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8-K’s Announcing Reg FD Social Media Channels Begin; NYSE Weighs In


Public Companies and Securities, Uncategorized The SEC opened the barn doors on use of social media, or merely reaffirmed existing guidance, depending on your point of view, in a recent Section 21(a) report. Netflix, the subject of the Section 21(a) report, promptly responded by filing this Form 8-K.  The 8-K announces two Netfix blogs, the Netflix Facebook page and Reed […] Read more →

by   |   April 18, 2013

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Court Dismisses Another Say-on-Pay Disclosure Case

Executive Compensation, Public Companies and Securities, Uncategorized The District Court for the Northeastern District of Illinois recently granted a Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss an action styled Noble v. AAR Corp.  The plaintiff alleged that... Read more →

by   |   April 8, 2013

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Accredited Crowdfunding, Internet Advertising and General Solicitation

Broker-Dealer, Investment Advisers, Private Equity, Uncategorized The SEC recently granted two accredited crowdfunding sites exemptions from the broker-dealer rules because the type of carried interest (or close equivalent) used to compensate... Read more →

by   |   April 4, 2013

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SEC Commissioner Gives Speech on Proxy Disclosure

Executive Compensation, Public Companies and Securities, Uncategorized SEC Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar recently gave a speech setting forth his views on proxy disclosure.  Some of the more interesting points were:  Mr. Aguilar noted that issuers... Read more →

by   |   March 1, 2013