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Facebook litigation a reminder to carefully prepare for IPO

Facebook is reportedly facing litigation involving allegations that the company misled investors about its future growth prior to its initial public offering back in 2012. For those unfamiliar with the term, initial public offering refers to a company’s first sale of stock, changing it to a publicly traded company.

Louisiana shows up in ‘Judicial Hellholes’ report as showing improvements

The American Tort Reform Association recently released its 2015-2016 report highlighting what it terms “judicial hellholes.” The term refers to jurisdictions where there is a particularly strong need for tort reform due to the presence of “plaintiff-friendly lawmakers and judges.”

Managing termination disputes as a company, P.3

We’ve been speaking about the issue of at-will employment and some of the exceptions to the general rule. Last time, we specifically spoke about limitations based on illegal discrimination, retaliation, and whistle-blowing activity. In addition to these protections, some states also recognize certain public policy exceptions to at-will employment, but these exceptions vary considerably.

Managing termination disputes as a company, P.2

Last time, we began looking at the issue of at-will employment. As we noted, there are a number of potential exceptions to at-will employment. These exceptions exist at both the state and federal level, and employers need to have a strong understanding of these limitations in order to ensure they are in compliance with the law.

Managing termination disputes as a company, P.1

Managing liabilities, as we’ve mentioned before on this blog, is an important ongoing project for businesses, regardless of the size of the business. Liabilities come in all shapes and sizes, though, and it is particularly important for business to pay attention to big ones. Among these are employment disputes.

Looking at the federal merger review process, P.3

We’ve been looking in previous posts at the merger review process through which businesses which meet certain size and value requirements must pass before a merger proposal may move forward. As we noted, the reviewing agency may offer challenges to a merger proposal prior to final approval, and these challenges can take different forms.

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