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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: 7

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 9

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: 50

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
  • Feb 12

    2015 Annual Corporate Governance Review

    2015 Annual Corporate Governance Review
    The stage for the 2015 proxy season was set early by the actions of the New York City Comptroller’s Office in sponsoring 75 shareholder proposals, with proxy access playing out as the dominant governance issue. The total number of…
  • Feb 12

    Weekly Roundup: February 5–February 11

    Weekly Roundup: February 5–February 11
    2015 Year-End Activism Update Posted by Barbara L. Becker & Eduardo Gallardo, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, on Friday, February 5, 2016 Tags: Board composition, Boards of Directors, Director nominations, Hedge funds, Management,…
  • Feb 11

    Top M&A Developments and Trends for 2016

    Top M&A Developments and Trends for 2016
    2015 witnessed an all-time high in M&A deal value at over $5 trillion, according to Dealogic. The high volume was primarily attributable to strategic megadeals that used stock as full or partial consideration, with healthcare and…
Rank this Week: 53

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Feb 12

    Competition Law in Latin America: A Practical Guide

    Competition Law in Latin America: A Practical Guide
    Julian Pena and Marcelo Calliari have edited Competition Law in Latin America: A Practical Guide. BOOK ABSTRACT: In the past few years Latin American countries have taken giant steps to reposition their competition authorities in the global…
  • Feb 12

    EU Competition Law: Current Issues in a Global Context Brussels, Belgium 20 May 2016

    EU Competition Law: Current Issues in a Global Context Brussels, Belgium 20 May 2016
    King's College Centre of European Law Conference in co-operation with Crowell & Moring LLP EU Competition Law: Current Issues in a Global Context Hilton Brussels Grand Place, Carrefour de l’Europe, 1000 Brussels, Belgium 20 May 2016,…
  • Feb 12

    Vertical Foreclosure in the Movie Industry

    Vertical Foreclosure in the Movie Industry
    Jaedo Choi, Yonsei University Yun Jeong Choi, Yonsei University and Minki Kim, Yonsei University Vertical Foreclosure in the Movie Industry. ABSTRACT: In this paper, we analyze the market foreclosure effects resulting from vertical…
Rank this Week: 64

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
  • Jan 22

    Jonathan Masur, "Deference Mistakes"

    Jonathan Masur, "Deference Mistakes"
    Suppose a court holds in the context of a habeas petition that a constitutional right is not yet “clearly established.” Can we conclude from this that the right does not exist? The answer, of course, is “no”—it…
  • Dec 31

    Tracey L. Meares, "Police Reform and Public Security"

    Tracey L. Meares, "Police Reform and Public Security"
    Keynote address for the University of Chicago Law School Legal Forum Symposium 2015: Policing the Police First published in 1985, the University of Chicago Legal Forum is the Law School’s second-oldest journal. The Legal Forum is a…
  • Dec 9

    Douglas Hallward-Driemeier & Daniel Hemel, "Insights from the Obergefell Supreme Court Arguments"

    Douglas Hallward-Driemeier & Daniel Hemel, "Insights from the Obergefell Supreme Court Arguments"
    "Standing Up for Marriage Equality: Insights from the Obergefell Supreme Court Arguments" Doug Hallward-Driemeier leads Ropes & Gray’s Appellate and Supreme Court practice. He has presented more than 60 appellate arguments,…
Rank this Week: 70

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Feb 11

    Eliminate the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    Eliminate the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    Alden Abbott reports: In my Heritage Foundation Legal Memorandum published yesterday, I call for elimination of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), on constitutional and economic policy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Feb 11

    Americans really are in a populist mood, if their attitude towards executive compensation is any evidence

    Americans really are in a populist mood, if their attitude towards executive compensation is any evidence
    Broc Romanek: Here’s the teaser for this new set of survey results from Stanford: Recently, the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University conducted a nationwide survey of 1,202... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Feb 11

    Obama administration to defy spirit, if not the letter of the Supreme Court stay

    Obama administration to defy spirit, if not the letter of the Supreme Court stay
    Michael Greve points out that: In two noteworthy instances—the President’s “deferred action” immigration plan and, as of yesterday, his “clean power” plan—the federal courts have told the... [[ This…
Rank this Week: 82

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/
  • Feb 12

    Negative Interest Rate

    Negative Interest Rate
    A while ago, I discussed the possible implication of negative interest rates on the definition of security. For those of you interested in the general topic of negative interest rates, today's New York Times has a very good discussion of...
  • Feb 12

    Running, The Olympic Trials for the Marathon, and the Practice of Law

    Running, The Olympic Trials for the Marathon, and the Practice of Law
    Even though I have never participated in a single Yoga class, I enjoyed my co-editor Joan Heminway’s Yoga Analogy Post from a couple weeks ago. Her post inspired this analogy post about running and the law. While I am not...
  • Feb 11

    Call for Papers- Journal of Ethics & Entrepreneurship

    Call for Papers- Journal of Ethics & Entrepreneurship
    Call for Papers Vol. 7, No. 1 (Spring 2017) Special Issue - The Ethics of Social Entrepreneurship Donald W. Caudill, Executive Editor (Godbold School of Business, Gardner-Webb University), invites authors to submitpapers for a special issue…
Rank this Week: 103

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/
Rank this Week: 183

The Startup Lawyer

The Startup Lawyer

Covers entrepreneurship and startup companies. By Ryan Roberts.

http://startuplawyer.com/
  • Dec 10

    Dual Class Common Stock Structure for Founder

    Dual Class Common Stock Structure for Founder
    A startup founder’s desire to hold equity better than plain-vanilla common stock isn’t new.  Several years ago, Series FF stock for founders was all the rage when it came to founder liquidity at subsequent…
  • Dec 8

    How to Survive a Co-Founder Divorce while at an Accelerator

    How to Survive a Co-Founder Divorce while at an Accelerator
    Accelerators can certainly help a startup reach new levels. But when the relationship between the startup’s co-founders is already on shaky ground upon entrance, the only thing the accelerator (by no fault of their own) accelerates is…
  • Dec 8

    Accelerators and Co-Founder Divorce

    Accelerators and Co-Founder Divorce
    Accelerators can certainly help a startup reach new levels. But when the relationship between the startup’s co-founders is already on shaky ground upon entrance, the only thing the accelerator, by no fault of their own, accelerates is…
Rank this Week: 192

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Covers Canadian legal forms. By Michael Carabash.

http://www.dynamiclegalforms.com/blog/
  • Jun 12

    Drafting a Will | Revoking and Altering a Will…

    Drafting a Will | Revoking and Altering a Will…
    Revoking a Will In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills. In a previous blog, I talked about what an “estate” is and what kinds of assets / properties go into it and what kinds of assets /…
  • Jun 12

    Formal Wills (Part 2): Formalities Required for a Canadian Will to be Valid

    Formal Wills (Part 2): Formalities Required for a Canadian Will to be Valid
    Formalities required for a Will to be valid In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills. In a previous blog, I talked about what an “estate” is and what kinds of assets / properties go into it and…
  • Jun 12

    Legal Wills: What is an Estate?

    Legal Wills: What is an Estate?
    Legal Wills | What is a deceased’s estate? In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills.  Everyone should have one, but they don’t.  Why?  Because people don’t want to be…
Rank this Week: 211

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/
  • Feb 12

    Firms and Fiduciarie

    Firms and Fiduciarie
    Scholarship on fiduciary law is enjoying a new burst of energy in the U.S., and I am grateful to be...
  • Feb 11

    Financial Regulation By Deal, Again

    Financial Regulation By Deal, Again
    How should we regulate the derivatives markets? Dodd-Frank gave the CFTC (and SEC, for securities derivatives) the power to act....
  • Feb 9

    Timothy Geithner's Semi-Charmed Life

    Timothy Geithner's Semi-Charmed Life
    Former NY Fed Chair, Secretary of Treasury, and tax scofflaw Timothy Geithner is in the news again. The now-president of...
Rank this Week: 238

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Feb 12

    How to Know When to Start Your Legal Job Search

    How to Know When to Start Your Legal Job Search
    Sometimes when you are in the thick of it, it’s impossible to take a step back and figure out when it is time to move on.  This post at The Law Recruiters Blog gives a bit of a humorous take on the subject: “We all know the…
  • Feb 11

    How In-House Lawyers Can Say No to Taking on More Work

    How In-House Lawyers Can Say No to Taking on More Work
    It’s not easy to say “no” in a busy law department or even if you are the only attorney working for an organization.  However, if you cannot do the work or do it efficiently, on-time and while fulfilling your other…
  • Feb 10

    The Profiles of Legal Interviews Gone Wrong

    The Profiles of Legal Interviews Gone Wrong
    I am certain that each of you have read countless articles on what to do in interviews and how to handle yourself throughout the interview process in order to get your dream job. In my almost 15 years at Major, Lindsey & Africa, I have…
Rank this Week: 245

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: 223

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/
Rank this Week: 283

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/
  • Feb 1

    Florida Firearms Law

    Florida Firearms Law
    Florida Firearms Law 101: Real issues taught by  Florida attorneys   Please help spread the word about or new Florida Firearms Law Class.   Below is a description of the class This class is designed for those who have…
  • Jan 30

    Protect Your IRA

    Protect Your IRA
    I just finished my new book Protect your IRA : Avoid the 5 Common Mistakes! Here is the Table of Contents The 3 Reasons Most People Experience Confusion with Their IRAs Don’t Just Focus on the Taxes Avoid the 5 Common Mistakes Common…
  • Jan 26

    Non Citizens and Florida Homestead

    Non Citizens and Florida Homestead
    Florida Homestead for Non U.S. Citizens is possible for two types of Florida Homestead exemptions. The first homestead exemption is tax based. If you live in your home  and you or your spouse or dependent child is a permanent resident of…
Rank this Week: 250

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

Covers constitutional law, copyright/technology, corporate law, criminal law, free speech, genetic testing, international law, national security and more.

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Jan 22

    Notice and Comment, Behavioral Economics, and United States v. Texa

    Notice and Comment, Behavioral Economics, and United States v. Texa
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on the Supreme Court’s certiorari grant in United States v. Texas: In many respects, the Supreme Court’s cert grant earlier this week in United States v. Texas was utterly unsurprising. The Fifth Circuit…
  • Jan 6

    Friedrichs, Free-Riding, and Life After the Agency Shop

    Friedrichs, Free-Riding, and Life After the Agency Shop
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel and UC Berkeley Jurisprudence & Social Policy Ph.D. candidate David Louk on next Monday’s Supreme Court oral argument in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association: The Supreme Court will soon decide…
  • Jan 1

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on taxes paid by the highest earners in the United States: The IRS released data this week on the 400 individual income tax returns with the highest adjusted gross incomes (AGIs). According to the IRS data,...
Rank this Week: 282

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/
  • Jan 21

    Higher Filing Thresholds for HSR Act Premerger Notifications and Interlocking Directorates Announced

    Higher Filing Thresholds for HSR Act Premerger Notifications and Interlocking Directorates Announced
    1. Higher Thresholds For HSR Filings On January 21, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission announced revised, higher thresholds for premerger filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976. The filing thresholds are…
  • Jan 14

    What You Need to Know About Mergers and Acquisitions Involving Government Contractors and Their Supplier

    What You Need to Know About Mergers and Acquisitions Involving Government Contractors and Their Supplier
    Volume 1 – The Structure of the Deal and Government Consent With today’s posting, we begin a ten-part series on unique issues that arise in connection with the acquisition or disposition of a company that performs government…
  • Dec 21

    FAST Act Speeds-Up Raising Capital

    FAST Act Speeds-Up Raising Capital
    On December 4, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, or FAST Act. Although primarily a transportation bill, the FAST Act also made changes to the federal securities laws as described…
Rank this Week: 277

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage…

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.massachusetts-alcoholic-beverage-licensing.com/
  • Nov 11

    Selectmen Seek Tougher Punishment For Framingham Bar

    Selectmen Seek Tougher Punishment For Framingham Bar
    In July, Framingham Police arrested the bartender at Railroad Six Sports Grill on drug charges. During the investigation, police identified a total of six liquor license violations. The owner Salvatore Bellone fired the bartender and…
  • Oct 20

    Alcohol sellers want cover to accept out-of-state license

    Alcohol sellers want cover to accept out-of-state license
    The Republican reports that wine and alcohol sellers are pushing for a change in state law that would allow them legal protection if they accept out-of-state licenses. "If someone's 21, has ID from another state that's legal, we should…
  • Aug 6

    Tedeschi's in Hanover Has License Suspended

    Tedeschi's in Hanover Has License Suspended
    Hanover Selectmen suspended the liquor license of the Tedeschi's on Columbia Road for three days, with two to serve, after the store sold alcohol to three underage teens using a fake out-of-state ID, according to Wicked Local Hanover. A…
Rank this Week: 267

The Antitrust Hotch Potch

The Antitrust Hotch Potch

Offers critical comments on EC competition law and policy. By Professor Damien Geradin and Nicholas Petit.

http://professorgeradin.blogs.com/professor_geradins_weblog/
  • May 1

    CNN Interviews on the Google case

    CNN Interviews on the Google case
    I had my 10 minutes of fame a few days ago when I was interviewed twice on CNN: http://edition.cnn.com/videos/business/2015/04/15/wbt-intv-lake-geradin-google-eu-antitrust-charges.cnn…
  • Apr 7

    Loyalty Rebates after Intel: Time for the European Court of Justice to Overrule Hoffman-La Roche

    Loyalty Rebates after Intel: Time for the European Court of Justice to Overrule Hoffman-La Roche
    My recent paper on the controversial Intel judgment of the CJEU can be found here. Abstract: In June 2014, the GCEU confirmed the Decision of the European Commission that condemned Intel for breaching Article 102 TFEU by adopting exclusive…
  • Mar 26

    Commissioner Vestager proposing an e-commerce inquiry

    Commissioner Vestager proposing an e-commerce inquiry
    Competition: Commissioner Vestager announces proposal for e-commerce sector inquiry Brussels, 26 March 2015 The European Commissioner in charge of competition policy Margrethe Vestager announced today at a conference in Berlin a forthcoming…
Rank this Week: 260

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
  • Feb 3

    PTO Doesn’t Buy That THC Stands for Tea Honey Care

    PTO Doesn’t Buy That THC Stands for Tea Honey Care
    The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) recently affirmed the refusal to register the mark THCTEA, holding that it is “deceptively misdescriptive” when used in connection…
  • Jan 27

    Don’t Be Fooled by Trademark Spam!

    Don’t Be Fooled by Trademark Spam!
    About five to ten times per year, we get a call from a client asking why the USPTO sent them an invoice for hundreds of dollars for their trademark applications. After a few minutes, it becomes clear what they are talking…
  • Jan 24

    Beer Cops, Another Side

    Beer Cops, Another Side
    I normally like The Wall Street Journal but wow a recent editorial about “The Craft Beer Cops” was a letdown. I am not sure it is even worthy of a college newspaper, or one of the Journal’s interns. I don’t see any new…
Rank this Week: 317

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: 302

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

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

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

    Hidden costs of trade mark registration

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

    Transitioning China into a global IP power

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

    Are bloggers journalists?

    Are bloggers journalists?
    Are bloggers and those who post in social media journalists are Australian law? The question has important legal implications. The answer varies greatly depending on the area of law or legal context. A great deal has been written on the…
Rank this Week: 308

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: 307

Small Government Contracts Blog

Small Government Contracts Blog

Offers legal news, notes and commentary of interest to small government contractors. By Steven Koprince.

http://smallgovcon.com/
  • Feb 12

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: February 8-12, 2016

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: February 8-12, 2016
    Love is in the air this weekend as Valentine’s Day approaches.  And even if that special someone isn’t the chocolate-and-flowers type, nothing says true love like giving the gift of the latest government contracting news and…
  • Feb 12

    SBA Affiliation Rules: 4.16% Minority Owner “Controlled” Company

    SBA Affiliation Rules: 4.16% Minority Owner “Controlled” Company
    An owner of a mere 4.16% minority interest nonetheless “controlled” a company within the meaning of the SBA’s affiliation rules because the company’s ownership was split among approximately 20 companies, each with an…
  • Feb 11

    GAO: No Protest Under Omitted FAR Clause

    GAO: No Protest Under Omitted FAR Clause
    A would-be protester had no valid basis to allege agency wrongdoing when the protester’s allegation was that the awardee would violate a FAR performance of work clause–but the clause was not included in the solicitation. In a…
Rank this Week: 339

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Feb 12

    How Animal Rescue Bears on Board Diversity

    How Animal Rescue Bears on Board Diversity
    Here’s something from Abby Jones, who recently retired from QEP Resources as corporate secretary: As I write this, my canine companion – who just a few months ago begged for scraps and dodged auto rickshaws on the bustling roads…
  • Feb 11

    This Survey Doesn’t Bode Well for Pay Ratio Disclosure

    This Survey Doesn’t Bode Well for Pay Ratio Disclosure
    Here’s the teaser for this new set of survey results from Stanford: Recently, the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University conducted a nationwide survey of 1,202 individuals — representative by gender, race,…
  • Feb 10

    SEC Chair White on Activism & Board Diversity

    SEC Chair White on Activism & Board Diversity
    This Q&A interview with SEC Chair White conducted by Wilson Sonsini’s Steve Bochner is more useful than the typical speech (here’s a summary from Ning Chiu). Here’s an excerpt from near the end: STEVEN BOCHNER: We have a…
Rank this Week: 353

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: 391

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: 488

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/
  • Feb 11

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (February 11, 2016)

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (February 11, 2016)
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 515 Simplification of Privacy Disclosures: An Experimental Test Omri Ben-Shahar and Adam S. Chilton University of Chicago Law School and University of…
  • Feb 11

    Emerging Payment Systems and the Primacy of Private (Contract) Law

    Emerging Payment Systems and the Primacy of Private (Contract) Law
    Is the public commercial law of payment systems being displaced by private contract law? The short answer is "yes." Recently, I had the opportunity to write an invited post for the CLS Blue Sky Blog, Columbia Law School's Blog on...
  • Feb 10

    Negligence Liability Releases, Delaware Planet Fitness Edition

    Negligence Liability Releases, Delaware Planet Fitness Edition
    On the subject of, again, releases for liability for negligence, a recent Delaware case, Ketler v. PFPA, LLC, No. 319 2015, examined one in the context of a Planet Fitness gym. The plaintiff was a member at Planet Fitness and...
Rank this Week: 464

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/
  • Feb 9

    Investigate Franchises Carefully Before Investing or Buying

    Investigate Franchises Carefully Before Investing or Buying
    In the Des Moines Register today there is an article about a food truck franchiser that allegedly got cross-wise with investors and franchisees. The article shows just how critical it is to perform due diligence when it relates to franchises…
  • Feb 2

    Iowa Caucus Wrap Up

    Iowa Caucus Wrap Up
    The Iowa caucus may be over but just so we wouldn’t lose all the media attention today we decided to have a snowstorm to keep media in our state for at least another day. As I predicted last week Ted Cruz end up victorious on the…
  • Jan 29

    Predicting Winners of the Iowa Caucuse

    Predicting Winners of the Iowa Caucuse
    The Iowa Caucus is this coming Monday, February 1, 2016. Many in Iowa claim to be happy when the caucus is over but secretly we like all the attention because Iowa only receives this kind of attention every presidential election cycle. So who…
Rank this Week: 425

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/
  • Jan 28

    Delaware Courts continue scrutiny of “disclosure only” settlements in M&A litigation

    Delaware Courts continue scrutiny of “disclosure only” settlements in M&A litigation
    On Jan. 22, 2016, the Delaware Court of Chancery released its opinion in In re Trulia Stockholder Litigation in which it rejected a “disclosure only” settlement of a shareholders’ suit challenging an M&A transaction.…
  • Jan 22

    Supreme Court to review insider trading case

    Supreme Court to review insider trading case
    The Supreme Court has agreed to consider something that lies at the center of nearly every insider trading case: what prosecutors need to prove an insider trading conviction. This case aims to determine exactly what benefits corporate…
  • Jan 6

    Article sheds light on practice of private equity

    Article sheds light on practice of private equity
    Andrew Ross Sorkin wrote an interesting article in Tuesday’s New York Times regarding the practice of private equity firms designating the legal counsel to be used by its lenders in a leveraged buyout financing. In other words, the…
Rank this Week: 479

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 12

    Rules of Engagement for Valentine's Day

    Rules of Engagement for Valentine's Day
    I talked about the rules of engagement for Valentine's Day in this YouTube video from Georgetown.The Note on which this is based can be found here.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Feb 10

    Reading list: Feminist values in the Archive of Our Own

    Reading list: Feminist values in the Archive of Our Own
    Casey Fiesler et al. have written An Archive of Their Own: A Case Study of Feminist HCI and Values in Design (CHI 2016), a paper about feminist principles and human-computer interaction in the Archive of Our Own.  As a noncommercial…
  • Feb 8

    From tarnished financial brand to ashy whiskey?

    From tarnished financial brand to ashy whiskey?
    This story about Lehman Brothers whiskey is ... well, it is what it is.  I'm not sure I've seen a similar use of an abandoned mark before.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 551

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 11

    Adoption of Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) by Banks, Insurance Companies and NBFCs – Effects of Transition and Potential Hurdle

    Adoption of Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) by Banks, Insurance Companies and NBFCs – Effects of Transition and Potential Hurdle
    [The following guest post is contributed by Arka Saha, who is a 4th Year B.A.LL.B. (Hons) & Executive Student in CS (ICSI) at National Law University Odisha (NLU-O)]To bring about systemic convergence of financial reporting standards in…
  • Feb 10

    Retrospective Amendments to the Payment Of Bonus Act

    Retrospective Amendments to the Payment Of Bonus Act
    [The following post is contributed by Bhushan Shah  from Mansukhlal Hiralal & Company]The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 (“Bonus Act”) requires the payment of compulsory bonus to certain employees of an establishment…
  • Feb 10

    FDI in Marketplace Model – New Proposal for E-commerce

    FDI in Marketplace Model – New Proposal for E-commerce
    [The following guest post is contributed by Ananya Banerjee, a 5th Year Student of University of Calcutta, Department of Law] Press Trust of India has reportedon February 9, 2016 that the government is considering permitting 100% FDI in the…
Rank this Week: 664

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/
  • Feb 9

    Time to Get Rid of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    Time to Get Rid of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    In my Heritage Foundation Legal Memorandum published yesterday, I call for elimination of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), on constitutional and economic policy grounds.  As I explain: The new Consumer Financial…
  • Feb 5

    Anticompetitive Regulations Highlighted in the 2016 Heritage Index of Economic Freedom (Also, the U.S. Continues to Slip)

    Anticompetitive Regulations Highlighted in the 2016 Heritage Index of Economic Freedom (Also, the U.S. Continues to Slip)
    The Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom is an annual data compilation that provides an ordinal ranking of economic freedom in nations throughout the world, based on such country-specific measures of economic liberty as…
  • Feb 4

    ICLE files an Amicus Brief In Fox v. Aereo Killer

    ICLE files an Amicus Brief In Fox v. Aereo Killer
    On Wednesday, the International Center for Law & Economics, along with the Competitive Enterprise Institute, filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals supporting the appellants in Fox Television Stations, Inc. v. Aereo…
Rank this Week: 663

In-house Access

In-house Access

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

http://www.inhouseaccess.com/
  • Feb 8

    Financial Incentive for Arbitrators to Make Timely Decision

    Financial Incentive for Arbitrators to Make Timely Decision
    Guest blogger: Theresa A. Coetzee is vice president & assistant general counsel at Marriott International, Inc. She is also a publication chair of the ACC Litigation Committee. She can be reached at theresa.coetzee@marriott.com. In…
  • Jan 27

    ACC Chief Legal Officers 2016 Survey is Out!

    ACC Chief Legal Officers 2016 Survey is Out!
    Taking the pulse of 1,302 general counsel (GC) and chief legal officers (CLO) in 41 countries, the ACC Chief Legal Officers 2016 Survey revealed that corporate law departments are spending more on internal budgets than on law firms or other…
  • Jan 18

    Let’s Stark the New Year Right – Updates to Stark Law

    Let’s Stark the New Year Right – Updates to Stark Law
    Guest blogger: Laurie E. Weinstein is managing counsel at The Permanente Medical Group, Inc. She is also the hospitals/providers subcommittee co-chair of the ACC Health Law Committee. She can be reached at laurie.e.weinstein@kp.org. On…
Rank this Week: 538

The Venture Alley

The Venture Alley

Covers business and legal issues for entrepreneurs, startups, venture capitalists and angel investors. By DLA Piper.

http://www.theventurealley.com
  • Feb 2

    Data Breach Incidents – 16 DOs and DON’T

    Data Breach Incidents – 16 DOs and DON’T
    Data breaches are expensive. They cost an average of $5.4 million each to US companies in 2011 for mitigation and remediation alone, while also causing significant harm to brand and reputation.  The first 24 hours after you discover…
  • Jan 14

    The Hot List: 2016 Proxy Season Trends and Action Item

    The Hot List: 2016 Proxy Season Trends and Action Item
    Article prepared by and republished courtesy of our colleagues Sanjay M. Shirodkar, David P. Lewis and Louis Lehot; originally published here:…
  • Jan 8

    Unicorn Infographic and 2015 Trend

    Unicorn Infographic and 2015 Trend
    CB Insights created the below infographic on October 26, 2015 illustrating the rise of unicorn companies since 2011. This graphic is particularly interesting when viewed together with CB Insights’ blog post this morning…
Rank this Week: 660

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/
  • Dec 31

    Are inversions good for you?

    Are inversions good for you?
    A new paper suggests they are good for someone , but perhaps not you and me. Here's the abstract for Are Corporate Inversions Good for Shareholders?: In 2014 alone, U.S. firms worth over half a trillion dollars announced their intention...
  • Dec 9

    Millennial Rhapsody

    Millennial Rhapsody
    Kudos to LUMA Partners for their very creative re-creation of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. Seriously. It's above and beyond what one might expect for a closing dinner. I really enjoyed. But, if you listen to the lyrics closely, it's a very...
  • Dec 1

    RBC and the falling sky

    RBC and the falling sky
    No, no, no. The sky isn't falling. Yes, it's true that the $75 million damage award against RBC for aiding and abetting a duty of care violation by the board of Rural/Metro in connection with the company's sale was upheld,...
Rank this Week: 616

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: 637

Atlanta Business Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Business Lawyer Blog

Covers real estate, contracts and agreements. By The Libby Law Firm.

http://www.atlantabusinesslawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 669

Meeting the Sin Laws

Meeting the Sin Laws

Covers laws affecting adult entertainment, alcoholic beverages and other vice industries. By Cary Wiggins.

http://meetingthesinlaws.com/
  • Mar 6

    Michigan man files lawsuit over high price of movie popcorn

    Michigan man files lawsuit over high price of movie popcorn
    That’s the title of this article, which appeared in yesterday’s Los Angeles Times (online). Potential Client: So anyway, after adding the hot butter (and up-sizing to an extra-large fountain soda), the bill was, like, huge!  Lawyer:…
  • Feb 22

    Davenport strip club to remain open

    Davenport strip club to remain open
    The Iowa appellate courts continue to impress me (for one). Radio Iowa reports here that the Iowa Court of Appeals‘ decision will stand:
  • Oct 26

    Is the consumption of liquor both a moral obligation and a sacred right?

    Is the consumption of liquor both a moral obligation and a sacred right?
    I doubt it. But don’t tell that to a group known as “Ethereal Enigmatic Euphoric Movement towards Civilized Hedonism, LTD.” That group sued the State of Idaho in federal court:
Rank this Week: 673

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    Legal Links – February 12, 2016

    Legal Links – February 12, 2016
    On Fridays, we compile and post Legal Links, a list of legal news, reported cases, community events and topics of interest to Lancaster residents and readers of the Lancaster Law Blog. The People Vs. O. J. Simpson. One of the first…
  • Feb 12

    How Important is Farming in Lancaster County?

    How Important is Farming in Lancaster County?
    Farming is more important to the economy of Lancaster County and Pennsylvania than you may imagine.  At the February 11 Ag Issues Forum, presented by the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mike Peachey and Lisa Riggs…
  • Feb 11

    Reflections on Leadership Lancaster – Part Two

    Reflections on Leadership Lancaster – Part Two
    As a proud member of the Leadership Lancaster Core Class of 2016, I will be posting periodic updates of my experiences in the program. Learn more about Leadership Lancaster at www.leadershiplancaster.org or feel free to contact me directly…
Rank this Week: 960

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/
  • Feb 12

    University of Central Florida Sued After Data Breach

    University of Central Florida Sued After Data Breach
    Various people connected to the University of Central Florida appear to be the victims of a cyber attack. The breach occurred over an extended period of time, but university officials made a public announcement about it on February 4, 2016.…
  • Feb 5

    Class Action Lawsuit May Bring Greater Transparency to PayPal

    Class Action Lawsuit May Bring Greater Transparency to PayPal
    PayPal may soon bring to an end an ongoing class action lawsuit that it has been fighting since 2010. Parties to the case, known as Zepeda vs. PayPal, have reached a tentative settlement agreement over allegations that the online payment…
  • Jan 29

    California Bill Would Make Encrypted Smartphones Illegal

    California Bill Would Make Encrypted Smartphones Illegal
    Jim Cooper, a member of the California Assembly, has proposed bill AB 1681. The bill is designed to outlaw the sale of encrypted smartphones beginning on January 1, 2017. Any retailer who sells an encrypted phone to a consumer after that date…
Rank this Week: 902

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Feb 11

    5 Items that Require a U.S. Import License

    5 Items that Require a U.S. Import License
    An import license is a document that the U.S. government issues to give you permission to import certain goods into the country. Import licensing systems are governed by administrative agencies. Like other business compliance issues, import…
  • Feb 9

    Series: Contract Glossary of Term

    Series: Contract Glossary of Term
    There are a massive number of terms used to talk about contracts in the legal world. Most of these terms are legalese, meaning they are only used among legal professionals. We’ll spend a few posts translating a glossary of contract…
  • Feb 4

    3 Reasons to Customize Articles of Incorporation

    3 Reasons to Customize Articles of Incorporation
    Articles of Incorporation make up a document you file with a state when you start a business. It legally establishes the business and is required by statute. You don’t need Articles of Incorporation if you’re forming a…
Rank this Week: 748

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/
  • Feb 11

    Transcript: “Best Efforts Offerings – Nuts & Bolts”

    Transcript: “Best Efforts Offerings – Nuts & Bolts”
    We have posted the transcript for our recent webcast: “Best Efforts Offerings – Nuts & Bolts.”
  • Feb 10

    Director Pay: Nasdaq Proposes Golden Leash Disclosure Requirement

    Director Pay: Nasdaq Proposes Golden Leash Disclosure Requirement
    A few weeks ago, Nasdaq proposed a rule change that would require listed companies to disclose “golden leash” arrangements. As noted in this Dorsey memo, the proposed rule would require listed companies to disclose on their…
  • Feb 9

    Joseph Slights Tapped as Next Delaware VC

    Joseph Slights Tapped as Next Delaware VC
    Here’s news from this DelawareOnline article: Gov. Jack Markell has nominated former Superior Court judge Joseph R. Slights III to be the next vice chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery. If confirmed, Slights will replace Vice…
Rank this Week: 935

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Feb 10

    Cupid’s Arrow Strikes Lover in the Wallet

    Cupid’s Arrow Strikes Lover in the Wallet
    Revenge is a dish best served cold. In a recent case, a disenchanted suitor not only sued to recover gifts he made to his former lover but also reported those gifts to the IRS as income payments! See Diane Blagaich, TC Memo 2016–2.…
  • Feb 8

    Questioning a Witness: Poor Questions Versus Good One

    Questioning a Witness: Poor Questions Versus Good One
    When conducting direct examination, you generally can’t ask leading questions, i.e., ones that suggest a particular answer. Evid C §§764, 767(a)(2). And, of course, you can’t ask objectionable questions. For…
  • Feb 5

    Business Plan Basic

    Business Plan Basic
    Every business should have a plan—from tech start-ups to law firms. The process of creating a document that details the thoughts and ideas of the owners or founders of the business allows for a realistic appraisal of the business’…
Rank this Week: 812