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Settlement of Lawsuit over Director Compensation Offers Useful Guidance
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2016

We have blogged (incessantly, some would say) on the sudden rash of lawsuits alleging improper or excessive compensation to non-employee directors


Federal Court dismisses say on pay lawsuit, reaffirming that the Dodd-Frank Act means what it says
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • January 14 2012

Last week, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California granted defendants' motion to dismiss another one of the shareholder say on pay lawsuits (Dennis v. Hart, S.D. Cal., Case No. 11cv2271 WQH (WVG), 1612


Executive Compensation Litigation Update - Judge Posner Gives Compensation Committee a Mulligan
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • December 14 2015

Judge Richard Posner of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals is one of the most published and widely quoted judges. Those unfamiliar with his


California Court Nixes Class Action Regarding Gap Factory Stores
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • April 4 2016

A class action lawsuit was recently filed against Gap Inc. alleging that Gap violated California consumer laws by misleadingly suggesting that the


The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act's venue provision
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2011

On February 23rd, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that a debt collector can violate the venue provisions of the Federal Debt Collection Practices Act by suing a consumer in a court that lacks power to hear the action, because the consumer does not reside in that city or a town contiguous thereto


The Delaware quarterly July - September 2014
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • October 2 2014

Deserving particular attention this quarter are two decisions: the Delaware Supreme Court's opinion in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Indiana Electrical


JCPenney hit with class action lawsuit for alleged misrepresentation of sales discounts
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • March 20 2012

A customer has filed a proposed class action complaint against JCPenney in the Central District of California


Litigation over proxy statement disclosure another update
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • March 20 2013

As readers know, I have been blogging on the new form of lawsuit over companies' executive compensation disclosures that has appeared in the last


Reminder on electronic equity award agreements
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • April 6 2015

This may be too late for most companies - at least for 2015, but I wanted to get out a reminder to double-check your electronic equity award


The Delaware quarterly October - December 2014
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • January 8 2015

It was a busy final quarter of 2014 for the Delaware Court of Chancery. Of particular note: (i) three decisions on aiding and abetting breach of