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|Queensland Parliament Passes Environmental Chain of Responsibility Legislation: Investors Off the Hook but Directors Remain Accountable|
Brett Heading, James I. Parker, Tony J. Wassaf; Jones Day;
May 18, 2016, previously published on April 2016Further to the Alert issued by Jones Day in March, the Queensland Parliament passed the Environmental Protection (Chain of Responsibility) Amendment Act 2016 (Qld) (Amendment Act) on 22 April 2016.
|Questioning Recent ISS Study on the Impact of Board Leadership Structures on CEO Pay|
Lyle G. Ganske, Daniel C. Hagen, Robin C. Melman, Robert A. (Bob) Profusek, Lizanne Thomas; Jones Day;
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 2016Institutional Shareholder Services ("ISS") published a report in March 2016 arguing that CEO compensation is impacted by companies' board structures. More specifically, ISS argues that CEOs of companies with boards chaired by an "insider" have higher compensation than CEOs of...
|The House Judiciary Committee Approves the Senate's Version of the Defend Trade Secrets Act|
Kenneth S. (Ken) Canfield, Douglas L. (Doug) Clark, Randy Kay, Christopher M. (Chris) Morrison, Kelsey I. Nix; Jones Day;
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 2016Legislation for the nation's first federal civil trade secret protection statute has come closer to enactment into law, with the House Judiciary Committee's approval of the bill on April 20, 2016.
|EPA's Consideration of Costs Leaves MATS Rule Unchanged|
Alina Fortson, Charles T. (Chuck) Wehland; Jones Day;
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 2016On April 14, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") submitted for publication in the Federal Register a Supplemental Finding, explaining how the agency took costs into account in promulgating Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for power plants (the "MATS Rule")...
|Japan Expands Renewable Energy Program, Tightens Requirements for Renewable Energy Projects|
Hirokazu Ina, Naoko Tokumoto, Kaoru Umino; Jones Day;
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 2016Japan's Cabinet recently approved a series of amendments (the "Amendments") to the Act on Special Measures Concerning the Procurement of Renewable Energy by Operators of Electric Utilities (the "Act"), which, when approved and implemented, are likely to have a significant...
|Australian Takeovers Panel Releases Reasons for Decision but Fails to Clarify Valuation Disclosure Obligations of Target Company Directors|
Mark Crean, Brett Heading, Kai Luck; Jones Day;
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 2016Further to the Alert issued by Jones Day on 12 April 2016, the Australian Takeovers Panel ("Panel") released its Reasons for Decision ("Reasons") in the Metro Mining Limited and Gulf Alumina Limited matter on 15 April, 2016.
|Department of Justice FCPA Pilot Program Outlines Incentives for Corporate Self-Disclosure and Cooperation: What's New and Will It Matter?|
Theodore T. (Ted) Chung, Richard H. (Rick) Deane, Karen P. Hewitt, Henry Klehm, Hank Bond Walther; Jones Day;
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 2016On April 5, the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") announced a one-year "FCPA Enforcement Pilot Program" to encourage voluntary self-disclosure, cooperation, and remediation (the "Pilot Program"). This effort is designed to boost enforcement by further incentivizing...
|USPTO Proposes Amendments to Streamline TTAB Procedure|
Jessica D. Bradley, John G. Froemming, Susan M. Kayser, Elizabeth A. (Liz) McKenzie, Meredith M. Wilkes; Jones Day;
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 2016On Monday, April 4, 2016, the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") issued proposed amendments to the Trademark Rules of Practice aimed at streamlining proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ("TTAB") that include significant changes to discovery...
|U.S. DOJ Requires HSR Filing by Activist Investors, Rejecting Claim of "Passive Investment"|
James P. Dougherty, Lyle G. Ganske, Michael H. (Mike) Knight, Bevin M.B. Newman, Lizanne Thomas; Jones Day;
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 2016The Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit claiming that two ValueAct Capital funds violated the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act by acquiring over $2.5 billion of voting securities in two oilfield services companies, Halliburton and Baker Hughes, without filing an HSR notification with the federal...
|Fourth Circuit Confirms Coverage for Data Breaches Claims Under Traditional CGL Insurance Policies|
Richard (Rich) DeNatale, Celia Jackson, Richard D. Milone; Jones Day;
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 2016In a highly anticipated decision, the Fourth Circuit has ruled that commercial general liability ("CGL") insurance policies provide defense coverage for class action lawsuits arising from a data breach. The decision, Travelers Indemnity Company of America v. Portal Healthcare Solutions,...