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From a Rhode Island point of view, this blog covers legal developments in the fields of business law, patent law, trademark law, copyright law, intellectual property law, and gaming law. By John Ottaviani.

http://bipilaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 20

    Significant Cyberspace Developments of 2014

    Significant Cyberspace Developments of 2014
    It's a bit late for a year-end wrap-up, but better late than never, right?  For those who may have missed some of these, here are my picks for some of the more important developments in Cyberspace law that occurred in 2014. This is not…
  • Dec 3

    RHODE ISLAND. BEER. TRADEMARKS.

    RHODE ISLAND. BEER. TRADEMARKS.
    Last week’s grand opening of the Tilted Barn Brewery in Exeter got me to thinking.  The craft beer industry is exploding in Rhode Island.  Branding and identification are very important to these companies.  They spend a…
  • Feb 11

    Investments in RI Companies Rebound in 4th Quarter, Top $81 Million in 2013

    Investments in RI Companies Rebound in 4th Quarter, Top $81 Million in 2013
    After a slow third quarter, venture capital investments rebounded in the last quarter of 2014, according to the MoneyTree Report by PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based on data from Thomson Reuters.Venture…
Rank this Week: 1312

Business and Corporate Disputes

Business and Corporate Disputes

Features litigation information and insight for business owners, corporate management, directors, officers, members, managers, and shareholders. By Matt McKinney.

http://corporatedispute.com
  • Apr 17

    Iowa’s Open Records Law – Who, What, When, and Why?

    Iowa’s Open Records Law – Who, What, When, and Why?
    Iowa’s Open Records laws permit Iowans and Iowa businesses to obtain numerous types of records and communications from government bodies and officials (e.g. state departments, cities, and schools). Frequently, Iowans and Iowa…
  • Jan 17

    Single Taxation Versus Double Taxation and the Iowa LLC

    Single Taxation Versus Double Taxation and the Iowa LLC
    As discussed in this prior post, Iowa Limited Liability Companies have the benefit of electing to have a single layer of tax. When an LLC chooses a single layer of tax, LLCs are taxed as pass-through entities, meaning all earnings…
  • Jan 17

    Single Taxation Versus Double Taxation and the Iowa LLC

    Single Taxation Versus Double Taxation and the Iowa LLC
    As discussed in this prior post, Iowa Limited Liability Companies have the benefit of electing to have a single layer of tax. When an LLC chooses a single layer of tax, LLCs are taxed as pass-through entities, meaning all earnings…
Rank this Week: 1125

Business and Tax Lawyer Blog

Business and Tax Lawyer Blog

By Wood, Atter & Wolf, P.A.

http://www.businessandtaxlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 2

    Assigning your Florida Limited Liability Company interest

    Assigning your Florida Limited Liability Company interest
    The purpose of the limited liability company (“LLC”) is to give investors limited liability and, at the same time, special treatment under the federal income tax laws. For Florida state income tax purposes, an LLC is expressly…
  • Jul 15

    Florida’s New and Improved Limited Liabilty Company Act

    Florida’s New and Improved Limited Liabilty Company Act
    Florida recently passed a law which revamps its limited liability company act.  This is important for all Florida LLC owners and upon reading this article, you should schedule a meeting with your business law attorney in order to discuss…
  • Jul 8

    Relationship between partners in a Florida partnership

    Relationship between partners in a Florida partnership
    Florida has adopted the Revised Uniform Partnership Act (“RUPA”), which defines a partnership as an association of two or more persons to carry on as co-owners a business for profit. A partnership is unlike a corporation in that…
Rank this Week: 1359

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

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

    OSHA Fines Will Soon Become Very Costly

    OSHA Fines Will Soon Become Very Costly
    Fines assessed by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will increase significantly next month. OSHA is one of several government agencies that must increase its civil monetary penalties pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties…
  • Jul 21

    Are Intrastate Crowdfunding Laws Still Relevant?

    Are Intrastate Crowdfunding Laws Still Relevant?
    While everyone was waiting for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to finalize its equity crowdfunding rules, many states took matters into their own hands. Now that the federal regulations are finally in place, it remains unclear…
  • Jul 19

    SEC Proposes New BCP Rule for Investment Adviser

    SEC Proposes New BCP Rule for Investment Adviser
    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently proposed a rule that would require registered investment advisers to adopt or amend their current business continuity and transition plans (BCP). Under the proposed BCP rule, the plans…
Rank this Week: 1266

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
  • Jan 12

    The Secret to Life

    The Secret to Life
    One of our clients shared this insight, as told to her by Cantor Maurice Falkow from Congregation Anshei Israel, now deceased. Many people had asked Cantor Falkow about the secret to life.  He always replied that there really isn’t…
  • Jun 23

    TV Is Wrong Or Why Do People Falsely Confess?

    TV Is Wrong Or Why Do People Falsely Confess?
    http://www.npr.org/2013/12/05/248968150/beyond-good-cop-bad-cop-a-look-at-real-life-interrogation
  • May 7

    Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Right

    Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Right
    This blog is a great discussion of the Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights.  I think I want some of these rights too. http://popehat.com/2015/04/29/cops-we-need-rights-more-than-you-citizen/
Rank this Week: 4916

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
  • Jul 28

    Avoiding Double Gifts Under the New Wills Law

    Avoiding Double Gifts Under the New Wills Law
    An unintended consequence of British Columbia’s revised legislation on wills and estates is the possibility that a gift to someone may be inadvertently doubled. The Wills, Estates and Succession Act (WESA), section 6, provides that…
  • May 6

    Mediation: Stumbling Blocks to Overcome

    Mediation: Stumbling Blocks to Overcome
    One issue that often bedevils a mediator is the role of legal counsel at the Mediation. The goal from the mediator’s perspective is to encourage the parties to find a settlement. A Mediation that does not arrive at a settlement, or does…
  • Mar 29

    Can an Arbitrator conduct his or her own Research? (Part 2)

    Can an Arbitrator conduct his or her own Research? (Part 2)
    In my last post, I addressed the question of whether an Arbitrator should conduct his or her own independent research of the facts outside of the evidence presented by the Parties. Now I want to address the second part of that question which…
Rank this Week: 4525

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers business operations and real estate. By McKee Law Office.

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

    Seminar: Doing Business with the Commonwealth

    Seminar: Doing Business with the Commonwealth
    Event/Workshop Title:  Doing Business with the Commonwealth  Location:  Doylestown  Address:  252 W. Swamp Road Doylestown, PA 18901 Event Description:  Free Contracting Workshop for Small Business! Hosted by Economic & Business…
  • May 15

    How a member can force a nonprofit to involuntarily dissolve

    How a member can force a nonprofit to involuntarily dissolve
    The Court of Commonwealth issued a ruling in April that should serve as a warning to nonprofit boards in Pennsylvania.   Did you know that Pennsylvania law allows a member of a nonprofit to petition the court to involuntarily dissolve the…
  • May 14

    Hot Issues in Business Law: Patent Troll

    Hot Issues in Business Law: Patent Troll
    Hot Issues in Business LawTechnology giants have formed a new group to protect themselves from patent trolls.  Patent trolls are businesses who business model is to purchase key intellectual property then collect royalties from companies…
Rank this Week: 904

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers California business law. By Richard G. Burt.

http://richardburtlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 18

    Perils of Dissolution, or Hey, FTB, Where’s My Dough?

    Perils of Dissolution, or Hey, FTB, Where’s My Dough?
    Sometimes a California limited liability company (LLC) or California corporation dissolves and files a final tax return which shows it has a refund coming, but the refund is $800 short. How could this happen? It’s because the…
  • Jul 15

    LLC Annual Fee Clarified by Franchise Tax Board

    LLC Annual Fee Clarified by Franchise Tax Board
    A limited liability company (“LLC”) doing business in California (whether organized under California law or the law of another state) must pay an LLC annual fee on its “total income from all sources derived from or…
  • Apr 21

    Here’s One Way Not to Pay Taxes – Legally!

    Here’s One Way Not to Pay Taxes – Legally!
    California charges a minimum franchise tax of $800 each year. This is a tax on the privilege of being a corporation. It doesn’t matter whether the corporation is profitable or even if it has any revenue. The state wants its ……
Rank this Week: 2860

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

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

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Mar 8

    Electronic Signatures: OK to Use?

    Electronic Signatures: OK to Use?
    This blog post focuses on the use and validity of electronic signatures. We will first investigate what constitutes an "electronic signature", we will then discuss the validity and enforceability of electronic signatures, and finally, we will…
  • Feb 24

    Winter 2016: raising funds may become more difficult for some startup

    Winter 2016: raising funds may become more difficult for some startup
    I attended several VC events in New York City recently, including Ask a VC forum on February 4, organized by DLA Piper, and the VC Summit on January 26, organized by Gotham Media.  I learned some interesting insights, which may be useful…
  • Jan 21

    Why Companies Are Choosing to B Good: A Closer Look at Delaware Public Benefit Corporation

    Why Companies Are Choosing to B Good: A Closer Look at Delaware Public Benefit Corporation
    As of August 1, 2013, the Delaware Legislature added Subchapter XV to its Delaware General Corporation Law (“DGCL”) providing for the formation of a Public Benefit Corporation (“PBC”). As of now, 31 states…
Rank this Week: 4703

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Jul 28

    The University of Tennessee College of Law is Hiring Business Law Faculty!

    The University of Tennessee College of Law is Hiring Business Law Faculty!
    The position notice setting forth the details is set forth below. Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have. I will be serving on the Appointments Committee for these searches. +++++ POSITION NOTICE FACULTY POSITIONS The...
  • Jul 28

    Business Basics for Beginner

    Business Basics for Beginner
    BA is a required 4-credit class where I teach. Our school has a social mission and many of the students want to work in criminal defense, family law, immigration, human rights, or anything other than business. I shudder to think...
  • Jul 27

    Fiduciary Duty Waiver in Delaware Alternative Entitie

    Fiduciary Duty Waiver in Delaware Alternative Entitie
    Just in case you haven't gotten the message yet: Delaware law means fiduciary duty freedom of contract for alternative entities. In May 2016, the Delaware Chancery Court upheld a waiver of fiduciary duties in a master limited partnership. In…
Rank this Week: 270

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

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

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
  • Nov 24

    NOVEMBER 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    NOVEMBER 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *     On September 17, 2015, Jeff Ireland and Jade Smarda, obtained a temporary restraining order on behalf of a local financial services firm in a trade secrets case. *     Jeff Sharkey and…
  • Nov 20

    Be Cautious When Social Networking is All “Atwitter “at Your Workplace

    Be Cautious When Social Networking is All “Atwitter “at Your Workplace
    We use social media all the time. Make it a point during the day to notice how often you see a friend or colleague checking a Facebook update or sending a tweet (or giving you a three-star rating on the new Peeple app).  People are on…
  • Nov 16

    Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act: The Devil Lurks and the Road to His House Appears Well Paved

    Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act: The Devil Lurks and the Road to His House Appears Well Paved
    Best Laid Plans. They say the devil is in the details. One might say that is most certainly the case with the recently advanced version of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (“CISA”) that recently passed the U.S. Senate by…
Rank this Week: 1368

ByteLawyer Briefings

ByteLawyer Briefings

Covers current law and technology developments affecting business and society. By Nanyang Business School Professor Harry SK Tan.

http://bytelawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    Odex fails action against PacNet for disclosure of identity of downloader

    Odex fails action against PacNet for disclosure of identity of downloader
    In what appears to be a straightforward case of licensors of Animeware - ODEX - for illegal downloading of pirated copies by thousands, Odex filed suits against all the local commercial ISPs to obtain the identities of those who downloaded…
  • Aug 19

    How would the Singapore regulatory framework treat Eros LLC?

    How would the Singapore regulatory framework treat Eros LLC?
    Day 1 of State of Play Conference. Interestingly the latest case reported of the synthetic worlds is the case of EROS LLC suing Volkov Catteneo” who broke the sex program’s copy protection and sold unauthorized copies. So naturally…
  • Aug 19

    State of Play Conference BEGINS

    State of Play Conference BEGINS
    Finally the long awaited conference has begun. Last night at the opening dinner for participants, meeting all the thought leaders, academics and businesses involved in the building and use of synthetic environments is exciting. There was a…
Rank this Week: 2401

Cal Biz Lit

Cal Biz Lit

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

http://www.calbizlit.com/cal_biz_lit/
  • Jun 20

    Cal Supremes Change The Rules For Citing Appellate Decisions They Are Reviewing

    Cal Supremes Change The Rules For Citing Appellate Decisions They Are Reviewing
    This may be pretty big for California appellate lawyers and any lawyer or client involved in motion practice at the trial court level.The California Supreme Court has just eliminated its long-standing rule that "de-published" any lower court…
  • May 25

    Attorney General Releases 2015 Proposition 65 Settlement Data

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

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

    What Chemicals Are Most Often Cited By Proposition 65 Bounty-Hunters?
    About a year and a half ago, Cal Biz Lit took a look at all of the 60 day notices for the previous year (July 2013 through June, 2014) to see what chemicals were being cited for companies’ failure to...
Rank this Week: 1064

California Business and Employment…

California Business and Employment Law

Covers employment and business law in California. By Sayer Fausto LLP.

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

    Ledbetter Equal Pay Act Passes Congre

    Ledbetter Equal Pay Act Passes Congre
    In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (2007) 550 U.S. 618,  Congress passed Senate Bill 181 (the “Lilly Ledbetter Fairy Pay Act of 2009?). There have been a number of attempts to…
  • Jan 29

    Ledbetter Equal Pay Act Passes Congre

    Ledbetter Equal Pay Act Passes Congre
    In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (2007) 550 U.S. 618,  Congress passed Senate Bill 181 (the “Lilly Ledbetter Fairy Pay Act of 2009″). There have been a…
  • Jan 27

    Opposing Sexual Harassment

    Opposing Sexual Harassment
    The United States Supreme Court clarified what it means to “oppose” sexual harassment.  in Crawford v. Metropolitan of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee, Crawford was asked questions during a sexual harassment investigation. In…
Rank this Week: 4235

California Business Law Blog

California Business Law Blog

By the Law Office of Jonas M. Grant PC.

http://californiabusinesslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 13

    Inspirational Quotes for Entrepreneur

    Inspirational Quotes for Entrepreneur
    Some of my favorite quotes of interest to entrepreneurs and small business people from a collection of 20 Small Business Quotes ("20 Small Business Quotes That Will Inspire You", about.com, March 15, 2016):“The critical ingredient is…
  • Jun 1

    Client Launches New Science Fiction Website

    Client Launches New Science Fiction Website
    Today, a client launched a new website - www.recursor.tv - "The Future Reflected" - dedicated to original and aggregated science fiction videos and web series. Please visit and enjoy!
  • Apr 18

    California personal income taxe

    California personal income taxe
    Two-thirds of California's overall tax revenue comes from personal income taxes, with the top fifth of income earners paying 90%, and the top one percent paying 45%, of these taxes.Source: The tax man cometh, and California rich –…
Rank this Week: 1764

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers business litigation, real estate, and equine law. By Adina T. Stern.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 10

    Is it Legal? Listing a Property on Airbnb or VRBO in California

    Is it Legal? Listing a Property on Airbnb or VRBO in California
    All too often new ideas get ahead of the law. Airbnb and VRBO are examples of just such a situation. Real estate lawyers are being inundated with calls from landlords who are receiving citations from their cities, fines from their…
  • Feb 10

    What You Should Know About Airbnb and VRBO

    What You Should Know About Airbnb and VRBO
    All too often new ideas get ahead of the law. Airbnb and VRBO are examples of just such a situation. Real estate lawyers are being inundated with calls from landlords who are receiving citations from their cities, fines from their…
  • Dec 14

    Hiring a Contractor: What you Need to Know About California Residential Remodeling and Construction Contract

    Hiring a Contractor: What you Need to Know About California Residential Remodeling and Construction Contract
    No matter where in Southern California you live, and no matter how long ago your home was built, remodeling and making improvements to your home is a generally a good idea. Whether you are knocking out a non-structural wall to create more…
Rank this Week: 3603

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/
  • Jul 22

    Court Rules in Favor of School District in Assault Case

    Court Rules in Favor of School District in Assault Case
    The Third Circuit Court has ruled in favor of a Pennsylvania school district in a lawsuit brought by the family of a student who was assaulted on a school campus. The assault occurred in the 2012-2013 school year at Chester High School, which…
  • Jul 15

    Ohio Charter School Sues Department of Education

    Ohio Charter School Sues Department of Education
    An online charter school in Ohio filed a lawsuit against the state’s Department of Education in an effort to block an attendance audit. The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, known as ECOT, advertises that it enrolls more than 15,000…
  • Jul 7

    Groupon and IBM Sue Each Other for Patent Infringement

    Groupon and IBM Sue Each Other for Patent Infringement
    Sometimes, the only appropriate way to respond to a lawsuit is by filing a countersuit. At least, that seems to be the philosophy of Groupon, Inc. The story began a few months ago when International Business Machines, better known as IBM,…
Rank this Week: 985

California Collection Attorney

California Collection Attorney

Covers commercial debt collection. By Sakaida & Bui.

http://www.californiacollectionattorney.net/blog/
  • May 20

    Credit Card Defense

    Credit Card Defense
    When it comes to personal credit card debt, one of the most important things that you need to figure out when you are faced with a lawsuit is figuring out who owns the debt and who is suing you. You might have to obtain the information…
  • Jan 18

    Less Credit Card Default In December

    Less Credit Card Default In December
    Credit card companies saw a decrease in the number of credit card accounts falling into default in the month of December than in any month in 2010. All six of the biggest card issuers posted their lowest rates for charge-off or accounts…
  • Dec 25

    Family Law Judgment

    Family Law Judgment
    Unlike regular civil judgments, a family law judgment does not expired after 10 years requiring the party with the favorable judgment to renew it. Family law judgment last longer and are the exception to the 10 year rule. The exception was…
Rank this Week: 4932

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Jul 28

    “Interim Final Temporary Rules”, Say What?

    “Interim Final Temporary Rules”, Say What?
    Visitors to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website will find a pull-down menu entitled “Regulation”.  One of the items on that menu has the oxymoronic title of “Interim Final Temporary…
  • Jul 27

    CARULLCA Amendment Purporting To Eliminate Surprise May Do The Opposite

    CARULLCA Amendment Purporting To Eliminate Surprise May Do The Opposite
    Readers will know that I’m no fan of California’s Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (aka CARULLCA).  As originally enacted, the law was rife with technical errors.  As the legislature…
  • Jul 26

    Is Rescission Ever Legal?

    Is Rescission Ever Legal?
    Yesterday’s post concerned when a corporation’s rescission of the issuance of shares does not constitute a “distribution to its shareholders” as defined in Section 166 of the California Corporations Code.  I noted…
Rank this Week: 155

California Legal Blog

California Legal Blog

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

http://ankerhymesschreiberllp.com/
  • Nov 13

    Caring for your Companion and The Importance of Protecting Your Pet

    Caring for your Companion and The Importance of Protecting Your Pet
    (*Interview with Attorney KC Marie Knox starts at 9min:50sec) Estate Planning Attorney KC Marie Knox was invited to “Love That Dog Hollywood” to speak about the importance of protecting your pet and planning in the event of a…
  • Nov 13

    Caring for your Companion and The Importance of Protecting Your Pet

    Caring for your Companion and The Importance of Protecting Your Pet
    (*Interview with Attorney KC Marie Knox starts at 9min:50sec) Estate Planning Attorney KC Marie Knox was invited to “Love That Dog Hollywood” to speak about the importance of protecting your pet and planning in the event of a…
  • Jul 22

    Elder Law and Medicaid Planning: Everything You Need to Know

    Elder Law and Medicaid Planning: Everything You Need to Know
    Attorney KC Marie Knox of Law Firm Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP will be teaching a 2-day Practical Course hosted by the National Business Institute (NBI) on the subject of Elder Law and Medicaid Planning. KC Marie Knox is a Los Angeles…
Rank this Week: 3286

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 12

    Immigration Law: An Overview for Every Practitioner

    Immigration Law: An Overview for Every Practitioner
    There is a common misconception that the practice of immigration law is limited to individuals seeking to immigrate to the United States via a U.S. citizen spouse or child. The reality, however, is that the practice of immigration law is much…
  • Jul 5

    Corrective Deed of Trust in California- Is It Enforceable?

    Corrective Deed of Trust in California- Is It Enforceable?
    Title insurers often discover defects in transactions after escrow has closed. When this occurs, they regularly request that parties to a real estate transaction execute “corrective” trust deeds or grant deeds.…
  • Jun 29

    First American Title Company Wires $513K to Fraudsters; Sues Realtor

    First American Title Company Wires $513K to Fraudsters; Sues Realtor
    After falling victim to a well-known scam in which fraudulent wire instructions are sent by email, First American Title Company sued the Realtor who recommended its escrow services.
Rank this Week: 3246

California Tax Attorney Blog

California Tax Attorney Blog

Covers tax controversies involving the IRS and California Franchise Tax Board, as well as California probate, estate planning matters and business transactions. By Mitchell A. Port.

http://www.californiataxattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 2

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  • Aug 30

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized
    The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruled yesterday that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling…
  • Aug 30

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized
    The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruled yesterday that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling…
Rank this Week: 1572

Campanella Law Blog

Campanella Law Blog

Covers recent court decisions, pending legislation, real estate updates and business matters.

http://campanellalawfirm.com/blog/
  • May 26

    Happy Memorial Day!

    Happy Memorial Day!
    In commemoration of all those who have served for and/or given their lives for our great country since its inception, I offer the following poem for your reading pleasure. It’s a wonderful verse that I found which truly captures the…
  • Dec 23

    A VERY SPECIAL HOLIDAY THANK YOU AND MESSAGE

    A VERY SPECIAL HOLIDAY THANK YOU AND MESSAGE
    At this time of year, it’s all too easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season while forgetting the true meaning of the season. As 2013 draws to a close and I look back on … Continue reading →
  • Nov 28

    May the Spirit of Thanksgiving Touch You and Yours Today!

    May the Spirit of Thanksgiving Touch You and Yours Today!
    In memory of our humble beginnings and the official start of Thanksgiving in America, I offer you the following Proclamation delivered by Abraham Lincoln in 1863 that gave rise to our annual celebration of family, friends and a counting of…
Rank this Week: 3505

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

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

http://www.canadianappeals.com
Rank this Week: 685

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Canadian M&A Perspectives

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

http://www.canadianmergersacquisitions.com
Rank this Week: 3890

CBL Business Law Blog

CBL Business Law Blog

Explores business law issues as they relate to SMEs in the UK and any international business wanting to trade in Britain. By Cousins Business Law.

http://www.business-lawfirm.co.uk/blog/
  • Jul 20

    Some thoughts on the effect of Brexit on SME

    Some thoughts on the effect of Brexit on SME
    All SMEs want to know what effects the Brexit vote and the change in Prime Minister will have on them. However, there is so much uncertainty that it is impossible to predict. All that can be done at the moment is to look at what factors will…
  • Jul 19

    Confirmation statements replace annual returns for companie

    Confirmation statements replace annual returns for companie
    From 30 June 2016, companies are now required to deliver a confirmation statement.  This replaces the previous obligation to file an annual return.  The confirmation statement covers broadly similar information, but there are…
  • Jul 14

    Pubs noise and nearby development

    Pubs noise and nearby development
    In December 2015 I discussed the problems posed to pubs and other established premises with a premises licence by changes in use and development of nearby property which would add residential occupants likely to complain about noise…
Rank this Week: 2942

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
  • Jul 27

    Covering Costs in Contingent Fee Agreement

    Covering Costs in Contingent Fee Agreement
    When you’re working for a contingent fee, i.e., you’ll be paid a percentage of the recovery, don’t forget to discuss the payment of costs in your fee agreement with your client. Here’s what you’ll need…
  • Jul 25

    15 Steps to Forming a Nonprofit

    15 Steps to Forming a Nonprofit
    Clients come to you seeking to form a nonprofit corporation. As there are so many steps involved, use the following checklist to help you avoid costly mistakes. __   1.  Clear and reserve, if desired, the name of the…
  • Jul 22

    What’s a Timely Objection?

    What’s a Timely Objection?
    Objections to evidence at trial must be “timely made.” Evid C §353(a). But what does that actually mean? To be timely, an objection to inadmissible evidence must be made at the earliest opportunity. 3 Witkin, California…
Rank this Week: 529

Central California Law Blog

Central California Law Blog

Discusses business, property and consumer debt issues. By Ken Jorgensen.

http://fresno-law.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 8

    Buying a Home? Make Sure the Agent Considers You a "Client" and not a "Customer"

    Buying a Home? Make Sure the Agent Considers You a "Client" and not a "Customer"
    Buying a home in Fresno, California?  If yes, the house will likely be listed by a real estate agent.  This article is written for those of you that decide to buy the house from the listing agent.  (You know, you called the…
  • Jun 30

    Riley v. California: Privacy in the contents of a Cell Phone?

    Riley v. California: Privacy in the contents of a Cell Phone?
    Last week, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in a case regarding the privacy a person can expect from the contents within a cell phone.  As an attorney, I have slowly began text messaging clients and I and my can have come to expect…
  • Jun 27

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit
    Foreclosed homeowners hate "MERS", or Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.  MERS has wrongfully foreclosed on thousands of homeowners through their shoddy record keeping practices.  Despite its horrible reputation, this…
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CFTC Law

CFTC Law

Covers futures, commodities and forex regulation. By Shipkevich Law Firm.

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Apr 20

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing! The post Hello world! appeared first on CFTC Law | forex, futures and derivatives regulatory news.
  • Aug 8

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance
    In a response to a request by the CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee for comment on how best to develop a 21st century surveillance system, the Financial Industry Association (FIA) and the FIA Principal Traders Group submitted a…
  • Aug 8

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance

    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance
    FIA Sets Forth Five Core Principles in Enhancing CFTC Market Surveillance In a response to a request by the CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee for comment on how best to develop a 21st century surveillance system, the Financial…
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Charting The Course

Charting The Course

Covers business and estate plnning in the Ocean State. By Ullucci Law Associates.

http://ulluccilaw.wordpress.com
  • Jan 14

    The Estate Tax Deal

    The Estate Tax Deal
    After more than a year’s worth of wrangling (and our yapping about it here and here), our elected officials in Washington finally made a deal to settle the uncertainty surrounding the estate tax.  Naturally, they could not come to a long…
  • Jan 14

    The Estate Tax Deal

    The Estate Tax Deal
    After more than a year’s worth of wrangling (and our yapping about it here and here), our elected officials in Washington finally made a deal to settle the uncertainty surrounding the estate tax.  Naturally, they could not come to…
  • Jul 29

    Does Hourly Billing Hurt Your Bottom Line?

    Does Hourly Billing Hurt Your Bottom Line?
    While it’s an article of faith for most lawyers, we are not fans of billing our clients by the hour.  We come right out and say it on our firm website: billing by the hour makes clients worried about calling their lawyer and makes lawyers…
Rank this Week: 4730

Chicago Business bLAWg

Chicago Business bLAWg

Covers information and resources that impact Chicago businesses. By Griffith & Jacobson, LLC.

http://chicagobizlawyers.wordpress.com
  • Sep 4

    Some great tips for all employers to con

    Some great tips for all employers to con
    Some great tips for all employers to consider before making a hiring decision: Avoid these #hiring pitfalls startups can easily fall into! http://t.co/rORRztzM via @B2Community RT @sparkhire Filed under: Chicago Busine
  • Sep 4

    Some great tips for all employers to con

    Some great tips for all employers to con
    Some great tips for all employers to consider before making a hiring decision: Avoid these #hiring pitfalls startups can easily fall into! http://t.co/rORRztzM via @B2Community RT @sparkhireFiled under: Chicago Busine
  • Aug 31

    RT @wpinkerton: Fast-Growing Companie

    RT @wpinkerton: Fast-Growing Companie
    RT @wpinkerton: Fast-Growing Companies & Cities | http://t.co/1xeIUVZt http://t.co/gqiaApF7 | The real upside is that these cities aren’t clustered. Filed under: Chicago Busine
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Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Comments on business law. By Bellas & Wachowski.

http://www.parkridgeattorney.com/
  • Jun 15

    Artificial Intelligence in Law

    Artificial Intelligence in Law
    A law firm recently announced that are employing IBM’s Ross to work in their bankruptcy practice, which currently consists of 50 lawyers.  What is interesting is that Ross is “the world’s first artificially intelligent…
  • Jun 15

    Artificial Intelligence in Law

    Artificial Intelligence in Law
    A law firm recently announced that are employing IBM’s Ross to work in their bankruptcy practice, which currently consists of 50 lawyers.  What is interesting is that Ross is “the world’s first artificially intelligent…
  • Aug 24

    Illinois’ Innovative New Crowdfunding Law Will Benefit Entrepreneur

    Illinois’ Innovative New Crowdfunding Law Will Benefit Entrepreneur
    Small investors in Illinois will soon be able to invest in start-up businesses in exchange for a piece of the action, but without some of the onerous oversight previously required by regulatory agencies. Signed by Governor Rauner in July,…
Rank this Week: 2828

Chicago Business Litigation…

Chicago Business Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers breach of contract, implied contract, oral contracts, defamation, and unjust enrichment. By Tamari & Blumenthal, LLC.

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 6

    Supreme Court Issues Ruling On Challenging Fairness of Arbitration Clause

    Supreme Court Issues Ruling On Challenging Fairness of Arbitration Clause
    Ruling in favor of the appellant, the Supreme Court established a standard for challenging the fairness of arbitration clauses in court. See Rent-A-Center, West v. Jackson, 2010 WL 2471058
  • Mar 2

    Supreme Court Applies Stricter Pleading Standard for Civil Action

    Supreme Court Applies Stricter Pleading Standard for Civil Action
    In Ashcroft v. Iqbal, the Supreme Court reinforced the Twombly Court’s interpretation of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 8(a)(2). Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 129 S.Ct. 1937, (2009). In Twombly, the Court developed a plausibility standard to…
  • Feb 4

    Illinois Courts Define Respondeat Superior

    Illinois Courts Define Respondeat Superior
    In Illinois, an employer is subject to vicarious liability for his employees under the doctrine of respondeat superior. Bank of America, N.A. v. Bird.392 Ill.App.3d 621, 911 N.E.2d 1239, 331 Ill.Dec. 1009 (2009). Under this doctrine, an…
Rank this Week: 4264

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers class action litigation, fraud, consumer law and shareholder disputes. By DiTommaso Lubin.

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

    New Federal Trade Secret Law Protects Businesse

    New Federal Trade Secret Law Protects Businesse
    Before now, if an organization had its trade secrets stolen, its only recourse was usually to bring an action against the perpetrator in state court under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, which was adopted by most states to provide a uniform…
  • Jul 23

    Illinois Court to Try Case Where the Artist Himself Denies That He is the Painter

    Illinois Court to Try Case Where the Artist Himself Denies That He is the Painter
    Fletcher became Doige's parole officer and helped him get a job once he had finished serving his time. A few years ago, a friend of Fletcher's noticed the painting on his wall and told him it was by a famous painter by the name of Peter Doig.…
  • Jul 20

    Appellate Court Finds Company Waived Arbitration Provision By Filing a Counter Claim

    Appellate Court Finds Company Waived Arbitration Provision By Filing a Counter Claim
    After a jury found in Michael’s favor, the defendants appealed the denial of their right to arbitrate to the First District Appellate Court. Michael argued that his breach of contract claim was subject to the arbitration agreement, but…
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Chicago-Kent Corporate Law Society…

Chicago-Kent Corporate Law Society Blog

Covers corporate and business law news.

http://corporatelawsociety.wordpress.com
  • Mar 6

    The Law of Non-Existent Market

    The Law of Non-Existent Market
    Written by: Todd Stevens International borders are increasingly blending together in the corporate world, so it would seem natural that this would also be the case in corporate law. However, this is frequently far from reality, as securities…
  • Mar 6

    The Law of Non-Existent Market

    The Law of Non-Existent Market
    International borders are increasingly blending together in the corporate world, so it would seem natural that this would also be the case in corporate law. However, this is frequently far from reality, as securities regulations across the…
  • Feb 25

    The Global Regulation of Financial Market

    The Global Regulation of Financial Market
Rank this Week: 4798

China Business Law Blog…

China Business Law Blog 中國å•

Covers Chinese franchise, torts, contracts and labor laws. By Brad Luo.

http://chinabusinesslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 13

    US-China Trade War Begins!

    US-China Trade War Begins!
    In response to President Obama's decision to impose Section 421 tariffs on Chinese tires, the Chinese government took a short two days to retaliate. The Chinese Ministry of Commerce announced that it will initiate the necessary proceedings…
  • Aug 10

    Forced Confessions to Be Inadmissible for Death Penalty in China

    Forced Confessions to Be Inadmissible for Death Penalty in China
    Over the past two and half months, I had devoted my every waking moment into studying for the Texas Bar Examination (TBE), which FINALLY took place on July 28-30. This should explain the absence of any posts for the last several months.
  • Apr 10

    China's Jury System

    China's Jury System
    "I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution."--Thomas JeffersonTwo days ago, I had the pleasure of talking to Hon. Duan, a senior justice on…
Rank this Week: 1661

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

Covers China law, business and economics. By Stan Abrams.

http://www.chinahearsay.com/
  • Jan 13

    China to allow online sales of prescription drugs…

    China to allow online sales of prescription drugs…
    China to allow online sales of prescription drugs | Fox News fxn.ws/1xkkv7z — I really hope oversight is done correctly © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Jan 13

    China’s Anticorruption Campaign Drives Out M.B.A….

    China’s Anticorruption Campaign Drives Out M.B.A….
    China’s Anticorruption Campaign Drives Out M.B.A. Students – WSJ on.wsj.com/1IGDS0Z – hmm, that never occurred to me © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Jan 13

    +1 RT @SirSteven: sit back a moment and imagine ho…

    +1 RT @SirSteven: sit back a moment and imagine ho…
    +1 RT @SirSteven: sit back a moment and imagine how much better the world so far this year would be without religion. © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
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Chinese Direct Investment Law Blog

Chinese Direct Investment Law Blog

By Hill Wallack LLP.

http://www.uschinalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2824

Chorey, Taylor, & Feil Blog

Chorey, Taylor, & Feil Blog

Covers business law topics.

http://ctflegal.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    Signing Off

    Signing Off
    by John L. WatkinsI want to thank everyone who has read this blog over the past two years. Effective tomorrow, two of my fellow shareholders and I will be joining the Atlanta office of another law firm.It has been a privilege practicing with…
  • May 23

    The Bad Guys Are Still Out There (But Can Usually Be Dealt With)

    The Bad Guys Are Still Out There (But Can Usually Be Dealt With)
    By John L. WatkinsReaders of this blog know that proactive early steps with a lawyer (such as by documenting contractual and business relationships properly before a dispute develops) help avoid lawsuits and save money in the long run.…
  • May 11

    An Insider's Guide on Hiring a Business Attorney

    An Insider's Guide on Hiring a Business Attorney
    by John L. Watkin
Rank this Week: 3951

Chris B Law

Chris B Law

Covers Iowa business law. By Christine Branstad.

http://chrisblaw.com
  • Nov 11

    Business blockbusters from the Iowa Supreme Court

    Business blockbusters from the Iowa Supreme Court
    My last post discussed Summer Reads for Iowa Businesses. Viewers may again watch arguments in front of the Iowa Supreme Court. In case you missed reading Iowa Supreme Court cases this summer, this post reviews some of the summer’s…
  • Aug 23

    Summer Reads For Businesses in Iowa

    Summer Reads For Businesses in Iowa
    Summer Reading for business leaders often includes motivational books. Classics include: Good to Great – Jim Collins Getting to Yes – Roger Fisher and William Ury How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie If you read my…
  • May 13

    The Gift That Keeps on Giving…Until Expirationby

    The Gift That Keeps on Giving…Until Expirationby
    This week, I spoke to merchants from the Historic East Village and answered questions about gift cards. Gift cards, or gift certificates, are subject to state and federal restrictions – some overlapping, some conflicting and some…
Rank this Week: 4867

Class Action Defense Blog

Class Action Defense Blog

Covers CAFA, class certification, employment law, FCRA, FDCPA and multidistrict litigation. By Michael Hassen of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://classactiondefense.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 2330

Coming of Edge

Coming of Edge

Discusses the legal hurdles facing startups and entrepreneurs including all intellectual property law topics. By Steven Buchwald.

http://comingofedge.com/
  • May 15

    The New York Bitlicense is coming: What you need to know

    The New York Bitlicense is coming: What you need to know
    As the final version of the New York BitLicense will roll out within the next 2 weeks, bitcoin startups are gearing up to enter the U.S. market. The post The New York Bitlicense is coming: What you need to know appeared first on .
  • May 12

    What Makes a Brand a Good Trademark?

    What Makes a Brand a Good Trademark?
    A suggestive trademark can be a salutary compromise between marketing and legal considerations. The post What Makes a Brand a Good Trademark? appeared first on .
  • Apr 30

    LLC., C Corp, S Corp: How to Pick a Business Structure

    LLC., C Corp, S Corp: How to Pick a Business Structure
    Few decisions are as important as choosing the right entity for your new startup. This post explores the factors that matter most when making this decision. The post LLC., C Corp, S Corp: How to Pick a Business Structure appeared first on .
Rank this Week: 2500

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

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

    The Rise of the Professional Whistleblower

    The Rise of the Professional Whistleblower
    With the proliferation of whistleblower regimes at regulatory agencies we should not be surprised that there are professional whistleblowers. The Securities and Exchange Commission gave its blessing earlier this year when it granted a…
  • Jul 27

    Rethinking Your SEC Introductory Presentation

    Rethinking Your SEC Introductory Presentation
    I was chatting with a compliance examiner from the Securities and Exchange Commission and heard that the format for private fund exams had changed. Given the complexity and diversity of business models for private funds, the SEC is trying to…
  • Jul 25

    Cycling and the Securities and Exchange Commission

    Cycling and the Securities and Exchange Commission
    The big news in cycling over the weekend was the end of the Tour de France. Other news is a personnel change at the Securities and Exchange Commission because of cycling. Chris Froome and his Team Sky dominated the General Classification of…
Rank this Week: 4350

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • Jul 25

    Legal Obligation in International Law and International Finance

    Legal Obligation in International Law and International Finance
    I've been writing some about international financial regulation this year. Here's my take on what IFR tells us about international...
  • Jul 21

    Congrats to Vic Fleischer!

    Congrats to Vic Fleischer!
    Glom emeritus, friend, and tax guru Vic Fleischer is headed for Capitol Hill to become become co-chief tax counsel for...
  • Jul 20

    UGA Law is Hiring in Business!

    UGA Law is Hiring in Business!
    Readers, the University of Georgia is a terrific institution, and Athens is a lovely place to live. Interested in being...
Rank this Week: 219

Considine & Furey, LLP Blog

Considine & Furey, LLP Blog

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

http://blog.considinefurey.com/
  • Oct 7

    The Unregulated World of Fantasy Sport

    The Unregulated World of Fantasy Sport
    Online fantasy sports is a multibillion dollar industry, but it is unregulated.  This week a major scandal erupted when DraftKings admitted that an employee inadvertently released data before the start of the third week of N.F.L. games,…
  • Sep 24

    Volkswagen Class Action Lawsuit

    Volkswagen Class Action Lawsuit
    Considine & Furey, LLP is pleased to announce that it is currently exploring a class action lawsuit against Volkswagen. Reports indicate that Volkswagen engineers intentionally designed cars to circumvent emissions test regulators.…
  • Aug 7

    Hostile Work Environment

    Hostile Work Environment
    Massachusetts General Laws chapter 151B defines “hostile work environment” harassment as: sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when . . . such advances, requests or…
Rank this Week: 3553