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Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

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

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: 7

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Jul 29

    Richmond is Hiring

    Richmond is Hiring
    From the law school at the University of Richmond: The University of Richmond School of Law seeks to fill two entry-level tenure-track positions for the 2017-2018 academic year, including one in corporate/transactional law. Candidates should…
  • Jun 23

    No-brainers and conflict

    No-brainers and conflict
    So, Elon Musk of both SolarCity and Tesla fame has announced a "no-brainer": the merger of SolarCity and Tesla. you can find a copy of SolarCity's offer to acquire Tesla here. Obviously, with Musk on both sides of this deal,...
  • Jun 15

    Evolution of Merger Agreement

    Evolution of Merger Agreement
    Anderson and Manns have posted a draft of a paper they presented at this year's AALS Transactional Law panel in NYC, The Inefficient Evolution of Merger Agreements. This paper is one of a couple of recent papers conducting empirical…
Rank this Week: 537

Global Trade & Sanctions Law

Global Trade & Sanctions Law

Covers business law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

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

    OFAC Authorizes Temporary Sojourn of US-Controlled Aircraft to Iran

    OFAC Authorizes Temporary Sojourn of US-Controlled Aircraft to Iran
    Today, OFAC issued new General License J (“GL J”) authorizing non-U.S. persons to reexport certain “Eligible Aircraft” to Iran. Importantly, GL J only applies to temporary sojourns, meaning that any sales or leases…
  • May 24

    US Terminates Arms Embargo Policy for Vietnam

    US Terminates Arms Embargo Policy for Vietnam
    On May 23, 2016, during President Obama’s visit to Ho Chi Minh City, the United States announced the termination its long-standing arms embargo policy for Vietnam. Exports of defense articles and defense services to Vietnam will still…
  • Apr 25

    OFAC Provides Helpful New Guidance for Cuba

    OFAC Provides Helpful New Guidance for Cuba
    The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) updated its FAQs for Cuba on April 21, 2016 with substantive guidance that addresses U-turn transactions, export policy, insurance, educational and humanitarian activities and leasing of property in…
Rank this Week: 3166

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/
  • Jul 29

    Request for Interim Fee Award Denied and Representative Plaintiff Disqualified

    Request for Interim Fee Award Denied and Representative Plaintiff Disqualified
    In a pair of related decisions issued on the same day, June 29, 2016, the Court of Chancery in Smollar v. Potarazu (here and here) made the unusual move of disqualifying a derivative plaintiff and his counsel, and granting a motion…
  • Jul 25

    Chancery Imposes Penalties for Not Saving Text Messages and Bad Faith Litigation

    Chancery Imposes Penalties for Not Saving Text Messages and Bad Faith Litigation
    Justin Forcier, an associate in the Delaware office of Eckert Seamans, prepared this overview. Key Issue Addressed: Fees imposed for bad faith litigation as well as for failure to preserve text messages and other mishandling of ESI. In re:…
  • Jul 11

    Firm Disqualified Based on Representation of Two Adverse Subsidiarie

    Firm Disqualified Based on Representation of Two Adverse Subsidiarie
    In my latest ethics column for The Bencher, the national publication of the American Inns of Court, I highlighted a recent decision by a federal district court in which a law firm was disqualified based on its representation of two…
Rank this Week: 143

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    ADR website was commercial speech for purposes of client's false advertising lawsuit

    ADR website was commercial speech for purposes of client's false advertising lawsuit
    JAMS, Inc. v. Superior Court of San Diego County, No. D069862, --- Cal. Rptr. 3d ----, 2016 WL 4014068 (Cal. Ct. App. Jul. 27, 2016)Kevin Kinsella sued JAMS, an ADR provider, and the Honorable Sheila Prell Sonenshine (Retired), alleging that…
  • Jul 29

    Design Patent Damages event in DC, Aug. 2

    Design Patent Damages event in DC, Aug. 2
    Details/RSVP here.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jul 28

    Court of appeals says FU to state university's TM claim

    Court of appeals says FU to state university's TM claim
    Florida International University Board of Trustees v. Florida National University, Inc., 2016 WL 4010164, --- F.3d ----, No. 15-11509 (11thCir. Jul. 26, 2016) FIU sued FNU for changing its name from Florida National College to Florida…
Rank this Week: 281

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
  • Jul 29

    MBBP Client Fanzcall Receives Backing from Red Sox’s David Ortiz

    MBBP Client Fanzcall Receives Backing from Red Sox’s David Ortiz
    Fanzcall, an interactive live sports game app, announced that Boston Red Sox’s David Ortiz is now a shareholder in the Waltham-based startup company.  Ortiz has an equity stake in the company, and will serve as an…
  • Jul 29

    Delaware Chancery Court Rules on “Fair Value” Doctrine

    Delaware Chancery Court Rules on “Fair Value” Doctrine
    The Delaware Chancery Court recently rejected the long-standing doctrine that the merger price in an arm’s-length transaction always represents fair value. The court carved out exceptions to the doctrine in two cases…
  • Jul 22

    Good News for Patent Holder

    Good News for Patent Holder
    By: Lisa Warren In what has been a seemingly rare occurrence in recent months, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently issued a pro-patentee decision in Immersion Corporation v. HTC Corporation and HTC America, Inc.,…
Rank this Week: 649

Pleasanton Business & Commercial…

Pleasanton Business & Commercial Law Blog

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

http://www.jgschwartzlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3223

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 1134

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/
  • Jul 29

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: July 25-29, 2016

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: July 25-29, 2016
    It’s been a very busy week in government contracting with the SBA issuing its final rule on the small business mentor-protege program. It has given us here at Koprince Law a lot to read over and blog about so that SmallGovCon readers…
  • Jul 27

    HUBZone Program: SBA Final Rule Brings Significant Change

    HUBZone Program: SBA Final Rule Brings Significant Change
    The HUBZone program will see significant changes to its rules as a result of major SBA changes set to take effect in late August. These changes apply generally to two aspects of the HUBZone program: that relating to the SBA’s processing…
  • Jul 26

    SDVOSB Joint Ventures: SBA Overhauls Requirement

    SDVOSB Joint Ventures: SBA Overhauls Requirement
    SDVOSB joint venture agreements will be required to look quite different after August 24, 2016.  That’s when a new SBA regulation takes effect–and the new regulation overhauls (and expands upon) the required provisions for…
Rank this Week: 1746

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Jul 29

    Lawsuit Against Abercrombie & Fitch to Go Forward as Class Action

    Lawsuit Against Abercrombie & Fitch to Go Forward as Class Action
    Well-known clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has taken plenty of media heat thanks to its restrictive “look policy.” At one time, they dictated everything from the length of employees’ fingernails to the color of…
  • Jul 22

    Court Rules in Favor of School District in Assault Case

    Court Rules in Favor of School District in Assault Case
    The Third Circuit Court has ruled in favor of a Pennsylvania school district in a lawsuit brought by the family of a student who was assaulted on a school campus. The assault occurred in the 2012-2013 school year at Chester High School, which…
  • Jul 15

    Ohio Charter School Sues Department of Education

    Ohio Charter School Sues Department of Education
    An online charter school in Ohio filed a lawsuit against the state’s Department of Education in an effort to block an attendance audit. The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, known as ECOT, advertises that it enrolls more than 15,000…
Rank this Week: 1046

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Jul 29

    Are Non-Compete Agreements Enforceable in Texas?

    Are Non-Compete Agreements Enforceable in Texas?
    Generally, Texas allows non-compete agreements between employers and employees as long as they are reasonable in scope, geographic area, and term, and meet a few other requirements. See my previous posts about those requirements…
  • Jul 20

    Texas Employment Hiring Checklist

    Texas Employment Hiring Checklist
    Whether a new business is preparing to hire its first employee or is revisiting its already-existing hiring procedures, making sure that the on-boarding process is done correctly and consistently will result in significant long-term benefits…
  • Jul 10

    Erasing Employer Files Costs Employee Severance Pay

    Erasing Employer Files Costs Employee Severance Pay
    The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, which presides over Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, recently held that an employer could deny employee his severance benefits under an ERISA benefits plan because the employee erased certain files from…
Rank this Week: 2310

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/
  • Jul 29

    Corporate Law At Tennessee Law

    Corporate Law At Tennessee Law
    They are looking, and the announcement is after the jump. POSITION NOTICE FACULTY POSITIONS The University of Tennessee College of...
  • Jul 25

    Legal Obligation in International Law and International Finance

    Legal Obligation in International Law and International Finance
    I've been writing some about international financial regulation this year. Here's my take on what IFR tells us about international...
  • Jul 21

    Congrats to Vic Fleischer!

    Congrats to Vic Fleischer!
    Glom emeritus, friend, and tax guru Vic Fleischer is headed for Capitol Hill to become become co-chief tax counsel for...
Rank this Week: 223

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business transactions, start-ups, and mergers. By Structure Law Group, LLP.

http://www.sanjosebusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    The Importance of the Employee Handbook with Respect to Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment in California

    The Importance of the Employee Handbook with Respect to Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment in California
    California law requires employers to take reasonable steps to prevent and address alleged discriminatory and harassing conduct, to provide a government-issued brochure on sexual harassment to all employees, and to conduct sexual harassment…
  • Jul 22

    Important Contracts for Startup

    Important Contracts for Startup
    Contracts are an integral part of conducting business and the necessity for certain contracts can arise from the very start of your company.
  • Jul 15

    LLCs – Fiduciary Duties of Members and Managers in California

    LLCs – Fiduciary Duties of Members and Managers in California
    Under the duty of loyalty, a managing member or manager is required to put the interests of the LLC above any their personal interests. This loyalty is manifested through managing members and managers acting honestly in any dealings with the…
Rank this Week: 1637

Austin Business Lawyer

Austin Business Lawyer

Commentary and information regarding the laws and regulations applicable to individuals, corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies (LLCs). By Gary L. Britt.

http://www.austinbusinesslawyer.info
  • Jul 29

    Maximize Deductions For Charity Travel

    Maximize Deductions For Charity Travel
    If you travel for charity, you may be able to lower your taxes.Here are some tax tips that you should know about deducting charity-related travel expenses:Qualified Charities.  To deduct your costs, you must volunteer for a qualified…
  • Jul 13

    IRS Collection Or Audit Notice - Letter: Don't Wait Get The Help You Need

    IRS Collection Or Audit Notice - Letter: Don't Wait Get The Help You Need
    Keep these important points in mind if you get a letter or notice:Don’t Ignore It.  You can respond to most IRS notices quickly and easily.Follow Instructions.  Read the notice carefully. It will tell you if you need to take…
  • Jun 28

    IRS To Hold Webinar For U.S. Overseas Taxpayers On Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

    IRS To Hold Webinar For U.S. Overseas Taxpayers On Foreign Earned Income Exclusion
    The Internal Revenue Service will hold a free online, web-based information session to assist U.S. overseas taxpayers in understanding the foreign earned income exclusion on Wednesday, June 29. In general, a U.S. citizen or a resident…
Rank this Week: 2931

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
  • Jul 29

    John Tasioulas, "Minimum Core Obligations: Human Rights in the Here and Now"

    John Tasioulas, "Minimum Core Obligations: Human Rights in the Here and Now"
    Professor Tasioulas discusses the notion of the ‘minimum core obligations’ associated with economic, social and cultural human rights, such as the rights to education and health. The idea of minimum core obligations, which is a…
  • May 13

    Martha Nussbaum, "Long Long Lives: Should We Want Them?"

    Martha Nussbaum, "Long Long Lives: Should We Want Them?"
    Today, as our capacity to prolong life increases, people dispute whether indefinite prolongation could possibly be good. A leading bioethicist, Ezekiel Emanuel (brother of Rahm) has written that we should all want to die at 75! I'll…
  • May 12

    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma"

    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma"
    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma: How to Secure Accountability for Crimes Against Humanity by a Recalcitrant Nuclear State?" Michael Kirby was a Justice of the High Court of Australia (1996-2009), the nation's highest appellate…
Rank this Week: 186

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 36

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
  • Jul 29

    Checklist: Moving for Summary Judgment

    Checklist: Moving for Summary Judgment
    Moving for summary judgment or summary adjudication is a complicated process. You start by considering whether it’s even appropriate to make the motion. Then you review the strict timing requirements. After that comes an evaluation of…
  • Jul 27

    Covering Costs in Contingent Fee Agreement

    Covering Costs in Contingent Fee Agreement
    When you’re working for a contingent fee, i.e., you’ll be paid a percentage of the recovery, don’t forget to discuss the payment of costs in your fee agreement with your client. Here’s what you’ll need…
  • Jul 25

    15 Steps to Forming a Nonprofit

    15 Steps to Forming a Nonprofit
    Clients come to you seeking to form a nonprofit corporation. As there are so many steps involved, use the following checklist to help you avoid costly mistakes. __   1.  Clear and reserve, if desired, the name of the…
Rank this Week: 693

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/
  • Jul 29

    Western Michigan University Business Law Professor Position

    Western Michigan University Business Law Professor Position
    Western Michigan University (Haworth College of Business) has an opening for a tenure-track assistant professor of business law. Details below the break. ------------ Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Business Law: FALL 2017 The Department…
  • Jul 29

    Business Law Professor Opening

    Business Law Professor Opening
    As in past years, I will maintain lists of law professor openings in the business areas (excluding commercial law-only posts) and legal studies professor openings outside of law schools. If your school has an opening that you would like…
  • Jul 28

    The University of Tennessee College of Law is Hiring Business Law Faculty!

    The University of Tennessee College of Law is Hiring Business Law Faculty!
    The position notice setting forth the details is set forth below. Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have. I will be serving on the Appointments Committee for these searches. +++++ POSITION NOTICE FACULTY POSITIONS The...
Rank this Week: 187

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
  • Jul 29

    Creditors’ Incentives to Monitor: The Impact of CEO Compensation Structure

    Creditors’ Incentives to Monitor: The Impact of CEO Compensation Structure
    The presence of equity-based incentives in executive pay, by linking the value of compensation to stock return volatility and to stock price, are seen as aligning the interests of managers with those of shareholders (Brockman et al. [2010];…
  • Jul 29

    Refreshing the Board

    Refreshing the Board
    Recent press coverage and updated proxy voting guidelines suggest that board refreshment is a topic on fire. It’s a subject that inspires strong feelings and competing perspectives on director tenure or board diversity—or both.…
  • Jul 29

    Weekly Roundup: July 22–July 28, 2016

    Weekly Roundup: July 22–July 28, 2016
    Bail-in and Market Stabilization Posted by Wolf-Georg Ringe, Copenhagen Business School and the University of Oxford, on Friday, July 22, 2016 Tags: Bailouts, Banks, Central banking, Failed banks, Financial crisis, Financial institutions,…
Rank this Week: 124

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

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

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for July 29

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for July 29
    If you enjoy Compliance Building, please join many of my other readers and support my Pan-Mass Challenge ride to fight cancer next week. (Thank you to those who have already donated.) I’m pedaling from the New York border to…
  • Jul 28

    The Rise of the Professional Whistleblower

    The Rise of the Professional Whistleblower
    With the proliferation of whistleblower regimes at regulatory agencies we should not be surprised that there are professional whistleblowers. The Securities and Exchange Commission gave its blessing earlier this year when it granted a…
  • Jul 27

    Rethinking Your SEC Introductory Presentation

    Rethinking Your SEC Introductory Presentation
    I was chatting with a compliance examiner from the Securities and Exchange Commission and heard that the format for private fund exams had changed. Given the complexity and diversity of business models for private funds, the SEC is trying to…
Rank this Week: 812

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: 3999

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

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

    PCAOB Joint Inspections: Are They Coming to an End in the EU?

    PCAOB Joint Inspections: Are They Coming to an End in the EU?
    Below is some news from Shas Das of Hunton & Williams. Shas recently joined Hunton from the PCAOB, most recently serving as an Associate Director in the PCAOB’s Office of International Affairs, where he negotiated bilateral…
  • Jul 28

    Selling Shareholders: Corp Fin Revises a CDI

    Selling Shareholders: Corp Fin Revises a CDI
    A few days ago, Corp Fin revised Regulation S-K CDI 140.02 – and withdrew reg S-K CDI 240.04. Revised CDI 140.02 now states: Question: If a selling security holder is not a natural person, how does a registrant satisfy the obligation in…
  • Jul 27

    Proxy Access: When Will We See Our 1st “Schedule 14N”?

    Proxy Access: When Will We See Our 1st “Schedule 14N”?
    With all the proxy statements now filed for this proxy season, we will have to continue to wait for our first “Schedule 14N.” You will recall that a Schedule 14N must be filed by any shareholder – from outside the company…
Rank this Week: 2218

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/
  • Jul 29

    Which Do You Use: Decisionmaking, Decision Making, or Decision-Making?

    Which Do You Use: Decisionmaking, Decision Making, or Decision-Making?
    Recently, UCLA Law School Professor Stephen Bainbridge wrote about his allegiance to writing “decision making” as two words.  In support, he cites the Chicago Manual of Style.  I think that the Manual actually makes…
  • Jul 28

    “Interim Final Temporary Rules”, Say What?

    “Interim Final Temporary Rules”, Say What?
    Visitors to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website will find a pull-down menu entitled “Regulation”.  One of the items on that menu has the oxymoronic title of “Interim Final Temporary…
  • Jul 27

    CARULLCA Amendment Purporting To Eliminate Surprise May Do The Opposite

    CARULLCA Amendment Purporting To Eliminate Surprise May Do The Opposite
    Readers will know that I’m no fan of California’s Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (aka CARULLCA).  As originally enacted, the law was rife with technical errors.  As the legislature…
Rank this Week: 231

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: 1394

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Jul 28

    Third Round of Frisbee Photo

    Third Round of Frisbee Photo
    The collectors’ edition D&O Diary Frisbees we have sent to interested readers have proven to be both ornamental and functional, as reflected in the latest round of readers’ pictures. And the Frisbees have once again proven to…
  • Jul 28

    Guest Post: Second Circuit Expands the IndyMac Rule

    Guest Post: Second Circuit Expands the IndyMac Rule
    One of the important and recurring issues under the federal securities laws is the question of whether or not American Pipe tolling applies to the statute of repose in the securities laws’ liability provisions. Specifically, the…
  • Jul 27

    Insurer’s Coverage Denial Relieves Policyholder’s Obligation to Obtain Consent to Settlement

    Insurer’s Coverage Denial Relieves Policyholder’s Obligation to Obtain Consent to Settlement
    In the latest development in the long-running battle of J.P. Morgan Chase, as successor in interest to Bear Stearns, to try to obtain insurance coverage for amounts Bear Stearns paid to resolve an SEC investigation of alleged deceptive market…
Rank this Week: 219

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
  • Jul 28

    Avoiding Double Gifts Under the New Wills Law

    Avoiding Double Gifts Under the New Wills Law
    An unintended consequence of British Columbia’s revised legislation on wills and estates is the possibility that a gift to someone may be inadvertently doubled. The Wills, Estates and Succession Act (WESA), section 6, provides that…
  • May 6

    Mediation: Stumbling Blocks to Overcome

    Mediation: Stumbling Blocks to Overcome
    One issue that often bedevils a mediator is the role of legal counsel at the Mediation. The goal from the mediator’s perspective is to encourage the parties to find a settlement. A Mediation that does not arrive at a settlement, or does…
  • Mar 29

    Can an Arbitrator conduct his or her own Research? (Part 2)

    Can an Arbitrator conduct his or her own Research? (Part 2)
    In my last post, I addressed the question of whether an Arbitrator should conduct his or her own independent research of the facts outside of the evidence presented by the Parties. Now I want to address the second part of that question which…
Rank this Week: 4765

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jul 28

    The Economist gets letters on executive compensation, which I answer for them

    The Economist gets letters on executive compensation, which I answer for them
    Last week's issue of The Economist had three letters to the editor on executive compensation that seemed noteworthy: Regarding executive pay (“Neither rigged nor fair”, June 25th) what harm would... [[ This is a content summary…
  • Jul 27

    Decision making and decision-making versus decisionmaking

    Decision making and decision-making versus decisionmaking
    Once again, I have run into a law review that has adopted the convention of using decisionmaking as a one word unhyphenated noun and adjective. I hate to be pedantic about this, but the Chicago... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jul 26

    When CEO pay was modest: It was a different time and that matter

    When CEO pay was modest: It was a different time and that matter
    Fascinating new paper by my colleague Steve Bank, along with Brian Cheffins and Harrell Wells: CEO pay is a controversial issue in America but there was a time, often overlooked today, when chief... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 80

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

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

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Jul 28

    Employment Law for Foreigner

    Employment Law for Foreigner
    This post is about employment law. It is directed particularly to people from other countries who are not familiar with U.S. employment practices. It is based on my answer to a Quora question.  Please see What are the most important…
  • Jul 21

    $800 Franchise Tax is Due Even if LLC is Canceled

    $800 Franchise Tax is Due Even if LLC is Canceled
    This post about California’s $800 franchise tax is based on my recent answer to a Quora question. Q.: In California, can someone shut down an LLC before the $800 franchise tax is due on the 15th day of the 4th month? A.: One can…
  • Jun 23

    Trade Secrets Receive Federal Protection

    Trade Secrets Receive Federal Protection
    This post discusses the civil and criminal protections for trade secrets available since May 12, 2016 under the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA). Relevant definitions in the DTSA roughly follow – with numerous modest…
Rank this Week: 1748

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/
  • Jul 28

    501(c)(3) Organizations & the Ban on "Intervening" with Political Campaign

    501(c)(3) Organizations & the Ban on "Intervening" with Political Campaign
    A recent post by Benjamin Leff on The Surly Subgroup highlights the 50+ year ban on 501(c)(3) organizations (here, specifically churches) “intervening” in a campaign for public office. Arguments for and against the ban range from an…
  • Jul 7

    Town and Tech in San Francisco

    Town and Tech in San Francisco
    The Guardian reports that under a proposal in San Francisco: “large tech employers in the city, potentially including Google, Twitter, Uber, Airbnb and Salesforce, would be required to pay a 1.5% payroll tax. The estimated $120m in annual…
  • Jul 7

    Public Trust in UK Charities at All Time Low

    Public Trust in UK Charities at All Time Low
    The Nonprofit Times Reports that trust in charities in the UK has fallen to its lowest level, declining 10% over the past two years. The article cites concerns about aggressive fundraising practices, charities more concerned in sustaining…
Rank this Week: 1277

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/
  • Jul 28

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (July 28, 2016)

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (July 28, 2016)
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 191 Is Rule of Law an Equilibrium Without Private Ordering? Gillian K. Hadfield and Barry R. Weingast USC Law School and Department of Economics and…
  • Jul 27

    Forum Selection Clauses in Moving Contract

    Forum Selection Clauses in Moving Contract
    As anyone who's ever moved knows full well, it's a fraught process. Finding good movers can be challenging, and untangling the relationships between the parties involved in your move even more challenging: which company is storing, which…
  • Jul 25

    Non-Competes: An Internet Show Is Not a Radio Show

    Non-Competes: An Internet Show Is Not a Radio Show
    A recent case out of the Eastern District of Michigan, Burke v. Cumulus Media, Inc., Case No. 16-cv-11220 (behind paywall), has some interesting things to say about the impact of the Internet on non-competes you may be drafting. In the...
Rank this Week: 439

One World International Practice…

One World International Practice Blog

Covers judicial and regulatory decisions as well as topics and trends in international litigation, international dispute resolution, and international investigations, regulatory compliance, and enforcement. By Cadwaladar.

http://blog.internationalpractice.org/
  • Jul 28

    Sanchez v. Crocs, Inc.: The Tenth Circuit Address Extraterritoriality

    Sanchez v. Crocs, Inc.: The Tenth Circuit Address Extraterritoriality
    In Sanchez v. Crocs, Inc., 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 13285 (10th Cir. 2016), the Tenth Circuit addressed whether, after Morrison v. National Australia Bank Ltd., 561 U.S. 247 (2010), a plaintiff has standing, under § 10(b) of the Securities…
  • Jul 14

    Another District Court Examines Extraterritoriality of the Alien Tort Statute

    Another District Court Examines Extraterritoriality of the Alien Tort Statute
    Ates v. Gülen, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 84685 (M.D. Penn. June 29, 2016),  is one of the recent cases to examine the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) since the Supreme Court’s decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., 133 S. Ct.…
  • Jul 11

    The Supreme Court Considers Extraterritoriality of RICO

    The Supreme Court Considers Extraterritoriality of RICO
    RJR Nabisco, Inc. v. European Cmty, 26 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. S 263, is one of the rare cases by the Supreme Court that addresses an important issue of international practice. The case arises from a suit brought by the European Community and 26…
Rank this Week: 1569

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/
Rank this Week: 653

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Florida Foreign Will Probate

    Florida Foreign Will Probate
    Florida foreign will probate (also known as Ancillary Probate, or Secondary Probate) is unavoidable if a non-Florida resident dies while owning property in Florida. The process can be simpler than the regular probate process. Though the…
  • Jul 26

    Void or Voidable Contract

    Void or Voidable Contract
    This is a series of posts about contract terms to help you understand your business better. To see the previous post in this series, click this link: Post 1, Post 2, Post 3, Post 4, Post 5.  Post 6. Contract Glossary of…
  • Jul 21

    International Estate Planning Concern

    International Estate Planning Concern
    Everyone who owns property inside and outside the United States needs to invest in estate planning. It can be a straightforward, but there are some unique international estate planning concerns  that arise when…
Rank this Week: 632

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/
  • Jul 28

    Cybersecurity: M&A Due Diligence

    Cybersecurity: M&A Due Diligence
    In this report, there are a number of findings about cybersecurity due diligence in M&A, including: – 80% say cybersecurity issues are highly important in due diligence – 77% say importance of a target’s cybersecurity…
  • Jul 25

    How Many Companies Are Being Targeted By Hedge Fund Activists?

    How Many Companies Are Being Targeted By Hedge Fund Activists?
    Here’s an excerpt from this PwC memo on hedge fund activism: Neither size nor status is a defense. Nearly 1,300 unique companies were activated against from 2010 to 2015. In 2015 alone, 343 public US companies were targets; 113 have…
  • Jul 21

    Spinoffs: IRS Changes Course With “Active Trade or Business Requirement” Proposal

    Spinoffs: IRS Changes Course With “Active Trade or Business Requirement” Proposal
    Here’s news via this summary of this memo (also see these memos in our “Spinoffs” Practice Area): On July 14, 2016, the IRS and Treasury Department released proposed regulations regarding tax-free spinoffs by a parent…
Rank this Week: 1140

AMS Counsel Blawg

AMS Counsel Blawg

Covers business law, employment agreements, and start-up considerations. By Anne Marie Segal.

http://annemariesegal.com/
Rank this Week: 3986

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Government Contracts Legal Forum

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

http://www.governmentcontractslegalforum.com/
Rank this Week: 1216

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/
  • Jul 27

    SEC Amends Form 10-K to Make Annual Reports User Friendly

    SEC Amends Form 10-K to Make Annual Reports User Friendly
    The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) recently issued an interim rule that amends the Form 10-K; a form certain publicly traded companies annually file to give a complete review of the company’s business and its…
  • Jul 26

    SEC Order Permits Companies to Use In-Line Structured Data Filing

    SEC Order Permits Companies to Use In-Line Structured Data Filing
    A recent order from the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) permits companies to file financial statements with the SEC in a new format. Companies may now use Inline XBRL, which embeds structured data in the filing. The…
  • Jul 22

    IRS Implements New Safeguards for Income Verification Express Service

    IRS Implements New Safeguards for Income Verification Express Service
    The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) is implementing new requirements for taxpayers who use the Income Verification Express Service (“IVES”), a service companies use when signing off on the incomes of loan applicants.…
Rank this Week: 3234

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: 746

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Jul 27

    Anhörung zum FINMA-Rundschreiben „Tätigkeit als Finanzintermediär nach GwG“

    Anhörung zum FINMA-Rundschreiben „Tätigkeit als Finanzintermediär nach GwG“
    Die Eidgenössische Finanzmarktaufsicht FINMA hat am 11. Juli 2016 die Anhörung zur Anpassung des FINMA-Rundschreibens 2011/1 „Tätigkeit als Finanzintermediär nach GwG“ eröffnet (siehe Medienmitteilung).…
  • Jul 24

    Europäischer Datenschutzbeauftragter veröffentlicht Leitfaden für EU-Organe und Einrichtungen zum Umgang mit Whistleblowern

    Europäischer Datenschutzbeauftragter veröffentlicht Leitfaden für EU-Organe und Einrichtungen zum Umgang mit Whistleblowern
    Der Europäische Datenschutzbeauftragte (EDSB) veröffentlichte am 18. Juli 2016 einen Leitfaden mit Verfahrensregeln zum Umgang mit externen sowie internen Whistleblowern („Guidelines on processing personal information within a…
  • Jul 23

    Tax Freedom Days 2015

    Tax Freedom Days 2015
    Die Eidgenössische Steuerverwaltung (ESTV) hat am 13. Juli 2016 die sog. Tax Freedom Days für die Einkommenssteuern von Bund, Kanton und Gemeinde für das Jahr 2015 publiziert. Die Tax Freedom Days zeigen auf, wie lange jemand…
Rank this Week: 846

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1492

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Focuses on complliance, corporate governance, disclosure, mergers and tax issues. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.corporatesecuritieslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 323

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Jul 27

    Last Chance to Nominate Suits by Suits for the ABA Blawg 100!

    Last Chance to Nominate Suits by Suits for the ABA Blawg 100!
    Every year, the ABA Journal selects 100 of the best law blogs. It is currently accepting nominations for the 10th annual version of this list. If you enjoy reading Suits by Suits, we hope that you’ll take a few moments to nominate…
  • Jul 26

    Employees Who Don’t Cooperate With Company Investigations Can Be Terminated for Cause

    Employees Who Don’t Cooperate With Company Investigations Can Be Terminated for Cause
    When a company learns that its employees may have done something unlawful, it should try to get the facts and figure out whether wrongdoing actually occurred. One way to do this is to conduct an internal investigation, in which attorneys or…
  • Jul 19

    Active Shooter Drill Backfires on Employer

    Active Shooter Drill Backfires on Employer
    After a spate of horrific shootings at schools and businesses across the country, employers started conducting unannounced “active shooter” drills to train employees how to react if a murderous gunman shows up at their workplace.…
Rank this Week: 930

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/
  • Jul 27

    The Definition of “Accredited Investor” and Why It Matter

    The Definition of “Accredited Investor” and Why It Matter
    The definition of accredited investor is a topic we’ve touched on briefly in several posts throughout the years, but today’s post dives specifically into the definition of “accredited investor” as defined in Rule 501…
  • Jul 25

    Non-waivable Provisions of the Washington Limited Liability Company Act

    Non-waivable Provisions of the Washington Limited Liability Company Act
    Significant changes to the Washington Limited Liability Company Act went into effect on January 1 of this year. As I wrote in a previous blog post on the Washington Limited Liability Company Act changes, the changes were intended to make…
  • Jul 11

    Important Considerations When Transferring LLC Ownership Interest

    Important Considerations When Transferring LLC Ownership Interest
    When buying or selling an ownership interest in an LLC, it’s important to consider several key issues that may affect the transaction. Today’s post highlights some of these important considerations when transferring LLC ownership…
Rank this Week: 1867

Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

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

http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com
  • Jul 27

    Work Comp: Why The Right To Re-Petition Is Important

    Work Comp: Why The Right To Re-Petition Is Important
    A recent workers’ compensation settlement made local news. An Athens city employee fell when a walkway came loose. He suffered significant injuries — requiring surgeries on both knees. He then returned to work at the same or…
  • Jun 30

    Alabama Reports Sharp Drop In Uninsured Driver

    Alabama Reports Sharp Drop In Uninsured Driver
    Back in 2011 and 2012, I wrote several posts discussing Alabama’s problem with uninsured drivers. At that time, Alabama had one of the highest rates of uninsured drivers in the United States. Those posts included: Alabama’s…
  • Jun 2

    Work Comp in Alabama: The Vocational Rehabilitation Myth

    Work Comp in Alabama: The Vocational Rehabilitation Myth
    Our workers’ compensation system was intended to help restore injured workers — to truly restore injured workers instead of shuffling them through the system. Yet, it has evolved into something far different. Many injured…
Rank this Week: 4162