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How FDA Considerations Impact Food And Beverage Acquisitions
When considering an acquisition of a food and beverage company, potential buyers of a company or its assets should pay particular attention to U.S. Food and Drug Administration requirements
United States
19 Aug 2019
Delaware Supreme Court Allows Caremark Claim To Proceed Against Directors Of Ice Cream Manufacturer Following Listeria Outbreak
In Marchand v. Barnhill, No. 533, 2018, 2019 Del. LEXIS 310, the Delaware Supreme Court reversed a Delaware Court of Chancery order dismissing a derivative claim alleging that an members of the board of directors...
United States
2 Aug 2019
Revised EIN Application Process Requires Individuals To Serve As The "Responsible Party"
Effective as of May 13, 2019, the U.S. Internal Revue Service (IRS) made a change to the application process for U.S. Federal employer identification numbers (EIN), the Federal tax ID
United States
12 Jul 2019
Which Are They? Independent Contractors Or Employees? Navigating The Conflicts Between State And Federal Law
According to the NLRB General Counsel's Division of Advice (GC), Uber's UberX and UberBLACK drivers are independent contractors exempt from the rights and protections of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), including...
United States
5 Jul 2019
SEC Issues Alert On Outsourcing And Data Security
The SEC recently issued a risk alert warning about using vendors and cloud-based platforms. Many broker dealers and investment advisors are turning to these third parties to store customer data.
United States
21 Jun 2019
New Executive Order To Further Restrict Business With Huawei And Other Foreign Adversaries Engaged In Cyber Espionage
On May 15, 2019, President Trump issued an Executive Order ("EO") targeting activities of certain foreign telecommunications companies based in hostile countries.
United States
4 Jun 2019
Clear For More Takeoffs: Now Is The Time To Have Your Voice Heard On New Satellite And Launch Regulations
On March 8, the U.S. government signaled regulatory changes that may create new opportunities for international collaboration on satellite development,
United States
29 Mar 2019
With The SEC, Cooperation Is Key
As an expensive "slap on the wrist," the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC" or the "Commission") recently concluded that approximately $12.7 million worth of funds raised in a 2017
United States
19 Mar 2019
Delaware Courts Address Production Of Emails And Other Electronically Stored Information In Response To Section 220 Demands
Section 220 of the Delaware General Corporation Law, 8 Del. C. § 220, provides that any stockholder of a Delaware corporation
United States
6 Feb 2019
Reminder To Perform Annual ISO/ESPP Reporting In January 2019
As discussed in our December 16, 2010 blog article, the IRS issued final regulations in 2009 under Section 6039 of the Internal Revenue Code.
United States
14 Jan 2019
Not So Fast – Challenges In Reincorporating From California To Delaware
There are several reasons that a California corporation may want to reincorporate to Delaware. Venture capital funds or other investors may demand a reincorporation to Delaware as a condition to financing.
United States
2 Aug 2018
SEC Expands The Definition Of "Smaller Reporting Company"
On June 28, 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") adopted amendments to the definition of "smaller reporting company"
United States
18 Jul 2018
New Law Requires SEC To Expand Regulation A+ To Exchange Act Reporting Companies
On May 24, 2018, President Donald J. Trump signed into law the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (the "Act").
United States
25 Jun 2018
Contracts With Foreign Companies May Require A Rewrite
A recent California case may force companies doing business with foreign entities to reconsider—and maybe rewrite—their contracts.
United States
14 Jun 2018
California Court Of Appeal Enforces Delaware Forum Selection Clause Contained In Certificate Of Incorporation
This decision reflects continued deference by the California courts to Delaware forum selection clauses in certificates of incorporation.
United States
6 Jun 2018
United States Supreme Court Holds That Foreign Corporations May Not Be Held Liable Under The Alien Tort Statute
In Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC, 584 U.S. ___, 2018 WL 1914663 (U.S. Apr. 24, 2018) (Kennedy, J.), the Supreme Court of the United States held that foreign corporations may not be sued under...
United States
3 May 2018
Dish Network To Dish Out $341M For TCPA Violations
Two recent judgements against Dish Network LLC ("Dish") for violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and similar state and federal laws demonstrate the significant liability...
United States
14 Jul 2017
The "Blockchain Amendments" To The Delaware General Corporation Law
Two amendments have been proposed to the Delaware General Corporation Law (the "DGCL") to permit corporate record keeping utilizing blockchain databases (the "Blockchain Amendments").
United States
6 Jul 2017
The "Blockchain Amendments" To The Delaware General Corporation Law
Two amendments have been proposed to the Delaware General Corporation Law (the "DGCL") to permit corporate record keeping utilizing blockchain databases (the "Blockchain Amendments").
United States
6 Jul 2017
Taking Stock In Blockchains
Corporate lawyers and software developers have been watching eagerly as the State of Delaware takes steps to enable Delaware corporations to issue shares of their stock as digital tokens.
United States
19 Jun 2017
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