that, if implemented, would have required NASDAQ-listed companies to publicly disclose so-called “golden…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

This Week In Securities Litigation

In a holiday shortened week the Commission brought actions centered on: a transfer agent and one of its owners who conducted a fraudulent offering for another company and then sold unregistered shares into the market; a market…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Court Grants Student Loan Debt Relief to a Graduate of a Non-Accredited Medical School

On April 4, 2016, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York issued a decision that may significantly change the landscape of student debt relief. In re Decena, No. 15-72903, 2016 WL 1371031 (Bankr. E.D.N.Y…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Remedies, Education, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection

Philip Morris Asia Limited (Hong Kong) v. The Commonwealth of Australia: Permanent Court of Arbitration Tribunal Publishes Redacted Version of Award on Jurisdiction and Admissibility

The Permanent Court of Arbitration (“PCA”) has just released the full award of the Tribunal in Philip Morris Asia Limited (Hong Kong) v. The Commonwealth of Australia, which was rendered in late 2015. We previously published an…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Comic-Con, Costumes, and Copyright Concerns

Get ready, nerds! This summer’s Comic-Con season is almost upon us and your costume is not going to make itself. But before you squeeze into your tights and cape, do you need to worry about copyright infringement? This blog…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

SEC – A Computer and Twenty-Seven Minutes To Profit

The SEC’s latest stock manipulation case might be titled “How to make (almost) over $400,000 in just 27 minutes.” The key is to use Williams Act filings not to alert the market and issuer to a potential take-over but to fake…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

An ATDS is More Than a Beep and a Pause

A District Court in Arkansas just drew a line in the sand. An automatic telephone dialing system (“ATDS”), it held, is more than hearing “a beep and a pause.” And, yes, human intervention really does matter…more
| Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

Quirky Question #279: Concerted Activity in 140 Characters or Less

Question: I am a manager in a medium-sized retailer that has locations and employees in 16 states. The company maintains a social media policy, which was recently updated…more
| Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law

The SEC, CCOs and Compliance Programs

Compliance programs, Chief Compliance Officers and liability have been the subject of a great deal of debate in recent months. Members of the Commission, for example, debated charging decisions regarding CCOs last year in…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Oracle vs. Google: More Than Just Coffee

Java – what does it mean to you? If you are like me, it’s your favorite morning beverage. It’s also an island in Indonesia that you hope to visit someday on a dive trip. If you are the owner of an Android smartphone, Java may…more
| Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Tyson Foods Knocks It Out of the Park in Lanham Act Dispute over Hot Dogs

Baseball parks and hot dogs are staples of Americana. So, it is no surprise that both were recently on display in a Lanham Act dispute in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The court’s decision…more
| Civil Remedies, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

The Supreme Court - May 2016 #3

The Supreme Court of the United States issued decisions in three cases on May 19, 2016: CRST Van Expedited, Inc. v. EEOC, No. 14-1375: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) brought a suit in its own name…more
| Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Construction Subcontractor Settles FCA Allegations for $2.8 Million

A recent settlement illustrates the broad reach of the FCA and the substantial liability that “mere retention” of an overpayment can impose on contractors several steps removed from a government contract. The dispute involved…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Energy & Utilities, Government Contracting

This Week In Securities Litigation

The Supreme Court concluded this week that a suit based on short selling filed in state court alleging state law causes of action was not preempted by the exclusive jurisdiction provision of Exchange Act Section 27 simply…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

TCPA Team Scores Win For Dorsey Client: Court Prohibits Plaintiff From Seeking Deposition Testimony on Unrelated Prior Complaints

On May 18, 2016, Dorsey’s Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) team scored a major victory on behalf of one of its financial services clients when the District Court for the Middle District of Florida granted its…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking
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