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Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    Supreme Court Reinforces Sanctity of a Takeover Offer

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    In what circumstances can a takeover offer, once made, be withdrawn?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

    SEBI accuses statutory auditors for fraud, etc.

    SEBI accuses statutory auditors for fraud, etc.
    SEBI has passed an interim order against various persons which also doubles up as a show cause notice (“SCN”) on the erstwhile statutory auditors (“the Auditors”) of a listed company. The Auditors are asked to show…
  • Feb 21

    The M&A Environment in Brazil - A Guide for Indian Acquirer

    The M&A Environment in Brazil - A Guide for Indian Acquirer
    My learned colleague Rodrigo and I have written an article on the M&A environment in Brazil (from an Indian buyer’s perspective). It is available at http://barandbench.com/viewpoint-ma-environment-brazil-guide-indian-acquirers/and I…
Rank this Week: 700

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: 7

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 12

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Feb 23

    "Hedge Fund Activism as a Conflict of Entrepreneurship"

    "Hedge Fund Activism as a Conflict of Entrepreneurship"
    A new paper by Alessio Paces puts a new and potentially very helpful spin on hedge fund activism (I say potentially only because I'm still thinking through the implications): In my recent article, I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Feb 23

    Revised version of "Interest Group Analysis of Delaware Law" now available

    Revised version of "Interest Group Analysis of Delaware Law" now available
    A substantially revised version of my paper, Interest Group Analysis of Delaware Law: The Corporate Opportunity Doctrine as Case Study (January 5, 2017). UCLA School of Law, Law-Econ Research Paper... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Feb 23

    "Progressive" Corporate Law Redux?

    "Progressive" Corporate Law Redux?
    Christopher Bruner has posted a very interesting paper, Center-Left Politics and Corporate Governance: What Is the 'Progressive' Agenda? (February 15, 2017). Available at SSRN:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full…
Rank this Week: 320

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Five Issues Financial Services Employers Should Monitor Under the Trump Administration

    Five Issues Financial Services Employers Should Monitor Under the Trump Administration
    In the new issue of Take 5, our colleagues examine five employment, labor, and workforce management issues that will continue to be reviewed and remain top of mind for employers under the Trump administration: Change in Labor Landscape Is Not…
Rank this Week: 2971

Classified: The Class Action Blog

Classified: The Class Action Blog

A blog focused on the latest class action developments and trends by the attorneys of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://classifiedclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 2247

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/
  • Feb 23

    Estate Planning for Digital Account

    Estate Planning for Digital Account
    When you think about estate planning, most people think about their physical possessions, their real estate and their financial assets, but in this day and age, you also need to consider your digital assets.   You may have as much…
  • Feb 21

    Recent Decision by New Jersey’s Appellate Division Clarifies Requirements for Rice Notice to Employee Whose Employment May be Terminated

    Recent Decision by New Jersey’s Appellate Division Clarifies Requirements for Rice Notice to Employee Whose Employment May be Terminated
    Our employment attorneys represent New Jersey public sector employees in disputes with their governmental employers.  One area in which we frequently see disputes is the failure to give a “Rice Notice” to employees whose…
  • Jan 25

    Educational Emergency Certificates and their Effect on Tenure

    Educational Emergency Certificates and their Effect on Tenure
    In New Jersey, certifications are generally required for all professional staff members in public schools and other institutions regulated by the New Jersey Department of Education.  There are various types of certificates based on the…
Rank this Week: 3807

UpCounsel Blog

UpCounsel Blog

About making your business leaner, faster and smarter.

https://www.upcounsel.com/blog
  • Feb 23

    5 Steps to Becoming a Kickass Bo

    5 Steps to Becoming a Kickass Bo
    Being a good boss isn’t easy, but it's made easier when you follow Candor, Inc.'s five concrete tips that will help you be both well-liked and competent.
  • Feb 21

    The Critical Trio of Sales Contract Provision

    The Critical Trio of Sales Contract Provision
    UpCounsel attorney Eric Kirkland details three simple steps you can take as a seller to ensure that your sales contract contains the right provisions as well as practical contract mechanics.
  • Feb 16

    What are the Common Terms in a Software Partnership Contract?

    What are the Common Terms in a Software Partnership Contract?
    Software partnership agreements require articulate and precise language in order to be effective. Read on for examples of the common terms in a software partnership agreement and their corresponding clauses.
Rank this Week: 2319

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Feb 23

    Competition Infringements and Procurement Blacklisting

    Competition Infringements and Procurement Blacklisting
    Albert Sanchez-Graells, University of Bristol Law School has written Competition Infringements and Procurement Blacklisting. ABSTRACT: In this article I explore the rules for the blacklisting of competition infringers under relevant EU and UK…
  • Feb 23

    EU Competition Law Analysis of FRAND Dispute

    EU Competition Law Analysis of FRAND Dispute
    Nicolas Petit, U Liege offers a EU Competition Law Analysis of FRAND Disputes. ABSTRACT: This paper describes the degree of obligation created by a FRAND commitment on the holders of a Standard Essential Patent (“SEP”) from an EU…
  • Feb 23

    Call for papers: 12th International Conference on Advances in the Analysis of Competition Policy and Regulation (CRESSE) June 30th to July 2nd 2017

    Call for papers: 12th International Conference on Advances in the Analysis of Competition Policy and Regulation (CRESSE) June 30th to July 2nd 2017
    We invite submissions of papers to the 12th International Conference on Advances in the Analysis of Competition Policy and Regulation (CRESSE) that will take place in the island of Crete, near Heraklion city (GREECE), from June 30th to July…
Rank this Week: 35

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Feb 23

    No Deal, No Exchange of Money or Possession, No Ownership in Elvis Guitar

    No Deal, No Exchange of Money or Possession, No Ownership in Elvis Guitar
    The National Music Museum (“NMM”), located in South Dakota, brought suit against Larry Moss and Robert Johnson asking the court to declare it the legal owner of a Martin D-35 guitar formerly owned by Elvis Presley. Moss and Johnson,…
  • Feb 23

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (February 23, 2017)

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (February 23, 2017)
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days 25 Dec 2016 through 23 Feb 2017 Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 771 Risk and Anxiety: A Theory...
  • Feb 22

    KCON XII Schedule for Saturday, February 25 (Day Two)

    KCON XII Schedule for Saturday, February 25 (Day Two)
    (Post 2 of 2) The Twelfth International Conference on Contracts kicks off this Friday! This year's model of ContractProf Blog's favorite conference, better known as KCON, will be held at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, and yours truly…
Rank this Week: 316

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Feb 23

    10 Tips for Lawyers Taking on Risk

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

    Working From Home Causes More Stre

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

    Words To Avoid When You’re Negotiating A Salary

    Words To Avoid When You’re Negotiating A Salary
    Salary discussions are uncomfortable for many – in-house counsel included.  Before you start negotiating a salary, read on for tips from the author of Fearless Salary Negotiation: “You’re 96% sure that you’re…
Rank this Week: 301

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Feb 23

    Bruner on "Center-Left Politics and Corporate Governance: What Is the 'Progressive' Agenda?"

    Bruner on "Center-Left Politics and Corporate Governance: What Is the 'Progressive' Agenda?"
    Christopher Bruner has posted Center-Left Politics and Corporate Governance: What Is the 'Progressive' Agenda? on SSRN. You can download the paper here. Here is the abstract: For as long as corporations have existed, debates have persisted…
  • Feb 22

    Business Headline

    Business Headline
    Here is a rundown of recent business news headlines: The Yahoo/Verizon deal takes a $350M haircut to compensate for Yahoo data security breaches in 2013 and 2014. The Snapchat parent company, SNAP, scheduled blockbuster IPO ($20-23B) is…
  • Feb 21

    Finally -- Moot Court Meets Transactional Law

    Finally -- Moot Court Meets Transactional Law
    Later this week, I will be on the road to Los Angeles to take one of our teams to a LawMeet Transactional competition. The competition is described as follows: The National Transactional LawMeet is the premier “moot court” experience…
Rank this Week: 755

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

Covers boards of directors, corporate elections, executive compensation, practice insights, legal developments, securities regulation, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sponsored by the HLS Corporate Governance Program.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Feb 23

    Who Bleeds When the Wolves Bite?

    Who Bleeds When the Wolves Bite?
    Leo E. Strine, Jr., Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court, the Austin Wakeman Scott Lecturer on Law and a Senior Fellow of the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance, recently issued an essay that is forthcoming in…
  • Feb 23

    A Broader Perspective on Corporate Governance in Litigation

    A Broader Perspective on Corporate Governance in Litigation
    Corporate governance issues often figure prominently in litigation, but the issues raised typically have a narrow focus. Disputes most often build on the formal legal skeleton of corporate governance created by the state’s…
  • Feb 23

    Related Investing: Corporate Ownership and Capital Mobilization During Early Industrialization

    Related Investing: Corporate Ownership and Capital Mobilization During Early Industrialization
    Family businesses and concentrated ownership have been the norm across time and place. Business historians like Alfred Chandler have noted these patterns with disapproval, attributing the decline of European industrial dominance in part…
Rank this Week: 572

Footnoted

Footnoted

Reports on actionable information in SEC filings.

http://www.footnoted.com/
  • Feb 23

    PG&E’s Filing Of Misery

    PG&E’s Filing Of Misery
    It might be tough to find any company that offered a gloomier set of disclosures than the list of fires, explosions, and legal problems found in PG&E’s latest annual report. None of this seems to be bothering investors.…
  • Feb 8

    On Intuitive Surgical’s trifecta of event

    On Intuitive Surgical’s trifecta of event
    Intuitive Surgical warned about a trifecta of events in its recent 10-K
  • Jan 12

    2016: The year in filing

    2016: The year in filing
    There were 670,00 filings made to the SEC in 2016, with the largest filing over 3,330 pages!
Rank this Week: 2653

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Feb 23

    Whistleblowers: Language for Severance Agreement

    Whistleblowers: Language for Severance Agreement
    As we’ve noted in several prior blogs, in recent months, the SEC’s Division of Enforcement has made a cottage industry out of going after companies with provisions in their standard severance agreements that it…
  • Feb 22

    GCs as Whistleblowers? SOX Trumps Attorney-Client Privilege in Retaliation Case

    GCs as Whistleblowers? SOX Trumps Attorney-Client Privilege in Retaliation Case
    This Baker Donelson memo discusses Wadler v. Bio-Rad Laboratories – a recent whistleblower retaliation case in which a jury awarded a former general counsel $8 million. This case is particularly interesting because…
  • Feb 21

    Earnings Calls: Technical Difficulties – Please Stand By. . .

    Earnings Calls: Technical Difficulties – Please Stand By. . .
    Last week, I blogged about problems retail investors have had with the use of company websites to distribute earnings releases.  Here’s a different type of problem – technical snafus on the earnings call…
Rank this Week: 2387

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

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

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Feb 23

    Activism: Wachtell on Hedge Funds & Other Activist

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

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

    Doing the Right Thing: M&A & The Limits of Contract Right
    This article from Prof. Lawrence Cunningham makes a point that most M&A lawyers probably would agree with – there are often very important parts of a business deal that can’t be completely reduced to…
  • Feb 21

    Antitrust: FTC Merger Remedy Study

    Antitrust: FTC Merger Remedy Study
    This Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer memo addresses the findings of the FTC’s Merger Remedy Study.  Here’s the intro: On February 3, 2017, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) released the findings of its…
Rank this Week: 759

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Feb 23

    Court Finds Promissory Notes Are Not Securitie

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

    Silver Hills Doesn’t Mute Howey

    Silver Hills Doesn’t Mute Howey
    Anyone who has studied securities regulation since 1946 should be familiar with the U.S. Supreme Court’s definition of a “security” as enunciated by Justice Frank Murphy in S.E.C. v. Howey Co., 328 U.S. 293…
  • Feb 21

    What Do You Know? Bill Proposes To Eliminate Scienter

    What Do You Know? Bill Proposes To Eliminate Scienter
    Corporations Code Section 25401 is California’s basic securities antifraud statute: It is unlawful for any person to offer or sell a security in this state, or to buy or offer to buy a security in this state, by means of any written or…
Rank this Week: 787

Pension Risk Matters

Pension Risk Matters

Focuses on pension financial risk issues from a governance and fiduciary perspective. Published by Susan M. Mangiero.

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

    New Book by Dr. Susan Mangiero - Smiles On Every Page

    New Book by Dr. Susan Mangiero - Smiles On Every Page
    Hot off the press, The Big Squeeze (Happy Day Press, 2017) by Dr. Susan Mangiero is the result of many months of research about positivity. Inspired by the enduring appeal of teddy bears for grown-ups of all ages, The Big Squeeze is a…
  • Feb 20

    Establishing Risk Management Protocols for Defined Benefit Plans and Defined Contribution Plan

    Establishing Risk Management Protocols for Defined Benefit Plans and Defined Contribution Plan
    As a follow-up to my January 12, 2017 announcement about retirement plan risk management education with the Professional Risk Managers' International Association ("PRMIA"), I am delighted to announce a co-presenter for the February 23,…
  • Feb 20

    Thank You for Blog of the Week Recognition

    Thank You for Blog of the Week Recognition
    I was recently informed by Fiduciary News editor Chris Carosa that my blog post entitled "Effective Retirement Plan Communications" (January 8, 2017) was selected "Blog of the Week" for the second week of January. Thank you to Chris and…
Rank this Week: 3417

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Feb 22

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

    Guest Post: How Not to Write a Class Action “Reform” Bill
    On February 10, 2017, as I noted in a recent post, Rep. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia introduced a bill in Congress seeking to introduce a number of reforms to class action litigation. In the following guest post, Columbia Law School Professor…
  • Feb 20

    Melbourne

    Melbourne
    The D&O Diary is on assignment in Australia this week, for meetings and for little bit of a look around. The first stop on this sojourn down under was in Melbourne, in the Australian state of Victoria, on the Southeastern quadrant of…
  • Feb 19

    A Closer Look at Securities Litigation Involving Life Sciences Companie

    A Closer Look at Securities Litigation Involving Life Sciences Companie
    As I noted in my survey of 2016 securities class action litigation (here), one of the factors contributing to the rise in securities litigation last year was the volume of litigation filed against companies in the life sciences sector.…
Rank this Week: 277

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
  • Feb 22

    Hotel Lawyer: Where is the hospitality industry headed in 2017?

    Hotel Lawyer: Where is the hospitality industry headed in 2017?
    The Lodging Industry Investment Council (LIIC) met in Los Angeles during the American Lodging Investment Summit 2017 and our friends from Hotel News Now (HNN) were on the scene. Some of us were asked by HNN for our take on where the…
  • Feb 1

    Hotel Cybersecurity: What can happen when hackers strike?

    Hotel Cybersecurity: What can happen when hackers strike?
    1 February 2017 Theft of confidential data by hackers is a major threat to businesses worldwide and the hotel industry is no exception. Hoteliers remain vulnerable to hackers seeking confidential information such as guests’ credit card…
  • Jan 10

    Hotel Lawyer: Global Hospitality Group’s Brandon Chock Becomes a Partner at JMBM

    Hotel Lawyer: Global Hospitality Group’s Brandon Chock Becomes a Partner at JMBM
      10 January 2017 I have often mentioned how much I enjoy working with all my friends and colleagues in the hospitality industry.  I am also fortunate to work with the talented, committed group of lawyers who comprise Global…
Rank this Week: 2489

The Venture Alley

The Venture Alley

Covers business and legal issues for entrepreneurs, startups, venture capitalists and angel investors. By DLA Piper.

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

    NYDFS Announces Final Cybersecurity Rules for Financial Services Sector

    NYDFS Announces Final Cybersecurity Rules for Financial Services Sector
    From our colleagues Carla Small, Jim Halpert and Anne Kierig Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced final cybersecurity rules for New York’s financial services sector. The Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies (the…
  • Feb 15

    SVB’s Annual Startup Outlook Report

    SVB’s Annual Startup Outlook Report
    As a Valentine’s Day gift to the community, Silicon Valley Bank issued is eighth annual Startup Outlook Report, resulting from a survey of nearly 950 technology and healthcare executives in startups, most based in…
  • Feb 13

    Corporate Venture Capital Compensation Snapshot

    Corporate Venture Capital Compensation Snapshot
    For some time now, corporate venture capital (CVC) has been a significant part of the funding ecosystem. According to Pitchbook, in 2016 alone over $20 billion was invested in 745 US venture deals in which CVC participated.  CVC is…
Rank this Week: 3964

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Government Contracts Legal Forum

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

http://www.governmentcontractslegalforum.com/
Rank this Week: 4666

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Feb 22

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

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

    Articles Relating to Repealing the Johnson Amendment

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

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

    Is the Emporer Naked? Non-Enforcement of Tax-Exempt Organization Law
    In this post on the Surly Subgroup, Prof. Lloyd Mayer discusses the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of the IRS as a regulator of the nonprofit sector. Here is the opening paragraph: The Donald J. Trump Foundation admits to illegal…
Rank this Week: 968

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
  • Feb 22

    IRS Recaps “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for 2017

    IRS Recaps “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for 2017
    Each year, the Internal Revenue Service issues a list of the top 12 tax-related scams it sees throughout the year. The IRS “Dirty Dozen” highlights various schemes that taxpayers may encounter anytime, many of which peak…
  • Feb 22

    Capital Gains and Losses – 10 Helpful Facts to Know

    Capital Gains and Losses – 10 Helpful Facts to Know
    When a person sells a capital asset, if the sales price exceeds the taxpayer's tax "basis" in the property sold then a capital gain is recognized, and if the sales price is less than the taxpayer's tax "basis" in the property sold then a…
  • Feb 14

    Six Tax Tips For The Self-Employed Business Owner

    Six Tax Tips For The Self-Employed Business Owner
    Here are six important tips from the IRS for the self-employed: Self-Employed Taxpayers. Sole proprietors and independent contractors are two types of self-employment. Taxes can be complex for the self-employed. Check out the IRS Self…
Rank this Week: 1989

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Focuses on complliance, corporate governance, disclosure, mergers and tax issues. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.corporatesecuritieslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 548

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

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

    Can a California Note Be A Security?

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

    Can Compliance Be Cool?

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

    Weekend Reading: Black Edge

    Weekend Reading: Black Edge
    The 2009 arrest of Raj Rajaratnam of the Galleon Group was the start of a long trail of insider trading prosecutions that culminated in the prosecution of SAC Capital. The SEC had identified Steve Cohen as the worst of the insider…
Rank this Week: 305

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 22

    Reading list: aesthetic nondiscrimination and fair use

    Reading list: aesthetic nondiscrimination and fair use
     Brian L. Frye, Aesthetic Nondiscrimination & FairUse,  3 Belmont L. Rev. 29 (2016)ABSTRACTWhile courts do not consider the aesthetic value of an element of a work in determining whether it is protected by copyright, they do…
  • Feb 21

    State law can't protect uncopyrightable design for useful article

    State law can't protect uncopyrightable design for useful article
    Ultraflo Corp. v. Pelican Tank Parts, Inc., No. 15-20084 (5th Cir. Jan. 11, 2017)A nice citation for the proposition that §301 preemption covers both copyrightable and uncopyrightable matter. Ultraflo argued that Pelican engaged in…
  • Feb 21

    Gun gag rule case provides good overview of post-Reed First Amendment doctrine

    Gun gag rule case provides good overview of post-Reed First Amendment doctrine
    Wollschlaeger v. Governor, No. 12-14009 (11th Cir. Feb. 16, 2017) The court of appeals at last mostly overturns Florida’s Firearms Owners’ Privacy Act (FOPA), after several false starts.The AMA “encourages its members to…
Rank this Week: 309

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Feb 22

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

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

    How to Prepare a Trial Outline

    How to Prepare a Trial Outline
    Heading to trial? Start your planning by preparing a trial outline. Here are the key things to include and a sample outline to give you an idea how it looks. The basics for any trial outline are: A list of all essential elements of the case.…
  • Feb 15

    The Do’s and Don’ts of Cultivating Clients in the Marijuana Field

    The Do’s and Don’ts of Cultivating Clients in the Marijuana Field
    The following is a guest blog post by Allison B. Margolin, a partner at Margolin and Lawrence in Los Angeles. Ms. Margolin practices criminal defense and civil litigation in both state and federal court. California’s new law legalizing…
Rank this Week: 190

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/
  • Feb 22

    VA SDVOSB Reverification: Now Every Three Years, Not Two

    VA SDVOSB Reverification: Now Every Three Years, Not Two
    SDVOSBs and VOSBs will only be required to obtain reverification every three years under an interim final rule adopted yesterday by the VA. The VA’s new rule replaces the prior rule, which required reverification every two years.…
  • Feb 22

    GAO: Agency Erred By Issuing Out-of-Scope Task Order

    GAO: Agency Erred By Issuing Out-of-Scope Task Order
    An agency’s task order award was improper because the order was outside the scope of the underlying IDIQ contract. In Threat Management Group, LLC, GAO sustained a protest holding that the Air Force violated the Competition in…
  • Feb 17

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: February 13-17, 2017

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: February 13-17, 2017
    Spring seems to have sprung here in Lawrence, even though the calendar still says February. These past few days we have been treated to 70+ degree weather. For me, the early spring temps have meant playing outside with the kids and,…
Rank this Week: 3487

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/
  • Feb 22

    Estate Planning and Funeral Arrangements: A Will will be too Late

    Estate Planning and Funeral Arrangements: A Will will be too Late
    Funeral and burial preplanning should be a part of every estate plan, but some web pages promoting estate planning can be misleading or impractical.   The estate planning page sponsored by Lawyers.com suggests that funeral…
  • Feb 18

    NPR’s Stories on the Funeral Industry: On Line Shopping

    NPR’s Stories on the Funeral Industry: On Line Shopping
    NPR’s second story on the funeral industry suggests that preplanning a funeral will typically require visits to multiple funeral homes. NPR led their story with a consumer attorney sharing his frustrations with getting price information…
  • Feb 15

    The Ecclesiastical Preneed Funeral Plan: Exceptional Financial Security

    The Ecclesiastical Preneed Funeral Plan: Exceptional Financial Security
    The promotional website for the Ecclesiastical Preneed Funeral Plan could easily be mistaken for that of a funeral home.  This church stresses to parishioners the need to not only plan their funeral, but to also make financial provisions…
Rank this Week: 1282

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1171

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

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

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

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

    Could Nordstrom invoke the UCL over a Trump tweet?

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

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

    Ninth Circuit considers CLRA attorneys' fees: Gonzales v. CarMax Auto Superstores, LLC
    Back in October, I reported on an opinion in which the Ninth Circuit determined that the defendant had violated the CLRA and directed that summary judgment be entered in the plaintiff's favor on the CLRA claim. Gonzales v. CarMax Auto...
Rank this Week: 405

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/
  • Feb 21

    Fair use’s fatal conceit

    Fair use’s fatal conceit
    My colleague, Neil Turkewitz, begins his fine post for Fair Use Week (read: crashing Fair Use Week) by noting that Many of the organizations celebrating fair use would have you believe, because it suits their analysis, that copyright…
  • Feb 14

    Legatum Institute’s Special Trade Commission Advances Brexit Policies Designed to Promote Economic Freedom and Prosperity – for the United Kingdom and (Eventually) the World

    Legatum Institute’s Special Trade Commission Advances Brexit Policies Designed to Promote Economic Freedom and Prosperity – for the United Kingdom and (Eventually) the World
    The Legatum Institute (Legatum) is “an international think tank based in London and a registered UK charity [that] . . . focuses on understanding, measuring, and explaining the journey from poverty to prosperity for individuals,…
  • Feb 13

    How to Regulate: Externalitie

    How to Regulate: Externalitie
    Following is the second in a series of posts on my forthcoming book, How to Regulate: A Guide for Policy Makers (Cambridge Univ. Press 2017).  The initial post is here. As I mentioned in my first post, How to Regulate examines the market…
Rank this Week: 2388

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

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

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

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

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

    Sixth Circuit Labor Case

    Sixth Circuit Labor Case
    Labor law and regulation has recently been a contentious topic of litigation and policymaking. That promises to continue through 2017, and we expect the Sixth Circuit to issue important decisions in this area. The Trump administration has…
  • Feb 9

    Sixth Circuit Provides Guidance in Trademark Case

    Sixth Circuit Provides Guidance in Trademark Case
    In NetJets, Inc. v. IntelliJet Group, LLC, the Sixth Circuit offered important interpretations, regarding trademark infringement, of both federal law and Ohio common law on trademarks. In a careful and deliberate analysis that in part…
Rank this Week: 3968

Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

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

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

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

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

    Give Me the Ring Back! Written Promises Around Engagement

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

    Super Bowl Office Betting – Does it Cross the Line?

    Super Bowl Office Betting – Does it Cross the Line?
    Riding her beloved Packers late-game win against the Dallas Cowboys, Allfer Funn, owner of Con Genial, is polishing her cheese head hat and dusting off her Super Bowl Squares Pool from last year in anticipation of the Big Game in a couple of…
Rank this Week: 249

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/
  • Feb 21

    Standards and Guidelines for Redeployment of EB-5 Investment Funds – A White Paper

    Standards and Guidelines for Redeployment of EB-5 Investment Funds – A White Paper
    The EB-5 investment community is now facing a new challenge, as many of the more seasoned EB-5 investment projects begin to mature and the original investment capital is returned by the project owner to the new commercial enterprise. …
  • Feb 17

    What to do if you suspect your EB-5 project is in trouble

    What to do if you suspect your EB-5 project is in trouble
    WHAT TO DO IF YOU SUSPECT YOUR EB-5 PROJECT IS IN TROUBLE By: Catherine DeBono Holmes, Esq., Daniel B Lundy, Esq. and Jeffrey E. Brandlin, CPA, CIRA, CFF Managers and Investors in EB-5 Investment Funds should regularly monitor…
  • Sep 23

    Using the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act for Minor Investors in EB-5 Investment Fund

    Using the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act for Minor Investors in EB-5 Investment Fund
    This article is co-authored by Daniel B. Lundy, Esq., of Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP. His Firm’s blog is available here. The USCIS stated in a stakeholder call on July 28, 2016 that minors can be primary applicants on…
Rank this Week: 1811

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to business law, including intellectual property, trademarks, litigation, and employment law.

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

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

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

    Protecting your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work

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

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine
    Last month, President Obama and Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced their final ruling regarding overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Final Ruling: Extend Overtime Pay Protections The Overtime Final Rule…
Rank this Week: 2083

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    Protecting your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work

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

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine
    Last month, President Obama and Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced their final ruling regarding overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Final Ruling: Extend Overtime Pay Protections The Overtime Final Rule…
Rank this Week: 626

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 525

New York Business Litigation…

New York Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, foreclosures, and business law. By The Silber Law Firm LLC.

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

    An Unsuccessful Lawsuit Seeking to Cancel a Contract Is Itself a Breach

    An Unsuccessful Lawsuit Seeking to Cancel a Contract Is Itself a Breach
    A buyer of real property that sued the seller before the parties’ closing date seeking to cancel the contract, but without a valid reason, was deemed to have breached that contract. The buyer entered into a contract to buy two parcels…
  • Dec 30

    New Science Concerning Shaken Baby Syndrome Supports Defendant’s Motion to Vacate Conviction

    New Science Concerning Shaken Baby Syndrome Supports Defendant’s Motion to Vacate Conviction
    While we don’t have a criminal practice, this recently decided case is interesting in how science can change, impacting prior court decisions.  This same concept was found regarding fire science, in a prior posts found here and…
  • Nov 14

    Insurance Policy Does Not Cover Trademark Infringement

    Insurance Policy Does Not Cover Trademark Infringement
    A supplier was found liable for selling counterfeit Fendi handbags, and after two separate lawsuits was obligated to Fendi and a retailer to whom those fake bags were sold for substantial damages. In an attempt to avoid paying those damages,…
Rank this Week: 2934

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: 844

In-house Access

In-house Access

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

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

    Teams, Superchickens & Saturday Night Live: Part 2

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

    Teams, Superchickens, and Saturday Night Live: Part 1

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

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

    ACC Chief Legal Officers 2017 Survey Finds GCs Advise on New Business Risks, Duty of Care in Time of Geopolitical Change
    More than one-in-three chief legal officers (CLOs) and general counsel (GCs) say their companies adjusted plans to enter new markets following geopolitical events in the last year, and nearly half said they plan to terminate a law firm for…
Rank this Week: 3037

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Feb 20

    Top 5 Legal Mistakes by Startup

    Top 5 Legal Mistakes by Startup
    The top five legal mistakes that startups make that often cause them to fall apart or get bogged down in a legal dispute before they even start making money.
  • Feb 17

    The Truth Behind the Non-Disclosure Agreement

    The Truth Behind the Non-Disclosure Agreement
    Non-Disclosure Agreements with employees are useful only if employees understand them and know the consequences of breaching them.
  • Feb 2

    Special Rules for Non-Solicitation Agreements in the Financial Services Industry

    Special Rules for Non-Solicitation Agreements in the Financial Services Industry
    The financial services industry has its own set of rules when it comes to enforcement of non-solicitation agreements. In 2004, a handful of the largest financial firms signed a document called Protocol for Broker Recruiting. Since then, over…
Rank this Week: 2891

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    Actual Fraud is it Fraud to Receive Fraudulent Transfers?

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

    Florida Estate Planning For Second Marriage

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

    The Importance of a Durable Power of Attorney

    The Importance of a Durable Power of Attorney
    A Durable Power of Attorney is an important document, but sometimes having one can cause problems. A recent Florida court ruling scored a major win in the fight against elder abuse. The case established that a health care proxy does not have…
Rank this Week: 1068

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    The Bathroom Battle Comes to California

    The Bathroom Battle Comes to California
    This year the culture wars burst into public bathrooms across the country with repercussions in California. If you have a single stall bathroom at your place of business a state law passed this year mandates that it doesn’t matter your…
  • Feb 13

    The Show Must Go On: Pageant Left High and Dry After Contractor Goes Belly Up

    The Show Must Go On: Pageant Left High and Dry After Contractor Goes Belly Up
    Those of us running businesses have a supporting cast, whether they’re contractors, suppliers, funders, banks, attorneys or employees. If a trusted cast member disappears at a critical time what do you do? Susan Jeske found herself in…
  • Feb 7

    Trademark Infringement Case Turns on Search Terms, Confusing Ads and Fruit

    Trademark Infringement Case Turns on Search Terms, Confusing Ads and Fruit
    A recent federal court decision from Connecticut has laid down some potentially new rules when it comes to trademarks and internet marketing. The lawsuit pits two competing companies and a dispute as to whether marketing practices of one…
Rank this Week: 2671