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North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

Reports on judicial decisions of significance to business and shareholders. By Mack Sperling of Brooks Pierce LLP.

http://www.ncbusinesslitigationreport.com/
  • Mar 3

    Stop Asking The Business Court To Overrule An Order Of Another Business Court Judge

    Stop Asking The Business Court To Overrule An Order Of Another Business Court Judge
    I don't know why lawyers keep trying to get Business Court Judges to overrule decisions by one of their predecessors.  It is just not going to happen, as illustrated (yet again) by Judge Bledsoe's decision in County of Catawba v. Frye…
  • Feb 25

    A Valuable Point From The NC Business Court On Subpoenas Without Deposition

    A Valuable Point From The NC Business Court On Subpoenas Without Deposition
    Can you send a subpoena duces tecum -- which translated from Latin is "a writ commanding a person to produce in court certain designated documents or evidence " --  without coupling it with a deposition? Maybe that question has never…
  • Feb 12

    The Business Court Rules Again On Claims Under The North Carolina Securities Act

    The Business Court Rules Again On Claims Under The North Carolina Securities Act
    Last week's decision in Atkinson v. Lackey, 2015 NCBC 13 doesn't tell you everything you wanted to know about the North Carolina Securities Act (the "NCSA"), but it comes pretty close. The lawsuit was brought by three individuals who had made…
Rank this Week: 1002

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: 4

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/
  • Mar 3

    A Delaware Law Insider: A Nexus between Shareholder Activism & Hobby Lobby?

    A Delaware Law Insider: A Nexus between Shareholder Activism & Hobby Lobby?
    The Fordham Journal of Corporate and Financial Law recently published a March 6, 2014, lecture from Former Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice Myron T. Steele, Continuity and Change in Delaware Corporate Law Jurisprudence (available on…
  • Mar 3

    A quick plug

    A quick plug
    I finally got it together and opened an account on SSRN (I know, I know), and posted two of my forthcoming pieces there. The first, Searching for Market Efficiency, is a very short comment that will be published in the...
  • Mar 2

    Guest Blogger: Marc Edelman

    Guest Blogger: Marc Edelman
    The Business Law Prof Blog is pleased to announce that Professor Marc Edelman will be joining us as a guest blogger for the month of March. Quoting from his online bio, "Marc Edelman is an Associate Professor of Law at...
Rank this Week: 314

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
Rank this Week: 2769

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

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

http://www.delawarebusinesslitigation.com/
  • Mar 3

    The Office Of The Child Advocate Recognizes Lewis H. Lazarus for Ten Years of Pro Bono Service

    The Office Of The Child Advocate Recognizes Lewis H. Lazarus for Ten Years of Pro Bono Service
    The Office Of The Child Advocate has recognized Lewis Lazarus with “deep appreciation” for ten years of pro bono service as an attorney guardian ad litem. The Office Of The Child Advocate noted that Mr. Lazarus…
  • Mar 2

    Master Denies Limits On Trading Following Inspection

    Master Denies Limits On Trading Following Inspection
    Southpaw Credit Opportunity Master Fund LP v. Advanced Battery Technologies Inc,. C.A. 9542-ML (February 26, 2015) A Master holds that the Court should not impose trading restrictions after a books and records inspection but should impose a…
  • Mar 2

    Court Of Chancery Upholds Arbitration Clause In LLC Agreement After Conversion

    Court Of Chancery Upholds Arbitration Clause In LLC Agreement After Conversion
    3850 & 3860 Colonial Blvd LLC v. Griffin, C.A. 9575-VCN (February 26, 2015) This is an interesting decision because it deals with whether an LLC agreement requiring arbitration may be enforced even after the LLC was converted into a…
Rank this Week: 1054

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
  • Mar 3

    Proxy Access—a Decision Framework

    Proxy Access—a Decision Framework
    Editor's Note: Richard J. Sandler is a partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP and co-head of the firm’s global corporate governance group. Margaret E. Tahyar is a partner in the Financial Institutions Group at Davis Polk &…
  • Mar 3

    Not Clawing the Hand that Feeds You

    Not Clawing the Hand that Feeds You
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Sterling Huang, Chee Yeow Lim, and Jeffrey Ng, all of the School of Accountancy at Singapore Management University. In our paper, Not Clawing the Hand that Feeds You: The Case of Co-opted…
  • Mar 2

    2015 US Compensation Policies FAQ

    2015 US Compensation Policies FAQ
    Editor's Note: Carol Bowie is Head of Americas Research at Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS). This post relates to ISS compensation policy guidelines for 2015. The complete publication is available here. US Executive Pay…
Rank this Week: 59

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
Rank this Week: 2547

In-house Access

In-house Access

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

http://www.inhouseaccess.com/
  • Mar 3

    2nd Annual Diversity Summit – Gaining Comparative Advantage Through Cultural Competency Awarene

    2nd Annual Diversity Summit – Gaining Comparative Advantage Through Cultural Competency Awarene
    Guest Blogger: Leslie Paige Wolfson is executive director of ACC New Jersey, which serves more than 1,300 in-house counsel in Northern and Central New Jersey. She can be reached at leslie.wolfson@acc-newjersey.com. In December 2014, ACC New…
  • Feb 23

    Beyond Gender: Negotiating for Yourself

    Beyond Gender: Negotiating for Yourself
    Guest Blogger: Stephanie A. Scharf is a partner at Scharf Banks Marmor LLC. She represents clients in complex business disputes, corporate insurance litigation, tort and product liability and class action defense. She is also a former…
  • Jan 23

    Taking the Time to Build a Cathedral

    Taking the Time to Build a Cathedral
    Guest Blogger: Megan Belcher is vice president and chief counsel, employment and compliance, legal and government affairs at ConAgra Foods. Two years ago, during a time when I was undertaking an examination of who I was as both a lawyer and a…
Rank this Week: 4025

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Mar 3

    On the Inefficiencies of Efficiency as the Single-Minded Goal of Antitrust

    On the Inefficiencies of Efficiency as the Single-Minded Goal of Antitrust
    Albert Foer, American Antitrust Institute (AAI) provides thoughts On the Inefficiencies of Efficiency as the Single-Minded Goal of Antitrust. ABSTRACT: Prepared as background for the AAI’s June 18-19 conferences on efficiency, this paper…
  • Mar 3

    Why Did They Cross the Pacific? Extradition: A Real Threat to Cartelists?

    Why Did They Cross the Pacific? Extradition: A Real Threat to Cartelists?
    Yoshiya Usami, American Antitrust Institute (AAI) asks Why Did They Cross the Pacific? Extradition: A Real Threat to Cartelists? ABSTRACT: On January 31, 2014, the DOJ added trophies to its list of achievements from the more than three-year…
  • Mar 2

    Introduction of Competition and Environmental Regulation in the Electricity Sector in Hong Kong

    Introduction of Competition and Environmental Regulation in the Electricity Sector in Hong Kong
    Thomas K. Cheng, The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law and Jolene Lin, University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law offer Introduction of Competition and Environmental Regulation in the Electricity Sector in Hong Kong. ABSTRACT: This…
Rank this Week: 14

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Mar 3

    SEC Guidance On Gifts and Entertainment Compliance

    SEC Guidance On Gifts and Entertainment Compliance
    Any story about the SEC, funds, gifts will catch my attention. Last week, the Staff of the SEC’s Division of Investment Management issued IM Guidance Update No. 2015-1 on gifts and entertainment in the fund industry. The Guidance refers…
  • Feb 27

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for February 27

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for February 27
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. SEC Commissioners Push Lifetime Bans on Executives by Joel Schectman in WSJ.com’s Risk & Compliance Journal The U.S. Securities and Exchange…
  • Feb 24

    Dislocated in Wyoming Again

    Dislocated in Wyoming Again
    At the fall NRS Conference, the presenter and the audience were both surprised to reveal that false addresses was a new enforcement initiative for the Securities and Exchange Commission when it came to registered investment advisers and fund…
Rank this Week: 357

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Mar 3

    Oral argument preview: In re Cipro Cases I & II

    Oral argument preview: In re Cipro Cases I & II
    This morning at 9:00 a.m. in San Francisco, the Court will hear oral argument in In re Cipro Cases I & II, No. S198616. This case involves some interesting questions of antitrust law as well as a sleeper UCL issue....
  • Mar 2

    New class certification opinion: Mies v. Sephora U.S.A., Inc.

    New class certification opinion: Mies v. Sephora U.S.A., Inc.
    In Mies v. Sephora U.S.A., Inc., ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Feb. 2, 2015; pub. ord. Feb. 26, 2015), the Court of Appeal (First Appellate District, Division One) affirmed an order denying class certification in an employee misclassification case.…
  • Feb 27

    Supreme Court takes up attorneys' fees case: Laffitte v. Robert Half International Inc.

    Supreme Court takes up attorneys' fees case: Laffitte v. Robert Half International Inc.
    On Wednesday, February 24, 2014, the Supreme Court granted review in Laffitte v. Robert Half International, No. S222996. The docket does not yet provide a summary of the issues to be considered. In Laffitte, the Court of Appeal (Second…
Rank this Week: 399

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Mar 3

    The Evolution of Health Care Competition Law

    The Evolution of Health Care Competition Law
    The Federal Trade Commission, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division, recently held a two-day workshop to analyze the competitive effects of developing health care provider organizations and payment models on…
  • Mar 2

    Open Space Funding Allocation in New Jersey

    Open Space Funding Allocation in New Jersey
    New Jersey lawmakers are currently trying to determine how to allocate funding for open space preservation in the state. Given the limited resources, it will be difficult to please everyone. The Legal Background Last year, New Jersey voters…
  • Feb 27

    List of FINRA Exam Priorites for 2015

    List of FINRA Exam Priorites for 2015
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) recently published its 2015 Regulatory and Examinations Priorities Letter. The priorities for this year are divided into the following three categories: key sales practices,…
Rank this Week: 615

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Mar 3

    Florida Registered Agent for Your Home Busine

    Florida Registered Agent for Your Home Busine
    Who is the Florida registered agent for your home business? Does this comply with Florida law? The State of Florida requires that all companies maintain a registered agent that is open to the public during business hours and able to accept…
  • Feb 26

    Avoid the Rent Monster with a Florida Investment Property

    Avoid the Rent Monster with a Florida Investment Property
    A Florida residential or commercial investment property is a great way to make money while living in or using a property instead of feeding the rent monster. The rent monster eats your rent money every month because instead of turning that…
  • Feb 24

    Florida Will and Florida Estate Planning

    Florida Will and Florida Estate Planning
    There are many times throughout your life when you should update your Last Will and Testament. These include major life changes, such as marriage, divorce, a child being born, a loved one passing away, or a major increase or decrease in the…
Rank this Week: 810

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Mar 3

    Shareholder Proposals: Another Flip-Flop? “Upon Further Reflection”

    Shareholder Proposals: Another Flip-Flop? “Upon Further Reflection”
    Here’s my reaction when I learned of this new development: It looks like the Corp Fin Staff has reversed course on a line of proposals that asks the board to adopt a policy that the board chair shall be an independent director who is…
  • Mar 2

    Our Newly Redesigned Site! Give Me Your Feedback…

    Our Newly Redesigned Site! Give Me Your Feedback…
    If you head to our home page today, you’ll see that we have launched a newly redesigned site! Long overdue, it’s my first rethink since I completely overhauled the site when I took it over in January 2003. The reality is that only…
  • Feb 27

    Proxy Access: Citigroup Joins GE & Others (Sorta Kinda)

    Proxy Access: Citigroup Joins GE & Others (Sorta Kinda)
    A few weeks ago, I blogged that General Electric and two other companies had adopted proxy access bylaws in the face of shareholder proposals seeking access. Now comes the news from this WSJ article (& this Reuters piece) – in this…
Rank this Week: 348

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/
  • Mar 3

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 379 Choice of Law in the American Courts in 2014: Twenty-Eighth Annual Survey Symeon C. Symeonides Willamette University - College of…
  • Feb 26

    California Port and Freshwater Disputes – From Citrus Fruits to Water-Stealing Nudist

    California Port and Freshwater Disputes – From Citrus Fruits to Water-Stealing Nudist
    Two contracts issues have reappeared recently and both greatly affect the earning abilities of California citrus farmers, among others: the ability to ship products and the ability to grow them in the first place. The shipping situation was -…
  • Feb 26

    Away!

    Away!
    Things may be a big sleepy here on the blog for the next two weeks. I leave today for a two-week Spring Break course with my law students. I hope that I will be able to post a few times...
Rank this Week: 269

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 3

    DIPP Operationalizes Insurance FDI Reform

    DIPP Operationalizes Insurance FDI Reform
    The Government had earlier begun the process of enhancing foreign direct investment (FDI) in the insurance sector by increasing the investment cap from 26% to 49%. Given the political stalemate in the Parliament’s legislative process,…
  • Mar 3

    Definition of ‘Remuneration’ Under the Companies Act, 2013

    Definition of ‘Remuneration’ Under the Companies Act, 2013
    [The following post is contributed by Nivedita Shankar, who is a Senior Associate at Vinod Kothari & Company. She can be contacted at nivedita@vinodkothari.com]As the financial year 2014-2015 approaches its end, companies are gearing up…
  • Mar 2

    Budget 2015: Foreign Investment

    Budget 2015: Foreign Investment
    Given the economic orientation of the new government, one would expect that the Budget would make wholesale relaxations to the foreign investment policy and open up or further liberalise various sectors. But, anyone adopting that tack is…
Rank this Week: 911

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/
  • Mar 3

    Webcast: “Merger Filings with the SEC: Nuts & Bolts”

    Webcast: “Merger Filings with the SEC: Nuts & Bolts”
    Tune in tomorrow for the webcast – “Merger Filings with the SEC: Nuts & Bolts” – to hear Dennis Garris of Alston & Bird, Laurie Green of Holland & Knight and Jim Moloney of Gibson Dunn discuss the nuts…
  • Mar 2

    Transcript: “Proxy Solicitation Tactics in M&A”

    Transcript: “Proxy Solicitation Tactics in M&A”
    We have posted the transcript for our recent webcast: “Proxy Solicitation Tactics in M&A.”
  • Feb 26

    Activision: Shareholder Challenging $275 Million Settlement

    Activision: Shareholder Challenging $275 Million Settlement
    This Reuters article provides an interesting summary of some of the issues relating to the proposed settlement – and the expected objection – in the In re Activision Blizzard settlement announced last November. In addition to an…
Rank this Week: 590

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/
  • Mar 3

    Does Former Officer Have An Obligation To Turn Over Whistleblower Award?

    Does Former Officer Have An Obligation To Turn Over Whistleblower Award?
    Yesterday, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced “a whistleblower award payout between $475,000 and $575,000 to a former company officer who reported original, high-quality information about a securities fraud that…
  • Mar 2

    Broad Coalition Delivers Blunt Rebuke To SEC Chairman

    Broad Coalition Delivers Blunt Rebuke To SEC Chairman
    Last month, I wrote that the SEC’s about face in responding to the no-action letter request of Whole Foods Market, Inc. “clearly wasn’t the SEC’s finest hour.”  See SEC’s Rule 14a-8 Volte-Face Is…
  • Feb 27

    Is Anything Fishy With The SEC’s Whistleblower Inquiries?

    Is Anything Fishy With The SEC’s Whistleblower Inquiries?
    Yesterday, Rachel Louise Ensign of The Wall Street Journal wrote that the SEC recently sent letters “to a number of companies asking for years of nondisclosure agreements, employment contracts and other documents”.  According…
Rank this Week: 511

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • Mar 2

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for March 3, 2015

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for March 3, 2015
    Caesars Files a Proposed Plan of Reorganization… Court Docket (Bankr. N.D. Ill.): Debtors’ Joint Plan of Reorganization Pursuant to Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code Court Docket (Bankr. N.D. Ill.): Disclosure Statement…
  • Mar 1

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for March 2, 2015

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for March 2, 2015
    Press Release: University General Health System, Inc. Initiates Restructuring Through A Chapter 11 Filing Court Docket (Bankr. S.D. Tex.): Declaration of Director, General Counsel and Secretary of University General Health System,…
  • Mar 1

    New Bankruptcy Opinion: RESIDENTIAL FUNDING COMPANY, LLC v. SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. – Dist. Court, SD New York, 2015

    New Bankruptcy Opinion: RESIDENTIAL FUNDING COMPANY, LLC v. SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. – Dist. Court, SD New York, 2015
    In re: RESIDENTIAL CAPITAL, LLC, Chapter 11 RESIDENTIAL FUNDING COMPANY, LLC, Plaintiff, v. SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., Defendant. Case No. 12-12020 (MG), Adv. Proc. No. 13-01820 (MG), No. 14-CV-6015 (RA). United States District Court, S.D. New…
Rank this Week: 41

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

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

http://blog.kir.com/
  • Mar 2

    Hallelujah

    Hallelujah
  • Mar 1

    Kimmel’s Doctors on Vaccine

    Kimmel’s Doctors on Vaccine
  • Feb 28

    Richard Chesnoff, R.I.P.

    Richard Chesnoff, R.I.P.
    Richard Z. Chesnoff, a prize winning veteran of more than 40 years of global news work and the older brother of my good friend David Chesnoff of Las Vegas, died in New York City on February 21st after a short … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 113

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/
  • Mar 2

    ERISA Litigation Cost

    ERISA Litigation Cost
    After having just blogged about the April 13-14, 2015 American Conference Institute program about ERISA litigation in Chicago, it was somewhat coincidental that an article on the same topic crossed my desk today, painting a…
  • Mar 1

    Pension Transparency In A Digital World

    Pension Transparency In A Digital World
    Intrigued after reading "Colorado turns to Twitter to recruit pension board members" by Meaghan Kilroy (Pensions & Investments, February 23, 2015), I spent some time exploring the various social media sites for the Colorado…
  • Mar 1

    ERISA Litigation Conference Addresses Timely Fiduciary Issue

    ERISA Litigation Conference Addresses Timely Fiduciary Issue
    Dr. Susan Mangiero announces the sponsorship of a forthcoming conference about ERISA litigation and regulatory issues by Fiduciary Leadership, LLC. Produced by the American Conference Institute ("ACI"), this mid-April event pairs…
Rank this Week: 1053

Maryland Business Litigation…

Maryland Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers taxes and business law. By Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin and White.

http://www.marylandbusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 2

    Kochhar v. Bansal: Court of Special Appeals' Decision Sheds Light on Bankruptcy Issue

    Kochhar v. Bansal: Court of Special Appeals' Decision Sheds Light on Bankruptcy Issue
    Civil litigators know that the impending bankruptcy of an opponent is bad news for any lawsuit that’s ongoing or in the works: Bankruptcy operates as an automatic stay of any state-court litigation against the debtor until the…
  • Feb 13

    When the MIA Comes A'Knocking...

    When the MIA Comes A'Knocking...
    The Maryland Insurance Administration, or the MIA, is charged with regulating the insurance industry in Maryland. Its responsibilities include issuing licenses to insurance professionals, developing policy, and drafting regulations.
  • Feb 7

    The Best Representation: Understanding Your Business and Its Functionalitie

    The Best Representation: Understanding Your Business and Its Functionalitie
    Toward the end of last year, I attended a discovery conference in D.C. Throughout the panel discussions of the proposed changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and various electronic discovery resources, I found myself thinking about…
Rank this Week: 3631

iVLG Business Law Blog

iVLG Business Law Blog

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

http://www.invigorlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 2

    Purchase and Sale of Business: Drafting the Business Purchase and Sale Agreement

    Purchase and Sale of Business: Drafting the Business Purchase and Sale Agreement
    Once you’ve nailed down the terms of the acquisition (usually in a letter of intent), it is time to begin putting the terms into a formal agreement usually referred to as a business “purchase and sale agreement.” This…
  • Feb 19

    5 Contract Clauses to Help You More Quickly Resolve Contract Dispute

    5 Contract Clauses to Help You More Quickly Resolve Contract Dispute
    The purpose of executing written business contracts instead of relying on oral agreements is to manage risks and expectations. When I draft contracts, my job is to state clearly the parties’ responsibilities under an agreement. My…
  • Feb 17

    Lagunitas Trademark Infringement Lawsuit

    Lagunitas Trademark Infringement Lawsuit
    On January 12, 2015, Lagunitas Brewing Company, one of the biggest craft brewers in Northern California, filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against craft beer giant Sierra Nevada in the U.S. District Court in San Francisco. The…
Rank this Week: 1758

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Mar 2

    How to Forget You’re A Lawyer When You Travel

    How to Forget You’re A Lawyer When You Travel
    Being a lawyer is, by no means, an easy career. It’s demanding and stressful and can be downright nasty at times, which is why most attorneys revel in their vacations. The post How to Forget You’re A Lawyer When You Travel…
  • Feb 27

    Lawyers Replaced by Robot

    Lawyers Replaced by Robot
    {summary}{body} The post Lawyers Replaced by Robots appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
  • Feb 26

    Marshawn Lynch files for trademark – so he won’t get fined

    Marshawn Lynch files for trademark – so he won’t get fined
    In the week leading up to Super Bowl XLIX, Lynch appeared at media events and did indeed speak to reporters, repeatedly uttering the phrase “I’m just here so I won’t get fined.” Now, reports have surfaced the Lynch has…
Rank this Week: 229

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 3290

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

Covers business, employment, trust & estates family, real estate, regulatory compliance and utility law. By Sullivan & Ward, PC.

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Mar 2

    Grandparent and Great-Grandparent Visitation

    Grandparent and Great-Grandparent Visitation
    I am frequently asked about grandparent and/or great-grandparent visitation.  Iowa Code Section 600C.1 discusses the circumstances in which a grandparent and/or great-grandparent may petition the court for visitation with a grandchild…
  • Feb 3

    Wait! Don't Fire The Employee With A Really Sick Child!

    Wait! Don't Fire The Employee With A Really Sick Child!
    At least not before checking with your attorney. An interesting case from the Northern District of Iowa was recently brought to my attention.  Although no final disposition of the case occurred due to parties resolving the matter out of…
  • Jan 19

    Tax Deductions for Legal Fees in a Divorce

    Tax Deductions for Legal Fees in a Divorce
    In general, the Internal Revenue Code allows for a deduction of reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in the production of taxable income.  This may entitle you to a deduction of some of the legal fees paid in pursuit of…
Rank this Week: 1243

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

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

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 2

    Update to FMLA Definition of “Spouse”

    Update to FMLA Definition of “Spouse”
    The Department of Labor (“DOL”) has updated selected regulations to the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). The updates change the definition of spouse to mean: “husband or wife refers to the other person with…
  • Mar 2

    Potential Employer Requirements Due to Anthem, Inc. Data Breach

    Potential Employer Requirements Due to Anthem, Inc. Data Breach
    On February 4, 2015, Anthem Inc., one of the largest U.S. health insurers, notified the public that their data systems were breached. This breach potentially left customer names, social security numbers, and other personal information…
  • Feb 23

    Updates Made to Nebraska Homestead Exemption Information Guide

    Updates Made to Nebraska Homestead Exemption Information Guide
    By Joshua A. Diveley. The Nebraska Department of Revenue (NDOR) has updated its information guide regarding the Nebraska property tax homestead exemption. The homestead exemption provides property tax relief to certain homeowners by exempting…
Rank this Week: 3717

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Mar 2

    Why Most Franchisors Almost Never Charge Enough for Their Franchise - Operation

    Why Most Franchisors Almost Never Charge Enough for Their Franchise - Operation
    I used to believe that franchisees and other business owners failed because they were under-capitalized, but I believe that's a myth. Someone somewhere many years ago said that the main reason for business failure was under-capitalization and…
  • Mar 2

    Why So Many Franchise Sales Departments Have Trouble Selling - Operation

    Why So Many Franchise Sales Departments Have Trouble Selling - Operation
    The quality of franchise sales has decreased over the last twenty years. And I know some of the reasons why & what can be done to reverse the trend. First, we have to remember that there is no specialized...
  • Mar 1

    How Grow Your Franchise Using These Local Marketing Tools - Marketing

    How Grow Your Franchise Using These Local Marketing Tools - Marketing
    Franchises have the best of both worlds: they can combine local and national marketing strategies to spur growth. The franchisor will create the overall marketing plan and blanket customers at a national level, while each individual…
Rank this Week: 2721

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/
  • Mar 2

    Contractor Logs Victory in Termination Case at Federal Circuit

    Contractor Logs Victory in Termination Case at Federal Circuit
    In EM Logging v. Department of Agriculture, 2014-1227 (Feb. 20, 2015), the Federal Circuit reversed the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, holding that substantial evidence did not support the Board’s conclusion that the US Forest…
  • Feb 26

    DCAA Issues (Mis)Guidance on Expressly Unallowable Cost

    DCAA Issues (Mis)Guidance on Expressly Unallowable Cost
    On January 7, 2015, DCAA issued guidance to auditors for determining whether certain costs are “expressly unallowable” – and therefore subject to penalties – even when the regulations “do not state in direct…
  • Feb 25

    Federal Circuit Permits Contractor to Add New Claim to Pending Complaint

    Federal Circuit Permits Contractor to Add New Claim to Pending Complaint
    On February 12, 2015, the Federal Circuit issued an opinion in K-CON Building Systems, Inc. v. United States, addressing jurisdiction over contractor claims under the Contract Disputes Act (“CDA”). Specifically, K-CON Building…
Rank this Week: 4229

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/
  • Mar 2

    Apples, Patents and Trolls, Oh My!

    Apples, Patents and Trolls, Oh My!
    EAST TEXAS – On February 25, 2015, Apple Inc. was found liable for patent infringement on three patents owned by Smartflash LLC and ordered, by an East Texas jury, to pay Smartflash LLC the princely sum of $532.9 million dollars in…
  • Feb 10

    Assisted Suicide: The Beginning of the End

    Assisted Suicide: The Beginning of the End
    In the recent case of Carter v. Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada declared invalid the Criminal Code prohibitions against physician-assisted suicide.  Those provisions made it a crime for a person to “consent to have death…
  • Feb 6

    “Much Ado About Parking”: Contempt and the power to punish

    “Much Ado About Parking”: Contempt and the power to punish
    On January 27, the British Columbia Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal in Bea v. The Owners Strata Plan, LMS 2138, 2015 BCCA 31, upholding the lower court’s decision finding the Plaintiff and her husband in contempt of Court and…
Rank this Week: 5031

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

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

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
Rank this Week: 3449

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/
Rank this Week: 663

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 2

    Gillette Claims Trade Secrets Stolen By Ex-Employee

    Gillette Claims Trade Secrets Stolen By Ex-Employee
    A company can invest millions of dollars worth of time, energy and hardware in developing better ideas for their products, services or how to sell them. If an employee is informed of these ideas, or helped develop them, leaves the company and…
  • Feb 19

    Want to Get Sued? Run Your Business Like a Frat House.

    Want to Get Sued? Run Your Business Like a Frat House.
    Maybe you’d rather spend your time and energy in court rather than developing ways to better run your business and make it more profitable. Sure you could spend money on capital projects or marketing, but that’s not nearly as fun…
  • Feb 12

    The Injunction: One of the Tools in the Litigator’s Toolbox

    The Injunction: One of the Tools in the Litigator’s Toolbox
    Legal actions can result in one party paying the other for damages, but a judge can also order a party to do, or not do, something to protect the plaintiff’s rights and interests. This can be accomplished through an injunction or…
Rank this Week: 3469

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

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

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

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
  • Mar 2

    A Lesson in What Strip Clubs Can Teach You About the FLSA

    A Lesson in What Strip Clubs Can Teach You About the FLSA
    Earlier this month, four former dancers filed a wage and hour collective action against the owners of Cheetahs Gentlemen’s Club & Restaurant, an adult entertainment night club in New York. Rodriguez, et al. v. Three Amigos SJL Inc.,…
  • Feb 27

    DOJ Intervenes to Defend Constitutionality of Lanham Act in Redskins’ Trademark Dispute

    DOJ Intervenes to Defend Constitutionality of Lanham Act in Redskins’ Trademark Dispute
    Another chapter has unfolded in the 23-year-old dispute between the Washington Redskins and the Native Americans who object to the team’s mascot — a mascot that the team has used for over 80 years. Recently, the U.S. Department of…
  • Feb 26

    FEBRUARY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    FEBRUARY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *  FI&C was notified that it again made the Dayton Business Journal’s Top Dayton-Area Law Firms List. *  Ron Raether spoke at the ACI Cyber security and Data Privacy Protection Conference in Washington, D.C. *  Scot…
Rank this Week: 3590

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

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

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
  • Mar 2

    A Lesson in What Strip Clubs Can Teach You About the FLSA

    A Lesson in What Strip Clubs Can Teach You About the FLSA
    Earlier this month, four former dancers filed a wage and hour collective action against the owners of Cheetahs Gentlemen’s Club & Restaurant, an adult entertainment night club in New York. Rodriguez, et al. v. Three Amigos SJL Inc.,…
  • Feb 27

    DOJ Intervenes to Defend Constitutionality of Lanham Act in Redskins’ Trademark Dispute

    DOJ Intervenes to Defend Constitutionality of Lanham Act in Redskins’ Trademark Dispute
    Another chapter has unfolded in the 23-year-old dispute between the Washington Redskins and the Native Americans who object to the team’s mascot — a mascot that the team has used for over 80 years. Recently, the U.S. Department of…
  • Feb 26

    FEBRUARY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    FEBRUARY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *  FI&C was notified that it again made the Dayton Business Journal’s Top Dayton-Area Law Firms List. *  Ron Raether spoke at the ACI Cyber security and Data Privacy Protection Conference in Washington, D.C. *  Scot…
Rank this Week: 2365

Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

Provides best practice tips, checklists and updates designed to keep organizations of all sizes in compliance with federal and state employment laws. By Holland & Hart.

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 2

    EEOC Strategic Enforcement Priorities: Insight from Denver’s Director (Part One)

    EEOC Strategic Enforcement Priorities: Insight from Denver’s Director (Part One)
    By Jude Biggs Knowing the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC’s) top priorities can help you direct your risk management efforts and avoid enhanced scrutiny. John Lowrie, the new director of the EEOC’s Denver Field Office,…
  • Feb 23

    Exempt Employee Salary Deductions for a Reduced Schedule

    Exempt Employee Salary Deductions for a Reduced Schedule
    By Brad Cave Classifying an employee as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) comes with a trade-off. Most employers know that exempt employees are not entitled to overtime. But, in exchange for that benefit, the FLSA limits…
  • Feb 16

    Lessons From a $15M Discrimination Verdict

    Lessons From a $15M Discrimination Verdict
    By Mark Wiletsky A Colorado federal jury reportedly awarded $15 million last week to 11 workers who claimed they had been subject to workplace harassment, discrimination and retaliation because of their race and national origin. Ten of the 11…
Rank this Week: 968

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/
  • Mar 2

    Growing Marijuana as “Agriculture” on Conservation-Easement Protected Land

    Growing Marijuana as “Agriculture” on Conservation-Easement Protected Land
    A small group of residents of the Town of Palisade, Colorado, recently gathered to protest the Board of Trustees' approval of two zoning ordinances that help pave the way for a couple to lease land in the town to grow...
  • Mar 2

    Northeastern University Pays Portion of Requested PILOT

    Northeastern University Pays Portion of Requested PILOT
    According to a recent article in the Boston Globe, “Northeastern University recently retroactively paid the city of Boston $886,000 to help cover the costs of municipal services after the school faced criticism for failing to give anything…
  • Mar 2

    Proposed Legislation to Expand In-Home Elder Care in Massachusett

    Proposed Legislation to Expand In-Home Elder Care in Massachusett
    The Boston Globe reports that Massachusetts lawmakers are hearing many proposals for expanding services that the commonwealth provides the elderly who need more help to enable them to live at home. A coalition of nonprofit entities are…
Rank this Week: 398

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/
  • Mar 2

    Pennsylvania Liquor Update

    Pennsylvania Liquor Update
    There has been a significant amount of liquor license topics which have garnered media attention recently, especially in the Lancaster area.  Last Monday, the Beer Café in the Weis Markets in Ephrata opened.  Also throughout…
  • Feb 27

    Facebook’s New Legacy Contact

    Facebook’s New Legacy Contact
    You may have read our blog posts about Death in the Digital Age and Emailing after Death.  Facebook has certainly established a reputation for making changes, sometimes in response to user concerns.  This issue is no exception and…
  • Feb 25

    Beer Delivery to Your Home – Are We There Yet?

    Beer Delivery to Your Home – Are We There Yet?
    I’ve gotten a number of inquiries from clients recently about whether the law has changed allowing them to deliver alcohol to customers if they hold a valid liquor license.  This topic originated through a legal opinion issued by…
Rank this Week: 823

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
  • Mar 2

    Should You Check a Job Applicant’s Social Media Posts?

    Should You Check a Job Applicant’s Social Media Posts?
    Employers are wondering whether browsing public social media sites to learn more about a job applicant is worth the potential risks. A CareerBuilder survey found that 39% of employers use social networking sites to research job candidates,…
  • Feb 27

    Keep Cross-Examination Short (Unless You Shouldn’t)

    Keep Cross-Examination Short (Unless You Shouldn’t)
    A successful evangelist once said about his sermons: “Nobody ever got religion after the first twenty minutes.” His time estimate may be wrong, but every evangelist and trial attorney has wrestled with the short attention span of…
  • Feb 25

    Like Cheese, Foreign Prenups Don’t Travel Well

    Like Cheese, Foreign Prenups Don’t Travel Well
    The following is a guest blog post by Peter M. Walzer of Walzer Melcher LLP in Los Angeles, a firm focused exclusively on family law. Mr. Walzer has been a Certified Family Law Specialist for 25 years. It’s not uncommon for out-of-state…
Rank this Week: 3744

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    Pregnancy clinic ads are commercial speech

    Pregnancy clinic ads are commercial speech
    First Resort, Inc. v. Herrera, No. C 11-5534 (N.D. Cal. Feb. 20, 2015)     The court rejected a facial challenge to San Francisco’s Pregnancy Information Disclosure and Protection Ordinance, “aimed at ensuring…
  • Mar 2

    Copying graffiti could infringe copyright and trademark

    Copying graffiti could infringe copyright and trademark
    Williams v. Roberto Cavalli S.p.A., No. 14-cv-06659 (C.D. Cal. Feb. 12, 2015) Plaintiffs Jason Williams, Victor Chapa, and Jeffrey Rubin sued the producers and distributors of Just Cavalli clothing, alleging copyright infringement,…
  • Mar 2

    Court misapplies FTDA, not TDRA, to political speech

    Court misapplies FTDA, not TDRA, to political speech
    Hershey Co. v. Friends of Steve Hershey, 2015 WL 795841, No. WDQ–14–1825. (D. Md. Feb. 24, 2015) Disappointing ruling on political speech and infringement now supplemented by flat-out wrong ruling on dilution.  Hershey…
Rank this Week: 85

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/
  • Mar 2

    Real Estate Broker Entitled to Recover the Value of Its Service

    Real Estate Broker Entitled to Recover the Value of Its Service
    Goli Realty Corp., commenced an action for the recovery of brokerage commissions. Goli sued Halperin claiming to have brought a buyer that was ready, willing and able to purchase certain real property that Halperin and his entity, SPJ LLC,…
  • Feb 10

    Transfer of Looted Company Held Valid

    Transfer of Looted Company Held Valid
    Steve Hong is the sole shareholder of Koryeo International Corp. Hong sued his mother, Kyung Ja Hong for looting Koryeo before she transferred the corporation to him. Hong worked for the corporation after law school. His parents promised…
  • Feb 4

    The Kati Dispute

    The Kati Dispute
    A dispute between The KatiRoll Company, Inc. and Kati Junction, Inc., both of which sell Indian food, produced a court decision useful in examining trademark/servicemark and trade dress issues. In 2002, KatiRoll opened its first store-front…
Rank this Week: 2043

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

Covers intellectual property, entrepreneurship, technology, social media, fashion and entertainment

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Mar 2

    Say Cheese! Could Apple’s New Video Camera Crush The Competition?

    Say Cheese! Could Apple’s New Video Camera Crush The Competition?
    Recently, I had the privilege of attending an enjoyable housewarming party in Brooklyn hosted by a pair of long-lost friends.  Amidst the delectable food and drinks and spirited conversation a highlight of the gathering included watching…
  • Feb 27

    Andre Rochester – Fine Art

    Andre Rochester – Fine Art
    From the African American imagery of historical black figures like Miles Davis, to the portraiture and the silhouette of human bodies, Andre Rochester masters the technique of fine art through his paintings. Judged for its beauty and…
  • Feb 25

    Faust – Graffiti Art

    Faust – Graffiti Art
    For centuries, graffiti has been viewed as controversial, regarded by some as an important practice of intermingling art with the public, and regarded by others as a defacement of public space.  In New York City, a new artist who is…
Rank this Week: 3828

New York Business Divorce

New York Business Divorce

Covers dissolution and other disputes among New York corporations, LLCs and partnerships. By Peter A. Mahler.

http://www.nybusinessdivorce.com/
  • Mar 2

    LLC Formalities that Matter: Guest Post by Professor Daniel Kleinberger

    LLC Formalities that Matter: Guest Post by Professor Daniel Kleinberger
    This week's New York Business Divorce proudly features a guest post entitled "LLC Formalities that Matter" by Daniel S. Kleinberger, Emeritus Professor of Law at William Mitchell College of Law and leading authority on unincorporated business…
  • Feb 23

    Appellate Court Upholds 0% Marketability Discount in LLC Fair Value Case

    Appellate Court Upholds 0% Marketability Discount in LLC Fair Value Case
    A Brooklyn appellate panel last week provided more fodder for the DLOM debate that's been in the legal news of late, upholding a 0% DLOM in a fair value appraisal of a membership interest in a real estate holding company. It's featured in…
  • Feb 16

    Decision in Dissenting Limited Partner Case Directs Fair Value Hearing, Grants Discovery

    Decision in Dissenting Limited Partner Case Directs Fair Value Hearing, Grants Discovery
    In the 25 or so years since New York adopted its Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act, last month's trial court decision in Levine v. Seven Pines Associates, L.P. may be the first to address issues attendant to a post-merger, dissenting…
Rank this Week: 4966

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Mar 2

    The New Zealand Edition

    The New Zealand Edition
    The D&O Diary continued its South Pacific sojourn over the weekend with a short stop in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, for meetings and for a brief look around. Auckland is located on New Zealand’s Northern Island,…
  • Feb 27

    Cornerstone Research Releases 2014 M&A Litigation Report

    Cornerstone Research Releases 2014 M&A Litigation Report
    According to the latest report from Cornerstone Research, during 2014, over 90 percent of M&A transactions resulting in at least one lawsuit, but each deal attracted a smaller average number of lawsuits and in fewer jurisdictions than in…
  • Feb 27

    The D&O Diary Goes Down Under

    The D&O Diary Goes Down Under
    The D&O Diary is on assignment in Australia this week. Here’s what you need to know about Sydney in late February – if you traverse the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean, fly across the Equator and the International Date Line,…
Rank this Week: 329

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
Rank this Week: 3269