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The Virtual Attorney Blog

The Virtual Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and business law. By Michael Brennan.

http://thevirtualattorney.com/blog
  • Sep 30

    New Overtime Rules Set to Affect Many Small Businesse

    New Overtime Rules Set to Affect Many Small Businesse
    Overtime protections were first put into place by the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, and established the general standard that workers be paid time-and-a-half for any hours worked over 40 hours in a week.  In general, all hourly…
  • Aug 30

    Unpaid Interns-- Ideal but Risky for Business Owner

    Unpaid Interns-- Ideal but Risky for Business Owner
    An ever-popular method for small businesses to acquire some extra—albeit temporary—hands on deck is to hire interns. Typically college students with similar career aspirations are eager to gain some real life experience, or at…
  • Jul 25

    Employee or Independent Contractor? Misclassification Can Be Costly

    Employee or Independent Contractor? Misclassification Can Be Costly
    The prospect of hiring workers, while exciting, can be intimidating to new business owners, Employment law can be a confusing and time-consuming minefield, and the consequences of making a mistake can range from costly to financially…
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Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 9

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: 10

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 27

    A Partition Referee Can Help Make Breaking Up Real Estate Ownership Easier

    A Partition Referee Can Help Make Breaking Up Real Estate Ownership Easier
    If you are a part owner of a piece of real estate you may have disagreements with your fellow owners about what should be done with it. If these disagreements are serious enough the best option may be to sell the property and the owners can…
  • Sep 20

    Orange County’s Housing Market Continues to Warm Up

    Orange County’s Housing Market Continues to Warm Up
    The Orange County housing market continues to do well for sellers, buyers not so much. The Orange County Register reports that for the 22 business days ending February 9 the county’s median selling residential home price was $620,000,…
  • Sep 6

    Delaware Judge Overrules Corporate Board, Decides Price for Corporate Buyout

    Delaware Judge Overrules Corporate Board, Decides Price for Corporate Buyout
    Normally a judge will not get involved in the sale of the business as long as there was no fraud and there was fair dealing with the purchase. In May the Delaware Court of Chancery did something out of the ordinary in a decision with…
Rank this Week: 2601

Vann & Sheridan Blog

Vann & Sheridan Blog

Focuses on construction and business law, commercial creditor's rights and estate planning.

http://vannattorneys.com/category/blog/
  • Sep 27

    Webinar: Three Takeaways for Business Litigation

    Webinar: Three Takeaways for Business Litigation
    Business litigation in today’s society is commonplace.  Learn how to best position your business in preparing for litigation.  What steps will put your company in the best position possible?  Learn 3 takeaways to help…
  • Sep 27

    Webinar: Three Lien/Bond Claim Strategies to Protect Your Busine

    Webinar: Three Lien/Bond Claim Strategies to Protect Your Busine
    Learn 3 Strategies to improve your lien and/or payment bond claim procedures. We will discuss steps and strategies to help you protect your business using claim of liens and payment bond claims. What lessons can you learn from others who have…
  • Aug 15

    Webinar: 2016 Drone (UAS) Law Update

    Webinar: 2016 Drone (UAS) Law Update
    UAS Law has been updated and will affect North Carolina businesses. We will discuss updates from the FAA, state laws, and what you need to know today about unmanned aircraft systems.Read More The post Webinar: 2016 Drone (UAS) Law Update…
Rank this Week: 4555

Blog: News & Legal Articles from…

Blog: News & Legal Articles from Our Team

By Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt, P.C.

http://www.ds-l.com/blog/
  • Sep 27

    PA 2017 Tax Amnesty Program

    PA 2017 Tax Amnesty Program
    What is the Pennsylvania tax amnesty program? Tax amnesty  is a program where taxpayers (businesses and individuals) who owe outstanding taxes can settle with the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue (“Department”) by paying…
  • Sep 14

    Hire the Right Lawyer for your Case

    Hire the Right Lawyer for your Case
    If you are reading this then one of two things have probably happened.  You have a business relationship with another person or entity that is taking advantage of you and you need to change it immediately.   You were just served…
  • Jul 26

    Dangers in Your Commercial Lease- Court Decision Highlights Confession of Judgment Clause

    Dangers in Your Commercial Lease- Court Decision Highlights Confession of Judgment Clause
    A recent court decision from the Philadelphia Courts should cause anyone with a commercial lease to review their contracts.  The issue in this case required the court to determine if a confession of judgment clause in a commercial lease…
Rank this Week: 4508

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/
  • Sep 27

    Beware of Legal Forms Obtained Online

    Beware of Legal Forms Obtained Online
    The Internet is an amazing tool where you can find information on almost anything. Last week, I, Matt Landis, learned how to fix a running toilet by googling it. I searched for “how to fix a running toilet” then watched a YouTube…
  • Sep 26

    Coworking Provides a Valuable Alternative to Commercial Office Space, Working From Home

    Coworking Provides a Valuable Alternative to Commercial Office Space, Working From Home
    You’ve started a business and are exploring options for renting office space. Maybe you’ve even reviewed a few commercial leases, but are hesitant to pull the trigger on a long term lease. Perhaps you work from home and have a…
  • Sep 21

    Social Media Evidence in Court: Part I – How Do You Capture it?

    Social Media Evidence in Court: Part I – How Do You Capture it?
    I recently had an opportunity to speak to the Lancaster Area Paralegal Association at its Second Annual Civil Conference regarding practical tips for using of social media evidence in court. One of the issues I was asked to address was the…
Rank this Week: 847

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Sep 27

    Insider trading and political corruption

    Insider trading and political corruption
    My friend and UCLAW colleague Sung Hui Kim has written extensively about why we should think of insider trading as a form of corruption, in articles such as The Last Temptation of Congress:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Sep 27

    What's life as a corporate lawyer like?

    What's life as a corporate lawyer like?
    Interesting podcast. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sep 27

    Overview of benefit corporation law

    Overview of benefit corporation law
    By Mark Loewenstein: Highly recommended. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 339

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Sep 27

    The NCAA and the Rule of Reason

    The NCAA and the Rule of Reason
    Herb Hovenkamp, Iowa ponders The NCAA and the Rule of Reason. ABSTRACT: This brief essay considers the use of antitrust’s rule of reason in assessing challenges to rule making by the NCAA. In particular, it looks at the O’Bannon case,...
  • Sep 27

    Abuse of Market Power: The End of 'Make-Believe' Analysis?

    Abuse of Market Power: The End of 'Make-Believe' Analysis?
    Donal Curtin, Economics New Zealand Ltd asks Abuse of Market Power: The End of 'Make-Believe' Analysis? ABSTRACT: This paper argues that the New Zealand legislation against abuse of market power, and subsequent jurisprudence, is ineffective…
  • Sep 27

    Interlocking Directorates and Anti-Competitive Risks: An Enforcement Gap in Europe?

    Interlocking Directorates and Anti-Competitive Risks: An Enforcement Gap in Europe?
    Florence Thepot, University of Glasgow; Droit & Croissance (Rules for Growth), Florian Hugon, Droit & Croissance (Rules for Growth), and Mathieu Luinaud, Droit & Croissance (Rules for Growth) ask Interlocking Directorates and…
Rank this Week: 33

Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

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

http://www.tiltingthescales.com/
  • Sep 27

    Do I Owe Income Taxes When I Rent Out My Home?

    Do I Owe Income Taxes When I Rent Out My Home?
    Over the summer, Brad Bevos’ company relocated him from Austin to Springfield, Illinois. A University of Texas alum and huge Longhorn football fan, the move bummed Brad because he won’t be able to attend home games this…
  • Sep 27

    Successfully Selling Your Business: 4 Tips – No Matter the Buyer

    Successfully Selling Your Business: 4 Tips – No Matter the Buyer
    Among the growing number of business owners looking to sell their business, JR and Sue Ellen Pawlenty are in the market to sell their company Pawlenty Energy. Recently Tilting the Scales highlighted Successfully Selling Your…
  • Aug 30

    Personal Guaranties: What? Me Worry?

    Personal Guaranties: What? Me Worry?
    Franklin, a Senior at Fraternal State, is finally moving off campus to his own apartment with four of his buddies. Before Owen Ohner, the landlord, will approve their lease, he requires a personal guaranty from all the parents. The…
Rank this Week: 4089

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Sep 27

    Post Debate Campaign Contributions and the SEC

    Post Debate Campaign Contributions and the SEC
    With the first of the presidential debates over, I thought it would be a good time to refresh myself on the SEC’s limits on political campaign donations by investment advisers. SEC Rule 206(4)-5 was put in place to limit…
  • Sep 27

    Personal Benefit in Insider Trading

    Personal Benefit in Insider Trading
    While Mr. Cooperman was accused of making millions on insider trading. Sheren Tsai made $23,914.41 on her illegal trades. The relatively small amount of the gains caught my eye in the press release, but a particular line in the pleadings made…
  • Sep 26

    Is Cooperman The New Cuban?

    Is Cooperman The New Cuban?
    The Securities and Exchange Commission brought charges against Mark Cuban for insider trading. The SEC claimed he was an insider based his status as a big shareholder in the company or that he had agreed to not trade on material…
Rank this Week: 391

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Sep 27

    Types of Discovery in Civil Litigation Case

    Types of Discovery in Civil Litigation Case
    If a civil case cannot be prevented at the outset, it may end up going to trial. This means one party files a complaint with a court of proper jurisdiction. After the complaint is filed, the other party then has the opportunity to file,…
  • Sep 23

    The Term Provision of a Lease Agreement

    The Term Provision of a Lease Agreement
    Whether you are a tenant or a landlord, drafting a lease agreement is an important part of the renting process. To be successful and to avoid future headaches, you need to understand the Term Provision of a lease agreement and how to…
  • Sep 20

    Understanding Contract Recitals, Covenants, Representations, and Warrantie

    Understanding Contract Recitals, Covenants, Representations, and Warrantie
    A contract is a binding agreement between parties, which can be enforced if one party fails to fulfill his promise. A contract may contain numerous sections and provisions, but not all of them are promises. So what are these provisions and…
Rank this Week: 503

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 27

    It's false advertising, Charlie Brown!

    It's false advertising, Charlie Brown!
    Consider this story about "canned pumpkin" actually being squash.  False advertising, even if compliant with FDA regulations?http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Sep 27

    Star Trek, fan films and transformative use

    Star Trek, fan films and transformative use
    I have a conversation with Henry Jenkins on these topics up at his blog.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Sep 26

    Advertiser's self-voting on positive reviews as "helpful" may be false advertising

    Advertiser's self-voting on positive reviews as "helpful" may be false advertising
    Vitamins Online, Inc. v. HeartWise, Inc., 2016 WL 5106990, No. 13-CV-982 (D. Utah Sept. 19, 2016)Following up on its previous opinion, the court rules again about the possible falsity of reviews posted in exchange for undisclosed gifts of the…
Rank this Week: 366

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/
  • Sep 27

    GAO’s Task Order Protest Jurisdiction Ends September 30, 2016

    GAO’s Task Order Protest Jurisdiction Ends September 30, 2016
    After September 30, 2016, unsuccessful offerors will lose the ability to challenge some task order awards issued by civilian agencies. With the House of Representatives and Senate at odds over the extent to which task orders should be…
  • Sep 26

    Thank You, Huntsville!

    Thank You, Huntsville!
    I am back in Lawrence after a great trip to Huntsville, Alabama, where I spoke at the Redstone Edge Conference.  My presentation focused on the recent major developments in small business contracting, including the changes to the…
  • Sep 26

    DoD Mentor-Protege Program: Major Changes Proposed

    DoD Mentor-Protege Program: Major Changes Proposed
    The Department of Defense is proposing a major overhaul of the regulations governing its “pilot” mentor-protege program for small businesses. The proposed rule, which was published in the Federal Register on September 23, 2016,…
Rank this Week: 984

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
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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
  • Sep 27

    The Federal Reserve’s De-Risking of Merchant Banking and Commodities Activitie

    The Federal Reserve’s De-Risking of Merchant Banking and Commodities Activitie
    On September 8, 2016, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued the…
  • Sep 27

    Costs and Benefits of Concentrated Ownership and Control

    Costs and Benefits of Concentrated Ownership and Control
    Corporate ownership structure with a controlling shareholder is prevalent throughout the world. According to one study, more than two-thirds of all publicly-traded companies in East Asia have a controlling shareholder. Even in the US, not…
  • Sep 27

    Political Connections and the Informativeness of Insider Trade

    Political Connections and the Informativeness of Insider Trade
    Our paper examines the relation between political connections and informed trading by corporate insiders within the context of the 2007-2009 Financial Crisis. The unprecedented magnitude of government intervention during the Financial Crisis,…
Rank this Week: 726

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/
  • Sep 27

    The New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Part 3

    The New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Part 3
    In our last post, we looked at the new, general regulations for consumer product warnings under Proposition 65. There are also new warning regulations for specific types of product, and we start looking at them today. Product-Specific Warning…
  • Sep 20

    The New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Part 2

    The New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Part 2
    In our last post, we gave a summary of some of the changes to OEHHA's regulations setting out requirements for Proposition 65 warnings that will be deemed "clear and reasonable." Today, we look at the new provisions which generally apply...
  • Sep 16

    New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations, Part 1

    New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations, Part 1
    For many years, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment ("OEHHA"), the lead agency for Proposition 65, has had enabling regulations intended to provide "safe harbor" warnings, that would be automatically deemed "clear and…
Rank this Week: 2435

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/
  • Sep 27

    Fee Award Denied to Litigation Funding Firm

    Fee Award Denied to Litigation Funding Firm
    The Court of Chancery recently denied a fee award to a litigation funding firm in the decision of Judy v. Preferred Communication Systems, Inc., C.A. No. 4662-VCL (Del. Ch. Sept. 19, 2016).  There, Vice Chancellor Laster denied an…
  • Sep 1

    Chancery Denies Inspection Rights to Board Member Seeking to Compete With Company

    Chancery Denies Inspection Rights to Board Member Seeking to Compete With Company
    Directors of companies generally have broad and unfettered rights to inspect the corporate records in order to fulfill their fiduciary duties owed to the company and its stockholders.  However, that right is not without limits. …
  • Sep 1

    Books and Records Claim Denied for Alleged Wrongdoing When Defense Existed

    Books and Records Claim Denied for Alleged Wrongdoing When Defense Existed
    As discussed in prior posts, in order to prevail in a books and records inspection action, the petitioning party must demonstrate a “proper purpose” for making such demand.  Moreover, when the purpose is to investigate…
Rank this Week: 1765

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Sep 27

    Business Cases to Watch on U.S. Supreme Court’s Docket

    Business Cases to Watch on U.S. Supreme Court’s Docket
    September also means the end of summer break for the U.S. Supreme Court. When the justices return to the bench for the October 2016 Term, they will consider a number of key commercial law issues. This post offers a brief summary of several…
  • Aug 17

    Are Employee Breaks Mandated by New Jersey Law?

    Are Employee Breaks Mandated by New Jersey Law?
    Are you required to provide employee breaks? Both employers and employees alike are often surprised to learn that federal employment laws do not require employers to set specific intervals or even make time for employees to take work breaks…
  • Aug 2

    SEC Adopts New Rules for Administrative Proceeding

    SEC Adopts New Rules for Administrative Proceeding
    What You Need to Know about the SEC’s New Rules for Administrative Proceedings The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently adopted several amendments to its rules of practice governing administrative proceedings. According to…
Rank this Week: 403

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/
  • Sep 27

    Tomorrow’s Webcast: “Middle Market Deals – If I Had Only Known”

    Tomorrow’s Webcast: “Middle Market Deals – If I Had Only Known”
    Tune in tomorrow for the webcast – “Middle Market Deals: If I Had Only Known” – to hear Joe Feldman of Joseph Feldman Associates talk about how to best avoid post-closing deal surprises for a mid-market deal. Please…
  • Sep 22

    Disclosure-Only Settlements After Trulia

    Disclosure-Only Settlements After Trulia
    This blog from Anthony Rickey of Margrave Law reports on his survey of post-Trulia disclosure-only settlements in Delaware and other jurisdictions – and the results may come as a bit of a surprise: The Walgreen decision has…
  • Sep 21

    Due Diligence: Don’t Overlook FCC Licenses!

    Due Diligence: Don’t Overlook FCC Licenses!
    This Davis Wright memo reminds buyers not to overlook FCC licenses in their due diligence investigations – even in deals that don’t involve telecom companies: All sorts of non-telecommunications companies – energy…
Rank this Week: 1912

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Sep 27

    Cybersecurity Disclosures: Not Happening Much in SEC Filing

    Cybersecurity Disclosures: Not Happening Much in SEC Filing
    Here’s an excerpt from this “D&O Diary Blog” about how few companies are disclosing cybersecurity & data breach incidents in their SEC filings (which could be a concern for investors – and for D&O…
  • Sep 26

    Life as a Corporate Lawyer: Brink Dickerson

    Life as a Corporate Lawyer: Brink Dickerson
    I had a lot of fun taping this 36-minute podcast with Brink Dickerson of Troutman Sanders. I’m still chuckling over Brink’s response to my query about “least favorite tasks” (starting at the 23:45 mark). I highly…
  • Sep 23

    Corp Fin: New CDI on 401(k) Broker Window

    Corp Fin: New CDI on 401(k) Broker Window
    Yesterday, Corp Fin issued this new “CDI 139.33/126.41” under the Securities Act Section 5/Form S-8 areas – while withdrawing “CDI 239.16/226.15.” The new CDI deals with whether a company-sponsored 401(k) plan…
Rank this Week: 338

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/
  • Sep 27

    California’s Ban On Loans To Directors And Officer

    California’s Ban On Loans To Directors And Officer
    California banned loans to directors and officers decades before Congress thought of doing so as part of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.  Current Corporations Code Section 315 prohibits corporations (defined in Section 162)…
  • Sep 26

    Legislature (Re)Enacts A Maximum De Minimis Finance Lenders Law Exemption

    Legislature (Re)Enacts A Maximum De Minimis Finance Lenders Law Exemption
    The California Finance Lenders Law defines a “finance lender” as anyone that is engaged in the business of making consumer loans or making commercial loans.  Cal. Fin. Code § 22009.  Knowing the definition of…
  • Sep 23

    SEC Overlooks Nevada’s Transfer Agent Licensing Law

    SEC Overlooks Nevada’s Transfer Agent Licensing Law
    Transfer agents provide a number of crucial services, primarily for publicly traded companies.  Among other responsibilities, they maintain ownership records, record security transfers, issue and cancel certificates and distribute…
Rank this Week: 126

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/
  • Sep 26

    More On Salman As The Date For Supreme Court Oral Argument Approaches . . . .

    More On Salman As The Date For Supreme Court Oral Argument Approaches . . . .
    In recent weeks, co-bloggers Ann Lipton and Anne Tucker both have posted on issues relating to the upcoming Supreme Court oral argument in Salman v. U.S. Indeed, this is an important case for the reason they each cite: resolution of...
  • Sep 26

    Diversity & Herstory in the Boardroom

    Diversity & Herstory in the Boardroom
    Fresh from the presidential debate,** I find myself writing about board room diversity.*** Over the 2016 summer, SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White signaled intent to revisit diversity in U.S. boardrooms. In 2009 the SEC adopted a diversity…
  • Sep 26

    RUPA § 404(e) Confusion

    RUPA § 404(e) Confusion
    Every year I teach RUPA (1997) § 404(e), and every year I am confused. That section states that “[a] partner does not violate a duty or obligation under this [Act] or under the partnership agreement merely because the partner’s…
Rank this Week: 328

AG Deal Diary

AG Deal Diary

A collection of insights and analysis on hot topics impacting companies, funds, dealmakers and directors. By Akin Gump.

http://www.akingump.com/en/experience/practices/corporate/ag-deal-diary/index.html
  • Sep 26

    Investigators Continue to Scrutinize Climate Change Disclosure

    Investigators Continue to Scrutinize Climate Change Disclosure
    Critics Claim “Intimidation” Earlier this month, on September 14, 2016, feuding parties gathered before the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology to address the legitimacy of subpoenas sent to the New York and…
  • Sep 25

    Antitrust-Related Recent Developments: Merger Agreement Efforts Subject of Litigation

    Antitrust-Related Recent Developments: Merger Agreement Efforts Subject of Litigation
    In a recent action raising the issue of the nature of a merger party’s obligation to take steps necessary to clear antitrust regulatory hurdles “as promptly as reasonably practicable,” Alere, Inc. sued Abbott Laboratories in…
  • Sep 21

    2016 Pre-Election Political Report

    2016 Pre-Election Political Report
    The Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP 2016 Pre-Election Political Report features updates on key federal policy platforms and perspectives that presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have addressed in their respective…
Rank this Week: 1408

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/
  • Sep 26

    Rushton on Nonprofit Museum

    Rushton on Nonprofit Museum
    Michael J. Rushton (Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs) has posted Should Public and Nonprofit Museums Have Free Admission? on SSRN with the following abstract: A common pricing structure for…
  • Sep 22

    Clinton v. Trump Foundations Under the Tax Law (CNN Op Ed)

    Clinton v. Trump Foundations Under the Tax Law (CNN Op Ed)
    I just wrote this CNN Op Ed comparing the two foundations. It begins: Journalists and commentators across the political spectrum have subjected both the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation and the Donald J. Trump Foundation to a…
  • Sep 22

    Fei, Hines, Horwitz: Are PILOTs Property Taxes for Nonprofits?

    Fei, Hines, Horwitz: Are PILOTs Property Taxes for Nonprofits?
    Fan Fei (Michigan), James R. Hines Jr. (Michigan), and Jill R. Horwitz (UCLA) have published Are PILOTs Property Taxes for Nonprofits?, 94 Journal of Urban Economics 109 (2016). This is a significantly revised version of the paper with the…
Rank this Week: 4181

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Sep 26

    The Continuing Question of Morrison’s Applicability to ADR Transaction

    The Continuing Question of Morrison’s Applicability to ADR Transaction
    One of the practical effects of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Morrison v. National Australia Bank is that, as a result of the decision, it is more difficult to bring a class action in a U.S. court under the U.S. securities…
  • Sep 25

    D&O Insurance: Consent Judgment Including Covenant Not to Execute Constitutes “Loss”

    D&O Insurance: Consent Judgment Including Covenant Not to Execute Constitutes “Loss”
    In order to try to resolve litigation pending against them, policyholders sometimes enter a settlement in which they agree to the entry of a consent judgment against them and to the assignment to the claimants of their rights under their…
  • Sep 22

    Guest Post: Ninth Circuit Clarifies What Might Trigger SOX 304 Disgorgement

    Guest Post: Ninth Circuit Clarifies What Might Trigger SOX 304 Disgorgement
    Among the many issues arising under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act are questions surrounding disgorgement under Section 304, particularly questions concerning what actions and whose actions might trigger disgorgement. In the following guest post,…
Rank this Week: 408

Legal Update

Legal Update

Covers real estate law and business law. By Peter Moulinos.

http://www.moulinos.com/category/legal-update-peter-moulinos/
Rank this Week: 632

Western Canada Business Litigation…

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

Covers issues emerging in the legal and business communities. By Lawson Lundell LLP.

http://www.westerncanadabusinesslitigationblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    Ledcor Decision Considers Standard of Review and Insurance Policy Exclusion Clause

    Ledcor Decision Considers Standard of Review and Insurance Policy Exclusion Clause
    On September 15, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada (the “SCC) released its decision in Ledcor Construction Ltd. v Northbridge Indemnity Insurance (2016 SCC 37). In its decision, the Court considered the appropriate standard of review…
  • Aug 4

    New Real Estate Tax Leads to Collapsed Deal

    New Real Estate Tax Leads to Collapsed Deal
    The provincial government’s new 15 per cent tax on foreign purchasers of residential property is the talk of the town in Metro Vancouver.  While many local residents have spent the last several days debating about the likely effect…
  • Jun 14

    Supreme Court safeguards solicitor-client privilege from requests under the Income Tax Act

    Supreme Court safeguards solicitor-client privilege from requests under the Income Tax Act
    In companion cases released on June 3, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada (the “SCC”) confirmed the central importance of solicitor-client privilege to the rule of law in Canada. In Canada (National Revenue) v. Thompson, 2016 SCC…
Rank this Week: 936

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

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

http://blog.kir.com/
  • Sep 26

    My Favorite Arnold Palmer Story

    My Favorite Arnold Palmer Story
    Arnold Palmer, one of the iconic figures of our time, died on Sunday at the age of 87. Palmer’s story is truly remarkable. Charismatic and dashing, Arnie burst on to the national scene in the mid-1950’s just as the age ……
  • Jan 27

    The Astrodome as a . . . garage?

    The Astrodome as a . . . garage?
    Really? This is what over a decade of Astrodome redevelopment plans have come to? The Astrogarage? That’s not exactly the stuff of grand legacies. So, here is my unsolicited advice for County leaders. Rather than continuing to waste…
  • Jan 7

    A Day in the Life of a Texas Neurosurgeon

    A Day in the Life of a Texas Neurosurgeon
Rank this Week: 798

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Sep 26

    The Unconventional Career Path of Jockey’s GC

    The Unconventional Career Path of Jockey’s GC
    As the SVP of human resources, general counsel and secretary of Jockey International, Mark Jaeger is right where he wants to be in his career. Growing up in the Chicago suburbs, Jaeger was a good student with an interest in business and law.…
  • Sep 24

    10 Tiny Tools To Simplify A Lawyer’s Life

    10 Tiny Tools To Simplify A Lawyer’s Life
    My column this week at Above the Law rounds up 10 Tiny Tools to Simplify A Lawyer’s Life. I cover: ActiveWords. The post 10 Tiny Tools To Simplify A Lawyer’s Life appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
  • Sep 22

    In-House Lawyer Says Firms Risk Losing Work Over Associate Salarie

    In-House Lawyer Says Firms Risk Losing Work Over Associate Salarie
    Elevated first-year associate salaries seem to be the new normal at top law firms, but Michael Ray, Chief Legal Officer of Western Digital Corporation, thinks the new compensation schemes are “largely unsustainable.”…
Rank this Week: 523

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
  • Sep 26

    TAXPAYERS KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: IRS Will Begin Using Private Debt Collection Agencies To Collect Old Tax Debt

    TAXPAYERS KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: IRS Will Begin Using Private Debt Collection Agencies To Collect Old Tax Debt
    The Internal Revenue Service announced it plans to begin private collection of certain overdue federal tax debts next spring and has selected four contractors to implement the new program.The new program was authorized by Congress last…
  • Sep 12

    When Are Job Hunting Expenses Income Tax Deductible ?

    When Are Job Hunting Expenses Income Tax Deductible ?
    If you are looking for a job in the same line of work, you may be able to deduct some of your job search costs. Here are some key tax facts you should know about when searching for a new job:Same Occupation.  Your expenses must be for…
  • Aug 31

    IRS Tax Tips For Gambling Income And Losse

    IRS Tax Tips For Gambling Income And Losse
    Gambling winnings should be reported as income on your tax return.You must itemize deductions to deduct gambling losses, and they can be deducted only up to the amount of any gambling winnings.If you are a casual gambler, these tax tips can…
Rank this Week: 1682

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 1988

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/
Rank this Week: 525

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    How Long Does Florida Probate Take

    How Long Does Florida Probate Take
    One question the most frequent questions our Jacksonville estate planning lawyers receive is how long does a probate case in Florida take? Often the best answer to how long a Florida Probate Case takes is “it depends.”  The…
  • Sep 26

    2016 Amendments to the Florida Probate Rule

    2016 Amendments to the Florida Probate Rule
    This year the Florida Probate Rules Committee has a added a few new rules to the Probate Code. Many of these rules are minor amendments to the old rules or clarifications of previously vague language. The biggest change to the code was the…
  • Sep 23

    Promise To Establish A Trust In The Future

    Promise To Establish A Trust In The Future
    The general rule in estate planning is that if something is not in writing it usually will not be legally valid.  For instance, Florida law requires a Will or trust must be in writing to be effective.  However, one question we often…
Rank this Week: 761

Tennessee Business Litigation…

Tennessee Business Litigation Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.nashvillebusinesslitigationlawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    How Elective Share Works in Tennessee Probate Case

    How Elective Share Works in Tennessee Probate Case
    In Tennessee, either a husband or a wife whose spouse has died has the right to elect to receive, from the deceased’s spouse’s assets, an amount allowed by a Tennessee statute, sometimes called the elective share statute, as…
  • Sep 18

    Court of Appeals of Tennessee Sets Aside Punitive Damages Award Against Insurance Company

    Court of Appeals of Tennessee Sets Aside Punitive Damages Award Against Insurance Company
      In a recent insurance policy case, Lance. v. Owner’s Insurance Company, the Court of Appeals of Tennessee set aside a jury’s award of punitive damages in the amount of $267,500 against Owner’s Insurance Company (a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3254

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

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

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 307

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Sep 26

    How To Get A Debt Collector To Stop Calling – Rely On The Telephone Consumer Protection Act

    How To Get A Debt Collector To Stop Calling – Rely On The Telephone Consumer Protection Act
    While most web pages addressing how to get a debt collector to stop calling focus on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, federal law provides an additional weapon for consumers to stop them from being harassed mercilessly with phone…
  • Sep 22

    Tractor Trailer Accident Insurance Coverage Minimum

    Tractor Trailer Accident Insurance Coverage Minimum
    In North Carolina, every driver operating on our roads must have a minimum of $30,000 in personal injury liability coverage for any one person injured in an at-fault crash and $60,000 if there are multiple persons injured. Regrettably, these…
  • Sep 2

    Obtaining DMV-349 Crash Report

    Obtaining DMV-349 Crash Report
    In Wake County, there are a number of local law enforcement agencies that may come to the scene of a car wreck, including the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. If you are involved in an automobile accident specifically within Raleigh city…
Rank this Week: 4854

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
  • Sep 26

    Cohabitating Couples Need Clear Agreement

    Cohabitating Couples Need Clear Agreement
    Millennials appear to be less likely to marry and more likely to live together. As the Huffington Post explains, “[c]ouples are now more apt to consider cohabitation as their next stage in their relationships before they begin to…
  • Sep 23

    6 Ways to Multitask More Effectively

    6 Ways to Multitask More Effectively
    Many lawyers believe that their productivity gets a boost when they multitask. Sadly, it may be just the opposite. But because multitasking isn’t going away anytime soon, lawyers can learn ways to break bad habits and multitask more…
  • Sep 21

    The Pros and Cons of Requiring Workplace Arbitration

    The Pros and Cons of Requiring Workplace Arbitration
    The following is a guest blog post by Jeffrey D. Polsky, a partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, where he counsels employers on California employment law issues, represents them in litigation, and writes for Fox Rothschild’s California…
Rank this Week: 96

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Sep 26

    Fox Goes to War with Netflix Over Two Programming Executives Who Jumped Ship

    Fox Goes to War with Netflix Over Two Programming Executives Who Jumped Ship
    In a move that suggests that Fox might be feeling the burn of Netflix competition, the network Goliath has recently sued the king of online streaming over hiring of its two programming executives.  In the lawsuit, Fox…
  • Sep 20

    Breaking News: Texas and 20 States Sue the Department of Labor Over the Overtime Rule

    Breaking News: Texas and 20 States Sue the Department of Labor Over the Overtime Rule
    A group of 21 states, including Texas, filed a lawsuit today in the Eastern District of Texas challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime exemption rules that are supposed to go into effect on December 1, 2016,…
  • Aug 14

    The Difference Between Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Restriction

    The Difference Between Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Restriction
    Some states prohibit these restraints in employment contracts completely. Others allow one but not the other. Texas allows both. These restrictions on employees are meant to protect employers’ investment in their…
Rank this Week: 1946

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: 4725

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/
  • Sep 26

    Non-Egregiously Aggrieved Minority Shareholder Can’t Sue for Common-Law Dissolution

    Non-Egregiously Aggrieved Minority Shareholder Can’t Sue for Common-Law Dissolution
    Common-law dissolution requires "egregious" conduct by the majority, but what constitutes egregious conduct? Read this week's New York Business Divorce to find out how one Manhattan judge recently defined it.
  • Sep 19

    Bad Faith Defense Gets Boost in LLC Dissolution Case

    Bad Faith Defense Gets Boost in LLC Dissolution Case
    The bad faith defense has been recognized in close corporation dissolution cases involving both minority shareholder oppression and shareholder deadlock. How about LLC dissolution? This week's New York Business Divorce looks at a recent…
  • Sep 12

    Conflict in the Family-Owned Business: Interview With Professor Benjamin Mean

    Conflict in the Family-Owned Business: Interview With Professor Benjamin Mean
    Business divorce on steroids. That’s how I describe the tenor of litigation that can erupt when members of a family-owned business have a falling out. No one has devoted more scholarship to the challenging intersection of law…
Rank this Week: 1135

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

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

    Announcement: Essay Competition in Corporate Law

    Announcement: Essay Competition in Corporate Law
    [The following announcement is posted on behalf of the Corporate Law Society, National Law University, Jodhpur]Corporate Law Society, National Law University, Jodhpur, is pleased to announce the 1st Pranita Mehta Memorial Essay Competition,…
  • Sep 23

    The Inapplicability of Money Lending Laws to Regulated NBFC

    The Inapplicability of Money Lending Laws to Regulated NBFC
    [The following guest post is contributed by Munmi Phukon, who is a Senior Manager in the Corporate Law Division at Vinod Kothari & Co.]IntroductionIn 2011, a landmark judgment of the Gujarat High Court in Radhe Estate Developers Vs.…
  • Sep 22

    Exempted inter-se transfer amounts to ‘sale’

    Exempted inter-se transfer amounts to ‘sale’
    [The following post is contributed by Supreme Waskar, who is a corporate lawyer in Mumbai]In an earlier post on February 18, 2012, Mr. Umakanth Varottil had discussedthe informal guidance issued by the Securities and Exchange Board of…
Rank this Week: 730

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/
  • Sep 24

    Racial Harassment of Home Owners Civil Suit Settles With Apology and Undisclosed Monetary Payment

    Racial Harassment of Home Owners Civil Suit Settles With Apology and Undisclosed Monetary Payment
    One specific alleged incident included in the complain happened in 2013 when Calliari allegedly drove past Mobley and Powell walking in the street because their neighborhood does not have sidewalks. Calliari allegedly made a U-turn, pulled up…
  • Sep 20

    Uber Cannot Escape Price Fixing Class Action Through Arbitration Agreement New York Federal Judge Rule

    Uber Cannot Escape Price Fixing Class Action Through Arbitration Agreement New York Federal Judge Rule
    According to Uber, the company's terms of service require all disputes to be settled via arbitration. Arbitration was initially created as a way for companies to settle disputes between themselves without crowding the courts with business…
  • Sep 15

    Uber Class Action Settlement Rejected

    Uber Class Action Settlement Rejected
    Judge Chen also pointed out that the drivers ran a greater risk by pursuing the matter in court than Uber because Uber's employment contract includes an arbitration agreement. If the case makes it to the Ninth Circuit Court, there's a chance…
Rank this Week: 164

Investment Law Blog

Investment Law Blog

Covers business, real estate and property law. By Catherine DeBono Holmes of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://www.investmentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1812

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Covers developments in private and public mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. By McCarthy Tetrault.

http://www.canadianmergersacquisitions.com
  • Sep 23

    “Placeholder candidates”: an untested response to advance notice provision

    “Placeholder candidates”: an untested response to advance notice provision
    By Shane C. D'Souza, Deandra L. Schubert and Vanessa Chung Many US and Canadian public companies have implemented so-called advance notice provisions (“ANPs”), bylaws and policies requiring shareholders to provide a company with…
  • Sep 23

    Doing Business in Canada 2016: Read the latest updates to our popular guide

    Doing Business in Canada 2016: Read the latest updates to our popular guide
    By McCarthy Tétrault LLP McCarthy Tétrault’s Doing Business in Canada provides a user-friendly overview of central aspects of the Canadian political and legal systems that are most likely to affect new and established…
  • Aug 9

    Is the Death of Ontario’s Bulk Sales Act upon us? It looks like it may be.

    Is the Death of Ontario’s Bulk Sales Act upon us? It looks like it may be.
    By Ian Mak, Heidi Gordon and Matthew Griffin On June 8, 2016 Bill 218 (the Burden Reduction Act, 2016) passed first reading. The Bill is part of a provincial government initiative to, in part, reduce the regulatory burden on Ontario…
Rank this Week: 3799