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WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

Provides practical insights from quantitative legal research on corporate law, capital markets, finance, and mergers & acquisitions, as well as law schools and legal education. By Professor Robert Anderson.

http://witnesseth.typepad.com
  • Dec 8

    Long and short of corporate governance from Marty Lipton, again

    Long and short of corporate governance from Marty Lipton, again
    Marty Lipton is again railing against "short-termism" in corporate governance, while confusing operational horizon short-termism (maximizing profits in the accounting sense in the short-term, which nobody advocates) with investment horizon…
  • Dec 6

    The California bar exam saga continue

    The California bar exam saga continue
    The State Bar of California recently announced that the pass rate for the July 2016 California bar exam was 43%. This is a multi-decade low, and has affected virtually every law school in California. Even among ABA-accredited law schools'…
  • Dec 5

    Visualizing employment outcomes in law school

    Visualizing employment outcomes in law school
    Last week I posted an analysis of the ABA employment data that ranked law schools by collapsing all the employment data (109 pieces of information) down to a single dimension. I posted this in response to The Faculty Lounge blog's post by Dan…
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Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 18

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
Rank this Week: 1322

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: 4

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/
  • Dec 8

    2017 NDAA Authorizes $250 Million For New Small Business Prototyping Program

    2017 NDAA Authorizes $250 Million For New Small Business Prototyping Program
    Good news for small business looking to break into Department of Defense contracting: the 2017 NDAA establishes a new prototyping pilot program for small businesses and nontraditional defense contractors to develop new and innovative…
  • Dec 8

    2017 NDAA Extends SBIR & STTR Programs For Five Year

    2017 NDAA Extends SBIR & STTR Programs For Five Year
    Coming as welcome news for collaborative R&D, the 2017 NDAA will extend the life of the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. The conference version of the bill, which seems likely to be on…
  • Dec 7

    2017 NDAA Restricts DoD’s Use of LPTA Procedure

    2017 NDAA Restricts DoD’s Use of LPTA Procedure
    The 2017 NDAA is full of important changes that will affect federal contracting going forward. As Steve wrote about earlier this week, some of these changes relate to government contracting programs (like the SDVOSB program). Still others…
Rank this Week: 3277

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/
  • Dec 8

    Chancery Bars Fraud Claim Based on Anti-Reliance Clause

    Chancery Bars Fraud Claim Based on Anti-Reliance Clause
    Key Legal Issue Addressed: Whether a purported disclaimer of extra-contractual representations protected a business seller from fraud claims? Answer: Yes, based on the circumstances found in the case of  IAC Search, LLC v.…
  • Dec 8

    Claims Barred Pursuant to Settlement Agreement and Res Judicata.

    Claims Barred Pursuant to Settlement Agreement and Res Judicata.
    Justin M. Forcier, an associate in the Delaware office of Eckert Seamans, prepared this overview. Background:  In 2005, iHeartCommunications (“iHC), as the parent company of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.…
  • Dec 8

    Chancery Upholds Ambiguous Non-Compete Provision in Sales Contract

    Chancery Upholds Ambiguous Non-Compete Provision in Sales Contract
    Alexandra D. Rogin, an Eckert Seamans’ associate, prepared this overview. A recent Delaware Court of Chancery post-trial opinion held that while an ambiguous non-compete agreement was enforceable, the defendants had not violated its…
Rank this Week: 2505

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 47

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
  • Dec 8

    MBBP Welcomes New Attorneys to the Team

    MBBP Welcomes New Attorneys to the Team
                Morse, Barnes-Brown, and Pendleton has welcomed three new attorneys: Joshua H. Watson, William R. Schmidt II, and Kelly L. Hinkel. Josh and Kelly have become members of the Corporate Practice group,…
  • Dec 2

    Copyright Alert: New Copyright Office Electronic System to Register Designated Agents Under the DMCA

    Copyright Alert: New Copyright Office Electronic System to Register Designated Agents Under the DMCA
    Effective December 1, 2016, the US Copyright Office rolled out a new electronic system for the online registration of designated agents under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). Consequently, all online…
  • Dec 1

    MBBP’s Client Abpro Collaborating with MedImmune on Medical Advancement

    MBBP’s Client Abpro Collaborating with MedImmune on Medical Advancement
    MBBP’s client Abpro, a pioneer in the field of industrial biochemistry, has recently entered into a Collaboration Agreement with MedImmune, the global biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca. The…
Rank this Week: 4818

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Dec 8

    Why You Should Include It in The Contract

    Why You Should Include It in The Contract
    You might be surprised to hear what you should include in your contracts. Here is what to include and why you should include it in the contract. If you get to the point of creating a written contract, then you and the other party have…
  • Dec 6

    Whether Your Florida Will is Valid

    Whether Your Florida Will is Valid
    A will is an instrument that is executed with certain formalities that may be revoked within in the maker’s lifetime and operates only after the maker (“testator”) dies. If you’re wondering whether your Florida will is…
  • Dec 1

    What To Do When Being Sued

    What To Do When Being Sued
    If you receive a service of process and a complaint has been filed against you for a civil suit, you might find yourself asking some questions. What does it mean to be sued? What should you do? The post What To Do When Being Sued…
Rank this Week: 4465

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
Rank this Week: 69

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 8

    Solid Waste Registration

    Solid Waste Registration
    Businesses wishing to transport solid waste in New Jersey are required to strictly comply with the registration process governed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.  Our attorneys help solid waste haulers in…
  • Dec 6

    Issues Faced by New Jersey Solid Waste Hauler

    Issues Faced by New Jersey Solid Waste Hauler
    The transportation and disposal of solid waste in New Jersey is a heavily regulated industry.  The statutory and regulatory framework of New Jersey sold waste law is complex.  Attorneys from our firm have significant experience…
  • Dec 3

    New Jersey’s Civil Service Appeal

    New Jersey’s Civil Service Appeal
    Our employment law attorneys represent government employees in New Jersey Civil Service appeals. One of the most criticized but least understood areas of New Jersey employment law is the Civil Service System.  Employers complain that New…
Rank this Week: 3510

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Dec 8

    What We Learned About The Pay to Play Rules After The Election

    What We Learned About The Pay to Play Rules After The Election
    CCOs did not sleep well for one. Monitoring employee contributions to political candidates is difficult. The political contributions do not originate from the firm, so there is no accounting control that you can put in place. You…
  • Dec 7

    The Supreme Court Weighs in Insider Trading

    The Supreme Court Weighs in Insider Trading
    If you were expecting a tidal wave of changes from the Supreme Court, you will be disappointed. On Tuesday, the Court delivered its opinion in Salman v. U.S. Prosecutors can see a glimmer of upside because they do not have to prove…
  • Dec 2

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for December 2

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for December 2
    These are some of the compliance related stories that recently caught my attention. Trump Risk Factors Begin to Appear in SEC Documents by Steve Quinlivan in Dodd-Frank.com Risk factors related to uncertainties resulting from possible…
Rank this Week: 377

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/
  • Dec 8

    "Show Me the Money!" - State Tax Issues Under the Pay-For-Play Model

    "Show Me the Money!" - State Tax Issues Under the Pay-For-Play Model
    If you’re a college football fan it’s hard to forget the beginning of the 2013 season when star quarterbacks Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M) and Tajh Boyd (Clemson) took the Internet by storm after rubbing their fingers together in…
  • Dec 7

    ICI 2016 Factbook

    ICI 2016 Factbook
    Do you love charts? Do you need/want a break from grading/procrastinating/writing frantically on a deadline real or self-imposed? All of these things at once? Welcome to the month of December-- the time of year that should be a break from...
  • Dec 6

    Seeking Economic Prosperity and Social Justice: Getting Out of Our Own Way

    Seeking Economic Prosperity and Social Justice: Getting Out of Our Own Way
    The political discourse of this election cycle, and the respective postures of the two main political parties, suggest that social justice and economic prosperity are in opposition to one another. At times, it seems that some believe pursuing…
Rank this Week: 2452

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
  • Dec 8

    FDA to Begin Posting Adverse Event Report Data for Foods and Cosmetic

    FDA to Begin Posting Adverse Event Report Data for Foods and Cosmetic
    On December 7, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration published a Notice in the Federal Register announcing that its Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition will begin publishing data extracted from adverse event reports the Agency has…
  • Nov 17

    Weeding Through California's Prop 64: Employer Takeaway

    Weeding Through California's Prop 64: Employer Takeaway
    On Nov. 8, 2016, California voters passed Proposition 64, the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act. The initiative legalizes recreational marijuana for individuals over the age of 21. It allows adults to possess, carry, share,…
  • Nov 10

    What the 2016 Election Means for Your Industry

    What the 2016 Election Means for Your Industry
    The election of Donald Trump to be the 45th President and the retention of majorities in the House and Senate by the Republican Party were a surprise to most, but in the tradition of our country, the days after are a time for organizing to do…
Rank this Week: 1673

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/
  • Dec 8

    Missouri Preneed Seller Records: Communication

    Missouri Preneed Seller Records: Communication
    Missouri’s preneed seller records proposal would require preneed sellers to retain all communications that relate to their preneed contracts: Any written (including electronic) communications between the seller and any preneed agent,…
  • Dec 6

    Missouri Preneed Seller Records: Existing Insurance Policie

    Missouri Preneed Seller Records: Existing Insurance Policie
    We anticipate that the following section of the Missouri record keeping proposal is directed at the situation where consumers assign an existing insurance policy to the funeral home: All information obtained or possessed by the seller related…
  • Dec 3

    Missouri Seller Preneed Records: Cancellation

    Missouri Seller Preneed Records: Cancellation
    With regard to preneed contracts that are canceled, Missouri preneed sellers are being requested to retain the following documents:  (1)       All records providing any sort of notice to the seller of the…
Rank this Week: 1310

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
Rank this Week: 343

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Dec 8

    Lawyers Can Repair Their Tarnished Image

    Lawyers Can Repair Their Tarnished Image
    Mark Cohen of Legal Mosaic fame posts at Forbes on how lawyers can repair their tarnished image: “John Grisham captured a common perception of lawyers in The Client: ‘You advised him not to get a... The post Lawyers Can Repair…
  • Dec 7

    Metzel: Your View on the Practice of Law will Shape your Legal Career

    Metzel: Your View on the Practice of Law will Shape your Legal Career
    Sage advice from Andi Metzel that will help shape your legal career: “….another 294 lawyer members were admitted to the Indiana bar. Amidst the celebrations of surviving the bar exam and outpouring of pride for... The post…
  • Dec 5

    The Happiest Companies To Work For In 2017

    The Happiest Companies To Work For In 2017
    It’s getting closer and closer to the New Year, when people start looking in earnest for a new in-house job.  And why not start by looking at the happiest companies? “If you work full time,... The post The Happiest Companies…
Rank this Week: 2292

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Dec 8

    Our New “John Tales” Blog!

    Our New “John Tales” Blog!
    We have launched a new members-only blog for DealLawyers.com: “John Tales.” John is telling stories on this new “long-form” blog – education by entertainment! John brings his fine humor to bear! Place your email…
  • Dec 7

    Corp Fin Director Keith Higgins to Leave!

    Corp Fin Director Keith Higgins to Leave!
    Yesterday, the SEC announced that Corp Fin Director Keith Higgins is leaving in early January. I am happy for Keith – sad for the rest of us. Keith did an amazing job under tough circumstances. For example, getting the “disclosure…
  • Dec 6

    IPOs: No Action Blessing for “Conditional Offers to Buy”

    IPOs: No Action Blessing for “Conditional Offers to Buy”
    Corp Fin recently issued a no-action letter to Morgan Stanley regarding the use of “conditional offers to buy” – or “COBs” – in connection with IPOs. COBs are intended to facilitate sales to retail…
Rank this Week: 2103

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/
  • Dec 8

    Rural/Metro One Year Later: Ongoing Doctrinal Concern

    Rural/Metro One Year Later: Ongoing Doctrinal Concern
    Here’s an interview that I recently conducted with Kevin Miller, a Partner with Alston & Bird LLP in New York, looking back at RBC v. Jervis (aka Rural/Metro) on its first anniversary.  The Delaware…
  • Dec 7

    Our New “John Tales” Blog!

    Our New “John Tales” Blog!
    We have launched a new members-only blog for DealLawyers.com: “John Tales.” John is telling stories on this new “long-form” blog – education by entertainment! Place your email address in the box when you click…
  • Dec 6

    Why Are M&A Docs Getting Longer? It’s Complicated. . .

    Why Are M&A Docs Getting Longer? It’s Complicated. . .
    This Norton Rose Fulbright blog discusses the findings of a recent study by Harvard Law professor – & former Wachtell partner – John Coates about the ever growing length of merger agreements. Coates’…
Rank this Week: 2499

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/
  • Dec 8

    Tax Related Identity Theft Awarene

    Tax Related Identity Theft Awarene
    The holiday season is underway and while this is a time for family events and holiday parties, this is also the time that many identity theft scams occur. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) started the process of alerting taxpayers about…
  • Dec 7

    SEC Updates Rules for Capital Raises Through Regulation D

    SEC Updates Rules for Capital Raises Through Regulation D
    Over the past couple of years, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has evolved how companies can raise capital, while simultaneously maintaining adequate protection for investors. For example, starting in May of 2016,…
  • Dec 2

    The Saga Continues: The DOL Appeals the Court’s Ruling Halting The New Overtime Rule

    The Saga Continues: The DOL Appeals the Court’s Ruling Halting The New Overtime Rule
    In the latest chapter in the ongoing saga of the newly revised (and currently halted) overtime rules, on December 1, the Department of Labor appealed the lower court’s ruling to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.…
Rank this Week: 2370

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
  • Dec 8

    Some Thoughts for Boards of Directors in 2017

    Some Thoughts for Boards of Directors in 2017
    The evolution of corporate governance over the last three decades has produced meaningful changes in the expectations of shareholders and the business policies adopted to meet those expectations. Decision-making power has shifted away from…
  • Dec 8

    U.S. Supreme Court Rules for Prosecutors in Insider Trading Case

    U.S. Supreme Court Rules for Prosecutors in Insider Trading Case
    The Supreme Court yesterday [Dec. 6, 2016] issued its first opinion addressing the scope of insider trading liability in nearly twenty years. In a much anticipated decision, the Court in Salman v. United States addressed whether insider…
  • Dec 8

    The Dark Side of Blockholder Philanthropy

    The Dark Side of Blockholder Philanthropy
    Who would you rather own a business with, Mahatma Ghandi or Ebenezer Scrooge? Behavioral economics research points to considerable benefits of co-ownership with Ghandi, as counterparties (like suppliers, customers, and potential employees)…
Rank this Week: 1168

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/
  • Dec 8

    When A Majority Won’t Suffice

    When A Majority Won’t Suffice
    For California corporations, the general rule is that an act or decision done or made by a majority of the directors present at a meeting duly held at which a quorum is present is the act of the board.  Cal. Corp. Code §…
  • Dec 7

    Who Votes As Proxy For Shares Standing In The Name Of Another Corporation?

    Who Votes As Proxy For Shares Standing In The Name Of Another Corporation?
    The Proxy Season blog yesterday discussed the following question from the Q&A Forum of TheCorporateCounsel.net: Under Delaware law, can a Board of Directors authorize a person who is not an officer of the company to act as agent and vote…
  • Dec 6

    This Company Solicited Consents To Remove A Sitting Director

    This Company Solicited Consents To Remove A Sitting Director
    It’s not often that you see a company soliciting consents to remove one of its sitting directors.  However, that is what PICO Holdings, Inc. sought to do in this consent solicitation statement filed with the SEC on…
Rank this Week: 4563

AG Deal Diary

AG Deal Diary

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

http://www.akingump.com/en/experience/practices/corporate/ag-deal-diary/index.html
Rank this Week: 1996

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 7

    Is the Doctrine of Ultra Vires Applicable to LLPs?

    Is the Doctrine of Ultra Vires Applicable to LLPs?
    [The following guest post is contributed by Saumya Kakkar, Associate and Govinda Toshniwal, Senior Associate, both with NovoJuris Legal.  They can be contacted at relationships@novojuris.com]The objects clause of the Memorandum…
  • Dec 7

    US Supreme Court Clarifies Tippee Liability in Insider Trading

    US Supreme Court Clarifies Tippee Liability in Insider Trading
    The law on insider trading has received considerable attention in the United States (US) in recent years. At the same time, the law in the US is quite narrow compared to most other jurisdictions because liability for insider trading arises…
  • Dec 4

    Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process under the Bankruptcy Code: Relevant Provisions Notified

    Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process under the Bankruptcy Code: Relevant Provisions Notified
    [The following guest post is contributed by Shikha Bansal, under the aegis of Vinod Kothari & Company. She can be contacted at Shikhabansal2610@gmail.com]The Ministry of Corporate Affairs, by way of Notification no. S.O. 3594(E) dated 30…
Rank this Week: 1182

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/
  • Dec 7

    KCON XII Reminder: December 15 Registration and Hotal Deadline Approaching

    KCON XII Reminder: December 15 Registration and Hotal Deadline Approaching
    From Danielle Hart via the AALS Contracts Listserv: The 12th International Conference on Contracts is just around the corner and the substantive content of the conference is starting to take shape nicely. Here are some highlights so far:…
  • Dec 7

    Prince's Complicated Legal Legacy Continue

    Prince's Complicated Legal Legacy Continue
    When the legendary musician Prince died suddenly, he left behind an enormous volume of music and no will. The courts have already been dealing with how to distribute Prince's assets to a complicated and squabbling cadre of potential heirs.…
  • Dec 7

    Air Force None?

    Air Force None?
    Recently, Donald Trump famously tweeted that “Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!” Trump has not said why he believes the planes...
Rank this Week: 2459

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Covers North Carolina law.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blog
  • Dec 7

    Twin-City Slice Restaurant Opens Downtown Winston-Salem

    Twin-City Slice Restaurant Opens Downtown Winston-Salem
    Tags: NC Restaurant AttorneyA by-the-slice pizza joint just opened in Downtown Winston-Salem in December of 2016. Twin-City Slice opened at the former Kabob's on the 200 block of West Fourth Street. For more…
  • Nov 15

    Estoppel Effect in Estate Litigation

    Estoppel Effect in Estate Litigation
    Tags: estoppel effect in estate litigationIf you are in a situation where you question whether the estate was administered properly by the personal representative (executor or administrator) or whether the last will and testament was…
  • Nov 15

    Preventing Estate Litigation

    Preventing Estate Litigation
    Tags: Preventing estate litigationOne way to prevent estate litigation is to discuss it with your heirs.  Sure, it's none of their business, if you want it to be that way. However, believe me when I say that I've seen heirs fight…
Rank this Week: 3016

Kirk Sanders Law Blog

Kirk Sanders Law Blog

Covers North Carolina business and personal injury issues.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blogs/kirksanderslaw
  • Dec 7

    Twin-City Slice Restaurant Opens Downtown Winston-Salem

    Twin-City Slice Restaurant Opens Downtown Winston-Salem
    Tags: NC Restaurant AttorneyA by-the-slice pizza joint just opened in Downtown Winston-Salem in December of 2016. Twin-City Slice opened at the former Kabob's on the 200 block of West Fourth Street. For more…
  • Nov 15

    Estoppel Effect in Estate Litigation

    Estoppel Effect in Estate Litigation
    Tags: estoppel effect in estate litigationIf you are in a situation where you question whether the estate was administered properly by the personal representative (executor or administrator) or whether the last will and testament was…
  • Nov 15

    Preventing Estate Litigation

    Preventing Estate Litigation
    Tags: Preventing estate litigationOne way to prevent estate litigation is to discuss it with your heirs.  Sure, it's none of their business, if you want it to be that way. However, believe me when I say that I've seen heirs fight…
Rank this Week: 2709

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 7

    The Cost of Long Term Care Continues To Rise

    The Cost of Long Term Care Continues To Rise
    What many of our clients do not realize is that long-term health care is expensive, and will only get more expensive with time.  Many people are shocked when they learn about the actual costs of long-term health and feel helpless because…
  • Dec 7

    Homestead Protection In Florida

    Homestead Protection In Florida
    Florida’s homestead protections are renown throughout the country for the great homestead protection laws that protect state residents.  These laws are found in Florida’s Constitution and offer key protection in three…
  • Dec 1

    Does a Revocable Trust Allow My Assets to Pass Outside of Probate Automatically?

    Does a Revocable Trust Allow My Assets to Pass Outside of Probate Automatically?
    One of the best tools estate planning attorneys in Jacksonville utilize for their clients is the Florida revocable trust. The revocable trust is also known as a living trust.  A revocable trust has many benefits including the ability to…
Rank this Week: 1210

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

Covers disputes between companies and executives. Published by Zuckerman Spaeder LLP.

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Dec 7

    Can an Employer Back out of a Promise to Provide Advancement by Claiming That the Employee Committed Fraud?

    Can an Employer Back out of a Promise to Provide Advancement by Claiming That the Employee Committed Fraud?
    Numerous decisions from the Delaware courts establish that a company cannot abandon its promise to advance legal fees and expenses when the covered director, officer, or employee properly invokes it. The Delaware Supreme Court recently…
  • Nov 28

    Suits by Suits Named to Blawg 100

    Suits by Suits Named to Blawg 100
    Well, we made it! In the 10th annual Blawg 100, ABA Journal named Suits by Suits among “the 100 most compelling” blogs in the legal market. We’re thrilled to be recognized and listed alongside some great writers, blogs, and…
  • Nov 22

    “Change of Control” Case Isn’t Governed By ERISA, Court Rule

    “Change of Control” Case Isn’t Governed By ERISA, Court Rule
    When an employee brings a lawsuit involving a plan adopted by their employer, one question is whether ERISA—the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974—applies. ERISA is a federal law that requires a number of disclosures…
Rank this Week: 2476

Classified: The Class Action Blog

Classified: The Class Action Blog

A blog focused on the latest class action developments and trends by the attorneys of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://classifiedclassaction.com/
  • Dec 7

    California Court Rejects Attempt to Overturn Judgement Based on Spokeo

    California Court Rejects Attempt to Overturn Judgement Based on Spokeo
    A defendant who lost a bench trial in a certified class case alleging that it violated the Electronic Funds Transfer Act by forcing the plaintiff and class to use electronic funds transfer services to obtain loans sought to upend the verdict…
  • Dec 7

    Divergent Views on Class Discovery

    Divergent Views on Class Discovery
    In two recent cases, California and Florida district courts reached divergent views on whether to permit wide-ranging class discovery prior to a certification decision. Interestingly, both decisions involved Ocwen companies. In Weiner, a RICO…
  • Dec 7

    Eleventh Circuit Clarifies CAFA Jurisdiction Continues After Dismissal of Class Claim

    Eleventh Circuit Clarifies CAFA Jurisdiction Continues After Dismissal of Class Claim
    On November 22, the Eleventh Circuit clarified that Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) jurisdiction is not eliminated when the class claims are dismissed before the class is certified. The plaintiff, an Alabama trucking company that had a…
Rank this Week: 1855

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
  • Dec 7

    Service of Process via Twitter?

    Service of Process via Twitter?
    For a judgment to be entitled to full faith and credit, the defendant must be served in a way that’s reasonably calculated to give actual notice of the proceedings and an opportunity to be heard. Milliken v Meyer (1940) 311 US 457, 463.…
  • Dec 5

    Where to Start on Response to an Administrative Action

    Where to Start on Response to an Administrative Action
    Your client is the subject of an agency investigation, accusation, or statement of issues on a license, benefit, or other matter. The timeline for filing your response is typically short, so you’ll have to move fast. Here are the first…
  • Dec 2

    4 Tips to Get the Jury Excited About Your Expert

    4 Tips to Get the Jury Excited About Your Expert
    Don’t treat the qualification of your expert as a mere formality. The expert’s qualifications should convince jurors that they’re fortunate to have someone as qualified as the expert to assist them in deciding the case and…
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Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

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

http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com
  • Dec 7

    Settlement Paperwork: Don’t Expose An Injured Client To More Harm

    Settlement Paperwork: Don’t Expose An Injured Client To More Harm
    Settlement Terms Are Important A recent LinkedIn conversation about settlement terms raised an important issue. The topic — A defendant adds additional (and unacceptable) terms to a release document. The issue is far too common.…
  • Oct 26

    Chamber of Commerce Hypocrisy on Drug Advertisement

    Chamber of Commerce Hypocrisy on Drug Advertisement
    The article in The Hill begins: The nation’s leading business group is mounting a new attack on advertisements run by trial lawyers that tell consumers about the negative side effects from medical drugs and devices. Let me start —…
  • Oct 19

    Should Alabama Elect Appellate Judges Differently?

    Should Alabama Elect Appellate Judges Differently?
    A recent lawsuit challenges Alabama’s state-wide method of electing appellate court judges. National Public Radio (NPR) interviewed retired Federal Magistrate Judge Vanzetta McPherson about the lawsuit. McPherson previously served the…
Rank this Week: 3763

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/
Rank this Week: 2838

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

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

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
  • Dec 6

    Reflections on the Next Four Years of Antitrust Enforcement

    Reflections on the Next Four Years of Antitrust Enforcement
    By the votes of a nation’s electors, the future of U.S. antitrust enforcement moved from “pragmatic aggressive enforcement as usual” to “too early to call.” The unexpected election of President-elect Donald J.…
  • Nov 10

    Antitrust Agencies Issue Guidance To HR Professionals Regarding Hiring and Compensation Decision

    Antitrust Agencies Issue Guidance To HR Professionals Regarding Hiring and Compensation Decision
    The U.S. Antitrust Agencies (the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission) recently issued a document entitled “Antitrust Guidance For Human Resource Professionals” intended to alert HR…
  • Nov 3

    Brexit News: UK Judges Throw a Block in the Road of Article 50

    Brexit News: UK Judges Throw a Block in the Road of Article 50
    Invoking Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union requires participation of the UK Parliament say Lord Chief Justices Lord Sales and Lord Thomas of the Royal Courts of Justice in London who handed down their judgment today. This is a…
Rank this Week: 297

Boston Metro Business Lawyer Blog

Boston Metro Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Boston Metro Area business law. By Richard Mucci.

http://www.bostonmetrobusinesslawyer.com/
  • Dec 6

    Arbitration in Massachusetts Probate and Family Court

    Arbitration in Massachusetts Probate and Family Court
    Mediation and arbitration are often less expensive and less stressful alternatives to litigation in family law matters.  The parties must agree to submit to alternative dispute resolution, however.  When agreeing to one of these…
  • Dec 2

    Massachusetts Search Warrants and Curtilage

    Massachusetts Search Warrants and Curtilage
    Often at issue in drug cases is the validity of searches and seizures of evidence.  Even when the police obtain a search warrant, a defendant may challenge a search that is not authorized by the warrant. In Commonwealth v. Sanchez, the…
  • Nov 21

    District of Massachusetts Transfers Employees’ Case to District of Maryland Despite Wage Act Claim

    District of Massachusetts Transfers Employees’ Case to District of Maryland Despite Wage Act Claim
    Both state and federal wage and hour laws protect employees’ rights to receive payment of the wages due to them in a timely manner.  In some cases, the court must determine which laws, including the laws of which states, apply to…
Rank this Week: 2546

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 6

    Fifth Circuit reverses multimillion-dollar antitrust verdict based on false advertising, remand

    Fifth Circuit reverses multimillion-dollar antitrust verdict based on false advertising, remand
    Retractable Technologies, Inc. v. Becton Dickinson & Co., No. 14-41384, 2016 WL 7046601, -- F.3d – (5th Cir. Dec. 2, 2016)Regardless of the merits, courts don’t want plaintiffs bringing false advertising claims as antitrust…
  • Dec 5

    Mardi Gras bead dogs live

    Mardi Gras bead dogs live
    At least the trademark registration does.  Remember the Mardi Gras bead dog case, Nola Spice, in which the PTO accidentally accepted a Section 15 incontestability statement during the pendency of an appeal of an order cancelling the…
  • Dec 2

    ... and the Best Title of the Year award goes to Mark Lemley

    ... and the Best Title of the Year award goes to Mark Lemley
    Inventor Sued for Infringing His Own Patent. You Won't Believe What Happened NextMark A. Lemley Stanford Law SchoolNovember 30, 2016http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
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Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

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

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Dec 6

    IP Law Basics Part 4 – Copyright

    IP Law Basics Part 4 – Copyright
    This is the final installment of a four-part series on the basics of intellectual property law. The goal of this series is to provide individuals and business owners with a primer on the different types of intellectual property in the United…
  • Dec 2

    IP Law Basics Part 3 – Trademark

    IP Law Basics Part 3 – Trademark
    This is part three of a four-part series on the basics of intellectual property law. The goal of this series is to provide individuals and business owners with a primer on the different types of intellectual property in the United States,…
  • Nov 30

    IP Law Basics Part 2 – Patents and Trade Secret

    IP Law Basics Part 2 – Patents and Trade Secret
    This is part two of a four-part series on the basics of intellectual property law. The goal of this series is to provide individuals and business owners with a primer on the different types of intellectual property in the United States,…
Rank this Week: 4021

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business, immigration and real estate law. By Stok Folk + Kon, P.A.

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 6

    Federal Court Denies Florida Franchisor’s Arbitration Request Due to Contract Clause’s Specific

    Federal Court Denies Florida Franchisor’s Arbitration Request Due to Contract Clause’s Specific
    A former franchisee successfully defeated a multi-count lawsuit launched by its former franchisor, due to multiple weaknesses in the franchisor’s case. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida refused to order…
  • Dec 5

    Federal Regulators Freeze Assets of South Florida Woman who Ran Alleged Immigration Scam

    Federal Regulators Freeze Assets of South Florida Woman who Ran Alleged Immigration Scam
    The EB-5 immigrant investor program has provided considerable benefits to legitimate investors, immigrants and the communities where those investments take place. When, for example, an EB-5 investor uses the program to create affordable…
  • Dec 2

    High-Income Parents and Child Support in Florida

    High-Income Parents and Child Support in Florida
    A recent decision issued by the Fourth District Court of Appeal regarding the proper amount of child support to be paid by a father who made roughly $2 million annually addressed a sometimes challenging issue for the courts:  how to…
Rank this Week: 1938

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
Rank this Week: 2059

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Dec 6

    Five Non-Compete Agreements Myths in Texas for Employee

    Five Non-Compete Agreements Myths in Texas for Employee
    The old saying “ignorance is bliss” may be true in many situations, but not when it comes to non-compete agreements in Texas.  Over the years, I have identified five most common misconceptions about such agreements from my…
  • Dec 1

    A Texas Case Demonstrates Why Using Stock Non-Compete Agreements May Backfire

    A Texas Case Demonstrates Why Using Stock Non-Compete Agreements May Backfire
    Last month, a Texas Court of Appeals denied an insurance agency’s application for a temporary injunction against its former President because it held that the non-compete agreement, as written, did not restrict the President from…
  • Nov 28

    DOL Overtime Rules Blocked Nationwide by a Federal Court in Texa

    DOL Overtime Rules Blocked Nationwide by a Federal Court in Texa
    Last week, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a decision enjoining the Department of Labor (DOL) from enforcing its new overtime rules. State of Nevada et al. v. U.S. Department of Labor et…
Rank this Week: 2394

Delaware Chancery Law Blog

Delaware Chancery Law Blog

Covers corporate and commercial practice in the Delaware Court of Chancery. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawarechancery.foxrothschild.com/
  • Dec 6

    Delaware Dissolution Proceeding Dismissed in Favor of Prior Pending Litigation

    Delaware Dissolution Proceeding Dismissed in Favor of Prior Pending Litigation
    A question that is often posed to Delaware corporate practitioners is whether a non-Delaware court can dissolve a Delaware entity.  Certain jurisdictions, such as Texas, will generally decline to dissolve a foreign entity, while others…
  • Oct 28

    Enlargement of Word Count Requires Good Cause

    Enlargement of Word Count Requires Good Cause
    The recent letter order issued in the case of Kandell, et al. v. Niv, et al., C.A. No. 11812-VCG (Del. Ch. Oct. 14, 2016) illustrates the Court’s disfavor when parties stipulate to expand the word count of a brief on the eve of a…
  • Oct 26

    Fees Granted in Dell Inc. Appraisal Action

    Fees Granted in Dell Inc. Appraisal Action
    In the Dell Inc. appraisal action, the Court previously held that the fair value of Dell common stock at the effective time of the merger was $3.87 per share more than the merger price.  For a link to a prior post discussing the…
Rank this Week: 1978

Corporate Social Responsibility…

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law

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

http://www.csrandthelaw.com
Rank this Week: 3519

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 5

    Amended Unlawful Detainer Complaint Cannot Allege a Post-Filing Three-Day Notice

    Amended Unlawful Detainer Complaint Cannot Allege a Post-Filing Three-Day Notice
    Unlawful detainer law is filled with pitfalls for the unwary. For example, if the landlord realizes after the unlawful detainer complaint has been filed that its three day notice is invalid, can it simply serve a new three day notice, then…
  • Dec 5

    Amended Unlawful Detainer Complaint Cannot Allege a Post-Filing Three-Day Notice Served

    Amended Unlawful Detainer Complaint Cannot Allege a Post-Filing Three-Day Notice Served
    Unlawful detainer law is filled with pitfalls for the unwary. For example, if the landlord realizes after the unlawful detainer complaint has been filed that its three day notice is invalid, can it simply serve a new three day notice, then…
  • Nov 22

    USCIS ANNOUNCES AN INCREASE IN FILING FEES

    USCIS ANNOUNCES AN INCREASE IN FILING FEES
    USCIS ANNOUNCES AN INCREASE IN FILING FEES Effective December 23, 2016, there will be an increase in fees for applications and petitions filed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Some examples of the fee increase are: An…
Rank this Week: 3041

Maryland Business Law Developments

Maryland Business Law Developments

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

http://marylandbusinesslawdevelopments.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 5

    Schneider Elec. Bldgs. Critical Sys. v. W. Sur. Co. (Ct. of Special Appeals)

    Schneider Elec. Bldgs. Critical Sys. v. W. Sur. Co. (Ct. of Special Appeals)
    Filed: November 30, 2016Opinion by: Chief Judge Peter B. KrauserHolding:  Under Maryland law, a construction surety was not bound by an arbitration clause contained in a subcontractor’s contract with a third party, where, although…
  • Dec 1

    Yang v. G&C Gulf Inc. (Cir. Ct. Mont. Cnty)

    Yang v. G&C Gulf Inc. (Cir. Ct. Mont. Cnty)
    Filed: November 14, 2016Opinion by: Ronald B. RubinHolding: A putative class of defendant parking lot owners merited certification under Md. Rule 2-231 because it met the necessary requirements under sections (a) and (b) of the rule, given…
  • Nov 30

    Boudreaux v. MICROS Systems, Inc. (Ct. of Special Appeals, Unreported)

    Boudreaux v. MICROS Systems, Inc. (Ct. of Special Appeals, Unreported)
    Filed: August 19, 2016Opinion by: Judge Wright, Jr.Holding:  The mere statement of the existence of an offer, which is in excess of an accepted offer in a strategic transaction, is not sufficient to constitute a breach of a fiduciary…
Rank this Week: 3829

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers class action litigation, fraud, consumer law and shareholder disputes. By DiTommaso Lubin.

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 840