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SEC's 8-K Reporting Rules Face Major Changes

Companies will soon have to file substantially more information than ever before with the Securities and Exchange Commission on changes to business operations, and will have to do so in a much tighter time frame. Most notably, the new Form ...

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The New 8-K In A Nutshell

The Securities and Exchange Commission had planned to overhaul the 8-K reporting requirements before Wall Street stock scandals dominated the commission’s attention over the past few years. The initiative was put on hold when the focus turned to drafting the ...

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Wooing Corporate Clients: What GCs Look For From Outside Counsel

With competition for legal work as fierce as ever, a number of practices and concerns have emerged among general counsel in selecting law firms to represent their companies. Outside counsel should provide superior service that stems from a genuine interest ...

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'Electronic Discovery' Rules May Be Changed

Proposed changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that address the issue of “electronic discovery” have been approved by a committee of the U.S. Judicial Conference. The changes must still be approved by the Conference, the U.S. Supreme Court ...

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Dolan Media Acquires 14 Newspapers, Websites Of Lawyers Weekly

Dolan Media Company has acquired the 14 newspapers and associated websites of Lawyers Weekly, Inc., a leading publisher for the legal profession. The deal closed Aug. 31. Purchase price and terms were not disclosed. James P. Dolan, president and chief ...

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Checklist Of Top Issues Consider When Licensing IP

A well-conceived intellectual property-licensing program can advance your company’s objectives, maximize profits and provide your company with many advantages. For example, dormant projects can be turned into revenue, new markets can be penetrated, future business partners can be evaluated, future ...

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Maine Firm Expands To Boston

The Portland, Maine-based law firm of Verill & Dana is set to expand to Boston with the opening of its newest office in September. The Boston office will be the firm’s sixth, with five existing locations in Portland, Augusta, and ...

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SEC Looks To Eliminate Fraud In Trading Shares Of 'Shell' Corporations

All the Securities and Exchange Commission wants to do is eliminate a hotbed of fraud arising from trading shares of "shell corporations." You might think that such an admirable task would be universally endorsed. You would be wrong. "Shell" corporations ...

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