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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
  • Jan 27

    The SBA Dallas Fort Worth District Office Will Be Hosting The Following Entrepreneur Development And Contracting Training

    The SBA Dallas Fort Worth District Office Will Be Hosting The Following Entrepreneur Development And Contracting Training
    Click on the on the hyperlink for more information on course content and registration instructions.Defining Project Requirements - January 30, 2015 (2:00 - 3:30 pm)Contract Lifecycle Management - February 5, 2015 (9:00 - 11:30…
  • Jan 26

    Debtor's Pre-Petition Transfers Result In Denial Of Discharge In Drumm

    Debtor's Pre-Petition Transfers Result In Denial Of Discharge In Drumm
    Many persons involved in trying to protect their assets choose to file for bankruptcy protection.  Bankruptcy protection is and should be a last resort.  It often creates more problems than it solves by getting a federal bankruptcy…
  • Jan 26

    The Top 7 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make With Mentor

    The Top 7 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make With Mentor
    A business mentor is someone with a lot more experience who is willing to teach you what they know.But there are common persistent mistakes that entrepreneurs make when consulting a mentor. Let’s examine each one, and find out ways you…
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San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business formation and business litigation news and updates in California. Published By Donald Oder.

http://www.sandiegobusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 27

    Negotiating Option Clauses in Commercial Lease

    Negotiating Option Clauses in Commercial Lease
    The terms of commercial leases vary significantly depending on the type of commercial property being leased and the specific business goals of both landlords and tenants. "Option clauses," also known as "renewal terms,"…
  • Jan 20

    Derivative Lawsuits and the Closely Held Corporation

    Derivative Lawsuits and the Closely Held Corporation
    In general, shareholders are not permitted to sue corporations on their own behalf seeking damages for themselves. Instead, they are required to bring an action against wrongdoers (usually the officers and/or directors of the corporation) on…
  • Jan 13

    Indemnification Clauses in Commercial Leasing

    Indemnification Clauses in Commercial Leasing
    Indemnity clauses in general are designed to shift liability for claims asserted by third parties from one party to another. In the commercial lease context, tenants typically agree to both indemnify landlords and to defend and hold them…
Rank this Week: 4115

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

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

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

    Chancery Analyzes Statutory Basis for Validity of Bylaws and Director Action

    Chancery Analyzes Statutory Basis for Validity of Bylaws and Director Action
    Sinchareonkul v. Fahnemann, C.A. No. 10543-VCL (Del. Ch. Jan. 22, 2015). Several aspects of this Court of Chancery opinion make it noteworthy.  First, this declaratory judgment action seeking to invalidate bylaws that confer…
  • Jan 22

    Interview with Chancellor Bouchard of the Delaware Court of Chancery

    Interview with Chancellor Bouchard of the Delaware Court of Chancery
    Chancellor Andre Bouchard of the Delaware Court of Chancery was interviewed yesterday by a publication called Town Square Delaware about the transition from corporate litigator to jurist, and related questions. The exchanges of questions…
  • Jan 19

    Chancery Applies New Statute Allowing for 20 Year Contractual Statute of Limitation

    Chancery Applies New Statute Allowing for 20 Year Contractual Statute of Limitation
    Bear Stearns Mortgage Funding Trust v. EMC Mortgage LLC, C.A. No. 7701-VCL (Del. Ch. Jan. 12, 2015) This decision is noteworthy for its discussion of a recently passed Delaware statute that allows parties to a contract to agree to establish…
Rank this Week: 112

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

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

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

    If you're going to write about corporations as actors and don't talk about Bill Klein ....
    So I'm perusing Do Corporations Have Religious Beliefs? (90 Ind. L.J. 47) by Jason Iuliano and on the first two pages, I read the following: Do corporations have religious beliefs? In a word, yes.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jan 27

    My list of corporate governance Twitter feeds I follow

    My list of corporate governance Twitter feeds I follow
    My list of corporate governance Twitter feeds I follow: https://t.co/VFTUEI9txC— Stephen Bainbridge (@ProfBainbridge) January 27, 2015 [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jan 27

    My lists of law professors who tweet and I follow

    My lists of law professors who tweet and I follow
    I've created a public list of business law professors at US law schools that I follow: https://t.co/9Lu23dl1iO— Stephen Bainbridge (@ProfBainbridge) January 27, 2015 I've also created a public list... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 145

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: 4

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Jan 27

    What is More Important to Your Customer - the Product or Service? - Operation

    What is More Important to Your Customer - the Product or Service? - Operation
    In interviewing our customers, I found that there were several things they value. Things they want even before the product or the service. They boiled down to three basic wants comprising of what we now call the R-T-C factor: Relationship,...
  • Jan 27

    Do portals work for capital intensive franchises? - Operation

    Do portals work for capital intensive franchises? - Operation
    This is a very simple question. It was recently asked in a LinkedIn Franchise Group. And I bet we all want to know the answer. It would make it easy to build next years franchise marketing budget for franchise...
  • Jan 26

    3 Quick Twitter Strategies - Marketing

    3 Quick Twitter Strategies - Marketing
    When developing B2B public relations and marketing strategies, it's important to never underestimate the power of social media. With over 284 million active users on Twitter and 500 million tweets sent per day, creating engaging content is…
Rank this Week: 121

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

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

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 380

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: 113

Small Business Lawyer Blog

Small Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business transactions and international small business law. By Daniel H. Erskine.

http://smallbusinesslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 27

    Sanctions List to Check Before Doing Busine

    Sanctions List to Check Before Doing Busine
    Before doing business with a prospective new business partner or customer your US or UK small business should (and may be required) conduct due diligence on your new prospect. Some lists to check are UK-HM Treasury's Consolidated List, EU…
  • Jan 19

    SizeUp your Business & NY Business Financing

    SizeUp your Business & NY Business Financing
    Looking for market data on how your small business compares; check out the Small Business Administration's online tool Sizeup. The tool helps by "benchmarking [your small business] against competitors, mapping your customers, competitors and…
  • Nov 25

    Looking for Export Trade Leads...

    Looking for Export Trade Leads...
    If your small business is interested in export related sales leads take a look at the Empire State Development Marketing Assistance Service Program. There you will find a description of the sales and marketing assistance program offered by…
Rank this Week: 1935

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/
  • Jan 27

    FTC Staff Report Misses the Mark on “Internet of Things” Regulation

    FTC Staff Report Misses the Mark on “Internet of Things” Regulation
    Today the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) missed the mark in authorizing release of a staff report calling for legislation and regulation of the “Internet of Things.” The Internet of Things is already affecting the daily lives of…
  • Jan 20

    In Memoriam: Henry G. Manne (1928-2015)

    In Memoriam: Henry G. Manne (1928-2015)
    Henry Manne was a great man, and a great father. He was, for me as for many others, one of the most important intellectual influences in my life. I will miss him dearly. Following is his official obituary. RIP, dad. Henry Girard Manne…
  • Jan 20

    Si Monumentum Requiris, Circumspice

    Si Monumentum Requiris, Circumspice
    The famous epitaph that adorns Sir Christopher Wren’s tomb in St. Paul’s Cathedral – Si monumentum requiris, circumspice (“if you seek his monument, look around you”) – applies equally well to Henry Manne,…
Rank this Week: 289

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/
  • Jan 27

    Coca Cola Settles California Unpaid Overtime Class Action

    Coca Cola Settles California Unpaid Overtime Class Action
    The lawsuit also alleges Coca-Cola made deductions from employees’ pay on a monthly basis for company-issued cell phones. Coca-Cola argued that the deductions were made with the employees’ consent and that they were made only for…
  • Jan 25

    Class Action Brought Against Utility for Alleged Bait and Switch Tactic

    Class Action Brought Against Utility for Alleged Bait and Switch Tactic
    According to a recent class action lawsuit against Starion Energey, the energy company, based in Middlebury Connecticut, allegedly used bait-and-switch tactics to gain customers. Once the customers had been acquired, Starion allegedly raised…
  • Jan 22

    Legit Enough to Quit? Restrictive Covenants and Legitimate Business Interest

    Legit Enough to Quit? Restrictive Covenants and Legitimate Business Interest
    The appellate court recognized a plethora of facts that pertain precisely to Dr. Meiselman’s relationship with his clients and their “near-permanent” relationship. These include the fact that Dr. Meiselman continued to treat…
Rank this Week: 1493

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Jan 27

    Michigan Child Custody Attorney

    Michigan Child Custody Attorney
    Our experienced family law attorneys can help you work through your divorce. If you are a single parent of minor children you may be wondering what payments you could be required to make or could receive to provide for your children. Payments…
  • Dec 18

    Holiday Parenting Time in Michigan

    Holiday Parenting Time in Michigan
    The holidays are approaching and this can be a very challenging time for families undergoing divorce, especially if there are minor children involved.   As parents going through a divorce, you should know that you can negotiate how…
  • Nov 27

    Minor In Possession of Alcohol Metro Detroit Lawyer

    Minor In Possession of Alcohol Metro Detroit Lawyer
    Minor In Possession of Alcohol Metro Detroit Lawyers Are you a student at Wayne State University that has been charged with a criminal offense?  You should know this situation should not be taken lightly as criminal convictions can…
Rank this Week: 816

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 2794

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/
  • Jan 27

    Happiness After Divorce

    Happiness After Divorce
    I read a lot of articles online about divorce, and all aspects of it.  Not many of them contain content that is worth sharing. However, I found a recent post on Philly.com that I find insightful and provides a healthy perspective about…
  • Jan 16

    Cost of Gas Down, Reimbursement Rate Up

    Cost of Gas Down, Reimbursement Rate Up
    If you have filled up your gas tank recently, turned on the news, listened to the radio, or read a newspaper you’ve probably noticed gas prices are steadily dropping and in a big way.  This time last year the national average price…
  • Dec 22

    What Is a Privacy Policy and What Does It Do?

    What Is a Privacy Policy and What Does It Do?
    Titles can be misleading.  There are many lists and articles online pointing out how audiences can be misled  by movie titles, book titles, headlines and even short titles for legislation.  Which brings me to privacy…
Rank this Week: 684

Texas Business Law Blog

Texas Business Law Blog

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

http://www.dbwillislaw.com/texas-business-law-blog/
Rank this Week: 4558

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jan 27

    Antitrust Arbitration and Illinois Brick

    Antitrust Arbitration and Illinois Brick
    Mark A. Lemley, Stanford Law School and Christopher R. Leslie, University of California, Irvine School of Law analyze Antitrust Arbitration and Illinois Brick. ABSTRACT: For nearly forty years, since the Supreme Court decision in Illinois…
  • Jan 27

    Search Costs, Information Exchange and Sales Concentration in the Digital Music Industry

    Search Costs, Information Exchange and Sales Concentration in the Digital Music Industry
    Nestor Duch-Brown (European Commission - JRC - IPTS) and Bertin Martens (European Commission - JRC - IPTS) identify Search Costs, Information Exchange and Sales Concentration in the Digital Music Industry. ABSTRACT: It is often assumed that…
  • Jan 27

    American Antitrust Institute (AAI) is seeking a senior Ph.D. economist

    American Antitrust Institute (AAI) is seeking a senior Ph.D. economist
    Title:Senior Economist Location: United States (full time) Salary Range: $100,000 - $135,000 Position Closing Date: March 6, 2015 The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) is seeking a Ph.D. economist with exceptional skills and interests in…
Rank this Week: 52

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/
Rank this Week: 327

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Jan 27

    A Contract to Kill but no Intent to

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

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 339 Choice of Law in the American Courts in 2014: Twenty-Eighth Annual Survey Symeon C. Symeonides Willamette University - College of…
  • Jan 26

    Supreme Court: Sixth Circuit Reasoning Incompatible with Contracts Principle

    Supreme Court: Sixth Circuit Reasoning Incompatible with Contracts Principle
    A group of retirees had worked for the Pleasant Point Polyester Plant. They retired before Petitioner M&G Polymers (M&G) acquired the plant in 2000. At the time of that acquisition, M&G entered into a collective bargaining…
Rank this Week: 340

Indonesian Law Reporter

Indonesian Law Reporter

Covers legislation, regulations and policies affecting businesses in Indonesia. By Mohamad Mova Al'Afghani.

http://indolaw.alafghani.info/
  • Jan 27

    Direktori Putusan Komisi Informasi Pusat

    Direktori Putusan Komisi Informasi Pusat
    CRPG memuat dokumen Putusan Komisi Informasi di tingkat Pusat dan beberapa daerah dalam situs wiki CRPG. Seluruh putusan telah melewati proses OCR (Optical Character Recognition). Setelah diindex oleh Google, putusan ini bisa dicari…
  • Jan 24

    Mekanisme Pelaporan Independen OGP (Renaksi 2013) -- Masa Penjaringan Pendapat Publik

    Mekanisme Pelaporan Independen OGP (Renaksi 2013) -- Masa Penjaringan Pendapat Publik
    Indonesia adalah salah satu dari 8 (delapan) negara pendiri Open Government Partnership, sebuah inisiatif multilateral yang bertujuan untuk menciptakan pemerintahan yang terbuka, akuntabel dan responsif. Open Government Partnership (OGP)…
  • Jan 20

    Regional autonomy principles restrict provinces in developing community based water and sanitation (?)

    Regional autonomy principles restrict provinces in developing community based water and sanitation (?)
    We had a little chat today with several officials involved in the development of community based water and sanitation in East Java. One of the main obstacles in intervening in the development of community-based water and sanitation (Air Minum…
Rank this Week: 1280

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Jan 27

    Cunningham on Corporate Leadership: A Few Additional Thought

    Cunningham on Corporate Leadership: A Few Additional Thought
    Lawrence Cunningham has written an interesting piece for the Wall Street Journal, The Secret Sauce of Corporate Leadership: Splitting the CEO and chairman jobs is beside the point. What’s needed is a skeptical No. 2. Cunningham argues that…
  • Jan 26

    In Memory of Meowth (1998-2015): Choice of Entity for Veterinary Medical Practice

    In Memory of Meowth (1998-2015): Choice of Entity for Veterinary Medical Practice
    As some of you know, my beloved cat, Meowth (yes, named after the Pokemon character) has been battling squamous cell carcinoma. Today, he went on to the everlasting life beyond this Earth. This post is dedicated to his memory. Here...
  • Jan 26

    Law Review Submission Season - Spring 2015

    Law Review Submission Season - Spring 2015
    PrawfsBlawg has posted its Submission Angsting thread, which prompted me to write this post to ask our readers (including my co-bloggers) two questions: In your opinion, what is the ideal date to submit a spring law review article? When…
Rank this Week: 189

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/
  • Jan 27

    PTAC Spotlight: Iowa PTAP Helps Contractors Prosper

    PTAC Spotlight: Iowa PTAP Helps Contractors Prosper
    The Iowa State University Procurement Technical Assistance Program provides its clients a wide range of resources thanks to its existence as a part of  ISU’s Center for Industrial Research and Service.  “We engage with…
  • Jan 23

    SBA “Adverse Impact” Analysis Not Required For Large Busine

    SBA “Adverse Impact” Analysis Not Required For Large Busine
    The SBA was not required to conduct an “adverse impact” analysis before placing a procurement under the 8(a) program because the company requesting the adverse impact analysis was not a small business under the incumbent contract.…
  • Jan 20

    Subcontracting Plans: SBA Proposes Stronger Enforcement

    Subcontracting Plans: SBA Proposes Stronger Enforcement
    Large businesses’ subcontracting plans would be subject to stricter compliance standards under a SBA proposed rule introduced December 29. The intent of the new regulations is to compel prime contractors to make good…
Rank this Week: 1593

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/
  • Jan 27

    JANUARY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    JANUARY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *  Erin Rhinehart has been elected to be a Partner at FI&C. *  Finance Monthly Magazine has notified FI&C that the firm has been short-listed for its 2015 Law Awards, in the category of Litigation – U.S.A. * …
  • Jan 22

    California S.B. 568: A License to Bully?

    California S.B. 568: A License to Bully?
    “We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.” – Winston Churchill On January 1, 2015, California Senate Bill 568, titled “Privacy Rights for California Minors in the Digital World,”…
  • Jan 16

    Ohio’s Twelfth District Court of Appeals Takes Another Bite Out of Ohio’s Public Records Act

    Ohio’s Twelfth District Court of Appeals Takes Another Bite Out of Ohio’s Public Records Act
    The walls seem to be closing in on Ohio’s Public Records Act in southwest Ohio. The Twelfth District Court of Appeals refused to order disclosure of hundreds of pages of documents regarding missing property from the Goshen Township…
Rank this Week: 3252

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
  • Jan 27

    JANUARY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    JANUARY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *  Erin Rhinehart has been elected to be a Partner at FI&C. *  Finance Monthly Magazine has notified FI&C that the firm has been short-listed for its 2015 Law Awards, in the category of Litigation – U.S.A. * …
  • Jan 22

    California S.B. 568: A License to Bully?

    California S.B. 568: A License to Bully?
    “We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.” – Winston Churchill On January 1, 2015, California Senate Bill 568, titled “Privacy Rights for California Minors in the Digital World,”…
  • Jan 16

    Ohio’s Twelfth District Court of Appeals Takes Another Bite Out of Ohio’s Public Records Act

    Ohio’s Twelfth District Court of Appeals Takes Another Bite Out of Ohio’s Public Records Act
    The walls seem to be closing in on Ohio’s Public Records Act in southwest Ohio. The Twelfth District Court of Appeals refused to order disclosure of hundreds of pages of documents regarding missing property from the Goshen Township…
Rank this Week: 2605

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Jan 27

    Cornerstone Research: Securities Suit Filings Holding Steady But Cases Are Smaller and Involve Smaller Companie

    Cornerstone Research: Securities Suit Filings Holding Steady But Cases Are Smaller and Involve Smaller Companie
    The number of securities class action lawsuit filings in 2014 was about the same as in 2013, but the cases that were filed were smaller than in the past, according to the annual securities litigation report from Cornerstone Research. However,…
  • Jan 27

    Germany in January

    Germany in January
    The D&O Diary was on assignment in Germany this past week, with stops for meetings in Cologne and for a conference in Frankfurt. January, it turns out, is a less than optimal month in which to visit Northern Europe. The conditions are…
  • Jan 22

    Executive Compensation: Do Clawbacks Lead to Certain Types of Earnings Manipulation?

    Executive Compensation: Do Clawbacks Lead to Certain Types of Earnings Manipulation?
    When Congress enacted stiff executive compensation clawbacks as part of the Dodd-Frank Act, the assumption was that the adoption of these kinds of measures would reduce the number of corporate restatements and increase investor confidence in…
Rank this Week: 367

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • Jan 27

    Correcting Your Credit Report May Be Harder Than You Think

    Correcting Your Credit Report May Be Harder Than You Think
    Many people assume it is relatively easy to correct an error in their credit report.  That is simply not the case.  In one of my recent blog posts I explain that debtors often face an uphill battle when they try to remedy a creditor…
  • Jan 26

    Nursing Homes Use Guardianship Law as a Collection Tool

    Nursing Homes Use Guardianship Law as a Collection Tool
    An amazing article on the front page of today’s New York Times reports that nursing homes in New York are increasingly seeking guardianship over certain residents simply to gain control of their finances.  The author, Nina…
  • Dec 22

    Insurance Should Be Part of Your Asset Protection Plan

    Insurance Should Be Part of Your Asset Protection Plan
    Articles that seemingly have nothing to do with asset protection might still provide valuable asset protection reminders.  A recent article by Teresa Dixon Murray in the Cleveland Plain Dealer is a good example.  The article…
Rank this Week: 3972

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

Covers boards of directors, corporate elections, executive compensation, practice insights, legal developments, securities regulation, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sponsored by the HLS Corporate Governance Program.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Jan 27

    Addressing the Lack of Transparency in the Security-Based Swap Market

    Addressing the Lack of Transparency in the Security-Based Swap Market
    Editor's Note: Luis A. Aguilar is a Commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This post is based on Commissioner Aguilar’s remarks at a recent open meeting of the SEC; the full text, including footnotes, is available…
  • Jan 27

    The Threat to the Economy and Society from Activism and Short-Termism Updated

    The Threat to the Economy and Society from Activism and Short-Termism Updated
    Editor's Note: Martin Lipton is a founding partner of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, specializing in mergers and acquisitions and matters affecting corporate policy and strategy. This post is based on a Wachtell Lipton memorandum by Mr.…
  • Jan 27

    Forum-Selection Bylaws Refracted Through an Agency Len

    Forum-Selection Bylaws Refracted Through an Agency Len
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Deborah A. DeMott, David F. Cavers Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law. This post is part of the Delaware law series, which is cosponsored by the Forum and Corporation Service…
Rank this Week: 258

Cal Biz Lit

Cal Biz Lit

Covers California litigation issues, including product liability, busines litigation, Proposition 65, Unfair Competition Law, and employment litigation. By Bruce Nye.

http://www.calbizlit.com/cal_biz_lit/
  • Jan 27

    OEHHA Proposes Proposition 65 Warning "Reforms." Really?

    OEHHA Proposes Proposition 65 Warning "Reforms." Really?
    Almost two years ago, California Governor Jerry Brown announced a series of proposals to reform Proposition 65. These were going to include • Capping or limiting private party enforcer attorney’s fees; • Requiring a stronger…
  • Aug 21

    Well, That Didn’t Take Long: Cal Supremes To Hear Asbestos Take-Home Case

    Well, That Didn’t Take Long: Cal Supremes To Hear Asbestos Take-Home Case
    Just a few days ago, CBL reviewed the state of the law in California on company liability for asbestos take-home exposure. We framed the question this way: When a worker has been exposed to asbestos fibers and brought those fibers...
  • Aug 5

    Asbestos Take-Home Exposure: Will the Cal Supremes Decide?

    Asbestos Take-Home Exposure: Will the Cal Supremes Decide?
    The last 90 days have seen two Court of Appeal decisions addressing this question: when a worker has been exposed to asbestos fibers and brought those fibers home on his or her clothing, can a relative who contracts mesothelioma sue...
Rank this Week: 576

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Jan 27

    Compliance Brought to You by Juno

    Compliance Brought to You by Juno
    The Massachusetts Governor declared a travel ban and public transportation has been stopped. That definitely makes it a stay-at-home day for me. I’ll be out shoveling instead of writing about compliance today.
  • Jan 26

    What’s in your Wallet? Insider Trading

    What’s in your Wallet? Insider Trading
    It’s clearly insider when a company’s high-level executive trades on pending earnings data not yet released to the public. It’s clearly not insider trading when you count cars in a retailer’s parking lot to get insight…
  • Jan 23

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for January 23

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for January 23
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. Equity Crowdfunding: A Market for Lemons? by Darian M. Ibrahim in the CLS Blue Sky Blog Before reaching the more difficult Title III, I reveal that the…
Rank this Week: 674

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Jan 27

    People to Avoid When Starting a New Busine

    People to Avoid When Starting a New Busine
    A new business, like a new baby, is constantly growing and needs proper care. One of the things you must think about when starting a business is the people you work with and surround yourself in to conduct that business. These people include…
  • Jan 22

    Terrorists and the U.S. Visa Waiver Program

    Terrorists and the U.S. Visa Waiver Program
    In January of 2015, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson acknowledged that terrorists, European citizens suspected of terrorism, and Europeans who may be linked to terrorism, may use the current visa waiver program, also known as…
  • Jan 20

    Alcohol licensing in Florida and the United State

    Alcohol licensing in Florida and the United State
    U.S. consumers bought over 768 million gallons of wine in 2013, beating out France for the world’s biggest wine market, according to Daily Mail. The United States is still, however, behind France in consumption per head. This trend…
Rank this Week: 1826

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

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

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

    Corp Fin: New CDI on Filing Non-Searchable Graphics & Image
    One of the goals of Corp Fin’s “Disclosure Effectiveness” project is to modernize its filing framework, EDGAR. Not an easy thing to do, but it definitely could use a look. For example, use of multimedia in SEC filings poses…
  • Jan 26

    Proxy Access Punt: Glass Lewis’ New Policy on Counterproposal

    Proxy Access Punt: Glass Lewis’ New Policy on Counterproposal
    On Friday, Glass Lewis issued a statement about how it will treat proxy access shareholder proposals through this WSJ article. The article opens with: Proxy advisory firm Glass, Lewis & Co. is considering recommending shareholders vote…
  • Jan 23

    Our New “Proxy Advisors Handbook”

    Our New “Proxy Advisors Handbook”
    Spanking brand new. By popular demand, this comprehensive “Proxy Advisors Handbook” covers all you need to know about dealing with ISS and Glass Lewis (it’s now posted on our “Proxy Advisors” Practice Area). This…
Rank this Week: 386

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Jan 27

    Victims Of Corporate Fraud Compensation Fund

    Victims Of Corporate Fraud Compensation Fund
    In the waning days of the 2001-2002 legislative session, then Assemblymember Kevin Shelley gutted and amended AB 55. As introduced, AB 55 would have amended the Elections Code. Instead, AB 55 became the vehicle for the enactment of the deeply…
  • Jan 26

    Commissioner Ponders Whether To Exempt Real Estate Brokers From Investment Adviser Registration

    Commissioner Ponders Whether To Exempt Real Estate Brokers From Investment Adviser Registration
    Last week, the Commissioner of Business Oversight issued an invitation for comment on whether to exempt real estate brokers from the investment adviser certification requirement under the Corporate Securities Law of 1968.  The exemption…
  • Jan 23

    Magna Carta Friday – King John Guarantees The Freedom Of The English Church

    Magna Carta Friday – King John Guarantees The Freedom Of The English Church
    As I’ve mentioned, this year marks the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta by King John at Runnymede.  I previously posted the introduction and my translation of the original Latin of the 1215 version.  Today,…
Rank this Week: 322

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 22

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: 144

The Business Technology Law Blog

The Business Technology Law Blog

Covers legal issues impacting the technologies that businesses use to make money and grow. By Bradley Gross.

http://www.bradleygross.com/
  • Jan 26

    The Heat Applies Heat to Waze

    The Heat Applies Heat to Waze
    Drivers love Waze, the Google application that provides real-time traffic conditions to drivers nationwide.  One of Waze's more notorious features is its ability to alert drivers to the location of police speed traps. But not all people…
  • Aug 24

    We All Own the Monkey's Selfie.

    We All Own the Monkey's Selfie.
    A macaque monkey in Indonesia steals a photographer’s camera and then snaps a few selfies.  Really, that happened. (See picture left). (Source: Wikimedia Commons)Sometime later, the photographer recovers his camera, publishes…
  • Jun 24

    Why The Washington Redskin's Trademark Was Cancelled: A Primer

    Why The Washington Redskin's Trademark Was Cancelled: A Primer
    Over the past few days I've received many emails and texts asking me whether I thought the USPTO's cancellation of the Washington Redskin's federal trademark was correct.  The answer is an easy, and obvious, yes--and it has nothing to do…
Rank this Week: 861

AG Deal Diary

AG Deal Diary

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

http://www.akingump.com/en/experience/practices/corporate/ag-deal-diary/index.html
Rank this Week: 2319

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Jan 26

    Non Compete Law in Texas: 2014 in Review

    Non Compete Law in Texas: 2014 in Review
    There is a lot of confusion out there about whether non compete agreements are enforceable in Texas. Some believe that they are never enforceable, others think that they always are.  The truth is, whether a non compete agreement in Texas…
  • Jan 18

    A Few Lessons From the Morgan Stanley Trade Secrets Debacle

    A Few Lessons From the Morgan Stanley Trade Secrets Debacle
    Earlier this month, a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley copied information of 350,000 of the company’s wealth management clients. A few days later, a sample data from 900 clients was posted on Pastebin, with the poster…
  • Jan 11

    Not Reading a Contract Costs a Party Half a Million Dollar

    Not Reading a Contract Costs a Party Half a Million Dollar
    The Texas Supreme Court just confirmed what most of us already know – that you should read your contracts before signing them. In National Property Holdings, L.P., et al. v. Westergren, Westergren sold a piece of real estate…
Rank this Week: 2847

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 26

    Clients Who Don’t Mediate Have Lawyers Who Are Fool

    Clients Who Don’t Mediate Have Lawyers Who Are Fool
    Recently, a litigant refused to mediate their dispute, ultimately losing in court and paying the attorney's fees of the prevailing party.
  • Jan 15

    Escrows Can Be Negligent, Even While Following Escrow Instruction

    Escrows Can Be Negligent, Even While Following Escrow Instruction
    California escrows perform an important role in modern real estate and business transactions. While escrow holders are not exempt from negligence, many escrows have made such an argument, contending that they cannot commit negligence so…
  • Nov 7

    How to Select an Attorney

    How to Select an Attorney
    Too often, potential clients lack have an inability to determine how they should select an attorney. Here are some guideposts to help clients select a California attorney. 1. Attorney Discipline The California State Bar has an easy to…
Rank this Week: 1924

Nashville Business Litigation…

Nashville Business Litigation Lawyers Blog

Covers business and insurance litigation. By Pepper & Brothers PLLC.

http://www.nashvillebusinesslitigationlawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    Summary Judgments in Tennessee: The Basics (Part One)

    Summary Judgments in Tennessee: The Basics (Part One)
    In many, if not most, of the cases in which I am involved, I end up explaining to clients what a summary judgment motion is and how a summary judgment might affect their case.  The concept of a summary judgment is a pretty simple…
  • Jan 19

    Recent Case Highlights a Way Around the Tennessee Statute of Fraud

    Recent Case Highlights a Way Around the Tennessee Statute of Fraud
    In Tennessee, certain kinds of contracts are not enforceable unless (1) they are in writing and (2) they are signed by the party against whom enforcement is sought (the defendant, typically).  Why? Because the Tennessee Statute of Frauds…
  • Jan 3

    Lessons From a Jury Trial in a Tennessee Will Contest Case

    Lessons From a Jury Trial in a Tennessee Will Contest Case
    Last month, I was in the hallway of the Wilson County Courthouse when I was told that the jury had reached a verdict in the will contest case which I had been trying for four days.  During the trial, the jury had heard from eighteen…
Rank this Week: 934

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers commercial litigation, directors and shareholders, and securities issues in Canada. Edited by Dan Parlow and Neil Kornfield.

http://www.businesslawblog.ca
  • Jan 26

    Arbitration Caution: Be Careful about How You Conduct Yourself

    Arbitration Caution: Be Careful about How You Conduct Yourself
    In my last Case Comment, I examined some of the elements of the recent watershed Supreme Court of Canada decision, Sattva Capital Corp v. Creston Moly Corp, which provides a complete compendium on the application of the principles that…
  • Oct 28

    Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: Creative Non-Competition Clause

    Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: Creative Non-Competition Clause
    By Alisha Parmar and Shafik Bhalloo Introduction Non-competition clauses are hardly a rarity in employment contracts. The classic non-competition clause seeks to protect the business of an employer by prohibiting a former employee from,…
  • Oct 8

    Arbitration Case Comment

    Arbitration Case Comment
    Sattva Capital Corp v. Creston Moly Corp, 2014 SCC 53 (Sattva) In the past I have posed the question as to whether Arbitration can be more cost effective and efficient than a court process. The recent Supreme Court of Canada decision, Sattva,…
Rank this Week: 4653

ACA Review

ACA Review

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

http://www.acareview.com/
  • Jan 26

    Full-Time Substitute Teachers?

    Full-Time Substitute Teachers?
    An enforcement agency writes a rule to solve a peculiar problem.  Applied as written to other situations, the rule makes less sense.  Will the agency restrict enforcement to those situations clearly referenced in the rule, or will…
  • Jan 20

    Negotiating Employee Leasing Agreement

    Negotiating Employee Leasing Agreement
    Our clients include employee leasing firms and their employer customers. Sometimes, both ask us to explain their ACA exposures related to proposed lease revisions, which we cannot do. Professional ethics rules generally forbid lawyers to work…
  • Dec 30

    SBC Updates for 2015

    SBC Updates for 2015
    In the December 30, 2015 Federal Register, DOL, HHS and IRS jointly proposed revised rules regarding Summary of Benefits and Coverage forms to be provided by insurers and group health plans beginning September 1,  2015. Concurrently, the…
Rank this Week: 3029

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/pct-law-group-legal-insights/
  • Jan 26

    $1.2M Settlement in Skechers Overtime and Missed Break Case

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

    Super Lawyers Recognizes PCT Partners, Steven Barentzen and Angela France

    Super Lawyers Recognizes PCT Partners, Steven Barentzen and Angela France
    PCT is pleased to announce that Steven Barenzten has been selected as “2015 Washington DC Super Lawyers”. Only five percent of attorneys receive this honor each year. Steven was recognized by the region’s most respected…
  • Nov 14

    Retaliation Claim Not Related to Reverse Discrimination Allegation

    Retaliation Claim Not Related to Reverse Discrimination Allegation
                Apparently distracted or otherwise annoyed by his Nigerian co-workers’ tendency to converse with each other in their native language, a mortgage consultant asked his co-workers to speak in…
Rank this Week: 2038

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/
  • Jan 26

    Basics of Investment Adviser Regulation

    Basics of Investment Adviser Regulation
    Generally speaking, investment advisers are people that are in the business of advising others on the value of, and investment in, securities. Investment advisers are subject to extensive regulation by the Securities Exchange…
  • Jan 23

    News Roundup: Ride Sharing, Startups Cash In, Google Invests in SpaceX, etc.

    News Roundup: Ride Sharing, Startups Cash In, Google Invests in SpaceX, etc.
    Here’s a collection of the most interesting legal and business news we found this week: Ride Sharing One of the big issues facing Uber has to do with the fact that auto insurance policies for individual drivers generally don’t…
  • Jan 20

    Brewery Law 101: When It’s OK to Give Beer Away for Free

    Brewery Law 101: When It’s OK to Give Beer Away for Free
    Unfortunately for Washington breweries, the regulations governing when you can give beer away for free are far from clear. We’re continuing our Brewery Law 101 series by highlighting the Washington Liquor Control Board’s…
Rank this Week: 3291

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: 175

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Jan 26

    Tentative Rulings: Contest or Concede?

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

    New 529A Accounts for Severely Disabled Individual

    New 529A Accounts for Severely Disabled Individual
    Many are familiar with section 529 college savings accounts, from which tax-free distributions must be used for qualified higher education expenses. The “Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014” or the “ABLE Act of…
  • Jan 21

    Time Records Are Not Just for Hourly Billing

    Time Records Are Not Just for Hourly Billing
    Many attorneys, especially those in small offices, limit their timekeeping efforts to cases billed on an hourly basis. This can be a big mistake! Here’s why. Keeping time records for most cases is useful because You can justify attorney…
Rank this Week: 2966

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 26

    Distributor's TM registration blocks manufacturer's claim

    Distributor's TM registration blocks manufacturer's claim
    Mighty Enterprises, Inc. v. She Hong Indus. Co. Ltd., 2015 WL 276771, No. 2:14–cv–06516 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 22, 2015) Mighty distributes and services heavy machinery. She Hong makes heavy machinery under the name…
  • Jan 26

    No standing for injunction-only cla

    No standing for injunction-only cla
    Graiser v. Visionworks of America, 2015 WL 248003, No. 1:14–CV–01641 (N.D. Ohio Jan. 20, 2015) Graiser sought an injunction on behalf of a putative class based on his false advertising claims, which alleged that…
  • Jan 26

    Mapping the law prof twitterverse

    Mapping the law prof twitterverse
    Ryan Whalen maps the law prof Twitterverse.  My eccentricity turns out to be 4.0.  I’m not sure what that means, but based on the name, I probably would have guessed higher.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 93