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MAKING SENSE OF DODD-FRANK

The Dodd-Frank Act has broad and deep implications that will touch every corner of financial services and multiple other industries. This site, developed and maintained by attorneys at Stinson Leonard Street, is dedicated to making sense of this complex legislation and helping businesses understand how it will affect them specifically. Our Bloggers »

Dodd-Frank Litigation

Delaware Supreme Court Says Window Shopping Without Auction Enough in C&J-Nabors Case

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Litigation, Public Companies and Securities In November, the Delaware Chancery Court agreed to temporarily bar C&J Energy Services Inc. investors from voting on a proposed merger between C&J and the hydraulic fracturing and well-sealing units of Nabors Industries Ltd.   The court directed C&J to seek out buyers during a 30-day freeze.  The record below was somewhat sketchy, but the court […] Read more →

by   |   December 19, 2014

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3rd Circuit Holds Dodd-Frank Retaliation Claim Subject to Arbitration

Broker-Dealer, Employment, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities In Khazin v. TD Ameritrade the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held that securities-related retaliation claims brought under Dodd-Frank pursuant to 15 U.S.C.... Read more →

by   |   December 19, 2014

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SEC Distances Itself From Janus and Adopts Expansive View of Rule 10b-5(a) and (c)

Broker-Dealer, Investment Advisers, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities The SEC recently rendered an opinion in an enforcement action against two persons, John P. Flannery and James D. Hopkins, associated with an investment adviser.  In so doing, it... Read more →

by   |   December 16, 2014

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Court of Chancery Speaks to Exclusivity Agreements in Public Company Acquisitions

Litigation, Public Companies and Securities, Uncategorized You reach the point in the sale of almost every public company where the buyer wants an exclusivity agreement. Lawyers representing the target wring their hands about the effect... Read more →

by   |   December 15, 2014