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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/
  • Apr 28

    Challenges and Opportunities for International Brands Entering the Brazilian Fashion Market

    Challenges and Opportunities for International Brands Entering the Brazilian Fashion Market
    Arent Fox Intellectual Property partner Cristina Carvalho and head of Arent Fox’s Fashion Law practice Anthony Lupo present, "Challenges and Opportunities for International Brands Entering the Brazilian Fashion Market" in…
  • Apr 23

    When Fashion is Your Business: Tax Advice on Clothing Allowances & Uniform

    When Fashion is Your Business: Tax Advice on Clothing Allowances & Uniform
    Fashion companies often provide uniforms and clothing allowances to their employees. If the company meets requirements set by the Internal Revenue Service, they can get tax favored treatment for those items. However, it can be difficult for…
  • Apr 20

    Clothing Retailers Agree to Settle ZIP Code Lawsuit with Gift Card

    Clothing Retailers Agree to Settle ZIP Code Lawsuit with Gift Card
    Clothing retailers Urban Outfitters and Free People recently agreed to settle a class action lawsuit alleging that the retailers improperly collected ZIP codes from customers at checkout by giving class members a gift card.
Rank this Week: 2157

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 34

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

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

    How to Sell Shares as a Private Business - Rule 504 of the SEC

    How to Sell Shares as a Private Business - Rule 504 of the SEC
    So you own a small business, and are contemplating obtaining investors? Good news -- It's possible! Bad news, you better know what the heck you're doing. Care is required here. As a small company contemplating a Rule 504 filing under…
  • Apr 16

    Motions in Limine -- an example

    Motions in Limine -- an example
    Although there are multiple uses for motions in limine, the most basic form is to (1) exclude testimony from certain witnesses, and (2) to exclude evidence on the grounds of (a) undue prejudice, (b) lacks authenticity, (c) lacks foundations,…
  • Apr 15

    Difference between JOINT filing and CONSENT filing

    Difference between JOINT filing and CONSENT filing
    As a practitioner in both Federal and State jurisdictions, I am often consulted on matters that cross between both types of Courts. A recent question posted to the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is a good example. In this…
Rank this Week: 2928

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: 7

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
Rank this Week: 89

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Apr 26

    The FAA’s proposed drone rules fail under both economic and First Amendment scrutiny

    The FAA’s proposed drone rules fail under both economic and First Amendment scrutiny
    Last week the International Center for Law & Economics, joined by TechFreedom, filed comments with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in its Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (“UAS” —…
  • Apr 22

    Mandated “fair use” language has no place in trade promotion authority

    Mandated “fair use” language has no place in trade promotion authority
    Earlier this week Senators Orrin Hatch and Ron Wyden and Representative Paul Ryan introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation, the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (otherwise known as Trade Promotion…
  • Apr 21

    The European Commission, Google, and the Limits of Antitrust

    The European Commission, Google, and the Limits of Antitrust
    The precise details underlying the European Commission’s (EC) April 15 Statement of Objections (SO), the EC’s equivalent of an antitrust complaint, against Google, centered on the company’s promotion of its comparison…
Rank this Week: 116

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 71

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/
  • Apr 26

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (April 26, 2015)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (April 26, 2015)
    business ethics codes: "some..research..suggests.. instrumental impacts..other studies..no discernible effect" 37 U. Haw. L. Rev. 1 #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) April 20, 2015 "Etsy...is a B Corp...[but]…
  • Apr 24

    Bain Capital's Social Impact Fund

    Bain Capital's Social Impact Fund
    The New York Times DealB%k recently reported that Deval Patrick, former governor of Massachusetts, will join Bain Capital to head a new social impact fund. These types of social impact funds seem to becoming more and more common. Social…
  • Apr 24

    Advice for Law Review Editor

    Advice for Law Review Editor
    I recently finished my law review submission season, placing two articles: The Social Enterprise Law Market at Maryland Law Review (on jurisdictional competition and social enterprise entity forms) and An Early Report on Benefit Reports at…
Rank this Week: 141

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
  • Apr 26

    Balancing Division of Board Labor with Overall Director Responsibilitie

    Balancing Division of Board Labor with Overall Director Responsibilitie
    In this year’s Foreword, Dougherty argues that an increasing complexity of corporate governance and the growing list of action items assigned to directors has led to a division of labor that leaves some directors uninvolved or unaware…
  • Apr 25

    Does Your Executive Pay Plan Create “Drive, Discipline and Speed”?

    Does Your Executive Pay Plan Create “Drive, Discipline and Speed”?
    At a recent Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) conference, two private equity firms’ operating partners observed that executive compensation programs in each and every company in which they invested had to be completely overhauled.…
  • Apr 24

    Delaware Court Faults Committee Process & Advisory Work in Finding Lack of Good Faith

    Delaware Court Faults Committee Process & Advisory Work in Finding Lack of Good Faith
    On April 20, 2015, the Delaware Court of Chancery entered a $171 million post-trial judgment after finding a master limited partnership overpaid for assets from its parent. In re El Paso Pipeline Partners L.P. Derivative Litig., C.A. No.…
Rank this Week: 531

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

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

    Ecomentalists and science denial

    Ecomentalists and science denial
    The environmental movement’s war against genetic engineering has led to a deepening rift with the scientific community. A recent survey by the Pew Research Center and the American Association for the... [[ This is a content summary…
  • Apr 24

    Sea Smoke Sea Spray (Santa Rita Hills) 2011

    Sea Smoke Sea Spray (Santa Rita Hills) 2011
    For dinner tonight I made open face croque madames on savory cheese and chive waffles. For the waffles, I made up a half batch of Bob's Red Mill Organic 7 Grain Pancake & Waffle Mix , to which I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Apr 23

    Robert Mondavi Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) 2002

    Robert Mondavi Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) 2002
    For dinner tonight, I cut some flank steak into small pieces, which I then dusted with corn starch in a coarse sieve so that I could shake off the excess. I then stir fried it in my trusty Calphalon... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 51

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Grocery Chain Publix Faces Overtime Lawsuit

    Grocery Chain Publix Faces Overtime Lawsuit
    The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that governs things like the minimum wages employees can be paid, as well as when they should be paid overtime and how much they should be paid for overtime. States also have their own…
  • Apr 24

    Covenants Not to Compete – Non-Compete Agreements — Non-Solicitation Agreements — Are They Binding?

    Covenants Not to Compete – Non-Compete Agreements — Non-Solicitation Agreements — Are They Binding?
    Our Chicago non-compete and non-solicitation agreement lawyers have defended high level executives in covenant not to compete and trade secret lawsuits. A case in which our firm defended a former Motorola executive was covered in Crain's…
  • Apr 23

    Non-Competition Agreements – When Can They be Enforced?

    Non-Competition Agreements – When Can They be Enforced?
    Designed to protect the employer’s legitimate business interests: Courts will only enforce restrictions on an individual’s right to work when the employer can show that those restrictions protect a legitimate business interest.…
Rank this Week: 196

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Apr 25

    Off to the ICN Annual Meeting in Sydney

    Off to the ICN Annual Meeting in Sydney
    I am off tonight to Sydney, Australia for the ICN annual meeting. The pre-ICN events are spectacular and I am participating in two of them. The first is a discussion I am co-hosting on Procedural Fairness in Asian Antitrust on...
  • Apr 24

    The Death of the Comcast Deal

    The Death of the Comcast Deal
    Tim Wu, Columbia Law has an op-ed in the New Yorker on The Death of the Comcast Deal.
  • Apr 24

    Optimal production channel for private labels: Too much or too little innovation?

    Optimal production channel for private labels: Too much or too little innovation?
    Claire Chambolle (INRA-UR1303 ALISS), Clemence Christin (Normandie Université, UCBN, CREM-UMR CNRS 6211) and Guy Meunier (INRA-UR1303 ALISS) ask Optimal production channel for private labels: Too much or too little innovation? ABSTRACT: We…
Rank this Week: 13

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

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

    Weekend Riding: Midnight Boston Marathon Bike Ride

    Weekend Riding: Midnight Boston Marathon Bike Ride
    While marathon runners were sleeping in anticipation of the race on Patriots Day, I joined hundreds of cyclists to bike the 26.2 miles in the middle of the night. The Midnight Marathon Bike Ride was back for its seventh year in a row. Short…
  • Apr 24

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for April 24

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for April 24
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. Investors Turn to Big Real-Estate Funds by Peter Grant in the Wall Street Journal Investors are pouring more money into real-estate funds than they have since…
  • Apr 23

    Compliance Officer Earns Million-Dollar Whistleblower Award

    Compliance Officer Earns Million-Dollar Whistleblower Award
    I’m not sure if this is good news or bad news. In August 2014 the SEC announced a modest whistleblower award of $300,000 to an unnamed company employee “who performed audit and compliance functions and reported wrongdoing to the…
Rank this Week: 594

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

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

    Parlament: Motionen NR Egloff zum eGRIS (elektronisches Grundstücksinformationssystem)

    Parlament: Motionen NR Egloff zum eGRIS (elektronisches Grundstücksinformationssystem)
    Nationalrat Hans Egloff (SVP/ZH) hat am 20. März 2015 gleich drei Motionen (15.3319; 15.3320; 15.3323) eingereicht. In der Sache geht es dabei um eGRIS (elektronisches Grundstückinformationssystem). Dieses ermöglicht den…
  • Apr 21

    Entscheide der UEK - Übernahmekampf um die Sika AG

    Entscheide der UEK - Übernahmekampf um die Sika AG
    Mit Pressemitteilung vom 13. April 2015 teilte die FINMA mit, dass William H. Gates III und Melinda French Gates sowie die Cascade Investment L.L.C. Beschwerde gegen die Verfügung 598/01 der Übernahmekommission („UEK“)…
  • Apr 18

    Notariatsrecht – Verstoss gegen das Ansehen des Notariat

    Notariatsrecht – Verstoss gegen das Ansehen des Notariat
    Im vorliegenden Fall (Entscheid der Justiz-, Gemeinde- und Kirchendirektion des Kantons Bern vom 18. September 2014, BN 2015, S. 23 ff.) hatte sich die Justiz-, Gemeinde- und Kirchendirektion des Kantons Bern (JGK) mit den Berufspflichten des…
Rank this Week: 3048

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Apr 25

    Compromise with Legal

    Compromise with Legal
    Tom Fishburne started drawing cartoons on the backs of Harvard Business School cases. His cartoons have grown by word of mouth to reach 100,000 business readers each week and have been featured by the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company,…
  • Apr 24

    Seem smart in meetings without trying

    Seem smart in meetings without trying
    Crucial tips for those who spend the majority of their lives in meetings – and in meetings about planning future meetings: “Americans hold about 11 million meetings a day on average, and workers say about one-third of that meeting…
  • Apr 23

    Lean Six Sigma Principles Can Be Applied In-House

    Lean Six Sigma Principles Can Be Applied In-House
    As an in-house lawyer, there are real advantages to streamlining procedures and processes, said Cara Bradley, deputy general counsel at Xylem Inc. The question corporate legal departments should be asking themselves is, “What does…
Rank this Week: 68

Moses & Moses Law Blog

Moses & Moses Law Blog

A corporate, family and tax law blog. By Moses & Moses, P.C.

http://www.mosespc.com/blog/
  • Apr 24

    Husband is Not Guilty of Sexual Abuse of his Wife with Alzheimer’s.

    Husband is Not Guilty of Sexual Abuse of his Wife with Alzheimer’s.
    It first seemed incredible that a 78 year old husband could be arrested for a third degree felony for having sex with his wife because someone in the nursing home said the wife was no longer capable of giving consent. The jury found him not…
  • Apr 6

    Sentimental or Argumentative

    Sentimental or Argumentative
    Recently, the family of Robin Williams commenced the not unfamiliar process of destroying family relationships by fighting over sentimental assets. Surely the decedent never wanted there to be a fight and was sure he had taken care of…
  • Aug 3

    Inherited IRAs No Longer Exempt in a Bankruptcy

    Inherited IRAs No Longer Exempt in a Bankruptcy
    “Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.” ~ Mark Twain. I have no idea what Mark Twain would have said about our U.S. Supreme Court’s recent unanimous decision in Clark v.…
Rank this Week: 2582

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Business Law and Employment Law. Published By The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.chicagosmallbusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    Get Your Ducks in a Row: Legal Documents for Starting Your Busine

    Get Your Ducks in a Row: Legal Documents for Starting Your Busine
    Before you can officially call yourself a business, there is generally some legal paperwork that has to be filed. These documents are more than just a bureaucratic way for the government to make money, but can afford you certain legal…
  • Apr 16

    Which Entity is Right for Your Business?

    Which Entity is Right for Your Business?
    A client of mine began a business as a hobby, pursuing a personal interest. The business became wildly successful, and began to grow exponentially. After just a few years, my client was enjoying eight figure sales. Unfortunately, he had not…
  • Apr 15

    McDonald’s is Not “Loving” the Joint-Employer Designation

    McDonald’s is Not “Loving” the Joint-Employer Designation
    Over the past couple of years, McDonald’s workers – along with other fast food workers – have staged protests in cities across the nation over their low wages.  President Obama supported raising the minimum wage to…
Rank this Week: 4174

Commercial and International…

Commercial and International Arbitration Law Blog

Covers business law. By O'Rielly & Roche LLP.

http://www.commercialinternationalarbitration.com/
  • Apr 24

    U.S. Supreme Court May Decide Whether California PAGA Claims Are Arbitrable

    U.S. Supreme Court May Decide Whether California PAGA Claims Are Arbitrable
    The U.S. Supreme Court is currently considering a petition for certiorari seeking reversal of an unpublished California Supreme Court decision, Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC v. Milton Brown, in which the court refused to enforce the…
  • Apr 17

    California Supreme Court to Decide Two Important Arbitration Cases This Term

    California Supreme Court to Decide Two Important Arbitration Cases This Term
    The California Supreme Court will be deciding two cases this term — McGill v. Citibank, N.A. and  Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Co., LLC — which will decide critical questions regarding the enforceability of…
  • Apr 7

    Gary Born’s Model Bilateral Arbitration Treaty

    Gary Born’s Model Bilateral Arbitration Treaty
    Gary Born, one of the preeminent authorities on international commercial arbitration and Chair of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr’s International Arbitration Practice Group, has unveiled a draft of his proposed Model Bilateral…
Rank this Week: 2346

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/
  • Apr 24

    Kroc Center Hosts Dayton’s Spring Edition of the Bench/Bar Media Law Forum

    Kroc Center Hosts Dayton’s Spring Edition of the Bench/Bar Media Law Forum
    Yesterday, FIC partner Jeff Cox and U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Newman moderated the spring edition of Dayton’s Bench/Bar Media Law Forum. For the past several years, Dayton’s legal community, media outlets, and law…
  • Apr 24

    APRIL 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    APRIL 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *   Ron Raether, Don Burton, and Chris Herman successfully brought an end to a plaintiff’s pursuit of class status in a case filed in the Central District of California. *   Last month Charlie Faruki, and David Greer…
  • Apr 21

    Optimism and Concern for the Future of Journo-Drone

    Optimism and Concern for the Future of Journo-Drone
    Over the past few years, journalists increasingly have become interested in operating unmanned aerial systems – better known as drones – to report the news. Some media organizations have predicted that drones “will be used…
Rank this Week: 2244

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
  • Apr 24

    Kroc Center Hosts Dayton’s Spring Edition of the Bench/Bar Media Law Forum

    Kroc Center Hosts Dayton’s Spring Edition of the Bench/Bar Media Law Forum
    Yesterday, FIC partner Jeff Cox and U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Newman moderated the spring edition of Dayton’s Bench/Bar Media Law Forum. For the past several years, Dayton’s legal community, media outlets, and law…
  • Apr 24

    APRIL 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    APRIL 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *   Ron Raether, Don Burton, and Chris Herman successfully brought an end to a plaintiff’s pursuit of class status in a case filed in the Central District of California. *   Last month Charlie Faruki, and David Greer…
  • Apr 21

    Optimism and Concern for the Future of Journo-Drone

    Optimism and Concern for the Future of Journo-Drone
    Over the past few years, journalists increasingly have become interested in operating unmanned aerial systems – better known as drones – to report the news. Some media organizations have predicted that drones “will be used…
Rank this Week: 2805

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

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

    Is Your Business Doing Enough to Combat Distracted Driving?

    Is Your Business Doing Enough to Combat Distracted Driving?
    In recognition of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, we would like to share a startling statistic — distracted driving is currently the most common cause of workplace fatalities in the United States. To keep employees safe and avoid…
  • Apr 22

    In Light of Earth Day: Could Your Business Use a Little More “Green?”

    In Light of Earth Day: Could Your Business Use a Little More “Green?”
    Earth Day was first created as an environmental awareness event in the United States in 1970. Today, it is celebrated around the world. The initial demonstration, which included 20 million Americans protesting in cities across the country, is…
  • Apr 21

    Getting Employees (Through Training) on Board Is Key to Data Security

    Getting Employees (Through Training) on Board Is Key to Data Security
    Would your employees sell their business passwords to a third party for a measly $150? While most employers would likely respond with a resounding “NO,” such confidence may not be so justified when it comes to data security.…
Rank this Week: 1748

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    So, that happened: MPAA Creativity Conference

    So, that happened: MPAA Creativity Conference
    The Motion Picture Association of America, in partnership with Microsoft and ABC NewsCreativity Conference(File under: you invited me!  Also, no surprise, the food was good and the perks nice—you could get your photo made in a…
  • Apr 24

    Deducting points for a 3-point landing in copyright claim

    Deducting points for a 3-point landing in copyright claim
    Horizon Comics Prods., Inc. v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC, No. 15-cv-11684 (D. Mass. filed Apr. 23, 2015): Newly filed; the claim is that movie Iron Man's armor infringes the copyright in another comic armored suit.  All I'll say…
  • Apr 24

    Ad agency liability for false advertising without scienter

    Ad agency liability for false advertising without scienter
    Nestlé Purina Petcare Co. v. Blue Buffalo Co., No. 4:14 CV 859, 2015 WL 1782661 (E.D. Mo. Apr. 20, 2015) Purina sued Blue Buffalo for false advertising of its dog food as “grain free” and containing “no chicken…
Rank this Week: 14

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.sanjosebusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    3 Due Diligence Concerns for a Target Company

    3 Due Diligence Concerns for a Target Company
    The buying company will want to dig into all important and relevant documents that may affect the sale or may demonstrate the true state of your company. Additionally, the buyer will likely want to interview executives and/or managers who…
  • Apr 17

    4 Common Legal Issues that Arise in Commercial Real Estate Transaction

    4 Common Legal Issues that Arise in Commercial Real Estate Transaction
    When you are shopping for a product, it is often easy to compare the price and quality to a similar product. However, pieces of real estate are often unique with no exact comparison based on size, age, use, and/or state of the building or…
  • Apr 10

    What Constitutes Wrongful Termination?

    What Constitutes Wrongful Termination?
    A termination is wrongful if it stems from bias based on many protected categories. In California, employees are protected from discrimination and harassment based on race, color, national origin, age, disability, medical conditions, gender…
Rank this Week: 1879

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
  • Apr 24

    7 Contract Damages Provisions to Bargain Over

    7 Contract Damages Provisions to Bargain Over
    When you’re negotiating and drafting a contract, your client may be excited and focused on the positives, but you have to keep your eye on the dark side, i.e., the consequences of a breach. Consider bargaining over favorable damages…
  • Apr 22

    Size Up Your Adversary

    Size Up Your Adversary
    When it comes to litigating a case, your client’s objectives are only half the story. If you want to gain an advantage, you’ll also need to successfully assess your adversary’s goals, capabilities, and willingness to fight.…
  • Apr 20

    6 Things to Know About Interrogatory Response

    6 Things to Know About Interrogatory Response
    So, you’ve been hit with interrogatories. Before you start working on responses, review these 6 points. 1. You have a duty to respond. A party who has been served with interrogatories under CCP §§2030.010–2030.410 has a…
Rank this Week: 2953

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/
  • Apr 24

    8(a) Program: Follow-On To Competitive Award Can Be Sole Sourced

    8(a) Program: Follow-On To Competitive Award Can Be Sole Sourced
    An 8(a) contract was properly awarded on a sole source basis to a tribally-owned entity, even though the contract was a follow-on to a competitive 8(a) set-aside award. In a recent decision, the GAO deferred to the SBA’s interpretation…
  • Apr 20

    Agencies May Evaluate Proposals During GAO Protests, Says Court

    Agencies May Evaluate Proposals During GAO Protests, Says Court
    A procuring agency was entitled to evaluate proposals during the course of a pre-award GAO bid protest without violating the automatic stay provision of the Competition in Contracting Act. According to a recent federal court decision, CICA…
  • Apr 17

    FedBid And The SBA: My Interview With Francis Rose

    FedBid And The SBA: My Interview With Francis Rose
    Earlier this month, the GAO sustained two protests filed by Latvian Connection LLC–one on a State Department procurement and one on a Department of Interior procurement–because Latvian Connection’s FedBid usage had been…
Rank this Week: 2263

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Covers developments in private and public mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. By McCarthy Tetrault.

http://www.canadianmergersacquisitions.com
  • Apr 24

    Four Due Diligence Issues in Insurance M&A Transaction

    Four Due Diligence Issues in Insurance M&A Transaction
    By Ana Badour and Ian C. Michael Insurance M&A activity, in both the Canadian market and globally, has been on the rise since the 2008 financial crisis, and is expected to continue to increase. Deloitte recently reported that there were…
  • Apr 16

    Harnessing Social Media in Proxy Contests: Opportunities and Legal Challenge

    Harnessing Social Media in Proxy Contests: Opportunities and Legal Challenge
    By Shane C. D'Souza, Deandra Schubert and Blake Jones Social media has very seldom been leveraged in Canadian proxy contests. One reason for this may be the lack of knowledge about its full potential.[1] To address this reason, our first…
  • Apr 14

    Harnessing Social Media in Proxy Contest: Not Just “Social”

    Harnessing Social Media in Proxy Contest: Not Just “Social”
    By Shane C. D'Souza, Deandra Schubert and Blake Jones Social media has revolutionized how stakeholders receive information about companies. An estimated 1.79 billion people used social media in 2014; 2.44 billion will by 2018.[1] Despite…
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Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1889

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Covers upcoming and decided appeals of interest to Canadian businesses and professions. By McCarthy Tétrault LLP

http://www.canadianappeals.com
  • Apr 24

    SCC Monitor Post (24/04/2015)

    SCC Monitor Post (24/04/2015)
    By Katherine Booth Since our last post, the Supreme Court has released a number of significant decisions, including a decision about the standard of review applicable to statutory appeals and the test for civil contempt. It also dismissed two…
  • Apr 22

    Screening Secondary Market Liability Actions: the Supreme Court Raises the Bar for Plaintiff

    Screening Secondary Market Liability Actions: the Supreme Court Raises the Bar for Plaintiff
    By Miranda Lam, Pierre-Jerome Bouchard and Laure Fouin On April 17, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) rendered its opinion in Theratechnologies inc. v. 121851 Canada inc., 2015 SCC 18 (Theratechnologies), its first decision on the…
  • Apr 21

    Negligence of Public Authorities – “We have been using a screwdriver to turn a bolt”, Federal Court of Appeal say

    Negligence of Public Authorities – “We have been using a screwdriver to turn a bolt”, Federal Court of Appeal say
    By Marc-Andre Russell The majority decision (Stratas and Nadon, J.A.) of the Federal Court of Appeal (“FCA”) in Paradis Honey Ltd. v. Canada, 2015 FCA 89 calls for a complete overhaul of the law governing public authority…
Rank this Week: 1612

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    Want to change a student's life?

    Want to change a student's life?
    One way to do it is to fund awards like this one, this one, or this one.
  • Apr 24

    Most of us know people who have or had struggled with cancer.

    Most of us know people who have or had struggled with cancer.
    And this book is one such journey (with a very happy ending):  all of us who know Geoff and Autumn Berman were pulling for them as Geoff beat cancer.  (And yes, I'm one of the people mentioned in the book, but that's not why you…
  • Apr 21

    R.I.P., Betty Willis.

    R.I.P., Betty Willis.
    An icon who created icons.
Rank this Week: 47

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Apr 24

    Mylan's Dutch Pill

    Mylan's Dutch Pill
    Mylan, which moved its domicile last year to the Netherlands in an inversion transaction, has a new tool to deploy in its defense against an unwanted bid from Teva. Yesterday, the Financial Times noted that Mylan was preparing to deploy...
  • Apr 23

    Universal Demand and Merger Litigation

    Universal Demand and Merger Litigation
    For what it's worth, Chu and Zhao have released a paper, The Dark Side of Shareholder Litigation: Evidence from Corporate Takeovers, and the abstract: Exploiting the staggered adoption of universal demand (UD) laws by 23 states between 1989…
  • Apr 22

    Odds of Comcast-TWC Deal Going Through?

    Odds of Comcast-TWC Deal Going Through?
    By now a coin flip? -bjmq
Rank this Week: 32

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Apr 24

    A timely UCL reminder: East West Bank v. Rio School District

    A timely UCL reminder: East West Bank v. Rio School District
    In East West Bank v. Rio School District, ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Apr. 1, 2015), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Six) reminded us that the doctrine of unclean hands does not apply to UCL claims, equitable though they...
  • Apr 22

    U.S. Supreme Court takes up another California arbitration case: DIRECTV, Inc. v. Imburgia

    U.S. Supreme Court takes up another California arbitration case: DIRECTV, Inc. v. Imburgia
    Many thanks to the blog reader who advised me that in March, the U.S. Supreme Court granted cert. in DIRECTV, Inc. v. Imburgia, Case No. 14-462. The case was relisted twice before cert. was granted. In Imburgia, the Court of...
  • Apr 21

    Consumer arbitration case set for oral argument in May: Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Co.

    Consumer arbitration case set for oral argument in May: Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Co.
    The California Supreme Court has announced that on May 5, 2015 at 9:00 a.m., it will hear oral argument in Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Co., Case No. S199119. This is the issue on review, according to the docket: Does the...
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TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

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

    The SEC’s Coming Pay-for-Performance Proposal: My Eight Cent

    The SEC’s Coming Pay-for-Performance Proposal: My Eight Cent
    As I blogged yesterday, the SEC has calendared an open Commission meeting for Wednesday, April 29th to finally propose the pay-for-performance rules as required by Dodd-Frank. This rulemaking is important as it could become the new standard…
  • Apr 23

    Proxy Access: Proponents Actively Solicit Support

    Proxy Access: Proponents Actively Solicit Support
    Here’s news from this blog by Davis Polk’s Ning Chiu: Companies with proxy access shareholder proposals on their annual meeting ballots are confronting a notice of exempt solicitation filed by the California Public Employees…
  • Apr 22

    Got Your Feedback: Our Home Page Goes Back to “Normal”

    Got Your Feedback: Our Home Page Goes Back to “Normal”
    In the wake of poll results indicating a strong preference to having the full menu of our offerings available straight from our home page, I have reverted the home page back to whence it came. The new large tabs at the top are the same…
Rank this Week: 185

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/
  • Apr 24

    CalPERS Board Member Contests Attorney General’s Conflicts Position

    CalPERS Board Member Contests Attorney General’s Conflicts Position
    Last December, I wrote about J.J. Jelincic, a long-term CalPERS employee who was elected for a four-year term to the Board of Administration of the California Public Employees Retirement System (aka CalPERS). Following Mr. Jelincic’s…
  • Apr 23

    Finders Bill Finds Success In Assembly Committee

    Finders Bill Finds Success In Assembly Committee
    In February, I wrote about the resurrection of a bill that would clarify the status of finders under the California Corporate Securities Law of 1968.  Earlier this week, the bill, AB 667 (Wagner) cleared its first policy committee…
  • Apr 22

    Who Files The Most Permit Applications?

    Who Files The Most Permit Applications?
    California Corporations Code Section 25113(d) requires the Commissioner of Business Oversight to prepare and publicize an annual report of the number of permits that it issues for the offer and sale of securities. The report must…
Rank this Week: 177

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

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

http://blog.kir.com/
Rank this Week: 41

AG Deal Diary

AG Deal Diary

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

http://www.akingump.com/en/experience/practices/corporate/ag-deal-diary/index.html
  • Apr 23

    Recommended Reading: Trends in Board of Director Compensation

    Recommended Reading: Trends in Board of Director Compensation
    This week, we enjoyed reading this article on Trends in Board of Director Compensation by Steve Pakela and John Sinkular. The article discusses the various trends and key elements associated with the compensation of non-employee directors,…
  • Apr 22

    House Passes Cybersecurity Information Sharing Bill

    House Passes Cybersecurity Information Sharing Bill
    On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, the House passed H.R. 1560, the Protecting Cyber Networks Act, sponsored by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA), with Ranking Member Adam Schiff (D-CA) as lead cosponsor.  The bill…
  • Apr 21

    Southern District Allows SEC Insider Trading Case to Proceed, Distinguishing Newman

    Southern District Allows SEC Insider Trading Case to Proceed, Distinguishing Newman
    A recent decision from the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York allowing a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) civil enforcement action to proceed against two former stockbrokers for alleged insider…
Rank this Week: 2979

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

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

http://www.delawarelitigation.com/
  • Apr 23

    Chancery to Decide Advancement Issue for CEO of Coal Mining Company

    Chancery to Decide Advancement Issue for CEO of Coal Mining Company
    The Delaware Court of Chancery is scheduled to hear post-trial oral argument in connection with its expected ruling on a claim for advancement by the ex-CEO of Massey Energy, a coal mining company, who is scheduled to go on trial ……
  • Apr 19

    Chancery Applies Non-Exclusive Forum Selection Clause; Denies Motion to Dismi

    Chancery Applies Non-Exclusive Forum Selection Clause; Denies Motion to Dismi
    Utilipath, LLC v. Baxter McLindon Hayes, Jr., C.A. No. 9922-VCP (Del. Ch., Apr. 14, 2105), is a short Chancery opinion notable for a few short reasons: In light of a non-exclusive forum selection clause pursuant to which the parties agreed…
  • Apr 17

    Director Advancement and Indemnification Right

    Director Advancement and Indemnification Right
    The Delaware law of advancement and indemnification for directors and officers is not for the fainthearted. Much of the statutory interpretation in the case law is counterintuitive. Each year the ABA Business and Corporate Litigation…
Rank this Week: 205

Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

Covers Alaska business law, litigation and recent decisions. By Clayton Walker.

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • Apr 23

    Resolving Cross Motions for Summary Judgment

    Resolving Cross Motions for Summary Judgment
    By: Clayton Walker The Alaska Supreme Court overruled a Superior Court’s resolution of Cross Motions for Summary Judgment.  Stavenjord v. Schmidt.  The case started back in 2001.  The matter had been fully briefed by…
  • Apr 16

    1099-C Tax on Debt Forgivene

    1099-C Tax on Debt Forgivene
    By: Clayton Walker The federal tax code taxes debt forgiveness.  The tax code also requires those forgiving debts to file information returns to the IRS, using form 1099-C. So, you lose your house in a foreclosure sale and the bank…
  • Mar 18

    Alaska Overtime — Professional Employee Exemption Doesn’t Cover Pilot

    Alaska Overtime — Professional Employee Exemption Doesn’t Cover Pilot
    By: Clayton Walker Alaska Overtime law requires covered employers to pay overtime to covered employees.  One exemption to the overtime law is the Professional Employee Exemption.  The old Alaska exemption was not the same as the…
Rank this Week: 3262

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Apr 23

    9 Ways You Can Conduct More Effective Performance Reviews - Operation

    9 Ways You Can Conduct More Effective Performance Reviews - Operation
    Keeping a business running requires a lot of moving pieces. Good management, employee satisfaction, effective marketing, high sales, and client satisfaction are just a few of those pieces. Juggling it all takes a lot of work, and that is...
  • Apr 23

    3 Basic Uses for QR Codes For Franchise Owners - Marketing

    3 Basic Uses for QR Codes For Franchise Owners - Marketing
    Using QR Codes for the Local Franchise Business Two years ago, there was lot of buzz about Taco Bell's QR Code promotion with MTV. This is often pointed out as a great example of a fast food or franchise...
  • Apr 22

    Why Some Franchisors Almost Always Have Home Court Advantage - Legal

    Why Some Franchisors Almost Always Have Home Court Advantage - Legal
    One of the most common provisions in franchise agreements is the "forum-selection" clause. Under these provisions, the parties agree that any lawsuit filed by either one of the parties will be brought only in a court in a…
Rank this Week: 695

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business formation and business litigation news and updates in California. Published By Donald Oder.

http://www.sandiegobusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Forming a California Partnership

    Forming a California Partnership
    One of the first decisions new partners face in pursuing a new business venture is what type of business entity to form.  Options include forming formal business entities such as a corporation or limited liability company (LLC) which…
  • Jan 27

    Negotiating Option Clauses in Commercial Lease

    Negotiating Option Clauses in Commercial Lease
    The terms of commercial leases vary significantly depending on the type of commercial property being leased and the specific business goals of both landlords and tenants. "Option clauses," also known as "renewal terms,"…
  • Jan 20

    Derivative Lawsuits and the Closely Held Corporation

    Derivative Lawsuits and the Closely Held Corporation
    In general, shareholders are not permitted to sue corporations on their own behalf seeking damages for themselves. Instead, they are required to bring an action against wrongdoers (usually the officers and/or directors of the corporation) on…
Rank this Week: 1233

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/
  • Apr 23

    On Issue-Spotting and Hiding the Ball

    On Issue-Spotting and Hiding the Ball
    As for the series on law school instruction and law schools in general that Jeremy started here recently: count me in. I agree with Jeremy’s views that issue-spotting is very important in helping students develop their “practical…
  • Apr 23

    Issue Spotting: A Response to a Comment

    Issue Spotting: A Response to a Comment
    Howard Law's Matthew Bruckner has posed some challenging questions for me in the comments to the second post in this series. He writes: To the point raised in your post though, even experienced lawyers benefit from headnotes on cases,…
  • Apr 23

    Did Legal Education Take a Wrong Turn in Separating Skills and Doctrine?

    Did Legal Education Take a Wrong Turn in Separating Skills and Doctrine?
    This is the fourth in a series of posts on reform in legal education. Related posts are listed at the bottom of this post. A few years ago, I was at a conference on national security law, and one of...
Rank this Week: 239

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    How to Properly Transfer Shares in a Florida Company

    How to Properly Transfer Shares in a Florida Company
    Shares in a corporation can be publicly or privately held. If your company is privately held and you want to transfer shares (for a corporation) or membership units (for a LLC) in a Florida company, then you should have an attorney draft a…
  • Apr 21

    Purchasing a Property from a Foreign Seller? FIRPTA Required!

    Purchasing a Property from a Foreign Seller? FIRPTA Required!
    If you are purchasing a Florida property, then it is important to know if the seller is a foreign seller. It is also important to remember that all sellers are assumed to be foreign until proven otherwise. Be careful with the definition of…
  • Apr 14

    What Do I Do If My Business Name is Not Available in Florida?

    What Do I Do If My Business Name is Not Available in Florida?
    If you conduct business in multiple countries or states inside the United States, then it is important to ensure that your business is properly registered in each of those jurisdictions. In many cases, the name of your business may be…
Rank this Week: 898

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

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

    How Will Virginia Reckless Driving Affect Your Law School Application?

    How Will Virginia Reckless Driving Affect Your Law School Application?
    Many law schools consider criminal history when you’re applying for law school. There may be even be places on the application for you to list criminal convictions and charges. Reckless driving in Virginia is a Class 1…
  • Apr 22

    How Will Virginia Reckless Driving Affect Your Medical School Application?

    How Will Virginia Reckless Driving Affect Your Medical School Application?
    If you’re applying for medical school, or you plan to once you graduate from undergrad, and you’re currently charged with reckless driving in Virginia, we definitely need to talk. Reckless driving in Virginia is a Class 1…
  • Apr 21

    Will You Get Jail for an Interlock Violation?

    Will You Get Jail for an Interlock Violation?
    Judges treat these very harshly. If you are facing interlock violations, you are likely looking at some period of jail time. How much we’re talking and what we can do to avoid that depends on the court that you’re in and the judge…
Rank this Week: 371

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/
  • Apr 23

    Peckey v. Bank of America, N.A. (Maryland U.S.D.C.)

    Peckey v. Bank of America, N.A. (Maryland U.S.D.C.)
    Filed: April 10, 2015Opinion by: Richard D. BennettHoldings:  The Court denied Defendant Loan Servicer’s motion to dismiss Plaintiff’s claims for violations of three statutes: 1) the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act…
  • Apr 14

    Payne v. Erie Insurance Exchange (Md. Ct. of Appeals)

    Payne v. Erie Insurance Exchange (Md. Ct. of Appeals)
    Filed:  March 30, 2015Opinion by:  Robert N. McDonaldHolding:  Where the first permittee is not present in the vehicle, omnibus coverage does not extend to a second permittee if that driver deviates from an authorized…
  • Apr 14

    In Re: MTBE Products Liability Litigation (New York U.S.D.C.)

    In Re: MTBE Products Liability Litigation (New York U.S.D.C.)
    Filed: March 30, 2015Opinion by: Shira A. ScheindlinSummary:  In a case involving multiple jurisdictions, a federal court held that in the absence of a federal question, the laws of the forum state should control, in this case…
Rank this Week: 472

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Apr 23

    L’Oreal Lawyer Claims Company Fired Him When He Wouldn’t Pursue Problematic Patent

    L’Oreal Lawyer Claims Company Fired Him When He Wouldn’t Pursue Problematic Patent
    After firing its head patent attorney, Steven Trzaska, L’Oreal is now under fire from Trzaska in New Jersey federal court.  On April 16, 2015, Trzaska sued L’Oreal, claiming that his firing violated New Jersey’s…
  • Apr 15

    Seeking Coverage Under Your D&O Insurance Policy: What Is A Claim And When Was It Made?

    Seeking Coverage Under Your D&O Insurance Policy: What Is A Claim And When Was It Made?
    Companies buy directors & officers (“D&O”) insurance policies with the intention of providing protection for key individuals in a corporate structure.  The recent decision BioChemics, Inc. v. AXIS Reinsurance Co.,…
  • Apr 12

    The Inbox – The “Pao Effect”

    The Inbox – The “Pao Effect”
    Ellen Pao may not have won her gender discrimination case against Kleiner Perkins, but she may have inspired numerous women working in Silicon Valley who identified with her cause. According to Fortune, employment lawyers are seeing a…
Rank this Week: 2949

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/pct-law-group-legal-insights/
  • Apr 23

    Can Merchants Expose Authors of Bad Yelp Reviews?

    Can Merchants Expose Authors of Bad Yelp Reviews?
    Public Citizen will urge the Virginia Supreme Court to reject the subpoena. The Virginia Supreme Court will hear arguments on Tuesday, October 28, on whether a carpet cleaning service that got bad reviews on Yelp can force the…
  • Apr 17

    No Facts to Back Business Owners’ Extortion Lawsuit Against Yelp!

    No Facts to Back Business Owners’ Extortion Lawsuit Against Yelp!
    The Ninth Circuit Court found absolutely no facts to support any of the business owners’ accusations against Yelp! Inc. A federal appeals court dismissed business litigation filed by small business owners who claimed Yelp!…
  • Apr 9

    Freaky Fast Noncompetes for Sandwich Makers?

    Freaky Fast Noncompetes for Sandwich Makers?
    Jimmy John’s, the restaurant franchise, is requiring all workers, including sandwich makers, to sign broad noncompetition agreements that restrict their employment opportunities for two years after leaving their cushy, highly technical…
Rank this Week: 2174