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  • June 26, 2017

    Southern China Livestock Receiver Appeals Release Ruling

     A “newly appointed” vice chancellor in Delaware’s Chancery Court erred by tossing claims against the former executive of a Chinese livestock company on summary judgment, the company’s court-appointed receiver told the state’s Supreme Court in an appeal filed Friday, arguing the decision contradicted an earlier ruling by a chancellor who recently retired.

  • June 26, 2017

    Puerto Rico Defends Methods To Resolve Bond Conflict

    The government of Puerto Rico and its federally appointed oversight board is defending a proposal to appoint independent agents to resolve competing claims over the territory’s sales tax revenues, saying in a Saturday court filing that objecting groups of creditors overlook the board’s neutrality and legal authority.

  • June 26, 2017

    Certainty For Defendants Will Burden Institutional Investors

    The U.S. Supreme Court's Monday ruling that suits over securities offerings are subject to time limits that can't be extended by class action filings will give public companies a measure of certainty against unexpected claims, experts said, but will require more legwork from institutional investors to preserve their claims and could gum up courts with premature opt-out litigation.

  • June 26, 2017

    4 Cos. Bolster IPO Pipeline With Filings Totaling $296M

    Four companies represented by four law firms filed initial public offerings totaling $296 million on Friday, including a yoga studio owner, a pet health products company and two biotechnology firms, bolstering an IPO pipeline that is heating up at the onset of summer.

  • June 26, 2017

    2 Commercial REITs Move Forward On IPOs Totaling $245M

    Granite Point Mortgage Trust Inc., a mortgage real estate investment trust run by asset manager Pine River Capital Management LP, priced a $195 million initial public offering on Friday while distressed property investor Gadsden Growth Properties Inc. launched a $50 million IPO on Monday. 

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