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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: 4

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/
  • Sep 15

    In the New

    In the New
    I feel a little guilty about blogging about both of these items, for different reasons, but here goes... 1. I...
  • Sep 12

    After the Deal Summarized

    After the Deal Summarized
    Steven Davidoff Solomon and I have, as you may recall, been working on a Fannie and Freddie litigation paper -...
  • Sep 11

    Capital Adequacy New

    Capital Adequacy New
    The Basel Committee is doing a lot of Basel III capital accord implementation this week. Page 10 of this report...
Rank this Week: 17

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 22

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Sep 13

    Peter Thiel on the Virtues of Monopoly

    Peter Thiel on the Virtues of Monopoly
    PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel has a terrific essay in the Review section of today’s Wall Street Journal.  The essay, Competition Is for Losers, is adapted from Mr. Thiel’s soon-to-be-released book, Zero to One:…
  • Sep 11

    Reforming FTC Data Security Enforcement

    Reforming FTC Data Security Enforcement
    Recently I highlighted problems with the FTC’s enforcement actions targeting companies’ data security protection policies, and recommended that the FTC adopt a cost-benefit approach to regulation in this area.  Yesterday the…
  • Sep 11

    Antitrust Enforcement in Reverse: Getting Efficiencies Backward

    Antitrust Enforcement in Reverse: Getting Efficiencies Backward
    A century ago Congress enacted the Clayton Act, which prohibits acquisitions that may substantially lessen competition. For years, the antitrust enforcement Agencies looked at only one part of the ledger – the potential for price…
Rank this Week: 47

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 5: more copyright

    IPSC part 5: more copyright
    Third Breakout SessionCopyright and CompetitionCopyright’s Technological InterdependenciesClark AsayTechnological patrons depend on copyright for their motivations.  Copyright is an interdependent part of broader creative systems.…
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 4: copyright (and a bit on the right of publicity)

    IPSC part 4: copyright (and a bit on the right of publicity)
    Second Breakout SessionCopyright Fair UseRaw Materials and Creative WorksAndrew GildenRaw materials concept is part of transformativeness in copyright and right of publicity cases.  Project: Examining the application and meaning of this…
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel
    Judicial Panel: Chief Judge Diane Wood (7th Circuit) and Chief Judge Alex Kozinski (9th Circuit) Peter Menell: Discussion question: is IP common law?Wood: throughout the federal level, we are not a pure common law system, nor a civil law…
Rank this Week: 68

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Sep 15

    Crowdfunding and Medical Philanthropy

    Crowdfunding and Medical Philanthropy
    Crowdfunding site GoFundMe recently removed the funding page for a person looking to crowdfund her abortion. Past crowdfunding campaigns have funded fertility treatments, gender confirmation surgeries, organ transplants, and other medical…
  • Sep 15

    I'm Done with ABA Accreditation

    I'm Done with ABA Accreditation
    I was recently asked to serve on an ABA site team to reaccredit a law school. I have done this before; it’s hard work, but it’s fun. You get to see how another law school operates and meet many legal...
  • Sep 14

    Hobby Lobby Redux: 7 Corporate Law/Theory Quote

    Hobby Lobby Redux: 7 Corporate Law/Theory Quote
    This coming Tuesday, I am scheduled to provide a brief overview of the corporate law/theory aspects of Hobby Lobby as part of the University of Akron’s Supreme Court Roundup. What follows are the seven key quotes from the opinion that...
Rank this Week: 86

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: 87

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
Rank this Week: 95

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: 104

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/
  • Sep 14

    Boston College Law is hiring

    Boston College Law is hiring
    Boston College is looking to hire this year. Here's the announcement: BOSTON COLLEGE LAW SCHOOL seeks a full-time faculty member interested in establishing and teaching in a transactional clinic that emphasizes entrepreneurship, technology,…
  • Sep 12

    4 Names to Replace Berger

    4 Names to Replace Berger
    According to the Delaware Law Weekly, Delaware's Judicial Nominating Committee has sent four names to the governor's office to consider as replacements for the now retired Justice Carolyn Berger: The candidates are said to be Superior Court…
  • Sep 12

    Evidence Based Corporate Law

    Evidence Based Corporate Law
    Vice Chancellor Laster has posted a 3 page comment titled Evidence Based Corporate Law on SSRN (also appearing in the Del J Corp Law). Here's the abstract: Abstract: John Maynard Keynes is said to have observed, "When the facts…
Rank this Week: 106

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: 110

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Sep 15

    "Robert Griffin III and the Sunk Cost Fallacy"

    "Robert Griffin III and the Sunk Cost Fallacy"
    Neil Irwin: ... economic theory says we should make decisions based only on the costs and benefits that a course of action has in the future, not on “sunk costs,” which we’ll never get back. When you... [[ This is a content…
  • Sep 15

    NFL Mess Tweet of the Day

    NFL Mess Tweet of the Day
    Backing for Condoleezza Rice to take over scandal hit NFL http://t.co/YBBElkUGvL Time for @nflcommish to step down and let Condi run it — Stephen Bainbridge (@ProfBainbridge) September 15, 2014 [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Sep 12

    Why should UCLA belong to the AALS? I can't think of a single good reason.

    Why should UCLA belong to the AALS? I can't think of a single good reason.
    Nicholas Georgakopoulos comes at the question from one angle. I want to come at it from another angle. 1. The Association of American Law Schools is not an accrediting agency, so nothing bad would... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 113

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Jun 25

    Where I've been

    Where I've been
    Friends, I want to thank you for all the support you've given this blog over the past three or four years. It's been a good run. Two or three years ago, I started blogging every day, and that was the...
  • Jun 18

    The world is not totally fucked up: Exhibit A

    The world is not totally fucked up: Exhibit A
    Here is Exhibit A for the proposition that the world is not, in fact, totally and completely fucked up: sculpture being readied, as we speak, at Jefferson Park in Seattle. What's more, this public art is to be "skateable." I...
  • May 20

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it
    Time again to safeguard the current accredited investor standard.
Rank this Week: 116

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

Covers boards of directors, corporate elections, executive compensation, practice insights, legal developments, securities regulation, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sponsored by the HLS Corporate Governance Program.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Sep 15

    An IPO’s Impact on Rival Firm

    An IPO’s Impact on Rival Firm
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Matthew Spiegel, Professor of Finance at Yale University, and Heather Tookes, Professor of Finance at Yale University. An initial public offering (IPO) is a major event in the life of any…
  • Sep 15

    Delaware Court of Chancery Upholds Forum Selection Bylaw

    Delaware Court of Chancery Upholds Forum Selection Bylaw
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from David J. Berger, partner focusing on corporate governance at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and is based on a WSGR Alert memorandum. This post is part of the Delaware law series, which…
  • Sep 14

    Risk Governance: Banks Back to School

    Risk Governance: Banks Back to School
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Dan Ryan, Leader of the Financial Services Advisory Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and is based on a PwC publication. On September 2, 2014, the Office of the Comptroller of the…
Rank this Week: 117

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Sep 15

    Video Surveillance and the Right to Privacy: The Case of Janay Palmer

    Video Surveillance and the Right to Privacy: The Case of Janay Palmer
    Last week, I was sitting in a waiting room while my awaiting an oil change. CNN was on (too loudly and inescapably for my tastes, but I know my tastes are idiosyncratic). In urgent tones, the anchors repeatedly warned us...
  • Sep 15

    Ben-Shahar & Schneider Symposium, Part I: Aditi Bagchi, Curiosity Makes the Cat

    Ben-Shahar & Schneider Symposium, Part I: Aditi Bagchi, Curiosity Makes the Cat
    This is the first in a series of posts that are part of a virtual symposium on the new book by Omri Ben-Shahar and Carl E. Schneider, Biographies for the first week's contributors can be found here. The authors' introduction...
  • Sep 15

    More Than You Needed to Know Symposium: The First Six

    More Than You Needed to Know Symposium: The First Six
    This week we will begin our virtual symposium on the new book by Omri Ben-Shahar and Carl E. Schneider, More Than You Wanted to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure. This week, the symposium will include contributions by the contracts...
Rank this Week: 127

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Sep 15

    The Big Flip

    The Big Flip
    Party flip in the federal courts Since the inauguration of Barack Obama in January 2009, eight U.S. courts of appeals have flipped parties, The New York Times reported. Now nine of the 13 federal appeals courts -- almost 70 percent...
  • Sep 7

    Federal Circuit Forecloses Online-Guaranty Patent

    Federal Circuit Forecloses Online-Guaranty Patent
    Abstract ideas Section 101 of the Patent Act allows patents on "any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof". 35 U.S.C. 101. But, the Supreme Court has held,…
  • Sep 6

    Quote of the Day: H. L. Mencken

    Quote of the Day: H. L. Mencken
    Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem -- neat, plausible, and wrong. H. L. Mencken, Prejudices: Second Series 158 (1920).
Rank this Week: 129

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Sep 15

    D&O Insurance: Though Specific Litigation Exclusion Does Not Apply, Subsequent Suits Related to Prior Claim Not Covered

    D&O Insurance: Though Specific Litigation Exclusion Does Not Apply, Subsequent Suits Related to Prior Claim Not Covered
    As the litigation wave arrived following the global financial crisis, many financial institutions were hit with multiple suits that arrived piecemeal and over time. For D&O insurance coverage purposes, these lawsuits were filed across…
  • Sep 12

    PLUS Regional Professional Liability Symposium in London, September 29, 2014

    PLUS Regional Professional Liability Symposium in London, September 29, 2014
    On September 29, 2014, I will be in London to participate in the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) regional symposium. The luncheon event, which is entitled “Dangers of Long Arm Enforcement in a World WIthout…
  • Sep 12

    InSights: What to Watch in the World of D&O

    InSights: What to Watch in the World of D&O
    Every year after Labor Day, I take a step back and survey the most important current trends and developments in the world of Directors’ and Officers’ liability and D&O insurance. In the latest issue of InSights (here), I…
Rank this Week: 137

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

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

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
Rank this Week: 173

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: 175

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/
  • Sep 14

    Dismissal Denied for Disinterested Directors When Entire Fairness Applies to Transaction

    Dismissal Denied for Disinterested Directors When Entire Fairness Applies to Transaction
    In re Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc. Stockholders Litigation, Cons. C.A. No. 8922-VCG (Del. Ch. Sept. 10, 2014). This Chancery decision is noteworthy for its analysis of the applicable standard for a motion to dismiss members of a special…
  • Sep 14

    Chancery Applies Comity to Stay Litigation

    Chancery Applies Comity to Stay Litigation
    In Scott v. Dandero, C.A. No. 9041-VCG (Del. Ch. Sept. 8, 2014), the Court of Chancery applied general principles of comity and judicial efficiency to deny a request to lift a stay of a case before it involving parties and issues…
  • Sep 9

    Chancery Upholds Forum Selection Clause Outside Delaware

    Chancery Upholds Forum Selection Clause Outside Delaware
    City of Providence v. First Citizens BancShares Inc., et al., No. 9795, 2014 WL 4409816 (Del. Ch. Sept. 8, 2014). The Delaware Court of Chancery upheld the forum selection clause of the bylaws of a Delaware corporation that requires most…
Rank this Week: 181

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/
  • Sep 15

    Urban Institute Estimates Effects on Giving of Camp Reform Plan

    Urban Institute Estimates Effects on Giving of Camp Reform Plan
    The Tax Policy and Charities Project of the Urban Institute has released preliminary estimates of the impact of Chairman Dave Camp's tax reform plan on charitable giving. The overall estimate is that giving would decrease by 7 to 14…
  • Sep 7

    Call For Papers - Symposium on The Centennial of the Estate Tax: Perspectives and Recommendation

    Call For Papers - Symposium on The Centennial of the Estate Tax: Perspectives and Recommendation
    The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and Boston College Law School are organizing the 6th Academic Symposium financially supported by the ACTEC Foundation. The symposium, The Centennial of the Estate Tax: Perspectives and…
  • Sep 3

    The March of the Benefit Corporation: Next Up, West Virginia (PART II)

    The March of the Benefit Corporation: Next Up, West Virginia (PART II)
    (Note: This is a cross-posted multiple part series from WVU Law Prof. Josh Fershee from the Business Law Prof Blog and Prof. Elaine Waterhouse Wilson from the Nonprofit Law Prof Blog, who combined forces to evaluate benefit corporations from…
Rank this Week: 205

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 208

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/
  • Aug 25

    Estate Planning: Dealing with your digital death instead of before

    Estate Planning: Dealing with your digital death instead of before
    Portland company WebCease is making waves in the probate and estate-planning community by helping attorneys and grieving families locate the deceased's digital accounts. CEO Glenn Williamson aims to be the first to provide this service to…
  • Aug 18

    Three Documents Every 18-Year-Old Should Sign

    Three Documents Every 18-Year-Old Should Sign
    As most young adults are about to return to college, most parents do not think about the fact that not that their child is 18 they are an adult in the eyes of the law. Deborah Jacobs has written an article on this in Forbes outlining two…
  • Aug 14

    Do I need to go through a lawyer to make a will in Florida or can I use a website like legalzoom?

    Do I need to go through a lawyer to make a will in Florida or can I use a website like legalzoom?
    You can use a website or create your own will in Florida, but we find that some people do not create valid wills, or create wills that do things other than what they want. We only charge $200 for a will so an online will does not save very…
Rank this Week: 211

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/
  • Jun 12

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap
    Almost everyone has heard of Kickstarter by now: it’s the premier place for a team with an idea and a plan to raise capital to fund almost any sort of product. However, your return on your investment is the product itself if you pay…
  • Jun 12

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?
    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on March 25th, 2014, on the Tenth Circuit Case Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius and the Third Circuit Case Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius; a ruling is expected in late June.[i] Hobby Lobby…
  • Apr 17

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality
    The Internet is the modern day printing press; a revolutionary game changer. The Internet owes much of its success to the theory of net neutrality. While net neutrality is not a new topic of discussion, it has been thrust in the limelight…
Rank this Week: 213

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
  • Jun 5

    Tomiko Brown-Nagin, "The Honor and Burden of Being First: Judge Constance Baker Motley"

    Tomiko Brown-Nagin, "The Honor and Burden of Being First: Judge Constance Baker Motley"
    Professor Brown-Nagin's talk examines the legacy of The Honorable Constance Baker Motley—and break new ground in the study of civil rights, women's rights, and the legal profession. A protégée of Thurgood Marshall, Motley…
  • Jun 3

    M. Todd Henderson, "Do Judges Follow the Law?"

    M. Todd Henderson, "Do Judges Follow the Law?"
    In a naïve model of judging, Congress writes statutes, which courts know about and then slavishly apply. But a Chicago lawyer might doubt this model, believing judges are maximizing something other than compliance with the law. In this…
  • May 29

    A Fireside Chat with David Sacks '98, Founder and CEO of Yammer

    A Fireside Chat with David Sacks '98, Founder and CEO of Yammer
    Professor Todd Henderson leads an engaging discussion with Yammer Founder and CEO, David Sacks. David has been involved in the Internet space more than 10 years as an entrepreneur, executive and investor, starting with PayPal in 1999. He…
Rank this Week: 220

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Sep 15

    ‘Satisfaction guaranteed’ – it’s never caught on with lawyer

    ‘Satisfaction guaranteed’ – it’s never caught on with lawyer
    Putting aside the ethical issues of guarantees made by lawyers – will law firms be willing to say “satisfaction guaranteed” to their clients when it comes to value? “The other night I was listening to Terry…
  • Sep 12

    Are Lawyers Fashion Weak?

    Are Lawyers Fashion Weak?
    Are lawyers fashion weak? According to a recent poll by Robert Half Legal, 73 percent of lawyers report having a business casual attire policy at their workplace; however, half of these same attorneys would prefer their colleagues to dress…
  • Sep 11

    Fluent Legalese When Practicing Law

    Fluent Legalese When Practicing Law
    Aaah, fluent legalese – something only lawyers can appreciate – and not all of them as many of you can relate: “But I continue to find it amazing that so much of the written product of lawyers seems almost intentionally…
Rank this Week: 256

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Sep 15

    Webcast: “Cybersecurity – Working the Calm Before the Storm”

    Webcast: “Cybersecurity – Working the Calm Before the Storm”
    Tune in tomorrow for the webcast — “Cybersecurity: Working the Calm Before the Storm“— to hear Weil Gotshal’s Paul Ferrillo, Hogan Lovells’ Harriet Pearson and Dave Lynn of TheCorporateCounsel.net and…
  • Sep 12

    CII: Investors Seek Proxy Disclosure of Board Evaluation Proce

    CII: Investors Seek Proxy Disclosure of Board Evaluation Proce
    As noted in this blog by Davis Polk’s Ning Chiu, CII has issued this report about “Best Disclosures of Board Evaluation Process.” Based on a survey of CII members, investors want disclosure of the board evaluation process…
  • Sep 11

    Wow! SEC Launches “Section 16 & Schedule 13D” Enforcement Inititative

    Wow! SEC Launches “Section 16 & Schedule 13D” Enforcement Inititative
    Yesterday, as noted in Alan Dye’s blog on Section16.net, the SEC announced a major enforcement initiative in which it has brought enforcement actions against 28 insiders (directors, officers and 10% owners) for failing to file timely…
Rank this Week: 286

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: 303

US Law Watch

US Law Watch

Provides US legal and regulatory information. By BNA International.

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

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 8

    SAT Order on “Flash Crash”

    SAT Order on “Flash Crash”
    A few days ago, the Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) passed its orderon an appeal by Emkay Global Financial Services Limited against the National Stock Exchange (NSE) and several investors in a case involving a “flash crash”.…
  • Sep 7

    The Securities Laws (Amendment) Act, 2014 – A Critical Analysi

    The Securities Laws (Amendment) Act, 2014 – A Critical Analysi
    [The following guest post is contributed by Mubashshir Sarshar, who is a lawyer and an alumnus of National Law University Delhi. The author can be reached at mubashshir.sarshar@gmail.com.]Two standalone incidents within a span of one year…
  • Sep 4

    Guest Post: Guarantee Against Loan from Banks and Financial Institution

    Guest Post: Guarantee Against Loan from Banks and Financial Institution
    [The following post is contributed by Abhishek Bansal and Stuti Bansal, Corporate Professionals, Advisors & Advocates. The authors can be reached at abhishek@indiacp.com and stuti@indiacp.com respectively]Recently, India saw the enactment…
Rank this Week: 315

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Sep 15

    M&A Broker Exemption Bill Resurrects Financial Statement Replaced in 1988

    M&A Broker Exemption Bill Resurrects Financial Statement Replaced in 1988
    Last week, the North American Securities Administrators Association withdrew its support for S. 1923 which, if enacted, would exempt “M&A brokers” from the broker registration requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of…
  • Sep 12

    A Bad Review For California’s New Non-Disparagement Law

    A Bad Review For California’s New Non-Disparagement Law
    The advent of social media has dramatically lowered the cost to consumers of acquiring and disseminating information.  Formerly, only a handful of people might hear about a bad experience with a retailer or service…
  • Sep 11

    SEC Shamelessly Targets Late Filer

    SEC Shamelessly Targets Late Filer
    Yesterday, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced “charges” against 28 officers, directors, or major shareholders for failing to report timely ownership and transactions as required by Section 16(a) and Section 13…
Rank this Week: 388

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Sep 13

    Weekend Reading: House of Debt

    Weekend Reading: House of Debt
    In House of Debt, Atif Mian, an economist at Princeton University, and Amir Sufi, a finance professor at the University of Chicago, make the case that household debt was the 2008 recession’s main culprit. This is a nuanced view that…
  • Sep 12

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for September 12

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for September 12
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. Let’s Get This Straight, A URL Is Not An Address (At Least In This Case) by Keith Paul Bishop in California Corporate and Securities Law The tenant…
  • Sep 11

    9 11

    9 11
    The September 11 attacks resulted in the deaths of 2,977 victims. The victims included 246 on the four planes, 2,606 in New York City in the World Trade Center towers and on the ground, and 125 at the Pentagon. Nearly all of the victims were…
Rank this Week: 413

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 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…
  • Jun 1

    CA Social Media Privacy Has Another Chance

    CA Social Media Privacy Has Another Chance
    Last month, SB 242, the California bill on social media privacy failed to get the votes to move forward. It appears the bill has another chance next week when it could come up for reconsideration.  The San Francisco Chronicle has come out…
Rank this Week: 428

Pepper Podcasts

Pepper Podcasts

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

http://www.pepperpodcasts.com/pepper_podcasts/
  • Sep 12

    Thomson Reuters Session - SEC Approves New Rules to Addre

    Thomson Reuters Session - SEC Approves New Rules to Addre
    On September 9, 2014, Pepper Hamilton attorneys Gregory J. Nowak and John P. Falco spoke on a webinar for West LegalEdcenter, part of Thomson Reuters. This podcast is a recording of this webinar. On July 23 the Securities and Exchange...
  • Jun 2

    Hot Topics Roundtable for Fund Managers - Cybersecurity, Valuation, and More

    Hot Topics Roundtable for Fund Managers - Cybersecurity, Valuation, and More
    Representatives from Pepper Hamilton, Duff & Phelps and Freeh Group International Solutions (FGIS) led a fast-paced, interactive discussion of some of the hottest topics in the fund managing world. This podcast is a recording of this…
  • May 2

    Thomson Reuters Session - April: Investment Management, Hedg

    Thomson Reuters Session - April: Investment Management, Hedg
    Pepper partner Gregory J. Nowak has regularly hosted a roundtable in Pepper’s New York office for private funds and their managers to discuss issues in the investment management world. He has recently started to give a preview of the…
Rank this Week: 432

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: 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/
  • Sep 9

    NASDAQ Proposes The Adoption Of A New All-Inclusive Annual Listing Fee

    NASDAQ Proposes The Adoption Of A New All-Inclusive Annual Listing Fee
    On August 26, 2014, The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (“NASDAQ”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) certain proposed amendments to the NASDAQ Stock Market Rules (the “Amendments”) to…
  • Sep 4

    Second Circuit Defines “Customer” for Mandatory FINRA Arbitration

    Second Circuit Defines “Customer” for Mandatory FINRA Arbitration
    In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. v. Abbar, No. 13-2172, 2014 WL 3765867 (2d Cir. Aug. 1, 2014), established a bright-line definition of…
  • Sep 2

    Fiduciary Duties in the Context of Dent v. Ramtron Int’l Corp.

    Fiduciary Duties in the Context of Dent v. Ramtron Int’l Corp.
    The Delaware Court of Chancery recently addressed a number of claims commonly made in the “ubiquitous” stockholder litigation that follows announcement of a public merger or acquisition transaction.  In Dent v. Ramtron…
Rank this Week: 469

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Aug 8

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance
    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market SurveillanceIn a response to a request by the CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee for comment on how best to develop a 21st century surveillance system, the Financial…
  • Aug 6

    Massad Says CFTC Hampered by Budget Constraint

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

    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”

    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”
    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”CFTC Commissioner Scott O’Malia issued a stern warning to financial regulators in the United States and abroad that market fragmentation could have grave consequences on the…
Rank this Week: 475

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

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

http://www.delawarebusinesslitigation.com/
  • Dec 31

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim
    Silverberg v. Gold, C.A. 7646-VCP (December 31, 2013) Under Delaware law, a so-called Brophy claim seeks to recover the profits made by trading on insider information. Showing that material insider information was available is not…
  • Dec 31

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability
    Grace v. Ashbridge LLC, C.A. 8348-VCN (December 31, 2013) In general, a successor entity is not liable for its predecessor's obligations when there has been a fundamental change in the identity of the entity.  Here, the Court held…
  • Sep 15

    Chancery Court Confirms Fluctuating Interest Rate Is Appropriate

    Chancery Court Confirms Fluctuating Interest Rate Is Appropriate
    Authored By Thomas E. Hanson, Jr. This article was originally published in the Delaware Business Court Insider | September 10, 2014 In lengthy disputes where a judgment is entered as of a date several years in the past,…
Rank this Week: 491

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/
  • Sep 12

    The Delaware Court Of Chancery Can See Forever On A Clear Day (Even To North Carolina)

    The Delaware Court Of Chancery Can See Forever On A Clear Day (Even To North Carolina)
    I don't usually write about decisions from the Delaware Court of Chancery because it's rare for that Court to even mention North Carolina.  But a decision by that Court this week -- in City of Providence v. First Citizens Bancshares,…
  • Sep 10

    Receiver Appointed To Oversee Sell-Off Of Corporation's Intellectual Property

    Receiver Appointed To Oversee Sell-Off Of Corporation's Intellectual Property
    When I wrote last week about Americana Development, Inc. v. Ebius Trading & Distributing Co., the Business Court had entered a TRO against the Defendants prohibiting them from disposing of the intellectual property of Defendant Ebius…
  • Sep 8

    You Win Some, You Lose Some: How Should A Request For Attorneys' Fees Be Ruled Upon?

    You Win Some, You Lose Some: How Should A Request For Attorneys' Fees Be Ruled Upon?
    Let's say that you've tried a case, you have lost on a few of your claims, but you won a couple of claims and have gotten a judgment for damages against the defendant for $25,000.  You've billed your client $1,162,895 for your services…
Rank this Week: 495

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
  • Sep 15

    Going Concern Evaluation – FASB Issues a Roadmap for Management

    Going Concern Evaluation – FASB Issues a Roadmap for Management
    By: Daniele Ouellette Levy Under US GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) a company’s continuation as a going concern is presumed when preparing the financial statements.  As part of their review of the financial…
  • Sep 15

    FDA Establishes “Purple Book” for Biosimilar

    FDA Establishes “Purple Book” for Biosimilar
    By: David Fazzolare and Joanna Brougher On September 9, 2014, the FDA announced the establishment of the “Purple Book” (formally entitled “Lists of Licensed Biological Products with Reference Product Exclusivity and…
  • Sep 15

    Mergers & Acquisitions 101 with Mark Tarallo

    Mergers & Acquisitions 101 with Mark Tarallo
    Attorney Mark Tarallo will present the basics of an M&A transaction from start to finish in tomorrow’s Mergers & Acquisitions 101 provided by MyLawCLE. Key topics to be discussed: Pre-Transaction Considerations Basic Transaction…
Rank this Week: 501

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
  • Sep 13

    TTB Funding

    TTB Funding
    I read about TTB funding a few days ago in Wine & Spirits Daily. It is good but I still don’t understand why they don’t use more links. I had to look elsewhere for the letter, to the Senate, about TTB funding. The letter is…
  • Aug 22

    Rye Beer

    Rye Beer
    Latrobe did a “brilliant” job here, picking up on a lot of important trends. Let’s see how many instructive legal issues this one label raises. Extra points for anyone who can raise additional issues. No more ALS challenges,…
  • Aug 9

    Craft is about MADE in USA

    Craft is about MADE in USA
    It took me a long time (perhaps too long) to realize that — craft is (largely) about MADE IN USA. With an emphasis on made. And less emphasis on USA. This dawned on me when looking at gleaming copper, at Vendome in Louisville, with…
Rank this Week: 537

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/
  • Sep 12

    Canada: Hostile Bids to Go from Sprints to Marathon

    Canada: Hostile Bids to Go from Sprints to Marathon
    Here’s news from Davies Ward: The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) issued a major announcement that all 13 of Canada’s securities regulators have agreed they will not pursue two previously announced competing proposals on…
  • Sep 10

    Seantor Schumer Releases Draft Anti-Inversion Bill

    Seantor Schumer Releases Draft Anti-Inversion Bill
    As noted in this Davis Polk memo, a draft of the bill that is being considered by Senator Schumer (D-NY) to reduce some of the economic incentives for corporate inversions was made publicly available yesterday. Senator Schumer has indicated…
  • Sep 9

    Attorney-Client Privilege In M&A Transaction

    Attorney-Client Privilege In M&A Transaction
    From this blog by Keith Bishop: The title of this recent law review article frames the problem well, At the Whim of Your Adversaries: California’s Hazards in Sell-Side Representation and Waiver of Attorney-Client Privilege, 54 Santa…
Rank this Week: 582

Cal Biz Lit

Cal Biz Lit

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

http://www.calbizlit.com/cal_biz_lit/
  • Aug 21

    Well, That Didn’t Take Long: Cal Supremes To Hear Asbestos Take-Home Case

    Well, That Didn’t Take Long: Cal Supremes To Hear Asbestos Take-Home Case
    Just a few days ago, CBL reviewed the state of the law in California on company liability for asbestos take-home exposure. We framed the question this way: When a worker has been exposed to asbestos fibers and brought those fibers...
  • Aug 5

    Asbestos Take-Home Exposure: Will the Cal Supremes Decide?

    Asbestos Take-Home Exposure: Will the Cal Supremes Decide?
    The last 90 days have seen two Court of Appeal decisions addressing this question: when a worker has been exposed to asbestos fibers and brought those fibers home on his or her clothing, can a relative who contracts mesothelioma sue...
  • Aug 1

    What Are The Most Commonly Noticed Proposition 65 Listed Chemicals?

    What Are The Most Commonly Noticed Proposition 65 Listed Chemicals?
    CBL is sometimes asked what chemicals are most commonly the subjects of Proposition 65 listings and litigation. We've ususally answered the question impressionistically, But we thought it would be worthwhile to do an actual head count. So we…
Rank this Week: 598

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 608

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: 617