Posts tagged Carlos Schidlow
City of Hialeah Employees' Retirement System v. FEI: Defendants' Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's Second Amended Complaint Granted

In City of Hialeah Employees' Retirement System v. FEI, No. 3-16-cv-1792-SI, 2018 BL 25615 (D. Or. Jan. 25, 2018), the United States District Court for the District of Oregon granted a motion to dismiss the City of Hialeah Employees’ Retirement System’s (“Plaintiff”) Second Amended Complaint (“SAC”), filed against FEI Company ("FEI"), Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. ("Thermo"), and named Individual Defendants, Thomas Kelly, Donald Kania, Homa Bahrami, Arie Huijser, Jan Lobbezoo, Jami Dover Nachstsheim, James Richardson, and Richard Wills (collectively, "Defendants"), finding Plaintiff failed to adequately plead that Defendants’ violated Section14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”) and that Individual Defendants violated Section 20(a) of the Exchange Act. 

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No-Action Letter for Apple Inc. Permitted Exclusion of Policy to Keep Doors closed when Climate Control in Use.

In Apple Inc., 2017 BL 446883 (Dec. 12, 2017), Apple Inc. (“Apple”) asked the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) to permit the omission of a proposal submitted by Sustainvest Asset Management, LLC (“Shareholder”) requesting Apple produce a report assessing the climate benefits and feasibility of adopting a store-wide policy to keep entrance doors closed when climate control is in use. The SEC issued the requested no action letter allowing for the exclusion of the proposal under Rule 14a-8(i)(10).

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Dinnen v. Kneen: Defendants' Motion to Dismiss Claims in Amended Complaint Granted.

In Dinnen v. Kneen, No. 16-cv-00882-PAB-STV, 2017 BL 332704 (D. Colo. Sept. 19, 2017), the United States District Court for the District of Colorado granted PdC, LLC, Timothy Kneen, Michael Roberts, Timothy Flaherty, and Carl Vertuca’s (“Defendants”) Motion to Dismiss, finding that Michael W. Dinnen’s (“Plaintiff”) Amended Complaint failed to sufficiently allege scienter in the Section 10(b) claim under the heightened pleading requirements of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act (“PSLRA”). 

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