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District Court: CFPB May Hold Law Firm Owners Individually Liable for Alleged Violations
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • July 25 2016

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin has ruled that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) may hold the owners of


Changes in the UAE Commercial Agency Law
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • United Arab Emirates
  • October 14 2010

One of the areas of greatest uncertainty for foreign investors seeking to do business in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the commercial agency arrangement


Rule 30(b)(6) witness cannot be instructed not to answer questions about a noticed topic
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2013

Judge Cox granted defendants’ (collectively “Crimson”) motion to compel answers to Fed. R. Civ. P. 30(b)(6) deposition questions and for sanctions in


Chief Accountant reminds lawyers that GAAP and not the ABA-auditor treaty governs loss contingency disclosure
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2011

At a recent New York Bar Association conference, Wayne Carnall, Chief Accountant of the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance, warned registrants to avoid relying on the long-standing ABA-auditor "treaty" between lawyers and auditors when deciding what to report about litigation contingencies in financial statements


Delaware Chancery Court clarifies corporation's obligation to advance expenses to former director
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • January 25 2010

Companies routinely offer indemnification and advancement rights to their directors and officers, but quite often those rights are reduced to written statements appearing in multiple corporate documents, including articles of incorporation, bylaws, employment agreements and indemnification agreements


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


State Supreme Court Protects Trade Secrets from Disclosure in Litigation
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2016

The Supreme Court of Texas ruled that a trial court erred in a hearing on a misappropriation of trade secrets claim. The lower court refused the


Maintaining a California subsidiary may expose foreign corporations to service in California
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • March 17 2011

A recent California Court of Appeals ruling greatly expands the exposure of foreign corporations to suit in California


Court of Appeals rules on Section 13(d) issues in CSX case
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • August 8 2011

In a long-awaited opinion, on July 18, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled on certain Section 13(d) issues in the CSX case, CSX Corp. v. Children’s Investment Fund Management (UK) LLP


Court Enforces “Presumed Loss” Rule Where Contractor Misrepresented 8(a) Status to Win Set-Aside Contracts
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • July 25 2016

In a Memorandum Opinion issued on June 17, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia applied the so-called "presumed loss" rule to