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ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

Commentary on law, business, economics and culture. By UCLA School of Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge.

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Sep 21

    The Economist's Schumpeter tackles the happiness fad

    The Economist's Schumpeter tackles the happiness fad
    The Economist's Schumpeter column this week takes on a recurring fad: Lord Percy of Newcastle, Britain’s minister of education in 1924-29, was no fan of the fad for happy-clappy “progressive”... [[ This is a content summary…
  • Sep 21

    Will a Caremark claim lie in Wells Fargo?

    Will a Caremark claim lie in Wells Fargo?
    Christine Hunt suspects not. I concur. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sep 21

    Wooldridge on superstar companies--The role of regulation

    Wooldridge on superstar companies--The role of regulation
    Very interesting special report in last week's Economist on the growth of superstar companies--especially in tech--that dominate their sectors. In the lead article, Adrian Wooldridge observes that: A... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 2007

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/
  • Sep 21

    Social Media Evidence in Court: Part I – How Do You Capture it?

    Social Media Evidence in Court: Part I – How Do You Capture it?
    I recently had an opportunity to speak to the Lancaster Area Paralegal Association at its Second Annual Civil Conference regarding practical tips for using of social media evidence in court. One of the issues I was asked to address was the…
  • Sep 21

    Social Media Evidence in Court: Part I – How Do You Capture it?

    Social Media Evidence in Court: Part I – How Do You Capture it?
    I recently had an opportunity to speak to the Lancaster Area Paralegal Association at its Second Annual Civil Conference regarding practical tips for using of social media evidence in court. One of the issues I was asked to address was the…
  • Sep 14

    Pennsylvania Liquor Licenses on the Auction Block

    Pennsylvania Liquor Licenses on the Auction Block
    The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board released some big news yesterday.  The much anticipated auction of Restaurant Liquor Licenses is slated to take place at the end of October.  The PLCB issued a press release on Sept 13th…
Rank this Week: 3939

Corporate Social Responsibility…

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law

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

http://www.csrandthelaw.com
  • Sep 21

    Corporate Social Responsibility and Compliance: Commitment at the Top

    Corporate Social Responsibility and Compliance: Commitment at the Top
    This is the fifth in a series of posts reflecting excerpts from a chapter that I authored on corporate social responsibility (“CSR”) for the Corporate Legal Compliance Handbook. Integrating CSR into the framework of a…
  • Sep 16

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

    Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely
    It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: an announcement by the International Criminal Court regarding the…
  • Sep 13

    Corporate Social Responsibility and Compliance: How Compliance Can Strengthen CSR

    Corporate Social Responsibility and Compliance: How Compliance Can Strengthen CSR
    This is the fourth in a series of posts reflecting excerpts from a chapter that I authored on corporate social responsibility (“CSR”) for the Corporate Legal Compliance Handbook. In weighing the costs and benefits…
Rank this Week: 3487

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
Rank this Week: 2392

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

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

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2673

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Sep 21

    Survey: 75% of Virginians Agree that DUI Checkpoints Should Be Legal

    Survey: 75% of Virginians Agree that DUI Checkpoints Should Be Legal
    In 2015, there were over 240 alcohol related vehicle fatalities and nearly 5,000 related injuries in Virginia. This number is still too high, but overall the state is trending in the right direction. Between 1990 and 2009, each year had over…
  • Sep 14

    Radio Interview with Andrew Flusche – Full Time and Attention

    Radio Interview with Andrew Flusche – Full Time and Attention
    Spotsylvania County just passed a new ordinance that prohibits failing “to give full time and attention” while driving. I was interviewed by Washington, DC radio station WMAL about the ordinance. In a nutshell, the new law is too…
  • Sep 14

    [VIDEO] Can You be Pulled Over For…

    [VIDEO] Can You be Pulled Over For…
    My Facebook friends and fan are always asking questions “Can the police do this?” or “Can I be pulled over for this?” So here are the answers to some of those questions. If you have a questions, hop on over to my…
Rank this Week: 1058

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 20

    Orange County’s Housing Market Continues to Warm Up

    Orange County’s Housing Market Continues to Warm Up
    The Orange County housing market continues to do well for sellers, buyers not so much. The Orange County Register reports that for the 22 business days ending February 9 the county’s median selling residential home price was $620,000,…
  • Sep 6

    Delaware Judge Overrules Corporate Board, Decides Price for Corporate Buyout

    Delaware Judge Overrules Corporate Board, Decides Price for Corporate Buyout
    Normally a judge will not get involved in the sale of the business as long as there was no fraud and there was fair dealing with the purchase. In May the Delaware Court of Chancery did something out of the ordinary in a decision with…
  • Sep 3

    Three Defendants Trying to Stay Out of More Trouble in Alleged EB-5 investment Scam

    Three Defendants Trying to Stay Out of More Trouble in Alleged EB-5 investment Scam
    Three corporate defendants found themselves in a situation where no one wants to be: trying to convince a federal judge they shouldn’t be held in contempt. The August 30 hearing in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of…
Rank this Week: 1915

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
Rank this Week: 2356

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
  • Sep 20

    Del. Forum Non Conveniens Doctrine Doesn't Depend on Adequate Alternative Forum

    Del. Forum Non Conveniens Doctrine Doesn't Depend on Adequate Alternative Forum
    Corporations sued in Delaware and subject to jurisdiction here sometimes employ the doctrine of forum non conveniens (FNC) to seek dismissal of the litigation if defending here would create an overwhelming hardship. In a recent decision from…
  • Sep 20

    Court Of Chancery Rejects Fee Application From Litigation Funder

    Court Of Chancery Rejects Fee Application From Litigation Funder
    Judy v. Preferred Communication Systems, Inc., C.A. 4662-VCL (September 19, 2016) This is a decision worth reading because it so well tells an interesting story. But its legal significance may well be that it holds a litigation funding firm…
  • Sep 13

    Court Relies on DCF Valuation to Appraise Private Company

    Court Relies on DCF Valuation to Appraise Private Company
    In an appraisal proceeding under Section 262 of the Delaware General Corporation Law, the Delaware Court of Chancery determines the "fair value" of a company's "shares exclusive of any element arising from the accomplishment or expectation of…
Rank this Week: 1744

New York Commercial and…

New York Commercial and Construction Lawyer Blog

Covers business and insurance law. By Rich, Intelisano & Katz, LLP.

http://www.newyorkcommercialconstructionlawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 1632

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/
  • Sep 20

    The New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Part 2

    The New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Part 2
    In our last post, we gave a summary of some of the changes to OEHHA's regulations setting out requirements for Proposition 65 warnings that will be deemed "clear and reasonable." Today, we look at the new provisions which generally apply...
  • Sep 16

    New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations, Part 1

    New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations, Part 1
    For many years, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment ("OEHHA"), the lead agency for Proposition 65, has had enabling regulations intended to provide "safe harbor" warnings, that would be automatically deemed "clear and…
  • Aug 26

    Does The Class Action Suit Go to Arbitration? And Who Decides?

    Does The Class Action Suit Go to Arbitration? And Who Decides?
    Here comes Chapter Three in the law of arbitration and class actions in California. Chapter One: In Discover Bank v. Superior Court (2005) 36 Cal. 4th 148, Cal Supremes rule that a consumer contract provision that waives the right to...
Rank this Week: 678

California Business Law Blog

California Business Law Blog

By the Law Office of Jonas M. Grant PC.

http://californiabusinesslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Tips for Starting a Part-Time Side Business While Still Employed

    Tips for Starting a Part-Time Side Business While Still Employed
    Tips for Starting a Side Business from balance.com include:[C]onsider running your business as a part-time operation alongside your current job... understand and follow your employment contract to the letter, especially if it makes reference…
  • Sep 16

    Screenwriters: Find An Agent (or Manager) with Script Contest

    Screenwriters: Find An Agent (or Manager) with Script Contest
    Getting representation from an agent or manager in Hollywood is not easy. You have to find someone who believes in you and your work, and you need to believe that they are both capable and willing to sell your work.One of the better ways to…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1230

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 3976

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1529

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Covers news about and opinions issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the sixth Circuit with an emphasis on business cases. By Squire Sanders.

http://www.sixthcircuitappellateblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    SIXTH CIRCUIT REVERSES PUNITIVE AWARD IN FCRA CASE

    SIXTH CIRCUIT REVERSES PUNITIVE AWARD IN FCRA CASE
    In Smith v. LexisNexis Screening Solutions, Inc., the Sixth Circuit reversed a $150,000 punitive award in a suit under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The case arose when LexisNexis was conducting a criminal background check for a potential…
  • Sep 14

    Standing and Data Breach Suits in the Sixth Circuit

    Standing and Data Breach Suits in the Sixth Circuit
    A divided panel of the Sixth Circuit recently overturned a district court’s dismissal of claims against Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company involving the theft of data, as hackers breached Nationwide’s computer network to steal…
  • Sep 7

    Car Dealership That Sets Terms of Credit Must Comply With Equal Credit Opportunity Act

    Car Dealership That Sets Terms of Credit Must Comply With Equal Credit Opportunity Act
    Under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (“ECOA”), creditors who deny credit or change the terms of credit arrangements must notify applicants of the specific reasons why.  At issue in the Sixth Circuit’s recent decision…
Rank this Week: 3711

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

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

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Lucy Kellaway is correct.

    Lucy Kellaway is correct.
    In today's Financial Times piece:If one employee offends against a bank’s vision and values, it is [his or her] fault. If 5,300 do, it is the bank’s. Wells Fargo has proved that its culture is a hopeless safeguard to anything. The…
  • Sep 14

    Urban Meyer is one of my heroes.

    Urban Meyer is one of my heroes.
    And here's why.
  • Aug 10

    Stephen Fry and depression---a great read.

    Stephen Fry and depression---a great read.
    Here.  For those of us who have lived through depression, it's hard to explain to those who haven't.  Thanks to folks like Stephen Fry, the Bloggess, and Hyperbole and a Half, it's possible to get an inkling of this particular…
Rank this Week: 1295

New York Business Divorce

New York Business Divorce

Covers dissolution and other disputes among New York corporations, LLCs and partnerships. By Peter A. Mahler.

http://www.nybusinessdivorce.com/
  • Sep 19

    Bad Faith Defense Gets Boost in LLC Dissolution Case

    Bad Faith Defense Gets Boost in LLC Dissolution Case
    The bad faith defense has been recognized in close corporation dissolution cases involving both minority shareholder oppression and shareholder deadlock. How about LLC dissolution? This week's New York Business Divorce looks at a recent…
  • Sep 12

    Conflict in the Family-Owned Business: Interview With Professor Benjamin Mean

    Conflict in the Family-Owned Business: Interview With Professor Benjamin Mean
    Business divorce on steroids. That’s how I describe the tenor of litigation that can erupt when members of a family-owned business have a falling out. No one has devoted more scholarship to the challenging intersection of law…
  • Sep 6

    When Will Then Be Now? Court Construes LLC Agreement’s Advancement Provision With An Assist From Spaceball

    When Will Then Be Now? Court Construes LLC Agreement’s Advancement Provision With An Assist From Spaceball
    This week's New York Business Divorce goes to the movies, sort of, as it looks at a recent Delaware Chancery Court decision granting a former LLC manager's claim for advancement of legal expenses, in which the court drew comparison between…
Rank this Week: 1134

Tennessee Business Litigation…

Tennessee Business Litigation Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.nashvillebusinesslitigationlawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    Court of Appeals of Tennessee Sets Aside Punitive Damages Award Against Insurance Company

    Court of Appeals of Tennessee Sets Aside Punitive Damages Award Against Insurance Company
      In a recent insurance policy case, Lance. v. Owner’s Insurance Company, the Court of Appeals of Tennessee set aside a jury’s award of punitive damages in the amount of $267,500 against Owner’s Insurance Company (a…
  • Aug 25

    Recent Case Lays Down New Law in Tennessee for Joint Bank Accounts of Spouse

    Recent Case Lays Down New Law in Tennessee for Joint Bank Accounts of Spouse
    In Tennessee, many spouses have joint bank accounts with rights of survivorship. Such accounts are considered accounts held by the spouses as “tenants by the entirety” unless the spouses have specifically agreed otherwise. Such…
  • Aug 19

    Breach of Contract Cases: When Does Tennessee Law Apply?

    Breach of Contract Cases: When Does Tennessee Law Apply?
    As much as any other area of the law, the common law related to contractual rights and to breach of contract cases seems to be generally pretty consistent from state to state, but there can be differences. Sometimes, those differences might…
Rank this Week: 2906

Indiana Business Law Blog

Indiana Business Law Blog

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

http://www.michaelsmithlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 17

    Business Entity Reports: New filing schedule for Indiana nonprofit

    Business Entity Reports: New filing schedule for Indiana nonprofit
    Indiana nonprofit corporations now file business entity reports every two years instead of every year. The post Business Entity Reports: New filing schedule for Indiana nonprofits appeared first on Indiana Business Law Blog.
  • Sep 10

    Indiana Series LLCs, Part VIII

    Indiana Series LLCs, Part VIII
    This is the last of eight articles on series LLCs and the new Indiana series LLC statute that will take effect on January 1, 2017.  Earlier articles are: Part I, Basic concepts and terminology Part II, Is a series an entity? Continue…
  • Sep 10

    Indiana Series LLCs, Part VII

    Indiana Series LLCs, Part VII
    Earlier articles on the topic of Indiana series LLCs are here: Part I, Basic concepts and terminology Part II, Is a series an entity? Continue Reading The post Indiana Series LLCs, Part VII appeared first on Indiana Business Law Blog.
Rank this Week: 2976

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • Sep 17

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court Strikes Down Part of Grandparent Custody Law

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court Strikes Down Part of Grandparent Custody Law
    Grandparents who seek custody rights faced a setback this month when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down a portion of the law that allowed grandparents to sue for custody when the children’s parents were separated…
  • Sep 7

    Five Family Law Attorneys at Pollock Begg Named to Best Lawyers in America List

    Five Family Law Attorneys at Pollock Begg Named to Best Lawyers in America List
    PITTSBURGH — Five partners at Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC, a Pittsburgh family law firm, were selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in America. David S. Pollock, Todd M. Begg, Candice L. Komar,…
  • Sep 2

    Lack of Expert and Evidence Foils Business Valuation in Divorce

    Lack of Expert and Evidence Foils Business Valuation in Divorce
    When a business is an asset in a Pennsylvania divorce, the court needs detailed information — and often a business valuation in divorce — to perform equitable distribution. The information must be presented in…
Rank this Week: 992

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/
  • Sep 16

    ACLU Sues School District Over Handcuffing of Seven Year-Old

    ACLU Sues School District Over Handcuffing of Seven Year-Old
    A lawsuit has been launched by the ACLU against Kansas City Public Schools. In the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that a seven year-old child, who weighed less than 50 pounds and was not even four feet tall, was handcuffed before being led…
  • Sep 9

    Morgan Stanley’s Employees Sue Over Bad 401(k) Investment

    Morgan Stanley’s Employees Sue Over Bad 401(k) Investment
    With approximately 60,000 employees participating in its 401(k) program, Morgan Stanley should be positioned to offer an outstanding retirement investment package. However, a group of employees is now seeking class action status as they sue…
  • Aug 25

    Whistleblowers Receive$11 Million Settlement Against Marinello Schools of Beauty

    Whistleblowers Receive$11 Million Settlement Against Marinello Schools of Beauty
    From outward appearances, the 56 campuses of the Marinello Schools of Beauty were profitable and successful. However, the Department of Education believed that school administrators had engaged in an ongoing and systematic program of…
Rank this Week: 247

Bulgarian Legal Blog

Bulgarian Legal Blog

Covers legal problems that UK and Irish investors face with their investments (mainly in properties) in Bulgaria. By Milen Hristov.

http://mhlegal.eu/blog/
  • Sep 16

    Buying or creating an airline in Bulgaria (AOC holder)

    Buying or creating an airline in Bulgaria (AOC holder)
    All airlines and AOC holders, registered in Bulgaria benefit of the country’s EU membership and all connected Single Sky and Open Skies agreements. Country’s location is quite beneficial as it is almost in the middle on the…
  • Feb 25

    Bulgarian Aircraft Register should be open

    Bulgarian Aircraft Register should be open
    Bulgarian Civil Aviation Authority is responsible for keeping the aircraft register of Bulgaria i.e. records of all aircraft registrations, aircraft ownership rights, dry or wet lease contracts records. Bulgarian aircraft register is not very…
  • Jul 15

    Temporary replacement of aircraft engine in Bulgaria

    Temporary replacement of aircraft engine in Bulgaria
    If an aircraft engine fails, the airline can make a temporary engine replacement until the rightful owner (lessor) allows permanent engine replacement. Sometimes in case of financial problems the aircraft is seized by creditor or the…
Rank this Week: 2790

New Jersey Attorney Law Review…

New Jersey Attorney Law Review Blog

Reviews published and unpublished civil law decisions of importance issued by the New Jersey Appellate Division and New Jersey Supreme Court. By Glenn Reiser.

http://newjerseylawreview.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 924

Global Trade & Sanctions Law

Global Trade & Sanctions Law

Covers business law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.globaltradeandsanctionslaw.com/
  • Sep 15

    Japan Enters the Brexit Debate

    Japan Enters the Brexit Debate
    It’s hardly news to any company whose business extends beyond its country’s own borders that the Brexit is a subject that demands close, continuous monitoring. In the global marketplace, practically any move by any major (and in…
  • Sep 2

    Redefining U.S. Export Controls: Takeaways from Key Changes Effective September 1st

    Redefining U.S. Export Controls: Takeaways from Key Changes Effective September 1st
    On September 1, 2016 new rules previously published by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)[1] and the U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC)[2] will become effective. These…
  • Jul 29

    OFAC Authorizes Temporary Sojourn of US-Controlled Aircraft to Iran

    OFAC Authorizes Temporary Sojourn of US-Controlled Aircraft to Iran
    Today, OFAC issued new General License J (“GL J”) authorizing non-U.S. persons to reexport certain “Eligible Aircraft” to Iran. Importantly, GL J only applies to temporary sojourns, meaning that any sales or leases…
Rank this Week: 1642

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

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

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2564

Indiana Business Lawyer Blog

Indiana Business Lawyer Blog

Cover business and corporate law issues. By Parr Richey Obremskey Frandsen & Patterson.

http://www.indianabusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    BOUNDARY TREES: WHO OWNS THEM? WHO’S RESPONSIBLE?

    BOUNDARY TREES: WHO OWNS THEM? WHO’S RESPONSIBLE?
    Trees can be an asset or a nuisance, depending on one’s personal perspective and situation.   A tree may provide shade, privacy or other value to one person and yet block the view of a neighbor or interfere with the use and…
  • Sep 7

    Lifelong golfer, lawyer co-chairs pro tournament at Crooked Stick

    Lifelong golfer, lawyer co-chairs pro tournament at Crooked Stick
    Up to par Few people would be as qualified as a Lebanon-based litigation attorney, who is also an Indiana Golf Hall of Fame member and Crooked Stick Golf Club member, to co-chair the 2016 BMW Championship at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel…
  • Sep 6

    Hospital Charges Questioned

    Hospital Charges Questioned
    In the recent case of Parkview Hospital, Inc. v. Frost, which is now before the Indiana Supreme Court, the issue of the reasonableness of hospital charges in the context of a contested hospital lien is addressed and may pose some issues with…
Rank this Week: 3794

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Sep 15

    Oral argument set in UCL/CLRA arbitration case: McGill v. Citibank

    Oral argument set in UCL/CLRA arbitration case: McGill v. Citibank
    On October 6, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. in San Francisco, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in McGill v. Citibank, No. S224086. This case presents the question of whether the Federal Arbitration Act, as construed in Concepcion, preempts…
  • Sep 14

    "Ninth Circuit Uneasy About a Higher Bar for 'Ascertainability'"

    "Ninth Circuit Uneasy About a Higher Bar for 'Ascertainability'"
    Yesterday, the Recorder had an article (subscription) about Monday's oral argument in In re ConAgra Foods, a false advertising case alleging that the defendant mislabeled its Wesson Oil products as "100% Natural." The district court…
  • Sep 8

    Recent opinion addresses class notice in CLRA settlements: Choi v. Mario Bodescu Skin Care, Inc.

    Recent opinion addresses class notice in CLRA settlements: Choi v. Mario Bodescu Skin Care, Inc.
    In the published portion of Choi v. Mario Bodescu Skin Care, Inc., 248 Cal.App.4th 292 (Jun. 21, 2016), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Three) affirmed final approval of a class action settlement involving UCL, CLRA…
Rank this Week: 2013

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
  • Sep 14

    Bacon Labeling 101

    Bacon Labeling 101
    After a full day wrangling booze labels, I heard a good story about bacon labeling on the way home from work (bringing home the bacon, as it were). The radio story emanated from a Bloomberg web story, “Why Supermarket Bacon Hides…
  • Aug 24

    Most Helpful TTB Website Page

    Most Helpful TTB Website Page
    TTB’s website at www.ttb.gov can be pretty helpful. Here are a few of the pages we check most often. TTB Newsletter. This comes out about once a week and can be very useful. For example, the August 19, 2016 edition provided background…
  • Aug 10

    VABC Allows “Self-Distribution” for Virginia Distiller

    VABC Allows “Self-Distribution” for Virginia Distiller
    The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (VABC) will now allow Virginia Distilleries to “self-distribute.” Previously, restaurants were required to purchase all spirits through their assigned VABC Store. Now,…
Rank this Week: 714

Blog: News & Legal Articles from…

Blog: News & Legal Articles from Our Team

By Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt, P.C.

http://www.ds-l.com/blog/
  • Sep 14

    Hire the Right Lawyer for your Case

    Hire the Right Lawyer for your Case
    If you are reading this then one of two things have probably happened.  You have a business relationship with another person or entity that is taking advantage of you and you need to change it immediately.   You were just served…
  • Jul 26

    Dangers in Your Commercial Lease- Court Decision Highlights Confession of Judgment Clause

    Dangers in Your Commercial Lease- Court Decision Highlights Confession of Judgment Clause
    A recent court decision from the Philadelphia Courts should cause anyone with a commercial lease to review their contracts.  The issue in this case required the court to determine if a confession of judgment clause in a commercial lease…
  • Jul 26

    Dangers in Your Commercial Lease- The Confession of Judgment Clause

    Dangers in Your Commercial Lease- The Confession of Judgment Clause
    A recent court decision from the Philadelphia Courts should cause anyone with a commercial lease to review their contracts.  The issue in this case required the court to determine if a confession of judgment clause in a commercial lease…
Rank this Week: 4866

DBL Law Blog

DBL Law Blog

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

http://www.dbllaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 14

    NLRB Continues to be Unfriendly to Employer

    NLRB Continues to be Unfriendly to Employer
    Section 7 of the NLRA states that “employees have a right to self-organization, to form, join or assist labor organizations…and to engage in other concerted activities for the purpose of…mutual aid or…
  • Sep 12

    Can emails and Messages Constitute a Legally Binding Agreement?

    Can emails and Messages Constitute a Legally Binding Agreement?
    Can emails and text messages constitute a legally binding agreement? A basic binding contract must comprise of four key elements: there must be an offer, acceptance of this offer, consideration and the intention by both parties to create…
  • Aug 1

    COAKY Reverses Summary Judgment in Favor of Landlord Based on Open and Obvious Hazard Doctrine

    COAKY Reverses Summary Judgment in Favor of Landlord Based on Open and Obvious Hazard Doctrine
    Rental property owners and lawyers who advise them should be aware of a recent decision of the Kentucky Court of Appeals sending a tenant’s claim back for jury trial after the trial court had dismissed it based on the “open and…
Rank this Week: 4673

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/insights-news/
  • Sep 14

    The FLSA’s Alter Ego Exemption – The Motor Carrier Act

    The FLSA’s Alter Ego Exemption – The Motor Carrier Act
    Of the myriad of exemptions used by defense counsel in Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) cases, the Motor Carrier Act Exemption sometimes gets lost in the shuffle of the usual suspects list of exemptions.  If the…
  • Sep 12

    Implementing an Effective Social Media Policy Can Head Off Employment Issue

    Implementing an Effective Social Media Policy Can Head Off Employment Issue
    The use of social media as a communication tool has dramatically increased over the last decade in people’s personal and professional lives. Social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (Snapchat isn’t just for…
  • Sep 8

    Summary Judgment for Retailer in Premises Liability Case

    Summary Judgment for Retailer in Premises Liability Case
    A wet substance on the floor of a retail store, a customer does not see the substance and slips and falls, and an injury results.  Liability for the store, right?  Not so fast.  In Virginia, in the absence of some affirmative…
Rank this Week: 1534

Odgers Law Group Blog

Odgers Law Group Blog

Covers California business and estate planning law.

https://odgerslawgroup.com/blog/
  • Sep 14

    What is a Deadlock Provision?

    What is a Deadlock Provision?
    When joining forces as partners in a group health care practice, doctors and dentists will normally make every effort to cover all the bases concerning the working provisions of their organization. Whether they set up as a professional…
  • Aug 23

    Are You Considering Partnering With Another Doctor/Dentist?

    Are You Considering Partnering With Another Doctor/Dentist?
    As a doctor or a dentist, are you currently thinking of partnering with at least one other member of your profession? If so, you’re not alone. As many as one out of every five new dentists, for example, eschew the thought of private…
  • Aug 23

    Are You Considering Partnering With Another Doctor/Dentist?

    Are You Considering Partnering With Another Doctor/Dentist?
    As a doctor or a dentist, are you currently thinking of partnering with at least one other member of your profession? If so, you’re not alone. As many as one out of every five new dentists, for example, eschew the thought of private…
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Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
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The Venture Alley

The Venture Alley

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

http://www.theventurealley.com
  • Sep 14

    A Founder’s Guide to Making a Section 83(b) Election

    A Founder’s Guide to Making a Section 83(b) Election
    One of the more important tax decisions founders of early-stage companies will face is whether or not to make an election under Section 83(b) of the Internal Revenue Code for stock awards or other acquisitions of shares subject to vesting. By…
  • Sep 9

    New IRS Proposed Regulations Eliminate Valuation Discounts: Planning Likely Required before the End of 2016

    New IRS Proposed Regulations Eliminate Valuation Discounts: Planning Likely Required before the End of 2016
    Article prepared by and republished courtesy of our DLA Piper Trusts and Estates colleagues. Earlier this month, the US Treasury issued proposed regulations that, if finalized, will significantly increase the transfer tax cost of…
  • Aug 11

    Equity Compensation Trend: Extending Time to Exercise Vested Stock Option

    Equity Compensation Trend: Extending Time to Exercise Vested Stock Option
    From our colleagues William H. Hoffman and Cisco Palao-Ricketts Due to high competition to attract employee talent and to improve employee recruiting and morale, several private companies in the technology sector have recently altered typical…
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The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

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

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Sep 13

    How Can I Avoid Misappropriating Trade Secrets?

    How Can I Avoid Misappropriating Trade Secrets?
    This post discusses how one can avoid misappropriating a former employer’s trade secrets. I first wrote about this topic on Quora. Please see How does one make sure one doesn’t misappropriate software trade secrets?…
  • Sep 1

    What is a Certificate of Determination?

    What is a Certificate of Determination?
    One of my Avvo answers led me to write this post. Please see CA corp Certificate of Determination: must it include tag-along and drag-along provisions? Corporations, by default, issue common shares to shareholders. However,…
  • Aug 10

    Document Discriminator Appears on Driver’s License

    Document Discriminator Appears on Driver’s License
    This post about the so-called Document Discriminator on driver’s licenses is somewhat off-topic for this blog. However, I find this tidbit of information so interesting that I feel compelled to write about it. I first presented…
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Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

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

http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com
  • Sep 13

    Diversity Jurisdiction: Speculation On The Amount In Controversy

    Diversity Jurisdiction: Speculation On The Amount In Controversy
    I have not discussed Federal court diversity jurisdiction in a long time. Yet, the issue is important for attorneys handling significant injury claims. A SHORT DEFINITION OF FEDERAL COURT DIVERSITY JURISDICTION Federal courts are courts of…
  • Sep 7

    The Danger Of Distracted Driving

    The Danger Of Distracted Driving
    Where do I get my blog topics? Usually, I write about legal issues I’m handling. Sometimes, I write about legal issues in the news. At our firm, distracted driving is a frequent topic. We are currently helping two people seriously…
  • Jul 27

    Work Comp: Why The Right To Re-Petition Is Important

    Work Comp: Why The Right To Re-Petition Is Important
    A recent workers’ compensation settlement made local news. An Athens city employee fell when a walkway came loose. He suffered significant injuries — requiring surgeries on both knees. He then returned to work at the same or…
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Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Covers business and franchise law.

http://www.spadealaw.com/blog
  • Sep 13

    What Are Common Area Maintenance Charges In A Commercial Lease?

    What Are Common Area Maintenance Charges In A Commercial Lease?
    Most commercial retail leases are triple net leases. The “triple” stands for (i) taxes (ii) insurance and (iii) maintenance. Taxes: This is pretty straightforward, as the landlord will simply pass on to the tenant the real…
  • Aug 11

    What is a Master Franchise and Sub-Franchise and How Are They Different Than An Area Development?

    What is a Master Franchise and Sub-Franchise and How Are They Different Than An Area Development?
    Like most business disciplines, franchising has its own jargon or vocabulary. The terms "master franchise" or "sub-franchise" and "area developer" have specific technical definitions, but are often used improperly. This article will help to…
  • Jul 22

    Philadelphia Franchise Association June Lunch & Learn

    Philadelphia Franchise Association June Lunch & Learn
    The Philadelphia Franchise Association had a Lunch & Learn at Maggiano's Little Italy on June 8th. Attendees discussed the latest industry news and trends. The event was moderated by our very own Tom Spadea and featured 3 guest…
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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
  • Sep 13

    Is There a Likelihood of Confusion Between The Beachhouse and Beach House Winery?

    Is There a Likelihood of Confusion Between The Beachhouse and Beach House Winery?
    A recent application before the United States Patent and Trademark Office sought to register the mark The Beachhouse, A Wine by Douglas Green (in standard characters) for wines in International Class 33 on the Principal Register.…
  • Sep 13

    On Reserve Exclusive Trademark Package Through 2016

    On Reserve Exclusive Trademark Package Through 2016
    On  Reserve is excited to announce an exclusive trademark package through Lehrman Beverage Law, PLLC. The package will extend to new clients and trademark registrations through the end of 2016. For more information, please contact us at…
  • Sep 13

    Is There a Likelihood of Confusion between AMERICANA and OLD AMERICANA for Alcohol Beverages?

    Is There a Likelihood of Confusion between AMERICANA and OLD AMERICANA for Alcohol Beverages?
    A recent application before the United States Patent and Trademark Office sought to register the mark Old Americana (in standard characters) for alcoholic beverage except beers in International Class 33. See In re Luca Mariano…
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Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

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

http://cybersecurity.jmbm.com/
  • Sep 12

    Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Roundtable

    Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Roundtable
    I’m attending the Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Roundtable on September 12 and 13 at the Intercontinental Hotel  in New Orleans, where Alex Ricardo of Beazley and I will be speaking on Cybersecurity in the Hospitality…
  • Sep 2

    Ignoring Cybersecurity – It’s Not an Option

    Ignoring Cybersecurity – It’s Not an Option
    Paralysis is one of the biggest obstacles to achieving a cybersecure environment.  Companies are often unable to take the steps necessary to bring security to an enterprise. It’s not only common; it’s entirely…
  • Aug 25

    Cybersecurity Alert: Business Management Firms and Family Office

    Cybersecurity Alert: Business Management Firms and Family Office
    We are flooded with news reports of major data breaches and malware attacks. The reports focus on attacks against businesses with significant volumes of sensitive personal and financial information, like financial institutions, hospitals,…
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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/
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Austin Business Lawyer

Austin Business Lawyer

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

http://www.austinbusinesslawyer.info
  • Sep 12

    When Are Job Hunting Expenses Income Tax Deductible ?

    When Are Job Hunting Expenses Income Tax Deductible ?
    If you are looking for a job in the same line of work, you may be able to deduct some of your job search costs. Here are some key tax facts you should know about when searching for a new job:Same Occupation.  Your expenses must be for…
  • Aug 31

    IRS Tax Tips For Gambling Income And Losse

    IRS Tax Tips For Gambling Income And Losse
    Gambling winnings should be reported as income on your tax return.You must itemize deductions to deduct gambling losses, and they can be deducted only up to the amount of any gambling winnings.If you are a casual gambler, these tax tips can…
  • Aug 29

    Reduce IRS Taxes With Home Energy Tax Credit

    Reduce IRS Taxes With Home Energy Tax Credit
    Certain energy-efficient home improvements can cut your energy bills and save you money at tax time. Here are some key facts that you should know about home energy tax credits:Non-Business Energy Property CreditPart of this credit is…
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The Virginia Business Litigation…

The Virginia Business Litigation Blog

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

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Sep 11

    How Some Independent Contractors May Be Able to Escape Their Noncompete Restriction

    How Some Independent Contractors May Be Able to Escape Their Noncompete Restriction
    In Virginia, independent contractors can be held to noncompete agreements to the same extent as regular employees. But beware. A Fairfax County Circuit Court judge decided last month that all bets are off if the “independent…
  • Aug 9

    Fairfax Circuit Court Procedure for Motions Day

    Fairfax Circuit Court Procedure for Motions Day
    Suppose you find yourself involved in litigation in Fairfax County, Virginia, and you want the court to take some kind of action. Perhaps you want the judge to order the plaintiff to attach a copy of the contract to the complaint. Maybe…
  • Jul 14

    Not All Contractual Interference Is Tortious Interference

    Not All Contractual Interference Is Tortious Interference
    Legal claims are made up of elements. To sue somebody and win, you need to allege and eventually prove each element that makes up the legal theory on which you’re suing. And oftentimes, those elements have distinct legal meanings that…
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Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

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

http://www.deathcarelaw.com/
  • Sep 9

    Preneed Trusts and Value Allocations: Total Return vs Income Return

    Preneed Trusts and Value Allocations: Total Return vs Income Return
    As discussed in our prior post, funeral homes are becoming increasingly dependent upon their preneed trustee for individual account administration.  Many trustees that provide account administration rely upon programs that use tax cost…
  • Sep 5

    Preneed Trust Income: What Accounting Rules?

    Preneed Trust Income: What Accounting Rules?
    A Missouri funeral home client recently had a consumer with a trust funded contract cancel their prearranged funeral and request a refund. The contract was sold subsequent to the 2009 law change, which provides the consumer a refund equal to…
  • Aug 30

    Cemetery Rules and Regulations: the right to control cremation benche

    Cemetery Rules and Regulations: the right to control cremation benche
    Earlier this year, the dispute between a Missouri cemetery and an independent monument dealer made local news. The cemetery had given notice to several lot owners that memorial benches they had placed on graves were going to be removed. …
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Business Law Post

Business Law Post

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

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Sep 9

    Title III Crowdfunding Update

    Title III Crowdfunding Update
    I recently listened to a webinar regarding equity crowdfunding by the Angel Capital Association.  It was very informative, and I decided to share with you some insights.  You can listen to the full webinar here.  Here are their…
  • Aug 25

    Regulation Crowdfunding: Are You the Right Candidate for It?

    Regulation Crowdfunding: Are You the Right Candidate for It?
    As you all probably already know, in 2015 the Securities and Exchange Commission (or the SEC) adopted Regulation Crowdfunding to implement Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act.  The Regulation Crowdfunding (or…
  • 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…
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In-house Access

In-house Access

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

http://www.inhouseaccess.com/
  • Sep 8

    Basic Accounting Concepts Every In-house Lawyer Should Grasp

    Basic Accounting Concepts Every In-house Lawyer Should Grasp
    Guest blogger: Ilona Khorza is counsel at Sprint Corporation. She is also co-chair of the ACC Career Development Committee. She can be reached at ilona.korzha@sprint.com or ilonakorzha@yahoo.com. The materials contained herein represent the…
  • Aug 24

    Spotlight a Member: Mary Jo Schrade on Her Meaningful Pro Bono Experience

    Spotlight a Member: Mary Jo Schrade on Her Meaningful Pro Bono Experience
    Guest blogger: Mary Jo Schrade is Assistant General Counsel at Microsoft Corporation. Representing children who came into the United States without their parents through Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) has been the most meaningful, fulfilling…
  • Aug 23

    What In-house Counsel Can Learn From the Fantasy Sports Industry

    What In-house Counsel Can Learn From the Fantasy Sports Industry
    (Originally appeared on ACCDocket.com) Fantasy sports might be a fan favorite, but they’ve faced tough opponents in the legal world. In ACC Docket’s upcoming September issue, Joy R. Butler and Ellen M. Zavian discuss the legal…
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