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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

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/
  • Mar 30

    GAO: 28-Day Proposal Period Was Reasonable

    GAO: 28-Day Proposal Period Was Reasonable
    A 28-day period was sufficient time for offerors to prepare proposals in response to a solicitation for janitorial and mechanical services. In a recent decision, the GAO held that, under the circumstances of the procurement, it was…
  • Mar 27

    Introducing Koprince Law LLC

    Introducing Koprince Law LLC
    If you are a regular SmallGovCon reader, you might notice a few small changes on our blog–those dealing with our contact information.  I am pleased to announce the formation of Koprince Law LLC, which officially opens its doors for…
  • Mar 24

    SBA OHA: Providing Specifications & Funding Is Not “Manufacturing”

    SBA OHA: Providing Specifications & Funding Is Not “Manufacturing”
    A business was not engaged in “manufacturing” within the meaning of the SBA’s regulations where the firm provided another entity with specifications and financing, and the second entity produced the end item being acquired…
Rank this Week: 3451

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/
  • Mar 30

    SUPER BOWL TICKET FRAUD?

    SUPER BOWL TICKET FRAUD?
    Every football fan dreams of watching his or her favorite team play in the Super Bowl. Attending that Super Bowl is an even bigger dream. As a Detroit Lions fan, I am not holding out much hope that I will ever have my dream fulfilled.…
  • Mar 27

    SCOTUS’ Tale of Two Trademarks: How a Happy Ending to IP Litigation Often Depends on Early Strategy Before USPTO

    SCOTUS’ Tale of Two Trademarks: How a Happy Ending to IP Litigation Often Depends on Early Strategy Before USPTO
    On March 24, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two decisions: Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers Dist. Council Constr. Industry Pension Fund, No. 13-435and, less the media darling, B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc., No. 13-352.…
  • Mar 24

    Reviewing the Rules of the Road following Uber’s 2015 Data Breach Response

    Reviewing the Rules of the Road following Uber’s 2015 Data Breach Response
    When I was sixteen, the rule was that I could not drive a car until I knew how to change a tire. My dad always reminded me that it is dangerous just to drive, but not knowing how you plan to fix a flat could cause you a lot of unnecessary…
Rank this Week: 2916

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
  • Mar 30

    SUPER BOWL TICKET FRAUD?

    SUPER BOWL TICKET FRAUD?
    Every football fan dreams of watching his or her favorite team play in the Super Bowl. Attending that Super Bowl is an even bigger dream. As a Detroit Lions fan, I am not holding out much hope that I will ever have my dream fulfilled.…
  • Mar 27

    SCOTUS’ Tale of Two Trademarks: How a Happy Ending to IP Litigation Often Depends on Early Strategy Before USPTO

    SCOTUS’ Tale of Two Trademarks: How a Happy Ending to IP Litigation Often Depends on Early Strategy Before USPTO
    On March 24, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two decisions: Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers Dist. Council Constr. Industry Pension Fund, No. 13-435and, less the media darling, B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc., No. 13-352.…
  • Mar 24

    Reviewing the Rules of the Road following Uber’s 2015 Data Breach Response

    Reviewing the Rules of the Road following Uber’s 2015 Data Breach Response
    When I was sixteen, the rule was that I could not drive a car until I knew how to change a tire. My dad always reminded me that it is dangerous just to drive, but not knowing how you plan to fix a flat could cause you a lot of unnecessary…
Rank this Week: 2117

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
  • Mar 30

    Post-Dispute Adoption of Arbitration Bylaw Fail

    Post-Dispute Adoption of Arbitration Bylaw Fail
    The following is a guest blog post by Richard G. Burt. Mr. Burt provides legal services to new and established businesses, including forming business entities, negotiating and drafting agreements, and advising clients on business law issues.…
  • Mar 25

    To Tweet or Not to Tweet?

    To Tweet or Not to Tweet?
    As more attorneys are dipping their toes into the social media waters to network through LinkedIn and reach potential clients through Facebook, many are wondering whether they should also be using Twitter. There are definitely benefits…
  • Mar 23

    Profile in Practice: Agnieszka Adam

    Profile in Practice: Agnieszka Adam
    As part of CEB’s commitment to bringing together California’s legal community, here’s a short interview with one of your fellow attorneys, Agnieszka Adams: CEB: What is your practice area and how did you choose it?…
Rank this Week: 1898

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

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

http://www.delawarebusinesslitigation.com/
  • Mar 30

    Court Of Chancery Issues Mother Of All In Pari Delicto Decision

    Court Of Chancery Issues Mother Of All In Pari Delicto Decision
    The Honorable Karen Weldin Stewart v. Wilmington Trust SP Services, Inc., C.A. 9306-VCP (March 26, 2015) This and the AIG decisions are the leading decisions on when the in pari delicto defense works. The Court carefully summarizes the 3…
  • Mar 23

    Supreme Court Explains Again The Limits Of The Fair Dealing Covenant

    Supreme Court Explains Again The Limits Of The Fair Dealing Covenant
    Nationwide Emerging Managers LLC v. Northpointe Holdings LLC, No. 441, 2014 (March 18,2015) This is yet another Supreme Court decision marking the bounds of the covenant  of good faith and fair dealing. The covenant is not to be used to…
  • Mar 19

    CorpCast Episode 2: Advancement 101

    CorpCast Episode 2: Advancement 101
    We’re back with the second episode of CorpCast, Morris James LLP’s podcast discussing Delaware corporate and commercial law and practice.  In “Advancement 101,” we discuss the fundamentals of advancement actions…
Rank this Week: 1876

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: 3793

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
  • Mar 30

    Preparing for the Regulatory Challenges of the 21st Century

    Preparing for the Regulatory Challenges of the 21st Century
    Editor's Note: Luis A. Aguilar is a Commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This post is based on Commissioner Aguilar’s recent remarks at the Georgia Law Review’s Annual Symposium, Financial Regulation:…
  • Mar 30

    The Governance Effect of the Media’s News Dissemination Role

    The Governance Effect of the Media’s News Dissemination Role
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Lili Dai of the College of Business and Economics at Australian National University; Jerry Parwada and Bohui Zhang, both of the Finance Area at UNSW Australia. That the media plays a role…
  • Mar 29

    Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association

    Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, and is based on a Sullivan & Cromwell publication by Brent J. McIntosh, Theodore O. Rogers, and Jeffrey B. Wall; the complete publication, including…
Rank this Week: 791

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Mar 30

    Are Harder Fights for Trademark Registrations Ahead?

    Are Harder Fights for Trademark Registrations Ahead?
    A recent decision of the Supreme Court creates broader effect for decisions of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”), suggesting that parties may expend greater effort and expense in opposition and cancellation actions…
  • Mar 26

    We Have Videotaped Proof! Can We Discharge Him Now?

    We Have Videotaped Proof! Can We Discharge Him Now?
    How much proof is enough to avoid liability/litigation? This question haunts many employers who may be frustrated by employees skipping work or abusing leaves of absence. In a recent case, an employer had a videotape of an employee tending to…
  • Mar 17

    Constitutional Limitations on State and Local Taxation

    Constitutional Limitations on State and Local Taxation
    Many attorneys will never come across a constitutional law issue in their entire career practicing law. Indeed, many attorneys may have actively avoided any involvement with constitutional law since studying for the bar exam. However, for…
Rank this Week: 1217

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Mar 30

    A New Exception to the Custody Rule

    A New Exception to the Custody Rule
    The Custody Rule can be difficult for private equity and real estate fund managers to navigate. When I see some regulatory relief or clarification I hope for the best. 16th Amendment Advisors received relief for one of its funds based its…
  • Mar 28

    Weekend Reading: Argo

    Weekend Reading: Argo
    In 1979, Iranian militants stormed the American embassy in Tehran and captured dozens of American, holding them hostage for 444 days. Six Americans escaped and hid in the home of the Canadian ambassador. A top-level CIA officer named Antonio…
  • Mar 27

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for March 27

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for March 27
    March Madness! SEC Loses an AP for First Time Since FY 2013 by Bruce Carton in Compliance Week In FY 2014, however, the SEC maintained 100% perfection in its administrative proceedings. The agency reportedly prevailed in every single one of…
Rank this Week: 4322

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
  • Mar 30

    Infringement v. Homage: Pharrell Williams, et al. v. Bridgeport Music Inc., et. al.

    Infringement v. Homage: Pharrell Williams, et al. v. Bridgeport Music Inc., et. al.
    By: Callie L. Pioli The music industry did not get far into 2015 before delivering a blockbuster copyright case. Pharrell Williams’ and Robin Thicke’s 2013 hit Blurred Lines was in fact only 50% their hit, according to a jury…
  • Mar 27

    Patients as Customers: Primary Care Practice Taking a Starbucks Approach

    Patients as Customers: Primary Care Practice Taking a Starbucks Approach
    MBBP client Iora Health has announced an innovative plan to keep you out of the hospital and still make money. There’s no shortage of personal stories stating the classic case of healthcare complications and costs standing in the way of…
  • Mar 26

    Federal and Massachusetts Law Require Employers to Pay Overtime Wage

    Federal and Massachusetts Law Require Employers to Pay Overtime Wage
    Massachusetts and Federal law requires that employers pay overtime to non-exempt employee’s that work more than 40 hours a week. Which means employers can be liable for overtime even if the hours were not authorized. To minimize the…
Rank this Week: 4129

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Mar 30

    Board Composition: Insights From Investor

    Board Composition: Insights From Investor
    With board composition and renewal under increasing scrutiny, this recent EY report summarizing views of institutional investors, investor associations and advisors about board composition and board composition disclosure is instructive.…
  • Mar 27

    Proxy Statements: Pru Includes Lead Director Video

    Proxy Statements: Pru Includes Lead Director Video
    Last year, I blogged about how to file video on EDGAR – and predicted that the use of video in SEC filings would explode over the next decade as a disclosure tool. More recently, I blogged that I thought we would see more video during…
  • Mar 26

    SEC Adopts Reg A+

    SEC Adopts Reg A+
    Yesterday, the SEC adopted rules and forms under Section 3(b) of the Securities Act – known as “Reg A+” – as required by Section 401 of the JOBS Act. The 453-page adopting release was posted last night (so no law firm…
Rank this Week: 215

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Mar 30

    Intel, Leveraging Rebates and the Goals of Article 102 TFEU

    Intel, Leveraging Rebates and the Goals of Article 102 TFEU
    Nicolas Petit, University of Liege - School of Law describes Intel, Leveraging Rebates and the Goals of Article 102 TFEU. ABSTRACT: This paper reviews the 2014 Intel judgment of the General Court of the EU in relation to exclusivity…
  • Mar 30

    Leniency and Damage

    Leniency and Damage
    Paolo Buccirossi, Laboratory of Economics, Antitrust, Regulation (LEAR), Catarina Moura Pinto Marvao, Stockholm School of Economics - Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE); Trinity College Dublin, and Giancarlo Spagnolo,…
  • Mar 27

    15th ANNUAL LOYOLA ANTITRUST COLLOQUIUM April 24, 2015

    15th ANNUAL LOYOLA ANTITRUST COLLOQUIUM April 24, 2015
    In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies, we are making the April 24, 2015 annual Loyola Antitrust Colloquium open to the public on a space available basis. The colloquium is free and Illinois CLE...
Rank this Week: 171

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Mar 30

    AG: Former bar president charged with UPL – lacked license and never attended law school

    AG: Former bar president charged with UPL – lacked license and never attended law school
    A former partner at a Pennsylvania law firm who served at one point as president of her county bar association not only lacked a law… The post AG: Former bar president charged with UPL – lacked license and never attended law…
  • Mar 27

    Is the Legal Market for Talent Brightening?

    Is the Legal Market for Talent Brightening?
    “The job market for newly minted associates is showing signs of improvement,” according to a telephone survey of 350 attorneys which was recently published by Robert Half Legal. Thirty-two percent of attorneys interviewed said…
  • Mar 26

    .SUCKS TLD Creates Dilemma for Trademark Owner

    .SUCKS TLD Creates Dilemma for Trademark Owner
    Well, as two Foley & Lardner attorneys point out, this might, in fact, suck: “March 30, 2015, is the opening day of the “sunrise” period for registration of domain names in the .SUCKS top-level domain (TLD)… the…
Rank this Week: 134

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Mar 30

    Paris Arts Review

    Paris Arts Review
    The D&O Diary rounded out its European visit last week with a quick weekend visit to Paris. In addition to rendezvous with friends and family, the stopover included several long walks, two encounters with the Parisian contemporary art…
  • Mar 27

    Notes from the London Underground

    Notes from the London Underground
    The D&O Diary was in London this week for meetings and a couple of industry events. Though my schedule on this visit was full, I did have a little time between meetings for a bit of touristing. I have been to London many times…
  • Mar 25

    Guest Post: Is Employee Awareness and Training the Holy Grail of Cybersecurity?

    Guest Post: Is Employee Awareness and Training the Holy Grail of Cybersecurity?
    In the current environment, most organizations are aware of the potential threats to their firms from a breach of their data systems and networks. Among the ways companies can protect themselves from these types of threats is through improved…
Rank this Week: 616

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Mar 30

    Could Your Online Job Application Lead to an FCRA Violation?

    Could Your Online Job Application Lead to an FCRA Violation?
    In the digital age, it makes sense to post job openings and allow prospective employees to complete a online job application. After all, most job searches are conducted on the Internet. However, many companies are learning that online job…
  • Mar 27

    Acquisition Frenzy Continue in Pharmaceutical Industry

    Acquisition Frenzy Continue in Pharmaceutical Industry
    Earlier this month, AbbVie, Inc. paid $21 billion to acquire Pharmacyclics, Inc., a cancer drug company with only one medication on the market. The deal highlights the acquisition frenzy that continues to dominate the pharmaceutical industry.…
  • Mar 26

    Even Company Officers Can Blow the Whistle on Securities Fraud

    Even Company Officers Can Blow the Whistle on Securities Fraud
    Highlighting that anyone can become a whistleblower on securities fraud under the right circumstances, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced that it plans to award between $475,000 and $575,000 to a former company…
Rank this Week: 3786

New York Business Divorce

New York Business Divorce

Covers dissolution and other disputes among New York corporations, LLCs and partnerships. By Peter A. Mahler.

http://www.nybusinessdivorce.com/
  • Mar 30

    Chris Mercer on Unlocking Private Company Wealth

    Chris Mercer on Unlocking Private Company Wealth
    Renowned business appraiser Chris Mercer has written a book called Unlocking Private Company Wealth that's must reading for business owners and their advisors who should be concerned about wealth management and ownership transition for the…
  • Mar 23

    Court Denies Mandatory Injunctive Relief in Battle for Control of Family Busine

    Court Denies Mandatory Injunctive Relief in Battle for Control of Family Busine
    The intensely personal dynamic of a family business divorce can lead to a multitude of applications to the court for interim relief in an effort to gain the higher ground financially and psychologically. This week's New York Business Divorce…
  • Mar 16

    Not Your Father’s Derivative Action

    Not Your Father’s Derivative Action
    This week's New York Business Divorce travels upstate, to Buffalo, where a most interesting dispute between 50/50 members of a realty company has played out in litigation before Justice Timothy Walker, focusing on the rights of the…
Rank this Week: 949

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 30

    Corporate Benevolence: Companies May Accept Gifts, and Tax Free

    Corporate Benevolence: Companies May Accept Gifts, and Tax Free
    [The following post is contributed by Vinod Kothari of Vinod Kothari & Co. The author can be contacted at vinod@vinodkothari.com.]When it comes the law imposing a requirement of spending on corporate social responsibility (CSR), which is…
  • Mar 29

    SEBI Guidelines for International Finance Centre

    SEBI Guidelines for International Finance Centre
    [The following post is contributed by Yogesh Chande, who is an Associate Partner with Economic Laws Practice, Advocates & Solicitors. Views of the author are personal.]The report (2007) of the High Powered Expert Committee (HPEC) on…
  • Mar 25

    SEBI Amends Delisting, Takeovers and Buyback Regulation

    SEBI Amends Delisting, Takeovers and Buyback Regulation
    [The following post is contributed by Yogesh Chande, who is an Associate Partner with Economic Laws Practice, Advocates & Solicitors. Views of the author are personal.SEBI has with effect from 24 March 2015 amended the following…
Rank this Week: 779

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/
  • Mar 30

    District Court Refuses To Halt SEC Administrative Proceeding

    District Court Refuses To Halt SEC Administrative Proceeding
    While serving as General Counsel to California’s Business, Transportation & Housing Agency, I was from time to time asked to respond to ersatz summons and other documents issued by “Our One Supreme Court”. …
  • Mar 27

    Covenants Not To Compete – By The Number

    Covenants Not To Compete – By The Number
    In a recently published article, three professors undertook an empirical analysis of noncompetition and other restrictive postemployment covenants in public company Chief Executive Officer contracts.  Norman D. Bishara, Kenneth J.…
  • Mar 26

    Did The Judge’s Ruling Truly Decimate The Defendant’s Contention?

    Did The Judge’s Ruling Truly Decimate The Defendant’s Contention?
    Yesterday’s post concerned Justice M. Kathleen Butz’ recent holding in Yee v. Am. Nat’l Ins. Co., 2015 Cal. App. LEXIS 257 (Cal. Ct. App. 2015).  The case involved the California Controller’s attempt to examine…
Rank this Week: 408

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 211

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/
  • Mar 29

    Investment Committee Teamwork

    Investment Committee Teamwork
    Watching the Rockettes dancing in sync to foot-stomping music this weekend was a good reminder that team work requires attention and commitment. My guess is that these ladies can't miss a step and expect to stay employed for too long. It's…
  • Mar 25

    Pension Risk Governance Blog Still Going Strong After Nine Year

    Pension Risk Governance Blog Still Going Strong After Nine Year
    Nine years today marked the debut of www.pensionriskmatters.com. Since then, I am proud to say that traffic has steadily grown, with continued feedback and suggestions about all sorts of topics. I am deeply grateful to visitors to this…
  • Mar 17

    Not Everyone Gets a Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow

    Not Everyone Gets a Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow
    On March 17, the Irish and "Irish-at-heart" happily celebrate St. Patrick's Day, wear the green and look forward to a productive twelve months, after which the festivities can begin anew. Yet March 17 this year brought gloomy headlines for…
Rank this Week: 544

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: 365

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Mar 29

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 3: What Counts as a Well?

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 3: What Counts as a Well?
    Short-payment of royalties Today we come to number three in Blawgletter's seven-part series on The Hottest Oil & Gas Claims for 2015, a paper that we presented at the 66th Annual Oil & Gas Conference in Houston. The third topic...
  • Mar 25

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 2: New Drilling Technology

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 2: New Drilling Technology
    Breach of covenant to administer lease -- must the operator use the latest drilling and completion technology? Today Blawgletter continues our seven-part series from the 66th Annual Oil & Gas Law Conference in Houston with part 2. We turn…
  • Mar 24

    Flimsy Opinions and Securities Fraud

    Flimsy Opinions and Securities Fraud
    False opinions Giving a knowingly false opinion about a public company can expose the company and its insiders to liability for securities fraud under federal law. But what about an opinion that they truly believe but for which they have...
Rank this Week: 466

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/
  • Mar 29

    Claims By Receiver for Corporation Proceed Against Director

    Claims By Receiver for Corporation Proceed Against Director
    Stewart v. Wilmington Trust SP Services, Inc., et al., C.A. No. 9306-VCP (Del. Ch. Mar. 26, 2015). This opinion from the Delaware Court of Chancery should be required reading for anyone who wants to know the latest iteration of Delaware…
  • Mar 28

    Large Defamation Damage Award Upheld Against Hewlett-Packard

    Large Defamation Damage Award Upheld Against Hewlett-Packard
    The opinion in Professional Investigating & Consulting Agency, Inc. v. Hewlett-Packard Co., C.A. No. N12C-06-196 MMJ CCLD (Del. Super. Mar. 23, 2015), applies the Delaware law of defamation in the context of a claim by one business vendor…
  • Mar 22

    Delaware Supreme Court’s Latest Iteration of Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing

    Delaware Supreme Court’s Latest Iteration of Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing
    Nationwide Emerging Managers, LLC v. Northpointe Holdings, LLC, No. 441, 2014 (Del. Supr., Mar. 18, 2015). This Delaware Supreme Court opinion is notable for at least the following reasons: (i) it provides the latest iteration of Delaware law…
Rank this Week: 474

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 106

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Mar 29

    What You Need From Your Mapping Software - Operation

    What You Need From Your Mapping Software - Operation
    Microsoft has discontinued MapPoint starting this year, which was used as a territory mapping software. This left many users with an option to replace it. However, the big question here is, what exactly does a business, like a franchise,...
  • Mar 29

    How To Nurture Franchising Leads & Convert More Sales - Marketing

    How To Nurture Franchising Leads & Convert More Sales - Marketing
    Contrary to popular thinking, content is not king and cold calling is not dead. Some marketers have begun to think if they do a great job at B2B social media, then qualified prospects will rain in. Grizzled sales veterans...
  • Mar 27

    What Professional Actors Know that Can Help Your Business - Operation

    What Professional Actors Know that Can Help Your Business - Operation
    For years I have been working with companies to upgrade, tweak and help with scripts their sales and/or customer service reps. Fast forward. Now we're trying to get our clients who ask for help with a script to consider...
Rank this Week: 5014

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/
  • Mar 29

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Mar. 29, 2015)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Mar. 29, 2015)
    "paucity of ... instruction ... on broad conceptions of the purpose of the corporation has important ramifications" http://t.co/VKUyRUSf8D— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) March 22, 2015 ICYMI: "S&P 500...companies referencing GRI…
  • Mar 28

    Omnicare – It’s Still About Civil Procedure

    Omnicare – It’s Still About Civil Procedure
    On Tuesday, the Supreme Court finally issued its decision in Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund (.pdf), concerning the definition of “opinion falsity” in the context of a lawsuit under Section…
  • Mar 27

    Commissioner Dan Gallagher on Twitter

    Commissioner Dan Gallagher on Twitter
    Plenty of valuable information was shared today at Vanderbilt's 17th annual law & business conference, including remarks from Elisse Walter (former-SEC Chairman), Jim Cox (Duke), Bob Thompson (Georgetown), Amanda Rose (Vanderbilt), and…
Rank this Week: 104

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

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

    Delaware's proposed ban on fee shifting bylaws and its application to federal securities litigation

    Delaware's proposed ban on fee shifting bylaws and its application to federal securities litigation
    John Coffee highlights an important wrinkle in the legislation proposed by the Delaware state bar to ban fee shifting bylaws and charter provisions: Fee-shifting bylaws and charter provisions are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Mar 29

    Badawi on "Influence Costs and the Scope of Board Authority"

    Badawi on "Influence Costs and the Scope of Board Authority"
    Adam Badawi has a really interesting new paper out, which I recommend highly: Here's the abstract: Economists have long attributed the existence of firms to their ability to exercise authority... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Mar 28

    How I spent my spring break

    How I spent my spring break
    The recent posting hiatus resulted from my taking UCLAW's spring break to get out of town for a while. Helen, the dogs, and I took our RV up to Redding, California, visiting Coyote Valley (outside... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 107

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/
  • Mar 29

    The Public Policy Doctrine Is An Unlikely Solution To Addressing Racism In Greek Organization

    The Public Policy Doctrine Is An Unlikely Solution To Addressing Racism In Greek Organization
    Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s problems seem to be getting bigger by the second. Most recently, an investigation into the events has discovered that the racist chant the chapter at the University of Oklahoma was caught singing was allegedly taught…
  • Mar 29

    Questions On The Blue Shield Of California Decision

    Questions On The Blue Shield Of California Decision
    According to an article in The LA Times, Blue Shield of California, the state’s third-largest health insurer, lost its state tax-exempt status—a benefit it has enjoyed since 1939. According to the article, Blue Shield California has…
  • Mar 29

    South Carolina Tax Authorities Investigate Private School Choice Group

    South Carolina Tax Authorities Investigate Private School Choice Group
    South Carolina tax officials are in the process of investigating a sate nonprofit, Palmetto Kids. Palmetto Kids’ mission includes raising money to help families of children with disabilities pay for private school by awarding tuition grants…
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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
  • Mar 29

    Importer Pasternak Answers and Counterclaims Against Vignerons de la Méditerranée

    Importer Pasternak Answers and Counterclaims Against Vignerons de la Méditerranée
    In January, On Reserve reported that Vignerons de la Méditerranée (“VM”) filed a complaint in the Supreme Court of the State of New York County of Westchester against Harrison-based importer Pasternak Wine…
  • Mar 16

    Are AUREA and FINCA AUREA Confusingly Similar for Wine?

    Are AUREA and FINCA AUREA Confusingly Similar for Wine?
    Applicant Roberto Oreste Antonio Busnelli sought to register the mark FINCA AUREA on the Principal Register in standard characters, with FINCA disclaimed in International Class Type 33.  See In re Roberto Oreste Antonio Busnelli,…
  • Mar 16

    A Sight To See: Somerston Estate in Napa Valley

    A Sight To See: Somerston Estate in Napa Valley
    Last week I had the long overdue pleasure of spending some time in Napa Valley.  It was a short trip but a special one.  And well-timed too, with much of the North East covered in snow and slush. Special thanks to Somerston…
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bevlog

bevlog

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

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog
  • Mar 28

    28 Proof and Not Beer, Wine or Spirit

    28 Proof and Not Beer, Wine or Spirit
      It looks like moonshine. But it’s not spirits. It’s not even beer or wine, and yet it is 28 proof. I stumbled on Great America “Carolina Clear” at a gas station in Bardstown, Kentucky, of all places. It was just…
  • Mar 19

    Tito Case Moves Forward, Not in Tito’s Favor

    Tito Case Moves Forward, Not in Tito’s Favor
    Tito had another bad yesterday, this time in federal court in San Diego. This further makes it obvious that the world of labeling has changed markedly since the Supreme Court’s Pom decision of June 12, 2014. On March 18, 2015, Judge…
  • Mar 10

    Palcohol is Back

    Palcohol is Back
    Palcohol is back. After approval from out of nowhere about a year ago, and revocation of the same approvals a few days later, it is back. I have it on good authority that TTB has ironed out the kinks and approved the labels this week. Sen.…
Rank this Week: 1435

Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

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

http://www.deathcarelaw.com/
  • Mar 28

    Criminal Intent: Use of the Wrong Deposit Book

    Criminal Intent: Use of the Wrong Deposit Book
    An Oklahoma funeral director faces serious prison time over the deposit of preneed funds to his business operating account.  The Oklahoma Department of Insurance decided to go to a local prosecutor when a Department audit found the…
  • Mar 21

    NPS’ Legacy of Damages: No One Knows How Deep the Waters Were

    NPS’ Legacy of Damages: No One Knows How Deep the Waters Were
    When NPS first collapsed, the estimate of the company’s liabilities to funeral homes was reported to have been as much as a billion dollars.  When the SDR finally brought the case to trial, the damages awarded by the jury were less…
  • Mar 15

    NPS Trustees: Standard of Care for Investment

    NPS Trustees: Standard of Care for Investment
    Now that a judgment has been rendered against Allegiant Bank, the NPS litigation will move on to the appeal stage where the focus will be on R.S.Mo. Section 436.031.  The NPS trustees universally argued that this provision of the…
Rank this Week: 1573

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
  • Mar 27

    Raging Bitch Lawsuit: Liquor Control Commissioners “In Heat” Over Flying Dog Label Rejection

    Raging Bitch Lawsuit: Liquor Control Commissioners “In Heat” Over Flying Dog Label Rejection
    Does the First Amendment extend to your brewery’s beer labels? You bet. Congratulations goes to Maryland’s Flying Dog Brewery for a big win this month. Unlike the brewery trademark disputes we’re used to seeing hit…
  • Mar 3

    Avoiding a Brewery Trademark Dispute: Here’s How.

    Avoiding a Brewery Trademark Dispute: Here’s How.
    The latest brewery trademark dispute has the same notes, just a different rhythm. This time the matter involves Austin, Texas-based brewery Oasis and the much larger New Belgium. I spoke with Ronnie Crocker at the Houston Chronicle, who wrote…
  • Feb 18

    The 2015 Beer Tax Bills: Insight and Coverage

    The 2015 Beer Tax Bills: Insight and Coverage
    I want to point you to excellent reporting by Chris Drosner (aka the Beer Baron) over at the Wisconsin State Journal on the potential impact of the two competing beer tax bills. Check out his article here. We covered the Beer…
Rank this Week: 4986

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 27

    Non-Dischargeability of Intentional Fraudulent Transfer

    Non-Dischargeability of Intentional Fraudulent Transfer
    When an fraudulent transfer occurs before a debtor files for protection under the United States Bankruptcy Code, creditors must promptly protect their rights to ensure that the bankruptcy does not discharge the debtor's liability for their…
  • Feb 25

    PROCEED CAREFULLY WITH MALICIOUS PROSECUTION ACTIONS ARISING OUT OF FAMILY LAW COURT MATTERS

    PROCEED CAREFULLY WITH MALICIOUS PROSECUTION ACTIONS ARISING OUT OF FAMILY LAW COURT MATTERS
    As a general rule, California malicious prosecution actions are dicey propositions insofar as they always subject the plaintiff to a potential Anti-SLAPP motion from the defendant pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure section…
  • Feb 19

    Proper Venue to File California Lawsuit

    Proper Venue to File California Lawsuit
    Some seem to think that a creditor plaintiff always has to sue to collect a debt in the debtor defendant’s county of domicile.  While the latter’s county is proper venue, it may not be the only proper venue.  There may…
Rank this Week: 3146

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

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

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Mar 27

    May a Minor Form an LLC?

    May a Minor Form an LLC?
    This post – asking “May a minor form an LLC?” – is a companion to May a Minor Form a Corporation? I have been wanting to write this post for more than two years, ever  since writing the corporation post referenced…
  • Mar 20

    Fraudulent Takedown Notice Leads to $25,000 Judgment

    Fraudulent Takedown Notice Leads to $25,000 Judgment
    Earlier this month, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ordered the author of a fraudulent takedown notice under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to pay more than $25,000. U.K. Student Journalist Oliver Hotham…
  • Feb 20

    Why do legal documents use Shall rather than Will?

    Why do legal documents use Shall rather than Will?
    This post, about why many legal documents use Shall rather than Will, is based on a Quora answer that I wrote. See Why was “should” substituted for “would” in the 1800s? For example, why did people say, “I should…
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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/
  • Mar 27

    And so it ends…The Final Chapter of the Long-Gun Registry in Canada a.k.a The Limit of Cooperative Federalism

    And so it ends…The Final Chapter of the Long-Gun Registry in Canada a.k.a The Limit of Cooperative Federalism
    Today, the Supreme Court of Canada, in a judgment that revealed a deep divide between Justices from Quebec and those from the rest of Canada, wrote the final chapter in the long-gun registry saga. In a 5 to 4 decision, with all 3 Quebec…
  • Mar 12

    Ontario Court Issues Precedent-Setting Decision on Cyber-Libel

    Ontario Court Issues Precedent-Setting Decision on Cyber-Libel
    In a recent precedent-setting case, the Ontario trial court considered the boundaries of what is acceptable speech in the internet blogosphere. The case is one of first impression in Canada. As the court observed: “Political debate in…
  • Mar 2

    Apples, Patents and Trolls, Oh My!

    Apples, Patents and Trolls, Oh My!
    EAST TEXAS – On February 25, 2015, Apple Inc. was found liable for patent infringement on three patents owned by Smartflash LLC and ordered, by an East Texas jury, to pay Smartflash LLC the princely sum of $532.9 million dollars in…
Rank this Week: 2976

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/
  • Mar 27

    New Seattle Minimum Wage Law Goes Into Effect April 1

    New Seattle Minimum Wage Law Goes Into Effect April 1
    Last time we wrote about the new Seattle minimum wage ordinance, we discussed how the International Franchise Association (IFA) filed a federal lawsuit claiming that the ordinance unfairly discriminates against franchisees. The IFA was asking…
  • Mar 23

    When is a loan subject to securities regulations?

    When is a loan subject to securities regulations?
    Background What is a security? Securities are contracts for an interest in a company, sometimes called an “investment contract.” A typical example of a security transaction is the sale of company stock in exchange for cash. The…
  • Mar 18

    Why You Should Consider a Social Purpose Corporation When Choosing Your Business Entity Type

    Why You Should Consider a Social Purpose Corporation When Choosing Your Business Entity Type
    Prior to the emergence of the Washington social purpose corporation (“SPC”) and similar corporate forms in other states, entrepreneurs who wanted to build for-profit companies with specific social values faced a dilemma. They…
Rank this Week: 2910

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: 5011

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/
  • Mar 27

    FMLA Same-Sex Spouse Rule On Hold

    FMLA Same-Sex Spouse Rule On Hold
    By Joanna Vilos A federal judge in Texas has temporarily put on hold the new rule expanding the definition of “spouse” under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Set to go into effect today, the final rule changes recognition of…
  • Mar 26

    Supreme Court: Pregnant Worker With Lifting Restrictions May Continue Lawsuit

    Supreme Court: Pregnant Worker With Lifting Restrictions May Continue Lawsuit
    By Jude Biggs In a divided decision, on March 25, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court released a long-awaited ruling involving a pregnant worker’s claim under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). In its ruling, the Court held that the worker…
  • Mar 23

    FMLA and FLSA Lawsuits Are Increasing

    FMLA and FLSA Lawsuits Are Increasing
    By Mark Wiletsky The U.S. federal courts saw a whopping 26.3 percent increase in the number of Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) lawsuits filed last year over the prior fiscal year, according to statistics recently released by the…
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43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    A legitimate affiliation confusion claim?

    A legitimate affiliation confusion claim?
    Grubbs v. Sheakley Group, Inc., 2015 WL 1321126, No. 1:13cv246 (S.D. Ohio Mar. 18, 2015)  The court adopted the magistrate judge’s recommendations in this case, dismissing Lanham Act claims (and RICO claims) and declining to retain…
  • Mar 26

    Fair use quote of the day

    Fair use quote of the day
    Rigsby v. Erie Ins. Co., No. 14-cv-905 (W.D. Wis. Mar. 16, 2015): “It is difficult to imagine how it could not be fair use for an insurer to copy or distribute a photograph for the purpose of evaluating an insured’s…
  • Mar 26

    The cartoonist has no idea how fair use work

    The cartoonist has no idea how fair use work
    Story here.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
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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/
  • Mar 27

    Twitter Defends Newest Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

    Twitter Defends Newest Gender Discrimination Lawsuit
    Allegations of gender discrimination in Silicon Valley are nothing new. High profile lawsuits have already been filed against several tech companies. Now a former Twitter employee has filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against her former…
  • Mar 13

    David Copperfield Prepares to Settle Wage Dispute

    David Copperfield Prepares to Settle Wage Dispute
    Illusionist David Copperfield is poised to settle a wage dispute with employees. For the last several years, Copperfield has performed a magic show at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. The Las Vegas show is a major tourist attraction and…
  • Feb 27

    37 California School Districts Agree to Settle Lawsuit Regarding Elementary School Physical Education Requirement

    37 California School Districts Agree to Settle Lawsuit Regarding Elementary School Physical Education Requirement
    In a post in August, 2014 (HERE), the California Business Litigation blog wrote about a lawsuit filed by Cal200. That suit alleged that many school districts in California were failing to meet the elementary school standard for PE of 200…
Rank this Week: 1179

The Virtual Attorney Blog

The Virtual Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and business law. By Michael Brennan.

http://thevirtualattorney.com/blog
  • Mar 27

    An Interview with Financial Planner Brian Plain

    An Interview with Financial Planner Brian Plain
    As any estate planning attorney will attest to, financial planners are some of our strongest allies when we work to help clients ensure that their futures and families are well taken care of. But, not all advisors are alike. Some charge flat…
  • Mar 11

    Brian Plain CFP | The Alternative Advisor Podcast

    Brian Plain CFP | The Alternative Advisor Podcast
    As an estate planning attorney, I find myself working with clients to protect certain aspects of their financial life at a very high level, meaning, that while we work together to establish the framework that ensures the client and his or her…
  • Feb 9

    Safekeeping Estate Planning Document

    Safekeeping Estate Planning Document
    Drafting a complete estate plan can give a person peace of mind in the assurance that he and his loved ones will be taken care of should disability or death come knocking. One of the most common questions I get as an estate planning attorney…
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Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 1171

Kirk Sanders Law Blog

Kirk Sanders Law Blog

Covers North Carolina business and personal injury issues.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blogs/kirksanderslaw
  • Mar 27

    Lawyer Weekly: Bill to Repeal Map Act NC

    Lawyer Weekly: Bill to Repeal Map Act NC
    Tags: Map Act NCinverse condemnation attorney NCRepublican lawmakers are working on House Bill 183 to repeal the controversial Map Act. (see link below to Lawyers Weekly article) The Map Act saves the NC Department of Transportation…
  • Mar 27

    Inverse Condemnation NC- Greensboro Urban Loop

    Inverse Condemnation NC- Greensboro Urban Loop
    Tags: greensboro urban loopinverse condemnation NCArticle discussing recent lawsuit by 3 Guilford County owners against the NC DOT Website for www.takingland.com: http://takingland.com/greensboro-urban-loop-inverse-condemnation/
  • Mar 24

    Independent Contractor or Employee Test

    Independent Contractor or Employee Test
    Tags: IRS Independent Contractor TestCorporate attorney North CarolinaMany times employers ask whether they need to declare a person an independent contractor or an employee. The IRS has a test to help with that. Employers need to use…
Rank this Week: 3046

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Covers North Carolina law.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blog
  • Mar 27

    Lawyer Weekly: Bill to Repeal Map Act NC

    Lawyer Weekly: Bill to Repeal Map Act NC
    Tags: Map Act NCinverse condemnation attorney NCRepublican lawmakers are working on House Bill 183 to repeal the controversial Map Act. (see link below to Lawyers Weekly article) The Map Act saves the NC Department of Transportation…
  • Mar 27

    Inverse Condemnation NC- Greensboro Urban Loop

    Inverse Condemnation NC- Greensboro Urban Loop
    Tags: greensboro urban loopinverse condemnation NCArticle discussing recent lawsuit by 3 Guilford County owners against the NC DOT Website for www.takingland.com: http://takingland.com/greensboro-urban-loop-inverse-condemnation/
  • Mar 24

    Independent Contractor or Employee Test

    Independent Contractor or Employee Test
    Tags: IRS Independent Contractor TestCorporate attorney North CarolinaMany times employers ask whether they need to declare a person an independent contractor or an employee. The IRS has a test to help with that. Employers need to use…
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