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Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 13

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: 8

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: 145

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business, immigration and real estate law. By Stok Folk + Kon, P.A.

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1360

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
  • Jun 30

    Light at the End of the (Channel) Tunnel

    Light at the End of the (Channel) Tunnel
    The decision to hold a referendum as to whether the United Kingdom (UK) should remain a member of the European Union (EU) introduced the term “Brexit” into the global political lexicon. Now that the UK has voted to leave the EU,…
  • Jun 30

    Engagement: New Imperative

    Engagement: New Imperative
    Investors expect a new approach to engagement—one that covers important topics, meets their needs, and often involves directors. Companies with effective engagement programs are seizing the opportunity to build important relationships…
  • Jun 30

    The Role of Mutual Funds in Corporate Governance

    The Role of Mutual Funds in Corporate Governance
    Mutual funds hold about a quarter to a third of outstanding shares of U.S. companies in the past decade and therefore have the potential to play a pivotal role in corporate governance. In our article, The Role of Mutual Funds in Corporate…
Rank this Week: 81

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

Covers issues that concern business entities, taxation, and employment law. By Parsonage Vandenack Williams LLC.

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 30

    IRS Shuts Down E-file PIN Tool

    IRS Shuts Down E-file PIN Tool
    In response to recent cyber-attacks on the Electronic Filing PIN App (“e-file PIN”), the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) announced the e-file PIN capability is no longer available online or through the toll-free phone…
  • Jun 21

    Small Business Health Care Tax Credit

    Small Business Health Care Tax Credit
    As a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), qualified small employers may be eligible to receive a tax credit for a portion of the health insurance premiums paid on behalf of their employees. The Internal Revenue Service recently released a…
  • Jun 2

    Federal Civil Remedy for Misappropriation of Trade Secrets Now Available

    Federal Civil Remedy for Misappropriation of Trade Secrets Now Available
    by M. Tom Langan, II President Obama recently signed into law legislation that creates a federal civil remedy for the misappropriation of trade secrets. Trade secrets are a form of intellectual property that consist of a business’s…
Rank this Week: 2819

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Immigration Business Plan Service

    Immigration Business Plan Service
    Business plans are so important that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has made them a formal requirement for the E-2 investor visa. While traditional business plans are somewhat freestyle with room for creativity, the…
  • Jun 28

    Florida Will vs. Trust

    Florida Will vs. Trust
    Us caretaker types are always thinking about how to make sure we leave our loved ones in the best financial position after we pass on. A good planner creates a will, to leave behind bank account assets, properties, and anything else of value.…
  • Jun 23

    E-2 Visa Application Help

    E-2 Visa Application Help
    The application process for the E-2 Visa can be overwhelming and confusing, mostly because there isn’t just one process for applying. Before you get overwhelmed, reach out for E-2 Visa application help and . If you’ve ever…
Rank this Week: 2514

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jun 30

    Competition and corporate control in partial ownership acquisition

    Competition and corporate control in partial ownership acquisition
    Torben Stuhmeier explores Competition and corporate control in partial ownership acquisitions. ABSTRACT: Competition authorities have a growing interest in assessing the effects of partial ownership arrangements. We show that the effects of…
  • Jun 29

    Measuring Competition Intensity; An Application to Air/HSR Transport Market

    Measuring Competition Intensity; An Application to Air/HSR Transport Market
    Christiaan Behrens (VU University Amsterdam) and Mark Leijsen (VU University Amsterdam) are Measuring Competition Intensity; An Application to Air/HSR Transport Markets. ABSTRACT: We develop a method to measure the intensity of competition…
  • Jun 29

    Airline Price Discrimination

    Airline Price Discrimination
    Brian Stacey explores Airline Price Discrimination. ABSTRACT: Price discrimination enjoys a long history in the airline industry. Borenstein (1989) discusses price discrimination through frequent flyer programs from 1985 as related to the…
Rank this Week: 51

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

Covers mergers & acquisitions. From editor Broc Romanek, who is also editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net.

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Jun 30

    Dell, T. Rowe Price Settle Buyout Lawsuit for $25 Million

    Dell, T. Rowe Price Settle Buyout Lawsuit for $25 Million
    Here’s the intro for this WSJ article about this court order approving a settlement issued yesterday (also see this Gary Lutin report with more info): T. Rowe Price Group Inc. shareholders are getting some of their money back after a…
  • Jun 29

    A Brexit Antitrust Primer

    A Brexit Antitrust Primer
    This Wilson Sonsini memo does a great job of analyzing the antitrust implications of Brexit…
  • Jun 28

    Corp Fin: 7 New “Rule 701” CDI

    Corp Fin: 7 New “Rule 701” CDI
    As noted in this Cooley blog, Corp Fin issued 7 new CDIs last week on Rule 701 issues – primarily in the M&A context…
Rank this Week: 2289

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Jun 30

    SEC Commissioner Nominees: Confirmation Not Gonna Happen (Anytime Soon)

    SEC Commissioner Nominees: Confirmation Not Gonna Happen (Anytime Soon)
    The ridic Senate battle over confirmation of the SEC’s two Commissioner nominees continues. Here’s an excerpt from this WSJ article by Andrew Ackerman: The two nominees to fill vacancies on the Securities and Exchange Commission…
  • Jun 29

    Climate Change Disclosures: Corp Fin Taking a Close Look

    Climate Change Disclosures: Corp Fin Taking a Close Look
    This recent speech by SEC Chair White not only indicates that a rule proposal regarding board diversity disclosures is coming soon, it highlights that the Corp Fin Staff is actively reviewing climate change & sustainability disclosures…
  • Jun 28

    SEC Proposes Changes to “Smaller Reporting Company” Definition

    SEC Proposes Changes to “Smaller Reporting Company” Definition
    Yesterday, the SEC proposed changes to the “smaller reporting company” definition, which would increase the number of companies falling into that reporting category. Here’s the 83-page proposing release. The proposed rules…
Rank this Week: 905

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/
  • Jun 30

    Does “Valid When Made” Apply To Evidences Of Indebtedness Qualified Under The CSL?

    Does “Valid When Made” Apply To Evidences Of Indebtedness Qualified Under The CSL?
    Many have expressed disappointment that the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari in Midland Funding, LLC v. Madden.  The question presented by the petitioners in the case was as follows: Whether the National Bank Act,…
  • Jun 29

    SEC Declines To Define “Mineral” In Resource Extraction Rule But Then Defines It Anyway

    SEC Declines To Define “Mineral” In Resource Extraction Rule But Then Defines It Anyway
    As reported by Broc Romanek yesterday, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted (again) a resource extraction rule.  Congress had ordered the SEC to adopt a rule by April 17, 2011.  After belatedly adopting a rule, the U.S.…
  • Jun 28

    Is Counterfeit Currency A Bank Note?

    Is Counterfeit Currency A Bank Note?
    Counterfeiting was once considered to be tantamount to treason.  It is still a serious, but not capital, crime.  In fact, it is one of only four crimes specifically mentioned in the Constitution.  Notably, however, the…
Rank this Week: 219

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Jun 29

    Of Time and Summer (A Reprise)

    Of Time and Summer (A Reprise)
    In recognition of the Independence Day holiday in the U.S., and in what has become an annual tradition, I am reprising here my 2012 essay about Time and Summer, which can be found here. Have a great Fourth of July holiday. Thank you to…
  • Jun 28

    Is Australia About to Become the Global Forum of Choice for Securities Class Action Litigation?

    Is Australia About to Become the Global Forum of Choice for Securities Class Action Litigation?
    As I have noted in prior posts, in recent years, there has been a significant growth in shareholder class action litigation in Australia. There are a number of reasons for this development; among other things, Australia’s class action…
  • Jun 27

    Russian Trade Sanctions-Related Securities Lawsuit Dismissed

    Russian Trade Sanctions-Related Securities Lawsuit Dismissed
    In a prior post, I noted that among the implications of the international trade sanctions is the possibility that companies affected by sanctions could face D&O claims. Among the risks the sanctions program presents is the possibility…
Rank this Week: 245

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/
  • Jun 29

    "Inc." Means Something

    "Inc." Means Something
    Former Delaware Chancellor William (Bill) Chandler and Elizabeth Hecker, a fellow lawyer at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati presented on benefit corporations and Delaware law at the Berle VIII conference. I cannot fully communicate how…
  • Jun 29

    Minority Oppression in the LLC

    Minority Oppression in the LLC
    The doctrine of shareholder oppression protects minority stockholders in closely held corporations from the improper exercise of majority control. When a minority shareholder claims abuse at the hands of a majority investor, courts applying…
  • Jun 28

    Annotated Highlights from SEC Keynote Address on International Corporate Governance

    Annotated Highlights from SEC Keynote Address on International Corporate Governance
    SEC Chair Mary Jo White yesterday presented the keynote address, for the International Corporate Governance Network Annual Conference, "Focusing the Lens of Disclosure to Set the Path Forward on Board Diversity, Non-GAAP, and…
Rank this Week: 252

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 429

Small Government Contracts Blog

Small Government Contracts Blog

Offers legal news, notes and commentary of interest to small government contractors. By Steven Koprince.

http://smallgovcon.com/
  • Jun 29

    Small Business Fraud: Guilty Plea In Major SBA Pass-Through Case

    Small Business Fraud: Guilty Plea In Major SBA Pass-Through Case
    A former owner and officer of a large business has pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges stemming from an illegal pass-through scheme. According to a Department of Justice press release, Thomas Harper not only conspired to evade limitations on…
  • Jun 27

    Agency Need Not Put Dollar Value On “Relevant” Past Performance

    Agency Need Not Put Dollar Value On “Relevant” Past Performance
    An agency’s solicitation was not unreasonably vague where the solicitation defined “relevant” past performance to include projects of “a similar dollar value and contract type.” In a recent bid protest decision,…
  • Jun 24

    SmallGovCon Week In Review June 20-24, 2016

    SmallGovCon Week In Review June 20-24, 2016
    It’s hard to top last week’s government contracting news, which included the major SDVOSB Supreme Court victory in Kingdomware.  But with the Fourth of July just a week and a half away, there is still plenty going on in the…
Rank this Week: 963

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 29

    Realtors Beware: First American Sues Realtors After Falling for Email Wire Instruction Escrow Scam

    Realtors Beware: First American Sues Realtors After Falling for Email Wire Instruction Escrow Scam
    After falling victim to a well-known scam in which fraudulent wire instructions are sent by email, First American Title Company sued the Realtor who recommended its escrow services.
  • Jun 17

    EMPLOYEE CELL PHONE USAGE MAY BE REIMBURSABLE

    EMPLOYEE CELL PHONE USAGE MAY BE REIMBURSABLE
    It promises to be another long, hot summer for employers as the California State Legislature and the courts continue to expand employer responsibilities and duties to employees.  A relatively recent case that hasn’t garnered too…
  • Mar 22

    Rights of Rescission on Contract Entered Into With a Corporation That is Suspended

    Rights of Rescission on Contract Entered Into With a Corporation That is Suspended
    In California, an entity that has been suspended is disqualified from exercising any right, power or privilege as an entity during the time of the suspension. Therefore, the suspended entity lacks the legal ability to enter into a binding and…
Rank this Week: 3794

Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

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

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

    Concealed Carry Permits & Regulatory Reporting Requirements: Who Decides?

    Concealed Carry Permits & Regulatory Reporting Requirements: Who Decides?
    How do subjective decisions of government officials, when it comes to issuing any kind of permit, affect private citizens? What are the risks of making any sort of “ownership database” publicly accessible? Setting aside the…
  • Jun 29

    How to Avoid Getting Popped: Top 10 Texas Firework Law

    How to Avoid Getting Popped: Top 10 Texas Firework Law
    Sure, fireworks are fun, but it’s important to be cautious and careful. We covered firework laws in the 2008 and 2014, but a few things have changed. Below are Texas’ top 10 firework laws you need to be aware of before lighting…
  • May 25

    Trial & Heirs: 5 Estate Planning Stumbling Block

    Trial & Heirs: 5 Estate Planning Stumbling Block
    Last month, Prince died at the ripe young age of 57. He had no will, as reported by his only full sibling (a sister). She filed for probate of his estate in Minnesota, where he owned a home in Paisley Park. Under Minnesota law, a probate…
Rank this Week: 3885

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/
  • Jun 29

    If You Sign a Lease, You Should Get a Habitable Apartment

    If You Sign a Lease, You Should Get a Habitable Apartment
    This seems like it should be obvious but a recent case out of Indiana, Pinnacle Properties Development Group, LLC v. Gales, Court of Appeals Case No. 10A01-1512-SC-2271, was still being fought at the appellate court phase. Gales rented an…
  • Jun 27

    A Text Message Is a Writing, Too (Albeit with More Emojis)

    A Text Message Is a Writing, Too (Albeit with More Emojis)
    As technology continues to evolve, so does the law, and a recent case out of Massachusetts, St. John's Holdings, LLC v. Two Electronics, LLC, MISC 16-000090, proves it. Addressing what the court termed a "novel" question in the…
  • Jun 23

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts & Commercial Law Downloads (June 23, 2016)

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts & Commercial Law Downloads (June 23, 2016)
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 581 What We Buy When We 'Buy Now' Aaron Perzanowski and Chris Jay Hoofnagle Case Western Reserve University School of Law and University of…
Rank this Week: 498

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

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

    Condo & Homeowners’ Associations No Longer Need Unanimous Approval To Limit Or Prohibit Leasing

    Condo & Homeowners’ Associations No Longer Need Unanimous Approval To Limit Or Prohibit Leasing
    Governor Wolf recently signed a Bill that makes it much easier for condominium and homeowners’ associations to limit leasing in their communities.  House Bill 1340 makes it clear that a leasing restriction can be passed without…
  • Jun 9

    Big Changes for the Pennsylvania Liquor Code

    Big Changes for the Pennsylvania Liquor Code
    You may have been surprised to see the news on the front page of the newspaper this morning: More convenient beer and wine sales? Sure, say shoppers Q&A: What does Pennsylvania’s new liquor law mean for you? Believe it or not, the…
  • May 27

    Reflections on Leadership Lancaster – The Finale

    Reflections on Leadership Lancaster – The Finale
    As a proud member of the Leadership Lancaster Core Class of 2016, I will be posting periodic updates of my experiences in the program. Learn more about Leadership Lancaster at www.leadershiplancaster.org or feel free to contact me directly…
Rank this Week: 2513

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
  • Jun 29

    6 Ways to Help Clients Avoid a Data Breach

    6 Ways to Help Clients Avoid a Data Breach
    It is not “if” but “when” your client will be the victim of a data breach. But despite the growing risks and many high-profile breaches, there are still businesses that are woefully underprepared. Here’s how you…
  • Jun 27

    Dead Man Talking

    Dead Man Talking
    When there’s a suit involving someone’s estate, can you get into evidence a hearsay statement by the person who has died? If the statement falls under this exception to the hearsay rule, the dead person may have his or her say in…
  • Jun 24

    To Demur or Not to Demur?

    To Demur or Not to Demur?
    A demurrer can be an excellent tool to challenge the legal sufficiency of allegations in an opponent’s pleadings. In deciding whether to demur to a complaint, defense counsel should consider not only whether a demurrable defect appears…
Rank this Week: 1136

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

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

    How Good Is Your Business Continuity and Transition Plan?

    How Good Is Your Business Continuity and Transition Plan?
    The Securities and Exchange Commission had indicated that it was going to tackle operational issues at investment advisers. It just released a proposed rule on business continuity and transition plans for registered investment…
  • Jun 27

    Broker-Dealer Customer Protection Rule versus Investment Adviser Custody

    Broker-Dealer Customer Protection Rule versus Investment Adviser Custody
    A recent enforcement case highlighted the stark difference between the custody requirements of a broker-dealer and an investment adviser. Merrill Lynch was smacked with over $400 million in disgorgement and penalties for putting customer…
  • Jun 24

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for the Brexit

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for the Brexit
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that caught my attention while waiting for the results from the Brexit vote. BEST PRACTICES FOR TODAY’S CCO by Julie DiMauro in the FCPA Blog In addition to knowing their…
Rank this Week: 615

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Jun 29

    The Good and Bad of Brexit for Lawyer

    The Good and Bad of Brexit for Lawyer
    As law firms and clients wait out the legal and regulatory uncertainty after Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, another factor could complicate matters: the falling British pound. After plummeting more than 12…
  • Jun 28

    When Your Colleague Gets the GC Nod

    When Your Colleague Gets the GC Nod
    The post The GC of my company left and my colleague was promoted instead of me to take over the department. I still like my job, but is it the right career move to leave? The post When Your Colleague Gets the GC Nod appeared on…
  • Jun 26

    Vault’s Top 100 Law Firms for 2017

    Vault’s Top 100 Law Firms for 2017
    Vault's Law 100 Rankings for 2017 are here, and there's a new king of law firm prestige. Cravath, Swaine & Moore tops the list at No. 1, ending the thirteen-year reign of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. The post Vault’s Top 100…
Rank this Week: 172

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/
  • Jun 29

    “Commercially Reasonable Efforts” Addressed by Court of Chancery

    “Commercially Reasonable Efforts” Addressed by Court of Chancery
    In the recent opinion by Vice Chancellor Glasscock, The Williams Companies, Inc. v. Energy Equity, L.P., C.A. No. 12168-VCG (Del. Ch. June 24, 2016), the Court of Chancery considered a request by plaintiff to enjoin defendant, Energy…
  • Jun 21

    Chancery OKs Modified Auction of TransPerfect Global, Inc.

    Chancery OKs Modified Auction of TransPerfect Global, Inc.
    John O’Toole writes: On June 20, 2016, the Court of Chancery released another opinion in the nationally controversial saga of TransPerfect Global, Inc. (the “Company”). In re: TransPerfect Global, Inc., C.A. No. 9700-CB…
  • Jun 10

    Chancery Grants Advancement on Summary Judgment – Fees on Fees Granted

    Chancery Grants Advancement on Summary Judgment – Fees on Fees Granted
    In the recent decision of James R. Thompson, et al. v. ORIX USA Corporation, et al., C.A. No. 11746-CB (Del. Ch. June 3, 2016), the Court of Chancery ruled on cross summary judgment motions in connection with an advancement action.…
Rank this Week: 2151

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/
Rank this Week: 1026

Pension Risk Matters

Pension Risk Matters

Focuses on pension financial risk issues from a governance and fiduciary perspective. Published by Susan M. Mangiero.

http://www.pensionriskmatters.com/
  • Jun 28

    Pensions and Politic

    Pensions and Politic
    Since I started this blog a decade ago, I've repeatedly lamented the unfortunate situations when investment decisions are determined by politics rather than based on prudent process. As I read "Teachers Union and Hedge Funds War Over Pension…
  • Jun 9

    More About the Fiduciary Gap

    More About the Fiduciary Gap
    Thanks to the many people who shared their insights about various state retirement arrangements for eligible private company employees and the need for a proverbial umbrella to address the fiduciary gap. Let me start with the Nutmeg…
  • Jun 8

    State Retirement Arrangements for Small Business Employee

    State Retirement Arrangements for Small Business Employee
    After posting "Public-Private Retirement Plans and Possible Fiduciary Gaps," a senior legal expert kindly informed me that Connecticut's legislation draws extensively from U.S. federal pension law. (ERISA does not directly apply to most…
Rank this Week: 4317

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
  • Jun 28

    Light at the End of the (Channel) Tunnel

    Light at the End of the (Channel) Tunnel
    MiFID II’s Passport for “Third Countries” and the Possibility of Continued Access to the EU Market for UK Firms The decision to hold a referendum as to whether the United Kingdom (UK) should remain a member of the European…
  • Jun 27

    Brexit Ramifications for the Investment Management Industry

    Brexit Ramifications for the Investment Management Industry
    The implications of the Brexit referendum are likely to be profound for the investment management industry. Please click here to listen to a presentation, delivered via conference call, by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP’s UK/EU…
  • Jun 27

    SEC Orders Increase in Qualified Client Threshold

    SEC Orders Increase in Qualified Client Threshold
    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a final order on June 14 to adjust for inflation the net-worth threshold for a registered investment adviser to charge performance-based compensation1 to its advisory clients or…
Rank this Week: 3413

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
Rank this Week: 106

Oregon Business Litigation

Oregon Business Litigation

Resource for in-house counsel, business executives, human resource managers and others who monitor litigation and legal issues affecting Oregon businesses. By Ater Wynne.

http://www.aterwynneblog.com/oregon_business_litigatio/
  • Jun 28

    Update on DOL Persuader Rule

    Update on DOL Persuader Rule
    Many of our clients have been contacted by law firms seeking to enter into agreements designed to avoid the effect of the Department of Labor’s Final Persuader Rule, which was scheduled to go into effect on July 1, 2016. The...
  • Mar 6

    Oregon Supreme Court SLAPPs Down Defamation Lawsuit

    Oregon Supreme Court SLAPPs Down Defamation Lawsuit
    The Oregon Supreme Court recently reversed the Oregon Court of Appeals in Neumann v. Liles, a defamation lawsuit involving a negative review of a wedding venue. The plaintiff, an operator of the venue, was the target of a review on...
  • Mar 3

    EEOC will now release Respondent's position statement to Charging Party during investigation

    EEOC will now release Respondent's position statement to Charging Party during investigation
    In a major policy shift, the EEOC recently announced that it will require release of Respondent's position statements and non-confidential attachments during the an investigation, upon request by Charging Parties or their representatives. The…
Rank this Week: 2320

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: 424

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/
Rank this Week: 547

Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

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

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    MSHA Proposes Rule On Workplace Examinations At U.S. Metal and Nonmetal Mine

    MSHA Proposes Rule On Workplace Examinations At U.S. Metal and Nonmetal Mine
    By Matt Linton The Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) recently proposed a rule changing its standards for metal and nonmetal workplace examinations. Under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, mine…
  • Jun 24

    Obama’s Immigration Policy Blocked Due to Equally Divided Supreme Court

    Obama’s Immigration Policy Blocked Due to Equally Divided Supreme Court
    By Roger Tsai A 4-to-4 decision by the Supreme Court on a challenge to President Obama’s immigration reform policy means that the policy continues to be blocked, disappointing five million undocumented immigrants who had hoped to stay and…
  • Jun 23

    Affirmative Action Policy Upheld By Supreme Court

    Affirmative Action Policy Upheld By Supreme Court
    By R. Calder Huntington Race may be taken into account when public universities and colleges admit students, ruled the U.S. Supreme Court today. For the second time, the Court was asked to decide whether the University of Texas at Austin’s…
Rank this Week: 606

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
  • Jun 28

    Blue Stream Laboratories Acquired by Charles River Laboratorie

    Blue Stream Laboratories Acquired by Charles River Laboratorie
    MBBP client Blue Stream Laboratories, an analytical contract research organization supporting the development of complex biologics and biosimilars, was acquired by Charles River Laboratories. Charles River Laboratories is a provider of…
  • Jun 28

    New Employment Law Alert: Non-Compete Reform

    New Employment Law Alert: Non-Compete Reform
    MBBP’s Employment Law Group just released an Employment Law Alert. As legislative efforts for post-employment noncompetition agreement reforms have remained at a standstill for the past eight years, Speaker Robert A.…
  • Jun 22

    Ad Network to pay $950,000 in civil penalties for alleged privacy misrepresentations and alleged COPPA violation

    Ad Network to pay $950,000 in civil penalties for alleged privacy misrepresentations and alleged COPPA violation
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today announced a settlement with InMobi, a Singapore-based mobile advertising network.  The FTC alleged that InMobi engaged in deceptive trade practices in violation of Section 5(a) of the FTC Act by…
Rank this Week: 1248

New York Business Litigation…

New York Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.thesilberlawfirm.com/
  • Jun 28

    A Surname Cannot Be Registered as a Trademark Even When it Is Not a Surname

    A Surname Cannot Be Registered as a Trademark Even When it Is Not a Surname
    The mark “Dickman’s” could not be registered as it was deemed a surname and ineligible for registration, despite the fact that the applicant’s last name was not Dickman.  This write up provides the details, and…
  • Jun 20

    Bizarre Claim of Assumed Risk Rejected

    Bizarre Claim of Assumed Risk Rejected
    During or after a divorce, the plaintiff alleged that the defendant had terminated a joint annuity account and withdrawn the money, leaving him with a $37,000 tax liability. The defendant moved for summary judgment dismissing the case,…
  • Jun 2

    Rabbinical Court Immune from Lawsuit

    Rabbinical Court Immune from Lawsuit
    Parties fighting about the proceeds of a life insurance policy agreed to proceed before a beth din. Although the Second Department’s decision which reversed the lower court does not provide details, it seems that the losing party before…
Rank this Week: 3980

Austin Business Lawyer

Austin Business Lawyer

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

http://www.austinbusinesslawyer.info
  • Jun 28

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

    IRS To Hold Webinar For U.S. Overseas Taxpayers On Foreign Earned Income Exclusion
    The Internal Revenue Service will hold a free online, web-based information session to assist U.S. overseas taxpayers in understanding the foreign earned income exclusion on Wednesday, June 29. In general, a U.S. citizen or a resident…
  • Jun 28

    Tax Tips For Students Working This Summer

    Tax Tips For Students Working This Summer
    Many students get summer jobs. It’s a great way to earn extra spending money or to save for later. Here are some tips for students with summer jobs:1. Withholding and Estimated Tax. If you are an employee, your employer normally…
  • Jun 21

    Keep In Mind The Child And Dependent Care Credit This Summer

    Keep In Mind The Child And Dependent Care Credit This Summer
    Day camps are common during the summer months. Many parents enroll their children in a day camp or pay for day care so they can work or look for work. If this applies to you, your costs may qualify for a federal tax…
Rank this Week: 3213

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
  • Jun 28

    The Problem With Delaware Business Valuation

    The Problem With Delaware Business Valuation
    A recent decision by the Delaware Court of Chancery has caused the defenders of all things corporate America wants from its courts to complain once again of unfair treatment. While their complaints are misplaced in this particular case, they…
  • Jun 21

    A Fun New Fact Pattern for Demand Futility

    A Fun New Fact Pattern for Demand Futility
    The concept of demand futility, rooted in the fundamental elements of Delaware corporate law, has been present for decades. The demand futility rules developed, as most doctrines of Delaware corporate law do, through judicial decisions over…
  • Jun 14

    Dell Decision Grants Claimants Fair Value Award Above Merger Price

    Dell Decision Grants Claimants Fair Value Award Above Merger Price
    Delaware law has long made clear that the price established for a company in a market transaction, while a relevant factor, does not necessarily equate to the fair value that shareholder claimants are entitled to receive in an appraisal…
Rank this Week: 2110

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    Copyright/TM question of the day, politics edition

    Copyright/TM question of the day, politics edition
    Analyze the linked Buzzfeed public service announcement about registration (warning: link will likely autoplay).http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jun 28

    Judge McKeown on copyright, and responses (including mine)

    Judge McKeown on copyright, and responses (including mine)
    Hon. M. Margaret McKeown,  Censorship in the Guise of Authorship: Harmonizing Copyright and the First Amendment, 15 Chi.-Kent J. Intell. Prop. 1 (2016)Margaret Chon, Copyright’s Other Functions, 15 Chi.-Kent J. Intell. Prop. 364 …
  • Jun 27

    Allegations of undisclosed sponsorship defeat anti-SLAPP motion at pleading stage

    Allegations of undisclosed sponsorship defeat anti-SLAPP motion at pleading stage
    Woodard v. Labrada, 2016 WL 3436434, No. 16-00189 (C.D. Cal. May 12, 2016)Woodard brought a putative class action alleging that various defendants (Media Defendants) misrepresented the weight loss benefits of weight loss supplement products…
Rank this Week: 144

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: 292

NC Business & Banking Law Blog

NC Business & Banking Law Blog

Legal news and analysis on matters affecting financial institutions and other businesses, with an emphasis on North Carolina. By Matt Cordell.

http://bizlawnc.com/
  • Jun 27

    A Great Honor And A Greater Responsibility

    A Great Honor And A Greater Responsibility
    Going to the NC Bar Association GalaOne of the best pieces of advice I have received in my professional life was when Knox Proctor took me to lunch during my first week as a lawyer and suggested (okay, insisted) that I become actively…
  • Jun 14

    New NC Law Enhances Student Privacy Rights and Restricts Providers of Online Educational Resource

    New NC Law Enhances Student Privacy Rights and Restricts Providers of Online Educational Resource
    Education technology (or "EdTech") organizations will want to pay close attention to a new North Carolina statute that was signed into law a couple of days ago.  On Thursday, June 9, 2016, a new law titled "An Act to Protect Student…
  • May 31

    Another Setback in U.S. - European Commerce: Regulator Rejects the Privacy Shield Agreement

    Another Setback in U.S. - European Commerce: Regulator Rejects the Privacy Shield Agreement
    Yesterday, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) delivered a crushing blow to the proposed EU/US Privacy Shield, sending U.S. and European negotiators back to the drawing board. I posted my initial analysis on the NC Privacy and…
Rank this Week: 1627

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

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

http://www.delawarelitigation.com/
  • Jun 27

    Chancery Addresses Commercially Reasonable Efforts and Denies Request to Enforce Deal

    Chancery Addresses Commercially Reasonable Efforts and Denies Request to Enforce Deal
    In an expedited deal litigation matter, in The Williams Company, Inc. v. Energy Transfer Equity, L.P., C.A. No. 12168-VCG (Del. Ch. June 24, 2016), the Court of Chancery denied a request to enjoin Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.…
  • Jun 26

    Chancery Approves Sale of Deadlocked Company Proposed by Custodian

    Chancery Approves Sale of Deadlocked Company Proposed by Custodian
    This post was prepared by Justin Forcier, an associate in the Wilmington office of Eckert Seamans. Why This Case is Noteworthy: The Court of Chancery approved, with certain modifications, the recommendation of an…
  • Jun 21

    Chancery Imposes Attorneys’ Fees for Bad Faith Litigation

    Chancery Imposes Attorneys’ Fees for Bad Faith Litigation
    This post was prepared by Justin Forcier, an associate in the Wilmington office of Eckert Seamans. In James v. National Financial, LLC, C.A. No. 8931-VCL (Del. Ch. June 3, 2016), the Court of Chancery held that the defendant and its counsel…
Rank this Week: 184

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    Taylor Swift Settles Trademark Infringement Case With Orange County Clothing Company

    Taylor Swift Settles Trademark Infringement Case With Orange County Clothing Company
    “Lucky 13” wasn’t so lucky for pop star Taylor Swift who found herself being sued by Blue Sphere, a seller of clothing of the same name based in Orange County. The lawsuit was filed in May 2014, according to the Hollywood…
  • Jun 20

    Rough Intellectual Property Waters for Seafood Restaurant

    Rough Intellectual Property Waters for Seafood Restaurant
    All businesses have some kind of intellectual property (IP) that helps them stand out from the crowd and be successful. Anything of value is worth protecting, including IP. There are many ways a restaurant’s IP rights can be protected.…
  • Jun 13

    Protecting Your Intellectual Property May Make Your Business More Attractive to Investor

    Protecting Your Intellectual Property May Make Your Business More Attractive to Investor
    To survive and grow you need to protect your company’s intellectual property (IP). Your product designs, marketing plans, customer lists and other proprietary information are what make your business unique. Recognizing and protecting…
Rank this Week: 1393

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Jun 27

    Brexit, Competition, and Economic Welfare

    Brexit, Competition, and Economic Welfare
    A key issue raised by the United Kingdom’s (UK) withdrawal from the European Union (EU) – popularly referred to as Brexit – is its implications for competition and economic welfare.  The competition issue is rather…
  • Jun 21

    Robust Patent and Copyright Systems Promote a Strong U.S. Economy – and Are Consistent with Originalist Understandings of the Constitution

    Robust Patent and Copyright Systems Promote a Strong U.S. Economy – and Are Consistent with Originalist Understandings of the Constitution
    In a Heritage Foundation Legal Memorandum released today, I explore both the “constitutionalist” as well as utilitarian, economic-welfare-oriented justifications for robust U.S. patent and copyright systems.  The Memorandum…
  • Jun 21

    Welcome guest blogger David Olson

    Welcome guest blogger David Olson
    I’m delighted to announce that David Olson will be guest blogging at Truth on the Market this summer. David is an Associate Professor at Boston College Law School. He teaches antitrust, patents, and intellectual property law.…
Rank this Week: 251

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
Rank this Week: 2280

AMS Counsel Blawg

AMS Counsel Blawg

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

http://annemariesegal.com/
  • Jun 27

    Young Women Lawyers: Get Respect

    Young Women Lawyers: Get Respect
    Many inquiries I have received as a coach, and as a senior attorney beforehand, revolve around a single, critical issue: As a young woman attorney (or, in some cases, as a senior woman attorney), how can I get the respect I deserve?
  • Jun 22

    Successful Career Transition Stage 2: Vet Your Option

    Successful Career Transition Stage 2: Vet Your Option
    Kristina has always secretly dreamed of owning a vineyard in France. She has other dreams, too. But this one just won’t go away. How can Kristina, from her windowless desk at a bank in New York City, figure out how…
  • Jun 16

    Successful Career Transition Stage 1: Start With a Creative Mindset

    Successful Career Transition Stage 1: Start With a Creative Mindset
    Marilyn hates her job. She has many ideas about where her next move and needs help sorting them out. Rob is stuck in a rut but he can hardly imagine doing anything else. Marilyn and Rob are in Stage 1 of the Career Transition Process and need…
Rank this Week: 1616

On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog

On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog

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

http://www.winelawonreserve.com
  • Jun 27

    TTB Proposes Revisions to Wine Label Regulations and Recordkeeping

    TTB Proposes Revisions to Wine Label Regulations and Recordkeeping
    On Wednesday, June 22, 2016, TTB published a notice in the Federal Register proposing important changes to wine labeling regulations and recordkeeping requirements. Comments to the proposed changes will be accepted through August…
  • Jun 27

    Empire Wine Bill Passes in New York Senate

    Empire Wine Bill Passes in New York Senate
    The “Empire Wine Bill” (version 2.0) passed in the New York State Senate on Friday, June 17th per the New York State Assembly website. The matching Assembly bill, A10248, passed earlier on June 15th. The…
  • Jun 17

    Empire Wine Bill Passes in Assembly

    Empire Wine Bill Passes in Assembly
    The “Empire Wine Bill” (version 2.0) passed in the New York State Assembly on Wednesday, June 15th per the New York State Assembly website. The matching Senate bill, S07728, has not yet passed and shows no action on the…
Rank this Week: 3655

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: 539