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Massachusetts SJC rules on fiduciary duties owed to and by shareholder-employee in closely held corporation

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • April 1 2014

A recent decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC), Selmark Associates v. Ehrlich, illustrates the complex web of fiduciary

Sarbanes-Oxley protects employees of private companies that contract with public companies

  • Hinshaw & Culbertson
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  • USA
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  • April 1 2014

Two employees of a private company that contracted to manage mutual funds were terminated after they blew the whistle on alleged fraud relating to

Whistleblower protection for employees of public company contractors

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 24 2014

For over a decade, the Department of Labor has interpreted Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 as protecting employees of public company contractors. This was

D.C. court addresses inevitable disclosure doctrine for the first time, leaves open possibility for future use in trade secret litigation

  • Littler Mendelson
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  • USA
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  • March 17 2014

Addressing the "inevitable disclosure doctrine" for the first time, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia's recent decision in Info

Are internal investigations protected by the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine? Recent case says maybe not.

  • Husch Blackwell LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 17 2014

On March 6, 2014, the District Court for the District of Columbia issued an opinion in United States ex rel. Barko v. Halliburton Company et al

Landmark decision for attorney-client privilege: internal investigations no longer protected?

  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 17 2014

The federal district court in the District of Columbia issued a groundbreaking decision this week that held that documents created during a

Doing penance for the sins of your supply chain

  • DLA Piper LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 17 2014

Historians later will benchmark April 2013's Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh as the beginning. This accident triggered global attention to

U.S. District Court rules that results of internal investigations conducted in the ordinary course of business are not privileged and must be produced to whistleblower

  • Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 14 2014

A recent decision by a federal district court raises concerns about the ability of companies to claim privilege over the results of internal

Best practices for corporate internal investigations

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 13 2014

A CEO receives an anonymous call claiming that someone is stealing company trade secrets or that an employee is taking kickbacks from a vendor. A

D.C. District Court ruling puts government contractor’s privileged internal investigation reports in jeopardy of disclosure

  • Kaye Scholer LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 13 2014

A D.C. District judge recently decided that a government contractor's internal investigation reports into alleged misconduct of its employees are not