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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: 7

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • May 28

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for May 28, 2015

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for May 28, 2015
    Court Docket (Bankr. D. Del.): Notice of Appointment of Committee of Unsecured Creditors in Golden County Foods, Inc. Bankruptcy Cases Court Docket (Bankr. D. Del.): Notice of Withdrawal of Professionals Representing the Official Committee of…
  • May 26

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for May 27, 2015

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for May 27, 2015
    U.S. Supreme Court: Opinion Issued in Wellness Int’l Network, Ltd. v. Sharif Weil, Gotshal & Manges: Some Guidance from SCOTUS on Stern v. Marshall! (And What You Really Need to Know) Wall Street Journal: Judge…
  • May 26

    New Bankruptcy Opinion: SCHWAB INDUSTRIES, INC. v. Huntington National Bank – Dist. Court, ND Ohio, 2015

    New Bankruptcy Opinion: SCHWAB INDUSTRIES, INC. v. Huntington National Bank – Dist. Court, ND Ohio, 2015
    Schwab Industries, Inc., Appellant, v. Huntington National Bank, et al., Appellees. Case Nos. 5:14cv2578, 5:14CV2586 United States District Court, N.D. Ohio, Eastern Division. May 19, 2015. ORDER JOHN R. ADAMS, District Judge. These two…
Rank this Week: 26

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: 29

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • May 25

    Consumer Search With Chain Store

    Consumer Search With Chain Store
    Sergey Kuniavsky, Munich Graduate School of Economics, writes on Consumer Search With Chain Stores. ABSTRACT: The Stahl model is one of the most applied consumer search models, with many applications and an empirical background. The present…
  • May 25

    Sequential Markets, Market Power and Arbitrage

    Sequential Markets, Market Power and Arbitrage
    ITO Koichiro, RIETI and Mar REGUANT, Stanford GSB theorize about Sequential Markets, Market Power and Arbitrage. ABSTRACT: We develop a theoretical framework to characterize strategic behavior in sequential markets under imperfect competition…
  • May 24

    Today is the holiday of Shavuot and my kids have linked the giving of the Ten Commandments to Antitrust!

    Today is the holiday of Shavuot and my kids have linked the giving of the Ten Commandments to Antitrust!
    Today is Shavuot (Feast of Weeks or the Pentecost to use the ancient Greek term) - the Jewish holiday to commemorate when God gave the Ten Commandments (and Torah) to the Israelites in the Sinai. The girls asked why the...
Rank this Week: 53

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 27

    Gross rent seeking by LA labor union

    Gross rent seeking by LA labor union
    The LA Times reports: Labor leaders, who were among the strongest supporters of the citywide minimum wage increase approved last week by the Los Angeles City Council, are advocating last-minute... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • May 27

    How shareholder activism hurts the US economy

    How shareholder activism hurts the US economy
    From today's WSJ: U.S. businesses, feeling heat from activist investors, are slashing long-term spending and returning billions of dollars to shareholders, a fundamental shift in the way they are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • May 27

    David McCullough's The Wright Brother

    David McCullough's The Wright Brother
    I just finished the Wright Brothers, which I enjoyed, even though I don't think it's one of McCullough's best books. My main criticisms? The treatment of the events of December 1903 get relatively... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 93

Rush On Business

Rush On Business

Covers business litigation, employment law, franchise law, incorporation and starting a business. By Rush Nigut.

http://www.rushonbusiness.com/
  • May 18

    Success in Business: Strategies for Inheritance

    Success in Business: Strategies for Inheritance
    Many small family businesses become quite successful and the owners manage to accumulate significant wealth. I ran across a good post discussing the ways the upper class manages their abundance through a mix of different strategies…
  • May 4

    Unlimited Vacation, Free Beer and Kids at Work. Is this the Future Workplace?

    Unlimited Vacation, Free Beer and Kids at Work. Is this the Future Workplace?
    CEOs and leaders of all organizations covet the creative culture of companies like Google or Zappos — it feels out of reach, but it may be right under their finger tips. The Iowa Creativity Summit is featuring Nancy Lyons of…
  • Apr 15

    Looking to Buy a Franchise? Don’t Make These Mistake

    Looking to Buy a Franchise? Don’t Make These Mistake
    Inc.Magazine has a great article on the 5 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Buying a Franchise. The one I want to touch on in this post is #4 – Not learning how to implement the franchise system. All too often, would be…
Rank this Week: 99

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 27

    Humblebragging is Empirically, Not Just Anecdotally, Ineffective

    Humblebragging is Empirically, Not Just Anecdotally, Ineffective
    Last month, Ovul Sezer, Francesca Gino, and Michael I. Norton of Harvard Business School posted Humblebragging: A Distinct – And Ineffective – Self-Presentation Strategy to SSRN (available here). Here is the full article abstract:…
  • May 27

    Social Enterprise, Brazilian Style

    Social Enterprise, Brazilian Style
    As a semi-closeted (now "out," I guess) foodie* and as a lover of "things Brazilian" (including Havaianas flip-flops and Veja sneakers, as well as churrascarias and caipirinhas), I read with interest a recent electronic…
  • May 27

    The Future of Respectability for Lawyers (Part 4)

    The Future of Respectability for Lawyers (Part 4)
    In my first post of this series, I asked whether business leaders had unknowingly provided the legal industry with a long-term solution to declining interest in the legal profession and potential waning influence. I suggested that business…
Rank this Week: 143

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
  • May 20

    Where Art Tito and Blue Moon? June 4 Webinar

    Where Art Tito and Blue Moon? June 4 Webinar
    I am very pleased to announce that we will be joining with Chicago law firm Locke Lord to provide the following webinar. Simon and Tom have lots of experience representing consumer products companies in defending class action lawsuits. They…
  • May 5

    A Great Day for Maker’s Mark. A Good Day for Tito(?)

    A Great Day for Maker’s Mark. A Good Day for Tito(?)
    Whoa! The first of the “handmade” cases wrapped up within the past week. On May 1, 2015 the U.S. District Court in Tallahassee dismissed the class action lawsuit against Maker’s Mark “with prejudice.” The…
  • May 5

    A Great Day for Maker’s; a Good Day for Tito(?)

    A Great Day for Maker’s; a Good Day for Tito(?)
    Whoa! The first of the “handmade” cases wrapped up within the past week. On May 1, 2015 the U.S. District Court in Tallahassee dismissed the class action lawsuit against Maker’s Mark “with prejudice.” The…
Rank this Week: 159

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

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

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • May 13

    Interesting new scholarship on academic freedom and social media.

    Interesting new scholarship on academic freedom and social media.
    See here.  My buddy Michael LeRoy, who does very cool work, wrote it. 
  • May 4

    The Dave Goldbergs of the world may be rare, but they're out there.

    The Dave Goldbergs of the world may be rare, but they're out there.
    Everything I've read about Dave Goldberg, including this New York Times obituary, indicates that he was an extraordinary person, and my heart goes out to his family.  Equal relationships should be the norm, but I hear that they're…
  • May 1

    Best managerial advice ever.

    Best managerial advice ever.
    There's a great article by Paula Krebs in this week's Chronicle of Higher Education's Vitae section (here).  In it, she talks about the importance of working on difficult issues by first imagining why the person sitting across the table…
Rank this Week: 165

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    New book chapter on young women and transformative work

    New book chapter on young women and transformative work
    Busy week, part N: I have a new chapter, Transformative Works: Young Women’s Voices on Fandom and Fair Use, with Betsy Rosenblatt in a book edited by Jane Bailey and Valerie Steeves from U Ottawa Press, eGirls, eCitizens, available as a…
  • May 27

    DMCA hearings: library etc education

    DMCA hearings: library etc education
    Copyright Office: Jacqueline CharlesworthMichelle ChoeRegan SmithCy DonnellySteve RuheJohn RileyStacy Cheney (NTIA) Proposed Class 4: Audiovisual works – educational uses – educational programs operated by museums, libraries,…
  • May 27

    DMCA hearings: K-12 education

    DMCA hearings: K-12 education
    Copyright Office: Jacqueline CharlesworthMichelle ChoeRegan SmithCy DonnellySteve RuheJohn RileyStacy Cheney (NTIA) Proposed Class 2: Audiovisual works – educational uses – primary and secondary schools (K-12)This proposed…
Rank this Week: 288

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • May 28

    How to Clean Up Your Writing

    How to Clean Up Your Writing
    Maybe you’ve read the stories about the candidate who wasn’t hired because of spelling errors in the resumé. Or the firm that lost the bid in response to a request for proposal because of grammatical errors on its…
  • May 27

    Lawyers Should Learn to Talk Busine

    Lawyers Should Learn to Talk Busine
    Ditching the legalese has its virtues and, for some GCs, it’s a requirement: “Lawyers are so famously fluent in their own jargon that the rest of the world has furrowed its brow and given this language its own name —…
  • May 22

    Ten Seldom Discussed FCPA Facts that You Need to Know

    Ten Seldom Discussed FCPA Facts that You Need to Know
    Professor and FCPA expert Mike Koehler is back with his latest installment on FCPA issues: “Much is written about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. However, amid the clutter of enforcement agency rhetoric and resolution documents not…
Rank this Week: 256

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Companies (Amendment) Act, 2015 Notified

    Companies (Amendment) Act, 2015 Notified
    The Companies (Amendment) Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha earlier this month. We had discussedthe broad nature of the changes introduced.Now, the amendment has become law in the form of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2015 as it has…
  • May 27

    Designing Executive Compensation for Banks and Financial Institution

    Designing Executive Compensation for Banks and Financial Institution
    When it comes to banks and financial institutions, there are additional corporate governance requirements apart from those applicable to other types of companies. This is because the operation of banks and financial institutions affect the…
  • May 24

    SEBI’s Interim Measure in an Insider Trading Case

    SEBI’s Interim Measure in an Insider Trading Case
    [The following guest post is contributed by Supreme Waskar, who is a corporate lawyer]The securities market regulator, SEBI, has directedMr. A. Vellayan (Chairman of Coromandel International Limited (“Coromandel”) to surrender…
Rank this Week: 292

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
Rank this Week: 241

Federal Securities Law Blog

Federal Securities Law Blog

FedSecLaw.com is devoted to highlighting current issues in securities laws, discussing the ramifications of those issues for today’s businesses, and providing bottom-line takeaways for busy owners, managers, and executives. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.fedseclaw.com/
  • May 22

    World’s top banks plead guilty to gaming foreign-currency market

    World’s top banks plead guilty to gaming foreign-currency market
    Scandal roiled the banking industry Wednesday as four of the world’s largest banks — Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland — pleaded guilty to federal antitrust violations for conspiring to…
  • Apr 30

    SEC votes to propose executive compensation rule

    SEC votes to propose executive compensation rule
    On April 29, 2015, pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted 3 to 2 to approve a proposed amendment to executive compensation rules in Item 402…
  • Apr 3

    U.S. Supreme Court clarifies liability for opinions in registration statement

    U.S. Supreme Court clarifies liability for opinions in registration statement
    Opinions in registration statements continue to be one of the most commonly litigated items under Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933 (“Section 11”). On March 24, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court in Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers…
Rank this Week: 280

Maryland Business Law Developments

Maryland Business Law Developments

Tracks judicial developments in Maryland business law. By the Business Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association.

http://marylandbusinesslawdevelopments.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    Bontempo v. Lare (Md. Ct. Spec. App.)

    Bontempo v. Lare (Md. Ct. Spec. App.)
    Filed: April 30, 2014Opinion by: Douglas R. M. ZanarianHolding: (1) When a minority stockholder petitions a court for dissolution pursuant to Md. Code Ann., Corps. & Ass’ns § 3-413 (the “dissolution statute”), such…
  • May 5

    Dynport Vaccine Co. LLC v. Lonza Biologics, Inc. (Maryland U.S.D.C.)

    Dynport Vaccine Co. LLC v. Lonza Biologics, Inc. (Maryland U.S.D.C.)
    Filed: April 30, 2015Opinion by: James K. BredarHolding: A basic ordering agreement that provides a framework for future contracts but fails to include mutuality of obligation is not by itself an enforceable contract. Facts: Contractor and…
  • Apr 29

    TBC, Inc. v. DEI Holdings, Inc. (Maryland U.S.D.C.)

    TBC, Inc. v. DEI Holdings, Inc. (Maryland U.S.D.C.)
    Filed: March 24, 2015Opinion by: Catherine D. BlakeHoldings:(1)   A corporate entity, in acquiring the assets of a predecessor, cannot be held liable solely based on continued use of a predecessor’s trade name, sale of a…
Rank this Week: 172

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

Provides news, updates and insights for financial services employers. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
  • May 21

    Internal Whistleblower Complaints Raise Important Consideration

    Internal Whistleblower Complaints Raise Important Consideration
    The number of whistleblower complaints is on the rise, according to the 2014 Annual Report to Congress on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program, and defending against them can be costly and disrupt business operations. Taking appropriate steps…
  • May 14

    Eleventh Circuit Rules That State Whistleblower Law Is Preempted By National Bank Act

    Eleventh Circuit Rules That State Whistleblower Law Is Preempted By National Bank Act
    On May 5, 2015, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Wiersum v. U.S. Bank, N.A. (pdf) that the National Bank Act (“NBA”), 12 U.S.C. §24 (Fifth), preempted a bank officer’s state law whistleblower claim…
  • May 6

    Immigration Update: Establishing Mobility Programs Is Essential for a Global Workforce

    Immigration Update: Establishing Mobility Programs Is Essential for a Global Workforce
    By Jennifer Taler As the economy becomes increasingly globalized, it is important for financial services industry employers to maintain their competitive edge by developing a robust toolkit of cross-border capabilities. The ability to…
Rank this Week: 208

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
Rank this Week: 294

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Apr 24

    Mylan's Dutch Pill

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

    Universal Demand and Merger Litigation

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

    Odds of Comcast-TWC Deal Going Through?

    Odds of Comcast-TWC Deal Going Through?
    By now a coin flip? -bjmq
Rank this Week: 184

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage…

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.massachusetts-alcoholic-beverage-licensing.com/
  • Feb 24

    New tax on alcohol sales in Boston proposed

    New tax on alcohol sales in Boston proposed
    The Boston Globe reports that two Boston city councilors have filed paperwork to begin a process that could result in a substantial new citywide tax on the sale of alcohol, and to use the millions of dollars in expected revenue exclusively on…
  • Feb 20

    BYOB in Boston?

    BYOB in Boston?
    Bring your own booze could become a reality in Boston in the near future. At-large City Councilors Michelle Wu and Stephen Murphy have submitted a proposal to allow smaller restaurants the option of offering BYOB service to diners, reports…
  • Jan 17

    Northampton Seeks Additional License

    Northampton Seeks Additional License
    The Northampton City Council agreed to adopt a resolution to create 5 new liquor licenses for 5 existing businesses. Mayor David Narkewicz hopes this is the first step in getting rid of the quota system, and giving local city and towns (like…
Rank this Week: 263

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: 273

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: 183

BizzBangBuzz

BizzBangBuzz

Covers small business, venture capital, entrepreneurship and technology. By Anthony Cerminaro.

http://bizzbangbuzz.blogspot.com/
  • May 8

    The World is Being Flattened

    The World is Being Flattened
    ... by Ten Forces Collapse of Berlin Wall--11/89: The event not only symbolized the end of the Cold war, it allowed people from other side of the wall to join the economic mainstream.
  • Jan 9

    The MBA Oath

    The MBA Oath
    The MBA Oath is a voluntary pledge for graduating MBAs and current MBAs to “create value responsibly and ethically.” The MBA Oath As a business leader I recognize my role in society. My purpose is to lead people and manage resources to…
  • Oct 5

    Business Plan Basic

    Business Plan Basic
    What makes for a successful business plan? This post from Noah Parsons covers the essentials:"Executive summaries need to be short, direct, and provide an overview of the business opportunity ... A good plan will communicate what the business…
Rank this Week: 195

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 28

    Stock Repurchases: “We Can’t Think Of Anything Better To Do With Your Money”

    Stock Repurchases: “We Can’t Think Of Anything Better To Do With Your Money”
    The Wall Street Journal took aim yesterday at stock repurchases and dividend payments, citing a commissioned study that concluded: “companies in the S&P 500 index sharply increased their spending on dividends and buybacks…
  • May 27

    Does Mandated Unbundling Deprive Stockholders The Right To Vote On The Whole?

    Does Mandated Unbundling Deprive Stockholders The Right To Vote On The Whole?
    A forthcoming academic paper looks for bundling in more than 1,500 management proposals between 2003 and 2012.  Bundling occurs when multiple matters are combined into a single proposal.  The authors, James Cox, Fabrizio…
  • May 26

    Doing The Math On Delaware Derivative Settlement

    Doing The Math On Delaware Derivative Settlement
    Last Friday, Delaware lawyer Francis G.X. Pileggi wrote about Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster’s recent decision to award more than $72 million in attorneys fees in costs in connection with the settlement of a derivative action…
Rank this Week: 517

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: 577

Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

Shares advice for business owners & executives. By Cleve Clinton and Jamie Ribman.

http://www.tiltingthescales.com/
  • May 27

    A Lawyer and a Juror

    A Lawyer and a Juror
    This month I am flushing the format to talk about jury duty. I recently got selected to serve on a jury in a civil case. The experience fascinated me because, as a civil trial lawyer myself, it gave me the opportunity to see a trial from a…
  • May 22

    Foreseeability and a Business Owner’s Liability for Criminal Acts of Other

    Foreseeability and a Business Owner’s Liability for Criminal Acts of Other
    Recently we’ve discussed how the foreseeability of the potential harm caused by a person’s actions can make them liable for negligence. Recent horrific events in Garland and Waco, Texas bring up a related question: can a business…
  • May 21

    Business Owners Don’t Have Crystal Balls: Foreseeability and Liability for Criminal Action

    Business Owners Don’t Have Crystal Balls: Foreseeability and Liability for Criminal Action
    Recently we’ve discussed how the foreseeability of the potential harm caused by a person’s actions can make them liable for negligence. Recent horrific events in Garland and Waco, Texas bring up a related question: can a business…
Rank this Week: 488

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/
  • May 27

    GAO: Agency Need Not Raise Offeror’s High Price In Discussion

    GAO: Agency Need Not Raise Offeror’s High Price In Discussion
    When an agency decides to hold discussions with offerors, must it discuss with an offeror the price proposed for the contract? Not unless that offeror’s proposed price is so high as to be unreasonable. As the GAO held in a recent bid…
  • May 26

    SmallGovCon Welcomes Matt Schoonover

    SmallGovCon Welcomes Matt Schoonover
    Just last week, SmallGovCon celebrated its third anniversary.  When I started the blog in May 2012, I wondered whether there would be enough “going on” to support a regular blog about government contracting law for small…
  • May 26

    8(a) Program Denial: Federal Lawsuit Available, Says SBA OHA

    8(a) Program Denial: Federal Lawsuit Available, Says SBA OHA
    An 8(a) Program applicant may challenge the SBA’s denial of its application in federal court if the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals lacks jurisdiction to hear the case. According to a recent OHA decision, although OHA’s own…
Rank this Week: 642

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 27

    New in Print

    New in Print
    Kenneth A. Adams, Eliminating the Phase Represents and Warrants from Contracts, 16 Transactions: Tenn. J. Bus. L. 203 (2015) Carlos Berdejo, Revisiting the Voting Prohibition in Bond Workouts, 89 Tul. L. Rev. 541 (2015) Hillary L. Berk, The…
  • May 26

    Airbnb Update

    Airbnb Update
    We have previously blogged about “sharing economy” short-term rental company Airbnb at various times here. Time for an update: The City of Santa Monica, California, just passed an ordinance that prohibits property owners and residents…
  • May 26

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 258 Loyalty Rebates after Intel: Time for the European Court of Justice to Overrule Hoffman-La Roche Damien Geradin George Mason…
Rank this Week: 374

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
  • May 26

    What is an Operating Agreement?

    What is an Operating Agreement?
    I have used the term “operating agreement” in quite a few of this blog’s posts. However none of those posts explains in detail what a limited liability company (LLC) operating agreement must contain. This post provides that…
  • Apr 7

    What is the Origin of the Copyright Symbol (©)?

    What is the Origin of the Copyright Symbol (©)?
    This post about the origin of the copyright symbol (©) is based on my answer to a Quora question. See Why are the symbols of “©” and “®” used to identify copyrights and registered trademarks?…
  • Apr 1

    How can a Foreigner Open a Bank Account in the U.S.?

    How can a Foreigner Open a Bank Account in the U.S.?
    This post answers a question I have been asked many times: How can a foreigner open a bank account in the U.S.? This question usually is asked by foreign entrepreneurs. They want to start a business in the U.S. And to do so effectively, a…
Rank this Week: 405

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/
  • May 26

    5 Reasons to Get a “Quick-and-Dirty” Appraisal in Business Divorce Case

    5 Reasons to Get a “Quick-and-Dirty” Appraisal in Business Divorce Case
    The so-called "quick and dirty" business appraisal can serve a number of highly useful purposes in the early stages of a business divorce, as explained in this week's New York Business Divorce.
  • May 18

    Oppression Claims Don’t Cut It in LLC Dissolution Case

    Oppression Claims Don’t Cut It in LLC Dissolution Case
    Last week's decision by a Manhattan appellate panel in Barone v. Sowers reaffirms its holding two years ago in Doyle v. Icon, LLC that a minority member of an LLC cannot solely rely on allegations of oppression by the majority member to…
  • May 11

    Should Business Appraisers Rely on Case Precedent for Discounts?

    Should Business Appraisers Rely on Case Precedent for Discounts?
    In a prior, reported decision involving Company A, the judge applied a 25% marketability discount. Can that decision be used to support a 25% discount in valuing unrelated Company B? Get the answer in this week's New York Business Divorce.
Rank this Week: 420

Pension Risk Matters

Pension Risk Matters

Focuses on pension financial risk issues from a governance and fiduciary perspective. Published by Susan M. Mangiero.

http://www.pensionriskmatters.com/
  • May 26

    Derivatives, De-Risking and Disclosure

    Derivatives, De-Risking and Disclosure
    According to survey results provided in "Pension Plan De-Risking, North America 2015" (published by Clear Path Analysis and sponsored by Prudential Retirement), "pension risk management remains a principal concern for many plan sponsors."…
  • May 26

    Free Continuing Legal Education - Pension De-Risking Webinar

    Free Continuing Legal Education - Pension De-Risking Webinar
    There are seven complimentary passes left for anyone who is interested in attending "Pension De-Risking for Employee Benefit Sponsors: Avoiding Litigation and Enforcement Action." This educational webinar is sponsored by Strafford…
  • May 16

    Public Pension Funds and Municipal Bond Issuance

    Public Pension Funds and Municipal Bond Issuance
    On June 1, 2015, I will be talking about pension risk management with several other invited co-speakers. Part of the annual meeting of the Government Finance Officers Association ("GFOA"), this panel will address topics that include (a)…
Rank this Week: 404

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

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

http://www.delawarelitigation.com/
  • May 25

    Dealing With Difficult Lawyers and Other Difficult People

    Dealing With Difficult Lawyers and Other Difficult People
    One finds difficult personalities more often in lawyers as a group than in the general population as a whole. But there is hope. For the last 10 years or so, a well-respected Delaware lawyer has made an annual presentation with ……
  • May 25

    Dealing With Difficult Lawyers and Other Difficult People

    Dealing With Difficult Lawyers and Other Difficult People
    One finds difficult personalities more often in lawyers as a group than the general population as a whole. But there is hope. For the last 10 years or so, a well-respected Delaware lawyer has made an annual presentation with a ……
  • May 22

    Chancery Awards $72 Million in Fees for Settlement of Class and Derivative Suit

    Chancery Awards $72 Million in Fees for Settlement of Class and Derivative Suit
    In Re Activision Blizzard, Inc. Stockholder Litigation, Cons. C.A. No. 8885-VCL (Del. Ch. May 20, 2015). This Delaware Court of Chancery opinion refers to the settlement of $275 million in this case as the largest derivative settlement, and…
Rank this Week: 684

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

http://truthonthemarket.com/
Rank this Week: 438

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/
  • May 22

    The Fiduciary Duties of the Officers and Directors of a Corporation – Part I

    The Fiduciary Duties of the Officers and Directors of a Corporation – Part I
    A fiduciary duty is the highest duty that the law can require and it requires those upon whom the duty is imposed to act only in the interest of the party to whom the duty is owed.
  • May 15

    What is Breach of Lease? 3 Tips for Landlord

    What is Breach of Lease? 3 Tips for Landlord
    A real estate lease is a contract that outlines the landlord and tenant’s responsibilities regarding the occupancy of the property. Tenants are obligated to follow the rules of a lease agreement or the landlord has just cause to…
  • May 8

    The Importance of an Employee Handbook

    The Importance of an Employee Handbook
    Many small business owners try to keep the workplace atmosphere friendly and casual to increase employee satisfaction. However, certain employees may take advantage of this type of atmosphere to the detriment of the business.
Rank this Week: 375

My Distribution Law

My Distribution Law

Focuses on distribution law issues for manufacturers, wholesalers, dealers, and retailers. By Howard M. Ullman.

http://www.mydistributionlaw.com/
  • May 21

    Can Trademark Abuse Constitute Monopolization?

    Can Trademark Abuse Constitute Monopolization?
    As far as antitrust law is concerned, trademarks are the unwanted stepchildren of intellectual property. The conventional wisdom is that trademarks – whose exclusionary effect is very attenuated, if it exists at all – do not…
  • May 19

    Pay-for-delay and the Rule of Reason

    Pay-for-delay and the Rule of Reason
    Last week, I co-authored an article in the Los Angeles/San Francisco Daily Journal on the California Supreme Court’s recent decision in the Cipro Cases.  There, the Court held that so-called “reverse payment”…
  • May 1

    Can Computers Conspire to Fix Prices?

    Can Computers Conspire to Fix Prices?
    Strange as it sounds, maybe we’re getting closer to the day we have to seriously consider liability for computer conspiracies. On April 6, David Topkins, a former executive of an e-commerce seller of posters, prints and framed art…
Rank this Week: 424

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
  • May 19

    Upcoming Event at CIC – Cross-Atlantic Collaborations: Strategies and Tactic

    Upcoming Event at CIC – Cross-Atlantic Collaborations: Strategies and Tactic
    On Friday, June 5th MBBP will host an event at the Cambridge Innovation Center entitled “Cross-Atlantic Collaborations: Strategies and Tactics”. The panelists will discuss the creation and structuring…
  • May 19

    Employment Law Alert: Sick Time Law Update

    Employment Law Alert: Sick Time Law Update
    Recently, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced a transition policy under which employers who offer sufficient sick leave or paid time off to workers now have a six-month transition period in which to bring their…
  • May 4

    MBBP Clients Among BBJ’s Honorees – “Best Places to Work of 2015″

    MBBP Clients Among BBJ’s Honorees – “Best Places to Work of 2015″
    On Thursday, April 30th, the Boston Business Journal announced the 80 honorees for its annual Best Places to Work of 2015 program. This year’s employers were divided among five different categories based on company…
Rank this Week: 590

The Wired GC

The Wired GC

Covers compliance, corporate governance, management, regulations, tactics and technology.

http://www.wiredgc.com
  • May 16

    The Predictions For 2016 Will Be Coming Soon

    The Predictions For 2016 Will Be Coming Soon
    When you fire up your blog after 18 months, you realize that some things have changed.  And also how much hasn’t.
  • May 16

    What Happens When You Take a Blogging Hiatu

    What Happens When You Take a Blogging Hiatu
    So a lawyer fires up his blog after 18 months. Some things have changed, much hasn’t.
  • Nov 7

    Lumen Legal’s Trends for 2014

    Lumen Legal’s Trends for 2014
    Lumen Legal has published a collection of Legal Trend predictions for 2014. There are insights from Lumen Legal founder David Galbenski, and noted enterprise legal industry leaders Edwin Reeser and Jeffrey Carr. And also me. Here’s one…
Rank this Week: 726

AMS Counsel Blawg

AMS Counsel Blawg

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

http://annemariesegal.com/
  • May 8

    Your Elevator Pitch: Who Are Your Clients and How Do You Serve Them?

    Your Elevator Pitch: Who Are Your Clients and How Do You Serve Them?
    The essential elements in an elevator pitch are not what features you offer a client, but what clients you serve and the benefits they get from hiring you. People don't hire you for your experience, or your fancy "tools" that get the job…
  • May 7

    Five Key Questions to Ask When Creating a Personal Advisory Board

    Five Key Questions to Ask When Creating a Personal Advisory Board
    In a prior post, I explored why you should have your own personal advisory board to facilitate your professional growth. Regardless of your seniority, industry or role, here are five key questions to ask yourself as you…
  • Apr 30

    Great Resumes Are Powerful Marketing Document

    Great Resumes Are Powerful Marketing Document
    Your resume is a marketing document that tells the story of where you have been and where you are going. How you tell that story is largely up to you, but in all cases it is more effective to set your career objectives first and write…
Rank this Week: 357

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 6

    Rising Storm: Ways of Addressing Climate Change's Impacts on Infrastructure and Housing

    Rising Storm: Ways of Addressing Climate Change's Impacts on Infrastructure and Housing
    A Kreisman Housing Breakfast Series event co-sponsored by the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago and the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics Led by University of Chicago environmental lawyer Mark Templeton, an expert panel will…
  • May 2

    Youth/Police Conference: They Have All The Power

    Youth/Police Conference: They Have All The Power
    Why does police accountability matter in this context? How does the knowledge that severe abuses—brutality, sexual assault, false arrest, even death—have gone unpunished inform and shape encounters between youth and police? What…
  • Apr 16

    Innovation And The Administrative State

    Innovation And The Administrative State
    Regulation can be a significant barrier to innovation, protecting incumbents and making it harder to bring new goods and services to market. Determining the appropriate regulation is all the more difficult when accelerating technology is…
Rank this Week: 468

Startup Law Blog

Startup Law Blog

Covers legal issues and public policy issues relating to startup companies. By Joe Wallin.

http://www.startuplawblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    Join Us at Pacific Rim M&A Institute This Wednesday

    Join Us at Pacific Rim M&A Institute This Wednesday
    Please join us for the Pacific Rim M&A Institute’s next session. This quarter’s program features Port of Seattle CEO, Ted J. Fick, who will discuss how the Port contributes to our region’s economy. We look forward to…
  • Dec 18

    Revenue Lending

    Revenue Lending
    I recently had the chance to sit down with BJ Lackland, the CEO of Lighter Capital, to talk about life, revenue loans, and Lighter Capital. Below is a transcript of most of our talk. – JW: BJ, what’s the first … Continue…
  • Nov 28

    Current Funding Trends and Capital Raising Tip

    Current Funding Trends and Capital Raising Tip
    How Are You Planning to Fund Your Big Idea in 2015? Due to cheaper tools, the cost of getting a startup off the ground has markedly decreased over the past dozen or so years. However, despite lower costs, it can … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 480

The Startup Lawyer

The Startup Lawyer

Covers entrepreneurship and startup companies. By Ryan Roberts.

http://startuplawyer.com/
  • Apr 15

    2015 StartupLawyer.com Upgrade

    2015 StartupLawyer.com Upgrade
    I am happy to present an upgraded StartupLawyer.com! While just a soft launch, we added a left-side navigation bar with the intent of making content more accessible.  Early reviews have been positive: About a…
  • Mar 18

    Great Quality of Life: The Undercurrent of the Dallas Startup Ecosystem

    Great Quality of Life: The Undercurrent of the Dallas Startup Ecosystem
    There has been a lot of talk lately that Dallas is a great environment for tech startups because of (1) the very low cost of living (especially in comparison to the California or New York) and corresponding high quality of life and (2) the…
  • Mar 11

    Crowdfunding as a last resort

    Crowdfunding as a last resort
    I recently wrote a commentary piece for the Dallas Business Journal regarding equity crowdfunding titled:  “Here’s Why Crowdfunding Should Be Your Last Resort”  I thought some of my readers would enjoy it. Please…
Rank this Week: 663

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

Covers business, employment, trust & estates family, real estate, regulatory compliance and utility law. By Sullivan & Ward, PC.

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court
    In this day of technology, it is no surprise that the court systems are moving to using an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS for short) for parties to file documents with the Court, without even setting foot in the Courthouse. The…
  • Apr 14

    Service by Facebook?

    Service by Facebook?
    A New York judge recently entered an Order allowing a woman to serve her husband divorce papers via Facebook.  In Iowa, generally, a competent adult must accept service or be served in-person in order accomplish proper…
  • Mar 19

    Interactive Process in Action

    Interactive Process in Action
    If you’re not sure what the interactive process is supposed to look like under the ADA, peruse the facts of the 8th Circuit’s decision in Minnihan v. Mediacom.  I’m also going to summarize the facts below, but if you…
Rank this Week: 698

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Covers intellectual property law and business law from an Australian perspective. Published by Dilanchian Lawyers and Consultants.

http://www.dilanchian.com.au
  • Mar 22

    Hidden costs of trade mark registration

    Hidden costs of trade mark registration
    Few people in business, and few lawyers, appreciate the importance of integrating design and legal thinking in the two related processes of brand design and trade mark registration. Experienced trade mark lawyers know that not all trade…
  • Mar 22

    Transitioning China into a global IP power

    Transitioning China into a global IP power
    “When the wind of change blows, some build walls while others build windmills.” If you had to choose a word or phrase to describe China, what would it be? Populous? Changing fast? What about innovative? That is in fact…
  • Mar 16

    Are bloggers journalists?

    Are bloggers journalists?
    Are bloggers and those who post in social media journalists are Australian law? The question has important legal implications. The answer varies greatly depending on the area of law or legal context. A great deal has been written on the…
Rank this Week: 531

Texas Restaurant Law

Texas Restaurant Law

Covers Texas restaurant and hospitality law. By Ralph Perry-Miller and Matthew Sanderson.

http://www.texasrestaurantlaw.com/
  • Jan 31

    Have You Considered Parking In Your Restaurant Lease?

    Have You Considered Parking In Your Restaurant Lease?
    Shockingly, many restaurant leases fail to account for parking. More often, the landlord considers whether there is enough parking before entering into the restaurant lease negotiations, but they don’t account for it in their leases.…
  • Jan 14

    When To Use Letters of Intent In Buying a Restaurant

    When To Use Letters of Intent In Buying a Restaurant
    Letters of intent can be confusing. Are they contracts? Are they binding? When should they be used? It’s important to know when to use letters of intent because they can be valuable tools that can save time and money. We receive these…
  • Apr 2

    Confusing Expiration Labels Cost Texas Restaurant

    Confusing Expiration Labels Cost Texas Restaurant
    All restaurants have to deal with the issue of throwing away food at the end of the day. According to the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a powerful environmental action group and the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic, confusing…
Rank this Week: 491

California Corporate & Business…

California Corporate & Business Law Blog

Reports on California corporations, start-ups, and small businesses. By Soofi Legal Counsel.

http://business.soofilc.com
  • Apr 14

    Cybersecurity Requirements Businesses Should Demand from Vendor

    Cybersecurity Requirements Businesses Should Demand from Vendor
    With massive data breaches that have recently wreaked havoc on privacy concerns among U.S. businesses and consumers, a growing number of companies are now demanding that vendors fill out questionnaires to show proof of cybersecurity measures.…
  • Apr 9

    Disney’s Frozen Sued for Copyright Infringement Over Snowman and Hungry Moose Teaser

    Disney’s Frozen Sued for Copyright Infringement Over Snowman and Hungry Moose Teaser
    Disney’s Frozen is at the center of another copyright lawsuit.  Certainly, allegations of theft in Hollywood are common, but this one is unique in that it alleges a dispute with Frozen’s film teaser — not the film…
  • Apr 9

    Every Kiss Begins with…. Sexual Harrassment

    Every Kiss Begins with…. Sexual Harrassment
    Kay Jewelers (Photo credit: JeepersMedia) Sterling Jewelers, the parent company of Kay Jewelers, and Jared the Galleria of Jewelry has been sued for massive gender discrimination and sexual harassment spanning nearly 15 years.  According…
Rank this Week: 310

Nissenbaum Law Blog

Nissenbaum Law Blog

Covers New York business, internet and commercial real estate law.

http://www.nissenbaumlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 713