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Adobe PDFHart-Scott-Rodino Act: Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Agrees to Pay Civil Penalty of $896,000 to Resolve FTC Allegations That it Violated the Reporting Requirements of the HSR Act
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Legal Alert/Article
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 21, 2014
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $896,000 concerning its conversion of notes into voting securities of USG Corporation in December 2013, which was more than five years after Berkshire’s HSR Act filing to acquire an initial USG stock position and thus past the...

 

Adobe PDFWal-Mart v. IBEW: Delaware Supreme Court Authorizes Broad “Books and Records” Discovery Under Section 220 of the Delaware General Corporation Law and Adopts Garner Exception to Attorney-Client Privilege
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Legal Alert/Article
August 12, 2014, previously published on August 6, 2014
On July 23, 2014, in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Indiana Electrical Workers Pension Trust Fund IBEW, the Delaware Supreme Court issued an important decision expanding the scope of shareholder discovery in connection with a “books and records” demand under Section 220 of the Delaware...

 

Adobe PDF“Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order Imposes New Terms for Federal Contractors: Executive Order Requires Federal Contractors to Report Adverse Labor and Employment Law Decisions, Provide Detailed Wage Statements to Employees, and Forgo Using Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements for Employment Discrimination and Sexual Assault Claims
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Legal Alert/Article
August 12, 2014, previously published on August 6, 2014
On July 31, 2014, President Obama issued an executive order, entitled Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces (the “Order”), that imposes new terms under which the federal government will do business with certain contractors. For new contracts over prescribed dollar amounts, the Order requires...

 

Adobe PDFDeposit Insurance Assessment System: FDIC Proposes Changes to the Ratios and Ratio Thresholds to Align the Deposit Insurance Assessment System with U.S. Basel III Capital Rules
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Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2014, previously published on July 31, 2014
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) recently published for comment a proposed rule containing modifications to the deposit insurance assessment system (the “Proposed Rule”). The Proposed Rule would amend the FDIC’s 2011 final rule adopting a new...

 

Adobe PDFSecond Circuit Adopts Bright-Line Rule For Determining Customer Status For Mandatory FINRA Arbitration: Court Rules that for Purposes of Demanding FINRA Arbitration, “Customers” of FINRA Members Are Those Who Either Purchase a Good or Service from a FINRA Member or Have an Account with a FINRA Member
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Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2014, previously published on August 4, 2014
On Friday, August 1, 2014, the Second Circuit issued its decision in Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. v. Abbar, No. 13 2172 (2d Cir. Aug. 1, 2014), a case addressing the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority rule that FINRA members must consent to mandatory arbitration of disputes with any...

 

Adobe PDFUkraine-Related Sanctions
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Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2014, previously published on August 4, 2014
The United States and the European Union announced additional economic sanctions to address events in eastern Ukraine and Russia’s perceived continuing failure to take steps to stabilize the situation. These latest sanctions are reported to have been the result of close diplomatic contact...

 

HTMLMoney Market Funds: Securities and Exchange Commission Adopts Money Market Fund Rule Amendments Requiring Institutional Funds to Adopt Floating Net Asset Values and Permitting Boards to Impose Liquidity Fees and Suspend Redemptions
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Legal Alert/Article
August 1, 2014, previously published on July 28, 2014
On July 23, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission voted 3-2 to adopt amendments to the rules that govern money market funds under the Investment Company Act of 1940.

 

Adobe PDFRalls v. CFIUS: D.C. Circuit Explains Constitutional Due Process Requirements During CFIUS Review: Court Holds That Due Process Requires That an Affected Party in a CFIUS Review be Informed of the Official Action, be Given Access to the Unclassified Evidence on Which the Government Relied and be Afforded an Opportunity to Rebut That Evidence
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Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 17, 2014
On Tuesday, July 15th, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued an important and unexpected ruling concluding that President Obama’s order, issued in connection with a national security review of foreign investment before the Committee on Foreign...

 

Adobe PDFUkraine-Related Sanctions: Latest Developments Include U.S. Introduction of Sectoral Sanctions Imposing Targeted Sanctions on Certain Entities in Russia’s Financial Services and Energy Sectors; U.S. Designating Additional Persons and Entities as Blocked Persons; and New EU Designations Targeting Additional Individuals and Entities
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Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 25, 2014
In response to the continued unstable situation in Ukraine, the European Union and the United States announced economic sanctions targeting certain Russian and Ukrainian persons and entities. The U.S. measures were taken prior to the date that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Eastern...

 

Adobe PDFEU Competition Law: European Commission Imposes €20 Million Fine for Failing to Notify a Merger Under the EU Merger Regulation
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July 28, 2014, previously published on July 24, 2014
On 23 July 2014, the European Commission fined Marine Harvest ASA €20 million for failing to notify its acquisition of Morpol ASA in accordance with the EU Merger Regulation and closing the transaction prior to receiving the European Commission’s approval. This is the first time the...

 


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