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DealBook

DealBook

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

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

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 18

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 56

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Nov 30

    [Video] Defend Reckless Driving Following Too Closely I95 Accident

    [Video] Defend Reckless Driving Following Too Closely I95 Accident
    You’d be surprised how many people call me for tickets on the interstate where they had an accident, and essentially it’s because they couldn’t stop in time when traffic slowed down or stopped in front of them. If this is…
  • Nov 7

    Prescription Drugs Can Land You in Jail for DUI

    Prescription Drugs Can Land You in Jail for DUI
    Have you ever taken a prescription with one of those labels about “using care” when operating a car or machinery? Did you still get behind the wheel? You may have been risking a DUI arrest. It’s true. A Culpeper driver was…
  • Nov 1

    Virginia Reckless Driving – Breakdown of Fines and Cost

    Virginia Reckless Driving – Breakdown of Fines and Cost
    This is just an example to show where the fines and costs go in one situation. In Virginia, fines can reach as much as $2,500. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2016. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Feed enhanced…
Rank this Week: 73

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

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

    Join The Contingency

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

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!

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

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice
    Unpatentable subject matter A pair of Federal Circuit opinions last week rejected patents involving patent-ineligible subject matter. What does that include, you ask? As Blawgletter noted last year in "You Still Can't Patent Ideas":…
Rank this Week: 85

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/
  • Dec 1

    Taxing Operation Gold

    Taxing Operation Gold
    Many thanks to Haskell Murray and the Business Law Prof Blog editorial crew for inviting me to serve as a guest blogger during the final countdown to 2017. For the next few weeks, I’d like to share some of my...
  • Nov 30

    Call for Papers--Wharton Conference on Business Law & Ethic

    Call for Papers--Wharton Conference on Business Law & Ethic
    Wharton’s Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department invites submissions for its inaugural Conference on Business Law and Ethics, to take place March 31-April 1, 2017. This is the first meeting of what will be a recurring conference: we…
  • Nov 29

    Note to Trump and the New Congress: Play Conservative and Leave It Alone

    Note to Trump and the New Congress: Play Conservative and Leave It Alone
    When it comes to regulations and economic policy, I am quite conservative. Not a Republican-type conservative (probably more Libertarian in a political sense), but in the sense that I often advocate for less regulation, and even more often,…
Rank this Week: 99

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Nov 30

    Dealing with Trump's conflicts of interest (the DGCL 144/SOX 406 analogy)

    Dealing with Trump's conflicts of interest (the DGCL 144/SOX 406 analogy)
    Milan Markovic writes On Trump and Divestment: I, like many, am very concerned that the President-Elect's business interests will interfere with the performance of his duties as President. While... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Nov 30

    Golf is evil (from an investor's perspective)

    Golf is evil (from an investor's perspective)
    The HBR reports: A year before Bear Stearns failed during the financial crisis, there were signs that the Wall Street firm was in trouble. During July 2007, two of Bear Stearns’ large hedge funds... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Nov 29

    Adrian Vermule joins Mirror of Justice blog

    Adrian Vermule joins Mirror of Justice blog
    Rick Garnett reports: As MOJ readers probably already know, Prof. Adrian Vermeule (Harvard) recently came into full communion with the Catholic Church. Now, I'm delighted to announce that Prof.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 97

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Dec 1

    Home Depot Data Breach Derivative Lawsuit Dismissed

    Home Depot Data Breach Derivative Lawsuit Dismissed
    For some time now, many commentators (including me) have been predicting that as a result of rising numbers of companies experiencing date breaches that there would be a resulting wave of D&O lawsuits. Indeed, there have been a small…
  • Nov 30

    Football Player’s Concussion Claims Test D&O Policy Exclusion

    Football Player’s Concussion Claims Test D&O Policy Exclusion
    As I have previously noted (for example, here), several of the standard D&O policy exclusions are designed to keep claims in the their proper lanes – that is, to make sure that the D&O policy doesn’t wind up picking up…
  • Nov 28

    U.K. Court Sends Cautionary Note to Fledgling Litigation Funder

    U.K. Court Sends Cautionary Note to Fledgling Litigation Funder
    A recent U.K. appellate court sends a strong cautionary note to litigation funders about the need for vigorous and independent pre-litigation due diligence and of the risks that can follow their support of an unmeritorious claim. In a…
Rank this Week: 260

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
  • Dec 1

    2016 Shareholder Activism Insight Report

    2016 Shareholder Activism Insight Report
    In June and July of 2016, Schulte Roth & Zabel commissioned Activist Insight and FTI Consulting to interview 37 respondents from different activist firms. The survey sample consisted of economic activist funds with combined assets under…
  • Dec 1

    OM&A Updated Guidance on Tender Offer

    OM&A Updated Guidance on Tender Offer
    On Friday, November 18, 2016, the Staff in the Office of Mergers & Acquisitions (“OM&A”) in the Division of Corporation Finance (the “Staff”) at the Securities and Exchange Commission released several new…
  • Dec 1

    The Impact of Board Gender Composition on Dividend Payout

    The Impact of Board Gender Composition on Dividend Payout
    Academics have been devoting more and more attention to board gender diversity and its effects over the last two decades. However, most of that literature has a relatively narrow focus as it limits itself to studying the effects of female…
Rank this Week: 244

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
  • Nov 18

    Michael McConnell, "Religion and Law: Is There a Connection?"

    Michael McConnell, "Religion and Law: Is There a Connection?"
    With commentary by Professor William Hubbard. Michael W. McConnell is the Richard and Frances Mallery Professor and director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School, as well as Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is a…
  • Oct 4

    October Term 2016: Highlights & Perspective

    October Term 2016: Highlights & Perspective
    In this First Monday event, Law School faculty discuss their insight and opinions on upcoming United States Supreme Court cases and the issues currently facing the Court. Featuring: Anthony J. Casey, '02, Professor of Law and Mark Claster…
  • Jul 29

    John Tasioulas, "Minimum Core Obligations: Human Rights in the Here and Now"

    John Tasioulas, "Minimum Core Obligations: Human Rights in the Here and Now"
    Professor Tasioulas discusses the notion of the ‘minimum core obligations’ associated with economic, social and cultural human rights, such as the rights to education and health. The idea of minimum core obligations, which is a…
Rank this Week: 219

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage…

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.massachusetts-alcoholic-beverage-licensing.com/
  • Oct 8

    Pittsfield Board issues ultimatum to Polish Club

    Pittsfield Board issues ultimatum to Polish Club
    The city of Pittsfield has issued an ultimatum to the Polish Community Club: Get your house in order or likely lose your liquor license. The Berkshire Eagle reports that Licensing Board members urged the club to provide an application for a…
  • Oct 8

    Hooters Appeals Dedham Decision

    Hooters Appeals Dedham Decision
    A Hooters restaurant that was denied a liquor license by the Dedham Board of Selectmen is pleading their case to the state’s Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission. The ABCC held the appeal hearing for Dedham Wings LLC, doing…
  • Oct 8

    Boston Magazine Advocates for Abolishing Happy Hour

    Boston Magazine Advocates for Abolishing Happy Hour
    Interesting piece in Boston Magazine http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/article/2016/09/18/happy-hour-boston about abolishing happy hour, which was outlawed in 1984.
Rank this Week: 158

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/
  • Jul 29

    Richmond is Hiring

    Richmond is Hiring
    From the law school at the University of Richmond: The University of Richmond School of Law seeks to fill two entry-level tenure-track positions for the 2017-2018 academic year, including one in corporate/transactional law. Candidates should…
  • Jun 23

    No-brainers and conflict

    No-brainers and conflict
    So, Elon Musk of both SolarCity and Tesla fame has announced a "no-brainer": the merger of SolarCity and Tesla. you can find a copy of SolarCity's offer to acquire Tesla here. Obviously, with Musk on both sides of this deal,...
  • Jun 15

    Evolution of Merger Agreement

    Evolution of Merger Agreement
    Anderson and Manns have posted a draft of a paper they presented at this year's AALS Transactional Law panel in NYC, The Inefficient Evolution of Merger Agreements. This paper is one of a couple of recent papers conducting empirical…
Rank this Week: 211

Class Action Defense Blog

Class Action Defense Blog

Covers CAFA, class certification, employment law, FCRA, FDCPA and multidistrict litigation. By Michael Hassen of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://classactiondefense.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 242

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: 258

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: 155

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Covers business, health care, intellectual property and media law.

http://pkjlawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 2

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On
    If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans permanently traumatized by the government’s highly lauded, but horribly executed, loan modification program, take heart.  I’m here to tell you that there’s another government…
  • Feb 2

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On
    If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans permanently traumatized by the government’s highly lauded, but horribly executed, loan modification program, take heart.  I’m here to tell you that there’s…
  • Oct 27

    The Lincoln Lawyer

    The Lincoln Lawyer
    Before Abraham Lincoln became our greatest president, he was a great corporate lawyer.  And before he was a corporate lawyer, he was a brilliant trial lawyer. In the 1840s, Lincoln represented a Revolutionary War widow who had been bilked…
Rank this Week: 195

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/
  • Dec 1

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (December 1, 2016)

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (December 1, 2016)
    Our SSRN Top Ten Downloads lists now return after a Thanksgiving hiatus last Thursday. SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 506 The Reform of the French Law of Obligations: Les Jeux…
  • Dec 1

    Outlandish Contract Decision re. ADA-related Construction

    Outlandish Contract Decision re. ADA-related Construction
    How is this for a most bizarre contract law decision: The Chicago Housing Authority (“CHA”) contracted with architectural and engineering company DeStefano and Partners (“DeStefano”) for consulting services in connection with the…
  • Nov 30

    A Settlement Agreement That's Too Vague Doesn't Settle Much At All

    A Settlement Agreement That's Too Vague Doesn't Settle Much At All
    I am always saying to my students that if they care about something, they should put it in their contract, and they should be specific about what it is they want. I think sometimes people might think there's something to...
Rank this Week: 2060

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/
Rank this Week: 2602

Austin Business Lawyer

Austin Business Lawyer

Commentary and information regarding the laws and regulations applicable to individuals, corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies (LLCs). By Gary L. Britt.

http://www.austinbusinesslawyer.info
  • Dec 1

    IRS Launches New Online Tool To Assist Taxpayers With Basic Account Information

    IRS Launches New Online Tool To Assist Taxpayers With Basic Account Information
    WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service announced today the launch of an online application that will assist taxpayers with straightforward balance inquiries in a safe, easy and convenient way. This new and secure tool, available…
  • Oct 27

    IRS Announces 2017 Pension Plan Limitations And 401(k) Contribution Limit

    IRS Announces 2017 Pension Plan Limitations And 401(k) Contribution Limit
    The Internal Revenue Service has announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2017. Technical guidance detailing these items are contained in Notice…
  • Oct 14

    Trump vs. Clinton And Journalism Then And Now

    Trump vs. Clinton And Journalism Then And Now
    There were reports yesterday that Journalists were escorted by police who happened to be in riot gear from the last Trump rally to their vehicles.  The journalists were afraid the ordinary average peaceful citizens that attend Trump…
Rank this Week: 1468

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    Copyright Office removes insult, adds new one with DMCA agent re-registration proce

    Copyright Office removes insult, adds new one with DMCA agent re-registration proce
    Apparently one no longer has to provide a fax number to have a complete agent designation, which is good news.  (Welcome to the 21st century!)  But take a look at this password requirement:I'm sorry, CO, but you are not my bank (and…
  • Nov 30

    New edition, Goldman & Tushnet, Advertising and Marketing Law

    New edition, Goldman & Tushnet, Advertising and Marketing Law
    Eric Goldman has posted all about it, including an overview and links for where you can get your own fresh copy.  Eric did the heavy lifting on getting this out, and I really appreciate it.  I also am personally satisfied with the…
  • Nov 29

    Reading List: Legal Amateurism

    Reading List: Legal Amateurism
    Legal Amateurism, Annelise Riles Abstract: Academics in the humanities and social sciences have often remarked upon the “amateuristic” quality of the analytical tools used by legal scholars. Rather than dismiss this…
Rank this Week: 463

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Dec 1

    What To Do When Being Sued

    What To Do When Being Sued
    If you receive a service of process and a complaint has been filed against you for a civil suit, you might find yourself asking some questions. What does it mean to be sued? What should you do? The post What To Do When Being Sued…
  • Nov 29

    Remedies for Breach of Land Sale Contract

    Remedies for Breach of Land Sale Contract
    When a party breaches a contract for the sale of a home or a lot, the non-breaching party is entitled to certain remedies for breach of land sale contract, including damages. In this case, damages would be the difference between the…
  • Nov 24

    Happy Thanksgiving from Boyer Law Offices!

    Happy Thanksgiving from Boyer Law Offices!
    The post Happy Thanksgiving from Boyer Law Offices! appeared first on boyerlawfirmblog.com.
Rank this Week: 4442

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 1

    Does a Revocable Trust Allow My Assets to Pass Outside of Probate Automatically?

    Does a Revocable Trust Allow My Assets to Pass Outside of Probate Automatically?
    One of the best tools estate planning attorneys in Jacksonville utilize for their clients is the Florida revocable trust. The revocable trust is also known as a living trust.  A revocable trust has many benefits including the ability to…
  • Nov 29

    How to Change Marital Status on Florida Death Certificate

    How to Change Marital Status on Florida Death Certificate
    Correcting a Death Certificate in Florida for a Change in Marital Status We often receive calls about how to correct a Florida Death Certificate in relation to filing a Probate case in Florida. Correcting a Florida Death Certificate is done…
  • Nov 28

    Is An Estate Liable For Rent When A Roommate Dies?

    Is An Estate Liable For Rent When A Roommate Dies?
    As Jacksonville estate planning attorneys, we often come across unusual scenarios that require a deep look into the law.  A recent questions posed to the Jacksonville probate attorneys at the firm was: “Is a roommate’s estate…
Rank this Week: 1184

In-house Access

In-house Access

Covers corporate counsel best practices. By the Association of Corporate Counsel.

http://www.inhouseaccess.com/
  • Dec 1

    Recognize Your In-house Peers! Now Accepting ACC Advocacy Award Nomination

    Recognize Your In-house Peers! Now Accepting ACC Advocacy Award Nomination
    As the only international legal association comprised soley of in-house attorneys, ACC provides a unique perspective on public policy issues, and recognizes the significance of advocacy by — and for — its membership. From…
  • Nov 10

    Are Emojis Protected Intellectual Property?

    Are Emojis Protected Intellectual Property?
    This year’s ACC Annual Meeting was held in San Francisco, where digital news is everyday watercooler conversation — or Twitter feed fodder — for many of the Bay Area techies. That’s why the City by the Bay was a…
  • Nov 2

    AM16 Recap: Multijurisdictional Strategy for Attorney-Client Privilege

    AM16 Recap: Multijurisdictional Strategy for Attorney-Client Privilege
    As we enter into a new era of rapid globalization, the need for developing an airtight strategy to maintain attorney-client privilege cannot be underestimated. Although often viewed as a powerful tool in the United States, privilege…
Rank this Week: 3080

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
Rank this Week: 2303

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Dec 1

    Bold and Unrelenting SEC Enforcement

    Bold and Unrelenting SEC Enforcement
    We are in a time of transition at the Securities and Exchange Commission. There are two vacancies on the Commission and Chair Mary Jo White has announced her departure. Although there are changes coming to the highest level of the SEC, the…
  • Nov 30

    “May” or “Will” is Less Important Than Completene

    “May” or “Will” is Less Important Than Completene
    The Robare case popped to my attention last year because the Securities and Exchange Commission was focused on the use of the word “may” instead of “will” as adequate disclose of a fee arrangement. My eyes rolled at…
  • Nov 21

    Politics and Conflicts of Interest

    Politics and Conflicts of Interest
    Politicians and their staff are prone to conflicts of interest. Legislative, executive, and regualtory actions will affect the value of companies and their investors. Hillary Clinton failed to address the conflicts between her actions as…
Rank this Week: 4190

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
Rank this Week: 3992

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/
  • Dec 1

    Yang v. G&C Gulf Inc. (Cir. Ct. Mont. Cnty)

    Yang v. G&C Gulf Inc. (Cir. Ct. Mont. Cnty)
    Filed: November 14, 2016Opinion by: Ronald B. RubinHolding: A putative class of defendant parking lot owners merited certification under Md. Rule 2-231 because it met the necessary requirements under sections (a) and (b) of the rule, given…
  • Nov 30

    Boudreaux v. MICROS Systems, Inc. (Ct. of Special Appeals, Unreported)

    Boudreaux v. MICROS Systems, Inc. (Ct. of Special Appeals, Unreported)
    Filed: August 19, 2016Opinion by: Judge Wright, Jr.Holding:  The mere statement of the existence of an offer, which is in excess of an accepted offer in a strategic transaction, is not sufficient to constitute a breach of a fiduciary…
  • Nov 8

    Rullan v. Goden (U.S.D.C.)

    Rullan v. Goden (U.S.D.C.)
    Filed: March 24, 2016Opinion by: Catherine C. Blake, District JudgeHoldings:  (1) Personal jurisdiction over an out-of-state entity can be shown when a related entity transacts business in Maryland and the out-of-state entity does…
Rank this Week: 3919

IN THE (RED) - The Business…

IN THE (RED) - The Business Bankruptcy Blog

Covers business bankruptcy issues and developments. From Cooley Godward Kronish LLP's Bob Eisenbach.

http://bankruptcy.cooley.com/
Rank this Week: 518

Property Casualty Focus

Property Casualty Focus

Focused on legal developments in the property-casualty industry. By Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://propertycasualtyfocus.com/
  • Dec 1

    Ask the Public Adjustor: Covering Life with Wisdom*

    Ask the Public Adjustor: Covering Life with Wisdom*
    Dear Public Adjustor: I’m often proud of my dad, like when he stood up to the PTA about The Catcher in the Rye. But lately he has me worried. He’s sacrificed an entire season’s corn crop to build a ballfield in the middle of…
  • Nov 18

    Title Bout: Second Circuit Limits Parties’ Control Over Construction Of Policie

    Title Bout: Second Circuit Limits Parties’ Control Over Construction Of Policie
    Like other contracts, insurance policies are divided into parts, and most of the parts appear under headings or captions. A separate contract term (known as a “titles clause” or a “headings clause”) sometimes specifies…
  • Nov 11

    Point of Interest: Sixth Circuit Complicates Sureties’ Duty Of “Good Faith”

    Point of Interest: Sixth Circuit Complicates Sureties’ Duty Of “Good Faith”
    A hefty body of law declares that “suretyship is not insurance,” and so that sureties are not subject to claims for the tort of insurance bad faith. E.g., Upper Pottsgrove Township v. Internat’l Fidelity Ins. Co., 976…
Rank this Week: 1701

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/
  • Dec 1

    Missouri Preneed Records: Keep Your Bank Records and Insurance Record

    Missouri Preneed Records: Keep Your Bank Records and Insurance Record
    The next section of the Missouri preneed seller records rule would require funeral homes to retain copies of the periodic statements provided by banks, trustees and insurance companies: Copies of account statements for joint accounts, trust…
  • Nov 28

    Missouri Preneed Seller Records: Insurance Payment

    Missouri Preneed Seller Records: Insurance Payment
    The next section of Missouri’s preneed record rule is confusing.  A prior provision of the rule (¶D(1)) would require a seller to maintain records reflecting the receipt of funds from an insurance company, and documents…
  • Nov 22

    Missouri Preneed Seller Records: Excess Fund

    Missouri Preneed Seller Records: Excess Fund
    Missouri’s proposed preneed records rule includes a provision that would require funeral homes to document the payment of excess funds: For all fulfilled preneed contracts:  (3)   Records showing payments made to the…
Rank this Week: 1252

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Dec 1

    8 Habits Of Happy Job Seeker

    8 Habits Of Happy Job Seeker
    If you’ve been playing the job search game for a month or a year you know how difficult it can be – here are some habits of happy job seekers that may help you on... The post 8 Habits Of Happy Job Seekers appeared first on…
  • Nov 30

    In-House: Where the Buck Stops With You

    In-House: Where the Buck Stops With You
    For many law firm lawyers, life may not always be on the front-lines as the key decision-maker on a deal or material case.  In-house can be quite different – and a place where the buck... The post In-House: Where the Buck Stops…
  • Nov 29

    How to Become an In-House Lawyer for the Boston Red Sox

    How to Become an In-House Lawyer for the Boston Red Sox
    For some, it’s just a dream but for one in-house lawyer for the Boston Red Sox, it became a reality: “Ending up as a lawyer for the Boston Red Sox wasn’t a career David S.... The post How to Become an In-House Lawyer for the…
Rank this Week: 2133

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

Covers New Jersey business, labor and employment, estate planning and consumer law. By McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 1

    New Jersey Formation: Choosing the Optimal Structure: LLC or S Corporation?

    New Jersey Formation: Choosing the Optimal Structure: LLC or S Corporation?
    It is important to consider certain essential factors when choosing which type of business entity for your new business.  In order to reach your goals and find the best fit for your company, you should consider protection from liability,…
  • Nov 28

    Changes to New Jersey Estate Tax

    Changes to New Jersey Estate Tax
    The New Jersey Estate Tax is being phased out beginning with residents dying on or after January 1, 2017.  Governor Christie signed a new law [1], the new tax laws reduce the estate tax for resident decedent’s dying in 2017 by…
  • Nov 23

    Happy Thanksgiving From McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC

    Happy Thanksgiving From McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC
    As the holiday season creeps up on us, it’s good that we have the chance to reflect on what we are thankful for. Here at McLaughlin & Nardi we have much to be thankful for this year. First, we are thankful for you who give us the…
Rank this Week: 3492

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Dec 1

    Financial Choice Act: Death to Interpretive Guidance at the Commission Level?

    Financial Choice Act: Death to Interpretive Guidance at the Commission Level?
    Recently, I blogged about how Section 631 of the Financial Choice Act would seriously damage the SEC’s ability to conduct rulemaking. If that didn’t move you, try Section 412 on for size: The notice and comment requirements of…
  • Nov 30

    Our Regulatory Framework: The Impact of a Trump Presidency

    Our Regulatory Framework: The Impact of a Trump Presidency
    In this 14-minute podcast, Aaron Cutler – a Hogan Lovells Partner & Former Senior Advisor to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor – discusses what the future holds in Washington DC for corporate & market regulation,…
  • Nov 29

    Former SEC Commissioner Karmel: “Threats to the SEC’s Independence”

    Former SEC Commissioner Karmel: “Threats to the SEC’s Independence”
    Former SEC Commissioner Roberta Karmel delivered this moving speech before the ABA’s “Federal Regulation of Securities Committee” recently. It’s worth reading all 9 pages. Here’s an excerpt: In my opinion, while…
Rank this Week: 2083

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/
  • Dec 1

    Shareholder Activism: The Rise of Institutional Engagement

    Shareholder Activism: The Rise of Institutional Engagement
    This NY Times’ “Deal Professor” column notes the rise of shareholder engagement strategies & the consultants who advise on them. As institutions become more assertive about governance, companies are…
  • Nov 30

    Delaware: Recent Cases Interpreting Corwin

    Delaware: Recent Cases Interpreting Corwin
    This Skadden memo discusses several recent Delaware Chancery Court cases interpreting Corwin’s path to business judgment rule review for post-closing damage claims.  Here are some of the key takeaways: In Larkin, Vice…
  • Nov 29

    Proxy Access: Was GAMCO’s Gambit What Advocates Wanted?

    Proxy Access: Was GAMCO’s Gambit What Advocates Wanted?
    As Broc blogged yesterday on TheCorporateCounsel.net, National Fuel Gas responded to GAMCO’s attempt to use its proxy access bylaw by rejecting its nominee. This Cleary blog asks the larger question – is this…
Rank this Week: 2110

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/
  • Dec 1

    Court Rules Fixed Income Annuity Is Not A Security Under The CSL

    Court Rules Fixed Income Annuity Is Not A Security Under The CSL
    Because annuity contracts involve the payment of money in the expectation of future payments, one might conclude that they are securities within the meaning of the California Corporate Securities Law of 1968.  Evidently, that is what Mr.…
  • Nov 30

    California’s Private Fund Adviser Exemption

    California’s Private Fund Adviser Exemption
    Before the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010, many advisers to alternative investment vehicles, such as hedge funds, private-equity funds, and venture capital funds relied on the Section 203(b)(3) exemption from registration under the…
  • Nov 29

    When A Director May Not Be Interested In Director Compensation

    When A Director May Not Be Interested In Director Compensation
    Suppose that a corporation has three directors, A, B & C, each of whom is compensated by the corporation.  Is director A financially interested in a resolution fixing the compensation of director B?  Corporations Section…
Rank this Week: 4457

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/
  • Nov 30

    Supreme Court Underscores Delaware Policy on Advancement for Directors and Manager

    Supreme Court Underscores Delaware Policy on Advancement for Directors and Manager
    The Delaware Supreme Court explains in this short opinion the public policy supporting the expedited nature of advancement proceedings for officers and directors of corporations, and managers of LLCs. Trascent Mgmt. Consulting, LLC v.…
  • Nov 22

    In-House Counsel as CEO’s Partner

    In-House Counsel as CEO’s Partner
    Ben W. Heineman Jr., the former General Counsel for General Electric Co. and now a Senior Fellow at Harvard Law School, presented the 32nd Annual F.G. Pileggi Distinguished Lecture in Law earlier this week, and as…
  • Nov 20

    Delaware Supreme Court Addresses Recoupment and Setoff

    Delaware Supreme Court Addresses Recoupment and Setoff
    The Delaware Supreme Court addressed the related but distinct defenses of recoupment and setoff, and the statutes of limitations that applied to them, in the context of an appeal from a Court of Chancery decision which decided claims and…
Rank this Week: 2049

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

Provides practical insights from quantitative legal research on corporate law, capital markets, finance, and mergers & acquisitions, as well as law schools and legal education. By Professor Robert Anderson.

http://witnesseth.typepad.com
  • Nov 30

    Law Schools Ranked by Employment

    Law Schools Ranked by Employment
    On Tuesday The Faculty Lounge carried a post by Dan Filler ranking law schools using ABA employment data. The ranking included a few oddities, such as Kentucky Law being tied for #2 and Georgetown Law being tied for #78. I think these types…
  • Jul 26

    Google Scholar releases 2016 journal rankings, controversy ensue

    Google Scholar releases 2016 journal rankings, controversy ensue
    On July 14, Google released the 2016 version of its Google Scholar rankings of journals. Bryce C. Newell collected the rankings for flagship law reviews in a post on Prawfsblawg. Brian Leiter colorfully refers to the rankings as "BS,"…
  • Apr 23

    Clinical legal education survey result

    Clinical legal education survey result
    The law school world is currently enthralled with the idea of "experiential education." The push for experiential education comes from bar associations, accrediting agencies, and especially from lobbying groups of a certain segment of the law…
Rank this Week: 1451

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/
  • Nov 30

    ASBCA: No Valid Claim Certification Where “Signature” Was Typewritten

    ASBCA: No Valid Claim Certification Where “Signature” Was Typewritten
    A contractor did not file a proper certified claim because the purported “signature” on the mandatory certification was typewritten in Lucinda Handwriting font. A recent decision of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals…
  • Nov 29

    Ostensible Subcontractor Affiliation Can’t Be “Fixed” After Final Proposal

    Ostensible Subcontractor Affiliation Can’t Be “Fixed” After Final Proposal
    Affiliation under the ostensible subcontractor rule is determined at the time of proposal submission–and can’t be “fixed” by later changes. In a recent size appeal decision, the SBA Office of Hearing and Appeals…
  • Nov 28

    Businesses Controlled By Brothers Were Presumed Affiliated, Says SBA

    Businesses Controlled By Brothers Were Presumed Affiliated, Says SBA
    Businesses controlled by brothers were presumed affiliated under the SBA’s affiliation rules. In a recent size determination, the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals held that a contractor was affiliated with companies controlled by its…
Rank this Week: 3210

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

Covers North Carolina contract and tort law. By Maginnis Law.

http://www.maginnislaw.com
Rank this Week: 4949

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Covers business law, civil litigation, civil rights, criminal defense, estates & trusts, family law, labor & employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, qui tam and workers' compensation.

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Nov 30

    An Attorney Writes a Novel – and Becomes a Better Attorney

    An Attorney Writes a Novel – and Becomes a Better Attorney
    David Bulitt, a principal in Joseph Greenwald & Laake’s family law practice and our Assistant Managing Director, has just written his second novel that will be published on January 27, 2017. The novel draws extensively both from…
  • Nov 28

    Transit Workers Union Has Opportunity to Reject Its Leadership at December Meeting

    Transit Workers Union Has Opportunity to Reject Its Leadership at December Meeting
    On December 6 and December 7, the nearly 13,000 members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689, which represents most of the workers at the D.C. Metro transit system, (WMATA) will hold a meeting at which they will have an opportunity to…
  • Nov 10

    Does Legal Intervention in Matters of Church Organizations Violate the First Amendment?

    Does Legal Intervention in Matters of Church Organizations Violate the First Amendment?
    On September 22, 2016, the D.C. Court of Appeals issued a decision in favor of our clients in their battle over membership and control of Jericho Baptist Church Ministries, Inc., a large, nationally-known church located in Landover, Maryland.…
Rank this Week: 1874

Pleasanton Business & Commercial…

Pleasanton Business & Commercial Law Blog

Covers Pleasanton business and commercial law. By Law Offices of James G. Schwartz P.C.

http://www.jgschwartzlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2537

Cal Biz Lit

Cal Biz Lit

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

http://www.calbizlit.com/cal_biz_lit/
  • Nov 30

    What Makes a Mediation Successful?

    What Makes a Mediation Successful?
    For the past seven months, CalBizLit, operating under the birth name Bruce Nye, has been regularly serving as a mediator in Northern California. With this peacemaking experience, and after a decades-long history of participating in mediations…
  • Nov 18

    The New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Part 6

    The New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Part 6
    Safe Harbor Environmental Exposure Warnings Californians are used to seeing Proposition 65 warning signs at the doorway of every commercial building, warning them about potential exposures to chemicals. Under the new regulations, however, the…
  • Nov 17

    The New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Part 5

    The New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Part 5
    OK, let's get moving here. In the next of our seemingly endless series of posts on the new warning regulations (going into effect in August, 2018) we'll talk about the changed rules on owners' manuals and use and care guides,...
Rank this Week: 717

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Nov 30

    IP Law Basics Part 2 – Patents and Trade Secret

    IP Law Basics Part 2 – Patents and Trade Secret
    This is part two of a four-part series on the basics of intellectual property law. The goal of this series is to provide individuals and business owners with a primer on the different types of intellectual property in the United States,…
  • Nov 29

    IP Law Basics Part 1 – What is Intellectual Property?

    IP Law Basics Part 1 – What is Intellectual Property?
    You may have heard the term “intellectual property” (IP for short), but do you know what intellectual property is? The World Intellectual Property Organization defines intellectual property as “creations of the mind, such as…
  • Nov 28

    Lower Fees to Record Amendments to Condominium and Homeowners’ Association Document

    Lower Fees to Record Amendments to Condominium and Homeowners’ Association Document
    Starting January 3, 2017, it will be easier for condominium and homeowners’ associations to record amendments to their declarations, CCRs or other governing documents.  Senate Bill 1282 amends the Pennsylvania Uniform Condominium…
Rank this Week: 3956

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: 2029

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
  • Nov 30

    Court Of Chancery Summarizes Law On Reliance Disclaimer

    Court Of Chancery Summarizes Law On Reliance Disclaimer
    IAC Search LLC v. Conversant LLC, C.A. No. 11774-CB (November 30, 2016) Large commercial contracts frequently try to limit a buyer’s remedies for any extra-contractual misrepresentations by the seller.  Many Delaware decisions…
  • Nov 29

    Court Dismisses Derivative Claim for Alleged Breach of Oversight Duty

    Court Dismisses Derivative Claim for Alleged Breach of Oversight Duty
    The Delaware courts encourage plaintiffs who bring derivative claims in Delaware without making demand on the board of directors to seek books and records under Section 220 of the Delaware General Corporation Law so as to be able to plead…
  • Nov 29

    Court Of Chancery Dismisses Dissolution Case In Favor Of Ongoing California Litigation

    Court Of Chancery Dismisses Dissolution Case In Favor Of Ongoing California Litigation
    Zebala v. Aminopterin LLC, C.A. No. 12186-VCS (September 28, 2016) (TRANSCRIPT)  An issue of some debate is whether a non-Delaware court has the power to dissolve a Delaware entity.  Here, the Court of Chancery was asked to…
Rank this Week: 1785