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At Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., we try to learn everything we can about the industries we serve and the risks they may encounter. It’s a commitment that’s embedded in our corporate culture to expanding our expertise, continuing educational development and gathering topical updates to remain ahead of the curve.

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Merger Objection Lawsuits: An Update

A few years ago, merger objection suits were the subject of highly charged press. In some cases, merger objection suits resulted in large sums changing hands, a fact not often found in articles about this subject. No matter what the outcome, however, the “wave” of merger objection suits rarely derailed the transaction.

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Advisor - What the cake doesn't say

The United States Supreme Court recently issued a ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission (Masterpiece Cake), in which the Court reversed a holding of that Colorado agency. Despite hyperbole on both sides, Masterpiece Cake does not represent a departure from current law. That law, however, is far from consistent. This article explains what the Court’s holding means for our clients.

REIT Settles Investor Case for $73M

While this sounds like a fairly conventional shareholder securities, case, what sets it apart is is that the defendant is a real estate investment trust. Such trusts, while occasionally traded publicly, are often not considered targets of shareholder suits. As is represented in this case, this belief is short sighted. There are no exemptions in the federal or state securities law for real estate trusts.

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