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Delaware Business Litigation Report

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

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

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim

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

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability

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

    Court Of Chancery Declines To Intervene In Arbitration

    Court Of Chancery Declines To Intervene In Arbitration
    LG Electronics, Inc. v InterDigital Communications Inc., C.A. 9747-VCL (August 20, 2014) This is the first decision by the Court of Chancery that dismissed a case over which it has jurisdiction because an arbitration proceeding had been filed…
Rank this Week: 2705

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Covers news about and opinions issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the sixth Circuit with an emphasis on business cases. By Squire Sanders.

http://www.sixthcircuitappellateblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    Beware To The Verbose: Potential Cut To Brief Word Count Loom

    Beware To The Verbose: Potential Cut To Brief Word Count Loom
    Although judges typically admonish lawyers to be succinct, I suspect there are few of us out there who would say that they’ve never had a problem fitting a federal appellate brief within the 14,000 word limit.  That may soon become…
  • Aug 21

    Interesting Profile on Judge Bogg

    Interesting Profile on Judge Bogg
    Law360 recently published an interesting profile of Judge Danny Boggs, available here (subscription required). Although the article emphasizes the infamous “quiz” that Judge Boggs gives prospective law clerk candidates, it…
  • Aug 21

    Sixth Circuit Dismisses Challenge To Mining Regulation

    Sixth Circuit Dismisses Challenge To Mining Regulation
    In National Mining Association v. Secretary of Labor , the Sixth Circuit evaluated consolidated challenges to the promulgation of a new pattern of violations regulation by the Mine Safety and Health Administration and the Secretary of…
Rank this Week: 3631

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
  • Aug 22

    Plaintiffs: Reject §998 Settlement Offers at Your Peril

    Plaintiffs: Reject §998 Settlement Offers at Your Peril
    Last week on CEBblog™, we discussed the consequences of a defendant rejecting a settlement offer under CCP §998 and then getting creamed at trial. But §998 is an equal opportunity statute with consequences for plaintiffs too.…
  • Aug 20

    How to Get Business Records into Evidence

    How to Get Business Records into Evidence
    Need to get business records into evidence? There’s a hearsay exception for that! The business records exception to the hearsay rule makes it easier for businesses to provide records during litigation without undue disruption.…
  • Aug 18

    Lessons on Social Media in the Workplace

    Lessons on Social Media in the Workplace
    The following is a guest blog post by Tyler M. Paetkau, a partner with Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau in Redwood City. Tyler represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. He’s a frequent author and speaker on labor and…
Rank this Week: 1783

Rush On Business

Rush On Business

Covers business litigation, employment law, franchise law, incorporation and starting a business. By Rush Nigut.

http://www.rushonbusiness.com/
  • Aug 22

    Franchise Focus Blog Discusses The Secrets to Success in Franchising

    Franchise Focus Blog Discusses The Secrets to Success in Franchising
    I read an excellent post recently about The Secrets to Success in Franchising. I love what blog author Mike Sheehan had to say to start the article, If the title of this article caught your attention because you’re looking for a magic…
  • Aug 20

    Iowa Company Choice Energy Powers Toward Top of Inc. 5000 List

    Iowa Company Choice Energy Powers Toward Top of Inc. 5000 List
    A big congratulations to client Choice Energy for its inclusion on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing company debuting at No. 40 on the list and No. 1 for Iowa companies! The company has experienced incredible growth for their…
  • Aug 20

    Iowa Company Bawte CEO Discusses TechStar

    Iowa Company Bawte CEO Discusses TechStar
    I wanted to share a recent interview from the Des Moines Register with John Jackovin of Bawte. Bawte landed a spot in the prestigious business accelerator, TechStars of Boulder. John’s worked hard throughout his career as an…
Rank this Week: 2288

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
Rank this Week: 1302

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Aug 22

    HSR trips up Berkshire

    HSR trips up Berkshire
    Berkshire Hathaway reminds us that HSR can be tricky business. They just agreed to pay close to $900k in fines to settle a lawsuit from the DOJ in connection with a transaction in which Berkshire converted some notes before cashing...
  • Aug 19

    What's driving inversions?

    What's driving inversions?
    That question is still a bit of a mystery. Still no real answer, but like the SAT test we can start to eliminate the obviously wrong answers. From a paper by Ed Kleinbard, Competitiveness Has Nothing to Do With It...
  • Aug 15

    Market Basket and minutes of board meeting

    Market Basket and minutes of board meeting
    For those of you not from the Boston area, the whole Market Basket saga has not been a part of your summer. Around here, it's been a huge story. The ten cent version: Market Basket is a regional grocery chain...
Rank this Week: 302

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/
  • Aug 22

    Germany Approves Sale of Utility’s Oil and Gas Unit to Russian

    Germany Approves Sale of Utility’s Oil and Gas Unit to Russian
    The decision comes despite the tensions between the European Union and Russia because of the crisis in Ukraine.
  • Aug 22

    Blurred Lines in Big Bank Mortgage Settlement

    Blurred Lines in Big Bank Mortgage Settlement
    The Bank of America settlement may close a chapter of the financial crisis, but the Justice Department can still pursue civil cases against former Countrywide executives, writes Peter J. Henning in the White Collar Watch column.
  • Aug 22

    Dynegy to Buy Power Assets for $6.25 Billion

    Dynegy to Buy Power Assets for $6.25 Billion
    The power producer is buying ownership stakes in coal and natural gas plants from Duke Energy and the private equity firm Energy Capital Partners.
Rank this Week: 6

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/
  • Aug 22

    Corporation Formation: 6 Steps to Succe

    Corporation Formation: 6 Steps to Succe
    Forming a corporation may seem like a lot of work but the process isn't too difficult. In this blog post we'll walk you through some important steps to incorporate in California. Every state is different so make sure to check with the…
  • Aug 15

    Due Diligence, Mergers & Acquisitions Part I

    Due Diligence, Mergers & Acquisitions Part I
    A merger or acquisition can be a great way to grow your business. Joining forces or purchasing another company increases your market share and potential profits. There's no real way to know if the venture will pay off. However, the proper…
  • Aug 8

    Business 101: Buy-Sell Agreement

    Business 101: Buy-Sell Agreement
    Any business with multiple owners should have a buy-sell agreement. A buy-sell agreement, provides order and clarity should anything happen to one of the owners. In this post we'll take a look at buy-sell agreements, how they work and what…
Rank this Week: 4688

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/
  • Aug 22

    A Cost-Benefit Prescription for FTC Online Data Security Regulation

    A Cost-Benefit Prescription for FTC Online Data Security Regulation
    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) continues to expand its presence in online data regulation.  On August 13 the FTC announced a forthcoming workshop to explore appropriate policies toward “big data,” a term used to…
  • Aug 18

    New Paper on SSOs, SEP and Antitrust by Joanna Tsai & Joshua Wright

    New Paper on SSOs, SEP and Antitrust by Joanna Tsai & Joshua Wright
    An important new paper was recently posted to SSRN by Commissioner Joshua Wright and Joanna Tsai.  It addresses a very hot topic in the innovation industries: the role of patented innovation in standard setting organizations (SSO),…
  • Aug 15

    Microsoft’s Android Anathema

    Microsoft’s Android Anathema
    Microsoft wants you to believe that Google’s business practices stifle competition and harm consumers. Again. The latest volley in its tiresome and ironic campaign to bludgeon Google with the same regulatory club once used against…
Rank this Week: 228

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/
  • Aug 22

    Ninth Circuit Finds No Tag Jurisdiction Over Foreign Corporation

    Ninth Circuit Finds No Tag Jurisdiction Over Foreign Corporation
    When a corporation sends an officer to a conference in California, is the corporation present in California?  A corporation can only act through its officers.  Thus, it might be said that the corporation is present wherever their…
  • Aug 21

    Can A Whistleblower Disclose What Has Already Been Reported?

    Can A Whistleblower Disclose What Has Already Been Reported?
    In California, employees who blow the whistle are protected from retaliation by Labor Code § 1102.5(b) which provides: An employer, or any person acting on behalf of the employer, shall not retaliate against an employee for disclosing…
  • Aug 20

    Indemnification And The Circle Of Litigation

    Indemnification And The Circle Of Litigation
    An employee sues his employer for, among other things, violations of the California Labor Code.  The quondam employer responds with a counterclaim against its erstwhile employee claiming that to the extent it is liable, the employee is…
Rank this Week: 4548

Our Thoughts

Our Thoughts

Covers busines law, litigation, risk management and estate planning. By Minor Bell Neal.

http://www.mbnlaw.com/our-thoughts/
  • Aug 22

    How Hard is it to Get a Mortgage?

    How Hard is it to Get a Mortgage?
    Is it really that hard? Yes. And no. And mostly yes again. And maybe it should be. And since January 10 when the CFPB’s Qualified Mortgage rule took effect, it is definitely harder. So yes.  But it is complicated.  See the…
  • Aug 20

    Oops! I Bought the Wrong Property

    Oops! I Bought the Wrong Property
    A Marin County, California, real estate broker was thrilled when he ended up as the winning bidder at a tax sale auction.  The Californian handed over a check for $150,000 to the Tax Commission and later learned that he had purchased a…
  • Nov 22

    Final Closing Disclosure Rule released by CFPB

    Final Closing Disclosure Rule released by CFPB
    Earlier this week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published its final rule concerning the creation of Integrated Mortgage Disclosures, which combine the disclosures consumers receive under the Truth-in-Lending Act (TILA)…
Rank this Week: 853

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
  • Aug 22

    The Siren Song of Unlimited Contractual Freedom

    The Siren Song of Unlimited Contractual Freedom
    Editor's Note: The following post is based on a recent article, forthcoming in Elgar Handbook on Alternative Entities (Eds. Mark Lowenstein and Robert Hillman, Edward Elgar Publishing 2014)., earlier issued as a working paper of the Harvard…
  • Aug 21

    Adoption of Cross-Border Securities-Based Swap Rules under the Dodd-Frank Act

    Adoption of Cross-Border Securities-Based Swap Rules under the Dodd-Frank Act
    Editor's Note: Mary Jo White is Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The following post is based on Chair White’s remarks at a recent open meeting of the SEC, available here. The views expressed in this post are those…
  • Aug 20

    The Long-Term Consequences of Hedge Fund Activism

    The Long-Term Consequences of Hedge Fund Activism
    Editor's Note: Martin Lipton is a founding partner of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, and this post is based on a Wachtell Lipton memorandum. The post puts forward criticism of an empirical study by Lucian Bebchuk, Alon Brav, and Wei…
Rank this Week: 110

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/
  • Aug 22

    Corporate Constitutional Themes Pt.2

    Corporate Constitutional Themes Pt.2
    I love a good debate and appreciate the opportunity (provided by Professor Bainbridge’s thoughtful post yesterday) to engage a bit more deeply on the thesis of Wednesday’s post suggesting an approach for how to incorporate Citizens United…
  • Aug 22

    Dweck on Mindset

    Dweck on Mindset
    This summer, on the recommendation of two colleagues, I read Mindset by Carol Dweck (Stanford Psychology Professor). On Wednesday, in my first set of fall semester classes, I mentioned Dweck’s descriptions of “fixed mindset” and…
  • Aug 21

    Is the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Law Working?

    Is the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Law Working?
    Two news articles about the Dodd-Frank whistleblower law caught my eye this week. The first was an Op-Ed in the New York Times, in which Joe Nocera profiled a Mass Mutual whistleblower, who received a $400,000 reward—the upper level of...
Rank this Week: 69

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Aug 22

    Teaching Securities in Law School (Part 2)

    Teaching Securities in Law School (Part 2)
    So what can be done differently in a securities class?   Obviously, a class as broad as securities can be taught in an infinite number of ways.  My class has always had a section on market structure (mostly discussing the role of…
  • Aug 21

    Teaching Securities in Law School (Part 1)

    Teaching Securities in Law School (Part 1)
    The new semester has started at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and I am, among other things, teaching a basic securities class. If I compare what I am teaching this semester with what I taught in say the 1990s, the classes are…
  • Aug 19

    History Repeating Itself: Microcap Fraud and Tertiary Player

    History Repeating Itself: Microcap Fraud and Tertiary Player
    According to the WSJ, the SEC is looking into microcap fraud. Microcap fraud typically involves a dishonest broker (someone has to facilitate the sale of the shares) and often a dishonest company (someone has to tell the market a false…
Rank this Week: 142

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Aug 22

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for August 22

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for August 22
      These are some of the compliance related stories that recently caught my attention. Ebola tragedy is also a story of graft by Richard L. Cassin in the FCPA Blog One reason the fatality rate is so high — up to 90% in some…
  • Aug 20

    SEC’s Municipal Advisor Exam Initiative

    SEC’s Municipal Advisor Exam Initiative
    The Securities and Exchange Commission announced a new examination initiative directed at newly regulated municipal advisors. The examinations are designed to establish a “presence” with the newly regulated municipal advisors.…
  • Aug 19

    Another Tale of Golf Course Stock Tips Ending Up in a Sand Trap of Insider Trading

    Another Tale of Golf Course Stock Tips Ending Up in a Sand Trap of Insider Trading
    The Securities and Exchange Commission brought another insider trading case where the tips were allegedly traded on the golf course. “Country clubs or similar venues may give people a false sense of security that leads them to think…
Rank this Week: 1032

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Aug 22

    Do a CEO’s Marital Woes Belong in the Boardroom?

    Do a CEO’s Marital Woes Belong in the Boardroom?
    In today’s fast-paced digital news environment, very little is off limits, and stories can spread like wildfire. The Donald Sterling saga is just one recent example. While interest in the actions of a company’s chief executive…
  • Aug 21

    Executive Order Puts Mandatory Arbitration Provisions Back in the Spotlight

    Executive Order Puts Mandatory Arbitration Provisions Back in the Spotlight
    President Barak Obama recently issued an executive order that restricts the use of mandatory arbitration provisions by federal contractors. The move is likely to reignite the debate over the continued use of such provisions in a number of…
  • Aug 20

    Mums the Word: The Power of Silence in Contract Negotiation

    Mums the Word: The Power of Silence in Contract Negotiation
    When negotiating a key business contract, sometimes what you don’t say can be just as powerful as what you do. In fact, silence is one of the simplest yet most frequently overlooked contract negotiation strategies. In today’s…
Rank this Week: 3710

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    A Radical Idea for Restructuring Corporate Board

    A Radical Idea for Restructuring Corporate Board
    Last week’s Schumpeter column in the Economist carries a provocative idea that involves a complete relook at the way boards of companies are structured and operated. It borrows a proposal from an article titled “Boards-R-Us:…
  • Aug 21

    Guest Post - Proposed Amendments to Arbitration Law: Part 1

    Guest Post - Proposed Amendments to Arbitration Law: Part 1
    [The following post is contributed by Prachi Narayan and Aditi Pal of Vinod Kothari & Company. They can be contacted respectively at prachi@vinodkothari.com and ringee@vinodkothari.com]IntroductionOn August 5, 2014, the Law Commission…
  • Aug 20

    "Make in India" frustrated by regulations "Made in India"

    "Make in India" frustrated by regulations "Made in India"
    The Delisting Regulations applicable in India have been controversial since inception.  Earlier this year, SEBI published a discussion paper seeking to review them.  This Blog commented on the discussion paper here.Earlier this…
Rank this Week: 738

bevlog

bevlog

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

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog
  • Aug 22

    Rye Beer

    Rye Beer
    Latrobe did a “brilliant” job here, picking up on a lot of important trends. Let’s see how many instructive legal issues this one label raises. Extra points for anyone who can raise additional issues. No more ALS challenges,…
  • Aug 9

    Craft is about MADE in USA

    Craft is about MADE in USA
    It took me a long time (perhaps too long) to realize that — craft is (largely) about MADE IN USA. With an emphasis on made. And less emphasis on USA. This dawned on me when looking at gleaming copper, at Vendome in Louisville, with…
  • Aug 2

    Non-GMO Beer

    Non-GMO Beer
    I would like to know if the above beer qualifies as Non GMO. I would also like to know, without a big hassle. I am sitting here with blazing fast internet and a big screen, and yet I remain in the dark as to whether this beer can be…
Rank this Week: 1533

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Aug 22

    Shareholder Proposals: 10 Things About NY Times’ “Gadflies” Column

    Shareholder Proposals: 10 Things About NY Times’ “Gadflies” Column
    A few days ago, the NY Times ran this DealBook column – “Grappling With the Cost of Corporate Gadflies” – by Professor Steven Davidoff Solomon. Here are 10 thoughts that I had right off the bat: 1. Never Use the Loaded…
  • Aug 21

    PCAOB: Staff’s Concept Paper on Accounting Estimates & Fair Value

    PCAOB: Staff’s Concept Paper on Accounting Estimates & Fair Value
    A few days ago, the PCAOB issued this 47-page “Staff Consultation Paper” about accounting estimates and fair value measurements. What is a “Staff Consultation Paper”? It appears to be similar to the SEC’s concept…
  • Aug 20

    Profanity in SEC Filings? Yes, It Happen

    Profanity in SEC Filings? Yes, It Happen
    Have you ever wanted to swear when drafting disclosure? I have. So exactly when is it acceptable to write f%ck&ng a$$h@le in a prospectus? Perhaps when you are offering shares to raise production funds for a particular type of feature…
Rank this Week: 598

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Aug 22

    Guest Post: The Director Risks Posed by a UK Subsidiary

    Guest Post: The Director Risks Posed by a UK Subsidiary
    Because I am based in the United States and because my experience has been concentrated in the U.S., my focus in this blog has primarily been on issues and developments in the U.S. — although I do enjoy the occasional opportunity to…
  • Aug 19

    Another Environmental Disclosures Securities Suit Survives Initial Pleading Hurdle

    Another Environmental Disclosures Securities Suit Survives Initial Pleading Hurdle
    In recent months, there have been a number of securities class action lawsuits filed based on alleged misrepresentations of the defendant company’s environmental compliance. On August 7, 2014, the securities suit filed against Exide…
  • Aug 18

    Dodd-Frank Anti-Retaliation Provisions Do Not Protect Overseas Whistleblower

    Dodd-Frank Anti-Retaliation Provisions Do Not Protect Overseas Whistleblower
    In the latest fiscal year report of the SEC Office of the Whistleblower, the agency reported that as of the end of the 2013 fiscal year it had received  a total of 6,573 whistleblower reports since the the Dodd-Frank whistleblower…
Rank this Week: 865

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Aug 22

    Pay for performance trend impacts many GC

    Pay for performance trend impacts many GC
    Cynthia Lee Dow, an executive search consultant for Russell Reynolds Associates, where she heads up the legal and compliance practice for the United States, sys the pay for performance trend is one that is here to stay, especially for top…
  • Aug 20

    In-House Counsel Have Baggage?

    In-House Counsel Have Baggage?
    When in-house counsel leave a job, they’re not necessarily starting with a clean slate at their new employer.  Yes, in-house counsel can have baggage – as allegations in a recent case make clear: “What are the duties…
  • Aug 19

    Daimler’s solution for annoying out-of-office email: delete it

    Daimler’s solution for annoying out-of-office email: delete it
    Just in time for your August vacation – a solution to out-of-office email issues! If you could unplug the fax in the good old days, can’t you turn off the email? “The German automaker recently installed software that not…
Rank this Week: 78

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: 242

New York Business Lawyer Blog

New York Business Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkbusinesslawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3360

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/
  • Aug 21

    U.S. Supreme Court and Tibble v Edison International

    U.S. Supreme Court and Tibble v Edison International
    According to SCOTUSBLOG.com, Glenn Tibble, et al. v. Edison International, et al ("Tibble v Edison") is seeing continued action after a petition for a writ of certiorari was filed on October 30, 2013 by counsel of record for the petitioners.…
  • Aug 17

    Brown M&Ms and Investment Service Provider Due Diligence

    Brown M&Ms and Investment Service Provider Due Diligence
      According to marketing guru Steve Jones, parties seeking to do business with one another can learn a lot from rock musician David Lee Roth. As explained in "No Brown M&M's: What Van Halen's Insane Contract Clause Teaches…
  • Aug 10

    A Pension Rock and a Hard Place

    A Pension Rock and a Hard Place
    Not surprisingly, the conversations about pension reform are getting louder and taking place more often. Calls for further transparency, political posturing and headlines regarding the link between municipal debt service and questions…
Rank this Week: 4599

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Aug 21

    Today's Tweet of the Day

    Today's Tweet of the Day
    George Will: "From cupcakes to the police, fed up with government" http://t.co/H9t1QuSQSY "The cupcake postulate" makes sense to me. — Stephen Bainbridge (@ProfBainbridge) August 21, 2014 [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Aug 21

    A great object lesson in cost benefit analysi

    A great object lesson in cost benefit analysi
    Wait for David Mitchell to start at about 0:55 [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Aug 21

    Why I don't teach Citizens United in Business Associations (and won't add Hobby Lobby)

    Why I don't teach Citizens United in Business Associations (and won't add Hobby Lobby)
    Anne Tucker opines: Fellow BLPB blogers have shared on and off line their coverage scope and strategies for Business Associations/Corporations. In thinking about how to fit in big corporate... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 168

Corporate Social Responsibility…

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law

Covers corporate governance, human rights, trade and transparency. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.csrandthelaw.com
  • Aug 21

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

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

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

    Protecting the Rights of LGBT Employees in the United States and Abroad
    On July 21, President Obama issued an Executive Order prohibiting federal government contractors from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (“LGBT”) employees. The President directed the U.S.…
  • Jul 31

    A Conference on Law and Corporate Social Responsibility

    A Conference on Law and Corporate Social Responsibility
    It used to be that the links between corporate social responsibility (“CSR”) and the law were not so clear. Practitioners in the field were few and far between and often faced considerable challenges in defining their roles and…
Rank this Week: 3690

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Aug 21

    What Does it Mean to be “Intoxicated”?

    What Does it Mean to be “Intoxicated”?
    This is the first post in what we hope to be an ongoing (and informative!) series: Arkansas DWI Answers. As Arkansas DWI attorneys, our goal is simply to answer the most common questions about Arkansas DWI and DUI in plain English so you can…
  • Aug 8

    Entertaining Criminals of July 2014

    Entertaining Criminals of July 2014
    Robs the place; returns for lunch A man suspected of burglarizing an El Pollo Loco in Costa Mesa, California, has been arrested after he returned to the restaurant for a meal a few hours after the robbery. Daniel Lee Warn, 28, was…
  • Jul 21

    The Quick, Easy, and Cheap Arkansas Divorce

    The Quick, Easy, and Cheap Arkansas Divorce
    Quick, Easy, and Cheap Arkansas Divorce I talk to a lot of people who need divorces. Everyone wants them to be quick and easy, and most want them to be cheap. To that end, many of these people don’t have much money and want advice about…
Rank this Week: 2170

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/
  • Aug 21

    GSA Schedule Sales of Chinese Products Result In $2.3 Million False Claims Settlement

    GSA Schedule Sales of Chinese Products Result In $2.3 Million False Claims Settlement
    Sales of Chinese products off the GSA Schedule has resulted in a $2.3 million False Claims Act settlement. According to a Department of Justice press release, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. has agreed to the settlement to resolve…
  • Aug 21

    GAO: Lack of Original Bid Guarantee Rendered Bid Nonresponsive

    GAO: Lack of Original Bid Guarantee Rendered Bid Nonresponsive
    When an agency’s invitation for bids requires the submission of a bid guarantee, a bidder’s failure to include the original bid guarantee at bid opening may render the bid nonresponsive. In a recent bid protest decision, the…
  • Aug 18

    SmallGovCon’s 500th Post: Thank You, Reader

    SmallGovCon’s 500th Post: Thank You, Reader
    Last week, SmallGovCon hit a milestone: the 500th post since the blog began publication in May 2012. At the beginning, I wondered whether anyone would pay attention to a blog focusing exclusively on legal issues of interest to small…
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Business Law Counsel

Business Law Counsel

News and comments on Business Law. By Dilworth Paxson L.L.P.

http://www.business-law-counsel.com/
  • Aug 21

    Uber Hearings on Uber-drive

    Uber Hearings on Uber-drive
    By Jordan M. RandUnable to address all of the issues on the table over the course of two days, the Public Utility Commission has scheduled a third day of testimony in the Uber (Raiser) proceedings to address only insurance issues. This…
  • Aug 19

    Uber Takes the Fifth

    Uber Takes the Fifth
    By Jordan M. RandThe Uber hearings started yesterday. Perhaps the most interesting moment of the day came when Uber manager, Matthew Gore, was asked to answer questions concerning the number of rides given by Raiser-PA, LLC (Uber subsidiary)…
  • Aug 8

    The Uber Beef Part Five: Must Be the Money

    The Uber Beef Part Five: Must Be the Money
    By Jordan M. RandIs Uber more expensive? I'll make it pretty simple: yes, but only if they feel like it. The most notable difference between taxi/black car pricing and ride-sharing pricing is flexibility. Philadelphia taxi and black car…
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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/
  • Aug 21

    Conference Announcement: Bill Whitford Conference at Temple

    Conference Announcement: Bill Whitford Conference at Temple
    Unfortuantely, this conference, scheduled for October 24, 2014, conflicts with the conference in honor of Charles Knapp, about which we posted yesterday. You will have to choose. Killer line-ups for both. You can find details for the Bill…
  • Aug 21

    Contracts and the Case of Steven Salaita

    Contracts and the Case of Steven Salaita
    A lot of ink has been spilled over this subject, and I don't have much to add, except to note that I have not seen a very many good discussions of the contract issues. The very short version of the...
  • Aug 20

    Save the Dates: Knapp Conference & KCON 10

    Save the Dates: Knapp Conference & KCON 10
    The University of California Hastings College of the Law is sponsoring a symposium to honor Professor Charles L. Knapp (left) on the completion of his 50th year of law teaching. (He began his teaching career at NYU School of Law...
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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/
  • Aug 21

    Outsourcing the Board: A Good Idea?

    Outsourcing the Board: A Good Idea?
    This week’s Economist has a column praising my UCLAW colleague Stephen Bainbridge’s and University of Chicago law professor Todd Henderson’s...
  • Aug 20

    Trying To Understand New York State's Regulation Of Busine

    Trying To Understand New York State's Regulation Of Busine
    You'd think that the state that's home to the center of American business would take a Delaware-style light touch approach...
  • Aug 19

    In Praise of Maritza Munich

    In Praise of Maritza Munich
    The blogosphere is filled with chatter about the recent decision Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Indiana Electrical Workers Pension Trust Fund...
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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/
  • Aug 21

    Well, That Didn’t Take Long: Cal Supremes To Hear Asbestos Take-Home Case

    Well, That Didn’t Take Long: Cal Supremes To Hear Asbestos Take-Home Case
    Just a few days ago, CBL reviewed the state of the law in California on company liability for asbestos take-home exposure. We framed the question this way: When a worker has been exposed to asbestos fibers and brought those fibers...
  • Aug 5

    Asbestos Take-Home Exposure: Will the Cal Supremes Decide?

    Asbestos Take-Home Exposure: Will the Cal Supremes Decide?
    The last 90 days have seen two Court of Appeal decisions addressing this question: when a worker has been exposed to asbestos fibers and brought those fibers home on his or her clothing, can a relative who contracts mesothelioma sue...
  • Aug 1

    What Are The Most Commonly Noticed Proposition 65 Listed Chemicals?

    What Are The Most Commonly Noticed Proposition 65 Listed Chemicals?
    CBL is sometimes asked what chemicals are most commonly the subjects of Proposition 65 listings and litigation. We've ususally answered the question impressionistically, But we thought it would be worthwhile to do an actual head count. So we…
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Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
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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/
  • Aug 21

    Lucky No. 13: New Jersey Becomes Newest State to ‘Ban the Box’

    Lucky No. 13: New Jersey Becomes Newest State to ‘Ban the Box’
    On August 11, 2014, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) signed “ban the box” legislation, making New Jersey the 13th state to adopt such a law. The law bars any employer with more than 15 employees over 20 calendar weeks from…
  • Aug 19

    High Profile Data Breaches Spur Legislative Action on Cyber Security

    High Profile Data Breaches Spur Legislative Action on Cyber Security
    What’s Making News? After a spate of high-profile data security breaches, many legislators, businesses, and consumers are asking what can be done to prevent such security lapses and who should be held responsible. The increased…
  • Aug 13

    Including Canada? Make Sure Your E-Mail Policies Cover Canada’s Newest Spam Law

    Including Canada? Make Sure Your E-Mail Policies Cover Canada’s Newest Spam Law
    What’s New? One of the world’s most consumer protective spam laws recently went into effect in Canada on July 1, 2014, and many companies operating outside of Canada are learning that the law also impacts them because of how…
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Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

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

http://www.deathcarelaw.com/
  • Aug 21

    Father Knows Best: the Cassity Clan

    Father Knows Best: the Cassity Clan
    The remaining members of the Cassity clan have filed motions in opposition to the dismissal of Doug Cassity from the NPS civil lawsuit.  Rhonda Cassity and Tyler Cassity argue that they too are the victims of Doug’s scheming…
  • Aug 17

    Establishing a Red Flag System: Massachusetts Preneed Oversight

    Establishing a Red Flag System: Massachusetts Preneed Oversight
    The Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure and the state Board of Registration of Funeral Directors and Embalmers are taking flak over the one and half million dollars of preneed funds that may been diverted by the owner of the…
  • Aug 9

    Taking Liberties with the Law: Where is my due process?

    Taking Liberties with the Law: Where is my due process?
    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. Abraham Lincoln Pleading by pleading, the Cassitys are speaking out against injustice.  Brent Cassity followed his father’s lead, and filed…
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International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
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Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

Covers current antitrust news and regulatory developments. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
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Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

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

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    MSHA Proposes to Amend Civil Penalty Regulation

    MSHA Proposes to Amend Civil Penalty Regulation
    By Cole Wist and Matthew Linton With the stated goals of improving the civil penalty process and reducing the number of contested citations, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has proposed a rule to amend its civil penalty…
  • Aug 7

    Favoritism to Paramour is Not Gender Discrimination

    Favoritism to Paramour is Not Gender Discrimination
    By Brad Cave Friendship, cronyism, nepotism, affairs – many types of personal relationships may result in one employee being treated better than another employee. But is that favoritism discriminatory? Does the non-favored employee have a…
  • Aug 6

    Wrongful Discharge Claim Fails -- Employee Did Not Engage in Protected Activity

    Wrongful Discharge Claim Fails -- Employee Did Not Engage in Protected Activity
    By Pam Howland Idaho, like many states, recognizes a narrow exception to the employment at-will relationship where an employer terminates an employee in violation of public policy. In order to support a claim for wrongful termination in…
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Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

Covers business law. By Law Offices of Tony T. Liu.

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Fiduciary Strings Attached to Members of Limited Liability Companie

    Fiduciary Strings Attached to Members of Limited Liability Companie
    Managers and managing members of limited liability corporations (LLC’s) owe duties of care and loyalty (called fiduciary duties) to the LLC and its members. A member of an LLC has far more responsibility to fellow shareholders than an…
  • Aug 14

    Fiduciary Duties No Laughing Matter for Mr. Ha

    Fiduciary Duties No Laughing Matter for Mr. Ha
    Those who manage Limited Liability Companies (LLC’s) have many responsibilities. It’s up to them to run a business and make a profit while living up to their responsibilities to fellow company members. Most managing partners, if…
  • Aug 7

    SLAPP Suits Are Not Just for Protestors Any More

    SLAPP Suits Are Not Just for Protestors Any More
    A SLAPP suit is a legal action to censor, intimidate and silence critics or opponents by forcing them to endure the cost of a legal defense until they abandon their criticism or opposition. SLAPP stands for “strategic lawsuit against…
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Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    What Deportation Defenses are Available When Facing Removal from the US?

    What Deportation Defenses are Available When Facing Removal from the US?
    If you or a loved one is facing deportation from the United States, then it is extremely important to contact a deportation defense attorney as soon as possible. When facing deportation, you have the option to fight the claim for which you…
  • Aug 19

    What Type of E2 Visa Business Should I Open?

    What Type of E2 Visa Business Should I Open?
    When you are applying for an E2 investor’s visa, one of the first things you need to do is to decide what type of E2 visa business you want to start. When you are making this decision, it is important to consider not only what types of…
  • Aug 14

    New York v. Florida Business Tax

    New York v. Florida Business Tax
    Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, Jeff Atwater, has made news in New York State regarding their advertising campaign to entice businesses to build their headquarters in New York. Florida prides itself on being a business-friendly…
Rank this Week: 4551

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/
  • Aug 21

    Antitrust Ruling Brings Big Changes to College Athletic

    Antitrust Ruling Brings Big Changes to College Athletic
    Can the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) continue to prohibit member schools from offering direct compensation to student-athletes? The answer, at least for now, is a qualified “no.” On August 8, 2014,…
  • Aug 15

    The Internet of Things: RFID and Its Impact on Privacy

    The Internet of Things: RFID and Its Impact on Privacy
    FI&C’s Scot Ganow talks with passive RFID expert James Lusk, with Odyssey RFID, to understand what RFID is, how it is being used (or could be used) and what its impact could be on privacy in today’s connected world.
  • Aug 14

    The Ongoing Saga of Establishing Harm and Class in Privacy Litigation: An Update

    The Ongoing Saga of Establishing Harm and Class in Privacy Litigation: An Update
    In privacy litigation, the cornerstones of establishing a case rise and fall on two things. Harm. First, can the plaintiffs establish a claim by asserting they were harmed as a result of the defendant’s actions (or in many cases,…
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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
  • Aug 21

    Antitrust Ruling Brings Big Changes to College Athletic

    Antitrust Ruling Brings Big Changes to College Athletic
    Can the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) continue to prohibit member schools from offering direct compensation to student-athletes? The answer, at least for now, is a qualified “no.” On August 8, 2014,…
  • Aug 15

    The Internet of Things: RFID and Its Impact on Privacy

    The Internet of Things: RFID and Its Impact on Privacy
    FI&C’s Scot Ganow talks with passive RFID expert James Lusk, with Odyssey RFID, to understand what RFID is, how it is being used (or could be used) and what its impact could be on privacy in today’s connected world.
  • Aug 14

    The Ongoing Saga of Establishing Harm and Class in Privacy Litigation: An Update

    The Ongoing Saga of Establishing Harm and Class in Privacy Litigation: An Update
    In privacy litigation, the cornerstones of establishing a case rise and fall on two things. Harm. First, can the plaintiffs establish a claim by asserting they were harmed as a result of the defendant’s actions (or in many cases,…
Rank this Week: 2559

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • Aug 21

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

    Divorce and Discovery: Superior Court Rejects Privacy Interest to Justify Protective Order
    Pennsylvania residents who are getting divorced may face the daunting task of answering discovery: interrogatories and document requests. Some may wonder why they must produce personal information, such as checking account records that show…
  • Jul 23

    Child Support Taken from Retained Earnings of Busine

    Child Support Taken from Retained Earnings of Busine
    When a business owner in Pennsylvania owes child support, he or she may consider whether to include the retained earnings that are not distributed to owners in calculating child support.  A recent decision of the Superior Court…
  • Jul 23

    Parents Held in Contempt of Custody Order for Chronic Tardiness and Spurious CYF Investigation

    Parents Held in Contempt of Custody Order for Chronic Tardiness and Spurious CYF Investigation
    Pennsylvania parents who have custody orders may experience frustration when the other parent does not comply.  A recent decision of the Superior Court (unpublished) affirmed the Montgomery County courts, holding both parents in contempt…
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The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

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

http://brewerylaw.com
  • Aug 21

    Washington Brewers: When Can You Give Beer Away?

    Washington Brewers: When Can You Give Beer Away?
    Regulations ​aren’t fun to read. They’re cryptic. Often, it can seem like they were intentionally written to confuse you. Recently, we were reminded of that when we reviewed the Washington Liquor Control Board regs relating…
  • Aug 19

    Selling Your Beer at a Washington Farmers Market

    Selling Your Beer at a Washington Farmers Market
    Our new breweries often seek legal and business advice about ways to get brand exposure, while building a connection with their community. And, one question that comes up is whether it’s a good idea to sell or sample beer at a farmers…
  • Aug 14

    Beer Label Approval Process: TTB Employee Battle Martin Gets Some Headline Love

    Beer Label Approval Process: TTB Employee Battle Martin Gets Some Headline Love
    For those considering shipping beer across state lines, to do so lawfully, you’ll need a Certificate of Label Approval or a COLA for short. If you’re already distributing in another state, then you might have (though we hope you…
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Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
  • Aug 21

    “Just Shut Up And Take it?” No Way.

    “Just Shut Up And Take it?” No Way.
    I’ve written several times about how to deal with the police. I’ve raised the issue and flogged it until I’m hoarse. But I want to thank Sunil Dutta who wrote the Opinion in Sunday’s Washington Post. He makes my points…
  • Jul 8

    2 Things About The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision

    2 Things About The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision
    I. The Corporate Veil issue Normally, a corporation is an independent entity, separate and distinct from its owners. This has been recognized for (literally) centuries as the point of creating a corporation. [By the way, corporations are a…
  • Jun 12

    I’ve Got A Birthday Coming Up

    I’ve Got A Birthday Coming Up
    Or maybe it is an anniversary. I’m not sure. Whatever it is though, it’s special to me. No, it is not my birthday as most think of it. It’s the day after my birthday when, after 3 years of talking, … Continue reading…
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