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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: 6

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 22

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/
  • Jul 22

    Tagging, Extensions, and Ensuring Comparability: The Role of the SEC (Part 2)

    Tagging, Extensions, and Ensuring Comparability: The Role of the SEC (Part 2)
    DERA (Division of Economic and Risk Analysis) conducted a study of XBRL files to assess the quality. As part of the examination, DERA analyzed the use of "custom tags." The news was at best mixed or, as DERA put it, "[o]ur assessment suggests…
  • Jul 21

    Tagging, Extensions, and Ensuring Comparability: The Role of the SEC (Part 1)

    Tagging, Extensions, and Ensuring Comparability: The Role of the SEC (Part 1)
    Issuers have been required to "tag" their financial statements since 2009 (although the requirement was phased in for issuers over a number of years, with the last group becoming subject to the requirements in 2011).  Tagging the…
  • Jul 21

    Staff Guidance and Proxy Advisory Firms (Part 1)

    Staff Guidance and Proxy Advisory Firms (Part 1)
    The staff of the Division of Investment Management and Corporation Finance recently issued guidance with respect to proxy advisory firms.  The guidance, in the form of a Staff Legal Bulletin, is here.  The advice provides some…
Rank this Week: 34

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

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

    Cartel Size and Collusive Stability with Non-Capitalistic Player

    Cartel Size and Collusive Stability with Non-Capitalistic Player
    Flavio Delbono, Bologna and Luca Lambertini, Bologna explore Cartel Size and Collusive Stability with Non-Capitalistic Players. ABSTRACT: A well established belief both in the game-theoretic IO and in policy debates is that market…
  • Jul 22

    Heterogenous switching cost

    Heterogenous switching cost
    Gary Biglaiser, Jacques Cremer, Gergely Dobos have written on Heterogenous switching costs. ABSTRACT: We consider a simple two period model where consumers have different switching costs. Before the market opens, there was an incumbent who…
  • Jul 22

    Global Antitrust Challenges for the Pharmaceutical Industry Tuesday, September 23, 2014

    Global Antitrust Challenges for the Pharmaceutical Industry Tuesday, September 23, 2014
    Global Antitrust Challenges for the Pharmaceutical Industry Agenda Tuesday, September 23, 2014 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast J.W. Marriott Hotel, Salon II 8:30 AM - 8:40 AM Welcome and Introduction J.W. Marriott Hotel, Salon I Host: Damien…
Rank this Week: 56

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    FTC goes after misleading certification mark

    FTC goes after misleading certification mark
    Here's some discussion of the FTC's complaint from the FTC itself, with a link to the proposed settlement.  Unsurprising takeaway: If you purport to certify products as "Made in the USA," it is a good idea to do some verification of the…
  • Jul 21

    Georgetown Law's new Center on Privacy and Technology

    Georgetown Law's new Center on Privacy and Technology
    Learn more here. All my colleagues who worked on this deserve congratulations--Professors Julie Cohen, David Vladeck, Laura Donohue and Angela Campbell worked tirelessly for this…
  • Jul 21

    trademark beats copyright at surviving motion to dismi

    trademark beats copyright at surviving motion to dismi
    Gorski v. Gymboree Corp., 2014 WL 3533324,  No. 14-CV-01314 (N.D. Cal. July 16, 2014)Via Eric Goldman.  Gorski and Gymboree both make shirts that feature the phrase “lettuce turnip the beet.” Gorski sued for copyright…
Rank this Week: 94

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: 108

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
Rank this Week: 174

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 22

    Do Activist Hedge Funds Really Create Long Term Value?

    Do Activist Hedge Funds Really Create Long Term Value?
    Editor's Note: Martin Lipton is a founding partner of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, specializing in mergers and acquisitions and matters affecting corporate policy and strategy. This post is based on a Wachtell Lipton memorandum by Mr.…
  • Jul 22

    Dodd-Frank At 4: Where Do We Go From Here?

    Dodd-Frank At 4: Where Do We Go From Here?
    Editor's Note: David M. Lynn is a partner and co-chair of the Corporate Finance practice at Morrison & Foerster LLP. The following post is based on a Morrison & Foerster publication; the complete text, including appendix, is available…
  • Jul 22

    Monitoring the Monitor

    Monitoring the Monitor
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Jodi Short, Professor of Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law; Michael Toffel of the Technology and Operations Management Unit at Harvard Business School; and…
Rank this Week: 185

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/
  • Jul 18

    Occupational Licensing, Competition, and the Constitution: Prospects for Reform?

    Occupational Licensing, Competition, and the Constitution: Prospects for Reform?
    U.S. antitrust law focuses primarily on private anticompetitive restraints, leaving the most serious impediments to a vibrant competitive process – government-initiated restraints – relatively free to flourish.  Thus the…
  • Jul 18

    ICLE and TechFreedom File Joint Comments in Defense of a Free Internet

    ICLE and TechFreedom File Joint Comments in Defense of a Free Internet
    The International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE) and TechFreedom filed two joint comments with the FCC today, explaining why the FCC has no sound legal basis for micromanaging the Internet and why “net neutrality”…
  • Jul 15

    Net Neutrality Regulation is Bad for Consumers and Probably Illegal

    Net Neutrality Regulation is Bad for Consumers and Probably Illegal
    With Berin Szoka. TechFreedom and the International Center for Law & Economics will shortly file two joint comments with the FCC, explaining why the FCC has no sound legal basis for micromanaging the Internet—now called “net…
Rank this Week: 207

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/
  • Jul 22

    Delaware Court of Chancery Rejects Indemnification Sleight of Hand

    Delaware Court of Chancery Rejects Indemnification Sleight of Hand
    In Branin v. Stein Roe Inv. Counsel, LLC, C.A. 8481-VCN, 2014 WL 2961084 (Del. Ch. June 30, 2014), the Delaware Court of Chancery held that a vested right to indemnification may not be rescinded by a subsequent amendment to the governing…
  • Jul 15

    Is Your Out-of-State LLC “Doing Business” in California?

    Is Your Out-of-State LLC “Doing Business” in California?
    Individuals and entities, including those from outside California, who invest in or do business through an out-of-state limited liability company (“LLC”) may be surprised to find out that they have filing obligations and tax…
  • Jul 7

    Second Circuit Overturns District Court’s Rejection of SEC-Citigroup Fraud Settlement

    Second Circuit Overturns District Court’s Rejection of SEC-Citigroup Fraud Settlement
    In a closely-watched decision involving judicial review of agency settlements, the Unites States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated United States District Court Judge Jed Rakoff’s 2011 order rejecting a proposed $285…
Rank this Week: 224

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 22

    Choi on Earnout

    Choi on Earnout
    You know me. I'm not an earnout fan. They're usually more trouble than they are worth. Nevertheless, Albert Choi has posted a new paper, Facilitating Mergers and Acquisitions with Earnouts and Purchase Price Adjustments. His studies suggests…
  • Jul 16

    Summer of the inversion

    Summer of the inversion
    For those of you trying to catch up on the inversion wave that has swamped the deal world this summer, here's a neat video summary of what they are all about. For those of you who don't have access to...
  • Jul 15

    Kraft still haunts UK

    Kraft still haunts UK
    Kraft's 2012 acquisition of Cadbury is still haunting the UK. At the time Kraft promised to maintain Cadbury's Somerdale plant in the UK as part of the deal. After the deal closed, however, Kraft had an epiphany and closed the...
Rank this Week: 238

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: 223

The Startup Lawyer

The Startup Lawyer

Covers entrepreneurship and startup companies. By Ryan Roberts.

http://startuplawyer.com/
  • May 16

    Tech Wildcatters Pitch Day 2014

    Tech Wildcatters Pitch Day 2014
    Tech Wildcatters Pitch Day 2014 will be held on Thursday, May 22 from 1 to 3:30pm (Dallas Time) at the Granada Theater. At Pitch Day 2014, the 13 startups of the 2014 Tech Wildcatters class will present: -Akros Tech Labs -GetReal.Estate…
  • Apr 2

    Mock Series A Term Sheet Negotiation

    Mock Series A Term Sheet Negotiation
    My firm and Tech Wildcatters are co-hosting a live mock Series A term sheet negotiation on April 25th from 1-3pm. The event will take place at Tech Wildcatters at 2700 Fairmount St in Dallas Texas. Brad Hunstable, founder and CEO of Ustream,…
  • Mar 3

    Office Hours at SXSW

    Office Hours at SXSW
    If you want to discuss liquidation preferences, vesting schedules, or anything startup-related, I’ll be holding an office hour session this Friday March 7th from 130-230pm at UP Global’s SXSW Startup Oasis. The office hour portion…
Rank this Week: 239

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Jul 22

    The 2014 GC Compensation Survey

    The 2014 GC Compensation Survey
    Last year's gains for general counsel pay are holding. Are good times back to stay? The post The 2014 GC Compensation Survey appeared on InhouseBlog.com. AD: Thousands of contracts at kFetch.com
  • Jul 19

    What law schools do Fortune 500 general counsel hail from?

    What law schools do Fortune 500 general counsel hail from?
    ALM publishes data about the Fortune 500 companies and their chief legal officers. One of the pieces of information is the law school from which the CLO graduated. Firing up my trusty software for data analysis, I looked at the distribution…
  • Jul 17

    Determining which legal services to outsource

    Determining which legal services to outsource
    As the LPO market becomes more mature, corporate legal departments are starting to move outsourcing beyond transaction-based legal processes to higher level capabilities, such as contract drafting and IP. The post Determining which legal…
Rank this Week: 244

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Jul 22

    Guest Post: Bylaws and Arbitration

    Guest Post: Bylaws and Arbitration
    For many years, business groups and corporate representatives have tried to reform shareholder litigation through legislation and case law development, with mixed success. However, in more recent years an interesting new initiative has…
  • Jul 21

    On the Frontiers of Corporate Litigation and Liability: Inversion Transactions and a Proposed Duty to Warn

    On the Frontiers of Corporate Litigation and Liability: Inversion Transactions and a Proposed Duty to Warn
    Among the developments dominating the business headlines in recent weeks have been two unrelated stories – the rising wave of so-called “inversion” transactions in which U.S. companies acquire foreign firms to avoid U.S. tax…
  • Jul 21

    India’s Securities Regulator Imposes Massive Penalties on Satyam’s Founder and Other Executive

    India’s Securities Regulator Imposes Massive Penalties on Satyam’s Founder and Other Executive
    On July 16, 2014, India’s securities regulator, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), entered an order (here) against the founder and former executives of Satyam Computer Services to disgorge over $306 million in allegedly…
Rank this Week: 294

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 20

    Discussion of Key Delaware Corporate and Commercial Decisions from 2014

    Discussion of Key Delaware Corporate and Commercial Decisions from 2014
    Delaware’s Key Corporate and Commercial Cases January through June 2014 You are invited to a free audio conference for a discussion of the top ten decisions of 2014 to date from Delaware’s Supreme Court and Court of Chancery.…
  • Jul 10

    Corporate Benefit Doctrine Not Applicable to Volunteer

    Corporate Benefit Doctrine Not Applicable to Volunteer
    Raul v. Astoria Financial Corporation, C.A. No. 9169-VCG (Del. Ch. June 20, 2014). Issue Addressed: Whether attorneys’ fees were appropriate under the corporate benefit doctrine when the court considered the benefit to be in the nature…
  • Jul 9

    ABA Journal Picks Top Law Blog

    ABA Journal Picks Top Law Blog
    To quote Professor Bainbridge: The ABA Journal is again accepting nominations for their Blawg 100. I’m not allowed to nominate myself, but I am allowed to tell you that you can nominate me here.
Rank this Week: 299

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
Rank this Week: 303

Responsabilidad y Derecho

Responsabilidad y Derecho

Covers the development of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Colombia.

http://responsabilidadyderecho.blogspot.com/
  • May 10

    Sobre el "Registro de Contribuyentes Socialmente Responsables" de la AFIP... Y una pregunta para hacerse.

    Sobre el "Registro de Contribuyentes Socialmente Responsables" de la AFIP... Y una pregunta para hacerse.
    A finales del 2012, la Administración Federal de Ingresos Públicos de Argentina, mejor conocida como la AFIP *, expidió la resolución Nº 3424 de 2012 (vigente desde el 2 de enero 2013), mediante la cual se…
  • Mar 18

    La materia ambiental en la Constitución Política Colombiana

    La materia ambiental en la Constitución Política Colombiana
    El reconocimiento que el Constituyente de 1991 hizo del Medio Ambiente como elemento esencial para el desarrollo humano, al igual que el establecimiento de su defensa como objetivo de principio dentro de la forma organizativa del Estado…
  • Jan 17

    Buen Gobierno en las Relaciones Laborale

    Buen Gobierno en las Relaciones Laborale
    Entrevista al abogado y filósofo colombiano, Julio César Carrillo, especialista en Derecho Laboral y en Pedagogía de los Valores, en la que habla sobre la importancia de humanizar tanto la concepción como la…
Rank this Week: 293

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

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

    Compliance Failures and Performance Measure

    Compliance Failures and Performance Measure
    Progress Rail is under criminal investigation for failures in its railcar and locomotive repairs operation. Investigators claim that it was charging owners of rail equipment for making unnecessary repairs and replacements. There is also an…
  • Jul 21

    Compliance and Dodd-Frank at Four

    Compliance and Dodd-Frank at Four
    It’s been four years since the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law. President Obama sat down on July 21, 2010 to sign the behemoth of a bill that was the most dramatic change to financial…
  • Jul 18

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for July 18

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for July 18
    Book de Tour by Greig Leach These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. Big Settlements Elevate Compliance Officers in WSJ.com’s Risk & Compliance Journal Recent white-collar settlements are…
Rank this Week: 318

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Jul 16

    Ignoring Judges' Advice

    Ignoring Judges' Advice
    CLE Panels of Judges Have you noticed how many continuing legal education programs feature "judges panels" and urge you to attend so their honors can instruct you in how to win your next case? A blurb about an upcoming…
  • Jul 13

    Do Plaintiffs Stand a Chance in the Texas Supreme Court -- Part 4

    Do Plaintiffs Stand a Chance in the Texas Supreme Court -- Part 4
    Our last three posts on the highest civil court in the Lone Star State went from Bloody Day at Texas Supreme Court (Mar. 28, 2014) to Do Plaintiffs Stand a Chance in the Supreme Court of Texas? (Apr. 25) to...
  • Jul 11

    Fight Breaks Out over Midcourse MDL Review

    Fight Breaks Out over Midcourse MDL Review
    A Question of Efficiency Will quick review of a final judgment in just one of many cases that make up a large multi-district litigation bog the MDL process down -- or make it work better? Defense lawyers insist that consolidation...
Rank this Week: 309

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 22

    The Value of the Imperfect Law Review System

    The Value of the Imperfect Law Review System
    Steve Bradford yesterday posted a thoughtful (as is usual for his posts) critique of law reviews. I had drafted a comment, but Steve suggested that I should post links to my prior posts separately, so here goes, along with (what...
  • Jul 22

    Legal Studies Position - Wharton

    Legal Studies Position - Wharton
    The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania has posted a legal studies and business ethics professor opening. As you may suspect, Wharton has an extremely strong legal studies faculty. More information from the announcement is quoted…
  • Jul 22

    Bainbridge on Law Review

    Bainbridge on Law Review
    Steve Bainbridge has an interesting response to yesterday's post on law reviews, linking to a number of other interesting posts he has written. Definitely worth reading. (He agrees with me, so he must be correct.) A number of you commented...
Rank this Week: 411

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Jul 11

    How To Nurture Your Customers - More than Top of Mind - Marketing

    How To Nurture Your Customers - More than Top of Mind - Marketing
    Many customers need education or training before you can sell them your product or service. And, they need to see themselves using your product or service before you can sell to them. The education or training of your customers...
  • Jul 10

    Are You Being Shopped by Your Competitor? - Marketing

    Are You Being Shopped by Your Competitor? - Marketing
    That is a question we should all be asking. Then we should decide if the answer matters to us or our business. If you are Erbert and Gerbert's Sandwich Shops and a Subway franchisee is going to several of your...
  • Jul 9

    6 Tips for Franchise Owners on Social Network Marketing - Marketing

    6 Tips for Franchise Owners on Social Network Marketing - Marketing
    While I'm a complete believer in franchise-wide social media systems, you simply may find that you buy into a franchise without something in place. That means it's left to you. So, what are you going to do about it? Well,...
Rank this Week: 419

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
  • Jun 5

    Tomiko Brown-Nagin, "The Honor and Burden of Being First: Judge Constance Baker Motley"

    Tomiko Brown-Nagin, "The Honor and Burden of Being First: Judge Constance Baker Motley"
    Professor Brown-Nagin's talk examines the legacy of The Honorable Constance Baker Motley—and break new ground in the study of civil rights, women's rights, and the legal profession. A protégée of Thurgood Marshall, Motley…
  • Jun 3

    M. Todd Henderson, "Do Judges Follow the Law?"

    M. Todd Henderson, "Do Judges Follow the Law?"
    In a naïve model of judging, Congress writes statutes, which courts know about and then slavishly apply. But a Chicago lawyer might doubt this model, believing judges are maximizing something other than compliance with the law. In this…
  • May 29

    A Fireside Chat with David Sacks '98, Founder and CEO of Yammer

    A Fireside Chat with David Sacks '98, Founder and CEO of Yammer
    Professor Todd Henderson leads an engaging discussion with Yammer Founder and CEO, David Sacks. David has been involved in the Internet space more than 10 years as an entrepreneur, executive and investor, starting with PayPal in 1999. He…
Rank this Week: 459

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

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

    How to Make Video Interviews With Director

    How to Make Video Interviews With Director
    In this podcast, John Seethoff of Microsoft explains how the company has showcased its directors through video interviews, including: - Why did Microsoft decide to tape videos of the directors? - How do I find the videos? - What typically is…
  • Jul 21

    Proxy Advisors: How Investors Can Diligence ISS

    Proxy Advisors: How Investors Can Diligence ISS
    In response to the SEC’s recent Staff Legal Bulletin that deals with the responsibilities of investment advisers to vote and hire proxy advisors, ISS has posted a host of resources to help investors conduct due diligence, including this…
  • Jul 18

    Did He Just Tweet That? SEC Commissioner Gallagher Has a Handle

    Did He Just Tweet That? SEC Commissioner Gallagher Has a Handle
    A while back, I was surprised to discover that SEC Commissioner Dan Gallagher has his own Twitter account. Not that there’s anything wrong with it. In fact, I am all for it. I was just surprised because too many in the business world…
Rank this Week: 524

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 22

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 250 The Privatization of Compliance Scott Killingsworth Bryan Cave LLP 2 186 Beauty and Ugliness in Offer and Acceptance Kenneth K.…
  • Jul 21

    Fifth Circuit Sends Case to Arbitration 2 1/2 Years After Litigation Begin

    Fifth Circuit Sends Case to Arbitration 2 1/2 Years After Litigation Begin
    In Al Rushaid v. Nat'l Oilwell Varco, Inc., plaintiffs sued eight entities for breach of contract. The District Court found that the disputed contracts could result in damages in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Discovery would have to…
  • Jul 21

    Supreme Court of Ohio Rules in Condition Precedent Case

    Supreme Court of Ohio Rules in Condition Precedent Case
    This is a edited version of a longer post from the Legally Speaking Ohio blog, written by Marianna Brown Bettman (pictured), a law professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where she teaches torts, legal ethics, and a...
Rank this Week: 506

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

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

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Jul 22

    California Dividend Statutes Found To Preempt Common Law Claim

    California Dividend Statutes Found To Preempt Common Law Claim
    Chapter 5 of the California Corporations Code imposes specific limitations on “distributions to shareholders”, a term defined in Corporations Code section 166.  Directors who approve the making of any distribution to…
  • Jul 21

    Californians To Vote On Stripping Common Cause Of Its First Amendment Right

    Californians To Vote On Stripping Common Cause Of Its First Amendment Right
    I recently wrote about SB 1272 (Lieu) which calls a special election for this November 4 at which California voters will be able to cast an advisory vote on whether the U.S. Constitution should be amended to overturn the U.S. Supreme…
  • Jul 14

    Why Doesn’t The SEC Post SubCommittee Recommendations?

    Why Doesn’t The SEC Post SubCommittee Recommendations?
    Last Thursday, the Investor Advisory Committee held another meeting.  The agenda included this rather vague agenda description: Discussion of Definition of Accredited Investor (which may include a recommendation of the Investor…
Rank this Week: 493

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 19

    Guest Post: MCA Circular on Related Party Transaction

    Guest Post: MCA Circular on Related Party Transaction
    [The following post is contributed by Vinod Kothari and Shampita Das of Vinod Kothari & Co. They can be contacted at vinod@vinodkothari.comand shampita@vinodkothari.comrespectively]The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) drives what…
  • Jul 15

    SEBI Order in the Satyam Case

    SEBI Order in the Satyam Case
    Facts and SanctionsYesterday, more than five years after the Satyam ex-chairman’s much talked about revelations, SEBI passed an orderin the case against five individuals, being the ex-chairman, ex-managing director, ex-Chief Financial…
  • Jul 15

    RBI Reforms on Investment Instruments and Pricing

    RBI Reforms on Investment Instruments and Pricing
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recently brought about two sets of related reforms that introduce much greater flexibility to foreign investors in investing in Indian companies that gets rid of some of the rigidity that hitherto existed.…
Rank this Week: 495

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 535

Federal Securities Law Blog

Federal Securities Law Blog

FedSecLaw.com is devoted to highlighting current issues in securities laws, discussing the ramifications of those issues for today’s businesses, and providing bottom-line takeaways for busy owners, managers, and executives. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.fedseclaw.com/
  • Jul 15

    Should entrepreneurs care about crowdfunding? It depends on the crowd.

    Should entrepreneurs care about crowdfunding? It depends on the crowd.
    By Jack J. Gravelle It has been more than two years since the JOBS Act was passed and almost nine months since the SEC proposed crowdfunding rules — but still no final rules. Should entrepreneurs care? Probably not. The proposed SEC…
  • Jul 14

    Citigroup’s $7 billion settlement allows them to “focus on the future”

    Citigroup’s $7 billion settlement allows them to “focus on the future”
    By W. Kelly Johnson U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Citigroup announced today that Citigroup will pay $7 billion to settle a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation into allegations that it defrauded investors by selling shoddy…
  • Jul 2

    Beware of antitrust laws’ extraterritorial reach

    Beware of antitrust laws’ extraterritorial reach
    By Jay Levine and Jason Starling In an increasingly global economy, it is becoming more and more common for a product to be sold outside of the U.S. but find its way to the U.S., either as a resale or as part of a finished downstream product.…
Rank this Week: 547

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Covers intellectual property law and business law from an Australian perspective. Published by Dilanchian Lawyers and Consultants.

http://www.dilanchian.com.au
  • Jul 9

    Tax and valuation of crowdfunding initiative

    Tax and valuation of crowdfunding initiative
    Backgrounder, guide and checklist for crowdfunding from an Australian perspective. It ends with a list of 14 crowdfunding sites worldwide. Our related articles are Australian crowdfunding law, current and proposed and Start-up funding…
  • Jun 29

    Start-up intellectual property survival guide

    Start-up intellectual property survival guide
    Start-ups often find themselves in a David vs Goliath situation after an initial taste of success. Corporate giants often seize every opportunity to maximise and secure their competitive advantage and market monopoly or power. The years of…
  • Jun 19

    Applying U.S. fair use doctrine to academic research

    Applying U.S. fair use doctrine to academic research
    How can the fair use doctrine in U.S. copyright law be used for academic research? We recently and successfully advised an Australian academic on this subject. Our client had prepared a major, lengthy and heavily illustrated scholarly…
Rank this Week: 550

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

Offers case summaries of Delaware court decisions in business-related litigation. By Morris James.

http://www.delawarebusinesslitigation.com/
  • Dec 31

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim
    Silverberg v. Gold, C.A. 7646-VCP (December 31, 2013) Under Delaware law, a so-called Brophy claim seeks to recover the profits made by trading on insider information. Showing that material insider information was available is not…
  • Dec 31

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability
    Grace v. Ashbridge LLC, C.A. 8348-VCN (December 31, 2013) In general, a successor entity is not liable for its predecessor's obligations when there has been a fundamental change in the identity of the entity.  Here, the Court held…
  • Jul 16

    Chancellor Explains When Demand Is Required For Compensation Claim

    Chancellor Explains When Demand Is Required For Compensation Claim
    Friedman v. Khosrowshahi, C.A. 9161-CB (July 16, 2014) Recently derivative suits claim that there is no need to make a pre-suit demand on the board because that board violated the terms of an incentive compensation plan and is thus…
Rank this Week: 588

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 21

    Court Resolves Trio of Issues in Battling Brothers’ Buy-Out

    Court Resolves Trio of Issues in Battling Brothers’ Buy-Out
    Two brothers battle it out in a series of disputes over the exercise of a realty partnership buy-out option, resulting in a trio of court decisions by Justice Stephen Bucaria in Abatemarco v Abatemarco, highlighted in this week's New York…
  • Jul 14

    Stockholder Fired, Forced to Sell Shares After Felony Conviction

    Stockholder Fired, Forced to Sell Shares After Felony Conviction
    An unusual set of facts, involving the termination of a shareholder's employment following his criminal conviction, set the stage for last week's appellate ruling requiring the redemption of his shares notwithstanding the company's…
  • Jul 7

    Special Rules Govern Service in Corporate Dissolution Proceeding

    Special Rules Govern Service in Corporate Dissolution Proceeding
    This week's New York Business Divorce highlights a recent, important ruling by an appellate court concerning the requirements for service of the petition in corporate dissolution proceedings.
Rank this Week: 607

North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

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

http://www.ncbusinesslitigationreport.com/
  • Jul 18

    An Important Tip On Appealing A Decision From The NC Business Court

    An Important Tip On Appealing A Decision From The NC Business Court
    The Business Court is electronic.  Paper copies of documents are not filed with the Business Court.  So when you e-file a Notice of Appeal, is that sufficient for purposes of Rule 3 of the NC Rules of Appellate Procedure? Let's look…
  • Jul 8

    Pro Se Defendant Wins Trial On Breach Of Fiduciary Duty Claims In Business Court

    Pro Se Defendant Wins Trial On Breach Of Fiduciary Duty Claims In Business Court
    When I was a young pup preparing to go to court against the uncommon adversary who was proceeding without a lawyer, I would joke that "I hope I don't lose."  Luckily, I never did. But the Plaintiff in Seraph Garrison, LLC v. Garrison,…
  • Jul 3

    Business Court Refuses To Admit University Of Maryland's Lawyers On A Pro Hac Basi

    Business Court Refuses To Admit University Of Maryland's Lawyers On A Pro Hac Basi
    The lawsuit filed by the Atlantic Coast Conference against the University of Maryland continues to percolate in the North Carolina Business Court.  But the University will have to proceed without its chosen attorneys, as the Court last…
Rank this Week: 668

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage…

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.massachusetts-alcoholic-beverage-licensing.com/
  • Jul 16

    Somerville liquor store suspended for illegal wholesale

    Somerville liquor store suspended for illegal wholesale
    After illegally selling liquor wholesale to establishments in Somerville and surrounding communities, Ball Square Liquors was closed for several days in July, as reported by Somerville Wicked Local. The state Alcoholic Beverages Control…
  • Jul 15

    Liquor Stores to Open Earlier on Sundays?

    Liquor Stores to Open Earlier on Sundays?
    Massachusetts liquor stores would be able to open their doors two hours earlier on Sundays under a bill approved by state lawmakers. The Senate on Tuesday passed on a voice vote a bill to allow the retail sale of alcoholic beverages at 10…
  • Jul 4

    Bill would let wineries ship legally to Mass.

    Bill would let wineries ship legally to Mass.
    The Boston Globe reported today that Massachusetts consumers are one step closer to getting wine delivered straight to their doorsteps. The state Legislature has created a new permit system that will allow out-of-state wineries to sell and…
Rank this Week: 587

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
  • Jul 8

    2 Things About The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision

    2 Things About The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision
    I. The Corporate Veil issue Normally, a corporation is an independent entity, separate and distinct from its owners. This has been recognized for (literally) centuries as the point of creating a corporation. [By the way, corporations are a…
  • Jun 12

    I’ve Got A Birthday Coming Up

    I’ve Got A Birthday Coming Up
    Or maybe it is an anniversary. I’m not sure. Whatever it is though, it’s special to me. No, it is not my birthday as most think of it. It’s the day after my birthday when, after 3 years of talking, … Continue reading…
  • Jun 5

    I’m Not A Miracle Worker

    I’m Not A Miracle Worker
    No lawyer is. We can help. We can sometimes solve problems. But none of us can do the impossible. 1. I can’t make the case go faster just because you want me to. 2. You rented your investment condo/house to … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 657

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

Covers futures, commodities and forex regulation. By Shipkevich Law Firm.

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Jul 3

    CFTC Delays Enforcement of Reporting for Cleared Swap

    CFTC Delays Enforcement of Reporting for Cleared Swap
    CFTC Delays Enforcement of Reporting for Cleared SwapsThe CFTC’s Division of Market Oversight this week granted no-action relief from certain requirements applicable to swap dealers and major swap participants regarding the reporting of…
  • Jun 16

    Congresswoman Urges Review of Bank Guarantees of Offshore Affiliate

    Congresswoman Urges Review of Bank Guarantees of Offshore Affiliate
    Congresswoman Urges Review of Bank Guarantees of Offshore AffiliatesMaxine Waters, ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee, urged the CFTC this week to begin investigating the offshore actions of Wall Street banks in avoiding…
  • Jun 4

    Senate Confirms Three New CFTC Commissioner

    Senate Confirms Three New CFTC Commissioner
    Senate Confirms Three New CFTC CommissionersThe Senate has confirmed three new CFTC commissioners.CFTC LAW | Forex, Futures and Derivatives Regulatory News - Provided by Shipkevich PLLC
Rank this Week: 625

Orange County Business &…

Orange County Business & Entertainment Law

Covers business, entertainment, restaurant, retail and landlord/tenant law. By Ashley C. L. Brown.

http://ocbusinessentertainmentlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 16

    Find Leads on LinkedIn using OPPRTUNITY

    Find Leads on LinkedIn using OPPRTUNITY
    See which of your LinkedIn contacts can bring you business opportunities right now (sales, jobs, and more).  Quickly learn how to export your LinkedIn contacts and find out who among them can bring you business - without…
  • May 20

    Reminder: Your LinkedIn contact LAUREN ZAHRINGER referred you...

    Reminder: Your LinkedIn contact LAUREN ZAHRINGER referred you...
    Lauren Zahringer uses OPPRTUNITY to discover hidden business opportuntiies within his Linkedin network and beyond.  Find out if you have an opportunity to do business with Lauren as well as members of your own LinkedIn network…
  • May 7

    Lauren Bishop has referred you to OPPRTUNITY

    Lauren Bishop has referred you to OPPRTUNITY
    Unlock Leads within your professional network and beyond.  Let OPPRTUNITY'S matching algorithm connect you to people who can bring you sales, jobs, and more.  OPPRTUNITY generates over 200,000 leads per month for professionals…
Rank this Week: 651

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/
  • Jun 12

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap
    Almost everyone has heard of Kickstarter by now: it’s the premier place for a team with an idea and a plan to raise capital to fund almost any sort of product. However, your return on your investment is the product itself if you pay…
  • Jun 12

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?
    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on March 25th, 2014, on the Tenth Circuit Case Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius and the Third Circuit Case Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius; a ruling is expected in late June.[i] Hobby Lobby…
  • Apr 17

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality
    The Internet is the modern day printing press; a revolutionary game changer. The Internet owes much of its success to the theory of net neutrality. While net neutrality is not a new topic of discussion, it has been thrust in the limelight…
Rank this Week: 649

Nathan Roach

Nathan Roach

Covers technology, intellectual property, and business law.

http://www.nathanroach.com/
  • Apr 30

    Introducing the Greenhouse Fund

    Introducing the Greenhouse Fund
    A greenhouse is a protected environment where growth can be nurtured in a safe and protective environment. Unfortunately, the world of entrepreneurship is rarely so forgiving. I've been fortunate to work with and for some great startups…
  • Feb 18

    Comparing Texas Partnership

    Comparing Texas Partnership
    Background Texas entities structured as partnerships come in three forms: • the General Partnership (GP) • the Limited Partnership (LP) • the Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)   In some states, entities can also be a…
  • Feb 18

    Comparing Texas Partnership

    Comparing Texas Partnership
    Background Texas entities structured as partnerships come in three forms: • the General Partnership (GP) • the Limited Partnership (LP) • the Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)   In some states, entities can also be a…
Rank this Week: 563

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

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

http://www.chinahearsay.com/
  • Mar 28

    Baidu Wins New York Seach Results Lawsuit, and I’m Perplexed

    Baidu Wins New York Seach Results Lawsuit, and I’m Perplexed
    This case goes back a few years. Some activist types in New York filed a federal suit against Baidu because their propaganda political speech did not pop up in search results. Claimants said that Baidu had violated their right to free speech.…
  • Mar 19

    The Latest AmCham China Biz Survey: Perception and Reality

    The Latest AmCham China Biz Survey: Perception and Reality
    It’s always difficult for me to find something interesting to say about the American Chamber of Commerce’s annual China business survey. The content itself is often of marginal value, with only a couple significant trends hiding…
  • Mar 10

    China Dragged Away from XP Kicking and Screaming

    China Dragged Away from XP Kicking and Screaming
    The Chinese are none too pleased that Microsoft will be retiring XP next month, and the bitching and moaning has been fairly loud. But while it is true that in a sense, Microsoft will be leaving a large percentage of its PRC user base in the…
Rank this Week: 663

The Antitrust Hotch Potch

The Antitrust Hotch Potch

Offers critical comments on EC competition law and policy. By Professor Damien Geradin and Nicholas Petit.

http://professorgeradin.blogs.com/professor_geradins_weblog/
  • Feb 26

    Antitrust awards time ...

    Antitrust awards time ...
    I have been nominated for two academic awards in the competition law & economics field: 1. Antitrust writing award My article “Antitrust Compliance Programmes & Optimal Antitrust Enforcement: A Reply to Wouter Wils” has…
  • Feb 25

    Informal Enforcement of Competition Law

    Informal Enforcement of Competition Law
    The Harvard European Law Association is putting together a very nice programme where I will give a keynote speech and chair a couple of panels. Preliminary Program Harvard European Law Association Informal Enforcement of Competition Law:…
  • Feb 12

    When Competition Law Analysis Goes Wrong – The Italian Pfizer/Pharmacia Case

    When Competition Law Analysis Goes Wrong – The Italian Pfizer/Pharmacia Case
    Here is my last paper. Abstract: The January 2012 decision of the Italian Competition Authority (“ICA”) to fine Pfizer and Pharmacia €10.6 million is an illustration of the more aggressive trend taken by competition…
Rank this Week: 585

The Wired GC

The Wired GC

Covers compliance, corporate governance, management, regulations, tactics and technology.

http://www.wiredgc.com
  • Nov 7

    Lumen Legal’s Trends for 2014

    Lumen Legal’s Trends for 2014
    Lumen Legal has published a collection of Legal Trend predictions for 2014. There are insights from Lumen Legal founder David Galbenski, and noted enterprise legal industry leaders Edwin Reeser and Jeffrey Carr. And also me. Here’s one…
  • Jul 16

    Forget BigLaw; Watch BigClient

    Forget BigLaw; Watch BigClient
    I was asked last week what I thought about the prospects for “BigLaw.” That question can result in an answer which is too long at 20 seconds or too short at two hours. I opted for two minutes, suggesting that the sometimes…
  • Jun 14

    Lawyers and the State of Surveillance

    Lawyers and the State of Surveillance
    Early last year, I wrote this: Personal data privacy is an interesting issue for lawyers. For some, it’s part of their corporate practice. For most, it’s a confusing technological jumble, something they want to trust to someone…
Rank this Week: 636

BizzBangBuzz

BizzBangBuzz

Covers small business, venture capital, entrepreneurship and technology. By Anthony Cerminaro.

http://bizzbangbuzz.blogspot.com/
  • May 8

    The World is Being Flattened

    The World is Being Flattened
    ... by Ten Forces Collapse of Berlin Wall--11/89: The event not only symbolized the end of the Cold war, it allowed people from other side of the wall to join the economic mainstream.
  • Jan 9

    The MBA Oath

    The MBA Oath
    The MBA Oath is a voluntary pledge for graduating MBAs and current MBAs to “create value responsibly and ethically.” The MBA Oath As a business leader I recognize my role in society. My purpose is to lead people and manage resources to…
  • Oct 5

    Business Plan Basic

    Business Plan Basic
    What makes for a successful business plan? This post from Noah Parsons covers the essentials:"Executive summaries need to be short, direct, and provide an overview of the business opportunity ... A good plan will communicate what the business…
Rank this Week: 623

Legal Tips & Commentary

Legal Tips & Commentary

Provides legal tips for businesses and consumers in California. By Carl H. Starrett.

http://blog.chs-law.com/
  • Oct 16

    Goodbye Blogger, Hello WordPress.

    Goodbye Blogger, Hello WordPress.
    When I first opened my practice in 2004, I knew that I needed a website to promote my services.  I had heard of blogging and figured that I needed one for my website.  So I started off with Yahoo's over priced web hosting service and a blog…
  • Sep 30

    Why I Am Done With The Chargers for 2010

    Why I Am Done With The Chargers for 2010
    An open letter to the San Diego Chargers:
  • Sep 12

    5 Reasons Why Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Better Than Debt Settlement

    5 Reasons Why Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Better Than Debt Settlement
    Not too long ago, I started an advertising campaign on a local radio station. I excitedly tuned into the station and listened for my first "spot" to run. The station's staff had not entered the proper "conflict codes", so they also ran an…
Rank this Week: 590

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: 624