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Apr 22, 2019

The Cost of Capital: How High Will Director & Officer Insurance Premiums Climb for Non-U.S. Businesses?

American businesses, especially those whose securities are publicly traded on exchanges in the U.S. capital markets, know full well that their shareholding owners may sue them for mismanagement and also for failing to be frank about performance and/or risks. Adding to potential shareholder claims, among other things, are environmental pollution, sexual misconduct, and breaches of cybersecurity.» Read More

Mar 31, 2011

Focused REWIND: Wal-mart v. Dukes

  • The Los Angeles Times in its coverage of Wal-mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, Betty, et al., 10-277, “Supreme Court hears arguments in Wal-Mart sex discrimination case,” calls the Supreme Court “skeptical.”
  • Meanwhile, The New York Times in its story, “Justices Take Up Class-Action Issue in Wal-Mart Bias Suit,” says the Supreme Court “appeared closely divided on Tuesday during arguments over the theory put forth by the plaintiffs.”
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Mar 29, 2011

Will the United States Supreme Court Declare an Open Season for Class Actions Against Business? – Wal-mart v. Dukes

The United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in a case that could have an enormous impact on business in the United States.  In Wal-mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, Betty, et al., 10-277, plaintiffs seek to affirm certification of a “nationwide class action consisting of all current and former female employees of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.,» Read More

Jan 04, 2011

What Every Foreign Manufacturer Doing Business in the U.S. & NJ Should Know, Part I: New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act

“Together with the District of Columbia, every state now has codified some form of consumer protection.”1 New Jersey and California have some of the toughest consumer protection laws. As an example, we will focus on the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, N.J.S.A.» Read More

Jun 29, 2010

Potential Liability for Endorsements on Social Networking Websites

Endorsements on social networking websites can be a valuable marketing tool for companies.  They can also lead to potential liability according to guidelines issued by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”).  Effective December 1, 2009, the FTC issued revisions to its endorsement guidelines which provide guidance on how to avoid deceptive advertising. » Read More