In Florida a man (“Mr. Snay”) sued his employer for age discrimination. They settled (like most lawsuits do) and pursuant to a confidentiality agreement, the employer paid Mr. Snay $80,000. Enter Mr. Snay’s teenage daughter write her 1200 Facebook friends, stating “Mama and Papa Snay won the case against Gulliver. Gulliver is now officially paying for…

UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK In re: LYONDELL CHEMICAL COMPANY, et al., Debtors. EDWARD S. WEISFELNER, AS LITIGATION TRUSTEE OF THE LB CREDITOR TRUST, Plaintiff, v. FUND 1., et al., Defendants. Chapter 11 Case No. 09-10023 Jointly Administered Adversary Proceeding  Case No. 10-4609 (REG) DECISION AND ORDER ON MOTIONS TO DISMISS APPEARANCES: BROWN…

The Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR Act) established, among other things, premerger notification thresholds that would trigger the necessity of some companies to notify the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and observe a waiting period prior to consummation of certain corporate transactions.  Each year the FTC adjusts this threshold according to the gross national…

Former Lyondell shareholders may be set back by recent developments in the Lyondell bankruptcy case leaving Lyondell shareholders open to creditor fraudulent conveyance claims. Law360, New York (January 27, 2014, 1:17 PM ET).  Lisa Schweitzer writes, “On Jan. 14, 2014, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York held that the Bankruptcy…

A stock transfer agent is an agency, usually a bank, that keeps track of the individuals and entities that own the stock and bonds of a corporation.  Sometimes a corporation will act as its own transfer agent. The role of a transfer agent is divided into three general categories: issuing and canceling certificates, acting as…

This from The Official Delaware State Corporate Law Blog: Historically, business planners structured corporate mergers using either a single step (i.e., a vote of the stockholders to approve the merger at a meeting called for that purpose) or two steps (i.e., a public tender by the buyer for the target’s shares, followed by a meeting…

Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act of 2012 provides for securities based crowdfunding with the intention of making it easier for small businesses and startups to raise funds and for individuals to become investors.  The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released its proposed rules governing crowdfunding, “Regulation Crowdfunding,” in  October of…

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