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Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 25

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: 5

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/
  • Dec 6

    Missouri Preneed Seller Records: Existing Insurance Policie

    Missouri Preneed Seller Records: Existing Insurance Policie
    We anticipate that the following section of the Missouri record keeping proposal is directed at the situation where consumers assign an existing insurance policy to the funeral home: All information obtained or possessed by the seller related…
  • Dec 3

    Missouri Seller Preneed Records: Cancellation

    Missouri Seller Preneed Records: Cancellation
    With regard to preneed contracts that are canceled, Missouri preneed sellers are being requested to retain the following documents:  (1)       All records providing any sort of notice to the seller of the…
  • Dec 1

    Missouri Preneed Records: Keep Your Bank Records and Insurance Record

    Missouri Preneed Records: Keep Your Bank Records and Insurance Record
    The next section of the Missouri preneed seller records rule would require funeral homes to retain copies of the periodic statements provided by banks, trustees and insurance companies: Copies of account statements for joint accounts, trust…
Rank this Week: 1652

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
  • Dec 6

    The HLS Forum Celebrates Its Tenth Anniversary

    The HLS Forum Celebrates Its Tenth Anniversary
    Today, the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation is pleased to mark its tenth anniversary. Established in 2006 by Professor Lucian Bebchuk and the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance,…
  • Dec 6

    Building the Strategic-Asset Board

    Building the Strategic-Asset Board
    In 1996, the Report of the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission on Director Professionalism made recommendations on issues including establishing mechanisms for appropriate director turnover/tenure limitations, evaluation of the full board and of…
  • Dec 6

    Competition and Stability in Banking: The Role of Regulation and Competition Policy

    Competition and Stability in Banking: The Role of Regulation and Competition Policy
    Competition has been perceived with suspicion, and even suppressed for extended periods, in banking. After banking was liberalized, a process which started in the 1970s in the United States, it has become much more unstable, culminating with…
Rank this Week: 110

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Dec 6

    Five Non-Compete Agreements Myths in Texas for Employee

    Five Non-Compete Agreements Myths in Texas for Employee
    The old saying “ignorance is bliss” may be true in many situations, but not when it comes to non-compete agreements in Texas.  Over the years, I have identified five most common misconceptions about such agreements from my…
  • Dec 1

    A Texas Case Demonstrates Why Using Stock Non-Compete Agreements May Backfire

    A Texas Case Demonstrates Why Using Stock Non-Compete Agreements May Backfire
    Last month, a Texas Court of Appeals denied an insurance agency’s application for a temporary injunction against its former President because it held that the non-compete agreement, as written, did not restrict the President from…
  • Nov 28

    DOL Overtime Rules Blocked Nationwide by a Federal Court in Texa

    DOL Overtime Rules Blocked Nationwide by a Federal Court in Texa
    Last week, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a decision enjoining the Department of Labor (DOL) from enforcing its new overtime rules. State of Nevada et al. v. U.S. Department of Labor et…
Rank this Week: 2143

Delaware Chancery Law Blog

Delaware Chancery Law Blog

Covers corporate and commercial practice in the Delaware Court of Chancery. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawarechancery.foxrothschild.com/
  • Dec 6

    Delaware Dissolution Proceeding Dismissed in Favor of Prior Pending Litigation

    Delaware Dissolution Proceeding Dismissed in Favor of Prior Pending Litigation
    A question that is often posed to Delaware corporate practitioners is whether a non-Delaware court can dissolve a Delaware entity.  Certain jurisdictions, such as Texas, will generally decline to dissolve a foreign entity, while others…
  • Oct 28

    Enlargement of Word Count Requires Good Cause

    Enlargement of Word Count Requires Good Cause
    The recent letter order issued in the case of Kandell, et al. v. Niv, et al., C.A. No. 11812-VCG (Del. Ch. Oct. 14, 2016) illustrates the Court’s disfavor when parties stipulate to expand the word count of a brief on the eve of a…
  • Oct 26

    Fees Granted in Dell Inc. Appraisal Action

    Fees Granted in Dell Inc. Appraisal Action
    In the Dell Inc. appraisal action, the Court previously held that the fair value of Dell common stock at the effective time of the merger was $3.87 per share more than the merger price.  For a link to a prior post discussing the…
Rank this Week: 1406

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Dec 6

    Reimbursing Consumers' Switching Costs in Network Industrie

    Reimbursing Consumers' Switching Costs in Network Industrie
    Jiawei Chen (Department of Economics, University of California) and Michael Sacks (Department of Economics, West Virginia University) explore Reimbursing Consumers' Switching Costs in Network Industries. ABSTRACT: This paper investigates…
  • Dec 6

    Multiproduct-Firm Oligopoly: An Aggregative Games Approach

    Multiproduct-Firm Oligopoly: An Aggregative Games Approach
    Nocke, Volker and Schutz, Nicolas have an interesting paper on Multiproduct-Firm Oligopoly: An Aggregative Games Approach. ABSTRACT: We develop an aggregative games approach to study oligopolistic price competition with multiproduct firms. We…
  • Dec 5

    Competition and Big Data, 18.00 8 December 2016, King's College

    Competition and Big Data, 18.00 8 December 2016, King's College
    Register Now Public Seminar Centre of European Law The Dickson Poon School of Law Competition and Big Data Commissioner Terrell McSweeny, Federal Trade Commission, Professor D Daniel Sokol, University of Florida and Martin McElwee,…
Rank this Week: 74

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/
  • Dec 6

    Why Are M&A Docs Getting Longer? It’s Complicated. . .

    Why Are M&A Docs Getting Longer? It’s Complicated. . .
    This Norton Rose Fulbright blog discusses the findings of a recent study by Harvard Law professor – & former Wachtell partner – John Coates about the ever growing length of merger agreements. Coates’…
  • Dec 5

    Drag-Along Rights: Best Practices & Key Issue

    Drag-Along Rights: Best Practices & Key Issue
    This Gibson Dunn memo takes a deep dive into issues surrounding the negotiation & drafting of drag-along rights.  Here’s an excerpt from the intro: Drag-along rights, or drag rights, which give the majority owner of a company…
  • Dec 2

    Antitrust: Non-Solicits & Comp Diligence Under New Guideline

    Antitrust: Non-Solicits & Comp Diligence Under New Guideline
    As this Sheppard Mullin blog notes, the FTC & DOJ recently issued guidance warning companies about entering into agreements not to solicit employees and about sharing employment-related data with competitors.  This Cooley…
Rank this Week: 2252

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Dec 6

    IPOs: No Action Blessing for “Conditional Offers to Buy”

    IPOs: No Action Blessing for “Conditional Offers to Buy”
    Corp Fin recently issued a no-action letter to Morgan Stanley regarding the use of “conditional offers to buy” – or “COBs” – in connection with IPOs. COBs are intended to facilitate sales to retail…
  • Dec 5

    SEC Enforcement: Violate Your Policies – Get a Books & Records Sanction

    SEC Enforcement: Violate Your Policies – Get a Books & Records Sanction
    The SEC’s settlement with United Continental on Friday shows that it’s a very short trip from a violation of corporate policy to a books & records violation. The proceeding involved United’s decision to re-institute a…
  • Dec 2

    How Will the SEC Reach Quorum With Only Two Commissioners?

    How Will the SEC Reach Quorum With Only Two Commissioners?
    Recently, a member asked why doesn’t SEC Chair White cram in a bunch of rulemakings while she can. Putting aside how she likely would be sensitive to the optics of that, I reminded the member that Commissioner Piwowar can stop any…
Rank this Week: 887

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/
  • Dec 6

    This Company Solicited Consents To Remove A Sitting Director

    This Company Solicited Consents To Remove A Sitting Director
    It’s not often that you see a company soliciting consents to remove one of its sitting directors.  However, that is what PICO Holdings, Inc. sought to do in this consent solicitation statement filed with the SEC on…
  • Dec 5

    Court Rejects Challenge To Internal Affairs Doctrine

    Court Rejects Challenge To Internal Affairs Doctrine
    Marvell Technology Group, Ltd. is a publicly traded company that is incorporated in Bermuda.  Marvell’s U.S. operating subsidiary is based in California.  A year ago, an institutional stockholder filed a derivative suit…
  • Dec 2

    Unregistered Sales Of Certificates Of Deposit

    Unregistered Sales Of Certificates Of Deposit
    Last spring, the California Department of Business Oversight warned consumers that two related companies have been offering unlicensed online securities broker-dealer services and “unregistered sales of certificates of deposit…
Rank this Week: 507

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: 3665

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 5

    Amended Unlawful Detainer Complaint Cannot Allege a Post-Filing Three-Day Notice Served

    Amended Unlawful Detainer Complaint Cannot Allege a Post-Filing Three-Day Notice Served
    Unlawful detainer law is filled with pitfalls for the unwary. For example, if the landlord realizes after the unlawful detainer complaint has been filed that its three day notice is invalid, can it simply serve a new three day notice, then…
  • Nov 22

    USCIS ANNOUNCES AN INCREASE IN FILING FEES

    USCIS ANNOUNCES AN INCREASE IN FILING FEES
    USCIS ANNOUNCES AN INCREASE IN FILING FEES Effective December 23, 2016, there will be an increase in fees for applications and petitions filed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Some examples of the fee increase are: An…
  • Nov 7

    How Do I Remove the Conditions on My Residence Based on Marriage?

    How Do I Remove the Conditions on My Residence Based on Marriage?
    If you have been married less than two (2) years by the time you get to the interview on your permanent residency application, and assuming you meet all other requirements, you and your foreign-born children will be granted conditional…
Rank this Week: 3222

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Dec 5

    RBS Reaches $1 Billion Partial Settlement of Credit Crisis-Related Collective Investor Action

    RBS Reaches $1 Billion Partial Settlement of Credit Crisis-Related Collective Investor Action
    In the latest signal of the increasing significance of collective investor actions outside of the U.S., on December 5, 2016, Royal Bank of Scotland agreed to pay £800 million ($1 billion) in a settlement with three of the five investor…
  • Dec 4

    Enron’s Legacies, a Decade and a Half Later

    Enron’s Legacies, a Decade and a Half Later
    Fifteen years ago this month, the once high-flying energy company Enron completed its massive collapse when it filed a petition for bankruptcy protection. In his interesting December 2, 2016 post on the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate…
  • Dec 1

    Home Depot Data Breach Derivative Lawsuit Dismissed

    Home Depot Data Breach Derivative Lawsuit Dismissed
    For some time now, many commentators (including me) have been predicting that as a result of rising numbers of companies experiencing date breaches that there would be a resulting wave of D&O lawsuits. Indeed, there have been a small…
Rank this Week: 341

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Dec 5

    In my day, law school exams were supposed to be stressful!

    In my day, law school exams were supposed to be stressful!
    ATL: Schools don’t want their students to fail, so they’re a little jumpy about their students’ exam stress — especially if those students might drop out and take their precious tuition money with... [[ This is a…
  • Dec 3

    Will the soon to be two-member SEC be able to act?

    Will the soon to be two-member SEC be able to act?
    Broc Romanek reminds us that with the impending resignation of Mary Jo White as SEC Chairman, there is likely to be a period in which the SEC has only two members. (No announcement yet of who Trump... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Dec 3

    Usha Rodrigues on America's Test Kitchen v. Kimball

    Usha Rodrigues on America's Test Kitchen v. Kimball
    Like Usha Rodrigues, I'm a big fan of Cook's Illustrated and the rest of the American test Kitchen family. Christopher Kimball, however, not so much. I always found him a bit too prissy and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 148

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Dec 5

    Reconfirming Jessica Rosenwercel as an FCC Commissioner Would Undermine Internet Freedom

    Reconfirming Jessica Rosenwercel as an FCC Commissioner Would Undermine Internet Freedom
    The Senate should not reconfirm Jessica Rosenworcel to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in order to allow the Trump Administration to usher in needed reforms in the critical area of communications policy. As documented by the Free…
  • Dec 5

    What’s next for the pharmaceutical industry?

    What’s next for the pharmaceutical industry?
    On November 9, pharmaceutical stocks soared as Donald Trump’s election victory eased concerns about government intervention in drug pricing. Shares of Pfizer rose 8.5%, Allergan PLC was up 8%, and biotech Celgene jumped 10.4%. Drug…
  • Nov 28

    December 6 Heritage Foundation Program on IP Rights, Competition, and Due Process Overseas: Attend or Watch

    December 6 Heritage Foundation Program on IP Rights, Competition, and Due Process Overseas: Attend or Watch
    In recent years, aggressive antitrust enforcement overseas has increasingly targeted some of America’s most successful and innovative companies, such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Qualcomm.  Inadequate foreign due process and…
Rank this Week: 602

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/
  • Dec 5

    Schneider Elec. Bldgs. Critical Sys. v. W. Sur. Co. (Ct. of Special Appeals)

    Schneider Elec. Bldgs. Critical Sys. v. W. Sur. Co. (Ct. of Special Appeals)
    Filed: November 30, 2016Opinion by: Chief Judge Peter B. KrauserHolding:  Under Maryland law, a construction surety was not bound by an arbitration clause contained in a subcontractor’s contract with a third party, where, although…
  • Dec 1

    Yang v. G&C Gulf Inc. (Cir. Ct. Mont. Cnty)

    Yang v. G&C Gulf Inc. (Cir. Ct. Mont. Cnty)
    Filed: November 14, 2016Opinion by: Ronald B. RubinHolding: A putative class of defendant parking lot owners merited certification under Md. Rule 2-231 because it met the necessary requirements under sections (a) and (b) of the rule, given…
  • Nov 30

    Boudreaux v. MICROS Systems, Inc. (Ct. of Special Appeals, Unreported)

    Boudreaux v. MICROS Systems, Inc. (Ct. of Special Appeals, Unreported)
    Filed: August 19, 2016Opinion by: Judge Wright, Jr.Holding:  The mere statement of the existence of an offer, which is in excess of an accepted offer in a strategic transaction, is not sufficient to constitute a breach of a fiduciary…
Rank this Week: 4086

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/
Rank this Week: 4279

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/
  • Dec 5

    Federal Regulators Freeze Assets of South Florida Woman who Ran Alleged Immigration Scam

    Federal Regulators Freeze Assets of South Florida Woman who Ran Alleged Immigration Scam
    The EB-5 immigrant investor program has provided considerable benefits to legitimate investors, immigrants and the communities where those investments take place. When, for example, an EB-5 investor uses the program to create affordable…
  • Dec 2

    High-Income Parents and Child Support in Florida

    High-Income Parents and Child Support in Florida
    A recent decision issued by the Fourth District Court of Appeal regarding the proper amount of child support to be paid by a father who made roughly $2 million annually addressed a sometimes challenging issue for the courts:  how to…
  • Nov 30

    South Florida Court Hits Ex-Wife with $6.8M Judgment for Tying Up Assets With Injunction

    South Florida Court Hits Ex-Wife with $6.8M Judgment for Tying Up Assets With Injunction
    The breakup of a for-profit medical school founder’s 50-plus-year marriage helped fuel a multitude of legal actions, with the founder’s wife seeking to freeze the assets of the university through the equitable distribution…
Rank this Week: 1399

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
Rank this Week: 2447

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/
  • Dec 5

    SDVOSB Programs: 2017 NDAA Sharply Curtails VA’s Authority

    SDVOSB Programs: 2017 NDAA Sharply Curtails VA’s Authority
    The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act will essentially prevent the VA from developing its own regulations to determine whether a company is a veteran-owned small business. Yes, you heard me right.  If the President signs the…
  • Dec 2

    SmallGovCon Weeks In Review: November 21-December 2, 2016

    SmallGovCon Weeks In Review: November 21-December 2, 2016
    I hope that all of our readers had a happy Thanksgiving.  The holiday season is in full swing here at Koprince Law LLC, where we have a festive tree in our lobby and holiday cookies in the kitchen. But between holiday shopping and…
  • Nov 30

    ASBCA: No Valid Claim Certification Where “Signature” Was Typewritten

    ASBCA: No Valid Claim Certification Where “Signature” Was Typewritten
    A contractor did not file a proper certified claim because the purported “signature” on the mandatory certification was typewritten in Lucinda Handwriting font. A recent decision of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals…
Rank this Week: 3495

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/
  • Dec 5

    Considering Parol Evidence to Decide If There Was Ever a Contract

    Considering Parol Evidence to Decide If There Was Ever a Contract
    One of the things I find students struggle with when it comes to parol evidence is determining for what purpose they are considering the evidence. A recent case out of Maryland, Wiencek + Associates Architects + Planners v. Community Homes...
  • Dec 5

    Can a Breach of Contract Become Elder Abuse and Bad Faith?

    Can a Breach of Contract Become Elder Abuse and Bad Faith?
    A California Court of Appeals recently answered yes to this question, although finding that in the case at issue, the facts didn’t warrant a finding of actual elder abuse. At bottom, the facts were as follows: an elderly couple –...
  • Dec 1

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (December 1, 2016)

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (December 1, 2016)
    Our SSRN Top Ten Downloads lists now return after a Thanksgiving hiatus last Thursday. SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 506 The Reform of the French Law of Obligations: Les Jeux…
Rank this Week: 431

Odgers Law Group Blog

Odgers Law Group Blog

Covers California business and estate planning law.

https://odgerslawgroup.com/blog/
  • Dec 5

    What Can Outsourced Legal Counsel Do for a Small Business Owner?

    What Can Outsourced Legal Counsel Do for a Small Business Owner?
    If you run your own small business, you already realize the importance of legal advice in handling your daily operations. Of course, not all your activities will require this sort of assistance. Any business owner with half a brain can fill…
  • Dec 3

    Estate Planning Checklist: 21 Incredibly Simple Step

    Estate Planning Checklist: 21 Incredibly Simple Step
    Our 21 Step Estate Planning Checklist will ensure that your health care and financial decisions will be carried out during incapacity and after death. Estate planning can be overwhelming at first glance. That is why we have created a…
  • Nov 28

    What is a Living Will?

    What is a Living Will?
    What is a Living Will? A living will is a legally binding document that outlines what you want for your own care, thereby preventing some painful debates between family members concerned about your well-being. It also designates an individual…
Rank this Week: 1718

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Covers upcoming and decided appeals of interest to Canadian businesses and professions. By McCarthy Tétrault LLP

http://www.canadianappeals.com
Rank this Week: 3802

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
  • Dec 5

    Where to Start on Response to an Administrative Action

    Where to Start on Response to an Administrative Action
    Your client is the subject of an agency investigation, accusation, or statement of issues on a license, benefit, or other matter. The timeline for filing your response is typically short, so you’ll have to move fast. Here are the first…
  • Dec 2

    4 Tips to Get the Jury Excited About Your Expert

    4 Tips to Get the Jury Excited About Your Expert
    Don’t treat the qualification of your expert as a mere formality. The expert’s qualifications should convince jurors that they’re fortunate to have someone as qualified as the expert to assist them in deciding the case and…
  • Nov 30

    Are Your Employees Inventing on the Job? Tips for Drafting Invention Assignment Agreement

    Are Your Employees Inventing on the Job? Tips for Drafting Invention Assignment Agreement
    Who owns an employee’s inventions? This is an issue that’s vitally important to many businesses, particularly those in the tech industry. Most companies are taking a proactive step by requiring employees to sign invention…
Rank this Week: 1156

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 5

    Mardi Gras bead dogs live

    Mardi Gras bead dogs live
    At least the trademark registration does.  Remember the Mardi Gras bead dog case, Nola Spice, in which the PTO accidentally accepted a Section 15 incontestability statement during the pendency of an appeal of an order cancelling the…
  • Dec 2

    ... and the Best Title of the Year award goes to Mark Lemley

    ... and the Best Title of the Year award goes to Mark Lemley
    Inventor Sued for Infringing His Own Patent. You Won't Believe What Happened NextMark A. Lemley Stanford Law SchoolNovember 30, 2016http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Dec 2

    Update re: DMCA re-registration

    Update re: DMCA re-registration
    I have updated my original post to include the information that the Library of Congress, not the CO, set the password requirements, and to add a rant about how re-registration should not be a…
Rank this Week: 128

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Dec 5

    The Happiest Companies To Work For In 2017

    The Happiest Companies To Work For In 2017
    It’s getting closer and closer to the New Year, when people start looking in earnest for a new in-house job.  And why not start by looking at the happiest companies? “If you work full time,... The post The Happiest Companies…
  • Dec 2

    Best Practices for Litigating in the Age of Social Media (Free CLE Webinar, 12/7) (Adv.)

    Best Practices for Litigating in the Age of Social Media (Free CLE Webinar, 12/7) (Adv.)
    Practical Law, an InhouseBlog advertiser, has another free webinar that offers CLE in many jurisdictions: Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. ET Social media is a part of the litigation... The post Best…
  • Dec 2

    4 Keys to Mastering the Art of Delegation

    4 Keys to Mastering the Art of Delegation
    Advice for business-owners that can easily translate to the daily life of in-house counsel: “When running a business, the perpetual, though eternally unattainable goal, is to make yourself dispensable. All too often, business owners…
Rank this Week: 169

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

Provides practical insights from quantitative legal research on corporate law, capital markets, finance, and mergers & acquisitions, as well as law schools and legal education. By Professor Robert Anderson.

http://witnesseth.typepad.com
  • Dec 5

    Visualizing employment outcomes in law school

    Visualizing employment outcomes in law school
    Last week I posted an analysis of the ABA employment data that ranked law schools by collapsing all the employment data (109 pieces of information) down to a single dimension. I posted this in response to The Faculty Lounge blog's post by Dan…
  • Dec 2

    Breaking down the California bar exam

    Breaking down the California bar exam
    The July 2016 California bar exam data came out a couple of weeks ago and the results were rough. Only about 42% of those who took the exam passed, which is a multi-decade low. In this short post, I break down some information about the bar…
  • Nov 30

    Law Schools Ranked by Employment

    Law Schools Ranked by Employment
    On Tuesday The Faculty Lounge carried a post by Dan Filler ranking law schools using ABA employment data. The ranking included a few oddities, such as Kentucky Law being tied for #2 and Georgetown Law being tied for #78. I think these types…
Rank this Week: 1519

New York Business Divorce

New York Business Divorce

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

http://www.nybusinessdivorce.com/
  • Dec 5

    Another Frozen-Out Minority LLC Member’s Petition for Dissolution Bites the . . . Sushi?

    Another Frozen-Out Minority LLC Member’s Petition for Dissolution Bites the . . . Sushi?
    Brooklyn's newest Commercial Division Justice, Sylvia G. Ash, last month handed down an interesting decision denying a petition for judicial dissolution of an LLC brought by a 25% member alleging freeze-out. Catch up with the latest…
  • Nov 28

    She’s a Tie-Breaker, She’s a Risk Taker

    She’s a Tie-Breaker, She’s a Risk Taker
    A recent decision by Justice Martin Ritholtz addresses a novel claim by one of two 50% LLC members for breach of fiduciary duty by a non-member designated by the operating agreement as tie-breaker to resolve member deadlock. It's in this…
  • Nov 21

    Court Finds No Breach of Operating Agreement, No Basis to Enjoin LLC Freeze-Out Merger

    Court Finds No Breach of Operating Agreement, No Basis to Enjoin LLC Freeze-Out Merger
    The LLC freeze-out merger has been referred to by one scholar as "hidden statutory expulsion." In a decision last month featured in this week's New York Business Divorce, Manhattan Commercial Division Justice Charles Ramos refused to enjoin a…
Rank this Week: 777

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/
  • Dec 5

    CAL Supremes Reverse Previous Appellate Cases, Rule In Favor Of Plaintiffs In “Take-Home” Exposure Asbestos Case

    CAL Supremes Reverse Previous Appellate Cases, Rule In Favor Of Plaintiffs In “Take-Home” Exposure Asbestos Case
    So as not to bury the lede, here’s the short version: Last week, the California Supreme Court overruled two recent Court of Appeals decisions to hold that a company can be held liable for negligence liability when it exposes an...
  • Nov 30

    What Makes a Mediation Successful?

    What Makes a Mediation Successful?
    For the past seven months, CalBizLit, operating under the birth name Bruce Nye, has been regularly serving as a mediator in Northern California. With this peacemaking experience, and after a decades-long history of participating in mediations…
  • Nov 18

    The New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Part 6

    The New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Part 6
    Safe Harbor Environmental Exposure Warnings Californians are used to seeing Proposition 65 warning signs at the doorway of every commercial building, warning them about potential exposures to chemicals. Under the new regulations, however, the…
Rank this Week: 947

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 4

    Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process under the Bankruptcy Code: Relevant Provisions Notified

    Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process under the Bankruptcy Code: Relevant Provisions Notified
    [The following guest post is contributed by Shikha Bansal, under the aegis of Vinod Kothari & Company. She can be contacted at Shikhabansal2610@gmail.com]The Ministry of Corporate Affairs, by way of Notification no. S.O. 3594(E) dated 30…
  • Dec 4

    Comparative Paper on Corporate Purpose

    Comparative Paper on Corporate Purpose
    Professor Afra Afsharipour has posted on SSRN a paper titled “Redefining Corporate Purpose: An International Perspective”, the abstract of which is as follows:Over the past decade, corporate law in India has begun a reform journey…
  • Dec 4

    Protection of Financial Consumers under the Indian Financial Code

    Protection of Financial Consumers under the Indian Financial Code
    [The following guest post is contributed by Sharada Krishnamurthy, LLM student, National University of Singapore and Gokul Ashok Thampi, final year BSL LLB student, ILS Law College, Pune]IntroductionExisting financial regulation in India has…
Rank this Week: 797

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/
  • Dec 4

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Dec. 4, 2016)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Dec. 4, 2016)
    .@PeterBoettke & @ccoyne1 on "How Don Lavoie Changed the Debate about Socialism and Central Planning" https://t.co/carxShfT2f #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) November 29, 2016 Is it fair to say the same folks who…
  • Dec 3

    An object lesson in the perils of private enforcement

    An object lesson in the perils of private enforcement
    There are always policy questions about the degree to which public regulation should be enforced by government actors, by private actors, or by a combination of both. In securities law, for example, striking the right balance is a perennial…
  • Dec 2

    Faith and Work in Universitie

    Faith and Work in Universitie
    Earlier, I focused on the faith and work movement in churches, and I plan to add to that post over coming weeks. In this post, I will start aggregating information on faith and work in universities. I plan to list...
Rank this Week: 285

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

Covers business law. By Law Offices of Tony T. Liu.

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 4

    Hold the Mayo: Vegan Food Company Faces Claims it Fraudulently Boosted Sales Number

    Hold the Mayo: Vegan Food Company Faces Claims it Fraudulently Boosted Sales Number
    New companies seeking investment and funding are under a lot of pressure to show success. One such company is facing an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to see if it tried to boost its sales numbers by hiring…
  • Nov 28

    Trade Secrets Litigation: How Should The Case Be Resolved?

    Trade Secrets Litigation: How Should The Case Be Resolved?
    Trade secrets are the life blood of a business. They can be marketing plans, customer lists or product designs. Because they have value sometimes they are stolen often by an ex-employee or business associate. This theft can be seen as…
  • Nov 21

    Physicist Resolves Insider Trading Charges Involving Santa Clara Company

    Physicist Resolves Insider Trading Charges Involving Santa Clara Company
    If you hear the term “insider trading” you may think about corporate big wigs sneaking off and secretly buying or selling stocks to cash in on inside information. That scenario happens but there’s a wide range of people who…
Rank this Week: 1230

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

Swiss blawg covering a broad range of Swiss and international laws.

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 2696

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
  • Dec 4

    Keep this Beer Away from Lederhosen and KFC

    Keep this Beer Away from Lederhosen and KFC
    Right there on the label of this beer, almost every part of it, Austin Beerworks makes it clear that you should proceed with maximum caution. You should not even think about consuming this beer with KFC, while wearing lederhosen, or while…
  • Nov 11

    Colors: In Alcohol Beverage

    Colors: In Alcohol Beverage
    When was the last time you tried TTB’s Formulas Online (FONL) system? It continues to change every few months, since its inception a few years ago. When I went to use it earlier this week I was struck by how much information TTB is…
  • Nov 1

    What’s New at Moonshine U.?

    What’s New at Moonshine U.?
    The latest issue of Beverage Master just came in last week. It is the October-November issue and has a fine article about Moonshine University, if I may say so myself. A small excerpt is below, and you can find the entire article, and indeed…
Rank this Week: 4305

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 4

    Lessons from being hacked.

    Lessons from being hacked.
    Criminals are smarter than I am.Criminals are more dedicated to their jobs than I am--and I'm pretty darn dedicated.Computers can be used for E-VIL as well as for good.I have very smart, computer-savvy friends.People who have been hacked…
  • Nov 28

    I love the First Amendment (and I can still deplore hateful speech).

    I love the First Amendment (and I can still deplore hateful speech).
    Of course I'm angered and saddened about the increase in hateful speech across campuses (see today's latest story here).  I don't respect the people who say such awful things.  But I respect their right to say them.  Such…
  • Nov 11

    Why I am frustrated with B of A.

    Why I am frustrated with B of A.
    In October, a B of A ATM ate a check that I was depositing.  I called Customer Service, and B of A  gave me a credit for the check while it was investigating what had happened.  (That was the last good part of this…
Rank this Week: 899

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

Covers New Jersey business, labor and employment, estate planning and consumer law. By McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 3

    New Jersey’s Civil Service Appeal

    New Jersey’s Civil Service Appeal
    Our employment law attorneys represent government employees in New Jersey Civil Service appeals. One of the most criticized but least understood areas of New Jersey employment law is the Civil Service System.  Employers complain that New…
  • Dec 1

    New Jersey Formation: Choosing the Optimal Structure: LLC or S Corporation?

    New Jersey Formation: Choosing the Optimal Structure: LLC or S Corporation?
    It is important to consider certain essential factors when choosing which type of business entity for your new business.  In order to reach your goals and find the best fit for your company, you should consider protection from liability,…
  • Nov 28

    Changes to New Jersey Estate Tax

    Changes to New Jersey Estate Tax
    The New Jersey Estate Tax is being phased out beginning with residents dying on or after January 1, 2017.  Governor Christie signed a new law [1], the new tax laws reduce the estate tax for resident decedent’s dying in 2017 by…
Rank this Week: 1255

AMS Counsel Blawg

AMS Counsel Blawg

Covers business law, employment agreements, and start-up considerations. By Anne Marie Segal.

http://annemariesegal.com/
Rank this Week: 3634

Law Blog

Law Blog

A blog of legal issues and discussions. By Sean R. Hanover.

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 3

    What the HECK!? A story of co-worker harassment gone wild

    What the HECK!? A story of co-worker harassment gone wild
    Sometimes, conflicts spin out of control, and can get disruptive and even dangerous. Image from http://quotesgram.com/img/avoid-conflict-quotes-funny/3303875/What happens when you work with a person that goes off the rails? Do you have to…
  • Dec 2

    BDSM and public lewdness in front of children. WHAT!?

    BDSM and public lewdness in front of children. WHAT!?
    Every once in awhile, we get a wing-dinger of a question. This rates right of up there! However, it does bring into question what constitutes free speech, and what constitutes lewd conduct. The question: Let's say that you are into the…
  • Nov 20

    I want to get money from my abuser -- can I make him pay if I get a protective order against him?

    I want to get money from my abuser -- can I make him pay if I get a protective order against him?
    We don't usually get questions about prosecuting domestic abuse issues -- most people hire us to defend them against accusations! However, I did receive a question recently from a potential client who wanted to know more about what could be…
Rank this Week: 2308

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/
  • Dec 2

    McDonald’s Makes Legal Settlement with Franchise Employee

    McDonald’s Makes Legal Settlement with Franchise Employee
    The question of whether or not a franchisor is a joint employer of the workers at a franchisee’s location was at the heart of a class action lawsuit in California. In the federal case, the judge ruled that a franchisor could be held…
  • Nov 23

    Happy Thanksgiving from Sylvester Oppenheim & Linde

    Happy Thanksgiving from Sylvester Oppenheim & Linde
    We at Sylvester Oppenheim & Linde would like to take a moment to wish our clients, family and friends (including our blog readers), a very joyous and happy Thanksgiving. Whether you are celebrating with a small gathering, or preparing…
  • Nov 18

    Lawsuit 101: Understanding the Litigation Proce

    Lawsuit 101: Understanding the Litigation Proce
    We regularly receive requests to explain the process of litigation, which we always communicate (using dialog NOT monologue) to prospective clients during our initial consultation. We hope you will find our lawsuit synopsis helpful.....
Rank this Week: 1063

Property Casualty Focus

Property Casualty Focus

Focused on legal developments in the property-casualty industry. By Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://propertycasualtyfocus.com/
  • Dec 2

    Florida Supreme Court Decides that Concurrent Causes Equal Coverage

    Florida Supreme Court Decides that Concurrent Causes Equal Coverage
    It’s said that “defeat is an orphan,” but insurable losses often have multiple, concurrent causes. In some cases, one or more of those causes might be outside the scope of coverage, either by omission or exclusion. In…
  • Dec 1

    Ask the Public Adjustor: Covering Life with Wisdom*

    Ask the Public Adjustor: Covering Life with Wisdom*
    Dear Public Adjustor: I’m often proud of my dad, like when he stood up to the PTA about The Catcher in the Rye. But lately he has me worried. He’s sacrificed an entire season’s corn crop to build a ballfield in the middle of…
  • Nov 18

    Title Bout: Second Circuit Limits Parties’ Control Over Construction Of Policie

    Title Bout: Second Circuit Limits Parties’ Control Over Construction Of Policie
    Like other contracts, insurance policies are divided into parts, and most of the parts appear under headings or captions. A separate contract term (known as a “titles clause” or a “headings clause”) sometimes specifies…
Rank this Week: 2008

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
Rank this Week: 4801

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

Covers issues that concern business entities, taxation, and employment law. By Parsonage Vandenack Williams LLC.

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Dec 2

    The Saga Continues: The DOL Appeals the Court’s Ruling Halting The New Overtime Rule

    The Saga Continues: The DOL Appeals the Court’s Ruling Halting The New Overtime Rule
    In the latest chapter in the ongoing saga of the newly revised (and currently halted) overtime rules, on December 1, the Department of Labor appealed the lower court’s ruling to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.…
  • Nov 28

    NEW OVERTIME RULES TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED

    NEW OVERTIME RULES TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
    For employers preparing to comply with the new salary exemption regulations, designated to start on December 1, 2016, the new rules have been temporarily suspended. The new regulation would have increased the minimum salary required to…
  • Nov 22

    Preparing for January 31st Deadline to File W-2

    Preparing for January 31st Deadline to File W-2
    Effective for wages paid in 2016, recent federal law requires employers to file W-2s with the Social Security Administration by January 31,, 2017.  Employers are familiar with the January 31st deadline for providing copies of the W-2s to…
Rank this Week: 2354

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/
  • Dec 2

    IP Law Basics Part 3 – Trademark

    IP Law Basics Part 3 – Trademark
    This is part three of a four-part series on the basics of intellectual property law. The goal of this series is to provide individuals and business owners with a primer on the different types of intellectual property in the United States,…
  • Nov 30

    IP Law Basics Part 2 – Patents and Trade Secret

    IP Law Basics Part 2 – Patents and Trade Secret
    This is part two of a four-part series on the basics of intellectual property law. The goal of this series is to provide individuals and business owners with a primer on the different types of intellectual property in the United States,…
  • Nov 29

    IP Law Basics Part 1 – What is Intellectual Property?

    IP Law Basics Part 1 – What is Intellectual Property?
    You may have heard the term “intellectual property” (IP for short), but do you know what intellectual property is? The World Intellectual Property Organization defines intellectual property as “creations of the mind, such as…
Rank this Week: 4759

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: 2418

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/
  • Dec 2

    E-Commerce – How do I do Business Online?

    E-Commerce – How do I do Business Online?
    Businesses are moving away from the traditional storefront and are instead setting up shop online. Both the internet and apps connect individuals across the globe, providing businesses with greater and more innovative ways to reach new…
  • Nov 25

    The US Patent Proce

    The US Patent Proce
    Applying for a patent can be complex and time-consuming. People who aren’t familiar with the process can run into hurdles that lead to delays and higher costs. If you’re thinking about applying for a patent, here are a few…
  • Nov 18

    Bankruptcy: Is my LLC’s Operating Agreement an Executory Contract?

    Bankruptcy: Is my LLC’s Operating Agreement an Executory Contract?
    What happens to an LLC member’s membership interest in the LLC if the member files bankruptcy? How does the member’s (the debtor) bankruptcy filing impact the LLC and its other members? Does the bankruptcy trustee (or the debtor…
Rank this Week: 3188