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Proxy Access – Week of May 17 – The Trend Is Less Clear


Public Companies and Securities During the week of May 17, 2015, 8-Ks were filed that disclosed six shareholder sponsored proxy access proposals passed and five failed.  All required three percent ownership for three years and all were opposed by the company (except for Apache Corporation where the board supported the proposal).  Details are as follows (percentages are based on […] Read more →

by   |   May 22, 2015

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And Now Bad Actor Waivers for Forward-Looking Statements

Litigation, Public Companies and Securities The Securities Act (Section 27A(b)) and the Exchange Act (Section 21E(b)) exclude reliance on the safe harbor for forward-looking statements if, among other things, the... Read more →

by   |   May 21, 2015

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Does the SEC Want Issuers to Self-Report Everything?

Litigation, Public Companies and Securities Andrew Ceresney, Director, SEC Division of Enforcement delivered remarks at a conference where he addressed the SEC’s cooperation program.  Much of the focus was on the... Read more →

by   |   May 20, 2015

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CFPB Takes Action Against PayPal for Allegedly Signing Up Consumers for Unwanted Online Credit

Banking, Consumer Protection, Litigation The CFPB filed a complaint and proposed consent order in federal court against PayPal, Inc.   The CFPB alleges PayPal illegally signed up consumers for its online credit... Read more →

by   |   May 19, 2015