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CALIFORNIA CORPORATE & SECURITIES LAW

Grand Theft Auto Meets The Sarbanes-Oxley Act

Arthur Andersen was one of the many casualties of the collapse of Enron Corporation.  In 2002, a jury found the once well respected firm guilty of violating 18 U.S.C. §§ 1512(b)(2)(A) and (B).  These sections make it a crime to “knowingly use intimidation or physical force, threaten, or corruptly persuade another person . . .…

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Foreign Corporations Are Subject To California’s Statutes Requiring Disclosure of Voting Results

In 2009, the Securities and Exchange Commission amended Form 8-K to require reporting companies to report shareholder voting results within four business days.  How do shareholders in private companies get access to this information? While it seems likely to me that most states would allow shareholders to obtain this information pursuant to general common law…

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