Steven J. Pearlman, co-head of Proskauer’s Whistleblower & Retaliation Group, recently delivered a PODCAST for TheCorporateCounsel.net, focusing on the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s first SOX whistleblower decision, Lawson v. FMR.
Administrative Orders Not “Final Adjudications” for Purposes of Dishonest Acts Exclusion in Bear Stearns Professional Liability Insurance Policy
In a February 28, 2014 Commercial Division decision by Justice Ramos, the court granted the plaintiffs’ motion for partial summary judgment and denied the defendants’ motion for partial summary judgment.
Over 90% of federal criminal cases are resolved by plea agreement, and plea agreements typically require defendants to waive their rights to appeal their sentences.
The Recap is intended to be a compilation of articles and events to encourage discussion within the conflict minerals community and to keep our readers updated on the most recent developments.
It’s Earth Day, April 22, 2014, and I’m an environmental attorney. So I felt compelled to make sure that my post this week focused on the environment and the efforts of the manufacturing community in improving our environment.
Last month, Cornerstone Research published a report titled Shareholder Litigation Involving Mergers and Acquisitions – Review of 2013 M&A Litigation, the first report in a 2-part series aimed at assessing trends involving lawsuits filed by shareholders of public target companies which challenge M&A transactions valued over $100 million.
In March 2014, the Federal Trade Commission released its “fourth major study” of alcohol advertising and underage drinking (FTC released similar reports in 1999, 2003, and 2008).
China (nationally) recently changed its minimum capital requirements to zero. Many commentators have written on this change but none as far as I can tell have written on what it really means in concrete terms for foreign companies seeking to form a WFOE in China.
In an interesting April 7, 2014 opinion (here), Magistrate Judge Stanley A. Boone of the Eastern District of California, applying California law, held that a D&O insurance policy’s insured vs. insured exclusion precludes coverage for claims brought against former officers of the failed County Bank of Merced, California by the FDIC in its capacity as the failed bank’s receiver.