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Sutherland Alert: Shredding Before Suing? Think Twice (Update)

by Ann Fort and Jason Chang Patent owners are now on notice: The Federal Circuit has confirmed that shredding relevant documents after identifying litigation targets can lead to spoliation sanctions, even if the destruction occurred before litigation...

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The Conference Board
Q&A With Charles Elson — Bridging Board Gaps

by Gary Larkin Of the many reports that are out there on corporate governance, there is one that should be included in your "must read" pile this summer. Bridging Board Gaps is a 60-page report produced by a group of directors, business...

Brian JM Quinn
Microsoft's Matching Right for NVIDIA

InformationWeek took a look at NVIDIA's recent 10-Q and noticed something interesting. Microsoft has held a matching right in NVIDIA since 2000, and NVIDIA apparently has the ultimate takeover defense in place. Here's the description of the...

Thomas Fox
The Compliance and Ethics Program: Outsourcing Inspiration

In the June issue of the Harvard Business Review is an article by Alan Grant entitled, " How Customers Can Rally Your Troops ". In this article Grant argues that "End users can energize your workforce better than your managers can."...

Kevin M. LaCroix
D&O Insurance: Does "Fraudulent" Mean "Fraudulent"?

If a verdict form contains the jury's specific finding that the insured engaged in "fraudulent, malicious, oppressive, wanton, willful, or reckless conduct," you might think that would trigger the exclusion for fraudulent misconduct in...

Francis G.X. Pileggi
Chancery Allows Claim for Excess Compensation in Sale Transaction

The Ravenswood Investment Company, L.P. v. Winmill, C.A. No. 3730-VCN (Del. Ch. May 31, 2011). Brief Overview This case involved a plaintiff who is a significant stockholder in a holding company managed by the individual defendants, a father...