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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/
  • Feb 2

    Chancery Signals End of Disclosure Only Settlement

    Chancery Signals End of Disclosure Only Settlement
    The Delaware Court of Chancery has recently issued an opinion denying a “disclosure only” settlement, in the case of  In Re Trulia Inc. Stockholder Litigation, C.A. No. 10020-CB (Del. Ch. Jan. 22, 2016).  This case is…
  • Jan 31

    Motion to Dismiss Section 205 Action Denied

    Motion to Dismiss Section 205 Action Denied
    Under Sections 204 and 205 actions of the DGCL, Delaware corporations may petition the Court of Chancery to ratify otherwise defective corporate actions.  To read prior blog post summarizing these provisions of the DGCL, click here.…
  • Jan 30

    Unocal Applied to Bylaw Amendments, Not to Agreement with Activist Shareholder

    Unocal Applied to Bylaw Amendments, Not to Agreement with Activist Shareholder
    In the recent decision of In re Ebix, Inc. S’holder Litig., Consol. C.A. No. 8526-VCN (Del. Ch. Jan. 15, 2016), the Court of Chancery examined certain board actions claimed to be entrenching and subject to Unocal review.…
Rank this Week: 2196

The Venture Alley

The Venture Alley

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

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

    Data Breach Incidents – 16 DOs and DON’T

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

    The Hot List: 2016 Proxy Season Trends and Action Item

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

    Unicorn Infographic and 2015 Trend

    Unicorn Infographic and 2015 Trend
    CB Insights created the below infographic on October 26, 2015 illustrating the rise of unicorn companies since 2011. This graphic is particularly interesting when viewed together with CB Insights’ blog post this morning…
Rank this Week: 1678

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Feb 2

    How to Avoid Probate (and Family Fights) Over a Bank Account

    How to Avoid Probate (and Family Fights) Over a Bank Account
    A big part of our job is helping people avoid the Arkansas probate process. One of the ways we help people avoid probate is changing information about personal bank accounts. If you die and you’re the only person on your bank account,…
  • Feb 1

    What is an Uncontested Divorce?

    What is an Uncontested Divorce?
    I get a lot of questions about divorce, especially about getting an uncontested divorce. I also get a lot of opinions. Some are correct, but most of them have more to do with TV shows about lawyers and bad advice from relatives than real law.…
  • Nov 13

    Battery: Good for Christmas Toys, Bad for Christma

    Battery: Good for Christmas Toys, Bad for Christma
    That is:  Getting a Domestic Battery charge is one of the worst ways to spend an Arkansas holiday. The Holidays (Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Years, that is) can be particularly tough on families. Money is tight because of Christmas.…
Rank this Week: 1756

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/
  • Feb 2

    What Small Business Owners Should Know About Joint Employment

    What Small Business Owners Should Know About Joint Employment
    In recent years, many business models have become more flexible and labor arrangements have become more creative to better suit business owners. Many small businesses may need assistance but may not have the need or ability to hire full-time…
  • Jan 8

    Intellectual Property Concerns for Tech Startup

    Intellectual Property Concerns for Tech Startup
    For many startups in the technology sector, their most valuable asset is an idea, and in today’s Internet-connected world, an idea can be worth billions of dollars. The ability to instantly reach and connect millions of people on their…
  • Jan 4

    Information Regarding California’s Paid Sick Leave Requirement

    Information Regarding California’s Paid Sick Leave Requirement
    If you own a business in California and have any employees, you should be well aware of the new law that went into effect in July of 2015. The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act requires employers to allow employees to accrue paid sick…
Rank this Week: 2430

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/
  • Feb 2

    Supreme Court Finds that Time Employees Spend in Security Screening is Not Compensable

    Supreme Court Finds that Time Employees Spend in Security Screening is Not Compensable
    In an important Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) case, Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk, the Supreme Court recently ruled that time employees spent waiting to undergo and undergoing security screenings is not compensable under the…
  • Jan 5

    Making Tomorrow’s Decisions, Today – A Complimentary Pre-Planning Seminar

    Making Tomorrow’s Decisions, Today – A Complimentary Pre-Planning Seminar
    Please join us for a complimentary and informative pre-planning seminar. Presented by Linnemann Funeral Homes and DBL Law. Discover how advanced planning can help your family prepare in case of emergency. By having your affairs in order…
  • Dec 29

    By The Book: Transforming Handbooks Into Contracts In Langenkamp V. Olson

    By The Book: Transforming Handbooks Into Contracts In Langenkamp V. Olson
    A recent summary order from the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit – which exercises federal appellate jurisdiction over New York, Connecticut and Vermont — serves as a reminder that an employer’s reliance…
Rank this Week: 4710

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
  • Feb 2

    How to Answer When an Activist Call

    How to Answer When an Activist Call
    The increasing activist stockholder demands upon boards of directors call for careful responses. The recent Delaware Court of Chancery decision In re Ebix Stockholder Litigation, C.A. No. 8526-VCN (Del. Ch. Jan. 15, 2016), provides…
  • Feb 2

    Court Of Chancery Addresses M&A Discovery

    Court Of Chancery Addresses M&A Discovery
    Hamilton Partners L.P. v. Highland Capital Management L.P.,  C.A. 6547-VCN (February 2, 2016) Discovery of financial information in M&A litigation, including appraisal actions, often involves two issues: (1) how far back before the…
  • Feb 2

    Court Of Chancery Imposes An “Incorporation Condition” On A Stockholder’s Books And Records Inspection

    Court Of Chancery Imposes An “Incorporation Condition” On A Stockholder’s Books And Records Inspection
    Amalgamated Bank v. Yahoo! Inc., C.A. 10774-VCL (February 2, 2016) This is a precedent-setting decision in the books and records context. In it, the Court imposes an “Incorporation Condition” on the stockholder’s…
Rank this Week: 2188

Rush On Business

Rush On Business

Covers business litigation, employment law, franchise law, incorporation and starting a business. By Rush Nigut.

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

    Iowa Caucus Wrap Up

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

    Predicting Winners of the Iowa Caucuse

    Predicting Winners of the Iowa Caucuse
    The Iowa Caucus is this coming Monday, February 1, 2016. Many in Iowa claim to be happy when the caucus is over but secretly we like all the attention because Iowa only receives this kind of attention every presidential election cycle. So who…
  • Jan 25

    How Do Presidential Candidates Stack Up on Small Business Issues?

    How Do Presidential Candidates Stack Up on Small Business Issues?
    I normally try to avoid political issues and discussion because really it does me no good. I am sure to tick someone off because I have clients who are on both sides of the aisle and some that are not political at all. But since the Iowa…
Rank this Week: 514

Pension Risk Matters

Pension Risk Matters

Focuses on pension financial risk issues from a governance and fiduciary perspective. Published by Susan M. Mangiero.

http://www.pensionriskmatters.com/
  • Feb 1

    February 2 Hearing On New Fiduciary Bill

    February 2 Hearing On New Fiduciary Bill
    Grab the popcorn. At 10 am EST on February 2, 2016, the Education and Workforce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives will live stream its hearing on H.R. 4293, the Affordable Retirement Advice Protection Act. Click here to access…
  • Jan 27

    ERISA Investment Committee Governance

    ERISA Investment Committee Governance
    For those who missed the January 27 webinar entitled "ERISA Plan Investment Governance: Avoiding Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims," click here to download the slides for this educational program. There were three presenters, each of…
  • Jan 18

    Chief Retirement Officer Redux

    Chief Retirement Officer Redux
    Skittishness about an individual's financial ability to retire is one factor that I believe underlies continued ERISA litigation activity. As I suggested to Wall Street Journal reporter Anne Tergeson,…
Rank this Week: 1619

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

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

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Feb 1

    Yes, a Stranger Can Cancel Your LLC!

    Yes, a Stranger Can Cancel Your LLC!
    This post discusses how (amazingly!) an unauthorized stranger can cancel your LLC (limited liability company) or corporation. It is based on a Quora question that I answered. See What prevents someone from filing a restated certificate of…
  • Jan 13

    What is a DMCA Counter Notification?

    What is a DMCA Counter Notification?
    In Terms of Use and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), I discussed DMCA provisions pertaining to takedown notices. This post discusses how an online service provider should respond to a takedown notice and the role of the counter…
  • Jan 11

    Limited Liability – a Definition

    Limited Liability – a Definition
    This post on the meaning of the term limited liability is based on a Quora answer that I provided. Please see What does limited liability and unlimited liability mean in case of companies? Meaning of Limited Liability “Limited…
Rank this Week: 673

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
  • Feb 1

    Clearing Away Cloud Confusion; MBBP Team to Illuminate Intricacies of Buying and Selling Cloud Service

    Clearing Away Cloud Confusion; MBBP Team to Illuminate Intricacies of Buying and Selling Cloud Service
    Lawyers for technology companies are increasingly asked to assess the risks of client companies shifting from standard sales and licenses to a cloud model, and lawyers for every company need to assess the pros and cons of receiving core…
  • Feb 1

    What’s in Your Employee Handbook? (It Matters!)

    What’s in Your Employee Handbook? (It Matters!)
    Employee handbooks are helpful as long as they are accurate, up-to-date and do not unintentionally create contractual rights. But handbooks that contain promissory language, legally non-compliant policies or outdated information may result in…
  • Jan 22

    MBBP Attorney to Host Office Hours at TechSandBox 1/28/2016

    MBBP Attorney to Host Office Hours at TechSandBox 1/28/2016
    On  Thursday, January 28, MBBP Attorney Sean Detweiler will host Office Hours at TechSandBox to help answer your patent and strategy questions. Office Hours provides access to experts in topics such as…
Rank this Week: 1503

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 1

    Florida Firearms Law

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

    Protect Your IRA

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

    Non Citizens and Florida Homestead

    Non Citizens and Florida Homestead
    Florida Homestead for Non U.S. Citizens is possible for two types of Florida Homestead exemptions. The first homestead exemption is tax based. If you live in your home  and you or your spouse or dependent child is a permanent resident of…
Rank this Week: 302

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/
  • Feb 1

    Five Key Securities Issues in Due Diligence of M&A Deal

    Five Key Securities Issues in Due Diligence of M&A Deal
    In business acquisitions, and especially in business acquisitions structured as stock purchases, there are a number of securities issues you’ll want to be on the lookout for. For the purposes of this post, you can think of a security as…
  • Jan 19

    Employer Trends in Parental Leave Policie

    Employer Trends in Parental Leave Policie
    We’ve been reading the business news surrounding companies increasing the parental leave they offer their employees. In today’s blog post, we take a more in depth review of the trend locally, discuss what businesses can expect in…
  • Dec 22

    Understanding Your Commercial Lease: Damages, Destruction, and Business Interruption

    Understanding Your Commercial Lease: Damages, Destruction, and Business Interruption
    This latest post in the Understanding Your Commercial Lease series discusses damages, destruction, and business interruption. The damages and destruction provisions of your commercial lease will detail who (between the tenant and landlord)…
Rank this Week: 3179

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Covers commercial and civil litigation in New York.

http://www.nylitigationfirm.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2420

Vann & Sheridan Blog

Vann & Sheridan Blog

Focuses on construction and business law, commercial creditor's rights and estate planning.

http://vannattorneys.com/category/blog/
  • Feb 1

    Hiring for Culture of the Company | What You Need to Know Before Your Next Hire

    Hiring for Culture of the Company | What You Need to Know Before Your Next Hire
    Tips on Hiring For Culture Protection There is no secret about the importance of hiring for company culture.  Every business has a culture.  Culture is generally defined as the customs, beliefs and values of a particular group of…
  • Jan 25

    Following Your Dream

    Following Your Dream
    You have a dream for a business idea, owning your own business, a product or service that you know will be a hit. You know the market, you know the product line. How do you successfully put that idea into reality? How do you handle the people…
  • Jan 19

    Running a Business: Marathon or Sprint? Entrepreneurial Tip

    Running a Business: Marathon or Sprint? Entrepreneurial Tip
    Diligence is so important when running your own business.  Diligence is required in remaining focused in the early development, implementation of ideas and plans, detail orientation and dreaming for the next development in the…
Rank this Week: 4564

Small Business Lawyer Blog

Small Business Lawyer Blog

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

http://smallbusinesslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 1

    UK Tariff Tool Classify Imports and Export

    UK Tariff Tool Classify Imports and Export
    Is your UK small and medium sized business (SME) involved in import or export? If so, check out the UK Trade Tariff tool and accompanying guidance document "Classify imports and exports using the UK Trade Tariff" outlining the use of the tool…
  • Dec 17

    Looking to Enter New Top Export Market

    Looking to Enter New Top Export Market
    If your a small business or a medium sized business looking to access new export markets look to the International Trade Administration's Top Markets Series. The Top Market Series analyzes future export opportunities across various…
  • Aug 10

    Beware Foreign Domestic Law

    Beware Foreign Domestic Law
    Sending personnel overseas into a different country subjects your sales people, executives, and employees generally to the domestic laws (called municipal laws in international law parlance) of the country they visit. Equally important is…
Rank this Week: 1981

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/
  • Feb 1

    New and Changing Tax Laws for 2015-16

    New and Changing Tax Laws for 2015-16
      TAX LAWS FOR 2015-2016   Every year, taxes are added, removed, amended, extended, or expired. As experienced tax law attorneys, we know that one of the things that is more challenging to keep track of than tax changes is the…
  • Jan 20

    Changes to Statute of Limitations in Construction Defect Claims in Minnesota

    Changes to Statute of Limitations in Construction Defect Claims in Minnesota
       Statute of Limitations for Construction Defect Claims in Minnesota   So many of us want to change something (or everything) about our homes. Imagine you are finally able to remodel your home with all the upgrades required to…
  • Dec 23

    Congress Extends the IRA Charitable Rollover Indefinitely!

    Congress Extends the IRA Charitable Rollover Indefinitely!
    The Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act of 2015 Has Passed   Last week, Congress approved and President Obama signed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015. Included in the Act, is a provision to permanently extend the…
Rank this Week: 1209

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1749

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/
  • Feb 1

    Court Applies 25% Marketability Discount Despite “Strong Indicators of Liquidity”

    Court Applies 25% Marketability Discount Despite “Strong Indicators of Liquidity”
    For the second week in a row, New York Business Divorce examines the always controversial discount for lack of marketability in fair value contests, this time focusing on a recent New Jersey appellate decision applying a 25% DLOM despite…
  • Jan 25

    The DLOM Debate Heats Up

    The DLOM Debate Heats Up
    Do New York courts in fair value proceedings unfairly apply a marketability discount at the shareholder level? The author of a recently published article thinks so, as you'll learn in this week's New York Business Divorce.
  • Jan 18

    A Doozy of a Discontinuance in Deadlock Dissolution Case

    A Doozy of a Discontinuance in Deadlock Dissolution Case
    The death of a shareholder amidst a deadlock dissolution proceeding turns the case upside down, as explained in a decision last month by Justice Vito M. DeStefano granting the petitioner's request to discontinue the proceeding. Check it out…
Rank this Week: 1481

Autolaw

Autolaw

Covers issues and legal challenges facing California auto dealers. By Chris Bruni.

http://autolaw.typepad.com/autolaw/
  • Jan 31

    Compelling?

    Compelling?
    I came across an interesting case from the 1st Appellate District involving binding arbitration and the use (or not) of Spanish Language contracts. In Ramos v Westlake Services, LLC, 1st Appellate District, A141353 the dealership sold the…
  • Nov 30

    The Italians are Coming! (part two...)

    The Italians are Coming! (part two...)
    I just returned from the LA Auto Show over the Thanksgiving break. Lots of new models, lots of exciting displays! The one that caught my eye however was the Alfa Romeo concourse. Beautiful Italian design, lots of metal and espresso...
  • Oct 27

    Enzo Lives!

    Enzo Lives!
    I was recently invited to Auto Week down in Monterey, California. No, I didn't make it to Pebble Beach, but I did make it to Legends of the Autobahn. They had some truly beautiful German cars on the greens. The...
Rank this Week: 2037

Legal Update

Legal Update

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

http://www.moulinos.com/category/legal-update-peter-moulinos/
Rank this Week: 1621

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/
  • Jan 31

    New Proportionality Requirement in Rule 26 Not that Big of a Deal

    New Proportionality Requirement in Rule 26 Not that Big of a Deal
    Much has been made of the latest amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, effective December 1, 2015, some going so far as to call them “the most significant change to federal civil practice in the last decade.” In…
  • Jan 25

    Non-Compete Agreements Enforceable Against Independent Contractor

    Non-Compete Agreements Enforceable Against Independent Contractor
    Don’t think you can get out of your non-compete agreement just because you’re a contractor and not an employee. While it’s true that independent contractors, unlike regular employees, may not owe a fiduciary duty of loyalty…
  • Jan 13

    Test

    Test
Rank this Week: 1039

Nashville Business Litigation…

Nashville Business Litigation Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.nashvillebusinesslitigationlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3321

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Jan 31

    Timing Isn’t Everything in a Pregnancy Discrimination Claim

    Timing Isn’t Everything in a Pregnancy Discrimination Claim
    The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently joined the Second, Sixth, and Tenth Circuits in holding that where an employer shows that it had legitimate non-discriminatory reasons for firing a pregnant employee (e.g., non-performance), a mere…
  • Jan 27

    Fair v. Unfair Competition, or the Real Life Case of Globo Gym v. Average Joe

    Fair v. Unfair Competition, or the Real Life Case of Globo Gym v. Average Joe
    While we patiently wait for a sequel to Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story to come out, a similar saga involving competing gym/spa establishments has been unfolding in Houston, Texas (minus the dodge ball tournament and…
  • Jan 24

    9 Basic Steps For Minizing Trade Secrets Theft From Your Company

    9 Basic Steps For Minizing Trade Secrets Theft From Your Company
    Lawsuits involving trade secrets theft have become an almost weekly occurrence. In 2015, Fitbit, Nike, Angie’s List, and Oculus Rift became entangled in high-profile legal battles arising out of former employees and…
Rank this Week: 1577

NC Business & Banking Law Blog

NC Business & Banking Law Blog

Legal news and analysis on matters affecting financial institutions and other businesses, with an emphasis on North Carolina. By Matt Cordell.

http://bizlawnc.com/
  • Jan 30

    Thanks, y'all!

    Thanks, y'all!
    Thanks, y'all!  I am very honored to be named, along with a number of fine lawyers across the state, in Business North Carolina's 2016 "Legal Elite"  as well as in Thompson Reuters' Super Lawyers for 2016.What is the…
  • Dec 16

    New European Privacy Plan Announced

    New European Privacy Plan Announced
    Earlier this week, the European Parliament and Council announced they have (finally) agreed upon a new General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR).  This is really big news for all U.S. companies that do business in Europe or…
  • Nov 30

    PSA: New North Carolina Laws Become Effective Today (December 1, 2015)

    PSA: New North Carolina Laws Become Effective Today (December 1, 2015)
    The law is ever-changing, which is part of the reason I find it fascinating.  Several new North Carolina laws become effective today, December 1st.  Many of them are criminal laws, but some that may be of interest to business owners…
Rank this Week: 3824

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/
  • Jan 29

    Employers in California May Not Enact “Use It or Lose It” Policies for Accrued Vacation Time

    Employers in California May Not Enact “Use It or Lose It” Policies for Accrued Vacation Time
    When an employee parts ways with an employer—whether by the employee’s choice or the employer’s—it is often a difficult process of transition. Among many important questions for the employer to consider is the total…
  • Jan 15

    California Fair Pay Act Takes Effect at the Beginning of 2016

    California Fair Pay Act Takes Effect at the Beginning of 2016
    A new wage equality law took effect in California on January 1, 2016. Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 358, the California Fair Pay Act, on October 6, 2015. Wage discrimination based on sex has been prohibited by state and federal law for…
  • Dec 31

    Court Rules Against TV Streaming Company in Copyright Lawsuit

    Court Rules Against TV Streaming Company in Copyright Lawsuit
    Web-based streaming services, which allow users to view movies and television programs on their computers, televisions, and mobile devices without having to download large video files, have become a major component of the entertainment and…
Rank this Week: 2497

'Round Midnight

'Round Midnight

Law and other nonsense from a Nashville music lawyer.

http://huganlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 29

    Not So Small Claim

    Not So Small Claim
    Small claims courts in Tennessee are called Courts of General Sessions. Under $25k; either party can appeal to Circuit Court and the case starts all over as if the General Sessions trial never occurred. Great for eviction and collections…
  • Jan 5

    OMG its OEM!

    OMG its OEM!
    Stealing intellectual property is an American pastime. Music, software, ebooks, you name it—free is the right price. And mounds of shaming and litigation has done little to discourage the copyright abolitionists. And then…
  • Dec 30

    Redskins Run A Slant Pattern?

    Redskins Run A Slant Pattern?
    I had never heard of The Slants until the USPTO denied their trademark application seeking registration of their band name.  Applications can be denied if the USPTO deems a mark to be disparaging. I wouldn’t…
Rank this Week: 2355

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: 2072

Business Blog

Business Blog

Covers business law, labor & employment, real estate and securities and finance topics. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Jan 29

    Surviving the Hard Sell: The Pros and Cons of Timeshare Ownership

    Surviving the Hard Sell: The Pros and Cons of Timeshare Ownership
    What are the pros and cons of timeshare ownership? Is it worth it? After taking a dive during the recession, time share sales are heating up again. With more money available for leisure, many Americans are considering the benefits of a…
  • Jan 19

    FTC to Rely on Existing Laws to Police Corporate Use of Big Data

    FTC to Rely on Existing Laws to Police Corporate Use of Big Data
    FTC to Rely on Existing Laws to Police Corporate Use of Big Data The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued a report outlining a number of legal concerns for businesses to consider regarding their use of big data analytics –…
  • Jan 18

    Corporate Use of Big Data is Growing, But are the Laws that Police them?

    Corporate Use of Big Data is Growing, But are the Laws that Police them?
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued a report outlining a number of legal concerns for businesses to consider regarding the corporate use of big data analytics – namely, the process of collecting, organizing, and analyzing…
Rank this Week: 1708

Federal Securities Law Blog

Federal Securities Law Blog

FedSecLaw.com is devoted to highlighting current issues in securities laws, discussing the ramifications of those issues for today’s businesses, and providing bottom-line takeaways for busy owners, managers, and executives. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.fedseclaw.com/
  • Jan 28

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

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

    Supreme Court to review insider trading case

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

    Article sheds light on practice of private equity

    Article sheds light on practice of private equity
    Andrew Ross Sorkin wrote an interesting article in Tuesday’s New York Times regarding the practice of private equity firms designating the legal counsel to be used by its lenders in a leveraged buyout financing. In other words, the…
Rank this Week: 417

Consumer Goods & Retail…

Consumer Goods & Retail Industry Litigation Blog

Covers litigation-related issues concerning consumer packaged goods manufacturers, retailers, advertisers, consumers and attorneys. By Kotchen & Low LLP.

http://cpg-retail-litigation.kotchen.com/
Rank this Week: 1290

Austin Business Lawyer

Austin Business Lawyer

Commentary and information regarding the laws and regulations applicable to individuals, corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies (LLCs). By Gary L. Britt.

http://www.austinbusinesslawyer.info
  • Jan 28

    Exemptions And Dependents: Top Ten Tax Facts - IRS Form 1040 - Income Taxe

    Exemptions And Dependents: Top Ten Tax Facts - IRS Form 1040 - Income Taxe
    Most people can claim an exemption on their tax return. It can lower your taxable income. In most cases, that reduces the amount of tax you owe for the year.Here are the top 10 tax facts about exemptions to help you file your tax…
  • Jan 20

    Want To Know About Donald Trump From The Past ??

    Want To Know About Donald Trump From The Past ??
    Here is Trump on Oprah 25 years ago talking then about:How our lousy trade deals are ripping the country off; How we protect mega rich countries in middle east and get nothing for it to cover our costs.Consistent and steady, then and…
  • Dec 2

    Top Year-End IRA Reminders From IRS

    Top Year-End IRA Reminders From IRS
    Individual Retirement Accounts, or IRAs, are important vehicles for you to save for retirement.If you have an IRA or plan to start one soon, there are a few key year-end rules that you should know.Here are the top year-end IRA reminders…
Rank this Week: 2422

Philadelphia Business Lawyer Blog

Philadelphia Business Lawyer Blog

By Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt, P.C.

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

    THIS TAX SEASON THE IRS HAS THE POWER TO TAKE YOUR PASSPORT

    THIS TAX SEASON THE IRS HAS THE POWER TO TAKE YOUR PASSPORT
    President Obama recently signed into law The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act also known as the “FAST Act”. What people may be surprised to learn is that this new law also adds Section 7345 to the Internal Revenue…
  • Jan 21

    RULES FOR PENNSYLVANIA LANDLORDS WHEN DISPOSING OF TENANTS’ ABANDONED PERSONAL PROPERTY

    RULES FOR PENNSYLVANIA LANDLORDS WHEN DISPOSING OF TENANTS’ ABANDONED PERSONAL PROPERTY
    Over the past few weeks several landlord clients called and asked the same question, “My tenant bolted and left some of his junk behind. Can I throw it out?” The answer to each landlord was slightly different but came from the…
  • Jan 12

    INDEMNITY AGREEMENTS – CORPORATE BY-LAWS AND THE YATES MEMO

    INDEMNITY AGREEMENTS – CORPORATE BY-LAWS AND THE YATES MEMO
    Last September Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates authored a six point Memorandum that identified how the Department of Justice would more effectively go after individuals responsible for corporate wrongdoing. The theory behind the new found…
Rank this Week: 4577

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
  • Jan 28

    Which Came First: The Trademark or the Viticultural Area?

    Which Came First: The Trademark or the Viticultural Area?
    Last week, San Antonio Express News reported that a California-based winery named San Antonio Winery brought a trademark suit against a San Antonio-based winery called Lara Vineyard. In its complaint, San Antonio Winery alleged that…
  • Jan 28

    Expanded Definition of Hard Cider for Taxation Purpose

    Expanded Definition of Hard Cider for Taxation Purpose
    On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (“the PATH Act”) into law. The PATH Act contains changes to certain statutory provisions which are administered by TTB,…
  • Jan 28

    Proposed Willcox Viticultural Area and Establishment of The Los Olivos District Viticultural Area

    Proposed Willcox Viticultural Area and Establishment of The Los Olivos District Viticultural Area
    On January 21, 2016, TTB published a notice in the Federal Register proposing the establishment of the Willcox Viticultural Area,  which is located in portions of Graham and Cochise Counties in Arizona (but is not currently…
Rank this Week: 1919

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    New opinion applies exception to Concepcion: Garrido v. Air Liquide Indus. U.S. LP
    In Garrido v. Air Liquide Industrial U.S. LP, ___ Cal.App.4th ___ (Oct. 26, 2015), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Two) declined to enforce an arbitration clause with a class action ban, finding the clause…
Rank this Week: 372

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 2224

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Observations on developments in law, business, medicine, culture, sports, and other matters of general interest to the Houston business, professional, and academic communities. Published by Houston attorney Tom Kirkendall.

http://blog.kir.com/
Rank this Week: 265

In-house Access

In-house Access

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

http://www.inhouseaccess.com/
  • Jan 27

    ACC Chief Legal Officers 2016 Survey is Out!

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

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

    Let’s Stark the New Year Right – Updates to Stark Law
    Guest blogger: Laurie E. Weinstein is managing counsel at The Permanente Medical Group, Inc. She is also the hospitals/providers subcommittee co-chair of the ACC Health Law Committee. She can be reached at laurie.e.weinstein@kp.org. On…
  • Jan 13

    What It Means to Advance Your In-house Career: A Discussion With Deborah Ben-Canaan of Major, Lindsey & Africa

    What It Means to Advance Your In-house Career: A Discussion With Deborah Ben-Canaan of Major, Lindsey & Africa
    Guest blogger: Ilona Korzha is counsel at Sprint Corporation. She is also co-chair of the ACC Career Development Committee. She can be reached at ilona.korzha@sprint.com or ilonakorzha@yahoo.com. The materials contained herein represent the…
Rank this Week: 377

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 27

    Confidentiality Clauses in Settlement Agreement

    Confidentiality Clauses in Settlement Agreement
    A Trap for the Unwary?   Word processing programs make it easier to archive and re-use work product, as we all know.  This has led to the expansion of standard agreements by adding boilerplate, sometimes without thinking.   One…
  • Jan 18

    All Employers Should Adopt A Written Policy to Address Questions About Former

    All Employers Should Adopt A Written Policy to Address Questions About Former
    Businesses are often contacted by other businesses that are seeking information about the job performance of a former employee. The first step that should be taken by a prudent business is to establish a company-wide policy on how such…
  • Jan 15

    New California Minimum Wage Effect On Split Shift Employee

    New California Minimum Wage Effect On Split Shift Employee
    Split Shift Employees and New California Minimum Wage
Rank this Week: 3348

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

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

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1008

ACA Review

ACA Review

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

http://www.acareview.com/
  • Jan 26

    Reminder of the ACA Related Deadlines for 2016

    Reminder of the ACA Related Deadlines for 2016
    This post is intended to be a brief reminder of some of the 2016 deadlines. As originally described in our December post the following are the updated dates for Forms 1094 and 1095. Forms Original IRS Due Date Updated IRS Due Date Forms…
  • Jan 25

    ACA Myths That Just Won’t Die

    ACA Myths That Just Won’t Die
    Lawyers, politicians, economists, climate scientists, fad diet peddlers . . . we all know that it’s child’s play to persuade people of what they want to believe. Perhaps that explains the persistence of so many…
  • Jan 4

    How (and How Not) to Read This Blog

    How (and How Not) to Read This Blog
    TNearly three years ago, having spent hundreds of hours immersed in ACA minutiae, we anticipated that clients would not react well to fees for services that consisted principally of telling them that they had asked the wrong question. So we…
Rank this Week: 2944

My Distribution Law

My Distribution Law

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

http://www.mydistributionlaw.com/
  • Jan 26

    An Unaccepted Offer of Judgment Won’t Moot a (Class) Claim

    An Unaccepted Offer of Judgment Won’t Moot a (Class) Claim
    In Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, 577 U.S. ___ (2016), the Supreme Court held that an unaccepted offer of judgment under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 68 does not moot a named plaintiff’s claim, and, therefore, the named plaintiff can…
  • Jan 11

    Twombly’s Teeth

    Twombly’s Teeth
    Occasionally a would-be plaintiff (or counter-claimant) asks whether one can file an antitrust claim and then get some discovery to back it up. This is not a good game plan. In Eastman v. Quest Diagnostics Inc., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 1282…
  • Dec 16

    Happy Holiday

    Happy Holiday
    Blogging will resume after New Year’s.
Rank this Week: 1566

Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

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

http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com
  • Jan 26

    Traumatic Brain Injury And The Impact On Daily Activitie

    Traumatic Brain Injury And The Impact On Daily Activitie
    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of disability. What’s worse, these injuries often go untreated or unrecognized by medical professionals. Many medical professionals lack training in the evaluation of TBI symptoms. In…
  • Jan 18

    Truckers With Serious Medical Conditions: A Danger To Other Driver

    Truckers With Serious Medical Conditions: A Danger To Other Driver
    A recent article discusses a Georgia truck driver barred from driving by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) due to personal health issue. Commercial drivers with serious health issues are a major safety issue on our…
  • Jan 4

    Our Firm

    Our Firm
    I’m a lawyer who helps people hurt by the negligence of another. I handle serious personal injury cases throughout Alabama. For the last 17 years, I’ve been a partner in the same Huntsville law firm. When my oldest law partner…
Rank this Week: 3821

Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

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

http://www.tiltingthescales.com/
  • Jan 26

    Avoid “Uh-Oh”-Pen Carry at the Airport

    Avoid “Uh-Oh”-Pen Carry at the Airport
    Since Texas’ open carry law went into effect at the beginning of the year, Pistol Pete has carried his Glock everywhere he can in his shoulder holster. In a rush to make his flight to Houston for a business meeting, Pete forgets to…
  • Jan 26

    Top 8 Pitfalls of Arbitration

    Top 8 Pitfalls of Arbitration
    After months of arguing over defective solar panels with his supplier, California X-Tra Green Solar, Ed Ezeeout finally calls his favorite attorney at Fixx, Itt & Quick. Dutifully gathering all emails, invoices and transport documents…
  • Dec 22

    Dashing Through Non-Competes Christmas Style

    Dashing Through Non-Competes Christmas Style
    Wanting to expand out of North Dakota before the Christmas season, Homer’s Christmas Tree Farm picked Bubba’s Christmas Farm in the Texas Panhandle. Knowing that Bubba’s employee, Skeeter Jones, was critical to Bubba’s…
Rank this Week: 407

AMS Counsel Blawg

AMS Counsel Blawg

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

http://annemariesegal.com/
  • Jan 26

    Your LinkedIn Headline: What Should It Say in 120 Characters or Less?

    Your LinkedIn Headline: What Should It Say in 120 Characters or Less?
    You have 120 characters in your LinkedIn headline. (No, not 140. That’s Twitter.) 120 characters to sell yourself to the world. Yes, I said sell. LinkedIn is not where you find enlightenment. It is where you find clients, contacts or a…
  • Jan 19

    The Best Fonts to Get Your Résumé Read by your Target Audience

    The Best Fonts to Get Your Résumé Read by your Target Audience
    Fonts depend on many factors, including industry and seniority. More "serious" fonts should match more serious roles, and in all cases you can take a cue from the fonts you and your colleagues are used to reading in your everyday life.
  • Jan 14

    The 3 Basic Challenges in Any Career

    The 3 Basic Challenges in Any Career
    At the heart of the matter, there are only three basic career challenges. How to get somewhere, how to leave somewhere and how to be somewhere.
Rank this Week: 3760

Boston Metro Business Lawyer Blog

Boston Metro Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Boston Metro Area business law. By Richard Mucci.

http://www.bostonmetrobusinesslawyer.com/
  • Jan 26

    Adverse Possession and Color of Title in Massachusett

    Adverse Possession and Color of Title in Massachusett
    Property rights are generally transferred through conveyances of deeds, but there are times when a person can obtain rights to property through certain actions without the consent of the property owner.  A person may gain an interest in…
  • Dec 21

    Massachusetts Landlord Liability for Violent Acts by a Third Party

    Massachusetts Landlord Liability for Violent Acts by a Third Party
    Rental properties can be highly profitable, but they also carry some risks.  A significant risk landlords face is the potential for liability when someone is injured on the property.  A landlord’s liability for an injury will…
  • Dec 9

    Who Can Sign? Authority of Corporate Officers of Charities in Massachusett

    Who Can Sign? Authority of Corporate Officers of Charities in Massachusett
    Like for-profit businesses, charities also have corporate boards and corporate officers.  The board and officers of a charity have a fiduciary duty in conducting the charity’s affairs.  Under Massachusetts law, the board of a…
Rank this Week: 2690