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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

Small Government Contracts Blog

Small Government Contracts Blog

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

http://smallgovcon.com/
  • Apr 1

    Small Business’s FedBid Suspension Was Improper, Says GAO

    Small Business’s FedBid Suspension Was Improper, Says GAO
    The suspension of a small business’s FedBid account was improper because the matter was not referred to the SBA under the SBA’s certificate of competency procedures. In an important decision for small businesses participating in…
  • Mar 30

    GAO: 28-Day Proposal Period Was Reasonable

    GAO: 28-Day Proposal Period Was Reasonable
    A 28-day period was sufficient time for offerors to prepare proposals in response to a solicitation for janitorial and mechanical services. In a recent decision, the GAO held that, under the circumstances of the procurement, it was…
  • Mar 27

    Introducing Koprince Law LLC

    Introducing Koprince Law LLC
    If you are a regular SmallGovCon reader, you might notice a few small changes on our blog–those dealing with our contact information.  I am pleased to announce the formation of Koprince Law LLC, which officially opens its doors for…
Rank this Week: 1799

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/pct-law-group-legal-insights/
  • Apr 1

    3 Tips to Avoid Construction Litigation

    3 Tips to Avoid Construction Litigation
    Commercial construction disputes will occur, but there are three ways to prevent them from becoming fights that need to be resolved in court or arbitration, according to Christopher G. Hill, writing on the blog Construction Law in North…
  • Mar 20

    “I Got Rid of the Old Bastard” Discrimination Case Goes to Trial

    “I Got Rid of the Old Bastard” Discrimination Case Goes to Trial
    Employers should gather their managers for a special meeting to advise them never to say: “Go get a job as a Wal-Mart door greeter” — when terminating a senior employee. “I’m the one that got rid of the old…
  • Mar 20

    Fourth Circuit Affirms Dismissal FLSA Case Obtained by Malik Cutlar of PCT Law Group

    Fourth Circuit Affirms Dismissal FLSA Case Obtained by Malik Cutlar of PCT Law Group
    In the amoeba-like jurisprudence of wage and hour misclassification cases involving Information Technology (“IT”) professionals, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a ruling from the Eastern District of Virginia that…
Rank this Week: 4510

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/
  • Apr 1

    GM Faces Constituency Director Conflict Issue

    GM Faces Constituency Director Conflict Issue
    On Feb. 11, The Wall Street Journal reported that General Motors (GM) was evaluating a potential nominee to its board from four hedge funds, collectively holding more than 34 million of GM’s shares. According to the report, the…
  • Mar 31

    Morris James Launches Data Privacy and Information Governance Group

    Morris James Launches Data Privacy and Information Governance Group
    Morris James LLP has formed a Data Privacy and Information Governance Group. The Data Privacy and Information Governance Group is an interdisciplinary team of corporate and fiduciary duty attorneys, attorneys well-versed in electronic data…
  • Mar 30

    Court Of Chancery Explains How Hard It Is To Appeal Arbitration Order

    Court Of Chancery Explains How Hard It Is To Appeal Arbitration Order
    3850 & 3860 Colonial Blvd. LLC v. Griffin, C.A. 9575-VCN (March 30, 2015) This decision explains how hard it is to appeal an order staying litigation in favor of arbitration.  Even when there are some good arguments over whether the…
Rank this Week: 496

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Apr 1

    Bundesrat: Datenschutz soll gestärkt werden / Vorentwurf für eine Revision des DSG bis spätestens Ende August 2016

    Bundesrat: Datenschutz soll gestärkt werden / Vorentwurf für eine Revision des DSG bis spätestens Ende August 2016
    Gemäss Medienmitteilung vom 1. April 2015 will der Bundesrat (BR) das Datenschutzgesetz (DSG) revidieren. Er hat das Eidgenössische Justiz- und Polizeidepartement (EJPD) beauftragt, ihm unter Berücksichtigung der derzeit…
  • Mar 30

    Schweiz und EU paraphieren Abkommen für den AIA in Steuersachen

    Schweiz und EU paraphieren Abkommen für den AIA in Steuersachen
    Die Schweiz und die EU haben am 19. März 2015 in Brüssel ein Abkommen zur Einführung des globalen Standards für den AIA in Steuersachen paraphiert. In einer gemeinsamen Erklärung haben die Vertragsparteien…
  • Mar 27

    Corporate Governance aus Sicht der FINMA

    Corporate Governance aus Sicht der FINMA
    Mark Branson, Direktor der Eidgenössischen Finanzmarktaufsicht FINMA, hat an der 12. Zürcher Aktienrechtstagung ein Referat über die Aufsichtspraxis und die Erwartungen der FINMA im Bereich der Corporate Governance gehalten.…
Rank this Week: 4443

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Apr 1

    Antitrust and Patent Issues, Part II - CPI Antitrust Chronicle Spring 2015, Volume 3 Number 2

    Antitrust and Patent Issues, Part II - CPI Antitrust Chronicle Spring 2015, Volume 3 Number 2
    We're still swimming in the murky waters of patents in this second of two issues on antitrust and patents, compiled with Danny Sokol's guidance. These articles continue exploring the turmoil with in-depth analyses on, among other issues, the…
  • Apr 1

    Turkish leniency programme: a critical review

    Turkish leniency programme: a critical review
    Meltem Bagis Akkaya, Chief Competition Expert, Turkish Competition Authority offers Turkish leniency programme: a critical review. ABSTRACT: Leniency programmes represent an effective, and often the only, tool for detecting secret…
  • Apr 1

    Bank Competition, Welfare and Stability: The Interplay Between Loan and Deposit Market

    Bank Competition, Welfare and Stability: The Interplay Between Loan and Deposit Market
    Stefan Arping, University of Amsterdam Business School; Tinbergen Institute Bank explores Competition, Welfare and Stability: The Interplay Between Loan and Deposit Markets. ABSTRACT: I devise a model of imperfect competition in banking,…
Rank this Week: 22

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/
  • Apr 1

    SEC Form D Amendment

    SEC Form D Amendment
    When a company decides to raise capital, the company must file Form D giving notice of an exempt offering of securities with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Commission rules require the notice to be filed by companies and funds that…
  • Mar 27

    New Seattle Minimum Wage Law Goes Into Effect April 1

    New Seattle Minimum Wage Law Goes Into Effect April 1
    Last time we wrote about the new Seattle minimum wage ordinance, we discussed how the International Franchise Association (IFA) filed a federal lawsuit claiming that the ordinance unfairly discriminates against franchisees. The IFA was asking…
  • Mar 23

    When is a loan subject to securities regulations?

    When is a loan subject to securities regulations?
    Background What is a security? Securities are contracts for an interest in a company, sometimes called an “investment contract.” A typical example of a security transaction is the sale of company stock in exchange for cash. The…
Rank this Week: 2445

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

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

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 17

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Apr 1

    Mike Pence and Lambda Legal Reach Agreement

    Mike Pence and Lambda Legal Reach Agreement
    Indiana Governor Mike Pence (pictured) is in a tough spot. As reported here, Indiana is facing protests, threats of boycotts and possible losses of business opportunities as a result of its version of the state Religious Freedom Restoration…
  • Apr 1

    New in Print

    New in Print
    Wendy Netter Epstein, Public-Private Contracting and the Reciprocity Norm, 64 Am. U. L. Rev. 1 (2014) Maria Augusta Ferreira, The Brazilian Amazon Region Protected Areas (ARPA) Program: The Challenges to a Public-Private Partnership, 26 Geo.…
  • Mar 31

    Physicist Publishes Autobiography, Defying the Department of Energy: A Contracts Take

    Physicist Publishes Autobiography, Defying the Department of Energy: A Contracts Take
    My friend Ken Ford is enjoying his fifteen minutes of fame, courtesy of the Department of Energy (D0E), which is displeased with his memoir, Building the H-Bomb: A Personal History. According to this report in the New York Times, DoE...
Rank this Week: 128

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    ANA conference: Miss. AG Jim Hood

    ANA conference: Miss. AG Jim Hood
    Keynote Address, Jim Hood, Attorney General, State of Mississippi, President, National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Law enforcement has to be moving to the internet, where crime is going. Worked with ISPs on child porn/hash…
  • Apr 1

    ANA conference: survey

    ANA conference: survey
    What Do Consumers Think? Using Online Surveys To Demonstrate Implied Claims David G. Mallen, Co-Chair, Advertising Disputes, Loeb & Loeb LLP: NAD now forum of choice for many ad challenges, especially since the standard of proof is…
  • Apr 1

    ANA conference: keynote

    ANA conference: keynote
    2015 ANA ConferenceKeynote Address: Michael O’Rielly, Commissioner, FCCMissed most of this due to transit, but he thanked advertisers for defending their interests before the FCC and said they should be involved before an issue reaches…
Rank this Week: 69

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/
  • Apr 1

    What’s in a (Fictitious) Name?

    What’s in a (Fictitious) Name?
    The Pennsylvania Fictitious Names Act generally requires any business that is operating in Pennsylvania under an assumed name, style or designation other than the proper name of the entity using such name to register their fictitious name…
  • Mar 24

    Do You Want FHA Approval for Your Condominium?

    Do You Want FHA Approval for Your Condominium?
    There are all kinds of acronyms floating around when talking about mortgage programs for condominium associations:  FHA, VA, FMNA, FHLMC, FDMC, etc.  Community associations may benefit from learning about these programs, especially…
  • Mar 23

    12-Packs Available Earlier Than Anticipated

    12-Packs Available Earlier Than Anticipated
    Earlier this month, the PLCB made headlines when they issued a ruling indicating that beer distributors could now sell 12-packs of beer.  In the wake of that decision, many beer distributors and breweries were scrambling to make changes…
Rank this Week: 1014

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
  • Apr 1

    Estate Plan Privacy

    Estate Plan Privacy
    Perhaps one of the most overlooked aspects of a revocable "living" trust is the privacy that it can provide. If you're not familiar the concept of  a living trust, it is a legal document often used in estate planning, either in…
  • Mar 25

    The Achieving A Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act

    The Achieving A Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act
    Late last year President Obama signed the Achieving A Better Life Experience ("ABLE") Act into law. In essence, the ABLE Act can allow individuals with qualifying disabilities or their families to set aside funds for education, housing and…
  • Feb 13

    Facebook & Estate Planning

    Facebook & Estate Planning
    Facebook recently announced a limited digital estate planning functionality, called Facebook Legacy Contacts, associated with Facebook accounts: Today we’re introducing a new feature that lets people choose a legacy contact—a…
Rank this Week: 2434

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Covers commercial and civil litigation in New York.

http://www.nylitigationfirm.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4748

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Apr 1

    Regulation A+: facilitating small company access to capital

    Regulation A+: facilitating small company access to capital
    On March 25, 2015, the SEC Commissioners unanimously adopted final rules amending Regulation A, effective in 60 days, extending an existing exemptions for smaller issues as required under Title IV of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS)…
  • Mar 31

    More Beliefs: Director Primacy and Public and Private Companie

    More Beliefs: Director Primacy and Public and Private Companie
    Yesterday, Prof. Bainbridge annotated my "creed" on corporate governance, and I appreciated his take. In fact, many of his chosen sources would have been mine. In a later footnote, he noted that he was not sure what I meant by...
  • Mar 30

    The "Daily Fantasy Sports" Marketplace Is Booming, But Is It Legal?

    The "Daily Fantasy Sports" Marketplace Is Booming, But Is It Legal?
    Over the past few weeks I have posted extensively on how gambling laws treat commercial NCAA Tournament pools. However, March Madness pools are not the only form of online sports gaming proliferating on the Internet. Indeed, play-for-cash…
Rank this Week: 88

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Apr 1

    Trust Property for Cats Sold to Pay for Settlor’s Care

    Trust Property for Cats Sold to Pay for Settlor’s Care
    What if the dead hand is still living? A recent trust case prompts the macabre metaphor. In Siegel v Fife (Feb. 26, 2015, B253746) 2015 Cal App Lexis 180, Settlor created a revocable trust in 2005. The trust included a specific gift of a…
  • Mar 30

    Post-Dispute Adoption of Arbitration Bylaw Fail

    Post-Dispute Adoption of Arbitration Bylaw Fail
    The following is a guest blog post by Richard G. Burt. Mr. Burt provides legal services to new and established businesses, including forming business entities, negotiating and drafting agreements, and advising clients on business law issues.…
  • Mar 25

    To Tweet or Not to Tweet?

    To Tweet or Not to Tweet?
    As more attorneys are dipping their toes into the social media waters to network through LinkedIn and reach potential clients through Facebook, many are wondering whether they should also be using Twitter. There are definitely benefits…
Rank this Week: 2437

Maryland Business Law Developments

Maryland Business Law Developments

Tracks judicial developments in Maryland business law. By the Business Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association.

http://marylandbusinesslawdevelopments.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Falls Garden Condominium Ass’n, Inc. v. Falls Homeowners Ass’n, Inc. (Md. Court of Appeals)

    Falls Garden Condominium Ass’n, Inc. v. Falls Homeowners Ass’n, Inc. (Md. Court of Appeals)
    Filed: January 27, 2015Opinion by: Lynne A. BattagliaHolding:  A letter of intent may be an enforceable contract where definite terms are included, signaling intent of the parties to be bound, and the material terms of a contract are…
  • Mar 30

    Walton v. Network Solutions (Ct. of Special Appeals)

    Walton v. Network Solutions (Ct. of Special Appeals)
    Filed: February 26, 2015Opinion By: Michael W. ReedHolding: Appellant, Jeffrey Walton, failed to allege facts sufficiently specific to substantiate his claims against Appellee, Network Solutions, for violating either the Maryland Commercial…
  • Mar 26

    Bank of Commerce v. Maryland Financial Bank (Maryland U.S.D.C.)

    Bank of Commerce v. Maryland Financial Bank (Maryland U.S.D.C.)
    Filed: March 2, 2015Opinion by: Ellen Lipton HollanderHoldings:  The meaning of a contractual provision is not discerned by reading it in isolation, but by recognizing its relation to the other terms of the complete contractual…
Rank this Week: 1143

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

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

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Apr 1

    Keeping It Private—Tough Disclosure Issues in Take-Private Transaction

    Keeping It Private—Tough Disclosure Issues in Take-Private Transaction
    Editor's Note: Daniel Wolf is a partner at Kirkland & Ellis focusing on mergers and acquisitions. The following post is based on a Kirkland memorandum by Mr. Wolf and Norbert B. Knapke II. One of the tougher issues buyers face when…
  • Apr 1

    More Corporate Actions, More Insider Trading?

    More Corporate Actions, More Insider Trading?
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Patrick Augustin of the Finance Area at McGill University; Jianfeng Hu of the Finance Area at Singapore Management University; and Menachem Brenner and Marti Subrahmanyam, both of the Finance…
  • Mar 31

    Supreme Court’s Omnicare Decision Muddies Section 11 Opinion Liability Standard

    Supreme Court’s Omnicare Decision Muddies Section 11 Opinion Liability Standard
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Jon N. Eisenberg, partner in the Government Enforcement practice at K&L Gates LLP, and is based on a K&L Gates publication by Mr. Eisenberg. The complete publication, including…
Rank this Week: 114

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

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

Covers business news.

http://www.eclewis.com/
  • Apr 1

    Full-Strength Beer & Liquor in Grocery Store

    Full-Strength Beer & Liquor in Grocery Store
    Recently, there has been a greater push to allow grocery stores and other chains like Target to be able to sell liquor, wine, and full-strength beer at all of their locations. Currently, Colorado law only permits one liquor license per…
  • Mar 25

    Appreciating your Customers and Client

    Appreciating your Customers and Client
    It cannot be put any more simply than to say that without your customers and/or clients, your business could not survive, so lets talk about ways that you can show your appreciation to them and increase their loyalty to keep them coming back…
  • Mar 18

    Consider Diversifying Your Busine

    Consider Diversifying Your Busine
    Now that Spring is just around the corner, lets talk about one way of making an exciting new change to your business as part of some spring cleaning. A while back there was some interesting speculation that turned out to become a reality,…
Rank this Week: 3873

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
Rank this Week: 112

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Apr 1

    April 1

    April 1
    A reminder to look at your calendar before trusting the news or a strange situation today. For fun, try Google Maps and look for the Pac-Man option. For shopping, try to figure which new item at ThinkGeek is real (if any) The post April 1…
  • Mar 31

    SEC Brings a Valuation Case Against an Investment Adviser

    SEC Brings a Valuation Case Against an Investment Adviser
    Lynn Tilton and her firm, Patriarch Partners, are known for their high-risk, high-return investments in distressed companies. The Securities and Exchange Commission brought a case against her and the firm claiming that they were using…
  • Mar 30

    A New Exception to the Custody Rule

    A New Exception to the Custody Rule
    The Custody Rule can be difficult for private equity and real estate fund managers to navigate. When I see some regulatory relief or clarification I hope for the best. 16th Amendment Advisors received relief for one of its funds based its…
Rank this Week: 416

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Apr 1

    Cybersecurity: A Practical Guide for D&O

    Cybersecurity: A Practical Guide for D&O
    This new white paper from Foley provides a practical, easy-to-follow blueprint for directors and officers to tackle cybersecurity. Notably, the paper includes individual “bite-sized” checklists of important…
  • Mar 31

    Hotline Benchmarking: Leap in Retaliation Report Substantiation Rate

    Hotline Benchmarking: Leap in Retaliation Report Substantiation Rate
    NAVEX Global’s just-published annual hotline benchmark report reveals some noteworthy findings, including: - Substantiation rates for retaliation reports spiked from a consistently historical 10-12% to 27%…
  • Mar 30

    Board Composition: Insights From Investor

    Board Composition: Insights From Investor
    With board composition and renewal under increasing scrutiny, this recent EY report summarizing views of institutional investors, investor associations and advisors about board composition and board composition disclosure is instructive.…
Rank this Week: 289

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/
  • Apr 1

    Post-merger Cultural Integration Success Program

    Post-merger Cultural Integration Success Program
     - by Randi Val Morrison This recent article from Deloitte is noteworthy because it addresses a scarcely resourced, but virtually always encountered, merger challenge – post-merger cultural integration issues. The article…
  • Mar 26

    Transcript: “Merger Filings with the SEC – Nuts & Bolts”

    Transcript: “Merger Filings with the SEC – Nuts & Bolts”
    We have posted the transcript for our recent webcast: “Merger Filings with the SEC: Nuts & Bolts.”
  • Mar 25

    Another SEC Enforcement Sweep? This Time In Connection With Going Private Transaction

    Another SEC Enforcement Sweep? This Time In Connection With Going Private Transaction
    Here’s a blog by Gibson Dunn’s Jim Moloney & Andrew Fabens: Last Friday, the SEC announced that it had settled a string of 21C administrative proceedings brought against eight officers, directors, and shareholders of public…
Rank this Week: 582

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Apr 1

    CEO Side Payment

    CEO Side Payment
    Brian Broughman has a new paper, CEO Side Payments in M&A Deals. Side payments are different from golden parachutes. They are often structured as completion bonuses. So, for example, it's not uncommon that a general counsel of a target…
  • Mar 31

    On Shareholder Activism and the Great Takeover Debate

    On Shareholder Activism and the Great Takeover Debate
    At a seminar the other night on shareholder activism, I noted that battle over shareholder activism is really nothing more than a continuation of the takeover battles of the 1980s. Both sides are the same, the arguments reasonably familiar.…
  • Mar 25

    Exclusive forum ... I sense a trend

    Exclusive forum ... I sense a trend
    Kraft announced its acquisition by Heinz this morning. And, I sense a trend. Although Kraft hasn't filed a copy of the merger agreement, yet, it has filed an 8-K with amendments to its bylaws. In what I sense is becoming...
Rank this Week: 109

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Apr 1

    Bank Directors Facing Increased Regulatory Scrutiny, Raising Fears of Potential New Liability Exposure

    Bank Directors Facing Increased Regulatory Scrutiny, Raising Fears of Potential New Liability Exposure
    Federal banking regulators have stepped up their interactions with and scrutiny of bank directors, according a recent Wall Street Journal article. The March 31, 2015 article, entitled “Regulators Intensify Scrutiny of Bank Boards”…
  • Mar 31

    Cornerstone Research: Accounting-Related Securities Suits Jump in 2014

    Cornerstone Research: Accounting-Related Securities Suits Jump in 2014
    The number of securities class action lawsuit filings raising accounting allegations rose by 47 percent in 2014 compared to the prior year, according to a new report from Cornerstone Research. The March 31, 2015 report, entitled…
  • Mar 30

    Paris Arts Review

    Paris Arts Review
    The D&O Diary rounded out its European visit last week with a quick weekend visit to Paris. In addition to rendezvous with friends and family, the stopover included several long walks, two encounters with the Parisian contemporary art…
Rank this Week: 141

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Apr 1

    25% of Ohio’s 2010 bar admittees aren’t practicing law

    25% of Ohio’s 2010 bar admittees aren’t practicing law
    A law professor who used a bar directory and online resources to track down more than 1,100 lawyers who passed Ohio’s bar exam in 2010… The post 25% of Ohio’s 2010 bar admittees aren’t practicing law appeared on…
  • Mar 31

    What is litigation finance?

    What is litigation finance?
    In recent years, litigation finance has seen something of a meteoric rise among lawyers and CFOs alike. And yet, the practice still remains something of a mystery. The post What is litigation finance? appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
  • Mar 30

    AG: Former bar president charged with UPL – lacked license and never attended law school

    AG: Former bar president charged with UPL – lacked license and never attended law school
    A former partner at a Pennsylvania law firm who served at one point as president of her county bar association not only lacked a law… The post AG: Former bar president charged with UPL – lacked license and never attended law…
Rank this Week: 244

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Apr 1

    NJ Court: Storm Surge Claims Not Subject to Insurance Policies’ Flood Limit

    NJ Court: Storm Surge Claims Not Subject to Insurance Policies’ Flood Limit
    A New Jersey judge recently ruled that damage caused by Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge did not fall under the flood sublimits of Public Service Enterprise Group, Inc.’s (PSEG) insurance policies. The issue in Public Service…
  • Mar 31

    U.S. Supreme Court Asked to Review a Controversial New Jersey Arbitration Decision

    U.S. Supreme Court Asked to Review a Controversial New Jersey Arbitration Decision
    A California debt collector is challenging the Supreme Court of New Jersey Arbitration Decision regarding the enforceability of arbitration clauses in consumer contracts. U.S. Legal Services Group has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to…
  • Mar 30

    Could Your Online Job Application Lead to an FCRA Violation?

    Could Your Online Job Application Lead to an FCRA Violation?
    In the digital age, it makes sense to post job openings and allow prospective employees to complete a online job application. After all, most job searches are conducted on the Internet. However, many companies are learning that online job…
Rank this Week: 793

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

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

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Apr 1

    Welcome To California: No Foreign Corporations Need Apply

    Welcome To California: No Foreign Corporations Need Apply
    California continues to hemorrhage corporate charters to Delaware and Nevada.  The most recent potential emigrant is SJW Corp. which filed this proxy statement last week seeking shareholder approval of a reincorporation from California…
  • Mar 31

    Substantial, Systematic, And Continuous Contacts Do Not Establish General Jurisdiction

    Substantial, Systematic, And Continuous Contacts Do Not Establish General Jurisdiction
    California courts may exercise personal jurisdiction over nonresidents “on any basis not inconsistent with the Constitution of this state or of the United States”.  Code Civ. Proc. § 410.10.  Seventy years ago,…
  • Mar 30

    District Court Refuses To Halt SEC Administrative Proceeding

    District Court Refuses To Halt SEC Administrative Proceeding
    While serving as General Counsel to California’s Business, Transportation & Housing Agency, I was from time to time asked to respond to ersatz summons and other documents issued by “Our One Supreme Court”. …
Rank this Week: 384

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • Apr 1

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for April 1, 2015

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for April 1, 2015
    Committee Still Not On Board With Revel AC Proposed Sale… Court Docket: Limited Objection of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors to the Debtors’ Emergency Motion For Entry of an Order Approving the Sale of the…
  • Mar 30

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for March 31, 2015

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for March 31, 2015
    Court Docket: Karmaloop filed its bankruptcy sale motion and the stalking horse bidder is . . . not Kanye West (it is Comvest Capital as agent for the senior lenders) Bloomberg: RadioShack Judge Extends Hearing With 7,000 Jobs at…
  • Mar 30

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for March 30, 2015

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for March 30, 2015
    RadioShack Asset Sale Updates… Wall Street Journal (from Friday): RadioShack Bidding War Continues With Salus Offer – Court approval of Standard General bid sought; Salus preparing a new offer Reuters (from…
Rank this Week: 167

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/
Rank this Week: 210

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: 113

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

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

    Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards: The Need to Move Beyond Rhetoric

    Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards: The Need to Move Beyond Rhetoric
    Over the last few days, the financial press has been abuzz with the efforts of listed companies in India to recruit at least one woman director on their board in order to comply with the requirement under clause 49 of the listing agreement…
  • Mar 30

    Financial Sector Legislation, Anti-terror Laws, Human Rights and the Indian Constitution

    Financial Sector Legislation, Anti-terror Laws, Human Rights and the Indian Constitution
    We all now know that the Supreme Court outlawed Section 66-A of the Information Technology Act in a recent order.  I wrote about the court's core findings in a column in the Mirror publications last Friday.I would have been remiss…
  • Mar 30

    Corporate Benevolence: Companies May Accept Gifts, and Tax Free

    Corporate Benevolence: Companies May Accept Gifts, and Tax Free
    [The following post is contributed by Vinod Kothari of Vinod Kothari & Co. The author can be contacted at vinod@vinodkothari.com.]When it comes the law imposing a requirement of spending on corporate social responsibility (CSR), which is…
Rank this Week: 314

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
  • Mar 31

    WKSI Waivers: SEC Chair Defends Policy in Wake of Public Criticism

    WKSI Waivers: SEC Chair Defends Policy in Wake of Public Criticism
    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Mary Jo White explained and defended the SEC’s policy for granting so-called “WKSI waivers” in a speech she made at the Corporate Counsel Institute on March 12,…
  • Mar 30

    Best Practices in Social Media for Employers Part 3 – Disciplining Employees for Conduct on Social Media

    Best Practices in Social Media for Employers Part 3 – Disciplining Employees for Conduct on Social Media
    As discussed previously (see Best Practices in Social Media for Employers Part 2), adopting a National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)-compliant social media policy is the first step in ensuring that the policy can be enforced.  However,…
  • Mar 26

    High Court Announces New Standard for Opinion Statement

    High Court Announces New Standard for Opinion Statement
    The U.S. Supreme Court found middle ground in Omnicare this week, holding that issuers’ statements of opinion issued in registration statements can be the basis for liability under Section 11 if either the speaker does not…
Rank this Week: 4688

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Mar 31

    What Can You Do When an Employee is Always "Out"? - Operation

    What Can You Do When an Employee is Always "Out"? - Operation
    Employees say the dandiest things when they call in sick. "My toe is stuck in a faucet" and "Someone glued my windows and doors shut" were among the least believable sick-day excuses heard by company managers polled in a…
  • Mar 31

    McDonald's Purchases Burger King - Marketing

    McDonald's Purchases Burger King - Marketing
    During the month of February 2013, Burger King's Twitter account was hacked; in what appeared to be amusing to the outside world, it was no laughing matter to those handling Burger King's social media programs at the time. The first...
  • Mar 30

    - Operation

    - Operation
    LinkedIn is often seen as the place to go if you're recruiting new employees or searching for a new job -- not necessarily as a place to grow franchise sales. However, when you think about it, a franchise sale...
Rank this Week: 739

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/
  • Mar 31

    Confidentiality Agreements Discussed in Section 220 Demand Decision

    Confidentiality Agreements Discussed in Section 220 Demand Decision
    Often times, it is necessary for a stockholder to enter into a confidentiality agreement to view a corporation’s books and records.  The Court of Chancery in Jefferson v. Dominion Holdings, Inc., C.A. No. 8663-VCN (Del. Ch. Sept.…
  • Mar 31

    Scope of Section 220 Books and Records Demand Upon Close Corporation

    Scope of Section 220 Books and Records Demand Upon Close Corporation
    The 2014 decision of Jefferson v. Dominion Holdings, Inc., C.A. No. 8663-VCN (Del. Ch. Sept. 24, 2014) provides an excellent example of the scope of production allowable in a Section 220 books and records demand upon a close corporation. The…
  • Mar 31

    Section 220 Inspection of Stocklist Material

    Section 220 Inspection of Stocklist Material
    Section 220 of the Delaware General Corporation Law (“DGCL”) provides a stockholder with the ability to inspect a corporation’s stocklist.  Upon the prerequisites of the statute being met, the burden lies with…
Rank this Week: 4725

Western Canada Business Litigation…

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

Covers issues emerging in the legal and business communities. By Lawson Lundell LLP.

http://www.westerncanadabusinesslitigationblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3057

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Corporate Securities Law Blog

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

http://www.corporatesecuritieslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 462

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/
  • Mar 31

    California Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Alleging Fraud Against Multi-Level Marketing Company

    California Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Alleging Fraud Against Multi-Level Marketing Company
    A federal judge recently dismissed a putative class action lawsuit claiming that a multi-level marketing (MLM) company was, in reality, operating an illegal pyramid scheme. Awad, et al v. Herbalife Ltd., et al, No. 2:14-cv-02850, memorandum…
  • Mar 16

    Class Action Lawsuit Against California Company Uber Alleges Fraudulent Fee

    Class Action Lawsuit Against California Company Uber Alleges Fraudulent Fee
    Uber, the San Francisco-based company that matches users of its mobile application with a network of drivers, is no stranger to controversy and legal troubles. In California, it is currently facing a lawsuit from taxi companies alleging…
  • Feb 27

    IRS Counsel's Memorandum Could Have Important Implications for S Corporation Shareholder

    IRS Counsel's Memorandum Could Have Important Implications for S Corporation Shareholder
    The Office of the Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a memorandum late last year addressing a question about the rights of shareholders in a corporation that switched from subchapter S to subchapter C and then switched…
Rank this Week: 3325

Vann & Sheridan Blog

Vann & Sheridan Blog

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

http://vannattorneys.com/category/blog/
  • Mar 31

    Robert C. Armstrong Joins Vann Attorneys, PLLC

    Robert C. Armstrong Joins Vann Attorneys, PLLC
    PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RALEIGH, N.C. – Vann Attorneys, PLLC is proud to announce the addition of Mr. Robert C. “Rob” Armstrong to its North Carolina law practice. Mr. Armstrong is a graduate of the University of…
  • Mar 30

    The Benefits of Forming as an LLC

    The Benefits of Forming as an LLC
    Deciding which business entity your new company should be is a daunting task.  You will need to consider the tax implications, the state liability issues, and what ongoing responsibilities will have to be performed in order to keep the…
  • Mar 19

    Webinar: Resolving Delinquent Account

    Webinar: Resolving Delinquent Account
    Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m.Vann Attorneys Webinar: Resolving Delinquent Accounts Submit your questions in advance by email and social…
Rank this Week: 3270

ACA Review

ACA Review

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

http://www.acareview.com/
  • Mar 31

    SBC FAQ

    SBC FAQ
    Yesterday, the Departments of Labor, Health & Human Services, and the Treasury (collectively, the “Departments”) issued a new FAQ. As with prior FAQ’s, this FAQ is intended to answer a question in order to help people…
  • Mar 19

    “CBO Says . . .”

    “CBO Says . . .”
    It’s a Capitol Hill game. Anything that has any significant budgetary consequence may be lauded or condemned based on the Congressional Budget Office forecast of that consequence. So what has the CBO said about ACA subsidy payments,…
  • Mar 13

    HDHP Family Coverage Cost Sharing Limit Put Simply

    HDHP Family Coverage Cost Sharing Limit Put Simply
    The HHS 2016 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters was the usual grab bag of regulatory minutiae, but some things were more easily grabbed than others. So, HHS has published a good, simple explanation of how the annual cost sharing limit…
Rank this Week: 4463

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: 519

Autolaw

Autolaw

Covers issues and legal challenges facing California auto dealers. By Chris Bruni.

http://autolaw.typepad.com/autolaw/
  • Mar 31

    Hit the Brake

    Hit the Brake
    I recently came across an interesting case filed in New York. An auto mechanic brought suit against Ford USA for exposure to asbestos containing brake parts stemming from his work as a mechanic in Ireland. Ford filed a motion for...
  • Feb 28

    Arrival!

    Arrival!
    The future has arrived! In my last post I wrote about AutoNation's plans to develop a digital storefront. Well, in case you hadn't noticed, it's not just AutoNation, but virtually every dealership is developing a similar platform. It may…
  • Dec 31

    Is This the Future?

    Is This the Future?
    Is the computer really replacing the dealership's "Sales Lot"? Well, maybe not completely, but at least one national dealer is ramping up its online presence. AutoNation is pumping up to $100 million into a "digital storefront" program led by…
Rank this Week: 3127

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/
  • Mar 31

    Saks Wants Proposed Class Action over Return Policy Dismissed

    Saks Wants Proposed Class Action over Return Policy Dismissed
    Consumer class actions against fashion retailers are on the rise, and the most recent target is Saks Fifth Avenue. Currently pending in the Central District of California is a putative class action case brought by named plaintiff Jennifer…
  • Mar 25

    Mary Kay Takes Aim at ‘Fraudulent Couponing Scheme’

    Mary Kay Takes Aim at ‘Fraudulent Couponing Scheme’
    The international skin care and cosmetics company Mary Kay is hitting back against what it is calling a “fraudulent couponing scheme” operated by the online digital coupon marketplace, RetailMeNot. Earlier this month, Mary Kay…
  • Mar 25

    Mary Kay Takes Aim at ‘Fraudulent Couponing Scheme’

    Mary Kay Takes Aim at ‘Fraudulent Couponing Scheme’
    The international skin care and cosmetics company Mary Kay is hitting back against what it is calling a “fraudulent couponing scheme” operated by the online digital coupon marketplace, RetailMeNot. Earlier this month, Mary Kay…
Rank this Week: 4400

North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

Reports on judicial decisions of significance to business and shareholders. By Mack Sperling of Brooks Pierce LLP.

http://www.ncbusinesslitigationreport.com/
  • Mar 31

    NC Business Court On A Barely Ever Referenced Rule Of Civil Procedure And A Host Of Employment-Related Claim

    NC Business Court On A Barely Ever Referenced Rule Of Civil Procedure And A Host Of Employment-Related Claim
    There are undoubtedly many of the Rules of Civil Procedure that you remember by number.  Certainly Rules 12, 56, and 65.  But Rule 10(b)?  What does that even say? If you are reaching for your Rulebook, put it away.  Rule…
  • Mar 27

    Dead Partner And Disqualification

    Dead Partner And Disqualification
    The Business Court on Wednesday disqualified  a law firm from representing its longtime corporate client in a lawsuit against the corporation's former CEO and Chairman of its Board of Directors. The basis for the ruling in Kingsdown Inc.…
  • Mar 23

    If You Are Proceeding Pro Se In The Business Court It Is Best Not To Be Defiant

    If You Are Proceeding Pro Se In The Business Court It Is Best Not To Be Defiant
    It's probably never a good idea to proceed without a lawyer in any Court, but if you are a non-lawyer and insist on proceeding pro se in the Business Court, don't be defiant and obnoxious.  You will not like the result. Two of the…
Rank this Week: 507

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

Covers North Carolina contract and tort law. By Maginnis Law.

http://www.maginnislaw.com
Rank this Week: 1188

In-house Access

In-house Access

Covers corporate counsel best practices. By the Association of Corporate Counsel.

http://www.inhouseaccess.com/
  • Mar 31

    Five Years? Seems Like Just Yesterday…

    Five Years? Seems Like Just Yesterday…
    Guest blogger: Laura Woods is vice president of legal affairs at Care Centers Management Consulting, Inc. She is also co-vice chair of the ACC Health Law Committee. She can be reached at lwoods@carecenters.net. Did you celebrate a birthday on…
  • Mar 24

    Using Non-compete Provisions to Avoid Employee Flight Risk

    Using Non-compete Provisions to Avoid Employee Flight Risk
    Guest blogger: Anthony Palazzo is general counsel for a private holding in Durham, N.C. Palazzo is also a member of ACC Research Triangle Area. Few situations are more disturbing to a general counsel (GC) than when a senior executive resigns…
  • Mar 19

    New to Health Law In-house? Some Tips from the Trenche

    New to Health Law In-house? Some Tips from the Trenche
    Guest blogger: Jane A. Orenstein is Director of Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Services at Delta Dental of Washington. She is also co-secretary of the ACC Health Law Committee. She can be reached at jorenstein@DeltaDentalWA.com. In April…
Rank this Week: 1103