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Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Aug 3

    Should I get DHS involved in my Arkansas Child Custody case?

    Should I get DHS involved in my Arkansas Child Custody case?
    This blog may sound like I’m bashing Arkansas DHS or suggesting that they don’t do their best to help in child custody emergencies. It’s not. DHS is very important; it just may not be the right fit for your own case. We live…
  • Jul 2

    Family law for same-sex marriage

    Family law for same-sex marriage
    Two issues have pervaded the internet over the last week or so: gay marriage and the Confederate flag. This blog’s about legal stuff; if I am the one doing the writing, it’s about family-law stuff. Because I am not aware of any…
  • May 18

    What is an Arkansas Probate?

    What is an Arkansas Probate?
    The word “probate” comes from the Latin verb probare, which means “to try, test, prove, or examine.” (H/T to Wikipedia.) This is important for two reasons. First, it illustrates that probate, much like Latin, is…
Rank this Week: 1421

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/
  • Aug 3

    More Cadillac Plan Tax Guidance from IRS

    More Cadillac Plan Tax Guidance from IRS
    Even minimum value plans might be “Cadillacs,” the IRS acknowledged in Notice 2015-52. See footnote 8, page 17. That’s our main take-away from the second IRS statement of its regulatory intentions. Code § 4980I…
  • Jul 23

    Will § 4980H Require Judicial Amendment Too?

    Will § 4980H Require Judicial Amendment Too?
    Occasionally, a deep dive into a real world scenario opens our eyes to a plausible, alternate understanding of an important ACA term or rule.  Here’s one.  We’re embarrasssed to admit that our…
  • Jul 22

    Simple ACA Rules for Simple (But Not Small) Employer

    Simple ACA Rules for Simple (But Not Small) Employer
    You’re an ACA “Applicable Large Employer,” but not by much. You have three executives, none of whom has any HR or benefit plan expertise. You rely on a local payroll service and your insurance agent. You hope they are on top…
Rank this Week: 2403

Albany Business Lawyer Blog

Albany Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Business Law - Published by Albany, New York Business Attorneys — Montgomery Law Firm

http://www.albanybusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 3

    Four Capitalization Rules for Angel Investor

    Four Capitalization Rules for Angel Investor
    Great!  You are investing in your friend’s business.  You followed The First Two Rules for Angel Investors;  The business is a Delaware C corporation.  The deal is documented.  Here are the next two…
  • Jul 31

    The First Two Rules for Angel Investor

    The First Two Rules for Angel Investor
    Here’s how it happens.  Your friend needs money for her business.  You look into it and conclude it is a good business.  You agree to invest.  Wait!  If the investment is not structured correctly, there could be…
  • Jul 21

    Four Ways to Avoid Liability for Your 401(k)

    Four Ways to Avoid Liability for Your 401(k)
    A 401(k) plan helps achieve two goals:  attracting and retaining employees; and ensuring employees are protected in their old age.  Setting up and running a 401(k) plan is complex.  If set up or run incorrectly, too large a…
Rank this Week: 1780

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
  • Aug 3

    When a Start-Up Needs an Employee Handbook

    When a Start-Up Needs an Employee Handbook
    Once a company grows to 20 employees or more, it may be time to create an employee handbook. Here are some common objections to this formality and how to overcome them. Employee handbooks have many advantages—from aiding new employees…
  • Jul 31

    When You Can’t Settle, Consider a Mini-Trial

    When You Can’t Settle, Consider a Mini-Trial
    A mini-trial is basically a sophisticated settlement conference. When you have complex questions of mixed law and fact, a mini-trial may be your best way forward. A mini-trial is a voluntary, confidential, and nonbinding procedure consisting…
  • Jul 29

    Filing an Appeal? Follow 3 Steps to Drafting an Effective Statement of the Case

    Filing an Appeal? Follow 3 Steps to Drafting an Effective Statement of the Case
    The appellate court probably knows the relevant law but not the facts of your case, so it will look to your appellant’s brief to fill this void. If you don’t provide an adequate statement of the case in your brief, the court will…
Rank this Week: 2330

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Aug 3

    When Should You Sue Your Franchisor? - Franchise Law, Disputes and Compliance.

    When Should You Sue Your Franchisor? - Franchise Law, Disputes and Compliance.
    Franchise laws in California and several other states seek to protect both franchisors and franchisees in their investment in a new franchise business. Franchisees are protected under these laws because franchisors must: ▪ Register with the…
  • Aug 3

    Myth of Franchising: Turnkey Operations - New

    Myth of Franchising: Turnkey Operations - New
    Many people buy a franchise because they feel they don't know how to effectively start a business without a lot of help. Franchises offer support and systems already in place that are meant to help you start your business...
  • Jul 30

    Is Safeway now a QSR? - New

    Is Safeway now a QSR? - New
    Chain Restaurants continue expanding branded menu favorites into Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) products. Most chain restaurants are offering frozen food. Those items can be found in the new frozen food court (frozen aisle) at your local…
Rank this Week: 4835

In-house Access

In-house Access

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

http://www.inhouseaccess.com/
  • Aug 3

    King v. Burwell and Its Impact on In-house Health Plan Counsel

    King v. Burwell and Its Impact on In-house Health Plan Counsel
    Guest blogger: Michael C. Brody is associate general counsel with UnitedHealthcare and a member of the ACC Health Law Committee. He specializes in the Affordable Care Act and other health care law issues. The health care arena continues to be…
  • Jul 21

    Networking – How to Influence by Doing the Things You Love

    Networking – How to Influence by Doing the Things You Love
    Guest blogger: Betty Francisco is the former general counsel for Millennium Partners Sports Club Management LLC and a member of ACC Northeast. She is also founder and president of FitNation Ventures. She can be contacted at…
  • Jul 13

    Obergefell Decision Impact on Employer

    Obergefell Decision Impact on Employer
    Guest blogger: Michael C. Brody is associate general counsel at UnitedHealth Group and a member of the ACC Health Law Committee. He can be reached at mbrody@uhc.com. Recently, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled that it is…
Rank this Week: 3157

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 913

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 3

    Photo finish: allegedly unauthorized (c) sublicensing isn't false designation of origin

    Photo finish: allegedly unauthorized (c) sublicensing isn't false designation of origin
    Photographic Illustrators Corp. v. Orgill, Inc., 2015 WL 4572296, No. 14-11818 (D. Mass. July 29, 2015) PIC specializes in commercial photography.  It took photos of lighting fixtures manufactured by nonparty OSI.  Defendants…
  • Aug 3

    Plaintiff fails to hit one out of the park with false advertising claim as substitute for TM

    Plaintiff fails to hit one out of the park with false advertising claim as substitute for TM
    Parks, LLC v. Tyson Foods, Inc., 2015 WL 4545408, No. 5:15–cv–00946 (E.D. Pa. July 28, 2015)  Parks sells sausage and other processed meats; its origin is in the H.G. Parks Sausage Company, known for the first…
  • Jul 31

    No silver bullet for innovator in bullion market

    No silver bullet for innovator in bullion market
    Provident Precious Metals, LLC v. Northwest Territorial Mint, LLC, 2015 WL 4522923, No. 3:13–CV–02942 (N.D. Tex. July 27, 2015) Interesting TM/copyright case that straddles the boundaries of so-called aesthetic and…
Rank this Week: 2165

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Aug 3

    Supreme Court Decisions Are a Mixed Bag for Business Case

    Supreme Court Decisions Are a Mixed Bag for Business Case
    Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has concluded its term, the experts are weighing in regarding how business interests fared before the Roberts Court. While the Court’s current composition has previously been characterized as…
  • Jul 31

    NJ Supreme Court Rules Watchdog Employees Entitled Whistleblower Protection

    NJ Supreme Court Rules Watchdog Employees Entitled Whistleblower Protection
    The Supreme Court of New Jersey recently held that a plaintiff who reports conduct as part of his or her job is entitled to the whistle-blowing protections afforded under the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA). In light of the…
  • Jul 30

    Are Performance Reviews Becoming Passé? Five Tips for Re-tooling Your Policy

    Are Performance Reviews Becoming Passé? Five Tips for Re-tooling Your Policy
    For supervisors and their reports, the requirement for conducting performance reviews has been an annual rite that both sides have endured at sufferance. The quality of the process and its purpose is rarely evaluated or questioned. …
Rank this Week: 3775

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/
  • Aug 3

    No Slam Dunk for This Oppressed Minority Shareholder Petition

    No Slam Dunk for This Oppressed Minority Shareholder Petition
    The basketball court meets the law court in this week's New York Business Divorce, featuring an unusual lawsuit brought by a minority member of the LLC that owns the WNBA's Tulsa Shock, seeking to stop its recently announced move to Dallas.
  • Jul 27

    Fifty Years a Stockholder, Six Years to Prove it in Court

    Fifty Years a Stockholder, Six Years to Prove it in Court
    An appellate ruling last week in Zwarycz v, Marnia Construction, Inc. illustrates the heavy price of neglect to issue stock certificates or follow other formalities in closely held corporations -- a price paid in years of litigation over…
  • Jul 20

    The Hidden Cost of a Devalued Buyback Upon Termination for Cause

    The Hidden Cost of a Devalued Buyback Upon Termination for Cause
    Agreements providing for compulsory buyouts upon termination of a minority shareholder's employment can be a good thing. Complications or sometimes litigation sets in, however, when termination for cause is linked to a devalued buyout…
Rank this Week: 1221

Law Blog

Law Blog

A blog of legal issues and discussions. By Sean R. Hanover.

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 2

    How to beat a government setup!

    How to beat a government setup!
    I was asked a question about bows and felons, recently, and posted the question and answer in different blog article. However, I started thinking about the extent of what, if any weapon, a felon is permitted to own. I came across a very…
  • Aug 2

    General Questions about Family, bankruptcy, and criminal law.

    General Questions about Family, bankruptcy, and criminal law.
    I recently provided a variety of answers to various legal questions in VA and DC -- although these apply in concept to every state. I provide them here in my blog to help any others with similar concerns. QUESTION: My wife and I are…
  • Jul 31

    Post Immigration Court -- what happens if I lose?

    Post Immigration Court -- what happens if I lose?
    A colleague of mine asked for information on what happens after an adverse decision by the Immigration Court. The Judge ruled against her client, and she sought guidance on how to proceed. I just received word that my client's CAT and…
Rank this Week: 2579

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Aug 2

    BGer 5A_748/2014: Die Verweigerung der Anerkennung des Kindesverhältnisses bei Leihmutterschaft im Einzelfall

    BGer 5A_748/2014: Die Verweigerung der Anerkennung des Kindesverhältnisses bei Leihmutterschaft im Einzelfall
    Das Bundesgericht befasste sich unlängst mit einer delikaten Angelegenheit bezüglich Anerkennung der Vaterschaft zu beiden Partnern eines homosexuellen Paares (BGer 5A_748/2014). Einer der Väter ist der genetische Vater. Als…
  • Jul 31

    „EU-Pass“ für Schweizer Vermögensverwalter?

    „EU-Pass“ für Schweizer Vermögensverwalter?
    Die europäische Wertpapier- und Marktaufsichtsbehörde (ESMA) veröffentlichte am 30. Juli 2015 die Empfehlung “ESMA's advice to the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on the application of the AIFMD…
  • Jul 26

    Besserer Marktzugang für Schweizer Banken in Deutschland

    Besserer Marktzugang für Schweizer Banken in Deutschland
    Mit Medienmitteilung vom 16. Juli 2015 erklärte das Staatssekretariat für internationale Finanzfragen (SIF), dass zu dem im Jahr 2013 zwischen den Finanzministerien der Schweiz und Deutschlands getroffenen Memorandum zur…
Rank this Week: 1554

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

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

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Summary of the Proposed Amendments to Form ADV and Investment Advisers Act Rule

    Summary of the Proposed Amendments to Form ADV and Investment Advisers Act Rule
    On May 20, 2015, the SEC issued proposed amendments to Form ADV and the Investment Advisers Act rules. In the release, the SEC proposed amendments to Form ADV that would require advisers to disclose additional information, such as information…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2714

Global Trade & Sanctions Law

Global Trade & Sanctions Law

Covers business law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.globaltradeandsanctionslaw.com/
  • Jul 31

    Restrictions on Trade with Cuba Eased by EAR Amendment

    Restrictions on Trade with Cuba Eased by EAR Amendment
    On July 22, 2015, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) released amendments to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) implementing the Secretary of State’s May 29, 2015 decision to rescind the…
  • Jul 22

    The Ex-Im Bank Stops Lending… For Now

    The Ex-Im Bank Stops Lending… For Now
    On June 31, Congress, led by House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), allowed the authorization of the U.S. Export-Import bank to expire without any vote. As previously reported, the future of the Ex-Im Bank has been…
  • Jul 14

    Iran Nuclear Agreement Announced: What Companies Need to Know

    Iran Nuclear Agreement Announced: What Companies Need to Know
    On July 14, 2015, representatives of the P5+1 countries reached an agreement with Iran on a “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” (JCPOA) regarding Iran’s Nuclear Program. Subject to review by several of the parties’…
Rank this Week: 1805

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: 3549

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/
  • Jul 31

    Independent Directors Have New Ammunition to Obtain Dismissal of Suit

    Independent Directors Have New Ammunition to Obtain Dismissal of Suit
    A recent Delaware Supreme Court decision that provides independent directors with a new basis to be dismissed from lawsuits against them, was highlighted in my latest article published in Directorship, the magazine of the National…
  • Jul 30

    Advancement Claim Addressed in Receivership Context

    Advancement Claim Addressed in Receivership Context
    The Chancery opinion in Andrikopoulos v. Silicon Valley Innovation Company, LLC, C.A. No. 9899-VCP (Del. Ch. July 30, 2015), addressed the priority of an advancement claim in the context of a receivership under Delaware law. Bottom line:…
  • Jul 30

    ABA Journal’s Annual Blog (Blawg) Contest

    ABA Journal’s Annual Blog (Blawg) Contest
    The ABA Journal is conducting its annual contest of the top legal blogs in the U.S. This hyperlink brings you to the ABA survey page. The full explanation from their website follows: Blawg 100 Amici We’re working on our annual ……
Rank this Week: 2525

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: 2355

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Jul 31

    AutoZone Sued by EEOC for Racial Classifying

    AutoZone Sued by EEOC for Racial Classifying
    The EEOC has sued AutoZone, a Fortune 500 company which employs some 65,000 people. At the center of the litigation is the firing of sales manager Kevin Stuckey. Stuckey, who is African-American, was employed at a Chicago AutoZone store in…
  • Jul 17

    US Court of Appeals Court Reverses NLRB Ruling RE: AT&T

    US Court of Appeals Court Reverses NLRB Ruling RE: AT&T
    In a ruling that businesses are sure to welcome, a court has ruled that employers can prevent employees from wearing clothing that criticizes the company. A Washington, D.C., federal appeals court reversed the National Labor Relations Board…
  • Jul 10

    EEOC Issues New Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination

    EEOC Issues New Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination
    A U.S. Supreme Court decision made in March 2015 has led the EEOC to issue a new enforcement guidance with respect to pregnancy discrimination. The amendments may impact employers going forward, and it's best to be aware of the changes now in…
Rank this Week: 687

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

Covers fundamental concepts relevant to estate planning, business law, real estate law, and tax law. By Cook & Cook.

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Jul 31

    State Death Tax Is a Killer?

    State Death Tax Is a Killer?
    Stephen Moore & Joel Griffith via The Heritage Foundation: Over the past five years, a handful of states — Indiana, Kansas, Ohio, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Tennessee — have repealed their death taxes mostly in response to…
  • Jun 15

    LLC Agreement Provisions Create Non-Probate Interest

    LLC Agreement Provisions Create Non-Probate Interest
    In Blechman v. Estate of Blechman, a Florida District Court of Appeal recently held that the provisions of a particular limited liability company’s (LLC) operating agreement restricted the transfer of a decedent’s ownership…
  • Jun 15

    LLC Agreement Provisions Create Non-Probate Interest

    LLC Agreement Provisions Create Non-Probate Interest
    In Blechman v. Estate of Blechman, a Florida District Court of Appeal recently held that the provisions of a particular limited liability company’s (LLC) operating agreement restricted the transfer of a decedent’s ownership…
Rank this Week: 4601

Delaware Chancery Law Blog

Delaware Chancery Law Blog

Covers corporate and commercial practice in the Delaware Court of Chancery. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawarechancery.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 31

    Advancement Claim in Receivership Addressed

    Advancement Claim in Receivership Addressed
    In the recent decision of Andrikopolous v. Silicon Valley Innovation Company, LLC, C.A. No. 9899-VCP (Del. Ch. July 30, 2015), Vice Chancellor Parsons addressed the novel issue under Delaware law as to what priority level advancement claims…
  • Jul 30

    Court Grants Disclosure of Privileged Documents under Garner Doctrine

    Court Grants Disclosure of Privileged Documents under Garner Doctrine
    In the recent Court of Chancery decision of De Vries v. Del Mar, L.L.C., C.A. No. 9372-ML (June 3, 2015), Master LeGrow granted disclosure of privileged information under the Garner doctrine relating to the settlement of a $3 million loan to…
  • Jun 19

    Delaware Supreme Court Adopts Rules To Govern Arbitration’s Conducted Pursuant To The Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act

    Delaware Supreme Court Adopts Rules To Govern Arbitration’s Conducted Pursuant To The Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act
    By Order dated June 17, 2015, and in accordance with Section 5804(a) of the Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act, the Delaware Supreme Court adopted Rules to govern arbitrations conducted pursuant to that Act.  The Rules, which may be…
Rank this Week: 1991

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/
  • Jul 31

    ABLE Accounts for Individuals with Disabilitie

    ABLE Accounts for Individuals with Disabilitie
    Financial planning for a family that includes an individual with disabilities, especially those without the resources to fully fund a special needs trust, often has substantial challenges. In December of 2014, the United States Congress…
  • Jul 15

    Workers’ Comp in Assault Case

    Workers’ Comp in Assault Case
    By Sarah E. Cavanagh. The Nebraska Court of Appeals recently held that an employee is not entitled to collect workers’ compensation for an assault perpetrated by another employee if the assault is personal in nature and unrelated to the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2321

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/
  • Jul 31

    Purchasing Real Estate: 3Advantages of Hiring a Lawyer

    Purchasing Real Estate: 3Advantages of Hiring a Lawyer
    Even seasoned business professionals can benefit from having legal counsel on their side when making a purchasing decision.
  • Jul 24

    The Importance of a Partnership Agreement

    The Importance of a Partnership Agreement
    An experienced business attorney can help you identify which issues need to be addressed in your particular partnership arrangement.
  • Jul 17

    Supreme Court Speaks in Two Different Intellectual Property Case

    Supreme Court Speaks in Two Different Intellectual Property Case
    At the end of June 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) published several opinions, including the highly-publicized decision that ruled all bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. While most of America was focused on the…
Rank this Week: 4692

Moses & Moses Law Blog

Moses & Moses Law Blog

A corporate, family and tax law blog. By Moses & Moses, P.C.

http://www.mosespc.com/blog/
  • Jul 31

    Baby Boomers in a Good Place

    Baby Boomers in a Good Place
    A recent article in The New York Times talked about how many Americans 65 years of age and older are managing just fine in this economy. They are doing better than seniors in prior generations. These are mostly middle class seniors who are…
  • Jun 22

    The Magic of a Revocable Living Trust

    The Magic of a Revocable Living Trust
    The Magic of a Revocable Living Trust By: Anne R. Moses Do you want to leave a very special gift for your family when you pass? This is a gift that they will bless you for. I am talking about the Revocable Living Trust (Trust) that, if drawn…
  • Apr 24

    Husband is Not Guilty of Sexual Abuse of his Wife with Alzheimer’s.

    Husband is Not Guilty of Sexual Abuse of his Wife with Alzheimer’s.
    It first seemed incredible that a 78 year old husband could be arrested for a third degree felony for having sex with his wife because someone in the nursing home said the wife was no longer capable of giving consent. The jury found him not…
Rank this Week: 1731

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/
  • Jul 31

    Legal Links – July 31, 2015

    Legal Links – July 31, 2015
    On Fridays, we compile and post Legal Links, a list of legal news, reported cases, community events and topics of interest to Lancaster residents and readers of the Lancaster Law Blog. 1.  Bike Lancaster. Cycling is a sport (and…
  • Jul 30

    Share the Road: Cycling Laws in Pennsylvania

    Share the Road: Cycling Laws in Pennsylvania
    As an avid cyclist, Central Pennsylvania offers many great routes and opportunities to ride a bike, and summer is the prime time to get out and take advantage of the great weather. Although I enjoy hitting the trails in Mount Gretna every now…
  • Jul 24

    Legal Links – July 24, 2015

    Legal Links – July 24, 2015
    On Fridays, we compile and post Legal Links, a list of legal news, reported cases, community events and topics of interest to Lancaster residents and readers of the Lancaster Law Blog. 1.  Osprey is the New Eagle. In 2014, the bald…
Rank this Week: 4159

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
  • Jul 31

    Red Stripe: Another One Bites…

    Red Stripe: Another One Bites…
    This morning I awakened to find yet another lawsuit about sketchy alcohol beverage labels. It sounds like Red Stripe is being sued for being a fake Jamaican, like the guy depicted off to the right. I am going to see if my colleagues John and…
  • Jul 24

    Angel’s Envy Rye Case, Not Going Away

    Angel’s Envy Rye Case, Not Going Away
    Those three little words, above (CRAFTED BY HAND), are causing a ruckus for Angel’s Envy Rye, in Judge Aspen’s court in Chicago. In the great whiskey wars commencing in 2014, Maker’s Mark had a great day, here, in May. By…
  • Jul 18

    Blue Moon Asserts it is Plenty Craft Enough

    Blue Moon Asserts it is Plenty Craft Enough
    At long last, MillerCoors filed its response, in the Blue Moon case, on July 13. The company makes some good arguments, and to my ear, these seem best: MillerCoors is expressly authorized by state and federal law to use the Blue Moon Brewing…
Rank this Week: 795

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

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

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar – Pan-Mass Challenge Edition

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar – Pan-Mass Challenge Edition
    At the time this story gets published on Friday, I will be on bike somewhere between Hillsdale, New York and Sturbridge, Massachusetts. That’s the first leg of my Pan-Mass Challenge ride to support cancer research. I’ll end up in…
  • Jul 29

    Pay to Play Rule In Effect on July 31

    Pay to Play Rule In Effect on July 31
    The Securities and Exchange Commission announced the compliance date for the ban on third-party solicitation pursuant to the Pay-to-Play rule: July 31, 2015. Rule 206(4)-5 prohibits an investment adviser from providing compensated services to…
  • Jul 24

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for July 24

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for July 24
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention in between bike rides.(It’s not too late to support my Pan-Mass Challenge ride to support cancer research.) SEC hires new private funds specialist by…
Rank this Week: 991

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/
  • Jul 30

    Intellectual Property Licensing Issue

    Intellectual Property Licensing Issue
    When you obtain a patent, trademark, or copyright to protect your intellectual property (IP), you obtain the sole rights to use and benefit from your invention, brand, or original work. However, one of the main ways you can benefit from these…
  • Jul 14

    Under Armour Files to Trademark Phrases Related to Stephen Curry Endorsement

    Under Armour Files to Trademark Phrases Related to Stephen Curry Endorsement
    Activewear supplier Under Armour took steps in May of this year to trademark certain phrases related to its relationship with 2015 NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry, according to report published by ESPN. Curry is Under Armour’s…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1860

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
  • Jul 30

    Recommended Reading: The Dodd-Frank Act’s Fifth Anniversary

    Recommended Reading: The Dodd-Frank Act’s Fifth Anniversary
    On July 21, 2010 the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law by President Obama. Here's the SEC's overview of which mandatory rulemaking provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act it has addressed so far:…
  • Jul 29

    7th Circuit Opens Door to Data Breach Class Action

    7th Circuit Opens Door to Data Breach Class Action
    On July 20, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit issued an opinion that could dramatically change the class action landscape for companies that are victims of hackers. In Remijas v. Neiman Marcus Gp., the 7th Circuit…
  • Jul 29

    2015 Changes to Delaware Law Go into Effect

    2015 Changes to Delaware Law Go into Effect
    Amendments to the DGCL Several significant amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law (DGCL) were signed into law on June 24, 2015, and will go into effect on August 1, 2015. Most significantly, these amendments: Prohibit…
Rank this Week: 1930

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

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

http://www.businesslawblog.ca
  • Jul 30

    Options to Renew: Key Points to Consider in Lease Renewal

    Options to Renew: Key Points to Consider in Lease Renewal
    The Supreme Court of British Columbia recently clarified renewal rights in the context of a commercial lease in The Zone Bowling Centre (2002) Ltd. v. 14100 Entertainment Blvd. Investments Ltd., 2015 BCSC 524. The decision stresses the…
  • 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. …
Rank this Week: 4950

The Venture Alley

The Venture Alley

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

http://www.theventurealley.com
  • Jul 30

    Merger activity remains strong in Q3 2015; average deal size spike

    Merger activity remains strong in Q3 2015; average deal size spike
    CONTRIBUTED BY Trent Dykes trent.dykes@dlapiper.com Earlier today PitchBook released its M&A Report for Q3 2015 and the stats indicate continued strength in merger and acquisition activity. While the overall deal count for Q2…
  • Jul 7

    Recap of Q2 2015 Venture Capital Activity by Region

    Recap of Q2 2015 Venture Capital Activity by Region
    CONTRIBUTED BY Trent Dykes trent.dykes@dlapiper.com PitchBook just released its analysis of 2Q 2015 venture capital activity by region, focusing on the six of the most active U.S. regions: the Bay Area; Boston; New York; Los Angeles; the…
  • Jul 1

    SEC Proposes Clawback Rule

    SEC Proposes Clawback Rule
    CONTRIBUTED BY Andrew Ledbetter andrew.ledbetter@dlapiper.com   The SEC has proposed rules requiring listed issuers to adopt and comply with written “clawback” policies. These policies would need to provide that, if a listed…
Rank this Week: 3597

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

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

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
Rank this Week: 1649

Footnoted

Footnoted

Reports on actionable information in SEC filings.

http://www.footnoted.com/
Rank this Week: 1622

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
Rank this Week: 2598

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/
  • Jul 30

    DBL Law Presents OTR Performs: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    DBL Law Presents OTR Performs: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    DBL Law Presents OTR Performs, a free community concert series produced by Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC), welcomes Cincinnati Shakespeare Company with their performance of “A Midsummer Night’s…
  • Jul 28

    Help for Healthcare Industry Compliance Program

    Help for Healthcare Industry Compliance Program
    Healthcare oversight and compliance is a major source of anxiety for a healthcare organization’s compliance professionals, governing boards, and administrative leaders.  The complicated and extensive regulatory landscape may…
  • Jul 24

    COAKY Affirms Summary Judgment for Property Owner Under “Open and Obvious Hazard” Doctrine; SCOKY Denies Review

    COAKY Affirms Summary Judgment for Property Owner Under “Open and Obvious Hazard” Doctrine; SCOKY Denies Review
    In a closely watched premises liability case, the Kentucky Supreme Court recently denied review of and approved for publication an opinion of the Kentucky Court of Appeals upholding a trial court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of…
Rank this Week: 4725

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
  • Jul 30

    The SCC Monitor (30/07/2015)

    The SCC Monitor (30/07/2015)
    A Commentary on Recent Legal Developments by the Canadian Appeals MonitorBy Kate Findlay Following our last post, the Supreme Court has released its decision in Strickland v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 37. The Court’s decision…
  • Jul 28

    More Than One Way To Skin A Privacy Breach: The Ontario Court of Appeal ‘s Decision in Hopkins v. Kay

    More Than One Way To Skin A Privacy Breach: The Ontario Court of Appeal ‘s Decision in Hopkins v. Kay
    By Justin Nasseri Background Earlier this year, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in Hopkins v. Kay, 2015 ONCA 112, in which it held that the mere existence of a legislative scheme to address privacy-related breaches of…
  • Jul 16

    Liability for Opinions: Omnicare’s Lessons for Canadian Securities Lawyer

    Liability for Opinions: Omnicare’s Lessons for Canadian Securities Lawyer
    By Mira Novek When might a wrong opinion give rise to prospectus misrepresentation? The U.S. Supreme Court recently addressed this question in its much-anticipated decision in Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry…
Rank this Week: 3703

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
  • Jul 30

    MBBP Client DraftKings Raises $300M in Funding

    MBBP Client DraftKings Raises $300M in Funding
    MBBP Client DraftKings, the leading provider of daily fantasy sports announced on Monday, that Fox Sports will provide about $150 million for an 11 percent stake in the company.  Other investors include the Kraft Group, Wellington…
  • Jul 7

    IC-DISC Structure Provides Permanent Tax Deferral for Exporter

    IC-DISC Structure Provides Permanent Tax Deferral for Exporter
    Exporters, are you taking full advantage of an important U.S. export incentive to achieve Federal income tax savings, known as the Interest Charge Domestic International Sale Corporation or “IC-DISC”? If not, this short but…
  • Jul 6

    Summer Angel / Entrepreneur Panel – Registration Open!

    Summer Angel / Entrepreneur Panel – Registration Open!
    Pitfalls, Perspectives and Possibilities of Angel Investments – Register Today! With the proliferation of angel groups in the Boston area over the past several years, it has become increasingly challenging for entrepreneurs to navigate…
Rank this Week: 4041

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Jul 29

    Do Not Waste a Second Chance by Violating Your Probation

    Do Not Waste a Second Chance by Violating Your Probation
    Violating Your Parole When granted parole after being a victim of a crime, you have to adhere to a set of strict rules. In comparison to going to jail, these rules are not that bad. Violating any of these rules can lead to sever consequences.…
  • Jun 19

    Leikin Ingber and Winters PC Lawsuit? We Can Help

    Leikin Ingber and Winters PC Lawsuit? We Can Help
    With Debt Collection, Communication Can Cost You Are you currently being pursued in a debt collection action? Communication between the debt collection agency and yourself can mean more than you think. Collections agency and debt collections…
  • Jun 18

    The Case of the Vanishing Assets: Embezzlement

    The Case of the Vanishing Assets: Embezzlement
    Embezzlement Embezzlement is the act of dishonestly withholding assets for the purpose of theft. More specifically, embezzlement is financial fraud, an example of this would be a financial advisor who embezzle the funds of his investors. The…
Rank this Week: 4906

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
  • Jul 29

    Introducing: Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board!

    Introducing: Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board!
    And just like that the Washington State Liquor Control Board has become the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. Here’s Reiser Legal’s warm welcome to the agency we know and love, under a fresh new moniker. I suppose…
  • Jul 16

    Can a Washington brewery make cider or mead? Can a Washington winery make beer?

    Can a Washington brewery make cider or mead? Can a Washington winery make beer?
    Breweries make beer. Wineries make wine (or, under their license, other emerging products such as cider and mead). But what about the reverse? Can a Washington brewery produce wine, cider, and mead? Or, can a Washington winery produce beer?…
  • May 28

    TTB Brewer’s Bond Amount: How Much of a Bond Does a Brewery Need?

    TTB Brewer’s Bond Amount: How Much of a Bond Does a Brewery Need?
    What TTB brewer’s bond amount does a brewery need? Learn the essentials—calculating the right brewer’s bond amount, and choosing the right kind of bond. What brewer’s bond amount does a brewery need? It’s a…
Rank this Week: 4975

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Do You Own the Software on the Computer That You Drive?

    Do You Own the Software on the Computer That You Drive?
    When you buy a computer, you normally license software that runs on it, which allows you to use, but not modify, the software. When you buy a car that contains a computer with software on it (which all modern cars do), do you own the software…
  • Jul 27

    Pacific Property Assets CEO Faces Trial for Alleged $115 Million Fraud Scheme

    Pacific Property Assets CEO Faces Trial for Alleged $115 Million Fraud Scheme
    Investors are always looking for ways to make a good return but with limited risk of loss. Pacific Property Assets (PPA), an Irvine-based real estate investment firm, claimed to be offering many such opportunities. They may have been part of…
  • Jul 22

    Broad Attorney’s Fees Language in Form Lease Results in Appeals Ruling for Tenant

    Broad Attorney’s Fees Language in Form Lease Results in Appeals Ruling for Tenant
    A contract clause allowing the winning party litigating a lease issue to be awarded attorney’s fees is not uncommon. If there is a lawsuit concerning a lease it will probably be the landlord suing to collect rent, which, if properly…
Rank this Week: 1574

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • Jul 29

    UVTA Includes Important Provisions About "Insolvency"

    UVTA Includes Important Provisions About "Insolvency"
    Your ability to transfer assets for asset protection purposes depends to a great extent on whether or not you are “insolvent” at the time of a transfer.  Insolvency is generally defined in terms of your ability to pay your…
  • Jul 14

    Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act is Now the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act

    Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act is Now the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act
    In 2014, the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws adopted several amendments to the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act (UFTA).  Over 40 states have enacted some form of the UFTA, and most will likely in due course…
  • Jun 23

    Growing Awareness of Ohio as a Top Asset Protection Jurisdiction

    Growing Awareness of Ohio as a Top Asset Protection Jurisdiction
    It has been a little more than two years since Ohio became one of the top asset protection jurisdictions in the United States.  Many people -- including many attorneys--are still not fully aware of this dramatic development.  But…
Rank this Week: 3747

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/
  • Jul 29

    California Dreamin’: Golden State Considers New Privacy Legislation

    California Dreamin’: Golden State Considers New Privacy Legislation
    California has everything: big cities, small towns, tall mountains, dry deserts, farms, factories, miners, fishermen, surfers, hipsters, yuppies, startups, and people of all walks of life. You can look at the state of California and see…
  • Jul 27

    First Amendment v. Copyright – Who Wins?

    First Amendment v. Copyright – Who Wins?
    Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, reversed a decision by a three-member panel of the same court and found that a mandatory injunction against Google was unjustified. Garcia v. Google, Inc., No. 12-57302 (May 18, 2015).…
  • Jul 23

    Sweet Tweets: Legislation Expands Social Media Privacy Protection

    Sweet Tweets: Legislation Expands Social Media Privacy Protection
    Let’s face it: social networking has us “all atwitter.”  At any given moment, whether we’re on the subway or in our cubicle, we can like, post, poke, share, tweet, DM, pin, snap, yik yak, link, yo, and instagram…
Rank this Week: 2839

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
  • Jul 29

    California Dreamin’: Golden State Considers New Privacy Legislation

    California Dreamin’: Golden State Considers New Privacy Legislation
    California has everything: big cities, small towns, tall mountains, dry deserts, farms, factories, miners, fishermen, surfers, hipsters, yuppies, startups, and people of all walks of life. You can look at the state of California and see…
  • Jul 27

    First Amendment v. Copyright – Who Wins?

    First Amendment v. Copyright – Who Wins?
    Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, reversed a decision by a three-member panel of the same court and found that a mandatory injunction against Google was unjustified. Garcia v. Google, Inc., No. 12-57302 (May 18, 2015).…
  • Jul 23

    Sweet Tweets: Legislation Expands Social Media Privacy Protection

    Sweet Tweets: Legislation Expands Social Media Privacy Protection
    Let’s face it: social networking has us “all atwitter.”  At any given moment, whether we’re on the subway or in our cubicle, we can like, post, poke, share, tweet, DM, pin, snap, yik yak, link, yo, and instagram…
Rank this Week: 2552

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
  • Jul 28

    “Happy Birthday” May Be in the Public Domain, After All

    “Happy Birthday” May Be in the Public Domain, After All
    You probably have sung “Happy Birthday [to You]” countless times. This post is about a company that has been collecting royalties from that song and the possibility that those royalties soon may stop. In 1893, sisters Mildred Jane…
  • Jun 24

    Email Harvesting Violates CAN-SPAM

    Email Harvesting Violates CAN-SPAM
    This post about email harvesting being a violation of CAN-SPAM is based on an answer to a Quora question that I provided. (Please see Is email harvesting illegal? ) Definitions: Email Harvesting and CAN-SPAM Email harvesting is the process by…
  • Jun 11

    FTC Endorsement Guides FAQ Updated

    FTC Endorsement Guides FAQ Updated
    Several years ago, I wrote about the FTC Endorsement Guides. (These are known more formally as the Federal Trade Commission Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.) This post discusses a recent update to the…
Rank this Week: 3967

Fashion & Apparel Law Blog

Fashion & Apparel Law Blog

Covers legal issues facing the fashion, apparel and textile industry. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.fashionapparellawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 450

Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

Shares advice for business owners & executives. By Cleve Clinton and Jamie Ribman.

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

    End-of-Year Bonuses? Possible Tax Pitfalls!

    End-of-Year Bonuses? Possible Tax Pitfalls!
    After stepping down from running the family oil business (see last month’s article), Jed Clampett runs Mama’s Fried Pies, his late wife Rose Ellen’s fried pie business. With business booming, Jed decides to hire Elly May as…
  • Jul 28

    Open Carry? Or Not?

    Open Carry? Or Not?
    Police Chief Steroid McMuscles reported that Colt Glockenhand who entered Wally-Mart with a shotgun was not charged with “engaging in the lawful open carry of a pump-action shotgun” – a violation of the Cut and Shoot town…
  • Jun 22

    Closely-Held Shareholder Derivative Actions are Alive and Well in Texa

    Closely-Held Shareholder Derivative Actions are Alive and Well in Texa
    After 30 years of running his family-owned business, Hillbilly Oil Co., Jed Clampett decided to retire in 2013. The board of directors elects Jethro Bodine as Hillbilly’s President and Elly May as Vice President. Both Jethro and Elly…
Rank this Week: 4375