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Federal Court halts Apple shareholder vote

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 4 2013

On February 22, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled in favor of Greenlight Capital, L.P., et al. ("Greenlight"

FSAB votes against loss contingency disclosure requirements project

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 16 2012

On July 9, 2012, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) voted against moving forward with its exposure draft project to modify the accounting and disclosure requirements for loss contingencies

Delaware court awards largest judgment in Delaware history for breach of fiduciary duty in spite of special committee's approval of insider transaction

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 21 2011

More than 25 years ago, the Delaware Supreme Court established the "entire fairness" test for analyzing transactions in which a controlling stockholder stands on both sides of the deal

House Financial Services Subcommittee passes five bills to ease the regulatory burden on small businesses

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 7 2011

On October 5, 2011, the House Financial Services Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises Subcommittee passed five bills to ease the regulatory burden on small businesses and emerging growth companies

Delaware court refuses to enjoin merger despite lack of typical fiduciary safeguards due to board's expertise in corporation's business

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 7 2011

Under Delaware law, a board of directors entering into a change of control transaction involving the sale of a company must secure the best value reasonably attainable for the company's stockholders

ISS publishes draft proxy voting guidelines

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 7 2011

On October 18, 2011, Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc. (ISS) published for comment its proposed 2012 updates to its proxy voting guidelines

Public Company Accounting Oversight Board to host roundtable on the auditor's reporting model

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 12 2011

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (the PCAOB) is hosting a public roundtable on September 15, 2011, to discuss its concept release on possible changes to the auditor’s reporting model

Division of Corporation Finance updates its confidential submission process for emerging growth companies and foreign private issuers

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 16 2012

On June 28, 2012, the SEC Division of Corporation Finance provided an updated announcement stating that emerging growth companies (EGCs) and foreign private issuers (FPIs) should continue to use the secure email system currently in place but that Edgar will be reconfigured to allow for an EDGAR-based system for confidential and non-public submission of draft registration statements