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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: 5

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

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

    Wha's the point of the implied covenant of good faith? Other than generating fees for lawyers?

    Wha's the point of the implied covenant of good faith? Other than generating fees for lawyers?
    “Modern contract law has generally recognized an implied covenant to the effect that each party to a contract will act with good faith towards the other with respect to the subject matter of the... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Mar 30

    What Josh Fershee Believes About Corporate Governance: Annotated

    What Josh Fershee Believes About Corporate Governance: Annotated
    I'm Catholic. I take creeds seriously. So I was amused and interested by Josh Fershee's statement of belief, which I offer with my annotations: I believe in the theory of Director Primacy.[1] I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Mar 30

    Omnicare through a civil procedure len

    Omnicare through a civil procedure len
    Ann Lipton offers an interesting analysis of the pleading implications of the Supreme Court's recent Omnicare decision, which dealt with whether and when opinions can give rise to 1933 Act Section 11... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 95

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

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

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

    Morris James Launches Data Privacy and Information Governance Group

    Morris James Launches Data Privacy and Information Governance Group
    Morris James LLP has formed a Data Privacy and Information Governance Group. The Data Privacy and Information Governance Group is an interdisciplinary team of corporate and fiduciary duty attorneys, attorneys well-versed in electronic data…
  • Mar 30

    Court Of Chancery Explains How Hard It Is To Appeal Arbitration Order

    Court Of Chancery Explains How Hard It Is To Appeal Arbitration Order
    3850 & 3860 Colonial Blvd. LLC v. Griffin, C.A. 9575-VCN (March 30, 2015) This decision explains how hard it is to appeal an order staying litigation in favor of arbitration.  Even when there are some good arguments over whether the…
  • Mar 30

    Superior Court Upholds Multimillion Dollar Verdict

    Superior Court Upholds Multimillion Dollar Verdict
    Professional Investigating & Consulting Agency, Inc. v. Hewlett-Packard Company Del Super. No. 12C-06-196 MMJ CCLD (March 23, 2015) This decision upholds a rare multimillion dollar jury verdict for interference with the plaintiff’s…
Rank this Week: 946

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Mar 31

    Competitors in Merger Control: Shall They Be Merely Heard or Also Listened to?

    Competitors in Merger Control: Shall They Be Merely Heard or Also Listened to?
    Thomas Giebe, TU Berlin and Miyu Lee, Humboldt University of Berlin - School of Business and Economics ask Competitors in Merger Control: Shall They Be Merely Heard or Also Listened to? ABSTRACT: There are legal grounds to hear competitors…
  • Mar 31

    Entertainment Made in Spain: Competition in the Bullfighting Industry

    Entertainment Made in Spain: Competition in the Bullfighting Industry
    Francisco Marcos, IE Law School has a very Spanish paper - Entertainment Made in Spain: Competition in the Bullfighting Industry. ABSTRACT: Controversial for many reasons, bullfighting is probably one of the most typical entertainment…
  • Mar 31

    The Application of EU Competition Rules in the Transport Sector

    The Application of EU Competition Rules in the Transport Sector
    Filomena Chirico and Itai Rabinovici (DG Competition) explore The Application of EU Competition Rules in the Transport Sector. ABSTRACT: Aviation continued in 2014 to be in the centre of the Commission work with a new market test before a…
Rank this Week: 32

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: 716

Pleasanton Business & Commercial…

Pleasanton Business & Commercial Law Blog

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

http://www.jgschwartzlawblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    California Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Alleging Fraud Against Multi-Level Marketing Company

    California Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Alleging Fraud Against Multi-Level Marketing Company
    A federal judge recently dismissed a putative class action lawsuit claiming that a multi-level marketing (MLM) company was, in reality, operating an illegal pyramid scheme. Awad, et al v. Herbalife Ltd., et al, No. 2:14-cv-02850, memorandum…
  • Mar 16

    Class Action Lawsuit Against California Company Uber Alleges Fraudulent Fee

    Class Action Lawsuit Against California Company Uber Alleges Fraudulent Fee
    Uber, the San Francisco-based company that matches users of its mobile application with a network of drivers, is no stranger to controversy and legal troubles. In California, it is currently facing a lawsuit from taxi companies alleging…
  • Feb 27

    IRS Counsel's Memorandum Could Have Important Implications for S Corporation Shareholder

    IRS Counsel's Memorandum Could Have Important Implications for S Corporation Shareholder
    The Office of the Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a memorandum late last year addressing a question about the rights of shareholders in a corporation that switched from subchapter S to subchapter C and then switched…
Rank this Week: 3263

Vann & Sheridan Blog

Vann & Sheridan Blog

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

http://vannattorneys.com/category/blog/
  • Mar 31

    Robert C. Armstrong Joins Vann Attorneys, PLLC

    Robert C. Armstrong Joins Vann Attorneys, PLLC
    PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RALEIGH, N.C. – Vann Attorneys, PLLC is proud to announce the addition of Mr. Robert C. “Rob” Armstrong to its North Carolina law practice. Mr. Armstrong is a graduate of the University of…
  • Mar 30

    The Benefits of Forming as an LLC

    The Benefits of Forming as an LLC
    Deciding which business entity your new company should be is a daunting task.  You will need to consider the tax implications, the state liability issues, and what ongoing responsibilities will have to be performed in order to keep the…
  • Mar 19

    Webinar: Resolving Delinquent Account

    Webinar: Resolving Delinquent Account
    Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m.Vann Attorneys Webinar: Resolving Delinquent Accounts Submit your questions in advance by email and social…
Rank this Week: 3730

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/
  • Mar 31

    SBC FAQ

    SBC FAQ
    Yesterday, the Departments of Labor, Health & Human Services, and the Treasury (collectively, the “Departments”) issued a new FAQ. As with prior FAQ’s, this FAQ is intended to answer a question in order to help people…
  • Mar 19

    “CBO Says . . .”

    “CBO Says . . .”
    It’s a Capitol Hill game. Anything that has any significant budgetary consequence may be lauded or condemned based on the Congressional Budget Office forecast of that consequence. So what has the CBO said about ACA subsidy payments,…
  • Mar 13

    HDHP Family Coverage Cost Sharing Limit Put Simply

    HDHP Family Coverage Cost Sharing Limit Put Simply
    The HHS 2016 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters was the usual grab bag of regulatory minutiae, but some things were more easily grabbed than others. So, HHS has published a good, simple explanation of how the annual cost sharing limit…
Rank this Week: 1647

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Mar 31

    On Shareholder Activism and the Great Takeover Debate

    On Shareholder Activism and the Great Takeover Debate
    At a seminar the other night on shareholder activism, I noted that battle over shareholder activism is really nothing more than a continuation of the takeover battles of the 1980s. Both sides are the same, the arguments reasonably familiar.…
  • Mar 25

    Exclusive forum ... I sense a trend

    Exclusive forum ... I sense a trend
    Kraft announced its acquisition by Heinz this morning. And, I sense a trend. Although Kraft hasn't filed a copy of the merger agreement, yet, it has filed an 8-K with amendments to its bylaws. In what I sense is becoming...
  • Mar 21

    Fee shifting trenche

    Fee shifting trenche
    Ted Mirvis and Bill Savitt of Wachtell Lipton have weighed in on Delaware's anti-fee shifting legislation. Basically, they argue that this is the kind of thing that doesn't require legislation - that we should all defer to the wisdom of...
Rank this Week: 191

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/
  • Mar 31

    Physicist Publishes Autobiography, Defying the Department of Energy: A Contracts Take

    Physicist Publishes Autobiography, Defying the Department of Energy: A Contracts Take
    My friend Ken Ford is enjoying his fifteen minutes of fame, courtesy of the Department of Energy (D0E), which is displeased with his memoir, Building the H-Bomb: A Personal History. According to this report in the New York Times, DoE...
  • Mar 31

    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 1 371 Contrived Threats v. Uncontrived Warnings: A General Solution to the Puzzles of Contractual Duress, Unconstitutional Conditions,…
  • Mar 30

    On a Lighter Note: Valet Service Companies Needing to Take Crash Course on Contract

    On a Lighter Note: Valet Service Companies Needing to Take Crash Course on Contract
    Earlier this month, Los Angeles-area media reported a somewhat humorous of a valet service that gave away a relatively expensive new car to a random guy claiming that he had "lost the [valet] ticket." Yup, the valet service actually…
Rank this Week: 433

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 3907

Autolaw

Autolaw

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

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

    Hit the Brake

    Hit the Brake
    I recently came across an interesting case filed in New York. An auto mechanic brought suit against Ford USA for exposure to asbestos containing brake parts stemming from his work as a mechanic in Ireland. Ford filed a motion for...
  • Feb 28

    Arrival!

    Arrival!
    The future has arrived! In my last post I wrote about AutoNation's plans to develop a digital storefront. Well, in case you hadn't noticed, it's not just AutoNation, but virtually every dealership is developing a similar platform. It may…
  • Dec 31

    Is This the Future?

    Is This the Future?
    Is the computer really replacing the dealership's "Sales Lot"? Well, maybe not completely, but at least one national dealer is ramping up its online presence. AutoNation is pumping up to $100 million into a "digital storefront" program led by…
Rank this Week: 4682

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

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

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
  • Mar 31

    Saks Wants Proposed Class Action over Return Policy Dismissed

    Saks Wants Proposed Class Action over Return Policy Dismissed
    Consumer class actions against fashion retailers are on the rise, and the most recent target is Saks Fifth Avenue. Currently pending in the Central District of California is a putative class action case brought by named plaintiff Jennifer…
  • Mar 25

    Mary Kay Takes Aim at ‘Fraudulent Couponing Scheme’

    Mary Kay Takes Aim at ‘Fraudulent Couponing Scheme’
    The international skin care and cosmetics company Mary Kay is hitting back against what it is calling a “fraudulent couponing scheme” operated by the online digital coupon marketplace, RetailMeNot. Earlier this month, Mary Kay…
  • Mar 25

    Mary Kay Takes Aim at ‘Fraudulent Couponing Scheme’

    Mary Kay Takes Aim at ‘Fraudulent Couponing Scheme’
    The international skin care and cosmetics company Mary Kay is hitting back against what it is calling a “fraudulent couponing scheme” operated by the online digital coupon marketplace, RetailMeNot. Earlier this month, Mary Kay…
Rank this Week: 2427

North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

Reports on judicial decisions of significance to business and shareholders. By Mack Sperling of Brooks Pierce LLP.

http://www.ncbusinesslitigationreport.com/
  • Mar 31

    NC Business Court On A Barely Ever Referenced Rule Of Civil Procedure And A Host Of Employment-Related Claim

    NC Business Court On A Barely Ever Referenced Rule Of Civil Procedure And A Host Of Employment-Related Claim
    There are undoubtedly many of the Rules of Civil Procedure that you remember by number.  Certainly Rules 12, 56, and 65.  But Rule 10(b)?  What does that even say? If you are reaching for your Rulebook, put it away.  Rule…
  • Mar 27

    Dead Partner And Disqualification

    Dead Partner And Disqualification
    The Business Court on Wednesday disqualified  a law firm from representing its longtime corporate client in a lawsuit against the corporation's former CEO and Chairman of its Board of Directors. The basis for the ruling in Kingsdown Inc.…
  • Mar 23

    If You Are Proceeding Pro Se In The Business Court It Is Best Not To Be Defiant

    If You Are Proceeding Pro Se In The Business Court It Is Best Not To Be Defiant
    It's probably never a good idea to proceed without a lawyer in any Court, but if you are a non-lawyer and insist on proceeding pro se in the Business Court, don't be defiant and obnoxious.  You will not like the result. Two of the…
Rank this Week: 893

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

Covers North Carolina contract and tort law. By Maginnis Law.

http://www.maginnislaw.com
Rank this Week: 1387

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 31

    Reading list: descriptive and suggestive TM

    Reading list: descriptive and suggestive TM
    Jake Linford, The False Dichotomy Between Suggestive and Descriptive Trademarks. Abstract: Classifying a trademark as descriptive rather than suggestive fundamentally alters the scope of trademark protection. A descriptive mark, derived…
  • Mar 27

    A legitimate affiliation confusion claim?

    A legitimate affiliation confusion claim?
    Grubbs v. Sheakley Group, Inc., 2015 WL 1321126, No. 1:13cv246 (S.D. Ohio Mar. 18, 2015)  The court adopted the magistrate judge’s recommendations in this case, dismissing Lanham Act claims (and RICO claims) and declining to retain…
  • Mar 26

    Fair use quote of the day

    Fair use quote of the day
    Rigsby v. Erie Ins. Co., No. 14-cv-905 (W.D. Wis. Mar. 16, 2015): “It is difficult to imagine how it could not be fair use for an insurer to copy or distribute a photograph for the purpose of evaluating an insured’s…
Rank this Week: 56

In-house Access

In-house Access

Covers corporate counsel best practices. By the Association of Corporate Counsel.

http://www.inhouseaccess.com/
  • Mar 31

    Five Years? Seems Like Just Yesterday…

    Five Years? Seems Like Just Yesterday…
    Guest blogger: Laura Woods is vice president of legal affairs at Care Centers Management Consulting, Inc. She is also co-vice chair of the ACC Health Law Committee. She can be reached at lwoods@carecenters.net. Did you celebrate a birthday on…
  • Mar 24

    Using Non-compete Provisions to Avoid Employee Flight Risk

    Using Non-compete Provisions to Avoid Employee Flight Risk
    Guest blogger: Anthony Palazzo is general counsel for a private holding in Durham, N.C. Palazzo is also a member of ACC Research Triangle Area. Few situations are more disturbing to a general counsel (GC) than when a senior executive resigns…
  • Mar 19

    New to Health Law In-house? Some Tips from the Trenche

    New to Health Law In-house? Some Tips from the Trenche
    Guest blogger: Jane A. Orenstein is Director of Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Services at Delta Dental of Washington. She is also co-secretary of the ACC Health Law Committee. She can be reached at jorenstein@DeltaDentalWA.com. In April…
Rank this Week: 509

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/
  • Mar 31

    More Beliefs: Director Primacy and Public and Private Companie

    More Beliefs: Director Primacy and Public and Private Companie
    Yesterday, Prof. Bainbridge annotated my "creed" on corporate governance, and I appreciated his take. In fact, many of his chosen sources would have been mine. In a later footnote, he noted that he was not sure what I meant by...
  • Mar 30

    The "Daily Fantasy Sports" Marketplace Is Booming, But Is It Legal?

    The "Daily Fantasy Sports" Marketplace Is Booming, But Is It Legal?
    Over the past few weeks I have posted extensively on how gambling laws treat commercial NCAA Tournament pools. However, March Madness pools are not the only form of online sports gaming proliferating on the Internet. Indeed, play-for-cash…
  • Mar 30

    Thanks to My Research Assistant

    Thanks to My Research Assistant
    When I write a law review article, I usually include in the author’s footnote a brief note of thanks to the student research assistants who helped me on that article. When I write a book, I thank my research assistants...
Rank this Week: 241

Federal Securities Law Blog

Federal Securities Law Blog

FedSecLaw.com is devoted to highlighting current issues in securities laws, discussing the ramifications of those issues for today’s businesses, and providing bottom-line takeaways for busy owners, managers, and executives. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.fedseclaw.com/
Rank this Week: 604

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/
Rank this Week: 374

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
  • Mar 31

    Supreme Court’s Omnicare Decision Muddies Section 11 Opinion Liability Standard

    Supreme Court’s Omnicare Decision Muddies Section 11 Opinion Liability Standard
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Jon N. Eisenberg, partner in the Government Enforcement practice at K&L Gates LLP, and is based on a K&L Gates publication by Mr. Eisenberg. The complete publication, including…
  • Mar 31

    Comparative Study on Economics, Law and Regulation of Corporate Group

    Comparative Study on Economics, Law and Regulation of Corporate Group
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Klaus J. Hopt, a professor and director (emeritus) at the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, in Hamburg and was advisor inter alia for the European…
  • Mar 30

    Preparing for the Regulatory Challenges of the 21st Century

    Preparing for the Regulatory Challenges of the 21st Century
    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 recent remarks at the Georgia Law Review’s Annual Symposium, Financial Regulation:…
Rank this Week: 115

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Mar 31

    Sui Park – 3D Sculpture

    Sui Park – 3D Sculpture
    Our society today is scolded for being too out of touch with our surroundings.  We love our iPads, our laptops, and our connection to the digital space.  But just because we love our new technologies and live in a society…
  • Mar 26

    Cynthia Trinh – Photo Journalism

    Cynthia Trinh – Photo Journalism
    Most of us find it hard to merge two of our passions and have it result in something not only interesting to ourselves, but also important for the world at large.  Some of us struggle with turning something many unfairly judge as being…
  • Mar 24

    Jonathan Brand – 3D Printed Object

    Jonathan Brand – 3D Printed Object
    Connecticut artist, Jonathan Brand, is fascinated with taking things apart and putting them back together in a form previously unimagined.  Focusing his work on the transportation, migration, and adaptation themes, he uses paper and…
Rank this Week: 3265

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Mar 31

    SEC Brings a Valuation Case Against an Investment Adviser

    SEC Brings a Valuation Case Against an Investment Adviser
    Lynn Tilton and her firm, Patriarch Partners, are known for their high-risk, high-return investments in distressed companies. The Securities and Exchange Commission brought a case against her and the firm claiming that they were using…
  • Mar 30

    A New Exception to the Custody Rule

    A New Exception to the Custody Rule
    The Custody Rule can be difficult for private equity and real estate fund managers to navigate. When I see some regulatory relief or clarification I hope for the best. 16th Amendment Advisors received relief for one of its funds based its…
  • Mar 28

    Weekend Reading: Argo

    Weekend Reading: Argo
    In 1979, Iranian militants stormed the American embassy in Tehran and captured dozens of American, holding them hostage for 444 days. Six Americans escaped and hid in the home of the Canadian ambassador. A top-level CIA officer named Antonio…
Rank this Week: 305

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

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

    Hotline Benchmarking: Leap in Retaliation Report Substantiation Rate

    Hotline Benchmarking: Leap in Retaliation Report Substantiation Rate
    NAVEX Global’s just-published annual hotline benchmark report reveals some noteworthy findings, including: - Substantiation rates for retaliation reports spiked from a consistently historical 10-12% to 27%…
  • Mar 30

    Board Composition: Insights From Investor

    Board Composition: Insights From Investor
    With board composition and renewal under increasing scrutiny, this recent EY report summarizing views of institutional investors, investor associations and advisors about board composition and board composition disclosure is instructive.…
  • Mar 27

    Proxy Statements: Pru Includes Lead Director Video

    Proxy Statements: Pru Includes Lead Director Video
    Last year, I blogged about how to file video on EDGAR – and predicted that the use of video in SEC filings would explode over the next decade as a disclosure tool. More recently, I blogged that I thought we would see more video during…
Rank this Week: 335

Indiana Business Law Blog

Indiana Business Law Blog

Covers small business law. By Smith Rayl Law Office, LLC.

http://www.indianabusinesslawblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    Our Policy

    Our Policy
    We at Smith Rayl Law Office, LLC serve clients regardless of their race, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry, immigration status, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, age, socioeconomic status, or political views or…
  • Mar 30

    Nonprofit Corporations: Tips for Taking Minutes of Board Meeting

    Nonprofit Corporations: Tips for Taking Minutes of Board Meeting
    Some practical suggestions for secretaries of nonprofit corporations. The post Nonprofit Corporations: Tips for Taking Minutes of Board Meetings appeared first on Indiana Business Law Blog.
  • Mar 16

    LLCs taxed as Subchapter S Corporation

    LLCs taxed as Subchapter S Corporation
    I sometimes run across small business owners who have set up their business as a corporation, and I often ask why they chose a corporation rather than a limited liability company (or LLC).  Sometimes the answer is that the business was…
Rank this Week: 3975

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Mar 31

    Cornerstone Research: Accounting-Related Securities Suits Jump in 2014

    Cornerstone Research: Accounting-Related Securities Suits Jump in 2014
    The number of securities class action lawsuit filings raising accounting allegations rose by 47 percent in 2014 compared to the prior year, according to a new report from Cornerstone Research. The March 31, 2015 report, entitled…
  • Mar 30

    Paris Arts Review

    Paris Arts Review
    The D&O Diary rounded out its European visit last week with a quick weekend visit to Paris. In addition to rendezvous with friends and family, the stopover included several long walks, two encounters with the Parisian contemporary art…
  • Mar 27

    Notes from the London Underground

    Notes from the London Underground
    The D&O Diary was in London this week for meetings and a couple of industry events. Though my schedule on this visit was full, I did have a little time between meetings for a bit of touristing. I have been to London many times…
Rank this Week: 390

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

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

    U.S. Supreme Court Asked to Review a Controversial New Jersey Arbitration Decision

    U.S. Supreme Court Asked to Review a Controversial New Jersey Arbitration Decision
    A California debt collector is challenging the Supreme Court of New Jersey Arbitration Decision regarding the enforceability of arbitration clauses in consumer contracts. U.S. Legal Services Group has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to…
  • Mar 30

    Could Your Online Job Application Lead to an FCRA Violation?

    Could Your Online Job Application Lead to an FCRA Violation?
    In the digital age, it makes sense to post job openings and allow prospective employees to complete a online job application. After all, most job searches are conducted on the Internet. However, many companies are learning that online job…
  • Mar 27

    Acquisition Frenzy Continue in Pharmaceutical Industry

    Acquisition Frenzy Continue in Pharmaceutical Industry
    Earlier this month, AbbVie, Inc. paid $21 billion to acquire Pharmacyclics, Inc., a cancer drug company with only one medication on the market. The deal highlights the acquisition frenzy that continues to dominate the pharmaceutical industry.…
Rank this Week: 2296

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Mar 31

    What is litigation finance?

    What is litigation finance?
    In recent years, litigation finance has seen something of a meteoric rise among lawyers and CFOs alike. And yet, the practice still remains something of a mystery. The post What is litigation finance? appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
  • Mar 30

    AG: Former bar president charged with UPL – lacked license and never attended law school

    AG: Former bar president charged with UPL – lacked license and never attended law school
    A former partner at a Pennsylvania law firm who served at one point as president of her county bar association not only lacked a law… The post AG: Former bar president charged with UPL – lacked license and never attended law…
  • Mar 27

    Is the Legal Market for Talent Brightening?

    Is the Legal Market for Talent Brightening?
    “The job market for newly minted associates is showing signs of improvement,” according to a telephone survey of 350 attorneys which was recently published by Robert Half Legal. Thirty-two percent of attorneys interviewed said…
Rank this Week: 162

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    Florida One of Top States for Low Tax Burden

    Florida One of Top States for Low Tax Burden
    According to a recent study by WalletHub, Florida is in the top 10 states for the lowest tax burden on “High Income” and “Middle Income” taxpayers. It is also the only southeastern state in the top 10 states with…
  • Mar 24

    Confidentiality in Buying and Selling a Florida Busine

    Confidentiality in Buying and Selling a Florida Busine
    The process of buying and selling a Florida business is usually done through confidential deals. The most common reason for this is because the seller of the business does not want to scare their customers or employees. The confidential…
  • Mar 19

    Not Disclosing Your Past Could Be Immigration Fraud

    Not Disclosing Your Past Could Be Immigration Fraud
    A 67-year-old Chicago woman was convicted of immigration fraud last year for lying on her Citizenship application.  Rasemieh Odeh was convicted for bombings in Israel, including one that killed two college students, over 20 years ago.…
Rank this Week: 1219

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/
  • Mar 31

    Substantial, Systematic, And Continuous Contacts Do Not Establish General Jurisdiction

    Substantial, Systematic, And Continuous Contacts Do Not Establish General Jurisdiction
    California courts may exercise personal jurisdiction over nonresidents “on any basis not inconsistent with the Constitution of this state or of the United States”.  Code Civ. Proc. § 410.10.  Seventy years ago,…
  • Mar 30

    District Court Refuses To Halt SEC Administrative Proceeding

    District Court Refuses To Halt SEC Administrative Proceeding
    While serving as General Counsel to California’s Business, Transportation & Housing Agency, I was from time to time asked to respond to ersatz summons and other documents issued by “Our One Supreme Court”. …
  • Mar 27

    Covenants Not To Compete – By The Number

    Covenants Not To Compete – By The Number
    In a recently published article, three professors undertook an empirical analysis of noncompetition and other restrictive postemployment covenants in public company Chief Executive Officer contracts.  Norman D. Bishara, Kenneth J.…
Rank this Week: 761

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 58

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: 133

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
  • Mar 30

    Best Practices in Social Media for Employers Part 3 – Disciplining Employees for Conduct on Social Media

    Best Practices in Social Media for Employers Part 3 – Disciplining Employees for Conduct on Social Media
    As discussed previously (see Best Practices in Social Media for Employers Part 2), adopting a National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)-compliant social media policy is the first step in ensuring that the policy can be enforced.  However,…
  • Mar 26

    High Court Announces New Standard for Opinion Statement

    High Court Announces New Standard for Opinion Statement
    The U.S. Supreme Court found middle ground in Omnicare this week, holding that issuers’ statements of opinion issued in registration statements can be the basis for liability under Section 11 if either the speaker does not…
  • Mar 26

    Recommended Reading: First 2015 edition of ProxyPulse

    Recommended Reading: First 2015 edition of ProxyPulse
    This week, we highlight Broadridge’s first 2015 edition of ProxyPulse. This report takes a retrospective look at the 2014 mini-season, analyzing beneficial shareholder data from over 1,000 U.S. public company shareholder meetings held…
Rank this Week: 2128

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/
  • Mar 30

    Should Nonprofits Stay Closer to the Red with Reserves?: A Blue Shield Inquiry

    Should Nonprofits Stay Closer to the Red with Reserves?: A Blue Shield Inquiry
    As seen in a recent post here, the California Franchise Tax Board did not cite a reason for revoking Blue Shield’s state tax exemption. Many have speculated that its unusually large reserves and attendant issues were the main causes.…
  • Mar 29

    The Public Policy Doctrine Is An Unlikely Solution To Addressing Racism In Greek Organization

    The Public Policy Doctrine Is An Unlikely Solution To Addressing Racism In Greek Organization
    Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s problems seem to be getting bigger by the second. Most recently, an investigation into the events has discovered that the racist chant the chapter at the University of Oklahoma was caught singing was allegedly taught…
  • Mar 29

    Questions On The Blue Shield Of California Decision

    Questions On The Blue Shield Of California Decision
    According to an article in The LA Times, Blue Shield of California, the state’s third-largest health insurer, lost its state tax-exempt status—a benefit it has enjoyed since 1939. According to the article, Blue Shield California has…
Rank this Week: 381

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Mar 30

    - Operation

    - Operation
    LinkedIn is often seen as the place to go if you're recruiting new employees or searching for a new job -- not necessarily as a place to grow franchise sales. However, when you think about it, a franchise sale...
  • Mar 30

    How Simple Technology is Helping Restaurant Managers - Operation

    How Simple Technology is Helping Restaurant Managers - Operation
    Ever wish there were a "Moneyball approach " to managing multi-location restaurants? It would be a business model where we would field dozens of "scouts " who could fan out across multiple locations, logging in data,…
  • Mar 29

    What You Need From Your Mapping Software - Operation

    What You Need From Your Mapping Software - Operation
    Microsoft has discontinued MapPoint starting this year, which was used as a territory mapping software. This left many users with an option to replace it. However, the big question here is, what exactly does a business, like a franchise,...
Rank this Week: 781

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/
  • Mar 30

    Chancery Decides Adverse Possession Claim

    Chancery Decides Adverse Possession Claim
    In an example of the range of cases handled by the Court of Chancery beyond corporate and commercial litigation, the opinion in Tumulty v. Schreppler, C.A. No. 5948-VCP (Del. Ch. Mar. 30, 2015), addresses a claim for adverse possession of…
  • Mar 29

    Claims By Receiver for Corporation Proceed Against Director

    Claims By Receiver for Corporation Proceed Against Director
    Stewart v. Wilmington Trust SP Services, Inc., et al., C.A. No. 9306-VCP (Del. Ch. Mar. 26, 2015). This opinion from the Delaware Court of Chancery should be required reading for anyone who wants to know the latest iteration of Delaware…
  • Mar 28

    Large Defamation Damage Award Upheld Against Hewlett-Packard

    Large Defamation Damage Award Upheld Against Hewlett-Packard
    The opinion in Professional Investigating & Consulting Agency, Inc. v. Hewlett-Packard Co., C.A. No. N12C-06-196 MMJ CCLD (Del. Super. Mar. 23, 2015), applies the Delaware law of defamation in the context of a claim by one business vendor…
Rank this Week: 295

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

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

    Financial Sector Legislation, Anti-terror Laws, Human Rights and the Indian Constitution

    Financial Sector Legislation, Anti-terror Laws, Human Rights and the Indian Constitution
    We all now know that the Supreme Court outlawed Section 66-A of the Information Technology Act in a recent order.  I wrote about the court's core findings in a column in the Mirror publications last Friday.I would have been remiss…
  • Mar 30

    Corporate Benevolence: Companies May Accept Gifts, and Tax Free

    Corporate Benevolence: Companies May Accept Gifts, and Tax Free
    [The following post is contributed by Vinod Kothari of Vinod Kothari & Co. The author can be contacted at vinod@vinodkothari.com.]When it comes the law imposing a requirement of spending on corporate social responsibility (CSR), which is…
  • Mar 29

    SEBI Guidelines for International Finance Centre

    SEBI Guidelines for International Finance Centre
    [The following post is contributed by Yogesh Chande, who is an Associate Partner with Economic Laws Practice, Advocates & Solicitors. Views of the author are personal.]The report (2007) of the High Powered Expert Committee (HPEC) on…
Rank this Week: 387

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Mar 30

    Schweiz und EU paraphieren Abkommen für den AIA in Steuersachen

    Schweiz und EU paraphieren Abkommen für den AIA in Steuersachen
    Die Schweiz und die EU haben am 19. März 2015 in Brüssel ein Abkommen zur Einführung des globalen Standards für den AIA in Steuersachen paraphiert. In einer gemeinsamen Erklärung haben die Vertragsparteien…
  • Mar 27

    Corporate Governance aus Sicht der FINMA

    Corporate Governance aus Sicht der FINMA
    Mark Branson, Direktor der Eidgenössischen Finanzmarktaufsicht FINMA, hat an der 12. Zürcher Aktienrechtstagung ein Referat über die Aufsichtspraxis und die Erwartungen der FINMA im Bereich der Corporate Governance gehalten.…
  • Mar 25

    Neue Public Private Partnership: Bund und Swiss Cyber Experts gehen gemeinsam gegen künftige Cyber-Bedrohungen vor

    Neue Public Private Partnership: Bund und Swiss Cyber Experts gehen gemeinsam gegen künftige Cyber-Bedrohungen vor
    Gemäss Medienmitteilung vom 24. März 2015 sind der Bund und der Verein "Swiss Cyber Experts" eine Public Private Partnership eingegangen. Mit der 2013 verabschiedeten "Nationalen Strategie zum Schutz der Schweiz vor Cyber-Risiken…
Rank this Week: 3481

Maryland Business Law Developments

Maryland Business Law Developments

Tracks judicial developments in Maryland business law. By the Business Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association.

http://marylandbusinesslawdevelopments.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 30

    Walton v. Network Solutions (Ct. of Special Appeals)

    Walton v. Network Solutions (Ct. of Special Appeals)
    Filed: February 26, 2015Opinion By: Michael W. ReedHolding: Appellant, Jeffrey Walton, failed to allege facts sufficiently specific to substantiate his claims against Appellee, Network Solutions, for violating either the Maryland Commercial…
  • Mar 26

    Bank of Commerce v. Maryland Financial Bank (Maryland U.S.D.C.)

    Bank of Commerce v. Maryland Financial Bank (Maryland U.S.D.C.)
    Filed: March 2, 2015Opinion by: Ellen Lipton HollanderHoldings:  The meaning of a contractual provision is not discerned by reading it in isolation, but by recognizing its relation to the other terms of the complete contractual…
  • Mar 23

    Karen R. Goozh v. Howard Richmond

    Karen R. Goozh v. Howard Richmond
    Filed: July 8, 2014Opinion by: Ronald B. RubinHolding: A stockholders’ agreement that expired upon the “dissolution” of the company was terminated when the company was administratively dissolved for failure to file a regular…
Rank this Week: 1821

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

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

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

    Beware of Potential Tax Return Fraud

    Beware of Potential Tax Return Fraud
    Many doctors and health practitioners around the nation are experiencing tax return fraud issues. Tax return fraud occurs when another person or entity fraudulently files a tax return for another individual, looking to receive the…
  • Mar 5

    IRS Issues Notice Regarding PPACA Excise Tax

    IRS Issues Notice Regarding PPACA Excise Tax
    Part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) efforts to reduce healthcare costs include an excise tax on health insurers that provide benefits to employees above a threshold limit. This tax is designed to…
  • Mar 2

    Update to FMLA Definition of “Spouse”

    Update to FMLA Definition of “Spouse”
    The Department of Labor (“DOL”) has updated selected regulations to the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). The updates change the definition of spouse to mean: “husband or wife refers to the other person with…
Rank this Week: 3550

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

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

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 821

Maryland Business Litigation…

Maryland Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers taxes and business law. By Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin and White.

http://www.marylandbusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    HUD Regulations Preempt Maryland Real Estate Code

    HUD Regulations Preempt Maryland Real Estate Code
    Silverman|Thompson|Slutkin|White real estate litigation attorneys succeeded in obtaining summary judgment on behalf of the private owner of a project-based Section 8 housing project in a breach of lease action pending in the Circuit Court for…
  • Mar 2

    Kochhar v. Bansal: Court of Special Appeals' Decision Sheds Light on Bankruptcy Issue

    Kochhar v. Bansal: Court of Special Appeals' Decision Sheds Light on Bankruptcy Issue
    Civil litigators know that the impending bankruptcy of an opponent is bad news for any lawsuit that’s ongoing or in the works: Bankruptcy operates as an automatic stay of any state-court litigation against the debtor until the…
  • Feb 13

    When the MIA Comes A'Knocking...

    When the MIA Comes A'Knocking...
    The Maryland Insurance Administration, or the MIA, is charged with regulating the insurance industry in Maryland. Its responsibilities include issuing licenses to insurance professionals, developing policy, and drafting regulations.
Rank this Week: 3350

Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

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

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Drafting Employee Handbook Policies That Pass NLRB Muster

    Drafting Employee Handbook Policies That Pass NLRB Muster
    By Brian Mumaugh All employers, union and non-union alike, should think about making a thorough review of their employee handbook and policies in light of a recent report on employer workplace rules by the National Labor Relations Board’s…
  • Mar 27

    FMLA Same-Sex Spouse Rule On Hold

    FMLA Same-Sex Spouse Rule On Hold
    By Joanna Vilos A federal judge in Texas has temporarily put on hold the new rule expanding the definition of “spouse” under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Set to go into effect today, the final rule changes recognition of…
  • Mar 26

    Supreme Court: Pregnant Worker With Lifting Restrictions May Continue Lawsuit

    Supreme Court: Pregnant Worker With Lifting Restrictions May Continue Lawsuit
    By Jude Biggs In a divided decision, on March 25, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court released a long-awaited ruling involving a pregnant worker’s claim under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). In its ruling, the Court held that the worker…
Rank this Week: 3584

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Insider Trading Case Involves Legal Secretary

    Insider Trading Case Involves Legal Secretary
    If you think insider trading cases only involve high level executives passing secret information to fellow wealthy businessmen during cigar smoke filled friendly poker games, you’d be mistaken. These cases can follow disclosures by low…
  • Mar 23

    Does Your Company Have a Future Without You?

    Does Your Company Have a Future Without You?
    Do you want your business to outlast you? What will happen if you become disabled or not well enough to continue to manage it? These can be tough questions to think about because they require some thought about unpleasant topics, such as…
  • Mar 16

    When is a California Case Not a California Case? Non-Compete Agreements and Choice of Venue

    When is a California Case Not a California Case? Non-Compete Agreements and Choice of Venue
    It’s not uncommon for businesses to incorporate under Delaware law even if they have no contact with that state. Delaware law is considered more business friendly than California law. In one case a business in California, incorporated…
Rank this Week: 2317

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
  • Mar 30

    Meet the Money® National Hotel Finance & Investment Conference – May 4-6, 2015 in Los Angele

    Meet the Money® National Hotel Finance & Investment Conference – May 4-6, 2015 in Los Angele
    30 March 2015 Meet the Money® National Hotel Finance & Investment Conference May 4-6, 2015 in Los Angeles The window of opportunity is open – choosing the right deals LOS ANGELES–Meet the Money® 2015 will mark the 25th…
  • Mar 19

    JMBM has sourced more than $700 million of EB-5 financing for new development project

    JMBM has sourced more than $700 million of EB-5 financing for new development project
    18 March 2015 Click here for the latest articles on EB-5 Financing.    The buzz continues on EB-5 financing for development projects. EB-5 financing is an important and viable source of construction financing for hotels, hotel…
  • Feb 12

    Succession planning for the family-owned hospitality busine

    Succession planning for the family-owned hospitality busine
    12 February 2015 Succession planning for the family-owned hospitality business: protecting your family and your business The hospitality industry has been kind to families over the centuries, providing a good living for many, and significant…
Rank this Week: 2777