Topic: Antitrust

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cuban Wins, Rabobank Pays, FDIC Warns, Australia Repeals

This day in legal history: on October 31, 2002, a federal grand jury indicts former Enron CFO Andrew Fastow on 78 counts of wire fraud, money laundering, conspiracy, and obstruction of justice related to the company’s collapse. Scary! Fake Graveyards, Insulting Tombstones, & A Lawsuit Over Free Speech Violations… (Is That Legal?) It took the… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Caution on Boards, Fracking in Europe, EEOC in Court, Energy in California

Let the JD Supra Corporate Brief turn your Monday into “Funday:” In the face of market volatility and economic pressures, who can blame boards of directors for being cautious? (Cadwalader) The future of fracking in Europe is uncertain… (BakerHostetler) The shutdown is over – now what? (Mintz Levin) The gig is up for investment advisers… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: CFIUS Authority, SEC Enforcement, 2014 Proxies, Patent Trolls

Government shutdown or no government shutdown, there’s still a JD Supra Corporate Brief to read: The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States just ordered an Indian company to sell its stake in a US digital security business… (Goodwin Procter) “Costly and complicated” is one way to describe the SEC’s new CEO pay ratio… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Accounting Fraud, Stolen Secrets, Activist Investors, EPA Limits

Why did the chicken cross the road? To read the JD Supra Corporate Brief, of course. And to get one of those cronuts everyone keeps talking about around the coop… How companies can prepare for the SEC’s renewed focus on accounting fraud… (Skadden Arps) A cautionary tale for every employer that lets workers access both… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: IP Disputes, Consent Orders, Hazard Communication, Cybersecurity Framework

Keeping track of important law news is easy with the JD Supra Corporate Brief. See for yourself: The ITC is a good forum for resolving international IP disputes. Unless, of course, you’re a Standard-Essential Patent holder… (Akerman Senterfitt) According to the new head of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, there are five benefits to using… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: DOL Agenda, Ominbus Rule, EEOC Tactics, Conflict Minerals

Live from New York, it’s the Xerox 914 – on September 16, 1959, Xerox introduces the world’s first successful plain-paper photocopier to the world via live television. US Labor Secretary Thomas Perez is making it clear that the DOL will pursue an aggressive, pro-union agenda of labor and employment law reforms under his watch… (Ogletree… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Trade Secrets in China, Wire Fraud at Locust, Insurance Issues in Congress, Three Quarters of a Billion (Dollars)

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The most important law news? Why, it’s the JD Supra Corporate Brief, of course: “Feelings, nothing more than feelings…” The new anthem for private equity firms? (Greentarget) Taiwanese executives from HTC were arrested for selling trade secrets to China. Here’s why it matters to US companies…… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Performance Evaluations, Mount TCPA, FCPA Investigation, Price Effect

How to save time in the morning? Our suggestions: programmable coffeemaker, all-weather dog door, email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief. Performance evaluations can be helpful to both employee and employer – if they’re done right… (Spilman) It ain’t over ‘til the loan officers sign… (Ballard Spahr) It’s everything you need to know about… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Data Protection, Money Laundering, Undocumented Workers, Ponzi Schemes

A little perspective: on September 3, 1929, the Dow Jones industrial average closed at 381.17, its highest point before Black Tuesday… Will the EU’s data protection regulation ever see the light of day? (Wilson Sonsini) “OK, OK – we’ll give back the $47 million if you promise not to prosecute us for money laundering…” (Fuerst… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: China Antitrust, Government Overreaching, Wellness Programs, TCPA Rules

We thought he’d never stop talking… On this day in 1957, Senator Strom Thurmond ended the 24 hour and 18 minute filibuster he began a day earlier in opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1957. The bill passed shortly after, and was signed into law on September 9 by President Eisenhower. As it turns… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Fracking Rule Comments, Commercial Crime Insurance, SOX Whistleblower Protections, Retail Energy Contracts

Register for email updates, and you’ll never go looking for the JD Supra Corporate Brief again. It’s as easy as click, type, send… The BLM’s proposed rules for fracking on public lands garnered substantial attention: more than 1,000,000 comments’ worth, to be exact… (BakerHostetler) India’s accession to the Madrid Protocol means that trademark registrations in… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Patent Trolls, Powdered Milk, FATCA Registration, George Clooney

Go on, pour yourself a nice tall mug of law news for the ride into work. You’ll be glad you did… Could it be that some patent trolls play an important role in the country’s economic growth? (Burns & Levinson) Canada is cracking down on corruption. Time to clean up your act, eh? (Morrison &… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Health Care Acquisitions, Price Fixing Sentences, National Security Reviews, Collecting Whistleblower Awards

On this day in 1993, the Oslo Accords were signed in Norway between Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat. Just what the doctor ordered: a successful health care acquisition (DLA Piper) Fix prices and go to jail… (Foley & Lardner) Chinese investors can learn a lot from the 2013… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Can Openers, Anti-Competitive Agreements, Free Trade, Leased Photocopiers

On August 16, 2010, China officially surpassed Japan as the world’s second-biggest economy, just three decades after Deng Xiaoping opened the country to foreign investment, private competition, and the “socialist market economy.” This is why you don’t want to challenge a patent attorney to an argument… (Fenwick & West) 2015 will be here before you… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: FTC Approval, Gray Market, Personal Email, Say-on-Pay Lawsuits

Haven’t signed up yet for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief? What on earth are you waiting for? Why would a buyer want FTC blessing of an acquisition that falls below the HSR reporting threshold? (Perkins Coie) It’s not smoke and mirrors: gray market goods have indeed gotten a little less gray… (Quinn… Read more »