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Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

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

http://www.tiltingthescales.com/
  • May 25

    Trial & Heirs: 5 Estate Planning Stumbling Block

    Trial & Heirs: 5 Estate Planning Stumbling Block
    Last month, Prince died at the ripe young age of 57. He had no will, as reported by his only full sibling (a sister). She filed for probate of his estate in Minnesota, where he owned a home in Paisley Park. Under Minnesota law, a probate…
  • May 25

    Did My Employee Just Say That?!? Manage Risk with a Company Crisis Plan

    Did My Employee Just Say That?!? Manage Risk with a Company Crisis Plan
    Johnny Hotshot, the 11 year-old shortstop on the Dallas Rangers Little League team, suffered a horrific brain injury after a pitching machine at the Hitz-R-Us batting cage malfunctioned. Melanie Scoop, a reporter from one of the local news…
  • Apr 22

    “Best Interests” of Investors and Employee

    “Best Interests” of Investors and Employee
    Ima Knowitall, owner of All My Business Ideas (AMBI), just read the Wall Street Journal article on new Department of Labor (DOL) regulations and called her financial advisor, Phillip Coffers. Mindful of last fall’s Tilting the Scales…
Rank this Week: 4123

Western Canada Business Litigation…

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

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

http://www.westerncanadabusinesslitigationblog.com/
  • May 25

    Disclosure Obligations in Residential Real Estate Transaction

    Disclosure Obligations in Residential Real Estate Transaction
    The residential real estate market in the Lower Mainland is incredibly active. Prices continue to rise by significant amounts in a matter of weeks, sometimes days. Stories abound of bidding wars and sales without subject clauses. Out of…
  • May 4

    “Today just got better”… unless you had a prepaid cellphone card from Bell Mobility

    “Today just got better”… unless you had a prepaid cellphone card from Bell Mobility
    Bell Mobility’s slogan may ring hollow for some Canadians in light of the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision in Sankar v. Bell Mobility Inc., 2016 ONCA 242, which will likely end the $200-million class action involving as many as…
  • Apr 18

    How to Remove a Certificate of Pending Litigation

    How to Remove a Certificate of Pending Litigation
    A certificate of pending litigation (a CPL) is a form of charge that can be registered on title to land where someone commences a legal claim in which they assert an interest in that land. CPLs are intended to protect the claimant’s…
Rank this Week: 3064

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/
Rank this Week: 4915

Global Trade & Sanctions Law

Global Trade & Sanctions Law

Covers business law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.globaltradeandsanctionslaw.com/
  • May 24

    US Terminates Arms Embargo Policy for Vietnam

    US Terminates Arms Embargo Policy for Vietnam
    On May 23, 2016, during President Obama’s visit to Ho Chi Minh City, the United States announced the termination its long-standing arms embargo policy for Vietnam. Exports of defense articles and defense services to Vietnam will still…
  • Apr 25

    OFAC Provides Helpful New Guidance for Cuba

    OFAC Provides Helpful New Guidance for Cuba
    The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) updated its FAQs for Cuba on April 21, 2016 with substantive guidance that addresses U-turn transactions, export policy, insurance, educational and humanitarian activities and leasing of property in…
  • Apr 7

    Additional Steps to Ease U.S. Sanctions and Export Controls for Cuba prior to Obama Visit

    Additional Steps to Ease U.S. Sanctions and Export Controls for Cuba prior to Obama Visit
    In advance of President Obama’s highly publicized trip to Cuba, the Administration took additional steps to ease restrictions on trade and travel with Cuba. These changes to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) and Export…
Rank this Week: 1807

Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

Covers Alaska business law, litigation and recent decisions. By Clayton Walker.

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • May 24

    Alaska Bar Assoc. — Bankruptcy Section

    Alaska Bar Assoc. — Bankruptcy Section
    By: Clayton Walker We just spoke at the Alaska Bar Association — Bankruptcy Section on the issue of the Alaska usury statute.  We had less than two hour notice to prepare for the presentation.  The materials are available at…
  • May 11

    Alaska Usury Rate is 10.5% on Loans Exceeding $25,000.00

    Alaska Usury Rate is 10.5% on Loans Exceeding $25,000.00
    By: Clayton Walker I’ve been told that the following Alaska Usury decision has stirred up a hornets nest with the Alaska Creditor’s Bar Association. Cox v. Cooper, 3AN-15-10101 CI (Alaska Sup. Ct., 18 Apr. 2016) (J. Morse).…
  • Apr 29

    Alaska Usury Interest Rule

    Alaska Usury Interest Rule
    By: Clayton Walker Has your lender violated Alaska usury laws?  Have you paid more than 10.5% interest on loans larger than $25,000.00? Are the loans from a person or non-bank? Do you still owe or have you paid any interest in the past…
Rank this Week: 2716

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/
  • May 24

    New Law Makes Resale of Private Stock Easier

    New Law Makes Resale of Private Stock Easier
    Congress recently passed a new securities law exemption (Section 4(a)(7) of the Securities Act of 1933) that eases the limitations and restrictions surrounding the resale of private stock.  Prior to the new law, there were several…
  • May 17

    Entity Conversion in Washington

    Entity Conversion in Washington
    In a previous post, we discussed how the entity conversion bill passed by the Washington State Legislature in 2014 allowed companies to complete a conversion (instead of going through a merger) to change a company’s entity structure.…
  • Apr 21

    Business Purchase and Sale: Considering Employee

    Business Purchase and Sale: Considering Employee
    One of the most important parts of a business is the people doing the day-to-day work. When looking into purchasing a business, it’s important to identify and understand the needs and rights of key employees, review existing employment…
Rank this Week: 3025

Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

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

http://www.deathcarelaw.com/
  • May 24

    Missouri Seller Exams: Trustee Recordkeeping and Disbursement

    Missouri Seller Exams: Trustee Recordkeeping and Disbursement
    The clock is on for the second round of Missouri preneed audits  financial examinations, and the Missouri Division of Professional Registration wants to avoid the slow start that plagued the process 5 years ago.   Although the…
  • May 1

    Missouri Preneed Seller Records: Receipt Journal

    Missouri Preneed Seller Records: Receipt Journal
    The first record described in the proposed Missouri recordkeeping regulation could actually require preneed sellers to maintain three, maybe four, sets of journals: (1) receipt and disbursement journals containing a record of deposits to and…
  • Apr 18

    Missouri Seller Records: The State Board Proposal

    Missouri Seller Records: The State Board Proposal
    At its March meetings, the State Board again received from the Division staff a rule proposal that would define the minimum records that a preneed seller would have to maintain.  The first recordkeeping proposal was offered last July,…
Rank this Week: 1717

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Eric Morton's Legal Blog

Provides insights into business and intellectual property issues.

http://ericmortonlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4092

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • May 23

    Nonprofits’ Use Legal Action to Protect Copyrights a Double Edged Sword

    Nonprofits’ Use Legal Action to Protect Copyrights a Double Edged Sword
    Nonprofits in some ways are much like businesses. They need to raise revenues, control costs, have client bases they need to satisfy and they must create and defend their brands. Just like for profit businesses a nonprofit organization can…
  • May 16

    Starting 2016 California Franchisees Have More Right

    Starting 2016 California Franchisees Have More Right
    A new state franchise law goes into effect on January 1 which is much more favorable to franchisees. It makes it more costly for franchisors to pull out of agreements and gives franchisees more time to correct any alleged breach of a…
  • May 9

    Man Defrauds Investors With Fake Hedge Fund, Tries to Get Away with it By Faking His Own Death

    Man Defrauds Investors With Fake Hedge Fund, Tries to Get Away with it By Faking His Own Death
    A New York resident has been sentenced to five to fifteen years in prison for defrauding investors of about $800,000. Moazzam Ifzal Malik, a.k.a. Mark Malik, 33, of Lahore, Pakistan was a very busy and ambitious guy. Instead of honestly…
Rank this Week: 2660

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/insights-news/
  • May 23

    Workplace Investigations: Common Mistakes to Avoid

    Workplace Investigations: Common Mistakes to Avoid
    When an employee lodges an internal complaint of discrimination or harassment, the employer has a legal obligation to investigate. In order to conduct an effective investigation, it is critical that all managers, supervisors and human…
  • Apr 15

    H. Scott Johnson, Jr. Selected as a 2016 Top Rated Lawyer in the American Lawyer

    H. Scott Johnson, Jr. Selected as a 2016 Top Rated Lawyer in the American Lawyer
    PCT Law Group, PLLC is pleased to announce that American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell® have selected Managing Partner, H. Scott Johnson, Jr., as a “Top Rated Business Attorney” for 2016. This recognition…
  • Mar 22

    EEOC Proposed Pay Equality Changes to the EEO-1 Report

    EEOC Proposed Pay Equality Changes to the EEO-1 Report
    Earlier this year, the EEOC announced a proposed revision to the existing Employer Information Report – commonly known as the EEO-1 Report. EEOC’s announcement was made in conjunction with the White House commemoration of the 7th…
Rank this Week: 2489

Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

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

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2091

AMS Counsel Blawg

AMS Counsel Blawg

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

http://annemariesegal.com/
  • May 23

    Nine LinkedIn Strategies: Which One Matches Your Goals?

    Nine LinkedIn Strategies: Which One Matches Your Goals?
    LinkedIn® is a lightening rod, charging up diverse opinions about the best way to approach it. At one end of the spectrum, you hear that being on LinkedIn is a waste of time or, worse yet, only for those who wish to commoditize…
  • Mar 18

    Five Cures to Resume Writer’s Block

    Five Cures to Resume Writer’s Block
    Why is it that so many of us sit at our desks, writing away, deleting, rewriting and generally getting stuck on where to start, where to end and what to put in the middle? A blank page is a great source of anxiety and writer's block for the…
  • Mar 18

    Five Cures to Resume Writer’s Block

    Five Cures to Resume Writer’s Block
    Why is it that so many of us sit at our desks, writing away, deleting, rewriting and generally getting stuck on where to start, where to end and what to put in the middle? A blank page is a great source of anxiety and writer's block for the…
Rank this Week: 3611

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
  • May 23

    Empire Strikes Back: New Bill Appears in New York’s Senate and Assembly

    Empire Strikes Back: New Bill Appears in New York’s Senate and Assembly
    Two new bills have been introduced to New York’s Senate and Assembly on May 12th and May 18th (respectively), sponsored by New York State Senator Phil Boyle and Assembly Member Philip Steck. The bills are very similar to the…
  • May 23

    TTB Administratively Approves New Grape Varieties Mustang and Riverbank

    TTB Administratively Approves New Grape Varieties Mustang and Riverbank
    TTB announced last week that it administratively approved two new grape varieties for use on American wine labels.  The new grape varieties, Mustang and Riverbank, can be used on American wine labels contingent upon TTB’s next…
  • May 23

    The (Legal) Truth Behind American Viticultural Area

    The (Legal) Truth Behind American Viticultural Area
    What are American Viticultural Areas (AVAs)? Are they appellations? AVAs are types of appellations—but not all appellations are AVAs. For example, California and Texas and Napa County and Sonoma County are considered to be an…
Rank this Week: 2608

Jacobs & Dodds

Jacobs & Dodds

Covers California business law.

http://irvinebusinesslawyers.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    California Hourly Wage and Effect on "Exempt Employees"

    California Hourly Wage and Effect on "Exempt Employees"
    On January 1, 2016, California’s minimum wage increased to $10.00 per hour.California’s overtime laws require employers to compensate “non-exempt” employees who work in excess of eight hours in one workday or in excess…
  • May 19

    The Importance of Employee Handbooks in California

    The Importance of Employee Handbooks in California
    Although there are many advantages to utilizing an employee handbook, from a purely legal perspective, the employer is usually hoping to establish ground rules of acceptable conduct and prevent the company from being subjected to legal…
  • May 4

    Mediation vs. Arbitration

    Mediation vs. Arbitration
    In a perfect world there would be no business lawsuits because the parties involved would resolve their differences without resorting to court action.   At Jacobs & Dodds each of our lawyers has been trying cases for…
Rank this Week: 2072

Federal Securities Law Blog

Federal Securities Law Blog

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

http://www.fedseclaw.com/
  • May 20

    SEC forces Mickelson to return $1 million from insider trading

    SEC forces Mickelson to return $1 million from insider trading
    PGA golfer Phil Mickelson agreed to forfeit almost $1 million that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said was obtained through insider trading. Mickelson was named as a “relief defendant” in a criminal case, filed in…
  • Jan 28

    Delaware Courts continue scrutiny of “disclosure only” settlements in M&A litigation

    Delaware Courts continue scrutiny of “disclosure only” settlements in M&A litigation
    On Jan. 22, 2016, the Delaware Court of Chancery released its opinion in In re Trulia Stockholder Litigation in which it rejected a “disclosure only” settlement of a shareholders’ suit challenging an M&A transaction.…
  • Jan 22

    Supreme Court to review insider trading case

    Supreme Court to review insider trading case
    The Supreme Court has agreed to consider something that lies at the center of nearly every insider trading case: what prosecutors need to prove an insider trading conviction. This case aims to determine exactly what benefits corporate…
Rank this Week: 1766

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Covers estate planning, real property acquisition, personal injury, will disputes, commercial litigation, business and corporate law, and institutional lending.

http://gouldcooksey.com/blog/
  • May 20

    DEPARTMENT OF LABOR EXPANDS OVERTIME COVERAGE

    DEPARTMENT OF LABOR EXPANDS OVERTIME COVERAGE
    On May 16, 2016, as we expected, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued its Overtime Final Rule expanding overtime coverage to an additional 4.2 million employees. Summary of the Final Rule: Standard salary level:…
  • May 18

    EEOC WEIGHS IN ON TRANSGENDER BATHROOMS IN THE WORKPLACE

    EEOC WEIGHS IN ON TRANSGENDER BATHROOMS IN THE WORKPLACE
    Over the past several months, there has been a flurry of media coverage surrounding transgender restroom access being provided by many large businesses.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has now taken the…
  • May 13

    Expanded Overtime Coverage is Almost Here

    Expanded Overtime Coverage is Almost Here
    We have blogged several times in recent months on the expected changes the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) plans to implement concerning overtime coverage.  Based on early reports, the proposed rules and regulations…
Rank this Week: 1262

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4750

New York & New Jersey Business…

New York & New Jersey Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business startup law. By Samuel C Berger, PC.

http://www.newjerseybusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • May 19

    Congress Passes Federal Trade Secret Protection Law

    Congress Passes Federal Trade Secret Protection Law
    The protection of trade secrets is a critical component of building a competitive business. Companies must safeguard proprietary information against misappropriation by employees and others, typically through nondisclosure agreements. State…
  • May 5

    Company with First-to-Market Product Settles Antitrust Claims with Federal Government

    Company with First-to-Market Product Settles Antitrust Claims with Federal Government
    One of the key features of capitalism, as the concept is generally understood in our society, is competition. Consumers benefit from a competitive marketplace, and they suffer when businesses use anticompetitive practices. Congress began…
  • Apr 21

    Congress Overhauls Rules for Tax Audits of Partnership

    Congress Overhauls Rules for Tax Audits of Partnership
    Tax treatment is one of the key factors a business owner must consider when choosing a business form. Business partnerships can exist in several multiple forms, differing mainly in the extent of liability protection offered to the owners. As…
Rank this Week: 3011

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
Rank this Week: 2615

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1900

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • May 17

    Court Payment Plans – Driving While Poor

    Court Payment Plans – Driving While Poor
    The Virginia Supreme Court is expected to issue new rules about defendants getting onto payment plans for past due fines and costs, according to this article. Currently it can be a daunting and sometimes impossible task for lower income…
  • May 17

    [VIDEO] How a VA Ticket can Effect Your PA, NJ or MD Driver’s License

    [VIDEO] How a VA Ticket can Effect Your PA, NJ or MD Driver’s License
    If you are a Maryland, New Jersey or Pennsylvania driver, find out if a Virginia charge can put points on your driving record. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2016. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Feed enhanced…
  • Apr 25

    [Video] 2 Kinds of Reckless Driving Charges You Can Get in the Rain

    [Video] 2 Kinds of Reckless Driving Charges You Can Get in the Rain
    Find out what they are and which one you could even avoid simply by not giving the police any details. Contact me today for your VA reckless driving case. Video Transcription If you got a reckless driving ticket in the rain, you’ve come…
Rank this Week: 1932

Footnoted

Footnoted

Reports on actionable information in SEC filings.

http://www.footnoted.com/
  • May 17

    LendingClub tries to buck up its troops!

    LendingClub tries to buck up its troops!
    LendingClub, which has been struggling, managed to give its top executives and directors hefty raises this week.
  • May 2

    Yahoo gets defensive on compensation

    Yahoo gets defensive on compensation
    A late Friday filing by Yahoo attempts to explain -- over and over -- why compensation was so high in 2015.
  • Apr 5

    On tax inversions and relocation allowance

    On tax inversions and relocation allowance
    The current crop of proxies show how so-called tax inversion companies are not only avoiding taxes -- they're paying hefty amounts for their executives to live here in the U.S.
Rank this Week: 2763

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • May 17

    Physicians Face Heavy Burdens From Malpractice Suit

    Physicians Face Heavy Burdens From Malpractice Suit
    A recent article by Laura Landro in the May 10, 2016 Wall Street Journal had some interesting observations about the burdens many physicians face from malpractice suits. According to a 2013 study in the Journal of Health Affairs, the average…
  • Apr 8

    Successful Asset Protection Comes from Protecting Assets — Not Hiding Them

    Successful Asset Protection Comes from Protecting Assets — Not Hiding Them
    A front page article that appeared on the Wednesday, April 6, 2016 New York Times provides yet another example of the dangers of hiding assets. Successful asset protection makes use of laws that allow you to protect your assets…
  • Mar 29

    Business Succession Planning Is Critical For Company Founder

    Business Succession Planning Is Critical For Company Founder
    An article in the New York Times on March 24, 2016, emphasizes the critical need for succession planning in closely held companies. While business succession planning is important at various levels, the fall–out for companies that lose…
Rank this Week: 3818

The Venture Alley

The Venture Alley

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

http://www.theventurealley.com
  • May 16

    Employee and Other Proprietary Information & Invention Assignment Agreements – Update for New Trade Secret Law

    Employee and Other Proprietary Information & Invention Assignment Agreements – Update for New Trade Secret Law
    On May 11, President Barack Obama today signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) into law.  The law is effective immediately.  The DTSA provides a federal claim for misappropriation of trade secrets. Until now, trade secrets…
  • May 4

    Seattle Office Real Estate Market Review for Q1 2016

    Seattle Office Real Estate Market Review for Q1 2016
    Compliments of Jason Smith of Kidder Mathews, attached is a Seattle-area office real estate market review for Q1 2016. Here is a short summary: General leasing activity improved significantly outside of the Seattle and Bellevue central…
  • Apr 14

    EUROPEAN GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION ADOPTED – ARE YOU READY?

    EUROPEAN GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION ADOPTED – ARE YOU READY?
    Today, April 14, 2016, the EU Parliament adopted the long awaited General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Regulation will have a considerable impact on all organizations based in the European Union that process personal data, but also…
Rank this Week: 3865

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

Covers current antitrust news and regulatory developments. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
  • May 16

    FTC Suffers Setback in Campaign to Slow the Rising Tide of Healthcare Consolidation

    FTC Suffers Setback in Campaign to Slow the Rising Tide of Healthcare Consolidation
    The FTC just suffered a major setback in its concerted efforts to challenge the ever growing number of consolidations in the healthcare industry, failing to secure a preliminary injunction to block a hospital merger in central…
  • Apr 29

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

    European Court of Justice to Rule on Legality of Online Sales Ban
    An appeal court in Frankfurt has asked the European Court of Justice to clarify the application of the competition rules to online sales. The Frankfurt court made its request in the context of a dispute between a leader in beauty products…
  • Mar 21

    China’s Anti-Unfair Competition Law Is Poised For An Update

    China’s Anti-Unfair Competition Law Is Poised For An Update
    Since 2010, China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) and the State Council Legislative Affairs Office (SCLAO) have been revising China’s Anti-Unfair Competition Law of 1993 (AUCL). This February the SCLAO…
Rank this Week: 2270

Legal Update

Legal Update

Covers real estate law and business law. By Peter Moulinos.

http://www.moulinos.com/category/legal-update-peter-moulinos/
  • May 16

    Appeals Court Rules No Representation Clause in Lease Not Enforceable by Peter Moulinos, Esq.

    Appeals Court Rules No Representation Clause in Lease Not Enforceable by Peter Moulinos, Esq.
    In another successful appeal, the Appellate Division has ruled in favor of a commercial tenant, represented by Peter Moulinos, Esq., reversing a lower court’s decision which had dismissed a commercial tenant’s claims on a motion…
  • Apr 20

    Default Judgment Against Guarantor Warranted by Peter Moulinos, Esq.

    Default Judgment Against Guarantor Warranted by Peter Moulinos, Esq.
    GLENWOOD MASON SUPPLY CO INC v FRANTELLIZZIIn an action filed by attorney Peter Moulinos, Esq., on behalf of Glenwood Mason Supply Co., Inc., Plaintiff sought to recover monies against a corporate defendant for the delivery of materials. The…
  • Feb 22

    New Legislation Involving FIRPTA In Real Estate Transactions by Nicholas Moneta

    New Legislation Involving FIRPTA In Real Estate Transactions by Nicholas Moneta
    New legislation through the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act (hereinafter “PATH Act” or “the Act”) has affected the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980 (“FIRPTA”). The questions posed…
Rank this Week: 3105

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: 2388

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/
  • May 16

    FTC Accuses First-to-Market Manufacturer of Anticompetitive Practice

    FTC Accuses First-to-Market Manufacturer of Anticompetitive Practice
    Federal antitrust law is intended to protect the competitiveness of the marketplace, based in part on the idea that competition benefits consumers. In a genuinely competitive market, consumers give their business to the company that best…
  • Apr 29

    Delaware Supreme Court Ruling Changes Personal Jurisdiction Rules for Out-of-State Businesse

    Delaware Supreme Court Ruling Changes Personal Jurisdiction Rules for Out-of-State Businesse
    Doing business across state lines can potentially empower courts in other states to exercise jurisdiction over your business. The legal doctrine of personal jurisdiction determines when a court in a particular state may exercise its authority…
  • Apr 15

    Federal Rule Allows Pre-Trial Seizure of Assets in Maritime Dispute

    Federal Rule Allows Pre-Trial Seizure of Assets in Maritime Dispute
    Disputes arising from maritime transactions, which often cross both state and national boundaries and involve numerous related business entities, can present difficult challenges for creditors. The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure include…
Rank this Week: 2403

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

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

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
  • May 16

    Title III Crowdfunding Is Here

    Title III Crowdfunding Is Here
    Title III crowdfunding is here! The first funding portals can begin operations today, May 16, 2016. On Friday, I was a guest on the “This Week in Law” Podcast, where I talked about the impact this will have on startups, technology…
  • May 5

    The Founders’ Intro to Raising Startup Capital

    The Founders’ Intro to Raising Startup Capital
    For many startup founders, what led them into the risky but thrilling world of starting their own company was technology, innovation, the ability to affect the world, and the freedom of being their own boss. Learning the ins and outs of…
  • Apr 25

    Hiring a Programmer? Get an Invention Assignment Agreement

    Hiring a Programmer? Get an Invention Assignment Agreement
    This post first appeared in Startup Southerner on March 23, 2016. Founders have a lot to think about when starting a new company, such as finding the right team, developing their strategy and getting the company’s legal structure in…
Rank this Week: 2936

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

Covers disputes between companies and executives. Published by Zuckerman Spaeder LLP.

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • May 15

    Yates Update: Deputy AG Remarks on Reaction to Memo

    Yates Update: Deputy AG Remarks on Reaction to Memo
    When the Department of Justice announces new guidance for individual and corporate prosecutions, the white collar bar takes notice. Thus, in September 2015, when the Department of Justice released a memorandum titled “Individual…
  • May 9

    After a Merger, Protecting Rights to Advancement and Indemnification

    After a Merger, Protecting Rights to Advancement and Indemnification
    For both companies and individual officers and directors, it’s critically important to know the protections that are available to corporate leadership before a company runs into trouble. The Delaware Chancery Court’s recent…
  • May 1

    The Inbox – An Unexpected Treat

    The Inbox – An Unexpected Treat
    As employees of the New York-based Chobani yogurt plant filed into work last Tuesday, they were met with sealed, white envelopes containing a sweet financial surprise.  Little did they know, the owner and CEO, Hamdi Ulukaya, had been…
Rank this Week: 2265

Family Law Source

Family Law Source

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

http://www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com/blog/
  • May 14

    QDRO Divides Pension at Retirement Date Unless Agreement Specifies Otherwise

    QDRO Divides Pension at Retirement Date Unless Agreement Specifies Otherwise
    Bortz v. Bortz, No. 1147 MDA 2015 (April 27, 2016)(non-precedential) Husband in this case was a Williamsport police officer who entered into a settlement with his wife when they divorced.  Their agreement provided that she would receive…
  • May 11

    Social Media Boasting Torpedoes Child Support Reduction

    Social Media Boasting Torpedoes Child Support Reduction
    C.O. aka C.G. v. N.G., No. 808 MDA 2015 (April 26, 2016)(non-precedential) In 2014, Father petitioned to modify his support obligation due to a medical condition known as thalassemia major, which is an inherited blood disorder that is treated…
  • Jan 14

    Statutory Share for Surviving Second Wife Trumps Intervivos Trust Formed before Marriage

    Statutory Share for Surviving Second Wife Trumps Intervivos Trust Formed before Marriage
    The Superior Court addressed a novel question in Trust under Deed of David P. Kulig, 2015 PA Super 271 (December 24, 2015), a dispute between the second wife of a decedent and the children of his first wife. The decedent David Kulig formed a…
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ihwlaw blog

ihwlaw blog

Addressing common and not-so-common issues in business law and litigation. By Isaac H Winer.

http://ihwlaw.me/
  • May 13

    Is Your Company Kosher in California?

    Is Your Company Kosher in California?
    Did you know that your company or the one that you represent may not have the right to enter into contracts, sue or defend itself against a lawsuit in California?  Well-settled law, ignored by many businesses and even lawyers…
  • May 13

    Dress Your App Smartly

    Dress Your App Smartly
    As evidenced by the recent hype about the new Instagram smart app icon, companies invest a lot of time and money to develop the look and feel of a smart device application (“app”) in order to promote brand recognition.…
  • May 12

    New I.P. Ammo and Worker Rights – The Federalization of Civil Trade Secrets Law

    New I.P. Ammo and Worker Rights – The Federalization of Civil Trade Secrets Law
    On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (the “DTSA”), creating a new federal civil claim for misappropriation of trade secrets and adding measures beyond those available…
Rank this Week: 3362

Dallas Non-Compete Lawyer

Dallas Non-Compete Lawyer

Covers Texas non-compete and trade secrets law. By the Law Offices of Robert J. Wood.

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

    Six Ways to Make a Trade Secrets Claim in Texa

    Six Ways to Make a Trade Secrets Claim in Texa
    As an employer, your trade secrets are the heart of your business.  Knowing every manner available to protect those trade secrets could make a big difference in future of your business.  A claim for misappropriation of trade secrets…
  • May 13

    What Is A Trade Secret Under New Texas Law?

    What Is A Trade Secret Under New Texas Law?
    Every business has some amount of confidential and proprietary information that it does not want its competitors knowing.  When someone uses a business’ confidential information without consent, or threatens to do so, filing a…
  • May 13

    Vendor Lists as Trade Secrets in Texa

    Vendor Lists as Trade Secrets in Texa
    Many businesses have a list of vendors or suppliers they routinely use in the course of business.  This list of vendors is often compiled after years of effort and references the vendors that the business knows to sell high quality…
Rank this Week: 2455

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
  • May 13

    Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely

    Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely
    It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: new private and public initiatives on recruitment fees, including a…
  • Apr 29

    Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely

    Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely
    It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: developments on mandatory disclosure requirements in both the United…
  • Apr 28

    Managing Risk: Integrating CSR and Compliance Functions Effectively

    Managing Risk: Integrating CSR and Compliance Functions Effectively
    Corporate social responsibility (“CSR”) is an important component of overall enterprise risk management for many companies. That said, too often, corporate implementation of CSR commitments is reliant upon diverse functions and…
Rank this Week: 3652

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/
  • May 13

    Industry fundamentals are good now and will continue improve

    Industry fundamentals are good now and will continue improve
    13 May 2016 Hotel industry fundamentals are good, and will continue to improve. But the hotel industry is being punished by the disconnect between the investment community of Wall Street and actual performance of the hotels on Main Street.…
  • May 10

    Hotel Cybersecurity: Closing the doors before the horses leave the barn

    Hotel Cybersecurity: Closing the doors before the horses leave the barn
    10 May 2016 One of the great breakout sessions at our recent Meet the Money® hotel conference in Los Angeles was organized by my partner Bob Braun and moderated by Jeff Higley of HotelNewsNow. I was particularly impressed by the…
  • May 7

    Hotel Industry Outlook: presentations from Meet the Money® 2016, now available

    Hotel Industry Outlook: presentations from Meet the Money® 2016, now available
    07 May 2016 Meet the Money® 2016 – Deals, dialog and learning Conference presentations now available JMBM’s Meet the Money® 2016, completed its 26th national hotel finance and investment conference this week in Los…
Rank this Week: 2179

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

Legal news and analysis, with an emphasis on international and domestic intellectual property developments. By Shawn Sullivan.

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • May 12

    Prison Term for PVP Infringement by Alleged Wheat Bandit

    Prison Term for PVP Infringement by Alleged Wheat Bandit
    On 14 April 2016, a criminal court in the Spanish city of Segovia sentenced an individual to a six month prison term for infringing the plant variety protection (PVP) rights of Limagrain Europe SA in the soft wheat variety known as…
  • May 10

    UC Davis Sued Over Alleged Refusal to License Strawberry Germplasm

    UC Davis Sued Over Alleged Refusal to License Strawberry Germplasm
    On May 2, 2016, California Berry Cultivars, LLC (CBC) sued the University of California, Davis for breach of contract, conversion, breach of fiduciary duty, and unfair competition in connection with the flagship agricultural…
  • Oct 13

    Yoga Sequence not Protected by Copyright, says 9th Circuit

    Yoga Sequence not Protected by Copyright, says 9th Circuit
    On October 8, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that a sequence of yoga poses and breathing exercises was not entitled to copyright protection under the U.S. Copyright Act. Bikram’s Yoga College of India v.…
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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/
  • May 12

    House v. Burwell: Insurer Cost-Sharing Subsidies Unauthorized

    House v. Burwell: Insurer Cost-Sharing Subsidies Unauthorized
    A U.S. District Judge has ruled that HHS unlawfully has spent billions of dollars to reimburse insurers for cost-sharing reductions granted to individuals who bought health insurance through an ACA Exchange such as Healthcare.gov. U.S. House…
  • May 5

    Updated HSA limit

    Updated HSA limit
    This week, the IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2016-28, which updated the plan limits for health savings accounts and high deductible health plans. These limits, effective for 2017 calendar years, were virtually unchanged from the 2016 limits.…
  • Apr 15

    CMS’ New Initiative Intended to Transform Primary Health Care

    CMS’ New Initiative Intended to Transform Primary Health Care
    CMS’ efforts to improve the delivery of primary health care moved into new territory this week when the agency announced a new five-year delivery model, Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), which CMS’ chief medical officer…
Rank this Week: 2183

Austin Business Lawyer

Austin Business Lawyer

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

http://www.austinbusinesslawyer.info
  • May 11

    Landscapers And Gardeners: Tax Help Is Just A Click Away

    Landscapers And Gardeners: Tax Help Is Just A Click Away
    The IRS recognizes Small Business Week May 1–7 by highlighting some of its most popular educational products, videos and webinars to help your small business thrive.If you are a self-employed landscaper or gardener, be sure to view the…
  • May 11

    Beauty And Barber Shops Can Get Help At IRS.GOV

    Beauty And Barber Shops Can Get Help At IRS.GOV
    The IRS recognizes Small Business Week May 1–7 by highlighting some of its most popular educational products.If you are self-employed, visit IRS.gov for all your tax needs. Knowing the tax rules can help your business start, grow and…
  • Apr 14

    Last-Minute Tips For Filing Your Taxe

    Last-Minute Tips For Filing Your Taxe
    Don’t panic if you haven’t done your taxes yet. There’s no time like the present to prepare and file your 2015 tax return.You can visit IRS.gov for help to make filing less taxing.1. Don’t delay.…
Rank this Week: 1549

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/
  • May 11

    100% Exclusion for Qualified Small Business Stock Held for Five Year

    100% Exclusion for Qualified Small Business Stock Held for Five Year
    Starting a small business is full of challenges and an entrepreneur will have many concerns, especially with ensuring adequate operating capital and meeting funding requirements. The federal government does recognize the importance of small…
  • May 10

    As Small Business Week Ends, A Reminder of a Few Resources Available to Entrepreneur

    As Small Business Week Ends, A Reminder of a Few Resources Available to Entrepreneur
    As small business week comes to a close, including special resources and webinars available at various federal government entities only during the week, a variety of different resources remain available for the entrepreneur from the federal…
  • May 4

    DOL Revises The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Poster

    DOL Revises The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Poster
    by Joshua A. Diveley The Department of Labor (DOL) revised The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) poster which certain employers must display at employment locations. The revisions were released in late April, 2016. The poster was revised to…
Rank this Week: 2354

Consumer Class Lawyers Blog

Consumer Class Lawyers Blog

Covers business and injury law. By Cafferty Clobes Meriwether & Sprengel LLP.

http://www.consumerclasslawyersblog.com/
  • May 10

    Have You Used Uber? You May Have Been Overcharged

    Have You Used Uber? You May Have Been Overcharged
    You may have heard about the recent $100 million settlement reached between Uber and its drivers:  http://fortune.com/2016/04/21/uber-drivers-settlement/.  In that class action lawsuit Uber’s “driver-partners”…
  • Mar 18

    5 Second Fix Does Not Work: Customers Claim Product is a “Scam”

    5 Second Fix Does Not Work: Customers Claim Product is a “Scam”
    As loyal readers know, we here at The Blog are quite skeptical when it comes to hard-to-believe advertising claims.  The XHose? Too good to be true.  The FlexBelt? Looks like another fibber.  And now ….. the 5 Second…
  • Feb 18

    Denied Warranty Coverage for a Simmons or Serta Mattress Due to a “Stain”? You’re Not Alone.

    Denied Warranty Coverage for a Simmons or Serta Mattress Due to a “Stain”? You’re Not Alone.
    For many consumers, warranty coverage is one of their primary concerns when spending thousands of dollars on a new mattress. Due to the expense involved—memory foam mattresses cost upwards of $5,000, and even traditional pillow-top…
Rank this Week: 1335

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/
  • May 10

    Third Circuit Rejects Single-Product Bundling Claim – But Holds Its Fire on What Test to Apply

    Third Circuit Rejects Single-Product Bundling Claim – But Holds Its Fire on What Test to Apply
    In Eisai, Inc. v. Sanofi Aventis U.S., LLC, No. 14-2017 (3d Cir. May 4, 2016), the Third Circuit addressed a mix of allegedly exclusionary conduct, including the defendant’s discounting of its anti-coagulant drug Lovenox, and held that…
  • Apr 13

    Speaking About Discounted Pricing Clause

    Speaking About Discounted Pricing Clause
    I’m happy to be speaking on “Discounted Pricing Clauses: Drafting Enforceable and Compliant Provisions After Collins.”  We’ll be addressing potential pitfalls in drafting discounted pricing clauses in…
  • Mar 22

    Sixth Circuit Opens a Pandora’s Box of Joint Venture Challenge

    Sixth Circuit Opens a Pandora’s Box of Joint Venture Challenge
    Say you’re a group of hospitals that get together under a Joint Operating Agreement.   You agree to form an integrated health system. You agree to total your net incomes into a single “network net income” that is…
Rank this Week: 3060

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3643

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers commercial litigation, directors and shareholders, and securities issues in Canada. Edited by Dan Parlow and Neil Kornfield.

http://www.businesslawblog.ca
  • May 6

    Mediation: Stumbling Blocks to Overcome

    Mediation: Stumbling Blocks to Overcome
    One issue that often bedevils a mediator is the role of legal counsel at the Mediation. The goal from the mediator’s perspective is to encourage the parties to find a settlement. A Mediation that does not arrive at a settlement, or does…
  • Mar 29

    Can an Arbitrator conduct his or her own Research? (Part 2)

    Can an Arbitrator conduct his or her own Research? (Part 2)
    In my last post, I addressed the question of whether an Arbitrator should conduct his or her own independent research of the facts outside of the evidence presented by the Parties. Now I want to address the second part of that question which…
  • Feb 16

    Baby Boomers and “Grey” Divorce

    Baby Boomers and “Grey” Divorce
    As the baby boomer generation see their children move out of the house and settle into their careers and family, some are now re-examining their marriages or long term relationships and considering what they want to do, and with whom, during…
Rank this Week: 4564

Alixe Cormick: Small Cap Lawyer

Alixe Cormick: Small Cap Lawyer

Focuses on Canadian and United States securities law matters of interest to micro and small cap companies.

http://www.alixecormick.com
  • May 4

    Equity Crowdfunding for Your Residential Construction Busine

    Equity Crowdfunding for Your Residential Construction Busine
    By Alixe Cormick Canada currently has four real estate specific crowdfunding portals : Brix RCR, Open Avenue , R2Crowd, and NexusCrowd.  All of them are located in Ontario.  Canadians can expect other new equity and debt…
  • May 4

    Equity Crowdfunding for Your Residential Construction Busine

    Equity Crowdfunding for Your Residential Construction Busine
    By Alixe Cormick Canada currently has four real estate specific crowdfunding portals : Brix RCR, Open Avenue , R2Crowd, and NexusCrowd.  All of them are located in Ontario.  Canadians can expect other new equity and debt…
  • Mar 23

    Equity Crowdfunding Portal Update and Latest Presentation Slide Deck

    Equity Crowdfunding Portal Update and Latest Presentation Slide Deck
    By Alixe Cormick As of today’s date there are seventeen (17) equity crowdfunding portals active in Canada. There are also five (5) marketplace lending platforms aimed at small business. Canadians can expect other new equity and debt…
Rank this Week: 2602

CBL Business Law Blog

CBL Business Law Blog

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

http://www.business-lawfirm.co.uk/blog/
  • May 4

    What will a Brexit mean for SMEs?

    What will a Brexit mean for SMEs?
    Most voters say they don’t feel they have enough information to make a reasoned decision on whether or not to opt for a Brexit. The only ones who appear certain on the issues are the politicians on both sides who repeat so-called facts,…
  • May 4

    Tips for commercial landowners to avoid noise nuisance claim

    Tips for commercial landowners to avoid noise nuisance claim
    Commercial landowners should always take care to avoid claims for noise nuisance where any activity on their premises is likely to cause nuisance to neighbours. A recent case has highlighted the issues. In 2006 Mr and Mrs Peires bought a 6…
  • Apr 27

    Brexit: how your business contracts might be affected

    Brexit: how your business contracts might be affected
    If the result of the referendum due to take place on 23rd June is that the British people vote to leave the EU, what might be the consequences for your business contracts?    This article is not intended to be an argument in…
Rank this Week: 2949