Legal Articles: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

 







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Adobe PDFBeware of “Gypsy Swaps” and Other Unlawful Transactions Involving Free-Trading Stock
John P. Cleary; Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 8, 2014, previously published on September 2014
“Gypsy Swaps” are a transaction structure that has been employed by stock promoters for many years. When a private purchaser buys stock from an issuer in a private placement transaction, that private purchaser acquires restricted securities that he cannot immediately sell in the open...

 

Adobe PDFWhen is Final Really Final? The Federal Circuit Wrestles with Conflicting Court and PTO Decisions Relating to the Same Patent
Robert H. Sloss; Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 8, 2014, previously published on September 2014
Yogi Berra, the sage of baseball and life, once said, “It ain’t over until it’s over.” In many respects, that philosophy applies to district court patent infringement litigation that advances in parallel with proceedings in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to invalidate...

 

Adobe PDFReform of CEQA Transportation Impact Analysis on the Horizon
Evelyn F. Heidelberg; Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 8, 2014, previously published on September 2014
The State Water Resources Control Board (“SWRCB”) adopted a new Industrial General Permit (“General Permit”) on April 1, 2014, which replaces the 1997 version. Pursuant to the Federal Clean Water Act (“CWA”) sections 301 and 402, the General Permit authorizes...

 

Adobe PDFLegal Issues for Startups in the Charitable Fundraising Space
Aaron B. Sokoloff; Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 5, 2014, previously published on August 2014
The charity-focused startup is a business model that has become popular among entrepreneurs. In this model, the company creates some kind of internet-based platform for charitable giving and charges a transaction fee on the donations that it facilitates. It’s easy to see the appeal of these...

 

Adobe PDFSmith & Wesson Holstered by the SEC Over FCPA Violations: Lessons Learned
Robert G. Marasco; Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 4, 2014, previously published on July 2014
Smith & Wesson, the iconic American firearms manufacturer, settled a case on July 28, 2014, with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for multiple violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). Fortunately for the rest of us, the case provides...

 

Adobe PDFHelp! I Got a DUI. Will I Lose My Professional License?
Robert G. Marasco, Jamie D. Quient; Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 4, 2014, previously published on July 22, 2014
Licensed professionals, such as doctors, nurses, dentists, and real estate agents, to name a few, who are found guilty of driving under the influence (DUI) or other criminal offenses may find themselves fighting to retain their professional license. Likewise, applicants for professional licenses...

 

Adobe PDFEncryption - Don’t Leave Home (or Work) Without It
Robert G. Marasco; Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 4, 2014, previously published on July 29, 2014
Encryption is more commonly becoming the recipe to avoiding the harsh consequences of a data breach. Some of those consequences include penalties for violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) and similar state laws, governmental enforcement actions...

 

Adobe PDFProtecting Confidences: Applicability of the Attorney-Client Privilege to Communications Made in Japan
Miku H. Mehta, Robert H. Sloss; Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on May 29, 2014
The attorney-client privilege has been a part of Anglo-American jurisprudence for centuries. With the increased importance of globalization and the prevalence of cross-border transactions of all kinds, the availability of the privilege to protect the confidentiality of sensitive communications...

 

Adobe PDFPublic Works Contractors Beware: Starting July 1, 2014, Your Bid Must Include the License Number of Each Listed Subcontractor
David B. Kuhlman; Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on May 2014
With some exceptions, contracts for public works construction projects in California must be competitively bid and awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder. Generally speaking, a bid is “responsive” only if it promises to do what the public entity’s bid instructions...

 

Adobe PDFCompensating Employees for Time Off Due to California Fires
Marie Burke Kenny; Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 21, 2014, previously published on May 19, 2014
Southern Californians are struggling to cope with the significant losses and other challenges caused by the recent fires. Many employees were forced to miss work due to mandatory evacuations or due to school closures. Employers in several areas were asked by civil authorities to shut down...

 


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