Michael R. Littenberg and Farzad F. Damania

Michael R. Littenberg (michael.littenberg@SRZ.com) is a partner and Farzad F. Damania (farzad.damania@srz.com) is special counsel in Schulte Roth & Zabel’s Conflict Minerals Compliance Practice. Learn more at www.srz.com/Conflict_Minerals_Resource_Center

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Petitions Filed to Overturn Decision in Conflict Minerals Rule Litigation

Oct 14, 2015

On October 2, 2015, as widely expected, the SEC and Amnesty International filed petitions seeking an en banc rehearing of the August 18, 2015, panel decision in the ongoing Conflict Minerals Rule litigation. In its August decision, a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit reaffirmed its April 2014 majority decision that the requirement under the Conflict Minerals Rule to describe products as having “not been found to be DRC conflict free” is compelled speech that violates the First Amendment.1

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