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Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 42

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

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

http://www.canadianappeals.com
  • May 21

    Has the Supreme Court of Canada done away with the concept of apparent bias?

    Has the Supreme Court of Canada done away with the concept of apparent bias?
    By Keegan Boyd In White Burgess Langille Inman v. Abbott and Haliburton Co., a must-read decision for anyone involved in litigation, the Supreme Court of Canada tackles some of the difficult questions associated with how to properly deal with…
  • May 19

    The SCC Monitor (19/05/2015)

    The SCC Monitor (19/05/2015)
    A Commentary on Recent Legal Developments by the Canadian Appeals MonitorBy Renée Zatzman The Supreme Court of Canada has released a number of significant decisions since our last update that are of interest to Canadian businesses and…
  • May 8

    Solicitor-Client Privilege Wins Again Court of Appeal Endorses Restrictive Statutory Interpretation in University of Calgary v JR

    Solicitor-Client Privilege Wins Again Court of Appeal Endorses Restrictive Statutory Interpretation in University of Calgary v JR
    By Roland Hung and Kimberly Macnab The privileged position that solicitor-client privilege occupies in our legal system was recently reiterated and reinforced in the context of access to information requests in University of Calgary v JR. On…
Rank this Week: 1483

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

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

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • May 21

    New York Court Approves the Use of Class Action Notification Via Social Media

    New York Court Approves the Use of Class Action Notification Via Social Media
    More than one judge has approved the use of social media for service of process. Now a judge has approved a bid to use websites like Facebook for informing potential participants of a class action lawsuit. The New York Federal Court has…
  • May 8

    Family Fights for Daughter to Take Marijuana Prescription at School

    Family Fights for Daughter to Take Marijuana Prescription at School
    Teenager Genny Barbour is in an unusual situation. Diagnosed with autism and epilepsy, Genny has experienced ongoing emotional and mental difficulties as well as debilitating seizures. Her parents, Roger and Lora, spent years trying every…
  • May 1

    NLRB Decision May Cause Companies to Amend Email Policie

    NLRB Decision May Cause Companies to Amend Email Policie
    The National Labor Relations Board made a landmark decision recently, when it ruled that employees have the right to use their employer's email system to send communications regarding union organizing. The decision came in response to a…
Rank this Week: 4612

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • May 21

    Obama, Iran, Rational Actor Theory, Anti-Semitism: A Toxic Mix

    Obama, Iran, Rational Actor Theory, Anti-Semitism: A Toxic Mix
    Critical race theorists and left-leaning behavioral economists (is there any other kind?) have been telling us for years that you cannot use rational actor theory to analyze discrimination. Examples:... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • May 21

    Comparing EU and USA regulation of "insider" trading by "outsiders"

    Comparing EU and USA regulation of "insider" trading by "outsiders"
    Gilotta, Sergio, The Regulation of Outsider Trading in EU and the US (May 15, 2015). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2605792 This paper examines the regulation of outsider trading in EU... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • May 21

    Critiquing Canadian Proxy Adviser

    Critiquing Canadian Proxy Adviser
    Tingle, Bryce C., Bad Company! The Assumptions Behind Proxy Advisors' Voting Recommendations (May 11, 2015). Dalhousie Law Journal, Vol. 37, No. 2 (Fall 2014) . Available at SSRN:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for…
Rank this Week: 212

DealBook

DealBook

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

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

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • May 21

    Northwestern Law Searle Center Eighth Annual Conference on Innovation Economic

    Northwestern Law Searle Center Eighth Annual Conference on Innovation Economic
    Northwestern Law Searle Center Eighth Annual Conference on Innovation Economics Thursday, June 18, 2014-Friday, June 19, 2014. Northwestern University School of Law. Wieboldt Hall, 340 E. Superior Street, Chicago, IL, 60611 The Searle Center…
  • May 21

    The Antitrust Division’s Devaluation of Standard-Essential Patent

    The Antitrust Division’s Devaluation of Standard-Essential Patent
    Greg Sidak, Criterion Economics and Tilburg Law has written on The Antitrust Division’s Devaluation of Standard-Essential Patents. ABSTRACT: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is a standard-setting organization…
  • May 21

    Recognizing the Limits of Antitrust: The Roberts Court Versus the Enforcement Agencie

    Recognizing the Limits of Antitrust: The Roberts Court Versus the Enforcement Agencie
    Thomas A. Lambert, University of Missouri - School of Law and Alden F. Abbott, Heritage are Recognizing the Limits of Antitrust: The Roberts Court Versus the Enforcement Agencies. As Judge Frank Easterbrook famously explained three decades…
Rank this Week: 58

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/
  • May 21

    Chancery Explains Res Judicata, Collateral Estoppel and Acquiescence

    Chancery Explains Res Judicata, Collateral Estoppel and Acquiescence
    Brevan Howard Credit Catalyst Master Fund Limited v. Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc., C.A. No. 9209-VCG (Del. Ch. May 19, 2015). This letter decision explains the nuances and elements of the following principles on which it granted a motion…
  • May 16

    Delaware Supreme Court Clarifies Law on Dismissal of Claims Against Director

    Delaware Supreme Court Clarifies Law on Dismissal of Claims Against Director
    The Delaware Supreme Court clarified the types of claims against independent directors that are eligible for a motion to dismiss regardless of the standard of review that applies to those claims. In re Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc.…
  • May 12

    No Equitable Jurisdiction for Some Declaratory Judgment Action

    No Equitable Jurisdiction for Some Declaratory Judgment Action
    The Bancorp Bank v. Cross & Simon LLC, C.A. No. 10299 (Del. Ch. May 8, 2015). This Chancery ruling explains that a declaratory judgment action could be filed in either Chancery or Superior Court, but in order for the Delaware Court…
Rank this Week: 345

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/
  • May 21

    Moultrie and Brooks on Defining a Proper Purpose for Books and Records Actions in Delaware

    Moultrie and Brooks on Defining a Proper Purpose for Books and Records Actions in Delaware
    My former research assistant Sam Moultrie and his colleague Andrea Schoch Brooks have authored a short article entitled "Defining a Proper Purpose for Books and Records Actions in Delaware." The article unpacks two recent Delaware…
  • May 21

    White Collar Rationalization

    White Collar Rationalization
    My last post outlined the criminological and behavioral ethics theories that help explain why corporate executives commit unethical and illegal acts. I’d like to unpack that a bit more by providing some specific rationalizations used by…
  • May 21

    Call for Papers: Business and Human Right

    Call for Papers: Business and Human Right
    Business and Human Rights Junior Scholars Conference The Rutgers Center for Corporate Governance, The University of Washington School of Law, and the Business and Human Rights Journal (Cambridge University Press) announce the first Business…
Rank this Week: 263

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/
  • May 21

    Bontempo v. Lare (Md. Ct. Spec. App.)

    Bontempo v. Lare (Md. Ct. Spec. App.)
    Filed: April 30, 2014Opinion by: Douglas R. M. ZanarianHolding: (1) When a minority stockholder petitions a court for dissolution pursuant to Md. Code Ann., Corps. & Ass’ns § 3-413 (the “dissolution statute”), such…
  • May 5

    Dynport Vaccine Co. LLC v. Lonza Biologics, Inc. (Maryland U.S.D.C.)

    Dynport Vaccine Co. LLC v. Lonza Biologics, Inc. (Maryland U.S.D.C.)
    Filed: April 30, 2015Opinion by: James K. BredarHolding: A basic ordering agreement that provides a framework for future contracts but fails to include mutuality of obligation is not by itself an enforceable contract. Facts: Contractor and…
  • Apr 29

    TBC, Inc. v. DEI Holdings, Inc. (Maryland U.S.D.C.)

    TBC, Inc. v. DEI Holdings, Inc. (Maryland U.S.D.C.)
    Filed: March 24, 2015Opinion by: Catherine D. BlakeHoldings:(1)   A corporate entity, in acquiring the assets of a predecessor, cannot be held liable solely based on continued use of a predecessor’s trade name, sale of a…
Rank this Week: 4942

My Distribution Law

My Distribution Law

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

http://www.mydistributionlaw.com/
  • May 21

    Can Trademark Abuse Constitute Monopolization?

    Can Trademark Abuse Constitute Monopolization?
    As far as antitrust law is concerned, trademarks are the unwanted stepchildren of intellectual property. The conventional wisdom is that trademarks – whose exclusionary effect is very attenuated, if it exists at all – do not…
  • May 19

    Pay-for-delay and the Rule of Reason

    Pay-for-delay and the Rule of Reason
    Last week, I co-authored an article in the Los Angeles/San Francisco Daily Journal on the California Supreme Court’s recent decision in the Cipro Cases.  There, the Court held that so-called “reverse payment”…
  • May 1

    Can Computers Conspire to Fix Prices?

    Can Computers Conspire to Fix Prices?
    Strange as it sounds, maybe we’re getting closer to the day we have to seriously consider liability for computer conspiracies. On April 6, David Topkins, a former executive of an e-commerce seller of posters, prints and framed art…
Rank this Week: 1531

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    FDA pre-approval doesn't bar Lanham Act false advertising claim against device

    FDA pre-approval doesn't bar Lanham Act false advertising claim against device
    Church & Dwight Co. v. SPD Swiss Precision Diagnostics, GMBH, No. 14 Civ. 00585, 2015 WL 2359467 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 24, 2015) Earlier discussion.  SPD argued that the FDCA barred Lanham Act false advertising claims against it…
  • May 21

    4th Circuit adopts Rogers, lifts injunction against disparaging reference to NAACP

    4th Circuit adopts Rogers, lifts injunction against disparaging reference to NAACP
    Radiance Foundation, Inc. v. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, No. 14-1568 (4th Cir. May 19, 2015)  The Radiance Foundation published an article online entitled “NAACP: National Association for the…
  • May 20

    Pop goes the lawsuit: "original" ice pop claim could be false advertising

    Pop goes the lawsuit: "original" ice pop claim could be false advertising
    Conopco Inc. v. Wells Enterprises, Inc., No. 14 Civ. 2223, 2015 WL 2330115 (S.D.N.Y. May 13, 2015) Wells makes the Bomb Pop, the first red-white-and-blue rocket-shaped ice pop sold in the US, created in 1955, and markets it as the…
Rank this Week: 287

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: 635

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
Rank this Week: 362

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • May 21

    Is Poor Contract Management Hurting Your Bottom Line?

    Is Poor Contract Management Hurting Your Bottom Line?
    From client contracts to employment agreements to leases, even small businesses can have hundreds if not thousands of contracts. Thanks to technology, a lot of contract management is done digitally. However, many contracts are still prepared,…
  • May 20

    ABC Test Revives Sleepy’s Wage and Hour Suit

    ABC Test Revives Sleepy’s Wage and Hour Suit
    Earlier this year, the New Jersey Supreme Court held that the “ABC test” should apply to determine whether a worker is an “independent contractor” for the purposes of the New Jersey Wage Payment Law and the New Jersey…
  • May 15

    Cybersecurity Response Tips for Small Businesse

    Cybersecurity Response Tips for Small Businesse
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) is the latest U.S. government agency to offer cybersecurity response tips to the business community. Late last month, the Securities and Exchange Commission also weighed in on cybersecurity response tips. The…
Rank this Week: 1488

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • May 21

    Litigation Lesson: Preserving Jurisdiction after Dismissal [VIDEO]

    Litigation Lesson: Preserving Jurisdiction after Dismissal [VIDEO]
    Does a trial court lose jurisdiction to enforce a settlement agreement after a case is dismissed by the parties? The Ohio Supreme Court recently answered this question, definitively providing an important Litigation Lesson for trial…
  • May 20

    Indiana: Wrap-Up of 2015 Real Estate-Related Legislation

    Indiana: Wrap-Up of 2015 Real Estate-Related Legislation
    After this spring’s legislative session, Governor Mike Pence signed into Indiana law the following real estate-related legislation: Public Law 88 – Limited Liability Arising From TrespassingPublic Law 88 provides that a person,…
  • May 6

    Best of Bingham: Two BGD Attorneys Honored as ?Up and Coming Lawyers? by Indiana Lawyer

    Best of Bingham: Two BGD Attorneys Honored as ?Up and Coming Lawyers? by Indiana Lawyer
    The Leadership in Law Distinguished Barrister and the Up and Coming Lawyer Awards are given annually to those attorneys who have shown a commitment to their profession and the clients they serve. The BGD Women’s Forum would like to…
Rank this Week: 3201

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers commercial litigation, directors and shareholders, and securities issues in Canada. Edited by Dan Parlow and Neil Kornfield.

http://www.businesslawblog.ca
  • May 21

    The new Family Law Act- One Way to Lose Your Exclusion

    The new Family Law Act- One Way to Lose Your Exclusion
    Under the Family Law Act, S.B.C. 2011, c. 25 (the “FLA”) unless property is “excluded property”, property owned by at least one spouse upon separation is family property and presumptively to be equally divided. …
  • Apr 27

    The Potter Decision – When an Administrative Suspension Goes Too Far

    The Potter Decision – When an Administrative Suspension Goes Too Far
    The Potter Decision – When an Administrative Suspension Goes Too Far   By Alisha Parmar and Shafik Bhalloo   The Potter Decision – When an Administrative Suspension Goes Too Far Constructive dismissal is a fascinating…
  • Mar 25

    Can an Arbitrator conduct his or her own Research?

    Can an Arbitrator conduct his or her own Research?
    This topic can be divided into two parts – research of the facts and research of the law. This comment will focus on whether an Arbitrator can conduct independent research of the facts outside of the evidence presented at the…
Rank this Week: 2483

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • May 21

    Fighting Virginia Radar Based on Odometer

    Fighting Virginia Radar Based on Odometer
    I’ve had people ask me this question and I don’t know where it’s coming from, but it simply is not relevant in Virginia. Let’s take a look at what defense options you DO have. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2015.…
  • May 11

    Will You Get Arrested if You Refuse the Roadside Breath Test?

    Will You Get Arrested if You Refuse the Roadside Breath Test?
    It’s possible. But the only way the preliminary breath test can help you is if you blow below a .08. As you’ll recall, the roadside breath test (or “preliminary breath test”) is the test that the officer offers you on…
  • May 7

    What is the Virginia Marijuana First Offender Program?

    What is the Virginia Marijuana First Offender Program?
    If you’re charged with possession of marijuana in Virginia, and this is the first time you’ve been through this situation you may be eligible for what we would call the first offender program.   This program is enabled by…
Rank this Week: 1363

Legal Update

Legal Update

Covers real estate law and business law. By Peter Moulinos.

http://www.moulinos.com/blog/
  • May 21

    No “sweat equity” where feuding couple splits mid renovation

    No “sweat equity” where feuding couple splits mid renovation
    Seeing marriage in their future, Andrew and Kent decided to buy a house together. They found a property that needed some renovations, but would generate rental income through a separate apartment. Andrew and Kent split the down payment and…
  • May 8

    Plaintiff Will Be Able to Move Forward With Lawsuit to Partition Mortgaged Property

    Plaintiff Will Be Able to Move Forward With Lawsuit to Partition Mortgaged Property
    Hughes­Reddick v. Hughes, 15299/13, NYLJ 1202723952829, at *1 (Sup., KI, Decided April 15, 2015). A mortgage company has suffered a set back in action brought by plaintiff to partition properties and unencumber her share from mortgages.…
  • May 7

    Cooperative’s Actions Place Cloud Over Penthouse Purchase

    Cooperative’s Actions Place Cloud Over Penthouse Purchase
    A buyer entered into a contract to purchase a penthouse apartment from defendants for $27.5 million and paid a deposit of $2.75 million. The parties intended to close after obtaining the cooperative corporation’s board of…
Rank this Week: 2441

New York & New Jersey Business…

New York & New Jersey Business Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newjerseybusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1633

Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

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

http://www.tiltingthescales.com/
Rank this Week: 1746

Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

Provides best practice tips, checklists and updates designed to keep organizations of all sizes in compliance with federal and state employment laws. By Holland & Hart.

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
  • May 21

    FMLA Self-Audit: Are You in Compliance?

    FMLA Self-Audit: Are You in Compliance?
    By Jason Ritchie Despite being enacted over 20 years ago, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) continues to trip up even the most experienced human resource professionals. If you have 50 or more employees, use this checklist to…
  • May 18

    Plan Fiduciaries Beware: Your Ongoing Duty to Monitor Investments Allows Beneficiaries To Claim Breach Within Six-Year Statute of Limitation

    Plan Fiduciaries Beware: Your Ongoing Duty to Monitor Investments Allows Beneficiaries To Claim Breach Within Six-Year Statute of Limitation
    By Mike Beaver In a ruling that will likely raise the anxiety level of plan fiduciaries, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled today that beneficiaries of a 401(k) plan could pursue their claim against the plan’s fiduciaries related to…
  • May 12

    H-1B Visa Applications Hit Record 233,000 In First Week

    H-1B Visa Applications Hit Record 233,000 In First Week
    By Roger Tsai Nearly 233,000 H-1B applications were filed with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in the first week of April. With only 85,000 H-1B visas available, nearly two-thirds of all applications will be rejected.…
Rank this Week: 2763

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/
  • May 21

    SBA Size Appeals: Notification Of Deadline Not Required

    SBA Size Appeals: Notification Of Deadline Not Required
    Government contractors are expected to be aware of appeal deadlines even if an agency does not mention those deadlines in its decision notifications. As one contractor recently discovered, a size appeal with the SBA Office of Hearings and…
  • May 20

    Sorry, Subcontractor: No SBA Size Appeal For You

    Sorry, Subcontractor: No SBA Size Appeal For You
    When the SBA found a subcontractor to be affiliated with its prime contractor under the ostensible subcontractor rule, the subcontractor could not appeal the SBA’s finding to the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals. In a recent size…
  • May 19

    SDVOSB Fraud: Company Dissolves To Settle “Rent-A-Vet” Allegation

    SDVOSB Fraud: Company Dissolves To Settle “Rent-A-Vet” Allegation
    A contractor has agreed to pay the government $1 million–and to dissolve as an ongoing entity–to resolve allegations that it falsely claimed SDVOSB status in order to receive VA SDVOSB set-aside contracts. According to a…
Rank this Week: 4008

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

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

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
Rank this Week: 3022

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/
  • May 21

    Internal Whistleblower Complaints Raise Important Consideration

    Internal Whistleblower Complaints Raise Important Consideration
    The number of whistleblower complaints is on the rise, according to the 2014 Annual Report to Congress on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program, and defending against them can be costly and disrupt business operations. Taking appropriate steps…
  • May 14

    Eleventh Circuit Rules That State Whistleblower Law Is Preempted By National Bank Act

    Eleventh Circuit Rules That State Whistleblower Law Is Preempted By National Bank Act
    On May 5, 2015, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Wiersum v. U.S. Bank, N.A. (pdf) that the National Bank Act (“NBA”), 12 U.S.C. §24 (Fifth), preempted a bank officer’s state law whistleblower claim…
  • May 6

    Immigration Update: Establishing Mobility Programs Is Essential for a Global Workforce

    Immigration Update: Establishing Mobility Programs Is Essential for a Global Workforce
    By Jennifer Taler As the economy becomes increasingly globalized, it is important for financial services industry employers to maintain their competitive edge by developing a robust toolkit of cross-border capabilities. The ability to…
Rank this Week: 2558

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
  • May 21

    Modernizing and Enhancing Investment Company and Investment Adviser Reporting

    Modernizing and Enhancing Investment Company and Investment Adviser Reporting
    Good morning, everyone. This is an open meeting of the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 20, 2015 under the Government in the Sunshine Act. The Commission today will consider two recommendations of the staff to modernize and augment…
  • May 21

    The Importance of Merger Price and Process in Delaware Appraisal Action

    The Importance of Merger Price and Process in Delaware Appraisal Action
    On April 30, 2015, the Delaware Court of Chancery issued a post-trial opinion in which it rejected an attempt by dissenting shareholders to extract extra consideration for their shares above the merger price through appraisal rights. See…
  • May 21

    Effective Regulatory Oversight and Investor Protection Requires Better Information

    Effective Regulatory Oversight and Investor Protection Requires Better Information
    It is said that, “knowledge is power.” Knowledge, however, requires information. And there is no doubt we live in an age of information. The advent of the Internet and the breathtaking technological advances we have witnessed over…
Rank this Week: 89

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • May 21

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for May 21

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for May 21
    It’s a day early because of the long weekend. If you’re looking to read some other compliance-related stories this weekend, these are some that recently caught my attention. Former SEC Chairman Cox Weighs in on Administrative…
  • May 20

    Vertical Integration of Fund Manager and Related Party Expense

    Vertical Integration of Fund Manager and Related Party Expense
    Marc Wyatt had been on the job for 16 days as the Acting Director Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations when he took his first shots at private fund managers. He took a shot directly at real estate fund managers and indirectly at…
  • May 18

    Brady, Footballs, and Tone at the Top

    Brady, Footballs, and Tone at the Top
    Handsome rich man from New England forced to take four-week vacation with supermodel wife. As a football fan, New England Patriots fan and a compliance professional, I can’t let the Wells Report and the punishment levied by the NFL pass…
Rank this Week: 653

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • May 21

    ACC Recognizes 12 Value Champion

    ACC Recognizes 12 Value Champion
    Want to increase efficiency and contain legal department costs? Sometimes it helps to see how others are achieving success.  The Association of Corporate Counsel recently announced 12 Value Champions that are worth a look: “General…
  • May 20

    Stunned markets take stock of listed law firm

    Stunned markets take stock of listed law firm
    The extraordinary upward trajectory of Slater + Gordon, the first publicly listed law firm in the world, has stunned critics and seems to suggest that this model could be a viable business strategy. The post Stunned markets take stock of…
  • May 19

    In-house counsel failing ethical risk management

    In-house counsel failing ethical risk management
    While all lawyers must address ethical issues as part of their practice, in-house counsel face their own unique challenges: “A new report suggests many corporate counsel struggle to navigate conflicts between their ethical obligations…
Rank this Week: 225

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • May 21

    Study: How Social Media Influences Investment Decision

    Study: How Social Media Influences Investment Decision
    This Q4 blog covers this recent study about how social media influences investment decisions. Here’s an excerpt: The article pulls interesting research from Greenwich Associates, which notes that “almost 80% of institutional…
  • May 20

    The SEC “Waivers” Debate: Heating Up Over WKSI Status – And a New Battlefield!

    The SEC “Waivers” Debate: Heating Up Over WKSI Status – And a New Battlefield!
    Even with the SEC’s new policy on Reg A & D waivers fresh on the books, the topic of whether to grant waivers remains topical. Last week, SEC Commissioner Stein dissented from the SEC’s order granting a waiver to Deutsche Bank…
  • May 19

    Fake SEC Filings: Avon’s “Unreal” Tender Offer

    Fake SEC Filings: Avon’s “Unreal” Tender Offer
    If you have read this blog for a while, then you know I dig fake SEC filings. As noted in this blog last year on the topic, they tend to be one of my most popular types of blogs. So last week was Christmas for me as this fake Schedule TO…
Rank this Week: 1328

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • May 21

    Death and Taxes And the Florida Probate Proce

    Death and Taxes And the Florida Probate Proce
    Benjamin Franklin said there were only two things certain in life: death and taxes. This is also true for the Florida probate process. The purpose of the Florida probate process is to gather the assets and debts of the deceased, pay the debts…
  • May 19

    Florida Breweries and Alcohol License

    Florida Breweries and Alcohol License
    Florida was named one of the top states for brewery openings at the Craft Brewers Conference in Portland, Oregon. Florida had the fifth most breweries across the U.S. in 2014, with 42 new beer makers setting up shop last year. Jacksonville…
  • May 14

    Choose a Florida Real Estate Attorney as Your Closing Agent

    Choose a Florida Real Estate Attorney as Your Closing Agent
    If you are buying and selling a property in Florida, then it is important to choose the right closing agent to ensure that the title is conveyed properly and free of any liens or encumbrances. Hiring an experienced Florida real estate…
Rank this Week: 575

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • May 21

    California’s Other Investment Adviser Law

    California’s Other Investment Adviser Law
    California’s Corporate Securities Law of 1968 defines and provides for the comprehensive regulation of most, but not all, investment advisers.  Some investment advisers are subject to an entirely different law found in the…
  • May 20

    Assembly Committee Seeks To Fix Securities Fraud Statute

    Assembly Committee Seeks To Fix Securities Fraud Statute
    Readers of this blog will know be familiar with my criticism of the 2013 amendment of California’s basic securities fraud statute, Corporations Code Section 25401.  See California Creates Complete Chaos By Rewriting Anti-Fraud…
  • May 19

    DBO Defeats Preliminary Injunction Files Suit Against Prorater

    DBO Defeats Preliminary Injunction Files Suit Against Prorater
    Last month, I wrote about Judge Lucy Koh’s decision not to preliminarily enjoin the Department of Business Oversight’s investigation of Nationwide Biweekly Administration, Inc. for unlicensed activity under…
Rank this Week: 571

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: 332

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • May 20

    Does the Supreme Court Disfavor Limitations Defenses?

    Does the Supreme Court Disfavor Limitations Defenses?
    Focus on substance over procedure The Supreme Court just vacated a judgment that enforced a six-year statute of limitations against beneficiaries of a employer savings plan. The ruling reinforces the view that this Court feels little love for…
  • May 17

    Federal Circuit Split Highlights Patent Policy Debate

    Federal Circuit Split Highlights Patent Policy Debate
    Policy debate If a firm that performs steps A, B, and C of a "method" patent induces the firm's customers to take step D -- the final one -- does the firm infringe the patent? The question -- which a...
  • May 13

    Tips on Interviewing Fact Witnesses, Part 2

    Tips on Interviewing Fact Witnesses, Part 2
    Nuts and bolts, part two Last time, we went over how to set up and get ready for an interview of a fact witness. Now we get to the main event. These tips apply mainly in the context of gathering...
Rank this Week: 1316

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • May 20

    Guest Post: Courts Uphold California Privacy Claims Despite Vague Allegations: Opening The Litigation Floodgates?

    Guest Post: Courts Uphold California Privacy Claims Despite Vague Allegations: Opening The Litigation Floodgates?
    Among the many concerns that arise whenever unauthorized appropriation or use of consumer data occurs is the possible violation of the consumers’ privacy that the access may represent. In numerous cases, aggrieved parties have tried to…
  • May 19

    The Anti-Corruption Enforcement Problem

    The Anti-Corruption Enforcement Problem
    For many years, the U.S. was the only country actively seeking to use its laws to fight corruption. However, more recently, a number of other countries have enacted their own anti-bribery laws while other countries have become more active in…
  • May 18

    D&O Insurance: The Major Shareholder Exclusion

    D&O Insurance: The Major Shareholder Exclusion
    An exclusion sometimes found in D&O insurance policies precludes coverage for claims made by shareholders who have a specified percentage of ownership in the insured company. This type of exclusion is called a Major Shareholder Exclusion…
Rank this Week: 753

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: 699

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: 141

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

Covers current antitrust news and regulatory developments. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 415

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/
  • May 20

    New in Print

    New in Print
    Carl J. Circo, A Case Study in Collaborative Technology and the Intentionally Relational Contract: Building Information Modeling and Construction Industry Contracts, 67 Ark. L. Rev. 873 (2014) Tal Kastner, How 'bout Them Apples?: The Power of…
  • May 20

    Rising Minimum Wage

    Rising Minimum Wage
    Should salary levels be regulated or mainly left to individual contractual negotiations between the employee and his/her employer? The former, according to the Los Angeles City Council and governance entities in several other cities and…
  • May 19

    Employers Must Continually Monitor 401(k) Plan

    Employers Must Continually Monitor 401(k) Plan
    Yesterday, I blogged here about a proposed Labor Department rule that would require investment brokers to contractually bind themselves as fiduciaries of their clients. Somewhat relatedly, the United States Supreme Court just issued an…
Rank this Week: 240

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • May 20

    B.C. Society Act Revamp

    B.C. Society Act Revamp
    The British Colombia Society Act, which dates back to 1977 and not being substantially revised since then, is undergoing a comprehensive overhaul, following the bill receiving Royal ascend on May 14th, 2015. The post B.C. Society Act Revamp…
  • May 11

    Buying a Business: Shares or Assets?

    Buying a Business: Shares or Assets?
    Whether you are buying out the competitor or buying your first business, you will want to ensure that the terms of the deal meet your needs and protect your interests. A fundamental concern is to first consider what it is you intend to…
  • May 1

    The Value of a Shareholder’s Agreement

    The Value of a Shareholder’s Agreement
    A well devised Shareholder’s Agreement is one tool that can create a road map, setting out options for dealing with unexpected interactions between shareholders. The post The Value of a Shareholder’s Agreement appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 3302

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
  • May 20

    Don’t Dodge—Defuse: Use Your Opening Statement to Handle Problem Area

    Don’t Dodge—Defuse: Use Your Opening Statement to Handle Problem Area
    Almost every case has problems—sometimes they are analogous to bombs waiting to drop on your case. The key is whether you show them to the jury and simultaneously defuse them, or whether the opposition drops them with glee. One of the…
  • May 18

    What If the Ex-Spouse Hits the Jackpot?

    What If the Ex-Spouse Hits the Jackpot?
    A couple gets divorced and one is ordered to pay spousal support to the other. But then the one getting support hits the lottery, inherits a lot of money, or has some other financial windfall. Is the support payer off the hook? Here’s…
  • May 15

    8 Things You Can Do to Take Your Law Career to the Next Level

    8 Things You Can Do to Take Your Law Career to the Next Level
    The following is a guest blog post by Anabella Q. Bonfa. Ms. Bonfa is a litigator with Wellman & Warren LLP and has built a reputation for handling business and partnership disputes, theft of trade secrets, and unfair competition. She…
Rank this Week: 2417

bevlog

bevlog

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

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog
  • May 20

    Where Art Tito and Blue Moon? June 4 Webinar

    Where Art Tito and Blue Moon? June 4 Webinar
    I am very pleased to announce that we will be joining with Chicago law firm Locke Lord to provide the following webinar. Simon and Tom have lots of experience representing consumer products companies in defending class action lawsuits. They…
  • May 5

    A Great Day for Maker’s Mark. A Good Day for Tito(?)

    A Great Day for Maker’s Mark. A Good Day for Tito(?)
    Whoa! The first of the “handmade” cases wrapped up within the past week. On May 1, 2015 the U.S. District Court in Tallahassee dismissed the class action lawsuit against Maker’s Mark “with prejudice.” The…
  • May 5

    A Great Day for Maker’s; a Good Day for Tito(?)

    A Great Day for Maker’s; a Good Day for Tito(?)
    Whoa! The first of the “handmade” cases wrapped up within the past week. On May 1, 2015 the U.S. District Court in Tallahassee dismissed the class action lawsuit against Maker’s Mark “with prejudice.” The…
Rank this Week: 162

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/
  • May 20

    Does a Contract Have to Be in Writing to be Enforceable?

    Does a Contract Have to Be in Writing to be Enforceable?
    The answer – it depends. The general rule is that in order to be enforceable, contracts do not have to be in writing unless they are required to be in writing by law. So, what constitutes a contract? The basic elements of a contract…
  • May 6

    Web Development Pitfalls and Legal Issues to Address When Someone Else Creates or Manages Your Business Website

    Web Development Pitfalls and Legal Issues to Address When Someone Else Creates or Manages Your Business Website
    Imagine the following scenario: It’s Monday morning and you open your web browser and type the domain name of your website into the address bar. You want to send a link to a blog post that may be of interest to a customer. Instead of…
  • May 1

    Who Owns This Blog Post?

    Who Owns This Blog Post?
    As a lawyer who blogs who is interested in the law as it pertains to bloggers, answering this question seems like a good place to start for a series of posts on Internet Law. The answer to the above question, as you might imagine, depends on…
Rank this Week: 2524

Law Office of E.C. Lewis, P.C.

Law Office of E.C. Lewis, P.C.

Covers business news.

http://www.eclewis.com/
  • May 20

    Financial Due Diligence

    Financial Due Diligence
    Whenever you are thinking about buying a business (or selling a business) it is expected that you will perform your due diligence before the sale is final to help decide whether or not the purchase is a good idea by verifying the material…
  • May 13

    Trademark Use and E-commerce

    Trademark Use and E-commerce
    As e-commerce businesses have taken off, so have more issues arose relating to use of others’ intellectual property. We’ve already talked about how intellectual property like trademarks can be a delicate situation between…
  • Apr 29

    Balancing Trademark Protection and Public Relation

    Balancing Trademark Protection and Public Relation
    Business is business, and the law is the law. Sometimes the combination of these two are unavoidable, even necessary, such as when it comes to business entity formation, contracts, licensing, permits, and the list goes on. In today’s…
Rank this Week: 1831

Boston Metro Business Lawyer Blog

Boston Metro Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Boston Metro Area business law. By Richard Mucci.

http://www.bostonmetrobusinesslawyer.com/
  • May 20

    Massachusetts Erroneous Conviction Statute and Insufficient Evidence Case

    Massachusetts Erroneous Conviction Statute and Insufficient Evidence Case
    Massachusetts law allows a person who has been the subject of an erroneous conviction to pursue a claim for compensation.  To recover, a person must first show that he or she is eligible as a member of the class set forth under the…
  • May 5

    Equitable Adjustments in Massachusetts Public Construction Contract

    Equitable Adjustments in Massachusetts Public Construction Contract
    Sometimes businesses must bid on jobs and sign contracts while there is still some level of uncertainty regarding the extent of work that must be performed and how much it will cost.  Massachusetts law allows a contractor entering a…
  • Apr 29

    Policies against Tipping Allowed under Massachusetts Tips Act

    Policies against Tipping Allowed under Massachusetts Tips Act
    The Tips Act protects certain Massachusetts service employees from having to turn over their tips to their employers, but what happens to the money left by customers in spite of an employer’s no tipping policy?      …
Rank this Week: 3051

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/
  • May 20

    What Activist Investors Can Learn from Trian & DuPont

    What Activist Investors Can Learn from Trian & DuPont
    A few days ago, I blogged about these law firm memos describing the end result of Trian’s attempt on DuPont. Here’s an excerpt of this blog from “The Activist Investor” looking at it from the activist’s…
  • May 19

    Cornerstone: No Automatic Disloyalty Inference” for Disinterested Directors in Controller Transaction

    Cornerstone: No Automatic Disloyalty Inference” for Disinterested Directors in Controller Transaction
    Here’s an excerpt from this Fried Frank memo (also see these other memos about the case): In a move consistent with the Delaware courts’ recent general inclination for early dismissal of M&A-related litigation, the Delaware…
  • May 18

    DuPont Announces Victory in Trian Proxy Fight

    DuPont Announces Victory in Trian Proxy Fight
    Here’s the news from this Sullivan & Cromwell memo (also see this Jones Day memo): On May 13, 2015, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, a major chemical company with a market cap of approximately $68 billion, defeated a proxy…
Rank this Week: 2252

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • May 19

    My Employer Defamed Me to the Government! Not So Fast, Says the Texas Supreme Court.

    My Employer Defamed Me to the Government! Not So Fast, Says the Texas Supreme Court.
    In Texas, a person cannot be sued for defamation for statements made in judicial or legislative proceedings. However, the rule has not been so clear with respect to the statement made before such proceedings begin, such as those made during…
  • May 11

    Break Time for Nursing Mothers at Work – A Right or a Privilege?

    Break Time for Nursing Mothers at Work – A Right or a Privilege?
    Many businesses routinely face the question of what to do when a nursing employee asks that she be allowed to take a break to express milk at work and that she be allowed to do so in a private space? Does an employer have to grant her…
  • Apr 27

    Lunch Invitations Are Not Sexual Harassment – Says the Texas Supreme Court

    Lunch Invitations Are Not Sexual Harassment – Says the Texas Supreme Court
    Last week, the Texas Supreme Court reversed a $1 million award to a former San Antonio Water System (SAWS) employee, who claimed that she was terminated because she confronted a male vice president about his repeated lunch…
Rank this Week: 2291