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Odgers Law Group Blog

Odgers Law Group Blog

Covers California business and estate planning law.

https://odgerslawgroup.com/blog/
  • Jan 7

    DIY Online Legal Form Services vs. Hiring a Lawyer

    DIY Online Legal Form Services vs. Hiring a Lawyer
    Why DIY Online Legal Form Services Cannot Replace Hiring a Lawyer You have no doubt seen advertisements for DIY online legal form services. They promise the resources you need to draft a will, appoint a power of attorney, incorporate a…
  • Jan 3

    Handling the Probate Proce

    Handling the Probate Proce
    If you’re dealing with the probate process in the state of California, you can count yourself relatively lucky. It may be costly, but probate in California is a somewhat simpler process than you’d undergo in other states. It can,…
  • Dec 5

    What Can Outsourced Legal Counsel Do for a Small Business Owner?

    What Can Outsourced Legal Counsel Do for a Small Business Owner?
    If you run your own small business, you already realize the importance of legal advice in handling your daily operations. Of course, not all your activities will require this sort of assistance. Any business owner with half a brain can fill…
Rank this Week: 1764

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/
  • Jan 7

    Remedies for a Broken Engagement or Marriage

    Remedies for a Broken Engagement or Marriage
    So your fiancée broke off your engagement because she fell in love with your best friend and decided she likes him better. On top of that, she won’t return the $20,000 engagement ring you bought her. So the marriage is off, your…
  • Dec 19

    Fraud by Hindsight Insufficient to State Claim

    Fraud by Hindsight Insufficient to State Claim
    To sue a business for fraud in Virginia, a plaintiff must allege (and eventually prove) (1) a false representation, (2) of a material fact, (3) made intentionally and knowingly, (4) with intent to mislead, (5) reliance by the party misled,…
  • Nov 8

    How to Win Millions of Dollars in Court

    How to Win Millions of Dollars in Court
    If you or your business needs to bring a lawsuit, it’s natural to wonder whether you may be entitled to recover millions of dollars. You read about celebrities winning $115 million against magazines who published unauthorized photos, or…
Rank this Week: 4072

Silicon Valley Law Group Blog

Silicon Valley Law Group Blog

Covers business law. By Silicon Valley Law Group

http://blog.svlg.com/
  • Jan 6

    Stephen Wu to Speak at the Global Artificial Intelligence Conference

    Stephen Wu to Speak at the Global Artificial Intelligence Conference
    On January 19, 2017, SVLG attorney Stephen Wu will present a program at the Global Artificial Intelligence Conference entitled “Product Liability Issues in AI Systems.”  The talk will focus on product liability risks to…
  • Dec 19

    Healthtech Devices Raise Security Compliance and Liability Issue

    Healthtech Devices Raise Security Compliance and Liability Issue
    by Stephen Wu Healthtech devices are increasingly common. People are wearing sensor devices that monitor fitness metrics. They can count steps and distance walked or run, calories burned, elevation changes, and heart rate. In the future,…
  • Sep 20

    NHTSA Issues Long-Awaited Automated Vehicle Guidance

    NHTSA Issues Long-Awaited Automated Vehicle Guidance
    by Stephen Wu This morning, on September 20, 2016, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued long-awaited guidance on automated vehicles (AV). DOT took a flexible approach of “guidance” and does not intend the document to…
Rank this Week: 1700

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Jan 6

    New Ninth Circuit CAFA opinion: Chan Healthcare Group, PS v. Liberty Mut. Fire Ins. Co.

    New Ninth Circuit CAFA opinion: Chan Healthcare Group, PS v. Liberty Mut. Fire Ins. Co.
    In Chan Healthcare Group, PS v. Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Co., ___ F.3d ___ (Jan. 3, 2017), the Ninth Circuit construed the CAFA provision governing appealability of remand orders. The opinion's first paragraph reads: This consolidated…
  • Jan 5

    Ninth Circuit finds no "administrative feasibility" requisite to class certification: Briseno v. ConAgra Foods, Inc.

    Ninth Circuit finds no "administrative feasibility" requisite to class certification: Briseno v. ConAgra Foods, Inc.
    In Briseno v. ConAgra Foods, Inc., ___ F.3d ___ (9th Cir. Jan. 3, 2017), the Ninth Circuit held that Rule 23 does not require plaintiffs seeking class certification to prove "that there is an 'administratively feasible' means of…
  • Dec 30

    "Never Say Never"

    "Never Say Never"
    Happy New Year to my lovely readers! I hope everyone enjoys the long weekend. The Fall 2016 issue of Competition (the journal of the Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section of the State Bar of California) has a very interesting article...
Rank this Week: 431

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Jan 5

    Saul Levmore, "Carrots and Sticks in Law (and Life)"

    Saul Levmore, "Carrots and Sticks in Law (and Life)"
    One of the great Chicago Ideas is the equivalence of positive and negative incentives. The government can motivate you by rewarding some behavior or by penalizing your failure to behave in the preferred manner. Private parties rarely have the…
  • Dec 29

    Jim Zirin & William Baude, "The Post-Election Future of the Supreme Court after Scalia"

    Jim Zirin & William Baude, "The Post-Election Future of the Supreme Court after Scalia"
    Jim Zirin graduated from Princeton University with honors and received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School where he was an editor of the Michigan Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. For three years, he was…
  • Nov 18

    Michael McConnell, "Religion and Law: Is There a Connection?"

    Michael McConnell, "Religion and Law: Is There a Connection?"
    With commentary by Professor William Hubbard. Michael W. McConnell is the Richard and Frances Mallery Professor and director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School, as well as Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is a…
Rank this Week: 714

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

Covers North Carolina contract and tort law. By Maginnis Law.

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Jan 5

    Glascow Coma Scale and Mild, Moderate and Severe Traumatic Brain Injurie

    Glascow Coma Scale and Mild, Moderate and Severe Traumatic Brain Injurie
    Every year thousands of North Carolinians suffer traumatic brain injuries caused by a variety of incidents. Car accidents, motorcycle crashes, tractor-trailer collisions, and industrial incidents are among the more common ways residents of…
  • Jan 3

    Do The Home Depot Credit Card Collection Tactics Violate Law?

    Do The Home Depot Credit Card Collection Tactics Violate Law?
    When most people think about Home Depot, orange aprons, screws, and lumber come to mind – not unlawful debt collection attempts. However, like most large retail outlets, Home Depot now offers a range of credit and other charge cards,…
  • Dec 29

    Failure to Pay End of Year Bonu

    Failure to Pay End of Year Bonu
    Is your employer trying to avoid paying an end of year bonus? End of year bonuses are oftentimes the most anticipated and important bonus awarded to an employee. Although there is no obligation for an employer to offer these end of year…
Rank this Week: 949

New York & New Jersey Business…

New York & New Jersey Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business startup law. By Samuel C Berger, PC.

http://www.newjerseybusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 5

    Proposed New York State Regulations Address Cyberattack Risk

    Proposed New York State Regulations Address Cyberattack Risk
    Cybersecurity is a critically important concern for businesses of all sizes and in all sectors of the economy. The growth of various electronic data systems, not to mention the internet, has brought almost countless new risks from hackers and…
  • Jan 5

    Proposed New York State Regulations Address Cyberattack Risk

    Proposed New York State Regulations Address Cyberattack Risk
    Cybersecurity is a critically important concern for businesses of all sizes and in all sectors of the economy. The growth of various electronic data systems, not to mention the internet, has brought almost countless new risks from hackers and…
  • Dec 15

    FTC Issues Guidance for Businesses that Handle Private Medical Information

    FTC Issues Guidance for Businesses that Handle Private Medical Information
    Digital technology enables businesses to store information electronically, without the need for expansive file cabinets and storage facilities, and to transmit data quickly and efficiently. It also exposes businesses to the risk of data…
Rank this Week: 1193

New York Commercial and…

New York Commercial and Construction Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkcommercialconstructionlawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 1627

The Virtual Attorney Blog

The Virtual Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and business law. By Michael Brennan.

http://thevirtualattorney.com/blog
  • Jan 4

    Give Your Estate Plan a 2017 New Year Checkup

    Give Your Estate Plan a 2017 New Year Checkup
    Welcome to 2017! If you’re like me, you’ve spent the first few days of the New Year trying to get organized and set some goals for the year to come.  Whether it’s a new workout regimen, quitting smoking, spending more…
  • Nov 10

    What to do After Forming a Corporation

    What to do After Forming a Corporation
    So you’ve gone through the analysis and decided that a corporation (rather than a partnership, LLC or other entity) is the appropriate formal structure for you business. You’ve filed your articles of incorporation with the state,…
  • Sep 30

    New Overtime Rules Set to Affect Many Small Businesse

    New Overtime Rules Set to Affect Many Small Businesse
    Overtime protections were first put into place by the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, and established the general standard that workers be paid time-and-a-half for any hours worked over 40 hours in a week.  In general, all hourly…
Rank this Week: 3566

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

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

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 3

    I have managed to alienate Blogger.

    I have managed to alienate Blogger.
    After I got hacked, I tried to change my administrative login credentials to my new email address, but Blogger doesn't believe me.  Let's just say it's hard to survive a hacking.
  • Dec 4

    Lessons from being hacked.

    Lessons from being hacked.
    Criminals are smarter than I am.Criminals are more dedicated to their jobs than I am--and I'm pretty darn dedicated.Computers can be used for E-VIL as well as for good.I have very smart, computer-savvy friends.People who have been hacked…
  • Nov 28

    I love the First Amendment (and I can still deplore hateful speech).

    I love the First Amendment (and I can still deplore hateful speech).
    Of course I'm angered and saddened about the increase in hateful speech across campuses (see today's latest story here).  I don't respect the people who say such awful things.  But I respect their right to say them.  Such…
Rank this Week: 1589

Tennessee Business Litigation…

Tennessee Business Litigation Lawyers Blog

Covers business and insurance litigation. By Pepper Law, PLC.

http://www.nashvillebusinesslitigationlawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 2

    Dealing with the Very Short Tennessee Statutes of Limitation for Breach of Fiduciary Duty

    Dealing with the Very Short Tennessee Statutes of Limitation for Breach of Fiduciary Duty
    For shareholders of Tennessee corporations and members of Tennessee LLCs, the statutes of limitation which apply to breach of fiduciary duty claims are short — very short. The statute of limitation for breach of fiduciary duty lawsuits…
  • Dec 23

    Breach of Contract Damages in Tennessee

    Breach of Contract Damages in Tennessee
    Assuming that one party proves that the other party has breached a valid and enforceable contract, what amount of money can the non-breaching party recover from the breaching party? When explaining how a Tennessee court will approach the…
  • Dec 9

    More About the Tennessee Statute of Fraud

    More About the Tennessee Statute of Fraud
    Last week’s blog dealt with the role of the Statute of Frauds in Tennessee real estate litigation.  The statute of frauds requires that contracts for the sale of real estate be memorialized by a writing or by a…
Rank this Week: 3354

New York Business Litigation…

New York Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.thesilberlawfirm.com/
  • Dec 30

    New Science Concerning Shaken Baby Syndrome Supports Defendant’s Motion to Vacate Conviction

    New Science Concerning Shaken Baby Syndrome Supports Defendant’s Motion to Vacate Conviction
    While we don’t have a criminal practice, this recently decided case is interesting in how science can change, impacting prior court decisions.  This same concept was found regarding fire science, in a prior posts found here and…
  • Nov 14

    Insurance Policy Does Not Cover Trademark Infringement

    Insurance Policy Does Not Cover Trademark Infringement
    A supplier was found liable for selling counterfeit Fendi handbags, and after two separate lawsuits was obligated to Fendi and a retailer to whom those fake bags were sold for substantial damages. In an attempt to avoid paying those damages,…
  • Jul 18

    Cybersquatting/Domain Name Dispute Requires Proof Even on Default

    Cybersquatting/Domain Name Dispute Requires Proof Even on Default
    This article nicely points out the folly of an insufficient showing of proof in a domain dispute proceeding, even if the respondent defaults.  And worse, the claimant gets one shot—if the claim is denied there is no…
Rank this Week: 1065

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • Dec 30

    Pennsylvania Bar Association Honors Pittsburgh Divorce Attorney David Pollock

    Pennsylvania Bar Association Honors Pittsburgh Divorce Attorney David Pollock
    Pittsburgh divorce attorney David S. Pollock, founding partner of leading family law firm Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC, will be presented with the Eric Turner Memorial Award during the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law…
  • Dec 30

    DIY Divorces: Think Twice Before Handling Your Own Divorce

    DIY Divorces: Think Twice Before Handling Your Own Divorce
    In 2015, there were 2582 divorces in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania alone.  While there are no clear statistics on how many of those couples attempted to complete a do-it-yourself divorce, there are certainly countless websites and…
  • Dec 28

    Child Support Collection Challenge

    Child Support Collection Challenge
    In the state of Pennsylvania, child support is awarded based on statewide guidelines that determine the amount owed after considering the net income of both parents, as well as the number of individuals being supported.  In many cases,…
Rank this Week: 4499

Autolaw

Autolaw

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

http://autolaw.typepad.com/autolaw/
  • Dec 29

    Take Home Exposure, Finally?

    Take Home Exposure, Finally?
    Earlier this month the California Supreme Court finally ruled on the status of "Take Home" exposure cases. The Court consolidated two conflicting appellate court decisions, Haver v BNSF Railways, and Kesner v Pneumo Abex for oral argument and…
  • Oct 31

    Make Me an Offer

    Make Me an Offer
    Last week an interesting case was handed down by the California Court of Appeal, Fourth District in San Diego. The case involved a claim for attorney fees under the Song-Beverly Act (aka "The Lemon Law"). See, Nancy Goglin v BMW...
  • Sep 30

    Park to Reverse

    Park to Reverse
    The Family of the late Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin filed a wrongful death lawsuit last month against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV. The popular Star Trek actor was killed in June of this year when his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee...
Rank this Week: 1326

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/
  • Dec 29

    FTC Grants Summary Judgment Against California Naturel, Inc. Falsely Advertising “Sun Blocked” Sunscreen Product

    FTC Grants Summary Judgment Against California Naturel, Inc. Falsely Advertising “Sun Blocked” Sunscreen Product
    In its opinion in In re California Naturel, Inc., the Federal Trade Commission held that the California Naturel, Inc. advertising promoting its “all natural” sunscreen on its website as containing “only the purest, most…
  • Nov 15

    Don’t Lose Your DMCA Safe Harbor Protection!

    Don’t Lose Your DMCA Safe Harbor Protection!
    The U.S. Copyright Office’s new electronic system for copyright-agent registration and maintenance goes into effect on December 1, 2016, and with it comes new rules. Beginning December 1, all online service providers must submit new…
  • Oct 12

    “E-Commerce must live up to its promise…”

    “E-Commerce must live up to its promise…”
    These are the words of Europe’s chief antitrust enforcer, Margrethe Vestager, introducing the Commission’s public hearing on October 6, 2016, on its preliminary findings of the e-commerce sector inquiry. The promise of e-commerce…
Rank this Week: 781

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

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

http://cybersecurity.jmbm.com/
  • Dec 28

    Risk Assessment – the Key to Risk Management

    Risk Assessment – the Key to Risk Management
    One of the great frustrations in contemplating a data security program is that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution.  There is no law or regulation that specifies the exact steps a company needs to take in order achieve…
  • Dec 12

    Cybersecurity Law in 2017 – Predictions and Prognostication

    Cybersecurity Law in 2017 – Predictions and Prognostication
    December is the month for predictions.  During this month, commentators of all sorts and in all areas predict the trends and actions that will impact us during the coming year.  While speculating the future is a questionable…
  • Nov 28

    Back to Square One? – The FTC and LabMD

    Back to Square One? – The FTC and LabMD
      Over the past several years, the Federal Trade Commission has emerged as the de facto national regulator of online security and privacy. While banking and health regulators hold sway over their specific industries, the FTC has used its…
Rank this Week: 1762

AMS Counsel Blawg

AMS Counsel Blawg

Covers business law, employment agreements, and start-up considerations. By Anne Marie Segal.

http://annemariesegal.com/
Rank this Week: 3681

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
  • Dec 23

    Constructive Notice Makes Sense – Here’s Why

    Constructive Notice Makes Sense – Here’s Why
    This post is about a legal concept, constructive notice. Its origin is a Quora answer that I provided. Please see If nobody reads the Terms of Service then how can they legally be acceptable as a disclaimer? Requiring that Terms Be…
  • Nov 21

    How Can I Calculate My Share Ownership Percentage?

    How Can I Calculate My Share Ownership Percentage?
    I am writing this post about calculating one’s share ownership percentage because of an email exchange I had on behalf of a client. We had formed a Delaware corporation with 10 million authorized shares. Of the authorized shares, 8…
  • Nov 10

    DMCA Designated Agent List Going Online

    DMCA Designated Agent List Going Online
    The U.S. Copyright Office maintains designated agent records under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The Office recently announced that will be moving from paper to an online system. DMCA Background The DMCA protects online…
Rank this Week: 4111

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C.

Focuses on advice for small businesses and community associations.

http://andersentatecarr.wordpress.com
  • Dec 22

    Employee Non-Competes and Other Restrictive Covenants in Georgia

    Employee Non-Competes and Other Restrictive Covenants in Georgia
    It used to be that Georgia took a dim view of employee non-competes, and courts happily threw them out for technical drafting issues the vast majority of the time.  This regime, which persisted up until May of 2011, is now wistfully…
  • Nov 9

    Are you ready for December 1?

    Are you ready for December 1?
    It’s no secret, by now, that December 1 will usher in the application of the “Final Rule” – the increase of the minimum salary payable to “exempt” employees from $455 per week to $913 per week. In addition…
  • Oct 31

    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI

    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI
    What you need to know about your Georgia DUI by Patrick McDonough.   Driving under the influence of alcohol is an offense that the State of Georgia does not take lightly. Although DUIs are typically considered misdemeanors, there can be…
Rank this Week: 4916

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
  • Dec 22

    Things You Can Do Now To Save IRS Federal Taxes For All Of 2016

    Things You Can Do Now To Save IRS Federal Taxes For All Of 2016
    YEAR END TAX PLANNING TIPS FROM MY FRIENDS AT FREEMAN TAX LAW IN BIRMINGHAM, MI. FREEMAN TAX LAW "LAST MINUTE" YEAR-END TAX PLANNING ALERTYes, it is that time of year again and as you start thinking about getting your taxes prepared for…
  • Dec 1

    IRS Launches New Online Tool To Assist Taxpayers With Basic Account Information

    IRS Launches New Online Tool To Assist Taxpayers With Basic Account Information
    WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service announced today the launch of an online application that will assist taxpayers with straightforward balance inquiries in a safe, easy and convenient way. This new and secure tool, available…
  • Oct 27

    IRS Announces 2017 Pension Plan Limitations And 401(k) Contribution Limit

    IRS Announces 2017 Pension Plan Limitations And 401(k) Contribution Limit
    The Internal Revenue Service has announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2017. Technical guidance detailing these items are contained in Notice…
Rank this Week: 2556

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

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

http://www.canadianappeals.com
Rank this Week: 1165

New Jersey Attorney Law Review…

New Jersey Attorney Law Review Blog

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

http://newjerseylawreview.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4474

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

Provides practical insights from quantitative legal research on corporate law, capital markets, finance, and mergers & acquisitions, as well as law schools and legal education. By Professor Robert Anderson.

http://witnesseth.typepad.com
  • Dec 20

    More interesting California bar tidbit

    More interesting California bar tidbit
    Of note in the otherwise dismal July 2016 California bar exam results is that San Joaquin College of Law in Clovis, California held its own against several ABA-accredited schools on the bar exam. It tied three ABA schools in bar passage rate…
  • Dec 19

    California law school bar passage rates recalculated for the New York bar

    California law school bar passage rates recalculated for the New York bar
    I have been blogging for years about bar exams in general and the California bar exam in particular. One of the themes of my blogging has been how much higher California's required passing score is than the passing score in other states. This…
  • Dec 19

    Deans, denial, and the California bar exam

    Deans, denial, and the California bar exam
    On Thursday a number of California law deans wrote pieces in the Daily Journal criticizing the State Bar of California over the abysmally low bar passage rates some of their schools achieved on the July 2016 exam. Many of the deans'…
Rank this Week: 1359

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
Rank this Week: 2851

The Contingency

The Contingency

The Contingency offers insights on sharing the risks and rewards of high-stakes business disputes. By Barry Barnett.

http://www.thecontingency.com
  • Dec 18

    No Class?

    No Class?
    A question of numbers Class actions can save courts and parties a lot of time and money. But what if the class includes just a few members? How much time and money will the class action device save then? The Third Circuit grappled with that…
  • Nov 13

    Pessimism Promotes Gambling in Decision-Making

    Pessimism Promotes Gambling in Decision-Making
    Election results Many voters believed that the major U.S. political parties offered them two disappointing choices for President this year. Although their reasons for disparaging their options varied from voter to voter, a rough consensus…
  • Oct 5

    A New Day in the Fifth Circuit?

    A New Day in the Fifth Circuit?
    Possible shift In 2014, the ABA Journal called the Fifth Circuit the “nation’s most divisive, controversial and conservative appeals court”. Liberal blog Jezebel deemed it “exceedingly…
Rank this Week: 1894

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/
Rank this Week: 3803

California Legal Blog

California Legal Blog

Covers business, real estate, estate planning, probate, trusts, wills, intellectual property and civil litigation. By Anker Hymes & Schreiber LLP.

http://ankerhymesschreiberllp.com/
  • Dec 13

    Make Sure Your Agreements Are in Writing

    Make Sure Your Agreements Are in Writing
    A recent California Court of Appeals decision once again demonstrated how important it is to always get your agreements in writing.  While the decision was in the context of a real estate broker’s claim for a commission, the basic…
  • Oct 25

    What To Do If You Don’t Want To Be Kept On Ice Indefinitely

    What To Do If You Don’t Want To Be Kept On Ice Indefinitely
    Fran the funeral home director called the other day. Our office had been providing ongoing legal services related to her business structure. She knew that, in addition to other services our law firm provides, one of the areas we specialize in…
  • Nov 13

    Caring for your Companion and The Importance of Protecting Your Pet

    Caring for your Companion and The Importance of Protecting Your Pet
    (*Interview with Attorney KC Marie Knox starts at 9min:50sec) Estate Planning Attorney KC Marie Knox was invited to “Love That Dog Hollywood” to speak about the importance of protecting your pet and planning in the event of a…
Rank this Week: 3311

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Covers business and franchise law.

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

    SBA Dramatically Changes the Franchise Registry

    SBA Dramatically Changes the Franchise Registry
    Tom Spadea was recently asked by financing industry veteran Mike Rozman, CEO of BoeFly, for his thoughts on the recent SBA policy change regarding the Franchise Registry. The Small Business Administration (SBA) made a change to how SBA…
  • Dec 13

    Tom Quoted in Article About SBA Rule Change

    Tom Quoted in Article About SBA Rule Change
    Our own Tom Spadea was quoted in a recent LinkedIn article that profiles an upcoming change in franchisee lending. The Small Business Administration (SBA) made a change to how SBA lenders will fund franchisees. The new policy goes into affect…
  • Nov 18

    Philadelphia Franchise Association October Lunch & Learn

    Philadelphia Franchise Association October Lunch & Learn
    Maggiano's Little Italy in Philadelphia was packed with 90 franchise professionals during October's Lunch & Learn event, a record high for attendance at our quarterly luncheons. The Philadelphia Franchise Association hosted the event on…
Rank this Week: 3201

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • Dec 13

    Reflections on 2016 Ohio Asset Protection Development

    Reflections on 2016 Ohio Asset Protection Development
    During 2016, Ohio continued to stand out as one of the best asset protection jurisdictions in the country.  I have noticed that more people are becoming aware of the significant opportunities offered by Ohio’s Legacy Trust…
  • Nov 29

    Ohio Statute Specifically Covers Single Member LLC

    Ohio Statute Specifically Covers Single Member LLC
    Ohio amended its limited liability company statute earlier this year.  As I explained in prior posts on June 16 and July 15, 2016, the amendments strengthened the asset protection provisions of the statute. One of the most important…
  • Oct 3

    Settlor Can Retain a Lot of Control Over an Ohio Legacy Trust

    Settlor Can Retain a Lot of Control Over an Ohio Legacy Trust
    As I previously noted in a post back in 2013, you can establish an Ohio Legacy Trust without giving up complete control of your assets.  Your Trust must be irrevocable and you cannot serve as your own Trustee.  But you can still…
Rank this Week: 3861

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Covers developments in private and public mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. By McCarthy Tetrault.

http://www.canadianmergersacquisitions.com
Rank this Week: 3898

Maryland Business Law Developments

Maryland Business Law Developments

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

http://marylandbusinesslawdevelopments.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 5

    Schneider Elec. Bldgs. Critical Sys. v. W. Sur. Co. (Ct. of Special Appeals)

    Schneider Elec. Bldgs. Critical Sys. v. W. Sur. Co. (Ct. of Special Appeals)
    Filed: November 30, 2016Opinion by: Chief Judge Peter B. KrauserHolding:  Under Maryland law, a construction surety was not bound by an arbitration clause contained in a subcontractor’s contract with a third party, where, although…
  • Dec 1

    Yang v. G&C Gulf Inc. (Cir. Ct. Mont. Cnty)

    Yang v. G&C Gulf Inc. (Cir. Ct. Mont. Cnty)
    Filed: November 14, 2016Opinion by: Ronald B. RubinHolding: A putative class of defendant parking lot owners merited certification under Md. Rule 2-231 because it met the necessary requirements under sections (a) and (b) of the rule, given…
  • Nov 30

    Boudreaux v. MICROS Systems, Inc. (Ct. of Special Appeals, Unreported)

    Boudreaux v. MICROS Systems, Inc. (Ct. of Special Appeals, Unreported)
    Filed: August 19, 2016Opinion by: Judge Wright, Jr.Holding:  The mere statement of the existence of an offer, which is in excess of an accepted offer in a strategic transaction, is not sufficient to constitute a breach of a fiduciary…
Rank this Week: 4157

Cal Biz Lit

Cal Biz Lit

Covers California litigation issues, including product liability, busines litigation, Proposition 65, Unfair Competition Law, and employment litigation. By Bruce Nye.

http://www.calbizlit.com/cal_biz_lit/
  • Dec 5

    CAL Supremes Reverse Previous Appellate Cases, Rule In Favor Of Plaintiffs In “Take-Home” Exposure Asbestos Case

    CAL Supremes Reverse Previous Appellate Cases, Rule In Favor Of Plaintiffs In “Take-Home” Exposure Asbestos Case
    So as not to bury the lede, here’s the short version: Last week, the California Supreme Court overruled two recent Court of Appeals decisions to hold that a company can be held liable for negligence liability when it exposes an...
  • Nov 30

    What Makes a Mediation Successful?

    What Makes a Mediation Successful?
    For the past seven months, CalBizLit, operating under the birth name Bruce Nye, has been regularly serving as a mediator in Northern California. With this peacemaking experience, and after a decades-long history of participating in mediations…
  • Nov 18

    The New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Part 6

    The New Proposition 65 Warning Regulations Part 6
    Safe Harbor Environmental Exposure Warnings Californians are used to seeing Proposition 65 warning signs at the doorway of every commercial building, warning them about potential exposures to chemicals. Under the new regulations, however, the…
Rank this Week: 1397

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
  • Dec 4

    Keep this Beer Away from Lederhosen and KFC

    Keep this Beer Away from Lederhosen and KFC
    Right there on the label of this beer, almost every part of it, Austin Beerworks makes it clear that you should proceed with maximum caution. You should not even think about consuming this beer with KFC, while wearing lederhosen, or while…
  • Nov 11

    Colors: In Alcohol Beverage

    Colors: In Alcohol Beverage
    When was the last time you tried TTB’s Formulas Online (FONL) system? It continues to change every few months, since its inception a few years ago. When I went to use it earlier this week I was struck by how much information TTB is…
  • Nov 1

    What’s New at Moonshine U.?

    What’s New at Moonshine U.?
    The latest issue of Beverage Master just came in last week. It is the October-November issue and has a fine article about Moonshine University, if I may say so myself. A small excerpt is below, and you can find the entire article, and indeed…
Rank this Week: 4263

In-house Access

In-house Access

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

http://www.inhouseaccess.com/
  • Dec 1

    Recognize Your In-house Peers! Now Accepting ACC Advocacy Award Nomination

    Recognize Your In-house Peers! Now Accepting ACC Advocacy Award Nomination
    As the only international legal association comprised soley of in-house attorneys, ACC provides a unique perspective on public policy issues, and recognizes the significance of advocacy by — and for — its membership. From…
  • Nov 10

    Are Emojis Protected Intellectual Property?

    Are Emojis Protected Intellectual Property?
    This year’s ACC Annual Meeting was held in San Francisco, where digital news is everyday watercooler conversation — or Twitter feed fodder — for many of the Bay Area techies. That’s why the City by the Bay was a…
  • Nov 2

    AM16 Recap: Multijurisdictional Strategy for Attorney-Client Privilege

    AM16 Recap: Multijurisdictional Strategy for Attorney-Client Privilege
    As we enter into a new era of rapid globalization, the need for developing an airtight strategy to maintain attorney-client privilege cannot be underestimated. Although often viewed as a powerful tool in the United States, privilege…
Rank this Week: 2945

IN THE (RED) - The Business…

IN THE (RED) - The Business Bankruptcy Blog

Covers business bankruptcy issues and developments. From Cooley Godward Kronish LLP's Bob Eisenbach.

http://bankruptcy.cooley.com/
Rank this Week: 2516

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/
  • Nov 30

    Andrew C. Emmert Joins DBL Law

    Andrew C. Emmert Joins DBL Law
    CRESTVIEW HILLS, KY – October 27, 2016 – DBL Law is pleased to welcome Andrew C. Emmert to the firm as a partner.  Drew concentrates his practice in real estate law, general business matters and probate and estate planning.…
  • Nov 21

    Divided Coaky Panel Reduces Punitive Damage Award in Economic Damages Case to 1:1 Ratio to Compensatory Damage

    Divided Coaky Panel Reduces Punitive Damage Award in Economic Damages Case to 1:1 Ratio to Compensatory Damage
    In a recent 2-1 decision, the Kentucky Court of Appeals reduced a massive punitive damages award (four times the substantial compensatory damages awarded) in a purely economic damages case to a ratio of one to one. In Grant Thornton LLP v.…
  • Nov 21

    DBL Attorneys Named Super Lawyers and Rising Star

    DBL Attorneys Named Super Lawyers and Rising Star
        CRESTVIEW HILLS, KY- November 21, 2016 – We are pleased to announce that fourteen lawyers from the firm have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of Super Lawyers®, which recognizes the top 5 percent of…
Rank this Week: 4683

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Comments on business law. By Bellas & Wachowski.

http://www.parkridgeattorney.com/
  • Nov 29

    Cyberfunding

    Cyberfunding
    Equity Crowdfunding – The Future of Investing? While nearly everyone has heard of crowdfunding, the concept of equity crowdfunding is not as well known.  For those Chicago business owners that are new to this developing area, prior…
  • Nov 29

    Cyberfunding

    Cyberfunding
    Equity Crowdfunding – The Future of Investing? While nearly everyone has heard of crowdfunding, the concept of equity crowdfunding is not as well known.  For those Chicago business owners that are new to this developing area, prior…
  • Nov 6

    Technology and the Changing of the Rules of Professional Conduct

    Technology and the Changing of the Rules of Professional Conduct
    Luddites and technophobes have no place in the modern practice of law, as least not according to recent changes in the rules of professional conduct.   Technology has found embedded itself into the practice of law. Technology…
Rank this Week: 2041

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Nov 28

    Now Accepting Article Submissions for 2017!

    Now Accepting Article Submissions for 2017!
    Article Submissions Interested contributing to the Creative Arts Advocate?  Creative Arts Advocate is always accepting submissions of articles that address topics relating to the arts and/or areas of intellectual property law. Spend some…
  • Aug 31

    Music in Politics – Legal and Practical Consideration

    Music in Politics – Legal and Practical Consideration
    After riding down an escalator into a room full of people waving banners with name, Donald Trump announced his campaign for Presidency by taking the stage to “Rockin’ in the Free World.”  Welcome to…
  • May 27

    Art Investments May Be Regulated Like Bonds or Stock

    Art Investments May Be Regulated Like Bonds or Stock
    Your stocks are regulated, your mortgage is regulated, but your art isn’t.  Even though art is a growing investment class, the high-end art world faces little regulation or scrutiny although allegations of fraud and tax evasion…
Rank this Week: 569

Oregon Business Litigation

Oregon Business Litigation

Resource for in-house counsel, business executives, human resource managers and others who monitor litigation and legal issues affecting Oregon businesses. By Ater Wynne.

http://www.aterwynneblog.com/oregon_business_litigatio/
  • Nov 22

    Texas Court Issues Nationwide Injunction Against Overtime Rule

    Texas Court Issues Nationwide Injunction Against Overtime Rule
    Today, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") from implementing its latest revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"). In…
  • Nov 16

    Persuader Rule permanently enjoined

    Persuader Rule permanently enjoined
    In June of this year, we reported that a judge in Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking enforcement of the Department of Labor's controversial Persuader Rule, which would have required disclosures by any consultant --…
  • Nov 10

    Washington initiative increases employee wages and benefit

    Washington initiative increases employee wages and benefit
    The passage of Initiative Measure 1433 in Washington means that minimum wage workers who are at least 18 years old will see their wages increase from $9.43 to $11 per hour, effective January 1, 2017. Subsequent wage hikes each year...
Rank this Week: 2131

Consumer Class Lawyers Blog

Consumer Class Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.consumerclasslawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 15

    Is Your Rhino Deck Failing? So Are Lots of Other

    Is Your Rhino Deck Failing? So Are Lots of Other
    Have you installed Rhino Deck composite decking in your outdoor area?  If so, like many consumers, you were probably looking for a low maintenance alternative to wooden decking.  And you may have been sorely disappointed. Homeowners…
  • Nov 15

    Some Wood Trimboard Manufacturers May Deny Warranty Coverage Even if Your House Is Rotting, Decaying or Developing Mold

    Some Wood Trimboard Manufacturers May Deny Warranty Coverage Even if Your House Is Rotting, Decaying or Developing Mold
    Trim boards can be great, particularly on the outside of a home.  They add detail and elegance at a relatively low cost.  Homes throughout the country sport them, but that also means that trim board often is exposed to heavy rain,…
  • Oct 13

    Not a Fan of L’Oréal’s AMLA OIL Relaxer? You’re Not Alone!

    Not a Fan of L’Oréal’s AMLA OIL Relaxer? You’re Not Alone!
    Relaxer products are notorious for containing lye – a caustic ingredient that can burn skin and damage hair.  So hundreds of thousands of consumers took the bait when L’Oréal introduced its “NO-LYE” product…
Rank this Week: 2582

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Nov 15

    Why You Have Bad Customers -- Because You Trained them to be Bad - Operation

    Why You Have Bad Customers -- Because You Trained them to be Bad - Operation
    You Have Bad Customers Bad customers are everywhere. It is getting worse because many of your good customers are turning bad. How do you spot a bad customer? Here are some signs: Showing up with coupons, but no cash....
  • Oct 31

    What's in a Ranking? Plenty. - Marketing

    What's in a Ranking? Plenty. - Marketing
    Clients ask me all the time how important rankings are. Franchise Times, Entrepreneur, Franchise Business Review among others, all publish several franchise ranking lists per year. Here's my response. Everything positive you can show about…
  • Oct 11

    Tips You Can Use for Creating Franchisee All-Stars - Capital Area Franchise Association

    Tips You Can Use for Creating Franchisee All-Stars - Capital Area Franchise Association
    You spend a lot of money finding, recruiting, and finding new franchise operators. But, it isn't over, not quite yet. You have to turn your new franchisees into franchise insiders, all-stars on your franchise team. "Onboarding, also…
Rank this Week: 4580

Small Business Lawyer Blog

Small Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business transactions and international small business law. By Daniel H. Erskine.

http://smallbusinesslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 13

    Cybersecurity Tool

    Cybersecurity Tool
    If your business operates online, then your business/company should seriously address cybersecurity issues. The Small Business Administration (SBA) dedicates a page describing and linking to "Top Tools and Resources for Small Business…
  • Oct 26

    Check out Global NY & OpentoExport if you are a New York or UK busine

    Check out Global NY & OpentoExport if you are a New York or UK busine
    If you are a New York state small business thinking about exporting to foreign countries or already selling your products abroad, then take a look at Global NY. The new program offers assistance to New York state small businesses who export…
  • Apr 26

    Social Media and Employee

    Social Media and Employee
    Chances are your small business utilizes social media to connect with its customers and employees on a daily basis. Your small business may want to check out the Federal Trade Commission's ("FTC") Endorsement Guides: What People Are Asking,…
Rank this Week: 1797

The Resource Blog

The Resource Blog

Covers tax law. By Samuel D. Brotman.

http://www.sambrotman.com/blog/
  • Nov 10

    California Tax Guide for Marijuana Businesses and Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Marijuana Act

    California Tax Guide for Marijuana Businesses and Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Marijuana Act
    On Tuesday, California voters passed historic legislation by voting to allow the recreational use of marijuana in California. Regardless of your opinion about marijuana use, the legislation will have a huge impact on the state of California…
  • Aug 25

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two
    Here are the steps that IRS examiners take before a taxpayer makes the irrevocable decision to opt out: 1. Send Status Letter to the taxpayer setting forth the status of the voluntary disclosure certification, documents required to finalize…
  • Aug 25

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two
    Here are the steps that IRS examiners take before a taxpayer makes the irrevocable decision to opt out: 1. Send Status Letter to the taxpayer setting forth the status of the voluntary disclosure certification, documents required to finalize…
Rank this Week: 2814

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
  • Nov 9

    Bigger and Better: The Reiser Legal Team Joins Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

    Bigger and Better: The Reiser Legal Team Joins Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
    We are ready to announce that our team of counsel will be joining forces with the firm of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, LLP (MNG&D). Our alliance provides the clients of Reiser Legal with affordable access to the…
  • Jun 21

    Brewery Trademark Coexistence Agreement

    Brewery Trademark Coexistence Agreement
    When trademark disputes pop up, often breweries agree to get along. In doing so, two beverage businesses can seek what’s called a trademark coexistence agreement. This is an agreement that essentially sets forth trademark restrictions…
  • Jun 17

    MN Brewer Files Employment Discrimination Lawsuit

    MN Brewer Files Employment Discrimination Lawsuit
    These days, it’s still rare to see a craft brewery in any sort of legal hot water (unless it’s a contentious trademark dispute). However, a recent employment discrimination action filed by a former Minnesota brewer has serious…
Rank this Week: 4570

The Schulzke Brief

The Schulzke Brief

Provides commentary on commerce and the law. By Kurt Schulzke.

http://schulzkelaw.com
Rank this Week: 3266