Locke Lord QuickStudy: Conflict Minerals Rule is Still in Effect – For Now

On April 3, 2017, the D.C. District Court entered its final judgment in National Association of Manufacturers v. SEC holding that Section 1502 of Dodd-Frank and the SEC’s conflict minerals rule, Rule 13p-1 and Form SD thereunder, violate the First Amendment to the extent that a covered public company is required to report to the SEC and state on its website if any of its products “have not been found to be DRC conflict free”.

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