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Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Post Immigration Court -- what happens if I lose?

    Post Immigration Court -- what happens if I lose?
    A colleague of mine asked for information on what happens after an adverse decision by the Immigration Court. The Judge ruled against her client, and she sought guidance on how to proceed. I just received word that my client's CAT and…
  • Jul 29

    When can I subpoena a corporate officer?

    When can I subpoena a corporate officer?
    I was recently asked a good question regarding corporate law. I thought I would share my answer here: In Virginia I have a case where the named defendant is a corporation. We would like to depose the president of that company. My first…
  • Jul 19

    An Offer in Compromise. The trick to filing an IRS-656.

    An Offer in Compromise. The trick to filing an IRS-656.
    I just finished another 656 [individual #offer_in_compromise where an amount is offered -- there are different types], and I thought I would share a couple of thoughts on what the heck this program (offer in compromise) is, and how to use the…
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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: 2

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

Covers business law for entrepreneurs, emerging companies and the investment management industry. By Alexander J. Davie.

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Summary of the Proposed Amendments to Form ADV and Investment Advisers Act Rule

    Summary of the Proposed Amendments to Form ADV and Investment Advisers Act Rule
    On May 20, 2015, the SEC issued proposed amendments to Form ADV and the Investment Advisers Act rules. In the release, the SEC proposed amendments to Form ADV that would require advisers to disclose additional information, such as information…
  • Jun 30

    Frequently Asked Questions about Regulation A+

    Frequently Asked Questions about Regulation A+
    Back in March, I wrote about proposed revisions to Regulation A, commonly known as “Regulation A+”, which were designed to implement Section 401 of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act). Since then, the SEC issued its…
  • May 27

    Should Founders Subject Themselves to a Vesting Schedule?

    Should Founders Subject Themselves to a Vesting Schedule?
    When advising startup clients, I frequently recommend that they subject the shares issued to their founders (as well as those issued to any equity-compensated employees and contractors) to a vesting schedule. This conversation often leads the…
Rank this Week: 1994

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jul 31

    Evaluating the Government's cert petition in US v. Newman

    Evaluating the Government's cert petition in US v. Newman
    DealBook reports that: What constitutes insider trading has always been open to interpretation. Now, the Supreme Court is being asked to decide a knotty question: How much of a benefit does the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jul 31

    Prior posts on US v. Newman and the personal benefit requirement in insider trading tipping case

    Prior posts on US v. Newman and the personal benefit requirement in insider trading tipping case
    I'm working up a post on the government's cert petition in US v. Newman. In the meanwhile here are some earlier posts: The personal benefit element of insider trading tipping liability post ... Dec... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jul 30

    Be my amici: ABA Blawg 100 Nominations are open

    Be my amici: ABA Blawg 100 Nominations are open
    Email from the ABA Journal: We're working on our annual list of the 100 best legal blogs, and we'd like your advice on which blogs you think we should include. Go to this link to tell us about a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 110

Global Trade & Sanctions Law

Global Trade & Sanctions Law

Covers business law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.globaltradeandsanctionslaw.com/
  • Jul 31

    Restrictions on Trade with Cuba Eased by EAR Amendment

    Restrictions on Trade with Cuba Eased by EAR Amendment
    On July 22, 2015, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) released amendments to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) implementing the Secretary of State’s May 29, 2015 decision to rescind the…
  • Jul 22

    The Ex-Im Bank Stops Lending… For Now

    The Ex-Im Bank Stops Lending… For Now
    On June 31, Congress, led by House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), allowed the authorization of the U.S. Export-Import bank to expire without any vote. As previously reported, the future of the Ex-Im Bank has been…
  • Jul 14

    Iran Nuclear Agreement Announced: What Companies Need to Know

    Iran Nuclear Agreement Announced: What Companies Need to Know
    On July 14, 2015, representatives of the P5+1 countries reached an agreement with Iran on a “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” (JCPOA) regarding Iran’s Nuclear Program. Subject to review by several of the parties’…
Rank this Week: 4936

Albany Business Lawyer Blog

Albany Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Business Law - Published by Albany, New York Business Attorneys — Montgomery Law Firm

http://www.albanybusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    The First Two Rules for Angel Investor

    The First Two Rules for Angel Investor
    Here’s how it happens.  Your friend needs money for her business.  You look into it and conclude it is a good business.  You agree to invest.  Wait!  If the investment is not structured correctly, there could be…
  • Jul 21

    Four Ways to Avoid Liability for Your 401(k)

    Four Ways to Avoid Liability for Your 401(k)
    A 401(k) plan helps achieve two goals:  attracting and retaining employees; and ensuring employees are protected in their old age.  Setting up and running a 401(k) plan is complex.  If set up or run incorrectly, too large a…
  • Jul 9

    Setting up an Unpaid Internship Program after Glatt v. Fox

    Setting up an Unpaid Internship Program after Glatt v. Fox
    Despite the recent ruling in Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures, the best advice to businesses utilizing interns is:  Do the right thing.  The idea behind internships is laudable, provide hands on experience and mentoring in the…
Rank this Week: 4952

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: 2642

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Jul 31

    Do You Cringe When Receiving Documents from Outside Counsel?

    Do You Cringe When Receiving Documents from Outside Counsel?
    “I do not want to work with you to select the words, develop the structure of a paragraph—or document—for that matter. What I want is a thoughtful piece where—if I choose—I can add insight or new thinking. Do not…
  • Jul 29

    Your In-house Counsel Job – Stay or Go?

    Your In-house Counsel Job – Stay or Go?
    The post What is the right length of time to stay in an in house job? appeared first on The Lawyer Whisperer. The post Your In-house Counsel Job – Stay or Go? appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
  • Jul 28

    ‘Successful’ law firms of the future will have non-lawyer CEO

    ‘Successful’ law firms of the future will have non-lawyer CEO
    While regulatory hurdles remain in the US, non-lawyer CEOs may soon be calling the shots at law firms across the pond: “In the next five to ten years, most UK law firms will ask non-lawyer managers to make strategic business decisions…
Rank this Week: 244

Pleasanton Business & Commercial…

Pleasanton Business & Commercial Law Blog

Covers Pleasanton business and commercial law. By Law Offices of James G. Schwartz P.C.

http://www.jgschwartzlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3323

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Jul 31

    AutoZone Sued by EEOC for Racial Classifying

    AutoZone Sued by EEOC for Racial Classifying
    The EEOC has sued AutoZone, a Fortune 500 company which employs some 65,000 people. At the center of the litigation is the firing of sales manager Kevin Stuckey. Stuckey, who is African-American, was employed at a Chicago AutoZone store in…
  • Jul 17

    US Court of Appeals Court Reverses NLRB Ruling RE: AT&T

    US Court of Appeals Court Reverses NLRB Ruling RE: AT&T
    In a ruling that businesses are sure to welcome, a court has ruled that employers can prevent employees from wearing clothing that criticizes the company. A Washington, D.C., federal appeals court reversed the National Labor Relations Board…
  • Jul 10

    EEOC Issues New Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination

    EEOC Issues New Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination
    A U.S. Supreme Court decision made in March 2015 has led the EEOC to issue a new enforcement guidance with respect to pregnancy discrimination. The amendments may impact employers going forward, and it's best to be aware of the changes now in…
Rank this Week: 830

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

Covers fundamental concepts relevant to estate planning, business law, real estate law, and tax law. By Cook & Cook.

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Jul 31

    State Death Tax Is a Killer?

    State Death Tax Is a Killer?
    Stephen Moore & Joel Griffith via The Heritage Foundation: Over the past five years, a handful of states — Indiana, Kansas, Ohio, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Tennessee — have repealed their death taxes mostly in response to…
  • Jun 15

    LLC Agreement Provisions Create Non-Probate Interest

    LLC Agreement Provisions Create Non-Probate Interest
    In Blechman v. Estate of Blechman, a Florida District Court of Appeal recently held that the provisions of a particular limited liability company’s (LLC) operating agreement restricted the transfer of a decedent’s ownership…
  • Jun 15

    LLC Agreement Provisions Create Non-Probate Interest

    LLC Agreement Provisions Create Non-Probate Interest
    In Blechman v. Estate of Blechman, a Florida District Court of Appeal recently held that the provisions of a particular limited liability company’s (LLC) operating agreement restricted the transfer of a decedent’s ownership…
Rank this Week: 2393

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

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

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 31

    ABLE Accounts for Individuals with Disabilitie

    ABLE Accounts for Individuals with Disabilitie
    Financial planning for a family that includes an individual with disabilities, especially those without the resources to fully fund a special needs trust, often has substantial challenges. In December of 2014, the United States Congress…
  • Jul 15

    Workers’ Comp in Assault Case

    Workers’ Comp in Assault Case
    By Sarah E. Cavanagh. The Nebraska Court of Appeals recently held that an employee is not entitled to collect workers’ compensation for an assault perpetrated by another employee if the assault is personal in nature and unrelated to the…
  • Jun 30

    Domain Blocks Now Available for “.sucks” Domain Extension

    Domain Blocks Now Available for “.sucks” Domain Extension
    By Tom Langan. Earlier this year, over 550 new domain name extensions were created.  Examples include .basketball, .college, .miami, and .fishing.  Among the more controversial additions is “.sucks” which allows nearly…
Rank this Week: 4596

Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

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

http://www.deathcarelaw.com/
  • Jul 31

    Missouri Audits: What’s in store for round 2?

    Missouri Audits: What’s in store for round 2?
    The Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors will meet August 4th and 5th to discuss legislation, regulation drafts and changes to the examination process.  The State Board examiners are completing the first audit of…
  • Jul 29

    Preneed Trust Shortages: Investment Management Fee

    Preneed Trust Shortages: Investment Management Fee
    One strength of the state association master trust is that it can provide the ‘critical mass’ required for economies of scale to reduce trust management costs.  As the state master trust grows in size, the association can…
  • Jul 25

    Missouri Funeral Trust: Seeking a Gag Order

    Missouri Funeral Trust: Seeking a Gag Order
    On July 27th, a Missouri court will consider a motion filed by the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors to be dismissed from the lawsuit filed by the Missouri Funeral Trust.  One of the allegations made by the Missouri…
Rank this Week: 1470

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/
  • Jul 31

    Purchasing Real Estate: 3Advantages of Hiring a Lawyer

    Purchasing Real Estate: 3Advantages of Hiring a Lawyer
    Even seasoned business professionals can benefit from having legal counsel on their side when making a purchasing decision.
  • Jul 24

    The Importance of a Partnership Agreement

    The Importance of a Partnership Agreement
    An experienced business attorney can help you identify which issues need to be addressed in your particular partnership arrangement.
  • Jul 17

    Supreme Court Speaks in Two Different Intellectual Property Case

    Supreme Court Speaks in Two Different Intellectual Property Case
    At the end of June 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) published several opinions, including the highly-publicized decision that ruled all bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. While most of America was focused on the…
Rank this Week: 2265

Small Government Contracts Blog

Small Government Contracts Blog

Offers legal news, notes and commentary of interest to small government contractors. By Steven Koprince.

http://smallgovcon.com/
  • Jul 31

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: July 27-31, 2015

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: July 27-31, 2015
    With July almost over, we are looking forward to the remainder of the summer.  But even in the hottest weather, government contracting news never stops.  In this week’s SmallGovCon Week In Review, a new study pushes back at…
  • Jul 31

    Procurement Fraud: Couple Pleads Guilty to $30 Million Scheme (And More)

    Procurement Fraud: Couple Pleads Guilty to $30 Million Scheme (And More)
    A Maryland couple has pleaded guilty to defrauding the government in connection with more than $30 million in set-aside contracts. And, apparently not content with “mere” procurement fraud, the couple has also entered guilty pleas…
  • Jul 29

    GAO: “Rule of Two” Market Research Must Examine Capabilitie

    GAO: “Rule of Two” Market Research Must Examine Capabilitie
    When conducting market research to determine whether a small business set-aside is appropriate under the “rule of two,” a procuring agency must do more than determine whether multiple small businesses are likely to submit…
Rank this Week: 1799

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jul 31

    EXTRATERRITORIALITY OF ANTITRUST LAW IN THE US AND ABROAD: A HOT ISSUE Monday, September 28, 2015 from 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM (EDT)

    EXTRATERRITORIALITY OF ANTITRUST LAW IN THE US AND ABROAD: A HOT ISSUE Monday, September 28, 2015 from 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM (EDT)
    EXTRATERRITORIALITY OF ANTITRUST LAW IN THE US AND ABROAD: A HOT ISSUE Concurrences Review & GWULS Monday, September 28, 2015 from 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM (EDT) Washington, DC, United States Event Details 2:00 – 2:30pm Registration 2:30 –…
  • Jul 31

    Anticompetitive Patents: An Incorporation Solution

    Anticompetitive Patents: An Incorporation Solution
    Adi Ayal, Bar Ilan University and Yaad Rotem, College of Law and Business, Ramat-Gan, Israel offer Anticompetitive Patents: An Incorporation Solution. ABSTRACT: Patent protection is both a blessing and a curse. Allowing for investment and…
  • Jul 31

    ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT: FROM SUNLIGHT TO SHADOWS?

    ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT: FROM SUNLIGHT TO SHADOWS?
    Donald I. Baker, Baker & Miller, PLLC has posted his prepared remarks from the AAI American Antitrust Institute Annual Conference, which honored him for his lifetime achievements in the field - ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT: FROM SUNLIGHT TO…
Rank this Week: 22

Moses & Moses Law Blog

Moses & Moses Law Blog

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

http://www.mosespc.com/blog/
  • Jul 31

    Baby Boomers in a Good Place

    Baby Boomers in a Good Place
    A recent article in The New York Times talked about how many Americans 65 years of age and older are managing just fine in this economy. They are doing better than seniors in prior generations. These are mostly middle class seniors who are…
  • Jun 22

    The Magic of a Revocable Living Trust

    The Magic of a Revocable Living Trust
    The Magic of a Revocable Living Trust By: Anne R. Moses Do you want to leave a very special gift for your family when you pass? This is a gift that they will bless you for. I am talking about the Revocable Living Trust (Trust) that, if drawn…
  • Apr 24

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

    Husband is Not Guilty of Sexual Abuse of his Wife with Alzheimer’s.
    It first seemed incredible that a 78 year old husband could be arrested for a third degree felony for having sex with his wife because someone in the nursing home said the wife was no longer capable of giving consent. The jury found him not…
Rank this Week: 5079

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Jul 31

    [VIDEO] Do You Have to Appear for Virginia Reckless Driving?

    [VIDEO] Do You Have to Appear for Virginia Reckless Driving?
    Depending upon the ticket you have, the court your case is in, and other factors such as your driving record, it may be a case that I can handle without you having to come to court. Contact me today to find out. Video Transcription Do you…
  • Jul 30

    [VIDEO] How to Pre-pay Virginia Ticket

    [VIDEO] How to Pre-pay Virginia Ticket
    Find out how and when to pre-pay your ticket. Keep in mind, when you pre-pay you are saying “I’m guilty”. Contact me today to see what other options you might have. Video Transcription Hello, my name is Andrew Flusche.…
  • Jul 29

    [VIDEO] Can the Police Search Your Car Based on Marijuana Odor?

    [VIDEO] Can the Police Search Your Car Based on Marijuana Odor?
    In Virginia the law says that if the officer smells the odor of marijuana, that alone is enough suspicion that there’s marijuana in the vehicle and therefore the officer has the right to search it because your vehicle is a movable…
Rank this Week: 726

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Jul 31

    When You Can’t Settle, Consider a Mini-Trial

    When You Can’t Settle, Consider a Mini-Trial
    A mini-trial is basically a sophisticated settlement conference. When you have complex questions of mixed law and fact, a mini-trial may be your best way forward. A mini-trial is a voluntary, confidential, and nonbinding procedure consisting…
  • Jul 29

    Filing an Appeal? Follow 3 Steps to Drafting an Effective Statement of the Case

    Filing an Appeal? Follow 3 Steps to Drafting an Effective Statement of the Case
    The appellate court probably knows the relevant law but not the facts of your case, so it will look to your appellant’s brief to fill this void. If you don’t provide an adequate statement of the case in your brief, the court will…
  • Jul 27

    10 Tips for Workplace Investigation Interview

    10 Tips for Workplace Investigation Interview
    Given the employer’s duty to “take all reasonable steps” to prevent discrimination, harassment, and other unlawful practices (Govt C §12940(h)(5), (k); 29 CFR §1604.11(d)), employment lawyers can expect to…
Rank this Week: 2414

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/
  • Jul 31

    Legal Links – July 31, 2015

    Legal Links – July 31, 2015
    On Fridays, we compile and post Legal Links, a list of legal news, reported cases, community events and topics of interest to Lancaster residents and readers of the Lancaster Law Blog. 1.  Bike Lancaster. Cycling is a sport (and…
  • Jul 30

    Share the Road: Cycling Laws in Pennsylvania

    Share the Road: Cycling Laws in Pennsylvania
    As an avid cyclist, Central Pennsylvania offers many great routes and opportunities to ride a bike, and summer is the prime time to get out and take advantage of the great weather. Although I enjoy hitting the trails in Mount Gretna every now…
  • Jul 24

    Legal Links – July 24, 2015

    Legal Links – July 24, 2015
    On Fridays, we compile and post Legal Links, a list of legal news, reported cases, community events and topics of interest to Lancaster residents and readers of the Lancaster Law Blog. 1.  Osprey is the New Eagle. In 2014, the bald…
Rank this Week: 1021

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

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

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Jul 31

    Where Women Are On Board: Perspectives from Gender Diverse Boardroom

    Where Women Are On Board: Perspectives from Gender Diverse Boardroom
    Interest in, and momentum toward, greater diversity in the boardrooms of U.S. publicly traded companies is increasing. We believe this is due to a combination of international developments, workplace trends and investor sentiment.…
  • Jul 30

    2015 Proxy Season Review

    2015 Proxy Season Review
    Our 2015 Proxy Season Review summarizes significant developments relating to shareholder proposals to date during the 2015 proxy season. Although shareholder activists pursuing strategic or management changes continue to dominate…
  • Jul 30

    Dodd Frank Turns 5

    Dodd Frank Turns 5
    July 21, 2015 marked the 5th anniversary of President Obama signing the Dodd-Frank Act into law. Even though the Act is more than 800 pages in length, it is the Act’s 390 rulemaking requirements and the 307 proposed and final rules…
Rank this Week: 113

bevlog

bevlog

Distilling a million label approvals down to the ones that affect you. Tracks legal trends in beer, wine and spirits product approvals. By Lehrman Beverage Law.

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog
  • Jul 31

    Red Stripe: Another One Bites…

    Red Stripe: Another One Bites…
    This morning I awakened to find yet another lawsuit about sketchy alcohol beverage labels. It sounds like Red Stripe is being sued for being a fake Jamaican, like the guy depicted off to the right. I am going to see if my colleagues John and…
  • Jul 24

    Angel’s Envy Rye Case, Not Going Away

    Angel’s Envy Rye Case, Not Going Away
    Those three little words, above (CRAFTED BY HAND), are causing a ruckus for Angel’s Envy Rye, in Judge Aspen’s court in Chicago. In the great whiskey wars commencing in 2014, Maker’s Mark had a great day, here, in May. By…
  • Jul 18

    Blue Moon Asserts it is Plenty Craft Enough

    Blue Moon Asserts it is Plenty Craft Enough
    At long last, MillerCoors filed its response, in the Blue Moon case, on July 13. The company makes some good arguments, and to my ear, these seem best: MillerCoors is expressly authorized by state and federal law to use the Blue Moon Brewing…
Rank this Week: 500

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Jul 31

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar – Pan-Mass Challenge Edition

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar – Pan-Mass Challenge Edition
    At the time this story gets published on Friday, I will be on bike somewhere between Hillsdale, New York and Sturbridge, Massachusetts. That’s the first leg of my Pan-Mass Challenge ride to support cancer research. I’ll end up in…
  • Jul 29

    Pay to Play Rule In Effect on July 31

    Pay to Play Rule In Effect on July 31
    The Securities and Exchange Commission announced the compliance date for the ban on third-party solicitation pursuant to the Pay-to-Play rule: July 31, 2015. Rule 206(4)-5 prohibits an investment adviser from providing compensated services to…
  • Jul 24

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for July 24

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for July 24
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention in between bike rides.(It’s not too late to support my Pan-Mass Challenge ride to support cancer research.) SEC hires new private funds specialist by…
Rank this Week: 416

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    No silver bullet for innovator in bullion market

    No silver bullet for innovator in bullion market
    Provident Precious Metals, LLC v. Northwest Territorial Mint, LLC, 2015 WL 4522923, No. 3:13–CV–02942 (N.D. Tex. July 27, 2015) Interesting TM/copyright case that straddles the boundaries of so-called aesthetic and…
  • Jul 30

    Amicus supporting rehearing in MTM v. Amazon

    Amicus supporting rehearing in MTM v. Amazon
    IP Professors, with excellent assistance from Cathy Gellis.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jul 30

    Limiting remedies when a descriptive fair use defense fail

    Limiting remedies when a descriptive fair use defense fail
    Anhing Corp. v. Thuan Phong Co., No. CV 13-05167, 2015 WL 4517846  (C.D. Cal. Jul. 24, 2015)   This post-trial ruling covers a lot of detailed ground on descriptive fair use, unclean hands, and remedies.  Anhing…
Rank this Week: 68

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Jul 31

    NJ Supreme Court Rules Watchdog Employees Entitled Whistleblower Protection

    NJ Supreme Court Rules Watchdog Employees Entitled Whistleblower Protection
    The Supreme Court of New Jersey recently held that a plaintiff who reports conduct as part of his or her job is entitled to the whistle-blowing protections afforded under the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA). In light of the…
  • Jul 30

    Are Performance Reviews Becoming Passé? Five Tips for Re-tooling Your Policy

    Are Performance Reviews Becoming Passé? Five Tips for Re-tooling Your Policy
    For supervisors and their reports, the requirement for conducting performance reviews has been an annual rite that both sides have endured at sufferance. The quality of the process and its purpose is rarely evaluated or questioned. …
  • Jul 29

    DOL Warns “Most” Independent Contractors Are Misclassified Worker

    DOL Warns “Most” Independent Contractors Are Misclassified Worker
    On July 15, 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL) published guidance on the increasing number of misclassified workers. The agency’s broad interpretation of “employee” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) suggests that…
Rank this Week: 797

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Jul 31

    ’34 Act Reports: Benchmarking Law Firm Bill

    ’34 Act Reports: Benchmarking Law Firm Bill
    I probably haven’t been touting our numerous checklists – over 300 of them now – sufficiently. For example, this one on “’34 Act Reports – Benchmarking Law Firm Bills” provides practical guidance…
  • Jul 30

    Pay Ratio Rules Coming Next Wednesday! (& Our “Pay Ratio Workshop” on August 25th!)

    Pay Ratio Rules Coming Next Wednesday! (& Our “Pay Ratio Workshop” on August 25th!)
    Last night, the SEC posted its Sunshine Act notice to adopt the pay ratio rules next Wednesday, August 5th. My blog on CompensationStandards.com gives a guess as to some of the rule’s final parameters. We want to help you get prepared…
  • Jul 29

    Proxy Disclosure Awards: The Winners!

    Proxy Disclosure Awards: The Winners!
    We have the winners in the 12 categories for our “Proxy Disclosure Awards”! Congrats to them & all the nominees! As promised, the voting was transparent as here are the results of the final tallies. Thanks to the 500+ of you…
Rank this Week: 290

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/
  • Jul 31

    Khan, Serafeim, & Yoon on Corporate Sustainability and Materiality

    Khan, Serafeim, & Yoon on Corporate Sustainability and Materiality
    Mozaffar Khan, George Serafeim, and Aaron Yoon of Harvard Business School have posted an interesting working paper entitled Corporate Sustainability: First Evidence on Materiality. The abstract follows: An increasing number of companies make…
  • Jul 30

    Funding Tips from Angel Investors and Venture Capitalist

    Funding Tips from Angel Investors and Venture Capitalist
    Last week I attended a panel discussion with angel investors and venture capitalists hosted by Refresh Miami. Almost two hundred entrepreneurs and tech professionals attended the summer startup series to learn the inside scoop on fundraising…
  • Jul 29

    Comparative Corporate Law - Important New Teaching Text

    Comparative Corporate Law - Important New Teaching Text
    My friend and corporate law colleague Marco Ventoruzzo (Penn State Law and Bocconi University) recently let me know that he and several others--Pierre-Henri Conac, Gen Goto, Sebastian Mock, Mario Notari, and Arad Reisberg--have published a…
Rank this Week: 91

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

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

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Jul 31

    CalPERS And Pay Equity

    CalPERS And Pay Equity
    The Securities and Exchange Commission has given notice of its intent to adopt final pay ratio disclosure rules at its meeting next week.  In applauding the SEC’s proposed rules, the California Public Employees’ Retirement…
  • Jul 30

    Senate Appropriations Committee Is Next Stop For California Finders Bill

    Senate Appropriations Committee Is Next Stop For California Finders Bill
    AB 667 (Wagner) continues to wend its way through the California legislature.  The bill, which was sponsored by the Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the California State Bar, defines a finder as a natural person who,…
  • Jul 29

    California Crowdfunding Bill In Suspense

    California Crowdfunding Bill In Suspense
    Yesterday, Broc Romanek published several posts regarding crowdfunding.  Meanwhile here in California, crowd funding has stalled in the legislature.  AB 722 (Perea) passed unanimously out the Assembly Committee on Judiciary…
Rank this Week: 384

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Composite Caps for Foreign Investment Formalized

    Composite Caps for Foreign Investment Formalized
    We had earlier discussed the Union Cabinet’s decision to create composite caps for foreign investment under various categories. That decision has now been formalized in the form of Press Note No. 8 of 2015 issued by the Department of…
  • Jul 30

    Participatory Note

    Participatory Note
    [The following guest post is contributed by Rishi A, a fourth year student of Hidayatullah National Law University]IntroductionThe Supreme Court appointed Special Investigations Team (“SIT”), in its report on how best to curb…
  • Jul 29

    Secretarial Standards – 1: Circulation of Signed Board Minute

    Secretarial Standards – 1: Circulation of Signed Board Minute
    [The following guest post is contributed by Nivedita Shankar, Partner, Corporate Law Division at Vinod Kothari & Co.]Paragraph 7.6.4 of Secretarial Standards - 1 (“SS-1”) states that signed board minutes have to be circulated…
Rank this Week: 312

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: 114

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to starting and running a business.

http://www.kalialawpc.com/from-the-blog/
  • Jul 30

    Intellectual Property Licensing Issue

    Intellectual Property Licensing Issue
    When you obtain a patent, trademark, or copyright to protect your intellectual property (IP), you obtain the sole rights to use and benefit from your invention, brand, or original work. However, one of the main ways you can benefit from these…
  • Jul 14

    Under Armour Files to Trademark Phrases Related to Stephen Curry Endorsement

    Under Armour Files to Trademark Phrases Related to Stephen Curry Endorsement
    Activewear supplier Under Armour took steps in May of this year to trademark certain phrases related to its relationship with 2015 NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry, according to report published by ESPN. Curry is Under Armour’s…
  • Jun 26

    Can a Wedding Photographer Refuse to Photograph a Same-Sex Wedding?

    Can a Wedding Photographer Refuse to Photograph a Same-Sex Wedding?
    In a historic ruling, the United States Supreme Court decided Obgerfell v. Hodges late last week, holding that states must recognize same-sex marriage. While this is certainly a landmark victory for advocates of gay rights, it does not mean…
Rank this Week: 4760

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
  • Jul 30

    Recommended Reading: The Dodd-Frank Act’s Fifth Anniversary

    Recommended Reading: The Dodd-Frank Act’s Fifth Anniversary
    On July 21, 2010 the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law by President Obama. Here's the SEC's overview of which mandatory rulemaking provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act it has addressed so far:…
  • Jul 29

    7th Circuit Opens Door to Data Breach Class Action

    7th Circuit Opens Door to Data Breach Class Action
    On July 20, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit issued an opinion that could dramatically change the class action landscape for companies that are victims of hackers. In Remijas v. Neiman Marcus Gp., the 7th Circuit…
  • Jul 29

    2015 Changes to Delaware Law Go into Effect

    2015 Changes to Delaware Law Go into Effect
    Amendments to the DGCL Several significant amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law (DGCL) were signed into law on June 24, 2015, and will go into effect on August 1, 2015. Most significantly, these amendments: Prohibit…
Rank this Week: 4618

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Jul 30

    Is Safeway now a QSR? - New

    Is Safeway now a QSR? - New
    Chain Restaurants continue expanding branded menu favorites into Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) products. Most chain restaurants are offering frozen food. Those items can be found in the new frozen food court (frozen aisle) at your local…
  • Jul 29

    How to Pre-Sell a Convention or Event - Marketing

    How to Pre-Sell a Convention or Event - Marketing
    Perry Marshall is a modern day marketing legend. Google his name and you will find over 80,000 references. He has helped over 100,000 advertisers avoid the Google stupidity tax. He is the author of the " The Ultimate Guide...
  • Jul 29

    Serious Concerns for Serious Franchisees - New

    Serious Concerns for Serious Franchisees - New
    A franchise contract is a long-term arrangement that sets forth the rights and obligations of franchisee and franchisor in the operation of a franchised business. This long term relationship deserves serious attention by a franchisee. I…
Rank this Week: 747

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/
  • Jul 30

    Advancement Claim Addressed in Receivership Context

    Advancement Claim Addressed in Receivership Context
    The Chancery opinion in Andrikopoulos v. Silicon Valley Innovation Company, LLC, C.A. No. 9899-VCP (Del. Ch. July 30, 2015), addressed the priority of an advancement claim in the context of a receivership under Delaware law. Bottom line:…
  • Jul 30

    ABA Journal’s Annual Blog (Blawg) Contest

    ABA Journal’s Annual Blog (Blawg) Contest
    The ABA Journal is conducting its annual contest of the top legal blogs in the U.S. This hyperlink brings you to the ABA survey page. The full explanation from their website follows: Blawg 100 Amici We’re working on our annual ……
  • Jul 28

    Chancery Awards Damages Related to Intentionally Low Valuation

    Chancery Awards Damages Related to Intentionally Low Valuation
    The Delaware Court of Chancery’s opinion in Fox v. CDx Holdings, Inc., C.A. No. 8031-VCL (Del. Ch. July 28, 2015), addresses a complex set of facts relating to the liability resulting from the intentionally inaccurate valuation of…
Rank this Week: 179

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Jul 30

    The Developing Phenomenon of Trade Sanction-Related Follow-On Civil Litigation

    The Developing Phenomenon of Trade Sanction-Related Follow-On Civil Litigation
    In the latest example of a case where alleged violations of U.S. trade sanction laws have led to a follow-on civil lawsuit, on July 28, 2015, a plaintiff shareholder filed a securities class action lawsuit against VASCO Data Security…
  • Jul 30

    Cornerstone Research Releases Midyear Securities Litigation Report

    Cornerstone Research Releases Midyear Securities Litigation Report
    The number of federal securities class action lawsuit filings in the first half of 2015 was above the number of securities suits in the first half of 2014, although below long-term semiannual averages, according to the latest report from…
  • Jul 28

    Meanwhile, Back at the FDIC Failed Bank Litigation Ranch

    Meanwhile, Back at the FDIC Failed Bank Litigation Ranch
    As the global financial crisis has receded further into the past and as other issues have crowded to the top of the agenda, the remaining vestiges from the credit crisis have faded into the background. But though the peak of the crisis is now…
Rank this Week: 142

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 158

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/
  • Jul 30

    Sean Griffith's Deal Tax Clinic

    Sean Griffith's Deal Tax Clinic
    Fordham's Sean Griffith is putting his motions where his writing is, and taking positions against "deal tax" shareholder settlements. If...
  • Jul 29

    Peter Conti-Brown on the Fed's Regional Bank

    Peter Conti-Brown on the Fed's Regional Bank
    My colleague Peter Conti-Brown has an op-ed in the Times today regarding the Fed's crazy regional bank system. A taste:...
  • Jul 28

    Shadow Everything

    Shadow Everything
    I was looking at Dan Scwarcz's lastest paper on Shadow Insurance, which is a thing: Shadow insurance – defined as...
Rank this Week: 17

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers commercial litigation, directors and shareholders, and securities issues in Canada. Edited by Dan Parlow and Neil Kornfield.

http://www.businesslawblog.ca
  • Jul 30

    Options to Renew: Key Points to Consider in Lease Renewal

    Options to Renew: Key Points to Consider in Lease Renewal
    The Supreme Court of British Columbia recently clarified renewal rights in the context of a commercial lease in The Zone Bowling Centre (2002) Ltd. v. 14100 Entertainment Blvd. Investments Ltd., 2015 BCSC 524. The decision stresses the…
  • Jun 26

    The Price of Termination – Dependent Contractors in the Workplace

    The Price of Termination – Dependent Contractors in the Workplace
    One of the most significant mistakes a business owner can make when it comes to engaging a worker is classifying that worker incorrectly.  Many business owners are aware that misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor can…
  • May 21

    The new Family Law Act- One Way to Lose Your Exclusion

    The new Family Law Act- One Way to Lose Your Exclusion
    Under the Family Law Act, S.B.C. 2011, c. 25 (the “FLA”) unless property is “excluded property”, property owned by at least one spouse upon separation is family property and presumptively to be equally divided. …
Rank this Week: 3126

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Florida Guardian Advocacy

    Florida Guardian Advocacy
    Many parents who have children with physical and/or mental developmental disabilities need to know what to do when their child comes of age. On a child’s 18th Birthday, regardless of any physical or mental disability, their parents…
  • Jul 30

    Recent Florida case invalidates the will of a husband killed by his wife

    Recent Florida case invalidates the will of a husband killed by his wife
    Florida’s 4th District Court of Appeals recently decided the case of what to do with a will that left the murder’s children the victim’s estate. The trial court held the “slayer statute” did not affect the will,…
  • Jul 29

    How a trust can allow a parent to influence loved ones lives after death.

    How a trust can allow a parent to influence loved ones lives after death.
    A trust is one of the most important estate planning tools available and can be used to achieve almost any estate plan’s purpose. A trust can even be drafted with provisions to allow the settlor, or the person who creates the trust, to…
Rank this Week: 221

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
  • Jul 30

    Merger activity remains strong in Q3 2015; average deal size spike

    Merger activity remains strong in Q3 2015; average deal size spike
    CONTRIBUTED BY Trent Dykes trent.dykes@dlapiper.com Earlier today PitchBook released its M&A Report for Q3 2015 and the stats indicate continued strength in merger and acquisition activity. While the overall deal count for Q2…
  • Jul 7

    Recap of Q2 2015 Venture Capital Activity by Region

    Recap of Q2 2015 Venture Capital Activity by Region
    CONTRIBUTED BY Trent Dykes trent.dykes@dlapiper.com PitchBook just released its analysis of 2Q 2015 venture capital activity by region, focusing on the six of the most active U.S. regions: the Bay Area; Boston; New York; Los Angeles; the…
  • Jul 1

    SEC Proposes Clawback Rule

    SEC Proposes Clawback Rule
    CONTRIBUTED BY Andrew Ledbetter andrew.ledbetter@dlapiper.com   The SEC has proposed rules requiring listed issuers to adopt and comply with written “clawback” policies. These policies would need to provide that, if a listed…
Rank this Week: 2056

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/
  • Jul 30

    DOJ files for cert in Newman

    DOJ files for cert in Newman
    Since the financial crisis in 2008, the DOJ has been teaching yet another generation of insider traders the important lesson that one shall not trade on confidential inside information. However, that campaign took a big - one might say…
  • Jul 27

    Crown jewels making a comeback

    Crown jewels making a comeback
    Christina Sautter has a new paper - Fleecing the Family Jewels, which is set to appear in the Tulane Law Review. The paper argues that crown jewel deal protections have made a comeback in recent years and reminds us why...
  • Jul 20

    Tenure Voting System

    Tenure Voting System
    Lynne Dallas and Jordan Barry have posted an interesting paper on tenure voting, or what they call time phased voting. Some of you will recognize tenure voting systems from the J.M. Smuckers experience (described in a recent WSJ piece) and...
Rank this Week: 108

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

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

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
Rank this Week: 4355

Footnoted

Footnoted

Reports on actionable information in SEC filings.

http://www.footnoted.com/
Rank this Week: 4427

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Jul 30

    Contracts for Trophy Hunting A Bad Idea

    Contracts for Trophy Hunting A Bad Idea
    I earlier blogged on an American TV personality's contract to hunt and kill one of the most highly endangered species on earth: a black rhino. That hunt has now been completed at a price tag of $350,000. The asserted reasoning...
  • Jul 29

    Oxford Conference on General Principles of Law

    Oxford Conference on General Principles of Law
    Institute of European and Comparative Law General Principles of Law: European and Comparative Perspectives Celebrating 20 Years of the Institute of European and Comparative Law Friday 25-26 September 2015 St Anne's College Oxford and the…
  • Jul 28

    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 1 189 The Law, Economics, and Psychology of Manipulation Eric A. Posner University of Chicago - Law School 2 155 After the Revolution:…
Rank this Week: 128

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
Rank this Week: 1652