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Delaware Court Upholds Forum Use Restrictions in Books and Records Demand

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January 9, 2015

A recent decision by the Delaware Supreme Court provides companies another tool to control the forum for costly stockholder derivative litigation.

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ISS Issues FAQs on Two Voting Policies

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January 9, 2015

ISS recently issued FAQs addressing two of its 2015 proxy season policy updates, namely its new equity plan scorecard approach and its policy on independent board chair proposals.

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Vanguard Calls for Shareholder Liaison Committees at U.S. Public Companies

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January 9, 2015

Vanguard CEO Bill McNabb revealed that Vanguard was asking the U.S. companies in which it invests to establish shareholder liaison committees in an effort to improve corporate governance.

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SEC Proposes Amendments to Exchange Act Registration Requirements

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January 9, 2015

As mandated by the JOBS Act, the SEC recently proposed changes to the thresholds for registration, termination of registration and suspension of reporting under Section 12(g) of the Exchange Act.

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BSA’s Misleading and Unsavory Tactics in Software Audits

Internet, Technology, Trademark & Advertising Alerts

December 19, 2014

In this article, you will be provided a legal background on software license disputes and tips to consider in interacting with the BSA.

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Responding to Software Audits by the BSA, SIIA and Other Technology Vendors: Legal Tips and Strategy

Internet, Technology, Trademark & Advertising Alerts

November 21, 2014

Software audits, or inquiries by a software vendor regarding legal use of a software license, can be an intimidating experience.

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TRUSTe, Inc. Not So Trustworthy: Privacy Certification Program Pays $200,000 to Settle FTC Charge It Failed to Conduct Annual Recertifications As Promised

Internet, Technology, Trademark & Advertising Alerts

November 20, 2014

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that the for-profit privacy certification business TRUSTe, Inc. agreed to pay $200,000 to settle allegations of false or misleading statements regarding its Privacy Seal Program.

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Harris Tweed and the Chair That Wasn’t

Internet, Technology, Trademark & Advertising Alerts

September 25, 2014

I wondered what Crate&Barrel had done to me and invested the additional 10 seconds to click and find out.

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Michael Jordan Is Still Getting All the Calls from Officials – A Cautionary Tale About Publicity Rights

Internet, Technology, Trademark & Advertising Alerts

August 24, 2014

When Michael Jordan was inducted into the Basketball Hall Of Fame, it was a big deal for every Chicago Bulls fan and the whole town of Chicago. It is also turning out to be a big deal in the world of publicity rights.

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