What Are the Drastic Ramifications of the New York State Anti-Money Laundering Actions and Penalty Enforcement?
Before committing to a franchise business, consider...
Following closely on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark personal jurisdiction decision in Daimler AG v. Bauman, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has issued a decision that further reinforces the...more
Yesterday, the CAFC issued its en banc decision in the U.S. v. Trek Leather case. The Court held the President of the company liable for gross negligence due to his own actions, even if he is an agent of the company....more
It’s been open season on financial institutions since the 2008-2009 financial crisis (“Financial Crisis”). State and federal prosecutors and regulators are competing with each other for press coverage of their latest consent...more
The internal affairs doctrine “is a conflict of laws principle which recognizes that only one State should have the authority to regulate a corporation’s internal affairs — matters peculiar to the relationships among or...more
There's no expression when speaking of football players to recognize a performance that hits three exceptional marks (like a hat trick in hockey or a triple double in basketball or the triple crown in baseball). Maybe there...more
In the wake of the financial crisis, federal and state regulators are increasingly taking action against individuals for alleged compliance lapses inside financial services companies, and recent reports indicate that...more
On March 31, 2014, the First Circuit reaffirmed the breadth of an insurer’s duty to defend. In W Holding Co., Inc. v. AIG Ins. Co.-Puerto Rico, No. 12–2008, 2014 WL 1280246 (1st Cir. Mar. 31, 2014), the appellate court ruled...more
Former Bank of America CEO Kenneth Lewis agreed to pay $10 million and to be barred from serving as an officer or director of a public company for three years to settle fraud charges brought by the New York Attorney General...more
A recent decision from a Massachusetts appeals court should give some Massachusetts certain managers and directors one less thing to worry about. Simply having the title of a manager or director alone is insufficient for...more
In this first in a series of briefings on topics relevant to those involved in brownfield land, we look at the issue of directors’ and officers’ personal liability....more
Directors and officers policies is the most important insurance to protect directors and officers from personal liability. Corporations often broadly indemnify their directors and officers so gaps in D&O insurance will have...more
A business experiencing financial difficulty will typically be forced to allocate its scarce resources toward payment of only some of its creditors. In that process, it is important to keep in mind that for some types of...more
Another significant potential area of personal liability for directors and officers of business corporations in Ontario to consider arises as a result of 200+ laws of all levels of government that have provisions imposing...more
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