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Rural/Metro: Delaware Supreme Court Affirms $76 Million Award Against Financial Advisor
On November 30, 2015, the Delaware Supreme Court issued an opinion affirming the Court of Chancery's decision in In re Rural/Metro Corporation Stockholders Litigation.
United States
31 Dec 2015
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The Importance Of Oversight
The Delaware Court of Chancery recently made a series of rulings that underscore the importance of oversight by directors in performing their fiduciary duty of care...
United States
14 Dec 2015
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Board Participation In Cybersecurity: What More Needs To Be Done?
High-profile data breaches seem to hit the headlines almost every day. These breaches have proved terrifying for many companies, particularly as the attackers release embarrassing emails and other information.
United States
6 Nov 2015
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Fraud Means A "Fairer" Price
On August 27, 2015 the Delaware Court of Chancery issued a post-trial decision, In re Dole Food Company, Inc. Stockholder Litigation, that held two of Dole's directors, David Murdock and Michael Carter, personally liable...
United States
23 Sep 2015
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SEC Awards $500K To Company Officer Whistleblower
Typically, officers, directors, trustees and partners who learn about a fraud from another employee are not eligible for an award under the program.
United States
24 Mar 2015
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SEC Seeks Serious Penalties Against Sands Brothers Senior Officers for Alleged Repeated Custody Rule Violations
The SEC announced that it had instituted administrative proceedings under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 against Sands Brothers Asset Management LLC.
United States
16 Dec 2014
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From Bad To Worse – Rural/Metro Financial Advisor Hit With $75.8 Million In Damages
On October 10, 2014, Vice Chancellor Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery issued an opinion assessing damages in In re: Rural/Metro Corporation Shareholders Litigation.
United States
23 Oct 2014
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Delaware Court Of Chancery Reaffirms The Right Of Corporations To Enact Forum Selection Clauses In Shareholder Suits
The Delaware Court of Chancery has built on a 2013 ruling protecting Delaware corporations’ right to adopt bylaws that select the forums where shareholders may file suit.
United States
19 Sep 2014
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Do Your Employment Practices Or D&O Liability Policies Insure Against Immigration Enforcement Actions?
Policyholders might expect that their directors’ and officers’ liability insurance policies would insure against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement actions.
United States
25 Jul 2014
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Key Issues In Evaluating And Negotiating D&O Insurance Coverage
Over the last decade directors and officers of public and private companies have increasingly become targets in civil litigation and enforcement actions.
United States
18 Jun 2014
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New Target On The CEO’s Back: Data Privacy And Security
Target Chairman, President and CEO Gregg Steinhafel lost his job in large part due to the Target data breaches from November 2013 to January 2014.
United States
15 May 2014
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Ethical Business Conduct: An Enforcement Perspective
At a recent seminar held at the offices of PwC, the Director of the Serious Fraud Office, David Green CB QC, made an important speech in relation to the role of the SFO.
UK
26 Mar 2014
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WSJ Examines Impact Of New ISS Standard For Board Responsiveness
In a recent article, the Wall Street Journal highlighted a change in the standard that ISS will use to gauge the responsiveness of boards of directors to majority-supported shareholders starting in 2014.
United States
6 Jan 2014
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European Business Law Update: Autumn 2012
According to article 3(1) of the Belgian Royal Decree No. 38 of 27 July 1967 on the application of the social security scheme for self-employed persons, agents of a company or association liable to pay Belgian corporation tax or Belgian tax on non-residents are irrebuttably presumed to pursue a professional activity in Belgium as self-employed persons.
European Union
29 Nov 2012
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Changes In Social Security Obligations For EU Foreign Directors Of Belgian Companies
According to article 3(1) of the Belgian Royal Decree No. 38 of 27 July 1967 on the application of the social security scheme for self-employed persons, agents of a company or association liable to pay Belgian corporation tax or Belgian tax on non-residents are irrebuttably presumed to pursue a professional activity in Belgium as self-employed persons.
Belgium
28 Nov 2012
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Employment Autumn Update
The Court enforced a six-month post-termination restrictive covenant, which prevented a director from soliciting anyone who had been a customer or client of Safety Net Security Limited at any time during the course of the director’s employment.
United States
20 Nov 2012
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Proxy Access - Gone, Or Just A Phoenix?
On September 6, 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a press release confirming that it will not seek a rehearing or Supreme Court review of the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit relating to the proxy access rules.
United States
14 Sep 2011
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Access Denied! Court Invalidates Proxy Access Rules
On July 22, 2011, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated the proxy access rules pursuant to its ruling on the petition filed by the Business Roundtable and U.S. Chamber of Commerce (the "petitioners") for review of these rules.
United States
4 Aug 2011
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Belgian Act On Shareholders' Rights Impacts Public And Non-Listed Companies
The Belgian Act of Dec. 20, 2010, regarding the exercise of certain shareholders’ rights in listed companies (wet betreffende de uitoefening van bepaalde rechten van aandeelhouders in beursgenoteerde vennootschappen / Loi concernant l’exercice de certains droits des actionnaires de sociétés cotées ) was published in the Belgian Official Gazette on April 18, 2011 (the Act).
Belgium
3 May 2011
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Foundation Management Survey Reveals Governance And Expenses Of Foundation Boards
The Council on Foundations, a nonprofit membership association of grantmaking foundations and corporations, on March 4th released its three-part 2010 Foundation Management Series, which provides a view of governance practices and administrative expenses.
United States
9 Mar 2011
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