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Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

Covers intellectual property, entrepreneurship, technology, social media, fashion and entertainment

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Mar 31

    Sui Park – 3D Sculpture

    Sui Park – 3D Sculpture
    Our society today is scolded for being too out of touch with our surroundings.  We love our iPads, our laptops, and our connection to the digital space.  But just because we love our new technologies and live in a society…
  • Mar 26

    Cynthia Trinh – Photo Journalism

    Cynthia Trinh – Photo Journalism
    Most of us find it hard to merge two of our passions and have it result in something not only interesting to ourselves, but also important for the world at large.  Some of us struggle with turning something many unfairly judge as being…
  • Mar 24

    Jonathan Brand – 3D Printed Object

    Jonathan Brand – 3D Printed Object
    Connecticut artist, Jonathan Brand, is fascinated with taking things apart and putting them back together in a form previously unimagined.  Focusing his work on the transportation, migration, and adaptation themes, he uses paper and…
Rank this Week: 1806

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Mar 31

    SEC Brings a Valuation Case Against an Investment Adviser

    SEC Brings a Valuation Case Against an Investment Adviser
    Lynn Tilton and her firm, Patriarch Partners, are known for their high-risk, high-return investments in distressed companies. The Securities and Exchange Commission brought a case against her and the firm claiming that they were using…
  • Mar 30

    A New Exception to the Custody Rule

    A New Exception to the Custody Rule
    The Custody Rule can be difficult for private equity and real estate fund managers to navigate. When I see some regulatory relief or clarification I hope for the best. 16th Amendment Advisors received relief for one of its funds based its…
  • Mar 28

    Weekend Reading: Argo

    Weekend Reading: Argo
    In 1979, Iranian militants stormed the American embassy in Tehran and captured dozens of American, holding them hostage for 444 days. Six Americans escaped and hid in the home of the Canadian ambassador. A top-level CIA officer named Antonio…
Rank this Week: 4287

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Mar 31

    Hotline Benchmarking: Leap in Retaliation Report Substantiation Rate

    Hotline Benchmarking: Leap in Retaliation Report Substantiation Rate
    NAVEX Global’s just-published annual hotline benchmark report reveals some noteworthy findings, including: - Substantiation rates for retaliation reports spiked from a consistently historical 10-12% to 27%…
  • Mar 30

    Board Composition: Insights From Investor

    Board Composition: Insights From Investor
    With board composition and renewal under increasing scrutiny, this recent EY report summarizing views of institutional investors, investor associations and advisors about board composition and board composition disclosure is instructive.…
  • Mar 27

    Proxy Statements: Pru Includes Lead Director Video

    Proxy Statements: Pru Includes Lead Director Video
    Last year, I blogged about how to file video on EDGAR – and predicted that the use of video in SEC filings would explode over the next decade as a disclosure tool. More recently, I blogged that I thought we would see more video during…
Rank this Week: 2531

Indiana Business Law Blog

Indiana Business Law Blog

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

http://www.indianabusinesslawblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    Our Policy

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

    Nonprofit Corporations: Tips for Taking Minutes of Board Meeting

    Nonprofit Corporations: Tips for Taking Minutes of Board Meeting
    Some practical suggestions for secretaries of nonprofit corporations. The post Nonprofit Corporations: Tips for Taking Minutes of Board Meetings appeared first on Indiana Business Law Blog.
  • Mar 16

    LLCs taxed as Subchapter S Corporation

    LLCs taxed as Subchapter S Corporation
    I sometimes run across small business owners who have set up their business as a corporation, and I often ask why they chose a corporation rather than a limited liability company (or LLC).  Sometimes the answer is that the business was…
Rank this Week: 3884

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Mar 31

    Cornerstone Research: Accounting-Related Securities Suits Jump in 2014

    Cornerstone Research: Accounting-Related Securities Suits Jump in 2014
    The number of securities class action lawsuit filings raising accounting allegations rose by 47 percent in 2014 compared to the prior year, according to a new report from Cornerstone Research. The March 31, 2015 report, entitled…
  • Mar 30

    Paris Arts Review

    Paris Arts Review
    The D&O Diary rounded out its European visit last week with a quick weekend visit to Paris. In addition to rendezvous with friends and family, the stopover included several long walks, two encounters with the Parisian contemporary art…
  • Mar 27

    Notes from the London Underground

    Notes from the London Underground
    The D&O Diary was in London this week for meetings and a couple of industry events. Though my schedule on this visit was full, I did have a little time between meetings for a bit of touristing. I have been to London many times…
Rank this Week: 1334

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Mar 31

    U.S. Supreme Court Asked to Review a Controversial New Jersey Arbitration Decision

    U.S. Supreme Court Asked to Review a Controversial New Jersey Arbitration Decision
    A California debt collector is challenging the Supreme Court of New Jersey Arbitration Decision regarding the enforceability of arbitration clauses in consumer contracts. U.S. Legal Services Group has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to…
  • Mar 30

    Could Your Online Job Application Lead to an FCRA Violation?

    Could Your Online Job Application Lead to an FCRA Violation?
    In the digital age, it makes sense to post job openings and allow prospective employees to complete a online job application. After all, most job searches are conducted on the Internet. However, many companies are learning that online job…
  • Mar 27

    Acquisition Frenzy Continue in Pharmaceutical Industry

    Acquisition Frenzy Continue in Pharmaceutical Industry
    Earlier this month, AbbVie, Inc. paid $21 billion to acquire Pharmacyclics, Inc., a cancer drug company with only one medication on the market. The deal highlights the acquisition frenzy that continues to dominate the pharmaceutical industry.…
Rank this Week: 3795

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    Florida One of Top States for Low Tax Burden

    Florida One of Top States for Low Tax Burden
    According to a recent study by WalletHub, Florida is in the top 10 states for the lowest tax burden on “High Income” and “Middle Income” taxpayers. It is also the only southeastern state in the top 10 states with…
  • Mar 24

    Confidentiality in Buying and Selling a Florida Busine

    Confidentiality in Buying and Selling a Florida Busine
    The process of buying and selling a Florida business is usually done through confidential deals. The most common reason for this is because the seller of the business does not want to scare their customers or employees. The confidential…
  • Mar 19

    Not Disclosing Your Past Could Be Immigration Fraud

    Not Disclosing Your Past Could Be Immigration Fraud
    A 67-year-old Chicago woman was convicted of immigration fraud last year for lying on her Citizenship application.  Rasemieh Odeh was convicted for bombings in Israel, including one that killed two college students, over 20 years ago.…
Rank this Week: 4485

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

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

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Mar 31

    Substantial, Systematic, And Continuous Contacts Do Not Establish General Jurisdiction

    Substantial, Systematic, And Continuous Contacts Do Not Establish General Jurisdiction
    California courts may exercise personal jurisdiction over nonresidents “on any basis not inconsistent with the Constitution of this state or of the United States”.  Code Civ. Proc. § 410.10.  Seventy years ago,…
  • Mar 30

    District Court Refuses To Halt SEC Administrative Proceeding

    District Court Refuses To Halt SEC Administrative Proceeding
    While serving as General Counsel to California’s Business, Transportation & Housing Agency, I was from time to time asked to respond to ersatz summons and other documents issued by “Our One Supreme Court”. …
  • Mar 27

    Covenants Not To Compete – By The Number

    Covenants Not To Compete – By The Number
    In a recently published article, three professors undertook an empirical analysis of noncompetition and other restrictive postemployment covenants in public company Chief Executive Officer contracts.  Norman D. Bishara, Kenneth J.…
Rank this Week: 4484

AG Deal Diary

AG Deal Diary

A collection of insights and analysis on hot topics impacting companies, funds, dealmakers and directors. By Akin Gump.

http://www.akingump.com/en/experience/practices/corporate/ag-deal-diary/index.html
  • Mar 30

    Best Practices in Social Media for Employers Part 3 – Disciplining Employees for Conduct on Social Media

    Best Practices in Social Media for Employers Part 3 – Disciplining Employees for Conduct on Social Media
    As discussed previously (see Best Practices in Social Media for Employers Part 2), adopting a National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)-compliant social media policy is the first step in ensuring that the policy can be enforced.  However,…
  • Mar 26

    High Court Announces New Standard for Opinion Statement

    High Court Announces New Standard for Opinion Statement
    The U.S. Supreme Court found middle ground in Omnicare this week, holding that issuers’ statements of opinion issued in registration statements can be the basis for liability under Section 11 if either the speaker does not…
  • Mar 26

    Recommended Reading: First 2015 edition of ProxyPulse

    Recommended Reading: First 2015 edition of ProxyPulse
    This week, we highlight Broadridge’s first 2015 edition of ProxyPulse. This report takes a retrospective look at the 2014 mini-season, analyzing beneficial shareholder data from over 1,000 U.S. public company shareholder meetings held…
Rank this Week: 702

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/
  • Mar 30

    Should Nonprofits Stay Closer to the Red with Reserves?: A Blue Shield Inquiry

    Should Nonprofits Stay Closer to the Red with Reserves?: A Blue Shield Inquiry
    As seen in a recent post here, the California Franchise Tax Board did not cite a reason for revoking Blue Shield’s state tax exemption. Many have speculated that its unusually large reserves and attendant issues were the main causes.…
  • Mar 29

    The Public Policy Doctrine Is An Unlikely Solution To Addressing Racism In Greek Organization

    The Public Policy Doctrine Is An Unlikely Solution To Addressing Racism In Greek Organization
    Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s problems seem to be getting bigger by the second. Most recently, an investigation into the events has discovered that the racist chant the chapter at the University of Oklahoma was caught singing was allegedly taught…
  • Mar 29

    Questions On The Blue Shield Of California Decision

    Questions On The Blue Shield Of California Decision
    According to an article in The LA Times, Blue Shield of California, the state’s third-largest health insurer, lost its state tax-exempt status—a benefit it has enjoyed since 1939. According to the article, Blue Shield California has…
Rank this Week: 1013

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

Offers Delaware Chancery Court and Supreme Court updates. By Francis G.X. Pileggi.

http://www.delawarelitigation.com/
  • Mar 30

    Chancery Decides Adverse Possession Claim

    Chancery Decides Adverse Possession Claim
    In an example of the range of cases handled by the Court of Chancery beyond corporate and commercial litigation, the opinion in Tumulty v. Schreppler, C.A. No. 5948-VCP (Del. Ch. Mar. 30, 2015), addresses a claim for adverse possession of…
  • Mar 29

    Claims By Receiver for Corporation Proceed Against Director

    Claims By Receiver for Corporation Proceed Against Director
    Stewart v. Wilmington Trust SP Services, Inc., et al., C.A. No. 9306-VCP (Del. Ch. Mar. 26, 2015). This opinion from the Delaware Court of Chancery should be required reading for anyone who wants to know the latest iteration of Delaware…
  • Mar 28

    Large Defamation Damage Award Upheld Against Hewlett-Packard

    Large Defamation Damage Award Upheld Against Hewlett-Packard
    The opinion in Professional Investigating & Consulting Agency, Inc. v. Hewlett-Packard Co., C.A. No. N12C-06-196 MMJ CCLD (Del. Super. Mar. 23, 2015), applies the Delaware law of defamation in the context of a claim by one business vendor…
Rank this Week: 2491

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 30

    Financial Sector Legislation, Anti-terror Laws, Human Rights and the Indian Constitution

    Financial Sector Legislation, Anti-terror Laws, Human Rights and the Indian Constitution
    We all now know that the Supreme Court outlawed Section 66-A of the Information Technology Act in a recent order.  I wrote about the court's core findings in a column in the Mirror publications last Friday.I would have been remiss…
  • Mar 30

    Corporate Benevolence: Companies May Accept Gifts, and Tax Free

    Corporate Benevolence: Companies May Accept Gifts, and Tax Free
    [The following post is contributed by Vinod Kothari of Vinod Kothari & Co. The author can be contacted at vinod@vinodkothari.com.]When it comes the law imposing a requirement of spending on corporate social responsibility (CSR), which is…
  • Mar 29

    SEBI Guidelines for International Finance Centre

    SEBI Guidelines for International Finance Centre
    [The following post is contributed by Yogesh Chande, who is an Associate Partner with Economic Laws Practice, Advocates & Solicitors. Views of the author are personal.]The report (2007) of the High Powered Expert Committee (HPEC) on…
Rank this Week: 1376

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

Swiss blawg covering a broad range of Swiss and international laws.

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Mar 30

    Schweiz und EU paraphieren Abkommen für den AIA in Steuersachen

    Schweiz und EU paraphieren Abkommen für den AIA in Steuersachen
    Die Schweiz und die EU haben am 19. März 2015 in Brüssel ein Abkommen zur Einführung des globalen Standards für den AIA in Steuersachen paraphiert. In einer gemeinsamen Erklärung haben die Vertragsparteien…
  • Mar 27

    Corporate Governance aus Sicht der FINMA

    Corporate Governance aus Sicht der FINMA
    Mark Branson, Direktor der Eidgenössischen Finanzmarktaufsicht FINMA, hat an der 12. Zürcher Aktienrechtstagung ein Referat über die Aufsichtspraxis und die Erwartungen der FINMA im Bereich der Corporate Governance gehalten.…
  • Mar 25

    Neue Public Private Partnership: Bund und Swiss Cyber Experts gehen gemeinsam gegen künftige Cyber-Bedrohungen vor

    Neue Public Private Partnership: Bund und Swiss Cyber Experts gehen gemeinsam gegen künftige Cyber-Bedrohungen vor
    Gemäss Medienmitteilung vom 24. März 2015 sind der Bund und der Verein "Swiss Cyber Experts" eine Public Private Partnership eingegangen. Mit der 2013 verabschiedeten "Nationalen Strategie zum Schutz der Schweiz vor Cyber-Risiken…
Rank this Week: 2058

Maryland Business Law Developments

Maryland Business Law Developments

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

http://marylandbusinesslawdevelopments.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 30

    Walton v. Network Solutions (Ct. of Special Appeals)

    Walton v. Network Solutions (Ct. of Special Appeals)
    Filed: February 26, 2015Opinion By: Michael W. ReedHolding: Appellant, Jeffrey Walton, failed to allege facts sufficiently specific to substantiate his claims against Appellee, Network Solutions, for violating either the Maryland Commercial…
  • Mar 26

    Bank of Commerce v. Maryland Financial Bank (Maryland U.S.D.C.)

    Bank of Commerce v. Maryland Financial Bank (Maryland U.S.D.C.)
    Filed: March 2, 2015Opinion by: Ellen Lipton HollanderHoldings:  The meaning of a contractual provision is not discerned by reading it in isolation, but by recognizing its relation to the other terms of the complete contractual…
  • Mar 23

    Karen R. Goozh v. Howard Richmond

    Karen R. Goozh v. Howard Richmond
    Filed: July 8, 2014Opinion by: Ronald B. RubinHolding: A stockholders’ agreement that expired upon the “dissolution” of the company was terminated when the company was administratively dissolved for failure to file a regular…
Rank this Week: 4025

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/
  • Mar 30

    Beware of Potential Tax Return Fraud

    Beware of Potential Tax Return Fraud
    Many doctors and health practitioners around the nation are experiencing tax return fraud issues. Tax return fraud occurs when another person or entity fraudulently files a tax return for another individual, looking to receive the…
  • Mar 5

    IRS Issues Notice Regarding PPACA Excise Tax

    IRS Issues Notice Regarding PPACA Excise Tax
    Part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) efforts to reduce healthcare costs include an excise tax on health insurers that provide benefits to employees above a threshold limit. This tax is designed to…
  • Mar 2

    Update to FMLA Definition of “Spouse”

    Update to FMLA Definition of “Spouse”
    The Department of Labor (“DOL”) has updated selected regulations to the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). The updates change the definition of spouse to mean: “husband or wife refers to the other person with…
Rank this Week: 1638

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

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

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1770

Maryland Business Litigation…

Maryland Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers taxes and business law. By Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin and White.

http://www.marylandbusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    HUD Regulations Preempt Maryland Real Estate Code

    HUD Regulations Preempt Maryland Real Estate Code
    Silverman|Thompson|Slutkin|White real estate litigation attorneys succeeded in obtaining summary judgment on behalf of the private owner of a project-based Section 8 housing project in a breach of lease action pending in the Circuit Court for…
  • Mar 2

    Kochhar v. Bansal: Court of Special Appeals' Decision Sheds Light on Bankruptcy Issue

    Kochhar v. Bansal: Court of Special Appeals' Decision Sheds Light on Bankruptcy Issue
    Civil litigators know that the impending bankruptcy of an opponent is bad news for any lawsuit that’s ongoing or in the works: Bankruptcy operates as an automatic stay of any state-court litigation against the debtor until the…
  • Feb 13

    When the MIA Comes A'Knocking...

    When the MIA Comes A'Knocking...
    The Maryland Insurance Administration, or the MIA, is charged with regulating the insurance industry in Maryland. Its responsibilities include issuing licenses to insurance professionals, developing policy, and drafting regulations.
Rank this Week: 3555

Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

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

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Drafting Employee Handbook Policies That Pass NLRB Muster

    Drafting Employee Handbook Policies That Pass NLRB Muster
    By Brian Mumaugh All employers, union and non-union alike, should think about making a thorough review of their employee handbook and policies in light of a recent report on employer workplace rules by the National Labor Relations Board’s…
  • Mar 27

    FMLA Same-Sex Spouse Rule On Hold

    FMLA Same-Sex Spouse Rule On Hold
    By Joanna Vilos A federal judge in Texas has temporarily put on hold the new rule expanding the definition of “spouse” under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Set to go into effect today, the final rule changes recognition of…
  • Mar 26

    Supreme Court: Pregnant Worker With Lifting Restrictions May Continue Lawsuit

    Supreme Court: Pregnant Worker With Lifting Restrictions May Continue Lawsuit
    By Jude Biggs In a divided decision, on March 25, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court released a long-awaited ruling involving a pregnant worker’s claim under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). In its ruling, the Court held that the worker…
Rank this Week: 1593

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Insider Trading Case Involves Legal Secretary

    Insider Trading Case Involves Legal Secretary
    If you think insider trading cases only involve high level executives passing secret information to fellow wealthy businessmen during cigar smoke filled friendly poker games, you’d be mistaken. These cases can follow disclosures by low…
  • Mar 23

    Does Your Company Have a Future Without You?

    Does Your Company Have a Future Without You?
    Do you want your business to outlast you? What will happen if you become disabled or not well enough to continue to manage it? These can be tough questions to think about because they require some thought about unpleasant topics, such as…
  • Mar 16

    When is a California Case Not a California Case? Non-Compete Agreements and Choice of Venue

    When is a California Case Not a California Case? Non-Compete Agreements and Choice of Venue
    It’s not uncommon for businesses to incorporate under Delaware law even if they have no contact with that state. Delaware law is considered more business friendly than California law. In one case a business in California, incorporated…
Rank this Week: 2012

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

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

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
  • Mar 30

    Meet the Money® National Hotel Finance & Investment Conference – May 4-6, 2015 in Los Angele

    Meet the Money® National Hotel Finance & Investment Conference – May 4-6, 2015 in Los Angele
    30 March 2015 Meet the Money® National Hotel Finance & Investment Conference May 4-6, 2015 in Los Angeles The window of opportunity is open – choosing the right deals LOS ANGELES–Meet the Money® 2015 will mark the 25th…
  • Mar 19

    JMBM has sourced more than $700 million of EB-5 financing for new development project

    JMBM has sourced more than $700 million of EB-5 financing for new development project
    18 March 2015 Click here for the latest articles on EB-5 Financing.    The buzz continues on EB-5 financing for development projects. EB-5 financing is an important and viable source of construction financing for hotels, hotel…
  • Feb 12

    Succession planning for the family-owned hospitality busine

    Succession planning for the family-owned hospitality busine
    12 February 2015 Succession planning for the family-owned hospitality business: protecting your family and your business The hospitality industry has been kind to families over the centuries, providing a good living for many, and significant…
Rank this Week: 2561

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/
  • Mar 30

    GAO: 28-Day Proposal Period Was Reasonable

    GAO: 28-Day Proposal Period Was Reasonable
    A 28-day period was sufficient time for offerors to prepare proposals in response to a solicitation for janitorial and mechanical services. In a recent decision, the GAO held that, under the circumstances of the procurement, it was…
  • Mar 27

    Introducing Koprince Law LLC

    Introducing Koprince Law LLC
    If you are a regular SmallGovCon reader, you might notice a few small changes on our blog–those dealing with our contact information.  I am pleased to announce the formation of Koprince Law LLC, which officially opens its doors for…
  • Mar 24

    SBA OHA: Providing Specifications & Funding Is Not “Manufacturing”

    SBA OHA: Providing Specifications & Funding Is Not “Manufacturing”
    A business was not engaged in “manufacturing” within the meaning of the SBA’s regulations where the firm provided another entity with specifications and financing, and the second entity produced the end item being acquired…
Rank this Week: 3420

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
  • Mar 30

    SUPER BOWL TICKET FRAUD?

    SUPER BOWL TICKET FRAUD?
    Every football fan dreams of watching his or her favorite team play in the Super Bowl. Attending that Super Bowl is an even bigger dream. As a Detroit Lions fan, I am not holding out much hope that I will ever have my dream fulfilled.…
  • Mar 27

    SCOTUS’ Tale of Two Trademarks: How a Happy Ending to IP Litigation Often Depends on Early Strategy Before USPTO

    SCOTUS’ Tale of Two Trademarks: How a Happy Ending to IP Litigation Often Depends on Early Strategy Before USPTO
    On March 24, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two decisions: Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers Dist. Council Constr. Industry Pension Fund, No. 13-435and, less the media darling, B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc., No. 13-352.…
  • Mar 24

    Reviewing the Rules of the Road following Uber’s 2015 Data Breach Response

    Reviewing the Rules of the Road following Uber’s 2015 Data Breach Response
    When I was sixteen, the rule was that I could not drive a car until I knew how to change a tire. My dad always reminded me that it is dangerous just to drive, but not knowing how you plan to fix a flat could cause you a lot of unnecessary…
Rank this Week: 1749

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/
  • Mar 30

    SUPER BOWL TICKET FRAUD?

    SUPER BOWL TICKET FRAUD?
    Every football fan dreams of watching his or her favorite team play in the Super Bowl. Attending that Super Bowl is an even bigger dream. As a Detroit Lions fan, I am not holding out much hope that I will ever have my dream fulfilled.…
  • Mar 27

    SCOTUS’ Tale of Two Trademarks: How a Happy Ending to IP Litigation Often Depends on Early Strategy Before USPTO

    SCOTUS’ Tale of Two Trademarks: How a Happy Ending to IP Litigation Often Depends on Early Strategy Before USPTO
    On March 24, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two decisions: Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers Dist. Council Constr. Industry Pension Fund, No. 13-435and, less the media darling, B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc., No. 13-352.…
  • Mar 24

    Reviewing the Rules of the Road following Uber’s 2015 Data Breach Response

    Reviewing the Rules of the Road following Uber’s 2015 Data Breach Response
    When I was sixteen, the rule was that I could not drive a car until I knew how to change a tire. My dad always reminded me that it is dangerous just to drive, but not knowing how you plan to fix a flat could cause you a lot of unnecessary…
Rank this Week: 2903

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
  • Mar 30

    Post-Dispute Adoption of Arbitration Bylaw Fail

    Post-Dispute Adoption of Arbitration Bylaw Fail
    The following is a guest blog post by Richard G. Burt. Mr. Burt provides legal services to new and established businesses, including forming business entities, negotiating and drafting agreements, and advising clients on business law issues.…
  • Mar 25

    To Tweet or Not to Tweet?

    To Tweet or Not to Tweet?
    As more attorneys are dipping their toes into the social media waters to network through LinkedIn and reach potential clients through Facebook, many are wondering whether they should also be using Twitter. There are definitely benefits…
  • Mar 23

    Profile in Practice: Agnieszka Adam

    Profile in Practice: Agnieszka Adam
    As part of CEB’s commitment to bringing together California’s legal community, here’s a short interview with one of your fellow attorneys, Agnieszka Adams: CEB: What is your practice area and how did you choose it?…
Rank this Week: 1655

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

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

http://www.canadianappeals.com
Rank this Week: 3745

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Mar 30

    Are Harder Fights for Trademark Registrations Ahead?

    Are Harder Fights for Trademark Registrations Ahead?
    A recent decision of the Supreme Court creates broader effect for decisions of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”), suggesting that parties may expend greater effort and expense in opposition and cancellation actions…
  • Mar 27

    What should I know about the proposed bill that imposes penalty on Kentucky construction contractors who misclassify employees?

    What should I know about the proposed bill that imposes penalty on Kentucky construction contractors who misclassify employees?
    In the new Louisville Business First Legal Forum Column, BGD attorney Steven A. Brehm discussed what employers should know about the proposed bill that imposes penalty on Kentucky construction contractors who misclassify employees.…
  • Mar 26

    We Have Videotaped Proof! Can We Discharge Him Now?

    We Have Videotaped Proof! Can We Discharge Him Now?
    How much proof is enough to avoid liability/litigation? This question haunts many employers who may be frustrated by employees skipping work or abusing leaves of absence. In a recent case, an employer had a videotape of an employee tending to…
Rank this Week: 2121

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/
  • Mar 30

    Chris Mercer on Unlocking Private Company Wealth

    Chris Mercer on Unlocking Private Company Wealth
    Renowned business appraiser Chris Mercer has written a book called Unlocking Private Company Wealth that's must reading for business owners and their advisors who should be concerned about wealth management and ownership transition for the…
  • Mar 23

    Court Denies Mandatory Injunctive Relief in Battle for Control of Family Busine

    Court Denies Mandatory Injunctive Relief in Battle for Control of Family Busine
    The intensely personal dynamic of a family business divorce can lead to a multitude of applications to the court for interim relief in an effort to gain the higher ground financially and psychologically. This week's New York Business Divorce…
  • Mar 16

    Not Your Father’s Derivative Action

    Not Your Father’s Derivative Action
    This week's New York Business Divorce travels upstate, to Buffalo, where a most interesting dispute between 50/50 members of a realty company has played out in litigation before Justice Timothy Walker, focusing on the rights of the…
Rank this Week: 1455

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

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

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 2465

Pension Risk Matters

Pension Risk Matters

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

http://www.pensionriskmatters.com/
  • Mar 29

    Investment Committee Teamwork

    Investment Committee Teamwork
    Watching the Rockettes dancing in sync to foot-stomping music this weekend was a good reminder that team work requires attention and commitment. My guess is that these ladies can't miss a step and expect to stay employed for too long. It's…
  • Mar 25

    Pension Risk Governance Blog Still Going Strong After Nine Year

    Pension Risk Governance Blog Still Going Strong After Nine Year
    Nine years today marked the debut of www.pensionriskmatters.com. Since then, I am proud to say that traffic has steadily grown, with continued feedback and suggestions about all sorts of topics. I am deeply grateful to visitors to this…
  • Mar 17

    Not Everyone Gets a Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow

    Not Everyone Gets a Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow
    On March 17, the Irish and "Irish-at-heart" happily celebrate St. Patrick's Day, wear the green and look forward to a productive twelve months, after which the festivities can begin anew. Yet March 17 this year brought gloomy headlines for…
Rank this Week: 3136

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

Offers business trial law with a sense of humor. By Barry Barnett.

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Mar 29

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 3: What Counts as a Well?

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 3: What Counts as a Well?
    Short-payment of royalties Today we come to number three in Blawgletter's seven-part series on The Hottest Oil & Gas Claims for 2015, a paper that we presented at the 66th Annual Oil & Gas Conference in Houston. The third topic...
  • Mar 25

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 2: New Drilling Technology

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 2: New Drilling Technology
    Breach of covenant to administer lease -- must the operator use the latest drilling and completion technology? Today Blawgletter continues our seven-part series from the 66th Annual Oil & Gas Law Conference in Houston with part 2. We turn…
  • Mar 24

    Flimsy Opinions and Securities Fraud

    Flimsy Opinions and Securities Fraud
    False opinions Giving a knowingly false opinion about a public company can expose the company and its insiders to liability for securities fraud under federal law. But what about an opinion that they truly believe but for which they have...
Rank this Week: 2418

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
  • Mar 29

    Importer Pasternak Answers and Counterclaims Against Vignerons de la Méditerranée

    Importer Pasternak Answers and Counterclaims Against Vignerons de la Méditerranée
    In January, On Reserve reported that Vignerons de la Méditerranée (“VM”) filed a complaint in the Supreme Court of the State of New York County of Westchester against Harrison-based importer Pasternak Wine…
  • Mar 16

    Are AUREA and FINCA AUREA Confusingly Similar for Wine?

    Are AUREA and FINCA AUREA Confusingly Similar for Wine?
    Applicant Roberto Oreste Antonio Busnelli sought to register the mark FINCA AUREA on the Principal Register in standard characters, with FINCA disclaimed in International Class Type 33.  See In re Roberto Oreste Antonio Busnelli,…
  • Mar 16

    A Sight To See: Somerston Estate in Napa Valley

    A Sight To See: Somerston Estate in Napa Valley
    Last week I had the long overdue pleasure of spending some time in Napa Valley.  It was a short trip but a special one.  And well-timed too, with much of the North East covered in snow and slush. Special thanks to Somerston…
Rank this Week: 1885

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/
  • Mar 28

    Criminal Intent: Use of the Wrong Deposit Book

    Criminal Intent: Use of the Wrong Deposit Book
    An Oklahoma funeral director faces serious prison time over the deposit of preneed funds to his business operating account.  The Oklahoma Department of Insurance decided to go to a local prosecutor when a Department audit found the…
  • Mar 21

    NPS’ Legacy of Damages: No One Knows How Deep the Waters Were

    NPS’ Legacy of Damages: No One Knows How Deep the Waters Were
    When NPS first collapsed, the estimate of the company’s liabilities to funeral homes was reported to have been as much as a billion dollars.  When the SDR finally brought the case to trial, the damages awarded by the jury were less…
  • Mar 15

    NPS Trustees: Standard of Care for Investment

    NPS Trustees: Standard of Care for Investment
    Now that a judgment has been rendered against Allegiant Bank, the NPS litigation will move on to the appeal stage where the focus will be on R.S.Mo. Section 436.031.  The NPS trustees universally argued that this provision of the…
Rank this Week: 1331

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
  • Mar 27

    Raging Bitch Lawsuit: Liquor Control Commissioners “In Heat” Over Flying Dog Label Rejection

    Raging Bitch Lawsuit: Liquor Control Commissioners “In Heat” Over Flying Dog Label Rejection
    Does the First Amendment extend to your brewery’s beer labels? You bet. Congratulations goes to Maryland’s Flying Dog Brewery for a big win this month. Unlike the brewery trademark disputes we’re used to seeing hit…
  • Mar 3

    Avoiding a Brewery Trademark Dispute: Here’s How.

    Avoiding a Brewery Trademark Dispute: Here’s How.
    The latest brewery trademark dispute has the same notes, just a different rhythm. This time the matter involves Austin, Texas-based brewery Oasis and the much larger New Belgium. I spoke with Ronnie Crocker at the Houston Chronicle, who wrote…
  • Feb 18

    The 2015 Beer Tax Bills: Insight and Coverage

    The 2015 Beer Tax Bills: Insight and Coverage
    I want to point you to excellent reporting by Chris Drosner (aka the Beer Baron) over at the Wisconsin State Journal on the potential impact of the two competing beer tax bills. Check out his article here. We covered the Beer…
Rank this Week: 4988

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 27

    Non-Dischargeability of Intentional Fraudulent Transfer

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

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

    PROCEED CAREFULLY WITH MALICIOUS PROSECUTION ACTIONS ARISING OUT OF FAMILY LAW COURT MATTERS
    As a general rule, California malicious prosecution actions are dicey propositions insofar as they always subject the plaintiff to a potential Anti-SLAPP motion from the defendant pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure section…
  • Feb 19

    Proper Venue to File California Lawsuit

    Proper Venue to File California Lawsuit
    Some seem to think that a creditor plaintiff always has to sue to collect a debt in the debtor defendant’s county of domicile.  While the latter’s county is proper venue, it may not be the only proper venue.  There may…
Rank this Week: 4680

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
  • Mar 27

    May a Minor Form an LLC?

    May a Minor Form an LLC?
    This post – asking “May a minor form an LLC?” – is a companion to May a Minor Form a Corporation? I have been wanting to write this post for more than two years, ever  since writing the corporation post referenced…
  • Mar 20

    Fraudulent Takedown Notice Leads to $25,000 Judgment

    Fraudulent Takedown Notice Leads to $25,000 Judgment
    Earlier this month, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ordered the author of a fraudulent takedown notice under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to pay more than $25,000. U.K. Student Journalist Oliver Hotham…
  • Feb 20

    Why do legal documents use Shall rather than Will?

    Why do legal documents use Shall rather than Will?
    This post, about why many legal documents use Shall rather than Will, is based on a Quora answer that I wrote. See Why was “should” substituted for “would” in the 1800s? For example, why did people say, “I should…
Rank this Week: 4017

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/
  • Mar 27

    New Seattle Minimum Wage Law Goes Into Effect April 1

    New Seattle Minimum Wage Law Goes Into Effect April 1
    Last time we wrote about the new Seattle minimum wage ordinance, we discussed how the International Franchise Association (IFA) filed a federal lawsuit claiming that the ordinance unfairly discriminates against franchisees. The IFA was asking…
  • Mar 23

    When is a loan subject to securities regulations?

    When is a loan subject to securities regulations?
    Background What is a security? Securities are contracts for an interest in a company, sometimes called an “investment contract.” A typical example of a security transaction is the sale of company stock in exchange for cash. The…
  • Mar 18

    Why You Should Consider a Social Purpose Corporation When Choosing Your Business Entity Type

    Why You Should Consider a Social Purpose Corporation When Choosing Your Business Entity Type
    Prior to the emergence of the Washington social purpose corporation (“SPC”) and similar corporate forms in other states, entrepreneurs who wanted to build for-profit companies with specific social values faced a dilemma. They…
Rank this Week: 2908

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Covers government contract issues including contract formation, strategies, bid protests and contract interpretation. By Crowell Moring.

http://www.governmentcontractslegalforum.com/
Rank this Week: 4925

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/
  • Mar 27

    Twitter Defends Newest Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

    Twitter Defends Newest Gender Discrimination Lawsuit
    Allegations of gender discrimination in Silicon Valley are nothing new. High profile lawsuits have already been filed against several tech companies. Now a former Twitter employee has filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against her former…
  • Mar 13

    David Copperfield Prepares to Settle Wage Dispute

    David Copperfield Prepares to Settle Wage Dispute
    Illusionist David Copperfield is poised to settle a wage dispute with employees. For the last several years, Copperfield has performed a magic show at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. The Las Vegas show is a major tourist attraction and…
  • Feb 27

    37 California School Districts Agree to Settle Lawsuit Regarding Elementary School Physical Education Requirement

    37 California School Districts Agree to Settle Lawsuit Regarding Elementary School Physical Education Requirement
    In a post in August, 2014 (HERE), the California Business Litigation blog wrote about a lawsuit filed by Cal200. That suit alleged that many school districts in California were failing to meet the elementary school standard for PE of 200…
Rank this Week: 1074

The Virtual Attorney Blog

The Virtual Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and business law. By Michael Brennan.

http://thevirtualattorney.com/blog
  • Mar 27

    An Interview with Financial Planner Brian Plain

    An Interview with Financial Planner Brian Plain
    As any estate planning attorney will attest to, financial planners are some of our strongest allies when we work to help clients ensure that their futures and families are well taken care of. But, not all advisors are alike. Some charge flat…
  • Mar 11

    Brian Plain CFP | The Alternative Advisor Podcast

    Brian Plain CFP | The Alternative Advisor Podcast
    As an estate planning attorney, I find myself working with clients to protect certain aspects of their financial life at a very high level, meaning, that while we work together to establish the framework that ensures the client and his or her…
  • Feb 9

    Safekeeping Estate Planning Document

    Safekeeping Estate Planning Document
    Drafting a complete estate plan can give a person peace of mind in the assurance that he and his loved ones will be taken care of should disability or death come knocking. One of the most common questions I get as an estate planning attorney…
Rank this Week: 3457

Kirk Sanders Law Blog

Kirk Sanders Law Blog

Covers North Carolina business and personal injury issues.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blogs/kirksanderslaw
  • Mar 27

    Lawyer Weekly: Bill to Repeal Map Act NC

    Lawyer Weekly: Bill to Repeal Map Act NC
    Tags: Map Act NCinverse condemnation attorney NCRepublican lawmakers are working on House Bill 183 to repeal the controversial Map Act. (see link below to Lawyers Weekly article) The Map Act saves the NC Department of Transportation…
  • Mar 27

    Inverse Condemnation NC- Greensboro Urban Loop

    Inverse Condemnation NC- Greensboro Urban Loop
    Tags: greensboro urban loopinverse condemnation NCArticle discussing recent lawsuit by 3 Guilford County owners against the NC DOT Website for www.takingland.com: http://takingland.com/greensboro-urban-loop-inverse-condemnation/
  • Mar 24

    Independent Contractor or Employee Test

    Independent Contractor or Employee Test
    Tags: IRS Independent Contractor TestCorporate attorney North CarolinaMany times employers ask whether they need to declare a person an independent contractor or an employee. The IRS has a test to help with that. Employers need to use…
Rank this Week: 3189

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Covers North Carolina law.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blog
  • Mar 27

    Lawyer Weekly: Bill to Repeal Map Act NC

    Lawyer Weekly: Bill to Repeal Map Act NC
    Tags: Map Act NCinverse condemnation attorney NCRepublican lawmakers are working on House Bill 183 to repeal the controversial Map Act. (see link below to Lawyers Weekly article) The Map Act saves the NC Department of Transportation…
  • Mar 27

    Inverse Condemnation NC- Greensboro Urban Loop

    Inverse Condemnation NC- Greensboro Urban Loop
    Tags: greensboro urban loopinverse condemnation NCArticle discussing recent lawsuit by 3 Guilford County owners against the NC DOT Website for www.takingland.com: http://takingland.com/greensboro-urban-loop-inverse-condemnation/
  • Mar 24

    Independent Contractor or Employee Test

    Independent Contractor or Employee Test
    Tags: IRS Independent Contractor TestCorporate attorney North CarolinaMany times employers ask whether they need to declare a person an independent contractor or an employee. The IRS has a test to help with that. Employers need to use…
Rank this Week: 3098

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: 2824

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business transactions, start-ups, and mergers. By Structure Law Group, LLP.

http://www.sanjosebusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    What is the Difference between a General Partnership and Limited Partnership?

    What is the Difference between a General Partnership and Limited Partnership?
    Limited partners, however, are not able to participate in the management of the business, and their liability is limited to their investment in the business or as otherwise provided in their partnership agreement. If a limited partner steps…
  • Mar 20

    California Law: Meal and Rest Break

    California Law: Meal and Rest Break
    Unlike rest breaks, meal breaks are unpaid under California law. The employee should still be relived of all duties and be allowed to leave the premises. Employees are entitled to the following meal periods in a workday:
  • Mar 13

    Protecting Yourself When a Lawsuit is Coming

    Protecting Yourself When a Lawsuit is Coming
    When gathering all documents relevant to the incident, it’s important to remember that documents aren’t only on paper. It’s estimated that 95 percent of newly created “documents” are electronic in today’s…
Rank this Week: 4643

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
Rank this Week: 1687

Footnoted

Footnoted

Reports on actionable information in SEC filings.

http://www.footnoted.com/
  • Mar 27

    An inverse relationship at J.C. Penney

    An inverse relationship at J.C. Penney
    Before he was replaced as CEO, Marvin Ullman was a very avid user of JC Penney's corporate jet for personal travel.
  • Mar 18

    Hunting for Perks in Proxy Season

    Hunting for Perks in Proxy Season
    Proxy season invariably means the disclosure of some unique perks, including a hunting lodge at ArcBest.
  • Feb 24

    Goldman Sachs says “People are People”

    Goldman Sachs says “People are People”
    An interesting new disclosure in Goldman Sach's 405-page 10-K notes that the company's made up of humans.
Rank this Week: 2081