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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/
Rank this Week: 8

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 14

Indian Company Law

Indian Company Law

Covers company law in India. By Durga Rao.

http://indiancorporatelaws.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 8

    RBI guidelines & SARFAESI proceedings?

    RBI guidelines & SARFAESI proceedings?
    It is very clear that the Banks should follow RBI guidelines on Asset-Classification before classifying any loan account as ‘Non-performing Asset (NPA)’. There were judgments saying that it is mandatory for the Banks to follow RBI…
  • Feb 25

    SARFAESI Act & sorrows of Borrower?

    SARFAESI Act & sorrows of Borrower?
    There is every need for the Government to enable/assist the Banks in reducing their NPAs (Non-performing Assets) and it is beyond doubt that the Banks are now well assisted/equipped through the legal frame-work in recovering their dues. The…
  • Feb 25

    SARFAESI Act & sorrows of Borrower?

    SARFAESI Act & sorrows of Borrower?
    There is every need for the Government to enable/assist the Banks in reducing their NPAs (Non-performing Assets) and it is beyond doubt that the Banks are now well assisted/equipped through the legal frame-work in recovering their dues. The…
Rank this Week: 53

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 83

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
  • Feb 26

    Should Mutual Funds Invest in Startups?

    Should Mutual Funds Invest in Startups?
    Contrary to longstanding practice and to their reputation for investing in public companies, mutual funds, including some of the most prominent, are allocating portions of their portfolios to private venture-stage firms, including famous…
  • Feb 25

    Private Funds Year in Review and 2017 Outlook

    Private Funds Year in Review and 2017 Outlook
    In 2016, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) continued its regulatory focus on private funds. The SEC investigated and brought cases related to staple issues such as disclosure failures and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act…
  • Feb 24

    2015 Short- and Long-Term Incentive Design Criteria Among Top 200 S&P 500 Companie

    2015 Short- and Long-Term Incentive Design Criteria Among Top 200 S&P 500 Companie
    Over six years ago, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”) was signed into law. Implementation of this Act by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) continues to unfold…
Rank this Week: 95

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: 107

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Feb 23

    10 Tips for Lawyers Taking on Risk

    10 Tips for Lawyers Taking on Risk
    Dennis Garcia, Assistant General Counsel of Microsoft Corporation, give his perspective on what lawyers should consider when taking on risk: “Recent geopolitical developments have made our world increasingly unpredictable. More than…
  • Feb 22

    Working From Home Causes More Stre

    Working From Home Causes More Stre
    A recent study finds that working from home causes more stress – but does it carve out “working from home” in finger quotes which many find much more enjoyable? “You’d think that working from home... The post…
  • Feb 20

    Words To Avoid When You’re Negotiating A Salary

    Words To Avoid When You’re Negotiating A Salary
    Salary discussions are uncomfortable for many – in-house counsel included.  Before you start negotiating a salary, read on for tips from the author of Fearless Salary Negotiation: “You’re 96% sure that you’re…
Rank this Week: 111

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: 118

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/
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
  • Nov 27

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview
                      In large cities the world over, passengers have stopped reaching into the air to hail a cab and have begun reaching into their pockets for their smartphones.  Companies such…
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
Rank this Week: 144

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Feb 24

    A Conflicts Check Can Save You

    A Conflicts Check Can Save You
    A global law firm recently embarrassed itself by not doing a simple conflicts check. As Joe Patrice in his blog post for Above the Law explains, Dentons’ attorneys shot off a letter demanding a retraction from CNN for a story on…
  • Feb 22

    Caution! Sever a Joint Tenancy Before Conveying the Interest to a Third Party

    Caution! Sever a Joint Tenancy Before Conveying the Interest to a Third Party
    As a graduation present, your client purchases her son a home. Although the plan was for the son to live there alone, the client and her son take title as joint tenants. Years later, your client remarries and asks you to convey her interest…
  • Feb 17

    How to Prepare a Trial Outline

    How to Prepare a Trial Outline
    Heading to trial? Start your planning by preparing a trial outline. Here are the key things to include and a sample outline to give you an idea how it looks. The basics for any trial outline are: A list of all essential elements of the case.…
Rank this Week: 221

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/
  • Feb 26

    Terms and Conditions Hyperlink at Bottom of Page Not Conspicuous Enough to Be Binding on User

    Terms and Conditions Hyperlink at Bottom of Page Not Conspicuous Enough to Be Binding on User
    We have blogged about arbitration clauses in contracts lots of times before, including in the Internet context, and including in the diet pill context. Now a recent case out of Florida, Vitacost.com, Inc. v. McCants, No. 4D16-3384, adds to…
  • Feb 26

    Iowa Bill Proposal: To Get Faculty Position, Must Have Correct Political Affiliation

    Iowa Bill Proposal: To Get Faculty Position, Must Have Correct Political Affiliation
    Just when you think the political debacle in this country cannot get anymore grotesque, here's a recent proposal by Iowa State Senator March Chelgren: to counter the liberal slant at Iowa's three public universities, the job candidates'…
  • Feb 25

    Contract Law Meets Reality

    Contract Law Meets Reality
    From left: Rachel Arnow-Richman, Keith Rowley (Moderator), Eric Zacks, and Allen Kamp. This after-lunch panel deals with a variety of contract law issues in specific settings--hence "reality." Summaries follow, with the usual…
Rank this Week: 268

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Feb 22

    Can a California Note Be A Security?

    Can a California Note Be A Security?
    Debt instruments can be securities. Section 3(a)(10) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 explicitly includes “notes” in the definition of a security, but does not include loans. Federal law uses some variation of the factors…
  • Feb 21

    Can Compliance Be Cool?

    Can Compliance Be Cool?
    John Glenn passed away at the end of 2016. He was a Senator, an astronaut, and distinguished pilot in the World War II and the Korean War. The picture below struck me as one of ultimate cool. Mr. Glenn had just finished orbiting the Earth on…
  • Feb 18

    Weekend Reading: Black Edge

    Weekend Reading: Black Edge
    The 2009 arrest of Raj Rajaratnam of the Galleon Group was the start of a long trail of insider trading prosecutions that culminated in the prosecution of SAC Capital. The SEC had identified Steve Cohen as the worst of the insider…
Rank this Week: 265

Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

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

http://www.tiltingthescales.com/
  • Feb 21

    Employers: Don’t Get Trumped by Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

    Employers: Don’t Get Trumped by Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration
    Last week Emma Grant’s line cook and 25 other undocumented employees at her bar-b-que restaurant Emma Grant’s Bar-B-Que were working the lunch shift when it was raided by Immigration and Customs Enforcement personnel, apparently…
  • Feb 21

    Give Me the Ring Back! Written Promises Around Engagement

    Give Me the Ring Back! Written Promises Around Engagement
    On Valentine’s Day, Zack takes Kelly, his high school sweetheart who goes to a different college, to the Max for a romantic dinner.  At the end of the meal Zack says, “Kelly, I want us to promise each other that after college…
  • Jan 19

    Super Bowl Office Betting – Does it Cross the Line?

    Super Bowl Office Betting – Does it Cross the Line?
    Riding her beloved Packers late-game win against the Dallas Cowboys, Allfer Funn, owner of Con Genial, is polishing her cheese head hat and dusting off her Super Bowl Squares Pool from last year in anticipation of the Big Game in a couple of…
Rank this Week: 254

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/
  • Feb 20

    Actual Fraud is it Fraud to Receive Fraudulent Transfers?

    Actual Fraud is it Fraud to Receive Fraudulent Transfers?
    One issue that has come before the Supreme Court is what is actual fraud, and does actual fraud included fraudulent transfers.  Stated in another way, is it fraud to accept a fraudulent transfer.  For a long time the answer depended…
  • Feb 15

    Florida Estate Planning For Second Marriage

    Florida Estate Planning For Second Marriage
    In Florida it can be crucial to do Estate Planning For Second Marriage More and more Americans are getting remarried which is causing estate planning to become more complex.  People are living much longer than in the past, which means…
  • Feb 3

    The Importance of a Durable Power of Attorney

    The Importance of a Durable Power of Attorney
    A Durable Power of Attorney is an important document, but sometimes having one can cause problems. A recent Florida court ruling scored a major win in the fight against elder abuse. The case established that a health care proxy does not have…
Rank this Week: 243

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/
  • Feb 19

    Military Generals and Boards of Director

    Military Generals and Boards of Director
    The National Association of Corporate Directors is hosting a seminar later this week for retired, or nearly retired, generals in the U.S. armed services who aspire to be on a board of directors. The goal of the two-day…
  • Feb 8

    Chancery Addresses Indemnification for Affirmative Claims of Director

    Chancery Addresses Indemnification for Affirmative Claims of Director
    The Delaware Court of Chancery recently addressed an issue of importance to directors of companies as well as those interested in corporate litigation. In the case of Dore v. Sweports, Ltd., C.A. No. 10513-VCL (Del. Ch. Jan. 31, 2017),…
  • Feb 8

    Can Delaware Be Dethroned?

    Can Delaware Be Dethroned?
    A symposium at UCLA Law School on Feb. 17 and 18 will bring together corporate law professors and corporate litigation practitioners from around the country to address the perennial issue regarding whether Delaware can maintain its…
Rank this Week: 281

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/
  • Feb 26

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Feb. 26, 2017)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Feb. 26, 2017)
    "May...adamant...government should be more active in vetting proposed foreign acquisitions of UK companies" https://t.co/E0lqU7bWax #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) February 20, 2017 "Stocks and bonds are at war over…
  • Feb 26

    Business Law Professor Jobs List is Updated

    Business Law Professor Jobs List is Updated
    I have updated my business law professor jobs list here. While many of the schools on this list, which was originally posted this past summer, have likely now filled those positions, there are a few new postions posted in the...
  • Feb 25

    Mardi Gras!

    Mardi Gras!
    It's Mardi Gras season here in NOLA, so I'm afraid I've been a little distracted. It's hard to concentrate when this is what's going on a block away .... So, for this Saturday, I offer you a game: The Unicorn...
Rank this Week: 345

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Feb 26

    Video of the "Can Delaware be Dethroned?" Conference

    Video of the "Can Delaware be Dethroned?" Conference
    The Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy and the UCLA School of Law recently sponsored a conference entitled Can Delaware Be Dethroned? Evaluating Delaware’s Dominance of Corporate... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Feb 25

    Château Lynch-Bages (Pauiliac) 2002

    Château Lynch-Bages (Pauiliac) 2002
    Disappointing even considering the vintage. Generic and anonymous dark fruit. Modest tannins. Lacks grip and complexity. No faults but nothing to write home about. Grade: 79 [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links,…
  • Feb 24

    Ridge Monte Bello (Santa Cruz Mountains) 1997

    Ridge Monte Bello (Santa Cruz Mountains) 1997
    As this is the last weekend before Lent, we pushed the boat right out. Butter basted Wagyu beef ribeye steaks and Three Cheese Hasselback Potatoes. If you looked up decadence in the dictionary, it... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 511

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Feb 26

    Canadian Securities Class Action Litigation: On the Rebound?

    Canadian Securities Class Action Litigation: On the Rebound?
    As I have previously detailed (here), 2016 was a record year for securities class action litigation in the U.S. The number of class action lawsuits filed in Canada more than doubled in 2016 compared to the year before, but the filing pace…
  • Feb 23

    Tasmania, Baby. (Seriously. Tasmania.)

    Tasmania, Baby. (Seriously. Tasmania.)
    Tasmania. Ten thousand miles away and about as far away from home as you can get. Tasmania — an island state off the southeastern coast of Australia and about an hour’s plane flight from Melbourne. Its capital city, Hobart, is…
  • Feb 22

    Guest Post: How Not to Write a Class Action “Reform” Bill

    Guest Post: How Not to Write a Class Action “Reform” Bill
    On February 10, 2017, as I noted in a recent post, Rep. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia introduced a bill in Congress seeking to introduce a number of reforms to class action litigation. In the following guest post, Columbia Law School Professor…
Rank this Week: 382

Tennessee Business Litigation…

Tennessee Business Litigation Lawyers Blog

Covers business and insurance litigation. By Pepper Law, PLC.

http://www.nashvillebusinesslitigationlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 363

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/
Rank this Week: 548

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Feb 22

    Supreme Court takes up UCL standing case: Goonewardene v. ADP

    Supreme Court takes up UCL standing case: Goonewardene v. ADP
    Last week, on February 15, 2016, the Supreme Court granted review in Goonewardene v. ADP, No. S238941. In this case, the Court of Appeal affirmed dismissal of the plaintiff's UCL and FAL claims for lack of standing, but allowed several...
  • Feb 8

    Could Nordstrom invoke the UCL over a Trump tweet?

    Could Nordstrom invoke the UCL over a Trump tweet?
    I was asked this question today by a Politico reporter, and was subsequently quoted in his article, "Trump blasts Nordstrom for dropping Ivanka's clothing line." Although I have other serious concerns about this type of tweet by a…
  • Feb 6

    Ninth Circuit considers CLRA attorneys' fees: Gonzales v. CarMax Auto Superstores, LLC

    Ninth Circuit considers CLRA attorneys' fees: Gonzales v. CarMax Auto Superstores, LLC
    Back in October, I reported on an opinion in which the Ninth Circuit determined that the defendant had violated the CLRA and directed that summary judgment be entered in the plaintiff's favor on the CLRA claim. Gonzales v. CarMax Auto...
Rank this Week: 425

In-house Access

In-house Access

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

http://www.inhouseaccess.com/
  • Feb 21

    Teams, Superchickens & Saturday Night Live: Part 2

    Teams, Superchickens & Saturday Night Live: Part 2
    Guest blogger: Stephen Roth is vice president & general counsel of Jewelry Television, a national jewelry retailer. The views in this post are his and do not reflect the views of the ACC or Jewelry Television. He is also vice-chair of the…
  • Feb 14

    Teams, Superchickens, and Saturday Night Live: Part 1

    Teams, Superchickens, and Saturday Night Live: Part 1
    Guest blogger: Stephen Roth is vice president & general counsel of Jewelry Television, a national jewelry retailer. The views in this post are his and do not reflect the views of the ACC or Jewelry Television. He is also vice-chair of the…
  • Feb 1

    ACC Chief Legal Officers 2017 Survey Finds GCs Advise on New Business Risks, Duty of Care in Time of Geopolitical Change

    ACC Chief Legal Officers 2017 Survey Finds GCs Advise on New Business Risks, Duty of Care in Time of Geopolitical Change
    More than one-in-three chief legal officers (CLOs) and general counsel (GCs) say their companies adjusted plans to enter new markets following geopolitical events in the last year, and nearly half said they plan to terminate a law firm for…
Rank this Week: 515

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Feb 3

    Kurt Lash & Alan Gura, "Does the Fourteenth Amendment Protect Unenumerated Rights?"

    Kurt Lash & Alan Gura, "Does the Fourteenth Amendment Protect Unenumerated Rights?"
    Professor Lash graduated from Yale Law School and served as law clerk to the Honorable Robert R. Beezer of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Afterward, he joined the University of Illinois from Loyola Law School Los…
  • Jan 26

    William H. J. Hubbard, "Empirical Study of the Supreme Court of India"

    William H. J. Hubbard, "Empirical Study of the Supreme Court of India"
    "A Different Kind of Supreme Court? Empirical Study of the Supreme Court of India" Part of Chicago's intellectual tradition is a willingness to take nothing for granted. Comparative study of legal institutions often reveals to us exactly how…
  • Jan 5

    Saul Levmore, "Carrots and Sticks in Law (and Life)"

    Saul Levmore, "Carrots and Sticks in Law (and Life)"
    One of the great Chicago Ideas is the equivalence of positive and negative incentives. The government can motivate you by rewarding some behavior or by penalizing your failure to behave in the preferred manner. Private parties rarely have the…
Rank this Week: 349

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/
  • Feb 3

    Charles and Margaret Levin Family Limited Partnership v. Greenberg Family Limited Partnership (Cir. Ct. Mont. Cnty)

    Charles and Margaret Levin Family Limited Partnership v. Greenberg Family Limited Partnership (Cir. Ct. Mont. Cnty)
    Filed:  December 27, 2016Opinion by:  Ronald B. RubinHolding:  Judicial dissolution is an inappropriate remedy for deadlock over the identity of a managing member of an LLC where an LLC’s members have (1) a reasonable…
  • Jan 31

    Stewart v. Jayco, Inc. (U.S.D.C.)

    Stewart v. Jayco, Inc. (U.S.D.C.)
    Filed: January 18, 2017Opinion by: Ellen L. Hollander, United States District JudgeHolding:In finding that no personal jurisdiction exists, the Court follows Maryland Court of Appeals precedent, applying a two-part test: (1) whether the…
  • Jan 30

    Oliveira v. Sugarman (Ct. of Appeals)

    Oliveira v. Sugarman (Ct. of Appeals)
    Filed: January 20, 2017Opinion by J. Adkins Holding:  (1) The traditional business judgment rule applies to a disinterested and independent board of directors' refusal of a stockholder litigation demand, not the modified business…
Rank this Week: 540

Autolaw

Autolaw

Covers issues and legal challenges facing California auto dealers. By Chris Bruni.

http://autolaw.typepad.com/autolaw/
  • Dec 29

    Take Home Exposure, Finally?

    Take Home Exposure, Finally?
    Earlier this month the California Supreme Court finally ruled on the status of "Take Home" exposure cases. The Court consolidated two conflicting appellate court decisions, Haver v BNSF Railways, and Kesner v Pneumo Abex for oral argument and…
  • Oct 31

    Make Me an Offer

    Make Me an Offer
    Last week an interesting case was handed down by the California Court of Appeal, Fourth District in San Diego. The case involved a claim for attorney fees under the Song-Beverly Act (aka "The Lemon Law"). See, Nancy Goglin v BMW...
  • Sep 30

    Park to Reverse

    Park to Reverse
    The Family of the late Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin filed a wrongful death lawsuit last month against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV. The popular Star Trek actor was killed in June of this year when his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee...
Rank this Week: 377

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers business litigation, real estate, and equine law. By Adina T. Stern.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 10

    Is it Legal? Listing a Property on Airbnb or VRBO in California

    Is it Legal? Listing a Property on Airbnb or VRBO in California
    All too often new ideas get ahead of the law. Airbnb and VRBO are examples of just such a situation. Real estate lawyers are being inundated with calls from landlords who are receiving citations from their cities, fines from their…
  • Feb 10

    Is it Legal? Listing a Property on Airbnb or VRBO in California

    Is it Legal? Listing a Property on Airbnb or VRBO in California
    All too often new ideas get ahead of the law. Airbnb and VRBO are examples of just such a situation. Real estate lawyers are being inundated with calls from landlords who are receiving citations from their cities, fines from their…
  • Feb 10

    What You Should Know About Airbnb and VRBO

    What You Should Know About Airbnb and VRBO
    All too often new ideas get ahead of the law. Airbnb and VRBO are examples of just such a situation. Real estate lawyers are being inundated with calls from landlords who are receiving citations from their cities, fines from their…
Rank this Week: 467

Class Action Defense Blog

Class Action Defense Blog

Covers CAFA, class certification, employment law, FCRA, FDCPA and multidistrict litigation. By Michael Hassen of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://classactiondefense.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 407

Our Thoughts

Our Thoughts

Covers busines law, litigation, risk management and estate planning. By Minor Bell Neal.

http://www.mbnlaw.com/our-thoughts/
  • Aug 22

    How Hard is it to Get a Mortgage?

    How Hard is it to Get a Mortgage?
    Is it really that hard? Yes. And no. And mostly yes again. And maybe it should be. And since January 10 when the CFPB’s Qualified Mortgage rule took effect, it is definitely harder. So yes.  But it is complicated.  See the…
  • Aug 20

    Oops! I Bought the Wrong Property

    Oops! I Bought the Wrong Property
    A Marin County, California, real estate broker was thrilled when he ended up as the winning bidder at a tax sale auction.  The Californian handed over a check for $150,000 to the Tax Commission and later learned that he had purchased a…
  • Nov 22

    Final Closing Disclosure Rule released by CFPB

    Final Closing Disclosure Rule released by CFPB
    Earlier this week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published its final rule concerning the creation of Integrated Mortgage Disclosures, which combine the disclosures consumers receive under the Truth-in-Lending Act (TILA)…
Rank this Week: 358

NJ Business Law Blog

NJ Business Law Blog

Covers legal developments in New Jersey business law. By Nissenbaum Law Group, LLC.

http://www.njbusinesslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 418

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: 395

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers class action litigation, fraud, consumer law and shareholder disputes. By DiTommaso Lubin.

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 26

    Restoration

    Restoration
    California-based home furnishings retailer Restoration Hardware is accusing two former executives of helping competitor Crate & Barrel steal its successful in-store food and beverage concept. In a trade secrets lawsuit filed in San…
  • Feb 24

    L’Oreal Taken To Court on Patent and Trade Secret Theft Claim

    L’Oreal Taken To Court on Patent and Trade Secret Theft Claim
    It's not hard to see the value in a product that allows people to keep their hair healthy in any color they want. It provides a new benefit to existing customers, while simultaneously enticing new customers who may want to dye their hair, but…
  • Feb 21

    BMO Enjoins Financial Adviser From Working for a Competor — Our Chicago Non-Compete Lawyers Can Assist You

    BMO Enjoins Financial Adviser From Working for a Competor — Our Chicago Non-Compete Lawyers Can Assist You
    In granting injunctive relief to BMO, the district court agreed with BMO that strong electronic evidence existed that Elizabeth had received and consented to the nonsolicitation and confidentiality terms and that she breached them.…
Rank this Week: 1132

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 25

    Abolition of the Foreign Investment Promotion Board

    Abolition of the Foreign Investment Promotion Board
    The economic liberalization that began in India in 1991 brought with it a substantial increase in foreign direct investment (FDI) since then. Those involved in, or following, these developments, since the 1990s will remember the rather…
  • Feb 23

    Supreme Court Reinforces Sanctity of a Takeover Offer

    Supreme Court Reinforces Sanctity of a Takeover Offer
    In what circumstances can a takeover offer, once made, be withdrawn? This issue has occupied the attention of the Supreme Court in two previous cases, Nirma Industries v.Securities and Exchange Board of India and Securities and Exchange Board…
  • Feb 21

    SEBI accuses statutory auditors for fraud, etc.

    SEBI accuses statutory auditors for fraud, etc.
    SEBI has passed an interim order against various persons which also doubles up as a show cause notice (“SCN”) on the erstwhile statutory auditors (“the Auditors”) of a listed company. The Auditors are asked to show…
Rank this Week: 944

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Covers news about and opinions issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the sixth Circuit with an emphasis on business cases. By Squire Sanders.

http://www.sixthcircuitappellateblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    The Sixth Circuit Weighs in on the Phrase “Applicable Nonbankruptcy Law” Under the Bankruptcy Code

    The Sixth Circuit Weighs in on the Phrase “Applicable Nonbankruptcy Law” Under the Bankruptcy Code
    In Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County v. Hildebrand, the Sixth Circuit explains how to read the phrase “applicable nonbankruptcy law” as used in the Bankruptcy Code.  The chapter 13 individual…
  • Feb 21

    Sixth Circuit Rejects Commissioner’s Claim that Taxpayers Aren’t Allowed to Avoid Roth IRA Limit

    Sixth Circuit Rejects Commissioner’s Claim that Taxpayers Aren’t Allowed to Avoid Roth IRA Limit
    In Summa Holdings, Inc. v. Comm’r of Internal Revenue, a unanimous panel reversed the judgment of a United States Tax Court and rejected the Tax Commissioner’s attempt to reclassify a series of transactions which had originally…
  • Feb 11

    Sixth Circuit Labor Case

    Sixth Circuit Labor Case
    Labor law and regulation has recently been a contentious topic of litigation and policymaking. That promises to continue through 2017, and we expect the Sixth Circuit to issue important decisions in this area. The Trump administration has…
Rank this Week: 926

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Feb 24

    RD Legal Funding Accused of Scamming 9/11 Responders, Former NFL Player

    RD Legal Funding Accused of Scamming 9/11 Responders, Former NFL Player
    It’s not unusual for litigation to require months or years before settlement. Even then, it does not necessarily follow that anyone will receive timely compensation. That is where companies like RD Legal Funding step in. RD Legal…
  • Feb 17

    Worker’s Medical Marijuana To Be Covered By Worker’s Compensation Insurance

    Worker’s Medical Marijuana To Be Covered By Worker’s Compensation Insurance
    A December 2016 decision reached by an Administrative Law Judge in New Jersey may have implications for employers in other states where medical marijuana is legal. With the current trend toward legalization of marijuana, it’s only…
  • Feb 9

    Judge Denies Walmart Drivers Another $80 Million in Wage Lawsuit

    Judge Denies Walmart Drivers Another $80 Million in Wage Lawsuit
    U.S. District Judge Susan Illston has ruled that Walmart truck drivers are not entitled to an additional $80 million in a class action lawsuit settlement. The complaint was filed in 2008 with hundreds of California truck drivers claiming that…
Rank this Week: 1191

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    Bridging the Gap Between the Federal Courts and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

    Bridging the Gap Between the Federal Courts and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
    Boston University Journal of Science and Technology Law Symposium Sorry, guys, I did not follow the patent panels.Panel III: Trademarks Rebecca Tushnet, Fixing Incontestability: The Next FrontierIncontestability is a nearly unique feature of…
  • Feb 24

    Blast from the past: pleading falsity based on scientific claim

    Blast from the past: pleading falsity based on scientific claim
    Biolase, Inc. v. Fotona Proizvodnja Optoelektronskih Naprav D. D., No. CV 14-0248, 2014 WL 12579802 (C.D. Cal. Jun. 4, 2014) A rare case applying the Second Circuit's ONY case and perhaps suggesting why that case wasn’t a…
  • Feb 24

    Craigslist credit scam by affiliate leads to FTC action

    Craigslist credit scam by affiliate leads to FTC action
    Federal Trade Commission v. Credit Bureau Center, LLC, 2017 WL 680344, No. 17 C 194 (N.D. Ill. Feb. 21, 2017)I think Eric Goldman will see a §230 issue here. The FTC sued CBC, Michael Brown, Danny Pierce, and Andrew Lloyd seeking a…
Rank this Week: 677

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business, immigration and real estate law. By Stok Folk + Kon, P.A.

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 998

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business transactions, start-ups, and mergers. By Structure Law Group, LLP.

http://www.sanjosebusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    What A Start-Up Should Look For In An Investor

    What A Start-Up Should Look For In An Investor
    A start-up or entrepreneur looking to raise capital is willing to do almost anything to accept capital from an investor. As a corporate and business law attorney, experience with more successful clients has led to some observations about…
  • Feb 17

    Drafting Website Terms of Use – Part I

    Drafting Website Terms of Use – Part I
    The Terms of Use for a website is critical to maintaining control of how users access and use the information on the website, and in limiting liability for unapproved uses. Regardless of whether users actually read the Terms of Use –…
  • Feb 10

    Should I Invest In A Resale Franchise?

    Should I Invest In A Resale Franchise?
    Starting a business is a difficult endeavor. While many people want the opportunity to start their own business, the time and commitment required to establish, develop, and grow a successful business are not for every potential entrepreneur.…
Rank this Week: 779

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    Grand Opening: Rock Candy Provides Coworking Opportunity in Lititz

    Grand Opening: Rock Candy Provides Coworking Opportunity in Lititz
    Coworking has officially come to Lititz. Last night, Rock Candy held its launch party at its location at Pod # 2 in Rock Lititz, which is a 250,000 square foot shared work space. Rock Candy is a collaboration between Anne Kirby (of The Candy…
  • Feb 15

    Employment Law Update: Court Holds Internet-Based Noncompetition Agreement Enforceable

    Employment Law Update: Court Holds Internet-Based Noncompetition Agreement Enforceable
    Imagine this scenario: you’re excited about your new job with a large payroll processing company, and as a part of the employment offer, you’re directed to a company website that contains the terms of a stock award program. You…
  • Feb 10

    The Law According to Planet Money

    The Law According to Planet Money
    It’s no secret that I’m an avid podcast listener – I’ve previously covered Podcasts and the Law on this blog and if you follow me on Twitter, approximately one in three tweets…
Rank this Week: 892

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Covers government contract issues including contract formation, strategies, bid protests and contract interpretation. By Crowell Moring.

http://www.governmentcontractslegalforum.com/
  • Feb 24

    DOJ Issues New Guidance on the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Program

    DOJ Issues New Guidance on the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Program
    On February 8, 2017, the Department of Justice Fraud Section posted a new guidance document on its website entitled, “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs”  (“Compliance Guidance”).  This Compliance…
  • Feb 22

    Valentine’s Day Disappointment for FCA Practitioners Hoping for a Ruling on Stat Sampling

    Valentine’s Day Disappointment for FCA Practitioners Hoping for a Ruling on Stat Sampling
    On February 14, the Fourth Circuit issued an opinion in United States ex rel. Michaels v. Agape Senior Cmty. Inc. addressing only the first of the two issues that the district court had certified for interlocutory appeal: (1) whether the…
  • Feb 17

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without
    Crowell & Moring’s “Fastest 5 Minutes” is a biweekly podcast that provides a brief summary of significant government contracts legal and regulatory developments that no government contracts lawyer or executive should be…
Rank this Week: 730

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

Covers mergers & acquisitions. From editor Broc Romanek, who is also editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net.

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Feb 24

    John Tales: The First Dozen

    John Tales: The First Dozen
    Here are the first dozen stories that have run in my new “John Tales Blog”: 1. “Strategic Sandbagging – Let the Buyer Beware” 2. “Disclaimers & Limits on Claims Outside the Contract” 3.…
  • Feb 23

    Activism: Wachtell on Hedge Funds & Other Activist

    Activism: Wachtell on Hedge Funds & Other Activist
    Wachtell Lipton recently published its annual memo on dealing with hedge funds & other activists. Although assets managed by activist hedge funds declined somewhat in 2016, there are still more than 100 hedge funds currently engaged…
  • Feb 22

    Doing the Right Thing: M&A & The Limits of Contract Right

    Doing the Right Thing: M&A & The Limits of Contract Right
    This article from Prof. Lawrence Cunningham makes a point that most M&A lawyers probably would agree with – there are often very important parts of a business deal that can’t be completely reduced to…
Rank this Week: 845

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/
  • Feb 24

    Officers And The Business Judgment Rule

    Officers And The Business Judgment Rule
    Last weekend, I attended a symposium at the UCLA School of Law entitled “Can Delaware Be Dethroned? Evaluating Delaware’s Dominance of Corporate Law”.  The event, organized by ever erudite Professor Stephen…
  • Feb 23

    Court Finds Promissory Notes Are Not Securitie

    Court Finds Promissory Notes Are Not Securitie
    Yesterday’s post concerned the Court of Appeal’s decision in People v. Black, 2017 Cal. App. LEXIS 130 (Cal. App. 6th Dist. Feb. 16, 2017).  The case involved the criminal prosecution of an individual for making false…
  • Feb 22

    Silver Hills Doesn’t Mute Howey

    Silver Hills Doesn’t Mute Howey
    Anyone who has studied securities regulation since 1946 should be familiar with the U.S. Supreme Court’s definition of a “security” as enunciated by Justice Frank Murphy in S.E.C. v. Howey Co., 328 U.S. 293…
Rank this Week: 844

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

Provides news, updates and insights for financial services employers. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
  • Feb 23

    D.C. Mayor Signs Ban on Most Employment Credit Inquirie

    D.C. Mayor Signs Ban on Most Employment Credit Inquirie
    Our colleagues Brian W. Steinbach and Judah L. Rosenblatt, at Epstein Becker Green, have a post on the Heath Employment and Labor blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the financial services industry:…
  • Feb 2

    New DOL FAQs Provide Additional Guidance (and Comfort) for Plan Sponsor

    New DOL FAQs Provide Additional Guidance (and Comfort) for Plan Sponsor
    Based on recent guidance from the Department of Labor (the “DOL”), many sponsors of employee benefit plans subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (“ERISA Plans”) should have…
  • Jan 24

    Five Issues Financial Services Employers Should Monitor Under the Trump Administration

    Five Issues Financial Services Employers Should Monitor Under the Trump Administration
    In the new issue of Take 5, our colleagues examine five employment, labor, and workforce management issues that will continue to be reviewed and remain top of mind for employers under the Trump administration: Change in Labor Landscape Is Not…
Rank this Week: 1225

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/
  • Feb 22

    Hundreds of Churches Appear to Receive Exemption Determinations Using Form 1023-EZ

    Hundreds of Churches Appear to Receive Exemption Determinations Using Form 1023-EZ
    Today, the IRS released complete publicly available data on the over 105,000 organizations that were approved for tax-exemption using the streamlined application process, Form 1023-EZ from its inception in July 2014 through December 2016.…
  • Feb 8

    Articles Relating to Repealing the Johnson Amendment

    Articles Relating to Repealing the Johnson Amendment
    Plenty of articles regarding whether to repeal or relax the Johnson Amendment. Here is a sample: Chronicle of Philanthropy: Doug White, “Mr. Trump, Let’s End the Hypocrisy and Deny Tax Breaks to Churches" Tax Prof Blog: collecting…
  • Feb 6

    Is the Emporer Naked? Non-Enforcement of Tax-Exempt Organization Law

    Is the Emporer Naked? Non-Enforcement of Tax-Exempt Organization Law
    In this post on the Surly Subgroup, Prof. Lloyd Mayer discusses the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of the IRS as a regulator of the nonprofit sector. Here is the opening paragraph: The Donald J. Trump Foundation admits to illegal…
Rank this Week: 1007

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

Covers business valuation and divorce litigation. By Brian C. Vertz.

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • Feb 21

    Pittsburgh Divorce Lawyer Candice Komar Appears on PCNC ‘NightTalk’

    Pittsburgh Divorce Lawyer Candice Komar Appears on PCNC ‘NightTalk’
    Downtown Pittsburgh divorce lawyer Candice L. Komar, founding partner of Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC, joined “NightTalk” for its weekly happy hour segment Friday, February 17, at 8 p.m. to discuss recent news…
  • Feb 20

    Pollock Begg Family Law Attorneys, Staff Volunteer at Rainbow Kitchen

    Pollock Begg Family Law Attorneys, Staff Volunteer at Rainbow Kitchen
    A group of lawyers and staff from our downtown Pittsburgh family law firm volunteered at the Rainbow Kitchen in Homestead this past weekend preparing meals, cleaning dishes and offering smiles and support. According to the US Census Bureau, 1…
  • Feb 13

    Pennsylvania Child Support Guidelines Are Revised – February 2017

    Pennsylvania Child Support Guidelines Are Revised – February 2017
    Parents who are receiving child support in Pennsylvania might get a small raise in 2017 — if they negotiate or go to court under the new Pennsylvania child support guidelines, effective May 1, 2017.  To find if you might might be…
Rank this Week: 915

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers business-related legal current events and topics in areas including: litigation, labor law, creditors' remedies, real estate law, mediation and arbitration, construction law, intellectual property, and more.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Feb 21

    The Fair Housing Act Meets Senior Living: Condo Exemptions and the 55+ Population

    The Fair Housing Act Meets Senior Living: Condo Exemptions and the 55+ Population
    Imagine this:  A client calls you.  She is semi-retired or thinking about retiring.  She is considering buying into an “adult living” community. Your client wants to downsize for her retirement years and is very…
  • Feb 14

    Protecting your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work

    Protecting your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work
    I cannot tell you how many times this has happened: The phone rings…it is a board member frantically telling me a story that starts out…we were referred to a company that (pick one): my brother in law swears by; another…
  • Feb 7

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine
    Last month, President Obama and Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced their final ruling regarding overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Final Ruling: Extend Overtime Pay Protections The Overtime Final Rule…
Rank this Week: 1107