Troutman Sanders
Dish Network Gets Served: An Illinois Court Finds Massive Exposure for Violations of Telemarketing and Do-Not-Call Restrictions

by Alan D. Wingfield , Chad Fuller , Naomi Spector and Virginia Bell Flynn On December 12, 2014, an Illinois federal judge found Dish Network LLC liable for participating in millions of unwanted telemarketing sales calls, where Dish Network could...

Brian JM Quinn
Who Is a Controller?

There have been a number of recent cases that raised the question, "Who is a controller?" The answer is important because in the context of a going private transaction, the presence of a controlling stockholder will affect the standard of review...

Donna Ballman
States With Pro-Employee Laws: No Firing For Legal Off-Duty Activity

Here in Florida, like many states, you can be fired for pretty much anything as long as it isn't discrimination, whistleblowing, making a worker's comp claim or some other protected activity. That means you can be fired because your boss doesn't...

John Holmquist
VW and UAW: Sign and Then What?

VW announced that the UAW has been certified as representing at least 45% of the workforce at its Tennessee plant under its Community Organization Engagement policy and that the union will therefore have the opportunity to meet with plant management and...

Mike Koehler
The FCPA Turns 37

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor This weekend, our favorite statute, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, turns 37. President Jimmy Carter’s December 20, 1977 signing statement stated in full as follows. ...

Kevin M. LaCroix
D&O Insurance: Eleventh Circuit Holds Insured v. Insured Exclusion’s Applicability to FDIC Failed Bank Claims Ambiguous

Going all the way back to the S&L crisis, a recurring insurance coverage issue that has arisen in the failed bank context has been the question of whether or not coverage for a claim brought by the FDIC in its capacity as receiver of a failed bank...