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North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

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

http://www.ncbusinesslitigationreport.com/
  • Apr 9

    A Million Dollars In Fees For Class Counsel in Wachovia/Wells Fargo Merger Lawsuit

    A Million Dollars In Fees For Class Counsel in Wachovia/Wells Fargo Merger Lawsuit
    When I first looked at Judge Murphy's (unpublished) Order in Ehrenhaus v. Baker earlier this month awarding attorneys' fees to the class action attorneys who sued Wachovia and Wells Fargo over their merger in 2008,  I was disappointed,…
  • Apr 8

    Business Court Makes North Carolina Safe For Construction Lawyer

    Business Court Makes North Carolina Safe For Construction Lawyer
    Construction lawyers in North Carolina can breathe a sigh of relief.  On Friday of last week, the Business Court ruled that the service of on-line service provider Lienguard in preparing claims of lien constitutes the unauthorized…
  • Apr 7

    Real Estate Agents Need To Be Careful About Disclosing Dual Agency

    Real Estate Agents Need To Be Careful About Disclosing Dual Agency
    Dual agency is a big deal to real estate agents.  It lets them represent both a buyer and a seller in a transaction.  Dual agency was the focal point of the Business Court's opinion last week in BDM Investments v. Lenhil, Inc.,…
Rank this Week: 705

The Antitrust Hotch Potch

The Antitrust Hotch Potch

Offers critical comments on EC competition law and policy. By Professor Damien Geradin and Nicholas Petit.

http://professorgeradin.blogs.com/professor_geradins_weblog/
  • Feb 26

    Antitrust awards time ...

    Antitrust awards time ...
    I have been nominated for two academic awards in the competition law & economics field: 1. Antitrust writing award My article “Antitrust Compliance Programmes & Optimal Antitrust Enforcement: A Reply to Wouter Wils” has…
  • Feb 25

    Informal Enforcement of Competition Law

    Informal Enforcement of Competition Law
    The Harvard European Law Association is putting together a very nice programme where I will give a keynote speech and chair a couple of panels. Preliminary Program Harvard European Law Association Informal Enforcement of Competition Law:…
  • Feb 12

    When Competition Law Analysis Goes Wrong – The Italian Pfizer/Pharmacia Case

    When Competition Law Analysis Goes Wrong – The Italian Pfizer/Pharmacia Case
    Here is my last paper. Abstract: The January 2012 decision of the Italian Competition Authority (“ICA”) to fine Pfizer and Pharmacia €10.6 million is an illustration of the more aggressive trend taken by competition…
Rank this Week: 394

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Covers business and franchise law.

http://www.spadealaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 369

New York Business Litigation…

New York Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, foreclosures, and business law. By The Silber Law Firm LLC.

http://www.thesilberlawfirm.com/
  • Feb 14

    Did "Gray Goods" Non-Organic Mushrooms Infringe a Grower's Trademark?

    Did "Gray Goods" Non-Organic Mushrooms Infringe a Grower's Trademark?
    Hokto USA is a subsidiary of Japan-based Hokuto Co. Ltd. Both are Japanese companies. Hokuto Co. grows non-organic mushrooms in Japan. Hokto USA produces the same mushroom varieties in the United States as Hokuto Co. does in Japan, but…
  • Jan 24

    Obama Care and the Sale of an Interest in a Privately Held Entity

    Obama Care and the Sale of an Interest in a Privately Held Entity
    I received some interesting information from EisnerAmper concerning this issue, which many people may be unaware of. Have a read here.
  • Jan 13

    Meaningful Changes Come to NY's Non-Profit Law

    Meaningful Changes Come to NY's Non-Profit Law
    In late December 2013, new laws were put in place addressing non-profits. While we do not have a significant non-profit practice, we are often asked about issues relating to non-profits. To that end, here is a link to a more robust…
Rank this Week: 359

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers landlord-tenant, bankruptcy, small business and family law. By Richard C. Koman.

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

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide
    The California Supreme Court will take on the case of whether San Jose can require developers to include “affordable housing” in new developments, The Mercury News reports. San Jose would require developers to offer 15 percent of…
  • Dec 8

    California eviction basic

    California eviction basic
    I wrote this step by step for Avvo a while back, called How to Evict a Tenant in California. It’s not just the basic procedures, but also gives a sense of the negotiation and settlement process that is key to working out a good deal. 1…
  • Sep 23

    Thinking about college? Did you know student loan debt is nondischargeable?

    Thinking about college? Did you know student loan debt is nondischargeable?
    Created by: CollegeAtHome.com
Rank this Week: 597

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: 815

The Business Technology Law Blog

The Business Technology Law Blog

Covers legal issues impacting the technologies that businesses use to make money and grow. By Bradley Gross.

http://www.bradleygross.com/
  • Mar 19

    Published Here Or Abroad? Regardless, It's All Good (Says the Supreme Court).

    Published Here Or Abroad? Regardless, It's All Good (Says the Supreme Court).
    Today the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the case of Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons.  The case involves a college student who got sued by a book publisher because the student sold his foreign-made textbooks once he was…
  • Nov 13

    Upsell By Clickwrap? The Second Circuit Says "Not So Fast..."

    Upsell By Clickwrap? The Second Circuit Says "Not So Fast..."
    Have you ever purchased something from a website only to get bombarded at the checkout or payment screen with offers of other products or services?  That process, called "upselling", is a merchant's last ditch effort to get you to spend a…
  • Sep 7

    Clickwrap / Browsewrap Agreements: It’s the Notice, Stupid!

    Clickwrap / Browsewrap Agreements: It’s the Notice, Stupid!
    If your company sells stuff online, it likely relies on a Terms of Use link to bind its customers to a purchase agreement, or requires its customers to click through a Terms of Use agreement before a sale can be consummated.
Rank this Week: 631

BizzBangBuzz

BizzBangBuzz

Covers small business, venture capital, entrepreneurship and technology. By Anthony Cerminaro.

http://bizzbangbuzz.blogspot.com/
  • May 8

    The World is Being Flattened

    The World is Being Flattened
    ... by Ten Forces Collapse of Berlin Wall--11/89: The event not only symbolized the end of the Cold war, it allowed people from other side of the wall to join the economic mainstream.
  • Jan 9

    The MBA Oath

    The MBA Oath
    The MBA Oath is a voluntary pledge for graduating MBAs and current MBAs to “create value responsibly and ethically.” The MBA Oath As a business leader I recognize my role in society. My purpose is to lead people and manage resources to…
  • Oct 5

    Business Plan Basic

    Business Plan Basic
    What makes for a successful business plan? This post from Noah Parsons covers the essentials:"Executive summaries need to be short, direct, and provide an overview of the business opportunity ... A good plan will communicate what the business…
Rank this Week: 414

Legal Tips & Commentary

Legal Tips & Commentary

Provides legal tips for businesses and consumers in California. By Carl H. Starrett.

http://blog.chs-law.com/
  • Oct 16

    Goodbye Blogger, Hello WordPress.

    Goodbye Blogger, Hello WordPress.
    When I first opened my practice in 2004, I knew that I needed a website to promote my services.  I had heard of blogging and figured that I needed one for my website.  So I started off with Yahoo's over priced web hosting service and a blog…
  • Sep 30

    Why I Am Done With The Chargers for 2010

    Why I Am Done With The Chargers for 2010
    An open letter to the San Diego Chargers:
  • Sep 12

    5 Reasons Why Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Better Than Debt Settlement

    5 Reasons Why Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Better Than Debt Settlement
    Not too long ago, I started an advertising campaign on a local radio station. I excitedly tuned into the station and listened for my first "spot" to run. The station's staff had not entered the proper "conflict codes", so they also ran an…
Rank this Week: 699

Indiana Civil & Business…

Indiana Civil & Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning and intellectual property. By Sam Hasler.

http://haslerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 1

    Blogs to Check Out

    Blogs to Check Out
    Some law blogs that may be interests to some businesses:FDA Law Update - just what says it is, a way to keep up to date on happenings at the FDA.OSHA Law Blog. This may be of more interest to more businesses. Jackson Lewis hosts the blog so…
  • Feb 25

    Georgia

    Georgia
    Georgia Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning Blog: Estate Planning: A Three-Step StrategyThe estate planning pyramid gives a hierarchy of goals for estate planning. This pyramid is useful in developing an estate planning strategy based on…
  • Jan 26

    Garden Leave in Action

    Garden Leave in Action
    Considering garden leave's novelty, I thought a collection of news articles descring the use of garden leave might be of some help and interest.
Rank this Week: 675

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

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

    Cleaning Up An Oil Spill Is Insider Trading

    Cleaning Up An Oil Spill Is Insider Trading
    Keith A. Seilhan was 20-year employee of BP and a senior responder during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Seilhan directed BP’s oil skimming operations and its efforts to contain the expansion of the oil spill. What he saw scared…
  • Apr 21

    Happy Patriots’ Day

    Happy Patriots’ Day
    The Redcoats are coming! The Redcoats are coming! Patriots’ Day is a Massachusetts state holiday commemorating the opening battles of the American Revolutionary War in Lexington and Concord in April, 1775.  The more modern day…
  • Apr 18

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for April 18

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for April 18
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. Quantity does not equal quality: Expanding ‘disclosure events’ on BrokerCheck a bad idea: Brokerage industry is only one in which professionals as…
Rank this Week: 1307

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Apr 22

    Campaign Intervention Results in Revocation

    Campaign Intervention Results in Revocation
    The Patrick Henry Center, a (c)(3) with no apparent raison d'etre other than campaign intervention, has lost its tax exempt status because of, well . . . campaign intervention. The USA Today reported the story last Friday. The heavily…
  • Apr 22

    Draft Form 1023-EZ (streamlined 501(c)(3) application)

    Draft Form 1023-EZ (streamlined 501(c)(3) application)
    An observant attorney noticed that Treasury and the IRS have submitted a short version of IRS Form 1023, the Application for Recognition of Exemption Under IRC § 501(c)(3), for review by the Office of Management and Budget under the…
  • Apr 22

    Nonprofits Challenge Donor Disclosures Required by California AG, IRS, and FEC

    Nonprofits Challenge Donor Disclosures Required by California AG, IRS, and FEC
    A tax-exempt nonprofit that solicit contributions in California is challenging a demand from the California Attorney General's office that they provide unredacted copies of their IRS Form 990 Schedule B, which lists major donors. As most…
Rank this Week: 1294

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Apr 22

    “Materiality Scrape” Provision

    “Materiality Scrape” Provision
    By: Scott Bleier A “Materiality scrape” provision reallocates indemnification risk from the buyer to the seller and should be reviewed by sellers and their legal counsel with a critical eye. Click here to read the…
  • Apr 14

    Delaware Increases Corporate Formation Taxe

    Delaware Increases Corporate Formation Taxe
    By: Joseph Marrow On Thursday, April 10, 2014, the Delaware legislature passed a new law, effective retroactively to January 1, 2014, which raises the annual corporate tax on limited liability companies, limited partnerships and general…
  • Apr 14

    Employment Law Clip: Internships – Paid or Unpaid?

    Employment Law Clip: Internships – Paid or Unpaid?
    Student internships have become increasingly popular, and while internships generally benefit employers and interns alike, there is uncertainty regarding whether internships may be paid or unpaid. MBBP Attorney Christopher Perry explains…
Rank this Week: 4066

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

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

    Wanted: Real Estate Staff Attorney

    Wanted: Real Estate Staff Attorney
    The New York Office of Arent Fox LLP is seeking a Staff Attorney to draft and negotiate retail leases (tenant side) for Arent Fox’s highly acclaimed Fashion and Luxury Goods practice. Candidates must possess at least 5 years of…
  • Apr 21

    Fashion Counsel: What Fashion Brands Need to Know Before Sponsoring the World Cup and Olympics in Brazil

    Fashion Counsel: What Fashion Brands Need to Know Before Sponsoring the World Cup and Olympics in Brazil
    How to Navigate FIFA & IOC’s Extra IP Protection In this episode of Fashion Counsel, Anthony Lupo talks with Intellectual Property partner Cristina Carvalho about legal concerns fashion brands should consider when developing…
  • Apr 21

    What Fashion Brands Need to Know Before Sponsoring the World Cup and Olympics in Brazil

    What Fashion Brands Need to Know Before Sponsoring the World Cup and Olympics in Brazil
    How to Navigate FIFA & IOC’s Extra IP Protection In this episode of Fashion Counsel, Anthony Lupo talks with Intellectual Property partner Cristina Carvalho about legal concerns fashion brands should consider when developing…
Rank this Week: 1690

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

Covers New Jersey business, labor and employment, estate planning and consumer law. By McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC.

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

    New Jersey Home Purchase Closing

    New Jersey Home Purchase Closing
    Finding a home you want to buy and making an offer which is accepted by the seller is only the beginning of the process to purchase a home in New Jersey. The next step is signing a contract to purchase the home. The contract is a written…
  • Apr 17

    New Jersey's Sales Tax Exceptions and Anomalie

    New Jersey's Sales Tax Exceptions and Anomalie
    Sales taxes are an inevitable part of life in New Jersey, and indeed, across the country. Sales taxes make it possible for the state to fund important government programs and operations such as transportation infrastructures, aid to schools…
  • Apr 15

    New Jersey Make Major Revisions to it Limited LIability Company Law

    New Jersey Make Major Revisions to it Limited LIability Company Law
    The Legislature has recently made important changes to the laws governing New Jersey limited liability companies, which were effective March 1, 2014. The new revisions make drastic changes to the way New Jersey law treats limited liability…
Rank this Week: 3670

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/
  • Apr 22

    Digital Content Producers (Still) Lack Antitrust Standing to Sue Wireless Carriers Over MMS

    Digital Content Producers (Still) Lack Antitrust Standing to Sue Wireless Carriers Over MMS
    In a prior post, I covered the district court’s decision in Davis v. AT&T Wireless Services, Inc.  There, the Central District of California dismissed antitrust claims against various wireless telephone companies and other…
  • Apr 8

    On the Difficulty of Dauberting Antitrust Economist

    On the Difficulty of Dauberting Antitrust Economist
    It’s difficult.  Despite a valiant effort, the defendants in In re: High-Tech Employee Antitrust Litigation, 2014 U.S. Dist. Lexis 47181 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 4, 2014) (Koh, J.), failed to exclude the expert testimony of…
  • Mar 31

    UC Hastings — Antitrust and IP

    UC Hastings — Antitrust and IP
    I’m pleased to have spoken today to a group of law students at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law on the intersection of antitrust and IP law.  It was nice to see an almost-full lecture hall — lots of…
Rank this Week: 2688

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
Rank this Week: 1073

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 22

    Can I Force My Iowa Corporation to Buy My Stock?

    Can I Force My Iowa Corporation to Buy My Stock?
    Minority shareholders seeking to exit an Iowa corporation frequently ask, “can I force my closely-held Iowa corporation to purchase my stock.”  A great question, but one that is frequently met with a variety of…
  • Apr 13

    Iowa Legislation Signed into Law in 2014 (so far…)

    Iowa Legislation Signed into Law in 2014 (so far…)
    Our readers frequently inquire about what new legislation Iowa’s legislature is passing and Iowa’s Governor, Terry E. Branstad, is signing into law.  While the 2014 legislative session has not yet…
  • Mar 23

    Showing Shareholders the Money in Iowa Corporation

    Showing Shareholders the Money in Iowa Corporation
    Are Iowa corporations required to disclose financial information to shareholders? Iowa law requires Iowa corporations to provide certain financial information to their shareholders.  In particular, Iowa Code Section 490.1620 mandates…
Rank this Week: 4926

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
  • Apr 22

    Mistakes of Do It Yourselfers – Incorporation/LLC

    Mistakes of Do It Yourselfers – Incorporation/LLC
    Not too long ago a few attorneys and I got together and created the following list of mistakes Do It Yourselfers make. *Incorporation/LLC* 1.       Not doing a name check or reservation (website is not real time)…
  • Apr 17

    What Do You Do If Husband And Wife Both Retain You?

    What Do You Do If Husband And Wife Both Retain You?
    What do you do if husband and wife both retain you, pay a nice deposit and then separate, file for divorce and demand the money back? Well, most people would tell me to give the money back.  OK.  But to … Continue reading…
  • Apr 15

    Do Cops Get It Wrong?

    Do Cops Get It Wrong?
    Absolutely.  I won’t go into all the conscious and unconscious biases cops have.  (But if you Google “witness lineup issues” or read Balko’s blog in the Washington Post you can see a lot of it.)  But…
Rank this Week: 4831

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

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

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 22

    Tax Court Rules Trusts Can Be Real Estate Professional

    Tax Court Rules Trusts Can Be Real Estate Professional
    The United States Tax Court has recently released a decision in Frank Aragona Trust v. Commissioner that will affect tax planning for many trusts that own businesses or hold real estate. In that case, a trust operated rental real…
  • Apr 14

    Nebraska Legislature Expands Homestead Exemption Eligibility

    Nebraska Legislature Expands Homestead Exemption Eligibility
    The Nebraska legislature recently passed a bill which will allow more Nebraska homeowners to use the homestead exemption for real property taxes. The Nebraska homestead exemption phases out as a taxpayer’s income increases. Under prior…
  • Apr 10

    What Do I Do If I Have a Tax Dispute With the IRS?

    What Do I Do If I Have a Tax Dispute With the IRS?
    That’s going to depend on what type of dispute you have. If the dispute is based on a previously-filed tax return, the first thing I would recommend is to go back to the person who prepared your return. A lot…Read more ›
Rank this Week: 2600

Philadelphia Business Lawyer Blog

Philadelphia Business Lawyer Blog

By Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt, P.C.

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

    Top 3 Mistakes Companies Make with IT Security Program

    Top 3 Mistakes Companies Make with IT Security Program
    I came across an interesting blog that was posted by a professional hacker whose job is to find vulnerabilities in top corporations' IT security. His official title is "penetration tester". Rather than just summarize what is already a short…
  • Apr 1

    DO I NEED TO FILE AN S ELECTION IN PENNSYLVANIA - LEGAL RESEARCH ON YOUR OWN: A FOOL AND HIS MONEY ARE SOON PARTED

    DO I NEED TO FILE AN S ELECTION IN PENNSYLVANIA - LEGAL RESEARCH ON YOUR OWN: A FOOL AND HIS MONEY ARE SOON PARTED
    These are dangerous times to be starting your new business. The economy is tight, money is not readily available and your legal budget is next to nil. You've heard that you need to incorporate to protect your family assets and you keep…
  • Mar 4

    WHISTLEBLOWER AWARDS IN EXCESS OF $14 MILLION IN 2013

    WHISTLEBLOWER AWARDS IN EXCESS OF $14 MILLION IN 2013
    The SEC's Office of the Whistleblower (OWB) awarded individuals over $14 million in 2013 for their "significant and original contributions" to successful enforcement of the securities laws. The OWB is now in its 3rd full year and the number…
Rank this Week: 4760

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

News and commentary on Directors and Officers Liability. By Kevin M. LaCroix.

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Apr 22

    D&O Policy Excluding “Receiver” Claims Bars Coverage for FDIC Failed Bank Lawsuit

    D&O Policy Excluding “Receiver” Claims Bars Coverage for FDIC Failed Bank Lawsuit
    In an interesting April 7, 2014 opinion (here), Magistrate Judge Stanley A. Boone of the Eastern District of California, applying California law, held that a D&O insurance policy’s insured vs. insured exclusion precludes coverage…
  • Apr 21

    Flash Boys Litigation: High Frequency Traders, Brokers and Securities Exchanges Hit With Securities Suit

    Flash Boys Litigation: High Frequency Traders, Brokers and Securities Exchanges Hit With Securities Suit
    The topic of high frequency trading has dominated the business headlines since the late March publication of Michael Lewis’s new book, “Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt.”  The SEC, the U.S. Department of Justice and the…
  • Apr 21

    The Latest Stockpile of Readers’ Mug Shot

    The Latest Stockpile of Readers’ Mug Shot
    Because the latest round of mug shots is long overdue, quite a backlog of pictures has built up. The latest round of readers’ photos may be a bit late but it may also be one of the best collections yet.   Readers will recall that…
Rank this Week: 836

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

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

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Apr 22

    Corp Fin Issues New “Legend for Twitter” & “Retweeting” Guidance

    Corp Fin Issues New “Legend for Twitter” & “Retweeting” Guidance
    Yesterday, Corp Fin issued 2 new Compliance & Disclosure Interpretations dealing with social media. The first CDI deals with how to affix legends to tweets & other social media communications. The second CDI deals with retweeting or…
  • Apr 21

    Transcript: “Rural/Metro and Claims for Aiding & Abetting Breaches of Fiduciary Duty”

    Transcript: “Rural/Metro and Claims for Aiding & Abetting Breaches of Fiduciary Duty”
    We have posted the transcript for our popular webcast: “Rural/Metro and Claims for Aiding & Abetting Breaches of Fiduciary Duty.”
  • Apr 16

    Delaware: Another Market Check & Disclosure Decision

    Delaware: Another Market Check & Disclosure Decision
    Here’s an excerpt from this Gibson Dunn memo: On April 8, 2014, Vice Chancellor Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery issued an opinion addressing the reasonableness of a “market check” as well as required proxy…
Rank this Week: 1979

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Apr 22

    Why I Don’t Like Corp Fin’s New “Legend for Twitter” Guidance

    Why I Don’t Like Corp Fin’s New “Legend for Twitter” Guidance
    Yesterday, Corp Fin issued 2 new Compliance & Disclosure Interpretations dealing with social media. The first CDI deals with how to affix legends to tweets & other social media communications. The second CDI deals with retweeting or…
  • Apr 21

    18 Cool Things About Spectra Energy’s ’14 Proxy Statement

    18 Cool Things About Spectra Energy’s ’14 Proxy Statement
    In this 2-minute video, there are 18 great ways that Spectra Energy enhances the usability of its 2014 proxy statement (compare to last year’s proxy): Say-on-Pay: 3rd & 4th Failures Over the last week, Cogent Communications Group…
  • Apr 18

    More on the Conflict Minerals Ruling: What is En Banc Review?

    More on the Conflict Minerals Ruling: What is En Banc Review?
    More on the Conflict Minerals Ruling: What is En Banc Review? As I noted when the U.S. Court of Appeals decision came out earlier this week in National Association of Manufacturers, et al. v. Securities and Exchange Commission, one of...
Rank this Week: 2084

Alixe Cormick: Small Cap Lawyer

Alixe Cormick: Small Cap Lawyer

Focuses on Canadian and United States securities law matters of interest to micro and small cap companies.

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

    How Much Does an Offering Memorandum Cost?

    How Much Does an Offering Memorandum Cost?
    By Alixe Cormick Asking what the “all-in-costs” are for preparing an offering memorandum (an OM) is like asking how much it costs to build a house. A new 4,000 square foot custom-built house in West Vancouver, BC will cost more…
  • Apr 17

    Where You Can Find the Proposed Canadian Equity Crowdfunding Rules and Form

    Where You Can Find the Proposed Canadian Equity Crowdfunding Rules and Form
      By Alixe Cormick In Canada, two crowdfunding specific exemption proposals are out for public comment: a start-up crowdfunding exemption and an integrated crowdfunding exemption. Six provinces (including Saskatchewan) are…
  • Apr 15

    The Northwestern Exemption: How Unregistered Selling Agents (Finders) Sell Securities out West

    The Northwestern Exemption: How Unregistered Selling Agents (Finders) Sell Securities out West
      By Alixe Cormick Issuers need two exemptions when selling exempt market securities.  ONE exemption, which provides relief from the obligation to file a prospectus and register the securities to be sold,[1] and a SECOND…
Rank this Week: 1442

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
  • Apr 21

    Patent Law Historical Observations: Oil and Ga

    Patent Law Historical Observations: Oil and Ga
    By McCarthy Tétrault LLP The following article by Steven Tanner and Timothy Ellam may be of interest to readers of this blog: Patent Law Historical Observations: Oil and Gas We recently posted an article reviewing the year past in oil…
  • Apr 21

    This Week at the SCC (18/04/2014)

    This Week at the SCC (18/04/2014)
    By Hovsep Afarian A Commentary on Recent Legal Developments by the Opinions Group of McCarthy Tétrault LLP The Supreme Court of Canada denied leave to appeal this week in two cases of interest to Canadian business. In Re Nortel…
  • Apr 13

    This Week at the SCC (11/04/2014)

    This Week at the SCC (11/04/2014)
    A Commentary on Recent Legal Developments by the Opinions Group of McCarthy Tétrault LLPBy Anthony Alexander This week, the Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to appeal in one case, and denied leave to appeal in two…
Rank this Week: 3724

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
  • Apr 21

    RBS Posts Ridiculous Article + Disclaimer

    RBS Posts Ridiculous Article + Disclaimer
    A friend recently showed me a ridiculous article that RBS posted on its website last year. (Please see The five trends shaping Germany to 2030.) That post isn’t ridiculous because of The post RBS Posts Ridiculous Article +…
  • Apr 17

    Plagiarism and Copyright Infringement – Two Sides of the Same Coin

    Plagiarism and Copyright Infringement – Two Sides of the Same Coin
    This post compares plagiarism and copyright infringement. It is prompted by a Quora question that I answered several months ago. (See Have your ideas or works ever been plagiarized? What The post Plagiarism and Copyright Infringement –…
  • Apr 14

    Kickstarter Rejects Foreign Entrepreneur

    Kickstarter Rejects Foreign Entrepreneur
    Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Recently, I have seen a surge of interest among foreign companies wishing to set up Kickstarter projects in the US. This post The post Kickstarter Rejects Foreign Entrepreneurs appeared…
Rank this Week: 4284

New York Business Lawyer Blog

New York Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business operations, debt collection, and contract disputes. By the Law Firm of Grasing & Associates.

http://www.newyorkbusinesslawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3348

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

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

    Partnership Litigation

    Partnership Litigation
    Partnership disputes are very common and can be caused by a number of reasons. They can potentially destroy a business if not handled properly and sour personal relationships that may have lasted for years. A partnership is two or more…
  • Apr 14

    How Can Mediation Be Used in Business Disputes?

    How Can Mediation Be Used in Business Disputes?
    The court system is a way to resolve disputes that parties cannot resolve amongst themselves. It is a very costly system, in financial resources and time and energy not spent running your business. The vast majority of business litigation…
  • Apr 7

    Contract Enforcement in California

    Contract Enforcement in California
    Business couldn’t be conducted and businesses couldn’t exist without contracts of one kind or another. A contract is a binding agreement between parties for an exchange of things or services. It can be an exchange of money for a…
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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: 3163

Small Government Contracts Blog

Small Government Contracts Blog

Offers legal news, notes and commentary of interest to small government contractors. By Steven Koprince.

http://smallgovcon.com/
  • Apr 21

    Women 8(a) Applicants Don’t Need “Smoking Gun” Evidence Of Bias, Says SBA OHA

    Women 8(a) Applicants Don’t Need “Smoking Gun” Evidence Of Bias, Says SBA OHA
    A woman does not need to provide the SBA with “smoking gun” evidence of bias in order to be considered socially disadvantaged for purposes of her company’s application to the 8(a) program. In a recent decision, the SBA…
  • Apr 18

    Moving SDVOSB Verification To SBA Would Save $5 Million Annually, Says CBO

    Moving SDVOSB Verification To SBA Would Save $5 Million Annually, Says CBO
    Moving SDVOSB verification from the VA to the SBA would save approximately $5 million annually, according to a recent cost estimate issued by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office. The CBO concludes that implementing the Improving…
  • Apr 15

    GAO Bid Protests: No Small Business Size Challenges (Usually)

    GAO Bid Protests: No Small Business Size Challenges (Usually)
    To regular SmallGovCon readers this may seem obvious, but protesters keep doing it, so it deserves a post. By “it,” I mean filing small business size challenges as part of GAO bid protests.  As demonstrated once again in a…
Rank this Week: 3381

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

Covers business, employment, trust & estates family, real estate, regulatory compliance and utility law. By Sullivan & Ward, PC.

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Man-imony? The Changing Face of Alimony

    Man-imony? The Changing Face of Alimony
    Although the word "alimony" is not used in the Iowa Code, the terms "alimony" and "spousal support" are interchangable.  Alimony is stipend to a spouse in lieu of the other spouse's legal obligation for support.  In Re Marriage of…
  • Apr 15

    Cats, Dogs and No Contact Orders.

    Cats, Dogs and No Contact Orders.
     In the coming months, victims of domestic abuse may have one less deterrent from seeking out necessary help and protection. Under Senate File 2118, "pets or companion animals owned or held" by the parties to a domestic abuse protective…
  • Apr 11

    Conducting an Investigation

    Conducting an Investigation
    An employee just made a complaint of harassment or discrimination. You know you have a duty, as the employer, to investigate the employee’s complaint, but aren’t entirely sure how to conduct the investigation. Here are a few…
Rank this Week: 1022

iVLG Business Law Blog

iVLG Business Law Blog

Covers news, strategy and legal services of businesses and entrepreneurs. By inVigor Law Group PLLC.

http://www.invigorlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 21

    Contingent Contracts: a Valuable Tool When Negotiating Agreement

    Contingent Contracts: a Valuable Tool When Negotiating Agreement
    When you are negotiating an agreement, there are all sorts of ways contract discussions can break down. Often when negotiations become difficult, a contingent contract is a compromise that can lead to a mutually beneficial resolution. What Is…
  • Apr 16

    Understanding Contract Terms (Post 11): Counterpart

    Understanding Contract Terms (Post 11): Counterpart
    We continue the Understanding Contract Terms series by explaining counterparts clauses. Most contracts include some form of counterparts clause. Counterparts clauses are important to understand when you need to determine how a contract can be…
  • Apr 10

    Hedge Fund Series I Part 3 I The High-Water Mark Provision

    Hedge Fund Series I Part 3 I The High-Water Mark Provision
    This is our third post in our series on understanding hedge funds. Today, we will be discussing the specifics of the high-water provision and how it seeks to provide proper incentives and fair compensation for both parties to a hedge fund. As…
Rank this Week: 2948

The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

Covers licensing, permitting, advertising, labeling and distribution issues affecting the brewing industry. By Reiser Legal LLC.

http://brewerylaw.com
Rank this Week: 4991

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
  • Apr 21

    Sometimes You’re Legally Right and Legally Wrong

    Sometimes You’re Legally Right and Legally Wrong
    The following is a guest blog by Alan M. Goldberg of the Law Office of Alan Goldberg. Alan’s practice includes Appeals, Civil Trials, and Family Law. You can follow Alan on Twitter @AlanMGoldberg. The law can have some seemingly unfair…
  • Apr 18

    Refreshing Recollection in Court

    Refreshing Recollection in Court
    It’s common for witnesses forget facts while testifying—often due to nerves and sometimes due to selective memory. The good news is that you can use almost any item to refresh a witness’s recollection. A common way to…
  • Apr 16

    Free, Open-Source, and Possibly Risky

    Free, Open-Source, and Possibly Risky
    Once an exception, the use of free and open-source software (FOSS) in commercial software products has become the rule. FOSS is particularly attractive to resource-strapped companies looking to avoid high software development costs or…
Rank this Week: 2326

GamingTechLAW

GamingTechLAW

Covers gaming and technology law in Italy. By Giulio Coraggio.

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

    Interview at Sensoria Fitness wearable technology's creator, Davide Viganò!

    Interview at Sensoria Fitness wearable technology's creator, Davide Viganò!
    This month I had the pleasure to interview for my law firm's fashion law magazine Law à la Mode, Davide Viganò, the CEO of Heapsylon, the creators of one of the most astonishing wearable technologies that I have ever seen,…
  • Apr 17

    Bitcoin - real, virtual or illegal currency?

    Bitcoin - real, virtual or illegal currency?
    The news about the indictment of Charlie Shrem, the former vice president of Bitcoin Foundation, and Robert Faiella in the US because of their potential involvement in the laundering of more than $ 1 million bitcoin on the website Silk Road…
  • Apr 13

    Casino games will lead Italy out of the decline

    Casino games will lead Italy out of the decline
    The Observatory on Online Gaming of the University of Milan ran an event of presentation of a report on the status of the Italian online gaming market in 2013 which disclosed interesting information.Their findings cannot put operators in a…
Rank this Week: 4731

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Business Law and Employment Law. Published By The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.

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

    Hire, Fire and Aspire: 3 Key Times Your Business Needs the Law on Its Side

    Hire, Fire and Aspire: 3 Key Times Your Business Needs the Law on Its Side
    I was at an event recently speaking with other small business owners about the myriad of problems nearly every business owner faces. I attend a lot of these types of events and can almost guarantee that at every one of them a business owner…
  • Apr 13

    6 Legal Mistakes Most Small Business Owners Make: Are You Guilty?

    6 Legal Mistakes Most Small Business Owners Make: Are You Guilty?
    It can be tough to wrap your head around all the laws and policies that apply to your business, especially when you're busy taking it to the next level. As a result, small business owners make many legal mistakes, some major and some minor.…
  • Mar 19

    Protecting your Brand

    Protecting your Brand
    By: Amit Bindra Starting a company brings a lot of risks. Startups and small businesses have to worry about hiring productive employees, selling a great product, and providing an excellent service. Another concern for companies is their…
Rank this Week: 3111

One Lawyer's Mission

One Lawyer's Mission

Covers business and finance law in Brooklyn, NY. By Michalczak PLLC.

http://www.onelawyersmission.com/
  • Apr 19

    Day 35 of the Bodhisattva in Lent: Antidotes and Mindful Vigilance

    Day 35 of the Bodhisattva in Lent: Antidotes and Mindful Vigilance
    Even at our most mindful, could we ever possibly think that we could really watch the watchmen? 35 When accustomed to afflictive emotions, it will be difficult to stop them through antidotes, Therefore the person of mindfulness and vigilance,…
  • Apr 17

    Day 34 of the Bodhisattva in Lent: Without Harsh Words, in Silence

    Day 34 of the Bodhisattva in Lent: Without Harsh Words, in Silence
    A friend of mine just recently returned from a silent retreat and, though down the road a bit, I’ve determined that I shall imitate him on my birthday this upcoming August and have it be a completely quiet day in my life… 34…
  • Apr 17

    Day 33 of the Bodhisattva in Lent: Abandoning Attachment

    Day 33 of the Bodhisattva in Lent: Abandoning Attachment
    I have skipped the light fandango enough to understand that I have reached a level of critical mass — the realization that the tipping point is the origin of the journey to abandon the unnecessary possessions that I have accumulated in…
Rank this Week: 842

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

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

Covers business news.

http://www.eclewis.com/
  • Apr 19

    Brewery trademark troubles brewing

    Brewery trademark troubles brewing
    In yet another brewery trademark case, this week it was announced that Kettle and Stone Brewery based in Boulder will be changing its name. The reason? Stone Brewing Co. out of California believed that the name could be confused with its more…
  • Feb 22

    Breaking up is never easy – even if it only involves your business.

    Breaking up is never easy – even if it only involves your business.
    Just like marriages, business partnerships do fail. In some cases, it is a slow process where the owners decide it isn’t working out, but can end the partnership amicably. In other cases, it ends in flames of passion over the direction…
  • Feb 14

    Upbeat Start to Business in 2014

    Upbeat Start to Business in 2014
    2013 saw a lot of growth in Denver. Dunkin Donuts opened their first shop in years (which my son loved). Mooyah Burgers, Big Smoke Burgers, World of Beer, Cabelas and several other chains all opened their first stores in Colorado also.…
Rank this Week: 2966

Indonesian Law Reporter

Indonesian Law Reporter

Covers legislation, regulations and policies affecting businesses in Indonesia. By Mohamad Mova Al'Afghani.

http://indolaw.alafghani.info/
  • Apr 19

    Tentang "Negara Mundur" dan Konsekuensinya Terhadap Hukum Administrasi (The State in Retreat and Its Consequences on Administrative Law)

    Tentang "Negara Mundur" dan Konsekuensinya Terhadap Hukum Administrasi (The State in Retreat and Its Consequences on Administrative Law)
    I was invited to Municipal Services Project Conference, Putting Public in Public Services: Research, Action and Equity in the Global South International Conference – Cape Town, South Africa April 13-16, 2014. My paper entitled "The…
  • Apr 6

    The Free Flow Principles from Article 19

    The Free Flow Principles from Article 19
    I was invited for an expert meeting in London by Article 19 last February, to discuss transparency principles applicable to water resources and services. The meeting provides input to the Free Flow Principles launched by Article 19 on the eve…
  • Nov 5

    ★ Indolawreport Post, Jamie left a message for you

    ★ Indolawreport Post, Jamie left a message for you
    See this email in Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Português or 37 other languages. Jamie left a message for you You can instantly reply using our message exchange system. Check your message Some other people in the…
Rank this Week: 2528

The Wine Bar

The Wine Bar

Covers the wine business, focusing on law-related issues, marketing trends and how the law interplays with that, and occasional posts about wine enjoyment. By Kevin Guidry.

http://thewinebarblog.com
  • Apr 19

    Washington Liquor Privatization Progress Report

    Washington Liquor Privatization Progress Report
    Washington State liquor privatization has now been in effect for a couple years.  When proponents of privatization were pitching the idea to the people of Washington, it was all about lowering costs and paying less tax. Of course,…
  • Apr 7

    Changes Afoot for Chinese Trademark Law

    Changes Afoot for Chinese Trademark Law
    Major revisions to Chinese trademark law are set to take effect in May of 2014.  These changes could make it much easier for American wineries to register and protect trademarks in the Chinese marketplace. The largest hurdle for wineries…
  • Mar 23

    American Canyon Trying to Capitalize on the Napa Valley

    American Canyon Trying to Capitalize on the Napa Valley
    Recently, the American Canyon Tourism Improvement District Committee was presented with an idea to boost tourism: apply for the American Canyon to be a recognized federal AVA. The American Canyon is an area in the southernmost part of Napa…
Rank this Week: 1884

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
Rank this Week: 1972

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/
Rank this Week: 2901

Knudsen Law Firm Blog

Knudsen Law Firm Blog

Covers legal issues in Nebraska.

http://www.knudsenlaw.com/our-blog/
  • Apr 18

    Credit Background Check

    Credit Background Check
    Employers are usually counseled to use credit background checks only for those positions in which the employee will be in a position involving financial transactions of the company because of the concern of the disparate impact of that…
  • Apr 17

    Wage discussion

    Wage discussion
    Last week President Obama entered this executive order. http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/04/08/executive-order-non-retaliation-disclosure-compensation-information. Under the order employees of federal contractors are allowed to…
  • Apr 17

    Big Verdict reversed because of improper closing argument

    Big Verdict reversed because of improper closing argument
    A lawyer for a plaintiff in an employment discrimination case won a verdict for her client of  $900,000 which included $600,000 in punitive damages.  However the 8th Circuit reversed the award because the plaintiff’s…
Rank this Week: 3627

Bottom Line Business Insights

Bottom Line Business Insights

By Wagonheim Law.

http://www.wagonheim.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    Why We are Not Working with You

    Why We are Not Working with You
      T&K Roofing out of Des Moines, Iowa has been in business for over 50 years. But what caught my eye about T&K was not its longevity (though admirable) or its adherence to the family values from which it arose. … Continue…
  • Apr 16

    Driving to “No”

    Driving to “No”
      At last week’s Drink ‘N Think, presenter Chris McDonell of McDonell Consulting & Development, taught me something I never thought I’d learn from a sales consultant – the importance of getting a no. He…
  • Apr 7

    Guest Article: Testing Your Candidates with the Car Talk

    Guest Article: Testing Your Candidates with the Car Talk
    By Scott Turnbaugh Too many interview processes rely on being in a conference room or an office. Once someone is a real prospect, take them on a half-day ride along with one of your high performers. Here are three ways … Continue…
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