The SEC has long made it clear that it intends to protect whistleblowers and to suppress activities it believes will have the effect of discouraging whistleblower activity.
Federal Declaration of Disaster Does Not Suspend Payment of Mortgage, Rent, Car Payments, Student Loans, and Open Accounts
President Obama has declared 20 parishes in Louisiana to be Major Disaster Areas.
In In re Estate of Morgenroth, a mother died testate with a will that gave specific devises to her two children, a son and daughter.
Twice in the past two weeks, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”) issued a cease-and-desist order settling proceedings against companies for using confidentiality and waiver of claims provisions in employee separation or severance agreements that violate an SEC rule promulgated after passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”).
Putting a Premium On Illiquidity: Some Reflections On the SEC’s Scrutiny of Valuation Practices and Disclosures
Valuation is typically near the top of the list when the SEC’s enforcement division and exam staff disclose their priority topics for private funds.
The SEC’s enforcement activity so far this fiscal year trails the record levels in the 2015 fiscal year.
The Pew Charitable Trusts has released an issue brief, “Consumers Want the Right to Resolve Bank Disputes in Court,” in which it urges the CFPB to “expeditiously finalize” its proposed arbitration rule.
After Adopting the “Fraud-on-the-Market” Presumption of Reliance, Australia is Poised to Become a Plaintiff-Friendly Venue
The United States is a popular location for securities class actions, due in large part to its reputation as a generally plaintiff-friendly system.