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Inside the Courts – An Update From Skadden Securities Litigators - November 2017/ Volume 9 / Issue 4

This quarter’s issue includes summaries and associated court opinions of selected cases principally decided between August 2017 and October 2017....more

Federal Whistleblower Laws Collide With The Attorney-Client Privilege: The Bio-Rad Case Study

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Federal whistleblower laws collide with the in-house attorney-client privilege. The trial round goes to the whistleblower. The expected appellate round has still not been fought. In a February 7,...more

Oregon Court Calls Delaware By-Law Forum Selection Provisions Into Question

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

This past summer, an Oregon state court held that a Delaware “bylaw forum selection provision” was unenforceable. In its decision, Roberts v. TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc., the Court considered relevant that the provision was...more

State Action Doctrine At The Supreme Court: Take Two

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

The Supreme Court has a renewed interest in the state action doctrine. After declining to clarify what types of state action are exempt from federal antitrust scrutiny for years, the Supreme Court agreed to hear its second...more

Buyer Beware: Seventh Circuit Upholds Application of the Federal Common Law Standard of Successor Liability in an Asset Sale

One of the benefits to structuring an acquisition as an asset deal is that the buyer has the ability to choose the liabilities that it will assume and the liabilities that will remain with the seller, including contingent...more

7th Circuit Holds Successor Liable for FLSA Claims, Despite Buyer’s Disclaimer

In Teed v. Thomas & Betts Power Solutions, LLC, the 7th Circuit in an opinion written by Judge Posner held that, absent a good reason to withhold liability, a purchaser of assets was subject to successor liability for Fair...more

Successor Liability Under The FLSA: Seventh Circuit Holds Purchaser Of Assets From Receiver Of Company Which Had Violated FLSA...

by Dickinson Wright on

In a case which is sure to complicate the sale of companies (or discrete divisions thereof) and have widespread influence in other Circuits, the Seventh Circuit recently held that a company which acquired the assets (not...more

BLG Monthly Update, May 2012

by Neil Guthrie on

Crucial commas, greasy chips and electronic contracts -- all this and more in the BLG Monthly Update for May 2012!...more

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