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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
  • Aug 27

    Recovery and Resolution: Uneven Bars for CCPs and Bank

    Recovery and Resolution: Uneven Bars for CCPs and Bank
    The CFTC last month issued extensive new recovery and resolution planning guidance (CFTC Guidance) for central counterparty clearinghouses (CCPs). While banks and insurance companies have recently received some relief with respect to their…
  • Aug 26

    The 2016 Proxy Season: Proxy Access Proposal

    The 2016 Proxy Season: Proxy Access Proposal
    For the second year in a row, the most prevalent governance-related shareholder proposals in 2016 were those that sought to implement proxy access, a mechanism allowing shareholders to nominate directors and have those nominees listed in the…
  • Aug 26

    Capitalizing on Capitol Hill: Informed Trading by Hedge Fund Manager

    Capitalizing on Capitol Hill: Informed Trading by Hedge Fund Manager
    Governments play an increasingly prominent role in influencing firms and stock prices. According to a Duke University/CFO Magazine Business Outlook Survey in 2013, federal government policies rank second only to consumer demand among the top…
Rank this Week: 55

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/
  • Aug 27

    Free Speech, Securities Regulation, and Exxon (plus a video about Business Associations)

    Free Speech, Securities Regulation, and Exxon (plus a video about Business Associations)
    I’ve been fascinated by the efforts of various state attorneys general to investigate Exxon for securities fraud on the ground that its climate change denial misleads investors about the risks of investing in the company. Exxon has filed a…
  • Aug 26

    Better Meetings, Better Teaching

    Better Meetings, Better Teaching
    During the past few days, I have participated in a lot of meetings. This has led to some thinking on what makes a good meeting. To me, a useful meeting is one that accomplishes things that could not be handled...
  • Aug 25

    Reflections on the First Two Weeks of School

    Reflections on the First Two Weeks of School
    I’m now in my third year of teaching on the tenure track after two years of a VAP. I still consider myself a newbie because despite over twenty years of practice experience, teaching is a whole different ball game. This...
Rank this Week: 275

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/
  • Aug 27

    G.E., the 124-Year-Old Software Start-Up

    G.E., the 124-Year-Old Software Start-Up
    The industrial giant is investing big in an effort to adopt the nimble habits and digital wizardry of Silicon Valley. And, its C.E.O. says, there is no Plan B.
  • Aug 26

    Another Fight in the Redstone Family Feud Is Defused

    Another Fight in the Redstone Family Feud Is Defused
    Sumner M. Redstone has agreed to meet with his granddaughter, who joined a lawsuit against him, another step toward ending a persistent family feud.
  • Aug 26

    Abbott’s No Good, Very Bad M&A Week

    Abbott’s No Good, Very Bad M&A Week
    Abbott is acquiring Alere, which makes medical tests, and St. Jude Medical, which makes cardiovascular devices. The deals have been hampered by inquiries into sales practices and concerns over some devices being vulnerable to cyberattacks.
Rank this Week: 7

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 57

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/
  • Aug 26

    North Valley GI Medical Group v. Prudential Investments LLC (Maryland U.S.D.C.)

    North Valley GI Medical Group v. Prudential Investments LLC (Maryland U.S.D.C.)
    Filed: August 23, 2016Opinion by: James K. BredarHolding:  In a claim alleging breach of fiduciary duty under section 36(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, with respect to the receipt of compensation for services by the investment…
  • Aug 23

    Commissioner of Financial Regulation v. Brown, Brown & Brown, P.C., et al. (Ct. of Appeals)

    Commissioner of Financial Regulation v. Brown, Brown & Brown, P.C., et al. (Ct. of Appeals)
    Filed: August 19, 2016Opinion by: J. McDonaldHolding: A Virginia-based law firm and its managing partner were not covered by the attorney exemption to the Maryland Credit Services Business Act (“MCSBA”), which regulates the…
  • Jul 20

    CSE Mortgage LLC v. Suryan (Cir. Ct. Mont. Cnty.)

    CSE Mortgage LLC v. Suryan (Cir. Ct. Mont. Cnty.)
    Filed:  April 21, 2016Opinion by:  Ronald B. RubinHoldings:  (1) Sole managing member of a special purpose entity can establish privity through control of litigation sufficient to prevent escape from application of doctrines of…
Rank this Week: 738

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

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

    Contracting out of Fiduciary Duties: The Case of Corporate Opportunitie

    Contracting out of Fiduciary Duties: The Case of Corporate Opportunitie
    There's a very important new paper out by Rauterberg and Talley, which reports: For centuries, the duty of loyalty has been the hallowed centerpiece of fiduciary obligation, widely considered one of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Aug 26

    Sec Reg News: Conflict Mineral Disclosure is Costly and Ineffective

    Sec Reg News: Conflict Mineral Disclosure is Costly and Ineffective
    Buried in the gargantuan mess that was the Dodd-Frank act was a requirement which, as the SEC explains: ... directs the Commission to issue rules requiring certain companies to disclose their use of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Aug 24

    Corporate law is public interest law

    Corporate law is public interest law
    There's been a lot of griping at Harvard Law School recently about political correctness, multiculturalism, and the usual left-liberal causes. Now Harvard Magazine notes that some are trying to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 72

ACA Review

ACA Review

Covers labor and employment, tax, employee benefits and healthcare law issues associated with the Affordable Care Act. By Balch & Bingham LLP.

http://www.acareview.com/
  • Aug 26

    Draft IRS Publication 5164 (Early Look) for Processing Year 2017

    Draft IRS Publication 5164 (Early Look) for Processing Year 2017
    If your EIN will have 250 or more full-time employees in 2016 (counting each person who was full-time in any month) you’ll need next year to file your 2016 ACA Information Returns – Forms 1094-B and 1095-B or Forms 1094-C and…
  • Aug 23

    2016 Draft Instructions For 1094-B and 1095-B

    2016 Draft Instructions For 1094-B and 1095-B
    Last week, the IRS released draft 2016 instructions for the 1094-B and 1095-B (the “B” Forms).  The release of the draft instructions is just weeks after the IRS released the draft instructions for the 1094-C and 1095-C…
  • Aug 9

    2016 Draft Forms 1094-C and 1095-C and Instructions: What’s New, Page-by-Page

    2016 Draft Forms 1094-C and 1095-C and Instructions: What’s New, Page-by-Page
    In the ACA realm, change is the only constant, so don’t take this to the bank.  We’re telling you what we see for the first time, on a first reading of the draft 2016 Forms and Instructions that the IRS has released since…
Rank this Week: 2959

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/
  • Aug 26

    Trade Secrets In California

    Trade Secrets In California
    Businesses must endeavor to guard their trade secrets jealously. Failure to do so can wreak havoc upon development and growth. It will also give competitors a leg-up in the marketplace. Knowing and understanding California's trade secret law…
  • Aug 19

    Should You Take Your Contract Dispute To Court?

    Should You Take Your Contract Dispute To Court?
    Whenever you believe the other party has breached its agreement with you, these and all other provisions of the agreement must be carefully evaluated before embarking on a particular course of action.
  • Aug 12

    Reviewing Your Commercial Lease

    Reviewing Your Commercial Lease
    While many business owners choose to own their building, many others do not have means to do so, or may not want to commit to one location long-term. For these reasons and more, many business owners lease their commercial spaces. For any type…
Rank this Week: 3378

Austin Business Lawyer

Austin Business Lawyer

Commentary and information regarding the laws and regulations applicable to individuals, corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies (LLCs). By Gary L. Britt.

http://www.austinbusinesslawyer.info
  • Aug 26

    KKK Grand Dragon Endorsed Hillary Clinton In March; Hillary Also Accepted $20,000 Contribution From KKK

    KKK Grand Dragon Endorsed Hillary Clinton In March; Hillary Also Accepted $20,000 Contribution From KKK
    From Gateway Pundit Blog:This interview took place after a KKK rally in California in March.Reporter To KKK Grand Dragon: Who do you like for president, sir.Will Quigg (KKK Grand Dragon): Hillary Clinton. Reporter: Do you think whites are…
  • Aug 26

    IRS Help For Taxpayers Who Fail To Follow IRA and Retirement Plan Rollover 60-Day Rule

    IRS Help For Taxpayers Who Fail To Follow IRA and Retirement Plan Rollover 60-Day Rule
    The Internal Revenue Service has provided a self-certification procedure designed to help recipients of retirement plan distributions who inadvertently miss the 60-day time limit for rollovers into another retirement plan or individual…
  • Aug 5

    Kihzr Khan Says Hillary Is Allah's Candidate

    Kihzr Khan Says Hillary Is Allah's Candidate
    Kihzr Khan, the sharia law promoting Hillary supporter who spoke at DNC convention, went on Pakistan TV to declare that Allah wants Hillary to win the election   Get that?  Hillary Clinton is Allah's choice.So if you are…
Rank this Week: 2687

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/
  • Aug 26

    Ryan Lochte and Morals Clause

    Ryan Lochte and Morals Clause
    I have witnessed with interest the evolving story of what exactly happened in Rio involving Ryan Lochte the morning of August 14. Initially Lochte claimed he had been robbed at gunpoint. I later heard through the gossip mill that that...
  • Aug 25

    Rent-to-Own Contracts: Caveat Emptor or Unconscionable Behavior?

    Rent-to-Own Contracts: Caveat Emptor or Unconscionable Behavior?
    The New York Times reports here (paid access) on the increasing use of so-called “rent-to-own” housing contracts. Under these contracts, companies from big Wall Street giants to a slew of small landlords hoping to strike it rich lend or,…
  • Aug 25

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (August 25, 2016)

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (August 25, 2016)
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 206 The Mystery of Mutual Insurers in Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance Tom Baker and Rick Swedloff University of Pennsylvania Law School and…
Rank this Week: 337

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

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

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 745

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Aug 26

    The impact of the market transparency unit for fuels on gasoline prices in Germany

    The impact of the market transparency unit for fuels on gasoline prices in Germany
    Ralf Dewenter, Ulrich Heimeshoff, and Hendrik Luth estimate The impact of the market transparency unit for fuels on gasoline prices in Germany. ABSTRACT: Increasing horizontal as well as vertical transparency in oligopolistic markets can be…
  • Aug 26

    The welfare impacts of discriminatory price tariff

    The welfare impacts of discriminatory price tariff
    Nikolaos Danias (Department of Economics, University of Strathclyde) and J Kim Swales (Department of Economics, University of Strathclyde) review The welfare impacts of discriminatory price tariffs. ABSTRACT: This paper looks at the use of…
  • Aug 26

    The Welfare Effects of Vertical Integration in Multichannel Television Market

    The Welfare Effects of Vertical Integration in Multichannel Television Market
    Gregory S. Crawford, Robin S. Lee, Michael Whinston, and Ali Yurukoglu investigate The Welfare Effects of Vertical Integration in Multichannel Television Markets. ABSTRACT: We investigate the welfare effects of vertical integration of…
Rank this Week: 16

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Aug 26

    Law firms may bill for work of unpaid intern

    Law firms may bill for work of unpaid intern
    Was it not that long ago that many law departments were pushing back on paying for time billed by “green” first year associates working on their matters? Well, for some companies, charges may be on the way for work done by unpaid…
  • Aug 24

    Ten Tech Mistakes Lawyers Make Every Day

    Ten Tech Mistakes Lawyers Make Every Day
    At least 80 of the largest U.S. law firms by revenue have been hacked since 2011, according to a Bloomberg report. Law Technology Today lists a few common mistakes lawyers make that can put their firm at risk, including: opening attachments…
  • Aug 23

    In-house lacks career progression opportunitie

    In-house lacks career progression opportunitie
    Before moving in-house, lawyers must consider their career progression and think two steps ahead to their next potential role, according to a legal recruiter. The post In-house lacks career progression opportunities appeared on…
Rank this Week: 277

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
  • Aug 26

    Settlement: It’s Not All About Money

    Settlement: It’s Not All About Money
    When it comes to settlement negotiations, money is usually not the entire picture. Parties generally have more than just cash to offer; it’s a question of coming up with the right combination of incentives. In his blog post for Above…
  • Aug 24

    The Big Switch: Answers to Questions about Changing Practice Area

    The Big Switch: Answers to Questions about Changing Practice Area
    The following is a guest blog post by Laura Boysen-Aragon, a former practicing attorney and now a legal recruiter at Solutus Legal Search, LLC. This blog entry is the second of a two-part series, in response to questions submitted by our…
  • Aug 22

    Getting a Gun Violence Restraining Order

    Getting a Gun Violence Restraining Order
    According to an alarming 2014 FBI study, nearly 68% of homicides involved the use of firearms, with over a quarter of victims killed by a family member. From these numbers alone, it’s clear to see the urgency of a…
Rank this Week: 887

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/
  • Aug 26

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without (Aug. 19)

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without (Aug. 19)
    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…
  • Aug 25

    Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Final Rule and Guidance Released

    Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Final Rule and Guidance Released
    On August 25, 2016, the Obama Administration published the long-awaited Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) final rule and Department of Labor (DOL) final guidance implementing the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” executive order…
  • Aug 11

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

    Introducing the Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without
    Crowell & Moring invites you to listen and subscribe to the “Fastest 5 Minutes,” a new podcast from the firm’s Government Contracts Group. The podcast is hosted by Partners Peter Eyre and David Robbins and will provide…
Rank this Week: 1156

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/
  • Aug 26

    Limitations Period Trips Up Florida Creditor in Fraudulent Transfer Case

    Limitations Period Trips Up Florida Creditor in Fraudulent Transfer Case
    In an issue without prior precedent in the Florida courts, the 2d District Court of Appeal addressed an important question regarding the amount of time a party has to challenge a fraudulent transfer. In the recently decided case, the court…
  • Aug 12

    Amending a Complaint or Answer in Your Florida Commercial Litigation

    Amending a Complaint or Answer in Your Florida Commercial Litigation
    A Bal Harbour-based property company received new life in its breach of contract battle with a Miami interior design company. The 3d District Court of Appeal ruled that the trial court in the case should not have refused the property…
  • Jul 28

    LLC Member’s Insufficient Affidavit Dooms Florida Lawsuit on Appeal

    LLC Member’s Insufficient Affidavit Dooms Florida Lawsuit on Appeal
    If you find yourself needing to utilize the court system in order to sort out a dispute between yourself and another of your fellow members of a limited liability company, it is important to understand what you’ll need to win your case.…
Rank this Week: 1031

Cal Biz Lit

Cal Biz Lit

Covers California litigation issues, including product liability, busines litigation, Proposition 65, Unfair Competition Law, and employment litigation. By Bruce Nye.

http://www.calbizlit.com/cal_biz_lit/
  • Aug 26

    Does The Class Action Suit Go to Arbitration? And Who Decides?

    Does The Class Action Suit Go to Arbitration? And Who Decides?
    Here comes Chapter Three in the law of arbitration and class actions in California. Chapter One: In Discover Bank v. Superior Court (2005) 36 Cal. 4th 148, Cal Supremes rule that a consumer contract provision that waives the right to...
  • Jun 20

    Cal Supremes Change The Rules For Citing Appellate Decisions They Are Reviewing

    Cal Supremes Change The Rules For Citing Appellate Decisions They Are Reviewing
    This may be pretty big for California appellate lawyers and any lawyer or client involved in motion practice at the trial court level.The California Supreme Court has just eliminated its long-standing rule that "de-published" any lower court…
  • May 25

    Attorney General Releases 2015 Proposition 65 Settlement Data

    Attorney General Releases 2015 Proposition 65 Settlement Data
    Every year about this time, the Attorney General posts and summarizes all of the Proposition 65 settlements from the preceding year, providing information about which settlements require reformulation of products, which require warnings,…
Rank this Week: 1426

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Aug 26

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for August 26

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for August 26
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. Private Fund Advisers Must Pay Close Attention to Nuances under Pay-to-Play Restrictions in Light of Upcoming Elections Nationwide As the elections approach…
  • Aug 25

    When Is Fraud Just A Breach Of Contract?

    When Is Fraud Just A Breach Of Contract?
    If you are going to originate some shady mortgages, maybe you shouldn’t nickname the program the “hustle.” If you package up the mortgages and sell them as good mortgages, it would seem you are committing fraud. But maybe…
  • Aug 24

    SEC Brings Another Private Equity Fund Fee Case

    SEC Brings Another Private Equity Fund Fee Case
    Apollo has been variously recognized as a god of sun, truth, healing, and poetry, and more in classical Greek and Roman mythology. It’s namesake private equity firm has settled charges with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it…
Rank this Week: 533

Small Government Contracts Blog

Small Government Contracts Blog

Offers legal news, notes and commentary of interest to small government contractors. By Steven Koprince.

http://smallgovcon.com/
  • Aug 26

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: August 22-26, 2016

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: August 22-26, 2016
    Greetings from Oklahoma, where I am wrapping up a busy week of travel that has included speaking engagements both at the Iowa Vendor Conference and The Indian Country Business Summit. While I’ve been on the road, it has also been a…
  • Aug 25

    Unapproved Addendum Sinks 8(a) Joint Venture’s Bid

    Unapproved Addendum Sinks 8(a) Joint Venture’s Bid
    An 8(a) joint venture failed to obtain SBA’s approval of an addendum to its joint venture agreement—and the lack of SBA approval cost the joint venture an 8(a) contract. In Alutiiq-Banner Joint Venture, B-412952 et al. (July 15,…
  • Aug 25

    Thank you, El Paso!

    Thank you, El Paso!
    I recently had the pleasure to discuss important government contracting legal updates and their effects on small businesses, at the 11th Annual Veterans Business Conference at Fort Bliss (in El Paso). The Contract Opportunities Center did a…
Rank this Week: 309

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
Rank this Week: 247

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Aug 26

    Disclosure Effectiveness: Item 400 Series “Proposal”

    Disclosure Effectiveness: Item 400 Series “Proposal”
    Yesterday, as the latest in Corp Fin’s disclosure effectiveness project, the SEC posted an 8-page “request for comment” on the disclosure requirements in Subpart 400 of Regulation S-K. The scant press release named three…
  • Aug 25

    Hi. I’m the New Guy.

    Hi. I’m the New Guy.
    Hello everybody, I’m John Jenkins – the newest editor here at TheCorporateCounsel.net.  Some of you may have noticed me lurking around the “Q&A Forums” while Broc has been struggling valiantly…
  • Aug 24

    Shareholder Proposal Proponents: Why Do Individuals Bother to Do It?

    Shareholder Proposal Proponents: Why Do Individuals Bother to Do It?
    This Cooley blog describes this new study by Professors Larcker & Tayan about why individual shareholder proponents bother to submit shareholder proposals to companies. I appreciate the professors mentioning my article about the Gilbert…
Rank this Week: 620

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/
  • Aug 26

    Three Considerations For Drafting A Code of Business Conduct

    Three Considerations For Drafting A Code of Business Conduct
    Although the Securities and Exchange Commission does not require that a company adopt a code of business conduct and ethics, I would be very surprised to hear of an SEC reporting company that has not adopted such a code.  Item 406…
  • Aug 25

    Are Alternate Committee Members “Then Serving”?

    Are Alternate Committee Members “Then Serving”?
    A number of amendments to Delaware’s General Corporation Law took effect at the beginning of this month.  One of these changes was to establish a default quorum requirement for meetings of committees of corporate boards of…
  • Aug 24

    Chevron Deference In California

    Chevron Deference In California
    In mid July, the House of Representatives passed the Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2016, H.R. 4768 (SOPRA).  If enacted, the SOPRA would amend the federal Administrative Procedure Act to require a reviewing court to…
Rank this Week: 230

Corporate Social Responsibility…

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law

Covers corporate governance, human rights, trade and transparency. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.csrandthelaw.com
Rank this Week: 2178

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/
  • Aug 25

    Whistleblowers Receive$11 Million Settlement Against Marinello Schools of Beauty

    Whistleblowers Receive$11 Million Settlement Against Marinello Schools of Beauty
    From outward appearances, the 56 campuses of the Marinello Schools of Beauty were profitable and successful. However, the Department of Education believed that school administrators had engaged in an ongoing and systematic program of…
  • Aug 19

    Led Zeppelin Wins Lawsuit; Can’t Collect Legal Fee

    Led Zeppelin Wins Lawsuit; Can’t Collect Legal Fee
    Judge R. Gary Klausner has ruled that Led Zeppelin may not collect almost $800,000 in defense fees from the plaintiffs in a recent copyright lawsuit. Earlier, the copyright infringement case was settled in the band’s favor. The lawsuit…
  • Aug 11

    We are Always Looking for One or Two More Good Clients . . . Even When Business is Great

    We are Always Looking for One or Two More Good Clients . . . Even When Business is Great
    One of the questions people ask me frequently is about whether we are accepting new clients. While the short answer is “Yes”, here is some additional information which many people find interesting . . .
Rank this Week: 1403

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Covers estate planning, real property acquisition, personal injury, will disputes, commercial litigation, business and corporate law, and institutional lending.

http://gouldcooksey.com/blog/
  • Aug 25

    Vero businesses at the center of recent ADA lawsuit

    Vero businesses at the center of recent ADA lawsuit
    Local businesses are being targeted by ADA accessibility testers at an alarming rate.  The number of lawsuits filed in federal court is already up 63% from last year.  The three states with the most lawsuits continue to be Florida,…
  • Aug 12

    New Treasury Regulations to Eliminate Tax Valuation Discounts on Family Owned Entitie

    New Treasury Regulations to Eliminate Tax Valuation Discounts on Family Owned Entitie
    On August 2, 2016, the Treasury Department issued proposed regulations that would significantly reduce the tax planning benefits involving family limited partnerships and similar structures which are effective tools for certain wealthy…
  • Jun 17

    GCF Attorneys named to 2016 Florida Super Lawyer List

    GCF Attorneys named to 2016 Florida Super Lawyer List
    Four attorneys from the firm have been selected to the 2016 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists.  Troy Hafner, David, Carter and Gene O’Neill are selected to the Super Lawyers list and Anthony Guettler was selected as…
Rank this Week: 2563

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

Covers business and privacy law. By Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://cybersecurity.jmbm.com/
  • Aug 25

    Cybersecurity Alert: Business Management Firms and Family Office

    Cybersecurity Alert: Business Management Firms and Family Office
    We are flooded with news reports of major data breaches and malware attacks. The reports focus on attacks against businesses with significant volumes of sensitive personal and financial information, like financial institutions, hospitals,…
  • Aug 5

    Cybersecurity Surveys – Key Takeaway

    Cybersecurity Surveys – Key Takeaway
    Spring is the season for many things, including the publication of cybersecurity surveys. In the past few months, Verizon has published its Data Breach Investigations Reports, Ponemon Institute Published its 2016 Study on How Organizations…
  • Jul 18

    Still Only Human: Well-prepared employees remain middle-market companies’ best defense against attacks by hackers.

    Still Only Human: Well-prepared employees remain middle-market companies’ best defense against attacks by hackers.
    In Michael Gold’s commentary, “Still Only Human,” published in the July 18, 2016 edition of the Los Angeles Business Journal, he writes: “Cybercrime cost the world economy about $500 billion in 2015 and this…
Rank this Week: 2807

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

Covers fraud, international law, immigration and business formation. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    How an L-1 Manager Can Apply for a Green Card

    How an L-1 Manager Can Apply for a Green Card
    What is an L-1 Visa? In this article I explain what an L-1 Visa is, who qualifies for it, and how an L-1 manager can apply for a green card (permanent residency). The L-1 Visa allows non-U.S. companies to set up operations in the United…
  • Aug 23

    Florida deceptive and unfair business practice

    Florida deceptive and unfair business practice
    In Florida, state law protects consumers from deceptive business practices.  The Florida deceptive and unfair business practices law is called “FDUTPA”, which stands for Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade…
  • Aug 18

    Florida Tortious Interference Civil Litigation Claim

    Florida Tortious Interference Civil Litigation Claim
    Florida law protects individuals and businesses that have an existing or prospective business relationship or contract that a third party interferes with. For example, Florida tortious interference civil litigation claim would protect a…
Rank this Week: 1672

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
  • Aug 25

    Court of Chancery Explains Tolling Law In Fiduciary Duty Case

    Court of Chancery Explains Tolling Law In Fiduciary Duty Case
    AM General Holdings LLC v. The Renco Group, C.A. 7639-VCS (August 22, 2016) In addition to explaining the seldom-used doctrines of mutual, running accounts and continuing wrongs as exceptions to the running of the statute of limitations,…
  • Aug 23

    Court Of Chancery Dismisses Merger Litigation Under The Corwin Doctrine

    Court Of Chancery Dismisses Merger Litigation Under The Corwin Doctrine
    City of Miami General Employees and Sanitation Employees Retirement Trust v. Comstock, C.A. 9980-CB (August 24, 2016) This decision applies the Corwin doctrine to dismiss a suit attacking a merger that received stockholder approval. It…
  • Aug 23

    Court: Derivative Claims Allowed to Be Asserted as Part of Merger Attack

    Court: Derivative Claims Allowed to Be Asserted as Part of Merger Attack
    It is well-settled under Delaware law that in a merger a stockholder loses standing to assert a purely derivative claim. That claim passes instead to the acquiring company. As an asset of a Delaware company, derivative claims should be valued…
Rank this Week: 2751

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

Covers corporate law, securities law, intellectual property, and social entrepreneurship. By Arina Shulga.

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Aug 25

    Regulation Crowdfunding: Are You the Right Candidate for It?

    Regulation Crowdfunding: Are You the Right Candidate for It?
    As you all probably already know, in 2015 the Securities and Exchange Commission (or the SEC) adopted Regulation Crowdfunding to implement Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act.  The Regulation Crowdfunding (or…
  • Mar 8

    Electronic Signatures: OK to Use?

    Electronic Signatures: OK to Use?
    This blog post focuses on the use and validity of electronic signatures. We will first investigate what constitutes an "electronic signature", we will then discuss the validity and enforceability of electronic signatures, and finally, we will…
  • Feb 24

    Winter 2016: raising funds may become more difficult for some startup

    Winter 2016: raising funds may become more difficult for some startup
    I attended several VC events in New York City recently, including Ask a VC forum on February 4, organized by DLA Piper, and the VC Summit on January 26, organized by Gotham Media.  I learned some interesting insights, which may be useful…
Rank this Week: 3981

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Aug 25

    7th Circuit Rejects Fee Only Settlement

    7th Circuit Rejects Fee Only Settlement
    Ruling that the value of certain supplemental transaction disclosures in the context of a $15 billion merger was “nil,” the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently overturned an award of attorneys’ fees to…
  • Aug 19

    Firm Client TechSandBox Launches Veterans’ Technology Entrepreneurship Program

    Firm Client TechSandBox Launches Veterans’ Technology Entrepreneurship Program
    Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton sponsored organization and client, TechSandBox, announced its partnership with MassDevelopment and the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (“MassTech”) in the launch of a new program for…
  • Aug 18

    Harvard Stem Cell Institute Teaming Up to Develop Diabetes Cure

    Harvard Stem Cell Institute Teaming Up to Develop Diabetes Cure
    A group of Boston-area health institutions, known as the Boston Autologous Islet Replacement Program, are teaming up to develop, test and deploy stem cells to cure diabetes. The group includes the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Brigham and…
Rank this Week: 1220

Tennessee Business Litigation…

Tennessee Business Litigation Lawyers Blog

Covers business and insurance litigation. By Pepper & Brothers PLLC.

http://www.nashvillebusinesslitigationlawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Recent Case Lays Down New Law in Tennessee for Joint Bank Accounts of Spouse

    Recent Case Lays Down New Law in Tennessee for Joint Bank Accounts of Spouse
    In Tennessee, many spouses have joint bank accounts with rights of survivorship. Such accounts are considered accounts held by the spouses as “tenants by the entirety” unless the spouses have specifically agreed otherwise. Such…
  • Aug 19

    Breach of Contract Cases: When Does Tennessee Law Apply?

    Breach of Contract Cases: When Does Tennessee Law Apply?
    As much as any other area of the law, the common law related to contractual rights and to breach of contract cases seems to be generally pretty consistent from state to state, but there can be differences. Sometimes, those differences might…
  • Jul 23

    Supreme Court of Tennessee Adopts New Standard for Determining Whether a Claim is Direct or Derivative

    Supreme Court of Tennessee Adopts New Standard for Determining Whether a Claim is Direct or Derivative
    Generally speaking, a shareholder of a corporation or a member of an LLC has no individual right against a third party for an injury done to the corporation or LLC. While injuries done to corporations and LLCs most always have a direct…
Rank this Week: 675

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    NY false advertising law lacks rigid false/misleading distinction

    NY false advertising law lacks rigid false/misleading distinction
    Classic Liquor Importers, Ltd. v. Spirits International B.V., --- F. Supp. 3d ----, 2016 WL 4419457, No. 15 Civ. 6503  (S.D.N.Y. 2016)Classic Liquor is a newcomer to the liquor business that recently launched a line of vodkas under the…
  • Aug 25

    Pictures from Canada

    Pictures from Canada
    Canada, like many other countries, considers "taking unfair advantage" of a trademark to be a distinct problem, making it less favorable to parody and other uses than the U.S. as a matter of formal law.  What difference does that make in…
  • Aug 25

    Inconceivable: allegedly made-up price comparison allows consumer suit

    Inconceivable: allegedly made-up price comparison allows consumer suit
    Chester v. TJX Cos., 2016 WL 4414768, No 5:15-cv-01437 (C.D. Cal. Aug. 18, 2016)When an opinion begins with the quote, “You keep using that word. I don’t think it means what you think it means,” it’s not going to go…
Rank this Week: 172

Footnoted

Footnoted

Reports on actionable information in SEC filings.

http://www.footnoted.com/
  • Aug 25

    More guessing at Barnes & Noble

    More guessing at Barnes & Noble
    Barnes & Noble is at it again: leaving investors to guess what kind of severance its most recent CEO will wind up getting.
  • Aug 2

    A year too late for Barnes & Noble

    A year too late for Barnes & Noble
    In its proxy, Barnes & Noble disclosed for the first time that former CEO Michael Huseby received $15.7 million in severance.
  • May 17

    LendingClub tries to buck up its troops!

    LendingClub tries to buck up its troops!
    LendingClub, which has been struggling, managed to give its top executives and directors hefty raises this week.
Rank this Week: 3322

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/
  • Aug 25

    Disclosure-Only Settlements: Mootness Fee

    Disclosure-Only Settlements: Mootness Fee
    Here’s news from this alert from Cleary Gottlieb: As a result of courts’ continued disfavor of disclosure-only settlements, more defendants have decided to issue supplemental disclosures that would unilaterally moot any disclosure…
  • Aug 23

    September-October Issue: Deal Lawyers Print Newsletter

    September-October Issue: Deal Lawyers Print Newsletter
    This September-October issue of the Deal Lawyers print newsletter has been posted – & also sent to the printers – and includes articles on: – “This is the Business We’ve Chosen…” –…
  • Aug 22

    FINRA Relaxes Rules for M&A and Private Placement Broker

    FINRA Relaxes Rules for M&A and Private Placement Broker
    As noted in this blog by Steve Quinlivan, the SEC has approved – in this Order – a series of FINRA rules that are meant to simplify regulation of firms engaged as M&A brokers and those who conduct other limited…
Rank this Week: 296

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    Ruling on Shareholder Rights to Inspect Company Record

    Ruling on Shareholder Rights to Inspect Company Record
    [The following guest post is contributed by Dheeraj Kumar Sharma, who is a Manager at Vinod Kothari & Company]IntroductionThe Mumbai Bench of the Company Law Board (‘CLB’), through its order dated April 16, 2015 in the case of…
  • Aug 20

    Call for Papers: Indian Journal of International Economic Law

    Call for Papers: Indian Journal of International Economic Law
    [The following announcement is posted on behalf of the Indian Journal of International Economic Law]The Board of Editors of the Indian Journal of International Economic Law (IJIEL) is pleased to invite original and unpublished manuscripts for…
  • Aug 17

    Arbitrability of Securities Law in India

    Arbitrability of Securities Law in India
    [The following guest post is contributed by Shreyangshi Gupta, who is a third year B.A., LL.B. student at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS).This post aims at identifying the nature of rights relating to…
Rank this Week: 1039

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/
  • Aug 24

    Penalver, Spitz, Brundige & Cisneros on U.S. Nonprofit Activity in Cuba

    Penalver, Spitz, Brundige & Cisneros on U.S. Nonprofit Activity in Cuba
    Eduardo M. Penalver, Laura Spitz, Elizabeth Brundige and Lucia Domínguez Cisneros have posted U.S. Nonprofit Activity in Cuba: The Cuban Context on SSRN with the following abstract: The thaw of U.S.-Cuba relations and the reestablishment of…
  • Aug 22

    Tan, Lu & Tan on Charitable Giving

    Tan, Lu & Tan on Charitable Giving
    Xue Tan, Yingda Lu and Yong Tan have posted Why Should I Donate? Examining the Effects of Reputation, Peer Influence, and Popularity on Charitable Giving Over Social Media Platforms on SSRN with the following abstract: With the growing…
  • Aug 18

    OneOrlando Fund to Disburse $23M

    OneOrlando Fund to Disburse $23M
    Yesterday's NonProfitTimes reported that the OneOrlando Fund has begun accepting claims from victims and families of victims of the June 12 Pulse nightclub shooting that left 49 dead and dozens more injured. According to fund administrator,…
Rank this Week: 377

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Aug 24

    Guest Post: Company Directors Who Cannot Read or Understand English Warned by Australian Court

    Guest Post: Company Directors Who Cannot Read or Understand English Warned by Australian Court
    In our increasingly global economy, corporate boards are increasingly diverse, and among the diversities boards increasingly encompass are geographic and cultural diversity. However, while diverse directors may serve for many reasons, they…
  • Aug 23

    Interview with Christopher Bogart, CEO of Litigation Funding Firm Burford Capital

    Interview with Christopher Bogart, CEO of Litigation Funding Firm Burford Capital
    One of the most noteworthy recent developments in the litigation arena has been the rise of litigation funding.  Litigation funding is well-established in Australia and Canada, and it is becoming increasingly important elsewhere. Among…
  • Aug 22

    Another Round of Frisbee Photo

    Another Round of Frisbee Photo
    Readers continue to send in their pictures taken with their Tenth Anniversary edition D&O Diary Frisbees. The Frisbee Photos have been taken in locations both far and near, with the most recent collection including a very heavy…
Rank this Week: 1064

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers California business law. By Richard G. Burt.

http://richardburtlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 24

    BOE Tax Clearance

    BOE Tax Clearance
    When a business that sells or leases goods at retail owes sales taxes to the California Board of Equalization (BOE), the buyer of the business can be responsible for paying the BOE the amount owing if the seller does not … Continue…
  • Aug 24

    EDD Tax Clearance Certificate

    EDD Tax Clearance Certificate
    When a business is an employer that owes contributions, interest, or penalties to the California Employment Development Department (EDD), the buyer of the business can be responsible for paying the EDD the amount owing if the seller does not…
  • Aug 15

    New LLC Statement of Information Form

    New LLC Statement of Information Form
    Every two years, a California limited liability company must file a statement of information with the California Secretary of State. The same is true for  a limited liability company formed in another state but registered…
Rank this Week: 3288

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • Aug 24

    Olivia Du Joins Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein

    Olivia Du Joins Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein
    Olivia Du Joins Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein
  • Jul 25

    New Tax on Foreign Buyers of Vancouver of Real Estate

    New Tax on Foreign Buyers of Vancouver of Real Estate
    Foreign buyers of Metro Vancouver real estate will be taxed an additional 15 per cent, the government announced today in new legislation.
  • May 19

    B.C. Society Act Revamp – Part 2

    B.C. Society Act Revamp – Part 2
    BC Registry Services have produced an initial transition guide for existing societies operating under the current Society Act, to allow those existing societies to transition to the rules under the new Societies Act.
Rank this Week: 3239

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
  • Aug 24

    Most Helpful TTB Website Page

    Most Helpful TTB Website Page
    TTB’s website at www.ttb.gov can be pretty helpful. Here are a few of the pages we check most often. TTB Newsletter. This comes out about once a week and can be very useful. For example, the August 19, 2016 edition provided background…
  • Aug 10

    VABC Allows “Self-Distribution” for Virginia Distiller

    VABC Allows “Self-Distribution” for Virginia Distiller
    The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (VABC) will now allow Virginia Distilleries to “self-distribute.” Previously, restaurants were required to purchase all spirits through their assigned VABC Store. Now,…
  • Jul 18

    Johnny Love Vodka Wins “Sexy Lips” Trademark Appeal Against Jim Beam

    Johnny Love Vodka Wins “Sexy Lips” Trademark Appeal Against Jim Beam
    Johnny Love Beverage Company LLC (“JL”) and Jim Beam Brands Co. (“Beam”) are fighting over the right to use “sexy lips” imagery on flavored vodkas. JL’s logo (the subject of U.S. trademark…
Rank this Week: 822

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/
  • Aug 24

    Family Fight Heats up for Entertainment and Media Family Business Worth Billion

    Family Fight Heats up for Entertainment and Media Family Business Worth Billion
    n May, Redstone eliminated Philippe P. Dauman from his position as chief executive of Viacom and George S. Abrams from the trust that will control Restone's companies in the event of his death or if he is determined to be mentally…
  • Aug 20

    7th Circuit Allows Priority to Victim Claims for Fiduciary Breache

    7th Circuit Allows Priority to Victim Claims for Fiduciary Breache
    Under the doctrine of quantum meruit, if an attorney takes over a case from another attorney and pursues it to a successful conclusion, the original attorney is entitled to be paid for the work he did on the case. The district court found…
  • Aug 15

    Nevada Supreme Court Finds Noncompete Agreement Overly Broad

    Nevada Supreme Court Finds Noncompete Agreement Overly Broad
    The problem, according to the Nevada Supreme Court, was that Golden Road's noncompete agreement was too restrictive to be enforceable. The contract forbade the employee from any employment, affiliation, or service with any gaming…
Rank this Week: 1099

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/insights-news/
Rank this Week: 3331

Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

Covers laws relating to pre-need and death care compliance, serving banks, funeral homes, crematories, and cemetaries. By William Stalter.

http://www.deathcarelaw.com/
  • Aug 24

    Right of Sepulcher: Last Rites Denied

    Right of Sepulcher: Last Rites Denied
    We recently came across a Missouri Law Review article that examined a Missouri Court of Appeals case that ruled a durable power of attorney for health care decisions was ineffective for the granting a right of sepulcher.  The form…
  • Aug 20

    Avoid the Long Spring Lines: File your Missouri Preneed Renewals Early

    Avoid the Long Spring Lines: File your Missouri Preneed Renewals Early
    Missouri’s preneed seller and provider license renewals expire October 31st of each year, and many funeral directors approach this deadline like they would their tax return: if it is in the mail by Halloween I’m good.  But,…
  • Aug 16

    Facing 14 Years’ of Hard Time: One Missouri Funeral Director’s Failure to Deposit Preneed Fund

    Facing 14 Years’ of Hard Time: One Missouri Funeral Director’s Failure to Deposit Preneed Fund
    The Missouri Iron County Mountain Echo ran the following story on August 15th: A former Ironton Funeral Home Director has pleaded guilty to two counts of stealing in Iron County Circuit Court.  The charges stem from the sale of pre-need…
Rank this Week: 4325

Boston Metro Business Lawyer Blog

Boston Metro Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Boston Metro Area business law. By Richard Mucci.

http://www.bostonmetrobusinesslawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 3056

In-house Access

In-house Access

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

http://www.inhouseaccess.com/
  • Aug 24

    Spotlight a Member: Mary Jo Schrade on Her Meaningful Pro Bono Experience

    Spotlight a Member: Mary Jo Schrade on Her Meaningful Pro Bono Experience
    Guest blogger: Mary Jo Schrade is Assistant General Counsel at Microsoft Corporation. Representing children who came into the United States without their parents through Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) has been the most meaningful, fulfilling…
  • Aug 23

    What In-house Counsel Can Learn From the Fantasy Sports Industry

    What In-house Counsel Can Learn From the Fantasy Sports Industry
    (Originally appeared on ACCDocket.com) Fantasy sports might be a fan favorite, but they’ve faced tough opponents in the legal world. In ACC Docket’s upcoming September issue, Joy R. Butler and Ellen M. Zavian discuss the legal…
  • Jul 5

    A Pro Bono Counsel’s Reflection on Representing Clients of Kids In Need of Defense (KIND)

    A Pro Bono Counsel’s Reflection on Representing Clients of Kids In Need of Defense (KIND)
    Guest blogger: Jennifer E. Constantinou is Vice President – Litigation & Government Relations at Wyndham Hotel Group. She can be reached at Jennifer.Constantinou@wyn.com. In August 2011, a pro bono coordinator for Kids In Need of…
Rank this Week: 824