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Magna Carta Friday – King John Guarantees The Freedom Of The English Church

As I’ve mentioned, this year marks the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta by King John at Runnymede.  I previously posted the introduction and my translation of the original Latin of the 1215 version.  Today, I…more
| Constitutional Law

Some LLC Names Slip Past California’s Statutory Ban

The California Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act explicitly bans a number of different words from being included in LLC names: The name shall not include the words “bank,” “trust,” “trustee,” “incorporated,”…more
| Administrative Law, Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law

Court Decision Confirms Shopping Center's Right To Limit Expressive Activity to Designated Areas

The California Court of Appeal recently affirmed a retail owner's right to limit expressive activity to areas designated in a written policy. The decision highlights the value of time, place, and manner policies to commercial…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Constitutional Law, Real Estate - Commercial

SEC Charges Attorney For Allegedly False Legal Opinion

Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced charges against an attorney who was allegedly involved in the filing of false registration statements.  The SEC’s order instituting proceedings alleges that the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

The SEC’s Rule 14a-8 Process Just Became Even More Pointlessly Outré

Yesterday, Broc Romanek posted on SEC Chair Mary Jo White’s Friday surprise with respect the no-action letter request submitted by Whole Foods Market, Inc. Readers may recall that in December Whole Foods had obtained the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

This Is One Form 8-K, You’ll Never Want To File

In a recently filed Form 8-K, an international money transmitter, Xoom Corporation, reported that been the victim of a criminal fraud. This was no small heist. According to company, over $30 million had been transferred to…more
| Business Organizations, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Representing Others Before The SEC

Not too long ago, I wrote about the Shareholder Rights Project (SRP) at Harvard Law School, noting that the SRP’s website and correspondence to the Securities and Exchange Commission explicitly stated that the SRP was…more
| Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Law Practice Products & Services, Securities Law

This Stockholder Would Rather Fly To Delaware Than Drive To L.A.

Yesterday’s post mentioned the recent Delaware Supreme Court decision in United Techs. Corp. v. Treppel, 2014 Del. LEXIS 608 (Del. Dec. 23, 2014). The case involved an inspection demand under Section 220 of the Delaware General…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

Stockholder Inspections Of Delaware Corporations In California

In United Techs. Corp. v. Treppel, 2014 Del. LEXIS 608 (Del. Dec. 23, 2014), the Delaware Supreme Court held that the Court of Chancery had authority to condition a stockholder’s inspection under Section 220 of the Delaware…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

‘Tis A “Bootless Labour” To Ask The Staff To Appeal Its Own No-Action Advice

In This “Appeal” Of Whole Foods’ No-Action Letter Isn’t Very Appealing, I wrote about Jim McRitchie’s attempt to “appeal” the staff’s decision with respect to the exclusion of his proxy access proposal to Whole Foods Market,…more
| Business Organizations

It’s Magna Carta Friday!

This year marks the 800th anniversary of King John of England’s sealing of the Magna Carta at the field of Runnymede. Readers may remember that King John was the youngest brother of the more celebrated Richard Coeur de Lion…more
| Constitutional Law

CalPERS Continues To Take Shots At The Press

I continue to be shocked at CalPERS’ vitriolic approach towards the press. In the last 12 months, CalPERS has taken on The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, several California metropolitan newspapers, several local newspapers, and…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

More Questions About California’s Section 25102(f) Exemption

Earlier this week, I addressed some common queries regarding California’s limited offering exemption, which is often referred to as the “F” exemption because it is found in Corporations Code Section 25102(f). Today’s post will…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

Removing California Securities Legends

When I first started practicing law, the predominant exemption from qualification under the California Corporate Securities Law of 1968 was found in Corporations Code Section 25102(h). Although that exemption remains on the…more
| Business Organizations, Securities Law

Recurrent Rogations Regarding California’s Section 25102(f) Exemption

Section 25102(f) is perhaps the most commonly used exemption from qualification under the California Corporate Securities Law of 1968. Here are just a few of the questions that the Department of Business Oversight receives…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law
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