Government & Public Sector Blog
- Blog: TSMP ForefrontPower to the people – opening the gates to shareholder activismPosted on October 2, 2017 by Instead of blaming the "Gahmen", let's rethink Singapore's enforcement architecture that addresses corporate misfeasance.
- Blog: Exempt Org Resource - Nonprofit Law BlogTax Relief for Hurricane Victims (Plan Loans and Hardship Distributions)Posted on September 27, 2017 by The IRS will permit 401(k) plans, 403(b) plans, and certain other qualified plans to make plan loans through more streamlined procedures and hardship distributions under liberalized rules to participants and their family members who lived or worked in disaster areas that were impacted by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, so long as those disaster areas [...]
- Blog: Appellate InsightExpert Testimony, Case-Specific Facts, and HearsayPosted on September 15, 2017 by Gary A. WattIn People v. Sanchez (2016) 63 Cal.4th 665, the California Supreme Court held that expert testimony involving case-specific facts is subject to exclusion as hearsay—just like any other testimony. In so holding, the Court overruled its prior decisions, including People v. Montiel (1993) 5 Cal.4th 877, which permitted courts wide latitude in allowing experts to […]
- Blog: Global Capital Markets LitigationRBS Settles RMBS Claims in FHFA SettlementPosted on July 25, 2017 by Meg SlachetkaOn July 12, 2017, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (“FHFA”) announced an agreement to settle claims arising out of RBS’s sale of allegedly faulty residential mortgage-backed securities (“RMBS”). RBS will pay $5.5 billion to settle the claims. The FHFA, as conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, filed...… Continue Reading
- Blog: INGOTS: Raw Thoughts and Unpolished IdeasBusiness Model and Computer Program Will Soon be Patentable in ChinaPosted on March 30, 2017 by Spilman AdministratorWe recently received an informational white paper from our agents in China, Lynn Wang and Zhou Jiaxin at NTD Intellectual Property, with news about a change to make software and business methods patentable as long as certain conditions are met. … Continue reading →
- Blog: LEXOTERICA: A PHILIPPINE BLAWGJune 2014 Philippine Supreme Court Decisions on Commercial LawPosted on July 3, 2014 by Hector M. de Leon Jr.Here are select June 2014 ruling of the Supreme Court of the Philippines on commercial law: Corporations; capacity to sue … Continue reading →