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SEC proposes new rules for executive pay-versus-performance disclosure
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 4 2015

On April 29, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted 3-2 to approve proposed rules that would require companies to disclose the


SB 657 California Attorney General gearing up for enforcement actions
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 28 2015

Perhaps you have just received a letter from the California Attorney General seeking your voluntary participation in an on-line survey regarding your


What will be industry’s costs to implement California’s new safer consumer product regulations?
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • July 27 2012

On July 27, 2012, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control proposed stringent “Safer Consumer Products” regulations to implement California’s Green Chemistry program


Delaware Supreme Court holds that directors may not use equitable standing to pursue derivative actions
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • February 22 2008

A recent decision by the Delaware Supreme Court Schoon v. Smith, No. 554, 2008 Del. LEXIS 67 (Feb. 12, 2008) further reinforced a principle well entrenched in Delaware jurisprudence namely, that an individual who is a member of the board of directors cannot initiate a derivative suit on behalf of the corporation unless he or she complies with Section 327 of the Delaware General Corporation Law


Cybersecurity: what directors need to know in an era of increased scrutiny
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • August 6 2014

"Boards that choose to ignore, or minimize, the importance of cybersecurity responsibility do so at their own peril." SEC Commissioner Luis A


Contractor’s officers liable for failure to complete punch list
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2012

A cautionary tale about the consequences of disregarding the separateness of a corporate entity is told in the recent case of Christopher v. Sinyard out of Georgia


Recent state gift card policy changes are all over the map
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • February 23 2015

The Oregon Legislature recently introduced legislation that would reestablish gift cards as a type of unclaimed property reportable to Oregon


Uniform Unclaimed Property Act may literally be “reformed” if drafting effort is successful
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 10 2014

On February 21-22, 2014, the Uniform Law Commission's (ULC) Drafting Committee assigned to engage in a rewrite of the 1995 Uniform Unclaimed Property


Georgia General Assembly passes economic development-friendly bills during 2012 session
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 10 2012

During the 2012 legislative session, the Georgia General Assembly passed several bills with provisions aimed at having a positive impact on economic development in the State


Year-end dividends
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 16 2012

Dividends received by December 31, 2012, may be the last dividends in decades to be taxed at a rate as low as 15 percent