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Francis G.X. Pileggi
Delaware Supreme Court Hears Argument on Airgas' Appeal Regarding Bylaw Amendment and Stockholders' Meeting

On November 3, 2010, in Airgas, Inc. v. Air Products and Chemicals Inc., No. 649,2010, the Delaware Supreme Court held oral argument in the expedited appeal by Airgas of the Court of Chancery's October 8, 2010 decision. (A summary of that Chancery...

Thomas Fox
FCPA Settlement Day

Today, in what the FCPA Blog called "making FCPA history", the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the agreement by the Global logistics firm Panalpina and the energy companies Shell, Transocean...

Corporate and Securities Law Community Staff
The LexisNexis Top Business Law Blog of 2010

Our community has spoken: the LexisNexis Top Business Law Blog of 2010, with 36% of the vote, is..... TheCorporateCounsel.net Following the long-standing tradition of The Corporate Counsel and The Corporate Executive , TheCorporateCounsel...

Thomas O. Gorman
Obtaining Review of an Order to Compel Privileged Documents

Last term, the Supreme Court concluded that an order requiring the production of privileged materials cannot typically be appealed as a final judgment under the rule of Cohen v. Beneficial Indus. Loan Corp. , 337 U.S. 541 (1949) [ enhanced version...

Doug Cornelius
What is a Security? Is Real Estate a Security?

Previously, I went through the analysis that a fund manager is considered an investment adviser . But left open the question of "what is a security?" That's a key question for fund managers with alternative investments, like real estate...

Gary Larkin
Dear CFO: SEC Warns of Foreclosure Disclosure Issues

It looks like public company directors don't have to just heed my warning [See Oct. 20 blog post .]about addressing the possible fallout from the current foreclosure crisis. By now their management teams should have told them the SEC is gently...