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D.C. Circuit Strikes Down SEC Conflicts Minerals Rules in Part, Upholds Other Provisions

In an April 14, 2014 Opinion (here), the D.C. Circuit struck down a portion of the SEC’s conflicts minerals rules as violative of the First Amendment, while at the same time upholding the other challenged portions of the Rules. A majority of the appellate panel found that the rules’ requirement that companies must disclose in … Continue Reading

The Complex Conflicts Minerals Disclosure Challenge

The SEC’s conflicts minerals disclosure rules, promulgated as required under provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act, became effective on January 1, 2013, requiring companies to make their first conflict minerals disclosures on or before May 31, 2014 for the 2013 reporting year, as I detailed in a recent post. But though it is widely recognized that … Continue Reading

Time to Look at the Conflict Minerals Disclosure Requirements

Although I was aware that among the Dodd-Frank Act’s hundreds of pages are provisions relating to so-called “conflict minerals,” until recently I had not had to pay much attention to these provisions. But now, for whatever reason, the conflict minerals disclosure requirements suddenly have hit the center of my radar screen. I have had to do … Continue Reading