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Release of Commonsense Principles 2.0

The Ticker

October 30, 2018

On October 18, a group of high profile CEOs and institutional investors released version 2.0 of the Commonsense Principles, a set of corporate governance principles for public companies, their boards and their institutional investors.

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SEC Extends Filing Deadlines for Victims of Hurricane Michael, Warns Investors Against Scams

The Ticker

October 30, 2018

In an October 16 press release, the SEC said that companies hit by Michael will receive an extension on certain filing deadlines.

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Tips for Year Two of Pay Ratio Disclosure

The Ticker

October 30, 2018

With the second year of pay ratio disclosures approaching, most public company counsel will likely feel that the worst is behind them now that they have a process in place and important personnel are up to speed.

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The SEC is now Announcing Edgar Outages

The Ticker

October 30, 2018

In light of recent outages of Edgar’s filing system, this blog post from The Corporate Counsel discusses the SEC’s transparency (and historic lack thereof) with respect to such down time.

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Pioneer Press Reports: First Website Accessibility ADA Lawsuits Hit Minnesota Courts

Internet, Technology, Trademark & Advertising Alerts

October 12, 2018

The first known website accessibility ADA case has been filed by a Minnesota plaintiff in a Minnesota court. What steps can you take to reduce your risk of getting sued?

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The Southern District of Texas: The Next Big Venue in Commercial Bankruptcy?

The Restructuring Report

October 10, 2018

The Southern District of Texas’s recent popularity in commercial filings, stemming from a number of factors, makes it a new contender to be one of the busiest commercial bankruptcy districts in the country.

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Lessons from the Archdiocese Case

The Restructuring Report

October 10, 2018

During the nearly three-year pendency of the case, the battles between the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the committee representing the survivors of sexual abuse have resulted in court decisions on two subjects of broad importance in chapter 11 cases generally.

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Squandered Claim? Creditor’s “Veil Piercing” Cause of Action Held to Be Receivership Property – Even After the Receivership Ended

The Restructuring Report

October 10, 2018

In a new development to receivership law, the Minnesota Court of Appeals affirmed a receiver’s power to pursue a creditor’s “veil piercing” claims against insiders of the company in receivership, and blocked the creditor from pursuing those same claims after the receivership ended.  

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New Faces on the Minnesota Bench

IP Intel

September 25, 2018

Three new judges have recently joined the Minnesota federal bench, returning the District of Minnesota to full strength for the first time in more than two years.

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SEC Extends Filing Deadlines for Victims of Hurricane Florence; Updated Fees for SEC Filers

The Ticker

September 25, 2018

In a September 19 press release the SEC indicated that companies hit by Hurricane Florence will receive an extension on certain filing deadlines.

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