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State Capacity, Minority Shareholder Protections, and Stock Market Development

Via Knowledge@Wharton – “In their paper, “State Capacity, Minority Shareholder Protections, and Stock Market Development,” Guillen and INSEAD professor Laurence Capron evaluated current and historical legislation in more than 70 countries with both established and emerging markets and found that it’s not enough for countries to have legal provisions in place. There also must be a mechanismContinue Reading

First Look at the Proposed Fraudulent Joinder Prevention Act of 2015

Hellman, Arthur D., A First Look at the Proposed ‘Fraudulent Joinder Prevention Act of 2015’ (October 5, 2015). Hearing Before the House Committee on the Judiciary – Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, September 29, 2015; U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-35. Available for download at SSRN: “Almost half a centuryContinue Reading

Phone numbers for all 535 voting members of Congress 2015

Via Politico as published by People, this is a copy of a one pager – telephone numbers of each voting member of the U.S. House and Senate.

SEC Interpretation of “Whistleblower” Definition

SEC Interpretation of “Whistleblower” Definition Posted by Nicholas S. Goldin, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, on Sunday, October 4, 2015. “On August 4, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued an interpretive release to clarify its reading of the whistleblower rules it promulgated in 2011 under Section 21F of the Securities Exchange Act ofContinue Reading

Cybersecurity: Legislation, Hearings, and Executive Branch Documents

CRS – Cybersecurity: Legislation, Hearings, and Executive Branch Documents, Rita Tehan, Information Research Specialist, September 8, 2015. “Cybersecurity vulnerabilities challenge governments, businesses, and individuals worldwide. Attacks have been initiated against individuals, corporations, and countries. Targets have included government networks, companies, and political organizations, depending upon whether the attacker was seeking military intelligence, conducting diplomatic orContinue Reading

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the Supreme Court: A Legal Analysis of Young v. United Parcel Service

CRS – The Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the Supreme Court: A Legal Analysis of Young v. United Parcel Service. Jody Feder, Legislative Attorney. September 25, 2015. “In 2015, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Young v. United Parcel Service. In the case, a United Parcel Service (UPS) worker named Peggy Young challenged her employer’sContinue Reading

School Shootings in America Since Sandy Hook

“Everytown is a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities. Gun violence touches every town in America. For too long, change has been thwarted by the Washington gun lobby and by leaders who refuse to take common-sense steps that will save lives. But something is changing. More than 3Continue Reading

Federal Transit Administration Issues Proposed Rule for Transit Agencies to Achieve State of Good Repair, Improve Safety

“The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today issued a proposed rule that would require public transportation agencies to monitor and manage their capital assets to achieve and maintain a state of good repair.  Identifying and prioritizing maintenance and repair needs of transit vehicles and infrastructure could lower costs, increase reliability and performance,Continue Reading

Majority Says Any Budget Deal Must Include Planned Parenthood Funding

Pew – “With the prospect of a government shutdown apparently decreasing, the public by a wide margin says that any congressional budget agreement must maintain funding for Planned Parenthood. The latest national poll by the Pew Research Center, conducted Sept. 22-27 among 1,502 adults, finds that 60% say that any budget deal must maintain funding forContinue Reading

NLM Releases New Research Resource for Domestic Violence

“The National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) has released a new health services research resource on domestic violence, to complement the new NLM exhibition, Confronting Violence, Improving Women’s Lives. The new resource can be found on the Web portal, Health Services ResearchContinue Reading

New on LLRX – Vermont’s Legislature is Considering Support for Blockchain Technology and Smart Contracts

Via – Vermont’s Legislature is Considering Support for Blockchain Technology and Smart Contracts:  Bitcoin is a significant disruptive technology with a growing impact on the financial sector and legal sectors, around the world. Alan Rothman expertly educates us on new legislation from Vermont that is intended to move the state towards using blockchain technologyContinue Reading

Washington Post will publish all stories on Facebook By Lukas I. Alpert – “While most publishers have been planning to post a trickle of stories on Facebook Inc. ’s Instant Articles platform, the Washington Post intends to go straight to a fire hose. The paper said Tuesday it will publish 100% of the stories that go on its website to Instant Articles. ThatContinue Reading