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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

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 4

    Inadmissible Evidence May Still Get In for a Limited Purpose

    Inadmissible Evidence May Still Get In for a Limited Purpose
    It may not be favored by courts or be the parties’ preference, but there’s a place for evidence to be admitted for a limited purpose. It can be seen as either a creative solution to an evidence admissibility problem or a way…
  • Mar 2

    Should You Check a Job Applicant’s Social Media Posts?

    Should You Check a Job Applicant’s Social Media Posts?
    Employers are wondering whether browsing public social media sites to learn more about a job applicant is worth the potential risks. A CareerBuilder survey found that 39% of employers use social networking sites to research job candidates,…
  • Feb 27

    Keep Cross-Examination Short (Unless You Shouldn’t)

    Keep Cross-Examination Short (Unless You Shouldn’t)
    A successful evangelist once said about his sermons: “Nobody ever got religion after the first twenty minutes.” His time estimate may be wrong, but every evangelist and trial attorney has wrestled with the short attention span of…
Rank this Week: 2576

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

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

    Getting Caught With IPO Fever

    Getting Caught With IPO Fever
    A decade ago shares in an initial public offering were handed out as gifts to curry favor with business executives. The shares were all but guaranteed to pop on the opening day for an easy gain. The recent Twitter IPO had that similar feeling…
  • Mar 3

    SEC Guidance On Gifts and Entertainment Compliance

    SEC Guidance On Gifts and Entertainment Compliance
    Any story about the SEC, funds, gifts will catch my attention. Last week, the Staff of the SEC’s Division of Investment Management issued IM Guidance Update No. 2015-1 on gifts and entertainment in the fund industry. The Guidance refers…
  • Feb 27

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for February 27

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for February 27
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. SEC Commissioners Push Lifetime Bans on Executives by Joel Schectman in WSJ.com’s Risk & Compliance Journal The U.S. Securities and Exchange…
Rank this Week: 475

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 4

    Women on US Boards: What Are We Seeing?

    Women on US Boards: What Are We Seeing?
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Ernst & Young LLP, and is based on a publication by the EY Center for Board Matters. Despite the value of bringing more women onto corporate boards being increasingly recognized, US…
  • Mar 4

    The Impact of Whistleblowers on Financial Misrepresentation Enforcement Action

    The Impact of Whistleblowers on Financial Misrepresentation Enforcement Action
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Andrew Call of the School of Accountancy at Arizona State University, Gerald Martin of the Department of Finance and Real Estate at American University, Nathan Sharp of the Department of…
  • Mar 3

    Proxy Access—a Decision Framework

    Proxy Access—a Decision Framework
    Editor's Note: Richard J. Sandler is a partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP and co-head of the firm’s global corporate governance group. Margaret E. Tahyar is a partner in the Financial Institutions Group at Davis Polk &…
Rank this Week: 167

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 4

    UK ad regulator finds Israel falsely advertised

    UK ad regulator finds Israel falsely advertised
    By implying that the Old City of Jerusalem was recognized as being in Israel, rather than in occupied Palestinian territories.  File under: having the First Amendment makes the US very…
  • Mar 2

    Pregnancy clinic ads are commercial speech

    Pregnancy clinic ads are commercial speech
    First Resort, Inc. v. Herrera, No. C 11-5534 (N.D. Cal. Feb. 20, 2015)     The court rejected a facial challenge to San Francisco’s Pregnancy Information Disclosure and Protection Ordinance, “aimed at ensuring…
  • Mar 2

    Copying graffiti could infringe copyright and trademark

    Copying graffiti could infringe copyright and trademark
    Williams v. Roberto Cavalli S.p.A., No. 14-cv-06659 (C.D. Cal. Feb. 12, 2015) Plaintiffs Jason Williams, Victor Chapa, and Jeffrey Rubin sued the producers and distributors of Just Cavalli clothing, alleging copyright infringement,…
Rank this Week: 30

Law Office of E.C. Lewis, P.C.

Law Office of E.C. Lewis, P.C.

Covers business news.

http://www.eclewis.com/
  • Mar 4

    Trelora under fire for breach of contract

    Trelora under fire for breach of contract
    Trelora, a real estate brokerage startup located here in Denver that charges a flat fee for its services, appears to have breached the terms of its multiple listing service (MLS) subscription. What Trelora started doing was including, as part…
  • Mar 1

    Trelora under fire for breach of contract

    Trelora under fire for breach of contract
    It was reported that Trelora, a relatively new real estate brokerage startup that charges a flat fee for its services, is breaching the terms for its multiple listing service (MLS) subscription. What Trelora started doing was including, as…
  • Feb 20

    Federal Deadlines for Tax Payment

    Federal Deadlines for Tax Payment
    Now that 2015 is in well underway, let’s take a look at some of the various tax payment deadlines for businesses. Here is a link to the IRS Tax Calendar publication, but in case you are in a hurry, here is a brief rundown for you on…
Rank this Week: 2904

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Mar 4

    Disclosure Usability: GE’s Next-Gen 10-K!

    Disclosure Usability: GE’s Next-Gen 10-K!
    In an effort to entice more investors to read it, General Electric has overhauled its Form 10-K this year – and the final product is quite impressive. In a nutshell, the company has applied its enhanced usability principles that it…
  • Mar 3

    Shareholder Proposals: Another Flip-Flop? “Upon Further Reflection”

    Shareholder Proposals: Another Flip-Flop? “Upon Further Reflection”
    Here’s my reaction when I learned of this new development: It looks like the Corp Fin Staff has reversed course on a line of proposals that asks the board to adopt a policy that the board chair shall be an independent director who is…
  • Mar 2

    Our Newly Redesigned Site! Give Me Your Feedback…

    Our Newly Redesigned Site! Give Me Your Feedback…
    If you head to our home page today, you’ll see that we have launched a newly redesigned site! Long overdue, it’s my first rethink since I completely overhauled the site when I took it over in January 2003. The reality is that only…
Rank this Week: 538

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/
  • Mar 4

    Poison Pill Impetus: Why Are US Companies Adopting Them?

    Poison Pill Impetus: Why Are US Companies Adopting Them?
    Here’s an excerpt from this FactSet infographic on poison pills: An analysis of last year’s U.S. poison pill adoptions reveals that companies continue to primarily adopt them for a specific reason, including in response to…
  • Mar 3

    Webcast: “Merger Filings with the SEC: Nuts & Bolts”

    Webcast: “Merger Filings with the SEC: Nuts & Bolts”
    Tune in tomorrow for the webcast – “Merger Filings with the SEC: Nuts & Bolts” – to hear Dennis Garris of Alston & Bird, Laurie Green of Holland & Knight and Jim Moloney of Gibson Dunn discuss the nuts…
  • Mar 2

    Transcript: “Proxy Solicitation Tactics in M&A”

    Transcript: “Proxy Solicitation Tactics in M&A”
    We have posted the transcript for our recent webcast: “Proxy Solicitation Tactics in M&A.”
Rank this Week: 2609

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Mar 4

    Criminal Prosecution of In-house Counsel

    Criminal Prosecution of In-house Counsel
    The government has become increasingly aggressive in pursuing criminal claims not only against corporations, but also against in-house counsel and compliance personnel, for conduct once treated almost exclusively as civil. ; ; ; ; ; ; The…
  • Mar 2

    How to Forget You’re A Lawyer When You Travel

    How to Forget You’re A Lawyer When You Travel
    Being a lawyer is, by no means, an easy career. It’s demanding and stressful and can be downright nasty at times, which is why most attorneys revel in their vacations. The post How to Forget You’re A Lawyer When You Travel…
  • Feb 27

    Lawyers Replaced by Robot

    Lawyers Replaced by Robot
    {summary}{body} The post Lawyers Replaced by Robots appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
Rank this Week: 134

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 4

    Are LLC Interests Securities in California?

    Are LLC Interests Securities in California?
    Does California consider membership interests in a limited liability company to be securities?  There are two correct answers to this question – yes and no. As I discussed a few years back, the California Corporate Securities Law…
  • Mar 3

    Does Former Officer Have An Obligation To Turn Over Whistleblower Award?

    Does Former Officer Have An Obligation To Turn Over Whistleblower Award?
    Yesterday, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced “a whistleblower award payout between $475,000 and $575,000 to a former company officer who reported original, high-quality information about a securities fraud that…
  • Mar 2

    Broad Coalition Delivers Blunt Rebuke To SEC Chairman

    Broad Coalition Delivers Blunt Rebuke To SEC Chairman
    Last month, I wrote that the SEC’s about face in responding to the no-action letter request of Whole Foods Market, Inc. “clearly wasn’t the SEC’s finest hour.”  See SEC’s Rule 14a-8 Volte-Face Is…
Rank this Week: 4508

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Mar 4

    Friedrich Hayek's Contribution to Antitrust Law and Its Modern Application

    Friedrich Hayek's Contribution to Antitrust Law and Its Modern Application
    Friedrich Hayek is one the most influential economists of his time. Yet, Hayek’s influence on antitrust judges and antitrust agencies is quite low compared to the one other economists have. This should change. The very rapid growth of…
  • Mar 3

    The Nynas Case: The Interplay Between the Failing Firm Defence and the Counterfactual Method

    The Nynas Case: The Interplay Between the Failing Firm Defence and the Counterfactual Method
    Giorgio Castaldo (DG Comp) and Aleko Bogdanov (DG Comp) describe The Nynas Case: The Interplay Between the Failing Firm Defence and the Counterfactual Method. ABSTRACT: The failing firm defence is a specific occurrence of a counterfactual…
  • Mar 3

    Access to competition authorities’ files in private antitrust litigation

    Access to competition authorities’ files in private antitrust litigation
    Sebastian Peyer, University of Leiceter describes Access to competition authorities’ files in private antitrust litigation. ABSTRACT: The growth of private antitrust litigation in the courts of the Member States creates tensions between…
Rank this Week: 27

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: 274

Oregon Business Litigation

Oregon Business Litigation

Resource for in-house counsel, business executives, human resource managers and others who monitor litigation and legal issues affecting Oregon businesses. By Ater Wynne.

http://www.aterwynneblog.com/oregon_business_litigatio/
  • Mar 3

    Nonprofit's governing documents dictate scope of director's liability

    Nonprofit's governing documents dictate scope of director's liability
    Last week the Oregon Court of Appeals addressed the liability of directors of a nonprofit corporation, reversing summary judgment for directors of a homeowners association on breach of fiduciary duty claims. In WSB Investments, LLC v.…
  • Jan 5

    Pom’s Wonderful Start to the New Year

    Pom’s Wonderful Start to the New Year
    A recent ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a district court decision denying Pom Wonderful’s request for injunctive relief from market competitor, Pur Beverages.
  • Dec 16

    Oregon Supreme Court refines the "same nine" rule for jury verdict

    Oregon Supreme Court refines the "same nine" rule for jury verdict
    The Oregon Constitution and Oregon Rule of Civil Procedure 59G(2) both state that "in civil cases three-fourths of the jury may render a verdict." The "same nine" rule requires that, if the questions presented to a jury are interdependent…
Rank this Week: 2245

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 3

    Regulating Equity Crowdfunding in India

    Regulating Equity Crowdfunding in India
    [The following guest post is contributed by Arjya Majumdar, who is an Assistant Professor at the Jindal Global Law School. He can be contacted at abmajumdar@jgu.edu.in]In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, small businesses found it…
  • Mar 3

    DIPP Operationalizes Insurance FDI Reform

    DIPP Operationalizes Insurance FDI Reform
    The Government had earlier begun the process of enhancing foreign direct investment (FDI) in the insurance sector by increasing the investment cap from 26% to 49%. Given the political stalemate in the Parliament’s legislative process,…
  • Mar 3

    Definition of ‘Remuneration’ Under the Companies Act, 2013

    Definition of ‘Remuneration’ Under the Companies Act, 2013
    [The following post is contributed by Nivedita Shankar, who is a Senior Associate at Vinod Kothari & Company. She can be contacted at nivedita@vinodkothari.com]As the financial year 2014-2015 approaches its end, companies are gearing up…
Rank this Week: 1318

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
Rank this Week: 3980

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Mar 3

    3 PR Tools to Generate Franchise Leads - Marketing

    3 PR Tools to Generate Franchise Leads - Marketing
    It's no secret that a great sales team has a significant impact on the number of franchisee leads your company produces, but a strategic franchise public relations plan can also play a vital role in lead generation. When done...
  • Mar 3

    7 Traits of a Very Successful Leaders - Operation

    7 Traits of a Very Successful Leaders - Operation
    Do you ever wonder how and why some folks are successful, natural born leaders and some aren't? How some folks learn to deal with the ups and downs of life and find a way to make things better while...
  • Mar 2

    Why Most Franchisors Almost Never Charge Enough for Their Franchise - Operation

    Why Most Franchisors Almost Never Charge Enough for Their Franchise - Operation
    I used to believe that franchisees and other business owners failed because they were under-capitalized, but I believe that's a myth. Someone somewhere many years ago said that the main reason for business failure was under-capitalization and…
Rank this Week: 5028

Kirk Sanders Law Blog

Kirk Sanders Law Blog

Covers North Carolina business and personal injury issues.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blogs/kirksanderslaw
  • Mar 3

    Parties to a Will Contest: the Caveators & Propounder

    Parties to a Will Contest: the Caveators & Propounder
    Tags: Contesting a will in North Carolinahttps://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=XBM9JfNaoHA Video discussing the parties to a Will Contest in North Carolina by Attorney, Kirk Sanders. If you have an estate litigation matter, call…
  • Feb 18

    Inverse Condemnation Victory

    Inverse Condemnation Victory
    Tags: inverse condemnation attorneynorthern beltway attorneys"Appellate court limits NCDOT’s power to reserve land indefinitely" http://takingland.com/raleigh-no-inverse-condemnation-victory/ The Raleigh News & Observer reports…
  • Feb 16

    Steinway Piano Auction March 2015

    Steinway Piano Auction March 2015
    Tags: Steinway Piano For Saleestate litigation attorneyHome Moravian Church has a 1910 Model 0, 5' 10", Steinway "living room" grand piano as part of an estate settlement. The piano has been moved to our church and will be made available…
Rank this Week: 3237

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Covers North Carolina law.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blog
  • Mar 3

    Parties to a Will Contest: the Caveators & Propounder

    Parties to a Will Contest: the Caveators & Propounder
    Tags: Contesting a will in North Carolinahttps://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=XBM9JfNaoHA Video discussing the parties to a Will Contest in North Carolina by Attorney, Kirk Sanders. If you have an estate litigation matter, call…
  • Feb 18

    Inverse Condemnation Victory

    Inverse Condemnation Victory
    Tags: inverse condemnation attorneynorthern beltway attorneys"Appellate court limits NCDOT’s power to reserve land indefinitely" http://takingland.com/raleigh-no-inverse-condemnation-victory/ The Raleigh News & Observer reports…
  • Feb 16

    Steinway Piano Auction March 2015

    Steinway Piano Auction March 2015
    Tags: Steinway Piano For Saleestate litigation attorneyHome Moravian Church has a 1910 Model 0, 5' 10", Steinway "living room" grand piano as part of an estate settlement. The piano has been moved to our church and will be made available…
Rank this Week: 3120

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 3

    Serial Plaintiff Hilary Kramer has sued to block $100 billion in M&A deal

    Serial Plaintiff Hilary Kramer has sued to block $100 billion in M&A deal
    Reuters profiles serial shareholder litigant Hilary Kramer whose many lawsuits have netted shareholders zero--as in nothing, nada, zilch--but her lawyers "got a payout for every settlement. Firms... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Mar 3

    Warren Buffett & Charlie Munger Shareholder Letter Annotated by Experts in Wall Street Journal

    Warren Buffett & Charlie Munger Shareholder Letter Annotated by Experts in Wall Street Journal
    Larry Hamermesh reports that: Warren Buffett’s latest letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders is annotated in The Wall Street Journal by 30 professors, authors, and investors. The post also has a... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Mar 3

    Leading business groups rebuke SEC Chair Mary Jo White

    Leading business groups rebuke SEC Chair Mary Jo White
    Keith Paul Bishop has the details on their critique of the SEC's reversal of position in the Whole Foods shareholder fight: ... a coalition of some 17 different organizations ... denounced the SEC’s... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 104

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
  • Mar 3

    Interactive 2015 Data Protection Laws of the World Handbook

    Interactive 2015 Data Protection Laws of the World Handbook
    Compliments of our DLA Piper colleagues in the data protection and privacy practice, and co-editors Kate Lucente and John Townsend, here is the DLA Piper 2015 Data Protection Laws of the World Handbook. This updated 2015 online edition of the…
  • Feb 5

    Three Trends in 2014 Venture Capital Funding

    Three Trends in 2014 Venture Capital Funding
    Contributed by our colleague Mark Radcliffe 2014 was a great year for startups seeking funding.  Two of the leading reporting companies, PitchBook and CB Insights, report similar trends (both of these reports focus on funding by…
  • Jan 28

    What Exactly Do You Mean By “Reseller” Agreement?

    What Exactly Do You Mean By “Reseller” Agreement?
    A useful note from our colleague Sanjay Beri, originally posted at Technology’s Legal Edge. I was recently reminded that the term “reseller” agreement can often mean different things to different people. …
Rank this Week: 3655

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Mar 3

    Reckless Driving for Going Too Fast in the Snow

    Reckless Driving for Going Too Fast in the Snow
    Virginia gets its fair share of winter weather but it does seem to catch us by surprise every year, and every year I get calls for people who got reckless driving tickets during the winter storms. One common ticket that I hear about quite…
  • Feb 27

    Reckless Driving Citizenship Concern

    Reckless Driving Citizenship Concern
    A lot of people contact my office after receiving a reckless driving ticket in Virginia and are concerned about how it might affect their citizenship or naturalization process for United States.  It’s definitely an issue that needs…
  • Feb 27

    First DUI Awareness Scholarship Winner

    First DUI Awareness Scholarship Winner
    WOW! What a huge success the 1st scholarship contest was.  There were some really good entries, tons of creativity and well done videos. The goal of the contest was to raise awareness of the dangers of underage drinking and driving.…
Rank this Week: 141

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers commercial litigation, directors and shareholders, and securities issues in Canada. Edited by Dan Parlow and Neil Kornfield.

http://www.businesslawblog.ca
  • Mar 3

    Is it Time to Expand Your Board?

    Is it Time to Expand Your Board?
    Many companies start their lives as closely-held entities with few shareholders and only one director, who is often the company’s founder and/or principal shareholder. However, as your company grows you may find that you feel…
  • Feb 6

    The end of an era? Idle-O Apartments Inc. v. Charlyn Investments Ltd.

    The end of an era? Idle-O Apartments Inc. v. Charlyn Investments Ltd.
    It is rare that a reasonably straightforward statutory provision receives consideration by the Court of Appeal three times within little more than a decade. Section 73 of the Land Title Act RSBC 1996 c.250 (“LTA”) is such a…
  • Jan 26

    Arbitration Caution: Be Careful about How You Conduct Yourself

    Arbitration Caution: Be Careful about How You Conduct Yourself
    In my last Case Comment, I examined some of the elements of the recent watershed Supreme Court of Canada decision, Sattva Capital Corp v. Creston Moly Corp, which provides a complete compendium on the application of the principles that…
Rank this Week: 733

North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

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

http://www.ncbusinesslitigationreport.com/
  • Mar 3

    Stop Asking The Business Court To Overrule An Order Of Another Business Court Judge

    Stop Asking The Business Court To Overrule An Order Of Another Business Court Judge
    I don't know why lawyers keep trying to get Business Court Judges to overrule decisions by one of their predecessors.  It is just not going to happen, as illustrated (yet again) by Judge Bledsoe's decision in County of Catawba v. Frye…
  • Feb 25

    A Valuable Point From The NC Business Court On Subpoenas Without Deposition

    A Valuable Point From The NC Business Court On Subpoenas Without Deposition
    Can you send a subpoena duces tecum -- which translated from Latin is "a writ commanding a person to produce in court certain designated documents or evidence " --  without coupling it with a deposition? Maybe that question has never…
  • Feb 12

    The Business Court Rules Again On Claims Under The North Carolina Securities Act

    The Business Court Rules Again On Claims Under The North Carolina Securities Act
    Last week's decision in Atkinson v. Lackey, 2015 NCBC 13 doesn't tell you everything you wanted to know about the North Carolina Securities Act (the "NCSA"), but it comes pretty close. The lawsuit was brought by three individuals who had made…
Rank this Week: 699

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 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…
  • Feb 16

    TTB Compliance: Brewery Tax-Determined Beer Note

    TTB Compliance: Brewery Tax-Determined Beer Note
    Here’s an overview of some TTB brewery requirements related to tax determination. We regularly hear from start-up breweries concerned about complying with TTB’s tax-determination requirements and this is understandable, as the…
Rank this Week: 4941

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Comments on business law. By Bellas & Wachowski.

http://www.parkridgeattorney.com/
  • Mar 3

    Consumer Protection from Tax Preparer

    Consumer Protection from Tax Preparer
    When you see a tv commercial for a paid tax preparation service that seems too good to be true, that may well be because it is too good to be true. Every year about this time, we are inundated with a tsunami of businesses that offer to ease…
  • Feb 10

    Fight Back Against Drive-By Lawsuit

    Fight Back Against Drive-By Lawsuit
         As with most social engineering legislation, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted with the best of intentions. Passed in 1990, one of the primary objectives of the ADA was to assure disabled citizens…
  • Jan 28

    Pregnancy Rights Amendment Makes Good Business Sense

    Pregnancy Rights Amendment Makes Good Business Sense
    Illinois Employers beware of new law protecting Pregnant Employees      If you are an Illinois employer and haven’t yet taken action on the new pregnancy protection amendment to the Illinois Human Rights Act, it’s…
Rank this Week: 1821

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

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

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Mar 3

    Panel: "Ferguson and Beyond: Criminal Procedure and Police Killings"

    Panel: "Ferguson and Beyond: Criminal Procedure and Police Killings"
    This panel was moderated by Professor Siegler and included Deputy Dean Ginsburg and Professors Huq, McAdams, and Randolph Stone. The event took place on February 4, 2015. It was presented by BLSA in partnership with the Law School and…
  • Feb 11

    A Conversation With Elena Kagan

    A Conversation With Elena Kagan
    In a conversation with David A. Strauss, Gerald Ratner Distinguished Service Professor of Law, US Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan reflects on decision-making, persuasion, and hunting with Scalia. This event took place on February 2, 2015,…
  • Feb 4

    Will the Supreme Court Make Disparate Impact Disappear?

    Will the Supreme Court Make Disparate Impact Disappear?
    A panel discussion with John Relman, Jeff Leslie, Lee Fennell, and Tara Ramchandani As part of the Law School's Diversity Month, the panelists discuss the pending Supreme Court Case, "Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The…
Rank this Week: 222

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: 401

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/
  • Mar 3

    Want a Class with that Barrista Job?

    Want a Class with that Barrista Job?
    Last year, Starbucks announced a new corporate-supported educational program that one year later is still viable: Starbucks will reimburse its full-time workers for taking online classes with Arizona State University. Partial tuition (58%)…
  • Mar 3

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 379 Choice of Law in the American Courts in 2014: Twenty-Eighth Annual Survey Symeon C. Symeonides Willamette University - College of…
  • Feb 26

    California Port and Freshwater Disputes – From Citrus Fruits to Water-Stealing Nudist

    California Port and Freshwater Disputes – From Citrus Fruits to Water-Stealing Nudist
    Two contracts issues have reappeared recently and both greatly affect the earning abilities of California citrus farmers, among others: the ability to ship products and the ability to grow them in the first place. The shipping situation was -…
Rank this Week: 95

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 91

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 3

    Issues Abound in For-Profit College Conversion

    Issues Abound in For-Profit College Conversion
    Readers of this blog are likely familiar with issues surrounding nonprofit hospital conversions. It appears that we may be witnessing a trend of conversions in the opposite direction (i.e., from for-profit to nonprofit form) in another field…
  • Mar 2

    Growing Marijuana as “Agriculture” on Conservation-Easement Protected Land

    Growing Marijuana as “Agriculture” on Conservation-Easement Protected Land
    A small group of residents of the Town of Palisade, Colorado, recently gathered to protest the Board of Trustees' approval of two zoning ordinances that help pave the way for a couple to lease land in the town to grow...
  • Mar 2

    Northeastern University Pays Portion of Requested PILOT

    Northeastern University Pays Portion of Requested PILOT
    According to a recent article in the Boston Globe, “Northeastern University recently retroactively paid the city of Boston $886,000 to help cover the costs of municipal services after the school faced criticism for failing to give anything…
Rank this Week: 343

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 3

    A Delaware Law Insider: A Nexus between Shareholder Activism & Hobby Lobby?

    A Delaware Law Insider: A Nexus between Shareholder Activism & Hobby Lobby?
    The Fordham Journal of Corporate and Financial Law recently published a March 6, 2014, lecture from Former Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice Myron T. Steele, Continuity and Change in Delaware Corporate Law Jurisprudence (available on…
  • Mar 3

    A quick plug

    A quick plug
    I finally got it together and opened an account on SSRN (I know, I know), and posted two of my forthcoming pieces there. The first, Searching for Market Efficiency, is a very short comment that will be published in the...
  • Mar 2

    Guest Blogger: Marc Edelman

    Guest Blogger: Marc Edelman
    The Business Law Prof Blog is pleased to announce that Professor Marc Edelman will be joining us as a guest blogger for the month of March. Quoting from his online bio, "Marc Edelman is an Associate Professor of Law at...
Rank this Week: 191

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
Rank this Week: 4836

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 3

    The Office Of The Child Advocate Recognizes Lewis H. Lazarus for Ten Years of Pro Bono Service

    The Office Of The Child Advocate Recognizes Lewis H. Lazarus for Ten Years of Pro Bono Service
    The Office Of The Child Advocate has recognized Lewis Lazarus with “deep appreciation” for ten years of pro bono service as an attorney guardian ad litem. The Office Of The Child Advocate noted that Mr. Lazarus…
  • Mar 2

    Master Denies Limits On Trading Following Inspection

    Master Denies Limits On Trading Following Inspection
    Southpaw Credit Opportunity Master Fund LP v. Advanced Battery Technologies Inc,. C.A. 9542-ML (February 26, 2015) A Master holds that the Court should not impose trading restrictions after a books and records inspection but should impose a…
  • Mar 2

    Court Of Chancery Upholds Arbitration Clause In LLC Agreement After Conversion

    Court Of Chancery Upholds Arbitration Clause In LLC Agreement After Conversion
    3850 & 3860 Colonial Blvd LLC v. Griffin, C.A. 9575-VCN (February 26, 2015) This is an interesting decision because it deals with whether an LLC agreement requiring arbitration may be enforced even after the LLC was converted into a…
Rank this Week: 320

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

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

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1869

In-house Access

In-house Access

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

http://www.inhouseaccess.com/
  • Mar 3

    2nd Annual Diversity Summit – Gaining Comparative Advantage Through Cultural Competency Awarene

    2nd Annual Diversity Summit – Gaining Comparative Advantage Through Cultural Competency Awarene
    Guest Blogger: Leslie Paige Wolfson is executive director of ACC New Jersey, which serves more than 1,300 in-house counsel in Northern and Central New Jersey. She can be reached at leslie.wolfson@acc-newjersey.com. In December 2014, ACC New…
  • Feb 23

    Beyond Gender: Negotiating for Yourself

    Beyond Gender: Negotiating for Yourself
    Guest Blogger: Stephanie A. Scharf is a partner at Scharf Banks Marmor LLC. She represents clients in complex business disputes, corporate insurance litigation, tort and product liability and class action defense. She is also a former…
  • Jan 23

    Taking the Time to Build a Cathedral

    Taking the Time to Build a Cathedral
    Guest Blogger: Megan Belcher is vice president and chief counsel, employment and compliance, legal and government affairs at ConAgra Foods. Two years ago, during a time when I was undertaking an examination of who I was as both a lawyer and a…
Rank this Week: 3228

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Mar 3

    The Evolution of Health Care Competition Law

    The Evolution of Health Care Competition Law
    The Federal Trade Commission, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division, recently held a two-day workshop to analyze the competitive effects of developing health care provider organizations and payment models on…
  • Mar 2

    Open Space Funding Allocation in New Jersey

    Open Space Funding Allocation in New Jersey
    New Jersey lawmakers are currently trying to determine how to allocate funding for open space preservation in the state. Given the limited resources, it will be difficult to please everyone. The Legal Background Last year, New Jersey voters…
  • Feb 27

    List of FINRA Exam Priorites for 2015

    List of FINRA Exam Priorites for 2015
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) recently published its 2015 Regulatory and Examinations Priorities Letter. The priorities for this year are divided into the following three categories: key sales practices,…
Rank this Week: 3819

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

Covers California's Unfair Competition Law. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Mar 3

    Oral argument preview: In re Cipro Cases I & II

    Oral argument preview: In re Cipro Cases I & II
    This morning at 9:00 a.m. in San Francisco, the Court will hear oral argument in In re Cipro Cases I & II, No. S198616. This case involves some interesting questions of antitrust law as well as a sleeper UCL issue....
  • Mar 2

    New class certification opinion: Mies v. Sephora U.S.A., Inc.

    New class certification opinion: Mies v. Sephora U.S.A., Inc.
    In Mies v. Sephora U.S.A., Inc., ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Feb. 2, 2015; pub. ord. Feb. 26, 2015), the Court of Appeal (First Appellate District, Division One) affirmed an order denying class certification in an employee misclassification case.…
  • Feb 27

    Supreme Court takes up attorneys' fees case: Laffitte v. Robert Half International Inc.

    Supreme Court takes up attorneys' fees case: Laffitte v. Robert Half International Inc.
    On Wednesday, February 24, 2014, the Supreme Court granted review in Laffitte v. Robert Half International, No. S222996. The docket does not yet provide a summary of the issues to be considered. In Laffitte, the Court of Appeal (Second…
Rank this Week: 2725

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Mar 3

    Florida Registered Agent for Your Home Busine

    Florida Registered Agent for Your Home Busine
    Who is the Florida registered agent for your home business? Does this comply with Florida law? The State of Florida requires that all companies maintain a registered agent that is open to the public during business hours and able to accept…
  • Feb 26

    Avoid the Rent Monster with a Florida Investment Property

    Avoid the Rent Monster with a Florida Investment Property
    A Florida residential or commercial investment property is a great way to make money while living in or using a property instead of feeding the rent monster. The rent monster eats your rent money every month because instead of turning that…
  • Feb 24

    Florida Will and Florida Estate Planning

    Florida Will and Florida Estate Planning
    There are many times throughout your life when you should update your Last Will and Testament. These include major life changes, such as marriage, divorce, a child being born, a loved one passing away, or a major increase or decrease in the…
Rank this Week: 4523

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • Mar 2

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for March 3, 2015

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for March 3, 2015
    Caesars Files a Proposed Plan of Reorganization… Court Docket (Bankr. N.D. Ill.): Debtors’ Joint Plan of Reorganization Pursuant to Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code Court Docket (Bankr. N.D. Ill.): Disclosure Statement…
  • Mar 1

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for March 2, 2015

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for March 2, 2015
    Press Release: University General Health System, Inc. Initiates Restructuring Through A Chapter 11 Filing Court Docket (Bankr. S.D. Tex.): Declaration of Director, General Counsel and Secretary of University General Health System,…
  • Mar 1

    New Bankruptcy Opinion: RESIDENTIAL FUNDING COMPANY, LLC v. SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. – Dist. Court, SD New York, 2015

    New Bankruptcy Opinion: RESIDENTIAL FUNDING COMPANY, LLC v. SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. – Dist. Court, SD New York, 2015
    In re: RESIDENTIAL CAPITAL, LLC, Chapter 11 RESIDENTIAL FUNDING COMPANY, LLC, Plaintiff, v. SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., Defendant. Case No. 12-12020 (MG), Adv. Proc. No. 13-01820 (MG), No. 14-CV-6015 (RA). United States District Court, S.D. New…
Rank this Week: 16

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 2

    ERISA Litigation Cost

    ERISA Litigation Cost
    After having just blogged about the April 13-14, 2015 American Conference Institute program about ERISA litigation in Chicago, it was somewhat coincidental that an article on the same topic crossed my desk today, painting a…
  • Mar 1

    Pension Transparency In A Digital World

    Pension Transparency In A Digital World
    Intrigued after reading "Colorado turns to Twitter to recruit pension board members" by Meaghan Kilroy (Pensions & Investments, February 23, 2015), I spent some time exploring the various social media sites for the Colorado…
  • Mar 1

    ERISA Litigation Conference Addresses Timely Fiduciary Issue

    ERISA Litigation Conference Addresses Timely Fiduciary Issue
    Dr. Susan Mangiero announces the sponsorship of a forthcoming conference about ERISA litigation and regulatory issues by Fiduciary Leadership, LLC. Produced by the American Conference Institute ("ACI"), this mid-April event pairs…
Rank this Week: 3157

Maryland Business Litigation…

Maryland Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers taxes and business law. By Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin and White.

http://www.marylandbusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 2

    Kochhar v. Bansal: Court of Special Appeals' Decision Sheds Light on Bankruptcy Issue

    Kochhar v. Bansal: Court of Special Appeals' Decision Sheds Light on Bankruptcy Issue
    Civil litigators know that the impending bankruptcy of an opponent is bad news for any lawsuit that’s ongoing or in the works: Bankruptcy operates as an automatic stay of any state-court litigation against the debtor until the…
  • Feb 13

    When the MIA Comes A'Knocking...

    When the MIA Comes A'Knocking...
    The Maryland Insurance Administration, or the MIA, is charged with regulating the insurance industry in Maryland. Its responsibilities include issuing licenses to insurance professionals, developing policy, and drafting regulations.
  • Feb 7

    The Best Representation: Understanding Your Business and Its Functionalitie

    The Best Representation: Understanding Your Business and Its Functionalitie
    Toward the end of last year, I attended a discovery conference in D.C. Throughout the panel discussions of the proposed changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and various electronic discovery resources, I found myself thinking about…
Rank this Week: 3580

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 2

    Purchase and Sale of Business: Drafting the Business Purchase and Sale Agreement

    Purchase and Sale of Business: Drafting the Business Purchase and Sale Agreement
    Once you’ve nailed down the terms of the acquisition (usually in a letter of intent), it is time to begin putting the terms into a formal agreement usually referred to as a business “purchase and sale agreement.” This…
  • Feb 19

    5 Contract Clauses to Help You More Quickly Resolve Contract Dispute

    5 Contract Clauses to Help You More Quickly Resolve Contract Dispute
    The purpose of executing written business contracts instead of relying on oral agreements is to manage risks and expectations. When I draft contracts, my job is to state clearly the parties’ responsibilities under an agreement. My…
  • Feb 17

    Lagunitas Trademark Infringement Lawsuit

    Lagunitas Trademark Infringement Lawsuit
    On January 12, 2015, Lagunitas Brewing Company, one of the biggest craft brewers in Northern California, filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against craft beer giant Sierra Nevada in the U.S. District Court in San Francisco. The…
Rank this Week: 2885

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 1802

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

Covers business, employment, trust & estates family, real estate, regulatory compliance and utility law. By Sullivan & Ward, PC.

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Mar 2

    Grandparent and Great-Grandparent Visitation

    Grandparent and Great-Grandparent Visitation
    I am frequently asked about grandparent and/or great-grandparent visitation.  Iowa Code Section 600C.1 discusses the circumstances in which a grandparent and/or great-grandparent may petition the court for visitation with a grandchild…
  • Feb 3

    Wait! Don't Fire The Employee With A Really Sick Child!

    Wait! Don't Fire The Employee With A Really Sick Child!
    At least not before checking with your attorney. An interesting case from the Northern District of Iowa was recently brought to my attention.  Although no final disposition of the case occurred due to parties resolving the matter out of…
  • Jan 19

    Tax Deductions for Legal Fees in a Divorce

    Tax Deductions for Legal Fees in a Divorce
    In general, the Internal Revenue Code allows for a deduction of reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in the production of taxable income.  This may entitle you to a deduction of some of the legal fees paid in pursuit of…
Rank this Week: 1089

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/
  • Mar 2

    Update to FMLA Definition of “Spouse”

    Update to FMLA Definition of “Spouse”
    The Department of Labor (“DOL”) has updated selected regulations to the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). The updates change the definition of spouse to mean: “husband or wife refers to the other person with…
  • Mar 2

    Potential Employer Requirements Due to Anthem, Inc. Data Breach

    Potential Employer Requirements Due to Anthem, Inc. Data Breach
    On February 4, 2015, Anthem Inc., one of the largest U.S. health insurers, notified the public that their data systems were breached. This breach potentially left customer names, social security numbers, and other personal information…
  • Feb 23

    Updates Made to Nebraska Homestead Exemption Information Guide

    Updates Made to Nebraska Homestead Exemption Information Guide
    By Joshua A. Diveley. The Nebraska Department of Revenue (NDOR) has updated its information guide regarding the Nebraska property tax homestead exemption. The homestead exemption provides property tax relief to certain homeowners by exempting…
Rank this Week: 2560