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Mike Koehler
Texas Supreme Court Dismisses Defamation Claim Against Shell and Concludes That Providing an Internal Investigation Report to the DOJ Is “Absolutely Privileged”

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor Shell Oil Company v. Writt is a civil defamation case that has been closely followed by the corporate community given its impact on conducting internal investigations and cooperating with...

Kevin M. LaCroix
D&O Insurance: The Major Shareholder Exclusion

An exclusion sometimes found in D&O insurance policies precludes coverage for claims made by shareholders who have a specified percentage of ownership in the insured company. This type of exclusion is called a Major Shareholder Exclusion (or, sometimes...

Mack Sperling
Can You Sue Only One Conspirator After Dismissing Its Co-Conspirators?

Can you sue an alleged conspirator without suing the other parties to the alleged conspiracy? That was one of the questions addressed by Judge Gale in the decision last week in Loftin v. QA Investments LLC , 2015 NCBC 41 [an enhanced version of this opinion...

Thomas Fox
The Thrill is Gone: On the Intersection of CSR and the FCPA

Yes indeed the thrill is gone as BB King died last week. While I cannot aver he was the best bluesman ever -- as Keith Richards would, say that was Robert Johnson -- or he was even the greatest bluesman during my lifetime, as Muddy Waters lived until...

Kevin M. LaCroix
Delaware Supreme Court Trims Independent Directors’ Potential Liabilities in M&A Transactions

On May 14, 2015, in a landmark ruling with important implications for the potential liabilities of independent directors of companies involved in M&A transactions, the Delaware Supreme Court held that in order to state a claim for damages against...

Mike Koehler
Friday FCPA Roundup for Week Ending May 15

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor Like it, quotable, and scrutiny alerts and updates. It’s all here in the Friday roundup. Like It If you get your FCPA from FCPA Professor, you can now like FCPA Professor on...