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The Wine Bar

The Wine Bar

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

http://thewinebarblog.com
  • Jul 19

    Franchise Law Problems in the Alcohol Industry

    Franchise Law Problems in the Alcohol Industry
    Diageo is currently fighting a lawsuit regarding a Missouri distributor named Major Brands; the lawsuit involves, in part, various states’ franchise law.  Franchise law is, indeed, a complex area of law that can sneak up on…
  • Jun 28

    ICANN Slows Its Roll on .wine and .vin

    ICANN Slows Its Roll on .wine and .vin
    In April, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) decided to hold off on rolling out two new top level domains, namely .wine and .vin. This move came based on concerns voiced by European Union members states, who…
  • Jun 22

    Are Wine Bloggers Like Other Wine Journalists?

    Are Wine Bloggers Like Other Wine Journalists?
    Very proud to display my first ever wine blogging accolade: I must say that I am honored to be recognized among the other finalists, and look forward to more wine blogging in the coming year. Now on to the blogging … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 4811

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 18

    Steps to Creating Bylaw

    Steps to Creating Bylaw
    One of the first things any newly formed corporation should do is draft bylaws. Bylaws are a corporation's operational blueprint. They identify what the business does, how it is run and who is in charge. Here then are five steps to drafting…
  • Jul 11

    3 Steps to Creating a Strategic Alliance

    3 Steps to Creating a Strategic Alliance
    A strategic alliance is a fairly simple concept. Two companies with similar interests join forces to produce favorable outcomes for all involved. An everyday example is the Starbucks inside of Barnes and Noble bookstores. This move helped…
  • Jul 3

    Gross Lease vs. Net Lease

    Gross Lease vs. Net Lease
    Whether you're starting a business or looking to expand, chances are you'll encounter some kind of lease. The most common are the gross lease and the net lease. In this blog post we'll take a look at the differences between the two and the…
Rank this Week: 2233

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Garmo & Kiste, PLC Law Blog

Covers Michigan law topics.

http://www.garmokiste.com
  • Jul 18

    Michigan Fireworks Law

    Michigan Fireworks Law
    Michigan Fireworks Laws: The Fourth of July has come and gone but fireworks can still be heard in neighborhoods all around Detroit when the sun goes down. Michiganders have been enjoying relaxed state fireworks rules since Governor Synder…
  • Jun 30

    Sued by Ally Financial, Inc.?

    Sued by Ally Financial, Inc.?
    Sued by Ally Financial, Inc.? Do you owe money for unpaid car, credit card, or various loans? Have you fallen behind on your payments? Many individuals find themselves in a difficult situation, unable to pay off their loans, due to unforeseen…
  • Jun 29

    Michigan Implied Consent Law

    Michigan Implied Consent Law
    Michigan Implied Consent Law: The Risk of Refusing Tests If you are a Michigan resident, you should be aware that the act of operating a vehicle enters you into an implicit agreement to submit to alcohol testing. MCL 257.625c dictates that…
Rank this Week: 1500

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

Provides news, updates and insights for financial services employers. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
  • Jul 18

    Benefits Litigation Update: Hobby Lobby, Amara, Tibble, and More

    Benefits Litigation Update: Hobby Lobby, Amara, Tibble, and More
    Epstein Becker Green and The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) have released a new issue of the Benefits Litigation Update. Featured articles include: Recent Supreme Court Decisions Revise Rules for Stock Drop Cases By: Debra Davis, The ERISA…
  • Jun 30

    Stuart Gerson on the Supreme Court’s Harris and Hobby Lobby Decision

    Stuart Gerson on the Supreme Court’s Harris and Hobby Lobby Decision
    Our colleague Stuart Gerson of Epstein Becker Green has a new post on the Supreme Court’s recent decisions: “Divided Supreme Court Issues Decisions on Harris and Hobby Lobby.” Following is an excerpt: As expected, the last…
  • Jun 26

    California Supreme Court Opens the Door to Class Action Waivers, Shuts Door to Waiver of Representative Action

    California Supreme Court Opens the Door to Class Action Waivers, Shuts Door to Waiver of Representative Action
    By Marisa S. Ratinoff and Amy B. Messigian One of the main battlegrounds between employers and employees relates to the ability of employers to preclude class actions by way of arbitration agreements containing class action waivers. In…
Rank this Week: 1944

North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

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

http://www.ncbusinesslitigationreport.com/
  • Jul 18

    An Important Tip On Appealing A Decision From The NC Business Court

    An Important Tip On Appealing A Decision From The NC Business Court
    The Business Court is electronic.  Paper copies of documents are not filed with the Business Court.  So when you e-file a Notice of Appeal, is that sufficient for purposes of Rule 3 of the NC Rules of Appellate Procedure? Let's look…
  • Jul 8

    Pro Se Defendant Wins Trial On Breach Of Fiduciary Duty Claims In Business Court

    Pro Se Defendant Wins Trial On Breach Of Fiduciary Duty Claims In Business Court
    When I was a young pup preparing to go to court against the uncommon adversary who was proceeding without a lawyer, I would joke that "I hope I don't lose."  Luckily, I never did. But the Plaintiff in Seraph Garrison, LLC v. Garrison,…
  • Jul 3

    Business Court Refuses To Admit University Of Maryland's Lawyers On A Pro Hac Basi

    Business Court Refuses To Admit University Of Maryland's Lawyers On A Pro Hac Basi
    The lawsuit filed by the Atlantic Coast Conference against the University of Maryland continues to percolate in the North Carolina Business Court.  But the University will have to proceed without its chosen attorneys, as the Court last…
Rank this Week: 2358

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/
  • Jul 18

    Federal Court Upholds Controversial Ban on Fur Sales in West Hollywood

    Federal Court Upholds Controversial Ban on Fur Sales in West Hollywood
    Attention West Hollywood (WeHo) shoppers, new furs are no longer for sale in WeHo! A federal court recently dismissed constitutional challenges to the City of West Hollywood’s (WeHo) city-wide ban prohibiting the sale of fur products…
  • Jul 17

    Lacoste North America CEO Francis Pierrel Sees Strength in US Market

    Lacoste North America CEO Francis Pierrel Sees Strength in US Market
    Earlier this month, Lacoste re-signed a deal to outfit the ATP World Tour staff at all pro tennis events through 2015, a partnership that is just one component of the high-end lifestyle brand’s strategic initiatives.
  • Jul 11

    Arbitrate This! Ninth Circuit Issues Two Wins for California Retail Employer

    Arbitrate This! Ninth Circuit Issues Two Wins for California Retail Employer
    On June 23, a frequently employee-friendly United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit delivered two significant, pro-employer decisions pertaining to employee arbitration agreements. In Johnmohammadi v. Bloomingdale’s,…
Rank this Week: 4334

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Covers commercial and civil litigation in New York.

http://www.nylitigationfirm.com/blog
  • Jul 18

    Dispute Resolution in New York

    Dispute Resolution in New York
    While business professionals and individuals enter into business contracts and partnerships with good intentions to perform their responsibilities more »
  • Jun 25

    Becoming a Litigation Attorney

    Becoming a Litigation Attorney
    Attorneys are people who have gone to law school and who practice the law. They must pass a more »
  • Jun 7

    Understanding Civil Litigation and Employment Screening

    Understanding Civil Litigation and Employment Screening
    By now we are all aware of what the standard background check components are including criminal conviction checks, more »
Rank this Week: 4236

My Distribution Law

My Distribution Law

Focuses on distribution law issues for manufacturers, wholesalers, dealers, and retailers. By Howard M. Ullman.

http://www.mydistributionlaw.com/
  • Jul 17

    Northern District of California Addresses Functional Discounts, Price Discrimination Claim

    Northern District of California Addresses Functional Discounts, Price Discrimination Claim
    In Mathew Enterprise, Inc. v. Chrysler Group, LLC, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 95522 (N.D. Cal. July 11, 2014) (Freeman, J.), the court dismissed certain Robinson-Patman Act price discrimination claims and allowed others to proceed, and in so doing…
  • Jul 10

    A World Without Patents?

    A World Without Patents?
    Planet Money’s recent podcast interviews two economists who advocate for the ultimate patent law reform: the abolition of patents. They argue that patents inhibit innovation.  For example, the Wright Brothers supposedly secured a…
  • Jul 3

    Happy Fourth of July

    Happy Fourth of July
    For your weekend reading, here’s an interesting article by Joseph Stiglitz in the New York Times: “Inequality is Not Inevitable.”
Rank this Week: 1186

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Jul 17

    EEOC Issues New Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination — Wake County Employment Attorney

    EEOC Issues New Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination — Wake County Employment Attorney
    Under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”), an employer cannot fire, refuse to hire, demote, or take any other adverse action against a woman if pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition was a motivating factor in…
  • Jul 15

    Executive Exemption of the Fair Labor Standards Act and North Carolina Wage and Hour Act

    Executive Exemption of the Fair Labor Standards Act and North Carolina Wage and Hour Act
    The Fair Labor Standards Act and North Carolina’s Wage and Hour Act requires overtime to paid for any hours worked over 40 per week. There are, however, exemptions to these general rules. One of those exemptions are for Executive…
  • Jul 14

    Raleigh Electrocution Injury Attorney

    Raleigh Electrocution Injury Attorney
    Working with electricity is one of the most dangerous tasks a worker can perform.  Accidental electrical shocks can cause serious injuries and, in some cases, even death.  Whether you have been injured as a result of a workplace…
Rank this Week: 410

New York Business Litigation…

New York Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury, medical malpractice and motor vehicle accidents. By Rudner & Paleudis, LLC.

http://www.newyorkbusinesslitigationlawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3520

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/
Rank this Week: 970

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage…

Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.massachusetts-alcoholic-beverage-licensing.com/
  • Jul 16

    Somerville liquor store suspended for illegal wholesale

    Somerville liquor store suspended for illegal wholesale
    After illegally selling liquor wholesale to establishments in Somerville and surrounding communities, Ball Square Liquors was closed for several days in July, as reported by Somerville Wicked Local. The state Alcoholic Beverages Control…
  • Jul 15

    Liquor Stores to Open Earlier on Sundays?

    Liquor Stores to Open Earlier on Sundays?
    Massachusetts liquor stores would be able to open their doors two hours earlier on Sundays under a bill approved by state lawmakers. The Senate on Tuesday passed on a voice vote a bill to allow the retail sale of alcoholic beverages at 10…
  • Jul 4

    Bill would let wineries ship legally to Mass.

    Bill would let wineries ship legally to Mass.
    The Boston Globe reported today that Massachusetts consumers are one step closer to getting wine delivered straight to their doorsteps. The state Legislature has created a new permit system that will allow out-of-state wineries to sell and…
Rank this Week: 634

The Virtual Attorney Blog

The Virtual Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and business law. By Michael Brennan.

http://thevirtualattorney.com/blog
  • Jul 16

    The New Illinois Power of Attorney for Health Care

    The New Illinois Power of Attorney for Health Care
    An amendment to the Illinois Power of Attorney Act is headed to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law. It contains some important modifications for both estate planning attorneys and those executing powers of attorney enabling their…
  • Jul 3

    Lawyers and the Declaration of Independence

    Lawyers and the Declaration of Independence
    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” As the nation…
  • Jun 26

    Data Security When Using An Online Lawyer

    Data Security When Using An Online Lawyer
    Cloud Computing is on the rise as a way for companies- specifically, law firms to manage data.  Like any new technology, cloud computing doesn’t come without risks, and a recent surge in data breaches at some of the country’s…
Rank this Week: 4769

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/
  • Jul 15

    Use of a DMCA Takedown Notice to Enforce a Trademark Could Expose California Business to Sanction

    Use of a DMCA Takedown Notice to Enforce a Trademark Could Expose California Business to Sanction
    A California business, alleging that a Facebook page infringed its trademark, sent a takedown notice under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to Facebook. It then filed suit in federal court against the blogger who created and…
  • Jun 30

    Liability for Cybersecurity Breaches Still Uncertain for Many Businesse

    Liability for Cybersecurity Breaches Still Uncertain for Many Businesse
    Many businesses routinely make use of customers' personally identifiable information (PII), such as names, dates of birth, addresses, and credit card numbers. Now that nearly all business financial activities are computerized and networked,…
  • Jun 16

    Shareholder in S Corporation Must Pay Tax Despite Exclusion from Management

    Shareholder in S Corporation Must Pay Tax Despite Exclusion from Management
    The minority shareholder in an S corporation argued that he was not liable for federal tax on the corporation's income because the majority shareholder had shut him out of management, and the corporation had not paid him any salary or…
Rank this Week: 3269

Vann & Sheridan Blog

Vann & Sheridan Blog

Focuses on construction and business law, commercial creditor's rights and estate planning.

http://vannattorneys.com/category/blog/
  • Jul 15

    Webinar: Protecting Your Organization’s “Secret Sauce”

    Webinar: Protecting Your Organization’s “Secret Sauce”
    Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. Vann Attorneys & the Ottavio Group: Protecting Your Organization’s “Secret Sauce” – The importance of safeguarding your business’s intellectual…
  • Jul 15

    Speaking Engagement: Flying Unmanned Aircraft in North Carolina Today

    Speaking Engagement: Flying Unmanned Aircraft in North Carolina Today
    Monday, August 4, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. James Vann will speak to Triangle Amateur Robotics to discuss flying unmanned aircraft in North Carolina. Join us for an interactive discussion on who can fly and what can be flown in North…
  • Jul 15

    2014 Third Quarter Newsletter

    2014 Third Quarter Newsletter
    The post 2014 Third Quarter Newsletter appeared first on Vann Attorneys | Attorneys at Law.
Rank this Week: 3695

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
Rank this Week: 3573

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/
  • Jul 14

    New York State High Court Refuses to Force Parties to Negotiate Forever

    New York State High Court Refuses to Force Parties to Negotiate Forever
    Tyco and IDT entered into a joint venture agreement. Numerous litigations commenced, which were settled by a 2000 settlement agreement. That settlement agreement provided for IDT to use Tyco's yet unbuilt infrastructure, upon the parties'…
  • Jun 23

    Court Enforces Plain Language of Insurance Policy

    Court Enforces Plain Language of Insurance Policy
    Plaintiff, Castle Oil Corp., operated a fuel oil terminal in the Bronx, receiving and supplying fuel. The terminal was insured by defendant ACE American Insurance Co. for "direct physical loss or damage" during the policy period. The policy…
  • May 21

    Applicable Florida Law Held "Truly Obnoxious" and Not to Be Enforced in New York

    Applicable Florida Law Held "Truly Obnoxious" and Not to Be Enforced in New York
    After Johnson was terminated by her employer, a subsidiary of a Florida company, Johnson went to work for a competitor. Claiming that working at Johnson's new job violated a non-compete agreement that she had signed, her prior employer sued…
Rank this Week: 3887

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Covers business and franchise law.

http://www.spadealaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2656

Consumer Class Lawyers Blog

Consumer Class Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.consumerclasslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4258

Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

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

http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com
  • Jul 14

    The Danger Of Overweight Trucks On Alabama Road

    The Danger Of Overweight Trucks On Alabama Road
    I stood on the side of the road – looking at the scene of a recent log truck collision. Two log trucks sped by me. Stand and watch for just a few minutes. You will understand how the speeding and fully loaded truck rammed into my…
  • Jun 23

    Did Alabama’s Court Of Civil Appeals Decide To Protect Working Families?

    Did Alabama’s Court Of Civil Appeals Decide To Protect Working Families?
    Sometimes, our Court of Civil Appeals issues a decision that creates a little “buzz.” This is what happened last week when the Court released the workers’ compensation decision in Alabama Forestry Products v. Harris.…
  • Jun 5

    Alabama Law And The Independent Sales Representative

    Alabama Law And The Independent Sales Representative
    My law partner just completed a case for an independent sales representative in Huntsville. While every case is unique, the basic story of manufacturers denying commissions to independent sales representatives is far too common. It is a basic…
Rank this Week: 2075

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/
  • Jul 13

    In The Matter of the Petition of Calpine Corporation (Cir. Ct. Balt. City)

    In The Matter of the Petition of Calpine Corporation (Cir. Ct. Balt. City)
    Filed: October 3, 2013Opinion By: Judge Audrey J. S. CarrionHeld: The Circuit Court affirmed the Public Service Commission’s (“PSC”) actions with regards to certain regulated utilities in Maryland, where the PSC: (a)…
  • Apr 9

    Mathews v. Cassidy Turley Maryland, Inc. (Ct. of Appeals)

    Mathews v. Cassidy Turley Maryland, Inc. (Ct. of Appeals)
    Filed: November 26, 2013Opinion by Judge Robert N. McDonaldHeld: (1) Under the Maryland Securities Act (the “Act”), the offer and sale of a tenant-in-common (“TIC”) interest in commercial real estate under terms…
  • Feb 13

    Gregg Lapointe v. SIGMA TAU Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    Gregg Lapointe v. SIGMA TAU Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Filed: September 11, 2013 Opinion by Michael D. Mason Holdings:  (1) A parent corporation is allowed to interfere with the subsidiary's contracts without liability under the "unity of…
Rank this Week: 1688

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Jul 11

    How To Nurture Your Customers - More than Top of Mind - Marketing

    How To Nurture Your Customers - More than Top of Mind - Marketing
    Many customers need education or training before you can sell them your product or service. And, they need to see themselves using your product or service before you can sell to them. The education or training of your customers...
  • Jul 10

    Are You Being Shopped by Your Competitor? - Marketing

    Are You Being Shopped by Your Competitor? - Marketing
    That is a question we should all be asking. Then we should decide if the answer matters to us or our business. If you are Erbert and Gerbert's Sandwich Shops and a Subway franchisee is going to several of your...
  • Jul 9

    6 Tips for Franchise Owners on Social Network Marketing - Marketing

    6 Tips for Franchise Owners on Social Network Marketing - Marketing
    While I'm a complete believer in franchise-wide social media systems, you simply may find that you buy into a franchise without something in place. That means it's left to you. So, what are you going to do about it? Well,...
Rank this Week: 644

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 11

    Unfortunate Brewery/Lawyer TM Spat: Do You Know Where Your Graphic Designer Got Inspiration?

    Unfortunate Brewery/Lawyer TM Spat: Do You Know Where Your Graphic Designer Got Inspiration?
    Today’s post is short but sweet, and sort of a forehead-slapper. It’s been reported on elsewhere, including by our TM comrade Kenan Farrell, that an Oregon brewery (Full Sail) just sued an Atlanta-based DUI law firm. The claim?…
  • Jul 7

    Clearing Your TM: Michigan Brewery Changes Name Over Trademark Conflict

    Clearing Your TM: Michigan Brewery Changes Name Over Trademark Conflict
    Over the past week, word of another small brewery’s name change came into the news. The Shed Brewing Company in Michigan is now 127 Brewing Co. (the 556th suggestion as the co-owners brainstormed new brewery names…finding a solid…
  • Jul 3

    Start-up Brewery Business Backbone: Planning for the Best By Planning for the Worst

    Start-up Brewery Business Backbone: Planning for the Best By Planning for the Worst
    It won’t surprise you to hear that, for every group of folks that takes positive steps to start a brewery, a certain percentage never end up launching. There are countless reasons for abandoned business plans. Life happens, after all.…
Rank this Week: 1175

Virginia Business Litigation…

Virginia Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Jul 10

    Bringing Lawsuit to Stifle Online Criticism Held Ground for Awarding Attorneys' Fee

    Bringing Lawsuit to Stifle Online Criticism Held Ground for Awarding Attorneys' Fee
    Virginia lacks an anti-SLAPP statute, but that doesn't mean filing a frivolous lawsuit focused on eliminating criticism rather than enforcing actual legal rights can't result in being ordered to reimburse the defendant's legal fees. Some…
  • Jun 10

    Virginia's Economic Loss Rule

    Virginia's Economic Loss Rule
    A plaintiff filing a lawsuit usually wants to demand as much money as possible, both for the intimidation value and because in Virginia state court, you cannot recover damages in an amount greater than what you asked for in the complaint,…
  • Jun 2

    Motions to Reconsider - A Primer

    Motions to Reconsider - A Primer
    Suppose you lose a motion you thought you would almost certainly win. "The court got it wrong," you tell yourself, perhaps even sincerely. Do you file a follow-up motion asking the court to change its mind? Or do you file it away in the…
Rank this Week: 3207

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Lightbulb Blog by Dilanchian

Covers intellectual property law and business law from an Australian perspective. Published by Dilanchian Lawyers and Consultants.

http://www.dilanchian.com.au
  • Jul 9

    Tax and valuation of crowdfunding initiative

    Tax and valuation of crowdfunding initiative
    Backgrounder, guide and checklist for crowdfunding from an Australian perspective. It ends with a list of 14 crowdfunding sites worldwide. Our related articles are Australian crowdfunding law, current and proposed and Start-up funding…
  • Jun 29

    Start-up intellectual property survival guide

    Start-up intellectual property survival guide
    Start-ups often find themselves in a David vs Goliath situation after an initial taste of success. Corporate giants often seize every opportunity to maximise and secure their competitive advantage and market monopoly or power. The years of…
  • Jun 19

    Applying U.S. fair use doctrine to academic research

    Applying U.S. fair use doctrine to academic research
    How can the fair use doctrine in U.S. copyright law be used for academic research? We recently and successfully advised an Australian academic on this subject. Our client had prepared a major, lengthy and heavily illustrated scholarly…
Rank this Week: 627

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Jul 9

    New York Ivory Ban Helps Elephants, Hurts Art Dealer

    New York Ivory Ban Helps Elephants, Hurts Art Dealer
    A new law in New York will limit the sale of ivory, following recent federal guidelines.  These new limits may impede on the art world, specifically the lucrative trade of […]
  • Jul 8

    Art Handlers Look to Unions for Employment Protection

    Art Handlers Look to Unions for Employment Protection
    The archetype of a starving artist doesn’t conjure up thoughts about labor laws, employment disputes or, really, even working at all.  However, for many artists these legal issues are a […]
  • Jun 30

    Portnow Raps to Congress about Music Licensing

    Portnow Raps to Congress about Music Licensing
    Anyone who follows legal issues in the music industry is at least vaguely aware of some of the multitude of challenges that music licensing has faced as the industry has […]
Rank this Week: 4781

Bongiovi Law Firm Blog

Bongiovi Law Firm Blog

Covers Nevada business law.

http://bongiovilaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 9

    How to Choose a Distinctive Trademark

    How to Choose a Distinctive Trademark
    Your company’s trademark or service mark is the core of your brand identity in the marketplace. As such, it is one of your most valuable business assets and deserves to be developed with a great deal of forethought and creativity. Once…
  • Apr 24

    Nevada Emerging Small Business Certification

    Nevada Emerging Small Business Certification
    Are you a Nevada business interested in doing business with state and local government agencies?  Are you already certified as a minority, woman, or veteran owned business?  Do you not qualify for one of those certifications?…
  • Apr 15

    Nevada DETR Audits – What You Need to Know

    Nevada DETR Audits – What You Need to Know
    Have you received an audit notice from the Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (DETR)?  Try not to panic.  Here’s what you should know: The purpose of the audit is to verify that the numbers…
Rank this Week: 4065

'Round Midnight

'Round Midnight

Law and other nonsense from a Nashville music lawyer.

http://huganlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 8

    When Pigs Fly

    When Pigs Fly
    DON’T MAKE A FEDERAL CASE OUT OF IT! Translation: remanded to state court. The jurisdiction of federal courts is limited. Do not handwrite “Other-Divorce” on the civil cover sheet unless you want  Judge Iamcranky…
  • Jun 13

    Blame the Band

    Blame the Band
    20 years ago, I played guitar for a living in Southern California. I worked in cover bands at many bars–many,many bars–sometimes 300 nights per year. Good times. The bar owners often did not play nice with…
  • May 22

    The Right To Be Left Alone

    The Right To Be Left Alone
    Most law students briefly study invasion of privacy in their first-year torts class.It is a curious tort from which several causes of action arise, some of which are not intuitive. The basic concept is that all persons have an inherent right…
Rank this Week: 4186

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
  • Jul 8

    2 Things About The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision

    2 Things About The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision
    I. The Corporate Veil issue Normally, a corporation is an independent entity, separate and distinct from its owners. This has been recognized for (literally) centuries as the point of creating a corporation. [By the way, corporations are a…
  • Jun 12

    I’ve Got A Birthday Coming Up

    I’ve Got A Birthday Coming Up
    Or maybe it is an anniversary. I’m not sure. Whatever it is though, it’s special to me. No, it is not my birthday as most think of it. It’s the day after my birthday when, after 3 years of talking, … Continue reading…
  • Jun 5

    I’m Not A Miracle Worker

    I’m Not A Miracle Worker
    No lawyer is. We can help. We can sometimes solve problems. But none of us can do the impossible. 1. I can’t make the case go faster just because you want me to. 2. You rented your investment condo/house to … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 2684

Dallas Non-Compete Lawyer

Dallas Non-Compete Lawyer

Covers Texas non-compete and trade secrets law. By the Law Offices of Robert J. Wood.

http://www.texasnoncompetelaw.com/
  • Jul 8

    Real Estate Disputes–Texas Breach of Fiduciary Duty Law

    Real Estate Disputes–Texas Breach of Fiduciary Duty Law
    A recent real estate dispute sheds light on what is required to prove a breach of fiduciary duty claim in Texas. In this case, potential homebuyers contracted to buy a home for $180,000. The seller, the listing agent, the appraisal district,…
  • Jul 8

    To Be Enforceable, Settlement Agreements in Texas Must Be Carefully Worded

    To Be Enforceable, Settlement Agreements in Texas Must Be Carefully Worded
    A recent Texas appellate decision demonstrates the importance of ensuring that settlement agreements are properly worded. In the case, three employees of Company A left and formed Company B. Company A sued the former employees, as well as…
  • Apr 10

    Texas Appeals Court Reverses Denial of Temporary Injunction in Noncompete Case

    Texas Appeals Court Reverses Denial of Temporary Injunction in Noncompete Case
    Once again, a Texas appellate court sides with a company suing to enforce a noncompete agreement.  This time, the employer sued a former employee for violating a covenant prohibiting the employee for competing for three years following…
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Dahman's Law

Dahman's Law

Covers business issues.

http://www.dahmanlaw.com/Blog.html
  • Jul 8

    Visas into the United States of America: Fiancé Visa

    Visas into the United States of America: Fiancé Visa
    There are two primary types of visas that can be obtained for entry into the United States of America:  (1) immigration visas, and (2) temporary/visitor visas. Temporary/visitor visas are for people who are not seeking to…
  • Jun 30

    H.B. 483

    H.B. 483
    From schools to snakes, turbines to tattoos, and rehab to roller coasters, House Bill 483 covers a lot of ground. Several amendments are generating heated discussion already.  One major component making headlines is the almost $400…
  • May 29

    Copyright Troll Malibu Media Invades Ohio

    Copyright Troll Malibu Media Invades Ohio
    The Copyright Act’s Unintended Consequence:  For-profit Litigation In 1976 as Jimmy Carter won the presidency and the nation celebrated its bicentennial, no one predicted a bill intended to protect authors from unfair use of their…
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Strictly Business

Strictly Business

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

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
  • Jul 7

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 12: Preemptive Right

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 12: Preemptive Right
    This post is the twelfth in a series giving practical advice to startups with respect to understanding and negotiating a venture capital term sheet. In the prior eleven posts, we provided an introduction to negotiation of…
  • Jun 30

    Is it time for the JOBS Act, Part Two?

    Is it time for the JOBS Act, Part Two?
    When the JOBS Act was passed, a lot of people hoped that it would de-regulate startup finance, resulting in a boom of new startups being funded.  Through repealing the ban on general solicitation, allowing online angel investment…
  • Jun 29

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 11: Management and Information Right

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 11: Management and Information Right
    This post is the eleventh in a series giving practical advice to startups with respect to understanding and negotiating a venture capital term sheet. In the prior ten posts, we provided an introduction to negotiation of the term…
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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/
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Bulgarian Legal Blog

Bulgarian Legal Blog

Covers legal problems that UK and Irish investors face with their investments (mainly in properties) in Bulgaria. By Milen Hristov.

http://mhlegal.eu/blog/
  • Jul 6

    The biggest mistake when dissolving Bulgarian company

    The biggest mistake when dissolving Bulgarian company
    There are two main reasons why foreigners dissolve their Bulgarian limited companies: Regarding the first point, we have alarmed in the past few years that all companies in Bulgaria which haven’t been re-registered or dissolved…
  • Mar 22

    Does empty moving truck needs EU operators licence?

    Does empty moving truck needs EU operators licence?
    Sometimes you need to move a tractor unit from one place to another and can’t find a load to cover your diesel costs. Recently we had a case where, the owner of a truck had to move it with an empty trailer to another country. The truck…
  • Mar 6

    EU cross-border truck rental

    EU cross-border truck rental
    In their attempt to lower and optimise costs, road transport companies in Europe are trying to apply a cross border truck rental schemes to their international business. One of the most common mistakes is renting trucks, registered in one EU…
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Business and Corporate Disputes

Business and Corporate Disputes

Features litigation information and insight for business owners, corporate management, directors, officers, members, managers, and shareholders. By Matt McKinney.

http://corporatedispute.com
  • Jul 5

    Advantages and Disadvantages of Sole Proprietorships in Iowa

    Advantages and Disadvantages of Sole Proprietorships in Iowa
    A frequent issue that entrepreneurs face – and one they should seriously consider – is whether to create a formal legal entity, such as a limited liability company (L.L.C.), or remain a “sole proprietor.”  This…
  • Apr 22

    Can I Force My Iowa Corporation to Buy My Stock?

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

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

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

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • Jul 3

    Ohio is Currently One of the Best States for Asset Protection

    Ohio is Currently One of the Best States for Asset Protection
    Some states offer better asset protection alternatives than others.  There are numerous factors to consider in deciding how good (or bad) a state is from an asset protection standpoint.  These factors…
  • Jul 1

    Mississippi is Latest State to Enact DAPT Statute

    Mississippi is Latest State to Enact DAPT Statute
    The Mississippi “Qualified Disposition in Trust Act” takes effect today.  Mississippi has now become one of about fifteen states that have a domestic asset protection trust statute. Each of these state statutes is…
  • Jun 19

    Ohio and Several Other States Protect Inherited IRA

    Ohio and Several Other States Protect Inherited IRA
    As I noted in a blog post a couple days ago - -    On June 12, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that inherited IRAs are not exempt from creditor claims in bankruptcy.  So in general, inherited IRAs do not have as…
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CFTC Law

CFTC Law

Covers futures, commodities and forex regulation. By Shipkevich Law Firm.

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Jul 3

    CFTC Delays Enforcement of Reporting for Cleared Swap

    CFTC Delays Enforcement of Reporting for Cleared Swap
    CFTC Delays Enforcement of Reporting for Cleared SwapsThe CFTC’s Division of Market Oversight this week granted no-action relief from certain requirements applicable to swap dealers and major swap participants regarding the reporting of…
  • Jun 16

    Congresswoman Urges Review of Bank Guarantees of Offshore Affiliate

    Congresswoman Urges Review of Bank Guarantees of Offshore Affiliate
    Congresswoman Urges Review of Bank Guarantees of Offshore AffiliatesMaxine Waters, ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee, urged the CFTC this week to begin investigating the offshore actions of Wall Street banks in avoiding…
  • Jun 4

    Senate Confirms Three New CFTC Commissioner

    Senate Confirms Three New CFTC Commissioner
    Senate Confirms Three New CFTC CommissionersThe Senate has confirmed three new CFTC commissioners.CFTC LAW | Forex, Futures and Derivatives Regulatory News - Provided by Shipkevich PLLC
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Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • Jul 2

    Changes in Trademark Legislation – Canada

    Changes in Trademark Legislation – Canada
    On June 19th 2014 the Government of Canada's Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1 was given Royal Assent and with it comes amendments to the Trade-marks Act. The post Changes in Trademark Legislation – Canada appeared first on Barbeau,…
  • Jun 26

    Zahra Seyed Ali Joins Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein

    Zahra Seyed Ali Joins Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein
    Zahra Seyed Ali Joins Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein The post Zahra Seyed Ali Joins Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
  • Jun 24

    Christopher J.W. Austin Joins Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein

    Christopher J.W. Austin Joins Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein
    Christopher J.W. Austin Joins Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein The post Christopher J.W. Austin Joins Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
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Indiana Business Lawyer Blog

Indiana Business Lawyer Blog

Cover business and corporate law issues. By Parr Richey Obremskey Frandsen & Patterson.

http://www.indianabusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 2

    Indiana Labor Law - Do the Employee’s Online Actions Fall Within the Scope of the Act?

    Indiana Labor Law - Do the Employee’s Online Actions Fall Within the Scope of the Act?
    It is often difficult to discern whether the employee’s conduct online—whether it be posting pictures, writing comments about the work environment or the employer, will constitute protected concerted activity. This determination will…
  • Jun 27

    Indiana Business Law - CBR Event Decorators, Inc. v. Gate

    Indiana Business Law - CBR Event Decorators, Inc. v. Gate
    On March 3, 2014 the Indiana Court of Appeals clarified that shareholders cannot be held personally liable for attorney fees in a wrongful stop payment of a check under Indiana Code section 26–2–7–5 unless the corporate veil can be…
  • Jun 21

    Indiana Utility Law—Failure to Supply Accurate Location of Underground Facilities Bars Negligence Suit

    Indiana Utility Law—Failure to Supply Accurate Location of Underground Facilities Bars Negligence Suit
    In January, 2014 the Indiana Court of Appeals found that failure to supply an accurate map of underground facilities may bar negligence suits against contractors who properly file an intent to excavate with the Indiana Underground Plant…
Rank this Week: 4626

Philadelphia Business Lawyer Blog

Philadelphia Business Lawyer Blog

By Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt, P.C.

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

    LAWYERS CAN DELETE CIRCULAR 230 WARNINGS ON EMAILS

    LAWYERS CAN DELETE CIRCULAR 230 WARNINGS ON EMAILS
    For those of us that actually read the bottom of their lawyer's email you probably noticed the arcane "IRS Circular 230 Disclosure" that stated the advice contained in this email is not intended and cannot be used for tax avoidance purposes…
  • Jun 25

    COURT CONTINUES TO MISUNDERSTAND HOW WE USE TECHNOLOGY

    COURT CONTINUES TO MISUNDERSTAND HOW WE USE TECHNOLOGY
    The Supreme Court continued its trend of significant decisions today, issuing rulings in favor of copyright holders over technological innovation (ABC v Aereo) and in favor of upholding privacy rights in the face of police searches (Riley v…
  • Jun 24

    INHERITED IRA IS NOT SAFE FROM CREDITORS IN BANKRUPTCY

    INHERITED IRA IS NOT SAFE FROM CREDITORS IN BANKRUPTCY
    In June the Supreme Court held that an inherited individual retirement account (IRA) was not protected by federal bankruptcy law. Specifically, the Court considered whether an inherited IRA is a "retirement fund" within the meaning of the…
Rank this Week: 3636

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business formation and business litigation news and updates in California. Published By Donald Oder.

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

    Is Your Business Being Sued?

    Is Your Business Being Sued?
    Being served with a lawsuit can be one of the worst things that can happen to any business.  The specter of long drawn out litigation causes immediate anxiety and young and inexperienced owners worry that their business may…
  • Jun 9

    Negotiating Tenant Improvement Allowance

    Negotiating Tenant Improvement Allowance
    A Tenant Improvement Allowance (TIA) is a landlord incentive designed to assist new tenants with the build-out of their space. Build-outs are improvements to leased space to make the space usable for a particular tenant's needs. Whether or…
  • May 26

    The Pros and Cons of Guerrilla Discovery

    The Pros and Cons of Guerrilla Discovery
    Litigation can be divided into three relatively distinct phases: the pleading phase , the discovery phase and trial. While the distinction can sometimes be blurred, there is no doubt about these three significant areas of litigation. The…
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Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

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

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 674

Central California Law Blog

Central California Law Blog

Discusses business, property and consumer debt issues. By Ken Jorgensen.

http://fresno-law.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Riley v. California: Privacy in the contents of a Cell Phone?

    Riley v. California: Privacy in the contents of a Cell Phone?
    Last week, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in a case regarding the privacy a person can expect from the contents within a cell phone.  As an attorney, I have slowly began text messaging clients and I and my can have come to expect…
  • Jun 27

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit
    Foreclosed homeowners hate "MERS", or Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.  MERS has wrongfully foreclosed on thousands of homeowners through their shoddy record keeping practices.  Despite its horrible reputation, this…
  • Jun 3

    2 Ways to Stop Adverse Possession Easement

    2 Ways to Stop Adverse Possession Easement
    In California, an easement is typically the right to use another person's property for a particular purpose.  Common examples are people creating paths, or dirt roads to cross property to get to another property.  Sometimes, people…
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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
  • Jun 27

    The Aereo Decision & Cloud Computing

    The Aereo Decision & Cloud Computing
    In American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc. the U.S. Supreme Court recently held that Aereo's service, which converts and subsequently (re)transmits over-the-air television broadcasts in near real time to Aereo's customers via the…
  • May 30

    Congressional Committee Approves Permanent Bonus Depreciation & Charity Bill

    Congressional Committee Approves Permanent Bonus Depreciation & Charity Bill
    Bloomberg BNA on proposed permanent extension of bonus depreciation: The House Ways and Means Committee approved legislation to make bonus depreciation permanent, as well as a number of tax measures related to charitable giving. The…
  • Apr 28

    Substantial Presence Test & Closer Connection Exception

    Substantial Presence Test & Closer Connection Exception
    Many inhabitants of the northern United States or Canada seek respite from colder climates by living part of the year in warmer climates of states in the southern United States, particularly Florida and Arizona. While these people are…
Rank this Week: 1104

One Lawyer's Mission

One Lawyer's Mission

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

http://www.onelawyersmission.com/
  • Jun 26

    Day 37 of the Bodhisattva (in Lent): Dispelling Suffering

    Day 37 of the Bodhisattva (in Lent): Dispelling Suffering
    These are not trivial matters that we have discussed… they are a collection of infinite possibilities of how and why we choose to live!  During the course of the past few months, I have explored a wealth of readings, philosophies,…
  • Apr 22

    Day 36 of the Bodhisattva in Lent: The State of the Mind

    Day 36 of the Bodhisattva in Lent: The State of the Mind
    At times during the harried existence of life, I have felt my days filled with speed races in which my brain attempts to process and analyze so much information and varied detail.  What I have found to be most rewarding and fruitful:…
  • Apr 19

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

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