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DealBook

DealBook

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

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

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 11

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

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

    A Theory of Bundling Advertisements in Media Market

    A Theory of Bundling Advertisements in Media Market
    Kevin M. Murphy and Ignacio Palacios-Huerta offer A Theory of Bundling Advertisements in Media Markets. ABSTRACT: Watching TV and other forms of media consumption represent, after sleeping and working, the main activity that adults perform in…
  • Feb 21

    Publishing Retail Prices in an Inflationary Context: Evidence from Argentina

    Publishing Retail Prices in an Inflationary Context: Evidence from Argentina
    Horacio Larreguy; Robert Rodriguez and Laura Trucco have written up Publishing Retail Prices in an Inflationary Context: Evidence from Argentina. ABSTRACT: When inflation is high, the dispersion of prices across sellers of the same good…
  • Feb 20

    Characterization of the relevant market in the media industry: some new evidence!

    Characterization of the relevant market in the media industry: some new evidence!
    Bardey, David ; Santos, Nicolas and Tovar, Jorge offer a Characterization of the relevant market in the media industry: some new evidence! ABSTRACT: In this paper we estimate the degree of substitutability for advertisers across different…
Rank this Week: 18

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Feb 20

    Words To Avoid When You’re Negotiating A Salary

    Words To Avoid When You’re Negotiating A Salary
    Salary discussions are uncomfortable for many – in-house counsel included.  Before you start negotiating a salary, read on for tips from the author of Fearless Salary Negotiation: “You’re 96% sure that you’re…
  • Feb 17

    Busy is the New Stupid

    Busy is the New Stupid
    Worky work, busy bee? Well, busy is the new stupid according to Ed Baldwin, SPHR, GPHR: “I’ll attempt to make this a short post, because you’re busy, and I’m busy too. Really busy.  It’s one... The post Busy…
  • Feb 15

    The Fastest Way To Turn Around Career Burnout

    The Fastest Way To Turn Around Career Burnout
    As an in-house lawyer you have probably felt it at one time or another – learn some methods to turn around career burnout and to achieve your full potential: “We’ve all felt like we’re in... The post The Fastest Way To…
Rank this Week: 96

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Aug 28

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)
    We are discussing some of the issues raised by Peter Henning in his DealBook column, The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.   In any event, the limits on discovery, the fact that ALJ decisions are…
  • Aug 26

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)
    Peter Henning wrote an interesting piece over at DealBook on the SEC's use of administrative proceedings in place of actions in federal district court.  See The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.…
  • Aug 26

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 91

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    State law can't protect uncopyrightable design for useful article

    State law can't protect uncopyrightable design for useful article
    Ultraflo Corp. v. Pelican Tank Parts, Inc., No. 15-20084 (5th Cir. Jan. 11, 2017)A nice citation for the proposition that §301 preemption covers both copyrightable and uncopyrightable matter. Ultraflo argued that Pelican engaged in…
  • Feb 21

    Gun gag rule case provides good overview of post-Reed First Amendment doctrine

    Gun gag rule case provides good overview of post-Reed First Amendment doctrine
    Wollschlaeger v. Governor, No. 12-14009 (11th Cir. Feb. 16, 2017) The court of appeals at last mostly overturns Florida’s Firearms Owners’ Privacy Act (FOPA), after several false starts.The AMA “encourages its members to…
  • Feb 21

    Reading list: poetry and copyright norm

    Reading list: poetry and copyright norm
    Evan Nelson, Unacknowledged Legislators: The ContemporaryPoetry Community’s Quasi-Regime of Intellectual Property, 91 N.D. L. Rev. 634 (2015).Abstract:Intellectual property grants artificial monopolies to authors, and this practice has…
Rank this Week: 140

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/
  • Feb 21

    What Do You Know? Bill Proposes To Eliminate Scienter

    What Do You Know? Bill Proposes To Eliminate Scienter
    Corporations Code Section 25401 is California’s basic securities antifraud statute: It is unlawful for any person to offer or sell a security in this state, or to buy or offer to buy a security in this state, by means of any written or…
  • Feb 17

    Is California “The Biggest Loser”?

    Is California “The Biggest Loser”?
    I am very excited to be moderating a panel discussion this weekend at a symposium entitled Can Delaware Be Dethroned? Evaluating Delaware’s Dominance Of Corporate Law.  The symposium is being presented by the…
  • Feb 16

    Bill Introduced To Require Registration Of Finders Under The California Finance Lenders Law

    Bill Introduced To Require Registration Of Finders Under The California Finance Lenders Law
    The California Finance Lenders Law, Financial Code § 22000 et seq., currently requires licensing of finance lenders and brokers.  A finance lender is defined as any person who is engaged in the business of making consumer…
Rank this Week: 180

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/
  • Feb 19

    Military Generals and Boards of Director

    Military Generals and Boards of Director
    The National Association of Corporate Directors is hosting a seminar later this week for retired, or nearly retired, generals in the U.S. armed services who aspire to be on a board of directors. The goal of the two-day…
  • Feb 8

    Chancery Addresses Indemnification for Affirmative Claims of Director

    Chancery Addresses Indemnification for Affirmative Claims of Director
    The Delaware Court of Chancery recently addressed an issue of importance to directors of companies as well as those interested in corporate litigation. In the case of Dore v. Sweports, Ltd., C.A. No. 10513-VCL (Del. Ch. Jan. 31, 2017),…
  • Feb 8

    Can Delaware Be Dethroned?

    Can Delaware Be Dethroned?
    A symposium at UCLA Law School on Feb. 17 and 18 will bring together corporate law professors and corporate litigation practitioners from around the country to address the perennial issue regarding whether Delaware can maintain its…
Rank this Week: 237

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
  • Feb 17

    How to Prepare a Trial Outline

    How to Prepare a Trial Outline
    Heading to trial? Start your planning by preparing a trial outline. Here are the key things to include and a sample outline to give you an idea how it looks. The basics for any trial outline are: A list of all essential elements of the case.…
  • Feb 15

    The Do’s and Don’ts of Cultivating Clients in the Marijuana Field

    The Do’s and Don’ts of Cultivating Clients in the Marijuana Field
    The following is a guest blog post by Allison B. Margolin, a partner at Margolin and Lawrence in Los Angeles. Ms. Margolin practices criminal defense and civil litigation in both state and federal court. California’s new law legalizing…
  • Feb 10

    Settling Employment Cases: Think Beyond Money

    Settling Employment Cases: Think Beyond Money
    When you’re negotiating settlement of an employment action, you have much more to consider than just “how much money.” There are many nonmonetary remedies that can—either alone or combined with money—bring the…
Rank this Week: 212

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Feb 7

    Driving on a Suspended License Virginia for a 4th Offense

    Driving on a Suspended License Virginia for a 4th Offense
    If you are charged with driving on a suspended license in Virginia, the punishment can vary quite a bit depending upon how many prior offenses you may have had for driving suspended. If this is your 4th offense you may be in quite a bit of…
  • Jan 19

    [VIDEO] Over 900 Drivers Took This Quiz, 74% Missed 1 Question

    [VIDEO] Over 900 Drivers Took This Quiz, 74% Missed 1 Question
    We did a quiz of hundreds of Virginians, to see if people know their rights when interacting with the police during a traffic stop. The results? A lot of people did really well, but a lot of people missed a couple of questions on the quiz,…
  • Jan 6

    [VIDEO] Uber Drivers – Fight Virginia Reckless Driving

    [VIDEO] Uber Drivers – Fight Virginia Reckless Driving
    A reckless driving conviction on that record could impair your ability to drive with Uber, especially depending upon if you have other tickets. Contact me so we can look at your defense options. Are you an Uber driver or a hopeful driver for…
Rank this Week: 210

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: 187

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Feb 3

    Kurt Lash & Alan Gura, "Does the Fourteenth Amendment Protect Unenumerated Rights?"

    Kurt Lash & Alan Gura, "Does the Fourteenth Amendment Protect Unenumerated Rights?"
    Professor Lash graduated from Yale Law School and served as law clerk to the Honorable Robert R. Beezer of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Afterward, he joined the University of Illinois from Loyola Law School Los…
  • Jan 26

    William H. J. Hubbard, "Empirical Study of the Supreme Court of India"

    William H. J. Hubbard, "Empirical Study of the Supreme Court of India"
    "A Different Kind of Supreme Court? Empirical Study of the Supreme Court of India" Part of Chicago's intellectual tradition is a willingness to take nothing for granted. Comparative study of legal institutions often reveals to us exactly how…
  • Jan 5

    Saul Levmore, "Carrots and Sticks in Law (and Life)"

    Saul Levmore, "Carrots and Sticks in Law (and Life)"
    One of the great Chicago Ideas is the equivalence of positive and negative incentives. The government can motivate you by rewarding some behavior or by penalizing your failure to behave in the preferred manner. Private parties rarely have the…
Rank this Week: 207

Indiana Civil & Business…

Indiana Civil & Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning and intellectual property. By Sam Hasler.

http://haslerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 1

    Blogs to Check Out

    Blogs to Check Out
    Some law blogs that may be interests to some businesses:FDA Law Update - just what says it is, a way to keep up to date on happenings at the FDA.OSHA Law Blog. This may be of more interest to more businesses. Jackson Lewis hosts the blog so…
  • Feb 25

    Georgia

    Georgia
    Georgia Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning Blog: Estate Planning: A Three-Step StrategyThe estate planning pyramid gives a hierarchy of goals for estate planning. This pyramid is useful in developing an estate planning strategy based on…
  • Jan 26

    Garden Leave in Action

    Garden Leave in Action
    Considering garden leave's novelty, I thought a collection of news articles descring the use of garden leave might be of some help and interest.
Rank this Week: 177

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 316

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: 277

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/
  • Feb 7

    Appraisal and Merger Price

    Appraisal and Merger Price
    Over the past couple of years something has been happening in appraisal litigation. For a long time, appraisal litigation was something of a backwater: experts battling over which variables a judge must insert into a discounted cash flow…
  • Jan 17

    Antitrust review revolution?

    Antitrust review revolution?
    Ok, so revolution is perhaps a bit overblown. But, we are about to undergo a significant change in antitrust enforcement in the context of merger and acquisitions - probably more significant than the change we saw after the transition from...
  • Jan 5

    Ross Johnson, RJR Nabisco, and Barbarian

    Ross Johnson, RJR Nabisco, and Barbarian
    I'd be remiss if I didn't note that F. Ross Johnson recently passed away. Johnson was the real life protagonist of Bryan Burrough and John Helyar's Barbarians at the Gate - the story of the auction of RJR Nabisco and...
Rank this Week: 258

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

Covers constitutional law, copyright/technology, corporate law, criminal law, free speech, genetic testing, international law, national security and more.

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Jan 22

    Notice and Comment, Behavioral Economics, and United States v. Texa

    Notice and Comment, Behavioral Economics, and United States v. Texa
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on the Supreme Court’s certiorari grant in United States v. Texas: In many respects, the Supreme Court’s cert grant earlier this week in United States v. Texas was utterly unsurprising. The Fifth Circuit…
  • Jan 6

    Friedrichs, Free-Riding, and Life After the Agency Shop

    Friedrichs, Free-Riding, and Life After the Agency Shop
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel and UC Berkeley Jurisprudence & Social Policy Ph.D. candidate David Louk on next Monday’s Supreme Court oral argument in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association: The Supreme Court will soon decide…
  • Jan 1

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on taxes paid by the highest earners in the United States: The IRS released data this week on the 400 individual income tax returns with the highest adjusted gross incomes (AGIs). According to the IRS data,...
Rank this Week: 341

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

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

http://www.wbb-law.com/multimedia/blog
  • Feb 23

    The New Wisconsin Trust Code: Drafting the Rules Your Clients Need

    The New Wisconsin Trust Code: Drafting the Rules Your Clients Need
    By Randy S. Nelson.   From InsideTrack, the Bi-Weekly Newsletter of the State Bar of Wisconsin.  
  • Feb 10

    Capacity Issues in Estate Planning

    Capacity Issues in Estate Planning
    By Jacqueline L. Messler.  As the average age of Americans continues to rise, more cases of dementia are diagnosed, and the need for assistance for the elderly rises, estate planners are often faced with issues of capacity. …
  • Sep 30

    Plan Before You Think You Need To

    Plan Before You Think You Need To
    By Michael B. Berzowski.  On August 24,2014 while doing some yard work, I lost my footing , fell and managed to break both bones in my lower right leg along with some cartilage and tendon damage plus some bone chips in the heel area. As…
Rank this Week: 354

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
  • Nov 27

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview
                      In large cities the world over, passengers have stopped reaching into the air to hail a cab and have begun reaching into their pockets for their smartphones.  Companies such…
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
Rank this Week: 268

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
  • Feb 21

    Using the Deal Price for Determining ‘Fair Value’ in Appraisal Proceeding

    Using the Deal Price for Determining ‘Fair Value’ in Appraisal Proceeding
    In a recent article I present new data on appraisal litigation and appraisal outs. I find that appraisal claims have not meaningfully declined in 2016, and that perceived appraisal risk, as measured by the incidence of appraisal outs, has…
  • Feb 21

    The Activist Investing Annual Review 2017

    The Activist Investing Annual Review 2017
    The juggernaut of shareholder engagement kept rolling in 2016 as a surge of one-off campaigns, governance-related proposals and remuneration crackdowns made for a busy year. 758 companies worldwide received public demands—a 13% increase…
  • Feb 21

    The Corwin Effect: Stockholder Approval of M&A Transaction

    The Corwin Effect: Stockholder Approval of M&A Transaction
    The most important development in Delaware law during 2016 was arguably the courts’ growing deference to stockholder approval. In 2015, the Delaware Supreme Court held in Corwin v. KKR Financial Holdings that a transaction subject to…
Rank this Week: 377

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Feb 20

    Melbourne

    Melbourne
    The D&O Diary is on assignment in Australia this week, for meetings and for little bit of a look around. The first stop on this sojourn down under was in Melbourne, in the Australian state of Victoria, on the Southeastern quadrant of…
  • Feb 19

    A Closer Look at Securities Litigation Involving Life Sciences Companie

    A Closer Look at Securities Litigation Involving Life Sciences Companie
    As I noted in my survey of 2016 securities class action litigation (here), one of the factors contributing to the rise in securities litigation last year was the volume of litigation filed against companies in the life sciences sector.…
  • Feb 16

    Book Review: Federal Securities Litigation

    Book Review: Federal Securities Litigation
    The interpretation and application of the federal securities laws has in recent years proven to be a rapidly changing arena. For that reason, it is a particularly welcome development that the authors of the “Federal Securities…
Rank this Week: 432

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    Actual Fraud is it Fraud to Receive Fraudulent Transfers?

    Actual Fraud is it Fraud to Receive Fraudulent Transfers?
    One issue that has come before the Supreme Court is what is actual fraud, and does actual fraud included fraudulent transfers.  Stated in another way, is it fraud to accept a fraudulent transfer.  For a long time the answer depended…
  • Feb 15

    Florida Estate Planning For Second Marriage

    Florida Estate Planning For Second Marriage
    In Florida it can be crucial to do Estate Planning For Second Marriage More and more Americans are getting remarried which is causing estate planning to become more complex.  People are living much longer than in the past, which means…
  • Feb 3

    The Importance of a Durable Power of Attorney

    The Importance of a Durable Power of Attorney
    A Durable Power of Attorney is an important document, but sometimes having one can cause problems. A recent Florida court ruling scored a major win in the fight against elder abuse. The case established that a health care proxy does not have…
Rank this Week: 421

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/
  • Feb 20

    An Oppression How-To: Revoke Employment, Profit Sharing and Control

    An Oppression How-To: Revoke Employment, Profit Sharing and Control
    This week's New York Business Divorce highlights an appellate opinion affirming a lower court's findings of grounds for dissolution in a "classic" case of minority shareholder oppression. Continue Reading…
  • Feb 13

    Race to the Exit as Professional Practice Falter

    Race to the Exit as Professional Practice Falter
    Buy-out and retirement obligations in professional practices can trigger a contentious race to be the first to resign or retire when hard financial times hit, which is what happened in the case highlighted in this week's New York Business…
  • Feb 6

    Winter Case Notes: De Facto Partnership and Other Recent Decisions of Interest

    Winter Case Notes: De Facto Partnership and Other Recent Decisions of Interest
    Welcome to another edition of Winter Case Notes in which I clear out my backlog of recent court decisions of interest to business divorce aficionados by way of brief synopses with links to the decisions for those who wish to…
Rank this Week: 413

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/
  • Feb 19

    The Contracts Case that No Judge Wants to Hear

    The Contracts Case that No Judge Wants to Hear
    In McNair v. Superior Court (6 Cal.App.5th 1227 (Cal. App. 2016), a college football coach brought suit against National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) for, among other issues, interference with and breach of contract. That’s…
  • Feb 16

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (February 16, 2017)

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (February 16, 2017)
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 751 Risk and Anxiety: A Theory of Data Breach Harms Daniel J. Solove and Danielle Keats Citron George Washington University Law School and University…
  • Feb 12

    The University of the Cumberlands Fights Its Former President over Consideration

    The University of the Cumberlands Fights Its Former President over Consideration
    A recent case out of the Eastern District of Kentucky, Taylor v. University of the Cumberlands, Civil No: 6:16-cv-109-GFVT (behind paywall), has lots of causes of action, including an interesting dispute over whether an agreement between the…
Rank this Week: 489

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: 477

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/
  • Feb 13

    The Astrodome, Trade-offs and the Public’s Revolt

    The Astrodome, Trade-offs and the Public’s Revolt
    Who would have ever thought that the combination of hosting a Super Bowl and dealing with the question of what to do with the Astrodome is teaching us a valuable lesson in economic trade-offs and the declining importance of the ……
  • Jan 19

    My Jeff Bagwell Story

    My Jeff Bagwell Story
    Astros legend Jeff Bagwell was finally elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, something that I pointed out should have been a no-brainer over a decade ago. But Hall of Fame voting is not always rational or even well-informed, so ……
  • Jan 16

    Some of My Favorite Houston-Area Golf Hole

    Some of My Favorite Houston-Area Golf Hole
    One of my resolutions for 2017 is to blog more, so here we go. The video below contains photos that I’ve taken over the years of some of my favorite holes from about a dozen Houston-area golf courses that I’ve … Continue…
Rank this Week: 561

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Feb 8

    Could Nordstrom invoke the UCL over a Trump tweet?

    Could Nordstrom invoke the UCL over a Trump tweet?
    I was asked this question today by a Politico reporter, and was subsequently quoted in his article, "Trump blasts Nordstrom for dropping Ivanka's clothing line." Although I have other serious concerns about this type of tweet by a…
  • Feb 6

    Ninth Circuit considers CLRA attorneys' fees: Gonzales v. CarMax Auto Superstores, LLC

    Ninth Circuit considers CLRA attorneys' fees: Gonzales v. CarMax Auto Superstores, LLC
    Back in October, I reported on an opinion in which the Ninth Circuit determined that the defendant had violated the CLRA and directed that summary judgment be entered in the plaintiff's favor on the CLRA claim. Gonzales v. CarMax Auto...
  • Feb 2

    Interesting UCL standing decision from December: Veera v. Banana Republic, LLC

    Interesting UCL standing decision from December: Veera v. Banana Republic, LLC
    During a very busy December, I missed a highly interesting new UCL standing decision. In Veera v. Banana Republic, LLC, 6 Cal.App.5th 907 (Dec. 15, 2016), the plaintiffs shopped at Banana Republic after seeing a "40% off" sign in…
Rank this Week: 493

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/
  • Feb 3

    Charles and Margaret Levin Family Limited Partnership v. Greenberg Family Limited Partnership (Cir. Ct. Mont. Cnty)

    Charles and Margaret Levin Family Limited Partnership v. Greenberg Family Limited Partnership (Cir. Ct. Mont. Cnty)
    Filed:  December 27, 2016Opinion by:  Ronald B. RubinHolding:  Judicial dissolution is an inappropriate remedy for deadlock over the identity of a managing member of an LLC where an LLC’s members have (1) a reasonable…
  • Jan 31

    Stewart v. Jayco, Inc. (U.S.D.C.)

    Stewart v. Jayco, Inc. (U.S.D.C.)
    Filed: January 18, 2017Opinion by: Ellen L. Hollander, United States District JudgeHolding:In finding that no personal jurisdiction exists, the Court follows Maryland Court of Appeals precedent, applying a two-part test: (1) whether the…
  • Jan 30

    Oliveira v. Sugarman (Ct. of Appeals)

    Oliveira v. Sugarman (Ct. of Appeals)
    Filed: January 20, 2017Opinion by J. Adkins Holding:  (1) The traditional business judgment rule applies to a disinterested and independent board of directors' refusal of a stockholder litigation demand, not the modified business…
Rank this Week: 425

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Jan 31

    Ditech Financial Complaints – North Carolina Consumer Protection Attorney

    Ditech Financial Complaints – North Carolina Consumer Protection Attorney
    Is Ditech Financial, formerly known as Green Tree Servicing, failing to accurately update the payments you’ve made on your mortgage? Are they charging you fees and penalties which are unfair? Are they reporting wrong information, such…
  • Jan 24

    New Maginnis Law Consumer Protection Mailing List

    New Maginnis Law Consumer Protection Mailing List
    One phrase we have encountered over and over again from our consumer protection clients is: “I never knew there was a law that dealt with this!” So many of us feel powerless against a large corporation who refuses to fix incorrect…
  • Jan 5

    Glascow Coma Scale and Mild, Moderate and Severe Traumatic Brain Injurie

    Glascow Coma Scale and Mild, Moderate and Severe Traumatic Brain Injurie
    Every year thousands of North Carolinians suffer traumatic brain injuries caused by a variety of incidents. Car accidents, motorcycle crashes, tractor-trailer collisions, and industrial incidents are among the more common ways residents of…
Rank this Week: 512

California Business Law Blog

California Business Law Blog

By the Law Office of Jonas M. Grant PC.

http://californiabusinesslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 7

    Screenwriters: How to Find An Agent

    Screenwriters: How to Find An Agent
    ScreenwritingU is offering a free teleconference on a topic many new screenwriters have lots of questions about - how to land an agent. Sign up here.
  • Sep 19

    Tips for Starting a Part-Time Side Business While Still Employed

    Tips for Starting a Part-Time Side Business While Still Employed
    Tips for Starting a Side Business from balance.com include:[C]onsider running your business as a part-time operation alongside your current job... understand and follow your employment contract to the letter, especially if it makes reference…
  • Sep 16

    Screenwriters: Find An Agent (or Manager) with Script Contest

    Screenwriters: Find An Agent (or Manager) with Script Contest
    Getting representation from an agent or manager in Hollywood is not easy. You have to find someone who believes in you and your work, and you need to believe that they are both capable and willing to sell your work.One of the better ways to…
Rank this Week: 370

Contracts Blog

Contracts Blog

Blog on legal news and contracts.

http://www.onecle.com/blog
  • Apr 27

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals and Retrophin Contract

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals and Retrophin Contract
    Added contracts from Valeant Pharmaceuticals and Retrophin, including agreements involving Martin Shkreli.
  • Apr 27

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals and Retrophin Contract

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals and Retrophin Contract
    Added contracts from Valeant Pharmaceuticals and Retrophin, including agreements involving Martin Shkreli.
  • Oct 13

    Apple and GT Advanced Technologies Contract

    Apple and GT Advanced Technologies Contract
    Last week, GT Advanced Technologies Inc., a company formerly known as GT Solar International, Inc., filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of the US bankruptcy code. The company is seeking a reorganization and will continue to operate their…
Rank this Week: 485

Class Action Defense Blog

Class Action Defense Blog

Covers CAFA, class certification, employment law, FCRA, FDCPA and multidistrict litigation. By Michael Hassen of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://classactiondefense.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 487

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Jun 28

    Join The Contingency

    Join The Contingency
    Dear Blawgletterati Member, You, a special person You belong to an elite group – the highly intelligent readers of Blawgletter, one of the 10 all-time most popular Trials and Litigation law blogs on Justia. With Blawgletter’s farewell,…
  • Jun 16

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!
    Blawgletter® has moved to a new location, and is now The Contingency. You will be redirected shortly.
  • Jun 14

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice
    Unpatentable subject matter A pair of Federal Circuit opinions last week rejected patents involving patent-ineligible subject matter. What does that include, you ask? As Blawgletter noted last year in "You Still Can't Patent Ideas":…
Rank this Week: 575

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

Covers China law, business and economics. By Stan Abrams.

http://www.chinahearsay.com/
  • Jan 13

    China to allow online sales of prescription drugs…

    China to allow online sales of prescription drugs…
    China to allow online sales of prescription drugs | Fox News fxn.ws/1xkkv7z — I really hope oversight is done correctly © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Jan 13

    China’s Anticorruption Campaign Drives Out M.B.A….

    China’s Anticorruption Campaign Drives Out M.B.A….
    China’s Anticorruption Campaign Drives Out M.B.A. Students – WSJ on.wsj.com/1IGDS0Z – hmm, that never occurred to me © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Jan 13

    +1 RT @SirSteven: sit back a moment and imagine ho…

    +1 RT @SirSteven: sit back a moment and imagine ho…
    +1 RT @SirSteven: sit back a moment and imagine how much better the world so far this year would be without religion. © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
Rank this Week: 381

Indian Company Law

Indian Company Law

Covers company law in India. By Durga Rao.

http://indiancorporatelaws.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 8

    RBI guidelines & SARFAESI proceedings?

    RBI guidelines & SARFAESI proceedings?
    It is very clear that the Banks should follow RBI guidelines on Asset-Classification before classifying any loan account as ‘Non-performing Asset (NPA)’. There were judgments saying that it is mandatory for the Banks to follow RBI…
  • Feb 25

    SARFAESI Act & sorrows of Borrower?

    SARFAESI Act & sorrows of Borrower?
    There is every need for the Government to enable/assist the Banks in reducing their NPAs (Non-performing Assets) and it is beyond doubt that the Banks are now well assisted/equipped through the legal frame-work in recovering their dues. The…
  • Feb 25

    SARFAESI Act & sorrows of Borrower?

    SARFAESI Act & sorrows of Borrower?
    There is every need for the Government to enable/assist the Banks in reducing their NPAs (Non-performing Assets) and it is beyond doubt that the Banks are now well assisted/equipped through the legal frame-work in recovering their dues. The…
Rank this Week: 599

Michigan Collection Law Blog

Michigan Collection Law Blog

Covers collection agencies, collection law firms, and debt collection. By Nitzkin & Associates.

http://michigancollectionlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 488

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

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

    Can Compliance Be Cool?

    Can Compliance Be Cool?
    John Glenn passed away at the end of 2016. He was a Senator, an astronaut, and distinguished pilot in the World War II and the Korean War. The picture below struck me as one of ultimate cool. Mr. Glenn had just finished orbiting the Earth on…
  • Feb 18

    Weekend Reading: Black Edge

    Weekend Reading: Black Edge
    The 2009 arrest of Raj Rajaratnam of the Galleon Group was the start of a long trail of insider trading prosecutions that culminated in the prosecution of SAC Capital. The SEC had identified Steve Cohen as the worst of the insider…
  • Feb 17

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for February 17

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for February 17
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. Court to Reconsider Authority of SEC Administrative Law Judges by Dave Michaels and Brent Kendall in the Wall Street Journal The U.S. Court of Appeals for the…
Rank this Week: 1039

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Feb 20

    Consequentialist versus non-consequentialist moral theorie

    Consequentialist versus non-consequentialist moral theorie
    Struggling with consequentialism versus non-consequentialism. https://t.co/QUrkaxUE6l pic.twitter.com/U9RUHm0a3L — Professor Bainbridge (@ProfBainbridge) February 21, 2017 [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full…
  • Feb 20

    Introduction to the Catholic Faith: Week 6: Morality

    Introduction to the Catholic Faith: Week 6: Morality
    This week STEP class is about church teachings on morality. This week's assignment asks: Explain the basic principle of Christian morality. What is at the heart of all behaviors and actions? As usual... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Feb 20

    Introduction to the Catholic Faith: Week 6: Morality and a puzzle re alcohol

    Introduction to the Catholic Faith: Week 6: Morality and a puzzle re alcohol
    This week STEP class is about church teachings on morality. As Catholics, we distinguish between mortal and venial sin. The readings inform that: There are three conditions for a sin to be a mortal... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 791

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/
  • Feb 20

    Balancing the Regulatory Budget: Another Analogy for Consideration

    Balancing the Regulatory Budget: Another Analogy for Consideration
    Two weeks ago, I posted on the POTUS's "one in, two out" executive order on executive branch agency regulations. In that post, I used critiques of a clothing maintenance/closet cleaning system working off the same principle.…
  • Feb 19

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Feb. 19, 2017)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Feb. 19, 2017)
    "confront...inequality, oppression, systematic subordination in mngmnt & organization theories & practices" https://t.co/c6yxU7nmAB #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) February 15, 2017 "nearly impossible for…
  • Feb 18

    What if they had a securities fraud lawsuit and nobody came?

    What if they had a securities fraud lawsuit and nobody came?
    In 1995, the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act revamped the procedures applicable to class action lawsuits alleging claims under the federal securities laws. Concerned about frivolous, attorney-driven litigation, Congress mandated that…
Rank this Week: 824

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/
  • Feb 17

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: February 13-17, 2017

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: February 13-17, 2017
    Spring seems to have sprung here in Lawrence, even though the calendar still says February. These past few days we have been treated to 70+ degree weather. For me, the early spring temps have meant playing outside with the kids and,…
  • Feb 16

    GovConVoices: Women-Owned Small Businesses Still Underrepresented On Government’s Biggest Contract

    GovConVoices: Women-Owned Small Businesses Still Underrepresented On Government’s Biggest Contract
    Taken as a whole, the Government-wide performance metrics for small business utilization are encouraging. The Small Business Administration’s FY2015 report card shows that the Government exceeded its prime contracting goals across four…
  • Feb 14

    Ostensible Subcontractor Rule: SBA OHA Confirms “Four Key Factors” To Avoid

    Ostensible Subcontractor Rule: SBA OHA Confirms “Four Key Factors” To Avoid
    In determining whether a prime contractor and subcontractor are affiliated under the ostensible subcontractor rule, the SBA is supposed to consider the totality of the relationship between the parties.  But when it comes to determining…
Rank this Week: 1207

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business formation and business litigation news and updates in California. Published By Donald Oder.

http://www.sandiegobusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 16

    California Default Judgment

    California Default Judgment
    Simply put, a default judgment is a judgment against a defendant who fails to answer a lawsuit. If a person or entity is sued and ignores the lawsuit entirely, the person or entity suing has the ability to get a judgment upon meeting certain…
  • Feb 13

    Commercial Landlords’ Duty to Mitigate Damage

    Commercial Landlords’ Duty to Mitigate Damage
    There are numerous challenges facing San Diego business owners especially in today’s economic climate. Fighting for a share in an ever tightening market makes it difficult to keep up with monthly outlays not the least of which are lease…
  • Jan 22

    Consideration in Contract Law and Why It Matter

    Consideration in Contract Law and Why It Matter
    In the simplest terms, consideration is value. Under California contract law, mutual consideration (the exchange of value) is an essential element in the formation of a contract. Without it, a California court will (as will all courts across…
Rank this Week: 1018

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 885

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/
  • Feb 15

    Employment Law Update: Court Holds Internet-Based Noncompetition Agreement Enforceable

    Employment Law Update: Court Holds Internet-Based Noncompetition Agreement Enforceable
    Imagine this scenario: you’re excited about your new job with a large payroll processing company, and as a part of the employment offer, you’re directed to a company website that contains the terms of a stock award program. You…
  • Feb 10

    The Law According to Planet Money

    The Law According to Planet Money
    It’s no secret that I’m an avid podcast listener – I’ve previously covered Podcasts and the Law on this blog and if you follow me on Twitter, approximately one in three tweets…
  • Feb 8

    Pennsylvania Software Developers May Need to Start Collecting Sales Tax

    Pennsylvania Software Developers May Need to Start Collecting Sales Tax
    This information was posted and is current as of February 8, 2017 – as always, if you have questions about the current obligations of your business with respect to Sales and Use Tax or any other legal issue, please check with your…
Rank this Week: 622

Rush On Business

Rush On Business

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

http://www.rushonbusiness.com/
  • Feb 14

    Roles of Shareholders, Directors and Officers in Closely Held Businesse

    Roles of Shareholders, Directors and Officers in Closely Held Businesse
    I came across this blog post from the Family Business Advocates Blog and thought it was worth sharing. The post describes the various roles of shareholders, directors and officers in closely held family businesses. It’s good information…
  • Jan 11

    Iowa Governor Branstad to Cut $7.7 Million from Judiciary Budget

    Iowa Governor Branstad to Cut $7.7 Million from Judiciary Budget
    Governor Branstad announced his proposed budget yesterday with $110 million in cuts. This includes $7.7 million in budget cuts for the judiciary. The budget cuts in the judiciary are alarming. Today, Chief Justice Mark Cady will give his…
  • Nov 15

    Best Lawyers in America® Recognition for Brick Gentry Lawyer

    Best Lawyers in America® Recognition for Brick Gentry Lawyer
    Several Brick Gentry lawyers were recently recognized by Best Lawyers in America® for 2016-2017. See the full article here. Rush Nigut was named one of the Best Lawyers in America® in three categories including: Business Organizations…
Rank this Week: 833

iVLG Business Law Blog

iVLG Business Law Blog

Covers news, strategy and legal services of businesses and entrepreneurs. By inVigor Law Group PLLC.

http://www.invigorlaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 9

    Keeping Good Business Record

    Keeping Good Business Record
    In today’s post, we’ll discuss why it’s important to maintain good business records, what records you should preserve, and how to produce meeting minutes. What Are “Good Business Records”? A “good business…
  • Feb 9

    HALOS ACT: Will Congress Give the Green Light to Investment Pitches at Startup Demo Days?

    HALOS ACT: Will Congress Give the Green Light to Investment Pitches at Startup Demo Days?
    Presentations made at startup demo days on college campuses and at accelerator pitch events routinely mention the details of a company’s effort to raise capital through the private sale of securities. This practice, however, raises…
  • Jan 13

    News Roundup: Instagram in Plain Language; Recent Trademark Battle

    News Roundup: Instagram in Plain Language; Recent Trademark Battle
    Plain Language, Privacy, and Instagram A lawyer rewrote Instagram’s terms of use in plain language so that young people using the app could understand their privacy rights. The rewrite was a part of a task force convened to study…
Rank this Week: 1229