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DealBook

DealBook

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

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

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/
  • May 27

    Charities Cashing in as Venture Capitalists?

    Charities Cashing in as Venture Capitalists?
    Continuing from yesterday’s post, it looks like donors are not the only ones looking for a return on their investment. Private foundations are acting more like venture capitalists these days. Today Fortune featured an article on the ability…
  • May 27

    The FIFA Indictment

    The FIFA Indictment
    I have been thinking about the impact of yesterday's indictment of numerous FIFA officials on the various organizations' tax statuses, both here in the United States and abroad -- particularly under the tax laws of Switzerland. The FIFA…
  • May 26

    Return on Portfolios: A Concern for Donors Today?

    Return on Portfolios: A Concern for Donors Today?
    I have blogged often about the rise of a donor base that demands results from the nonprofits. My theory is that an efficient charitable market, where investment ends up in the hands of those charities that will put it to...
Rank this Week: 672

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • May 27

    Gross rent seeking by LA labor union

    Gross rent seeking by LA labor union
    The LA Times reports: Labor leaders, who were among the strongest supporters of the citywide minimum wage increase approved last week by the Los Angeles City Council, are advocating last-minute... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • May 27

    How shareholder activism hurts the US economy

    How shareholder activism hurts the US economy
    From today's WSJ: U.S. businesses, feeling heat from activist investors, are slashing long-term spending and returning billions of dollars to shareholders, a fundamental shift in the way they are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • May 27

    David McCullough's The Wright Brother

    David McCullough's The Wright Brother
    I just finished the Wright Brothers, which I enjoyed, even though I don't think it's one of McCullough's best books. My main criticisms? The treatment of the events of December 1903 get relatively... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 91

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
Rank this Week: 441

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/
  • May 27

    Company’s Lack of Bad Intent Allows It to Escape Contempt in Florida Breach of Contract Case

    Company’s Lack of Bad Intent Allows It to Escape Contempt in Florida Breach of Contract Case
    Commercial litigation actions involve many obligations that the parties must perform, both during the case and after its completion. A party that loses in a commercial litigation matter may not only be required to pay the other side, but also…
  • May 18

    What to Include in Your Florida Eviction Complaint Against a Commercial Tenant

    What to Include in Your Florida Eviction Complaint Against a Commercial Tenant
    As a commercial landlord, there are several steps to be taken when a tenant defaults on its lease. One of these steps is understanding exactly what must be included in your complaint when you sue for eviction or breach of the lease. This…
  • May 15

    Employer’s Bankruptcy Filing Does Not Stop Florida Employee’s Lawsuit

    Employer’s Bankruptcy Filing Does Not Stop Florida Employee’s Lawsuit
    A woman who had sued her former employer that had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy got some good news when a recent 1st District Court of Appeal decision revived her employment discrimination case. Even though the employee’s claims fell…
Rank this Week: 1835

ihwlaw blog

ihwlaw blog

Addressing common and not-so-common issues in business law and litigation. By Isaac H Winer.

http://ihwlaw.me/
  • May 27

    Selling stock for a promissory note may be unlawful

    Selling stock for a promissory note may be unlawful
    Did you know that selling stock in exchange for an unsecured promissory note may be unlawful, void or voidable?  In an area like Silicon Valley where stock may be worth a fortune from the second a company is born,…
  • May 22

    Are You Protecting Your Trade Secrets?

    Are You Protecting Your Trade Secrets?
    When patent, copyright and trademark law is not available or not desired to protect your intellectual property and other business information, trade secret law may be all that remains between your valuable intangibles and those would use…
  • Nov 8

    Let Your Lawyer Do The Talking — It’s A Snap!

    Let Your Lawyer Do The Talking — It’s A Snap!
    In today’s sophisticated, fast-paced and costly world of commerce, some people believe they can deal with legal matters on their own by working directly with an opposing party or lawyer. Presumably, the idea is that a matter might be…
Rank this Week: 4694

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/
  • May 27

    Humblebragging is Empirically, Not Just Anecdotally, Ineffective

    Humblebragging is Empirically, Not Just Anecdotally, Ineffective
    Last month, Ovul Sezer, Francesca Gino, and Michael I. Norton of Harvard Business School posted Humblebragging: A Distinct – And Ineffective – Self-Presentation Strategy to SSRN (available here). Here is the full article abstract:…
  • May 27

    Social Enterprise, Brazilian Style

    Social Enterprise, Brazilian Style
    As a semi-closeted (now "out," I guess) foodie* and as a lover of "things Brazilian" (including Havaianas flip-flops and Veja sneakers, as well as churrascarias and caipirinhas), I read with interest a recent electronic…
  • May 27

    The Future of Respectability for Lawyers (Part 4)

    The Future of Respectability for Lawyers (Part 4)
    In my first post of this series, I asked whether business leaders had unknowingly provided the legal industry with a long-term solution to declining interest in the legal profession and potential waning influence. I suggested that business…
Rank this Week: 273

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    DMCA hearings: library etc education

    DMCA hearings: library etc education
    Copyright Office: Jacqueline CharlesworthMichelle ChoeRegan SmithCy DonnellySteve RuheJohn RileyStacy Cheney (NTIA) Proposed Class 4: Audiovisual works – educational uses – educational programs operated by museums, libraries,…
  • May 27

    DMCA hearings: K-12 education

    DMCA hearings: K-12 education
    Copyright Office: Jacqueline CharlesworthMichelle ChoeRegan SmithCy DonnellySteve RuheJohn RileyStacy Cheney (NTIA) Proposed Class 2: Audiovisual works – educational uses – primary and secondary schools (K-12)This proposed…
  • May 27

    DMCA hearings: MOOC

    DMCA hearings: MOOC
    Copyright Office: Jacqueline CharlesworthMichelle ChoeRegan SmithCy DonnellySteve RuheJohn RileyStacy Cheney (NTIA) 10:45am-12:15pm: Proposed Class 3: Audiovisual works – educational uses – massive open online courses…
Rank this Week: 114

Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

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

http://www.tiltingthescales.com/
  • May 27

    A Lawyer and a Juror

    A Lawyer and a Juror
    This month I am flushing the format to talk about jury duty. I recently got selected to serve on a jury in a civil case. The experience fascinated me because, as a civil trial lawyer myself, it gave me the opportunity to see a trial from a…
  • May 22

    Foreseeability and a Business Owner’s Liability for Criminal Acts of Other

    Foreseeability and a Business Owner’s Liability for Criminal Acts of Other
    Recently we’ve discussed how the foreseeability of the potential harm caused by a person’s actions can make them liable for negligence. Recent horrific events in Garland and Waco, Texas bring up a related question: can a business…
  • May 21

    Business Owners Don’t Have Crystal Balls: Foreseeability and Liability for Criminal Action

    Business Owners Don’t Have Crystal Balls: Foreseeability and Liability for Criminal Action
    Recently we’ve discussed how the foreseeability of the potential harm caused by a person’s actions can make them liable for negligence. Recent horrific events in Garland and Waco, Texas bring up a related question: can a business…
Rank this Week: 1473

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • May 27

    No Non-Compete Agreement? No Problem! – What Texas Companies Can Learn from Oculus Rift Lawsuit

    No Non-Compete Agreement? No Problem! – What Texas Companies Can Learn from Oculus Rift Lawsuit
    I advise all my business clients in Texas to have non-compete and non-solicitation agreements with their key employees. Why? Well, first of all, because Texas courts enforce such agreements, so it only makes sense to take advantage of them.…
  • May 19

    My Employer Defamed Me to the Government! Not So Fast, Says the Texas Supreme Court.

    My Employer Defamed Me to the Government! Not So Fast, Says the Texas Supreme Court.
    In Texas, a person cannot be sued for defamation for statements made in judicial or legislative proceedings. However, the rule has not been so clear with respect to the statement made before such proceedings begin, such as those made during…
  • May 11

    Break Time for Nursing Mothers at Work – A Right or a Privilege?

    Break Time for Nursing Mothers at Work – A Right or a Privilege?
    Many businesses routinely face the question of what to do when a nursing employee asks that she be allowed to take a break to express milk at work and that she be allowed to do so in a private space? Does an employer have to grant her…
Rank this Week: 2608

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • May 27

    EU-Recht - Entwicklungen im Bereich der Fond

    EU-Recht - Entwicklungen im Bereich der Fond
    AIFMDAm 9. Januar 2015 hat die Europäische Wertpapier- und Marktaufsichtsbehörde (ESMA) einen aktualisierten Katalog der "Questions and Answers Application of the AIFMD" veröffentlicht. Die ESMA hat neue Q&A’s (vgl.…
  • May 24

    Entscheid FINMA i.S. Sika AG

    Entscheid FINMA i.S. Sika AG
    Mit Verfügung vom 5. Mai 2015 wies der Übernahmeausschuss der FINMA die Beschwerde von William H. Gates III und Melinda French Gates als Trustees des Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust sowie der Cascade Investment, L.L.C.…
  • May 23

    Bundesrat diskutiert Rechtsgrundlagen der Amtshilfepraxis in Steuersachen

    Bundesrat diskutiert Rechtsgrundlagen der Amtshilfepraxis in Steuersachen
    Gemäss Medienmitteilung vom 13. Mai 2015 hat sich der Bundesrat mit der Länderüberprüfung der Schweiz durch das Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (Global Forum) befasst. Das Global…
Rank this Week: 2600

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • May 27

    The Pee Defense for Virginia Reckless Driving

    The Pee Defense for Virginia Reckless Driving
    Find out if I have ever seen anyone use this defense successfully or not. Contact me about your case and let’s see what defense options you have. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us…
  • May 26

    Should You do Driving School Before Court for Virginia Reckless Driving?

    Should You do Driving School Before Court for Virginia Reckless Driving?
    It really does depend upon your prior record, the facts of your case and importantly the local judge who’s going to be hearing your case. Contact me today to see if this is an option for you in your case. © marketing for Andrew…
  • May 21

    Fighting Virginia Radar Based on Odometer

    Fighting Virginia Radar Based on Odometer
    I’ve had people ask me this question and I don’t know where it’s coming from, but it simply is not relevant in Virginia. Let’s take a look at what defense options you DO have. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2015.…
Rank this Week: 1433

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: 677

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/pct-law-group-legal-insights/
  • May 27

    Court Rules Who Owns a Company’s Millions of Facebook Like

    Court Rules Who Owns a Company’s Millions of Facebook Like
    Stacey Mattocks, an insurance agent and TV superfan, is credited with helping to revive a TV comedy “The Game”  about the lives of professional football players and their wives and girlfriends. After it was…
  • May 19

    Law Review: The Case Against Federalizing Trade Secrecy

    Law Review: The Case Against Federalizing Trade Secrecy
    Will a federal civil cause of action create greater uniformity for trade secret protection? The idea of creating a private cause of action for trade secret misappropriation under federal law is gaining traction, according to Christopher…
  • May 13

    EEOC’s Most Aggressive Regional Office

    EEOC’s Most Aggressive Regional Office
    Led by five aggressive regional office s, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed 148 enforcement suits against employers in FY2103, mostly alleging claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title…
Rank this Week: 4236

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

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

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
  • May 27

    MAY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    MAY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *   FI&C received the 2014-2015 Community Service Award from the Cincinnati Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. *   FI&C is proud to again sponsor the annual Program in Law and Technology’s symposia at the…
  • May 26

    Illinois’ New Eavesdropping Law – More of the Same?

    Illinois’ New Eavesdropping Law – More of the Same?
    Late last year, Illinois’ then-governor, Pat Quinn, passed a new eavesdropping law, Public Act 098-1142 (formerly S.B. 1342). The new law filled a void left by two Illinois Supreme Court decisions that struck down the old eavesdropping…
  • May 18

    Petition Filed with SCOTUS to Consider Whether the First Amendment Permits Claims for Retroactive Defamation in the Internet Age

    Petition Filed with SCOTUS to Consider Whether the First Amendment Permits Claims for Retroactive Defamation in the Internet Age
    If you practice media law, then it comes as no surprise that individuals who have had their criminal records sealed also want to wipe the Internet clean of any reporting on those records. What may be a “legal truth,” however, is…
Rank this Week: 3029

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

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

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

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
  • May 27

    MAY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    MAY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *   FI&C received the 2014-2015 Community Service Award from the Cincinnati Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. *   FI&C is proud to again sponsor the annual Program in Law and Technology’s symposia at the…
  • May 26

    Illinois’ New Eavesdropping Law – More of the Same?

    Illinois’ New Eavesdropping Law – More of the Same?
    Late last year, Illinois’ then-governor, Pat Quinn, passed a new eavesdropping law, Public Act 098-1142 (formerly S.B. 1342). The new law filled a void left by two Illinois Supreme Court decisions that struck down the old eavesdropping…
  • May 18

    Petition Filed with SCOTUS to Consider Whether the First Amendment Permits Claims for Retroactive Defamation in the Internet Age

    Petition Filed with SCOTUS to Consider Whether the First Amendment Permits Claims for Retroactive Defamation in the Internet Age
    If you practice media law, then it comes as no surprise that individuals who have had their criminal records sealed also want to wipe the Internet clean of any reporting on those records. What may be a “legal truth,” however, is…
Rank this Week: 4913

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: 103

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

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

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
  • May 27

    Should Founders Subject Themselves to a Vesting Schedule?

    Should Founders Subject Themselves to a Vesting Schedule?
    When advising startup clients, I frequently recommend that they subject the shares issued to their founders (as well as those issued to any equity-compensated employees and contractors) to a vesting schedule. This conversation often leads the…
  • Apr 29

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 21: No-Shop and Confidentiality Provision

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 21: No-Shop and Confidentiality Provision
    This post is the twenty-first and final in a series giving practical advice to startups with respect to understanding and negotiating a venture capital term sheet. In the prior twenty posts, we provided an introduction to…
  • Mar 24

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 20: Founders’ Stock

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 20: Founders’ Stock
    This post is the twentieth in a series giving practical advice to startups with respect to understanding and negotiating a venture capital term sheet. In the prior nineteen posts, we provided an introduction to negotiation…
Rank this Week: 1961

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • May 27

    SEC Addresses Criticism By Publishing Forum-Selection Guideline

    SEC Addresses Criticism By Publishing Forum-Selection Guideline
    The SEC addresses criticism for its use of administrative proceedings as a means to secure more favorable rulings.  In response to the criticism, the agency recently published  forum-selection guidelines on its approach to forum…
  • May 22

    Is Your Start-Up Ready to Hire Employees? Here Are Some Employment Contract Basic

    Is Your Start-Up Ready to Hire Employees? Here Are Some Employment Contract Basic
    Once your startup is ready to hire employees, it is important to do it right. A written employment contract is recommendable to establish and structure the legal relationship when it you start to hire employees. If artfully drawn, the…
  • May 21

    Is Poor Contract Management Hurting Your Bottom Line?

    Is Poor Contract Management Hurting Your Bottom Line?
    From client contracts to employment agreements to leases, even small businesses can have hundreds if not thousands of contracts. Thanks to technology, a lot of contract management is done digitally. However, many contracts are still prepared,…
Rank this Week: 1525

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
  • May 27

    Develop a Routine: Stock Questions to Ask in Every Deposition

    Develop a Routine: Stock Questions to Ask in Every Deposition
    Every case is different, but there are some questions you should ask in most every deposition. Know your routine questions and use them. Every attorney should develop a list of stock questions and ask them of most deposition witnesses. Here…
  • May 20

    Don’t Dodge—Defuse: Use Your Opening Statement to Handle Problem Area

    Don’t Dodge—Defuse: Use Your Opening Statement to Handle Problem Area
    Almost every case has problems—sometimes they are analogous to bombs waiting to drop on your case. The key is whether you show them to the jury and simultaneously defuse them, or whether the opposition drops them with glee. One of the…
  • May 18

    What If the Ex-Spouse Hits the Jackpot?

    What If the Ex-Spouse Hits the Jackpot?
    A couple gets divorced and one is ordered to pay spousal support to the other. But then the one getting support hits the lottery, inherits a lot of money, or has some other financial windfall. Is the support payer off the hook? Here’s…
Rank this Week: 2476

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/
  • May 27

    GAO: Agency Need Not Raise Offeror’s High Price In Discussion

    GAO: Agency Need Not Raise Offeror’s High Price In Discussion
    When an agency decides to hold discussions with offerors, must it discuss with an offeror the price proposed for the contract? Not unless that offeror’s proposed price is so high as to be unreasonable. As the GAO held in a recent bid…
  • May 26

    SmallGovCon Welcomes Matt Schoonover

    SmallGovCon Welcomes Matt Schoonover
    Just last week, SmallGovCon celebrated its third anniversary.  When I started the blog in May 2012, I wondered whether there would be enough “going on” to support a regular blog about government contracting law for small…
  • May 26

    8(a) Program Denial: Federal Lawsuit Available, Says SBA OHA

    8(a) Program Denial: Federal Lawsuit Available, Says SBA OHA
    An 8(a) Program applicant may challenge the SBA’s denial of its application in federal court if the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals lacks jurisdiction to hear the case. According to a recent OHA decision, although OHA’s own…
Rank this Week: 5079

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Covers upcoming and decided appeals of interest to Canadian businesses and professions. By McCarthy Tétrault LLP

http://www.canadianappeals.com
  • May 27

    What Lies Beneath: The Unexpected Reach of Litigation Privilege

    What Lies Beneath: The Unexpected Reach of Litigation Privilege
    By Kate Findlay In an interesting decision clarifying the reach of litigation privilege, the British Columbia Court of Appeal in No Limits Sportswear Inc. v. 0912139 B.C. Ltd., 2015 BCCA 193, has recently held that litigation privilege…
  • May 26

    The “Bright Line” Rule is dimmed by the Alberta Court of Appeal in Statesman

    The “Bright Line” Rule is dimmed by the Alberta Court of Appeal in Statesman
    By Ryan MacIsaac Joint retainers are common in modern legal practice. But what happens when a dispute is brewing between two parties represented by the same law firm? How is a lawyer to know when the “bright line” of conflict of…
  • May 26

    The SCC Monitor (25/05/2015)

    The SCC Monitor (25/05/2015)
    By Byron Shaw On Thursday, May 28, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada will release judgment on several leave applications currently before the Court, including the following. Mangal v. William Osler Health Centre (36174) Mangal is a medical…
Rank this Week: 2302

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • May 27

    Art Investments May Be Regulated Like Bonds or Stock

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

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

    Blurred Laws: The Effects of the “Blurred Lines” Verdict on the Music Industry
    In a widely publicized case, the Estate of Marvin Gaye recently won its lawsuit against Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke, and T.I. for copyright infringement, alleging that their hit song “Blurred Lines” infringes upon Gaye’s…
  • Apr 29

    Peter Sutherland – Photography

    Peter Sutherland – Photography
    Peter Sutherland is a master of nearly all mediums.  He works with painting, sculpture, photography, and film and blends each genre into the other, creating soft overlaps that make the viewer squint and muse over what medium he is using.…
Rank this Week: 3566

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
  • May 27

    Related Party Transactions—Lessons from the El Paso MLP Decision

    Related Party Transactions—Lessons from the El Paso MLP Decision
    In his recent decision in In Re: El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. Derivative Litigation [1], Vice Chancellor Laster awarded $171 million in damages to the limited partners of a master limited partnership (“MLP”) that had challenged…
  • May 27

    CEO Visibility: Are Media Stars Born or Made?

    CEO Visibility: Are Media Stars Born or Made?
    In our paper, CEO Visibility: Are Media Stars Born or Made?, which was recently made publicly available on SSRN, we investigate whether CEOs and/or their firms can use strategic disclosure to affect media coverage of the CEO. We predict that…
  • May 26

    Lazard v. Qinetiq: Important Lessons for Structuring Earn-Out

    Lazard v. Qinetiq: Important Lessons for Structuring Earn-Out
    A recent Delaware Supreme Court case authored by Chief Justice Strine upholds the literal meaning of an earn-out provision that limited the buyer from taking action “intended to reduce or limit an earn-out payment.” The court…
Rank this Week: 92

Law Office of E.C. Lewis, P.C.

Law Office of E.C. Lewis, P.C.

Covers business news.

http://www.eclewis.com/
  • May 27

    Legal Due Diligence

    Legal Due Diligence
    Continuing as part of our series on Due Diligence, we have already outlined Financial Due Diligence, and this time we will take a look at due diligence regarding issues that are more legal in nature. As part of the due diligence process, it…
  • May 20

    Financial Due Diligence

    Financial Due Diligence
    Whenever you are thinking about buying a business (or selling a business) it is expected that you will perform your due diligence before the sale is final to help decide whether or not the purchase is a good idea by verifying the material…
  • May 13

    Trademark Use and E-commerce

    Trademark Use and E-commerce
    As e-commerce businesses have taken off, so have more issues arose relating to use of others’ intellectual property. We’ve already talked about how intellectual property like trademarks can be a delicate situation between…
Rank this Week: 2832

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Covers North Carolina law.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blog
  • May 27

    Post Judgment Collection NC Attorney

    Post Judgment Collection NC Attorney
    Tags: post-judgment collection NCcollection attorney ncSo you have a judgment against someone in North Carolina, now what? If it's an individual-debtor, this article is for you. If it's a corporation or LLC or business entity, then get a…
  • May 26

    Agricultural Liens in NC

    Agricultural Liens in NC
    Tags: agricultural lawyers ncagriculture attorneys NCWe represent and have been involved with a number of providers of seed and fertilizer. Agriculture liens are one way to secure goods & services provided. If you have an…
  • May 7

    Petiton to Sell Real Property NC

    Petiton to Sell Real Property NC
    Tags: petition to sell real property ncestate lawyer ncIf you are faced with an issue where an estate needs to sell real property or you are opposed to an estate selling real property to pay debts of an estate, read more from my…
Rank this Week: 2329

Kirk Sanders Law Blog

Kirk Sanders Law Blog

Covers North Carolina business and personal injury issues.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blogs/kirksanderslaw
  • May 27

    Post Judgment Collection NC Attorney

    Post Judgment Collection NC Attorney
    Tags: post-judgment collection NCcollection attorney ncSo you have a judgment against someone in North Carolina, now what? If it's an individual-debtor, this article is for you. If it's a corporation or LLC or business entity, then get a…
  • May 26

    Agricultural Liens in NC

    Agricultural Liens in NC
    Tags: agricultural lawyers ncagriculture attorneys NCWe represent and have been involved with a number of providers of seed and fertilizer. Agriculture liens are one way to secure goods & services provided. If you have an…
  • May 7

    Petiton to Sell Real Property NC

    Petiton to Sell Real Property NC
    Tags: petition to sell real property ncestate lawyer ncIf you are faced with an issue where an estate needs to sell real property or you are opposed to an estate selling real property to pay debts of an estate, read more from my…
Rank this Week: 3673

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • May 27

    Caught in a Compromising Position: Prostitution Laws in Michigan

    Caught in a Compromising Position: Prostitution Laws in Michigan
    What Constitutes Prostitution? The practice of engaging in sexual relations in exchange for payment or some other means which benefits you, is illegal in the state of Michigan. The law prohibits both the practice and participation of the act.…
  • Apr 8

    Why You Need a Criminal Defense

    Why You Need a Criminal Defense
    Criminal Conviction Being sentenced with criminal charges can lead you on a roller coaster of emotions. It is a stressful time filled with anxiety and can be scary. Hiring a criminal defense attorney can ease your panic by guiding you through…
  • Mar 20

    Ann Arbor, Bay County and Highland Park Courts Online

    Ann Arbor, Bay County and Highland Park Courts Online
    Ann Arbor District Court, Bay County District Court, and Highland Park District Court Debut Online Traffic Court As part of the continuing “Judge Online” movement, several local courts recently signed with a software service that…
Rank this Week: 1697

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/
  • May 27

    New in Print

    New in Print
    Kenneth A. Adams, Eliminating the Phase Represents and Warrants from Contracts, 16 Transactions: Tenn. J. Bus. L. 203 (2015) Carlos Berdejo, Revisiting the Voting Prohibition in Bond Workouts, 89 Tul. L. Rev. 541 (2015) Hillary L. Berk, The…
  • May 26

    Airbnb Update

    Airbnb Update
    We have previously blogged about “sharing economy” short-term rental company Airbnb at various times here. Time for an update: The City of Santa Monica, California, just passed an ordinance that prohibits property owners and residents…
  • May 26

    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 1 258 Loyalty Rebates after Intel: Time for the European Court of Justice to Overrule Hoffman-La Roche Damien Geradin George Mason…
Rank this Week: 250

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/
  • May 27

    Status Check: Case Seeking to Reverse Rural/Metro Progresse

    Status Check: Case Seeking to Reverse Rural/Metro Progresse
    For RBC v Jervis, the opening brief of RBC seeking reversal of Rural/Metro was filed last week in the Delaware Chancery Court. According to the scheduling order: 1. RBC’s Opening Brief may be up to 70 pages long and is due on or before…
  • May 20

    What Activist Investors Can Learn from Trian & DuPont

    What Activist Investors Can Learn from Trian & DuPont
    A few days ago, I blogged about these law firm memos describing the end result of Trian’s attempt on DuPont. Here’s an excerpt of this blog from “The Activist Investor” looking at it from the activist’s…
  • May 19

    Cornerstone: No Automatic Disloyalty Inference” for Disinterested Directors in Controller Transaction

    Cornerstone: No Automatic Disloyalty Inference” for Disinterested Directors in Controller Transaction
    Here’s an excerpt from this Fried Frank memo (also see these other memos about the case): In a move consistent with the Delaware courts’ recent general inclination for early dismissal of M&A-related litigation, the Delaware…
Rank this Week: 808

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • May 27

    Lawyers Should Learn to Talk Busine

    Lawyers Should Learn to Talk Busine
    Ditching the legalese has its virtues and, for some GCs, it’s a requirement: “Lawyers are so famously fluent in their own jargon that the rest of the world has furrowed its brow and given this language its own name —…
  • May 22

    Ten Seldom Discussed FCPA Facts that You Need to Know

    Ten Seldom Discussed FCPA Facts that You Need to Know
    Professor and FCPA expert Mike Koehler is back with his latest installment on FCPA issues: “Much is written about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. However, amid the clutter of enforcement agency rhetoric and resolution documents not…
  • May 21

    ACC Recognizes 12 Value Champion

    ACC Recognizes 12 Value Champion
    Want to increase efficiency and contain legal department costs? Sometimes it helps to see how others are achieving success.  The Association of Corporate Counsel recently announced 12 Value Champions that are worth a look: “General…
Rank this Week: 142

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • May 27

    Regulation A/A+: Massachusetts Sues SEC (In Two Paragraphs)

    Regulation A/A+: Massachusetts Sues SEC (In Two Paragraphs)
    Last Friday, in this “Petition for Review,” the Massachusetts Secretary has sued the SEC in the US Appeals Court for the District of Columbia asking the court to vacate the portion of the SEC’s new Regulation A+ rules that…
  • May 26

    Shareholder Liaison Committees: Should You Have One?

    Shareholder Liaison Committees: Should You Have One?
    Last month, Vanguard sent letters to its 500 largest holding as we blogged about a few months ago. Since then, a number of members have asked how to respond to the letters – and we’ve found that most companies responded by simply…
  • May 22

    Memorial Day Weekend: Let’s Do This!

    Memorial Day Weekend: Let’s Do This!
Rank this Week: 853

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/
  • May 27

    Does Mandated Unbundling Deprive Stockholders The Right To Vote On The Whole?

    Does Mandated Unbundling Deprive Stockholders The Right To Vote On The Whole?
    A forthcoming academic paper looks for bundling in more than 1,500 management proposals between 2003 and 2012.  Bundling occurs when multiple matters are combined into a single proposal.  The authors, James Cox, Fabrizio…
  • May 26

    Doing The Math On Delaware Derivative Settlement

    Doing The Math On Delaware Derivative Settlement
    Last Friday, Delaware lawyer Francis G.X. Pileggi wrote about Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster’s recent decision to award more than $72 million in attorneys fees in costs in connection with the settlement of a derivative action…
  • May 22

    What The Legislature Doesn’t Know About Bees Could Fill A Blog

    What The Legislature Doesn’t Know About Bees Could Fill A Blog
    As a once and future beekeeper, I’m bemused by the California legislature’s inept efforts to legislate apiculture.  Section 29414 of the California Food & Agricultural Code, for example, defines…
Rank this Week: 385

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Designing Executive Compensation for Banks and Financial Institution

    Designing Executive Compensation for Banks and Financial Institution
    When it comes to banks and financial institutions, there are additional corporate governance requirements apart from those applicable to other types of companies. This is because the operation of banks and financial institutions affect the…
  • May 24

    SEBI’s Interim Measure in an Insider Trading Case

    SEBI’s Interim Measure in an Insider Trading Case
    [The following guest post is contributed by Supreme Waskar, who is a corporate lawyer]The securities market regulator, SEBI, has directedMr. A. Vellayan (Chairman of Coromandel International Limited (“Coromandel”) to surrender…
  • May 24

    Synchronised Trading: In Sync With the Law? – Part 2

    Synchronised Trading: In Sync With the Law? – Part 2
    [The following guest post is contributed by Kanwardeep Singh Kapany(5th B.S.L.LL.B) and Mitravinda Chunduru (4th B.S.L.LL.B.), both students of ILS Law College, PuneThis is a continuation of Part 1, which is available here]DEFENCESWhat…
Rank this Week: 246

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 42

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: 242

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • May 26

    Patent Infringers Lose a Scary Defense

    Patent Infringers Lose a Scary Defense
    The U.S. Supreme Court has taken away a potentially devastating defense from companies that induce others to infringe patents. The Court ruled in Commil USA, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc., No. 13-896, slip op. at 10 (U.S. May 26, 2015),...
  • May 25

    Apple Loses $382 Million on Trade Dress Verdict

    Apple Loses $382 Million on Trade Dress Verdict
    Apple v. Samsung Saga In 2012 and 2013, two Silicon Valley juries awarded Apple a total of $929,860,041 for Samsung's use in its smartphones and tablets of three intellectual property types -- design patents, utility patents, and trade dress…
  • May 20

    Does the Supreme Court Disfavor Limitations Defenses?

    Does the Supreme Court Disfavor Limitations Defenses?
    Focus on substance over procedure The Supreme Court just vacated a judgment that enforced a six-year statute of limitations against beneficiaries of a employer savings plan. The ruling reinforces the view that this Court feels little love for…
Rank this Week: 413

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • May 26

    What is an Operating Agreement?

    What is an Operating Agreement?
    I have used the term “operating agreement” in quite a few of this blog’s posts. However none of those posts explains in detail what a limited liability company (LLC) operating agreement must contain. This post provides that…
  • Apr 7

    What is the Origin of the Copyright Symbol (©)?

    What is the Origin of the Copyright Symbol (©)?
    This post about the origin of the copyright symbol (©) is based on my answer to a Quora question. See Why are the symbols of “©” and “®” used to identify copyrights and registered trademarks?…
  • Apr 1

    How can a Foreigner Open a Bank Account in the U.S.?

    How can a Foreigner Open a Bank Account in the U.S.?
    This post answers a question I have been asked many times: How can a foreigner open a bank account in the U.S.? This question usually is asked by foreign entrepreneurs. They want to start a business in the U.S. And to do so effectively, a…
Rank this Week: 1087

New York Business Litigation…

New York Business Litigation Lawyers Blog

Covers business law. By Klapper & Fass.

http://www.newyorkbusinesslitigationlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4175

Commercial and International…

Commercial and International Arbitration Law Blog

Covers business law. By O'Rielly & Roche LLP.

http://www.commercialinternationalarbitration.com/
  • May 26

    A Look at the New Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act

    A Look at the New Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act
    Responding to the concerns of its large corporate citizenry regarding the increasing costs and inefficiencies that have come to define both litigation and commercial arbitration nowadays, the State of Delaware has enacted a new law…
  • May 11

    EU Proposes Significant Reforms to ISDS Arbitration

    EU Proposes Significant Reforms to ISDS Arbitration
    Reflecting the growing dissatisfaction among EU countries with the current state of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS), the European Commission last week issued a “concept paper” which outlines several proposed reforms…
  • May 1

    Why Tech Companies Should Choose Arbitration Over Litigation

    Why Tech Companies Should Choose Arbitration Over Litigation
    “Litigation is too costly and time-consuming.”   “Litigation is too burdensome and distracting.”   “Litigation is inefficient.”   “Litigation is too risky and…
Rank this Week: 4126

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
  • May 26

    Top 10 Tips For Deducting Losses From A Disaster

    Top 10 Tips For Deducting Losses From A Disaster
    If you suffer damage to your home or personal property, you may be able to deduct the losses you incur on your federal income tax return. Here are 10 tips you should know about deducting casualty losses:1.    Casualty…
  • May 13

    It Isn't Paranoia If They Really Are Coming For You And Your Money

    It Isn't Paranoia If They Really Are Coming For You And Your Money
    Today from the Telegraph: Forcing everyone to spend only by electronic means from an account held at a government-run bank would give the authorities far better tools to deal with recessions and economic booms, writes Jim Leaviss Gee what a…
  • May 13

    Deferred Compensation Plans And IRC § 409A Compliance

    Deferred Compensation Plans And IRC § 409A Compliance
    If the plan documents and contracts of deferred compensation plans are not carefully drafted to comply with the requirements of Internal Revenue Code § 409A, a tax disaster can befall the employees intended to be benefited by such…
Rank this Week: 4308

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

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

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • May 26

    Should I move my car after an accident?

    Should I move my car after an accident?
    One question I hear often is “Should I move my car after an accident?” In particular, personal injury clients want to know if their case will be hurt if they move their vehicle before the police arrive at the scene. The thought…
  • May 15

    Want Help Deciding If The New Hire Is An Employee or an Independent Contractor? Try Remembering your ABC

    Want Help Deciding If The New Hire Is An Employee or an Independent Contractor? Try Remembering your ABC
    If you own a business, there’s a good chance you’ve been faced with the independent contractor vs. employee dilemma. The decision isn’t always an easy one to make and since an incorrect designation can have significant…
  • May 6

    Where Should You Incorporate Your New Business?

    Where Should You Incorporate Your New Business?
      Got an innovative idea? Starting a new business?  Decided to incorporate? Now what?! One of the first decisions a budding entrepreneur encounters when starting a new business is where to incorporate their new venture.  In my…
Rank this Week: 3759

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: 454

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • May 26

    Avoid the Small Business Killer: Failing to Comply with Employment Law

    Avoid the Small Business Killer: Failing to Comply with Employment Law
    New businesses start every day. Without the security of a regular pay check, new ventures are started, new ideas are explored and tomorrow’s success stories are being written today. But for many business owners failure is in their…
  • May 11

    Unsocial Media: When Your Employees Vent What Can You Do?

    Unsocial Media: When Your Employees Vent What Can You Do?
    Social media contains a flood of people venting their views on every topic imaginable, including work. Though it’s not a good idea, employees often use social to vent their frustrations and dislikes about their job, co-workers, bosses…
  • May 4

    Too Big to Jail?

    Too Big to Jail?
    If a company is charged with violating criminal laws, just as with people charged with crimes, there can be a plea bargain agreement. When it comes to people, normally a defendant will plead guilty to a lesser charge, or have some charges…
Rank this Week: 3909

Corporate Social Responsibility…

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law

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

http://www.csrandthelaw.com
Rank this Week: 4499