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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: 1222

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 1

    Section 13(d) Reporting: A Securities Regulation Hot Mess?

    Section 13(d) Reporting: A Securities Regulation Hot Mess?
    As I earlier noted, on June 23rd, I moderated a teleconference on proposals to shorten the Section 13(d) reporting period, currently fixed by statute and regulation at 10 days. If you don't mind registering with Proxy Mosaic, you can…
  • Jul 1

    Greenfield & Winkler on Recent Supreme Court Cases & Corporate Personhood

    Greenfield & Winkler on Recent Supreme Court Cases & Corporate Personhood
    Last week Kent Greenfield and Adam Winkler published "The U.S. Supreme Court's Cultivation of Corporate Personhood," in the Atlantic discussing two recent Supreme Court opinions. Greenfield and Winkler covered the ruling in Horne v.…
  • Jun 30

    It May Be Dumb, But Short-Termism Can Be A Valid Business Strategy

    It May Be Dumb, But Short-Termism Can Be A Valid Business Strategy
    Last week, S.E.C Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher, gave a speech, Activism, Short-Termism, and the SEC: Remarks at the 21st Annual Stanford Directors’ College. I agree with many of Commissioner Gallagher's views on short-termism, and (I…
Rank this Week: 205

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 1

    What’s NOT Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege?

    What’s NOT Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege?
    The attorney-client privilege (Evid C §§950–962) protects a client from disclosure of confidential communications between attorney and client. But not every communication between attorney and client is protected. Do you know…
  • Jun 29

    First Case Under RULLCA Highlights Important New Remedy

    First Case Under RULLCA Highlights Important New Remedy
    The following is a guest blog post by Michael J. Thomas, a solo practitioner and founder of Creative Vision Legal, a Bay Area law firm offering legal services tailored to artists, musicians, and small business owners.  Finally,…
  • Jun 26

    2 Reasons to Go for Defendant’s Default

    2 Reasons to Go for Defendant’s Default
    A default occurs when a defendant served with a complaint doesn’t file the appropriate response within the time allowed. CCP §§585–586. After a defendant is in default, a plaintiff may file a request for entry of default…
Rank this Week: 2529

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jul 1

    Antitrust Chronicle Summer 2015, Volume 6 Number 2

    Antitrust Chronicle Summer 2015, Volume 6 Number 2
    Compliance Complexities Joseph Murphy, Jun 30, 2015 Agency Assessments of Compliance Programs No matter what an agency may say in speeches about the importance of compliance and ethics efforts, if it ignores good programs in practice, then…
  • Jul 1

    From Imitation to Collusion - A Comment

    From Imitation to Collusion - A Comment
    Jörg Oechssler, University of Heidelberg, Alex Roomets, Franklin and Marshall College, and Stefan Roth, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona offer From Imitation to Collusion - A Comment. ABSTRACT: In oligopoly, imitating the most successful…
  • Jul 1

    A simple way to identify the degree of collusion under proportional reduction

    A simple way to identify the degree of collusion under proportional reduction
    Oleksandr Shcherbakov and Naoki Wakamori, both University of Mannheimm offer A simple way to identify the degree of collusion under proportional reduction. ABSTRACT: Proportional reduction is a common cartel practice, in which cartel members…
Rank this Week: 28

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Jul 1

    How to Allocate Broken Deal Expenses After the KKR Case?

    How to Allocate Broken Deal Expenses After the KKR Case?
    The Securities and Exchange Commission charged Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) with misallocating more than $17 million in “broken deal” expenses to its private equity funds as a breach of KKR’s fiduciary duty. The…
  • Jun 30

    Allocation of Broken Deal Expense

    Allocation of Broken Deal Expense
    The Securities and Exchange Commission charged Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) with misallocating more than $17 million in “broken deal” expenses to its private equity funds. The SEC found this to be a breach of…
  • Jun 29

    SEC Loosens the Standards in Trade Monitoring

    SEC Loosens the Standards in Trade Monitoring
    One of the more difficult aspects of a private equity fund when it registers as an investment adviser is dealing with the Rule 204A-1 requirement of monitoring employee trading. The SEC recently issued guidance on the applicability to managed…
Rank this Week: 406

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/
  • Jul 1

    Ace to Buy Chubb for $28.3 Billion

    Ace to Buy Chubb for $28.3 Billion
    The deal will combine two large providers of property and casualty insurance and comes as insurers are looking to increase their scale and product mix.
  • Jul 1

    Tsipras Signals Greece May Accept Bailout Term

    Tsipras Signals Greece May Accept Bailout Term
    In a letter to the country’s creditors, the Greek prime minister said Athens was “prepared to accept” a deal with some modifications on contentious points like pension cuts and tax increases.
  • Jul 1

    News: Morning Agenda: Tsipras Signals Acceptance of Creditors’ Term

    News: Morning Agenda: Tsipras Signals Acceptance of Creditors’ Term
    Tsipras Signals Acceptance of Creditors’ Terms | How Puerto Rico’s Debt Got Out of Control | Cautious Optimism as Merger Deals Near Peak Level
Rank this Week: 6

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/
  • Jul 1

    What is a GRAT?

    What is a GRAT?
    A GRAT is a Grantor Retained Annuity Trust and is a special type of irrevocable trust that allows the settlor, or trust maker, to transfer assets to this trust and receive an annual annuity payment for a certain amount of years. When the term…
  • Jun 30

    How to terminate a rental agreement in Florida

    How to terminate a rental agreement in Florida
    If a tenant does not pay rent in Florida, a landlord can evict the tenant if he or she follows the correct procedures as defined in the Florida statutes. Florida law no longer allows “self-help” evictions, which few states…
  • Jun 30

    Funding a trust with out of state property

    Funding a trust with out of state property
        A living trust, revocable trust, or asset protection trust can be a great estate planning tool that offers a number of benefits, such as allowing assets to pass to beneficiaries without going through probate and avoid the claims…
Rank this Week: 761

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 1

    Public Pension Funds’ Shareholder-Proposal Activism

    Public Pension Funds’ Shareholder-Proposal Activism
    America’s largest publicly traded companies are facing more shareholder proposals in 2015, driven principally by a “proxy access” campaign led by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, who oversees the city’s $160…
  • Jun 30

    The Role of Chief Compliance Officers Must be Supported

    The Role of Chief Compliance Officers Must be Supported
    Chief Compliance Officers of Investment Advisers (CCOs) play an important and crucial role in fostering integrity in the securities industry. They are responsible for making sure that their firms comply with the rules that apply to their…
  • Jun 30

    Amendments to the DGCL

    Amendments to the DGCL
    Senate Bill 75, which contains several important amendments to the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (the “DGCL”), was signed by Delaware Governor Jack Markell on June 24, 2015. As described in this post, the 2015…
Rank this Week: 61

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 1

    Uber's New (No) Privacy Policy

    Uber's New (No) Privacy Policy
    Uber has announced changes to its privacy policy which take effect July 15. These changes would allow Uber to do more than rate you - it would allow them to keep detailed information about your whereabouts even when you are...
  • Jun 30

    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 1 204 A Crib Sheet for Contracts Profs Victor P. Goldberg Columbia Law School 2 158 The Influence of Comparative Law on the English Law…
  • Jun 29

    SCOTUS decision on the Spiderman Contract

    SCOTUS decision on the Spiderman Contract
    Given the major U.S. Supreme Court opinions that were released last week, it's no surprise that the one involving contracts, Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC, didn't make the headlines. The case involved an agreement for the sale of a…
Rank this Week: 293

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Jul 1

    PCAOB’s New Concept Release on Audit Quality Indicator

    PCAOB’s New Concept Release on Audit Quality Indicator
    Yesterday, the PCAOB agreed to issue a concept release about the content and possible uses of audit quality indicators, measures that may provide new insights into audit quality (the actual concept release isn’t posted yet –…
  • Jun 30

    Conflicting Shareholder Proposals: Are Companies Asking for a Trump Card?

    Conflicting Shareholder Proposals: Are Companies Asking for a Trump Card?
    Here’s a blog from Adam Kanzer of Domini Social Investments based on his recent comment letter sent to the SEC: According to a series of letters submitted on behalf of the issuer community, including a joint letter submitted by five…
  • Jun 29

    Pay Ratio Rumor: Will the SEC Adopt Rules on August 5th?

    Pay Ratio Rumor: Will the SEC Adopt Rules on August 5th?
    We’ve had false start rumors before about when the SEC will adopt pay ratio rules – but this time it feels different given the heightened political attacks against the SEC. The latest is this Bloomberg article indicating the rules…
Rank this Week: 269

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    UK ad regulator disapproves of negative puffery

    UK ad regulator disapproves of negative puffery
    One big difference between the US and the EU in comparative advertising is that what we would consider negative puffery, like "overpriced," the EU bans as not sufficiently objective.  In this ASA adjudication, the advertiser both ran a…
  • Jun 30

    Trademark scholars roundtable: the consumer in different context

    Trademark scholars roundtable: the consumer in different context
    Session 3:  The Consumer in Different Trade Mark ContextsDo the questions that we have looked at in the first two sessions vary in different trademark and adjacent contexts? Is assessment of the reaction of the average consumer in trade…
  • Jun 30

    DMCA exemption followup

    DMCA exemption followup
    The OTW/EFF response to the Copyright Office’s additional questions, filed yesterday, is now available.  Of note, the Copyright Office asked us about the extent to which K-12 students and teachers were covered by the existing…
Rank this Week: 199

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 1

    Why Foreign Corporations Might Not Care Where You Live

    Why Foreign Corporations Might Not Care Where You Live
    I noticed the following description of California’s principal “pseudo-foreign” corporation statute in a recently filed registration statement: Section 2115(b) of the California Corporations Code imposes certain requirements…
  • Jun 30

    Unwaivable Statutes May Doom Forum Selection Provision

    Unwaivable Statutes May Doom Forum Selection Provision
    Nearly four years ago, I wrote this post asking whether California’s anti-waiver statute voids choice of forum agreements.  The statute in question was California Corporations Code Section 25701 which provides: Any condition,…
  • Jun 29

    New LLC Is Not Delivered By Sale Membership Interest

    New LLC Is Not Delivered By Sale Membership Interest
    Readers of this blog should be well aware of California’s general antipathy to covenants not to compete.  See The Point Of An Unenforceable Noncompete May Be Very Sharp Indeed,Covenants Not To Compete – Fourth DCA…
Rank this Week: 451

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 37

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: 239

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
  • Jun 30

    Tax Tips For Students With Summer Job

    Tax Tips For Students With Summer Job
    Here are some tips students should know about summer jobs and taxes:Withholding and Estimated Tax.  If you are an employee, your employer withholds tax from your paychecks. If you are self-employed, you may have to pay estimated tax…
  • Jun 30

    Applicable Federal Rates Published

    Applicable Federal Rates Published
    Revenue Ruling 2015-15 provides various prescribed rates for federal income tax purposes including the applicable federal interest rates, the adjusted applicable federal interest rates, the adjusted federal long-term rate, the adjusted…
  • Jun 29

    Federal And State Tax And Estate Planning Benefits Now Extended To Same Sex Couple

    Federal And State Tax And Estate Planning Benefits Now Extended To Same Sex Couple
    Here is a brief summary of some of the tax and estate planning benefits now available to same sex couples in all states.Income taxes. Married same-sex couples can now file joint state income tax returns, which typically leads to a lower tax …
Rank this Week: 2919

Autolaw

Autolaw

Covers issues and legal challenges facing California auto dealers. By Chris Bruni.

http://autolaw.typepad.com/autolaw/
  • Jun 30

    Grind It Out

    Grind It Out
    Ever think about a brake grinder? It's a stand alone tool. Not much too it. Turn it on, it spins. Not much harm there. But when you use it to grind brakes, and the brakes contain asbestos, well in California,...
  • Apr 30

    Locked Out

    Locked Out
    Sometimes expert witnesses win cases, or at least help win important motions before the court. A California Federal Court judge reinforced this theory last week. The case involved claims against American Honda for allegedly selling cars with…
  • Mar 31

    Hit the Brake

    Hit the Brake
    I recently came across an interesting case filed in New York. An auto mechanic brought suit against Ford USA for exposure to asbestos containing brake parts stemming from his work as a mechanic in Ireland. Ford filed a motion for...
Rank this Week: 1646

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Jun 30

    An Active First Half for Securities Class Action Litigation

    An Active First Half for Securities Class Action Litigation
    The first half of 2015 was an active period for new securities class action lawsuit filings. The filings through the year’s first six months suggest we are on pace for the highest annual number of new filings since 2011. The heightened…
  • Jun 29

    D&O Insurance: A Question of “Capacity”

    D&O Insurance: A Question of “Capacity”
    In  a recent post in which I discussed the “basic value proposition” of D&O insurance, I noted that among the five indispensable elements required in order for coverage under a D&O insurance policy to exist is the…
  • Jun 29

    D&O Insurance: A Question of “Capacity”

    D&O Insurance: A Question of “Capacity”
    In  a recent post in which I discussed the “basic value proposition” of D&O insurance, I noted that among the five indispensable elements required in order for coverage under a D&O insurance policy to exist is the…
Rank this Week: 690

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jun 30

    Richard Epstein raises "Hard Questions On Same-Sex Marriage"

    Richard Epstein raises "Hard Questions On Same-Sex Marriage"
    Highly recommended reading [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jun 30

    Fee Shifting: Delaware's Self-Inflicted Wound

    Fee Shifting: Delaware's Self-Inflicted Wound
    I've just posted a new article to SSRN: Abstract: In a 2014 opinion (ATP Tour, Inc. v. Deutscher Tennis Bund), the Delaware Supreme Court upheld a fee-shifting bylaw, which required unsuccessful... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jun 29

    Inside Higher Ed on SSM and the Bob Jones Precedent

    Inside Higher Ed on SSM and the Bob Jones Precedent
    Inside Higher Ed ponders the future of small evangelical colleges post-Obergefell: Friday's Supreme Court decision that states must authorize and recognize gay and lesbian marriages could create... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 86

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Jun 30

    California Franchise Legislation (AB 525) Moving Through Senate - Franchise Law, Disputes and Compliance.

    California Franchise Legislation (AB 525) Moving Through Senate - Franchise Law, Disputes and Compliance.
    On Monday, June 29, 2015, California State Assembly Bill (AB) 525 was considered by the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee. If passed by the Senate, AB 525 will amend the existing California Franchise Relations…
  • Jun 30

    Figures Don't Lie, but Liars Figure. - Franchise Law, Disputes and Compliance.

    Figures Don't Lie, but Liars Figure. - Franchise Law, Disputes and Compliance.
    This is the first of a three articles intended to raise investment care sensitivities. They are offered as a gesture of concern about what I see happening to people who invest in new and in old/over the hill franchise...
  • Jun 29

    How to Accomplish Important Goals - Operation

    How to Accomplish Important Goals - Operation
    Setting Goals is important understanding the why behind your goals is critical. Learn 3 steps that will almost guarantee you the results you desire. It is something of a cultural phenomenon for everyone to focus on future goals and...
Rank this Week: 1086

Consumer Class Lawyers Blog

Consumer Class Lawyers Blog

Covers business and injury law. By Cafferty Clobes Meriwether & Sprengel LLP.

http://www.consumerclasslawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Benjamin Moore Arborcoat Bubbles, Peels, Cracks, and Fade

    Benjamin Moore Arborcoat Bubbles, Peels, Cracks, and Fade
    Visitors to the blog are well aware of our concern with (supposedly) durable acrylic deck stains marketed by Rust-Oleum, Olympic and Behr. The story goes that instead of having to re-stain your deck every year in order to preserve your wood,…
  • Jun 10

    Flushable Wipes Anything But

    Flushable Wipes Anything But
    The moist wipe industry is big business in United States.  In 2012, flushable wipes accounted for about 14 percent of the $4 billion wet wipes market. Almost any manufacturer in the toilet paper game makes a “flushable”…
  • Apr 7

    Behr Premium DeckOver®: Although it should Last Years, it Bubbles, Peels, Cracks, and Fades in Month

    Behr Premium DeckOver®: Although it should Last Years, it Bubbles, Peels, Cracks, and Fades in Month
    Staining your deck is a tough task. As anyone who’s done it knows (this author included), staining is time-consuming, expensive and difficult. You have to wash and clean your deck, make sure the weather will hold for days, and then…
Rank this Week: 3797

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/
  • Jun 30

    New Pennsylvania Law on Business Entity Transactions Effective July 1, 2015

    New Pennsylvania Law on Business Entity Transactions Effective July 1, 2015
    New provisions to Pennsylvania law relating to corporations and unincorporated associations will become effective July 1, 2015. The provisions became law on October 22, 2014 via Pennsylvania Act 172. The primary goal of the new law is to…
  • Jun 17

    Time to Start Thinking About Filing an Annual Tax Assessment Appeal

    Time to Start Thinking About Filing an Annual Tax Assessment Appeal
    It is that time again to start thinking about whether you want to file an assessment appeal challenging the assessed value of your real estate.  Property taxes are based on the assessed value of real estate, and the assessed value of the…
  • May 29

    I’m 30 Years Old, Married, an Attorney, and I Just Got My Estate Plan in Order

    I’m 30 Years Old, Married, an Attorney, and I Just Got My Estate Plan in Order
    I know, I know. I first learned about the value of an estate plan in my second-year trusts and estates class…seven years ago. I’ve been practicing law for almost five years. And despite recommending the importance of estate…
Rank this Week: 1166

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

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

http://www.canadianappeals.com
  • Jun 30

    More Oil for a Slippery Slope: Quebec Court of Appeal Authorizes Class Action Against the Vehicle Manufacturer KIA

    More Oil for a Slippery Slope: Quebec Court of Appeal Authorizes Class Action Against the Vehicle Manufacturer KIA
    By Emira Tufo On June 12th, in Martel c. KIA Canada inc. (2015 QCCA 1033), the Quebec Court of Appeal reversed a ruling of the Superior Court which had refused to authorize a class action against a vehicle manufacturer, KIA, for allegedly…
  • Jun 18

    The SCC Monitor (18/06/2015)

    The SCC Monitor (18/06/2015)
    A Commentary on Recent Legal Developments by the Canadian Appeals MonitorBy Sam Rogers The Supreme Court of Canada has recently dismissed two leave applications and granted leave in one case that will be of interest to our readers. These…
  • Jun 16

    Melting Pot or Mosaic? The Ongoing Culture Shift since Hryniak

    Melting Pot or Mosaic? The Ongoing Culture Shift since Hryniak
    By Kelli McAllister Over the past year, courts across Canada have responded to the Supreme Court of Canada’s clarion call in Hryniak v Mauldin (“Hryniak”) for a culture shift to promote access to justice including through…
Rank this Week: 1331

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/
  • Jun 30

    The OECD Provides Further Guidance on Assessing the Anticompetitive Impact of Laws and Regulation

    The OECD Provides Further Guidance on Assessing the Anticompetitive Impact of Laws and Regulation
    The most welfare-inimical restrictions on competition stem from governmental action, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s newly promulgated “Competition Assessment Toolkit, Volume 3: Operational…
  • Jun 29

    One Step Forward: The Supremes Add Some Bite to Environmental Cost-Benefit Analysi

    One Step Forward: The Supremes Add Some Bite to Environmental Cost-Benefit Analysi
    Today, in Michigan v. EPA, a five-Justice Supreme Court majority (Antonin Scalia, joined by Chief Justice John Roberts, and Justices Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel Alito, with Thomas issuing a separate concurrence) held that the…
  • Jun 23

    The Green Shoots of the NYC Taxi Rules on Ridesharing Companie

    The Green Shoots of the NYC Taxi Rules on Ridesharing Companie
    I am of two minds when it comes to the announcement today that the NYC taxi commission will permit companies like Uber and Lyft to update, when the companies wish, the mobile apps that serve as the front end for the ridesharing platforms. My…
Rank this Week: 376

Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

Provides best practice tips, checklists and updates designed to keep organizations of all sizes in compliance with federal and state employment laws. By Holland & Hart.

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    New Overtime Rules: $970 Per Week Salary Proposed For White Collar Exemptions in 2016

    New Overtime Rules: $970 Per Week Salary Proposed For White Collar Exemptions in 2016
    By R. Calder Huntington The minimum weekly salary for exempt employees will be raised from the current $455 to a likely $970 in 2016, if the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) overtime pay revisions go into effect as proposed. In its…
  • Jun 26

    Same-Sex Marriage Equality: What Employers Need to Know After Obergefell

    Same-Sex Marriage Equality: What Employers Need to Know After Obergefell
    By Sarah Wisor Same-sex couples have a Constitutional right to marry and have their marriages recognized nationwide. In a 5-to-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court concluded that states are required to license a marriage between two people of…
  • Jun 25

    Affordable Care Act Survives Challenge: Tax Credits Available For Federal Exchange

    Affordable Care Act Survives Challenge: Tax Credits Available For Federal Exchange
    By Bret Busacker To avoid an economic “death spiral” of insurance markets, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that tax credits are available to individuals in states that have a federal exchange under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care…
Rank this Week: 1745

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: 3026

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Business Law and Employment Law. Published By The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.chicagosmallbusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Is Your Business Ready for FLSA Changes?

    Is Your Business Ready for FLSA Changes?
    Last night President Obama announced that his administration is going to increase the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) overtime exemption threshold from $23,660 to $50,400 next year. We have been anticipating this for more than a…
  • Jun 16

    Can Offering Better Employee Benefits Help Attract Better Customers?

    Can Offering Better Employee Benefits Help Attract Better Customers?
    Throughout my career I have worked with hundreds of executives and business owners and have seen that the old adage “treat your employees as well as you treat your best customers” to be sage advice.  It seems that the fast…
  • Jun 12

    How Not to Get Uber’d

    How Not to Get Uber’d
    Imagine losing your most highly skilled and talented employee.  Now imagine losing 40 of your most highly skilled and talented employees. Could your business survive? That’s exactly what happened when Uber poached 40 of Carnegie…
Rank this Week: 4229

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Covers developments in private and public mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. By McCarthy Tetrault.

http://www.canadianmergersacquisitions.com
  • Jun 30

    Keeping it Clean

    Keeping it Clean
    Clean Teams: a way to keep your options open in M&A transactions By Patrick Boucher and Fraser Bourne In the context of M&A transactions, the use of “clean rooms” (i.e., data rooms containing commercially sensitive…
  • Apr 28

    “Golden Leash” arrangements secure ISS’s cautious nod

    “Golden Leash” arrangements secure ISS’s cautious nod
    By Shane C. D'Souza and Deandra Schubert After taking a break last proxy season, “golden leash” arrangements are back in the spotlight. A few days ago, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (“ISS”) gave…
  • Apr 24

    Four Due Diligence Issues in Insurance M&A Transaction

    Four Due Diligence Issues in Insurance M&A Transaction
    By Ana Badour and Ian C. Michael Insurance M&A activity, in both the Canadian market and globally, has been on the rise since the 2008 financial crisis, and is expected to continue to increase. Deloitte recently reported that there were…
Rank this Week: 4396

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
  • Jun 30

    Delaware Permits Exclusive Forum Provisions, Bars Fee-Shifting Provision

    Delaware Permits Exclusive Forum Provisions, Bars Fee-Shifting Provision
    CONTRIBUTED BY Andrew Ledbetter andrew.ledbetter@dlapiper.com   Exclusive Forum Provisions We have previously blogged about Delaware corporations considering, and Delaware courts upholding, “exclusive forum” provisions in…
  • Jun 17

    IMPLEMENTING CALIFORNIA’S PAID SICK LEAVE LAW: 10 ACTION ITEMS

    IMPLEMENTING CALIFORNIA’S PAID SICK LEAVE LAW: 10 ACTION ITEMS
    From our colleagues Lucas V. Muñoz, Margaret Keane, Ben Gipson and Daniel Lac Beginning July 1, 2015, employers in the State of California are required to provide employees with paid sick leave (PSL) under the California Healthy…
  • Apr 30

    SEC Proposes “Pay-Versus-Performance” Rule

    SEC Proposes “Pay-Versus-Performance” Rule
    CONTRIBUTED BY Andrew Ledbetter andrew.ledbetter@dlapiper.com   Yesterday the SEC issued its long-awaited “pay-versus-performance” rule proposal. The rules would add a new paragraph (v) to Item 402 of Regulation S-K. In…
Rank this Week: 1488

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Jun 30

    VGer Kanton Bern 100.2013.247U: Abgrenzung des Privateigentum

    VGer Kanton Bern 100.2013.247U: Abgrenzung des Privateigentum
    Das Verwaltungsgericht (VGer) des Kantons Bern hatte im vorliegenden Fall (Urteil 100.2013.247U vom 23. April 2015) im Zusammenhang mit der Kostenverteilung im Rahmen wissenschaftlicher Untersuchungen (insb. Ausgrabungsarbeiten einer…
  • Jun 29

    EDÖB: Tätigkeitsbericht 2014/2015 veröffentlicht

    EDÖB: Tätigkeitsbericht 2014/2015 veröffentlicht
    Am 29. Juni 2015 hat der Eidgenössische Datenschutz- und Öffentlichkeitsbeauftragte (EDÖB) seinen 22. Tätigkeitsbericht für den Zeitraum 1. April 2014 bis 31. März 2015 veröffentlicht. Der…
  • Jun 26

    BGer 5A_552/2014: Das Akteneinsichtsrecht gemäss Art. 8a SchKG im Zivilprozess gegen die Konkursmasse

    BGer 5A_552/2014: Das Akteneinsichtsrecht gemäss Art. 8a SchKG im Zivilprozess gegen die Konkursmasse
    Gegenüber einer Aktiengesellschaft wurde der Konkurs eröffnet. Die Konkursmasse der Gesellschaft erhob gegen die ehemalige Revisionsstelle Klage wegen Verantwortlichkeit. Daraufhin erhob die Revisionsstelle bei der Konkursmasse das…
Rank this Week: 3597

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

Provides news, updates and insights for financial services employers. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
  • Jun 30

    Mayor Signs NYC Ban-the-Box Law

    Mayor Signs NYC Ban-the-Box Law
    On Monday, June 29, 2015, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law the bill passed by the New York City Council “banning-the-box.” The law goes into effect on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. As discussed in our earlier advisory, the…
  • Jun 18

    NLRB Dramatically Educates Private School on Meaning of Concerted Protected Activity

    NLRB Dramatically Educates Private School on Meaning of Concerted Protected Activity
    It is important for financial services employers to remember that the National Labor Relations Act protects their employees even when those employees are non-union, and that when groups of employees engage in discussions about their terms and…
  • Jun 5

    Sixth Circuit Rules That A Reasonable Belief About Unlawful Conduct Is Enough To State A Sarbanes-Oxley Retaliation Claim

    Sixth Circuit Rules That A Reasonable Belief About Unlawful Conduct Is Enough To State A Sarbanes-Oxley Retaliation Claim
    In its May 28th, 2015 decision in Rhinehimer v. U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc. (pdf), the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an employee who reports alleged unlawful conduct has engaged in protected activity for the purposes…
Rank this Week: 803

The Virginia Business Litigation…

The Virginia Business Litigation Blog

Covers news and updates in business litigation, IP, trademark, copyright law. By BerlikLaw, LLC.

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Jun 30

    The Obergefell Effect On Employment

    The Obergefell Effect On Employment
    On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ("SCOTUS") decided the 5-4 landmark decision, Obergefell v. Hodges, No. 14-556 (June 26, 2015). What's so important about this case, which has resulted in nationwide parades, rainbow…
  • Jun 22

    False Advertising Claims May Be Based on Implied Falsity

    False Advertising Claims May Be Based on Implied Falsity
    In a false advertising case brought under the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1125(a), a manufacturer of furniture coverings claimed that an advertisement placed in a trade magazine by a major furniture manufacturer was false and misleading.…
  • May 15

    One Racist Act May Be Enough to Support a Title VII Claim

    One Racist Act May Be Enough to Support a Title VII Claim
    Virginia employers take note: even one racial slur (or sexist comment) by one employee to another can subject you to legal liability under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("Title VII"), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-3(a). Title VII…
Rank this Week: 1693

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/
  • Jun 30

    SBA OHA: NAICS Code Appeals Allowed On Unrestricted Procurement

    SBA OHA: NAICS Code Appeals Allowed On Unrestricted Procurement
    NAICS code appeals are now allowed on unrestricted procurements, so long as a change in NAICS code would affect the offeror’s size status for the procurement. In a recent size appeal decision, the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals…
  • Jun 26

    Government Nears 25% In Small Business Awards; WOSBs & HUBZones Lag

    Government Nears 25% In Small Business Awards; WOSBs & HUBZones Lag
    The government awarded 24.99% of prime contracting dollars to small businesses in Fiscal Year 2014, a sharp increase over the 23.39% figure from 2013. The SBA’s 2014 Small Business Procurement Scorecard, which was released today, shows…
  • Jun 26

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: June 22-26, 2015

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: June 22-26, 2015
    As June winds down and we head into the last weekend of the month, I hope you are finding time to relax and catch up on your Vitamin D this summer.  There was a lot in the news this week, starting with the Supreme Court’s decision…
Rank this Week: 2557

DBL Law Blog

DBL Law Blog

Covers business, construction, employment and real estate law in Ohio and Kentucky. By Dressman Benzinger LaVelle.

http://www.dbllaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4155

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/
  • Jun 30

    Domain Blocks Now Available for “.sucks” Domain Extension

    Domain Blocks Now Available for “.sucks” Domain Extension
    By Tom Langan. Earlier this year, over 550 new domain name extensions were created.  Examples include .basketball, .college, .miami, and .fishing.  Among the more controversial additions is “.sucks” which allows nearly…
  • Jun 25

    The Supreme Court PPACA Ruling and Your Taxe

    The Supreme Court PPACA Ruling and Your Taxe
    On June 25, 2015, the United States Supreme Court made headlines by ruling on King v. Burwell, No. 14-114, pertaining to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “Act”). At issue, whether the Internal Revenue Service…
  • May 28

    IRS System Compromised for 104,000 Individual

    IRS System Compromised for 104,000 Individual
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced that one of their systems has been hacked by organized criminals believed to be linked to one or more foreign countries. The system, “Get Transcript,” is traditionally used by…
Rank this Week: 3897

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/
  • Jun 30

    Supreme Court Addresses Direct v. Derivative Claim in Contractual Context

    Supreme Court Addresses Direct v. Derivative Claim in Contractual Context
    NAF Holdings, LLC v. Li & Fung (Trading) Limited, Del. Supr., No. 641, 2014 (Del. June 24, 2015). This Delaware Supreme Court decision held that a party has a direct claim to pursue a breach of contract action for a … Continue…
  • Jun 30

    Delaware Insiders Give Insights on Delaware’s New Fee-Shifting Legislation

    Delaware Insiders Give Insights on Delaware’s New Fee-Shifting Legislation
    An insider’s view of the recent Delaware legislation banning fee-shifting bylaws is provided by Professor Lawrence Hamermesh and Norman Monhait as published in this post from the Institute of Delaware Corporate and Business…
  • Jun 24

    New Law Signed to Limit Fee-Shifting and Enforce Delaware Forum Selection

    New Law Signed to Limit Fee-Shifting and Enforce Delaware Forum Selection
    The Delaware Governor today signed legislation discussed on these pages previously, that: (i) limits the ability to provide in bylaws or a corporate charter the imposition of fee-shifting on plaintiffs who sue corporations or their…
Rank this Week: 129

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

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

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Frequently Asked Questions about Regulation A+

    Frequently Asked Questions about Regulation A+
    Back in March, I wrote about proposed revisions to Regulation A, commonly known as “Regulation A+”, which were designed to implement Section 401 of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act). Since then, the SEC issued its…
  • May 27

    Should Founders Subject Themselves to a Vesting Schedule?

    Should Founders Subject Themselves to a Vesting Schedule?
    When advising startup clients, I frequently recommend that they subject the shares issued to their founders (as well as those issued to any equity-compensated employees and contractors) to a vesting schedule. This conversation often leads the…
  • Apr 29

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 21: No-Shop and Confidentiality Provision

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 21: No-Shop and Confidentiality Provision
    This post is the twenty-first and final in a series giving practical advice to startups with respect to understanding and negotiating a venture capital term sheet. In the prior twenty posts, we provided an introduction to…
Rank this Week: 1852

My Distribution Law

My Distribution Law

Focuses on distribution law issues for manufacturers, wholesalers, dealers, and retailers. By Howard M. Ullman.

http://www.mydistributionlaw.com/
  • Jun 30

    “And the Plaintiffs Don’t Have to Sue My Competitors Because? . . . .”

    “And the Plaintiffs Don’t Have to Sue My Competitors Because? . . . .”
    One of the pet peeves of antitrust defendants is that the joint-and-several liability rule often means that plaintiffs can pick and choose which defendants to sue. (Plaintiffs will say – that’s a design feature of the antitrust…
  • Jun 23

    SCOTUS Reaffirms that in Antitrust Cases, It Gives Less Deference to Precedent

    SCOTUS Reaffirms that in Antitrust Cases, It Gives Less Deference to Precedent
    Yesterday, in Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the rule first announced in Brulotte v. Thys Co., 379 U.S. 29 (1964), that a patentee cannot collect royalties on sales made after expiration of the patent. The…
  • Jun 16

    Is Antitrust Relevant for Startups, Emerging, and Non-Dominant Firms?

    Is Antitrust Relevant for Startups, Emerging, and Non-Dominant Firms?
    The answer is (surprise!) “yes.” There are a number of ways in which antitrust law is relevant to emerging and non-dominant companies. Those firms may: Need to deal with the dominant firms in their markets, including by (i)…
Rank this Week: 1956

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/
  • Jun 30

    Delaware Bans “Loser Pays” Bylaws & Authorizes Exclusive Forum Bylaw

    Delaware Bans “Loser Pays” Bylaws & Authorizes Exclusive Forum Bylaw
    The Delaware Governor has signed the latest Delaware amendments into law, taking effect on August 1st. We’re posting memos in our “Exclusive Forum Bylaws” Practice Area (also see this blog about whether the new law impacts…
  • Jun 26

    SEC Chair Speaks: Universal Proxy Ballots Coming?

    SEC Chair Speaks: Universal Proxy Ballots Coming?
    As reported by this WSJ article, SEC Chair White delivered this speech yesterday at the Society’s National Conference. In her speech – which focused on proxy-related matters – Chair White advised that she “asked the…
  • Jun 23

    Proxy Contests: Activist Influence Rising Despite Higher Company Win Rate

    Proxy Contests: Activist Influence Rising Despite Higher Company Win Rate
    According to this analysis by FactSet, proxy fight statistics so far for 2015 reveals an ongoing increase in activist influence. While the company win rate for proxy contests is up, so are settlements and non-proxy fight campaigns resulting…
Rank this Week: 688

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Jun 30

    Employer Hit With $2.2 Million Verdict in Workplace Defecator Case

    Employer Hit With $2.2 Million Verdict in Workplace Defecator Case
    And now for something completely different: “….we discussed the Northern District of Georgia’s decision in Lowe v. Atlas Logistics Group Retail Services, LLC, (N.D.Ga. May 5, 2015), holding that an employer violated the…
  • Jun 29

    Not Taking Time Off Is Like Getting a Pay Cut

    Not Taking Time Off Is Like Getting a Pay Cut
    How many in-housers are leaving vacation days on the table each year? Besides the economic aspects, taking time off can be good for your health: “It feels good to be productive and become a super worker, but time off is important for…
  • Jun 26

    Weird Things Co-Workers Do

    Weird Things Co-Workers Do
    Often we end up spending more of our waking hours with colleagues than our loved ones, so perhaps it’s inevitable that our quirks and oddities… The post Weird Things Co-Workers Do appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
Rank this Week: 177

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

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

    Could Your Cyber Insurance Policy Unexpectedly Let You Down?

    Could Your Cyber Insurance Policy Unexpectedly Let You Down?
    Cyber insurance policies are currently being heavily marketed amid highly publicized data breaches involving millions of records. But is having a cyber insurance policy a wise choice to protect your company in the wake of a costly data…
  • Jun 29

    EEOC Guidance on Employee Wellness Program

    EEOC Guidance on Employee Wellness Program
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently proposed much-anticipated guidance for employers and insurers: employee wellness programs. The agency’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) addresses how Title I of the…
  • Jun 26

    Consumer Review Freedom Act of 2015 Protects the Right to Post Negative Review

    Consumer Review Freedom Act of 2015 Protects the Right to Post Negative Review
    A new bill, the Consumer Review Freedom Act of 2015, is currently pending in Congress which would prohibit the use of “non-disparagement” clauses in consumer contracts. The legislation is intended to prohibit companies from…
Rank this Week: 960

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    Can the Handheld Breath Test be Used Against You in Court?

    Can the Handheld Breath Test be Used Against You in Court?
    There’s three steps for DUI which I explain when you contact my office and we will analyze your case together. One question is does the officer have a good reason to arrest you. That’s where the hand held breath test comes in. If…
  • Jun 26

    Is Cruise Control a Defense for Virginia Reckless Driving?

    Is Cruise Control a Defense for Virginia Reckless Driving?
    No. Virginia requires that you are in control of your vehicle and you can be punished for whatever you do behind the wheel, however you’re controlling it. The simple fact that you had cruise control set when you are accused of reckless…
  • Jun 25

    Amend Virginia Possession of Marijuana to Drug Paraphernalia

    Amend Virginia Possession of Marijuana to Drug Paraphernalia
    Basically, it’s done, if it’s done, it will be done by agreement. This an issue that you really need to have a defense counsel for to try to work out that agreement to try to save your license and get the charge amended from…
Rank this Week: 387

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

Covers business law. By Law Offices of Tony T. Liu.

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    $466.8 Million Jury Award to Irvine Company Upheld on Appeal

    $466.8 Million Jury Award to Irvine Company Upheld on Appeal
    Masimo Corporation’s lawsuit filed six years ago looks like it’s a step closer to resulting in nine figure dividends. Masimo sued Philips Electronics North American Corporation and Philips Medizin Systeme Boblingen, both…
  • Jun 23

    Trade Secrets At Issue in Litigation Between Breast Milk Companie

    Trade Secrets At Issue in Litigation Between Breast Milk Companie
    Trade secrets, such as customer lists, marketing plans and product formulas are what differentiates one company from another. They allow a company to be competitive and if they’re lost to another company, it can be a severe setback. A…
  • Jun 16

    If It Sounds Too Good to Be True, It Probably I

    If It Sounds Too Good to Be True, It Probably I
    If you’re offered solid returns on an investment that carries little or no risk you may want to pass. It may be a Ponzi scheme. A Ponzi scheme is a fraud dressed up as an investment. There is no real investment of funds, instead returns…
Rank this Week: 3716

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/pct-law-group-legal-insights/
  • Jun 29

    U-Haul Liable for $60.7 Million in PODS Trademark Case

    U-Haul Liable for $60.7 Million in PODS Trademark Case
    U-Haul employees wrote in emails that the company should “use the PODS brand” to drive traffic to the U-Haul website. A federal court jury awarded PODS Enterprises, Inc. $60.7 million in damages against against U-Haul…
  • Jun 25

    Retailers Cannot Enforce Online Arbitration Clause

    Retailers Cannot Enforce Online Arbitration Clause
    Thanks to John Delaney and Sherman Kahn  for this informative post. Consumers are not bound by arbitration clauses contained in online terms of use agreements, according to a new federal appeals decision. The Ninth Circuit…
  • Jun 17

    ProLogic Sues Rival Aquarian with $25M Trade Secret Suit

    ProLogic Sues Rival Aquarian with $25M Trade Secret Suit
    Tech company Ultra Electronics ProLogic of Manassas, VA, filed a theft of trade secrets and breach of contract lawsuit against two former software engineers and their new employer, Aquarian Systems, Inc. of Maryland, for helping Aquarian win…
Rank this Week: 1799

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: 154

Contingency Business Litigation…

Contingency Business Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers foreclosure litigation, qui tam, insider trading and business lawsuits. By The Ferraro Law Firm.

http://www.contingencybusinesslitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Angie's List v. Amazon - Alleged Theft of Trade Secrets by Competitor

    Angie's List v. Amazon - Alleged Theft of Trade Secrets by Competitor
    For many companies, trade secrets are essential to the business model. These could come in the form of:A formulaA recipeA methodA marketing strategyA manufacturing techniqueA computer algorithmA list of customers No matter its form, the key…
  • Jun 12

    U.S. Supreme Court Issues Landmark Ruling for Qui Tam Lawsuit

    U.S. Supreme Court Issues Landmark Ruling for Qui Tam Lawsuit
    There was a victory for both sides of a qui tam lawsuit in the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Carter, penned by Justice Samuel Alito. The defendant in the case,…
  • May 31

    Jawbone v. Fitbit - Technology Competitor Alleges Poaching of Workers, Trade Secret

    Jawbone v. Fitbit - Technology Competitor Alleges Poaching of Workers, Trade Secret
    Competition for good talent is fierce in many industries, and it's not uncommon for rival firms to attempt to woo the best and brightest from other companies. This is sometimes referred to as "employee poaching." There is nothing per se…
Rank this Week: 4128