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Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • May 22

    Is Your Start-Up Ready to Hire Employees? Here Are Some Employment Contract Basic

    Is Your Start-Up Ready to Hire Employees? Here Are Some Employment Contract Basic
    Once your startup is ready to hire employees, it is important to do it right. A written employment contract is recommendable to establish and structure the legal relationship when it you start to hire employees. If artfully drawn, the…
  • May 21

    Is Poor Contract Management Hurting Your Bottom Line?

    Is Poor Contract Management Hurting Your Bottom Line?
    From client contracts to employment agreements to leases, even small businesses can have hundreds if not thousands of contracts. Thanks to technology, a lot of contract management is done digitally. However, many contracts are still prepared,…
  • May 20

    ABC Test Revives Sleepy’s Wage and Hour Suit

    ABC Test Revives Sleepy’s Wage and Hour Suit
    Earlier this year, the New Jersey Supreme Court held that the “ABC test” should apply to determine whether a worker is an “independent contractor” for the purposes of the New Jersey Wage Payment Law and the New Jersey…
Rank this Week: 1108

Federal Securities Law Blog

Federal Securities Law Blog

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

http://www.fedseclaw.com/
  • May 22

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

    World’s top banks plead guilty to gaming foreign-currency market
    Scandal roiled the banking industry Wednesday as four of the world’s largest banks — Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland — pleaded guilty to federal antitrust violations for conspiring to…
  • Apr 30

    SEC votes to propose executive compensation rule

    SEC votes to propose executive compensation rule
    On April 29, 2015, pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted 3 to 2 to approve a proposed amendment to executive compensation rules in Item 402…
  • Apr 3

    U.S. Supreme Court clarifies liability for opinions in registration statement

    U.S. Supreme Court clarifies liability for opinions in registration statement
    Opinions in registration statements continue to be one of the most commonly litigated items under Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933 (“Section 11”). On March 24, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court in Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers…
Rank this Week: 1693

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

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

    Will Google?s recent update to the way it displays mobile search results affect trademark owners?

    Will Google?s recent update to the way it displays mobile search results affect trademark owners?
    In the new Louisville Business First Legal Forum Column, BGD attorney John W. Scruton discussed the recent "mobile-friendly" update from Google. Read his advice below and don’t miss our monthly Legal Forum Column in Louisville…
  • May 21

    Litigation Lesson: Preserving Jurisdiction after Dismissal [VIDEO]

    Litigation Lesson: Preserving Jurisdiction after Dismissal [VIDEO]
    Does a trial court lose jurisdiction to enforce a settlement agreement after a case is dismissed by the parties? The Ohio Supreme Court recently answered this question, definitively providing an important Litigation Lesson for trial…
  • May 20

    Indiana: Wrap-Up of 2015 Real Estate-Related Legislation

    Indiana: Wrap-Up of 2015 Real Estate-Related Legislation
    After this spring’s legislative session, Governor Mike Pence signed into Indiana law the following real estate-related legislation: Public Law 88 – Limited Liability Arising From TrespassingPublic Law 88 provides that a person,…
Rank this Week: 3261

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • May 22

    Ten Seldom Discussed FCPA Facts that You Need to Know

    Ten Seldom Discussed FCPA Facts that You Need to Know
    Professor and FCPA expert Mike Koehler is back with his latest installment on FCPA issues: “Much is written about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. However, amid the clutter of enforcement agency rhetoric and resolution documents not…
  • May 21

    ACC Recognizes 12 Value Champion

    ACC Recognizes 12 Value Champion
    Want to increase efficiency and contain legal department costs? Sometimes it helps to see how others are achieving success.  The Association of Corporate Counsel recently announced 12 Value Champions that are worth a look: “General…
  • May 20

    Stunned markets take stock of listed law firm

    Stunned markets take stock of listed law firm
    The extraordinary upward trajectory of Slater + Gordon, the first publicly listed law firm in the world, has stunned critics and seems to suggest that this model could be a viable business strategy. The post Stunned markets take stock of…
Rank this Week: 118

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: 372

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
  • May 21

    Recommended Reading: ISS Corporate Solutions ExecComp Insight

    Recommended Reading: ISS Corporate Solutions ExecComp Insight
    This week, we highlight the May 2015 edition of ISS Corporate Solutions ExecComp Insights which provides an analysis of the latest trends in executive compensation. It includes: The hidden complexities of executive compensation Early results…
  • May 19

    Fee-Shifting Prohibition Clears a Hurdle

    Fee-Shifting Prohibition Clears a Hurdle
    Last week, the Delaware Senate, in response to a prior Delaware Supreme Court ruling that was previously discussed here, voted to approve legislation that would prohibit corporations from adopting charter or bylaw provisions that shift a…
  • May 14

    SEC Approves Tick Size Pilot Program

    SEC Approves Tick Size Pilot Program
    In response to the initial proposal received last August from the national securities exchanges and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on May 6,…
Rank this Week: 2731

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/
  • May 21

    New York Court Approves the Use of Class Action Notification Via Social Media

    New York Court Approves the Use of Class Action Notification Via Social Media
    More than one judge has approved the use of social media for service of process. Now a judge has approved a bid to use websites like Facebook for informing potential participants of a class action lawsuit. The New York Federal Court has…
  • May 8

    Family Fights for Daughter to Take Marijuana Prescription at School

    Family Fights for Daughter to Take Marijuana Prescription at School
    Teenager Genny Barbour is in an unusual situation. Diagnosed with autism and epilepsy, Genny has experienced ongoing emotional and mental difficulties as well as debilitating seizures. Her parents, Roger and Lora, spent years trying every…
  • May 1

    NLRB Decision May Cause Companies to Amend Email Policie

    NLRB Decision May Cause Companies to Amend Email Policie
    The National Labor Relations Board made a landmark decision recently, when it ruled that employees have the right to use their employer's email system to send communications regarding union organizing. The decision came in response to a…
Rank this Week: 2652

Maryland Business Law Developments

Maryland Business Law Developments

Tracks judicial developments in Maryland business law. By the Business Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association.

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

    Bontempo v. Lare (Md. Ct. Spec. App.)

    Bontempo v. Lare (Md. Ct. Spec. App.)
    Filed: April 30, 2014Opinion by: Douglas R. M. ZanarianHolding: (1) When a minority stockholder petitions a court for dissolution pursuant to Md. Code Ann., Corps. & Ass’ns § 3-413 (the “dissolution statute”), such…
  • May 5

    Dynport Vaccine Co. LLC v. Lonza Biologics, Inc. (Maryland U.S.D.C.)

    Dynport Vaccine Co. LLC v. Lonza Biologics, Inc. (Maryland U.S.D.C.)
    Filed: April 30, 2015Opinion by: James K. BredarHolding: A basic ordering agreement that provides a framework for future contracts but fails to include mutuality of obligation is not by itself an enforceable contract. Facts: Contractor and…
  • Apr 29

    TBC, Inc. v. DEI Holdings, Inc. (Maryland U.S.D.C.)

    TBC, Inc. v. DEI Holdings, Inc. (Maryland U.S.D.C.)
    Filed: March 24, 2015Opinion by: Catherine D. BlakeHoldings:(1)   A corporate entity, in acquiring the assets of a predecessor, cannot be held liable solely based on continued use of a predecessor’s trade name, sale of a…
Rank this Week: 4901

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/
  • May 21

    Can Trademark Abuse Constitute Monopolization?

    Can Trademark Abuse Constitute Monopolization?
    As far as antitrust law is concerned, trademarks are the unwanted stepchildren of intellectual property. The conventional wisdom is that trademarks – whose exclusionary effect is very attenuated, if it exists at all – do not…
  • May 19

    Pay-for-delay and the Rule of Reason

    Pay-for-delay and the Rule of Reason
    Last week, I co-authored an article in the Los Angeles/San Francisco Daily Journal on the California Supreme Court’s recent decision in the Cipro Cases.  There, the Court held that so-called “reverse payment”…
  • May 1

    Can Computers Conspire to Fix Prices?

    Can Computers Conspire to Fix Prices?
    Strange as it sounds, maybe we’re getting closer to the day we have to seriously consider liability for computer conspiracies. On April 6, David Topkins, a former executive of an e-commerce seller of posters, prints and framed art…
Rank this Week: 1781

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers commercial litigation, directors and shareholders, and securities issues in Canada. Edited by Dan Parlow and Neil Kornfield.

http://www.businesslawblog.ca
  • May 21

    The new Family Law Act- One Way to Lose Your Exclusion

    The new Family Law Act- One Way to Lose Your Exclusion
    Under the Family Law Act, S.B.C. 2011, c. 25 (the “FLA”) unless property is “excluded property”, property owned by at least one spouse upon separation is family property and presumptively to be equally divided. …
  • Apr 27

    The Potter Decision – When an Administrative Suspension Goes Too Far

    The Potter Decision – When an Administrative Suspension Goes Too Far
    The Potter Decision – When an Administrative Suspension Goes Too Far   By Alisha Parmar and Shafik Bhalloo   The Potter Decision – When an Administrative Suspension Goes Too Far Constructive dismissal is a fascinating…
  • Mar 25

    Can an Arbitrator conduct his or her own Research?

    Can an Arbitrator conduct his or her own Research?
    This topic can be divided into two parts – research of the facts and research of the law. This comment will focus on whether an Arbitrator can conduct independent research of the facts outside of the evidence presented at the…
Rank this Week: 804

Legal Update

Legal Update

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

http://www.moulinos.com/blog/
  • May 21

    No “sweat equity” where feuding couple splits mid renovation

    No “sweat equity” where feuding couple splits mid renovation
    Seeing marriage in their future, Andrew and Kent decided to buy a house together. They found a property that needed some renovations, but would generate rental income through a separate apartment. Andrew and Kent split the down payment and…
  • May 8

    Plaintiff Will Be Able to Move Forward With Lawsuit to Partition Mortgaged Property

    Plaintiff Will Be Able to Move Forward With Lawsuit to Partition Mortgaged Property
    Hughes­Reddick v. Hughes, 15299/13, NYLJ 1202723952829, at *1 (Sup., KI, Decided April 15, 2015). A mortgage company has suffered a set back in action brought by plaintiff to partition properties and unencumber her share from mortgages.…
  • May 7

    Cooperative’s Actions Place Cloud Over Penthouse Purchase

    Cooperative’s Actions Place Cloud Over Penthouse Purchase
    A buyer entered into a contract to purchase a penthouse apartment from defendants for $27.5 million and paid a deposit of $2.75 million. The parties intended to close after obtaining the cooperative corporation’s board of…
Rank this Week: 734

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/
Rank this Week: 4078

Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

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

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
  • May 21

    FMLA Self-Audit: Are You in Compliance?

    FMLA Self-Audit: Are You in Compliance?
    By Jason Ritchie Despite being enacted over 20 years ago, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) continues to trip up even the most experienced human resource professionals. If you have 50 or more employees, use this checklist to…
  • May 18

    Plan Fiduciaries Beware: Your Ongoing Duty to Monitor Investments Allows Beneficiaries To Claim Breach Within Six-Year Statute of Limitation

    Plan Fiduciaries Beware: Your Ongoing Duty to Monitor Investments Allows Beneficiaries To Claim Breach Within Six-Year Statute of Limitation
    By Mike Beaver In a ruling that will likely raise the anxiety level of plan fiduciaries, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled today that beneficiaries of a 401(k) plan could pursue their claim against the plan’s fiduciaries related to…
  • May 12

    H-1B Visa Applications Hit Record 233,000 In First Week

    H-1B Visa Applications Hit Record 233,000 In First Week
    By Roger Tsai Nearly 233,000 H-1B applications were filed with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in the first week of April. With only 85,000 H-1B visas available, nearly two-thirds of all applications will be rejected.…
Rank this Week: 3042

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • May 21

    The Insurance Benefits From Early Discovery Of Employee-Caused Losse

    The Insurance Benefits From Early Discovery Of Employee-Caused Losse
    Earlier this month, we posted about the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio’s decision that a credit union’s insurance policy was not invalid from the start because of its employee’s misrepresentations on…
  • May 14

    The Inbox – When Suits Break Bad

    The Inbox – When Suits Break Bad
    Federal prosecutors recently indicted David Colletti, a former VP of marketing with MillerCoors LLC, on charges relating to a scheme to embezzle $7 million from the beer brewing giant. Mr. Colletti, a thirty-year veteran of the company,…
  • May 13

    In Reversal of Fortune, Court of Appeals Finds Ambiguity in Executive’s General Release

    In Reversal of Fortune, Court of Appeals Finds Ambiguity in Executive’s General Release
    Last May, we covered a decision by a Michigan federal court that torpedoed Debourah Mattatall’s claims against her former employee, Transdermal Corporation.  Now, thanks to a recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the…
Rank this Week: 3277

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

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

http://gouldcooksey.com/blog/
  • May 21

    Association Lien Releases Two Witnesses Required On Lien Release

    Association Lien Releases Two Witnesses Required On Lien Release
    HB 7037 took effect on July 1, 2014.  It amended Florida Statute §§718.116 by adding a statutory form release of lien. Note that the general rule in Florida is that an instrument creating a lien on real property does NOT…
  • May 21

    GCF’s Sandra Rennick and Dillon Roberts assist in selling Russell Concrete, Inc.

    GCF’s Sandra Rennick and Dillon Roberts assist in selling Russell Concrete, Inc.
    In December, Sandra Rennick and Dillon Roberts assisted the Russell family in the sale of Russell Concrete, Inc. The sale included two plants, associated equipment, and approximately twenty-five acres of industrial real property. One of the…
  • May 21

    GCF’s Labor & Employment Team Successfully Represented The Indian River County School District

    GCF’s Labor & Employment Team Successfully Represented The Indian River County School District
    GCF’s Labor & Employment law team successfully represented the Indian River County School District in a teacher discipline case before the local school board.  The favorable result was appealed to the Fourth District Court of…
Rank this Week: 2285

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

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

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
  • May 21

    Internal Whistleblower Complaints Raise Important Consideration

    Internal Whistleblower Complaints Raise Important Consideration
    The number of whistleblower complaints is on the rise, according to the 2014 Annual Report to Congress on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program, and defending against them can be costly and disrupt business operations. Taking appropriate steps…
  • May 14

    Eleventh Circuit Rules That State Whistleblower Law Is Preempted By National Bank Act

    Eleventh Circuit Rules That State Whistleblower Law Is Preempted By National Bank Act
    On May 5, 2015, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Wiersum v. U.S. Bank, N.A. (pdf) that the National Bank Act (“NBA”), 12 U.S.C. §24 (Fifth), preempted a bank officer’s state law whistleblower claim…
  • May 6

    Immigration Update: Establishing Mobility Programs Is Essential for a Global Workforce

    Immigration Update: Establishing Mobility Programs Is Essential for a Global Workforce
    By Jennifer Taler As the economy becomes increasingly globalized, it is important for financial services industry employers to maintain their competitive edge by developing a robust toolkit of cross-border capabilities. The ability to…
Rank this Week: 3381

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • May 21

    Death and Taxes And the Florida Probate Proce

    Death and Taxes And the Florida Probate Proce
    Benjamin Franklin said there were only two things certain in life: death and taxes. This is also true for the Florida probate process. The purpose of the Florida probate process is to gather the assets and debts of the deceased, pay the debts…
  • May 19

    Florida Breweries and Alcohol License

    Florida Breweries and Alcohol License
    Florida was named one of the top states for brewery openings at the Craft Brewers Conference in Portland, Oregon. Florida had the fifth most breweries across the U.S. in 2014, with 42 new beer makers setting up shop last year. Jacksonville…
  • May 14

    Choose a Florida Real Estate Attorney as Your Closing Agent

    Choose a Florida Real Estate Attorney as Your Closing Agent
    If you are buying and selling a property in Florida, then it is important to choose the right closing agent to ensure that the title is conveyed properly and free of any liens or encumbrances. Hiring an experienced Florida real estate…
Rank this Week: 1119

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

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

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 530

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • May 20

    B.C. Society Act Revamp

    B.C. Society Act Revamp
    The British Colombia Society Act, which dates back to 1977 and not being substantially revised since then, is undergoing a comprehensive overhaul, following the bill receiving Royal ascend on May 14th, 2015. The post B.C. Society Act Revamp…
  • May 11

    Buying a Business: Shares or Assets?

    Buying a Business: Shares or Assets?
    Whether you are buying out the competitor or buying your first business, you will want to ensure that the terms of the deal meet your needs and protect your interests. A fundamental concern is to first consider what it is you intend to…
  • May 1

    The Value of a Shareholder’s Agreement

    The Value of a Shareholder’s Agreement
    A well devised Shareholder’s Agreement is one tool that can create a road map, setting out options for dealing with unexpected interactions between shareholders. The post The Value of a Shareholder’s Agreement appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 3196

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • May 20

    Don’t Dodge—Defuse: Use Your Opening Statement to Handle Problem Area

    Don’t Dodge—Defuse: Use Your Opening Statement to Handle Problem Area
    Almost every case has problems—sometimes they are analogous to bombs waiting to drop on your case. The key is whether you show them to the jury and simultaneously defuse them, or whether the opposition drops them with glee. One of the…
  • May 18

    What If the Ex-Spouse Hits the Jackpot?

    What If the Ex-Spouse Hits the Jackpot?
    A couple gets divorced and one is ordered to pay spousal support to the other. But then the one getting support hits the lottery, inherits a lot of money, or has some other financial windfall. Is the support payer off the hook? Here’s…
  • May 15

    8 Things You Can Do to Take Your Law Career to the Next Level

    8 Things You Can Do to Take Your Law Career to the Next Level
    The following is a guest blog post by Anabella Q. Bonfa. Ms. Bonfa is a litigator with Wellman & Warren LLP and has built a reputation for handling business and partnership disputes, theft of trade secrets, and unfair competition. She…
Rank this Week: 1853

bevlog

bevlog

Distilling a million label approvals down to the ones that affect you. Tracks legal trends in beer, wine and spirits product approvals. By Lehrman Beverage Law.

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog
  • May 20

    Where Art Tito and Blue Moon? June 4 Webinar

    Where Art Tito and Blue Moon? June 4 Webinar
    I am very pleased to announce that we will be joining with Chicago law firm Locke Lord to provide the following webinar. Simon and Tom have lots of experience representing consumer products companies in defending class action lawsuits. They…
  • May 5

    A Great Day for Maker’s Mark. A Good Day for Tito(?)

    A Great Day for Maker’s Mark. A Good Day for Tito(?)
    Whoa! The first of the “handmade” cases wrapped up within the past week. On May 1, 2015 the U.S. District Court in Tallahassee dismissed the class action lawsuit against Maker’s Mark “with prejudice.” The…
  • May 5

    A Great Day for Maker’s; a Good Day for Tito(?)

    A Great Day for Maker’s; a Good Day for Tito(?)
    Whoa! The first of the “handmade” cases wrapped up within the past week. On May 1, 2015 the U.S. District Court in Tallahassee dismissed the class action lawsuit against Maker’s Mark “with prejudice.” The…
Rank this Week: 278

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • May 20

    Does a Contract Have to Be in Writing to be Enforceable?

    Does a Contract Have to Be in Writing to be Enforceable?
    The answer – it depends. The general rule is that in order to be enforceable, contracts do not have to be in writing unless they are required to be in writing by law. So, what constitutes a contract? The basic elements of a contract…
  • May 6

    Web Development Pitfalls and Legal Issues to Address When Someone Else Creates or Manages Your Business Website

    Web Development Pitfalls and Legal Issues to Address When Someone Else Creates or Manages Your Business Website
    Imagine the following scenario: It’s Monday morning and you open your web browser and type the domain name of your website into the address bar. You want to send a link to a blog post that may be of interest to a customer. Instead of…
  • May 1

    Who Owns This Blog Post?

    Who Owns This Blog Post?
    As a lawyer who blogs who is interested in the law as it pertains to bloggers, answering this question seems like a good place to start for a series of posts on Internet Law. The answer to the above question, as you might imagine, depends on…
Rank this Week: 1519

Law Office of E.C. Lewis, P.C.

Law Office of E.C. Lewis, P.C.

Covers business news.

http://www.eclewis.com/
  • May 20

    Financial Due Diligence

    Financial Due Diligence
    Whenever you are thinking about buying a business (or selling a business) it is expected that you will perform your due diligence before the sale is final to help decide whether or not the purchase is a good idea by verifying the material…
  • May 13

    Trademark Use and E-commerce

    Trademark Use and E-commerce
    As e-commerce businesses have taken off, so have more issues arose relating to use of others’ intellectual property. We’ve already talked about how intellectual property like trademarks can be a delicate situation between…
  • Apr 29

    Balancing Trademark Protection and Public Relation

    Balancing Trademark Protection and Public Relation
    Business is business, and the law is the law. Sometimes the combination of these two are unavoidable, even necessary, such as when it comes to business entity formation, contracts, licensing, permits, and the list goes on. In today’s…
Rank this Week: 3499

Boston Metro Business Lawyer Blog

Boston Metro Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Boston Metro Area business law. By Richard Mucci.

http://www.bostonmetrobusinesslawyer.com/
  • May 20

    Massachusetts Erroneous Conviction Statute and Insufficient Evidence Case

    Massachusetts Erroneous Conviction Statute and Insufficient Evidence Case
    Massachusetts law allows a person who has been the subject of an erroneous conviction to pursue a claim for compensation.  To recover, a person must first show that he or she is eligible as a member of the class set forth under the…
  • May 5

    Equitable Adjustments in Massachusetts Public Construction Contract

    Equitable Adjustments in Massachusetts Public Construction Contract
    Sometimes businesses must bid on jobs and sign contracts while there is still some level of uncertainty regarding the extent of work that must be performed and how much it will cost.  Massachusetts law allows a contractor entering a…
  • Apr 29

    Policies against Tipping Allowed under Massachusetts Tips Act

    Policies against Tipping Allowed under Massachusetts Tips Act
    The Tips Act protects certain Massachusetts service employees from having to turn over their tips to their employers, but what happens to the money left by customers in spite of an employer’s no tipping policy?      …
Rank this Week: 2972

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

Covers mergers & acquisitions. From editor Broc Romanek, who is also editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net.

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • May 20

    What Activist Investors Can Learn from Trian & DuPont

    What Activist Investors Can Learn from Trian & DuPont
    A few days ago, I blogged about these law firm memos describing the end result of Trian’s attempt on DuPont. Here’s an excerpt of this blog from “The Activist Investor” looking at it from the activist’s…
  • May 19

    Cornerstone: No Automatic Disloyalty Inference” for Disinterested Directors in Controller Transaction

    Cornerstone: No Automatic Disloyalty Inference” for Disinterested Directors in Controller Transaction
    Here’s an excerpt from this Fried Frank memo (also see these other memos about the case): In a move consistent with the Delaware courts’ recent general inclination for early dismissal of M&A-related litigation, the Delaware…
  • May 18

    DuPont Announces Victory in Trian Proxy Fight

    DuPont Announces Victory in Trian Proxy Fight
    Here’s the news from this Sullivan & Cromwell memo (also see this Jones Day memo): On May 13, 2015, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, a major chemical company with a market cap of approximately $68 billion, defeated a proxy…
Rank this Week: 523

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • May 19

    My Employer Defamed Me to the Government! Not So Fast, Says the Texas Supreme Court.

    My Employer Defamed Me to the Government! Not So Fast, Says the Texas Supreme Court.
    In Texas, a person cannot be sued for defamation for statements made in judicial or legislative proceedings. However, the rule has not been so clear with respect to the statement made before such proceedings begin, such as those made during…
  • May 11

    Break Time for Nursing Mothers at Work – A Right or a Privilege?

    Break Time for Nursing Mothers at Work – A Right or a Privilege?
    Many businesses routinely face the question of what to do when a nursing employee asks that she be allowed to take a break to express milk at work and that she be allowed to do so in a private space? Does an employer have to grant her…
  • Apr 27

    Lunch Invitations Are Not Sexual Harassment – Says the Texas Supreme Court

    Lunch Invitations Are Not Sexual Harassment – Says the Texas Supreme Court
    Last week, the Texas Supreme Court reversed a $1 million award to a former San Antonio Water System (SAWS) employee, who claimed that she was terminated because she confronted a male vice president about his repeated lunch…
Rank this Week: 1893

Bongiovi Law Firm Blog

Bongiovi Law Firm Blog

Covers Nevada business law.

http://bongiovilaw.com/blog/
  • May 19

    How to Start a Business in Las Vega

    How to Start a Business in Las Vega
    By popular demand, here is the checklist for starting a business in Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Boulder City and Clark County.  First, Southern Nevada is a bit wacky in its structure. While it would make sense for there to be…
  • May 19

    How to Start a Business in Las Vega

    How to Start a Business in Las Vega
    By popular demand, here is the checklist for starting a business in Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Boulder City and Clark County.  First, Southern Nevada is a bit wacky in its structure. While it would make sense for there to be…
  • May 6

    Percentage Rent for Leasing Retail Space

    Percentage Rent for Leasing Retail Space
    If you’re looking at leasing retail space for your business, chances are that the landlord is going to require you, as the Tenant, to pay Percentage Rent in addition to the Minimum Annual Rent (aka Monthly Base Rent). Basically, the…
Rank this Week: 2764

Investment Law Blog

Investment Law Blog

Covers business, real estate and property law. By Catherine DeBono Holmes of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://www.investmentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1969

On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog

On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog

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

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

    Winery Files Opposition to Trademark Registration of HBO’s Three-Eyed Raven

    Winery Files Opposition to Trademark Registration of HBO’s Three-Eyed Raven
    Last week, Franciscan Vineyards, Inc. of St. Helena filed an opposition to the mark THREE-EYED RAVEN, filed by Applicant Home Box Office, Inc., for alcohol beverages, energy drinks, and non-alcoholic drinks beverages and fruit drinks.…
  • May 4

    Blue Moon Lawsuit: [Not] All About That Label

    Blue Moon Lawsuit: [Not] All About That Label
    Last week, On Reserve reported about the class action suit filed against MillerCoors in regard to the Blue Moon malt beverage. See MillerCoors Hit with Class Action Suit for Use of “Artfully Crafted” on…
  • Apr 30

    MillerCoors Hit with Class Action Suit for Use of “Artfully Crafted” on Blue Moon Beer

    MillerCoors Hit with Class Action Suit for Use of “Artfully Crafted” on Blue Moon Beer
    On April 24, 2015, a class action lawsuit was filed in state court against MillerCoors LLC, alleging that the company’s Blue Moon beer deceives consumers into thinking the product is “Craft” by marketing the brand…
Rank this Week: 3198

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/pct-law-group-legal-insights/
  • May 19

    Law Review: The Case Against Federalizing Trade Secrecy

    Law Review: The Case Against Federalizing Trade Secrecy
    Will a federal civil cause of action create greater uniformity for trade secret protection? The idea of creating a private cause of action for trade secret misappropriation under federal law is gaining traction, according to Christopher…
  • May 13

    EEOC’s Most Aggressive Regional Office

    EEOC’s Most Aggressive Regional Office
    Led by five aggressive regional office s, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed 148 enforcement suits against employers in FY2103, mostly alleging claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title…
  • May 7

    President Names Vice Chair Jenny R. Yang as Chair of EEOC

    President Names Vice Chair Jenny R. Yang as Chair of EEOC
    Prior to joining the EEOC, Yang was a partner at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that President Obama has named Vice Chair Jenny R. Yang as Chair of the EEOC.  Yang,…
Rank this Week: 3304

North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

Reports on judicial decisions of significance to business and shareholders. By Mack Sperling of Brooks Pierce LLP.

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

    NC Business Court Gives Full Faith And Credit To LegalZoom's California Class Action Settlement

    NC Business Court Gives Full Faith And Credit To LegalZoom's California Class Action Settlement
    There are probably some of you who lie awake at night wondering whether Leagalzoom's offering of do it yourself lawyering products will be found to be the unauthorized practice of law (UPL) in North Carolina. For those few of you, that…
  • May 15

    Two Claims You May Not Want To Make In North Carolina

    Two Claims You May Not Want To Make In North Carolina
    I said yesterday that there was too much in DSM Dyneema, LLC v. Thagard, 2015 NCBC 47 for just one post, so here are the rest of the key points from the case.  They involve two claims you might not want to bother to make in North…
  • May 14

    Trade Secret Plaintiff Avoids Dismissal, Gets Discovery

    Trade Secret Plaintiff Avoids Dismissal, Gets Discovery
    One of the most interesting Business Court decisions of last year was Judge Bledsoe's opinion in DSM Dyneema, LLC v. Thagard, 2014 NCBC 50, in which he held that the Plaintiff, which was suing for misappropriation of trade secrets,was barred…
Rank this Week: 4631

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

Covers issues that concern business entities, taxation, and employment law. By Parsonage Vandenack Williams LLC.

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • May 19

    Required Reporting of Offshore Asset

    Required Reporting of Offshore Asset
    US individual and business taxpayers with interests in certain foreign or offshore financial assets or accounts are required to disclose those assets on their federal income tax returns or file additional forms. A failure to file the…
  • May 18

    B-Corp and Benefit Corporation Statu

    B-Corp and Benefit Corporation Statu
    Currently, in 28 jurisdictions including Nebraska, Benefit Corporation status exists as an option for forming a legal corporate entity. This is distinguished from B-Corp. status, which is a certification from by B-labs, a 501(c)(3)…
  • Mar 30

    Beware of Potential Tax Return Fraud

    Beware of Potential Tax Return Fraud
    Many doctors and health practitioners around the nation are experiencing tax return fraud issues. Tax return fraud occurs when another person or entity fraudulently files a tax return for another individual, looking to receive the…
Rank this Week: 2965

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
  • May 19

    Upcoming Event at CIC – Cross-Atlantic Collaborations: Strategies and Tactic

    Upcoming Event at CIC – Cross-Atlantic Collaborations: Strategies and Tactic
    On Friday, June 5th MBBP will host an event at the Cambridge Innovation Center entitled “Cross-Atlantic Collaborations: Strategies and Tactics”. The panelists will discuss the creation and structuring…
  • May 19

    Employment Law Alert: Sick Time Law Update

    Employment Law Alert: Sick Time Law Update
    Recently, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced a transition policy under which employers who offer sufficient sick leave or paid time off to workers now have a six-month transition period in which to bring their…
  • May 4

    MBBP Clients Among BBJ’s Honorees – “Best Places to Work of 2015″

    MBBP Clients Among BBJ’s Honorees – “Best Places to Work of 2015″
    On Thursday, April 30th, the Boston Business Journal announced the 80 honorees for its annual Best Places to Work of 2015 program. This year’s employers were divided among five different categories based on company…
Rank this Week: 5078

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

Covers corporate law, securities law, intellectual property, and social entrepreneurship. By Arina Shulga.

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

    Handshake Agreements: Still a Good Idea?

    Handshake Agreements: Still a Good Idea?
    I’ve seen this many times before: entrepreneurs enter into handshake agreements with others, trying to save on legal fees. Often, the counterparties are contractors, employees, investors, or co-founders. These entrepreneurs are not…
  • Jan 19

    How to Comply with New York Blue Sky Laws?

    How to Comply with New York Blue Sky Laws?
    As I previously explained here, Rule 506 private placements involve the filing of a Form D with the SEC as well as complying with blue sky notice filings requirements in each state where the investors participating in the offering reside.…
  • Jan 19

    The SEC Increases Focus On Digital Currencie

    The SEC Increases Focus On Digital Currencie
    It is clear that the SEC has been focusing on securities fraud involving digital currencies.  In July 2013, the SEC charged Trendon T. Shavers, the founder and operator of Bitcoin Savings and Trust, with defrauding investors in a…
Rank this Week: 4810

Indiana Business Law Blog

Indiana Business Law Blog

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

http://www.michaelsmithlaw.com/blog/
  • May 18

    When is the interest in a limited liability company a “security”?

    When is the interest in a limited liability company a “security”?
    The issuance or sale of securities is subject to regulation by the United States Securities Exchange Commission and by authorities in every state, including the Securities Division of the Office of the Indiana Secretary of State.  …
  • Mar 31

    Our Policy

    Our Policy
    We at Smith Rayl Law Office, LLC serve clients regardless of their race, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry, immigration status, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, age, socioeconomic status, or political views or…
  • Mar 30

    Nonprofit Corporations: Tips for Taking Minutes of Board Meeting

    Nonprofit Corporations: Tips for Taking Minutes of Board Meeting
    Some practical suggestions for secretaries of nonprofit corporations. The post Nonprofit Corporations: Tips for Taking Minutes of Board Meetings appeared first on Indiana Business Law Blog.
Rank this Week: 2135

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 819

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Covers commercial and civil litigation in New York.

http://www.nylitigationfirm.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2243

Fashion & Apparel Law Blog

Fashion & Apparel Law Blog

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

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

    Will The FTC Issue Native Advertising Guidelines in 2015?

    Will The FTC Issue Native Advertising Guidelines in 2015?
    As we previously reported last year, native advertisements represent an increasingly popular and effective means of promotion for marketers that also presents a major challenge for the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), an…
  • May 18

    There’s No Such Thing As a Free Sample

    There’s No Such Thing As a Free Sample
    Social media allows users to effortlessly communicate globally with nothing more than a few keystrokes.  Advertisers have harnessed the power of social media bloggers and incorporated it as a key component of their advertising…
  • Feb 3

    Facing a Blizzard of Legal Challenges as In-House Counsel

    Facing a Blizzard of Legal Challenges as In-House Counsel
    Spring 2015 New York Fashion Week February 17, 2015 Fashion Insider Interview: A Behind-the-Scenes Perspective from Bruce Weber’s and Nan Bush’s Little Bear Robert Darwell, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP Producer…
Rank this Week: 1431

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • May 18

    What is an Arkansas Probate?

    What is an Arkansas Probate?
    The word “probate” comes from the Latin verb probare, which means “to try, test, prove, or examine.” (H/T to Wikipedia.) This is important for two reasons. First, it illustrates that probate, much like Latin, is…
  • Apr 3

    Putting a face to the “plain language” debate

    Putting a face to the “plain language” debate
    Lawyers should be servants. This is never easy. In fact, it’s usually pretty hard. The billed hour and the adversarial system and the looming cloud of malpractice does not naturally encourage us to be “others-centered.” We…
  • Feb 13

    Covenant Marriage Interview on KARK 4

    Covenant Marriage Interview on KARK 4
    Here’s the actual news story, which I talked about here:   And here is some additional interview footage. Some is awkward, some is good, I think. The post Covenant Marriage Interview on KARK 4 appeared first on Wilson &…
Rank this Week: 3188

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • May 18

    Partition Attorney’s Fees Against an Uncooperative Co-Tenant

    Partition Attorney’s Fees Against an Uncooperative Co-Tenant
    Co-ownership of real estate in California can be expensive when one co-owner, known in the law as a co-tenant, does not cooperate in the sale of the property. This often occurs when the uncooperative co-tenant is…
  • Mar 27

    Non-Dischargeability of Intentional Fraudulent Transfer

    Non-Dischargeability of Intentional Fraudulent Transfer
    When an fraudulent transfer occurs before a debtor files for protection under the United States Bankruptcy Code, creditors must promptly protect their rights to ensure that the bankruptcy does not discharge the debtor's liability for their…
  • Feb 25

    PROCEED CAREFULLY WITH MALICIOUS PROSECUTION ACTIONS ARISING OUT OF FAMILY LAW COURT MATTERS

    PROCEED CAREFULLY WITH MALICIOUS PROSECUTION ACTIONS ARISING OUT OF FAMILY LAW COURT MATTERS
    As a general rule, California malicious prosecution actions are dicey propositions insofar as they always subject the plaintiff to a potential Anti-SLAPP motion from the defendant pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure section…
Rank this Week: 3611

Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

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

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

    Were Clinical Trials For Xarelto Tainted By Misconduct?

    Were Clinical Trials For Xarelto Tainted By Misconduct?
    What is Xarelto? Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) is a relatively new coagulant (blood thinner). The FDA first approved Xarelto in 2011. It is distributed in the United States by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer…
  • May 8

    The Lobby To Gut Workers’ Compensation

    The Lobby To Gut Workers’ Compensation
    An interesting article discusses the quiet lobbying effort to gut workers’ compensation laws bankrolled by Walmart and several other large retailers. According to the article, these companies have supported and funded a behind the…
  • Apr 9

    How Much Is An Arm Worth In Alabama? Not Much.

    How Much Is An Arm Worth In Alabama? Not Much.
    ProPublica recently published an in-depth series detailing the demise of workers’ compensation benefits in many states. Journalist Michael Grabell did an excellent job researching the changing issues faced by injured workers and their…
Rank this Week: 4190

In-house Access

In-house Access

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

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

    In-house Job Things to Think About

    In-house Job Things to Think About
    Guest bloggers: Kathryn Hartrick is vice president and general counsel at Robertson Lowstuter. Ted Banks is partner at Scharf Banks Marmor LLC and former chief counsel, global compliance at Kraft Foods. You have just received a job offer for…
  • Apr 14

    The Time to Start is Now: Imbue Compliance to Guard Your Organization

    The Time to Start is Now: Imbue Compliance to Guard Your Organization
    Guest blogger: James Merklinger is vice president and chief legal officer at ACC. He represents ACC on all global legal issues and advises the organization on meeting the needs of the in-house counsel community. The complexity of compliance…
  • Apr 6

    The Biggest Compliance Mistake Lawyers Make

    The Biggest Compliance Mistake Lawyers Make
    Guest bloggers: Eric F. Hinton is chief ethics and compliance officer at 7-Eleven, Inc. and Ted Banks is partner at Scharf Banks Marmor LLC. Being a lawyer is fun. You get to do a lot of different things, and notwithstanding the lawyer jokes,…
Rank this Week: 786

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/
  • May 18

    Success in Business: Strategies for Inheritance

    Success in Business: Strategies for Inheritance
    Many small family businesses become quite successful and the owners manage to accumulate significant wealth. I ran across a good post discussing the ways the upper class manages their abundance through a mix of different strategies…
  • May 4

    Unlimited Vacation, Free Beer and Kids at Work. Is this the Future Workplace?

    Unlimited Vacation, Free Beer and Kids at Work. Is this the Future Workplace?
    CEOs and leaders of all organizations covet the creative culture of companies like Google or Zappos — it feels out of reach, but it may be right under their finger tips. The Iowa Creativity Summit is featuring Nancy Lyons of…
  • Apr 15

    Looking to Buy a Franchise? Don’t Make These Mistake

    Looking to Buy a Franchise? Don’t Make These Mistake
    Inc.Magazine has a great article on the 5 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Buying a Franchise. The one I want to touch on in this post is #4 – Not learning how to implement the franchise system. All too often, would be…
Rank this Week: 502

Oregon Business Litigation

Oregon Business Litigation

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

http://www.aterwynneblog.com/oregon_business_litigatio/
  • May 17

    Oregon Court of Appeals rejects product line exception to successor liability

    Oregon Court of Appeals rejects product line exception to successor liability
    If the manufacturer of a defective product sells its assets and goes out of business, can a party injured by the product sue the purchaser of the assets on a products liability theory? The general rule of successor liability is...
  • May 14

    Enforcement of voidable noncompete is not tortious, Oregon Court of Appeals hold

    Enforcement of voidable noncompete is not tortious, Oregon Court of Appeals hold
    Under Oregon law, a noncompetition agreement is "voidable," as opposed to void, if the employer fails to give notice two weeks before an employee starts work that the agreement is a condition of employment. In Bernard v. S.B., Inc., the...
  • Apr 27

    Arbitrator may order remedies beyond the agreed scope of arbitration

    Arbitrator may order remedies beyond the agreed scope of arbitration
    If parties involved in an arbitration agree to resolve only the issue of liability, may the arbitrator issue an order determining not only liability but the appropriate remedies as well? According to the Oregon Court of Appeals, the answer…
Rank this Week: 2629

The Wired GC

The Wired GC

Covers compliance, corporate governance, management, regulations, tactics and technology.

http://www.wiredgc.com
  • May 16

    The Predictions For 2016 Will Be Coming Soon

    The Predictions For 2016 Will Be Coming Soon
    When you fire up your blog after 18 months, you realize that some things have changed.  And also how much hasn’t.
  • May 16

    What Happens When You Take a Blogging Hiatu

    What Happens When You Take a Blogging Hiatu
    So a lawyer fires up his blog after 18 months. Some things have changed, much hasn’t.
  • Nov 7

    Lumen Legal’s Trends for 2014

    Lumen Legal’s Trends for 2014
    Lumen Legal has published a collection of Legal Trend predictions for 2014. There are insights from Lumen Legal founder David Galbenski, and noted enterprise legal industry leaders Edwin Reeser and Jeffrey Carr. And also me. Here’s one…
Rank this Week: 1004