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Dennis Cohen Published “Getting to Yes: Utilizing Reps and Warranties Insurance to Facilitate M&A Transactions”

On March 6, 2018 by Schnader in Client Alerts

Record numbers of M&A transactions were announced in 2017, and that number is expected to increase in 2018. That doesn’t mean, however, that every announced deal is completed, that the process is always smooth, or that buyers’ expectations were always met. The uncertainty that often abounds in the M&A context, […]

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Supreme Court Narrows Whistleblower Definition Under Dodd-Frank: Now Are Your Company’s Compliance Systems in Order?

On February 23, 2018 by Schnader in Criminal Defense

On February 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Digital Realty Trust Inc. v. Somers that “Dodd-Frank’s anti-retaliation provision does not extend to an individual, like Somers, who has not reported a violation of the securities laws to the SEC.” The Justices unanimously agreed in the judgment of the Court, though […]

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What Pennsylvania Creditors Need to Know About the New Uniform Voidable Transactions Act

On February 22, 2018 by Schnader in Appellate

On February 20, 2018, the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act (“PUVTA”) becomes the law in Pennsylvania. The new statute applies to transfers and obligations incurred after that date. The PUVTA renames and changes the 1993 Pennsylvania Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act to create a more creditor-friendly law that should facilitate the recovery […]

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Garza v. Citigroup – The Third Circuit Clarifies When a Defendant May Be Awarded Attorneys’ Fees as Costs Under Rule 41(D)

On February 7, 2018 by Schnader in Appellate

Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(d) authorizes a district court to award a defendant “costs” where a plaintiff who “previously dismissed an action in any court [subsequently] files an action based on or including the same claim against the same defendant.” On February 2, 2018, the Third Circuit held as […]

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