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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: 2

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: 19

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Dec 7

    The Death of Antitrust Safe Harbors: Causes and Consequence

    The Death of Antitrust Safe Harbors: Causes and Consequence
    Lindsey M. Edwards, George Mason and Joshua D. Wright, George Mason offer a post mortem on The Death of Antitrust Safe Harbors: Causes and Consequences. ABSTRACT: The rise of so-called “safe harbors” – conditions that, when satisfied,…
  • Dec 7

    Renata Hesse: A Retrospective of Her Time at DOJ Antitrust

    Renata Hesse: A Retrospective of Her Time at DOJ Antitrust
    I am at the excellent CRA Europe conference hosted by Cristina Caffarra. The panels are excellent and the conference has been standing room only in what is a massive room at the Steigenberger Wiltcher's Hotel. As the Obama administration…
  • Dec 7

    Private Ordering in Chinese Antitrust

    Private Ordering in Chinese Antitrust
    Angela Zhang, Kings College examines Private Ordering in Chinese Antitrust. ABSTRACT: This Article begins with an inquiry into why there is a rarity of private challenges of decisions made by the Chinese antitrust authorities. The legal…
Rank this Week: 21

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/
  • Dec 6

    When Past Is Not Prologue: The Weakness of the Economic Evidence Against Health Insurance Merger

    When Past Is Not Prologue: The Weakness of the Economic Evidence Against Health Insurance Merger
    I just posted a new ICLE white paper, co-authored with former ICLE Associate Director, Ben Sperry: When Past Is Not Prologue: The Weakness of the Economic Evidence Against Health Insurance Mergers. Yesterday the hearing in the DOJ’s…
  • Dec 5

    Reconfirming Jessica Rosenwercel as an FCC Commissioner Would Undermine Internet Freedom

    Reconfirming Jessica Rosenwercel as an FCC Commissioner Would Undermine Internet Freedom
    The Senate should not reconfirm Jessica Rosenworcel to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in order to allow the Trump Administration to usher in needed reforms in the critical area of communications policy. As documented by the Free…
  • Dec 5

    What’s next for the pharmaceutical industry?

    What’s next for the pharmaceutical industry?
    On November 9, pharmaceutical stocks soared as Donald Trump’s election victory eased concerns about government intervention in drug pricing. Shares of Pfizer rose 8.5%, Allergan PLC was up 8%, and biotech Celgene jumped 10.4%. Drug…
Rank this Week: 50

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 6

    Fifth Circuit reverses multimillion-dollar antitrust verdict based on false advertising, remand

    Fifth Circuit reverses multimillion-dollar antitrust verdict based on false advertising, remand
    Retractable Technologies, Inc. v. Becton Dickinson & Co., No. 14-41384, 2016 WL 7046601, -- F.3d – (5th Cir. Dec. 2, 2016)Regardless of the merits, courts don’t want plaintiffs bringing false advertising claims as antitrust…
  • Dec 5

    Mardi Gras bead dogs live

    Mardi Gras bead dogs live
    At least the trademark registration does.  Remember the Mardi Gras bead dog case, Nola Spice, in which the PTO accidentally accepted a Section 15 incontestability statement during the pendency of an appeal of an order cancelling the…
  • Dec 2

    ... and the Best Title of the Year award goes to Mark Lemley

    ... and the Best Title of the Year award goes to Mark Lemley
    Inventor Sued for Infringing His Own Patent. You Won't Believe What Happened NextMark A. Lemley Stanford Law SchoolNovember 30, 2016http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 70

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: 89

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/
  • Dec 6

    Seeking Economic Prosperity and Social Justice: Getting Out of Our Own Way

    Seeking Economic Prosperity and Social Justice: Getting Out of Our Own Way
    The political discourse of this election cycle, and the respective postures of the two main political parties, suggest that social justice and economic prosperity are in opposition to one another. At times, it seems that some believe pursuing…
  • Dec 6

    U.S. Supreme Court Simply and Elegantly Affirms Dirks in Salman

    U.S. Supreme Court Simply and Elegantly Affirms Dirks in Salman
    In a relatively brief opinion released this morning, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the Ninth Circuit's judgment in Salman v. United States. The decision of the Court was unanimous. The big take-aways include: doctrinally, the Court's…
  • Dec 6

    U.S. Supreme Court Simply and Elegantly Affirms Dirks in Salmon

    U.S. Supreme Court Simply and Elegantly Affirms Dirks in Salmon
    In a relatively brief opinion released this morning, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the Ninth Circuit's judgment in Salman v. United States. The decision of the Court was unanimous. The big take-aways include: doctrinally, the Court's…
Rank this Week: 94

Class Action Defense Blog

Class Action Defense Blog

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

http://classactiondefense.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 97

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Nov 23

    Happy Thanksgiving and new class certification opinion: Lubin v. The Wackenhut Corp.

    Happy Thanksgiving and new class certification opinion: Lubin v. The Wackenhut Corp.
    I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving and that you're all planning to enjoy the long holiday weekend. As a special Thanksgiving treat for those of us on the plaintiffs' side, take a look at Lubin v. The Wackenhut Corporation,...
  • Nov 9

    New FAL/UCL opinion considers standing: Goonewardene v. ADP, LLC

    New FAL/UCL opinion considers standing: Goonewardene v. ADP, LLC
    In Goonewardene v. ADP, LLC, ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Nov. 4, 2016), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Four) affirmed the trial court's dismissal of the plaintiff's FAL and UCL claims for lack of Prop. 64 standing and…
  • Nov 8

    Ninth Circuit also considers disqualification of class counsel: Radcliffe v. Hernandez

    Ninth Circuit also considers disqualification of class counsel: Radcliffe v. Hernandez
    First of all, I want to encourage everyone to get to the polls today and vote! I certainly will be voting today (Go Hillary!). When I was reading the Walker opinion for my post yesterday, I realized the Ninth Circuit...
Rank this Week: 104

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Dec 6

    Can somebody explain how Donald Trump and Jeb Hensarling Plan to Get Dodd-Frank Repeal Through the Senate?

    Can somebody explain how Donald Trump and Jeb Hensarling Plan to Get Dodd-Frank Repeal Through the Senate?
    I don't think they can use reconciliation and I doubt they can get 60 votes, so what's the plan? Agency rulemaking? Note that I assume Mitch McConnell will not let GOP nuke legislative filibuster. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Dec 6

    Blawgosphere reaction to Salman

    Blawgosphere reaction to Salman
    Joan Heminway The opinion offers some clarity not he application of U.S. insider trading doctrine by unanimously affirming the "gift" language from Dirks in a solid way: "To the extent the Second... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Dec 6

    Salman's decided

    Salman's decided
    More to follow, but here's some initial reactions: Insider Trading: Link to SCOTUS opinion on US v Salman. #insidertrading https://t.co/8ekTfeijYp— Wall Street Gulliver (@insidergulliver) December 6,... [[ This is a content summary…
Rank this Week: 106

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
Rank this Week: 108

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 29

    Richmond is Hiring

    Richmond is Hiring
    From the law school at the University of Richmond: The University of Richmond School of Law seeks to fill two entry-level tenure-track positions for the 2017-2018 academic year, including one in corporate/transactional law. Candidates should…
  • Jun 23

    No-brainers and conflict

    No-brainers and conflict
    So, Elon Musk of both SolarCity and Tesla fame has announced a "no-brainer": the merger of SolarCity and Tesla. you can find a copy of SolarCity's offer to acquire Tesla here. Obviously, with Musk on both sides of this deal,...
  • Jun 15

    Evolution of Merger Agreement

    Evolution of Merger Agreement
    Anderson and Manns have posted a draft of a paper they presented at this year's AALS Transactional Law panel in NYC, The Inefficient Evolution of Merger Agreements. This paper is one of a couple of recent papers conducting empirical…
Rank this Week: 112

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 114

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/
  • Sep 26

    My Favorite Arnold Palmer Story

    My Favorite Arnold Palmer Story
    Arnold Palmer, one of the iconic figures of our time, died on Sunday at the age of 87. Palmer’s story is truly remarkable. Charismatic and dashing, Arnie burst on to the national scene in the mid-1950’s just as the age ……
  • Jan 27

    The Astrodome as a . . . garage?

    The Astrodome as a . . . garage?
    Really? This is what over a decade of Astrodome redevelopment plans have come to? The Astrogarage? That’s not exactly the stuff of grand legacies. So, here is my unsolicited advice for County leaders. Rather than continuing to waste…
  • Jan 7

    A Day in the Life of a Texas Neurosurgeon

    A Day in the Life of a Texas Neurosurgeon
Rank this Week: 118

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Mar 16

    Secondary Sales and An Investor Covenant You Don’t Want To Mi

    Secondary Sales and An Investor Covenant You Don’t Want To Mi
    Dear Readers: This is a post I co-wrote with Joe Wallin, who has published the almost identical post here. If you are investing in early stage companies, there are certain deal terms you want. Most you probably know already: if...
  • Mar 11

    A Gift from Congress to Angel

    A Gift from Congress to Angel
    The picture here was taken by Joe Wallin, who was on a panel with me, Gary Kocher of K&L Gates, Tom Alberg of Madrona Ventures, and Dan Rosen of the Alliance of Angels, talking to the Angel Capital Association's NW...
  • Mar 3

    Looking for Mr. 506(c)

    Looking for Mr. 506(c)
    "On a relative basis, issuances claiming the new Rule 506(c) exemption have accounted for only 2.1% of the reported capital raised pursuant to Rule 506 since becoming effective in September 2014." So reads a key finding of a report,…
Rank this Week: 133

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/
  • Dec 7

    Air Force None?

    Air Force None?
    Recently, Donald Trump famously tweeted that “Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!” Trump has not said why he believes the planes...
  • Dec 5

    Considering Parol Evidence to Decide If There Was Ever a Contract

    Considering Parol Evidence to Decide If There Was Ever a Contract
    One of the things I find students struggle with when it comes to parol evidence is determining for what purpose they are considering the evidence. A recent case out of Maryland, Wiencek + Associates Architects + Planners v. Community Homes...
  • Dec 5

    Can a Breach of Contract Become Elder Abuse and Bad Faith?

    Can a Breach of Contract Become Elder Abuse and Bad Faith?
    A California Court of Appeals recently answered yes to this question, although finding that in the case at issue, the facts didn’t warrant a finding of actual elder abuse. At bottom, the facts were as follows: an elderly couple –...
Rank this Week: 134

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

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

    Join The Contingency

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

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!

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

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice
    Unpatentable subject matter A pair of Federal Circuit opinions last week rejected patents involving patent-ineligible subject matter. What does that include, you ask? As Blawgletter noted last year in "You Still Can't Patent Ideas":…
Rank this Week: 141

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Dec 6

    Supreme Court: Gift of Insider Information to Friends and Family Supports Insider Trading Conviction

    Supreme Court: Gift of Insider Information to Friends and Family Supports Insider Trading Conviction
    In one of the most watched business cases on the U.S. Supreme Court’s docket this term, the Court on December 6, 2016 unanimously affirmed the Ninth Circuit’s ruling upholding the insider trading conviction of Bassam Salman.…
  • Dec 5

    RBS Reaches $1 Billion Partial Settlement of Credit Crisis-Related Collective Investor Action

    RBS Reaches $1 Billion Partial Settlement of Credit Crisis-Related Collective Investor Action
    In the latest signal of the increasing significance of collective investor actions outside of the U.S., on December 5, 2016, Royal Bank of Scotland agreed to pay £800 million ($1 billion) in a settlement with three of the five investor…
  • Dec 4

    Enron’s Legacies, a Decade and a Half Later

    Enron’s Legacies, a Decade and a Half Later
    Fifteen years ago this month, the once high-flying energy company Enron completed its massive collapse when it filed a petition for bankruptcy protection. In his interesting December 2, 2016 post on the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate…
Rank this Week: 147

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/
  • Nov 30

    Supreme Court Underscores Delaware Policy on Advancement for Directors and Manager

    Supreme Court Underscores Delaware Policy on Advancement for Directors and Manager
    The Delaware Supreme Court explains in this short opinion the public policy supporting the expedited nature of advancement proceedings for officers and directors of corporations, and managers of LLCs. Trascent Mgmt. Consulting, LLC v.…
  • Nov 22

    In-House Counsel as CEO’s Partner

    In-House Counsel as CEO’s Partner
    Ben W. Heineman Jr., the former General Counsel for General Electric Co. and now a Senior Fellow at Harvard Law School, presented the 32nd Annual F.G. Pileggi Distinguished Lecture in Law earlier this week, and as…
  • Nov 20

    Delaware Supreme Court Addresses Recoupment and Setoff

    Delaware Supreme Court Addresses Recoupment and Setoff
    The Delaware Supreme Court addressed the related but distinct defenses of recoupment and setoff, and the statutes of limitations that applied to them, in the context of an appeal from a Court of Chancery decision which decided claims and…
Rank this Week: 178

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on taxes paid by the highest earners in the United States: The IRS released data this week on the 400 individual income tax returns with the highest adjusted gross incomes (AGIs). According to the IRS data,...
Rank this Week: 186

Australian Regulatory Compliance…

Australian Regulatory Compliance Review

Covers legal and regulatory impacts on Australian businesses. By David Jacobson.

http://www.djacobson.com/australian_regulatory_rev/
  • Jun 15

    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private?

    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private?
    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private? Not automatically. In dealing with ASIC and other regulators it is important to understand that the Freedom of Information Act 1982 applies to government agency records and…
  • Jun 15

    Can a special general meeting be adjourned?

    Can a special general meeting be adjourned?
    In the matter of Re1 Limited (ABN 80 145 743 862) and Re2 Limited as responsible entities for Westfield Retail Trust 1 and Westfield Retail Trust 2 (No 3) [2014] NSWSC 762 the NSW Supreme Court considered the adjournment of the adjournment of…
  • Jun 15

    Small amount credit change

    Small amount credit change
    The National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Small Amount Credit Contracts) Regulation 2014 was registered on 12 June 2014. The Regulation clarifies the changes introduced on 1 July 2013 which imposed a cap on costs and a limit on fees…
Rank this Week: 189

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: 215

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
Rank this Week: 220

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
  • Nov 18

    Michael McConnell, "Religion and Law: Is There a Connection?"

    Michael McConnell, "Religion and Law: Is There a Connection?"
    With commentary by Professor William Hubbard. Michael W. McConnell is the Richard and Frances Mallery Professor and director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School, as well as Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is a…
  • Oct 4

    October Term 2016: Highlights & Perspective

    October Term 2016: Highlights & Perspective
    In this First Monday event, Law School faculty discuss their insight and opinions on upcoming United States Supreme Court cases and the issues currently facing the Court. Featuring: Anthony J. Casey, '02, Professor of Law and Mark Claster…
  • Jul 29

    John Tasioulas, "Minimum Core Obligations: Human Rights in the Here and Now"

    John Tasioulas, "Minimum Core Obligations: Human Rights in the Here and Now"
    Professor Tasioulas discusses the notion of the ‘minimum core obligations’ associated with economic, social and cultural human rights, such as the rights to education and health. The idea of minimum core obligations, which is a…
Rank this Week: 223

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 1

    Does a Revocable Trust Allow My Assets to Pass Outside of Probate Automatically?

    Does a Revocable Trust Allow My Assets to Pass Outside of Probate Automatically?
    One of the best tools estate planning attorneys in Jacksonville utilize for their clients is the Florida revocable trust. The revocable trust is also known as a living trust.  A revocable trust has many benefits including the ability to…
  • Nov 29

    How to Change Marital Status on Florida Death Certificate

    How to Change Marital Status on Florida Death Certificate
    Correcting a Death Certificate in Florida for a Change in Marital Status We often receive calls about how to correct a Florida Death Certificate in relation to filing a Probate case in Florida. Correcting a Florida Death Certificate is done…
  • Nov 28

    Is An Estate Liable For Rent When A Roommate Dies?

    Is An Estate Liable For Rent When A Roommate Dies?
    As Jacksonville estate planning attorneys, we often come across unusual scenarios that require a deep look into the law.  A recent questions posed to the Jacksonville probate attorneys at the firm was: “Is a roommate’s estate…
Rank this Week: 225

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Dec 7

    Metzel: Your View on the Practice of Law will Shape your Legal Career

    Metzel: Your View on the Practice of Law will Shape your Legal Career
    Sage advice from Andi Metzel that will help shape your legal career: “….another 294 lawyer members were admitted to the Indiana bar. Amidst the celebrations of surviving the bar exam and outpouring of pride for... The post…
  • Dec 5

    The Happiest Companies To Work For In 2017

    The Happiest Companies To Work For In 2017
    It’s getting closer and closer to the New Year, when people start looking in earnest for a new in-house job.  And why not start by looking at the happiest companies? “If you work full time,... The post The Happiest Companies…
  • Dec 2

    Best Practices for Litigating in the Age of Social Media (Free CLE Webinar, 12/7) (Adv.)

    Best Practices for Litigating in the Age of Social Media (Free CLE Webinar, 12/7) (Adv.)
    Practical Law, an InhouseBlog advertiser, has another free webinar that offers CLE in many jurisdictions: Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. ET Social media is a part of the litigation... The post Best…
Rank this Week: 237

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Dec 7

    Corp Fin Director Keith Higgins to Leave!

    Corp Fin Director Keith Higgins to Leave!
    Yesterday, the SEC announced that Corp Fin Director Keith Higgins is leaving in early January. I am happy for Keith – sad for the rest of us. Keith did an amazing job under tough circumstances. For example, getting the “disclosure…
  • Dec 6

    IPOs: No Action Blessing for “Conditional Offers to Buy”

    IPOs: No Action Blessing for “Conditional Offers to Buy”
    Corp Fin recently issued a no-action letter to Morgan Stanley regarding the use of “conditional offers to buy” – or “COBs” – in connection with IPOs. COBs are intended to facilitate sales to retail…
  • Dec 5

    SEC Enforcement: Violate Your Policies – Get a Books & Records Sanction

    SEC Enforcement: Violate Your Policies – Get a Books & Records Sanction
    The SEC’s settlement with United Continental on Friday shows that it’s a very short trip from a violation of corporate policy to a books & records violation. The proceeding involved United’s decision to re-institute a…
Rank this Week: 294

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 7

    US Supreme Court Clarifies Tippee Liability in Insider Trading

    US Supreme Court Clarifies Tippee Liability in Insider Trading
    The law on insider trading has received considerable attention in the United States (US) in recent years. At the same time, the law in the US is quite narrow compared to most other jurisdictions because liability for insider trading arises…
  • Dec 4

    Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process under the Bankruptcy Code: Relevant Provisions Notified

    Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process under the Bankruptcy Code: Relevant Provisions Notified
    [The following guest post is contributed by Shikha Bansal, under the aegis of Vinod Kothari & Company. She can be contacted at Shikhabansal2610@gmail.com]The Ministry of Corporate Affairs, by way of Notification no. S.O. 3594(E) dated 30…
  • Dec 4

    Comparative Paper on Corporate Purpose

    Comparative Paper on Corporate Purpose
    Professor Afra Afsharipour has posted on SSRN a paper titled “Redefining Corporate Purpose: An International Perspective”, the abstract of which is as follows:Over the past decade, corporate law in India has begun a reform journey…
Rank this Week: 302

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/
  • Dec 4

    Lessons from being hacked.

    Lessons from being hacked.
    Criminals are smarter than I am.Criminals are more dedicated to their jobs than I am--and I'm pretty darn dedicated.Computers can be used for E-VIL as well as for good.I have very smart, computer-savvy friends.People who have been hacked…
  • Nov 28

    I love the First Amendment (and I can still deplore hateful speech).

    I love the First Amendment (and I can still deplore hateful speech).
    Of course I'm angered and saddened about the increase in hateful speech across campuses (see today's latest story here).  I don't respect the people who say such awful things.  But I respect their right to say them.  Such…
  • Nov 11

    Why I am frustrated with B of A.

    Why I am frustrated with B of A.
    In October, a B of A ATM ate a check that I was depositing.  I called Customer Service, and B of A  gave me a credit for the check while it was investigating what had happened.  (That was the last good part of this…
Rank this Week: 310

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/
  • Dec 7

    Who Votes As Proxy For Shares Standing In The Name Of Another Corporation?

    Who Votes As Proxy For Shares Standing In The Name Of Another Corporation?
    The Proxy Season blog yesterday discussed the following question from the Q&A Forum of TheCorporateCounsel.net: Under Delaware law, can a Board of Directors authorize a person who is not an officer of the company to act as agent and vote…
  • Dec 6

    This Company Solicited Consents To Remove A Sitting Director

    This Company Solicited Consents To Remove A Sitting Director
    It’s not often that you see a company soliciting consents to remove one of its sitting directors.  However, that is what PICO Holdings, Inc. sought to do in this consent solicitation statement filed with the SEC on…
  • Dec 5

    Court Rejects Challenge To Internal Affairs Doctrine

    Court Rejects Challenge To Internal Affairs Doctrine
    Marvell Technology Group, Ltd. is a publicly traded company that is incorporated in Bermuda.  Marvell’s U.S. operating subsidiary is based in California.  A year ago, an institutional stockholder filed a derivative suit…
Rank this Week: 369

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Dec 7

    The Supreme Court Weighs in Insider Trading

    The Supreme Court Weighs in Insider Trading
    If you were expecting a tidal wave of changes from the Supreme Court, you will be disappointed. On Tuesday, the Court delivered its opinion in Salman v. U.S. Prosecutors can see a glimmer of upside because they do not have to prove…
  • Dec 2

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for December 2

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for December 2
    These are some of the compliance related stories that recently caught my attention. Trump Risk Factors Begin to Appear in SEC Documents by Steve Quinlivan in Dodd-Frank.com Risk factors related to uncertainties resulting from possible…
  • Dec 1

    Bold and Unrelenting SEC Enforcement

    Bold and Unrelenting SEC Enforcement
    We are in a time of transition at the Securities and Exchange Commission. There are two vacancies on the Commission and Chair Mary Jo White has announced her departure. Although there are changes coming to the highest level of the SEC, the…
Rank this Week: 416

Reading Tea Leaves

Reading Tea Leaves

Covers business and legal news. By Randy Wilson.

http://rlwilsonconsulting.wordpress.com
  • Jun 4

    Reading Tea Leaves Becomes “Lawyers Get Social”

    Reading Tea Leaves Becomes “Lawyers Get Social”
    I will no longer be updating Reading Tea Leaves and soon there will be a re-direct to “LawyersGetSocial”. The purpose of the change is to reflect the change in the emphasis of what I am blogging about and also to further brand “DSD Law…
  • Jun 4

    Reading Tea Leaves Becomes “Lawyers Get Social”

    Reading Tea Leaves Becomes “Lawyers Get Social”
    I will no longer be updating Reading Tea Leaves and soon there will be a re-direct to “LawyersGetSocial”. The purpose of the change is to reflect the change in the emphasis of what I am blogging about and also to further brand…
  • Jun 2

    Google Buzz Settlement Finally Final Final

    Google Buzz Settlement Finally Final Final
    This has been dragging out far longer than the time Buzz got itself in trouble long enough to be the target of class action privacy violation lawsuits.  At long last various privacy advocacy groups will receive funds along with more than $2…
Rank this Week: 438

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/
  • Nov 28

    Rule 504 Becomes Useful Tool for Smaller Capital Raising and M&A Transaction

    Rule 504 Becomes Useful Tool for Smaller Capital Raising and M&A Transaction
    On October 26, 2016, the SEC amended Rule 504 of Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”) to increase the maximum amount of securities that may be sold thereunder in any 12-month period from $1 million…
  • Oct 31

    What Are ‘Commercially Reasonable Efforts’ in M&A Transactions?

    What Are ‘Commercially Reasonable Efforts’ in M&A Transactions?
    Two recent rulings out of the Delaware Court of Chancery have highlighted the importance of clearly defining the terms of pre-closing obligations. In an M&A transaction, it takes significant time to get from a signed letter of…
  • Oct 18

    What You Need to Know About Mergers and Acquisitions Involving Government Contractors and Their Supplier

    What You Need to Know About Mergers and Acquisitions Involving Government Contractors and Their Supplier
    Volume X – Accounting for the Cost of Business Combinations Under Government Contracts Mergers and acquisitions create additional costs and complex accounting issues for government contractors.  There are fees for accounting,…
Rank this Week: 451

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

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

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
  • Nov 10

    Hotel Lawyer: How the Marriott-Starwood merger will affect you. . .

    Hotel Lawyer: How the Marriott-Starwood merger will affect you. . .
    10 November 2016 Global Hospitality Group® survey results: What does all the recent consolidation in the hotel industry mean to different stakeholders? Marriott closed its acquisition of Starwood on September 23, 2016, following…
  • Nov 7

    Hotel Lawyer: The PROs and CONs of multi-branded hotel

    Hotel Lawyer: The PROs and CONs of multi-branded hotel
    7 November 2016 Hotel Lawyer on multi-branded hotels. Hotels with more than one brand are increasingly common, but it wasn’t always so. Although some compelling advantages are driving this trend in many situations, developers and owners…
  • Oct 20

    Hotel Capital Markets Update: David Loeb, RW Baird

    Hotel Capital Markets Update: David Loeb, RW Baird
    20 October 2016 David Loeb, Senior Research Analyst at RW Baird, presented his research during the Meet the Money® 2017 planning meeting hosted recently during The Lodging Conference. His presentation covered factors currently impacting…
Rank this Week: 469

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Apr 20

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing! The post Hello world! appeared first on CFTC Law | Forex, Futures, and Derivatives Regulatory News.
  • Apr 20

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing! The post Hello world! appeared first on CFTC Law | forex, futures and derivatives regulatory news.
  • Aug 8

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance
    In a response to a request by the CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee for comment on how best to develop a 21st century surveillance system, the Financial Industry Association (FIA) and the FIA Principal Traders Group submitted a…
Rank this Week: 484

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
  • Dec 4

    Keep this Beer Away from Lederhosen and KFC

    Keep this Beer Away from Lederhosen and KFC
    Right there on the label of this beer, almost every part of it, Austin Beerworks makes it clear that you should proceed with maximum caution. You should not even think about consuming this beer with KFC, while wearing lederhosen, or while…
  • Nov 11

    Colors: In Alcohol Beverage

    Colors: In Alcohol Beverage
    When was the last time you tried TTB’s Formulas Online (FONL) system? It continues to change every few months, since its inception a few years ago. When I went to use it earlier this week I was struck by how much information TTB is…
  • Nov 1

    What’s New at Moonshine U.?

    What’s New at Moonshine U.?
    The latest issue of Beverage Master just came in last week. It is the October-November issue and has a fine article about Moonshine University, if I may say so myself. A small excerpt is below, and you can find the entire article, and indeed…
Rank this Week: 485

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/
  • Feb 3

    A Couple Of Things Not To Do In The NC Business Court

    A Couple Of Things Not To Do In The NC Business Court
    The NC Business Court's decision last month in Krawiec v. Manly, 2016 NCBC 7, illustrates a couple of things not to do in the Court. Don't Make "Aiding and Abetting" Claims The Plaintiff made a claim against some of the Defendants for aiding…
  • Jan 18

    Arbitration Provision Which Completely Prohibited Any Discovery Enforced By NC Business court.

    Arbitration Provision Which Completely Prohibited Any Discovery Enforced By NC Business court.
    I don't draft arbitration provisions in agreements, but if I did I would not draft one like the one in Taggart v. Physicians Pharmacy Alliance, Inc.  Not because it turned out to be unenforceable, but because it was found to be…
  • Jan 12

    NC Business Court Revokes Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Lawyer

    NC Business Court Revokes Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Lawyer
    Judge McGuire came down pretty hard on a Florida attorney admitted pro hac vice (meaning "for this one particular occasion") by another Superior Court Judge, in McCarthy v. Hampton, 2016NCBC 4.  He revoked the lawyer's admission and…
Rank this Week: 511

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 520

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: 582

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

Covers mergers & acquisitions. From editor Broc Romanek, who is also editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net.

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Dec 7

    Our New “John Tales” Blog!

    Our New “John Tales” Blog!
    We have launched a new members-only blog for DealLawyers.com: “John Tales.” John is telling stories on this new “long-form” blog – education by entertainment! Place your email address in the box when you click…
  • Dec 6

    Why Are M&A Docs Getting Longer? It’s Complicated. . .

    Why Are M&A Docs Getting Longer? It’s Complicated. . .
    This Norton Rose Fulbright blog discusses the findings of a recent study by Harvard Law professor – & former Wachtell partner – John Coates about the ever growing length of merger agreements. Coates’…
  • Dec 5

    Drag-Along Rights: Best Practices & Key Issue

    Drag-Along Rights: Best Practices & Key Issue
    This Gibson Dunn memo takes a deep dive into issues surrounding the negotiation & drafting of drag-along rights.  Here’s an excerpt from the intro: Drag-along rights, or drag rights, which give the majority owner of a company…
Rank this Week: 584

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers class action litigation, fraud, consumer law and shareholder disputes. By DiTommaso Lubin.

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 621

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/
  • Dec 5

    CAL Supremes Reverse Previous Appellate Cases, Rule In Favor Of Plaintiffs In “Take-Home” Exposure Asbestos Case

    CAL Supremes Reverse Previous Appellate Cases, Rule In Favor Of Plaintiffs In “Take-Home” Exposure Asbestos Case
    So as not to bury the lede, here’s the short version: Last week, the California Supreme Court overruled two recent Court of Appeals decisions to hold that a company can be held liable for negligence liability when it exposes an...
  • Nov 30

    What Makes a Mediation Successful?

    What Makes a Mediation Successful?
    For the past seven months, CalBizLit, operating under the birth name Bruce Nye, has been regularly serving as a mediator in Northern California. With this peacemaking experience, and after a decades-long history of participating in mediations…
  • Nov 18

    The New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Part 6

    The New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Part 6
    Safe Harbor Environmental Exposure Warnings Californians are used to seeing Proposition 65 warning signs at the doorway of every commercial building, warning them about potential exposures to chemicals. Under the new regulations, however, the…
Rank this Week: 627

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

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

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

    China to allow online sales of prescription drugs…

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

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

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

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

    +1 RT @SirSteven: sit back a moment and imagine ho…
    +1 RT @SirSteven: sit back a moment and imagine how much better the world so far this year would be without religion. © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
Rank this Week: 631

Michigan Collection Law Blog

Michigan Collection Law Blog

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

http://michigancollectionlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 640

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

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

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
  • Dec 6

    Reflections on the Next Four Years of Antitrust Enforcement

    Reflections on the Next Four Years of Antitrust Enforcement
    By the votes of a nation’s electors, the future of U.S. antitrust enforcement moved from “pragmatic aggressive enforcement as usual” to “too early to call.” The unexpected election of President-elect Donald J.…
  • Nov 10

    Antitrust Agencies Issue Guidance To HR Professionals Regarding Hiring and Compensation Decision

    Antitrust Agencies Issue Guidance To HR Professionals Regarding Hiring and Compensation Decision
    The U.S. Antitrust Agencies (the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission) recently issued a document entitled “Antitrust Guidance For Human Resource Professionals” intended to alert HR…
  • Nov 3

    Brexit News: UK Judges Throw a Block in the Road of Article 50

    Brexit News: UK Judges Throw a Block in the Road of Article 50
    Invoking Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union requires participation of the UK Parliament say Lord Chief Justices Lord Sales and Lord Thomas of the Royal Courts of Justice in London who handed down their judgment today. This is a…
Rank this Week: 653