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CFTC Proposes Order to Exempt Southwest Power Pool Products

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Derivatives, Energy Recently, the CFTC issued a Proposed Order in response to a 2013 request by the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) for exemption of certain SPP electric energy products from CFTC regulation. Scope of Exemption The Proposed Order would exempt transactions in SPP products from CFTC regulation (with the exception of the CFTC’s general anti-fraud and anti-manipulation […] Read more →

by   |   June 3, 2015

derivatives

Kraft Moves to Dismiss Novel CFTC Manipulation Claim

Derivatives, Litigation The CFTC accused Kraft Food Groups, Inc. and former parent Mondelez Global LLC with manipulation pursuant to Section 6(c)(1) of the Commodities Exchange Act and Regulation 180.1... Read more →

by   |   June 2, 2015

governance

Proxy Access – Week of May 24

Public Companies and Securities During the week of May 24, 2015, 8-Ks were filed that disclosed three shareholder sponsored proxy access proposals passed and five failed.  All required three percent ownership... Read more →

by   |   May 29, 2015

Exercising Registration Rights Did Not Violate Fiduciary Duties

Litigation, Public Companies and Securities Molycorp, Inc. is a publically traded Delaware corporation engaged in a the production and sale of rare earth oxides.  Private equity investors held 44% of Molycorp’s stock,... Read more →

by   |   May 28, 2015