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Hot SPAC Market Increases SEC Scrutiny and Litigation Risks

USA - May 3 2021 The market has seen a boom in the last two years for emerging companies going public through the use of special-purpose acquisition companies (SPACs)…

Jay H. Knight, Britt K. Latham.

Recent Tennessee Construction Cases Regarding Effects of Unlicensed Contracting and “Time is of the Essence” Clauses in Contracts

USA - September 18 2020 While neither of the recent cases discussed below establishes new law, they serve as good reminders of principles and requirements that can be…

Allison Wiseman Acker, Brian M. Dobbs, Jeff Gibson, John S. Golwen, L. Wearen Hughes, John W. Dawson IV.

Delaware Court Provides Guidance for Books and Records Demands to Limit Producing Electronic Data to Stockholders

USA - February 12 2019 Section 220 of the Delaware General Corporation Law allows stockholders to inspect various books and records of a company upon showing a proper…

Britt K. Latham.

Securities & Shareholder Litigation: 2015 Year-End Review

USA - March 10 2016 On March 15, 2015, the Tennessee Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice Sharon Lee, established the Tennessee Business Court Pilot Project -…

Jamie L. Brown, Joseph B. Crace, Wallace W. Dietz, W. Brantley Phillips, Jr., Britt K. Latham.

ESOP fiduciaries no longer have a "presumption of prudence"

USA - June 27 2014 On June 25, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court released its much anticipated decision in Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer, No. 12-751, 2014 U.S. LEXIS…

W. Brantley Phillips, Jr., Britt K. Latham.