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Clients & friends newsletter September 2014

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Belgium, China, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, USA, Venezuela
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  • September 30 2014

In an unfortunate decision, the Brussels Court of Appeals has upheld a decision by a lower court denying the deductibility of stock option costs

Taking a security interest in a closely held business

  • Sherman & Howard LLC
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  • USA
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  • November 1 2012

If a loan or extension of credit requires collateral, banks prefer collateral that is readily marketable rather than taking a security interest in a closely-held business

Delaware Chancery Court holds investment bank liable for aiding and abetting exculpated director breach of fiduciary duties

  • Kaye Scholer LLP
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  • Canada, USA
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  • March 17 2014

A recent post-trial decision in In Re: Rural Metro Corporation held that a financial advisor was liable for aiding and abetting breaches of the duty

Second Circuit provides guidance on forward-looking statements

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • USA
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  • June 18 2010

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently ruled in Slayton v. American Express Co. that forward-looking statements by American Express regarding anticipated losses on its high-yield debt investments were protected by the safe harbor from antifraud liability afforded to such statements by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PSLRA

Corporate officers and personal liability: watch what you sign

  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 19 2011

Although a company is legally considered enough of a “person” to apply for a loan or enter into another type of contract, an actual human being usually an officer or partner has to sign his or her name to the document

M & A quarterly - 1st quarter 2014

  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 22 2014

When drafting and bargaining for an earn-out provision, to help ensure that the target company will achieve the post-closing financial performance

Galloway v. Kansas City Landsmen, LLC: court rejects coupon settlement after finding that few class members would be likely to file a claim

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 12 2012

As readers of the blog by now know, I’m always on the lookout for examples of class-action settlements that pay off the lawyers while providing little or no benefit to the members of the putative class

Third-party claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

  • Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 12 2014

A recent decision from the Seventh Circuit reminds creditors, including banks, that the provisions of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (the

Eleventh Circuit interprets "bona fide error" defense to the FDCPA

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 13 2011

In deciding a case of first impression for the Court, the Eleventh Circuit recently joined other circuits, including the Eighth and Ninth Circuits, in finding that determining if a debt collector can benefit from the "bona fide error" defense to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA") is a fact-intensive inquiry that requires a case-by-case analysis

Massachusetts district court finds that zip codes are PII

  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 11 2012

In June 2011, we wrote about a class action lawsuit filed against Michael Stores, Inc. (“Michaels”), accusing the arts and crafts retailer of violating a Massachusetts consumer protection statute when it collects and records zip codes during consumer credit card transactions