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NAM motion for emergency stay denied in conflict minerals case
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2014

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has issued a per curiam order denying NAM's motion for an emergency stay of the


Wal-Mart explains exclusion of shareholder proposal to Third Circuit
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • January 15 2015

Wal-Mart appealed the United States District of Delaware's decision that denied Wal-Mart the right to exclude a shareholder proposal submitted by


Amnesty International continues to push for en banc rehearing in conflict minerals case
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • August 19 2014

Amnesty International has filed a supplemental brief which continues to advocate for a rehearing en banc in the conflict minerals case. The argument


Whistleblower doesn’t have to report to SEC for Dodd-Frank protection
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • May 12 2014

In Yang v. Navigators Group, Inc. (S.D.N.Y. 2014), the court held the Dodd-Frank anti-retaliation statute does not clearly and unambiguously limit


SEC seeks rehearing of conflicts minerals decision
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2014

The SEC has filed documentation with the District of Columbia Court of Appeals seeking an en bancrehearing of the conflict minerals decision. The


New decision bodes well for SEC in conflict minerals case
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2014

In April 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia held the SEC's conflict minerals rule and statute embodied in


SEC awards and denies whistleblower claims in hedge fund case
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • June 12 2013

On October 26, 2011, the Commission filed an enforcement action in SEC v. Andrey C. Hicks and Locust Offshore Management, LLC, 1:11-cv-11888-RGS (D


SEC sued to implement resource extraction rules
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • September 18 2014

On July 2, 2013, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia vacated the SEC's resource extraction rules which were mandated by the


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


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