NBIM/Government Pension Fund Global Publishes Corporate Governance Note

February 20, 2013 Leave a comment

The following is a link to the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation posting about a recent new corporate governance note by Norges Bank Investment Management which manages the large Norway Government Pension Fund Global.  Click Here  for the Harvard link. 

And  for the actual source link to the full discussion note on the NBIM website Click Here for the introduction page, and Click Here for the entire 44 page discussion.

More to follow after I give the listed criteria additional thought.  Generally speaking, the guidelines are broadly worded – it seems that in practice more definitive guidelines, goals or criteria will apply.

Dave Tate, Esq.


Link – Interesting Read – Re The Will of George Washington

February 18, 2013 Leave a comment

The following is a link to an interesting article about the Will of George Washington (with attachments of the actual will), Click Here.

Dave Tate, Esq. (San Francisco)

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Failed Bank Litigation Against Officers and Directors- D&O Diary Link

February 18, 2013 Leave a comment

The following is a link to the D&O Diary for February 18, 2013, re failed bank litigation update including actions against officers and directors, Click Here.

Dave Tate, Esq. (San Francisco)

Daily Updates: Privacy, Product Liability & Accident; Employment; Governance, Risk & Liability; & Nonprofit; Board & Director Responsibilities Video

February 17, 2013 Leave a comment

For your information, please click below for daily updates on various legal topics, and also the Board and Director Responsibilities video:

– Privacy & Information Update, Click Here.

– Product Liability & Accident Update, Click Here.

– Employment Law & News Update, Click Here.

– Governance, Risk & Liability Update, Click Here.

– Nonprofit Update, Click Here.

– Board and Director Responsibilities video:


February 14, 2013 Leave a comment

1. More depositions in Salt Lake City today.

2. The following is a link to my daily updated governance, risk & liability paper, Click Here.

3. And the following is a link to the St. Vincent de Paul Society in San Francisco, of which I am a board member, Click Here. This is a great nonprofit organization, helping people in need.

Off to work. Regards, Dave Tate.


February 13, 2013 Leave a comment

A medley of stuff:

1.  I’m in Salt Lake City this week for five days of depositions in the wrongful death/product liability case, which I can’t and wouldn’t say much about.  Over 70 non-expert depositions taken, and 80,000-100,000 pages of documents produced.  Legally speaking, a very interesting case.  Good attorneys on all sides, and a fierce battle.

If I get a few spare minutes, which is currently unlikely, I want to see the Mormon Temple and the family ancestry library, both of which are just down the street from where I am staying at the Little America.  Nice hotel along with the Grand America.  The hotel cafe sure serves large food portions, which is a complement, but the portions are larger than I need.

2.  The following is a link to a blog post by Norman Marks, about CEO/CFO and CAE/CRO conflict – it is a good post and worthwhile for thought purposes – please read Norman’s post – I just don’t have the time currently to comment about the topic, http://normanmarks.wordpress.com/2013/02/12/what-should-the-board-do-when-there-is-conflict-between-the-ceocfo-and-caecro/

3.  While reading The Salt Lake Tribune this morning I saw an article about bullying, and the work of a local group to address and raise awareness about the issue, and to provide thoughtful advice for actions and remedies.  Obviously this is a worthwhile topic for discussion, and it will be discussed for the next 100+ years.  I would say that bullying is not restricted by age as victims can be young, middle age, and old alike.  Presumably the significant majority of people do not endorse bullying.  And clear examples of bullying usually are obvious.  From a legal viewpoint, the difficulty arises in the gray areas of conduct – when does conduct become unlawful bullying as opposed to fairly typical human conduct that although not encouraged or even liked isn’t conduct that warrants laws or legal intervention?  And how does bullying differ from already existing assault and battery or other laws?  Here is a link to the group’s website page for students which contains the group’s definition of bullying, http://www.flipthescriptnow.org/students.  And here is a link to the group’s main website page, http://www.flipthescriptnow.org/slc.  a good topic for discussion.

4.  If you are so inclined, please see also my below blog post with a video discussion about board and director responsibilities.  The video is a good improvement over prior video efforts; however, I will be working on improving presentation in upcoming videos.

Thank you.  Off to work now,

Dave Tate

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