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The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Jul 26

    Delaware Chancery Court Ruling Could Allow a Second Chance on Demand Futility Ruling

    Delaware Chancery Court Ruling Could Allow a Second Chance on Demand Futility Ruling
    If a “fast filer” plaintiff races to the courthouse in one jurisdiction to file a derivative suit without prior due diligence, should a dismissal of the  lawsuit for failure to plead demand futility preclude a separate…
  • Jul 25

    Cornerstone Research: First Half Securities Suit Filings at Record Pace

    Cornerstone Research: First Half Securities Suit Filings at Record Pace
    Securities class action lawsuits were filed at a record pace in the first half of 2017, according to the latest report from Cornerstone Research. While the surge in securities suit filings is due in part to the rise of federal court merger…
  • Jul 24

    District Court Holds Crime Policy Covers Payment Instruction Fraud

    District Court Holds Crime Policy Covers Payment Instruction Fraud
    One of the more vexing threats in the current business environment is the rise of “social engineering fraud” or “payment instruction fraud.” In these schemes scammers using official-seeming email communications induce…
Rank this Week: 189

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

Emerging Companies Insider

Emerging Companies Insider

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://emergingcompanies.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 26

    Trump Administration Delays Regulations To Fast-Track Startup

    Trump Administration Delays Regulations To Fast-Track Startup
    The Trump administration recently announced it is delaying – and likely rescinding – the Obama-era International Entrepreneur Rule (the “Rule”). The Rule was slated to go into effect on July 17, 2017. It would have…
  • Jul 17

    Philadelphia Ranked Fifth in List of U.S. Life Science Cluster

    Philadelphia Ranked Fifth in List of U.S. Life Science Cluster
    A study of interest for those in the Philadelphia region has recently been released. Rising two spots from last year, Philadelphia has been ranked fifth on the list of life science clusters in the United States recently published by…
  • Jul 13

    Article: 21st Century Cures Act Implementation

    Article: 21st Century Cures Act Implementation
    Fox Partner Jean Frydman recently wrote an article on the 21st Century Cures Act for the Food and Drug Law Institute’s member magazine Update. In it, Jean describes the significant potential of the Act to transform the life…
Rank this Week: 2117

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/
  • Jul 26

    Burberry Settles Wage and Hour Class Action Lawsuit

    Burberry Settles Wage and Hour Class Action Lawsuit
    Luxury retailer Burberry has agreed to a $2.54 million settlement with employees. The workers include retail store and warehouse employees in New York. Their class action lawsuit claimed that they were forced to put in extra hours without…
  • Jul 21

    Employee in California Sues Employer’s Lawyer For Retaliation

    Employee in California Sues Employer’s Lawyer For Retaliation
     When an employer is sued by an employee, it’s natural to want to end the proceedings quickly. However, it is not legal for an employer to take any retaliatory action against a worker, especially one that is suing them. As a recent…
  • Jul 14

    Age Discrimination Alleged Against AT&T In New Lawsuit

    Age Discrimination Alleged Against AT&T In New Lawsuit
    Years of highly contested, and well-publicized, litigation have made employers aware of the dangers of discriminating against workers based on gender, sexual orientation, race and religion. It’s not unusual for company executives to…
Rank this Week: 1727

Law Offices of Gregory D. Jordan…

Law Offices of Gregory D. Jordan Blog

Covers business disputes, employment law matters and oil and gas law matters throughout Texas.

http://www.theaustintriallawyer.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2079

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Corporate Securities Law Blog

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

http://www.corporatesecuritieslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 653

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Covers business and franchise law.

http://www.spadealaw.com/blog
  • Jul 26

    The Lifecycle of a Franchise System

    The Lifecycle of a Franchise System
    Franchising is a get-rich-slow, exponential growth strategy. It takes some time to take root and the first few years require patience and investment. You are setting your business up for explosive future growth by planting the seeds of…
  • Jun 14

    Stop by the Spadea Lignana Booth at the International Franchise Expo

    Stop by the Spadea Lignana Booth at the International Franchise Expo
    Spadea Lignana will be running a booth at the International Franchise Expo, the largest franchise event in the US. We hope you stop by to see us! The Spadea Lignana booth will be a highlight, but it isn't all the International Franchise Expo…
  • Jun 14

    Stop by the Spadea Lignana Booth at the International Franchise Expo

    Stop by the Spadea Lignana Booth at the International Franchise Expo
    Spadea Lignana will be running a booth at the International Franchise Expo, the largest franchise event in the US. We hope you stop by to see us! The Spadea Lignana booth will be a highlight, but it isn't all the International Franchise…
Rank this Week: 3210

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jul 26

    Tariffs, Vertical Oligopoly, and Market Structure

    Tariffs, Vertical Oligopoly, and Market Structure
    ARA Tomohiro and Arghya GHOSH discuss Tariffs, Vertical Oligopoly, and Market Structure. ABSTRACT: We study the impact of market thickness on the optimal tariff in vertical specialization. We show that, in the exogenous market structure where…
  • Jul 26

    Competition with Aftermarket Power When Consumers are Heterogeneou

    Competition with Aftermarket Power When Consumers are Heterogeneou
    Dainis Zegners, University of Cologne - Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences and Tobias Kretschmer, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich - Faculty of Business Administration (Munich School of Management); Centre for Economic…
  • Jul 26

    Predatory Innovation: A Response to Suzanne Van Arsdale & Cody Venzke

    Predatory Innovation: A Response to Suzanne Van Arsdale & Cody Venzke
    Thibault Schrepel, University of Paris-Saclay offer Predatory Innovation: A Response to Suzanne Van Arsdale & Cody Venzke. ABSTRACT: Predatory innovation – which is defined as the alteration of one or more technical elements of a…
Rank this Week: 13

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 26

    Should Your Employees Sign Contracts?

    Should Your Employees Sign Contracts?
    A contract is a legally binding agreement that spells out the rights and responsibilities of both parties. Employment contracts are becoming more common, especially as employers become more concerned with protecting their intellectual…
  • Jun 22

    Whistleblower Retaliation Claim Against Space X Rejected By Jury

    Whistleblower Retaliation Claim Against Space X Rejected By Jury
    A “whistleblower” is an employee who complains of something illegal or unethical internally, to the press or to a government agency and because of that suffers as a result. A lawsuit filed by such an employee, especially when it…
  • Jun 12

    Patenting Something Doesn’t Mean Controlling It After It’s Sold Says Supreme Court

    Patenting Something Doesn’t Mean Controlling It After It’s Sold Says Supreme Court
    If you patent your product can you limit what your customer can do with it? Not so much says the U.S. Supreme Court in a decision released late last month. It involved a dispute over printer ink cartridges but this could be applied to any…
Rank this Week: 2815

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Jul 26

    Court Refuses to Send Claims Against DirecTV to Arbitration

    Court Refuses to Send Claims Against DirecTV to Arbitration
    This recent case out of the Central District of California, Perez v. DirecTV Group Holdings, LLC, Case No. 8:16-cv-1440-JLS-DFMx, has some interesting allegations. The plaintiff claims that DirecTV contacted her, unsolicited, at her place of…
  • Jul 25

    Differences Between German and American Law Don't Preclude German Forum

    Differences Between German and American Law Don't Preclude German Forum
    I started reading this case out of the Northern District of Alabama, ProctorU, Inc. v. TM3 Software GMBH, Civil Action Number 2:17-cv-00926-AKK (behind paywall), because it involves exam proctoring software, which of course is a type of…
  • Jul 21

    Scholarship Spotlight: Crypto Transaction Dispute Resolution (Kaal & Calcaterra)

    Scholarship Spotlight: Crypto Transaction Dispute Resolution (Kaal & Calcaterra)
    Crypto Transaction Dispute Resolution Wulf A. Kaal (University of St. Thomas, Minnesota - School of Law) Craig Calcaterra (Department of Mathematics, Metropolitan State University) Abstract The rapid evolution of anonymous, autonomous, and…
Rank this Week: 252

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • Jul 26

    Read Issue #138 of Our Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter

    Read Issue #138 of Our Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter
    Check out our latest issue (issue #138) of our exclusive bankruptcy & restructuring newsletter, which was just released today. You can find it and sign up to receive future issues directly by email by visiting:…
  • Jul 26

    News Headlines for Jul 26, 2017

    News Headlines for Jul 26, 2017
    Imaginarium reaches initial agreement with creditors and investors ,The Coming Squeeze for Shale Oil Drillers ,Navigating International Waters – Gordon Brothers Finance Company ,Puerto Rico’s Bondholders File First Suit Against…
  • Jul 26

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Jul 26, 2017

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Jul 26, 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.…
Rank this Week: 36

Great Lakes Customs Law Blog

Great Lakes Customs Law Blog

Covers the intersection of customs law and asset seizures, with a particular focus on reporting on news of U.S. Customs & Border Protection currency seizures from international travelers for failure to report, bulk cash smuggling, or structuring.

http://greatlakescustomslaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 26

    Dulles Airport CBP Seizes $25k from Bosnia and Herzegovina-bound traveler

    Dulles Airport CBP Seizes $25k from Bosnia and Herzegovina-bound traveler
    Cash seizures at airports have spiked in Detroit, and also apparently in other regions, such as Dulles airport. As a ... The post Dulles Airport CBP Seizes $25k from Bosnia and Herzegovina-bound travelers appeared first on Great Lakes Customs…
  • Jul 18

    CBP at Dulles Airport seizes $50k Cash Leaving Country

    CBP at Dulles Airport seizes $50k Cash Leaving Country
    Dulles CBP has made a few notable seizures recently. Dulles cash seizures always seem to hit the CBP news release ... The post CBP at Dulles Airport seizes $50k Cash Leaving Country appeared first on Great Lakes Customs Law.
  • Jul 10

    $93k Seized by Philly CBP

    $93k Seized by Philly CBP
    I’ve had limited time to blog about customs law lately, but there was a large currency seizure out of Philadelphia ... The post $93k Seized by Philly CBP appeared first on Great Lakes Customs Law.
Rank this Week: 2095

Kentucky Law Blog

Kentucky Law Blog

Covers Kentucky family, criminal and business law. By Gatlin Voelker, PLLC.

http://www.gatlinvoelker.com/blog/
  • Jul 26

    Business as your most valuable marital asset?

    Business as your most valuable marital asset?
    Building up a successful business is a difficult task. If you are married, it can put a lot of strain on your relationship, as the hours and money involved are often substantial. However, when things are going well, it can...
  • Jul 21

    What mistakes should I avoid with co-parenting?

    What mistakes should I avoid with co-parenting?
    Many separating couples who have children together in Kentucky believe the hardest part of their separations is moving on. Even though their relationships with each other did not work out, they still have a commitment to their kids.…
  • Jul 5

    What you should know when preparing to adopt a child

    What you should know when preparing to adopt a child
    There is little else you can do that is as selfless as choosing to adopt a child. Preparing for an adoption requires significant time and thought to determine a timeline and approach that will be beneficial for yourself and the...
Rank this Week: 2182

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Jul 26

    Do You Know When to Use a Subpoena?

    Do You Know When to Use a Subpoena?
    A “subpoena” is a writ or an order that compels a witness to either show up and testify or produce something. CCP §1985(a). You can use a subpoena in discovery or in a civil trial or hearing. Here’s a look at which…
  • Jul 24

    Visitation Rights for Grandparent

    Visitation Rights for Grandparent
    In California, grandparents may petition for visitation with their grandchildren in certain situations. Here’s an overview of when grandparents may seek visitation and the presumptions their petitions will face. When a parent is…
  • Jul 21

    Establishing Credibility in Plaintiff’s Opening Statement

    Establishing Credibility in Plaintiff’s Opening Statement
    In a personal injury case, plaintiff’s counsel should approach the opening statement to the jury with one primary goal: establishing credibility. If the jury believes you, it will be much more likely to rule for your client.…
Rank this Week: 240

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/
  • Jul 26

    Bad Faith Reservation of Rights by Insurance Company Defats Breach Claim Against its Insured

    Bad Faith Reservation of Rights by Insurance Company Defats Breach Claim Against its Insured
    In affirming the dismissal of an insurance company’s breach of contract claim which alleged that the insured’s failure to cooperate and obtain consent to settle breached the policy, the First Department held that despite…
  • Jun 22

    Can One Recover for Fraud in the Absence of Damages?

    Can One Recover for Fraud in the Absence of Damages?
    Some time ago, as part of a discussion about equitable rescission based on fraud, we noted that recovery based on a fraud claim where damages were not specifically alleged and sufficiently supported was the subject of a split between the…
  • May 1

    Fire Destroys Contractual Obligation

    Fire Destroys Contractual Obligation
    Leisure Time Travel, Inc., specializes in “producing holiday tours and vacations that comport with Jewish law and tradition.” Villa Roma claims to be the last resort in the Catskills region. In 2001, the parties entered into a…
Rank this Week: 2905

Cuba Law Blog

Cuba Law Blog

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

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

    How New U.S.-Cuba Policy May Affect Your Travel and Business Plan

    How New U.S.-Cuba Policy May Affect Your Travel and Business Plan
      The U.S. Treasury Department issued new clarifications on Tuesday on measures that will take effect for business, remittances, and travel with Cuba following President Donald Trump’s June announcement regarding U.S. policy…
  • Jul 24

    Cuban, Chinese Tobacco Corporations Sign Agreement on Cigar Trade

    Cuban, Chinese Tobacco Corporations Sign Agreement on Cigar Trade
    China National Tobacco Corporation (CNTC) and Cuban cigar producer Habanos S.A. signed an agreement in Havana over the weekend with the aim of increasing Cuba’s cigar exports to China. Co-heads of Habanos S.A., Luis Sanchez-Harguindey…
  • Jul 19

    Trump to Continue Tradition of Suspending Lawsuit Provision of Helms-Burton Act

    Trump to Continue Tradition of Suspending Lawsuit Provision of Helms-Burton Act
    President Donald Trump plans to continue the biannual suspension of the Title III provision of the Helms-Burton Act that permits the owners of property confiscated in Cuba to sue the Cuban government and foreign governments for using those…
Rank this Week: 2159

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Jul 26

    What is an Arbitration Clause?

    What is an Arbitration Clause?
    Arbitration is a form of alternative dispute resolution.  Arbitration is a means to resolve conflicts outside of the court.  Instead of a judge determining the outcome of a case, in arbitration, an arbitrator hears and decides the…
  • Jul 24

    How to Obtain an Adjustment of Statu

    How to Obtain an Adjustment of Statu
    If you have a permanent residence outside of the Unites States but wish to be in the U.S. on a temporary basis you likely will apply for a non-immigrant visa. The post How to Obtain an Adjustment of Status appeared first on…
  • Jul 20

    Terminating a Commercial Lease

    Terminating a Commercial Lease
    The Lease Agreement In any landlord-tenant relationship, the most important document is the lease agreement.  The lease agreement is the contract between the landlord and tenant that lays out the terms of the lease.  These terms…
Rank this Week: 1083

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/
Rank this Week: 469

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Jul 26

    In-House Compensation Report: Top 30 Money-Earner

    In-House Compensation Report: Top 30 Money-Earner
    Who is making the big cash in-house? Read this in-house compensation report to find out: “By the time A.J. Kess joined Travelers’ Insurance Company as the chief legal officer in December 2016, the year was... The post In-House…
  • Jul 25

    Richard Susskind Sees Rosy Future For Law – With Technology

    Richard Susskind Sees Rosy Future For Law – With Technology
    Does the End of Lawyers author believe technology will help law have its Dunkirk moment? “For more than three decades, Richard Susskind has been one of the profession’s most prolific voices in support of implementing... The post…
  • Jul 24

    6 Critical Steps to Jumpstart Your Legal Job Search

    6 Critical Steps to Jumpstart Your Legal Job Search
    Deborah Z. Thompson, a Managing Director for Major, Lindsey & Africa’s In-House Practice Group in Philadelphia, gives tips on how to jumpstart your legal job search: “Something is telling you it’s time to make a... The…
Rank this Week: 924

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

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

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Jul 26

    By the Numbers: Venture-Backed IPOs in 2016

    By the Numbers: Venture-Backed IPOs in 2016
    Only 42 venture-backed companies went public in the United States in 2016, including eight incorporated outside the United States, making it the most challenging year by number of IPOs and by aggregate offering amount raised since the…
  • Jul 26

    The ESG Integration Paradox

    The ESG Integration Paradox
    If investment managers followed the old saying “whatever is worth doing is worth doing well,” then more would have best‐in‐class environmental, social and governance (ESG) programs. It used to be that asset owners…
  • Jul 25

    Internal Capital Markets in Times of Crisis: The Benefit of Group Affiliation in Italy

    Internal Capital Markets in Times of Crisis: The Benefit of Group Affiliation in Italy
    The Italian banking system began experiencing large credit losses starting at the beginning of the 2008 Global Financial Crisis and increasing further with the onset and deepening of the Euro Crisis in 2011. By December of 2015, aggregate bad…
Rank this Week: 61

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 26

    FLSA an WAGE/HOUR laws -- what if the check got lost?

    FLSA an WAGE/HOUR laws -- what if the check got lost?
    From https://timewellspent.kronos.com/2016/10/31/flsa-compliance/ This is a common question for small businesses. I recently commented on a nation law board concerning this, and I think the question/answer is worth sharing. QUESTION: I have…
  • Jul 8

    How to attack an ICE detainer -- a discussion

    How to attack an ICE detainer -- a discussion
    ICE Attorneys contemplating detainer law...or lack of it.From a recent question by a fellow practioner -- worth sharing! FACTSClient given a 30 sentence in county jail with a 5 consecutive days at beginning and 13 weekends thereafter as per…
  • Jul 5

    Check writing, Forgery, Uttering and what comes next (criminal law)

    Check writing, Forgery, Uttering and what comes next (criminal law)
    Original image at https://www.thebalance.com/how-to-check-a-check-315428Recently, a question was asked on a law bulletin board regarding criminal culpability. While I answered the question on the Board, I think the question is a good one to…
Rank this Week: 994

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

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

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Jul 26

    M&A Litigation: Does Canada Lead the Way?

    M&A Litigation: Does Canada Lead the Way?
    Delaware rightly prides itself as being at the cutting edge of US corporate law – so it may come as a surprise to learn that its M&A jurisprudence seems to be evolving toward positions that Canadian…
  • Jul 25

    Corwin: Disclosure of Director’s Reasons for Abstaining Not Required

    Corwin: Disclosure of Director’s Reasons for Abstaining Not Required
    This Sherman & Sterling blog reviews the latest decision to follow Corwin’s approach to post-merger claims.  In Appel v. Berkman (Del. Ch. 7/17), Vice Chancellor Montgomery-Reeves concluded that tendering…
  • Jul 24

    Appraisal: Chancery Says “Fair Value” 50% Below Merger Price!

    Appraisal: Chancery Says “Fair Value” 50% Below Merger Price!
    On Friday, the Delaware Chancery Court issued its ruling in the Clearwire appraisal proceeding. Despite a complex and far from pristine process, Vice Chancellor Laster rejected the plaintiff’s breach of fiduciary duty…
Rank this Week: 592

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

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

    Initial Coin Offerings: The SEC Speaks. . .

    Initial Coin Offerings: The SEC Speaks. . .
    Yesterday, I blogged about “initial coin offerings” – or ICOs – over on “The Mentor Blog.”  The ink on that blog was barely dry when the SEC weighed in with its own…
  • Jul 25

    Regulatory Reform: What Do Investors Think?

    Regulatory Reform: What Do Investors Think?
    Legislative efforts at governance & disclosure reform – such as the “Financial Choice Act” – have gotten a lot of attention this year. This Rivel Research study asked institutional investors…
  • Jul 24

    SEC’s Reg Flex Agenda: Where Did Those Dodd-Frank Rules Go?

    SEC’s Reg Flex Agenda: Where Did Those Dodd-Frank Rules Go?
    Normally – as I have blogged many times (here’s one) – the SEC’s Reg Flex Agendas tend to be “aspirational.” But perhaps this time is different. As part of a federal agency-wide reveal of the new…
Rank this Week: 866

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

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

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Jul 26

    A Permit To Negotiate – Really?

    A Permit To Negotiate – Really?
    It is sometimes forgotten that the California Corporate Securities Law of 1968 makes it unlawful to either offer or sell a security in California in an issuer transaction unless that the sale has been qualified or exempt from or not subject…
  • Jul 25

    Why Not All Purchasers Are Buyer

    Why Not All Purchasers Are Buyer
    Modern English is partially the product of an unnatural grafting of French onto Old English.  It is for this reason that we often find two words for nearly the same thing.  Thus, we call the animal a cow  but the…
  • Jul 24

    Must A Broker-Dealer Be Licensed As A Personal Property Broker?

    Must A Broker-Dealer Be Licensed As A Personal Property Broker?
    Is your California securities broker-dealer a licensed personal property broker?  Does it need to have such a license to make loans to its customers?  Anyone reading California Corporations Code Section 25217(c) would conclude that…
Rank this Week: 679

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

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

    Gujarat High Court Rules on RBI’s Powers Relating to Corporate Insolvency

    Gujarat High Court Rules on RBI’s Powers Relating to Corporate Insolvency
    [Guest post by Saurav Roy, IV B.A.LL.B, ILS Law College, Pune.] Introduction Last week, the Gujarat High Court ruled on some interesting issues under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 (“IB Code”) while adjudicating upon…
  • Jul 25

    Activism through Directors Elected by “Small Shareholders”

    Activism through Directors Elected by “Small Shareholders”
    Recent news reports (here, hereand here) have highlighted a shareholder proposal that has been initiated in preparation for the annual general meeting of Alembic Limited to be held on 28 July 2017. The shareholder in question is Unifi Capital…
  • Jul 25

    Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code: Arbitral Proceedings and Bona Fide Dispute

    Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code: Arbitral Proceedings and Bona Fide Dispute
    [Guest post by Puneet Dinesh, is a IV year student at the National Law University, Delhi. He can be reached at puneetdin@gmail.com.]The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (the ‘Code’) has given rise to some interesting…
Rank this Week: 620

Reinsurance Focus

Reinsurance Focus

Covers new reinsurance-related and arbitration developments. By Carlton Fields.

http://reinsurancefocus.com/
Rank this Week: 2169

NC Business & Banking Law Blog

NC Business & Banking Law Blog

Legal news and analysis on matters affecting financial institutions and other businesses, with an emphasis on North Carolina. By Matt Cordell.

http://bizlawnc.com/
Rank this Week: 3722

Oregon Business Litigation

Oregon Business Litigation

Resource for in-house counsel, business executives, human resource managers and others who monitor litigation and legal issues affecting Oregon businesses. By Ater Wynne.

http://www.aterwynneblog.com/oregon_business_litigatio/
  • Jul 25

    DOL seeks comments on proposed federal overtime rule

    DOL seeks comments on proposed federal overtime rule
    In response to court challenges to the federal overtime rule that was scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016, the Department of Labor (DoL) has decided not to advocate for the minimum weekly salary ($913) required by the...
  • Jul 5

    What Oregon’s expanded version of the Equal Pay Act of 2017 means for employer

    What Oregon’s expanded version of the Equal Pay Act of 2017 means for employer
    The Oregon legislature recently enacted an expanded Equal Pay Act designed to eliminate discriminatory pay practices based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation (as defined in ORS 174.100), national origin, marital status, veteran…
  • Jun 23

    Supreme Court Finds Law Banning Registration of Disparaging Trademarks Unconstitutional

    Supreme Court Finds Law Banning Registration of Disparaging Trademarks Unconstitutional
    Earlier this week, in Matal v. Tam, the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of Portland-based rock band, the Slants, finding that the section of the Lanham Act banning offensive trademarks was an unconstitutional restraint…
Rank this Week: 2518

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jul 25

    More on Mandatory Arbitration Bylaw or Charter Provision

    More on Mandatory Arbitration Bylaw or Charter Provision
    An earlier post touched on the validity of mandatory arbitration clauses in corporate bylaws or articles of incorporation, noting Ann Lipton's skepticism about them. It turns out that Kevin LaCroix... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jul 25

    Trump Reportedly Plans to Renominate Hester Peirce to SEC. What about Lisa Fairfax?

    Trump Reportedly Plans to Renominate Hester Peirce to SEC. What about Lisa Fairfax?
    Reuters reported last week that President Trump plans to renominate Hester Pierce to be an SEC Commissioner. That would leave one seat open, which by law would have to go to a Democrat. President... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jul 25

    Pileggi on Fiduciary Duties in Limited Partnership

    Pileggi on Fiduciary Duties in Limited Partnership
    Friend of the blog Francis Pileggi posts: For my latest column in Directorship, the publication of the National Association of Corporate Directors, I discuss a recent Delaware Supreme Court decision... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
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Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

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

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
  • Jul 25

    EB-5 Finance Lawyer: Are hotels still the darling of EB-5 financing?

    EB-5 Finance Lawyer: Are hotels still the darling of EB-5 financing?
      25 July 2017 Click here for the latest articles on EB-5 Financing.  The article below was updated in July 2017 based upon an earlier version which appeared on HotelLawBlog.com. The EB-5 immigrant investor visa program has provided…
  • Jul 20

    EB-5 Finance Lawyer: Tips to avoid the 6 most common mistakes developers make with EB-5

    EB-5 Finance Lawyer: Tips to avoid the 6 most common mistakes developers make with EB-5
      20 July 2017 Click here for the latest articles on EB-5 Financing.  The article below is updated as of July 2017. It first appeared on HotelLawBlog.com on 8 May 2017.   EB-5 generates billions of dollars of affordable…
  • Jul 20

    Tips to avoid the 6 most common mistakes developers make with EB-5

    Tips to avoid the 6 most common mistakes developers make with EB-5
    20 July 2017 EB-5 generates billions of dollars of affordable construction financing for developments located in the United States that create new jobs for US citizens. JMBM’s EB-5 financing group has closed more than $1.5 billion of…
Rank this Week: 1652

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/
  • Jul 25

    DoD Micro-Purchase Increase Is Now In Effect

    DoD Micro-Purchase Increase Is Now In Effect
    The increase to DoD’s micro-purchase threshold mandated by the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act is now in effect. A Class Deviation issued earlier this month provides, effective immediately, that the DoD micro-purchase threshold…
  • Jul 24

    Government Tenant Liable For Damaging Leased Space

    Government Tenant Liable For Damaging Leased Space
    A government agency was liable for damaging leased space, even though the lease didn’t contain an explicit clause requiring the government to repair the space. In a recent decision, the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals held that the…
  • Jul 21

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: July 17-21, 2017

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: July 17-21, 2017
    Greetings from Fargo, North Dakota where I will present a luncheon seminar today on recent developments in government contracting. The seminar is sponsored by the SBA, North Dakota PTAC, and National Contract Management Association, and…
Rank this Week: 3444

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/
Rank this Week: 4483

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/
  • Jul 25

    In re American Capital, Ltd. Shareholder Litigation (Cir. Ct. Mont. Cnty)

    In re American Capital, Ltd. Shareholder Litigation (Cir. Ct. Mont. Cnty)
    Filed: July 12, 2017Opinion by: Ronald B. RubinHolding:  A claim that a transaction is subject to the entire fairness standard of review survives a motion to dismiss under Delaware law where a minority shareholder exercised actual…
  • Jun 26

    Capitol PaymentSystems, Inc. v. Salvatore Di Donato (Maryland U.S.D.C)

    Capitol PaymentSystems, Inc. v. Salvatore Di Donato (Maryland U.S.D.C)
    Filed: May 23, 2017Opinion by: Ellen L. HollanderHolding:  Transfer of venue is appropriate if the convenience of the witnesses, convenience of the parties, and interest of justice outweigh the plaintiff’s choice of…
  • Jun 21

    Amster v. Baker (Ct. of Appeals)

    Amster v. Baker (Ct. of Appeals)
    Filed: May 22, 2017Opinion by: J. AdkinsHolding:  Commercial information is “confidential” and therefore exempt from disclosure under the Maryland Public Information Act (the “MPIA”) if it “would customarily…
Rank this Week: 4874

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Jul 25

    Michigan Speed Limit Increase

    Michigan Speed Limit Increase
    Michigan Speed Limit Increases: Increased Speed Limit Legislation Michigan lawmakers have enacted legislation that allows for motorists to increase their speed on many of the state’s roadways. Public Act 445, passed in late 2016,…
  • Jun 22

    Sued by Portfolio Recovery Associates in Michigan?

    Sued by Portfolio Recovery Associates in Michigan?
    Portfolio Recovery Associates Lawsuits: Have you been sued by Portfolio Recovery Associates in Michigan ?  Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC is a buyer of charged off debt. Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC may be showing up on your…
  • Jun 6

    Midland Funding Michigan Attorney

    Midland Funding Michigan Attorney
      U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of debt collectors. On May 15, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States issued their decision in Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson. Background: Respondent Johnson filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy in…
Rank this Week: 4925

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    "Local" can be falsifiable representation of fact

    "Local" can be falsifiable representation of fact
    Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. v. Sycamore, No. 13-cv-00749, 2017 WL 3089011 (D. Utah Apr. 28, 2017)Leland Sycamore invented the process and formula for making Grandma Sycamore’s Home-Maid Bread and subsequently received federal trademark…
  • Jul 25

    Pictures of premium cuts of meat on pet food are ambiguous, court say

    Pictures of premium cuts of meat on pet food are ambiguous, court say
    Wysong Corp. v. APN, Inc., Nos. 16-11823, 16-11825, 16-11826, 16-11827, 16-11832 (E.D. Mich. Jul. 20, 2017)Wysong, a pet food manufacturer, sued six competitors, alleging that their packages used images of “premium meats, poultry, fish,…
  • Jul 21

    Transformative work of the year (so far): To tell my story, showing near DC now

    Transformative work of the year (so far): To tell my story, showing near DC now
    To Tell My Story: A Hamlet Fanfic by Alexandra Petri Runs until July 30Although the structuring conceit is a loose retelling of Hamlet, with a modern-day fangirl as the tragic protagonist Elsie, there are a number of other fandoms…
Rank this Week: 274

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/
  • Jul 25

    Independent Craft Brewers Seal

    Independent Craft Brewers Seal
    The information for this blog post can be found here.   You have probably heard of the independent craft brewers seal created by the Brewers Association. The seal might already be on your beers. But what is this seal and what does this…
  • Jul 24

    Limited Liability Company: Choosing a Name

    Limited Liability Company: Choosing a Name
    Part 1 Disclaimer: This blog post focuses on North Carolina law and follows the NC Secretary of State rules. We cannot speak nor advise you on what other states’ rules and policies are for limited liability companies. *This information…
  • Jul 17

    Let’s Brunch (and drink alcohol at 10am)

    Let’s Brunch (and drink alcohol at 10am)
    The information for this blog is found on Brewer Advisory: Legislature Passes ABC Omnibus Legislation by Laura Collier and posted by the NC Craft Brewers Guild. Laura Collier is the legal advisor for the NC Guild, and her contact information…
Rank this Week: 2663

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Jul 25

    CCO Liability: What Risks Remain and What You Can Do to Minimize Them

    CCO Liability: What Risks Remain and What You Can Do to Minimize Them
    IA Watch produced an informative webinar on CCO Liability. These are my notes. Carl Ayers (Moderator)  Publisher, Regulatory Compliance Watch Brian Moran, Executive director and CCO Sterling Capital Management Joseph McGill, J.D., Chief…
  • Jul 24

    Froome, Teamwork and Succe

    Froome, Teamwork and Succe
    Professional cycling is not a mainstream sport in the U.S., so I would guess that few reading this story share my love of the Tour de France. (With the notable exception of Tom Fox.) The race has several different competitions going at the…
  • Jul 21

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for July 21

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for July 21
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. Developments in the Asset Management Industry by Itzhak Ben-David in the HLS Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation The rising concentration…
Rank this Week: 1190

UpCounsel Blog

UpCounsel Blog

About making your business leaner, faster and smarter.

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

    SCOTUS Overturns Federal Circuit Decision on Patent Exhaustion

    SCOTUS Overturns Federal Circuit Decision on Patent Exhaustion
    UpCounsel Intellectual Property attorney Johnny Manriquez explains what SCOTUS' Lexmark decision means for the future of patent exhaustion.
  • Jul 20

    Everything You Need to Know About Design Patent

    Everything You Need to Know About Design Patent
    Design patents are usually easy and inexpensive to obtain, yet they are often discounted. Learn all about these uncommon patents from top UpCounsel attorney Joseph Gross.
  • Jul 18

    Everything You Need to Know About Trademark Dispute

    Everything You Need to Know About Trademark Dispute
    UpCounsel Intellectual Property attorney Matt Googe unpacks trademark disputes and reveals what you should do if you find yourself facing one.
Rank this Week: 1829

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
  • Jul 25

    Court Upholds Stockholder's Share Ownership and Books-and-Records Request

    Court Upholds Stockholder's Share Ownership and Books-and-Records Request
    Companies often defend against stockholder requests to inspect books and records by contending that the plaintiff stockholder lacks a proper purpose or that his or her stated purpose is not the real purpose. Less common is a contention that…
  • Jul 24

    Court of Chancery Advocates New Test Governing Preclusion in Derivative Litigation

    Court of Chancery Advocates New Test Governing Preclusion in Derivative Litigation
    In re Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Delaware Derivative Litig., C.A. No. 7455-CB (Del. Ch. July 25, 2017) This is an important decision holding that just because one derivative litigation was dismissed for failure to overcome the requirement of…
  • Jul 18

    How to Open the Door to Chancery

    How to Open the Door to Chancery
    Sometimes more is not a good idea. That is the case when a complaint alleges multiple bases to invoke the jurisdiction of the Delaware Court of Chancery, but still fails to sustain that subject matter jurisdiction. The recent decision in Yu…
Rank this Week: 1060

Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

Covers laws relating to pre-need and death care compliance, serving banks, funeral homes, crematories, and cemetaries. By William Stalter.

http://www.deathcarelaw.com/
  • Jul 25

    Missouri Rule Rollback: How to Start the Process?

    Missouri Rule Rollback: How to Start the Process?
    Despite lacking sufficient members to take official actions, the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors met last week to discuss Executive Order 17-03.  As we reported back in January (Missouri Rule Rollback), the Order…
  • Jul 17

    The $64 Million Dollar Question: Is the Money there?

    The $64 Million Dollar Question: Is the Money there?
    While the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors’ Complaint against the Missouri Funeral Trust alleges the program has failed to maintain adequate records, documents and oversight, funeral directors want to know…
  • Jul 6

    A Cassity Update: Doug’s Request for a Compassionate Release

    A Cassity Update: Doug’s Request for a Compassionate Release
    Prison life has been hard on Doug Cassity.  The de facto executive officer of National Prearranged Services was sentenced to 10 years in Federal prison for his role in the preneed fraud that involved hundreds of millions of consumer…
Rank this Week: 4233

Investment Law Blog

Investment Law Blog

Covers business, real estate and property law. By Catherine DeBono Holmes of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

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

    STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES FOR REDEPLOYMENT OF EB-5 INVESTMENT FUNDS

    STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES FOR REDEPLOYMENT OF EB-5 INVESTMENT FUNDS
    The white paper below was updated on July 24, 2017. It first appeared in the Investment Law Blog on February 21, 2017. Now that the USCIS has released amendments to its Policy Manual regarding the required “sustainment period” for…
  • Feb 21

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

    Standards and Guidelines for Redeployment of EB-5 Investment Funds – A White Paper
    The EB-5 investment community is now facing a new challenge, as many of the more seasoned EB-5 investment projects begin to mature and the original investment capital is returned by the project owner to the new commercial enterprise. …
  • Feb 21

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

    Standards and Guidelines for Redeployment of EB-5 Investment Funds – A White Paper
    The EB-5 investment community is now facing a new challenge, as many of the more seasoned EB-5 investment projects begin to mature and the original investment capital is returned by the project owner to the new commercial enterprise. …
Rank this Week: 1962

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Jul 24

    Joint TE/GE Council Meeting

    Joint TE/GE Council Meeting
    The date for the Joint TE/GE Council Meeting has been announced. The TE/GE Councils were formed to maintain lines of communication between practitioners and the IRS TE/GE Division (and related areas) to: open and maintain lines of…
  • Jul 24

    Distributive Justice and Donative Intent

    Distributive Justice and Donative Intent
    Professor Alexander A. Bon-Saenz has posted his forthcoming article, Distributive Justice and Donative Intent, UCLA Law Review (forthcoming), on SSRN. The following is the abstract for his paper: The inheritance system is beset by formalism.…
  • Jun 29

    The Use of Nonprofits as Political Organizations: AALS Call for Paper

    The Use of Nonprofits as Political Organizations: AALS Call for Paper
    The Nonprofit Law Section of the AALS has extended the deadline to July 15 for its call for papers for the 2018 annual meeting in sunny San Diego. Here are the details: The Section on Nonprofit and Philanthropy Law, in...
Rank this Week: 1219

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Jul 24

    - Franchise Expert Panel

    - Franchise Expert Panel
    Open options for Susan E. Beth, CFE'S post Susan E. Beth, CFE Chief Operating Officer at NRD Capital 4w Franchise Friends - I am helping the IFA put together a session for the 2018 Convention specifically for Franchise Business...
  • Jul 24

    - Franchise Expert Panel

    - Franchise Expert Panel
     Franchise-Info Sponsored, Robert (Bob) Skinner +30DeleteFranchise-Info Sponsored Do you want your prospect reading this document early on in the sales process? LI.Controls.addControl("control-dust-client-1",…
  • Jul 21

    From Fast Food to Clean Windows, this Franchise Maven chooses Solid Business to Build with Son - New

    From Fast Food to Clean Windows, this Franchise Maven chooses Solid Business to Build with Son - New
    You may love franchising, but if you want to own and run one, it's crucial you get the right fit. This is what Ron Kuhn discovered before purchasing his Window Genie franchise this past June. Ron Kuhn spent many...
Rank this Week: 4508

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Analysis and Insight in Retail Law

https://www.huntonretailindustryblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    New Jersey Shopper Privacy Bill Signed into Law

    New Jersey Shopper Privacy Bill Signed into Law
    On July 21, 2017, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a bill that places new restrictions on the collection and use of personal information by retail establishments for certain purposes. The statute, which is called the Personal…
  • Jul 20

    San Francisco Bans Employers From Asking Job Applicants About Salary History, 26 States Considering Similar Legislation

    San Francisco Bans Employers From Asking Job Applicants About Salary History, 26 States Considering Similar Legislation
    San Francisco is the latest jurisdiction to pass a law that prohibits employers from inquiring about prior salary history during hiring. New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and New Orleans already have similar laws, and in a…
  • Jul 19

    Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup

    Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup
    This past week, several consumer protection actions made headlines that affect the retail industry. Tyson’s Hot Dog TM Suit is Going, Going Gone Tyson Foods and Hillshire Brands received a thumbs-up from the Third Circuit to continue…
Rank this Week: 1345

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Jul 24

    Scott Bleier Moderating ABA Venture Capital Webinar This Thursday

    Scott Bleier Moderating ABA Venture Capital Webinar This Thursday
    This Thursday, July 27th, beginning at 1pm EST, corporate attorney Scott Bleier will moderate the ABA Business Law Section webinar “Roadmap of a Venture Capital Deal“. The panel will cover various topics of the lifecycle of a…
  • Jul 20

    BioAxone BioSciences Peer-Reviewed Research Article Published in Frontiers Journal Serie

    BioAxone BioSciences Peer-Reviewed Research Article Published in Frontiers Journal Serie
    Firm client BioAxone BioSciences announced that its peer-reviewed research article on axon regeneration was published in Frontiers Journal Series, Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience. The article “MAG, Myelin and Overcoming Growth…
  • Jul 13

    MBBP Publishes July M&A Today Newsletter

    MBBP Publishes July M&A Today Newsletter
    The latest edition of our M&A Today Newsletter is published! Articles include: An Overview of the Golden Parachute Payment Rules Top Considerations – Sale of Company M&A Non-disclosure Agreements: Drafting Considerations for…
Rank this Week: 1363