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Digest for Week of May 5th, 2016

Corporate Law Blog Posts & Case Summaries

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Corporate Law Blog Posts


Anti-Chinese Hacking Trade Secret Bill Goes to Obama's Desk

Jonathan R. Tung, Esq.
May 3, 2016
In these highly interconnected times, a company's intellectual property and trade secrets are more valuable than ever. With this in mind, both houses of Congress sent a bill which will, upon President Obama's signature, become the Defend Trade Secrets Act....
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In-House Counsel: Business Person First, Lawyer Second?

Jonathan R. Tung, Esq.
May 2, 2016
If a study by NYSE Governance Services and BarkerGilmore is to be believed, then in-house counsel jobs are getting less cushy. A big percentage of directors and officers recently polled have noticed a tectonic shift in the role of the...
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Ex-Vanguard In-House Gets Backing From the SEC in Whistleblower Case

Jonathan R. Tung, Esq.
April 28, 2016
A former in-house lawyer for Vanguard group has a friend in the SEC in his wrongful termination battle against the giant mutual fund. It is a great example of the sort of whistleblower situation that no lawyer should wish on...
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5 Top Tax Tips In-House Counsel Need to Know

Casey C. Sullivan, Esq.
April 28, 2016
Tax day has come and gone. But that doesn't mean in-house counsel can stop worrying about the IRS. Helping to keep the company on the right side of the tax code, while helping minimize its tax burden, is a...
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Corporate Law Case Summaries


Eisai Inc v. Sanofi Aventis U.S. LLC

May 4, 2016
Drugs & Biotech, Antitrust & Trade Regulation
(United States Third Circuit) - In an antitrust suit alleging the conduct of defendant harmed competition in the market for anticoagulant drugs by preventing hospitals from replacing Lovenox, one of defendant's drugs with competing drugs, the District Court's grant of summary judgment to defendant is affirmed where, analyzing plaintiff's claims under the rule of reason, there is no evidence that defendant's actions caused broad harm to the competitive nature of the anticoagulant market.
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US v. Tagliaferri

May 4, 2016
White Collar Crime, Securities Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
(United States Second Circuit) - Conviction of several securities‐related offenses, including criminal violations of section 206 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, 15 U.S.C. section 80b‐6, is affirmed over defendant's meritless claim that the District Court erred in not instructing the jury that investment adviser fraud requires proof of intent to harm his clients.
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Boardman v. Pacific Seafood Group

May 3, 2016
Antitrust & Trade Regulation
(United States Ninth Circuit) - In an antitrust action brought by a group of West Coast fishermen against seafood processors, the district court's orders granting a preliminary injunction and denying a motion to compel arbitration are affirmed where: 1) the fishermen's claims did not fall within the scope of the purported arbitration provision in the settlement agreement; and 2) the fishermen showed a sufficient likelihood of success on the merits because they did not release their claims in the previous settlement agreement, and they adequately demonstrated that the proposed transaction could substantially lessen competition, and they also demonstrated a likelihood of irreparable harm.
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