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Practice note - not-so-current reports: what form s-3 companies need to know about late form 8-k filings

USA - August 24 2016 Current reports on Form 8-K are required to be filed by U.S. public companies with the SEC upon the occurrence of specified material events

Anti-corruption quarterly - 4th quarter 2015

USA - February 5 2016 From a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement perspective, 2015 may be most remembered as the year in which authorities refocused their

August's Notable Cases and Events in E-Discovery

USA - August 23 2016 This Sidley Update addresses the following recent developments and court decisions involving e-discovery issues: a Southern District of Florida order

SEC enforcement quarterly - 2nd quarter 2016

Canada, USA - August 23 2016 As we have reported previously, in a prior edition of the SEC Enforcement Quarterly, the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer

FDIC issues proposed guidance on third-party lending

USA - August 19 2016 On July 29 2016 the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) proposed examination guidance on third-party lending arrangements to supplement its

Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

USA - August 30 2016 WildEarth Guardians and Physicians for Social Responsibility filed suit in federal district court against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM

Despite Lenient View of Standing, Appellate Court Dismisses “Clearly Meritless” Case on 12(b)(6) Grounds Not Considered by the District Court; Lessons Abound

USA - August 29 2016 In Carlsen v GameStop, Inc. the Eighth Circuit held that a plaintiff had standing to bring privacy claims that his personal information, specifically

German guidance on employee monitoring a reminder to carefully craft Acceptable Use Policies

Germany - August 26 2016 Earlier this year, German data protection authorities issued guidance (in German) for companies regarding monitoring employees' work email account

IRS Changes Its No-Ruling Policy on Tax-Free Spinoffs

USA - August 26 2016 On August 26, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Revenue Procedure 2016-45, stating that it is willing to provide private letter rulings

August's notable cases and events in e-discovery

USA - August 24 2016 Living Color Enterprises, Inc. brought an action against New Era Aquaculture, Ltd. and individual defendants. After seeking discovery of text messages