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Court Holds International Cancer Agency Is Not A Private Corporation

More than a half century ago, the World Health Assembly established the International Agency for Research on Cancer as the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization.  Although headquartered in Lyon, France, the IARC has a critical...

Department Of Business Oversight Found Liable For Investors' Attorney Fees

In 2011, the Department of Business Oversight filed a civil action against Investco Management & Development LLC and its promoters alleging various violations of the securities laws in connection with the offer and sale of LLC membership interests. ...

Department of Business Oversight

Legislature Mulls Mandating Board Interviews Of Everyone But Nonbinary Persons And Caucasian Males

I have previously written about one California legislator's plan to impose gender quotas on publicly traded companies that have their principal executive offices in the state.  The bill is being heard today by the Senate Banking and Financial...

Corporate Governance

Industrial Development Bonds And The Mystery Of Federal Preemption

This should be a straightforward question - Are qualification and registration requirements under state securities laws preempted with respect to industrial development bonds?

When Congress enacted the National Securities Markets Improvement Act of...

Corporate Securities Law

Industrial Loan Company Securities - They May Or May Not Be What You Assume Them To Be

California Corporations Code Section 25100 is a long list of securities exempt from the qualification requirements of the Corporate Securities Law of 1968.  Last on this list (Section 25100(t)) is any security issued or guaranteed by and...

Corporate Securities Law

Material Breach Releases Obligation To Third Party Beneficiaries

Yesterday, the Nevada Supreme Court held that one party's material breach of a contract releases the non-breaching party's contractual obligation to a third-party beneficiary.  Cain v. Price, 134 Nev. Adv. Op. 26 (2018).  In this case, the contract...

Bill Would Require Race And Gender Pay Equity Reports

In March, I wrote about AB 2571 which would have prohibited public pension fund investments in alternative investment vehicles that lacked race and gender pay equity policies.   Yesterday, the bill was amended to require public investment funds to...

California Gender Equity Quota Bill Advances

An effort by several California legislators to impose gender quotas on publicly held corporations will be heard next week by the Banking and Financial Institutions Committee.  SB 826, as amended on April 3, will apply to both California domestic...

Cede Freeze Fails To Kindle Personal Jurisdiction In Nevada

Many may have heard of Cede and Company, but what exactly is it and who owns it?  Cede is a New York partnership, of which Depository Trust Company and The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation are partners.  The former, DTC, is a New York...

personal jurisdiction

Nevada Supreme Court Accords Preclusive Effect To Subsequent Federal Court Order

When bad things happen to corporations, derivative suits are sure to follow.  So it was for Galectin Therapeutics, Inc., a Nevada corporation.  Following publication of allegations of a "stock promotion scheme", stockholders filed derivative suits...

derivative suit

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