Securities Law Blog Roundup

Blog Roundup: The latest posts from securities law related blogs:

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There have always been issues, and arbitrations regarding the disclosures made to investors when selling variable annuities. The SEC has announced that it has voted to propose rule changes designed...
GE's debt-riddled balance sheet already forced out its CEO, led the storied company to slash its cherished dividend to a penny and prompted the sale of century-old businesses. Now, GE's mountain of...
NiSource Inc., the parent company of Columbia Gas, is under criminal investigation by the Massachusetts U.S. Attorney's Office, the company said in a regulatory filing this morning. In an SEC...

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The SEC's Enforcement Division's annual "rah-rah" piece, where they pat themselves on the back for the great job they are doing, is out. The report also highlights several actions and initiatives.....
The IRS released new contribution limits for employees who participate in 401(k) plans in 2019. The new number for those using pretax funds will be $19,000 in 2019, up from $18,500 in 2018. That.....

Business Law Professor:

Tom Rutledge posts the following over at the Kentucky Business Entity Law Blog: LLC Members Are Not the LLC’s Employees There is now pending before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals of a suit tha...
Even after 19 years or so of teaching Business Associations courses, I still marvel at how hard it is to teach corporate fiduciary duty doctrine to my students. A lot of my frustration comes from t...
"the few cases addressing the fiduciary duties of officers do not completely clarify whether officers have a fiduciary duty to provide information to the board or what the duty requires" https://t....
The SEC held its Roundtable on the Proxy Process on Thursday, and I was able to watch the live webcast of the last panel on proxy advisory firms. (In a prior post, I discussed how, in advance of th...
Greetings from Florida, the land of the endless voting snafus. As I continue my research on blockchain use cases, I’m particularly fascinated with the potential to make voting more streamlined and ...

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