Donald C. Dowling Jr.
Global Code of Conduct Drafting Strategy

Codes of conduct provide employees with an ethical and behavioral framework to help make the right decisions and form productive relationships. Global codes of conduct should be broad enough to reflect the shared values of an international community,...

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Peter Sullivan
Sullivan on Requirement of Competitive Injury

The Robinson-Patman Act states that it is against the law for those engaged in commerce to discriminate in price, services, or facilities when such discrimination may substantially lessen competition. Beyond the need to demonstrate antitrust injury, competitive...

Jack B. Siegel
Siegel on Tackney v. U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Assn, 408 Md. 700 (2009)

In Tackney v. United States Naval Acad. Alumni Ass'n , 408 Md. 700 (Md. 2009) , the Maryland High Court affirmed the dismissal of a complaint, which alleged that a nonprofit corporation’s board acted arbitrarily in interpreting the entity’s...

Henry C. Blackiston, Esq.
Henry C. Blackiston on Compliance, Executive Compensation, and Option Dating

More than 90 companies have been investigated by federal prosecutors, regulators, or independent board committees for backdating stock option grants. This Commentary expands the discussion by renowned expert Henry C. Blackiston contained in chapter 34...

Jack B. Siegel
Jack B. Siegel on Adler School of Professional Psychology v. Page

Incorporators, officers, directors, and employees of business entities should always clearly indicate when they are acting on behalf of an organization. Adler Sch. of Prof'l Psychology, Inc. v. Page , 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 70206 (N.D. Ill. Aug. 10...

Edmond J. Curtin
Curtin on Metavante and Contract Limitations

A swap agreement between Metavante and Lehman excused Metavante from making scheduled swap payments to Lehman in the event of a default. In Lehman’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, Metavante declined to make the scheduled payments to Lehman. In response...