Whoever said the road to hell is paved with good intentions might have been a retirement plan sponsor. While setting up a retirement plan is a good intention, a plan sponsor’s lack of diligence in reviewing what is going on...more
Down-Round Equity Financings and Subsequent Exit Transactions - Best Practices for Preferred Investors and their Board Designees -
Today’s middle market private equity landscape is as diverse and varied as it has ever...more
In its recent decision in State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. v. Anderson, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 57837 (S.D. Miss. Apr. 23, 2013), the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi had occasion to consider...more
No professional investment adviser would intentionally make a trade or investment error. However, such errors occur from time to time. Formulating an appropriate response to investment errors can be challenging for investment...more
According to the 2010 Fixed-Site Amusement Ride Injury Survey conducted by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, about 290 million guests worldwide visit the 400 amusement parks in the association...more
In This Issue:
- Transitioning to the ONCA
- Excerpt from Transitioning to the ONCA:
The Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 (“ONCA”) is targeted to come into effect on July 1, 2013. The new Act...more
In Collard v. Vista Paving Corp., the Colorado Court of Appeals adopted the “foreseeability rule” under which a contractor may have a duty of care for dangerous site conditions even after the contractor’s work was completed...more
Originally Published in Legal Alert, Vol. 31, No. 5.
Directors of Canadian companies with operations outside of Canada can take comfort in the Ontario Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Piedra v. Copper Mesa Mining...more
In the case of 100 Investment Limited Partnership v. Columbia Town Center Title Co., the Maryland Court of Appeals was asked to determine whether a title company owed a tort duty of reasonable care to its customer, the...more
Smriti Nalwa v. Cedar Fair, L.P.
SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA (December 31, 2012)
The primary assumption of risk doctrine prevents liability from attaching to operators, instructors, and participants in specific...more
On October 16, 2012, the Financial Services Agency of Japan (the “FSA”) announced administrative sanctions against an investment manager (a two month business suspension order and a business improvement order) and a trust...more
The FSA has published a final notice (dated September 18) issued to Pi Financial Limited, an IFA network firm. The notice imposed a fine of £58,300 for failures in relation to systemic weaknesses in Pi’s systems and controls,...more
After five years of litigation, the shot clock has expired in a long-standing legal dispute between the University of Minnesota, its men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith, and Jimmy Williams. On August 8, 2012, the Minnesota...more
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