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Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

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

http://www.delawarebusinesslitigation.com/
  • Dec 31

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim
    Silverberg v. Gold, C.A. 7646-VCP (December 31, 2013) Under Delaware law, a so-called Brophy claim seeks to recover the profits made by trading on insider information. Showing that material insider information was available is not…
  • Dec 31

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability
    Grace v. Ashbridge LLC, C.A. 8348-VCN (December 31, 2013) In general, a successor entity is not liable for its predecessor's obligations when there has been a fundamental change in the identity of the entity.  Here, the Court held…
  • Oct 23

    Claims Challenging Stock Issuance Validity Subject to Stay

    Claims Challenging Stock Issuance Validity Subject to Stay
    Authored By Albert H. Manwaring, IV This article was originally published in the Delaware Business Court Insider | October 22, 2014 The 2013 amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law (DGCL) added new Sections 204…
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ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Oct 24

    Tomorrow is St Crispin's Day

    Tomorrow is St Crispin's Day
    Yearly, on the vigil: [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Oct 24

    Johnson et al offer "Comments on the HHS' Flawed Post-Hobby Lobby Rules"

    Johnson et al offer "Comments on the HHS' Flawed Post-Hobby Lobby Rules"
    Lyman Johnson organized a group of law professors including yours truly to provide comments to HHS on its rulemaking to implement the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision. Lyman put together a very... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Oct 24

    McDonnell on "The Liberal Case for Hobby Lobby"

    McDonnell on "The Liberal Case for Hobby Lobby"
    Brett McDonnell has posted The Liberal Case for Hobby Lobby (October 22, 2014), available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2513380: The recent Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 153

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/
  • Oct 24

    Roku, Video Streaming Service, Is Said to Consider I.P.O.

    Roku, Video Streaming Service, Is Said to Consider I.P.O.
    If it files for an I.P.O., Roku would likely keep its preliminary paperwork secret as per the provisions of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, which lets companies with less than $1 billion in annual revenue file confidentially.
  • Oct 24

    Botox Maker Allergan Pleaded for Goldman’s Help in Valeant Fight

    Botox Maker Allergan Pleaded for Goldman’s Help in Valeant Fight
    “I need Goldman to take off its white hat and put on a darker one,” an Allergan executive wrote in an email — part of a trove of recently unsealed documents related to the company's battle against Valeant.
  • Oct 24

    Weekend Reading: Watching Europe’s Bank Stress Test

    Weekend Reading: Watching Europe’s Bank Stress Test
    Speculation about Europe's bank stress tests will shift this weekend into conjecture about the financial markets' reaction on Monday.
Rank this Week: 5

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    Revisiting penalty clauses in contract

    Revisiting penalty clauses in contract
    Last year, the English Court of Appeal in Talal El Makdessi v Cavendish Square Holdings [2013] EWCA Civ 1539 considered the enforceability of penalty clauses under English contract law, and was one of the few decisions in recent times to have…
  • Oct 24

    SEBI’s Order in the DLF Case: A Summary

    SEBI’s Order in the DLF Case: A Summary
    [The following post is contributed by Supreme Waskar, partner at Sterling Associates, Mumbai]In its order dated October 10, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) has restrained DLF Limited (“DLF”),…
  • Oct 23

    A Case Study for Spinoff

    A Case Study for Spinoff
    Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions tend to be analyzed mostly from the acquirer’s perspective, whether they involve mergers or takeovers. At the same time, they have enormous implications for the target or the seller.…
Rank this Week: 261

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/
  • Oct 24

    Understanding Your Commercial Lease: Rent, Additional Rent, Free Rent, and Why Your Business Should Care

    Understanding Your Commercial Lease: Rent, Additional Rent, Free Rent, and Why Your Business Should Care
    Rent is so commonly understood that discussing the definition might seem like a waste of time. Rent, free rent, and additional rent are seemingly synonyms. The use of all three terms doesn’t appear at first glance to be particularly…
  • Oct 23

    SEC Advisory Committee Issues Accredited Investor Recommendation

    SEC Advisory Committee Issues Accredited Investor Recommendation
    The SEC recently release advisory committee recommendations for updates to the definition of “accredited investor,” other issues related to accredited investors, and recent updates to the securities laws. For years, there has been…
  • Oct 15

    Von Trapp’s Trademark Dispute

    Von Trapp’s Trademark Dispute
    What do beer, bocce and Bavarian singers have in common? Apparently a trademark dispute as of last month. The famous Capitol Hill bar and restaurant Von Trapp’s was recently persuaded to change its name at the request of a member…
Rank this Week: 2666

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/
  • Oct 24

    PTAC Spotlight: Kansas PTAC Helped Small Businesses Land 400+ Contracts Since 2013

    PTAC Spotlight: Kansas PTAC Helped Small Businesses Land 400+ Contracts Since 2013
    Since its inception at Wichita State University on February 1, 2013, the Kansas PTAC has helped Kansas small businesses obtain 433 contract awards worth over $32 million.  These successes should come as no surprise, because the Kansas…
  • Oct 23

    DoD Hits 23% Small Business Goal For FY 2014

    DoD Hits 23% Small Business Goal For FY 2014
    The Department of Defense met the 23% small business goal in Fiscal Year 2014, and also exceeded the 3% SDVOSB goal. Although the SBA’s 2014 Procurement Scorecard will not be released until sometime next summer, a recent DoD press…
  • Oct 22

    Non-Manufacturer Rule Applies Regardless of NAICS Code, Court Rule

    Non-Manufacturer Rule Applies Regardless of NAICS Code, Court Rule
    The non-manufacturer rule applies only when a set-aside solicitation is designated with a manufacturing NAICS code, right?  Not anymore. A recent Court of Federal Claims case effectively invalidated SBA’s regulations that limit the…
Rank this Week: 2252

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Oct 24

    Connecting the Antitrust Dots: In Praise of Herb Hovenkamp

    Connecting the Antitrust Dots: In Praise of Herb Hovenkamp
    DOJ has posted the fabulous speech of Bill Baer on Herb Hovenkamp that he gave last night in Iowa City called Connecting the Antitrust Dots: In Praise of Herb Hovenkamp. I will have a recap over the weekend but it...
  • Oct 24

    Limited Deposit Insurance Coverage and Bank Competition

    Limited Deposit Insurance Coverage and Bank Competition
    Oz Shy (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston), Rune Stenbacka (Hanken School of Economics) and Vladimir Yankov (Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)) explore Limited Deposit Insurance Coverage and Bank Competition. ABSTRACT:…
  • Oct 24

    Screening instruments for monitoring market power in wholesale electricity markets: Lessons from applications in Germany

    Screening instruments for monitoring market power in wholesale electricity markets: Lessons from applications in Germany
    Marc Bataille, Bundeskartellamt and DICE, Alexander Steinmetz, Bundeskartellamt and Susanne Thorwarth, Bundeskartellamt offer Screening instruments for monitoring market power in wholesale electricity markets: Lessons from applications in…
Rank this Week: 39

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Oct 24

    How Your Franchisees Can Use Radio Effectively for the Grand Opening - Operation

    How Your Franchisees Can Use Radio Effectively for the Grand Opening - Operation
    Sponsoring morning or afternoon traffic updates on local radio stations can be a great way to reinforce your grand opening message. If you have ever listened to radio on your way to or from work, you're already aware of...
  • Oct 23

    Why Just Selling Great Pizza will Make You Go Broke - Operation

    Why Just Selling Great Pizza will Make You Go Broke - Operation
    When you start your own independent (non-franchised) business, your mistakes will be more costly than you imagined. In fact, your mistakes will probably put you out of business. I'm not writing this to scare you away from starting a...
  • Oct 23

    How Does Your Brand Score on this Quick Social Media Test? - Marketing

    How Does Your Brand Score on this Quick Social Media Test? - Marketing
    As a franchisor, of course you want to have a brand that is well-recognized and well-respected in the marketplace. Sometimes, however, things are going on behind the scenes that you may not even know about...and they may be causing your...
Rank this Week: 551

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/
  • Oct 24

    4 Steps to Starting a Busine

    4 Steps to Starting a Busine
    Do you have a great idea but aren't sure how to start a business? Creating a startup can seem daunting at first. There are many questions to consider when defining what type of business you want to start and figuring out what it will look…
  • Oct 17

    How an Attorney Can Help With Your Small Busine

    How an Attorney Can Help With Your Small Busine
    Deciding to start a small business can be both exciting and stressful, and seeing your business succeed can be highly rewarding. The reality of starting a small business is, however, that forming and running a business is generally far from…
  • Oct 10

    4 Common Legal Mistakes Business Owners Make

    4 Common Legal Mistakes Business Owners Make
    As much as you may want to avoid litigation when it comes to your business, conflicts arise and are sometimes unavoidable as a cost of running a successful business. While you and your business partners may have other philosophies on…
Rank this Week: 1821

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 3331

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
  • Oct 24

    2 Ways to Lose Credibility in Court

    2 Ways to Lose Credibility in Court
    You likely start out with credibility in the eyes of the judge. After all, you’re an officer of the court. But that initial benefit of the doubt can easily slip away, and once you’ve lost your credibility, the case may not be far…
  • Oct 22

    Idea-Expression Dichotomy Remains Key to Copyright Protection of New Technology

    Idea-Expression Dichotomy Remains Key to Copyright Protection of New Technology
    Can you state the difference between an idea and the expression of that idea? Don’t worry if it doesn’t slip off your tongue. This distinction one of the most difficult areas of copyright law but far from academic because…
  • Oct 20

    10 Tips to Working Better with Your Paralegal

    10 Tips to Working Better with Your Paralegal
    Attorneys spend a lot of time working with support staff, particularly paralegals, but get no training in law school on how to successfully navigate this important relationship. Here are some tips to help you get the most effective assistance…
Rank this Week: 1133

Fashion & Apparel Law Blog

Fashion & Apparel Law Blog

Covers legal issues facing the fashion, apparel and textile industry. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.fashionapparellawblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    FTC Takes Action Against Unsubstantiated Caffeine-Infused Shapewear Weight-Loss Claim

    FTC Takes Action Against Unsubstantiated Caffeine-Infused Shapewear Weight-Loss Claim
    Wacoal America and Norm Thompson, both manufacturers of women’s shapewear, recently entered into consent orders to pay sums of $230,000 and $1.3 million, respectively, and agree to  not make any false and misleading future claims…
  • Aug 28

    Out of Africa: Business Summit Focuses On Renewal of AGOA

    Out of Africa: Business Summit Focuses On Renewal of AGOA
    The United States government in conjunction with the Bloomberg Philanthropies held the first ever US-Africa Business Summit on August 4–6, 2014 to discuss trade opportunities in Africa. A primary focus of discussion at the summit was…
  • Aug 28

    Out of Africa: Business Summit Focuses On Renewal of AGOA

    Out of Africa: Business Summit Focuses On Renewal of AGOA
    The United States government in conjunction with the Bloomberg Philanthropies held the first ever US-Africa Business Summit on August 4–6, 2014 to discuss trade opportunities in Africa. A primary focus of discussion at the summit was…
Rank this Week: 1831

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/
  • Oct 24

    A Great Day For Contracts Law

    A Great Day For Contracts Law
    Today, October 24, 2014, is a banner day for contracts law because today is the date for two major conferences honoring two giants in the field. First UC Hastings is hosting a Symposium to Honor Professor Chuck Knapp's 50th Year...
  • Oct 24

    The New York Times's "The Upshot" Column on Wrap Contract

    The New York Times's "The Upshot" Column on Wrap Contract
    Yesterday's New York Times included a "The Upshot" column by Jeremy B. Merrill. The print version was entitled Online, It's Easy To Lose Your Right to Sue [by the way, why can't the Times be consistent in its capitaliziation of...
  • Oct 21

    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 1 202 Rolling Back the Repo Safe Harbors Edward R. Morrison, Mark J. Roe and Christopher S. Sontchi Columbia Law School, Harvard Law…
Rank this Week: 316

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
  • Oct 24

    Information For Employers About Their Responsibilities Under Obamacare

    Information For Employers About Their Responsibilities Under Obamacare
    If you are an employer, the number of employees in your business will affect what you need to know about the Affordable Care Act - Obamacare. Employers with 50 or more full-time and full-time-equivalent employees are generally…
  • Oct 24

    November 2014 Federal Prescribed Interest Rates Published

    November 2014 Federal Prescribed Interest Rates Published
    Revenue Ruling 2014-28 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…
  • Oct 24

    Blazing A New Trail On Long-Term Care Underwriting

    Blazing A New Trail On Long-Term Care Underwriting
    The nation’s largest long-term care insurance (LTCI) underwriter is blazing a new trail for the industry on how policies are underwritten. Genworth informed its sales agents in August that it has begun considering not only the…
Rank this Week: 3774

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Covers news about and opinions issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the sixth Circuit with an emphasis on business cases. By Squire Sanders.

http://www.sixthcircuitappellateblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    En Banc Review Granted in Free Speech Case

    En Banc Review Granted in Free Speech Case
    Yesterday, the Sixth Circuit granted en banc review of Bible Believers, et al., v. Wayne County, et al., a free speech case arising out of the plaintiffs’ evangelistic efforts at the Arab International Festival in Dearborn,…
  • Oct 23

    SCOTUS to Decide Who Can Receive a Felon’s Firearms, Resolve Circuit Split

    SCOTUS to Decide Who Can Receive a Felon’s Firearms, Resolve Circuit Split
    On Monday, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Henderson v. United States, a case that the Eleventh Circuit decided earlier this year. Although the case comes from Florida, its outcome will impact the Sixth Circuit as well. The issue in…
  • Oct 20

    Incentivizing Class Representative

    Incentivizing Class Representative
    The Sixth Circuit has never held either way on the propriety of making incentive payments to class representatives in class action settlements.  The closest the Court has come to approving the practice (at least in some circumstances) is…
Rank this Week: 2268

Western Canada Business Litigation…

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

Covers issues emerging in the legal and business communities. By Lawson Lundell LLP.

http://www.westerncanadabusinesslitigationblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Silence can be golden: interlocutory restraints on defamatory speech

    Silence can be golden: interlocutory restraints on defamatory speech
    A recent decision from the British Columbia Supreme Court is a reminder that interlocutory restraints on speech are possible in Canada, albeit in rare circumstances. In Richardson v. Hunter, 2014 BCSC 1960, the court issued an interlocutory…
  • Oct 15

    Collapsing Real Estate Transactions: "Specific Performance" Revisited

    Collapsing Real Estate Transactions: "Specific Performance" Revisited
    Posted by Michael MorganFrequent readers of this blog may recall a post from October 2012, in which we wrote about a Supreme Court of Canada decision that some believed, at the time, would result in the “death knell” for the…
  • Oct 14

    "Is Too Much Communication a Bad Thing?" The Perils of Correspondence with Experts in Civil Case

    "Is Too Much Communication a Bad Thing?" The Perils of Correspondence with Experts in Civil Case
    Posted by Kinji BourchierAuthors: Kinji Bourchier and Amy Nathanson.  In the recent Ontario Superior Court case of Moore v. Getahun, 2014 ONSC 237 (“Moore”) the Court answered yes to this question and took a very restrictive…
Rank this Week: 3005

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/
  • Oct 24

    Ello and Social Enterprise

    Ello and Social Enterprise
    My co-blogger Stefan Padfield passed along this article from The New York Times Dealbook on the social network Ello. Ello is a Delaware public benefit corporation. The social enterprise terminology is proving difficult, even for sophisticated…
  • Oct 24

    What do Jeremy Bentham and Norway’s Pension Fund Have in Common?

    What do Jeremy Bentham and Norway’s Pension Fund Have in Common?
    I used to joke that my alma mater Columbia University’s core curriculum, which required students to study the history of art, music, literature, and philosophy (among other things) was designed solely to make sure that graduates could…
  • Oct 24

    Manesh on Johnson & Ricca on Revlon

    Manesh on Johnson & Ricca on Revlon
    Mohsen Manesh (Oregon) has posted a new article entitled Nearing 30, Is Revlon Showing Its Age? I have read a fair number of Mohsen’s articles and am consistently impressed. The abstract reads: Nearly thirty years ago, in Revlon, Inc. v....
Rank this Week: 159

Footnoted

Footnoted

Reports on actionable information in SEC filings.

http://www.footnoted.com/
  • Oct 24

    What’s $8m to Google?

    What’s $8m to Google?
    What prompted Google to forgive $8m in payments made to former Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora?
  • Oct 10

    GT Technologies warned in August

    GT Technologies warned in August
    GT Advanced Technologies most recent Q hinted at serious problems at the company.
  • Sep 30

    Comment letter ahead of BofA’s $8M Fine

    Comment letter ahead of BofA’s $8M Fine
    A comment letter between the SEC and Bank of America hinted at yesterday's $8m fine.
Rank this Week: 4166

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
  • Oct 24

    ISS Proposes Equity Plan Scorecard

    ISS Proposes Equity Plan Scorecard
    Editor's Note: Carol Bowie is Head of Americas Research at Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS). This post relates to draft policy changes to the ISS Equity Plan Scorecard issued by ISS on October 15, 2014. As issues around cost…
  • Oct 24

    Updated CD&A Template Aims to Improve Communication

    Updated CD&A Template Aims to Improve Communication
    Editor's Note: Matt Orsagh is a director at CFA Institute. In 2011, CFA Institute released the Compensation Discussion and Analysis (CD&A) Template as a tool to help companies produce a more succinct and informative CD&A that…
  • Oct 24

    Shareholder Returns of Hostile Takeover Target

    Shareholder Returns of Hostile Takeover Target
    Editor's Note: Sabastian V. Niles is counsel in the Corporate Department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where he focuses on rapid response shareholder activism, takeover defense and corporate governance. This post is based on a…
Rank this Week: 97

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
Rank this Week: 3265

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
Rank this Week: 2080

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Oct 24

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for October 24

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for October 24
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. SEC Charges Athena Capital in First HFT Case in the Corporate Crime Reporter The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has sanctioned a New York City-based…
  • Oct 23

    Fighting Against the SEC’s Administrative Hearing

    Fighting Against the SEC’s Administrative Hearing
    Prior to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s authority to impose penalties in a case brought as an administrative proceeding was restricted to regulated entities. The…
  • Oct 22

    Association for Corporate Growth’s Compliance & Regulatory Survey

    Association for Corporate Growth’s Compliance & Regulatory Survey
    The Association for Corporate Growth released a report identifying the top compliance and regulatory concerns impacting small and midsize private equity firms. The results are unsurprising, but reinforce concerns. The top five regulatory…
Rank this Week: 356

On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog

On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog

Covers the history of both international and domestic wine laws and developing legal issues in the wine industry. By Lindsey A. Zahn.

http://www.winelawonreserve.com
  • Oct 24

    The Medicine of Contraband Wine: Donate to Hospital

    The Medicine of Contraband Wine: Donate to Hospital
    A few weeks ago, I wrote about Arthur Goldman, a Pennsylvania attorney recently convicted of selling wine in Pennsylvania without a license. See Pennsylvania Attorney’s Wine Collection Seized and May be Destroyed by…
  • Oct 24

    TTB Issues Final Rule for Small Brewers and Reduces Regulatory Burden

    TTB Issues Final Rule for Small Brewers and Reduces Regulatory Burden
    On September 30, 2014, TTB issued a final rule in the Federal Register for small brewers (defined infra), reducing regulatory burdens. The final rule is entitled “Small Brewers Bond Reduction and…
  • Oct 13

    TTAB Finds “Naughty Girl” Not Merely Descriptive of Wine

    TTAB Finds “Naughty Girl” Not Merely Descriptive of Wine
    In a recent opinion, the TTAB found a registered mark for “Naughty Girl” in Class 33 (wines and fortified wines) not merely descriptive of wine. Alvi’s Drift Wine International, the petitioner, sought to cancel the…
Rank this Week: 2453

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
Rank this Week: 309

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Oct 24

    In the News: Criticism of Buyback

    In the News: Criticism of Buyback
    There has been a flurry of articles this year criticizing the zany pace of buybacks including: – Financial Times’ “Buybacks: Money well spent?” – Financial Times’ “The short-sighted US buyback…
  • Oct 23

    The Latest SEC Enforcement Stat

    The Latest SEC Enforcement Stat
    Last week, the SEC released the stats for the activities of its Enforcement Division for the agency’s 2014 fiscal year, noting a “record” number of enforcement actions in 2014 involving a “wide range of…
  • Oct 22

    Posted: Archive Video from the “Usable Proxy Workshop”

    Posted: Archive Video from the “Usable Proxy Workshop”
    Last month, I co-hosted a “Usable Proxy Workshop” with Addison in NYC for a group of in-house folks. The panels were video-taped (thanks to the host of our location, Simpson Thacher!) – and I have now posted those video…
Rank this Week: 535

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Oct 24

    Is Telecommuting Good for Your New Jersey Business?

    Is Telecommuting Good for Your New Jersey Business?
    New research suggests that allowing employees to work from home could actually lead to better performance. But is your New Jersey business ready to abandon the traditional office structure? The Benefits of Telecommuting As Reuters reports,…
  • Oct 23

    Ebola Catching Attention of Business and Legal Community

    Ebola Catching Attention of Business and Legal Community
    While widespread Ebola threats in the business and legal community may never materialize, the virus is having a real impact on the commodities market. As reported by the Wall Street Journal, Ebola has caused significant trading delays and…
  • Oct 22

    Will NJ Be Latest State to Combat Patent Trolls With Legislation?

    Will NJ Be Latest State to Combat Patent Trolls With Legislation?
    New Jersey is the latest state to contemplate legislation to combat patent trolls, more neutrally referred to as non-practicing entities (NPEs). Critics use the term “patent trolls” because these firms often collect patent rights…
Rank this Week: 1131

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/
  • Oct 24

    Adjudicate or Rule Make? That May Not Be A Question For The Court

    Adjudicate or Rule Make? That May Not Be A Question For The Court
    Professor Stephen Bainbridge yesterday passed along Henry G. Manne’s criticism of the SEC’s use of adjudication in lieu of rulemaking.  For those who haven’t taken my Administrative Law class, there are actually two…
  • Oct 23

    If Bylaws Are Contracts, Where’s The Boilerplate?

    If Bylaws Are Contracts, Where’s The Boilerplate?
    Bylaws hardly constitute literature.  For the most part, they simply regurgitate the applicable general corporation law with a few permitted changes here and there.  In general, there seems to be two schools of thought when it comes…
  • Oct 22

    Can An Employment Agreement Be A Wee Bit Too Integrated?

    Can An Employment Agreement Be A Wee Bit Too Integrated?
    The Bylaws of many public companies provide for mandatory indemnification of directors and officers (and sometimes other agents as well).  Often, Bylaws describe these indemnity obligations as contract rights.  For example the…
Rank this Week: 209

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Oct 24

    Trick or Treat: Office Halloween Party Liability

    Trick or Treat: Office Halloween Party Liability
    Trick or treat or employment law litigation? ; ; ; ; ; ; The post Trick or Treat: Office Halloween Party Liability appeared on InhouseBlog.com. Thousands of contracts at kFetch.com
  • Oct 23

    The Graying of the Legal Profession

    The Graying of the Legal Profession
    The legal profession is aging as the percentage of younger lawyers continues to shrink in a decades-long trend. In 1980, 36 percent of the nation’s… The post The Graying of the Legal Profession appeared on…
  • Oct 22

    Guide to Free and Low-Cost Legal Research

    Guide to Free and Low-Cost Legal Research
    I am a cheapskate. I am not ashamed to admit it. That is what first drove me to explore the Internet more than 20 years ago, back when many lawyers still had not even heard of it. Having just gone back into private practice at the time, I was…
Rank this Week: 166

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 15

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/
  • Oct 23

    The Coming Global Prohibition On Securitization

    The Coming Global Prohibition On Securitization
    Okay, the headline was made to draw in the reader. Non-banks will be allowed to securitize to their heart's content,...
  • Oct 23

    Turkish Banking Law Is All About Image

    Turkish Banking Law Is All About Image
    Turkey's largest Islamic bank believes that it has been targeted for destruction by the Turkish government, and, given the way...
  • Oct 21

    Family Film Blogging: Meet the Mormon

    Family Film Blogging: Meet the Mormon
    We were among the last folks in Provo-Orem to go see Meet the Mormons last night. As it was ending,...
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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/
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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/
  • Oct 23

    Proposed State Constitutional Amendment To Benefit The Boy Scouts Of America

    Proposed State Constitutional Amendment To Benefit The Boy Scouts Of America
    This November, West Virginia voters will be deciding whether to amend to the state’s constitution. The proposed amendment is designed to benefit nonprofit organizations that are engaged in “adventure, educational or recreational…
  • Oct 23

    Houston Churches At Odds With City Government Over Equal Rights Ordinance: What Might The IRS Have To Say About It?

    Houston Churches At Odds With City Government Over Equal Rights Ordinance: What Might The IRS Have To Say About It?
    The City of Houston, Texas has found itself in the midst of a growing controversy. The controversy stems from the passage of a city ordinance aimed at protecting the rights of LGBT residents. In response to the ordinance, several Houston...
  • Oct 17

    Low-Income Housing Coop: Different Board, Different Result?

    Low-Income Housing Coop: Different Board, Different Result?
    A low-income housing cooperative that sought reconsideration of the IRS’s determination that it did not qualify as a 501(c)(3) received a final determination earlier this month that it indeed fail to meet the requirements of 501(c)(3). The…
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North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

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

http://www.ncbusinesslitigationreport.com/
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The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

Covers licensing, permitting, advertising, labeling and distribution issues affecting the brewing industry. By Reiser Legal LLC.

http://brewerylaw.com
  • Oct 23

    “TOM’S CREAN ALE” Trademark Publishes—Seems No Connection to Hoosier Hero.

    “TOM’S CREAN ALE” Trademark Publishes—Seems No Connection to Hoosier Hero.
      Edit 10/23/2014 @ 6:20pm PST: Okay, so there’s an explorer guy named Tom Crean (who evidently also loved puppies)—and it looks like this business is very careful about its label-based branding, nodding to the…
  • Oct 15

    New Rogue Lawsuit: Rogue v. Gone Rogue Pub – Filed October 14, 2014

    New Rogue Lawsuit: Rogue v. Gone Rogue Pub – Filed October 14, 2014
    A brief interruption to our dormant commerce clause constitutional beer law nerd-out, to bring you some breaking brewery trademark news. Rogue may have settled one trademark lawsuit, but yesterday they entered another. Bummer. The case…
  • Oct 13

    WHY YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT INDIANA’S PROBLEMATIC BEER REGULATIONS – PART 2 OF 4.

    WHY YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT INDIANA’S PROBLEMATIC BEER REGULATIONS – PART 2 OF 4.
    Back to our regularly-scheduled programming. In our last content post, we promised an exploration of problems with protectionist legislation. In other words, laws that help in-staters while hurting out-of-staters, and why it’s no good…
Rank this Week: 2085

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Covers intellectual property law and business law from an Australian perspective. Published by Dilanchian Lawyers and Consultants.

http://www.dilanchian.com.au
  • Oct 23

    Legal guide for organic food exports to China

    Legal guide for organic food exports to China
    In 1973 on arrival in Beijing Gough Whitlam became the first Australian Prime Minister to visit China while in office. The personal, political and trade relations that followed are extraordinary.
  • Oct 23

    4 market entry options for trade in China

    4 market entry options for trade in China
    Choosing the right business structure for trade in China depends on many factors, including the nature of the product and the market in which it will be sold. There are four basic models. Working with lawyers and other professionals fluent…
  • Oct 22

    Doing business in Chinese the Zuckerberg way

    Doing business in Chinese the Zuckerberg way
    Yesterday, CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg spoke in Chinese to university students in China without any need for an interpreter. Zuckerberg, referred to by the host as “马克”  (ie the Mandarin translation for…
Rank this Week: 367

Indiana Business Law Blog

Indiana Business Law Blog

Covers small business law. By Smith Rayl Law Office, LLC.

http://www.indianabusinesslawblog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Mechanics' Liens: Part 5. Personal Liability Notice

    Mechanics' Liens: Part 5. Personal Liability Notice
    We've been examining the role of mechanics' liens in construction contacts, including the way that reallocate credit risk among contractors and the owner of a construction project. The Indiana Mechanics' Lien Statute includes another remedy…
  • Oct 18

    Mechanics' Liens: Part 4. Enforcing a Lien

    Mechanics' Liens: Part 4. Enforcing a Lien
    So far we've looked at the basics of subcontracting and allocation of credit risk, how a mechanic's lien changes things by reallocating credit risk, and how a contractor, subcontractor, supplier, or worker goes about acquiring a mechanic's…
  • Oct 17

    Mechanics' Liens: Part 3. Acquiring a Lien

    Mechanics' Liens: Part 3. Acquiring a Lien
    This is the third in a series of articles dealing with mechanics' liens. In the first one, we discussed the basics of credit risks associated with subcontracting in an area other than construction. In the second, we examined how a…
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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/
  • Oct 23

    2014 readable Delaware corporate law

    2014 readable Delaware corporate law
    Lynn LoPucki has posted a 2014 version of the Readable Delaware Corporate Law. I highly recommend it to students, young lawyers and anyone else trying to work through the statute -- and more so if you are attacking the appraisal...
  • Oct 22

    Dogs do Hobby Lobby

    Dogs do Hobby Lobby
    So this had to be done...for your pleasure. -bjmq
  • Oct 22

    Specific performance and other remedie

    Specific performance and other remedie
    Rick Climan and Keith Flaum's videos on negotiating the merger agreement have become something of a regular feature on this blog. I think Keith and Rick do a great job teeing up the issues, and the animation is almost on...
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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
  • Oct 23

    MBBP Supports MA Colleges and Universities in MITEF ‘Beantown Throwdown’

    MBBP Supports MA Colleges and Universities in MITEF ‘Beantown Throwdown’
    MBBP joins MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge and CHEN PR in hosting the upcoming Beantown Throwdown in November.  Students from top colleges and universities in Massachusetts will pitch off their innovative ideas for start-up…
  • Oct 22

    Forum Selection Clauses – From MBBP’s M&A Today

    Forum Selection Clauses – From MBBP’s M&A Today
    In City of Providence v. First Citizens Bancshares, Inc. decided in September 2014, the Delaware Court of Chancery analyzed a forum selection provision contained in a company’s by-laws and granted the defendant’s motions to…
  • Oct 21

    MBBP Client Named to BBJ and MHT 2014 Innovation All-Stars List

    MBBP Client Named to BBJ and MHT 2014 Innovation All-Stars List
    This month, the Boston Business Journal and Mass High Tech have published the list of 2014 Innovation All-Stars .  This year, two individuals and 15 companies will be honored. Among the companies named is…
Rank this Week: 1600

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Oct 23

    East Lansing Michigan’s Open Container Law

    East Lansing Michigan’s Open Container Law
    Game Day in East Lansing The Michigan State Spartans are gearing up for another game this Saturday against the Indiana Hoosiers. The Spartans have had a strong season and many fans will be donning green and white and gathering in East Lansing…
  • Oct 10

    Tailgating Crimes Michigan

    Tailgating Crimes Michigan
    Charged with Tailgating Crimes Michigan? Fall is here, football season is in full swing, and the tradition of tailgating has resumed.  With both the NFL and NCAA playing there are plenty of opportunities for fans across Michigan to…
  • Sep 4

    Labor Day Drunk Driving Crackdown

    Labor Day Drunk Driving Crackdown
    Labor Day Drunk Driving Crackdown: “Designated Driver Dark” and “Call a Cab Cider” may sound like quirky craft beer names but they are actually names for fictitious brews imagined by the leaders of a new anti-drunk…
Rank this Week: 689

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/
  • Oct 23

    Army Office of Energy Initiatives Releases RFP for New Renewable Energy Project at Fort Hood

    Army Office of Energy Initiatives Releases RFP for New Renewable Energy Project at Fort Hood
    On October 17, 2014, the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) issued a solicitation for the construction and operation of large-scale solar and wind projects at the Fort Hood military base. Fort Hood is the largest active military duty post in…
  • Sep 9

    C&M Lawyers Conduct Live Webinar on TAA Risks on Wednesday, September 10

    C&M Lawyers Conduct Live Webinar on TAA Risks on Wednesday, September 10
    On Wednesday, September 9th at 12 PM Eastern, join our government contracts attorneys for a webinar entitled: “Mitigating Trade Agreements Act Risks for GSA Schedule Holders.” During this 60-minute webinar, we will provide an…
  • Sep 8

    Not Our Problem: ASBCA Has No Say in Prime-Sub Sponsorship Dispute

    Not Our Problem: ASBCA Has No Say in Prime-Sub Sponsorship Dispute
    In Appeal of Binghamton Simulator Co. (ASBCA, Aug. 21), the board held that it had no jurisdiction to hear a subcontractor’s appeal in which the prime contractor declined to sponsor the sub’s appeal. Despite the…
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Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 23

    How Much is Your Business Worth?

    How Much is Your Business Worth?
    Thinking about selling your business? Maybe you’ve put in enough time and energy into it and you feel it’s time to retire or you want to start a new business. One of the first things you need to figure out is how much your…
  • Oct 16

    Failure to Disclose as Fraud Under the Securities and Exchange Act

    Failure to Disclose as Fraud Under the Securities and Exchange Act
    Corporate officers face an ever expanding and deepening pool of potential legal liability when it comes to running their business and making (or not making) disclosures about it. A recent case involving the federal Securities and Exchange…
  • Oct 9

    Every Vote Counts, Unless It Doesn’t

    Every Vote Counts, Unless It Doesn’t
    When it comes to shareholder voting, what votes are counted how can mean all the difference between a measure being approved or not. Over time if a measure failed in the past, if voting standards are changed, those in favor of it may be in…
Rank this Week: 2198

Maryland Law Blogger

Maryland Law Blogger

Covers corporate & franchise law issues. By Raymond McKenzie.

http://www.marylandlawblogger.com
  • Oct 23

    What You Need to Know About Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Certification

    What You Need to Know About Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Certification
    Service Disabled Veteran-Owner Business (“SDVOB”) Certification Requirements:   1. The service-disabled veteran must have a service-connected disability that has been determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs or…
  • Oct 23

    What is FATCA and Who Does It Apply To?

    What is FATCA and Who Does It Apply To?
    Does the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, 26 U.S.C. sec. 1471 et seq. (“FATCA”) apply to funds transferred from one non-U.S. foreign entity to a second non-U.S. foreign entity where such funds are transferred at least in part…
  • Oct 23

    Sample Confessed Judgment Note for Commercial Use

    Sample Confessed Judgment Note for Commercial Use
    CONFESSED JUDGMENT NOTE [SAMPLE]  Amount – Date –             The undersigned __________________________ (hereinafter referred to as “Maker”) hereby promises…
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New York Business Litigation…

New York Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, foreclosures, and business law. By The Silber Law Firm LLC.

http://www.thesilberlawfirm.com/
  • Oct 23

    Violating Confidentiality Agreement

    Violating Confidentiality Agreement
    Confidentiality provisions are common in many different settings, including settlements, business transactions and intellectual property agreements. The cost of violating a confidentiality provision often leads to litigation and damages, and…
  • Sep 19

    Arbitration Proceeding Held on Sunday Invalidates Arbitration Award

    Arbitration Proceeding Held on Sunday Invalidates Arbitration Award
    A dispute involving the distribution of an estate was submitted to arbitration. The parties proceeded to court where one party sought to have the arbitration decision confirmed, while the other requested that it be vacated. One of the…
  • Sep 15

    Protective Order Renders Commercial Contract Impossible to Perform

    Protective Order Renders Commercial Contract Impossible to Perform
    Plaintiff Kolodin is a singer who lived with her agent, defendant Valenti. Despite the deterioration of their relationship the parties maintained a professional arrangement and Kolodin continued to sign with Valenti and his company,…
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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/
  • Oct 23

    What Law Governs Contracts With Foreign Entities?

    What Law Governs Contracts With Foreign Entities?
    A Business FAQ with Mark A. Williams. The law that governs every contract is usually the law that the contract says. In  most agreements, there will be a provision in it that says if we get into a dispute, here…Read more ›
  • Oct 22

    What is the UCC?

    What is the UCC?
    A Business FAQ with Joshua A. Diveley. The UCC is a set of uniform laws that have been developed as kind of a recommendation for the states to apply and adopt for their states. It stands for Uniform Commercial Code…Read more ›
  • Oct 21

    What Are Business Broker Agreements?

    What Are Business Broker Agreements?
    A Business FAQ with Mark A. Williams. A business broker agreement usually means that you have hired someone to sell your business for you. So you sign an agreement with them that will say, “I want to sell it for…Read more…
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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/
  • Oct 23

    What Obama’s Call for “Family-Friendly” Workplaces Means for the Small Business Owner

    What Obama’s Call for “Family-Friendly” Workplaces Means for the Small Business Owner
    In July 2014, President Obama unveiled a number of initiatives designed to help employees with families achieve more of a work-life balance. These initiatives, none of which are legally binding at this time, include: 1) requiring seven days…
  • Oct 9

    Two Family-Friendly Bills that Small Business Owners Should Know About

    Two Family-Friendly Bills that Small Business Owners Should Know About
    Two bills currently pending in the Illinois legislature seek to lend a hand to employees facing their own or a family member’s medical issues. The bills, the Earned Sick Time Act and the Family Leave Insurance Act, were proposed in…
  • Oct 6

    Make Feedback Something Your Team Looks Forward To

    Make Feedback Something Your Team Looks Forward To
      By: Poonam Lakhani   You’ve invested a great deal of money, time, and sweat into growing your business.  Have you done the same in your employees?  Because the results are not always directly tangible, investing in…
Rank this Week: 2047