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DealBook

DealBook

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

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
Rank this Week: 9

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 11

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Sep 29

    Novel But a Long Time Coming: The Bundeskartellamt Takes on Facebook

    Novel But a Long Time Coming: The Bundeskartellamt Takes on Facebook
    Robert McLeod, MLex offers a Novel But a Long Time Coming: The Bundeskartellamt Takes on Facebook. ABSTRACT: With German antitrust chief Andreas Mundt taking on Facebook in a case that many describe as unprecedented in its attempt to tie a...
  • Sep 29

    All Eyes on Antitrust Enforcement in China's Pharmaceutical Industry

    All Eyes on Antitrust Enforcement in China's Pharmaceutical Industry
    Adrian Emch, Hogan has written on All Eyes on Antitrust Enforcement in China's Pharmaceutical Industry. ABSTRACT: A wide range of recent antitrust enforcement actions in the pharmaceutical sector have taken place in China over the past…
  • Sep 29

    Regulation in Developing Countries: Growing Pains of the Indian Merger Review Regime

    Regulation in Developing Countries: Growing Pains of the Indian Merger Review Regime
    Archana G. Gulati, Government of India - Department of Telecommunications describes Regulation in Developing Countries: Growing Pains of the Indian Merger Review Regime. ABSTRACT: Given the lack of information and institutional weaknesses…
Rank this Week: 29

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 28

    7 Grounds for Objecting During Voir Dire

    7 Grounds for Objecting During Voir Dire
    Once the jury panel has been sworn, prospective jurors are selected at random, seated in the jury box, and questioned. Counsel may conduct a “liberal and probing examination” that’s calculated to discover juror bias or…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 95

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: 86

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 29

    The Road Les Traveled III (California) NV

    The Road Les Traveled III (California) NV
    This non-vintage red wine from Behrens Family Winery is a blend of 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Tempranillo, 4% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Grenache. Despite the substantial... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Sep 29

    The Economist's Schumpeter column comments on Bainbridge & Henderson on Limited Liability

    The Economist's Schumpeter column comments on Bainbridge & Henderson on Limited Liability
    This week's Economist includes a very nice mention of Todd Henderson and my new book Limited Liability: A Legal and Economic Analysis : Critics of corporate “excesses” have developed an even more... [[ This is a content summary…
  • Sep 28

    Dell and the myth of "intrinsic value"

    Dell and the myth of "intrinsic value"
    I've been thinking so moe about the May 31 Delaware Chancery decision in the Dell appraisal proceeding. As Paul Weiss summarizes the case: Vice Chancellor Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 107

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/
  • Sep 29

    A Set-top Box Set-Back and an Opportunity for Good Government

    A Set-top Box Set-Back and an Opportunity for Good Government
    There must have been a great gnashing of teeth in Chairman Wheeler’s office this morning as the FCC announced that it was pulling the Chairman’s latest modifications to the set-top box proposal from its voting agenda. This is…
  • Sep 28

    The DOJ-FTC IP Guidelines: Suggestions for Promoting Innovation

    The DOJ-FTC IP Guidelines: Suggestions for Promoting Innovation
    This week, the International Center for Law & Economics filed comments  on the proposed revision to the joint U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust-IP Licensing Guidelines. Overall,…
  • Sep 28

    Patents as a Key to Commercialization: Guidance for Patent-Antitrust Analysi

    Patents as a Key to Commercialization: Guidance for Patent-Antitrust Analysi
    Public comments on the proposed revision to the joint U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust-IP Licensing Guidelines have, not surprisingly, focused primarily on fine points of antitrust…
Rank this Week: 172

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: 152

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: 192

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 29

    Call for Papers-The Anti-Corruption Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Lawyers Law (ASIL)

    Call for Papers-The Anti-Corruption Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Lawyers Law (ASIL)
    Proposal Due October 7, 2016 The Anti-Corruption Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Lawyers Law (ASIL) Invites you to Attend and/or Submit a Proposal for its Winter Conference in Miami Controlling Corruption:…
  • Sep 28

    In Support of Self-Interested Voting: A Reply to RUPA § 404(e) Confusion

    In Support of Self-Interested Voting: A Reply to RUPA § 404(e) Confusion
    On Monday, Doug Moll posted a great question about RUPA 404(e), which also got some great comments. I started to write a reply comment, but it got so long, I though it worked better as a separate post. Doug asks...
  • Sep 27

    Connecting with Millennials: Politics and Teaching

    Connecting with Millennials: Politics and Teaching
    As law professor, most of my students are Millennials. What does that mean? Well, Neil Howe and William Strauss, in their book Generations: The History of America's Future, 1584 to 2069, published in 1991, defined Millennials as those born…
Rank this Week: 228

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

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

    Post Debate Campaign Contributions and the SEC

    Post Debate Campaign Contributions and the SEC
    With the first of the presidential debates over, I thought it would be a good time to refresh myself on the SEC’s limits on political campaign donations by investment advisers. SEC Rule 206(4)-5 was put in place to limit…
  • Sep 27

    Personal Benefit in Insider Trading

    Personal Benefit in Insider Trading
    While Mr. Cooperman was accused of making millions on insider trading. Sheren Tsai made $23,914.41 on her illegal trades. The relatively small amount of the gains caught my eye in the press release, but a particular line in the pleadings made…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 202

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Mar 16

    Secondary Sales and An Investor Covenant You Don’t Want To Mi

    Secondary Sales and An Investor Covenant You Don’t Want To Mi
    Dear Readers: This is a post I co-wrote with Joe Wallin, who has published the almost identical post here. If you are investing in early stage companies, there are certain deal terms you want. Most you probably know already: if...
  • Mar 11

    A Gift from Congress to Angel

    A Gift from Congress to Angel
    The picture here was taken by Joe Wallin, who was on a panel with me, Gary Kocher of K&L Gates, Tom Alberg of Madrona Ventures, and Dan Rosen of the Alliance of Angels, talking to the Angel Capital Association's NW...
  • Mar 3

    Looking for Mr. 506(c)

    Looking for Mr. 506(c)
    "On a relative basis, issuances claiming the new Rule 506(c) exemption have accounted for only 2.1% of the reported capital raised pursuant to Rule 506 since becoming effective in September 2014." So reads a key finding of a report,…
Rank this Week: 239

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 29

    More and More Frisbee Photo

    More and More Frisbee Photo
    Summer has given way fall, and that means that it is time for another round of readers’ Frisbee photos, this time including a harvest of great pictures taken overseas. Readers will recall that in connection with The D&O…
  • Sep 29

    Guest Post: ERISA-Regulated Benefit Plans Not “Affiliates” for Securities Class Settlement Purpose

    Guest Post: ERISA-Regulated Benefit Plans Not “Affiliates” for Securities Class Settlement Purpose
    In the settlement documents prepared in connection with securities class action settlements, the documents typically specify that certain groups are excluded from the settlement class. Among the groups typically excluded are…
  • Sep 28

    Six Things to Know Now About the SEC Whistleblower Program

    Six Things to Know Now About the SEC Whistleblower Program
    One of the signature features of the Dodd-Frank Act was its creation of an SEC Whistleblower program. Under the program, the SEC can award whistleblowers a bounty of between ten percent and thirty percent of any recoveries the SEC makes in…
Rank this Week: 417

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    Right of publicity/passing off blast from the past

    Right of publicity/passing off blast from the past
    From The Spirit of the Times, May 21, 1845"Gen. Tom Thumb's father brought suit in Paris, against the manager of a theatre, who announced a play called Tom Pouce, (Thumb,) while the General was exhibiting himself at another place. The…
  • Sep 29

    when are state law unfair competition claims preempted?

    when are state law unfair competition claims preempted?
    Duer v. Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, Inc., 2015 WL 11256568, No. 14-CV-01589 (N.D. Ga. Jul. 8, 2015)Very broad preemption finding makes me blog this older case that popped out of Westlaw.  Duer makes medicine dosage adherence…
  • Sep 29

    Parody product fails to squeak through the cracks in dilution/infringement claim

    Parody product fails to squeak through the cracks in dilution/infringement claim
    VIP Products, LLC v. Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc., No. 14-cv-02057 (D. Az. Sept. 27, 2016)The court denied VIP’s motion for summary judgment on its declaratory judgment action against JDPI, and also kicked out a number of…
Rank this Week: 510

Kirk Sanders Law Blog

Kirk Sanders Law Blog

Covers North Carolina business and personal injury issues.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blogs/kirksanderslaw
  • Sep 29

    Construction Trial Victory for Builder

    Construction Trial Victory for Builder
    Tags: construction litigation north carolinaSeptember 2016: After a week and a half trial in Dobson, Surry County, the jury came back with a unanimous verdict in favor of the contractor. The contractor, who was represented by Kirk…
  • Jun 14

    How to Remove a trustee in NC?

    How to Remove a trustee in NC?
    Tags: how to remove a trustee in NCThe link below is an article which touches on how to remove a trustee for failure to perform duties. http://willcaveat.com/removing-trustee-north-carolina/
  • Jun 14

    Northern Beltway Inverse Condemnation Victory

    Northern Beltway Inverse Condemnation Victory
    Tags: Northern Beltway Winston-SalemMap Act AttorneyKirby v. NCDOThttp://hendricklawfirm.com/kirby-v-ncdot-supreme-court-opinion/ The above link includes the North Carolina Supreme Court's 15 page opinion that ruled that the NCDOT took…
Rank this Week: 428

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Sep 29

    The Wells Fargo Clawback: Innovative – & Wave of the Future?

    The Wells Fargo Clawback: Innovative – & Wave of the Future?
    As noted in this NY Times article, MarketWatch article and Reuters article, CEO John Stumpf and the (now former) head of community banking for Wells Fargo have agreed to forfeit unvested equity awards to the tune of $41 million and $19…
  • Sep 28

    ISS FAQ: You May Need to Review Grandfathered Employment & Other Agreement

    ISS FAQ: You May Need to Review Grandfathered Employment & Other Agreement
    Here’s a blog that Mike Melbinger recently wrote on CompensationStandards.com: It’s September, welcome back to “school”. As we all begin to prepare for setting 2017 compensation and the 2017 proxy season, among the…
  • Sep 27

    Cybersecurity Disclosures: Not Happening Much in SEC Filing

    Cybersecurity Disclosures: Not Happening Much in SEC Filing
    Here’s an excerpt from this “D&O Diary Blog” about how few companies are disclosing cybersecurity & data breach incidents in their SEC filings (which could be a concern for investors – and for D&O…
Rank this Week: 376

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 29

    D&O Loans: California Section 315 Versus Sarbanes-Oxley Section 402

    D&O Loans: California Section 315 Versus Sarbanes-Oxley Section 402
    Although both Section 315 of the California Corporations Code and Section 402 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act purport to ban loans to directors and officers, there are significant differences between these statutes.  Below is a precis of some…
  • Sep 28

    California’s D&O Loan Ban And Advancement Of Expense

    California’s D&O Loan Ban And Advancement Of Expense
    Yesterday’s post outlined the general scope of the ban on loans to directors and officers found in Section 315 of the California Corporations Code.  Because Section 315 doesn’t define “loan”, it may not always be…
  • Sep 27

    California’s Ban On Loans To Directors And Officer

    California’s Ban On Loans To Directors And Officer
    California banned loans to directors and officers decades before Congress thought of doing so as part of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.  Current Corporations Code Section 315 prohibits corporations (defined in Section 162)…
Rank this Week: 355

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: 446

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: 357

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: 507

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: 383

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: 426

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/
  • Sep 21

    Interlocutory Appeal on Spoliation Issues Denied

    Interlocutory Appeal on Spoliation Issues Denied
    A short ruling today by the Delaware Court of Chancery contains excellent quotes on two procedural topics, with which proficiency may not be needed every day–but this decision still deserves a place in the toolbox of those who labor in…
  • Sep 21

    $542,000 Awarded Based on Injunction Improvidently Granted

    $542,000 Awarded Based on Injunction Improvidently Granted
    Justin M. Forcier, an associate in the Delaware office of Eckert Seamans, prepared this overview. The Delaware Court of Chancery recently granted a motion to dismiss based on an application of the business judgment rule, and a motion to…
  • Sep 21

    Former CEO Entitled to Advancement and Fees on Fees under the Delaware LLC Act.

    Former CEO Entitled to Advancement and Fees on Fees under the Delaware LLC Act.
    Justin M. Forcier, an associate in the Delaware office of Eckert Seamans, prepared this overview. The Court of Chancery recently granted advancement of fees in Harrison v. Quivus Sys., Inc., C.A. No. 12084-VCMR (Del. Ch. Aug. 5, 2016)…
Rank this Week: 367

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Sep 15

    Oral argument set in UCL/CLRA arbitration case: McGill v. Citibank

    Oral argument set in UCL/CLRA arbitration case: McGill v. Citibank
    On October 6, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. in San Francisco, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in McGill v. Citibank, No. S224086. This case presents the question of whether the Federal Arbitration Act, as construed in Concepcion, preempts…
  • Sep 14

    "Ninth Circuit Uneasy About a Higher Bar for 'Ascertainability'"

    "Ninth Circuit Uneasy About a Higher Bar for 'Ascertainability'"
    Yesterday, the Recorder had an article (subscription) about Monday's oral argument in In re ConAgra Foods, a false advertising case alleging that the defendant mislabeled its Wesson Oil products as "100% Natural." The district court…
  • Sep 8

    Recent opinion addresses class notice in CLRA settlements: Choi v. Mario Bodescu Skin Care, Inc.

    Recent opinion addresses class notice in CLRA settlements: Choi v. Mario Bodescu Skin Care, Inc.
    In the published portion of Choi v. Mario Bodescu Skin Care, Inc., 248 Cal.App.4th 292 (Jun. 21, 2016), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Three) affirmed final approval of a class action settlement involving UCL, CLRA…
Rank this Week: 457

The Startup Lawyer

The Startup Lawyer

Covers entrepreneurship and startup companies. By Ryan Roberts.

http://startuplawyer.com/
  • May 18

    Accelerator Investments Should Be Convertible Equity

    Accelerator Investments Should Be Convertible Equity
    I previously wrote that accelerator documents should be easy.  At the time, I thought accelerator documents should be easy primarily because of the potential adverse selection problem for the accelerator.  In other words, the more…
  • May 16

    Tech Wildcatters Pitch Day May 2016

    Tech Wildcatters Pitch Day May 2016
    Tech Wildcatters, the original Dallas accelerator, is hosting their first pitch day of 2016 on May 26th at the House of Blues in Dallas. Here’s the streamlined agenda: 12:45pm — Accredited Investor Preview 1:30pm —…
  • May 5

    Right of First Refusal in Company Bylaw

    Right of First Refusal in Company Bylaw
    A Right of First Refusal provision provides a startup with the right to step in place of a prospective 3rd party purchaser when a current stockholder desires to sell their stock. That is, the startup has the right to purchase and redeem any…
Rank this Week: 369

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: 337

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: 494

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: 841

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/
  • Sep 29

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (September 29, 2016)

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (September 29, 2016)
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 336 Choice of Forum Agreements Under the Brussels I Recast and Under the Hague Convention: Coherences and Clashes Matthias Weller EBS Universität…
  • Sep 29

    Anti-SLAPP Motion Granted when Filing Suit in Spite of Contractual Promise Not to Do So

    Anti-SLAPP Motion Granted when Filing Suit in Spite of Contractual Promise Not to Do So
    In 2012, Mr. Flores decided to go skydiving in California. He contracted with Skydive Monterey Bay Inc. (“Skydive”) to do so. Unfortunately, his parachute deployed prematurely, rendering him unconscious during the jump that in turn…
  • Sep 28

    Remember, Fraudulent Inducement Requires Particularity

    Remember, Fraudulent Inducement Requires Particularity
    A recent case out of the District of Utah, HealthBanc International v. Synergy Worldwide, Case No. 2:16-cv-00135-JNP-PMW, reminds us all of this rule. Well, it definitely reminded the parties and now I'm blogging about it and reminding all of…
Rank this Week: 581

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 29

    Immigration Form I-9 Reminder

    Immigration Form I-9 Reminder
    Employers take note of this immigration Form I-9 reminder. There have been recent updates regarding your requirements. On Aug. The post Immigration Form I-9 Reminder appeared first on boyerlawfirmblog.com.
  • Sep 27

    Types of Discovery in Civil Litigation Case

    Types of Discovery in Civil Litigation Case
    If a civil case cannot be prevented at the outset, it may end up going to trial. This means one party files a complaint with a court of proper jurisdiction. After the complaint is filed, the other party then has the opportunity to file,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 923

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 29

    Preparing for the 2017 US Proxy and Annual Reporting Season

    Preparing for the 2017 US Proxy and Annual Reporting Season
    With autumn just beginning, the proxy and annual reporting season may seem a long way off. However, in light of the amount of work and planning that goes into the proxy statement, annual report and annual meeting of shareholders, this is the…
  • Sep 29

    90 Cents of Every “Pay-for-Performance” Dollar are Paid for Luck

    90 Cents of Every “Pay-for-Performance” Dollar are Paid for Luck
    It is well-known that CEOs are sometimes rewarded for luck. The classic example is that of oil company CEOs whose compensations increase with the price of oil (Bertrand and Mullainathan 2001). This has been show to hold for other factors that…
  • Sep 28

    21st Century Markets Need 21st Century Regulation

    21st Century Markets Need 21st Century Regulation
    Today [September 21, 2016], I want to talk about the ongoing transformation of the world’s trading markets from analog to digital, from human to algorithmic trading and from stand-alone centers to seamless trading webs. I will describe…
Rank this Week: 896

Pleasanton Business & Commercial…

Pleasanton Business & Commercial Law Blog

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

http://www.jgschwartzlawblog.com/
  • Sep 28

    California Lawsuit Claims Fraud, Negligence Against Business for Alleged Pricing Scheme

    California Lawsuit Claims Fraud, Negligence Against Business for Alleged Pricing Scheme
    Businesses that sell goods and services to the general public must take care regarding how they advertise their products and themselves in order to avoid possible claims under state and federal consumer laws prohibiting false or misleading…
  • Sep 15

    “Independent Contractors” Versus “Employees” Under California Labor Law

    “Independent Contractors” Versus “Employees” Under California Labor Law
    The precise nature of the legal relationships between an employer and the people who work for it depends on whether those workers are employees or independent contractors. Employees are often entitled to a broad range of legal protections…
  • Aug 31

    Corporate Directors, Officers in California Owe a Duty of Loyalty to Shareholder

    Corporate Directors, Officers in California Owe a Duty of Loyalty to Shareholder
    California law gives the directors and officers of a corporation principal authority over the corporation’s ordinary affairs. It also identifies certain fiduciary duties that the directors and officers owe to the shareholders and to the…
Rank this Week: 681

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 28

    Insufficient Experience Information Sinks Offeror’s Proposal

    Insufficient Experience Information Sinks Offeror’s Proposal
    An offeror’s failure to provide the type of past performance information mandated by a solicitation led to the offeror’s elimination from consideration for a  major GSA contract. A recent GAO bid protest decision highlights…
  • Sep 27

    GAO’s Task Order Protest Jurisdiction Ends September 30, 2016

    GAO’s Task Order Protest Jurisdiction Ends September 30, 2016
    After September 30, 2016, unsuccessful offerors will lose the ability to challenge some task order awards issued by civilian agencies. With the House of Representatives and Senate at odds over the extent to which task orders should be…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 727

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Sep 28

    GC Becomes CEO at American Apparel

    GC Becomes CEO at American Apparel
    In recent years, the clothing retailer American Apparel has struggled through a bankruptcy, the ouster of its founder and ex-CEO Dov Charney and controversies surrounding its ad campaigns and work environment. Maybe all it needs is that…
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 891

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 27

    Alberta Court orders Shareholders’ Vote of Non-Arranging Corporation in a Plan of Arrangement

    Alberta Court orders Shareholders’ Vote of Non-Arranging Corporation in a Plan of Arrangement
    On September 14, 2016, Mr. Justice Macleod of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta gave oral reasons for judgment in Re Marquee Energy Ltd. and The Alberta Oilsands Inc. (unreported, Action No. 1601-11071, Judicial Centre of…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 549

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
  • Sep 27

    Pleading Tortious Interference With Prospective Business Relations Claim

    Pleading Tortious Interference With Prospective Business Relations Claim
    The Delaware Court of Chancery's recent decision in Chapter 7 Trustee Constantino Flores v. Strauss Water, C.A. No. 11141-VCS (Del. Ch. Sept. 22), covers many familiar aspects of Delaware law, such as the importance of contracts…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 805

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: 849

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: 763

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: 582

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Sep 26

    6 Tips for Reducing Your Headaches Over FMLA Intermittent Leave Abuse

    6 Tips for Reducing Your Headaches Over FMLA Intermittent Leave Abuse
    This scenario will sound familiar. An employee was certified for 12-weeks of Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) leave to be used intermittently over the course of a year. The purpose of the FML leave was to allow her to recover…
  • Sep 22

    Surprise! Your Communications Aren't Privileged After All

    Surprise! Your Communications Aren't Privileged After All
    Discovery Is Expensive Some estimates place the annual cost of the discovery phase in litigation at more than $42 billion a year. Many large companies report annual discovery costs of over $2 million. A large portion of such discovery costs…
  • Sep 19

    Is Congress Inadvertently Putting Companies Out of Business? The Effect of the TCPA on Unwitting Marketing Effort

    Is Congress Inadvertently Putting Companies Out of Business? The Effect of the TCPA on Unwitting Marketing Effort
    A well-meaning Act of Congress designed to protect consumers, through nuisance damages, has become a nuclear bomb that can put entire businesses at jeopardy. That statute, known as the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), has cost large…
Rank this Week: 936

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

Covers business law for entrepreneurs, emerging companies and the investment management industry. By Alexander J. Davie.

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 641

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: 666

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Covers business and franchise law.

http://www.spadealaw.com/blog
  • Sep 13

    What Are Common Area Maintenance Charges In A Commercial Lease?

    What Are Common Area Maintenance Charges In A Commercial Lease?
    Most commercial retail leases are triple net leases. The “triple” stands for (i) taxes (ii) insurance and (iii) maintenance. Taxes: This is pretty straightforward, as the landlord will simply pass on to the tenant the real…
  • Aug 11

    What is a Master Franchise and Sub-Franchise and How Are They Different Than An Area Development?

    What is a Master Franchise and Sub-Franchise and How Are They Different Than An Area Development?
    Like most business disciplines, franchising has its own jargon or vocabulary. The terms "master franchise" or "sub-franchise" and "area developer" have specific technical definitions, but are often used improperly. This article will help to…
  • Jul 22

    Philadelphia Franchise Association June Lunch & Learn

    Philadelphia Franchise Association June Lunch & Learn
    The Philadelphia Franchise Association had a Lunch & Learn at Maggiano's Little Italy on June 8th. Attendees discussed the latest industry news and trends. The event was moderated by our very own Tom Spadea and featured 3 guest…
Rank this Week: 807

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: 1047

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

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

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 546