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SEC Proposes A Rule On Climate-Related Risk Disclosure

By Dove Barbanel

On March 21st, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed new rules requiring registered public companies to disclose climate-related risks that are reasonably likely to have a material impact on their business, operations, and financial condition.

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New Law And Circuit Court Decisions Narrow The Enforceability of Arbitration Agreements Under The FAA

By Dove Barbanel

Over time, SCOTUS developed caselaw relating to the FAA which creates a strong presumption in favor of compelling arbitration where there are ambiguities present as to whether the claims in dispute fall within the parties' arbitration agreement.

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Shareholder Activist Uses Proxy Fight to Influence McDonald's Corporate Policies on Pig Welfare

By Dove Barbanel

Fast food giant McDonald's may have questionable animal welfare practices—its suppliers use gestation crates for pregnant pigs, which are considered inhumane. To address this, billionaire investor Carl Icahn has proposed a proxy contest to change the composition of McDonald's Board of Directors. Gestation crates typically house pigs so tightly that they…

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DOJ Promises to Crack Down on White-Collar Crime. Will Anything Really Change?

By Joseph Fawbush, Esq.

The Department of Justice recently outlined a new, tougher policy toward prosecuting white-collar criminals.

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Facebook: New Name, New Rules

By Camila Laval, J.D.

Not only does Facebook have a new name, but the company can also take credit for helping establish a new test for demand futility for derivative lawsuits under Delaware law. The new test, adopted by the Supreme Court of Delaware in United Food and Commercial Workers…

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FTC Says Amazon Must Pay Out $61.7 Million In Stolen Flex Driver Tips

By Laura Temme, Esq.

"Oh, so that's how tips work." The Federal Trade Commission has ordered Amazon to pay out $61.7 million to the company's Flex drivers, following an investigation that discovered the company was keeping nearly one-third of driver tips. Amazon Caught Using Driver Tips to Cover Base Pay This isn't the first time gig drivers have made this complaint, either.

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