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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/
  • Jan 29

    A Proposal to Fix the Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals Rule

    A Proposal to Fix the Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals Rule
    I oppose the Dodd-Frank conflict minerals rule, which requires companies to conduct due diligence and report on their sourcing of certain minerals from the war-ravaged Democratic Republic of Congo and surrounding countries. As I have written…
  • Jan 28

    New York Times Reports Chinese Government Delayed Report to Help Alibaba's IPO

    New York Times Reports Chinese Government Delayed Report to Help Alibaba's IPO
    There’s a very interesting sentence in a New York Times story today about the Chinese company Alibaba. China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce has released a report criticizing illegal practices on Alibaba’s shopping web…
  • Jan 28

    New Article Highlight: The (Un)Enforcement of Corporate Officers' Dutie

    New Article Highlight: The (Un)Enforcement of Corporate Officers' Dutie
    New reading recommendation: The (Un)Enforcement of Corporate Officers' Duties, by Megan Shaner at Univ. of Oklahoma COL, published in UC Davis Law Review, November 2015. Abstract: Over the past few decades, officers have arguably become some…
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Delaware Chancery Law Blog

Delaware Chancery Law Blog

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

http://delawarechancery.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jan 29

    Court of Chancery Denies Untimely Amendment to Complaint

    Court of Chancery Denies Untimely Amendment to Complaint
    The decision of OptimisCorp. v. Waite, et al., C.A. No. 8773-VCP (Del. Ch. Jan. 28, 2015) is a good read for litigants seeking leave of the Court to amend a complaint.  In this decision, plaintiffs requested leave of the court to plead…
  • Jan 28

    Caesars’ Delaware Chancery Section 291 Receivership Proceeding

    Caesars’ Delaware Chancery Section 291 Receivership Proceeding
    In prior posts, we discussed receivership proceedings before the Delaware Court of Chancery in connection with an insolvent corporation pursuant to Section 291 of the Delaware General Corporation Law (“DGCL”). As noted in this…
  • Jan 19

    Court of Chancery Amends Pro Hac Vice Rule

    Court of Chancery Amends Pro Hac Vice Rule
    On January 16, 2015, the Court of Chancery adopted an amendment to Rule 170, which governs pro hac vice motions.  Effective February 2, 2015, the amended Rule 170 has increased the cost of filing a pro hac vice motion in the 2015…
Rank this Week: 3911

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/
  • Jan 29

    Shake Shack, Born in a Park, Is Going Public With Big Dream

    Shake Shack, Born in a Park, Is Going Public With Big Dream
    Shake Shack is part of fast-food movement that has emphasized fresh food and friendliness, a tack that will value the company at around $745 million.
  • Jan 29

    Law Firm Founds Project to Fight ‘Revenge Porn’

    Law Firm Founds Project to Fight ‘Revenge Porn’
    K&L Gates has set up the Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project to fight the shame-posting of sexual photos and videos online by jilted lovers.
  • Jan 29

    Manitowoc to Split in Two After Pressure From Activist

    Manitowoc to Split in Two After Pressure From Activist
    In a victory for Carl C. Icahn and Ralph Whitworth’s Relational Investors, the Manitowoc Company said it would separate its crane manufacturing business from its food service business, betting that the two will be more valuable as…
Rank this Week: 5

Medical Marijuana Law Illinois

Medical Marijuana Law Illinois

Covers issues under Illinois' new Medical Cannabis Pilot Program. Explores local issues for city, county and village governments and the competitive application process for cultivation center and dispensary licenses. Also highlights the effects of evolving legal and social norms on employers, physicians and other health care professionals.

http://medicalmarijuanalawillinois.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Women Grow Meetings in 16 US cities next week

    Women Grow Meetings in 16 US cities next week
    Women Grow chapters across the US meet next on Thursday Feb. 5, as they always do first Thursday of every month. Anyone who purchased tickets to January’s meeting in Chicago but was unable to make it due to weather can use their…
  • Jan 25

    Quinn Admin projected Illinois dispensary, cultivation license winner

    Quinn Admin projected Illinois dispensary, cultivation license winner
    Chicago Sun-Times obtained the list of licensees as finalized by Quinn’s Administration. Governor Rauner reportedly says he is not yet prepared to act on this list. Sun-Times says former Governor Quinn’s office was still working…
  • Jan 19

    Foxbarry Farms, United Cannabis Corp plan with California Tribe

    Foxbarry Farms, United Cannabis Corp plan with California Tribe
    Foxbarry Farms consulting, licensing deal with United Cannabis Corp. could build cultivation, processing facilities on tribal territory; New York Times Magazine gives vivid, intriguing profile of Cheryl Shuman. United Cannabis Corp. profile…
Rank this Week: 2173

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Jan 29

    How to Make a Legal Franchise Sale: Step 3 of 11 - Legal

    How to Make a Legal Franchise Sale: Step 3 of 11 - Legal
    Before furnishing an FDD to a prospect, you must confirm that the prospect has been given, or must give the prospect, notice of the FDD formats available, and the prerequisites and conditions for obtaining those formats. The law does...
  • Jan 29

    Avoiding the "Professional Franchise Candidate" - Operation

    Avoiding the "Professional Franchise Candidate" - Operation
    Have you ever wondered how a franchise candidate that seemed so promising during the selection process turned into such a nightmare? You ask yourself time and time again "How could this franchisee slip past our screening process? They…
  • Jan 28

    Should You Be Using Software as a Service? - Operation

    Should You Be Using Software as a Service? - Operation
    Why Franchise Software is Moving Into the Cloud When somebody says, "the cloud," your first thoughts may be of data flying over your head, a room full of servers or the latest scandal to rock the celebrity world. While...
Rank this Week: 290

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/
  • Jan 29

    Idaho Lawmakers Reject Bill to Amend the Idaho Human Rights Act

    Idaho Lawmakers Reject Bill to Amend the Idaho Human Rights Act
    By Pam Howland In a historic vote, following three days of hearings before the House State Affairs Committee, the Idaho legislature voted this morning to hold a proposed bill in committee that would amend the Idaho Human Rights Act to make…
  • Jan 23

    Five Reasons to Train Your Supervisors in the New Year

    Five Reasons to Train Your Supervisors in the New Year
    By Pam Howland While employers are quick to train their office managers and human resource personnel on key employment law concepts, they frequently overlook the importance of training those on the front line—their supervisors—on…
  • Jan 14

    How a Health Benefit Can Be a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

    How a Health Benefit Can Be a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
    by Bret Busacker and Bret Clark Group health plans provided by employers to employees are subject to 40 years of federal regulation from ERISA, to COBRA, to HIPAA, to ACA. What many employers don’t realize is that the definition of group…
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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
  • Jan 29

    USPTO Reduces Certain Trademark Filing Fee

    USPTO Reduces Certain Trademark Filing Fee
    By: Tom Dunn On January 17, 2015, the USPTO reduced certain trademark filing fees and introduced a new electronic application filing option. The fee for both the TEAS Plus application and the TEAS Regular application are reduced by $50. The…
  • Jan 29

    Action Item for Smaller Reporting Companies – Update Review of Internal Controls to COSO 2013

    Action Item for Smaller Reporting Companies – Update Review of Internal Controls to COSO 2013
    By: Daniele Ouellette Levy  In response to the requirements of SOX 404, a majority of public companies adopted the 1992 framework prepare by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) to assess the…
  • Jan 28

    In Honor of Data Privacy Day, MBBP’s Data Privacy “Bell Ringers”

    In Honor of Data Privacy Day, MBBP’s Data Privacy “Bell Ringers”
    Happy Data Privacy Day! Information and data are everywhere. Indeed, as of 2010, it was noted that “every two days, we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003.” And as information and…
Rank this Week: 679

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/
Rank this Week: 1275

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/
  • Jan 29

    District Court Interprets Limitations Savings Statute

    District Court Interprets Limitations Savings Statute
    Hartsel v. The Vanguard Group Inc., C.A. 13-1128-SLR (D. Del. January 26, 2015) This is an interesting decision because it interprets the seldom-used Delaware Savings Statute [10 Del. C. Section 8118].  The court held that a derivative…
  • Jan 29

    Court Of Chancery Denies Late Amendment To Complaint

    Court Of Chancery Denies Late Amendment To Complaint
    Optimiscorp v. Waite, C.A. 8773-VCP (January 28, 2015) This decision is a primer on what not to do if you want to add claims to a complaint as the case develops. The lesson is to be sure that your discovery responses are both timely updated…
  • Jan 29

    Court Of Chancery Rejects Application Of Delaware Law

    Court Of Chancery Rejects Application Of Delaware Law
    Ascension Insurance Holdings LLC v. Underwood, C.A. 9897-VCG (January 28, 2015) This is an important decision on choice of law. The Court held that the parties’ choice of Delaware law to govern the terms of a noncompete agreement was…
Rank this Week: 465

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • Jan 29

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for January 29, 2015

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for January 29, 2015
    Court Docket (Bankr. D. Del.): Order Determining Appropriate Venue for Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc. et al. Bankruptcy Cases Bloomberg Business: Caesars Wins Bid to Move $20 Billion Bankruptcy to Chicago New York…
  • Jan 28

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for January 28, 2015

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for January 28, 2015
    Bloomberg: Caesars to Hear Whether What Happens in Delaware Stays There Reuters: Atlantic City downgraded again ahead of note sale Wall Street Journal: GT Advanced Shareholders Denied Role in Bankruptcy Bureau of Labor…
  • Jan 28

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for January 27, 2015

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for January 27, 2015
    Daily Bankruptcy Review: Cache Hires Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones to Help Prepare Bankruptcy Filing Reuters: Caesars, creditors start unusual trial to pick bankruptcy court Washington Business Journal: AT&T buys NII…
Rank this Week: 19

New York Business Litigation…

New York Business Litigation Lawyers Blog

Covers business law. By Klapper & Fass.

http://www.newyorkbusinesslitigationlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3890

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Corporate Securities Law Blog

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

http://www.corporatesecuritieslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 275

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

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

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Jan 29

    Martha Minow, "Forgiveness, Law and Justice"

    Martha Minow, "Forgiveness, Law and Justice"
    Martha Minow, Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor of Law, Harvard Law School with comments by Martha Nussbaum, Aziz Huq, and Michael Schill What role if any should forgiveness play in law and legal systems? By forgiveness, I mean: a…
  • Jan 8

    Richard McAdams, "How Law Works Expressively"

    Richard McAdams, "How Law Works Expressively"
    Although people sometimes violate the law, there is more legal compliance than we can explain by ordinary economic theory – that legal sanctions deter noncompliance. In some domains of international law and constitutional law, there is…
  • Dec 4

    Baude, Harel, & McAdams, "How Should We Interpret our Constitutions?"

    Baude, Harel, & McAdams, "How Should We Interpret our Constitutions?"
    How Should We Interpret our Constitutions? A Debate between Professors Baude and Harel Moderated by Professor McAdams William Baude is Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School, where he teaches…
Rank this Week: 281

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 29

    Huntington Beach Manufacturer Faces Whistleblower Case by Ex-Employee

    Huntington Beach Manufacturer Faces Whistleblower Case by Ex-Employee
    A “whistleblower” claim is a lawsuit filed by a current or former employee who alleges the defendant retaliated against him or her because of a report within a company or to a government agency of wrongdoing. This kind of cause of…
  • Jan 22

    Football, Rock and Roll and Alleged Fraud

    Football, Rock and Roll and Alleged Fraud
    Potential wrongdoing by business partners can happen in companies large and small, in industries you’ve never heard of and the well known world of profession sports. One such dispute became known when a lawsuit was filed in federal…
  • Jan 14

    Trademark Protection for Your Busine

    Trademark Protection for Your Busine
    Your company’s most valuable assets could be its intellectual property. Just like you lock the doors when you close to protect what’s inside your office, store or factory, there are ways to protect your intellectual property. A…
Rank this Week: 4088

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

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

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
Rank this Week: 2072

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/
  • Jan 29

    3 Goals Every Small Business Should Have This Year

    3 Goals Every Small Business Should Have This Year
    It’s the start of a new year, which means it’s also time to set new goals.  Specifically, SMART ones.  SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic, and Timely.  The value of SMART goals is that they…
  • Jan 23

    Feeling like your goals will never be met? Here’s how to recalibrate.

    Feeling like your goals will never be met? Here’s how to recalibrate.
    Are you beginning to feel as though the New Year’s resolutions you set for your business are impossible to reach? A recent study showed that just 8% of people are successful in achieving their resolution.  Almost 40% of people fail…
  • Jan 16

    Why Your Business Needs Weekly, Quarterly, and Yearly Goal

    Why Your Business Needs Weekly, Quarterly, and Yearly Goal
    Some small business owners are “big picture” people, and some are more detail-oriented.  Regardless of your personal ownership style, formulating weekly, quarterly, and yearly goals will help bring the best of both worlds to…
Rank this Week: 777

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    DUI 2nd in Virginia – Challenge the Prior – Fight Indiana

    DUI 2nd in Virginia – Challenge the Prior – Fight Indiana
    Whenever I have a DUI / DWI 2nd offense in Virginia, I request certified copies of the prior conviction. You never know what issues you will find that could carry the day in court. Required disclaimer: PAST CASES DO NOT PREDICT FUTURE…
  • Jan 21

    What is the Difference Between a Class 1, 2, 3, and 4 Misdemeanor?

    What is the Difference Between a Class 1, 2, 3, and 4 Misdemeanor?
    Misdemeanors in Virginia can carry a wide variety of possible punishments. To determine what exactly your punishment could be, you need to know what class your offense falls under. There are four different classes of misdemeanors: Class 1,…
  • Jan 20

    Where on my Ticket Does it Tell me if I’m Charged With a Misdemeanor or Felony?

    Where on my Ticket Does it Tell me if I’m Charged With a Misdemeanor or Felony?
    If you’re unsure what type of charge you are facing in Virginia, you can find out in several ways. 1. Check your paperwork. If you were arrested or even just given a “Virginia Uniform Summons,” you should have a copy of…
Rank this Week: 1050

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: 75

Rush On Business

Rush On Business

Covers business litigation, employment law, franchise law, incorporation and starting a business. By Rush Nigut.

http://www.rushonbusiness.com/
  • Jan 29

    Business Owners: Don’t Neglect Succession Planning

    Business Owners: Don’t Neglect Succession Planning
    All too often business owners neglect succession planning. In fact, according to a recent Inc Magazine article and Deloitte survey on the topic, 90 percent of business leaders recognize the success of their company depends on effective…
  • Jan 28

    20 Franchise Trends from Industry News Source

    20 Franchise Trends from Industry News Source
    Franchise Times has an interesting article on 20 to Watch: franchise trendsetters in 2015. One of the more interesting items to me was No. 18 – So Sue Me. Apparently one enterprising insurance executive has set up a suite of insurance…
  • Dec 2

    Iowa Specialty Business Court Off to Good Start

    Iowa Specialty Business Court Off to Good Start
    Back in January of 2013 I shared that the Iowa Supreme Court began a new specialty court for business cases. According to a recent article from the Des Moines Business Record it sounds as though the court is off to a good start.…
Rank this Week: 499

ACA Review

ACA Review

Covers labor and employment, tax, employee benefits and healthcare law issues associated with the Affordable Care Act. By Balch & Bingham LLP.

http://www.acareview.com/
  • Jan 29

    Who Are Your Form 1095-C Employees?

    Who Are Your Form 1095-C Employees?
    Beginning in 2016, Code § 6056 requires large employers to complete, file with IRS and deliver to employees a Form 1095-C for each full-time employee offered minimum essential coverage for each 2015 coverage month.  So, who are…
  • Jan 28

    CMS Approves Another Hybrid Medicaid Expansion – Indiana

    CMS Approves Another Hybrid Medicaid Expansion – Indiana
    In a January 27, 2015 press release, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced approval of most of an ACA Medicaid expansion proposal called the Healthy Indiana Plan.  Here are highlights of approved elements:…
  • Jan 26

    Full-Time Substitute Teachers?

    Full-Time Substitute Teachers?
    An enforcement agency writes a rule to solve a peculiar problem.  Applied as written to other situations, the rule makes less sense.  Will the agency restrict enforcement to those situations clearly referenced in the rule, or will…
Rank this Week: 2810

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

Covers intellectual property, entrepreneurship, technology, social media, fashion and entertainment

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Jan 29

    Help Support Arts Education

    Help Support Arts Education
    With a new Senate underway, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) may undergo some unpopular changes, particularly when it comes to arts education.  New Senate education committee chairman, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), has…
  • Jan 16

    Michael Sydney Moore

    Michael Sydney Moore
    Michael Sydney Moore is a 23-year-old Oil Painter from London. His work is centered around high-realism in portraiture. ‘I do not believe there is any dichotomy present in the idea that an almost perfect rendition of the human form can…
  • Jan 16

    Grégoire A. Meyer

    Grégoire A. Meyer
    Grégoire A. Meyer is a London based artist who uses digital illustrations to create distortions of the human form. He uses digital techniques involving shiny metallic components, shattered glass, and splashes of water that add a…
Rank this Week: 3551

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
  • Jan 29

    The M&A Landscape: Financial Institutions Rediscovering Themselve

    The M&A Landscape: Financial Institutions Rediscovering Themselve
    Editor's Note: Edward Herlihy is a partner and co-chairman of the Executive Committee at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. The following post is based on a Wachtell Lipton memorandum by Mr. Herlihy, Lawrence S. Makow, Jeannemarie…
  • Jan 29

    Recent Delaware Rulings Support Practice of “Appraisal Arbitrage”

    Recent Delaware Rulings Support Practice of “Appraisal Arbitrage”
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from William E. Curbow, partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions practice at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, and is based on a Simpson Thacher memorandum. This post is part of the Delaware…
  • Jan 29

    Understanding Director Election

    Understanding Director Election
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Yonca Ertimur of the Accounting Division at the University of Colorado at Boulder; Fabrizio Ferri of the Accounting Division at Columbia University; and David Oesch of the Department of…
Rank this Week: 144

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/
  • Jan 29

    Is It Worth It For Plaintiffs' Counsel To Gamble On Merger Class Actions in North Carolina?

    Is It Worth It For Plaintiffs' Counsel To Gamble On Merger Class Actions in North Carolina?
    I hadn't written anything yet about the multiple shareholder actions challenging the merger of PokerTek -- a developer and distributor of electronic table (gambling) games -- with Multimedia Games -- another developer and distributor of…
  • Jan 23

    A Couple Of Things To Know Before Bringing A Piercing The Corporate Veil Claim

    A Couple Of Things To Know Before Bringing A Piercing The Corporate Veil Claim
    You might remember the case of  Cold Springs Ventures, LLC v. Gilead Sciences, Inc..  Last year, Judge Jolly stayed an arbitration proceeding pending a ruling on a piercing the corporate veil claim.  If you are a reader of this…
  • Jan 16

    Reading Before Signing Is Advisable

    Reading Before Signing Is Advisable
    It's pretty basic that your clients should read the agreements that they sign before they sign them.  Or you should at least explain to your client the key provisions in what they are going to sign, if they are not going to read it. In…
Rank this Week: 1058

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

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

    Proxy Access Punt: Glass Lewis Weighs In “For Real”

    Proxy Access Punt: Glass Lewis Weighs In “For Real”
    On Monday, I blogged about a statement from Glass Lewis on proxy access shareholder proposals that was contained in a WSJ article. Now, Glass Lewis has posted this on its own blog on the topic: In 2015, approximately 100 companies will face…
  • Jan 28

    Our New “Form 8-K Handbook”

    Our New “Form 8-K Handbook”
    Spanking brand new. By popular demand, this comprehensive “Form 8-K Handbook” covers all you need to know about “real time” disclosures via Form 8-K (it’s now posted on our “Form 8-K” Practice Area).…
  • Jan 27

    Corp Fin: New CDI on Filing Non-Searchable Graphics & Image

    Corp Fin: New CDI on Filing Non-Searchable Graphics & Image
    One of the goals of Corp Fin’s “Disclosure Effectiveness” project is to modernize its filing framework, EDGAR. Not an easy thing to do, but it definitely could use a look. For example, use of multimedia in SEC filings poses…
Rank this Week: 286

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: 481

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Jan 29

    Consumer Privacy and Security Risks Are Issues That Businesses Need To Addre

    Consumer Privacy and Security Risks Are Issues That Businesses Need To Addre
    As the prevalence of Internet-connected devices continues to grow, companies need to be proactive in addressing the consumer privacy attendant risks. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued a report on the Internet of Things, which…
  • Jan 28

    Women in Businesses: Where Do We Stand According to the UN Report?

    Women in Businesses: Where Do We Stand According to the UN Report?
    Though they run 30 % of it, women in businesses are noticeably absent at the top of the world’s largest corporations. In fact, women in businesses represent just five percent of the chief operating officers, according to a new report by…
  • Jan 26

    Affidavit of Merit in Negligence Suit Must Be From Like-Licensed Professional

    Affidavit of Merit in Negligence Suit Must Be From Like-Licensed Professional
    The Appellate Division recently held that New Jersey’s Affidavit of Merit (AOM) statute requires a supporting AOM from a “like-licensed” professional in all malpractice or negligence cases within the scope of the statute.…
Rank this Week: 1587

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Jan 29

    Guide: Structuring your in-house legal team

    Guide: Structuring your in-house legal team
    Interested in learning more about structuring your in-house legal team? DLA Piper has published a resource for general counsel and other in-house counsel involved in law department management: “This article is aimed at both new GCs…
  • Jan 28

    10 Career Insights from 10 Successful GC

    10 Career Insights from 10 Successful GC
    Throughout 2014, I sat down with 10 fascinating individuals who also happen to be successful legal department leaders. From a former Dallas Cowboys football player to a former 2nd Lieutenant in the US Marine Corp with several tours under his…
  • Jan 23

    Top Ten Business Risks For 2015

    Top Ten Business Risks For 2015
    William Gallagher Associates, an insurance broker and risk management company, compiled what it sees as the top business risks in all categories for the coming year. Number one is a risk that hasn’t received much attention. It derives…
Rank this Week: 123

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/
  • Jan 29

    Doing Deals: Be Careful How You Send Confidential Information

    Doing Deals: Be Careful How You Send Confidential Information
    I recently asked my good friend Jim Brashear of Zix Corporation this question: “are lawyers are still sending confidential deal documents via unencrypted email?” I asked Jim since he’s an expert in that area (Zix is an email…
  • Jan 28

    Webcast: “Proxy Solicitation Tactics in M&A”

    Webcast: “Proxy Solicitation Tactics in M&A”
    Tune in tomorrow for the webcast – “Proxy Solicitation Tactics in M&A” – to hear Okapi Partners’ Chuck Garske, Alliance Advisors’ Waheed Hassan, Managing Director and Innisfree’s Scott Winter…
  • Jan 26

    Corp Fin’s No-Action Relief: 5-Business Day Debt Tender Offers Allowed

    Corp Fin’s No-Action Relief: 5-Business Day Debt Tender Offers Allowed
    On Friday, Corp Fin’s Office of Mergers & Acquisitions issued a no-action response as fleshed out by this Gibson Dunn blog by Jim Moloney & Andrew Fabens (we’re posting memos about this in our “Tender Offers”…
Rank this Week: 644

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/
  • Jan 29

    Court Of Appeal Decides Against Arbitration Bylaw Amendment

    Court Of Appeal Decides Against Arbitration Bylaw Amendment
    Much has been written of late about the enforceability of exclusive forum bylaws.  What happens when the forum isn’t a court, but an arbitration?  Does it make any difference if the arbitration bylaw is adopted after a dispute…
  • Jan 28

    California AG Declares Whistleblower Tally A State Secret

    California AG Declares Whistleblower Tally A State Secret
    Since 2004, the California Attorney General has been required to maintain a whistleblower hotline to receive calls from persons who have information regarding possible violations of state or federal statutes, rules, or regulations, or…
  • Jan 27

    Victims Of Corporate Fraud Compensation Fund

    Victims Of Corporate Fraud Compensation Fund
    In the waning days of the 2001-2002 legislative session, then Assemblymember Kevin Shelley gutted and amended AB 55. As introduced, AB 55 would have amended the Elections Code. Instead, AB 55 became the vehicle for the enactment of the deeply…
Rank this Week: 283

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: 209

Estate Planning Attorney Blog

Estate Planning Attorney Blog

Covers probate, estate planning, business formation and business law. By Deemer Law.

http://www.estateplanningattorney-blog.com/
  • Jan 28

    Where should I incorporate? (Part 1)

    Where should I incorporate? (Part 1)
    Where should I incorporate? This is a question that I am often asked, and although we can explore the legal issues as to where you should incorporate, there are non-legal issues to consider as well.  People often hear advertising…
  • Jan 22

    Do I need to update my estate plan if I am moving?

    Do I need to update my estate plan if I am moving?
    There are many things that can cause someone to move, and depending to the reasons, the method, or other decisions, it may be appropriate to update a trust or a will.  Some of the reasons for moving, may be a reason to review, for…
  • Jan 14

    How much does it cost for Probate?

    How much does it cost for Probate?
    Probate Expenses Proper estate planning can help save time, save money, and protect the privacy of an estate.  Probate expenses can have a wide variance depending on where you live and how much you have in assets.  Some states, like…
Rank this Week: 1887

AG Deal Diary

AG Deal Diary

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

http://www.akingump.com/en/experience/practices/corporate/ag-deal-diary/index.html
Rank this Week: 2729

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/
  • Jan 28

    Conference on the CISG at 35

    Conference on the CISG at 35
    Global Sales Law Conference: The CISG at 35: Challenges Today Friday, January 30, 2015 Please join us on Friday, Jan. 30 on campus at Georgetown University Law Center for the Global Sales Law Conference: The CISG at 35: Challenges Today....
  • Jan 27

    A Contract to Kill but no Intent to

    A Contract to Kill but no Intent to
    A young Norwegian man has been fined $1,300 for accepting a contract to kill without the intent to follow up on it. Yes, you read that right: all the authorities could charge this man with was contractual fraud. Another 21-year...
  • Jan 27

    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 1 339 Choice of Law in the American Courts in 2014: Twenty-Eighth Annual Survey Symeon C. Symeonides Willamette University - College of…
Rank this Week: 244

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

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

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 1203

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

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

    Is it true that shareholder voices on the board "can't hurt"?

    Is it true that shareholder voices on the board "can't hurt"?
    In an article on Nelson Peltz's looming proxy fight at DuPont, the WSJ observed that: The challenge for both sides now is to win over shareholders. Typically, the biggest investors reserve judgment... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jan 28

    Dennis Berman on the activist hedge funds short-term playbook

    Dennis Berman on the activist hedge funds short-term playbook
    From today's WSJ comes a must read column by Dennis Berman in which he argues that: The vast majority [of shareholder activist funds] are making similar demands of their targets, delivered with what... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jan 27

    If you're going to write about corporations as actors and don't talk about Bill Klein ....

    If you're going to write about corporations as actors and don't talk about Bill Klein ....
    So I'm perusing Do Corporations Have Religious Beliefs? (90 Ind. L.J. 47) by Jason Iuliano and on the first two pages, I read the following: Do corporations have religious beliefs? In a word, yes.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 99

Vann & Sheridan Blog

Vann & Sheridan Blog

Focuses on construction and business law, commercial creditor's rights and estate planning.

http://vannattorneys.com/category/blog/
  • Jan 28

    Webinar: 2015 Lien Law Update

    Webinar: 2015 Lien Law Update
    Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m.Vann Attorneys Webinar: 2015 Lien Law Update North Carolina Lien Law in 2015: What Three Things Are Important to Remember. Join us as we discuss the current lien law for North…
  • Jan 28

    Webinar: Business Credit 2015: Brains, Experience & Relationships; Why These Three Matter

    Webinar: Business Credit 2015: Brains, Experience & Relationships; Why These Three Matter
    Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m.Vann Attorneys Webinar: Business Credit 2015: Brains, Experience & Relationships; Why These Three Matter We all know the power of intelligence, experience and relationships with…
  • Jan 21

    2015 Krispy Kreme Challenge Parking Fundraiser

    2015 Krispy Kreme Challenge Parking Fundraiser
    Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 7:30 a.m. Join us in raising funds for the North Carolina Children’s Hospital and the Triangle YMCA We Build People Campaign by parking with Vann Attorneys, PLLC Join us on Saturday, February 14, 2015…
Rank this Week: 1540

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
  • Jan 28

    What Exactly Do You Mean By “Reseller” Agreement?

    What Exactly Do You Mean By “Reseller” Agreement?
    A useful note from our colleague Sanjay Beri, originally posted at Technology’s Legal Edge. I was recently reminded that the term “reseller” agreement can often mean different things to different people. …
  • Jan 20

    FTC ANNOUNCES ANNUAL REVISIONS TO HSR ACT THRESHOLDS

    FTC ANNOUNCES ANNUAL REVISIONS TO HSR ACT THRESHOLDS
    CONTRIBUTED BY Megan Muir megan.muir@dlapiper.com From our colleagues Paolo Morante, Steven E. Levitsky, and Laura Kam In accordance with the 2000 amendments to the HSR Act, the Federal Trade Commission has announced its annual revision to…
  • Jan 20

    New student data privacy laws: top points for school contractors and K-12 education sites, apps and online service

    New student data privacy laws: top points for school contractors and K-12 education sites, apps and online service
    CONTRIBUTED BY Megan Muir megan.muir@dlapiper.com From our colleagues, Michelle J. Anderson and Jim Halpert, originally published as a Data Protection, Privacy and Security Alert (US) According to the Data Quality Campaign, 36…
Rank this Week: 1250

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
Rank this Week: 3751

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/
  • Jan 28

    Appellate Tips from Judge Frank Easterbrook

    Appellate Tips from Judge Frank Easterbrook
    Jay O’Keeffe writing on De Novo: A Virginia Appellate Law Blog spotted two articles where Judge Frank Easterbrook of the Seventh Circuit offers severalappellate practice tips that are useful…
  • Jan 26

    $1.2M Settlement in Skechers Overtime and Missed Break Case

    $1.2M Settlement in Skechers Overtime and Missed Break Case
      A preliminary $1.2 million settlement agreement has been approved, potentially ending an unpaid overtime class action lawsuit filed against Skechers USA Inc., by about 4,800 employees who allege the shoe retailer deprived…
  • Nov 20

    Super Lawyers Recognizes PCT Partners, Steven Barentzen and Angela France

    Super Lawyers Recognizes PCT Partners, Steven Barentzen and Angela France
    PCT is pleased to announce that Steven Barenzten has been selected as “2015 Washington DC Super Lawyers”. Only five percent of attorneys receive this honor each year. Steven was recognized by the region’s most respected…
Rank this Week: 4010

Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

Covers laws relating to pre-need and death care compliance, serving banks, funeral homes, crematories, and cemetaries. By William Stalter.

http://www.deathcarelaw.com/
  • Jan 28

    Qualified Funeral Trusts: Illinois and Schedule M

    Qualified Funeral Trusts: Illinois and Schedule M
    The Illinois Department Revenue made a revision to Schedule M of the 2014 IL-1041 form that may go unnoticed by many trust tax preparers.  The change is meant to clarify that preneed accounts established pursuant to the Illinois…
  • Jan 11

    Questions for the Jury: the mirror trust account

    Questions for the Jury: the mirror trust account
    A recent order issued by the Federal Court trying the NPS civil suit referenced a mirror trust employed by the defendant bank (12-31-14 Order – Comerica MSJ ).  To facilitate the trading of investment securities, a brokerage…
  • Jan 6

    Question for The Jury: Exculpatory Clauses and Preneed Investment Supervision

    Question for The Jury: Exculpatory Clauses and Preneed Investment Supervision
    It is common for master preneed trusts to have investments directed by an independent fund manager.  The pooling of smaller trusts allows funeral directors to achieve the critical mass needed to engage professional asset…
Rank this Week: 1057

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

Offers business trial law with a sense of humor. By Barry Barnett.

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
Rank this Week: 421

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jan 28

    Innovation and imitation incentives in dynamic duopoly

    Innovation and imitation incentives in dynamic duopoly
    Etienne Billette de Villemeur and Richard Ruble and Bruno Versaevel analyze Innovation and imitation incentives in dynamic duopoly. ABSTRACT: We study entry in a growing market by ex-ante symmetric duopolists when sunk costs differ for the…
  • Jan 28

    Monitor and the Competition and Markets Authority

    Monitor and the Competition and Markets Authority
    Albert Sanchez Graells, University of Leicester - School of Law describes Monitor and the Competition and Markets Authority. ABSTRACT: As part of its enforcement duties under the National Health Service (Procurement, Patient Choice and…
  • Jan 28

    Evaluating Appropriability Defenses for the Exclusionary Conduct of Dominant Firms in Innovative Industrie

    Evaluating Appropriability Defenses for the Exclusionary Conduct of Dominant Firms in Innovative Industrie
    Jon Baker (American University) is Evaluating Appropriability Defenses for the Exclusionary Conduct of Dominant Firms in Innovative Industries. ABSTRACT: In response to antitrust cases challenging the exclusionary conduct of dominant firms,…
Rank this Week: 40

Texas Business Law Blog

Texas Business Law Blog

Covers events affecting small and mid-sized businesses in Texas. By David Willis.

http://www.dbwillislaw.com/texas-business-law-blog/
Rank this Week: 4483

Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

Shares advice for business owners & executives. By Cleve Clinton and Jamie Ribman.

http://www.tiltingthescales.com/
  • Jan 28

    When Should You Turn Down a Billion Dollars?

    When Should You Turn Down a Billion Dollars?
    Oil tycoon Harold Hamm and his now ex-wife, Sue Ann Arnall – whose divorce we have written about before – were involved in one of the largest and nastiest divorces in US history. Just last week, Mr. Hamm sent Ms. Arnall a personal…
  • Jan 28

    Have You Made Your New Year’s Resolutions for Your Business?

    Have You Made Your New Year’s Resolutions for Your Business?
    With 2015 upon her, Cinda Bossey is making her action item list for her business, Bossey Boots.  Although the bulk of her time and efforts are spent on getting the business running and generating revenue, occasionally she asks herself…
  • Jan 28

    Finding Fault with Fracking – Lawsuits and Earthquake

    Finding Fault with Fracking – Lawsuits and Earthquake
    Lisa Frick, our fictional Denton resident, who collected anti-fracking ordinance signatures to put on the Denton City Ballot now complains that fracking near old Texas Stadium caused earthquakes that harmed her twin sister Linda. Linda wants…
Rank this Week: 1152

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
  • Jan 28

    They Know Computers But Not How to Help Your Case

    They Know Computers But Not How to Help Your Case
    When corporate goes criminal, i.e., an investigation involving a corporation leads to a criminal case headed to trial, you often need computer forensic experts to testify about the evidence. Such experts know all about electronic devices and…
  • Jan 26

    Tentative Rulings: Contest or Concede?

    Tentative Rulings: Contest or Concede?
    When the tentative ruling is against you, you’ve got two choices: contest or concede. Here’s the spoiler: One of these choices is generally the way to go. A party should generally contest the tentative ruling if Oral argument may…
  • Jan 23

    New 529A Accounts for Severely Disabled Individual

    New 529A Accounts for Severely Disabled Individual
    Many are familiar with section 529 college savings accounts, from which tax-free distributions must be used for qualified higher education expenses. The “Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014” or the “ABLE Act of…
Rank this Week: 1901