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Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

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

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

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim

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

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability
    Grace v. Ashbridge LLC, C.A. 8348-VCN (December 31, 2013) In general, a successor entity is not liable for its predecessor's obligations when there has been a fundamental change in the identity of the entity.  Here, the Court held…
  • Apr 16

    Court Of Chancery Explains Shared Causation In Fee Award

    Court Of Chancery Explains Shared Causation In Fee Award
    Smith, Katzenstein & Jenkins LLP v. Fidelity Management & Research Company, C.A. 8066-VCL (April 16, 2014) This decision explains how to calculate an attorney fee when there are 2 potential causes for a favorable settlement of a class…
Rank this Week: 371

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/
  • Apr 17

    Virtu Financial Said to Shelve I.P.O. Plan

    Virtu Financial Said to Shelve I.P.O. Plan
    The decision by the high-frequency trading firm stemmed from the recent storm of negative attention on its industry and the stock market performance of similar companies, a person briefed on the matter said on Thursday.
  • Apr 17

    Gupta to Surrender to Prison on June 17

    Gupta to Surrender to Prison on June 17
    Rajat K. Gupta, the former Goldman Sachs director who was convicted of insider trading, will serve a two-year sentence.
  • Apr 17

    Morgan Stanley Gets Most Relief From First-Quarter Earning

    Morgan Stanley Gets Most Relief From First-Quarter Earning
    Morgan Stanley's chief executive, James P. Gorman, presided over a far better start to the year than in 2013, and momentum seems to be building toward increasing the firm's return on equity, writes Antony Currie of Reuters Breakingviews.
Rank this Week: 9

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/
  • Apr 17

    A Supreme Court ruling against Aereo won’t spell the end of cloud computing

    A Supreme Court ruling against Aereo won’t spell the end of cloud computing
    Interested observers on all sides of the contentious debate over Aereo have focused a great deal on the implications for cloud computing if the Supreme Court rules against Aereo. The Court hears oral argument next week, and the cloud…
  • Apr 16

    Commissioner Wright Nails It on Minimum RPM

    Commissioner Wright Nails It on Minimum RPM
    FTC Commissioner Josh Wright is on a roll. A couple of days before his excellent Ardagh/Saint Gobain dissent addressing merger efficiencies, Wright delivered a terrific speech on minimum resale price maintenance (RPM). The speech, delivered…
  • Apr 15

    Getting efficiencies right at the FTC: Commissioner Wright dissents in Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger

    Getting efficiencies right at the FTC: Commissioner Wright dissents in Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger
    FTC Commissioner Josh Wright pens an incredibly important dissent in the FTC’s recent Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger review. At issue is how pro-competitive efficiencies should be considered by the agency under the Merger Guidelines. As…
Rank this Week: 457

Alixe Cormick: Small Cap Lawyer

Alixe Cormick: Small Cap Lawyer

Focuses on Canadian and United States securities law matters of interest to micro and small cap companies.

http://www.alixecormick.com
Rank this Week: 2537

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/
  • Apr 17

    Corporate Scholarship Highlights: A Corporate Right to Privacy

    Corporate Scholarship Highlights: A Corporate Right to Privacy
    Elizabeth Pollman at the Loyola Law School Los Angeles, recently posted her paper, A Corporate Right to Privacy, on SSRN (forthcoming in the Minnesota Law Review 2014). This paper timely weighs in on the corporate personhood debate by…
  • Apr 17

    Banks, Legal Costs, and ADR

    Banks, Legal Costs, and ADR
    Back in August, Bloomberg reported that the legal costs for the six largest U.S. banks since 2008 totaled over $100 billion. (Yes, billion with a "B.") Bloomberg included settlement amounts in that huge number, as well as fees to…
  • Apr 15

    AALS Call for Papers--Incorporating Numbers in Business Law Classe

    AALS Call for Papers--Incorporating Numbers in Business Law Classe
    Bringing Numbers into Basic and Advanced Business Associations Courses: How and Why to Teach Accounting, Finance, and Tax 2015 AALS Annual Meeting--Agency, Patnerships, LLCs & Unincorporated Assoc. Section Washington, DC Business planners…
Rank this Week: 420

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

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

http://www.sixthcircuitappellateblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Judge Sutton Shares Perspectives on State Constitutional Right

    Judge Sutton Shares Perspectives on State Constitutional Right
    Cases interpreting state constitutions do not typically make national headlines the way that cases interpreting the federal Constitution do, but perhaps they should.  In a recent review of Looking For Rights In All The Wrong Places: Why…
  • Apr 15

    Intra-Circuit Split “Arising Under” The Well-Pleaded Complaint Rule

    Intra-Circuit Split “Arising Under” The Well-Pleaded Complaint Rule
    There is a split  of authority within the Sixth Circuit concerning the scope of federal question jurisdiction and the reach of federal courts.  Viewed narrowly, the  split is important for those who litigate claims of…
  • Apr 14

    Constitutional Avoidance Via Certification

    Constitutional Avoidance Via Certification
    *This is the fourth in a series of posts about the certification of questions of state law.  Earlier posts can be found here, here, and here. The Sixth Circuit may certify state law questions, even sua sponte, in cases where the…
Rank this Week: 1610

Knudsen Law Firm Blog

Knudsen Law Firm Blog

Covers legal issues in Nebraska.

http://www.knudsenlaw.com/our-blog/
  • Apr 17

    Wage discussion

    Wage discussion
    Last week President Obama entered this executive order. http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/04/08/executive-order-non-retaliation-disclosure-compensation-information. Under the order employees of federal contractors are allowed to…
  • Apr 17

    Big Verdict reversed because of improper closing argument

    Big Verdict reversed because of improper closing argument
    A lawyer for a plaintiff in an employment discrimination case won a verdict for her client of  $900,000 which included $600,000 in punitive damages.  However the 8th Circuit reversed the award because the plaintiff’s…
  • Apr 14

    QAPI, Not Penalties to Reduce Adverse Events in Skilled Nursing Facilitie

    QAPI, Not Penalties to Reduce Adverse Events in Skilled Nursing Facilitie
       In a report released by the Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG), more than one in five Medicare beneficiaries receiving skilled care after a hospitalization experiences an adverse event.  The…
Rank this Week: 2999

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Adam Levitin responds to General Mill

    Adam Levitin responds to General Mill
    Here: By permitting, allowing, or suffering me to purchase any of your products or services, whether directly from you or indirectly through dealers, vendors, agents, or other third-parties, you agree to irrevocably surrender all rights to…
  • Apr 17

    A couple of Google v. Garcia amicus brief

    A couple of Google v. Garcia amicus brief
    Int’l Documentary Ass’n brief, now with actual evidence on standard contracts! Makes a nice pair with Netflix’s brief, which cogently criticizes Kozinski’s entirely typical reliance on “facts” not in the…
  • Apr 17

    ordinary consumer goods jump on the lawsuit waiver bandwagon

    ordinary consumer goods jump on the lawsuit waiver bandwagon
    We all knew it was only a matter of time.  Apparently not sure that merely buying a product with a lawsuit waiver on the wrapper would work, GM now seeks to bind consumers who visit its website or "like" its page.  Speaking of…
Rank this Week: 190

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
Rank this Week: 161

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 48

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

Covers New Jersey business, labor and employment, estate planning and consumer law. By McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    New Jersey's Sales Tax Exceptions and Anomalie

    New Jersey's Sales Tax Exceptions and Anomalie
    Sales taxes are an inevitable part of life in New Jersey, and indeed, across the country. Sales taxes make it possible for the state to fund important government programs and operations such as transportation infrastructures, aid to schools…
  • Apr 15

    New Jersey Make Major Revisions to it Limited LIability Company Law

    New Jersey Make Major Revisions to it Limited LIability Company Law
    The Legislature has recently made important changes to the laws governing New Jersey limited liability companies, which were effective March 1, 2014. The new revisions make drastic changes to the way New Jersey law treats limited liability…
  • Apr 11

    New Jersey's Employment Laws Which Protect Against Sexual Harassment

    New Jersey's Employment Laws Which Protect Against Sexual Harassment
    New Jersey's employment laws protect employees from workplace sexual harassment. People accused of sexual harassment may be subject to individual liability under both civil and criminal laws. Employers may also be found liable for sexual…
Rank this Week: 1967

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Apr 17

    "An Evaluation of Shareholder Activism"

    "An Evaluation of Shareholder Activism"
    Just as I have reservations about empirical scholarship in the law, I have different but equal reservations about economic modeling in the law. But, setting those aside, An Evaluation of Shareholder... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Apr 17

    "Does Religious Piety Inspire Corporate Social Responsibility?"

    "Does Religious Piety Inspire Corporate Social Responsibility?"
    As regular readers know, I take empirical work with a rather large grain of salt. With that qualifier, however, I found a new article entitled Does Religious Piety Inspire Corporate Social... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Apr 16

    SEC Commissioner Gallagher on Reforming the Shareholder proposal Rule

    SEC Commissioner Gallagher on Reforming the Shareholder proposal Rule
    In his recent speech, SEC Commissioner Daniel Gallagher also commented on the state of SEC Rule 14a-8--the so-called shareholder proposal rule. First, he identified the problem: The Commission’s... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 215

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 28

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/
  • Apr 17

    Welcome To The Blogosphere, Law & Economics Prof!

    Welcome To The Blogosphere, Law & Economics Prof!
    Up and running in the Caron blog empire is the new Law and Economics Prof blog, featuring a pretty long...
  • Apr 16

    AALS Mid-year Meeting on Corporate and Financial Law

    AALS Mid-year Meeting on Corporate and Financial Law
    A friendly notice about the AALS-Mid-Year meeting on "Blurring Boundaries"... The AALS Workshop on Blurring Boundaries of Financial and Corporate...
  • Apr 16

    Bitcoin Answers and Question

    Bitcoin Answers and Question
    You may remember Greg Shill blogged about Mr. Gox--at that time I just had some vague, "Mt. Gox-bad-virtual-currency-shady" bitcoin association...
Rank this Week: 82

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

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

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
  • Apr 17

    FTC Warns Cole Haan Over Pinterest Contest

    FTC Warns Cole Haan Over Pinterest Contest
    What Made News? In a recent letter, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleged that a promotional contest on Pinterest violated Section 5 of the FTC Act. Although the FTC did not take any direct enforcement action against Cole Haan, the…
  • Apr 9

    Arent Fox Partner Anthony Lupo Speaks in Panel Discussion at 2014 Legal and Regulatory Conference

    Arent Fox Partner Anthony Lupo Speaks in Panel Discussion at 2014 Legal and Regulatory Conference
    On April 9, 2014, Anthony V. Lupo will participate in a panel discussion about advertising and updates in the FTC at the 2014 Legal and Regulatory Conference. The panel, titled “Don Draper in the Digital Age: How…
  • Apr 1

    The Weekly Cut

    The Weekly Cut
     News you can use from around the fashion industry: Mobile App, House Account, Lets Shoppers Browse and Buy from Far-Flung Boutique Shops. [Wall Street Journal] Japan's Fast Retailing Co Ltd, the Parent Company of Uniqlo, Sets High…
Rank this Week: 3068

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

By Professors Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Apr 17

    China's odd approach to merger regulation

    China's odd approach to merger regulation
    You may have already seen this story involving the Glencore/Xstrata merger. The merger of Glencore and Xstrata created the world’s fourth-largest mining company and largest commodities trader when it was finalized last year. But as a…
  • Apr 10

    Bouchard confirmed

    Bouchard confirmed
    Yesterday, the Delaware Senate confirmed Andre Bouchard as the next Chancellor to replace Leo Strine who is now Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court. Next up on the Delaware judicial merry go round, nominating a replacement for Justice…
  • Apr 9

    "Everything is awesome!"

    "Everything is awesome!"
    Comcast-TWC filed their application and public interest statement for review by the FCC yesterday. Let me summarize for you - "Everything is awesome!" Comcast assures us that competition has increased in recent years. That's funny,…
Rank this Week: 77

One Lawyer's Mission

One Lawyer's Mission

Covers business and finance law in Brooklyn, NY. By Michalczak PLLC.

http://www.onelawyersmission.com/
  • Apr 17

    Day 33 of the Bodhisattva in Lent: Abandoning Attachment

    Day 33 of the Bodhisattva in Lent: Abandoning Attachment
    I have skipped the light fandango enough to understand that I have reached a level of critical mass — the realization that the tipping point is the origin of the journey to abandon the unnecessary possessions that I have accumulated in…
  • Apr 16

    Day 32 of the Bodhisattva in Lent: Tending to One’s Garden

    Day 32 of the Bodhisattva in Lent: Tending to One’s Garden
    Matthew 7:1-7 // Living Bible (TLB) 7 “Don’t criticize, and then you won’t be criticized. 2 For others will treat you as you treat them. 3 And why worry about a speck in the eye of a brother when you have a board in your…
  • Apr 16

    Day 31 of the Bodhisattva in Lent: Examining Mistake

    Day 31 of the Bodhisattva in Lent: Examining Mistake
    One of the most difficult aspects of this recent study of myself, my values and my direction has been the process of examining my mistakes – both minor and grave – and analyzing why it is that I continue to make them.  Of…
Rank this Week: 4312

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/
  • Apr 17

    The Three Estate Planning Documents You Need

    The Three Estate Planning Documents You Need
    In previous posts, we have discussed various estate planning documents and how they differ, but many times there is confusion as to what takes effect and when. Or, you may wonder why you can’t just appoint an agent (power of attorney)…
  • Apr 2

    Follow up to Death in the Digital Age

    Follow up to Death in the Digital Age
    As a follow up to Death in the Digital Age, a story about the online afterlife of a woman in Pontiac Michigan caught my attention.   Her body was discovered in her vehicle parked in her garage by an individual entering the property…
  • Mar 28

    Accessing Email After Death

    Accessing Email After Death
    Recently we posted an article about Death in the Digital Age.  But, what happens if a loved one fails to make these arrangements and you must have access to their digital accounts?  Google has recently developed a method that allows…
Rank this Week: 1979

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Apr 17

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality
    The Internet is the modern day printing press; a revolutionary game changer. The Internet owes much of its success to the theory of net neutrality. While net neutrality is not a new topic of discussion, it has been thrust in the limelight…
  • Apr 13

    National Security Space Launch: No Contest

    National Security Space Launch: No Contest
                 Competition and innovation are key ideals in American society, and they were the main focus on March 5, 2014 when the CEOs of SpaceX and United Launch Alliance (“ULA”) testified…
  • Apr 12

    Lessons from Hartney: How to Reduce Tax Forum Shopping by Illinois Retailer

    Lessons from Hartney: How to Reduce Tax Forum Shopping by Illinois Retailer
                The Illinois’ Local Retailers’ Occupation Tax Acts (ROT Acts) allows “municipal governments and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) to impose a retail occupation tax…
Rank this Week: 17

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/
  • Apr 17

    General Mills Leads the Way (Into Compelled Arbitration)

    General Mills Leads the Way (Into Compelled Arbitration)
    According to this article in today's New York Times, General Mills has added language to its website designed to force anyone who interacts with the company to disclaim any right to bring a legal action against it in a court...
  • Apr 16

    New in Print

    New in Print
    Kenneth A. Adams, Dysfunction in Contract Drafting: The Causes and the Cure (Reviewing Mitu Gulati & Robert E. Scott, The Three and a Half Minute Transaction: Boilerplate and the Limits of Contract Design (2013)), 15 Transactions: The…
  • Apr 15

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 328 Will Ticket Scalpers Meet the Same Fate as Spinal Tap Drummers? The Sale and Resale of Concert and Sports Tickets Gregory M. Stein…
Rank this Week: 276

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4239

Orange County Business &…

Orange County Business & Entertainment Law

Covers business, entertainment, restaurant, retail and landlord/tenant law. By Ashley C. L. Brown.

http://ocbusinessentertainmentlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Your LinkedIn Contact Lauren Zahringer Joined OPPRTUNITY

    Your LinkedIn Contact Lauren Zahringer Joined OPPRTUNITY
    2 Minute Sign-Up! Lauren Zahringer is using OPPRTUNITY to discover hidden business opportunities within his/her LinkedIn network. Create your own OPPRTUNITY profile and find out if you have an opportunity to do business with Lauren…
  • Apr 13

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Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Apr 17

    Mouse vs. Mau5: Disney’s Investigation of Deadmau5′s Trademark Registration

    Mouse vs. Mau5: Disney’s Investigation of Deadmau5′s Trademark Registration
    A legal battle may be brewing between media conglomerate Disney and electronic music producer and performer Joel Zimmerman, better known by his stage name, deadmau5 (pronounced: deadmouse). On March 28, […]
  • Mar 18

    Bling It On: Copyright & The Rise of Jewelry Infringement Lawsuit

    Bling It On: Copyright & The Rise of Jewelry Infringement Lawsuit
    Copyright infringement cases involving jewelry designs have been springing up quite a lot recently: fast fashion retailers like H&M and Forever21 have been accused of knocking off designs, and famous […]
  • Mar 7

    IP For Kids!

    IP For Kids!
    Kids these days are growing up in a digital world. They learn how to use a smart phone before they can even talk. They spend more time indoors on their […]
Rank this Week: 3299

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    H1B Visas are no longer available for 2015!

    H1B Visas are no longer available for 2015!
    This is just an example of the overload of applications that are being sent to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). USCIS received 172,500 H1B petitions from the when it began taking applications on April 1, 2014…
  • Apr 15

    Collect on a Final Judgment in Florida

    Collect on a Final Judgment in Florida
    Scenario: You sued someone and won! Congratulations! Now, how do you get your money? It is more than likely that the opposing party is not going to just hand over the money, otherwise there would not have been a suit in the first place. The…
  • Apr 10

    Learn from CNBC’s “The Profit:” Have an Attorney Draft Your Florida Corporate Document

    Learn from CNBC’s “The Profit:” Have an Attorney Draft Your Florida Corporate Document
    After their appearance on CNBC’s new television show “The Profit,” featuring Marcus Lemonis, Sweet Pete’s in Jacksonville, Florida made news due to the major fight between the business partners. Disputes between…
Rank this Week: 1307

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
  • Apr 17

    Corporate Governance According to Charles T. Munger

    Corporate Governance According to Charles T. Munger
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from David Larcker, Professor of Accounting at Stanford University, and Brian Tayan of the Corporate Governance Research Initiative at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Berkshire…
  • Apr 17

    Executive Compensation Under Dodd-Frank: an Update

    Executive Compensation Under Dodd-Frank: an Update
    Editor's Note: Joseph Bachelder is special counsel in the Tax, Employee Benefits & Private Clients practice group at McCarter & English, LLP. This post is based on an article by Mr. Bachelder, with assistance from Andy Tsang, which…
  • Apr 16

    By the Numbers: Venture-Backed IPOs in 2013

    By the Numbers: Venture-Backed IPOs in 2013
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Richard C. Blake, partner at Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP, and is based on a Gunderson Dettmer report by Mr. Blake and Meaghan S. Nelson. 2013 was the…
Rank this Week: 209

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Apr 17

    Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act

    Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act
    Tom Fox is prolific writer on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He publishes the excellent FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog. One of the downsides to a blog is that it’s a running commentary and not a narrative guide. Blogs are great for…
  • Apr 16

    The SEC Expresses Its Displeasure on Fund Fee

    The SEC Expresses Its Displeasure on Fund Fee
    A few days ago, Bloomberg published a story that the Securities and Exchange Commission has examined about 400 private equity firms and found that more than half charged “unjustified fees and expenses without notifying investors”.…
  • Apr 14

    Real Estate Investing and Crowdfunding

    Real Estate Investing and Crowdfunding
    Real estate investing is capital-intensive. It should be a natural area for crowdfunding. The big concern is fees and conflicts. With a tech startup, you are investing in an idea and the people with the idea. It may grow exponentially or blow…
Rank this Week: 630

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Apr 17

    The SEC's Disclosure Project

    The SEC's Disclosure Project
    On Friday, April 11, the Director of the Division of Corporation Finance gave a speech that provided a "path" forward on the division's corporate disclosure reform project. Replacing "disclosure overload" with "disclosure…
  • Apr 16

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS v. SEC: En Banc Strategy (part 2)

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS v. SEC: En Banc Strategy (part 2)
    The SEC's decision to apply for rehearing en banc in NAM v. SEC needs to take into account the impact of any consolidation with a related case. Consolidation may affect the pool of judges eligible to participate in the decision which in turn…
  • Apr 16

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS v. SEC: En Banc Strategy (part 1)

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS v. SEC: En Banc Strategy (part 1)
    The DC Circuit just ruled in the conflicts mineral case. See NAM v. SEC. The court struck down a small aspect of the rule on First Amendment grounds.   With respect to the administrative law analysis, the court wrote a very…
Rank this Week: 90

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Apr 17

    Business Groups File Shareholder Proposal Rulemaking Petition

    Business Groups File Shareholder Proposal Rulemaking Petition
    Business Groups File Shareholder Proposal Rulemaking Petition Broc recently noted the ongoing dialogue about revisiting Rule 14a-8, including SEC Commissioner Gallagher's recent speech, Ed Knight's WSJ op-ed and Ann Yerger's WSJ op-ed…
  • Apr 16

    Was the Conflict Minerals Ruling a "Win" for SEC Rulemaking?

    Was the Conflict Minerals Ruling a "Win" for SEC Rulemaking?
    Was the Conflict Minerals Ruling a "Win" for SEC Rulemaking? As I noted in yesterday's blog, the opinion of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in the appeal of National Association of Manufacturers, et…
  • Apr 15

    Big News: Court of Appeals Rules in the Conflict Minerals Case

    Big News: Court of Appeals Rules in the Conflict Minerals Case
    Big News: Court of Appeals Rules in the Conflict Minerals Case Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued its opinion in the appeal of National Association of Manufacturers, et al., v. Securities and…
Rank this Week: 873

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Apr 17

    Guest Post: Social Media and D&O Liability Exposure

    Guest Post: Social Media and D&O Liability Exposure
    Earlier this week I published a post on this site about the employment practices liability exposures that the social media may present for employers. After seeing my post, D&O maven Dan Bailey of the Bailey Cavalieri law firm send me a…
  • Apr 16

    Cornerstone Releases 2013 Study of M&A Lawsuit Settlement

    Cornerstone Releases 2013 Study of M&A Lawsuit Settlement
    Only two percent of M&A lawsuit that settled in 2013 involved a monetary payment to shareholders, according to the latest report on M&A lawsuit settlements from Cornerstone Research. The report, entitled “Settlements in…
  • Apr 15

    PwC 2013 Securities Litigation Report Asks Whether There Are Changes Ahead

    PwC 2013 Securities Litigation Report Asks Whether There Are Changes Ahead
    In its recently released annual analysis of securities class action litigation, PricewaterhouseCoopers observes that while 2013 may not have been a particularly noteworthy year in the securities class action litigation arena,…
Rank this Week: 579

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
  • Apr 17

    What Do You Do If Husband And Wife Both Retain You?

    What Do You Do If Husband And Wife Both Retain You?
    What do you do if husband and wife both retain you, pay a nice deposit and then separate, file for divorce and demand the money back? Well, most people would tell me to give the money back.  OK.  But to … Continue reading…
  • Apr 15

    Do Cops Get It Wrong?

    Do Cops Get It Wrong?
    Absolutely.  I won’t go into all the conscious and unconscious biases cops have.  (But if you Google “witness lineup issues” or read Balko’s blog in the Washington Post you can see a lot of it.)  But…
  • Mar 11

    Are Laws Limiting Magazine Capacity To 10 Rounds Constitutional?

    Are Laws Limiting Magazine Capacity To 10 Rounds Constitutional?
    A federal district court has refused to issue a preliminary injunction blocking Sunnyvale, California’s ban on magazines with more than 10 rounds. (Fyock v. City of Sunnyvale (N.D. Cal. Mar. 5, 2014).) A large part of the…
Rank this Week: 1675

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Apr 17

    EEOC Challenges Restrictive Separation Agreement

    EEOC Challenges Restrictive Separation Agreement
    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit against CVS Pharmacy, Inc. alleging that the pharmacy chain’s standard separation agreement is “overly broad.” Specifically, the EEOC claims that…
  • Apr 16

    Cybersecurity – Is It Time to Make Your Vendors Account?

    Cybersecurity – Is It Time to Make Your Vendors Account?
    With cybersecurity being at the forefront of clients’ and customers’ minds, businesses should take reasonable precautions to protect digital data that they create, collect, process, and/or maintain. And, according to The New York…
  • Apr 15

    Third Circuit Endorses Successor Liability for Wage and Hour Violation

    Third Circuit Endorses Successor Liability for Wage and Hour Violation
    In the recent case of Thompson v. Real Estate Mortgage Network, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has endorsed successor liability for claimed wage-and-hour violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The ruling…
Rank this Week: 1387

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/
  • Apr 17

    Directors’ Alleged Breach Of Fiduciary Duty Not Subject To Anti-SLAPP Statute

    Directors’ Alleged Breach Of Fiduciary Duty Not Subject To Anti-SLAPP Statute
    A SLAPP is a strategic lawsuit against public participation.  California enacted Code of Civil Procedure Section 425.16 as an antidote to SLAPP suits.  In general, a SLAPP is subject to a special motion to strike unless the…
  • Apr 16

    This Proposed Amendment To DGCL Section 141(f) Is A Curate’s Egg

    This Proposed Amendment To DGCL Section 141(f) Is A Curate’s Egg
    In AGR Halifax Fund, Inc. v. Fiscina, 743 A.2d 1188 (1999), the Delaware Court of Chancery was asked to decide whether a consent given by persons before they became directors could become effective if delivered to the corporation after they…
  • Apr 15

    Name And Shame No More?

    Name And Shame No More?
    The last few years has seen the rise of so-called “name and shame” laws. The aims of many these laws may be laudable, but yesterday’s decision by the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit calls their…
Rank this Week: 99

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Apr 17

    Strategies for Dealing with Office Food Pusher

    Strategies for Dealing with Office Food Pusher
    By Megan Grandinetti, Esq. The Lawyer’s Health Coach One of my clients (“Sara”) recently hired me to help her deal with a new kind of pressure she was experiencing at her new law firm.  Sara went from Big Law to Tiny…
  • Apr 16

    In-House Careers: The View from Asia in 2014

    In-House Careers: The View from Asia in 2014
    By Ben Cooper, Barrister-at-Law and Executive Director at GRMSearch. Ben also specialises in placing American lawyers into job opportunities in Asia. 2013 INTO 2014 2013 was very much a year of maintenance with encouraging areas of growth and…
  • Apr 15

    Conducting Business Intelligence Searches Online

    Conducting Business Intelligence Searches Online
    Marcus P. Zillman's new, comprehensive guide comprises the most current and accurate business intelligence source available via the web, free and fee based. Zillman includes resources and sites mined from both the visible and invisible web.…
Rank this Week: 291

GamingTechLAW

GamingTechLAW

Covers gaming and technology law in Italy. By Giulio Coraggio.

http://www.gamingtechlaw.com/
  • Apr 17

    Bitcoin - real, virtual or illegal currency?

    Bitcoin - real, virtual or illegal currency?
    The news about the indictment of Charlie Shrem, the former vice president of Bitcoin Foundation, and Robert Faiella in the US because of their potential involvement in the laundering of more than $ 1 million bitcoin on the website Silk Road…
  • Apr 13

    Casino games will lead Italy out of the decline

    Casino games will lead Italy out of the decline
    The Observatory on Online Gaming of the University of Milan ran an event of presentation of a report on the status of the Italian online gaming market in 2013 which disclosed interesting information.Their findings cannot put operators in a…
  • Apr 12

    EU - Easier outsourcing and cloud projects with model clauses for transfer to non-EU sub-processor

    EU - Easier outsourcing and cloud projects with model clauses for transfer to non-EU sub-processor
    A draft document on model clauses for transfers of personal data from European Union data processors to non-EU sub-processors has been approved by the Article 29 Working Party setting an important milestone on data protection issues for…
Rank this Week: 2040

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

Covers corporate law, securities law, intellectual property, and social entrepreneurship. By Arina Shulga.

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Apr 17

    Elusive Bitcoin: Regulation of Bitcoin in the U.S. Part II

    Elusive Bitcoin: Regulation of Bitcoin in the U.S. Part II
    Today, I am going to summarize FinCEN’s regulations relating to Bitcoin.The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is an agency within the US Treasure Department. Its mission is to safeguard the financial system from illicit…
  • Apr 16

    Elusive Bitcoin: Regulation of Bitcoin in the U.S. Part I

    Elusive Bitcoin: Regulation of Bitcoin in the U.S. Part I
    The phenomenon of Bitcoin (and virtual currency in general) presents an interesting legal conundrum. It is still not clear for many where does Bitcoin fit within our legal system, and whether and how to regulate it. Today, I would like to…
  • Feb 1

    Could Your Update on LinkedIn Violate a Non-Compete Agreement?

    Could Your Update on LinkedIn Violate a Non-Compete Agreement?
    Today, I am re-posting a blog post of a colleague of mine (with his permission) that I found to be particularly interesting and relevant for those of you who are looking to leave your present employers to start your own businesses or to just…
Rank this Week: 1160

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: 669

Startup Law Blog

Startup Law Blog

Covers legal issues and public policy issues relating to startup companies. By Joe Wallin.

http://www.startuplawblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    How is corporate M&A strategy developed?

    How is corporate M&A strategy developed?
    How do strategic M&A events germinate? When does the corporate development process for major companies begin? How is corporate strategy developed? Pacific Rim M&A Institute’s inaugural session answers these questions and more.…
  • Apr 1

    Crowdfunding : Key Decisions and Strategie

    Crowdfunding : Key Decisions and Strategie
    Crowdfunding has become a reality in Washington State. This is a great opportunity for startups and entrepreneurs to finally get the funding they need to move forward with the support of many small contributors. But there are still strict SEC…
  • Mar 26

    What Does the New Washington Crowdfunding Law Allow?

    What Does the New Washington Crowdfunding Law Allow?
    The Washington State legislature has passed a crowdfunding bill, HB 2023.  The Governor has yet to sign the bill, so it is not yet law.  But hopefully it will be law soon. If you are wondering what the new law will allow, I have put…
Rank this Week: 2316

Startup Law Blog

Startup Law Blog

Covers legal and regulatory developments in startup, securities law and regulation. By Joe Wallin.

http://www.startuplawblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    How is corporate M&A strategy developed?

    How is corporate M&A strategy developed?
    How do strategic M&A events germinate? When does the corporate development process for major companies begin? How is corporate strategy developed? Pacific Rim M&A Institute’s inaugural session answers these questions and more.…
  • Apr 1

    Crowdfunding : Key Decisions and Strategie

    Crowdfunding : Key Decisions and Strategie
    Crowdfunding has become a reality in Washington State. This is a great opportunity for startups and entrepreneurs to finally get the funding they need to move forward with the support of many small contributors. But there are still strict SEC…
  • Mar 26

    What Does the New Washington Crowdfunding Law Allow?

    What Does the New Washington Crowdfunding Law Allow?
    The Washington State legislature has passed a crowdfunding bill, HB 2023.  The Governor has yet to sign the bill, so it is not yet law.  But hopefully it will be law soon. If you are wondering what the new law will allow, I have put…
Rank this Week: 1547

Law Blog

Law Blog

A blog of legal issues and discussions. By Sean R. Hanover.

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    But the child's not mine! What do I do?

    But the child's not mine! What do I do?
    We answered a question about a shocking "child is not mine" revelation in a recent forum about custody and family law. It is repeated here: I have been married for 5 years to my wife. During that time (on 06 Jan 2012) we had a daughter. I…
  • Apr 14

    Stopped by CBP - Deferred Inspection

    Stopped by CBP - Deferred Inspection
    Deferred Inspection with CBPIn this instance, there are a couple of considerations. You should expect to be placed in removal proceedings. It does not sound like you will be charged with an aggravated felony. First, this does not appear to be…
  • Apr 12

    What should I do before my Sentencing Hearing?

    What should I do before my Sentencing Hearing?
    So I am going to be sentenced...what should I do? Often, after a plea, defense (and prosecution) will "reserve allocution" at sentencing. That means that each reserves the right to argue about what sentence you get. The basis for sentencing…
Rank this Week: 3282

iVLG Business Law Blog

iVLG Business Law Blog

Covers news, strategy and legal services of businesses and entrepreneurs. By inVigor Law Group PLLC.

http://www.invigorlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2129

The Virtual Attorney Blog

The Virtual Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and business law. By Michael Brennan.

http://thevirtualattorney.com/blog
  • Apr 16

    Today Marks a Milestone

    Today Marks a Milestone
    Wow! So, as I was browsing Google the other night-as I do from time to time to make sure that The Virtual Attorney is being appropriately represented in the ether- I came across this. That happens to be the very first press release I ever…
  • Apr 14

    Legal Headlines for April 14, 2014

    Legal Headlines for April 14, 2014
    >     It is now illegal in Wisconsin to post a sexually explicit image of someone on the Internet without their knowledge as the state legislature follows a number of other states in passing a “Revenger…
  • Apr 10

    The Virtual Attorney's Response to the Heartbleed Bug

    The Virtual Attorney's Response to the Heartbleed Bug
    By now, you may have heard about Heartbleed- an OpenSSL bug which allows an internet attacker to read the memory of a server or a client, allowing them to retrieve, for example, a server's SSL private keys. A number of websites have…
Rank this Week: 4851

Vann & Sheridan Blog

Vann & Sheridan Blog

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

http://vannattorneys.com/category/blog/
  • Apr 16

    2014 Second Quarter Newsletter

    2014 Second Quarter Newsletter
    The post 2014 Second Quarter Newsletter appeared first on Vann Attorneys | Attorneys at Law.
  • Mar 24

    Confidentiality Provisions in Settlement Agreement

    Confidentiality Provisions in Settlement Agreement
    If you’ve ever signed a settlement agreement resolving some dispute, chances are pretty good it contained a confidentiality provision. In many cases, one side or both wish to keep the terms of a settlement to themselves – whether…
  • Mar 3

    North Carolina Lien Law Under Review Again

    North Carolina Lien Law Under Review Again
    The North Carolina General Assembly appointed a committee in 2013 to study a specific element of North Carolina Lien Law. The Lien Law Review Committee was initially charged with studying the impact of modifying lien law regarding leased real…
Rank this Week: 4831

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

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

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
  • Apr 16

    Penalties Rise for ADA Noncompliance

    Penalties Rise for ADA Noncompliance
    By Andrea R. Calem Noncompliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act just became costlier. Pursuant to an inflation-adjustment formula, on March 28, 2014 the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) issued a final rule raising the civil…
  • Mar 27

    The Enforceability of Predispute Arbitration Agreements With Respect to Dodd-Frank and SOX Whistleblower Retaliation Claims Continues to be a Puzzle

    The Enforceability of Predispute Arbitration Agreements With Respect to Dodd-Frank and SOX Whistleblower Retaliation Claims Continues to be a Puzzle
    By John F. Fullerton III and Jason Kaufman Almost four years after it was enacted in 2010, the full impact of the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”) on the enforceability of predispute…
  • Mar 25

    Drafting Customer Nonsolicitation Provisions in New York

    Drafting Customer Nonsolicitation Provisions in New York
    Our colleague Lauri Rasnick, a Member of the Firm at Epstein Becker Green, wrote a Law360 article titled “Drafting Customer Nonsolicitation Provisions in NY.” (Read the full version – subscription required.) Following is an…
Rank this Week: 1125

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. By Professors David A. Brennan and Darryll K. Jones.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Apr 16

    Political Activity Regulations Will Be Re-Written Again . . . and Again (from scratch!)

    Political Activity Regulations Will Be Re-Written Again . . . and Again (from scratch!)
    Let's face it, any attempt at regulating political activity by grass roots organizations, charitable or otherwise, is bound to fail. Why? Because nobody has ever explained why engaging in political speech is not a public good, less deserving…
  • Apr 15

    Interesting Source Documents re: 501(c)(4) application for exemption

    Interesting Source Documents re: 501(c)(4) application for exemption
    One of the few beneficial effects of the faux scandal regarding the IRS' treatment of 501(c)(4) entities is likely to be public access to lots of stuff that would otherwise not be accessible. Stuff that might be useful for someone...
  • Apr 15

    Nonprofit Finance Fund: State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey

    Nonprofit Finance Fund: State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey
    New York – April 7, 2014– The economic recovery is not offering signs of relief for the nonprofit sector, and many organizations are now looking to new models of funding, according to the results of the Nonprofit Finance Fund’s 2014...
Rank this Week: 674

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

Covers current antitrust news and regulatory developments. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Seventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Motorola’s LCD Antitrust Claims Based on Foreign Purchase

    Seventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Motorola’s LCD Antitrust Claims Based on Foreign Purchase
    On March 27, in the latest major development in Motorola Mobility’s lawsuit alleging price-fixing of liquid crystal display modules (LCDs), a three-judge panel of the Seventh Circuit, including renowned antitrust jurist Judge Richard…
  • Apr 10

    McSweeny Confirmed to Fill Vacancy at FTC

    McSweeny Confirmed to Fill Vacancy at FTC
    The Federal Trade Commissions will soon be back to having a full complement of five commissioners.  Today, the U.S. Senate, by a vote of 95 to 1, confirmed Terrell McSweeny to fill a vacancy at the agency created by the departure of Jon…
  • Apr 8

    California Proposition 65 Caramel Coloring Suit

    California Proposition 65 Caramel Coloring Suit
    This January, Consumer Reports, an independent product testing organization, released a report entitled “Caramel Color:  The health risk that may be in your soda” detailing its investigation of the presence of…
Rank this Week: 761