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SEC Amends Rules for Administrative Proceedings

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Litigation The SEC has approved a final rule amending its rules of practice for administrative proceedings. The changes make incremental improvements but fall short of what is necessary to make the proceedings more fair.  Among other things, the final rules would adjust the timing of administrative proceedings and give parties additional opportunities to take depositions of witnesses: […] Read more →

by   |   July 13, 2016

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First Inline XBRL Filing Made with SEC

Public Companies and Securities Lennar Corporation became the first to make a filing using the SEC’s newly permitted Inline XBRL format in this Form 10-Q. The SEC permitted use of the new format in an... Read more →

by   |   July 12, 2016

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Typical SEC Comments on Merger Proxy Statements

M&A A review of recent SEC comments on merger proxy statements indicates many of these comments were typical, and some are variations on a theme: Rule 14a-6(a) requires that the form... Read more →

by   |   July 10, 2016

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Fix Crowdfunding Act and Venture Capital Bill Pass House

Crowdfunding The Fix Crowdfunding Act (H.R. 4855) passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 394 to 4. It doesn’t look much like the original bill we reported on here. As passed by... Read more →

by   |   July 5, 2016