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Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP | USA | 5 May 2021

California Federal Court Enforces Delaware Forum Bylaw and Dismisses Derivative Shareholder Suit Including Exchange Act Proxy Claims

We have discussed in previous alerts a spate of shareholder lawsuits alleging corporate fiduciary breaches and securities law violations tied to the…
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Lexology PRO | Australia, Canada, China, etc. | 29 Apr 2021

SPACs: Key steps to managing risk

How companies should manage litigation and liability risks when dealing with special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) in key jurisdictions around the globe.

Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 29 Apr 2021

Another Diversity Suit Tossed on Forum Selection Grounds

This week, another shareholder derivative suit was dismissed based on a forum selection clause contained in the company’s bylaws. In November 2020, a…

Shearman & Sterling LLP | USA | 28 Apr 2021

Ninth Circuit holds Omnicare’s standard for falsity of opinion applies to claims under section 14(a) of the Exchange Act

On April 20, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a putative securities class action against an…

Jones Day | USA | 27 Apr 2021

NFTs: Key U.S. Legal Considerations for an Emerging Asset Class

Non-fungible tokens are an emerging digital asset class that present a unique set of commercial, regulatory, and other legal considerations. The…

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | USA | 20 Apr 2021

Corporate Crime update - April 2021 | United States

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced that an airline company has agreed to pay over $49 million to resolve criminal charges and civil…

Shearman & Sterling LLP | USA | 13 Apr 2021

Northern District Of Illinois Denies Motion To Dismiss Securities Fraud Claims Against Surgical Implants Manufacturer, Finding Plaintiffs Adequately Alleged Material Misstatements And Scienter

On April 1, 2021, Judge Matthew F. Kennelly of the Eastern District of Illinois denied a motion to dismiss a claim under Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of…

Jones Day | USA | 6 Apr 2021

SEC Awards More Than $500,000 to Whistleblower

On March 29, 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") announced an award of more than $500,000 to a whistleblower who had initially raised…

Shearman & Sterling LLP | USA | 31 Mar 2021

District Of Connecticut Dismisses Putative Class Action For Failure To Adequately Allege Material Misrepresentations, Scienter, and Loss Causation

On March 19, 2021, Judge Stefan R. Underhill of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut dismissed with prejudice a putative…

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP | USA | 31 Mar 2021

California District Court Dismisses Derivative Suit Against Facebook Board Members and Executives Challenging Alleged Lack of Diversity

On March 19, 2021, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California ordered the dismissal of Natalie Ocegueda v. Zuckerberg…
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