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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/
  • Oct 20

    The Truth Hidden by IBM’s Buyback

    The Truth Hidden by IBM’s Buyback
    Virginia M. Rometty, IBM’s chief executive, has talked a good game about focusing on “shareholder value.” But all these maneuvers have been masking a truth: IBM’s success in recent years has been tied more to financial…
  • Oct 20

    Regulator Tells Banks to Clean Up Bad Behavior or Face Downsizing

    Regulator Tells Banks to Clean Up Bad Behavior or Face Downsizing
    William Dudley, the president of the New York Fed, said bankers must push for change or "the inevitable conclusion will be reached that your firms are too big and complex to manage effectively.”
  • Oct 20

    Private Equity Titans Open Cloistered World to Smaller Investor

    Private Equity Titans Open Cloistered World to Smaller Investor
    Seeing individual investors as a largely untapped source of capital, private equity firms are seeking to attract checks in the tens of thousands of dollars rather than in the hundreds of millions.
Rank this Week: 7

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 16

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Oct 20

    Bank Competition and Credit Constraints in Developing Countries: New Evidence

    Bank Competition and Credit Constraints in Developing Countries: New Evidence
    Florian LEON (CERDI) analyzes Bank Competition and Credit Constraints in Developing Countries: New Evidence. ABSTRACT: Bank Competition and Credit Constraints in Developing Countries: New Evidence Whether competition helps or hinders small…
  • Oct 20

    Net Neutrality and the Incentives (Not) to Exclude Competitor

    Net Neutrality and the Incentives (Not) to Exclude Competitor
    Ralf Dewenter (Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg) and Jurgen Rosch, (Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg) describe Net Neutrality and the Incentives (Not) to Exclude Competitors. ABSTRACT: This paper analyses the incentives of a vertical…
  • Oct 20

    Let the market decide: an experimental study of competition and fairne

    Let the market decide: an experimental study of competition and fairne
    Bjorn Bartling, Manuel Grieder and Christian Zehnder argue to Let the market decide: an experimental study of competition and fairness. ABSTRACT: Is competition perceived as a fair procedure? We report data from laboratory experiments where a…
Rank this Week: 45

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/
  • Aug 28

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)
    We are discussing some of the issues raised by Peter Henning in his DealBook column, The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.   In any event, the limits on discovery, the fact that ALJ decisions are…
  • Aug 26

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)
    Peter Henning wrote an interesting piece over at DealBook on the SEC's use of administrative proceedings in place of actions in federal district court.  See The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.…
  • Aug 26

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 60

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
  • Oct 20

    Corporate Governance and the Creation of the SEC

    Corporate Governance and the Creation of the SEC
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Arevik Avedian of Harvard Law School; Henrik Cronqvist, Professor of Finance from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS); and Marc Weidenmier, Professor of Economics at Claremont…
  • Oct 20

    Delaware Reaffirms that Corporate Control Lies in the Boardroom

    Delaware Reaffirms that Corporate Control Lies in the Boardroom
    Editor's Note: Edward D. Herlihy is a partner and co-chairman of the Executive Committee at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. The following post is based on a Wachtell Lipton memorandum authored by Mr. Herlihy, William Savitt, David E.…
  • Oct 19

    Disclosure and Financial Market Regulation

    Disclosure and Financial Market Regulation
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Luca Enriques, Allen & Overy Professorship of Corporate Law at University of Oxford, Faculty of Law, and Sergio Gilotta of University of Bologna. In our recent paper, Disclosure and…
Rank this Week: 86

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: 131

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 8

    Future of Music conference announcement w/scholarship

    Future of Music conference announcement w/scholarship
    The Future of Music Coalition's 14th annual Policy Summit ( http://futureofmusic.org/summit ) is October 27-28 in Washington, DC. It is offering scholarships for students and musicians starting at $25 for both days. From FOMC: Future of…
  • Oct 8

    How to analyze fame on the pleading

    How to analyze fame on the pleading
    Leapers, Inc. v. SMTS, LCC,  2014 WL 4964376, No. 14–CV–12290 (E.D. Mich. Oct. 3, 2014)Leapers alleged trade dress rights “in the distinctive scalloping design applied to the adjustment knobs and bells of its rifle…
  • Oct 7

    The language of consumer review

    The language of consumer review
    Via Eric Goldman's roundup, the best thing I've seen all day:In a recent study we used computational linguistics to examine a million reviews on the web and found that when people write a 1-star review, they use the language of trauma:…
Rank this Week: 128

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/
  • Oct 16

    Rural Metro and joint liability

    Rural Metro and joint liability
    VC Laster handed down an opinion on damages in the Rural Metro case. You'll remember in Rural Metro, RBC was found liable for aiding and abetting director violations of their fiduciary duties in connection with the sale of the corporation...
  • Oct 15

    AbbVie reconsider

    AbbVie reconsider
    Another high profile inversion deal may be heading towards termination. The AbbVie board is apparently reconsidering whether to continue its inversion deal with Shire now that Treasury has reduced the economic incentives to do the deal.…
  • Oct 8

    Vaughn confirmation today

    Vaughn confirmation today
    Delaware's state senate is scheduled to convene this afternoon to confirm the nomination of James Vaughn to the Supreme Court. My guess is that - if it's anything like other recent confirmation hearings - it will be a quick affair...
Rank this Week: 141

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Oct 20

    "Corporate Law after Hobby Lobby"

    "Corporate Law after Hobby Lobby"
    Lyman Johnson and David Millon have just posted a very interesting paper on Corporate Law after Hobby Lobby, THE BUSINESS LAWYER, Vol 70 - November 2014, available at SSRN:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full…
  • Oct 20

    Todd Henderson and I apparently are big in Taiwan

    Todd Henderson and I apparently are big in Taiwan
    Todd posted that: Here's what apperars to be the relevant passage: [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Oct 20

    I'm puzzled by the Delaware Chancery Court decision in In re KKR Financial Holdings LLC Shareholder Litigation

    I'm puzzled by the Delaware Chancery Court decision in In re KKR Financial Holdings LLC Shareholder Litigation
    A friend recently emailed, raising a question about the new Delaware Chancery Court decision in In re KKR Financial Holdings LLC Shareholder Litigation, --- A.3d ----, 2014 WL 5151285 (Del.Ch.2014).... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 151

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Oct 16

    New UCL primary jurisdiction opinion: Guerrero v. Pacific Gas & Elec. Co.

    New UCL primary jurisdiction opinion: Guerrero v. Pacific Gas & Elec. Co.
    In Guerrero v. Pacific Gas & Electric Co., ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Oct. 10, 2014), the Court of Appeal (First Appellate District, Division Three) affirmed the trial court's ruling that allowing the plaintiff's UCL claim against PG&E to…
  • Aug 14

    New class certification opinion: Cochran v. Schwan's Home Service, Inc.

    New class certification opinion: Cochran v. Schwan's Home Service, Inc.
    In Cochran v. Schwan's Home Service, Inc., ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Aug. 12, 2014), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Two) reversed an order denying class certification of a claim for violation of Labor Code section 2802,…
  • Aug 5

    Recent Ninth Circuit class certification opinion: Stockwell v. City and County of San Francisco

    Recent Ninth Circuit class certification opinion: Stockwell v. City and County of San Francisco
    In Stockwell v. City and County of San Francisco, 749 F.3d 1107 (9th Cir. Apr. 24, 2014), the district court denied class certification of plaintiffs' age discrimination claim under FEHA, holding that the plaintiffs had not established the…
Rank this Week: 147

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/
  • Oct 20

    This Hobby Lobby Proposal Is Much Mistaken

    This Hobby Lobby Proposal Is Much Mistaken
    Suzanne Weakley, editor-in-chief of the CEB Business Law Practitioner, recently called my attention to this letter from six professors at U.C. Berkeley (Robert P. Bartlett III, Richard Buxbaum, Stavros Gadinis, Justin McCrary, Steven…
  • Oct 17

    The Point Of An Unenforceable Noncompete May Be Very Sharp Indeed

    The Point Of An Unenforceable Noncompete May Be Very Sharp Indeed
    Writing for Mother Jones, Kevin Drum recently asked “What’s the point of an unenforceable noncompete agreement?”  He posits two possible answers: First, it’s just boilerplate language they don’t really care…
  • Oct 16

    Why Including The Year Of Enactment Can Be Important

    Why Including The Year Of Enactment Can Be Important
    Several provisions of the California Corporate Securities Law of 1968 need to be brought up to date.  Section 25100(i) is one of them.  That section exempts from the qualification requirements of Sections 25110, 25120 and 25130…
Rank this Week: 181

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: 165

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: 187

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/
  • Oct 17

    The car dealers’ sneak attack in Michigan

    The car dealers’ sneak attack in Michigan
    As we have reported frequently on this blog (see, e.g., here, here, here, here, here and here) the car dealers have been making remarkably silly arguments in their fight to prevent Tesla from distributing its electrical vehicles…
  • Oct 2

    October 7 Heritage Foundation Event Highlights Economic Liberties Protected by the Constitution

    October 7 Heritage Foundation Event Highlights Economic Liberties Protected by the Constitution
    I highly recommend that free market aficionados attend or listen to the Heritage Foundation’s October 7 program on economic liberties and the Constitution.  This event, hosted by my colleague Paul Larkin, will feature presentations…
  • Sep 19

    Enterprise Cities, Competition, and Economic Growth

    Enterprise Cities, Competition, and Economic Growth
    Shanker Singham of the Babson Global Institute (formerly a leading international trade lawyer and author of the most comprehensive one-volume work on the interplay between competition and international trade policy) has published a short…
Rank this Week: 184

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/
  • Oct 20

    Convertibles, Exchangeables, and Derivatives . . . . Oh My!

    Convertibles, Exchangeables, and Derivatives . . . . Oh My!
    I typically teach Corporate Finance as a planning and drafting course to 3L law students in the fall semester each academic year. (See my part of this transcription for some details.) This year is no different in that regard. I...
  • Oct 20

    14th Annual Transactional Clinic Conference - April 24, 2015

    14th Annual Transactional Clinic Conference - April 24, 2015
    The following announcement comes to us from Alicia Plerhoples (Georgetown). The 14th annual transactional clinic conference will be held at UMKC School of Law in Kansas City, Missouri and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is serving as a…
  • Oct 20

    Job Opening: University of Detroit Mercy

    Job Opening: University of Detroit Mercy
    The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law is looking for someone to teach commercial or business law courses. A copy of the job listing is here.
Rank this Week: 204

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 15

    Foreign Direct Investment: Trusts as Investment Vehicle

    Foreign Direct Investment: Trusts as Investment Vehicle
    [Vishal Achanta has contributed the following guest post. Vishal is a 5thyear student at the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi]Recently, two investment vehicles have been introduced that as per the relevant SEBI regulations…
  • Oct 13

    Amendments to the Provident Fund and Pension Fund Schemes Under the EPF Act

    Amendments to the Provident Fund and Pension Fund Schemes Under the EPF Act
    [The following guest post is contributed by Madhusudan Bose, who is a lawyer and company secretary by profession, at PRA Law Offices, New Delhi. Author’s views are personal]Pursuant to the proposals made by the Finance Minister in his…
  • Oct 12

    Bombay High Court Ruling in Favour of Vodafone in Share Issue Case

    Bombay High Court Ruling in Favour of Vodafone in Share Issue Case
    Over the last couple of years, Indian subsidiaries of multinational companies have been faced with the unique tax issue pertaining to the issuance of shares to their parent companies. The tax department has questioned the valuation on which…
Rank this Week: 210

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/
  • Oct 19

    Contract-Based Award of Attorneys’ Fee

    Contract-Based Award of Attorneys’ Fee
     ReCor Medical, Inc. v. Warnking, C.A. No. 7387-VCN (Del. Ch. May 14, 2014). This letter opinion provides a helpful analysis of how the Court of Chancery awards attorneys’ fees based on a contract that provides for fees to be…
  • Oct 19

    Expedited Trial in Section 225 Case Upheld

    Expedited Trial in Section 225 Case Upheld
     Salvatore v. Visenergy, Inc., C.A. No. 10108-CB (Del. Ch. Oct. 6, 2014). This short letter ruling is noteworthy in passing as a reminder that in Section 225 cases, a trial date will often be scheduled within 60 days of filing ……
  • Oct 13

    Nuances of Advancement of Fees for Compulsory Counterclaim

    Nuances of Advancement of Fees for Compulsory Counterclaim
    Pontone v. Milso Industries Corp., C.A. No. 7615-VCP (Del. Ch. Oct. 6, 2014). Why This Case is Important:  This decision of the Delaware Court of Chancery granted interlocutory appeals requested by both parties due to the arguable…
Rank this Week: 232

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
Rank this Week: 252

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
  • Sep 8

    7 questions avoid business tax penaltie

    7 questions avoid business tax penaltie
    The Australian Tax Office’s raids last month on 170 businesses in Chinatown were against suspected black market businesses. The Tax Office has the resources to check if raided businesses have been paying their share of tax. Tax Office…
  • Aug 14

    Q&A on why we love coming to work

    Q&A on why we love coming to work
    For its Smalltalk newsletter the Law Society of New South Wales this month asked Noric Dilanchian eight questions. Answering them involved introspection, and an opportunity to profile why we collectively love working for clients in our…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 251

Indiana Civil & Business…

Indiana Civil & Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning and intellectual property. By Sam Hasler.

http://haslerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 1

    Blogs to Check Out

    Blogs to Check Out
    Some law blogs that may be interests to some businesses:FDA Law Update - just what says it is, a way to keep up to date on happenings at the FDA.OSHA Law Blog. This may be of more interest to more businesses. Jackson Lewis hosts the blog so…
  • Feb 25

    Georgia

    Georgia
    Georgia Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning Blog: Estate Planning: A Three-Step StrategyThe estate planning pyramid gives a hierarchy of goals for estate planning. This pyramid is useful in developing an estate planning strategy based on…
  • Jan 26

    Garden Leave in Action

    Garden Leave in Action
    Considering garden leave's novelty, I thought a collection of news articles descring the use of garden leave might be of some help and interest.
Rank this Week: 260

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/
  • Oct 20

    After Twelve Years of Trying: No Enhanced Performance from Drinking Red Bull

    After Twelve Years of Trying: No Enhanced Performance from Drinking Red Bull
    Class action lawsuits can be a great way for consumers to obtain much necessary leverage against potentially overreaching corporations in ways that would have been impossible without this legal vehicle. But they can also resemble mere…
  • Oct 20

    New Jersey Supreme Court Refuses Enforcement of Arbitration Provision Due to Lack of Notice

    New Jersey Supreme Court Refuses Enforcement of Arbitration Provision Due to Lack of Notice
    In Atalese v. U.S. Legal Services Group, LP, Patricia Atalese, contracted with U.S. Legal Services Group, L.P. (LSG), for debt-adjustment services. The contract contained an arbitration provision, but the provision did not mention that…
  • Oct 17

    Documentary on Forced Arbitration

    Documentary on Forced Arbitration
    The Alliance for Justice has released a documentary on forced arbitration called Lost in the Fine Print. It's very well-done, highly watchable (meaning your students will stay awake and off Facebook during a viewing), and educational. I…
Rank this Week: 280

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Oct 20

    When Will the SEC’s EDGAR Get Hacked? (Or Has It Already?)

    When Will the SEC’s EDGAR Get Hacked? (Or Has It Already?)
    About a decade ago, I blogged: “Personally, I am always amazed that there have not been any reported hacks of the EDGAR system – as that has to be one of the most popular targets of the hacking community, even for the youngsters…
  • Oct 17

    Our New “Rule 10b5-1 Trading Plans Handbook”

    Our New “Rule 10b5-1 Trading Plans Handbook”
    Spanking brand new. By popular demand, this comprehensive “Rule 10b5-1 Trading Plans Handbook” covers a topic that many have requested. This one is a real gem – 72 pages of guidance. DOJ Staffer Provides Fresh Guidance on…
  • Oct 16

    ISS: New Draft Approaches to Equity Plan & Independent Board Chair Proposal

    ISS: New Draft Approaches to Equity Plan & Independent Board Chair Proposal
    Yesterday, ISS released a group of draft policy changes for comment – two of them relating to the US: a new “scorecard” approach to evaluating equity compensation plan proposals and independent board chair proposals.…
Rank this Week: 295

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Oct 17

    Emory Deputy GC Recounts Legal Issues in Treating Ebola Patient

    Emory Deputy GC Recounts Legal Issues in Treating Ebola Patient
    When an organization is facing a serious crisis or challenge, you can bet that its in-house lawyers are heavily involved. The Ebola crisis is no exception: “A top lawyer at Emory University said Tuesday that even with a decade of…
  • Oct 16

    Featured Inhouse Counsel Jobs (10/16/14)

    Featured Inhouse Counsel Jobs (10/16/14)
    If you are looking for inhouse counsel jobs, check out some featured postings from our GoInhouse.com job board: Counsel I – Clinical Contracts – Gilead Sciences, Foster City, CA Senior Director, Transactional Counsel –…
  • Oct 15

    3 Top Labor and Employment Enforcement Prioritie

    3 Top Labor and Employment Enforcement Prioritie
    At Epstein Becker Green's "The Government Is Calling: Are You Prepared?" event, two high-ranking federal enforcement officials discussed their agencies' priorities. ; ; ; ; ; ; The post 3 Top Labor and Employment Enforcement Priorities…
Rank this Week: 290

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/
  • Oct 8

    Sixth Circuit Narrows Scope of Liability Under ICA Sections 36(a) and (b)

    Sixth Circuit Narrows Scope of Liability Under ICA Sections 36(a) and (b)
    In Laborers’ Local 265 Pension Fund v. iShares Trust, No. 13-6486, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 18627 (6th Cir. Sept. 30, 2014), the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of claims alleging violations of…
  • Sep 22

    Second Circuit Holds Forum Selection Clause Supersedes FINRA’s Mandatory Arbitration Rule

    Second Circuit Holds Forum Selection Clause Supersedes FINRA’s Mandatory Arbitration Rule
    In Goldman, Sachs & Co. v. Golden Empire Schools Financing Authority, No. 13-797-cv, 2014 WL 4099289 (2d Cir. Aug. 21, 2014), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that a forum selection clause in a broker-dealer…
  • Sep 9

    NASDAQ Proposes The Adoption Of A New All-Inclusive Annual Listing Fee

    NASDAQ Proposes The Adoption Of A New All-Inclusive Annual Listing Fee
    On August 26, 2014, The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (“NASDAQ”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) certain proposed amendments to the NASDAQ Stock Market Rules (the “Amendments”) to…
Rank this Week: 298

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Oct 20

    A Whole Bunch of Interesting Litigation and Enforcement Statistics and Analyse

    A Whole Bunch of Interesting Litigation and Enforcement Statistics and Analyse
    A single case may involve a host of interesting issues but sometimes the important lessons can only be discerned when many cases are considered collectively. This past week saw the release of some interesting analyses of aggregate litigation…
  • Oct 16

    Advisan Releases Third Quarter Corporate and Securities Claims Trends Report

    Advisan Releases Third Quarter Corporate and Securities Claims Trends Report
    Continuing an recent downward trend, corporate and securities litigation filings during the third quarter declined, both compared to the prior quarter and compared to the third quarter last year, according a new report from Advisen, the…
  • Oct 14

    IPO Companies and Fee-Shifting Bylaw

    IPO Companies and Fee-Shifting Bylaw
    One of the more interesting recent developments in the D&O liability arena has been the emergence of issues surrounding fee-shifting bylaws. As readers will recall, in May 2014, the Delaware Supreme Court in the ATP Tours case upheld the…
Rank this Week: 318

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    4th DCA and Charging Order Protection for Florida LLC

    4th DCA and Charging Order Protection for Florida LLC
    In Florida, a multi member LLC, has asset protection characteristics. Prior to 2011, Florida law was not clear on whether a charging order was the exclusive remedy for a creditor of a member of a multi member LLC. Assets in a Florida multi…
  • Sep 29

    If a person dies intestate what proof must their children show the court to prove they are the heirs to the estate?

    If a person dies intestate what proof must their children show the court to prove they are the heirs to the estate?
    Most Florida probate courts simply accept the information contained in the pleadings that are filed with the court. These pleadings are usually signed "under penalties of perjury". Some courts (such as Citrus Count and Miami-Dade County)…
  • Aug 25

    Estate Planning: Dealing with your digital death instead of before

    Estate Planning: Dealing with your digital death instead of before
    Portland company WebCease is making waves in the probate and estate-planning community by helping attorneys and grieving families locate the deceased's digital accounts. CEO Glenn Williamson aims to be the first to provide this service to…
Rank this Week: 330

The Antitrust Hotch Potch

The Antitrust Hotch Potch

Offers critical comments on EC competition law and policy. By Professor Damien Geradin and Nicholas Petit.

http://professorgeradin.blogs.com/professor_geradins_weblog/
  • Feb 26

    Antitrust awards time ...

    Antitrust awards time ...
    I have been nominated for two academic awards in the competition law & economics field: 1. Antitrust writing award My article “Antitrust Compliance Programmes & Optimal Antitrust Enforcement: A Reply to Wouter Wils” has…
  • Feb 25

    Informal Enforcement of Competition Law

    Informal Enforcement of Competition Law
    The Harvard European Law Association is putting together a very nice programme where I will give a keynote speech and chair a couple of panels. Preliminary Program Harvard European Law Association Informal Enforcement of Competition Law:…
  • Feb 12

    When Competition Law Analysis Goes Wrong – The Italian Pfizer/Pharmacia Case

    When Competition Law Analysis Goes Wrong – The Italian Pfizer/Pharmacia Case
    Here is my last paper. Abstract: The January 2012 decision of the Italian Competition Authority (“ICA”) to fine Pfizer and Pharmacia €10.6 million is an illustration of the more aggressive trend taken by competition…
Rank this Week: 344

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…
  • Oct 16

    Company Ordered to Produce Records Related to Subsidiarie

    Company Ordered to Produce Records Related to Subsidiarie
    Authored By Thomas E. Hanson, Jr. This article was originally published in the Delaware Business Court Insider | October 16, 2014 In Oklahoma Firefighters Pension & Retirement System v. Citigroup, C.A. No. 9587-ML…
Rank this Week: 365

Federal Securities Law Blog

Federal Securities Law Blog

FedSecLaw.com is devoted to highlighting current issues in securities laws, discussing the ramifications of those issues for today’s businesses, and providing bottom-line takeaways for busy owners, managers, and executives. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.fedseclaw.com/
  • Oct 10

    “The Bandits’ Club” gets its due

    “The Bandits’ Club” gets its due
    Our colleagues at Antitrust Law Source posted an interesting update about probable charges alleging that traders at approximately a dozen global banks – including Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Barclays, and USB – fixed the…
  • Oct 7

    Supreme Court refuses to review FCPA challenge

    Supreme Court refuses to review FCPA challenge
    By W. Kelly Johnson The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to review the first Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) case appealed to the highest Court. The appeal sought to limit the scope of the FCPA by narrowing the law’s definition…
  • Sep 18

    Whistleblowers wanted; Holder seeks increased compensation for financial crime informant

    Whistleblowers wanted; Holder seeks increased compensation for financial crime informant
    By W. Kelly Johnson In the first major public comment about white collar crime in more than a year, the Department of Justice (DOJ) called for an increase in compensation for whistleblowers under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery…
Rank this Week: 374

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage…

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.massachusetts-alcoholic-beverage-licensing.com/
  • Oct 10

    Northampton Awards New Seasonal License

    Northampton Awards New Seasonal License
    The Northampton License Commission met last Wednesday night to select the newest recipient of a seasonal liquor license. Bistro Les Gras was awarded the license, after the restaurant's name was chosen from a vintage spinning raffle drum, as…
  • Oct 9

    Easthampton Brewery Wants to Serve on Premise

    Easthampton Brewery Wants to Serve on Premise
    The proprietor of Fort Hill Brewery is seeking permission to pour pints of lager for visitors to his state-of-the-art facility on Fort Hill Road in Easthampton. Masslive.com reports that owner and head brewer Eric Berzins appeared before the…
  • Oct 5

    Pittsfield Board Revokes Unused Liquor License

    Pittsfield Board Revokes Unused Liquor License
    The number of alcohol serving licenses available in Pittsfield has shrunk by one, following a unanimous vote by the Licensing Board to revoke a license held by Willard Curtis, former proprietor of The Tavern on 4th Street. While The Tavern…
Rank this Week: 436

Asian Law Blog

Asian Law Blog

Updates on Korean, Chinese, Indian, Vietnamese, Laotian, Cambodian, Malaysian, Indonesian and The Philippines law. By Sean Hayes.

http://www.theasianlawblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    IPG Legal's LAW BLOGS

    IPG Legal's LAW BLOGS
    The Asian Law Blog aggregates most of the content from:The Korean Law BlogThe Korean Entertainment Law BlogThe China Law Blog Please checkout these blogs for additional articles.  We have stopped aggregating content on 4/23/2014,…
  • Feb 20

    Weekly Asian Legal News from International Law Firm - IPG Legal

    Weekly Asian Legal News from International Law Firm - IPG Legal
    This Week's Asian Legal News Reported by the MediaObama to host Dalai Lama at White HouseNorth and South Koreans hold rare family reunionsChina tycoon Liu Han charged for 'mafia-style' crimesThai anti-government protesters gather outside…
  • Feb 13

    Weekly Asian Legal News from International Law Firm - IPG Legal

    Weekly Asian Legal News from International Law Firm - IPG Legal
    This Week's Asian Legal News Reported by the MediaChina retains grip on foreign film quotaUS top diplomat John Kerry visits Seoul amid Korea tensionsChina media: Visa controversyChina trade surplus jumps to $32bnChina and Taiwan hold…
Rank this Week: 419

Responsabilidad y Derecho

Responsabilidad y Derecho

Covers the development of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Colombia.

http://responsabilidadyderecho.blogspot.com/
  • May 10

    Sobre el "Registro de Contribuyentes Socialmente Responsables" de la AFIP... Y una pregunta para hacerse.

    Sobre el "Registro de Contribuyentes Socialmente Responsables" de la AFIP... Y una pregunta para hacerse.
    A finales del 2012, la Administración Federal de Ingresos Públicos de Argentina, mejor conocida como la AFIP *, expidió la resolución Nº 3424 de 2012 (vigente desde el 2 de enero 2013), mediante la cual se…
  • Mar 18

    La materia ambiental en la Constitución Política Colombiana

    La materia ambiental en la Constitución Política Colombiana
    El reconocimiento que el Constituyente de 1991 hizo del Medio Ambiente como elemento esencial para el desarrollo humano, al igual que el establecimiento de su defensa como objetivo de principio dentro de la forma organizativa del Estado…
  • Jan 17

    Buen Gobierno en las Relaciones Laborale

    Buen Gobierno en las Relaciones Laborale
    Entrevista al abogado y filósofo colombiano, Julio César Carrillo, especialista en Derecho Laboral y en Pedagogía de los Valores, en la que habla sobre la importancia de humanizar tanto la concepción como la…
Rank this Week: 410

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Oct 20

    Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative

    Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative
    Last week, the son and heir-apparent to the president of Equatorial Guinea agreed to give up $34 million in assets as part of a settlement with the U.S. government over corruption claims. This was the latest attack by the Department of…
  • Oct 18

    Weekend Reading: The Skies Belong To U

    Weekend Reading: The Skies Belong To U
    It’s hard to imagine in these days of TSA security, but over a five-year period starting in 1968, hijackers seized commercial jets nearly once a week. Brendan I. Koerner captures this piece of history in The Skies Belong to Us: Love and…
  • Oct 17

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for October 17

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for October 17
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. Mathew Martoma’s Wife Fights to Keep Couple’s Florida Home, Millions in Cashby Bruce Carton in Compliance Week Martoma will begin serving his…
Rank this Week: 528

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/
  • Oct 17

    Low-Income Housing Coop: Different Board, Different Result?

    Low-Income Housing Coop: Different Board, Different Result?
    A low-income housing cooperative that sought reconsideration of the IRS’s determination that it did not qualify as a 501(c)(3) received a final determination earlier this month that it indeed fail to meet the requirements of 501(c)(3). The…
  • Oct 16

    IRA Charitable Rollover Provision: Will Congress Extend or Not Extend?

    IRA Charitable Rollover Provision: Will Congress Extend or Not Extend?
    An insightful Wall Street Journal commentary addresses the likely outcome for the IRA Charitable Rollover Provision. This provision allows taxpayers aged 70.5 and older to make deductible charitable contributions (up to $100,000) from their…
  • Oct 15

    On the March to Efficiency: Millennials & Charity: Water

    On the March to Efficiency: Millennials & Charity: Water
    A concept that I have introduced through scholarly writing and blogged about here is the need for a more efficient charitable market. In August, I commented upon a Vanguard Charitable study that found millennials are more likely to see…
Rank this Week: 518

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

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

http://www.chinahearsay.com/
  • Oct 16

    China Economic Watch | Is China’s Rebalancing for…

    China Economic Watch | Is China’s Rebalancing for…
    China Economic Watch | Is China’s Rebalancing for “Real”? bit.ly/1CnX9Bl — not so much, and is anyone shocked? © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Oct 16

    Steel in China is now cheap as cabbage | Financial…

    Steel in China is now cheap as cabbage | Financial…
    Steel in China is now cheap as cabbage | Financial Times on.ft.com/1CnWRKC — overcapacity has a nasty way of biting you eventually © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Oct 15

    Why The Internet Economy Causes So Many Problems F…

    Why The Internet Economy Causes So Many Problems F…
    Why The Internet Economy Causes So Many Problems For Chinese Officials | McKinsey bit.ly/1npMynQ — the knowledge gap is significant © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
Rank this Week: 496

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/
  • Oct 7

    Entrepreneur Magazine Says Hire a Good Lawyer When Starting Busine

    Entrepreneur Magazine Says Hire a Good Lawyer When Starting Busine
    Entrepreneur Magazine columnists Courtney Spritzer and Stephanie Abrams list Hiring a Good Lawyer as one of the four things a start up business owner should do that may not be in the business plan. Another professional they suggest…
  • Oct 3

    Watch for Alleged Yellow Page Advertising Scam

    Watch for Alleged Yellow Page Advertising Scam
    I was recently contacted by a business client whose employee signed a “contract” purporting to be from YELLOW PAGE IOWA that had been faxed to their business for what appeared to be a free Yellow Page or Facebook ad. The contract…
  • Oct 1

    Wall St. Journal Lists Troubled Franchise Brand

    Wall St. Journal Lists Troubled Franchise Brand
    A recent Wall St. Journal article discussed some of the franchise brands with higher-than-average default rates. The highest on the list? Planet Fitness at a staggering 41.1.% default rate for SBA loans from 2004 through 2014 according to the…
Rank this Week: 479

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: 511

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Oct 20

    How Can You Use Yelp Effectively & Easily? Two Quick Tips - Marketing

    How Can You Use Yelp Effectively & Easily? Two Quick Tips - Marketing
    The first step to having an optimized Yelp profile is to claim your Yelp listing. Once it's been claimed, be sure to use accurate categories for your business. Below are some suggestions on how to set up your profile...
  • Oct 20

    Great Tip for Checking Quality of Support from Your Franchisor - New

    Great Tip for Checking Quality of Support from Your Franchisor - New
    Evaluating a franchise opportunity today can be a difficult task. With all of the different rankings, ads, and other franchise claims, identifying the right opportunity requires careful study of the FDD as well as talking with current…
  • Oct 19

    Keeping Your Franchise Brand Alive - Marketing

    Keeping Your Franchise Brand Alive - Marketing
    Connecting potential customers with your brand is key to driving the success of your business. Humanizing a brand can establish trust and create commonality between a business entity and its customers. So how can you be relatable as a…
Rank this Week: 593

New York Business Divorce

New York Business Divorce

Covers dissolution and other disputes among New York corporations, LLCs and partnerships. By Peter A. Mahler.

http://www.nybusinessdivorce.com/
  • Oct 20

    Zelouf (Part Two): Fair Value Ruling Addresses Range of Issue

    Zelouf (Part Two): Fair Value Ruling Addresses Range of Issue
    Last week's post highlighted Justice Kornreich's rejection of a marketability discount in the Zelouf case, a dissenting shareholder appraisal proceeding. In this week's Part Two, New York Business Divorce examines a number of additional…
  • Oct 13

    Zelouf (Part One): Marketability Discount Rejected in Fair Value Proceeding

    Zelouf (Part One): Marketability Discount Rejected in Fair Value Proceeding
    This week's New York Business Divorce presents the first of a two-part examination of Justice Shirley Kornreich's must-read decision in Zelouf International v. Zelouf, a dissenting shareholder appraisal proceeding in which the court rejected…
  • Oct 6

    Understanding Standing in Corporate Dissolution Case

    Understanding Standing in Corporate Dissolution Case
    This week's New York Business Divorce offers a primer on the fundamental issue of standing to seek judicial dissolution of a closely held business corporation, featuring a review of the statutory criteria and related case law.
Rank this Week: 556

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

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

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 572

New York Business Litigation…

New York Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury, medical malpractice and motor vehicle accidents. By Rudner & Paleudis, LLC.

http://www.newyorkbusinesslitigationlawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 658

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

Covers fundamental concepts relevant to estate planning, business law, real estate law, and tax law. By Cook & Cook.

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Oct 8

    4 Ways to Protect Your Intellectual Property

    4 Ways to Protect Your Intellectual Property
    In the United States, there are four principal ways in which a person or business can protect intellectual property, however, not all types of protection are available for all property types. The infographic below briefly describes each of…
  • Sep 16

    U.S. Federal Trademark Filing

    U.S. Federal Trademark Filing
    In 2013, more than 300,000 trademarks and service marks were filed across 45 different classes of goods and services with the United States Patent & Trademark ("USPTO"); however, less than 200,000 trademarks were registered by the USPTO…
  • Aug 29

    ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge Trademark Filing

    ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge Trademark Filing
    The ALS Association has filed an application to register a federal trademark for "Ice Bucket Challenge", the viral sensation that has swept the nation this summer. Although most Americans likely associate "Ice Bucket Challenge" with the ALS…
Rank this Week: 562

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Covers Canadian legal forms. By Michael Carabash.

http://www.dynamiclegalforms.com/blog/
  • Sep 2

    You want improvements? I’m listening…

    You want improvements? I’m listening…
    The Will-O-Matic is, in my humble opinion, the best online automated software on the Internet in Canada, Australia and the UK.  It’s very easy to use, comprehensive and flexible and educates users along the way.  It’s so…
  • May 5

    How to Write a Will

    How to Write a Will
    How to Write a Will Look, if you’re looking to write your own Will, you’ve come to the right place: Introducing…The Will-O-Matic Wizard CLICK “Get Started” button now… The Will-O-Matic is a very dynamic,…
  • Feb 25

    Protect Your Loved One

    Protect Your Loved One
    …by dividing your property, appointing representatives, and helping avoid court battles. Without a Will your property will be divided according to government laws, which may not be in accordance with your wishes.  This may not be…
Rank this Week: 650

US Law Watch

US Law Watch

Provides US legal and regulatory information. By BNA International.

http://www.uslawwatch.com
Rank this Week: 664

bevlog

bevlog

Distilling a million label approvals down to the ones that affect you. Tracks legal trends in beer, wine and spirits product approvals. By Lehrman Beverage Law.

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog
  • Oct 19

    The Label from Hell

    The Label from Hell
    Meet the label from hell, as above. Just about every element raises another legal issue. I had the opportunity to discuss this hypothetical label at ShipCompliant’s Wholesale Gathering, in White Plains, last week, on a panel with Susan…
  • Sep 30

    Your New Friend, ARTAL, Part 2

    Your New Friend, ARTAL, Part 2
    Wow! TTB’s list of Allowable Revisions to Approved Labels (ARTAL) is getting powerful. It is getting long and complicated — but it also provides a lot of good opportunities to avoid or cause a problem. On September 29, 2014 TTB…
  • Sep 20

    The Tito’s Lawsuit: When Approval is Not Approval

    The Tito’s Lawsuit: When Approval is Not Approval
    Tito’s vodka was doing great for the past 15 years, then hit a gigantic speedbump this week in the form of a class action lawsuit. Tito’s therefore provides a good example of when an approval is not really an approval. Tito…
Rank this Week: 789