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In This Issue: - Proposed Regulations - Comments Solicited - What You Should Do Now - For More Information - Excerpt from Proposed Regulations: The proposed regulations are designed to reduce the need to conduct fact-intensive...

The US Department of Justice collected more than $8 billion through civil and criminal enforcement actions during the 2013 fiscal year, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday. The greatest recoveries resulted from: (i) recoveries under the...

In recent months, three federal circuit courts have confronted this question: can a defendant compel arbitration even in the absence of a signed written agreement containing an arbitration clause? The answers were yes, no, and maybe, but the...

In Save the Plastic Bag Coalition v. City and County of San Francisco, the Court of Appeal rejected the latest in a series of unsuccessful challenges by the plastic bag industry to local bans on single-use plastic bags....

In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court weighed in on significant securities litigation issues, including the fraud-on-the-market presumption and the SEC’s use of the discovery rule. With numerous important cases pending on topics such as SLUSA,...

In an unusual case pitting one of the nation's most respected corporate law tribunals against a federal appeals court, the Delaware Court of Chancery is seeking a writ of certiorari from the U.S. Supreme Court concerning a recent ruling by the Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S.

As a successful business owner or business owner with a new and trendy concept, you probably get approached frequently by people hoping to acquire rights to operate your business “back home.” You are probably flattered by the attention and consider...

A few weeks ago, we posted about the Fifth Circuit’s decision in the D.R. Horton case and the NLRB’s doctrine of non-acquiescence. As you will recall, in D.R. Horton, the NLRB held that an employer violates the right of employees to engage in...

On January 15, DBRS released its methodology for rating asset management companies. On January 13, Fitch released its criteria for rating dealer floorplan ABS....
By: Orrick - Structured Finance Group

On January 10, Judge Shira A. Scheindlin of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a lawsuit brought by U.S. Bank National Association as trustee for Lehman XS Trust, Series 2006-4N against GreenPoint...

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