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Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 19

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Jul 27

    Do You Know this Signal? Sold But Not Opened? - Franchise Law, Disputes and Compliance.

    Do You Know this Signal? Sold But Not Opened? - Franchise Law, Disputes and Compliance.
    When researching a franchise, either as buyer, prospective franchisee, or credit analyst, one item of a franchisor's FDD is worth serious attention before proceeding further: how many locations have been sold but are not opened? The opposite…
  • Jul 27

    3 Tips on How to Get Great Speakers for Your Convention - My Association Resource

    3 Tips on How to Get Great Speakers for Your Convention - My Association Resource
    How do you know the right questions to ask to screen prospective speakers? Since you are essentially trusting your credibility with the speaker you put in front of your franchisees, pre-qualifying prospective speakers is imperative. To help…
  • Jul 27

    Wayback is Expanding - New

    Wayback is Expanding - New
    Wayback signed an additional 62 new agreements in the first quarter of 2015. Bringing our total to over 350 stores in development world-wide. Some of those highlights include the signing of another Naval Base agreement on the Submarine…
Rank this Week: 497

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    Is the Alternate Listing Platform for Start-Ups Really an Alternative?

    Is the Alternate Listing Platform for Start-Ups Really an Alternative?
    [The following guest post is contributed by Geeta Dhania, Partner and Abhyuday Bhotika, Associate at Luthra & Luthra Law Offices. Views are personal.]For any business to grow it is pertinent that it has access to capital and is able to…
  • Jul 25

    Revitalising Distressed Assets Through the Joint Lenders Forum

    Revitalising Distressed Assets Through the Joint Lenders Forum
    [The following post is contributed by Dhanush. M, a 4th year studnent at the Jindal Global law School]The rapid growth of non-performing assets (NPAs), especially with regard to public sector banks (PSBs) is a major hurdle to the sustenance…
  • Jul 20

    Call for Papers: Journal on Corporate Law & Governance

    Call for Papers: Journal on Corporate Law & Governance
    [The following announcement is posted on behalf of The Centre for Corporate Governance at National Law University, Jodhpur]The Centre for Corporate Governance at National Law University, Jodhpur is proud to announce the launch of Volume II…
Rank this Week: 333

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: 5

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
Rank this Week: 382

Oregon Business Litigation

Oregon Business Litigation

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

http://www.aterwynneblog.com/oregon_business_litigatio/
  • Jul 27

    Oregon Court of Appeals supports broad protection of "mediation communications"

    Oregon Court of Appeals supports broad protection of "mediation communications"
    The Oregon Court of Appeals last week reinforced the broad scope of Oregon's law stating that "mediation communications" are inadmissible in subsequent proceedings. In Yoshida's Inc. v. Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue, the issue was…
  • Jul 15

    Department of Labor issues guidance on classifying employees and independent contractor

    Department of Labor issues guidance on classifying employees and independent contractor
    Today the U.S. Department of Labor issued an Administrator’s Interpretation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, offering guidance on whether a worker should be classified as an employee or an independent contractor. The…
  • Jul 14

    Oregon Court of Appeals recognizes novel basis for wrongful discharge claim

    Oregon Court of Appeals recognizes novel basis for wrongful discharge claim
    While an at-will employee may generally be discharged for any reason, a discharge may be deemed wrongful -- and will form the basis of a common law wrongful discharge claim -- if it occurred because the employee fulfilled some important...
Rank this Week: 2577

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 27

    The errors of liberation theology

    The errors of liberation theology
    First Things has a succinct review of the basic errors of liberation theology. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jul 27

    Has the "Responsible Corporate Officer" doctrine run amok?

    Has the "Responsible Corporate Officer" doctrine run amok?
    The WLF is asking the Eighth Circuit to rein the doctrine in: On July 27, 2015, WLF asked the Eighth Circuit to overturn a district court decision that would impose a term of imprisonment on two... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jul 23

    Reason argues Dodd-Frank conflict minerals rule has made bloodshed in the Congo worse

    Reason argues Dodd-Frank conflict minerals rule has made bloodshed in the Congo worse
    Reason: According to a working paper from Dominic P. Parker of the University of Wisconsin and Bryan Vadheim of the London School of Economics, there's strong evidence to suggest that "conflict... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 141

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jul 27

    Consumer Search and Prices in the Automobile Market

    Consumer Search and Prices in the Automobile Market
    Jose Luis Moraga-Gonzalez (VU University Amsterdam); Zsolt Sandor (Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Romania) and Matthijs R. Wildenbeest (Indiana University, United States) research Consumer Search and Prices in the Automobile…
  • Jul 27

    Global Antitrust Enforcement Symposium Tuesday, September 29, 2015

    Global Antitrust Enforcement Symposium Tuesday, September 29, 2015
    Georgetown Law presents Global Antitrust Enforcement Symposium Tuesday, September 29, 2015 The Global Antitrust Enforcement Symposium is a leading forum for lawyers, policymakers, corporate executives, economists, and academics to address…
  • Jul 27

    Price-Quantity Competition of Farsighted Firms: Toughness vs. Collusion

    Price-Quantity Competition of Farsighted Firms: Toughness vs. Collusion
    Marina S. Sandomirskaia (National Research University Higher School of Economics) describes Price-Quantity Competition of Farsighted Firms: Toughness vs. Collusion. ABSTRACT: The paper examines an interaction of boundedly rational firms that…
Rank this Week: 26

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Jul 27

    Crown jewels making a comeback

    Crown jewels making a comeback
    Christina Sautter has a new paper - Fleecing the Family Jewels, which is set to appear in the Tulane Law Review. The paper argues that crown jewel deal protections have made a comeback in recent years and reminds us why...
  • Jul 20

    Tenure Voting System

    Tenure Voting System
    Lynne Dallas and Jordan Barry have posted an interesting paper on tenure voting, or what they call time phased voting. Some of you will recognize tenure voting systems from the J.M. Smuckers experience (described in a recent WSJ piece) and...
  • Apr 24

    Mylan's Dutch Pill

    Mylan's Dutch Pill
    Mylan, which moved its domicile last year to the Netherlands in an inversion transaction, has a new tool to deploy in its defense against an unwanted bid from Teva. Yesterday, the Financial Times noted that Mylan was preparing to deploy...
Rank this Week: 162

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

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

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

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
  • Jul 27

    First Amendment v. Copyright – Who Wins?

    First Amendment v. Copyright – Who Wins?
    Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, reversed a decision by a three-member panel of the same court and found that a mandatory injunction against Google was unjustified. Garcia v. Google, Inc., No. 12-57302 (May 18, 2015).…
  • Jul 23

    Sweet Tweets: Legislation Expands Social Media Privacy Protection

    Sweet Tweets: Legislation Expands Social Media Privacy Protection
    Let’s face it: social networking has us “all atwitter.”  At any given moment, whether we’re on the subway or in our cubicle, we can like, post, poke, share, tweet, DM, pin, snap, yik yak, link, yo, and instagram…
  • Jul 20

    THE 4TH CIRCUIT AUTHORIZES A HEADS I WIN, TAILS YOU LOSE ATTORNEYS’ FEE AWARD IN CERTAIN TRADEMARK APPEALS

    THE 4TH CIRCUIT AUTHORIZES A HEADS I WIN, TAILS YOU LOSE ATTORNEYS’ FEE AWARD IN CERTAIN TRADEMARK APPEALS
    The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ recent ruling on attorneys fees in Shammas v. Focarino, No. 14-1191 (April 23, 2015), will, unless overturned by the Supreme Court, make the “direct” appeal to federal district of an…
Rank this Week: 2878

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

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

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
  • Jul 27

    First Amendment v. Copyright – Who Wins?

    First Amendment v. Copyright – Who Wins?
    Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, reversed a decision by a three-member panel of the same court and found that a mandatory injunction against Google was unjustified. Garcia v. Google, Inc., No. 12-57302 (May 18, 2015).…
  • Jul 23

    Sweet Tweets: Legislation Expands Social Media Privacy Protection

    Sweet Tweets: Legislation Expands Social Media Privacy Protection
    Let’s face it: social networking has us “all atwitter.”  At any given moment, whether we’re on the subway or in our cubicle, we can like, post, poke, share, tweet, DM, pin, snap, yik yak, link, yo, and instagram…
  • Jul 20

    THE 4TH CIRCUIT AUTHORIZES A HEADS I WIN, TAILS YOU LOSE ATTORNEYS’ FEE AWARD IN CERTAIN TRADEMARK APPEALS

    THE 4TH CIRCUIT AUTHORIZES A HEADS I WIN, TAILS YOU LOSE ATTORNEYS’ FEE AWARD IN CERTAIN TRADEMARK APPEALS
    The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ recent ruling on attorneys fees in Shammas v. Focarino, No. 14-1191 (April 23, 2015), will, unless overturned by the Supreme Court, make the “direct” appeal to federal district of an…
Rank this Week: 3132

Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

Covers business litigation, civil procedure, personal injury and punitive damages. By Jeff Blackwell.

http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com
  • Jul 27

    Invokana – Is The Drug A Safe Treatment For Diabetes?

    Invokana – Is The Drug A Safe Treatment For Diabetes?
    Invokana (canagliflozin) is a relatively new drug marketed to treat Type 2 diabetes. The drug is the first in a new class of medications known as sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors. This class of drugs also includes Farxiga,…
  • Jul 10

    Injured At Work? Somebody Is Watching You.

    Injured At Work? Somebody Is Watching You.
    Surveillance. If you have a workers’ compensation claim, you should expect it. What should you know about workers’ compensation claims and surveillance? Here are a few thoughts. A Few Ways Surveillance Can Be Used Against You To…
  • Jun 29

    New Rules Risk Lives On The Highway (Update)

    New Rules Risk Lives On The Highway (Update)
    I recently discussed a proposal in Congress which would make our highways much more dangerous. The proposal would allow longer trucker hours, heavier loads, and bigger trucks. Statistics indicate 4,000 people are killed and up to 100,000…
Rank this Week: 3810

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Pacific Property Assets CEO Faces Trial for Alleged $115 Million Fraud Scheme

    Pacific Property Assets CEO Faces Trial for Alleged $115 Million Fraud Scheme
    Investors are always looking for ways to make a good return but with limited risk of loss. Pacific Property Assets (PPA), an Irvine-based real estate investment firm, claimed to be offering many such opportunities. They may have been part of…
  • Jul 22

    Broad Attorney’s Fees Language in Form Lease Results in Appeals Ruling for Tenant

    Broad Attorney’s Fees Language in Form Lease Results in Appeals Ruling for Tenant
    A contract clause allowing the winning party litigating a lease issue to be awarded attorney’s fees is not uncommon. If there is a lawsuit concerning a lease it will probably be the landlord suing to collect rent, which, if properly…
  • Jul 15

    Proposed $500 Million Mixed Use Development Hinges on Parking Space

    Proposed $500 Million Mixed Use Development Hinges on Parking Space
    Cars are the life blood of Southern California. If no space can be found to park them, a proposed half billion dollar real estate development in Anaheim may never get beyond the planning stage. A massive development proposal that promises a…
Rank this Week: 2137

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/
  • Jul 27

    Laramie Becomes the First Wyoming City to Ban Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination

    Laramie Becomes the First Wyoming City to Ban Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination
    By Joanna Vilos In mid-May, Laramie’s City Council passed an ordinance that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. If you do business within the city of Laramie, you’ll want to update your…
  • Jul 23

    EEOC Concludes Sexual Orientation Discrimination Violates Title VII – Will Courts Agree?

    EEOC Concludes Sexual Orientation Discrimination Violates Title VII – Will Courts Agree?
    By Dustin Berger According to an opinion from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) last week, Title VII’s bar on sex discrimination also forbids employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. It is unclear, however,…
  • Jul 20

    Unpaid Internships Permitted Under New Test

    Unpaid Internships Permitted Under New Test
    By Brad Williams A federal circuit court has adopted a new test permitting employers to use unpaid interns where the “tangible and intangible benefits provided to the intern are greater than the intern’s contribution to the employer’s…
Rank this Week: 2759

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 27

    Weekly News Roundup

    Weekly News Roundup
    As Fortune Magazine reported here, Lifelock has sued a bitcoin digital wallet company called Xapo. Xapo's founder and CEO, Wences Casares, formerly owned a company that was purchased by Lifelock, and he became a Lifelock employee at that…
  • Jul 23

    Porn, Perry and the Pope

    Porn, Perry and the Pope
    You cannot say that we are boring you this week. Our blogs have included considerations on advertising on porn sites and having one’s illicit affairs forgotten contractually. Add to that the news that this week, Roman Catholic nuns, the…
  • Jul 22

    New in Print

    New in Print
    Juliet P. Kostritsky, Context Matters -- What Lawyers Say about Choice of Law Decisions in Merger Agreements, 13 DePaul Bus. & Com. L.J. 211 (2015) Murat Madykov, Step-in Right As a Lender Protection Mechanism in Project Financed…
Rank this Week: 293

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 27

    Agency’s Discussions Only With Awardee Were Improper, Says GAO

    Agency’s Discussions Only With Awardee Were Improper, Says GAO
    When a procurement agency opens discussions with one offeror, it must open discussions with all offerors within the competitive range. In a recent bid protest decision, the GAO held that a procuring agency conducted improper discussions when…
  • Jul 27

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: July 20-24, 2015

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: July 20-24, 2015
    I was on the road during the latter half of last week–first a stop in Columbia, Missouri for a workshop with the Missouri PTAC, and then on to the greater Chicago area, where I gave a presentation at a procurement conference.  My…
  • Jul 26

    Thank You, Illinois!

    Thank You, Illinois!
    I am back in Lawrence after a trip to the greater Chicago area, where I spoke at The Next Level: Federal Contracting conference. The conference was a great chance for experienced federal contractors to avoid beginning level seminars…
Rank this Week: 1200

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 27

    10 Tips for Workplace Investigation Interview

    10 Tips for Workplace Investigation Interview
    Given the employer’s duty to “take all reasonable steps” to prevent discrimination, harassment, and other unlawful practices (Govt C §12940(h)(5), (k); 29 CFR §1604.11(d)), employment lawyers can expect to…
  • Jul 24

    Be a Skeptic When a Potential Client Wants to Switch Counsel to You

    Be a Skeptic When a Potential Client Wants to Switch Counsel to You
    Sometimes you should view a new potential client with skepticism. If the matter has been handled by another attorney and is now being referred or brought to you, there may be a reason you won’t like. Before accepting a matter previously…
  • Jul 22

    The Perils of an Attorney Joining a Corporate Board

    The Perils of an Attorney Joining a Corporate Board
    From time to time, attorneys are asked to serve as corporate directors or officers. Watch out—there may be some serious perils involved for the attorney and his or her law firm. Here are examples of the downsides to an attorney joining…
Rank this Week: 606

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 27

    Delaware Court of Chancery Rejects M&A Litigation Settlement

    Delaware Court of Chancery Rejects M&A Litigation Settlement
    In Acevedo v. Aeroflex Holding Corporation, in connection with a stockholder suit that challenged the sale of a company with a controlling stockholder to a third party, the Delaware Court of Chancery rejected a settlement which provided a…
  • Jul 27

    Appraisal Arbitrage—Is There a Delaware Advantage?

    Appraisal Arbitrage—Is There a Delaware Advantage?
    Market observers have devoted a fair amount of attention to possible reasons underlying the recent increase in appraisal rights actions filed in the Delaware Chancery Court. A number of commentators have connected such an increase to recent…
  • Jul 26

    Outsourcing: How Cyber Resilient Are You?

    Outsourcing: How Cyber Resilient Are You?
    Cyber attacks on financial institutions continue to increase, both in number and impact. While the industry’s defenses against cyber criminals have been improving, recent high-profile breaches indicate that many cyber risk areas remain…
Rank this Week: 28

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 27

    Monestier on Foreign Corporation Registration Statutes and Personal Jurisdiction

    Monestier on Foreign Corporation Registration Statutes and Personal Jurisdiction
    As the summer progresses, I have been slowly catching up on all the giant electronic reading pile I slowly built up during the school year. I recently read a very interesting article on personal jurisdiction, of all things. It’s Tanya...
  • Jul 26

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (July 26, 2015)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (July 26, 2015)
    "Tying the gift prong to the presence of a friend or relative...restricts...strained theories of gifting by insiders" http://t.co/kKNXDaMOdv— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) July 19, 2015 ICYMI: "The Asinine Arguments…
  • Jul 25

    Sauce for the goose ... ?

    Sauce for the goose ... ?
    Caribbean Cruise Line recently won an interesting victory when Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal held that it could pursue an unfair trade practices claim against the Better Business Bureau for awarding it an “F” rating. See…
Rank this Week: 212

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/
  • Jul 27

    Are Mutual Index Funds Anti-Competitive?

    Are Mutual Index Funds Anti-Competitive?
    They may be, according to a thought-provoking article by Harvard Law School Professor Einer Elhauge entitled “Horizontal Shareholding as an Antitrust Violation” (July 21, 2015), available here. In a nutshell, Professor…
  • Jul 21

    Milk expiration dates and clever cartel

    Milk expiration dates and clever cartel
    The Planet Money podcast this week has a story about the Greek economy.  According to the podcast, there is a Greek milk producer “cartel.”  Of course cartels are unlawful in Europe, just as they are in the U.S.  So…
  • Jul 19

    Price Erosion and Restricting Online Distribution Right

    Price Erosion and Restricting Online Distribution Right
    A reader who works with clients who sell online asked me to address online distribution restrictions.  This is more-or-less the reverse of the question I addressed in “Can My Supplier Refuse to Sell Products to Me?”  As…
Rank this Week: 3022

Boston Metro Business Lawyer Blog

Boston Metro Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Boston Metro Area business law. By Richard Mucci.

http://www.bostonmetrobusinesslawyer.com/
  • Jul 27

    Massachusetts Independent Contractor Statute Doesn’t Apply to Real Estate Salesperson

    Massachusetts Independent Contractor Statute Doesn’t Apply to Real Estate Salesperson
    It is often financially advantageous for a company to classify individuals as independent contractors rather than employees, but the individuals lose the benefits and protections afforded to employees. Massachusetts law prohibits the…
  • Jun 25

    Buyer Beware: Premises Liability Cases Where Customers Serve Themselve

    Buyer Beware: Premises Liability Cases Where Customers Serve Themselve
    In Massachusetts, businesses that allow customers to serve themselves may face liability for hazards created by customers moving the merchandise.  In a recent case, the appeals court decided whether the mode of operation doctrine applies…
  • Jun 15

    Massachusetts Does Not Require Notice of Adoption to Sperm Donor

    Massachusetts Does Not Require Notice of Adoption to Sperm Donor
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently considered whether notice of an adoption petition must go to a known sperm donor.  In this recent case, a married same-sex couple sought to adopt their son to ensure recognition of their…
Rank this Week: 2930

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Jul 27

    Transcript: “Clawbacks – What Now After the SEC’s Proposal”

    Transcript: “Clawbacks – What Now After the SEC’s Proposal”
    We have posted the transcript for our popular CompensationStandards.com webcast: “Clawbacks – What Now After the SEC’s Proposal.” Proxy Access: Comments on the SEC’s Review of (i)(9) Given the high level of…
  • Jul 24

    Section 13(d): More Court Guidance on “Group” Statu

    Section 13(d): More Court Guidance on “Group” Statu
    For those of you that have been tasked with determining whether a “group” is formed for purposes of Section 13(d), you know that it’s a fact-intensive analysis – and often very difficult to determine with any real…
  • Jul 23

    House Passes Five Securities Bills!

    House Passes Five Securities Bills!
    This Morrison & Foerster blog gives us the latest: A flurry of activity was seen last week on the House floor as the Financial Services Committee reported on various bills, many of which JOBS Act related. These bills propose to change…
Rank this Week: 216

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Jul 27

    Crowdfunding Crash Course for Small Business Owner

    Crowdfunding Crash Course for Small Business Owner
    Crowdfunding Crash Course for Small Business Owners Many small business owners and entrepreneurs are still finding that it is difficult to secure funding for their businesses or ventures. Yet, very few ever explore crowdfunding. According to…
  • Jul 24

    Protecting Your Business Data in a Social Media World

    Protecting Your Business Data in a Social Media World
    Mind Your Trade Secrets – Protecting Your Business Data in a Social Media World Facebook users spend more than 700 minutes per month on the site. Meanwhile, Twitter registers 230 million tweets per day. Given the proliferation of social…
  • Jul 23

    Addressing Mental Illness in the Workplace

    Addressing Mental Illness in the Workplace
    Mental illness in the workplace can be a difficult subject for both employers and employees, but the Germanwings tragedy makes it clear that this should be a necessary discussion. Approximately 25 percent of Americans suffer from mental…
Rank this Week: 919

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

Covers California's Unfair Competition Law. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Jul 27

    New UCL opinion: Rutledge v. Hewlett Packard Co.

    New UCL opinion: Rutledge v. Hewlett Packard Co.
    The Court of Appeal (Sixth Appellate District) handed down an important new UCL opinion last week. In Rutledge v. Hewlett Packard Co., ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Jul. 22, 2015), the Court of Appeal reinstated a UCL "fraudulent" prong…
  • Jul 24

    New class certification opinion: Safeway, Inc. v. Superior Court (Esparza)

    New class certification opinion: Safeway, Inc. v. Superior Court (Esparza)
    In Safeway, Inc. v. Superior Court (Esparza), ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Jul. 22, 2015), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Four) refused to disturb an order granting class certification of a UCL claim predicated on violations…
  • Jul 20

    New UCL preemption opinion: Eckler v. Neutrogena Corp.

    New UCL preemption opinion: Eckler v. Neutrogena Corp.
    In Eckler v. Neutrogena Corp., ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Jun. 9, 2015; pub. ord. Jul. 1, 2015), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Seven) held that the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act preempted claims under the UCL…
Rank this Week: 188

New York Business Divorce

New York Business Divorce

Covers dissolution and other disputes among New York corporations, LLCs and partnerships. By Peter A. Mahler.

http://www.nybusinessdivorce.com/
  • Jul 27

    Fifty Years a Stockholder, Six Years to Prove it in Court

    Fifty Years a Stockholder, Six Years to Prove it in Court
    An appellate ruling last week in Zwarycz v, Marnia Construction, Inc. illustrates the heavy price of neglect to issue stock certificates or follow other formalities in closely held corporations -- a price paid in years of litigation over…
  • Jul 20

    The Hidden Cost of a Devalued Buyback Upon Termination for Cause

    The Hidden Cost of a Devalued Buyback Upon Termination for Cause
    Agreements providing for compulsory buyouts upon termination of a minority shareholder's employment can be a good thing. Complications or sometimes litigation sets in, however, when termination for cause is linked to a devalued buyout…
  • Jul 13

    Business Partners Fighting Over the Company’s Corpse

    Business Partners Fighting Over the Company’s Corpse
    Once in a while, a case comes along to remind us to think twice before getting involved in expensive litigation between business partners over a defunct, insolvent company. Mazel Capital v. Laifer, recently decided by Justice Shirley Werner…
Rank this Week: 1360

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 27

    Court Declines To Declare “S” Corporation Shareholders’ Agreement Unenforceable

    Court Declines To Declare “S” Corporation Shareholders’ Agreement Unenforceable
    In general, shareholders of a corporation that has elected to be taxed under Subchapter S of the Internal Revenue Code are taxed on corporate profits regardless of whether the corporation makes any distribution of those profits to its…
  • Jul 24

    When It Comes To Director Compensation, California Is Not Delaware

    When It Comes To Director Compensation, California Is Not Delaware
    Yesterday, I wrote about my disagreements with the approach to director compensation adopted by the Delaware Court of Chancery in Calma v. Templeton, 114 A.3d 563 (Del. Ch. 2015) and Seinfeld v. Slager, 2012 Del. Ch. LEXIS 139…
  • Jul 23

    No Calm In Delaware After Calma v. Templeton

    No Calm In Delaware After Calma v. Templeton
    In derivative suits, cases are essentially lost and won at the motion to dismiss stage.  Unless the defendants succeed in winning dismissal, they must confront an unhappy choice between continued litigation with all of its costs and…
Rank this Week: 927

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: 120

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: 91

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 26

    Department of Labor Guidance Seeks Expanded “Employee” Classification of Worker

    Department of Labor Guidance Seeks Expanded “Employee” Classification of Worker
    On July 15, 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued an Administrator’s Interpretation (No. 2015-1) providing guidance on the classification of employees as independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The DOL…
  • Jul 23

    Michelle Reed on Cybersecurity and Cyberinsurance with Metro Corp Counsel

    Michelle Reed on Cybersecurity and Cyberinsurance with Metro Corp Counsel
    Akin Gump litigation partner and cybersecurity practice co-head Michelle Reed was interviewed by Metropolitan Corporate Counsel for its September issue. The article, “Buying Cyberinsurnace Helps Uncover System…
  • Jul 22

    SEC Solicits Input on Revising Disclosure Rules Regarding Audit Committee

    SEC Solicits Input on Revising Disclosure Rules Regarding Audit Committee
    In a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) concept release issued earlier this month, the SEC requested the public’s input on more than 70 questions surrounding the sufficiency of current disclosure requirements on audit…
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North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
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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/
  • Jul 26

    Equitable Standing Exception For Derivative Suits Not Applied

    Equitable Standing Exception For Derivative Suits Not Applied
    In Re AbbVie Inc. Stockholder Derivative Litigation, C.A. No. 9983-VCG (Del. Ch. July 21, 2015). This Court of Chancery decision addresses the rare situation where equitable circumstances will allow an exception to the standing requirement…
  • Jul 19

    Chancery Addresses Dilution Claim

    Chancery Addresses Dilution Claim
    Capella Holding, Inc. v. Anderson, C.A. No. 9809-VCN (Del. Ch. July 8, 2015), is a Delaware Court of Chancery decision that addresses recurring corporate litigation issues that make it a useful addition to the litigator’s toolbox (even…
  • Jul 19

    Ambiguous Contract Bars Summary Judgment

    Ambiguous Contract Bars Summary Judgment
    In Cyber Holding LLC v. CyberCore Holding, Inc., C.A. No. 7369-VCN (Del. Ch. July 8, 2015), the Delaware Court of Chancery provides a useful exercise in contract interpretation regarding whether the buyer or the seller of a business would be…
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One Lawyer's Mission

One Lawyer's Mission

Covers business and finance law in Brooklyn, NY. By Michalczak PLLC.

http://www.onelawyersmission.com/
  • Jul 26

    The Art of Reconciliation: Part I

    The Art of Reconciliation: Part I
    Dear Friends: It is truly a welcomed joy to put pen to some thoughts and share with you all.  As always, though near or far, you are forever on my mind and in my prayers; and I hope the best for each of you – in…
  • Feb 20

    Yoga in Lent: Reclaiming the Mission Part I

    Yoga in Lent: Reclaiming the Mission Part I
    There abides an uncommon enrichment in silence, where one can simply “be” without trying, doing or exerting.  It is in such hushed being – before the crash of drums, the ringing strings of a Rickenbacker and the…
  • Sep 29

    Transitioning Through an Impossible Dream

    Transitioning Through an Impossible Dream
      Part I: The Universe Will Provide Rewind the astral clock two years in prologue and you might have bumped into me crossing into DUMBO via that majestically elevated Brooklyn Bridge from lower Manhattan, where I had just applied…
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Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
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Nashville Business Litigation…

Nashville Business Litigation Lawyers Blog

Covers business and insurance litigation. By Pepper & Brothers PLLC.

http://www.nashvillebusinesslitigationlawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 26

    Using the Dead Man’s Statute in Tennessee Probate Lawsuit

    Using the Dead Man’s Statute in Tennessee Probate Lawsuit
    The Tennessee Dead Man’s statute can be a major factor in the outcome of probate lawsuits in Tennessee, in some cases.  How so? It can prevent the admission of pivotal evidence at trial. The key to understanding the Dead…
  • Jul 21

    What Happens in Tennessee if the Original of a Will is Lost?

    What Happens in Tennessee if the Original of a Will is Lost?
    Here is a scenario which happens sometimes with Tennessee wills:  A person gives a copy, not the original, of his or her Will to someone else for safekeeping.  Several years later, the person passes away.  No one can find the…
  • Jul 13

    Parol Evidence Rule Torpedoes Subcontractor’s Lawsuit Against Contractor

    Parol Evidence Rule Torpedoes Subcontractor’s Lawsuit Against Contractor
    A recent Tennessee breach of contract case involving a construction contract should be required reading for all subcontractors who do work in Tennessee.  In all of the cases I have read over the years involving disputes between…
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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 25

    Missouri Funeral Trust: Seeking a Gag Order

    Missouri Funeral Trust: Seeking a Gag Order
    On July 27th, a Missouri court will consider a motion filed by the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors to be dismissed from the lawsuit filed by the Missouri Funeral Trust.  One of the allegations made by the Missouri…
  • Jul 20

    Preneed Trust Shortages: Deposit Plus Accounting

    Preneed Trust Shortages: Deposit Plus Accounting
    During its state convention, the executive director for the Missouri Funeral Director and Embalmers Association stated that their master trust program would have a $3 million dollar surplus if all preneed contract beneficiaries were to die…
  • Jul 17

    The Missouri Agenda: a few clean up provision

    The Missouri Agenda: a few clean up provision
    The Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors will meet to July 21st to discuss “a short slate” of legislation and regulation proposals.   While many of the proposals have been previously discussed, some,…
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Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Comments on business law. By Bellas & Wachowski.

http://www.parkridgeattorney.com/
  • Jul 25

    Can You Record a Police Officer?

    Can You Record a Police Officer?
    It is now legal in Illinois for citizens to record interactions with police without their consent, but it’s early in the game for too much celebration. In 2014, the Illinois Supreme Court found the state’s strict eavesdropping law…
  • Jul 13

    Risky Business: Are You at Risk for Your Teen’s Party?

    Risky Business: Are You at Risk for Your Teen’s Party?
    Throwing a party while Mom and Dad are out is a venerable teenage pastime, often regarded as naughty but ultimately harmless behavior.  For philosophically permissive parents, allowing the kids to have a party while the parents are home…
  • Jul 4

    Labor Law: Dominos’ FLSA Violation Case More Complex Than It First Appear

    Labor Law: Dominos’ FLSA Violation Case More Complex Than It First Appear
    For the last several years the issue of fair minimum wage rights has been front and center in an increasingly passionate public debate. Because it is perceived as a classic David and Goliath mismatch, it is tempting to assume that employers…
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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
  • Jul 24

    Angel’s Envy Rye Case, Not Going Away

    Angel’s Envy Rye Case, Not Going Away
    Those three little words, above (CRAFTED BY HAND), are causing a ruckus for Angel’s Envy Rye, in Judge Aspen’s court in Chicago. In the great whiskey wars commencing in 2014, Maker’s Mark had a great day, here, in May. By…
  • Jul 18

    Blue Moon Asserts it is Plenty Craft Enough

    Blue Moon Asserts it is Plenty Craft Enough
    At long last, MillerCoors filed its response, in the Blue Moon case, on July 13. The company makes some good arguments, and to my ear, these seem best: MillerCoors is expressly authorized by state and federal law to use the Blue Moon Brewing…
  • Jul 11

    Gluten-Free Labeling

    Gluten-Free Labeling
    Sorry to disappoint anyone, but that’s not Attorney John Messinger over to the left. But it is John, over to the right, covering Gluten-Free Labeling for Beer, Wine and Spirits, in a recent issue of Beverage Master Magazine. The full…
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43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    ISHTIP at Penn, part 9

    ISHTIP at Penn, part 9
    Session 6 | Josh Sarnoff (DePaul University), Moderator In Search of a Trade Mark: Search practices and Bureaucratic PoetryJose Bellido and Hyo Yoon Kang (University of Kent, UK)Commentator | Amanda Scardamaglia (Swinburne Law…
  • Jul 24

    ISHTIP at Penn, part 8

    ISHTIP at Penn, part 8
    Methodology: What should histories and theories of IP be doing? What role should interdisciplinarity play? | Martha Woodmansee (Case Western Reserve University), Moderator Lionel Bently (Cambridge)We tolerated the use of the term…
  • Jul 24

    ISHTIP at Penn, Part 7

    ISHTIP at Penn, Part 7
    Session 5 | Martin Fredriksson (Linköping University, Sweden), Moderator Open Source Intelligence: Counterinsurgency, State Secrets, and Small NovelsJoseph Slaughter (Columbia)Commentator | Catherine Bond (University of New South…
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Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • Jul 24

    Status of the Canadian Senate

    Status of the Canadian Senate
    Will Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, announce today the abolition of the Senate, for a reformed, elected red chamber, that will be politically responsive. The post Status of the Canadian Senate appeared first on Barbeau, Evans &…
  • Jul 3

    New Canada-New Zealand Double Tax Treaty – Good For Investor

    New Canada-New Zealand Double Tax Treaty – Good For Investor
    The new double tax agreement between New Zealand and Canada is set to facilitate investment and trade between the two nations The post New Canada-New Zealand Double Tax Treaty – Good For Investors appeared first on Barbeau, Evans &…
  • 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…
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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/
  • Jul 24

    More on Political Activity Referrals and Political Activity Regulation

    More on Political Activity Referrals and Political Activity Regulation
    As previously blogged, the GAO Report to Congress (the full report is here) on the IRS processes for political activity referrals found significant deficiencies with respect to the initial allegations that triggered an audit. In some cases,…
  • Jul 24

    Mayer: Limits on State Regulation of Religious Organization

    Mayer: Limits on State Regulation of Religious Organization
    Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer (Notre Dame and a fellow blogger) has posted "Limits on State Regulation of Religious Organizations: Where We Are and Where We Are Going" to SSRN. Here is a brief abstract of the article: The breadth of…
  • Jul 23

    IRS Issues Memorandum on Political Activities Referral Committee while determined to be "at risk" by GAO

    IRS Issues Memorandum on Political Activities Referral Committee while determined to be "at risk" by GAO
    On July 21, the IRS released a memorandum (TEGE-04-0715-0018) that defines the operation and composition of the Political Activities Referral Committee (PARC) that is charged with reviewing referrals for exempt organization audits. According…
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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 24

    The Importance of a Partnership Agreement

    The Importance of a Partnership Agreement
    An experienced business attorney can help you identify which issues need to be addressed in your particular partnership arrangement.
  • Jul 17

    Supreme Court Speaks in Two Different Intellectual Property Case

    Supreme Court Speaks in Two Different Intellectual Property Case
    At the end of June 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) published several opinions, including the highly-publicized decision that ruled all bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. While most of America was focused on the…
  • Jul 10

    Legal Considerations for Internet-Based Businesse

    Legal Considerations for Internet-Based Businesse
    While the internet can be an excellent tool for growing a business, it can also expose a company to additional legal liability and regulatory oversight.
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InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Jul 24

    Strategies to Ease Work Overload

    Strategies to Ease Work Overload
    Work demands are becoming more intense in an age when digital technology keeps workers tethered to the workplace. People subject to repeated stress may experience… The post Strategies to Ease Work Overload appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
  • Jul 23

    GE Exec: $1,000 Per Hour Lawyers Have Climbed 75%

    GE Exec: $1,000 Per Hour Lawyers Have Climbed 75%
    “Our outside counsel costs are increasing – faster than the rate of inflation. If we look at lawyers whose rate are $1,000 an hour, the number of those lawyers have increased by 75 percent,” said Ann Klee, VP of Global…
  • Jul 21

    Top 10 Best Pieces of Advice To Build and Maintain a Successful Legal Career

    Top 10 Best Pieces of Advice To Build and Maintain a Successful Legal Career
    The post Top 10 Best Pieces of Advice To Build…and Maintain a Successful Legal Career. appeared first on The Lawyer Whisperer. The post Top 10 Best Pieces of Advice To Build and Maintain a Successful Legal Career appeared on…
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New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Why Civil Service Matter

    Why Civil Service Matter
    Our employment attorneys represent New Jersey public employees, such as police officers, firefighters, public works workers, professionals and others, who are covered by the civil service system. We hear many complaints about civil service:…
  • Jul 23

    Property Taxes & Appeal

    Property Taxes & Appeal
    It is no secret that New Jersey citizens pay the highest property taxes in the nation. Property taxes are assessed by local governments and used to pay for local programs and services. Therefore, things that may affect a homeowner's property…
  • Mar 19

    Effect of Teachers' Termination or Early Resignation

    Effect of Teachers' Termination or Early Resignation
    Effect of Teachers' Termination or Early Resignation Our employment attorneys represent New Jersey teachers and other public employees. One issue that commonly arises is the suspension or revocation of a teacher's license when she leaves…
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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/
  • Jul 24

    Legal Links – July 24, 2015

    Legal Links – July 24, 2015
    On Fridays, we compile and post Legal Links, a list of legal news, reported cases, community events and topics of interest to Lancaster residents and readers of the Lancaster Law Blog. 1.  Osprey is the New Eagle. In 2014, the bald…
  • Jul 23

    Website Terms of Service: Make the Fine Print Work for You

    Website Terms of Service: Make the Fine Print Work for You
    This is the fourth post in a series about Internet Law. You can find previous posts in the series here. There is no question that social media and the internet have revolutionized the way we live, work, and interact with one another. While…
  • Jul 21

    Cost-Effective Business Resources for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owner

    Cost-Effective Business Resources for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owner
    Starting a business is a challenging job. When helping entrepreneurs make the legal side of starting and running a business less intimidating, it’s important to recognize that there are hundreds of other factors that impact whether a…
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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/
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