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In the News Today - April 21, 2015

April 21, 2015 | Insights

A Wall Street Journal opinion piece comments on the "foreign-bribery sinkhole" at the Justice Department, noting that it takes more than seven years on average to conclude Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) cases, coming at a huge cost to companies. (Wall Street Journal) Read More »

Tags: Unclaimed Property, Delaware

Cracking Down on Delaware's Unclaimed Property 'Cash Grab'

April 20, 2015 | Insights

The courts may be on the verge of significantly curtailing a controversial cash-grab program for the state of Delaware. Read More »

Tags: Unclaimed Property, Delaware

In the News Today - April 7, 2015

April 07, 2015 | Insights

Looking to heighten their enforcement profile, federal agencies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) are tapping former Justice Department prosecutors to lead their enforcement units, and in the case of FERC, to lead the entire agency. (Wall Street Journal) Read More »

Tags: Securities Litigation Reform, Delaware

DE Proposal to Prohibit Fee-Shifting 'Huge Win for Lawsuit Business'

March 12, 2015 | Insights

ILR president Lisa A. Rickard was quoted in Reuters regarding the Delaware State Bar Association's proposal to prohibit businesses in the state from adopting fee-shifting bylaws. Read More »

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ILR Responds to Delaware Fee-Shifting Proposal

March 10, 2015 | Insights

ILR President Lisa A. Rickard was twice quoted in the media today regarding the Delaware Bar Association's backing of legislation that would prohibit businesses from shifting legal costs onto shareholders who file unsuccessful lawsuits. Read More »

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'Battle Lines' Drawn Over Delaware Fee-Shifting Fight

January 12, 2015 | Insights

Pensions & Investments' Hazel Bradford writes that "battle lines" have been drawn over a 2014 Delaware court ruling "that lets companies shift legal fees to investors bringing lawsuits." Read More »

Tags: Securities Litigation Reform, Delaware

Delaware Law Weekly Highlights ILR Opposition to Legislation Prohibiting Fee-Shifting By-Laws

December 17, 2014 | Insights

In a review of the Delaware Supreme Court rulings of the past year, Delaware Law Weekly highlights the court's decision in ATP Tour v. Deutscher Tennis Bund, which "upheld corporations' right to adopt fee-shifting bylaws requiring stockholders to pay all legal costs for unsuccessful lawsuits against the company." Read More »

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In The News Today - December 17, 2014

December 17, 2014 | Insights

Apple Inc. was victorious after a federal jury decided yesterday that the company "didn't compete unfairly when it sold music players and songs with copy-protection software that was incompatible with rival devices and music from competing online stores." Read More »

Tags: Class Actions, Delaware

Will Delaware Chancery Court Provide Guidance on Fee-Shifting?

December 11, 2014 | Insights

Will a former stockholder's lawsuit against an airplane repair company give the Delaware Court of Chancery an opportunity to provide corporations with guidance on fee-shifting bylaws – or will the court defer to the legislature? Read More »

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Rickard: Delaware Flirts With Encouraging Shareholder Lawsuits

Author: Lisa. A. Rickard | November 15, 2014 | Insights

ILR President Lisa A. Rickard penned an op-ed in this weekend's Wall Street Journal about the Delaware's recent attempt to "prohibit corporations from protecting themselves against predatory lawsuits." Read More »

Tags: Securities Litigation Reform, Delaware

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