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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…
  • Sep 17

    Does the Business Judgment Rule Protect a Board’s Stock Award?

    Does the Business Judgment Rule Protect a Board’s Stock Award?
    Authored By Albert H. Manwaring, IV This article was originally published in the Delaware Business Court Insider | September 17, 2014 In In re 3Com Shareholders Litigation, C.A. No. 16721 (Del. Ch. October 25, 1999),…
Rank this Week: 491

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 18

    Investors Reward Bayer for Adopting a Sharper Focus on Health Care

    Investors Reward Bayer for Adopting a Sharper Focus on Health Care
    Investors seem to prize focus over diversity as Bayer's stock price was rewarded after the company announced a separation of its plastics and polymers business, Quentin Webb writes in Reuters Breakingviews.
  • Sep 18

    Visa to Evaluate Stake in Monitise, a British Mobile Payment Processor

    Visa to Evaluate Stake in Monitise, a British Mobile Payment Processor
    Shares of Monitise, a British mobile payment developer and processor, lost more than a quarter of their value on Thursday after Visa said it was evaluating what to do with its stake in the company.
  • Sep 18

    Morning Agenda: Markets Keep an Eye Out

    Morning Agenda: Markets Keep an Eye Out
    Today's agenda on Wall Street almost seems like it was conceived by Alfred Hitchcock. | Banks hoping to avoid criminal charges should rat out their employees, a Justice Department official said. | Some brokers countersue investors who have…
Rank this Week: 4

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 18

    Law Professor Positions - Lakehead University

    Law Professor Positions - Lakehead University
    Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario has three tenure-track law professor openings. Information is available here.
  • Sep 18

    Legal Studies Position - Oklahoma State University

    Legal Studies Position - Oklahoma State University
    Oklahoma State University is the most recent addition to my updated legal studies position list. Oklahoma State is looking for an assistant professor of legal studies to begin in a tenure-track position in August of 2015.
  • Sep 17

    New Insider Trading SEC Enforcement Action Against Law Firm IT Employee

    New Insider Trading SEC Enforcement Action Against Law Firm IT Employee
    Practitioners and academics alike should be interested in yesterday's announcement by that the SEC that it is bringing an insider trading enforcement action against a law firm IT employee for allegedly trading based on the firm's merger work…
Rank this Week: 86

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 18

    BBK Worldwide raises $3M, eyes acquisition

    BBK Worldwide raises $3M, eyes acquisition
    MBBP client BBK Worldwide has raised $3 million from a private, undisclosed investor and its two founders. The consultancy specializes in patient recruitment for the clinical R&D segments of the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and…
  • Sep 16

    Upcoming Retrogression for Indian EB-2 Immigrant Visa

    Upcoming Retrogression for Indian EB-2 Immigrant Visa
    After months of steadily moving forward the priority date for the Employment-based Second preference category (“EB-2”) for foreign nationals chargeable to India, in the October 2014 Visa Bulletin the Department of State…
  • Sep 15

    Going Concern Evaluation – FASB Issues a Roadmap for Management

    Going Concern Evaluation – FASB Issues a Roadmap for Management
    By: Daniele Ouellette Levy Under US GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) a company’s continuation as a going concern is presumed when preparing the financial statements.  As part of their review of the financial…
Rank this Week: 502

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 18

    Oxfam America Sues The SEC (Again) For Dilatory Rule Making

    Oxfam America Sues The SEC (Again) For Dilatory Rule Making
    Recently, I wrote of the shamelessness of the Securities and Exchange Commission targeting late filers even while it continues to miss many legal deadlines itself.  In that post, I mentioned that the SEC adopted resource extraction rules…
  • Sep 18

    In Judicial Opinions, These Words Are Truly Zeltn

    In Judicial Opinions, These Words Are Truly Zeltn
    Readers of this blog know that it isn’t just about the law, it is about the language of the law.  As I’ve mentioned, many of our legal terms are derived from Norman French courtesy of William the Conqueror.  Recently, I…
  • Sep 17

    Congressman Proposes Federal Non Disparagement Law

    Congressman Proposes Federal Non Disparagement Law
    Last Friday, I wrote about a new California law that provides that a contract or proposed contract for the sale or lease of consumer goods or services may not include a provision waiving the consumer’s right to make any statement…
Rank this Week: 388

Federal Securities Law Blog

Federal Securities Law Blog

FedSecLaw.com is devoted to highlighting current issues in securities laws, discussing the ramifications of those issues for today’s businesses, and providing bottom-line takeaways for busy owners, managers, and executives. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.fedseclaw.com/
  • Sep 18

    Sixth Circuit case specifies additional language required in indemnification survival clauses in M&A agreement

    Sixth Circuit case specifies additional language required in indemnification survival clauses in M&A agreement
    By Daniel M. Bauer A recent Sixth Circuit case, interpreting Ohio law, found that a merger agreement stating that the representations and warranties “shall survive…the Closing until… the second anniversary date of the…
  • Sep 11

    Late Form 4s aren’t just embarrassing anymore

    Late Form 4s aren’t just embarrassing anymore
    By Jack J. Gravelle Yesterday, the SEC announced penalties totaling approximately $2.6 million against directors, officers, beneficial owners and issuers for failure to promptly report information about holdings and transactions in company…
  • Sep 9

    U.S. Commerce Department acknowledges that conflict minerals are too hard to track

    U.S. Commerce Department acknowledges that conflict minerals are too hard to track
    By Robert J. Tannous According to a Wall Street Journal article reported by Emily Chasen, Senior Editor at The Wall Street Journal‘s CFO Journal, on Sept. 5, 2014, the U.S. Commerce Department acknowledged “it cannot determine…
Rank this Week: 1059

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
  • Sep 18

    Race to the Bottom Recalculated: Scoring Corporate Law Over Time

    Race to the Bottom Recalculated: Scoring Corporate Law Over Time
    Editor's Note: Brian Cheffins is Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Cambridge. The following post is based on an article co-authored by Professor Cheffins, Steven A. Bank, Paul Hastings Professor of Business Law at UCLA School of…
  • Sep 18

    Delaware Court Finds Two Transactions Not Entirely Fair

    Delaware Court Finds Two Transactions Not Entirely Fair
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from David J. Berger, partner focusing on corporate governance at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and is based on a WSGR Alert memorandum. This post is part of the Delaware law series, which…
  • Sep 17

    High-Frequency Trading: An Innovative Solution to Address Key Issue

    High-Frequency Trading: An Innovative Solution to Address Key Issue
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Jon Lukomnik of the IRRC Institute and is based on the summary of a report commissioned by the IRRC Institute and authored by Professors Khaldoun Khashanah, Ionut Florescu, and Steve Yang of…
Rank this Week: 117

Footnoted

Footnoted

Reports on actionable information in SEC filings.

http://www.footnoted.com/
Rank this Week: 4478

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Sep 18

    Controls on Fee Deductions and Disbursement

    Controls on Fee Deductions and Disbursement
    A recent action by the Securities and Exchange Commission caught my attention. The SEC charged a hedge fund manager with taking excess management fees. For a more exciting headline, the SEC press release says the excess fees were to…
  • Sep 16

    CFTC Allows General Solicitation for Private Fund

    CFTC Allows General Solicitation for Private Fund
    In early 2013, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission decided to grab for more regulatory oversight and revoked some long-standing exemptions. The CFTC also got handed the regulatory oversight of non-securities derivatives. As a result,…
  • Sep 13

    Weekend Reading: House of Debt

    Weekend Reading: House of Debt
    In House of Debt, Atif Mian, an economist at Princeton University, and Amir Sufi, a finance professor at the University of Chicago, make the case that household debt was the 2008 recession’s main culprit. This is a nuanced view that…
Rank this Week: 412

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Sep 18

    Proactive Is Better than Reactive – Lessons from the NFL

    Proactive Is Better than Reactive – Lessons from the NFL
    An interesting article looks at the recent crises facing the NFL and argues why being proactive is better than reactive – for everyone, including in-house counsel: “What does all of this mean to in-house counsel or corporate…
  • Sep 17

    Companies shift legal spending in-house as more embrace ‘in-sourcing’

    Companies shift legal spending in-house as more embrace ‘in-sourcing’
    Companies are increasingly shifting legal spending in-house, according to a new analysis. This year companies are redirecting an estimated $1.1 billion of legal spending from… The post Companies shift legal spending in-house as more…
  • Sep 16

    Comparing Arbitration Service Provider

    Comparing Arbitration Service Provider
    How do the arbitration services from AAA, JAMS and CPR measure up? ; ; ; ; ; ; The post Comparing Arbitration Service Providers appeared on InhouseBlog.com. Lots of legal jobs at GoLegalJobs.com
Rank this Week: 256

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Sep 18

    GCR Live 6th Annual Brussels: The conference about the bigger picture

    GCR Live 6th Annual Brussels: The conference about the bigger picture
    GCR Live 6th Annual Brussels: The conference about the bigger picture Day one - Wednesday, 12 November 13.30: Welcome coffee and registration 14.00: Chairs’ welcome John Davies, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Derek Ridyard, RBB Economics…
  • Sep 18

    A RETROSPECTIVE MERGER ANALYSIS IN THE U.K. VIDEOGAME MARKET

    A RETROSPECTIVE MERGER ANALYSIS IN THE U.K. VIDEOGAME MARKET
    Luca Aguzzoni, LEAR Elena Argentesi, University of Bologna Paolo Buccirossi, LEAR, Lorenzo Ciari, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Tomaso Duso, DICE, Massimo Tognoni, U.K. Competition Commission and Cristiana Vitale, OECD,…
  • Sep 18

    Reflections on the Past Year At the Antitrust Division

    Reflections on the Past Year At the Antitrust Division
    David Gelfand, DOJ offers Reflections on the Past Year At the Antitrust Division.
Rank this Week: 22

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 18

    Guest Post: Activist Shareholder: The New Kid on the German D&O-Block

    Guest Post: Activist Shareholder: The New Kid on the German D&O-Block
    Although I try to include on this blog topics involving issues from outside the United States, because of my background and experience, U.S-related topics tend to predominate. That is why I am always grateful to have the opportunity to…
  • Sep 17

    Who is an “Officer”? A Critical Inquiry for Indemnification and Insurance

    Who is an “Officer”? A Critical Inquiry for Indemnification and Insurance
    Many companies provide advancement, indemnification and insurance benefits and protection for their officers and directors. However, it is not always clear who is an “officer” for purposes of claiming the benefits and protection.…
  • Sep 16

    Failed NC Bank Execs Granted Summary Judgment on All FDIC Claim

    Failed NC Bank Execs Granted Summary Judgment on All FDIC Claim
    On September 11, 2014, in a sharply worded order that will give heart to the FDIC’s many other failed bank litigation targets, Eastern District of North Carolina Judge Terrence Boyle, applying North Carolina law, granted the summary…
Rank this Week: 137

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

Covers fraud, international law, immigration and business formation. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    Florida Ancillary Probate Process for Property in Florida

    Florida Ancillary Probate Process for Property in Florida
    There are many people who own property in Florida but do not live here year round. If a loved one passes away in another state or country while owning property in Florida, then the estate must be probated in at least two places: the principle…
  • Sep 16

    How to Handle a Florida Business Dispute

    How to Handle a Florida Business Dispute
    No business wants to get sued or become a part of a lawsuit that could have been avoided. Florida business disputes are settled much more pleasantly when the proper actions are taken before, during, and after the incident arises. In addition…
  • Sep 10

    The post appeared first on…

    The post appeared first on boyerlawfirmblog.com.
Rank this Week: 1904

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 18

    Ben-Shahar & Schneider Symposium Part VI: Lauren Willi

    Ben-Shahar & Schneider Symposium Part VI: Lauren Willi
    This is the sixth in a series of posts that are part of a virtual symposium on the new book by Omri Ben-Shahar and Carl E. Schneider, More Than You Wanted to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure. Biographies for...
  • Sep 17

    Ben-Shahar & Schneider Symposium, Part V: Ethan Leib

    Ben-Shahar & Schneider Symposium, Part V: Ethan Leib
    This is the fifth in a series of posts that are part of a virtual symposium on the new book by Omri Ben-Shahar and Carl E. Schneider, More Than You Wanted to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure. Biographies for...
  • Sep 17

    New in Print

    New in Print
    James F. Nagle, The Twenty-Second Major Frank B. Creekmore, Jr. Lecture. [History of U.S. government contracting.] 213 Mil. L. Rev. 165 (2012) Ralph C. Nash, Jr., The Twenty-Eighth Annual Gilbert A. Cuneo Lecture in Government Contract Law.…
Rank this Week: 127

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/
  • Sep 18

    Delaware: Outside Directors’ Motion to Dismiss in Entire Fairness Transaction Denied

    Delaware: Outside Directors’ Motion to Dismiss in Entire Fairness Transaction Denied
    Here’s news from Steven Haas of Hunton & Williams: In In re Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc. S’holders Litig., Consol. C.A. No. 8922-VCG (Del. Ch. Sept. 10, 2014), Vice Chancellor Glasscock denied a motion to dismiss filed by…
  • Sep 17

    House Judiciary Committee Acts to Harmonize Antitrust Review Standards & Processe

    House Judiciary Committee Acts to Harmonize Antitrust Review Standards & Processe
    As noted in this Akin Gump memo, on September 10, the House Judiciary Committee passed, by voice vote, legislation to eliminate certain disparities to antitrust review by the DOJ and FTC. The Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through…
  • Sep 16

    Private Company Freeze-Out Merger Litigation Dismissed at Pleading Stage

    Private Company Freeze-Out Merger Litigation Dismissed at Pleading Stage
    Here’s news from Steven Haas of Hunton & Williams: In a recent bench ruling in Swomley v. Schlecht, C.A. No. 9355-VCL (Del. Ch. Aug. 27, 2014), the Court of Chancery reached two key holdings applicable to freeze-out mergers. First,…
Rank this Week: 582

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Sep 18

    Corp Fin’s Comment Letters: WSJ Peeks Under the Hood

    Corp Fin’s Comment Letters: WSJ Peeks Under the Hood
    It was bound to happen. I just thought it would happen much sooner. It’s been just over a decade since Corp Fin began posting its comment letters (and the related responses) – but yet there has been scant mass media attention paid…
  • Sep 17

    PCAOB Staff Practice Alert: Revenue Auditing

    PCAOB Staff Practice Alert: Revenue Auditing
    Recently, the PCAOB issued “Staff Audit Practice Alert No. 12” about auditing revenue, including revenue recognition, presentation and disclosure. The Alert cited “frequently observed significant audit deficiencies”…
  • Sep 16

    Poll Results: How Are You Responding to Your SDX Shareholder Engagement Letter?

    Poll Results: How Are You Responding to Your SDX Shareholder Engagement Letter?
    Last month, I ran a poll in this blog to address the query about how companies were responding to the SDX engagement letter. Here are the results: - Responded indicating have adopted shareholder-director engagement policy – 0% -…
Rank this Week: 286

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    SEBI’s Revisions to Corporate Governance Norm

    SEBI’s Revisions to Corporate Governance Norm
    In April this year, SEBI had announced a revamped clause 49 of the listing agreement specifying the revised corporate governance norms to come into effect from October 1, 2014. This was to bring the SEBI norms in line with the Companies Act,…
  • Sep 17

    Is levy of penalty mandatory and inevitable? - mindless/rote application of Supreme Court decision in Shriram?

    Is levy of penalty mandatory and inevitable? - mindless/rote application of Supreme Court decision in Shriram?
    (Note:- This article is my latest contribution to my monthly column on Securities Laws in Bombay Chartered Accountants' Journal)Penalty is mandatory because Supreme Court says so, SEBI consistently and incorrectly holdsAlmost each and every…
  • Sep 15

    “deposits” existing on 31st March 2014 - how to be treated under new Companies Act/Rules?

    “deposits” existing on 31st March 2014 - how to be treated under new Companies Act/Rules?
    Since notification of the Companies Act, 2013 and Rules thereunder, certain transitional issues relating to “deposits” are causing concerns to numerous companies, big and small, listed and unlisted, public or private. They arise…
Rank this Week: 315

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 4522

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: 110

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Sep 17

    How to Use Your Professional Franchise Advisors - Operation

    How to Use Your Professional Franchise Advisors - Operation
    Two key professional advisors play an important role in helping you decide whether or not to buy a franchise, and I urge you to spend time with them as you consider the variety of franchise opportunities available to you. It...
  • Sep 17

    What's New in Direct Mail? - Marketing

    What's New in Direct Mail? - Marketing
    I have been in the direct mail industry for over 34 years. During that time many of my clients have asked me what the most significant part of a successful marketing campaign is. I always answer that the most important...
  • Sep 16

    Who Has the SBA the Highest Loan Default Rates Among Franchise Brands? - New

    Who Has the SBA the Highest Loan Default Rates Among Franchise Brands? - New
    Last week's Wall Street Journal had a story about the franchise systems with the highest default rates for Small Business Administration-backed loans over the past decade. The Journal reports that franchisees of Quiznos, Cold Stone Creamery,…
Rank this Week: 744

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 17

    In case you were wondering how my fantasy football season is going

    In case you were wondering how my fantasy football season is going
    I am the Unseen Academicals: [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sep 17

    Corporate lobbying pays off for investor

    Corporate lobbying pays off for investor
    There is a significant lobby for limiting corporate political contributions and requiring disclosures of any contributions (seemingly not matter how small). Part of the premise for this campaign is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Sep 17

    Attention SEC: "Whatever Happened to Promoting Small Business Capital Formation?"

    Attention SEC: "Whatever Happened to Promoting Small Business Capital Formation?"
    SEC Commissioner Daniel Gallagher has given an excellent speech on the titular question. The whole thing is a must read, but this passage jumps out at me: ... sadly, we at the SEC are not doing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 113

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 17

    "Willful" Copyright Infringement Can Result in Criminal Prosecution

    "Willful" Copyright Infringement Can Result in Criminal Prosecution
    Copyright enforcement is typically a civil matter, involving a copyright owner sending a cease-and-desist notice and then filing a lawsuit in federal court to seek injunctive relief and damages. In some circumstances, however, copyright…
  • Sep 10

    U.S. Trademark Office Cancels Registration for Washington DC Football Team on Grounds of Disparagement

    U.S. Trademark Office Cancels Registration for Washington DC Football Team on Grounds of Disparagement
    The National Football League (NFL) team in Washington, DC has faced controversy and criticism over its team nickname, the "Redskins," for decades, with critics arguing that the name is a racial slur against Native Americans. A group of young…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4074

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Sep 17

    Why a Common Law Approach to Defining “Unfair Methods of Competition” Won’t Work

    Why a Common Law Approach to Defining “Unfair Methods of Competition” Won’t Work
    Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act proclaims that “[u]nfair methods of competition . . . are hereby declared unlawful.” The FTC has exclusive authority to enforce that provision and uses it to prosecute Sherman Act…
  • Sep 13

    Peter Thiel on the Virtues of Monopoly

    Peter Thiel on the Virtues of Monopoly
    PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel has a terrific essay in the Review section of today’s Wall Street Journal.  The essay, Competition Is for Losers, is adapted from Mr. Thiel’s soon-to-be-released book, Zero to One:…
  • Sep 11

    Reforming FTC Data Security Enforcement

    Reforming FTC Data Security Enforcement
    Recently I highlighted problems with the FTC’s enforcement actions targeting companies’ data security protection policies, and recommended that the FTC adopt a cost-benefit approach to regulation in this area.  Yesterday the…
Rank this Week: 47

The Venture Alley

The Venture Alley

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

http://www.theventurealley.com
  • Sep 17

    Take the Technology Leaders Forecast Survey

    Take the Technology Leaders Forecast Survey
    On October 7, DLA Piper will host the Technology Leaders Summit, where technology leaders, influential innovators and policymakers convene to discuss the future of innovation. At the Summit, DLA Piper will release the results of its fourth,…
  • Sep 5

    What is Micro-Venture Capital?

    What is Micro-Venture Capital?
    CONTRIBUTED BY Trent Dykes trent.dykes@dlapiper.com Over the past few years, a new funding source for seed stage startups has developed and quickly become an integral part of the startup ecosystem.  This newer brand of investor is…
  • Aug 7

    Angel Investment Trends: Q1 2014 Halo Report

    Angel Investment Trends: Q1 2014 Halo Report
    CONTRIBUTED BY Trent Dykes trent.dykes@dlapiper.com The Q1 2014 Halo Report has been released by the Angel Resource Institute, Silicon Valley Bank and CB Insights. The Halo Report analyzes angel investment activity and trends in the…
Rank this Week: 2066

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/
  • Sep 17

    NFL and Tax Expenditure

    NFL and Tax Expenditure
    The Washington Post has an interesting article on the National Football League, listing the various ways in which the NFL has been supported by taxpayers at the federal and state level over the decades, including of course through tax-exempt…
  • Sep 15

    IRS on Conservation Easement Appraisal

    IRS on Conservation Easement Appraisal
    On September 4, 2014, I attended an excellent conference on the valuation of conservation easements in Sioux Falls, SD, sponsored by the North Star Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. The conference featured five representatives from the IRS:…
  • Sep 15

    Urban Institute Estimates Effects on Giving of Camp Reform Plan

    Urban Institute Estimates Effects on Giving of Camp Reform Plan
    The Tax Policy and Charities Project of the Urban Institute has released preliminary estimates of the impact of Chairman Dave Camp's tax reform plan on charitable giving. The overall estimate is that giving would decrease by 7 to 14…
Rank this Week: 205

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 17

    Lacoste North America CEO Francis Pierrel: What’s Next for the Brand

    Lacoste North America CEO Francis Pierrel: What’s Next for the Brand
    This past summer, Lacoste launched a mobile app, Lacoste City Tennis, that is part matchmaker and part personal assistant. Users can find a hitting partner and an open court to play on. As Lacoste looks to the future, this strategic…
  • Sep 12

    At Outlets, Consumers Say Deals are Too Good to Be True

    At Outlets, Consumers Say Deals are Too Good to Be True
    A flurry of recent class action lawsuits is forcing clothing retailers to rethink their marketing tactics for outlet stores. In the last few months, lawsuits have been filed against a who’s who of major clothing retailers — The…
  • Sep 9

    We’re Not Getting Any Younger: L’Oréal Settles FTC Charges Over Deceptive Anti-Aging Claim

    We’re Not Getting Any Younger: L’Oréal Settles FTC Charges Over Deceptive Anti-Aging Claim
    What’s the News? The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently settled with L’Oréal USA Inc. over charges that the company made deceptive claims regarding the benefits of two of its products. Specifically,…
Rank this Week: 4539

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
  • Sep 17

    Ever Heard of Implied Hearsay?

    Ever Heard of Implied Hearsay?
    Most of us think about hearsay in connection with facts that are expressly stated. But an out-of-court statement that’s offered to prove the truth of the facts implied by the statement is also hearsay and inadmissible unless an…
  • Sep 15

    Turn Legalese into Plain English

    Turn Legalese into Plain English
    A contract shouldn’t require a Latin-English dictionary to understand it! In fact, there’s generally no reason to use Latin terms or formal legal language (legalese) at all. Use plain English to be sure the contracts and other…
  • Sep 12

    5 Tips to Make the Most of Requests for Admission

    5 Tips to Make the Most of Requests for Admission
    Requests for admission are very valuable yet underutilized tools. They’re one of the best techniques to create admissible evidence for summary judgment and trial—make good use of them! With requests for admission, you can take an…
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Philadelphia Business Lawyer Blog

Philadelphia Business Lawyer Blog

By Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt, P.C.

http://www.philadelphiabusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 17

    NEW JERSEY EMPLOYERS MAY NOT INQUIRE INTO CRIMINAL HISTORY OF JOB APPLICANTS UNDER NEW "BAN THE BOX" LAW

    NEW JERSEY EMPLOYERS MAY NOT INQUIRE INTO CRIMINAL HISTORY OF JOB APPLICANTS UNDER NEW "BAN THE BOX" LAW
    On August 11, 2014, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed the "Opportunity to Compete Act" (Bill 1999) into existence. The Act will become law in New Jersey on March 15, 2015. The Act limits the ability of "covered" New Jersey employers…
  • Aug 7

    PENNSYLVANIA HAS NEW POWER OF ATTORNEY REQUIREMENTS

    PENNSYLVANIA HAS NEW POWER OF ATTORNEY REQUIREMENTS
    On July 15, 2014 House Law 1429 went into effect and drastically changed what is required under financial powers of attorney (POAs). The new law was in response to rising incidents of elder abuse where agents placed their own self-interests…
  • Jul 1

    LAWYERS CAN DELETE CIRCULAR 230 WARNINGS ON EMAILS

    LAWYERS CAN DELETE CIRCULAR 230 WARNINGS ON EMAILS
    For those of us that actually read the bottom of their lawyer's email you probably noticed the arcane "IRS Circular 230 Disclosure" that stated the advice contained in this email is not intended and cannot be used for tax avoidance purposes…
Rank this Week: 3683

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Sep 17

    Federal Circuit Tosses $368 Million Patent Verdict Against Apple's FaceTime, Okays Nix on Citing Reexam

    Federal Circuit Tosses $368 Million Patent Verdict Against Apple's FaceTime, Okays Nix on Citing Reexam
    Measuring patent damages -- and excluding reexam evidence The Federal Circuit again tightened the criteria for setting damages awards in patent infringement cases. But, in a bit of good news for infringement plaintiffs, it lent further…
  • Sep 15

    The Big Flip

    The Big Flip
    Party flip in the federal courts Since the inauguration of Barack Obama in January 2009, eight U.S. courts of appeals have flipped parties, The New York Times reported. Now nine of the 13 federal appeals courts -- almost 70 percent...
  • Sep 7

    Federal Circuit Forecloses Online-Guaranty Patent

    Federal Circuit Forecloses Online-Guaranty Patent
    Abstract ideas Section 101 of the Patent Act allows patents on "any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof". 35 U.S.C. 101. But, the Supreme Court has held,…
Rank this Week: 129

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 304

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

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

http://www.chinahearsay.com/
  • Sep 17

    Chinese Biz in U.S.: Turnabout is Fair Play

    Chinese Biz in U.S.: Turnabout is Fair Play
    It’s of crucial importance for senior management of Chinese companies operating in the United States to adjust their mindsets, remain open-minded to differences and get ready to work closely with local professionals in order to grow…
  • Sep 16

    Academics Get Caught Up in Debate Over China’s Int…

    Academics Get Caught Up in Debate Over China’s Int…
    Academics Get Caught Up in Debate Over China’s Interest Rates | Wall Street Journal on.wsj.com/1qbJEgX © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Sep 16

    China’s Environmental Awakening | New York Times h…

    China’s Environmental Awakening | New York Times h…
    China’s Environmental Awakening | New York Times nyti.ms/XcmZdq © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
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My Distribution Law

My Distribution Law

Focuses on distribution law issues for manufacturers, wholesalers, dealers, and retailers. By Howard M. Ullman.

http://www.mydistributionlaw.com/
  • Sep 17

    Ninth Circuit Holds State Action Immunity Doctrine Bars Claims Against Convention Center

    Ninth Circuit Holds State Action Immunity Doctrine Bars Claims Against Convention Center
    In United National Maintenance, Inc. v. San Diego Convention Center, Inc., No. 12-56809 (9th Cir. May 14, 2014), the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the San Diego Convention center enjoyed state-action immunity…
  • Aug 26

    N.D. Cal. Just Opened the Damages Umbrella

    N.D. Cal. Just Opened the Damages Umbrella
    In County of San Mateo v. CSL, Limited, Case No. 3:10-cv-05686-JSC (N.D. Cal. Aug. 20, 2014) (Corley, M.J.), the Northern District of California held that California’s antitrust law, the Cartwright Act, allows the recovery of umbrella…
  • Jul 31

    The Senate is Considering Minimum Resale Pricing for Contact Lense

    The Senate is Considering Minimum Resale Pricing for Contact Lense
    NPR has the story.  Under federal law, of course, RPM is subject to the Rule of Reason.  Apparently the Senate is interested because a large portion of the contact lens market is subject to the restrictions. It is unclear to me…
Rank this Week: 1985

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 438

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • Sep 16

    New Bankruptcy Opinion: IN RE WORLD IMPORTS – Bankr. Court, ED Pennsylvania, 2014

    New Bankruptcy Opinion: IN RE WORLD IMPORTS – Bankr. Court, ED Pennsylvania, 2014
    IN RE WORLD IMPORTS, CHAPTER 11, DEBTOR. Bankruptcy No. 13-15929 SR. United States Bankruptcy Court, E.D. Pennsylvania. September 10, 2014. OPINION STEPHEN RASLAVICH, Bankruptcy Judge. Introduction Before the Court are the Requests of Sunrise…
  • Sep 16

    New Bankruptcy Opinion: IN RE HOWREY LLP – Bankr. Court, ND California, 2014

    New Bankruptcy Opinion: IN RE HOWREY LLP – Bankr. Court, ND California, 2014
    In re HOWREY LLP, Chapter 11, Debtor. ALLAN B. DIAMOND, Chapter 11, Trustee for Howrey LLP, Plaintiff, v. JONES DAY LLP, Defendant. Bankruptcy Case No. 11-31376DM, Adversary Proceeding No. 13-3093 DM. United States Bankruptcy Court, N.D.…
  • Sep 16

    New Bankruptcy Opinion: IN RE SHENGDATECH, INC. – Dist. Court, D. Nevada, 2014

    New Bankruptcy Opinion: IN RE SHENGDATECH, INC. – Dist. Court, D. Nevada, 2014
    IN RE: SHENGDATECH, INC., Debtor. SHENGDATECH LIQUIDATING TRUST, Plaintiff, v. HANSEN, BARNETT & MAXWELL, P.C., et al., Defendants. Case No. 3:13-cv-00563-RCJ, Adv. No. 13-ap-05046-BTB, Bankr. No. 11-bk-52469-BTB. United States District…
Rank this Week: 206

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 16

    Public Plans For Private Sector Employees - Say Whaaat?

    Public Plans For Private Sector Employees - Say Whaaat?
    The news about public retirement plans for private workers may not be as snappy as a dog with red sunglasses taking a selfie but it sure caught my attention. On June 17, 2014, Pensions & Investments reported that efforts are underway…
  • Sep 9

    Decision Making When You Don't Like Your Colleague

    Decision Making When You Don't Like Your Colleague
    As an independent economic consultant, I am fortunate to have flexibility as to project selection and the make-up of my team. From what I hear from colleagues, others don't feel as lucky. They tell me they feel stuck in a situation where they…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1153

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/
  • Sep 16

    New Frontiers - Mining Litigation in Canada for the Activities of Foreign Subsidiarie

    New Frontiers - Mining Litigation in Canada for the Activities of Foreign Subsidiarie
    Posted by Craig FerrisIn June, 2014, a Notice of Civil Claim was filed in the British Columbia Supreme Court in the case of Adolfo Garcia v. Tahoe Resources Inc. (“Garcia”).  In Garcia, the plaintiffs have sued a Canadian…
  • Sep 11

    "Additional Rent" and a Tenant's "Proportionate Share"

    "Additional Rent" and a Tenant's "Proportionate Share"
    Posted by Peter RobertsMost commercial leases contain terms that require tenants to pay additional rent. Additional rent is usually a share of the costs and charges incurred to operate the property. These costs can include municipal taxes,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3072

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Sep 16

    URS – ICANN Offers Uniform Rapid Suspension against Cybersquatter

    URS – ICANN Offers Uniform Rapid Suspension against Cybersquatter
    I have written several times about ICANN’s longstanding Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). This post discusses a more recent way to thwart some cybersquatters, namely, URS – Uniform Rapid Suspension. According…
  • Sep 5

    LLCs: Why an Operating Agreement is Important

    LLCs: Why an Operating Agreement is Important
    This post discusses why an operating agreement is important for every limited liability company (LLC). It expands upon an answer I provided on Quora several months ago. (See In simple terms, why are operating agreements important?) An…
  • Aug 25

    Browsewrap Agreements Must Be Brought to Users’ Attention

    Browsewrap Agreements Must Be Brought to Users’ Attention
    In Online Terms can be Binding, even if You don’t have to Click!, I compared the enforceability of clickwrap and browsewrap agreements. This post discusses Nguyen v. Barnes & Noble, in which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth…
Rank this Week: 731

Bongiovi Law Firm Blog

Bongiovi Law Firm Blog

Covers Nevada business law.

http://bongiovilaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 16

    My Trademark is Registered – Now What?

    My Trademark is Registered – Now What?
    Trademark owners often feel a justifiable sense of pride and satisfaction when they receive their trademark’s Certificate of Registration in the mail from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Although it is tempting to view…
  • Aug 3

    What’s Wrong with the Margin Tax?

    What’s Wrong with the Margin Tax?
    Lots. Especially for small businesses like you and me. The Margin Tax is an initiative proposed by the teacher’s union to raise funds for Nevada schools. That sounds all well and good on the surface; after all, who doesn’t want…
  • Jul 9

    How to Choose a Distinctive Trademark

    How to Choose a Distinctive Trademark
    Your company’s trademark or service mark is the core of your brand identity in the marketplace. As such, it is one of your most valuable business assets and deserves to be developed with a great deal of forethought and creativity. Once…
Rank this Week: 4531

The Virtual Attorney Blog

The Virtual Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and business law. By Michael Brennan.

http://thevirtualattorney.com/blog
  • Sep 16

    Pet Prenups | Planning for Pets if You Break Up

    Pet Prenups | Planning for Pets if You Break Up
    Couples are living together before marriage more than ever before. Perhaps unsurprisingly, for many of those lovebirds, a long-term future together is not always in the cards. When breakups happen, it’s challenging enough splitting up…
  • Sep 3

    New Handout | Estate Planning for Same Sex Couple

    New Handout | Estate Planning for Same Sex Couple
    Estate Planning for Same Sex Couples presents some challenges not otherwise seen when planning for married couples. In states like Illinois, where same-sex marriage is legal, the challenges are now much easier to conquer than they were even a…
  • Aug 28

    Different Ways to Title Real Estate

    Different Ways to Title Real Estate
    Did you know that there are multiple ways in which you can hold title to real estate? For first time homebuyers, especially couples- both married and unmarried, deciding how to take title to their new home can be confusing. Not only that, but…
Rank this Week: 3402

Northern California Bankruptcy…

Northern California Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

Covers bankruptcy, business and real state law. By Binder & Malter, LLP.

http://www.northerncaliforniabankruptcyattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4658

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

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

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 16

    Can My Competitors Use My Business Name in Their Keyword Advertising?

    Can My Competitors Use My Business Name in Their Keyword Advertising?
    An Intellectual Property FAQ with Mark A. Williams. I would like to tell you that the answer to this question is no, they can never use your name but that is just not the truth. Some of the questions here…Read more ›
  • Sep 15

    What Is Trademark Infringement?

    What Is Trademark Infringement?
    An Intellectual Property FAQ with Mark A. Williams. Put simply, trademark infringement is when you use somebody else’s trademark; however, it is really a lot more complex than that. If you use any mark or symbol to identify your…
  • Sep 11

    Is Federal Trademark Registration Valid Outside the United States?

    Is Federal Trademark Registration Valid Outside the United States?
    An Intellectual Property FAQ with Mark A. Williams. If you obtain a federal trademark within the United States with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, it will apply to anybody that wants to do business within the United…
Rank this Week: 4675

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

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4472

Knudsen Law Firm Blog

Knudsen Law Firm Blog

Covers legal issues in Nebraska.

http://www.knudsenlaw.com/our-blog/
  • Sep 16

    New Drug Take-Back Program

    New Drug Take-Back Program
    Long-term care facilities will be one of several designated drop-off points for unused prescription drugs in a new effort aimed at reducing addiction and abuse.  The Drug Enforcement Administration regulation was announced Monday by U.S.…
  • Aug 11

    Overzealous Nursing Home Settles Immigration-Related Employment Discrimination Claim

    Overzealous Nursing Home Settles Immigration-Related Employment Discrimination Claim
    In a case alleging that Isabella Geriatric Center (“IGC”) was too aggressive in asking immigrant workers to provide documentation, the nursing home has agreed to pay $14,500 in civil penalties to the United States; undergo…
  • Aug 5

    Many Uninsured Live in States Without Expanded Medicaid

    Many Uninsured Live in States Without Expanded Medicaid
    A recent survey showed Americans without health insurance coverage are most concentrated in states that have not expanded Medicaid.  As of June, 60.4% of those without coverage lived in the 25 states that have not expanded Medicaid, up…
Rank this Week: 2981

CCN News

CCN News

Covers Mexico business law news. By Cacheaux Cavazos & Newton.

http://www.ccn-law.com/en/news
  • Sep 16

    August 2014 Edition of MexicanAutomotive Released

    August 2014 Edition of MexicanAutomotive Released
    The August 2014 edition of MexicanAutomotive has been released and can now be seen on the MexicanAutomotive website. MexicanAutomotive reports on general Mexican automotive industry topics, as well as economic, financial and legal issues…
  • Jan 15

    January-February 2014 Edition of MexicanAutomotive Released

    January-February 2014 Edition of MexicanAutomotive Released
    The January-February 2014 edition of MexicanAutomotive has been released and can now be seen on the MexicanAutomotive website. MexicanAutomotive reports on general Mexican automotive industry topics, as well as economic, financial and legal…
  • Nov 6

    Reminder for the US-Mexico Customs Compliance Conference

    Reminder for the US-Mexico Customs Compliance Conference
    The U.S.-Mexico Customs Compliance Conference in Houston, Texas is fast approaching and discounted early bird registration will end on November 29, 2013. Registration continues through January 21, 2014 at the normal price. If you are…
Rank this Week: 3371