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DealBook

DealBook

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

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
Rank this Week: 4

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/
  • Jan 28

    Conference on the CISG at 35

    Conference on the CISG at 35
    Global Sales Law Conference: The CISG at 35: Challenges Today Friday, January 30, 2015 Please join us on Friday, Jan. 30 on campus at Georgetown University Law Center for the Global Sales Law Conference: The CISG at 35: Challenges Today....
  • Jan 27

    A Contract to Kill but no Intent to

    A Contract to Kill but no Intent to
    A young Norwegian man has been fined $1,300 for accepting a contract to kill without the intent to follow up on it. Yes, you read that right: all the authorities could charge this man with was contractual fraud. Another 21-year...
  • Jan 27

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 339 Choice of Law in the American Courts in 2014: Twenty-Eighth Annual Survey Symeon C. Symeonides Willamette University - College of…
Rank this Week: 536

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Jan 28

    Should You Be Using Software as a Service? - Operation

    Should You Be Using Software as a Service? - Operation
    Why Franchise Software is Moving Into the Cloud When somebody says, "the cloud," your first thoughts may be of data flying over your head, a room full of servers or the latest scandal to rock the celebrity world. While...
  • Jan 28

    What is the Biggest Mistake You Are Making On Your Website? - Marketing

    What is the Biggest Mistake You Are Making On Your Website? - Marketing
    Think about your website and LinkedIn as the former being a booth in a tradeshow & the latter providing the traffic or flow of leads to your booth. So, what typically happens a tradeshow? Well, somebody drops by your...
  • Jan 27

    What is More Important to Your Customer - the Product or Service? - Operation

    What is More Important to Your Customer - the Product or Service? - Operation
    In interviewing our customers, I found that there were several things they value. Things they want even before the product or the service. They boiled down to three basic wants comprising of what we now call the R-T-C factor: Relationship,...
Rank this Week: 144

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/
Rank this Week: 890

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jan 28

    Is it true that shareholder voices on the board "can't hurt"?

    Is it true that shareholder voices on the board "can't hurt"?
    In an article on Nelson Peltz's looming proxy fight at DuPont, the WSJ observed that: The challenge for both sides now is to win over shareholders. Typically, the biggest investors reserve judgment... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jan 28

    Dennis Berman on the activist hedge funds short-term playbook

    Dennis Berman on the activist hedge funds short-term playbook
    From today's WSJ comes a must read column by Dennis Berman in which he argues that: The vast majority [of shareholder activist funds] are making similar demands of their targets, delivered with what... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jan 27

    If you're going to write about corporations as actors and don't talk about Bill Klein ....

    If you're going to write about corporations as actors and don't talk about Bill Klein ....
    So I'm perusing Do Corporations Have Religious Beliefs? (90 Ind. L.J. 47) by Jason Iuliano and on the first two pages, I read the following: Do corporations have religious beliefs? In a word, yes.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 174

Vann & Sheridan Blog

Vann & Sheridan Blog

Focuses on construction and business law, commercial creditor's rights and estate planning.

http://vannattorneys.com/category/blog/
  • Jan 28

    Webinar: 2015 Lien Law Update

    Webinar: 2015 Lien Law Update
    Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m.Vann Attorneys Webinar: 2015 Lien Law Update North Carolina Lien Law in 2015: What Three Things Are Important to Remember. Join us as we discuss the current lien law for North…
  • Jan 28

    Webinar: Business Credit 2015: Brains, Experience & Relationships; Why These Three Matter

    Webinar: Business Credit 2015: Brains, Experience & Relationships; Why These Three Matter
    Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m.Vann Attorneys Webinar: Business Credit 2015: Brains, Experience & Relationships; Why These Three Matter We all know the power of intelligence, experience and relationships with…
  • Jan 21

    2015 Krispy Kreme Challenge Parking Fundraiser

    2015 Krispy Kreme Challenge Parking Fundraiser
    Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 7:30 a.m. Join us in raising funds for the North Carolina Children’s Hospital and the Triangle YMCA We Build People Campaign by parking with Vann Attorneys, PLLC Join us on Saturday, February 14, 2015…
Rank this Week: 4657

The Venture Alley

The Venture Alley

Covers business and legal issues for entrepreneurs, startups, venture capitalists and angel investors. By DLA Piper.

http://www.theventurealley.com
  • Jan 28

    What Exactly Do You Mean By “Reseller” Agreement?

    What Exactly Do You Mean By “Reseller” Agreement?
    A useful note from our colleague Sanjay Beri, originally posted at Technology’s Legal Edge. I was recently reminded that the term “reseller” agreement can often mean different things to different people. …
  • Jan 20

    FTC ANNOUNCES ANNUAL REVISIONS TO HSR ACT THRESHOLDS

    FTC ANNOUNCES ANNUAL REVISIONS TO HSR ACT THRESHOLDS
    CONTRIBUTED BY Megan Muir megan.muir@dlapiper.com From our colleagues Paolo Morante, Steven E. Levitsky, and Laura Kam In accordance with the 2000 amendments to the HSR Act, the Federal Trade Commission has announced its annual revision to…
  • Jan 20

    New student data privacy laws: top points for school contractors and K-12 education sites, apps and online service

    New student data privacy laws: top points for school contractors and K-12 education sites, apps and online service
    CONTRIBUTED BY Megan Muir megan.muir@dlapiper.com From our colleagues, Michelle J. Anderson and Jim Halpert, originally published as a Data Protection, Privacy and Security Alert (US) According to the Data Quality Campaign, 36…
Rank this Week: 869

Austin Business Lawyer

Austin Business Lawyer

Commentary and information regarding the laws and regulations applicable to individuals, corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies (LLCs). By Gary L. Britt.

http://www.austinbusinesslawyer.info
Rank this Week: 2897

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
  • Jan 28

    In Honor of Data Privacy Day, MBBP’s Data Privacy “Bell Ringers”

    In Honor of Data Privacy Day, MBBP’s Data Privacy “Bell Ringers”
    Happy Data Privacy Day! Information and data are everywhere. Indeed, as of 2010, it was noted that “every two days, we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003.” And as information and…
  • Jan 28

    Spectro Scientific Acquires On-Site Analysis, Inc.

    Spectro Scientific Acquires On-Site Analysis, Inc.
    On November 28, 2014, MBBP client Spectro Scientific, a leading developer and manufacturer of analytical tools and software acquired On-Site Analysis, Inc., (OSA).  Spectro Scientific is one of the largest worldwide suppliers of…
  • Jan 23

    Court Outlines Requirements for Insider Trading Case

    Court Outlines Requirements for Insider Trading Case
    By: Mark Tarallo In a decision dated December 10, 2014, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals clarified its position on insider trading cases where the discloser of the information committed no crime.  In US v. Newman, the Court addressed…
Rank this Week: 1391

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/
  • Jan 28

    New York Times Reports Chinese Government Delayed Report to Help Alibaba's IPO

    New York Times Reports Chinese Government Delayed Report to Help Alibaba's IPO
    There’s a very interesting sentence in a New York Times story today about the Chinese company Alibaba. China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce has released a report criticizing illegal practices on Alibaba’s shopping web…
  • Jan 28

    New Article Highlight: The (Un)Enforcement of Corporate Officers' Dutie

    New Article Highlight: The (Un)Enforcement of Corporate Officers' Dutie
    New reading recommendation: The (Un)Enforcement of Corporate Officers' Duties, by Megan Shaner at Univ. of Oklahoma COL, published in UC Davis Law Review, November 2015. Abstract: Over the past few decades, officers have arguably become some…
  • Jan 27

    Cunningham on Corporate Leadership: A Few Additional Thought

    Cunningham on Corporate Leadership: A Few Additional Thought
    Lawrence Cunningham has written an interesting piece for the Wall Street Journal, The Secret Sauce of Corporate Leadership: Splitting the CEO and chairman jobs is beside the point. What’s needed is a skeptical No. 2. Cunningham argues that…
Rank this Week: 205

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/
  • Jan 28

    Appellate Tips from Judge Frank Easterbrook

    Appellate Tips from Judge Frank Easterbrook
    Jay O’Keeffe writing on De Novo: A Virginia Appellate Law Blog spotted two articles where Judge Frank Easterbrook of the Seventh Circuit offers severalappellate practice tips that are useful…
  • Jan 26

    $1.2M Settlement in Skechers Overtime and Missed Break Case

    $1.2M Settlement in Skechers Overtime and Missed Break Case
      A preliminary $1.2 million settlement agreement has been approved, potentially ending an unpaid overtime class action lawsuit filed against Skechers USA Inc., by about 4,800 employees who allege the shoe retailer deprived…
  • Nov 20

    Super Lawyers Recognizes PCT Partners, Steven Barentzen and Angela France

    Super Lawyers Recognizes PCT Partners, Steven Barentzen and Angela France
    PCT is pleased to announce that Steven Barenzten has been selected as “2015 Washington DC Super Lawyers”. Only five percent of attorneys receive this honor each year. Steven was recognized by the region’s most respected…
Rank this Week: 2190

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/
  • Jan 28

    Qualified Funeral Trusts: Illinois and Schedule M

    Qualified Funeral Trusts: Illinois and Schedule M
    The Illinois Department Revenue made a revision to Schedule M of the 2014 IL-1041 form that may go unnoticed by many trust tax preparers.  The change is meant to clarify that preneed accounts established pursuant to the Illinois…
  • Jan 11

    Questions for the Jury: the mirror trust account

    Questions for the Jury: the mirror trust account
    A recent order issued by the Federal Court trying the NPS civil suit referenced a mirror trust employed by the defendant bank (12-31-14 Order – Comerica MSJ ).  To facilitate the trading of investment securities, a brokerage…
  • Jan 6

    Question for The Jury: Exculpatory Clauses and Preneed Investment Supervision

    Question for The Jury: Exculpatory Clauses and Preneed Investment Supervision
    It is common for master preneed trusts to have investments directed by an independent fund manager.  The pooling of smaller trusts allows funeral directors to achieve the critical mass needed to engage professional asset…
Rank this Week: 1005

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

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

http://www.delawarebusinesslitigation.com/
  • Jan 28

    Negotiating Admitted Facts in Pretrial Stipulation

    Negotiating Admitted Facts in Pretrial Stipulation
    Authored By Thomas E. Hanson, Jr. This article was originally published in the Delaware Business Court Insider | January 28, 2015 Determining admitted facts can be one of the more difficult aspects of preparing a pretrial…
  • Jan 23

    Court Of Chancery Explains Borrowing Statute

    Court Of Chancery Explains Borrowing Statute
    TrustCo Bank v. Mathews, C.A. 8374-VCP (January 22, 2015) There is perhaps no more confusing subject in Delaware non-corporate law than the application of the Delaware borrowing statute to statute of limitations issues. Under Supreme Court…
  • Jan 22

    Court Of Chancery Explains Hierarchy Of Corporate Legal Principle

    Court Of Chancery Explains Hierarchy Of Corporate Legal Principle
    Sinchareonkul v. Fahnemann, C.A. 10543-VCL (January 22, 2015) This is a helpful reminder that the DGCL governs what may be in the certificate of incorporation and what may be in the bylaws. Giving one director extra tie-breaking voting rights…
Rank this Week: 371

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

Offers business trial law with a sense of humor. By Barry Barnett.

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
Rank this Week: 389

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jan 28

    Innovation and imitation incentives in dynamic duopoly

    Innovation and imitation incentives in dynamic duopoly
    Etienne Billette de Villemeur and Richard Ruble and Bruno Versaevel analyze Innovation and imitation incentives in dynamic duopoly. ABSTRACT: We study entry in a growing market by ex-ante symmetric duopolists when sunk costs differ for the…
  • Jan 28

    Monitor and the Competition and Markets Authority

    Monitor and the Competition and Markets Authority
    Albert Sanchez Graells, University of Leicester - School of Law describes Monitor and the Competition and Markets Authority. ABSTRACT: As part of its enforcement duties under the National Health Service (Procurement, Patient Choice and…
  • Jan 28

    Evaluating Appropriability Defenses for the Exclusionary Conduct of Dominant Firms in Innovative Industrie

    Evaluating Appropriability Defenses for the Exclusionary Conduct of Dominant Firms in Innovative Industrie
    Jon Baker (American University) is Evaluating Appropriability Defenses for the Exclusionary Conduct of Dominant Firms in Innovative Industries. ABSTRACT: In response to antitrust cases challenging the exclusionary conduct of dominant firms,…
Rank this Week: 51

Texas Business Law Blog

Texas Business Law Blog

Covers events affecting small and mid-sized businesses in Texas. By David Willis.

http://www.dbwillislaw.com/texas-business-law-blog/
Rank this Week: 4573

Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

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

http://www.tiltingthescales.com/
  • Jan 28

    When Should You Turn Down a Billion Dollars?

    When Should You Turn Down a Billion Dollars?
    Oil tycoon Harold Hamm and his now ex-wife, Sue Ann Arnall – whose divorce we have written about before – were involved in one of the largest and nastiest divorces in US history. Just last week, Mr. Hamm sent Ms. Arnall a personal…
  • Jan 28

    Have You Made Your New Year’s Resolutions for Your Business?

    Have You Made Your New Year’s Resolutions for Your Business?
    With 2015 upon her, Cinda Bossey is making her action item list for her business, Bossey Boots.  Although the bulk of her time and efforts are spent on getting the business running and generating revenue, occasionally she asks herself…
  • Jan 28

    Finding Fault with Fracking – Lawsuits and Earthquake

    Finding Fault with Fracking – Lawsuits and Earthquake
    Lisa Frick, our fictional Denton resident, who collected anti-fracking ordinance signatures to put on the Denton City Ballot now complains that fracking near old Texas Stadium caused earthquakes that harmed her twin sister Linda. Linda wants…
Rank this Week: 4329

Rush On Business

Rush On Business

Covers business litigation, employment law, franchise law, incorporation and starting a business. By Rush Nigut.

http://www.rushonbusiness.com/
  • Jan 28

    20 Franchise Trends from Industry News Source

    20 Franchise Trends from Industry News Source
    Franchise Times has an interesting article on 20 to Watch: franchise trendsetters in 2015. One of the more interesting items to me was No. 18 – So Sue Me. Apparently one enterprising insurance executive has set up a suite of insurance…
  • Dec 2

    Iowa Specialty Business Court Off to Good Start

    Iowa Specialty Business Court Off to Good Start
    Back in January of 2013 I shared that the Iowa Supreme Court began a new specialty court for business cases. According to a recent article from the Des Moines Business Record it sounds as though the court is off to a good start.…
  • Nov 17

    My Own (Informal) National Start a Business Day

    My Own (Informal) National Start a Business Day
    I don’t know why or what’s in the water but November 17th must have been my own little national start a business day as I helped people form and start four businesses today. It is days like today that certainly keep you energized…
Rank this Week: 695

Delaware Chancery Law Blog

Delaware Chancery Law Blog

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

http://delawarechancery.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jan 28

    Caesars’ Delaware Chancery Section 291 Receivership Proceeding

    Caesars’ Delaware Chancery Section 291 Receivership Proceeding
    In prior posts, we discussed receivership proceedings before the Delaware Court of Chancery in connection with an insolvent corporation pursuant to Section 291 of the Delaware General Corporation Law (“DGCL”). As noted in this…
  • Jan 19

    Court of Chancery Amends Pro Hac Vice Rule

    Court of Chancery Amends Pro Hac Vice Rule
    On January 16, 2015, the Court of Chancery adopted an amendment to Rule 170, which governs pro hac vice motions.  Effective February 2, 2015, the amended Rule 170 has increased the cost of filing a pro hac vice motion in the 2015…
  • Jan 12

    Advancement Rights Granted in Favor of Director Convicted of Wrongdoing

    Advancement Rights Granted in Favor of Director Convicted of Wrongdoing
    The Court of Chancery has recently issued an opinion granting partial summary judgment in favor of an advancement claim made by a director convicted of wrongdoing.  By way of background, an advancement claim can be made by a director or…
Rank this Week: 2042

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
  • Jan 28

    They Know Computers But Not How to Help Your Case

    They Know Computers But Not How to Help Your Case
    When corporate goes criminal, i.e., an investigation involving a corporation leads to a criminal case headed to trial, you often need computer forensic experts to testify about the evidence. Such experts know all about electronic devices and…
  • Jan 26

    Tentative Rulings: Contest or Concede?

    Tentative Rulings: Contest or Concede?
    When the tentative ruling is against you, you’ve got two choices: contest or concede. Here’s the spoiler: One of these choices is generally the way to go. A party should generally contest the tentative ruling if Oral argument may…
  • Jan 23

    New 529A Accounts for Severely Disabled Individual

    New 529A Accounts for Severely Disabled Individual
    Many are familiar with section 529 college savings accounts, from which tax-free distributions must be used for qualified higher education expenses. The “Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014” or the “ABLE Act of…
Rank this Week: 2988

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/
  • Jan 28

    Task Order Labor Categories Don’t Match Schedule Contract; GAO Sustains Protest

    Task Order Labor Categories Don’t Match Schedule Contract; GAO Sustains Protest
    The GAO sustained a protest of the award of a GSA Schedule task order because the labor categories awarded under the task order were outside the scope of the awardee’s underlying GSA Schedule contract. In a recent bid protest decision,…
  • Jan 27

    PTAC Spotlight: Iowa PTAP Helps Contractors Prosper

    PTAC Spotlight: Iowa PTAP Helps Contractors Prosper
    The Iowa State University Procurement Technical Assistance Program provides its clients a wide range of resources thanks to its existence as a part of  ISU’s Center for Industrial Research and Service.  “We engage with…
  • Jan 23

    SBA “Adverse Impact” Analysis Not Required For Large Busine

    SBA “Adverse Impact” Analysis Not Required For Large Busine
    The SBA was not required to conduct an “adverse impact” analysis before placing a procurement under the 8(a) program because the company requesting the adverse impact analysis was not a small business under the incumbent contract.…
Rank this Week: 1123

New York Business Litigation…

New York Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury, medical malpractice and motor vehicle accidents. By Rudner & Paleudis, LLC.

http://www.newyorkbusinesslitigationlawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1241

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/
  • Jan 28

    Spin, spin, spin

    Spin, spin, spin
    Yesterday, Yahoo announced a plan to spin off its Alibaba stock in a "tax efficient" spin. Rather than distribute its Alibaba stock directly to shareholders, Yahoo will distribute the stock to a SpinCo. Presumably the only asset of…
  • Jan 13

    The Great Litigation Game

    The Great Litigation Game
    Cain and Solomon have published their paper, A Great Game: The Dynamics of State Competition and Litigation. They find evidence of competition, perhaps inadvertant, for corporate litigation: We theorize a multi-dimensional picture of…
  • Jan 13

    Insider trading may derail merger

    Insider trading may derail merger
    In China, a merger between two large state-owned railroad companies may be heading for trouble. Why? Apparently 20 executives in both companies AND their families were engaged in insider trading in the 6 months leading up to the announcement…
Rank this Week: 98

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Jan 28

    Women in Businesses: Where Do We Stand According to the UN Report?

    Women in Businesses: Where Do We Stand According to the UN Report?
    Though they run 30 % of it, women in businesses are noticeably absent at the top of the world’s largest corporations. In fact, women in businesses represent just five percent of the chief operating officers, according to a new report by…
  • Jan 26

    Affidavit of Merit in Negligence Suit Must Be From Like-Licensed Professional

    Affidavit of Merit in Negligence Suit Must Be From Like-Licensed Professional
    The Appellate Division recently held that New Jersey’s Affidavit of Merit (AOM) statute requires a supporting AOM from a “like-licensed” professional in all malpractice or negligence cases within the scope of the statute.…
  • Jan 23

    Eat More Kale Trademark Dispute Is A David vs. Goliath Situation

    Eat More Kale Trademark Dispute Is A David vs. Goliath Situation
    The battle over the Eat More Kale trademark appears to be over. After a much-publicized dispute with fast-food company Chick-fil-A, a Vermont small business owner can now take the final steps to perfect his federal trademark. The trademark…
Rank this Week: 701

ACA Review

ACA Review

Covers labor and employment, tax, employee benefits and healthcare law issues associated with the Affordable Care Act. By Balch & Bingham LLP.

http://www.acareview.com/
  • Jan 28

    CMS Approves Another Hybrid Medicaid Expansion – Indiana

    CMS Approves Another Hybrid Medicaid Expansion – Indiana
    In a January 27, 2015 press release, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced approval of most of an ACA Medicaid expansion proposal called the Healthy Indiana Plan.  Here are highlights of approved elements:…
  • Jan 26

    Full-Time Substitute Teachers?

    Full-Time Substitute Teachers?
    An enforcement agency writes a rule to solve a peculiar problem.  Applied as written to other situations, the rule makes less sense.  Will the agency restrict enforcement to those situations clearly referenced in the rule, or will…
  • Jan 20

    Negotiating Employee Leasing Agreement

    Negotiating Employee Leasing Agreement
    Our clients include employee leasing firms and their employer customers. Sometimes, both ask us to explain their ACA exposures related to proposed lease revisions, which we cannot do. Professional ethics rules generally forbid lawyers to work…
Rank this Week: 2160

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Comments on business law. By Bellas & Wachowski.

http://www.parkridgeattorney.com/
  • Jan 28

    Pregnancy Rights Amendment Makes Good Business Sense

    Pregnancy Rights Amendment Makes Good Business Sense
    Illinois Employers beware of new law protecting Pregnant Employees      If you are an Illinois employer and haven’t yet taken action on the new pregnancy protection amendment to the Illinois Human Rights Act, it’s…
  • Jan 15

    Forced Arbitration: The Fine Print That Takes Away Your Right

    Forced Arbitration: The Fine Print That Takes Away Your Right
    General Mills gave itself something of a Public Relations black eye when it got caught slipping some tricky new language into its “terms of service” agreement. Unnoticed by most consumers, the company had imposed restrictive new…
  • Dec 1

    What the Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Means To Employer

    What the Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Means To Employer
    llinois’ Medical Marijuana Program Act goes into full effect on January 1, 2015. It may not be the top item on your “things to deal with in the New Year” list, but if you are a small business owner or corporate manager…
Rank this Week: 3034

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    False PAC advertising?

    False PAC advertising?
    This detailed Politico story suggests that there's a fraudulent misrepresentation problem, but that the FEC can't do much about it.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jan 26

    Distributor's TM registration blocks manufacturer's claim

    Distributor's TM registration blocks manufacturer's claim
    Mighty Enterprises, Inc. v. She Hong Indus. Co. Ltd., 2015 WL 276771, No. 2:14–cv–06516 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 22, 2015) Mighty distributes and services heavy machinery. She Hong makes heavy machinery under the name…
  • Jan 26

    No standing for injunction-only cla

    No standing for injunction-only cla
    Graiser v. Visionworks of America, 2015 WL 248003, No. 1:14–CV–01641 (N.D. Ohio Jan. 20, 2015) Graiser sought an injunction on behalf of a putative class based on his false advertising claims, which alleged that…
Rank this Week: 100

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
  • Jan 28

    2014′s Valuable Lessons For M&A Financial Adviser

    2014′s Valuable Lessons For M&A Financial Adviser
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Jason M. Halper, partner in the Securities Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement Practice Group at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, and is based on an article by Mr. Halper, Peter J.…
  • Jan 28

    2014 Year-End Securities Enforcement Update

    2014 Year-End Securities Enforcement Update
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Marc J. Fagel, partner in the Securities Enforcement and White Collar Defense Practice Groups at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, and is based on a Gibson Dunn publication; the full…
  • Jan 28

    Do Institutional Investors Value the 10b-5 Private Right of Action?

    Do Institutional Investors Value the 10b-5 Private Right of Action?
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Robert Bartlett, Professor of Law at UC Berkeley School of Law. In my forthcoming article in the Journal of Legal Studies, I empirically test a claim made by institutional investors in the…
Rank this Week: 182

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

Provides practical insights from quantitative legal research on corporate law, capital markets, finance, and mergers & acquisitions, as well as law schools and legal education. By Professor Robert Anderson.

http://witnesseth.typepad.com
  • Jan 28

    SEC Roundtable on Proxy Voting Announced

    SEC Roundtable on Proxy Voting Announced
    Yesterday the Securities and Exchange Commission announced a roundtable on proxy voting to take place on February 19. The roundtable is to focus on two key questions: (1) whether to facilitate use of universal proxies, and (2) increasing…
  • Jan 24

    Panel on the JOBS Act at The George Washington University Law School

    Panel on the JOBS Act at The George Washington University Law School
    I was honored to participate yesterday on a panel on the JOBS Act at The Future Direction of Investor Protection at The George Washington University Law School. Other members of the panel were Donald C. Langevoort (Georgetown), Steven M.…
  • Dec 29

    The best college majors for busine

    The best college majors for busine
    One of the most daunting tasks college students face is the choice of a major. When students seek advice from counselors, they are often told to "follow their passions," on the theory that the choice of a major has little impact on future…
Rank this Week: 2039

Law Office of E.C. Lewis, P.C.

Law Office of E.C. Lewis, P.C.

Covers business news.

http://www.eclewis.com/
  • Jan 28

    Paid Mentoring and Business Coaching

    Paid Mentoring and Business Coaching
    If you are having trouble finding a mentor or if you have found a good mentor that does not have the ability to give away their time for free, then it may be a good idea to consider investing in paid mentoring. Many people still look at…
  • Jan 21

    What is Reverse Mentoring?

    What is Reverse Mentoring?
    Continuing in honor of January as National Mentoring Month, in this post, we will discuss a relatively new development in mentoring known as “reverse mentoring.” Be sure to take a look at our previous posts about how to be a great…
  • Jan 14

    How to be a great Mentee

    How to be a great Mentee
    Continuing our ongoing discussion of mentorship as part of National Mentoring Month, we already looked at how to be a great mentor, and this time we will take a look at the other side of the mentoring relationship and talk about how to be a…
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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/
  • Jan 28

    Advisen Releases 2014 Corporate and Securities Litigation Report

    Advisen Releases 2014 Corporate and Securities Litigation Report
    New corporate and securities lawsuit filings and enforcement actions were down for the third consecutive year in 2014, according to the latest annual report from the insurance information firm, Advisen. According to the report, which is…
  • Jan 27

    Cornerstone Research: Securities Suit Filings Holding Steady But Cases Are Smaller and Involve Smaller Companie

    Cornerstone Research: Securities Suit Filings Holding Steady But Cases Are Smaller and Involve Smaller Companie
    The number of securities class action lawsuit filings in 2014 was about the same as in 2013, but the cases that were filed were smaller than in the past, according to the annual securities litigation report from Cornerstone Research. However,…
  • Jan 27

    Germany in January

    Germany in January
    The D&O Diary was on assignment in Germany this past week, with stops for meetings in Cologne and for a conference in Frankfurt. January, it turns out, is a less than optimal month in which to visit Northern Europe. The conditions are…
Rank this Week: 331

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Jan 28

    "Principles of litigating consumer class actions"

    "Principles of litigating consumer class actions"
    The January 2015 issue of Plaintiff Magazine has this article, and several others, in a symposium edition on class action litigation. The article by Joshua Haffner on class action trials is quite interesting.
  • Jan 26

    New UCL Prop. 64 standing opinion: Sarun v. Dignity Health

    New UCL Prop. 64 standing opinion: Sarun v. Dignity Health
    In Sarun v. Dignity Health, ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Dec. 15, 2014; pub. ord. Jan. 6, 2015), the plaintiff's UCL and CLRA causes of action alleged that the defendant hospital failed to disclose that it charged uninsured patients more for…
  • Jan 23

    Post-Brinker class certification opinion of note: Martinez v. Joe's Crab Shack Holding

    Post-Brinker class certification opinion of note: Martinez v. Joe's Crab Shack Holding
    Almost a year ago, I put together a list of twelve post-Brinker class certification opinions of note in wage and hour cases. One of the opinions was Martinez v. Joe’s Crab Shack Holdings, 221 Cal.App.4th 1148 (2013), in which the...
Rank this Week: 846

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Jan 28

    Our New “Form 8-K Handbook”

    Our New “Form 8-K Handbook”
    Spanking brand new. By popular demand, this comprehensive “Form 8-K Handbook” covers all you need to know about “real time” disclosures via Form 8-K (it’s now posted on our “Form 8-K” Practice Area).…
  • Jan 27

    Corp Fin: New CDI on Filing Non-Searchable Graphics & Image

    Corp Fin: New CDI on Filing Non-Searchable Graphics & Image
    One of the goals of Corp Fin’s “Disclosure Effectiveness” project is to modernize its filing framework, EDGAR. Not an easy thing to do, but it definitely could use a look. For example, use of multimedia in SEC filings poses…
  • Jan 26

    Proxy Access Punt: Glass Lewis’ New Policy on Counterproposal

    Proxy Access Punt: Glass Lewis’ New Policy on Counterproposal
    On Friday, Glass Lewis issued a statement about how it will treat proxy access shareholder proposals through this WSJ article. The article opens with: Proxy advisory firm Glass, Lewis & Co. is considering recommending shareholders vote…
Rank this Week: 308

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Jan 28

    10 Career Insights from 10 Successful GC

    10 Career Insights from 10 Successful GC
    Throughout 2014, I sat down with 10 fascinating individuals who also happen to be successful legal department leaders. From a former Dallas Cowboys football player to a former 2nd Lieutenant in the US Marine Corp with several tours under his…
  • Jan 23

    Top Ten Business Risks For 2015

    Top Ten Business Risks For 2015
    William Gallagher Associates, an insurance broker and risk management company, compiled what it sees as the top business risks in all categories for the coming year. Number one is a risk that hasn’t received much attention. It derives…
  • Jan 21

    Find New Legal Blogs at The Blawggie Award

    Find New Legal Blogs at The Blawggie Award
    In late December, Dennis Kennedy announced the 11th Edition of his popular Blawggie awards, which tout his choices of top legal blogs in a variety of categories. Dennis Kennedy is a well-known lawyer (VP, Senior Counsel at MasterCard),…
Rank this Week: 129

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/
  • Jan 28

    Webcast: “Proxy Solicitation Tactics in M&A”

    Webcast: “Proxy Solicitation Tactics in M&A”
    Tune in tomorrow for the webcast – “Proxy Solicitation Tactics in M&A” – to hear Okapi Partners’ Chuck Garske, Alliance Advisors’ Waheed Hassan, Managing Director and Innisfree’s Scott Winter…
  • Jan 26

    Corp Fin’s No-Action Relief: 5-Business Day Debt Tender Offers Allowed

    Corp Fin’s No-Action Relief: 5-Business Day Debt Tender Offers Allowed
    On Friday, Corp Fin’s Office of Mergers & Acquisitions issued a no-action response as fleshed out by this Gibson Dunn blog by Jim Moloney & Andrew Fabens (we’re posting memos about this in our “Tender Offers”…
  • Jan 22

    M&A Retention Plans: Market Trends & Best Practice

    M&A Retention Plans: Market Trends & Best Practice
    Here’s an excerpt from this recent Towers Watson memo from Scott Oberstaedt and Mary Chico: When we dissected the responses to identify retention plan design features and practices that were most effective in enhancing retention,…
Rank this Week: 1792

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/
  • Jan 28

    California AG Declares Whistleblower Tally A State Secret

    California AG Declares Whistleblower Tally A State Secret
    Since 2004, the California Attorney General has been required to maintain a whistleblower hotline to receive calls from persons who have information regarding possible violations of state or federal statutes, rules, or regulations, or…
  • Jan 27

    Victims Of Corporate Fraud Compensation Fund

    Victims Of Corporate Fraud Compensation Fund
    In the waning days of the 2001-2002 legislative session, then Assemblymember Kevin Shelley gutted and amended AB 55. As introduced, AB 55 would have amended the Elections Code. Instead, AB 55 became the vehicle for the enactment of the deeply…
  • Jan 26

    Commissioner Ponders Whether To Exempt Real Estate Brokers From Investment Adviser Registration

    Commissioner Ponders Whether To Exempt Real Estate Brokers From Investment Adviser Registration
    Last week, the Commissioner of Business Oversight issued an invitation for comment on whether to exempt real estate brokers from the investment adviser certification requirement under the Corporate Securities Law of 1968.  The exemption…
Rank this Week: 202

Indonesian Law Reporter

Indonesian Law Reporter

Covers legislation, regulations and policies affecting businesses in Indonesia. By Mohamad Mova Al'Afghani.

http://indolaw.alafghani.info/
  • Jan 28

    CRPG blog at the Library of Congress Webarchive

    CRPG blog at the Library of Congress Webarchive
    Back in 2010, we informed that our blog (back then it was called Indonesia Law Report or ILR) was to be archived by the Library of Congress:The United States Library of Congress has selected your website for inclusion in the historic…
  • Jan 27

    Direktori Putusan Komisi Informasi Pusat

    Direktori Putusan Komisi Informasi Pusat
    CRPG memuat dokumen Putusan Komisi Informasi di tingkat Pusat dan beberapa daerah dalam situs wiki CRPG. Seluruh putusan telah melewati proses OCR (Optical Character Recognition). Setelah diindex oleh Google, putusan ini bisa dicari…
  • Jan 24

    Mekanisme Pelaporan Independen OGP (Renaksi 2013) -- Masa Penjaringan Pendapat Publik

    Mekanisme Pelaporan Independen OGP (Renaksi 2013) -- Masa Penjaringan Pendapat Publik
    Indonesia adalah salah satu dari 8 (delapan) negara pendiri Open Government Partnership, sebuah inisiatif multilateral yang bertujuan untuk menciptakan pemerintahan yang terbuka, akuntabel dan responsif. Open Government Partnership (OGP)…
Rank this Week: 1456

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 24

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: 147

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: 132

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
Rank this Week: 2399

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/
  • 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…
  • Jan 13

    Indemnification Clauses in Commercial Leasing

    Indemnification Clauses in Commercial Leasing
    Indemnity clauses in general are designed to shift liability for claims asserted by third parties from one party to another. In the commercial lease context, tenants typically agree to both indemnify landlords and to defend and hold them…
Rank this Week: 4113

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/
  • Jan 27

    Chancery Analyzes Statutory Basis for Validity of Bylaws and Director Action

    Chancery Analyzes Statutory Basis for Validity of Bylaws and Director Action
    Sinchareonkul v. Fahnemann, C.A. No. 10543-VCL (Del. Ch. Jan. 22, 2015). Several aspects of this Court of Chancery opinion make it noteworthy.  First, this declaratory judgment action seeking to invalidate bylaws that confer…
  • Jan 22

    Interview with Chancellor Bouchard of the Delaware Court of Chancery

    Interview with Chancellor Bouchard of the Delaware Court of Chancery
    Chancellor Andre Bouchard of the Delaware Court of Chancery was interviewed yesterday by a publication called Town Square Delaware about the transition from corporate litigator to jurist, and related questions. The exchanges of questions…
  • Jan 19

    Chancery Applies New Statute Allowing for 20 Year Contractual Statute of Limitation

    Chancery Applies New Statute Allowing for 20 Year Contractual Statute of Limitation
    Bear Stearns Mortgage Funding Trust v. EMC Mortgage LLC, C.A. No. 7701-VCL (Del. Ch. Jan. 12, 2015) This decision is noteworthy for its discussion of a recently passed Delaware statute that allows parties to a contract to agree to establish…
Rank this Week: 139

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/
Rank this Week: 417

Small Business Lawyer Blog

Small Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business transactions and international small business law. By Daniel H. Erskine.

http://smallbusinesslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 27

    Sanctions List to Check Before Doing Busine

    Sanctions List to Check Before Doing Busine
    Before doing business with a prospective new business partner or customer your US or UK small business should (and may be required) conduct due diligence on your new prospect. Some lists to check are UK-HM Treasury's Consolidated List, EU…
  • Jan 19

    SizeUp your Business & NY Business Financing

    SizeUp your Business & NY Business Financing
    Looking for market data on how your small business compares; check out the Small Business Administration's online tool Sizeup. The tool helps by "benchmarking [your small business] against competitors, mapping your customers, competitors and…
  • Nov 25

    Looking for Export Trade Leads...

    Looking for Export Trade Leads...
    If your small business is interested in export related sales leads take a look at the Empire State Development Marketing Assistance Service Program. There you will find a description of the sales and marketing assistance program offered by…
Rank this Week: 2066