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Coming of Edge

Coming of Edge

Discusses the legal hurdles facing startups and entrepreneurs including all intellectual property law topics. By Steven Buchwald.

http://comingofedge.com/
  • May 15

    The New York Bitlicense is coming: What you need to know

    The New York Bitlicense is coming: What you need to know
    As the final version of the New York BitLicense will roll out within the next 2 weeks, bitcoin startups are gearing up to enter the U.S. market. The post The New York Bitlicense is coming: What you need to know appeared first on .
  • May 12

    What Makes a Brand a Good Trademark?

    What Makes a Brand a Good Trademark?
    A suggestive trademark can be a salutary compromise between marketing and legal considerations. The post What Makes a Brand a Good Trademark? appeared first on .
  • Apr 30

    LLC., C Corp, S Corp: How to Pick a Business Structure

    LLC., C Corp, S Corp: How to Pick a Business Structure
    Few decisions are as important as choosing the right entity for your new startup. This post explores the factors that matter most when making this decision. The post LLC., C Corp, S Corp: How to Pick a Business Structure appeared first on .
Rank this Week: 2279

Commercial and International…

Commercial and International Arbitration Law Blog

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

http://www.commercialinternationalarbitration.com/
  • Aug 14

    Federal District Court Holds California PAGA Claim Not Waived Through Employment Arbitration Agreement

    Federal District Court Holds California PAGA Claim Not Waived Through Employment Arbitration Agreement
    Agreeing with the Supreme Court of California and disagreeing with other California federal district courts, the Central District of California recently held in Valdez v. Terminix Int’l Co. Ltd. Partnership, No. 14-09748 (C.D. Cal.…
  • Aug 7

    Covington’s New International Arbitration Resource App

    Covington’s New International Arbitration Resource App
    International law firm Covington & Burling LLP has developed a useful free app for Apple and Android smart phones and tablets, The Arbitration Handbook, which compiles over 90 resources commonly used in international…
  • Jul 15

    Bad Assumptions to Avoid in International Arbitration

    Bad Assumptions to Avoid in International Arbitration
    You are a seasoned U.S. trial lawyer who has been retained by an important client to handle a major breach of contract dispute between the client and its overseas business partner.  Congratulations!  The contract has a mandatory…
Rank this Week: 2396

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Aug 26

    Proposed Anti-Money Laundering Regulations for Investment Advisers and Fund Manager

    Proposed Anti-Money Laundering Regulations for Investment Advisers and Fund Manager
    After years of talking about it, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a proposed a rule requiring certain investment advisers to establish anti-money laundering programs and report suspicious activity to FinCEN. The new…
  • Aug 24

    Management Fee “Waiver” Tax Treatment

    Management Fee “Waiver” Tax Treatment
    The Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations relating to disguised payments for services rendered by a partner to a partnership. Private fund managers have used management fee “waiver” mechanisms by…
  • Aug 21

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for August 21

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for August 21
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. The 5 Most Common AML Compliance Program Deficiencies by Michael Volkov in Corruption, Crime & Compliance In my view, AML programs do not get sufficient…
Rank this Week: 980

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

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

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • Aug 31

    Enforcement Discretion At The SEC

    Enforcement Discretion At The SEC
    I wrote a paper on the SEC's ALJs, which I think are plenty independent and not at all unconstitutional. They...
  • Aug 28

    Katz, et al. on Trading on SCOTUS Opinion

    Katz, et al. on Trading on SCOTUS Opinion
    Dan Katz (Michigan State), Michael James Bommarito, Tyler Soellinger (Michigan State), and Jim Chen (Michigan State) have posted a new...
  • Aug 28

    The Law And Finance Top Download List On SSRN

    The Law And Finance Top Download List On SSRN
    It's an interesting mix of law professors and business professors, empirical projects, and the opposite. And bitcoin! Ranked by most...
Rank this Week: 147

Considine & Furey, LLP Blog

Considine & Furey, LLP Blog

Covers DUI, OUI, DWI law, and gaming law.

http://blog.considinefurey.com/
  • Aug 7

    Hostile Work Environment

    Hostile Work Environment
    Massachusetts General Laws chapter 151B defines “hostile work environment” harassment as: sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when . . . such advances, requests or…
  • Aug 3

    Sexual Harassment: Quid Pro Quo

    Sexual Harassment: Quid Pro Quo
    Massachusetts Law prohibits sex discrimination in the workplace. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. The standards governing the prohibition of sex discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace are set forth in…
  • Jul 29

    Filing a Complaint with MCAD

    Filing a Complaint with MCAD
    Massachusetts Law prohibits discrimination in the workplace.  Sexual harassment is one form of discrimination that is prohibited by law.  The standards governing the prohibition of sex discrimination and sexual harassment in…
Rank this Week: 3684

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: 2467

Consumer Goods & Retail…

Consumer Goods & Retail Industry Litigation Blog

Covers litigation-related issues concerning consumer packaged goods manufacturers, retailers, advertisers, consumers and attorneys. By Kotchen & Low LLP.

http://cpg-retail-litigation.kotchen.com/
Rank this Week: 1057

Contingency Business Litigation…

Contingency Business Litigation Attorney Blog

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

http://www.contingencybusinesslitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 4

    Schroeder v. U.S. - Qui Tam Litigation by Those Convicted of Minor Role

    Schroeder v. U.S. - Qui Tam Litigation by Those Convicted of Minor Role
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a qui tam lawsuit by a federal district court after finding, as a matter of first impression, such an action can't be brought by someone convicted of conduct giving…
  • Jul 17

    Rigsby v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. - Qui Tam Verdict Weighed

    Rigsby v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. - Qui Tam Verdict Weighed
    Two sisters who alleged an insurance company cheated the federal government by filing false claims following Hurricane Katrina not only had their winning verdict affirmed, but also they were granted permission to expand their claim to include…
  • Jul 1

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

    Angie's List v. Amazon - Alleged Theft of Trade Secrets by Competitor
    For many companies, trade secrets are essential to the business model. These could come in the form of:A formulaA recipeA methodA marketing strategyA manufacturing techniqueA computer algorithmA list of customers No matter its form, the key…
Rank this Week: 3285

Contract Alchemy

Contract Alchemy

Covers contracts, technology and law. By WhichDraft.com.

http://contractalchemy.com/
  • Oct 9

    Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-10-09

    Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-10-09
    Highly intriguing new firm, Clearspire, uses separate law, consulting and IT entities to assist clients http://t.co/Mp2F82M9 # Do you use a coach to help you with your work?
  • Sep 18

    Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-09-18

    Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-09-18
    Flipped classroom: fascinating idea for legal education – class lecture becomes study time, study becomes class.
  • Jul 13

    But Soft, What Arbitration Through Yonder Window Breaks?

    But Soft, What Arbitration Through Yonder Window Breaks?
    I’m not a huge fan of dispute resolution and arbitration clauses, as they often lead to time consuming contract negotiations over settlement discussions that will happen anyway, and can generate arbitration requirements that are often more…
Rank this Week: 3396

Contracts Blog

Contracts Blog

Blog on legal news and contracts.

http://www.onecle.com/blog
  • Oct 13

    Apple and GT Advanced Technologies Contract

    Apple and GT Advanced Technologies Contract
    Last week, GT Advanced Technologies Inc., a company formerly known as GT Solar International, Inc., filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of the US bankruptcy code. The company is seeking a reorganization and will continue to operate their…
  • Sep 12

    General Mills Acquires Annie’s, Inc.

    General Mills Acquires Annie’s, Inc.
    Earlier this week, General Mills, Inc. signed a merger agreement to acquire Annie’s, Inc., a Berkeley, California natural and organic food company. General Mills offered $46.00 per share of common stock. BNNY had closed at $33.53 the…
  • May 1

    Weibo Corporation IPO

    Weibo Corporation IPO
    I was looking through Weibo Corporation’s Form F-1 Registration Statement and reading the risk factors. The F-1 raises some interesting issues that you may not see in other registration statements. We have limited business insurance…
Rank this Week: 2610

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Aug 31

    Contract Drafting Sources that Promote Substance Over Style

    Contract Drafting Sources that Promote Substance Over Style
    Now that we are back in school, I wanted to draw attention to a couple of great new resources for those who are teaching contract drafting or those who would like to incorporate some contract drafting concepts or clauses into...
  • Aug 31

    Washington Post Exposes Scam that Takes Advantage of Recipients of Structured Settlement

    Washington Post Exposes Scam that Takes Advantage of Recipients of Structured Settlement
    The article is here. It speaks for itself. There are a million reasons why these contracts, which offer pennies on the dollar on the present value of the settlement, should not be enforced. Feel free to offer your legal theories...
  • Aug 31

    New in Print

    New in Print
    Matthew D. Cain, Antonio J. Macias & Steven Davidoff Solomon, Broken Promises: The Role of Reputation in Private Equity Contracting and Strategic Default. 40 J. Corp. L. 565 (2015) Phillip Lee, A Contract Theory of Academic Freedom, 59…
Rank this Week: 487

Corporate Blawg UK

Corporate Blawg UK

Covers corporate, company and commercial law in the UK.

http://corporatelawuk.typepad.com/corporate_blawg/
  • Jul 8

    Blawg Review #116

    Blawg Review #116
    Always one to cut the mustard, Corporate Blawg has gone against the grain and spiced up the Blawg Review #116 with a shake of poetic sauce. The inspiration for this perspiration was found between a sesame bun on July 4th, that most celebrated…
  • Jul 2

    No work no pay puts pay to play

    No work no pay puts pay to play
    Jeepers. Corporate Blawg is looking like he's about to enter his 3rd week in a row of 50+ hours in the office. In May 2005: "The European Parliament has voted to scrap Britain's opt-out from the Working Time Directive and to limit workers to…
  • Jun 26

    Call it mid-life crises, call it what you will

    Call it mid-life crises, call it what you will
    Love makes you fat. Corporate Blawg loves his wife, but not his chub, so Corporate Blawg is trying to lose a little of his extra girth before it appears like he's about to give birth. This new momentim was prompted by Corporate Blawg…
Rank this Week: 1814

Corporate Finance & Securities Law…

Corporate Finance & Securities Law Blog

Covers mergers and acquisitions, private to public transactions, public company disclosure, regulatory defense, and other financial issues. By The Lebrecht Group.

http://www.thelebrechtgroup.com/blog/
  • Jul 11

    SEC Allows Solicitation in Private Offering

    SEC Allows Solicitation in Private Offering
    At long last, the SEC has approved general solicitation in 506 offerings.  I have previously blogged on the subject here and here. It seems each stakeholder group is claiming it as their own victory.  Hedge funds, crowdfunders,…
  • Jun 19

    Sponsored Research. When Is It Independent?

    Sponsored Research. When Is It Independent?
    This week, Fox Business News contributor Tobin Smith was terminated because he violated their policy that “no contributor to FBN [Fox Business Network], nor his/her firm, and/or family members are allowed to accept financial…
  • Jun 6

    When Is It a Good Strategy To Lie to the SEC?

    When Is It a Good Strategy To Lie to the SEC?
    This, of course, is a misleading question.  The answer is never.  In case you need some law to back up that conclusion, take a look at the recent case of Robert J. Vitale.  Mr. Vitale was the subject of an SEC enforcement…
Rank this Week: 3728

Corporate Law and Democracy

Corporate Law and Democracy

A repository of ideas, comments and papers on a range of issues related to corporate law and democracy. By Boston College Law School Professor Renee Jones.

http://reneejones.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 18

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?
    Susan Antilla of Bloomberg news published a recent column  revisiting the question of the continued viability of state securities regulators’ enforcement authority.  I spoke to Susan about my research  on the issue and I am quoted in…
  • Nov 18

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?
    Susan Antilla of Bloomberg news published a recent column  revisiting the question of the continued viability of state securities regulators’ enforcement authority.  I spoke to Susan about my research  on the issue…
  • Sep 19

    Bailout-palooza

    Bailout-palooza
    The federal goverment’s proposal for a bailout of the financial industry sounded somewhat familiar to me.  I remembered that I had blogged about a similar proposal about a year ago on Conglomerate.
Rank this Week: 4819

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Focuses on complliance, corporate governance, disclosure, mergers and tax issues. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.corporatesecuritieslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 424

Corporate Social Responsibility…

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law

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

http://www.csrandthelaw.com
Rank this Week: 3823

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • 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…
  • May 14

    Blurred Laws: The Effects of the “Blurred Lines” Verdict on the Music Industry

    Blurred Laws: The Effects of the “Blurred Lines” Verdict on the Music Industry
    In a widely publicized case, the Estate of Marvin Gaye recently won its lawsuit against Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke, and T.I. for copyright infringement, alleging that their hit song “Blurred Lines” infringes upon Gaye’s…
Rank this Week: 420

Dahman's Law

Dahman's Law

Covers business issues.

http://www.dahmanlaw.com/Blog.html
  • Mar 16

    Dahman Law Quoted in Dispatch Article on Digital Estate Planning

    Dahman Law Quoted in Dispatch Article on Digital Estate Planning
    In the Saturday, March 14, 2015 edition of the Columbus Dispatch, Dahman Law attorney Samir B. Dahman was quoted for providing insight on digital estate planning.  Although not quoted, Research Analyst Aaron Burnside also contributed…
  • Mar 9

    Law School Recognizes Dahman Law's Efforts to Give Young Attorneys Quality Experience

    Law School Recognizes Dahman Law's Efforts to Give Young Attorneys Quality Experience
    On January 8, 2015, Dahman Law attorney Jonathan N. Olivito argued the appeal of a favorable jury verdict on behalf of client RAE Associates, Inc. to the 10th District Court of Appeals, Case No. 14-AP-482. Olivito is a first year attorney…
  • Jan 20

    Dahman Law attorney Jonathan Olivito Argues Appeal to 10th District Court of Appeal

    Dahman Law attorney Jonathan Olivito Argues Appeal to 10th District Court of Appeal
    Dahman Law attorney Jonathan N. Olivito argued the appeal of a favorable jury verdict on behalf of client RAE Associates, Inc. to the 10th District Court of Appeals, Case No. 14-AP-482.After prevailing at a week-long trial, the unanimous jury…
Rank this Week: 3692

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/
  • Aug 3

    Texas LLC Law–Breach of Fiduciary Duty

    Texas LLC Law–Breach of Fiduciary Duty
    Over 70% of all businesses in the United States are sole proprietorships.  A sole proprietorship is an unincorporated business that is owned and operated by a single individual.  As a sole proprietor, you are entitled to 100% of the…
  • Aug 3

    Limitations in TX Breach of Contract Case

    Limitations in TX Breach of Contract Case
    The statute of limitations first appeared in early Roman law.  It later developed into the criminal and civil common law of England.  The purpose of the statute of limitations in a breach of contract context is to limit the time a…
  • Aug 3

    Trademark Infringement Basic

    Trademark Infringement Basic
    It is said that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.  However, imitating a competitor’s trademark can lead to harsh consequences.  Alternatively, allowing a competitor to imitate your trademark can damage your…
Rank this Week: 2237

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/
  • Aug 27

    Kentucky Issues Bonds for Statewide Internet System

    Kentucky Issues Bonds for Statewide Internet System
    Article written by Shelly Sigo and originally published by The Bond Buyer Thursday, August 27, 2015 Kentucky is financing a statewide high-speed Internet system in a first-of-its kind P3 deal that market participants said should offer higher…
  • Aug 24

    SCOKY Clarifies Appropriate Jury Instruction for Informed Consent Claim

    SCOKY Clarifies Appropriate Jury Instruction for Informed Consent Claim
    In an opinion (see it here) rendered on August 20, 2015, the Kentucky Supreme Court reversed a jury verdict in favor of a surgeon on a claim for failure to obtain informed consent.  In Sargent v. Shaffer, 2013-SC-000111, the plaintiff…
  • Aug 17

    DBL Law Announces Inclusion in Best Lawyers 2016

    DBL Law Announces Inclusion in Best Lawyers 2016
    CRESTVIEW HILLS, KY – August 17, 2015 – DBL Law is pleased to announce that eight attorneys from the firm have been selected for inclusion in 22nd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Additionally, partner Mathew R. Klein…
Rank this Week: 4728

Deal Attorney

Deal Attorney

Covers domestic and international commercial and financial transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, intellectual property licensing, product distribution, strategic partnerships and joint ventures. By Anthony Cerminaro.

http://dealattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 19

    Hart-Scott-Rodino Rules: DOJ And FTC Final Changes To Merger Reporting Form

    Hart-Scott-Rodino Rules: DOJ And FTC Final Changes To Merger Reporting Form
    The Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission released their final changes to the Hart-Scott-Rodino reporting form on July 7, 2011.
  • May 3

    FCPA Due Diligence Checklist

    FCPA Due Diligence Checklist
    "Summary: There are several steps that a company should take when performing pre-acquisition FCPA due diligence. Yesterday at the Hanson Wade FCPA conference in Houston, some of these steps were discussed. While these steps are not an…
  • Feb 3

    Split vs Spin ... -Offs, that i

    Split vs Spin ... -Offs, that i
    "Split-offs have become more popular in the wake of the Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2006 (TIPRA). TIPRA modified Internal Revenue Code section 355 to limit how much cash companies could transfer to a subsidiary to…
Rank this Week: 2595

DealBook

DealBook

Covers mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, IPOs, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and law. From The New York Times.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
Rank this Week: 7

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

Covers mergers & acquisitions. From editor Broc Romanek, who is also editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net.

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Aug 27

    HSR “Investment-Only” Exemption: Lessons from Third Point’s Yahoo! Investment

    HSR “Investment-Only” Exemption: Lessons from Third Point’s Yahoo! Investment
    Here’s the intro from this Cooley memo: While acquisitions of up to 10% of the voting interest in a target that are made “solely for the purpose of investment” are in many circumstances exempt from Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR)…
  • Aug 26

    How Carl Icahn Work

    How Carl Icahn Work
    Here’s an excerpt from this interesting blog from a while back by “The Activist Investor”: For one of the most-discussed investors these days, we know surprisingly little about Carl Icahn’s activist investing. Numerous…
  • Aug 19

    Key M&A Trends: Overseas Expansion Going Mainstream

    Key M&A Trends: Overseas Expansion Going Mainstream
    Here’s something that Randi Morrison blogged on TheCorporateCounsel.net a few days ago: Recently, Deloitte released 2015 M&A Trends Report reveals a booming, wide-reaching M&A environment spanning small, mid-sized and large…
Rank this Week: 806

Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

Covers laws relating to pre-need and death care compliance, serving banks, funeral homes, crematories, and cemetaries. By William Stalter.

http://www.deathcarelaw.com/
  • Aug 30

    The MFT Lawsuit Claims: The Client List

    The MFT Lawsuit Claims: The Client List
    The lawsuit brought by the Missouri Funeral Trust against the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors and CFL Pre-Need includes  a number of unique and dubious claims.  For example, the lawsuit defines CFL Pre-Need,…
  • Aug 15

    Missouri Preneed Tax Cut: The Contract Fee

    Missouri Preneed Tax Cut: The Contract Fee
    Using its emergency rulemaking authority, the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors reduced the state preneed contract fee from $36 to $25.  The change is to go in effect on September 1, 2015, the first day of the next…
  • Aug 14

    The High Cost of Litigation: Copy Charge

    The High Cost of Litigation: Copy Charge
    The Special Deputy Receiver for National Prearranged Services recently filed a Bill of Costs with the Federal trial court.  The Bill of Costs seeks to recover copy charges of more than $500,000 from a former NPS…
Rank this Week: 1813

Debt Collection Lawyer Blog

Debt Collection Lawyer Blog

Offers tips, techniques and strategies for debt collection. By Michael Herrin.

http://debtcollectionlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 8

    I am very pleased to announce the updated…

    I am very pleased to announce the updated and revised 2013 version of the best set of weapons you could hope for in fighting a debt collection lawsuit. For only $19.99 you can have every secret debt collection lawyers don't want you to have…
  • Aug 8

    How to Not Pay Your Debt or Beat a Collection Suit

    How to Not Pay Your Debt or Beat a Collection Suit
    I really shouldn’t tell you this at all. I could get excommunicated from the fraternal order of blood sucking collection attorneys. But in my purpose I told you I would tell both sides of the story and so I will. This article comes with…
  • Dec 16

    FORM FOR A SWORN DENIAL

    FORM FOR A SWORN DENIAL
    My E-Book HOW TO BEAT A CREDIT CARD DEBT LAWSUIT WITH THE SECRETS OF A REAL DEBT COLLECTION LAWYER offers detailed explanations, expert guidance and most importantly actual forms which will allow you to represent yourself and WIN. As an…
Rank this Week: 1887

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

Offers case summaries of Delaware court decisions in business-related litigation. By Morris James.

http://www.delawarebusinesslitigation.com/
  • May 13

    Court Of Chancery Explains Standard Of Review Of Special Litigation Committee Repot

    Court Of Chancery Explains Standard Of Review Of Special Litigation Committee Repot
    Iron Workers District Council Of Philadelphia & Vicinity Retirement & Pension Plan v. Andreotti, C.A. No. 9714-VCG (May 8, 2015) This may be the definitive decision on how to review the conclusion of a board of directors to accept the…
  • May 13

    Court Of Chancery Awards Loser Fee

    Court Of Chancery Awards Loser Fee
    In re Nine Systems Corporation Shareholder Litigation, C.A. No. 3940-VCN (May 7, 2015) After years of litigating a breach of fiduciary duty case, the plaintiff won the battle but lost the war when the Court held that the defendants had…
  • May 4

    Court Of Chancery Explains Creditor’s Right To File Fiduciary Duty Claim

    Court Of Chancery Explains Creditor’s Right To File Fiduciary Duty Claim
    Quadrant Structured Products Company Ltd. v. Vertin, C.A. 6990-VCL (May 4, 2015) While it is generally known that creditors may only file derivative suits when the company is insolvent, there have been many open issues about what exactly that…
Rank this Week: 1730

Delaware Chancery Law Blog

Delaware Chancery Law Blog

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

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

    Section 273 Dissolution – 50/50 Stockholders Required

    Section 273 Dissolution – 50/50 Stockholders Required
    In a prior post, we discussed the dissolution of “joint venture” entities under 8 Del. C. Section 273, along with the requirement that such entities only have two 50/50 stockholders.  Under the statute and related case law,…
  • Aug 17

    Chancery Issues Sanctions for Deposition Misconduct

    Chancery Issues Sanctions for Deposition Misconduct
    In the recent opinion in the consolidated action of In re Shawe & Elting, LLC, C.A. No. 9661-CB (Del. Ch. Aug. 14, 2015), the Court of Chancery granted a motion for sanctions in connection with deposition misconduct of an attorney…
  • Aug 17

    Advancement Claim for Expert Expenses Allowed – Holley v. Nipro Diagnostics, Inc.

    Advancement Claim for Expert Expenses Allowed – Holley v. Nipro Diagnostics, Inc.
    In the third decision issued by the Court of Chancery in connection with the action styled as Holley v. Nipro Diagnostics, Inc., C.A. No. 9679-VCP (Del. Ch. Aug. 14, 2015) (prior posts on the December 23, 2014 Holley I decision can be…
Rank this Week: 2512

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

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

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

    Short Observation on Long Delaware Chancery Decision

    Short Observation on Long Delaware Chancery Decision
    Based on more than ten years that I have been highlighting corporate and commercial decisions on these pages, primarily from Delaware’s Supreme Court and Court of Chancery, I am aware that the main reason busy…
  • Aug 28

    Chancery Appoints Custodian to Break Deadlock of Profitable Corporation

    Chancery Appoints Custodian to Break Deadlock of Profitable Corporation
    In re: Shawe & Elting LLC, C.A. No. 9661-CB (Del. Ch. Aug. 13, 2015). There are many important principles of Delaware corporate law addressed in this 104-page post-trial opinion, but for the benefit of busy readers, I will highlight…
  • Aug 21

    Scholarship On Delaware Corporate Litigation

    Scholarship On Delaware Corporate Litigation
    Courtesy of a friendly email from Professor Larry Hamermesh, one of Delaware’s favorite corporate law professors, who is also a former Delaware corporate litigator, we have the good professor’s latest scholarship on cutting…
Rank this Week: 293

Delaware Non-Compete Law Blog

Delaware Non-Compete Law Blog

By Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

http://www.delawarenoncompetelawblog.com/
  • Aug 6

    Drafting Enforceable Non-solicitation Agreement

    Drafting Enforceable Non-solicitation Agreement
    Significant time, money and resources often goes into developing client relationships. To protect these relationships, more companies are requiring managers and other employees who have significant contact with clients to sign…
  • Aug 6

    Drafting Enforceable Non-solicitation Agreement

    Drafting Enforceable Non-solicitation Agreement
    Significant time, money and resources often goes into developing client relationships. To protect these relationships, more companies are requiring managers and other employees who have significant contact with clients to sign…
  • Feb 4

    Noncompetition Agreements in Business Transaction

    Noncompetition Agreements in Business Transaction
    Unlike the employer-employee situation, a business merger or acquisition is likely to involve the sale of assets which includes the goodwill of the business. Noncompetition agreements entered into as part of a sale of a business are designed…
Rank this Week: 1028

Dividends and Preferences

Dividends and Preferences

Musings on Venture Capital, Technology and Entrepreneurship. By Hank J. Heyming.

http://www.dividendsandpreferences.com/
  • Jan 24

    Microsoft/Skype -- Putting Things into Perspective

    Microsoft/Skype -- Putting Things into Perspective
    {EAV:984c4a016f17013d} Microsoft acquires Skype! Largest Microsoft acquisition ever!! Facebook jilted!!! Google jilted!!!! Wait, Facebook wins through Microsoft!!!!! Wait, Microsoft overpaid by $4 billion with a B!!!!!! OMG Google just…
  • May 10

    Nerd Chic

    Nerd Chic
    Lately, I've noticed a new twist to the typical ebb and flow of the fashion wars.  It occurred to me that, for perhaps the first time in my lifetime, it is cool right now to be a nerd.
  • Apr 25

    Out and About

    Out and About
    Hey folks -- I'm getting ready to head down to the RTP area for the annual CED Venture Conference.  This year it is in downtown Raleigh, instead of Pinehurst, and looks to be bigger and better than ever. So, if anyone happens to be in the…
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Dr. Maximilian Koch's Blog

Dr. Maximilian Koch's Blog

Covers corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, takeovers as well as finance and capital markets law.

http://maxkoch.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4980

DRG Law

DRG Law

Business, intellectual property, litigation, and transactional issues from a legal and relational perspective. By Douglas R. Griess.

http://drglaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4567

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Covers Canadian legal forms. By Michael Carabash.

http://www.dynamiclegalforms.com/blog/
  • Jun 12

    Drafting a Will | Revoking and Altering a Will…

    Drafting a Will | Revoking and Altering a Will…
    Revoking a Will In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills. In a previous blog, I talked about what an “estate” is and what kinds of assets / properties go into it and what kinds of assets /…
  • Jun 12

    Formal Wills (Part 2): Formalities Required for a Canadian Will to be Valid

    Formal Wills (Part 2): Formalities Required for a Canadian Will to be Valid
    Formalities required for a Will to be valid In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills. In a previous blog, I talked about what an “estate” is and what kinds of assets / properties go into it and…
  • Jun 12

    Legal Wills: What is an Estate?

    Legal Wills: What is an Estate?
    Legal Wills | What is a deceased’s estate? In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills.  Everyone should have one, but they don’t.  Why?  Because people don’t want to be…
Rank this Week: 503

Emerge

Emerge

Provides information for new and growing businesses. By LeClair Ryan.

http://emergeblog.net/
  • Feb 19

    NDAs Are Easy As MSVEPNFTL

    NDAs Are Easy As MSVEPNFTL
    Nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) are generally straightforward documents and follow a consistent format. People often pull a form off the internet, fill in the blanks and send it off to the other side. Likewise, recipients of NDAs often skim…
  • Jan 15

    5 MPH Over the Speed Limit? More Like Hitting a Hobo on a Dirt Road in West Virginia

    5 MPH Over the Speed Limit? More Like Hitting a Hobo on a Dirt Road in West Virginia
    If you have started a company that needs outside investors, then you have run into someone who offered to raise money for you. [ CONTINUE READING → ]
  • Sep 24

    Why is a PPM like a BLT?

    Why is a PPM like a BLT?
    PPMs (Private Placement Memos for the uninitiated) look pretty complicated. They’re usually thick documents full of run-on sentences, some charts and a few paragraphs in all caps. A client asked me to describe a PPM’s structure. I drew a…
Rank this Week: 3960

Emerging Enterprise Center Blog

Emerging Enterprise Center Blog

Offers commentary and analysis for entrepreneurs and startups. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.emergingenterprisecenterblog.com
  • Oct 24

    Firing someone: If you are successful, at some point you are going to have to do it.

    Firing someone: If you are successful, at some point you are going to have to do it.
    I can’t say how often I have been called the first time an entrepreneur has to fire someone.  BTW, I get that call from seasoned execs as well.  Nobody likes to do it and everyone is nervous that they will mess up in light of all the…
  • Sep 7

    Dealing with Preference

    Dealing with Preference
    The outcomes of negotiations around preferences never seem to have a compelling logic.  Under a particular set of circumstances is there a compelling reason why the A and B should be equal (pari passu, as lawyers like to say) in the…
  • Aug 12

    Redemption and Misunderstanding

    Redemption and Misunderstanding
    I recently ran into this situation around a very standard redemption provision. About a year after the initial close, my client went to raise a medium sized extension round.  They found a lead for the extension and everything went well. …
Rank this Week: 4010

Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

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

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    NLRB Throws Out Years of Joint-Employer Precedent – Adopts Two-Part Test For Joint-Employer Statu

    NLRB Throws Out Years of Joint-Employer Precedent – Adopts Two-Part Test For Joint-Employer Statu
    By Brian Mumaugh The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) has thrown employers a curve by overruling 30 years of long-standing decisions that narrowed the circumstances under which a joint-employer relationship could be found to…
  • Aug 24

    Home Care Workers Entitled to Minimum Wage and Overtime

    Home Care Workers Entitled to Minimum Wage and Overtime
    B y Mark Wiletsky Agencies that provide companionship or live-in care services for the elderly, ill or disabled will now have to pay their home care workers minimum wage and overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Reversing a…
  • Aug 20

    OSHA Looks to ADR to Reduce Explosion in Whistleblower Complaint

    OSHA Looks to ADR to Reduce Explosion in Whistleblower Complaint
    By Matthew Linton The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued revised policies and procedures for applying a new process for resolving whistleblower disputes. The new process is an early resolution process that is to…
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Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4955

Estate Planning Attorney Blog

Estate Planning Attorney Blog

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

http://www.estateplanningattorney-blog.com/
  • Jul 13

    Maintaining Your Busine

    Maintaining Your Busine
    It is very important to maintain your business, and it is often something that is forgotten about while you focus on building your business and taking care of clients. Often life changes impact your business that you may not expect.  We…
  • Jul 6

    Asset Protection (Part 3)

    Asset Protection (Part 3)
    In Part 2, we discussed insurance protections for you.  Now we will explore some less common methods for asset protection. As many (or some) are already familiar, there are revocable living trusts for estate planning.  There are…
  • Jun 29

    Asset Protection (Part 2)

    Asset Protection (Part 2)
    In Part 1, we started discussing automobile insurance to protect your assets from an accident vehicles.  Now we will flip the coin and explore how higher limits on your automobile policy also provides better protection for you and your…
Rank this Week: 2331

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • Aug 13

    Undisclosed Trust Distributions May Justify Retroactive Child Support Modification

    Undisclosed Trust Distributions May Justify Retroactive Child Support Modification
    Parents who receive trust distributions may have a duty to disclose the amount and source, even if the trust distributions do not necessarily constitute income for child support purposes.  That’s one of the issues raised…
  • Jul 23

    Do you need a prenup to deal with frozen eggs?

    Do you need a prenup to deal with frozen eggs?
    Women who are contemplating IVF, ZIFT, surrogacy and other alternative reproductive techniques (ART), and their parenting partners, should seriously contemplate their need for a pre- or post-nuptial agreement or cohabitation agreement,…
  • Jul 20

    Corporate Successor Not Marital Property Following Post-Sep Business Failure

    Corporate Successor Not Marital Property Following Post-Sep Business Failure
    There is often suspicion when a business that would be marital property fails shortly after marital separation, particularly if the owner spouse subsequently starts a new business.  This is the situation that the Superior Court addressed…
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Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
  • Aug 31

    MICHIGAN STATE ORDERED TO DISCLOSE SUSPECT’S INFORMATION REDACTED FROM UNIVERSITY POLICE INCIDENT REPORTS

    MICHIGAN STATE ORDERED TO DISCLOSE SUSPECT’S INFORMATION REDACTED FROM UNIVERSITY POLICE INCIDENT REPORTS
    Earlier this month, a Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court’s order that Michigan State disclose the names of suspects redacted from university police incident reports.   ESPN, Inc. v. Michigan State University, No.…
  • Aug 28

    Scot Ganow Discusses the Ashley Madison Breach on 700 WLW

    Scot Ganow Discusses the Ashley Madison Breach on 700 WLW
    I have always written and spoken about the individual value for privacy and when it is violated, how that violation can be very personal and akin to trauma. The recent breach at Ashley Madison and the potential harm it may unleash on the…
  • Aug 27

    Is Footage of City Council Meetings Protected by Copyright Laws?

    Is Footage of City Council Meetings Protected by Copyright Laws?
    Not according to one federal judge in California. In City of Inglewood v. Joseph Teixeira, et. al., No. 2:15-cv-01815 (C.D. Ca. Aug. 20, 2015), United Stated District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald found that California state law bars the city…
Rank this Week: 1441

Fashion & Apparel Law Blog

Fashion & Apparel Law Blog

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

http://www.fashionapparellawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 965

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/
  • Aug 28

    Cheerleader Uniform Designs Eligible for Copyright Protection, Sixth Circuit Rule

    Cheerleader Uniform Designs Eligible for Copyright Protection, Sixth Circuit Rule
    In a closely-watched fashion design case, the Sixth Circuit ruled last week that decorative designs on cheerleading uniforms are eligible for copyright protection. The US Copyright Act does not provide protection for functional aspects of…
  • Aug 18

    The Start of a New Wearable Brand Battle

    The Start of a New Wearable Brand Battle
    Jawbone and Fitbit, both billion-dollar leaders in the “wearable” technology category of fitness bands, are warming up for what may become a test of legal endurance. Jawbone recently filed three lawsuits in three different courts,…
  • Aug 14

    IKEA Repair Program Not Labeled “Recall” By CPSC

    IKEA Repair Program Not Labeled “Recall” By CPSC
    On July 22, 2015, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Swedish consumer products company, IKEA, issued a joint press release to announce a “repair program,” addressing a furniture tip-over safety hazard posed by…
Rank this Week: 2185

Federal Securities Law Blog

Federal Securities Law Blog

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

http://www.fedseclaw.com/
  • Aug 21

    U.S. Court of Appeals reaffirms April 2014 decision on the conflict minerals rule

    U.S. Court of Appeals reaffirms April 2014 decision on the conflict minerals rule
    We reported previously in April 2014 on the ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit striking down the part of the SEC’s conflict minerals rules that requires a registrant to describe its…
  • Aug 20

    Student internships basis for FCPA violation

    Student internships basis for FCPA violation
    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Tuesday that Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon) had agreed to pay $14.8 million dollars to settle Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations. The agreement arose out of BNY Mellon…
  • Jul 24

    SEC proposed rules for compensation clawback policie

    SEC proposed rules for compensation clawback policie
    The SEC has proposed rules that require the securities exchanges to adopt rules that in turn require listed companies to adopt, disclose and comply with a clawback policy for executive compensation based on erroneous financial statements. The…
Rank this Week: 4403

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

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

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 285

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business, immigration and real estate law. By Stok Folk + Kon, P.A.

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2472