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SEC Staff Issues New Guidance On Shareholder Proposals
On November 1, 2017, the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance issued Staff Legal Bulletin 14I reflecting guidance ostensibly easing its prior views on the availability of no-action relief ...
United States
16 Nov 2017
Shareholders At Exxonmobil Vote In Favor Of Climate Change Reporting
Shareholders at Exxon Mobil Corp. voted in favor of a climate change resolution asking the company to publish an annual report on the business impact of measures designed to limit global...
United States
13 Jun 2017
Latest Amendments To Delaware Law Revise Appraisal Rights
Effective August 1, 2016, the appraisal rights of dissenting stockholders in mergers and certain other transactions under the DGCL have been modified in two principal respects...
United States
22 Aug 2016
Changes To The New York City Retirement Systems' Proxy Guidelines
The New York City Retirement Systems (NYRS) recently published a major overhaul of their proxy voting policies, the first in 30 years.
United States
30 Jun 2016
Five On Friday – Five Recent Developments That We've Been Watching Closely
It's Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we've been monitoring.
8 Apr 2016
SEC Provides Guidance On Exclusion Of Shareholder Proposals Under The "Ordinary Business" And "Direct Conflict" Exceptions Of Rule 14a-8
Rule 14a-8(i)(9) allows a company to exclude a shareholder proposal if that proposal directly conflicts with a proposal put forth by the company at the same meeting.
United States
1 Feb 2016
How The FAST Act Will Impact Securities Laws
On December 4, 2015, the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (the FAST Act) was signed into law.
United States
18 Jan 2016
SEC Provides Guidance On Exclusion Of Shareholder Proposals Under The "Ordinary Business" And "Direct Conflict" Exclusions Of Rule 14a-8
Past guidance from the staff on this issue states that a proposal will generally not be excludable as long as there is a sufficient nexus between the nature of the proposal and the company.
United States
27 Nov 2015
Trinity Wall Street v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. − "Lawyers, Guns And Money"
On July 6, 2015 the Third Circuit Court of Appeals issued its eagerly awaited opinion in Trinity Wall Street v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc...
United States
17 Aug 2015
Shareholder Proposals Regarding Corporate Respect For Human Rights
Shareholder proposals filed during this year's proxy season reflect investors' continued concerns about the social and environmental impacts of corporate operations.
United States
18 May 2015
Third Circuit Lets Wal-Mart Exclude Firearms Proposal Under The "Ordinary Business Operations" Exception
On April 14, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit summarily reversed a troubling decision of the Federal District Court in Delaware...
United States
21 Apr 2015
Delaware Chancery Court Concludes Indemnification And Other Provisions Of A Merger Agreement Are Not Enforceable Against Non-Consenting Stockholders
The case arose from the acquisition of Audax Health Solutions, Inc. by Optum Services, Inc., a member of the UnitedHealth group of companies and a direct competitor to Cigna, a substantial stockholder of Audax.
United States
29 Jan 2015
SEC Proposes New Exchange Act Registration Thresholds And Changes To Certain "Held Of Record" Definitions
On December 18, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed new rules regarding the thresholds at which issuers may become reporting companies under Section 12(g) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934...
United States
16 Jan 2015
Board Oversight Of CSR & The Role Of The CSR Committee
Shareholders increasingly expect boards of directors to exercise greater oversight over the social and environmental impacts of corporate activities.
United States
18 Mar 2013
New Massachusetts Energy Bill To Affect Markets
On Friday, August 3, Governor Deval Patrick signed into law S. 2395, An Act Relative to Competitively Priced Electricity in the Commonwealth.
United States
13 Aug 2012
Options: What Your Board Members Want To Know And How Not To Keep Employees Waiting For Options
Option grants are usually a non-issue at the typical board meeting.
United States
13 Aug 2012
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