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The Delaware Court of Chancery Finds Two Transactions Were Not Entirely Fair, but Awards No Damages Where the Prices of the Transactions Were Fair

On September 4, 2014, the Delaware Court of Chancery issued two lengthy post-trial opinions, both authored by Vice Chancellor John W. Noble, finding that recapitalization or restructuring transactions did not satisfy the entire…more
| Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions

SEC Announces Enforcement Initiative for Delinquent Securities Holding and Trading Reporting by Corporate Insiders and Public Companies

On September 10, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced charges against 13 officers or directors and 15 major shareholders of publicly traded companies for violating Section 16(a), Section 13(d), and/or…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Delaware Court of Chancery Upholds Forum Selection Bylaw That Chose a Non-Delaware Forum Against Facial and As-Applied Challenges

On September 8, 2014, Chancellor Andre G. Bouchard issued a notable decision in City of Providence v. First Citizens BancShares, Inc., upholding—as a matter of facial validity and on an "as-applied" basis at the motion to…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Mergers & Acquisitions

Court Limits the Enforceability of "Browsewrap" Terms of Use—Best Practices in Online Contracting

In an important decision regarding the viability of so-called "browsewrap" agreements, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit—which covers California, among other states—recently affirmed a district court's…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Entrepreneurs Report - 1H 2014

In this issue: - From the WSGR Database: Financing Trends for Q2 2014 - Trends in High Pre-money Valuation Financings - Price and Preference - Excerpt from Trends in High Pre-money Valuation…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

India Enters "Pay-for-Delay" Fray: CCI Investigating Pharmaceutical Patent Settlements

India's competition authority, the Competition Commission of India (CCI), has begun scrutinizing and investigating pharmaceutical patent settlement agreements between brand and generic firms for potential anticompetitive…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

IRS Clarifies "Begun Construction" Guidance

On August 8, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2014-46, which clarifies and modifies Notice 2013-29 and Notice 2013-60…more
| Construction Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Taxation

Court Rejects Broad Definition of ‘Autodialer’ Under TCPA

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently addressed a critical threshold issue in cases brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act arising out of text messages or calls to…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

FDA Issues Notice to Congress of Its Intent to Comprehensively Regulate Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs)

On July 31, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) "pre-published" its proposed new plan to regulate laboratory developed tests (LDTs). In letters to the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives, the FDA attached…more
| Administrative Law, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Eye on Privacy Newsletter - July 2014

In this issue: - Proposed California Law Would Impose Data Breach Liability on Retailers and Create More Stringent Data Security Requirements for Businesses - FTC Continues Its Aggressive FCRA Enforcement and…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, International Law & Trade

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Proposed Regulations and New Model COBRA Notices

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued new proposed COBRA regulations. The regulations include an updated model general notice and model election notice under the federal COBRA law. Use of the model notices is not…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health

Websites and Apps Have More COPPA Options

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently approved an additional method for website operators and mobile application ("app") developers to obtain parental consent to collect identifying information from children. It also…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy

Increasing Russian Sanctions Target Financial and Energy Sectors

On July 16, the U.S. government further expanded the sanctions imposed in response to Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to reclaim the Crimean Peninsula as a part of the Russian Federation. These expanded sanctions…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

U.S. Supreme Court Changes Fiduciary Rules for Retirement Plans with Employer Stock

A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision affects fiduciaries of retirement plans that have investments in employer stock. In the decision, the Supreme Court held that a retirement plan fiduciary is not entitled to a presumption of…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Business Torts, Securities Law

California Supreme Court Addresses Test for Independent Contractor Status and Class Certification of Independent Contractor Misclassification Claims

Employers frequently struggle with determining when a service provider should be classified as an independent contractor, as opposed to an "employee." Getting the answer to that question wrong can prove significant in many ways…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation
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