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ISS updates proxy voting guidelines for 2015 proxy season

USA - November 24 2014 Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. ("ISS") published updates to its proxy voting guidelines for the 2015 proxy season on November 6, 2014. The...

Marjorie M. Glover, Tae Sang Yoo.

Ninth Circuit revives ERISA “stock drop” case post-Dudenhoeffer

USA - November 6 2014 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has revived a 2007 ERISA "stock drop" lawsuit brought against Amgen, Inc. by plan participants who...

Rachel M. Kurth.

Year 2015 retirement plan cost-of-living adjustments

USA - October 23 2014 The Internal Revenue Service has announced cost-of-living adjustments applicable to dollar limitations for qualified retirement plans for 2015. Many...

Marjorie M. Glover, David Gallai, Rachel M. Kurth.

Supreme Court rejects presumption of prudence in stock drop cases

USA - July 2 2014 The United States Supreme Court has held that the presumption of prudence in favor of an ESOP fiduciary investing employer stock in an ERISA plan...

Lost profit waivers: beware of unintended consequences

USA - April 28 2014 Many acquisition agreements contain boilerplate excluding recovery for punitive, special and consequential damages. The clause may also include "lost...

Patrick J. Narvaez.