Topic: Communications

New SDX Protocol Provides a Framework for Investors And Public Companies To Work Together

Friends, shareholders, directors, lend me your ears … Thanks to the Shareholder-Director Exchange, “a working group of leading independent directors and representatives from some of the largest and most influential long-term institutional investors,” public company boards and corporate shareholders now have a framework for working together to achieve their common – and individual – objectives.… Read more »

Telemarketers Take Note: TCPA “Prior Consent” Rules Go Into Effect Today

As of today, October 16, 2013, telemarketers and other businesses that place pre-recorded calls to residential phones or cell numbers will have to obtain prior written consent from owners before placing a single call. Failure to do so could be costly, write Gerald Ferguson and Theodore Kobus at BakerHostetler: “Consumers receiving calls in violation of… Read more »

Telemarketers Have Until October 16 to Change Their Automatic Dialing Procedures. The Stakes Are High, Are You Ready?

“…a business can only invoke the prior express consent exception for autodialed or prerecorded calls to a mobile phone or for prerecorded telemarketing calls to a residential line if the called party has physically or electronically signed an agreement that clearly authorizes calls or texts to be made to their phone number by that particular… 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 »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Obamacare Deadlines, SEC Settlements, Food Safety, Whistleblower Protections

We can’t promise fireworks, but this JD Supra Corporate Brief is sure to make your morning commute a little more exciting: Next year’s “Pay or Play” deadline? Um, we spoke a little too soon… (JD Supra Contributors) Even the SEC appears to be tiring of “neither admit nor deny” settlements… (Orrick) Love means never having… Read more »

US Strengthens Restrictions on Iran – with One Notable Exception

It’s a busy time for US government officials charged with imposing sanctions against Iran. What’s new? 1. Sanctions on financial institutions that trade in Iran’s currency: “On June 3, the Obama Administration announced a new Executive Order authorizing sanctions that directly target trade in Iran’s currency, the rial. The order authorizes the Treasury Secretary to… Read more »

SEC Fraud Charges Against Harrisburg, Pa, Send Warning to All Municipalities

“What we’ve got here is failure to communicate” (The Captain, Cool Hand Luke) Earlier this month, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, with securities fraud for public statements made by municipal officials. Attorneys Robert Feyer and Todd Scott of Orrick explain: “… the SEC found that the City had violated the securities laws… Read more »