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Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 165

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
  • Apr 18

    When Can You Discharge Taxes in Bankruptcy?

    When Can You Discharge Taxes in Bankruptcy?
    The 5 Rules of Discharging Taxes If the income tax meets all five rules, then the tax debt is dischargeable in EITHER Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. 1. Federal Income Taxes Only: The taxes must be strictly for taxes on income (1040 Income Tax).…
  • Mar 10

    THE WHITE HOUSE UNVEILS: STUDENT AID BILL OF RIGHTS

    THE WHITE HOUSE UNVEILS: STUDENT AID BILL OF RIGHTS
    The Wall Street Journal reported today that the White House is weighing whether to make it easier for Americans to discharge student loans through bankruptcy. Federal law prohibits student loans — whether made by private lenders or the…
  • Mar 3

    SENATE DEMOCRATS URGE RELIEF FOR STUDENT BORROWERS NOTING THAT BIG ED WILL GENERATE OVER $100 BILLION LOAN REPAYMENTS IN THE NEXT DECADE

    SENATE DEMOCRATS URGE RELIEF FOR STUDENT BORROWERS NOTING THAT BIG ED WILL GENERATE OVER $100 BILLION LOAN REPAYMENTS IN THE NEXT DECADE
    Bloomberg News reported that a group of Senate Democrats, led by Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, urged the government to offer relief to distressed borrowers, even if that dampens the profit it makes from collecting on people with…
Rank this Week: 2255

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Campbell conference: beyond transformative use

    Campbell conference: beyond transformative use
    Panel VII. Beyond Transformative Use—Other Fair and Permitted Uses (Moderator, Professor Gomulkiewicz) (partial: I had to leave early, sorry) Gomulkiewicz: sometimes licenses get a bad rap but they can be a powerful engine for…
  • Apr 18

    Campbell conference: IP and cultural expression

    Campbell conference: IP and cultural expression
    Panel VI. IP and Cultural Expression (Moderators, Professor Said and Professor Margaret Chon) Mark McKenna, Notre Dame: Influence of Campbell outside copyright/in right of publicity: the First Amendment cases in which there’s an…
  • Apr 18

    Campbell conference: copyright and music licensing

    Campbell conference: copyright and music licensing
    Panel V. Copyright and Music Licensing (Moderator, Dean O'Connor) Peter Menell, U.C. Berkeley: We seem to approach fair use depending on how we approach our careers. Lawyers: fair use is attractive b/c it has so much potential. …
Rank this Week: 69

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Apr 18

    Notariatsrecht – Verstoss gegen das Ansehen des Notariat

    Notariatsrecht – Verstoss gegen das Ansehen des Notariat
    Im vorliegenden Fall (Entscheid der Justiz-, Gemeinde- und Kirchendirektion des Kantons Bern vom 18. September 2014, BN 2015, S. 23 ff.) hatte sich die Justiz-, Gemeinde- und Kirchendirektion des Kantons Bern (JGK) mit den Berufspflichten des…
  • Apr 14

    BGer 5A_240/2014: Kognition des Grundbuchverwalter

    BGer 5A_240/2014: Kognition des Grundbuchverwalter
    Das Bundesgericht hatte im Urteil 5A_240/2014 vom 18. Dezember 2014 zu prüfen ob ein Grundbuchverwalter eine Eintragung über eine Handänderung an Miteigentumsanteilen verweigern darf, wenn nicht nachgewiesen ist, dass der…
  • Apr 12

    Bafu: Vollzugshilfe zur Überwachung von belasteten Standorten

    Bafu: Vollzugshilfe zur Überwachung von belasteten Standorten
    Das Bundesamt für Umwelt (Bafu) hat eine Vollzugshilfe erstellt (Nummer UV-1505-D), welche aufzeigt, wie eine sachgerechte Überwachung von belasteten Standorten erfolgen soll. Erläutert wird, wann eine…
Rank this Week: 4422

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

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

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Apr 18

    Are Companies Setting Challenging Target Incentive Goals?

    Are Companies Setting Challenging Target Incentive Goals?
    Do companies set appropriately challenging goals in their incentive plans? How does a compensation committee determine whether management is recommending challenging goals? How important are earnings guidance and analyst expectations in goal…
  • Apr 17

    Freedom of Establishment for Companie

    Freedom of Establishment for Companie
    I recently posted my forthcoming book chapter, Centros, the Freedom of Establishment for Companies, and the Court’s Accidental Vision for Corporate Law (forthcoming in EU Law Stories, Fernanda Nicola & Bill Davies eds., Cambridge…
  • Apr 16

    2015 Canadian Hostile Take-Over Bid Study

    2015 Canadian Hostile Take-Over Bid Study
    In Canada, there are numerous ways to acquire a public company; however, a take-over bid made directly to shareholders is the only means by which legal control can be acquired without the consent of the target board. Such an unsolicited (or…
Rank this Week: 115

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Covers commercial and civil litigation in New York.

http://www.nylitigationfirm.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4745

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Apr 18

    When is a fine not a fine?

    When is a fine not a fine?
    It was recently announced that the SEC has reached a settlement in its lawsuit against Freddie Mac executives Richard Syron, Patricia Cook, and Donald Bisenius. The basic allegation in the case was that these executives violated Section 17 of…
  • Apr 17

    UConn Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Conference│ Storrs, CT │ April 23-24, 2015

    UConn Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Conference│ Storrs, CT │ April 23-24, 2015
    At the end of next week, I will be at the University of Connecticut School of Business and the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center for their Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Conference. Further information about the conference is available…
  • Apr 17

    Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act

    Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act
    On April 3, Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed the Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act (DRAA) into law. The DRAA becomes effective on May 4, 2015. The DRAA is a different take on the attempted Chancery Arbitration that the Third Circuit…
Rank this Week: 88

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/
  • Apr 18

    Impressive op-ed from the FBI Director.

    Impressive op-ed from the FBI Director.
    He's right.  See here.
  • Apr 13

    Man, I wish I could go to this conference....

    Man, I wish I could go to this conference....
    The 15th annual workshop on Conducting Empirical Legal Scholarship, co-taught by Lee Epstein and Andrew D. Martin, will run from June 15-June 17 at Washington University in St. Louis. The workshop is for law school faculty,…
  • Mar 22

    Aha! A new problem w/Congressional politics--or is it?

    Aha! A new problem w/Congressional politics--or is it?
    I like what Crescent Hardy is saying about Yucca Mountain ("let's explore if there's any scenario in which having Yucca Mountain be the nuclear waste repository might make sense for Nevada"), but I can't reach him via email because I don't…
Rank this Week: 312

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/
  • Apr 17

    Review of Comcast Deal Is Said to Raise Concern

    Review of Comcast Deal Is Said to Raise Concern
    The Justice Department staff is said to be leaning toward recommending blocking the merger with Time Warner, but higher officials can overrule any recommendation.
  • Apr 17

    In Debt: Gun Maker Colt’s Curious Exchange Offer

    In Debt: Gun Maker Colt’s Curious Exchange Offer
    Starting an exchange offer or a prepackaged bankruptcy with no input from creditors is a risky move.
  • Apr 17

    Stock Markets Fall Around the World

    Stock Markets Fall Around the World
    Some analysts said company valuations had become expensive as shares rose. In addition, Chinese regulators made changes and Bloomberg terminals failed to work for more than two hours.
Rank this Week: 2

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Apr 17

    Lateral News: Scott Hemphill to NYU

    Lateral News: Scott Hemphill to NYU
    I am happy to announce that Scott Hemphill is moving across town from Columbia Law to NYU Law. NYU now has the following antitrust team: Harry First Eleanor Fox Scott Hemphill Dan Rubinfeld Others on the NYU faculty who have...
  • Apr 17

    Margin Squeeze: An Above-Cost Predatory Pricing Approach

    Margin Squeeze: An Above-Cost Predatory Pricing Approach
    Germain Gaudin, Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf - Duesseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) and Despoina Mantzari, University of Reading - School of Law; Centre for Commercial Law and Financial Regulation offer Margin…
  • Apr 17

    2015 ANTITRUST WRITING AWARDS - Winners - Concurrence

    2015 ANTITRUST WRITING AWARDS - Winners - Concurrence
    2015 Winning Award Articles I. ACADEMIC ARTICLES 1. GENERAL ANTITRUST When the State Harms Competition – The Role for Competition Law Eleanor M. Fox and Deborah Healey, 79(3) Antitrust Law Journal, p. 769, 2014. 2. CONCERTED…
Rank this Week: 22

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/pct-law-group-legal-insights/
  • Apr 17

    No Facts to Back Business Owners’ Extortion Lawsuit Against Yelp!

    No Facts to Back Business Owners’ Extortion Lawsuit Against Yelp!
    The Ninth Circuit Court found absolutely no facts to support any of the business owners’ accusations against Yelp! Inc. A federal appeals court dismissed business litigation filed by small business owners who claimed Yelp!…
  • Apr 9

    Freaky Fast Noncompetes for Sandwich Makers?

    Freaky Fast Noncompetes for Sandwich Makers?
    Jimmy John’s, the restaurant franchise, is requiring all workers, including sandwich makers, to sign broad noncompetition agreements that restrict their employment opportunities for two years after leaving their cushy, highly technical…
  • Apr 6

    Companies Have a Right To Sue For Race Bia

    Companies Have a Right To Sue For Race Bia
    The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a Fourth Circuit decision that a minority-owned Virginia construction company has a racial identity that allows it to sue for discrimination over work for a public housing project. The…
Rank this Week: 4492

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/
  • Apr 17

    New York Court Allows "Service of Process" by Facebook

    New York Court Allows "Service of Process" by Facebook
    The Internet is becoming increasingly ubiquitous. Take the divorce matter that was recently ruled on by a judge in New York. The ruling is one of the first times that service of process by Facebook has been allowed. Normally, service of…
  • Apr 3

    Supreme Court Decision Sends UPS Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit Back to Lower Court

    Supreme Court Decision Sends UPS Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit Back to Lower Court
    A Supreme Court ruling may have implications for employers who have not given particular consideration to their policies regarding pregnant workers. In the Peggy Young v. United Parcel Service Inc. case, the highest court in the U.S. ruled in…
  • Mar 27

    Twitter Defends Newest Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

    Twitter Defends Newest Gender Discrimination Lawsuit
    Allegations of gender discrimination in Silicon Valley are nothing new. High profile lawsuits have already been filed against several tech companies. Now a former Twitter employee has filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against her former…
Rank this Week: 822

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

Offers Delaware Chancery Court and Supreme Court updates. By Francis G.X. Pileggi.

http://www.delawarelitigation.com/
  • Apr 17

    Director Advancement and Indemnification Right

    Director Advancement and Indemnification Right
    The Delaware law of advancement and indemnification for directors and officers is not for the fainthearted. Much of the statutory interpretation in the case law is counterintuitive. Each year the ABA Business and Corporate Litigation…
  • Apr 16

    Divided Supreme Court Upholds First-Filed Rule

    Divided Supreme Court Upholds First-Filed Rule
    The Delaware Supreme Court provided this week the latest iteration of Delaware law on the first-filed rule and whether a particular issue is covered by an arbitration clause. Over a vigorous dissent, Delaware’s high court affirmed a…
  • Apr 13

    Injunctive Relief Denied for Alleged Misuse of Customer List

    Injunctive Relief Denied for Alleged Misuse of Customer List
    The Delaware Court of Chancery recently addressed an issue that commonly appears in corporate and commercial litigation:  the alleged misuse of customer lists by someone other than the company who created the list.  In American…
Rank this Week: 182

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Covers upcoming and decided appeals of interest to Canadian businesses and professions. By McCarthy Tétrault LLP

http://www.canadianappeals.com
Rank this Week: 1340

Small Government Contracts Blog

Small Government Contracts Blog

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

http://smallgovcon.com/
  • Apr 17

    FedBid And The SBA: My Interview With Francis Rose

    FedBid And The SBA: My Interview With Francis Rose
    Earlier this month, the GAO sustained two protests filed by Latvian Connection LLC–one on a State Department procurement and one on a Department of Interior procurement–because Latvian Connection’s FedBid usage had been…
  • Apr 14

    HUBZone Fraud: $250,000 Settlement In “Virtual Office” Case

    HUBZone Fraud: $250,000 Settlement In “Virtual Office” Case
    A small business and its owner have agreed to pay $250,000 to resolve HUBZone fraud allegations, including a claim that the company’s HUBZone office was a “virtual” location where no employees actually worked. According to a…
  • Apr 13

    GAO Doubles Down On FedBid/COC Ruling

    GAO Doubles Down On FedBid/COC Ruling
    The GAO has sustained a second protest based upon FedBid’s suspension of a contractor from its system. For the second time in less than one week, the GAO held that the contractor’s suspension from FedBid–and resulting…
Rank this Week: 1796

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/
  • Apr 17

    “But I’m a lawyer…” Supreme Court of Canada clarifies mental element necessary for contempt

    “But I’m a lawyer…” Supreme Court of Canada clarifies mental element necessary for contempt
    On April 16, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada released its Reasons for Judgment in the case of Carey v. Laiken, 2015 SCC 17, clarifying that a specific intention to breach a court order is not necessary for a finding of contempt, and…
  • Apr 15

    Foul Play: How Far is Too Far in Recreational Sports?

    Foul Play: How Far is Too Far in Recreational Sports?
    High profile professional cases of on-field misconduct (think Bertuzzi, McSorley, etc.) have generated considerable headlines in the past, but what about when you are you or me laces em’ up and goes out on the weekend to play beer…
  • Apr 7

    Fraud: Where does the loss lie as between innocent victims?

    Fraud: Where does the loss lie as between innocent victims?
    This is a vexing question. It generally arises when a rogue has made off with money or assets having perpetrated a fraud and has left behind two or more equally innocent victims. As between those victims, who should bear the loss? Earlier…
Rank this Week: 3047

Footnoted

Footnoted

Reports on actionable information in SEC filings.

http://www.footnoted.com/
  • Apr 17

    Golden parachutes for government service?

    Golden parachutes for government service?
    A new shareholder proposal by the AFL-CIO questions accelerated vesting for employees at 4 financial services giants who leave to join the government.
  • Mar 27

    An inverse relationship at J.C. Penney

    An inverse relationship at J.C. Penney
    Before he was replaced as CEO, Marvin Ullman was a very avid user of JC Penney's corporate jet for personal travel.
  • Mar 18

    Hunting for Perks in Proxy Season

    Hunting for Perks in Proxy Season
    Proxy season invariably means the disclosure of some unique perks, including a hunting lodge at ArcBest.
Rank this Week: 4448

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Apr 17

    My Advice to Law School Transparency: Declare Victory and Move On

    My Advice to Law School Transparency: Declare Victory and Move On
    I'm going to keep this one brief and provocative. Six years ago, when Law School Transparency (LST) came into existence, law schools had some problems with transparency. The problems were not actionable. As Michael Simkovic details here and…
  • Apr 16

    SeaWorld in a World of Trouble

    SeaWorld in a World of Trouble
    A potential class-action lawsuit against SeaWorld was filed in Florida on April 8 just two weeks after the company was sued over its killer whale care in San Diego in another purported class action suit. The Florida lawsuit alleges unjust...
  • Apr 16

    New in Print

    New in Print
    David M. Attwater, Promoting Sustainable Development with Canadian Public Procurement, 44 Pub. Cont. L.J. 79 (2014) Jonathan M. Barnett, Hollywood Deals: Soft Contracts for Hard Markets, 64 Duke L.J. 605 (2015) Timothy Bunting, Lost and…
Rank this Week: 128

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Apr 17

    Officers Can Stop You If They Misunderstand the Law

    Officers Can Stop You If They Misunderstand the Law
    It’s called “Mistake of Law”. The officer can pull you over for thinking you broke the law when in reality, you did nothing wrong. Contact me today so we can see what defenses you have for your case. © marketing for…
  • Apr 13

    How Does the Marijuana Field Test Work?

    How Does the Marijuana Field Test Work?
    There are specific instructions that are essential to how the test performs. If your officer didn’t follow the directions or if you think that your substance wasn’t marijuana, definitely contact me today. Even if you think it was…
  • Mar 23

    How Does Weekend Jail Time Work in Virginia?

    How Does Weekend Jail Time Work in Virginia?
    Weekend jail time is a program that is administered by each jail depending upon its own rules and policies, so this is an issue that you definitely need to have a local defense lawyer on your side for.  I’m very familiar with the…
Rank this Week: 723

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business transactions, start-ups, and mergers. By Structure Law Group, LLP.

http://www.sanjosebusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    4 Common Legal Issues that Arise in Commercial Real Estate Transaction

    4 Common Legal Issues that Arise in Commercial Real Estate Transaction
    When you are shopping for a product, it is often easy to compare the price and quality to a similar product. However, pieces of real estate are often unique with no exact comparison based on size, age, use, and/or state of the building or…
  • Apr 10

    What Constitutes Wrongful Termination?

    What Constitutes Wrongful Termination?
    A termination is wrongful if it stems from bias based on many protected categories. In California, employees are protected from discrimination and harassment based on race, color, national origin, age, disability, medical conditions, gender…
  • Apr 3

    What is Triple Net?

    What is Triple Net?
    Leases for commercial real estate vary greatly, so it is important to seek the advice of a commercial real estate attorney to help you understand each item, and which costs are standard. The experienced attorneys at Structure Law Group are…
Rank this Week: 2285

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

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

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Apr 17

    Are Your Children Protected? The Importance of Making a Will

    Are Your Children Protected? The Importance of Making a Will
      Share: LinkedIn Twitter Google Plus Facebook 
  • Apr 14

    Courts Enforcing Broad Whistleblower Protection

    Courts Enforcing Broad Whistleblower Protection
      Amendments to False Claims Act expanded remedies for retaliation against contractors and others. Hillary Clinton came in for criticism when word emerged that she'd bypassed her government email account while running the State…
  • Mar 26

    You’ll Earn The Same As A Man ... In 2058

    You’ll Earn The Same As A Man ... In 2058
                             Last week the Institute for Women’s Policy Research released a report[1] about the employment and earning status of women in the U.S. The…
Rank this Week: 4913

Austin Business Lawyer

Austin Business Lawyer

Commentary and information regarding the laws and regulations applicable to individuals, corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies (LLCs). By Gary L. Britt.

http://www.austinbusinesslawyer.info
Rank this Week: 5030

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Apr 17

    Divorce Papers Served by Facebook: Cold or Practical?

    Divorce Papers Served by Facebook: Cold or Practical?
    Calling social media “the next frontier in the developing law of the service of process over the internet,” a New York judge has allowed service of divorce papers via Facebook private messaging. This is either a cold invasion of…
  • Apr 15

    Who’s an Independent Contractor in the New Economy?

    Who’s an Independent Contractor in the New Economy?
    Deciding whether to treat workers as employees or independent contractors is tricky in general and even more so in the context of the new so-called sharing economy. In recent decisions, courts have refused to resolve whether the drivers for…
  • Apr 13

    Using Fiduciary Accountings as a Client Management Tool

    Using Fiduciary Accountings as a Client Management Tool
    When representing a fiduciary such as a conservator or personal representative, you’re often dealing with a lay person who may be feeling overwhelmed by unfamiliar responsibilities. One way to bring the situation under control is to use…
Rank this Week: 2432

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Apr 17

    Securities Fraud Claims Resolved By Supreme Court

    Securities Fraud Claims Resolved By Supreme Court
    In Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund, the U.S. Supreme Court addressed when statements of opinion are actionable under Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933 (Section 11). The Court’s…
  • Apr 16

    Department of Labor Releases Much-Anticipated Fiduciary Rule

    Department of Labor Releases Much-Anticipated Fiduciary Rule
    After many delays and prolonged anticipation, the Department of Labor (DOL) finally released hotly contested, proposed fiduciary rules, which would increase the number of plan service providers falling within the definition of…
  • Apr 15

    New Internet Domain Suffix Ready For Busine

    New Internet Domain Suffix Ready For Busine
    Would you pay to deter someone from creating a website called “[yourcompany].sucks?” The company selling the new internet domain name is hoping that the answer is yes for the owners of many well-known brands. As previously…
Rank this Week: 791

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

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

http://www.delawarebusinesslitigation.com/
  • Apr 17

    A Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act Primer

    A Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act Primer
    Delaware has enacted the Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act, which is intended to address the increasing costs and delays associated with traditional arbitration of business disputes. It does so by: (1) requiring arbitration generally to be…
  • Apr 16

    CorpCast Episode 4: Better Know a Judge: Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery

    CorpCast Episode 4: Better Know a Judge: Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery
    On this episode of CorpCast, we’re honored to welcome Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster of Delaware’s Court of Chancery.  In addition to discussing the reasons he came to Delaware to practice law, the Vice Chancellor shares…
  • Apr 16

    Supreme Court Applies McWane To Arbitration

    Supreme Court Applies McWane To Arbitration
    LG Electronics Inc. v. Interdigital Communications Inc., No. 465, 2014 (April 14, 2015) For the first time, the Delaware Supreme Court held that an arbitration proceeding qualifies as a having been first filed, warranting dismissal of a later…
Rank this Week: 496

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

Cal Biz Lit

Cal Biz Lit

Covers California litigation issues, including product liability, busines litigation, Proposition 65, Unfair Competition Law, and employment litigation. By Bruce Nye.

http://www.calbizlit.com/cal_biz_lit/
  • Apr 17

    Assembly Bill 1252: Is There Hope for a Real Proposition 65 Reform?

    Assembly Bill 1252: Is There Hope for a Real Proposition 65 Reform?
    CBL had said that an upcoming post would talk about another new Proposition 65 reform effort, Assembly Bill 1252. And now we will. Here’s what AB 1252 would change: Right now, in almost all cases, if a Proposition 65 private...
  • Apr 9

    Finally, Cal Supremes Schedule Hearing in Contractual Arbitration Case

    Finally, Cal Supremes Schedule Hearing in Contractual Arbitration Case
    For years now, companies, consumers and their lawyers have been waiting to see what would happen to the law involving contractual arbitration in Sanchez v. Valencia Holdings. The California Supreme Court has been sitting on this case for…
  • Mar 23

    Proposition 65: New Warning Regulations, New Proposed Amendments, A New Win for the Defense

    Proposition 65: New Warning Regulations, New Proposed Amendments, A New Win for the Defense
    There’s much happening in the world of Proposition 65 these days. In the posts coming up, Cal Biz Lit will talk about The status of the new safe harbor warning and web site regulations proposed by OEHHA; New AB 1252...
Rank this Week: 620

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Apr 17

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for April 17

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for April 17
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention Lions and Tigers and Bears – Certifications, Checklists and Standards by Michael Volkov in Corruption, Crime & Compliance People always look for…
  • Apr 16

    $250 Could Cost a Firm $6.1 Million

    $250 Could Cost a Firm $6.1 Million
    A T. Rowe Price vice president made a $250 contribution to the campaign of Scott Walker for governor of Wisconsin in a recall election. That small donation could have cost T. Rowe Price $6.1 million in fees. The SEC’s Rule 206(4)-5 once…
  • Apr 15

    Pyramid Scheme or Ponzi Scheme

    Pyramid Scheme or Ponzi Scheme
    The Securities and Exchange Commission brought charges against James Evans for engaging in a “Ponzi scheme.” The names of his scheme caught my eye: Cash Flow Bot and Dollar Monster. After digging around, I was puzzled as to what…
Rank this Week: 418

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Apr 17

    In-house: Are you moving up or out?

    In-house: Are you moving up or out?
    James Merklinger, vice president and chief legal officer at the Association of Corporate Counsel, points out that “putting your business hat on” is rapidly becoming the norm for many in-house counsel: “GCs and CLOs…
  • Apr 16

    Being a 21st-Century Lawyer

    Being a 21st-Century Lawyer
    Much has been written about disruption in the legal services space of late. The working thesis is that for hundreds of years lawyers have been able to apply the same business model to define their relationships with both clients and society…
  • Apr 15

    Proving your worth in the first 100 day

    Proving your worth in the first 100 day
    Transitioning into a new role is stressful and challenging. The good news is that there are things you can do to increase your likelihood of success. The post Proving your worth in the first 100 days appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
Rank this Week: 245

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Apr 17

    Cybersecurity: Another Verizon Report & More

    Cybersecurity: Another Verizon Report & More
    Like last year, Verizon has put out a new “2015 Data Breach Investigations Report.” This year’s Verizon report is 69 pages, with a host of useful information as it relies on over 80,000 incidents from 70 organizations for…
  • Apr 16

    Deadline Ends In 1 Week: 33% Early Bird Discount for Our Executive Pay Conference

    Deadline Ends In 1 Week: 33% Early Bird Discount for Our Executive Pay Conference
    You should register soon for our popular conferences – “Tackling Your 2016 Compensation Disclosures: Proxy Disclosure Conference” & “Say-on-Pay Workshop: 12th Annual Executive Compensation Conference” –…
  • Apr 15

    Shareholder Proposals: Wal-Mart No Longer Compelled to Include

    Shareholder Proposals: Wal-Mart No Longer Compelled to Include
    Yesterday, just a week after oral argument, the 3rd Circuit overturned the district court in the much-awaited Trinity Wall Street v. Wal-Mart case. Here’s the news from Skadden: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued a…
Rank this Week: 290

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

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

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Apr 17

    California AG Asks Retailers And Manufacturers To Report On Supply Chains Act Compliance

    California AG Asks Retailers And Manufacturers To Report On Supply Chains Act Compliance
    The California Attorney General’s office recently sent letters to retailers and manufacturers asking them to demonstrate compliance with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act or why they are not subject to the act.  I…
  • Apr 16

    Study Concludes That California’s Lending Laws Are Number One

    Study Concludes That California’s Lending Laws Are Number One
    In a recently published paper, Colleen Honigsberg, Sharon P. Katz, and Gil Sadka examine the relationship between debt contracts and state law.  Perhaps only Captain Renault will be shocked by their finding that “California…
  • Apr 15

    Email Notice Without Consent Is Not Notice

    Email Notice Without Consent Is Not Notice
    The California General Corporation Law unequivocally authorizes the giving of notice of stockholder meetings by electronic transmission.  Section 601(b) provides “Notice of a shareholders’ meeting or any report shall be given…
Rank this Week: 383

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Observations on developments in law, business, medicine, culture, sports, and other matters of general interest to the Houston business, professional, and academic communities. Published by Houston attorney Tom Kirkendall.

http://blog.kir.com/
Rank this Week: 113

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Apr 16

    3 Ways to Calculate Franchise Territory Values or Market Share - Operation

    3 Ways to Calculate Franchise Territory Values or Market Share - Operation
    Market share is your piece of the pie. It is important to investment banks, your partner, your sales team and your growth. But what is that pie and how do you calculate your slice? Although market share is likely the...
  • Apr 16

    How Franchises Can Manage the Shift to Digital Marketing - Marketing

    How Franchises Can Manage the Shift to Digital Marketing - Marketing
    No matter what products/services your business offers, having an online marketing strategy to engage your target audience is essential to your success. While many franchises still use outdoor billboards, print and TV ads for national branding…
  • Apr 16

    How to Create Reasonable Franchise Fees - 4 Tips - Operation

    How to Create Reasonable Franchise Fees - 4 Tips - Operation
    What was in the air yesterday? Two people called to discuss converting their business to the franchise model (which, considering my business, is not unusual) and both wanted to offer very low franchise fees. That's discouraging because I…
Rank this Week: 736

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Apr 16

    Losing my nerve

    Losing my nerve
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  • Apr 16

    NY Times Room for Debate: Defending Shareholder Wealth Maximization in 300 Word

    NY Times Room for Debate: Defending Shareholder Wealth Maximization in 300 Word
    I was invited to participate in the NY Times Room for Debate on The Do-Gooder Corporation: Does the law allow corporations to pursue social goals over shareholder profits? I had a whopping 300 word... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Apr 15

    Bussel on Klee as a bankruptcy examiner

    Bussel on Klee as a bankruptcy examiner
    My UCLAW colleague Daniel Bussel has a post on the increasing importance of bankruptcy examiners: There is a buzz in the air concerning bankruptcy examiners. Recently in such cases as ResCap, Dynegy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 112

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Apr 16

    Securities Litigation Developments Outside the U.S.: Interview with Shareholder Attorney Alexander Reu

    Securities Litigation Developments Outside the U.S.: Interview with Shareholder Attorney Alexander Reu
    Among the more interesting recent securities litigation developments outside the United States was the announcement earlier this month that institutional investors had reached a 11 billion yen ($92 million) settlement of shareholder lawsuits…
  • Apr 15

    Are Event Studies in Securities Litigation Reliable?

    Are Event Studies in Securities Litigation Reliable?
    In its June 2014 opinion in the Halliburton case, the U.S. Supreme Court held that securities lawsuit defendants may introduce evidence at the class certification stage to try to show that the alleged misrepresentation on which the plaintiffs…
  • Apr 14

    Guest Post: The SEC Continues to Turn Up the Heat on Private Equity

    Guest Post: The SEC Continues to Turn Up the Heat on Private Equity
    In the following guest post,  Elan Kandel, who is a member of the Cozen O’Connor law firm, takes a look at the SEC’s recent investigative interest in the way private equity firms disclose their fees. He also reviews the…
Rank this Week: 142

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/
  • Apr 16

    Why It’s Hard to Tell Good Monopolies From Bad

    Why It’s Hard to Tell Good Monopolies From Bad
    Marketplace.org has the story.  A nice little summary of the new Google case and the principle that while “[h]aving a big market share by itself is OK,” “the problem is when companies abuse that market share by taking…
  • Mar 26

    Sixth Circuit Applies Cost Screen to Tying by Differential Pricing

    Sixth Circuit Applies Cost Screen to Tying by Differential Pricing
    In Collins Inkjet Corp. v. Eastman Kodak Co., No. 14-3306 (6th Cir. March 16, 2015), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held that differential pricing – charging more for one product when the customer does not also purchase…
  • Mar 20

    Return of Robinson-Patman Act and Resale Price Maintenance Litigation?

    Return of Robinson-Patman Act and Resale Price Maintenance Litigation?
    A quick note on a few recent developments suggesting that RP and RPM litigation is not yet dead. First, on February 2, 2015, a court refused to dismiss claims against Clorox arising from its refusal to sell a small regional grocery chain the…
Rank this Week: 2012

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers class action litigation, fraud, consumer law and shareholder disputes. By DiTommaso Lubin.

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    7th Circuit Judge Frank Easterbrook Discusses Business Litigation Lawsuits Heard by the United States Supreme Court

    7th Circuit Judge Frank Easterbrook Discusses Business Litigation Lawsuits Heard by the United States Supreme Court
    The following lists some of the key factors to consider as you face business partnership litigation: • Business Litigation Goals. It is important to consider what you hope to accomplish through partnership litigation. It is important to…
  • Apr 13

    Non-Compete Agreements — How Do Courts Handle Them?

    Non-Compete Agreements — How Do Courts Handle Them?
    DiTommaso-Lubin handles litigation over non-compete clauses for individuals and businesses of all sizes, including small or closely held businesses for whom competition from an ex-employee can be a serious threat. Our Chicago business lawyers…
  • Apr 12

    Class Action Brought Against DirecTV for Alleged Unpaid Overtime

    Class Action Brought Against DirecTV for Alleged Unpaid Overtime
    According to a recent wage and hour class action lawsuit, DirecTV allegedly failed to compensate its employees when they missed one of their breaks or were interrupted, which the lawsuit alleges happened routinely. The lawsuit also alleges…
Rank this Week: 625

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Apr 16

    Innovation And The Administrative State

    Innovation And The Administrative State
    Regulation can be a significant barrier to innovation, protecting incumbents and making it harder to bring new goods and services to market. Determining the appropriate regulation is all the more difficult when accelerating technology is…
  • Apr 6

    Alison LaCroix, "The Shadow Powers of Article I"

    Alison LaCroix, "The Shadow Powers of Article I"
    The Supreme Court's federalism battleground has recently shifted from the Commerce Clause to two textually marginal but substantively important domains: the Necessary and Proper Clause and, to a lesser extent, the General Welfare Clause. For…
  • Mar 19

    Omri Ben-Shahar, "The Unintended Effects of Access Justice Laws"

    Omri Ben-Shahar, "The Unintended Effects of Access Justice Laws"
    Access Justice laws give people equal opportunity to enjoy primary goods, ensuring that access to these goods is not allocated by markets and is not tilted in favor of wealth and privilege. But Access Justice often fails to meet its…
Rank this Week: 223

Vann & Sheridan Blog

Vann & Sheridan Blog

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

http://vannattorneys.com/category/blog/
  • Apr 16

    Webinar: Preparing for Cyberattacks & Data Breache

    Webinar: Preparing for Cyberattacks & Data Breache
    Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m.Vann Attorneys Webinar: Preparing for Cyberattacks & Data Breaches What should your company do to prepare for cyberattacks and data breaches? What are the legal requirements…
  • Mar 31

    Robert C. Armstrong Joins Vann Attorneys, PLLC

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

    The Benefits of Forming as an LLC

    The Benefits of Forming as an LLC
    Deciding which business entity your new company should be is a daunting task.  You will need to consider the tax implications, the state liability issues, and what ongoing responsibilities will have to be performed in order to keep the…
Rank this Week: 3264

ACA Review

ACA Review

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

http://www.acareview.com/
  • Apr 16

    EEOC Wellness Incentive Rules: Damned If You Do, Maybe

    EEOC Wellness Incentive Rules: Damned If You Do, Maybe
    Almost two years ago, the ACA enforcement agencies jointly published a set of lengthy, detailed, final rules applying the ACA’s enhanced health status discrimination prohibition to employer-administered wellness incentives. On…
  • Apr 13

    12 ACA Compliance Boxes You Should Have Checked Already

    12 ACA Compliance Boxes You Should Have Checked Already
    For employers who have delayed ACA compliance this long, you have delayed too long. Even if things go your way this June in King v. Burwell, you’ll be unprepared for EBSA compliance audits and for IRS coverage offer reporting that is…
  • Apr 2

    Is Every State Agency and Instrumentality An Applicable Large Employer Member?

    Is Every State Agency and Instrumentality An Applicable Large Employer Member?
    Your board, commission or other state-created entity has ten employees and a budget that’s a Medicaid rounding error to four decimal places.   How could you possibly be an ACA “Applicable Large Employer”?…
Rank this Week: 4479

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: 4510

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: 1430

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Motions in Limine -- an example

    Motions in Limine -- an example
    Although there are multiple uses for motions in limine, the most basic form is to (1) exclude testimony from certain witnesses, and (2) to exclude evidence on the grounds of (a) undue prejudice, (b) lacks authenticity, (c) lacks foundations,…
  • Apr 15

    Difference between JOINT filing and CONSENT filing

    Difference between JOINT filing and CONSENT filing
    As a practitioner in both Federal and State jurisdictions, I am often consulted on matters that cross between both types of Courts. A recent question posted to the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is a good example. In this…
  • Apr 11

    How can a non-profit organization engage in for profit work?

    How can a non-profit organization engage in for profit work?
    I was recently asked the following question on an online legal website:I am a member of a Church Vestry in Virginia. The church is a 501(c)(3), and it owns a piece of retail property. If we lease the retail property to generate income, are we…
Rank this Week: 4451

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/
  • Apr 16

    Which Entity is Right for Your Business?

    Which Entity is Right for Your Business?
    A client of mine began a business as a hobby, pursuing a personal interest. The business became wildly successful, and began to grow exponentially. After just a few years, my client was enjoying eight figure sales. Unfortunately, he had not…
  • Apr 15

    McDonald’s is Not “Loving” the Joint-Employer Designation

    McDonald’s is Not “Loving” the Joint-Employer Designation
    Over the past couple of years, McDonald’s workers – along with other fast food workers – have staged protests in cities across the nation over their low wages.  President Obama supported raising the minimum wage to…
  • Apr 2

    Five Essentials for Creating and Maintaining a Strong Online Presence for Your Busine

    Five Essentials for Creating and Maintaining a Strong Online Presence for Your Busine
    Once you get your business set up and ready for operation, it’s now time to get customers. This, of course, is easier said than done.  The Internet is a powerful and inexpensive tool that you can use to help you market your…
Rank this Week: 2528

New York & New Jersey Business…

New York & New Jersey Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business startup law. By Samuel C Berger, PC.

http://www.newjerseybusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    New Jersey Insurance Company Not Liable to Members for Data Breach, Court Rule

    New Jersey Insurance Company Not Liable to Members for Data Breach, Court Rule
    A lawsuit against a New Jersey insurance company sought damages for a November 2013 data breach that reportedly resulted in the theft of personal information of hundreds of thousands of policyholders. The plaintiffs sought to certify the suit…
  • Apr 2

    Are Web-Based Businesses "Public Accommodations" Under the ADA?

    Are Web-Based Businesses "Public Accommodations" Under the ADA?
    Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, 42 U.S.C. § 12181 et seq., prohibits businesses classified as "public accommodations" from discriminating against individuals with disabilities, and it may require them to…
  • Mar 19

    New Jersey Attorney General's Consumer Fraud Suit Allowed to Proceed Against Investment Ratings Company

    New Jersey Attorney General's Consumer Fraud Suit Allowed to Proceed Against Investment Ratings Company
    A superior court in New Jersey denied a motion by the credit rating agency Standard & Poor's Financial Services ("S&P") to dismiss a lawsuit brought under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (CFA), N.J. Rev. Stat. § 56:8-1 et. seq.…
Rank this Week: 3224