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HTMLSEC’s Increased Use of Administrative Proceedings Draws Criticism and Legal Challenges
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 12, 2014
The SEC’s plan to bring more enforcement actions as administrative proceedings before its own administrative law judges rather than in the federal district courts - even in insider trading cases - has been drawing increasing criticism and legal challenges. Most recently, Judge Jed Rakoff of...

 

HTMLThe High Cost of Whistleblowing
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014
In a number of recent posts, we have highlighted the SEC’s whistleblower program, which offers awards of 10%-30% of the money collected where a whistleblower provides high-quality, original information that results in an SEC enforcement action with sanctions exceeding $1 million.

 

HTMLIRS Provides Increased Flexibility on Management Contracts for Tax-Exempt Bond-Financed Property
Maxwell D. Solet; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 10, 2014
On October 24, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2014-67 (the “Notice”), which provides important guidance and increased flexibility for issuers and conduit borrowers of tax-exempt bonds regarding contracting with private parties in a manner that avoids “private...

 

HTMLFederal Judge Denies EEOC’s Petition for Temporary Restraining Order; Allows Employer to Penalize Employees Who Decline to Participate in Employee Wellness Program
Gauri P. Punjabi; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 5, 2014
Last week, we blogged about the EEOC’s recent litigations involving employee wellness programs, including the Honeywell case where the EEOC sought to prohibit Honeywell from penalizing employees who decline to participate in the company’s wellness program. On Monday, a Minnesota...

 

HTMLIt’s a Material IP World: Trademarks, Copyrights, Design Patents and Fabric Designs
Susan Neuberger Weller; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 5th, 2014
Fabric design is a creative art form that has existed for thousands of years. Although the methods for creating such designs have evolved, the purpose and function of such designs has not changed as significantly. Fabric designs are used for purely ornamental and decorative purposes, for purposes...

 

HTMLPresident Obama Announces Extended Visas for China/US Travel
Danielle Lifrieri; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 11, 2014
Arriving for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit on November 10, President Obama announced the conclusion of a reciprocal deal with China that will see both countries extend the length of the multiple-entry visitor visas available to citizens visiting the other country.

 

HTMLThree Take-Aways from the SEC’s Six-Month Report on Administrative Proceedings
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on October 31, 2014
By rule, the SEC is required to issue a report on the Commission’s administrative proceedings caseload every six months. On October 29, 2014, the SEC issued its most recent report covering the six month period from April 1, 2014 through September 30, 2014. This report also included the...

 

HTMLNew European Unity Rules in Effect November 1, 2014
Christina Sperry, David Wraige; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014
Good news for European patent applicants! On November 1, 2014, amended Rule 164 of the European Patent Convention (EPC), which was previously analyzed by Global IP Matters, finally went into effect. Rule 164 as amended offers applicants more flexibility because the European Patent Office (EPO) will...

 

HTMLNovember Elections Impact the Food & Beverage Industry (Part 1)
Michelle Gillette, Mina Nasseri; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 6th, 2014
Bids to require mandatory labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMO) were voted down in Colorado and Oregon on Tuesday. Colorado voters rejected Proposition 105, with nearly 70% of voters saying no; while Oregon voters rejected Measure 92, with only 50.9% against the...

 

HTMLHow to Tailor Your Strategies for Engaging With Shareholder Activists
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014
When it comes to engaging with shareholder activists, one size does not fit all. It’s crucial to think about the activist’s goals and possible outcomes. Is the activist seeking governance reforms, or a short-term return on an investment? How likely is it that the engagement will be...

 


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