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Aug 19, 2015

Court Upholds Partial Invalidation of SEC Conflict Minerals Rule

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On August 18, 2015, a divided panel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, in National Association of Manufacturers v. Securities and Exchange Commission (“NAM”), upheld its earlier ruling that held that requiring companies to describe their products as having “not been found to be ‘DRC conflict free’” is unconstitutional, thereby invalidating a part of the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) conflict minerals rule.

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Jonathan Handyside

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