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New Event Notices For Municipal Bond Disclosure
February 27, 2019 is the compliance date for newly adopted Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") amendments to Rule 15c2-12, adding two new event notices.
United States
12 Mar 2019
Hunton Insurance Recovery Blog: New York Appellate Court Expands Policyholders' Ability To Plead And Seek Consequential Damages
In a huge win for policyholders, a New York appellate court, in D.K. Property, Inc. v National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pa., held that an insured need not provide a detailed factual description...
United States
30 Jan 2019
Hunton Retail Law Resource: Restaurants On Wheels
In a 2017 interview, Nigel Travis, former CEO of Dunkin' Brands, stated that "delivery will be the next wave" in the restaurant industry and that it would "be like a revolution,"
United States
16 Jan 2019
Blockchain Legal Resource: The State Of Smart Contract Legislation
Recently, several states have passed legislation allowing the use of smart contracts and blockchain technology in various commercial contexts.
United States
10 Sep 2018
Eleventh Circuit Compels Parties To Arbitrate In London Despite Contract's Conflicting Arbitration Forum Selection Clauses
The Eleventh Circuit overturned a lower court ruling requiring arbitration in Florida under US law, finding, instead
United States
5 Sep 2018
You Can't Always Get What You Want: Watch Out For The Wording Of Your Guarantees
The need for businesses to protect themselves against a counterparty defaulting is as great as it has ever been.
United States
16 Oct 2017
Force Majeure: Preserving Contractor Rights During The Qatar Diplomatic Crisis; What You Need To Know
On 5 and 6 June 2017, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Saudi), Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen and the Maldives all separately announced that they were severing diplomatic relations with Qatar.
20 Jun 2017
No Room At The Court - Emergency Arbitrator Provisions
The claimant, Gerald Metals, was a Swiss company engaged in commodities trading. It entered into an 'Offtake Contract' with a company called Timis Mining Corp (SL) Limited, which owned an iron ore mine...
United States
24 Jan 2017
‘Representations And Warranties' Made Clear - Guaranteed!
In corporate acquisitions, references to ‘representations and warranties' abound. Even though these terms are sometimes used interchangeably, in law ‘representations' and ‘warranties' are quite different.
United States
27 Oct 2016
Six Key Considerations: Executive Contract Negotiations
Negotiating executive employment contracts is an art and can be rewarding—two parties entering into a relationship with a positive view toward the future.
United States
13 Oct 2016
Exercising Termination Rights - As Always, Approach With Caution
Express termination clauses tend to be the innocent party's first port of call.
United States
24 Aug 2016
Express Yourself: Keeping To The Contract's Proper Meaning
The Court of Appeal has provided a timely lesson for lawyers on avoiding some common pitfalls in the interpretation of exclusion clauses in a contract negotiated between two commercial parties at arm's length.
23 Aug 2016
Express Yourself: Keeping To The Contract's Proper Meaning
The delay gave rise to various disputes between the parties.
United States
23 Aug 2016
Anti-Oral Variation Clauses: A Written Analysis
Despite the saying that ‘a verbal contract is not worth the paper it is written on' (attributed to the American film producer Samuel Goldwyn), there is no shortage of cases in the English courts...
United States
23 Aug 2016
Federal Circuit Defines Supplier Exemption To The On-Sale Bar
In addressing this contract manufacturing issue, the Federal Circuit provided further guidance as to how to apply the first prong of the Supreme Court's Pfaff decision.
United States
21 Jul 2016
The Rising Regulation Of Gift Cards: A Texas Perspective
Gift cards are consistently rated as one of the most sought after presents during the holiday season, and reports indicate that Americans will spend approximately $651 billion on prepaid cards this year.
United States
11 May 2016
Delaware Chancery Court Confirms An MLP's Right To Contractually Eliminate Fiduciary Duties, Including The Duty Of Disclosure
MLPs, like other Delaware limited partnerships, are governed by their partnership agreements and by the Delaware Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act (DRULPA).
United States
27 Apr 2016
Late Is Never Better! Timeline To Protect Your Contract In A Market Downturn
Timing is everything—the value of a contract may be preserved by prompt action before and during a counterparty's bankruptcy.
United States
19 Apr 2016
Back To The Future: The Impact Of Post-Breach Events On Damages
The English law of damages for breach of contract is founded upon the compensatory principle: that damages should place the claimant in the same situation with respect to damages as if the contract had been performed.
14 Apr 2016
When Terms Of Use Are Not Enough – Lessons From Long v. Provide Commerce, Inc.
The California Court of Appeals recently determined that the hyperlink to a website terms of use was not binding on users.
United States
8 Apr 2016
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