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Artificial Intelligence: The New Frontier For Assessing Insurance Coverage
U.S. and international businesses are accelerating their use of artificial intelligence (AI)[1] at an unprecedented rate
United States
18 Jun 2019
New Jersey Amends Combined Reporting, Adopts Marketplace Facilitator Law
As part of Governor Murphy's efforts to "modernize" business taxes, New Jersey enacted sweeping changes to its corporation business tax, including combined reporting and market sourcing for services.
United States
9 Oct 2018
Healthcare Investors, Innovators Wanted For HHS Summit – Nominations Due October 3, 2018
HHS Deputy Secretary Hargan has announced the creation of the "Deputy Secretary's Innovation and Investment Summit" (DSIIS).
United States
28 Sep 2018
Delaware Chancery Court Confirms: Two Step Merger Initiated As A Tender Offer Enjoys Business Judgment Rule Protection
In Volcano, the court granted the defendants' motion to dismiss claims challenging a two-step merger.
United States
21 Jul 2016
Top Courts In Delaware And New York Affirm Business Judgment Rule Protection Where Procedural Safeguards Are Followed
On May 6, 2016, in Singh v. Attenborough, the Delaware Supreme Court held that "a fully informed, uncoerced vote of the disinterested stockholders invoked the business judgment rule standard of review".
United States
17 May 2016
Treasury Proposes Fundamental New Limitations On Related Party Lending Transactions – With Retroactive Effect!
The U.S. Treasury Department has very recently and unexpectedly released significant guidance that promises, if finalized, to fundamentally limit the circumstances under which related corporations can issue debt to each other.
United States
6 May 2016
Pennsylvania Audits Public Companies For Unclaimed Securities
Holders that use third-party transfer agents, such as Computershare, should check their mailboxes, as they are likely to have a notice from Pennsylvania of an unclaimed property audit.
United States
4 May 2016
Delaware Chancery Court Applies Entire Fairness Standard To Consulting Agreement Among Affiliates Of A Controlling Shareholder
In the recent decision of In re EZCORP Inc. Consulting Agreement Derivative Litigation, the Delaware Court of Chancery clarified the standard of review when faced with shareholder challenges...
United States
12 Feb 2016
Financial Advisor Conflicts Of Interests: Rural/Metro And Other Recent Cases
In a series of recent decisions, Delaware courts have emphasized the potential risks arising when a board's financial advisor has a conflict of interests.
United States
14 Dec 2015
Delaware Court Of Chancery Cautions Directors: Be Vigilant In Recognizing Advisor's Conflict Of Interests
Shareholders challenged the merger of Zale Corporation with Signet Jewelers Ltd.
United States
22 Oct 2015
Court Dismisses In Part A Mutual Fund Excessive Fee Action Against SEI
Over the past few years, we've seen a resurgence in the number of shareholder suits against mutual fund investment advisers for excessive fees under section 36(b) of the Investment Company Act.
United States
20 Jul 2015
SEC Pushes For Enhanced Disclosure Of Pay Versus Performance
The proposed regulations, found in Release No. 34-74835, require a registrant to disclose executive pay and performance information for itself and companies in its peer group, and would not apply to "emerging growth companies".
United States
12 May 2015
Delaware Court Limits Stockholder Ratification Defense For Derivative Claim Challenging Director Compensation
Plaintiff initiated derivative litigation challenging the award of restricted stock units ("RSU") to eight non-employee directors of the Company from 2011–2013.
United States
8 May 2015
A New "Target" On Their Backs: Target's Officers And Directors Face Derivative Action Arising Out Of Data Breach
In the wake of its massive data breach, Target now faces a shareholder derivative lawsuit, filed January 29, 2014.
United States
31 Jan 2014
ISS’ 2013 Draft Policy Changes Comments Due By October 31
Institutional Shareholder Services ("ISS") recently released draft policy changes for 2013. ISS has invited all financial market participants to provide feedback on the proposed changes to its 2013 benchmark proxy voting guidelines. The comment period will close October 31, 2012. The proposed policy changes are discussed below.
United States
31 Oct 2012
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Allows Post-Merger Suits In Cases Of Fraud Or Fundamental Unfairness
Many practitioners in Pennsylvania have long been of the view that in the case of a Pennsylvania merger, no legal claim under state law seeking equitable relief or damages based on unfairness of the merger, or even fraud, could be brought by shareholders after the merger closed.
United States
17 Aug 2012
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