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Facebook IPO derivative ruling: a cure for multiforum madness?

Every company considering an IPO owes a hearty thanks to U.S. District Judge Robert Sweet of Manhattan for his decision Wednesday to dismiss four shareholder derivative suits against Facebook board members. Sweet’s painstaking 70-page opinion includes holdings that are great … Read more

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Editor's Tweet: Alison Frankel discusses the SDNY's Feb. 13th opinion regarding Facebook's IPO.
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NY pension fund’s bold tactic to force campaign spending disclosure

Since 2010, when the U.S. Supreme Court unleashed corporate political spending in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, shareholder advocates have been warning of the dire consequences of secret campaign contributions and demanding that corporations reveal their political spending. … Read more

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Editor's Tweet: Will a new suit in Delaware force Qualcomm to disclose its political spending? Alison Frankel of Reuters opines.