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MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Jul 30

    MBBP Client DraftKings Raises $300M in Funding

    MBBP Client DraftKings Raises $300M in Funding
    MBBP Client DraftKings, the leading provider of daily fantasy sports announced on Monday, that Fox Sports will provide about $150 million for an 11 percent stake in the company.  Other investors include the Kraft Group, Wellington…
  • Jul 7

    IC-DISC Structure Provides Permanent Tax Deferral for Exporter

    IC-DISC Structure Provides Permanent Tax Deferral for Exporter
    Exporters, are you taking full advantage of an important U.S. export incentive to achieve Federal income tax savings, known as the Interest Charge Domestic International Sale Corporation or “IC-DISC”? If not, this short but…
  • Jul 6

    Summer Angel / Entrepreneur Panel – Registration Open!

    Summer Angel / Entrepreneur Panel – Registration Open!
    Pitfalls, Perspectives and Possibilities of Angel Investments – Register Today! With the proliferation of angel groups in the Boston area over the past several years, it has become increasingly challenging for entrepreneurs to navigate…
Rank this Week: 209

Delaware Chancery Law Blog

Delaware Chancery Law Blog

Covers corporate and commercial practice in the Delaware Court of Chancery. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawarechancery.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 2534

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/
  • Jul 30

    Rite Aid Shareholders Vote to Take Wind Out of CEO’s Golden Parachute

    Rite Aid Shareholders Vote to Take Wind Out of CEO’s Golden Parachute
    As noted in this Reuters article, last month, nearly 60% of Rite Aid shareholders supported a non-binding shareholder proposal at the company’s annual meeting that asks that the company to limit the CEO’s golden parachute. This is…
  • Jul 29

    Rural/Metro: Appellees’ Answering Brief & Cross-Appellant’s Opening Brief

    Rural/Metro: Appellees’ Answering Brief & Cross-Appellant’s Opening Brief
    We have posted the Appellees’ Answering Brief & Cross-Appellant’s Opening Brief in the Rural/Metro appeal (here’s a prior blog with other documents)…
  • Jul 22

    July-August Issue: Deal Lawyers Print Newsletter

    July-August Issue: Deal Lawyers Print Newsletter
    This July-August issue of the Deal Lawyers print newsletter was posted a few weeks ago – & also sent to the printers – and includes articles on: – Reflections on the DuPont Proxy Contest: What Happens Next? –…
Rank this Week: 349

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Jul 29

    Do Not Waste a Second Chance by Violating Your Probation

    Do Not Waste a Second Chance by Violating Your Probation
    Violating Your Parole When granted parole after being a victim of a crime, you have to adhere to a set of strict rules. In comparison to going to jail, these rules are not that bad. Violating any of these rules can lead to sever consequences.…
  • Jun 19

    Leikin Ingber and Winters PC Lawsuit? We Can Help

    Leikin Ingber and Winters PC Lawsuit? We Can Help
    With Debt Collection, Communication Can Cost You Are you currently being pursued in a debt collection action? Communication between the debt collection agency and yourself can mean more than you think. Collections agency and debt collections…
  • Jun 18

    The Case of the Vanishing Assets: Embezzlement

    The Case of the Vanishing Assets: Embezzlement
    Embezzlement Embezzlement is the act of dishonestly withholding assets for the purpose of theft. More specifically, embezzlement is financial fraud, an example of this would be a financial advisor who embezzle the funds of his investors. The…
Rank this Week: 982

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
  • Jul 29

    Introducing: Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board!

    Introducing: Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board!
    And just like that the Washington State Liquor Control Board has become the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. Here’s Reiser Legal’s warm welcome to the agency we know and love, under a fresh new moniker. I suppose…
  • Jul 16

    Can a Washington brewery make cider or mead? Can a Washington winery make beer?

    Can a Washington brewery make cider or mead? Can a Washington winery make beer?
    Breweries make beer. Wineries make wine (or, under their license, other emerging products such as cider and mead). But what about the reverse? Can a Washington brewery produce wine, cider, and mead? Or, can a Washington winery produce beer?…
  • May 28

    TTB Brewer’s Bond Amount: How Much of a Bond Does a Brewery Need?

    TTB Brewer’s Bond Amount: How Much of a Bond Does a Brewery Need?
    What TTB brewer’s bond amount does a brewery need? Learn the essentials—calculating the right brewer’s bond amount, and choosing the right kind of bond. What brewer’s bond amount does a brewery need? It’s a…
Rank this Week: 1241

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

Covers business law. By Law Offices of Tony T. Liu.

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Do You Own the Software on the Computer That You Drive?

    Do You Own the Software on the Computer That You Drive?
    When you buy a computer, you normally license software that runs on it, which allows you to use, but not modify, the software. When you buy a car that contains a computer with software on it (which all modern cars do), do you own the software…
  • Jul 27

    Pacific Property Assets CEO Faces Trial for Alleged $115 Million Fraud Scheme

    Pacific Property Assets CEO Faces Trial for Alleged $115 Million Fraud Scheme
    Investors are always looking for ways to make a good return but with limited risk of loss. Pacific Property Assets (PPA), an Irvine-based real estate investment firm, claimed to be offering many such opportunities. They may have been part of…
  • Jul 22

    Broad Attorney’s Fees Language in Form Lease Results in Appeals Ruling for Tenant

    Broad Attorney’s Fees Language in Form Lease Results in Appeals Ruling for Tenant
    A contract clause allowing the winning party litigating a lease issue to be awarded attorney’s fees is not uncommon. If there is a lawsuit concerning a lease it will probably be the landlord suing to collect rent, which, if properly…
Rank this Week: 2895

Considine & Furey, LLP Blog

Considine & Furey, LLP Blog

Covers DUI, OUI, DWI law, and gaming law.

http://blog.considinefurey.com/
  • Jul 29

    Filing a Complaint with MCAD

    Filing a Complaint with MCAD
    Massachusetts Law prohibits discrimination in the workplace.  Sexual harassment is one form of discrimination that is prohibited by law.  The standards governing the prohibition of sex discrimination and sexual harassment in…
  • Aug 8

    Medical Malpractice in Massachusett

    Medical Malpractice in Massachusett
    Medical malpractice cases include (among others): Failure to diagnose or delay in diagnosis of cancer, heart disease, or other progressive and otherwise treatable diseases; Surgical errors, such as performing wrong-sided surgery, unnecessary…
  • Dec 13

    CAESARS SUES CHAIRMAN OF MASS GAMING COMMISSION

    CAESARS SUES CHAIRMAN OF MASS GAMING COMMISSION
    On December 11, 2013, Caesars Entertainment filed a lawsuit against Stephen Crosby, the Chairman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission claiming that the state’s top gambling regulator failed to disclose a potential conflict of interest…
Rank this Week: 3715

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • Jul 29

    UVTA Includes Important Provisions About "Insolvency"

    UVTA Includes Important Provisions About "Insolvency"
    Your ability to transfer assets for asset protection purposes depends to a great extent on whether or not you are “insolvent” at the time of a transfer.  Insolvency is generally defined in terms of your ability to pay your…
  • Jul 14

    Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act is Now the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act

    Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act is Now the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act
    In 2014, the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws adopted several amendments to the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act (UFTA).  Over 40 states have enacted some form of the UFTA, and most will likely in due course…
  • Jun 23

    Growing Awareness of Ohio as a Top Asset Protection Jurisdiction

    Growing Awareness of Ohio as a Top Asset Protection Jurisdiction
    It has been a little more than two years since Ohio became one of the top asset protection jurisdictions in the United States.  Many people -- including many attorneys--are still not fully aware of this dramatic development.  But…
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Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    When can I subpoena a corporate officer?

    When can I subpoena a corporate officer?
    I was recently asked a good question regarding corporate law. I thought I would share my answer here: In Virginia I have a case where the named defendant is a corporation. We would like to depose the president of that company. My first…
  • Jul 19

    An Offer in Compromise. The trick to filing an IRS-656.

    An Offer in Compromise. The trick to filing an IRS-656.
    I just finished another 656 [individual #offer_in_compromise where an amount is offered -- there are different types], and I thought I would share a couple of thoughts on what the heck this program (offer in compromise) is, and how to use the…
  • Jul 18

    When do I get my Miranda warnings?

    When do I get my Miranda warnings?
    A new question on a legal question board caught my attention. My son was arrested for driving on a suspended license and taken to jail. I would like to know if he should have been read his rights before being arrested. I haven't had a chance…
Rank this Week: 1652

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
  • Jul 29

    California Dreamin’: Golden State Considers New Privacy Legislation

    California Dreamin’: Golden State Considers New Privacy Legislation
    California has everything: big cities, small towns, tall mountains, dry deserts, farms, factories, miners, fishermen, surfers, hipsters, yuppies, startups, and people of all walks of life. You can look at the state of California and see…
  • Jul 27

    First Amendment v. Copyright – Who Wins?

    First Amendment v. Copyright – Who Wins?
    Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, reversed a decision by a three-member panel of the same court and found that a mandatory injunction against Google was unjustified. Garcia v. Google, Inc., No. 12-57302 (May 18, 2015).…
  • Jul 23

    Sweet Tweets: Legislation Expands Social Media Privacy Protection

    Sweet Tweets: Legislation Expands Social Media Privacy Protection
    Let’s face it: social networking has us “all atwitter.”  At any given moment, whether we’re on the subway or in our cubicle, we can like, post, poke, share, tweet, DM, pin, snap, yik yak, link, yo, and instagram…
Rank this Week: 2964

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
  • Jul 29

    California Dreamin’: Golden State Considers New Privacy Legislation

    California Dreamin’: Golden State Considers New Privacy Legislation
    California has everything: big cities, small towns, tall mountains, dry deserts, farms, factories, miners, fishermen, surfers, hipsters, yuppies, startups, and people of all walks of life. You can look at the state of California and see…
  • Jul 27

    First Amendment v. Copyright – Who Wins?

    First Amendment v. Copyright – Who Wins?
    Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, reversed a decision by a three-member panel of the same court and found that a mandatory injunction against Google was unjustified. Garcia v. Google, Inc., No. 12-57302 (May 18, 2015).…
  • Jul 23

    Sweet Tweets: Legislation Expands Social Media Privacy Protection

    Sweet Tweets: Legislation Expands Social Media Privacy Protection
    Let’s face it: social networking has us “all atwitter.”  At any given moment, whether we’re on the subway or in our cubicle, we can like, post, poke, share, tweet, DM, pin, snap, yik yak, link, yo, and instagram…
Rank this Week: 3215

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Covers government contract issues including contract formation, strategies, bid protests and contract interpretation. By Crowell Moring.

http://www.governmentcontractslegalforum.com/
Rank this Week: 4974

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
  • Jul 28

    “Happy Birthday” May Be in the Public Domain, After All

    “Happy Birthday” May Be in the Public Domain, After All
    You probably have sung “Happy Birthday [to You]” countless times. This post is about a company that has been collecting royalties from that song and the possibility that those royalties soon may stop. In 1893, sisters Mildred Jane…
  • Jun 24

    Email Harvesting Violates CAN-SPAM

    Email Harvesting Violates CAN-SPAM
    This post about email harvesting being a violation of CAN-SPAM is based on an answer to a Quora question that I provided. (Please see Is email harvesting illegal? ) Definitions: Email Harvesting and CAN-SPAM Email harvesting is the process by…
  • Jun 11

    FTC Endorsement Guides FAQ Updated

    FTC Endorsement Guides FAQ Updated
    Several years ago, I wrote about the FTC Endorsement Guides. (These are known more formally as the Federal Trade Commission Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.) This post discusses a recent update to the…
Rank this Week: 1625

Fashion & Apparel Law Blog

Fashion & Apparel Law Blog

Covers legal issues facing the fashion, apparel and textile industry. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.fashionapparellawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1755

Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

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

http://www.tiltingthescales.com/
  • Jul 28

    End-of-Year Bonuses? Possible Tax Pitfalls!

    End-of-Year Bonuses? Possible Tax Pitfalls!
    After stepping down from running the family oil business (see last month’s article), Jed Clampett runs Mama’s Fried Pies, his late wife Rose Ellen’s fried pie business. With business booming, Jed decides to hire Elly May as…
  • Jul 28

    Open Carry? Or Not?

    Open Carry? Or Not?
    Police Chief Steroid McMuscles reported that Colt Glockenhand who entered Wally-Mart with a shotgun was not charged with “engaging in the lawful open carry of a pump-action shotgun” – a violation of the Cut and Shoot town…
  • Jun 22

    Closely-Held Shareholder Derivative Actions are Alive and Well in Texa

    Closely-Held Shareholder Derivative Actions are Alive and Well in Texa
    After 30 years of running his family-owned business, Hillbilly Oil Co., Jed Clampett decided to retire in 2013. The board of directors elects Jethro Bodine as Hillbilly’s President and Elly May as Vice President. Both Jethro and Elly…
Rank this Week: 702

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/
  • Jul 28

    Are Your Company’s Employee Performance Reviews a Waste of Time?

    Are Your Company’s Employee Performance Reviews a Waste of Time?
    I read this article from Inc. magazine explaining why employee performance reviews are a waste of time and money. While I don’t necessarily disagree, my experience tells me they usually are awful for different reasons. In my opinion,…
  • Jul 23

    Women-Owned Business Grant

    Women-Owned Business Grant
    I am often asked about business grants for women and minorities. In my experience these grants can be difficult to come by but they do exist. Here is an article from Entrepreneur discussing grants for women-owned businesses and also a…
  • Jul 22

    Business Ownership Isn’t For Everyone

    Business Ownership Isn’t For Everyone
    My social media news feed is full of articles and stories about business ownership. I am a business lawyer. I represent business people. So it benefits me if I promote business ownership and in general I try to do just that. However, I am…
Rank this Week: 485

On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog

On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog

Covers the history of both international and domestic wine laws and developing legal issues in the wine industry. By Lindsey A. Zahn.

http://www.winelawonreserve.com
  • Jul 28

    Willamette Valley Vineyards Sues Neighboring Farm Over Herbicide Drift

    Willamette Valley Vineyards Sues Neighboring Farm Over Herbicide Drift
    Willamette Valley Vineyards is suing Five Cent Farm, Inc., a neighboring farm. According to Statesman Journal, the lawsuit filed against Five Cent indicates that the Vineyard is claiming more than $400,000 in economic loss from damage to the…
  • Jul 23

    Alfred Gratien: A Day Trip to Épernay for Small Batch and Quality Champagne

    Alfred Gratien: A Day Trip to Épernay for Small Batch and Quality Champagne
    A few weeks ago, I had the absolute pleasure of spending an afternoon at and touring Alfred Gratien in Épernay. The maison has been producing wine since 1864 and takes pride in stating that its Champagne is hand-crafted. The…
  • Jul 9

    Clos Montmartre: A Closer Look at the Hidden Vineyard in Pari

    Clos Montmartre: A Closer Look at the Hidden Vineyard in Pari
    As many times as I’ve visited Paris, I am actually disheartened to admit that—up until recently—I had never seen the hidden vineyard in Montmartre. After reading an article several weeks ago about Clos Montmartre, or…
Rank this Week: 2089

Philadelphia Business Lawyer Blog

Philadelphia Business Lawyer Blog

By Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt, P.C.

http://www.philadelphiabusinesslawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4667

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Best Place to Live in Florida for Foreign Investor

    Best Place to Live in Florida for Foreign Investor
    When applying for an investor’s visa, you are taking on a lot of responsibilities, which is why it is important to find an experienced Florida immigration attorney to assist you through the process. In addition to starting a brand new…
  • Jul 23

    What Constitutes a Contract in Florida?

    What Constitutes a Contract in Florida?
    Contract disputes are very common in Florida civil litigation. Often, one of the first things the parties will dispute over is to whether or not a valid contract existed between them. In order for a legally binding contract to exist, there…
  • Jul 15

    What is an E-2 visa?

    What is an E-2 visa?
    An E-2 visa is an investor’s visa that allows foreign nationals to obtain a 5-year renewable visa for investing in an enterprise in the United States. If you are interested in applying for an E-2 visa in Florida, you may do so by either…
Rank this Week: 1151

Oregon Business Litigation

Oregon Business Litigation

Resource for in-house counsel, business executives, human resource managers and others who monitor litigation and legal issues affecting Oregon businesses. By Ater Wynne.

http://www.aterwynneblog.com/oregon_business_litigatio/
  • Jul 27

    Oregon Court of Appeals supports broad protection of "mediation communications"

    Oregon Court of Appeals supports broad protection of "mediation communications"
    The Oregon Court of Appeals last week reinforced the broad scope of Oregon's law stating that "mediation communications" are inadmissible in subsequent proceedings. In Yoshida's Inc. v. Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue, the issue was…
  • Jul 15

    Department of Labor issues guidance on classifying employees and independent contractor

    Department of Labor issues guidance on classifying employees and independent contractor
    Today the U.S. Department of Labor issued an Administrator’s Interpretation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, offering guidance on whether a worker should be classified as an employee or an independent contractor. The…
  • Jul 14

    Oregon Court of Appeals recognizes novel basis for wrongful discharge claim

    Oregon Court of Appeals recognizes novel basis for wrongful discharge claim
    While an at-will employee may generally be discharged for any reason, a discharge may be deemed wrongful -- and will form the basis of a common law wrongful discharge claim -- if it occurred because the employee fulfilled some important...
Rank this Week: 2554

Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

Covers business litigation, civil procedure, personal injury and punitive damages. By Jeff Blackwell.

http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com
  • Jul 27

    Invokana – Is The Drug A Safe Treatment For Diabetes?

    Invokana – Is The Drug A Safe Treatment For Diabetes?
    Invokana (canagliflozin) is a relatively new drug marketed to treat Type 2 diabetes. The drug is the first in a new class of medications known as sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors. This class of drugs also includes Farxiga,…
  • Jul 10

    Injured At Work? Somebody Is Watching You.

    Injured At Work? Somebody Is Watching You.
    Surveillance. If you have a workers’ compensation claim, you should expect it. What should you know about workers’ compensation claims and surveillance? Here are a few thoughts. A Few Ways Surveillance Can Be Used Against You To…
  • Jun 29

    New Rules Risk Lives On The Highway (Update)

    New Rules Risk Lives On The Highway (Update)
    I recently discussed a proposal in Congress which would make our highways much more dangerous. The proposal would allow longer trucker hours, heavier loads, and bigger trucks. Statistics indicate 4,000 people are killed and up to 100,000…
Rank this Week: 3868

Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

Provides best practice tips, checklists and updates designed to keep organizations of all sizes in compliance with federal and state employment laws. By Holland & Hart.

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Laramie Becomes the First Wyoming City to Ban Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination

    Laramie Becomes the First Wyoming City to Ban Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination
    By Joanna Vilos In mid-May, Laramie’s City Council passed an ordinance that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. If you do business within the city of Laramie, you’ll want to update your…
  • Jul 23

    EEOC Concludes Sexual Orientation Discrimination Violates Title VII – Will Courts Agree?

    EEOC Concludes Sexual Orientation Discrimination Violates Title VII – Will Courts Agree?
    By Dustin Berger According to an opinion from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) last week, Title VII’s bar on sex discrimination also forbids employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. It is unclear, however,…
  • Jul 20

    Unpaid Internships Permitted Under New Test

    Unpaid Internships Permitted Under New Test
    By Brad Williams A federal circuit court has adopted a new test permitting employers to use unpaid interns where the “tangible and intangible benefits provided to the intern are greater than the intern’s contribution to the employer’s…
Rank this Week: 3024

My Distribution Law

My Distribution Law

Focuses on distribution law issues for manufacturers, wholesalers, dealers, and retailers. By Howard M. Ullman.

http://www.mydistributionlaw.com/
  • Jul 27

    Are Mutual Index Funds Anti-Competitive?

    Are Mutual Index Funds Anti-Competitive?
    They may be, according to a thought-provoking article by Harvard Law School Professor Einer Elhauge entitled “Horizontal Shareholding as an Antitrust Violation” (July 21, 2015), available here. In a nutshell, Professor…
  • Jul 21

    Milk expiration dates and clever cartel

    Milk expiration dates and clever cartel
    The Planet Money podcast this week has a story about the Greek economy.  According to the podcast, there is a Greek milk producer “cartel.”  Of course cartels are unlawful in Europe, just as they are in the U.S.  So…
  • Jul 19

    Price Erosion and Restricting Online Distribution Right

    Price Erosion and Restricting Online Distribution Right
    A reader who works with clients who sell online asked me to address online distribution restrictions.  This is more-or-less the reverse of the question I addressed in “Can My Supplier Refuse to Sell Products to Me?”  As…
Rank this Week: 3105

Boston Metro Business Lawyer Blog

Boston Metro Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Boston Metro Area business law. By Richard Mucci.

http://www.bostonmetrobusinesslawyer.com/
  • Jul 27

    Massachusetts Independent Contractor Statute Doesn’t Apply to Real Estate Salesperson

    Massachusetts Independent Contractor Statute Doesn’t Apply to Real Estate Salesperson
    It is often financially advantageous for a company to classify individuals as independent contractors rather than employees, but the individuals lose the benefits and protections afforded to employees. Massachusetts law prohibits the…
  • Jun 25

    Buyer Beware: Premises Liability Cases Where Customers Serve Themselve

    Buyer Beware: Premises Liability Cases Where Customers Serve Themselve
    In Massachusetts, businesses that allow customers to serve themselves may face liability for hazards created by customers moving the merchandise.  In a recent case, the appeals court decided whether the mode of operation doctrine applies…
  • Jun 15

    Massachusetts Does Not Require Notice of Adoption to Sperm Donor

    Massachusetts Does Not Require Notice of Adoption to Sperm Donor
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently considered whether notice of an adoption petition must go to a known sperm donor.  In this recent case, a married same-sex couple sought to adopt their son to ensure recognition of their…
Rank this Week: 2954

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Jul 27

    New UCL opinion: Rutledge v. Hewlett Packard Co.

    New UCL opinion: Rutledge v. Hewlett Packard Co.
    The Court of Appeal (Sixth Appellate District) handed down an important new UCL opinion last week. In Rutledge v. Hewlett Packard Co., ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Jul. 22, 2015), the Court of Appeal reinstated a UCL "fraudulent" prong…
  • Jul 24

    New class certification opinion: Safeway, Inc. v. Superior Court (Esparza)

    New class certification opinion: Safeway, Inc. v. Superior Court (Esparza)
    In Safeway, Inc. v. Superior Court (Esparza), ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Jul. 22, 2015), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Four) refused to disturb an order granting class certification of a UCL claim predicated on violations…
  • Jul 20

    New UCL preemption opinion: Eckler v. Neutrogena Corp.

    New UCL preemption opinion: Eckler v. Neutrogena Corp.
    In Eckler v. Neutrogena Corp., ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Jun. 9, 2015; pub. ord. Jul. 1, 2015), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Seven) held that the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act preempted claims under the UCL…
Rank this Week: 289

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/
  • Jul 27

    Fifty Years a Stockholder, Six Years to Prove it in Court

    Fifty Years a Stockholder, Six Years to Prove it in Court
    An appellate ruling last week in Zwarycz v, Marnia Construction, Inc. illustrates the heavy price of neglect to issue stock certificates or follow other formalities in closely held corporations -- a price paid in years of litigation over…
  • Jul 20

    The Hidden Cost of a Devalued Buyback Upon Termination for Cause

    The Hidden Cost of a Devalued Buyback Upon Termination for Cause
    Agreements providing for compulsory buyouts upon termination of a minority shareholder's employment can be a good thing. Complications or sometimes litigation sets in, however, when termination for cause is linked to a devalued buyout…
  • Jul 13

    Business Partners Fighting Over the Company’s Corpse

    Business Partners Fighting Over the Company’s Corpse
    Once in a while, a case comes along to remind us to think twice before getting involved in expensive litigation between business partners over a defunct, insolvent company. Mazel Capital v. Laifer, recently decided by Justice Shirley Werner…
Rank this Week: 1289

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
Rank this Week: 2822

One Lawyer's Mission

One Lawyer's Mission

Covers business and finance law in Brooklyn, NY. By Michalczak PLLC.

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

    The Art of Reconciliation: Part I

    The Art of Reconciliation: Part I
    Dear Friends: It is truly a welcomed joy to put pen to some thoughts and share with you all.  As always, though near or far, you are forever on my mind and in my prayers; and I hope the best for each of you – in…
  • Feb 20

    Yoga in Lent: Reclaiming the Mission Part I

    Yoga in Lent: Reclaiming the Mission Part I
    There abides an uncommon enrichment in silence, where one can simply “be” without trying, doing or exerting.  It is in such hushed being – before the crash of drums, the ringing strings of a Rickenbacker and the…
  • Sep 29

    Transitioning Through an Impossible Dream

    Transitioning Through an Impossible Dream
      Part I: The Universe Will Provide Rewind the astral clock two years in prologue and you might have bumped into me crossing into DUMBO via that majestically elevated Brooklyn Bridge from lower Manhattan, where I had just applied…
Rank this Week: 2884

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 2900

Nashville Business Litigation…

Nashville Business Litigation Lawyers Blog

Covers business and insurance litigation. By Pepper & Brothers PLLC.

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

    Using the Dead Man’s Statute in Tennessee Probate Lawsuit

    Using the Dead Man’s Statute in Tennessee Probate Lawsuit
    The Tennessee Dead Man’s statute can be a major factor in the outcome of probate lawsuits in Tennessee, in some cases.  How so? It can prevent the admission of pivotal evidence at trial. The key to understanding the Dead…
  • Jul 21

    What Happens in Tennessee if the Original of a Will is Lost?

    What Happens in Tennessee if the Original of a Will is Lost?
    Here is a scenario which happens sometimes with Tennessee wills:  A person gives a copy, not the original, of his or her Will to someone else for safekeeping.  Several years later, the person passes away.  No one can find the…
  • Jul 13

    Parol Evidence Rule Torpedoes Subcontractor’s Lawsuit Against Contractor

    Parol Evidence Rule Torpedoes Subcontractor’s Lawsuit Against Contractor
    A recent Tennessee breach of contract case involving a construction contract should be required reading for all subcontractors who do work in Tennessee.  In all of the cases I have read over the years involving disputes between…
Rank this Week: 3326

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Comments on business law. By Bellas & Wachowski.

http://www.parkridgeattorney.com/
  • Jul 25

    Can You Record a Police Officer?

    Can You Record a Police Officer?
    It is now legal in Illinois for citizens to record interactions with police without their consent, but it’s early in the game for too much celebration. In 2014, the Illinois Supreme Court found the state’s strict eavesdropping law…
  • Jul 13

    Risky Business: Are You at Risk for Your Teen’s Party?

    Risky Business: Are You at Risk for Your Teen’s Party?
    Throwing a party while Mom and Dad are out is a venerable teenage pastime, often regarded as naughty but ultimately harmless behavior.  For philosophically permissive parents, allowing the kids to have a party while the parents are home…
  • Jul 4

    Labor Law: Dominos’ FLSA Violation Case More Complex Than It First Appear

    Labor Law: Dominos’ FLSA Violation Case More Complex Than It First Appear
    For the last several years the issue of fair minimum wage rights has been front and center in an increasingly passionate public debate. Because it is perceived as a classic David and Goliath mismatch, it is tempting to assume that employers…
Rank this Week: 2894

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • Jul 24

    Status of the Canadian Senate

    Status of the Canadian Senate
    Will Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, announce today the abolition of the Senate, for a reformed, elected red chamber, that will be politically responsive. The post Status of the Canadian Senate appeared first on Barbeau, Evans &…
  • Jul 3

    New Canada-New Zealand Double Tax Treaty – Good For Investor

    New Canada-New Zealand Double Tax Treaty – Good For Investor
    The new double tax agreement between New Zealand and Canada is set to facilitate investment and trade between the two nations The post New Canada-New Zealand Double Tax Treaty – Good For Investors appeared first on Barbeau, Evans &…
  • May 20

    B.C. Society Act Revamp

    B.C. Society Act Revamp
    The British Colombia Society Act, which dates back to 1977 and not being substantially revised since then, is undergoing a comprehensive overhaul, following the bill receiving Royal ascend on May 14th, 2015. The post B.C. Society Act Revamp…
Rank this Week: 2087

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Jul 24

    More on Political Activity Referrals and Political Activity Regulation

    More on Political Activity Referrals and Political Activity Regulation
    As previously blogged, the GAO Report to Congress (the full report is here) on the IRS processes for political activity referrals found significant deficiencies with respect to the initial allegations that triggered an audit. In some cases,…
  • Jul 24

    Mayer: Limits on State Regulation of Religious Organization

    Mayer: Limits on State Regulation of Religious Organization
    Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer (Notre Dame and a fellow blogger) has posted "Limits on State Regulation of Religious Organizations: Where We Are and Where We Are Going" to SSRN. Here is a brief abstract of the article: The breadth of…
  • Jul 23

    IRS Issues Memorandum on Political Activities Referral Committee while determined to be "at risk" by GAO

    IRS Issues Memorandum on Political Activities Referral Committee while determined to be "at risk" by GAO
    On July 21, the IRS released a memorandum (TEGE-04-0715-0018) that defines the operation and composition of the Political Activities Referral Committee (PARC) that is charged with reviewing referrals for exempt organization audits. According…
Rank this Week: 650

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

Covers New Jersey business, labor and employment, estate planning and consumer law. By McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Why Civil Service Matter

    Why Civil Service Matter
    Our employment attorneys represent New Jersey public employees, such as police officers, firefighters, public works workers, professionals and others, who are covered by the civil service system. We hear many complaints about civil service:…
  • Jul 23

    Property Taxes & Appeal

    Property Taxes & Appeal
    It is no secret that New Jersey citizens pay the highest property taxes in the nation. Property taxes are assessed by local governments and used to pay for local programs and services. Therefore, things that may affect a homeowner's property…
  • Mar 19

    Effect of Teachers' Termination or Early Resignation

    Effect of Teachers' Termination or Early Resignation
    Effect of Teachers' Termination or Early Resignation Our employment attorneys represent New Jersey teachers and other public employees. One issue that commonly arises is the suspension or revocation of a teacher's license when she leaves…
Rank this Week: 3922

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

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

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 644

AMS Counsel Blawg

AMS Counsel Blawg

Covers business law, employment agreements, and start-up considerations. By Anne Marie Segal.

http://annemariesegal.com/
  • Jul 24

    The 80/20 Rule for Faster and Better Result

    The 80/20 Rule for Faster and Better Result
    Whether it is how to network more effectively, advance in one’s career, or reach any other important goal, I often suggest the 80/20 Rule to clients and colleagues as a way to streamline processes, save time and…
  • Jun 16

    Summer Vacations Make Us Stronger. Here’s Why.

    Summer Vacations Make Us Stronger. Here’s Why.
    Summer vacations make us stronger. Period. Why? Let’s cut to the chase. In ten short days, you’ll have a summer to enjoy. Say that your goal numero uno this summer is landing a new gig (a new job, new client,…
  • Jun 8

    Ten Ways to Beat Procrastination

    Ten Ways to Beat Procrastination
    Have a lot to do today? This week? This lifetime? So why aren’t you finishing that little task that should take 10 minutes (two hours later) or that looming project that should take 10 hours (back-burnered for two months)? And…
Rank this Week: 3817

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/
  • Jul 24

    SEC proposed rules for compensation clawback policie

    SEC proposed rules for compensation clawback policie
    The SEC has proposed rules that require the securities exchanges to adopt rules that in turn require listed companies to adopt, disclose and comply with a clawback policy for executive compensation based on erroneous financial statements. The…
  • Jun 29

    What types of companies might use Regulation A+ to raise capital?

    What types of companies might use Regulation A+ to raise capital?
    Recently finalized Regulation A+ allows most private companies to raise up to $50 million by selling securities to the public. Companies using Regulation A+ can advertise the offering and solicit investors, and anyone can invest (subject…
  • May 22

    World’s top banks plead guilty to gaming foreign-currency market

    World’s top banks plead guilty to gaming foreign-currency market
    Scandal roiled the banking industry Wednesday as four of the world’s largest banks — Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland — pleaded guilty to federal antitrust violations for conspiring to…
Rank this Week: 1490

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2218

iVLG Business Law Blog

iVLG Business Law Blog

Covers news, strategy and legal services of businesses and entrepreneurs. By inVigor Law Group PLLC.

http://www.invigorlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 23

    Entity Structure Considerations When Choosing Between a LLC and a Corporation

    Entity Structure Considerations When Choosing Between a LLC and a Corporation
    It’s important to understand the significant (and sometimes subtle) differences between the various choices when determining the right entity structure for your new venture. Today’s post details some important…
  • Jul 2

    A Few Questions Buyers Should Consider to Protect Intellectual Property Rights When Purchasing a Busine

    A Few Questions Buyers Should Consider to Protect Intellectual Property Rights When Purchasing a Busine
    When purchasing a business, buyers often overlook one important part of the purchase: formally transferring the seller’s intellectual property rights to the buyer. The most common IP rights include copyrights, trademarks, patents, and…
  • Jun 23

    Uber Driver Is An Employee According to California

    Uber Driver Is An Employee According to California
    The California Labor Commission recently ruled that a San Francisco Uber driver is an employee, not an independent contractor. This ruling, which came to light last Tuesday when Uber filed an appeal, could have major ramifications. The debate…
Rank this Week: 3209

ACA Review

ACA Review

Covers labor and employment, tax, employee benefits and healthcare law issues associated with the Affordable Care Act. By Balch & Bingham LLP.

http://www.acareview.com/
  • Jul 23

    Will § 4980H Require Judicial Amendment Too?

    Will § 4980H Require Judicial Amendment Too?
    Occasionally, a deep dive into a real world scenario opens our eyes to a plausible, alternate understanding of an important ACA term or rule.  Here’s one.  We’re embarrasssed to admit that our…
  • Jul 22

    Simple ACA Rules for Simple (But Not Small) Employer

    Simple ACA Rules for Simple (But Not Small) Employer
    You’re an ACA “Applicable Large Employer,” but not by much. You have three executives, none of whom has any HR or benefit plan expertise. You rely on a local payroll service and your insurance agent. You hope they are on top…
  • Jul 20

    Final Regulations Issued Concerning ACA’s Preventive Services Mandate

    Final Regulations Issued Concerning ACA’s Preventive Services Mandate
    Last week the Agencies (DOL, HHS and IRS) issued final regulations concerning ACA’s preventive services mandate. This mandate requires non-grandfathered plans to cover specific preventive services, such as immunizations, mammograms, and…
Rank this Week: 2858

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

Covers business valuation and divorce litigation. By Brian C. Vertz.

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • Jul 23

    Do you need a prenup to deal with frozen eggs?

    Do you need a prenup to deal with frozen eggs?
    Women who are contemplating IVF, ZIFT, surrogacy and other alternative reproductive techniques (ART), and their parenting partners, should seriously contemplate their need for a pre- or post-nuptial agreement or cohabitation agreement,…
  • Jul 20

    Corporate Successor Not Marital Property Following Post-Sep Business Failure

    Corporate Successor Not Marital Property Following Post-Sep Business Failure
    There is often suspicion when a business that would be marital property fails shortly after marital separation, particularly if the owner spouse subsequently starts a new business.  This is the situation that the Superior Court addressed…
  • Jul 15

    Same-Sex Couples Need Prenups before Marriage

    Same-Sex Couples Need Prenups before Marriage
    Same-sex couples who are getting married after spending many years in committed relationships may need prenuptial agreements even more than new couples who are just starting out.  That’s the conclusion I’ve reached…
Rank this Week: 4575

Legal Update

Legal Update

Covers real estate law and business law. By Peter Moulinos.

http://www.moulinos.com/blog/
  • Jul 23

    Article 78 Proceeding for NYU Expansion by Stephen Tsamblako

    Article 78 Proceeding for NYU Expansion by Stephen Tsamblako
    In Glick v. Harvey, the plaintiff filed an Article 78 proceeding for land against the defendant, including New York University. In Downtown Manhattan, residents have begun to grow weary of NYU’s rapid expansion in Greenwich Village.…
  • Jun 12

    Feuding neighbors cannot void stipulation made in open court

    Feuding neighbors cannot void stipulation made in open court
    A pair of neighbors feuding over an easement and a fence for the past four years, have whittled their dispute down to a small five-foot wide strip of land. The plaintiff’s property in the Town of Chazy has a gravel path running along…
  • Jun 4

    Intervening circumstances and the passage of time take away any right to finder’s fee

    Intervening circumstances and the passage of time take away any right to finder’s fee
    A New York court recently held that a finder was not entitled to finder’s fee where over three years had passed and multiple offers had come and gone. In May of 2007,  the plaintiff’s chairman, who is not a party to the…
Rank this Week: 3426

Global Trade & Sanctions Law

Global Trade & Sanctions Law

Covers business law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.globaltradeandsanctionslaw.com/
  • Jul 22

    The Ex-Im Bank Stops Lending… For Now

    The Ex-Im Bank Stops Lending… For Now
    On June 31, Congress, led by House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), allowed the authorization of the U.S. Export-Import bank to expire without any vote. As previously reported, the future of the Ex-Im Bank has been…
  • Jul 14

    Iran Nuclear Agreement Announced: What Companies Need to Know

    Iran Nuclear Agreement Announced: What Companies Need to Know
    On July 14, 2015, representatives of the P5+1 countries reached an agreement with Iran on a “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” (JCPOA) regarding Iran’s Nuclear Program. Subject to review by several of the parties’…
  • Jun 25

    Senate Passes Legislation to Ensure “Fast-Track” Procedures for Approval of Key Trade Deal

    Senate Passes Legislation to Ensure “Fast-Track” Procedures for Approval of Key Trade Deal
    On June 24, after weeks of legislative wrangling and extensive lobbying by influential interest groups, the U.S. Senate passed the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015, better known as the Trade Promotion…
Rank this Week: 2379

California Legal Blog

California Legal Blog

Covers business, real estate, estate planning, probate, trusts, wills, intellectual property and civil litigation. By Anker Hymes & Schreiber LLP.

http://ankerhymesschreiberllp.com/
  • Jul 22

    Elder Law and Medicaid Planning: Everything You Need to Know

    Elder Law and Medicaid Planning: Everything You Need to Know
    Attorney KC Marie Knox of Law Firm Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP will be teaching a 2-day Practical Course hosted by the National Business Institute (NBI) on the subject of Elder Law and Medicaid Planning. KC Marie Knox is a Los Angeles…
  • Mar 24

    Walking Away Equally Unhappy

    Walking Away Equally Unhappy
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Transcription: There is something that I constantly heard over…
  • Feb 19

    Business Disputes and Succession Planning

    Business Disputes and Succession Planning
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Transcription: I come into the negotiation process typically in…
Rank this Week: 3557

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Covers developments in private and public mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. By McCarthy Tetrault.

http://www.canadianmergersacquisitions.com
  • Jul 22

    Earning Earn-outs: new decision affirms the dangers of not negotiating objective measures and standards in earn-out provision

    Earning Earn-outs: new decision affirms the dangers of not negotiating objective measures and standards in earn-out provision
    By Shane C. D'Souza and David Badour Earn-out provisions are intended to provide a “win-win” scenario for buyers and sellers to maximize their post-closing returns. However, they can also lead to post-closing controversy and…
  • Jul 2

    Doing Business in Canada: Read the latest updates to our popular guide

    Doing Business in Canada: Read the latest updates to our popular guide
    By McCarthy Tétrault LLP McCarthy Tétrault’s Doing Business in Canada is an indispensable reference tool for lawyers and business persons regarding the legal aspects of establishing or acquiring a business in Canada. The…
  • Jun 30

    Keeping it Clean

    Keeping it Clean
    Clean Teams: a way to keep your options open in M&A transactions By Patrick Boucher and Fraser Bourne In the context of M&A transactions, the use of “clean rooms” (i.e., data rooms containing commercially sensitive…
Rank this Week: 3867