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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…
  • Oct 1

    Court of Chancery Rejects Limits on Advancement Right

    Court of Chancery Rejects Limits on Advancement Right
    Authored By Lewis Lazarus This article was originally published in the Delaware Business Court Insider | October 1, 2014 By statute and case law, Delaware has long protected the rights of officers and directors to…
Rank this Week: 467

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/
  • Oct 1

    Dollar General Extends Its Offer for Family Dollar

    Dollar General Extends Its Offer for Family Dollar
    Dollar General extended by more than three weeks its tender offer to acquire Family Dollar shares for $80 apiece, though Family Dollar remained committed to its agreed-upon deal with Dollar Tree for $74.50 a share.
  • Oct 1

    Loan Fraud Inquiry Said to Focus on Used-Car Dealer

    Loan Fraud Inquiry Said to Focus on Used-Car Dealer
    Inflated applications can mean that some of the most vulnerable borrowers are saddled with auto loans they cannot afford to repay.
  • Oct 1

    In Ruling on California Town’s Bankruptcy, Judge Challenges Sanctity of Pension

    In Ruling on California Town’s Bankruptcy, Judge Challenges Sanctity of Pension
    The decision by a federal bankruptcy judge dealt a blow to Calpers, California’s giant state-led pension system, which has been leading efforts to preserve defined-benefit pensions nationwide.
Rank this Week: 6

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/
  • Oct 1

    Exculpation of Independent Directors Headed for Appellate Review

    Exculpation of Independent Directors Headed for Appellate Review
    This post was prepared by Aimee M. Czachorowski. An interlocutory appeal has recently been granted in the Delaware Court of Chancery case of In re Cornerstone Therapeutics, Inc., Cons. C.A. No. 8922-VCG (Del. Ch. Sept. 26, 2014), on the…
  • Sep 25

    Non-Signatory LLC Members Bound By Operating Agreement

    Non-Signatory LLC Members Bound By Operating Agreement
    Seaport Village Ltd. v. Seaport Village Operating Company, LLC, et al., C.A. No. 8841-VCL (Del. Ch. Sept. 24, 2014). This decision by the Delaware Court of Chancery highlights a counterintuitive statutory rule. The Delaware LLC…
  • Sep 18

    Update on Fee-Shifting Bylaw Issue in Pending Chancery Case

    Update on Fee-Shifting Bylaw Issue in Pending Chancery Case
    Recent activity in the Delaware Court of Chancery has followed the Delaware Supreme Court’s May 2014 decision in ATP Tour, Inc v. Deutscher Tennis Bund, 91 A.3d 554 (Del. 2014), highlighted on these pages, which upheld a…
Rank this Week: 222

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Oct 1

    Why Are Your Franchise Operators Slow Out of the Gate? - Operation

    Why Are Your Franchise Operators Slow Out of the Gate? - Operation
    In a perfect world, all franchisees would follow the system exactly as intended; they would all ramp up quickly without struggle; and, they would all be successful and happy. You wouldn't have to answer distressed calls or have tough…
  • Oct 1

    What is the Value of Well Moderated LinkedIn Group to You? - Marketing

    What is the Value of Well Moderated LinkedIn Group to You? - Marketing
    Recently, I tweeted out to one of members, Frances Leary, that our main social media goal was to have the most interesting groups about Franchising in LinkedIn. Franchise-Info is a member supported community, which means although we aggregate…
  • Sep 30

    Is Your Staff Making One of these Five Killer Mistakes? - Operation

    Is Your Staff Making One of these Five Killer Mistakes? - Operation
    There are many, many words and phrases that can and will sabotage your business. And, chances are, your staff is saying some of these now without your even knowing it - on the phone and in person. And worse yet,...
Rank this Week: 297

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
  • Oct 1

    What is a Security Interest, and Why Should I Care?

    What is a Security Interest, and Why Should I Care?
    This post explains what a security interest is, how it is used, and why it is significant. A security interest is an interest in an asset that is intended to secure performance of an obligation. Typically, the obligation that is secured is…
  • Sep 18

    Consumer Non-disparagement Clauses Nixed in California

    Consumer Non-disparagement Clauses Nixed in California
    Earlier this month, Governor Brown approved California Assembly Bill No. 2365. This bill added Civil Code Section 1670.8, which prohibits non-disparagement clauses in consumer contracts. Statute Prohibits Non-disparagement Clauses Core…
  • Sep 16

    URS – ICANN Offers Uniform Rapid Suspension against Cybersquatter

    URS – ICANN Offers Uniform Rapid Suspension against Cybersquatter
    I have written several times about ICANN’s longstanding Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). This post discusses a more recent way to thwart some cybersquatters, namely, URS – Uniform Rapid Suspension. According…
Rank this Week: 1081

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 15

Jerry Burleson

Jerry Burleson

Covers the legal rights of minority shareholders of privately held corporations.

http://www.jerryburleson.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3309

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/
  • Oct 1

    Undercover Informant Sues DEA for Breach Contract for Injuries Sustained After Kidnapping

    Undercover Informant Sues DEA for Breach Contract for Injuries Sustained After Kidnapping
    In a recently unsealed ruling, the U.S. Court of Claims has awarded $1.1 million in damages for breach of contract to a former undercover Drug Enforcement Administration ("DEA") informant who was kidnapped in Colombia and held…
  • Sep 30

    Ben-Shahar & Schneider Symposium: One-Stop Shopping

    Ben-Shahar & Schneider Symposium: One-Stop Shopping
    Below are links to the posts in our virtual symposium on the new book by Omri Ben-Shahar and Carl E. Schneider, More Than You Wanted to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure. Introducing the Virtual Symposium on "More That You...
  • Sep 30

    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 1 228 Contract as Empowerment: A New Theory of Contract Robin Bradley Kar University of Illinois College of Law 2 181 Rolling Back the…
Rank this Week: 216

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/
  • Oct 1

    Sixth Circuit Breathes New Life into RICO Claim

    Sixth Circuit Breathes New Life into RICO Claim
    In an unpublished decision on Monday, Slorp v. Lerner, Sampson, & Rothfuss, the Sixth Circuit affirmed a judgment dismissing claims arising out of a mortgage foreclosure case, but reversed the district court’s denial of leave…
  • Sep 30

    SCOTUS Stays Preliminary Injunction; Early Voting in Ohio Will Not Begin Today

    SCOTUS Stays Preliminary Injunction; Early Voting in Ohio Will Not Begin Today
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court stayed an Ohio district court’s preliminary injunction that would have allowed early in-person (EIP) voting in Ohio to start today. A Sixth Circuit panel upheld the injunction in a lengthy opinion last week,…
  • Sep 29

    Other Circuits Critiquing Sixth Circuit Authority

    Other Circuits Critiquing Sixth Circuit Authority
    Two recent Sixth Circuit decisions have filtered into other circuits’ jurisprudence, garnering both supporters and critics. In July, the Third Circuit agreed with the Sixth that the availability of classwide arbitration is a…
Rank this Week: 2192

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 2946

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

Covers disputes between companies and executives. Published by Zuckerman Spaeder LLP.

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Oct 1

    After Torching Laptop, CEO Feels the Heat of Sanction

    After Torching Laptop, CEO Feels the Heat of Sanction
    Fire consumes all – including, perhaps, one CEO’s chance of winning his lawsuit.  Because G. Wesley Blankenship burned relevant evidence, the jury in his case will now be told that it should assume the lost documents were bad…
  • Sep 29

    Show Some Consideration

    Show Some Consideration
    Most law students spend several weeks in a first-year contracts class studying the concept of consideration. Consideration, in essence, is what a contracting party receives in exchange for promising to do something. A promise without…
  • Sep 26

    The Inbox - Liars, Titans and Terror Babies, Oh My!

    The Inbox - Liars, Titans and Terror Babies, Oh My!
    If executives lie and fudge credentials on their resumes, they may find their pantsuits on fire when falsehoods are discovered. For example, the Wall Street Journal recently reported that David Tovar, a top Wal-Mart spokesperson, was…
Rank this Week: 659

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Oct 1

    The European Commission's Approach to Long-term Contracts: an Economist's View

    The European Commission's Approach to Long-term Contracts: an Economist's View
    David Spector,Paris School of Economics, CNRS. explores The European Commission's Approach to Long-term Contracts: an Economist's View. ABSTRACT: In recent decisions, the Commission has taken a hard stance vis-a-vis dominant firms using…
  • Oct 1

    The Commission Investigation into Pay TV Services: Open Question

    The Commission Investigation into Pay TV Services: Open Question
    Pablo Ibanez Colomo, LSE describes The Commission Investigation into Pay TV Services: Open Questions. ABSTRACT: In January 2014, the Commission launched an investigation into pay TV services in the context of a review of EU copyright rules…
  • Oct 1

    Sports and Antitrust Law

    Sports and Antitrust Law
    The ABA has a new book on Sports and Antitrust Law. BOOK ABSTRACT: Sports and Antitrust Law presents a legal overview of sports-related topics and offers an exciting new resource on the most current cases and issues, both for the...
Rank this Week: 42

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to starting and running a business.

http://www.kalialawpc.com/from-the-blog/
  • Oct 1

    Claire Kalia to Speak at QuickBooks Connect Conference

    Claire Kalia to Speak at QuickBooks Connect Conference
    California small business attorney Claire Kalia has been invited to speak at a first-of-its-kind conference this fall hosted by Intuit QuickBooks. Occurring between October 20th and 23rd of this year, the QuickBooks Connect conference will…
  • Sep 12

    Legal Issues Associated with Domain Name

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

    Using Contracts in Your Busine

    Using Contracts in Your Busine
    Almost every business owner will engage in a contract at some point in time. A contract is an agreement between two or more parties that legally binds each party to uphold their end of the bargain. If one party breaches the agreement, the…
Rank this Week: 3026

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
  • Oct 1

    Using Social Media? Beware of Ethical Pitfalls (Part 2)

    Using Social Media? Beware of Ethical Pitfalls (Part 2)
    The following is a guest blog post by Jonathan Rubens, a principal at Javid Rubens LLP in San Francisco, which represents clients in business transactions and advises them on data security, privacy, trademark and copyright issues.  With…
  • Sep 29

    Using Social Media? Beware of Ethical Pitfalls (Part 1)

    Using Social Media? Beware of Ethical Pitfalls (Part 1)
    The following is a guest blog post by Jonathan Rubens, a principal at Javid Rubens LLP in San Francisco, which represents clients in business transactions and advises them on data security, privacy, trademark and copyright issues. Attorneys…
  • Sep 26

    Coordinate Your Discovery Method

    Coordinate Your Discovery Method
    Often you can use more than one discovery method to get the same facts or evidence. You can take a pick-and-choose approach to your methodology, or better yet, use a coordinated approach that aims multiple discovery methods at the same…
Rank this Week: 486

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/
  • Oct 1

    Epstein Becker Green’s Wage and Hour App Is Now Available for iOS, Android, and BlackBerry

    Epstein Becker Green’s Wage and Hour App Is Now Available for iOS, Android, and BlackBerry
    by Michael Kun We’re very pleased to announce that a brand-new version of our free, first-of-its-kind app, the Wage & Hour Guide for Employers, is now available for Apple, Android, and BlackBerry devices. The new app takes advantage…
  • Aug 11

    Take 5 Newsletter: Five Documents That Financial Services Employers Should Revisit Now

    Take 5 Newsletter: Five Documents That Financial Services Employers Should Revisit Now
    My colleague Lauri F. Rasnick put together “Five Documents That Financial Services Employers Should Revisit Now” in this month’s Take 5 newsletter.  Below is an excerpt: With summer here, including its long days…
  • Jul 18

    Benefits Litigation Update: Hobby Lobby, Amara, Tibble, and More

    Benefits Litigation Update: Hobby Lobby, Amara, Tibble, and More
    Epstein Becker Green and The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) have released a new issue of the Benefits Litigation Update. Featured articles include: Recent Supreme Court Decisions Revise Rules for Stock Drop Cases By: Debra Davis, The ERISA…
Rank this Week: 1197

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/
  • Oct 1

    What Is Nexus?

    What Is Nexus?
    A Tax FAQ with Mary E. Vandenack. Nexus is simply the connection, usually considered in the business context, to another state. So what that is looked at for is that a business might be formed and do its primary operations…Read more…
  • Sep 30

    If I Am a U.S. Citizen but My Business Is in a Foreign Country, Do I Pay U.S. Income Tax?

    If I Am a U.S. Citizen but My Business Is in a Foreign Country, Do I Pay U.S. Income Tax?
    A Tax FAQ with Mary E. Vandenack. A U.S. citizen is subject to taxes in the U.S. on his or her world-wide income, so even if you move, live and work in another country, you are subject to income tax…Read more ›
  • Sep 23

    Changes to Nebraska ATV & UTV Sales Tax Take Effect October 1

    Changes to Nebraska ATV & UTV Sales Tax Take Effect October 1
    Under a new law taking effect October 1, 2014, Nebraska ATV and UTV dealers will no longer be responsible for collecting sales tax on sales of ATVs and UTVs. Instead, the seller must furnish the buyer with a Nebraska Sales…Read more…
Rank this Week: 3475

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/
  • Oct 1

    The Five Pathways in Action

    The Five Pathways in Action
    In this post, which follows our earlier discussion of legal strategy, we’ll offer examples of companies situated within each of...
  • Sep 29

    You Should Listen To The Goldman New York Fed Story

    You Should Listen To The Goldman New York Fed Story
    This American Life has a banking supervision story (!) that turns on secret recordings made by a former employee of...
  • Sep 26

    Semi-Welcome To The Blogosphere, Bull Market!

    Semi-Welcome To The Blogosphere, Bull Market!
    UConn's James Kwak has joined Medium's Bull Market, a collection of interesting business writers doing long and semi-long form work....
Rank this Week: 250

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Oct 1

    Re: Your Crappy Lawyer Bio

    Re: Your Crappy Lawyer Bio
    Lee Rosen has a read-worthy post this morning about lawyer biographies (Spoiler: They’re crappy). (Most of what Rosen writes is worth reading, actually. His website is outstanding, and I particularly appreciate his (bifurcated?)…
  • Sep 30

    The First Time I Actually Felt Like a Lawyer

    The First Time I Actually Felt Like a Lawyer
    This is the third installment in my series of “Lawyer Firsts.” The first two have been overtly deprecating and, therefore (I hope), entertaining to anyone. (Not that I had to try too hard to make myself look foolish—I was…
  • Sep 16

    My First Pro Bono Case

    My First Pro Bono Case
    This is the second installment of my first-year lawyer “firsts.” My goal is *to deliberately set* aside some time to look back over my first year as a lawyer. I’m hoping to learn; I’m hoping to be encouraged; and…
Rank this Week: 2883

Rush On Business

Rush On Business

Covers business litigation, employment law, franchise law, incorporation and starting a business. By Rush Nigut.

http://www.rushonbusiness.com/
  • Oct 1

    Wall St. Journal Lists Troubled Franchise Brand

    Wall St. Journal Lists Troubled Franchise Brand
    A recent Wall St. Journal article discussed some of the franchise brands with higher-than-average default rates. The highest on the list? Planet Fitness at a staggering 41.1.% default rate for SBA loans from 2004 through 2014 according to the…
  • Aug 22

    Franchise Focus Blog Discusses The Secrets to Success in Franchising

    Franchise Focus Blog Discusses The Secrets to Success in Franchising
    I read an excellent post recently about The Secrets to Success in Franchising. I love what blog author Mike Sheehan had to say to start the article, If the title of this article caught your attention because you’re looking for a magic…
  • Aug 20

    Iowa Company Choice Energy Powers Toward Top of Inc. 5000 List

    Iowa Company Choice Energy Powers Toward Top of Inc. 5000 List
    A big congratulations to client Choice Energy for its inclusion on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing company debuting at No. 40 on the list and No. 1 for Iowa companies! The company has experienced incredible growth for their…
Rank this Week: 918

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Oct 1

    Coca-Cola’s New “Equity Stewardship Guidelines”

    Coca-Cola’s New “Equity Stewardship Guidelines”
    Back in May, I blogged about a flap over Coca-Cola’s equity compensation plan. Showing how shareholder engagement works, the company announced this morning that its Compensation Committee has adopted “Equity Stewardship…
  • Sep 30

    Today: “Say-on-Pay Workshop: 11th Annual Executive Compensation Conference”

    Today: “Say-on-Pay Workshop: 11th Annual Executive Compensation Conference”
    Today is the “Say-on-Pay Workshop: 11th Annual Executive Compensation Conference”; yesterday was the “Annual Proxy Disclosure Conference” – and the video archive of that Conference is already posted. Note you can…
  • Sep 29

    Today: “Tackling Your 2015 Compensation Disclosures: Annual Proxy Disclosure Conference”

    Today: “Tackling Your 2015 Compensation Disclosures: Annual Proxy Disclosure Conference”
    Today is the “Tackling Your 2015 Compensation Disclosures: Annual Proxy Disclosure Conference”; tomorrow is the “Say-on-Pay Workshop: 11th Annual Executive Compensation Conference.” Note you can still register to watch…
Rank this Week: 538

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Oct 1

    Big Change for New York’s Non-Profit Law

    Big Change for New York’s Non-Profit Law
    New York’s non-profit laws have undergone their most substantial change in 40 years. The Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013 took effect on July 1, 2014. The new non-profit law is intended to streamline the administrative burdens of…
  • Sep 30

    What Can Start-ups Learn from Google? Five Key Tip

    What Can Start-ups Learn from Google? Five Key Tip
    Google Inc. recently celebrated an important anniversary. It has been ten years since the search giant’s initial public offering (IPO). Since then, Google’s stock price has increased an astounding 1,293 percent, and its services…
  • Sep 29

    SEC: Social Media Is Not Your Friend When It Comes to Investing

    SEC: Social Media Is Not Your Friend When It Comes to Investing
    Social media is useful for keeping in touch with friends, staying up-to-date with current news, and even marketing your business. But you shouldn’t rely on it for investment tips, according to a recent warning by the Securities and…
Rank this Week: 1386

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
  • Oct 1

    Treasury Department Seeks to Curb Inversion Transaction

    Treasury Department Seeks to Curb Inversion Transaction
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Jodi J. Schwartz, partner in the Tax Department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, and is based on a Wachtell Lipton memorandum by Ms. Schwartz and Michael Sabbah. Yesterday [September…
  • Sep 30

    The New York Fed: A “Captured” Regulator

    The New York Fed: A “Captured” Regulator
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Luigi Zingales, Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago, and is based on an op-ed by Mr. Zingales that was published today in Il Sole 24 Ore, which can be found here. The world…
  • Sep 30

    Delaware Court Declines to Dismiss Claims Against Disinterested Director

    Delaware Court Declines to Dismiss Claims Against Disinterested Director
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, and is based on a Sullivan & Cromwell publication authored by Alexandra D. Korry, Melissa Sawyer, and William J. Magnuson. This post is part of the Delaware…
Rank this Week: 73

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
  • Oct 1

    MBBP Client Sally Taylor Launches Multidisciplinary Art Project: Consense

    MBBP Client Sally Taylor Launches Multidisciplinary Art Project: Consense
    MBBP Client Sally Taylor recently launched Consenses, a multidisciplinary art project. Taylor was inspired by the Indian fable about six blind men encountering an elephant. According to the fable, each man draws different conclusions…
  • Sep 29

    Jon Gworek Leads Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee at ABA Business Law Annual Meeting

    Jon Gworek Leads Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee at ABA Business Law Annual Meeting
    The Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association met September 11-13th at this year’s annual meeting held in Chicago. As chair of the PEVC Committee, MBBP Partner Jon…
  • Sep 18

    ‘Battle of the Forms': Can it be won?

    ‘Battle of the Forms': Can it be won?
    By: Michael J. Cavaretta Often, in transactions between customers and vendors, each party has its own “boilerplate” terms and conditions that it wants to use, which of course are often quite different than the other party’s…
Rank this Week: 1527

On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog

On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog

Covers the history of both international and domestic wine laws and developing legal issues in the wine industry. By Lindsey A. Zahn.

http://www.winelawonreserve.com
  • Oct 1

    Retailer Empire Wine Sues New York State Liquor Authority: Direct Shipping

    Retailer Empire Wine Sues New York State Liquor Authority: Direct Shipping
    In August, the New York State Liquor Authority (“NYSLA”) charged a New York retailer, Empire Wine & Spirits, with sixteen counts of improperly shipping wine to out-of-state consumers in states including California,…
  • Oct 1

    TTB Expands List of Allowable Revisions to Approved Labels for Alcohol Beverage

    TTB Expands List of Allowable Revisions to Approved Labels for Alcohol Beverage
    On Monday, in Industry Circular Number 2014-02, TTB announced the expansion of its list of allowable revisions to approved labels for alcohol beverages, also known as Certificate of Label Approvals (“COLAs”). The agency currently…
  • Sep 22

    How Important are Federal Excise Taxes to the Wine Industry?

    How Important are Federal Excise Taxes to the Wine Industry?
    One of the major functions of the TTB, the federal agency that has primary jurisdiction over alcohol beverages in the U.S., is to collect federal excise taxes on alcohol beverages. As TTB more thoroughly explains on its website, excise tax…
Rank this Week: 992

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    OECD on Public Enforcement of Corporate Governance in Asia

    OECD on Public Enforcement of Corporate Governance in Asia
    The principles and norms of corporate governance tend to operate through layers. On the one hand, there is the basic legislation, i.e. the Companies Act, SEBI Act and the like. Then there are specific norms in the form of clause 49 of the…
  • Sep 29

    The Indian Supreme Court on Lifting the Corporate Veil

    The Indian Supreme Court on Lifting the Corporate Veil
    In its recent judgment in Balwant Rai Saluja, a three-judge Bench of the Supreme Court has considered a number of important questions relating to when, if ever, it is appropriate to lift the corporate veil. Readers may recall that we had…
  • Sep 23

    “Dual-class” Share Structure

    “Dual-class” Share Structure
    The recent NYSE listing of Alibaba has once again brought to the fore the issue of dual-class share structures, as discussed in this columnin the Economist. Alibaba’s founder and a group of insider shareholders have control rights that…
Rank this Week: 221

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/
  • Oct 1

    Kremlinology and the Delaware Supreme Court

    Kremlinology and the Delaware Supreme Court
    Some insider-ish analysis on what led to the nomination of Jim Vaughn to the Delaware Supreme Court from the Delaware Grapevine and the Delaware Law Weekely. Both sources suggest some old-school geographic politics might be at least partly…
  • Sep 26

    The Joe Frazier left hook

    The Joe Frazier left hook
    I'm a big fan of sports metaphors. With that, I present Samuel Thompson's New Inversions, the 'Joe Frazier Left Hook,' the IRS Notice, and Pfizer: Abstract: This article discusses the “New Inversions” many U.S. firms are engaging in, as…
  • Sep 23

    Vaughn gets the nod

    Vaughn gets the nod
    According to the Delaware Law Weekly, Gov. Markell has nominated Superior Court President Judge James T. Vaughn Jr. to replace retired Justice Carolyn Berger on the Delaware Supreme Court. -bjmq
Rank this Week: 132

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1596

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/
  • Oct 1

    Gender in the Classroom

    Gender in the Classroom
    Yesterday, I shared with my faculty during our teaching conversations* my research and thinking on gender equality in the classroom. How do we handle gender in the classroom? My guess is that most of us teaching honestly strive to achieve...
  • Sep 30

    Why I Don't Ban Laptops (Yet)

    Why I Don't Ban Laptops (Yet)
    There is a growing drumbeat for banning laptops in the classroom, as a recent New Yorker article explained. The current case for banning laptops appeared on a Washington Post blog (among other places), in a piece written by Clay Shirky,...
  • Sep 29

    I guess it won't be a hat trick after all

    I guess it won't be a hat trick after all
    Today, the Supreme Court DIG'd (dismissed as improvidently granted) the cert petition in the Section 11 case of IndyMac, which means we will not, at least for now, get resolution on the issue of whether American Pipe tolling applies to...
Rank this Week: 136

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/
  • Oct 1

    The General Counsel Is Not The Shareholders’ Agent

    The General Counsel Is Not The Shareholders’ Agent
    A recent paper by Adair Morse, Wei Wang, and Serena Wu, Executive Gatekeepers: Useful and Divertible Governance, tackles interesting questions about the the effectiveness of internal gatekeepers and the impact of equity incentives on…
  • Sep 30

    Governor Signs Bill Narrowing Grounds For Business Entity Reinstatement

    Governor Signs Bill Narrowing Grounds For Business Entity Reinstatement
    Over the years, I’ve received several calls asking what can be done when a business entity has been wrongfully terminated.  Answering this question became a bit easier in 2006 with the enactment of AB 2588 (Runner) which authorized…
  • Sep 29

    1, 2 or 3 Years? How Should Boards Decide The Frequency Of Say-On-Pay Votes?

    1, 2 or 3 Years? How Should Boards Decide The Frequency Of Say-On-Pay Votes?
    Although the initial ruckus over how to determine the outcome of executive compensation say-on-frequency votes has subsided, I still maintain that the Securities and Exchange Commission botched the rule (§240.14a-21(b)).  More…
Rank this Week: 539

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Oct 1

    The Law Firm Purge Has Begun

    The Law Firm Purge Has Begun
    BTI’s just completed research[1] with over 300 General Counsel finds two trends driving how the litigation market will unfold in 2015: Bet-the-company matters have dropped by 50%. Aggressive settlement strategies and heightened focus on…
  • Sep 30

    Recorder Names Legal Departments of the Year

    Recorder Names Legal Departments of the Year
    Who made the cut for the best legal departments of the year for 2014? The Recorder’s tally lists some prominent companies – did your legal department make the list? “The Recorder has named Gilead Sciences and Palo Alto…
  • Sep 26

    Multi-tasking makes your brain smaller

    Multi-tasking makes your brain smaller
    The next time you are asked to field calls, emails, texts, online chats, video chats, faxes and electronic meeting requests all at the same time, remind your colleagues that your brain will continue shrinking as a result: “If you are…
Rank this Week: 253

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

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

    "More on LLCs as Non-Signatories of Operating Agreements . . ."

    "More on LLCs as Non-Signatories of Operating Agreements . . ."
    From Joan Heminway. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sep 30

    The need for proxy advisor reform

    The need for proxy advisor reform
    David Katz on the problems posed by the rise of proxy advisors: Commentators have for years lamented the undue influence of proxy advisory firms in corporate elections. James R. Copland of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Sep 30

    Are people organized as corporations entitled to constitutional rights?

    Are people organized as corporations entitled to constitutional rights?
    Ilya Somin discusses the titular question. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 390

Autolaw

Autolaw

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

http://autolaw.typepad.com/autolaw/
  • Sep 30

    Intersection, Part II

    Intersection, Part II
    Well the Supremes are now involved. No, not those Supremes, but the California Supreme Court. In my June post I talked about two "take-home" exposure cases which were decided by the California Court of Appeals. The first case was Kesner...
  • Aug 25

    A Whole Lot of Change

    A Whole Lot of Change
    I've been shopping for a car lately, one to replace the sturdy 1998 5 Series which has racked up 147,000 miles. I have visited dealerships to check out color combinations and the look and feel of the car. But it...
  • Jun 16

    Intersection

    Intersection
    There have been a couple of cases handed down recently by the California Appellate Courts, albeit in different districts, which involve a timely intersection with the work I do as a lawyer. Both cases involve "take home" exposure to…
Rank this Week: 1624

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: 425

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Sep 30

    Takin’ It to the Streets: Cavalli and Street Artists Clash Over Copyright

    Takin’ It to the Streets: Cavalli and Street Artists Clash Over Copyright
    Pablo Picasso once said, “good artists copy, great artists steal.” Roberto Cavalli might have done both. The fashion house—which makes everything from perfume to ready-to-wear clothes under the imprint Just […]
  • Sep 28

    Copyright Battle for Vivian Maier’s Work

    Copyright Battle for Vivian Maier’s Work
    Vivian Maier is arguably the most mysterious photographer to have ever lived, and news of a recent court case to determine ownership of her work only adds to the mystery […]
  • Sep 23

    Lululemon, the Patent Troll of the Fashion Industry?

    Lululemon, the Patent Troll of the Fashion Industry?
    The famous and expensive active ware brand, Lululemon, might be the latest patent troll.  The company has engaged in a lawsuit with Target-sold Hanesbrand over design patents of work out […]
Rank this Week: 3504

Delaware Chancery Law Blog

Delaware Chancery Law Blog

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

http://delawarechancery.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 30

    Advancement of Fees: When Multiple Sources are Implicated

    Advancement of Fees: When Multiple Sources are Implicated
    In the case of Pontone v. Milso Industries Corp., C.A. No. 8842-VCP (Aug. 22, 2014), Vice Chancellor Parsons addressed the issue of from which source a director or officer may seek advancement of legal fees when multiple sources are…
  • Sep 30

    LLC Operating Agreements Can Be Binding Even if Not Signed by the Partie

    LLC Operating Agreements Can Be Binding Even if Not Signed by the Partie
    In the case of Seaport Village Ltd. v. Seaport Village Operating Company LLC, C.A. No. 8841-VCL (Sept. 24, 2014), Vice Chancellor Laster found that the operating agreement of a limited liability company (“LLC”) can be binding upon…
  • Sep 30

    Books and Records Action: Chancery Examines Scope of Document

    Books and Records Action: Chancery Examines Scope of Document
    In the recent decision of Caspian Select Credit Master Fund, Ltd. v. Key Plastics Corp., Inc., C.A. No. 8625-VCN (Del. Ch. Sept. 3, 2014), the Court analyzed whether categories of documents requested by Caspian, the minority…
Rank this Week: 3076

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Sep 30

    Next Nonproft News Paper Target: U-T San Diego

    Next Nonproft News Paper Target: U-T San Diego
    Preliminary planning is underway for a group of donors to form a nonprofit organization that would own the U-T San Diego, according to the U-T itself. It looks like the newspaper would stay as a for-profit organizaton, and the nonprofit...
  • Sep 29

    What happens if charity care becomes obsolete?

    What happens if charity care becomes obsolete?
    An article last week in the Washington Post (h/t Chronicle of Philanthropy) discussed a report by the Department of Health and Human Services that indicated that hospitals are experiencing significant declines in charity care and bad debt,…
  • Sep 26

    Reuters: Muslim Scholars Present Rebuttal to Islamic State

    Reuters: Muslim Scholars Present Rebuttal to Islamic State
    Reuters is reporting that over 120 Islamic scholars from around the world have issued an open letter denouncing Islamic State militants and refuting their religious arguments. Many of these scholars are themselves leading Muslim voices in…
Rank this Week: 316

North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

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

http://www.ncbusinesslitigationreport.com/
  • Sep 30

    You Aren't Entitled to "Original" Corporate Records When Making A Shareholder Inspection Request

    You Aren't Entitled to "Original" Corporate Records When Making A Shareholder Inspection Request
    When is the last time that you needed an "original" document for a trial?  Maybe never.  The Rules of Evidence permit the admissibility of "duplicates."  Rule 1003 of the North Carolina Rules of Evidence says that: A duplicate…
  • Sep 22

    Business Court Resolves A Trio Of Discovery Issue

    Business Court Resolves A Trio Of Discovery Issue
    Three interesting discovery issues were resolved last week by Judge Bledsoe's Order in Gay v. Peoples Bank.  First, can you obtain in discovery in a class action the fee arrangement between the plaintiff and his  lawyers? …
  • Sep 16

    Trade Secrets Claims Can Be Tough To Succeed On In The Business Court

    Trade Secrets Claims Can Be Tough To Succeed On In The Business Court
    If you want to pursue a trade secrets claim in the Business Court, you've got to disclose the details of your trade secret.  The Opinion last week in Unimin Corp. v. Gallo, 2014 NCBC 43 illustrates that point in detail.  It seems at…
Rank this Week: 500

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, real estate law and tax law.

http://www.wbb-law.com/multimedia/blog
Rank this Week: 4411

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: 3497

Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

Shares advice for business owners & executives. By Cleve Clinton and Jamie Ribman.

http://www.tiltingthescales.com/
  • Sep 30

    Texting Trouble: Who’s Liable?

    Texting Trouble: Who’s Liable?
    I.M. Dense, a stockbroker employed by BI Lough was driving to a non-business event when he struck and injured a motorcyclist. On personal time, in a personal vehicle and using a personal cell phone, Dense admitted that he was responding with…
  • Sep 30

    Protecting your Business from a Lack of “Wedded Bliss”

    Protecting your Business from a Lack of “Wedded Bliss”
    Richard and Rachel Rich married 30 years ago and enjoyed a tempestuous union ever since. One year prior to their marriage, Richard started up a small computer products company, Orange Computers. During the marriage, Orange Computers’…
  • Aug 28

    Trespassers – Can You Shoot ‘Em?

    Trespassers – Can You Shoot ‘Em?
    While riding the perimeter of his South Texas ranch in preparation for the upcoming dove season, Gaul Derrnit spies trespassers crawling through a new hole in his fence.  Twice before other illegal immigrants damaged Gaul’s fences…
Rank this Week: 3671

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • Sep 30

    Social Media Explosion Creates Even Greater Urgency for Asset Protection Planning

    Social Media Explosion Creates Even Greater Urgency for Asset Protection Planning
    An interesting article by Cindy Krischer Goodman in the Miami Herald provides some excellent examples of how fortunes today can change in an instant -- due to social media.  For example, racist comments in a private phone conversation…
  • Sep 29

    Ohio Legacy Trust Not Likely To Affect Your Income Taxe

    Ohio Legacy Trust Not Likely To Affect Your Income Taxe
    Clients frequently ask about potential income tax aspects of an Ohio Legacy Trust.  An Ohio Legacy Trust will likely have no effect at all on your income tax situation.  The trust will be structured so that it is a grantor trust…
  • Aug 12

    Debtors Can Face Uphill Battle to Remedy Creditor Mistake

    Debtors Can Face Uphill Battle to Remedy Creditor Mistake
    So many Americans today are facing debt collection efforts that the system often appears to be overwhelmed.  Mistakes seem to be getting more and more common. A recent article by Teresa Dixon Murray in the Cleveland Plain Dealer…
Rank this Week: 2424

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
Rank this Week: 2162

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
Rank this Week: 3240

The Virtual Attorney Blog

The Virtual Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and business law. By Michael Brennan.

http://thevirtualattorney.com/blog
  • Sep 30

    Making Your Business Stand Out From the Crowd

    Making Your Business Stand Out From the Crowd
    I advise a number of businesses that are just starting out and looking to establish themselves in some competitive markets. While they come to me to help them sort out legal issues associated with starting a business, as a small business…
  • Sep 16

    Pet Prenups | Planning for Pets if You Break Up

    Pet Prenups | Planning for Pets if You Break Up
    Couples are living together before marriage more than ever before. Perhaps unsurprisingly, for many of those lovebirds, a long-term future together is not always in the cards. When breakups happen, it’s challenging enough splitting up…
  • Sep 3

    New Handout | Estate Planning for Same Sex Couple

    New Handout | Estate Planning for Same Sex Couple
    Estate Planning for Same Sex Couples presents some challenges not otherwise seen when planning for married couples. In states like Illinois, where same-sex marriage is legal, the challenges are now much easier to conquer than they were even a…
Rank this Week: 2056

Oregon Business Litigation

Oregon Business Litigation

Resource for in-house counsel, business executives, human resource managers and others who monitor litigation and legal issues affecting Oregon businesses. By Ater Wynne.

http://www.aterwynneblog.com/oregon_business_litigatio/
  • Sep 30

    California will require supervisor training to prevent workplace bullying

    California will require supervisor training to prevent workplace bullying
    California recently became the second state to pass a law acknowledging the problem of workplace bullying. The first state to do so was Tennessee. Effective January 1, 2015, California’s existing law mandating sexual harassment training…
  • Jun 6

    Oregon Supreme Court recognizes law firm "in house" privilege

    Oregon Supreme Court recognizes law firm "in house" privilege
    The Oregon Supreme Court held last week that the attorney-client privilege applies to communications between a law firm's lawyers and the firm's in-house counsel. In Crimson Trace Corp. v. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, plaintiff sued its lawyers…
  • May 27

    Angencies continue to attack restrictions on employee speech: Part 3 -- Lessons for employer

    Angencies continue to attack restrictions on employee speech: Part 3 -- Lessons for employer
    As discussed in our earlier posts (Part 1 and Part 2), the EEOC and NLRB have in recent years targeted employers who impose restrictions on employee speech and conduct that could chill employees' exercise of their rights under the NLRA...
Rank this Week: 872