REAL TALK The Robins Kaplan Business Law Update

Real Talk: The Robins Kaplan Business Law Update is a newsletter designed to educate women in the legal and business communities about current events and pertinent topics affecting them on a daily basis, as well as to highlight the work of female business executives and attorneys.  

Vol. 2 No. 3

Summer 2019

Welcome to the summer installment of Real Talk: The Robins Kaplan Business Law Update, a newsletter created by professional women for professional women. 

In this issue, we bid the summer farewell with an examination of a wide range of timely issues, from the antitrust implications of a recent Supreme Court decision affecting commissions-based retailers, to an ESG investor’s recent victory on a shareholder proposal implicating LGBT rights, to the legal ramifications of the rise of influencer advertising.

In This Issue

  • Apple Inc. v. Pepper: A Case to Watch for Commissions-Based Retailers Selling Directly to Consumers. 
  • ESG Investor Walden Scores Win on CorVel Shareholder Proposal Re LGBTQ Rights
  • Pixel Perfect: The Legal Implications of Virtual Influencers and Supermodels

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Reena Jain


Is traditional advertising dying in the Digital Era? Not only is offline marketing facing a slow death (goodbye classifieds!), but companies are coming to the realization that traditional online advertising may not be as powerful as it once was.
A recent Supreme Court decision may serve as a cautionary tale for retailers.
On June 5, 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) declined to issue a no-action letter to CorVel Corporation with respect to CorVel’s intention to exclude from its proxy materials a shareholder proposal regarding the company’s omission of the words “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” from its written non-discrimination policy.

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