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Shelton & Power, LLC

Shelton & Power, LLC

Covers franchise law.

http://sheltonpower.blog.com
  • Oct 31

    Happy Halloween

    Happy Halloween
    Shelton & Power would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Halloween. May you get more treats than tricks.
  • Oct 4

    Gamification – a novel way to “Expand Your Brand.”

    Gamification – a novel way to “Expand Your Brand.”
    One of our franchise attorneys, Jason Power, recently learned about the concept of gamification from an online learning course that he took.  Gamification is a way of bringing concepts from games, such as video games or even board games, to…
  • Sep 18

    Want a great place to meet franchisors…

    Want a great place to meet franchisors…
    If you are looking for a great place to meet franchisors and will be in the Anaheim, CA area this October, you should join Shelton & Power and hundreds of franchises at the West Coast Franchise Expo.  During the weekend of October 12-14, the…
Rank this Week: 1547

BizzBangBuzz

BizzBangBuzz

Covers small business, venture capital, entrepreneurship and technology. By Anthony Cerminaro.

http://bizzbangbuzz.blogspot.com/
  • May 8

    The World is Being Flattened

    The World is Being Flattened
    ... by Ten Forces Collapse of Berlin Wall--11/89: The event not only symbolized the end of the Cold war, it allowed people from other side of the wall to join the economic mainstream.
  • Jan 9

    The MBA Oath

    The MBA Oath
    The MBA Oath is a voluntary pledge for graduating MBAs and current MBAs to “create value responsibly and ethically.” The MBA Oath As a business leader I recognize my role in society. My purpose is to lead people and manage resources to…
  • Oct 5

    Business Plan Basic

    Business Plan Basic
    What makes for a successful business plan? This post from Noah Parsons covers the essentials:"Executive summaries need to be short, direct, and provide an overview of the business opportunity ... A good plan will communicate what the business…
Rank this Week: 1297

Dividends and Preferences

Dividends and Preferences

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

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

    Microsoft/Skype -- Putting Things into Perspective

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

    Nerd Chic

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

    Out and About

    Out and About
    Hey folks -- I'm getting ready to head down to the RTP area for the annual CED Venture Conference.  This year it is in downtown Raleigh, instead of Pinehurst, and looks to be bigger and better than ever. So, if anyone happens to be in the…
Rank this Week: 1477

The Law According to Nevada

The Law According to Nevada

Dedicated to issues in the world of business and law. By Kirk Nevada Walker.

http://nevadawalker.blogspot.com/
  • May 6

    CourtFish.com

    CourtFish.com
    Here is a great new website that allows customers to instantly chat/email with a real attorney about his/her legal problem. It also allows one to hire someone to help with their legal issues for a much lower price than is quoted by lawyers. I…
  • Dec 30

    Rolling Your Retirement Account to an IRA opens the Door for Future Creditor

    Rolling Your Retirement Account to an IRA opens the Door for Future Creditor
    I worked in the stock market for eight years and there are a surprising number of people who automatically roll over their 401(k) or 403(b) to an Individual Retirement Account (IRA)once they have left their employers. Some do not even know…
  • Dec 29

    Trademarks - What's So Special about the ® ?

    Trademarks - What's So Special about the ® ?
    A trademark is any word, name, symbol, or device used by a person or which a person has a bona fide intention to use in commerce to indicate the source of goods or services and distinguish his or her goods. Trademarks are types of…
Rank this Week: 1404

NC Business & Banking Law Blog

NC Business & Banking Law Blog

Legal news and analysis on matters affecting financial institutions and other businesses, with an emphasis on North Carolina. By Matt Cordell.

http://bizlawnc.com/
  • Mar 1

    Data Security Breaches, Unauthorized Transfers, and Corporate Accout Takeovers ...What You Missed!

    Data Security Breaches, Unauthorized Transfers, and Corporate Accout Takeovers ...What You Missed!
    On Friday, I had the honor to join some distinguished speakers for an all-day continuing legal education seminar on computer technology and the law.  My fellow presenters were:Clark Walton, former CIA forensic computer analyst, lawyer…
  • Feb 9

    NC Commissioner of Banks Ray Grace Re-Appointed

    NC Commissioner of Banks Ray Grace Re-Appointed
    Commissioner Ray Grace -photo by M. CordellToday, Governor McCrory appointed Ray Grace to serve as North Carolina's Commissioner of Banks for another term.  Although Commissioenr Grace has been "appointed," the process actually works…
  • Jan 16

    What Would The White House's Data Security Breach Proposal Mean For North Carolina Businesses?

    What Would The White House's Data Security Breach Proposal Mean For North Carolina Businesses?
    Earlier this week, the President announced a new cybersecurity initiative. The White House explained that:"[t]here is a growing perception that individuals have lost control of their personal information; a negative implication of such a…
Rank this Week: 2235

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Mar 1

    How Grow Your Franchise Using These Local Marketing Tools - Marketing

    How Grow Your Franchise Using These Local Marketing Tools - Marketing
    Franchises have the best of both worlds: they can combine local and national marketing strategies to spur growth. The franchisor will create the overall marketing plan and blanket customers at a national level, while each individual…
  • Mar 1

    IFA Vows to Save Franchise Business Model - Legal

    IFA Vows to Save Franchise Business Model - Legal
    2014 was a challenging year for franchising. While franchising growth was strong (with growth through franchising outpacing growth in the economy overall), new labor-driven attacks targeted the franchise model with a vigor and force unseen in…
  • Feb 26

    PizzaRev Signs Franchise Agreements for Sacramento and Riverside County, CA | RestaurantNews.com - Restaurant Funding Group

    PizzaRev Signs Franchise Agreements for Sacramento and Riverside County, CA | RestaurantNews.com - Restaurant Funding Group
    http://www.restaurantnews.com/pizzarev-signs-franchise-agreements-for-sacramento-and-riverside-county-ca/ Harvind and Bob Uppal inked the deal to develop PizzaRev throughout the Sacramento, CA market. The group currently owns and operates 38…
Rank this Week: 2694

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
Rank this Week: 2469

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/
  • Feb 28

    Delaware Mulling New Chancery Arbitration Proce

    Delaware Mulling New Chancery Arbitration Proce
    As reported here in March of 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to grant certiorari of the Delaware Court of Chancery’s appeal of the Third Circuit’s ruling in Delaware Coalition for Open Government v.…
  • Feb 28

    Rural/Metro Stockholders Litigation: Impact Upon DE Uniform Contribution Among Tortfeasors Act

    Rural/Metro Stockholders Litigation: Impact Upon DE Uniform Contribution Among Tortfeasors Act
    In a case of first impression, Vice Chancellor Laster issued an opinion in October 2014 holding that the Delaware Uniform Contribution Among Tortfeasors Act (“DUCATA”) did not bar RBC Capital Markets LLC from collecting a…
  • Feb 28

    Expert Witness Must Be a “Biological Person”

    Expert Witness Must Be a “Biological Person”
    In appraisal actions, expert witnesses are often retained by parties and serve very important roles in the determination of the value of a company’s shares.  We recently highlighted a decision involving a “battle of the…
Rank this Week: 2155

Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

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

http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com
  • Feb 28

    Court Secrecy Harms The Public

    Court Secrecy Harms The Public
    It’s been almost two months since my last post. Although not writing here, I have been busy writing – including a number of briefs in an ongoing products’ liability case and a separate case involving a public contract in…
  • Jan 3

    Public Contracts — A Call For Transparency

    Public Contracts — A Call For Transparency
    A recent article discusses an important issue in public pension and health plans — a lack of transparency. I realize this topic is a change from my normal posts discussing personal injury, products’ liability, and Alabama court…
  • Dec 21

    Failed FDA Process Opens Door To Dangerous Medical Device

    Failed FDA Process Opens Door To Dangerous Medical Device
    Power morcellators. Transvaginal mesh. Both are examples of the FDA’s faulty 510(k) process. I’ve written several times about transvaginal mesh – products that have caused tremendous personal injury to women in Alabama and…
Rank this Week: 2369

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/
  • Feb 27

    Final HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2016

    Final HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2016
    This is an annual regulatory publication that covers many Exchange and market reform initiatives. The early release that we read for this article was 474 pages long. You can read the more compact (129-page) Federal Register version here.…
  • Feb 27

    IRS Floats Cadillac Tax Enforcement Balloon

    IRS Floats Cadillac Tax Enforcement Balloon
    Beginning in 2018, relatively generous group health plans will begin accruing non-deductible excise tax liabilities equal to 40% of the “excess benefit” provided to beneficiaries. Codified at 26 U.S.C. § 4980I,…
  • Feb 24

    King v. Burwell Oral Argument – Listen Live

    King v. Burwell Oral Argument – Listen Live
    For our fellow ACA junkies who can’t wait for the Supreme Court of the United States to post the March 4, 2015 oral argument on its web site, several organizations, including the Cato Institute,  are advertising their plans to…
Rank this Week: 2208

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Feb 27

    Reckless Driving Citizenship Concern

    Reckless Driving Citizenship Concern
    A lot of people contact my office after receiving a reckless driving ticket in Virginia and are concerned about how it might affect their citizenship or naturalization process for United States.  It’s definitely an issue that needs…
  • Feb 27

    First DUI Awareness Scholarship Winner

    First DUI Awareness Scholarship Winner
    WOW! What a huge success the 1st scholarship contest was.  There were some really good entries, tons of creativity and well done videos. The goal of the contest was to raise awareness of the dangers of underage drinking and driving.…
  • Feb 16

    Can the Police Search Your Cell Phone for Texting?

    Can the Police Search Your Cell Phone for Texting?
    We all have sensitive and confidential information and personal stuff in our phones, so can the police search them or do they need a warrant? If you have been charged with texting and driving, contact me today for a free case strategy…
Rank this Week: 1819

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

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

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Feb 26

    Child Custody in Divorce

    Child Custody in Divorce
      Preparation for Custody Hearings (Part 1) A Maryland family court making child custody decisions makes two mutually exclusive determinations:  1) legal custody (a determination of which parent may make decisions regarding the…
  • Feb 20

    Lions, tigers, and bears – not mine: understanding exotic pet law

    Lions, tigers, and bears – not mine: understanding exotic pet law
    “Man has long been diversely fascinated with animals.” [1]  Mike Tyson counted pet tigers among his pets, Kristen Stewart and her mother raise wolf-dog hybrids, and Tippi Hedren kept a 400-pound mature lion in her home…
  • Jan 13

    How Abraham Lincoln and Outside-the-Box Thinking Can Help Unions Stop Government Contractor Wage Theft

    How Abraham Lincoln and Outside-the-Box Thinking Can Help Unions Stop Government Contractor Wage Theft
      To secure to each labourer the whole product of his labour, or as nearly as possible, is a most worthy object of any good government. Abraham Lincoln, 1847Share: LinkedIn Twitter Google Plus Facebook 
Rank this Week: 2159

Contingency Business Litigation…

Contingency Business Litigation Attorney Blog

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

http://www.contingencybusinesslitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 26

    Apple Loses Big to Small Texas Firm in Patent Case

    Apple Loses Big to Small Texas Firm in Patent Case
    It was the case of a massive technology firm versus a small company accusing it of patent violations. The outcome revealed that once again, civil litigation is one way to even the playing field between disparate parties. In the end, deep…
  • Jan 26

    Gr8code LLC v. Gr8code International - Florida Business Lawsuit Filed

    Gr8code LLC v. Gr8code International - Florida Business Lawsuit Filed
    The former CEO of a limited liability corporation founded in Florida has filed a lawsuit against a similarly named firm and its founders and investors - her former partners - for allegedly pushing her out of her administrative position and…
  • Jan 16

    Florida Craft Brewery Lawsuit Pits Manufacturers Against Distributors, Retailer

    Florida Craft Brewery Lawsuit Pits Manufacturers Against Distributors, Retailer
    A lawsuit filed by the Florida Retail Federation against the state Department of Business and Professional Regulation targets the way the state licenses microbreweries to sell craft beer. A number of other groups that represent beer…
Rank this Week: 2535

Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

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

http://www.tiltingthescales.com/
  • Feb 26

    A Measle-ly Lawsuit: Can Parents Who Don’t Vaccinate their Children be Sued?

    A Measle-ly Lawsuit: Can Parents Who Don’t Vaccinate their Children be Sued?
    Yearning to leave the frozen wasteland of Dallas, Texas behind her if just for a moment, Penny McCrathy, an outspoken anti-vaccination advocate, took her unvaccinated children to Disneyland in Anaheim, California. Not knowing that her…
  • Feb 18

    Selling What You Don’t Have…What Happened to my Super Bowl Tickets?

    Selling What You Don’t Have…What Happened to my Super Bowl Tickets?
    Thursday before Super Bowl XLIX in Phoenix Ima Goen Nomattawatta, a huge Patriots fan, found an online broker Izzure Scalp with Super Bowl tickets for $2,500 apiece. Not believing that he could get 4 tickets at only $750 above face value,…
  • Feb 10

    Left Shark and Lawsuits – Who Gets Bitten in the End?

    Left Shark and Lawsuits – Who Gets Bitten in the End?
    Halftime was just the Beginning: A backup dancer in Katy Perry’s Super Bowl halftime show goes viral upstaging the singer, Tom Brady and Russell Wilson for MVP. Thanks to social media, “Left Shark” became a…
Rank this Week: 2473

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 25

    PROCEED CAREFULLY WITH MALICIOUS PROSECUTION ACTIONS ARISING OUT OF FAMILY LAW COURT MATTERS

    PROCEED CAREFULLY WITH MALICIOUS PROSECUTION ACTIONS ARISING OUT OF FAMILY LAW COURT MATTERS
    As a general rule, California malicious prosecution actions are dicey propositions insofar as they always subject the plaintiff to a potential Anti-SLAPP motion from the defendant pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure section…
  • Feb 19

    Proper Venue to File California Lawsuit

    Proper Venue to File California Lawsuit
    Some seem to think that a creditor plaintiff always has to sue to collect a debt in the debtor defendant’s county of domicile.  While the latter’s county is proper venue, it may not be the only proper venue.  There may…
  • Feb 11

    When is a Lis Pendens effective? When it’s indexed!

    When is a Lis Pendens effective? When it’s indexed!
    Some seem to think that merely depositing a Notice of Pending Action [fn] is sufficient to give constructive notice of the contents of the law suit to which it refers.   Not so, as the court in Dyer v. Martinez (2007) 147 Cal. App. 4th…
Rank this Week: 2553

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/
Rank this Week: 1975

Nashville Business Litigation…

Nashville Business Litigation Lawyers Blog

Covers business and insurance litigation. By Pepper & Brothers PLLC.

http://www.nashvillebusinesslitigationlawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    Rights of LLC Members and Shareholders to Financial Record

    Rights of LLC Members and Shareholders to Financial Record
    If you are a minority member of a Tennessee limited liability company (“LLC”) or a minority shareholder of a Tennessee corporation, you may, at some time, need to review financial information of the LLC or the corporation. …
  • Feb 13

    Which Statute of Limitations Applies: Six Year for Breach of Contract, or Three Year for Injury to Property?

    Which Statute of Limitations Applies: Six Year for Breach of Contract, or Three Year for Injury to Property?
    The Supreme Court of Tennessee recently clarified how to determine whether the three year statute of limitations for injuries to property or the six year statute of limitations for breach of contract applies to a case.   Which…
  • Jan 30

    Sales Commissions Case: Court Holds No Breach of Contract

    Sales Commissions Case: Court Holds No Breach of Contract
    A recent breach of contract case decided by the Court of Appeals of Tennessee drives home two lessons.  One lesson is for sales representatives who earn their living by commissions: The other is for Tennessee lawyers who handle breach of…
Rank this Week: 2675

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, real estate law and tax law.

http://www.wbb-law.com/multimedia/blog
  • Feb 23

    The New Wisconsin Trust Code: Drafting the Rules Your Clients Need

    The New Wisconsin Trust Code: Drafting the Rules Your Clients Need
    By Randy S. Nelson.   From InsideTrack, the Bi-Weekly Newsletter of the State Bar of Wisconsin.  
  • Feb 10

    Capacity Issues in Estate Planning

    Capacity Issues in Estate Planning
    By Jacqueline L. Messler.  As the average age of Americans continues to rise, more cases of dementia are diagnosed, and the need for assistance for the elderly rises, estate planners are often faced with issues of capacity. …
  • Sep 30

    Plan Before You Think You Need To

    Plan Before You Think You Need To
    By Michael B. Berzowski.  On August 24,2014 while doing some yard work, I lost my footing , fell and managed to break both bones in my lower right leg along with some cartilage and tendon damage plus some bone chips in the heel area. As…
Rank this Week: 1830

In-house Access

In-house Access

Covers corporate counsel best practices. By the Association of Corporate Counsel.

http://www.inhouseaccess.com/
  • Feb 23

    Beyond Gender: Negotiating for Yourself

    Beyond Gender: Negotiating for Yourself
    Guest Blogger: Stephanie A. Scharf is a partner at Scharf Banks Marmor LLC. She represents clients in complex business disputes, corporate insurance litigation, tort and product liability and class action defense. She is also a former…
  • Jan 23

    Taking the Time to Build a Cathedral

    Taking the Time to Build a Cathedral
    Guest Blogger: Megan Belcher is vice president and chief counsel, employment and compliance, legal and government affairs at ConAgra Foods. Two years ago, during a time when I was undertaking an examination of who I was as both a lawyer and a…
  • Nov 21

    Piano Bars and Beignet Brunches: A Recap of #ACCAM14 Health Law Committee Happening

    Piano Bars and Beignet Brunches: A Recap of #ACCAM14 Health Law Committee Happening
    Guest blogger: Kenny Johnson is senior corporate counsel at Quest Diagnostics Incorporated and serves as co-vice chair for the ACC Health Law Committee. The ACC Health Law Committee is kicking off the “Inside Health Law” series…
Rank this Week: 1939

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Covers commercial and civil litigation in New York.

http://www.nylitigationfirm.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2165

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
  • Feb 19

    Good Faith, Honest Performance and M&A: Top 5 Takeaways Stemming from Bhasin v. Hrynew

    Good Faith, Honest Performance and M&A: Top 5 Takeaways Stemming from Bhasin v. Hrynew
    Exploring the impact on Canadian mergers and acquisitions of the Supreme Court of Canada’s recent recognition of a new common law duty of honest performance By Heidi Gordon There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding the Supreme Court…
  • Feb 5

    New 2015 Competition Act Merger Notification Threshold

    New 2015 Competition Act Merger Notification Threshold
    By Oliver J. Borgers and Michele Siu The Competition Bureau has announced that the pre-merger notification transaction-size threshold for 2015 will increase to $86 million from the 2014 threshold of $82 million.  The 2015 threshold will…
  • Jan 22

    5 Corporate Governance Tips to Reduce Risk in the M&A Proce

    5 Corporate Governance Tips to Reduce Risk in the M&A Proce
    By Nathan Montgomery Because of the growing risk of litigation by unhappy (or simply opportunistic) shareholders following the sale or acquisition of a company, corporate governance practices during the M&A process face increasing…
Rank this Week: 2385

The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

Covers licensing, permitting, advertising, labeling and distribution issues affecting the brewing industry. By Reiser Legal LLC.

http://brewerylaw.com
  • Feb 18

    The 2015 Beer Tax Bills: Insight and Coverage

    The 2015 Beer Tax Bills: Insight and Coverage
    I want to point you to excellent reporting by Chris Drosner (aka the Beer Baron) over at the Wisconsin State Journal on the potential impact of the two competing beer tax bills. Check out his article here. We covered the Beer…
  • Feb 16

    TTB Compliance: Brewery Tax-Determined Beer Note

    TTB Compliance: Brewery Tax-Determined Beer Note
    Here’s an overview of some TTB brewery requirements related to tax determination. We regularly hear from start-up breweries concerned about complying with TTB’s tax-determination requirements and this is understandable, as the…
  • Feb 12

    Washington Brewery Law Resource

    Washington Brewery Law Resource
    Opening and running a brewery is complicated, and Washington Brewery Law Resources aren’t necessarily all neatly gathered in one place. It can be hard to know where to look when your curiosity encourages you to start poking around.…
Rank this Week: 2607

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
Rank this Week: 2662

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

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

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 2053

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: 2266

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/
  • Feb 10

    Transfer of Looted Company Held Valid

    Transfer of Looted Company Held Valid
    Steve Hong is the sole shareholder of Koryeo International Corp. Hong sued his mother, Kyung Ja Hong for looting Koryeo before she transferred the corporation to him. Hong worked for the corporation after law school. His parents promised…
  • Feb 4

    The Kati Dispute

    The Kati Dispute
    A dispute between The KatiRoll Company, Inc. and Kati Junction, Inc., both of which sell Indian food, produced a court decision useful in examining trademark/servicemark and trade dress issues. In 2002, KatiRoll opened its first store-front…
  • Nov 3

    S&P Is Forced to Open its Books to Shareholder

    S&P Is Forced to Open its Books to Shareholder
    One of the repercussions of the mortgage meltdown was the subsequent scrutiny of the bond rating agencies, including S&P. Claims were made that the rating agencies ignored bond risks and overstated the quality of certain bonds so that…
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The Virtual Attorney Blog

The Virtual Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and business law. By Michael Brennan.

http://thevirtualattorney.com/blog
  • Feb 9

    Safekeeping Estate Planning Document

    Safekeeping Estate Planning Document
    Drafting a complete estate plan can give a person peace of mind in the assurance that he and his loved ones will be taken care of should disability or death come knocking. One of the most common questions I get as an estate planning attorney…
  • Jan 14

    Pet Care After Death | Planning for Furry Family Member

    Pet Care After Death | Planning for Furry Family Member
    According to the Humane Society of the United States, pet ownership in the United States has more than tripled from the 1970s, when approximately 67 million households had pets, to 2012, when there were 167 million households that owned pets,…
  • Dec 16

    How an LLC Works: An Illustration

    How an LLC Works: An Illustration
    One of the first decisions an entrepreneur must make after deciding to start a business is how the business should be structured. There are a number of options, from C Corporation to S Corporation, to various types of partnerships. But by…
Rank this Week: 2184

My Distribution Law

My Distribution Law

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

http://www.mydistributionlaw.com/
  • Feb 9

    San Jose Strikes Out in Baseball Antitrust Challenge

    San Jose Strikes Out in Baseball Antitrust Challenge
    “Baseball? It’s just a game — as simple as a ball and a bat. Yet, as complex as the American spirit it symbolizes. It’s a sport, business — and sometimes even religion.” Ernie Harwell, “The Game for…
  • Jan 9

    Can the State Seek Restitution After a Class Action Settlement?

    Can the State Seek Restitution After a Class Action Settlement?
    In The People of the State of California v. IntelliGender, LLC, 771 F.3d 1169 (9th Cir. Nov. 7, 2014) (Wardlaw, J.), the Ninth Circuit said the answer is “no.”  A federal court had approved a class action settlement involving…
  • Dec 4

    Motorola’s FTAIA Quest Ends With a Whimper in the Seventh Circuit

    Motorola’s FTAIA Quest Ends With a Whimper in the Seventh Circuit
    On November 26, 2014, the Seventh Circuit (Posner, J.) issued its order upon rehearing of Motorola Mobility LLC v. AU Optronics Corp. (Case No. 14-8003). Motorola still effectively lost the appeal, but the Court’s more circumspect…
Rank this Week: 1816

The Business Technology Law Blog

The Business Technology Law Blog

Covers legal issues impacting the technologies that businesses use to make money and grow. By Bradley Gross.

http://www.bradleygross.com/
  • Feb 5

    Left Shark Isn't As Scary As the Lawyers Protecting It

    Left Shark Isn't As Scary As the Lawyers Protecting It
    It's been reported that over a hundred million people watched Katy Perry's Super Bowl halftime show. If you're one of those people, then you likely saw the dancing sharks that accompanied her on stage.  I've heard lots of opinions about…
  • Feb 3

    It's In The Game...But Should EA Pay For It?

    It's In The Game...But Should EA Pay For It?
    Electronic Arts makes some of the most realistic sports video games on the market.  To do this, EA uses the likenesses of real players, and captures each player's unique physical appearance and signature moves.  EA’s games…
  • Jan 26

    The Heat Applies Heat to Waze

    The Heat Applies Heat to Waze
    Drivers love Waze, the Google application that provides real-time traffic conditions to drivers nationwide.  One of Waze's more notorious features is its ability to alert drivers to the location of police speed traps. But not all people…
Rank this Week: 2543

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: 2227

Texas Restaurant Law

Texas Restaurant Law

Covers Texas restaurant and hospitality law. By Ralph Perry-Miller and Matthew Sanderson.

http://www.texasrestaurantlaw.com/
  • Jan 31

    Have You Considered Parking In Your Restaurant Lease?

    Have You Considered Parking In Your Restaurant Lease?
    Shockingly, many restaurant leases fail to account for parking. More often, the landlord considers whether there is enough parking before entering into the restaurant lease negotiations, but they don’t account for it in their leases.…
  • Jan 14

    When To Use Letters of Intent In Buying a Restaurant

    When To Use Letters of Intent In Buying a Restaurant
    Letters of intent can be confusing. Are they contracts? Are they binding? When should they be used? It’s important to know when to use letters of intent because they can be valuable tools that can save time and money. We receive these…
  • Apr 2

    Confusing Expiration Labels Cost Texas Restaurant

    Confusing Expiration Labels Cost Texas Restaurant
    All restaurants have to deal with the issue of throwing away food at the end of the day. According to the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a powerful environmental action group and the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic, confusing…
Rank this Week: 2409

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/
  • Jan 27

    Negotiating Option Clauses in Commercial Lease

    Negotiating Option Clauses in Commercial Lease
    The terms of commercial leases vary significantly depending on the type of commercial property being leased and the specific business goals of both landlords and tenants. "Option clauses," also known as "renewal terms,"…
  • Jan 20

    Derivative Lawsuits and the Closely Held Corporation

    Derivative Lawsuits and the Closely Held Corporation
    In general, shareholders are not permitted to sue corporations on their own behalf seeking damages for themselves. Instead, they are required to bring an action against wrongdoers (usually the officers and/or directors of the corporation) on…
  • Jan 13

    Indemnification Clauses in Commercial Leasing

    Indemnification Clauses in Commercial Leasing
    Indemnity clauses in general are designed to shift liability for claims asserted by third parties from one party to another. In the commercial lease context, tenants typically agree to both indemnify landlords and to defend and hold them…
Rank this Week: 1772

Oregon Business Litigation

Oregon Business Litigation

Resource for in-house counsel, business executives, human resource managers and others who monitor litigation and legal issues affecting Oregon businesses. By Ater Wynne.

http://www.aterwynneblog.com/oregon_business_litigatio/
  • Jan 5

    Pom’s Wonderful Start to the New Year

    Pom’s Wonderful Start to the New Year
    A recent ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a district court decision denying Pom Wonderful’s request for injunctive relief from market competitor, Pur Beverages.
  • Dec 16

    Oregon Supreme Court refines the "same nine" rule for jury verdict

    Oregon Supreme Court refines the "same nine" rule for jury verdict
    The Oregon Constitution and Oregon Rule of Civil Procedure 59G(2) both state that "in civil cases three-fourths of the jury may render a verdict." The "same nine" rule requires that, if the questions presented to a jury are interdependent…
  • Oct 9

    Oregon Supreme Court on statutory immunity of LLC members and manager

    Oregon Supreme Court on statutory immunity of LLC members and manager
    Members and managers of a limited liability company are shielded from vicarious liability for the LLC's torts, but can be held personally liable if they either knew of the tortious acts or participated in them. That was the conclusion of...
Rank this Week: 2078

California Business Law Blog

California Business Law Blog

By the Law Office of Jonas M. Grant PC.

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

    New California Laws for 2015

    New California Laws for 2015
    California's many new laws for 2015 include some of interest to employers, including local minimum wage increases in Richmond, San Jose, and other California cities and mandatory paid sick leave starting in July.
  • Nov 5

    California Local Minimum Wage Increases 2014

    California Local Minimum Wage Increases 2014
    In the November 2014 elections, voters in the Northern California cities of San Francisco and Oakland have approved local increases to the minimum wage, that will apply to employees working within the city limits: San Francisco: The minimum…
  • Sep 23

    Mayor Proposes City of Los Angeles Minimum Wage Increase

    Mayor Proposes City of Los Angeles Minimum Wage Increase
    Following an increase in the California state minimum wage (with another coming in 2015), Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti has proposed raising the City's minimum wage by steps to $13.25 by 2017. San Francisco already has, and San Diego…
Rank this Week: 1872

Towson Tax Attorney

Towson Tax Attorney

Covers taxes, business law, and estate planning. By Jeffrey Rogyom.

http://towsontax.com
  • Dec 29

    Forming An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT)

    Forming An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT)
    An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust, or ILIT, should be of interest to any person buying life insurance. The ILIT is not just for people with estate tax issues. The ILIT can allow you to control how and when insurance proceeds are distributed…
  • Dec 29

    Forming An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT)

    Forming An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT)
    An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust, or ILIT, should be of interest to any person buying life insurance. The ILIT is not just for people with estate tax issues. The ILIT can allow you to control how and when insurance proceeds are distributed…
  • Jan 16

    Commercial Leases – Drafting and Review

    Commercial Leases – Drafting and Review
    Locating a property or a tenant for leasing can be a very time-consuming process, so it’s understandable that parties often rush to get the lease signed; however, having a good lease agreement that’s been drafted and reviewed by…
Rank this Week: 1805

New York Small Business Law

New York Small Business Law

Legal Information (and other Insights) for small businesses, entrepreneurs and start-ups. By Imke Ratschko.

http://www.newyorksmallbusinesslaw.com/new_york_small_business_l/category/new-york-small-business-law
  • Dec 22

    Frozen Bank Accounts and Restraining Notice

    Frozen Bank Accounts and Restraining Notice
    An unpleasant but common experience: an old judgment against you comes back to haunt you. Possibly you didn’t even know it existed: the complaint may have been served in the wrong place and you never got a copy, or the opposing party…
  • Dec 15

    LLC v. Scorp – Show me the Money

    LLC v. Scorp – Show me the Money
    The first question for every small business owner who decided to form an entity?  LLC or S corp?  Which one is better for me? Let’s face it, most people would chose the entity that leaves more money in their pocket.…
  • Apr 2

    Dumb Legal Mistakes to Avoid: Business Agreement

    Dumb Legal Mistakes to Avoid: Business Agreement
    I’ve seen my share of dumb legal mistakes made by any type of business owner.  New and experienced business owners alike, remind yourself every once in a while of these common dumb legal mistakes when dealing with business…
Rank this Week: 2088

Indiana Business Law Blog

Indiana Business Law Blog

Covers small business law. By Smith Rayl Law Office, LLC.

http://www.indianabusinesslawblog.com/
  • Nov 19

    Mechanics' Liens: Part 6. No-lien agreement

    Mechanics' Liens: Part 6. No-lien agreement
    This one of a series of six posts regarding mechanics' liens: Part 1. The basics of credit risk and subcontracting. Part 2. Reallocating risk in construction projects. Part 3. Acquiring a lien. Part 4. Enforcing a lien. Part 5. …
  • Oct 23

    Mechanics' Liens: Part 5. Personal Liability Notice

    Mechanics' Liens: Part 5. Personal Liability Notice
    We've been examining the role of mechanics' liens in construction contacts, including the way that reallocate credit risk among contractors and the owner of a construction project. The Indiana Mechanics' Lien Statute includes another remedy…
  • Oct 18

    Mechanics' Liens: Part 4. Enforcing a Lien

    Mechanics' Liens: Part 4. Enforcing a Lien
    So far we've looked at the basics of subcontracting and allocation of credit risk, how a mechanic's lien changes things by reallocating credit risk, and how a contractor, subcontractor, supplier, or worker goes about acquiring a mechanic's…
Rank this Week: 2496

Philadelphia Business Lawyer Blog

Philadelphia Business Lawyer Blog

By Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt, P.C.

http://www.philadelphiabusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 17

    NEW JERSEY EMPLOYERS MAY NOT INQUIRE INTO CRIMINAL HISTORY OF JOB APPLICANTS UNDER NEW "BAN THE BOX" LAW

    NEW JERSEY EMPLOYERS MAY NOT INQUIRE INTO CRIMINAL HISTORY OF JOB APPLICANTS UNDER NEW "BAN THE BOX" LAW
    On August 11, 2014, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed the "Opportunity to Compete Act" (Bill 1999) into existence. The Act will become law in New Jersey on March 15, 2015. The Act limits the ability of "covered" New Jersey employers…
  • Aug 7

    PENNSYLVANIA HAS NEW POWER OF ATTORNEY REQUIREMENTS

    PENNSYLVANIA HAS NEW POWER OF ATTORNEY REQUIREMENTS
    On July 15, 2014 House Law 1429 went into effect and drastically changed what is required under financial powers of attorney (POAs). The new law was in response to rising incidents of elder abuse where agents placed their own self-interests…
  • Jul 1

    LAWYERS CAN DELETE CIRCULAR 230 WARNINGS ON EMAILS

    LAWYERS CAN DELETE CIRCULAR 230 WARNINGS ON EMAILS
    For those of us that actually read the bottom of their lawyer's email you probably noticed the arcane "IRS Circular 230 Disclosure" that stated the advice contained in this email is not intended and cannot be used for tax avoidance purposes…
Rank this Week: 2709

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
  • Sep 9

    I’ve Been Writing For Years About “Don’t Talk To The Police”

    I’ve Been Writing For Years About “Don’t Talk To The Police”
    I’ve said it over and over again: Don’t Talk To The Police. But… If you don’t talk to the police, and you are not white, is this what happens?…
  • Aug 21

    “Just Shut Up And Take it?” No Way.

    “Just Shut Up And Take it?” No Way.
    I’ve written several times about how to deal with the police. I’ve raised the issue and flogged it until I’m hoarse. But I want to thank Sunil Dutta who wrote the Opinion in Sunday’s Washington Post. He makes my points…
  • Jul 8

    2 Things About The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision

    2 Things About The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision
    I. The Corporate Veil issue Normally, a corporation is an independent entity, separate and distinct from its owners. This has been recognized for (literally) centuries as the point of creating a corporation. [By the way, corporations are a…
Rank this Week: 2467

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/
  • Sep 5

    Retainage in New Jersey Construction Law

    Retainage in New Jersey Construction Law
    Retainage in New Jersey Construction Law One of the areas which our construction lawyers often address is retainage. The Use Retainage in New Jersey Construction Law Retainage is an important device in construction law. Our attorneys…
  • Aug 29

    Payroll Withholding Tax Basics for Both Employers and Employee

    Payroll Withholding Tax Basics for Both Employers and Employee
    Requirements regarding withholding payroll taxes are something that every business owner should be familiar with, particularly businesses which handle their own payroll internally (as opposed to outsourcing to a payroll company). Employers…
  • Aug 6

    New Jersey's Use Tax

    New Jersey's Use Tax
    New Jersey's Sales and Use Tax Act is most often cited to refer to sales taxes while the use tax http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/pubs/sales/anj7.pdf tends to be less well known. When goods or services are purchased outside of…
Rank this Week: 2264

Our Thoughts

Our Thoughts

Covers busines law, litigation, risk management and estate planning. By Minor Bell Neal.

http://www.mbnlaw.com/our-thoughts/
  • Aug 22

    How Hard is it to Get a Mortgage?

    How Hard is it to Get a Mortgage?
    Is it really that hard? Yes. And no. And mostly yes again. And maybe it should be. And since January 10 when the CFPB’s Qualified Mortgage rule took effect, it is definitely harder. So yes.  But it is complicated.  See the…
  • Aug 20

    Oops! I Bought the Wrong Property

    Oops! I Bought the Wrong Property
    A Marin County, California, real estate broker was thrilled when he ended up as the winning bidder at a tax sale auction.  The Californian handed over a check for $150,000 to the Tax Commission and later learned that he had purchased a…
  • Nov 22

    Final Closing Disclosure Rule released by CFPB

    Final Closing Disclosure Rule released by CFPB
    Earlier this week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published its final rule concerning the creation of Integrated Mortgage Disclosures, which combine the disclosures consumers receive under the Truth-in-Lending Act (TILA)…
Rank this Week: 2678

Central California Law Blog

Central California Law Blog

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

http://fresno-law.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 8

    Buying a Home? Make Sure the Agent Considers You a "Client" and not a "Customer"

    Buying a Home? Make Sure the Agent Considers You a "Client" and not a "Customer"
    Buying a home in Fresno, California?  If yes, the house will likely be listed by a real estate agent.  This article is written for those of you that decide to buy the house from the listing agent.  (You know, you called the…
  • Jun 30

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

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

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

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit
    Foreclosed homeowners hate "MERS", or Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.  MERS has wrongfully foreclosed on thousands of homeowners through their shoddy record keeping practices.  Despite its horrible reputation, this…
Rank this Week: 2209

Business and Corporate Disputes

Business and Corporate Disputes

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

http://corporatedispute.com
  • Jul 5

    Advantages and Disadvantages of Sole Proprietorships in Iowa

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

    Can I Force My Iowa Corporation to Buy My Stock?

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

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

    Iowa Legislation Signed into Law in 2014 (so far…)
    Our readers frequently inquire about what new legislation Iowa’s legislature is passing and Iowa’s Governor, Terry E. Branstad, is signing into law.  While the 2014 legislative session has not yet…
Rank this Week: 2422

Campanella Law Blog

Campanella Law Blog

Covers recent court decisions, pending legislation, real estate updates and business matters.

http://campanellalawfirm.com/blog/
  • May 26

    Happy Memorial Day!

    Happy Memorial Day!
    In commemoration of all those who have served for and/or given their lives for our great country since its inception, I offer the following poem for your reading pleasure. It’s a wonderful verse that I found which truly captures the…
  • Dec 23

    A VERY SPECIAL HOLIDAY THANK YOU AND MESSAGE

    A VERY SPECIAL HOLIDAY THANK YOU AND MESSAGE
    At this time of year, it’s all too easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season while forgetting the true meaning of the season. As 2013 draws to a close and I look back on … Continue reading →
  • Nov 28

    May the Spirit of Thanksgiving Touch You and Yours Today!

    May the Spirit of Thanksgiving Touch You and Yours Today!
    In memory of our humble beginnings and the official start of Thanksgiving in America, I offer you the following Proclamation delivered by Abraham Lincoln in 1863 that gave rise to our annual celebration of family, friends and a counting of…
Rank this Week: 2114

South Carolina Business Law Blog

South Carolina Business Law Blog

Covers judicial decisions, legislative changes, regulatory rulings, and the economic landscape affecting companies doing business or seeking to do business in South Carolina. By Ellis, Lawhorne & Sims, P.A.

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

    It’s Like Déjà Vu All Over Again: Yogi Berra On Information Security

    It’s Like Déjà Vu All Over Again: Yogi Berra On Information Security
     It is Spring again, and the national pastime is in full swing. This year Spring also brought knowledge of the Heartbleed Bug – another threat to the security of information stored and transmitted online.  And just as baseball…
  • May 9

    South Carolina Looks to Follow Vermont's Lead in Fighting Patent Trolls- Using State Law

    South Carolina Looks to Follow Vermont's Lead in Fighting Patent Trolls- Using State Law
    A bill pending in the South Carolina General Assembly that would make "bad faith assertions of patent infringements" an "unfair trade practice" under South Carolina law got a "jurisdictional boost" from a recent Opinion and Order issued by a…
  • Mar 16

    2013 S.C. Appellate Court Decisions Addressing Arbitration

    2013 S.C. Appellate Court Decisions Addressing Arbitration
    Introduction (This is an adapted version of a presentation made at the S.C Bar Convention). Each passing year brings more appellate court decisions, at the state and federal levels, addressing arbitration.  2013 was no exception. The…
Rank this Week: 2502