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“Direct Versus Derivative in Shareholder Litigation: Is It an Ad Hoc Inquiry?” Today’s General Counsel

Whenever a shareholder brings a claim involving the company’s officers and directors, the court must decide whether the shareholder is suing for harm suffered individually, and the claim is direct – or if the alleged harm is suffered by the company, and the claim is derivative. Distinguishing between direct and derivative claims, however, has become […]

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Dispute Between Governors Illustrates Necessity of Knowing Your Rights

Ron DeSantis, Florida’s newly elected governor was recently sworn into office. But as is the right of political passage, Rick Scott, the outgoing governor, made numerous political appointments during his last hours in office. Even though both governors are from the same political party, Governor DeSantis is reviewing Rick Scott’s appointments and the possibility exists that […]

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Becker Represents Client in Landmark Win Against Ride-Sharing Giant Uber

In a landmark decision, the Florida Supreme Court denied Uber’s request for appeal in a dispute over rides at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).   Becker represented the plaintiff, Yellow Cab of Broward County, in the case that pitted the traditional taxi service against ride-sharing giant, Uber, and Broward County. Broward County negotiates license agreements with […]

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New Jersey Community Update – December 2018

Becker’s New Jersey Community Update newsletter features recent news and updates that we think you may find of interest. December’s issue includes a spotlight on new Community Association attorney David Dockery, Shareholder Vincenzo Mogavero’s article on Corporate Veil Piercing from the New Jersey Law Journal, and highlights from our most recent event, “Community Association Clubs: […]

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Becker Sponsors Backpack Barber Foundation Fundraiser

Becker served as a proud sponsor of Backpack Barber Foundation’s first-ever fundraising event, “Cocktails for Cuts.” All of the proceeds raised from the event will help the Foundation in its mission to provide the homeless with professional haircuts, backpacks, and hygiene items. Becker shareholder Jeremy Sahn sits on the executive board of the Foundation and donates significant […]

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Keith Broll on How Contract Provisions Can Indemnify a Contractor’s Negligence

What if parties themselves could dictate which of them would be ultimately responsible for liabilities stemming from the business transaction and what if that was done with enforcement from the courts? Moreover, what if your agreement could be enforceable even where it dictates that one or more of the parties is responsible for another party’s […]

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