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SEC Bolsters Whistleblower Anti-Retaliation Rules Through Interpretive Guidance


Employment, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities There has been a debate about whether a whistleblower must report information about a violation of securities laws to the SEC, as opposed to internal reporting, to qualify for protection under the anti-retaliation provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act.  The debate is demonstrated by the Fifth Circuit’s decision in Asadi v. G.E. Energy (USA), LLC. As […] Read more →

by   |   August 4, 2015


Option Holders Cannot be Burdened With Escrow in Merger Transaction

M&A In Fox v. CDX Holdings, Inc., the Delaware Court of Chancery held that option holders could not be burdened by an escrow imposed on equity holders in a merger transaction when the... Read more →

by   |   July 28, 2015

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Bank Has Standing to Challenge Constitutionality of CFPB

Banking, Litigation In State National Bank of Big Spring v. Lew,  the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the plaintiff had standing to challenge the... Read more →

by   |   July 24, 2015


Court Permits Settlement of Appraisal Demands on Terms Not Available to All Dissenters

Litigation, M&A Tiny deals can bring large complications.  Mannix v. PlasmaNet, Inc. involved appraisal rights in a merger where the merger consideration, after adjustments, amounted to... Read more →

by   |   July 21, 2015