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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/
  • May 2

    Coverage of Berkshire Hathaway Meeting

    Coverage of Berkshire Hathaway Meeting
    Some 40,000 investors are expected to flock to Omaha to listen to Warren E. Buffett. DealBook will have live reports throughout the day.
  • May 1

    A Milestone for Warren Buffett, and Profits for Investor

    A Milestone for Warren Buffett, and Profits for Investor
    Berkshire Hathaway, Mr. Buffett’s holding company reported on Friday that first-quarter profit rose 10 percent and operating results easily beat forecasts, helped by its railroad and insurance businesses and gains from derivatives.
  • May 1

    A.I.G. Considers How to Act With Sifi Tag

    A.I.G. Considers How to Act With Sifi Tag
    Peter Hancock, the chief executive of the American International Group, did not rule out strategic changes to escape heightened regulatory scrutiny.
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/
  • May 1

    Call for Papers: AALS Section on Transactional Law and Skill

    Call for Papers: AALS Section on Transactional Law and Skill
    Transactional Lawyering and Contractual Innovation 2016 AALS Annual Meeting New York, NY In a world of dramatic economic, technological and...
  • Apr 29

    NFL: tax exempt no more!

    NFL: tax exempt no more!
    The NFL is a nonprofit corporation. That should be no surprise when you stop to think about it. Many--indeed, most--trade...
  • Apr 28

    Psychology Journal Forbids Significance Testing

    Psychology Journal Forbids Significance Testing
    The member of the Zaring family who studies such matters passes along this editorial, which yes, indeed, "prior to publication,...
Rank this Week: 17

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • May 1

    IP and Other Regulation

    IP and Other Regulation
    Mark Lemley, Stanford has a new paper on IP and Other Regulations. ABSTRACT: Intellectual property (IP) is a form of regulation. Once we understand IP laws as government social policies that seek to alter market outcomes, we can start to...
  • May 1

    A Fistful of Euros: EU Competition Policy and Reverse Payments in the Pharmaceutical Industry

    A Fistful of Euros: EU Competition Policy and Reverse Payments in the Pharmaceutical Industry
    Francesco Montanaro, Universite Paris II - Pantheon-Assas; Bocconi University and Fabrizio Esposito, European University Institute describe A Fistful of Euros: EU Competition Policy and Reverse Payments in the Pharmaceutical Industry.…
  • May 1

    Cartel Damages Litigation in Brazil: A Brief Introduction

    Cartel Damages Litigation in Brazil: A Brief Introduction
    Eric Hadmann Jasper, IESB - Instituto de Educacao Superior de Brasília offers Cartel Damages Litigation in Brazil: A Brief Introduction. ABSTRACT: As Brazilian antitrust authorities continue to look to the American experience and encourage…
Rank this Week: 22

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
Rank this Week: 48

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    DC Comics thinks derivative works are creator-le

    DC Comics thinks derivative works are creator-le
    According to this post by a DC Comics artist (who created Felicity Smoak!).  This raises fascinating contract issues, as well as depressingly highlighting artists' lack of bargaining…
  • Apr 29

    The dangers of only arguing one half of 43(a)

    The dangers of only arguing one half of 43(a)
    Diodato v. Wells Fargo Ins. Servs., USA, Inc., 44 F. Supp. 3d 541 (M.D. Pa. 2014) Darrell Diodato was employed by Wells Fargo Insurance for thirty-six years as an insurance producer, servicing existing insurance business and originating new…
  • Apr 27

    briefly noted: another court rejects proof of purchase requirement for class ascertainability

    briefly noted: another court rejects proof of purchase requirement for class ascertainability
    Really briefly!  In re Scotts EZ Seed Litig. 304 F.R.D. 397 (S.D.N.Y. 2015).  It would defeat the purpose of class actions.  Also, though, there couldn't be an injunctive relief class after the challenged statement was removed…
Rank this Week: 68

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/
  • May 2

    Saturday Long Read

    Saturday Long Read
    The gripping story of how an accountant took on Halliburton and won. It's the story of Tony Menendez, a Halliburton accountant who believed that the company was incorrectly recognizing revenue. When the company wouldn't correct its practices,…
  • May 1

    Legal Studies Professor Hires for Fall 2015

    Legal Studies Professor Hires for Fall 2015
    PrawfsBlawg has compiled an entry-level hiring report for law professors a number of years. Brian Leiter tracks law professor lateral hires with tenure. These lists serve at least two purposes: welcoming new hires into the academy (or to…
  • May 1

    Nat'l Bus. Law Scholars Conf. Line up & Extended Deadline

    Nat'l Bus. Law Scholars Conf. Line up & Extended Deadline
    National Business Law Scholars Conference Thursday & Friday, June 4-5, 2015 (Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ) The organizers have put together a great line up of speakers and this conference is becoming (has already…
Rank this Week: 88

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: 94

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: 98

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
Rank this Week: 101

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/
  • Apr 24

    Mylan's Dutch Pill

    Mylan's Dutch Pill
    Mylan, which moved its domicile last year to the Netherlands in an inversion transaction, has a new tool to deploy in its defense against an unwanted bid from Teva. Yesterday, the Financial Times noted that Mylan was preparing to deploy...
  • Apr 23

    Universal Demand and Merger Litigation

    Universal Demand and Merger Litigation
    For what it's worth, Chu and Zhao have released a paper, The Dark Side of Shareholder Litigation: Evidence from Corporate Takeovers, and the abstract: Exploiting the staggered adoption of universal demand (UD) laws by 23 states between 1989…
  • Apr 22

    Odds of Comcast-TWC Deal Going Through?

    Odds of Comcast-TWC Deal Going Through?
    By now a coin flip? -bjmq
Rank this Week: 108

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • May 1

    Harvard Law is an intellectual monoculture

    Harvard Law is an intellectual monoculture
    Report: There are almost no Republican donors teaching at Harvard Law School. Ninety-eight percent of the political donations from faculty go to Democrats. So much for diversity. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full…
  • Apr 29

    Joshua Fershee says "Shareholder Activists Can Add Value and Still Be Wrong"

    Joshua Fershee says "Shareholder Activists Can Add Value and Still Be Wrong"
    I have no problem with shareholders seeking to impose their will on the board of the companies in which they hold stock. I don't see activist shareholder as an inherently bad thing. I do, however,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Apr 29

    Law review editors take note: Danny Solove's peeves re you guys are exactly right

    Law review editors take note: Danny Solove's peeves re you guys are exactly right
    From his post: Here are two of the silliest rules and practices of law review editing: 1. Parentheticals One of the most obnoxious rules is the requirement that nearly all cites need to have a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 110

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: 112

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
  • May 2

    SEC Adopts Final Rules Implementing “Regulation A+”

    SEC Adopts Final Rules Implementing “Regulation A+”
    On March 25, 2015, in a unanimous vote, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC” or the “Commission”) approved final rules to create a new avenue for certain issuers to raise capital in transactions…
  • May 1

    Over-Reaction to Use of Merger Price to Determine Fair Value

    Over-Reaction to Use of Merger Price to Determine Fair Value
    The Delaware Chancery Court has used the merger price in the underlying transaction as the primary or sole factor in determining the “fair value” of dissenting shares in two recent appraisal cases. The Delaware Supreme Court…
  • Apr 30

    Improving Transparency for Executive Pay Practice

    Improving Transparency for Executive Pay Practice
    Today, as part of a series of Congressionally-mandated rules to promote corporate accountability, we consider proposed rules to put a spotlight on the relationship between executive compensation and a company’s financial performance. It…
Rank this Week: 114

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Feb 20

    First Cherry Blossom

    First Cherry Blossom
    Wet and temperate in Seattle this morning. And look, Spring!
  • Feb 9

    Lark & Environ

    Lark & Environ
    Interesting stuff going on at, let's call it 10th and Seneca, about a half block east of Broadway off Madison. Lark has recently moved there, and, based on one dinner experience at the new location, is as good or better...
  • Jan 25

    One Thousand Things Worth Knowing

    One Thousand Things Worth Knowing
    This weekend I've read Paul Muldoon's newly published collection of poems, "One Thousand Things Worth Knowing." (The dust jacket sports a very pleasing design by the ubiquitous Quemadura, a brilliant designer and a kind man I will…
Rank this Week: 121

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/
  • May 1

    Caveat Vendor in a Banksy Sale in Gaza?

    Caveat Vendor in a Banksy Sale in Gaza?
    In March, while I was co-teaching a course called International Humanitarian Law in Israel and Palestine with Professor Yaël Ronen, I visited Bethlehem with my students. Among other things, we saw the image at left, attributed to Banksy, on…
  • Apr 30

    Siloing: The Next Unneeded Import from Undergraduate Education

    Siloing: The Next Unneeded Import from Undergraduate Education
    Silos, by Scott Davis I don't know if this is a thing yet, and I hope it doesn't become one, but I have been hearing, here and there, from people involved in legal education reform, that we need to combat...
  • Apr 29

    New in Print

    New in Print
    I am happy to see a publication by my colleague Faisal Kutty (pictured) gracing this list of recent publications. Way to go, Faisal! Hiro N. Aragaki, The Federal Arbitration Act as Procedural Reform. 89 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1939 (2014) Robert...
Rank this Week: 127

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Apr 29

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 7: Surface Damage

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 7: Surface Damage
    Surface damage – what must operators do to accommodate existing uses of the surface estate? Today we conclude Blawgletter's seven-part series on the Hottest Oil & Gas Claims for 2015, a paper we co-wrote for the 66th Oil & Gas...
  • Apr 26

    Price-Fixing Claims Parry Field Preemption in Supreme Court

    Price-Fixing Claims Parry Field Preemption in Supreme Court
    Pre-emption? Ha! A 7-2 split on the U.S. Supreme Court last week revived state-law antitrust claims against natural-gas pipelines. End-user (or retail) customers alleged that the pipelines conspired to rig index prices and thus inflate sales…
  • Apr 19

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 6: Unreasonable Expense

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 6: Unreasonable Expense
    Short-payment of royalties – when do post-production costs cross the line into unreasonableness? This next-to-last entry in Blawgletter's seven-part series on the hottest oil & gas claims for returns to the theme of royalty owners who…
Rank this Week: 133

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • May 1

    Guest Post: ACE Securities – Will There Be a New Wave of RMBS Repurchase Litigation?

    Guest Post: ACE Securities – Will There Be a New Wave of RMBS Repurchase Litigation?
    On April 30, 2015, the New York Court of Appeals heard oral argument in a mortgage-backed securities-related case in which the court must consider when the statute of limitations begins to run for claims of breach of contractual…
  • Apr 30

    New Supreme Court Case Could Have Huge Impact on Class Action Litigation

    New Supreme Court Case Could Have Huge Impact on Class Action Litigation
    On April 27, 2015, in a development that could have significant implications for a wide variety of class action lawsuits, the United States Supreme Court granted the petition of for a writ of certiorari of online search firm Spokeo. The cert…
  • Apr 29

    Corporate Loan Provisions Aimed at Proxy Campaigns Trigger D&O Litigation

    Corporate Loan Provisions Aimed at Proxy Campaigns Trigger D&O Litigation
    In the face of increasing investor activism, companies have adopted a number of defensive measures.  Among these measures are a particular type of provision found in many corporate borrowers loan agreements – requiring the company…
Rank this Week: 141

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • May 1

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for May 1, 2015

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for May 1, 2015
    Court Docket (Bankr. N.D. Tex.): Chapter 11 Voluntary Petition Filed on April 30, 2015 by ERG Intermediate Holdings LLC Bloomberg: Puerto Rico House Rejects Tax-Overhaul, Pushing Bonds Lower Press Release: PREPA Bondholder Group…
  • Apr 30

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for April 30, 2015

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for April 30, 2015
    A Busy Day in the N.D. Illinois Bankruptcy Court… Northwest Bancorporation of Illinois Files Prepackaged Chapter 11 Court Docket: Voluntary Chapter 11 Petition Gulf Packaging Also Filed a Chapter 11 Petition in Chicago Court Docket:…
  • Apr 30

    New Bankruptcy Opinion: WestLB AG v. Kelley – Dist. Court, Minnesota, 2015

    New Bankruptcy Opinion: WestLB AG v. Kelley – Dist. Court, Minnesota, 2015
    WESTLB AG, Appellant, v. DOUGLAS A. KELLEY, Chapter 11 Trustee; UNSECURED CREDITORS COMMITTEE, Appellees. OPPORTUNITY FINANCE, LLC; OPPORTUNITY FINANCE SECURITIZATION, LLC; OPPORTUNITY FINANCE SECURITIZATION II, LLC; OPPORTUNITY FINANCE…
Rank this Week: 162

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: 180

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

Offers Delaware Chancery Court and Supreme Court updates. By Francis G.X. Pileggi.

http://www.delawarelitigation.com/
  • May 1

    Chancery Declines to Require Company to Search Emails of Non-Employee Director

    Chancery Declines to Require Company to Search Emails of Non-Employee Director
    In Re Lululemon Athletica Inc. 220 Litigation, Cons. C.A. No. 9039-VCP (Del. Ch. Apr. 30, 2015). This Delaware Court of Chancery opinion addresses important issues regarding the scope of documents (including emails) that a company must search…
  • Apr 30

    Delaware Court of Chancery Recognizes “Equitable Dissolution” of LLC

    Delaware Court of Chancery Recognizes “Equitable Dissolution” of LLC
    Courtesy of Kurt Heyman of Proctor Heyman Enerio LLP, who represented the party seeking the dissolution of an LLC in a decision issued today by the Court of Chancery, we have the following highlights of the important opinion: The Court…
  • Apr 28

    Section 220 Demand Granted for Investigation of Subsidiary

    Section 220 Demand Granted for Investigation of Subsidiary
    Oklahoma Firefighters’ Pension & Retirement System v. Citigroup, Inc., C.A. No. 9587-ML (VCN) (Del. Ch. Apr. 24, 2015). This Delaware Court of Chancery opinion allowed an inspection of books and records pursuant to DGCL Section 220…
Rank this Week: 181

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: 182

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/
  • May 1

    Tribute to Peter Dobkin Hall from Evelyn Brody

    Tribute to Peter Dobkin Hall from Evelyn Brody
    Evelyn Brody (Chicago-Kent) provided the following tribute to Peter Dobkin Hall (Harvard Hauser Institute for Civil Society), who died yesterday. Today, the academy lost a leading scholar of the history of the nonprofit sector – as judged…
  • May 1

    Recent Articles on Nonprofits Law and Policy

    Recent Articles on Nonprofits Law and Policy
    The season for introducing recent scholarship to the world is upon us, and scholars of nonprofits law have been busily posting their work to SSRN. This blog entry features abstracts of SSRN postings to the Nonprofit & Philanthropy Law…
  • Apr 30

    College Fraternities and Sororities Lobby for Indirect Tax Benefit

    College Fraternities and Sororities Lobby for Indirect Tax Benefit
    The Washington Post reports that the Fraternal Government Relations Coalition, which represents 100 fraternities and sororities collectively owning $3.2 billion in real estate, “is lobbying Congress this week to urge legislators to pass a…
Rank this Week: 210

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: 213

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/
  • Nov 10

    Estate Planning for Out-of-State Property

    Estate Planning for Out-of-State Property
    If you live in Florida and own property in another state an ancillary administration will be necessary upon the death of the owner(s) of that property. This special probate administration will be in addition to the administration you have…
  • Oct 29

    Revocable Trusts and Asset Protection

    Revocable Trusts and Asset Protection
    Many times we get questions from clients asking if their revocable trust provides asset protection from creditors. The answer to this is the typical legal answer "It Depends". That is it depends on who owes the money. In Florida a…
  • Oct 28

    Florida Probate Intake form

    Florida Probate Intake form
    Many of our clients have asked us to put our Florida Probate Intake form online so that they can easily download it. You can download the Florida Probate Intake form with the following link: Probate Intake Form.pdf
Rank this Week: 218

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
  • Apr 16

    Innovation And The Administrative State

    Innovation And The Administrative State
    Regulation can be a significant barrier to innovation, protecting incumbents and making it harder to bring new goods and services to market. Determining the appropriate regulation is all the more difficult when accelerating technology is…
  • Apr 6

    Alison LaCroix, "The Shadow Powers of Article I"

    Alison LaCroix, "The Shadow Powers of Article I"
    The Supreme Court's federalism battleground has recently shifted from the Commerce Clause to two textually marginal but substantively important domains: the Necessary and Proper Clause and, to a lesser extent, the General Welfare Clause. For…
  • Mar 19

    Omri Ben-Shahar, "The Unintended Effects of Access Justice Laws"

    Omri Ben-Shahar, "The Unintended Effects of Access Justice Laws"
    Access Justice laws give people equal opportunity to enjoy primary goods, ensuring that access to these goods is not allocated by markets and is not tilted in favor of wealth and privilege. But Access Justice often fails to meet its…
Rank this Week: 222

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Apr 30

    Job Prospects Improve for Law Student

    Job Prospects Improve for Law Student
    There’s finally some good news for law school students: Compared to the previous year, a higher percentage of the class of 2014 found entry-level jobs, the American Bar Association announced on Wednesday. About 60 percent of the…
  • Apr 29

    Accounting firms predicted to jettison hourly billing before lawyer

    Accounting firms predicted to jettison hourly billing before lawyer
    The consultancy wings of the accountancy firms look likely to be the first groups to abandon hourly billing - as the mainstream law and accountancy firms show reluctance to stop using this approach, according to experts. The post Accounting…
  • Apr 28

    2010 Law Grad Had $328K in Student Debt

    2010 Law Grad Had $328K in Student Debt
    The numbers were bad for law grad Hyatt Shirkey. He graduated from Ohio State’s law school in 2010—a particularly tough year for Ohio law grads,… The post 2010 Law Grad Had $328K in Student Debt appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
Rank this Week: 244

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • May 1

    Corp Fin Comments: More Readable Responses Produces Better Results?

    Corp Fin Comments: More Readable Responses Produces Better Results?
    Check out this new study by a trio of professors entitled “Consequences of Writing Not So Readable Responses to SEC Comment Letters.” Here’s the abstract: An emerging literature shows that shareholders benefit from the…
  • Apr 30

    SEC Proposes P4P Rules: Our Upcoming Webcast

    SEC Proposes P4P Rules: Our Upcoming Webcast
    Yesterday, as noted in this press release, the SEC proposed pay-for-performance rules as required by Section 953(a) of Dodd-Frank. The vote was 3-2, with Commissioners Gallagher & Piwowar dissenting (Gallagher wrote out his dissent).…
  • Apr 29

    Proxy Access: The Latest Stats Show Mixed Result

    Proxy Access: The Latest Stats Show Mixed Result
    This blog by Davis Polk’s Ning Chiu gives us the latest (also see Steve Quinlivan’s blog): At ten companies where shareholders have cast votes on proxy access shareholder proposals this season, four companies received more votes…
Rank this Week: 289

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/
  • May 1

    Best managerial advice ever.

    Best managerial advice ever.
    There's a great article by Paula Krebs in this week's Chronicle of Higher Education's Vitae section (here).  In it, she talks about the importance of working on difficult issues by first imagining why the person sitting across the table…
  • Apr 24

    Want to change a student's life?

    Want to change a student's life?
    One way to do it is to fund awards like this one, this one, or this one.
  • Apr 24

    Most of us know people who have or had struggled with cancer.

    Most of us know people who have or had struggled with cancer.
    And this book is one such journey (with a very happy ending):  all of us who know Geoff and Autumn Berman were pulling for them as Geoff beat cancer.  (And yes, I'm one of the people mentioned in the book, but that's not why you…
Rank this Week: 306

US Law Watch

US Law Watch

Provides US legal and regulatory information. By BNA International.

http://www.uslawwatch.com
Rank this Week: 311

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    Investor-State Dispute Settlement In India

    Investor-State Dispute Settlement In India
    [The following guest post is contributed by Aakarsh Narula, who is a lawyer and currently working as a Legislative Assistant to a Member of Parliament from Hyderabad]IntroductionThe 1965 Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes…
  • May 1

    8th Annual NLSIR Symposium on Competition Law

    8th Annual NLSIR Symposium on Competition Law
    [The following announcement is posted on behalf of the National Law School of India Review]The National Law School of India Review (NLSIR) - the flagship journal of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore is pleased to…
  • May 1

    Integrated Form for Company Incorporation

    Integrated Form for Company Incorporation
    The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has with effect from today prescribed a new Form INC-29 for incorporation of companies, and it integrates several requirements that were earlier required to be filed separately. The integrated form as…
Rank this Week: 312

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/
  • Apr 30

    There Two Ways To Create An Obligation And Six Ways To Extinguish It

    There Two Ways To Create An Obligation And Six Ways To Extinguish It
    California defines an “obligation” as “a legal duty, by which a person is bound to do or not to do a certain thing.”  Cal. Civ. Code § 1427.  An obligation is created in one of two ways: by contract…
  • Apr 29

    Bill Would Clarify When Limited Partnership Life Begin

    Bill Would Clarify When Limited Partnership Life Begin
    When does life begin for a California limited partnership?  The California Uniform Limited Partnership Act of 2008 seems to provide inconsistent answers.  The first is found in Corporations Code Section 15902.01(a). In…
  • Apr 28

    California/Delaware Corporate Law Update

    California/Delaware Corporate Law Update
    If you find yourself in Los Angeles on Thursday, consider attending the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s 2015 California and Delaware Law Update Symposium & Marvin Greene Award Presentation.  Supreme Court Justice…
Rank this Week: 383

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • May 1

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for May 1

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for May 1
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. Wall Street Pushes Back on Foreign Bribery Probe by Jean Eaglesham, Emily Glazer Ned Levin in the Wall Street Journal The previously unreported campaign by…
  • Apr 30

    SEC Issues Cybersecurity Guidance

    SEC Issues Cybersecurity Guidance
    Last year, the SEC raised a cloud of concern when it started its cybersecurity initiative aimed at broker/dealers, investment advisers and fund managers. Based on an interview last month it seems that initiative would continue into a phase 2.…
  • Apr 29

    Finding That Rogue Employee

    Finding That Rogue Employee
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. has racked up more than $36 billion in legal bills since the financial crisis. The firm clearly has incentive to identify rogue employees before they go astray. According a story in Bloomberg, the firm is rolling out…
Rank this Week: 417

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: 437

Pepper Podcasts

Pepper Podcasts

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

http://www.pepperpodcasts.com/pepper_podcasts/
  • 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…
  • Feb 27

    Investment Management Update: Intellectual Property Issue

    Investment Management Update: Intellectual Property Issue
    Pepper Hamilton partner Gregory J. Nowak recently hosted a webinar for West LegalEdcenter. Mr. Nowak was joined by associate Lori E. Harrison and they delved into the intellectual property issues affecting funds, managers and vendors. They…
  • Feb 11

    Investment Management Update - January 2015

    Investment Management Update - January 2015
    This podcast is a recording of the January 2015 webinar that Pepper partner Gregory J. Nowak participated on for West LegalEdcenter. Mr. Nowak discussed a regulatory outlook for 2015, from insider trading to fees and expense allocations, from…
Rank this Week: 442

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/
Rank this Week: 454

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: 461

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Aug 8

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance
    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market SurveillanceIn 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…
  • Aug 6

    Massad Says CFTC Hampered by Budget Constraint

    Massad Says CFTC Hampered by Budget Constraint
    Massad Says CFTC Hampered by Budget ConstraintsRecently appointed CFTC Chairman Tim Massad announced last week that there were “a lot of things” he would like to do to continue the CFTC’s goal of regulating financial…
  • Jul 28

    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”

    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”
    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”CFTC Commissioner Scott O’Malia issued a stern warning to financial regulators in the United States and abroad that market fragmentation could have grave consequences on the…
Rank this Week: 482

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

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

http://www.delawarebusinesslitigation.com/
  • May 1

    Court Of Chancery Explains Limits Of Ratification Defense

    Court Of Chancery Explains Limits Of Ratification Defense
    Calma v. Templeton, C.A. 9579-CB (April 30, 2015) This decision reviews the history of the effect of stockholder ratification on director compensation. Briefly, stockholder ratification will cause the compensation to be subject to the…
  • May 1

    Court Of Chancery Applies Garner In 220 Case

    Court Of Chancery Applies Garner In 220 Case
    In re Lululemon Athletica Inc. 220 Litigation, Consol. C.A. 9039-VCP (April 30, 2015) This is an important Section 220 decision for at least two reasons. First, it holds that the personal records of non-employee directors do not need to be…
  • May 1

    Court Of Chancery Again Accepts Merger Price In An Appraisal

    Court Of Chancery Again Accepts Merger Price In An Appraisal
    Merlin Partners LLP v. Autoinfo Inc., C.A. 8509-VCN (April 30, 2015) This decision is another in a line of recent appraisal cases where the Court of Chancery has relied on the merger price to set the “fair value” of the stock…
Rank this Week: 497

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/
  • May 1

    An Interesting Trade Secrets Case From The Business Court

    An Interesting Trade Secrets Case From The Business Court
    If you were unsure whether customer information held by your client -- like customer contact information, sales reports, prices and terms books, sales memos, sales training manuals, commission reports, and vendor information -- can be…
  • Apr 22

    NC Business Court: What Part Of Disqualification Do You Not Understand?

    NC Business Court: What Part Of Disqualification Do You Not Understand?
    You will all recall the Business Court's disqualification of a law firm from representing its longtime client, in Kingsdown Inc. v. Hinshaw, 2015 NCBC 27.  Now there is a second chapter to the disqualification, which came in an Opinion…
  • Apr 22

    Business Court Denies TRO In The Midst of A Proxy Fight

    Business Court Denies TRO In The Midst of A Proxy Fight
    The Defendant in Allcorn v. Bradley Creek Boatominium, Inc. sought an injunction against the Plaintiffs in the midst of a proxy fight as to their allegedly defamatory statements in connection with the election of the Defendant's board of…
Rank this Week: 506

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
  • Apr 29

    A Flood of Lawsuits, and Too Much Blue Moon Beer

    A Flood of Lawsuits, and Too Much Blue Moon Beer
    Yet another lawsuit about beverage labeling. This time it’s Blue Moon beer. The class action lawsuit (Parent v. MillerCoors LLC) was filed April 24, 2015 in state court, in San Diego. It alleges that MillerCoors is tricking consumers…
  • Apr 20

    Bad Medicine, Good Disclaimer

    Bad Medicine, Good Disclaimer
    There should be no doubt that a solid disclaimer can help make your label ok. And if there was, the Bad Medicine brand of spirits should put it to rest. In at least two places, the Bad Medicine labels say “The name Bad Medicine does not…
  • Apr 13

    Very Possibly, Your Approved Label is Wrong

    Very Possibly, Your Approved Label is Wrong
    From the demise of Prohibition until about a year ago, you could fairly safely assume your label was right, if it was approved by TTB. Most people assumed they had a “safe harbor,” created upon approval, even if some of the claims…
Rank this Week: 514

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
  • Apr 30

    Employment Law Update: Proposed Sick Leave Regulation

    Employment Law Update: Proposed Sick Leave Regulation
    As we previously advised clients, on November 4 Massachusetts voters approved a ballot measure entitling employees to earned sick leave, which goes into effect on July 1, 2015. The Massachusetts Attorney General recently issued…
  • Apr 28

    MBBP to Sponsor Upcoming TiE Startup Con

    MBBP to Sponsor Upcoming TiE Startup Con
    MBBP is proud to sponsor TiE Startup Con, taking place at the Cambridge Marriott on Friday, May 1st. The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) is a non-profit, global community supporting entrepreneurs all over the world by offering education,…
  • Apr 20

    MBBP Attorney to Present at Upcoming MCLE Program – Primer on Preparing Massachusetts & Delaware LLC Document

    MBBP Attorney to Present at Upcoming MCLE Program – Primer on Preparing Massachusetts & Delaware LLC Document
    MBBP Attorney Charles A. Wry, Jr. will be among faculty presenting at MCLE New England’s upcoming program “Primer on Preparing Massachusetts & Delaware LLC Documents” on Tuesday, May 5th from 2:00 pm…
Rank this Week: 519

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/
  • Apr 30

    No Denying Dodd-Frank’s Role in Bank M&A

    No Denying Dodd-Frank’s Role in Bank M&A
    Here’s an American Banker article written by Donald Mullineaux, Chair of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati: What’s the relationship between increased financial regulation and industry consolidation? In his March 31…
  • Apr 29

    Schedule 13D Reform: Will Congress Get Involved?

    Schedule 13D Reform: Will Congress Get Involved?
    The battle over whether to shorten the Schedule 13D filing window has been long and drawn out. For example, as noted in this blog, SEC Commissioner Gallagher said last Fall that we shouldn’t expect changes to the 13D window “this…
  • Apr 28

    Get to Know: Delaware Vice Chancellor Travis Laster

    Get to Know: Delaware Vice Chancellor Travis Laster
    Travis Laster is one of the nicest guys on the bench. This podcast with Peter Ladig & Kyle Evans Gay of Morris James bears that out. Morris James has kicked off a new series of podcasts on Delaware law developments by the way…
Rank this Week: 580

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: 612

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: 619

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/
  • 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…
  • Mar 23

    Proposition 65: New Warning Regulations, New Proposed Amendments, A New Win for the Defense

    Proposition 65: New Warning Regulations, New Proposed Amendments, A New Win for the Defense
    There’s much happening in the world of Proposition 65 these days. In the posts coming up, Cal Biz Lit will talk about The status of the new safe harbor warning and web site regulations proposed by OEHHA; New AB 1252...
Rank this Week: 620