Dorsey & Whitney LLP

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50 South Sixth Street
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Minneapolis, MN 55402-1498, United States
Phone: (612) 340-2600
Fax: (612) 340-2868
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Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Can a Stock Photography Agency Bring a Copyright Lawsuit? The Ninth Circuit Says “Maybe,” and the Supremes Say Nothing

Can a stock photography agency bring a copyright infringement lawsuit on behalf of individual photographers? According to the Ninth Circuit, the answer is “maybe.”…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

SEC ALJs – Lucia, the Appointments Clause and Remedies

Whether the Commission’s Administrative Law Judges were appointed in accord with the Constitution and thus validly hold their positions will be argued on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. before the Supreme Court in Raymond…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Securities Law

This Week In Securities Litigation

The Commission proposed a package of rules and interpretations focused on retail investors. At the center of the package is proposed Regulation Best Choice focused on the relation between brokers and their clients…more
 /  Business Organizations, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

SEC Charges Broker With Theft From Pension Plan

The Commission frequently brings actions in which the defendant is charged with misappropriating investor funds. Typically those cases center on an offering fraud in which the defendant sold investors securities using false…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Securities Law

In One Decision, The Eleventh Circuit Creates Two Circuit Splits

Rejecting the views of the Fourth and Tenth Circuits, the Eleventh Circuit held the FCA’s three year statute of limitations period in § 3731(b)(2) applies to a relator’s claim even when the United States declines to intervene,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Government Contracting, Health

Major Companies Receive FTC Warranty Warnings

In a wake-up call to businesses that offer non-compliant consumer warranties, last week the Federal Trade Commission announced that its staff had sent warning letters to six major companies that market and sell automobiles,…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection

The Supreme Court - April 17, 2018

The Supreme Court of the United States issued three decisions yesterday - United States v. Microsoft Corp., No. 17-2: Federal law enforcement agents obtained a warrant under 18 U.S.C. §2703, requiring Microsoft to disclose…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Immigration Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Federal Circuit Finds Personalized Medicine Invention Subject Matter Eligible

The Federal Circuit recently held claims for a personalized medicine treatment were patent eligible and valid. The claims at issue were directed toward administering specific dosages of a drug in the presence or absence of a…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Choosing Your Words Carefully in Advertising: NAD Recommends Advertiser Discontinue Use of the Word “Choosing”

Almost every NAD case begins with the maxim: It is well-established that an advertiser is responsible for all reasonable interpretations of its claims, not simply the messages it intended to convey. It follows that advertisers…more
 /  Communications & Media Law

OCIE Risk Alert Highlights the Most Frequent Adviser Fees and Expenses Deficiencies

On April 12, 2018, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) released a Risk Alert identifying the most frequently cited compliance deficiencies relating to fees and expenses charged by SEC registered…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

USAOs Bring Two More Cryptocurrency Related Fraud Actions

All things cryptocurrency related continue to be significant draws for investors. Unfortunately that attraction often leads to a loss of investor cash. The losses, however, are not typically from the cryptocurrency but from the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

ACA International v. FCC Aftermath: 28 Days Later

In ACA Int’l v. FCC, No. 15-211, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 6535 (D.C. Cir. Mar. 16, 2018) the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit overturned the FCC’s “expansive” interpretation of what constitutes an…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

Courts Give SEC Split Decisions on Same Day

March 29, 2018 was a significant day for the Commission. The agency obtained decisions in two different cases. In one, the Commission prevailed against two defendants in a bench trial held seven years ago arising from the market…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

This Week In Securities Litigation

One firm and three of its officers were named as defendants in a Commission enforcement action that could have been cloned from earlier remarks of Chairman Clayton about cryptocurrency. In one speech the Chairman decried…more
 /  Business Torts, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

IA Arrested On Bail For Continuing Fraudulent Scheme

A focus of a typical bail hearing is flight risk – is the person charged likely to return for the pending court proceedings and face the charges. Recently, a long established investment adviser was arrested on fraud charges…more
 /  Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law
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