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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: 3

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: 18

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jun 28

    Competing for Market Shares: Why the Order of Moves Matters Even When It Shouldn't

    Competing for Market Shares: Why the Order of Moves Matters Even When It Shouldn't
    Stracke, Rudi ; Hörtnagl, Tanja and Kerschbamer, Rudolf explain Competing for Market Shares: Why the Order of Moves Matters Even When It Shouldn't. ABSTRACT: This paper analyzes a contest for market shares where two homogeneous firms compete…
  • Jun 27

    Pinar Akman Initial Reactions to the Infringement Decision in Google Search

    Pinar Akman Initial Reactions to the Infringement Decision in Google Search
    My friend Pinar Akman (we wrote a recent paper on online RPM and MFNs togther) asked me to post her initial thoughts on the Google search decision. Initial Reactions to the Infringement Decision in Google Search* Professor Pinar Akman…
  • Jun 27

    Retooling the Patent-Antitrust Intersection: Insights from Behavioral Economic

    Retooling the Patent-Antitrust Intersection: Insights from Behavioral Economic
    Daryl Lim, John Marshall Law, is Retooling the Patent-Antitrust Intersection: Insights from Behavioral Economics. ABSTRACT: Behavioral economics has been embraced in finance and implemented by the government. In IP law, scholars have argued…
Rank this Week: 20

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: 50

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 27

    Testimony before USTR on NAFTA

    Testimony before USTR on NAFTA
    I'll be testifying later today on behalf of the Organization for Transformative Works, based on this submission (for which Betsy Rosenblatt deserves primary credit, though she couldn't fly across the country to attend--a stark reminder that…
  • Jun 27

    Reading list: right of publicity

    Reading list: right of publicity
    Mark Bartholomew, The Political Economy of Celebrity Rights Whittier Law Review, ForthcomingAbstract:This essay discusses how the right of publicity became such a robust property right — much more far-reaching than analogous rights…
  • Jun 22

    Copyright Office issues 1201 report

    Copyright Office issues 1201 report
    Available here.  It's a lot to go through, but on first inspection they seem to be trying to address persistent problems, though in the main not by accepting the advice that participants had for them (like scheduling 1201 exemption…
Rank this Week: 69

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/
Rank this Week: 86

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/
  • Jun 27

    The Business of Minor League Baseball: Antitrust Exemption May Be Wrong, But 9th Circuit is Right

    The Business of Minor League Baseball: Antitrust Exemption May Be Wrong, But 9th Circuit is Right
    Reuters reports that minor league baseball players lost a claim for artificially low" wages. The court found, appropriately: "The employment contracts of minor league players relate to the business of providing public baseball games…
  • Jun 26

    The Traveling Business Law Prof: Part III - Using What You Pack

    The Traveling Business Law Prof: Part III - Using What You Pack
    This post follows on my earlier travel posts on prepacking and packing for conference travel. For last week's post, I used my trip to Mexico City for the Law and Society Association conference as an example. This week, I assess...
  • Jun 25

    ICYMI: #corpgov Tweets From the Week (June 25, 2017)

    ICYMI: #corpgov Tweets From the Week (June 25, 2017)
    "Here's everything that went wrong with Uber this year" https://t.co/MZoGG88SSm #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) June 21, 2017 "When Are We Going to Talk About Money? A Nonprofit M&A Primer for the Business Attorney"…
Rank this Week: 93

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: 98

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
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/
  • Jun 28

    Kokesh Footnote 3 Notwithstanding: The Future of the Disgorgement Penalty in SEC Case

    Kokesh Footnote 3 Notwithstanding: The Future of the Disgorgement Penalty in SEC Case
    New article on the recent Kokesh case by yours truly. I was limited to 5,000 words by the review, so it's short and very to the point: Disgorgement of ill-gotten gains long has been a basic tool in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jun 26

    Kitchen Gadget

    Kitchen Gadget
    I've been using the Nordic Ware Microwave Egg Boiler to produce exceptional soft-boiled eggs. https://t.co/mvQFZCwaho RECOMMENDED — Professor Bainbridge (@ProfBainbridge) June 26, 2017 I got this... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Jun 25

    Bainbridge books now on Kindle

    Bainbridge books now on Kindle
    Did you know Corporate Law (Concepts and Insights) by Stephen Bainbridge is now on Kindle? https://t.co/z5NHGVUudD via @amazon — Professor Bainbridge (@ProfBainbridge) June 26, 2017 Did you know my... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 106

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • Jun 28

    News Headlines for Jun 28, 2017

    News Headlines for Jun 28, 2017
    Franchise Services of North America Inc. Announces Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Filing ,BioNitrogen Announces Results of Chapter 11 Process, The Shutdown of All Corporate Activity and the Resignation of Chairman and CEO
  • Jun 28

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Jun 28, 2017

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Jun 28, 2017
    The following list is a sample of the bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings that have been filed over the past twenty-four hours in selected bankruptcy courts nationwide: U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Alabama U.S.…
  • Jun 27

    News Headlines for Jun 27, 2017

    News Headlines for Jun 27, 2017
    Stroock Bringing Aboard Restructuring Team ,Code Red: Healthcare Restructurings on the Rise ,$69 Billion Worth of Bezos Bombshells ,Dear Bankruptcy Asset Purchaser, Got Good Faith? | Fox Rothschild LLP ,Edward Altman sees similarities to 2007…
Rank this Week: 107

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
  • Jun 28

    “Captured Boards”: The Rise of “Super Directors” and the Case for a Board Suite

    “Captured Boards”: The Rise of “Super Directors” and the Case for a Board Suite
    In October 1972, former Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg resigned from his seat as a director of Trans World Airlines. In a New York Times article published afterward, he expressed his frustration, stating that: “[t]he outside…
  • Jun 28

    The Financial CHOICE Act and the Debate Over Shareholder Proposal

    The Financial CHOICE Act and the Debate Over Shareholder Proposal
    A lively debate is erupting over a provision in the House-approved Financial CHOICE Act that would increase the stock ownership threshold for submitting shareholder proposals in the company’s proxy statement from the current level of…
  • Jun 27

    Just How Iron-Clad are Contractual Rights to Payment On Preferred Stock of a Solvent Company?

    Just How Iron-Clad are Contractual Rights to Payment On Preferred Stock of a Solvent Company?
    Minority equity investments in public companies are on the rise. These are often structured as an investment in convertible preferred stock to give the investor a senior position to other equity while preserving equity upside through the…
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/
  • Apr 21

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting
    CALL FOR PAPERS AALS Section on Transactional Law and Skills Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting 2018 AALS Annual Meeting San Diego, CA This call for papers solicits unpublished papers that analyze the question of access to…
  • Apr 4

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation
    Fifth Annual Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation: Call for Papers UCLA School of Law, in conjunction with the University of Richmond School of Law, Boston University School of Law, and University of Illinois College of Law,…
  • Feb 7

    Appraisal and Merger Price

    Appraisal and Merger Price
    Over the past couple of years something has been happening in appraisal litigation. For a long time, appraisal litigation was something of a backwater: experts battling over which variables a judge must insert into a discounted cash flow…
Rank this Week: 113

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/
  • Apr 3

    The Houston Open at a Crossroads Again

    The Houston Open at a Crossroads Again
    With Shell Oil Company pulling out as the Houston Open’s title sponsor after a successful 26-year run, the Houston Golf Association finds itself in an all too familiar position — what must be done to make the venerable tournament…
  • Feb 13

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

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

    My Jeff Bagwell Story

    My Jeff Bagwell Story
    Astros legend Jeff Bagwell was finally elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, something that I pointed out should have been a no-brainer over a decade ago. But Hall of Fame voting is not always rational or even well-informed, so ……
Rank this Week: 118

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/
  • Jun 26

    "As Is" Clauses Don't Grant You Immunity If You Commit Fraud -- and Parol Evidence Can Help Prove It

    "As Is" Clauses Don't Grant You Immunity If You Commit Fraud -- and Parol Evidence Can Help Prove It
    A recent case out of South Dakota, Oxton v. Rudland, #28070 (behind paywall), is another case involving alleged fraud during the sale and purchase of a house, this one with an explicit parol evidence debate. As in the previous case...
  • Jun 23

    Trade Usage vs. Express Terms in Lawsuit Against Hardware Store

    Trade Usage vs. Express Terms in Lawsuit Against Hardware Store
    When I teach "usage of trade" (UCC § 1-303) in Contracts or in Sales, I inevitably bring up the example of "two-by-four" lumber. The example is a good one in that most students either already know first hand that a...
  • Jun 22

    “Bachelor in Paradise” – Or Contractual Hell?

    “Bachelor in Paradise” – Or Contractual Hell?
    An article on CNN Media posted on June 21 reads, in part: “A contract for the current season of ‘Bachelor in Paradise,’ which CNNMoney … has confirmed as authentic, provides a rare window behind the scenes of reality shows, in...
Rank this Week: 131

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

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: 140

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
Rank this Week: 146

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/
  • Jun 22

    M&A Litigation: Standards of Review

    M&A Litigation: Standards of Review
    A member of the Delaware Court of Chancery has penned a chapter for an upcoming book on stockholder litigation. An overview of the chapter was recently published on the Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog. This scholarly writing…
  • Jun 16

    Challenge to State Bid Dispute Denied

    Challenge to State Bid Dispute Denied
    Justin M. Forcier, an associate in the Delaware office of Eckert Seamans, prepared this overview. A recent Chancery decision provides guidance for attorneys seeking injunctive relief in connection with a bid dispute for a state contract…
  • Jun 16

    Challenge to State Dispute Denied

    Challenge to State Dispute Denied
    Justin M. Forcier, an associate in the Delaware office of Eckert Seamans, prepared this overview. A recent Chancery decision provides guidance for attorneys seeking injunctive relief in connection with a bid dispute for a state contract…
Rank this Week: 176

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: 185

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: 188

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: 214

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/
  • Jun 23

    Many Countries Continue to Tighten Restrictions on NGO

    Many Countries Continue to Tighten Restrictions on NGO
    This may be because I have been writing in this area (shameless plug), but there seem to be numerous recent stories about various countries increasing the legal restrictions on nonprofits and especially nonprofits with foreign connections.…
  • Jun 23

    Blumberg, Canadian Registered Charities Revoked as a Result of Audit 1992-2017

    Blumberg, Canadian Registered Charities Revoked as a Result of Audit 1992-2017
    Mark Blumberg (Blumberg Segal LLP) has put together a list, with relevant links, of all 447 Canadian registered charities that have had their charity status revoked by the Charities Directorate of the Canada Revenue Service over the past 25…
  • Jun 23

    More Social Enterprise Articles & Book Chapter

    More Social Enterprise Articles & Book Chapter
    Earlier this week I posted a link to the recently published Financing the Benefit Corporation article by Dana Brakman Reiser and Steven Dean, but there have been a number of other recent articles and book chapters relating to social…
Rank this Week: 217

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
  • May 2

    Aaron Nielson, "The Past and Future of Deference: From Justice Scalia to Justice Gorsuch"

    Aaron Nielson, "The Past and Future of Deference: From Justice Scalia to Justice Gorsuch"
    With commentary by Professor Daniel Hemel Professor Nielson is a law professor at Brigham Young University and teaches/writes in the areas of administrative law, civil procedure, federal courts, and antitrust. Before joining the faculty,…
  • Apr 21

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)
    Featuring Professors Nancy Chi Cantalupo, Katharine Baker, Daniel Hemel, and Richard Epstein. Moderated by Professor Emily Buss. Presented by the Domestic and Sexual Violence Project, Defenders, Law Women's Caucus, Education and Child…
  • Mar 7

    Gillian Thomas, "Title VII and Women in the Workplace"

    Gillian Thomas, "Title VII and Women in the Workplace"
    Gillian Thomas, staff attorney at the ACLU Women's Rights Project, will discuss issues in her recently-published book, Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years about Title VII and its effects for women in the workplace. The book…
Rank this Week: 218

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/
  • May 25

    Alzheimer’s disease: Facts versus fiction

    Alzheimer’s disease: Facts versus fiction
    The number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States is growing rapidly. So, too, are the number of myths surrounding the disease and other forms of dementia. Let’s begin by looking at what we do know about…
  • May 22

    Fair and Equal Estate Planning

    Fair and Equal Estate Planning
    Is Equal Fair with Estate Planning? Most of our clients want to treat their children fairly and equally.  Splitting assets equally among the children may be easy, but is it fair? When dividing assets, it is often important to determine…
  • May 19

    Online wills may cause trouble and additional cost

    Online wills may cause trouble and additional cost
    There have been many reports of unintended consequences related to the use of online wills over the past few years.  In fact, I have written about many of these issues on this blog. It is important for individuals to understand that…
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
  • Jun 28

    Your Unfriendly, Corporate Tone Is Alienating Employee

    Your Unfriendly, Corporate Tone Is Alienating Employee
    Just when you were told to leave your lawyer at work, now you’re told that even being lawyer-like at work can be a problem: “Take a time machine back to your company’s headquarters in say,... The post Your Unfriendly,…
  • Jun 27

    Chatbots Get the Thumbs Down for Complex Legal Advice

    Chatbots Get the Thumbs Down for Complex Legal Advice
    At least for now, it appears that people are not ready to trust a chatbot for complex legal advice: “Whilst most would refuse to take advice from a robot for complex cases, one in five... The post Chatbots Get the Thumbs Down for…
  • Jun 26

    Five Ways to Leave Your Lawyer at Work

    Five Ways to Leave Your Lawyer at Work
    Tal Fagin, a former M&A attorney and a certified life coach, is interviewed on “how to leave your lawyer at work”.  Yes, we’re talking about you, not your co-workers or outside counsel: “There are…
Rank this Week: 231

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Jun 28

    Enforcement: SEC Targets “Known Trends” Disclosure

    Enforcement: SEC Targets “Known Trends” Disclosure
    Earlier this month, the SEC’s Division of Enforcement entered a cease & desist order against the former CEO & CFO of UTi Worldwide, a multinational freight forwarding company.  The proceeding involved alleged…
  • Jun 27

    Earnings Calls: Using Sli.do

    Earnings Calls: Using Sli.do
    Twitter is so 2016. At our recent “Women’s 100 Conference,” one forward-thinking company said their IR team prefers live Q&A via “Sli.do” – an audience interaction platform that lets you crowd-source…
  • Jun 26

    E&S Proposals: Fidelity’s Updated Guideline

    E&S Proposals: Fidelity’s Updated Guideline
    We’ve blogged a few times about Vanguard’s updated proxy voting guidelines and the impact they might be having on recent climate change proposals. We shouldn’t overlook that Fidelity’s also joined the party.…
Rank this Week: 291

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 27

    Minimizing the Liability of Directors: SEBI’s Order in the Zylog Case

    Minimizing the Liability of Directors: SEBI’s Order in the Zylog Case
    [Guest post by Amitabh Robin Singh, who is a corporate lawyer practising in Mumbai]Liability of directors is a sensitive topic in India, particularly for foreign investors who propose to nominate directors to the boards of their Indian…
  • Jun 27

    Consolidation of Promoter Holdings: Exemptions from Takeover Offer

    Consolidation of Promoter Holdings: Exemptions from Takeover Offer
    The SEBI (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) Regulations, 2011 (the “Takeover Regulations”) provide for a series of exemptions involving consolidation of promoter shareholdings whereby acquirers of shares in such…
  • Jun 26

    The amended Arbitration Act: The Power to Nominate and the Choice of the Nominee

    The amended Arbitration Act: The Power to Nominate and the Choice of the Nominee
    The Bombay High Court in DBM Geotechnics v. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. recently decided a short but important point arising out of the recent Amendments to the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996. In particular, the Court had…
Rank this Week: 299

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/
  • Apr 28

    Why the Westin Cincinnati is likely the very worst Westin in the country.

    Why the Westin Cincinnati is likely the very worst Westin in the country.
    How do we count the ways in which the Westin Cincinnati is a very, very bad hotel?First, the good news:  friendly staff and great location.  That, however, is the only good news.1.  Let's start with safety.  There should…
  • Apr 20

    Predicted this in 2012.

    Predicted this in 2012.
    The story on Whittier in the NYT is here.As I said in 2012, "[t]he world doesn’t need as many ABA-accredited law schools as it has already, just as the world has figured out that it doesn’t need as many U.S.-based BigLaw firms as…
  • Mar 18

    Well, Jeff now gets to use a Satan emoji to describe me.

    Well, Jeff now gets to use a Satan emoji to describe me.
    Here's why:I was at the Burbank airport earlier this week, returning my rental car, and I heard a running sound.  The next thing I knew, a man (whose weight I've estimated at over 200 lbs--he was a big guy) had tripped, fallen into me,…
Rank this Week: 307

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/
  • Jun 28

    Is A Racial Or Ethnic Group A “Person”?

    Is A Racial Or Ethnic Group A “Person”?
    Yesterday’s post concerned the U.S. Supreme Court’s holding in Matal v. Tam, 2017 U.S. LEXIS 3872 (June 19, 2017) that the “disparagement clause” of the Lanham Act violates the Free Speech Clause of the First…
  • Jun 27

    Incorporating Under A Disparaging Name

    Incorporating Under A Disparaging Name
    In Matal v. Tam, 2017 U.S. LEXIS 3872 (June 19, 2017), the U.S. Supreme Court found the “disparagement clause” of the Lanham Act violates the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment.  The “disparagement…
  • Jun 26

    The Taxpayer Transparency And Fairness Act Is Anything But

    The Taxpayer Transparency And Fairness Act Is Anything But
    Recently, I wrote about the stealth with which the California legislature enacted AB 102, which it ironically named the Taxpayer Transparency and Fairness Act of 2017.  Having been birthed in opacity, AB 102 will operate with even less…
Rank this Week: 365

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Jun 16

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for June 16

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for June 16
    I want to clarify my Pay-to-Play and Yard Signs post from earlier this week. I think an early draft of the post was sent through the email system that was incorrect. A senior SEC official clearly stated that yard signs are not limited by…
  • Jun 14

    Yard Signs and Pay to Play

    Yard Signs and Pay to Play
    I was fortunate to be able to attend the Securities and Exchange Commission’s CCO Outreach in Boston yesterday. I’ll post more later, but today I wanted focus on one topic that one panel discussed: the pay to play rule. The CCO…
  • Jun 12

    Financial Choice Act Passes the House

    Financial Choice Act Passes the House
    While the political lens was focused on the James Comey testimony, the House of Representatives passed the Financial Choice Act. The bill is big change to many of the Dodd-Frank. For private funds, the most interesting section is: TITLE…
Rank this Week: 414

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/
  • Jun 21

    Second Circuit Holds that Contingent Equity-Based Compensation of Former Lehman Employees are Subordinate to Creditor Claim

    Second Circuit Holds that Contingent Equity-Based Compensation of Former Lehman Employees are Subordinate to Creditor Claim
    In In re Lehman Bros. Holdings Inc. 855 F.3d 459 (2d Cir. 2017), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a district court order subordinating the claims of former Lehman Bros. (“Lehman”) employees…
  • May 30

    WannaCry Ransomware Alert

    WannaCry Ransomware Alert
    This is not a drill. Companies and law enforcement agencies around the world have been left scrambling after the world’s most prolific ransomware attack hit over 500,000 computers in 150 countries over a span of only 4 days. The…
  • Mar 17

    SEC Adopts Rule Requiring Hyperlinks to Exhibits and HTML Formatting

    SEC Adopts Rule Requiring Hyperlinks to Exhibits and HTML Formatting
    On March 1, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced the adoption of amendments that will require registrants that file certain registration statements and reports subject to the exhibit requirements of Item…
Rank this Week: 446

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/
  • May 15

    Meet the Money 2017 presentations now available for download!

    Meet the Money 2017 presentations now available for download!
    15 May 2017 Meet the Money®2017 wrapped up last week at the Hyatt Regency LAX, and looks to be one of our most successful years yet! More than 350 hotel industry leaders gathered to hear from 130+ speakers who gave their expert…
  • May 15

    Meet the Money 2017 presentations now available for download!

    Meet the Money 2017 presentations now available for download!
    15 May 2017 Meet the Money®2017 wrapped up last week at the Hyatt Regency LAX, and looks to be one of our most successful years yet! More than 350 hotel industry leaders gathered to hear from 130+ speakers who gave their expert…
  • May 10

    The Lodging Industry Investment Council’s Top Ten: investment trends and challenge

    The Lodging Industry Investment Council’s Top Ten: investment trends and challenge
    10 May 2017 Hotel Real Estate: Forecasting Clear Skies with Some Clouds and Slightly Cooling Temperatures For well over a decade, the members of the hotel industry’s preeminent think tank, “LIIC – The Lodging Industry…
Rank this Week: 468

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
  • Jun 19

    Vive la révolution

    Vive la révolution
    Well, we may have only one retailer in the near future — AmazonWholeFoods. But we sure have a lot of beer to choose from. This jumped out at me when looking at beer approvals from a recent 10 day period in 2017. I saw no less than 720…
  • May 30

    Powdered Alcohol is Not Dead

    Powdered Alcohol is Not Dead
    Just when we least expected it, here is another version of powdered alcohol. It got approved a couple weeks ago, after grinding through the process for a good long while (six months or more). Many thanks to an astute reader for pointing this…
  • May 25

    Gluten

    Gluten
    We wanted to check in and see what’s been happening with gluten claims, in connection with alcohol beverages. LabelVision data shows virtually no references to gluten until 2012. Then, TTB approved the first label with a nice, clear…
Rank this Week: 481

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Jun 16

    CFTC Banned David Liew from Trading

    CFTC Banned David Liew from Trading
    Washington, DC – Earlier this June, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) charged David Liew for illegal practices in the precious metals futures contracts. CFTC banned David Liew from trading, because of…
  • Jun 15

    This is the Title Page of the Article

    This is the Title Page of the Article
      The post This is the Title Page of the Article appeared first on CFTC Law.
  • May 30

    CFTC Extends No-Act SEFs and DCMs from Certain CFTC Regulations for Correction of Error

    CFTC Extends No-Act SEFs and DCMs from Certain CFTC Regulations for Correction of Error
    Washington, DC — Today, a no-action letter issued by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Division of Market Oversight and Division of Clearing and Risk (Divisions) will serve as an extension to the relief... The…
Rank this Week: 482

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/
  • Apr 7

    It Doesn't Take Magic Words To Revoke An Offer

    It Doesn't Take Magic Words To Revoke An Offer
    The lawyers in Baker v. Bowden, 2017 NCBC 30, decided this week by Judge Robinson, were negotiating a settlement agreement by email.  The Plaintiff thought that it had a deal.  When the Defendant balked, the Plaintiff moved the…
  • Mar 28

    First Published Opinion From New Business Court Judge Conrad

    First Published Opinion From New Business Court Judge Conrad
    Business Court Judges don't have to issue written Opinions in cases granting Preliminary Injunctions.  (G.S. § 7A-45.3 limits the obligation to issue a written Opinion to rulings rendered per NCRCP 12, 56, 59, and 60).  But…
  • Mar 15

    NC Business Court On Conflicting Rules Of Civil Procedure: Do You Need Leave Of Court To Amend Your Answer To Add A Counterclaim?

    NC Business Court On Conflicting Rules Of Civil Procedure: Do You Need Leave Of Court To Amend Your Answer To Add A Counterclaim?
    If I asked you if you were familiar with Rule 13(f) of the NC Rules of Civil Procedure, I'm betting that you would respond with a glassy stare and a slack jaw.  That Rule deals with a counterclaim that you should have made in your…
Rank this Week: 508

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
  • Jun 27

    ConforMIS Receives FDA Clearance for iTotal Hip Replacement System

    ConforMIS Receives FDA Clearance for iTotal Hip Replacement System
    Firm client ConforMIS, Inc. received FDA 510(k) clearance for its primary iTotal Hip replacement system. Chief Executive Officer and President Mark Augusti remarked: Having treated over 50,000 patients with customized knee replacement…
  • Jun 22

    Matal v. Tam: The Supreme Court Rejects the Prohibition on Disparaging Trademark

    Matal v. Tam: The Supreme Court Rejects the Prohibition on Disparaging Trademark
    By: Sean Detweiler and Bianca Sena On Monday June 19, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Trademark Office’s denial of registration for “disparaging” trademarks under Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act violates…
  • Jun 21

    The Risks of Using Finders and Unregistered Broker

    The Risks of Using Finders and Unregistered Broker
    Private fund managers often use placement agents, finders, and other intermediaries to help raise capital for their investment funds. Using an intermediary that has failed to register as a broker-dealer, however, is fraught with risk. In his…
Rank this Week: 518

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: 572

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/
  • Jun 28

    Transcript: “Public Company Carve-Outs – The Nuggets”

    Transcript: “Public Company Carve-Outs – The Nuggets”
    We have posted the transcript of our recent webcast: “Public Company Carve-Outs: The Nuggets.” – John Jenkin
  • Jun 27

    Antitrust: 3rd Party Subpoenas in M&A Investigation

    Antitrust: 3rd Party Subpoenas in M&A Investigation
    When a big deal’s brewing in your industry, it’s not unusual for other competitors to receive inquiries from antitrust regulators concerning the market impact of the potential deal.  Those inquiries sometimes…
  • Jun 26

    Delaware: Not Material? Sometimes You Should Still Disclose

    Delaware: Not Material? Sometimes You Should Still Disclose
    In a recent blog, Steve Quinlivan flagged a new Delaware Supreme Court decision in which Chief Justice Strine affirmed a Chancery Court’s decision to dismiss fiduciary duty & disclosure claims – but…
Rank this Week: 582

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 20

    Seventh Circuit Rejects Consumer Fraud Class in Putative Eye Drop Class Action

    Seventh Circuit Rejects Consumer Fraud Class in Putative Eye Drop Class Action
    Following a lengthy allegory involving cats, one of Judge Posner’s favorite topics, he made note of the defendants’ argument that only a tiny percentage of each eye drop has a therapeutic effect on a patient’s eye, with the…
  • Jun 20

    What Are Interrogatories? Chicago Business Trial Attorney

    What Are Interrogatories? Chicago Business Trial Attorney
    Super Lawyers named Illinois commercial law trial attorneys Peter Lubin and Vincent DiTommaso Super Lawyers in the Categories of Class Action, Business Litigation and Consumer Rights Litigation. DiTommaso-Lubin's Illinois business trial…
  • Jun 19

    Trader Jailed for Allegedly Stealing Trade Secrets — Chicago Trade Secret Lawyers Near Naperville

    Trader Jailed for Allegedly Stealing Trade Secrets — Chicago Trade Secret Lawyers Near Naperville
    WH Trading is an international proprietary securities trading firm that is based in Chicago, but also has offices in New York, Singapore, Frankfurt, and London. The company acts as a market maker and engages in both electronic trading and…
Rank this Week: 617

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/
  • May 24

    Emotional Intelligence and Why It’s Important In Mediation

    Emotional Intelligence and Why It’s Important In Mediation
    The other day, CBL ran across an interesting mediation article in International Comparative Jurisprudence by Edward J. Kelly of the University of Tennessee and Natalija Kaminiskiené of Lithuania’s Mykolis Romeric University. The…
  • May 17

    PROPOSITION 65 SIXTY DAY NOTICES ARE SKYROCKETING – AND WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE WHY!

    PROPOSITION 65 SIXTY DAY NOTICES ARE SKYROCKETING – AND WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE WHY!
    It’s been more than a year since CBL did an analysis of the frequency various chemicals were the subjects of Proposition 65 Sixty Day Notices / Notices of Violation. As most readers will know, before private party enforcer can bring...
  • Jan 31

    Ninth Circuit Rules “No, You Can’t Just Stash the Binding Arbitration Agreement in the Box”

    Ninth Circuit Rules “No, You Can’t Just Stash the Binding Arbitration Agreement in the Box”
    We know that under the “shrink-wrap doctrine,” the manufacturer of software can place language on the outside of its package stating that by opening the shrink-wrap around the DVD or CD-ROM that contains the software, the user…
Rank this Week: 624

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: 630

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: 636

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

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

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
  • Jun 22

    Exclusive Agreement Between Hospital and Insurance Plan Does Not Violate Section 1

    Exclusive Agreement Between Hospital and Insurance Plan Does Not Violate Section 1
    The Seventh Circuit refused to revive an exclusive dealing claim by one hospital against its competitor because of an exclusivity agreement with an insurance plan. Judge Richard Posner wrote the short opinion strongly reiterating in the…
  • Jun 21

    EU Telecoms Regulation Based on Unilateral Market Power Would be Contrary to EU Law

    EU Telecoms Regulation Based on Unilateral Market Power Would be Contrary to EU Law
    The existing EU regulatory framework for electronic communications obliges the EU Member States to provide in their national laws for certain powers and responsibilities of national regulatory authorities (“NRA”), in particular…
  • Jun 7

    Is Antitrust Law a Viable Substitute for Net Neutrality?

    Is Antitrust Law a Viable Substitute for Net Neutrality?
    In April 2017, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai issued a Notice of Proposed Order, Restoring Internet Freedom, seeking to reverse the FCC’s previous adoption of “net neutrality” principles in its March 2015 Open Internet Order. Net…
Rank this Week: 649