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investigations and enforcements
On January 6, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced that it has modified its settlement policy for enforcement actions that also involve a criminal conviction or admissions by a defendant of criminal violations. Under its new policy, the traditional...
On October 21, 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced enforcement actions against Office Depot, Inc. and two executive officers for violating Regulation FD by selectively conveying to analysts and institutional investors that Office Depot would not meet analysts’ earnings...
In Comedy Club v. Improv West Associates the Ninth Circuit held that an in-term covenant not to compete (a covenant that continues during the term of a contract or relationship) in a Trademark License agreement was overbroad, but enforced a more limited version of the covenant. The Court held...
On June 13, 2008, the Department of Justice ("DOJ") issued Opinion Procedure Release 08-02 which allowed Halliburton Company ("Halliburton") to acquire Expro International Group, PLC ("Expro"), a foreign (U.K.) corporation with potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act...
On September 15, 2008, a California Court of Appeal decided the case of Varisco v. Gateway Science and Engineering, Inc., holding that - where all other indicators point to a valid independent contractor relationship - a single clause in a contract allowing either party to terminate the...