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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 28

    Surviving a career in higher education

    Surviving a career in higher education
    This seems like sensible advice: There are several lessons that American professors can draw from [recent] events: 1) Never object to a diversity policy publicly. It is no longer permitted. You may... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • May 22

    Justice Alito on the growing threat to religious liberty

    Justice Alito on the growing threat to religious liberty
    From the WSJ: Reports KYW Newsradio: Alito, a South Jersey native, spoke candidly about what he perceives as persistent attacks on free-speech rights and religious liberty. A Roman Catholic himself,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • May 18

    Is "Corporate Governance" a branch of "Moral Psychology"?

    Is "Corporate Governance" a branch of "Moral Psychology"?
    Alan Palmiter has a wonderful new paper out, which I liked immensely. Corporate Governance as Moral Psychology (May 6, 2017). Washington and Lee Law Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 87

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

    ICYMI: #corpgov Tweets From the Week (May 28, 2017)

    ICYMI: #corpgov Tweets From the Week (May 28, 2017)
    "LLC Punch List: Ten Things to Do After Forming Your Entity" https://t.co/yVb9NbSkyT #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) May 22, 2017 "SEC Files Charges in Trading Scheme Involving Confidential Government…
  • May 27

    Reality is just a shared illusion

    Reality is just a shared illusion
    I’m always looking for quirky evidence of market efficiency – or market inefficiency – to share with my students. For example, there’s the Cuba Beverage thing, and the Trump tweets thing. And now, there’s the fake news thing: As…
  • May 26

    Nike Oregon Project and Morals Clause

    Nike Oregon Project and Morals Clause
    Last Friday, The New York Times ran a story on possible performance enhancing drug use inside the Nike Oregon Project. The Nike Oregon Project is coached by running legend Alberto Salazar, who, by all accounts, is both incredibly competitive…
Rank this Week: 140

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 28

    Enforcing Foreign Judgments in Family Law Matter

    Enforcing Foreign Judgments in Family Law Matter
    If you have attained a divorce decree internationally, it may seem like the case is over. You filed all your paperwork, a judge heard your case at a hearing, and the court entered a judgment; however, what happens if you and your spouse have…
  • May 26

    Protecting Your Contract with Contractor

    Protecting Your Contract with Contractor
    Whenever you remodel or renovate your home, you likely will hire a contractor.  A contractor is a person or company that signs a contract to provide materials or labor to perform a service.  People use contractors for housing…
  • May 24

    3 Reasons to Consult an Attorney for Florida Commercial Rental

    3 Reasons to Consult an Attorney for Florida Commercial Rental
    Florida commercial rental properties can be a lucrative primary or secondary source of income.  Although rental properties can be very profitable, they require sound strategies to maximize their effectiveness.  Not only should you…
Rank this Week: 1661

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

    The Origins of Corporate Social Responsibility

    The Origins of Corporate Social Responsibility
    The area of corporate social responsibility is awash in rhetoric. Although most corporate managers and business advisors agree that engaging in socially responsible behavior is the correct thing for businesses to do, few can articulate a…
  • May 27

    Potential Regulatory Relief—Financial CHOICE Act 2.0

    Potential Regulatory Relief—Financial CHOICE Act 2.0
    On May 4, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee voted to advance the Financial CHOICE (“Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers, and Entrepreneurs”) Act (Version 2.0) to the House of…
  • May 26

    Financial Scholars Oppose Eliminating “Orderly Liquidation Authority” As Crisis-Avoidance Restructuring Backstop

    Financial Scholars Oppose Eliminating “Orderly Liquidation Authority” As Crisis-Avoidance Restructuring Backstop
    Last week, Jeff Gordon and I wrote to the chairs and ranking members of the Senate and House Banking and Judiciary committees, analyzing reasons why a bankruptcy structure should not be allowed to substitute for the Dodd-Frank…
Rank this Week: 58

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: 9

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • May 27

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for May 28, 2017

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for May 28, 2017
    The following list is a sample of the bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings that have been filed over the past twenty-four hours in selected bankruptcy courts nationwide: U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Alabama U.S.…
  • May 26

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for May 27, 2017

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for May 27, 2017
    The following list is a sample of the bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings that have been filed over the past twenty-four hours in selected bankruptcy courts nationwide: U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Alabama U.S.…
  • May 26

    News Headlines for May 26, 2017

    News Headlines for May 26, 2017
    Declaration of Interim Chief Executive Officer of 21st Century Oncology Holdings, Inc. in Support of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Filings ,Best Buy Rockets To All-Time High On First-Quarter Beat, Higher Guidance ,Regional Brewers Hit Hardest by…
Rank this Week: 42

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/
  • May 27

    The MFT Complaint: Rollovers and Seller

    The MFT Complaint: Rollovers and Seller
    In our prior post, we looked at Paragraphs 39 through 52 of the Complaint filed against the Missouri Funeral Trust, and the implications of Missouri’s Common Trust Fund law.  In this post we will look at paragraphs 79 through 95 of…
  • May 25

    The MFT Complaint: Rollovers and Common Trust Fund

    The MFT Complaint: Rollovers and Common Trust Fund
    In paragraphs 39 through 52, and paragraphs 79 through 95, of the Complaint filed against the Missouri Funeral Trust, the State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors raises issues with regard to the preneed trusts that were transferred by…
  • May 20

    The MFT Complaint: Assumption of Duties of a Prior Seller

    The MFT Complaint: Assumption of Duties of a Prior Seller
    In Paragraphs 35 through 38 of the Complaint filed against the Missouri Funeral Trust, the State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors seek discipline against MFT for its inability to produce copies of contracts sold by a funeral home that…
Rank this Week: 4651

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

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

    NCLAT on the Definition of a “Dispute” Under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

    NCLAT on the Definition of a “Dispute” Under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code
    [Post by Shyam Pandya, who is a partner at Desai & Diwanji. Views are personal.Disclosure: The author represented the respondent in the matter, i.e., Mobilox Innovations Private Limited] In the context of a corporate insolvency resolution…
  • May 24

    Geotagging: A New Way to Track Charged Asset

    Geotagging: A New Way to Track Charged Asset
    [Post by Rohit Sharma, who is an Executive at Vinod Kothari & Co. He can be reached at rohit@vinodkothari.com.]NotificationThe Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) issued a notificationdated 7 April 2017 introducing a new way to track down…
  • May 24

    Force Majeure Clauses and Impossibility Under the Indian Contract Act

    Force Majeure Clauses and Impossibility Under the Indian Contract Act
    [Post by Isha Jain, who is a 4th year student at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore.Other posts related to this topic are available hereand here.]The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Energy Watchdog v. Central…
Rank this Week: 294

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 26

    Adena, Alizade, Bohner, Harke & Mesters on Quality Certifications for Nonprofit

    Adena, Alizade, Bohner, Harke & Mesters on Quality Certifications for Nonprofit
    Maja Adena, Jeyhun Alizade, Frauke Bohner, Julian Harke and Fabio Mesters have posted Quality Certifications for Nonprofits, Charitable Giving, and Donor's Trust: Experimental Evidence on SSRN with the following abstract: In an experiment, we…
  • May 24

    Wei on Nonprofit CEO Power

    Wei on Nonprofit CEO Power
    Qian Wei has posted CEO Power and Nonprofit Performance: Evidence from Chinese Philanthropic Foundations on SSRN with the following abstract: CEO power and its implications have been largely neglected in research on nonprofit governance. This…
  • May 23

    Alfieri on Anti-Poverty Campaign

    Alfieri on Anti-Poverty Campaign
    Anthony Victor Alfieri has posted Inner-City Anti-Poverty Campaigns on SSRN with the following abstract: This Article offers a defense of outsider, legal-political intervention and community triage in inner-city anti-poverty campaigns under…
Rank this Week: 1189

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

    Unocal Claim Does not Satisfy Rule 23.1

    Unocal Claim Does not Satisfy Rule 23.1
    The Court of Chancery recently issued a thorough opinion explaining why a complaint that pleads a Unocal claim does not, per se, satisfy the pre-suit demand excusal requirements of Rule 23.1.  In Ryan v. Armstrong, Del. Ch., C.A. No.…
  • May 11

    Scholarship on Duties of Corporate Officer

    Scholarship on Duties of Corporate Officer
    Professor Lyman Johnson, whose scholarship on corporate law has been cited in Delaware court opinions, and frequently referred to on these pages, has published a paper on the implications and consequences of the paucity of Delaware case law…
  • May 10

    Court Rules That Decision by an Independent Auditor is Not an Arbitration Award

    Court Rules That Decision by an Independent Auditor is Not an Arbitration Award
    Justin M. Forcier, an associate in the Delaware office of Eckert Seamans, prepared this overview. A recent Chancery decision provides guidance regarding when the decision by an independent party appointed to resolve post-closing…
Rank this Week: 274

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2909

Pleasanton Business & Commercial…

Pleasanton Business & Commercial Law Blog

Covers Pleasanton business and commercial law. By Law Offices of James G. Schwartz P.C.

http://www.jgschwartzlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2666

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.ficlaw.com/blog/
  • May 26

    Managing Breach: What I Think Many Companies Have Yet to Get

    Managing Breach: What I Think Many Companies Have Yet to Get
    I recently spoke on a cybersecurity panel and fielded the same questions people usually want to know from lawyers when it comes to data breaches. What are the damages?  What does an “average” data breach cost?  How can I…
  • May 26

    May 2017 Website Newsletter

    May 2017 Website Newsletter
    On April 3, 2017, Jeff Ireland argued an appeal to the Twelfth District Court of Appeals in Middletown, Ohio, urging reversal of a $43 million jury verdict that had been entered against the client in November 2015. We were not involved in the…
  • May 25

    Ben Dusing’s Client, Former VA Doctor, Pleads Not Guilty

    Ben Dusing’s Client, Former VA Doctor, Pleads Not Guilty
    Dr. Barbara Temeck, the former Chief of Staff at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, who was indicted on May 3 for illegal distribution of a controlled substance, has pleaded not guilty. Her attorney, Ben Dusing, a Partner at the law firm of…
Rank this Week: 4009

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 26

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: May 22-26, 2017

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: May 22-26, 2017
    Memorial Day weekend is almost here, which means the unofficial start to summer! Whether you are hitting the beach or relaxing at home (my plans include BBQ ribs and chicken wings courtesy of the family Big Green Egg), I hope you…
  • May 25

    GAO: SBA’s Class Waiver Supported VA SDVOSB Set-Aside Decision

    GAO: SBA’s Class Waiver Supported VA SDVOSB Set-Aside Decision
    Last month, Steve wrote about a new Class Deviation rule adopted by the VA that, in effect, would limit the VA’s use of class waivers as part of its decision to restrict competition to SDVOSBs (or otherwise issue solicitations as sole…
  • May 23

    The VA’s SDVOSB JV Verification Assistance Brief Is Wrong

    The VA’s SDVOSB JV Verification Assistance Brief Is Wrong
    The VA’s Verification Assistance Brief for SDVOSB and VOSB joint ventures flat-out misstates the law regarding the manner in which joint venture profits must be split. SDVOSBs and VOSBs often rely on Verification Assistance Briefs to…
Rank this Week: 3777

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/
  • May 26

    What do I Need to Know when Firing a Problem Employee?

    What do I Need to Know when Firing a Problem Employee?
    As the owner of a corporation, LLC, or other business, you want employees on your team who improve efficiency and increase profits. However, as cautious as you may be during the hiring process, there is always the chance that an employee may…
  • May 19

    How do you Treat Leases in Bankruptcy?

    How do you Treat Leases in Bankruptcy?
    A commercial landlord is confronted with a number of issues when a tenant files bankruptcy. When a tenant files bankruptcy with an unexpired lease, the debtor tenant is given the option to “assume” or “reject” the…
  • May 12

    Venture Capital Financing – Is it Right for my Startup Business?

    Venture Capital Financing – Is it Right for my Startup Business?
    Venture capital financing can be an extremely important asset to startups that do not have access to other types of traditional business financing, such as bank loans or the public markets. There can be many benefits to venture capital…
Rank this Week: 3463

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 26

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

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

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar – Memorial Day Edition

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar – Memorial Day Edition
    As we pause this weekend to remember those who have fallen while serving the armed forces, these are some of the compliance-related stories that caught my attention recently. No Movie Could Capture the Crazy Details of Bernie Madoff’s…
  • May 24

    The One With the Fake Fitbit Steps and Fake New

    The One With the Fake Fitbit Steps and Fake New
    The quest of any insider trader is to get a stock bet in place before a big announcement is made. Robert W. Murray thought he could just make his own announcement and sell out of his trade. The target was Fitbit. This case caught my…
  • May 23

    The One With The Floundering Hedge Fund

    The One With The Floundering Hedge Fund
    I’m a local homer, so fraud cases in Massachusetts catch my attention, especially when they involve private funds. The case of the floundering hedge fund, MC2 Capital, founded by Yasuna Murakami, is the usual example of greed and…
Rank this Week: 1237

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 26

    5 Steps to Responding to a Deposition Notice

    5 Steps to Responding to a Deposition Notice
    After receiving a deposition notice or subpoena, counsel should to take a careful look at the documents served and make decisions about how to proceed. To organize the process, follow these five steps. Analyze the documents that were served.…
  • May 24

    What CA Employers Need to Know About Using Foreign Labor Contractor

    What CA Employers Need to Know About Using Foreign Labor Contractor
    To combat the trafficking and exploitation of foreign workers, the California Legislature enacted SB 477 in 2014 to strengthen regulations on “foreign labor contractors” who recruit foreign workers to relocate to California. See…
  • May 22

    5 Ways to Deal with the Family Home in Divorce

    5 Ways to Deal with the Family Home in Divorce
    When dealing with a family home that’s entirely or substantially part of the parties’ community property, the facts of the situation will lead to taking one of the following five approaches in the divorce agreement. Interspousal…
Rank this Week: 1775

Beer Law Blog

Beer Law Blog

Blog devoted to the legal issues of the craft brewer, winemaker, and distiller.

http://beerlawcenter.com/craft-beer-blog/
  • May 26

    Demystifying Legal Self Help vs. Hiring an Attorney

    Demystifying Legal Self Help vs. Hiring an Attorney
          YouTube Did you know that we have a YouTube page? Check us out! Contact us If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me at john@beerlawcenter.com or call 919-335-5291. Be sure to check out Beer Law Center…
  • May 22

    I need a permit for that? ABC Permits in NC

    I need a permit for that? ABC Permits in NC
    Common ABC Permits in NC  NC ABC* in regards to beer** *This article ONLY pertains to ABC permits in North Carolina. ** The NC ABC deals with more than just beer, but for the purposes of this article we are only talking about permits as…
  • May 17

    Why Selling to Big Beer Makes a Difference

    Why Selling to Big Beer Makes a Difference
    What does this say about Big Beer? Big Beer seems to do something about once a week that gets me mad. I saw this article today and got really upset: Anheuser-Busch Announces $11 Million Expansion of Merrimack Brewery Especially the part that…
Rank this Week: 3011

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    Fee award justified in case involving fraud on the PTO

    Fee award justified in case involving fraud on the PTO
    Amusement Art, LLC v. Life is Beautiful, LLC, 2017 WL 2259672, No. 2-14-cv-08290(C.D. Cal. May 23, 2017)Initial ruling discussed here.  Defendant LIB hosts the Life is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas, Nevada—an annual event that…
  • May 24

    high-tech look can't fool reasonable consumers about orthotic

    high-tech look can't fool reasonable consumers about orthotic
    Kommer v. Bayer Consumer Health, --- F.Supp.3d ----, 2017 WL 2231162, 16 Civ. 1560 (S.D.N.Y. May 18, 2017)Bayer sells Dr. Scholl’s foot care products, including the Dr. Scholl’s Custom Fit Orthotics Inserts. In many stores, they…
  • May 22

    Suing for false advertising as abuse of proce

    Suing for false advertising as abuse of proce
    Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc. v. Scranton Products, Inc., 2017 WL 2126320, No. 14-CV-00853 (M.D. Pa. May 16, 2017)In May 2014 SP sued Bobrick, alleging that it “carefully orchestrated a campaign to scare architects, product…
Rank this Week: 68

Cuba Law Blog

Cuba Law Blog

Covers business law, government law, and immigration law. By Brian Silber, Esq.

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

    Kempinski Opens Cuba’s First Luxury Hotel in Havana

    Kempinski Opens Cuba’s First Luxury Hotel in Havana
    Cuba’s first five-star luxury hotel opened in Havana on Monday. The Gran Hotel Manzana, which is part of the Swiss group Kempinski, is situated at the heart of Havana in front of the Grand Theater of Alicia Alonso and the gardens of…
  • May 24

    Cuba Won’t Receive USAID Funds in Proposed State Department Budget for 2018

    Cuba Won’t Receive USAID Funds in Proposed State Department Budget for 2018
    The new proposed State Department budget for Fiscal Year 2018, which was released on May 23, won’t be funding USAID programs in Cuba. “As we work to streamline efforts to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of U.S. taxpayer…
  • May 22

    Trump Sends “Warmest Wishes” to Cuban Americans on Cuban Independence Day

    Trump Sends “Warmest Wishes” to Cuban Americans on Cuban Independence Day
    President Donald Trump gave his “warmest wishes” to Cuban Americans on the 115th anniversary of the birth of the Cuban republic and promised to help Cubans on the island gain a government that respects democracy. His statement did…
Rank this Week: 2123

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/
  • May 26

    Ancestry.com Doesn't Want Your DNA Forever (At Least, Not Anymore)

    Ancestry.com Doesn't Want Your DNA Forever (At Least, Not Anymore)
    Earlier this week, Stacey Lantagne wrote a post about Ancestry.com’s Terms and Conditions. Among other things, it gives Ancestry.com a perpetual license to use its customers' DNA for…well, pretty much anything. Attorney Joel Winston wrote…
  • May 25

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts and Commercial Law Downloads (May 25, 2017)

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts and Commercial Law Downloads (May 25, 2017)
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days 26 Mar 2017 through 25 May 2017 Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 845 Surveying the Law of Emojis...
  • May 25

    In Arizona, a Breach of Good Will Does Not Require Spite

    In Arizona, a Breach of Good Will Does Not Require Spite
    A recent case out of Arizona, Russo and Steele, LLC v. Tri-Rentals, Inc., No. 1 CA-CV 16-0042, deals with breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, which is read into every Arizona contract. In the case at...
Rank this Week: 146

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

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

    New UCL public prosecutor opinion: People ex rel. Harris v. Aguayo

    New UCL public prosecutor opinion: People ex rel. Harris v. Aguayo
    In People ex rel. Harris v. Aguayo, ___ Cal.App.5th ___ (Apr. 26, 2017; pub. ord. May 25, 2017), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Two), affirmed an award of UCL restitution and civil penalties in the amount of...
  • Apr 6

    Class certification not required for broad-ranging "public" injunctive relief under the UCL: McGill v. Citibank, N.A.

    Class certification not required for broad-ranging "public" injunctive relief under the UCL: McGill v. Citibank, N.A.
    This morning, the California Supreme Court handed down its long-awaited opinion, McGill v. Citibank, N.A., ___ Cal.5th ___ (Apr. 6, 2017). In McGill, the Court was expected to address whether the Federal Arbitration Act, as construed in…
  • Mar 16

    New UCL "injury in fact" opinion: Ivanoff v. Bank of America, N.A.

    New UCL "injury in fact" opinion: Ivanoff v. Bank of America, N.A.
    In another wrongful foreclosure case, the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Seven) held that the plaintiff had adequately alleged Prop. 64 "injury in fact" for standing purposes: Whether or not Ivanoff’s…
Rank this Week: 125

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • May 26

    From a Newbie: 5 Blogging Tip

    From a Newbie: 5 Blogging Tip
    One of the more challenging aspects of this new job is learning how to blog. Luckily, I’m learning from one of the best. Here’s 5 things I’ve learned from Broc so far: 1. Write like you speak. I’m human. You’re…
  • May 25

    Revenue Recognition: Watch Out for Material Weaknesses!

    Revenue Recognition: Watch Out for Material Weaknesses!
    Last month, John blogged about disclosing material changes to ICFR that result from the new revenue recognition standard – which takes effect at the start of next year. It’s also worth noting that revenue recognition is one of the…
  • May 24

    Cap’n Cashbags: The SEC Loves Teamwork

    Cap’n Cashbags: The SEC Loves Teamwork
    I recommend that you watch my quasi-parody below before you watch the SEC’s video. When I fed my buddies their lines before we taped, I didn’t inform them that this was a spoof. They thought I had written the lines as a joke.…
Rank this Week: 2427

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/
  • May 26

    Did A Non-Existent Committee Move To Update Corporations Code?

    Did A Non-Existent Committee Move To Update Corporations Code?
    In April, I kvetched about numerous outdated references in the California Corporations Code.  For example, several provisions of the Code continue to refer to the “Internal Revenue Code of 1954” more than three decades after…
  • May 25

    Can Pseudo-Foreign Corporations Exonerate Their Directors?

    Can Pseudo-Foreign Corporations Exonerate Their Directors?
    Corporations Code Section 2115 is not an easy read.  Fortunately, California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye has provided a more digestible overview of the statute: Section 2115 was enacted as part of a comprehensive…
  • May 24

    California Judge Troubled By Trulia Refuses To Approve Settlement

    California Judge Troubled By Trulia Refuses To Approve Settlement
    Kevin LaCroix recently tackled the question Is Deal Litigation in Delaware Done?  According to Kevin, “deal litigation has been shifting from Delaware Chancery Court to courts in other states and to federal…
Rank this Week: 4877

Corporate Social Responsibility…

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law

Covers corporate governance, human rights, trade and transparency. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.csrandthelaw.com
Rank this Week: 3959

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 25

    NYC to Ban Inquiries Regarding Applicants’ Compensation History

    NYC to Ban Inquiries Regarding Applicants’ Compensation History
    As previously reported, New York City is set to ban firms from inquiring about prospective employees’ salary history in connection with the recruiting and hiring process.  On May 4, 2017, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the bill into…
  • May 24

    DOL’s Fiduciary Rule to Become Partially Effective June 9, 2017

    DOL’s Fiduciary Rule to Become Partially Effective June 9, 2017
    The Fiduciary Rule, which expands the circumstances under which providers of investment advice may be considered Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) fiduciaries, was initially published in the Federal Register on April 8,…
  • May 24

    Recommended Reading: Looking Behind the Declining Number of Public Companie

    Recommended Reading: Looking Behind the Declining Number of Public Companie
    This week we highlight an analysis by Ernst & Young on the trends in US capital markets. The capital markets landscape has changed considerably over the past two decades, including the expansion of private capital markets and related…
Rank this Week: 2886

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers class action litigation, fraud, consumer law and shareholder disputes. By DiTommaso Lubin Austermuehle.

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

    Yelp Reviewers May Receive Extra Protection From Libel Lawsuit

    Yelp Reviewers May Receive Extra Protection From Libel Lawsuit
    Not only does the compensation companies are seeking for negative reviews appear to be inordinately large, but it also comes as a surprise to many customers who get sued. Since most people don't have the time to read the Terms and Conditions…
  • May 20

    Title IX Lawsuit Filed By Multiple Alleged Victim

    Title IX Lawsuit Filed By Multiple Alleged Victim
    Baylor claims the women failed to report the incidents to the proper school authorities, but Judge Pitman didn't see anything to back up that claim in any of the complaints filed. Pitman points out that, according to the plaintiffs, they each…
  • May 12

    Two Companies Cannot Both Use Ariel Name to Service Clients as it Violates Trademark Law Chicago Federal Judge Rule

    Two Companies Cannot Both Use Ariel Name to Service Clients as it Violates Trademark Law Chicago Federal Judge Rule
    As a result, Judge Kennelly ruled in favor of Ariel Investments and ordered Ariel Capital to hand over to the larger company any and all items that might infringe on the Ariel trademark, including business cards, stationary, labels, signs,…
Rank this Week: 1322

bevlog

bevlog

Distilling a million label approvals down to the ones that affect you. Tracks legal trends in beer, wine and spirits product approvals. By Lehrman Beverage Law.

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog
  • May 25

    Gluten

    Gluten
    We wanted to check in and see what’s been happening with gluten claims, in connection with alcohol beverages. LabelVision data shows virtually no references to gluten until 2012. Then, TTB approved the first label with a nice, clear…
  • Apr 13

    Ginger Tonic from Gallo

    Ginger Tonic from Gallo
    If I recall right, TTB did not allow terms like “Tonic” or “Elixir” for many decades. This Thunderbird label, however, clearly shows that “Tonic” is okay these days. Way back, it apparently sounded far too…
  • Mar 25

    Horses, Bourbon, Kentucky

    Horses, Bourbon, Kentucky
    I stumbled upon an interesting article in the Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Law of all places. Even though it’s based in Kentucky, I am startled to see that perhaps Mark Brown missed this, in the wee…
Rank this Week: 867

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 25

    Alzheimer’s disease: Facts versus fiction

    Alzheimer’s disease: Facts versus fiction
    The number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States is growing rapidly. So, too, are the number of myths surrounding the disease and other forms of dementia. Let’s begin by looking at what we do know about…
  • May 22

    Fair and Equal Estate Planning

    Fair and Equal Estate Planning
    Is Equal Fair with Estate Planning? Most of our clients want to treat their children fairly and equally.  Splitting assets equally among the children may be easy, but is it fair? When dividing assets, it is often important to determine…
  • May 19

    Online wills may cause trouble and additional cost

    Online wills may cause trouble and additional cost
    There have been many reports of unintended consequences related to the use of online wills over the past few years.  In fact, I have written about many of these issues on this blog. It is important for individuals to understand that…
Rank this Week: 2144

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 25

    Is Your Attorney Tech Savvy?

    Is Your Attorney Tech Savvy?
    Lawyers aren’t known as the most forward-thinking, technologically savvy group. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, since a key principle of the American judicial system is the concept of precedent; making decisions now that are…
  • May 22

    Trends in the Banking Industry

    Trends in the Banking Industry
    It was my pleasure to attend the recent Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry presentation of the “Changing Nature of Banking in Central PA.”  The presenters were Brian Bisignani of Post & Schell and Dave Hornberger…
  • May 16

    Leadership Lancaster Announces New Executive Director

    Leadership Lancaster Announces New Executive Director
    As a recent graduate of Leadership Lancaster’s Core Class and member of the ACHIEVE Committee, it’s no secret that I’m a big fan of the programs that Leadership Lancaster offers to Lancaster County. For more information on…
Rank this Week: 5213

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • May 25

    Parent and Subsidiary – Who Owns What?

    Parent and Subsidiary – Who Owns What?
    I am writing this post about parent and subsidiary ownership because of a question that I answered recently on Quora and a similar question that a prospective client posed to me. (Please see Can an LLC allocate ownership to individuals…
  • Feb 6

    Consumer Review Protection Now Part of Federal Law

    Consumer Review Protection Now Part of Federal Law
    Consumer review protection now is part of federal law. Specifically, in December 2016, Congress passed, and then-President Obama signed, the Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016, 15 USC Section 45b. Interestingly, this law has some…
  • Dec 23

    Constructive Notice Makes Sense – Here’s Why

    Constructive Notice Makes Sense – Here’s Why
    This post is about a legal concept, constructive notice. Its origin is a Quora answer that I provided. Please see If nobody reads the Terms of Service then how can they legally be acceptable as a disclaimer? Requiring that Terms Be…
Rank this Week: 1234

UpCounsel Blog

UpCounsel Blog

About making your business leaner, faster and smarter.

https://www.upcounsel.com/blog
  • May 25

    Incorporation and IP: What to Ask Your Attorney

    Incorporation and IP: What to Ask Your Attorney
    UpCounsel attorney James Smedley reveals seven essential questions that business owners should ask their legal counsel.
  • May 23

    How to Structure Your Startup’s Equity Split Arrangement

    How to Structure Your Startup’s Equity Split Arrangement
    Achieving the right equity split between founders and employees isn’t easy. Luckily, there are many resources at your disposal to help you navigate this tricky landscape.
  • May 18

    How Data Software Influences the Legal Industry

    How Data Software Influences the Legal Industry
    E-discovery has turned litigation on its head by speeding up investigations and giving lawyers more time to focus on their clients’ needs. Here are some of the most powerful tools.
Rank this Week: 2402

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 25

    Firms Win Judgment, Totaling Over $25,000.00, on Behalf of Three Dental Managers Wrongfully Denied Overtime Pay

    Firms Win Judgment, Totaling Over $25,000.00, on Behalf of Three Dental Managers Wrongfully Denied Overtime Pay
    More and more frequently, employers are evading the legal requirement to pay overtime to their employees by choosing to pay them on a salaried basis instead of an hourly wage, and then telling the employees that they’re not entitled to…
  • May 17

    Should You Take Gretchen Carlson’s Advice on Reporting Sexual Harassment?

    Should You Take Gretchen Carlson’s Advice on Reporting Sexual Harassment?
    Allegations of sexual harassment at Fox News have been making headlines for months, with Fox television commentator Gretchen Carlson receiving a $20 million settlement in the wake of her claims of sexual harassment against Roger Ailes.…
  • May 4

    When Health Care Fraud Turns Criminal

    When Health Care Fraud Turns Criminal
          Did you know that sometimes civil health care fraud can result in criminal convictions? It’s rare. But when it happens, it ruins lives, careers and risks serious patient harm. What might start small, can quickly…
Rank this Week: 2876

AMS Counsel Blawg

AMS Counsel Blawg

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

http://annemariesegal.com/
Rank this Week: 3910

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: 85

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 25

    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 18

    Former Teacher Wins Due Process Lawsuit Against School District

    Former Teacher Wins Due Process Lawsuit Against School District
    A former teacher in Illinois has prevailed over his erstwhile employer in court. Bruce Vukadinovich sued the Hanover Community School Corp. for age discrimination, retaliation and violation of due process. Although the court rejected the…
  • May 12

    Fox News Hit With Another Discrimination and Harassment Lawsuit

    Fox News Hit With Another Discrimination and Harassment Lawsuit
    The embattled Fox News network now has another lawsuit to add to its list of legal woes. Employee Diana Falzone has filed a lawsuit in the New York State Supreme Court. In her complaint, she charges her employer with discrimination on the…
Rank this Week: 2346

Delaware Chancery Law Blog

Delaware Chancery Law Blog

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

http://delawarechancery.foxrothschild.com/
  • May 25

    You Can’t Pick Your Fact

    You Can’t Pick Your Fact
    Clients can pick their own attorneys but they cannot pick their own facts. A recent case decided by Master Ayvazian highlights the difficulties that unfortunate facts can present. Creditors have eight months to file a claim against an estate…
  • May 3

    Derivative Demand Requirements Equally Apply to Actions Asserted by 50/50 Member of an LLC

    Derivative Demand Requirements Equally Apply to Actions Asserted by 50/50 Member of an LLC
    In Delaware, to assert a derivative action against company management, either a presuit demand must be made, or plaintiff must allege that demand would be futile because the board is not disinterested.   For derivative actions asserted…
  • Apr 30

    Chancery Finds Credible Basis for Wrongdoing Warranting Inspection of Books and Record

    Chancery Finds Credible Basis for Wrongdoing Warranting Inspection of Books and Record
    As discussed in various prior posts, a petitioner making a Section 220 books and records demand must state a “proper purpose” to justify inspection. Commonly approved purposes include valuation of stock, and investigation of…
Rank this Week: 2941

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Analysis and Insight in Retail Law

https://www.huntonretailindustryblog.com/
  • May 25

    Top 5 Insurance Coverage Issues for Private Equity Investor

    Top 5 Insurance Coverage Issues for Private Equity Investor
    Private equity investors face unique challenges when procuring or renewing their liability insurance programs. An article authored by Hunton’s insurance coverage attorneys discusses the top 5 coverage issues private equity investors…
  • May 24

    State Attorneys General and Target Resolve Investigation of 2013 Data Breach

    State Attorneys General and Target Resolve Investigation of 2013 Data Breach
    On May 23, 2017, Target reached a settlement with the Attorneys’ General of 47 states and the District of Columbia to resolve the states’ investigation of Target’s 2013 data breach.… Continue Reading
  • May 23

    Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup

    Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup
    This past week, several consumer actions made headlines that affect the retail industry. Continue reading for our weekly roundup. … Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 2211

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • May 25

    US Companies Dramatically Outspend World on Legal Cost

    US Companies Dramatically Outspend World on Legal Cost
    We’re number one, we’re number one! Wait a minute, what are we doing? “US organisations are spending dramatically more on legal services per every dollar of revenue than peers around the world – and the... The post US…
  • May 23

    The Busy Lawyer’s Guide to Accomplishing More, One Task at a Time

    The Busy Lawyer’s Guide to Accomplishing More, One Task at a Time
    Jeff Skott, a Lead Solutions Architect for LexisNexis, gives his thoughts on how lawyers can accomplish more – by doing one thing at a time: “A few months ago, at a restaurant in Houston, I... The post The Busy Lawyer’s…
  • May 22

    Social Media Ethics for In-House Counsel (Free Ethics CLE, NYC, 5/31)

    Social Media Ethics for In-House Counsel (Free Ethics CLE, NYC, 5/31)
    The New York Counsel In-House Meetup is having yet another Meetup, and this one carries a free New York ethics credit.  Here are the details: “Please join us as Gregory Casamento of Locke Lord takes... The post Social Media Ethics…
Rank this Week: 632

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3454

Maryland Business Law Developments

Maryland Business Law Developments

Tracks judicial developments in Maryland business law. By the Business Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association.

http://marylandbusinesslawdevelopments.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    Dexter v. ZAIS Financial Corp. (Cir. Ct. Balto. City)

    Dexter v. ZAIS Financial Corp. (Cir. Ct. Balto. City)
    Filed: December 8, 2016Opinion by: Judge Audrey J.S. CarrionHolding:The Wittman standard of awarding attorneys’ fees is not met in a cash-stock merger suit alleging inadequate information in the registration statement because…
  • May 24

    Murray v. Midland Funding, LLC (Ct. Spec. Appeals)

    Murray v. Midland Funding, LLC (Ct. Spec. Appeals)
    Filed: April 26, 2017Opinion By: FriedmanHolding: The applicable statute of limitations limits the timeliness of legal claims, and the doctrine of laches limits the timeliness of equitable claims, but either or both sets of principles may…
  • May 23

    Frank R. Nerenhausen v. Washco Management Corp. (U.S.D.C.)

    Frank R. Nerenhausen v. Washco Management Corp. (U.S.D.C.)
    Filed: April 18, 2017Opinion by: James K. Bredar, United States District Judge  Holding:            The United States District Court for the District of Maryland granted…
Rank this Week: 1224

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
  • May 25

    MBBP Clients Included in MassChallenge 2017 Startup Cla

    MBBP Clients Included in MassChallenge 2017 Startup Cla
    Firm clients DropZone for Veterans and Skelmet are among the 128 startups that will be a part of this year’s MassChallenge Boston accelerator program. MassChallenge helps the world’s highest-impact and highest-potential startups…
  • May 11

    Howard Zaharoff Co-Chairing 2017 MCLE Annual IP Law Conference

    Howard Zaharoff Co-Chairing 2017 MCLE Annual IP Law Conference
    As in previous years, intellectual property attorney Howard Zaharoff will co-chair MCLE’s 20th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference 2017. The conference will cover various intellectual property topics, including IP litigation,…
  • May 8

    Lisa Warren Moderating Panel at Northeastern University School of Law 2017 Women in the Law Conference

    Lisa Warren Moderating Panel at Northeastern University School of Law 2017 Women in the Law Conference
    Don’t miss Lisa Warren next Friday, May 19 at the Northeastern University School of Law (NUSL) 2017 Women in the Law Conference. Lisa will moderate the panel “Unlocking the Mysteries of the ‘New Girl’ Network“,…
Rank this Week: 1405

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 25

    Antitrust: Will DOJ “Dawn Raids” Become More Common?

    Antitrust: Will DOJ “Dawn Raids” Become More Common?
    The DOJ’s Antitrust Division has traditionally used civil processes (subpoenas & CIDs) to gather evidence. However, this Clifford Chance memo says that 2 recent “dawn raids” may signal a change in tactics: On May 2,…
  • May 24

    National Security: CFIUS Overview

    National Security: CFIUS Overview
    Potential national security issues that might be raised by a cross-border transaction are becoming matters of increasing concern to dealmakers. This Latham memo provides an overview of CFIUS, the interagency group charged with conducting…
  • May 23

    More Fake News: Fitbit’s “Unreal” Tender Offer

    More Fake News: Fitbit’s “Unreal” Tender Offer
    If you’re a regular reader of “TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog,” you know that nothing excites me more than when someone fools the SEC’s Edgar & makes a fake filing! A little drool perhaps. Plug the term…
Rank this Week: 339

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • May 25

    BGer 6B_1199/2016: Das ärztliche Berufsgeheimnis im Rahmen einer vertrauensärztlichen Untersuchung zuhanden des Arbeitgeber

    BGer 6B_1199/2016: Das ärztliche Berufsgeheimnis im Rahmen einer vertrauensärztlichen Untersuchung zuhanden des Arbeitgeber
    Das Bundesgericht musste sich im Entscheid 6B_1199/2016 vom 4. Mai 2017 mit dem Berufsgeheimnis im Zusammenhang mit der Erstellung einer vertrauensärztlichen Untersuchung zuhanden des Arbeitgebers befassen. Diese Untersuchung wurde vom…
  • May 23

    Urteil A-4232/2015 des Bundesverwaltungsgerichts (BVGer) i.S. Moneyhouse AG

    Urteil A-4232/2015 des Bundesverwaltungsgerichts (BVGer) i.S. Moneyhouse AG
    Am 11. Mai 2017 wurde das Urteil (A-4232/2015) des Bundesverwaltungsgerichts (BVGer) i.S. Moneyhouse AG veröffentlicht. Die Wirtschaftsauskunftei Moneyhouse wurde vom Eidgenössischen Datenschutz- und Öffentlichkeitsbeauftragten…
  • May 21

    Erbschafts- und Schenkungssteuerplanung

    Erbschafts- und Schenkungssteuerplanung
    In einer Reihe von Beiträgen geht die NZZ dem Thema Finanzen nach der Pensionierung nach. Im letzten Beitrag vom 15. Mai 2017 werden Mittel und Wege aufgezeigt, wie Erbschaftssteuern optimiert werden können. Bei der Steuerplanung…
Rank this Week: 2483