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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/
  • May 28

    Illinois Court Refuses to Blue Pencil Non-Compete Agreement

    Illinois Court Refuses to Blue Pencil Non-Compete Agreement
    On interlocutory appeal, Brian argued the overly broad restrictive covenants invalidated his entire employment contract, therefore the trial court erred by enforcing any part of it, even granting narrower injunctive relief. On the…
  • May 26

    Oracle and Google Trial Continues with Testimony for the Key Witnesse

    Oracle and Google Trial Continues with Testimony for the Key Witnesse
    Google disagrees, saying the code it used was open source. In issues of copyright dispute, such as this one, there is a filtration courts can conduct to determine the uniqueness of the product in question. They take a full body of work (in…
  • May 25

    Partner Must Show Damages for Breach of Fiduciary Duties to Recover in a Lawsuit

    Partner Must Show Damages for Breach of Fiduciary Duties to Recover in a Lawsuit
    JAP accused Today’s Sushi’s owners of breaching their fiduciary duty by, among other things, hiring a new sushi chef and making him a limited partner without JAP’s consent, spending partnership funds on employee ski trips…
Rank this Week: 284

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/
  • May 28

    The "Google Cultural Institute" & Open Access to Cultural Heritage

    The "Google Cultural Institute" & Open Access to Cultural Heritage
    The "Google Cultural Institute" recently announced its initiative to document and provide access to works of art owned by museums from around the world, facilitated by the Google "art camera," which enables the production…
  • May 26

    Iowa Casino Battles to Keep 501(c) (4) Statu

    Iowa Casino Battles to Keep 501(c) (4) Statu
    A recent story describes the battle an Iowa casino faces in trying to keep its non-profit status as a 501(c) (4) social welfare organization. The IRS believes that the casino is too commercially successful to be considered a charitable…
  • May 25

    Amazon's Temporary Donation to Local Non-Profit

    Amazon's Temporary Donation to Local Non-Profit
    A recent article highlights Amazon’s unique combination of business foresight and philanthropic giving. Amazon has purchased a former motel that it eventually plans to use for expansion of its Seattle campus. However, it is not quite ready…
Rank this Week: 4420

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

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

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/
  • May 28

    Delaware Bill Proposes Appraisal Right Restriction

    Delaware Bill Proposes Appraisal Right Restriction
    A former law student of mine who practices in Delaware just alerted me to this Delaware Online article. The article describes the proposed bill as follows: House Bill 371 would restrict the number of corporate shareholders who can petition…
  • May 28

    Roseanne’s Lessons for Corporate Manager

    Roseanne’s Lessons for Corporate Manager
    Public companies are required to report certain material events within 4 business days on Form 8-K. These events include such matters as the departure of directors or officers, the disposition of assets, or material impairment of assets. In…
  • May 27

    Student-Focused Phone Scam

    Student-Focused Phone Scam
    One of our readers (thanks, Tom N.) brought this to my attention earlier today. I have passed it on to some folks internally here at UT Law. Scammers who prey on students to extract money from them to pay a...
Rank this Week: 128

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
  • May 28

    CFPB and Class Action Arbitration

    CFPB and Class Action Arbitration
    On May 5, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a 377-page notice of proposed rulemaking that would prohibit, going forward, banks and a variety of other companies from including in contracts arbitration clauses that…
  • May 27

    Weekly Roundup: May 20–May 26, 2016

    Weekly Roundup: May 20–May 26, 2016
    Creditor Rights, Claims Enforcement, and Bond Returns in Mergers and Acquisitions Posted by Luc Renneboog, Tilburg University, on Friday, May 20, 2016 Tags: Bankruptcy, Bondholders, Bonds, Credit exposure, Cross-border transactions, Debt,…
  • May 27

    SEC Guidance on Non-Financial GAAP Measure

    SEC Guidance on Non-Financial GAAP Measure
    On May 17, 2016, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission staff issued important updates to its Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations regarding the use of non-GAAP financial measures. Last significantly modified in January 2010, these…
Rank this Week: 72

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • May 28

    Weekend Reading: Little Pink House

    Weekend Reading: Little Pink House
    In 2005, the US Supreme Court was faced with a challenge on the “public use” provision of the Constitution’s eminent domain protection. We know the government can’t take private property without just compensation. The…
  • May 27

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for May 27

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for May 27
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. Up Close and Personal: Individual CCO Liability – Part I by Tom Fox in FCPA Compliance & Ethics For when should a CCO have liability and should the…
  • May 26

    New Anti-Money Laundering Rule

    New Anti-Money Laundering Rule
    The U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s new customer due diligence rule requires covered financial institutions to collect information on the significant beneficial owners of customers that are legal…
Rank this Week: 1192

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Covers commercial and civil litigation in New York.

http://www.nylitigationfirm.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1822

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

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

    Château Sociando-Mallet (Haut-Médoc) 1986 with rack of lamb and cauliflower "rice"

    Château Sociando-Mallet (Haut-Médoc) 1986 with rack of lamb and cauliflower "rice"
    Stuffed Rack of Lamb 1 rack of lamb, frenched ~ ⅓ cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and minced (I like Bella Sun Luci ) 1 tablespoon basil pesto (I like Seggiano ) 1 clove garlic, minced Hold a... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • May 27

    John Engler versus activist shareholder

    John Engler versus activist shareholder
    Anyone with $2,000 of stock can submit proposals and keep CEOs distracted, writes @BizRoundtable's John Engler: https://t.co/eEMfHTgBEg — WSJ Editorial Page (@WSJopinion) May 27, 2016 [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
  • May 27

    Haskell Murray on the link between grade inflation and participation trophie

    Haskell Murray on the link between grade inflation and participation trophie
    It's a logical, amusing, and scary proposition: A few months ago, Inside Higher Ed ran a story that noted "that grades continue to rise and that A is the most common grade earned at all kinds of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 117

DealBook

DealBook

Covers mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, IPOs, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and law. From The New York Times.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
Rank this Week: 5

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • May 27

    A Memorial Day Message: Pause to Remember and Honor America's Fallen

    A Memorial Day Message: Pause to Remember and Honor America's Fallen
    Pausing to remember and honor America’s fallen service members is a practice dating back more than 100 years. Since the days of the Civil War, humble Americans have gathered together on Memorial Day to remember and pay tribute to all…
  • May 20

    Female Bank of America Executive Files Discrimination Lawsuit

    Female Bank of America Executive Files Discrimination Lawsuit
    Megan Messina, a 42 year-old executive at Bank of America, is suing her employer for gender discrimination and whistleblower retaliation. The complaint was filed in a Manhattan federal court in May of 2016. Messina began working at Bank of…
  • May 13

    Facebook Sued Over Sending Unsolicited Text Message

    Facebook Sued Over Sending Unsolicited Text Message
    Facebook is facing a federal lawsuit based on their practice of sending text messages to people who have been given recycled cell phone numbers. Washington, D.C. resident Christine Holt is not a Facebook member. Nonetheless, when she got a…
Rank this Week: 1549

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    Throwback trade dress, Care Bears edition

    Throwback trade dress, Care Bears edition
    Newly added to my collection, the infringing Dan-Dee teddy with the functional tummy graphics:American Greetings Corp. v. Dan­Dee Imports, Inc., 807 F. 2d 1136 (3d Cir. 1986)http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • May 27

    NPR Marketplace on Oracle v. Google

    NPR Marketplace on Oracle v. Google
    I'm quoted in the story.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • May 27

    Transformative work of the day, political edition

    Transformative work of the day, political edition
    Rebel Girl: this pro-Clinton mashup was initially subject to a DMCA claim, but seems to have survived.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 272

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/
  • May 27

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: May 23-27, 2016

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: May 23-27, 2016
    I have just returned from the Midwest Small Business Government Contracting Symposium in Moline, Illinois where I presented on the topic of “Big Changes for Small Business: New Federal Contracting Rules and Regulations.” There was…
  • May 27

    Thank You, Quad Cities!

    Thank You, Quad Cities!
    I am back from a trip to the Quad Cities of Illinois and Iowa, where I gave two presentations at the Midwest Small Business Government Contracting Symposium. My first presentation focused on upcoming legal developments (including the…
  • May 26

    GAO: Awardee’s Low Price Isn’t Too Low, Absent a Price Realism Evaluation

    GAO: Awardee’s Low Price Isn’t Too Low, Absent a Price Realism Evaluation
    In a fixed-price procurement, an agency cannot reject an offeror for proposing a “too low” price unless the solicitation specifically contemplates a price realism evaluation. This point is one of several interesting issues…
Rank this Week: 3482

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Covers business and franchise law.

http://www.spadealaw.com/blog
  • May 27

    Tom Spadea to Speak at Franchise Workshop at Rowan University

    Tom Spadea to Speak at Franchise Workshop at Rowan University
    If you have thought about starting your own franchise, then this workshop is for you! Find out how you can start being your own boss by attending this FREE event on June 1st (Wednesday). Note that you must register beforehand to attend. In…
  • May 24

    49th Annual International Franchise Association Legal Symposium

    49th Annual International Franchise Association Legal Symposium
    Will Jameson of Spadea Lignana Shares His Experience Franchise lawyers, CEOs, small business owners and more gathered in Washington DC from May 15-17, 2016 for the IFA's 49th Annual Legal Symposium. This year’s program provided value…
  • May 5

    Tom Spadea Speaking at Craft Brewers Conference

    Tom Spadea Speaking at Craft Brewers Conference
    FREE THE BEER!: AN EXPLORATION OF THE RELEVANCE, NECESSITY, AND LEGALITY OF MODERN BEER FRANCHISE LAW The sale and distribution of beer is regulated by franchise laws that govern and restrict the relationship of brewers and their wholesalers.…
Rank this Week: 843

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business transactions, start-ups, and mergers. By Structure Law Group, LLP.

http://www.sanjosebusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3224

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 141

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/
  • May 27

    Remarriage Protection

    Remarriage Protection
    Remarriage Protection Many lawyers proclaim to have remarriage protection in their estate planning documents, but few estate plans deal with these issues completely. A traditional trust that deals with remarriage will include language that…
  • May 4

    Prince – Estate planning

    Prince – Estate planning
    Like many deaths, the death of the legendary pop star Prince came as a shock and surprise for the world.  What shocked estate planning attorneys even more so is the possibility that Prince may have died without a will or an estate plan,…
  • May 4

    Prince – Estate planning

    Prince – Estate planning
    Like many deaths, the death of the legendary pop star Prince came as a shock and surprise for the world.  What shocked estate planning attorneys even more so is the possibility that Prince may have died without a will or an estate plan,…
Rank this Week: 418

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • May 27

    Reflections on Leadership Lancaster – The Finale

    Reflections on Leadership Lancaster – The Finale
    As a proud member of the Leadership Lancaster Core Class of 2016, I will be posting periodic updates of my experiences in the program. Learn more about Leadership Lancaster at www.leadershiplancaster.org or feel free to contact me directly…
  • May 18

    New Federal Rule Increases Employee Eligibility for Overtime Pay

    New Federal Rule Increases Employee Eligibility for Overtime Pay
    In a March 17, 2016 press release, the White House announced that the Department of Labor will issue a final rule today that will expand workers’ eligibility to receive overtime pay (time-and-a-half). Under the prior rule, only workers…
  • May 4

    The Successful Turnover: Best Practices for Transition from Developer to Association

    The Successful Turnover: Best Practices for Transition from Developer to Association
    Thank you to everyone who joined me and Lori Van Gorden of Horst Property Management for our real estate development seminar on May 2.  We led an informative discussion about “The Successful Turnover: Best Practices for Transition…
Rank this Week: 4828

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
  • May 27

    Getting Your Client Ready for Deposition

    Getting Your Client Ready for Deposition
    For most clients, being questioned in a deposition is a new and frightening experience. The more you can do to prepare your client, the better he or she will feel and perform. When it comes to instructing your client on how to respond to…
  • May 25

    Voir Dire: Your First Chance to Make a Good Impression

    Voir Dire: Your First Chance to Make a Good Impression
    Some attorneys erroneously think of their opening statement as the first opportunity to present themselves to the jury. In reality, the jurors will begin getting an impression of you—and by extension, your case—as soon as you…
  • May 23

    Spouses in the Workplace: Allow or Prohibit?

    Spouses in the Workplace: Allow or Prohibit?
    Employers often face the issue of whether to allow spouses or other family members to work together. Regardless the side the employer falls on, there is potential liability lurking. A policy that allows the hiring of spouses or family members…
Rank this Week: 1197

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 476

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

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

    Board Meeting: Ain’t Gonna Meet Itself

    Board Meeting: Ain’t Gonna Meet Itself
    In this 10-second video, Ehrlich from “Silicon Valley” has a board meeting that won’t meet itself: Happy Memorial Day! – Broc Romanek
  • May 26

    Auditor Independence: Unintended Consequences of “Loan Rule” Violation

    Auditor Independence: Unintended Consequences of “Loan Rule” Violation
    The disclosure in this Form 8-K filed by Invesco reflects a question posed to the Big 4 recently by the SEC Staff. This position by the SEC seems like it could ultimately impact clients of the Big 4 if a passive investor (eg. large bank)…
  • May 25

    Non-GAAP Measures: Are The New CDIs Kosher?

    Non-GAAP Measures: Are The New CDIs Kosher?
    The first thing I need to note is that I have moved up the date of our webcast – “Non-GAAP Disclosures: What Is Permissible?” – to Thursday, June 9th at 11 am eastern. Meredith Cross has joined the all-star panel too.…
Rank this Week: 485

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/
Rank this Week: 187

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

Covers fundamental concepts relevant to estate planning, business law, real estate law, and tax law. By Cook & Cook.

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • May 26

    Before You Travel This Summer, Don’t Forget These 5 Estate Planning Must Do

    Before You Travel This Summer, Don’t Forget These 5 Estate Planning Must Do
    It’s travel season! Whether you’re planning to dip your toes in the sand and surf, or ride the newest attractions at your favorite amusement park, you’re ready to hit the road (or the skies) and get out of town! Before you…
  • Apr 26

    Candidates' Proposed Estate Tax Plan

    Candidates' Proposed Estate Tax Plan
    Robert Woods, writing for Forbes: Under current law, estates worth $5.45 million or less are exempt from federal estate tax. Beyond that, you pay. Call it an estate tax, a death tax, or a tax on accumulated wealth. Whatever you call it, it…
  • Apr 14

    Bernie Sander's Estate Tax Plan

    Bernie Sander's Estate Tax Plan
    Ashlea Ebeling, reporting for Forbes: The Sanders bill, a rewrite of a bill he introduced in 2010—the year the estate tax lapsed under the Bush tax cuts — would exempt the first $3.5 million on an individual’s estate from…
Rank this Week: 4662

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/
  • May 26

    Corporate Finance and Pension Restructuring

    Corporate Finance and Pension Restructuring
    As I wrote in "Pension risk, governance and CFO liability" for the Journal of Corporate Treasury Management, "Unchecked pension problems are increasingly wreaking havoc with merger, acquisition or spin-off deals." This notion that…
  • May 18

    The DOL Fiduciary Rule, Seller's Exception and Independent Fiduciarie

    The DOL Fiduciary Rule, Seller's Exception and Independent Fiduciarie
    How does a service provider determine whether it is making a recommendation to "independent fiduciaries of plans and IRAs with financial expertise?" This is a key question that could determine whether an organization or individual is…
  • May 16

    Fiduciary Certification and Training

    Fiduciary Certification and Training
    Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking to Dr. Anna Tilba with the Newcastle University Business School in the United Kingdom ("UK"). A mutual colleague had suggested we speak since we both work in the governance area. Dr. Tilba is…
Rank this Week: 875

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    RBI Permits Deferment of Consideration and Escrow Mechanism Under Automatic Route

    RBI Permits Deferment of Consideration and Escrow Mechanism Under Automatic Route
    [The following post is contributed by Abhishek Dubey who is a Managing Associate with BMR Legal, Delhi. The views expressed here are personal.]In continuation of its policy to rationalize the existing regime under the Foreign Exchange…
  • May 26

    Draft Guidelines for Development of Onshore Wind Power Projects: A Preliminary Analysi

    Draft Guidelines for Development of Onshore Wind Power Projects: A Preliminary Analysi
    [The following guest post is contributed by Alimpan Banerjee, who is an Associate at Luthra and Luthra Law Offices, New Delhi. Views expressed are personal.]The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (“MNRE”) has recently…
  • May 26

    Arbitrability of Copyright Dispute

    Arbitrability of Copyright Dispute
    [The following guest post is contributed by Aditya Swarup, who is an Assistant Professor at Jindal Global Law School. The author would like to thank Shivprasad Swaminthan, Assistant Professor, Jindal Global Law School and Angad Mehta,…
Rank this Week: 1036

AG Deal Diary

AG Deal Diary

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

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

    Congress Passes MTB Reform Legislation

    Congress Passes MTB Reform Legislation
    Congress has enacted new legislation, the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016 (H.R. 4923), which offers a unique opportunity for U.S. companies whose imported goods require the payment of tariffs (i.e., normal customs duties)…
  • May 25

    Canadian Tax Credits: Lights, Credit, Axing!

    Canadian Tax Credits: Lights, Credit, Axing!
    As of October 1, 2016, British Columbia (B.C.) will reduce tax credits available to film and television productions. Basic production service tax credits will be reduced from 33 percent to 28 percent, and tax credits offered to digital…
  • May 23

    SEC Releases New and Updated Non-GAAP C&DI

    SEC Releases New and Updated Non-GAAP C&DI
    The Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Corporation Finance (“Staff”) recently released 12 new and updated Compliance & Disclosure Interpretations ("C&DIs") addressing the use of non-GAAP financial…
Rank this Week: 1027

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

Offers Delaware Chancery Court and Supreme Court updates. By Francis G.X. Pileggi.

http://www.delawarelitigation.com/
  • May 26

    Delaware Supreme Court Addresses Direct v. Derivative Claim

    Delaware Supreme Court Addresses Direct v. Derivative Claim
    The difference between a direct claim by a stockholder against a corporation as compared to a derivative claim, is a subtlety that even the most astute corporate litigator cannot always easily discern. Many Delaware court opinions…
  • May 15

    Chancery Addresses Nuances of Advancement Claim

    Chancery Addresses Nuances of Advancement Claim
    For those of us who follow the latest developments in the law of advancement claims for directors and officers, a recent transcript ruling should be of interest, due to circumstances not often addressed in advancement decisions that we have…
  • May 11

    Corporate Law Seminar

    Corporate Law Seminar
    I have been asked to provide information about the following seminar on corporate law at Rutgers Law School-Camden: The Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance is presenting a conference on corporate compliance on Friday, May 20,…
Rank this Week: 332

Indiana Business Lawyer Blog

Indiana Business Lawyer Blog

Cover business and corporate law issues. By Parr Richey Obremskey Frandsen & Patterson.

http://www.indianabusinesslawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4102

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • May 26

    The DOL’s Final FLSA Overtime Exemption Rule: What Employers Must Do Now (Free CLE Webinar, 6/1)

    The DOL’s Final FLSA Overtime Exemption Rule: What Employers Must Do Now (Free CLE Webinar, 6/1)
    Practical Law, an InhouseBlog advertiser, has an upcoming webinar that provides free CLE in a number of states: Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. ET Join Practical Law and the Wage & Hour Defense Institute…
  • May 24

    Mid-Tier Law Firms Took a Hit in 2015

    Mid-Tier Law Firms Took a Hit in 2015
    If 2015 was a slow year for top 100 U.S. law firms, it was an even worse year for the next level down. On Monday, the American Lawyer issued its annual financial ranking of the largest 101-200 U.S The post Mid-Tier Law Firms Took a Hit in…
  • May 23

    The Non-Lawyer Firm Ownership Debate Is Officially Closed, For Now

    The Non-Lawyer Firm Ownership Debate Is Officially Closed, For Now
    There was no funeral, but the prospect that the American Bar Association would consider non-lawyer ownership of firms at its annual meeting this summer has quietly died. The ABA’s House of Delegates needed to…
Rank this Week: 135

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • May 26

    EU-Parlament: Geplanter EU-U.S. Privacy Shield „verbesserungswürdig“

    EU-Parlament: Geplanter EU-U.S. Privacy Shield „verbesserungswürdig“
    Gemäss Medienmitteilung vom 26. Mai 2016 ist das EU-Parlament der Auffassung, dass die EU-Kommission die Verhandlungen mit den USA zur EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Regelung „fortführen“ sollte, „um auf weitere…
  • May 25

    Öffentliche Urkunden: Bundesrat will elektronische Form zulassen

    Öffentliche Urkunden: Bundesrat will elektronische Form zulassen
    Gemäss einer Medienmitteilung des Bundesamts für Justiz vom 25. Mai 2016 will der Bundesrat die "Digitalisierung und die elektronische Archivierung in der öffentlichen Beurkundung prioritär vorantreiben". Zu diesem Zweck…
  • May 21

    FMH: Empfehlungen für Ärzte zum Umgang mit Social Media

    FMH: Empfehlungen für Ärzte zum Umgang mit Social Media
    Der Berufsverband der Schweizer Ärzteschaft (FMH) hat am 18. Mai 2016 ein fünfseitiges Dokument zum "Umgang mit sozialen Medien - Empfehlungen für Ärztinnen und Ärzte" veröffentlicht.Diese Empfehlungen richten…
Rank this Week: 630

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: 253

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Covers business law, civil litigation, civil rights, criminal defense, estates & trusts, family law, labor & employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, qui tam and workers' compensation.

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • May 26

    Litigating Claims under the New Maryland False Claims Act

    Litigating Claims under the New Maryland False Claims Act
    Jeffrey Mills was the Director of Food and Nutritional Services for the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) from 2010 to 2013.  DCPS used Chartwells, a contractor, to provide its food and food services for students in…
  • May 19

    Potential Liability of Snapchat For Distracting Drivers Involved in Auto Accident

    Potential Liability of Snapchat For Distracting Drivers Involved in Auto Accident
      Snapchat, the popular social networking application, is unique in that the messages sent over the app “self-destruct” seconds after being opened.  Snapchat also provides its users with a series of…
  • May 19

    ABA OPPOSES PROPOSED MEDICAL MALPRACTICE BILL

    ABA OPPOSES PROPOSED MEDICAL MALPRACTICE BILL
    On March 21, 2016, the American Bar Association formally announced its opposition to a proposed bill in Congress that would limit the amount of noneconomic damages that can be awarded by judges and juries in medical liability cases in state…
Rank this Week: 2186

Philadelphia Business Lawyer Blog

Philadelphia Business Lawyer Blog

By Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt, P.C.

http://www.philadelphiabusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • May 26

    What Does the New Overtime Law Mean for Your Business?

    What Does the New Overtime Law Mean for Your Business?
    Starting December 1, 2016, a new overtime rule goes into effect that employers should be aware of that will impact employees on salary.  The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that applies to all employers across the…
  • May 17

    Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 Redefines Federal Approach

    Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 Redefines Federal Approach
    Last week, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 or DTSA into law.  This new law provides the owners of trade secrets a private right of action against those individuals or entities who misappropriate trade…
  • May 13

    Thinking Of The Future with Business Succession Plan

    Thinking Of The Future with Business Succession Plan
    Last week we recognized the passing of Prince and discussed what impact the lack of a business succession plan might have upon his business empire.  This week we’ll cover the elements of a business succession plan.  First,…
Rank this Week: 4525

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1010

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/
  • May 26

    Congressional testimony on legislative reform proposals for the FTC

    Congressional testimony on legislative reform proposals for the FTC
    Earlier this week I testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade regarding several proposed FTC reform bills. You can find my written testimony here. That testimony was drawn from a 100 page report,…
  • May 25

    The Third Circuit pushes back on FCC’s unjustified rule on joint sales agreement

    The Third Circuit pushes back on FCC’s unjustified rule on joint sales agreement
    While we all wait on pins and needles for the DC Circuit to issue its long-expected ruling on the FCC’s Open Internet Order, another federal appeals court has pushed back on Tom Wheeler’s FCC for its unremitting “just trust…
  • May 25

    The Third Circuit pushes back on FCC’s unjustified rule on joint sales agreement

    The Third Circuit pushes back on FCC’s unjustified rule on joint sales agreement
    While we all wait on pins and needles for the DC Circuit to issue its long-expected ruling on the FCC’s Open Internet Order, another federal appeals court has pushed back on Tom Wheeler’s FCC for its unremitting “just trust…
Rank this Week: 839

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
Rank this Week: 2150

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/
  • May 26

    Misrepresentation Without Damages Results in Rescission of Contract to Purchase Condominium

    Misrepresentation Without Damages Results in Rescission of Contract to Purchase Condominium
    In preparing to purchase a condo unit, the buyer informed the condo board that she was not going to conduct any business in that unit. After she closed, the buyer sought board approval to renovate the unit to accommodate a children’s…
  • Mar 31

    Lack of "Use" Undermines Common-Law Trademark Claim

    Lack of "Use" Undermines Common-Law Trademark Claim
    Following our last article about "use" and its relationship with the trademark application process, another case we came across further illustrates this concept, albeit in a more limited manner. Weld-Tech and Aquasol Corp. both sell a…
  • Mar 31

    Lack of “Use” Undermines Common-Law Trademark Claim

    Lack of “Use” Undermines Common-Law Trademark Claim
    Following our last article about “use” and its relationship with the trademark application process, another case we came across further illustrates this concept, albeit in a more limited manner. Weld-Tech and Aquasol Corp. both…
Rank this Week: 2958

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • May 26

    How to Make a Legal Rental Agreement

    How to Make a Legal Rental Agreement
    We get a lot of questions about rental properties and how to make a lot of money off of it. One of our best pieces of advice, whether you’re an experienced investor or just renting out your first investment property, is that it’s…
  • May 24

    Contract Glossary of Terms: UCC and Statute of Fraud

    Contract Glossary of Terms: UCC and Statute of Fraud
    This is a series of posts about contract terms to help you understand your business better. To see the previous post in this series, click this link: Post 1, Post 2, Post 3.  Post 4. Contract Glossary of Terms: UCC and Statute of…
  • May 19

    Theranos Investigation and Misrepresentation

    Theranos Investigation and Misrepresentation
    A recent investigation of the Silicon Valley “sweetheart” Theranos looks into what representations its founder, Elizabeth Holmes, made to investors and whether they amount to misrepresentation. This headliner gives us…
Rank this Week: 521

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/
  • May 26

    Taking Action That Affects The Shareholder Vote? Expect the “Gimlet Eye”

    Taking Action That Affects The Shareholder Vote? Expect the “Gimlet Eye”
    Here’s the intro for this Orrick memo: On May 19, 2016, the Delaware Chancery Court preliminarily enjoined the directors of Cogentix Medical from reducing the size of the company’s board because, under the facts presented, there…
  • May 25

    Transcript: “M&A Research – Nuts & Bolts”

    Transcript: “M&A Research – Nuts & Bolts”
    We have posted the transcript for our recent webcast: “M&A Research: Nuts & Bolts.”
  • May 24

    Private Deal Terms Study

    Private Deal Terms Study
    In this 101-page study, SRS Acquiom analyzes the deal terms of 735 private-target acquisitions valued at $137 billion, to assist you in deal structuring and negotiation and bring you a robust view of the private-target M&A…
Rank this Week: 362

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • May 25

    Divided Loyalties? Defense Counsel in M&A Litigation

    Divided Loyalties? Defense Counsel in M&A Litigation
    What is the role of defense counsel in deal litigation? What impact does the involvement of “top” deal litigation firms have on lawsuit outcomes? And what will the impact on deal litigation be from the advent of forum selection…
  • May 24

    Under Morrison, U.S. Securities Laws Don’t Apply to Toshiba’s Unsponsored ADRs Purchased OTC in the U.S.

    Under Morrison, U.S. Securities Laws Don’t Apply to Toshiba’s Unsponsored ADRs Purchased OTC in the U.S.
    It has been nearly six years since the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark 2010 decision in Morrison v. National Australia Bank, in which the Court restricted the ability of shareholders of non-U.S. companies who purchased their shares…
  • May 23

    Two Cities in Canada

    Two Cities in Canada
    The D&O Diary was on assignment in Canada last week for meetings and to attend a PLUS Canadian Chapter event in Montréal. It was a short sunlit visit to our Northern neighbor, but it was just long enough for a bit of foreign…
Rank this Week: 538

Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

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

http://www.tiltingthescales.com/
  • May 25

    Trial & Heirs: 5 Estate Planning Stumbling Block

    Trial & Heirs: 5 Estate Planning Stumbling Block
    Last month, Prince died at the ripe young age of 57. He had no will, as reported by his only full sibling (a sister). She filed for probate of his estate in Minnesota, where he owned a home in Paisley Park. Under Minnesota law, a probate…
  • May 25

    Did My Employee Just Say That?!? Manage Risk with a Company Crisis Plan

    Did My Employee Just Say That?!? Manage Risk with a Company Crisis Plan
    Johnny Hotshot, the 11 year-old shortstop on the Dallas Rangers Little League team, suffered a horrific brain injury after a pitching machine at the Hitz-R-Us batting cage malfunctioned. Melanie Scoop, a reporter from one of the local news…
  • Apr 22

    “Best Interests” of Investors and Employee

    “Best Interests” of Investors and Employee
    Ima Knowitall, owner of All My Business Ideas (AMBI), just read the Wall Street Journal article on new Department of Labor (DOL) regulations and called her financial advisor, Phillip Coffers. Mindful of last fall’s Tilting the Scales…
Rank this Week: 4125

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/
  • May 25

    Disclosure Obligations in Residential Real Estate Transaction

    Disclosure Obligations in Residential Real Estate Transaction
    The residential real estate market in the Lower Mainland is incredibly active. Prices continue to rise by significant amounts in a matter of weeks, sometimes days. Stories abound of bidding wars and sales without subject clauses. Out of…
  • May 4

    “Today just got better”… unless you had a prepaid cellphone card from Bell Mobility

    “Today just got better”… unless you had a prepaid cellphone card from Bell Mobility
    Bell Mobility’s slogan may ring hollow for some Canadians in light of the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision in Sankar v. Bell Mobility Inc., 2016 ONCA 242, which will likely end the $200-million class action involving as many as…
  • Apr 18

    How to Remove a Certificate of Pending Litigation

    How to Remove a Certificate of Pending Litigation
    A certificate of pending litigation (a CPL) is a form of charge that can be registered on title to land where someone commences a legal claim in which they assert an interest in that land. CPLs are intended to protect the claimant’s…
Rank this Week: 3045

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: 4918

New York Commercial and…

New York Commercial and Construction Lawyer Blog

Covers business and insurance law. By Rich, Intelisano & Katz, LLP.

http://www.newyorkcommercialconstructionlawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 1216

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/
  • May 25

    Update on DOJ Website Accessibility Regulations and Mobile Accessibility: Employer Consideration

    Update on DOJ Website Accessibility Regulations and Mobile Accessibility: Employer Consideration
    Our colleagues Joshua Stein, co-chair of Epstein Becker Green’s ADA and Public Accommodations Group, and Stephen Strobach, Accessibility Specialist, have a post on the Retail Labor and Employment Law blog that will be of interest to…
  • May 19

    Employers: DOL Final White Collar Exemption Rule Takes Effect on December 1, 2016

    Employers: DOL Final White Collar Exemption Rule Takes Effect on December 1, 2016
    Our colleagues Jeffrey Ruzal and Michael Kun at Epstein Becker Green have a post on the Wage & Hour Defense Blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the financial services industry: “DOL Final White Collar Exemption…
  • May 17

    OSHA’s Electronic Recordkeeping Rule: New Pitfalls for Employer

    OSHA’s Electronic Recordkeeping Rule: New Pitfalls for Employer
    Our colleague Valerie Butera, a Member of the Firm at Epstein Becker Green, has a post on the OSHA Law Update blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the financial services industry: “OSHA’s New Electronic…
Rank this Week: 580

Cal Biz Lit

Cal Biz Lit

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

http://www.calbizlit.com/cal_biz_lit/
  • May 25

    Attorney General Releases 2015 Proposition 65 Settlement Data

    Attorney General Releases 2015 Proposition 65 Settlement Data
    Every year about this time, the Attorney General posts and summarizes all of the Proposition 65 settlements from the preceding year, providing information about which settlements require reformulation of products, which require warnings,…
  • Apr 4

    What Chemicals Are Most Often Cited By Proposition 65 Bounty-Hunters?

    What Chemicals Are Most Often Cited By Proposition 65 Bounty-Hunters?
    About a year and a half ago, Cal Biz Lit took a look at all of the 60 day notices for the previous year (July 2013 through June, 2014) to see what chemicals were being cited for companies’ failure to...
  • Mar 31

    Coming in the Next Two Years: Revised Proposition 65 Safe Harbor Warning Regulations, Part II

    Coming in the Next Two Years: Revised Proposition 65 Safe Harbor Warning Regulations, Part II
    On Tuesday, CBL blogged about some of the new proposed Proposition 65 warnings. As promised, there is more, and here it is. OEHHA Tries and Fails to Solve The “Label” vs. “Labeling” Problem OEHHA’s Safe Harbor…
Rank this Week: 723