In 2014, the SEC’s enforcement division brought 755 cases and collected an agency record $4.1 billion, Mary Jo White said at the Practicing Law Institute’s SEC Speaks conference. To put it in a year-over-year comparison, the SEC brought 686 enforcement actions in 2013, which resulted in $3.4 billion in disgorgement and penalties. Mary Jo White,…

The New York Times DealBook Blog discusses the Boom in Private Equity’s Secondary Market. There is a surge in the secondary market for stakes in private equity funds. According to DealBook: “Investors in private equity funds typically have to wait as long as a decade to get their money back. But many are now cashing…

SEC reporting requirements as the house attempts to ease the process. In January 2015, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 37 named the Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burden Act. The bill, among other things, proposes to ease reporting obligations for emerging growth companies (“EGCs”) and small issuers generally. Emerging Growth Company status…

A proposed portion of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or JOBS Act, has many people buzzing about a whole new opportunity. This new section in Title III of the Act will make it possible for the sale of crowdfunded equity securities through a medium called Funding Portals. People have been comparing these proposed Funding…

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…

The National Law Review posted an article written about the Lyondell Shareholder Clawback Litigation.  The Bradshaw Law Group represents individual defendants in this matter for a low annual flat fee.  Contact Gil@bradshawlawgroup.com if you need representation in this lawsuit.   Attacking LBO (Leveraged Buyout) Payouts as State Law Fraudulent Transfers   The United States Bankruptcy…

Recent News on the Lyondell Clawback Litigation from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft: On January 14, 2014, Judge Robert E. Gerber of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York in Weisfelner v. Fund 1. (In re Lyondell Chemical Co.), Adv. Proc. No. 10-4609 (REG), 2014 WL 118036 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. Jan. 14, 2014) held that…

Law360.com wrote a fantastic write-up on the Lyondell Shareholder Clawback decision: The Bradshaw Law Group represents defendant shareholders for a flat annual fee of $2,000 (which only covers 2 days of hearings per year).   Lyondell Shareholders Can’t Shake Creditors Clawback Suit By Kat Greene Law360, Los Angeles (January 15, 2014, 7:14 PM ET) — A…

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