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Cal Biz Lit

Cal Biz Lit

Covers California litigation issues, including product liability, busines litigation, Proposition 65, Unfair Competition Law, and employment litigation. By Bruce Nye.

http://www.calbizlit.com/cal_biz_lit/
  • May 25

    Attorney General Releases 2015 Proposition 65 Settlement Data

    Attorney General Releases 2015 Proposition 65 Settlement Data
    Every year about this time, the Attorney General posts and summarizes all of the Proposition 65 settlements from the preceding year, providing information about which settlements require reformulation of products, which require warnings,…
  • Apr 4

    What Chemicals Are Most Often Cited By Proposition 65 Bounty-Hunters?

    What Chemicals Are Most Often Cited By Proposition 65 Bounty-Hunters?
    About a year and a half ago, Cal Biz Lit took a look at all of the 60 day notices for the previous year (July 2013 through June, 2014) to see what chemicals were being cited for companies’ failure to...
  • Mar 31

    Coming in the Next Two Years: Revised Proposition 65 Safe Harbor Warning Regulations, Part II

    Coming in the Next Two Years: Revised Proposition 65 Safe Harbor Warning Regulations, Part II
    On Tuesday, CBL blogged about some of the new proposed Proposition 65 warnings. As promised, there is more, and here it is. OEHHA Tries and Fails to Solve The “Label” vs. “Labeling” Problem OEHHA’s Safe Harbor…
Rank this Week: 1654

Global Trade & Sanctions Law

Global Trade & Sanctions Law

Covers business law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.globaltradeandsanctionslaw.com/
  • May 24

    US Terminates Arms Embargo Policy for Vietnam

    US Terminates Arms Embargo Policy for Vietnam
    On May 23, 2016, during President Obama’s visit to Ho Chi Minh City, the United States announced the termination its long-standing arms embargo policy for Vietnam. Exports of defense articles and defense services to Vietnam will still…
  • Apr 25

    OFAC Provides Helpful New Guidance for Cuba

    OFAC Provides Helpful New Guidance for Cuba
    The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) updated its FAQs for Cuba on April 21, 2016 with substantive guidance that addresses U-turn transactions, export policy, insurance, educational and humanitarian activities and leasing of property in…
  • Apr 7

    Additional Steps to Ease U.S. Sanctions and Export Controls for Cuba prior to Obama Visit

    Additional Steps to Ease U.S. Sanctions and Export Controls for Cuba prior to Obama Visit
    In advance of President Obama’s highly publicized trip to Cuba, the Administration took additional steps to ease restrictions on trade and travel with Cuba. These changes to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) and Export…
Rank this Week: 2047

Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

Covers Alaska business law, litigation and recent decisions. By Clayton Walker.

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • May 24

    Alaska Bar Assoc. — Bankruptcy Section

    Alaska Bar Assoc. — Bankruptcy Section
    By: Clayton Walker We just spoke at the Alaska Bar Association — Bankruptcy Section on the issue of the Alaska usury statute.  We had less than two hour notice to prepare for the presentation.  The materials are available at…
  • May 11

    Alaska Usury Rate is 10.5% on Loans Exceeding $25,000.00

    Alaska Usury Rate is 10.5% on Loans Exceeding $25,000.00
    By: Clayton Walker I’ve been told that the following Alaska Usury decision has stirred up a hornets nest with the Alaska Creditor’s Bar Association. Cox v. Cooper, 3AN-15-10101 CI (Alaska Sup. Ct., 18 Apr. 2016) (J. Morse).…
  • Apr 29

    Alaska Usury Interest Rule

    Alaska Usury Interest Rule
    By: Clayton Walker Has your lender violated Alaska usury laws?  Have you paid more than 10.5% interest on loans larger than $25,000.00? Are the loans from a person or non-bank? Do you still owe or have you paid any interest in the past…
Rank this Week: 2675

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/
  • May 24

    New Law Makes Resale of Private Stock Easier

    New Law Makes Resale of Private Stock Easier
    Congress recently passed a new securities law exemption (Section 4(a)(7) of the Securities Act of 1933) that eases the limitations and restrictions surrounding the resale of private stock.  Prior to the new law, there were several…
  • May 17

    Entity Conversion in Washington

    Entity Conversion in Washington
    In a previous post, we discussed how the entity conversion bill passed by the Washington State Legislature in 2014 allowed companies to complete a conversion (instead of going through a merger) to change a company’s entity structure.…
  • Apr 21

    Business Purchase and Sale: Considering Employee

    Business Purchase and Sale: Considering Employee
    One of the most important parts of a business is the people doing the day-to-day work. When looking into purchasing a business, it’s important to identify and understand the needs and rights of key employees, review existing employment…
Rank this Week: 3013

Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

Covers laws relating to pre-need and death care compliance, serving banks, funeral homes, crematories, and cemetaries. By William Stalter.

http://www.deathcarelaw.com/
  • May 24

    Missouri Seller Exams: Trustee Recordkeeping and Disbursement

    Missouri Seller Exams: Trustee Recordkeeping and Disbursement
    The clock is on for the second round of Missouri preneed audits  financial examinations, and the Missouri Division of Professional Registration wants to avoid the slow start that plagued the process 5 years ago.   Although the…
  • May 1

    Missouri Preneed Seller Records: Receipt Journal

    Missouri Preneed Seller Records: Receipt Journal
    The first record described in the proposed Missouri recordkeeping regulation could actually require preneed sellers to maintain three, maybe four, sets of journals: (1) receipt and disbursement journals containing a record of deposits to and…
  • Apr 18

    Missouri Seller Records: The State Board Proposal

    Missouri Seller Records: The State Board Proposal
    At its March meetings, the State Board again received from the Division staff a rule proposal that would define the minimum records that a preneed seller would have to maintain.  The first recordkeeping proposal was offered last July,…
Rank this Week: 1645

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • May 24

    A Texas Court Enforces an 18-month, 50-mile non-compete against a Texas Veterinarian

    A Texas Court Enforces an 18-month, 50-mile non-compete against a Texas Veterinarian
    The Fort Worth Court of Appeals recently upheld an injunction enforcing an 18-month, 50-mile non-compete against a veterinarian, who accepted a job with a competing veterinary clinic within the 50-mile radius of her former employer. In…
  • May 18

    Breaking News: Millions of Employees Will Be Entitled to Overtime Pay Starting This December

    Breaking News: Millions of Employees Will Be Entitled to Overtime Pay Starting This December
    Under a new rule announced by the White House yesterday, anybody making a salary of less than $47,476 ($913 a week) will automatically qualify for overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours a week. The current threshold is $23,660 (or…
  • May 11

    Breaking News: President Obama Signs Trade Secrets Bill Into Law

    Breaking News: President Obama Signs Trade Secrets Bill Into Law
    Today, President Obama signed into law S. 1890, which will allow companies to sue entities in federal court over allegations of trade secrets theft. Previously, the Senate passed the bill 87-0 on April 4, and the House cleared it…
Rank this Week: 1031

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4092

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

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

    Nonprofits’ Use Legal Action to Protect Copyrights a Double Edged Sword

    Nonprofits’ Use Legal Action to Protect Copyrights a Double Edged Sword
    Nonprofits in some ways are much like businesses. They need to raise revenues, control costs, have client bases they need to satisfy and they must create and defend their brands. Just like for profit businesses a nonprofit organization can…
  • May 16

    Starting 2016 California Franchisees Have More Right

    Starting 2016 California Franchisees Have More Right
    A new state franchise law goes into effect on January 1 which is much more favorable to franchisees. It makes it more costly for franchisors to pull out of agreements and gives franchisees more time to correct any alleged breach of a…
  • May 9

    Man Defrauds Investors With Fake Hedge Fund, Tries to Get Away with it By Faking His Own Death

    Man Defrauds Investors With Fake Hedge Fund, Tries to Get Away with it By Faking His Own Death
    A New York resident has been sentenced to five to fifteen years in prison for defrauding investors of about $800,000. Moazzam Ifzal Malik, a.k.a. Mark Malik, 33, of Lahore, Pakistan was a very busy and ambitious guy. Instead of honestly…
Rank this Week: 2652

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/insights-news/
  • May 23

    Workplace Investigations: Common Mistakes to Avoid

    Workplace Investigations: Common Mistakes to Avoid
    When an employee lodges an internal complaint of discrimination or harassment, the employer has a legal obligation to investigate. In order to conduct an effective investigation, it is critical that all managers, supervisors and human…
  • Apr 15

    H. Scott Johnson, Jr. Selected as a 2016 Top Rated Lawyer in the American Lawyer

    H. Scott Johnson, Jr. Selected as a 2016 Top Rated Lawyer in the American Lawyer
    PCT Law Group, PLLC is pleased to announce that American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell® have selected Managing Partner, H. Scott Johnson, Jr., as a “Top Rated Business Attorney” for 2016. This recognition…
  • Mar 22

    EEOC Proposed Pay Equality Changes to the EEO-1 Report

    EEOC Proposed Pay Equality Changes to the EEO-1 Report
    Earlier this year, the EEOC announced a proposed revision to the existing Employer Information Report – commonly known as the EEO-1 Report. EEOC’s announcement was made in conjunction with the White House commemoration of the 7th…
Rank this Week: 1911

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/
Rank this Week: 2594

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Focuses on complliance, corporate governance, disclosure, mergers and tax issues. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.corporatesecuritieslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1528

AMS Counsel Blawg

AMS Counsel Blawg

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

http://annemariesegal.com/
  • May 23

    Nine LinkedIn Strategies: Which One Matches Your Goals?

    Nine LinkedIn Strategies: Which One Matches Your Goals?
    LinkedIn® is a lightening rod, charging up diverse opinions about the best way to approach it. At one end of the spectrum, you hear that being on LinkedIn is a waste of time or, worse yet, only for those who wish to commoditize…
  • Mar 18

    Five Cures to Resume Writer’s Block

    Five Cures to Resume Writer’s Block
    Why is it that so many of us sit at our desks, writing away, deleting, rewriting and generally getting stuck on where to start, where to end and what to put in the middle? A blank page is a great source of anxiety and writer's block for the…
  • Mar 18

    Five Cures to Resume Writer’s Block

    Five Cures to Resume Writer’s Block
    Why is it that so many of us sit at our desks, writing away, deleting, rewriting and generally getting stuck on where to start, where to end and what to put in the middle? A blank page is a great source of anxiety and writer's block for the…
Rank this Week: 3610

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
  • May 23

    Empire Strikes Back: New Bill Appears in New York’s Senate and Assembly

    Empire Strikes Back: New Bill Appears in New York’s Senate and Assembly
    Two new bills have been introduced to New York’s Senate and Assembly on May 12th and May 18th (respectively), sponsored by New York State Senator Phil Boyle and Assembly Member Philip Steck. The bills are very similar to the…
  • May 23

    TTB Administratively Approves New Grape Varieties Mustang and Riverbank

    TTB Administratively Approves New Grape Varieties Mustang and Riverbank
    TTB announced last week that it administratively approved two new grape varieties for use on American wine labels.  The new grape varieties, Mustang and Riverbank, can be used on American wine labels contingent upon TTB’s next…
  • May 23

    The (Legal) Truth Behind American Viticultural Area

    The (Legal) Truth Behind American Viticultural Area
    What are American Viticultural Areas (AVAs)? Are they appellations? AVAs are types of appellations—but not all appellations are AVAs. For example, California and Texas and Napa County and Sonoma County are considered to be an…
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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

Jacobs & Dodds

Jacobs & Dodds

Covers California business law.

http://irvinebusinesslawyers.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    California Hourly Wage and Effect on "Exempt Employees"

    California Hourly Wage and Effect on "Exempt Employees"
    On January 1, 2016, California’s minimum wage increased to $10.00 per hour.California’s overtime laws require employers to compensate “non-exempt” employees who work in excess of eight hours in one workday or in excess…
  • May 19

    The Importance of Employee Handbooks in California

    The Importance of Employee Handbooks in California
    Although there are many advantages to utilizing an employee handbook, from a purely legal perspective, the employer is usually hoping to establish ground rules of acceptable conduct and prevent the company from being subjected to legal…
  • May 4

    Mediation vs. Arbitration

    Mediation vs. Arbitration
    In a perfect world there would be no business lawsuits because the parties involved would resolve their differences without resorting to court action.   At Jacobs & Dodds each of our lawyers has been trying cases for…
Rank this Week: 2780

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

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/
  • May 20

    SEC forces Mickelson to return $1 million from insider trading

    SEC forces Mickelson to return $1 million from insider trading
    PGA golfer Phil Mickelson agreed to forfeit almost $1 million that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said was obtained through insider trading. Mickelson was named as a “relief defendant” in a criminal case, filed in…
  • Jan 28

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

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

    Supreme Court to review insider trading case

    Supreme Court to review insider trading case
    The Supreme Court has agreed to consider something that lies at the center of nearly every insider trading case: what prosecutors need to prove an insider trading conviction. This case aims to determine exactly what benefits corporate…
Rank this Week: 1382

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
Rank this Week: 1097

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Covers estate planning, real property acquisition, personal injury, will disputes, commercial litigation, business and corporate law, and institutional lending.

http://gouldcooksey.com/blog/
  • May 20

    DEPARTMENT OF LABOR EXPANDS OVERTIME COVERAGE

    DEPARTMENT OF LABOR EXPANDS OVERTIME COVERAGE
    On May 16, 2016, as we expected, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued its Overtime Final Rule expanding overtime coverage to an additional 4.2 million employees. Summary of the Final Rule: Standard salary level:…
  • May 18

    EEOC WEIGHS IN ON TRANSGENDER BATHROOMS IN THE WORKPLACE

    EEOC WEIGHS IN ON TRANSGENDER BATHROOMS IN THE WORKPLACE
    Over the past several months, there has been a flurry of media coverage surrounding transgender restroom access being provided by many large businesses.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has now taken the…
  • May 13

    Expanded Overtime Coverage is Almost Here

    Expanded Overtime Coverage is Almost Here
    We have blogged several times in recent months on the expected changes the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) plans to implement concerning overtime coverage.  Based on early reports, the proposed rules and regulations…
Rank this Week: 1843

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
Rank this Week: 4728

Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

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

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

    How Lawyers Ruined The Grand Bargain

    How Lawyers Ruined The Grand Bargain
    I recently finished a workers’ compensation trial in a small north Alabama county. The trial took just one day. It was a straightforward case. The issue was simple — how disabled was my client. In my law practice, I have…
  • May 5

    Workplace Safety — Is It A Priority?

    Workplace Safety — Is It A Priority?
    A couple years ago, the Discovery Channel’s Mike Rowe set off a firestorm of commentary on the role of safety in the workplace. Rowe stars in the Discovery Channel show Dirty Jobs. Following one episode a viewer called him out for not…
  • Mar 3

    Are Workers’ Compensation Opt-Out Systems Constitutional?

    Are Workers’ Compensation Opt-Out Systems Constitutional?
    Regular readers of this blog know my feelings about workers’ compensation — The system is already unfair to injured workers. That’s why my law firm philosophy in workers’ compensation cases is to fight hard so our…
Rank this Week: 1174

New York & New Jersey Business…

New York & New Jersey Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business startup law. By Samuel C Berger, PC.

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

    Congress Passes Federal Trade Secret Protection Law

    Congress Passes Federal Trade Secret Protection Law
    The protection of trade secrets is a critical component of building a competitive business. Companies must safeguard proprietary information against misappropriation by employees and others, typically through nondisclosure agreements. State…
  • May 5

    Company with First-to-Market Product Settles Antitrust Claims with Federal Government

    Company with First-to-Market Product Settles Antitrust Claims with Federal Government
    One of the key features of capitalism, as the concept is generally understood in our society, is competition. Consumers benefit from a competitive marketplace, and they suffer when businesses use anticompetitive practices. Congress began…
  • Apr 21

    Congress Overhauls Rules for Tax Audits of Partnership

    Congress Overhauls Rules for Tax Audits of Partnership
    Tax treatment is one of the key factors a business owner must consider when choosing a business form. Business partnerships can exist in several multiple forms, differing mainly in the extent of liability protection offered to the owners. As…
Rank this Week: 2997

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
Rank this Week: 1981

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

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

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Covers upcoming and decided appeals of interest to Canadian businesses and professions. By McCarthy Tétrault LLP

http://www.canadianappeals.com
  • May 18

    Do What You Say, Not Just What Your Write: Subsequent Oral Amendments to Written Contract

    Do What You Say, Not Just What Your Write: Subsequent Oral Amendments to Written Contract
    By Richard Lizius Globe Motors, Inc. & Ors v. TRW Lucas Varity Electric Steering Ltd. & Anor, [2016] EWCA Civ. 396 is the latest statement of the England and Wales Court of Appeal with respect to whether parties can make an oral…
  • May 18

    Québec Court of Appeal to hear its first case on the scope of lobbying legislation

    Québec Court of Appeal to hear its first case on the scope of lobbying legislation
    By Gabriel Querry The Québec Court of Appeal recently granted leave to appeal from Directeur des poursuites criminelles et pénales c. Cliche, 2016 QCCS 1288. To our knowledge, it is the first time the Court of Appeal agrees to…
  • May 18

    Is your Clearly Descriptive Place of Origin Mark Distinctive? Prove it!

    Is your Clearly Descriptive Place of Origin Mark Distinctive? Prove it!
    By Dharshini Sinnadurai The Federal Court of Appeal recently clarified the applicable test for challenging a trade-mark that is clearly descriptive of a good’s place of origin, pursuant to s. 12(1)(b) of the Trade-marks Act, RSC 1985,…
Rank this Week: 3775

Andrew Abramowitz, PLLC

Andrew Abramowitz, PLLC

News, advice, and trends from the corporate law world.

http://aalegalnyc.com/blog/
  • May 18

    Title III Crowdfunding is Now Live

    Title III Crowdfunding is Now Live
    The effectiveness of Title III crowdfunding got the high-profile Sunday New York Times treatment this past weekend. I think it will take some time for the flow of these deals to come, as portals apply for and receive approval from the SEC and…
  • May 6

    Prince and the Consequences of Reflexive Distrust of Advisor

    Prince and the Consequences of Reflexive Distrust of Advisor
    As part of the extensive media coverage of Prince’s recent death, it’s been reported that Prince died without a will as a result of his distrust of lawyers. If true, it’s a pretty disastrous result from an estate…
  • Apr 27

    The SEC’s Discussion of Risk Factor

    The SEC’s Discussion of Risk Factor
    The SEC recently issued a long concept release seeking public comment on ways to modernize Regulation S-K, the set of disclosure requirements used both for Securities Act registration statements like Form S-1 and Exchange Act reports like…
Rank this Week: 1069

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business, immigration and real estate law. By Stok Folk + Kon, P.A.

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2266

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • May 17

    Court Payment Plans – Driving While Poor

    Court Payment Plans – Driving While Poor
    The Virginia Supreme Court is expected to issue new rules about defendants getting onto payment plans for past due fines and costs, according to this article. Currently it can be a daunting and sometimes impossible task for lower income…
  • May 17

    [VIDEO] How a VA Ticket can Effect Your PA, NJ or MD Driver’s License

    [VIDEO] How a VA Ticket can Effect Your PA, NJ or MD Driver’s License
    If you are a Maryland, New Jersey or Pennsylvania driver, find out if a Virginia charge can put points on your driving record. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2016. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Feed enhanced…
  • Apr 25

    [Video] 2 Kinds of Reckless Driving Charges You Can Get in the Rain

    [Video] 2 Kinds of Reckless Driving Charges You Can Get in the Rain
    Find out what they are and which one you could even avoid simply by not giving the police any details. Contact me today for your VA reckless driving case. Video Transcription If you got a reckless driving ticket in the rain, you’ve come…
Rank this Week: 1706

Footnoted

Footnoted

Reports on actionable information in SEC filings.

http://www.footnoted.com/
  • May 17

    LendingClub tries to buck up its troops!

    LendingClub tries to buck up its troops!
    LendingClub, which has been struggling, managed to give its top executives and directors hefty raises this week.
  • May 2

    Yahoo gets defensive on compensation

    Yahoo gets defensive on compensation
    A late Friday filing by Yahoo attempts to explain -- over and over -- why compensation was so high in 2015.
  • Apr 5

    On tax inversions and relocation allowance

    On tax inversions and relocation allowance
    The current crop of proxies show how so-called tax inversion companies are not only avoiding taxes -- they're paying hefty amounts for their executives to live here in the U.S.
Rank this Week: 1891

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

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • May 17

    Physicians Face Heavy Burdens From Malpractice Suit

    Physicians Face Heavy Burdens From Malpractice Suit
    A recent article by Laura Landro in the May 10, 2016 Wall Street Journal had some interesting observations about the burdens many physicians face from malpractice suits. According to a 2013 study in the Journal of Health Affairs, the average…
  • Apr 8

    Successful Asset Protection Comes from Protecting Assets — Not Hiding Them

    Successful Asset Protection Comes from Protecting Assets — Not Hiding Them
    A front page article that appeared on the Wednesday, April 6, 2016 New York Times provides yet another example of the dangers of hiding assets. Successful asset protection makes use of laws that allow you to protect your assets…
  • Mar 29

    Business Succession Planning Is Critical For Company Founder

    Business Succession Planning Is Critical For Company Founder
    An article in the New York Times on March 24, 2016, emphasizes the critical need for succession planning in closely held companies. While business succession planning is important at various levels, the fall–out for companies that lose…
Rank this Week: 3813

The Venture Alley

The Venture Alley

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

http://www.theventurealley.com
  • May 16

    Employee and Other Proprietary Information & Invention Assignment Agreements – Update for New Trade Secret Law

    Employee and Other Proprietary Information & Invention Assignment Agreements – Update for New Trade Secret Law
    On May 11, President Barack Obama today signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) into law.  The law is effective immediately.  The DTSA provides a federal claim for misappropriation of trade secrets. Until now, trade secrets…
  • May 4

    Seattle Office Real Estate Market Review for Q1 2016

    Seattle Office Real Estate Market Review for Q1 2016
    Compliments of Jason Smith of Kidder Mathews, attached is a Seattle-area office real estate market review for Q1 2016. Here is a short summary: General leasing activity improved significantly outside of the Seattle and Bellevue central…
  • Apr 14

    EUROPEAN GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION ADOPTED – ARE YOU READY?

    EUROPEAN GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION ADOPTED – ARE YOU READY?
    Today, April 14, 2016, the EU Parliament adopted the long awaited General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Regulation will have a considerable impact on all organizations based in the European Union that process personal data, but also…
Rank this Week: 3684

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

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

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
  • May 16

    FTC Suffers Setback in Campaign to Slow the Rising Tide of Healthcare Consolidation

    FTC Suffers Setback in Campaign to Slow the Rising Tide of Healthcare Consolidation
    The FTC just suffered a major setback in its concerted efforts to challenge the ever growing number of consolidations in the healthcare industry, failing to secure a preliminary injunction to block a hospital merger in central…
  • Apr 29

    European Court of Justice to Rule on Legality of Online Sales Ban

    European Court of Justice to Rule on Legality of Online Sales Ban
    An appeal court in Frankfurt has asked the European Court of Justice to clarify the application of the competition rules to online sales. The Frankfurt court made its request in the context of a dispute between a leader in beauty products…
  • Mar 21

    China’s Anti-Unfair Competition Law Is Poised For An Update

    China’s Anti-Unfair Competition Law Is Poised For An Update
    Since 2010, China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) and the State Council Legislative Affairs Office (SCLAO) have been revising China’s Anti-Unfair Competition Law of 1993 (AUCL). This February the SCLAO…
Rank this Week: 804

Legal Update

Legal Update

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

http://www.moulinos.com/category/legal-update-peter-moulinos/
  • May 16

    Appeals Court Rules No Representation Clause in Lease Not Enforceable by Peter Moulinos, Esq.

    Appeals Court Rules No Representation Clause in Lease Not Enforceable by Peter Moulinos, Esq.
    In another successful appeal, the Appellate Division has ruled in favor of a commercial tenant, represented by Peter Moulinos, Esq., reversing a lower court’s decision which had dismissed a commercial tenant’s claims on a motion…
  • Apr 20

    Default Judgment Against Guarantor Warranted by Peter Moulinos, Esq.

    Default Judgment Against Guarantor Warranted by Peter Moulinos, Esq.
    GLENWOOD MASON SUPPLY CO INC v FRANTELLIZZIIn an action filed by attorney Peter Moulinos, Esq., on behalf of Glenwood Mason Supply Co., Inc., Plaintiff sought to recover monies against a corporate defendant for the delivery of materials. The…
  • Feb 22

    New Legislation Involving FIRPTA In Real Estate Transactions by Nicholas Moneta

    New Legislation Involving FIRPTA In Real Estate Transactions by Nicholas Moneta
    New legislation through the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act (hereinafter “PATH Act” or “the Act”) has affected the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980 (“FIRPTA”). The questions posed…
Rank this Week: 3110

Boston Metro Business Lawyer Blog

Boston Metro Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Boston Metro Area business law. By Richard Mucci.

http://www.bostonmetrobusinesslawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 1239

Pleasanton Business & Commercial…

Pleasanton Business & Commercial Law Blog

Covers Pleasanton business and commercial law. By Law Offices of James G. Schwartz P.C.

http://www.jgschwartzlawblog.com/
  • May 16

    FTC Accuses First-to-Market Manufacturer of Anticompetitive Practice

    FTC Accuses First-to-Market Manufacturer of Anticompetitive Practice
    Federal antitrust law is intended to protect the competitiveness of the marketplace, based in part on the idea that competition benefits consumers. In a genuinely competitive market, consumers give their business to the company that best…
  • Apr 29

    Delaware Supreme Court Ruling Changes Personal Jurisdiction Rules for Out-of-State Businesse

    Delaware Supreme Court Ruling Changes Personal Jurisdiction Rules for Out-of-State Businesse
    Doing business across state lines can potentially empower courts in other states to exercise jurisdiction over your business. The legal doctrine of personal jurisdiction determines when a court in a particular state may exercise its authority…
  • Apr 15

    Federal Rule Allows Pre-Trial Seizure of Assets in Maritime Dispute

    Federal Rule Allows Pre-Trial Seizure of Assets in Maritime Dispute
    Disputes arising from maritime transactions, which often cross both state and national boundaries and involve numerous related business entities, can present difficult challenges for creditors. The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure include…
Rank this Week: 2820

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

Covers business law for entrepreneurs, emerging companies and the investment management industry. By Alexander J. Davie.

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
  • May 16

    Title III Crowdfunding Is Here

    Title III Crowdfunding Is Here
    Title III crowdfunding is here! The first funding portals can begin operations today, May 16, 2016. On Friday, I was a guest on the “This Week in Law” Podcast, where I talked about the impact this will have on startups, technology…
  • May 5

    The Founders’ Intro to Raising Startup Capital

    The Founders’ Intro to Raising Startup Capital
    For many startup founders, what led them into the risky but thrilling world of starting their own company was technology, innovation, the ability to affect the world, and the freedom of being their own boss. Learning the ins and outs of…
  • Apr 25

    Hiring a Programmer? Get an Invention Assignment Agreement

    Hiring a Programmer? Get an Invention Assignment Agreement
    This post first appeared in Startup Southerner on March 23, 2016. Founders have a lot to think about when starting a new company, such as finding the right team, developing their strategy and getting the company’s legal structure in…
Rank this Week: 2930

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • May 15

    Yates Update: Deputy AG Remarks on Reaction to Memo

    Yates Update: Deputy AG Remarks on Reaction to Memo
    When the Department of Justice announces new guidance for individual and corporate prosecutions, the white collar bar takes notice. Thus, in September 2015, when the Department of Justice released a memorandum titled “Individual…
  • May 9

    After a Merger, Protecting Rights to Advancement and Indemnification

    After a Merger, Protecting Rights to Advancement and Indemnification
    For both companies and individual officers and directors, it’s critically important to know the protections that are available to corporate leadership before a company runs into trouble. The Delaware Chancery Court’s recent…
  • May 1

    The Inbox – An Unexpected Treat

    The Inbox – An Unexpected Treat
    As employees of the New York-based Chobani yogurt plant filed into work last Tuesday, they were met with sealed, white envelopes containing a sweet financial surprise.  Little did they know, the owner and CEO, Hamdi Ulukaya, had been…
Rank this Week: 767

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • May 14

    QDRO Divides Pension at Retirement Date Unless Agreement Specifies Otherwise

    QDRO Divides Pension at Retirement Date Unless Agreement Specifies Otherwise
    Bortz v. Bortz, No. 1147 MDA 2015 (April 27, 2016)(non-precedential) Husband in this case was a Williamsport police officer who entered into a settlement with his wife when they divorced.  Their agreement provided that she would receive…
  • May 11

    Social Media Boasting Torpedoes Child Support Reduction

    Social Media Boasting Torpedoes Child Support Reduction
    C.O. aka C.G. v. N.G., No. 808 MDA 2015 (April 26, 2016)(non-precedential) In 2014, Father petitioned to modify his support obligation due to a medical condition known as thalassemia major, which is an inherited blood disorder that is treated…
  • Jan 14

    Statutory Share for Surviving Second Wife Trumps Intervivos Trust Formed before Marriage

    Statutory Share for Surviving Second Wife Trumps Intervivos Trust Formed before Marriage
    The Superior Court addressed a novel question in Trust under Deed of David P. Kulig, 2015 PA Super 271 (December 24, 2015), a dispute between the second wife of a decedent and the children of his first wife. The decedent David Kulig formed a…
Rank this Week: 4227

ihwlaw blog

ihwlaw blog

Addressing common and not-so-common issues in business law and litigation. By Isaac H Winer.

http://ihwlaw.me/
  • May 13

    Is Your Company Kosher in California?

    Is Your Company Kosher in California?
    Did you know that your company or the one that you represent may not have the right to enter into contracts, sue or defend itself against a lawsuit in California?  Well-settled law, ignored by many businesses and even lawyers…
  • May 13

    Dress Your App Smartly

    Dress Your App Smartly
    As evidenced by the recent hype about the new Instagram smart app icon, companies invest a lot of time and money to develop the look and feel of a smart device application (“app”) in order to promote brand recognition.…
  • May 12

    New I.P. Ammo and Worker Rights – The Federalization of Civil Trade Secrets Law

    New I.P. Ammo and Worker Rights – The Federalization of Civil Trade Secrets Law
    On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (the “DTSA”), creating a new federal civil claim for misappropriation of trade secrets and adding measures beyond those available…
Rank this Week: 3349

Dallas Non-Compete Lawyer

Dallas Non-Compete Lawyer

Covers Texas non-compete and trade secrets law. By the Law Offices of Robert J. Wood.

http://www.texasnoncompetelaw.com/
  • May 13

    Six Ways to Make a Trade Secrets Claim in Texa

    Six Ways to Make a Trade Secrets Claim in Texa
    As an employer, your trade secrets are the heart of your business.  Knowing every manner available to protect those trade secrets could make a big difference in future of your business.  A claim for misappropriation of trade secrets…
  • May 13

    What Is A Trade Secret Under New Texas Law?

    What Is A Trade Secret Under New Texas Law?
    Every business has some amount of confidential and proprietary information that it does not want its competitors knowing.  When someone uses a business’ confidential information without consent, or threatens to do so, filing a…
  • May 13

    Vendor Lists as Trade Secrets in Texa

    Vendor Lists as Trade Secrets in Texa
    Many businesses have a list of vendors or suppliers they routinely use in the course of business.  This list of vendors is often compiled after years of effort and references the vendors that the business knows to sell high quality…
Rank this Week: 2013

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

Corporate Social Responsibility…

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law

Covers corporate governance, human rights, trade and transparency. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.csrandthelaw.com
  • May 13

    Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely

    Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely
    It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: new private and public initiatives on recruitment fees, including a…
  • Apr 29

    Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely

    Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely
    It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: developments on mandatory disclosure requirements in both the United…
  • Apr 28

    Managing Risk: Integrating CSR and Compliance Functions Effectively

    Managing Risk: Integrating CSR and Compliance Functions Effectively
    Corporate social responsibility (“CSR”) is an important component of overall enterprise risk management for many companies. That said, too often, corporate implementation of CSR commitments is reliant upon diverse functions and…
Rank this Week: 3639