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Ron Perelman case sets standard for review for controlling stockholder buyouts in Delaware
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • March 19 2014

Noted billionaire, philanthropist and takeover artist Ron Perelman, is again involved in a precedent setting legal case. On March 14, 2014, the


Whistleblower protection for employees of public company contractors
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • 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


The FCRA: a battle on two fronts for employers
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • June 25 2014

As if employers were not already faced with enough headaches from employment-specific federal statutes, such as the Occupational Safety and Health


Using “drag-along” rights to facilitate certain terms of a future company sale
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • January 26 2015

In the acquisition of a private company by merger, a purchaser will often desire to obtain a release, an indemnification obligation, and a consent to


Guest blog: how will the proposed laws help fight cybercrime?
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • April 3 2015

My Guest Blogger Nick Akerman learned about Cybercrime as a federal prosecutor where he prosecuted a wide array of white collar criminal matters


Do you still rely on Yelp reviews after hearing that Yelp sues astroturfers?
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • March 6 2015

Yelp's lawsuit alleges a breach of the ToS (Terms of Service) by the defendants who "try to game the system and undermine that trust, by building


Finally! The Supreme Court supports trial judges in Markman rulings in patents cases
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • January 27 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court held 8-2 today that the Federal Circuit may no longer ignore some rulings by trial court judges on how to construe patent


Privacy protection for cell phones no warrantless searches
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • March 27 2014

A court ruled that a "person retains a legitimate expectation of privacy in the contents of his cell phone when that phone is being temporarily stored


EEOC v. Freeman: another employer victory in EEOC’s enforcement efforts regarding employer use of background checks
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • March 9 2015

Last summer, we wrote about the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) requirements in conjunction with the EEOC’s effort to sue employers who


Top 5 Mistakes Employers Make with Their Employee Handbooks
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • December 28 2016

As 2016 winds down and a New Year approaches, now is a great time for employers to think about their employee handbooks and employment policies in