As many of you are aware, in the ongoing Conflict Minerals Rule lawsuit, the appellants (the National Association of Manufacturers, the Business Roundtable and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce) recently filed an emergency motion to stay the Conflict Minerals Rule, or at least the Rule’s June 2 reporting deadline, pending the resolution of the court case. A few minutes ago, the motion was DENIED by the Court of Appeals. Therefore, companies will continue to be required to make their filings by the June 2 deadline, subject to the reporting accommodations granted by the SEC in its April 29 Statement.