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Spring 2014 | Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP | Lauren E. Aguiar, John H. Beisner, David S. Clancy, Anthony J. Dreyer, Jessica D. Miller, Steven F. Napolitano, Jason D. Russell, Charles W. Schwartz, Michael Y. Scudder, Geoffrey M. Wyatt, Matthew S. Barkan, Catherine Fisher, Hillary A. Hamilton, Heather A. Lohman, Brittany D. Parling, Nina R. Rose, Jordan M. Schwartz, Matthew Stein, Jessica N. Walker, Kamali Willett, Brian Baggetta, Kristen J. Greeley, Megan C. Manfred
This is the third edition of The Class Action Chronicle, a quarterly publication that provides an analysis of recent class action trends, along with a summary of class certification and Class Action Fairness Act rulings issued during each quarter. Our publication is designed to keep both practitioners and clients up to date on class action developments in antitrust, mass torts/products liability, consumer fraud and other areas of law.
The U.K.'s banking regulator recently published a consultation paper detailing its approach to supervising international banks, focusing on guidelines for U.K. branches of non-EU banks. International banks should consider the opportunities and challenges that may result.
March 2014 | The Banking Law Journal | Patrick Brandt
March 6, 2014 | Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP | Neil M. Leff, Regina Olshan, Erica Schohn, Joseph M. Yaffe, Michael R. Bergmann, Kristin M. Davis, Berit R. Freeman, Barbara R. Mirza, Alessandra K. Murata, Timothy F. Nelson, David C. Olstein
On February 25, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman David Camp proposed a dramatic overhaul of the U.S. tax code that, if enacted, would have a major impact on executive compensation and benefits. Among other issues, Chairman Camp's proposals would eliminate deferred compensation and nonqualified pensions, as well as make many forms of equity compensation less desirable.
March 6, 2014 | Law360 | Jonathan B. Stone
March 2014 | Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP | Jay B. Kasner, Matthew J. Matule, Edward B. Micheletti, Peter B. Morrison, Amy S. Park, Charles F. (Chuck) Smith and other members of the Securities Litigation Group
This quarter's issue of Inside the Courts, Skadden's securities litigation newsletter, includes an update on two recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions in Chadbourne & Parke LLP v. Troice and Lawson v. FMR LLC. We also provide summaries and associated court opinions of selected cases principally decided between late October 2013 and January 2014, addressing developing state and federal court trends in class certification, fiduciary duties, application of the PSLRA, Exchange Act and Securities Act claims, and whistleblower protections.
March 4, 2014 | Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP | Jay B. Kasner, Matthew J. Matule, Edward B. Micheletti, Peter B. Morrison, Amy S. Park, Noelle M. Reed, Charles F. (Chuck) Smith, Jennifer L. Spaziano
Today, in a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Lawson v. FMR LLC that the Sarbanes-Oxley Act’s whistleblower protections apply to employees of a public company’s private contractors and subcontractors. Justice Ginsburg delivered the opinion of the Court, Justice Scalia (joined by Justice Thomas) concurred in part and in the judgment, and Justice Sotomayor dissented (joined by Justices Alito and Kennedy).