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(Controlling Shareholder Duties)

Businesses Subject to OSHA

The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) applies to most businesses. The Act covers all employers and their employees throughout the United States and its territories either through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration or through a state program approved by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. However, there are some exemptions from OSHA.

Injunctive Relief Under Federal Antitrust Laws

Injunctions may be sought to prevent a violation of federal antitrust laws from occurring or to halt an ongoing violation of the federal antitrust laws. Section 15 of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C.S. § 25, provides for injunctions sought by the government. The section gives U.S. District Courts jurisdiction to prevent and restrain violations of the Clayton Act and directs U.S. Attorneys, under the supervision of the Attorney General, to file actions seeking to prevent and restrain the violations. Section 16 of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C.S. § 26, authorizes “any person, firm, corporation, or association” to seek injunctive relief against threatened loss or damage by a violation of the antitrust laws.

Mutual Fund Prospectus Comparable Information Requirements

(Mutual Fund Prospectus Comparable Information Requirements)

The Quiet Period Pending Securities Registration Statement Effectiveness

There is a “quiet period” between the time that a company files a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a new public securities offering and the time that the Commission declares the registration statement effective. During the quiet period, referred to as the “waiting period” also, the company and related parties are prohibited by federal securities laws from releasing information to the public that could be construed as promoting sale of the securities covered by the as yet unapproved registration statement.