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Minneapolis, MN 55402-1498, United States
Phone: (612) 340-2600
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Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Will New York Law Go the Way of Weedo: Tenth Circuit Predicts New York Court of Appeals Will Hold that Property Damage Caused by a Subcontractor’s Defective Workmanship Can Constitute an Occurrence Under a Contractor’s CGL Policy

On February 13, 2018, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court decision, which concluded that, under New York law, the property damage caused by a subcontractor’s faulty workmanship did not qualify as a covered…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Insurance

This Week In Securities Litigation

Each SEC Commissioner joined a statement saying “Thank you Jacob” and fair well to perhaps the longest tenured staff member at the agency, Jacob Stillman. Jake joined the staff in 1962 and served in various capacities for 55…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

To EatRight, It May be Too Late

The Ninth Circuit breathed new life, for now, into a trademark infringement suit brought by Eat Right Foods Ltd.’s (“ERF”) against Whole Foods Market, Inc. The district court had granted summary judgment for Whole Foods after…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

Developer “Tagged” with $6.75 Million Damages Award for Willfully Destroying Graffiti Art of Recognized Stature

We previously posted about an advisory jury verdict rendered in the 5Pointz litigation (Cohen et al v. G&M Realty LP et al.), a case involving the whitewashing of the famous exterior aerosol (or “graffiti”) art in the space…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Remedies

D.C. Circuit Upholds CFPB’s Constitutionality: Why the PHH Case Underscores the Importance of Internal Agency Discipline

On January 31, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a plurality opinion en banc that confirmed the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (“CFPB”) governance by a sole Director, while…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

SEC Targets Advisers With New Cooperation Initiative

The SEC’s Division of Enforcement announced a new cooperation initiative addressed to investment advisers who have failed to disclose conflicts arising from the receipt of 12b-1 fees from mutual funds. In essence, the initiative…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

SEC Files Another Action Centered on Trading in Opaque Markets

The Commission filed another action centered misrepresentations made in opaque trading markets for mortgage backed securities. Unlike its earlier actions in this area, however, the case settled simultaneous with filing…more
 /  Business Torts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial, Securities Law

Patience is Waning: Courts Start Reversing Themselves on TCPA Stays as Delay on Omnibus Ruling Continues

It has been 15 months since oral argument in the ACA’s appeal of the FCC’s 2015 Omnibus, and courts are starting to lose patience waiting for a decision by the D.C. Circuit. Last week, two district courts in California lifted…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Health

SEC Announces New Cooperation Initiative for Advisers

The SEC’s Division of Enforcement announced a new cooperation initiative addressed to investment advisers who have failed to disclose conflicts arising from the receipt of 12b-1 fees from mutual funds. In essence, the initiative…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

China’s Greater Bay Area Puts Hong Kong In The Lead As Super Connector To The World

China’s open door policy is further opening up to welcome the world for business. The country is now building a landmark megalopolis on its southern coast with the name the “Greater Bay Area” (the “GBA”)…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

TCPA Class Certification Denial Exposes Major Spousal Scheme

There are plenty of things I’d like to do with my wife one day. Take a trip to Greece. Finally convince her to go camping with me (never going to happen). But filing a class action with her as class representative is definitely…more
 /  Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy

Cannabis Branding and Free Speech Considerations

A recent out-of-court settlement following an 8th Circuit decision in Gerlich v. Leath highlights some of the unique legal issues that surround the branding of products in the cannabis space. In 2012, two students at Iowa…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Education, Intellectual Property

SEC’s OCIE Announces National Exam Program Priorities

The SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) published its National Exam Program Examination Priorities. This year’s publication comes in the form of a brochure, much like the one issued by the Division…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Tax Reform to Impact Compensation Deduction Claimed by Foreign Private Issuers

While the recently enacted U.S. tax reform legislation did not overhaul executive compensation to the extent proposed in early forms of the bill, Section 162(m) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code was dramatically revised in a way…more
 /  Business Organizations, Taxation

This Week In Securities Litigation

Cryptocurrencies continued to be an important topic of discussion this week. The Chairman of the SEC and the Chairman of the CFTC testified before the Senate Banking Committee on the subject…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law
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