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ISS Releases 2018 Policy Changes: Focus on Bylaws under Maryland Law
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • November 28 2017

Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. ("ISS") recently released its annual update to its Proxy Voting Guidelines (the "Update") outlining its voting

Activists at the Gate: Court of Chancery Weighs In on Claims Involving Activist Stockholders
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • USA
  • November 21 2017

Several recent decisions applying Delaware law offer helpful insight about the impact that activist investor involvement has on board decision-making

Threat of TTAB Cancellation Proceeding Insufficient To Establish Case or Controversy
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2017

The District of Maryland ruled that the mere threat of a TTAB cancellation proceeding is not sufficient to create a case or controversy to allow the

The fight for 15: Montgomery County, Maryland, raises the bar
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • November 16 2017

Montgomery County, Maryland, has approved Bill 28-17, which increases the countywide minimum wage from $11.50 to $15.00. The nine-member Montgomery

Oligopoly & No Direct Evidence? Good Luck, Says Third Circuit
  • Hausfeld LLP
  • USA
  • November 14 2017

In its recent decision in Valspar Corp. v. E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., the Third Circuit raised the bar for plaintiffs opposing summary judgment in

Montgomery County Council Approves Increase in Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • November 10 2017

On November 7, 2017, the Montgomery County Council unanimously passed a bill to increase the County’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2021 for

U.S. Third Circuit Sets a High Bar for Price-Fixing Claims
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • November 9 2017

The U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals (Third Circuit) recently held that evidence of parallel price increases and other circumstantial evidence was

Fourth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Constitutional Challenges to Zoning Ordinance Changes
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • October 25 2017

On October 13, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit decided the case of Siena Corporation v. Mayor and City Council of Rockville, Maryland

Maryland Expands Scope of Breach Notification Law
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • October 11 2017

Maryland amended its data breach notification law to, among other things, expand on its definition of “personal information” covered under the law

Amendment to Maryland “Blue Sky” Law Removes Filing Requirement for Many Private Employers Granting Equity Awards to Employees
  • Baker McKenzie
  • USA
  • October 9 2017

The state of Maryland recently revised their state “Blue Sky” securities law to provide for a self-executing exemption for compensatory benefit plan