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Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

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

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

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim

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

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability
    Grace v. Ashbridge LLC, C.A. 8348-VCN (December 31, 2013) In general, a successor entity is not liable for its predecessor's obligations when there has been a fundamental change in the identity of the entity.  Here, the Court held…
  • Sep 15

    Chancery Court Confirms Fluctuating Interest Rate Is Appropriate

    Chancery Court Confirms Fluctuating Interest Rate Is Appropriate
    Authored By Thomas E. Hanson, Jr. This article was originally published in the Delaware Business Court Insider | September 10, 2014 In lengthy disputes where a judgment is entered as of a date several years in the past,…
Rank this Week: 745

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/
  • Sep 16

    Alibaba’s Small Increase in I.P.O. Price Is Puzzling

    Alibaba’s Small Increase in I.P.O. Price Is Puzzling
    It surprising is that Alibaba lifed the maximum price for its coming stock market debut by just $2 in the wake of what has been described as “overwhelming” demand from investors, Peter Thal Larsen writes in Reuters Breakingviews.
  • Sep 16

    Sears Turns to Its Chief for a Loan

    Sears Turns to Its Chief for a Loan
    Sears is borrowing $400 million from its chief, the billionaire Edward S. Lampert, through his hedge fund.
  • Sep 16

    Former Amaranth Trader Settles Manipulation Suit

    Former Amaranth Trader Settles Manipulation Suit
    A former energy trader at a Connecticut hedge fund that collapsed in 2006 after losing $6.6 billion on natural gas has agreed to pay $750,000 to settle a regulator's lawsuit.
Rank this Week: 3

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/
  • Sep 16

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    No doubt benefitting from the ContractsProf Blog bump because of our posts about his scholarship, Robin Kar is topping the charts this week, but look who is sneaking in at #10: our own Nancy Kim! Meanwhile, Jeff Lipshaw continues to...
  • Sep 16

    Ben-Shahar & Schneider Symposium, Part II: Steven Burton, Skepticism about Nondisclosure

    Ben-Shahar & Schneider Symposium, Part II: Steven Burton, Skepticism about Nondisclosure
    This is the second in a series of posts that are part of a virtual symposium on the new book by Omri Ben-Shahar and Carl E. Schneider, More Than You Wanted to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure. Biographies for...
  • Sep 15

    Video Surveillance and the Right to Privacy: The Case of Janay Palmer

    Video Surveillance and the Right to Privacy: The Case of Janay Palmer
    Last week, I was sitting in a waiting room while my awaiting an oil change. CNN was on (too loudly and inescapably for my tastes, but I know my tastes are idiosyncratic). In urgent tones, the anchors repeatedly warned us...
Rank this Week: 341

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Sep 16

    My First Pro Bono Case

    My First Pro Bono Case
    This is the second installment of my first-year lawyer “firsts.” My goal is *to deliberately set* aside some time to look back over my first year as a lawyer. I’m hoping to learn; I’m hoping to be encouraged; and…
  • Sep 10

    My First Day in Court

    My First Day in Court
    This is the first in what I hope to be a series of posts on new-lawyer “firsts.” I’ve been doing this lawyering thing a year now, and I haven’t had a chance to do any formal introspection. Today, then, is the first…
  • Sep 5

    July 2014 Arkansas Bar Exam Result

    July 2014 Arkansas Bar Exam Result
    Congratulations to all those who passed the July 2014 Arkansas Bar Exam! It has already been an entire year, but I vividly remember the visceral feeling of relief after getting those results. What a day it was! If you worked to pass, you…
Rank this Week: 1898

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
  • Sep 16

    The Legal and Practical Implications of Retroactive Legislation Targeting Inversion

    The Legal and Practical Implications of Retroactive Legislation Targeting Inversion
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Jason M. Halper, partner in the Securities Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement Practice Group at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, and is based on an Orrick publication authored by…
  • Sep 16

    Measuring Price Impact with Investors’ Forward-Looking Information

    Measuring Price Impact with Investors’ Forward-Looking Information
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Aaron Dolgoff and Tiago Duarte-Silva, both of Charles River Associates. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of Charles River Associates. The recent Supreme Court…
  • Sep 15

    An IPO’s Impact on Rival Firm

    An IPO’s Impact on Rival Firm
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Matthew Spiegel, Professor of Finance at Yale University, and Heather Tookes, Professor of Finance at Yale University. An initial public offering (IPO) is a major event in the life of any…
Rank this Week: 58

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

Covers China law, business and economics. By Stan Abrams.

http://www.chinahearsay.com/
  • Sep 16

    And Now China FDI Takes a Breather | Wall Street J…

    And Now China FDI Takes a Breather | Wall Street J…
    And Now China FDI Takes a Breather | Wall Street Journal on.wsj.com/1ybwbjB © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Sep 15

    Robot Supermarkets in Qingdao and the Future of PRC Labor

    Robot Supermarkets in Qingdao and the Future of PRC Labor
    One of the more terrifying pics I’ve seen in recent years is this shot in China Daily of a customer at a supermarket in Qingdao with an automated checkout system. In and of itself, not a big deal, but put this together with all the…
  • Sep 15

    Chinese city paints street lane for mobile phone u…

    Chinese city paints street lane for mobile phone u…
    Chinese city paints street lane for mobile phone users – Telegraph Found at bit.ly/1tW9Y6g http://t.co/dXQ9iPGXwu © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
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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/
  • Sep 16

    Why Did SEC Commissioner Aguillar Dissent In An Enforcement Case?

    Why Did SEC Commissioner Aguillar Dissent In An Enforcement Case?
    Enforcement cases, where the enforcers have total discretion about what to do, don't often motivate dissents from one of those...
  • Sep 15

    In the New

    In the New
    I feel a little guilty about blogging about both of these items, for different reasons, but here goes... 1. I...
  • Sep 12

    After the Deal Summarized

    After the Deal Summarized
    Steven Davidoff Solomon and I have, as you may recall, been working on a Fannie and Freddie litigation paper -...
Rank this Week: 175

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Sep 16

    CFTC Allows General Solicitation for Private Fund

    CFTC Allows General Solicitation for Private Fund
    In early 2013, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission decided to grab for more regulatory oversight and revoked some long-standing exemptions. The CFTC also got handed the regulatory oversight of non-securities derivatives. As a result,…
  • Sep 13

    Weekend Reading: House of Debt

    Weekend Reading: House of Debt
    In House of Debt, Atif Mian, an economist at Princeton University, and Amir Sufi, a finance professor at the University of Chicago, make the case that household debt was the 2008 recession’s main culprit. This is a nuanced view that…
  • Sep 12

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for September 12

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for September 12
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. Let’s Get This Straight, A URL Is Not An Address (At Least In This Case) by Keith Paul Bishop in California Corporate and Securities Law The tenant…
Rank this Week: 720

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 35

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

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

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    How to Handle a Florida Business Dispute

    How to Handle a Florida Business Dispute
    No business wants to get sued or become a part of a lawsuit that could have been avoided. Florida business disputes are settled much more pleasantly when the proper actions are taken before, during, and after the incident arises. In addition…
  • Sep 10

    The post appeared first on…

    The post appeared first on boyerlawfirmblog.com.
  • Sep 9

    Import Products to the US and Florida

    Import Products to the US and Florida
    If you are interested in or currently importing products to the United States, then it is important to ensure that you are abiding by US Customs laws. As trade between countries increases and the world becomes more globalized, there are…
Rank this Week: 747

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Sep 16

    Poll Results: How Are You Responding to Your SDX Shareholder Engagement Letter?

    Poll Results: How Are You Responding to Your SDX Shareholder Engagement Letter?
    Last month, I ran a poll in this blog to address the query about how companies were responding to the SDX engagement letter. Here are the results: - Responded indicating have adopted shareholder-director engagement policy – 0% -…
  • Sep 15

    Webcast: “Cybersecurity – Working the Calm Before the Storm”

    Webcast: “Cybersecurity – Working the Calm Before the Storm”
    Tune in tomorrow for the webcast — “Cybersecurity: Working the Calm Before the Storm“— to hear Weil Gotshal’s Paul Ferrillo, Hogan Lovells’ Harriet Pearson and Dave Lynn of TheCorporateCounsel.net and…
  • Sep 12

    CII: Investors Seek Proxy Disclosure of Board Evaluation Proce

    CII: Investors Seek Proxy Disclosure of Board Evaluation Proce
    As noted in this blog by Davis Polk’s Ning Chiu, CII has issued this report about “Best Disclosures of Board Evaluation Process.” Based on a survey of CII members, investors want disclosure of the board evaluation process…
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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/
  • Sep 16

    Private Company Freeze-Out Merger Litigation Dismissed at Pleading Stage

    Private Company Freeze-Out Merger Litigation Dismissed at Pleading Stage
    Here’s news from Steven Haas of Hunton & Williams: In a recent bench ruling in Swomley v. Schlecht, C.A. No. 9355-VCL (Del. Ch. Aug. 27, 2014), the Court of Chancery reached two key holdings applicable to freeze-out mergers. First,…
  • Sep 12

    Canada: Hostile Bids to Go from Sprints to Marathon

    Canada: Hostile Bids to Go from Sprints to Marathon
    Here’s news from Davies Ward: The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) issued a major announcement that all 13 of Canada’s securities regulators have agreed they will not pursue two previously announced competing proposals on…
  • Sep 10

    Seantor Schumer Releases Draft Anti-Inversion Bill

    Seantor Schumer Releases Draft Anti-Inversion Bill
    As noted in this Davis Polk memo, a draft of the bill that is being considered by Senator Schumer (D-NY) to reduce some of the economic incentives for corporate inversions was made publicly available yesterday. Senator Schumer has indicated…
Rank this Week: 575

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/
  • Sep 16

    These Words Enjoy Only A Negative Existence

    These Words Enjoy Only A Negative Existence
    Some words seem to exist only in the negative.  One such word is “uncouth”, which means lacking refinement.  For example, the Court of Appeal in People v. Williamson, 207 Cal. App. 2d 839 (1962) upheld a…
  • Sep 15

    M&A Broker Exemption Bill Resurrects Financial Statement Replaced in 1988

    M&A Broker Exemption Bill Resurrects Financial Statement Replaced in 1988
    Last week, the North American Securities Administrators Association withdrew its support for S. 1923 which, if enacted, would exempt “M&A brokers” from the broker registration requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of…
  • Sep 12

    A Bad Review For California’s New Non-Disparagement Law

    A Bad Review For California’s New Non-Disparagement Law
    The advent of social media has dramatically lowered the cost to consumers of acquiring and disseminating information.  Formerly, only a handful of people might hear about a bad experience with a retailer or service…
Rank this Week: 233

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Sep 16

    Comparing Arbitration Service Provider

    Comparing Arbitration Service Provider
    How do the arbitration services from AAA, JAMS and CPR measure up? ; ; ; ; ; ; The post Comparing Arbitration Service Providers appeared on InhouseBlog.com. Lots of legal jobs at GoLegalJobs.com
  • Sep 15

    ‘Satisfaction guaranteed’ – it’s never caught on with lawyer

    ‘Satisfaction guaranteed’ – it’s never caught on with lawyer
    Putting aside the ethical issues of guarantees made by lawyers – will law firms be willing to say “satisfaction guaranteed” to their clients when it comes to value? “The other night I was listening to Terry…
  • Sep 12

    Are Lawyers Fashion Weak?

    Are Lawyers Fashion Weak?
    Are lawyers fashion weak? According to a recent poll by Robert Half Legal, 73 percent of lawyers report having a business casual attire policy at their workplace; however, half of these same attorneys would prefer their colleagues to dress…
Rank this Week: 185

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    “deposits” existing on 31st March 2014 - how to be treated under new Companies Act/Rules?

    “deposits” existing on 31st March 2014 - how to be treated under new Companies Act/Rules?
    Since notification of the Companies Act, 2013 and Rules thereunder, certain transitional issues relating to “deposits” are causing concerns to numerous companies, big and small, listed and unlisted, public or private. They arise…
  • Sep 8

    SAT Order on “Flash Crash”

    SAT Order on “Flash Crash”
    A few days ago, the Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) passed its orderon an appeal by Emkay Global Financial Services Limited against the National Stock Exchange (NSE) and several investors in a case involving a “flash crash”.…
  • Sep 7

    The Securities Laws (Amendment) Act, 2014 – A Critical Analysi

    The Securities Laws (Amendment) Act, 2014 – A Critical Analysi
    [The following guest post is contributed by Mubashshir Sarshar, who is a lawyer and an alumnus of National Law University Delhi. The author can be reached at mubashshir.sarshar@gmail.com.]Two standalone incidents within a span of one year…
Rank this Week: 266

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: 123

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/
  • Sep 15

    IRS on Conservation Easement Appraisal

    IRS on Conservation Easement Appraisal
    On September 4, 2014, I attended an excellent conference on the valuation of conservation easements in Sioux Falls, SD, sponsored by the North Star Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. The conference featured five representatives from the IRS:…
  • Sep 15

    Urban Institute Estimates Effects on Giving of Camp Reform Plan

    Urban Institute Estimates Effects on Giving of Camp Reform Plan
    The Tax Policy and Charities Project of the Urban Institute has released preliminary estimates of the impact of Chairman Dave Camp's tax reform plan on charitable giving. The overall estimate is that giving would decrease by 7 to 14…
  • Sep 7

    Call For Papers - Symposium on The Centennial of the Estate Tax: Perspectives and Recommendation

    Call For Papers - Symposium on The Centennial of the Estate Tax: Perspectives and Recommendation
    The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and Boston College Law School are organizing the 6th Academic Symposium financially supported by the ACTEC Foundation. The symposium, The Centennial of the Estate Tax: Perspectives and…
Rank this Week: 300

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Sep 15

    "Robert Griffin III and the Sunk Cost Fallacy"

    "Robert Griffin III and the Sunk Cost Fallacy"
    Neil Irwin: ... economic theory says we should make decisions based only on the costs and benefits that a course of action has in the future, not on “sunk costs,” which we’ll never get back. When you... [[ This is a content…
  • Sep 15

    NFL Mess Tweet of the Day

    NFL Mess Tweet of the Day
    Backing for Condoleezza Rice to take over scandal hit NFL http://t.co/YBBElkUGvL Time for @nflcommish to step down and let Condi run it — Stephen Bainbridge (@ProfBainbridge) September 15, 2014 [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Sep 12

    Why should UCLA belong to the AALS? I can't think of a single good reason.

    Why should UCLA belong to the AALS? I can't think of a single good reason.
    Nicholas Georgakopoulos comes at the question from one angle. I want to come at it from another angle. 1. The Association of American Law Schools is not an accrediting agency, so nothing bad would... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 146

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/
  • Sep 15

    Crowdfunding and Medical Philanthropy

    Crowdfunding and Medical Philanthropy
    Crowdfunding site GoFundMe recently removed the funding page for a person looking to crowdfund her abortion. Past crowdfunding campaigns have funded fertility treatments, gender confirmation surgeries, organ transplants, and other medical…
  • Sep 15

    I'm Done with ABA Accreditation

    I'm Done with ABA Accreditation
    I was recently asked to serve on an ABA site team to reaccredit a law school. I have done this before; it’s hard work, but it’s fun. You get to see how another law school operates and meet many legal...
  • Sep 14

    Hobby Lobby Redux: 7 Corporate Law/Theory Quote

    Hobby Lobby Redux: 7 Corporate Law/Theory Quote
    This coming Tuesday, I am scheduled to provide a brief overview of the corporate law/theory aspects of Hobby Lobby as part of the University of Akron’s Supreme Court Roundup. What follows are the seven key quotes from the opinion that...
Rank this Week: 100

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Sep 15

    Do You Know How to Preserve Your Franchise System? - Legal

    Do You Know How to Preserve Your Franchise System? - Legal
    There are in every segment of our economy, at every moment of the day companies/people who sense that some significant project for which they bear responsibility is starting to move in a bad direction. Whether it is a franchise system...
  • Sep 15

    7 Unexpected Costs of Delayed Grand Openings - Operation

    7 Unexpected Costs of Delayed Grand Openings - Operation
    The costs associated with slow franchisee ramp-up are many. Often slow ramp-ups even risk your franchisees' chance of success. Slow ramp-ups affect not only the franchisee in question, but the entire network and your own staff are also…
  • Sep 14

    9 Quick & Easy Tips for Using LinkedIn Successfully - Marketing

    9 Quick & Easy Tips for Using LinkedIn Successfully - Marketing
    LinkedIn is the largest professional social networking site. It is a fantastic resource for networking, connecting with potential partners, investors and clients, and sharing your expertise. There is no reason not to be on LinkedIn. It's safe…
Rank this Week: 1036

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
Rank this Week: 1404

NC Business & Banking Law Blog

NC Business & Banking Law Blog

Legal news and analysis on matters affecting financial institutions and other businesses, with an emphasis on North Carolina. By Matt Cordell.

http://bizlawnc.com/
  • Sep 15

    Panel Discussion: Data Security, Breach Response, and Emergency Management

    Panel Discussion: Data Security, Breach Response, and Emergency Management
     I was honored to be asked by The Infusion Group to participate in a panel discussion on business security issues with some top thought leaders in North Carolina for the Innovate Work Summit Digital Series. Topics included data security,…
  • Sep 9

    Social Media: Maximizing the Rewards while Minimizing the Risk

    Social Media: Maximizing the Rewards while Minimizing the Risk
    (This article was published in the Carolina Banker magazine by the North Carolina Bankers Association in the Fall 2014 issue.)Social Media for Financial Institutions: Maximizing the Rewards while Minimizing the Risks By now almost everyone…
  • Sep 7

    Moving to the Triangle

    Moving to the Triangle
      The time has come.  For several years, I've worked with clients from across the state and beyond, travelling all over North Carolina.  New Bern has been a wonderful place to call home.  My family loves the…
Rank this Week: 3954

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/
  • Sep 15

    Affiliate’s Schedule Contract Didn’t Count, Says Court

    Affiliate’s Schedule Contract Didn’t Count, Says Court
    An offeror was not entitled to hold itself out as having a Federal Supply Schedule contract by virtue of its relationship with an affiliated company that held the FSS contract. In a recent bid protest decision, the Court of Federal Claims…
  • Sep 12

    SAM Registration: What The Heck Is An “Immediate Owner?”

    SAM Registration: What The Heck Is An “Immediate Owner?”
    Government contractors who have attempted to recently register or re-register in the SAM database have been confronted with new questions asking about an “immediate owner” and a “higher-level owner.”  These new…
  • Sep 9

    GSA Contractor Team Arrangement: Single-SIN Restriction Was Appropriate

    GSA Contractor Team Arrangement: Single-SIN Restriction Was Appropriate
    A procuring agency reasonably required all members of a SDVOSB set-aside GSA Contractor Team Arrangement to possess a certain Federal Supply Schedule contract and Special Item Number. In a recent bid protest decision, the GAO held that…
Rank this Week: 1368

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
  • Sep 15

    Going Concern Evaluation – FASB Issues a Roadmap for Management

    Going Concern Evaluation – FASB Issues a Roadmap for Management
    By: Daniele Ouellette Levy Under US GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) a company’s continuation as a going concern is presumed when preparing the financial statements.  As part of their review of the financial…
  • Sep 15

    FDA Establishes “Purple Book” for Biosimilar

    FDA Establishes “Purple Book” for Biosimilar
    By: David Fazzolare and Joanna Brougher On September 9, 2014, the FDA announced the establishment of the “Purple Book” (formally entitled “Lists of Licensed Biological Products with Reference Product Exclusivity and…
  • Sep 15

    Mergers & Acquisitions 101 with Mark Tarallo

    Mergers & Acquisitions 101 with Mark Tarallo
    Attorney Mark Tarallo will present the basics of an M&A transaction from start to finish in tomorrow’s Mergers & Acquisitions 101 provided by MyLawCLE. Key topics to be discussed: Pre-Transaction Considerations Basic Transaction…
Rank this Week: 4775

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/
Rank this Week: 1358

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/
  • Sep 15

    What Is Trademark Infringement?

    What Is Trademark Infringement?
    An Intellectual Property FAQ with Mark A. Williams. Put simply, trademark infringement is when you use somebody else’s trademark; however, it is really a lot more complex than that. If you use any mark or symbol to identify your…
  • Sep 11

    Is Federal Trademark Registration Valid Outside the United States?

    Is Federal Trademark Registration Valid Outside the United States?
    An Intellectual Property FAQ with Mark A. Williams. If you obtain a federal trademark within the United States with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, it will apply to anybody that wants to do business within the United…
  • Sep 11

    Changes to Local Sales and Use Tax Rates in Nebraska

    Changes to Local Sales and Use Tax Rates in Nebraska
    By Joshua A. Diveley. The Nebraska Department of Revenue has issued a reminder that the following local sales and use rates will change effective October 1, 2014: Fairfield will impose a new 1% local sales and use tax. Atkinson…
Rank this Week: 3215

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 31

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

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

http://www.sixthcircuitappellateblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    The Changing Face of the Federal Appellate Court

    The Changing Face of the Federal Appellate Court
    When a president serves two terms (as the last three have), they can have a significant impact of the face of the federal judiciary.  An analysis by the New York Times focuses on President Obama’s federal appellate…
  • Sep 11

    The Sixth Circuit Has A New Chief

    The Sixth Circuit Has A New Chief
    Judge R. Guy Cole, Jr. became the Chief Judge of the Sixth Circuit on August 15.  Prior to his nomination to the Sixth Circuit, Chief Judge Cole had a diverse range of experience, including both public service and private practice: a…
  • Sep 5

    Sixth Circuit Issues Another Daubert Decision

    Sixth Circuit Issues Another Daubert Decision
    In Burgett v. Troy-Bilt, LLC, the Sixth Circuit affirmed summary judgment on behalf of the defendant in a products liability case after the district court struck the plaintiff’s expert under Daubert.  The key question in this case…
Rank this Week: 3889

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Sep 15

    The Big Flip

    The Big Flip
    Party flip in the federal courts Since the inauguration of Barack Obama in January 2009, eight U.S. courts of appeals have flipped parties, The New York Times reported. Now nine of the 13 federal appeals courts -- almost 70 percent...
  • Sep 7

    Federal Circuit Forecloses Online-Guaranty Patent

    Federal Circuit Forecloses Online-Guaranty Patent
    Abstract ideas Section 101 of the Patent Act allows patents on "any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof". 35 U.S.C. 101. But, the Supreme Court has held,…
  • Sep 6

    Quote of the Day: H. L. Mencken

    Quote of the Day: H. L. Mencken
    Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem -- neat, plausible, and wrong. H. L. Mencken, Prejudices: Second Series 158 (1920).
Rank this Week: 1539

New York Business Litigation…

New York Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, foreclosures, and business law. By The Silber Law Firm LLC.

http://www.thesilberlawfirm.com/
  • Sep 15

    Protective Order Renders Commercial Contract Impossible to Perform

    Protective Order Renders Commercial Contract Impossible to Perform
    Plaintiff Kolodin is a singer who lived with her agent, defendant Valenti. Despite the deterioration of their relationship the parties maintained a professional arrangement and Kolodin continued to sign with Valenti and his company,…
  • Aug 25

    Board Member's Vote for Disputed Conduct Not Deemed Bias for Demand in Derivative Action

    Board Member's Vote for Disputed Conduct Not Deemed Bias for Demand in Derivative Action
    Often, litigation involving a corporation will be framed as a derivative action meaning, that the shareholder that is suing is doing so on behalf of the corporation but not individually. A prerequisite for a derivative action is the suing…
  • Aug 18

    Court Finds the Word "Control" to Be Ambiguous and Affirms $17.2 Million Malpractice Award

    Court Finds the Word "Control" to Be Ambiguous and Affirms $17.2 Million Malpractice Award
    In interpreting deal documents, an issue arose as to the definition of the word "control" when used in an attempt to obtain "control" over a board of directors. For that reason, and others, the law firm that drafted those documents was found…
Rank this Week: 635

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
  • Sep 15

    Turn Legalese into Plain English

    Turn Legalese into Plain English
    A contract shouldn’t require a Latin-English dictionary to understand it! In fact, there’s generally no reason to use Latin terms or formal legal language (legalese) at all. Use plain English to be sure the contracts and other…
  • Sep 12

    5 Tips to Make the Most of Requests for Admission

    5 Tips to Make the Most of Requests for Admission
    Requests for admission are very valuable yet underutilized tools. They’re one of the best techniques to create admissible evidence for summary judgment and trial—make good use of them! With requests for admission, you can take an…
  • Sep 10

    You Don’t Own Me—Is it Employer or Employee Social Media Content?

    You Don’t Own Me—Is it Employer or Employee Social Media Content?
    The following is a guest blog post by Olga Savage of Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau in Redwood City. Olga primarily represents employers in labor and employment law matters. Many employers have implemented employment contracts and policies…
Rank this Week: 1353

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/
  • Sep 15

    Automatic Enrollment?

    Automatic Enrollment?
    ACA § 1511 added new § 18A to the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. § 218A, requiring employers of more than 200 full-time employees to “automatically enroll new full-time employees in one of the plans…
  • Sep 10

    Avoid Employer Mandate Myopia

    Avoid Employer Mandate Myopia
    A dangerous notion is afoot – that an employer too small for “employer mandate” taxation under 26 U.S.C. § 4980H is therefore “exempt from Obamacare,” as we have heard it said too often.…
  • Sep 5

    Cumulative Hours of Service Eligibility

    Cumulative Hours of Service Eligibility
    IRS maximum waiting period rules are in effect and employer mandate taxes will begin accruing January 1, 2015.    Much has been written, here and elsewhere, about how to administer group health plan eligibility for both…
Rank this Week: 2975

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
  • Sep 15

    Bitcoin Accepted Here? Funding M&A Transactions by Way of Bitcoin

    Bitcoin Accepted Here? Funding M&A Transactions by Way of Bitcoin
    By Ana Badour There is no denying the increasing popularity and notoriety of the virtual currency Bitcoin.  Bitcoin market capitalization currently stands in the billions of dollars, with over 13 million Bitcoins having been mined and…
  • Sep 11

    Proposed Changes to Takeover Bid Regime in Canada Would Put More Time in the Hands of Target Board

    Proposed Changes to Takeover Bid Regime in Canada Would Put More Time in the Hands of Target Board
    By Fraser Bourne , Garth Girvan , Heidi Gordon , Graham Gow , Clemens Mayr , Ian C. Michael , Leslie Milroy and Shea Small , Fraser Bourne , Garth Girvan , Heidi Gordon , Graham Gow , Clemens Mayr , Ian C. Michael , Leslie Milroy and Shea…
  • Sep 8

    Augusta/HudBay – B.C. Securities Commission Policy Remains Unchanged

    Augusta/HudBay – B.C. Securities Commission Policy Remains Unchanged
    By Matthew Cumming and Saqib Butt and Matthew Cumming and Saqib Butt Over the summer, the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) issued reasons for its previous decision that allowed Augusta Resource Corporation (Augusta) to maintain…
Rank this Week: 2080

New York Business Divorce

New York Business Divorce

Covers dissolution and other disputes among New York corporations, LLCs and partnerships. By Peter A. Mahler.

http://www.nybusinessdivorce.com/
  • Sep 15

    A Boost for Books-and-Records Proceeding

    A Boost for Books-and-Records Proceeding
    A decision last week by a Manhattan appellate panel eases the way for books-and-records proceedings brought by shareholders seeking corporation records evidencing misconduct by officers and directors. Find out more in this week's New York…
  • Sep 8

    Buy-Out Interruptus: Court Okays New Suit Five Years After Unconsummated Election to Purchase in Prior Dissolution Case

    Buy-Out Interruptus: Court Okays New Suit Five Years After Unconsummated Election to Purchase in Prior Dissolution Case
    In this week's New York Business Divorce, find out how Justice Vito DeStefano ruled when asked to dismiss a damages suit by a minority shareholder against the majority shareholder, brought years after the minority shareholder abandoned a…
  • Sep 2

    Hot Topics in Business Divorce

    Hot Topics in Business Divorce
    Hot topics in business divorce is the topic of this week's New York Business Divorce. Equitable buy-out in LLC dissolution cases, fiduciary waiver, and dissolution of foreign entities are just some of the current issues highlighted.
Rank this Week: 2713

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/
  • Sep 14

    Boston College Law is hiring

    Boston College Law is hiring
    Boston College is looking to hire this year. Here's the announcement: BOSTON COLLEGE LAW SCHOOL seeks a full-time faculty member interested in establishing and teaching in a transactional clinic that emphasizes entrepreneurship, technology,…
  • Sep 12

    4 Names to Replace Berger

    4 Names to Replace Berger
    According to the Delaware Law Weekly, Delaware's Judicial Nominating Committee has sent four names to the governor's office to consider as replacements for the now retired Justice Carolyn Berger: The candidates are said to be Superior Court…
  • Sep 12

    Evidence Based Corporate Law

    Evidence Based Corporate Law
    Vice Chancellor Laster has posted a 3 page comment titled Evidence Based Corporate Law on SSRN (also appearing in the Del J Corp Law). Here's the abstract: Abstract: John Maynard Keynes is said to have observed, "When the facts…
Rank this Week: 244

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/
  • Sep 14

    Dismissal Denied for Disinterested Directors When Entire Fairness Applies to Transaction

    Dismissal Denied for Disinterested Directors When Entire Fairness Applies to Transaction
    In re Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc. Stockholders Litigation, Cons. C.A. No. 8922-VCG (Del. Ch. Sept. 10, 2014). This Chancery decision is noteworthy for its analysis of the applicable standard for a motion to dismiss members of a special…
  • Sep 14

    Chancery Applies Comity to Stay Litigation

    Chancery Applies Comity to Stay Litigation
    In Scott v. Dandero, C.A. No. 9041-VCG (Del. Ch. Sept. 8, 2014), the Court of Chancery applied general principles of comity and judicial efficiency to deny a request to lift a stay of a case before it involving parties and issues…
  • Sep 9

    Chancery Upholds Forum Selection Clause Outside Delaware

    Chancery Upholds Forum Selection Clause Outside Delaware
    City of Providence v. First Citizens BancShares Inc., et al., No. 9795, 2014 WL 4409816 (Del. Ch. Sept. 8, 2014). The Delaware Court of Chancery upheld the forum selection clause of the bylaws of a Delaware corporation that requires most…
Rank this Week: 178

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
Rank this Week: 1434

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

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

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1281

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

Covers business valuation and divorce litigation. By Brian C. Vertz.

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • Sep 14

    Father Reasonably Withheld Support for College Tuition

    Father Reasonably Withheld Support for College Tuition
    Parents who are divorcing in Pennsylvania often express willingness to pay for their children’s college tuition when the time should come.  Some parents even put their commitment in writing. Yet, as this case demonstrates,…
  • Sep 7

    Child Support Agreement Does not Limit Father’s Obligation

    Child Support Agreement Does not Limit Father’s Obligation
    A recent Pennsylvania Superior Court decision considers: (a) whether a father’s child support obligation is limited by a settlement agreement; and (b) whether the court should assign an earning capacity to a mother who provides full…
  • Sep 7

    College Support Agreement Enforceable in Pennsylvania

    College Support Agreement Enforceable in Pennsylvania
    Divorced and separated parents in Pennsylvania with children going off to college may wonder who is responsible for paying the tuition. A recent Superior Court court decision reminds us of the law governing college support in Pennsylvania.…
Rank this Week: 4448

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 13

    Understanding the term "arriving alien"

    Understanding the term "arriving alien"
    Be careful not to get your immigration client "no bond" on result of bogus allegations!Many DHS attorneys (opposing counsel in immigration cases) do a great job, but you still need to be vigilant against your fella not getting bond or access…
  • Sep 12

    Bruton Doctrine - suppressing co-defendant statement

    Bruton Doctrine - suppressing co-defendant statement
    When a co-defendant squawks – suppressing statements made by the “co-d”. In criminal defense, it is often the case that more than one person is “nabbed” for the same criminal conduct. In the zeal of the…
  • Aug 27

    Revoke a plea -- how to withdraw a plea and seek a trial

    Revoke a plea -- how to withdraw a plea and seek a trial
    Occasionally, it becomes necessary to withdraw a plea once made. This is usually a messy situation that does not enamor the defense counsel to the prosecutors in the local district. Nevertheless, there is a certain strategy to the process,…
Rank this Week: 2971

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/
  • Sep 13

    Peter Thiel on the Virtues of Monopoly

    Peter Thiel on the Virtues of Monopoly
    PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel has a terrific essay in the Review section of today’s Wall Street Journal.  The essay, Competition Is for Losers, is adapted from Mr. Thiel’s soon-to-be-released book, Zero to One:…
  • Sep 11

    Reforming FTC Data Security Enforcement

    Reforming FTC Data Security Enforcement
    Recently I highlighted problems with the FTC’s enforcement actions targeting companies’ data security protection policies, and recommended that the FTC adopt a cost-benefit approach to regulation in this area.  Yesterday the…
  • Sep 11

    Antitrust Enforcement in Reverse: Getting Efficiencies Backward

    Antitrust Enforcement in Reverse: Getting Efficiencies Backward
    A century ago Congress enacted the Clayton Act, which prohibits acquisitions that may substantially lessen competition. For years, the antitrust enforcement Agencies looked at only one part of the ledger – the potential for price…
Rank this Week: 144

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
  • Sep 13

    TTB Funding

    TTB Funding
    I read about TTB funding a few days ago in Wine & Spirits Daily. It is good but I still don’t understand why they don’t use more links. I had to look elsewhere for the letter, to the Senate, about TTB funding. The letter is…
  • Aug 22

    Rye Beer

    Rye Beer
    Latrobe did a “brilliant” job here, picking up on a lot of important trends. Let’s see how many instructive legal issues this one label raises. Extra points for anyone who can raise additional issues. No more ALS challenges,…
  • Aug 9

    Craft is about MADE in USA

    Craft is about MADE in USA
    It took me a long time (perhaps too long) to realize that — craft is (largely) about MADE IN USA. With an emphasis on made. And less emphasis on USA. This dawned on me when looking at gleaming copper, at Vendome in Louisville, with…
Rank this Week: 582

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to starting and running a business.

http://www.kalialawpc.com/from-the-blog/
  • Sep 12

    Legal Issues Associated with Domain Name

    Legal Issues Associated with Domain Name
    Domain names are the Internet equivalent of a physical address, allowing people to find your site when they wish to visit it. For example, the domain name associated with this site is www.kalialawpc.com. This domain name is divided into two…
  • Aug 19

    Using Contracts in Your Busine

    Using Contracts in Your Busine
    Almost every business owner will engage in a contract at some point in time. A contract is an agreement between two or more parties that legally binds each party to uphold their end of the bargain. If one party breaches the agreement, the…
  • Aug 18

    Legal Responsibilities of Business Owner

    Legal Responsibilities of Business Owner
    Business owners have many different kinds of responsibilities under the federal, state, and local laws. In fact, as a business owner, you may not even be aware of some of your legal responsibilities. For this reason, one important…
Rank this Week: 2482

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/
  • Sep 12

    How to Write an Employment Contract

    How to Write an Employment Contract
    An employment contract can be a useful tool to protect your business while providing clarity and structure for your employees. An effective agreement should clearly spell out the terms of both employment and termination. In this post we'll…
  • Sep 12

    What to Include in an LLC Operating Agreement

    What to Include in an LLC Operating Agreement
    In a previous blog post we briefly talked about operating agreements. This topic is important enough to merit further examination. We'll specifically look at what you need to include in an operating agreement for an LLC. The Purpose of an…
  • Aug 29

    Funding a Startup: Regulation D

    Funding a Startup: Regulation D
    There are a number of ways to fund a startup. We've all heard about loans, grants and crowdfunding but new rules from the SEC will make it easier for entrepreneurs to raise capital. In this post we're going to look at changes to "Regulation…
Rank this Week: 4703