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Your Securities Digest for November 8, 2016

Nov 8, 2016 By: Business Law Center

SECurities Digest NewsletterStay connected to the top weekly transactions with the SECurities Digest Newsletter from Business Law Center on WestlawNext.

Brother of punk band’s co-founder can discharge defamation judgment

Nov 4, 2016 By: Donna Higgins

The brother of the deceased co-founder of a 1990s punk group can discharge a defamation judgment against him stemming from a message posted on MySpace about an attorney’s handling of his brother’s probate estate, a Pennsylvania bankruptcy judge has ruled.

DOL Issues Long-Awaited Fiduciary Rule FAQs

Nov 3, 2016 By: Gia Norris

On October 27, 2016, the Department of Labor issued FAQs in connection with the DOL’s April, 2016 final fiduciary investment advice rule and the related new and amended prohibited transaction exemptions issued with the final rule.

Survey highlights outside scrutiny on corporate directors

Nov 2, 2016 By: Nana Ama Sarfo

Many corporate board members say they are facing increased scrutiny from regulators, shareholders and consumers who have unrealistic expectations about directors’ capabilities to oversee corporate activity, according to recent survey results released by executive search firm Spencer Stuart.

Appellate court upholds removal of supervisors for sexually harassing their subordinates

Nov 2, 2016 By: Sandra Johnson

Two recent unreported Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court decisions illustrate the challenges of combating sexual harassment in the workplace.

New York top court upholds dismissal of ‘champerty’ suit

Nov 1, 2016 By: Peter Hamner

New York state’s highest court has declined to revive a lawsuit brought by a company that purchased investment notes allegedly for the

Gender-specific bathroom ban for transgender police officer lands school employer in hot water

Nov 1, 2016 By: Sandra Johnson

Employers face increasing challenges in navigating the legal landscape to avoid claims of sex discrimination as it relates to bathroom access for their transgender employees.

DOJ, FTC warn HR professionals on ‘naked’ wage fixing, no-poach pacts

Oct 29, 2016 By: Elizabeth T. Brown

The Justice Department has announced it will criminally investigate companies that enter into agreements to fix employee compensation or pledge not to

IP geolocater that targeted couple’s farm cannot escape privacy suit

Oct 28, 2016 By: Dan Ostrach

A Kansas couple can proceed with their federal lawsuit alleging an IP geolocation company wreaked havoc on their lives by identifying their

Companies in various industries feel Hurricane Matthew’s impact

Oct 26, 2016 By: Cory Hester

Hurricane Matthew, which pounded the U.S. southeastern coast in early October, adversely impacted companies across various industries, according to recent filings with

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