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SEC’s New Guidance on Liability Risks Likens SPACs to IPOs

USA - April 9 2021 John Coates, Acting Director of the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), issued a public statement…

David K. Michaels, Jay Pomerantz, Ran Ben-Tzur.

Delaware Chancery Court Rules That Fiduciary’s Use of Email Account Provided by Separate Employer Destroys Privilege

USA - December 24 2020 On December 22, 2020, in litigation between WeWork and the Softbank Group, the Delaware Court of Chancery determined that the Softbank Group must…

Felix S. Lee, Jay Pomerantz, Michael S. Dicke.

California Judge Rules That Federal Forum Provisions May Be Permitted

USA - September 9 2020 In a first-of-its-kind ruling in California that came down on September 1, 2020, San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Marie Weiner declined…

David A. Bell, Soo Hwang.

Delaware Court of Chancery Rules That Companies Cannot Require Litigation of 1933 Act Claims in Federal Court

USA - December 19 2018 The Delaware Court of Chancery ruled today that Delaware corporations do not have the power to use charter or bylaw provisions to require that claims…

Kevin P. Muck.

Supreme Court Rules That Securities Act Class Actions May Proceed in State Court

USA - March 21 2018 ​​ The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that class action plaintiffs can bring claims under the Securities Act of 1933 in either state or federal court…

Catherine Kevane, Felix S. Lee, Kevin P. Muck, Vincent Barredo.