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|Are Club Packs a Promotional Service? Allegation Upheld in Price Discrimination Case|
Thomas Demitrack, Kathryn M. Fenton, Rachel Hadass Zernik; Jones Day;
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2015A federal district court in Wisconsin has denied a motion to dismiss an antitrust suit accusing a manufacturer of violating the Robinson-Patman Act by offering "club pack" or "large pack" products only to club stores (like Costco and Sam's Club) and not to "general...
|Second Circuit Rules That Equitable Mootness Applies in Chapter 11 Liquidations as Well as Reorganizations|
Mark G. Douglas, Timothy Hoffmann; Jones Day;
February 26, 2015, previously published on January/February 2015In Beeman v. BGI Creditors' Liquidating Trust (In re BGI, Inc.), 772 F.3d 102 (2d Cir. 2014), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit considered whether the doctrine of "equitable mootness" applied to the appeal of a confirmation order approving a liquidating chapter 11 plan. In...
|American Quarter Horse Association Can Ban Cloned Horses, Says Fifth Circuit, Rejecting Antitrust Challenge|
Thomas F. Allen, Thomas R. Jackson, J. Bruce McDonald, Thomas D. York; Jones Day;
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2015The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the American Quarter Horse Association's right to bar cloned horses from its breed registry, reversing a jury verdict against the association. The case is Abraham & Veneklasen Joint Venture v. American Quarter Horse Association. This ruling has...
|President Obama Continues Push on Cybersecurity|
Todd S. McClelland, Michael G. Morgan, Mauricio F. Paez, Katherine S. Ritchey, Gregory P. Silberman; Jones Day;
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2015On February 13, 2015, President Obama spoke to attendees of the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection held at Stanford University. Calling the digital world a "sort of Wild Wild West," Obama and many corporate representatives announced developments intended to...
|Extensive Proposal on Prepaid Cards May Signal Broader CFPB Approach for Short-Term Credit Rules|
Lisa M. Ledbetter, Courtney Lyons Snyder; Jones Day;
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2015The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's ("CFPB") proposed prepaid financial products rule ("Proposed Rule"), if adopted without change, would impose sweeping new requirements on issuers of prepaid products—that is, physical cards, apps, and other electronic devices that...
|SEC Permits Abbreviated Tender and Exchange Offers for Non-Convertible High-Yield and Investment-Grade Debt Securities|
Ian B. Blumenstein, Kimberly J. Pustulka, Edward B. Winslow; Jones Day;
February 26, 2015, previously published on January 2015On January 23, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission responded to a request submitted by a consortium of law firms, including Jones Day, representing a diverse group of issuers, investment banks, and investors, by issuing a no-action letter indicating that it would not recommend SEC...
|SEC Proposes Disclosure Regarding Hedging Policies|
Bradley C. Brasser, Boris Dolgonos, Charles T. Haag, J. Eric Maki, W. Stuart Ogg; Jones Day;
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2015On February 9, 2015, the SEC issued a proposing release to implement certain provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("Dodd-Frank"). This proposed rule will require companies to disclose whether employees and directors are permitted to or prohibited...
|Opportunities in Oil Financing and Investment: Meeting the Industry's Capital Needs in Challenging Times|
Isaac Griesbaum, Kit Rockhill, Omar Samji; Jones Day;
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2015With crude oil prices tumbling nearly 60 percent since June 2014 to near six-year lows, the decline in energy company stocks alone has erased more than $263 billion in market value. Oil companies and investors alike are scrambling to adjust to lower oil prices. Oil producers in particular are in...
|ABI Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 Issues Final Report and Recommendations|
Mark G. Douglas; Jones Day;
February 26, 2015, previously published on January/February 2015After nearly three years of study and 16 public field hearings, a commission established by the American Bankruptcy Institute (the "ABI Commission") to study the reform of chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code issued its Final Report and Recommendations on December 8, 2014 (the...
|Consumer Associations Will Be Entitled to Bring Collective Action for Data Protection Violations|
Undine von Diemar; Jones Day;
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2015The German Federal Cabinet has adopted draft legislation that, if approved, will allow civil claims to enforce violations of data protection provisions protecting consumer rights (Entwurf eines Gesetzes zur Verbesserung der zivilrechtlichen Durchsetzung von verbraucherschützenden Vorschriften...