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Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • Sep 26

    New Bankruptcy Court Case Filed in the Bankruptcy Court: 16-00444 Jackson v. HRFC, LLC

    New Bankruptcy Court Case Filed in the Bankruptcy Court: 16-00444 Jackson v. HRFC, LLC
    A new case was just opened in the Bankruptcy Court. The case number and the debtor’s name/adversary complaint plaintiff(s) and defendant(s) are: 16-00444 Jackson v. HRFC, LLC. This is a breaking news story. More details about this…
  • Sep 26

    New Bankruptcy Court Case Filed in the Bankruptcy Court: 16-00590 Daly v. King

    New Bankruptcy Court Case Filed in the Bankruptcy Court: 16-00590 Daly v. King
    A new case was just opened in the Bankruptcy Court. The case number and the debtor’s name/adversary complaint plaintiff(s) and defendant(s) are: 16-00590 Daly v. King. This is a breaking news story. More details about this bankruptcy…
  • Sep 26

    New Bankruptcy Court Case Filed in the Bankruptcy Court: 16-00590 Daly v. King

    New Bankruptcy Court Case Filed in the Bankruptcy Court: 16-00590 Daly v. King
    A new case was just opened in the Bankruptcy Court. The case number and the debtor’s name/adversary complaint plaintiff(s) and defendant(s) are: 16-00590 Daly v. King. This is a breaking news story. More details about this bankruptcy…
Rank this Week: 7

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Sep 26

    R&D Cooperatives and Market Collusion: A Global Dynamic Approach

    R&D Cooperatives and Market Collusion: A Global Dynamic Approach
    Jeroen Hinloopen, Utrecht University School of Economics; Tinbergen Institute, Grega Smrkolj, Newcastle University (UK) - Business School, and Florian O. Wagener, University of Amsterdam - Center for Nonlinear Dynamics in Economics and…
  • Sep 26

    No Shortage of Theories: The Role of Capacity in Antitrust Analysi

    No Shortage of Theories: The Role of Capacity in Antitrust Analysi
    Seth B. Sacher, Federal Trade Commission and Jeremy Sandford , Federal Trade Commission offer No Shortage of Theories: The Role of Capacity in Antitrust Analysis. ABSTRACT: Issues of productive capacity can play a role in nearly every aspect…
  • Sep 26

    R&D Investments Fostering Horizontal Merger

    R&D Investments Fostering Horizontal Merger
    Christos Cabolis, IMD World Competitiveness Center; ALBA Graduate Business School; Yale SOM International Center for Finance, Constantine Manasakis, University of Crete - Department of Economics, Diego Moreno, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid…
Rank this Week: 10

Law Blog

Law Blog

A blog of legal issues and discussions. By Sean R. Hanover.

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    How do I expunge a conviction in Washington, DC?

    How do I expunge a conviction in Washington, DC?
    A great question was asked of a potential client today, and I thought I would share the answer: I have been convicted in Washington, DC of violating a Temporary Protection Order. I am currently appealing this. If I loose this on appeal, can…
  • Sep 16

    Can my family hire me as an immigrant in the United States?

    Can my family hire me as an immigrant in the United States?
    So I was in the office today, and received an email requesting assistance with the following question: I would like details about a green card. I have family who are citizens here. They own a business, can they sponsor me for a green card? …
  • Sep 14

    Can my employer fire me for being away on jury duty?

    Can my employer fire me for being away on jury duty?
    We answered a question about jury duty, and I thought it might be helpful for others: Must an employer pay the salary of employee who lives in DC, and is required to serve on a jury at DC Superior Court, even if they work in Maryland or…
Rank this Week: 28

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: 33

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: 27

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: 51

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Sep 26

    The Continuing Question of Morrison’s Applicability to ADR Transaction

    The Continuing Question of Morrison’s Applicability to ADR Transaction
    One of the practical effects of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Morrison v. National Australia Bank is that, as a result of the decision, it is more difficult to bring a class action in a U.S. court under the U.S. securities…
  • Sep 25

    D&O Insurance: Consent Judgment Including Covenant Not to Execute Constitutes “Loss”

    D&O Insurance: Consent Judgment Including Covenant Not to Execute Constitutes “Loss”
    In order to try to resolve litigation pending against them, policyholders sometimes enter a settlement in which they agree to the entry of a consent judgment against them and to the assignment to the claimants of their rights under their…
  • Sep 22

    Guest Post: Ninth Circuit Clarifies What Might Trigger SOX 304 Disgorgement

    Guest Post: Ninth Circuit Clarifies What Might Trigger SOX 304 Disgorgement
    Among the many issues arising under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act are questions surrounding disgorgement under Section 304, particularly questions concerning what actions and whose actions might trigger disgorgement. In the following guest post,…
Rank this Week: 132

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/
  • Sep 26

    Thank You, Huntsville!

    Thank You, Huntsville!
    I am back in Lawrence after a great trip to Huntsville, Alabama, where I spoke at the Redstone Edge Conference.  My presentation focused on the recent major developments in small business contracting, including the changes to the…
  • Sep 26

    DoD Mentor-Protege Program: Major Changes Proposed

    DoD Mentor-Protege Program: Major Changes Proposed
    The Department of Defense is proposing a major overhaul of the regulations governing its “pilot” mentor-protege program for small businesses. The proposed rule, which was published in the Federal Register on September 23, 2016,…
  • Sep 26

    SBA “All Small” Mentor Protege Program: SBA Provides Application Instruction

    SBA “All Small” Mentor Protege Program: SBA Provides Application Instruction
    The SBA’s new “all small” mentor-protege program will begin accepting applications on October 1, 2016–but applicants will have to contact the SBA for an application form. After November 1, 2016, the SBA will be…
Rank this Week: 177

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: 57

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Sep 26

    Cohabitating Couples Need Clear Agreement

    Cohabitating Couples Need Clear Agreement
    Millennials appear to be less likely to marry and more likely to live together. As the Huffington Post explains, “[c]ouples are now more apt to consider cohabitation as their next stage in their relationships before they begin to…
  • Sep 23

    6 Ways to Multitask More Effectively

    6 Ways to Multitask More Effectively
    Many lawyers believe that their productivity gets a boost when they multitask. Sadly, it may be just the opposite. But because multitasking isn’t going away anytime soon, lawyers can learn ways to break bad habits and multitask more…
  • Sep 21

    The Pros and Cons of Requiring Workplace Arbitration

    The Pros and Cons of Requiring Workplace Arbitration
    The following is a guest blog post by Jeffrey D. Polsky, a partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, where he counsels employers on California employment law issues, represents them in litigation, and writes for Fox Rothschild’s California…
Rank this Week: 87

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

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

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Sep 26

    The Regulation of Proxy Advisory Firm

    The Regulation of Proxy Advisory Firm
    September 6, 2016 The Honorable Richard C. Shelby Chairman Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Sherrod Brown Ranking Member Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs…
  • Sep 26

    How to Disclose a Cybersecurity Event: Recent Fortune 100 Experience

    How to Disclose a Cybersecurity Event: Recent Fortune 100 Experience
    Cybersecurity threats pose real challenges for any company, including the theft of valuable intellectual property and the reputational harm caused by losses of customer information. Attendant to the operational and financial challenges…
  • Sep 26

    Beyond Dirks: Gratuitous Tipping and Insider Trading

    Beyond Dirks: Gratuitous Tipping and Insider Trading
    Is an investment banker who gratuitously shared confidential merger-and-acquisition information with his brother—with no expectation of receiving any tangible benefit in return—guilty of securities fraud? And is the investment…
Rank this Week: 140

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

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

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Sep 26

    Legislature (Re)Enacts A Maximum De Minimis Finance Lenders Law Exemption

    Legislature (Re)Enacts A Maximum De Minimis Finance Lenders Law Exemption
    The California Finance Lenders Law defines a “finance lender” as anyone that is engaged in the business of making consumer loans or making commercial loans.  Cal. Fin. Code § 22009.  Knowing the definition of…
  • Sep 23

    SEC Overlooks Nevada’s Transfer Agent Licensing Law

    SEC Overlooks Nevada’s Transfer Agent Licensing Law
    Transfer agents provide a number of crucial services, primarily for publicly traded companies.  Among other responsibilities, they maintain ownership records, record security transfers, issue and cancel certificates and distribute…
  • Sep 22

    Does California Corporate Law Really Govern 20% of All Public Companies?

    Does California Corporate Law Really Govern 20% of All Public Companies?
    On Tuesday, the Deal Professor (aka Berkeley Law School Professor Steven Davidoff Solomon) wrote an interesting column for The New York Times’ Dealb%k.  According to the Professor, California is the headquarters state for 20%…
Rank this Week: 178

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Sep 21

    The Economist's Schumpeter tackles the happiness fad

    The Economist's Schumpeter tackles the happiness fad
    The Economist's Schumpeter column this week takes on a recurring fad: Lord Percy of Newcastle, Britain’s minister of education in 1924-29, was no fan of the fad for happy-clappy “progressive”... [[ This is a content summary…
  • Sep 21

    Will a Caremark claim lie in Wells Fargo?

    Will a Caremark claim lie in Wells Fargo?
    Christine Hunt suspects not. I concur. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sep 21

    Wooldridge on superstar companies--The role of regulation

    Wooldridge on superstar companies--The role of regulation
    Very interesting special report in last week's Economist on the growth of superstar companies--especially in tech--that dominate their sectors. In the lead article, Adrian Wooldridge observes that: A... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 107

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
  • Sep 20

    Del. Forum Non Conveniens Doctrine Doesn't Depend on Adequate Alternative Forum

    Del. Forum Non Conveniens Doctrine Doesn't Depend on Adequate Alternative Forum
    Corporations sued in Delaware and subject to jurisdiction here sometimes employ the doctrine of forum non conveniens (FNC) to seek dismissal of the litigation if defending here would create an overwhelming hardship. In a recent decision from…
  • Sep 20

    Court Of Chancery Rejects Fee Application From Litigation Funder

    Court Of Chancery Rejects Fee Application From Litigation Funder
    Judy v. Preferred Communication Systems, Inc., C.A. 4662-VCL (September 19, 2016) This is a decision worth reading because it so well tells an interesting story. But its legal significance may well be that it holds a litigation funding firm…
  • Sep 13

    Court Relies on DCF Valuation to Appraise Private Company

    Court Relies on DCF Valuation to Appraise Private Company
    In an appraisal proceeding under Section 262 of the Delaware General Corporation Law, the Delaware Court of Chancery determines the "fair value" of a company's "shares exclusive of any element arising from the accomplishment or expectation of…
Rank this Week: 214

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
  • Sep 13

    How Can I Avoid Misappropriating Trade Secrets?

    How Can I Avoid Misappropriating Trade Secrets?
    This post discusses how one can avoid misappropriating a former employer’s trade secrets. I first wrote about this topic on Quora. Please see How does one make sure one doesn’t misappropriate software trade secrets?…
  • Sep 1

    What is a Certificate of Determination?

    What is a Certificate of Determination?
    One of my Avvo answers led me to write this post. Please see CA corp Certificate of Determination: must it include tag-along and drag-along provisions? Corporations, by default, issue common shares to shareholders. However,…
  • Aug 10

    Document Discriminator Appears on Driver’s License

    Document Discriminator Appears on Driver’s License
    This post about the so-called Document Discriminator on driver’s licenses is somewhat off-topic for this blog. However, I find this tidbit of information so interesting that I feel compelled to write about it. I first presented…
Rank this Week: 158

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

Covers business and privacy law. By Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://cybersecurity.jmbm.com/
  • Sep 12

    Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Roundtable

    Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Roundtable
    I’m attending the Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Roundtable on September 12 and 13 at the Intercontinental Hotel  in New Orleans, where Alex Ricardo of Beazley and I will be speaking on Cybersecurity in the Hospitality…
  • Sep 2

    Ignoring Cybersecurity – It’s Not an Option

    Ignoring Cybersecurity – It’s Not an Option
    Paralysis is one of the biggest obstacles to achieving a cybersecure environment.  Companies are often unable to take the steps necessary to bring security to an enterprise. It’s not only common; it’s entirely…
  • Aug 25

    Cybersecurity Alert: Business Management Firms and Family Office

    Cybersecurity Alert: Business Management Firms and Family Office
    We are flooded with news reports of major data breaches and malware attacks. The reports focus on attacks against businesses with significant volumes of sensitive personal and financial information, like financial institutions, hospitals,…
Rank this Week: 215

La pub et le droit

La pub et le droit

Covers advertising law. By Natalie Gauthier.

http://publiciteetdroit.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 8

    La pub et le droit a 10 an

    La pub et le droit a 10 an
    La pub et le droit fêtera son 10eanniversaire le 1er août. Des centaines d'heures de recherches jurisprudentielles et législatives pour donner plus de 182 billets mensuels, vous donnant ainsi un rendez-vous le 1er jour du…
  • Jun 1

    La clause de non-concurrence et l'agence de placement

    La clause de non-concurrence et l'agence de placement
    Un rappel sur la portée de la clause de non-conurrence avec l’arrêt Soins santé Portneuf c. Savard, 2013 QCCQ 6961. Santé Portneuf est une agence de placement auprès des centres hospitaliers et…
  • May 1

    Les multinationales de tabac

    Les multinationales de tabac
    Une décision importante qui est pourtant passée inaperçu en juillet dernier, celle concernant le droit du gouvernement du Québec de poursuivre les multinationales de tabac dont le siège social est…
Rank this Week: 137

Blake Firm Business Law Blog

Blake Firm Business Law Blog

Covers business law, contracts, business litigation and intellectual property issues.

http://theblakefirm.com/blog/
  • Mar 5

    Website Terms of Use & Click-Wrap Agreements for Effective Business Strategy

    Website Terms of Use & Click-Wrap Agreements for Effective Business Strategy
    Almost every web page has a “click-wrap agreement” style of disclaimer, terms of use (TOU), or terms and conditions of service. This is true even for sites that are not business or e-commerce websites. Software, application, and…
  • Feb 25

    Legal Principles for Tech Startup & IP Development

    Legal Principles for Tech Startup & IP Development
    Intellectual property development for technology startup companies comes hand-in-hand with the opportunity to fall into a number of legal and strategic pitfalls. Some are obvious, while others can present counter-intuitive opportunities for…
  • Feb 13

    Commercial Real Estate Insurance & Replacement Insurance Loopholes: Reconstruction Cost

    Commercial Real Estate Insurance & Replacement Insurance Loopholes: Reconstruction Cost
    Real estate insurance policies often include replacement insurance terms for the reconstruction costs of repairing or rebuilding real estate property after a catastrophic event such as a fire or flood. But many commercial real estate…
Rank this Week: 120

New York Business Litigation…

New York Business Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers commercial law and litigation, employment contracts, and consumer law. By The Law Offices of Ira S. Newman.

http://www.newyorkbusinesslitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    Civil Rights Victory in NYC Rent-Control Tug-of-War

    Civil Rights Victory in NYC Rent-Control Tug-of-War
    A same-sex couple in New York City scored a civil rights victory when their landlord agreed to add the wife's name to the rent-controlled apartment unit inhabited by the other before the legal marriage.
  • Aug 10

    NYPD Has New Tool to Amass Evidence in Criminal Case

    NYPD Has New Tool to Amass Evidence in Criminal Case
    A new, technologically-advanced system that integrates video and cameras, license plate readers and crime reports is now being used by investigators with the New York City Police Department in an effort to bolster their cases.
  • Jul 31

    Recession Used an Excuse for Gender Discrimination in NYC?

    Recession Used an Excuse for Gender Discrimination in NYC?
    Our New York City employment lawyers know that women are not expendable assets - fine for when business is going well, but unnecessary when it comes time to belt-tightening. And yet, that is the allegation being made by five female…
Rank this Week: 105

The Virtual Attorney Blog

The Virtual Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and business law. By Michael Brennan.

http://thevirtualattorney.com/blog
  • Sep 30

    New Overtime Rules Set to Affect Many Small Businesse

    New Overtime Rules Set to Affect Many Small Businesse
    Overtime protections were first put into place by the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, and established the general standard that workers be paid time-and-a-half for any hours worked over 40 hours in a week.  In general, all hourly…
  • Aug 30

    Unpaid Interns-- Ideal but Risky for Business Owner

    Unpaid Interns-- Ideal but Risky for Business Owner
    An ever-popular method for small businesses to acquire some extra—albeit temporary—hands on deck is to hire interns. Typically college students with similar career aspirations are eager to gain some real life experience, or at…
  • Jul 25

    Employee or Independent Contractor? Misclassification Can Be Costly

    Employee or Independent Contractor? Misclassification Can Be Costly
    The prospect of hiring workers, while exciting, can be intimidating to new business owners, Employment law can be a confusing and time-consuming minefield, and the consequences of making a mistake can range from costly to financially…
Rank this Week: 3310

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Sep 26

    Rushton on Nonprofit Museum

    Rushton on Nonprofit Museum
    Michael J. Rushton (Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs) has posted Should Public and Nonprofit Museums Have Free Admission? on SSRN with the following abstract: A common pricing structure for…
  • Sep 22

    Clinton v. Trump Foundations Under the Tax Law (CNN Op Ed)

    Clinton v. Trump Foundations Under the Tax Law (CNN Op Ed)
    I just wrote this CNN Op Ed comparing the two foundations. It begins: Journalists and commentators across the political spectrum have subjected both the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation and the Donald J. Trump Foundation to a…
  • Sep 22

    Fei, Hines, Horwitz: Are PILOTs Property Taxes for Nonprofits?

    Fei, Hines, Horwitz: Are PILOTs Property Taxes for Nonprofits?
    Fan Fei (Michigan), James R. Hines Jr. (Michigan), and Jill R. Horwitz (UCLA) have published Are PILOTs Property Taxes for Nonprofits?, 94 Journal of Urban Economics 109 (2016). This is a significantly revised version of the paper with the…
Rank this Week: 951

Legal Update

Legal Update

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

http://www.moulinos.com/category/legal-update-peter-moulinos/
Rank this Week: 2962

Western Canada Business Litigation…

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

Covers issues emerging in the legal and business communities. By Lawson Lundell LLP.

http://www.westerncanadabusinesslitigationblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    Ledcor Decision Considers Standard of Review and Insurance Policy Exclusion Clause

    Ledcor Decision Considers Standard of Review and Insurance Policy Exclusion Clause
    On September 15, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada (the “SCC) released its decision in Ledcor Construction Ltd. v Northbridge Indemnity Insurance (2016 SCC 37). In its decision, the Court considered the appropriate standard of review…
  • Aug 4

    New Real Estate Tax Leads to Collapsed Deal

    New Real Estate Tax Leads to Collapsed Deal
    The provincial government’s new 15 per cent tax on foreign purchasers of residential property is the talk of the town in Metro Vancouver.  While many local residents have spent the last several days debating about the likely effect…
  • Jun 14

    Supreme Court safeguards solicitor-client privilege from requests under the Income Tax Act

    Supreme Court safeguards solicitor-client privilege from requests under the Income Tax Act
    In companion cases released on June 3, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada (the “SCC”) confirmed the central importance of solicitor-client privilege to the rule of law in Canada. In Canada (National Revenue) v. Thompson, 2016 SCC…
Rank this Week: 2781

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/
  • Sep 26

    My Favorite Arnold Palmer Story

    My Favorite Arnold Palmer Story
    Arnold Palmer, one of the iconic figures of our time, died on Sunday at the age of 87. Palmer’s story is truly remarkable. Charismatic and dashing, Arnie burst on to the national scene in the mid-1950’s just as the age ……
  • Jan 27

    The Astrodome as a . . . garage?

    The Astrodome as a . . . garage?
    Really? This is what over a decade of Astrodome redevelopment plans have come to? The Astrogarage? That’s not exactly the stuff of grand legacies. So, here is my unsolicited advice for County leaders. Rather than continuing to waste…
  • Jan 7

    A Day in the Life of a Texas Neurosurgeon

    A Day in the Life of a Texas Neurosurgeon
Rank this Week: 651

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Sep 26

    The Unconventional Career Path of Jockey’s GC

    The Unconventional Career Path of Jockey’s GC
    As the SVP of human resources, general counsel and secretary of Jockey International, Mark Jaeger is right where he wants to be in his career. Growing up in the Chicago suburbs, Jaeger was a good student with an interest in business and law.…
  • Sep 24

    10 Tiny Tools To Simplify A Lawyer’s Life

    10 Tiny Tools To Simplify A Lawyer’s Life
    My column this week at Above the Law rounds up 10 Tiny Tools to Simplify A Lawyer’s Life. I cover: ActiveWords. The post 10 Tiny Tools To Simplify A Lawyer’s Life appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
  • Sep 22

    In-House Lawyer Says Firms Risk Losing Work Over Associate Salarie

    In-House Lawyer Says Firms Risk Losing Work Over Associate Salarie
    Elevated first-year associate salaries seem to be the new normal at top law firms, but Michael Ray, Chief Legal Officer of Western Digital Corporation, thinks the new compensation schemes are “largely unsustainable.”…
Rank this Week: 2003

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
  • Sep 26

    TAXPAYERS KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: IRS Will Begin Using Private Debt Collection Agencies To Collect Old Tax Debt

    TAXPAYERS KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: IRS Will Begin Using Private Debt Collection Agencies To Collect Old Tax Debt
    The Internal Revenue Service announced it plans to begin private collection of certain overdue federal tax debts next spring and has selected four contractors to implement the new program.The new program was authorized by Congress last…
  • Sep 12

    When Are Job Hunting Expenses Income Tax Deductible ?

    When Are Job Hunting Expenses Income Tax Deductible ?
    If you are looking for a job in the same line of work, you may be able to deduct some of your job search costs. Here are some key tax facts you should know about when searching for a new job:Same Occupation.  Your expenses must be for…
  • Aug 31

    IRS Tax Tips For Gambling Income And Losse

    IRS Tax Tips For Gambling Income And Losse
    Gambling winnings should be reported as income on your tax return.You must itemize deductions to deduct gambling losses, and they can be deducted only up to the amount of any gambling winnings.If you are a casual gambler, these tax tips can…
Rank this Week: 1706

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 1617

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/
Rank this Week: 2296

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/
  • Sep 26

    How Long Does Florida Probate Take

    How Long Does Florida Probate Take
    One question the most frequent questions our Jacksonville estate planning lawyers receive is how long does a probate case in Florida take? Often the best answer to how long a Florida Probate Case takes is “it depends.”  The…
  • Sep 26

    2016 Amendments to the Florida Probate Rule

    2016 Amendments to the Florida Probate Rule
    This year the Florida Probate Rules Committee has a added a few new rules to the Probate Code. Many of these rules are minor amendments to the old rules or clarifications of previously vague language. The biggest change to the code was the…
  • Sep 23

    Promise To Establish A Trust In The Future

    Promise To Establish A Trust In The Future
    The general rule in estate planning is that if something is not in writing it usually will not be legally valid.  For instance, Florida law requires a Will or trust must be in writing to be effective.  However, one question we often…
Rank this Week: 472

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 26

    Advertiser's self-voting on positive reviews as "helpful" may be false advertising

    Advertiser's self-voting on positive reviews as "helpful" may be false advertising
    Vitamins Online, Inc. v. HeartWise, Inc., 2016 WL 5106990, No. 13-CV-982 (D. Utah Sept. 19, 2016)Following up on its previous opinion, the court rules again about the possible falsity of reviews posted in exchange for undisclosed gifts of the…
  • Sep 26

    Speech in study would be commercial if knowingly false, court rule

    Speech in study would be commercial if knowingly false, court rule
    Crossfit, Inc. v. National Strength & Conditioning Ass’n, 2016 WL 5118530,  No. 14cv1191 (S.D. Cal. Sept. 21, 2016)CrossFit generates revenue by credentialing and certifying fitness trainers for a fee and through licensing the…
  • Sep 26

    FTC wins second appellate victory over 230 defense

    FTC wins second appellate victory over 230 defense
    FTC v. LeadClick Media, LLC, 15‐1009‐cv (2d Cir. Sept. 23, 2016) The FTC and Connecticut sued LeadClick over its role in the use of deceptive websites to market weight loss products. LeadClick managed a network of…
Rank this Week: 2103

Tennessee Business Litigation…

Tennessee Business Litigation Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.nashvillebusinesslitigationlawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    How Elective Share Works in Tennessee Probate Case

    How Elective Share Works in Tennessee Probate Case
    In Tennessee, either a husband or a wife whose spouse has died has the right to elect to receive, from the deceased’s spouse’s assets, an amount allowed by a Tennessee statute, sometimes called the elective share statute, as…
  • Sep 18

    Court of Appeals of Tennessee Sets Aside Punitive Damages Award Against Insurance Company

    Court of Appeals of Tennessee Sets Aside Punitive Damages Award Against Insurance Company
      In a recent insurance policy case, Lance. v. Owner’s Insurance Company, the Court of Appeals of Tennessee set aside a jury’s award of punitive damages in the amount of $267,500 against Owner’s Insurance Company (a…
  • Aug 25

    Recent Case Lays Down New Law in Tennessee for Joint Bank Accounts of Spouse

    Recent Case Lays Down New Law in Tennessee for Joint Bank Accounts of Spouse
    In Tennessee, many spouses have joint bank accounts with rights of survivorship. Such accounts are considered accounts held by the spouses as “tenants by the entirety” unless the spouses have specifically agreed otherwise. Such…
Rank this Week: 2908

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/
  • Sep 26

    Coworking Provides a Valuable Alternative to Commercial Office Space, Working From Home

    Coworking Provides a Valuable Alternative to Commercial Office Space, Working From Home
    You’ve started a business and are exploring options for renting office space. Maybe you’ve even reviewed a few commercial leases, but are hesitant to pull the trigger on a long term lease. Perhaps you work from home and have a…
  • Sep 21

    Social Media Evidence in Court: Part I – How Do You Capture it?

    Social Media Evidence in Court: Part I – How Do You Capture it?
    I recently had an opportunity to speak to the Lancaster Area Paralegal Association at its Second Annual Civil Conference regarding practical tips for using of social media evidence in court. One of the issues I was asked to address was the…
  • Sep 21

    Social Media Evidence in Court: Part I – How Do You Capture it?

    Social Media Evidence in Court: Part I – How Do You Capture it?
    I recently had an opportunity to speak to the Lancaster Area Paralegal Association at its Second Annual Civil Conference regarding practical tips for using of social media evidence in court. One of the issues I was asked to address was the…
Rank this Week: 3938

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Sep 26

    How To Get A Debt Collector To Stop Calling – Rely On The Telephone Consumer Protection Act

    How To Get A Debt Collector To Stop Calling – Rely On The Telephone Consumer Protection Act
    While most web pages addressing how to get a debt collector to stop calling focus on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, federal law provides an additional weapon for consumers to stop them from being harassed mercilessly with phone…
  • Sep 22

    Tractor Trailer Accident Insurance Coverage Minimum

    Tractor Trailer Accident Insurance Coverage Minimum
    In North Carolina, every driver operating on our roads must have a minimum of $30,000 in personal injury liability coverage for any one person injured in an at-fault crash and $60,000 if there are multiple persons injured. Regrettably, these…
  • Sep 2

    Obtaining DMV-349 Crash Report

    Obtaining DMV-349 Crash Report
    In Wake County, there are a number of local law enforcement agencies that may come to the scene of a car wreck, including the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. If you are involved in an automobile accident specifically within Raleigh city…
Rank this Week: 4940

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Sep 26

    Fox Goes to War with Netflix Over Two Programming Executives Who Jumped Ship

    Fox Goes to War with Netflix Over Two Programming Executives Who Jumped Ship
    In a move that suggests that Fox might be feeling the burn of Netflix competition, the network Goliath has recently sued the king of online streaming over hiring of its two programming executives.  In the lawsuit, Fox…
  • Sep 20

    Breaking News: Texas and 20 States Sue the Department of Labor Over the Overtime Rule

    Breaking News: Texas and 20 States Sue the Department of Labor Over the Overtime Rule
    A group of 21 states, including Texas, filed a lawsuit today in the Eastern District of Texas challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime exemption rules that are supposed to go into effect on December 1, 2016,…
  • Aug 14

    The Difference Between Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Restriction

    The Difference Between Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Restriction
    Some states prohibit these restraints in employment contracts completely. Others allow one but not the other. Texas allows both. These restrictions on employees are meant to protect employers’ investment in their…
Rank this Week: 1648

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: 3975

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Sep 26

    RUPA § 404(e) Confusion

    RUPA § 404(e) Confusion
    Every year I teach RUPA (1997) § 404(e), and every year I am confused. That section states that “[a] partner does not violate a duty or obligation under this [Act] or under the partnership agreement merely because the partner’s…
  • Sep 25

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Sep. 25, 2016)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Sep. 25, 2016)
    "This Article challenges the outdated narrative of finance as intermediated scarce private capital ...." https://t.co/YashhdsRcU #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) September 19, 2016 "Our current regulatory system…
  • Sep 24

    Thinking about Therano

    Thinking about Therano
    I’m sure I’m not alone in having followed the spectacular fall of Theranos over the past year. Elizabeth Holmes was a fairytale come to life – and now, the main question seems to be whether she intentionally defrauded her investors...
Rank this Week: 2289

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Sep 26

    Is Cooperman The New Cuban?

    Is Cooperman The New Cuban?
    The Securities and Exchange Commission brought charges against Mark Cuban for insider trading. The SEC claimed he was an insider based his status as a big shareholder in the company or that he had agreed to not trade on material…
  • Sep 23

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for September 23

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for September 23
    We have passed the Autumnal equinox and are heading into the dark nights of winter. Maybe some of these of compliance-related stories will keep you awake during the longer nights. Why Don’t General Counsels Stop Corporate Crime? by…
  • Sep 20

    Auditor Independence Enforcement Action

    Auditor Independence Enforcement Action
    The Securities and Exchange Commission announced its first enforcement actions for auditor independence failures. I expect your auditors may have a bunch of new restrictions and questionnaires when it is time for the annual audit. The…
Rank this Week: 979

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Sep 26

    Life as a Corporate Lawyer: Brink Dickerson

    Life as a Corporate Lawyer: Brink Dickerson
    I had a lot of fun taping this 36-minute podcast with Brink Dickerson of Troutman Sanders. I’m still chuckling over Brink’s response to my query about “least favorite tasks” (starting at the 23:45 mark). I highly…
  • Sep 23

    Corp Fin: New CDI on 401(k) Broker Window

    Corp Fin: New CDI on 401(k) Broker Window
    Yesterday, Corp Fin issued this new “CDI 139.33/126.41” under the Securities Act Section 5/Form S-8 areas – while withdrawing “CDI 239.16/226.15.” The new CDI deals with whether a company-sponsored 401(k) plan…
  • Sep 22

    Broc & John: “Blues Brothers Don’t Have Nothing on Us”

    Broc & John: “Blues Brothers Don’t Have Nothing on Us”
    John & I had a lot of fun taping our first “news-like” podcast. This 9-minute podcast is about director compensation & Smithsonian museums – the new African-American museum is opening this weekend (it’s already…
Rank this Week: 2512

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/
  • Sep 26

    Non-Egregiously Aggrieved Minority Shareholder Can’t Sue for Common-Law Dissolution

    Non-Egregiously Aggrieved Minority Shareholder Can’t Sue for Common-Law Dissolution
    Common-law dissolution requires "egregious" conduct by the majority, but what constitutes egregious conduct? Read this week's New York Business Divorce to find out how one Manhattan judge recently defined it.
  • Sep 19

    Bad Faith Defense Gets Boost in LLC Dissolution Case

    Bad Faith Defense Gets Boost in LLC Dissolution Case
    The bad faith defense has been recognized in close corporation dissolution cases involving both minority shareholder oppression and shareholder deadlock. How about LLC dissolution? This week's New York Business Divorce looks at a recent…
  • Sep 12

    Conflict in the Family-Owned Business: Interview With Professor Benjamin Mean

    Conflict in the Family-Owned Business: Interview With Professor Benjamin Mean
    Business divorce on steroids. That’s how I describe the tenor of litigation that can erupt when members of a family-owned business have a falling out. No one has devoted more scholarship to the challenging intersection of law…
Rank this Week: 379

AG Deal Diary

AG Deal Diary

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

http://www.akingump.com/en/experience/practices/corporate/ag-deal-diary/index.html
  • Sep 25

    Antitrust-Related Recent Developments: Merger Agreement Efforts Subject of Litigation

    Antitrust-Related Recent Developments: Merger Agreement Efforts Subject of Litigation
    In a recent action raising the issue of the nature of a merger party’s obligation to take steps necessary to clear antitrust regulatory hurdles “as promptly as reasonably practicable,” Alere, Inc. sued Abbott Laboratories in…
  • Sep 21

    2016 Pre-Election Political Report

    2016 Pre-Election Political Report
    The Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP 2016 Pre-Election Political Report features updates on key federal policy platforms and perspectives that presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have addressed in their respective…
  • Sep 20

    Antitrust-Related Recent Developments: FTC/DOJ Aggressive Merger Enforcement Continue

    Antitrust-Related Recent Developments: FTC/DOJ Aggressive Merger Enforcement Continue
    The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice have continued their aggressive stance against proposed mergers that the antitrust agencies perceive as harmful to competition. So far this year, the FTC obtained a preliminary injunction…
Rank this Week: 1806

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 25

    Announcement: Essay Competition in Corporate Law

    Announcement: Essay Competition in Corporate Law
    [The following announcement is posted on behalf of the Corporate Law Society, National Law University, Jodhpur]Corporate Law Society, National Law University, Jodhpur, is pleased to announce the 1st Pranita Mehta Memorial Essay Competition,…
  • Sep 23

    The Inapplicability of Money Lending Laws to Regulated NBFC

    The Inapplicability of Money Lending Laws to Regulated NBFC
    [The following guest post is contributed by Munmi Phukon, who is a Senior Manager in the Corporate Law Division at Vinod Kothari & Co.]IntroductionIn 2011, a landmark judgment of the Gujarat High Court in Radhe Estate Developers Vs.…
  • Sep 22

    Exempted inter-se transfer amounts to ‘sale’

    Exempted inter-se transfer amounts to ‘sale’
    [The following post is contributed by Supreme Waskar, who is a corporate lawyer in Mumbai]In an earlier post on February 18, 2012, Mr. Umakanth Varottil had discussedthe informal guidance issued by the Securities and Exchange Board of…
Rank this Week: 418

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 24

    Racial Harassment of Home Owners Civil Suit Settles With Apology and Undisclosed Monetary Payment

    Racial Harassment of Home Owners Civil Suit Settles With Apology and Undisclosed Monetary Payment
    One specific alleged incident included in the complain happened in 2013 when Calliari allegedly drove past Mobley and Powell walking in the street because their neighborhood does not have sidewalks. Calliari allegedly made a U-turn, pulled up…
  • Sep 20

    Uber Cannot Escape Price Fixing Class Action Through Arbitration Agreement New York Federal Judge Rule

    Uber Cannot Escape Price Fixing Class Action Through Arbitration Agreement New York Federal Judge Rule
    According to Uber, the company's terms of service require all disputes to be settled via arbitration. Arbitration was initially created as a way for companies to settle disputes between themselves without crowding the courts with business…
  • Sep 15

    Uber Class Action Settlement Rejected

    Uber Class Action Settlement Rejected
    Judge Chen also pointed out that the drivers ran a greater risk by pursuing the matter in court than Uber because Uber's employment contract includes an arbitration agreement. If the case makes it to the Ninth Circuit Court, there's a chance…
Rank this Week: 891

Investment Law Blog

Investment Law Blog

Covers business, real estate and property law. By Catherine DeBono Holmes of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://www.investmentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1684

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    The Term Provision of a Lease Agreement

    The Term Provision of a Lease Agreement
    Whether you are a tenant or a landlord, drafting a lease agreement is an important part of the renting process. To be successful and to avoid future headaches, you need to understand the Term Provision of a lease agreement and how to…
  • Sep 20

    Understanding Contract Recitals, Covenants, Representations, and Warrantie

    Understanding Contract Recitals, Covenants, Representations, and Warrantie
    A contract is a binding agreement between parties, which can be enforced if one party fails to fulfill his promise. A contract may contain numerous sections and provisions, but not all of them are promises. So what are these provisions and…
  • Sep 15

    3 Tips for Running a Successful Busine

    3 Tips for Running a Successful Busine
    Jump start profits and minimize liability with these 3 tips for running a successful business in Florida. Whether you’re running a Florida limited liability company (LLC) or a Corporation or a Partnership, these tips will…
Rank this Week: 4415

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Covers developments in private and public mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. By McCarthy Tetrault.

http://www.canadianmergersacquisitions.com
  • Sep 23

    “Placeholder candidates”: an untested response to advance notice provision

    “Placeholder candidates”: an untested response to advance notice provision
    By Shane C. D'Souza, Deandra L. Schubert and Vanessa Chung Many US and Canadian public companies have implemented so-called advance notice provisions (“ANPs”), bylaws and policies requiring shareholders to provide a company with…
  • Sep 23

    Doing Business in Canada 2016: Read the latest updates to our popular guide

    Doing Business in Canada 2016: Read the latest updates to our popular guide
    By McCarthy Tétrault LLP McCarthy Tétrault’s Doing Business in Canada provides a user-friendly overview of central aspects of the Canadian political and legal systems that are most likely to affect new and established…
  • Aug 9

    Is the Death of Ontario’s Bulk Sales Act upon us? It looks like it may be.

    Is the Death of Ontario’s Bulk Sales Act upon us? It looks like it may be.
    By Ian Mak, Heidi Gordon and Matthew Griffin On June 8, 2016 Bill 218 (the Burden Reduction Act, 2016) passed first reading. The Bill is part of a provincial government initiative to, in part, reduce the regulatory burden on Ontario…
Rank this Week: 3713