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DealBook

DealBook

Covers mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, IPOs, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and law. From The New York Times.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
Rank this Week: 2

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • May 2

    Tenure Track Business Law At Western Michigan

    Tenure Track Business Law At Western Michigan
    Details after the jump. Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Business Law: FALL 2017 The Department of Finance and Commercial Law in...
  • May 2

    AALS BA: CFP

    AALS BA: CFP
    Call for Papers – Joint Program with the AALS Section on Business Associations and the AALS Section on Comparative Law...
  • May 1

    Not That Into Deferred Prosecution Agreement

    Not That Into Deferred Prosecution Agreement
    There's a lot of DPAs out there, and it looks like two swallow spring of judicial supervision of them is...
Rank this Week: 19

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

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

    Strategic Capacity Investment Under Hold‐Up Threats: The Role of Contract Length and Width

    Strategic Capacity Investment Under Hold‐Up Threats: The Role of Contract Length and Width
    Laure Durand-Viel, Universite Paris Dauphine and Bertrand Villeneuve, Université Paris Dauphine; National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) - Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST) identify Strategic…
  • May 4

    Does the Excess Entry Theorem Hold in a Differentiated Oligopoly?

    Does the Excess Entry Theorem Hold in a Differentiated Oligopoly?
    Koichi Kagitani, Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, Takao Ohkawa, Ritsumeikan University, and Makoto Okamura, Hiroshima University - Economics ask Does the Excess Entry Theorem Hold in a Differentiated Oligopoly? ABSTRACT: Though it is…
  • May 3

    The Argument for Robust Competition Supervision in Developing and Transition Countrie

    The Argument for Robust Competition Supervision in Developing and Transition Countrie
    Frank Emmert, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law makes The Argument for Robust Competition Supervision in Developing and Transition Countries. ABSTRACT: This is a draft of an article that will be published - after some…
Rank this Week: 21

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • May 4

    Acknowledging the Limitations of the FTC’s “PAE” Study

    Acknowledging the Limitations of the FTC’s “PAE” Study
    [Below is an excellent essay by Devlin Hartline that was first posted at the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property blog last week, and I’m sharing it here.] ACKNOWLEDGING THE LIMITATIONS OF THE FTC’S “PAE”…
  • May 3

    Time to Confront Bias Against Patent Owners in Patent “Reform” Legislation like the VENUE Act

    Time to Confront Bias Against Patent Owners in Patent “Reform” Legislation like the VENUE Act
    Last March, I published an op ed in the the Washington Times on the proposed VENUE Act, a recently introduced bill taken wholesale from a portion of HR 9 (the tendentiously titled “Innovation Act”).  HR 9 has rightly…
  • May 2

    More proposed market interventions to control drug cost

    More proposed market interventions to control drug cost
    Last week, the Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing (CSRxP)—whose membership includes health insurance companies and other health payors, health providers, and consumers—proposed various reforms aimed at addressing the high…
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/
  • May 4

    CFP: IP + Race, at Boston College

    CFP: IP + Race, at Boston College
    The IP + Race conference hosted by Boston College in April 2017, sponsored by Jessica Silbey, Anjali Vats, Deidre Keller, and Amit Basole, is seeking participants.  They are expecting special musical guests for the conference as…
  • May 3

    Copyright Office 512 Roundtable: Open Mic

    Copyright Office 512 Roundtable: Open Mic
    Official description: Panelists from previous sessions and observers may sign up at the roundtable to comment on topics discussed during earlier panels or raise and discuss other pertinent issues.David Green, NBC Universal: what should the…
  • May 3

    Copyright Office 512 Roundtable: Future of 512

    Copyright Office 512 Roundtable: Future of 512
    (In homage to Jonathan Zittrain, I am giving this panel the nickname, The Future of the Internet and How To Stop It) Official description: General trends, including notice volume and other relevant empirical data; scalability and future…
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/
  • 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: 91

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 4

    Keynote Speakers Announced for Emory Law Conference on Transactional Law and Skill

    Keynote Speakers Announced for Emory Law Conference on Transactional Law and Skill
    I am looking forward to attending and presenting at Emory University School of Law’s upcoming conference (June 10-11) focused on the art and science of teaching transactional law and skills. I received word yesterday from Sue Payne, the…
  • May 3

    Call for Papers – Joint Program AALS Sections on Business Associations and Comparative Law

    Call for Papers – Joint Program AALS Sections on Business Associations and Comparative Law
    Submissions: manuscripts or abstracts must be submitted electronically to Professor Michelle Harner, Chair-Elect of the Section on Business Associations, at mharner@law.umaryland.edu August 24, 2016. The AALS Section on Business Associations…
  • May 3

    Entities Should Ask Before Exercising Citizens United and Hobby Lobby Right

    Entities Should Ask Before Exercising Citizens United and Hobby Lobby Right
    A recent Vanity Fair article discussing Citizens United is making the rounds. (I saw it on Facebook!) The article notes: It had already been established, in Buckley v. Valeo (1976), that anyone has a First Amendment right to spend his...
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: 97

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

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

    U.S. Supreme Court limits "pick off" attempts in federal court: Campbell-Ewald v. Gomez

    U.S. Supreme Court limits "pick off" attempts in federal court: Campbell-Ewald v. Gomez
    In Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, ___ S.Ct. ___ (2016), the U.S. Supreme Court held that the defendant may not "pick off" the class representative by offering full individual relief under Rule 68. If the plaintiff rejects the offer,…
  • Oct 29

    New opinion on pre-certification discovery: CVS Pharmacy, Inc. v. Superior Court

    New opinion on pre-certification discovery: CVS Pharmacy, Inc. v. Superior Court
    In CVS Pharmacy, Inc. v. Superior Court (DeLuca), ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Sept. 15, 2015; pub. ord. Oct. 15, 2015), the Court of Appeal (Third Appellate District) reversed the trial court's order allowing a proposed class representative who…
  • Oct 28

    New opinion applies exception to Concepcion: Garrido v. Air Liquide Indus. U.S. LP

    New opinion applies exception to Concepcion: Garrido v. Air Liquide Indus. U.S. LP
    In Garrido v. Air Liquide Industrial U.S. LP, ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Oct. 26, 2015), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Two) declined to enforce an arbitration clause with a class action ban, finding the clause…
Rank this Week: 102

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 3

    Trump versus Clinton

    Trump versus Clinton
    With the election no more or less settled (pace Bernie), many of you may be asking yourselves: How do I choose between two evils? So I've made a short list of your options: Pick the lesser of the two... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • May 3

    Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and the demise of the Reagan coalition

    Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and the demise of the Reagan coalition
    In a prior post, I discussed the legal issues raised by a WSJ article reporting on the Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff's high profile left-of-center social activism. In this post, I want to highlight... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • May 3

    I'd like to get Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff together with Chief Justice Leo Strine

    I'd like to get Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff together with Chief Justice Leo Strine
    In today's WSJ, we learn that Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff is using his position--and company resources--to advance a variety of liberal causes: “Marc rallies CEOs when business and trade groups are... [[ This is a content summary only.…
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
  • May 4

    SEC Enforcement and Internal Control Failure

    SEC Enforcement and Internal Control Failure
    We have previously written about how, over the past few years, the SEC and other regulatory agencies have devoted substantial resources to investigations regarding allegations that public companies have inadequate internal controls and/or a…
  • May 4

    What Do Insiders Know?

    What Do Insiders Know?
    The evidence that share repurchases and seasoned equity offers (SEOs) contain value-relevant information is extensive in the corporate finance literature. In addition, we also know that insider trading is informative about future firm value.…
  • May 3

    How Management Risk Affects Corporate Debt

    How Management Risk Affects Corporate Debt
    A firm’s default risk reflects not only the likelihood that it will have bad luck, but also the risk that the firm’s managerial decisions will lead the firm to default. Management risk occurs when the impact of management on firm…
Rank this Week: 110

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 26

    Charter-Time Warner Cable merger gets approval

    Charter-Time Warner Cable merger gets approval
    Two weeks after California recommended approval of the Charter-Time Warner Cable deal, now the DOJ/FCC have also cleared the way for that deal to close - but with conditions. On April 12, California administrative law judge recommend approval…
  • Apr 25

    New M&A Casebook

    New M&A Casebook
    I'm happy to announce the publication of a new casebook: Hill, Quinn, and Davidoff Solomon's Mergers and Acquisitions: Law, Theory, and Practice: Being an M&A practitioner or litigator requires not only a knowledge of the law—the…
  • Apr 13

    The end of the letter opinion?

    The end of the letter opinion?
    Over at The Chancery Daily, they have observed something interesting. There is has been a decline in letter opinions from the Chancery Court. I'd share some links, but The Chancery Daily is a newsletter, so you'll just have to pay...
Rank this Week: 111

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: 114

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 124

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: 132

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 4

    Oops! Will That Typo Cost You?

    Oops! Will That Typo Cost You?
    According to a recent Eleventh Circuit case, Patterson v. CitiMortgage, Inc., No. 14-14636, the answer is no. Toby Breedlove (an additional plaintiff in the suit) had bought a house with a CitiMortgage loan. After falling behind in his…
  • May 3

    Announcement: Martin J. Katz and Phoenix Cai to Give Keynote Address at Emory Law’s Fifth Biennial Conference on Teaching Transactional Law and Skills (June 10-11)

    Announcement: Martin J. Katz and Phoenix Cai to Give Keynote Address at Emory Law’s Fifth Biennial Conference on Teaching Transactional Law and Skills (June 10-11)
    At Emory University Law School’s upcoming June conference focused on the art and science of teaching transactional law and skills, the dynamic duo of Martin J. Katz and Phoenix Cai will deliver a keynote address entitled – “Encouraging…
  • May 3

    Arbitration Clauses in Legal Fee Agreement

    Arbitration Clauses in Legal Fee Agreement
    We all know about arbitration clauses but a recent case out of California, East Coast Foods v. Kelly, Lowry & Kelley, LLP, No. B262679, had something to say about arbitration specifically in the case of legal fee disputes. Is the...
Rank this Week: 134

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

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

    Join The Contingency

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

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!

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

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice

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

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • May 3

    Guest Post: Cyber-Liability Insurance and the Retroactive Date Exclusion

    Guest Post: Cyber-Liability Insurance and the Retroactive Date Exclusion
    Cyber liability insurance is a relatively new product and many of the terms and conditions found in cyber-liability policies are as yet untested in the courts. In this guest post, Stephen O’Donnell of the Steptoe & Johnson law firm…
  • May 2

    Private Company Management Liability Insurance Tune-Up Tip

    Private Company Management Liability Insurance Tune-Up Tip
    The private company management liability insurance environment is constantly changing. The liability environment is constantly evolving. Because of the changes in liabilities and exposures and because of the competitive nature of the…
  • May 1

    The Yates Memo: What Impact So Far?

    The Yates Memo: What Impact So Far?
    It has now been seven months since the U.S. Department of Justice announced — in the form of a September 9, 2015 memo from Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates — that it was adopting a policy focused on individual accountability…
Rank this Week: 149

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/
  • Apr 30

    Supreme Court Clarifies Duties of Delaware Director

    Supreme Court Clarifies Duties of Delaware Director
    The Delaware Supreme Court has provided clarity about the duties of directors of Delaware corporations who are appointed by particular stockholders. In OptimisCorp v. Waite, Del. Supr., No. 523, 2015 (2016), Delaware’s high court issued…
  • Apr 18

    Supreme Court Raises Threshold to Sue Non-Delaware Corporations in Delaware

    Supreme Court Raises Threshold to Sue Non-Delaware Corporations in Delaware
     The Delaware Supreme Court decided today, over a dissenting opinion, that a non-Delaware corporation cannot be sued in Delaware, even if it is registered to do business in Delaware, if the basis for the suit against it in Delaware is…
  • Apr 16

    Chancery Rejects Advancement Claim for Fees on Fee

    Chancery Rejects Advancement Claim for Fees on Fee
    Generally, a successful claim for advancement of legal fees for a former director or officer entitles the prevailing party to “fees on fees” incurred for obtaining the favorable ruling. A recent ruling from the…
Rank this Week: 177

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: 183

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: 184

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: 212

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 3

    Fagundes on Buying Happine

    Fagundes on Buying Happine
    David Fagundes (Univ. of Houston Law Center) recently posted Buying Happiness: Property, Acquisition, & Subjective Well-Being (William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 58, 2017, Forthcoming) to SSRN. Here is the abstract: Acquiring property is…
  • May 3

    Targeting Religious Organization Tax Benefits, Religious Orgs Pushing Back, and the Scandal of the Month

    Targeting Religious Organization Tax Benefits, Religious Orgs Pushing Back, and the Scandal of the Month
    A flurry of litigation targets the tax benefits enjoyed by religious organizations and their ministers, including the parsonage allowance exclusion and property tax exemptions. At the same time, religious organizations are pushing back on…
  • May 2

    IRS Finalizes New Examples of Program-Related Investment

    IRS Finalizes New Examples of Program-Related Investment
    Last week the IRS published final regulations under IRC section 4944 that finalize several new examples of program-related investments by private foundations. The Service made few changes to the proposed regulations, so the most interesting…
Rank this Week: 215

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

    Justin Driver, "The Southern Manifesto in Myth and Memory"

    Justin Driver, "The Southern Manifesto in Myth and Memory"
    Justin Driver is Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law and Herbert and Marjorie Fried Research Scholar. His principal research interests include constitutional law, constitutional theory, and the intersection of race with legal institutions. Prior…
  • Mar 9

    Laura Weinrib, “Freedom of Conscience and the Civil Liberties Path Not Taken”

    Laura Weinrib, “Freedom of Conscience and the Civil Liberties Path Not Taken”
    Recent efforts by opponents of same-sex marriage and reproductive rights to reorient their agenda around religious freedom have sparked an explosion of scholarship on religious claims for exemption from generally applicable laws. Professor…
  • Mar 8

    Dhammika Dharmapala, "The 'Credibility Revolution' in Empirical Law and Economics"

    Dhammika Dharmapala, "The 'Credibility Revolution' in Empirical Law and Economics"
    Dhammika Dharmapala is the Julius Kreeger Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. The 2016 Coase Lecture was presented on February 16, 2016.
Rank this Week: 221

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 4

    Prince – Estate planning

    Prince – Estate planning
    Like many deaths, the death of the legendary pop star Prince came as a shock and surprise for the world.  What shocked estate planning attorneys even more so is the possibility that Prince may have died without a will or an estate plan,…
  • Apr 25

    Foreign Wills: Are they valid in Florida?

    Foreign Wills: Are they valid in Florida?
    Foreign Wills: Will a Florida Court recognize them? The world is becoming a more global community and with that means the United States has seen an increase in the amount of foreign-born individuals living, visiting, and investing in the U.S.…
  • Apr 19

    Trust Funding

    Trust Funding
    Trust Funding Trust funding is one of the most important aspects of an estate plan or asset protection plan. Attorneys, and clients, hear so much about trust funding, but rarely is it truly understood or implemented properly. Given how…
Rank this Week: 223

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • May 3

    Suit says Starbucks puts too much ice in cup

    Suit says Starbucks puts too much ice in cup
    Earlier this year, a California customer sued Starbucks, contending that the company routinely underfills its cups when dispensing hot coffee drinks. Now a new lawsuit… The post Suit says Starbucks puts too much ice in cups appeared on…
  • May 2

    Uncle Sam employs more than 25,000 lawyer

    Uncle Sam employs more than 25,000 lawyer
    The federal government employs 25,060 people under the job classification “general attorney,” costing the government $3.3 billion last year. In 12 states, the total number… The post Uncle Sam employs more than 25,000…
  • Apr 29

    Lawyers Attack Rivals in TV Ad

    Lawyers Attack Rivals in TV Ad
    TGIF! Of course, many will say that this is another sign of the decline of the profession.  But just imagine if you had two Biglaw firms battling it out on the airwaves over which was best at some niche area of the law: “TV viewers…
Rank this Week: 240

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

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

    The JOBS Act Is So Over, Man!

    The JOBS Act Is So Over, Man!
    As noted in this press release, yesterday, the SEC approved amendments to revise the rules related to the thresholds for registration, termination of registration and suspension of reporting under Section 12(g) of the ’34 Act. I love it…
  • May 3

    Trust Indentures: 28-Firm White Paper

    Trust Indentures: 28-Firm White Paper
    This 28-Firm White Paper provides guidance that should facilitate the closing of certain debt restructurings and indenture amendments in the wake of two recent court decisions that interpreted Section 316(b) of the Trust Indenture Act as…
  • May 2

    Registration Statement Due Diligence: What Are Current Practices?

    Registration Statement Due Diligence: What Are Current Practices?
    Brink Dickerson of Troutman Sanders was wondering about how practices have evolved – or eroded – for bolstering the “due diligence” defense available to directors under Section 11(b)(3) of the 1933 Act. It seems that…
Rank this Week: 289

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 3

    Second Leg of SARFAESI: All Transactions to be Registered with CERSAI

    Second Leg of SARFAESI: All Transactions to be Registered with CERSAI
    [The following guest post is contributed by Niddhi Parmar of Vinod Kothari & Company. The author can be contacted at parmar@vinodkothari.com]IntroductionThe Central Government introduced the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial…
  • May 1

    Messer Holdings: Supreme Court Refuses to Decide on the Enforceability of Share Transfer Restriction

    Messer Holdings: Supreme Court Refuses to Decide on the Enforceability of Share Transfer Restriction
    As we have previously discussed on several occasions (hereand here), the question of enforceability of share transfer restrictions in Indian companies has been a vexed one. Although the Bombay High Court has sought to bring about some…
  • May 1

    Some Ambiguities in the Rules on Downstream Investment

    Some Ambiguities in the Rules on Downstream Investment
    [The following guest post is contributed by Ajay G. Prasad, who is a Senior Associate with Kochhar & Co, Bangalore. Views expressed in this post are personal and do not reflect the views of the firm.]Exchange control rules on downstream…
Rank this Week: 303

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

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

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 309

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/
  • May 4

    Is Forced Speech In Responding To Staff Comment Letters Inaccurate Speech?

    Is Forced Speech In Responding To Staff Comment Letters Inaccurate Speech?
    In 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that all comment letters would request that the issuer include the so-called “Tandy Letter”.  Thus, all staff comment letters include a request for a written statement…
  • May 3

    Simple Majority Voting And The Magna Carta

    Simple Majority Voting And The Magna Carta
    Some activists are continuing to submit stockholder proposals seeking the implementation of “simple majority voting”.  For example,  Morgan Stanley’s 2016 proxy statement includes the following…
  • May 2

    Why Delaware Corporations Should Worry About California Law When Making Dividend

    Why Delaware Corporations Should Worry About California Law When Making Dividend
    When paying a dividend to shareholders, California corporations are subject to Chapter 5 of the California Corporations Code.  Corporations incorporated in Delaware and other states may also be subject to Chapter 5 if they meet the…
Rank this Week: 374

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • May 4

    Private Equity Real Estate Top 50 – 2016 Edition of Who is Registered

    Private Equity Real Estate Top 50 – 2016 Edition of Who is Registered
    Private Equity Real Estate has released its ranking of the top 50 real estate private equity fund managers. As I have done in the past, I parsed the list to see which managers are registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as…
  • May 3

    Custody Failure Pinned On the Gatekeeper

    Custody Failure Pinned On the Gatekeeper
    I remember the SFX case because the CCO was charged for compliance failures. Now the auditors of SFX have been been charged for their failures. SFX Financial Advisory Management Enterprises is wholly-owned by Live Nation Entertainment and…
  • Apr 29

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for April 29

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for April 29
    I’m back from vacation and have a big stack of compliance-related stories to read. These are some of them. Why Haven’t Bankers Been Punished? Just Read These Insider SEC Emails by Jesse Eisinger in Pro Publica James Kidney, a…
Rank this Week: 415

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: 433

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: 453

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: 464

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 Surveillance In a response to a request by the CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee for comment on how best to develop a 21st century surveillance system, the Financial…
  • 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 Constraints Recently 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…
Rank this Week: 478

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 15

    Red Stripe Wins a Big Round

    Red Stripe Wins a Big Round
    Last week, a federal court dismissed a putative class-action lawsuit against Diageo, holding that Red Stripe’s labeling and packaging does not, as a matter of law, mislead reasonable consumers into thinking that Red Stripe is made in…
  • Apr 12

    LSD Causes Unchill in DC

    LSD Causes Unchill in DC
    The Washington Times and CityPages claim that TTB recently rebuffed a Minnesota brewer, in its efforts to hint about LSD on a beer label. In doing so, the CityPages article took a few tough shots at TTB, calling them a “bunch of unchill…
  • Mar 28

    Tolerance, Intent, and Deception: Sixth Circuit Decides on A-B Labeling

    Tolerance, Intent, and Deception: Sixth Circuit Decides on A-B Labeling
    On March 22, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed a district court’s dismissal of a putative class action lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch. In In re: Anheuser-Busch Beer Labeling Marketing and Sales Practices…
Rank this Week: 488

North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

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

http://www.ncbusinesslitigationreport.com/
  • Feb 3

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

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

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

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

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

    NC Business Court Revokes Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Lawyer
    Judge McGuire came down pretty hard on a Florida attorney admitted pro hac vice (meaning "for this one particular occasion") by another Superior Court Judge, in McCarthy v. Hampton, 2016NCBC 4.  He revoked the lawyer's admission and…
Rank this Week: 504

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 27

    M&A Considerations for Venture-Backed Companies – Register now!

    M&A Considerations for Venture-Backed Companies – Register now!
    MBBP to host a panel of experienced deal makers who will provide an insider’s perspective on what it takes to successfully position a venture backed company for sale and get a deal done. These panelists include Brady…
  • Apr 21

    5/4/16 – Life Sciences Series Panel 1: Business and IP Strategy

    5/4/16 – Life Sciences Series Panel 1: Business and IP Strategy
    Join us at MBBP‘s Waltham office on Wednesday, May 4th at 7:00am for a look at Building Your Product & Patent Strategy from the Ground Floor. This is the first of four events in the 2016 Life Science Panel Series. This…
  • Apr 20

    Josh French Panelist for TechSandbox’s unPanel Event

    Josh French Panelist for TechSandbox’s unPanel Event
    On May 5th, Attorney Josh French will be a panelist at “Networking with a Twist: The Expert’s unPanel” presented by TechSandBox. On this panel will be ten experts in all different aspects of starting a business.…
Rank this Week: 522

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/
  • May 4

    How to Involve Compensation Committees in M&A-Related Decision

    How to Involve Compensation Committees in M&A-Related Decision
    Here’s an excerpt from this Willis Towers Watson memo: Most importantly, the compensation committee should be involved in the design and execution of acquisition-related executive compensation programs in order to maximize the…
  • May 3

    A Novel One: Gannett’s “Just Vote No” Campaign = Merger Talks?

    A Novel One: Gannett’s “Just Vote No” Campaign = Merger Talks?
    Is it novel for a wannabe acquiror to put pressure on a target by running a ‘withhold’ campaign? Yes, it’s very unusual. There may have been others, but not that I can think of. The intro from this WSJ article explains the…
  • May 2

    Webcast: “M&A Research – Nuts & Bolts”

    Webcast: “M&A Research – Nuts & Bolts”
    Tune in tomorrow for the webcast – “M&A Research: Nuts & Bolts” – to hear Cooley’s Mutya Harsch; Wachtell Lipton’s Susan Hesse; White & Case’s Dan Kessler; Foley & Lardner’s Ben…
Rank this Week: 576

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: 587

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
  • May 3

    Volvo Sued in Class Action Over Claims that Mileage Promises Were Overblown for Electric Car

    Volvo Sued in Class Action Over Claims that Mileage Promises Were Overblown for Electric Car
    Electric cars are still a relatively new phenomenon. They started a few years ago with hybrid cars that used both gas and electricity, but some vehicle manufacturers are starting to claim consumers can drive their cars for miles using just…
  • May 2

    More Arbitration Agreements Blocking Class Actions in Certain Settings May Soon Be Banned

    More Arbitration Agreements Blocking Class Actions in Certain Settings May Soon Be Banned
    Consumer advocates have long been saying the inability to bring a class action against a company when bound by an arbitration agreement is the aspect of arbitration that does the most damage to consumers and the recent CFPB report agreed with…
  • May 1

    FTC Cracks Down on Used Car Dealer Fraud — What are the Latest Scams?

    FTC Cracks Down on Used Car Dealer Fraud — What are the Latest Scams?
    Our Chicago automobile fraud and Lemon law attorneys near Evanston and Lombard have experience representing victims of odometer roll backs, title washing, fake or improper certifications of rebuilt wrecks and other used car scams. We bring…
Rank this Week: 622

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/
Rank this Week: 627

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

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

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

    China to allow online sales of prescription drugs…

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

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

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

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

    +1 RT @SirSteven: sit back a moment and imagine ho…
    +1 RT @SirSteven: sit back a moment and imagine how much better the world so far this year would be without religion. © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
Rank this Week: 629

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: 648

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

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

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
  • Apr 29

    European Court of Justice to Rule on Legality of Online Sales Ban

    European Court of Justice to Rule on Legality of Online Sales Ban
    An appeal court in Frankfurt has asked the European Court of Justice to clarify the application of the competition rules to online sales. The Frankfurt court made its request in the context of a dispute between a leader in beauty products…
  • Mar 21

    China’s Anti-Unfair Competition Law Is Poised For An Update

    China’s Anti-Unfair Competition Law Is Poised For An Update
    Since 2010, China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) and the State Council Legislative Affairs Office (SCLAO) have been revising China’s Anti-Unfair Competition Law of 1993 (AUCL). This February the SCLAO…
  • Feb 24

    A Quick Take on Justice Scalia’s Legacy on Antitrust Law

    A Quick Take on Justice Scalia’s Legacy on Antitrust Law
    The late Justice Antonin Scalia was not the biggest fan of antitrust law. As he famously quipped during his Senate confirmation hearing: “In law school, I never understood [antitrust law]. I later found out, in reading the writings of…
Rank this Week: 654