Prior to offering and selling its stock to the public, a company normally must prepare and file with the Securities and Exchange Commission a detailed registration statement containing a prospectus with audited financial statements for distribution to potential purchasers and other information for review by Commission staff. However, there are exemptions from such registration requirements for certain categories of offerings that are small in value or sold to restricted categories of purchasers.
Bylaws are written provisions describing how day-to-day operations of a corporation will be conducted. A corporation's activities are governed, in order of precedence, by statute, corporate charter, and bylaws.
Section 2 of the Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C.S. § 2, prohibits monopolies and attempts or conspiracies to monopolize. The statute provides for prison terms and fines in actions brought by the U.S. Department Justice and for injunctions and damages in civil actions brought by the Department of Justice, states, and private parties.
Although persons may not be required to arbitrate rather than litigate their claims, they may by contract agree to arbitrate any claims that arise under the contract.