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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/
  • Mar 30

    Prosecutors Scrutinize Minority Borrowers’ Auto Loan

    Prosecutors Scrutinize Minority Borrowers’ Auto Loan
    Government officials say auto sellers are singling out minority borrowers and extending them the costliest car loans, which could exacerbate the economic distress in some neighborhoods.
  • Mar 30

    S.E.C. Accuses Financier Lynn Tilton of Defrauding Investor

    S.E.C. Accuses Financier Lynn Tilton of Defrauding Investor
    Regulators said Ms. Tilton and her firm breached their fiduciary duty to clients by failing to value properly the assets of distressed firms.
  • Mar 30

    Buoyant Economic Reports Push the Market Up

    Buoyant Economic Reports Push the Market Up
    Traders welcomed a government report showing strong economic data in February, while another report pointed to a healthy spring buying season.
Rank this Week: 5

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Mar 30

    The FTC/DOJ’s March madne

    The FTC/DOJ’s March madne
    David Balto has an op-ed on The FTC/DOJ’s March madness.
  • Mar 30

    Sponge

    Sponge
    Ariel Ezrachi - Oxford has a new paper called Sponge. ABSTRACT: A look at the international competition law landscape reveals consensus as to the main goals of competition law. Indeed, core economic reasoning and market analysis serve as the…
  • Mar 30

    Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Inequality

    Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Inequality
    Steven C. Salop, Georgetown University Law Center and Jonathan B. Baker, American University - Washington College of Law have a provocative new paper on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Inequality. Worth downloading! Economic inequality…
Rank this Week: 27

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 31

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: 59

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    A legitimate affiliation confusion claim?

    A legitimate affiliation confusion claim?
    Grubbs v. Sheakley Group, Inc., 2015 WL 1321126, No. 1:13cv246 (S.D. Ohio Mar. 18, 2015)  The court adopted the magistrate judge’s recommendations in this case, dismissing Lanham Act claims (and RICO claims) and declining to retain…
  • Mar 26

    Fair use quote of the day

    Fair use quote of the day
    Rigsby v. Erie Ins. Co., No. 14-cv-905 (W.D. Wis. Mar. 16, 2015): “It is difficult to imagine how it could not be fair use for an insurer to copy or distribute a photograph for the purpose of evaluating an insured’s…
  • Mar 26

    The cartoonist has no idea how fair use work

    The cartoonist has no idea how fair use work
    Story here.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 65

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
  • Mar 30

    Preparing for the Regulatory Challenges of the 21st Century

    Preparing for the Regulatory Challenges of the 21st Century
    Editor's Note: Luis A. Aguilar is a Commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This post is based on Commissioner Aguilar’s recent remarks at the Georgia Law Review’s Annual Symposium, Financial Regulation:…
  • Mar 30

    The Governance Effect of the Media’s News Dissemination Role

    The Governance Effect of the Media’s News Dissemination Role
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Lili Dai of the College of Business and Economics at Australian National University; Jerry Parwada and Bohui Zhang, both of the Finance Area at UNSW Australia. That the media plays a role…
  • Mar 29

    Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association

    Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, and is based on a Sullivan & Cromwell publication by Brent J. McIntosh, Theodore O. Rogers, and Jeffrey B. Wall; the complete publication, including…
Rank this Week: 92

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

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

    What Josh Fershee Believes About Corporate Governance: Annotated

    What Josh Fershee Believes About Corporate Governance: Annotated
    I'm Catholic. I take creeds seriously. So I was amused and interested by Josh Fershee's statement of belief, which I offer with my annotations: I believe in the theory of Director Primacy.[1] I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Mar 30

    Omnicare through a civil procedure len

    Omnicare through a civil procedure len
    Ann Lipton offers an interesting analysis of the pleading implications of the Supreme Court's recent Omnicare decision, which dealt with whether and when opinions can give rise to 1933 Act Section 11... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Mar 30

    Tweeting about over-criminalization

    Tweeting about over-criminalization
    Reynolds: You are probably breaking the law right now http://t.co/sMORmEm3CM over criminalization is a growing problem — Stephen Bainbridge (@ProfBainbridge) March 30, 2015 Three Felonies A Day: How... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 93

US Law Watch

US Law Watch

Provides US legal and regulatory information. By BNA International.

http://www.uslawwatch.com
Rank this Week: 128

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Mar 30

    AG: Former bar president charged with UPL – lacked license and never attended law school

    AG: Former bar president charged with UPL – lacked license and never attended law school
    A former partner at a Pennsylvania law firm who served at one point as president of her county bar association not only lacked a law… The post AG: Former bar president charged with UPL – lacked license and never attended law…
  • Mar 27

    Is the Legal Market for Talent Brightening?

    Is the Legal Market for Talent Brightening?
    “The job market for newly minted associates is showing signs of improvement,” according to a telephone survey of 350 attorneys which was recently published by Robert Half Legal. Thirty-two percent of attorneys interviewed said…
  • Mar 26

    .SUCKS TLD Creates Dilemma for Trademark Owner

    .SUCKS TLD Creates Dilemma for Trademark Owner
    Well, as two Foley & Lardner attorneys point out, this might, in fact, suck: “March 30, 2015, is the opening day of the “sunrise” period for registration of domain names in the .SUCKS top-level domain (TLD)… the…
Rank this Week: 144

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Observations on developments in law, business, medicine, culture, sports, and other matters of general interest to the Houston business, professional, and academic communities. Published by Houston attorney Tom Kirkendall.

http://blog.kir.com/
Rank this Week: 147

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/
  • Mar 25

    Exclusive forum ... I sense a trend

    Exclusive forum ... I sense a trend
    Kraft announced its acquisition by Heinz this morning. And, I sense a trend. Although Kraft hasn't filed a copy of the merger agreement, yet, it has filed an 8-K with amendments to its bylaws. In what I sense is becoming...
  • Mar 21

    Fee shifting trenche

    Fee shifting trenche
    Ted Mirvis and Bill Savitt of Wachtell Lipton have weighed in on Delaware's anti-fee shifting legislation. Basically, they argue that this is the kind of thing that doesn't require legislation - that we should all defer to the wisdom of...
  • Mar 18

    Delaware appraisal amendment

    Delaware appraisal amendment
    Usually amendments to the corporate law are pretty sleepy affairs. This year is different. There's anti-fee-shifting legislation, In the slew of amendments generating interest this year, there's the new Chancery facilitated arbitration…
Rank this Week: 165

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: 179

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/
  • Mar 30

    Chancery Decides Adverse Possession Claim

    Chancery Decides Adverse Possession Claim
    In an example of the range of cases handled by the Court of Chancery beyond corporate and commercial litigation, the opinion in Tumulty v. Schreppler, C.A. No. 5948-VCP (Del. Ch. Mar. 30, 2015), addresses a claim for adverse possession of…
  • Mar 29

    Claims By Receiver for Corporation Proceed Against Director

    Claims By Receiver for Corporation Proceed Against Director
    Stewart v. Wilmington Trust SP Services, Inc., et al., C.A. No. 9306-VCP (Del. Ch. Mar. 26, 2015). This opinion from the Delaware Court of Chancery should be required reading for anyone who wants to know the latest iteration of Delaware…
  • Mar 28

    Large Defamation Damage Award Upheld Against Hewlett-Packard

    Large Defamation Damage Award Upheld Against Hewlett-Packard
    The opinion in Professional Investigating & Consulting Agency, Inc. v. Hewlett-Packard Co., C.A. No. N12C-06-196 MMJ CCLD (Del. Super. Mar. 23, 2015), applies the Delaware law of defamation in the context of a claim by one business vendor…
Rank this Week: 196

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/
  • Mar 30

    The "Daily Fantasy Sports" Marketplace Is Booming, But Is It Legal?

    The "Daily Fantasy Sports" Marketplace Is Booming, But Is It Legal?
    Over the past few weeks I have posted extensively on how gambling laws treat commercial NCAA Tournament pools. However, March Madness pools are not the only form of online sports gaming proliferating on the Internet. Indeed, play-for-cash…
  • Mar 30

    Thanks to My Research Assistant

    Thanks to My Research Assistant
    When I write a law review article, I usually include in the author’s footnote a brief note of thanks to the student research assistants who helped me on that article. When I write a book, I thank my research assistants...
  • Mar 30

    The Supreme Court Building in Lego

    The Supreme Court Building in Lego
    I saw this in Utah over spring break and I just had to share it with our readers: the Supreme Court building made out of Legos. This was part of an extensive Lego exhibit that also included the White House,...
Rank this Week: 199

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
  • Nov 27

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview
                      In large cities the world over, passengers have stopped reaching into the air to hail a cab and have begun reaching into their pockets for their smartphones.  Companies such…
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
Rank this Week: 225

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

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

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 22

    Aha! A new problem w/Congressional politics--or is it?

    Aha! A new problem w/Congressional politics--or is it?
    I like what Crescent Hardy is saying about Yucca Mountain ("let's explore if there's any scenario in which having Yucca Mountain be the nuclear waste repository might make sense for Nevada"), but I can't reach him via email because I don't…
  • Mar 14

    Another news clip about my talk(s) in Bogota.

    Another news clip about my talk(s) in Bogota.
    Here, and here's the original post.  I'm still just amazed that I was asked to speak, and I'm so grateful to Superintendent Reyes!
  • Mar 14

    Congrats to Randy Gordon and Maks Del Mar!

    Congrats to Randy Gordon and Maks Del Mar!
    Maks's new book (co-edited with William Twining), which has an essay by my buddy Randy Gordon in it.  You can get the book here.
Rank this Week: 232

bevlog

bevlog

Distilling a million label approvals down to the ones that affect you. Tracks legal trends in beer, wine and spirits product approvals. By Lehrman Beverage Law.

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog
  • Mar 28

    28 Proof and Not Beer, Wine or Spirit

    28 Proof and Not Beer, Wine or Spirit
      It looks like moonshine. But it’s not spirits. It’s not even beer or wine, and yet it is 28 proof. I stumbled on Great America “Carolina Clear” at a gas station in Bardstown, Kentucky, of all places. It was just…
  • Mar 19

    Tito Case Moves Forward, Not in Tito’s Favor

    Tito Case Moves Forward, Not in Tito’s Favor
    Tito had another bad yesterday, this time in federal court in San Diego. This further makes it obvious that the world of labeling has changed markedly since the Supreme Court’s Pom decision of June 12, 2014. On March 18, 2015, Judge…
  • Mar 10

    Palcohol is Back

    Palcohol is Back
    Palcohol is back. After approval from out of nowhere about a year ago, and revocation of the same approvals a few days later, it is back. I have it on good authority that TTB has ironed out the kinks and approved the labels this week. Sen.…
Rank this Week: 252

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
  • Mar 19

    Omri Ben-Shahar, "The Unintended Effects of Access Justice Laws"

    Omri Ben-Shahar, "The Unintended Effects of Access Justice Laws"
    Access Justice laws give people equal opportunity to enjoy primary goods, ensuring that access to these goods is not allocated by markets and is not tilted in favor of wealth and privilege. But Access Justice often fails to meet its…
  • Mar 16

    William Baude, "Is Originalism Our Law?"

    William Baude, "Is Originalism Our Law?"
    At her confirmation hearing, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan said that "we are all originalists." Is that true, and what would it mean for it to be true? In Is Originalism Our Law?, I argue that there is an important sense in which Justice…
  • Mar 3

    Panel: "Ferguson and Beyond: Criminal Procedure and Police Killings"

    Panel: "Ferguson and Beyond: Criminal Procedure and Police Killings"
    This panel was moderated by Professor Siegler and included Deputy Dean Ginsburg and Professors Huq, McAdams, and Randolph Stone. The event took place on February 4, 2015. It was presented by BLSA in partnership with the Law School and…
Rank this Week: 282

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage…

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

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

    New tax on alcohol sales in Boston proposed

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

    BYOB in Boston?

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

    Northampton Seeks Additional License

    Northampton Seeks Additional License
    The Northampton City Council agreed to adopt a resolution to create 5 new liquor licenses for 5 existing businesses. Mayor David Narkewicz hopes this is the first step in getting rid of the quota system, and giving local city and towns (like…
Rank this Week: 306

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Mar 30

    Paris Arts Review

    Paris Arts Review
    The D&O Diary rounded out its European visit last week with a quick weekend visit to Paris. In addition to rendezvous with friends and family, the stopover included several long walks, two encounters with the Parisian contemporary art…
  • Mar 27

    Notes from the London Underground

    Notes from the London Underground
    The D&O Diary was in London this week for meetings and a couple of industry events. Though my schedule on this visit was full, I did have a little time between meetings for a bit of touristing. I have been to London many times…
  • Mar 25

    Guest Post: Is Employee Awareness and Training the Holy Grail of Cybersecurity?

    Guest Post: Is Employee Awareness and Training the Holy Grail of Cybersecurity?
    In the current environment, most organizations are aware of the potential threats to their firms from a breach of their data systems and networks. Among the ways companies can protect themselves from these types of threats is through improved…
Rank this Week: 338

The Startup Lawyer

The Startup Lawyer

Covers entrepreneurship and startup companies. By Ryan Roberts.

http://startuplawyer.com/
  • Mar 18

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

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

    Crowdfunding as a last resort

    Crowdfunding as a last resort
    I recently wrote a commentary piece for the Dallas Business Journal regarding equity crowdfunding titled:  “Here’s Why Crowdfunding Should Be Your Last Resort”  I thought some of my readers would enjoy it. Please…
  • Mar 11

    SXSW Happy Hours and Office Hour

    SXSW Happy Hours and Office Hour
    It’s that time of year again when a good portion of the startup world flocks to Austin Texas for SXSWi.  This year, I’ll be involved with two events: Dallas Drops the Mic — March 14th 6pm-8pm The official blurb…
Rank this Week: 335

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/
  • Mar 30

    Eric Goldman on Consumer Review Ban

    Eric Goldman on Consumer Review Ban
    Writing for Forbes.com, Santa Clara Law Prof Eric Goldman (pictured) reports on a recent SDNY case, Galland v. Johnston. The case is similar to others about which we have blogged recently. Plaintiffs rent out their apartment in Paris through…
  • Mar 26

    Water Contracts and Adequate Assurances (to Continue Business as Usual)

    Water Contracts and Adequate Assurances (to Continue Business as Usual)
    Some weeks ago, I blogged here about water rights and shortages in drought-ridden California. Of course, California is not the only state where contractual water rights interface with development and public health concerns. In Ohio, shale…
  • Mar 26

    Where Congress Won't Act, Private Ordering Fills a Gap

    Where Congress Won't Act, Private Ordering Fills a Gap
    Today's New York Times reports that Microsoft will require the companies with which it partners, its contractors and vendors who employ more than 50 workers, to provide their employees who do work for Microsoft with 15 days of annual paid...
Rank this Week: 358

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/
  • Mar 30

    District Court Refuses To Halt SEC Administrative Proceeding

    District Court Refuses To Halt SEC Administrative Proceeding
    While serving as General Counsel to California’s Business, Transportation & Housing Agency, I was from time to time asked to respond to ersatz summons and other documents issued by “Our One Supreme Court”. …
  • Mar 27

    Covenants Not To Compete – By The Number

    Covenants Not To Compete – By The Number
    In a recently published article, three professors undertook an empirical analysis of noncompetition and other restrictive postemployment covenants in public company Chief Executive Officer contracts.  Norman D. Bishara, Kenneth J.…
  • Mar 26

    Did The Judge’s Ruling Truly Decimate The Defendant’s Contention?

    Did The Judge’s Ruling Truly Decimate The Defendant’s Contention?
    Yesterday’s post concerned Justice M. Kathleen Butz’ recent holding in Yee v. Am. Nat’l Ins. Co., 2015 Cal. App. LEXIS 257 (Cal. Ct. App. 2015).  The case involved the California Controller’s attempt to examine…
Rank this Week: 362

Indiana Civil & Business…

Indiana Civil & Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning and intellectual property. By Sam Hasler.

http://haslerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 1

    Blogs to Check Out

    Blogs to Check Out
    Some law blogs that may be interests to some businesses:FDA Law Update - just what says it is, a way to keep up to date on happenings at the FDA.OSHA Law Blog. This may be of more interest to more businesses. Jackson Lewis hosts the blog so…
  • Feb 25

    Georgia

    Georgia
    Georgia Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning Blog: Estate Planning: A Three-Step StrategyThe estate planning pyramid gives a hierarchy of goals for estate planning. This pyramid is useful in developing an estate planning strategy based on…
  • Jan 26

    Garden Leave in Action

    Garden Leave in Action
    Considering garden leave's novelty, I thought a collection of news articles descring the use of garden leave might be of some help and interest.
Rank this Week: 367

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

http://truthonthemarket.com/
Rank this Week: 397

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Mar 30

    Board Composition: Insights From Investor

    Board Composition: Insights From Investor
    With board composition and renewal under increasing scrutiny, this recent EY report summarizing views of institutional investors, investor associations and advisors about board composition and board composition disclosure is instructive.…
  • Mar 27

    Proxy Statements: Pru Includes Lead Director Video

    Proxy Statements: Pru Includes Lead Director Video
    Last year, I blogged about how to file video on EDGAR – and predicted that the use of video in SEC filings would explode over the next decade as a disclosure tool. More recently, I blogged that I thought we would see more video during…
  • Mar 26

    SEC Adopts Reg A+

    SEC Adopts Reg A+
    Yesterday, the SEC adopted rules and forms under Section 3(b) of the Securities Act – known as “Reg A+” – as required by Section 401 of the JOBS Act. The 453-page adopting release was posted last night (so no law firm…
Rank this Week: 403

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/
  • Mar 30

    Should Nonprofits Stay Closer to the Red with Reserves?: A Blue Shield Inquiry

    Should Nonprofits Stay Closer to the Red with Reserves?: A Blue Shield Inquiry
    As seen in a recent post here, the California Franchise Tax Board did not cite a reason for revoking Blue Shield’s state tax exemption. Many have speculated that its unusually large reserves and attendant issues were the main causes.…
  • Mar 29

    The Public Policy Doctrine Is An Unlikely Solution To Addressing Racism In Greek Organization

    The Public Policy Doctrine Is An Unlikely Solution To Addressing Racism In Greek Organization
    Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s problems seem to be getting bigger by the second. Most recently, an investigation into the events has discovered that the racist chant the chapter at the University of Oklahoma was caught singing was allegedly taught…
  • Mar 29

    Questions On The Blue Shield Of California Decision

    Questions On The Blue Shield Of California Decision
    According to an article in The LA Times, Blue Shield of California, the state’s third-largest health insurer, lost its state tax-exempt status—a benefit it has enjoyed since 1939. According to the article, Blue Shield California has…
Rank this Week: 430

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers landlord-tenant, bankruptcy, small business and family law. By Richard C. Koman.

http://www.richardkoman.com
  • May 2

    Negotiating a lease buyout

    Negotiating a lease buyout
    It’s not just lawyer sites that advise hiring lawyers. It’s actually a critical step in signing any legal document, to make sure you are being paid adequately and that you’re not waiving rights unnecessarily. Here are some…
  • Sep 20

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide
    The California Supreme Court will take on the case of whether San Jose can require developers to include “affordable housing” in new developments, The Mercury News reports. San Jose would require developers to offer 15 percent of…
  • Dec 8

    California eviction basic

    California eviction basic
    I wrote this step by step for Avvo a while back, called How to Evict a Tenant in California. It’s not just the basic procedures, but also gives a sense of the negotiation and settlement process that is key to working out a good deal. 1…
Rank this Week: 434

Michigan Collection Law Blog

Michigan Collection Law Blog

Covers collection agencies, collection law firms, and debt collection. By Nitzkin & Associates.

http://michigancollectionlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 423

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 30

    Financial Sector Legislation, Anti-terror Laws, Human Rights and the Indian Constitution

    Financial Sector Legislation, Anti-terror Laws, Human Rights and the Indian Constitution
    We all now know that the Supreme Court outlawed Section 66-A of the Information Technology Act in a recent order.  I wrote about the court's core findings in a column in the Mirror publications last Friday.I would have been remiss…
  • Mar 30

    Corporate Benevolence: Companies May Accept Gifts, and Tax Free

    Corporate Benevolence: Companies May Accept Gifts, and Tax Free
    [The following post is contributed by Vinod Kothari of Vinod Kothari & Co. The author can be contacted at vinod@vinodkothari.com.]When it comes the law imposing a requirement of spending on corporate social responsibility (CSR), which is…
  • Mar 29

    SEBI Guidelines for International Finance Centre

    SEBI Guidelines for International Finance Centre
    [The following post is contributed by Yogesh Chande, who is an Associate Partner with Economic Laws Practice, Advocates & Solicitors. Views of the author are personal.]The report (2007) of the High Powered Expert Committee (HPEC) on…
Rank this Week: 479

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Mar 30

    A New Exception to the Custody Rule

    A New Exception to the Custody Rule
    The Custody Rule can be difficult for private equity and real estate fund managers to navigate. When I see some regulatory relief or clarification I hope for the best. 16th Amendment Advisors received relief for one of its funds based its…
  • Mar 28

    Weekend Reading: Argo

    Weekend Reading: Argo
    In 1979, Iranian militants stormed the American embassy in Tehran and captured dozens of American, holding them hostage for 444 days. Six Americans escaped and hid in the home of the Canadian ambassador. A top-level CIA officer named Antonio…
  • Mar 27

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for March 27

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for March 27
    March Madness! SEC Loses an AP for First Time Since FY 2013 by Bruce Carton in Compliance Week In FY 2014, however, the SEC maintained 100% perfection in its administrative proceedings. The agency reportedly prevailed in every single one of…
Rank this Week: 484

Rush On Business

Rush On Business

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

http://www.rushonbusiness.com/
  • Mar 25

    Franchiseless in Seattle?

    Franchiseless in Seattle?
    I had to share an excellent blog post on Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage: Not Unconstitutionally Discriminatory? by Shannon McCarthy of the ZorBlog. My tongue-in-cheek title unfortunately rings some truth. If you read Shannon’s post…
  • Mar 23

    BIZ Luncheon Features Casey Niemann of AgriSync

    BIZ Luncheon Features Casey Niemann of AgriSync
    If you are fresh off your spring break and looking for a great networking event I recommend attending the BIZ Luncheon this Wednesday, March 25th at the Ruan II Building, 601 Locust, Conference Room 101 in Downtown Des Moines. Casey will…
  • Feb 2

    Agricultural Lawyers Join Brick Gentry Law Firm

    Agricultural Lawyers Join Brick Gentry Law Firm
    The Brick Gentry Law Firm is pleased to announce that three distinguished agricultural attorneys have joined the law firm effective February 2, 2015. Those attorneys include (click for bios): Eldon McAfee Erin Herbold-Swalwell Julia Vyskocil…
Rank this Week: 496

The Wired GC

The Wired GC

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

http://www.wiredgc.com
  • Nov 7

    Lumen Legal’s Trends for 2014

    Lumen Legal’s Trends for 2014
    Lumen Legal has published a collection of Legal Trend predictions for 2014. There are insights from Lumen Legal founder David Galbenski, and noted enterprise legal industry leaders Edwin Reeser and Jeffrey Carr. And also me. Here’s one…
  • Jul 16

    Forget BigLaw; Watch BigClient

    Forget BigLaw; Watch BigClient
    I was asked last week what I thought about the prospects for “BigLaw.” That question can result in an answer which is too long at 20 seconds or too short at two hours. I opted for two minutes, suggesting that the sometimes…
  • Jun 14

    Lawyers and the State of Surveillance

    Lawyers and the State of Surveillance
    Early last year, I wrote this: Personal data privacy is an interesting issue for lawyers. For some, it’s part of their corporate practice. For most, it’s a confusing technological jumble, something they want to trust to someone…
Rank this Week: 504

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/
Rank this Week: 530

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Mar 6

    New class arbitration opinion: Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. v. Superior Court (Edwards)

    New class arbitration opinion: Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. v. Superior Court (Edwards)
    In Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. v. Superior Court (Edwards), ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Feb. 27, 2015), the Court of Appeal (Fourth Appellate District, Division One) considered an arbitration clause purporting to bar all class and…
  • Mar 5

    Thoughts on the oral argument in In re Cipro Cases I & II

    Thoughts on the oral argument in In re Cipro Cases I & II
    On Tuesday, March 3, 2015, I attended the oral argument in In re Cipro Cases I & II, No. S198616. (See this post for more on the case.) The argument was extremely interesting, and very well handled by both sides....
  • Mar 3

    Oral argument preview: In re Cipro Cases I & II

    Oral argument preview: In re Cipro Cases I & II
    This morning at 9:00 a.m. in San Francisco, the Court will hear oral argument in In re Cipro Cases I & II, No. S198616. This case involves some interesting questions of antitrust law as well as a sleeper UCL issue....
Rank this Week: 523

Federal Securities Law Blog

Federal Securities Law Blog

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

http://www.fedseclaw.com/
  • Mar 25

    FINRA adopts rule to permit sharing of transaction based compensation to unregistered person

    FINRA adopts rule to permit sharing of transaction based compensation to unregistered person
    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s FINRA Rule 2040, which will permit the payment of compensation, fees, concessions, discounts, commissions or other allowances to…
  • Mar 19

    FCPA officials point to dollars-and-cents benefits to self-disclosure and cooperation

    FCPA officials point to dollars-and-cents benefits to self-disclosure and cooperation
    High ranking officials in the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said on March 12 that companies that fail to self-report overseas bribes will face tougher Foreign Criminal Practices Act (FCPA)…
  • Feb 9

    Once again, House takes up bill governing M&A broker

    Once again, House takes up bill governing M&A broker
    HR 686, The Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales & Brokerage Simplification Act, was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Feb. 3, 2015. This bill is identical to HR 2274, which was passed unanimously in the U.S. House…
Rank this Week: 547

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Aug 8

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance

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

    Massad Says CFTC Hampered by Budget Constraint

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

    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”

    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”
    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”CFTC Commissioner Scott O’Malia issued a stern warning to financial regulators in the United States and abroad that market fragmentation could have grave consequences on the…
Rank this Week: 543

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Focuses on complliance, corporate governance, disclosure, mergers and tax issues. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.corporatesecuritieslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 595

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/
  • Nov 10

    Estate Planning for Out-of-State Property

    Estate Planning for Out-of-State Property
    If you live in Florida and own property in another state an ancillary administration will be necessary upon the death of the owner(s) of that property. This special probate administration will be in addition to the administration you have…
  • Oct 29

    Revocable Trusts and Asset Protection

    Revocable Trusts and Asset Protection
    Many times we get questions from clients asking if their revocable trust provides asset protection from creditors. The answer to this is the typical legal answer "It Depends". That is it depends on who owes the money. In Florida a…
  • Oct 28

    Florida Probate Intake form

    Florida Probate Intake form
    Many of our clients have asked us to put our Florida Probate Intake form online so that they can easily download it. You can download the Florida Probate Intake form with the following link: Probate Intake Form.pdf
Rank this Week: 613

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Mar 29

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 3: What Counts as a Well?

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 3: What Counts as a Well?
    Short-payment of royalties Today we come to number three in Blawgletter's seven-part series on The Hottest Oil & Gas Claims for 2015, a paper that we presented at the 66th Annual Oil & Gas Conference in Houston. The third topic...
  • Mar 25

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 2: New Drilling Technology

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 2: New Drilling Technology
    Breach of covenant to administer lease -- must the operator use the latest drilling and completion technology? Today Blawgletter continues our seven-part series from the 66th Annual Oil & Gas Law Conference in Houston with part 2. We turn…
  • Mar 24

    Flimsy Opinions and Securities Fraud

    Flimsy Opinions and Securities Fraud
    False opinions Giving a knowingly false opinion about a public company can expose the company and its insiders to liability for securities fraud under federal law. But what about an opinion that they truly believe but for which they have...
Rank this Week: 652

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Mar 23

    How Does Weekend Jail Time Work in Virginia?

    How Does Weekend Jail Time Work in Virginia?
    Weekend jail time is a program that is administered by each jail depending upon its own rules and policies, so this is an issue that you definitely need to have a local defense lawyer on your side for.  I’m very familiar with the…
  • Mar 19

    Andrew is Drunk….According to the Preliminary Breath Test

    Andrew is Drunk….According to the Preliminary Breath Test
    Here is why you should refuse all roadside tests in Virginia. If you have been charged with DUI/DWI contact me today so I can see how I can help you. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us…
  • Mar 13

    Does Walking Away Count as Eluding?

    Does Walking Away Count as Eluding?
    The idea behind that statute is for people who may pull their vehicle over and then run on foot. They need a way to try to catch those people and charge them with something. But there are other ways that you could be eluding the police too.…
Rank this Week: 648

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

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

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 696

North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

Reports on judicial decisions of significance to business and shareholders. By Mack Sperling of Brooks Pierce LLP.

http://www.ncbusinesslitigationreport.com/
  • Mar 27

    Dead Partner And Disqualification

    Dead Partner And Disqualification
    The Business Court on Wednesday disqualified  a law firm from representing its longtime corporate client in a lawsuit against the corporation's former CEO and Chairman of its Board of Directors. The basis for the ruling in Kingsdown Inc.…
  • Mar 23

    If You Are Proceeding Pro Se In The Business Court It Is Best Not To Be Defiant

    If You Are Proceeding Pro Se In The Business Court It Is Best Not To Be Defiant
    It's probably never a good idea to proceed without a lawyer in any Court, but if you are a non-lawyer and insist on proceeding pro se in the Business Court, don't be defiant and obnoxious.  You will not like the result. Two of the…
  • Mar 5

    There Is A Difference Between "Inducing" Something and "Causing" Something

    There Is A Difference Between "Inducing" Something and "Causing" Something
    If you asked me to list my favorite torts, tortious interference with prospective economic advantage would be near the bottom of the list. But that tort was front and center in Judge McGuire's Opinion in KRG New Hill Place, LLC v. Springs…
Rank this Week: 680

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 673

Reading Tea Leaves

Reading Tea Leaves

Covers business and legal news. By Randy Wilson.

http://rlwilsonconsulting.wordpress.com
  • Jun 4

    Reading Tea Leaves Becomes “Lawyers Get Social”

    Reading Tea Leaves Becomes “Lawyers Get Social”
    I will no longer be updating Reading Tea Leaves and soon there will be a re-direct to “LawyersGetSocial”. The purpose of the change is to reflect the change in the emphasis of what I am blogging about and also to further brand “DSD Law…
  • Jun 4

    Reading Tea Leaves Becomes “Lawyers Get Social”

    Reading Tea Leaves Becomes “Lawyers Get Social”
    I will no longer be updating Reading Tea Leaves and soon there will be a re-direct to “LawyersGetSocial”. The purpose of the change is to reflect the change in the emphasis of what I am blogging about and also to further brand…
  • Jun 2

    Google Buzz Settlement Finally Final Final

    Google Buzz Settlement Finally Final Final
    This has been dragging out far longer than the time Buzz got itself in trouble long enough to be the target of class action privacy violation lawsuits.  At long last various privacy advocacy groups will receive funds along with more than $2…
Rank this Week: 689