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The Venture Alley

The Venture Alley

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

http://www.theventurealley.com
  • Jul 22

    Privacy Shield is final: What it means for businesse

    Privacy Shield is final: What it means for businesse
    The US Department of Commerce announced that it will begin accepting applications for Privacy Shield certifications beginning on August 1. For US organizations collecting personal data from the EU, the past year has been an anxious one, as…
  • Jul 20

    At the Intersection of Business, Law and Technology; DLA Piper’s Global Tech Summit

    At the Intersection of Business, Law and Technology; DLA Piper’s Global Tech Summit
    The pace of innovation and adoption in technology – fast and getting faster – has long presented a stark contrast to the deliberate pace of change in the law. That contrast is greater than ever today, as entrepreneurs and…
  • Jul 7

    So Your Fund Wants to Invest in Canada, Eh?

    So Your Fund Wants to Invest in Canada, Eh?
    Despite a recent cooling in the overall investment climate, the number of active U.S. venture investors in Canada has more than doubled over the past five years. This migration north coincides with a climb in overall venture investment…
Rank this Week: 3681

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/
  • Jul 22

    Missouri Preneed Records: Trustee’s Deposit Record

    Missouri Preneed Records: Trustee’s Deposit Record
    In our prior post (Missouri Seller Exams: Timely Deposits), we discussed the receipt and deposit records that funeral homes may be required to maintain.  However, to demonstrate that they are complying with the preneed law’s…
  • Jul 17

    Missouri Seller Exams: Timely Deposit

    Missouri Seller Exams: Timely Deposit
    Missouri’s preneed funeral law imposes time requirements on funeral homes that accept consumer funds.  For funeral homes using depository accounts to fund preneed contracts, the funeral home must deposit consumer funds with the…
  • Jul 11

    Missouri Seller Records: KISS

    Missouri Seller Records: KISS
    When the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors met June 30th to discuss a proposed rule defining new record keeping requirements for preneed sellers, one Board member spoke a sentiment that many funeral directors share: keep…
Rank this Week: 1656

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    Settlement class can't stand where settlement notice gave mistaken info

    Settlement class can't stand where settlement notice gave mistaken info
    Duran v. Obesity Research Institute, LLC, No. D067917, 2016 WL 3913205 (Cal. Ct. App. Jun. 23, 2016)Duran sued ORI and Wal-Mart for allegedly falsely advertising the weight loss benefits of Lipozene and MetaboUp. The court approved a…
  • Jul 22

    IP Professors' Amicus in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brand

    IP Professors' Amicus in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brand
    Filed today: Mark McKenna, Chris Sprigman, Mark Lemley, Tyler Ochoa, Betsy Rosenblatt, Pam Samuelson, Kathy Strandburg, and I submitted a brief in this copyright separability case, arguing that conceptual separability is simply a coda to…
  • Jul 22

    Don't send a TM to do a (c)'s job: 7th Circuit rules in Slep-Tone case

    Don't send a TM to do a (c)'s job: 7th Circuit rules in Slep-Tone case
    Mark McKenna organized an amicus brief in this case, which was not cited by the court but advocated a position similar to that adopted by the panel. Phoenix Entertainment Partners, LLC v. Rumsey, No. 15-2844 (7th Cir. July 21, 2016) Slep-Tone…
Rank this Week: 2696

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

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

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Jul 22

    Court Rules in Favor of School District in Assault Case

    Court Rules in Favor of School District in Assault Case
    The Third Circuit Court has ruled in favor of a Pennsylvania school district in a lawsuit brought by the family of a student who was assaulted on a school campus. The assault occurred in the 2012-2013 school year at Chester High School, which…
  • Jul 15

    Ohio Charter School Sues Department of Education

    Ohio Charter School Sues Department of Education
    An online charter school in Ohio filed a lawsuit against the state’s Department of Education in an effort to block an attendance audit. The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, known as ECOT, advertises that it enrolls more than 15,000…
  • Jul 7

    Groupon and IBM Sue Each Other for Patent Infringement

    Groupon and IBM Sue Each Other for Patent Infringement
    Sometimes, the only appropriate way to respond to a lawsuit is by filing a countersuit. At least, that seems to be the philosophy of Groupon, Inc. The story began a few months ago when International Business Machines, better known as IBM,…
Rank this Week: 1497

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Jul 22

    Good News for Patent Holder

    Good News for Patent Holder
    By: Lisa Warren In what has been a seemingly rare occurrence in recent months, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently issued a pro-patentee decision in Immersion Corporation v. HTC Corporation and HTC America, Inc.,…
  • Jul 15

    Client Alert: EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Adopted

    Client Alert: EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Adopted
    The European Commission Has Adopted and Launched the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield  By: Faith Kasparian Earlier this week, the European Commission adopted the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield – a new framework for transatlantic data…
  • Jul 14

    MBBP’s Life Sciences Vector, Summer 2016

    MBBP’s Life Sciences Vector, Summer 2016
    2016 LIFE SCIENCES PANEL SERIES At the second of our Life Sciences panel Series: “Laying the Foundation for Growth: Entity & Equity”, experts discussed whether a corporation or a limited liability…
Rank this Week: 4722

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 22

    Important Contracts for Startup

    Important Contracts for Startup
    Contracts are an integral part of conducting business and the necessity for certain contracts can arise from the very start of your company.
  • Jul 15

    LLCs – Fiduciary Duties of Members and Managers in California

    LLCs – Fiduciary Duties of Members and Managers in California
    Under the duty of loyalty, a managing member or manager is required to put the interests of the LLC above any their personal interests. This loyalty is manifested through managing members and managers acting honestly in any dealings with the…
  • Jul 8

    Dissolving Your LLC in California – Important Things to Consider

    Dissolving Your LLC in California – Important Things to Consider
    While there are many ways to dissolve an LLC, including involuntary dissolution, this article focuses on voluntary dissolution by the LLC’s member(s) and for those LLCs which were active in conducting business during its lifespan.
Rank this Week: 3169

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Jul 22

    Seterus, Inc. Suspense Account and Threats May Violate the Law

    Seterus, Inc. Suspense Account and Threats May Violate the Law
    Maginnis Law, PLLC is currently investigating complaints of unlawful acts committed by Seterus, Inc. in connection with the collection of mortgage payments. Seterus, Inc., is a mortgage company that services Fannie Mae mortgages. Some of the…
  • Jul 11

    “MIXED FILES” – IS YOUR CREDIT REPORT MERGED WITH SOMEONE ELSE?

    “MIXED FILES” – IS YOUR CREDIT REPORT MERGED WITH SOMEONE ELSE?
    It is not uncommon for a credit reporting agency (such as Equifax, Experian, or Trans Union) to include information about another person in a consumer’s credit report.  This type of error is commonly referred to as a “Mixed…
  • Jun 30

    Types of Auto Insurance Coverage in North Carolina

    Types of Auto Insurance Coverage in North Carolina
    If you suffered injuries in a North Carolina automobile accident, there are several types of auto insurance coverage that may be available to compensate your losses. The Raleigh attorneys of Maginnis Law are experienced in helping folks…
Rank this Week: 4914

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

Covers issues that concern business entities, taxation, and employment law. By Parsonage Vandenack Williams LLC.

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 22

    IRS Implements New Safeguards for Income Verification Express Service

    IRS Implements New Safeguards for Income Verification Express Service
    The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) is implementing new requirements for taxpayers who use the Income Verification Express Service (“IVES”), a service companies use when signing off on the incomes of loan applicants.…
  • Jul 21

    Revised Tax Return Due Dates for Partnerships and C Corporation

    Revised Tax Return Due Dates for Partnerships and C Corporation
    President Obama signed the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 (“Act”) into law on July 31, 2015. The Act includes a series of revised tax return filing deadlines for partnerships and C…
  • Jun 30

    IRS Shuts Down E-file PIN Tool

    IRS Shuts Down E-file PIN Tool
    In response to recent cyber-attacks on the Electronic Filing PIN App (“e-file PIN”), the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) announced the e-file PIN capability is no longer available online or through the toll-free phone…
Rank this Week: 2349

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Covers business and franchise law.

http://www.spadealaw.com/blog
  • Jul 22

    Philadelphia Franchise Association June Lunch & Learn

    Philadelphia Franchise Association June Lunch & Learn
    The Philadelphia Franchise Association had a Lunch & Learn at Maggiano's Little Italy on June 8th. Attendees discussed the latest industry news and trends. The event was moderated by our very own Tom Spadea and featured 3 guest…
  • May 27

    Tom Spadea to Speak at Franchise Workshop at Rowan University

    Tom Spadea to Speak at Franchise Workshop at Rowan University
    If you have thought about starting your own franchise, then this workshop is for you! Find out how you can start being your own boss by attending this FREE event on June 1st (Wednesday). Note that you must register beforehand to attend. In…
  • May 24

    49th Annual International Franchise Association Legal Symposium

    49th Annual International Franchise Association Legal Symposium
    Will Jameson of Spadea Lignana Shares His Experience Franchise lawyers, CEOs, small business owners and more gathered in Washington DC from May 15-17, 2016 for the IFA's 49th Annual Legal Symposium. This year’s program provided value…
Rank this Week: 3116

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Jul 22

    The High-Level “Commonsense Corporate Governance Principles”

    The High-Level “Commonsense Corporate Governance Principles”
    The effort by 13 prominent business leaders – including Warren Buffett & Jamie Dimon – and large institutional investors to draw up a set of “Commonsense Corporate Governance Principles” is complete. Not an easy…
  • Jul 21

    More on “Congress Being Congress: What Does “Defunding” a Rule Even Mean?”

    More on “Congress Being Congress: What Does “Defunding” a Rule Even Mean?”
    Recently, I blogged about how it wasn’t clear what Congress would mean if it passed a budget bill that wouldn’t allow the SEC to conduct rulemaking or enforce certain rules. I indicated that the SEC hasn’t been faced with…
  • Jul 20

    Proxy Access: Rise in Binding Proposals Next Year?

    Proxy Access: Rise in Binding Proposals Next Year?
    This proxy season, a number of companies were successful in excluding proxy access shareholder proposals under Rule 14a-8(i)(10) – the “substantially implemented” exclusion – by adopting proxy access bylaws of their…
Rank this Week: 2240

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Bonus Debentures: A New Perspective on Certain Issues and Concern

    Bonus Debentures: A New Perspective on Certain Issues and Concern
    [The following post is contributed by Priya Garg, who is a student at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WB-NUJS).An earlier post on this Blog discussing the features and implications of bonus debentures is available…
  • Jul 17

    Risk Management and Corporate Governance

    Risk Management and Corporate Governance
    The current edition of the NSE Quarterly Briefing is on “Risk Management and the Board of Directors in Indian Firms” and is drafted by Professor Afra Afsharipour. The executive summary is as follows:- Enterprise Risk Management…
  • Jul 12

    India-Mauritius DTAA Protocol: Analyzing the Impact

    India-Mauritius DTAA Protocol: Analyzing the Impact
    [The following guest post is contributed by Aarush Bhatia, who is a 5th year B.A.LL.B (Hons.) student at CNLU, Patna]IntroductionThe protocol[i]dated 10 May 2016 amending the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) between India and…
Rank this Week: 1868

Vandrew Law Blog

Vandrew Law Blog

Covers asset protection, estate planning, tax law, and small business law.

http://vandrew.com/
  • Jul 21

    IRAs & 401(k)s Holding Bitcoin Directly: Step-by-Step Guide to Avoiding Prohibited Transaction Trap

    IRAs & 401(k)s Holding Bitcoin Directly: Step-by-Step Guide to Avoiding Prohibited Transaction Trap
    Practicing in estate planning, wills, and trusts, I’m often called upon to help my clients with their IRAs, Roth IRAs, 401(k)s, and other retirement accounts. As I write this, yields in many traditional retirement investments are at all…
  • Jul 12

    Estate Planning Traps & Bitcoin: 5 Things Bitcoin Holders Must Do Today

    Estate Planning Traps & Bitcoin: 5 Things Bitcoin Holders Must Do Today
    When it comes to estate planning, very little has been mentioned about bitcoin. While bitcoin is subject to wills and revocable living trusts like any other asset, there are some special considerations. Most seasoned holders of bitcoin are…
  • Jun 3

    6 Things You Can Do Right Now To Live Richer and Leave More for Your Loved One

    6 Things You Can Do Right Now To Live Richer and Leave More for Your Loved One
    When talking about estate planning, we often get all twisted up in the mechanisms (revocable living trusts, wills, death taxes, etc.). We then lose sight of the bigger picture, which is how to live more richly with the time we do have. When I…
Rank this Week: 2948

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 2059

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/
Rank this Week: 2101

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Canadian M&A Perspectives

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

http://www.canadianmergersacquisitions.com
Rank this Week: 3865

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Jul 21

    Are Intrastate Crowdfunding Laws Still Relevant?

    Are Intrastate Crowdfunding Laws Still Relevant?
    While everyone was waiting for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to finalize its equity crowdfunding rules, many states took matters into their own hands. Now that the federal regulations are finally in place, it remains unclear…
  • Jul 19

    SEC Proposes New BCP Rule for Investment Adviser

    SEC Proposes New BCP Rule for Investment Adviser
    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently proposed a rule that would require registered investment advisers to adopt or amend their current business continuity and transition plans (BCP). Under the proposed BCP rule, the plans…
  • Jul 7

    New Report Raises Questions About Ad Agency Contract

    New Report Raises Questions About Ad Agency Contract
    Business owners: Now is the time to review your ad agency contracts New York and New Jersey businesses may want to review their existing ad agency contracts. A new report raises questions about whether agencies are recommending media…
Rank this Week: 3837

AG Deal Diary

AG Deal Diary

A collection of insights and analysis on hot topics impacting companies, funds, dealmakers and directors. By Akin Gump.

http://www.akingump.com/en/experience/practices/corporate/ag-deal-diary/index.html
  • Jul 20

    Beyond Brexit Checklist

    Beyond Brexit Checklist
    Akin Gump launched its Beyond Brexit as an immediate response to the result of the EU Referendum.  The blog serves as a knowledge hub, providing resources and information on the regulatory and policy impact of Brexit.One highlight is our…
  • Jul 17

    M&A Market Update

    M&A Market Update
    In the first half of 2016, middle market M&A was down 6.3% as compared with the first half of 2015.  Thomson Reuters data shows that global M&A totaled $429.2 billion year to date. Click here for their full analysis of 2016…
  • Jul 12

    HIPAA Audit Program Update—HHS OCR Moves Forward with Desk Audit

    HIPAA Audit Program Update—HHS OCR Moves Forward with Desk Audit
    As we previously reported, on March 21, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) launched the long-awaited Phase 2 of the audit program that is intended to assess compliance with the Privacy,…
Rank this Week: 1410

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 20

    CSE Mortgage LLC v. Suryan (Cir. Ct. Mont. Cnty.)

    CSE Mortgage LLC v. Suryan (Cir. Ct. Mont. Cnty.)
    Filed:  April 21, 2016Opinion by:  Ronald B. RubinHoldings:  (1) Sole managing member of a special purpose entity can establish privity through control of litigation sufficient to prevent escape from application of doctrines of…
  • Jun 22

    Plum House IV, Inc. v. Wells Fargo Merchant Services, LLC (Maryland U.S.D.C.)

    Plum House IV, Inc. v. Wells Fargo Merchant Services, LLC (Maryland U.S.D.C.)
    Filed: January 29, 2016Opinion by: Catherine BlakeHolding: Under Maryland’s "economic loss rule" courts have limited remedies if the loss is purely economic and the parties were engaged in arms-length commercial bargaining.Facts:…
  • Jun 2

    O'Brien & Gere Engineers, Inc. v. City of Salisbury (Ct. of Appeals)

    O'Brien & Gere Engineers, Inc. v. City of Salisbury (Ct. of Appeals)
    Filed: April 26, 2016Opinion By: AdkinsHolding: The litigation privilege in Maryland extends to breach of a non-disparagement contract clause arising out of statements made by the party's counsel and witnesses in a judicial proceeding, and…
Rank this Week: 4150

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Jul 20

    Texas Employment Hiring Checklist

    Texas Employment Hiring Checklist
    Whether a new business is preparing to hire its first employee or is revisiting its already-existing hiring procedures, making sure that the on-boarding process is done correctly and consistently will result in significant long-term benefits…
  • Jul 10

    Erasing Employer Files Costs Employee Severance Pay

    Erasing Employer Files Costs Employee Severance Pay
    The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, which presides over Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, recently held that an employer could deny employee his severance benefits under an ERISA benefits plan because the employee erased certain files from…
  • Jun 12

    Texas Supreme Court Rules Competitors Can be Excluded from the Courtroom

    Texas Supreme Court Rules Competitors Can be Excluded from the Courtroom
    Until recently, companies suing for trade secret theft ran a risk of having to disclose to their competitors in open court certain aspects of their trade secrets in order to prove their claim. The companies often argued that they…
Rank this Week: 2157

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 20

    Webinar: Business Contract Terms & Conditions: Shield or Sword?

    Webinar: Business Contract Terms & Conditions: Shield or Sword?
    Wednesday, August 10 2016 from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m.Vann Attorneys Webinar: Business Contract Terms & Conditions: Shield or Sword? How can terms and conditions in a business contract be used for your protection? We will review common terms in…
  • Jul 18

    Jon David “J.D.” Hensarling Joins Vann Attorneys, PLLC

    Jon David “J.D.” Hensarling Joins Vann Attorneys, PLLC
    Vann Attorneys, PLLC is proud to announce the addition of Mr. Jon David “J.D.” Hensarling to its North Carolina law practice. Mr. Hensarling represents clients in complex business disputes, contract and construction disputes,…
  • Apr 25

    The Significance of Trust, Especially in Busine

    The Significance of Trust, Especially in Busine
    The significance of trust is critical to building a relationship that furthers improvement, growth, productivity, involvement, high energy and a unified team.   This applies to business and personal relationships.  Think about a…
Rank this Week: 4580

ACA Review

ACA Review

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

http://www.acareview.com/
  • Jul 20

    ACA Retaliation: Let Us Tell You A Little Story about A Man Named Jed

    ACA Retaliation: Let Us Tell You A Little Story about A Man Named Jed
    Jed, employed by Drysdale LLC, a janitorial contractor, recently began working nights at the National Bank of Commerce, supervised by the Bank’s Chief of Security.  Jed’s family had health insurance until his wife lost her…
  • Jul 8

    DOL Adjusts Civil Monetary Penalties Upward

    DOL Adjusts Civil Monetary Penalties Upward
    On June 30, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) published an interim final rule to adjust the civil monetary penalties on employer-sponsored plans.  The DOL published the interim final rule in accordance with the Federal Civil…
  • Jul 5

    It’s Marketplace Appeal Season!

    It’s Marketplace Appeal Season!
    All of us of a certain age remember the Bugs Bunny cartoon in which Bugs and Daffy confused dimwit Elmer Fudd as to the current hunting season – i.e., wabbit (Bugs) or duck (Daffy) – ending with the proclamation of baseball…
Rank this Week: 2172

CBL Business Law Blog

CBL Business Law Blog

Explores business law issues as they relate to SMEs in the UK and any international business wanting to trade in Britain. By Cousins Business Law.

http://www.business-lawfirm.co.uk/blog/
  • Jul 20

    Some thoughts on the effect of Brexit on SME

    Some thoughts on the effect of Brexit on SME
    All SMEs want to know what effects the Brexit vote and the change in Prime Minister will have on them. However, there is so much uncertainty that it is impossible to predict. All that can be done at the moment is to look at what factors will…
  • Jul 19

    Confirmation statements replace annual returns for companie

    Confirmation statements replace annual returns for companie
    From 30 June 2016, companies are now required to deliver a confirmation statement.  This replaces the previous obligation to file an annual return.  The confirmation statement covers broadly similar information, but there are…
  • Jul 14

    Pubs noise and nearby development

    Pubs noise and nearby development
    In December 2015 I discussed the problems posed to pubs and other established premises with a premises licence by changes in use and development of nearby property which would add residential occupants likely to complain about noise…
Rank this Week: 2924

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/
  • Jul 19

    Could your Bonuses and Promotions Soon be Determined by Wearable Technology?

    Could your Bonuses and Promotions Soon be Determined by Wearable Technology?
    From Apple Watches to Fitbits, the market for wearable technology has steadily increased over the years.  In 2015, just under 50 million wearable devices were shipped.[1]  Additionally, the wearables market is expected to increase…
  • May 5

    Rah! Rah! Sis Boom Bah! Supreme Court to Decide Whether Copyright Act Protects Cheerleader Uniform Design

    Rah! Rah! Sis Boom Bah! Supreme Court to Decide Whether Copyright Act Protects Cheerleader Uniform Design
    In August 2015, the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals held in Varsity Brands, Inc.. v. Star Athletica, LLC, 799 F.3d 468 (6th Cir. 2015), that the stripes, chevrons and other visual elements that appear on a cheerleading uniform…
  • Apr 29

    European Court of Justice to Rule on Legality of Online Sales Ban

    European Court of Justice to Rule on Legality of Online Sales Ban
    An appeal court in Frankfurt has asked the European Court of Justice to clarify the application of the competition rules to online sales. The Frankfurt court made its request in the context of a dispute between a leader in beauty products…
Rank this Week: 1569

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
  • Jul 19

    Arbitrator to Decide Arbitrability of Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claim

    Arbitrator to Decide Arbitrability of Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claim
    In Angus v. Ajio, C.A. No. 11895-VCG (Del. Ch. May 13, 2016), the plaintiffs sought to enjoin an arbitration initiated against them as officers of MoGo Sport. In the arbitration, certain members of the company (who were defendants in the…
  • Jul 12

    Court Tackles Nonmember Appointed as a Special Litigation Committee

    Court Tackles Nonmember Appointed as a Special Litigation Committee
    It is often said that Delaware limited liability companies are creatures of contract. Drafters of LLC agreements have the freedom to craft an LLC that best suits their goals. For instance, LLCs can be drafted to allow the members to manage…
  • Jul 10

    Court Of Chancery Dismisses Previously Dismissed Case

    Court Of Chancery Dismisses Previously Dismissed Case
    Laborers’ District Counsel Construction Industry Pension Fund v. Bensoussan, C.A. 11293-CB (June 14, 2016) What happens when a derivative claim is filed outside of Delaware and then is dismissed by that other court?  Well even if…
Rank this Week: 1763

Boston Metro Business Lawyer Blog

Boston Metro Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Boston Metro Area business law. By Richard Mucci.

http://www.bostonmetrobusinesslawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 2334

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers California business law. By Richard G. Burt.

http://richardburtlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 18

    Perils of Dissolution, or Hey, FTB, Where’s My Dough?

    Perils of Dissolution, or Hey, FTB, Where’s My Dough?
    Sometimes a California limited liability company (LLC) or California corporation dissolves and files a final tax return which shows it has a refund coming, but the refund is $800 short. How could this happen? It’s because the…
  • Jul 15

    LLC Annual Fee Clarified by Franchise Tax Board

    LLC Annual Fee Clarified by Franchise Tax Board
    A limited liability company (“LLC”) doing business in California (whether organized under California law or the law of another state) must pay an LLC annual fee on its “total income from all sources derived from or…
  • Apr 21

    Here’s One Way Not to Pay Taxes – Legally!

    Here’s One Way Not to Pay Taxes – Legally!
    California charges a minimum franchise tax of $800 each year. This is a tax on the privilege of being a corporation. It doesn’t matter whether the corporation is profitable or even if it has any revenue. The state wants its ……
Rank this Week: 2794

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

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

    Your Company May Be Liable for Vehicle Accidents Caused By Employee

    Your Company May Be Liable for Vehicle Accidents Caused By Employee
    If your company has employees driving either company owned or employee owned vehicles in the course of their duties depending on the circumstances your firm may be held liable for their negligence. Given the potential damages of a…
  • Jul 11

    Warranties for Consumer Products Can Now Be Posted Online, Need Not Be Printed

    Warranties for Consumer Products Can Now Be Posted Online, Need Not Be Printed
    How many times have your purchased some consumer good and in the box is a copy of the warranty in print so small it made you squint? Now thanks to a recent change in the law if a consumer good has a warranty a copy need not be provided in the…
  • Jun 27

    Taylor Swift Settles Trademark Infringement Case With Orange County Clothing Company

    Taylor Swift Settles Trademark Infringement Case With Orange County Clothing Company
    “Lucky 13” wasn’t so lucky for pop star Taylor Swift who found herself being sued by Blue Sphere, a seller of clothing of the same name based in Orange County. The lawsuit was filed in May 2014, according to the Hollywood…
Rank this Week: 2646

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

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

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Jul 18

    Prince Estate: The Importance Of Having A Will

    Prince Estate: The Importance Of Having A Will
    Gary Borofsky in Forbes about Prince's estate plan, err, lack thereof: The untimely death of the music icon is exposing the role tax planning plays in an overall estate plan. By creating a comprehensive plan, a high net worth individual…
  • May 26

    Before You Travel This Summer, Don’t Forget These 5 Estate Planning Must Do

    Before You Travel This Summer, Don’t Forget These 5 Estate Planning Must Do
    It’s travel season! Whether you’re planning to dip your toes in the sand and surf, or ride the newest attractions at your favorite amusement park, you’re ready to hit the road (or the skies) and get out of town! Before you…
  • Apr 26

    Candidates' Proposed Estate Tax Plan

    Candidates' Proposed Estate Tax Plan
    Robert Woods, writing for Forbes: Under current law, estates worth $5.45 million or less are exempt from federal estate tax. Beyond that, you pay. Call it an estate tax, a death tax, or a tax on accumulated wealth. Whatever you call it, it…
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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/
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The Virtual Attorney Blog

The Virtual Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and business law. By Michael Brennan.

http://thevirtualattorney.com/blog
  • Jul 18

    I wrote a book

    I wrote a book
    As most know, I’ve been a solo attorney for some time now, and building my own practice has no doubt been immensely challenging but also tremendously rewarding. I’ve learned more about myself through this journey than I ever…
  • Jun 16

    Virtual Law Offices -- A Primer

    Virtual Law Offices -- A Primer
    *The following article appeared in the June 2016 newsletter of the ISBA Standing Committee on Legal Technology. Virtual Law Offices (VLOs) have become more common in today’s evolving legal industry than ever before. As technology…
  • Jan 18

    Give Your Estate Plan a New Year Check Up

    Give Your Estate Plan a New Year Check Up
    Welcome to 2016! If you’re like me, you’ve spent the first few weeks of the New Year trying to get organized and set some goals for the year to come.  Whether it’s a new workout regimen, quitting smoking, spending more…
Rank this Week: 3534

Pension Risk Matters

Pension Risk Matters

Focuses on pension financial risk issues from a governance and fiduciary perspective. Published by Susan M. Mangiero.

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

    Emojis and Workplace Communication

    Emojis and Workplace Communication
    In case you missed the party invitation, July 17 is World Emoji Day. There's even a snappy anthem if you feel like dancing and singing to celebrate this annual event. A Twitter search using the hashtag #WorldEmojiDay reveals favorites by…
  • Jun 28

    Pensions and Politic

    Pensions and Politic
    Since I started this blog a decade ago, I've repeatedly lamented the unfortunate situations when investment decisions are determined by politics rather than based on prudent process. As I read "Teachers Union and Hedge Funds War Over Pension…
  • Jun 9

    More About the Fiduciary Gap

    More About the Fiduciary Gap
    Thanks to the many people who shared their insights about various state retirement arrangements for eligible private company employees and the need for a proverbial umbrella to address the fiduciary gap. Let me start with the Nutmeg…
Rank this Week: 3103

Bongiovi Law Firm Blog

Bongiovi Law Firm Blog

Covers Nevada business law.

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

    WTF(LSA) – New FLSA Regulation

    WTF(LSA) – New FLSA Regulation
    Goodness gracious.  Every time I think regulations affecting small businesses can’t get any more onerous, I’m proven wrong. From the ACA to state and local regulations that place a disproportionate (IMO) burden on employers…
  • Jun 22

    Guest On The Essentials Small Business Podcast

    Guest On The Essentials Small Business Podcast
    Some of the most important decisions you make for your business are made before you even start, when you have the least amount of information.  Listen to this podcast to learn ways to make educated decisions that will serve your business…
  • Jun 14

    Changing Your Entity in Nevada – Conversions and Domestication

    Changing Your Entity in Nevada – Conversions and Domestication
    Are you thinking of relocating your existing business to Nevada, or reorganizing as a different entity type? As business attorneys, we get asked about this all of the time. Nevada allows owners of foreign entities to convert or domesticate as…
Rank this Week: 2125

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: 4809

Pleasanton Business & Commercial…

Pleasanton Business & Commercial Law Blog

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

http://www.jgschwartzlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2336

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/
Rank this Week: 3058

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

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

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Jul 14

    Military Divorce: 5 things you need to know before you say “I don’t”- Part II

    Military Divorce: 5 things you need to know before you say “I don’t”- Part II
    This is Part II of a 2-part series on common issues and challenges military servicemembers and their spouses face during a divorce.  Click here to read Part I on jurisdiction, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, and calculating…
  • Jul 14

    Military Divorce Blog Series- Part 2

    Military Divorce Blog Series- Part 2
    This is Part II of a 2-part series on common issues and challenges military servicemembers and their spouses face during a divorce.  Click here to read Part I on jurisdiction, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, and calculating…
  • Jul 14

    VACUUM EXTRACTION DANGERS AND CONSEQUENCES- PART 1

    VACUUM EXTRACTION DANGERS AND CONSEQUENCES- PART 1
    Andrew Greenwald's 2 Part Blog Series "Vacuum Extration Dangers and Consequences" begins here. Part 1 Of Blog Series: Vacuum Delivery Warnings & Possible Consequences Handling vacuum extraction cases requires an understanding of the…
Rank this Week: 1382

One World International Practice…

One World International Practice Blog

Covers judicial and regulatory decisions as well as topics and trends in international litigation, international dispute resolution, and international investigations, regulatory compliance, and enforcement. By Cadwaladar.

http://blog.internationalpractice.org/
  • Jul 14

    Another District Court Examines Extraterritoriality of the Alien Tort Statute

    Another District Court Examines Extraterritoriality of the Alien Tort Statute
    Ates v. Gülen, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 84685 (M.D. Penn. June 29, 2016),  is one of the recent cases to examine the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) since the Supreme Court’s decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., 133 S. Ct.…
  • Jul 11

    The Supreme Court Considers Extraterritoriality of RICO

    The Supreme Court Considers Extraterritoriality of RICO
    RJR Nabisco, Inc. v. European Cmty, 26 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. S 263, is one of the rare cases by the Supreme Court that addresses an important issue of international practice. The case arises from a suit brought by the European Community and 26…
  • Jun 23

    District Court Confirms an International Arbitration Award Granted Under the New York Convention

    District Court Confirms an International Arbitration Award Granted Under the New York Convention
    Belize Bank Ltd. v. Gov’t of Belize, No. 14-cv-659 (D.D.C., 2016), is one of several recent cases in which the District Court for the District of Columbia ordered the Government of Belize (“Belize”) to pay an arbitration…
Rank this Week: 2853

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

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

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

    Brandon Harter and Kathleen Miller have joined the law firm of Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLP as associate attorney

    Brandon Harter and Kathleen Miller have joined the law firm of Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLP as associate attorney
    Brandon Harter and Kathleen Miller have joined the law firm of Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLP as associate attorneys. Brandon joined Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLP in 2016 after several years with the former Lancaster firm of Hartman,…
  • Jul 14

    Marketing by Email, Fax, Voice or Text Message? Read This Before You Send Another One.

    Marketing by Email, Fax, Voice or Text Message? Read This Before You Send Another One.
    Last week I received a fax from a business advertising their latest deals. Even if you’ve long ago disposed of your fax machine (hopefully in Office Space fashion), keep reading – the principles in this post apply to email, voice…
  • Jul 6

    Contract for Deed and Installment Sale Agreement

    Contract for Deed and Installment Sale Agreement
    You may have read the New York Times article entitled Contract for Deed Lending Gets Federal Scrutiny.  The Times reported that the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) is looking into whether a commonly used technique for the sale…
Rank this Week: 4835

The Virginia Business Litigation…

The Virginia Business Litigation Blog

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

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

    Not All Contractual Interference Is Tortious Interference

    Not All Contractual Interference Is Tortious Interference
    Legal claims are made up of elements. To sue somebody and win, you need to allege and eventually prove each element that makes up the legal theory on which you’re suing. And oftentimes, those elements have distinct legal meanings that…
  • Jul 2

    Employers Cannot Access Their Employees’ Private Email Accounts Without Permission

    Employers Cannot Access Their Employees’ Private Email Accounts Without Permission
    The Stored Communications Act (“SCA”), found at 18 U.S.C. §§ 2701-2712, establishes both a criminal offense and a civil cause of action against anyone who “intentionally accesses without authorization a facility…
  • May 9

    Teaming Agreements No More Enforceable than Letters of Intent

    Teaming Agreements No More Enforceable than Letters of Intent
    A “teaming agreement” is an agreement between two or more contractors to “team up” by combining their resources to bid on a major government contract, thereby increasing the likelihood of securing the work. Often, they…
Rank this Week: 4000

California Business Law Blog

California Business Law Blog

By the Law Office of Jonas M. Grant PC.

http://californiabusinesslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 13

    Inspirational Quotes for Entrepreneur

    Inspirational Quotes for Entrepreneur
    Some of my favorite quotes of interest to entrepreneurs and small business people from a collection of 20 Small Business Quotes ("20 Small Business Quotes That Will Inspire You", about.com, March 15, 2016):“The critical ingredient is…
  • Jun 1

    Client Launches New Science Fiction Website

    Client Launches New Science Fiction Website
    Today, a client launched a new website - www.recursor.tv - "The Future Reflected" - dedicated to original and aggregated science fiction videos and web series. Please visit and enjoy!
  • Apr 18

    California personal income taxe

    California personal income taxe
    Two-thirds of California's overall tax revenue comes from personal income taxes, with the top fifth of income earners paying 90%, and the top one percent paying 45%, of these taxes.Source: The tax man cometh, and California rich –…
Rank this Week: 1913

New York Commercial and…

New York Commercial and Construction Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkcommercialconstructionlawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 1607

Austin Business Lawyer

Austin Business Lawyer

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

http://www.austinbusinesslawyer.info
  • Jul 13

    IRS Collection Or Audit Notice - Letter: Don't Wait Get The Help You Need

    IRS Collection Or Audit Notice - Letter: Don't Wait Get The Help You Need
    Keep these important points in mind if you get a letter or notice:Don’t Ignore It.  You can respond to most IRS notices quickly and easily.Follow Instructions.  Read the notice carefully. It will tell you if you need to take…
  • Jun 28

    IRS To Hold Webinar For U.S. Overseas Taxpayers On Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

    IRS To Hold Webinar For U.S. Overseas Taxpayers On Foreign Earned Income Exclusion
    The Internal Revenue Service will hold a free online, web-based information session to assist U.S. overseas taxpayers in understanding the foreign earned income exclusion on Wednesday, June 29. In general, a U.S. citizen or a resident…
  • Jun 28

    Tax Tips For Students Working This Summer

    Tax Tips For Students Working This Summer
    Many students get summer jobs. It’s a great way to earn extra spending money or to save for later. Here are some tips for students with summer jobs:1. Withholding and Estimated Tax. If you are an employee, your employer normally…
Rank this Week: 1461

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: 2838

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

Covers New Jersey business, labor and employment, estate planning and consumer law. By McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3665

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 12

    Immigration Law: An Overview for Every Practitioner

    Immigration Law: An Overview for Every Practitioner
    There is a common misconception that the practice of immigration law is limited to individuals seeking to immigrate to the United States via a U.S. citizen spouse or child. The reality, however, is that the practice of immigration law is much…
  • Jul 5

    Corrective Deed of Trust in California- Is It Enforceable?

    Corrective Deed of Trust in California- Is It Enforceable?
    Title insurers often discover defects in transactions after escrow has closed. When this occurs, they regularly request that parties to a real estate transaction execute “corrective” trust deeds or grant deeds.…
  • Jun 29

    First American Title Company Wires $513K to Fraudsters; Sues Realtor

    First American Title Company Wires $513K to Fraudsters; Sues Realtor
    After falling victim to a well-known scam in which fraudulent wire instructions are sent by email, First American Title Company sued the Realtor who recommended its escrow services.
Rank this Week: 3202