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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: 6

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 15

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: 36

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
  • May 29

    Fed, FDIC, and “Not Credible” Resolution Plan

    Fed, FDIC, and “Not Credible” Resolution Plan
    [On April 13, 2016], the Federal Reserve and the FDIC provided feedback on the 2015 resolution plans filed by the eight “first-wave” domestic filers, and issued Guidance to govern their 2017 resolution plans. Most significantly,…
  • May 28

    CFPB and Class Action Arbitration

    CFPB and Class Action Arbitration
    On May 5, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a 377-page notice of proposed rulemaking that would prohibit, going forward, banks and a variety of other companies from including in contracts arbitration clauses that…
  • May 27

    Weekly Roundup: May 20–May 26, 2016

    Weekly Roundup: May 20–May 26, 2016
    Creditor Rights, Claims Enforcement, and Bond Returns in Mergers and Acquisitions Posted by Luc Renneboog, Tilburg University, on Friday, May 20, 2016 Tags: Bankruptcy, Bondholders, Bonds, Credit exposure, Cross-border transactions, Debt,…
Rank this Week: 55

The Startup Lawyer

The Startup Lawyer

Covers entrepreneurship and startup companies. By Ryan Roberts.

http://startuplawyer.com/
  • May 18

    Accelerator Investments Should Be Convertible Equity

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

    Tech Wildcatters Pitch Day May 2016

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

    Right of First Refusal in Company Bylaw

    Right of First Refusal in Company Bylaw
    A Right of First Refusal provision provides a startup with the right to step in place of a prospective 3rd party purchaser when a current stockholder desires to sell their stock. That is, the startup has the right to purchase and redeem any…
Rank this Week: 73

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/
  • Apr 26

    Charter-Time Warner Cable merger gets approval

    Charter-Time Warner Cable merger gets approval
    Two weeks after California recommended approval of the Charter-Time Warner Cable deal, now the DOJ/FCC have also cleared the way for that deal to close - but with conditions. On April 12, California administrative law judge recommend approval…
  • Apr 25

    New M&A Casebook

    New M&A Casebook
    I'm happy to announce the publication of a new casebook: Hill, Quinn, and Davidoff Solomon's Mergers and Acquisitions: Law, Theory, and Practice: Being an M&A practitioner or litigator requires not only a knowledge of the law—the…
  • Apr 13

    The end of the letter opinion?

    The end of the letter opinion?
    Over at The Chancery Daily, they have observed something interesting. There is has been a decline in letter opinions from the Chancery Court. I'd share some links, but The Chancery Daily is a newsletter, so you'll just have to pay...
Rank this Week: 106

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/
  • May 29

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (May 29, 2016)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (May 29, 2016)
    Is "the time ... ripe for the development of shareholder duties on the part of institutional investors"? https://t.co/xqMSPVf7Ee #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) May 23, 2016 "Ayn ... Rand’s villains were just as…
  • May 28

    Delaware Bill Proposes Appraisal Right Restriction

    Delaware Bill Proposes Appraisal Right Restriction
    A former law student of mine who practices in Delaware just alerted me to this Delaware Online article. The article describes the proposed bill as follows: House Bill 371 would restrict the number of corporate shareholders who can petition…
  • May 28

    Roseanne’s Lessons for Corporate Manager

    Roseanne’s Lessons for Corporate Manager
    Public companies are required to report certain material events within 4 business days on Form 8-K. These events include such matters as the departure of directors or officers, the disposition of assets, or material impairment of assets. In…
Rank this Week: 114

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • May 28

    Etude Cabernet Sauvignon (Oakville) 2004 with duck fried cauliflower "rice"

    Etude Cabernet Sauvignon (Oakville) 2004 with duck fried cauliflower "rice"
    Dinner tonight was duck fried "rice," with the rice in scare quotes because it was mostly riced cauliflower left over from last night. I started with two Muscovy duck breasts left over from Helen's... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • May 27

    Château Sociando-Mallet (Haut-Médoc) 1986 with rack of lamb and cauliflower "rice"

    Château Sociando-Mallet (Haut-Médoc) 1986 with rack of lamb and cauliflower "rice"
    Stuffed Rack of Lamb 1 rack of lamb, frenched ~ ⅓ cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and minced (I like Bella Sun Luci ) 1 tablespoon basil pesto (I like Seggiano ) 1 clove garlic, minced Hold a... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • May 27

    John Engler versus activist shareholder

    John Engler versus activist shareholder
    Anyone with $2,000 of stock can submit proposals and keep CEOs distracted, writes @BizRoundtable's John Engler: https://t.co/eEMfHTgBEg — WSJ Editorial Page (@WSJopinion) May 27, 2016 [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
Rank this Week: 119

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 164

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: 160

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • May 26

    The DOL’s Final FLSA Overtime Exemption Rule: What Employers Must Do Now (Free CLE Webinar, 6/1)

    The DOL’s Final FLSA Overtime Exemption Rule: What Employers Must Do Now (Free CLE Webinar, 6/1)
    Practical Law, an InhouseBlog advertiser, has an upcoming webinar that provides free CLE in a number of states: Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. ET Join Practical Law and the Wage & Hour Defense Institute…
  • May 24

    Mid-Tier Law Firms Took a Hit in 2015

    Mid-Tier Law Firms Took a Hit in 2015
    If 2015 was a slow year for top 100 U.S. law firms, it was an even worse year for the next level down. On Monday, the American Lawyer issued its annual financial ranking of the largest 101-200 U.S The post Mid-Tier Law Firms Took a Hit in…
  • May 23

    The Non-Lawyer Firm Ownership Debate Is Officially Closed, For Now

    The Non-Lawyer Firm Ownership Debate Is Officially Closed, For Now
    There was no funeral, but the prospect that the American Bar Association would consider non-lawyer ownership of firms at its annual meeting this summer has quietly died. The ABA’s House of Delegates needed to…
Rank this Week: 185

In-house Access

In-house Access

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

http://www.inhouseaccess.com/
  • May 19

    ACC Middle East, Legal Week Present Corporate Counsel Middle East Award

    ACC Middle East, Legal Week Present Corporate Counsel Middle East Award
    Last week, ACC Middle East and Legal Week presented the fifth annual Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards in Dubai. ACC Middle East President Elias Hayek, vice president, legal, EAME Division, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, led the…
  • May 12

    Compliance via Smartphone – Stop Fighting It!

    Compliance via Smartphone – Stop Fighting It!
    Guest bloggers: Andy Hinton is vice president, ethics and compliance at Google, Inc. in Mountain View, Calif. Ted Banks is partner at Scharf Banks Marmor LLC and former chief counsel, global compliance at Kraft Foods. It wasn’t too many…
  • May 9

    How Working In-house Differs From Private Practice

    How Working In-house Differs From Private Practice
    Guest bloggers: Jay Atkinson is corporate counsel and assistant corporate secretary at Leidos Inc. Danielle Carter is associate general counsel, ethics and compliance at Smiths Group. Sharla Toller is managing director at Major, Lindsey &…
Rank this Week: 175

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Throwback trade dress, Care Bears edition

    Throwback trade dress, Care Bears edition
    Newly added to my collection, the infringing Dan-Dee teddy with the functional tummy graphics:American Greetings Corp. v. Dan­Dee Imports, Inc., 807 F. 2d 1136 (3d Cir. 1986)http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • May 27

    NPR Marketplace on Oracle v. Google

    NPR Marketplace on Oracle v. Google
    I'm quoted in the story.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • May 27

    Transformative work of the day, political edition

    Transformative work of the day, political edition
    Rebel Girl: this pro-Clinton mashup was initially subject to a DMCA claim, but seems to have survived.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 200

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
  • May 13

    Martha Nussbaum, "Long Long Lives: Should We Want Them?"

    Martha Nussbaum, "Long Long Lives: Should We Want Them?"
    Today, as our capacity to prolong life increases, people dispute whether indefinite prolongation could possibly be good. A leading bioethicist, Ezekiel Emanuel (brother of Rahm) has written that we should all want to die at 75! I'll…
  • May 12

    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma"

    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma"
    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma: How to Secure Accountability for Crimes Against Humanity by a Recalcitrant Nuclear State?" Michael Kirby was a Justice of the High Court of Australia (1996-2009), the nation's highest appellate…
  • May 2

    Justin Driver, "The Southern Manifesto in Myth and Memory"

    Justin Driver, "The Southern Manifesto in Myth and Memory"
    Justin Driver is Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law and Herbert and Marjorie Fried Research Scholar. His principal research interests include constitutional law, constitutional theory, and the intersection of race with legal institutions. Prior…
Rank this Week: 205

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: 293

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/
  • May 26

    Taking Action That Affects The Shareholder Vote? Expect the “Gimlet Eye”

    Taking Action That Affects The Shareholder Vote? Expect the “Gimlet Eye”
    Here’s the intro for this Orrick memo: On May 19, 2016, the Delaware Chancery Court preliminarily enjoined the directors of Cogentix Medical from reducing the size of the company’s board because, under the facts presented, there…
  • May 25

    Transcript: “M&A Research – Nuts & Bolts”

    Transcript: “M&A Research – Nuts & Bolts”
    We have posted the transcript for our recent webcast: “M&A Research: Nuts & Bolts.”
  • May 24

    Private Deal Terms Study

    Private Deal Terms Study
    In this 101-page study, SRS Acquiom analyzes the deal terms of 735 private-target acquisitions valued at $137 billion, to assist you in deal structuring and negotiation and bring you a robust view of the private-target M&A…
Rank this Week: 265

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: 281

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: 258

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/
  • May 28

    Illinois Court Refuses to Blue Pencil Non-Compete Agreement

    Illinois Court Refuses to Blue Pencil Non-Compete Agreement
    On interlocutory appeal, Brian argued the overly broad restrictive covenants invalidated his entire employment contract, therefore the trial court erred by enforcing any part of it, even granting narrower injunctive relief. On the…
  • May 26

    Oracle and Google Trial Continues with Testimony for the Key Witnesse

    Oracle and Google Trial Continues with Testimony for the Key Witnesse
    Google disagrees, saying the code it used was open source. In issues of copyright dispute, such as this one, there is a filtration courts can conduct to determine the uniqueness of the product in question. They take a full body of work (in…
  • May 25

    Partner Must Show Damages for Breach of Fiduciary Duties to Recover in a Lawsuit

    Partner Must Show Damages for Breach of Fiduciary Duties to Recover in a Lawsuit
    JAP accused Today’s Sushi’s owners of breaching their fiduciary duty by, among other things, hiring a new sushi chef and making him a limited partner without JAP’s consent, spending partnership funds on employee ski trips…
Rank this Week: 364

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
  • May 12

    Main Tito’s Case Dismissed

    Main Tito’s Case Dismissed
    The main Tito’s Handmade Vodka case has been dismissed, after 19 months of heated litigation. Details are not available so far. The main case was Hofmann v. Fifth Dimension, Inc. (first filed in state court in September of 2014 then…
  • May 12

    Main Tito’s Case Dismissed

    Main Tito’s Case Dismissed
    The main Tito’s Handmade Vodka case has been dismissed. The terms are not available so far. The main case was Hofmann v. Fifth Dimension, Inc. (first filed in state court in September of 2014 then removed to federal court in San Diego a…
  • May 10

    United Summer of Budweiser

    United Summer of Budweiser
    I keep hearing about a Bud label that is so overflowing with patriotic hues and cries, that there is no room for the term Budweiser. For example, this Chicago Tribune article, from just a few hours ago, suggests that the label is under…
Rank this Week: 347

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    SEBI’s Regime on Wilful Defaulter

    SEBI’s Regime on Wilful Defaulter
    Earlier this year, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) had issued a discussion paper that proposed tight curbs against wilful defaulters from accessing the capital markets. We had commented on the discussion paper in previous…
  • May 26

    RBI Permits Deferment of Consideration and Escrow Mechanism Under Automatic Route

    RBI Permits Deferment of Consideration and Escrow Mechanism Under Automatic Route
    [The following post is contributed by Abhishek Dubey who is a Managing Associate with BMR Legal, Delhi. The views expressed here are personal.]In continuation of its policy to rationalize the existing regime under the Foreign Exchange…
  • May 26

    Draft Guidelines for Development of Onshore Wind Power Projects: A Preliminary Analysi

    Draft Guidelines for Development of Onshore Wind Power Projects: A Preliminary Analysi
    [The following guest post is contributed by Alimpan Banerjee, who is an Associate at Luthra and Luthra Law Offices, New Delhi. Views expressed are personal.]The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (“MNRE”) has recently…
Rank this Week: 654

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

Swiss blawg covering a broad range of Swiss and international laws.

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • May 29

    Europäischer Datenschutzbeauftragter veröffentlicht Jahresbericht 2015

    Europäischer Datenschutzbeauftragter veröffentlicht Jahresbericht 2015
    Am 24. Mai 2016 veröffentlichte der Europäische Datenschutzbeauftragte (EDSB) seinen Jahresbericht für 2015. Der Volltext (auf Englisch) sowie eine Zusammenfassung (auf Deutsch) des Berichts sind online abrufbar. Der EDSB hebt…
  • May 26

    EU-Parlament: Geplanter EU-U.S. Privacy Shield „verbesserungswürdig“

    EU-Parlament: Geplanter EU-U.S. Privacy Shield „verbesserungswürdig“
    Gemäss Medienmitteilung vom 26. Mai 2016 ist das EU-Parlament der Auffassung, dass die EU-Kommission die Verhandlungen mit den USA zur EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Regelung „fortführen“ sollte, „um auf weitere…
  • May 25

    Öffentliche Urkunden: Bundesrat will elektronische Form zulassen

    Öffentliche Urkunden: Bundesrat will elektronische Form zulassen
    Gemäss einer Medienmitteilung des Bundesamts für Justiz vom 25. Mai 2016 will der Bundesrat die "Digitalisierung und die elektronische Archivierung in der öffentlichen Beurkundung prioritär vorantreiben". Zu diesem Zweck…
Rank this Week: 448

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • May 28

    Weekend Reading: Little Pink House

    Weekend Reading: Little Pink House
    In 2005, the US Supreme Court was faced with a challenge on the “public use” provision of the Constitution’s eminent domain protection. We know the government can’t take private property without just compensation. The…
  • May 27

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for May 27

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for May 27
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. Up Close and Personal: Individual CCO Liability – Part I by Tom Fox in FCPA Compliance & Ethics For when should a CCO have liability and should the…
  • May 26

    New Anti-Money Laundering Rule

    New Anti-Money Laundering Rule
    The U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s new customer due diligence rule requires covered financial institutions to collect information on the significant beneficial owners of customers that are legal…
Rank this Week: 637

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/
  • May 27

    Remarriage Protection

    Remarriage Protection
    Remarriage Protection Many lawyers proclaim to have remarriage protection in their estate planning documents, but few estate plans deal with these issues completely. A traditional trust that deals with remarriage will include language that…
  • May 4

    Prince – Estate planning

    Prince – Estate planning
    Like many deaths, the death of the legendary pop star Prince came as a shock and surprise for the world.  What shocked estate planning attorneys even more so is the possibility that Prince may have died without a will or an estate plan,…
  • May 4

    Prince – Estate planning

    Prince – Estate planning
    Like many deaths, the death of the legendary pop star Prince came as a shock and surprise for the world.  What shocked estate planning attorneys even more so is the possibility that Prince may have died without a will or an estate plan,…
Rank this Week: 411

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/
Rank this Week: 470

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • May 27

    Board Meeting: Ain’t Gonna Meet Itself

    Board Meeting: Ain’t Gonna Meet Itself
    In this 10-second video, Ehrlich from “Silicon Valley” has a board meeting that won’t meet itself: Happy Memorial Day! – Broc Romanek
  • May 26

    Auditor Independence: Unintended Consequences of “Loan Rule” Violation

    Auditor Independence: Unintended Consequences of “Loan Rule” Violation
    The disclosure in this Form 8-K filed by Invesco reflects a question posed to the Big 4 recently by the SEC Staff. This position by the SEC seems like it could ultimately impact clients of the Big 4 if a passive investor (eg. large bank)…
  • May 25

    Non-GAAP Measures: Are The New CDIs Kosher?

    Non-GAAP Measures: Are The New CDIs Kosher?
    The first thing I need to note is that I have moved up the date of our webcast – “Non-GAAP Disclosures: What Is Permissible?” – to Thursday, June 9th at 11 am eastern. Meredith Cross has joined the all-star panel too.…
Rank this Week: 489

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/
  • May 26

    Delaware Supreme Court Addresses Direct v. Derivative Claim

    Delaware Supreme Court Addresses Direct v. Derivative Claim
    The difference between a direct claim by a stockholder against a corporation as compared to a derivative claim, is a subtlety that even the most astute corporate litigator cannot always easily discern. Many Delaware court opinions…
  • May 15

    Chancery Addresses Nuances of Advancement Claim

    Chancery Addresses Nuances of Advancement Claim
    For those of us who follow the latest developments in the law of advancement claims for directors and officers, a recent transcript ruling should be of interest, due to circumstances not often addressed in advancement decisions that we have…
  • May 11

    Corporate Law Seminar

    Corporate Law Seminar
    I have been asked to provide information about the following seminar on corporate law at Rutgers Law School-Camden: The Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance is presenting a conference on corporate compliance on Friday, May 20,…
Rank this Week: 570

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/
  • May 26

    Congressional testimony on legislative reform proposals for the FTC

    Congressional testimony on legislative reform proposals for the FTC
    Earlier this week I testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade regarding several proposed FTC reform bills. You can find my written testimony here. That testimony was drawn from a 100 page report,…
  • May 25

    The Third Circuit pushes back on FCC’s unjustified rule on joint sales agreement

    The Third Circuit pushes back on FCC’s unjustified rule on joint sales agreement
    While we all wait on pins and needles for the DC Circuit to issue its long-expected ruling on the FCC’s Open Internet Order, another federal appeals court has pushed back on Tom Wheeler’s FCC for its unremitting “just trust…
  • May 25

    The Third Circuit pushes back on FCC’s unjustified rule on joint sales agreement

    The Third Circuit pushes back on FCC’s unjustified rule on joint sales agreement
    While we all wait on pins and needles for the DC Circuit to issue its long-expected ruling on the FCC’s Open Internet Order, another federal appeals court has pushed back on Tom Wheeler’s FCC for its unremitting “just trust…
Rank this Week: 490

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • May 26

    How to Make a Legal Rental Agreement

    How to Make a Legal Rental Agreement
    We get a lot of questions about rental properties and how to make a lot of money off of it. One of our best pieces of advice, whether you’re an experienced investor or just renting out your first investment property, is that it’s…
  • May 24

    Contract Glossary of Terms: UCC and Statute of Fraud

    Contract Glossary of Terms: UCC and Statute of Fraud
    This is a series of posts about contract terms to help you understand your business better. To see the previous post in this series, click this link: Post 1, Post 2, Post 3.  Post 4. Contract Glossary of Terms: UCC and Statute of…
  • May 19

    Theranos Investigation and Misrepresentation

    Theranos Investigation and Misrepresentation
    A recent investigation of the Silicon Valley “sweetheart” Theranos looks into what representations its founder, Elizabeth Holmes, made to investors and whether they amount to misrepresentation. This headliner gives us…
Rank this Week: 510

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • May 25

    Divided Loyalties? Defense Counsel in M&A Litigation

    Divided Loyalties? Defense Counsel in M&A Litigation
    What is the role of defense counsel in deal litigation? What impact does the involvement of “top” deal litigation firms have on lawsuit outcomes? And what will the impact on deal litigation be from the advent of forum selection…
  • May 24

    Under Morrison, U.S. Securities Laws Don’t Apply to Toshiba’s Unsponsored ADRs Purchased OTC in the U.S.

    Under Morrison, U.S. Securities Laws Don’t Apply to Toshiba’s Unsponsored ADRs Purchased OTC in the U.S.
    It has been nearly six years since the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark 2010 decision in Morrison v. National Australia Bank, in which the Court restricted the ability of shareholders of non-U.S. companies who purchased their shares…
  • May 23

    Two Cities in Canada

    Two Cities in Canada
    The D&O Diary was on assignment in Canada last week for meetings and to attend a PLUS Canadian Chapter event in Montréal. It was a short sunlit visit to our Northern neighbor, but it was just long enough for a bit of foreign…
Rank this Week: 668

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

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

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
  • May 25

    Update on DOJ Website Accessibility Regulations and Mobile Accessibility: Employer Consideration

    Update on DOJ Website Accessibility Regulations and Mobile Accessibility: Employer Consideration
    Our colleagues Joshua Stein, co-chair of Epstein Becker Green’s ADA and Public Accommodations Group, and Stephen Strobach, Accessibility Specialist, have a post on the Retail Labor and Employment Law blog that will be of interest to…
  • May 19

    Employers: DOL Final White Collar Exemption Rule Takes Effect on December 1, 2016

    Employers: DOL Final White Collar Exemption Rule Takes Effect on December 1, 2016
    Our colleagues Jeffrey Ruzal and Michael Kun at Epstein Becker Green have a post on the Wage & Hour Defense Blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the financial services industry: “DOL Final White Collar Exemption…
  • May 17

    OSHA’s Electronic Recordkeeping Rule: New Pitfalls for Employer

    OSHA’s Electronic Recordkeeping Rule: New Pitfalls for Employer
    Our colleague Valerie Butera, a Member of the Firm at Epstein Becker Green, has a post on the OSHA Law Update blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the financial services industry: “OSHA’s New Electronic…
Rank this Week: 418

New York Business Divorce

New York Business Divorce

Covers dissolution and other disputes among New York corporations, LLCs and partnerships. By Peter A. Mahler.

http://www.nybusinessdivorce.com/
  • May 23

    Partner Who Wrongfully Dissolved Partnership Hit With Whopping 66% Minority Discount

    Partner Who Wrongfully Dissolved Partnership Hit With Whopping 66% Minority Discount
    A minority partner paid a heavy price for wrongfully dissolving the partnership in an appellate ruling last week applying a 66% minority discount -- along with marketability and goodwill discounts and offsets for damages -- to the value of…
  • May 16

    A Potpourri of Partnership Breakup

    A Potpourri of Partnership Breakup
    The partnership form of business association largely has faded from the scene as a vehicle for commercial enterprises, in favor of LLCs and S corporations, but there remains a trickle of litigated cases involving partnership breakups, three…
  • May 9

    The Prohibition Against Using Company Funds for Legal Fees in Dissolution Proceeding

    The Prohibition Against Using Company Funds for Legal Fees in Dissolution Proceeding
    A recent decision by Justice Stephen A. Bucaria in a common-law dissolution case prompts a look at the rules governing use of company funds to pay legal fees in dissolution cases. Learn more in this week's New York Business Divorce.
Rank this Week: 659

Indiana Business Law Blog

Indiana Business Law Blog

Covers small business law. By Smith Rayl Law Office, LLC.

http://www.michaelsmithlaw.com/blog/
  • May 22

    Indiana’s New Series LLC Statute

    Indiana’s New Series LLC Statute
    In general, I think it's a good thing that Indiana has joined the dozen or more other states (plus D.C. and Puerto Rico) with series limited liability companies. The post Indiana’s New Series LLC Statute appeared first on Indiana…
  • Mar 2

    LLC Interests and a Member’s Bankuptcy, Part VII

    LLC Interests and a Member’s Bankuptcy, Part VII
    [The last in a seve-part series. The other articles in the series are here:  Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI.] With the bankruptcy courts’ inconsistent treatment of a debtor’s LLC membership…
  • Mar 1

    LLC Interests and a Member’s Bankruptcy, Part VI

    LLC Interests and a Member’s Bankruptcy, Part VI
    [The other articles in this seven-part series are here:  Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VII.] In the last installment of this series, we discussed a few of the bankruptcy cases in which the court, faced with a…
Rank this Week: 495

Law Blog

Law Blog

A blog of legal issues and discussions. By Sean R. Hanover.

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    Can you get a jury trial on a VA misdemeanor?

    Can you get a jury trial on a VA misdemeanor?
    From a Comment Board I am a member of: Do I have the right for a jury trail for a class 1 misdemeanor in Virginia? Also, what legal process can I do when some one comments perjury to get me arrested? Great questions! VA has a two step…
  • May 18

    Appeals -- summary judgment and evidence

    Appeals -- summary judgment and evidence
    When considering a summary judgment, the standard for review at the appeals level is "de novo" -- this is well established. However, what, if any, restrictions exist as to what evidence may be presented outside of what was originally show to…
  • May 18

    Notario Fraud - a discussion on what to do (this one is different!)

    Notario Fraud - a discussion on what to do (this one is different!)
    In the immigration community, you commonly hear about Notario's scamming innocent immigrants in the US. Often, the Notario is a not trained in law at all, and for a large sum of money, files the wrong papers and causes no end of trouble for…
Rank this Week: 558

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • May 17

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Proposed Limitations on Class-Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreement

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Proposed Limitations on Class-Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreement
    In what could cause a major overhaul in consumer contracts, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently proposed a ban on the use of mandatory arbitration clauses that prevent class action cases. The CFPB’s press release…
  • May 12

    Portfolio Recovery Associates settles TCPA Class Action for $18 Million

    Portfolio Recovery Associates settles TCPA Class Action for $18 Million
    Portfolio Recovery Associates recently settled a consumer class action lawsuit for $18 million for allegations of violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). This ends a multi-district litigation case arising…
  • May 10

    Raleigh Hit and Run Wrongful Death Attorney

    Raleigh Hit and Run Wrongful Death Attorney
    Hit and run wrongful death claims typically come with one of two distinct factual scenarios. In the first scenario, the at-fault, hit and run driver has been identified. In this situation, the Estate of the victim may file a lawsuit or seek…
Rank this Week: 454

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • May 12

    DTSA (Defend Trade Secrets Act) Requires Notice to Employee

    DTSA (Defend Trade Secrets Act) Requires Notice to Employee
    Until recently, trade secrets were solely a matter of state law.  However, on May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the DTSA, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016. Because of the DTSA, trade secret misappropriation suits with an…
  • Apr 13

    Are Dissolution and Cancellation the Same?

    Are Dissolution and Cancellation the Same?
    This post is about dissolution and cancellation of limited liability companies (LLCs) in California. It is based on an Avvo question that I answered. Please see What is the difference between a canceling or dissolving LLC? Dissolution…
  • Mar 9

    CA-RULLCA Receives Corrections Two Years Later

    CA-RULLCA Receives Corrections Two Years Later
    In RULLCA Brings New LLC Laws to California in 2014 , I explained how California’s version of the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (“RULLCA” or “CA-RULLCA” – Corporations Code Sections…
Rank this Week: 431

The Virginia Business Litigation…

The Virginia Business Litigation Blog

Covers news and updates in business litigation, IP, trademark, copyright law. By BerlikLaw, LLC.

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • May 9

    Teaming Agreements No More Enforceable than Letters of Intent

    Teaming Agreements No More Enforceable than Letters of Intent
    A “teaming agreement” is an agreement between two or more contractors to “team up” by combining their resources to bid on a major government contract, thereby increasing the likelihood of securing the work. Often, they…
  • Mar 27

    Remedies in Breach of Fiduciary Duty Case

    Remedies in Breach of Fiduciary Duty Case
    Earlier this month I wrote about the case of a dentist who had sued a consultant for breach of fiduciary duty and failed. The court in that case found that the allegations were insufficient to establish the existence of an agency…
  • Mar 5

    Agents Owe Fiduciary Duties to their Principal

    Agents Owe Fiduciary Duties to their Principal
    To state a plausible breach-of-fiduciary-duty claim in Virginia, a plaintiff must allege enough facts to prove (1) the existence of a fiduciary duty, (2) the breach of that duty, and (3) resulting damages. The first element—existence of…
Rank this Week: 629

CBL Business Law Blog

CBL Business Law Blog

Explores business law issues as they relate to SMEs in the UK and any international business wanting to trade in Britain. By Cousins Business Law.

http://www.business-lawfirm.co.uk/blog/
  • May 4

    What will a Brexit mean for SMEs?

    What will a Brexit mean for SMEs?
    Most voters say they don’t feel they have enough information to make a reasoned decision on whether or not to opt for a Brexit. The only ones who appear certain on the issues are the politicians on both sides who repeat so-called facts,…
  • May 4

    Tips for commercial landowners to avoid noise nuisance claim

    Tips for commercial landowners to avoid noise nuisance claim
    Commercial landowners should always take care to avoid claims for noise nuisance where any activity on their premises is likely to cause nuisance to neighbours. A recent case has highlighted the issues. In 2006 Mr and Mrs Peires bought a 6…
  • Apr 27

    Brexit: how your business contracts might be affected

    Brexit: how your business contracts might be affected
    If the result of the referendum due to take place on 23rd June is that the British people vote to leave the EU, what might be the consequences for your business contracts?    This article is not intended to be an argument in…
Rank this Week: 552

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage…

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.massachusetts-alcoholic-beverage-licensing.com/
  • Apr 28

    Dedham Selectmen Say No to Hooter

    Dedham Selectmen Say No to Hooter
    The Dedham Board of Selectmen have said no to a Hooters restaurant. The board voted unanimously to deny the controversial restaurant a liquor license transfer from Summer Shack, the establishment that previously operated at the proposed…
  • Apr 28

    BYOB Soon to Become Reality in Boston

    BYOB Soon to Become Reality in Boston
    The day when certain Boston diners can bring their own bottle of chardonnay or can of pale ale to their favorite neighborhood haunt drew closer this week with approval of BYOB by another city panel, as reported by the Boston Globe. The…
  • Apr 27

    Foxborough Liquor License Dropped From Town Meeting Warrant

    Foxborough Liquor License Dropped From Town Meeting Warrant
    There will be one less license request than expected at May's Annual Town Meeting. Tuesday night, the selectmen voted 4-1 to approve Article 17 which will allow the town to petition the state for two additional restaurant licenses for the…
Rank this Week: 560

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers California business law. By Richard G. Burt.

http://richardburtlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 21

    Here’s One Way Not to Pay Taxes – Legally!

    Here’s One Way Not to Pay Taxes – Legally!
    California charges a minimum franchise tax of $800 each year. This is a tax on the privilege of being a corporation. It doesn’t matter whether the corporation is profitable or even if it has any revenue. The state wants its ……
  • Mar 31

    FTB Tax Clearance Certificate

    FTB Tax Clearance Certificate
    When a business is required to deduct and withhold taxes and remit them to the Franchise Tax Board (FTB), a successor to the business can be responsible for paying the amount owing to the FTB  if the business does not pay ……
  • Mar 3

    Officer Liable for Restitution of Corporation’s Gains in Violation of FTC Act

    Officer Liable for Restitution of Corporation’s Gains in Violation of FTC Act
    In Federal Trade Commission v. Commerce Planet, Inc. (9th Cir. March 3, 2016) 16 C.D.O.S. 2355, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sued Commerce Planet, Inc., and three of its top officers for violating § 5(a) of the FTC Act, which…
Rank this Week: 419

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
Rank this Week: 433

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
  • Apr 8

    Special Events Permits Come to Washington Breweries!

    Special Events Permits Come to Washington Breweries!
    Good news from Olympia! Very soon, Washington Brewers will be able to get Special Events permits to expand the way they can sample and sell their beers. Thanks to House Bill 2605 (signed by the Governor on 3/31/16 and effective 6/9/2016),…
  • Dec 18

    TTB Ruling 2015-1: Exempt Malt Beverage Formula Ingredient

    TTB Ruling 2015-1: Exempt Malt Beverage Formula Ingredient
    Behold, more exempt beer ingredients (scroll down for the entire list)! TTB has just superseded and replaced the very important TTB 2014-4 ruling, in favor of TTB Ruling 2015-1. This new ruling adds more than fifty ingredients to TTB’s…
  • Dec 8

    Are Minors Allowed at a Washington Brewery?

    Are Minors Allowed at a Washington Brewery?
    If a Washington brewery wants minors on the premises, what does it need to do? The question comes up quite a bit. Can families spend time at a brewery? We’ve seen kids at breweries, but is it legal? Can we get into trouble? As the law…
Rank this Week: 572

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Jan 28

    U.S. Supreme Court limits "pick off" attempts in federal court: Campbell-Ewald v. Gomez

    U.S. Supreme Court limits "pick off" attempts in federal court: Campbell-Ewald v. Gomez
    In Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, ___ S.Ct. ___ (2016), the U.S. Supreme Court held that the defendant may not "pick off" the class representative by offering full individual relief under Rule 68. If the plaintiff rejects the offer,…
  • Oct 29

    New opinion on pre-certification discovery: CVS Pharmacy, Inc. v. Superior Court

    New opinion on pre-certification discovery: CVS Pharmacy, Inc. v. Superior Court
    In CVS Pharmacy, Inc. v. Superior Court (DeLuca), ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Sept. 15, 2015; pub. ord. Oct. 15, 2015), the Court of Appeal (Third Appellate District) reversed the trial court's order allowing a proposed class representative who…
  • Oct 28

    New opinion applies exception to Concepcion: Garrido v. Air Liquide Indus. U.S. LP

    New opinion applies exception to Concepcion: Garrido v. Air Liquide Indus. U.S. LP
    In Garrido v. Air Liquide Industrial U.S. LP, ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Oct. 26, 2015), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Two) declined to enforce an arbitration clause with a class action ban, finding the clause…
Rank this Week: 561

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: 517

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: 509