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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/
  • Dec 31

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim
    Silverberg v. Gold, C.A. 7646-VCP (December 31, 2013) Under Delaware law, a so-called Brophy claim seeks to recover the profits made by trading on insider information. Showing that material insider information was available is not…
  • Dec 31

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability
    Grace v. Ashbridge LLC, C.A. 8348-VCN (December 31, 2013) In general, a successor entity is not liable for its predecessor's obligations when there has been a fundamental change in the identity of the entity.  Here, the Court held…
  • Dec 22

    Court Of Chancery Applies Revlon

    Court Of Chancery Applies Revlon
    In Re Family Dollar Stockholder Litigation, C.A. 9985-CB (December 19, 2014) On the same day that the Delaware Supreme Court clarified what Revlon requires, the Court of Chancery’s new Chancellor also applied the same standard to…
Rank this Week: 492

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
Rank this Week: 117

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Dec 22

    Chamber's "Ten Most Ridiculous Lawsuits”

    Chamber's "Ten Most Ridiculous Lawsuits”
    Via email: “This list puts a light-hearted face on a serious problem: As a country, we simply sue too much,” ILR President Lisa A. Rickard said. “In fact, the collective toll that abusive lawsuits... [[ This is a content…
  • Dec 19

    Celebrities on the Oxford comma

    Celebrities on the Oxford comma
    My friend Bill Klein sent me this fascinating link. What surprises me is that some of these celebrities even know what the Oxford commas is (although perhaps they cheated). [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links,…
  • Dec 19

    Yours Truly Quoted by James Stewart in the NY Times re Insider Trading

    Yours Truly Quoted by James Stewart in the NY Times re Insider Trading
    From the NYT: Added Stephen M. Bainbridge, an insider trading expert at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law: “It’s always been a problem to gerrymander insider trading into... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 113

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/
  • Dec 22

    Goldman Sells Aluminum Subsidiary

    Goldman Sells Aluminum Subsidiary
    Goldman Sachs has sold an aluminum warehouse subsidiary that drew criticism to a European private equity firm, Reuben Brothers.
  • Dec 22

    As Caesars Deals, a Showdown in Las Vegas Await

    As Caesars Deals, a Showdown in Las Vegas Await
    Some senior bondholders in the casino company’s biggest unit back a bankruptcy that its parent’s merger with an affiliate could fund. Others may want to wait, says Quentin Webb of Reuters Breakingviews.
  • Dec 22

    Russia Bails Out a Failing Lender, Trust Bank

    Russia Bails Out a Failing Lender, Trust Bank
    The country's central bank said it would inject $530 million into Trust Bank, and analysts predict more bailouts could follow.
Rank this Week: 3

iVLG Business Law Blog

iVLG Business Law Blog

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

http://www.invigorlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 22

    Shareholder Inspection Rights for Washington Corporation

    Shareholder Inspection Rights for Washington Corporation
    Becoming a shareholder in a Washington corporation comes with certain statutory rights, including the right to inspect the company’s records. These shareholder inspection rights may not be included in the company’s articles or…
  • Dec 19

    Washington State Beer Labeling Requirement

    Washington State Beer Labeling Requirement
    You’ve perfected your recipe, bottled your beer, and now it’s time to slap labels on the bottles. Before creating your labels, you’ll need to know the Washington State beer labeling requirements . Below are the…
  • Dec 16

    Brewery Law 101: Protecting Your Beer Trademark

    Brewery Law 101: Protecting Your Beer Trademark
    Today we continue our Brewery Law 101 series and discuss the importance of protecting your brewery or distillery trademarks. You’ve probably been told countless times that you need to “register your trademark.” Perhaps…
Rank this Week: 2449

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Dec 22

    Non Compete Agreements in a Sale of Busine

    Non Compete Agreements in a Sale of Busine
    Anybody who is buying a business – no matter how large or small – should consider including a non compete agreement or clause in the sale documents. For a buyer, such clause ensures that the seller does not take the proceeds…
  • Dec 15

    Employers Do Not Have to Pay Employees for the Time Spent in a Security Screening After Work, Says the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Employers Do Not Have to Pay Employees for the Time Spent in a Security Screening After Work, Says the U.S. Supreme Court.
    Amazon warehouse employees can’t seem to catch a break. A few years ago, the media was abuzz with the stories about the grueling conditions inside the company’s warehouses. This year, the United States Supreme…
  • Nov 21

    Arbitration Policies and Employment Agreements – A Tricky Area

    Arbitration Policies and Employment Agreements – A Tricky Area
    Many business owners have been advised by their attorneys at some point in time to include an arbitration clause in their employment agreements or employee handbooks to make sure that any employment disputes are resolved by an arbitrator…
Rank this Week: 4469

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Dec 22

    Beat Stafford County Full Time and Attention Ticket

    Beat Stafford County Full Time and Attention Ticket
    If you’re charged in Stafford County under the local ordinance 15-126 for failing to pay full time and attention while driving, you may have a defense to the charge. The ordinance in this case is actually very simple. It simply says…
  • Dec 20

    Elfs Can’t Drink and Drive Either

    Elfs Can’t Drink and Drive Either
    You can’t make this stuff up. Apparently a guy dressed up as an “Elf on the Shelf” and got behind the wheel after drinking. It sounds like he was sleeping it off in the parking lot when the police saw him and arrested him.…
  • Dec 18

    What is the Cost for Virginia Reckless Driving?

    What is the Cost for Virginia Reckless Driving?
    There are so many factors to consider in a reckless driving case. Not only do you have court costs and lawyer fees, but you could see a spike in your insurance rates. That’s why you should contact me today what see what options you…
Rank this Week: 724

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Dec 22

    More Labor Favors: What the NLRB?s Recent Legal Changes Mean for Union and Non-Union Employer

    More Labor Favors: What the NLRB?s Recent Legal Changes Mean for Union and Non-Union Employer
    Shortly after the midterm elections ended, the NLRB granted labor unions several more favorable changes to the law. Most of these changes will impact employers regardless of whether they have a unionized workforce. In one major change, the…
  • Dec 22

    USPTO Relaxes Guidelines on Biochemical Invention

    USPTO Relaxes Guidelines on Biochemical Invention
    Since the Supreme Court’s Myriad decision of 2013 (see Ass’n. for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., 133 S. Ct. 2107), inventors and patent owners have struggled with trying to protect inventions that were suddenly…
  • Dec 19

    How are oil prices set and why are they falling fast?

    How are oil prices set and why are they falling fast?
    The price point at which crude oil is traded internationally is fixed predominantly by the Brent Crude Oil, West Texas Intermediate Crude Oil and Dubai/Oman Crude Oil benchmarks. As of Dec. 15, 2014, rates are as follows: Brent Crude Oil,…
Rank this Week: 4432

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Dec 22

    Register v. The Nature Conservancy—$1 Million Donation Constituted a Restricted Charitable Gift

    Register v. The Nature Conservancy—$1 Million Donation Constituted a Restricted Charitable Gift
    In Register v. The Nature Conservancy, 2014 WL 6909042, Civil Action No. 5:13–77–DCR (Dec. 9, 2014), the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky held that Mr. Layton Register’s $1 million donation to The Nature…
  • Dec 19

    On the Road to Nonprofit Collaboration

    On the Road to Nonprofit Collaboration
    Nonprofits today are turning to creative collaboration to accomplish their goals. For-profits have long utilized various forms of collaboration to capture market share. With a foray into collaboration, nonprofits now must determine the extent…
  • Dec 17

    Unfriendly Competition?: For-Profits and Nonprofit

    Unfriendly Competition?: For-Profits and Nonprofit
    As nonprofits and for-profits increasingly compete in the same fields, several legal issues are emerging. Two of the main issues are the following: (1) UBIT and (2) for-profit attempts to limit the market nonprofits can attract. Nonprofit…
Rank this Week: 208

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Dec 22

    Backtesting Performance Failure

    Backtesting Performance Failure
    One area of performance advertising that the Securities and Exchange Commission has given great scrutiny, but not banned, is using backtested performance. Since, backtesting only shows theoretical past trades, it does not involve market risk.…
  • Dec 20

    Weekend Reading: Boys in the Boat

    Weekend Reading: Boys in the Boat
    Do you hate Hitler? Do you like sports? Then Boys in the Boat is a book to add to your “To Read” list. In the middle of the Great Depression, Joe Rantz is a farmboy from the Pacific Northwest who was literally abandoned as a child…
  • Dec 16

    Happy Holidays From Compliance Building

    Happy Holidays From Compliance Building
      I hope you have a happy and joyous holiday season. Whether it be Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Festivus, Feast of Winter Veil, Saturnalia, or New Year’s Eve, I hope you get to spend some extra time with friends and family. I will…
Rank this Week: 410

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/
  • Dec 22

    Could the Sony Cyber-Attack Clarify the First Amendment?

    Could the Sony Cyber-Attack Clarify the First Amendment?
    Late last month, Sony Pictures Entertainment (“SPE”) was the victim of a massive cyber-attack, which crippled the Hollywood studio’s network and stole more than 100 terabytes of data.  Hackers have uploaded the data…
  • Dec 17

    December 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter

    December 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter
    *  FIC is proud to announce that several of its attorneys have been honored once again as Ohio Super Lawyers. *  A federal magistrate judge entered a final report and recommendation granting FIC’s motion for summary judgment…
  • Dec 9

    Friends with Judges – Navigating the Ethical Minefield of Online Networking Between the Bench and Bar

    Friends with Judges – Navigating the Ethical Minefield of Online Networking Between the Bench and Bar
    I recently published an article in the American Bar Association’s TYL publication regarding the ethical implications of connecting with judges on social media – Hypothetically Speaking . . . What if I’m Friends with a Judge…
Rank this Week: 1421

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
  • Dec 22

    Could the Sony Cyber-Attack Clarify the First Amendment?

    Could the Sony Cyber-Attack Clarify the First Amendment?
    Late last month, Sony Pictures Entertainment (“SPE”) was the victim of a massive cyber-attack, which crippled the Hollywood studio’s network and stole more than 100 terabytes of data.  Hackers have uploaded the data…
  • Dec 17

    December 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter

    December 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter
    *  FIC is proud to announce that several of its attorneys have been honored once again as Ohio Super Lawyers. *  A federal magistrate judge entered a final report and recommendation granting FIC’s motion for summary judgment…
  • Dec 9

    Friends with Judges – Navigating the Ethical Minefield of Online Networking Between the Bench and Bar

    Friends with Judges – Navigating the Ethical Minefield of Online Networking Between the Bench and Bar
    I recently published an article in the American Bar Association’s TYL publication regarding the ethical implications of connecting with judges on social media – Hypothetically Speaking . . . What if I’m Friends with a Judge…
Rank this Week: 4538

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Covers news about and opinions issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the sixth Circuit with an emphasis on business cases. By Squire Sanders.

http://www.sixthcircuitappellateblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1400

Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

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

http://www.tiltingthescales.com/
  • Dec 22

    Sony vs. N. Korea – Let Capitalism Fight Totalitarianism!

    Sony vs. N. Korea – Let Capitalism Fight Totalitarianism!
    Cyber terrorism, North Korea, Sony, extortion, free speech, The Interview, international relations, journalistic ethics, cyber security… can it get any better than this? Implausible - a C grade comedy movie The Interview about two…
  • Dec 19

    Will Over-Serving Your Guests Ruin Your Holiday (Legally Speaking)?

    Will Over-Serving Your Guests Ruin Your Holiday (Legally Speaking)?
    The middle of the holiday season means more than just busy shopping malls.  It is also the time when many people host holiday parties.  After attending Mora Rounds’ holiday party and consuming several adult beverages, Bitu…
  • Dec 19

    An Invitation to Investors Risks Losing Control of Your Busine

    An Invitation to Investors Risks Losing Control of Your Busine
    Cleve and I recently discussed how a business owner’s divorce might result in losing control of the business. While loss of business control by marital divorce is a real threat, many business owners lose their companies through…
Rank this Week: 1873

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/
  • Dec 22

    GovConChat: The 2015 NDAA

    GovConChat: The 2015 NDAA
    Last week, I joined Guy Timberlake of the American Small Business Coalition for another segment of the popular “GovConChat” podcast series. Guy and I discussed the impact of the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act on small…
  • Dec 19

    WOSB Program: Sole Source Contracts are Coming!

    WOSB Program: Sole Source Contracts are Coming!
    Just in time for the holidays, there is good news for WOSBs–sole source contracts are coming! If you have followed SmallGovCon over the past week, you have seen a few posts about changes made to the 2015 National Defense Authorization…
  • Dec 17

    WOSB Program: 2015 NDAA Eliminates Self-Certification

    WOSB Program: 2015 NDAA Eliminates Self-Certification
    With little fanfare, Congress just passed legislation eliminating the ability of WOSBs to self-certify for purposes of WOSB set-aside contracts. The 2015 National Defense Authorization Act rewrites the portion of the Small Business Act…
Rank this Week: 1801

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Dec 22

    Tips for new GCs: Developing a strategy

    Tips for new GCs: Developing a strategy
    Historically, legal departments have largely defended against risk. Now, legal departments are charged with making good business decisions while managing legal risk and keeping cost down. The post Tips for new GCs: Developing a strategy…
  • Dec 18

    The Legal Industry in 2015: 25+ Prediction

    The Legal Industry in 2015: 25+ Prediction
    Predictions about the future might appear to be difficult, but Niels Bohr, and perhaps three other influential people, might have been astonished to learn we have been fortunate to compile a long list of rather pragmatic predictions for the…
  • Dec 15

    Free Stocking Stuffers: Books of Jargon

    Free Stocking Stuffers: Books of Jargon
    If your corporate counsel isn't throwing around obscure legal terms, give them a copy of Latham & Watkins' "Book of Jargon—U.S. Corporate and Bank Finance." ; ; ; ; ; ; The post Free Stocking Stuffers: Books of Jargon…
Rank this Week: 249

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
  • Dec 22

    New Year, New Laws for Litigator

    New Year, New Laws for Litigator
    Did you keep up with the onslaught of legislative developments affecting litigation this year? Don’t worry, here’s a list of some key changes every California litigator needs to know. Goodbye to the summary adjudication statute…
  • Dec 19

    New Year, New Laws for Employment Lawyer

    New Year, New Laws for Employment Lawyer
    The following is a guest blog post by Tyler M. Paetkau, a partner with Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau in Redwood City. Tyler represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. He’s a frequent author and speaker on labor and…
  • Dec 17

    Dead Man “Kwoking”: Estate Planning Property Transfers Can Trigger Title Insurance Nightmare

    Dead Man “Kwoking”: Estate Planning Property Transfers Can Trigger Title Insurance Nightmare
    Estate planning attorneys regularly advise their clients about the tax and other advantages of transferring real property to irrevocable trusts or similar estate planning vehicles. But they may not consider the potentially disastrous title…
Rank this Week: 2444

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • Dec 22

    Insurance Should Be Part of Your Asset Protection Plan

    Insurance Should Be Part of Your Asset Protection Plan
    Articles that seemingly have nothing to do with asset protection might still provide valuable asset protection reminders.  A recent article by Teresa Dixon Murray in the Cleveland Plain Dealer is a good example.  The article…
  • Nov 25

    Debtors Are Often Easily Victimized By Bogus Collection Agencie

    Debtors Are Often Easily Victimized By Bogus Collection Agencie
    Anyone who is deeply in debt knows the terrible stress and fear that often results from being in that situation.  So it is no surprise that many debtors are easily victimized by phony collection agencies.  A recent article by…
  • Oct 29

    Two or More APTs May Be Advisable In Some Situation

    Two or More APTs May Be Advisable In Some Situation
    In Ohio (as in other states that have enacted a Domestic Asset Protection Trust Statute), it may be advisable to have two or more trusts as part of an overall asset protection plan. For example, a husband and wife may each want to have their…
Rank this Week: 3409

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/
  • Dec 22

    Hotel Lawyer on HMAs: “The shrinking terms of hotel management agreements”

    Hotel Lawyer on HMAs: “The shrinking terms of hotel management agreements”
    22 December 2014 Click here for the latest articles on Hotel Management Agreements. A version of this article first appeared in Hotel Business Review in December 2014, and this article is reprinted with permission from…
  • Dec 5

    Hotel Financing 2015: JMBM’s “preferred” EB-5 financing program for top developers and projects.

    Hotel Financing 2015: JMBM’s “preferred” EB-5 financing program for top developers and projects.
    06 December 2014 Click here for the latest articles on EB-5 Financing.    JMBM is sourcing large amounts of cheap mezzanine capital through EB-5 financing for its top developer clients. To qualify for this program, the borrower must…
  • Nov 28

    Condo hotels: Don’t forget the secret sauce!

    Condo hotels: Don’t forget the secret sauce!
    28 November, 2014 Click here for the latest articles on Condo Hotels Condo hotels: Don’t forget the secret sauce! by Jim Butler, Bob Braun and Guy Maisnik Condo Hotel Lawyers Condo hotels are back in vogue as “securities”…
Rank this Week: 447

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Dec 22

    What Is a Privacy Policy and What Does It Do?

    What Is a Privacy Policy and What Does It Do?
    Titles can be misleading.  There are many lists and articles online pointing out how audiences can be misled  by movie titles, book titles, headlines and even short titles for legislation.  Which brings me to privacy…
  • Dec 15

    BYOD Language – Smartphones, Tablets and the Workplace

    BYOD Language – Smartphones, Tablets and the Workplace
    The holidays are coming up and your employees may be getting that coveted new tablet, smartphone, or other mobile device from their Christmas list. Employees increasingly wish to use their own devices, whether it be to use their preferred…
  • Dec 5

    Wills for Heroes Poised to Serve Their 1000th Hero

    Wills for Heroes Poised to Serve Their 1000th Hero
    On December 6, 2014, the Lancaster County Bar Association will hold another Wills for Heroes event.  The Wills for Heroes program provides estate planning documents to first responders and their spouses.  The program started after…
Rank this Week: 1014

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/
  • Dec 22

    Ikea Seeks Class Decertification in ZIP Code Case

    Ikea Seeks Class Decertification in ZIP Code Case
    What Made News? Ikea recently argued that a class action filed against it based on alleged violations of California’s Song-Beverly Act should not be maintained. Ikea admits that its sales registers prompt sales associates to collect ZIP…
  • Dec 18

    California Attorney General Reports Upswing in Data Breache

    California Attorney General Reports Upswing in Data Breache
    What’s the News? In October 2014, California Attorney General Kamala Harris released the California Data Breach Report, the state’s most recent analysis of data security threats facing businesses and consumers. The Report, which…
  • Dec 16

    Dictating the Use of a Celebrity’s Likeness: Former Panamanian Strongman Manuel Noriega Ousted from Court

    Dictating the Use of a Celebrity’s Likeness: Former Panamanian Strongman Manuel Noriega Ousted from Court
    Video game developer Activision Blizzard, Inc. recently won a key victory in the ongoing battle over the right of publicity when a California state court judge dismissed former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega’s well-publicized…
Rank this Week: 4481

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/
  • Dec 22

    Curiosity and Learning

    Curiosity and Learning
    My co-blogger Haskell Murray had an interesting post last month on curiosity and obedience. He wrote about the natural curiosity of children: “As a professor, I wish I could bottle my son’s curiosity and feed it to my students.” But...
  • Dec 21

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Dec. 21, 2014)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Dec. 21, 2014)
    Corporate transparency: The openness revolution http://t.co/7WirJPUmDv #corpgov Thx @PIRCpress for bringing to my attention— James McRitchie (@corpgovnet) December 16, 2014 mandatory-arbitration & fee-shifting provisions: what a…
  • Dec 20

    The incompleteness of "leaning in"

    The incompleteness of "leaning in"
    Joshua Fershee has previously noted that men and women experience careers in business differently. If women want to get to the top, they often have a longer haul than men. Previous research has also shown that women are evaluated…
Rank this Week: 87

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Dec 22

    Private International Cartels: A Concise Introduction

    Private International Cartels: A Concise Introduction
    John M. Connor, Purdue University; American Antitrust Institute (AAI) offers Private International Cartels: A Concise Introduction. ABSTRACT: This three-page article is a succinct, nontechnical introduction to the topic of the economics…
  • Dec 22

    call for papers for forthcoming Clasf workshop on Friday 24 April 2015 at Lancaster Law School

    call for papers for forthcoming Clasf workshop on Friday 24 April 2015 at Lancaster Law School
    Call for Papers The Competition Law Scholars Forum (CLaSF) Invite contributions to the XXIV CLaSF event (www.clasf.org) Clasf Workshop on “Object and/or effects in Competition Law” Lancaster Law School, Lancaster, Friday 24 April 2015 The…
  • Dec 22

    Exclusionary Conduct of Dominant Firms, R&D Competition, and Innovation

    Exclusionary Conduct of Dominant Firms, R&D Competition, and Innovation
    Jonathan B. Baker, American University - Washington College of Law explores Exclusionary Conduct of Dominant Firms, R&D Competition, and Innovation. ABSTRACT: This paper evaluates the innovation consequences of antitrust enforcement…
Rank this Week: 22

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

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

Covers business news.

http://www.eclewis.com/
  • Dec 22

    Minority/Women Business Enterprise Program Under Fire After Audit

    Minority/Women Business Enterprise Program Under Fire After Audit
    A recent audit of Denver’s program, the Minority/Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE) has shown that it has not been meeting its goals. You can take a look at the complete audit here. The program is operated by the Division of Small…
  • Dec 18

    Copyright Infringement and Billing the Federal Government

    Copyright Infringement and Billing the Federal Government
    Recent developments coming to light regarding the use of music in torture by the CIA in Guantanamo indicated that Canadian industrial band Skinny Puppy’s music was one of the artists whose music was being used. As a semi-serious…
  • Nov 26

    Non-Compete Agreements in CO

    Non-Compete Agreements in CO
    Simply put, non-compete agreements are contractual agreements that typically provide for individuals not to compete with their employer while they are employed and for a period of time after leaving the company. Recently, the sandwich…
Rank this Week: 3878

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: 138

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/
  • Dec 22

    Delaware’s C&J Energy Services: Boards Can Decide How to Conduct a Sale of the Company Proce

    Delaware’s C&J Energy Services: Boards Can Decide How to Conduct a Sale of the Company Proce
    Here’s news from Friday as reflected in this Wachtell Lipton memo (there are more memos on this case in our “Go-Shop” Practice Area): Earlier today, the Delaware Supreme Court issued a landmark decision strongly reaffirming…
  • Dec 17

    The Comverge Case: Fiduciary Duties and Break-Up Fees in M&A

    The Comverge Case: Fiduciary Duties and Break-Up Fees in M&A
    Here’s a blog by Richard Renck of Duane Morris: In In re Comverge, Inc. Shareholders Litig., C.A. No. 7368-VCP, a decision on a motion to dismiss by Court of Chancery, Vice Chancellor Parsons provided practitioners and clients with a…
  • Dec 16

    M&A Communications Challenges Posed by Tax Inversion Deal

    M&A Communications Challenges Posed by Tax Inversion Deal
    Here’s a blog by Kal Goldberg & Charles Nathan of Finsbury: Tax inversion deals are clearly the most talked about M&A deal structure we have seen for many years. Unlike other hot-topic M&A deal structures (think LBOs or…
Rank this Week: 581

New York Business Divorce

New York Business Divorce

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

http://www.nybusinessdivorce.com/
  • Dec 22

    Dissolution Battle Over Heavily Indebted Business Yields $1 Buy-Out

    Dissolution Battle Over Heavily Indebted Business Yields $1 Buy-Out
    Call it the case of the underwater watering hole. This week's New York Business Divorce looks at a recent post-trial decision by Justice Carolyn Demarest ordering $1 buy-outs of the petitioners' shares in a debt-laden business that operates a…
  • Dec 15

    LLC Subscription Agreement No Bar to Transfer of Membership Interest

    LLC Subscription Agreement No Bar to Transfer of Membership Interest
    Does an LLC subscription agreement, barring transfer of "any interest therein," bar the later transfer of the acquired membership interest? The answer, recently provided by a Manhattan appellate panel in Gartner v. Cardio Ventures, LLC, is…
  • Dec 8

    Negotiating a Buyout? Don’t Overlook Taxes on Phantom Income

    Negotiating a Buyout? Don’t Overlook Taxes on Phantom Income
    A Manhattan appellate panel's ruling last month provides a cautionary lesson about the need to anticipate and address tax issues, including potential taxes on phantom income, when negotiating buyout settlements involving shares in passthrough…
Rank this Week: 684

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Dec 22

    The World’s Largest Holiday Disclaimer: 2014 Version

    The World’s Largest Holiday Disclaimer: 2014 Version
    In what has become an annual tradition, Cary Klafter of Intel again shares what I imagine has to be the world’s largest holiday disclaimer, running for 21 pages. Please take part in this anonymous poll: survey services The Compensation…
  • Dec 19

    JOBS Act: SEC Proposes ’34 Act Registration Requirement

    JOBS Act: SEC Proposes ’34 Act Registration Requirement
    On Wednesday, the SEC proposed a number of JOBS Act changes to the thresholds for registration, termination of registration & suspension of ’34 Act reporting including (here’s an overview in this blog): 1. Amending Rules 12g-1…
  • Dec 18

    IFRS: The SEC’s Saga Continue

    IFRS: The SEC’s Saga Continue
    During the recent annual AICPA Conference, SEC Chief Accountant Jim Schnurr delivered this speech about the SEC possibly continuing to consider the use of IFRS by domestic companies. As noted in this blog by George Wilson: “While he did…
Rank this Week: 287

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/
  • Dec 22

    International Conference on Contracts X: Call for Papers and Panel Proposal

    International Conference on Contracts X: Call for Papers and Panel Proposal
    Call for Participation and Proposals 10th International Conference on Contracts (KCON 10) William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV Las Vegas, Nevada February 27 & 28, 2015 UNLV's William S. Boyd School of Law is pleased to again host the...
  • Dec 18

    Walmart and the Opportunity to Reject

    Walmart and the Opportunity to Reject
    It's accepted as generally true that consumers don't read fine print. Some argue that even if they did read it, (a) they wouldn't understand the terms or (b) they would accept the terms because they want the product. Well, one...
  • Dec 18

    Eleventh Circuit Rejects Claim for a Million Dollar Unilateral Contract

    Eleventh Circuit Rejects Claim for a Million Dollar Unilateral Contract
    This case arises out of a fact pattern with which many contracts profs may already be familiar. It's a new twist on Leonard v. PepsiCo., alas with the same result. James Cheney Mason (Mason) represented defendant Nelson Serrano in a...
Rank this Week: 127

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/
  • Dec 22

    The Shareholder Rights Project: Advice And Representation

    The Shareholder Rights Project: Advice And Representation
    Professor (and former SEC Commissioner) Joseph A. Grundfest and incumbent SEC Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher have certainly fomented a spirited donnybrook over the Shareholder Rights Project at Harvard.  As…
  • Dec 19

    This May Not Be Rocket Science, But Is NASAA’s Form D Filing Fee Legal?

    This May Not Be Rocket Science, But Is NASAA’s Form D Filing Fee Legal?
    Earlier this week, the North American Securities Administrators Association (aka NASAA) announced the launch of its Electronic Filing Depository (EFD).  The EFD allows issuers to file Form Ds in Rule 506 offerings online.  A number…
  • Dec 18

    9th Circuit Upholds Issue Preclusion In Subsequent Derivative Suit

    9th Circuit Upholds Issue Preclusion In Subsequent Derivative Suit
    Derivative suits rarely arrive alone.  When something goes awry, directors and officers can be expected to see multiple suits based on demand futility as well as wrongful demand refusal.  Often, suits will be filed at different…
Rank this Week: 382

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: 112

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
  • Dec 21

    Strategic Planning Challenges in 2015

    Strategic Planning Challenges in 2015
    Strategic planning again tops the list of topics to which directors want to devote more time.1 Overseeing the company’s direction is one of the core responsibilities of directors. It often requires directors to step back and look…
  • Dec 18

    President Obama Announces Relaxation of Sanctions on Cuba

    President Obama Announces Relaxation of Sanctions on Cuba
    On Wednesday, President Obama announced that the United States will initiate discussions with Cuba to re-establish diplomatic relations for the first time in more than 50 years, and relax other established sanctions restrictions on…
  • Dec 17

    Obama to Sign Venezuela Sanctions Bill

    Obama to Sign Venezuela Sanctions Bill
    Last week, the U.S. Congress passed S. 2142 (the “Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act of 2014”) and presented the legislation to President Obama for signature. White House officials have indicated that…
Rank this Week: 5039

Corporate Social Responsibility…

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law

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

http://www.csrandthelaw.com
Rank this Week: 2630

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/
  • Dec 21

    Court of Chancery Announces New Rule Changes and Adopts Operating Procedure

    Court of Chancery Announces New Rule Changes and Adopts Operating Procedure
    On December 15, 2014, the Court of Chancery released a press release announcing rule changes and adopting operating procedures.  According to the press release: The Court of Chancery recently completed the process of updating several…
  • Dec 14

    Relation between Section 291 Receiver Proceedings and Involuntary Bankruptcy Action

    Relation between Section 291 Receiver Proceedings and Involuntary Bankruptcy Action
    In prior posts we have discussed receivership actions commenced under Section 291 of the Delaware General Corporation Law (“DGCL”).  As a recap, under Section 291, a creditor may petition the Court of Chancery to place a…
  • Dec 11

    Court Provides a Reminder of the Important Role of Delaware Counsel

    Court Provides a Reminder of the Important Role of Delaware Counsel
    In January 2012, the Delaware Court of Chancery issued Guidelines to Help Lawyers Practicing in the Court of Chancery, which were discussed and summarized here. In these Guidelines, the Court confirmed that there is no such concept of…
Rank this Week: 4805

Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

Covers business litigation, civil procedure, personal injury and punitive damages. By Jeff Blackwell.

http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com
  • Dec 21

    Failed FDA Process Opens Door To Dangerous Medical Device

    Failed FDA Process Opens Door To Dangerous Medical Device
    Power morcellators. Transvaginal mesh. Both are examples of the FDA’s faulty 510(k) process. I’ve written several times about transvaginal mesh – products that have caused tremendous personal injury to women in Alabama and…
  • Nov 20

    Walmart Seeks To Delay Justice

    Walmart Seeks To Delay Justice
    In June, a Walmart driver slammed his truck into the limousine carrying comedians Tracy Morgan and James McNair. Morgan suffered severe personal injury. The collision killed McNair. The crash generated media discussion related to highway…
  • Nov 17

    Boston Scientific Suffers Another Trial Loss Over A Mesh Product

    Boston Scientific Suffers Another Trial Loss Over A Mesh Product
    Last week, a Federal Court jury in Florida found Boston Scientific liable for the severe personal injuries caused by one of its transvaginal mesh products. The Florida case involved four women suffering tremendous problems from implanted…
Rank this Week: 3268

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Dec 21

    TUNE UP YOUR D&O INSURANCE POLICY TO MAKE SURE IT PROVIDES

    TUNE UP YOUR D&O INSURANCE POLICY TO MAKE SURE IT PROVIDES
    A D&O liability policy protects key individuals in a corporate structure.  These individuals are likely targets for shareholder frustration if an entity is underperforming or suffering from other troubles.  In addition, they may…
  • Dec 14

    Yet Another Reason Why D&O Insurance Is Critical

    Yet Another Reason Why D&O Insurance Is Critical
    Corporate directors and officers may think indemnification provisions are sufficient to protect them from claims asserted against them by shareholders or regulators.  However, if a director or officer chooses to rely solely on…
  • Dec 4

    The Inbox – Netflix and the stream scheme

    The Inbox – Netflix and the stream scheme
    Netflix, the internet media giant, sued its former vice president of IT Operations, Mike Kail, in California Superior Court, claiming that he “streamed” kickbacks from vendors and funneled them into his personal consulting…
Rank this Week: 1629

Medical Marijuana Law Illinois

Medical Marijuana Law Illinois

Covers issues under Illinois' new Medical Cannabis Pilot Program. Explores local issues for city, county and village governments and the competitive application process for cultivation center and dispensary licenses. Also highlights the effects of evolving legal and social norms on employers, physicians and other health care professionals.

http://medicalmarijuanalawillinois.com/blog/
  • Dec 20

    Chicago Grants Two More Special Use Permits: Organic Leaf, Euflora

    Chicago Grants Two More Special Use Permits: Organic Leaf, Euflora
    Chicago City Council granted special use permits to two more dispensary applicants: Organic Leaf and Euflora. Four other special use requests were continued to a later date. There are now 11 dispensary applicants and one cultivation center…
  • Dec 17

    Palatine rejects dispensary for perception problem

    Palatine rejects dispensary for perception problem
    Palatine’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to deny Nature’s Care’s special use permit request for a dispensary, even though its Zoning Board voted to grant the request on two earlier occasions. Fear of medicines derived…
  • Dec 16

    Banking in Illinois via Blue Line Compliance Service

    Banking in Illinois via Blue Line Compliance Service
    Banking has been hard for medical cannabis industries, but it doesn’t have to be in Illinois. Our state has the benefit of clear guidance from DOJ and FinCEN, plus we have access to top service professionals who have worked hard to…
Rank this Week: 5058

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/
Rank this Week: 619

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/
  • Dec 20

    Rising Interest Rates: A Return to the Good Ole Days?

    Rising Interest Rates: A Return to the Good Ole Days?
    For Fed watchers, last week’s announcement signaled a subtle warning that interest rates will likely begin rising by the Summer of 2015.  Since September of 2012, Federal Reserve statements have warned that interest rates would…
  • Dec 18

    Preneed Trust: Is it the Consumer’s Funds?

    Preneed Trust: Is it the Consumer’s Funds?
    Attorneys are currently arguing this issue before a Federal court in St. Louis.  While the NPS civil trial does not begin for another six weeks, both the SDR and the defendant trustees want to resolve the question of who is a beneficiary…
  • Dec 15

    Testimony Guidelines for the NPS Expert

    Testimony Guidelines for the NPS Expert
    In August, litigants to the NPS civil trial were required to file expert opinion reports with the court.  Initially, there were essentially 8 defendant banks, and most had retained one or more experts to testify at trial.  As a…
Rank this Week: 1470

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 4470

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
Rank this Week: 515

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Covers business law, civil litigation, civil rights, criminal defense, estates & trusts, family law, labor & employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, qui tam and workers' compensation.

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Dec 19

    The Supreme Court’s Amazon Warehouse Workers Decision and its Impact in Maryland

    The Supreme Court’s Amazon Warehouse Workers Decision and its Impact in Maryland
      Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that federal law does not require that warehouse workers who package goods for Amazon be paid for the time they spend going through mandatory security screenings at the end of their shifts. These…
  • Dec 11

    FERGUSON: CALL TO ACTION OR EXCUSE?

    FERGUSON: CALL TO ACTION OR EXCUSE?
        Recent reports are that law students are demanding to postpone their exams as a result of the national tragedies in Ferguson and New York. Students who find it impossible to take tests because of news…
  • Dec 5

    Do my children need their own attorney?

    Do my children need their own attorney?
      In Maryland, the Court has the authority to appoint what is called a Best Interest Attorney.  What is that, you ask?  Well, it is the term used in our courts to categorize any of the various lawyers for children;…
Rank this Week: 4931

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Covers estate planning, real property acquisition, personal injury, will disputes, commercial litigation, business and corporate law, and institutional lending.

http://gouldcooksey.com/blog/
  • Dec 19

    The Five Most Troublesome Contract Provisions on Private Construction Project

    The Five Most Troublesome Contract Provisions on Private Construction Project
    Click Here to read a recent article titled TheFive Most Troublesome Contract Provisions on Private Construction Projects published in the Florida Bar’s Fall 2014 ActionLine publication authored by GCF’s attorney Sean Mickley.…
  • Dec 8

    What Constitutes Due Process in an Administrative Hearing?

    What Constitutes Due Process in an Administrative Hearing?
    Under Florida law, everyone involved in the justice system (civil or criminal) is entitled to due process of law.  In general, due process entails the right to know the charges or allegations against you, an opportunity to know the…
  • Oct 29

    Allegations of Smart Phone Usage at time of Crash leads to Inspection of all Stored Data on Device

    Allegations of Smart Phone Usage at time of Crash leads to Inspection of all Stored Data on Device
    One of the leading contributors to automobile accidents is the use of cell phones and other “smart” devices while driving.  When representing injured victims of car crashes, we often have reason to believe that the other…
Rank this Week: 5026

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/
  • Dec 19

    Drafting a Social Media Policy for Your Employees: Part 2

    Drafting a Social Media Policy for Your Employees: Part 2
    Does your company have a social media policy for employees? Policies regulating Internet use in the workplace can be very effective for maintaining your business' positive reputation online. Last week, we discussed the first 3 items to think…
  • Dec 12

    Drafting a Social Media Policy for Your Employees: Part 1

    Drafting a Social Media Policy for Your Employees: Part 1
    Instituting a company-wide social media policy is one of the best ways to protect your business's brand and image on the Internet. Disgruntled employees may say negative things about your business online, harming your reputation and putting…
  • Dec 5

    4 Steps to Building a Successful Busine

    4 Steps to Building a Successful Busine
    Are you thinking about starting a business? The success or failure of your business venture depends on your ability to plan ahead, take action, and respond to what happens after your idea becomes a company. Here are 4 actions to consider on…
Rank this Week: 2308

TRACE Blog

TRACE Blog

Covers anti-bribery compliance.

http://traceblog.org/
  • Dec 19

    Day 10: Online Training

    Day 10: Online Training
    For the final day of our holiday promotion, TRACE is offering one company complimentary access to our online training for one year. Our system administrators will set the winner up with a branded platform to train up to 500…
  • Dec 18

    Day 9: In-Person Training

    Day 9: In-Person Training
    Supplement your training program with a customized, in-person training session conducted by one of our experienced FCPA attorneys. This half-day session will enable one lucky company to train their employees on anti-bribery regulations and…
  • Dec 17

    Day 8: Consulting Hour

    Day 8: Consulting Hour
    One randomly selected winner will receive a complimentary 3-hour consultation with one of our experienced FCPA attorneys. This consultation opportunity allows you to ask compliance questions or to simply learn more about industry best…
Rank this Week: 4789