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CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Jul 1

    What’s NOT Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege?

    What’s NOT Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege?
    The attorney-client privilege (Evid C §§950–962) protects a client from disclosure of confidential communications between attorney and client. But not every communication between attorney and client is protected. Do you know…
  • Jun 29

    First Case Under RULLCA Highlights Important New Remedy

    First Case Under RULLCA Highlights Important New Remedy
    The following is a guest blog post by Michael J. Thomas, a solo practitioner and founder of Creative Vision Legal, a Bay Area law firm offering legal services tailored to artists, musicians, and small business owners.  Finally,…
  • Jun 26

    2 Reasons to Go for Defendant’s Default

    2 Reasons to Go for Defendant’s Default
    A default occurs when a defendant served with a complaint doesn’t file the appropriate response within the time allowed. CCP §§585–586. After a defendant is in default, a plaintiff may file a request for entry of default…
Rank this Week: 2319

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    What is a GRAT?

    What is a GRAT?
    A GRAT is a Grantor Retained Annuity Trust and is a special type of irrevocable trust that allows the settlor, or trust maker, to transfer assets to this trust and receive an annual annuity payment for a certain amount of years. When the term…
  • Jun 30

    How to terminate a rental agreement in Florida

    How to terminate a rental agreement in Florida
    If a tenant does not pay rent in Florida, a landlord can evict the tenant if he or she follows the correct procedures as defined in the Florida statutes. Florida law no longer allows “self-help” evictions, which few states…
  • Jun 30

    Funding a trust with out of state property

    Funding a trust with out of state property
        A living trust, revocable trust, or asset protection trust can be a great estate planning tool that offers a number of benefits, such as allowing assets to pass to beneficiaries without going through probate and avoid the claims…
Rank this Week: 528

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    UK ad regulator disapproves of negative puffery

    UK ad regulator disapproves of negative puffery
    One big difference between the US and the EU in comparative advertising is that what we would consider negative puffery, like "overpriced," the EU bans as not sufficiently objective.  In this ASA adjudication, the advertiser both ran a…
  • Jun 30

    Trademark scholars roundtable: the consumer in different context

    Trademark scholars roundtable: the consumer in different context
    Session 3:  The Consumer in Different Trade Mark ContextsDo the questions that we have looked at in the first two sessions vary in different trademark and adjacent contexts? Is assessment of the reaction of the average consumer in trade…
  • Jun 30

    DMCA exemption followup

    DMCA exemption followup
    The OTW/EFF response to the Copyright Office’s additional questions, filed yesterday, is now available.  Of note, the Copyright Office asked us about the extent to which K-12 students and teachers were covered by the existing…
Rank this Week: 2184

Austin Business Lawyer

Austin Business Lawyer

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

http://www.austinbusinesslawyer.info
  • Jun 30

    Tax Tips For Students With Summer Job

    Tax Tips For Students With Summer Job
    Here are some tips students should know about summer jobs and taxes:Withholding and Estimated Tax.  If you are an employee, your employer withholds tax from your paychecks. If you are self-employed, you may have to pay estimated tax…
  • Jun 30

    Applicable Federal Rates Published

    Applicable Federal Rates Published
    Revenue Ruling 2015-15 provides various prescribed rates for federal income tax purposes including the applicable federal interest rates, the adjusted applicable federal interest rates, the adjusted federal long-term rate, the adjusted…
  • Jun 29

    Federal And State Tax And Estate Planning Benefits Now Extended To Same Sex Couple

    Federal And State Tax And Estate Planning Benefits Now Extended To Same Sex Couple
    Here is a brief summary of some of the tax and estate planning benefits now available to same sex couples in all states.Income taxes. Married same-sex couples can now file joint state income tax returns, which typically leads to a lower tax …
Rank this Week: 1868

Autolaw

Autolaw

Covers issues and legal challenges facing California auto dealers. By Chris Bruni.

http://autolaw.typepad.com/autolaw/
  • Jun 30

    Grind It Out

    Grind It Out
    Ever think about a brake grinder? It's a stand alone tool. Not much too it. Turn it on, it spins. Not much harm there. But when you use it to grind brakes, and the brakes contain asbestos, well in California,...
  • Apr 30

    Locked Out

    Locked Out
    Sometimes expert witnesses win cases, or at least help win important motions before the court. A California Federal Court judge reinforced this theory last week. The case involved claims against American Honda for allegedly selling cars with…
  • Mar 31

    Hit the Brake

    Hit the Brake
    I recently came across an interesting case filed in New York. An auto mechanic brought suit against Ford USA for exposure to asbestos containing brake parts stemming from his work as a mechanic in Ireland. Ford filed a motion for...
Rank this Week: 446

Consumer Class Lawyers Blog

Consumer Class Lawyers Blog

Covers business and injury law. By Cafferty Clobes Meriwether & Sprengel LLP.

http://www.consumerclasslawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Benjamin Moore Arborcoat Bubbles, Peels, Cracks, and Fade

    Benjamin Moore Arborcoat Bubbles, Peels, Cracks, and Fade
    Visitors to the blog are well aware of our concern with (supposedly) durable acrylic deck stains marketed by Rust-Oleum, Olympic and Behr. The story goes that instead of having to re-stain your deck every year in order to preserve your wood,…
  • Jun 10

    Flushable Wipes Anything But

    Flushable Wipes Anything But
    The moist wipe industry is big business in United States.  In 2012, flushable wipes accounted for about 14 percent of the $4 billion wet wipes market. Almost any manufacturer in the toilet paper game makes a “flushable”…
  • Apr 7

    Behr Premium DeckOver®: Although it should Last Years, it Bubbles, Peels, Cracks, and Fades in Month

    Behr Premium DeckOver®: Although it should Last Years, it Bubbles, Peels, Cracks, and Fades in Month
    Staining your deck is a tough task. As anyone who’s done it knows (this author included), staining is time-consuming, expensive and difficult. You have to wash and clean your deck, make sure the weather will hold for days, and then…
Rank this Week: 1891

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

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

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    New Pennsylvania Law on Business Entity Transactions Effective July 1, 2015

    New Pennsylvania Law on Business Entity Transactions Effective July 1, 2015
    New provisions to Pennsylvania law relating to corporations and unincorporated associations will become effective July 1, 2015. The provisions became law on October 22, 2014 via Pennsylvania Act 172. The primary goal of the new law is to…
  • Jun 17

    Time to Start Thinking About Filing an Annual Tax Assessment Appeal

    Time to Start Thinking About Filing an Annual Tax Assessment Appeal
    It is that time again to start thinking about whether you want to file an assessment appeal challenging the assessed value of your real estate.  Property taxes are based on the assessed value of real estate, and the assessed value of the…
  • May 29

    I’m 30 Years Old, Married, an Attorney, and I Just Got My Estate Plan in Order

    I’m 30 Years Old, Married, an Attorney, and I Just Got My Estate Plan in Order
    I know, I know. I first learned about the value of an estate plan in my second-year trusts and estates class…seven years ago. I’ve been practicing law for almost five years. And despite recommending the importance of estate…
Rank this Week: 4131

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
  • Jun 30

    More Oil for a Slippery Slope: Quebec Court of Appeal Authorizes Class Action Against the Vehicle Manufacturer KIA

    More Oil for a Slippery Slope: Quebec Court of Appeal Authorizes Class Action Against the Vehicle Manufacturer KIA
    By Emira Tufo On June 12th, in Martel c. KIA Canada inc. (2015 QCCA 1033), the Quebec Court of Appeal reversed a ruling of the Superior Court which had refused to authorize a class action against a vehicle manufacturer, KIA, for allegedly…
  • Jun 18

    The SCC Monitor (18/06/2015)

    The SCC Monitor (18/06/2015)
    A Commentary on Recent Legal Developments by the Canadian Appeals MonitorBy Sam Rogers The Supreme Court of Canada has recently dismissed two leave applications and granted leave in one case that will be of interest to our readers. These…
  • Jun 16

    Melting Pot or Mosaic? The Ongoing Culture Shift since Hryniak

    Melting Pot or Mosaic? The Ongoing Culture Shift since Hryniak
    By Kelli McAllister Over the past year, courts across Canada have responded to the Supreme Court of Canada’s clarion call in Hryniak v Mauldin (“Hryniak”) for a culture shift to promote access to justice including through…
Rank this Week: 3715

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/
  • Jun 30

    New Overtime Rules: $970 Per Week Salary Proposed For White Collar Exemptions in 2016

    New Overtime Rules: $970 Per Week Salary Proposed For White Collar Exemptions in 2016
    By R. Calder Huntington The minimum weekly salary for exempt employees will be raised from the current $455 to a likely $970 in 2016, if the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) overtime pay revisions go into effect as proposed. In its…
  • Jun 26

    Same-Sex Marriage Equality: What Employers Need to Know After Obergefell

    Same-Sex Marriage Equality: What Employers Need to Know After Obergefell
    By Sarah Wisor Same-sex couples have a Constitutional right to marry and have their marriages recognized nationwide. In a 5-to-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court concluded that states are required to license a marriage between two people of…
  • Jun 25

    Affordable Care Act Survives Challenge: Tax Credits Available For Federal Exchange

    Affordable Care Act Survives Challenge: Tax Credits Available For Federal Exchange
    By Bret Busacker To avoid an economic “death spiral” of insurance markets, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that tax credits are available to individuals in states that have a federal exchange under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care…
Rank this Week: 2443

Pleasanton Business & Commercial…

Pleasanton Business & Commercial Law Blog

Covers Pleasanton business and commercial law. By Law Offices of James G. Schwartz P.C.

http://www.jgschwartzlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2356

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/
  • Jun 30

    Is Your Business Ready for FLSA Changes?

    Is Your Business Ready for FLSA Changes?
    Last night President Obama announced that his administration is going to increase the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) overtime exemption threshold from $23,660 to $50,400 next year. We have been anticipating this for more than a…
  • Jun 16

    Can Offering Better Employee Benefits Help Attract Better Customers?

    Can Offering Better Employee Benefits Help Attract Better Customers?
    Throughout my career I have worked with hundreds of executives and business owners and have seen that the old adage “treat your employees as well as you treat your best customers” to be sage advice.  It seems that the fast…
  • Jun 12

    How Not to Get Uber’d

    How Not to Get Uber’d
    Imagine losing your most highly skilled and talented employee.  Now imagine losing 40 of your most highly skilled and talented employees. Could your business survive? That’s exactly what happened when Uber poached 40 of Carnegie…
Rank this Week: 2948

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

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

    VGer Kanton Bern 100.2013.247U: Abgrenzung des Privateigentum

    VGer Kanton Bern 100.2013.247U: Abgrenzung des Privateigentum
    Das Verwaltungsgericht (VGer) des Kantons Bern hatte im vorliegenden Fall (Urteil 100.2013.247U vom 23. April 2015) im Zusammenhang mit der Kostenverteilung im Rahmen wissenschaftlicher Untersuchungen (insb. Ausgrabungsarbeiten einer…
  • Jun 29

    EDÖB: Tätigkeitsbericht 2014/2015 veröffentlicht

    EDÖB: Tätigkeitsbericht 2014/2015 veröffentlicht
    Am 29. Juni 2015 hat der Eidgenössische Datenschutz- und Öffentlichkeitsbeauftragte (EDÖB) seinen 22. Tätigkeitsbericht für den Zeitraum 1. April 2014 bis 31. März 2015 veröffentlicht. Der…
  • Jun 26

    BGer 5A_552/2014: Das Akteneinsichtsrecht gemäss Art. 8a SchKG im Zivilprozess gegen die Konkursmasse

    BGer 5A_552/2014: Das Akteneinsichtsrecht gemäss Art. 8a SchKG im Zivilprozess gegen die Konkursmasse
    Gegenüber einer Aktiengesellschaft wurde der Konkurs eröffnet. Die Konkursmasse der Gesellschaft erhob gegen die ehemalige Revisionsstelle Klage wegen Verantwortlichkeit. Daraufhin erhob die Revisionsstelle bei der Konkursmasse das…
Rank this Week: 1566

The Virginia Business Litigation…

The Virginia Business Litigation Blog

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

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Jun 30

    The Obergefell Effect On Employment

    The Obergefell Effect On Employment
    On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ("SCOTUS") decided the 5-4 landmark decision, Obergefell v. Hodges, No. 14-556 (June 26, 2015). What's so important about this case, which has resulted in nationwide parades, rainbow…
  • Jun 22

    False Advertising Claims May Be Based on Implied Falsity

    False Advertising Claims May Be Based on Implied Falsity
    In a false advertising case brought under the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1125(a), a manufacturer of furniture coverings claimed that an advertisement placed in a trade magazine by a major furniture manufacturer was false and misleading.…
  • May 15

    One Racist Act May Be Enough to Support a Title VII Claim

    One Racist Act May Be Enough to Support a Title VII Claim
    Virginia employers take note: even one racial slur (or sexist comment) by one employee to another can subject you to legal liability under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("Title VII"), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-3(a). Title VII…
Rank this Week: 4182

DBL Law Blog

DBL Law Blog

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

http://www.dbllaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4737

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/
  • Jun 30

    Domain Blocks Now Available for “.sucks” Domain Extension

    Domain Blocks Now Available for “.sucks” Domain Extension
    By Tom Langan. Earlier this year, over 550 new domain name extensions were created.  Examples include .basketball, .college, .miami, and .fishing.  Among the more controversial additions is “.sucks” which allows nearly…
  • Jun 25

    The Supreme Court PPACA Ruling and Your Taxe

    The Supreme Court PPACA Ruling and Your Taxe
    On June 25, 2015, the United States Supreme Court made headlines by ruling on King v. Burwell, No. 14-114, pertaining to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “Act”). At issue, whether the Internal Revenue Service…
  • May 28

    IRS System Compromised for 104,000 Individual

    IRS System Compromised for 104,000 Individual
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced that one of their systems has been hacked by organized criminals believed to be linked to one or more foreign countries. The system, “Get Transcript,” is traditionally used by…
Rank this Week: 2380

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

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

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Frequently Asked Questions about Regulation A+

    Frequently Asked Questions about Regulation A+
    Back in March, I wrote about proposed revisions to Regulation A, commonly known as “Regulation A+”, which were designed to implement Section 401 of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act). Since then, the SEC issued its…
  • May 27

    Should Founders Subject Themselves to a Vesting Schedule?

    Should Founders Subject Themselves to a Vesting Schedule?
    When advising startup clients, I frequently recommend that they subject the shares issued to their founders (as well as those issued to any equity-compensated employees and contractors) to a vesting schedule. This conversation often leads the…
  • Apr 29

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 21: No-Shop and Confidentiality Provision

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 21: No-Shop and Confidentiality Provision
    This post is the twenty-first and final in a series giving practical advice to startups with respect to understanding and negotiating a venture capital term sheet. In the prior twenty posts, we provided an introduction to…
Rank this Week: 2715

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/
  • Jun 30

    “And the Plaintiffs Don’t Have to Sue My Competitors Because? . . . .”

    “And the Plaintiffs Don’t Have to Sue My Competitors Because? . . . .”
    One of the pet peeves of antitrust defendants is that the joint-and-several liability rule often means that plaintiffs can pick and choose which defendants to sue. (Plaintiffs will say – that’s a design feature of the antitrust…
  • Jun 23

    SCOTUS Reaffirms that in Antitrust Cases, It Gives Less Deference to Precedent

    SCOTUS Reaffirms that in Antitrust Cases, It Gives Less Deference to Precedent
    Yesterday, in Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the rule first announced in Brulotte v. Thys Co., 379 U.S. 29 (1964), that a patentee cannot collect royalties on sales made after expiration of the patent. The…
  • Jun 16

    Is Antitrust Relevant for Startups, Emerging, and Non-Dominant Firms?

    Is Antitrust Relevant for Startups, Emerging, and Non-Dominant Firms?
    The answer is (surprise!) “yes.” There are a number of ways in which antitrust law is relevant to emerging and non-dominant companies. Those firms may: Need to deal with the dominant firms in their markets, including by (i)…
Rank this Week: 2675

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/
  • Jun 30

    Delaware Bans “Loser Pays” Bylaws & Authorizes Exclusive Forum Bylaw

    Delaware Bans “Loser Pays” Bylaws & Authorizes Exclusive Forum Bylaw
    The Delaware Governor has signed the latest Delaware amendments into law, taking effect on August 1st. We’re posting memos in our “Exclusive Forum Bylaws” Practice Area (also see this blog about whether the new law impacts…
  • Jun 26

    SEC Chair Speaks: Universal Proxy Ballots Coming?

    SEC Chair Speaks: Universal Proxy Ballots Coming?
    As reported by this WSJ article, SEC Chair White delivered this speech yesterday at the Society’s National Conference. In her speech – which focused on proxy-related matters – Chair White advised that she “asked the…
  • Jun 23

    Proxy Contests: Activist Influence Rising Despite Higher Company Win Rate

    Proxy Contests: Activist Influence Rising Despite Higher Company Win Rate
    According to this analysis by FactSet, proxy fight statistics so far for 2015 reveals an ongoing increase in activist influence. While the company win rate for proxy contests is up, so are settlements and non-proxy fight campaigns resulting…
Rank this Week: 2512

Contingency Business Litigation…

Contingency Business Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers foreclosure litigation, qui tam, insider trading and business lawsuits. By The Ferraro Law Firm.

http://www.contingencybusinesslitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Angie's List v. Amazon - Alleged Theft of Trade Secrets by Competitor

    Angie's List v. Amazon - Alleged Theft of Trade Secrets by Competitor
    For many companies, trade secrets are essential to the business model. These could come in the form of:A formulaA recipeA methodA marketing strategyA manufacturing techniqueA computer algorithmA list of customers No matter its form, the key…
  • Jun 12

    U.S. Supreme Court Issues Landmark Ruling for Qui Tam Lawsuit

    U.S. Supreme Court Issues Landmark Ruling for Qui Tam Lawsuit
    There was a victory for both sides of a qui tam lawsuit in the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Carter, penned by Justice Samuel Alito. The defendant in the case,…
  • May 31

    Jawbone v. Fitbit - Technology Competitor Alleges Poaching of Workers, Trade Secret

    Jawbone v. Fitbit - Technology Competitor Alleges Poaching of Workers, Trade Secret
    Competition for good talent is fierce in many industries, and it's not uncommon for rival firms to attempt to woo the best and brightest from other companies. This is sometimes referred to as "employee poaching." There is nothing per se…
Rank this Week: 3051

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Covers business law, civil litigation, civil rights, criminal defense, estates & trusts, family law, labor & employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, qui tam and workers' compensation.

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Jun 29

    Should I Talk to the Other Driver’s Insurance Company after an Accident?

    Should I Talk to the Other Driver’s Insurance Company after an Accident?
    A question clients often ask is whether they should talk to the opposing driver’s insurance company after they have been injured in a car accident. Share: LinkedIn Twitter Google Plus Facebook 
  • Jun 12

    New Legislation Affecting Divorce in Maryland

    New Legislation Affecting Divorce in Maryland
    The Maryland General Assembly met this past winter for its annual ninety day session and proposed legislation, heard testimony regarding proposed legislation, and enacted new law.  Share: LinkedIn Twitter Google…
  • Jun 12

    New Legislation Affecting Divorce in Maryland

    New Legislation Affecting Divorce in Maryland
    The Maryland General Assembly met this past winter for its annual ninety day session and proposed legislation, heard testimony regarding proposed legislation, and enacted new law.  Share: LinkedIn Twitter Google…
Rank this Week: 1955

Wisconsin Business Law Blog

Wisconsin Business Law Blog

By Schober & Mitchell, S.C.

http://www.wisconsinbusinesslawblog.com
  • Jun 29

    What the Obamacare Ruling Means for Wisconsin

    What the Obamacare Ruling Means for Wisconsin
    Amid this summer’s flurry of U.S. Supreme Court rulings, the nation’s highest Court has essentially decided the fate of Obamacare. In King v. Burwell, the Court saved the health care reform law by rejecting a challenge that would…
  • May 29

    SCOTUS Ruling Could Make WI Tax Law Unconstitutional

    SCOTUS Ruling Could Make WI Tax Law Unconstitutional
    It’s too bad the United States Supreme Court didn’t issue its ruling in Comptroller v. Wynne in time for the 2014 tax season. In early May 2015, the nation’s highest Court ruled in favor of a couple in Maryland who argued…
  • May 6

    Wisconsin Senate Proposes Change to Non-Compete Law

    Wisconsin Senate Proposes Change to Non-Compete Law
    The Wisconsin Senate recently passed a bill that would yet again fundamentally change the current state of Labor & Employment law in Wisconsin. The bill still requires Assembly approval the Governor’s signature. Senate Bill 69…
Rank this Week: 3817

Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

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

http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com
  • Jun 29

    New Rules Risk Lives On The Highway (Update)

    New Rules Risk Lives On The Highway (Update)
    I recently discussed a proposal in Congress which would make our highways much more dangerous. The proposal would allow longer trucker hours, heavier loads, and bigger trucks. Statistics indicate 4,000 people are killed and up to 100,000…
  • Jun 16

    Broken Promises — The Workers’ Compensation Settlement Mill

    Broken Promises — The Workers’ Compensation Settlement Mill
    What is the most common lie in workers’ compensation claims? A lawyer in another state recently discussed this question on his blog. His conclusion: I thought long and hard about that one.  Unfortunately there are many to choose…
  • Jun 8

    New Rules Risk Lives On The Highway

    New Rules Risk Lives On The Highway
    Larger trucks. Heavier loads. Longer driver hours. These proposed changes will make our highways more dangerous. And, they are quietly working their way through Congress. A recent Baltimore Sun article starts — With the number of fatal…
Rank this Week: 3812

Commercial and International…

Commercial and International Arbitration Law Blog

Covers business law. By O'Rielly & Roche LLP.

http://www.commercialinternationalarbitration.com/
  • Jun 29

    Roundup of Recent Pro and Anti-ISDS Commentary

    Roundup of Recent Pro and Anti-ISDS Commentary
    Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) has been very much in the news lately as part of the raging political debate over the merits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Trans-Atlantic Trade Investment Partnership (TTIP) free trade…
  • Jun 9

    Here Are Some Simple Ways to Reduce the Costs of Arbitration

    Here Are Some Simple Ways to Reduce the Costs of Arbitration
    As experienced practitioners know, the old adage that arbitration is a less costly and more efficient alternative to litigation does not always hold true in practice.  Satellite litigation to enforce arbitration agreements, arbitrator…
  • Jun 8

    Here Are Some Simple Ways to Reduce the Costs of Arbitration

    Here Are Some Simple Ways to Reduce the Costs of Arbitration
    As experienced practitioners know, the old adage that arbitration is a less costly and more efficient alternative to litigation does not always hold true in practice.  Satellite litigation to enforce arbitration agreements, arbitrator…
Rank this Week: 1786

Estate Planning Attorney Blog

Estate Planning Attorney Blog

Covers probate, estate planning, business formation and business law. By Deemer Law Group, P.C.

http://www.estateplanningattorney-blog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Asset Protection (Part 2)

    Asset Protection (Part 2)
    In Part 1, we started discussing automobile insurance to protect your assets from an accident vehicles.  Now we will flip the coin and explore how higher limits on your automobile policy also provides better protection for you and your…
  • Jun 22

    Asset Protection (Part 1)

    Asset Protection (Part 1)
    People try not to think about the risks and dangers in life, and their risk of losing their assets.  There are many things that can happen that would put your assets at risk, many of which can be caused by others through no fault of your…
  • May 31

    Power of Attorney / Certificate of Trust

    Power of Attorney / Certificate of Trust
    After you establish an estate plan, you will likely have two documents that others may need to rely on.  The first is the Power of Attorney and the second is a Certificate of Trust.  Both of these documents need to be relied upon by…
Rank this Week: 1707

Federal Securities Law Blog

Federal Securities Law Blog

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

http://www.fedseclaw.com/
  • Jun 29

    What types of companies might use Regulation A+ to raise capital?

    What types of companies might use Regulation A+ to raise capital?
    Recently finalized Regulation A+ allows most private companies to raise up to $50 million by selling securities to the public. Companies using Regulation A+ can advertise the offering and solicit investors, and anyone can invest (subject…
  • May 22

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

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

    SEC votes to propose executive compensation rule

    SEC votes to propose executive compensation rule
    On April 29, 2015, pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted 3 to 2 to approve a proposed amendment to executive compensation rules in Item 402…
Rank this Week: 1258

ACA Review

ACA Review

Covers labor and employment, tax, employee benefits and healthcare law issues associated with the Affordable Care Act. By Balch & Bingham LLP.

http://www.acareview.com/
  • Jun 29

    Budgeting for Employer Mandate Tax Assessment

    Budgeting for Employer Mandate Tax Assessment
    For October 1 fiscal year employers, it’s budget season. Calendar year employers aren’t far behind. Those doubting their employer mandate compliance need to accrue reserves for non-deductible assessments that the IRS may impose in…
  • Jun 25

    Healthcare.gov Subsidies Trigger Employer Mandate Tax Assessments.

    Healthcare.gov Subsidies Trigger Employer Mandate Tax Assessments.
    This morning, the Supreme Court of the United States, by a 6-3 margin, removed the last legal obstacle to employer mandate tax enforcement. Because the HHS had authority under Code § 36B to subsidize insurance plans bought through…
  • Jun 19

    Few Surprises in Final SBC Reg

    Few Surprises in Final SBC Reg
    Last week the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Treasury (“Departments”) issued final regulations that included additional rules relating to the summary of benefits and coverage (SBC). The June 2015 regulations…
Rank this Week: 2406

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    MCA’s Exemption Notification for Government Companie

    MCA’s Exemption Notification for Government Companie
    [The following guest post is contributed by Vinita Nair of Vinod Kothari & Co. The author may be contacted at vinita@vinodkothari.com.]By way of a notification dated June 5, 2015 exempted Government companies, private companies, section 8…
  • Jun 27

    Analysis of the New SEBI Promoter Re-classification Norm

    Analysis of the New SEBI Promoter Re-classification Norm
    [The following guest post is contributed by Shashank Prabhakar, a Senior Associate with Finsec Law Advisors. These are the author’s personal views]Shareholders in a listed company are classified under two broad categories, i.e., those…
  • Jun 27

    MCA’s Exemption Notification for Section 8 Companie

    MCA’s Exemption Notification for Section 8 Companie
    [The following guest post is contributed by Nitu Poddar of Vinod Kothari & Co. The author may be contacted at nitu@vinodkothari.com.By way of a notification dated June 5, 2015, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (“MCA”)…
Rank this Week: 1225

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/
  • Jun 29

    Decision Yields Hits and Misses for Plaintiff in Partnership Dissolution Case

    Decision Yields Hits and Misses for Plaintiff in Partnership Dissolution Case
    A recent decision by Justice Vito DeStefano in Breidbart v Olshan offers valuable pleading tips and identifies pleading pitfalls for practitioners in crafting complaints in partnership disputes. Learn more in this week's New York Business…
  • Jun 22

    Court-Ordered LLC Buy-Outs: What’s the Valuation Date?

    Court-Ordered LLC Buy-Outs: What’s the Valuation Date?
    In the absence of statutory authorization, a few courts have ordered equitable buy-outs in LLC dissolution cases. This week's New York Business Divorce examines an important question in such cases: What valuation date should be used?
  • Jun 15

    LegalZoom LLC Agreement: Bargain or Blunder?

    LegalZoom LLC Agreement: Bargain or Blunder?
    Online legal forms purveyor LegalZoom offers LLC formation packages for as little as $149 including an operating agreement. Are the savings worth it? Read one skeptic's opinion in this week's New York Business Divorce.
Rank this Week: 1243

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
  • Jun 29

    New York Legislature Amends Tax Law To Help Small Winerie

    New York Legislature Amends Tax Law To Help Small Winerie
    In recent news, the Assembly and Senate of New York both passed a bill to amend the state’s tax law. The bill proposed a change to the current law which would significantly help small wineries within the state. The summary of the bill…
  • Jun 24

    Upcoming CLE: Beer, Wine & Distilled Spirits Law: Federal Regulation 101

    Upcoming CLE: Beer, Wine & Distilled Spirits Law: Federal Regulation 101
    On July 16, 2015 at 10:00 AM ET, I will be presenting a CLE on beer, wine, and distilled spirits law. The CLE, titled “Beer, Wine & Distilled Spirits Law: Federal Regulation 101″ will have a live broadcast and will also be…
  • Jun 24

    TTB Proposes New Loess Hills District AVA and Expansion of Willamette Valley

    TTB Proposes New Loess Hills District AVA and Expansion of Willamette Valley
    TTB is accepting comments through August 17, 2015 on a proposed American Viticultural Area (“AVA”), as per a proposed rule in the Federal Register on June 18, 2015. The proposed AVA is as follows: Loess Hills…
Rank this Week: 1420

Corporate Social Responsibility…

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law

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

http://www.csrandthelaw.com
Rank this Week: 3554

bevlog

bevlog

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

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog
  • Jun 27

    Webinar: The Class Action Lawsuit

    Webinar: The Class Action Lawsuit
    A few weeks ago I had the great honor of traveling to Chicago to co-present a webinar with Simon Fleischmann and Tom Cunningham. Tom and Simon are expert defense litigators at the Locke Lord law firm, and they have deep experience…
  • Jun 17

    Cocktail Caviar: Pearl Size Can Make All the Difference

    Cocktail Caviar: Pearl Size Can Make All the Difference
    Here is an innovative new spirits product called Cocktail Caviar. It is “burst-able pearls of naturally flavored spirits.” You can toss them in some wine, or freeze them and add them to other drinks. The product is so new that…
  • Jun 4

    A-B Finds Safe Harbor

    A-B Finds Safe Harbor
    Earlier this week a federal court decided that TTB’s approval for Bud Light Lime Lime-A-Rita provides a “safe harbor” to protect certain label elements. Largely on account of this safe harbor, the court dismissed the class…
Rank this Week: 812

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/
  • Jun 27

    Association Master Trusts: De Facto Trustee

    Association Master Trusts: De Facto Trustee
    According to court filings, the reorganization plans for the Wisconsin Master Trust and California Master Trust each seek to eliminate ‘de facto trustee’ relationships that allowed the respective associations’ executives to…
  • Jun 21

    Transparency:The Curious Case of the Missouri Funeral Trust

    Transparency:The Curious Case of the Missouri Funeral Trust
    In his final report to the court, the Wisconsin Master Trust receiver proposed a new trust agreement that is intended to provide “transparency, accountability, oversight and prudence”.   Similarly, the California…
  • Jun 14

    State Master Trusts: Plans of Reorganization

    State Master Trusts: Plans of Reorganization
    Two of the country’s largest association ran master trusts now have pending plans of reorganization.  On May 14th, the receiver appointed for the Wisconsin Master Trust filed a Final Report that outlined to a court his…
Rank this Week: 1270

NC Business & Banking Law Blog

NC Business & Banking Law Blog

Legal news and analysis on matters affecting financial institutions and other businesses, with an emphasis on North Carolina. By Matt Cordell.

http://bizlawnc.com/
  • Jun 27

    Big Plans for the Future of the Legal Profession

    Big Plans for the Future of the Legal Profession
    Those of you know me well or who read this blog regularly know that I believe in the Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association and the more than 6,400 young lawyers who belong to it.  In the past eight years, I have…
  • Jun 14

    Five Simple Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Loved Ones on Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    Five Simple Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Loved Ones on Elder Abuse Awareness Day
    This post is a PSA.  Those of you who know me well (or read this blog regularly) know that I have spent a considerable amount of of time and energy trying to help people prevent elder financial abuse.  The…
  • Jun 2

    Potential Opportunities for Cost Sharing by Community Bank

    Potential Opportunities for Cost Sharing by Community Bank
    At the North Carolina Bankers Association's Annual Convention today, Kris Kiefer, Deputy Comptroller at the OCC, and John Henrie, Regional Director of the FDIC, referenced a recent OCC paper regarding bank pooling of resources to…
Rank this Week: 3668

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Comments on business law. By Bellas & Wachowski.

http://www.parkridgeattorney.com/
  • Jun 27

    New Health Care Power of Attorney Form Highly Recommended

    New Health Care Power of Attorney Form Highly Recommended
    The problem with traumatic injuries, accidents and medical emergencies is that they always seem to come unexpectedly. But there are steps that everyone can take to improve the odds that you can exert some element of control over future…
  • Jun 20

    Workplace Retaliation and Discrimination Claims: The Supreme Court clarifies the Standards Required

    Workplace Retaliation and Discrimination Claims: The Supreme Court clarifies the Standards Required
         In decisions involving two recent cases, the US Supreme Court has made subtle but important changes to the standards affecting retaliation and discrimination cases.  The Supreme court has limited the ability of…
  • May 12

    Beware Corporate Compliance Scams Posing as the Illinois Secretary of State

    Beware Corporate Compliance Scams Posing as the Illinois Secretary of State
         In a world preoccupied with internet spam and phishing attacks, beware the old school scalawags who operate their rip-offs through the U.S. mail!  Like their online counterparts, they are trying to lighten your wallet…
Rank this Week: 1585

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to starting and running a business.

http://www.kalialawpc.com/from-the-blog/
  • Jun 26

    Can a Wedding Photographer Refuse to Photograph a Same-Sex Wedding?

    Can a Wedding Photographer Refuse to Photograph a Same-Sex Wedding?
    In a historic ruling, the United States Supreme Court decided Obgerfell v. Hodges late last week, holding that states must recognize same-sex marriage. While this is certainly a landmark victory for advocates of gay rights, it does not mean…
  • Feb 17

    How to Legally Name a Busine

    How to Legally Name a Busine
    Naming a new business is often a difficult decision that many entrepreneurs may spend countless hours struggling with. The choice of a particular business name can significant legal implications and also may affect the overall success of your…
  • Jan 12

    Protecting your assets in an LLC

    Protecting your assets in an LLC
    As we have previously discussed on this blog, limited liability companies (LLCs) have many benefits for business owners. We will now examine one of those benefits more in depth—the protection of your personal assets. In a sole…
Rank this Week: 1872

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

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

http://www.businesslawblog.ca
  • Jun 26

    The Price of Termination – Dependent Contractors in the Workplace

    The Price of Termination – Dependent Contractors in the Workplace
    One of the most significant mistakes a business owner can make when it comes to engaging a worker is classifying that worker incorrectly.  Many business owners are aware that misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor can…
  • May 21

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

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

    The Potter Decision – When an Administrative Suspension Goes Too Far

    The Potter Decision – When an Administrative Suspension Goes Too Far
    The Potter Decision – When an Administrative Suspension Goes Too Far   By Alisha Parmar and Shafik Bhalloo   The Potter Decision – When an Administrative Suspension Goes Too Far Constructive dismissal is a fascinating…
Rank this Week: 4944

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/
Rank this Week: 4639

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/
  • Jun 26

    The Virginia Supreme Court on Charitable Corporations as Trustee

    The Virginia Supreme Court on Charitable Corporations as Trustee
    We have been following the Sweet Briar College litigation and settlement on this blog (see here and here). I thought readers might be interested in knowing precisely what the Virginia Supreme Court stated in its order leading up to the...
  • Jun 25

    King v. Burwell Approves of Tax Credits for Purchasers of Insurance through Federal Exchange

    King v. Burwell Approves of Tax Credits for Purchasers of Insurance through Federal Exchange
    The Supreme Court has issued its opinion in King v. Burwell today. In a majority opinion authored by Chief Justice John Roberts (and joined by Justices Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan), the Court interpreted the Affordable…
  • Jun 25

    How the Same-Sex Marriage Case Could Affect Religious Nonprofit

    How the Same-Sex Marriage Case Could Affect Religious Nonprofit
    The New York Times has published a piece exploring how nonprofits could be affected by the pending Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which raises the issue of whether the United States Constitution establishes a right to enter…
Rank this Week: 942

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1682

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/
  • Jun 25

    Investment Fiduciary Monitoring, Economic Damages and Tibble

    Investment Fiduciary Monitoring, Economic Damages and Tibble
    Following the publication of "An Economist's Perspective of Fiduciary Monitoring of Investments" by yours truly, Dr. Susan Mangiero (Pensions & Benefits Daily, May 26, 2015), I decided to write a second article on the topic as there…
  • Jun 22

    De-Risking Slides Now Posted

    De-Risking Slides Now Posted
    If you missed the May 27, 2015 webinar entitled "Pension De-Risking for Employee Benefit Sponsors: Avoiding Litigation and Enforcement Action," click here to download the presentation slides.
  • Jun 21

    Union Plans and Politic

    Union Plans and Politic
    Since I created this pension blog over nine years ago, I have been surprised and puzzled as to why retirement plan issues have been given short shrift by politicians. I understand that rescinding benefits is likely to lose votes but…
Rank this Week: 3077

California Business Law Blog

California Business Law Blog

By the Law Office of Jonas M. Grant PC.

http://californiabusinesslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    Form Operating Agreements Not Recommended For Multi-Member LLC

    Form Operating Agreements Not Recommended For Multi-Member LLC
    New York "business divorce" lawyer Peter Mahler blogs about his experiences involving two members of a New York limited liability company who relied on LegalZoom to draft their LLC's operating agreement. New York's LLC act differs from…
  • Jun 19

    Independent Contractors Versus Employees in California

    Independent Contractors Versus Employees in California
    The California Labor Commissioner has determined than a driver for Uber was misclassified as an independent contractor rather than as an employee.  The decision is under appeal and will not therefore immediately affect Uber's operations…
  • Jan 3

    New California Laws for 2015

    New California Laws for 2015
    California's many new laws for 2015 include some of interest to employers, including local minimum wage increases in Richmond, San Jose, and other California cities and mandatory paid sick leave starting in July.
Rank this Week: 1332

Global Trade & Sanctions Law

Global Trade & Sanctions Law

Covers business law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.globaltradeandsanctionslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1804

Investment Law Blog

Investment Law Blog

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

http://www.investmentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1973

Boston Metro Business Lawyer Blog

Boston Metro Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Boston Metro Area business law. By Richard Mucci.

http://www.bostonmetrobusinesslawyer.com/
  • Jun 25

    Buyer Beware: Premises Liability Cases Where Customers Serve Themselve

    Buyer Beware: Premises Liability Cases Where Customers Serve Themselve
    In Massachusetts, businesses that allow customers to serve themselves may face liability for hazards created by customers moving the merchandise.  In a recent case, the appeals court decided whether the mode of operation doctrine applies…
  • Jun 15

    Massachusetts Does Not Require Notice of Adoption to Sperm Donor

    Massachusetts Does Not Require Notice of Adoption to Sperm Donor
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently considered whether notice of an adoption petition must go to a known sperm donor.  In this recent case, a married same-sex couple sought to adopt their son to ensure recognition of their…
  • Jun 1

    Testamentary Capacity in Massachusett

    Testamentary Capacity in Massachusett
    The Appeals Court of Massachusetts recently addressed the issue of testamentary capacity.  In In the Matter of the Estate of Fred S. Rosen, a will contestant appealed a court decree allowing the will, a judgment dismissing his…
Rank this Week: 2370

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
  • Jun 25

    MBBP’s Joe Martinez Elected to MITEF Board

    MBBP’s Joe Martinez Elected to MITEF Board
    MBBP Corporate attorney Joe Martinez has been elected to the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge Board of Directors. Joe takes over a seat formerly held by MBBP’s Jon Gworek, a longtime participant in MITEF. The mission of the MIT…
  • Jun 25

    Bureau of Economic Analysis – Five-Year Benchmark Survey

    Bureau of Economic Analysis – Five-Year Benchmark Survey
    By Joshua E. French What is this? The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) regularly analyzes data related to US investment in foreign corporations.  Many large companies are specifically requested to provide data which is included in…
  • Jun 22

    M&A Video Clip: Investment Banker Engagement Letter

    M&A Video Clip: Investment Banker Engagement Letter
    The second video in MBBP’s M&A Clip Series addresses the necessity of Investment Banker Engagement Letters. Corporate attorney Shannon Zollo gives a brief overview. Catch Shannon next week discussing another common issue in M&A…
Rank this Week: 4014