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International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Sep 1

    The Somali Pirates of Houston - Franchise Law, Disputes and Compliance.

    The Somali Pirates of Houston - Franchise Law, Disputes and Compliance.
    The Begging Franchise I think of franchising as potentially useful for everything on earth that involves either commerce or religion. All religious organizations are constructed on the franchise model, with set operating rules and payments…
  • Sep 1

    7 Unwanted Ways to Distract Your Audience - Marketing

    7 Unwanted Ways to Distract Your Audience - Marketing
    When building your digital brand through content and social media, it is so important to consider the experience you give to your audience. Creating positive experiences online for your audience will develop trust and keep them coming back…
  • Aug 25

    When Can A Franchisee Continue to Operate if the Franchisor is in Bankruptcy? - Franchise Law, Disputes and Compliance.

    When Can A Franchisee Continue to Operate if the Franchisor is in Bankruptcy? - Franchise Law, Disputes and Compliance.
    When Can A Franchisee Continue United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Decision of 9 July 2012, No. 11-3920, Sunbeam Products, Inc. v. Chicago AM. MFG. LLC, and United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit,...
Rank this Week: 1908

Autolaw

Autolaw

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

http://autolaw.typepad.com/autolaw/
  • Aug 31

    Is it?

    Is it?
    The California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, decided an interesting case last month- one that begs the question: Is it or isn't it a Lemon? Gary Dagher sued Ford Motor Company under the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act (The…
  • Jun 30

    Grind It Out

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

    Locked Out

    Locked Out
    Sometimes expert witnesses win cases, or at least help win important motions before the court. A California Federal Court judge reinforced this theory last week. The case involved claims against American Honda for allegedly selling cars with…
Rank this Week: 4304

The Virginia Business Litigation…

The Virginia Business Litigation Blog

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

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Aug 31

    Newly Released EEOC Directive To Assist Federal Employees Alleging Discrimination When Potential Conflict of Interest Exist

    Newly Released EEOC Directive To Assist Federal Employees Alleging Discrimination When Potential Conflict of Interest Exist
    As you may know from past posts, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces five federal laws that prohibit employment discrimination against applicants for federal employment, current federal employees, or former…
  • Aug 17

    Derivative Actions Carry Heightened Pleading Standard

    Derivative Actions Carry Heightened Pleading Standard
    Derivative actions are a mainstay of modern business litigation. They allow a shareholder of a corporation to enforce a right the corporation has but is wrongfully refusing to enforce. Normally, corporate management would be responsible for…
  • Jul 16

    The Fifth Unstated Element of Tortious Interference Claim

    The Fifth Unstated Element of Tortious Interference Claim
    Most Virginia litigators will tell you that there are four elements to a claim of tortious interference with contractual relations in Virginia: (1) the existence of a valid contractual relationship or business expectancy; (2) knowledge of the…
Rank this Week: 1241

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/
  • Aug 31

    Enforcement Discretion At The SEC

    Enforcement Discretion At The SEC
    I wrote a paper on the SEC's ALJs, which I think are plenty independent and not at all unconstitutional. They...
  • Aug 28

    Katz, et al. on Trading on SCOTUS Opinion

    Katz, et al. on Trading on SCOTUS Opinion
    Dan Katz (Michigan State), Michael James Bommarito, Tyler Soellinger (Michigan State), and Jim Chen (Michigan State) have posted a new...
  • Aug 28

    The Law And Finance Top Download List On SSRN

    The Law And Finance Top Download List On SSRN
    It's an interesting mix of law professors and business professors, empirical projects, and the opposite. And bitcoin! Ranked by most...
Rank this Week: 112

Pleasanton Business & Commercial…

Pleasanton Business & Commercial Law Blog

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

http://www.jgschwartzlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3454

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Aug 31

    Could Your Restaurant Be Violating A Federal Wage Law?

    Could Your Restaurant Be Violating A Federal Wage Law?
    In the words of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, “this case concerns coffee and tipping.”  More specifically, Montano v. Montrose Restaurant Associates, Inc. concerns a question of whether a restaurant violated…
  • Aug 18

    Two Common (and Costly) Mistakes in Trade Secrets Litigation

    Two Common (and Costly) Mistakes in Trade Secrets Litigation
    Trade secrets litigation can be expensive, and if you can avoid it by implementing the measures that I’ve previously described here, then you are off to a good start.  But if your trade secrets have been misappropriated and you…
  • Jul 26

    Is Your Non-Compete Enforceable in Texas?

    Is Your Non-Compete Enforceable in Texas?
    Many a business owner has been tempted to save a few hundred dollars by using a non-compete agreement found somewhere on the web or bought from Legalzoom or the like.  The problem with such an approach is, of course, that every state has…
Rank this Week: 2626

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
  • Aug 31

    MICHIGAN STATE ORDERED TO DISCLOSE SUSPECT’S INFORMATION REDACTED FROM UNIVERSITY POLICE INCIDENT REPORTS

    MICHIGAN STATE ORDERED TO DISCLOSE SUSPECT’S INFORMATION REDACTED FROM UNIVERSITY POLICE INCIDENT REPORTS
    Earlier this month, a Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court’s order that Michigan State disclose the names of suspects redacted from university police incident reports.   ESPN, Inc. v. Michigan State University, No.…
  • Aug 28

    Scot Ganow Discusses the Ashley Madison Breach on 700 WLW

    Scot Ganow Discusses the Ashley Madison Breach on 700 WLW
    I have always written and spoken about the individual value for privacy and when it is violated, how that violation can be very personal and akin to trauma. The recent breach at Ashley Madison and the potential harm it may unleash on the…
  • Aug 27

    Is Footage of City Council Meetings Protected by Copyright Laws?

    Is Footage of City Council Meetings Protected by Copyright Laws?
    Not according to one federal judge in California. In City of Inglewood v. Joseph Teixeira, et. al., No. 2:15-cv-01815 (C.D. Ca. Aug. 20, 2015), United Stated District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald found that California state law bars the city…
Rank this Week: 1841

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 3317

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/
  • Aug 31

    MICHIGAN STATE ORDERED TO DISCLOSE SUSPECT’S INFORMATION REDACTED FROM UNIVERSITY POLICE INCIDENT REPORTS

    MICHIGAN STATE ORDERED TO DISCLOSE SUSPECT’S INFORMATION REDACTED FROM UNIVERSITY POLICE INCIDENT REPORTS
    Earlier this month, a Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court’s order that Michigan State disclose the names of suspects redacted from university police incident reports.   ESPN, Inc. v. Michigan State University, No.…
  • Aug 28

    Scot Ganow Discusses the Ashley Madison Breach on 700 WLW

    Scot Ganow Discusses the Ashley Madison Breach on 700 WLW
    I have always written and spoken about the individual value for privacy and when it is violated, how that violation can be very personal and akin to trauma. The recent breach at Ashley Madison and the potential harm it may unleash on the…
  • Aug 27

    Is Footage of City Council Meetings Protected by Copyright Laws?

    Is Footage of City Council Meetings Protected by Copyright Laws?
    Not according to one federal judge in California. In City of Inglewood v. Joseph Teixeira, et. al., No. 2:15-cv-01815 (C.D. Ca. Aug. 20, 2015), United Stated District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald found that California state law bars the city…
Rank this Week: 2043

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Aug 31

    Theories of shareholder voting

    Theories of shareholder voting
    Paul Edelman and Randall Thomas have posted to SSRN a very interesting paper on The Theory and Practice of Corporate Voting at U.S. Public Companies (August 25, 2015), available at SSRN:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
  • Aug 29

    Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (Napa Valley) 2004

    Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (Napa Valley) 2004
    Having survived the first week of my 27th year in law teaching, I decided I deserved a treat Thursday night. So I picked up some filet mignon, baby Yukon Gold potatoes, and (I know it's cheating, so... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Aug 29

    Foxen Winery Old Vines Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard Chenin Blanc (Santa Maria Valley) 2013

    Foxen Winery Old Vines Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard Chenin Blanc (Santa Maria Valley) 2013
    It was too damned hot last night to cook, so I made a no-cook Panzanella salad (Tuscan Bread Salad With Garlic and Capers) from a Cook's Illustrated recipe. Foxen's 2013 Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 95

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Covers business law, civil litigation, civil rights, criminal defense, estates & trusts, family law, labor & employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, qui tam and workers' compensation.

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 3648

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

Covers fundamental concepts relevant to estate planning, business law, real estate law, and tax law. By Cook & Cook.

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Aug 31

    What Happens If You Die Without A Will?

    What Happens If You Die Without A Will?
    When it comes to our to do lists, most people have penciled in "make a will" or "make an estate plan" right at the very bottom. For heaven's sake, who wants to think about dying? Not me, and I'm an estate planning attorney. The trouble is…
  • Jul 31

    State Death Tax Is a Killer?

    State Death Tax Is a Killer?
    Stephen Moore & Joel Griffith via The Heritage Foundation: Over the past five years, a handful of states — Indiana, Kansas, Ohio, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Tennessee — have repealed their death taxes mostly in response to…
  • Jun 15

    LLC Agreement Provisions Create Non-Probate Interest

    LLC Agreement Provisions Create Non-Probate Interest
    In Blechman v. Estate of Blechman, a Florida District Court of Appeal recently held that the provisions of a particular limited liability company’s (LLC) operating agreement restricted the transfer of a decedent’s ownership…
Rank this Week: 1149

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/
  • Aug 31

    Are Severance Agreements Good for Employees and Employers?

    Are Severance Agreements Good for Employees and Employers?
    Illinois has seen a number of high profile layoffs recently and there has been a lot of news about severance payments.  Most notably, earlier this month the University of Illinois said that it planned to pay resigning Chancellor Phyllis…
  • Aug 28

    If Your Employees Described Their Workplace, Would You Recognize It As Your Business?

    If Your Employees Described Their Workplace, Would You Recognize It As Your Business?
      The business world is still reacting to the hard-hitting New York Times article describing Amazon’s hellish work environment and employment practices. The NYT article describes a survival-of-the-fittest corporate culture which…
  • Aug 18

    Newsflash: Happy Healthy Employees Are More Productive Than Sick And Unhappy Employee

    Newsflash: Happy Healthy Employees Are More Productive Than Sick And Unhappy Employee
    Employers have long looked at labor as a cost to their bottom line.  It is this attitude which led to the development of unions and various laws to protect employees from employers with this attitude. However, as our economy moves to a…
Rank this Week: 3134

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
  • Aug 31

    Your Employees Are Probably Doing It, So Have a BYOD Policy

    Your Employees Are Probably Doing It, So Have a BYOD Policy
    People today can (and do) work from anywhere—connected through the Internet, WiFi, and cloud-based platforms with a variety of mobile devices. This makes preventing confidential and proprietary business information from “walking…
  • Aug 28

    Facing a Condemnation? Take These 5 Initial Step

    Facing a Condemnation? Take These 5 Initial Step
    Unlike most types of litigation, a direct condemnation case generally assures the owner of at least some compensation for the property taken. So when an owner approaches an attorney, it’s usually to see if it’s…
  • Aug 26

    How to Get and Handle Retainer Fee

    How to Get and Handle Retainer Fee
    If you’re new to practice, you may have heard of retainer fees but aren’t sure how to get them and whether you can keep them. Here’s a look at the rules and a sample retainer provision to help you out. The key to…
Rank this Week: 2186

Corporate Social Responsibility…

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law

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

http://www.csrandthelaw.com
Rank this Week: 4519

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/
  • Aug 31

    Top Ten Healthcare.gov Subsidy Counties in Each SEC State

    Top Ten Healthcare.gov Subsidy Counties in Each SEC State
    Why should you care? Subsidy certification of even one applicant claiming to be a full-time employee not offered affordable, qualifying 2015 coverage can cause the IRS to assess a non-deductible tax against the applicant’s alleged…
  • Aug 25

    2015 Form 1095-C Reporting: IT Vendor Survey

    2015 Form 1095-C Reporting: IT Vendor Survey
    On August 18, 2014, we posted our, “First Look at ACA Employer Compliance Software.” It’s time for an update. We invited less than a dozen vendors to answer these twenty-two questions. With respect to each 2015 ALE coverage…
  • Aug 12

    Draft 2015 Forms and Instructions for ACA Coverage Offer Information Reporting: Forms 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C, 1095-C and 8809

    Draft 2015 Forms and Instructions for ACA Coverage Offer Information Reporting: Forms 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C, 1095-C and 8809
    At about the same time as last year, the IRS has released draft ACA coverage information reporting Forms and Instructions to be used early next year. There are many small differences and one HUGE difference. The IRS decided not to enforce the…
Rank this Week: 2313

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Aug 31

    [VIDEO] Can Your Virginia Shoplifting Case be Dismissed?

    [VIDEO] Can Your Virginia Shoplifting Case be Dismissed?
    Definitely contact a lawyer like myself so you can find out kind of what you’re facing and how the local court does treat these kind of cases, because shoplifting charges are very serious, and you certainly don’t want to have that…
  • Aug 29

    [VIDEO] Will Virginia Shoplifting go Away by Paying The Store?

    [VIDEO] Will Virginia Shoplifting go Away by Paying The Store?
    If you’re charged with shoplifting, definitely contact me so we can discuss your case and how I can help you with it. Video Transcription Hello, my name is Andrew Flusche. I’m your Virginia misdemeanor lawyer. If you’re…
  • Aug 28

    [VIDEO] First Offender Dismissal for Virginia Shoplifting

    [VIDEO] First Offender Dismissal for Virginia Shoplifting
    If you’re charged with shoplifting in Virginia, definitely contact me so we can discuss the situation and what see what options you have. Video Transcription Hello, my name is Andrew Flusche. I’m your Virginia misdemeanor lawyer.…
Rank this Week: 698

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

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

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    Why You Can’t Really Include Non-accredited Investors in Rule 506 Offering

    Why You Can’t Really Include Non-accredited Investors in Rule 506 Offering
    One common misconception I encounter among startups is the idea that companies raising capital can include non-accredited investors in Rule 506[1] offerings. While it is technically true that a Rule 506 offering may include up to 35…
  • Jul 31

    Summary of the Proposed Amendments to Form ADV and Investment Advisers Act Rule

    Summary of the Proposed Amendments to Form ADV and Investment Advisers Act Rule
    On May 20, 2015, the SEC issued proposed amendments to Form ADV and the Investment Advisers Act rules. In the release, the SEC proposed amendments to Form ADV that would require advisers to disclose additional information, such as information…
  • Jun 30

    Frequently Asked Questions about Regulation A+

    Frequently Asked Questions about Regulation A+
    Back in March, I wrote about proposed revisions to Regulation A, commonly known as “Regulation A+”, which were designed to implement Section 401 of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act). Since then, the SEC issued its…
Rank this Week: 5016

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/
  • Aug 31

    Church Takes Leading Role in Children’s Health Care Initiative

    Church Takes Leading Role in Children’s Health Care Initiative
    As reported in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh has a history of facilitating public policy initiatives centered on improving children’s health. It all reportedly began in the midst of the 1980s…
  • Aug 25

    NJ Hospital Loses Property Tax Exemption

    NJ Hospital Loses Property Tax Exemption
    In a recent opinion, AHS Hospital Corp. v. Town of Morristown, 2015 WL 3956132, the Tax Court of New Jersey revoked the property tax exemption of a non-profit hospital. In a lengthy and wide-ranging opinion, the court surveyed the history...
  • Aug 19

    Fleischer on Mandatory College Endowments in the NYT

    Fleischer on Mandatory College Endowments in the NYT
    Professor Victor Fleischer from the University of San Diego has an opinion piece in today's New York Times advocating an 8% annual required payout for university endowments over $100 million. Such a payout is more than the 5% amount…
Rank this Week: 881

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/
  • Aug 31

    Section 273 Dissolution – 50/50 Stockholders Required

    Section 273 Dissolution – 50/50 Stockholders Required
    In a prior post, we discussed the dissolution of “joint venture” entities under 8 Del. C. Section 273, along with the requirement that such entities only have two 50/50 stockholders.  Under the statute and related case law,…
  • Aug 17

    Chancery Issues Sanctions for Deposition Misconduct

    Chancery Issues Sanctions for Deposition Misconduct
    In the recent opinion in the consolidated action of In re Shawe & Elting, LLC, C.A. No. 9661-CB (Del. Ch. Aug. 14, 2015), the Court of Chancery granted a motion for sanctions in connection with deposition misconduct of an attorney…
  • Aug 17

    Advancement Claim for Expert Expenses Allowed – Holley v. Nipro Diagnostics, Inc.

    Advancement Claim for Expert Expenses Allowed – Holley v. Nipro Diagnostics, Inc.
    In the third decision issued by the Court of Chancery in connection with the action styled as Holley v. Nipro Diagnostics, Inc., C.A. No. 9679-VCP (Del. Ch. Aug. 14, 2015) (prior posts on the December 23, 2014 Holley I decision can be…
Rank this Week: 2291

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
  • Aug 31

    ISS 2016 Proxy Voting Policy

    ISS 2016 Proxy Voting Policy
    Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) is seeking feedback on policy questions as part of its process for updating its policies for the 2016 proxy season. Corporate issuers should consider communicating company views on proxy voting issues…
  • Aug 31

    Do Takeover Defenses Deter Takeovers?

    Do Takeover Defenses Deter Takeovers?
    The G-index and E-index are workhorses of empirical corporate finance research. Each counts the number of takeover defenses a firm has and is often used as a summary measure of the firm’s protection from unsolicited takeover bids. But…
  • Aug 30

    Federal Court Injunction Against SEC Prosecution

    Federal Court Injunction Against SEC Prosecution
    A federal judge in Manhattan recently granted a preliminary injunction against the Securities and Exchange Commission in the latest of a series of rulings raising issues with the SEC’s use of in-house proceedings before its…
Rank this Week: 87

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/
  • Aug 31

    Andrew Vollmer on SEC Enforcement

    Andrew Vollmer on SEC Enforcement
    Andrew Vollmer, a law professor at the University of Virginia and a former SEC deputy general counsel, has written two excellent papers on SEC enforcement. The first, SEC Revanchism and the Expansion of Primary Liability under Section 17(a)…
  • Aug 30

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Aug. 30, 2015)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Aug. 30, 2015)
    Here are some metrics we believe are needed to raise a #SeriesA round from institutional venture investors. pic.twitter.com/JspPPFrZWz— EquityZen (@EquityZen) August 4, 2015 "LexShares lets accredited investors bet on ... corporate…
  • Aug 29

    But how will they sleep?

    But how will they sleep?
    Apparently, Paul Hastings is planning to bring lawyer cubicles to New York. First and second year associates won't get an office; instead, they'll get a cubicle. The firm pitches this as a move to enhance creativity; conveniently, it also…
Rank this Week: 229

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Aug 31

    Music in Politics – Legal and Practical Consideration

    Music in Politics – Legal and Practical Consideration
    After riding down an escalator into a room full of people waving banners with name, Donald Trump announced his campaign for Presidency by taking the stage to “Rockin’ in the Free World.”  Welcome to…
  • May 27

    Art Investments May Be Regulated Like Bonds or Stock

    Art Investments May Be Regulated Like Bonds or Stock
    Your stocks are regulated, your mortgage is regulated, but your art isn’t.  Even though art is a growing investment class, the high-end art world faces little regulation or scrutiny although allegations of fraud and tax evasion…
  • May 14

    Blurred Laws: The Effects of the “Blurred Lines” Verdict on the Music Industry

    Blurred Laws: The Effects of the “Blurred Lines” Verdict on the Music Industry
    In a widely publicized case, the Estate of Marvin Gaye recently won its lawsuit against Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke, and T.I. for copyright infringement, alleging that their hit song “Blurred Lines” infringes upon Gaye’s…
Rank this Week: 1024

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/
  • Aug 31

    Contract Drafting Sources that Promote Substance Over Style

    Contract Drafting Sources that Promote Substance Over Style
    Now that we are back in school, I wanted to draw attention to a couple of great new resources for those who are teaching contract drafting or those who would like to incorporate some contract drafting concepts or clauses into...
  • Aug 31

    Washington Post Exposes Scam that Takes Advantage of Recipients of Structured Settlement

    Washington Post Exposes Scam that Takes Advantage of Recipients of Structured Settlement
    The article is here. It speaks for itself. There are a million reasons why these contracts, which offer pennies on the dollar on the present value of the settlement, should not be enforced. Feel free to offer your legal theories...
  • Aug 31

    New in Print

    New in Print
    Matthew D. Cain, Antonio J. Macias & Steven Davidoff Solomon, Broken Promises: The Role of Reputation in Private Equity Contracting and Strategic Default. 40 J. Corp. L. 565 (2015) Phillip Lee, A Contract Theory of Academic Freedom, 59…
Rank this Week: 288

My Distribution Law

My Distribution Law

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

http://www.mydistributionlaw.com/
  • Aug 31

    Marginal Evidence of Customer Diversion Won’t Support a Price Discrimination Claim

    Marginal Evidence of Customer Diversion Won’t Support a Price Discrimination Claim
    In Cash & Henderson Drugs, Inc v. Johnson & Johnson, Case No. 12-4689 (2nd Cir. Aug. 27, 2015), the Second Circuit upheld a summary judgment in favor of defendant pharmaceutical manufacturers accused of price discrimination. Retail…
  • Jul 27

    Are Mutual Index Funds Anti-Competitive?

    Are Mutual Index Funds Anti-Competitive?
    They may be, according to a thought-provoking article by Harvard Law School Professor Einer Elhauge entitled “Horizontal Shareholding as an Antitrust Violation” (July 21, 2015), available here. In a nutshell, Professor…
  • Jul 21

    Milk expiration dates and clever cartel

    Milk expiration dates and clever cartel
    The Planet Money podcast this week has a story about the Greek economy.  According to the podcast, there is a Greek milk producer “cartel.”  Of course cartels are unlawful in Europe, just as they are in the U.S.  So…
Rank this Week: 4301

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 222

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 46

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Aug 31

    The FTC’s Cybersecurity Authority Is Affirmed By The Third Circuit

    The FTC’s Cybersecurity Authority Is Affirmed By The Third Circuit
    Decisions have been made regarding the FTC’s cybersecurity authority… In a precedential decision, the Third Circuit Cmorourt of Appeals recently affirmed the cybersecurity authority of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to hold…
  • Aug 28

    NJ Supreme Court Addresses Sidewalk Liability of Homeowners Association

    NJ Supreme Court Addresses Sidewalk Liability of Homeowners Association
    NJ Supreme Court Addresses Sidewalk Liability of Homeowners Association The Supreme Court of New Jersey recently addressed whether the homeowners association and management company of a common-interest community had the duty to clear snow and…
  • Aug 27

    EPA Finalizes Controversial Carbon Emissions Rule

    EPA Finalizes Controversial Carbon Emissions Rule
    On August 3, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the final version of its “Clean Power Plan,” which seeks to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants by fostering the creation of renewable energy.…
Rank this Week: 2431

DealBook

DealBook

Covers mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, IPOs, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and law. From The New York Times.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
Rank this Week: 6

New York Business Divorce

New York Business Divorce

Covers dissolution and other disputes among New York corporations, LLCs and partnerships. By Peter A. Mahler.

http://www.nybusinessdivorce.com/
Rank this Week: 2107

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Aug 31

    Pay Ratio: Media Tries to Sleuth Out Ratios Based on 3rd-Party Data

    Pay Ratio: Media Tries to Sleuth Out Ratios Based on 3rd-Party Data
    I’m wrapping up a comprehensive “pay ratio” chapter for the 2016 edition of our “Executive Compensation Disclosure Treatise” (order your copy now – 1600 pages!) and came across this article by Quartz.…
  • Aug 28

    SEC’s Filing Fees: Going Down 13% for Fiscal Year 2016!

    SEC’s Filing Fees: Going Down 13% for Fiscal Year 2016!
    Yesterday, the SEC issued this fee advisory that sets the filing fee rates for registration statements for 2016. Right now, the filing fee rate for Securities Act registration statements is $116.20 per million (the same rate applies under…
  • Aug 27

    I Doubt Apple’s CEO Violated Reg FD With His “China” Email to Jim Cramer

    I Doubt Apple’s CEO Violated Reg FD With His “China” Email to Jim Cramer
    Yesterday, I ran a popular poll about whether folks thought that Apple’s Tim Cook violated Regulation FD by emailing CNBC host Jim Cramer about how Apple was faring in China. The poll results indicated that 15% thought it was nowhere…
Rank this Week: 563

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/
  • Aug 31

    In California, A Snail Is Sometimes A Fish And A Goldfish Isn’t

    In California, A Snail Is Sometimes A Fish And A Goldfish Isn’t
    With statutes, it can be dangerous to rely on plain meaning.  Most people, for example, would not consider an amphibian, such as a frog, or a mollusk, such as a snail, to be fish.  However, the California Fish & Game Code…
  • Aug 28

    Grammatical Gender And The General Corporation Law

    Grammatical Gender And The General Corporation Law
    Many, but not all languages, employ grammatical gender.  Anyone who has studied Spanish or German will know that grammatical gender is essential and can be unrelated to biological sex.  For…
  • Aug 27

    Did You Ever Wonder Whether “Within” Might Be A Superfluous Pleonasm?

    Did You Ever Wonder Whether “Within” Might Be A Superfluous Pleonasm?
    Suppose that you hold an option that must be exercised “within 30 days prior to the expiration of the option”.  Does this mean that you must exercise the option no later than thirty days before the expiration date or that you…
Rank this Week: 306

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: 256

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
  • Aug 30

    SEC Provides Guidance on “General Solicitation” in C&DIs and No-Action Letter

    SEC Provides Guidance on “General Solicitation” in C&DIs and No-Action Letter
    On August 6, 2015, the Staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Corporation Finance issued new compliance and disclosure interpretations (C&DI Questions 256.23 through 256.33) regarding the meaning of…
  • Aug 27

    Recommended Reading: Corporate Governance Since the Managerial Capitalism Era

    Recommended Reading: Corporate Governance Since the Managerial Capitalism Era
    This week, we highlight a summary blog post of Brain Cheffins' academic paper "Corporate Governance Since the Managerial Capitalism Era". In his article, Mr. Cheffins explores the widespread institutionalization of corporate governance…
  • Aug 23

    The Developing 2017 Tax Agenda: The Tax Plans of Presidential Candidate

    The Developing 2017 Tax Agenda: The Tax Plans of Presidential Candidate
    With Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) officially in the race for president, the total number of Republican candidates for president stands at 17, while Democrats, led by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D-NY), total five. This crowded field…
Rank this Week: 3623

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Aug 30

    A Closer Look at the Massive $148 Million Damages Award Against Dole’ s CEO and General Counsel

    A Closer Look at the Massive $148 Million Damages Award Against Dole’ s CEO and General Counsel
    A frequent theme these days in the world of corporate and securities litigation is the complaint about merger objection litigation – how virtually every deal announced attracts at least one lawsuit, and how all too often the cases are…
  • Aug 27

    The Great War: A Book List

    The Great War: A Book List
    Last August, in conjunction with the centennial of the start of World War I, I re-read Barbara Tuchman’s classic account of the war’s first days, The Guns of August. Tuchman is a great writer and she tells the story of the…
  • Aug 25

    Reps and Warranties Insurance: Increasingly Indispensable Part of M&A Deal

    Reps and Warranties Insurance: Increasingly Indispensable Part of M&A Deal
    Representations and warranties insurance has been around for years, but it is becoming an increasingly important part of M&A transactions, according to an August 24, 2015 Law 360 article (here). According to the article, more buyers are…
Rank this Week: 408

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/
  • Aug 30

    The MFT Lawsuit Claims: The Client List

    The MFT Lawsuit Claims: The Client List
    The lawsuit brought by the Missouri Funeral Trust against the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors and CFL Pre-Need includes  a number of unique and dubious claims.  For example, the lawsuit defines CFL Pre-Need,…
  • Aug 15

    Missouri Preneed Tax Cut: The Contract Fee

    Missouri Preneed Tax Cut: The Contract Fee
    Using its emergency rulemaking authority, the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors reduced the state preneed contract fee from $36 to $25.  The change is to go in effect on September 1, 2015, the first day of the next…
  • Aug 14

    The High Cost of Litigation: Copy Charge

    The High Cost of Litigation: Copy Charge
    The Special Deputy Receiver for National Prearranged Services recently filed a Bill of Costs with the Federal trial court.  The Bill of Costs seeks to recover copy charges of more than $500,000 from a former NPS…
Rank this Week: 4399

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

Offers Delaware Chancery Court and Supreme Court updates. By Francis G.X. Pileggi.

http://www.delawarelitigation.com/
  • Aug 30

    Short Observation on Long Delaware Chancery Decision

    Short Observation on Long Delaware Chancery Decision
    Based on more than ten years that I have been highlighting corporate and commercial decisions on these pages, primarily from Delaware’s Supreme Court and Court of Chancery, I am aware that the main reason busy…
  • Aug 28

    Chancery Appoints Custodian to Break Deadlock of Profitable Corporation

    Chancery Appoints Custodian to Break Deadlock of Profitable Corporation
    In re: Shawe & Elting LLC, C.A. No. 9661-CB (Del. Ch. Aug. 13, 2015). There are many important principles of Delaware corporate law addressed in this 104-page post-trial opinion, but for the benefit of busy readers, I will highlight…
  • Aug 21

    Scholarship On Delaware Corporate Litigation

    Scholarship On Delaware Corporate Litigation
    Courtesy of a friendly email from Professor Larry Hamermesh, one of Delaware’s favorite corporate law professors, who is also a former Delaware corporate litigator, we have the good professor’s latest scholarship on cutting…
Rank this Week: 183

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Guest Post: Arbitrability of Fraud in India

    Guest Post: Arbitrability of Fraud in India
    (The following guest post is contributed by Pulkit Sharma, Advocate, Bombay High Court)The 246th Law Commission Report observes that “The issue of arbitrability of fraud has arisen on numerous occasions and there exist conflicting…
  • Aug 29

    P&H High Court Upholds Mauritius Tax Residency Certificate

    P&H High Court Upholds Mauritius Tax Residency Certificate
    The issue of whether the grant of a tax residency certificate by the authorities in Mauritius would enable a company situated there to claim the benefit of the double taxation avoidance treaty between India and Mauritius was decided…
  • Aug 27

    SEBI Consultation: Forfeiture of Shares and Impact on Takeover Regulation

    SEBI Consultation: Forfeiture of Shares and Impact on Takeover Regulation
    SEBI has issued a Discussion Paper on “Review of policy relating to forfeiture of partly paid-up shares – Amendments to SEBI (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) Regulations, 2011”. The paper opens with…
Rank this Week: 297

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Aug 30

    Former GC found liable for $148M

    Former GC found liable for $148M
    A Delaware judge on Thursday found two Dole officials liable for $148 million for driving down the company’s stock price in a 2013 leveraged buyout.… The post Former GC found liable for $148M appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
  • Aug 27

    IP: Chicken sandwich can’t be copyrighted

    IP: Chicken sandwich can’t be copyrighted
    A ham sandwich, as popular lore has it, may well be indictable. But a chicken sandwich isn’t copyrightable, a federal appeals court has ruled. Agreeing… The post IP: Chicken sandwich can’t be copyrighted appeared on…
  • Aug 26

    Second Thoughts on Winning the In-house Lottery

    Second Thoughts on Winning the In-house Lottery
    In the past 18 years, I have spoken to thousands of law firm associates about their career concerns.  While there are a number of themes that are common (long and unpredictable hours, difficult clients, concerns about not making…
Rank this Week: 143

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1943

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Aug 30

    Court Disposes of Former CEO’s Claims Against Purchaser of His Company’s Trash Cart

    Court Disposes of Former CEO’s Claims Against Purchaser of His Company’s Trash Cart
    Normally, in litigation between executives and employees, the executive will bring suit after he or she is fired, alleging wrongdoing by the former employer. This makes sense: the employer, after all, is the one who took the adverse action…
  • Aug 26

    The Inbox – The Games We Play

    The Inbox – The Games We Play
    On his way through the San Francisco International Airport with the hopes of boarding his flight to China, Silicon Valley former employee Jing Zeng was not greeted by the friendly faces of a flight crew, but rather the handcuff-wielding…
  • Aug 18

    When Trouble Looms, How Many Battles Will You Have To Fight?

    When Trouble Looms, How Many Battles Will You Have To Fight?
    Indemnification and advancement are intended to protect individuals from claims asserted against them by shareholders or regulators by virtue of their position with a business entity.  A minimum level of protection is guaranteed by…
Rank this Week: 3425

bevlog

bevlog

Distilling a million label approvals down to the ones that affect you. Tracks legal trends in beer, wine and spirits product approvals. By Lehrman Beverage Law.

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog
  • Aug 30

    Cannabis Labeling

    Cannabis Labeling
    Is it just a matter of time before TTB is scutinizing cannabis labels — for sneaky references to — wine? I hope so. That would be great. This article about cannabis beer got me to thinking about all manner of cannabinoid-related…
  • Aug 27

    Quick, Name an Australian Beer(?)

    Quick, Name an Australian Beer(?)
    Who did not see this coming but should have? Hey Christopherson, who says beer and wine are closely related/un-related for trademark purposes? Hey Messinger thanks for telling me about this. It is common knowledge that the beer field is…
  • Aug 27

    Here is the Bare

    Here is the Bare
    Here is the bare minimum anyone in the beer business should know — about beer trademarks. Click below to see a video, from yesterday, by Dan Christopherson, a trademark lawyer at Lehrman Beverage Law in the Washington, DC area. Go ahead…
Rank this Week: 604

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Hooray for Judge Phyllis Frye!

    Hooray for Judge Phyllis Frye!
    Front page of the New York Times (here)!  I've known Judge Frye for around 15 years, and she and her wife Trish are lovely, warm, wicked-smart people.  I wish that her time at the University of Houston Law Center had been more…
  • Aug 30

    Tale of a customer service fail (GrubHub)

    Tale of a customer service fail (GrubHub)
    Last night, we decided to order in and catch up on some shows, so I did what I often do when I'm out of town--order from GrubHub.  I ordered nice and early (yes, we're early risers, so we're early diners, too), on the theory that the…
  • Aug 20

    Banality of hate (repost, with a comment).

    Banality of hate (repost, with a comment).
    Professor LeRoy makes an important point about failing to realize the precursors to evil (here).  By staying silent when evil occurs, we are making our world less safe and diminishing our civilization.
Rank this Week: 834

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

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

http://witnesseth.typepad.com
  • Aug 28

    Most liberal and conservative law school grad

    Most liberal and conservative law school grad
    An interesting new study by Adam Bonica, Adam S. Chilton, and Maya Sen links lawyers' demographic variables (including law schools and law firms) to political ideologies using campaign contribution data. Here are the top-ten most liberal and…
  • Aug 19

    Opting out of new editions for casebook

    Opting out of new editions for casebook
    The price of law school casebooks (as well as college textbooks generally) seems to grow every year. At the present time, many casebooks cost over $200 when purchased new. The high cost is made worse by the appearance of a new edition every…
  • Jul 20

    Law students: speak up!

    Law students: speak up!
    I don't usually get involved in the minutiae of law school accreditation but there is a rather important decision being made by the American Bar Association at the end of this month and your voices are not being heard. The American Bar…
Rank this Week: 3633

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Aug 28

    Suprema v. ITC: The Case for Chevron Deference

    Suprema v. ITC: The Case for Chevron Deference
    Recently, the en banc Federal Circuit decided in Suprema, Inc. v. ITC that the International Trade Commission could properly prevent the importation of articles that infringe under an indirect liability theory. The core of the dispute in…
  • Aug 27

    The essence of Josh Wright’s FTC tenure was to ensure that benefits outweigh costs; the rest is commentary

    The essence of Josh Wright’s FTC tenure was to ensure that benefits outweigh costs; the rest is commentary
    As the organizer of this retrospective on Josh Wright’s tenure as FTC Commissioner, I have the (self-conferred) honor of closing out the symposium. When Josh was confirmed I wrote that: The FTC will benefit enormously from Josh’s…
  • Aug 27

    Imagine

    Imagine
    by Michael Baye, Bert Elwert Professor of Business at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, and former Director of the Bureau of Economics, FTC Imagine a world where competition and consumer protection authorities base…
Rank this Week: 172