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Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 25

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    Failing to disclose refund policy does not make price claims literally false

    Failing to disclose refund policy does not make price claims literally false
    First Data Merchant Services Corp. v. SecurityMetrics, Inc., --- Fed.Appx. ----, 2016 WL 7010889, No. 15-2301, No. 15-2364 (4thCir. Dec. 1, 2016)Lower court opinion discussed here.  The court of appeals affirmed the district…
  • Dec 2

    Saving people, suing things: TM lawsuit over -hunter suffix continue

    Saving people, suing things: TM lawsuit over -hunter suffix continue
    Kenyon v. Clare, No. 16-cv-00191, 2016 WL 6995661 (M.D. Tenn. Nov. 29, 2016)Sherrilyn Kenyon sued Cassandra Clare alleging trademark/copyright violations arising from Clare’s books, the “Shadowhunter Series”; this opinion…
  • Dec 2

    Ugly facts doom "Life is Beautiful" infringement claim: fraud on the PTO bars claim

    Ugly facts doom "Life is Beautiful" infringement claim: fraud on the PTO bars claim
    Amusement Art, LLC v. Life Is Beautiful, LLC, 2016 WL 6998566, No. 14-cv-08290 (C.D. Cal. Nov. 29, 2016)Defendant LIB hosts the Life is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas. In developing the festival’s style, founder Rehan Choudhry…
Rank this Week: 152

DealBook

DealBook

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

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
Rank this Week: 4

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
  • Dec 2

    4 Tips to Get the Jury Excited About Your Expert

    4 Tips to Get the Jury Excited About Your Expert
    Don’t treat the qualification of your expert as a mere formality. The expert’s qualifications should convince jurors that they’re fortunate to have someone as qualified as the expert to assist them in deciding the case and…
  • Nov 30

    Are Your Employees Inventing on the Job? Tips for Drafting Invention Assignment Agreement

    Are Your Employees Inventing on the Job? Tips for Drafting Invention Assignment Agreement
    Who owns an employee’s inventions? This is an issue that’s vitally important to many businesses, particularly those in the tech industry. Most companies are taking a proactive step by requiring employees to sign invention…
  • Nov 28

    Fee Agreements: Say What You Won’t Be Doing

    Fee Agreements: Say What You Won’t Be Doing
    Many times you can anticipate related services that you don’t intend to provide under the existing fee agreement with the client, but that the client might want provided. Like when you’re retained to negotiate a dispute, but not…
Rank this Week: 552

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

Provides practical insights from quantitative legal research on corporate law, capital markets, finance, and mergers & acquisitions, as well as law schools and legal education. By Professor Robert Anderson.

http://witnesseth.typepad.com
  • Dec 2

    Breaking down the California bar exam

    Breaking down the California bar exam
    The July 2016 California bar exam data came out a couple of weeks ago and the results were rough. Only about 42% of those who took the exam passed, which is a multi-decade low. In this short post, I break down some information about the bar…
  • Nov 30

    Law Schools Ranked by Employment

    Law Schools Ranked by Employment
    On Tuesday The Faculty Lounge carried a post by Dan Filler ranking law schools using ABA employment data. The ranking included a few oddities, such as Kentucky Law being tied for #2 and Georgetown Law being tied for #78. I think these types…
  • Jul 26

    Google Scholar releases 2016 journal rankings, controversy ensue

    Google Scholar releases 2016 journal rankings, controversy ensue
    On July 14, Google released the 2016 version of its Google Scholar rankings of journals. Bryce C. Newell collected the rankings for flagship law reviews in a post on Prawfsblawg. Brian Leiter colorfully refers to the rankings as "BS,"…
Rank this Week: 1596

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Dec 2

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for December 2

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for December 2
    These are some of the compliance related stories that recently caught my attention. Trump Risk Factors Begin to Appear in SEC Documents by Steve Quinlivan in Dodd-Frank.com Risk factors related to uncertainties resulting from possible…
  • Dec 1

    Bold and Unrelenting SEC Enforcement

    Bold and Unrelenting SEC Enforcement
    We are in a time of transition at the Securities and Exchange Commission. There are two vacancies on the Commission and Chair Mary Jo White has announced her departure. Although there are changes coming to the highest level of the SEC, the…
  • Nov 30

    “May” or “Will” is Less Important Than Completene

    “May” or “Will” is Less Important Than Completene
    The Robare case popped to my attention last year because the Securities and Exchange Commission was focused on the use of the word “may” instead of “will” as adequate disclose of a fee arrangement. My eyes rolled at…
Rank this Week: 678

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/
  • Dec 2

    Tire Company Can’t Compel Arbitration in China Under Expired Contract

    Tire Company Can’t Compel Arbitration in China Under Expired Contract
    Yesterday, in Linglong Americas, Inc. v. Horizon Tire, Inc., a unanimous panel of the Sixth Circuit rejected a tire manufacturer’s attempt to compel arbitration of claims in China under a contract that had already expired.  The…
  • Nov 28

    Sixth Circuit Issues Split FCA Decision in Fracking Case

    Sixth Circuit Issues Split FCA Decision in Fracking Case
    In United States ex rel. Harper v. Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, a divided panel of the Sixth Circuit interpreted the 2010 amendments to the False Claims Act (FCA) and affirmed the district court’s dismissal of…
  • Nov 22

    Sixth Circuit, Enforcing Notice of Appeal Rule, Denies Challenge to $225M Auto Part Price Fixing Settlement

    Sixth Circuit, Enforcing Notice of Appeal Rule, Denies Challenge to $225M Auto Part Price Fixing Settlement
    On Friday, the Sixth Circuit refused to overturn a $225 million settlement deal reached between end-payor plaintiffs and auto parts makers accused of price fixing. Two objectors to the deal had asked the court to review a June order by U.S.…
Rank this Week: 3888

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Dec 2

    4 Keys to Mastering the Art of Delegation

    4 Keys to Mastering the Art of Delegation
    Advice for business-owners that can easily translate to the daily life of in-house counsel: “When running a business, the perpetual, though eternally unattainable goal, is to make yourself dispensable. All too often, business owners…
  • Dec 1

    8 Habits Of Happy Job Seeker

    8 Habits Of Happy Job Seeker
    If you’ve been playing the job search game for a month or a year you know how difficult it can be – here are some habits of happy job seekers that may help you on... The post 8 Habits Of Happy Job Seekers appeared first on…
  • Nov 30

    In-House: Where the Buck Stops With You

    In-House: Where the Buck Stops With You
    For many law firm lawyers, life may not always be on the front-lines as the key decision-maker on a deal or material case.  In-house can be quite different – and a place where the buck... The post In-House: Where the Buck Stops…
Rank this Week: 250

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Dec 2

    Merger Guidelines for Bidding Market

    Merger Guidelines for Bidding Market
    Philippe Gagnepain (CES) and David Martimort (PSE - Paris-Jourdan Sciences Economiques) discuss Merger Guidelines for Bidding Markets. ABSTRACT: We propose merger guidelines for bidding markets through the construction of a simple test. It is…
  • Dec 2

    Incentive Fees and Competition in Pension Funds: Evidence from a Regulatory Experiment

    Incentive Fees and Competition in Pension Funds: Evidence from a Regulatory Experiment
    Assaf Hamdani; Eugene Kandel; Yevgeny Mugerman; and Yishay Yafeh explore Incentive Fees and Competition in Pension Funds: Evidence from a Regulatory Experiment. ABSTRACT: Concerned with excessive risk taking, regulators worldwide generally…
  • Dec 1

    Does competition in the out-patient sector improve quality of medical care? Evidence from administrative data

    Does competition in the out-patient sector improve quality of medical care? Evidence from administrative data
    Stroka-Wetsch, Magdalena A. ; Talmann, Anna ; Linder, Roland ask Does competition in the out-patient sector improve quality of medical care? Evidence from administrative data. ABSTRACT: We use administrative data from the largest sickness…
Rank this Week: 73

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Dec 2

    How Will the SEC Reach Quorum With Only Two Commissioners?

    How Will the SEC Reach Quorum With Only Two Commissioners?
    Recently, a member asked why doesn’t SEC Chair White cram in a bunch of rulemakings while she can. Putting aside how she likely would be sensitive to the optics of that, I reminded the member that Commissioner Piwowar can stop any…
  • Dec 1

    Financial Choice Act: Death to Interpretive Guidance at the Commission Level?

    Financial Choice Act: Death to Interpretive Guidance at the Commission Level?
    Recently, I blogged about how Section 631 of the Financial Choice Act would seriously damage the SEC’s ability to conduct rulemaking. If that didn’t move you, try Section 412 on for size: The notice and comment requirements of…
  • Nov 30

    Our Regulatory Framework: The Impact of a Trump Presidency

    Our Regulatory Framework: The Impact of a Trump Presidency
    In this 14-minute podcast, Aaron Cutler – a Hogan Lovells Partner & Former Senior Advisor to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor – discusses what the future holds in Washington DC for corporate & market regulation,…
Rank this Week: 2270

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/
  • Dec 2

    Faith and Work in Universitie

    Faith and Work in Universitie
    Earlier, I focused on the faith and work movement in churches, and I plan to add to that post over coming weeks. In this post, I will start aggregating information on faith and work in universities. I plan to list...
  • Dec 2

    See you next week

    See you next week
    I'm in the midst of grading 110 exams while traveling on an ill-timed but worthwhile weekend trip to an orphanage in Haiti. I'm sure you can feel my pain. I'll see you next week with some possible reflections on corporate...
  • Dec 1

    Taxing Operation Gold

    Taxing Operation Gold
    Many thanks to Haskell Murray and the Business Law Prof Blog editorial crew for inviting me to serve as a guest blogger during the final countdown to 2017. For the next few weeks, I’d like to share some of my...
Rank this Week: 356

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/
  • Dec 2

    Antitrust: Non-Solicits & Comp Diligence Under New Guideline

    Antitrust: Non-Solicits & Comp Diligence Under New Guideline
    As this Sheppard Mullin blog notes, the FTC & DOJ recently issued guidance warning companies about entering into agreements not to solicit employees and about sharing employment-related data with competitors.  This Cooley…
  • Dec 1

    Shareholder Activism: The Rise of Institutional Engagement

    Shareholder Activism: The Rise of Institutional Engagement
    This NY Times’ “Deal Professor” column notes the rise of shareholder engagement strategies & the consultants who advise on them. As institutions become more assertive about governance, companies are…
  • Nov 30

    Delaware: Recent Cases Interpreting Corwin

    Delaware: Recent Cases Interpreting Corwin
    This Skadden memo discusses several recent Delaware Chancery Court cases interpreting Corwin’s path to business judgment rule review for post-closing damage claims.  Here are some of the key takeaways: In Larkin, Vice…
Rank this Week: 2273

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
  • Dec 2

    Proxy Access Test Drive Hits a Wall

    Proxy Access Test Drive Hits a Wall
    You probably recall that, on November 9, 2016, GAMCO Asset Management Inc. (entity affiliated with activist investor Mario Gabelli) and certain affiliates used the proxy access bylaws recently adopted at National Fuel Gas Company, an…
  • Dec 2

    Why Enron Remains Relevant

    Why Enron Remains Relevant
    The fifteenth anniversary of the Enron bankruptcy (December 2, 2001) provides an excellent opportunity for the general counsel to review with a new generation of corporate officers and directors the problematic board conduct that proved to…
  • Dec 2

    Weekly Roundup: November 25–December 1, 2016

    Weekly Roundup: November 25–December 1, 2016
    When Is a “Final Offer” Not Final? Posted by Charlie Geffen, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, on Friday, November 25, 2016 Tags: Bidders, International governance, Mergers & acquisitions, Offer pricing, Takeovers, Target firms,…
Rank this Week: 64

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/
  • Dec 2

    Unregistered Sales Of Certificates Of Deposit

    Unregistered Sales Of Certificates Of Deposit
    Last spring, the California Department of Business Oversight warned consumers that two related companies have been offering unlicensed online securities broker-dealer services and “unregistered sales of certificates of deposit…
  • Dec 1

    Court Rules Fixed Income Annuity Is Not A Security Under The CSL

    Court Rules Fixed Income Annuity Is Not A Security Under The CSL
    Because annuity contracts involve the payment of money in the expectation of future payments, one might conclude that they are securities within the meaning of the California Corporate Securities Law of 1968.  Evidently, that is what Mr.…
  • Nov 30

    California’s Private Fund Adviser Exemption

    California’s Private Fund Adviser Exemption
    Before the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010, many advisers to alternative investment vehicles, such as hedge funds, private-equity funds, and venture capital funds relied on the Section 203(b)(3) exemption from registration under the…
Rank this Week: 322

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Dec 1

    Home Depot Data Breach Derivative Lawsuit Dismissed

    Home Depot Data Breach Derivative Lawsuit Dismissed
    For some time now, many commentators (including me) have been predicting that as a result of rising numbers of companies experiencing date breaches that there would be a resulting wave of D&O lawsuits. Indeed, there have been a small…
  • Nov 30

    Football Player’s Concussion Claims Test D&O Policy Exclusion

    Football Player’s Concussion Claims Test D&O Policy Exclusion
    As I have previously noted (for example, here), several of the standard D&O policy exclusions are designed to keep claims in the their proper lanes – that is, to make sure that the D&O policy doesn’t wind up picking up…
  • Nov 28

    U.K. Court Sends Cautionary Note to Fledgling Litigation Funder

    U.K. Court Sends Cautionary Note to Fledgling Litigation Funder
    A recent U.K. appellate court sends a strong cautionary note to litigation funders about the need for vigorous and independent pre-litigation due diligence and of the risks that can follow their support of an unmeritorious claim. In a…
Rank this Week: 264

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/
  • Dec 1

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (December 1, 2016)

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (December 1, 2016)
    Our SSRN Top Ten Downloads lists now return after a Thanksgiving hiatus last Thursday. SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 506 The Reform of the French Law of Obligations: Les Jeux…
  • Dec 1

    Outlandish Contract Decision re. ADA-related Construction

    Outlandish Contract Decision re. ADA-related Construction
    How is this for a most bizarre contract law decision: The Chicago Housing Authority (“CHA”) contracted with architectural and engineering company DeStefano and Partners (“DeStefano”) for consulting services in connection with the…
  • Nov 30

    A Settlement Agreement That's Too Vague Doesn't Settle Much At All

    A Settlement Agreement That's Too Vague Doesn't Settle Much At All
    I am always saying to my students that if they care about something, they should put it in their contract, and they should be specific about what it is they want. I think sometimes people might think there's something to...
Rank this Week: 285

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

Provides news, updates and insights for financial services employers. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2886

Austin Business Lawyer

Austin Business Lawyer

Commentary and information regarding the laws and regulations applicable to individuals, corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies (LLCs). By Gary L. Britt.

http://www.austinbusinesslawyer.info
  • Dec 1

    IRS Launches New Online Tool To Assist Taxpayers With Basic Account Information

    IRS Launches New Online Tool To Assist Taxpayers With Basic Account Information
    WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service announced today the launch of an online application that will assist taxpayers with straightforward balance inquiries in a safe, easy and convenient way. This new and secure tool, available…
  • Oct 27

    IRS Announces 2017 Pension Plan Limitations And 401(k) Contribution Limit

    IRS Announces 2017 Pension Plan Limitations And 401(k) Contribution Limit
    The Internal Revenue Service has announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2017. Technical guidance detailing these items are contained in Notice…
  • Oct 14

    Trump vs. Clinton And Journalism Then And Now

    Trump vs. Clinton And Journalism Then And Now
    There were reports yesterday that Journalists were escorted by police who happened to be in riot gear from the last Trump rally to their vehicles.  The journalists were afraid the ordinary average peaceful citizens that attend Trump…
Rank this Week: 1500

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Dec 1

    What To Do When Being Sued

    What To Do When Being Sued
    If you receive a service of process and a complaint has been filed against you for a civil suit, you might find yourself asking some questions. What does it mean to be sued? What should you do? The post What To Do When Being Sued…
  • Nov 29

    Remedies for Breach of Land Sale Contract

    Remedies for Breach of Land Sale Contract
    When a party breaches a contract for the sale of a home or a lot, the non-breaching party is entitled to certain remedies for breach of land sale contract, including damages. In this case, damages would be the difference between the…
  • Nov 24

    Happy Thanksgiving from Boyer Law Offices!

    Happy Thanksgiving from Boyer Law Offices!
    The post Happy Thanksgiving from Boyer Law Offices! appeared first on boyerlawfirmblog.com.
Rank this Week: 4712

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 1

    Does a Revocable Trust Allow My Assets to Pass Outside of Probate Automatically?

    Does a Revocable Trust Allow My Assets to Pass Outside of Probate Automatically?
    One of the best tools estate planning attorneys in Jacksonville utilize for their clients is the Florida revocable trust. The revocable trust is also known as a living trust.  A revocable trust has many benefits including the ability to…
  • Nov 29

    How to Change Marital Status on Florida Death Certificate

    How to Change Marital Status on Florida Death Certificate
    Correcting a Death Certificate in Florida for a Change in Marital Status We often receive calls about how to correct a Florida Death Certificate in relation to filing a Probate case in Florida. Correcting a Florida Death Certificate is done…
  • Nov 28

    Is An Estate Liable For Rent When A Roommate Dies?

    Is An Estate Liable For Rent When A Roommate Dies?
    As Jacksonville estate planning attorneys, we often come across unusual scenarios that require a deep look into the law.  A recent questions posed to the Jacksonville probate attorneys at the firm was: “Is a roommate’s estate…
Rank this Week: 475

In-house Access

In-house Access

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

http://www.inhouseaccess.com/
  • Dec 1

    Recognize Your In-house Peers! Now Accepting ACC Advocacy Award Nomination

    Recognize Your In-house Peers! Now Accepting ACC Advocacy Award Nomination
    As the only international legal association comprised soley of in-house attorneys, ACC provides a unique perspective on public policy issues, and recognizes the significance of advocacy by — and for — its membership. From…
  • Nov 10

    Are Emojis Protected Intellectual Property?

    Are Emojis Protected Intellectual Property?
    This year’s ACC Annual Meeting was held in San Francisco, where digital news is everyday watercooler conversation — or Twitter feed fodder — for many of the Bay Area techies. That’s why the City by the Bay was a…
  • Nov 2

    AM16 Recap: Multijurisdictional Strategy for Attorney-Client Privilege

    AM16 Recap: Multijurisdictional Strategy for Attorney-Client Privilege
    As we enter into a new era of rapid globalization, the need for developing an airtight strategy to maintain attorney-client privilege cannot be underestimated. Although often viewed as a powerful tool in the United States, privilege…
Rank this Week: 2946

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
Rank this Week: 2184

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4784

Maryland Business Law Developments

Maryland Business Law Developments

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

http://marylandbusinesslawdevelopments.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    Yang v. G&C Gulf Inc. (Cir. Ct. Mont. Cnty)

    Yang v. G&C Gulf Inc. (Cir. Ct. Mont. Cnty)
    Filed: November 14, 2016Opinion by: Ronald B. RubinHolding: A putative class of defendant parking lot owners merited certification under Md. Rule 2-231 because it met the necessary requirements under sections (a) and (b) of the rule, given…
  • Nov 30

    Boudreaux v. MICROS Systems, Inc. (Ct. of Special Appeals, Unreported)

    Boudreaux v. MICROS Systems, Inc. (Ct. of Special Appeals, Unreported)
    Filed: August 19, 2016Opinion by: Judge Wright, Jr.Holding:  The mere statement of the existence of an offer, which is in excess of an accepted offer in a strategic transaction, is not sufficient to constitute a breach of a fiduciary…
  • Nov 8

    Rullan v. Goden (U.S.D.C.)

    Rullan v. Goden (U.S.D.C.)
    Filed: March 24, 2016Opinion by: Catherine C. Blake, District JudgeHoldings:  (1) Personal jurisdiction over an out-of-state entity can be shown when a related entity transacts business in Maryland and the out-of-state entity does…
Rank this Week: 4078

IN THE (RED) - The Business…

IN THE (RED) - The Business Bankruptcy Blog

Covers business bankruptcy issues and developments. From Cooley Godward Kronish LLP's Bob Eisenbach.

http://bankruptcy.cooley.com/
Rank this Week: 2854

Property Casualty Focus

Property Casualty Focus

Focused on legal developments in the property-casualty industry. By Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://propertycasualtyfocus.com/
  • Dec 1

    Ask the Public Adjustor: Covering Life with Wisdom*

    Ask the Public Adjustor: Covering Life with Wisdom*
    Dear Public Adjustor: I’m often proud of my dad, like when he stood up to the PTA about The Catcher in the Rye. But lately he has me worried. He’s sacrificed an entire season’s corn crop to build a ballfield in the middle of…
  • Nov 18

    Title Bout: Second Circuit Limits Parties’ Control Over Construction Of Policie

    Title Bout: Second Circuit Limits Parties’ Control Over Construction Of Policie
    Like other contracts, insurance policies are divided into parts, and most of the parts appear under headings or captions. A separate contract term (known as a “titles clause” or a “headings clause”) sometimes specifies…
  • Nov 11

    Point of Interest: Sixth Circuit Complicates Sureties’ Duty Of “Good Faith”

    Point of Interest: Sixth Circuit Complicates Sureties’ Duty Of “Good Faith”
    A hefty body of law declares that “suretyship is not insurance,” and so that sureties are not subject to claims for the tort of insurance bad faith. E.g., Upper Pottsgrove Township v. Internat’l Fidelity Ins. Co., 976…
Rank this Week: 1978

Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

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

http://www.deathcarelaw.com/
  • Dec 1

    Missouri Preneed Records: Keep Your Bank Records and Insurance Record

    Missouri Preneed Records: Keep Your Bank Records and Insurance Record
    The next section of the Missouri preneed seller records rule would require funeral homes to retain copies of the periodic statements provided by banks, trustees and insurance companies: Copies of account statements for joint accounts, trust…
  • Nov 28

    Missouri Preneed Seller Records: Insurance Payment

    Missouri Preneed Seller Records: Insurance Payment
    The next section of Missouri’s preneed record rule is confusing.  A prior provision of the rule (¶D(1)) would require a seller to maintain records reflecting the receipt of funds from an insurance company, and documents…
  • Nov 22

    Missouri Preneed Seller Records: Excess Fund

    Missouri Preneed Seller Records: Excess Fund
    Missouri’s proposed preneed records rule includes a provision that would require funeral homes to document the payment of excess funds: For all fulfilled preneed contracts:  (3)   Records showing payments made to the…
Rank this Week: 1817

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/
  • Dec 1

    New Jersey Formation: Choosing the Optimal Structure: LLC or S Corporation?

    New Jersey Formation: Choosing the Optimal Structure: LLC or S Corporation?
    It is important to consider certain essential factors when choosing which type of business entity for your new business.  In order to reach your goals and find the best fit for your company, you should consider protection from liability,…
  • Nov 28

    Changes to New Jersey Estate Tax

    Changes to New Jersey Estate Tax
    The New Jersey Estate Tax is being phased out beginning with residents dying on or after January 1, 2017.  Governor Christie signed a new law [1], the new tax laws reduce the estate tax for resident decedent’s dying in 2017 by…
  • Nov 23

    Happy Thanksgiving From McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC

    Happy Thanksgiving From McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC
    As the holiday season creeps up on us, it’s good that we have the chance to reflect on what we are thankful for. Here at McLaughlin & Nardi we have much to be thankful for this year. First, we are thankful for you who give us the…
Rank this Week: 1271

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/
  • Nov 30

    Supreme Court Underscores Delaware Policy on Advancement for Directors and Manager

    Supreme Court Underscores Delaware Policy on Advancement for Directors and Manager
    The Delaware Supreme Court explains in this short opinion the public policy supporting the expedited nature of advancement proceedings for officers and directors of corporations, and managers of LLCs. Trascent Mgmt. Consulting, LLC v.…
  • Nov 22

    In-House Counsel as CEO’s Partner

    In-House Counsel as CEO’s Partner
    Ben W. Heineman Jr., the former General Counsel for General Electric Co. and now a Senior Fellow at Harvard Law School, presented the 32nd Annual F.G. Pileggi Distinguished Lecture in Law earlier this week, and as…
  • Nov 20

    Delaware Supreme Court Addresses Recoupment and Setoff

    Delaware Supreme Court Addresses Recoupment and Setoff
    The Delaware Supreme Court addressed the related but distinct defenses of recoupment and setoff, and the statutes of limitations that applied to them, in the context of an appeal from a Court of Chancery decision which decided claims and…
Rank this Week: 177

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Nov 30

    Dealing with Trump's conflicts of interest (the DGCL 144/SOX 406 analogy)

    Dealing with Trump's conflicts of interest (the DGCL 144/SOX 406 analogy)
    Milan Markovic writes On Trump and Divestment: I, like many, am very concerned that the President-Elect's business interests will interfere with the performance of his duties as President. While... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Nov 30

    Golf is evil (from an investor's perspective)

    Golf is evil (from an investor's perspective)
    The HBR reports: A year before Bear Stearns failed during the financial crisis, there were signs that the Wall Street firm was in trouble. During July 2007, two of Bear Stearns’ large hedge funds... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Nov 29

    Adrian Vermule joins Mirror of Justice blog

    Adrian Vermule joins Mirror of Justice blog
    Rick Garnett reports: As MOJ readers probably already know, Prof. Adrian Vermeule (Harvard) recently came into full communion with the Catholic Church. Now, I'm delighted to announce that Prof.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 182

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/
  • Nov 30

    ASBCA: No Valid Claim Certification Where “Signature” Was Typewritten

    ASBCA: No Valid Claim Certification Where “Signature” Was Typewritten
    A contractor did not file a proper certified claim because the purported “signature” on the mandatory certification was typewritten in Lucinda Handwriting font. A recent decision of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals…
  • Nov 29

    Ostensible Subcontractor Affiliation Can’t Be “Fixed” After Final Proposal

    Ostensible Subcontractor Affiliation Can’t Be “Fixed” After Final Proposal
    Affiliation under the ostensible subcontractor rule is determined at the time of proposal submission–and can’t be “fixed” by later changes. In a recent size appeal decision, the SBA Office of Hearing and Appeals…
  • Nov 28

    Businesses Controlled By Brothers Were Presumed Affiliated, Says SBA

    Businesses Controlled By Brothers Were Presumed Affiliated, Says SBA
    Businesses controlled by brothers were presumed affiliated under the SBA’s affiliation rules. In a recent size determination, the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals held that a contractor was affiliated with companies controlled by its…
Rank this Week: 3508

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
Rank this Week: 4923

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Covers business law, civil litigation, civil rights, criminal defense, estates & trusts, family law, labor & employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, qui tam and workers' compensation.

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Nov 30

    An Attorney Writes a Novel – and Becomes a Better Attorney

    An Attorney Writes a Novel – and Becomes a Better Attorney
    David Bulitt, a principal in Joseph Greenwald & Laake’s family law practice and our Assistant Managing Director, has just written his second novel that will be published on January 27, 2017. The novel draws extensively both from…
  • Nov 28

    Transit Workers Union Has Opportunity to Reject Its Leadership at December Meeting

    Transit Workers Union Has Opportunity to Reject Its Leadership at December Meeting
    On December 6 and December 7, the nearly 13,000 members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689, which represents most of the workers at the D.C. Metro transit system, (WMATA) will hold a meeting at which they will have an opportunity to…
  • Nov 10

    Does Legal Intervention in Matters of Church Organizations Violate the First Amendment?

    Does Legal Intervention in Matters of Church Organizations Violate the First Amendment?
    On September 22, 2016, the D.C. Court of Appeals issued a decision in favor of our clients in their battle over membership and control of Jericho Baptist Church Ministries, Inc., a large, nationally-known church located in Landover, Maryland.…
Rank this Week: 1443

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: 2377

Cal Biz Lit

Cal Biz Lit

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

http://www.calbizlit.com/cal_biz_lit/
  • Nov 30

    What Makes a Mediation Successful?

    What Makes a Mediation Successful?
    For the past seven months, CalBizLit, operating under the birth name Bruce Nye, has been regularly serving as a mediator in Northern California. With this peacemaking experience, and after a decades-long history of participating in mediations…
  • Nov 18

    The New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Part 6

    The New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Part 6
    Safe Harbor Environmental Exposure Warnings Californians are used to seeing Proposition 65 warning signs at the doorway of every commercial building, warning them about potential exposures to chemicals. Under the new regulations, however, the…
  • Nov 17

    The New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Part 5

    The New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Part 5
    OK, let's get moving here. In the next of our seemingly endless series of posts on the new warning regulations (going into effect in August, 2018) we'll talk about the changed rules on owners' manuals and use and care guides,...
Rank this Week: 2595

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Nov 30

    [Video] Defend Reckless Driving Following Too Closely I95 Accident

    [Video] Defend Reckless Driving Following Too Closely I95 Accident
    You’d be surprised how many people call me for tickets on the interstate where they had an accident, and essentially it’s because they couldn’t stop in time when traffic slowed down or stopped in front of them. If this is…
  • Nov 7

    Prescription Drugs Can Land You in Jail for DUI

    Prescription Drugs Can Land You in Jail for DUI
    Have you ever taken a prescription with one of those labels about “using care” when operating a car or machinery? Did you still get behind the wheel? You may have been risking a DUI arrest. It’s true. A Culpeper driver was…
  • Nov 1

    Virginia Reckless Driving – Breakdown of Fines and Cost

    Virginia Reckless Driving – Breakdown of Fines and Cost
    This is just an example to show where the fines and costs go in one situation. In Virginia, fines can reach as much as $2,500. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2016. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Feed enhanced…
Rank this Week: 100

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Nov 30

    IP Law Basics Part 2 – Patents and Trade Secret

    IP Law Basics Part 2 – Patents and Trade Secret
    This is part two of a four-part series on the basics of intellectual property law. The goal of this series is to provide individuals and business owners with a primer on the different types of intellectual property in the United States,…
  • Nov 29

    IP Law Basics Part 1 – What is Intellectual Property?

    IP Law Basics Part 1 – What is Intellectual Property?
    You may have heard the term “intellectual property” (IP for short), but do you know what intellectual property is? The World Intellectual Property Organization defines intellectual property as “creations of the mind, such as…
  • Nov 28

    Lower Fees to Record Amendments to Condominium and Homeowners’ Association Document

    Lower Fees to Record Amendments to Condominium and Homeowners’ Association Document
    Starting January 3, 2017, it will be easier for condominium and homeowners’ associations to record amendments to their declarations, CCRs or other governing documents.  Senate Bill 1282 amends the Pennsylvania Uniform Condominium…
Rank this Week: 4775

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 409

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
  • Nov 30

    Court Of Chancery Summarizes Law On Reliance Disclaimer

    Court Of Chancery Summarizes Law On Reliance Disclaimer
    IAC Search LLC v. Conversant LLC, C.A. No. 11774-CB (November 30, 2016) Large commercial contracts frequently try to limit a buyer’s remedies for any extra-contractual misrepresentations by the seller.  Many Delaware decisions…
  • Nov 29

    Court Dismisses Derivative Claim for Alleged Breach of Oversight Duty

    Court Dismisses Derivative Claim for Alleged Breach of Oversight Duty
    The Delaware courts encourage plaintiffs who bring derivative claims in Delaware without making demand on the board of directors to seek books and records under Section 220 of the Delaware General Corporation Law so as to be able to plead…
  • Nov 29

    Court Of Chancery Dismisses Dissolution Case In Favor Of Ongoing California Litigation

    Court Of Chancery Dismisses Dissolution Case In Favor Of Ongoing California Litigation
    Zebala v. Aminopterin LLC, C.A. No. 12186-VCS (September 28, 2016) (TRANSCRIPT)  An issue of some debate is whether a non-Delaware court has the power to dissolve a Delaware entity.  Here, the Court of Chancery was asked to…
Rank this Week: 1701

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business, immigration and real estate law. By Stok Folk + Kon, P.A.

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1411

Footnoted

Footnoted

Reports on actionable information in SEC filings.

http://www.footnoted.com/
  • Nov 30

    Post-election disclosure

    Post-election disclosure
    It’s now been three weeks since Americans elected Donald Trump as the nation’s next President. While Trump doesn’t take office until Jan. 20, 2017, we’ve seen a number of interesting disclosures in SEC filings related…
  • Oct 27

    Apple grows its real estate holding

    Apple grows its real estate holding
    A disclosure in Apple's 10-K shows that the company has increased its land holdings by about 50% in the past year.
  • Sep 30

    One CFO’s revolving door

    One CFO’s revolving door
    Ralph Lauren's former CFO ends employment at the company today, collecting $2.5m in severance. Next month, he starts at American Eagle.
Rank this Week: 2839

DBL Law Blog

DBL Law Blog

Covers business, construction, employment and real estate law in Ohio and Kentucky. By Dressman Benzinger LaVelle.

http://www.dbllaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 30

    Andrew C. Emmert Joins DBL Law

    Andrew C. Emmert Joins DBL Law
    CRESTVIEW HILLS, KY – October 27, 2016 – DBL Law is pleased to welcome Andrew C. Emmert to the firm as a partner.  Drew concentrates his practice in real estate law, general business matters and probate and estate planning.…
  • Nov 21

    Divided Coaky Panel Reduces Punitive Damage Award in Economic Damages Case to 1:1 Ratio to Compensatory Damage

    Divided Coaky Panel Reduces Punitive Damage Award in Economic Damages Case to 1:1 Ratio to Compensatory Damage
    In a recent 2-1 decision, the Kentucky Court of Appeals reduced a massive punitive damages award (four times the substantial compensatory damages awarded) in a purely economic damages case to a ratio of one to one. In Grant Thornton LLP v.…
  • Nov 21

    DBL Attorneys Named Super Lawyers and Rising Star

    DBL Attorneys Named Super Lawyers and Rising Star
        CRESTVIEW HILLS, KY- November 21, 2016 – We are pleased to announce that fourteen lawyers from the firm have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of Super Lawyers®, which recognizes the top 5 percent of…
Rank this Week: 848

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
Rank this Week: 1056

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • Nov 29

    Ohio Statute Specifically Covers Single Member LLC

    Ohio Statute Specifically Covers Single Member LLC
    Ohio amended its limited liability company statute earlier this year.  As I explained in prior posts on June 16 and July 15, 2016, the amendments strengthened the asset protection provisions of the statute. One of the most important…
  • Oct 3

    Settlor Can Retain a Lot of Control Over an Ohio Legacy Trust

    Settlor Can Retain a Lot of Control Over an Ohio Legacy Trust
    As I previously noted in a post back in 2013, you can establish an Ohio Legacy Trust without giving up complete control of your assets.  Your Trust must be irrevocable and you cannot serve as your own Trustee.  But you can still…
  • Sep 6

    Some States Dramatically Better Than Others For Asset Protection

    Some States Dramatically Better Than Others For Asset Protection
    A recent article in The New York Times provides a good reminder that some states are much better than others with respect to asset protection. The article by Patricia Cohen is titled “States Vie to Shield the Wealth of the 1…
Rank this Week: 3851

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Comments on business law. By Bellas & Wachowski.

http://www.parkridgeattorney.com/
  • Nov 29

    Cyberfunding

    Cyberfunding
    Equity Crowdfunding – The Future of Investing? While nearly everyone has heard of crowdfunding, the concept of equity crowdfunding is not as well known.  For those Chicago business owners that are new to this developing area, prior…
  • Nov 6

    Technology and the Changing of the Rules of Professional Conduct

    Technology and the Changing of the Rules of Professional Conduct
    Luddites and technophobes have no place in the modern practice of law, as least not according to recent changes in the rules of professional conduct.   Technology has found embedded itself into the practice of law. Technology…
  • Oct 28

    Dental Offices Must Comply With New Overtime Regulation

    Dental Offices Must Comply With New Overtime Regulation
    Dentists face new problems with overtime for their employees.  The Fair Labor Standards Act[1] (FLSA) sets forth standards for both minimum wages and overtime pay as well as record keeping for businesses.  Whether your dental…
Rank this Week: 2757