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DealBook

DealBook

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

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
Rank this Week: 5

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

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

    Horizontal Merger Analysis in Retail Market

    Horizontal Merger Analysis in Retail Market
    Daniel S. Hosken, Government of the United States of America - Federal Trade Commission and Steven Tenn, Charles River Associates analyze Horizontal Merger Analysis in Retail Markets. ABSTRACT: In this essay, we describe antitrust analysis of…
  • Mar 26

    Causal Uncertainty and Damages Claims for the Infringement of Competition Law in Europe

    Causal Uncertainty and Damages Claims for the Infringement of Competition Law in Europe
    Ioannis Lianos, UCL ponders Causal Uncertainty and Damages Claims for the Infringement of Competition Law in Europe. ABSTRACT: In a tort law regime established on the basis of corrective justice considerations, causation requirements will…
  • Mar 25

    Illegal Cartel Overcharges in Markets with a Legal Cartel History: Bitumen Prices in South Africa

    Illegal Cartel Overcharges in Markets with a Legal Cartel History: Bitumen Prices in South Africa
    Willem H. Boshoff, Stellenbosch University - Department of Economics describes Illegal Cartel Overcharges in Markets with a Legal Cartel History: Bitumen Prices in South Africa. ABSTRACT: In recent years, South African competition authorities…
Rank this Week: 25

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    Reading list: Campbell at 21/Sony at 31

    Reading list: Campbell at 21/Sony at 31
    Jessica Litman, Campbell at 21/Sony at 31. As you'd expect, insightful and a pleasure to read. Extracts: When copyright lawyers gather to discuss fair use these days, the most common refrain is its alarming expansion. This distress about…
  • Mar 25

    Wannabe competitor lacks standing to challenge false advertising

    Wannabe competitor lacks standing to challenge false advertising
    Maine Springs, LLC v. Nestlé Waters North America, Inc., 2015 WL 1241571, No. 2:14–cv–00321 (D. Me. Mar. 18, 2015) Maine Springs was founded seven years ago to start a bottled water operation in Poland Spring, Maine.…
  • Mar 25

    post-POM claim based on false implication of FDA approval survive

    post-POM claim based on false implication of FDA approval survive
    Par Sterile Products, LLC v. Fresenius Kabi USA LLC, 2015 WL 1263041, No. 14 C 3349 (N.D. Ill. Mar. 17, 2015) Par’s vasopressin injection product, Vasostrict, is a FDA-approved pharmaceutical. Fresenius’s vasopressin…
Rank this Week: 30

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • Mar 25

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for March 26, 2015

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for March 26, 2015
    Wall Street Journal: Bidding War to Determine RadioShack’s Fate – Salus offer includes $270 million cash Vs. Standard General’s bid of $16.4 million BloombergBusiness: More Than 20 States Ask Court to Keep…
  • Mar 25

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for March 25, 2015

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for March 25, 2015
    Press of Atlantic City: City of Atlantic City: 60 Day Report of the Emergency Manager BloombergBusiness: Prepa Said to Meet Creditors March 26 to Discuss Extension Wall Street Journal: Madoff Trustee Strikes $93 Million…
  • Mar 24

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for March 24, 2015

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for March 24, 2015
    Only Bad Karma for Retailer Karmaloop as it Files for Bankruptcy… Court Docket (Bankr. D. Del.): Declaration of Interim CFO of Karmaloop, Inc. in Support of First Day Motions Boston Business Journal: Kanye West among those looking…
Rank this Week: 37

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: 99

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Mar 26

    .SUCKS TLD Creates Dilemma for Trademark Owner

    .SUCKS TLD Creates Dilemma for Trademark Owner
    Well, as two Foley & Lardner attorneys point out, this might, in fact, suck: “March 30, 2015, is the opening day of the “sunrise” period for registration of domain names in the .SUCKS top-level domain (TLD)… the…
  • Mar 24

    Salary Wars Boost In-House Counsel Pay

    Salary Wars Boost In-House Counsel Pay
    A seasoned and skilled in-house attorney looking for work is a candidate worth fighting over, which fortunately for the lawyer can lead to better compensation. ; ; ; ; ; ; The post Salary Wars Boost In-House Counsel Pay appeared on…
  • Mar 23

    Whither the Bar Exam?

    Whither the Bar Exam?
    Last summer’s Multistate Bar Exam produced the lowest results in nearly a decade, spurring questions about test reliability and a search for alternatives. About 80… The post Whither the Bar Exam? appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
Rank this Week: 110

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

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

    Law school faculty diversity: The problem is not where you think it i

    Law school faculty diversity: The problem is not where you think it i
    Jim Lindgren: In “Measuring Diversity: Law Faculties in 1997 and 2013,” which can be downloaded from SSRN, I explore tenure-track law school diversity in 1997 and 2013. ... This study finds that... [[ This is a content summary…
  • Mar 20

    Corporate Social responsibility-The Policy Debate- A PowerPoint Deck

    Corporate Social responsibility-The Policy Debate- A PowerPoint Deck
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  • Mar 20

    Biz Law Prawfs on Twitter: The Updated List

    Biz Law Prawfs on Twitter: The Updated List
    Updated business law #professors on twitter list: http://t.co/gluOFWv36D … Glad to welcome @ProfessorOrozco (FSU Business) — Haskell Murray (@HaskellMurray) March 18, 2015 [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for…
Rank this Week: 111

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Mar 25

    Exclusive forum ... I sense a trend

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

    Fee shifting trenche

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

    Delaware appraisal amendment

    Delaware appraisal amendment
    Usually amendments to the corporate law are pretty sleepy affairs. This year is different. There's anti-fee-shifting legislation, In the slew of amendments generating interest this year, there's the new Chancery facilitated arbitration…
Rank this Week: 116

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: 121

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Congrats to Randy Gordon and Maks Del Mar!

    Congrats to Randy Gordon and Maks Del Mar!
    Maks's new book (co-edited with William Twining), which has an essay by my buddy Randy Gordon in it.  You can get the book here.
Rank this Week: 142

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: 145

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

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

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

    Delaware Court: Fee-Shifting Bylaw Does Not Apply to Former Stockholder

    Delaware Court: Fee-Shifting Bylaw Does Not Apply to Former Stockholder
    Editor's Note: Toby Myerson is a partner in the Corporate Department at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and co-head of the firm’s Global Mergers and Acquisitions Group. The following post is based on a Paul Weiss…
  • Mar 26

    The Benefits of Limits on Executive Pay

    The Benefits of Limits on Executive Pay
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Peter Cebon of the University of Melbourne and Benjamin Hermalin, Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. Work from the Program on Corporate Governance about CEO pay…
  • Mar 25

    Crossing State Lines Again—Appraisal Rights Outside of Delaware

    Crossing State Lines Again—Appraisal Rights Outside of Delaware
    Editor's Note: Daniel Wolf is a partner at Kirkland & Ellis focusing on mergers and acquisitions. The following post is based on a Kirkland memorandum by Mr. Wolf, Matthew Solum, David B. Feirstein, and Laura A. Sullivan. This post is…
Rank this Week: 176

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Mar 25

    Flipping Roles in the Securities Regulation Classroom

    Flipping Roles in the Securities Regulation Classroom
    Today, part of the assignment for my Securities Regulation students was to read a chapter in our casebook and, as assigned by me, come to class prepared to teach in a three-to-five-minute segment a part of the assigned reading. The...
  • Mar 25

    Despite Low Oil and Gas Prices, the Energy Sector Is Relatively Healthy

    Despite Low Oil and Gas Prices, the Energy Sector Is Relatively Healthy
    The Economist has a helpful brief outline -- here -- of why oil prices are so low. I continue to think that oil prices will stabilize in the $55-$65 range, but now that it's apparent that most Bakken oil is...
  • Mar 25

    Macaroni & Cheers!

    Macaroni & Cheers!
    Today marks my return to blogging after a brief (3 weeks) respite, and what better way to be welcomed back than with news of a mega-merger?!? Today, Kraft Foods, a publicly traded company, and H. J.Heinz, owned by Warren Buffett's...
Rank this Week: 182

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

Offers Delaware Chancery Court and Supreme Court updates. By Francis G.X. Pileggi.

http://www.delawarelitigation.com/
  • Mar 22

    Delaware Supreme Court’s Latest Iteration of Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing

    Delaware Supreme Court’s Latest Iteration of Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing
    Nationwide Emerging Managers, LLC v. Northpointe Holdings, LLC, No. 441, 2014 (Del. Supr., Mar. 18, 2015). This Delaware Supreme Court opinion is notable for at least the following reasons: (i) it provides the latest iteration of Delaware law…
  • Mar 22

    Default Judgment Entered Against Non-Appearing Defendant Director

    Default Judgment Entered Against Non-Appearing Defendant Director
    In re Puda Coal Inc. Stockholders Litigation, No. 6476, 2015 WL 935322 (Del. Ch. Mar. 4, 2015). This Delaware Chancery ruling imposed a default judgment against director defendants who reside in China. One decision in the several prior…
  • Mar 20

    Chancery Rejects Forum Non Conveniens Argument

    Chancery Rejects Forum Non Conveniens Argument
    Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB v. Caesars Entertainment Corp., C.A. No. 10004-VCG (Del. Ch., Mar. 18, 2015). This Court of Chancery decision is noteworthy for two main points that should be of interest to those engaged in corporate and…
Rank this Week: 179

The Wired GC

The Wired GC

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

http://www.wiredgc.com
  • Nov 7

    Lumen Legal’s Trends for 2014

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

    Forget BigLaw; Watch BigClient

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

    Lawyers and the State of Surveillance

    Lawyers and the State of Surveillance
    Early last year, I wrote this: Personal data privacy is an interesting issue for lawyers. For some, it’s part of their corporate practice. For most, it’s a confusing technological jumble, something they want to trust to someone…
Rank this Week: 171

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: 206

bevlog

bevlog

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

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog
  • Mar 19

    Tito Case Moves Forward, Not in Tito’s Favor

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

    Palcohol is Back

    Palcohol is Back
    Palcohol is back. After approval from out of nowhere about a year ago, and revocation of the same approvals a few days later, it is back. I have it on good authority that TTB has ironed out the kinks and approved the labels this week. Sen.…
  • Mar 1

    ARTAL: The Movie

    ARTAL: The Movie
    First there was ARTAL the list. Then there was ARTAL the blog post. And now, there is ARTAL:  The Movie. In which Oli tries to help you remember the power and pitfalls of the big list of Allowable Revisions to Approved Labels. In brief,…
Rank this Week: 211

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Mar 19

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

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

    William Baude, "Is Originalism Our Law?"

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

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

    Panel: "Ferguson and Beyond: Criminal Procedure and Police Killings"
    This panel was moderated by Professor Siegler and included Deputy Dean Ginsburg and Professors Huq, McAdams, and Randolph Stone. The event took place on February 4, 2015. It was presented by BLSA in partnership with the Law School and…
Rank this Week: 234

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

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

    Failure to Disclose Loans Among Affiliated Fund

    Failure to Disclose Loans Among Affiliated Fund
    Once you hear the words “inter-fund loans”, a compliance professional is going to sit up straight and be concerned. Anything “inter-fund” is an inherent conflict. That one fund is loaning another fund money is an…
  • Mar 20

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for March 20

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for March 20
    It’s finally Spring. Someday, all of this snow in Boston will melt. Someday. These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. The Fraudster Next Door by Scott Greenfield in Simple Justice Whether an…
  • Mar 19

    Drew Bowden Thinks Private Equity is a Great Busine

    Drew Bowden Thinks Private Equity is a Great Busine
    “I tell my son, I have a teenaged son, I tell him, ‘Cole, you want to be in private equity. That’s where to go, that’s a great business, that’s a really good business. That’ll be good for you.'”…
Rank this Week: 274

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: 266

South Carolina Retail &…

South Carolina Retail & Hospitality Law Blog

Covers legal trends for South Carolina retailers and hospitality-related entities. By Christian Stegmaier.

http://www.retailhospitalitylaw.com/
  • Jan 27

    Super Bowl Sunday and Social Host Responsibilities: Keeping the Party “In Bounds” and Safe

    Super Bowl Sunday and Social Host Responsibilities: Keeping the Party “In Bounds” and Safe
    If history is any indicator, this coming Sunday – like every Super Bowl Sunday before it – willPost by Chair Christian Stegmaierbe a big event in the United States.  It’s been estimated only Thanksgiving is a bigger day…
  • Jan 13

    New Year’s Resolutions: Don't let volunteer efforts become a legal hazard

    New Year’s Resolutions: Don't let volunteer efforts become a legal hazard
    A common New Year’s resolution is to volunteer.  In fact, www.health.comranks it as one of the top 10 healthiest resolutions one can make, as volunteering has been linked with increased levels of happiness and decreased…
  • Jan 6

    Restaurant Week Begins This Week in South Carolina

    Restaurant Week Begins This Week in South Carolina
    Starting Thursday, January 9, South Carolina will be participating in the 11-day celebration that is Restaurant Week. South Carolinian foodies will get a chance to enjoy a variety of exceptional dishes and amazing values during dinner from…
Rank this Week: 279

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: 290

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

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

    SEBI Amends Delisting, Takeovers and Buyback Regulation

    SEBI Amends Delisting, Takeovers and Buyback Regulation
    [The following post is contributed by Yogesh Chande, who is an Associate Partner with Economic Laws Practice, Advocates & Solicitors. Views of the author are personal.SEBI has with effect from 24 March 2015 amended the following…
  • Mar 24

    SEBI’s Restraint Order: Impact on Joint Account

    SEBI’s Restraint Order: Impact on Joint Account
    [The following post is contributed by Yogesh Chande, who is an Associate Partner with Economic Laws Practice, Advocates & Solicitors. Views of the author are personal.The author discusses a recent SEBI order regarding the scope of a…
  • Mar 23

    Role of the Regional Director in a Scheme of Arrangement

    Role of the Regional Director in a Scheme of Arrangement
    Mergers, demergers and other forms of corporate restructuring are usually effected through a scheme of arrangement that not only requires the approval of different classes of shareholders and creditors, but also the sanction of the relevant…
Rank this Week: 302

The Startup Lawyer

The Startup Lawyer

Covers entrepreneurship and startup companies. By Ryan Roberts.

http://startuplawyer.com/
  • Mar 18

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

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

    Crowdfunding as a last resort

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

    SXSW Happy Hours and Office Hour

    SXSW Happy Hours and Office Hour
    It’s that time of year again when a good portion of the startup world flocks to Austin Texas for SXSWi.  This year, I’ll be involved with two events: Dallas Drops the Mic — March 14th 6pm-8pm The official blurb…
Rank this Week: 309

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
  • Sep 9

    I’ve Been Writing For Years About “Don’t Talk To The Police”

    I’ve Been Writing For Years About “Don’t Talk To The Police”
    I’ve said it over and over again: Don’t Talk To The Police. But… If you don’t talk to the police, and you are not white, is this what happens?…
  • Aug 21

    “Just Shut Up And Take it?” No Way.

    “Just Shut Up And Take it?” No Way.
    I’ve written several times about how to deal with the police. I’ve raised the issue and flogged it until I’m hoarse. But I want to thank Sunil Dutta who wrote the Opinion in Sunday’s Washington Post. He makes my points…
  • Jul 8

    2 Things About The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision

    2 Things About The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision
    I. The Corporate Veil issue Normally, a corporation is an independent entity, separate and distinct from its owners. This has been recognized for (literally) centuries as the point of creating a corporation. [By the way, corporations are a…
Rank this Week: 312

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/
  • Mar 26

    Debunking the Myth of a Data Barrier to Entry for Online Service

    Debunking the Myth of a Data Barrier to Entry for Online Service
    Recent years have seen an increasing interest in incorporating privacy into antitrust analysis. The FTC and regulators in Europe have rejected these calls so far, but certain scholars and activists continue their attempts to breathe life into…
  • Mar 24

    Undermining Investment in Standard Setting by Weakening Patents: How a Recent Justice Department Business Review Letter Gets Things Wrong

    Undermining Investment in Standard Setting by Weakening Patents: How a Recent Justice Department Business Review Letter Gets Things Wrong
    As I explained in a recent Heritage Foundation Legal Memorandum, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) New Patent Policy (NPP) threatens to devalue patents that cover standards; discourage involvement by…
  • Mar 20

    FTC Staff Report on Google: Much Ado About Nothing

    FTC Staff Report on Google: Much Ado About Nothing
    The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that the FTC Bureau of Competition staff report to the commissioners in the Google antitrust investigation recommended that the Commission approve an antitrust suit against the company. While this is…
Rank this Week: 352

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Mar 22

    Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly February 2015 Issue

    Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly February 2015 Issue
    The Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly has published its February 2015 issue. Here is the table of contents: Articles Pamela Wicker, Neil Longley, and Christoph Breuer, Revenue Volatility in German Nonprofit Sports Clubs Wei-Wen Chang,…
  • Mar 22

    Herzig & Brunson: Racist Fraternities and Sororities Should Have Their Tax-Exempt Status Revoked

    Herzig & Brunson: Racist Fraternities and Sororities Should Have Their Tax-Exempt Status Revoked
    David J. Herzig (Valparaiso) and Samuel D. Brunson (Loyola Chicago) have written the Slate article Subsidized Injustice: Racist Fraternities and Sororities Should Have Their Tax-Exempt Status Revoked. Drawing on the Supreme Court's 1983…
  • Mar 22

    Crossley: Hospitals, Community Health and the IRS

    Crossley: Hospitals, Community Health and the IRS
    Mary Crossley (Pittsburgh) has posted Health and Taxes: Hospitals, Community Health and the IRS on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The Affordable Care Act created new conditions of federal tax exemption for nonprofit hospitals, including a…
Rank this Week: 360

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Mar 26

    Fifth Circuit Reverses District Court's Order Vacating Arbitral Award

    Fifth Circuit Reverses District Court's Order Vacating Arbitral Award
    BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) and Alstom Transportation, Inc. (Alstom) had a Maintenance Agreement that included an arbitration clause. BNSF notified Alstom that it was eliminating locomotives from its active fleet, which triggered a clause in…
  • Mar 25

    New in Print

    New in Print
    Adi Ayal & Uri Benoliel, Revitalizing the Case for Good Cause Statutes: The Role of Review Sites, 19 Stan. J.L. Bus. & Fin. 331 (2014) Aditi Bagchi, The Political Economy of Regulating Contract, 62 Am. J. Comp. L. 687-738 (2014)....
  • Mar 24

    Guest Post - Tina Stark on Contract Drafting at the Intersection of Law and Busine

    Guest Post - Tina Stark on Contract Drafting at the Intersection of Law and Busine
    The following guest post is from Tina Stark, a Professor in the Practice of Law (retired) and the Founding Executive Director of Emory's Center for Transactional Law and Practice. Tina is one of the pioneers of teaching transactional skills…
Rank this Week: 386

Rush On Business

Rush On Business

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

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

    Franchiseless in Seattle?

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

    BIZ Luncheon Features Casey Niemann of AgriSync

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

    Agricultural Lawyers Join Brick Gentry Law Firm

    Agricultural Lawyers Join Brick Gentry Law Firm
    The Brick Gentry Law Firm is pleased to announce that three distinguished agricultural attorneys have joined the law firm effective February 2, 2015. Those attorneys include (click for bios): Eldon McAfee Erin Herbold-Swalwell Julia Vyskocil…
Rank this Week: 374

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

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

    SEC Adopts Reg A+

    SEC Adopts Reg A+
    Yesterday, the SEC adopted rules and forms under Section 3(b) of the Securities Act – known as “Reg A+” – as required by Section 401 of the JOBS Act. The 453-page adopting release was posted last night (so no law firm…
  • Mar 25

    SCOTUS’ Omnicare: Pleading Standard for Section 11 Clarified

    SCOTUS’ Omnicare: Pleading Standard for Section 11 Clarified
    We’ll be posting the oodles of memos on yesterday’s Omnicare decision by the Supreme Court in our “Securities Litigation” Practice Area. Here’s a recap from this Proskauer memo (& see this Cooley blog): The…
  • Mar 24

    Analyst Research: Comparison of FINRA’s Proposed Equity & Debt Rule

    Analyst Research: Comparison of FINRA’s Proposed Equity & Debt Rule
    This MoFo blog by Nilene Evans & Stephanie Uhrig is useful: In November 2014, and further amended in February 2015, FINRA announced a comprehensive revision of the equity research rule currently numbered as NASD Rule 2711 and proposed a…
Rank this Week: 422

In-house Access

In-house Access

Covers corporate counsel best practices. By the Association of Corporate Counsel.

http://www.inhouseaccess.com/
  • Mar 24

    Using Non-compete Provisions to Avoid Employee Flight Risk

    Using Non-compete Provisions to Avoid Employee Flight Risk
    Guest blogger: Anthony Palazzo is general counsel for a private holding in Durham, N.C. Palazzo is also a member of ACC Research Triangle Area. Few situations are more disturbing to a general counsel (GC) than when a senior executive resigns…
  • Mar 19

    New to Health Law In-house? Some Tips from the Trenche

    New to Health Law In-house? Some Tips from the Trenche
    Guest blogger: Jane A. Orenstein is Director of Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Services at Delta Dental of Washington. She is also co-secretary of the ACC Health Law Committee. She can be reached at jorenstein@DeltaDentalWA.com. In April…
  • Mar 5

    Data Breaches: In the News and in the ACC Chief Legal Officers (CLO) 2015 Survey Result

    Data Breaches: In the News and in the ACC Chief Legal Officers (CLO) 2015 Survey Result
    Guest Blogger: K Royal is privacy counsel at Align Technology, Inc. She is also the co-secretary of the ACC Health Law Committee. She can be reached at kroyal@aligntech.com. If you pay attention to any type of information sharing –…
Rank this Week: 444

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

Covers business, employment, trust & estates family, real estate, regulatory compliance and utility law. By Sullivan & Ward, PC.

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Mar 19

    Interactive Process in Action

    Interactive Process in Action
    If you’re not sure what the interactive process is supposed to look like under the ADA, peruse the facts of the 8th Circuit’s decision in Minnihan v. Mediacom.  I’m also going to summarize the facts below, but if you…
  • Mar 17

    Thinking about selling For Sale By Owner?

    Thinking about selling For Sale By Owner?
    With both interest rates and home inventory starting the year at lows we haven't seen in a long time, this may be the best opportunity for you to sell your home for the most profit.  Most people hire a Realtor to help them through the…
  • Mar 2

    Grandparent and Great-Grandparent Visitation

    Grandparent and Great-Grandparent Visitation
    I am frequently asked about grandparent and/or great-grandparent visitation.  Iowa Code Section 600C.1 discusses the circumstances in which a grandparent and/or great-grandparent may petition the court for visitation with a grandchild…
Rank this Week: 429

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 413

The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

Covers licensing, permitting, advertising, labeling and distribution issues affecting the brewing industry. By Reiser Legal LLC.

http://brewerylaw.com
  • Mar 3

    Avoiding a Brewery Trademark Dispute: Here’s How.

    Avoiding a Brewery Trademark Dispute: Here’s How.
    The latest brewery trademark dispute has the same notes, just a different rhythm. This time the matter involves Austin, Texas-based brewery Oasis and the much larger New Belgium. I spoke with Ronnie Crocker at the Houston Chronicle, who wrote…
  • Feb 18

    The 2015 Beer Tax Bills: Insight and Coverage

    The 2015 Beer Tax Bills: Insight and Coverage
    I want to point you to excellent reporting by Chris Drosner (aka the Beer Baron) over at the Wisconsin State Journal on the potential impact of the two competing beer tax bills. Check out his article here. We covered the Beer…
  • Feb 16

    TTB Compliance: Brewery Tax-Determined Beer Note

    TTB Compliance: Brewery Tax-Determined Beer Note
    Here’s an overview of some TTB brewery requirements related to tax determination. We regularly hear from start-up breweries concerned about complying with TTB’s tax-determination requirements and this is understandable, as the…
Rank this Week: 404

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage…

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

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

    New tax on alcohol sales in Boston proposed

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

    BYOB in Boston?

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

    Northampton Seeks Additional License

    Northampton Seeks Additional License
    The Northampton City Council agreed to adopt a resolution to create 5 new liquor licenses for 5 existing businesses. Mayor David Narkewicz hopes this is the first step in getting rid of the quota system, and giving local city and towns (like…
Rank this Week: 440

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: 420

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

Covers mergers & acquisitions. From editor Broc Romanek, who is also editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net.

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
Rank this Week: 528

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

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

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Mar 26

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

    Did The Judge’s Ruling Truly Decimate The Defendant’s Contention?
    Yesterday’s post concerned Justice M. Kathleen Butz’ recent holding in Yee v. Am. Nat’l Ins. Co., 2015 Cal. App. LEXIS 257 (Cal. Ct. App. 2015).  The case involved the California Controller’s attempt to examine…
  • Mar 25

    Controller Must Still “Look To Find A Reason To Believe”

    Controller Must Still “Look To Find A Reason To Believe”
    Last month, I wrote about reports that the SEC is seeking years of employment agreements, nondisclosure agreements and other documents in an effort to ferret out possible restraints on whistleblowers.  See Is Anything…
  • Mar 24

    Should The SEC Adopt Governance Principles (For Itself)?

    Should The SEC Adopt Governance Principles (For Itself)?
    When I served as Commissioner of Corporations for the State of California, I was sometimes asked about the other Commissioners.  However, I never concerned myself with the “other Commissioners” because there were no other…
Rank this Week: 503

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

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

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Mar 25

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

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

    Flimsy Opinions and Securities Fraud

    Flimsy Opinions and Securities Fraud
    False opinions Giving a knowingly false opinion about a public company can expose the company and its insiders to liability for securities fraud under federal law. But what about an opinion that they truly believe but for which they have...
  • Mar 22

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 1: Busting Lease

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 1: Busting Lease
    The collapse in oil prices since June 2014, and the significant drop in prices of natural gas, have put tremendous pressures on relationships in the industry. The stresses -- between operators and non-operators, lessees and royalty owners,…
Rank this Week: 534

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: 529

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Mar 24

    Confidentiality in Buying and Selling a Florida Busine

    Confidentiality in Buying and Selling a Florida Busine
    The process of buying and selling a Florida business is usually done through confidential deals. The most common reason for this is because the seller of the business does not want to scare their customers or employees. The confidential…
  • Mar 19

    Not Disclosing Your Past Could Be Immigration Fraud

    Not Disclosing Your Past Could Be Immigration Fraud
    A 67-year-old Chicago woman was convicted of immigration fraud last year for lying on her Citizenship application.  Rasemieh Odeh was convicted for bombings in Israel, including one that killed two college students, over 20 years ago.…
  • Mar 17

    Florida Homestead Exemption for Property Taxe

    Florida Homestead Exemption for Property Taxe
    In Florida, homestead exemptions to property taxes grow as homeowners stay put, and according to a RealtyTrac report, homeowners who have been in their homes for 20 years pay an average of $650 less in property taxes than homeowners who have…
Rank this Week: 557

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: 548

US Law Watch

US Law Watch

Provides US legal and regulatory information. By BNA International.

http://www.uslawwatch.com
Rank this Week: 594

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: 546

Federal Securities Law Blog

Federal Securities Law Blog

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

http://www.fedseclaw.com/
  • Mar 25

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

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

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

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

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

    Once again, House takes up bill governing M&A broker
    HR 686, The Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales & Brokerage Simplification Act, was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Feb. 3, 2015. This bill is identical to HR 2274, which was passed unanimously in the U.S. House…
Rank this Week: 659