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UpCounsel Blog

UpCounsel Blog

About making your business leaner, faster and smarter.

https://www.upcounsel.com/blog
  • Jan 19

    How to Select the Right VC for your Startup: 5 Tips from Andrew Dudum

    How to Select the Right VC for your Startup: 5 Tips from Andrew Dudum
    As a cofounder of two successful companies, Andrew Dudum is no stranger to building companies and fundraising. Here are Andrew’s top five tips for founders.
  • Jan 17

    3 Tips from Google’s Former HR VP

    3 Tips from Google’s Former HR VP
    Laszlo Bock’s Work Rules! gives a run-down of the best and most creative ways to increase and maintain employee retention.
  • Jan 13

    How a Midsize Company can Sponsor an H-1B Visa

    How a Midsize Company can Sponsor an H-1B Visa
    In 2015, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt sarcastically called the U.S. immigration process “a brilliant strategy,” adding, “We take very, very smart people, bring them into the country, give them a diploma and kick…
Rank this Week: 1722

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

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

    Court of Chancery Explains Role of Records Demand in Alleging Wrongful Pre-Suit Demand Refusal

    Court of Chancery Explains Role of Records Demand in Alleging Wrongful Pre-Suit Demand Refusal
    Andersen v. Mattel, Inc., C.A. 11816-VCMR (January 19, 2017) This decision examines when pre-suit demand may be excused because the board who refused the demand declines to disclose the report of its investigation when responding. In…
  • Jan 16

    Delaware Corporate and Commercial Case Law Year In Review – 2016

    Delaware Corporate and Commercial Case Law Year In Review – 2016
    Morris James attorneys Lewis Lazarus, Albert Manwaring and Albert Carroll authored an article published in Transaction Advisors titled Delaware Corporate and Commercial Case Law Year in Review – 2016. The article…
  • Jan 10

    When Is a Manager Not Really a Manager?

    When Is a Manager Not Really a Manager?
    Under the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act, a non-Delaware resident may be deemed to have consented to being sued in Delaware if she is a “manager” of the LLC. But who, exactly, is such a manager? That question is answered…
Rank this Week: 1659

Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

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

http://www.tiltingthescales.com/
  • Jan 19

    Super Bowl Office Betting – Does it Cross the Line?

    Super Bowl Office Betting – Does it Cross the Line?
    Riding her beloved Packers late-game win against the Dallas Cowboys, Allfer Funn, owner of Con Genial, is polishing her cheese head hat and dusting off her Super Bowl Squares Pool from last year in anticipation of the Big Game in a couple of…
  • Jan 19

    Super Bowl Betting – Does it Cross the Line?

    Super Bowl Betting – Does it Cross the Line?
    Riding her beloved Packers late-game win against the Dallas Cowboys, Allfer Funn, owner of Con Genial, is polishing her cheese head hat and dusting off her Super Bowl Squares Pool from last year in anticipation of the Big Game in a couple of…
  • Jan 19

    Oh, My Website Has to be ADA Compliant. Wait, What?!?!?

    Oh, My Website Has to be ADA Compliant. Wait, What?!?!?
    Dr. Nole Specs created a website for his successful optometry practice.  Over the holidays, Dr. Specs received a threatening letter from Mo Dougherty, a plaintiff’s lawyer.  Dougherty’s letter claims Specs’ website…
Rank this Week: 4129

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/
  • Jan 19

    Attorneys Fees in New Jersey Civil Service Appeal

    Attorneys Fees in New Jersey Civil Service Appeal
    The financial burden of a civil service appeal discourages many employees from filing.  However, a successful employee may be able to recover the attorneys fees she spent on the appeal.  Our attorneys handle civil service appeals…
  • Jan 18

    Business Partnerships: Taxes and Other Consideration

    Business Partnerships: Taxes and Other Consideration
    A partnership is an unincorporated association of two or more people who act as co-owners of a business for profit.  Under New Jersey business law, a partnership may be created even when there is no written partnership agreement between…
  • Jan 16

    Estate and Elder Care Planning after Being Diagnosed with Dementia

    Estate and Elder Care Planning after Being Diagnosed with Dementia
    Frequently, when you or a family member are first diagnosed with dementia, you still have the capacity and are legally “competent” to make your own estate planning decisions.  The four documents discussed here will assist a…
Rank this Week: 3693

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

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

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2878

Bongiovi Law Firm Blog

Bongiovi Law Firm Blog

Covers Nevada business law.

http://bongiovilaw.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Oct 19

    ITINs, EINs, and Responsible Partie

    ITINs, EINs, and Responsible Partie
    In order to open a bank account for your business entity, you have to present Articles of Organization/Incorporation and an EIN, which is an Employer Identification Number issued by the IRS.  In order to apply for an EIN number, you have…
  • Sep 6

    Should I Form a New Entity for My Idea?

    Should I Form a New Entity for My Idea?
    You have a new idea and you’ve got a guy who has connections or resources or ways to help get that idea off the ground.  It’s clear you want to work together.  The assumption is, often, that you’ll…
Rank this Week: 2344

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
Rank this Week: 2088

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/
  • Jan 18

    Final FAR Rule on Internal Confidentiality Agreements: Considerations for Contractors Before Employees Sign on the Dotted Line

    Final FAR Rule on Internal Confidentiality Agreements: Considerations for Contractors Before Employees Sign on the Dotted Line
    On January 13, 2017, the FAR Council released a final rule (available here) that: (1) prohibits agencies from contracting with entities that require employees/subs to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements that restrict the…
  • Jan 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…
  • Jan 13

    Top FCA Developments of 2016

    Top FCA Developments of 2016
    Congress amended the civil False Claims Act in 1986 to give the statute more teeth as a fraud enforcement tool. Thirty years later, FCA litigation is as active as ever with more than 800 new cases filed in 2016, which is the second highest…
Rank this Week: 4585

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

Swiss blawg covering a broad range of Swiss and international laws.

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Jan 18

    Grundbuchämter des Kantons Bern - Handbuch

    Grundbuchämter des Kantons Bern - Handbuch
    Die Grundbuchführung im Kanton Bern ist derzeit daran, ein elektronisches Handbuch für den Verkehr mit den Grundbuchämtern und die Grundbuchführung zu erstellen. Seit dem 16. Januar 2017 sind drei neue Artikel…
  • Jan 11

    Swiss-US Privacy Shield

    Swiss-US Privacy Shield
    Gemäss Medienmitteilung vom 11. Januar 2017 hat der Bundesrat in seiner heutigen Sitzung die Einrichtung des Swiss-US Privacy Shields zur Kenntnis genommen. Der Swiss-US Privacy Shield stellt eine weitere Grundlage für die…
  • Dec 29

    ESTV: Gesetzes- und Verordnungsänderungen im Steuer- und Abgabenrecht

    ESTV: Gesetzes- und Verordnungsänderungen im Steuer- und Abgabenrecht
    Die Eidgenössische Steuerverwaltung (ESTV) hat eine Auflistung mit den Gesetzes- und Verordnungsänderungen bei der direkten Bundessteuer, Mehrwertsteuer, Verrechnungssteuer und den Stempelabgaben veröffentlicht. Die wichtigsten…
Rank this Week: 2031

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/
  • Jan 18

    Does Bartram v. U.S. Bank Have Any Application to Secured Commercial Loans?

    Does Bartram v. U.S. Bank Have Any Application to Secured Commercial Loans?
    The Supreme Court of Florida in Bartram v. U.S. Bank Nat. Ass’n, 2016 WL 6538647 (Fla. 2016) held that prior acceleration in a foreclosure action that was involuntarily dismissed was revoked by the involuntary dismissal, and therefore…
  • Jan 9

    Loan Participation Agreements: Contract Drafting Perspectives for the Lead Bank

    Loan Participation Agreements: Contract Drafting Perspectives for the Lead Bank
    In a perfect world, all loans would be performing, and the lead bank and participant would share in the profits of a loan participation with minimal risk of loss. In the real world, a promising participation loan easily becomes a problem…
  • Dec 15

    Key Considerations in Hiring an Employee Subject to a Non-Compete: Part II

    Key Considerations in Hiring an Employee Subject to a Non-Compete: Part II
    As discussed in Part I of this blog series, some of the most qualified candidates for employment are often current or former employees of competitors in your industry. Non-compete agreements are helpful to employers who wish to control and…
Rank this Week: 1736

On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog

On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog

Covers the history of both international and domestic wine laws and developing legal issues in the wine industry. By Lindsey A. Zahn.

http://www.winelawonreserve.com
  • Jan 18

    Is There a Likelihood of Confusion Between RAM HORN and RAM’s GATE

    Is There a Likelihood of Confusion Between RAM HORN and RAM’s GATE
    Ram’s Gate Winery, LLC (opposer) filed a notice of opposition against application Serial No. 862692961 before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. (The application was filed by Opal Moon Winery, LLC on May 1, 2014…
  • Jan 9

    Submitting a Petition for a New Grape Variety to TTB

    Submitting a Petition for a New Grape Variety to TTB
    Last year, I represented a client before the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) with respect to petitioning for the addition of a new grape variety for use as a variety on American wine labels. The grape variety, Loureiro,…
  • Jan 9

    Is There a Likelihood of Confusion Between Swill and Swell Swill?

    Is There a Likelihood of Confusion Between Swill and Swell Swill?
    A recent application before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, 10 Barrel Brewing, LLC sought to register the mark SWILL (in standard characters) for beer in International Class 32 (for beer) on the Principal Register.…
Rank this Week: 2779

Global Trade & Sanctions Law

Global Trade & Sanctions Law

Covers business law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.globaltradeandsanctionslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1625

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 17

    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 citizens,…
  • Dec 17

    Companies Need New Ideas to Thrive. What Happens if They Steal Them?

    Companies Need New Ideas to Thrive. What Happens if They Steal Them?
    A stagnant company, one that’s not looking to improve on its products or come up with new ones, may not have a bright future. There may be pressure to come up with the next successful products as well as pressure to cut costs and…
  • Dec 12

    Take Steps to Avoid Conflict but Prepare to Deal With It If It Happen

    Take Steps to Avoid Conflict but Prepare to Deal With It If It Happen
    Starting a business can be very exciting. You make plans for a bright future. You’re optimistic not only about how well the business will run, but how profitable it will be too. Plans and dreams are great, but it’s preparation and…
Rank this Week: 2163

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/
  • Jan 17

    21st Century Fox v. Netflix . . . Will This Lawsuit Determine the Value of Employment Contracts?

    21st Century Fox v. Netflix . . . Will This Lawsuit Determine the Value of Employment Contracts?
    A heated lawsuit between 21st Century Fox and Netflix reveals a great deal about the inner workings of Hollywood while also providing useful insights for employers in California and across the country. This high-profile case is a helpful…
  • Jan 6

    How Will Proposition 64 Affect California Employers?

    How Will Proposition 64 Affect California Employers?
    With the passage of Proposition 64 in November, California became one of a handful of states to legalize the use of recreational marijuana. Many residents are thrilled with the outcome, but the new law is leaving employers wondering what…
  • Dec 21

    Happy Holiday

    Happy Holiday
    The Sylvester Oppenheim & Linde Team Wish You and Yours a Wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year
Rank this Week: 1458

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: 1970

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Jan 17

    Antitrust review revolution?

    Antitrust review revolution?
    Ok, so revolution is perhaps a bit overblown. But, we are about to undergo a significant change in antitrust enforcement in the context of merger and acquisitions - probably more significant than the change we saw after the transition from...
  • Jan 5

    Ross Johnson, RJR Nabisco, and Barbarian

    Ross Johnson, RJR Nabisco, and Barbarian
    I'd be remiss if I didn't note that F. Ross Johnson recently passed away. Johnson was the real life protagonist of Bryan Burrough and John Helyar's Barbarians at the Gate - the story of the auction of RJR Nabisco and...
  • Jul 29

    Richmond is Hiring

    Richmond is Hiring
    From the law school at the University of Richmond: The University of Richmond School of Law seeks to fill two entry-level tenure-track positions for the 2017-2018 academic year, including one in corporate/transactional law. Candidates should…
Rank this Week: 1280

McNamee, Lochner, Titus &…

McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C. Firm News & Events

Covers business law. By McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C.

http://www.mltw.com/news-events/
  • Jan 17

    McNamee Expands, Adds New Paralegal to its Real Estate Practice Area

    McNamee Expands, Adds New Paralegal to its Real Estate Practice Area
    Allison Squires joined McNamee as a paralegal in the Real Estate practice area supporting two of its shareholders, Mathew Barry and Jeremy Speich. Allison has been a paralegal since graduating from Mildred Elley in 1996. She has experience…
  • Jan 12

    Public Construction Attorneys Join McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C.

    Public Construction Attorneys Join McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C.
    McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C., a full-service law firm headquartered in Albany, N.Y. announces that the attorneys of Fox & Kowalewski, LLP, one of the leading public construction law firms in New York State, have joined the…
  • Jan 5

    Bruce J. Wagner Featured Speaker at NYSBA Family Section’s Flagship Program

    Bruce J. Wagner Featured Speaker at NYSBA Family Section’s Flagship Program
    Bruce J. Wagner will be the sole and featured speaker at the NYSBA Family Section’s 3 hour CLE course at its flagship program to be held during NYSBA’s 140th annual meeting on January 25, 2016. Program details are as follows:…
Rank this Week: 1656

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/insights-news/
  • Jan 17

    H. Scott Johnson, Jr. Speaking in January 19th Strafford Live Webinar

    H. Scott Johnson, Jr. Speaking in January 19th Strafford Live Webinar
    PCT Law Group, PLLC is pleased to announce that H. Scott Johnson, Jr. will be speaking in an upcoming Strafford live webinar, “Employer Strategies for Responding to Employee Demand Letters: Legal, Strategic and Ethical…
  • Sep 14

    The FLSA’s Alter Ego Exemption – The Motor Carrier Act

    The FLSA’s Alter Ego Exemption – The Motor Carrier Act
    Of the myriad of exemptions used by defense counsel in Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) cases, the Motor Carrier Act Exemption sometimes gets lost in the shuffle of the usual suspects list of exemptions.  If the…
  • Sep 12

    Implementing an Effective Social Media Policy Can Head Off Employment Issue

    Implementing an Effective Social Media Policy Can Head Off Employment Issue
    The use of social media as a communication tool has dramatically increased over the last decade in people’s personal and professional lives. Social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (Snapchat isn’t just for…
Rank this Week: 2688

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/
Rank this Week: 1365

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/
  • Jan 16

    Ninth Circuit Rules in Consumer’s Favor in California Vehicle Warranty Case

    Ninth Circuit Rules in Consumer’s Favor in California Vehicle Warranty Case
    Businesses that sell goods to the public must follow guidelines established by consumer protection laws, which prohibit deceptive advertising and other fraudulent or misleading acts. This can apply to the use of specific words in particular…
  • Dec 30

    New California Statutes Aimed at Reducing Wage Disparity Go into Effect

    New California Statutes Aimed at Reducing Wage Disparity Go into Effect
    Laws at the federal and state levels regulate multiple aspects of the employer/employee relationship. Federal law sets certain minimum standards for many employers nationwide, such as a minimum wage of $7.25 per hour and a prohibition on…
  • Dec 15

    Krispy Kreme Sued for Misleading Customers Into Thinking Doughnuts Contain Fruit

    Krispy Kreme Sued for Misleading Customers Into Thinking Doughnuts Contain Fruit
    A Los Angeles resident is suing Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. in federal court in California for false advertising. Specifically, plaintiff Jason Saidian claimed that the doughnut company’s blueberry, raspberry, and maple filled…
Rank this Week: 2294

Vann & Sheridan Blog

Vann & Sheridan Blog

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

http://vannattorneys.com/category/blog/
  • Jan 16

    Resolving a Contract Dispute

    Resolving a Contract Dispute
    Business contract disputes are generally not fun to encounter. The disputes often interrupt the natural flow of business and can become an issue with cash flow and financial performance. How to resolve the business disputes is always…
  • Jan 13

    Vann Attorneys Webinar: Negotiating Business Agreements by Email, Text & Other Electronic Communication

    Vann Attorneys Webinar: Negotiating Business Agreements by Email, Text & Other Electronic Communication
    Business litigation in today’s society is commonplace.  Learn how to best position your business in preparing for litigation.  What steps will put your company in the best position possible?  Learn 3 takeaways to help…
  • Jan 4

    2017 First Quarter Newsletter

    2017 First Quarter Newsletter
    The post 2017 First Quarter Newsletter appeared first on Vann Attorneys | Attorneys at Law.
Rank this Week: 4512

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/
  • Jan 15

    How to Sell Investment Service

    How to Sell Investment Service
    As I understand, the term "consultative selling" was first used by author and sales expert Mack Hanan. The concept is simple. Know what your customer needs and offer them solutions to their problems. The process is a…
  • Jan 11

    Pension Risk Management for Retirement Plan

    Pension Risk Management for Retirement Plan
    I'm delighted to work with the Professional Risk Managers' International Association ("PRMIA") in delivering four (4) educational webinars about retirement plan risk management. According to its website, PRMIA is a "non-profit professional…
  • Jan 8

    Effective Retirement Plan Communication

    Effective Retirement Plan Communication
    My blog post entitled "Simplifying Retirement Planning Communications" resonated with readers. It's no surprise that there are still discussions about how best to improve the information provided to participants. Given the amount of…
Rank this Week: 3271

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Jan 15

    Why Trade Secrets Protection is Even More Important in the Strong Economy

    Why Trade Secrets Protection is Even More Important in the Strong Economy
    It is a well-known fact that when the economy improves, employee mobility rises as well. The most valuable employees – those with a specialized skill set and many years of experience in a particular industry – tend to stay…
  • Jan 4

    Non-Compete and Confidentiality Issues to Watch in 2017

    Non-Compete and Confidentiality Issues to Watch in 2017
    In 2016, there have been some major developments involving confidentiality and non-compete agreements law, which are likely to have some repercussions in 2017. Here’s a summary of the most important issues that companies…
  • Dec 12

    Will Ban the Non-Competes Movement Lose Its Momentum During the Trump Administration?

    Will Ban the Non-Competes Movement Lose Its Momentum During the Trump Administration?
    It’s no secret that the Obama administration made a push, especially towards the end, towards limiting the use of non-compete agreements by employers around the country. The White House commissioned not one but two reports on this…
Rank this Week: 2350

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers class action litigation, fraud, consumer law and shareholder disputes. By DiTommaso Lubin.

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 15

    Court Rules in Employees Favor that Termination For Airing Grievances on TV is an Unfair Labor Practice

    Court Rules in Employees Favor that Termination For Airing Grievances on TV is an Unfair Labor Practice
    NLRB found the employees’ statements were largely “truthful representations of what the [companies] told them to do,” did not amount to unprotected disloyalty or reckless disparagement, and that the companies had committed…
  • Jan 10

    Playboy Wins Trademark Infringement Claim

    Playboy Wins Trademark Infringement Claim
    Nevertheless, the complaint alleges that, because of the successful market development, Playboy had made informal promises to renew its contract with the distributors. But, according to the complaint, Playboy allegedly came under new…
  • Jan 3

    Law School Brings Trademark Claim to Protect its Name

    Law School Brings Trademark Claim to Protect its Name
    The Houston College of Law argued it had already spent almost $500,000 to help publicize its new name, but U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison pointed out that most of that money was spent after the college had already been made aware of the…
Rank this Week: 4367

Law Blog

Law Blog

A blog of legal issues and discussions. By Sean R. Hanover.

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 14

    When is a signature on a contract non-binding?

    When is a signature on a contract non-binding?
    It is not often we get to deal with antiquity in law -- so this was a great question recently posted on a legal bulletin board. I signed up for a loyalty program. I then switched to another product not in the program. The loyalty company…
  • Jan 14

    Matter of Avetisyan and Immigration Court Case Control

    Matter of Avetisyan and Immigration Court Case Control
    A seasoned immigration attorney, Ms. Alison Yew, started a discussion regarding tactics in immigration court. I responded to her question, and thought the answer could be useful to other practitioners and individuals working on immigration…
  • Jan 4

    How to file a 212H waiver in immigration court

    How to file a 212H waiver in immigration court
    Alright, this is a short and dirty posting today. I was doing research online, and noticed that there is a dearth of "how to" guides on 212(h) waivers. The 212(h) waiver is valid for LPR's who originally adjusted their status while in the…
Rank this Week: 2389

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: 3742

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/
  • Jan 13

    News Roundup: Instagram in Plain Language; Recent Trademark Battle

    News Roundup: Instagram in Plain Language; Recent Trademark Battle
    Plain Language, Privacy, and Instagram A lawyer rewrote Instagram’s terms of use in plain language so that young people using the app could understand their privacy rights. The rewrite was a part of a task force convened to study…
  • Jan 12

    Attorney-client Privilege: What to Know to Protect Your Busine

    Attorney-client Privilege: What to Know to Protect Your Busine
    What is the attorney-client privilege generally? The attorney-client privilege is the legal right that protects communications between a person and her attorney from compelled disclosure in a legal action. Attorney-client privilege is most…
  • Dec 14

    Integration in Securities Offering

    Integration in Securities Offering
    When companies raise money from investors, the transaction will be governed by securities laws. These securities laws have complex requirements that often “trip up” companies unfamiliar with the rules and their application.…
Rank this Week: 3035

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3149

Footnoted

Footnoted

Reports on actionable information in SEC filings.

http://www.footnoted.com/
  • Jan 12

    2016: The year in filing

    2016: The year in filing
    There were 670,00 filings made to the SEC in 2016, with the largest filing over 3,330 pages!
  • Nov 30

    Post-election disclosure

    Post-election disclosure
    It’s now been three weeks since Americans elected Donald Trump as the nation’s next President. While Trump doesn’t take office until Jan. 20, 2017, we’ve seen a number of interesting disclosures in SEC filings related…
  • Oct 27

    Apple grows its real estate holding

    Apple grows its real estate holding
    A disclosure in Apple's 10-K shows that the company has increased its land holdings by about 50% in the past year.
Rank this Week: 2665

Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

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

http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com
  • Jan 12

    Are Hernia Mesh Products Causing Personal Injury?

    Are Hernia Mesh Products Causing Personal Injury?
    Hernia Repair Surgeries Are Common Hernia repair surgeries are among the most common surgeries in the United States. More than a million of these surgeries are performed each year in this country. Hernia repair surgeries can be performed with…
  • Dec 7

    Settlement Paperwork: Don’t Expose An Injured Client To More Harm

    Settlement Paperwork: Don’t Expose An Injured Client To More Harm
    Settlement Terms Are Important A recent LinkedIn conversation about settlement terms raised an important issue. The topic — A defendant adds additional (and unacceptable) terms to a release document. The issue is far too common.…
  • Oct 26

    Chamber of Commerce Hypocrisy on Drug Advertisement

    Chamber of Commerce Hypocrisy on Drug Advertisement
    The article in The Hill begins: The nation’s leading business group is mounting a new attack on advertisements run by trial lawyers that tell consumers about the negative side effects from medical drugs and devices. Let me start —…
Rank this Week: 3896

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/
  • Jan 11

    IRS Issues Final Regulations for Foreign Owned Single Member LLC

    IRS Issues Final Regulations for Foreign Owned Single Member LLC
    The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued final regulations that will increase reporting requirements for certain foreign owned single member limited liability companies (“LLC”). When a single member LLC is formed,…
  • Dec 27

    Supreme Court Issues Ruling on Insider Trading Case

    Supreme Court Issues Ruling on Insider Trading Case
    In its first insider trading decision in nearly two decades, the United States Supreme Court upheld the insider trading conviction of Bassam Salman and reaffirmed the three-decade-old personal benefit standard applied to insider trading…
  • Dec 9

    Changes in Local Sales and Use Tax Rates – Nebraska

    Changes in Local Sales and Use Tax Rates – Nebraska
    Effective January 1, 2017, certain Nebraska cities and villages will increase sales and use tax rates. The village of Meadow Grove enacted a new local sales and use tax rate of 1.5%. Elmwood, Weeping Water, and Wilber will increase sales and…
Rank this Week: 2269

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/
  • Jan 10

    Hotel Lawyer: Global Hospitality Group’s Brandon Chock Becomes a Partner at JMBM

    Hotel Lawyer: Global Hospitality Group’s Brandon Chock Becomes a Partner at JMBM
      10 January 2017 I have often mentioned how much I enjoy working with all my friends and colleagues in the hospitality industry.  I am also fortunate to work with the talented, committed group of lawyers who comprise Global…
  • Jan 6

    ADA Defense Lawyer on hotel mixed use: Tenants not liable for common area

    ADA Defense Lawyer on hotel mixed use: Tenants not liable for common area
    6 January 2017 ADA Hospitality Defense and Compliance Lawyer: Hotel mixed-use projects have proliferated over the past decade or two — projects that combine a hotel with retail, residential, entertainment, office and other uses. In…
  • Dec 31

    Kasikci’s Bentley Management opens 2017 with new directions, clients and project

    Kasikci’s Bentley Management opens 2017 with new directions, clients and project
    31 December 2016 Yesterday, I had a delightful year-end lunch at the SoHo House with a remarkable man I have known and worked with about 25 years. I am very proud to call him my friend and include him amongst our “celebrity…
Rank this Week: 2666

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: 2223

Odgers Law Group Blog

Odgers Law Group Blog

Covers California business and estate planning law.

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

    DIY Online Legal Form Services vs. Hiring a Lawyer

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

    Handling the Probate Proce

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

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

    What Can Outsourced Legal Counsel Do for a Small Business Owner?
    If you run your own small business, you already realize the importance of legal advice in handling your daily operations. Of course, not all your activities will require this sort of assistance. Any business owner with half a brain can fill…
Rank this Week: 1334

The Virginia Business Litigation…

The Virginia Business Litigation Blog

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

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Jan 7

    Remedies for a Broken Engagement or Marriage

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

    Fraud by Hindsight Insufficient to State Claim

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

    How to Win Millions of Dollars in Court

    How to Win Millions of Dollars in Court
    If you or your business needs to bring a lawsuit, it’s natural to wonder whether you may be entitled to recover millions of dollars. You read about celebrities winning $115 million against magazines who published unauthorized photos, or…
Rank this Week: 4079

Silicon Valley Law Group Blog

Silicon Valley Law Group Blog

Covers business law. By Silicon Valley Law Group

http://blog.svlg.com/
  • Jan 6

    Stephen Wu to Speak at the Global Artificial Intelligence Conference

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

    Healthtech Devices Raise Security Compliance and Liability Issue

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

    NHTSA Issues Long-Awaited Automated Vehicle Guidance

    NHTSA Issues Long-Awaited Automated Vehicle Guidance
    by Stephen Wu This morning, on September 20, 2016, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued long-awaited guidance on automated vehicles (AV). DOT took a flexible approach of “guidance” and does not intend the document to…
Rank this Week: 1495

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: 1757

The Virtual Attorney Blog

The Virtual Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and business law. By Michael Brennan.

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

    Give Your Estate Plan a 2017 New Year Checkup

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

    What to do After Forming a Corporation

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

    New Overtime Rules Set to Affect Many Small Businesse

    New Overtime Rules Set to Affect Many Small Businesse
    Overtime protections were first put into place by the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, and established the general standard that workers be paid time-and-a-half for any hours worked over 40 hours in a week.  In general, all hourly…
Rank this Week: 3556

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

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

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

    I have managed to alienate Blogger.

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

    Lessons from being hacked.

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

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

    I love the First Amendment (and I can still deplore hateful speech).
    Of course I'm angered and saddened about the increase in hateful speech across campuses (see today's latest story here).  I don't respect the people who say such awful things.  But I respect their right to say them.  Such…
Rank this Week: 1595

Tennessee Business Litigation…

Tennessee Business Litigation Lawyers Blog

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

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

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

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

    Breach of Contract Damages in Tennessee

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

    More About the Tennessee Statute of Fraud

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

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

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

    Pennsylvania Bar Association Honors Pittsburgh Divorce Attorney David Pollock

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

    DIY Divorces: Think Twice Before Handling Your Own Divorce

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

    Child Support Collection Challenge

    Child Support Collection Challenge
    In the state of Pennsylvania, child support is awarded based on statewide guidelines that determine the amount owed after considering the net income of both parents, as well as the number of individuals being supported.  In many cases,…
Rank this Week: 4452

Autolaw

Autolaw

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

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

    Take Home Exposure, Finally?

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

    Make Me an Offer

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

    Park to Reverse

    Park to Reverse
    The Family of the late Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin filed a wrongful death lawsuit last month against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV. The popular Star Trek actor was killed in June of this year when his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee...
Rank this Week: 1210

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

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

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

    Risk Assessment – the Key to Risk Management

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

    Cybersecurity Law in 2017 – Predictions and Prognostication

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

    Back to Square One? – The FTC and LabMD

    Back to Square One? – The FTC and LabMD
      Over the past several years, the Federal Trade Commission has emerged as the de facto national regulator of online security and privacy. While banking and health regulators hold sway over their specific industries, the FTC has used its…
Rank this Week: 1333

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sandiegobusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 27

    Common Pitfalls in Commercial Leasing

    Common Pitfalls in Commercial Leasing
    Most new businesses are required to enter into a commercial lease of one form or another. The owners of the business are typically presented with thirty to forty page leases set out in fine print on legal size paper. These standard leases are…
  • Dec 16

    Dilution of Corporate Ownership

    Dilution of Corporate Ownership
    Dilution is a natural part of the corporate investment process, whether one invests in a startup or a public company that is growing. This article will provide a brief introduction to what dilution is, what causes it, and what effect it has…
  • Dec 15

    The Equitable Remedy of Rescission

    The Equitable Remedy of Rescission
    Remedies (types of relief sought by injured parties) can be either legal or equitable in nature. The recovery of money damages (monetary damages) is a legal remedy. An equitable remedy is designed to provide more flexible relief to aggrieved…
Rank this Week: 3960

AMS Counsel Blawg

AMS Counsel Blawg

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

http://annemariesegal.com/
Rank this Week: 3677