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DealBook

DealBook

Covers mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, IPOs, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and law. From The New York Times.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
  • Jul 31

    MoneyPak, a Popular Prepaid Money Card, Opens Path to Fraud Scheme

    MoneyPak, a Popular Prepaid Money Card, Opens Path to Fraud Scheme
    The MoneyPak card, used to transfer cash by those without access to conventional bank accounts, has also caught the eye of criminals, from a Maryland jail gang to an online prostitution ring in North Carolina.
  • Jul 31

    Both Sides See Positive Signs in Report on Financial Industry

    Both Sides See Positive Signs in Report on Financial Industry
    A new report issued by the Government Accountability Office sought to answer whether big banks still enjoy an effective subsidy because of implied government support.
  • Jul 31

    Stock Market Ends July in Dive, but Analysts Are Upbeat

    Stock Market Ends July in Dive, but Analysts Are Upbeat
    The stock market ended July with the sharpest decline in the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index since April, while the Dow Jones industrial index lost all of its gains for the year.
Rank this Week: 6

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 35

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
Rank this Week: 64

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jul 30

    The NCAA's 'Death Penalty' Sanction - Reasonable Self-Governance or an Illegal Group Boycott in Disguise?

    The NCAA's 'Death Penalty' Sanction - Reasonable Self-Governance or an Illegal Group Boycott in Disguise?
    Marc Edelman, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York ask The NCAA's 'Death Penalty' Sanction - Reasonable Self-Governance or an Illegal Group Boycott in Disguise? ABSTRACT: This Article examines why the NCAA…
  • Jul 30

    Luton Buses: Refusal to Supply and the Difficult Path to Economic Tests in Litigation (UK)

    Luton Buses: Refusal to Supply and the Difficult Path to Economic Tests in Litigation (UK)
    Paolo Siciliani, BBC explores Luton Buses: Refusal to Supply and the Difficult Path to Economic Tests in Litigation (UK). ABSTRACT: As appears in this case decided in the UK, refusal to supply cases are subject to a trade-off between…
  • Jul 30

    The Market for Keyword

    The Market for Keyword
    Kfir Eliaz, Brown University and Rani Spiegler, Tel Aviv University discuss The Market for Keywords. ABSTRACT: Can a competitive market implement an ideal search engine? To address this question, we construct a two-sided market model in which…
Rank this Week: 69

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 108

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

Covers boards of directors, corporate elections, executive compensation, practice insights, legal developments, securities regulation, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sponsored by the HLS Corporate Governance Program.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Jul 31

    Human Capital, Management Quality, and Firm Performance

    Human Capital, Management Quality, and Firm Performance
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Thomas Chemmanur and Lei Kong, both of the Department of Finance at Boston College, and Karthik Krishnan of the Finance Group at Northeastern University. The quality of the top management…
  • Jul 31

    Hedge Funds and Material Nonpublic Information

    Hedge Funds and Material Nonpublic Information
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Jon N. Eisenberg, partner in the Government Enforcement practice at K&L Gates LLP, and is based on a K&L Gates publication by Mr. Eisenberg; the complete publication, including…
  • Jul 30

    What Is a Board’s Role in a Family Business?

    What Is a Board’s Role in a Family Business?
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Dan Ryan, Chairman of the Financial Services Regulatory Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and is based on a PwC publication by Catherine Bromilow and John Morrow; the complete…
Rank this Week: 130

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

Offers Delaware Chancery Court and Supreme Court updates. By Francis G.X. Pileggi.

http://www.delawarelitigation.com/
  • Jul 25

    Delaware Supreme Court Requires Wal-Mart to Produce Privileged Document

    Delaware Supreme Court Requires Wal-Mart to Produce Privileged Document
    Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Indiana Electrical Workers Pension Trust Fund IBEW, Del. Supr., No. 614, 2013 (July 23, 2014). This Delaware Supreme Court en banc opinion requires Wal-Mart to produce documents about an alleged bribery scandal…
  • Jul 20

    Discussion of Key Delaware Corporate and Commercial Decisions from 2014

    Discussion of Key Delaware Corporate and Commercial Decisions from 2014
    Delaware’s Key Corporate and Commercial Cases January through June 2014 You are invited to a free audio conference for a discussion of the top ten decisions of 2014 to date from Delaware’s Supreme Court and Court of Chancery.…
  • Jul 10

    Corporate Benefit Doctrine Not Applicable to Volunteer

    Corporate Benefit Doctrine Not Applicable to Volunteer
    Raul v. Astoria Financial Corporation, C.A. No. 9169-VCG (Del. Ch. June 20, 2014). Issue Addressed: Whether attorneys’ fees were appropriate under the corporate benefit doctrine when the court considered the benefit to be in the nature…
Rank this Week: 132

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

Commentary on law, business, economics and culture. By UCLA School of Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge.

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jul 31

    The Argentine Debt Litigation

    The Argentine Debt Litigation
    Alison Frankel has a very insightful post about how the looking Argentine debt default illustrates the limits of US courts to manage sovereign debt litigation: ... the hedge fund litigation with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jul 30

    Will the NLRB's McDonald's Decision Affect How We Teach Agency Law?

    Will the NLRB's McDonald's Decision Affect How We Teach Agency Law?
    The agency chapter of the Business Associations casebook I co-author with Bill Klein and Mark Ramseyer relies heavily on cases involving franchise relationships. Is the franchisee an agent of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jul 29

    Biden: "I Should Have Had One Republican Kid To Go Out And Make Money"

    Biden: "I Should Have Had One Republican Kid To Go Out And Make Money"
    The Washington Free Beacon reports that Vice President Joseph Biden made his audience “burst into laughter” at the Urban League gathering in Cincinnati when he cracked “I should have had one... [[ This is a content summary…
Rank this Week: 150

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Observations on developments in law, business, medicine, culture, sports, and other matters of general interest to the Houston business, professional, and academic communities. Published by Houston attorney Tom Kirkendall.

http://blog.kir.com/
Rank this Week: 161

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Jul 28

    Joshua Wright, Martin Gaynor and Past FTC Officials to Speak at ICLE Event on Apple and Amazon Case

    Joshua Wright, Martin Gaynor and Past FTC Officials to Speak at ICLE Event on Apple and Amazon Case
    The Federal Trade Commission’s recent enforcement actions against Amazon and Apple raise important questions about the FTC’s consumer protection practices, especially its use of economics. How does the Commission weigh the costs…
  • Jul 24

    CONDITIONAL PRICING PRACTICES AND THE LIMITS OF ANTITRUST

    CONDITIONAL PRICING PRACTICES AND THE LIMITS OF ANTITRUST
    The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) June 23 Workshop on Conditional Pricing Practices featured a broad airing of views on loyalty discounts and bundled pricing, popular vertical business practices that recently have caused much ink to…
  • Jul 18

    Occupational Licensing, Competition, and the Constitution: Prospects for Reform?

    Occupational Licensing, Competition, and the Constitution: Prospects for Reform?
    U.S. antitrust law focuses primarily on private anticompetitive restraints, leaving the most serious impediments to a vibrant competitive process – government-initiated restraints – relatively free to flourish.  Thus the…
Rank this Week: 165

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

Covers corporate, employment law, environmental, forms, insurance, IP, litigation and more. By Geoffrey G. Gussis.

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Jul 30

    Barmageddon: The Biggest Bar Exam Disaster Ever?

    Barmageddon: The Biggest Bar Exam Disaster Ever?
    If graduating from law school with large loans in this job market isn’t stressful enough, news reports indicate significant technical issues may be preventing thousands of bar exams takers from uploading their tests. Is this a…
  • Jul 30

    A return to law firm life for two in-house attorney

    A return to law firm life for two in-house attorney
    Stories abound of Biglaw lawyers making the move to the in-house “promised land”, but for in-house lawyers, a return to law firm life is possible and often brings its own rewards: “It’s not often you see in-house…
  • Jul 29

    12 movies with useful takeaways for lawyer

    12 movies with useful takeaways for lawyer
    Movies transport us. They take us to different times and places, bringing laughter in one moment and tears in the next. But no matter how outlandish the plot, at their core movies examine the human condition. We tell stories about ourselves…
Rank this Week: 217

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    COOL story, part 3: dissent

    COOL story, part 3: dissent
    Judge Henderson dissented, believing the question of Zauderer’s appropriate scope to have been resolved in R.J. Reynolds and unfairly revisited.Judge Brown also dissented, quite vigorously. Under the majority’s reasoning, “a…
  • Jul 31

    COOL story, part 2: concurrence

    COOL story, part 2: concurrence
    AMI continued: concurrencesJudge Rogers concurred in part.  She wrote to disassociate herself from the suggested collapse of Central Hudsonand Zauderer.  “Viewing Zaudereras simply an application of Central Hudson to special…
  • Jul 31

    COOL story, part 1: DC Circuit upholds country of origin labeling rule

    COOL story, part 1: DC Circuit upholds country of origin labeling rule
    American Meat Institute v. U.S. Dep’t of Agriculture, No. 13-5281 (D.C. Cir. July 29, 2014)The D.C. Circuit here, en banc, upholds country of origin labeling (COOL) requirements for meat, and in the process holds that Zauderer’s…
Rank this Week: 231

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Jul 31

    Was Dov Charney too hot for the American Apparel Board to handle?

    Was Dov Charney too hot for the American Apparel Board to handle?
    Warning- do not click on the first link if you do not want to see nudity. Dov Charney founded retailer American Apparel in 1998 and it became an instant sensation with its 20-something year old consumer base. He mixed a...
  • Jul 31

    Daring For Impact

    Daring For Impact
    A few weeks ago a group of CEOs, business execs, policy-makers, academics and spiritual guides converged for a three-day symposium in Switzerland to discuss specific pathways for blending "inspiration," "innovation," and…
  • Jul 30

    Recent U.S./Foreign Mergers Motivated by Tax Incentive

    Recent U.S./Foreign Mergers Motivated by Tax Incentive
    There is a new face on an old problem — American companies “moving” overseas in part to avoid U.S. taxes — that has increased in popularity in the last several years and recently gained political attention. Last week President…
Rank this Week: 247

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

Covers China law, business and economics. By Stan Abrams.

http://www.chinahearsay.com/
  • Mar 28

    Baidu Wins New York Seach Results Lawsuit, and I’m Perplexed

    Baidu Wins New York Seach Results Lawsuit, and I’m Perplexed
    This case goes back a few years. Some activist types in New York filed a federal suit against Baidu because their propaganda political speech did not pop up in search results. Claimants said that Baidu had violated their right to free speech.…
  • Mar 19

    The Latest AmCham China Biz Survey: Perception and Reality

    The Latest AmCham China Biz Survey: Perception and Reality
    It’s always difficult for me to find something interesting to say about the American Chamber of Commerce’s annual China business survey. The content itself is often of marginal value, with only a couple significant trends hiding…
  • Mar 10

    China Dragged Away from XP Kicking and Screaming

    China Dragged Away from XP Kicking and Screaming
    The Chinese are none too pleased that Microsoft will be retiring XP next month, and the bitching and moaning has been fairly loud. But while it is true that in a sense, Microsoft will be leaving a large percentage of its PRC user base in the…
Rank this Week: 275

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Jul 31

    Delaware Likes Garner/California Not So Much

    Delaware Likes Garner/California Not So Much
    In 1970, Richard Nixon was president, the 26th Amendment was still not part of the Constitution, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Garner v. Wolfinbarger, 430 F.2d 1093 (5th Cir. 1970).  In that case, Judge…
  • Jul 30

    I Find More Confusion On Tallying Vote

    I Find More Confusion On Tallying Vote
    I recently came across the following vote tally in Item 5.07 of Form 8-K: 73,197,209 votes for (28.9% of the voted shares) 177,776,280 votes against (70.2% of the voted shares) 2,113,797 abstentions (0.8% of the voted shares) 26,725,569…
  • Jul 29

    The Franchise Tax Board’s Doing Business Legal Ruling – Ex Nihilo, Aliquid Fit

    The Franchise Tax Board’s Doing Business Legal Ruling – Ex Nihilo, Aliquid Fit
    Today’s post will try to put the Franchise Tax Board’s recent Legal Ruling 2014-01 in perspective by imagining the following inquisition by the Franchise Tax Board: FTB: We suspect that you are doing business in…
Rank this Week: 294

The Startup Lawyer

The Startup Lawyer

Covers entrepreneurship and startup companies. By Ryan Roberts.

http://startuplawyer.com/
  • May 16

    Tech Wildcatters Pitch Day 2014

    Tech Wildcatters Pitch Day 2014
    Tech Wildcatters Pitch Day 2014 will be held on Thursday, May 22 from 1 to 3:30pm (Dallas Time) at the Granada Theater. At Pitch Day 2014, the 13 startups of the 2014 Tech Wildcatters class will present: -Akros Tech Labs -GetReal.Estate…
  • Apr 2

    Mock Series A Term Sheet Negotiation

    Mock Series A Term Sheet Negotiation
    My firm and Tech Wildcatters are co-hosting a live mock Series A term sheet negotiation on April 25th from 1-3pm. The event will take place at Tech Wildcatters at 2700 Fairmount St in Dallas Texas. Brad Hunstable, founder and CEO of Ustream,…
  • Mar 3

    Office Hours at SXSW

    Office Hours at SXSW
    If you want to discuss liquidation preferences, vesting schedules, or anything startup-related, I’ll be holding an office hour session this Friday March 7th from 130-230pm at UP Global’s SXSW Startup Oasis. The office hour portion…
Rank this Week: 312

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Focuses on complliance, corporate governance, disclosure, mergers and tax issues. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.corporatesecuritieslawblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Delaware Court of Chancery Rejects Indemnification Sleight of Hand

    Delaware Court of Chancery Rejects Indemnification Sleight of Hand
    In Branin v. Stein Roe Inv. Counsel, LLC, C.A. 8481-VCN, 2014 WL 2961084 (Del. Ch. June 30, 2014), the Delaware Court of Chancery held that a vested right to indemnification may not be rescinded by a subsequent amendment to the governing…
  • Jul 15

    Is Your Out-of-State LLC “Doing Business” in California?

    Is Your Out-of-State LLC “Doing Business” in California?
    Individuals and entities, including those from outside California, who invest in or do business through an out-of-state limited liability company (“LLC”) may be surprised to find out that they have filing obligations and tax…
  • Jul 7

    Second Circuit Overturns District Court’s Rejection of SEC-Citigroup Fraud Settlement

    Second Circuit Overturns District Court’s Rejection of SEC-Citigroup Fraud Settlement
    In a closely-watched decision involving judicial review of agency settlements, the Unites States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated United States District Court Judge Jed Rakoff’s 2011 order rejecting a proposed $285…
Rank this Week: 318

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Jul 31

    Colbert on Inversion

    Colbert on Inversion
    America's educator, Stephen Colbert, gives us his take -- and quite an informative one at that -- on inversions. The Colbert Report -bjmq
  • Jul 31

    Buyouts shops buying from one another

    Buyouts shops buying from one another
    According to a report in the WSJ, yes it's true that M&A activity is up these days, but. But, it looks like 60% of the LBOs are private equity firms buying and selling portfolio firms to each other. That's good...
  • Jul 31

    Buyouts shops buying from one another

    Buyouts shops buying from one another
    According to a report in the WSJ, yes it's true that M&A activity is up these days, but. But, it looks like 60% of the LBOs are private equity firms buying and selling portfolio firms to each other. That's good...
Rank this Week: 374

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Jul 31

    Will Blockchains End the Need for Specific Performance? [File this in: The Future]

    Will Blockchains End the Need for Specific Performance? [File this in: The Future]
    An article by Andrew Hinkes at Inside Counsel begins: Imagine a world where specific performance of contracts is no longer a cause of action because the contracts themselves automatically execute the agreement of the parties. Or where escrow…
  • Jul 31

    The Remedies Question Again

    The Remedies Question Again
    When I was a student my contracts teacher was Richard Fielding. He was as Socratic as he could be. I thing the first day he walked in and said: "Mr Harrison, What is my name." Ok, well not that Socratic...
  • Jul 30

    New in Print

    New in Print
    David Crump, Should the Commercial Landlord Have a Duty to Mitigate Damages after the Tenant Abandons? A Legal and Economic Analysis, 49 Wake Forest L. Rev. 187 (2014) Robert W. Emerson, Franchise Contract Interpretation: A Two-Standard…
Rank this Week: 381

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Jul 31

    LRN’s 2014 Ethics and Compliance Program Effectiveness Report

    LRN’s 2014 Ethics and Compliance Program Effectiveness Report
    For the past seven years, LRN has conducted its annual survey of Ethics and Compliance programs in search of benchmarking data, suggestions of leading practices, and trends. In 2012 LRN adopted the Program Effectiveness Index as a tool to…
  • Jul 30

    Meet the SEC Whistleblower

    Meet the SEC Whistleblower
    Since the Securities and Exchange Commission set up its whistleblower program in 2011, 6500 people have stepped forward as “whistleblowers.” Maxwell Murphy of the Wall Street Journal made a Freedom of Information Act request to…
  • Jul 28

    How Do You Exit a Ponzi Scheme?

    How Do You Exit a Ponzi Scheme?
    It looks like Bernie Madoff was $45 billion short of funds in his “investment strategy.” How was he ever going to get out of this? The original Ponzi schemer, Charles Ponzi, seems to think he could get out of his situation, at…
Rank this Week: 360

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

News and commentary on Directors and Officers Liability. By Kevin M. LaCroix.

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Jul 31

    Reps and Warranties Insurance: Coverage for Diminution in Value Claim

    Reps and Warranties Insurance: Coverage for Diminution in Value Claim
    The purchase of reps and warranties insurance is an increasingly common part of mergers and acquisitions transactions. However, a frequently recurring question with respect to this type of insurance is how it will respond if a claim arises…
  • Jul 30

    Dark Pool Class Action Securities Suit Filed Against Barclay

    Dark Pool Class Action Securities Suit Filed Against Barclay
    On July 28, 2014, in the latest securities suit to be filed in the wake of high-profile concerns about ‘high frequency trading,” a plaintiff shareholder filed a securities class action lawsuit in the Southern District of New York…
  • Jul 29

    Guest Post: The Cloud, Cyber Security and Cloud Cyber Governance: What Every Director Needs to Know

    Guest Post: The Cloud, Cyber Security and Cloud Cyber Governance: What Every Director Needs to Know
    As I have noted frequently on this blog (most recently here), it is becoming increasingly clear that cybersecurity is viewed as a board level issue. At the same time that many boards have taken up the concerns surrounding cybersecurity…
Rank this Week: 383

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

Covers North Carolina contract and tort law. By Maginnis Law.

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Jul 17

    EEOC Issues New Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination — Wake County Employment Attorney

    EEOC Issues New Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination — Wake County Employment Attorney
    Under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”), an employer cannot fire, refuse to hire, demote, or take any other adverse action against a woman if pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition was a motivating factor in…
  • Jul 15

    Executive Exemption of the Fair Labor Standards Act and North Carolina Wage and Hour Act

    Executive Exemption of the Fair Labor Standards Act and North Carolina Wage and Hour Act
    The Fair Labor Standards Act and North Carolina’s Wage and Hour Act requires overtime to paid for any hours worked over 40 per week. There are, however, exemptions to these general rules. One of those exemptions are for Executive…
  • Jul 14

    Raleigh Electrocution Injury Attorney

    Raleigh Electrocution Injury Attorney
    Working with electricity is one of the most dangerous tasks a worker can perform.  Accidental electrical shocks can cause serious injuries and, in some cases, even death.  Whether you have been injured as a result of a workplace…
Rank this Week: 369

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Jun 12

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap
    Almost everyone has heard of Kickstarter by now: it’s the premier place for a team with an idea and a plan to raise capital to fund almost any sort of product. However, your return on your investment is the product itself if you pay…
  • Jun 12

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?
    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on March 25th, 2014, on the Tenth Circuit Case Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius and the Third Circuit Case Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius; a ruling is expected in late June.[i] Hobby Lobby…
  • Apr 17

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality
    The Internet is the modern day printing press; a revolutionary game changer. The Internet owes much of its success to the theory of net neutrality. While net neutrality is not a new topic of discussion, it has been thrust in the limelight…
Rank this Week: 427

One World International Practice…

One World International Practice Blog

Covers judicial and regulatory decisions as well as topics and trends in international litigation, international dispute resolution, and international investigations, regulatory compliance, and enforcement. By Cadwaladar.

http://blog.internationalpractice.org/
Rank this Week: 418

BizzBangBuzz

BizzBangBuzz

Covers small business, venture capital, entrepreneurship and technology. By Anthony Cerminaro.

http://bizzbangbuzz.blogspot.com/
  • May 8

    The World is Being Flattened

    The World is Being Flattened
    ... by Ten Forces Collapse of Berlin Wall--11/89: The event not only symbolized the end of the Cold war, it allowed people from other side of the wall to join the economic mainstream.
  • Jan 9

    The MBA Oath

    The MBA Oath
    The MBA Oath is a voluntary pledge for graduating MBAs and current MBAs to “create value responsibly and ethically.” The MBA Oath As a business leader I recognize my role in society. My purpose is to lead people and manage resources to…
  • Oct 5

    Business Plan Basic

    Business Plan Basic
    What makes for a successful business plan? This post from Noah Parsons covers the essentials:"Executive summaries need to be short, direct, and provide an overview of the business opportunity ... A good plan will communicate what the business…
Rank this Week: 419

Business Blog

Business Blog

Covers business law, labor & employment, real estate and securities and finance topics. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Jul 31

    EPA Moving Forward on SIP Calls to Prevent Excess Emissions During Periods of Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction

    EPA Moving Forward on SIP Calls to Prevent Excess Emissions During Periods of Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving forward on new rules that will require certain industrial facilities across the United States that emit hazardous pollutants to comply with the Clean Air Act’s rules commonly known as…
  • Jul 30

    New York Passes Intern Legislation: Is New Jersey Next?

    New York Passes Intern Legislation: Is New Jersey Next?
    While interns were once considered “free” labor, they now increasingly come to the workplace with a host of legal obligations. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation that amends the New York Human Rights Law to…
  • Jul 29

    Succession to Family Owned Businesse

    Succession to Family Owned Businesse
    We have seen a number of instances where some of the children of business owners are involved in the running of the family business, while other children have either chosen to work elsewhere or were not given the opportunity to participate in…
Rank this Week: 453

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

Offers business trial law with a sense of humor. By Barry Barnett.

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Jul 29

    Annals of Oil and Gas: "Free of All Costs and Expenses" Clause in Lease Applies If No Costs Exist

    Annals of Oil and Gas: "Free of All Costs and Expenses" Clause in Lease Applies If No Costs Exist
    Big victory for big oil . . . and big gas The Fifth Circuit handed a large win today to oil and gas lessees in the Lone Star State. The key part of the lease in question provided (with our...
  • Jul 27

    Firms Can Hide Routine Probe Details by Using Lawyers, D.C. Circuit Hold

    Firms Can Hide Routine Probe Details by Using Lawyers, D.C. Circuit Hold
    A happy outcome for counsel All you in-house lawyers out there might want to raise a hearty cheer for the D.C. Circuit. Outside counsel may want to clap also. For a panel of the appeals court held in In re...
  • Jul 16

    Ignoring Judges' Advice

    Ignoring Judges' Advice
    CLE Panels of Judges Have you noticed how many continuing legal education programs feature "judges panels" and urge you to attend so their honors can instruct you in how to win your next case? A blurb about an upcoming…
Rank this Week: 444

Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

Shares advice for business owners & executives. By Cleve Clinton and Jamie Ribman.

http://www.tiltingthescales.com/
  • Jul 24

    Cyber Security: Forewarned is Fair-Warned

    Cyber Security: Forewarned is Fair-Warned
    When Wei Wong, owner of Sushi Mushi, a popular Japanese food bistro in Texas, installed a phone add-on to take credit and debit card payments straight from his employees’ phones, his revenues skyrocketed. Yesterday the Feds told…
  • Jul 24

    Open-Carriers Pose a Threat to Restaurants with Liquor License

    Open-Carriers Pose a Threat to Restaurants with Liquor License
    Regardless of their personal stance on any hot-button social issue, most business owners do not want their place of business to be the focus of demonstrations on that issue – wisely so, because rarely does being the focus of a political…
  • Jul 3

    Happy Fourth of July Weekend!

    Happy Fourth of July Weekend!
    Sure, fireworks are fun, but be cautious and careful. Below are Texas’ Top 10 fireworks laws (but remember, laws may vary county to county) reposted from our July 2008 blog. For a great Independence Day Parade, check out the Rotary Club…
Rank this Week: 454

Pepper Podcasts

Pepper Podcasts

Features Interviews with senior attorneys on emerging legal issues. By Pepper Hamilton.

http://www.pepperpodcasts.com/pepper_podcasts/
  • Jun 2

    Hot Topics Roundtable for Fund Managers - Cybersecurity, Valuation, and More

    Hot Topics Roundtable for Fund Managers - Cybersecurity, Valuation, and More
    Representatives from Pepper Hamilton, Duff & Phelps and Freeh Group International Solutions (FGIS) led a fast-paced, interactive discussion of some of the hottest topics in the fund managing world. This podcast is a recording of this…
  • May 2

    Thomson Reuters Session - April: Investment Management, Hedg

    Thomson Reuters Session - April: Investment Management, Hedg
    Pepper partner Gregory J. Nowak has regularly hosted a roundtable in Pepper’s New York office for private funds and their managers to discuss issues in the investment management world. He has recently started to give a preview of the…
  • Apr 28

    Private Equity Fund Managers Roundtable

    Private Equity Fund Managers Roundtable
    Valuation continues to dominate private equity's "hot issues" list. Pepper Hamilton LLP hosted a roundtable in New York for private equity fund managers with Houlihan Lokey. This session featured Pepper attorneys Julia D. Corelli, James D.…
Rank this Week: 439

Michigan Collection Law Blog

Michigan Collection Law Blog

Covers collection agencies, collection law firms, and debt collection. By Nitzkin & Associates.

http://michigancollectionlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 448

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

Offers case summaries of Delaware court decisions in business-related litigation. By Morris James.

http://www.delawarebusinesslitigation.com/
  • Dec 31

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim
    Silverberg v. Gold, C.A. 7646-VCP (December 31, 2013) Under Delaware law, a so-called Brophy claim seeks to recover the profits made by trading on insider information. Showing that material insider information was available is not…
  • Dec 31

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability
    Grace v. Ashbridge LLC, C.A. 8348-VCN (December 31, 2013) In general, a successor entity is not liable for its predecessor's obligations when there has been a fundamental change in the identity of the entity.  Here, the Court held…
  • Jul 30

    Modest Reflections on the State of Delaware Litigation

    Modest Reflections on the State of Delaware Litigation
    Authored By Edward Mcnally This article was originally published in the Delaware Business Court Insider | July 30, 2014 Delaware’s courts are going through a period of rapid change. While it is too early to decide…
Rank this Week: 482

In-house Access

In-house Access

Covers corporate counsel best practices. By the Association of Corporate Counsel.

http://www.inhouseaccess.com/
  • Jul 30

    Ready to Run a Proce

    Ready to Run a Proce
    Guest Blogger: Dave Sampsell has been a lawyer for 20 years and is general counsel of Digi International Inc. (NASDAQ:  DGII). He is also founder and principal of BanyanRFP.com. It’s been strongly suggested the legal…
  • Jul 21

    Why Do the Redskins Matter? — It’s All in the Name

    Why Do the Redskins Matter? — It’s All in the Name
    If you’re a fan of the National Football League (NFL) or of decisions passed down by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), then you’ve probably heard: the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board canceled six federal trademark…
  • Jun 24

    The Need for a Personal General Counsel

    The Need for a Personal General Counsel
    Guest Blogger: Anthony Palazzo is in-house litigation counsel for a private company in Durham, N.C. Palazzo is also a member of the ACC Research Triangle Area Chapter. Governor Christie appointed his long-time friend and legal counsel David…
Rank this Week: 468

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

Covers constitutional law, copyright/technology, corporate law, criminal law, free speech, genetic testing, international law, national security and more.

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
Rank this Week: 498

US Law Watch

US Law Watch

Provides US legal and regulatory information. By BNA International.

http://www.uslawwatch.com
Rank this Week: 481

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Jul 31

    Justice Entrepreneurs Project

    Justice Entrepreneurs Project
    With my background in nonprofit law, I get to know our public interest students pretty well - I'm sure many of you have the same experience. Here in West Virginia, we also have a very strong need for attorneys who...
  • Jul 30

    The National Taxpayer Advocate Isn't Happy with EO but the Form 1023 EZ Isn't the Answer

    The National Taxpayer Advocate Isn't Happy with EO but the Form 1023 EZ Isn't the Answer
    On July 16, the National Taxpayer Advocate released its mid-year report to Congress. The IRS release is here and the report itself is here. Given all that has occurred in the last year in EO, I suppose it is not...
  • Jul 29

    Love from the ABA's The Tax Lawyer (x2!)

    Love from the ABA's The Tax Lawyer (x2!)
    The spring volume of the ABA Tax Section's scholarly journal, The Tax Lawyer (67 The Tax Lawyer 517(2014)), has not one BUT TWO articles on charitable tax issues: Reforming the Taxation of Exempt Organizations and Their Patrons by David S....
Rank this Week: 550

Rush On Business

Rush On Business

Covers business litigation, employment law, franchise law, incorporation and starting a business. By Rush Nigut.

http://www.rushonbusiness.com/
  • May 20

    Zoom Past Legal Zoom - Revisited

    Zoom Past Legal Zoom - Revisited
    Years ago now I wrote a post called Zoom Past Legal Zoom. For years it has been one of the most read posts on this site and no post on the site has more comments. In that post I talked about how Legal Zoom does NOT give out legal advice and…
  • May 13

    Listening Could Help Avoid Business Lawsuit

    Listening Could Help Avoid Business Lawsuit
    A blog post came to me after talking with an acquaintance last night. The acquaintance initially asked me a question but he really didn't want to hear my answer. Instead, he wanted to tell me his news. Rather than listen to me he just wanted…
  • Apr 24

    Asset Purchase Sale? Check out Unemployment History of Seller

    Asset Purchase Sale? Check out Unemployment History of Seller
    Business buyers enter into asset purchase sales to avoid taking on the liabilities and debts of the seller. In Iowa, asset purchase buyers may be surprised to learn that under many circumstances the buyer will have successor liability with…
Rank this Week: 543

South Carolina Retail &…

South Carolina Retail & Hospitality Law Blog

Covers legal trends for South Carolina retailers and hospitality-related entities. By Christian Stegmaier.

http://www.retailhospitalitylaw.com/
  • Jan 27

    Super Bowl Sunday and Social Host Responsibilities: Keeping the Party “In Bounds” and Safe

    Super Bowl Sunday and Social Host Responsibilities: Keeping the Party “In Bounds” and Safe
    If history is any indicator, this coming Sunday – like every Super Bowl Sunday before it – willPost by Chair Christian Stegmaierbe a big event in the United States.  It’s been estimated only Thanksgiving is a bigger day…
  • Jan 13

    New Year’s Resolutions: Don't let volunteer efforts become a legal hazard

    New Year’s Resolutions: Don't let volunteer efforts become a legal hazard
    A common New Year’s resolution is to volunteer.  In fact, www.health.comranks it as one of the top 10 healthiest resolutions one can make, as volunteering has been linked with increased levels of happiness and decreased…
  • Jan 6

    Restaurant Week Begins This Week in South Carolina

    Restaurant Week Begins This Week in South Carolina
    Starting Thursday, January 9, South Carolina will be participating in the 11-day celebration that is Restaurant Week. South Carolinian foodies will get a chance to enjoy a variety of exceptional dishes and amazing values during dinner from…
Rank this Week: 521

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

Covers futures, commodities and forex regulation. By Shipkevich Law Firm.

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Jul 28

    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”

    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”
    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”CFTC Commissioner Scott O’Malia issued a stern warning to financial regulators in the United States and abroad that market fragmentation could have grave consequences on the…
  • Jul 3

    CFTC Delays Enforcement of Reporting for Cleared Swap

    CFTC Delays Enforcement of Reporting for Cleared Swap
    CFTC Delays Enforcement of Reporting for Cleared SwapsThe CFTC’s Division of Market Oversight this week granted no-action relief from certain requirements applicable to swap dealers and major swap participants regarding the reporting of…
  • Jun 16

    Congresswoman Urges Review of Bank Guarantees of Offshore Affiliate

    Congresswoman Urges Review of Bank Guarantees of Offshore Affiliate
    Congresswoman Urges Review of Bank Guarantees of Offshore AffiliatesMaxine Waters, ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee, urged the CFTC this week to begin investigating the offshore actions of Wall Street banks in avoiding…
Rank this Week: 582

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Jul 27

    2 Very Surprising Ways to Get Your Franchise Expo Leads to Buy Your Franchise - Marketing

    2 Very Surprising Ways to Get Your Franchise Expo Leads to Buy Your Franchise - Marketing
    The 2014 International Franchise Expo - IFE- is over. You walked away with a bunch of leads from people interested in your franchise offering. Terrific! What's not so terrific is you haven't enough of those interested franchisees to the…
  • Jul 11

    How To Nurture Your Customers - More than Top of Mind - Marketing

    How To Nurture Your Customers - More than Top of Mind - Marketing
    Many customers need education or training before you can sell them your product or service. And, they need to see themselves using your product or service before you can sell to them. The education or training of your customers...
  • Jul 10

    Are You Being Shopped by Your Competitor? - Marketing

    Are You Being Shopped by Your Competitor? - Marketing
    That is a question we should all be asking. Then we should decide if the answer matters to us or our business. If you are Erbert and Gerbert's Sandwich Shops and a Subway franchisee is going to several of your...
Rank this Week: 575

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Covers intellectual property law and business law from an Australian perspective. Published by Dilanchian Lawyers and Consultants.

http://www.dilanchian.com.au
  • Jul 9

    Tax and valuation of crowdfunding initiative

    Tax and valuation of crowdfunding initiative
    Backgrounder, guide and checklist for crowdfunding from an Australian perspective. It ends with a list of 14 crowdfunding sites worldwide. Our related articles are Australian crowdfunding law, current and proposed and Start-up funding…
  • Jun 29

    Start-up intellectual property survival guide

    Start-up intellectual property survival guide
    Start-ups often find themselves in a David vs Goliath situation after an initial taste of success. Corporate giants often seize every opportunity to maximise and secure their competitive advantage and market monopoly or power. The years of…
  • Jun 19

    Applying U.S. fair use doctrine to academic research

    Applying U.S. fair use doctrine to academic research
    How can the fair use doctrine in U.S. copyright law be used for academic research? We recently and successfully advised an Australian academic on this subject. Our client had prepared a major, lengthy and heavily illustrated scholarly…
Rank this Week: 570

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

Covers current antitrust news and regulatory developments. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 565

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

Covers California's Unfair Competition Law. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
Rank this Week: 615

Maryland Business Law Developments

Maryland Business Law Developments

Tracks judicial developments in Maryland business law. By the Business Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association.

http://marylandbusinesslawdevelopments.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 13

    In The Matter of the Petition of Calpine Corporation (Cir. Ct. Balt. City)

    In The Matter of the Petition of Calpine Corporation (Cir. Ct. Balt. City)
    Filed: October 3, 2013Opinion By: Judge Audrey J. S. CarrionHeld: The Circuit Court affirmed the Public Service Commission’s (“PSC”) actions with regards to certain regulated utilities in Maryland, where the PSC: (a)…
  • Apr 9

    Mathews v. Cassidy Turley Maryland, Inc. (Ct. of Appeals)

    Mathews v. Cassidy Turley Maryland, Inc. (Ct. of Appeals)
    Filed: November 26, 2013Opinion by Judge Robert N. McDonaldHeld: (1) Under the Maryland Securities Act (the “Act”), the offer and sale of a tenant-in-common (“TIC”) interest in commercial real estate under terms…
  • Feb 13

    Gregg Lapointe v. SIGMA TAU Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    Gregg Lapointe v. SIGMA TAU Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Filed: September 11, 2013 Opinion by Michael D. Mason Holdings:  (1) A parent corporation is allowed to interfere with the subsidiary's contracts without liability under the "unity of…
Rank this Week: 644

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Jun 25

    Where I've been

    Where I've been
    Friends, I want to thank you for all the support you've given this blog over the past three or four years. It's been a good run. Two or three years ago, I started blogging every day, and that was the...
  • Jun 18

    The world is not totally fucked up: Exhibit A

    The world is not totally fucked up: Exhibit A
    Here is Exhibit A for the proposition that the world is not, in fact, totally and completely fucked up: sculpture being readied, as we speak, at Jefferson Park in Seattle. What's more, this public art is to be "skateable." I...
  • May 20

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it
    Time again to safeguard the current accredited investor standard.
Rank this Week: 618

Reading Tea Leaves

Reading Tea Leaves

Covers business and legal news. By Randy Wilson.

http://rlwilsonconsulting.wordpress.com
  • Jun 4

    Reading Tea Leaves Becomes “Lawyers Get Social”

    Reading Tea Leaves Becomes “Lawyers Get Social”
    I will no longer be updating Reading Tea Leaves and soon there will be a re-direct to “LawyersGetSocial”. The purpose of the change is to reflect the change in the emphasis of what I am blogging about and also to further brand “DSD Law…
  • Jun 2

    Google Buzz Settlement Finally Final Final

    Google Buzz Settlement Finally Final Final
    This has been dragging out far longer than the time Buzz got itself in trouble long enough to be the target of class action privacy violation lawsuits.  At long last various privacy advocacy groups will receive funds along with more than $2…
  • Jun 1

    CA Social Media Privacy Has Another Chance

    CA Social Media Privacy Has Another Chance
    Last month, SB 242, the California bill on social media privacy failed to get the votes to move forward. It appears the bill has another chance next week when it could come up for reconsideration.  The San Francisco Chronicle has come out…
Rank this Week: 604