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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: 5

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: 31

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • Sep 3

    Bankruptcy Case Filing Alert: 617 N. CALHOUN STREET, LLC in Maryland

    Bankruptcy Case Filing Alert: 617 N. CALHOUN STREET, LLC in Maryland
    On Monday, August 03, 2015, 617 N. CALHOUN STREET, LLC filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code or had an involuntary petition filed against it. The bankruptcy petition was filed in the United States…
  • Sep 3

    Bankruptcy Case Filing Alert: 6501 Investments, LLC in Wisconsin – Eastern District

    Bankruptcy Case Filing Alert: 6501 Investments, LLC in Wisconsin – Eastern District
    On Friday, June 19, 2015, 6501 Investments, LLC filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code or had an involuntary petition filed against it. The bankruptcy petition was filed in the United States Bankruptcy…
  • Sep 3

    Bankruptcy Case Filing Alert: 56 Milbank Avenue, LLC in New York – Southern District

    Bankruptcy Case Filing Alert: 56 Milbank Avenue, LLC in New York – Southern District
    On Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 56 Milbank Avenue, LLC filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code or had an involuntary petition filed against it. The bankruptcy petition was filed in the United States Bankruptcy…
Rank this Week: 32

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Sep 4

    Economic indicators for the presence of tacit collusion in merger control under varied focal point

    Economic indicators for the presence of tacit collusion in merger control under varied focal point
    Adrian Proctor describes Economic indicators for the presence of tacit collusion in merger control under varied focal points. ABSTRACT: This article discusses how different focal points in a market can lead to different collusive agreements…
  • Sep 3

    Learning from Unrealized versus Realized Price

    Learning from Unrealized versus Realized Price
    Kathleen Ngangoue and Georg Weizsacker are Learning from Unrealized versus Realized Prices. ABSTRACT: Our market experiment investigates the extent to which traders learn from the price, differentiating between situations where orders are…
  • Sep 3

    Prices, Profits, and Preference Dependence

    Prices, Profits, and Preference Dependence
    Yongmin Chen, University of Colorado at Boulder and Michael Riordan, Columbia University explore Prices, Profits, and Preference Dependence. ABSTRACT: We develop a new approach to discrete choice demand for differentiated products, using…
Rank this Week: 35

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
  • Jul 17

    Axel Honneth, “Three, Not Two, Concepts of Liberty”

    Axel Honneth, “Three, Not Two, Concepts of Liberty”
    Even for those among us who are not altogether convinced by Isaiah Berlin's famous essay "Two Concepts of Liberty," it has by now become commonplace to adopt a distinction between "negative" and "positive" liberties that largely coincides…
  • Jun 29

    William H. J. Hubbard, “Newtonian Law and Economics, Quantum Law and Economics, and ...”

    William H. J. Hubbard, “Newtonian Law and Economics, Quantum Law and Economics, and ...”
    “Newtonian Law and Economics, Quantum Law and Economics, and the Search for a Theory of Relativity” At this law school, “law and economics” is a mantra. But what is the “economics” in “law and…
  • Jun 11

    Aziz Huq, “Hobby Lobby and the Psychology of Corporate Rights”

    Aziz Huq, “Hobby Lobby and the Psychology of Corporate Rights”
    After the Hobby Lobby and Citizens United decisions, a robust public debate has emerged over corporate constitutional rights. Prof. Huq discusses ongoing empirical research about how the Hobby Lobby case has influenced public perceptions not…
Rank this Week: 63

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Sep 3

    Ridge Ponzo Vineyard Zinfandel (Russian River Valley) 2008

    Ridge Ponzo Vineyard Zinfandel (Russian River Valley) 2008
    This beautiful example of cool climate Zinfandel was a perfect match for a strip steak and fries as I start my Labor Day weekend. It's a blend of 98% Zinfandel and 2% Petite Sirah. I'd love to ask... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Sep 3

    Three Mock Fantasy Football Draft

    Three Mock Fantasy Football Draft
    It is the time of year when an old codger's thoughts turn to fantasy football: Mock Draft #1 12 team. Drafting 4th. PPR. Comments Welcome. pic.twitter.com/QVKY8cHqjV— Stephen Bainbridge... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Sep 3

    Senate Democrats Press SEC on Companies’ Political Donation

    Senate Democrats Press SEC on Companies’ Political Donation
    Sigh: Nearly every Senate Democrat on Monday called on the Securities and Exchange Commission to require corporations to disclose their political spending. Forty-four Senate Democrats made the push... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 69

The Startup Lawyer

The Startup Lawyer

Covers entrepreneurship and startup companies. By Ryan Roberts.

http://startuplawyer.com/
  • Aug 7

    Demo Days and the General Solicitation Conundrum

    Demo Days and the General Solicitation Conundrum
    If you’ve been to accelerator or incubator demo days, you’ve likely seen a presentation that either flat out mentions the specifics of a financing round in progress or the details of a proposed financing.  In the last…
  • Apr 15

    2015 StartupLawyer.com Upgrade

    2015 StartupLawyer.com Upgrade
    I am happy to present an upgraded StartupLawyer.com! While just a soft launch, we added a left-side navigation bar with the intent of making content more accessible.  Early reviews have been positive: About a…
  • Mar 18

    Great Quality of Life: The Undercurrent of the Dallas Startup Ecosystem

    Great Quality of Life: The Undercurrent of the Dallas Startup Ecosystem
    There has been a lot of talk lately that Dallas is a great environment for tech startups because of (1) the very low cost of living (especially in comparison to the California or New York) and corresponding high quality of life and (2) the…
Rank this Week: 87

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
  • Sep 4

    Proxy Access Bylaw Developments and Trend

    Proxy Access Bylaw Developments and Trend
    The significant success of shareholder proxy access proposals this year is likely to result in even more shareholder proposals for proxy access in the 2016 proxy season. As of August 13, 2015, 82 shareholder proxy access proposals have come…
  • Sep 3

    D.C. Circuit Court Upholds Conflict Minerals Decision

    D.C. Circuit Court Upholds Conflict Minerals Decision
    In the ongoing challenge to the SEC’s conflict minerals rule, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, issued an opinion on August 18 upholding its April 2014 finding that a key aspect of the rule violates constitutional…
  • Sep 3

    Pro Forma Compensation

    Pro Forma Compensation
    In recent years, companies have begun to voluntarily disclose supplemental calculations of executive compensation beyond those required by the Securities and Exchange Commission in the annual proxy. Our paper, Pro Forma Compensation: Useful…
Rank this Week: 107

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Sep 4

    GC Agenda for September 2015 (Adv.)

    GC Agenda for September 2015 (Adv.)
    Practical Law, an InhouseBlog advertiser, provides a round-up of US legal issues each month.  The US GC Agenda is based on interviews with advisory board members and leading experts from PLC Law Department Panel Firms, and comes from…
  • Sep 3

    Florida law firms can send text-message ads to prospective client

    Florida law firms can send text-message ads to prospective client
    Rejecting a recommendation by an advertising subcommittee, the Florida Bar’s board of governors has OK’d the use of cellphone text messages for advertising law firm… The post Florida law firms can send text-message ads to…
  • Sep 2

    Artificial intelligence to be ‘the norm’ in law firms by 2020

    Artificial intelligence to be ‘the norm’ in law firms by 2020
    Artificial intelligence at law firms and in-house legal departments near you. Don’t worry – before they replace us, the robots will work with us – and then they’ll send us off to the people zoo: “All law…
Rank this Week: 164

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: 166

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 3

    TM/right of publicity mismatch claims another video game victim

    TM/right of publicity mismatch claims another video game victim
    Virag, SRL v. Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC, No. 3:15-cv-01729 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 21, 2015) In yet another demonstration of the ridiculous mismatch between right of publicity law and trademark law, Sony wins dismissal of trademark…
  • Sep 2

    Do implicit falsity plaintiffs have to plead the existence of a survey?

    Do implicit falsity plaintiffs have to plead the existence of a survey?
    Vincent v. Utah Plastic Surgery Society, --- Fed.Appx. ----, 2015 WL 5090868, No. 13–4146 (10th Cir. Aug. 31, 2015) Plaintiffs (cosmetic surgeons) sued defendants (plastic surgeons) for false advertising under the Lanham Act and…
  • Sep 1

    Announcement: Howard U Entertainment/Sports Law conference, Sept. 18-19

    Announcement: Howard U Entertainment/Sports Law conference, Sept. 18-19
    On September 18-19, 2015 Howard University School of Law is hosting a national conference focusing on entertainment, arts, and sports law. It will be held at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC. The conference agenda is below. Online…
Rank this Week: 193

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/
Rank this Week: 190

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/
  • Sep 4

    Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Reports and Law & Entrepreneurship

    Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Reports and Law & Entrepreneurship
    Babson College has posted their Global Entrepreneurship Monitor ("GEM") Reports for 2014 (one global, one for the U.S.), available here. The reports are valuable resources and should be read in full, but below are a few, selected…
  • Sep 3

    Wal-Mart and the Social License to Operate

    Wal-Mart and the Social License to Operate
    Has Wal-Mart reformed? Last week I blogged about whether conscious consumers or class actions can really change corporate behavior, especially in the areas of corporate social responsibility or human rights. I ended that post by asking…
  • Sep 2

    Calling All M&A Instructors: Request for Practical Teaching Tool

    Calling All M&A Instructors: Request for Practical Teaching Tool
    As many readers already know, I teach Corporate Finance in the fall semester as a three-credit-hour planning and drafting seminar. The course is designed to teach students various contexts in which valuations are used in the legal practice of…
Rank this Week: 219

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers landlord-tenant, bankruptcy, small business and family law. By Richard C. Koman.

http://www.richardkoman.com
  • May 2

    Negotiating a lease buyout

    Negotiating a lease buyout
    It’s not just lawyer sites that advise hiring lawyers. It’s actually a critical step in signing any legal document, to make sure you are being paid adequately and that you’re not waiving rights unnecessarily. Here are some…
  • Sep 20

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide
    The California Supreme Court will take on the case of whether San Jose can require developers to include “affordable housing” in new developments, The Mercury News reports. San Jose would require developers to offer 15 percent of…
  • Dec 8

    California eviction basic

    California eviction basic
    I wrote this step by step for Avvo a while back, called How to Evict a Tenant in California. It’s not just the basic procedures, but also gives a sense of the negotiation and settlement process that is key to working out a good deal. 1…
Rank this Week: 216

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/
  • Sep 1

    Wyndham Decision Highlights FTC Role in Cybersecurity: Legal and Policy Consideration

    Wyndham Decision Highlights FTC Role in Cybersecurity: Legal and Policy Consideration
    On August 24, the Third Circuit issued its much anticipated decision in FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp., holding that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has authority to challenge cybersecurity practices under its statutory…
  • Aug 28

    Suprema v. ITC: The Case for Chevron Deference

    Suprema v. ITC: The Case for Chevron Deference
    Recently, the en banc Federal Circuit decided in Suprema, Inc. v. ITC that the International Trade Commission could properly prevent the importation of articles that infringe under an indirect liability theory. The core of the dispute in…
  • Aug 27

    The essence of Josh Wright’s FTC tenure was to ensure that benefits outweigh costs; the rest is commentary

    The essence of Josh Wright’s FTC tenure was to ensure that benefits outweigh costs; the rest is commentary
    As the organizer of this retrospective on Josh Wright’s tenure as FTC Commissioner, I have the (self-conferred) honor of closing out the symposium. When Josh was confirmed I wrote that: The FTC will benefit enormously from Josh’s…
Rank this Week: 264

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

Provides news, updates and insights for financial services employers. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 230

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

Covers fundamental concepts relevant to estate planning, business law, real estate law, and tax law. By Cook & Cook.

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Aug 31

    What Happens If You Die Without A Will?

    What Happens If You Die Without A Will?
    When it comes to our to do lists, most people have penciled in "make a will" or "make an estate plan" right at the very bottom. For heaven's sake, who wants to think about dying? Not me, and I'm an estate planning attorney. The trouble is…
  • Jul 31

    State Death Tax Is a Killer?

    State Death Tax Is a Killer?
    Stephen Moore & Joel Griffith via The Heritage Foundation: Over the past five years, a handful of states — Indiana, Kansas, Ohio, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Tennessee — have repealed their death taxes mostly in response to…
  • Jun 15

    LLC Agreement Provisions Create Non-Probate Interest

    LLC Agreement Provisions Create Non-Probate Interest
    In Blechman v. Estate of Blechman, a Florida District Court of Appeal recently held that the provisions of a particular limited liability company’s (LLC) operating agreement restricted the transfer of a decedent’s ownership…
Rank this Week: 311

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/
  • Sep 4

    Why Doesn’t California Have A Labor Day?

    Why Doesn’t California Have A Labor Day?
    Federal law establishes ten “legal public holidays”, including “Labor Day, the first Monday in September”.  5 U.S.C. § 6103.  California, on the other hand, names “Labor Day” in several…
  • Sep 3

    Court Rules That The SEC Unlawfully Withheld Action Mandated By Congre

    Court Rules That The SEC Unlawfully Withheld Action Mandated By Congre
    Last fall, I wrote about Oxfam America’s second lawsuit to force the Securities and Exchange Commission to adopt a resource extraction disclosure rule under Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Act.  Readers may recall that Congress…
  • Sep 2

    Officers And The Internal Affairs Doctrine

    Officers And The Internal Affairs Doctrine
    My guess is that most attorneys would say that the duty of an officer to the corporation are governed by the law of the state of incorporation under the “internal affairs doctrine”.  As explained by the U.S. Supreme Court,…
Rank this Week: 391

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/
  • Aug 18

    Rush Nigut Again Named to Best Lawyers List

    Rush Nigut Again Named to Best Lawyers List
    Rush Nigut has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2016 Edition of the Best Lawyers in America© in the practice areas of Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) and Franchise Law. This is the second year…
  • Jul 28

    Are Your Company’s Employee Performance Reviews a Waste of Time?

    Are Your Company’s Employee Performance Reviews a Waste of Time?
    I read this article from Inc. magazine explaining why employee performance reviews are a waste of time and money. While I don’t necessarily disagree, my experience tells me they usually are awful for different reasons. In my opinion,…
  • Jul 23

    Women-Owned Business Grant

    Women-Owned Business Grant
    I am often asked about business grants for women and minorities. In my experience these grants can be difficult to come by but they do exist. Here is an article from Entrepreneur discussing grants for women-owned businesses and also a…
Rank this Week: 325

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
  • Mar 22

    Hidden costs of trade mark registration

    Hidden costs of trade mark registration
    Few people in business, and few lawyers, appreciate the importance of integrating design and legal thinking in the two related processes of brand design and trade mark registration. Experienced trade mark lawyers know that not all trade…
  • Mar 22

    Transitioning China into a global IP power

    Transitioning China into a global IP power
    “When the wind of change blows, some build walls while others build windmills.” If you had to choose a word or phrase to describe China, what would it be? Populous? Changing fast? What about innovative? That is in fact…
  • Mar 16

    Are bloggers journalists?

    Are bloggers journalists?
    Are bloggers and those who post in social media journalists are Australian law? The question has important legal implications. The answer varies greatly depending on the area of law or legal context. A great deal has been written on the…
Rank this Week: 333

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: 349

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: 464

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Sep 3

    Season’s End Serenade

    Season’s End Serenade
    There are those who prefer to live in warmer climates, where the cold winds of winter never blow. During the last two exceptionally  frigid winters back home in Ohio, I certainly daydreamed about what it might be like to live in a place…
  • Sep 1

    Guest Post: Coverage for Future Injuries: Is Your Cyber Policy Up To The Neiman Marcus Challenge?

    Guest Post: Coverage for Future Injuries: Is Your Cyber Policy Up To The Neiman Marcus Challenge?
    As I discussed in a recent post, on July 20, 2015, the Seventh Circuit issued its opinion in the Neiman Marcus consumer data breach class action lawsuit. In its opinion (a copy of which can be found here), the appellate court ruled that the…
  • Aug 31

    When Data Hacks Lead to D&O Lawsuits, Actual and Threatened

    When Data Hacks Lead to D&O Lawsuits, Actual and Threatened
    Many observers, including even this blog, have speculated whether the rising wave of data breaches and cyber security attacks will result in litigation against the directors and officers of the affected companies. Indeed, in 2014, there were…
Rank this Week: 432

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/
  • Sep 3

    The NLRB and Independent Contractor

    The NLRB and Independent Contractor
    The National Labor Relations Board recently issued a decision , Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc., d/b/a/ BFI Newby Island Recyclery, that establishes a new standard for determining who is a joint employer. BFI Newby Island…
  • Sep 2

    New in Print: Hastings Law Journal Special Issue for Charles L. Knapp

    New in Print: Hastings Law Journal Special Issue for Charles L. Knapp
    Last year, Hastings Law hosted a conference in honor of Charles L. Knapp. The proceedings of that conference are now in print. Abstracts can be found here on the Hastings Law Journal homepage. Contract Law Present and Future: A Symposium...
  • Sep 1

    Uber’s Safety Check

    Uber’s Safety Check
    Uber. It just seems to always be in the news for one more lawsuit, doesn’t it. In late August, the district attorneys for San Francisco and Los Angeles filed a civil complaint against the company alleging that it is making...
Rank this Week: 416

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/
  • Aug 31

    Chancery Determines Proper Board Members in Section 225 Action

    Chancery Determines Proper Board Members in Section 225 Action
    The Delaware Court of Chancery in Kerbawy v. McDonnell, C.A. No. 10769-VCP (Del. Ch. Aug. 18, 2015), addresses whether written consents of stockholders were effective in replacing the board members of the company involved.  The case…
  • Aug 30

    Short Observation on Long Delaware Chancery Decision

    Short Observation on Long Delaware Chancery Decision
    Based on more than ten years that I have been highlighting corporate and commercial decisions on these pages, primarily from Delaware’s Supreme Court and Court of Chancery, I am aware that the main reason busy…
  • Aug 28

    Chancery Appoints Custodian to Break Deadlock of Profitable Corporation

    Chancery Appoints Custodian to Break Deadlock of Profitable Corporation
    In re: Shawe & Elting LLC, C.A. No. 9661-CB (Del. Ch. Aug. 13, 2015). There are many important principles of Delaware corporate law addressed in this 104-page post-trial opinion, but for the benefit of busy readers, I will highlight…
Rank this Week: 422

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Aug 21

    Supreme Court takes up discovery issue: Williams v. Superior Court (Marshalls)

    Supreme Court takes up discovery issue: Williams v. Superior Court (Marshalls)
    On August 19, 2015, the Supreme Court granted review in Williams v. Superior Court (Marshalls of CA, LLC), No. S227228. In this case, the plaintiff moved to compel production of employee names and contact information in a representative…
  • Aug 11

    "Will Uber drivers get class-action status for employment case?"

    "Will Uber drivers get class-action status for employment case?"
    The motion for class certification in the Uber misclassification case made the San Francisco Chronicle. The motion was argued last Thursday before U.S. District Judge Edward Chen. The article relates a few interesting exchanges that took…
  • Aug 5

    New Ninth Circuit CAFA "amount in controversy" opinion: Yocupicio v. PAE Group, LLC

    New Ninth Circuit CAFA "amount in controversy" opinion: Yocupicio v. PAE Group, LLC
    In Yocupicio v. PAE Group, Inc., ___ F.3d ___ (9th Cir. Jul. 30, 2015), the Ninth Circuit held that the amounts sought in plaintiff's non-class PAGA claim could not be added to the amounts sought in plaintiff's class claims in...
Rank this Week: 433

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage…

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.massachusetts-alcoholic-beverage-licensing.com/
  • Aug 6

    Tedeschi's in Hanover Has License Suspended

    Tedeschi's in Hanover Has License Suspended
    Hanover Selectmen suspended the liquor license of the Tedeschi's on Columbia Road for three days, with two to serve, after the store sold alcohol to three underage teens using a fake out-of-state ID, according to Wicked Local Hanover. A…
  • Jul 2

    Framingham TGI's Suspended

    Framingham TGI's Suspended
    Framingham Selectmen voted to suspend the liquor license of TGI Friday's in Framingham for five days in July. The Shoppers World restaurant will not be able to serve alcohol from July 22-26. The restaurant and the Framingham Police…
  • Jul 1

    Fenway's Target wants to sell alcohol

    Fenway's Target wants to sell alcohol
    Target Corp. has applied for a liquor license for the CityTarget going up on Boylston Street in the Fenway neighborhood, a Target spokesperson has confirmed, as reported by the Boston Business Journal. Target Corp.is still waiting to hear…
Rank this Week: 408

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: 434

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: 496

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Sep 4

    Our Conference’s Family Feud: We Need Your Input for “Survey Says”

    Our Conference’s Family Feud: We Need Your Input for “Survey Says”
    Given that I’m in the conference planning business, I’m a bit of a conference connoisseur – I love to innovate so that our attendees learn as much practical information as they can – but yet consume our conferences in…
  • Sep 3

    Dance a Little Dance (Vive La Prague!)

    Dance a Little Dance (Vive La Prague!)
    Just love this dance scene from the 1964 French movie “Bande à part.” Finally heading out on my summer vaca tomorrow (to Prague, not France). Enjoy the holiday! – Broc Romanek
  • Sep 2

    Proxy Access: Imagine No Holding Periods!

    Proxy Access: Imagine No Holding Periods!
    Proxy access is being debated in Canada ahead of a possible proposal (see this memo) – and this excerpt from this article gives a sense of the possible stakes: Proponents of “proxy access” all agree to these conditions or…
Rank this Week: 631

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Guest Post: Arbitrability of Fraud in India

    Guest Post: Arbitrability of Fraud in India
    (The following guest post is contributed by Pulkit Sharma, Advocate, Bombay High Court)The 246th Law Commission Report observes that “The issue of arbitrability of fraud has arisen on numerous occasions and there exist conflicting…
  • Aug 29

    P&H High Court Upholds Mauritius Tax Residency Certificate

    P&H High Court Upholds Mauritius Tax Residency Certificate
    The issue of whether the grant of a tax residency certificate by the authorities in Mauritius would enable a company situated there to claim the benefit of the double taxation avoidance treaty between India and Mauritius was decided…
  • Aug 27

    SEBI Consultation: Forfeiture of Shares and Impact on Takeover Regulation

    SEBI Consultation: Forfeiture of Shares and Impact on Takeover Regulation
    SEBI has issued a Discussion Paper on “Review of policy relating to forfeiture of partly paid-up shares – Amendments to SEBI (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) Regulations, 2011”. The paper opens with…
Rank this Week: 620

In-house Access

In-house Access

Covers corporate counsel best practices. By the Association of Corporate Counsel.

http://www.inhouseaccess.com/
  • Aug 13

    In-house Counsel Are Striving for Balance Just Like Everyone Else – Why Does it Matter So Much?

    In-house Counsel Are Striving for Balance Just Like Everyone Else – Why Does it Matter So Much?
    Guest blogger: Robin Myers is director of research at ACC. She can be reached at r.myers@acc.com. A recent Washington Post poll found that more than 75 percent of mothers and half of fathers in the United States are scaling back on work…
  • Aug 3

    King v. Burwell and Its Impact on In-house Health Plan Counsel

    King v. Burwell and Its Impact on In-house Health Plan Counsel
    Guest blogger: Michael C. Brody is associate general counsel with UnitedHealthcare and a member of the ACC Health Law Committee. He specializes in the Affordable Care Act and other health care law issues. The health care arena continues to be…
  • Jul 21

    Networking – How to Influence by Doing the Things You Love

    Networking – How to Influence by Doing the Things You Love
    Guest blogger: Betty Francisco is the former general counsel for Millennium Partners Sports Club Management LLC and a member of ACC Northeast. She is also founder and president of FitNation Ventures. She can be contacted at…
Rank this Week: 589

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Covers Canadian legal forms. By Michael Carabash.

http://www.dynamiclegalforms.com/blog/
  • Jun 12

    Drafting a Will | Revoking and Altering a Will…

    Drafting a Will | Revoking and Altering a Will…
    Revoking a Will In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills. In a previous blog, I talked about what an “estate” is and what kinds of assets / properties go into it and what kinds of assets /…
  • Jun 12

    Formal Wills (Part 2): Formalities Required for a Canadian Will to be Valid

    Formal Wills (Part 2): Formalities Required for a Canadian Will to be Valid
    Formalities required for a Will to be valid In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills. In a previous blog, I talked about what an “estate” is and what kinds of assets / properties go into it and…
  • Jun 12

    Legal Wills: What is an Estate?

    Legal Wills: What is an Estate?
    Legal Wills | What is a deceased’s estate? In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills.  Everyone should have one, but they don’t.  Why?  Because people don’t want to be…
Rank this Week: 641

Pepper Podcasts

Pepper Podcasts

Features Interviews with senior attorneys on emerging legal issues. By Pepper Hamilton.

http://www.pepperpodcasts.com/pepper_podcasts/
  • May 29

    Independent Sponsors Summit Recap and Takeaway

    Independent Sponsors Summit Recap and Takeaway
    Recently, Pepper partner John A. Rogers spoke at iGlobal Forum’s Independent Sponsor Summit in New York. Mr. Rogers spent a few minutes with us to go over some issues that he heard attendees grappling with during the day; discussed…
  • May 29

    Independent Sponsors Summit Recap and Takeaway

    Independent Sponsors Summit Recap and Takeaway
    Recently, Pepper partner John A. Rogers spoke at iGlobal Forum’s Independent Sponsor Summit in New York. Mr. Rogers spent a few minutes with us to go over some issues that he heard attendees grappling with during the day; discussed…
  • Apr 21

    Fund and Adviser Tax Issue

    Fund and Adviser Tax Issue
    Pepper partners Gregory J. Nowak and Steven D. Bortnick presented a webinar for West LegalEdcenter discussing issues that affect private funds and their managers. Over the hour program, Mr. Nowak and Mr. Bortnick covered a host of various tax…
Rank this Week: 626

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: 612

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: 646

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Sep 2

    Are You Smarter than the CIA? - Marketing

    Are You Smarter than the CIA? - Marketing
    In early 2103, the Director of the CIA became the latest example showing that managing an online profile and a professional reputation is very difficult. Many people bemoan the fact that your personal life can be so easily exposed...
  • Sep 2

    Why Some People Almost Always Pick the Best Restaurant Site - Operation

    Why Some People Almost Always Pick the Best Restaurant Site - Operation
    Location brings information together Although the success of Culver's stems a great deal from the delicious food it serves, the company also relies on Esri ArcGIS Business Analyst software and data to ensure the locations its new franchisees…
  • Sep 1

    The Somali Pirates of Houston - Franchise Law, Disputes and Compliance.

    The Somali Pirates of Houston - Franchise Law, Disputes and Compliance.
    The Begging Franchise I think of franchising as potentially useful for everything on earth that involves either commerce or religion. All religious organizations are constructed on the franchise model, with set operating rules and payments…
Rank this Week: 816

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

Covers intellectual property, entrepreneurship, technology, social media, fashion and entertainment

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Aug 31

    Music in Politics – Legal and Practical Consideration

    Music in Politics – Legal and Practical Consideration
    After riding down an escalator into a room full of people waving banners with name, Donald Trump announced his campaign for Presidency by taking the stage to “Rockin’ in the Free World.”  Welcome to…
  • May 27

    Art Investments May Be Regulated Like Bonds or Stock

    Art Investments May Be Regulated Like Bonds or Stock
    Your stocks are regulated, your mortgage is regulated, but your art isn’t.  Even though art is a growing investment class, the high-end art world faces little regulation or scrutiny although allegations of fraud and tax evasion…
  • May 14

    Blurred Laws: The Effects of the “Blurred Lines” Verdict on the Music Industry

    Blurred Laws: The Effects of the “Blurred Lines” Verdict on the Music Industry
    In a widely publicized case, the Estate of Marvin Gaye recently won its lawsuit against Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke, and T.I. for copyright infringement, alleging that their hit song “Blurred Lines” infringes upon Gaye’s…
Rank this Week: 668

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

Covers disputes between companies and executives. Published by Zuckerman Spaeder LLP.

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Aug 30

    Court Disposes of Former CEO’s Claims Against Purchaser of His Company’s Trash Cart

    Court Disposes of Former CEO’s Claims Against Purchaser of His Company’s Trash Cart
    Normally, in litigation between executives and employees, the executive will bring suit after he or she is fired, alleging wrongdoing by the former employer. This makes sense: the employer, after all, is the one who took the adverse action…
  • Aug 26

    The Inbox – The Games We Play

    The Inbox – The Games We Play
    On his way through the San Francisco International Airport with the hopes of boarding his flight to China, Silicon Valley former employee Jing Zeng was not greeted by the friendly faces of a flight crew, but rather the handcuff-wielding…
  • Aug 18

    When Trouble Looms, How Many Battles Will You Have To Fight?

    When Trouble Looms, How Many Battles Will You Have To Fight?
    Indemnification and advancement are intended to protect individuals from claims asserted against them by shareholders or regulators by virtue of their position with a business entity.  A minimum level of protection is guaranteed by…
Rank this Week: 896

bevlog

bevlog

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

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog
  • Aug 30

    Cannabis Labeling

    Cannabis Labeling
    Is it just a matter of time before TTB is scutinizing cannabis labels — for sneaky references to — wine? I hope so. That would be great. This article about cannabis beer got me to thinking about all manner of cannabinoid-related…
  • Aug 27

    Quick, Name an Australian Beer(?)

    Quick, Name an Australian Beer(?)
    Who did not see this coming but should have? Hey Christopherson, who says beer and wine are closely related/un-related for trademark purposes? Hey Messinger thanks for telling me about this. It is common knowledge that the beer field is…
  • Aug 27

    Here is the Bare

    Here is the Bare
    Here is the bare minimum anyone in the beer business should know — about beer trademarks. Click below to see a video, from yesterday, by Dan Christopherson, a trademark lawyer at Lehrman Beverage Law in the Washington, DC area. Go ahead…
Rank this Week: 681

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Aug 26

    Proposed Anti-Money Laundering Regulations for Investment Advisers and Fund Manager

    Proposed Anti-Money Laundering Regulations for Investment Advisers and Fund Manager
    After years of talking about it, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a proposed a rule requiring certain investment advisers to establish anti-money laundering programs and report suspicious activity to FinCEN. The new…
  • Aug 24

    Management Fee “Waiver” Tax Treatment

    Management Fee “Waiver” Tax Treatment
    The Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations relating to disguised payments for services rendered by a partner to a partnership. Private fund managers have used management fee “waiver” mechanisms by…
  • Aug 21

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for August 21

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for August 21
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. The 5 Most Common AML Compliance Program Deficiencies by Michael Volkov in Corruption, Crime & Compliance In my view, AML programs do not get sufficient…
Rank this Week: 696

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

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

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 901

Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

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

http://www.tiltingthescales.com/
  • Aug 17

    Can You Videotape Someone Else’s Conversation?

    Can You Videotape Someone Else’s Conversation?
    Careful about protecting the safety of his customers, A.R. Remington, owner of Fishinabarrel Gun Range, installed surveillance cameras to blanket his premises, except the restrooms. Last week while target practicing with his Glock 9mm,…
  • Aug 17

    Declaring War on Drones: Is it a Crime to Shoot Down a Drone over Your Property?

    Declaring War on Drones: Is it a Crime to Shoot Down a Drone over Your Property?
    Trying to avoid the sweltering heat, “Uncle Jesse” Duke was in the garage working on his moonshine operation when he heard a loud shriek in the backyard. He ran to the back to find his niece, Daisy, sunbathing by the pool. Daisy…
  • Aug 5

    Blawg 100 Amici

    Blawg 100 Amici
    We really appreciate our readers and if you like what you read on this blog, and think other lawyers would as well, please consider nominating it for the Blawg 100 Amici. Thank you! The post Blawg 100 Amici appeared first on Tilting the…
Rank this Week: 799

Cal Biz Lit

Cal Biz Lit

Covers California litigation issues, including product liability, busines litigation, Proposition 65, Unfair Competition Law, and employment litigation. By Bruce Nye.

http://www.calbizlit.com/cal_biz_lit/
  • Aug 5

    CAL SUPREMES DECIDE SANCHEZ V. VALENCIA HOLDINGS – UPHOLD ARBITRATION AGREEMENT

    CAL SUPREMES DECIDE SANCHEZ V. VALENCIA HOLDINGS – UPHOLD ARBITRATION AGREEMENT
    Well, it only took 3 ½ years since the Petition for Hearing was filed, and just a year and a half since the case was fully briefed (see CBL’s posts whining about the long delay here and here) but we...
  • Apr 17

    Assembly Bill 1252: Is There Hope for a Real Proposition 65 Reform?

    Assembly Bill 1252: Is There Hope for a Real Proposition 65 Reform?
    CBL had said that an upcoming post would talk about another new Proposition 65 reform effort, Assembly Bill 1252. And now we will. Here’s what AB 1252 would change: Right now, in almost all cases, if a Proposition 65 private...
  • Apr 9

    Finally, Cal Supremes Schedule Hearing in Contractual Arbitration Case

    Finally, Cal Supremes Schedule Hearing in Contractual Arbitration Case
    For years now, companies, consumers and their lawyers have been waiting to see what would happen to the law involving contractual arbitration in Sanchez v. Valencia Holdings. The California Supreme Court has been sitting on this case for…
Rank this Week: 779

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Jul 29

    Do Not Waste a Second Chance by Violating Your Probation

    Do Not Waste a Second Chance by Violating Your Probation
    Violating Your Parole When granted parole after being a victim of a crime, you have to adhere to a set of strict rules. In comparison to going to jail, these rules are not that bad. Violating any of these rules can lead to sever consequences.…
  • Jun 19

    Leikin Ingber and Winters PC Lawsuit? We Can Help

    Leikin Ingber and Winters PC Lawsuit? We Can Help
    With Debt Collection, Communication Can Cost You Are you currently being pursued in a debt collection action? Communication between the debt collection agency and yourself can mean more than you think. Collections agency and debt collections…
  • Jun 18

    The Case of the Vanishing Assets: Embezzlement

    The Case of the Vanishing Assets: Embezzlement
    Embezzlement Embezzlement is the act of dishonestly withholding assets for the purpose of theft. More specifically, embezzlement is financial fraud, an example of this would be a financial advisor who embezzle the funds of his investors. The…
Rank this Week: 787