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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/
  • Aug 29

    Ansys Inc. Names Chief Executive

    Ansys Inc. Names Chief Executive
    Ajei S. Gopal, who has been on the board of Ansys for more than five years, will assume the lead role in January, succeeding James E. Cashman.
  • Aug 29

    Mondelez Abandons Plans to Combine With Hershey

    Mondelez Abandons Plans to Combine With Hershey
    The news dashed hopes for what could have been one of the biggest deals this year, combining the maker of Hershey’s Kisses with the owner of Oreo.
  • Aug 29

    Mylan to Offer a Generic EpiPen at Half the Price

    Mylan to Offer a Generic EpiPen at Half the Price
    The drug maker said that the generic version, identical to the name-brand treatment for allergic reactions, would be available in several weeks.
Rank this Week: 4

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

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

    Multisided markets and the challenge of incorporating multisided considerations into competition law analysi

    Multisided markets and the challenge of incorporating multisided considerations into competition law analysi
    Gonenç Gurkaynak, Oznur İnanılır, Sinan Diniz and Ayse Gizem Yasar (all ELIG Law) explore Multisided markets and the challenge of incorporating multisided considerations into competition law analysis. ABSTRACT: Since the seminal paper of…
  • Aug 29

    On Prices' Cyclical Behaviour in Oligopolistic Market

    On Prices' Cyclical Behaviour in Oligopolistic Market
    L. Lambertini and L. Marattin have a paper on On Prices' Cyclical Behaviour in Oligopolistic Markets. ABSTRACT: We revisit the discussion about the relationship between price’s cyclical features, implicit collusion and the demand level in…
  • Aug 29

    Competition in Retail Electricity Markets: An Assessment of Ten Year Dutch Experience

    Competition in Retail Electricity Markets: An Assessment of Ten Year Dutch Experience
    Machiel Mulder, University of Groningen - Faculty of Economics and Business and Bert Willems, Tilburg University - Department of Economics - CentER & TILEC offer Competition in Retail Electricity Markets: An Assessment of Ten Year Dutch…
Rank this Week: 22

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
  • Aug 29

    Advance Notice Bylaws in Light of Corvex/Williams: Displacing the Placeholder Nomination

    Advance Notice Bylaws in Light of Corvex/Williams: Displacing the Placeholder Nomination
    Advance notice bylaws are a near universal feature of the organizational documents of public companies. In their simplest form, they set a deadline, usually between 60 and 120 days before an upcoming stockholder meeting, by which a…
  • Aug 29

    We Have a Consensus on Fraud on the Market—And It’s Wrong

    We Have a Consensus on Fraud on the Market—And It’s Wrong
    Fraud on the market litigation has faced existential challenges in recent years, fueled by a broad academic policy consensus that it “just doesn’t work.” This consensus has, in large part, focused on two theoretical…
  • Aug 29

    Blockholders: a Survey of Theory and Evidence

    Blockholders: a Survey of Theory and Evidence
    Our new paper, Blockholders: a Survey of Theory and Evidence, surveys the role of large shareholders in corporate governance. We start by analyzing the underlying property rights of public corporations and blockholders. How are public…
Rank this Week: 45

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 59

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: 72

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Aug 26

    Contracting out of Fiduciary Duties: The Case of Corporate Opportunitie

    Contracting out of Fiduciary Duties: The Case of Corporate Opportunitie
    There's a very important new paper out by Rauterberg and Talley, which reports: For centuries, the duty of loyalty has been the hallowed centerpiece of fiduciary obligation, widely considered one of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Aug 26

    Sec Reg News: Conflict Mineral Disclosure is Costly and Ineffective

    Sec Reg News: Conflict Mineral Disclosure is Costly and Ineffective
    Buried in the gargantuan mess that was the Dodd-Frank act was a requirement which, as the SEC explains: ... directs the Commission to issue rules requiring certain companies to disclose their use of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Aug 24

    Corporate law is public interest law

    Corporate law is public interest law
    There's been a lot of griping at Harvard Law School recently about political correctness, multiculturalism, and the usual left-liberal causes. Now Harvard Magazine notes that some are trying to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 92

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/
  • Aug 23

    Wharton Financial Regulation Spring Conference Call For Paper

    Wharton Financial Regulation Spring Conference Call For Paper
    I'm putting together a conference with Peter Conti-Brown on the above subject in the spring of 2017, and we thought...
  • Aug 23

    AALS BA: CFP deadline tomorrow!

    AALS BA: CFP deadline tomorrow!
    Call for Papers – Joint Program with the AALS Section on Business Associations and the AALS Section on Comparative Law...
  • Aug 20

    Alabama Hiring, In, Inter Alia, Business Law

    Alabama Hiring, In, Inter Alia, Business Law
    THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA SCHOOL OF LAW seeks to fill entry-level/junior-lateral tenure-track positions for the 2017-2018 academic year. Candidates must...
Rank this Week: 105

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
  • Aug 24

    Most Helpful TTB Website Page

    Most Helpful TTB Website Page
    TTB’s website at www.ttb.gov can be pretty helpful. Here are a few of the pages we check most often. TTB Newsletter. This comes out about once a week and can be very useful. For example, the August 19, 2016 edition provided background…
  • Aug 10

    VABC Allows “Self-Distribution” for Virginia Distiller

    VABC Allows “Self-Distribution” for Virginia Distiller
    The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (VABC) will now allow Virginia Distilleries to “self-distribute.” Previously, restaurants were required to purchase all spirits through their assigned VABC Store. Now,…
  • Jul 18

    Johnny Love Vodka Wins “Sexy Lips” Trademark Appeal Against Jim Beam

    Johnny Love Vodka Wins “Sexy Lips” Trademark Appeal Against Jim Beam
    Johnny Love Beverage Company LLC (“JL”) and Jim Beam Brands Co. (“Beam”) are fighting over the right to use “sexy lips” imagery on flavored vodkas. JL’s logo (the subject of U.S. trademark…
Rank this Week: 168

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    Trader Joe's can go after Canadian reseller in US because harm to goodwill is so easy to allege

    Trader Joe's can go after Canadian reseller in US because harm to goodwill is so easy to allege
    Trader Joe’s Co. v. Hallatt, No. 14-35035, 2016 WL 4488009, -- F.3d – (9th Cir. Aug. 26, 2016)Hallatt buys Trader Joe’s-branded goods in Washington state, transports them to Canada, and resells them there in Pirate…
  • Aug 29

    laches period won't run before false advertising claimant suffers harm

    laches period won't run before false advertising claimant suffers harm
    Star-Brite Distributing, Inc. v. Gold Eagle Co., 2016 WL 4470093, No. 14-61841-CIV (S.D. Fla. Jan. 25, 2016)The parties compete in the market for marine fuel additives.  Star-Brite argued that Gold Eagle’s false advertising…
  • Aug 25

    NY false advertising law lacks rigid false/misleading distinction

    NY false advertising law lacks rigid false/misleading distinction
    Classic Liquor Importers, Ltd. v. Spirits International B.V., --- F. Supp. 3d ----, 2016 WL 4419457, No. 15 Civ. 6503  (S.D.N.Y. 2016)Classic Liquor is a newcomer to the liquor business that recently launched a line of vodkas under the…
Rank this Week: 181

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Aug 29

    Supreme Court takes up appellate standing issue: Hernandez v. Restoration Hardware

    Supreme Court takes up appellate standing issue: Hernandez v. Restoration Hardware
    In June, the Supreme Court granted the petition for review in Hernandez v. Muller (Restoration Hardware), No. S233983. This is the statement of the issue on review: Must an unnamed class member intervene in the litigation in order to have...
  • Aug 26

    Recent opinion addressing UCL's extraterritorial reach: Aghaji v. Bank of America, N.A.

    Recent opinion addressing UCL's extraterritorial reach: Aghaji v. Bank of America, N.A.
    In Aghaji v. Bank of America, N.A., 247 Cal.App.4th 1110 (May 31, 2016), more than 200 plaintiffs from California and other states brought UCL and other claims against numerous lenders and loan servicers related to the handling of their…
  • Aug 25

    Recent UCL preemption decision: Roberts v. United Healthcare Services, Inc.

    Recent UCL preemption decision: Roberts v. United Healthcare Services, Inc.
    In Roberts v. United Healthcare Services, Inc., ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Aug. 4, 2016), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Two) held that UCL, FAL, and other claims brought on behalf of a putative class of members of a...
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/
  • Aug 29

    First time this has happened in 16+ years of law teaching . . . .

    First time this has happened in 16+ years of law teaching . . . .
    Imagine this: Professor walks into Business Associations class Monday morning at 8:00 am having prepared to cover 14 pages of reading when she assigned only three (intending, when creating the syllabus, as she later recalled, to use the time…
  • Aug 28

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Aug. 28, 2016)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Aug. 28, 2016)
    lowest-paid workers: "pay is rising..driven by..competition..minimum-wage increases & initiatives by cos" https://t.co/nlLWHiZWQb #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) August 23, 2016 "At th[is] time ..., there are no…
  • Aug 27

    Free Speech, Securities Regulation, and Exxon (plus a video about Business Associations)

    Free Speech, Securities Regulation, and Exxon (plus a video about Business Associations)
    I’ve been fascinated by the efforts of various state attorneys general to investigate Exxon for securities fraud on the ground that its climate change denial misleads investors about the risks of investing in the company. Exxon has filed a…
Rank this Week: 213

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: 207

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/
  • Aug 29

    “Trophy hunting” contracts – unenforceable for reasons of public policy

    “Trophy hunting” contracts – unenforceable for reasons of public policy
    Allow me to highlight my most recent article on the questionable ecosystem viability and contractual common law validity of so-called “trophy hunting” contracts. With these contracts, wealthy individuals in or from, often, the Global…
  • Aug 29

    If You Contract for a $2 Million Watch, You Probably Want the Original Dial

    If You Contract for a $2 Million Watch, You Probably Want the Original Dial
    A recent case out of the District of Arizona, Cavan v. Maron, No. CV-15-02586-PHX-PGR (behind paywall), concerns a deal for rare Patek Philippe watches. The plaintiff agreed to purchase two watches for almost $4 million, providing a down…
  • Aug 28

    Amazon’s Arbitration Clauses: A Hyperlink May Suffice

    Amazon’s Arbitration Clauses: A Hyperlink May Suffice
    The Second Circuit just ruled in a case involving Amazon that "reasonable minds could disagree on the reasonableness of the notice" of the arbitration agreement provided by Amazon. In 2013, the plaintiff, Dean Nicosia, bought diet…
Rank this Week: 234

Responsabilidad y Derecho

Responsabilidad y Derecho

Covers the development of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Colombia.

http://responsabilidadyderecho.blogspot.com/
  • May 10

    Sobre el "Registro de Contribuyentes Socialmente Responsables" de la AFIP... Y una pregunta para hacerse.

    Sobre el "Registro de Contribuyentes Socialmente Responsables" de la AFIP... Y una pregunta para hacerse.
    A finales del 2012, la Administración Federal de Ingresos Públicos de Argentina, mejor conocida como la AFIP *, expidió la resolución Nº 3424 de 2012 (vigente desde el 2 de enero 2013), mediante la cual se…
  • Mar 18

    La materia ambiental en la Constitución Política Colombiana

    La materia ambiental en la Constitución Política Colombiana
    El reconocimiento que el Constituyente de 1991 hizo del Medio Ambiente como elemento esencial para el desarrollo humano, al igual que el establecimiento de su defensa como objetivo de principio dentro de la forma organizativa del Estado…
  • Jan 17

    Buen Gobierno en las Relaciones Laborale

    Buen Gobierno en las Relaciones Laborale
    Entrevista al abogado y filósofo colombiano, Julio César Carrillo, especialista en Derecho Laboral y en Pedagogía de los Valores, en la que habla sobre la importancia de humanizar tanto la concepción como la…
Rank this Week: 224

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/
  • Aug 22

    Chancery Applies Discounted Cash Flow Analysis in Valuation Decision

    Chancery Applies Discounted Cash Flow Analysis in Valuation Decision
    Justin Forcier, an associate in the Delaware office of Eckert Seamans, prepared this overview. The Delaware Court of Chancery recently applied a discounted cash flow (“DCF”) analysis to value a privately-held company following a…
  • Aug 18

    Court of Chancery rejects claim under the Deceptive Trade Practices Act

    Court of Chancery rejects claim under the Deceptive Trade Practices Act
    Any newcomer to Delaware would note the proliferation of business names containing some variation on “Diamond State” or “Blue Rock” – and, as the Court of Chancery recently noted in its letter opinion in Diamond…
  • Aug 17

    Court of Chancery Awards Mootness Fees for Additional Disclosure

    Court of Chancery Awards Mootness Fees for Additional Disclosure
    Justin Forcier, an associate in the Delaware office of Eckert Seamans, prepared this overview. The decision in this matter should be of widespread interest to corporate litigators and is the latest in the evolution of disclosure-only…
Rank this Week: 274

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: 262

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Aug 29

    The Decline of Professional Courtesy

    The Decline of Professional Courtesy
    The post The Decline of Professional Courtesy. appeared first on The Lawyer Whisperer. The post The Decline of Professional Courtesy appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
  • Aug 28

    Growing in-house counsel salaries still falling short

    Growing in-house counsel salaries still falling short
    Many in-house counsel still feel the value of their work outweighs their pay packets, even though salaries are on the up. The post Growing in-house counsel salaries still falling short appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
  • Aug 26

    Law firms may bill for work of unpaid intern

    Law firms may bill for work of unpaid intern
    Was it not that long ago that many law departments were pushing back on paying for time billed by “green” first year associates working on their matters? Well, for some companies, charges may be on the way for work done by unpaid…
Rank this Week: 299

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/
  • Aug 29

    Transcript: “How to Apply Legal Project Management to Deals”

    Transcript: “How to Apply Legal Project Management to Deals”
    We have posted the transcript for our recent webcast: “How to Apply Legal Project Management to Deals.” – John Jenkin
  • Aug 25

    Disclosure-Only Settlements: Mootness Fee

    Disclosure-Only Settlements: Mootness Fee
    Here’s news from this alert from Cleary Gottlieb: As a result of courts’ continued disfavor of disclosure-only settlements, more defendants have decided to issue supplemental disclosures that would unilaterally moot any disclosure…
  • Aug 23

    September-October Issue: Deal Lawyers Print Newsletter

    September-October Issue: Deal Lawyers Print Newsletter
    This September-October issue of the Deal Lawyers print newsletter has been posted – & also sent to the printers – and includes articles on: – “This is the Business We’ve Chosen…” –…
Rank this Week: 283

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: 322

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: 311

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: 332

BizzBangBuzz

BizzBangBuzz

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

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

    The World is Being Flattened

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

    The MBA Oath

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

    Business Plan Basic

    Business Plan Basic
    What makes for a successful business plan? This post from Noah Parsons covers the essentials:"Executive summaries need to be short, direct, and provide an overview of the business opportunity ... A good plan will communicate what the business…
Rank this Week: 372

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

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

    BRT’s Updated Governance Principles: What’s Good for the Goose…

    BRT’s Updated Governance Principles: What’s Good for the Goose…
    The Business Roundtable recently updated its “Corporate Governance Principles” for the first time since 2012.  The updates focus on encouraging more shareholder engagement, boardroom diversity, and…
  • Aug 26

    Disclosure Effectiveness: Item 400 Series “Proposal”

    Disclosure Effectiveness: Item 400 Series “Proposal”
    Yesterday, as the latest in Corp Fin’s disclosure effectiveness project, the SEC posted an 8-page “request for comment” on the disclosure requirements in Subpart 400 of Regulation S-K. The scant press release named three…
  • Aug 25

    Hi. I’m the New Guy.

    Hi. I’m the New Guy.
    Hello everybody, I’m John Jenkins – the newest editor here at TheCorporateCounsel.net.  Some of you may have noticed me lurking around the “Q&A Forums” while Broc has been struggling valiantly…
Rank this Week: 375

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: 393

DBL Law Blog

DBL Law Blog

Covers business, construction, employment and real estate law in Ohio and Kentucky. By Dressman Benzinger LaVelle.

http://www.dbllaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 390

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/
  • Apr 19

    Coaches Beware! Lawsuits to Become New Norm?

    Coaches Beware! Lawsuits to Become New Norm?
    It was reported that Iowa State women’s basketball coach Bill Fennelly and ISU have been sued by former player Nikki Moody. Fennelly is known as a “passionate” and “demanding” coach. In other words, he…
  • Apr 7

    Important Reminder: Review Your Estate Plan

    Important Reminder: Review Your Estate Plan
    There is a really good article in the Des Moines Register today written by Frank Mokosak discussing how a periodic review of your estate plan will alert you to any necessary changes. It seems to come in waves in my legal practice but recently…
  • Mar 28

    Individual Liability for Employer Wage and Hour Violations? Be Careful in California

    Individual Liability for Employer Wage and Hour Violations? Be Careful in California
    I read an article this past weekend indicating that INDIVIDUALS in California may have liability for wage and hour violations of employers. A scary thought for employee managers indeed. “…Enterprising members of the…
Rank this Week: 396

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

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

    Join The Contingency

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

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!

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

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice
    Unpatentable subject matter A pair of Federal Circuit opinions last week rejected patents involving patent-ineligible subject matter. What does that include, you ask? As Blawgletter noted last year in "You Still Can't Patent Ideas":…
Rank this Week: 426

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Aug 29

    The SEC Wants To Know About Your Social Media

    The SEC Wants To Know About Your Social Media
    The Securities Exchange Commission published an update to Form ADV last week. I’m going to devote this week’s stories to some of the new requirements. Today, I’m looking at reporting of social media. Item 1.I of Part 1A…
  • Aug 26

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for August 26

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for August 26
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. Private Fund Advisers Must Pay Close Attention to Nuances under Pay-to-Play Restrictions in Light of Upcoming Elections Nationwide As the elections approach…
  • Aug 25

    When Is Fraud Just A Breach Of Contract?

    When Is Fraud Just A Breach Of Contract?
    If you are going to originate some shady mortgages, maybe you shouldn’t nickname the program the “hustle.” If you package up the mortgages and sell them as good mortgages, it would seem you are committing fraud. But maybe…
Rank this Week: 438

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/
  • Aug 10

    Stephen Fry and depression---a great read.

    Stephen Fry and depression---a great read.
    Here.  For those of us who have lived through depression, it's hard to explain to those who haven't.  Thanks to folks like Stephen Fry, the Bloggess, and Hyperbole and a Half, it's possible to get an inkling of this particular…
  • Jul 24

    Dear Hilton Corporation:

    Dear Hilton Corporation:
    Why is it, that at least one Doubletree, you have set the systems running the televisions (according to the repairperson I met yesterday) to change, at random times, from the channel that I want to watch to the Movie Promo channel, thereby…
  • Jul 24

    Last-minute advice for bar exam takers.

    Last-minute advice for bar exam takers.
    On one of our other blogs (here).
Rank this Week: 512

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: 452

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage…

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.massachusetts-alcoholic-beverage-licensing.com/
  • Jul 14

    Treasurer seeks overhaul of ‘unwieldy’ Mass. alcohol law

    Treasurer seeks overhaul of ‘unwieldy’ Mass. alcohol law
    // // The Boston Globe reports that Massachusetts Treasurer Deborah Goldberg, who oversees the state’s alcohol regulators, is set to launch a sweeping review of the state’s liquor laws and regulations, calling the current rules…
  • Jul 14

    Thousands petition to end Massachusetts happy-hour ban

    Thousands petition to end Massachusetts happy-hour ban
    As reported by the Boston Herald and Fox News, two young entrepreneurs are fighting to bring back happy hour. Former Boston-area students Sam Davidson and Brian Sachetta have launched a petition to overturn Massachusetts’…
  • Apr 28

    Dedham Selectmen Say No to Hooter

    Dedham Selectmen Say No to Hooter
    The Dedham Board of Selectmen have said no to a Hooters restaurant. The board voted unanimously to deny the controversial restaurant a liquor license transfer from Summer Shack, the establishment that previously operated at the proposed…
Rank this Week: 441

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: 447

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/
  • Aug 29

    Add Morgantown, West Virginia to the PILOT list

    Add Morgantown, West Virginia to the PILOT list
    Big news from Monongalia County, West Virginia (and I don't mean its party school ranking of number 2... ), but add West Virginia University to the list of charitable institutions making PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) payments. WVU has...
  • Aug 29

    Betsy Schmidt publishes second edition of "Nonprofit Law: The Life Cycle of a Charitable Organization"

    Betsy Schmidt publishes second edition of "Nonprofit Law: The Life Cycle of a Charitable Organization"
    Betsy Schmidt has published the second edition of her helpful and well-received "Nonprofit Law: The Life Cycle of a Charitable Organization." From the publisher's website . . . In a concise and readable format, Nonprofit Law, 2nd…
  • Aug 27

    Choike on Nonprofit Art Organization

    Choike on Nonprofit Art Organization
    Anne Choike has posted Examining Gallery-Supported Art Exhibitions on SSRN with the following abstract: For-profit art galleries are making news for the donations they provide to nonprofit art organizations to support exhibitions of artists…
Rank this Week: 612

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/
  • Aug 29

    Agreement To Arbitrate “Any Disputes” Doesn’t Reach Derivative Claim

    Agreement To Arbitrate “Any Disputes” Doesn’t Reach Derivative Claim
    Corn v. Superior Court, 2016 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 6182 (Cal. App. 2d Dist. Aug. 22, 2016) is a case about the meaning of one sentence in a settlement agreement consisting of just seven words – “The Parties…
  • Aug 26

    Three Considerations For Drafting A Code of Business Conduct

    Three Considerations For Drafting A Code of Business Conduct
    Although the Securities and Exchange Commission does not require that a company adopt a code of business conduct and ethics, I would be very surprised to hear of an SEC reporting company that has not adopted such a code.  Item 406…
  • Aug 25

    Are Alternate Committee Members “Then Serving”?

    Are Alternate Committee Members “Then Serving”?
    A number of amendments to Delaware’s General Corporation Law took effect at the beginning of this month.  One of these changes was to establish a default quorum requirement for meetings of committees of corporate boards of…
Rank this Week: 582

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
Rank this Week: 560

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

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

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 547

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Aug 16

    North Carolina Pit Bull Attack Wrongful Death Attorney

    North Carolina Pit Bull Attack Wrongful Death Attorney
    Injuries caused by a pit bull attack can be devastating. Tragically, sometimes these animal attacks are so awful that the victim succumbs to his or her injuries. And, in nearly all of these cases, the attack was preventable. All too often,…
  • Aug 9

    North Carolina Attorneys for Directv Cable Piracy Lawsuit

    North Carolina Attorneys for Directv Cable Piracy Lawsuit
    Directv is one of America’s largest satellite cable providers. It sells subscriptions for its services to millions of Americans. Most customers receive these services by a residential subscription for their home. However, it is also…
  • Jul 22

    Seterus, Inc. Suspense Account and Threats May Violate the Law

    Seterus, Inc. Suspense Account and Threats May Violate the Law
    Maginnis Law, PLLC is currently investigating complaints of unlawful acts committed by Seterus, Inc. in connection with the collection of mortgage payments. Seterus, Inc., is a mortgage company that services Fannie Mae mortgages. Some of the…
Rank this Week: 611

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

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

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

    Hidden costs of trade mark registration

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

    Transitioning China into a global IP power

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

    Are bloggers journalists?

    Are bloggers journalists?
    Are bloggers and those who post in social media journalists are Australian law? The question has important legal implications. The answer varies greatly depending on the area of law or legal context. A great deal has been written on the…
Rank this Week: 619

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/
  • Aug 29

    GAO: Awardee Not Required To List Specified NAICS Code In SAM

    GAO: Awardee Not Required To List Specified NAICS Code In SAM
    A common misconception in government contracting is that to be eligible under a particular solicitation, a small business must have the solicitation’s assigned NAICS code listed under its SBA System for Award Management…
  • Aug 26

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: August 22-26, 2016

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: August 22-26, 2016
    Greetings from Oklahoma, where I am wrapping up a busy week of travel that has included speaking engagements both at the Iowa Vendor Conference and The Indian Country Business Summit. While I’ve been on the road, it has also been a…
  • Aug 25

    Unapproved Addendum Sinks 8(a) Joint Venture’s Bid

    Unapproved Addendum Sinks 8(a) Joint Venture’s Bid
    An 8(a) joint venture failed to obtain SBA’s approval of an addendum to its joint venture agreement—and the lack of SBA approval cost the joint venture an 8(a) contract. In Alutiiq-Banner Joint Venture, B-412952 et al. (July 15,…
Rank this Week: 827

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
  • Aug 29

    Using Postnups to Renegotiate a Marriage

    Using Postnups to Renegotiate a Marriage
    When a marriage hits a rocky stage, a postnuptial agreement might be just the thing to restore trust and put things back on a smoother track. Beyoncé and Jay-Z may have thought so, as they reportedly entered into a postnup after a…
  • Aug 26

    Settlement: It’s Not All About Money

    Settlement: It’s Not All About Money
    When it comes to settlement negotiations, money is usually not the entire picture. Parties generally have more than just cash to offer; it’s a question of coming up with the right combination of incentives. In his blog post for Above…
  • Aug 24

    The Big Switch: Answers to Questions about Changing Practice Area

    The Big Switch: Answers to Questions about Changing Practice Area
    The following is a guest blog post by Laura Boysen-Aragon, a former practicing attorney and now a legal recruiter at Solutus Legal Search, LLC. This blog entry is the second of a two-part series, in response to questions submitted by our…
Rank this Week: 693

Maryland Business Law Developments

Maryland Business Law Developments

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

http://marylandbusinesslawdevelopments.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    North Valley GI Medical Group v. Prudential Investments LLC (Maryland U.S.D.C.)

    North Valley GI Medical Group v. Prudential Investments LLC (Maryland U.S.D.C.)
    Filed: August 23, 2016Opinion by: James K. BredarHolding:  In a claim alleging breach of fiduciary duty under section 36(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, with respect to the receipt of compensation for services by the investment…
  • Aug 23

    Commissioner of Financial Regulation v. Brown, Brown & Brown, P.C., et al. (Ct. of Appeals)

    Commissioner of Financial Regulation v. Brown, Brown & Brown, P.C., et al. (Ct. of Appeals)
    Filed: August 19, 2016Opinion by: J. McDonaldHolding: A Virginia-based law firm and its managing partner were not covered by the attorney exemption to the Maryland Credit Services Business Act (“MCSBA”), which regulates the…
  • Jul 20

    CSE Mortgage LLC v. Suryan (Cir. Ct. Mont. Cnty.)

    CSE Mortgage LLC v. Suryan (Cir. Ct. Mont. Cnty.)
    Filed:  April 21, 2016Opinion by:  Ronald B. RubinHoldings:  (1) Sole managing member of a special purpose entity can establish privity through control of litigation sufficient to prevent escape from application of doctrines of…
Rank this Week: 709

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

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

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 698

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Aug 25

    Whistleblowers Receive$11 Million Settlement Against Marinello Schools of Beauty

    Whistleblowers Receive$11 Million Settlement Against Marinello Schools of Beauty
    From outward appearances, the 56 campuses of the Marinello Schools of Beauty were profitable and successful. However, the Department of Education believed that school administrators had engaged in an ongoing and systematic program of…
  • Aug 19

    Led Zeppelin Wins Lawsuit; Can’t Collect Legal Fee

    Led Zeppelin Wins Lawsuit; Can’t Collect Legal Fee
    Judge R. Gary Klausner has ruled that Led Zeppelin may not collect almost $800,000 in defense fees from the plaintiffs in a recent copyright lawsuit. Earlier, the copyright infringement case was settled in the band’s favor. The lawsuit…
  • Aug 11

    We are Always Looking for One or Two More Good Clients . . . Even When Business is Great

    We are Always Looking for One or Two More Good Clients . . . Even When Business is Great
    One of the questions people ask me frequently is about whether we are accepting new clients. While the short answer is “Yes”, here is some additional information which many people find interesting . . .
Rank this Week: 815

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/
  • Aug 24

    Family Fight Heats up for Entertainment and Media Family Business Worth Billion

    Family Fight Heats up for Entertainment and Media Family Business Worth Billion
    n May, Redstone eliminated Philippe P. Dauman from his position as chief executive of Viacom and George S. Abrams from the trust that will control Restone's companies in the event of his death or if he is determined to be mentally…
  • Aug 20

    7th Circuit Allows Priority to Victim Claims for Fiduciary Breache

    7th Circuit Allows Priority to Victim Claims for Fiduciary Breache
    Under the doctrine of quantum meruit, if an attorney takes over a case from another attorney and pursues it to a successful conclusion, the original attorney is entitled to be paid for the work he did on the case. The district court found…
  • Aug 15

    Nevada Supreme Court Finds Noncompete Agreement Overly Broad

    Nevada Supreme Court Finds Noncompete Agreement Overly Broad
    The problem, according to the Nevada Supreme Court, was that Golden Road's noncompete agreement was too restrictive to be enforceable. The contract forbade the employee from any employment, affiliation, or service with any gaming…
Rank this Week: 746

Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

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

http://www.tiltingthescales.com/
  • Jul 26

    Employee Embezzlement: 4 Tell-Tale Sign

    Employee Embezzlement: 4 Tell-Tale Sign
    Having started as a bookkeeper and worked his way (fifteen years later) to become controller of the Bunz in the Oven family owned business, Swendoll Hugh felt underpaid and under-appreciated by Bertha Bunz and her highly successful…
  • Jul 26

    Successfully Selling Your Business: Top 6 Potential Pitfall

    Successfully Selling Your Business: Top 6 Potential Pitfall
    Among the growing number of business owners looking to sell their business, JR and Sue Ellen Pawlenty are in the market to sell their darling Pawlenty Energy. This month, Tilting the Scales highlights a variety of issues is its first…
  • Jun 29

    Concealed Carry Permits & Regulatory Reporting Requirements: Who Decides?

    Concealed Carry Permits & Regulatory Reporting Requirements: Who Decides?
    How do subjective decisions of government officials, when it comes to issuing any kind of permit, affect private citizens? What are the risks of making any sort of “ownership database” publicly accessible? Setting aside the…
Rank this Week: 665