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Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

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

http://www.delawarebusinesslitigation.com/
  • Dec 31

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim

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

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability
    Grace v. Ashbridge LLC, C.A. 8348-VCN (December 31, 2013) In general, a successor entity is not liable for its predecessor's obligations when there has been a fundamental change in the identity of the entity.  Here, the Court held…
  • Aug 21

    Court Of Chancery Declines To Intervene In Arbitration

    Court Of Chancery Declines To Intervene In Arbitration
    LG Electronics, Inc. v InterDigital Communications Inc., C.A. 9747-VCL (August 20, 2014) This is the first decision by the Court of Chancery that dismissed a case over which it has jurisdiction because an arbitration proceeding had been filed…
Rank this Week: 490

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 2

    Guest Post: Company Law Settlement Scheme – 2014

    Guest Post: Company Law Settlement Scheme – 2014
    [The following guest post is contributed by Abhishek Dubey, who is a Senior Associate with BMR Legal. Prior to joining BMR Legal, Abhishek has worked with Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co. and P&A Law…
  • Sep 2

    Guest Post: CCI Order on Car Manufacturers for Anti-Competitive Conduct

    Guest Post: CCI Order on Car Manufacturers for Anti-Competitive Conduct
    [The following guest post is contributed by Ann Minu Joseph, a lawyer working with the Competition Commission of India. Views expressed are personal.The CCI Order discussed is available here] Facts:Information was filed under Section…
  • Sep 1

    Oppression/Mismanagement and Arbitration Clause

    Oppression/Mismanagement and Arbitration Clause
    We had earlier briefly noted the decision of the learned Single Judge of the Bombay High Court in Malhotra v. Malhotra, where it was held that disputes in a petition properly brought under sections 397-398 of the Companies Act are not capable…
Rank this Week: 315

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Sep 2

    Is the Customer Always Right? - Operation

    Is the Customer Always Right? - Operation
    A short, but ongoing course. Are you really engaged? Do you and your staff really know how to engage and interact with the customers? Do they even know what it means. Seems as though every year there's a "new" word...
  • Sep 2

    Pre-Investment Due Diligence - Information You Can Trust - New

    Pre-Investment Due Diligence - Information You Can Trust - New
    The franchise industry has for years struggled with financial performance disclosures (Item 19 of the FDD). Some claimed not to give such information at all. Many of those simply arranged for franchise investors to get financial performance…
  • Sep 1

    The Benefits of Using the Franchise Registry - Operation

    The Benefits of Using the Franchise Registry - Operation
    If you haven't heard about The Franchise Registry it's important that you do, especially if you're thinking about applying for an SBA-approved loan to acquire a franchise opportunity. Approximately 1,000 franchise brands (which is maybe a…
Rank this Week: 743

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/
  • Sep 2

    IEX, Upstart Trading Platform, Raises $75 Million in New Financing

    IEX, Upstart Trading Platform, Raises $75 Million in New Financing
    The stock trading platform created to temper high-frequency traders’ advantages and profiled in Michael Lewis’s book “Flash Boys” has raised money that will help the start-up become a full-fledged stock market.
  • Sep 2

    In Hobby Lobby Ruling, a Missing Definition Stirs Debate

    In Hobby Lobby Ruling, a Missing Definition Stirs Debate
    The Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case raises the question of how to define a “closely held corporation,” Steven Davidoff Solomon writes in the Deal Professor column.
  • Sep 2

    FanDuel, an Online Fantasy Sports Site, Raises $70 Million

    FanDuel, an Online Fantasy Sports Site, Raises $70 Million
    FanDuel, one of the biggest online fantasy sports sites, has obtained financing from investors led by Shamrock Capital Advisors, NBC Sports Ventures and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts.
Rank this Week: 4

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

Covers China law, business and economics. By Stan Abrams.

http://www.chinahearsay.com/
  • Sep 2

    China Running out of Room in ‘Luxury Prisons’ for…

    China Running out of Room in ‘Luxury Prisons’ for…
    China Running out of Room in ‘Luxury Prisons’ for Corrupt Officials | The Diplomat bit.ly/W8NVuo – consider outsourcing to US? © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post…
  • Sep 2

    The Russia Coincidence

    The Russia Coincidence
    The following two Reuters articles hit my Inbox yesterday at the same time: China opposes proposed EU sanctions against Russia Russia and China launch gas pipeline I spent two years studying international relations at Johns…
  • Sep 2

    US-China Spy Plane Follies: Playing the International Law Card

    US-China Spy Plane Follies: Playing the International Law Card
    The recent hullabaloo over a near-miss between planes from the U.S. and China near Hainan Island (China’s Hawaii-ish tropical vacation destination) has brought the usual chest thumping and stupid commentary. Might as well join in. One…
Rank this Week: 635

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

Legal news and analysis, with an emphasis on international and domestic intellectual property developments. By Shawn Sullivan.

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Sep 2

    Guatemalan Protesters Demand Repeal of Plant Variety Rights Law

    Guatemalan Protesters Demand Repeal of Plant Variety Rights Law
    In demonstrations today in Guatemala City, Guatemala, public officials and thousands of residents of indigenous communities demanded that the national legislature repeal the recently-enacted Plant Variety Rights Law. See Diputados se…
  • May 18

    Increased Fines for Violations of North Carolina Seed Law

    Increased Fines for Violations of North Carolina Seed Law
    In 2013, the North Carolina legislature increased the maximum fine for violations of the state’s seed law from $500 to $10,000 per violation. See N.C. Session Law 2013-345, Senate Bill 455, An act to increase penalties for…
  • Mar 31

    Unintended Consequences of Open Access Publishing Policie

    Unintended Consequences of Open Access Publishing Policie
    Rick Anderson at The Scholarly Kitchen has a thought-provoking article regarding the pressure on authors to publish their academic articles under the most permissive open access licenses available. See Rick Anderson, CC-BY, Copyright, and…
Rank this Week: 2087

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Sep 2

    the American Antitrust Institute is recruiting the next generation of antitrust practitioner

    the American Antitrust Institute is recruiting the next generation of antitrust practitioner
    To continue its growth, the American Antitrust Institute is recruiting the next generation of antitrust practitioners. The AAI is seeking the antitrust community’s support of two new programs aimed at connecting with this next generation.…
  • Sep 2

    Targeted advertising, platform competition and privacy

    Targeted advertising, platform competition and privacy
    Henk Kox, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, Bas Straathof, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis and Gijsbert Zwart, TILEC. discuss Targeted advertising, platform competition and privacy. ABSTRACT: Targeted…
  • Sep 2

    A Model of Dynamic Limit Pricing with an Application to the Airline Industry

    A Model of Dynamic Limit Pricing with an Application to the Airline Industry
    Christopher Gedge, Duke, James W. Roberts, Duke, Andrew Sweeting, Maryland offer A Model of Dynamic Limit Pricing with an Application to the Airline Industry. ABSTRACT: The one-shot nature of most theoretical models of strategic investment,…
Rank this Week: 22

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Sep 2

    Thank God Richard Posner is not a Supreme Court Justice

    Thank God Richard Posner is not a Supreme Court Justice
    Howard Wasserman blogs: Many sites are talking about Wednesday's Seventh Circuit arguments in challenges to same-sex marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin. Judge Posner was in rare form in shredding... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Sep 2

    Negative versus positive right

    Negative versus positive right
    Josh Blackman tweets a link to a post he wrote on how the debate between positive and negative rights has played out in the debate over Obamacare: Halbig and Two Conceptions of Liberty: At its core,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Sep 2

    Excerpt from Cunningham's new book on Warren Buffett

    Excerpt from Cunningham's new book on Warren Buffett
    Larry Cunningham has posted an excerpt from his new book Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values : The following is an excerpt from Chapter 8, Autonomy, from Berkshire Beyond Buffett:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 113

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/
  • Sep 2

    Blessed Are the Meek Public Pension Fund

    Blessed Are the Meek Public Pension Fund
    At the New York Times Dealbook, Andrew Ross Sorkin notes that public pension funds have been lately silent on the issue of corporate inversions. (See co-blogger Anne Tucker on inversions here and here.) Sorkin writes, "Public pension…
  • Sep 1

    More on Cunningham's Berkshire Beyond Buffett

    More on Cunningham's Berkshire Beyond Buffett
    Larry Cunningham has a further post on his forthcoming book, Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values, over at Concurring Opinions. The post includes an excerpt from Chapter 8 of the book, Autonomy, and links to the full text...
  • Sep 1

    Government & Business: Is a Governor More Powerful Than a Corporate CEO?

    Government & Business: Is a Governor More Powerful Than a Corporate CEO?
    On Friday, Bill Haslam, the Governor of the State of Tennessee, spoke at a session sponsored by the C. Warren Neel Corporate Governance Center on The University of Tennessee's Knoxville campus. He is our former city mayor and a hometown...
Rank this Week: 86

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Sep 2

    Lou Reed: No Estate Planning Idol

    Lou Reed: No Estate Planning Idol
    This recent short article identifies one of the lesser-cited advantages of using trusts for estate planning: privacy. In it, we are told all the finer points about the distribution of Lou Reed’s estate. Had the rocker instead used…
  • Aug 26

    What Does It Mean to be “Driving”?

    What Does It Mean to be “Driving”?
    This is the second post in our “Arkansas DWI Answers” series. (For the first post, go here.) Our goal with this series is simple: We want you to understand Arkansas DWI and DUI laws so that you can make informed decisions. (For…
  • Aug 23

    Estate Planning for a Patriarch

    Estate Planning for a Patriarch
    The concept of stewardship is at the heart of our estate planning practice here at Wilson & Haubert. When someone works hard for their stuff, we like for them to be able to keep it for as long as possible. And when they can’t keep…
Rank this Week: 4552

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/
  • Sep 2

    When Winding Up A Corporation Don't Do Thi

    When Winding Up A Corporation Don't Do Thi
    I don't know any lawyers who specialize in winding up corporations, but if any of you are out there, you should read this post. It is important to remember, when winding up a corporation, that "principals and directors of a corporation owe a…
  • Aug 26

    The Motion You Probably Shouldn't Bother To Make In The Business Court (Or In Any Other Court)

    The Motion You Probably Shouldn't Bother To Make In The Business Court (Or In Any Other Court)
    I think I might have made a Motion for a More Definite Statement.  If I did that, I did it only once, and I can't remember the result.  Asking for a more definite statement is a rarely used litigation maneuver, allowed by Rule 12(e)…
  • Aug 26

    The Motion You Probably Shouldn't Bother To Make In The Business Court (Or In Any Other Court)

    The Motion You Probably Shouldn't Bother To Make In The Business Court (Or In Any Other Court)
    I think I might have made a Motion for a More Definite Statement.  If I did that, I did it only once, and I can't remember the result.  Asking for a more definite statement is a rarely used litigation maneuver, allowed by Rule 12(e)…
Rank this Week: 496

New York Business Litigation…

New York Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkbusinesslitigationlawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 2

    Lawsuit Challenges "Happy Birthday to You" Copyright

    Lawsuit Challenges "Happy Birthday to You" Copyright
    "Happy Birthday to You" is perhaps one of the most well-known songs in the English language, but using it anywhere other than a private birthday party could lead to severe legal liability. Warner/Chappell Music, a division of the Warner Music…
  • Aug 25

    U.S. Copyright Office Most Likely Will Not Allow Photographer to Register "Monkey Selfie"

    U.S. Copyright Office Most Likely Will Not Allow Photographer to Register "Monkey Selfie"
    A famous "selfie" photograph taken by a monkey, using equipment set up by a photographer, is probably not eligible for copyright protection, according to the U.S. Copyright Office. The photographer has clashed with Wikimedia, which argues…
  • Aug 18

    The Rise of 3D Printing Presents New Intellectual Property Challenge

    The Rise of 3D Printing Presents New Intellectual Property Challenge
    Three-dimensional printing, or 3D printing, is a relatively new technology that could have a significant effect on manufacturing around the world. This brings up numerous possible intellectual property issues, a few of which are already…
Rank this Week: 4084

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
Rank this Week: 1398

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
Rank this Week: 4591

Vann & Sheridan Blog

Vann & Sheridan Blog

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

http://vannattorneys.com/category/blog/
  • Sep 2

    Video: Conducting a Workplace Investigation Regarding Employment Issue

    Video: Conducting a Workplace Investigation Regarding Employment Issue
    In this session of Vann Attorneys’ Video Legal Pad, James Vann discusses ‘Conducting a Workplace Investigation regarding Employment Issues’. The post Video: Conducting a Workplace Investigation Regarding…
  • Jul 15

    Webinar: Protecting Your Organization’s “Secret Sauce”

    Webinar: Protecting Your Organization’s “Secret Sauce”
    Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. Vann Attorneys & the Ottavio Group: Protecting Your Organization’s “Secret Sauce” – The importance of safeguarding your business’s intellectual…
  • Jul 15

    Speaking Engagement: Flying Unmanned Aircraft in North Carolina Today

    Speaking Engagement: Flying Unmanned Aircraft in North Carolina Today
    Monday, August 4, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. James Vann will speak to Triangle Amateur Robotics to discuss flying unmanned aircraft in North Carolina. Join us for an interactive discussion on who can fly and what can be flown in North…
Rank this Week: 3446

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

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
  • Sep 2

    MBBP’s Joanna Brougher 2014 National Law Journal Rising Star

    MBBP’s Joanna Brougher 2014 National Law Journal Rising Star
     MBBP’s Joanna Brougher was selected for the 2014 National Law Journal’s list of Boston’s Rising Stars. The National Law Journal Rising Stars program recognizes the region’s 40 most promising lawyers age 40 and…
  • Sep 2

    MBBP Client Implant Sciences Corporation Achieves Milestone With QS-B220

    MBBP Client Implant Sciences Corporation Achieves Milestone With QS-B220
    MBBP client Implant Sciences Corporation, a company that develops and manufactures explosive trace detection sensors and systems, announced that its QS-B220 desktop explosives trace detector has successfully completed the certification…
  • Aug 26

    MBBP’s Daniele Ouellette Levy to Host Office Hours at TechSandBox 09/17/2014

    MBBP’s Daniele Ouellette Levy to Host Office Hours at TechSandBox 09/17/2014
    On September 17, MBBP Attorney Daniele Ouellette Levy will host Office Hours at TechSandBox on Stock and Corporate Structure. Office Hours provides access to experts in topics such as intellectual property, business formation,…
Rank this Week: 497

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Sep 2

    Do NOT Return to the Scene of the Crime

    Do NOT Return to the Scene of the Crime
    You’ve probably seen the police on TV shows waiting at the scene of the crime to see if the suspect returns. It happened in real life recently in Stafford. As reported by the Free Lance-Star, a shoplifting suspect allegedly stole over…
  • Aug 22

    Virginia Hit and Run is a Serious Charge

    Virginia Hit and Run is a Serious Charge
    Virginia has a very complex set of laws that govern your duties if you’re involved in an accident while in a motor vehicle. Altogether they’re referred to in the slang term of “hit and run”; however, by law, it is…
  • Aug 13

    What is a Dry Gas Standard?

    What is a Dry Gas Standard?
    Find out what a dry gas cylinder is and why it matters. For more information about your case or to schedule a free case strategy session, call me at 540-318-5824. Originally published at AndrewFlusche.com. © 2014 Andrew Flusche. What is…
Rank this Week: 716

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/
  • Sep 2

    Fiduciary Duties in the Context of Dent v. Ramtron Int’l Corp.

    Fiduciary Duties in the Context of Dent v. Ramtron Int’l Corp.
    The Delaware Court of Chancery recently addressed a number of claims commonly made in the “ubiquitous” stockholder litigation that follows announcement of a public merger or acquisition transaction.  In Dent v. Ramtron…
  • Jul 22

    Delaware Court of Chancery Rejects Indemnification Sleight of Hand

    Delaware Court of Chancery Rejects Indemnification Sleight of Hand
    In Branin v. Stein Roe Inv. Counsel, LLC, C.A. 8481-VCN, 2014 WL 2961084 (Del. Ch. June 30, 2014), the Delaware Court of Chancery held that a vested right to indemnification may not be rescinded by a subsequent amendment to the governing…
  • Jul 15

    Is Your Out-of-State LLC “Doing Business” in California?

    Is Your Out-of-State LLC “Doing Business” in California?
    Individuals and entities, including those from outside California, who invest in or do business through an out-of-state limited liability company (“LLC”) may be surprised to find out that they have filing obligations and tax…
Rank this Week: 470

Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

Provides best practice tips, checklists and updates designed to keep organizations of all sizes in compliance with federal and state employment laws. By Holland & Hart.

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 2

    Benefit Plans: Upcoming Compliance Deadlines and End of Year Planning

    Benefit Plans: Upcoming Compliance Deadlines and End of Year Planning
    By Bret Busacker and Bret Clark Now that fall is in the air and school has started, we thought this would be a good time to summarize some of the key health and welfare benefit deadlines that are approaching this fall: September 22 Updated…
  • Aug 22

    Nevada Employees Cannot Sue For Wage Violations Under State Wage Statute

    Nevada Employees Cannot Sue For Wage Violations Under State Wage Statute
    By Calder Huntington Employees seeking unpaid wages, overtime pay or other compensation under certain Nevada labor statutes cannot sue their employer, says the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada. Gamble v. Boyd Gaming Corp., No.…
  • Aug 21

    MSHA Proposes to Amend Civil Penalty Regulation

    MSHA Proposes to Amend Civil Penalty Regulation
    By Cole Wist and Matthew Linton With the stated goals of improving the civil penalty process and reducing the number of contested citations, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has proposed a rule to amend its civil penalty…
Rank this Week: 3224

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/
  • Sep 2

    Another Retail Landmine: The Pitfalls of Alleged Racial Profiling Against Customer

    Another Retail Landmine: The Pitfalls of Alleged Racial Profiling Against Customer
    Two major department stores — Macy’s and Barneys — recently settled racial profiling investigations lodged against them by the New York State Attorney General. The investigations stemmed from complaints the Attorney General…
  • Aug 28

    Not So Duty Free: Importing and Exporting Fashion Product

    Not So Duty Free: Importing and Exporting Fashion Product
    According to the American Apparel & Footwear Association, 97.5 percent of apparel sold in the United States is made internationally, making it important for fashion brands to implement strategic decisions about how they handle US…
  • Aug 28

    Not So Duty Free: Importing and Exporting Fashion Product

    Not So Duty Free: Importing and Exporting Fashion Product
    According to the American Apparel & Footwear Association, 97.5 percent of apparel sold in the United States is made internationally, making it important for fashion brands to implement strategic decisions about how they handle US…
Rank this Week: 4531

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/
  • Sep 2

    Family Dollar boxed in?

    Family Dollar boxed in?
    The Family Dollar board may have boxed itself in. In July it agreed to a transaction with Dollar Tree for $74.50 in cash and stock. Dollar General - having previously expressed an interest in acquiring Family Dollar - lobbed in...
  • Aug 28

    Market Basket saga ends ... only to start again

    Market Basket saga ends ... only to start again
    The months long battle for control over Market Basket ended this morning with Arthur T. Demoulas, the ousted CEO who had the support of employees, buying the 50.5% of the company that his side of the family did not already...
  • Aug 27

    Rank and Filed

    Rank and Filed
    If you haven't already seen this, I highly recommend using Rank and Filed (rankandfiled.com) to access all your EDGAR documents. It's a free search engine and it's really quite good. I'm never going back to the SEC's EDGAR site again......
Rank this Week: 105

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

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

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
Rank this Week: 116

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Canadian M&A Perspectives

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

http://www.canadianmergersacquisitions.com
Rank this Week: 2396

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Sep 2

    How Does the SEC Use Form PF in Adviser Exams?

    How Does the SEC Use Form PF in Adviser Exams?
    You slave over Form PF trying to get the information demanded by the Securities and Exchange Commission. What happens to that data? The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Section 404 directed the SEC to establish…
  • Aug 25

    Dog Days of Summer

    Dog Days of Summer
    It’s time for some vacation. I may lay around on the porch and not think much about compliance. Don’t expect any posts for the next few days.
  • Aug 23

    Weekend Reading: Capital

    Weekend Reading: Capital
    In Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty argues that if the rate of return on capital is persistently greater than the rate of economic growth this will cause wealth inequality to increase in the future. The theory is that…
Rank this Week: 411

Virginia Business Litigation…

Virginia Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers news and updates in business litigation, IP, trademark, copyright law. By BerlikLaw, LLC.

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Sep 2

    Virginia's Business Conspiracy Statute

    Virginia's Business Conspiracy Statute
    Virginia's business conspiracy statute provides for civil liability and treble damages where "[a]ny two or more persons...combine, associate, agree, mutually undertake or concert together for the purpose of...willfully and maliciously…
  • Jul 30

    Optional Liquidated Damages Clause Held Unenforceable

    Optional Liquidated Damages Clause Held Unenforceable
    Liquidated damages are damages the amount of which has been agreed upon in advance by the contracting parties. When a contract contains a liquidated-damages provision, the amount of damages in the event of a breach is either specified, or a…
  • Jul 10

    Bringing Lawsuit to Stifle Online Criticism Held Ground for Awarding Attorneys' Fee

    Bringing Lawsuit to Stifle Online Criticism Held Ground for Awarding Attorneys' Fee
    Virginia lacks an anti-SLAPP statute, but that doesn't mean filing a frivolous lawsuit focused on eliminating criticism rather than enforcing actual legal rights can't result in being ordered to reimburse the defendant's legal fees. Some…
Rank this Week: 1427

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Sep 2

    While You Were Out

    While You Were Out
    I have no idea where summer went, but with the passage of Labor Day weekend there’s no denying that summer is over and that it is time to get back to work. For those of you who were fortunate enough to take some time off this summer or…
  • Sep 2

    The Travel Issue: Mumbai Edition

    The Travel Issue: Mumbai Edition
    The D&O Diary’s Asian tour continued last week with a stop in Mumbai, India’s most populous city and the country’s financial and commercial capital. I travelled to Mumbai for business meetings and for an industry event,…
  • Aug 24

    The Travel Issue: Singapore (Second Edition)

    The Travel Issue: Singapore (Second Edition)
    The D&O Diary is on assignment in Asia this week, with the first stop in Singapore. I was very happy to be in Singapore this past week and not just because the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) Regional Professional…
Rank this Week: 135

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Sep 2

    SEC’s Filing Fees Going Down 10% for Fiscal Year 2015

    SEC’s Filing Fees Going Down 10% for Fiscal Year 2015
    On Friday, the SEC issued its 1st fee advisory for 2015 (along with this methodology). Right now, the filing fee rate for Securities Act registration statements is $128.80 per million (the same rate applies under Sections 13(e) and 14(g)).…
  • Aug 29

    SEC: New Disclosure Rules for Asset-Backed Securitie

    SEC: New Disclosure Rules for Asset-Backed Securitie
    A few days ago, the SEC adopted new rules for asset-backed issuers governing the disclosure, reporting, and offering process. This is the 1st part of the new rules relating to Regulation AB II. The adopting release is sorta not out yet…
  • Aug 28

    Outsourcing the Board Isn’t Warranted or Remedial

    Outsourcing the Board Isn’t Warranted or Remedial
    Based on a proposal discussed in a recent issue of the Stanford Law Review, this recent Economist article promotes outsourcing corporate boards as a solution to corporate governance failures of the type we have experienced historically. As…
Rank this Week: 285

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/
  • Sep 2

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    It is a bit alarming to see that Jeff Lipshaw's Cognition and Reason: Rethinking Kelsen in the Context of Contract and Business Law has made the top-ten list. His article is supposed to appear in a book that I am...
  • Sep 1

    Another Problem with Arbitration: Panel Bia

    Another Problem with Arbitration: Panel Bia
    Sunday's New York Times has a story by Gretchen Morgenson on the front page of its Business Section that illustrates an additional problem with binding arbitration. Arbitral panels can make arbitrary decisions to exclude evidence that could…
  • Aug 29

    The Contracts LibGuide, Season 2

    The Contracts LibGuide, Season 2
    Last year, I started teaching my first-year contracts course with the aid of a LibGuide, as discussed in this previous post. To review, here are the advantages of the LibGuide I have all the cases, as well as links to...
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New York Business Divorce

New York Business Divorce

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

http://www.nybusinessdivorce.com/
  • Sep 2

    Hot Topics in Business Divorce

    Hot Topics in Business Divorce
    Hot topics in business divorce is the topic of this week's New York Business Divorce. Equitable buy-out in LLC dissolution cases, fiduciary waiver, and dissolution of foreign entities are just some of the current issues highlighted.
  • Aug 25

    Court Puts LLC Out of Its Misery, Contractually

    Court Puts LLC Out of Its Misery, Contractually
    This week's New York Business Divorce spotlights an interesting and unusual LLC dissolution case in which Justice Thomas Whelan upheld grounds for contractual as opposed to judicial dissolution. It's one you won't want to miss.
  • Aug 18

    Summer Shorts: Director Removal and Other Recent Decisions of Interest

    Summer Shorts: Director Removal and Other Recent Decisions of Interest
    This week's New York Business Divorce offers short summaries of three recent decisions of interest by Commercial Division Justices Melvin Schweitzer, Carolyn Demarest, and Marcy Friedman in which the courts addressed interesting issues…
Rank this Week: 673

New York Business Lawyer Blog

New York Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business operations, debt collection, and contract disputes. By the Law Firm of Grasing & Associates.

http://www.newyorkbusinesslawyerblog.com/
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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/
  • Sep 2

    Why The Brouhaha Over “Gadfly”?

    Why The Brouhaha Over “Gadfly”?
    University of California – Berkeley law school Professor Steven Davidoff Solomon started a contretemps amongst corporate governance mavens when he published this piece in The New York Times DealBook.  Broc Romanek,…
  • Aug 29

    I Just Don’t Understand Labor Day

    I Just Don’t Understand Labor Day
    I just don’t understand Labor Day.  To be more specific, I don’t understand the holiday’s name.  “Labor” is derived from the Latin word meaning work or toil.  Etymologically speaking, therefore,…
  • Aug 28

    Why Keeping Corporate Lawyers Quiet Is Good For Us All

    Why Keeping Corporate Lawyers Quiet Is Good For Us All
    In a recent post in The New York Times DealBook, Berkeley Law School Professor Steven Davidoff Solomon argues that keeping corporate lawyers silent “can shelter wrongdoing”.  I completely agree that the…
Rank this Week: 386

Pension Risk Matters

Pension Risk Matters

Focuses on pension financial risk issues from a governance and fiduciary perspective. Published by Susan M. Mangiero.

http://www.pensionriskmatters.com/
  • Sep 1

    ERISA Pension Law Turns 40

    ERISA Pension Law Turns 40
    Get out the party hats and horns. The Employee Retirement Income Security Act ("ERISA") turns 40 years old today. Signing this legislation into law on September 2, 1974, U.S. President Gerald R. Ford proclaimed a new era, noting…
  • Aug 28

    Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Implications for Institutional Investor

    Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Implications for Institutional Investor
    For those who don't know, I am the lead contributor to an investment compliance blog known as Good Risk Governance Pays. I created this second blog as a way to showcase investment issues that had a wider reach than just the pension fund…
  • Aug 21

    U.S. Supreme Court and Tibble v Edison International

    U.S. Supreme Court and Tibble v Edison International
    According to SCOTUSBLOG.com, Glenn Tibble, et al. v. Edison International, et al ("Tibble v Edison") is seeing continued action after a petition for a writ of certiorari was filed on October 30, 2013 by counsel of record for the petitioners.…
Rank this Week: 1150

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: 109

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 212

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
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The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

Covers licensing, permitting, advertising, labeling and distribution issues affecting the brewing industry. By Reiser Legal LLC.

http://brewerylaw.com
  • Sep 1

    Part 2 of 3: Primer on Contract Brewing Arrangements in Washington State

    Part 2 of 3: Primer on Contract Brewing Arrangements in Washington State
    Last time, we provided an intro to contract brewing in Washington state. Today, we continue our three-part series, covering more must-knows about contract brewing, as a viable business option for licensed microbreweries in the state of…
  • Aug 28

    Part 1 of 3: Primer on Contract Brewing Arrangements in Washington State

    Part 1 of 3: Primer on Contract Brewing Arrangements in Washington State
    In some states, contract brewing or “gypsy brewing” is a popular way to get started. For those unfamiliar with the term, contract brewing typically refers to an arrangement where one brewery uses another brewery’s equipment…
  • Aug 21

    Washington Brewers: When Can You Give Beer Away?

    Washington Brewers: When Can You Give Beer Away?
    Regulations ​aren’t fun to read. They’re cryptic. Often, it can seem like they were intentionally written to confuse you. Recently, we were reminded of that when we reviewed the Washington Liquor Control Board regs relating…
Rank this Week: 2041

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

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

    Back to School: Could You Pass a Commercial Lease Pop Quiz?

    Back to School: Could You Pass a Commercial Lease Pop Quiz?
    In the spirit of heading back to school, we want to test our readers’ knowledge of the essential terms of a commercial lease. After all, most businesses will be a lessor or lessee at some point during their life cycle. Moreover, out of…
  • Aug 29

    NJ Supreme Court Rules Fitness Centers Can’t Disclaim All Personal Injury Liability

    NJ Supreme Court Rules Fitness Centers Can’t Disclaim All Personal Injury Liability
    In a precedential ruling, the Supreme Court of New Jersey recently held that a fitness center could not insulate itself through an exculpatory clause from the ordinary common law duty of care owed by all businesses to its invitees. The case…
  • Aug 28

    U.S. Supreme Court to Address Pregnancy Discrimination

    U.S. Supreme Court to Address Pregnancy Discrimination
    The U.S. Supreme Court will consider yet another high-profile women’s health issue next term. In Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., the justices will determine what types of accommodations employers must make for pregnant workers. As…
Rank this Week: 772

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
  • Aug 31

    Coming Soon: New Requirements for Federal Contractors Regarding Human Trafficking

    Coming Soon: New Requirements for Federal Contractors Regarding Human Trafficking
    In the coming weeks, the U.S. federal government is expected to release amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) that are intended to strengthen existing prohibitions against human trafficking by federal…
  • Aug 21

    President Obama Issues New Executive Order on Fair Pay and Safe Workplace

    President Obama Issues New Executive Order on Fair Pay and Safe Workplace
    On July 31, President Obama issued an Executive Order requiring federal contractors to disclose past labor violations. The order applies to new contracts for goods and services, including construction, valued at more than $500,000.…
  • Aug 18

    Protecting the Rights of LGBT Employees in the United States and Abroad

    Protecting the Rights of LGBT Employees in the United States and Abroad
    On July 21, President Obama issued an Executive Order prohibiting federal government contractors from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (“LGBT”) employees. The President directed the U.S.…
Rank this Week: 2625

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

Covers business valuation and divorce litigation. By Brian C. Vertz.

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • Aug 31

    Can Grandparents Have Custody if Both Parents are Working?

    Can Grandparents Have Custody if Both Parents are Working?
    Grandparents who are raising their grandchildren in Pennsylvania, while the parents work, might wonder if they have legal custody rights under the law. A recent decision of the Pennsylvania Superior Court (non-precedential) may contain an…
  • Aug 22

    Reality vs. Paternity: 17 Years is Too Late to Ask for DNA Paternity Test

    Reality vs. Paternity: 17 Years is Too Late to Ask for DNA Paternity Test
    Men who pay child support in Pennsylvania to mothers who were never their wives may wonder whether the children they support are their own. These days, it is easy to administer a home paternity test and quickly learn whether there is a…
  • Aug 21

    Divorce and Discovery: Superior Court Rejects Privacy Interest to Justify Protective Order

    Divorce and Discovery: Superior Court Rejects Privacy Interest to Justify Protective Order
    Pennsylvania residents who are getting divorced may face the daunting task of answering discovery: interrogatories and document requests. Some may wonder why they must produce personal information, such as checking account records that show…
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Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagosmallbusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    Employee Breaks: How Much Control Do You Really Have?

    Employee Breaks: How Much Control Do You Really Have?
    Draconian break policies can create a public relations nightmare for your company. This post suggests several less extreme ways in which an employer might help prevent employee abuse of break time.
  • Aug 27

    Licensing Agreements: Protecting the Brand You’ve Built

    Licensing Agreements: Protecting the Brand You’ve Built
    You know that there are customers your in-house distribution and marketing efforts still cannot reach. Now is the time when licensing your product may help take your business’s success to the next level.
  • Aug 19

    Are Your Employees Stealing Your Intellectual Property?

    Are Your Employees Stealing Your Intellectual Property?
    Signing Paperwork by Dan Moyle // CC BY 2.0 By: Jessica Fayerman As a business owner, you are likely accustomed to taking measures to safeguard your company’s property from employee theft.  You limit access to bank accounts,…
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Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 4534

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/
  • Aug 29

    Ride Sharing Company Uber Faces Lawsuit

    Ride Sharing Company Uber Faces Lawsuit
    Ride sharing is enjoying growing popularity. Many of these services don't provide a professional driver, opting instead to function more like a rental car company where the renter drives themselves. However, the ride share business run by…
  • Aug 20

    Whistleblowing Teacher Sues School District

    Whistleblowing Teacher Sues School District
    The Fremont (Michigan) Public Schools District is the subject of a new lawsuit. Fremont High School teacher Scott Herlein filed it after being terminated. Herlein maintains that the district violated his First Amendment rights and his rights…
  • Aug 14

    Pennsylvania Teacher's Free Speech Lawsuit Won't Go to Trial

    Pennsylvania Teacher's Free Speech Lawsuit Won't Go to Trial
    As various social media formats and blogs continue to evolve, the definition of free speech may also evolve. That seems to be the case with a former Bucks County, Pennsylvania English teacher who sued her former employer. The situation began…
Rank this Week: 807

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/
  • Aug 29

    Commercial Arbitration May Not Be as Confidential as You Think

    Commercial Arbitration May Not Be as Confidential as You Think
    Posted by Marko VeselyChoosing commercial arbitration over conventional litigation cannot guarantee confidentiality of the process, as a recent decision of the BC Supreme Court shows. The prospect of keeping a commercial dispute confidential…
  • Aug 29

    The Difference a Day Can Make: When a Strata Council pulls out the Rule

    The Difference a Day Can Make: When a Strata Council pulls out the Rule
    Posted by Peter RobertsGoverning and managing a strata property can be messy and difficult.  Strata owners are generally a disparate group with little in common beyond ownership in the strata.  From among this group, a strata…
  • Aug 5

    Finally, the Supreme Court of Canada puts some finality into Arbitration

    Finally, the Supreme Court of Canada puts some finality into Arbitration
    Posted by Craig FerrisTwo of the main benefits of private arbitration are said to be speed and finality. However, the long running case of Sattva Capital Corporation v. Creston Moly Corporation has been a prime example of how court…
Rank this Week: 3075

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: 3344