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Why We Need To Change Corporate LawCorporations Are People, And They Have More Rights Than YouCorporations are people -- who can oppose contraceptionMy Sunday column: U law prof quits board after investor uprisingSupreme Court's Hobby Lobby Ruling Ignites Debate Over Religious-Freedom ...Hobby Lobby Ruling Raises Question: What Does 'Closely Held' Mean?Legal Experts, Advocates React to Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby RulingHobby Lobby and the legal rights of people organized as corporationsHobby Lobby Contraceptive Ruling: Key Excerpts from the Majority OpinionSupreme Court Rejects Contraceptives Mandate for Some CorporationsContraception ruling is a symbolic blow to the health care lawSupreme Court Exempts Some Companies From Health-Care Law on Religious ...Founder of Hobby Lobby's law firm pioneered the debate over religious freedomSupreme Court Rejects Contraceptives Mandate for Some CorporationsProposal to provide dispute resolution legal support

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Delaware Legislature Asked To Address Corporate Fee-Shifting Bylaws After ...
The National Law ReviewJune 3, 2014

Questions regarding the uncertain future of corporate fee-shifting bylaws could soon be answered by the Delaware legislature, as yesterday the Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association voted to propose legislation intended to limit ...more »

The Way to Stop Corporate Lawbreaking Is to Prosecute the People Who Break ...
Huffington PostJune 5, 2014

Today (Thursday, June 5) GM releases the results of its internal investigation about why it failed to respond to an ignition switch defect in millions of cars that has been linked to at least 13 deaths. But who's really to blame when a big corporation...more »

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Why We Need To Change Corporate Law
The League of Ordinary Gentlemen (blog)June 30, 2014

In the wake of Hobby Lobby case (and Citizen's United, to be sure), I've seen a lot of Internet digital ink spilled over corporate personhood vs. legal entity recognition, and it seems eminently clear to me that the conflation is leading to some wicked ...more »

Corporations Are People, And They Have More Rights Than You
Huffington PostJune 30, 2014

After Hobby Lobby, now all business corporations have a right under federal law to claim religious-based exemptions to all sorts of laws -- including laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. To its credit, the Court's ...more »

Corporations are people -- who can oppose contraception
MSNBCJune 30, 2014

On literally the same page of the ruling, Alito added, “No conceivable definition of 'person' includes natural persons and non-profit corporations, but not for-profit corporations.” Right, because what's needed when defining “person” is more ...more »

My Sunday column: U law prof quits board after investor uprising
Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog)June 30, 2014

He holds an endowed chair as the Howard E. Buhse Professor of Finance and Law, specializing in commercial, bankruptcy and corporate law. He has won teaching awards and written numerous books. Those academic credentials have not helped him in his ...more »

Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Ruling Ignites Debate Over Religious-Freedom ...
Wall Street JournalJune 30, 2014

At the time, lawmakers kept in place a principle that religion doesn't exempt for-profit businesses from complying with civil rights laws, for example, Mr. Nadler said. The bill was introduced in March 1993 by Charles Schumer of New York, then in the ...more »

Hobby Lobby Ruling Raises Question: What Does 'Closely Held' Mean?
Wall Street JournalJune 30, 2014

The three firms in the lawsuit—Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. and Mardel—all have the same business structure: they're owned and controlled by members of a single family. But closely held firms can take other ownership ...more »

Legal Experts, Advocates React to Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Ruling
Wall Street Journal (blog)June 30, 2014

Here is what the decision means: People have First Amendment rights, and even if the corporations themselves are not entitled to Free Exercise exemptions, the people behind the corporate veil, the business owners themselves, certainly are. Requiring ...more »

Hobby Lobby and the legal rights of people organized as corporations
Washington PostJune 30, 2014

As Alito points out, the law permits commercial corporations to pursue a wide range of objectives and does not require them to sacrifice all other goals to maximizing profit. If such ... These questions are not the only ones at issue in the Hobby Lobby ...more »

Hobby Lobby Contraceptive Ruling: Key Excerpts from the Majority Opinion
Wall Street Journal (blog)June 30, 2014

Pages 22-23: Some lower court judges have suggested that RFRA does not protect for-profit corporations because the purpose of such corporations is simply to make money. This argument flies in the face of modern corporate law. . . . While it is ...more »

Supreme Court Rejects Contraceptives Mandate for Some Corporations
New York TimesJune 30, 2014

Continue reading the main story. Continue reading the main story. WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that requiring family-owned corporations to pay for insurance coverage for contraception under the Affordable Care Act violated a federal...more »

Contraception ruling is a symbolic blow to the health care law
Washington PostJune 30, 2014

They noted that the law itself only required company insurance plans to cover “preventive” services. The Department of Health and Human Services then used guidelines established by the Institute of Medicine to label birth control, intrauterine devises ...more »

Supreme Court Exempts Some Companies From Health-Care Law on Religious ...
Wall Street JournalJune 30, 2014

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday in a 5-4 split said "closely held" companies can on religious grounds opt out of a federal health-care law requirement that companies provide contraception coverage for employees, carving another piece ...more »

Founder of Hobby Lobby's law firm pioneered the debate over religious freedom
Washington PostJune 30, 2014

Since founding the D.C.-based Becket Fund for Religious Liberty law firm 20 years ago, the vivacious theologian-attorney became known for conducting business over long, boozy, gourmet lunches and bear hunting, all with his hallmark wry sense of humor ...more »

Supreme Court Rejects Contraceptives Mandate for Some Corporations
New York TimesJune 30, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled in a 5-to-4 decision on Monday that requiring family-owned corporations to pay for insurance coverage for contraception under the Affordable Care Act violated a federal law protecting religious freedom. The ...more »

Proposal to provide dispute resolution legal support
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)June 30, 2014

We believe that Moroğlu Arseven is uniquely positioned to meet Company Name's legal needs in Turkey since dispute resolution, commercial litigation, and debt collection are among our core strengths, making up a significant proportion of our work. Our ...more »

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