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SEC Announces New Streamlined Procedure for Confidential Treatment Extensions

The Ticker

May 20, 2019

The SEC recently announced a streamlined procedure for registrants to apply for an extension of confidential treatment for previously granted requests under the traditional CTR regime.

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SEC Approves Silicon Valley-Based Stock Exchange

The Ticker

May 20, 2019

On May 10, the SEC approved the Long-Term Stock Exchange’s application to become a national securities exchange, clearing the way for the San Francisco-based company to launch the nation’s 14th stock exchange.

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New Study Examines How Public Companies Measure Executive Performance

The Ticker

May 20, 2019

A new study by Corporate Board Member and Compensation Advisory Partners surveyed 258 public company board members to “determine how board members measure performance and incorporate it in their company’s incentive compensation plans.”

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5 Ways to Enhance Patent Strategy With Data Analytics

IP Intel

May 13, 2019

There has been a bloom of data analytics tools for patent practice, and some new features of these tools have profoundly enhanced patent practice. Here are five examples of how applicants and their attorneys can improve day-to-day patent strategy using the latest data analytics tools.

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Updated Exemption Amounts Under the Bankruptcy Code

The Restructuring Report

May 13, 2019

New dollar amounts for exemptions under the Bankruptcy Code took effect on April 1, 2019, and apply to all cases filed on or after that date. Ryan Murphy prepared a table that summarizes these updated Bankruptcy Code amounts and also compares the Bankruptcy Code exemptions with the Minnesota state-law exemptions.

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Now at the Supreme Court, Will the Ninth Circuit’s In Re Taggart Decision Affect Sanctions for Willful Violations of the Discharge Injunction?

The Restructuring Report

May 13, 2019

After the Ninth Circuit in In re Taggart set a new and narrow precedent regarding exactly what a creditor must do in order to be subject to civil contempt sanctions for a violation of the discharge injunction, the ball is now with the U.S. Supreme Court to determine what influence that extraordinary opinion will have on other courts.

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A Case to Watch: The Extraterritorial Application of United States Bankruptcy Law

The Restructuring Report

May 13, 2019

In a case that may end up before the Supreme Court, the Second Circuit recently analyzed the extraterritorial application of the fraudulent transfer laws found in the Bankruptcy Code on transfers made outside the U.S. between transferors and transferees both located outside of the U.S.

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Continuing Risks for Businesses Connected to the Marijuana Industry

The Restructuring Report

May 13, 2019

In a recent decision, a gardening supply store was denied bankruptcy protection due to its business model, which targeted marijuana growers in states that have legalized its use.

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SEC Adopts Rules to Modernize and Simplify Regulation S-K

The Ticker

April 15, 2019

On March 20, the SEC announced that it had adopted final rules to modernize and simplify certain disclosure requirements in Regulation S-K.

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SEC Issues Guidance on Redaction of Exhibits Containing Immaterial, Competitively Harmful Information

The Ticker

April 15, 2019

On April 1, the SEC issued guidance to assist registrants in complying with the new rules and procedures governing the redaction of exhibits.

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