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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: 10

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 23

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

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

    The Competition Effect in a Public Procurement Model: An error-in-variables approach

    The Competition Effect in a Public Procurement Model: An error-in-variables approach
    David Sundstrom (Department of Economics, Umea University) theorizes about The Competition Effect in a Public Procurement Model: An error-in-variables approach. ABSTRACT: Auction theory suggests that as the number of bidders (competition)…
  • Jun 28

    Margin squeeze: An above-cost predatory pricing approach

    Margin squeeze: An above-cost predatory pricing approach
    Gaudin, Germain ; Mantzari, Despoina offer Margin squeeze: An above-cost predatory pricing approach. ABSTRACT: We provide a new legal perspective for the antitrust analysis of margin squeeze conducts. Building on recent economic analysis, we…
  • Jun 27

    Market Power in the Poultry Sector in Turkey

    Market Power in the Poultry Sector in Turkey
    Gokhan Ozertan (Bogazici University); Sayed H. Saghaian (University of Kentucky) and Hasan Tekguc (Mardin Artuklu Univeristy) study Market Power in the Poultry Sector in Turkey. ABSTRACT: In 2009, the Competition Authority (CA) in Turkey…
Rank this Week: 66

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: 51

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

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

http://www.delawarelitigation.com/
  • Jun 27

    Chancery Addresses Commercially Reasonable Efforts and Denies Request to Enforce Deal

    Chancery Addresses Commercially Reasonable Efforts and Denies Request to Enforce Deal
    In an expedited deal litigation matter, in The Williams Company, Inc. v. Energy Transfer Equity, L.P., C.A. No. 12168-VCG (Del. Ch. June 24, 2016), the Court of Chancery denied a request to enjoin Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.…
  • Jun 21

    Chancery Imposes Attorneys’ Fees for Bad Faith Litigation

    Chancery Imposes Attorneys’ Fees for Bad Faith Litigation
    This post was prepared by Justin Forcier, an associate in the Wilmington office of Eckert Seamans. In James v. National Financial, LLC, C.A. No. 8931-VCL (Del. Ch. June 3, 2016), the Court of Chancery held that the defendant and its counsel…
  • Jun 17

    Another Recent Chancery Opinion Fuels Skepticism About Section 220’s Usefulne

    Another Recent Chancery Opinion Fuels Skepticism About Section 220’s Usefulne
    Why this Case is Noteworthy: The Court of Chancery’s opinion in Laborers’ District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund v. Bensoussan, C.A. No. 1123-CB (Del. Ch. June 14, 2016), is the second decision from the…
Rank this Week: 87

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/
  • Jun 27

    Brexit, Competition, and Economic Welfare

    Brexit, Competition, and Economic Welfare
    A key issue raised by the United Kingdom’s (UK) withdrawal from the European Union (EU) – popularly referred to as Brexit – is its implications for competition and economic welfare.  The competition issue is rather…
  • Jun 21

    Robust Patent and Copyright Systems Promote a Strong U.S. Economy – and Are Consistent with Originalist Understandings of the Constitution

    Robust Patent and Copyright Systems Promote a Strong U.S. Economy – and Are Consistent with Originalist Understandings of the Constitution
    In a Heritage Foundation Legal Memorandum released today, I explore both the “constitutionalist” as well as utilitarian, economic-welfare-oriented justifications for robust U.S. patent and copyright systems.  The Memorandum…
  • Jun 21

    Welcome guest blogger David Olson

    Welcome guest blogger David Olson
    I’m delighted to announce that David Olson will be guest blogging at Truth on the Market this summer. David is an Associate Professor at Boston College Law School. He teaches antitrust, patents, and intellectual property law.…
Rank this Week: 88

Small Government Contracts Blog

Small Government Contracts Blog

Offers legal news, notes and commentary of interest to small government contractors. By Steven Koprince.

http://smallgovcon.com/
  • Jun 27

    Agency Need Not Put Dollar Value On “Relevant” Past Performance

    Agency Need Not Put Dollar Value On “Relevant” Past Performance
    An agency’s solicitation was not unreasonably vague where the solicitation defined “relevant” past performance to include projects of “a similar dollar value and contract type.” In a recent bid protest decision,…
  • Jun 24

    SmallGovCon Week In Review June 20-24, 2016

    SmallGovCon Week In Review June 20-24, 2016
    It’s hard to top last week’s government contracting news, which included the major SDVOSB Supreme Court victory in Kingdomware.  But with the Fourth of July just a week and a half away, there is still plenty going on in the…
  • Jun 23

    GAO: Solicitation Terms Trump Standard Industry Practice

    GAO: Solicitation Terms Trump Standard Industry Practice
    An offeror’s proposal must conform to all technical requirements of an agency’s solicitation–even if the offeror believes those requirements to differ from standard industry practice. In a recent bid protest decision, the…
Rank this Week: 106

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jun 25

    Judge Richard Posner speaks ill of the dead and social media disapprove

    Judge Richard Posner speaks ill of the dead and social media disapprove
    Posner v. Scalia – The Final Round “I regard the posthumous encomia for Scalia as absurd” https://t.co/SIJlR3yYO3 — Josh Blackman (@JoshMBlackman) June 25, 2016 Wasn't even most offensive thing he... [[ This is a…
  • Jun 24

    Shareholder rights activists rethinking one share one vote: Implementing time-phased voting

    Shareholder rights activists rethinking one share one vote: Implementing time-phased voting
    Peter Clapman (former chief investment counsel of TIAA) and Robert Koppes (former chief investment counsel of TIAA) have an interesting op-ed in today's WSJ. It starts as a victory lap for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jun 24

    'Omnicare, Inc.': One Year Later

    'Omnicare, Inc.': One Year Later
    Interesting WLF paper on the impact of Omnicare on securities fraud class action. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 92

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Jun 28

    When Your Colleague Gets the GC Nod

    When Your Colleague Gets the GC Nod
    The post The GC of my company left and my colleague was promoted instead of me to take over the department. I still like my job, but is it the right career move to leave? The post When Your Colleague Gets the GC Nod appeared on…
  • Jun 26

    Vault’s Top 100 Law Firms for 2017

    Vault’s Top 100 Law Firms for 2017
    Vault's Law 100 Rankings for 2017 are here, and there's a new king of law firm prestige. Cravath, Swaine & Moore tops the list at No. 1, ending the thirteen-year reign of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. The post Vault’s Top 100…
  • Jun 23

    Allstate Joins In-House Furor Over Biglaw Associate Raise

    Allstate Joins In-House Furor Over Biglaw Associate Raise
    Allstate's top lawyer is pushing back on first-year associate salaries rising to $180,000. The post Allstate Joins In-House Furor Over Biglaw Associate Raises appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
Rank this Week: 265

Legal Update

Legal Update

Covers real estate law and business law. By Peter Moulinos.

http://www.moulinos.com/category/legal-update-peter-moulinos/
Rank this Week: 215

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

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

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 235

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
Rank this Week: 198

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: 277

Central California Law Blog

Central California Law Blog

Discusses business, property and consumer debt issues. By Ken Jorgensen.

http://fresno-law.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 8

    Buying a Home? Make Sure the Agent Considers You a "Client" and not a "Customer"

    Buying a Home? Make Sure the Agent Considers You a "Client" and not a "Customer"
    Buying a home in Fresno, California?  If yes, the house will likely be listed by a real estate agent.  This article is written for those of you that decide to buy the house from the listing agent.  (You know, you called the…
  • Jun 30

    Riley v. California: Privacy in the contents of a Cell Phone?

    Riley v. California: Privacy in the contents of a Cell Phone?
    Last week, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in a case regarding the privacy a person can expect from the contents within a cell phone.  As an attorney, I have slowly began text messaging clients and I and my can have come to expect…
  • Jun 27

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit
    Foreclosed homeowners hate "MERS", or Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.  MERS has wrongfully foreclosed on thousands of homeowners through their shoddy record keeping practices.  Despite its horrible reputation, this…
Rank this Week: 151

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: 281

Meeting the Sin Laws

Meeting the Sin Laws

Covers laws affecting adult entertainment, alcoholic beverages and other vice industries. By Cary Wiggins.

http://meetingthesinlaws.com/
  • Mar 6

    Michigan man files lawsuit over high price of movie popcorn

    Michigan man files lawsuit over high price of movie popcorn
    That’s the title of this article, which appeared in yesterday’s Los Angeles Times (online). Potential Client: So anyway, after adding the hot butter (and up-sizing to an extra-large fountain soda), the bill was, like, huge!  Lawyer:…
  • Feb 22

    Davenport strip club to remain open

    Davenport strip club to remain open
    The Iowa appellate courts continue to impress me (for one). Radio Iowa reports here that the Iowa Court of Appeals‘ decision will stand:
  • Oct 26

    Is the consumption of liquor both a moral obligation and a sacred right?

    Is the consumption of liquor both a moral obligation and a sacred right?
    I doubt it. But don’t tell that to a group known as “Ethereal Enigmatic Euphoric Movement towards Civilized Hedonism, LTD.” That group sued the State of Idaho in federal court:
Rank this Week: 317

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

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

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Jun 28

    Brexit: What Does the Vote Mean for Business?

    Brexit: What Does the Vote Mean for Business?
    [On June 24, 2016], it was announced that the UK public has voted to leave the European Union. There will now be a negotiation of a new relationship between the UK and Europe. The fact of the vote itself has no legal effect on the laws of the…
  • Jun 28

    Pushbacks and Delaware Appraisal Arbitrage

    Pushbacks and Delaware Appraisal Arbitrage
    For over a decade hedge funds have utilized Delaware’s appraisal statute as a strategy to arbitrage either the statutory interest rate, or the possibility of a litigated capital gain, or both. Typically, hedge funds will buy into the…
  • Jun 28

    Do Courts Matter for Firm Value? Evidence from the U.S. Court System

    Do Courts Matter for Firm Value? Evidence from the U.S. Court System
    Courts provide an important link between the legal system and economic development. Our paper, Do Courts Matter for Firm Value? Evidence from the U.S. Court System, which is publicly available on SSRN, studies if and how courts affect firm…
Rank this Week: 961

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

Covers fraud, international law, immigration and business formation. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    Florida Will vs. Trust

    Florida Will vs. Trust
    Us caretaker types are always thinking about how to make sure we leave our loved ones in the best financial position after we pass on. A good planner creates a will, to leave behind bank account assets, properties, and anything else of value.…
  • Jun 23

    E-2 Visa Application Help

    E-2 Visa Application Help
    The application process for the E-2 Visa can be overwhelming and confusing, mostly because there isn’t just one process for applying. Before you get overwhelmed, reach out for E-2 Visa application help and . If you’ve ever…
  • Jun 21

    Promissory Estoppel Explained

    Promissory Estoppel Explained
    This is a series of posts about contract terms to help you understand your business better. To see the previous post in this series, click this link: Post 1, Post 2, Post 3, Post 4.  Post 5. Contract Glossary of Terms: Promissory…
Rank this Week: 4431

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: 1309

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

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

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Jun 28

    Corp Fin: 7 New “Rule 701” CDI

    Corp Fin: 7 New “Rule 701” CDI
    As noted in this Cooley blog, Corp Fin issued 7 new CDIs last week on Rule 701 issues – primarily in the M&A context…
  • Jun 27

    DGCL Amendments: Appraisal Actions & “Intermediate-Form” Merger

    DGCL Amendments: Appraisal Actions & “Intermediate-Form” Merger
    Here’s a summary of this memo from Ropes & Gray: On June 16, 2016, Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed into law House Bill 371, which amends the Delaware General Corporation Law (DGCL) with respect to, among other things,…
  • Jun 20

    How Not to Run a Proxy Contest: Voce Capital Management Demonstrate

    How Not to Run a Proxy Contest: Voce Capital Management Demonstrate
    Here’s news from this Wachtell Lipton memo: Yesterday, the entire board of directors of FBR & Co. was overwhelmingly re-elected in the face of a bitter proxy fight waged by Voce Capital Management, an activist hedge fund. Voce…
Rank this Week: 2085

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

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

    SEC Proposes Changes to “Smaller Reporting Company” Definition

    SEC Proposes Changes to “Smaller Reporting Company” Definition
    Yesterday, the SEC proposed changes to the “smaller reporting company” definition, which would increase the number of companies falling into that reporting category. Here’s the 83-page proposing release. The proposed rules…
  • Jun 27

    Corp Fin: 7 New “Rule 701” CDI

    Corp Fin: 7 New “Rule 701” CDI
    As noted in this Cooley blog, Corp Fin issued 7 new CDIs last week on Rule 701 issues – primarily in the M&A context… Social Media: Deal Announced By Blog Post! As noted in this blog by Steve Quinlivan: Tesla, in an offer to…
  • Jun 24

    Brexit: The Risk Factors Cometh!

    Brexit: The Risk Factors Cometh!
    I’m out West for the Society of Corporate Secretaries Conference. So I was up when the ‘leave’ vote stunned the world. I just did a quick Edgar search and ‘Brexit’ has been scarcely mentioned in recent 10-Ks…
Rank this Week: 2054

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

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

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Jun 28

    Is Counterfeit Currency A Bank Note?

    Is Counterfeit Currency A Bank Note?
    Counterfeiting was once considered to be tantamount to treason.  It is still a serious, but not capital, crime.  In fact, it is one of only four crimes specifically mentioned in the Constitution.  Notably, however, the…
  • Jun 27

    Are A Breach Of Fiduciary Duty And A Breach Of Governing Documents “Non Bis In Idem”?

    Are A Breach Of Fiduciary Duty And A Breach Of Governing Documents “Non Bis In Idem”?
    Last week, I discussed the Court of Appeal’s consideration of whether the business judgment rule protects a director from claims based on breach of the corporation’s governing documents.  See Does The Business Judgment…
  • Jun 24

    Does The Business Judgment Rule Protect Directors Who Violate Governing Documents?

    Does The Business Judgment Rule Protect Directors Who Violate Governing Documents?
    Under the business judgment rule, a director will not be liable for a mistake in business judgment provided that certain conditions are met.  In the case of a California nonprofit mutual benefit corporation, a director who performs her…
Rank this Week: 4443

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Jun 27

    Save the Dates - 2017 National Business Law Scholars Conference

    Save the Dates - 2017 National Business Law Scholars Conference
    I am still at Berle VIII with Haskell Murray and Anne Tucker. One more day of my June Scholarship and Teaching Tour to go--and I have a final presentation to do. Then, back to Knoxville to stay until late in...
  • Jun 26

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (June 26, 2016)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (June 26, 2016)
    "popular engagement w/ the nature of corporate personality..should not be dismissed as irrelevant to tax law" 84 FordhamL.Rev. 2583 #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) June 20, 2016 "tag jurisdiction...would be in…
  • Jun 25

    Whither Audit Opinion

    Whither Audit Opinion
    Section 11 imposes liability for false statements in registration statements. See 15 U.S.C. §77k. Section 11 is distinctive in that the plaintiffs do not have to show fault on the part of any defendants - a sharp contrast with Section...
Rank this Week: 2492

NC Business & Banking Law Blog

NC Business & Banking Law Blog

Legal news and analysis on matters affecting financial institutions and other businesses, with an emphasis on North Carolina. By Matt Cordell.

http://bizlawnc.com/
  • Jun 27

    A Great Honor And A Greater Responsibility

    A Great Honor And A Greater Responsibility
    Going to the NC Bar Association GalaOne of the best pieces of advice I have received in my professional life was when Knox Proctor took me to lunch during my first week as a lawyer and suggested (okay, insisted) that I become actively…
  • Jun 14

    New NC Law Enhances Student Privacy Rights and Restricts Providers of Online Educational Resource

    New NC Law Enhances Student Privacy Rights and Restricts Providers of Online Educational Resource
    Education technology (or "EdTech") organizations will want to pay close attention to a new North Carolina statute that was signed into law a couple of days ago.  On Thursday, June 9, 2016, a new law titled "An Act to Protect Student…
  • May 31

    Another Setback in U.S. - European Commerce: Regulator Rejects the Privacy Shield Agreement

    Another Setback in U.S. - European Commerce: Regulator Rejects the Privacy Shield Agreement
    Yesterday, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) delivered a crushing blow to the proposed EU/US Privacy Shield, sending U.S. and European negotiators back to the drawing board. I posted my initial analysis on the NC Privacy and…
Rank this Week: 3559

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

Covers business law. By Law Offices of Tony T. Liu.

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    Taylor Swift Settles Trademark Infringement Case With Orange County Clothing Company

    Taylor Swift Settles Trademark Infringement Case With Orange County Clothing Company
    “Lucky 13” wasn’t so lucky for pop star Taylor Swift who found herself being sued by Blue Sphere, a seller of clothing of the same name based in Orange County. The lawsuit was filed in May 2014, according to the Hollywood…
  • Jun 20

    Rough Intellectual Property Waters for Seafood Restaurant

    Rough Intellectual Property Waters for Seafood Restaurant
    All businesses have some kind of intellectual property (IP) that helps them stand out from the crowd and be successful. Anything of value is worth protecting, including IP. There are many ways a restaurant’s IP rights can be protected.…
  • Jun 13

    Protecting Your Intellectual Property May Make Your Business More Attractive to Investor

    Protecting Your Intellectual Property May Make Your Business More Attractive to Investor
    To survive and grow you need to protect your company’s intellectual property (IP). Your product designs, marketing plans, customer lists and other proprietary information are what make your business unique. Recognizing and protecting…
Rank this Week: 1977

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Jun 27

    Russian Trade Sanctions-Related Securities Lawsuit Dismissed

    Russian Trade Sanctions-Related Securities Lawsuit Dismissed
    In a prior post, I noted that among the implications of the international trade sanctions is the possibility that companies affected by sanctions could face D&O claims. Among the risks the sanctions program presents is the possibility…
  • Jun 26

    What Does the Brexit Vote Mean for the Insurance Industry?

    What Does the Brexit Vote Mean for the Insurance Industry?
    The historic June 23, 2016 vote by a majority of voters for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union has dominated the headlines and roiled financial markets around the world – and for good reason. The U.K.’s withdrawal from…
  • Jun 23

    Guest Post: Deeper Trends in Securities Class Actions 2006-2015

    Guest Post: Deeper Trends in Securities Class Actions 2006-2015
    There have been a number of important developments in class action securities litigation case filings in the recent years. In the following guest post, Michael Klausner, Professor of Law, Stanford Law School, and Jason Hegland, Executive…
Rank this Week: 1095

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Jun 27

    A Text Message Is a Writing, Too (Albeit with More Emojis)

    A Text Message Is a Writing, Too (Albeit with More Emojis)
    As technology continues to evolve, so does the law, and a recent case out of Massachusetts, St. John's Holdings, LLC v. Two Electronics, LLC, MISC 16-000090, proves it. Addressing what the court termed a "novel" question in the…
  • Jun 23

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts & Commercial Law Downloads (June 23, 2016)

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts & Commercial Law Downloads (June 23, 2016)
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 581 What We Buy When We 'Buy Now' Aaron Perzanowski and Chris Jay Hoofnagle Case Western Reserve University School of Law and University of…
  • Jun 23

    A Modern-day “Hamer v. Sidway-”like Case with an International Twist

    A Modern-day “Hamer v. Sidway-”like Case with an International Twist
    Looking for an interesting new case on the statute of frauds, breach of contract, promissory estoppel, and constructive trust by a son against his father? Here’s one for you: It is California. The year is 1994. Father Sardul allegedly…
Rank this Week: 2499

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Jun 27

    Dead Man Talking

    Dead Man Talking
    When there’s a suit involving someone’s estate, can you get into evidence a hearsay statement by the person who has died? If the statement falls under this exception to the hearsay rule, the dead person may have his or her say in…
  • Jun 24

    To Demur or Not to Demur?

    To Demur or Not to Demur?
    A demurrer can be an excellent tool to challenge the legal sufficiency of allegations in an opponent’s pleadings. In deciding whether to demur to a complaint, defense counsel should consider not only whether a demurrable defect appears…
  • Jun 22

    What to Tell Your Client When the Court Date’s Set

    What to Tell Your Client When the Court Date’s Set
    When a date is set for trial or a hearing at which your client needs to appear, don’t just pick up the phone—write your client a letter. This letter has two purposes: it informs your client of the date and it requests that he or…
Rank this Week: 2331

AMS Counsel Blawg

AMS Counsel Blawg

Covers business law, employment agreements, and start-up considerations. By Anne Marie Segal.

http://annemariesegal.com/
  • Jun 27

    Young Women Lawyers: Get Respect

    Young Women Lawyers: Get Respect
    Many inquiries I have received as a coach, and as a senior attorney beforehand, revolve around a single, critical issue: As a young woman attorney (or, in some cases, as a senior woman attorney), how can I get the respect I deserve?
  • Jun 22

    Successful Career Transition Stage 2: Vet Your Option

    Successful Career Transition Stage 2: Vet Your Option
    Kristina has always secretly dreamed of owning a vineyard in France. She has other dreams, too. But this one just won’t go away. How can Kristina, from her windowless desk at a bank in New York City, figure out how…
  • Jun 16

    Successful Career Transition Stage 1: Start With a Creative Mindset

    Successful Career Transition Stage 1: Start With a Creative Mindset
    Marilyn hates her job. She has many ideas about where her next move and needs help sorting them out. Rob is stuck in a rut but he can hardly imagine doing anything else. Marilyn and Rob are in Stage 1 of the Career Transition Process and need…
Rank this Week: 3454

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Jun 27

    Broker-Dealer Customer Protection Rule versus Investment Adviser Custody

    Broker-Dealer Customer Protection Rule versus Investment Adviser Custody
    A recent enforcement case highlighted the stark difference between the custody requirements of a broker-dealer and an investment adviser. Merrill Lynch was smacked with over $400 million in disgorgement and penalties for putting customer…
  • Jun 24

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for the Brexit

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for the Brexit
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that caught my attention while waiting for the results from the Brexit vote. BEST PRACTICES FOR TODAY’S CCO by Julie DiMauro in the FCPA Blog In addition to knowing their…
  • Jun 20

    SEC Charges Fund Administrator as a Failed Gatekeeper

    SEC Charges Fund Administrator as a Failed Gatekeeper
    The Securities and Exchange Commission charged Steven Zoernack and his firm EquityStar Capital Management with fraud for stealing investor money and hiding his criminal past. The SEC brought fraud charges against ClearPath Wealth Management…
Rank this Week: 4196

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2174

On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog

On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog

Covers the history of both international and domestic wine laws and developing legal issues in the wine industry. By Lindsey A. Zahn.

http://www.winelawonreserve.com
  • Jun 27

    TTB Proposes Revisions to Wine Label Regulations and Recordkeeping

    TTB Proposes Revisions to Wine Label Regulations and Recordkeeping
    On Wednesday, June 22, 2016, TTB published a notice in the Federal Register proposing important changes to wine labeling regulations and recordkeeping requirements. Comments to the proposed changes will be accepted through August…
  • Jun 27

    Empire Wine Bill Passes in New York Senate

    Empire Wine Bill Passes in New York Senate
    The “Empire Wine Bill” (version 2.0) passed in the New York State Senate on Friday, June 17th per the New York State Assembly website. The matching Assembly bill, A10248, passed earlier on June 15th. The…
  • Jun 17

    Empire Wine Bill Passes in Assembly

    Empire Wine Bill Passes in Assembly
    The “Empire Wine Bill” (version 2.0) passed in the New York State Assembly on Wednesday, June 15th per the New York State Assembly website. The matching Senate bill, S07728, has not yet passed and shows no action on the…
Rank this Week: 1639

New York Business Divorce

New York Business Divorce

Covers dissolution and other disputes among New York corporations, LLCs and partnerships. By Peter A. Mahler.

http://www.nybusinessdivorce.com/
Rank this Week: 1258

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

Swiss blawg covering a broad range of Swiss and international laws.

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Jun 26

    Unternehmenssteuerreform III – Parlamentarische Schlussabstimmung

    Unternehmenssteuerreform III – Parlamentarische Schlussabstimmung
    Am 17. Juni 2017 fand die Schlussabstimmung des Eidgenössischen Parlaments in Sachen Unternehmenssteuerreform III statt. Damit sind nach mehrmaligem hin und her alle Differenzen bereinigt worden. Die Unternehmenssteuerreform III, welche…
  • Jun 20

    BGer 1C_296/2015: Öffentlichkeitsprinzip im politischen Kontext

    BGer 1C_296/2015: Öffentlichkeitsprinzip im politischen Kontext
    Im Rahmen von Recherchetätigkeiten stellte ein Bundeshausredaktor beim Eidgenössischen Steueramt ein Gesuch um Akteneinsicht. Er war an einer Zusammenstellung einer Liste von Staaten interessiert, die ein Amtshilfegesuch stellten.…
  • Jun 16

    Nationalrat will neue Vorschläge zum elektronischen Zugriff auf das Grundbuch

    Nationalrat will neue Vorschläge zum elektronischen Zugriff auf das Grundbuch
    Der Nationalrat hat am 14. Juni 2016 (s. SDA Mitteilung) die Vorlage des Bundesrats zum elektronischen Zugriff auf das Grundbuch mit 146 zu 24 Stimmen bei 9 Enthaltungen zurückgewiesen. Der Bundesrat muss seine Vorschläge nun…
Rank this Week: 2383

Tennessee Business Litigation…

Tennessee Business Litigation Lawyers Blog

Covers business and insurance litigation. By Pepper & Brothers PLLC.

http://www.nashvillebusinesslitigationlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2924

Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

Covers laws relating to pre-need and death care compliance, serving banks, funeral homes, crematories, and cemetaries. By William Stalter.

http://www.deathcarelaw.com/
  • Jun 25

    Surprise Fees? Not if You Read the Contract

    Surprise Fees? Not if You Read the Contract
    A local Kansas City television station recently ran a story about a consumer’s complaint that his preneed contract did not cover “surprise fees”.   The consumer had purchased the preneed contract from a Kansas City…
  • Jun 21

    Missouri’s June 30th Rules Committee Meeting: Time to Take the Lead

    Missouri’s June 30th Rules Committee Meeting: Time to Take the Lead
    In our January 3rd Post, we described the process (or lack of process) between the State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors and the Division staff for establishing the examination procedures that would be applied to preneed sellers for…
  • Jun 12

    Installment Payments and Preneed: At the cost of the seller

    Installment Payments and Preneed: At the cost of the seller
    A preneed client recently complained about preneed shortfalls they were experiencing on trust funded contracts.  We went back to our 2014 blog post (The Factors Contributing to Preneed Shortfalls: Investment Return and Operator’s…
Rank this Week: 1101

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

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

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2488

Corporate Social Responsibility…

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law

Covers corporate governance, human rights, trade and transparency. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.csrandthelaw.com
  • Jun 24

    Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely

    Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely
    It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: a new guide for business lawyers from the International Bar…
  • Jun 22

    Five Key Points about the New European Union Conflict Minerals Agreement

    Five Key Points about the New European Union Conflict Minerals Agreement
    On June 15, the European Union announced that it had reached a “political understanding” on many of the substantive components of a new conflict minerals regulation. The regulation, once drafted, will be submitted to the…
  • Jun 16

    U.N. Guiding Principles: Reflections on the Past Five Year

    U.N. Guiding Principles: Reflections on the Past Five Year
    This post was originally published on The Huffington Post. Five years ago today, on June 16, 2011, the way we view the human rights responsibilities of companies changed. On that day, the United Nations Human Rights Council unanimously…
Rank this Week: 3548

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Covers government contract issues including contract formation, strategies, bid protests and contract interpretation. By Crowell Moring.

http://www.governmentcontractslegalforum.com/
  • Jun 24

    The SBA Final Rule Implementing the FY2013 NDAA Part IV: New Recertification Requirement Following Mergers & Acquisition

    The SBA Final Rule Implementing the FY2013 NDAA Part IV: New Recertification Requirement Following Mergers & Acquisition
    In this part of our ongoing series on the Small Business Government Contracting and National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 Amendments implementing the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (FY2013 NDAA) Amendments, we address the new…
  • Jun 23

    Supreme Court Recognizes Implied Certification Theory of FCA Liability

    Supreme Court Recognizes Implied Certification Theory of FCA Liability
    In a decision that will impact Government contractors, health care providers and all institutions that accept federal dollars, the U.S. Supreme Court this past week offered a qualified affirmation of the validity of the implied certification…
  • Jun 20

    Crowell & Moring Held Its Annual OOPS Conference

    Crowell & Moring Held Its Annual OOPS Conference
    The Government Contracts Group, along with our colleagues from the Corporate, White Collar, Litigation, and Labor & Employment Groups along with several guest speakers, presented on a broad range of current issues impacting government…
Rank this Week: 4984

Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

Provides best practice tips, checklists and updates designed to keep organizations of all sizes in compliance with federal and state employment laws. By Holland & Hart.

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Obama’s Immigration Policy Blocked Due to Equally Divided Supreme Court

    Obama’s Immigration Policy Blocked Due to Equally Divided Supreme Court
    By Roger Tsai A 4-to-4 decision by the Supreme Court on a challenge to President Obama’s immigration reform policy means that the policy continues to be blocked, disappointing five million undocumented immigrants who had hoped to stay and…
  • Jun 23

    Affirmative Action Policy Upheld By Supreme Court

    Affirmative Action Policy Upheld By Supreme Court
    By R. Calder Huntington Race may be taken into account when public universities and colleges admit students, ruled the U.S. Supreme Court today. For the second time, the Court was asked to decide whether the University of Texas at Austin’s…
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court Avoids Deciding Whether Car Dealership Service Advisors Are Exempt From Overtime Pay

    Supreme Court Avoids Deciding Whether Car Dealership Service Advisors Are Exempt From Overtime Pay
    By Brian Mumaugh The U.S. Supreme Court rejected the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) 2011 rule that stated that “service advisors” at car dealerships are not exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), but declined to take the…
Rank this Week: 2335

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business transactions, start-ups, and mergers. By Structure Law Group, LLP.

http://www.sanjosebusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Restricted Stock vs. Stock Options: Deciding How to Compensate Your Employee

    Restricted Stock vs. Stock Options: Deciding How to Compensate Your Employee
    Startup companies often defer cash compensation to their employees in exchange for a share of future growth through the issuance of equity. If you own a non-public company, you may wish to compensate your employees partially by issuing them…
  • Jun 17

    Avoiding Business Ownership Dispute

    Avoiding Business Ownership Dispute
    Of course, the best course of action is to avoid business ownership disputes entirely. While you can never account for the conduct of others, careful legal planning can help minimize both the chance that a dispute will arise as well as the…
  • Jun 10

    What is an Apostille? Using Documents in a Foreign Country

    What is an Apostille? Using Documents in a Foreign Country
    It is not uncommon for businesses in today’s global economy to engage in international transactions. Although legal documents are signed and exchanged by those who have been engaged in business together, there are times when the…
Rank this Week: 3785

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Jun 24

    The Government May Be Afraid, but You Do Not Have to Be ... - New

    The Government May Be Afraid, but You Do Not Have to Be ... - New
    What is the grey tsunami? The term "grey tsunami" is used to describe the tidal wave of baby boomers approaching their senior years and the approaching challenge of caring for our loved ones as they age. Is the challenge...
  • Jun 14

    Franchise Profitability - Capital Area Franchise Association

    Franchise Profitability - Capital Area Franchise Association
    Ever wonder how a beloved & local 650+ unit franchise system almost disappears, but then makes a comeback? How do they deal with the supply chain issues? Come and find out more about this fascinating & developing franchise…
  • Jun 1

    IT'S DEBBIE MOSS-THE MEETING BOSS - Marketing

    IT'S DEBBIE MOSS-THE MEETING BOSS - Marketing
    I personally could not be more excited. And I don't want to brag but I nudged Ms. Moss or (mzmoss53@gmail.com) to do this the day some very misguided International Franchise Association board members allowed an even more misguided then...
Rank this Week: 4980

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1586

AG Deal Diary

AG Deal Diary

A collection of insights and analysis on hot topics impacting companies, funds, dealmakers and directors. By Akin Gump.

http://www.akingump.com/en/experience/practices/corporate/ag-deal-diary/index.html
  • Jun 23

    Brexit: Trade and Regulation Outlook

    Brexit: Trade and Regulation Outlook
    The UK vote to Brexit has material economic, financial, commercial, political, legal and social implications. Once the UK government has formally notified the European Council of its citizens’ decision to leave the EU, the UK has a…
  • Jun 23

    Brexit: Key Tax Implications for Alternative Investment Funds and Investment Manager

    Brexit: Key Tax Implications for Alternative Investment Funds and Investment Manager
    The result of the UK’s referendum of 23 June 2016 was announced today as a victory for ‘Brexit’ - in other words, for the UK to exit the European Union.  This decision is expected to have significant ramifications for…
  • Jun 23

    Brexit: EU Later!

    Brexit: EU Later!
    The UK vote to Brexit has material economic, financial, commercial, political, legal and social implications. Once the UK government has formally notified the European Council of its citizens’ decision to leave the EU, the UK has a…
Rank this Week: 1834

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Jun 23

    Trade Secrets Receive Federal Protection

    Trade Secrets Receive Federal Protection
    This post discusses the civil and criminal protections for trade secrets available since May 12, 2016 under the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA). Relevant definitions in the DTSA roughly follow – with numerous modest…
  • Jun 13

    May a Minor Be a Partner?

    May a Minor Be a Partner?
    This post answers the following question: May a minor be a partner (in a partnership legal entity)? It is based on my answer to the Avvo question, In California, can a minor be a partner in a General Partnership? Please note that, at…
  • Jun 9

    Shareholder Approval Requirements in California

    Shareholder Approval Requirements in California
    This post discusses which corporate actions require shareholder approval. The following pertains to California corporations. Corporations formed in other states will have different requirements. Section citations below refer to the…
Rank this Week: 3905