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Benefit Corporations - A New Type Of Corporation - Are Now Authorized In Pennsylvania
On January 23, 2013, the Pennsylvania Benefit Corporation Act (the Act) became effective.
United States
23 Mar 2013
Proposed Amendments To Rule 506 As Mandated By The JOBS Act
The Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) proposed rules to eliminate the prohibition against general solicitation and general advertising in certain securities offerings.
United States
12 Mar 2013
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules Post-Trial Motions Are Not Necessarily Required Following Remand
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its much anticipated opinion on Friday, September 28, 2012, in Newman Dev. Group of Pottstown, LLC v. Genuardi’s Family Markets, Inc., No. 101 MAP 2011, 2012 Pa. LEXIS 2262 (Pa. Sept. 28, 2012) (Newman II), involving the interpretation of Pennsylvania Rule of Civil Procedure 227.1, which requires post-trial motions to be filed within 10 days after certain events.
United States
8 Oct 2012
Pennsylvania Court Decertifies Class In Fiduciary Breach Case Against H & R Block
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court last week upheld the decertification of a class of H&R Block customers challenging the tax preparer’s "Rapid Refund" program as deceptive, holding that the existence of a confidential relationship between H&R Block and each class member—a prerequisite to the plaintiff’s claim for breach of fiduciary duty—cannot be determined on a classwide basis.
United States
12 Sep 2012
GAO Publishes Report On Factors That May Affect Trends In Regulation A Offerings
One of the primary objectives behind the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the JOBS Act) was to increase small business capital formation.
United States
31 Jul 2012
Looking For A Viable Dispute Resolution Forum For China Deals
Chinese law and Chinese courts are often excluded from the international commercial dispute resolution arena because of uncertainty occasioned by China’s underdeveloped legal system including a lack of precedential authority of Chinese courts judicial decisions, fear of local participants’ undue influence on judges and arbitrators, and broadly rumored corrupt courts
27 Jul 2012
The JOBS ACT: SEC Guidance On The Changes To The Registration And Deregistration Requirements Under The Exchange Act
H.R. 3606, also known as the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act), was signed into law on April 5, 2012.
United States
11 Jul 2012
The Potential Implications Of The JOBS Act On D&O Coverage
On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, better known as the JOBS Act.
United States
5 Jul 2012
The JOBS Act: SEC Guidance On The Confidential Submission Process
H.R. 3606, also known as the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act), was signed into law on April 5, 2012. Since its enactment, the Division of Corporate Finance (the Division) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) has provided guidance on the implementation and application of the JOBS Act in light of its existing rules, regulations and procedures.
United States
17 May 2012
A Spoliation Ace In The Hole
A district court case decided last month shows how a company’s email retention and litigation hold policies can affect claims of spoliation by adverse parties in litigation.
United States
24 Apr 2012
Orleans Saints' Bounty System And The Law
An investigation conducted by the NFL revealed that a number of defensive players and coaches from the New Orleans Saints maintained a "bounty" program.
United States
2 Apr 2012
Magistrate Judge Peck's Message To The Bar: Predictive Coding Should Be "Seriously Considered" first discussed this emerging issue in its blog post on February 15, 2012.
United States
12 Mar 2012
Federal Court Incentivizes Narrow e-Discovery Through Cost Shifting
A case does not have to involve complex commercial litigation or technical patent disputes to create serious electronic discovery problems.
United States
5 Mar 2012
NLRB Strikes Down Class Arbitration Waiver
Last year, in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, the Supreme Court upheld a class arbitration waiver in a consumer contract.
United States
29 Feb 2012
All's "Well" For Halliburton: No Sanctions Result From BP's Spoliation Claims
United States District Judge Carl Barbier recently affirmed Magistrate Judge Sally Shushan’s denial of BP’s motion for spoliation sanctions against Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
United States
24 Feb 2012
GPS Tracking Devices, Technology & Privacy: U.S. v. Jones
Ongoing advances in modern technology consistently change the way we think about our privacy rights.
United States
10 Feb 2012
Attorney-Client Interview - Practice Points Part 2
It is essential to know what happened both from the client's perspective and from the government's point of view.
United States
6 Jan 2012
New York Court Of Appeals Decides Martin Act Does Not Preempt Private Common Law Claims
The Martin Act, New York State’s "blue sky" law, N.Y. Gen. Bus. Law, Art. 23-A, § 352 et seq. (McKinney 1996), was enacted in 1921 to protect New York investors from fraud in the offer and sale of securities.
United States
5 Jan 2012
Accused Of Bias, Judge Recuses Himself From 17 Ongoing Cases
Can joint representation with independent counsel remedy a conflict of interest? In a recent criminal case in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, a federal judge denied the public defender’s request to withdraw over a conflict of interest from a prior representation and instead ordered the public defender to obtain separate counsel who could independently manage any claimed conflict.
United States
30 Nov 2011
Poison Pills Are Back In The News: What You Need To Know
Shareholder rights plans, commonly known as poison pills, are used by companies to defend against hostile takeovers. A poison pill creates an incentive for a hostile bidder to negotiate with the target company and, in certain cases, deter an unwanted offer completely.
United States
17 Oct 2011
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