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Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

Offers case summaries of Delaware court decisions in business-related litigation. By Morris James.

http://www.delawarebusinesslitigation.com/
  • Dec 31

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim
    Silverberg v. Gold, C.A. 7646-VCP (December 31, 2013) Under Delaware law, a so-called Brophy claim seeks to recover the profits made by trading on insider information. Showing that material insider information was available is not…
  • Dec 31

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability
    Grace v. Ashbridge LLC, C.A. 8348-VCN (December 31, 2013) In general, a successor entity is not liable for its predecessor's obligations when there has been a fundamental change in the identity of the entity.  Here, the Court held…
  • Jul 24

    Chancery Court Dismisses Revlon and Quasi-Appraisal Claim

    Chancery Court Dismisses Revlon and Quasi-Appraisal Claim
    Authored By Lewis Lazarus This article was originally published in the Delaware Business Court Insider | July 23, 2014 The Delaware courts apply a high standard of review in sale transactions where a plaintiff pleads a…
Rank this Week: 564

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: 6

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
Rank this Week: 2886

ACA Review

ACA Review

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

http://www.acareview.com/
  • Jul 24

    Check Subsidy Certifications Closely and Appeal All Error

    Check Subsidy Certifications Closely and Appeal All Error
    As we explained a year ago, then again on January 14, 2014 and March 18, 2014, HHS is doing very little in 2014 and 2015 to verify the accuracy of information given by healthcare.gov subsidy applicants.  Failure to appeal subsidy…
  • Jul 23

    Courts Split in Round 2 of the Healthcare.gov Subsidy Smack-down

    Courts Split in Round 2 of the Healthcare.gov Subsidy Smack-down
    Do you recall any of the appellate opinions preceding the Supreme Court’s June 2012 affirmance of the ACA’s individual mandate?  Come June 2016, you’re no more likely to remember the two decisions that dominated the…
  • Jul 14

    What’s the Minimum “Minimum Essential Coverage”?

    What’s the Minimum “Minimum Essential Coverage”?
    Beginning January 1, 2015, “Applicable Large Employers” will be exposed to non-deductible tax liability for each month that they fail to offer affordable, qualifying coverage.  Avoidance measures include: File for and…
Rank this Week: 3821

iVLG Business Law Blog

iVLG Business Law Blog

Covers news, strategy and legal services of businesses and entrepreneurs. By inVigor Law Group PLLC.

http://www.invigorlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and Your Busine

    The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and Your Busine
    Are you about to launch a new app with youth appeal? Are you hoping that your new game will trend with tweens? Hold on—you might have to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The government isn’t…
  • Jul 22

    Can LLC Members Pay Themselves a Salary?

    Can LLC Members Pay Themselves a Salary?
    As we’ve discussed in previous posts, the limited liability company (LLC) entity offers a ton of flexibility when organizing the management and economic structure of the company. Because of this flexibility, the LLC has quickly become…
  • Jul 15

    Why Investors Require IP Assignments from Founder

    Why Investors Require IP Assignments from Founder
    One of the first requests that investors make before investing in a company is that the founders (and all key employees) execute written intellectual property assignment agreements. These agreements make it so any intellectual property that…
Rank this Week: 2101

Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

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

http://www.tiltingthescales.com/
  • Jul 24

    Cyber Security: Forewarned is Fair-Warned

    Cyber Security: Forewarned is Fair-Warned
    When Wei Wong, owner of Sushi Mushi, a popular Japanese food bistro in Texas, installed a phone add-on to take credit and debit card payments straight from his employees’ phones, his revenues skyrocketed. Yesterday the Feds told…
  • Jul 24

    Open-Carriers Pose a Threat to Restaurants with Liquor License

    Open-Carriers Pose a Threat to Restaurants with Liquor License
    Regardless of their personal stance on any hot-button social issue, most business owners do not want their place of business to be the focus of demonstrations on that issue – wisely so, because rarely does being the focus of a political…
  • Jul 3

    Happy Fourth of July Weekend!

    Happy Fourth of July Weekend!
    Sure, fireworks are fun, but be cautious and careful. Below are Texas’ Top 10 fireworks laws (but remember, laws may vary county to county) reposted from our July 2008 blog. For a great Independence Day Parade, check out the Rotary Club…
Rank this Week: 2612

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: 143

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Florida Business Owners: Meet Tax-Friendly Orlando

    Florida Business Owners: Meet Tax-Friendly Orlando
    According to a report by KPMG International, Orlando, Florida is one of the most tax-friendly major cities in the world, with Tampa, Florida following close behind. This is just one of many reasons why entrepreneurs open Florida businesses.…
  • Jul 21

    Tim Tebow Purchasing Commercial, Residential Property in Jacksonville

    Tim Tebow Purchasing Commercial, Residential Property in Jacksonville
    If you are a college football fan, then you have probably heard of the previous University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow, who played high school football for Nease High School in Jacksonville, Florida. After a short career in the NFL,…
  • Jul 13

    Bastille Day

    Bastille Day
    The French National Day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the Storming of the Bastille on the 14 July 1789, as well as the Fête de la Fédération on the 14 July 1790. Celebrations…
Rank this Week: 1088

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
  • Jul 24

    Heightened Activist Attacks on Boards of Director

    Heightened Activist Attacks on Boards of Director
    Editor's Note: David A. Katz is a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz specializing in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and complex securities transactions. The following post is based on an article by Mr. Katz and Laura A.…
  • Jul 24

    Strengthening Money Market Funds to Reduce Systemic Risk

    Strengthening Money Market Funds to Reduce Systemic Risk
    Editor's Note: Luis A. Aguilar is a Commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This post is based on Commissioner Aguilar’s remarks at a recent open meeting of the SEC; the full text, including footnotes, is available…
  • Jul 24

    Embracing Sponsor Support in Money Market Fund Reform

    Embracing Sponsor Support in Money Market Fund Reform
    Editor's Note: Jill E. Fisch is Perry Golkin Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Institute for Law & Economics at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Money market funds (MMFs) have, since the 2008 financial crisis, been…
Rank this Week: 210

Fashion & Apparel Law Blog

Fashion & Apparel Law Blog

Covers legal issues facing the fashion, apparel and textile industry. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.fashionapparellawblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Trending Information: The Connection Between Data Brokers and the Fashion Industry

    Trending Information: The Connection Between Data Brokers and the Fashion Industry
    Consumers frequently reveal personal information about themselves through a variety of daily online and offline activities.  For fashion designers and retailers, this consumer information represents a valuable tool to identify, target,…
  • Jul 14

    International Safe Harbor Privacy Compliance: What You Need to Know

    International Safe Harbor Privacy Compliance: What You Need to Know
    Since early 2014, the Federal Trade Commission has charged at least fourteen U.S. businesses in varying industries, from fashion to telecommunications, for falsely claiming to participate in the US – EU Safe Harbor privacy. Three of the…
  • Jul 11

    Too Good To Be True: FTC’s Crackdown On L’Occitane’s Body Slimming Almond Extract

    Too Good To Be True: FTC’s Crackdown On L’Occitane’s Body Slimming Almond Extract
    L’Occitane Inc’s advertisements for its topically-applied body sculpting almond extracts seemed straightforward: “Almond Shaping Delight 3 out of 4 women saw firmer, lifted skin. This luxuriously lightweight massage gel…
Rank this Week: 1557

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    FTC announces settlement with "official" ticket seller that wasn't

    FTC announces settlement with "official" ticket seller that wasn't
    Details at the FTC's site.  I was interested in this because usually the FTC leaves alone cases in which a business victim is a likely plaintiff; it makes sense to use government resources to go after defendants who otherwise would be…
  • Jul 24

    Trademark exceptionalism wins another round in Maryland

    Trademark exceptionalism wins another round in Maryland
    Hershey Co. v. Friends of Steve Hershey, 2014 WL 3571691, No. WDQ–14–1825 (D. Md. July 17, 2014)Thanks to prodding from Eric Goldman for me to blog about it, here’s a case where we learn that the only constraint on political…
  • Jul 23

    Pom doesn't change preclusion analysis for medical device

    Pom doesn't change preclusion analysis for medical device
    Catheter Connections, Inc. v. Ivera Medical Corp., 2014 WL 3536573, No. 2:14–CV–70 (D. Utah, July 17, 2014)The parties compete in the medical device market for infection-control devices.  At issue here are disinfectant caps…
Rank this Week: 94

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/
  • Jul 24

    CONDITIONAL PRICING PRACTICES AND THE LIMITS OF ANTITRUST

    CONDITIONAL PRICING PRACTICES AND THE LIMITS OF ANTITRUST
    The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) June 23 Workshop on Conditional Pricing Practices featured a broad airing of views on loyalty discounts and bundled pricing, popular vertical business practices that recently have caused much ink to…
  • Jul 18

    Occupational Licensing, Competition, and the Constitution: Prospects for Reform?

    Occupational Licensing, Competition, and the Constitution: Prospects for Reform?
    U.S. antitrust law focuses primarily on private anticompetitive restraints, leaving the most serious impediments to a vibrant competitive process – government-initiated restraints – relatively free to flourish.  Thus the…
  • Jul 18

    ICLE and TechFreedom File Joint Comments in Defense of a Free Internet

    ICLE and TechFreedom File Joint Comments in Defense of a Free Internet
    The International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE) and TechFreedom filed two joint comments with the FCC today, explaining why the FCC has no sound legal basis for micromanaging the Internet and why “net neutrality”…
Rank this Week: 276

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
  • Jul 24

    Mass. Governor Signs Bill to Raise Minimum Wage

    Mass. Governor Signs Bill to Raise Minimum Wage
    On June 26, 2014, Governor Deval Patrick signed a bill into law which will raise the hourly minimum wage in Massachusetts for the first time since 2008. As a result of these increases, Massachusetts’ minimum wage will be amongst…
  • Jul 23

    MBBP Client Deborah Halber Publishes First Book

    MBBP Client Deborah Halber Publishes First Book
    Congratulations to MBBP client Deborah Halber on the publication of her first book, The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths are Solving America’s Coldest Cases (Simon & Schuster, 2014)! Publishers Weekly calls this “A lively…
  • Jul 23

    Should You Incorporate Your Business?

    Should You Incorporate Your Business?
    By: Hillary Peterson 70% of all businesses in the country are organized as a sole proprietorship, but operating a business as an unincorporated entity is not without its disadvantages. Because of this, it is important for any business owner…
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Federal Securities Law Blog

Federal Securities Law Blog

FedSecLaw.com is devoted to highlighting current issues in securities laws, discussing the ramifications of those issues for today’s businesses, and providing bottom-line takeaways for busy owners, managers, and executives. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.fedseclaw.com/
  • Jul 24

    SEC adopts money market fund reform

    SEC adopts money market fund reform
    By Robert J. Tannous On July 23, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it adopted amendments to the rules governing money market mutual funds. Read a copy of the final rules. These amendments complete some…
  • Jul 15

    Should entrepreneurs care about crowdfunding? It depends on the crowd.

    Should entrepreneurs care about crowdfunding? It depends on the crowd.
    By Jack J. Gravelle It has been more than two years since the JOBS Act was passed and almost nine months since the SEC proposed crowdfunding rules — but still no final rules. Should entrepreneurs care? Probably not. The proposed SEC…
  • Jul 14

    Citigroup’s $7 billion settlement allows them to “focus on the future”

    Citigroup’s $7 billion settlement allows them to “focus on the future”
    By W. Kelly Johnson U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Citigroup announced today that Citigroup will pay $7 billion to settle a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation into allegations that it defrauded investors by selling shoddy…
Rank this Week: 494

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    More Chinese Citizens Calling Southern California Home

    More Chinese Citizens Calling Southern California Home
    The growing wealth of China and its citizens is resulting in more demand for residential properties in Southern California, according to a story in the Los Angeles Times which cites a report by the National Association of Realtors (NAR).…
  • Jul 17

    Whole Foods in Hot Water Due to Violations of False Advertising and Unfair Competition Law

    Whole Foods in Hot Water Due to Violations of False Advertising and Unfair Competition Law
    One explanation why the supermarket chain nicknamed “Whole Paycheck” has such high prices is illegal practices. Whole Foods will pay about $800,000 in penalties and fees after an investigation found the grocery retailer was…
  • Jul 10

    When it Comes to Advertising, Truth May be in the Eye of the Beholder

    When it Comes to Advertising, Truth May be in the Eye of the Beholder
    Though there are laws against false advertising, businesses still have a fair amount of leeway in how to describe their products (short of being false and deceptive). Food labelling is a good example. What would you think of a product…
Rank this Week: 3809

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

Covers disputes between companies and executives. Published by Zuckerman Spaeder LLP.

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Jul 24

    Virginia Tech Professor Argues That University Officials Violated His Constitutional Rights When They "Demoted" Him

    Virginia Tech Professor Argues That University Officials Violated His Constitutional Rights When They "Demoted" Him
    Harold “Skip” Garner is a tenured professor at Virginia Tech who makes $342,000 a year, according to this article in the Roanoke Times.  Yet he is still suing university officials, including former president Charles Steger,…
  • Jul 18

    The Inbox: July 18, 2014

    The Inbox: July 18, 2014
    We’re in the midst of summer and the news outlets are replete with anti-compete and whistleblower developments.  But before we get to those, let’s turn our attention to China: If the dog days of summer here in the U.S.…
  • Jul 18

    Two Federal Agencies Battle In Federal Court Over Whistleblower Treatment

    Two Federal Agencies Battle In Federal Court Over Whistleblower Treatment
    Talk about your inter-family disputes: one federal agency – the Department of Labor – has filed suit against the United States Postal Service, an independent federal agency (but one of the few explicitly authorized by the…
Rank this Week: 2312

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/
  • Jul 24

    The ContractsProf Blog Welcomes Mirror of Justice to the LPBN Family

    The ContractsProf Blog Welcomes Mirror of Justice to the LPBN Family
    As Blog Emperor Paul Caron announced here on the Mother of All Blawgs, the TaxProf Blog, Mirror of Justice, a blog dedicated to the development of Catholic legal theory edited by Rick Garnett (Notre Dame) and 19 other prominent law...
  • Jul 23

    The MOOC

    The MOOC
    Several of us have participated in a MOOC of one kind of another. I concede that I am a doubter. The attrition rates are huge and, at least in my case, the material presented at a fairly elementary level. My...
  • Jul 23

    New in Print

    New in Print
    Kenneth A. Adams, Adrian J. Walters & Robert L. Eisenbach III, Termination-on-Bankruptcy Provisions: Some Proposed Language, Business Law Today 1 (June 2014) Mark Anderson, The Enigma of the Single Entity, 16 U. Pa. J. Bus. L. 497 (2014)…
Rank this Week: 622

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Comments on business law. By Bellas & Wachowski.

http://www.parkridgeattorney.com/
  • Jul 24

    Rules of Engagement: The Return of the Ring

    Rules of Engagement: The Return of the Ring
    Who Gets To Keep The Ring When A Betrothal Goes South? In these modern times, it is not enough for a young man to get down on one knee and ask the woman of his dreams for her hand in marriage. The expectation today seems to require an over…
  • May 21

    Key Elements to an Airtight Contract

    Key Elements to an Airtight Contract
    Businesses both large and small enter into many contractual relationships every year. Legally binding contracts are extremely important because they protect the interests of your business and define the relationship between you and the other…
  • May 2

    College Football Players as Employees?

    College Football Players as Employees?
    In 1950, Ernest Nemeth played football for the University of Denver and worked toward a degree in business administration.  After being hurt in a spring practice, Nemeth filed for workers compensation.  The school protested after…
Rank this Week: 3802

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Jul 24

    Should You Be Protecting Your Business Emails from Prying Eyes?

    Should You Be Protecting Your Business Emails from Prying Eyes?
    Would you send an important communication on a postcard? For most businesses, the answer is likely no. Yet companies send unsecured business emails every day, which share many of the same characteristics as postcards. These messages can be…
  • Jul 23

    Will Uber Win the Battle of the Taxi or Succumb to Business Regulation?

    Will Uber Win the Battle of the Taxi or Succumb to Business Regulation?
    Uber records approximately one million ride requests each week and is now valued at an estimated $18.2 billion. Despite its surging popularity with riders, the company continues to face strong resistance from regulators and traditional taxis…
  • Jul 22

    NJ “Ban the Box” Bill Headed to Gov. Christie’s Desk

    NJ “Ban the Box” Bill Headed to Gov. Christie’s Desk
    New Jersey may soon be the latest state to “ban the box.” Late last month, the state legislature passed the Opportunity to Compete Act, which would restrict the use of criminal background checks by New Jersey employers. The bill…
Rank this Week: 923

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Jul 24

    Insider tips to legal department transformation

    Insider tips to legal department transformation
    For today’s general counsel to have the impact that large businesses have come to expect, they must transform not only their way of thinking, but the very operation of their departments. The post Insider tips to legal department…
  • Jul 23

    Confirmed: In-House Lawyers as Good as Name-Brand Product

    Confirmed: In-House Lawyers as Good as Name-Brand Product
    In 2012, a plaintiff who challenged State Farm’s practice of using in-house attorneys to defend its auto insureds against third-party claims asserted that in-house lawyers constitute "a different … product" from the type of…
  • Jul 22

    The 2014 GC Compensation Survey

    The 2014 GC Compensation Survey
    Last year's gains for general counsel pay are holding. Are good times back to stay? The post The 2014 GC Compensation Survey appeared on InhouseBlog.com. AD: Thousands of contracts at kFetch.com
Rank this Week: 226

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Jul 24

    Money Market Fund Reform Makes My Head Hurt

    Money Market Fund Reform Makes My Head Hurt
    One of the critical moments of the 2008 financial crisis was caused by Lehman Brothers and its effect on the Reserve Fund, a money market fund. The fund had a significant amount of short-term debt issued by Lehman. Enough that the fund had to…
  • Jul 22

    Compliance Failures and Performance Measure

    Compliance Failures and Performance Measure
    Progress Rail is under criminal investigation for failures in its railcar and locomotive repairs operation. Investigators claim that it was charging owners of rail equipment for making unnecessary repairs and replacements. There is also an…
  • Jul 21

    Compliance and Dodd-Frank at Four

    Compliance and Dodd-Frank at Four
    It’s been four years since the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law. President Obama sat down on July 21, 2010 to sign the behemoth of a bill that was the most dramatic change to financial…
Rank this Week: 390

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Jul 24

    Market Structure Reform and the SEC (Part 1)

    Market Structure Reform and the SEC (Part 1)
    John Coffee has an interesting piece on the Columbia CLS Blue Sky Blog, High Frequency Trading Reform: The Short Term and the Longer Term.   The article highlights two cases, one brought by (but yet to be resolved) N.Y.…
  • Jul 23

    The Affordable Care Act, the DC Circuit, and the SEC

    The Affordable Care Act, the DC Circuit, and the SEC
    Yesterday, two circuit courts issued opposite decisions on the Affordable Care Act. The Fourth Circuit held that individuals could obtain subsidies through the federal healthcare site. The D.C. Circuit, by a vote of 2-1 held the reverse. The…
  • Jul 22

    Tagging, Extensions, and Ensuring Comparability: The Role of the SEC (Part 2)

    Tagging, Extensions, and Ensuring Comparability: The Role of the SEC (Part 2)
    DERA (Division of Economic and Risk Analysis) conducted a study of XBRL files to assess the quality. As part of the examination, DERA analyzed the use of "custom tags." The news was at best mixed or, as DERA put it, "[o]ur assessment suggests…
Rank this Week: 43

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/
  • Jul 24

    Examples of Social Media in M&A Transaction

    Examples of Social Media in M&A Transaction
    In his blog, Stinson Leonard Street’s Steve Quinlivan provides examples from 4 recent deals that used social media…
  • Jul 23

    Exclusive Forum Bylaws: California State Court Follows Delaware

    Exclusive Forum Bylaws: California State Court Follows Delaware
    Here’s news excerpted from this Ropes & Gray newsletter: State and federal courts in California have gone different directions on whether to follow Delaware’s lead in enforcing forum selection provisions in bylaws. In 2011,…
  • Jul 18

    Court Finds CFIUS Violated Company’s Due Process Right

    Court Finds CFIUS Violated Company’s Due Process Right
    As noted in this Skadden memo: “On July 15, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that President Obama and CFIUS unconstitutionally deprived Ralls Corporation of its property rights by forcing it to divest…
Rank this Week: 719

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/
  • Jul 24

    Dodd-Frank Grows Up- Or Does It?

    Dodd-Frank Grows Up- Or Does It?
    As many have celebrated or decried, Dodd-Frank turned four-years old this week. This is the law that Professor Stephen Bainbridge labeled "quack federal corporate governance round II" (round I was Sarbanes-Oxley, as labeled by…
  • Jul 24

    Taking Berkshire Private

    Taking Berkshire Private
    As I explore the future of Berkshire Hathaway in my forthcoming book Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values, one topic I address for Berkshire post Buffett is whether the company should remain public or be taken private.…
  • Jul 23

    Bringing Business Law into the Energy Law Cla

    Bringing Business Law into the Energy Law Cla
    As someone who teaches and researches both business law and energy law, I often focus on the overlap of the two areas, which I find to be significant. One of my most recent projects has been to write a new...
Rank this Week: 365

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
Rank this Week: 198

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Jul 24

    Charts: Intrastate Crowdfunding Exemption

    Charts: Intrastate Crowdfunding Exemption
    As the result of a collaborative effort between Ginsberg Jacobs’ Anthony Zeoli, Crowdcheck and Seyfarth Shaw’s Georgia Quinn, here is a comparative summary chart where you can go to compare all of the enacted instrastate…
  • Jul 23

    Shareholder Engagement: Should Directors Be Politicians? 10 Things to Consider

    Shareholder Engagement: Should Directors Be Politicians? 10 Things to Consider
    I know the title of this particular blog sounds sensational – but the opening of this DealBook column by Andrew Ross Sorkin about shareholder engagement is “What if lawmakers never spoke to their constituents?” So let me…
  • Jul 22

    How to Make Video Interviews With Director

    How to Make Video Interviews With Director
    In this podcast, John Seethoff of Microsoft explains how the company has showcased its directors through video interviews, including: - Why did Microsoft decide to tape videos of the directors? - How do I find the videos? - What typically is…
Rank this Week: 467

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/
  • Jul 24

    In This Case, Placement Agent Status Was Better Than Underwriter Statu

    In This Case, Placement Agent Status Was Better Than Underwriter Statu
    As a general matter, California Corporations Code Section 25401 declares it unlawful to make an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of…
  • Jul 23

    Facebook/Oculus VR Acquisition Raises Pseudo-Foreign Corporation Question

    Facebook/Oculus VR Acquisition Raises Pseudo-Foreign Corporation Question
    Yesterday, The Guardian reported that Facebook had acquired Oculus VR using a combination of cash and stock.  Facebook avoided SEC registration by availing itself of a fairness hearing before the Department of Business Oversight.…
  • Jul 22

    California Dividend Statutes Found To Preempt Common Law Claim

    California Dividend Statutes Found To Preempt Common Law Claim
    Chapter 5 of the California Corporations Code imposes specific limitations on “distributions to shareholders”, a term defined in Corporations Code section 166.  Directors who approve the making of any distribution to…
Rank this Week: 846

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/
Rank this Week: 209

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 24

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/
Rank this Week: 1544

IN THE (RED) - The Business…

IN THE (RED) - The Business Bankruptcy Blog

Covers business bankruptcy issues and developments. From Cooley Godward Kronish LLP's Bob Eisenbach.

http://bankruptcy.cooley.com/
  • Jul 23

    Cooley GO: A Great New Resource For Entrepreneurs And Their Companie

    Cooley GO: A Great New Resource For Entrepreneurs And Their Companie
    Cooley GO Earlier this month, Cooley LLP launched Cooley GO, a terrific new resource center for entrepreneurs with businesses at all stages of the growth cycle. Cooley GO is a mobile-friendly microsite that provides a wide range of…
  • Jul 1

    Why Creditors Can’t Afford To Ignore Objections To Bankruptcy Claim

    Why Creditors Can’t Afford To Ignore Objections To Bankruptcy Claim
    It’s been several years since I last posted about objections to bankruptcy claims, and the topic is so important to creditors that it’s time to revisit it. File And Forget? When a customer or other party with which you do business…
  • Jun 23

    A New Way Of Looking At Termination On Bankruptcy Contract Clause

    A New Way Of Looking At Termination On Bankruptcy Contract Clause
    Image Courtesy of NobMouse Ken Adams, Professor Adrian Walters, and I recently collaborated on an article about the ubiquitous “termination on bankruptcy” or ipso facto clauses in contracts. The article was just published by…
Rank this Week: 4605

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • Jul 23

    Child Support Taken from Retained Earnings of Busine

    Child Support Taken from Retained Earnings of Busine
    When a business owner in Pennsylvania owes child support, he or she may consider whether to include the retained earnings that are not distributed to owners in calculating child support.  A recent decision of the Superior Court…
  • Jul 23

    Parents Held in Contempt of Custody Order for Chronic Tardiness and Spurious CYF Investigation

    Parents Held in Contempt of Custody Order for Chronic Tardiness and Spurious CYF Investigation
    Pennsylvania parents who have custody orders may experience frustration when the other parent does not comply.  A recent decision of the Superior Court (unpublished) affirmed the Montgomery County courts, holding both parents in contempt…
  • Jul 16

    Parent’s Obligation to Pay for College Does Not Justify Child Support Adjustment

    Parent’s Obligation to Pay for College Does Not Justify Child Support Adjustment
    Parents who are paying for their children’s college tuition in Pennsylvania may wonder if they are entitled to an adjustment of the support obligation for their minor children who have not yet entered college.  The Superior Court…
Rank this Week: 1158

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/
  • Jul 23

    A Fixture or a Chattel: The $4.2 Million Question

    A Fixture or a Chattel: The $4.2 Million Question
    Posted by Peter RobertsLikely because the application of the law is uncertain, commercial leases generally have detailed clauses dealing with the question of when a piece of equipment or an improvement installed in a premises becomes a…
  • Jul 17

    Commercial Tenancy and Quiet Enjoyment: The Court of Appeal weighs in

    Commercial Tenancy and Quiet Enjoyment: The Court of Appeal weighs in
    Posted by Peter RobertsLast year I blogged about a Nanaimo commercial tenant who defeated her landlord’s claim for unpaid rent on the grounds the lease had been fundamentally breached as a result of a pervasive odour.  Neither the…
  • Jul 2

    When can you remove an Executor or Trustee?

    When can you remove an Executor or Trustee?
    Posted by Peter RobertsIt is common for someone writing a will to appoint as their executor a family member or friend.  Sometimes this is done without understanding what it means to be an executor.  Sometimes the ability and…
Rank this Week: 4273

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

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

    Institutional Authority and Collusion

    Institutional Authority and Collusion
    Axel Sonntag (University of East Anglia) and Daniel John Zizzo (University of East Anglia) discuss Institutional Authority and Collusion. ABSTRACT: A 'collusion puzzle' exists by which, even though increasing the number of firms reduces the…
  • Jul 23

    Mergers between regulated firms with unknown efficiency gain

    Mergers between regulated firms with unknown efficiency gain
    Raffaele Fiocco, University of Mannheim and Gongyu Guo, Humboldt University of Berlin discuss Mergers between regulated firms with unknown efficiency gains. ABSTRACT: In an industry where regulated firms interact with unregulated suppliers,…
  • Jul 23

    Fight Cartels or Control Mergers? On the Optimal Allocation of enforcement Efforts within Competition Policy

    Fight Cartels or Control Mergers? On the Optimal Allocation of enforcement Efforts within Competition Policy
    Andreea Cosnita (Universite Paris X) and Jean-Philippe Tropeano (Sorbonne) ask Fight Cartels or Control Mergers? On the Optimal Allocation of enforcement Efforts within Competition Policy. ABSTRACT: This paper deals with the optimal…
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PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

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

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 23

    What Happens When My Franchise Agreement Terminates?

    What Happens When My Franchise Agreement Terminates?
    A Video FAQ with Mark A. Williams. When your franchise agreement terminates you have to stop doing business. That is the first and foremost thing. Whatever the brand or system that came with that franchise, you need to stop doing…Read…
  • Jul 23

    What Disclosures Am I Entitled to When I Consider Buying a Franchise?

    What Disclosures Am I Entitled to When I Consider Buying a Franchise?
    A Video FAQ with Mark A. Williams. If you are looking to buy a franchise, you should receive something called a Franchise Disclosure Document. That is going to be a big document. Usually it comes in a 3-ring binder, almost…Read more…
  • Jul 22

    What Are Some Advantages and Disadvantages to Franchising?

    What Are Some Advantages and Disadvantages to Franchising?
    A Video FAQ with Mark A. Williams. There are a lot of advantages and disadvantages to franchising. Some of the advantages include that you are buying a box, something that has already been proven–a strategy, a brand, a system.…
Rank this Week: 3600

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/
  • Jul 23

    Eisenberg: Start Campaign to Curtail Excessive Trustee Fee

    Eisenberg: Start Campaign to Curtail Excessive Trustee Fee
    Writing in yesterday's Chronicle of Philanthropy, Pablo Eisenberg, a senior fellow at the Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, calls on nonprofits to start a campaign to ask Congress and the…
  • Jul 23

    School of Philanthropy Dean Search Down to Two

    School of Philanthropy Dean Search Down to Two
    The Nonprofit Times is reporting that the search for someone to fill the shoes of retiring founding dean Eugene R. Tempel at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy has been narrowed down to two candidates. The Times…
  • Jul 21

    Charities that Support People with Mental Illness Win Hilton Prize

    Charities that Support People with Mental Illness Win Hilton Prize
    This morning I came across this touching story published in Friday's Chronicle of Philanthropy. The story begins by stating that the biggest danger for people living with severe mental illnesses is not navigating the health-care system or…
Rank this Week: 682

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    Jam that bankruptcy! The power of a 523 exception.

    Jam that bankruptcy! The power of a 523 exception.
    When the case you are pursuing get's booted by a bankruptcy -- fight back!Folks, there are few things more frustrating to civil attorneys than watching a great case get all the way to trial stage...and then poof! Bankruptcy is filed by the…
  • Jul 19

    Appropriate conduct at a deposition.

    Appropriate conduct at a deposition.
    Am I allowed to pummel and yell at an "opponent" in deposition? If I called a Naval officer a liar, am I in trouble?Depositions are covered by both local rules, and in Federal procedures, Rule 30 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. …
  • Jul 14

    Can support paid to family members count as an IRS deduction?

    Can support paid to family members count as an IRS deduction?
    Does support count as a charitable contribution?Well...no. A "charitable contribution" must meet the qualifications of the IRS covered under 26 USC §170, specifically 170(c) -- definition of charitable contributions. As a rule of…
Rank this Week: 3695

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Jul 23

    Not Many Texting While Driving Ticket

    Not Many Texting While Driving Ticket
    Last year Virginia law was changed to make texting while driving a primary offense, which means an officer can pull you over solely because thinks you’re texting. But are tickets being written for texting? Not really. According to the…
  • Jul 18

    Virginia Speeding Ticket When Out of State

    Virginia Speeding Ticket When Out of State
    If you’ve received a Virginia speeding ticket when you’re out of state, you’re in the right place to learn how to handle it. This video gives you a quick overview of the situation. I’m a local attorney who focuses on…
  • Jul 18

    Virginia Reckless Driving Penaltie

    Virginia Reckless Driving Penaltie
    There are a wide variety of Virginia reckless driving penalties that a judge can impose. I explain a few of them in this video, so you can begin to learn about your case. Virginia Reckless Driving Penalties Video Transcription Hi, my name is…
Rank this Week: 1240

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
  • Jul 23

    Equity Compensation Alphabet Soup – ISO, NSO, RSA, RSU and more

    Equity Compensation Alphabet Soup – ISO, NSO, RSA, RSU and more
    CONTRIBUTED BY Rachel M. Perkins rachel.perkins@dlapiper.com Startups and public companies alike often use equity to help attract, retain and incentivize talented employees and other service providers. The different forms of awards have…
  • Jul 11

    Seattle Office Real Estate Market Review for Q2 2014

    Seattle Office Real Estate Market Review for Q2 2014
    Compliments of Jason Smith of Kidder Mathews, attached is a Seattle-area office real estate market review for Q2 2014. As the report notes, so far in 2014, the only major surprise in the office market was Boeing expanding into over 600,000…
  • Jul 8

    Pacific Northwest Investment and Exit Report

    Pacific Northwest Investment and Exit Report
    CONTRIBUTED BY Trent Dykes trent.dykes@dlapiper.com CB Insights recently released its Pacific Northwest Investment and Exit Report, which analyzed private company investment and exit activity over the past five years. The report collected…
Rank this Week: 2357

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/
  • Jul 23

    Talk of a Lifetime: Restarting the Prearrangment Proce

    Talk of a Lifetime: Restarting the Prearrangment Proce
    One message that can be taken from the FAMIC’s Talk of a Lifetime campaign is that funeral directors need to re-think their prearrangement procedures.  Perhaps too much emphasis has been given to preneed, and not enough to the…
  • Jul 13

    Preneed Contract Holders: the lonely 5%

    Preneed Contract Holders: the lonely 5%
    The Memorial Business Journal recently reported on findings from the NFDA’s 2014 Consumer Awareness and Preferences Study.   Some of the findings may not come as much of a surprise to funeral directors, such as consumer…
  • Jun 16

    Cemetery Care Fund Reports: The Operator’s Vicarious Liability

    Cemetery Care Fund Reports: The Operator’s Vicarious Liability
    Typically, the standard by which a cemetery is judged to be abandoned is whether the grass is getting cut.  But for licensed cemeteries, some states’ laws may also include provisions to deem a cemetery abandoned when regulatory…
Rank this Week: 1784

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
  • Jul 23

    Getting Your Fees Along the Way

    Getting Your Fees Along the Way
    Can’t wait until you win the case to get your attorney fees? Consider seeking an interim fee award based on your success along the way. Awarding interim fees (i.e., a fee award made before the case is completed) is an accepted procedure…
  • Jul 21

    Estate Planning Is Not Just for the Rich and Famou

    Estate Planning Is Not Just for the Rich and Famou
    The following is a guest blog post by April E. Frisby of Frisby Law. April is a lawyer in Orange County who practices business and securities transactional law, as well as estate planning. April is also an adjunct law professor at Whittier…
  • Jul 18

    Get Technical in Your Next Personal Injury Case

    Get Technical in Your Next Personal Injury Case
    Feeling out of your element by the technical aspects of your personal injury case? Get a technical experts on your team! Here’s how technical experts can help in common personal injury cases, such as slip and fall, car accident, and…
Rank this Week: 3629

On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog

On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog

Covers the history of both international and domestic wine laws and developing legal issues in the wine industry. By Lindsey A. Zahn.

http://www.winelawonreserve.com
  • Jul 23

    Penfolds: The Unfolding of China’s New Trademark Law

    Penfolds: The Unfolding of China’s New Trademark Law
    A new case that may show the effects of China’s recently updated trademark law made headlines this last week. Treasury Wine Estates reported that the company did not register the Chinese name for Penfolds and is currently engaging in a…
  • Jun 15

    On Reserve Named a Finalist in 2014 Wine Blog Awards “Best Overall Wine Blog” Category

    On Reserve Named a Finalist in 2014 Wine Blog Awards “Best Overall Wine Blog” Category
    It is quite an honor to share that On Reserve was named one of five finalists in the 2014 Wine Blog Awards category for Best Overall Wine Blog. See 2014 Wine Blog Awards Finalists Are…. I am humbled to be named…
  • Jun 11

    District Court Denies Duck Walk’s Motion to Dismiss Against Duckhorn

    District Court Denies Duck Walk’s Motion to Dismiss Against Duckhorn
    Last year, California-based Duckhorn Wine Co. filed a complaint against Long Island-based Duck Walk Vineyards alleging consumer confusion and breach of settlement agreement that resolved a prior trademark infringement action between the two…
Rank this Week: 3367

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
  • Jul 23

    HIPAA has a bite. What to know about the civil and criminal penalties for non-compliance

    HIPAA has a bite. What to know about the civil and criminal penalties for non-compliance
    I was asked to comment for a story about a recent case in Texas in which criminal charges were filed against an individual for the misuse of Protected Health Information (“PHI”). Criminal charges have been available under the…
  • Jul 8

    Starbucks is Sending Baristas to College…With a Non-Compete Clause.

    Starbucks is Sending Baristas to College…With a Non-Compete Clause.
    University of Starbucks? The recent announcement of college scholarships for Starbucks Baristas is a great “perk,” but is this one of the businesses that can take the non-compete and trade secret claims, so often seen as…
  • Jul 3

    Baseball’s Antitrust Exemption no Help to Small-Market Team

    Baseball’s Antitrust Exemption no Help to Small-Market Team
    Major League Baseball is called “America’s pastime.”  It is, however, quickly becoming America’s big-market pastime, and antitrust law limits the ability of small-market teams to stem this trend.  The…
Rank this Week: 1337

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
  • Jul 23

    HIPAA has a bite. What to know about the civil and criminal penalties for non-compliance

    HIPAA has a bite. What to know about the civil and criminal penalties for non-compliance
    I was asked to comment for a story about a recent case in Texas in which criminal charges were filed against an individual for the misuse of Protected Health Information (“PHI”). Criminal charges have been available under the…
  • Jul 8

    Starbucks is Sending Baristas to College…With a Non-Compete Clause.

    Starbucks is Sending Baristas to College…With a Non-Compete Clause.
    University of Starbucks? The recent announcement of college scholarships for Starbucks Baristas is a great “perk,” but is this one of the businesses that can take the non-compete and trade secret claims, so often seen as…
  • Jul 3

    Baseball’s Antitrust Exemption no Help to Small-Market Team

    Baseball’s Antitrust Exemption no Help to Small-Market Team
    Major League Baseball is called “America’s pastime.”  It is, however, quickly becoming America’s big-market pastime, and antitrust law limits the ability of small-market teams to stem this trend.  The…
Rank this Week: 3685

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Jul 23

    Advisen Releases 2014 First Half Corporate and Securities Litigation Report

    Advisen Releases 2014 First Half Corporate and Securities Litigation Report
    The level of all corporate and securities filings continued to decline in the second quarter of 2014 as filing activity returns to levels that prevailed before the financial crisis, according to the latest quarterly D&O claims activity…
  • Jul 23

    Management Liability Insurance and Immigration Enforcement

    Management Liability Insurance and Immigration Enforcement
    In a May 1, 2014 opinion (here), District of Kansas Judge Sam A. Crow, applying Illinois law, held that neither the EPL insurance coverage part nor the D&O insurance coverage part of a restaurant company’s management liability…
  • Jul 22

    Guest Post: Bylaws and Arbitration

    Guest Post: Bylaws and Arbitration
    For many years, business groups and corporate representatives have tried to reform shareholder litigation through legislation and case law development, with mixed success. However, in more recent years an interesting new initiative has…
Rank this Week: 159