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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…
  • Apr 16

    Court Of Chancery Explains Shared Causation In Fee Award

    Court Of Chancery Explains Shared Causation In Fee Award
    Smith, Katzenstein & Jenkins LLP v. Fidelity Management & Research Company, C.A. 8066-VCL (April 16, 2014) This decision explains how to calculate an attorney fee when there are 2 potential causes for a favorable settlement of a class…
Rank this Week: 248

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 21

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Apr 22

    Secret Lawsuit Must Step into the Light, Fourth Circuit Rule

    Secret Lawsuit Must Step into the Light, Fourth Circuit Rule
    A new decision by the Fourth Circuit underscores the public's first amendment right to know what happens in the course of a lawsuit in federal court. It's also a reminder that secret papers that you so confidently filed under seal...
  • Apr 9

    Bridgegate: Who Went Too Far -- the New Jersey Legislature or the Judge Who Quashed Its Subpoenas?

    Bridgegate: Who Went Too Far -- the New Jersey Legislature or the Judge Who Quashed Its Subpoenas?
    The George Washington Bridge. Who has the better argument in the Bridgegate subpoena flap? New Jersey Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson on April 9 quashed subpoenas that a special investigative committee of the Garden State's legislature…
  • Apr 4

    DuPont Deflects Kevlar Antitrust Claim

    DuPont Deflects Kevlar Antitrust Claim
    Do federal judges protect their own? Before Blawgletter suggests an answer, let's look at the case that raises the question. The Fourth Circuit upheld a summary judgment for E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., ruling that the South Korean...
Rank this Week: 783

DealBook

DealBook

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

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
Rank this Week: 7

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Apr 22

    Cleaning Up An Oil Spill Is Insider Trading

    Cleaning Up An Oil Spill Is Insider Trading
    Keith A. Seilhan was 20-year employee of BP and a senior responder during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Seilhan directed BP’s oil skimming operations and its efforts to contain the expansion of the oil spill. What he saw scared…
  • Apr 21

    Happy Patriots’ Day

    Happy Patriots’ Day
    The Redcoats are coming! The Redcoats are coming! Patriots’ Day is a Massachusetts state holiday commemorating the opening battles of the American Revolutionary War in Lexington and Concord in April, 1775.  The more modern day…
  • Apr 18

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for April 18

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for April 18
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. Quantity does not equal quality: Expanding ‘disclosure events’ on BrokerCheck a bad idea: Brokerage industry is only one in which professionals as…
Rank this Week: 299

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Apr 22

    We're back. For now. (Fingers crossed.) But @Typepad needs to do a lot better.

    We're back. For now. (Fingers crossed.) But @Typepad needs to do a lot better.
    If you've noticed the intermittent outages since Thursday of last week and the total outage for the last several days, it's not because I took a vacation. The blog hosting service I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for…
  • Apr 21

    Recent Book Purchases: Non-Fiction

    Recent Book Purchases: Non-Fiction
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  • Apr 21

    Recent Book Purchases: Fiction

    Recent Book Purchases: Fiction
    [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 194

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/
  • Apr 22

    How the Same-Sex Marriage Debate Can Lead to Better Businesse

    How the Same-Sex Marriage Debate Can Lead to Better Businesse
    Over at realclearpolitics.com, a number of leading thinkers, including some leading business law folks such as Richard Epstein and Jonathan Adler, among others, have signed a public statement: Freedom to Marry, Freedom to Dissent: Why We Must…
  • Apr 21

    State Crowdfunding Exemptions and Federal Law

    State Crowdfunding Exemptions and Federal Law
    The SEC has proposed, but not yet adopted, an exemption that would allow securities to be sold to the general public through crowdfunding. But a number of states have beat the SEC to the punch, adopting exemptions allowing securities to...
  • Apr 20

    ICYMI: Tweets from the past week (140420)

    ICYMI: Tweets from the past week (140420)
    Are poison pills appropriate in the age of shareholder activism? http://t.co/r40UEHaqvp by @StevenDavidoff— Epicurean Dealmaker (@EpicureanDeal) April 18, 2014 "Law & Economics Prof Blog" http://t.co/cB1A56VseC— Stefan…
Rank this Week: 134

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/
  • Apr 22

    Campaign Intervention Results in Revocation

    Campaign Intervention Results in Revocation
    The Patrick Henry Center, a (c)(3) with no apparent raison d'etre other than campaign intervention, has lost its tax exempt status because of, well . . . campaign intervention. The USA Today reported the story last Friday. The heavily…
  • Apr 22

    Draft Form 1023-EZ (streamlined 501(c)(3) application)

    Draft Form 1023-EZ (streamlined 501(c)(3) application)
    An observant attorney noticed that Treasury and the IRS have submitted a short version of IRS Form 1023, the Application for Recognition of Exemption Under IRC § 501(c)(3), for review by the Office of Management and Budget under the…
  • Apr 22

    Nonprofits Challenge Donor Disclosures Required by California AG, IRS, and FEC

    Nonprofits Challenge Donor Disclosures Required by California AG, IRS, and FEC
    A tax-exempt nonprofit that solicit contributions in California is challenging a demand from the California Attorney General's office that they provide unredacted copies of their IRS Form 990 Schedule B, which lists major donors. As most…
Rank this Week: 638

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
  • Apr 22

    Risk Management and the Board of Directors—An Update for 2014

    Risk Management and the Board of Directors—An Update for 2014
    Editor's Note: Martin Lipton is a founding partner of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, specializing in mergers and acquisitions and matters affecting corporate policy and strategy. This post is based on a Wachtell Lipton memorandum by Mr.…
  • Apr 22

    Chen v. Howard-Anderson: Delaware Court Issues Guidance Regarding M&A Transaction

    Chen v. Howard-Anderson: Delaware Court Issues Guidance Regarding M&A Transaction
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Eduardo Gallardo and Robert B. Little, partners in the Mergers and Acquisitions practice at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, and is based on a Gibson Dunn client alert by Mr. Little, Gregory…
  • Apr 22

    The New Financial Industry

    The New Financial Industry
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Tom C.W. Lin of Temple Law School. The recent discussions surrounding Michael Lewis’s new book, Flash Boys, revealed a profound and uncomfortable truth about modern finance to the…
Rank this Week: 189

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
  • Apr 22

    “Materiality Scrape” Provision

    “Materiality Scrape” Provision
    By: Scott Bleier A “Materiality scrape” provision reallocates indemnification risk from the buyer to the seller and should be reviewed by sellers and their legal counsel with a critical eye. Click here to read the…
  • Apr 14

    Delaware Increases Corporate Formation Taxe

    Delaware Increases Corporate Formation Taxe
    By: Joseph Marrow On Thursday, April 10, 2014, the Delaware legislature passed a new law, effective retroactively to January 1, 2014, which raises the annual corporate tax on limited liability companies, limited partnerships and general…
  • Apr 14

    Employment Law Clip: Internships – Paid or Unpaid?

    Employment Law Clip: Internships – Paid or Unpaid?
    Student internships have become increasingly popular, and while internships generally benefit employers and interns alike, there is uncertainty regarding whether internships may be paid or unpaid. MBBP Attorney Christopher Perry explains…
Rank this Week: 813

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Apr 22

    New FBR Report Provides Insight into Franchisees Who Buy Multiple Locations - Operation

    New FBR Report Provides Insight into Franchisees Who Buy Multiple Locations - Operation
    A fascinating new study released by the Franchise Business Review (FBR), a national franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction and franchise buyer experiences, provides insight into the…
  • Apr 22

    Can Facebook Reduce its Spam Content? - Marketing

    Can Facebook Reduce its Spam Content? - Marketing
    Social media giant Facebook is constantly updating its algorithm to keep users happy. The latest change is a crackdown on "like-baiting." Even if you don't recognize the term, you've seen this technique used by a lot of marketers:…
  • Apr 21

    Amazon Has Turned You the Customer Into an Unpaid Salesperson - Marketing

    Amazon Has Turned You the Customer Into an Unpaid Salesperson - Marketing
    Most companies know that product reviews can make or break a sale, and that customers have come to rely on word of mouth reviews, feedback, and opinions when making purchasing decisions. Amazon has taken this a step further and...
Rank this Week: 170

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

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

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
  • Apr 22

    Wanted: Real Estate Staff Attorney

    Wanted: Real Estate Staff Attorney
    The New York Office of Arent Fox LLP is seeking a Staff Attorney to draft and negotiate retail leases (tenant side) for Arent Fox’s highly acclaimed Fashion and Luxury Goods practice. Candidates must possess at least 5 years of…
  • Apr 21

    Fashion Counsel: What Fashion Brands Need to Know Before Sponsoring the World Cup and Olympics in Brazil

    Fashion Counsel: What Fashion Brands Need to Know Before Sponsoring the World Cup and Olympics in Brazil
    How to Navigate FIFA & IOC’s Extra IP Protection In this episode of Fashion Counsel, Anthony Lupo talks with Intellectual Property partner Cristina Carvalho about legal concerns fashion brands should consider when developing…
  • Apr 21

    What Fashion Brands Need to Know Before Sponsoring the World Cup and Olympics in Brazil

    What Fashion Brands Need to Know Before Sponsoring the World Cup and Olympics in Brazil
    How to Navigate FIFA & IOC’s Extra IP Protection In this episode of Fashion Counsel, Anthony Lupo talks with Intellectual Property partner Cristina Carvalho about legal concerns fashion brands should consider when developing…
Rank this Week: 1332

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Apr 22

    Inter-format competition among retailers: The role of private label products in market delineation

    Inter-format competition among retailers: The role of private label products in market delineation
    Justus Haucap, Ulrich Heimeshoff, Gordon J. Klein, Dennis Rickert, and Christian Wey analyze Inter-format competition among retailers: The role of private label products in market delineation. ABSTRACT: This paper analyses the extent of…
  • Apr 22

    Cooperating with the Competition: Efficient Patent Pooling and the Choice of a New Standard

    Cooperating with the Competition: Efficient Patent Pooling and the Choice of a New Standard
    Nancy Gallini (UBC) explores Cooperating with the Competition: Efficient Patent Pooling and the Choice of a New Standard. ABSTRACT: I examine the private and social efficiency of patent pools in a setting in which owners of intellectual…
  • Apr 22

    Explicit Collusion under Antitrust Enforcement

    Explicit Collusion under Antitrust Enforcement
    Igor Mouraviev (Center for Mathematical Economics, Bielefeld University) examines Explicit Collusion under Antitrust Enforcement. ABSTRACT: The article seeks to fill the gap between tacit and explicit collusion in a setting where firms…
Rank this Week: 42

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

Covers New Jersey business, labor and employment, estate planning and consumer law. By McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    New Jersey Home Purchase Closing

    New Jersey Home Purchase Closing
    Finding a home you want to buy and making an offer which is accepted by the seller is only the beginning of the process to purchase a home in New Jersey. The next step is signing a contract to purchase the home. The contract is a written…
  • Apr 17

    New Jersey's Sales Tax Exceptions and Anomalie

    New Jersey's Sales Tax Exceptions and Anomalie
    Sales taxes are an inevitable part of life in New Jersey, and indeed, across the country. Sales taxes make it possible for the state to fund important government programs and operations such as transportation infrastructures, aid to schools…
  • Apr 15

    New Jersey Make Major Revisions to it Limited LIability Company Law

    New Jersey Make Major Revisions to it Limited LIability Company Law
    The Legislature has recently made important changes to the laws governing New Jersey limited liability companies, which were effective March 1, 2014. The new revisions make drastic changes to the way New Jersey law treats limited liability…
Rank this Week: 1138

Central California Law Blog

Central California Law Blog

Discusses business, property and consumer debt issues. By Ken Jorgensen.

http://fresno-law.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    Nightmare Tenants: Two Years to Evict?

    Nightmare Tenants: Two Years to Evict?
    Nightmares For Landlords?Last year an important Landlord/Tenant case came out of Los Angeles.  (Martin-Bragg v. Moore (2013) 219 Cal.App.4th 367)  The issues in the case should give nightmares to California landlords of tenants with…
  • Apr 9

    Landlords Selling Tenant Occupied Property: Open Houses, Showings and Realtor

    Landlords Selling Tenant Occupied Property: Open Houses, Showings and Realtor
    California landlords wanting to sell their tenant occupied properties need to abide by the tenant rights found in California Civil Code Section 1954.  Essentially, landlords are allowed to show the property to prospective buyers so long…
  • Mar 26

    House of Horrors: Landlords Go To Jail For Outlandis Eviction Effort

    House of Horrors: Landlords Go To Jail For Outlandis Eviction Effort
    House of HorrorsPolice called a husband and wife that owned an apartment building San Francisco "landlords from hell."  The district attorney likened their actions to a plot line in a horror movie.  This landlord couple simply…
Rank this Week: 2094

My Distribution Law

My Distribution Law

Focuses on distribution law issues for manufacturers, wholesalers, dealers, and retailers. By Howard M. Ullman.

http://www.mydistributionlaw.com/
  • Apr 22

    Digital Content Producers (Still) Lack Antitrust Standing to Sue Wireless Carriers Over MMS

    Digital Content Producers (Still) Lack Antitrust Standing to Sue Wireless Carriers Over MMS
    In a prior post, I covered the district court’s decision in Davis v. AT&T Wireless Services, Inc.  There, the Central District of California dismissed antitrust claims against various wireless telephone companies and other…
  • Apr 8

    On the Difficulty of Dauberting Antitrust Economist

    On the Difficulty of Dauberting Antitrust Economist
    It’s difficult.  Despite a valiant effort, the defendants in In re: High-Tech Employee Antitrust Litigation, 2014 U.S. Dist. Lexis 47181 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 4, 2014) (Koh, J.), failed to exclude the expert testimony of…
  • Mar 31

    UC Hastings — Antitrust and IP

    UC Hastings — Antitrust and IP
    I’m pleased to have spoken today to a group of law students at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law on the intersection of antitrust and IP law.  It was nice to see an almost-full lecture hall — lots of…
Rank this Week: 1460

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    A bit more on Pom

    A bit more on Pom
    I wonder whether this was the first Supreme Court brief featuring a color picture?  Also, I should probably add a tag for Pom, same as I have for Google.  Feels a bit like giving in, though.Anyway: Transcript of oral argument, for…
  • Apr 22

    Reading list: consumer protection

    Reading list: consumer protection
    Reading list: Dee Pridgen, Wrecking Ball Disguised as Law Reform: ALEC's Model Act on Private Enforcement of Consumer Protection Statutes, 39 New York University Review of Law & Social Change (2015). Abstract:The consumer protection…
  • Apr 22

    I'm interviewed about Aereo

    I'm interviewed about Aereo
    In which I give my take on Aereo, albeit briefly and for a general audience. My pet theory is that the best way for the Court to rule for the broadcasters without screwing too much up would be to distinguish between avoidance of the cable…
Rank this Week: 108

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
Rank this Week: 2387

Business and Corporate Disputes

Business and Corporate Disputes

Features litigation information and insight for business owners, corporate management, directors, officers, members, managers, and shareholders. By Matt McKinney.

http://corporatedispute.com
  • Apr 22

    Can I Force My Iowa Corporation to Buy My Stock?

    Can I Force My Iowa Corporation to Buy My Stock?
    Minority shareholders seeking to exit an Iowa corporation frequently ask, “can I force my closely-held Iowa corporation to purchase my stock.”  A great question, but one that is frequently met with a variety of…
  • Apr 13

    Iowa Legislation Signed into Law in 2014 (so far…)

    Iowa Legislation Signed into Law in 2014 (so far…)
    Our readers frequently inquire about what new legislation Iowa’s legislature is passing and Iowa’s Governor, Terry E. Branstad, is signing into law.  While the 2014 legislative session has not yet…
  • Mar 23

    Showing Shareholders the Money in Iowa Corporation

    Showing Shareholders the Money in Iowa Corporation
    Are Iowa corporations required to disclose financial information to shareholders? Iowa law requires Iowa corporations to provide certain financial information to their shareholders.  In particular, Iowa Code Section 490.1620 mandates…
Rank this Week: 2251

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
  • Apr 22

    Mistakes of Do It Yourselfers – Incorporation/LLC

    Mistakes of Do It Yourselfers – Incorporation/LLC
    Not too long ago a few attorneys and I got together and created the following list of mistakes Do It Yourselfers make. *Incorporation/LLC* 1.       Not doing a name check or reservation (website is not real time)…
  • Apr 17

    What Do You Do If Husband And Wife Both Retain You?

    What Do You Do If Husband And Wife Both Retain You?
    What do you do if husband and wife both retain you, pay a nice deposit and then separate, file for divorce and demand the money back? Well, most people would tell me to give the money back.  OK.  But to … Continue reading…
  • Apr 15

    Do Cops Get It Wrong?

    Do Cops Get It Wrong?
    Absolutely.  I won’t go into all the conscious and unconscious biases cops have.  (But if you Google “witness lineup issues” or read Balko’s blog in the Washington Post you can see a lot of it.)  But…
Rank this Week: 1601

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/
  • Apr 22

    Tax Court Rules Trusts Can Be Real Estate Professional

    Tax Court Rules Trusts Can Be Real Estate Professional
    The United States Tax Court has recently released a decision in Frank Aragona Trust v. Commissioner that will affect tax planning for many trusts that own businesses or hold real estate. In that case, a trust operated rental real…
  • Apr 14

    Nebraska Legislature Expands Homestead Exemption Eligibility

    Nebraska Legislature Expands Homestead Exemption Eligibility
    The Nebraska legislature recently passed a bill which will allow more Nebraska homeowners to use the homestead exemption for real property taxes. The Nebraska homestead exemption phases out as a taxpayer’s income increases. Under prior…
  • Apr 10

    What Do I Do If I Have a Tax Dispute With the IRS?

    What Do I Do If I Have a Tax Dispute With the IRS?
    That’s going to depend on what type of dispute you have. If the dispute is based on a previously-filed tax return, the first thing I would recommend is to go back to the person who prepared your return. A lot…Read more ›
Rank this Week: 3059

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/
  • Apr 22

    A Respite from after-hours Work Email

    A Respite from after-hours Work Email
    In France, two labor unions and two corporate business groups have signed an agreement guaranteeing managers eleven consecutive hours of “rest” per day. During these eleven hours, managers are not to “check or feel pressured to check”…
  • Apr 22

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 723 Aftermarketfailure: Windows XP's End of Support Andrew Tutt Yale University - Information Society Project 2 331 Will Ticket…
  • Apr 21

    Blog 1, General Mills 0

    Blog 1, General Mills 0
    On Thursday, we posted about General Mills' new arbitration policy. On Friday, the blog was disabled by a series of Denial of Service attacks. Coincidence? Certainly. Still, on Saturday, the New York Times reported that General Mills has…
Rank this Week: 147

Philadelphia Business Lawyer Blog

Philadelphia Business Lawyer Blog

By Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt, P.C.

http://www.philadelphiabusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Top 3 Mistakes Companies Make with IT Security Program

    Top 3 Mistakes Companies Make with IT Security Program
    I came across an interesting blog that was posted by a professional hacker whose job is to find vulnerabilities in top corporations' IT security. His official title is "penetration tester". Rather than just summarize what is already a short…
  • Apr 1

    DO I NEED TO FILE AN S ELECTION IN PENNSYLVANIA - LEGAL RESEARCH ON YOUR OWN: A FOOL AND HIS MONEY ARE SOON PARTED

    DO I NEED TO FILE AN S ELECTION IN PENNSYLVANIA - LEGAL RESEARCH ON YOUR OWN: A FOOL AND HIS MONEY ARE SOON PARTED
    These are dangerous times to be starting your new business. The economy is tight, money is not readily available and your legal budget is next to nil. You've heard that you need to incorporate to protect your family assets and you keep…
  • Mar 4

    WHISTLEBLOWER AWARDS IN EXCESS OF $14 MILLION IN 2013

    WHISTLEBLOWER AWARDS IN EXCESS OF $14 MILLION IN 2013
    The SEC's Office of the Whistleblower (OWB) awarded individuals over $14 million in 2013 for their "significant and original contributions" to successful enforcement of the securities laws. The OWB is now in its 3rd full year and the number…
Rank this Week: 4640

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/
  • Apr 22

    Globalized deals, globalized lawyer

    Globalized deals, globalized lawyer
    If it wasn't already obvious to you we live in a global economy in which almost all deals of any significant size will have global regulatory implications. Take for example, Microsoft's pending acquisition of the Nokia handset business…
  • Apr 18

    Bust-up candidates not just an 80s thing

    Bust-up candidates not just an 80s thing
    Many of the cases we study in my M&A course and in Corporations stem from the mid-1980s when the "bust-up deal" was the order of the day. It's often surprising to law students that a corporation might be "worth more...
  • Apr 17

    China's odd approach to merger regulation

    China's odd approach to merger regulation
    You may have already seen this story involving the Glencore/Xstrata merger. The merger of Glencore and Xstrata created the world’s fourth-largest mining company and largest commodities trader when it was finalized last year. But as a…
Rank this Week: 58

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Apr 22

    The Evolution of Executive Compensation and the Impact of Say on Pay

    The Evolution of Executive Compensation and the Impact of Say on Pay
    The NYT published a pair of pieces on executive compensation. One looked at the amount (a 9% increase in the median) and the other looked at the metrics used to determine the amount. Other articles have suggested that companies use a wide…
  • Apr 21

    Anonymous Whistleblower Awarded $14 Million by the SEC

    Anonymous Whistleblower Awarded $14 Million by the SEC
    On October 1, 2013, the SEC awarded more than $14 million to an anonymous whistleblower whose information led to an enforcement action that recovered substantial investor funds. This was the largest award granted since the whistleblower…
  • Apr 19

    Wagner v. Royal Bank of Scotland: Court Denies Motion to Dismiss Claim for Alleged 16(b) Violation

    Wagner v. Royal Bank of Scotland: Court Denies Motion to Dismiss Claim for Alleged 16(b) Violation
    In Wagner v. Royal Bank of Scotland Grp. PLC, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York denied a motion to dismiss Jeff Wagner's (the "Plaintiff") claim to recover short-swing profits generated by defendants,…
Rank this Week: 59

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Apr 22

    D&O Policy Excluding “Receiver” Claims Bars Coverage for FDIC Failed Bank Lawsuit

    D&O Policy Excluding “Receiver” Claims Bars Coverage for FDIC Failed Bank Lawsuit
    In an interesting April 7, 2014 opinion (here), Magistrate Judge Stanley A. Boone of the Eastern District of California, applying California law, held that a D&O insurance policy’s insured vs. insured exclusion precludes coverage…
  • Apr 21

    Flash Boys Litigation: High Frequency Traders, Brokers and Securities Exchanges Hit With Securities Suit

    Flash Boys Litigation: High Frequency Traders, Brokers and Securities Exchanges Hit With Securities Suit
    The topic of high frequency trading has dominated the business headlines since the late March publication of Michael Lewis’s new book, “Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt.”  The SEC, the U.S. Department of Justice and the…
  • Apr 21

    The Latest Stockpile of Readers’ Mug Shot

    The Latest Stockpile of Readers’ Mug Shot
    Because the latest round of mug shots is long overdue, quite a backlog of pictures has built up. The latest round of readers’ photos may be a bit late but it may also be one of the best collections yet.   Readers will recall that…
Rank this Week: 340

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/
  • Apr 22

    Corp Fin Issues New “Legend for Twitter” & “Retweeting” Guidance

    Corp Fin Issues New “Legend for Twitter” & “Retweeting” Guidance
    Yesterday, Corp Fin issued 2 new Compliance & Disclosure Interpretations dealing with social media. The first CDI deals with how to affix legends to tweets & other social media communications. The second CDI deals with retweeting or…
  • Apr 21

    Transcript: “Rural/Metro and Claims for Aiding & Abetting Breaches of Fiduciary Duty”

    Transcript: “Rural/Metro and Claims for Aiding & Abetting Breaches of Fiduciary Duty”
    We have posted the transcript for our popular webcast: “Rural/Metro and Claims for Aiding & Abetting Breaches of Fiduciary Duty.”
  • Apr 16

    Delaware: Another Market Check & Disclosure Decision

    Delaware: Another Market Check & Disclosure Decision
    Here’s an excerpt from this Gibson Dunn memo: On April 8, 2014, Vice Chancellor Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery issued an opinion addressing the reasonableness of a “market check” as well as required proxy…
Rank this Week: 1914

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Apr 22

    Why I Don’t Like Corp Fin’s New “Legend for Twitter” Guidance

    Why I Don’t Like Corp Fin’s New “Legend for Twitter” Guidance
    Yesterday, Corp Fin issued 2 new Compliance & Disclosure Interpretations dealing with social media. The first CDI deals with how to affix legends to tweets & other social media communications. The second CDI deals with retweeting or…
  • Apr 21

    18 Cool Things About Spectra Energy’s ’14 Proxy Statement

    18 Cool Things About Spectra Energy’s ’14 Proxy Statement
    In this 2-minute video, there are 18 great ways that Spectra Energy enhances the usability of its 2014 proxy statement (compare to last year’s proxy): Say-on-Pay: 3rd & 4th Failures Over the last week, Cogent Communications Group…
  • Apr 18

    More on the Conflict Minerals Ruling: What is En Banc Review?

    More on the Conflict Minerals Ruling: What is En Banc Review?
    More on the Conflict Minerals Ruling: What is En Banc Review? As I noted when the U.S. Court of Appeals decision came out earlier this week in National Association of Manufacturers, et al. v. Securities and Exchange Commission, one of...
Rank this Week: 365

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Apr 22

    5 Key Tips for Encouraging Internal Whistleblower

    5 Key Tips for Encouraging Internal Whistleblower
    In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Lawson v. FMR, LLC, whistleblower claims against U.S. companies are likely to rise. As previously discussed, the Court ruled that the whistleblower protections of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act…
  • Apr 21

    Is Your Favorite Brew Really a “Craft” Beer?

    Is Your Favorite Brew Really a “Craft” Beer?
    The number of craft breweries in the United States has skyrocketed in recent years. Most recently, the monks of St. Joseph Abbey, located in a small Massachusetts town, made headlines by introducing the first and only certified Trappist ale…
  • Apr 18

    Is a Federal Data Breach Notification Law on the Horizon?

    Is a Federal Data Breach Notification Law on the Horizon?
    Nearly all 50 states have data breach notification laws in place. Generally, these laws dictate how private and government entities must notify individuals of data breaches involving personally identifiable information, commonly referred to…
Rank this Week: 532

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: 303

Alixe Cormick: Small Cap Lawyer

Alixe Cormick: Small Cap Lawyer

Focuses on Canadian and United States securities law matters of interest to micro and small cap companies.

http://www.alixecormick.com
  • Apr 21

    How Much Does an Offering Memorandum Cost?

    How Much Does an Offering Memorandum Cost?
    By Alixe Cormick Asking what the “all-in-costs” are for preparing an offering memorandum (an OM) is like asking how much it costs to build a house. A new 4,000 square foot custom-built house in West Vancouver, BC will cost more…
  • Apr 17

    Where You Can Find the Proposed Canadian Equity Crowdfunding Rules and Form

    Where You Can Find the Proposed Canadian Equity Crowdfunding Rules and Form
      By Alixe Cormick In Canada, two crowdfunding specific exemption proposals are out for public comment: a start-up crowdfunding exemption and an integrated crowdfunding exemption. Six provinces (including Saskatchewan) are…
  • Apr 15

    The Northwestern Exemption: How Unregistered Selling Agents (Finders) Sell Securities out West

    The Northwestern Exemption: How Unregistered Selling Agents (Finders) Sell Securities out West
      By Alixe Cormick Issuers need two exemptions when selling exempt market securities.  ONE exemption, which provides relief from the obligation to file a prospectus and register the securities to be sold,[1] and a SECOND…
Rank this Week: 2547

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

Covers constitutional law, copyright/technology, corporate law, criminal law, free speech, genetic testing, international law, national security and more.

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Apr 21

    Eric Posner on Russia and US Bank Sanction

    Eric Posner on Russia and US Bank Sanction
    On his blog, Posner gets input from a colleague on whether Russia can oppose U.S. bank sanctions through the WTO.
  • Apr 18

    End-of-Week Blog Roundup

    End-of-Week Blog Roundup
    Eric Posner discusses dignity as a value in cost-benefit analysis and recent Russian stock prices; Brian Leiter discusses a dispute over faculty pay at Oregon; and Will Baude has two posts on the credibility of law enforcement officials and…
  • Apr 15

    Monday/Tuesday Blog Roundup

    Monday/Tuesday Blog Roundup
    Eric Posner posts on Russia's invocation of 'civil war' in Ukraine and shares a response to his post on social security overpayments; Will Baude looks at a recent case in which police were caught lying; and Richard Epstein discusses…
Rank this Week: 950

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
  • Apr 21

    Patent Law Historical Observations: Oil and Ga

    Patent Law Historical Observations: Oil and Ga
    By McCarthy Tétrault LLP The following article by Steven Tanner and Timothy Ellam may be of interest to readers of this blog: Patent Law Historical Observations: Oil and Gas We recently posted an article reviewing the year past in oil…
  • Apr 21

    This Week at the SCC (18/04/2014)

    This Week at the SCC (18/04/2014)
    By Hovsep Afarian A Commentary on Recent Legal Developments by the Opinions Group of McCarthy Tétrault LLP The Supreme Court of Canada denied leave to appeal this week in two cases of interest to Canadian business. In Re Nortel…
  • Apr 13

    This Week at the SCC (11/04/2014)

    This Week at the SCC (11/04/2014)
    A Commentary on Recent Legal Developments by the Opinions Group of McCarthy Tétrault LLPBy Anthony Alexander This week, the Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to appeal in one case, and denied leave to appeal in two…
Rank this Week: 4124

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

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

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Apr 21

    RBS Posts Ridiculous Article + Disclaimer

    RBS Posts Ridiculous Article + Disclaimer
    A friend recently showed me a ridiculous article that RBS posted on its website last year. (Please see The five trends shaping Germany to 2030.) That post isn’t ridiculous because of The post RBS Posts Ridiculous Article +…
  • Apr 17

    Plagiarism and Copyright Infringement – Two Sides of the Same Coin

    Plagiarism and Copyright Infringement – Two Sides of the Same Coin
    This post compares plagiarism and copyright infringement. It is prompted by a Quora question that I answered several months ago. (See Have your ideas or works ever been plagiarized? What The post Plagiarism and Copyright Infringement –…
  • Apr 14

    Kickstarter Rejects Foreign Entrepreneur

    Kickstarter Rejects Foreign Entrepreneur
    Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Recently, I have seen a surge of interest among foreign companies wishing to set up Kickstarter projects in the US. This post The post Kickstarter Rejects Foreign Entrepreneurs appeared…
Rank this Week: 1666

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/
  • Apr 21

    C&M Lawyers Conduct Live Webinar on IP Rules on Wednesday, April 23

    C&M Lawyers Conduct Live Webinar on IP Rules on Wednesday, April 23
    On Wednesday, April 23rd at 1 PM Eastern, join our government contracts attorneys for a webinar entitled: “Intellectual Property Rules in Government Contracts Legal Update: Know Your Technical Data and Patent Rights.” During this…
  • Apr 16

    GSA Schedule Contracting: Has Selling to DoD Just Gotten Harder?

    GSA Schedule Contracting: Has Selling to DoD Just Gotten Harder?
    On March 13, 2014, the Department of Defense issued a memorandum titled “Class Deviation – Determination of Fair and Reasonable Prices When Using Federal Supply Schedule Contracts.”  This memorandum directs DoD…
  • Apr 15

    In-Sourcing News – Fisher-Cal Appeal Denied

    In-Sourcing News – Fisher-Cal Appeal Denied
    A little over two years ago, I wrote a blog post about the D.C. District Court decision in Fisher-Cal Indus., Inc. v. United States, 839 F. Supp. 2d 218, 219 (D.D.C. 2012), which held that district courts lack jurisdiction over in-sourcing…
Rank this Week: 1287

New York Business Lawyer Blog

New York Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business operations, debt collection, and contract disputes. By the Law Firm of Grasing & Associates.

http://www.newyorkbusinesslawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3766

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Partnership Litigation

    Partnership Litigation
    Partnership disputes are very common and can be caused by a number of reasons. They can potentially destroy a business if not handled properly and sour personal relationships that may have lasted for years. A partnership is two or more…
  • Apr 14

    How Can Mediation Be Used in Business Disputes?

    How Can Mediation Be Used in Business Disputes?
    The court system is a way to resolve disputes that parties cannot resolve amongst themselves. It is a very costly system, in financial resources and time and energy not spent running your business. The vast majority of business litigation…
  • Apr 7

    Contract Enforcement in California

    Contract Enforcement in California
    Business couldn’t be conducted and businesses couldn’t exist without contracts of one kind or another. A contract is a binding agreement between parties for an exchange of things or services. It can be an exchange of money for a…
Rank this Week: 2167

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

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

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1942

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/
  • Apr 21

    Women 8(a) Applicants Don’t Need “Smoking Gun” Evidence Of Bias, Says SBA OHA

    Women 8(a) Applicants Don’t Need “Smoking Gun” Evidence Of Bias, Says SBA OHA
    A woman does not need to provide the SBA with “smoking gun” evidence of bias in order to be considered socially disadvantaged for purposes of her company’s application to the 8(a) program. In a recent decision, the SBA…
  • Apr 18

    Moving SDVOSB Verification To SBA Would Save $5 Million Annually, Says CBO

    Moving SDVOSB Verification To SBA Would Save $5 Million Annually, Says CBO
    Moving SDVOSB verification from the VA to the SBA would save approximately $5 million annually, according to a recent cost estimate issued by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office. The CBO concludes that implementing the Improving…
  • Apr 15

    GAO Bid Protests: No Small Business Size Challenges (Usually)

    GAO Bid Protests: No Small Business Size Challenges (Usually)
    To regular SmallGovCon readers this may seem obvious, but protesters keep doing it, so it deserves a post. By “it,” I mean filing small business size challenges as part of GAO bid protests.  As demonstrated once again in a…
Rank this Week: 1927

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

Covers business, employment, trust & estates family, real estate, regulatory compliance and utility law. By Sullivan & Ward, PC.

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Man-imony? The Changing Face of Alimony

    Man-imony? The Changing Face of Alimony
    Although the word "alimony" is not used in the Iowa Code, the terms "alimony" and "spousal support" are interchangable.  Alimony is stipend to a spouse in lieu of the other spouse's legal obligation for support.  In Re Marriage of…
  • Apr 15

    Cats, Dogs and No Contact Orders.

    Cats, Dogs and No Contact Orders.
     In the coming months, victims of domestic abuse may have one less deterrent from seeking out necessary help and protection. Under Senate File 2118, "pets or companion animals owned or held" by the parties to a domestic abuse protective…
  • Apr 11

    Conducting an Investigation

    Conducting an Investigation
    An employee just made a complaint of harassment or discrimination. You know you have a duty, as the employer, to investigate the employee’s complaint, but aren’t entirely sure how to conduct the investigation. Here are a few…
Rank this Week: 4464

iVLG Business Law Blog

iVLG Business Law Blog

Covers news, strategy and legal services of businesses and entrepreneurs. By inVigor Law Group PLLC.

http://www.invigorlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 21

    Contingent Contracts: a Valuable Tool When Negotiating Agreement

    Contingent Contracts: a Valuable Tool When Negotiating Agreement
    When you are negotiating an agreement, there are all sorts of ways contract discussions can break down. Often when negotiations become difficult, a contingent contract is a compromise that can lead to a mutually beneficial resolution. What Is…
  • Apr 16

    Understanding Contract Terms (Post 11): Counterpart

    Understanding Contract Terms (Post 11): Counterpart
    We continue the Understanding Contract Terms series by explaining counterparts clauses. Most contracts include some form of counterparts clause. Counterparts clauses are important to understand when you need to determine how a contract can be…
  • Apr 10

    Hedge Fund Series I Part 3 I The High-Water Mark Provision

    Hedge Fund Series I Part 3 I The High-Water Mark Provision
    This is our third post in our series on understanding hedge funds. Today, we will be discussing the specifics of the high-water provision and how it seeks to provide proper incentives and fair compensation for both parties to a hedge fund. As…
Rank this Week: 2160

The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

Covers licensing, permitting, advertising, labeling and distribution issues affecting the brewing industry. By Reiser Legal LLC.

http://brewerylaw.com
Rank this Week: 4593

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
  • Apr 21

    Sometimes You’re Legally Right and Legally Wrong

    Sometimes You’re Legally Right and Legally Wrong
    The following is a guest blog by Alan M. Goldberg of the Law Office of Alan Goldberg. Alan’s practice includes Appeals, Civil Trials, and Family Law. You can follow Alan on Twitter @AlanMGoldberg. The law can have some seemingly unfair…
  • Apr 18

    Refreshing Recollection in Court

    Refreshing Recollection in Court
    It’s common for witnesses forget facts while testifying—often due to nerves and sometimes due to selective memory. The good news is that you can use almost any item to refresh a witness’s recollection. A common way to…
  • Apr 16

    Free, Open-Source, and Possibly Risky

    Free, Open-Source, and Possibly Risky
    Once an exception, the use of free and open-source software (FOSS) in commercial software products has become the rule. FOSS is particularly attractive to resource-strapped companies looking to avoid high software development costs or…
Rank this Week: 3047

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/
  • Apr 21

    Father’s Dead-Hand Control of LLCs Frustrates Sons’ Takeover of Realty Empire

    Father’s Dead-Hand Control of LLCs Frustrates Sons’ Takeover of Realty Empire
    You won't want to miss the discussion of Justice Charles Ramos' recent decision in Serota v. Scimone in this week's New York Business Divorce involving a family feud triggered by a management agreement given by the late founder of a real…
  • Apr 14

    Legal Battle Over Board Seats Splits Neighbors in Manhattan Co-op

    Legal Battle Over Board Seats Splits Neighbors in Manhattan Co-op
    Tenant-shareholders in co-op apartments occasionally fall into the same kinds of internal disputes over corporate governance experienced by shareholders in any other kind of closely held corporation. This week's New York Business Divorce…
  • Apr 7

    Novel Ruling on Advancement in LLC Dissolution Case “Levels the Playing Field”

    Novel Ruling on Advancement in LLC Dissolution Case “Levels the Playing Field”
    Justice Stephen Bucaria's recent decision in PFT Technology LLC v. Wieser is one of only a handful of rulings by New York courts addressing the right to advancement of legal fees in litigation among members of a limited liability company.…
Rank this Week: 1115

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Apr 21

    213 law firm jobs cut since January

    213 law firm jobs cut since January
    Seven prominent law firms have confirmed layoffs this year affecting an estimated 213 jobs. The Am Law Daily did the math and found that five out of six of the job cuts were support positions. It’s “looking a lot like layoff…
  • Apr 18

    3 keys to crisis management for general counsel

    3 keys to crisis management for general counsel
    By building the right team, establishing roles, and keeping lines of communication open, general counsel will be able to successfully guide a company through any crisis. The post 3 keys to crisis management for general counsel appeared on…
  • Apr 17

    Strategies for Dealing with Office Food Pusher

    Strategies for Dealing with Office Food Pusher
    By Megan Grandinetti, Esq. The Lawyer’s Health Coach One of my clients (“Sara”) recently hired me to help her deal with a new kind of pressure she was experiencing at her new law firm.  Sara went from Big Law to Tiny…
Rank this Week: 157