The payment of severance in the event of a termination of employment is often conditioned on the execution of a release agreement.
The M&A market has continued to experience heightened hostile M&A activity. Despite an inherently high failure rate, hostile offers remain an option for acquisitive strategic companies as well as hedge funds and activist investors.
Working with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Trade Commission announced a collaborative effort targeting deceptive and misleading mortgage advertisements.
Two federal circuit courts have recently issued major decisions involving the False Claims Act ("FCA") that promise to have a major impact on future litigation.
On November 16, 2012, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) released its 2013 "Corporate Governance Policy Updates and Process," which will be used in its proxy voting recommendations for this upcoming annual meeting season.
Six years after the passage of AB 32, the world finally knows what a metric ton of carbon emissions costs in California, when the California Air Resources Board (CARB or Board) released the results of the November 14, 2012, auction.
Federal and state health reform efforts present compelling opportunities to advance new payment and delivery system models to improve the quality of healthcare services and rein in costs.
In a joint enforcement effort with state officials in Arizona, Arkansas, and Florida, the Federal Trade Commission announced actions against five robocall companies based in those states.
The Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission have jointly issued long-awaited guidance on their interpretation and enforcement of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
On Tuesday, November 6, 2012, California voters approved Proposition 39-THE CALIFORNIA CLEAN ENERGY JOBS ACT.