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WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

Provides practical insights from quantitative legal research on corporate law, capital markets, finance, and mergers & acquisitions, as well as law schools and legal education. By Professor Robert Anderson.

http://witnesseth.typepad.com
  • Apr 24

    Who really killed Whittier Law School? The shocking truth that you won't believe!

    Who really killed Whittier Law School? The shocking truth that you won't believe!
    A kerfuffle has erupted in the normally staid blogosphere of legal academics. Stephen Diamond of Santa Clara Law, a defender of law professor prerogatives, wrote a post blasting the decision to close troubled Whittier Law School and praising…
  • Apr 21

    Generational wealth shifting and the unnecessary Whittier law school story

    Generational wealth shifting and the unnecessary Whittier law school story
    The decision to close Whittier Law School has been widely reported and debated throughout the law school world as it's the first fully ABA-accredited school to shut its doors in recent memory. Whittier has served an important role in the…
  • Apr 16

    Is "fake news" itself fake news?

    Is "fake news" itself fake news?
    The topic of "fake news" is everywhere in the "real news" these days. Facebook is working to reduce fake news by weeding out those who promote it. Schools and universities are holding seminars to help gullible students identify and disregard…
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Western Canada Business Litigation…

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

Covers issues emerging in the legal and business communities. By Lawson Lundell LLP.

http://www.westerncanadabusinesslitigationblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    Dismissal for Chronic Delay – New Six Question Framework

    Dismissal for Chronic Delay – New Six Question Framework
    On April 19, 2017, in Humphreys v Trebilcock, 2017 ABCA 116 (“Humphreys“),  the Alberta Court of Appeal set out six “essential” questions that an adjudicator must ask in order to apply Rule 4.31, the…
  • Apr 6

    Canada’s Anti-Spam Law Gets Teeth, Leaves Opening for Class Action

    Canada’s Anti-Spam Law Gets Teeth, Leaves Opening for Class Action
    Canada already has one of the world’s strictest regimes regulating commercial electronic messages, and, just in time for the country’s 150th birthday, the consequences for breach are about to get much more severe. On July 1, 2017,…
  • Mar 17

    Court of Appeal upholds mortgage exit fee in face of Interest Act challenge

    Court of Appeal upholds mortgage exit fee in face of Interest Act challenge
    Section 8 of the Interest Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. I-15, prohibits any “fine, penalty or rate of interest . . . that has the effect of increasing the charge on the arrears beyond the rate of interest payable on principal money not in…
Rank this Week: 3144

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/
Rank this Week: 3897

DBL Law Blog

DBL Law Blog

Covers business, construction, employment and real estate law in Ohio and Kentucky. By Dressman Benzinger LaVelle.

http://www.dbllaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 24

    Nancy A. Spivey is DBL Law’s New Marketing Director

    Nancy A. Spivey is DBL Law’s New Marketing Director
    CRESTVIEW HILLS, KY – April 24, 2017 – DBL Law is pleased to announce the addition of Nancy A. Spivey as its new Marketing Director. Nancy A. Spivey will provide strategic guidance in managing the firm’s day-to-day marketing…
  • Mar 22

    Statewide Hunger-Relief Effort Comes to Northern Kentucky

    Statewide Hunger-Relief Effort Comes to Northern Kentucky
    Crestview Hills, KY. (March 22, 2017) – DBL Law is pleased to announce that it will be participating in the inaugural Kentucky Legal Food Frenzy from March 27 to April 7, 2017. The Food Frenzy is a statewide fund drive competition among…
  • Jan 30

    Right to Work Legislation in Kentucky

    Right to Work Legislation in Kentucky
    With a Republican majority in both houses of the Kentucky General Assembly for the first time in nearly a century, legislative changes to Kentucky’s labor laws have already begun. In the first few days of the 2017 General Assembly, the…
Rank this Week: 3343

Classified: The Class Action Blog

Classified: The Class Action Blog

A blog focused on the latest class action developments and trends by the attorneys of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://classifiedclassaction.com/
  • Apr 24

    Saved By The Bellwether Trial in the Ninth Circuit

    Saved By The Bellwether Trial in the Ninth Circuit
    Removal under the “mass action” provision of the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) is appropriate when 100 or more plaintiffs take the affirmative step of proposing to try their claims jointly and the claims involve common issues…
  • Apr 18

    2017 Carlton Fields Class Action Survey Highlight

    2017 Carlton Fields Class Action Survey Highlight
    Carlton Fields recently released its sixth annual Class Action Survey, which is based on detailed interviews with general counsel and senior legal officers at 373 companies operating in more than 25 industries. Those individuals shared their…
  • Apr 14

    Class Representatives Do Not Hold Veto Power Over Class Settlement

    Class Representatives Do Not Hold Veto Power Over Class Settlement
    In In re FedEx Ground Package Sys., Inc. Employment Practices Litig., No. 3:05-CV-595 RLM, 2017 WL 632119 (N.D. Ind. Feb. 14, 2017), only one of a total of seven class representatives signed off on accepting a proposed class settlement with…
Rank this Week: 1471

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Apr 24

    How to Fire Employees Without Being Sued

    How to Fire Employees Without Being Sued
    In the spirit of an old proverb that advises that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” this article provides a list of best practices that can help avoid wrongful-termination types of lawsuits and the business…
  • Apr 20

    Proving Lost Profits in a Trade Secrets Case – An Expensive Lesson from a Texas Court of Appeal

    Proving Lost Profits in a Trade Secrets Case – An Expensive Lesson from a Texas Court of Appeal
    Before filing a trade secrets case or in the early stages of such case, a company bringing a lawsuit should always consider the following questions: (1) what damages did we suffer? (2) how do we calculate such damages? (3) how do we prove…
  • Apr 10

    A Two Day Suspension is Not a Materially Adverse Action – Rules the Fifth Circuit

    A Two Day Suspension is Not a Materially Adverse Action – Rules the Fifth Circuit
    An employee must show that unpaid leave caused him or her physical, emotional, or economic harm via some documentation and not just conclusory statements in order to establish a "materially adverse action" by the employer.
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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/
  • Apr 24

    Preneed Shortfalls: Extended Installment Option

    Preneed Shortfalls: Extended Installment Option
    For consumers who need installments to pay for their preneed arrangement, funeral directors report that the $100 monthly payment is the comfort threshold for most individuals.   For a widow planning her own funeral, the $100 monthly…
  • Apr 19

    The MFT Complaint: Records and the Administration of Consumer Fund

    The MFT Complaint: Records and the Administration of Consumer Fund
    The next issue in our review of the MFT Complaint concerns the State Board allegation that the MFT fails to maintain adequate records to document how much consumers have paid and that the proper amounts were deposited to trust.   In…
  • Apr 13

    Health Care Proxy: Someone with a Backbone

    Health Care Proxy: Someone with a Backbone
    The Conversation Project recently posted a blog entry titled “Somebody with a Backbone”: Tips for Choosing a Health Care Proxy.   We could not agree more with the post’s recommendations about how to go about…
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Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

Covers intellectual property, entrepreneurship, technology, social media, fashion and entertainment

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Apr 24

    Body Painter, Natalie Fletcher, Discusses her ‘Bodies Across America” Project

    Body Painter, Natalie Fletcher, Discusses her ‘Bodies Across America” Project
    Body artist Natalie Fletcher blurs the line between landscape and portrait painting: using living, breathing canvases, she blends the human body seamlessly into its surroundings. In an exclusive interview with Creative Arts Advocate, she…
  • Apr 5

    2017 Film Festival Schedule

    2017 Film Festival Schedule
    The film festival circuit is a crucial way for independent filmmakers to have their voices heard. Festivals can be a few days long or spread out over a week, and frequently feature musical performances, art installations, and other events, in…
  • Mar 30

    Can the Practice of Yoga be Protected by Copyright Law?

    Can the Practice of Yoga be Protected by Copyright Law?
    Yoga. We’ve all tried it to help our aching backs or ease our nagging anxieties. In fact, over 30 million Americans practice yoga, with countless studios across the nation (surprisingly, Alaska has the most studios per capita). The…
Rank this Week: 2158

Kirk Sanders Law Blog

Kirk Sanders Law Blog

Covers North Carolina business and personal injury issues.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blogs/kirksanderslaw
  • Apr 24

    Probate Lost Will North Carolina

    Probate Lost Will North Carolina
    Tags: probate lost will north carolinaWhen a will is missing or lost after someone dies, what should you do?  Many times this occurs because the Last Will & Testament became lost in a tsunami of papers. Sometimes it gets…
  • Jan 23

    Map Act Inverse Condemnation Cases Statu

    Map Act Inverse Condemnation Cases Statu
    Tags: kirby v north carolina department of transportationwinston-salem eminent domain attorneysThe link below discusses the status of the Map Act cases in North Carolina as of January 20, 2017. The Map Act and its cases, namely Kirby v…
  • Dec 13

    NC Partition Attorney

    NC Partition Attorney
    Tags: NC Partition AttorneysA partition of property occurs when the property owners cannot agree. Finally, one says "that's enough, I want out" or "I want my 1/2, you can have your 1/2". If the other side won't buy the other out, then…
Rank this Week: 3007

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Covers North Carolina law.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blog
  • Apr 24

    Probate Lost Will North Carolina

    Probate Lost Will North Carolina
    Tags: probate lost will north carolinaWhen a will is missing or lost after someone dies, what should you do?  Many times this occurs because the Last Will & Testament became lost in a tsunami of papers. Sometimes it gets…
  • Jan 23

    Map Act Inverse Condemnation Cases Statu

    Map Act Inverse Condemnation Cases Statu
    Tags: kirby v north carolina department of transportationwinston-salem eminent domain attorneysThe link below discusses the status of the Map Act cases in North Carolina as of January 20, 2017. The Map Act and its cases, namely Kirby v…
  • Dec 13

    NC Partition Attorney

    NC Partition Attorney
    Tags: NC Partition AttorneysA partition of property occurs when the property owners cannot agree. Finally, one says "that's enough, I want out" or "I want my 1/2, you can have your 1/2". If the other side won't buy the other out, then…
Rank this Week: 657

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
  • Apr 24

    Investment Canada Act Review Threshold Increases to C$800 Million

    Investment Canada Act Review Threshold Increases to C$800 Million
    By Oliver J. Borgers and Michele Siu Today the pre-closing review threshold that applies to most direct acquisitions of Canadian businesses by non-Canadian[1], non-state owned investors from WTO member states has risen from C$600 million to…
  • Mar 24

    Ontario’s Bulk Sales Act has been repealed

    Ontario’s Bulk Sales Act has been repealed
    By Ian Mak, Jake Irwin, Heidi Gordon and Vanessa Chung On March 22, 2017, Ontario’s Bulk Sales Act (BSA) was repealed, bringing to an end bulk sales legislation in Canada.1 The BSA was enacted in 1917, and was intended to protect…
  • Mar 16

    Canadian Securities Administrators Publish Report and Guidelines on Social Media Use by Reporting Issuer

    Canadian Securities Administrators Publish Report and Guidelines on Social Media Use by Reporting Issuer
    By David E. Woollcombe and Claire Gowdy We recently wrote an article for The Canadian Securities Regulatory Monitor, McCarthy Tétrault’s blog covering securities regulatory developments, that we believe is of…
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Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Apr 24

    In Memoriam of Claude R. "Chip" Bowles Jr.

    In Memoriam of Claude R. "Chip" Bowles Jr.
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP lost a valued partner on April 18, 2017. Claude R. "Chip" Bowles Jr. was an incredibly smart and hardworking attorney who exhibited a conscientious and vigorous commitment to client service. Chip was also a man…
  • Apr 19

    Intellectual Property Audits, Management Programs Have Value

    Intellectual Property Audits, Management Programs Have Value
    Intellectual property has become increasingly complex and inevitably intertwined with many aspects of any organization in today’s fast-moving economy. Sources suggest the value of U.S. IP assets currently exceeds other tangible assets;…
  • Apr 14

    Decanted Trusts Win IRS GST Tax Approval

    Decanted Trusts Win IRS GST Tax Approval
    In a departure from their previously announced position, the IRS recently ruled that trusts which were decanted into new trusts on slightly different terms preserved their favorable grandfathered status against the generation-skipping…
Rank this Week: 2382

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/
  • Apr 24

    Forensic Analyses in Valuation: Interview With Jaime d’Almeida of Duff & Phelp

    Forensic Analyses in Valuation: Interview With Jaime d’Almeida of Duff & Phelp
    This week's New York Business Divorce previews and links to the latest podcast episode of the Business Divorce Roundtable featuring an interview with business evaluator Jaime d'Almeida on the important subject of forensic analyses in…
  • Apr 17

    Withdraw a Dissolution Claim? Not So Fast

    Withdraw a Dissolution Claim? Not So Fast
    This week's New York Business Divorce authored by Frank McRoberts focuses on a relatively rare issue decided by Albany Commercial Division Justice Richard Platkin involving a dissolution petitioner's request for permission to withdraw the…
  • Apr 10

    Business Divorce Nation: Five States, Five Case

    Business Divorce Nation: Five States, Five Case
    It's time for another trip across the country with this week's New York Business Divorce, as it examines five decisions last year by courts outside New York in business divorce cases. Continue Reading…
Rank this Week: 418

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

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

http://www.delawarelitigation.com/
  • Apr 23

    Chancery Rejects Derivative Claim Against LLC

    Chancery Rejects Derivative Claim Against LLC
    A recent Court of Chancery opinion is notable as a reminder that the same requirement of pre-suit demand futility in the corporate context is also required to be satisfied as a prerequisite to asserting a derivative claim in the LLC…
  • Apr 23

    Chancery Grants Section 220 Demand

    Chancery Grants Section 220 Demand
    The Court of Chancery issued an important decision a few days ago for those who need to understand the latest nuances of Delaware law involving DGCL Section 220.  Readers of these pages for the last 12 years have seen highlights of a…
  • Apr 23

    Chancery: Creditor Has No Standing to Sue LLC Derivatively

    Chancery: Creditor Has No Standing to Sue LLC Derivatively
    The Delaware Court of Chancery recently addressed the attempts of a creditor to sue the controlling members of an LLC for breach of fiduciary duty and related claims in connection with allegations that those members deceived the creditor into…
Rank this Week: 322

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
  • Apr 23

    Court of Chancery Explains When There Is A Basis To Investigate

    Court of Chancery Explains When There Is A Basis To Investigate
    T.J. Rogers v. Cypress Semiconductor Corp., C.A. No. 2017-0070-AGB (April 17, 2017) This decision does a good job of explaining when there is an adequate showing of possible wrongdoing sufficient to justify a books and records inspection. It…
  • Apr 23

    Court Of Chancery Explains Limits Of The Dual Claims Rule

    Court Of Chancery Explains Limits Of The Dual Claims Rule
    Dietrichson v. Knott, C.A. 11965-VCMR (April 19, 2017) Under the well-known Brinckerhoff decision, a claim may be both a direct claim and a derivative claim. When that occurs the complaint need not comply with Rule 32.1 demand requirements.…
  • Apr 23

    Court Of Chancery Explains What Are Direct Claims For An LP

    Court Of Chancery Explains What Are Direct Claims For An LP
    Sehoy Energy LP v. Haven Real Estate Group LLC, C.A. 12387-VCG (April 17, 2017) It matters whether a claim may be characterized as a direct claim belonging to the owners of an entity or as a derivative claim that may only be brought in the…
Rank this Week: 1880

The Virginia Business Litigation…

The Virginia Business Litigation Blog

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

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Apr 22

    Accessing Former Employer’s Google Account May Violate CFAA

    Accessing Former Employer’s Google Account May Violate CFAA
    Suppose your employer asks you to create a Google account for the company. So you do. You set up everything yourself: Google Drive, Google+, Gmail–the works. You even set the password to your dog’s name. All of Google’s…
  • Mar 9

    Hypothetical Overbreadth May Invalidate Noncompete

    Hypothetical Overbreadth May Invalidate Noncompete
    The “janitor test” isn’t the only hypothetical scenario that, when applied to a non-compete agreement governed by Virginia law, can render the contract unenforceable. In NVR, Inc. v. David Nelson, the federal court in…
  • Feb 6

    Public Disclosure of Discovery

    Public Disclosure of Discovery
    If you look up “deposition” on YouTube, you’ll likely find over 200,000 videos to choose from. Many include graphics and commentary that the uploader added after the deposition was taken, usually with the aim of mocking the…
Rank this Week: 891

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
  • Apr 21

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)
    Featuring Professors Nancy Chi Cantalupo, Katharine Baker, Daniel Hemel, and Richard Epstein. Moderated by Professor Emily Buss. Presented by the Domestic and Sexual Violence Project, Defenders, Law Women's Caucus, Education and Child…
  • Mar 7

    Gillian Thomas, "Title VII and Women in the Workplace"

    Gillian Thomas, "Title VII and Women in the Workplace"
    Gillian Thomas, staff attorney at the ACLU Women's Rights Project, will discuss issues in her recently-published book, Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years about Title VII and its effects for women in the workplace. The book…
  • Feb 28

    Anthony J. Casey, "The Short Happy Life of Rules and Standards"

    Anthony J. Casey, "The Short Happy Life of Rules and Standards"
    The choice between rules and standards in lawmaking is a central question. But the line between the two forms is not as clear as most scholars presume. This talk argues that the lack of a coherent unifying principle in the…
Rank this Week: 135

The Schulzke Brief

The Schulzke Brief

Provides commentary on commerce and the law. By Kurt Schulzke.

http://schulzkelaw.com
  • Apr 21

    Materiality: No, the SEC did not write SAB No. 99

    Materiality: No, the SEC did not write SAB No. 99
    Corporate Counsel serves up a mostly excellent article, Securities Law Disclosure Checklist for Alleged (or Confirmed) Misconduct, outlining disclosures that public companies should consider regarding alleged misconduct by…
  • Mar 14

    Preet Bharara’s unprofessional antics confirm his dismissal

    Preet Bharara’s unprofessional antics confirm his dismissal
    Media coverage of President Trump’s firing of Preet Bharara, the so-called “showman Sheriff of Wall Street,” has been breathless and brainless. On this, Glenn Reynolds and I agree: Bharara’s refusal to resign his post…
  • Nov 7

    Doctor’s orders: Follow Georgia advance directives!

    Doctor’s orders: Follow Georgia advance directives!
    What about advance directives for health care? They’re touted as estate plan essentials but do they really work? It turns out that their practical impact depends on the willingness of healthcare providers to read and heed what…
Rank this Week: 599

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Apr 21

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting
    CALL FOR PAPERS AALS Section on Transactional Law and Skills Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting 2018 AALS Annual Meeting San Diego, CA This call for papers solicits unpublished papers that analyze the question of access to…
  • Apr 4

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation
    Fifth Annual Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation: Call for Papers UCLA School of Law, in conjunction with the University of Richmond School of Law, Boston University School of Law, and University of Illinois College of Law,…
  • Feb 7

    Appraisal and Merger Price

    Appraisal and Merger Price
    Over the past couple of years something has been happening in appraisal litigation. For a long time, appraisal litigation was something of a backwater: experts battling over which variables a judge must insert into a discounted cash flow…
Rank this Week: 393

Property Casualty Focus

Property Casualty Focus

Focused on legal developments in the property-casualty industry. By Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://propertycasualtyfocus.com/
  • Apr 21

    New York Court Upholds Suit Limitation Period, Ruling Appraisal is Not a Condition Precedent to Filing Suit

    New York Court Upholds Suit Limitation Period, Ruling Appraisal is Not a Condition Precedent to Filing Suit
    Courts will generally uphold reasonable suit limitation periods in property insurance policies, if the insurer does not affirmatively waive or extend them. In MZM Real Estate Corp. v. Tower Ins. Co. of New York, No. 452741/2015 (N.Y. Sup. Ct.…
  • Apr 14

    Marijuana Insurance: Workers’ Compensation Carriers Take a Hit

    Marijuana Insurance: Workers’ Compensation Carriers Take a Hit
    Marijuana is becoming big business as its growth rate zooms past even the astronomical dotcom industry growth rate of the 1990s. The industry had nearly $7 billion in 2016 revenue (a 30 percent increase over 2015), and an eye-popping $20…
  • Apr 7

    A Stitch in Time Saves … An Insured From Incurring Non-Covered Defense Cost

    A Stitch in Time Saves … An Insured From Incurring Non-Covered Defense Cost
    Timely notice is typically a condition precedent to coverage under an insurance contract, though many states require an insurer to demonstrate prejudice before denying coverage solely based on a failure to comply with a notice provision.…
Rank this Week: 1461

Small Business Lawyer Blog

Small Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business transactions and international small business law. By Daniel H. Erskine.

http://smallbusinesslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    Technological Innovation Government Program

    Technological Innovation Government Program
    For small businesses looking to conduct research and development, while needing funds to realize their small business technology, check out The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The SBIR "is a highly competitive program that…
  • Feb 17

    Barriers to Digital Trade

    Barriers to Digital Trade
    In January 2017 the Congressional Research Service drafted a report entitled Digital Trade and U.S. Trade Policy. The Report (43 pages long) complies information from across various sectors to describe barriers faced by US companies in…
  • Nov 13

    Cybersecurity Tool

    Cybersecurity Tool
    If your business operates online, then your business/company should seriously address cybersecurity issues. The Small Business Administration (SBA) dedicates a page describing and linking to "Top Tools and Resources for Small Business…
Rank this Week: 1718

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business transactions, start-ups, and mergers. By Structure Law Group, LLP.

http://www.sanjosebusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    What Constitutes Undue Influence?

    What Constitutes Undue Influence?
    Every time a contract is signed, the potential exists that one party fails to perform the obligations specified under the contract. In such cases, the aggrieved party may elect to file a lawsuit to try to seek performance under the contract…
  • Apr 14

    What do I do if I have a Data Security Breach?

    What do I do if I have a Data Security Breach?
    As a business owner, you should take every possible precaution to ensure that the information of your clients, customers, and employees is safe. However, as many corporate owners will tell you, even the most well-prepared companies - large or…
  • Apr 7

    How do I Remove a Partner from my Business?

    How do I Remove a Partner from my Business?
    Many partnerships begin among friends or individuals with similar interests who have a business idea together. However, having a good business idea and being able to cooperate to actually run a successful partnership are two very different…
Rank this Week: 3268

AMS Counsel Blawg

AMS Counsel Blawg

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

http://annemariesegal.com/
Rank this Week: 3792

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
  • Apr 21

    Applied BioMath and Northern Biologics to Collaborate on Biotherapeutic Candidate in Oncology

    Applied BioMath and Northern Biologics to Collaborate on Biotherapeutic Candidate in Oncology
    Firm client Applied BioMath, the industry-leader in applying mechanistic modeling to drug research and development, announced a collaboration with Northern Biologics, an innovative antibody discovery and development company. The companies…
  • Apr 20

    MBBP’s Life Sciences Vector Newsletter, Spring 2017

    MBBP’s Life Sciences Vector Newsletter, Spring 2017
    Our Life Sciences team has published the Spring 2017 edition of its newsletter, Vector. Below you will find brief descriptions of the news and articles included in the publication. Read the full newsletter for more information. DAVID…
  • Apr 19

    WatchRx Selected as Top Innovator by AARP and MedCity New

    WatchRx Selected as Top Innovator by AARP and MedCity New
    Jayanthi Narasimhan, Founder and CEO of firm client WatchRx, has been named a 50+ Innovation Leader by AARP and MedCity News. The honor recognizes the leading innovators of services and products designed to serve the booming 50+ consumer…
Rank this Week: 931

AG Deal Diary

AG Deal Diary

A collection of insights and analysis on hot topics impacting companies, funds, dealmakers and directors. By Akin Gump.

http://www.akingump.com/en/experience/practices/corporate/ag-deal-diary/index.html
  • Apr 20

    Recommended Reading: Proxy Season Preview: Shareholder Activism

    Recommended Reading: Proxy Season Preview: Shareholder Activism
    This week we highlight a report by Proxy Monitor on the early filings and voting returns of the 2017 Proxy season. Among early-meeting companies, proposals are evenly split between those relating to corporate governance and those relating to…
  • Apr 13

    What's New in Washington: 10 Things You Need to Know - April 13 Edition

    What's New in Washington: 10 Things You Need to Know - April 13 Edition
    Congress entered into its spring recess on April 7 having delivered regulatory reforms to President Trump’s desk. In the first 75 days of the Trump administration, legislators approved 13 Congressional Review Act resolutions, with…
  • Apr 13

    Don’t Forget to Update the Covers of Your SEC Form

    Don’t Forget to Update the Covers of Your SEC Form
    On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, a final rule became effective that added two new “check box” items to the covers of Securities Act and Exchange Act forms relating to an issuer’s status as an emerging growth company (EGC).…
Rank this Week: 2556

UpCounsel Blog

UpCounsel Blog

About making your business leaner, faster and smarter.

https://www.upcounsel.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1400

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
Rank this Week: 1243

Odgers Law Group Blog

Odgers Law Group Blog

Covers California business and estate planning law.

https://odgerslawgroup.com/blog/
  • Apr 20

    How to start a business in Los Angele

    How to start a business in Los Angele
    How do I Start a Business in Los Angeles? Have you considered what it would be like to start a business in Los Angeles but are unsure where to begin? Without the proper knowledge, this can be an exhausting process. This blog post should be a…
  • Apr 13

    Benefits of a California Durable Power of Attorney

    Benefits of a California Durable Power of Attorney
    What is a California Durable Power of Attorney? A California Durable Power of Attorney is a document that authorizes your agent (a person you choose) to manage your financial affairs if you become unable (or unwilling) to manage them…
  • Apr 5

    The Significance of a Pre-Incorporation Agreement

    The Significance of a Pre-Incorporation Agreement
    Corporate ownership or Incorporation is one of the more complex forms of legal ownership of a business. Due to its complexity, it is wise to have a pre-incorporation agreement drafted to get started on the right foot. Pre-Incorporation…
Rank this Week: 1673

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

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

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Predicted this in 2012.

    Predicted this in 2012.
    The story on Whittier in the NYT is here.As I said in 2012, "[t]he world doesn’t need as many ABA-accredited law schools as it has already, just as the world has figured out that it doesn’t need as many U.S.-based BigLaw firms as…
  • Mar 18

    Well, Jeff now gets to use a Satan emoji to describe me.

    Well, Jeff now gets to use a Satan emoji to describe me.
    Here's why:I was at the Burbank airport earlier this week, returning my rental car, and I heard a running sound.  The next thing I knew, a man (whose weight I've estimated at over 200 lbs--he was a big guy) had tripped, fallen into me,…
  • Mar 5

    How NOT to collect a legal bill.

    How NOT to collect a legal bill.
    We used a friend of ours, Mike Cenatiempo, to update our wills.  Mike used to work at Shannon Gracey, which is now defunct.  We paid our bill in December 2016.  We got a "past due" notice from the defunct Shannon Gracey law…
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California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Apr 20

    We are Always Looking for One or Two More Good Clients . . . Even When Business is Great

    We are Always Looking for One or Two More Good Clients . . . Even When Business is Great
    One of the questions people ask me frequently is about whether we are accepting new clients. While the short answer is “Yes”, here is some additional information which many people find interesting . . .
  • Apr 11

    Woman Sues Chipotle for $2.2 Billion Over Unauthorized Use of Her Image

    Woman Sues Chipotle for $2.2 Billion Over Unauthorized Use of Her Image
    Does a company have the right to use someone’s image without their permission? That question is central to a new lawsuit. While the lawsuit’s merit remains undetermined, it is stirring up negative publicity for the company.…
  • Mar 30

    Screenwriter Files Lawsuit Against Disney Over Zootopia

    Screenwriter Files Lawsuit Against Disney Over Zootopia
    A screenwriter/producer is suing The Walt Disney Company over its award-winning animated film “Zootopia.” The writer claims that the entertainment giant stole his idea after he pitched it to studio executives in 2000 and 2009.…
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Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

Covers business and privacy law. By Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://cybersecurity.jmbm.com/
  • Apr 20

    Cybersecurity Lawyer — Beyond Tabletop Exercises: Running a Data Breach Drill

    Cybersecurity Lawyer — Beyond Tabletop Exercises: Running a Data Breach Drill
    You spent valuable time and resources crafting a cybersecurity breach action plan. You’ve assembled a multidisciplinary response team. You’ve identified who is responsible for what, and what decision-tree will go into effect. The…
  • Mar 28

    Cybersecurity Programs and the FTC – Staying out of Harm’s Way

    Cybersecurity Programs and the FTC – Staying out of Harm’s Way
    While there is no nationwide cybersecurity program, the Federal Trade Commission has brought more than 50 actions claiming that the cybersecurity practices of a variety of companies in a variety of industries. While these actions have…
  • Mar 21

    Professional Service Firms Ignore Cybersecurity at Their Peril

    Professional Service Firms Ignore Cybersecurity at Their Peril
    Cybersecurity horror stories tend to focus on government agencies, retail outlets, health care institutions, and other companies serving consumers. But business professionals such as lawyers, accountants and business managers are increasingly…
Rank this Week: 1830

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/
  • Apr 20

    New Jersey Supreme Court to Consider Consumer Class Action Complaint

    New Jersey Supreme Court to Consider Consumer Class Action Complaint
    Consumer protection laws allow the recovery of damages from businesses for various fraudulent or deceptive practices. These laws tend to define prohibited conduct in very general terms. Businesses that provide goods or services to the general…
  • Apr 6

    New Jersey May Require State Agency to Survey Businesses that Leave the State

    New Jersey May Require State Agency to Survey Businesses that Leave the State
    The overall economic outlook for New Jersey is cautiously optimistic, at least according to some sources. The New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) describes a gradual increase in “business confidence” in its…
  • Mar 16

    “Pay-to-Play” Laws Create Possible Pitfalls for New Jersey Businesse

    “Pay-to-Play” Laws Create Possible Pitfalls for New Jersey Businesse
    Government contracts are a major source of revenue for many businesses, both large and small. In order to prevent corruption, and to avoid the appearance of corruption, Congress, state legislatures, and city councils have enacted laws…
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Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Covers commercial and civil litigation in New York.

http://www.nylitigationfirm.com/blog
  • Apr 20

    The Edge vs. California

    The Edge vs. California
    The most bitter property battle in US history is about to start in California.  Since buying 151 acres more »
  • Mar 31

    Legal Battle Over Misplaced Comma

    Legal Battle Over Misplaced Comma
    A missing ‘comma’ has created a lot of misunderstanding mainly because millions of dollars are at stake because more »
  • Feb 13

    Monsanto sued in Los Angeles County for false advertising

    Monsanto sued in Los Angeles County for false advertising
    Today a class action lawsuit (Case No: BC 578 942) was filed in Los Angeles County, California against more »
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Great Lakes Customs Law Blog

Great Lakes Customs Law Blog

Covers the intersection of customs law and asset seizures, with a particular focus on reporting on news of U.S. Customs & Border Protection currency seizures from international travelers for failure to report, bulk cash smuggling, or structuring.

http://greatlakescustomslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 19

    CBP Seizes $273,005 in Smuggled Cash

    CBP Seizes $273,005 in Smuggled Cash
    CBP discovered over a quarter-million dollars hidden in the right-rear quarter-panel of a Dodge Durango that was being driven out ... The post CBP Seizes $273,005 in Smuggled Cash appeared first on Great Lakes Customs Law.
  • Apr 13

    CBP Officers Seize Cash Disguised as Dough

    CBP Officers Seize Cash Disguised as Dough
    This article could also be called, CBP seizes “dough,” slang for cash. This seems to me to be a very ... The post CBP Officers Seize Cash Disguised as Dough appeared first on Great Lakes Customs Law.
  • Apr 7

    CBP Seizes Guns & Money to Mexico

    CBP Seizes Guns & Money to Mexico
    Guns, money, and and lawyers; the first two items are what this disjointed story from CBP is about, and the ... The post CBP Seizes Guns & Money to Mexico appeared first on Great Lakes Customs Law.
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Law Offices of Gregory D. Jordan…

Law Offices of Gregory D. Jordan Blog

Covers business disputes, employment law matters and oil and gas law matters throughout Texas.

http://www.theaustintriallawyer.com/blog/
  • Apr 19

    Texas appeals court’s decision shows importance of wording in noncompete agreement

    Texas appeals court’s decision shows importance of wording in noncompete agreement
    A recent decision by a Texas appeals court demonstrates that the wording of a noncompete agreement must be precise. In the case, East Texas Copy Systems, Inc. v. Player, the Court of Appeals in Texarkana ruled that a noncompete agreement was…
  • Mar 15

    Texas property owners file class-action suit against Devon Energy over royaltie

    Texas property owners file class-action suit against Devon Energy over royaltie
    A class-action lawsuit has been filed by Texas property owners alleging that Devon Energy used sham transactions to underpay natural gas royalties. On January 6, class-action status was granted by U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade in Dallas,…
  • Jan 31

    Investment firms sue oil company, alleging breach of contract

    Investment firms sue oil company, alleging breach of contract
    An oil company was sued by two investment firms in Harris County District Court in Texas over an alleged breach of contract. SSG Advisors, LLC and Chiron Financial LLC filed the lawsuit against Daybreak Oil and Gas Inc., claiming that…
Rank this Week: 1737

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/
  • Apr 19

    How to Avoid the Nightmare of Giving Up Business Ownership

    How to Avoid the Nightmare of Giving Up Business Ownership
    Continuing from our last post, Pitfalls of Giving Up Equity in a Business Venture, Ownership of your business is key. It is the symbol of your own hard work and passion, and security for the success of your future decisions. The more…
  • Mar 28

    Pitfalls of Giving Up Equity in a Business Venture (Part 1)

    Pitfalls of Giving Up Equity in a Business Venture (Part 1)
    From entrepreneurs to trusted advisors, financing a new business venture can be extraordinarily challenging. When you are considering your options, however, be very cautious about giving up ownership. Such a strategy can help get your…
  • Jan 26

    New Name, Same Dedication…

    New Name, Same Dedication…
    We have changed the name of our firm from Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP to Hymes, Schreiber & Knox, LLP. The name change comes after the passing of Samuel H. Anker and the promotion to partner of our long-time firm member, KC Marie…
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Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers business-related legal current events and topics in areas including: litigation, labor law, creditors' remedies, real estate law, mediation and arbitration, construction law, intellectual property, and more.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Apr 19

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?
    The hashtag has become an ever-present aspect of social media, spreading across platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and more.   Originally developed on Twitter, a hashtag is a word or a phrase following the pound sign used…
  • Apr 12

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement
    If you have a product or own a business, it can be difficult in this day and age to come up with a unique name. This is especially true if your first or last name is part of the company name — it is unlikely there aren’t at least…
  • Apr 4

    Does Facebook Own My Content?

    Does Facebook Own My Content?
    These questions have been floating around for several years now: who really owns the content you post on your Facebook page? Does Facebook own my content, or is it still my personal property?   At the bare bones of this issue, you do own…
Rank this Week: 1625

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to business law, including intellectual property, trademarks, litigation, and employment law.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Apr 19

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?
    The hashtag has become an ever-present aspect of social media, spreading across platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and more.   Originally developed on Twitter, a hashtag is a word or a phrase following the pound sign used…
  • Apr 12

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement
    If you have a product or own a business, it can be difficult in this day and age to come up with a unique name. This is especially true if your first or last name is part of the company name — it is unlikely there aren’t at least…
  • Apr 4

    Does Facebook Own My Content?

    Does Facebook Own My Content?
    These questions have been floating around for several years now: who really owns the content you post on your Facebook page? Does Facebook own my content, or is it still my personal property?   At the bare bones of this issue, you do own…
Rank this Week: 1067

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: 2637

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Transfer on Death Deeds - The Sky Report April 2017

    Transfer on Death Deeds - The Sky Report April 2017
    Our latest newsletter, The Sky Report April 2017.  Article on Transfer on Death Deeds and announcements of our newest attorney and new office.  See more on our website www.clearskylaw.com
  • Oct 13

    Led Zeppelin wins copyright case

    Led Zeppelin wins copyright case
    Jury rules that Led Zeppelin did not infringe when composed and recorded Stairway to Heaven.
  • Oct 13

    The Slants to play before U.S. Supreme Court

    The Slants to play before U.S. Supreme Court
    The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether disparaging trademarks can be registered by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
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Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Does your client have a right to see the evidence against him? (Criminal)

    Does your client have a right to see the evidence against him? (Criminal)
    Part of the job of a good defense attorney is to fight. Not random gestures aimed at demons and ghosts, but rather concerted efforts to prevent our clients from being trampled by the well intentioned bootheels of the prosecutorial beasties. …
  • Apr 18

    The difference between "credible fear" and "reasonable fear" interviews by ICE/DHS

    The difference between "credible fear" and "reasonable fear" interviews by ICE/DHS
    From time to time we run into this question -- what is the difference between there two types of interviews? A recent question asked on an immigration board, to which we belong, is typical: I have a detained client who received a positive…
  • Apr 2

    Drug use and the I-485

    Drug use and the I-485
    Section 3 of the I-485 -- asking about drugs.I had a chance to help a fellow practitioner the other day, and I thought I would share his question so others might benefit, too! You do a ton of litigation, and I also know you are…
Rank this Week: 2103

Wisconsin Business Law Blog

Wisconsin Business Law Blog

By Schober & Mitchell, S.C.

http://www.wisconsinbusinesslawblog.com
  • Apr 18

    Corporation vs. LLC: Which Should You Choose?

    Corporation vs. LLC: Which Should You Choose?
    If you’ve decided to create a startup business, one of the many decisions you face is the choice of what type of limited liability entity to form. In Wisconsin, the most typical choices are either the Limited…
  • Mar 2

    Business Docket Coming to a Courthouse Near You!

    Business Docket Coming to a Courthouse Near You!
    The attorneys at Schober Schober & Mitchell, S.C. are excited about the recent news that a Commercial Court Docket (“CCD”) will be coming to circuit courts in the Fox Valley, as well as in Southeastern Wisconsin–…
  • Feb 14

    Federal “Right to Yelp” Law Enacted

    Federal “Right to Yelp” Law Enacted
    Effective March 14, 2017, consumers will have what is being called by some, a “Right to Yelp”. The Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 (“CRFA”) was enacted in December 2016, and prohibits businesses from…
Rank this Week: 3988

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to starting and running a business.

http://www.kalialawpc.com/from-the-blog/
  • Apr 18

    Social Media Campaigns for Startups – Legal Issues to Consider

    Social Media Campaigns for Startups – Legal Issues to Consider
    For startups, social media serves an advertising channel and a direct line of communication with its existing and prospective customers. When used correctly, social media can have a positive impact. Successful social media campaigns can peek…
  • Mar 14

    What Will Happen to the New Overtime Rule?

    What Will Happen to the New Overtime Rule?
    Employers and employees across the country are closely monitoring developments regarding the suspension of former President Obama’s “Overtime Rule.” In November 2016, a Texas Federal Court judge issued a preliminary…
  • Feb 27

    Where Should You Incorporate?

    Where Should You Incorporate?
    Launching a new business presents an exciting opportunity that includes making important decisions with far-reaching consequences. Not the least of these is deciding where to incorporate your business. Some states are widely considered more…
Rank this Week: 2947

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

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

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Negotiating a Convertible Note Financing

    Negotiating a Convertible Note Financing
    A convertible note is a hybrid of debt and equity, and it’s a popular form of financing for two main reasons. First, convertible notes are generally easy and cost-effective, because they require little negotiation and paperwork. Second,…
  • Mar 28

    Guide to Starting a Hedge Fund

    Guide to Starting a Hedge Fund
    As an investment manager looking into starting a hedge fund, you know that a successful launch is critical to standing out in the increasingly competitive investment management business. If you want to attract capital from the right…
  • Mar 15

    Understanding the Common Investment Structures for a Seed or Angel Round

    Understanding the Common Investment Structures for a Seed or Angel Round
    I’ve previously written about the steps that startups and emerging companies need to take to prepare for an angel or seed round, one of which is becoming familiar with the popular investment structures that are available. With the…
Rank this Week: 1200

Beer Law Blog

Beer Law Blog

Blog devoted to the legal issues of the craft brewer, winemaker, and distiller.

http://beerlawcenter.com/craft-beer-blog/
  • Apr 18

    Trademarking “Sunshine State Brewing Company”

    Trademarking “Sunshine State Brewing Company”
    There are a couple of issues with trademarking “Sunshine State Brewing Company.”  (1) You cannot register a geographic location on the federal registry (USPTO). (2) You cannot register a generic word or phrase. Let’s…
  • Apr 4

    Interested in Registering your Trademark at the State Level?

    Interested in Registering your Trademark at the State Level?
      Trademark Series Part 3 Check out Part 1 and Part 2 of our Trademark Series!   In addition to the federal registry (The United States Patent and Trademark Office), you can also register your mark at the state level. The USPTO…
  • Mar 22

    Is incontestability contestable?

    Is incontestability contestable?
      Trademark Series: Part 2 In Part 1 of our trademark blog series (click here), we discussed the status of incontestability in trademark law. Incontestability seems like a sure thing- the registrant has exclusive right to use the…
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