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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/
  • Oct 30

    Citigroup Lowers Third-Quarter Earning

    Citigroup Lowers Third-Quarter Earning
    Citigroup says it has to cut its third-quarter earnings because of a $600 million increase in legal expenses. The bank said the increase was the result of "rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries and investigations."
  • Oct 30

    Praise for Coming Out From Someone Who Did

    Praise for Coming Out From Someone Who Did
    David Geffen, the 71-year-old billionaire Hollywood mogul, was one of the first business executives to come out publicly as gay, and he applauded the decision by Tim Cook, Apple's chief executive, to announce that he is gay, too, William D.…
  • Oct 30

    Judge Approves Bankruptcy Exit for Stockton, Calif.

    Judge Approves Bankruptcy Exit for Stockton, Calif.
    The judge rejected arguments that the city's plan unfairly discriminated among creditors by shielding the city’s retirees from any impairment of their pensions, saying that although it did not directly cut the pensions, it did eliminate…
Rank this Week: 7

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 22

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: 47

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Oct 31

    Empirical Analysis of the Assessment of Innovation Effects in U.S. Merger Case

    Empirical Analysis of the Assessment of Innovation Effects in U.S. Merger Case
    Benjamin Rene Kern, University of Marburg, Ralf Dewenter, University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg - Department of Economics, and Wolfgang Kerber, Philipps University Marburg - School of Business Administration and Economics offer an…
  • Oct 31

    The Bidder Exclusion Effect

    The Bidder Exclusion Effect
    Dominic Coey, Bradley Larsen, and Kane Sweeney explore The Bidder Exclusion Effect. ABSTRACT: We introduce a simple and robust approach to answering two key questions in empirical auction analysis: discriminating between models of entry and…
  • Oct 30

    Market Competition in Transition Economies: A Literature Review

    Market Competition in Transition Economies: A Literature Review
    Klaus Sylvester Friesenbichler, Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Michael Boheim, Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO); Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration - Department of Economics and Daphne Laster,…
Rank this Week: 65

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

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

    Romano on "The Market for Corporate Law Redux"

    Romano on "The Market for Corporate Law Redux"
    Roberta Romano has posted "The Market for Corporate Law Redux" (October 19, 2014). Forthcoming in Francesco Parisi, ed., Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics. Available at SSRN:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full…
  • Oct 29

    Using employment agreements to gag whistleblower

    Using employment agreements to gag whistleblower
    Alison Frankel has an interesting article on the issue and the apparently looming SEC crackdown. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Oct 29

    Edward Rock on "Institutional Investors in Corporate Governance"

    Edward Rock on "Institutional Investors in Corporate Governance"
    Edward Rock has posted Institutional Investors in Corporate Governance (October 15, 2014). U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 14-37. Available at SSRN:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links,…
Rank this Week: 70

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    The nominative/descriptive line

    The nominative/descriptive line
    I love ads like this, which play with trademark meaning and non-trademark meaning: how should the law analyze them?"Rekindle your love of beautiful books" ad for print bookshttp://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Oct 30

    FTC challenges Gerber allergy-protection claims in court

    FTC challenges Gerber allergy-protection claims in court
    Read the FTC's explanation.  The FDA approved an extremely limited claim about very sketchy scientific evidence, and Gerber converted that into "the first and only infant formula that meets the criteria for a FDA Qualified Health Claim,"…
  • Oct 30

    Can't replead TM as false advertising when functionality precludes TM

    Can't replead TM as false advertising when functionality precludes TM
    Honeywell International Inc. v. ICM Controls Corp., 2014 WL 5438395, No. 11–569 (D. Minn. Oct. 24, 2014)This litigation involves claims for patent infringement, copyright infringement, violations of the Lanham Act, and violations of the…
Rank this Week: 101

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Oct 30

    How to Get an In-House Counsel Job

    How to Get an In-House Counsel Job
    If you are like many lawyers, at one or more times in your life you will ask yourself a simple question: “How do I get an in-house counsel job?”. This may happen after a soul-crushing week pulling all-nighters at a Biglaw…
  • Oct 28

    In-house IP Counsel Facing Biz Pressure

    In-house IP Counsel Facing Biz Pressure
    A new survey from CPA Global Ltd. shows how the job of IP counsel has broadened and created new challenges. ; ; ; ; ; ; The post In-house IP Counsel Facing Biz Pressure appeared on InhouseBlog.com. Thousands of contracts at kFetch.com
  • Oct 24

    Trick or Treat: Office Halloween Party Liability

    Trick or Treat: Office Halloween Party Liability
    Trick or treat or employment law litigation? ; ; ; ; ; ; The post Trick or Treat: Office Halloween Party Liability appeared on InhouseBlog.com. Thousands of contracts at kFetch.com
Rank this Week: 119

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: 115

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
  • Oct 31

    2014 Annual Corporate Directors Survey

    2014 Annual Corporate Directors Survey
    Editor's Note: Mary Ann Cloyd is leader of the Center for Board Governance at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. The following post is based on the executive summary of PwC’s Annual Corporate Directors Survey; the complete publication is…
  • Oct 30

    Documenting The Deal

    Documenting The Deal
    Editor's Note: The following post is based on a recent article, forthcoming in The Business Lawyer, earlier issued as a working paper of the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance, by Leo Strine, Chief Justice of the Delaware…
  • Oct 30

    2014 Corporate Governance Review

    2014 Corporate Governance Review
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Rajeev Kumar, a senior managing director of research at Georgeson Inc, and is based on the executive summary of a Georgeson report; the full report is available here. Shareholder activism…
Rank this Week: 134

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/
  • Oct 31

    The Academy Loves Nevada Corporate Law!

    The Academy Loves Nevada Corporate Law!
    The incognoscenti may not know it, but today is Nevada Day.  On this date in 1864, Nevada joined the Union and helped support the reelection of Abraham Lincoln and the Thirteenth Amendment.  Delaware did not – it joined New…
  • Oct 30

    Political Spending Disclosures – An Idea So Good That I Think You Should Pay For It

    Political Spending Disclosures – An Idea So Good That I Think You Should Pay For It
    In July 2011, a group of ten law professors filed a rulemaking petition with the Securities and Exchange Commission seeking adoption of a rule requiring disclosure of political spending by publicly traded companies.  In a post last…
  • Oct 29

    Who Is Adolf Berle, Jr. And Why Is Vice Chancellor Laster Quoting Him?

    Who Is Adolf Berle, Jr. And Why Is Vice Chancellor Laster Quoting Him?
    Adolf A. Berle, Jr. wrote Corporate Powers as Powers in Trust more than four score years ago, but Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster cited the article yesterday as if the Harvard Law Review had published it last…
Rank this Week: 149

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/
  • Oct 26

    Chancery Denies Motion to Dismiss and Describes Measure of Damages for Stockholder Denied Share

    Chancery Denies Motion to Dismiss and Describes Measure of Damages for Stockholder Denied Share
    Mehta v. Smurfit-Stone Container Corp., C.A. No. 6891-VCL (Del. Ch. Oct. 20, 2014).  This case is noteworthy for its description of the measure of damages that are potentially available for a stockholder who is wrongfully denied shares.…
  • Oct 26

    Chancery Addresses Equitable Jurisdiction and First-Filed Rule

    Chancery Addresses Equitable Jurisdiction and First-Filed Rule
    Willis v. PCA Pain Center of Virginia, Inc., C.A. No. 9006-VCN (Del. Ch. October 20, 2014). This Chancery decision is noted for its usefulness in the toolbox of those who practice corporate and commercial litigation in Delaware, for two…
  • Oct 19

    Contract-Based Award of Attorneys’ Fee

    Contract-Based Award of Attorneys’ Fee
     ReCor Medical, Inc. v. Warnking, C.A. No. 7387-VCN (Del. Ch. May 14, 2014). This letter opinion provides a helpful analysis of how the Court of Chancery awards attorneys’ fees based on a contract that provides for fees to be…
Rank this Week: 165

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/
  • Oct 31

    Two Law Review Exclusive Submission Window

    Two Law Review Exclusive Submission Window
    At least two law reviews currently have exclusive submission windows. See below for details. Exclusive submission windows seem like a good idea, in general, and more law reviews seem to be using them recently. Most of the traditional peer…
  • Oct 30

    Do Small and Large Shareholders Have a Say on Pay?

    Do Small and Large Shareholders Have a Say on Pay?
    Miriam Schwartz-Ziv from Michigan State University and Russ Wermers from the University of Maryland have written an interesting article in time for the next proxy season. The abstract is below: This paper investigates the voting patterns of…
  • Oct 29

    Dean Search: WVU College of Law

    Dean Search: WVU College of Law
    The West Virginia University College of Law is seeking applications and nominations to replace our former dean, Joyce McConnell, who is now the provost of the University. The College of Law just completed the addition of a new wing (part...
Rank this Week: 170

The Startup Lawyer

The Startup Lawyer

Covers entrepreneurship and startup companies. By Ryan Roberts.

http://startuplawyer.com/
  • May 16

    Tech Wildcatters Pitch Day 2014

    Tech Wildcatters Pitch Day 2014
    Tech Wildcatters Pitch Day 2014 will be held on Thursday, May 22 from 1 to 3:30pm (Dallas Time) at the Granada Theater. At Pitch Day 2014, the 13 startups of the 2014 Tech Wildcatters class will present: -Akros Tech Labs -GetReal.Estate…
  • Apr 2

    Mock Series A Term Sheet Negotiation

    Mock Series A Term Sheet Negotiation
    My firm and Tech Wildcatters are co-hosting a live mock Series A term sheet negotiation on April 25th from 1-3pm. The event will take place at Tech Wildcatters at 2700 Fairmount St in Dallas Texas. Brad Hunstable, founder and CEO of Ustream,…
  • Mar 3

    Office Hours at SXSW

    Office Hours at SXSW
    If you want to discuss liquidation preferences, vesting schedules, or anything startup-related, I’ll be holding an office hour session this Friday March 7th from 130-230pm at UP Global’s SXSW Startup Oasis. The office hour portion…
Rank this Week: 211

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/
  • Oct 24

    Arizona Teacher Fired for Allegedly Defending Student Against Bullie

    Arizona Teacher Fired for Allegedly Defending Student Against Bullie
    An elementary school teacher with 24 years of experience has been fired in Arizona. Pamela Aister, who was teaching fourth grade at Four Peaks Elementary School, was fired by officials from the Fountain Hills Unified School District after a…
  • Oct 17

    High School Principal Alleges Discrimination

    High School Principal Alleges Discrimination
    Discrimination in the workplace is always a hot topic. Usually, allegations of discrimination are brought by members of a specifically protected group. That's not the case with a recent lawsuit filed in New Jersey. High school principal Mae…
  • Oct 10

    Energy Drinks Leading to Increased Litigation

    Energy Drinks Leading to Increased Litigation
    Deceptive and misleading advertising, deaths and heart attacks are among the claims in lawsuits filed against energy drink makers. Vermont, Washington and Oregon have sued Living Essentials, makers of 5-Hour Energy for “deceptive and…
Rank this Week: 228

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 31

    Disclosure of “Encumbrances” on Share

    Disclosure of “Encumbrances” on Share
    Recently, the Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) had to deal with two separate situations pertaining to the disclosure of pledge or other encumbrance over shares. In an order discussed earlier today, the SAT found that the acquisition of…
  • Oct 31

    Invocation of pledge by PFI requires disclosure under SEBI regulation

    Invocation of pledge by PFI requires disclosure under SEBI regulation
    [The following post is contributed by Supreme Waskar, partner at Sterling Associates, Mumbai]The Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) has upheld the order of SEBI against SICOM Ltd. (“SICOM”) imposing penalty of Rs. 5 lakhs for…
  • Oct 29

    Doing Business Report 2015: A Mixed Bag for India

    Doing Business Report 2015: A Mixed Bag for India
    The World Bank has released its report titled “Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency”. It has also published a country report on India for the same year.At the overall level, India does not emerge in positive light, given…
Rank this Week: 270

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: 248

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/
  • Oct 29

    Time for the FTC to Reform its Advertising Substantiation Program

    Time for the FTC to Reform its Advertising Substantiation Program
    In my just published Heritage Foundation Legal Memorandum, I argue that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) should substantially scale back its overly aggressive “advertising substantiation” program, which disincentivizes…
  • Oct 28

    Abuse of Dominance by Patentees: A Pro-Innovation Perspective

    Abuse of Dominance by Patentees: A Pro-Innovation Perspective
    In my just-published article in The Antitrust Source, I argue that the law and economics literature on patents and error cost analysis demonstrate that the recent focus by U.S. (and foreign) antitrust enforcers on single-firm patent abuses is…
  • Oct 17

    The car dealers’ sneak attack in Michigan

    The car dealers’ sneak attack in Michigan
    As we have reported frequently on this blog (see, e.g., here, here, here, here, here and here) the car dealers have been making remarkably silly arguments in their fight to prevent Tesla from distributing its electrical vehicles…
Rank this Week: 272

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Oct 31

    Another Accounting Scandal-Related Securities Suit

    Another Accounting Scandal-Related Securities Suit
    Earlier this week I wrote about the accounting scandal that has hit the UK-based grocer, Tesco, and the securities class action lawsuit against the company that followed in its wake. Now another company has reported accounting irregularities…
  • Oct 30

    Three Astonishing Thing

    Three Astonishing Thing
    Here at The D&O Diary we read everything so you don’t have to. It was in this spirit that we read the article on page C-3 of yesterday’s Wall Street Journal that in the print version was entitled “Congo Opening Its Doors…
  • Oct 28

    O.K., So Here’s the First Ebola Outbreak-Related D&O Lawsuit

    O.K., So Here’s the First Ebola Outbreak-Related D&O Lawsuit
    Like everyone else, I have been following the Ebola outbreak news with a mixture of horror and fascination. I never in a million years imagined that I would have occasion to write about the Ebola outbreak on this blog. Perhaps due to a lack…
Rank this Week: 328

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/
  • Oct 30

    Thinking Aristotle

    Thinking Aristotle
  • Oct 28

    Magic

    Magic
    The beginning of the NBA season last night reminds of one of the most magnificent performances in NBA Playoff history.
  • Oct 27

    Oliver on Sugar

    Oliver on Sugar
Rank this Week: 303

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

Offers case summaries of Delaware court decisions in business-related litigation. By Morris James.

http://www.delawarebusinesslitigation.com/
  • Dec 31

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim

    Court Of Chancery Explains Scienter Requirement In Insider Trading Claim
    Silverberg v. Gold, C.A. 7646-VCP (December 31, 2013) Under Delaware law, a so-called Brophy claim seeks to recover the profits made by trading on insider information. Showing that material insider information was available is not…
  • Dec 31

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability

    Court Of Chancery Denies Advancement For Predecessor Liability
    Grace v. Ashbridge LLC, C.A. 8348-VCN (December 31, 2013) In general, a successor entity is not liable for its predecessor's obligations when there has been a fundamental change in the identity of the entity.  Here, the Court held…
  • Oct 30

    Court Of Chancery Denies Fee Request for Lack Of Causation

    Court Of Chancery Denies Fee Request for Lack Of Causation
    In re TPC Group Inc. Shareholders Litigation, C.A. 7865-VCN (October 29, 2014) This is the latest in a series of decisions dealing with the claims of plaintiff stockholders for an attorneys’ fee based on improved consideration received…
Rank this Week: 368

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/
  • Oct 31

    Posting a Positive Review on Yelp? Not Unless You Haven’t Posted Numerous Other Times Before

    Posting a Positive Review on Yelp? Not Unless You Haven’t Posted Numerous Other Times Before
    A few weeks ago, we blogged here about how some businesses may pay customers to remove negative reviews from sites such as TripAdvisor. The blog raised the question of just how reliable online reviews are given this practice and,…
  • Oct 29

    New in Print

    New in Print
    Kenneth A. Adams, Beyond Words, Solicitors Journal, Sept. 30, 2014 Andrea J. Boyack, Common Interest Community Covenants and the Freedom of Contract Myth. 22 J.L. & Pol'y 767 (2014) Jan De Bruyne, Liability of Classification Societies:…
  • Oct 28

    Urgent call for panel proposals – 3 days remaining

    Urgent call for panel proposals – 3 days remaining
    Professor Mark Burge and I are organizing a panel for the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) to be held in Boca Raton, Florida July 27-August 2, 2015. The recommended application date is this Friday,...
Rank this Week: 378

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/
  • Oct 30

    Nixon Peabody MAC Survey

    Nixon Peabody MAC Survey
    Nixon Peabody has just released its annual MAC survey. It's worth downloading to check-in on the latest trends with respect to MACs in merger agreements. The biggest change in recent years appears to be the steady adoption of carveouts for...
  • Oct 28

    Law Profs against Comcast/TimeWarnerCable

    Law Profs against Comcast/TimeWarnerCable
    Last week a number of law professors, led by Dan Sokol, sent a letter to the FCC opposing the Comcast/TimeWarnerCable transaction. You'll remember that this deal requires not only anti-trust approval but also approval of the FCC. In fact,…
  • Oct 23

    2014 readable Delaware corporate law

    2014 readable Delaware corporate law
    Lynn LoPucki has posted a 2014 version of the Readable Delaware Corporate Law. I highly recommend it to students, young lawyers and anyone else trying to work through the statute -- and more so if you are attacking the appraisal...
Rank this Week: 354

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Aug 8

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance

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

    Massad Says CFTC Hampered by Budget Constraint

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

    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”

    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”
    O’Malia Urges Regulators to “Do No Harm”CFTC Commissioner Scott O’Malia issued a stern warning to financial regulators in the United States and abroad that market fragmentation could have grave consequences on the…
Rank this Week: 337

Class Action Defense Blog

Class Action Defense Blog

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

http://classactiondefense.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 365

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/
  • Oct 29

    Recent conferences of note

    Recent conferences of note
    Last week, the National Center on Philanthropy and the Law at New York University held a conference titled “Regulation or Repression: Government Policing of Cross-Border Charity.” The agenda for the conference is available here and papers…
  • Oct 26

    Study Shows Marked Increase in Charitable Giving; Number Projected To Rise

    Study Shows Marked Increase in Charitable Giving; Number Projected To Rise
    The U.S. Trust, in conjunction with the University of Indiana Lilly Family School of Philanthropy published an interesting study this month. The study found a marked increase in charitable giving among high net worth donors for 2014. The…
  • Oct 26

    IRS Court Victory Over Teaparty Still Leave Open Questions of Enforcement

    IRS Court Victory Over Teaparty Still Leave Open Questions of Enforcement
    The IRS secured a victory over the Tea Party in a ruling by the United States District Court for the District of Colombia in Linchpins of Liberty v. United States and True the Vote, Inc. v. IRS. The District Court...
Rank this Week: 411

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/
  • Oct 29

    Revocable Trusts and Asset Protection

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

    Florida Probate Intake form

    Florida Probate Intake form
    Many of our clients have asked us to put our Florida Probate Intake form online so that they can easily download it. You can download the Florida Probate Intake form with the following link: Probate Intake Form.pdf
  • Sep 30

    4th DCA and Charging Order Protection for Florida LLC

    4th DCA and Charging Order Protection for Florida LLC
    In Florida, a multi member LLC, has asset protection characteristics. Prior to 2011, Florida law was not clear on whether a charging order was the exclusive remedy for a creditor of a member of a multi member LLC. Assets in a Florida multi…
Rank this Week: 422

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

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

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 417

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/
  • Jun 12

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap
    Almost everyone has heard of Kickstarter by now: it’s the premier place for a team with an idea and a plan to raise capital to fund almost any sort of product. However, your return on your investment is the product itself if you pay…
  • Jun 12

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?
    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on March 25th, 2014, on the Tenth Circuit Case Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius and the Third Circuit Case Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius; a ruling is expected in late June.[i] Hobby Lobby…
  • Apr 17

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality
    The Internet is the modern day printing press; a revolutionary game changer. The Internet owes much of its success to the theory of net neutrality. While net neutrality is not a new topic of discussion, it has been thrust in the limelight…
Rank this Week: 426

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/
Rank this Week: 494

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Oct 30

    Contract attorney position available with my firm

    Contract attorney position available with my firm
    The Kralowec Law Group has an immediate opening for a contract attorney to assist with projects in pending class action matters. The ideal candidate will have at least 4-5 years of litigation experience, excellent research and writing skills,…
  • Oct 16

    New UCL primary jurisdiction opinion: Guerrero v. Pacific Gas & Elec. Co.

    New UCL primary jurisdiction opinion: Guerrero v. Pacific Gas & Elec. Co.
    In Guerrero v. Pacific Gas & Electric Co., ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Oct. 10, 2014), the Court of Appeal (First Appellate District, Division Three) affirmed the trial court's ruling that allowing the plaintiff's UCL claim against PG&E to…
  • Aug 14

    New class certification opinion: Cochran v. Schwan's Home Service, Inc.

    New class certification opinion: Cochran v. Schwan's Home Service, Inc.
    In Cochran v. Schwan's Home Service, Inc., ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Aug. 12, 2014), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Two) reversed an order denying class certification of a claim for violation of Labor Code section 2802,…
Rank this Week: 528

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

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

    Risk Management Panel at the NRS Compliance Conference

    Risk Management Panel at the NRS Compliance Conference
    These are my notes from the NRS Fall Compliance Conference. Robert B. Hirth, Chairman, Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission Fred Shane, Chief Risk Officer, Commonwealth Financial Network Should CCOs be Taking on…
  • Oct 29

    Information Technology and Cybersecurity

    Information Technology and Cybersecurity
    These are my notes from the NRS Fall Compliance Conference. Ted Kobus, Baker Hostetler Karen M. Aavik, First Niagara Financial Group Tammy Eisenberg, CLS Bank International In 2012 the average cost of a data breach was $5.4 million. IBM 2014…
  • Oct 28

    SEC Examination and Enforcement Prioritie

    SEC Examination and Enforcement Prioritie
    These are my notes from the NRS Fall Compliance Conference. John Walsh, Sutherland Karol Pollock, SEC Deputy Associate Regional Director (Exams) Karol outlined the examination process. 1. You get a phone call. But prior to the phone call, the…
Rank this Week: 516

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
  • Oct 23

    Legal guide for organic food exports to China

    Legal guide for organic food exports to China
    In 1973 on arrival in Beijing Gough Whitlam became the first Australian Prime Minister to visit China while in office. The personal, political and trade relations that followed are extraordinary.
  • Oct 23

    4 market entry options for trade in China

    4 market entry options for trade in China
    Choosing the right business structure for trade in China depends on many factors, including the nature of the product and the market in which it will be sold. There are four basic models. Working with lawyers and other professionals fluent…
  • Oct 22

    Doing business in Chinese the Zuckerberg way

    Doing business in Chinese the Zuckerberg way
    Yesterday, CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg spoke in Chinese to university students in China without any need for an interpreter. Zuckerberg, referred to by the host as “马克”  (ie the Mandarin translation for…
Rank this Week: 486

Pepper Podcasts

Pepper Podcasts

Features Interviews with senior attorneys on emerging legal issues. By Pepper Hamilton.

http://www.pepperpodcasts.com/pepper_podcasts/
  • Oct 9

    Private Equity Fees and Expense

    Private Equity Fees and Expense
    Pepper partner and co-chair of the firm's Funds Services Group, Julia D. Corelli, recently presented at a special luncheon for the CFA Society of Philadelphia where she discussed how PE firms' fees and expenses are being treated in light…
  • Sep 19

    Lawsuit Contests Ban on Wall Street Cash for State Pol

    Lawsuit Contests Ban on Wall Street Cash for State Pol
    Pepper partner Gregory J. Nowak recently appeared on Newsmax TV to discuss a lawsuit filed by one that seeks to end a Securities and Exchange Commission ban on political contributions from Wall Street firms to governors and other state…
  • Sep 12

    Thomson Reuters Session - SEC Approves New Rules to Addre

    Thomson Reuters Session - SEC Approves New Rules to Addre
    On September 9, 2014, Pepper Hamilton attorneys Gregory J. Nowak and John P. Falco spoke on a webinar for West LegalEdcenter, part of Thomson Reuters. This podcast is a recording of this webinar. On July 23 the Securities and Exchange...
Rank this Week: 508

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

Covers fundamental concepts relevant to estate planning, business law, real estate law, and tax law. By Cook & Cook.

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Oct 8

    4 Ways to Protect Your Intellectual Property

    4 Ways to Protect Your Intellectual Property
    In the United States, there are four principal ways in which a person or business can protect intellectual property, however, not all types of protection are available for all property types. The infographic below briefly describes each of…
  • Sep 16

    U.S. Federal Trademark Filing

    U.S. Federal Trademark Filing
    In 2013, more than 300,000 trademarks and service marks were filed across 45 different classes of goods and services with the United States Patent & Trademark ("USPTO"); however, less than 200,000 trademarks were registered by the USPTO…
  • Aug 29

    ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge Trademark Filing

    ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge Trademark Filing
    The ALS Association has filed an application to register a federal trademark for "Ice Bucket Challenge", the viral sensation that has swept the nation this summer. Although most Americans likely associate "Ice Bucket Challenge" with the ALS…
Rank this Week: 532

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/
  • Oct 7

    Entrepreneur Magazine Says Hire a Good Lawyer When Starting Busine

    Entrepreneur Magazine Says Hire a Good Lawyer When Starting Busine
    Entrepreneur Magazine columnists Courtney Spritzer and Stephanie Abrams list Hiring a Good Lawyer as one of the four things a start up business owner should do that may not be in the business plan. Another professional they suggest…
  • Oct 3

    Watch for Alleged Yellow Page Advertising Scam

    Watch for Alleged Yellow Page Advertising Scam
    I was recently contacted by a business client whose employee signed a “contract” purporting to be from YELLOW PAGE IOWA that had been faxed to their business for what appeared to be a free Yellow Page or Facebook ad. The contract…
  • Oct 1

    Wall St. Journal Lists Troubled Franchise Brand

    Wall St. Journal Lists Troubled Franchise Brand
    A recent Wall St. Journal article discussed some of the franchise brands with higher-than-average default rates. The highest on the list? Planet Fitness at a staggering 41.1.% default rate for SBA loans from 2004 through 2014 according to the…
Rank this Week: 475

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.richardkoman.com
  • May 2

    Negotiating a lease buyout

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

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide

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

    California eviction basic

    California eviction basic
    I wrote this step by step for Avvo a while back, called How to Evict a Tenant in California. It’s not just the basic procedures, but also gives a sense of the negotiation and settlement process that is key to working out a good deal. 1…
Rank this Week: 517

Indiana Civil & Business…

Indiana Civil & Business Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Blogs to Check Out

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

    Georgia

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

    Garden Leave in Action

    Garden Leave in Action
    Considering garden leave's novelty, I thought a collection of news articles descring the use of garden leave might be of some help and interest.
Rank this Week: 512

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Oct 31

    Corp Fin’s Disclosure Effectiveness Project: Comment Letter Theme

    Corp Fin’s Disclosure Effectiveness Project: Comment Letter Theme
    About 20 comment letters have been submitted to the SEC so far in connection with Corp Fin’s Disclosure Effectiveness project. Common themes include strong investor interest in mandatory disclosure of sustainability/ESG…
  • Oct 30

    Board Leadership Debate

    Board Leadership Debate
    Stephen Bainbridge recently shared his comments opposing ISS’s proposed revised policy on independent board chair shareholder proposals. The proposal (issued in connection with draft policy changes) adds new…
  • Oct 29

    Our New “SEC Enforcement Handbook”

    Our New “SEC Enforcement Handbook”
    Spanking brand new. By popular demand, this comprehensive “SEC Enforcement Handbook” covers a topic that many have requested – what to do if your company – or someone working there – is investigated by the SEC.…
Rank this Week: 642

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

Covers China law, business and economics. By Stan Abrams.

http://www.chinahearsay.com/
  • Oct 30

    Environmental Regulation: Can China Afford Caution?

    Environmental Regulation: Can China Afford Caution?
    [T]o forestall more serious, systemic environmental issues, Beijing will have to be preemptive rather than reactive with regulation. In everything from modernizing its recycling industry to improving regulations on rare earth mining, the…
  • Oct 29

    BBC News – China ‘to protect whistle-blowers’ amid…

    BBC News – China ‘to protect whistle-blowers’ amid…
    BBC News – China ‘to protect whistle-blowers’ amid corruption fight bbc.in/1sIjLGZ — I’m very skeptical on this one © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post…
  • Oct 29

    Regulating capital flows at both ends | VOX http:/…

    Regulating capital flows at both ends | VOX http:/…
    Regulating capital flows at both ends | VOX bit.ly/1tkGIUd — methinks this is a tough sell for some Western economies © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
Rank this Week: 622

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage…

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.massachusetts-alcoholic-beverage-licensing.com/
  • Oct 10

    Northampton Awards New Seasonal License

    Northampton Awards New Seasonal License
    The Northampton License Commission met last Wednesday night to select the newest recipient of a seasonal liquor license. Bistro Les Gras was awarded the license, after the restaurant's name was chosen from a vintage spinning raffle drum, as…
  • Oct 9

    Easthampton Brewery Wants to Serve on Premise

    Easthampton Brewery Wants to Serve on Premise
    The proprietor of Fort Hill Brewery is seeking permission to pour pints of lager for visitors to his state-of-the-art facility on Fort Hill Road in Easthampton. Masslive.com reports that owner and head brewer Eric Berzins appeared before the…
  • Oct 5

    Pittsfield Board Revokes Unused Liquor License

    Pittsfield Board Revokes Unused Liquor License
    The number of alcohol serving licenses available in Pittsfield has shrunk by one, following a unanimous vote by the Licensing Board to revoke a license held by Willard Curtis, former proprietor of The Tavern on 4th Street. While The Tavern…
Rank this Week: 636

Australian Regulatory Compliance…

Australian Regulatory Compliance Review

Covers legal and regulatory impacts on Australian businesses. By David Jacobson.

http://www.djacobson.com/australian_regulatory_rev/
  • Jun 15

    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private?

    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private?
    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private? Not automatically. In dealing with ASIC and other regulators it is important to understand that the Freedom of Information Act 1982 applies to government agency records and…
  • Jun 15

    Can a special general meeting be adjourned?

    Can a special general meeting be adjourned?
    In the matter of Re1 Limited (ABN 80 145 743 862) and Re2 Limited as responsible entities for Westfield Retail Trust 1 and Westfield Retail Trust 2 (No 3) [2014] NSWSC 762 the NSW Supreme Court considered the adjournment of the adjournment of…
  • Jun 15

    Small amount credit change

    Small amount credit change
    The National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Small Amount Credit Contracts) Regulation 2014 was registered on 12 June 2014. The Regulation clarifies the changes introduced on 1 July 2013 which imposed a cap on costs and a limit on fees…
Rank this Week: 553

Indonesian Law Reporter

Indonesian Law Reporter

Covers legislation, regulations and policies affecting businesses in Indonesia. By Mohamad Mova Al'Afghani.

http://indolaw.alafghani.info/
  • Apr 19

    Tentang "Negara Mundur" dan Konsekuensinya Terhadap Hukum Administrasi (The State in Retreat and Its Consequences on Administrative Law)

    Tentang "Negara Mundur" dan Konsekuensinya Terhadap Hukum Administrasi (The State in Retreat and Its Consequences on Administrative Law)
    I was invited to Municipal Services Project Conference, Putting Public in Public Services: Research, Action and Equity in the Global South International Conference – Cape Town, South Africa April 13-16, 2014. My paper entitled "The…
  • Apr 6

    The Free Flow Principles from Article 19

    The Free Flow Principles from Article 19
    I was invited for an expert meeting in London by Article 19 last February, to discuss transparency principles applicable to water resources and services. The meeting provides input to the Free Flow Principles launched by Article 19 on the eve…
  • Nov 5

    ★ Indolawreport Post, Jamie left a message for you

    ★ Indolawreport Post, Jamie left a message for you
    See this email in Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Português or 37 other languages. Jamie left a message for you You can instantly reply using our message exchange system. Check your message Some other people in the…
Rank this Week: 595

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

Covers disputes between companies and executives. Published by Zuckerman Spaeder LLP.

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Oct 30

    This Year’s Scariest Posts on Executive Dispute

    This Year’s Scariest Posts on Executive Dispute
    In honor of Halloween, we are looking over our shoulder at some of the most frightening news that we have brought to you this year on Suits by Suits: Earlier this week, we told you the tale of a CEO who was hauled into court thousands of…
  • Oct 28

    Employee Wins Cross-Country Wage War Against CEO

    Employee Wins Cross-Country Wage War Against CEO
    The Supreme Court of Washington’s recent decision in Failla v. FixtureOne Corporation is noteworthy on two levels. First, it involved the surprising claim by a salesperson, Kristine Failla, that the CEO of her employer (FixtureOne) was…
  • Oct 27

    The Supreme Court’s Recent Decision on the Taxation of Severance Payment

    The Supreme Court’s Recent Decision on the Taxation of Severance Payment
    Today, we discuss taxes – specifically, the taxation of severance payments.  It has long been recognized that severance payments are “income” to an employee, and that employers must withhold federal income taxes from…
Rank this Week: 706

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Oct 28

    Limited Number of H1B Visas Issued: April is Key

    Limited Number of H1B Visas Issued: April is Key
    Applications for 2016 H1B visas will begin to be accepted in April, 2015. There is a limited number of H1B visas issued, which is why it is important to submit your application as soon as possible. In order to qualify for a H1B visa, you must…
  • Oct 23

    How to Collect Money for a Foreign Judgment in Florida

    How to Collect Money for a Foreign Judgment in Florida
    If you have won a lawsuit and obtained a Final Judgment in another state or country against an individual who lives or owns assets in Florida or against a company that is domiciled in Florida, then you must go through the Florida…
  • Oct 21

    Do You Have an Estate Plan for Your Business?

    Do You Have an Estate Plan for Your Business?
    If you own a business, then it is important to include this asset in your estate plan when you pass away. If there is more than one owner or member of the company, then the By-Laws or Operating Agreement of the company (depending on whether…
Rank this Week: 679

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
  • Oct 19

    The Label from Hell

    The Label from Hell
    Meet the label from hell, as above. Just about every element raises another legal issue. I had the opportunity to discuss this hypothetical label at ShipCompliant’s Wholesale Gathering, in White Plains, last week, on a panel with Susan…
  • Sep 30

    Your New Friend, ARTAL, Part 2

    Your New Friend, ARTAL, Part 2
    Wow! TTB’s list of Allowable Revisions to Approved Labels (ARTAL) is getting powerful. It is getting long and complicated — but it also provides a lot of good opportunities to avoid or cause a problem. On September 29, 2014 TTB…
  • Sep 20

    The Tito’s Lawsuit: When Approval is Not Approval

    The Tito’s Lawsuit: When Approval is Not Approval
    Tito’s vodka was doing great for the past 15 years, then hit a gigantic speedbump this week in the form of a class action lawsuit. Tito’s therefore provides a good example of when an approval is not really an approval. Tito…
Rank this Week: 723