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SEC Simplifies Accounting Disclosures for “Significant” M&A Transactions

The SEC has adopted amendments to the financial disclosure requirements in Regulation S-X for acquisitions and dispositions of businesses. When a registrant acquires a significant business, other than a real estate operation, Rule 3-05 of Regulation S-X generally requires a registrant to provide separate audited annual and unaudited interim pre-acquisition... Read More

Topics: M&A, Public Companies and Securities

NYSE Adopts Temporary Rule Modifying Shareholder Approval Requirements for Equity Issuances

The SEC has approved, effective immediately, new Section 312.03T of the NYSE Listed Company Manual.  Section 312.03T provides a limited, temporary exception from the shareholder approval requirements in Section 312.03(c), accompanied, in certain narrow circumstances, by a limited exception from Sections 312.03(a) and (b) and Section 303A.08. The exception in... Read More

Topics: Public Companies and Securities

Nasdaq Provides Temporary Relief From Shareholder Approval Rules for Certain Securities Issuances

The SEC has approved Nasdaq’s proposal to temporarily modify certain of its rules in an effort to streamline listed companies’ access to capital.  The rule proposal is immediately effective. New Listing Rule 5636T provides a limited temporary exception to the shareholder approval requirements: for transactions other than a public offering... Read More

Topics: Public Companies and Securities

Caremark Claim Against Audit Committee Survives Dismissal

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Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. is a publicly traded Delaware corporation based in China. The Company struggled persistently with its financial reporting and internal controls, encountering particular difficulties with related-party transactions. The complaint filed in Hughes v. Hu describes problems dating back to 2010. In March 2014, the Company publicly announced... Read More

Topics: Litigation, Public Companies and Securities