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By Robert Wasnofski, Jr., Michael Weinbeck
Two decisions handed down by the United States Supreme Court will make it easier for a party wrongfully sued for patent infringement to recover attorney fees.
By Christopher Doerksen
The final rules are consistent with the intent of Dodd-Frank, but introduce new concepts which must be understood by both issuers and investors.
By Christopher Doerksen
In response to the increasing frequency and severity of cybersecurity incidents, the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") has issued interpretive guidance for registrants to assist them in assessing what, if any, disclosures should be provided in periodic reports and registration statements about cybersecurity matters in light of each registrant’s specific facts and circumstances.
By Richard Helde
On October 31, 2011, the Internal Revenue Service (the "IRS") published an Announcement describing two new features for the existing tribal economic development bond ("TEDB") program.
By Timothy Goodman, Jordan Martell
At the start of this year, the IRS issued Notice 2010-6, which provides methods for employers to correct documentary failures under section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code.
By Timothy Hearn, John Norton
Section 951 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act added Section 14A to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") which requires reporting companies to make certain new disclosures and enable shareholders to cast advisory votes on executive compensation ("say-on-pay") and compensation arrangements and understandings in connection with business combination transactions ("golden parachutes").
By Elizabeth Buckingham
The web 2.0 world continues to revolutionize the ways that companies do business.
By Kimberley Anderson
On October 4, 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it would stay the effectiveness of the new proxy access rules pending resolution of a petition filed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
By Ron Moscona
The LEGO brick is one of the most commercially successful toys that ever came on the market and a highly recognisable product. It has been around for many years and, in fact, despite its cubical shape, it looks nothing like an ordinary masonry block.
By Paul Ackerman
If your company makes or distributes products that include references that a product is "patented" or suggest that it is covered by one or more patents, beware.
By Jamie Nafziger
Those familiar with Foursquare, Yelp, Gowalla and other location-based social networking sites will not be surprised that Facebook has jumped into the fray and recently launched several geolocation-related services.
By Timothy Hearn
The Securities and Exchange Commission has adopted new Rule 14a-11 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that will require public companies to permit any shareholder or group of shareholders owning at least 3% of a public company’s voting stock for at least three years to include director nominees in company proxy materials.
By Gabrielle Wirth, Rachel Schumacher
On August 16, 2010, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the United States District Court for the District of Arizona's grant of summary judgment in favor of former employer Executive Jet Management ("Executive Management") against three former employees Gregory Hawn, Michael Prince and Aric Aldrich ("Plaintiffs") on their Title VII sex discrimination claims.
By Mandana Massoumi, Gary Gansle
The California Supreme Court issued two long awaited decisions, in Reid v. Google (08/05/2010 Cal.S. Ct., No. S158965) and Lu v. Hawaiian Gardens Casino (08/09/2010 Cal.S.Ct., No. S171442), with mixed results for employers. In Reid, an age discrimination case, the Court limited the use of the "stray remarks" doctrine. Lu, a wage and hour class action, involved a claim against the employer for violation of Labor Code section 351 alleging conversion of tips by the employer's mandatory tip pooling
By Jay Kim
Reform and Protection – On July 21, 2010, President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act into law ("Dodd-Frank" or the "Act").
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