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Legal Alert: Invalidation of Georgia Garnishment Statute – Now What? (October 12, 2015)
On September 8, 2015, a federal district court invalidated a portion of the Georgia post-judgment garnishment statute in Strickland v. Alexander, No. 1:12-CV-02735-MHS (N.D. Ga.). Senior Judge Marvin ...
Legal Alert: Delaware Supreme Court Addresses Novel Controlling-Stockholder Claim and Clarifies Effect of a Fully Informed, Uncoerced Stockholder Vote (October 9, 2015)
The Delaware Supreme Court recently issued an opinion, captioned Corwin v. KKR Financial Holdings LLC,1 that sheds further light on when a stockholder owning less than 50% of the voting power of a ...
Legal Alert: Eighth Circuit Upholds FERC Rule on Co-op Avoided Cost Rates (October 8, 2015)
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has upheld the long-standing determination by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that the avoided cost rate paid by a distribution ...
Legal Alert: New Defense Department Guidance on Mergers and Acquisitions (October 8, 2015)
On September 30, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD or the Department) issued new guidance that reaffirmed its earlier view that it would not look favorably on mergers of “top tier defense firms.”  ...
Legal Alert: Battle Lines Drawn in Arizona Solar Rate Design Cases (October 7, 2015)
Electric utilities and residential solar companies continue to wrangle over charges applicable to rooftop solar customers. Recent filings in rate design cases involving Arizona Public Service Company ...
Legal Alert: New NYSE Notification Rules – How to Ensure Your Company Complies with the Updated Timely Alert Policy (October 7, 2015)
On September 28, 2015, the revised New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) requirements relating to the circulation of material non-public information by listed companies, and updated procedures relating ...
Legal Alert: SEC Announces Second Round of Charges Against Underwriters Under MCDC Initiative (October 6, 2015)
On September 30, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced enforcement actions against 22 municipal bond underwriters, the second round of enforcement actions brought by the SEC under ...
Legal Alert: PHMSA Announces Proposed Pipeline Safety Regulations (October 6, 2015)
On October 1, 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announced proposed regulations to revise and update its pipeline safety ...
Legal Alert: Congress Extends Internet Tax Freedom Act as part of Short-Term Spending Bill (September 30, 2015)
On September 30, the U.S. House of Representative voted in favor of H.R. 719, which includes provisions extending the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) through December 11, 2015. The bill, passed ...
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