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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/
  • Feb 7

    YouTube and Annoying Plaintiff

    YouTube and Annoying Plaintiff
    In a case that is a sad testament to today’s apparently increasing loneliness in the Western world despite much technological progress that could have alleviated some of that, but instead only seems to have made it worse, a woman created...
  • Feb 5

    Fellowships - please share with your students and other

    Fellowships - please share with your students and other
    From our colleagues at Harvard Law School come these two job postings - please share with anyone potentially interested: Qualcomm Postdoctoral Fellowship in Private Law and Intellectual Property Located at Harvard Law School, the Qualcomm…
  • Feb 4

    The Pink Tax

    The Pink Tax
    Although some things bear little direct relation to Contracts Law, they are still worth mentioning here for their inherent news value and for potential classroom use by creative law professors. Here’s one such story: Both British and…
Rank this Week: 343

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/
  • Feb 7

    Credit Suisse C.E.O. Asks for a Cut in His Bonu

    Credit Suisse C.E.O. Asks for a Cut in His Bonu
    The executive, Tidjane Thiam, asked the board for a “significant reduction” in his bonus after the bank reported a multibillion-dollar quarterly loss.
  • Feb 7

    German Regulator Orders Halt to Maple Bank Transaction

    German Regulator Orders Halt to Maple Bank Transaction
    The subsidiary of Maple Financial Group of Canada was at the center of an attempt in 2008 by Porsche and its owners to take over Volkswagen, a bid that is also the focus of a criminal trial.
  • Feb 6

    Fair Game: Fining Bankers, Not Shareholders, for Banks’ Misconduct

    Fair Game: Fining Bankers, Not Shareholders, for Banks’ Misconduct
    Tighter rules have not fixed the toxic, me-first cultures that afflict financial firms, but two professors ask, why not make the bankers themselves pay the fines?
Rank this Week: 7

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Feb 7

    There’s a Reason You Are Suddenly Hearing About the TCPA Everywhere You Go

    There’s a Reason You Are Suddenly Hearing About the TCPA Everywhere You Go
    On the panel in which I participated during last week’s PLUS D&O Symposium, one of the important topics we discussed was the question of coverage under a D&O insurance policy for claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection…
  • Feb 7

    Spanish Class Action is the Latest Collective Investor Action Filed Outside U.S.

    Spanish Class Action is the Latest Collective Investor Action Filed Outside U.S.
    The filing of securities class action lawsuits is, of course, well-established in the United States, and in recent years has become a regular phenomenon in Australia and Canada as well. In the wake of various recent scandals, numerous group…
  • Jan 31

    Two German Cities in Winter

    Two German Cities in Winter
    The D&O Diary is on assignment in Germany this week, with the first stop for a meeting and a short visit in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg – “Free,” as a free Imperial city under the Holy Roman Empire, and…
Rank this Week: 412

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 35

Corporate Social Responsibility…

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law

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

http://www.csrandthelaw.com
Rank this Week: 3864

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/
  • Feb 7

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Feb. 7, 2016)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Feb. 7, 2016)
    "By virtually eliminating true partnerships ... we encouraged ... managers who ... lack[ed] ... integrity" https://t.co/68ZVJ9WRWO #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) January 31, 2016 "What made [Adam] Smith so…
  • Feb 6

    Halliburton Fallout Continue

    Halliburton Fallout Continue
    For those of you who just can’t get enough of Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., 134 S. Ct. 2398 (2014) (“Halliburton II”), developments, there have recently been a couple of doozies. [More under the cut] First up,...
  • Feb 5

    Why a Corporation?

    Why a Corporation?
    Starting on the first day of my Advanced Business Associations course, I attempt to tease out the policy underpinnings and theoretical conceptions of entity law and, in particular, corporate law. This turns out to be a somewhat difficult…
Rank this Week: 134

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers class action litigation, fraud, consumer law and shareholder disputes. By DiTommaso Lubin.

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 598

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
  • Feb 7

    FinCEN: Know Your Customer Requirement

    FinCEN: Know Your Customer Requirement
    In recent years, authorities in the US and abroad have increased their focus on modernizing and enforcing anti-money laundering and terrorism financing (AML) regulations. As part of these efforts, the US’s Financial Crimes Enforcement…
  • Feb 6

    Fed Rules on CFO Attestation Requirement

    Fed Rules on CFO Attestation Requirement
    On January 21, 2016, the Federal Reserve published in the Federal Register a final rule (the “Final Rule”) [1] modifying Forms FR Y-14A, FR Y-14Q and FR Y-14M (collectively, the “FR Y-14 Forms”). Most notably, the…
  • Feb 5

    Weekly Roundup: January 29–February 4

    Weekly Roundup: January 29–February 4
    M&A at a Glance: 2015 Year-End Roundup Posted by Ariel J. Deckelbaum, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, on Friday, January 29, 2016 Tags: Acquisitions, Break fees, Canada, Cross-border transactions, Go-shop, Hostile…
Rank this Week: 42

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 6

    Recommendations of the Companies Law Committee: A Proposed Overhaul of the Private Placement Regime

    Recommendations of the Companies Law Committee: A Proposed Overhaul of the Private Placement Regime
    [The following guest post is contributed by Amitabh Robin Singh, who is an Associate at DSK Legal]The recently released Companies Law Committee report (“Report”) has recommended a plethora of amendments to the current company…
  • Feb 6

    Revision of FEMA Regulations – Promoting Ease of Doing Busine

    Revision of FEMA Regulations – Promoting Ease of Doing Busine
    [The following guest post is contributed by Ananya Banerjee, who is a Fifth Year B.A.LL.B (Honours) Student at the University of Calcutta (Department of Law)]The Reserve Bank of India (“RBI”), through several notifications dated…
  • Feb 5

    SEBI takes into account social media connection of parties in insider trading case

    SEBI takes into account social media connection of parties in insider trading case
    This order of SEBI is otherwise just another case where parties were found to have allegedly profited from insider trading. The only noteworthy point is that the connection between two of the parties was detected because they had common…
Rank this Week: 427

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Feb 6

    Joseph Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru 2006

    Joseph Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru 2006
    For dinner tonight I made Slow Cooker Beef Burgundy from Cook's Illustrated (so that we could go to the Vigil Mass and have dinner ready when we got home). Beef Burgundy? Maybe a Burgundy wine? So I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Feb 3

    Regulating mid-term LLC operating agreement limitations of fiduciary dutie

    Regulating mid-term LLC operating agreement limitations of fiduciary dutie
    In principle, I agree with Josh Fershee's analysis of opting out of the fiduciary duty of loyalty in the LLC setting: At formation, then, those creating an LLC would be allowed to do whatever they... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Feb 3

    Do shareholder care about say on pay disclosures or just results?

    Do shareholder care about say on pay disclosures or just results?
    Just results, it appears: This paper examines the impact of enhanced executive remuneration disclosure rules under UK regulations introduced in 2013 on the voting pattern of shareholders. Based on a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 219

Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

Covers laws relating to pre-need and death care compliance, serving banks, funeral homes, crematories, and cemetaries. By William Stalter.

http://www.deathcarelaw.com/
  • Feb 6

    State Funeral Boards and Oversight Standards: Meaningful Supervision

    State Funeral Boards and Oversight Standards: Meaningful Supervision
    In this past week’s Memorial Business Journal, the NFDA’s general counsel offered insight on the FTC’s guidelines to state supervision of industry regulatory boards.  In a decision that rocked state boards comprised of…
  • Jan 17

    Missouri Funeral Trust: Time to Put Up or Shut Up?

    Missouri Funeral Trust: Time to Put Up or Shut Up?
    The Missouri Funeral Trust now faces the predicament we predicted a few months ago (The MFT’s Catch 22). The Court recently granted the State’s motion to dismiss, and dropped the State Board from the lawsuit. The main motivation…
  • Jan 5

    Missouri’s Second Round of Exams: The Committee’s Role

    Missouri’s Second Round of Exams: The Committee’s Role
    In September we posted about a regulation proposal that sought to define the role of a sub-committee of the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors (Missouri’s Financial Examination Committee: What…
Rank this Week: 4359

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Feb 6

    Weekend Watching

    Weekend Watching
    You may have missed Madoff on ABC this week. It’s four hours on the life of the fraudster, portrayed by Richard Dreyfuss. If you have a few hours this weekend, it’s worth watching. Mr. Dreyfuss does a great job portraying Madoff,…
  • Feb 5

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar For February 5

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar For February 5
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. The Most Thankless Job on Wall Street Gets a New Worry: Recent enforcement actions find compliance officers personally liable by Emily Glazer in the Wall…
  • Feb 4

    New ILPA Fee Reporting Template

    New ILPA Fee Reporting Template
    Investors look for transparency in fees. The Institutional Limited Partners Association published a Fee Reporting Template Last Week to encourage uniformity in the fee disclosures being made to private fund investors. The aim of this proposed…
Rank this Week: 1811

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 49

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

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

http://www.canadianappeals.com
  • Feb 5

    The Long Arm of the B.C. Securities Commission

    The Long Arm of the B.C. Securities Commission
    By Patrick Williams In McCabe v. British Columbia (Securities Commission), 2016 BCCA 7, the B.C. Court of Appeal upheld the ability of the B.C. Securities Commission (the “Commission”) to penalize a resident of British Columbia…
  • Feb 3

    Ontario Court of Appeal Inspiring Consumer Misrepresentation Class Action

    Ontario Court of Appeal Inspiring Consumer Misrepresentation Class Action
    By Laurie Baptiste The Ontario Court of Appeal is once again making headlines with the case of Ramdath v George Brown College, which has turned out to be a doubly significant case at the intersection of class actions and consumer protection…
  • Jan 27

    The Ontario Court of Appeal Declines to Extend the Doctrine of Unconscionability into the Performance of Contract

    The Ontario Court of Appeal Declines to Extend the Doctrine of Unconscionability into the Performance of Contract
    By Geoff R. Hall and Trevor Courtis In the 14 months since the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its landmark decision in Bhasin v. Hrynew, 2014 SCC 71 [1] the general organizing principle of good faith in contract law has been applied in a…
Rank this Week: 3983

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/
  • Feb 5

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: February 1-5, 2016

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: February 1-5, 2016
    Hopefully you will have some time to relax this weekend and enjoy the Super Bowl (or at least the commercials if that’s more your thing). Before we know it, March Madness will be here (although at the rate my Duke Blue Devils are…
  • Feb 4

    Army Improperly Extended Contracts, GAO Say

    Army Improperly Extended Contracts, GAO Say
    The Army improperly used FAR 52.217-8 (Option to Extend Services) to extend several contracts for periods much longer than the six-month maximum allowed by the clause. This conclusion comes from a recent GAO study, in which the GAO determined…
  • Feb 3

    EEOC’s Proposed Pay Disclosure Rule Will Impact Larger Contractor

    EEOC’s Proposed Pay Disclosure Rule Will Impact Larger Contractor
    On January 29, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a proposed modification to its Employer Information Report (EEO-1) form that will impact employers—including federal government contractors—with 100…
Rank this Week: 1055

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/
  • Feb 5

    The Financial Crisis Penalties Will Never End

    The Financial Crisis Penalties Will Never End
    Today the Fed issued a $131 million penalty against HSBC for playing fast and loose with some of the evidence...
  • Feb 3

    You are your employer

    You are your employer
    . . . when it comes to the company's reputation. At least, that's what argue in this piece over at...
  • Feb 3

    Could A Plaintiffs' Lawyer Join The Chancery Court?

    Could A Plaintiffs' Lawyer Join The Chancery Court?
    If the governor flips a coin, there's a 50% chance that a plaintiffs' lawyer will be the next Chancery Court...
Rank this Week: 186

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Feb 5

    Class Action Lawsuit May Bring Greater Transparency to PayPal

    Class Action Lawsuit May Bring Greater Transparency to PayPal
    PayPal may soon bring to an end an ongoing class action lawsuit that it has been fighting since 2010. Parties to the case, known as Zepeda vs. PayPal, have reached a tentative settlement agreement over allegations that the online payment…
  • Jan 29

    California Bill Would Make Encrypted Smartphones Illegal

    California Bill Would Make Encrypted Smartphones Illegal
    Jim Cooper, a member of the California Assembly, has proposed bill AB 1681. The bill is designed to outlaw the sale of encrypted smartphones beginning on January 1, 2017. Any retailer who sells an encrypted phone to a consumer after that date…
  • Jan 15

    San Francisco Yellow Cab Co-Op to File Bankruptcy Amid Uber/Lyft Competition and Lawsuit

    San Francisco Yellow Cab Co-Op to File Bankruptcy Amid Uber/Lyft Competition and Lawsuit
    An ongoing series of setbacks appears to be forcing San Francisco-based Yellow Cab Co-Op to file for bankruptcy. Company executives sent a letter to each of the cab drivers who work for the co-op in December of 2015 that lays out a plan for…
Rank this Week: 805

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/
  • Feb 5

    Legal Links – February 5, 2016

    Legal Links – February 5, 2016
    On Fridays, we compile and post Legal Links, a list of legal news, reported cases, community events and topics of interest to Lancaster residents and readers of the Lancaster Law Blog. 1.  The Law in the News – 2015…
  • Feb 5

    Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLP has named Aaron K. Zeamer a Partner of the firm

    Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLP has named Aaron K. Zeamer a Partner of the firm
    The law firm of Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLP has named Aaron K. Zeamer a Partner effective January 1, 2016. Aaron is a member of Russell, Krafft & Gruber’s growing Business, Real Estate and Litigation practice groups.  As…
  • Jan 26

    Farewell, Pennsylvania Capital Stock Tax (1844-2016)

    Farewell, Pennsylvania Capital Stock Tax (1844-2016)
    After years of rumors that the tax would be phased out completely (maybe even since its enactment in 1844), the day has come. Effective January 1, 2016, Pennsylvania’s Capital Stock and Foreign Franchise Tax was finally eliminated.…
Rank this Week: 773

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business transactions, start-ups, and mergers. By Structure Law Group, LLP.

http://www.sanjosebusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    Using Equity as Compensation in a Tech Startup

    Using Equity as Compensation in a Tech Startup
    Many startups are faced with the issue of how to pay their employees during the development and launch phase, before they are generating any revenue. A very popular option is to offer employees equity shares in a company in lieu of cash…
  • Jan 29

    Incorporating your Tech Startup: The Importance of Bylaw

    Incorporating your Tech Startup: The Importance of Bylaw
    It is critical to put clear organizational rules into place that address how a tech company is to be internally managed. While friendships and aligned mutual interests may be sufficient to keep a tech startup conflict-free in the development…
  • Jan 22

    Due Diligence in Acquisitions: Five Issues to Thoroughly Investigate

    Due Diligence in Acquisitions: Five Issues to Thoroughly Investigate
    A comprehensive evaluation of a target company is a critical component of any successful corporate acquisition. The most effective way to ensure that a thorough due diligence investigation is conducted is to retain legal counsel that is…
Rank this Week: 1548

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Feb 5

    GC: Law Firms Not Needed at Business Meeting

    GC: Law Firms Not Needed at Business Meeting
    One example of why law firms are often referred to as “outside counsel”: “When Big Law Business has asked general counsel over the last eight months where they’d like to see outside law firms improve, a good…
  • Feb 5

    Care from lawyers turned therapist

    Care from lawyers turned therapist
    Not only do many lawyers see therapists – but many lawyers see therapists who were once lawyers themselves: “When work became too much for Will Meyerhofer’s client, a twenty-something associate at a big law firm, she slipped…
  • Feb 4

    15 Email Etiquette Rules Every Attorney Should Follow

    15 Email Etiquette Rules Every Attorney Should Follow
    I’m sure there are some additional email etiquette rules that lawyers could add to this list (e.g., no Latin phrases and no usage of “e.g.”): “The average US employee spends about a quarter of the work week…
Rank this Week: 225

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
  • Feb 5

    Security for Costs: Protecting Defendants against Corporate and Individual Plaintiff

    Security for Costs: Protecting Defendants against Corporate and Individual Plaintiff
    Defending a legal action can be an expensive process, even where a defendant is ultimately successful in having the claims against it dismissed. Normally, legal costs are “in the event”, so that a successful defendant will have…
  • Oct 8

    Mitigation and Offers of Re-employment: Fredrickson v. Newtech Dental Laboratory Inc.

    Mitigation and Offers of Re-employment: Fredrickson v. Newtech Dental Laboratory Inc.
    When an employee is wrongfully dismissed and the court determines that the employee is entitled to damages in lieu of reasonable notice, the employer will almost always argue that the employee was required to mitigate those damages and…
  • Jul 30

    Options to Renew: Key Points to Consider in Lease Renewal

    Options to Renew: Key Points to Consider in Lease Renewal
    The Supreme Court of British Columbia recently clarified renewal rights in the context of a commercial lease in The Zone Bowling Centre (2002) Ltd. v. 14100 Entertainment Blvd. Investments Ltd., 2015 BCSC 524. The decision stresses the…
Rank this Week: 1104

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
  • Feb 5

    Business Plan Basic

    Business Plan Basic
    Every business should have a plan—from tech start-ups to law firms. The process of creating a document that details the thoughts and ideas of the owners or founders of the business allows for a realistic appraisal of the business’…
  • Feb 3

    Should You Save Something for Your Closing?

    Should You Save Something for Your Closing?
    Although it may be tempting to cover everything during cross-examination, there are situations in which it’s better to save something for your closing argument. In fact, it’s a time-honored rule among some litigators to always…
  • Feb 1

    Top 10 Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition Development

    Top 10 Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition Development
    The following is a guest blog post by Tyler M. Paetkau, Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau, Redwood City, CA. Tyler represents employers in all aspects of employment and labor law, including counseling and litigation regarding trade secrets and…
Rank this Week: 798

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/
  • Feb 5

    Anticompetitive Regulations Highlighted in the 2016 Heritage Index of Economic Freedom (Also, the U.S. Continues to Slip)

    Anticompetitive Regulations Highlighted in the 2016 Heritage Index of Economic Freedom (Also, the U.S. Continues to Slip)
    The Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom is an annual data compilation that provides an ordinal ranking of economic freedom in nations throughout the world, based on such country-specific measures of economic liberty as…
  • Feb 4

    ICLE files an Amicus Brief In Fox v. Aereo Killer

    ICLE files an Amicus Brief In Fox v. Aereo Killer
    On Wednesday, the International Center for Law & Economics, along with the Competitive Enterprise Institute, filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals supporting the appellants in Fox Television Stations, Inc. v. Aereo…
  • Feb 1

    Politicians Call for More Price Controls on Pharmaceutical

    Politicians Call for More Price Controls on Pharmaceutical
    Politicians have recently called for price controls to address the high costs of pharmaceuticals. Price controls are government-mandated limits on prices, or government-required discounts on prices. On the campaign trail, Hillary Clinton…
Rank this Week: 480

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Feb 5

    More Congressional Action Coming for the Securities Laws?

    More Congressional Action Coming for the Securities Laws?
    The ink is barely dry from the FAST Act – which had been tucked into a transportation bill and the mashup of numerous bills that had been floated in the US House of Representatives last year – than the House passes three more…
  • Feb 4

    Is Warren Buffett Writing Governance Best Practices?

    Is Warren Buffett Writing Governance Best Practices?
    This Cooley blog recaps this letter from BlackRock’s CEO to 500 companies about being wary of short-termism (as noted in this Davis Polk blog, the letter also urges companies to scrap quarterly earnings guidance). And here’s an…
  • Feb 3

    Crowdfunding: SEC Approves FINRA’s Portal Rules (& 1st Portal Files With the SEC)

    Crowdfunding: SEC Approves FINRA’s Portal Rules (& 1st Portal Files With the SEC)
    As Steven Quinlivan notes in this blog, the first crowdfunding portal has filed to be registered with the SEC – and as noted in this MoFo blog, the SEC recently approved FINRA’s funding portal rules that were subject to technical…
Rank this Week: 434

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/
  • Feb 5

    A Failure To Mediate Results In A Failure To Litigate

    A Failure To Mediate Results In A Failure To Litigate
    Mediation is often viewed as less costly alternative to litigation.  Therefore, it is not unusual for parties to include a mediation provision in their contracts, such as the following: The parties agree that any disputes or…
  • Feb 4

    9th Circuit Holds Subsidiary Could Be The General Manager Of Its Parent

    9th Circuit Holds Subsidiary Could Be The General Manager Of Its Parent
    Section 2110 of the California Corporations Code governs service of process on a foreign corporation.  One means of valid service under the statute is by delivering process by hand to the corporation’s general manager in…
  • Feb 3

    What Vote Should Be Required To Pull The Plug On An LLC?

    What Vote Should Be Required To Pull The Plug On An LLC?
    There are three paths to dissolution under California’s Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (RULLCA).  First, an event of dissolution set forth in a written operating agreement or the articles of organization…
Rank this Week: 272

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Feb 4

    BGer 6B_608/2015: Verfolgungsverjährung bereits beim Erlass des Strafbefehls?

    BGer 6B_608/2015: Verfolgungsverjährung bereits beim Erlass des Strafbefehls?
    Übertretungen verjähren hinsichtlich Strafverfolgung und Strafe gem. Art. 109 StGB in drei Jahren. Die Verfolungsverjährung tritt nicht mehr ein, wenn vor Ablauf dieser Frist ein erstinstanzliches Urteil ergangen ist (Art. 97…
  • Jan 31

    BGer 2C_219/2015: Feststellungsurkunde über ausländische Beherrschung

    BGer 2C_219/2015: Feststellungsurkunde über ausländische Beherrschung
    Das Bundesgericht hatte im Urteil 2C_219/2015 vom 20. November 2015 zu prüfen, ob eine notarielle Feststellungsurkunde genügenden Beweis über eine ausländische Beherrschung einer juristischen Person erbringen kann. Die X.…
  • Jan 26

    ALBA-Vereinbarung

    ALBA-Vereinbarung
    Der Bundesrat hat am 20. Januar 2016 der Unterzeichnung der multilateralen Vereinbarung über den Austausch der länderbezogenen Berichterstattung (Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement on the Exchange of Country-by-Country…
Rank this Week: 2899

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/
  • Feb 4

    Chancery Determines that Electronically Stored Information and Personal Emails of Directors Must Be Provided to Stockholder

    Chancery Determines that Electronically Stored Information and Personal Emails of Directors Must Be Provided to Stockholder
    The Delaware Court of Chancery published an opinion this week that includes electronically stored information as part of the “books and records” that a stockholder can demand from a corporation and its directors and officers.…
  • Jan 31

    Chancery Sounds Death Knell for Most Disclosure-Only Settlement

    Chancery Sounds Death Knell for Most Disclosure-Only Settlement
    The Delaware Court of Chancery recently issued a seminal decision that may signal the end of (at least) most disclosure-only settlements in class action cases that challenge mergers. In Re Trulia Inc. Stockholder…
  • Jan 24

    Delaware Supreme Court Rejects Section 220 Claim

    Delaware Supreme Court Rejects Section 220 Claim
    A recent decision of the Delaware Supreme Court affirmed a ruling of the Court of Chancery which rejected a claim under DGCL section 220 for books and records related to the aborted “inversion” merger of Abbvie, Inc. By Order…
Rank this Week: 293

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
Rank this Week: 1821

New York & New Jersey Business…

New York & New Jersey Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business startup law. By Samuel C Berger, PC.

http://www.newjerseybusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3162

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Feb 4

    Information Regarding Verizon Wireless TCPA Class Action Settlement

    Information Regarding Verizon Wireless TCPA Class Action Settlement
    Verizon Wireless settled a class action lawsuit for $4 million dollars for purported violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. The lawsuit alleged that Verizon Wireless hired Collecto, a debt collector, which unlawfully used an…
  • Jan 28

    Class Member Information for Midland Credit Management Class Action Settlement

    Class Member Information for Midland Credit Management Class Action Settlement
    Midland Credit Management, Inc. recently settled a class action lawsuit that alleged that Midland Credit Management violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) by attempting to collect debt through the use of an…
  • Jan 26

    Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) and Automobile Crashe

    Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) and Automobile Crashe
    Most folks realize the tremendous physical injuries that can be caused by serious automobile crashes, but fail to realize that there can also be serious psychological impact. A high speed motor vehicle collision can be a tragic, terrifying…
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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/
  • Feb 4

    The IRS Continues to Issue Security Awareness Tax Tip

    The IRS Continues to Issue Security Awareness Tax Tip
    This month the IRS issued its tenth “Tax Tip” as part of the Taxes. Security. Together campaign. Since November, the IRS has issued tips related to online computing, phishing and malware, password protection, financial account…
  • Feb 3

    New Identity Safeguards for 2016 Tax Returns (State and Federal)

    New Identity Safeguards for 2016 Tax Returns (State and Federal)
    For 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Nebraska Department of Revenue (DOR) are taking steps to reduce tax-related identity theft, which has become a growing issue. For example, in 2013, the IRS identified almost $30 billion of…
  • Jan 28

    New Law Requires IRS to Use Private Debt Collector

    New Law Requires IRS to Use Private Debt Collector
    Private debt collectors are now likely to take a more active role in the collection of federal tax debts. New law recently amended IRC § 6306 to require the use of private debt collectors when: (1) the tax debt is not being collected…
Rank this Week: 3000

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Covers government contract issues including contract formation, strategies, bid protests and contract interpretation. By Crowell Moring.

http://www.governmentcontractslegalforum.com/
  • Feb 4

    New Guidance Allows Limited Role for DCAA Audit of Non-DOD Contract

    New Guidance Allows Limited Role for DCAA Audit of Non-DOD Contract
    The 2016 National Defense Authorization Act prohibits the Defense Contract Audit Agency from providing “audit support” to any non-DOD agency until the Secretary of Defense certifies that DCAA has reduced its backlog of incurred…
  • Jan 27

    Proposed FAR Rule Targets Restrictive Confidentiality Agreement

    Proposed FAR Rule Targets Restrictive Confidentiality Agreement
    On January 22, 2016, the FAR Council proposed adding a new rule (link here) prohibiting federal dollars from going to companies that require employees to sign confidentiality agreements that could limit the ability of employees to report…
  • Jan 26

    Crowell & Moring’s 2016 Litigation & Regulatory Forecasts: What Corporate Counsel Need to Know for the Coming Year

    Crowell & Moring’s 2016 Litigation & Regulatory Forecasts: What Corporate Counsel Need to Know for the Coming Year
    Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to release its “2016 Litigation & Regulatory Forecasts: What Corporate Counsel Need to Know for the Coming Year.” The reports examine the trends and developments that will impact government…
Rank this Week: 4890

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Feb 4

    3 Reasons to Customize Articles of Incorporation

    3 Reasons to Customize Articles of Incorporation
    Articles of Incorporation make up a document you file with a state when you start a business. It legally establishes the business and is required by statute. You don’t need Articles of Incorporation if you’re forming a…
  • Feb 2

    3 Ways B-Visa Saves Time

    3 Ways B-Visa Saves Time
    There are two types of B-Visas: B-1 and B-2. The B-1 Visitor Visa is for business professionals or those traveling to the U.S. for a business-like purpose (like settling an estate). The B-2 Visitor Visa is for individuals traveling to the…
  • Jan 28

    Why You Need a Federally Registered Trademark

    Why You Need a Federally Registered Trademark
    Usually when people talk about trademarks they mean federal trademarks. While it’s true that you have to register with the USPTO to get a federal trademark, you actually get a common law trademark by just using your mark. When you use…
Rank this Week: 720

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

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

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Feb 4

    Activist Activity: Three Perspective

    Activist Activity: Three Perspective
    On the heels of the NACD’s annual survey of more than 1,000 directors, which found that more than 20% of respondents’ boards were approached by activist investors during the past year – yet 46% of those surveyed have no plan…
  • Feb 3

    Tackling Cybersecurity in the Boardroom: Special M&A Consideration

    Tackling Cybersecurity in the Boardroom: Special M&A Consideration
    Here’s an excerpt from this Akin Gump blog: Companies are at increased risk during the time of an acquisition: – They may not be fully investing in updates and system upgrades. – Data shows an average of 200+ days for…
  • Feb 2

    Webcast: “Activist Profiles & Playbooks”

    Webcast: “Activist Profiles & Playbooks”
    Tune in tomorrow for the webcast – “Activist Profiles and Playbooks” – to hear Bruce Goldfarb of Okapi Partners, Damien Park of Hedge Fund Solutions and Renee Soto of Sard Verbinnen identify who the activists are…
Rank this Week: 495

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
  • Feb 3

    Enforcement Action Possible Against Those Who Rely on Safe Harbor to Transfer Information from the EU to the United State

    Enforcement Action Possible Against Those Who Rely on Safe Harbor to Transfer Information from the EU to the United State
    Wednesday, February 3, brought additional developments pertaining to the transfer of personal data from the EU to the U.S. consistent with EU privacy law. Just one day prior, we reported on the announcement by the EU and U.S. of an agreement…
  • Feb 2

    Chris Spicer Talks Cross-Border Film Deals with MCC

    Chris Spicer Talks Cross-Border Film Deals with MCC
    Akin Gump entertainment and media partner Chris Spicer was interviewed by Metropolitan Corporate Counsel for the article “Making Cross-Border Movie Magic: U.S.-China film deals present opportunities and challenges.”Among the…
  • Feb 1

    EU-U.S. Reach New Data Transfer Agreement, Replacing Safe Harbor

    EU-U.S. Reach New Data Transfer Agreement, Replacing Safe Harbor
    The European Union and United States announced today that they reached a new agreement, referred to as the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (“Privacy Shield”), to replace the Safe Harbor Agreement struck down by the European Court of…
Rank this Week: 2454

bevlog

bevlog

Distilling a million label approvals down to the ones that affect you. Tracks legal trends in beer, wine and spirits product approvals. By Lehrman Beverage Law.

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog
  • Feb 3

    PTO Doesn’t Buy That THC Stands for Tea Honey Care

    PTO Doesn’t Buy That THC Stands for Tea Honey Care
    The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) recently affirmed the refusal to register the mark THCTEA, holding that it is “deceptively misdescriptive” when used in connection…
  • Jan 27

    Don’t Be Fooled by Trademark Spam!

    Don’t Be Fooled by Trademark Spam!
    About five to ten times per year, we get a call from a client asking why the USPTO sent them an invoice for hundreds of dollars for their trademark applications. After a few minutes, it becomes clear what they are talking…
  • Jan 24

    Beer Cops, Another Side

    Beer Cops, Another Side
    I normally like The Wall Street Journal but wow a recent editorial about “The Craft Beer Cops” was a letdown. I am not sure it is even worthy of a college newspaper, or one of the Journal’s interns. I don’t see any new…
Rank this Week: 360

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 3

    Empire down: Fox's series protected no matter how confused consumers are

    Empire down: Fox's series protected no matter how confused consumers are
    Twentieth Century Fox Television, et al. v. Empire Distribution Inc., No. 15-2158 (C.D. Cal. Feb. 1, 2016)  Sometimes it’s nice to see the law work itself pure, as a court clears out some plaintiff-postulated ambiguities in Rogers…
  • Feb 3

    Absurd "world record" claim isn't use of actual record-holder's identity

    Absurd "world record" claim isn't use of actual record-holder's identity
    Martin v. Living Essentials, LLC, 2016 WL 374142, No. 15 C 01647 (N.D. Ill. Feb. 1, 2016) Ted Martin, who holds the world record for most consecutive kicks in hacky sack (no knees, no partner) sued for invasion of privacy and false…
  • Feb 1

    Consumer protection fellowship for law student

    Consumer protection fellowship for law student
    The deadline for the ABA Section of Antitrust Law’s Janet Steiger Fellowship Program has been extended to Friday, February 5th. Steiger Fellows receive a $6,000 stipend for summer internships in the offices of 36 State Attorneys…
Rank this Week: 540

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/
  • Feb 3

    Utah Bill Seeks To Ban Post-Employment Non-Compete Restriction

    Utah Bill Seeks To Ban Post-Employment Non-Compete Restriction
    By Bryan Benard On February 2, 2016, the Post-Employment Restrictions Act, H.B. 251, was introduced in the Utah House of Representatives. Sponsored by Representative Mike Schultz (R), the bill would prohibit most types of agreements and…
  • Feb 2

    DOL’s New Joint Employer Interpretation Seeks To Hold More Employers Accountable

    DOL’s New Joint Employer Interpretation Seeks To Hold More Employers Accountable
    By Brian Nugent The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a new Administrator’s Interpretation (AI) that emphasizes the agency’s intent to apply joint employer status more broadly under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Migrant…
  • Jan 29

    EEOC Proposes To Collect Pay Data From Employer

    EEOC Proposes To Collect Pay Data From Employer
    By Mark Wiletsky The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) plans to collect pay data from employers with more than 100 employees in order to reveal potentially discriminatory pay practices. Through a proposed revision to the…
Rank this Week: 2990

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Covers developments in private and public mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. By McCarthy Tetrault.

http://www.canadianmergersacquisitions.com
  • Feb 3

    Rethinking Representation and Warranty Insurance in Canada

    Rethinking Representation and Warranty Insurance in Canada
    By Jake Irwin and Lama Sabbagh With special contribution from Robyn Weber, AVP, Private Equity Practice Leader, HUB International The sale of Representation and Warranty Insurance (“RWI”) policies has soared in recent years. In…
  • Jan 28

    Canadian Representation and Warranty Insurance FAQ

    Canadian Representation and Warranty Insurance FAQ
    By Ian C. Michael, Jake Irwin and Lama Sabbagh With special contribution from Robyn Weber, AVP, Private Equity Practice Leader, HUB International In the context of the purchase and sale of a company, when sellers seek to negotiate a…
  • Jan 12

    Cybersecurity and M&A – Part Three: Cyber Insurance

    Cybersecurity and M&A – Part Three: Cyber Insurance
    By Roland Hung, Matthew Harris and Beverly Ma In the second installment of this series we offered a brief review of cybersecurity provisions and considerations in M&A transaction agreements, and in the first installment of this series we…
Rank this Week: 3815

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
Rank this Week: 763

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/
  • Feb 3

    A Couple Of Things Not To Do In The NC Business Court

    A Couple Of Things Not To Do In The NC Business Court
    The NC Business Court's decision last month in Krawiec v. Manly, 2016 NCBC 7, illustrates a couple of things not to do in the Court. Don't Make "Aiding and Abetting" Claims The Plaintiff made a claim against some of the Defendants for aiding…
  • Jan 18

    Arbitration Provision Which Completely Prohibited Any Discovery Enforced By NC Business court.

    Arbitration Provision Which Completely Prohibited Any Discovery Enforced By NC Business court.
    I don't draft arbitration provisions in agreements, but if I did I would not draft one like the one in Taggart v. Physicians Pharmacy Alliance, Inc.  Not because it turned out to be unenforceable, but because it was found to be…
  • Jan 12

    NC Business Court Revokes Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Lawyer

    NC Business Court Revokes Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Lawyer
    Judge McGuire came down pretty hard on a Florida attorney admitted pro hac vice (meaning "for this one particular occasion") by another Superior Court Judge, in McCarthy v. Hampton, 2016NCBC 4.  He revoked the lawyer's admission and…
Rank this Week: 1738

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Feb 3

    [VIDEO] Can you skip VASAP?

    [VIDEO] Can you skip VASAP?
    Can you put off VASAP or skip it all together? Contact me today about your VA DUI/DWI case. Video Transcription Can you skip VASAP? Hi, I’m Andrew Flusche, your Virginia DUI attorney. A lot of people are trying to figure out if you are…
  • Jan 25

    Will Cars Be Programmed to Kill?

    Will Cars Be Programmed to Kill?
    Like it or not, cars currently drive themselves around the country. Google’s self-driving car is the most ambitious project which has earned lots of press. But any consumer can already buy a Tesla, which has an autopilot feature for…
  • Jan 18

    [VIDEO] The Officer Will Come to Court

    [VIDEO] The Officer Will Come to Court
    Yes, the officer will show up to court and he is doesn’t, it will probably be for a very good reason. Don’t let this be your defense option. Contact me today to see how I can help you. Video Transcription The officer will show up…
Rank this Week: 242

Global Trade & Sanctions Law

Global Trade & Sanctions Law

Covers business law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.globaltradeandsanctionslaw.com/
  • Feb 3

    Piercing the bitcoin veil: Businesses should beware the risks of trading with a sanctioned entity

    Piercing the bitcoin veil: Businesses should beware the risks of trading with a sanctioned entity
    In January the EU and the US lifted economic and financial sanctions against Iran in a ground-breaking deal that unfroze billions of pounds of assets and opened up new markets for the first time since 2010. Despite the fanfare surrounding the…
  • Jan 29

    New Regulations Further Loosen Cuba Embargo

    New Regulations Further Loosen Cuba Embargo
    On January 27, 2016 the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) and the Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) published amendments to the Export Administration…
  • Jan 26

    Iran Sanctions Changes: Impact on the Aviation Sector

    Iran Sanctions Changes: Impact on the Aviation Sector
    With “Implementation Day” came the lifting of certain key US and EU sanctions on the civil aviation industry. However, many prohibitions still remain, and licensing requirements may attach to US persons or non-US persons who seek…
Rank this Week: 2420

New Jersey Attorney Law Review…

New Jersey Attorney Law Review Blog

Reviews published and unpublished civil law decisions of importance issued by the New Jersey Appellate Division and New Jersey Supreme Court. By Glenn Reiser.

http://newjerseylawreview.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1187

Delaware Chancery Law Blog

Delaware Chancery Law Blog

Covers corporate and commercial practice in the Delaware Court of Chancery. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawarechancery.foxrothschild.com/
  • Feb 2

    Chancery Signals End of Disclosure Only Settlement

    Chancery Signals End of Disclosure Only Settlement
    The Delaware Court of Chancery has recently issued an opinion denying a “disclosure only” settlement, in the case of  In Re Trulia Inc. Stockholder Litigation, C.A. No. 10020-CB (Del. Ch. Jan. 22, 2016).  This case is…
  • Jan 31

    Motion to Dismiss Section 205 Action Denied

    Motion to Dismiss Section 205 Action Denied
    Under Sections 204 and 205 actions of the DGCL, Delaware corporations may petition the Court of Chancery to ratify otherwise defective corporate actions.  To read prior blog post summarizing these provisions of the DGCL, click here.…
  • Jan 30

    Unocal Applied to Bylaw Amendments, Not to Agreement with Activist Shareholder

    Unocal Applied to Bylaw Amendments, Not to Agreement with Activist Shareholder
    In the recent decision of In re Ebix, Inc. S’holder Litig., Consol. C.A. No. 8526-VCN (Del. Ch. Jan. 15, 2016), the Court of Chancery examined certain board actions claimed to be entrenching and subject to Unocal review.…
Rank this Week: 2438