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Tough Legislation To Be Introduced For Dealers In Elephant Ivory
In response to continued calls to create a more effective impact on elephant poaching, the UK Government announced its plans to introduce "one of the world's toughest" prohibitions on dealing in elephant
20 Aug 2018
Divorce: Why Finding Fault Isn't Fair
Finding fault in divorce is an artifice which has been continued for far too long.
18 May 2018
Recent Ruling Reopens Federal Court For Climate Tort Litigation
U.S. District Judge William H. Alsup ruled that San Francisco and Oakland California's claims, which alleged that Exxon, BP and other fossil fuel producers are liable for global warming, ...
United States
22 Mar 2018
US Corporate Law News: Canada Reveals Proposed Legislation For Federal Carbon Pricing System
Recently, the Canadian federal government released for comment a draft of the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act.
United States
14 Feb 2018
US Corporate Law News: New York City Sues Fossil Fuel Companies For Climate Change Costs, And Divests From Fossil Fuel Investments
In early January 2018, New York City initiated a climate change lawsuit against five global fossil fuel companies for knowingly disregarding and concealing risks associated ...
United States
31 Jan 2018
US Corporate Law News: Exxon Mobil Agrees To Disclose Climate Change Impacts Following Shareholder Proposal
On December 11, 2017, Exxon Mobil Corp. announced that it will now disclose the impacts of recent climate change policies associated with energy demand sensitivities ...
United States
4 Jan 2018
FSB Guidance On Climate-Related Financial Reporting: Game-Changer For Voluntary Sustainability Reporting?
The BOE research found that climate risks, and their financial impacts, represent a clear, growing, material global financial system systemic risk.
United States
2 Jan 2018
US Corporate Law Weekly News: Fidelity Investments Releases New Proxy Voting Guidelines In Support Of Climate Change Proposals
Fidelity Investments may now support shareholder proxy proposals calling on companies to provide more disclosure on sustainability matters, including renewable energy, and environmental impact issues.
11 Sep 2017
US Corporate Law News Weekly: Court Holds That Environmental Protection Agency May Not Be Required To Report Regulatory Impact On Coal Sector Employment
In late June 2017, in a defeat for the coal mining industry, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit overturned a ruling that required the Environmental Protection Agency to report how Clean Air Act...
United States
11 Sep 2017
Second Circuit Declines To Adopt "Extreme Departure" Standard For Materiality Of Omissions In Public Filings'
On June 21, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit declined to follow the First Circuit's materiality standard for requiring the disclosure of interim financial documents in an SEC...
28 Jul 2017
Supreme Court Rules Five-Year Statute Of Limitations Applies To SEC Disgorgement Payments
This week's corporate law news roundup includes discussions of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision on SEC disgorgement payments for ill-gotten gains, the Eleventh Circuit's adoption...
30 Jun 2017
Federal Court Upholds Make-Whole Premium Payable To Secured Noteholders In Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
This week's corporate news roundup includes the holding by a U.S. federal appeals court that secured indenture noteholders were entitled to a make-whole premium...
21 Dec 2016
SEC Issues CD&I Addressing Forms S-4 And A/B Exchanges And Proposed Rules To Simplify Disclosure Requirements, And EPA Finalizes Rules To Reduce Methane Emissions In Landfills
This week's Corporate news roundup includes information regarding the SEC's new Compliance and Disclosure Interpretation (CD&I) regarding the use of Form S-4 and A/B exchanges.
United States
3 Aug 2016
Environmental Sentencing: Bringing The Message Home
The Court of Appeal has held that the previous level of fines in a large number of environmental cases was not adequate to bring the appropriate message home to company directors and shareholders.
17 Jun 2015
Stormy Waters For British Woodland
The past century has seen a number of severe plant diseases introduced into the UK’s forests and gardens, leading to growing concern for the future of native woodland in the face of exotic plant pathogens arriving from abroad.
14 Apr 2012
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