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WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

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

http://witnesseth.typepad.com
  • Mar 28

    Making the law review submission process less atrociou

    Making the law review submission process less atrociou
    The law review submission process is a mess. Authors submit to dozens, even hundreds, of journals simultaneously. Many journals receive thousands of submissions that they cannot possibly review carefully. It is often (but not always)…
  • Mar 14

    One way law school exams could learn from the bar exam

    One way law school exams could learn from the bar exam
    One of the important skills tested on law school exams is issue spotting. Although profs differ on how important issue spotting is, I would think virtually all would agree it's an important skill for law students. Yet we design law school…
  • Feb 14

    Law school scholarship policies- markets or social engineering?

    Law school scholarship policies- markets or social engineering?
    Quite a few law school commentators have been talking about the 2016 annual report of the Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE). The report provocatively calls law school merit scholarship policies "engines of inequity." In his…
Rank this Week: 2061

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/
  • Mar 28

    Ambiguities in New York Law Regarding Liability for Party Wall Damage

    Ambiguities in New York Law Regarding Liability for Party Wall Damage
    Claims involving adjoining land owners have proliferated in the last several years as construction activities in the New York City area have continued to be especially active. One area of concern, especially for builders of town houses…
  • Feb 1

    Access To Neighboring Properties Under RPAPL 881

    Access To Neighboring Properties Under RPAPL 881
    Courts are increasingly being called upon to decide disputes over access to a neighboring property during construction, and their guide is RPAPL § 881, titled “Access to adjoining property to make improvements or repairs.”…
  • Feb 1

    Access To Neighboring Properties Under RPAPL 881

    Access To Neighboring Properties Under RPAPL 881
    Courts are increasingly being called upon to decide disputes over access to a neighboring property during construction, and their guide is RPAPL § 881, titled “Access to adjoining property to make improvements or repairs.”…
Rank this Week: 2228

Class Action Defense Blog

Class Action Defense Blog

Covers CAFA, class certification, employment law, FCRA, FDCPA and multidistrict litigation. By Michael Hassen of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://classactiondefense.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 2409

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

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

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

    Cybersecurity Programs and the FTC – Staying out of Harm’s Way

    Cybersecurity Programs and the FTC – Staying out of Harm’s Way
    While there is no nationwide cybersecurity program, the Federal Trade Commission has brought more than 50 actions claiming that the cybersecurity practices of a variety of companies in a variety of industries. While these actions have…
  • Mar 21

    Professional Service Firms Ignore Cybersecurity at Their Peril

    Professional Service Firms Ignore Cybersecurity at Their Peril
    Cybersecurity horror stories tend to focus on government agencies, retail outlets, health care institutions, and other companies serving consumers. But business professionals such as lawyers, accountants and business managers are increasingly…
  • Mar 1

    Engaging Cybersecurity Counsel Early – It’s the Right Choice

    Engaging Cybersecurity Counsel Early – It’s the Right Choice
    Last year, SEC Chair Mary Jo White named cybersecurity as the biggest risk facing financial markets. But the risk isn’t limited to the financial industry – even a casual review of breach reports in the mainstream press shows that…
Rank this Week: 2220

Maryland Business Litigation…

Maryland Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers taxes and business law. By Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin and White.

http://www.marylandbusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 28

    Waste Fraud and Abuse Part 1, What It Is and Who Is Concerned

    Waste Fraud and Abuse Part 1, What It Is and Who Is Concerned
    Concern regarding “waste, fraud and abuse” in government spending is everywhere these days, it seems.  Even in 2017, it is a solidly bi-partisan concern.  A quick internet search reveals that think tanks from the…
  • Mar 21

    Settlement of Dispute Over Non-Compete Agreement

    Settlement of Dispute Over Non-Compete Agreement
    Omni Imaging, LLC (“Omni”), a Maryland limited liability company, filed its lawsuit against our clients, Blue Ridge X-Ray Co., Inc. (“Blue Ridge”) and Richard A. Wilson, in the U.S. District Court for the District of…
  • Jun 23

    Federal Court Dismisses ADA Complaint

    Federal Court Dismisses ADA Complaint
    Businesses are obliged to ensure that their facilities comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act. But can anyone who believes he has found a violation somewhere sue to remedy it? The U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland…
Rank this Week: 3767

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
  • Mar 28

    Ten IRS Tax Return Filing Tip

    Ten IRS Tax Return Filing Tip
    The Income Tax filing deadline is Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Here Are 10 Quick Ideas To Help: 1. Gather Records. Good recordkeeping is important. It helps to ensure that nothing gets overlooked. Records such as receipts and cancelled checks…
  • Mar 17

    IRS - IRA 401k Reminder: April 1 Deadline To Take Required Minimum Distribution

    IRS - IRA 401k Reminder: April 1 Deadline To Take Required Minimum Distribution
    Taxpayers who turned age 70½ during 2016 that, in most cases, must start receiving required minimum distributions (RMDs) from Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and workplace retirement plans by Saturday, April 1, 2017. A 50…
  • Mar 14

    IRS Offers IRA Tax Tips for the 2016 Tax Year

    IRS Offers IRA Tax Tips for the 2016 Tax Year
    Taxpayers often have questions about Individual Retirement Arrangements, or IRAs. Common questions include: When can a person contribute, how does an IRA impact taxes, and what are other common rules. The IRS offers the following tax tips…
Rank this Week: 1932

iVLG Business Law Blog

iVLG Business Law Blog

Covers news, strategy and legal services of businesses and entrepreneurs. By inVigor Law Group PLLC.

http://www.invigorlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 28

    Seed financings: comparing convertible debt, KISS and SAFE docs, and priced equity

    Seed financings: comparing convertible debt, KISS and SAFE docs, and priced equity
    In this post we compare equity offerings, convertible debt, SAFEs, and KISSes as vehicles for seed round financings.... Read More The post Seed financings: comparing convertible debt, KISS and SAFE docs, and priced equity appeared first on…
  • Mar 24

    News Roundup: Business is an Adventure; Robotic Technology; Electronics Ban

    News Roundup: Business is an Adventure; Robotic Technology; Electronics Ban
    The Future of Robotic Technology President Trump’s pick for Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao will likely lead a historic transformation in the FAA and NHTSA. Self-driving cars and drone technology are rapidly advancing, and the…
  • Mar 20

    Founder Math: Comparing Convertible Notes & Priced Equity

    Founder Math: Comparing Convertible Notes & Priced Equity
    In this post we have an embedded excel sheet that founders can use to compare what their cap table might look like down the road if they use a capped convertible note, uncapped convertible note, or a priced equity deal in their seed…
Rank this Week: 3144

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/
  • Mar 28

    Missouri’s Longest Preneed Audit: Continued until October

    Missouri’s Longest Preneed Audit: Continued until October
    After five months of trading Complaints and Answers, the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors and the Missouri Funeral Trust have been assigned an October hearing date before the Administrative Hearing Commission.…
  • Mar 24

    Missouri Financial Exam Documents: Insurance Policie

    Missouri Financial Exam Documents: Insurance Policie
    The financial examination records sought by the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors two bullet points directed at insurance funded arrangements: A current statement from any/all applicable insurance companies with which…
  • Mar 17

    Missouri Exam Documents: Trustee Record

    Missouri Exam Documents: Trustee Record
    In a prior post, we listed the records sought by the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors when an examination is scheduled against a preneed seller.  In this post we will look at the five bullet points that involve the…
Rank this Week: 4467

California Legal Blog

California Legal Blog

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

http://ankerhymesschreiberllp.com/
  • Mar 28

    Pitfalls of Giving Up Equity in a Business Venture (Part 1)

    Pitfalls of Giving Up Equity in a Business Venture (Part 1)
    From entrepreneurs to trusted advisors, financing a new business venture can be extraordinarily challenging. When you are considering your options, however, be very cautious about giving up ownership. Such a strategy can help get your…
  • Jan 26

    New Name, Same Dedication…

    New Name, Same Dedication…
    We have changed the name of our firm from Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP to Hymes, Schreiber & Knox, LLP. The name change comes after the passing of Samuel H. Anker and the promotion to partner of our long-time firm member, KC Marie…
  • Dec 13

    Make Sure Your Agreements Are in Writing

    Make Sure Your Agreements Are in Writing
    A recent California Court of Appeals decision once again demonstrated how important it is to always get your agreements in writing.  While the decision was in the context of a real estate broker’s claim for a commission, the basic…
Rank this Week: 3418

Florida Business Litigation Blog

Florida Business Litigation Blog

Covers business litigation, procedural components of civil litigation, case law updates and legal issue analysis. By Jimerson & Cobb.

http://www.jimersoncobb.com/blog/category/florida-business-litigation/
  • Mar 28

    Benchwarmer Effect: The Sobering Reality of Coblentz Agreement

    Benchwarmer Effect: The Sobering Reality of Coblentz Agreement
    General rules, as we are all too familiar, are privy to exceptions. A general rule concerning settlement agreements is that only parties to the settlement agreement are bound by its terms. Necessarily, there are instances wherein a party not…
  • Mar 27

    Compensatory Damages Under Florida’s Uniform Fraudulent Transfers Act

    Compensatory Damages Under Florida’s Uniform Fraudulent Transfers Act
    Once the creditor obtains a decree from the court that the debtor made a fraudulent transfer, the creditor may collect on its claim under Florida’s Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act (“FUFTA”), which provides creditors with…
  • Mar 23

    Not So Fast: Important Legal Considerations for Entrepreneurs Starting a New Busine

    Not So Fast: Important Legal Considerations for Entrepreneurs Starting a New Busine
    Starting a new business can be both incredibly exciting and substantially stressful, and many entrepreneurs hastily begin business without considering many important legal considerations in starting up. However, with legal guidance and proper…
Rank this Week: 2244

Florida Business Litigation Blog

Florida Business Litigation Blog

Covers topics specifically concerning business litigation, procedural components of civil litigation, case law updates and legal issue analysis. By Jimerson & Cobb, P.A.

http://www.jimersoncobb.com/blog/category/florida-business-litigation/
  • Mar 28

    Benchwarmer Effect: The Sobering Reality of Coblentz Agreement

    Benchwarmer Effect: The Sobering Reality of Coblentz Agreement
    General rules, as we are all too familiar, are privy to exceptions. A general rule concerning settlement agreements is that only parties to the settlement agreement are bound by its terms. Necessarily, there are instances wherein a party not…
  • Mar 27

    Compensatory Damages Under Florida’s Uniform Fraudulent Transfers Act

    Compensatory Damages Under Florida’s Uniform Fraudulent Transfers Act
    Once the creditor obtains a decree from the court that the debtor made a fraudulent transfer, the creditor may collect on its claim under Florida’s Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act (“FUFTA”), which provides creditors with…
  • Mar 23

    Not So Fast: Important Legal Considerations for Entrepreneurs Starting a New Busine

    Not So Fast: Important Legal Considerations for Entrepreneurs Starting a New Busine
    Starting a new business can be both incredibly exciting and substantially stressful, and many entrepreneurs hastily begin business without considering many important legal considerations in starting up. However, with legal guidance and proper…
Rank this Week: 2241

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Mar 28

    Info on Shocking Punitives Verdict Against Bank of America

    Info on Shocking Punitives Verdict Against Bank of America
    The Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California allowed a recover of $1 Million in Actual Damages to a California couple and assessed $45 Million in Punitive Damages against Bank of America in a recent opinion. The Court found…
  • Mar 20

    Common Cases Involving Mortgage Companie

    Common Cases Involving Mortgage Companie
    As you might expect, there are lots of homeowners who contact us with a problem with mortgage companies  When you have an industry in which a) the company you initially choose to work with is almost never the company you end up working…
  • Mar 2

    How Mortgage Servicers Who Violate The Law Is Like a Scary Movie

    How Mortgage Servicers Who Violate The Law Is Like a Scary Movie
    I’ve been reading some books on screenwriting. I’m not having a midlife crisis (yet), but what better way to learn how to better communicate the story of your case to a jury then to learn how to tell a story like a pro?…
Rank this Week: 4747

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/
  • Mar 28

    Identical Trademarks Found Not Infringing

    Identical Trademarks Found Not Infringing
    Land O’ Lakes Outdoors, Inc. and Land O’ Lakes Tackle Co., Inc., began their business selling fishing tackle in a Wisconsin town called Land O’ Lakes, a region “dotted” with lakes attractive to fishermen. Since…
  • Mar 14

    Consolidation of Two Mortgages Deemed to Be One Loan

    Consolidation of Two Mortgages Deemed to Be One Loan
    In July 2000, Citibank extended a $54,000 loan to a condominium owner, with an additional $38,000 loan extended the next year. These two loans were consolidated into one loan for a total of $92,000. Some seven years later, the condominium…
  • Mar 2

    Amazon resists request for Echo in connection with Arkansas slaying

    Amazon resists request for Echo in connection with Arkansas slaying
    While this issue is outside of our practice areas and jurisdiction, it is nonetheless noteworthy in illustrating the ever-expanding sources for where information can be found.
Rank this Week: 2962

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Mar 28

    Private Real Estate and Regulatory Assets Under Management

    Private Real Estate and Regulatory Assets Under Management
    It’s that time of the year again. Real estate fund managers registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission are working on their Form ADV filings. I’m hearing a few questions about the right way to calculate Regulatory…
  • Mar 24

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for March 24

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for March 24
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. Women in banking To err is human, to get fired for it … female by Tanaya Macheel in American Banker One of the latest studies of gender differences in…
  • Mar 23

    The Republican Agenda and Private Real Estate

    The Republican Agenda and Private Real Estate
    Since President Trump is deep in private real estate, maybe there will be some good things coming to the industry during his administration.  There were six major themes that President Trump campaigned on the most: Immigration and the…
Rank this Week: 4177

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: 1661

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    New Exemption from California Finance Lenders Law

    New Exemption from California Finance Lenders Law
    Those not used to reading statutes will probably find them really boring and might be surprised by the sometimes long and in depth sections on definitions of terms. You might assume that if a word is in a statute it should have whatever…
  • Mar 20

    Investor Accused of Using Company’s Ideas for His Own Patent

    Investor Accused of Using Company’s Ideas for His Own Patent
    A start up company may be in need of funding and see an investor as a savior for the company. But companies need to protect themselves and be wary of investors as much as they may need their money. A company needs to guard itself against the…
  • Mar 16

    SEC Sues Orange County Firm Accused of Defrauding Investors Seeking Permanent Residency

    SEC Sues Orange County Firm Accused of Defrauding Investors Seeking Permanent Residency
    It’s never a good thing to have a federal judge order a freeze on your business’ assets.  That’s what happened to an Orange County firm that federal officials claim stole money from foreign investors, mostly Chinese…
Rank this Week: 2940

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/
  • Mar 27

    The Surprise of Familiarity

    The Surprise of Familiarity
    Watching from afar the Scouts attempting to earn their orienteering merit badges, we could see it on the boys’ faces.  They were lost; they were scared.  They should have reached their destination an hour ago.  Soon,…
  • Mar 13

    And . . . the . . . CBO . . . Scooooores!

    And . . . the . . . CBO . . . Scooooores!
    Here are the highlights we took (quickly) from this afternoon’s Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate for the American Health Care Act. The AHCA “would reduce federal deficits by $337 billion over the 2017-2026 period.”…
  • Mar 13

    ACA Repeal: The Middle Part

    ACA Repeal: The Middle Part
    Screenplays, new business ventures and major legislation typically have problems in Act II.  Hopes were raised so high in Act I.  Now, things seem to drag on and on, pointlessly.   Friends tell you to give up or start over…
Rank this Week: 2873

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/
  • Mar 27

    Summary Judgment Granted in Favor of Delaware Officer Due to Release

    Summary Judgment Granted in Favor of Delaware Officer Due to Release
    When applicable, former D&Os of Delaware corporations will rely upon a release from the company to shield liability against class action or derivative lawsuits filed thereafter. The recent decision of Seiden v. Kaneko, C.A. No.…
  • Mar 15

    Chancery Opinion Provides a Roadmap to Discovery Rules and Obligation

    Chancery Opinion Provides a Roadmap to Discovery Rules and Obligation
    In the recent decision of In re Oxbow Carbon LLC Unitholder Litig., Consol. C.A. No 12447-VCL (Del. Ch. March 13, 2017), Vice Chancellor Laster provides a comprehensive review of pretrial discovery rules before the Delaware Court of…
  • Mar 3

    Books and Records Demand Denied for Lack of Standing

    Books and Records Demand Denied for Lack of Standing
    Under Section 220 of the Delaware General Corporation Law (“DGCL”), only stockholders or directors have standing to make a demand to inspect a Delaware corporation’s books and records.  What happens if, after a books…
Rank this Week: 2063

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
  • Mar 26

    Delaware Supreme Court Issues New Standards Governing Master Limited Partnership Case

    Delaware Supreme Court Issues New Standards Governing Master Limited Partnership Case
    Brinckerhoff v. Enbridge Energy Company, Del. Sup. C.A. 273, 2016 (March 20, 2017) Agreements for limited partnerships, in particular for publicly-traded master limited partnerships, are notoriously complicated and often hard to understand,…
  • Mar 26

    Court of Chancery Enjoins Transaction Pending Clearer Disclosure of Banker’s Conflict

    Court of Chancery Enjoins Transaction Pending Clearer Disclosure of Banker’s Conflict
    Vento v. Curry, C.A. No. 2017-0157-AGB (March 22, 2017) A board must disclose all information material to the stockholder vote for a transaction.  Moreover, disclosures may be inadequate when they are buried in various places in a…
  • Mar 14

    Court Of Chancery Explains Discovery Objection

    Court Of Chancery Explains Discovery Objection
    In Re Oxbow Carbon LLC Unitholder Litigation, C.A. No. 12447-VCL (March 13, 2017) For some time now, the Court of Chancery has told litigants that objections to documents requests should be specific, not generic and boilerplate. This…
Rank this Week: 2305

Classified: The Class Action Blog

Classified: The Class Action Blog

A blog focused on the latest class action developments and trends by the attorneys of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://classifiedclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 1872

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: 3855

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
  • Mar 24

    Ontario’s Bulk Sales Act has been repealed

    Ontario’s Bulk Sales Act has been repealed
    By Ian Mak, Jake Irwin, Heidi Gordon and Vanessa Chung On March 22, 2017, Ontario’s Bulk Sales Act (BSA) was repealed, bringing to an end bulk sales legislation in Canada.1 The BSA was enacted in 1917, and was intended to protect…
  • Mar 16

    Canadian Securities Administrators Publish Report and Guidelines on Social Media Use by Reporting Issuer

    Canadian Securities Administrators Publish Report and Guidelines on Social Media Use by Reporting Issuer
    By David E. Woollcombe and Claire Gowdy We recently wrote an article for The Canadian Securities Regulatory Monitor, McCarthy Tétrault’s blog covering securities regulatory developments, that we believe is of…
  • Mar 10

    New 2017 Competition Act Merger Notification Threshold

    New 2017 Competition Act Merger Notification Threshold
    By Donald Houston and Michele Siu The pre-merger notification transaction-size threshold for 2017 has increased to $88 million from the 2016 threshold of $87 million.  As per the indexing mechanism set out in the Competition Act (Act),…
Rank this Week: 4024

Odgers Law Group Blog

Odgers Law Group Blog

Covers California business and estate planning law.

https://odgerslawgroup.com/blog/
  • Mar 24

    Regulations and Restrictions to Form a California Dental Corporation

    Regulations and Restrictions to Form a California Dental Corporation
    In California, practicing as a professional California dental corporation may bestow you with many benefits over practicing as a sole proprietor or partnership. Formed under the  Moscone-Knox Professional Corporation Act, a professional…
  • Mar 16

    Choosing the Right Business Entity Type

    Choosing the Right Business Entity Type
    What Type of Business Entity Should I form? The first question I receive from anyone looking to start a business is usually What type of business entity should I form? The answer (to no one’s surprise) is “it depends.” The…
  • Feb 27

    Amazon FBA State Sales Tax Issue

    Amazon FBA State Sales Tax Issue
    Amazon FBA State Sales Tax Issues for E-Commerce Companies to Consider Recently we’ve had queries from multiple clients dealing with Amazon FBA state sales tax issues for eCommerce stores. Often, sellers have dabbled on retail platforms…
Rank this Week: 2219

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/
  • Mar 24

    Forum Selection Clauses and Their Impact on Your Commercial Contract

    Forum Selection Clauses and Their Impact on Your Commercial Contract
    When you and a potential business partner contemplate entering into a commercial contract, there are many things to which you can agree and make binding on both sides by including relevant terms in your agreement. One of these issues is…
  • Mar 15

    Nutritional Supplement Company Allowed to Use Expert’s Opinion on Lost Profits in Florida Contract Breach Case

    Nutritional Supplement Company Allowed to Use Expert’s Opinion on Lost Profits in Florida Contract Breach Case
    A nutritional supplement company, whose business took a major hit in late 2014 and early 2015, was allowed, in its lawsuit against one of its vendors, to continue using its expert witness on damages and continue asserting its claim for lost…
  • Mar 14

    Dismissal as a Penalty in Your Florida Commercial Litigation Case

    Dismissal as a Penalty in Your Florida Commercial Litigation Case
    When you decide to pursue litigation as the means to resolve a commercial contract dispute, there are many things that can detour or, worse, derail your case. Some of these have nothing to do with the strengths or weaknesses of the factual…
Rank this Week: 2030

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/
  • Mar 23

    Pension Blog Turns 11 On Same Day As National Fiduciary Day

    Pension Blog Turns 11 On Same Day As National Fiduciary Day
    Last year, I celebrated a decade of posting investment governance insights to Pension Risk Matters. This year, I have two reasons to say "hooray." March 23 marks the eleventh year of posting analyses, research updates and essays about…
  • Mar 6

    Are You Stressed Out?

    Are You Stressed Out?
    For anyone who is stressed out and needs a literary cupcake or other type of relaxing break, check out my new inspirational gift book. I hope you enjoy The Big Squeeze: Hugs & Inspirations For Every Grown-Up Who Loves Teddy…
  • Feb 28

    Can A Retirement Plan Have Too Much Risk Management?

    Can A Retirement Plan Have Too Much Risk Management?
    The issue of excess has been on my mind lately, mostly focused on my fragrance collection but now expanding to the topic of investment risk management. More specifically, as I continue to lead workshops about retirement plan risk management…
Rank this Week: 3480

Property Casualty Focus

Property Casualty Focus

Focused on legal developments in the property-casualty industry. By Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://propertycasualtyfocus.com/
Rank this Week: 1873

Maryland Business Law & Corporate…

Maryland Business Law & Corporate Litigation Blog

By William S. Heyman.

http://www.heymanfirm.com/news/
Rank this Week: 2100

Maryland Business Law and…

Maryland Business Law and Corporate Litigation Blog

By The Law Office of William S. Heyman.

http://www.heymanfirm.com/news/
Rank this Week: 2108

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/
  • Mar 23

    WWD Names Arent Fox a Top Retail Practice

    WWD Names Arent Fox a Top Retail Practice
    Arent Fox’s Fashion Law group was recommended as one of the best retail practices in the country by WWD, which encouraged retailers to call on the firm’s attorneys when faced with issues that threaten their bottom line.  
  • Mar 23

    Supreme Court Clarifies Availability of Copyright for Applied Art on Apparel

    Supreme Court Clarifies Availability of Copyright for Applied Art on Apparel
    On March 22, 2017, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc., et al, No 15-866, clarifying that the Copyright Act protects applied artistic elements appearing on utilitarian objects, including…
  • Mar 9

    Anthony Lupo and James Ravitz on Perfumes and Cosmetics in the Retail Sector

    Anthony Lupo and James Ravitz on Perfumes and Cosmetics in the Retail Sector
    Gone are the days where a brand's DNA is defined solely by clothing and accessories. With the luxury goods sector experiencing a recent downturn, more and more companies are breaking into the perfume and cosmetic spheres. The movement may be…
Rank this Week: 2705

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/
  • Mar 23

    New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination: Damages in Consideration of Unemployment Benefit

    New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination: Damages in Consideration of Unemployment Benefit
    New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (the “LAD”) makes it unlawful to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, age, nationality, gender, religion, sexual orientation and several other specifically protected…
  • Mar 20

    Lost Profits as Commercial Damages and The New Business Rule

    Lost Profits as Commercial Damages and The New Business Rule
    In a business dispute, a prevailing party is awarding damages awarded damages it can prove, typically awarded lost profits.  The “New Business Rule,” however, has traditionally including recovery of lost profits for…
  • Mar 19

    Equitable Relief in the Chancery Division of New Jersey’s Superior Court

    Equitable Relief in the Chancery Division of New Jersey’s Superior Court
    The General Equity Part of the Chancery Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey has the ability to grant “equitable” relief in addition to money damages, making it a desirable venue for business dispute. Where a New Jersey…
Rank this Week: 3834

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Analysis and Insight in Retail Law

https://www.huntonretailindustryblog.com/
  • Mar 23

    Heightened Audit Risk for Users of mySAP ERP and Other SAP Product

    Heightened Audit Risk for Users of mySAP ERP and Other SAP Product
    Emboldened by its recent victory in SAP v. Diageo, SAP may become even more opportunistic when it comes to auditing its customers’ use of various SAP products. Now is the time for SAP customers to review their existing contracts with…
  • Mar 22

    The Hague Securities Convention Affecting Securities Held in Securities Account

    The Hague Securities Convention Affecting Securities Held in Securities Account
    On April 1, 2017, the Hague Convention on the Law Applicable to Certain Rights in Respect of Securities Held with an Intermediary will become effective in the United States. The Convention will, as federal law of the U.S., apply to determine…
  • Mar 22

    Neiman Marcus Agrees to Settlement in Data Breach Class Action

    Neiman Marcus Agrees to Settlement in Data Breach Class Action
    On March 17, 2017, retailer Neiman Marcus agreed to pay $1.6 million as part of a proposed settlement (the “Settlement”) to a consumer class action lawsuit stemming from a 2013 data breach that allegedly compromised the credit…
Rank this Week: 2093

Bongiovi Law Firm Blog

Bongiovi Law Firm Blog

Covers Nevada business law.

http://bongiovilaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 22

    Podcast – Legal Talk Network

    Podcast – Legal Talk Network
    Happy to be on the Laurence Colletti’s podcast! The post Podcast – Legal Talk Network appeared first on Bongiovi Law.
  • Mar 2

    Sole Owners and Succession

    Sole Owners and Succession
    Are you the sole owner of your company?  If so, do you have a succession plan in place for your business?  You do?  That’s great.  Does it pass muster with your bank?  If your brow is furrowed and a cartoon…
  • Jan 18

    Business Partnership Divorce

    Business Partnership Divorce
    Though you started out as best friends, spouses, siblings, or college roommates, you and your business partner(s) now have each other’s headshot on a dartboard.  You’re losing sleep, the company is losing clients, patience is…
Rank this Week: 2815

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/
  • Mar 22

    Hotel Lawyer: What’s happening with EB-5 financing for new development projects? Is it still available?

    Hotel Lawyer: What’s happening with EB-5 financing for new development projects? Is it still available?
    22 March 2017 Unless Congress acts in time, a critical part of EB-5 financing will lapse on April 28, 2017 The Regional Center program was enacted in 1991 as a “pilot project.” Since then, it has been renewed or extended many…
  • Feb 22

    Hotel Lawyer: Where is the hospitality industry headed in 2017?

    Hotel Lawyer: Where is the hospitality industry headed in 2017?
    The Lodging Industry Investment Council (LIIC) met in Los Angeles during the American Lodging Investment Summit 2017 and our friends from Hotel News Now (HNN) were on the scene. Some of us were asked by HNN for our take on where the…
  • Feb 1

    Hotel Cybersecurity: What can happen when hackers strike?

    Hotel Cybersecurity: What can happen when hackers strike?
    1 February 2017 Theft of confidential data by hackers is a major threat to businesses worldwide and the hotel industry is no exception. Hoteliers remain vulnerable to hackers seeking confidential information such as guests’ credit card…
Rank this Week: 2562

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3298

Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

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

http://www.tiltingthescales.com/
  • Mar 22

    Crowdfunding or Private Placement Memorandum?

    Crowdfunding or Private Placement Memorandum?
    Spurred by the frenzy of mid-century modern furniture of the 1950s and 1960s returning in popularity, a growing number of collectors are investing in and holding vintage furniture. Capitalizing on that craze, N. Stile Sune’s start-up…
  • Mar 22

    Protecting Information in the Competitive Bidding

    Protecting Information in the Competitive Bidding
    Growth in the DFW metroplex is booming, and the City of Flourish is one of the driving forces. Unfortunately, the City has had a difficult time keeping up its infrastructure with the growing population.  Recently the City selected a bid…
  • Feb 21

    Employers: Don’t Get Trumped by Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

    Employers: Don’t Get Trumped by Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration
    Last week Emma Grant’s line cook and 25 other undocumented employees at her bar-b-que restaurant Emma Grant’s Bar-B-Que were working the lunch shift when it was raided by Immigration and Customs Enforcement personnel, apparently…
Rank this Week: 4282

Beer Law Blog

Beer Law Blog

Blog devoted to the legal issues of the craft brewer, winemaker, and distiller.

http://beerlawcenter.com/craft-beer-blog/
  • Mar 22

    Is incontestability contestable?

    Is incontestability contestable?
      Trademark Series: Part 2 In Part 1 of our trademark blog series (click here), we discussed the status of incontestability in trademark law. Incontestability seems like a sure thing- the registrant has exclusive right to use the…
  • Mar 15

    What’s on your label?

    What’s on your label?
    Label requirements can be tricky-different rules apply to different states. Domestic beverages and imported beverages have different guidelines. The purpose of this blog is to clear up some of the confusion surrounding beer labels. For all…
  • Feb 6

    Holy Crap! It’s been a long time since we updated this stuff.

    Holy Crap! It’s been a long time since we updated this stuff.
    Sorry about the long period of … well, nothing. We’re back in the swing of things (I hope) and will be updating more and more frequently. Cheers and check back often! John The post Holy Crap! It’s been a long time since we…
Rank this Week: 2686

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/
  • Mar 22

    Statewide Hunger-Relief Effort Comes to Northern Kentucky

    Statewide Hunger-Relief Effort Comes to Northern Kentucky
    Crestview Hills, KY. (March 22, 2017) – DBL Law is pleased to announce that it will be participating in the inaugural Kentucky Legal Food Frenzy from March 27 to April 7, 2017. The Food Frenzy is a statewide fund drive competition among…
  • Jan 30

    Right to Work Legislation in Kentucky

    Right to Work Legislation in Kentucky
    With a Republican majority in both houses of the Kentucky General Assembly for the first time in nearly a century, legislative changes to Kentucky’s labor laws have already begun. In the first few days of the 2017 General Assembly, the…
  • Jan 25

    Employment Practices Insurance is a Wise Decision but Be Informed About the Purchase

    Employment Practices Insurance is a Wise Decision but Be Informed About the Purchase
    With the increase in employment law cases over the last several years, employers are looking for ways to protect its business and assets.  This has led to a dramatic increase in employers purchasing Employment Practices Liability…
Rank this Week: 3328

Lawyers on Tap

Lawyers on Tap

By Verrill Dana LLP. Provides a resource to craft beverage producers interested in keeping abreast of legal developments and navigating the challenges unique to the industry.

http://www.beveragelawupdate.com
  • Mar 21

    Hey That’s Me Drinking That Beer! UGC Rights at Issue in Beer/Photo Lawsuit

    Hey That’s Me Drinking That Beer! UGC Rights at Issue in Beer/Photo Lawsuit
    Kayla Kraft (no known relation to the cheese people) found herself on a Natural Light coaster with a fake handlebar mustache drinking a beer under the heading “Every Natty Has a Story.”  She apparently didn’t like that…
  • Dec 8

    Canadian Company Pursues Moose Trademark: Trouble Brewing for Maine Beer Maker

    Canadian Company Pursues Moose Trademark: Trouble Brewing for Maine Beer Maker
    As brewers and residents of Maine, whose state animal after all is a moose, this recent Bangor Daily News article about a large Canadian corporation chasing U.S. brewers with a trademark for “moose” is cause for concern. I know…
  • Nov 1

    A Bourbon Conundrum

    A Bourbon Conundrum
    The recent week-long strike at two Jim Beam facilities in Kentucky highlights a very interesting tension in the current workplace.   Workers at the Boston and Clermont, Kentucky facilities overwhelmingly rejected the second contract…
Rank this Week: 2086

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Covers news about and opinions issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the sixth Circuit with an emphasis on business cases. By Squire Sanders.

http://www.sixthcircuitappellateblog.com/
  • Mar 21

    Judge Thapar To Be Nominated To The Sixth Circuit

    Judge Thapar To Be Nominated To The Sixth Circuit
    As we predicted last November, President Trump will announce today that he is nominating Judge Amul Thapar for one of the two open seats on the Sixth Circuit.  Judge Thapar is currently serving as a district judge in the Eastern District…
  • Mar 6

    Sixth Circuit To Rehear Legislative Prayer Case En Banc

    Sixth Circuit To Rehear Legislative Prayer Case En Banc
    Last week, the Sixth Circuit granted en banc review in Bormuth v. County of Jackson, where a split panel had held that a district court had erred in rejecting the plaintiff’s argument that the prayer preceding a Michigan…
  • Feb 24

    The Sixth Circuit Weighs in on the Phrase “Applicable Nonbankruptcy Law” Under the Bankruptcy Code

    The Sixth Circuit Weighs in on the Phrase “Applicable Nonbankruptcy Law” Under the Bankruptcy Code
    In Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County v. Hildebrand, the Sixth Circuit explains how to read the phrase “applicable nonbankruptcy law” as used in the Bankruptcy Code.  The chapter 13 individual…
Rank this Week: 4012

Autolaw

Autolaw

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

http://autolaw.typepad.com/autolaw/
  • Mar 20

    Roll It Out

    Roll It Out
    I was busy last month trying a case in Long Beach when the first case post-Kesner decision came down from the Court of Appeal. Kesner, as you recall, was a California Supreme Court case which held that in certain instances...
  • Dec 29

    Take Home Exposure, Finally?

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

    Make Me an Offer

    Make Me an Offer
    Last week an interesting case was handed down by the California Court of Appeal, Fourth District in San Diego. The case involved a claim for attorney fees under the Song-Beverly Act (aka "The Lemon Law"). See, Nancy Goglin v BMW...
Rank this Week: 1704

The Contingency

The Contingency

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

http://www.thecontingency.com
  • Mar 19

    A Trial Lawyer for the Supreme Court?

    A Trial Lawyer for the Supreme Court?
    In the last quarter-century and more, no current member of the Supreme Court tried a lawsuit of any kind to a judge or jury. Almost none of the justices has ever tried a civil case to verdict. And before their honors became appellate…
  • Dec 18

    No Class?

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

    Pessimism Promotes Gambling in Decision-Making

    Pessimism Promotes Gambling in Decision-Making
    Election results Many voters believed that the major U.S. political parties offered them two disappointing choices for President this year. Although their reasons for disparaging their options varied from voter to voter, a rough consensus…
Rank this Week: 2288

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Covers business and franchise law.

http://www.spadealaw.com/blog
  • Mar 19

    Should I Franchise My Business?

    Should I Franchise My Business?
    To Franchise or Not to Franchise? The decision to franchise your business is not easy and is not for everyone. It entails a huge shift in the nature of your day-to-day business operations and your thinking as a business owner. How do you know…
  • Mar 9

    Tickets Available for Philadelphia Franchise Association's April Lunch & Learn

    Tickets Available for Philadelphia Franchise Association's April Lunch & Learn
    This quarter's Lunch & Learn is quickly approaching! Hosted by the Philadelphia Franchise Association, Lunch & Learn is a quarterly Q&A panel discussion and networking opportunity. Tickets for the event are available now. Mingle…
  • Feb 2

    Don't Miss Tom at the Franchise Expo

    Don't Miss Tom at the Franchise Expo
    Our own Tom Spadea will present at 2017's Annual Franchise Expo in Secaucus, NJ. If you are considering purchasing a franchise, this is an invaluable opportunity for you. At the Franchise Expo, you will learn more about the benefits of owning…
Rank this Week: 3276

Tennessee Business Litigation…

Tennessee Business Litigation Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.nashvillebusinesslitigationlawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 17

    Sixth Circuit Issues Notably Flawed Opinion in Sales Commission Case

    Sixth Circuit Issues Notably Flawed Opinion in Sales Commission Case
    For salesmen and manufacturers representatives who are owed commissions, a recent decision of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in a breach of contract case for commissions owed is not encouraging. The analysis and application of…
  • Mar 9

    Business Divorces Between 50/50 Owners in Tennessee

    Business Divorces Between 50/50 Owners in Tennessee
    In Tennessee, quite a few corporations and LLCs are owned equally by two parties. Frequently, the relationship between the owners sours, or worse.  At some point, a “business divorce” may become necessary. If you want to keep…
  • Mar 9

    Business Divorces Between 50/50 Owners in Tennessee

    Business Divorces Between 50/50 Owners in Tennessee
    In Tennessee, quite a few corporations and LLCs are owned equally by two parties. Frequently, the relationship between the owners sours, or worse.  At some point, a “business divorce” may become necessary. If you want to keep…
Rank this Week: 3513

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Covers government contract issues including contract formation, strategies, bid protests and contract interpretation. By Crowell Moring.

http://www.governmentcontractslegalforum.com/
  • Mar 17

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without
    Crowell & Moring’s “Fastest 5 Minutes” is a biweekly podcast that provides a brief summary of significant government contracts legal and regulatory developments that no government contracts lawyer or executive should be…
  • Mar 6

    Whistle(blowing) While You Work: GAO Recommends Improvements to Whistleblower Protections Pilot Program

    Whistle(blowing) While You Work: GAO Recommends Improvements to Whistleblower Protections Pilot Program
    On March 2, 2017, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report highlighting necessary improvements to effectively implement the Whistleblower Protections Pilot Program (WPPP).  The WPPP, introduced in the National…
  • Mar 3

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without
    Crowell & Moring’s “Fastest 5 Minutes” is a biweekly podcast that provides a brief summary of significant government contracts legal and regulatory developments that no government contracts lawyer or executive should be…
Rank this Week: 4770

Western Canada Business Litigation…

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

Covers issues emerging in the legal and business communities. By Lawson Lundell LLP.

http://www.westerncanadabusinesslitigationblog.com/
  • Mar 17

    Court of Appeal upholds mortgage exit fee in face of Interest Act challenge

    Court of Appeal upholds mortgage exit fee in face of Interest Act challenge
    Section 8 of the Interest Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. I-15, prohibits any “fine, penalty or rate of interest . . . that has the effect of increasing the charge on the arrears beyond the rate of interest payable on principal money not in…
  • Feb 14

    How do the courts allocate loss amongst innocent victims of a fraud?

    How do the courts allocate loss amongst innocent victims of a fraud?
    Fraudsters are very clever. Many set up elaborate commercial transactions for the purpose of absconding with someone else’s money.  By the time the scheme is discovered, an innocent victim is usually out of pocket, often for large…
  • Feb 8

    Search and Ye May Find Something Else: Use of Competitors’ Names in Keyword Advertising and Domain

    Search and Ye May Find Something Else: Use of Competitors’ Names in Keyword Advertising and Domain
    Introduction In Vancouver Community College v Vancouver Career College (Burnaby) 2017 BCCA 41, the British Columbia Court of Appeal found that Vancouver Community College (“VCC”) had established the tort of passing off against…
Rank this Week: 3203