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Conflict minerals and resource extraction challenges proceed on accelerated basis
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2013

We previously noted that the challenge to the SEC's conflict minerals rules was transferred from the Court of Appeals to the United States District


Whistleblower not entitled to jury trial
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • November 13 2013

In Pruett v BlueLinx Holdings, Inc., decided by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (1:13-cv-02607), the court held


Private companies can have SOX whistleblowers too
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • March 5 2014

Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, codified at 18 U.SC. 1514A provides in part that: "No public company . . . , or any officer, employee


Revealing whistleblower’s identity is retaliation
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • November 14 2014

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that revealing a whistleblower's identity is prohibited retaliation under the


NAM says no need for en banc rehearing in conflict minerals case
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • September 13 2014

Earlier, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ordered the appellants in the conflict minerals case, NAM et al, to


When is a consultant an executive officer? SEC brings another case
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • July 16 2014

The SEC has instituted administrative proceedings against a registrant and others alleging that two individuals with prior law violations secretly


Court finds internal reporting by whistleblower entitled to Dodd-Frank protections
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • May 23 2013

In Murray v. UBS Securities LLC et al (12-CV-5914 S.D.N.Y.) the court found that an employee who reports violations of securities laws to his


Court notes Form 8-K is not the exclusive source of disclosure obligations
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • January 22 2014

In re Hi-Crush Partners L.P. Securities Litigation (2013 WL 6233561 (S.D.N.Y.) (December 2013) examines the interplay between Form 8-K triggering


Court says SEC wrong to permit exclusion of shareholder proposal
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • December 5 2014

The United States District Court for the District of Delaware held that the SEC was incorrect when it rendered a no-action letter permitting


SEC files brief in conflict minerals rehearing
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • December 8 2014

The SEC has filed its brief in the conflict minerals rehearing. Amnesty International also filed its brief as intervenor and Free Speech for People