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Business Litigation Reporter -- June 2014

Goodwin Procter’s Business Litigation Reporter provides timely summaries of key cases and other developments within dedicated Business Litigation sessions and related courts throughout the country – courts within which Goodwin…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Intellectual Property

Updated Plan on LACMA Building Structure

Famed Swiss architect Peter Zumthor wasted little time in adapting his original plans for the redesign of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to address the concerns of critics. After scientists from the Page Museum at…more
| Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Key Issues in Drafting Indemnification Clauses

Many agreements involving stock or asset purchases contain indemnification clauses – that is, clauses under which one party to the agreement promises to indemnify the other party in the event of future losses arising from the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

GAO Issues Report Concerning Emerging Challenges Posed by Virtual Currencies

The Government Accountability Office (the “GAO”) issued a report concerning virtual currencies (the “Report”) to the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. The Report discusses emerging…more
| Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

SEC Staff Provides Guidance on Summary Section of Mutual Fund Prospectuses

The staff of the SEC’s Division of Investment Management issued IM Guidance Update No. 2014-8 (the “Guidance Update”) to provide guidance based on comments the Division has provided on the information required to be presented in…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

SEC Settles with Hedge Fund Adviser over Principal Transactions and Retaliation Against Whistleblower

The SEC settled administrative proceedings against an investment adviser, Paradigm Capital Management, Inc. (the “Adviser”), and Candace King Weir, the Adviser’s principal owner (the “Principal”), over violations of the…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

FFIEC Establishes Cybersecurity Web Page and Announces Commencement of Cybersecurity Assessment Program of Community Banks

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (the “FFIEC”) announced that it had established a web page on cybersecurity (the “Web Page”), which is designed to serve as a central repository for current and future…more
| Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Massachusetts Gaming Commission Denies Boston Mayor’s Request For Delay

The Massachusetts Gaming Commissioners unanimously agreed that the competition for the only Boston-area casino license will push on. On July 2, 2014, the Commission held a public hearing to discuss a request by Boston Mayor…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics

SEC Adopts Cross-Border Security-Based Swap Rules

The SEC adopted final rules addressing when market participants engaging in cross-border transactions must register as security-based swap dealers or major security-based swap participants, as applicable. Additionally, the…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

In Riley, Supreme Court Sets Mobile Device Privacy Expectations

In a recent decision with significant implications for smart phone users’ privacy expectations, the Supreme Court, in Riley v. California, unanimously rejected the application of the “incident to arrest doctrine” to law…more
| Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Supreme Court’s Dudenhoeffer Decision Headlines New ERISA Litigation Update

Goodwin Procter’s ERISA Litigation Practice published its latest quarterly ERISA Litigation Update. The update discusses (1) the Supreme Court’s ruling in Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer that there is no “presumption of…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Business Torts, Securities Law

FRB Governor Tarullo Offers Retrospective and Perspective on Supervisory Stress Testing

In remarks delivered to the FRB’s Third Annual Stress Test Modeling Symposium FRB Governor Daniel K. Tarullo focused on the “qualitative assessment of [large] firms’ capital planning processes” that the FRB conducts “in parallel…more
| Finance & Banking

Second Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Stock Drop Challenge on Grounds Unrelated to Moench

Prior to the Supreme Court’s decision in Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer, the central issue in nearly every case alleging the imprudent investment of plan assets in employer stock has revolved around whether plan…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Business Torts, Securities Law

Let the New York Games Begin: 16 Companies Ante Up for Four Casino Licenses

Sixteen companies submitted applications to the New York Gaming Facility Location Board yesterday, the application deadline. Five applications were submitted for the Capital Region, eight for the Catskills/ Hudson Valley Region…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law

Santa Clara’s Levi’s Stadium Goes Green

With ribbon-cutting ceremonies scheduled for July 17th, Santa Clara’s Levi’s Stadium is rapidly approaching its grand unveiling. More than two years in the making, the 1.85 million square foot stadium will be the new home of the…more
| Construction Law, Environmental Law, Real Estate - Commercial
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