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Robins Kaplan LLP

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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The Dow’s serious dive on Friday helped put all three major indices into correction territory (aka, all are now at least 10% below their peak from earlier this year....more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

This Week In Securities Litigation

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The Commission filed a series of settled administrative proceedings this week. The cases were based on topics which are by now familiar: Undisclosed conflicts involving investment advisers, an ICO, internal controls and an...more

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

State Representative Enters Consent Agreement for $14K in Ethics Violations, But No Criminal Referral

Last week, the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission (“Commission”) entered into a public consent agreement to fine a sitting state representative $14,000 for violating state ethics law. The Commission’s final adjudication,...more

Proskauer - Minding Your Business

The Golden Rules: A Primer on California’s New Professional Responsibility Rules

California overhauled its Rules of Professional Conduct effective November 1, 2018. This post highlights some impactful revisions for commercial litigators. However, all California lawyers should familiarize themselves with...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Delaware Litigation Developments Impacting Financial Advisors

Over the last few years, significant developments in Delaware law and practice have changed the traditional M&A litigation landscape. These developments resulted in a dramatic reduction in pre-closing applications for...more

Esquire Deposition Solutions, LLC

Imputed Disqualification: Challenges of Suing Former Clients

The case of RehabCare Group East, Inc. v. Village Health Care Management, LLC demonstrates the importance of thorough and vigorous conflict of interest checks by attorneys to avoid representation overlap. This case...more

Carlton Fields

Is It Time To Harvest The NAIC Suitability In Annuity Transactions Model Regulation?

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At the NAIC Fall 2018 National Meeting, state regulators continued plowing through the Suitability in Annuity Transactions Model Regulation (Model 275) (Suitability Model)....more

PilieroMazza PLLC

Weekly Update Newsletter - November 2018

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DEFENSE DEPARTMENT - Performance-Based Payments and Progress Payments (DFARS Case 2017-D019) - The Department of Defense (DOD) is withdrawing the proposed rule on performance-based payments and progress payments that it...more

Hogan Lovells

Directors and officers in M&A litigation

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We’ve asked lawyers from our offices in Spain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the U.S. to talk about when directors and officers get caught up in M&A litigation....more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Post-Election Issues (Inaugurations, Transitions, and Special Elections)

Now that the 2018 midterm elections are over, we must contend with legal issues that arise from activities related to federal, state and local inaugural and transition committees, as well as recounts and runoff elections. As...more

Patrick Malone & Associates P.C. | DC Injury...

Harms of medical bunk are real, as $105 million verdict affirms

The rising flood of health care hype, bunk, and conflicts of interst really can harm patients, as has just been emphasized by a $105-million jury verdict, the brave actions of a leading patient advocacy expert, and the...more

Poyner Spruill LLP

Recent Decision Highlights Potential Personal Liability of Hospital Directors Based on Breach of Fiduciary Duty

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In a recent case, a federal bankruptcy court in Michigan reviewed important questions involving breach of fiduciary duty and the application of the business judgment rule to both management and volunteer board members of a...more

Hogan Lovells

UK: FCA publishes PPI complaints deadline progress report

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On 24 October 2018, the FCA published a report on the progress of its consumer communications campaign on PPI mis-selling (the “CCC”) and its supervision of the manner in which firms are handling PPI complaints....more

Hardin Compliance Consulting LLC

Practical Tips on Cross-Trade Testing, Disclosure Failures for RIAs Receiving Extra Services from Custodians, and Reasons to Fix...

Lessons Learned from Recent SEC and FINRA Cases: SEC Sees through Scheme to Circumvent Cross Trading Rules: A team is only as strong as its weakest player. In yet another cross-trading enforcement case this year, the SEC...more

PilieroMazza PLLC

Three Indicators You Need an OCI Mitigation Plan

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The risk of an organizational conflict of interest (“OCI”)—either perceived or actual—strikes fear in the heart of many a government contractor. An OCI may result in disqualification from a procurement, an adverse bid protest...more

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

The Lawyers' Lawyer Newsletter - Halloween Issue - October 2018

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TRICK OR TREAT! - As Halloween nears, and the Great Pumpkin readies itself to visit, the editors of the Halloween edition of the Lawyers’ Lawyer Newsletter invite you to enjoy the suspenseful but hair-raisingly narrow...more

Carlton Fields

Suitability Working Group Stirs Ingredients for Suitability Model Potion

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On October 22 and 23, the NAIC Annuity Suitability (A) Working Group (Suitability WG) held an interim meeting to review comments received on the Suitability in Annuity Transactions Model Regulation (Model 275) (Suitability...more

Mayer Brown Free Writings + Perspectives

Analysts' Stock Ownership and Recommendations

In a recent paper, authors Jesse Chan, Steve Lin, Yong Yu, and Wuyang Zhao review the ways in which owning stock in covered companies affects recommendations by analysts. ...more

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Delaware Court of Chancery Addresses Duties and Exposure of Activist Stockholder and Its Board Designee

In a 137-page post-trial opinion, Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery ruled that an activist stockholder of PLX Technology (PLX) had acted through a principal who served on the PLX board of...more

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

California District Court Applies California's New Rule of Professional Conduct to Disqualify Firm from Representation

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SkyBell Technologies, Inc. v. Ring, Inc., No. 18-cv-14 (C.D. Cal Sept. 18, 2018) - Brief Summary - Law Firm bid on the representation of the plaintiff, Sky Bell Technologies ("Plaintiff"), prior to the filing of...more

Blank Rome LLP

Top Tips For Avoiding Legal Malpractice Claims

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I. Why It Matters In recent years, law firms and legal professionals have seen an uptick in the frequency of legal malpractice claims, including significant claims with damages in excess of $50 million. One of the major...more

Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC

[Webinar] Organizational Conflicts of Interests (OCIs): What They Are and How Contractors Can Work with the Government to Mitigate...

OCIs can have a serious negative impact on contractors. If it is determined that an OCI exists, it can lead to a contractor being excluded from a contract competition, having an existing contract terminated, and, in some...more

Lathrop Gage

Top 10 Tips for the Professional Fiduciary to Avoid Litigation

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Communication is Key. This may seem obvious, but good communication can go a long way in preventing a dispute. This includes timely responding to emails and voice messages...more

Holland & Knight LLP

2 Clients Seeking Damages from 1 Pool of Money Equals 1 Disqualified Attorney

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• In Bridgepoint Construction Services, Inc. v. Newton, et al., the California Court of Appeal recently affirmed a trial court's decision to disqualify an attorney from representing multiple clients who all sought damages...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

The Distributed Ledger: Blockchain, Digital Assets and Smart Contracts

This is the inaugural issue of The Distributed Ledger, a periodic publication covering the latest trends and developments in blockchain technology, digital assets and smart contracts. In this edition, we examine a federal...more

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