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|Don’t Leave It Out of Your Earn-Out - Delaware Court of Chancery Addresses Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing in the Context Contingent Purchase Price Provisions|
Jennifer Brady, Kenneth A. Gerasimovich; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
July 15, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014When negotiations over the purchase price in a business acquisition hit an impasse, an earn-out may be a useful device to bridge the gap between the buyer and seller. Under an earn-out provision, a portion of the purchase price is paid post-closing based on the future performance of the acquired...
|California Court Broadly Defines What Information Can Qualify as a Trade Secret|
Koray Bulut, Kurt A. Kappes; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
July 14, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014A California appeals court recently explored some of the outer contours of trade secret law, and held that designs and ideas are protectable as trade secrets. In doing so, it affirmed a $5 million judgment awarded to a small Silicon Valley technology company. See Altavion, Inc. v. Konica Minolta...
|A View from Amsterdam: Dutch Supreme Court Says Redeemable Preference Shares Covered by the Dutch Participation Exemption|
Job Leusink, Thomas van der Vliet; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
July 14, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014The Dutch Supreme Court recently concluded that Australian Redeemable Preference Shares (RPS) should be regarded as equity for the purposes of the Dutch participation exemption.
|Delaware Supreme Court: Controller Buyout Mergers can now be Reviewed under Business Judgment Rule|
Clifford E. Neimeth; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
July 14, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014In a significant case of first impression, the Delaware Supreme Court, in Kahn v. M&F Worldwide Corp. (M&F Worldwide), No. 334, 2013 (Del. Mar. 14, 2014), unanimously affirmed that a controller’s buyout of its subsidiary in a negotiated merger is entitled to judicial review under the...
|New EU Ecolabel Criteria for Bed Mattresses|
Hans Urlus; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
July 11, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014On June 23, 2014, the European Commission adopted a decision establishing new ecological criteria for awarding the EU Ecolabel certification for bed mattresses (Decision).
|U.S. Court of Appeals Decision Sets Parameters on Attorney-Client Privilege in Relation to Government Contracting|
John D. Altenburg, Philip H. Cohen; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
July 11, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated a District Court decision that placed at risk sensitive, attorney-client privileged communications related to internal investigations concerning the work of government contractors. On June 27th, in In re Kellogg Brown...
|The 2014 Voluntary Disclosure Program: Important Changes for the Still Non-Compliant Taxpayer with Foreign Accounts|
Seth J. Entin, G. Michelle Ferreira, Courtney A. Hopley; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 20, 2014On June 18, 2014, the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), John Koskinen, announced significant changes to the IRS’s offshore voluntary disclosure program (referred to as the “2014 OVDP”). The changes to the program are described in this Alert. The changes are...
|The CFPB Adds Mobile Financial Services to its Contact List; Providers of Such Services Should Be Prepared to Answer the Call|
Brett M. Kitt; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 20, 2014In an attempt to understand and position itself to respond to technological innovations that are occurring in the consumer financial services market, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently issued a public request for information regarding the use by consumers of mobile electronic...
|Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Allows Ballot Question on Gaming Repeal to Proceed|
H. Hamilton Hackney, Laura McAllister Cox, Christopher H. Milton, Martha A. Sabol, Jamey L. Tesler; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 24, 2014In a widely anticipated ruling, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (SJC), the State’s highest court, issued a unanimous decision on June 24, 2014 requiring the Attorney General to certify for the November ballot a petition seeking to prohibit casino and slots gambling and abolish...
|New Jersey Redefines Permissible Types of Pay-to-Play Skill Contests|
Ed Chansky, Erica Okerberg; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014New Jersey recently amended its law on skill contests. The new law defines the types of skill contests where a payment can be required to enter. This change could affect operators of video game tournaments, fantasy sports leagues, or other competitions historically viewed as skill-based (and...