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ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • May 29

    Is for-profit activity "inherently less civic-minded than not-for-profit endeavors"?

    Is for-profit activity "inherently less civic-minded than not-for-profit endeavors"?
    John McGinnis argues for answering "no" to the titular question and, in turn, argues that for-profit and not-for-profit entities should have the same rights "to participate in political and civic... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • May 29

    Wang on using mail and wire fraud against insider trading

    Wang on using mail and wire fraud against insider trading
    Leading insider trading expert William Wang has a very timely post up at the Blue Sky Blog reminding us of the potential uses of mail and wire fraud in insider trading prosecutions and how they can... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • May 29

    Title IX witch hunts in higher education

    Title IX witch hunts in higher education
    I post these tweets with some trepidation, as doing so could get me in big trouble with the Title IX cops at my employer, but all of us in higher education have an obligation to push back against the... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 270

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/
  • May 29

    Intel Takeover of Altera Is Expected

    Intel Takeover of Altera Is Expected
    Intel is close to buying fellow chip maker Altera for more than $15 billion, a person briefed on the matter said on Friday, the latest sign of consolidation in the semiconductor industry.
  • May 29

    Bank of America Fined for Violations of Military Relief Law

    Bank of America Fined for Violations of Military Relief Law
    The bank said it would pay $30 million and improve its monitoring and compliance practices in regard to the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.
  • May 29

    Activist Hedge Fund Elliott Hires Chief Operating Officer

    Activist Hedge Fund Elliott Hires Chief Operating Officer
    Zion Shohet, most recently with Citigroup, will oversee functions like relationships with trading partners, finance and accounting and cybersecurity.
Rank this Week: 5

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/
Rank this Week: 1021

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/
  • May 29

    Compton Unified School District Challenged to Improve Educational Acce

    Compton Unified School District Challenged to Improve Educational Acce
    Public schools that are located in disadvantaged neighborhoods must deal with a complex problem every day. A number of their students is affected by trauma. Often this trauma is the result of being the victim of violence or witnessing…
  • May 21

    New York Court Approves the Use of Class Action Notification Via Social Media

    New York Court Approves the Use of Class Action Notification Via Social Media
    More than one judge has approved the use of social media for service of process. Now a judge has approved a bid to use websites like Facebook for informing potential participants of a class action lawsuit. The New York Federal Court has…
  • May 8

    Family Fights for Daughter to Take Marijuana Prescription at School

    Family Fights for Daughter to Take Marijuana Prescription at School
    Teenager Genny Barbour is in an unusual situation. Diagnosed with autism and epilepsy, Genny has experienced ongoing emotional and mental difficulties as well as debilitating seizures. Her parents, Roger and Lora, spent years trying every…
Rank this Week: 719

Pepper Podcasts

Pepper Podcasts

Features Interviews with senior attorneys on emerging legal issues. By Pepper Hamilton.

http://www.pepperpodcasts.com/pepper_podcasts/
  • May 29

    Independent Sponsors Summit Recap and Takeaway

    Independent Sponsors Summit Recap and Takeaway
    Recently, Pepper partner John A. Rogers spoke at iGlobal Forum’s Independent Sponsor Summit in New York. Mr. Rogers spent a few minutes with us to go over some issues that he heard attendees grappling with during the day; discussed…
  • May 29

    Independent Sponsors Summit Recap and Takeaway

    Independent Sponsors Summit Recap and Takeaway
    Recently, Pepper partner John A. Rogers spoke at iGlobal Forum’s Independent Sponsor Summit in New York. Mr. Rogers spent a few minutes with us to go over some issues that he heard attendees grappling with during the day; discussed…
  • Apr 21

    Fund and Adviser Tax Issue

    Fund and Adviser Tax Issue
    Pepper partners Gregory J. Nowak and Steven D. Bortnick presented a webinar for West LegalEdcenter discussing issues that affect private funds and their managers. Over the hour program, Mr. Nowak and Mr. Bortnick covered a host of various tax…
Rank this Week: 859

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/
  • May 29

    Will More White Collar Criminal Laws Make More White Collar Criminal Behavior?

    Will More White Collar Criminal Laws Make More White Collar Criminal Behavior?
    If you have been following my guest posts regarding white collar crime and how white collar offenders rationalize their conduct, you likely have noticed that the discussion thus far has been largely theoretical. In this post, I’d like to…
  • May 29

    More on the Turmoil Resulting from the SEC Chair's Recusal

    More on the Turmoil Resulting from the SEC Chair's Recusal
    A while ago, I noted a New York Times article about the effect of SEC Chair Mary Jo White's recusals from cases because of her husband's work at Cravath. The Times has a follow-up today. Apparently, the 2-2 split that...
  • May 29

    The Economics of the TV Show Nashville

    The Economics of the TV Show Nashville
    Earlier this month, The Tennessean reported that the state of Tennessee approved $8 million of incentive's for the fourth season of ABC's show Nashville. The city of Nashville also plans to chip in about $500,000. According to the article,…
Rank this Week: 2425

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
  • May 29

    US Proxy Season Halftime Report—Governance Trend

    US Proxy Season Halftime Report—Governance Trend
    As we hit the halfway point for the 2015 U.S. proxy season, a number of trends related to governance practices are carrying through from recent years, an analysis of ISS Voting Analytics data shows. Director Elections Shareholders have…
  • May 29

    Shareholders Defeat Mandatory Deferral Proposal

    Shareholders Defeat Mandatory Deferral Proposal
    Many large U.S. based multinational banking and financial services corporations have implemented executive compensation clawback policies that require the cancellation and forfeiture of unvested deferred cash awards or performance share unit…
  • May 28

    Shareholder Involvement in the Director Nomination Proce

    Shareholder Involvement in the Director Nomination Proce
    Proxy access is the corporate governance cause célèbre in the 2015 U.S. proxy season. There has been a concerted push on the part of institutional shareholders and others to convince companies to adopt proxy access, most…
Rank this Week: 255

Pleasanton Business & Commercial…

Pleasanton Business & Commercial Law Blog

Covers Pleasanton business and commercial law. By Law Offices of James G. Schwartz P.C.

http://www.jgschwartzlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2463

Global Trade & Sanctions Law

Global Trade & Sanctions Law

Covers business law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.globaltradeandsanctionslaw.com/
  • May 29

    Cuba Removed from List of State Sponsors of Terrorism

    Cuba Removed from List of State Sponsors of Terrorism
    Today the State Department issued a press release announcing that the Secretary of State has finalized the removal of Cuba from the official U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, effective May 29: …
  • May 29

    Strict Controls Proposed on the Export of Cybersecurity Item

    Strict Controls Proposed on the Export of Cybersecurity Item
    Companies legitimately employing tools to test how vulnerable their computers and networks may be to cyber-attacks should take note of strict new export controls that may be on the horizon.  Specifically, on May 20, 2015, the Commerce…
  • May 22

    Export Duties: BIS Releases Russia Due Diligence Guidance

    Export Duties: BIS Releases Russia Due Diligence Guidance
    U.S., EU and other sanctions and export control regimes continue to target the Russian defense and energy sectors, restricting access to both military and dual use items. This creates demand pressure on the Russia side and as a result…
Rank this Week: 1105

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    Don't start a competing business using your boss's equipment

    Don't start a competing business using your boss's equipment
    Nedschroef Detroit Corp. v. Bemas Enterprises LLC, 2015 WL 2453511, No. 14–10095 (E.D. Mich. May 22, 2015) Defendants Rigole and LePage were Nedschroef employees in Detroit who formed a competing company, Bemas, while still working…
  • May 29

    DMCA hearings: visually impaired/ereader

    DMCA hearings: visually impaired/ereader
    Copyright Office: Jacqueline CharlesworthMichelle ChoeRegan SmithCy DonnellySteve RuheJohn RileyStacy Cheney (NTIA) In and out: this took 15 minutes.  This exemption will, I predict, be granted. Proposed Class 9: Literary works…
  • May 29

    DMCA hearings: medical device

    DMCA hearings: medical device
    Copyright Office: Jacqueline CharlesworthMichelle ChoeRegan SmithCy DonnellySteve RuheJohn RileyJohn Morris (NTIA) Proposed Class 27: Software – networked medical devicesThe proposed class would allow circumvention of TPMs…
Rank this Week: 33

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/
  • May 29

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: May 25-29, 2015

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: May 25-29, 2015
    As we close out our short four day week here at Koprince Law, there was no shortage of news on hand. This week’s top articles feature stories from news sources such as The Hill, Set-Aside Alert, Federal News Radio, GovConChannel…
  • May 29

    GAO: Initial Proposal “Nullified” By Solicitation Amendment

    GAO: Initial Proposal “Nullified” By Solicitation Amendment
    When an initial proposal is nullified by a subsequent solicitation amendment, an offeror must timely resubmit its proposal–or be eliminated from the competition. As one offeror recently learned, an agency can nullify initial proposals…
  • May 27

    GAO: Agency Need Not Raise Offeror’s High Price In Discussion

    GAO: Agency Need Not Raise Offeror’s High Price In Discussion
    When an agency decides to hold discussions with offerors, must it discuss with an offeror the price proposed for the contract? Not unless that offeror’s proposed price is so high as to be unreasonable. As the GAO held in a recent bid…
Rank this Week: 3408

Legal Update

Legal Update

Covers real estate law and business law. By Peter Moulinos.

http://www.moulinos.com/blog/
  • May 29

    Landlords and Courts Cracking Down on Tenants Taking Advantage of Their Rent-Controlled Apartment

    Landlords and Courts Cracking Down on Tenants Taking Advantage of Their Rent-Controlled Apartment
    The rise in popularity of short-term rentals through websites such as Airbnb and Roomarama has given tourists the opportunity to live like locals, and those looking for a place to live for only a month another option to the standard hotel.…
  • May 21

    No “sweat equity” where feuding couple splits mid renovation

    No “sweat equity” where feuding couple splits mid renovation
    Seeing marriage in their future, Andrew and Kent decided to buy a house together. They found a property that needed some renovations, but would generate rental income through a separate apartment. Andrew and Kent split the down payment and…
  • May 8

    Plaintiff Will Be Able to Move Forward With Lawsuit to Partition Mortgaged Property

    Plaintiff Will Be Able to Move Forward With Lawsuit to Partition Mortgaged Property
    Hughes­Reddick v. Hughes, 15299/13, NYLJ 1202723952829, at *1 (Sup., KI, Decided April 15, 2015). A mortgage company has suffered a set back in action brought by plaintiff to partition properties and unencumber her share from mortgages.…
Rank this Week: 3118

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/
  • May 29

    Purchasing Real Estate for Investment Purpose

    Purchasing Real Estate for Investment Purpose
    Benefits of Forming an LLC for Real Estate Investment Purpose
  • May 22

    The Fiduciary Duties of the Officers and Directors of a Corporation – Part I

    The Fiduciary Duties of the Officers and Directors of a Corporation – Part I
    A fiduciary duty is the highest duty that the law can require and it requires those upon whom the duty is imposed to act only in the interest of the party to whom the duty is owed.
  • May 15

    What is Breach of Lease? 3 Tips for Landlord

    What is Breach of Lease? 3 Tips for Landlord
    A real estate lease is a contract that outlines the landlord and tenant’s responsibilities regarding the occupancy of the property. Tenants are obligated to follow the rules of a lease agreement or the landlord has just cause to…
Rank this Week: 4712

Wisconsin Business Law Blog

Wisconsin Business Law Blog

By Schober & Mitchell, S.C.

http://www.wisconsinbusinesslawblog.com
  • May 29

    SCOTUS Ruling Could Make WI Tax Law Unconstitutional

    SCOTUS Ruling Could Make WI Tax Law Unconstitutional
    It’s too bad the United States Supreme Court didn’t issue its ruling in Comptroller v. Wynne in time for the 2014 tax season. In early May 2015, the nation’s highest Court ruled in favor of a couple in Maryland who argued…
  • May 6

    Wisconsin Senate Proposes Change to Non-Compete Law

    Wisconsin Senate Proposes Change to Non-Compete Law
    The Wisconsin Senate recently passed a bill that would yet again fundamentally change the current state of Labor & Employment law in Wisconsin. The bill still requires Assembly approval the Governor’s signature. Senate Bill 69…
  • Dec 5

    Feds Resort to 1789 Law to Stop Apple

    Feds Resort to 1789 Law to Stop Apple
    I read an article noted on the ABA Journal Weekly Newsletter entitled, “Feds say 1789 law requires Apple to help government get encrypted smartphone data.” I’ve always been a proponent of individual liberty (and privacy),…
Rank this Week: 3867

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 274

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • May 29

    Price Discrimination in Asymmetric Industries: Implications for Competition and Welfare

    Price Discrimination in Asymmetric Industries: Implications for Competition and Welfare
    Hinnerk Gnutzmann (Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore) discusses Price Discrimination in Asymmetric Industries: Implications for Competition and Welfare. ABSTRACT: Price discrimination by consumer's purchase history is widely used in…
  • May 29

    EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE Workshop 5-6 JUNE 2015 Florence, Italy

    EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE Workshop 5-6 JUNE 2015 Florence, Italy
    20th Annual EU Competition Law and Policy Workshop What is a uniform application of EU competition law? ORGANIZED BY PHILIP LOWE, MEL MARQUIS and GIORGIO MONTI EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE DEPARTMENT OF LAW 5-6 JUNE 2015 Florence, Italy…
  • May 29

    Product Hopping: Can Patent Non-Use Be an Abuse of Dominant Market Position in Canada

    Product Hopping: Can Patent Non-Use Be an Abuse of Dominant Market Position in Canada
    James B. Musgrove, McMillan Peter E.J. Wells, C.S., McMillan Joshua Chad. McMillan and Devin Anderson, Freshfields ask Product Hopping: Can Patent Non-Use Be an Abuse of Dominant Market Position in Canada? ABSTRACT: In Europe and the United…
Rank this Week: 14

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
  • May 29

    4 Things to Know Before Joining a Nonprofit’s Board

    4 Things to Know Before Joining a Nonprofit’s Board
    You’ve been asked to serve on the board of a nonprofit organization. Congratulations—you can render a real service to the community! Attorneys do make great nonprofit directors, but before you sign on, here are four things you…
  • May 27

    Develop a Routine: Stock Questions to Ask in Every Deposition

    Develop a Routine: Stock Questions to Ask in Every Deposition
    Every case is different, but there are some questions you should ask in most every deposition. Know your routine questions and use them. Every attorney should develop a list of stock questions and ask them of most deposition witnesses. Here…
  • May 20

    Don’t Dodge—Defuse: Use Your Opening Statement to Handle Problem Area

    Don’t Dodge—Defuse: Use Your Opening Statement to Handle Problem Area
    Almost every case has problems—sometimes they are analogous to bombs waiting to drop on your case. The key is whether you show them to the jury and simultaneously defuse them, or whether the opposition drops them with glee. One of the…
Rank this Week: 1685

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/
  • May 29

    The Economic Value of College Education by Major

    The Economic Value of College Education by Major
    If I were King of the world, I would allow for only a few majors at the undergraduate level. Literature, Languages, History, Mathematics, Science, Art and Philosophy. I would forbid students from majoring in jobs or careers. On the other...
  • May 28

    Nonprofits Gain Access to Two New Unique Domains in the US and Abroad

    Nonprofits Gain Access to Two New Unique Domains in the US and Abroad
    Public Interest Registry (PIR), administrator of the .org top-level domain, has launched two new domains that nonprofits all over the world may use: .ngo and .ong. This development is directly on target with creating more transparency and…
  • May 28

    White House Briefing Memos re: Exempt Orgs and Charitable Contribution

    White House Briefing Memos re: Exempt Orgs and Charitable Contribution
    I think I would have been a much better and more engaged tax student back at UF if the internet had been around back then. Sheeesh, I feel old as old dirt! Anyway, the Washington Post has a story today...
Rank this Week: 1108

Nashville Business Litigation…

Nashville Business Litigation Lawyers Blog

Covers business and insurance litigation. By Pepper & Brothers PLLC.

http://www.nashvillebusinesslitigationlawyersblog.com/
  • May 29

    Start with a Trial Lawyer

    Start with a Trial Lawyer
    When you are faced with a lawsuit or have filed a lawsuit, do yourself a big favor, hire a Tennessee lawyer with trial experience (aka a “Tennessee trial lawyer”) at the outset of your legal matter.  Having practiced trial…
  • May 15

    Statutes of Limitations in Insurance Policie

    Statutes of Limitations in Insurance Policie
    Besides the statutes of limitations which have been enacted as laws by the Tennessee legislature, there is a second type of statutes of limitations.  Many insurance policies contain terms which require an insured or policy owner to file…
  • May 15

    Statutes of Limitations in Insurance Policie

    Statutes of Limitations in Insurance Policie
    Besides the statutes of limitations which have been enacted as laws by the Tennessee legislature, there is a second type of statutes of limitations.  Many insurance policies contain terms which require an insured or policy owner to file…
Rank this Week: 3042

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • May 29

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for May 29

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for May 29
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. Whistleblowers Find SEC Rewards Slow and Scarce by Jean Eaglesham and Rachel Louise Ensign in the Wall Street Journal An SEC spokeswoman declined to say how…
  • May 28

    What is a “Voting Equity Security” under the Bad Actor Rule?

    What is a “Voting Equity Security” under the Bad Actor Rule?
    When the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted Rule 506(d), it did not define “voting equity securities.” That left many fund managers having to take an aggressive approach on compliance with the “bad actor rule.”…
  • May 26

    Compliance and Co-Investment Allocation

    Compliance and Co-Investment Allocation
    Co-investment is an area that many institutional investors look for when investing with a fund manager. It’s generally a good deal for them because the investment is overseen by the fund manager without having to pay the fund management…
Rank this Week: 4286

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • May 29

    Litigation Levity: Led Zeppelin’s “Exceptional Talent”

    Litigation Levity: Led Zeppelin’s “Exceptional Talent”
    If you haven’t heard, iconic band Led Zeppelin is being sued over allegedly lifting part of another band’s song for its own famous Stairway to Heaven.  In its answer to the complaint, Led Zeppelin keeps it real – and…
  • May 28

    How to Clean Up Your Writing

    How to Clean Up Your Writing
    Maybe you’ve read the stories about the candidate who wasn’t hired because of spelling errors in the resumé. Or the firm that lost the bid in response to a request for proposal because of grammatical errors on its…
  • May 27

    Lawyers Should Learn to Talk Busine

    Lawyers Should Learn to Talk Busine
    Ditching the legalese has its virtues and, for some GCs, it’s a requirement: “Lawyers are so famously fluent in their own jargon that the rest of the world has furrowed its brow and given this language its own name —…
Rank this Week: 2136

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • May 29

    Expanded Audit Reports: Rolls Royce is the “Rolls Royce”

    Expanded Audit Reports: Rolls Royce is the “Rolls Royce”
    As the PCAOB continues to toy with the long-floated idea of “expanded” audit reports – which means that auditors would be required to include some narrative in their boilerplate – I thought it would be helpful to…
  • May 28

    Spoofed Emails From Your CEO: Get Very Scared!

    Spoofed Emails From Your CEO: Get Very Scared!
    If you haven’t heard about this, brace yourself. Some sophisticated scammers have been successful learning the style of how your CEO and other senior executives write their emails – and then are capable of sending emails from…
  • May 27

    Regulation A/A+: Massachusetts Sues SEC (In Two Paragraphs)

    Regulation A/A+: Massachusetts Sues SEC (In Two Paragraphs)
    Last Friday, in this “Petition for Review,” the Massachusetts Secretary has sued the SEC in the US Appeals Court for the District of Columbia asking the court to vacate the portion of the SEC’s new Regulation A+ rules that…
Rank this Week: 2640

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    Bombay High Court Pronounces on FDI Policy

    Bombay High Court Pronounces on FDI Policy
    It is not very often that courts in India have had the occasion to interpret and rule on the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy of the Government of India. Earlier this month, the Bombay High Court issued its ruling in IDBI Trusteeship…
  • May 28

    Companies (Amendment) Act, 2015 Notified

    Companies (Amendment) Act, 2015 Notified
    The Companies (Amendment) Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha earlier this month. We had discussedthe broad nature of the changes introduced.Now, the amendment has become law in the form of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2015 as it has…
  • May 27

    Designing Executive Compensation for Banks and Financial Institution

    Designing Executive Compensation for Banks and Financial Institution
    When it comes to banks and financial institutions, there are additional corporate governance requirements apart from those applicable to other types of companies. This is because the operation of banks and financial institutions affect the…
Rank this Week: 1316

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/
Rank this Week: 4505

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • May 28

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for May 29, 2015

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for May 29, 2015
    Press Release: CanAm’s Alabama Subsidiaries File Voluntary Petition under Chapter 11 to Complete Financial and Operational Restructuring and Intend to Continue Serving Customers Without Interruption Calgary Herald: Lenders…
  • May 28

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for May 28, 2015

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for May 28, 2015
    Court Docket (Bankr. D. Del.): Notice of Appointment of Committee of Unsecured Creditors in Golden County Foods, Inc. Bankruptcy Cases Court Docket (Bankr. D. Del.): Notice of Withdrawal of Professionals Representing the Official Committee of…
  • May 26

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for May 27, 2015

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for May 27, 2015
    U.S. Supreme Court: Opinion Issued in Wellness Int’l Network, Ltd. v. Sharif Weil, Gotshal & Manges: Some Guidance from SCOTUS on Stern v. Marshall! (And What You Really Need to Know) Wall Street Journal: Judge…
Rank this Week: 28

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
  • May 28

    TTB Brewer’s Bond Amount: How Much of a Bond Does a Brewery Need?

    TTB Brewer’s Bond Amount: How Much of a Bond Does a Brewery Need?
    What TTB brewer’s bond amount does a brewery need? Learn the essentials—calculating the right brewer’s bond amount, and choosing the right kind of bond. What brewer’s bond amount does a brewery need? It’s a…
  • May 28

    Reiser Legal Expands, Now Providing Colorado Beer Lawyer Service

    Reiser Legal Expands, Now Providing Colorado Beer Lawyer Service
    We’re proud to announce that Reiser Legal is now offering a full slate of legal services for Colorado breweries. With Danielle Teagarden as a licensed Colorado brewery lawyer, you can count on us from the early days of a Colorado…
  • May 11

    Washington Brewers Trademark Dispute

    Washington Brewers Trademark Dispute
    Over the weekend, the hard-working Kendall Jones over at the Washington Beer Blog reported on the latest trademark dispute to hit Washington breweries. This time, between them. The issue? Three Magnets Brewing Company over in Olympia had…
Rank this Week: 5019

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: 420

AG Deal Diary

AG Deal Diary

A collection of insights and analysis on hot topics impacting companies, funds, dealmakers and directors. By Akin Gump.

http://www.akingump.com/en/experience/practices/corporate/ag-deal-diary/index.html
  • May 28

    Recommended Reading: US Proxy Season Halftime Report – Governance Trend

    Recommended Reading: US Proxy Season Halftime Report – Governance Trend
    This week, we highlight the US Proxy Season Halftime Report – Governance Trends, by Veritas Executive Compensation Consultants, referred to on the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulations. This report…
  • May 27

    What worries directors and GCs most today?

    What worries directors and GCs most today?
    As we have discussed before, several issues keep up boards of directors and general counsels at night. The recent Law in the Boardroom Study, performed by Corporate Board Member and FTI Consulting and discussed here, confirms that…
  • May 21

    Recommended Reading: ISS Corporate Solutions ExecComp Insight

    Recommended Reading: ISS Corporate Solutions ExecComp Insight
    This week, we highlight the May 2015 edition of ISS Corporate Solutions ExecComp Insights which provides an analysis of the latest trends in executive compensation. It includes: The hidden complexities of executive compensation Early results…
Rank this Week: 1918

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/
  • May 28

    Defenses to Advancement Based on Conditions in Agreement Rejected

    Defenses to Advancement Based on Conditions in Agreement Rejected
    Blankenship v. Alpha Appalachia Holdings, Inc., C.A. No. 10610-CB (Del. Ch., May 28, 2015). This is the latest Chancery decision in a long series of recent Delaware decisions (and one of two opinions handed down today), rejecting defenses to…
  • May 28

    Chancery Addresses Advancement Claim for Offensive v. Defensive Litigation

    Chancery Addresses Advancement Claim for Offensive v. Defensive Litigation
    Mooney v. Echo Therapeutics, Inc., C. A. No. 10054-VCP (Del. Ch. May 28, 2015). This is one of two Chancery decisions in separate matters handed down today on the issue of advancement. This opinion is notable for its treatment of ……
  • May 25

    Dealing With Difficult Lawyers and Other Difficult People

    Dealing With Difficult Lawyers and Other Difficult People
    One finds difficult personalities more often in lawyers as a group than in the general population as a whole. But there is hope. For the last 10 years or so, a well-respected Delaware lawyer has made an annual presentation with ……
Rank this Week: 275

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/
  • May 28

    An Economist's Perspective of Fiduciary Monitoring of Investment

    An Economist's Perspective of Fiduciary Monitoring of Investment
    I am delighted to share my recent article with readers of this pension blog. Entitled "An Economist's Perspective of Fiduciary Monitoring of Investments" (by Dr. Susan Mangiero and published in Bloomberg BNA Pensions & Benefits…
  • May 26

    Derivatives, De-Risking and Disclosure

    Derivatives, De-Risking and Disclosure
    According to survey results provided in "Pension Plan De-Risking, North America 2015" (published by Clear Path Analysis and sponsored by Prudential Retirement), "pension risk management remains a principal concern for many plan sponsors."…
  • May 26

    Free Continuing Legal Education - Pension De-Risking Webinar

    Free Continuing Legal Education - Pension De-Risking Webinar
    There are seven complimentary passes left for anyone who is interested in attending "Pension De-Risking for Employee Benefit Sponsors: Avoiding Litigation and Enforcement Action." This educational webinar is sponsored by Strafford…
Rank this Week: 3102

iVLG Business Law Blog

iVLG Business Law Blog

Covers news, strategy and legal services of businesses and entrepreneurs. By inVigor Law Group PLLC.

http://www.invigorlaw.com/blog/
  • May 28

    Incorporating in Washington Versus Delaware: What’s Best for Your Startup?

    Incorporating in Washington Versus Delaware: What’s Best for Your Startup?
    One of the first steps when forming a company is to decide which state is best to “register” your company. Today’s post highlights some of the reasons why you may want to form your company in Washington state versus…
  • May 13

    Electronic Filing Depository

    Electronic Filing Depository
    The most common method companies use to raise private capital requires filing notices with each state in which you have an investor. To streamline the process of filing these notices, the North American Securities Administrators Association,…
  • May 11

    Can You Convert Your Company Into a Social Purpose Corporation?

    Can You Convert Your Company Into a Social Purpose Corporation?
    Yes, an existing Washington business entity can convert into a social purpose corporation (“SPC”). In this blog post, we’ll discuss how an existing traditional corporation can become a social purpose corporation. To convert…
Rank this Week: 2892

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/
  • May 28

    ADA Defense: Disabled Individual Poses Direct Threat to Health or Safety

    ADA Defense: Disabled Individual Poses Direct Threat to Health or Safety
    By Steven T. Collis You know you can’t discriminate against qualified individuals with a disability. But what if you are convinced that the person’s disability would create a significant risk of harm to that person or others if allowed to…
  • May 21

    FMLA Self-Audit: Are You in Compliance?

    FMLA Self-Audit: Are You in Compliance?
    By Jason Ritchie Despite being enacted over 20 years ago, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) continues to trip up even the most experienced human resource professionals. If you have 50 or more employees, use this checklist to…
  • May 18

    Plan Fiduciaries Beware: Your Ongoing Duty to Monitor Investments Allows Beneficiaries To Claim Breach Within Six-Year Statute of Limitation

    Plan Fiduciaries Beware: Your Ongoing Duty to Monitor Investments Allows Beneficiaries To Claim Breach Within Six-Year Statute of Limitation
    By Mike Beaver In a ruling that will likely raise the anxiety level of plan fiduciaries, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled today that beneficiaries of a 401(k) plan could pursue their claim against the plan’s fiduciaries related to…
Rank this Week: 1693

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
  • May 28

    5 Simple Ways to Prepare for a Divorce in the 21st Century

    5 Simple Ways to Prepare for a Divorce in the 21st Century
    Oftentimes, the last thing on the mind of someone about to embark on a divorce is how to best posture his/herself in the event of contentious litigation. However, considering this position may be essential to the ultimate outcome of the…
  • May 26

    Should I move my car after an accident?

    Should I move my car after an accident?
    One question I hear often is “Should I move my car after an accident?” In particular, personal injury clients want to know if their case will be hurt if they move their vehicle before the police arrive at the scene. The thought…
  • May 15

    Want Help Deciding If The New Hire Is An Employee or an Independent Contractor? Try Remembering your ABC

    Want Help Deciding If The New Hire Is An Employee or an Independent Contractor? Try Remembering your ABC
    If you own a business, there’s a good chance you’ve been faced with the independent contractor vs. employee dilemma. The decision isn’t always an easy one to make and since an incorrect designation can have significant…
Rank this Week: 1864

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

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

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • May 28

    IRS System Compromised for 104,000 Individual

    IRS System Compromised for 104,000 Individual
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced that one of their systems has been hacked by organized criminals believed to be linked to one or more foreign countries. The system, “Get Transcript,” is traditionally used by…
  • May 19

    Required Reporting of Offshore Asset

    Required Reporting of Offshore Asset
    US individual and business taxpayers with interests in certain foreign or offshore financial assets or accounts are required to disclose those assets on their federal income tax returns or file additional forms. A failure to file the…
  • May 18

    B-Corp and Benefit Corporation Statu

    B-Corp and Benefit Corporation Statu
    Currently, in 28 jurisdictions including Nebraska, Benefit Corporation status exists as an option for forming a legal corporate entity. This is distinguished from B-Corp. status, which is a certification from by B-labs, a 501(c)(3)…
Rank this Week: 2485

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1498

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/
  • May 28

    Can Terms of Use Stop Richard Prince?

    Can Terms of Use Stop Richard Prince?
    According to this article, the photographer, Richard Prince, is ripping off using other people’s Instagram photos – and selling them for lots of money ($90,000)! Arguably, he can do this because it’s fair use -- he blows the images…
  • May 27

    New in Print

    New in Print
    Kenneth A. Adams, Eliminating the Phase Represents and Warrants from Contracts, 16 Transactions: Tenn. J. Bus. L. 203 (2015) Carlos Berdejo, Revisiting the Voting Prohibition in Bond Workouts, 89 Tul. L. Rev. 541 (2015) Hillary L. Berk, The…
  • May 26

    Airbnb Update

    Airbnb Update
    We have previously blogged about “sharing economy” short-term rental company Airbnb at various times here. Time for an update: The City of Santa Monica, California, just passed an ordinance that prohibits property owners and residents…
Rank this Week: 2427

North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

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

http://www.ncbusinesslitigationreport.com/
  • May 28

    NC Business Court: Motions To Amend And The Statute Of Limitation

    NC Business Court: Motions To Amend And The Statute Of Limitation
    Maybe you have the same nightmare that I do.  You have moved to amend your Complaint to add a new defendant.  The statute of limitations is about to run, but your motion to amend was made before the end of the limitations…
  • May 19

    NC Business Court Gives Full Faith And Credit To LegalZoom's California Class Action Settlement

    NC Business Court Gives Full Faith And Credit To LegalZoom's California Class Action Settlement
    There are probably some of you who lie awake at night wondering whether Leagalzoom's offering of do it yourself lawyering products will be found to be the unauthorized practice of law (UPL) in North Carolina. For those few of you, that…
  • May 15

    Two Claims You May Not Want To Make In North Carolina

    Two Claims You May Not Want To Make In North Carolina
    I said yesterday that there was too much in DSM Dyneema, LLC v. Thagard, 2015 NCBC 47 for just one post, so here are the rest of the key points from the case.  They involve two claims you might not want to bother to make in North…
Rank this Week: 1454

ihwlaw blog

ihwlaw blog

Addressing common and not-so-common issues in business law and litigation. By Isaac H Winer.

http://ihwlaw.me/
  • May 28

    Which gTLD .sucks — protecting your business brand

    Which gTLD .sucks — protecting your business brand
    Since ICANN – the organization that allocates domain names — approved an initiative in 2011 to add thousands of new “generic” Top-Level Domains (gTLD), over 635 new gTLDs have been registered.  Many of…
  • May 27

    Selling stock for a promissory note may be unlawful

    Selling stock for a promissory note may be unlawful
    Did you know that selling stock in exchange for an unsecured promissory note may be unlawful, void or voidable?  In an area like Silicon Valley where stock may be worth a fortune from the second a company is born,…
  • May 22

    Are You Protecting Your Trade Secrets?

    Are You Protecting Your Trade Secrets?
    When patent, copyright and trademark law is not available or not desired to protect your intellectual property and other business information, trade secret law may be all that remains between your valuable intangibles and those would use…
Rank this Week: 3229

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
  • May 28

    Alison Siegler, “The Courts of Appeals’ Latest Sentencing Rebellion”

    Alison Siegler, “The Courts of Appeals’ Latest Sentencing Rebellion”
    For over twenty-five years, federal courts of appeals have rebelled against every Supreme Court mandate that weakens the federal sentencing Guidelines. That rebellion has intensified since the Court dealt a blow to the Guidelines a decade ago…
  • May 6

    Rising Storm: Ways of Addressing Climate Change's Impacts on Infrastructure and Housing

    Rising Storm: Ways of Addressing Climate Change's Impacts on Infrastructure and Housing
    A Kreisman Housing Breakfast Series event co-sponsored by the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago and the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics Led by University of Chicago environmental lawyer Mark Templeton, an expert panel will…
  • May 2

    Youth/Police Conference: They Have All The Power

    Youth/Police Conference: They Have All The Power
    Why does police accountability matter in this context? How does the knowledge that severe abuses—brutality, sexual assault, false arrest, even death—have gone unpunished inform and shape encounters between youth and police? What…
Rank this Week: 39

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
  • May 28

    PIRACY OF THE CENTURY?

    PIRACY OF THE CENTURY?
    The May 2, 2015 boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao was billed as the “Fight of the Century.”[1] It broke many records, including the record for pay-per-view viewership in the United States with 4.4 million…
  • May 27

    MAY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    MAY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *   FI&C received the 2014-2015 Community Service Award from the Cincinnati Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. *   FI&C is proud to again sponsor the annual Program in Law and Technology’s symposia at the…
  • May 26

    Illinois’ New Eavesdropping Law – More of the Same?

    Illinois’ New Eavesdropping Law – More of the Same?
    Late last year, Illinois’ then-governor, Pat Quinn, passed a new eavesdropping law, Public Act 098-1142 (formerly S.B. 1342). The new law filled a void left by two Illinois Supreme Court decisions that struck down the old eavesdropping…
Rank this Week: 2409

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/
  • May 28

    PIRACY OF THE CENTURY?

    PIRACY OF THE CENTURY?
    The May 2, 2015 boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao was billed as the “Fight of the Century.”[1] It broke many records, including the record for pay-per-view viewership in the United States with 4.4 million…
  • May 27

    MAY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    MAY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *   FI&C received the 2014-2015 Community Service Award from the Cincinnati Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. *   FI&C is proud to again sponsor the annual Program in Law and Technology’s symposia at the…
  • May 26

    Illinois’ New Eavesdropping Law – More of the Same?

    Illinois’ New Eavesdropping Law – More of the Same?
    Late last year, Illinois’ then-governor, Pat Quinn, passed a new eavesdropping law, Public Act 098-1142 (formerly S.B. 1342). The new law filled a void left by two Illinois Supreme Court decisions that struck down the old eavesdropping…
Rank this Week: 2900

IN THE (RED) - The Business…

IN THE (RED) - The Business Bankruptcy Blog

Covers business bankruptcy issues and developments. From Cooley Godward Kronish LLP's Bob Eisenbach.

http://bankruptcy.cooley.com/
Rank this Week: 2245

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/
  • May 28

    Reimbursing Employees for their Own Health Insurance? Watch Out…By: Jennifer Kobayashi

    Reimbursing Employees for their Own Health Insurance? Watch Out…By: Jennifer Kobayashi
    In order to better serve our readers, The Prinz Law Firm has invited experts in sales, business and leadership development, immigration, tax and accounting services, healthcare, and many other areas, to act as guest contributors on our blogs…
  • Apr 24

    Get Your Ducks in a Row: Legal Documents for Starting Your Busine

    Get Your Ducks in a Row: Legal Documents for Starting Your Busine
    Before you can officially call yourself a business, there is generally some legal paperwork that has to be filed. These documents are more than just a bureaucratic way for the government to make money, but can afford you certain legal…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2987

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • May 28

    Up, Up and Away? FAA Proposes Commercial Drone Regulation

    Up, Up and Away? FAA Proposes Commercial Drone Regulation
    In February, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released its much-anticipated commercial drone regulations. While the proposed drone regulations relax some restrictions, there is still along way to go before businesses will be able to…
  • May 27

    SEC Addresses Criticism By Publishing Forum-Selection Guideline

    SEC Addresses Criticism By Publishing Forum-Selection Guideline
    The SEC addresses criticism for its use of administrative proceedings as a means to secure more favorable rulings.  In response to the criticism, the agency recently published  forum-selection guidelines on its approach to forum…
  • May 22

    Is Your Start-Up Ready to Hire Employees? Here Are Some Employment Contract Basic

    Is Your Start-Up Ready to Hire Employees? Here Are Some Employment Contract Basic
    Once your startup is ready to hire employees, it is important to do it right. A written employment contract is recommendable to establish and structure the legal relationship when it you start to hire employees. If artfully drawn, the…
Rank this Week: 477

On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog

On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog

Covers the history of both international and domestic wine laws and developing legal issues in the wine industry. By Lindsey A. Zahn.

http://www.winelawonreserve.com
  • May 28

    Judge Grants Order Allowing Empire Wine to Subpoena NYSLA Employee

    Judge Grants Order Allowing Empire Wine to Subpoena NYSLA Employee
    Last week, and as noted originally by Capitol Confidential, Honorable Gerald W. Connolly, Acting Supreme Court Justice for the State of New York Supreme Court for the County of Albany, issued a decision and order allowing…
  • May 19

    Winery Files Opposition to Trademark Registration of HBO’s Three-Eyed Raven

    Winery Files Opposition to Trademark Registration of HBO’s Three-Eyed Raven
    Last week, Franciscan Vineyards, Inc. of St. Helena filed an opposition to the mark THREE-EYED RAVEN, filed by Applicant Home Box Office, Inc., for alcohol beverages, energy drinks, and non-alcoholic drinks beverages and fruit drinks.…
  • May 4

    Blue Moon Lawsuit: [Not] All About That Label

    Blue Moon Lawsuit: [Not] All About That Label
    Last week, On Reserve reported about the class action suit filed against MillerCoors in regard to the Blue Moon malt beverage. See MillerCoors Hit with Class Action Suit for Use of “Artfully Crafted” on…
Rank this Week: 1997