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Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 20

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
  • Jul 23

    AML Monitoring: New York Regulator Gets Prescriptive

    AML Monitoring: New York Regulator Gets Prescriptive
    The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) issued its final rule on June 30, 2016 requiring either senior officers or the board of directors to certify the effectiveness of anti-money laundering (AML) and Office of Foreign…
  • Jul 22

    Commonsense Principles of Corporate Governance

    Commonsense Principles of Corporate Governance
    The following is a series of corporate governance principles for public companies, their boards of directors and their shareholders. These principles are intended to provide a basic framework for sound, long-term-oriented governance. But…
  • Jul 22

    Bail-in and Market Stabilization

    Bail-in and Market Stabilization
    The concept of “bailing in” a distressed bank’s creditors to avoid a taxpayer-financed public rescue is commonly accepted as one of the most significant regulatory achievements in the post-crisis efforts to end the problem…
Rank this Week: 133

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Jul 23

    Weekend Reading: Bluff

    Weekend Reading: Bluff
    The mystery of the Federal Reserve leaves people wondering if it’s controlled by the mysterious Illuminati, corrupt politicians, or fat cat bankers. And it leaves people wondering what exactly it does, or not care and demand an…
  • Jul 22

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for July 22

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for July 22
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. World’s 20 biggest banks rack up £252bn ‘conduct costs’ in five years by Sean Farrell in the Guardian The cost of fines, legal bills…
  • Jul 21

    Vice Presidents and the Pay to Play Rule

    Vice Presidents and the Pay to Play Rule
    The Securities and Exchange Commission limits the ability of investment advisers and fund managers from contributing to certain politicians that can influence investment decisions for state pension funds. Under Rule 206(4)-5, you can…
Rank this Week: 853

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    Someone threatens to show your nude pictures...what do you do?

    Someone threatens to show your nude pictures...what do you do?
    A great question was asked about how to handle a threatening letter involving pictures. I answered the question, and thought I would share the results here. The question was: if I find naked pictures of me in an envelope and an anonymous…
  • Jul 23

    Someone threatens to show your nude pictures...what do you do?

    Someone threatens to show your nude pictures...what do you do?
    A great question was asked about how to handle a threatening letter involving pictures. I answered the question, and thought I would share the results here. The question was: if I find naked pictures of me in an envelope and an anonymous…
  • Jul 23

    Someone threatens to show your nude pictures...what do you do?

    Someone threatens to show your nude pictures...what do you do?
    A great question was asked about how to handle a threatening letter involving pictures. I answered the question, and thought I would share the results here. The question was: if I find naked pictures of me in an envelope and an anonymous…
Rank this Week: 2696

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/
  • Jul 23

    Sixth Circuit Adopts Materialization of the Risk Standard for Loss Causation

    Sixth Circuit Adopts Materialization of the Risk Standard for Loss Causation
    It looks like the Fifth Circuit is becoming increasingly isolated. After the Supreme Court decided Dura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Broudo, 544 US 336 (2005), a circuit split developed as to how plaintiffs can satisfy the element of loss…
  • Jul 22

    Crowdfunding for the Olympic

    Crowdfunding for the Olympic
    As loyal readers may have noticed, I am excited about the upcoming Summer Olympic Games in Rio. While the Olympics is sure to be heavily watched, the Games are not that lucrative for many of the participants. The average Olympian...
  • Jul 22

    Thank You Letter

    Thank You Letter
    Following on Joan's excellent post about networking letters, I wanted to share a few words about thank you letters. Attorney Kyle Westaway organizes "thank yous" into four levels: Level 1 — Email saying thanks for the time and…
Rank this Week: 181

AMS Counsel Blawg

AMS Counsel Blawg

Covers business law, employment agreements, and start-up considerations. By Anne Marie Segal.

http://annemariesegal.com/
  • Jul 22

    6 Key Value-Proposition Questions to Understand Your Personal ROI

    6 Key Value-Proposition Questions to Understand Your Personal ROI
    Have you ever defined your highest “value proposition” – both to your current company and in…
  • Jun 27

    Young Women Lawyers: Get Respect

    Young Women Lawyers: Get Respect
    Many inquiries I have received as a coach, and as a senior attorney beforehand, revolve around a single, critical issue: As a young woman attorney (or, in some cases, as a senior woman attorney), how can I get the respect I deserve?
  • Jun 22

    Successful Career Transition Stage 2: Vet Your Option

    Successful Career Transition Stage 2: Vet Your Option
    Kristina has always secretly dreamed of owning a vineyard in France. She has other dreams, too. But this one just won’t go away. How can Kristina, from her windowless desk at a bank in New York City, figure out how…
Rank this Week: 3607

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: 8

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/
  • Jul 22

    SBA Finalizes “Universal” Small Business Mentor-Protege Program

    SBA Finalizes “Universal” Small Business Mentor-Protege Program
    The SBA has finalized its “universal” mentor-protege program for all small businesses. In a final rule scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on July 25, 2016, the SBA provides the framework for what may be one of the…
  • Jul 22

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: July 18-22, 2016

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: July 18-22, 2016
    I’m back in the office today after a great workshop with the Kansas PTAC where I spoke about Big Changes for Small Contractors–a presentation covering the major changes to the limitations on subcontracting, the SBA’s new…
  • Jul 22

    SmallGovCon Welcomes Candace Shield

    SmallGovCon Welcomes Candace Shield
    I am very pleased to announce that Candace Shields is joining our team of government contracts bloggers here at SmallGovCon. Candace comes to us from the Social Security Administration, where she was an Attorney Advisor for several years.…
Rank this Week: 3474

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • Jul 22

    Ohio Legislators Are Firmly Behind Recent LLC Protection

    Ohio Legislators Are Firmly Behind Recent LLC Protection
    As I have mentioned in other posts, Ohio Senate Bill 181 was signed by the Governor and became law on July 6, 2016.  The new statute improves the already excellent protections offered by Ohio’s LLC statute.  It amends various…
  • Jul 15

    Ohio LLC Statute Now Provides More Protection For Members, Managers and Officer

    Ohio LLC Statute Now Provides More Protection For Members, Managers and Officer
    As I noted in a recent post, significant changes to Ohio’s LLC statute (contained in Senate Bill 181) became effective on July 6.  Among these changes are provisions making it harder to impose personal liability on members,…
  • Jul 14

    Living in One State and Setting Up a Trust in Another

    Living in One State and Setting Up a Trust in Another
    Can you set up a trust in a state that you do not reside in?  The answer is yes.  You can set up a trust in a country you do not live in.  As a resident of Ohio, I can establish a trust in Delaware or Alaska or the Cook Islands…
Rank this Week: 3820

The Venture Alley

The Venture Alley

Covers business and legal issues for entrepreneurs, startups, venture capitalists and angel investors. By DLA Piper.

http://www.theventurealley.com
  • Jul 22

    Privacy Shield is final: What it means for businesse

    Privacy Shield is final: What it means for businesse
    The US Department of Commerce announced that it will begin accepting applications for Privacy Shield certifications beginning on August 1. For US organizations collecting personal data from the EU, the past year has been an anxious one, as…
  • Jul 20

    At the Intersection of Business, Law and Technology; DLA Piper’s Global Tech Summit

    At the Intersection of Business, Law and Technology; DLA Piper’s Global Tech Summit
    The pace of innovation and adoption in technology – fast and getting faster – has long presented a stark contrast to the deliberate pace of change in the law. That contrast is greater than ever today, as entrepreneurs and…
  • Jul 7

    So Your Fund Wants to Invest in Canada, Eh?

    So Your Fund Wants to Invest in Canada, Eh?
    Despite a recent cooling in the overall investment climate, the number of active U.S. venture investors in Canada has more than doubled over the past five years. This migration north coincides with a climb in overall venture investment…
Rank this Week: 3683

Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

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

http://www.deathcarelaw.com/
  • Jul 22

    Missouri Preneed Records: Trustee’s Deposit Record

    Missouri Preneed Records: Trustee’s Deposit Record
    In our prior post (Missouri Seller Exams: Timely Deposits), we discussed the receipt and deposit records that funeral homes may be required to maintain.  However, to demonstrate that they are complying with the preneed law’s…
  • Jul 17

    Missouri Seller Exams: Timely Deposit

    Missouri Seller Exams: Timely Deposit
    Missouri’s preneed funeral law imposes time requirements on funeral homes that accept consumer funds.  For funeral homes using depository accounts to fund preneed contracts, the funeral home must deposit consumer funds with the…
  • Jul 11

    Missouri Seller Records: KISS

    Missouri Seller Records: KISS
    When the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors met June 30th to discuss a proposed rule defining new record keeping requirements for preneed sellers, one Board member spoke a sentiment that many funeral directors share: keep…
Rank this Week: 1644

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    Settlement class can't stand where settlement notice gave mistaken info

    Settlement class can't stand where settlement notice gave mistaken info
    Duran v. Obesity Research Institute, LLC, No. D067917, 2016 WL 3913205 (Cal. Ct. App. Jun. 23, 2016)Duran sued ORI and Wal-Mart for allegedly falsely advertising the weight loss benefits of Lipozene and MetaboUp. The court approved a…
  • Jul 22

    IP Professors' Amicus in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brand

    IP Professors' Amicus in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brand
    Filed today: Mark McKenna, Chris Sprigman, Mark Lemley, Tyler Ochoa, Betsy Rosenblatt, Pam Samuelson, Kathy Strandburg, and I submitted a brief in this copyright separability case, arguing that conceptual separability is simply a coda to…
  • Jul 22

    Don't send a TM to do a (c)'s job: 7th Circuit rules in Slep-Tone case

    Don't send a TM to do a (c)'s job: 7th Circuit rules in Slep-Tone case
    Mark McKenna organized an amicus brief in this case, which was not cited by the court but advocated a position similar to that adopted by the panel. Phoenix Entertainment Partners, LLC v. Rumsey, No. 15-2844 (7th Cir. July 21, 2016) Slep-Tone…
Rank this Week: 2532

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Jul 22

    How are Preliminary Breath Tests Calibrated for Accuracy?

    How are Preliminary Breath Tests Calibrated for Accuracy?
    If you’re on trial for DUI in Virginia, you should know how the preliminary breath test (PBT) must be checked for accuracy and calibrated. If that device can’t be proven to be in proper working order, it shouldn’t be allowed…
  • Jul 18

    Driving on Suspended License Secret: The Officer Must Have a Reason to Pull You Over

    Driving on Suspended License Secret: The Officer Must Have a Reason to Pull You Over
    Video – click to watch instead of reading. Did you know that it’s possible to beat a driving on suspended offense if the officer did not have a good reason to pull you over? This defense applies to many traffic related violations,…
  • Jul 14

    [VIDEO] Should You Prepay Your Virginia Reckless Driving Ticket?

    [VIDEO] Should You Prepay Your Virginia Reckless Driving Ticket?
    If you’re facing reckless driving right now, you need to contact me so you can learn more about reckless driving defenses, learn more about what your situation with the law really means, and then make an educated, informed decision…
Rank this Week: 211

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

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

    The definition of materiality is whether…

    The definition of materiality is whether there is substantial likelihood that the reasonable investor would consider the information in question to be important in making an investment decision. Are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jul 21

    "Commonsense Corporate Governance Principles"? Or Feel-Good Platitudes? Or Bunkum?

    "Commonsense Corporate Governance Principles"? Or Feel-Good Platitudes? Or Bunkum?
    Thirteen (an auspicious or suspicious number?) top CEOs published a joint statement on what they called Commonsense Corporate Governance Principles as a full page ad in today's Wall Street Journal... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jul 21

    Do corporations have a "duty" not to avoid taxes?

    Do corporations have a "duty" not to avoid taxes?
    UK Prime Minister Theresa May seems to think so: It doesn’t matter to me whether you’re Amazon, Google or Starbucks, you have a duty to put something back, you have a debt to your fellow citizens,... [[ This is a content summary…
Rank this Week: 85

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/
  • Jul 22

    Court Rules in Favor of School District in Assault Case

    Court Rules in Favor of School District in Assault Case
    The Third Circuit Court has ruled in favor of a Pennsylvania school district in a lawsuit brought by the family of a student who was assaulted on a school campus. The assault occurred in the 2012-2013 school year at Chester High School, which…
  • Jul 15

    Ohio Charter School Sues Department of Education

    Ohio Charter School Sues Department of Education
    An online charter school in Ohio filed a lawsuit against the state’s Department of Education in an effort to block an attendance audit. The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, known as ECOT, advertises that it enrolls more than 15,000…
  • Jul 7

    Groupon and IBM Sue Each Other for Patent Infringement

    Groupon and IBM Sue Each Other for Patent Infringement
    Sometimes, the only appropriate way to respond to a lawsuit is by filing a countersuit. At least, that seems to be the philosophy of Groupon, Inc. The story began a few months ago when International Business Machines, better known as IBM,…
Rank this Week: 1475

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
  • Jul 22

    Good News for Patent Holder

    Good News for Patent Holder
    By: Lisa Warren In what has been a seemingly rare occurrence in recent months, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently issued a pro-patentee decision in Immersion Corporation v. HTC Corporation and HTC America, Inc.,…
  • Jul 15

    Client Alert: EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Adopted

    Client Alert: EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Adopted
    The European Commission Has Adopted and Launched the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield  By: Faith Kasparian Earlier this week, the European Commission adopted the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield – a new framework for transatlantic data…
  • Jul 14

    MBBP’s Life Sciences Vector, Summer 2016

    MBBP’s Life Sciences Vector, Summer 2016
    2016 LIFE SCIENCES PANEL SERIES At the second of our Life Sciences panel Series: “Laying the Foundation for Growth: Entity & Equity”, experts discussed whether a corporation or a limited liability…
Rank this Week: 723

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business transactions, start-ups, and mergers. By Structure Law Group, LLP.

http://www.sanjosebusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Important Contracts for Startup

    Important Contracts for Startup
    Contracts are an integral part of conducting business and the necessity for certain contracts can arise from the very start of your company.
  • Jul 15

    LLCs – Fiduciary Duties of Members and Managers in California

    LLCs – Fiduciary Duties of Members and Managers in California
    Under the duty of loyalty, a managing member or manager is required to put the interests of the LLC above any their personal interests. This loyalty is manifested through managing members and managers acting honestly in any dealings with the…
  • Jul 8

    Dissolving Your LLC in California – Important Things to Consider

    Dissolving Your LLC in California – Important Things to Consider
    While there are many ways to dissolve an LLC, including involuntary dissolution, this article focuses on voluntary dissolution by the LLC’s member(s) and for those LLCs which were active in conducting business during its lifespan.
Rank this Week: 3187

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Focuses on complliance, corporate governance, disclosure, mergers and tax issues. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.corporatesecuritieslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1254

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Jul 22

    Seterus, Inc. Suspense Account and Threats May Violate the Law

    Seterus, Inc. Suspense Account and Threats May Violate the Law
    Maginnis Law, PLLC is currently investigating complaints of unlawful acts committed by Seterus, Inc. in connection with the collection of mortgage payments. Seterus, Inc., is a mortgage company that services Fannie Mae mortgages. Some of the…
  • Jul 11

    “MIXED FILES” – IS YOUR CREDIT REPORT MERGED WITH SOMEONE ELSE?

    “MIXED FILES” – IS YOUR CREDIT REPORT MERGED WITH SOMEONE ELSE?
    It is not uncommon for a credit reporting agency (such as Equifax, Experian, or Trans Union) to include information about another person in a consumer’s credit report.  This type of error is commonly referred to as a “Mixed…
  • Jun 30

    Types of Auto Insurance Coverage in North Carolina

    Types of Auto Insurance Coverage in North Carolina
    If you suffered injuries in a North Carolina automobile accident, there are several types of auto insurance coverage that may be available to compensate your losses. The Raleigh attorneys of Maginnis Law are experienced in helping folks…
Rank this Week: 4909

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

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

    The Price Effects of Cross-Market Hospital Merger

    The Price Effects of Cross-Market Hospital Merger
    Leemore Dafny; Kate Ho and Robin S. Lee examine The Price Effects of Cross-Market Hospital Mergers. ABSTRACT: So-called "horizontal mergers" of hospitals in the same geographic market have garnered significant attention from…
  • Jul 22

    EU Competition Law An Analytical Guide to the Leading Cases (5th Edition)

    EU Competition Law An Analytical Guide to the Leading Cases (5th Edition)
    EU Competition Law An Analytical Guide to the Leading Cases By: Ariel Ezrachi See larger image Published: 19-09-2016 Format: PDF eBook (?) Edition: 5th Extent: 910 ISBN: 9781509909858 Imprint: Hart Publishing RRP: £39.99 Request Inspection…
  • Jul 22

    Competitive Price Targeting with Smartphone Coupon

    Competitive Price Targeting with Smartphone Coupon
    Jean-Pierre H. Dube, Zheng Fang, Nathan Fong and Xueming Luo experiment with Competitive Price Targeting with Smartphone Coupons. ABSTRACT: We conduct a large-scale field experiment to study competitive price discrimination in a duopoly…
Rank this Week: 45

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: 841

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/
  • Jul 22

    IRS Implements New Safeguards for Income Verification Express Service

    IRS Implements New Safeguards for Income Verification Express Service
    The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) is implementing new requirements for taxpayers who use the Income Verification Express Service (“IVES”), a service companies use when signing off on the incomes of loan applicants.…
  • Jul 21

    Revised Tax Return Due Dates for Partnerships and C Corporation

    Revised Tax Return Due Dates for Partnerships and C Corporation
    President Obama signed the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 (“Act”) into law on July 31, 2015. The Act includes a series of revised tax return filing deadlines for partnerships and C…
  • Jun 30

    IRS Shuts Down E-file PIN Tool

    IRS Shuts Down E-file PIN Tool
    In response to recent cyber-attacks on the Electronic Filing PIN App (“e-file PIN”), the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) announced the e-file PIN capability is no longer available online or through the toll-free phone…
Rank this Week: 2758

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
  • Jul 22

    What’s a Timely Objection?

    What’s a Timely Objection?
    Objections to evidence at trial must be “timely made.” Evid C §353(a). But what does that actually mean? To be timely, an objection to inadmissible evidence must be made at the earliest opportunity. 3 Witkin, California…
  • Jul 20

    Going Solo? Don’t Forget Insurance!

    Going Solo? Don’t Forget Insurance!
    One of the first and most important purchases for an attorney opening a new practice is insurance coverage. Here’s a look a what you’ll need. Here are the basic insurance needs for an attorney starting a new practice: General…
  • Jul 18

    Moving Tactically: Should You Make a Motion?

    Moving Tactically: Should You Make a Motion?
    Motions are tactical tools, and your decision to seek an order should be made in the context of your overall litigation plan. Always keep in mind that making a motion entails time, effort, and expense for the moving party. Is it worth it?…
Rank this Week: 531

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Covers business and franchise law.

http://www.spadealaw.com/blog
  • Jul 22

    Philadelphia Franchise Association June Lunch & Learn

    Philadelphia Franchise Association June Lunch & Learn
    The Philadelphia Franchise Association had a Lunch & Learn at Maggiano's Little Italy on June 8th. Attendees discussed the latest industry news and trends. The event was moderated by our very own Tom Spadea and featured 3 guest…
  • May 27

    Tom Spadea to Speak at Franchise Workshop at Rowan University

    Tom Spadea to Speak at Franchise Workshop at Rowan University
    If you have thought about starting your own franchise, then this workshop is for you! Find out how you can start being your own boss by attending this FREE event on June 1st (Wednesday). Note that you must register beforehand to attend. In…
  • May 24

    49th Annual International Franchise Association Legal Symposium

    49th Annual International Franchise Association Legal Symposium
    Will Jameson of Spadea Lignana Shares His Experience Franchise lawyers, CEOs, small business owners and more gathered in Washington DC from May 15-17, 2016 for the IFA's 49th Annual Legal Symposium. This year’s program provided value…
Rank this Week: 3203

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Jul 22

    How to Elevate the In-House Counsel Role

    How to Elevate the In-House Counsel Role
    Premise: The role of in-house counsel has evolved and status has been elevated. Expectations have been raised by the C-Suite. The department must be managed like other business units, with adherence to budget, performance standards, and…
  • Jul 21

    List of Legal Tech Startups Grow

    List of Legal Tech Startups Grow
    Here are the latest additions to my list of legal startups. Send additions to ambrogi-at-gmail.com. To read more about this list and why I created it, see this post. The post List of Legal Tech Startups Grows appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
  • Jul 20

    Job Interviewing for New Attorney

    Job Interviewing for New Attorney
    As a new attorney, you've spent the past few years demonstrating what you know. From your first class on procedure to the grueling demands of the bar exam, you've become an expert at proving that you know the law. The post Job Interviewing…
Rank this Week: 127

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1063

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

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

    The High-Level “Commonsense Corporate Governance Principles”

    The High-Level “Commonsense Corporate Governance Principles”
    The effort by 13 prominent business leaders – including Warren Buffett & Jamie Dimon – and large institutional investors to draw up a set of “Commonsense Corporate Governance Principles” is complete. Not an easy…
  • Jul 21

    More on “Congress Being Congress: What Does “Defunding” a Rule Even Mean?”

    More on “Congress Being Congress: What Does “Defunding” a Rule Even Mean?”
    Recently, I blogged about how it wasn’t clear what Congress would mean if it passed a budget bill that wouldn’t allow the SEC to conduct rulemaking or enforce certain rules. I indicated that the SEC hasn’t been faced with…
  • Jul 20

    Proxy Access: Rise in Binding Proposals Next Year?

    Proxy Access: Rise in Binding Proposals Next Year?
    This proxy season, a number of companies were successful in excluding proxy access shareholder proposals under Rule 14a-8(i)(10) – the “substantially implemented” exclusion – by adopting proxy access bylaws of their…
Rank this Week: 2358

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Jul 22

    July in Germany and Austria

    July in Germany and Austria
    The D&O Diary was on assignment in Europe this past week for meetings in Germany, with a brief stopover in Austria before returning home. The picture to the left was taken during our short visit to Salzburg, Austria, which is described…
  • Jul 18

    Second Round of Frisbee Photo

    Second Round of Frisbee Photo
    The D&O Diary’s readers cover a lot of ground and have an incredible diversity of interests, if the latest round of Frisbee photos is any indication. Readers may recall that in connection with The D&O Diary’s…
  • Jul 12

    Eighth Circuit Split Spotlights Tensions with the Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine

    Eighth Circuit Split Spotlights Tensions with the Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine
    One of the bedrock principles of our legal system is that criminal liability attaches only to those who act with intent or knowledge – that is, as the legal scholars say, with mens rea (or a guilty mind). The “responsible…
Rank this Week: 406

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/
  • Jul 22

    Nevada Supreme Court Refuses To “Blue Pencil” Unreasonable Non-Compete

    Nevada Supreme Court Refuses To “Blue Pencil” Unreasonable Non-Compete
    Nevada, unlike California, applies a reasonableness test to non-compete agreements.  Although the Nevada courts haven’t identified a specific heuristic to be followed, a covenant not to compete will be found to…
  • Jul 21

    In The DBO’s World, Money, Money, Money Transmitter

    In The DBO’s World, Money, Money, Money Transmitter
    Many may not realize that the Money Transmitter Division of the California Department of Business Oversight licenses and regulates money transmitters.  Money transmitters include issuers of payment instruments (money orders),…
  • Jul 20

    California And Delaware Corporate Law Differ In Many Respects, Including The Authority Of Committee

    California And Delaware Corporate Law Differ In Many Respects, Including The Authority Of Committee
    Both California and Delaware allow the formations of committees of the Board of Directors.  Both states also allow these committees to exercise the authority of the board, but with certain exceptions.  California, however, has far…
Rank this Week: 1005

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Bonus Debentures: A New Perspective on Certain Issues and Concern

    Bonus Debentures: A New Perspective on Certain Issues and Concern
    [The following post is contributed by Priya Garg, who is a student at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WB-NUJS).An earlier post on this Blog discussing the features and implications of bonus debentures is available…
  • Jul 17

    Risk Management and Corporate Governance

    Risk Management and Corporate Governance
    The current edition of the NSE Quarterly Briefing is on “Risk Management and the Board of Directors in Indian Firms” and is drafted by Professor Afra Afsharipour. The executive summary is as follows:- Enterprise Risk Management…
  • Jul 12

    India-Mauritius DTAA Protocol: Analyzing the Impact

    India-Mauritius DTAA Protocol: Analyzing the Impact
    [The following guest post is contributed by Aarush Bhatia, who is a 5th year B.A.LL.B (Hons.) student at CNLU, Patna]IntroductionThe protocol[i]dated 10 May 2016 amending the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) between India and…
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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/
  • Jul 21

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (July 21, 2016)

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (July 21, 2016)
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 610 What We Buy When We 'Buy Now' Aaron Perzanowski and Chris Jay Hoofnagle Case Western Reserve University School of Law and University of…
  • Jul 20

    The MoneyGram Case: Commercial Law at the United States Supreme Court

    The MoneyGram Case: Commercial Law at the United States Supreme Court
    How often do those of us in the contracts realm get to string together "commercial law," "U.S. Supreme Court," and "original jurisdiction" in the same sentence? If your answer is, "not nearly often…
  • Jul 20

    More Adventures in Leasing: Persistent Apartment Flooding Edition

    More Adventures in Leasing: Persistent Apartment Flooding Edition
    Here is a good case for illustrating equitable estoppel in a way that students, frequently renters, will probably appreciate: Pinnacle Properties Development Group, LLC v. Daily, Court of Appeals Case No. 10A01-1512-SC-2275, out of Indiana.…
Rank this Week: 349

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
  • Jul 21

    $800 Franchise Tax is Due Even if LLC is Canceled

    $800 Franchise Tax is Due Even if LLC is Canceled
    This post about California’s $800 franchise tax is based on my recent answer to a Quora question. Q.: In California, can someone shut down an LLC before the $800 franchise tax is due on the 15th day of the 4th month? A.: One can…
  • Jun 23

    Trade Secrets Receive Federal Protection

    Trade Secrets Receive Federal Protection
    This post discusses the civil and criminal protections for trade secrets available since May 12, 2016 under the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA). Relevant definitions in the DTSA roughly follow – with numerous modest…
  • Jun 13

    May a Minor Be a Partner?

    May a Minor Be a Partner?
    This post answers the following question: May a minor be a partner (in a partnership legal entity)? It is based on my answer to the Avvo question, In California, can a minor be a partner in a General Partnership? Please note that, at…
Rank this Week: 1163

Vandrew Law Blog

Vandrew Law Blog

Covers asset protection, estate planning, tax law, and small business law.

http://vandrew.com/
  • Jul 21

    IRAs & 401(k)s Holding Bitcoin Directly: Step-by-Step Guide to Avoiding Prohibited Transaction Trap

    IRAs & 401(k)s Holding Bitcoin Directly: Step-by-Step Guide to Avoiding Prohibited Transaction Trap
    Practicing in estate planning, wills, and trusts, I’m often called upon to help my clients with their IRAs, Roth IRAs, 401(k)s, and other retirement accounts. As I write this, yields in many traditional retirement investments are at all…
  • Jul 12

    Estate Planning Traps & Bitcoin: 5 Things Bitcoin Holders Must Do Today

    Estate Planning Traps & Bitcoin: 5 Things Bitcoin Holders Must Do Today
    When it comes to estate planning, very little has been mentioned about bitcoin. While bitcoin is subject to wills and revocable living trusts like any other asset, there are some special considerations. Most seasoned holders of bitcoin are…
  • Jun 3

    6 Things You Can Do Right Now To Live Richer and Leave More for Your Loved One

    6 Things You Can Do Right Now To Live Richer and Leave More for Your Loved One
    When talking about estate planning, we often get all twisted up in the mechanisms (revocable living trusts, wills, death taxes, etc.). We then lose sight of the bigger picture, which is how to live more richly with the time we do have. When I…
Rank this Week: 2899

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/
  • Jul 21

    Congrats to Vic Fleischer!

    Congrats to Vic Fleischer!
    Glom emeritus, friend, and tax guru Vic Fleischer is headed for Capitol Hill to become become co-chief tax counsel for...
  • Jul 20

    UGA Law is Hiring in Business!

    UGA Law is Hiring in Business!
    Readers, the University of Georgia is a terrific institution, and Athens is a lovely place to live. Interested in being...
  • Jul 19

    Wharton Is Hiring In Business Ethic

    Wharton Is Hiring In Business Ethic
    The announcement is below, do tell your friends, and we welcome applications from JDs. The Wharton School of the University...
Rank this Week: 677

DBL Law Blog

DBL Law Blog

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

http://www.dbllaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 21

    Recent SCOKY Decision Discusses Applicability of Negligence Per Se Statute to Violation of Administrative Regulation

    Recent SCOKY Decision Discusses Applicability of Negligence Per Se Statute to Violation of Administrative Regulation
    In McCarty v. Covol Fuels No. 2, LLC, 476 S.W. 3d 224 (Ky. 2015), the Kentucky Supreme Court discussed at length the applicability of Kentucky’s negligence per se statute to the violation of an administrative regulation. The statute in…
  • Jul 6

    UBER Pays Big for Worker Misclassification But Still Win

    UBER Pays Big for Worker Misclassification But Still Win
    The Department of Labor has actively gone after employers who misclassify workers as independent contractors rather than employees for several years now.  Recently, Uber was the latest target by a former driver who claimed the drivers…
  • Jun 6

    Join Us – New Overtime Rules: What Do They Mean for Your Business?

    Join Us – New Overtime Rules: What Do They Mean for Your Business?
    The Department of Labor has made their final ruling on overtime rules, which will become effective December 1, 2016. Millions of Americans will now be eligible for overtime pay and employers need to be informed and prepared. Join us for an…
Rank this Week: 984

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 2338

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/
Rank this Week: 2592

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: 1926

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Covers developments in private and public mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. By McCarthy Tetrault.

http://www.canadianmergersacquisitions.com
Rank this Week: 3859

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Jul 21

    International Estate Planning Concern

    International Estate Planning Concern
    Everyone who owns property inside and outside the United States needs to invest in estate planning. It can be a straightforward, but there are some unique international estate planning concerns  that arise when…
  • Jul 19

    B Visa Public School Warning

    B Visa Public School Warning
    This B visa public school warning is all about knowing who to trust. The first thing you need to know is that you cannot trust a public school to reject a child! Even if enrolling the child means violating his or her visa status, a public…
  • Jul 14

    Buying Florida Rental Property from Abroad

    Buying Florida Rental Property from Abroad
    Buying Florida rental property is one of the best investments you can make. But if you don’t live in Florida, how do you do it? We already know Florida is a great location to live and purchase real estate, especially if you…
Rank this Week: 590

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/
  • Jul 21

    Chancery Discusses Valuation Method

    Chancery Discusses Valuation Method
    John O’Toole writes: In In re Appraisal of DFC Global Corp., the Court of Chancery conducted an in-depth analysis of three common valuation methodologies—discounted cash flow analysis, multiples-based comparable company analysis,…
  • Jul 20

    Chancery: § 251(h) Tender Offers Get Irrebuttable Business Judgment Review

    Chancery: § 251(h) Tender Offers Get Irrebuttable Business Judgment Review
    John O’Toole writes: In In re Volcano Corporation Stockholder Litigation, the Court of Chancery held that stockholders’ acceptance of tender offers as part of mergers accomplished under  § 251(h) of the Delaware…
  • Jun 30

    Section 220 Books and Records Demand Dismissed Due to Issue Preclusion

    Section 220 Books and Records Demand Dismissed Due to Issue Preclusion
    Often times, a Section 220 books and records action precedes derivative litigation.  However, it is not uncommon for one faction of stockholder plaintiffs to dive right into derivative litigation in another litigation, while another…
Rank this Week: 711

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

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

    Are Intrastate Crowdfunding Laws Still Relevant?

    Are Intrastate Crowdfunding Laws Still Relevant?
    While everyone was waiting for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to finalize its equity crowdfunding rules, many states took matters into their own hands. Now that the federal regulations are finally in place, it remains unclear…
  • Jul 19

    SEC Proposes New BCP Rule for Investment Adviser

    SEC Proposes New BCP Rule for Investment Adviser
    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently proposed a rule that would require registered investment advisers to adopt or amend their current business continuity and transition plans (BCP). Under the proposed BCP rule, the plans…
  • Jul 7

    New Report Raises Questions About Ad Agency Contract

    New Report Raises Questions About Ad Agency Contract
    Business owners: Now is the time to review your ad agency contracts New York and New Jersey businesses may want to review their existing ad agency contracts. A new report raises questions about whether agencies are recommending media…
Rank this Week: 3829

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/
  • Jul 21

    Spinoffs: IRS Changes Course With “Active Trade or Business Requirement” Proposal

    Spinoffs: IRS Changes Course With “Active Trade or Business Requirement” Proposal
    Here’s news via this summary of this memo (also see these memos in our “Spinoffs” Practice Area): On July 14, 2016, the IRS and Treasury Department released proposed regulations regarding tax-free spinoffs by a parent…
  • Jul 20

    Halo’s Enhanced Patent Infringement Damages Bring Enhanced M&A Risk

    Halo’s Enhanced Patent Infringement Damages Bring Enhanced M&A Risk
    Here’s the intro from this Cleary Gottlieb blog: In a recent ruling (Halo Elecs., Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc. and Stryker Corp. v. Zimmer, Inc.), the US Supreme Court adopted a relaxed and more plaintiff-friendly standard for…
  • Jul 19

    ValueAct Pays Record Fine for “Passive” HSR Violation (Before Rates Go Way Up)

    ValueAct Pays Record Fine for “Passive” HSR Violation (Before Rates Go Way Up)
    Last week, as noted in these memos, ValueAct agreed to pay a record fine of $11 million to settle allegations by the DOJ that it had violated the HSR reporting requirements by improperly relying on the passive “investment only”…
Rank this Week: 842

AG Deal Diary

AG Deal Diary

A collection of insights and analysis on hot topics impacting companies, funds, dealmakers and directors. By Akin Gump.

http://www.akingump.com/en/experience/practices/corporate/ag-deal-diary/index.html
  • Jul 20

    Beyond Brexit Checklist

    Beyond Brexit Checklist
    Akin Gump launched its Beyond Brexit as an immediate response to the result of the EU Referendum.  The blog serves as a knowledge hub, providing resources and information on the regulatory and policy impact of Brexit.One highlight is our…
  • Jul 17

    M&A Market Update

    M&A Market Update
    In the first half of 2016, middle market M&A was down 6.3% as compared with the first half of 2015.  Thomson Reuters data shows that global M&A totaled $429.2 billion year to date. Click here for their full analysis of 2016…
  • Jul 12

    HIPAA Audit Program Update—HHS OCR Moves Forward with Desk Audit

    HIPAA Audit Program Update—HHS OCR Moves Forward with Desk Audit
    As we previously reported, on March 21, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) launched the long-awaited Phase 2 of the audit program that is intended to assess compliance with the Privacy,…
Rank this Week: 2166

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/
  • Jul 20

    CSE Mortgage LLC v. Suryan (Cir. Ct. Mont. Cnty.)

    CSE Mortgage LLC v. Suryan (Cir. Ct. Mont. Cnty.)
    Filed:  April 21, 2016Opinion by:  Ronald B. RubinHoldings:  (1) Sole managing member of a special purpose entity can establish privity through control of litigation sufficient to prevent escape from application of doctrines of…
  • Jun 22

    Plum House IV, Inc. v. Wells Fargo Merchant Services, LLC (Maryland U.S.D.C.)

    Plum House IV, Inc. v. Wells Fargo Merchant Services, LLC (Maryland U.S.D.C.)
    Filed: January 29, 2016Opinion by: Catherine BlakeHolding: Under Maryland’s "economic loss rule" courts have limited remedies if the loss is purely economic and the parties were engaged in arms-length commercial bargaining.Facts:…
  • Jun 2

    O'Brien & Gere Engineers, Inc. v. City of Salisbury (Ct. of Appeals)

    O'Brien & Gere Engineers, Inc. v. City of Salisbury (Ct. of Appeals)
    Filed: April 26, 2016Opinion By: AdkinsHolding: The litigation privilege in Maryland extends to breach of a non-disparagement contract clause arising out of statements made by the party's counsel and witnesses in a judicial proceeding, and…
Rank this Week: 4147