Category Archives: Business law

The Longer It Lasts, the More a Shutdown Could Hurt the Economy

The early days of the federal government shutdown won’t slow the American economy much, but that could change if the impasse drags out... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Remarks on Shareholder Engagement

Posted by Jay Clayton, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, on Saturday, January 20, 2018 Editor's Note: Jay Clayton is Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This post is based on Chairman Clayton’s recent remarks at the SEC-NYU Dialogue on Securities Markets . The views expressed in this post are those of Mr. Clayton and do not necessarily reflect those of the Securities and Exchange Commission or its staff. Related research from the Program on Corporate Governance includes The Agency Problems of Institutional Investors by Lucian Bebchuk, Alma Cohen, and Scott Hirst. This is now the fourth in the series of SEC-NYU dialogues, and I am pleased with the four topics that have been covered, as well as the quality of the discussions thus far. It is important that the SEC be able to take a forward-looking approach with respect to our securities markets—to keep up to date with key developments, and be alert to….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Educoncours’ 1st International Essay Writing Competition on Corporate Law, 2018

[Announcement on behalf of Educoncours] About the Competition The competition aims at allowing law students to express their opinions with the world, which includes some suggestions, critical analysis of the present corporate world, their innovative ideas which might lead to some widespread contribution in this area of law. This is an opportunity for every law student to discover this wide ambit of corporate law. To ensure quality of our publication and to better serve the peers in the academic circle we have a strong and highly qualified editorial board of legal luminaries. Selected entries from this competition may be considered for the publication in our journal bearing ISSN number. Themes The theme of the Competition is General Corporate Laws Sub-Themes The following sub-themes have been identified as requiring academic consideration: Impact of FRDI Bill, 2017 Critical Analysis of Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2017. Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2017….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Police Department Sued Over Taser Training and Discrimination

It is vital for employers to understand any physical limitations that their employees have. Not responding appropriately can lead to serious legal trouble. It’s a situation that happened recently in Union City, Georgia where a police detective sued her former employer. Jacqueline Lewis is an African-American woman who had been employed by the department for 10 years when her career stumbled. Lewis suffered a heart attack in 2009 and was diagnosed with a chronic heart condition. This condition didn’t render her unfit, so Lewis continued in her role until the department decided to require all employees to carry a Taser. As a part of the training, each employee was expected to submit to a five-second shock. Participants had to seek the consent of their physician prior to the training, but Lewis’ doctor refused permission because of her heart condition. Lewis’ superiors placed her on administrative leave, and a series of mishaps appears to have worsened….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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William Bain Jr., Business Consultant and Romney Mentor, Dies at 80

He made Bain & Company, in Boston, a fierce competitor to some of the country’s leading firms. Mitt Romney was one of his most significant hires... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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