Appellate Court Casts Doubt on Federal Judge Refusal to Accept SEC Consent Judgment

On March 15, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit cast significant doubt upon the validity of the November 29, 2011 ruling of a federal judge in Manhattan that rejected a proposed consent judgment negotiated by

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Posted in All Advisories, Corporate & General Business, Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution

Derivatives and Shipping

Many companies frequently hedge their risks to offset the uncertainties of fluctuating prices. Changes in the future price of energy, crops, and currencies are all business risks that can be subject to contractual hedges that smooth future swings in prices

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Posted in All Advisories, International Law, Shipping, Transportation

Congress Reforms the Patent Process

The America Invents Act, a new law passed by Congress last week and expected to be signed into law by President Obama, is the first significant reform of the Patent application process in sixty years. The Act makes a number

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Posted in All Advisories, Patents & Trademarks, Practice & Industries
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