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Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 10

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 5

    Will Trulia Drive “Merger Tax” Suits Out Of Delaware?

    Will Trulia Drive “Merger Tax” Suits Out Of Delaware?
    Anthony Rickey tackles the titular question in a WLF Backgrounder. It concludes: While there are some preliminary indications of a short-term decline in merger litigation, this may not last. Trulia’s... [[ This is a content summary…
  • May 5

    Corporate Compliance Conference at Rutger

    Corporate Compliance Conference at Rutger
    I've been asked to pass along the following announcement: Conference Invitation: The Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance is presenting a conference on corporate compliance on Friday, May... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • May 5

    Updated: Paramount v. Time and standing of a bidder qua bidder under Delaware takeover law

    Updated: Paramount v. Time and standing of a bidder qua bidder under Delaware takeover law
    A user of the Klein Ramseyer Bainbridge casebook recently sent along this question: I've been using your text for years now and in teaching Paramount v. Time today, it occurred to me - what standing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 255

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/
Rank this Week: 5

The Startup Lawyer

The Startup Lawyer

Covers entrepreneurship and startup companies. By Ryan Roberts.

http://startuplawyer.com/
  • May 5

    Right of First Refusal in Company Bylaw

    Right of First Refusal in Company Bylaw
    A Right of First Refusal provision provides a startup with the right to step in place of a prospective 3rd party purchaser when a current stockholder desires to sell their stock. That is, the startup has the right to purchase and redeem any…
  • Apr 27

    Convertible Note Maturity Date Term

    Convertible Note Maturity Date Term
    Convertible notes are a very common startup financing method. Convertible notes contain a maturity date provision at which point the notes are to be repaid with interest.  This is usually set at 18-24 months after the first convertible…
  • Dec 10

    Dual Class Common Stock Structure for Founder

    Dual Class Common Stock Structure for Founder
    A startup founder’s desire to hold equity better than plain-vanilla common stock isn’t new.  Several years ago, Series FF stock for founders was all the rage when it came to founder liquidity at subsequent…
Rank this Week: 422

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 5

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (May 5, 2016)

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (May 5, 2016)
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 414 Major League Soccer as a Case Study in Complexity Theory Steven A. Bank University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law 2 150...
  • May 5

    What Health Insurance Companies Write Binds Even In Spite of Interpretation Difficultie

    What Health Insurance Companies Write Binds Even In Spite of Interpretation Difficultie
    An Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals case demonstrates the importance - even to health care services providers – of carefully scrutinizing contractual provisions in contracts with health insurance companies. In spite of some contractual…
  • May 4

    Oops! Will That Typo Cost You?

    Oops! Will That Typo Cost You?
    According to a recent Eleventh Circuit case, Patterson v. CitiMortgage, Inc., No. 14-14636, the answer is no. Toby Breedlove (an additional plaintiff in the suit) had bought a house with a CitiMortgage loan. After falling behind in his…
Rank this Week: 254

ACA Review

ACA Review

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

http://www.acareview.com/
  • May 5

    Updated HSA limit

    Updated HSA limit
    This week, the IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2016-28, which updated the plan limits for health savings accounts and high deductible health plans. These limits, effective for 2017 calendar years, were virtually unchanged from the 2016 limits.…
  • Apr 15

    CMS’ New Initiative Intended to Transform Primary Health Care

    CMS’ New Initiative Intended to Transform Primary Health Care
    CMS’ efforts to improve the delivery of primary health care moved into new territory this week when the agency announced a new five-year delivery model, Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), which CMS’ chief medical officer…
  • Apr 4

    So I Made This Little 1095-C Mistake. Big Deal?

    So I Made This Little 1095-C Mistake. Big Deal?
    The 2015 Instructions for Forms 1094-C and 1095-C tell Applicable Large Employers how to furnish and file corrections to incorrectly filed Forms 1095-C. They don’t answer these two questions that arise between the March…
Rank this Week: 2284

Fashion & Apparel Law Blog

Fashion & Apparel Law Blog

Covers legal issues facing the fashion, apparel and textile industry. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.fashionapparellawblog.com/
  • May 5

    Rah! Rah! Sis Boom Bah! Supreme Court to Decide Whether Copyright Act Protects Cheerleader Uniform Design

    Rah! Rah! Sis Boom Bah! Supreme Court to Decide Whether Copyright Act Protects Cheerleader Uniform Design
    In August 2015, the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals held in Varsity Brands, Inc.. v. Star Athletica, LLC, 799 F.3d 468 (6th Cir. 2015), that the stripes, chevrons and other visual elements that appear on a cheerleading uniform…
  • Apr 29

    European Court of Justice to Rule on Legality of Online Sales Ban

    European Court of Justice to Rule on Legality of Online Sales Ban
    An appeal court in Frankfurt has asked the European Court of Justice to clarify the application of the competition rules to online sales. The Frankfurt court made its request in the context of a dispute between a leader in beauty products…
  • Apr 1

    A Proposition 65 Violation May Be Lurking in Your Cash Register Receipt

    A Proposition 65 Violation May Be Lurking in Your Cash Register Receipt
    Many consumer-facing businesses have learned to identify high-risk Prop 65 targets:  soft, flexible plastics; faux and colored leathers; and any kind of brass or metal that may contain lead or other heavy metals.  But businesses…
Rank this Week: 514

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 5

    Five Tricky Wage and Hour Question

    Five Tricky Wage and Hour Question
    By Jason Ritchie Feeling confident that you pay employees properly? Here are five tricky wage and hour questions that may trip you up. Question #1: One of your hourly employees needs Friday off next week to get his wisdom teeth pulled but he…
  • May 4

    New Federal Trade Secret Act: What Employers Need to Know

    New Federal Trade Secret Act: What Employers Need to Know
    By Mark Wiletsky In a rare bipartisan effort, Congress passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) that will allow an owner of a trade secret to bring a misappropriation action in federal court. For the first time, companies seeking to protect…
  • Apr 26

    Public Employee Demoted For Perceived Political Activity Can Bring First Amendment Challenge

    Public Employee Demoted For Perceived Political Activity Can Bring First Amendment Challenge
    By Joanna Vilos In a 6-to-2 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that when a public employer demotes an employee in order to prevent the employee from exercising his free-speech rights, the employee may challenge that action as a violation of…
Rank this Week: 2328

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • May 5

    Online Platforms, Competition Rules and Consumer Protection in Travel Industry

    Online Platforms, Competition Rules and Consumer Protection in Travel Industry
    Margherita Colangelo, University of Rome III - Department of Law and Vincenzo Zeno-Zencovich, University of Rome III - Department of Law examine Online Platforms, Competition Rules and Consumer Protection in Travel Industry. ABSTRACT: The…
  • May 5

    Comparing the US & the EU Failing Firm Defense: Reflections from an Economic Perspective

    Comparing the US & the EU Failing Firm Defense: Reflections from an Economic Perspective
    Marianela Lopez-Galdos, George Washington University-Competition Law Center is Comparing the US & the EU Failing Firm Defense: Reflections from an Economic Perspective. ABSTRACT: The purpose of this paper is to compare the failing firm…
  • May 5

    Antitrust Policy Tools & IPRs: US, Transatlantic & International Effect

    Antitrust Policy Tools & IPRs: US, Transatlantic & International Effect
    Marianela Lopez-Galdos, George Washington University-Competition Law Center has written on Antitrust Policy Tools & IPRs: US, Transatlantic & International Effects. ABSTRACT: The paper tracks recent developments in the USA and EU…
Rank this Week: 38

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 5

    Politicians and Nonprofits - A Recipe for Disaster?

    Politicians and Nonprofits - A Recipe for Disaster?
    Elections predictably bring scrutiny to nonprofits associated with politicians, whether they are the politicians' own charities (see earlier post about the Clinton and Trump foundations), churches hosting candidates, or noncharitable…
  • May 4

    China, Egypt, and Russia Continue Crackdowns on Nonprofits with Foreign Tie

    China, Egypt, and Russia Continue Crackdowns on Nonprofits with Foreign Tie
    Recent months have brought even further restrictions by governments in China, Egypt, and Russia on domestic nonprofits with foreign ties in China. Developments include: Late last month China adopted a new Law on the Management of Domestic…
  • May 3

    Fagundes on Buying Happine

    Fagundes on Buying Happine
    David Fagundes (Univ. of Houston Law Center) recently posted Buying Happiness: Property, Acquisition, & Subjective Well-Being (William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 58, 2017, Forthcoming) to SSRN. Here is the abstract: Acquiring property is…
Rank this Week: 965

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

Covers business law for entrepreneurs, emerging companies and the investment management industry. By Alexander J. Davie.

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
  • May 5

    The Founders’ Intro to Raising Startup Capital

    The Founders’ Intro to Raising Startup Capital
    For many startup founders, what led them into the risky but thrilling world of starting their own company was technology, innovation, the ability to affect the world, and the freedom of being their own boss. Learning the ins and outs of…
  • Apr 25

    Hiring a Programmer? Get an Invention Assignment Agreement

    Hiring a Programmer? Get an Invention Assignment Agreement
    This post first appeared in Startup Southerner on March 23, 2016. Founders have a lot to think about when starting a new company, such as finding the right team, developing their strategy and getting the company’s legal structure in…
  • Mar 29

    Filing Is Not Enough: 6 Steps You Must Take to Incorporate

    Filing Is Not Enough: 6 Steps You Must Take to Incorporate
    This post first appeared in Startup Southerner on February 1, 2016. When it comes to incorporating a startup, founders often file articles of incorporation (a.k.a. a charter or a certificate of incorporation) with their state’s…
Rank this Week: 2701

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: 872

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • May 5

    New Federal Law Protects Trade Secrets But Also Requires Changes to Employee and Contractor Agreement

    New Federal Law Protects Trade Secrets But Also Requires Changes to Employee and Contractor Agreement
    By, Sandra E. Kahn  It is expected that President Obama will soon sign into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), which creates a new federal civil cause of action for trade secret theft.  While claims for trade secret…
  • May 5

    Firm Client PMS Bites to be Featured on Shark Tank!

    Firm Client PMS Bites to be Featured on Shark Tank!
    MBBP client PMS Bites will appear on ABC’s Shark Tank on May 20, 2016.  PMS Bites are indulgent, yet nutritious, snack balls made to satisfy chocolate cravings during the week women need it most! All bites are gluten free, vegan,…
  • May 5

    Howard Zaharoff & Faith Kasparian Quoted in Lawyer’s Weekly

    Howard Zaharoff & Faith Kasparian Quoted in Lawyer’s Weekly
    On April 28, 2016, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly newspaper published the article titled “Ex-‘View’ co-host Hasselbeck survives copyright suit by author”. This article explains how Susan Hasset, author of…
Rank this Week: 3993

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

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

http://www.canadianappeals.com
Rank this Week: 142

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Covers business and franchise law.

http://www.spadealaw.com/blog
  • May 5

    Tom Spadea Speaking at Craft Brewers Conference

    Tom Spadea Speaking at Craft Brewers Conference
    FREE THE BEER!: AN EXPLORATION OF THE RELEVANCE, NECESSITY, AND LEGALITY OF MODERN BEER FRANCHISE LAW The sale and distribution of beer is regulated by franchise laws that govern and restrict the relationship of brewers and their wholesalers.…
  • Apr 13

    Tom Spadea Speaks at the Jersey Mike's National Conference

    Tom Spadea Speaks at the Jersey Mike's National Conference
    April 10, 2016 - Orlando Florida Tom Spadea presented a session on "Top Lease Clause Negotiations" to over 200 Jersey Mike's franchisees attending the National Franchise Conference held in Orlando Florida. The entire conference, held from…
  • Jan 19

    Tips For Buying An Existing Franchise Busine

    Tips For Buying An Existing Franchise Busine
    When you are buying an existing franchise business, you have several issues about which to be concerned. You will need to make sure that this is the right franchise system in which you should invest. You will need to form an entity to…
Rank this Week: 3012

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 5

    Advice for Law Review Editors and Faculty Advisor

    Advice for Law Review Editors and Faculty Advisor
    Today I hit “submit” on an article I was asked to review for an international law journal. Because the process required blind peer review, I won’t be any more specific other than to say that the article related to a...
  • May 4

    Entities Should Ask About Politics and Religion: Round Two

    Entities Should Ask About Politics and Religion: Round Two
    In follow up to my post yesterday, my trusted and valued co-blogger Joan Heminway asked a good question (as usual) based one of my comments. My response became long enough that I thought it warranted a follow-up post (and it...
  • May 4

    Shared Ownership & Corporate Incentive

    Shared Ownership & Corporate Incentive
    Last week, Hamdi Ulukaya, founder and CEO of Chobani, announced a 10% company stock grant to all company employees. Chobani joined the ranks of high profile stock grants including Whole Foods, Starbucks, Apple and Twitter. Stock grants, while…
Rank this Week: 2471

Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

Covers business litigation, civil procedure, personal injury and punitive damages. By Jeff Blackwell.

http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com
  • May 5

    Workplace Safety — Is It A Priority?

    Workplace Safety — Is It A Priority?
    A couple years ago, the Discovery Channel’s Mike Rowe set off a firestorm of commentary on the role of safety in the workplace. Rowe stars in the Discovery Channel show Dirty Jobs. Following one episode a viewer called him out for not…
  • Mar 3

    Are Workers’ Compensation Opt-Out Systems Constitutional?

    Are Workers’ Compensation Opt-Out Systems Constitutional?
    Regular readers of this blog know my feelings about workers’ compensation — The system is already unfair to injured workers. That’s why my law firm philosophy in workers’ compensation cases is to fight hard so our…
  • Mar 3

    Are Workers’ Compensation Opt-Out Systems Constitutional?

    Are Workers’ Compensation Opt-Out Systems Constitutional?
    Regular readers of this blog know my feelings about workers’ compensation — The system is already unfair to injured workers. That’s why my law firm philosophy in workers’ compensation cases is to fight hard so our…
Rank this Week: 3739

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/
Rank this Week: 1525

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • May 5

    The Clarifying Power of “No”

    The Clarifying Power of “No”
    One thing that new in-house attorneys have drilled into their heads is the importance of the legal department not being seen as a roadblock. This brings with it the avoidance of saying “no” –  and that’s not…
  • May 3

    Suit says Starbucks puts too much ice in cup

    Suit says Starbucks puts too much ice in cup
    Earlier this year, a California customer sued Starbucks, contending that the company routinely underfills its cups when dispensing hot coffee drinks. Now a new lawsuit… The post Suit says Starbucks puts too much ice in cups appeared on…
  • May 2

    Uncle Sam employs more than 25,000 lawyer

    Uncle Sam employs more than 25,000 lawyer
    The federal government employs 25,060 people under the job classification “general attorney,” costing the government $3.3 billion last year. In 12 states, the total number… The post Uncle Sam employs more than 25,000…
Rank this Week: 272

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 5

    Incentive Compensation for Financial Institutions: Reproposal

    Incentive Compensation for Financial Institutions: Reproposal
    Four of the six Agencies have jointly issued a proposed rule implementing Dodd-Frank Act Section 956 regarding incentive compensation paid by covered financial institutions. An earlier version of the rule was proposed in 2011. A joint rule…
  • May 5

    Mergers and Heightened Regulatory Risk

    Mergers and Heightened Regulatory Risk
    As U.S. corporations face the later stages of a prolonged economic recovery, with the prospect of slow growth, a number of strategies have been considered to meet the challenge of producing meaningful profit improvement in a short…
  • May 5

    Corporate Resilience to Banking Crise

    Corporate Resilience to Banking Crise
    Although banking crises are costly, common, and heavily researched, there is surprisingly little research on corporate resilience to systemic banking crises. In an earlier paper, [1] we showed that strong shareholder protection laws mitigate…
Rank this Week: 1082

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    In which I sue Amazon again

    In which I sue Amazon again
    In FTC v. Amazon, the initial opinion was heavily, albeit badly, redacted.  With the able assistance of Paul Alan Levy from Public Citizen, MediaPost and I have moved to unseal the opinion and the documents on which it's based, on the…
  • May 5

    Off the record: Use of name in instruction card doesn't suggest endorsement

    Off the record: Use of name in instruction card doesn't suggest endorsement
    Martin v. Wendy’s International, Inc., 2016 WL 1730648, No. 15 C 6998 (N.D. Ill. May 2, 2016) Johannes Martin alleged that Wendy’s and Guinness World Records violated §43(a) and his Illinois right of publicity by using…
  • May 4

    CFP: IP + Race, at Boston College

    CFP: IP + Race, at Boston College
    The IP + Race conference hosted by Boston College in April 2017, sponsored by Jessica Silbey, Anjali Vats, Deidre Keller, and Amit Basole, is seeking participants.  They are expecting special musical guests for the conference as…
Rank this Week: 2161

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • May 5

    Family Petition Green Card

    Family Petition Green Card
    A family petition green card in the U.S. is for the family members of U.S. citizens or green card holders. The citizen or green card holder is called the “sponsor.” The family member is “sponsored person.” Which family…
  • May 3

    Florida Lawyer as Registered Agent

    Florida Lawyer as Registered Agent
    Under Florida law, the registered agent for a company does not have to be a lawyer, accountant, or service company. The registered agent could be an officer or director of the company. That would make sense because it would help make…
  • Apr 28

    Tort or Torte

    Tort or Torte
    Which one is the dessert your favorite aunt made last year? A tort or torte?  According to Black’s Law Dictionary, a tort is a legal wrong committed on a person or his property. Torte, on the other hand, is…
Rank this Week: 4450

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • May 5

    A Novel Format: Our Executive Pay Conference

    A Novel Format: Our Executive Pay Conference
    We are excited about the upcoming set of our popular conferences – “Proxy Disclosure Conference & Say-on-Pay Workshop” – to be held October 24-25th in Houston and via Live Nationwide Video Webcast. Register now for…
  • May 4

    The JOBS Act Is So Over, Man!

    The JOBS Act Is So Over, Man!
    As noted in this press release, yesterday, the SEC approved amendments to revise the rules related to the thresholds for registration, termination of registration and suspension of reporting under Section 12(g) of the ’34 Act. I love it…
  • May 3

    Trust Indentures: 28-Firm White Paper

    Trust Indentures: 28-Firm White Paper
    This 28-Firm White Paper provides guidance that should facilitate the closing of certain debt restructurings and indenture amendments in the wake of two recent court decisions that interpreted Section 316(b) of the Trust Indenture Act as…
Rank this Week: 126

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

Covers mergers & acquisitions. From editor Broc Romanek, who is also editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net.

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • May 5

    May-June Issue: Deal Lawyers Print Newsletter

    May-June Issue: Deal Lawyers Print Newsletter
    This May-June Issue of the Deal Lawyers print newsletter includes (try a no-risk trial): – Structuring Considerations for Minority Investments – Insurance Due Diligence: Three Practical Tips – Basics: Drafting &…
  • May 4

    How to Involve Compensation Committees in M&A-Related Decision

    How to Involve Compensation Committees in M&A-Related Decision
    Here’s an excerpt from this Willis Towers Watson memo: Most importantly, the compensation committee should be involved in the design and execution of acquisition-related executive compensation programs in order to maximize the…
  • May 3

    A Novel One: Gannett’s “Just Vote No” Campaign = Merger Talks?

    A Novel One: Gannett’s “Just Vote No” Campaign = Merger Talks?
    Is it novel for a wannabe acquiror to put pressure on a target by running a ‘withhold’ campaign? Yes, it’s very unusual. There may have been others, but not that I can think of. The intro from this WSJ article explains the…
Rank this Week: 117

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/
  • May 5

    Has Your Promissory Note Been Outlawed?

    Has Your Promissory Note Been Outlawed?
    The modern understanding of the term “outlaw” is someone who has broken the law and has not been captured and brought to justice.  There is, however, another sense of the term.  A note is said to be…
  • May 4

    Is Forced Speech In Responding To Staff Comment Letters Inaccurate Speech?

    Is Forced Speech In Responding To Staff Comment Letters Inaccurate Speech?
    In 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that all comment letters would request that the issuer include the so-called “Tandy Letter”.  Thus, all staff comment letters include a request for a written statement…
  • May 3

    Simple Majority Voting And The Magna Carta

    Simple Majority Voting And The Magna Carta
    Some activists are continuing to submit stockholder proposals seeking the implementation of “simple majority voting”.  For example,  Morgan Stanley’s 2016 proxy statement includes the following…
Rank this Week: 4463

Western Canada Business Litigation…

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

Covers issues emerging in the legal and business communities. By Lawson Lundell LLP.

http://www.westerncanadabusinesslitigationblog.com/
  • May 4

    “Today just got better”… unless you had a prepaid cellphone card from Bell Mobility

    “Today just got better”… unless you had a prepaid cellphone card from Bell Mobility
    Bell Mobility’s slogan may ring hollow for some Canadians in light of the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision in Sankar v. Bell Mobility Inc., 2016 ONCA 242, which will likely end the $200-million class action involving as many as…
  • Apr 18

    How to Remove a Certificate of Pending Litigation

    How to Remove a Certificate of Pending Litigation
    A certificate of pending litigation (a CPL) is a form of charge that can be registered on title to land where someone commences a legal claim in which they assert an interest in that land. CPLs are intended to protect the claimant’s…
  • Mar 15

    Who says it’s clean enough? Municipality Appeals Ministry Decision to Issue Certificate of Compliance

    Who says it’s clean enough? Municipality Appeals Ministry Decision to Issue Certificate of Compliance
    An appeal due to come before the Environmental Appeal Board (the “Board”) may address questions about the intersection between the provincial Ministry of Environment (the “Ministry”) and municipalities relating to the…
Rank this Week: 2806

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 4

    CEOs and Social Justice Warrior

    CEOs and Social Justice Warrior
    Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal featured a front page article about an apparently increasing number of CEOs of public companies who use their companies’ resources, and wield their companies’ resources as a…
  • Apr 30

    Supreme Court Clarifies Duties of Delaware Director

    Supreme Court Clarifies Duties of Delaware Director
    The Delaware Supreme Court has provided clarity about the duties of directors of Delaware corporations who are appointed by particular stockholders. In OptimisCorp v. Waite, Del. Supr., No. 523, 2015 (2016), Delaware’s high court issued…
  • Apr 18

    Supreme Court Raises Threshold to Sue Non-Delaware Corporations in Delaware

    Supreme Court Raises Threshold to Sue Non-Delaware Corporations in Delaware
     The Delaware Supreme Court decided today, over a dissenting opinion, that a non-Delaware corporation cannot be sued in Delaware, even if it is registered to do business in Delaware, if the basis for the suit against it in Delaware is…
Rank this Week: 2055

Alixe Cormick: Small Cap Lawyer

Alixe Cormick: Small Cap Lawyer

Focuses on Canadian and United States securities law matters of interest to micro and small cap companies.

http://www.alixecormick.com
  • May 4

    Equity Crowdfunding for Your Residential Construction Busine

    Equity Crowdfunding for Your Residential Construction Busine
    By Alixe Cormick Canada currently has four real estate specific crowdfunding portals : Brix RCR, Open Avenue , R2Crowd, and NexusCrowd.  All of them are located in Ontario.  Canadians can expect other new equity and debt…
  • Mar 23

    Equity Crowdfunding Portal Update and Latest Presentation Slide Deck

    Equity Crowdfunding Portal Update and Latest Presentation Slide Deck
    By Alixe Cormick As of today’s date there are seventeen (17) equity crowdfunding portals active in Canada. There are also five (5) marketplace lending platforms aimed at small business. Canadians can expect other new equity and debt…
  • Mar 11

    The Cost of Listing on a Stock Exchange or Obtaining a Quote in North America

    The Cost of Listing on a Stock Exchange or Obtaining a Quote in North America
     By Alixe Cormick It is difficult to find information on the internet about the cost of listing on a stock exchange or obtaining a quote on an over the counter trading market in North America. It is equally difficult to find information…
Rank this Week: 1399

The Venture Alley

The Venture Alley

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

http://www.theventurealley.com
  • May 4

    Seattle Office Real Estate Market Review for Q1 2016

    Seattle Office Real Estate Market Review for Q1 2016
    Compliments of Jason Smith of Kidder Mathews, attached is a Seattle-area office real estate market review for Q1 2016. Here is a short summary: General leasing activity improved significantly outside of the Seattle and Bellevue central…
  • Apr 14

    EUROPEAN GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION ADOPTED – ARE YOU READY?

    EUROPEAN GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION ADOPTED – ARE YOU READY?
    Today, April 14, 2016, the EU Parliament adopted the long awaited General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Regulation will have a considerable impact on all organizations based in the European Union that process personal data, but also…
  • Apr 1

    Commercial use of drones: what is allowed? What is not? FAA, Congress and the states are weighing in

    Commercial use of drones: what is allowed? What is not? FAA, Congress and the states are weighing in
    Article prepared by and republished courtesy of our colleague Matthew Grosack; originally published here: https://www.dlapiper.com/en/us/insights/publications/2016/03/commercial-use-of-drones/. The varying commercial applications of unmanned…
Rank this Week: 3733

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 4

    Missing Mentor-Protege Reauthorization Sinks 8(a) JV’s Bid

    Missing Mentor-Protege Reauthorization Sinks 8(a) JV’s Bid
    An 8(a) joint venture was unable to show that its mentor-protege agreement had been renewed by the SBA for a particular year–and the missing reauthorization caused the joint venture to be ineligible for a small business set-aside…
  • May 3

    8(a) Mentor-Protege JV Didn’t Qualify For SDVOSB Set-Aside, Says SBA OHA

    8(a) Mentor-Protege JV Didn’t Qualify For SDVOSB Set-Aside, Says SBA OHA
    An 8(a) mentor-protege joint venture didn’t qualify for an SDVOSB set-aside because the mentor firm was not a small business. In a recent decision, the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals held that a SDVOSB-specific regulation requires…
  • Apr 29

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: April 25-29, 2016

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: April 25-29, 2016
    As a North Dakota native, I was excited to see a NDSU graduate picked second overall in last night’s NFL draft.  With the draft complete, my focus is back to government contracts news and notes from around the country. In this…
Rank this Week: 3249

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

Covers New Jersey business, labor and employment, estate planning and consumer law. By McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
  • May 4

    The U.S. Supreme Court Holds that the Civil Rights Act Protects Employees from Retaliation for Perceived Association

    The U.S. Supreme Court Holds that the Civil Rights Act Protects Employees from Retaliation for Perceived Association
    The Supreme Court of the United States has recently issued an opinion holding that, even perceived speech or associations (as opposed to just actual speech or associations) are protected by the Civil Rights Act. A police officer, Jeffrey…
  • May 4

    The Rights of Untenured Teachers Under New Jersey Employment Law

    The Rights of Untenured Teachers Under New Jersey Employment Law
    New Jersey’s employment laws governing the rights and responsibilities of New Jersey teachers are found in Title 18A of New Jersey Statutes. The laws are complex, but our employment attorneys have significant experience in representing…
  • May 3

    Bulk Sales Provision

    Bulk Sales Provision
    The Bulk Sales Act was enacted in 2007, expanding upon the prior bulk sales law previously codified in 1995.  This law requires the parties in a transaction to notify the New Jersey Division of Taxation regarding certain transfers of…
Rank this Week: 3485

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
Rank this Week: 1794

CBL Business Law Blog

CBL Business Law Blog

Explores business law issues as they relate to SMEs in the UK and any international business wanting to trade in Britain. By Cousins Business Law.

http://www.business-lawfirm.co.uk/blog/
  • May 4

    What will a Brexit mean for SMEs?

    What will a Brexit mean for SMEs?
    Most voters say they don’t feel they have enough information to make a reasoned decision on whether or not to opt for a Brexit. The only ones who appear certain on the issues are the politicians on both sides who repeat so-called facts,…
  • May 4

    Tips for commercial landowners to avoid noise nuisance claim

    Tips for commercial landowners to avoid noise nuisance claim
    Commercial landowners should always take care to avoid claims for noise nuisance where any activity on their premises is likely to cause nuisance to neighbours. A recent case has highlighted the issues. In 2006 Mr and Mrs Peires bought a 6…
  • Apr 27

    Brexit: how your business contracts might be affected

    Brexit: how your business contracts might be affected
    If the result of the referendum due to take place on 23rd June is that the British people vote to leave the EU, what might be the consequences for your business contracts?    This article is not intended to be an argument in…
Rank this Week: 2661

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Covers government contract issues including contract formation, strategies, bid protests and contract interpretation. By Crowell Moring.

http://www.governmentcontractslegalforum.com/
Rank this Week: 4954

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

Covers North Carolina contract and tort law. By Maginnis Law.

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • May 4

    Enforcing, Drafting, and Reviewing an Employment Contract

    Enforcing, Drafting, and Reviewing an Employment Contract
    The employment law attorneys at Maginnis Law are experienced in all areas of employment contract drafting and review. Whether you are an employee or an employer, having a properly drafted employment contract is one of the most important…
  • Apr 26

    North Carolina Elevator Accident Attorney

    North Carolina Elevator Accident Attorney
    Elevators are supposed to be a safe part of everyday life, and, most of the time, they are safe. Unfortunately, though, some elevator owners and technicians fail to take necessary precaution to keep their elevators safe. Given the very nature…
  • Apr 20

    North Carolina Business Breach of Contract Attorney

    North Carolina Business Breach of Contract Attorney
    When one party to a contract breaches the agreement, the results can be devastating for the other party. The results many times include cash flow problems, inability to meet obligations under other contracts, reputation damage, and difficulty…
Rank this Week: 4943

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/
  • May 4

    Acknowledging the Limitations of the FTC’s “PAE” Study

    Acknowledging the Limitations of the FTC’s “PAE” Study
    [Below is an excellent essay by Devlin Hartline that was first posted at the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property blog last week, and I’m sharing it here.] ACKNOWLEDGING THE LIMITATIONS OF THE FTC’S “PAE”…
  • May 3

    Time to Confront Bias Against Patent Owners in Patent “Reform” Legislation like the VENUE Act

    Time to Confront Bias Against Patent Owners in Patent “Reform” Legislation like the VENUE Act
    Last March, I published an op ed in the the Washington Times on the proposed VENUE Act, a recently introduced bill taken wholesale from a portion of HR 9 (the tendentiously titled “Innovation Act”).  HR 9 has rightly…
  • May 2

    More proposed market interventions to control drug cost

    More proposed market interventions to control drug cost
    Last week, the Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing (CSRxP)—whose membership includes health insurance companies and other health payors, health providers, and consumers—proposed various reforms aimed at addressing the high…
Rank this Week: 2036

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 4

    7 Tips for a Successful Networking Lunch

    7 Tips for a Successful Networking Lunch
    The following is a guest blog post by Anabella Q. Bonfa. Ms. Bonfa is a litigator with Wellman & Warren LLP and has built a reputation for handling business and partnership disputes, theft of trade secrets, and unfair competition. She…
  • May 2

    Settling a Car Accident Case: Drafting Your Demand

    Settling a Car Accident Case: Drafting Your Demand
    You’re representing someone injured in a car accident and you’ve reached the point at which you’re ready to send a demand letter to communicate a settlement offer to the defendant’s insurance carrier. But what should…
  • Apr 29

    Questions to Ask When Deposing an Expert

    Questions to Ask When Deposing an Expert
    The task of deposing the opposition’s expert is simplified immeasurably by keeping in mind the deposition’s fundamental purpose: to discover all of the expert’s opinions and all of the bases for those opinions. Your goal…
Rank this Week: 2314

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • May 4

    Prince – Estate planning

    Prince – Estate planning
    Like many deaths, the death of the legendary pop star Prince came as a shock and surprise for the world.  What shocked estate planning attorneys even more so is the possibility that Prince may have died without a will or an estate plan,…
  • May 4

    Prince – Estate planning

    Prince – Estate planning
    Like many deaths, the death of the legendary pop star Prince came as a shock and surprise for the world.  What shocked estate planning attorneys even more so is the possibility that Prince may have died without a will or an estate plan,…
  • Apr 25

    Foreign Wills: Are they valid in Florida?

    Foreign Wills: Are they valid in Florida?
    Foreign Wills: Will a Florida Court recognize them? The world is becoming a more global community and with that means the United States has seen an increase in the amount of foreign-born individuals living, visiting, and investing in the U.S.…
Rank this Week: 72

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/
  • May 4

    The Successful Turnover: Best Practices for Transition from Developer to Association

    The Successful Turnover: Best Practices for Transition from Developer to Association
    Thank you to everyone who joined me and Lori Van Gorden of Horst Property Management for our real estate development seminar on May 2.  We led an informative discussion about “The Successful Turnover: Best Practices for Transition…
  • Apr 8

    Is there an Attorney Fee that is Too Big to Collect for Violations of Association Rules?

    Is there an Attorney Fee that is Too Big to Collect for Violations of Association Rules?
    In a recent case in the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, a condominium association was awarded attorneys’ fees that were almost 23 times larger than the fine and assessments they were trying to collect.  Because the litigation to…
  • Apr 1

    Congratulations to Christina Hausner

    Congratulations to Christina Hausner
    Congratulations to our partner and colleague, Christina L. Hausner, on being appointed as the solicitor for the County of Lancaster. Chris has practiced with RKG for 34 years.  She joined Craig, Gary, and Jon in 1982, upon completing her…
Rank this Week: 3953

In-house Access

In-house Access

Covers corporate counsel best practices. By the Association of Corporate Counsel.

http://www.inhouseaccess.com/
  • May 4

    Propel Your Career Forward; Make Your Vision a Reality

    Propel Your Career Forward; Make Your Vision a Reality
    Guest blogger: Ilona Korzha is counsel at Sprint Corporation. She is also co-chair of the ACC Career Development Committee. She can be reached at ilona.korzha@sprint.com or ilonakorzha@yahoo.com. The materials contained herein represent the…
  • May 3

    MedPAC Approves Changes To Medicare Parts And Payments For Post-Acute Care

    MedPAC Approves Changes To Medicare Parts And Payments For Post-Acute Care
    Guest blogger: Erich A. Drotleff, JD MPH is director, healthcare legal counsel at Sutherland Healthcare Solutions and membership chair of the ACC Health Law Committee. On April 7, 2016, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC)…
  • May 2

    Looking at Law Firms Operations From Top to Bottom May Provide a Pathway to Better Performance on Diversity

    Looking at Law Firms Operations From Top to Bottom May Provide a Pathway to Better Performance on Diversity
    Guest bloggers: Martin Ervin is the director of operations at Prince Lobel Tye LLP. Mark Roellig is executive vice president and general counsel at MassMutual Financial Group. Companies recognize and publicly acknowledge that in order to…
Rank this Week: 3076

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 2368

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • May 4

    Private Equity Real Estate Top 50 – 2016 Edition of Who is Registered

    Private Equity Real Estate Top 50 – 2016 Edition of Who is Registered
    Private Equity Real Estate has released its ranking of the top 50 real estate private equity fund managers. As I have done in the past, I parsed the list to see which managers are registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as…
  • May 3

    Custody Failure Pinned On the Gatekeeper

    Custody Failure Pinned On the Gatekeeper
    I remember the SFX case because the CCO was charged for compliance failures. Now the auditors of SFX have been been charged for their failures. SFX Financial Advisory Management Enterprises is wholly-owned by Live Nation Entertainment and…
  • Apr 29

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for April 29

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for April 29
    I’m back from vacation and have a big stack of compliance-related stories to read. These are some of them. Why Haven’t Bankers Been Punished? Just Read These Insider SEC Emails by Jesse Eisinger in Pro Publica James Kidney, a…
Rank this Week: 4181

Maryland Business Law Developments

Maryland Business Law Developments

Tracks judicial developments in Maryland business law. By the Business Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association.

http://marylandbusinesslawdevelopments.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    Montgomery County v. Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc. (Cir. Ct. Mont. Cnty.)

    Montgomery County v. Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc. (Cir. Ct. Mont. Cnty.)
    Filed: March 22, 2016Opinion by Michael D. MasonHolding:  Neither tortfeasor is entitled indemnification by the other in a case where they are concurrent or joint tortfeasors and where each tortfeasor owes a separate duty to the same…
  • Mar 15

    Martin v. TWP Enters. Inc. (Ct. of Special Appeals)

    Martin v. TWP Enters. Inc. (Ct. of Special Appeals)
    Filed:  February 24, 2016Opinion by:  Andrea M. LeahyHolding:  A court may consider the purpose of an asset sale and the adequacy of consideration as factors in the analysis of whether the “mere continuation”…
  • Mar 8

    Americold Realty Trust v. Conagra Foods, Inc. (U.S. Supreme Court)

    Americold Realty Trust v. Conagra Foods, Inc. (U.S. Supreme Court)
    Filed March 7, 2016Opinion By: Sonia SotomayorHolding: A real estate investment trust organized under Maryland law is subject to the long-standing rule that an unincorporated entity possesses the citizenship of all its members, which…
Rank this Week: 125

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 4

    DOL Revises The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Poster

    DOL Revises The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Poster
    by Joshua A. Diveley The Department of Labor (DOL) revised The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) poster which certain employers must display at employment locations. The revisions were released in late April, 2016. The poster was revised to…
  • May 2

    New Nebraska Tax Credit for Volunteer Emergency Responder

    New Nebraska Tax Credit for Volunteer Emergency Responder
    In an effort to aid in the recruiting and retention of volunteer emergency responders, volunteer firefighters, and volunteer rescue squad members, Nebraska passed LB 886, known as the Volunteer Emergency Responders Incentive Act. By enacting…
  • Apr 28

    Nebraska Bill Recognizing Fantasy Sports Fails to Pa

    Nebraska Bill Recognizing Fantasy Sports Fails to Pa
    by M. Tom Langan, II A bill seeking to recognize fantasy sports as a game of knowledge and skill (and not illegal gambling) failed to pass through the Nebraska Legislature.  In addition to permitting fantasy contests for cash prizes,…
Rank this Week: 187

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
Rank this Week: 1835