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Planning Notes

Planning Notes

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

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Jul 18

    Prince Estate: The Importance Of Having A Will

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

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

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

    Candidates' Proposed Estate Tax Plan

    Candidates' Proposed Estate Tax Plan
    Robert Woods, writing for Forbes: Under current law, estates worth $5.45 million or less are exempt from federal estate tax. Beyond that, you pay. Call it an estate tax, a death tax, or a tax on accumulated wealth. Whatever you call it, it…
Rank this Week: 4395

bevlog

bevlog

Distilling a million label approvals down to the ones that affect you. Tracks legal trends in beer, wine and spirits product approvals. By Lehrman Beverage Law.

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog
  • Jul 18

    Johnny Love Vodka Wins “Sexy Lips” Trademark Appeal Against Jim Beam

    Johnny Love Vodka Wins “Sexy Lips” Trademark Appeal Against Jim Beam
    Johnny Love Beverage Company LLC (“JL”) and Jim Beam Brands Co. (“Beam”) are fighting over the right to use “sexy lips” imagery on flavored vodkas. JL’s logo (the subject of U.S. trademark…
  • Jul 7

    Perfect Beach Reading

    Perfect Beach Reading
    For a good, edifying time, grab a bottle of craft spirits, a beach — and this book. The book is Moonshiner to Craft Distillery: Leading Lawyers on the Business of Distilling. Aspatore Books, a division of Thomson Reuters, published…
  • May 12

    Main Tito’s Case Dismissed

    Main Tito’s Case Dismissed
    The main Tito’s Handmade Vodka case has been dismissed, after 19 months of heated litigation. Details are not available so far. The main case was Hofmann v. Fifth Dimension, Inc. (first filed in state court in September of 2014 then…
Rank this Week: 998

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/
Rank this Week: 2687

The Virtual Attorney Blog

The Virtual Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and business law. By Michael Brennan.

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

    I wrote a book

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

    Virtual Law Offices -- A Primer

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

    Give Your Estate Plan a New Year Check Up

    Give Your Estate Plan a New Year Check Up
    Welcome to 2016! If you’re like me, you’ve spent the first few weeks of the New Year trying to get organized and set some goals for the year to come.  Whether it’s a new workout regimen, quitting smoking, spending more…
Rank this Week: 3364

Bongiovi Law Firm Blog

Bongiovi Law Firm Blog

Covers Nevada business law.

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

    WTF(LSA) – New FLSA Regulation

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

    Guest On The Essentials Small Business Podcast

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

    Changing Your Entity in Nevada – Conversions and Domestication

    Changing Your Entity in Nevada – Conversions and Domestication
    Are you thinking of relocating your existing business to Nevada, or reorganizing as a different entity type? As business attorneys, we get asked about this all of the time. Nevada allows owners of foreign entities to convert or domesticate as…
Rank this Week: 1727

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: 4035

Pleasanton Business & Commercial…

Pleasanton Business & Commercial Law Blog

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

http://www.jgschwartzlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2415

My Distribution Law

My Distribution Law

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

http://www.mydistributionlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2847

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

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

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Jul 14

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

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

    Military Divorce Blog Series- Part 2

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

    VACUUM EXTRACTION DANGERS AND CONSEQUENCES- PART 1

    VACUUM EXTRACTION DANGERS AND CONSEQUENCES- PART 1
    Andrew Greenwald's 2 Part Blog Series "Vacuum Extration Dangers and Consequences" begins here. Part 1 Of Blog Series: Vacuum Delivery Warnings & Possible Consequences Handling vacuum extraction cases requires an understanding of the…
Rank this Week: 1603

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Contract for Deed and Installment Sale Agreement

    Contract for Deed and Installment Sale Agreement
    You may have read the New York Times article entitled Contract for Deed Lending Gets Federal Scrutiny.  The Times reported that the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) is looking into whether a commonly used technique for the sale…
Rank this Week: 3961

California Business Law Blog

California Business Law Blog

By the Law Office of Jonas M. Grant PC.

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

    Inspirational Quotes for Entrepreneur

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

    Client Launches New Science Fiction Website

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

    California personal income taxe

    California personal income taxe
    Two-thirds of California's overall tax revenue comes from personal income taxes, with the top fifth of income earners paying 90%, and the top one percent paying 45%, of these taxes.Source: The tax man cometh, and California rich –…
Rank this Week: 1431

New York Commercial and…

New York Commercial and Construction Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkcommercialconstructionlawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 2205

Austin Business Lawyer

Austin Business Lawyer

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Tax Tips For Students Working This Summer

    Tax Tips For Students Working This Summer
    Many students get summer jobs. It’s a great way to earn extra spending money or to save for later. Here are some tips for students with summer jobs:1. Withholding and Estimated Tax. If you are an employee, your employer normally…
Rank this Week: 1772

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

Provides news, updates and insights for financial services employers. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2624

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: 3530

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 12

    Immigration Law: An Overview for Every Practitioner

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

    Corrective Deed of Trust in California- Is It Enforceable?

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

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

    First American Title Company Wires $513K to Fraudsters; Sues Realtor
    After falling victim to a well-known scam in which fraudulent wire instructions are sent by email, First American Title Company sued the Realtor who recommended its escrow services.
Rank this Week: 2979

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

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

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
  • Jul 12

    The Pros and Cons of Taking Venture Capital Money

    The Pros and Cons of Taking Venture Capital Money
    In many ways, the dilemma of deciding whether to take venture capital money from an interested VC firm can be filed under “Good Problems to Have.” The majority of startups never get to this point, either failing outright, or, even…
  • Jun 14

    5 Questions to Answer As You Prepare Your Startup for a Seed or Angel Round

    5 Questions to Answer As You Prepare Your Startup for a Seed or Angel Round
    Last month I wrote about the four stages of startup capital – (1) seed rounds, (2) angel rounds, (3) venture rounds, and (4) bridge/pre-ipo stage rounds. This month we’ll take a look at what startups need to do to prepare…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2735

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
  • Jul 12

    USPTO Finds a Likelihood of Confusion for Duo for Beer and Duo for Wine

    USPTO Finds a Likelihood of Confusion for Duo for Beer and Duo for Wine
    Uinta Brewing Company (Applicant) filed an application before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to register on the Principal Register the mark DUO in standard characters for beer. The Trademark Examining Attorney…
  • Jul 12

    Starting a New Winery? Ten Questions You Should Ask

    Starting a New Winery? Ten Questions You Should Ask
    Starting any new business can be overwhelming, and taking the leap to start a winery is certainly no exception. The details can be intimidating and a newcomer can often lose sight of the larger picture. This article aims to review ten of the…
  • Jul 12

    SPONSORED: A Taste of Rhode Island Wine

    SPONSORED: A Taste of Rhode Island Wine
    Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Rhode Island Tourism, which organized and provided transportation to the below Rhode Island wineries. I was not otherwise compensated for this article. The below remains my opinion of Rhode Island wines…
Rank this Week: 1936

Maximilian Koch Law Blog

Maximilian Koch Law Blog

Covers German corporate law, takeover law, M&A, finance and capital markets law issues.

http://research.lawyers.com/blogs/
  • Jul 11

    Umbilical Cord Related Birth Injurie

    Umbilical Cord Related Birth Injurie
    Having a baby should be a happy occasion.  Delivering a baby should happen without complications.  Sometimes there are problems involving the baby’s umbilical cord that lead to birth injuries or death during delivery.…
  • Jul 11

    Most Common Work-Related Injurie

    Most Common Work-Related Injurie
    Thousands of workers are killed and millions suffer injuries on the job every year. Many workers sustain injuries so severe that they can never return to work. This is damaging to the individual, his or her family, and our economy. Most…
  • Jul 11

    Are My Workers' Compensation Benefits Taxable?

    Are My Workers' Compensation Benefits Taxable?
    While most forms of income are subject to tax by both the New Jersey Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), workers’ compensation benefits are one important exception to this general rule. As a result, in the vast majority of…
Rank this Week: 4755

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 11

    How to Correct a Death Certificate in Florida

    How to Correct a Death Certificate in Florida
    Correcting a Death Certificate in Florida We often receive calls about how to correct a Florida Death Certificate in relation to filing a Probate case in Florida. Correcting a Florida Death certificate is done through Florida Vital Statistics…
  • May 27

    Remarriage Protection

    Remarriage Protection
    Remarriage Protection Many lawyers proclaim to have remarriage protection in their estate planning documents, but few estate plans deal with these issues completely. A traditional trust that deals with remarriage will include language that…
  • May 4

    Prince – Estate planning

    Prince – Estate planning
    Like many deaths, the death of the legendary pop star Prince came as a shock and surprise for the world.  What shocked estate planning attorneys even more so is the possibility that Prince may have died without a will or an estate plan,…
Rank this Week: 666

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/
  • Jul 8

    North Carolina Adopts A Virtual Currency Statute

    North Carolina Adopts A Virtual Currency Statute
    House Bill 289, passed by the General Assembly this week, re-writes the Money Transmitters Act and includes a new concept of Virtual Currency.  The North Carolina Commissioner of Banks will soon be regulating those who engage in Bitcoin…
  • Jul 5

    Business Associates Beware! The Feds Are Coming!

    Business Associates Beware! The Feds Are Coming!
    If your organization is a business associate of a HIPAA covered entity (such as a health care provider or employee health benefit plan), you should know that the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is…
  • Jul 4

    North Carolina (Finally) Passes Crowdfunding Law

    North Carolina (Finally) Passes Crowdfunding Law
    Just days ago--on June 29--the North Carolina General Assembly passed a crowdfunding bill, which the Governor is expected to sign shortly.  What does this mean for North Carolina businesses and North Carolina investors? (If the…
Rank this Week: 3615

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

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

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
  • Jul 8

    FTC Stands Down in Latest Head-to-Head Battle Between Federal and State Oversight of Healthcare Collaboration

    FTC Stands Down in Latest Head-to-Head Battle Between Federal and State Oversight of Healthcare Collaboration
    In what will undoubtedly be seen by all interested parties as a significant setback in the Federal Trade Commission’s active opposition to potentially anticompetitive healthcare collaborations, the FTC voted unanimously on Wednesday to…
  • Jun 30

    Maximum Civil Penalties for HSR Violations to Increase to $40,000 per Day

    Maximum Civil Penalties for HSR Violations to Increase to $40,000 per Day
    For parties considering a merger or other transaction, the civil penalties for failing to comply with the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (“HSR Act”) are about to increase significantly. On June 29, 2016, the…
  • Jun 24

    Brexit, Here We Come (or Go)

    Brexit, Here We Come (or Go)
    The UK people have voted to leave the European Union. Although there is no constitutional duty to leave the Union as a result, politically this is likely going to happen. Change will not be immediate and happen over time. Companies are well…
Rank this Week: 2337

Indiana Business Law Blog

Indiana Business Law Blog

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

http://www.michaelsmithlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 7

    Counselor-Client Privilege Does Not Apply to Unlicensed Social Worker

    Counselor-Client Privilege Does Not Apply to Unlicensed Social Worker
    Indiana law defines six types of counseling practices — marriage and family therapy, mental health counseling, addiction counseling, clinical addiction counseling, social work, and clinical social work.  For the most part, no one…
  • May 22

    Indiana’s New Series LLC Statute

    Indiana’s New Series LLC Statute
    In general, I think it's a good thing that Indiana has joined the dozen or more other states (plus D.C. and Puerto Rico) with series limited liability companies. The post Indiana’s New Series LLC Statute appeared first on Indiana…
  • Mar 2

    LLC Interests and a Member’s Bankuptcy, Part VII

    LLC Interests and a Member’s Bankuptcy, Part VII
    [The last in a seve-part series. The other articles in the series are here:  Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI.] With the bankruptcy courts’ inconsistent treatment of a debtor’s LLC membership…
Rank this Week: 2974

Indiana Business Lawyer Blog

Indiana Business Lawyer Blog

Cover business and corporate law issues. By Parr Richey Obremskey Frandsen & Patterson.

http://www.indianabusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 7

    FAA Final Rule on Small Unmanned Aircraft System

    FAA Final Rule on Small Unmanned Aircraft System
    On June 21, 2016 the FAA issued its final rule on small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) codified at 14 C.F.R. Parts 107 (Parts 21, 43, 61, 91, 101, 107, 119, 133, and 183 are also impacted).  The primary effect of this final rule is…
  • Jun 6

    Department of Labor Releases Final Overtime Rule

    Department of Labor Releases Final Overtime Rule
    On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor announced the publication of its final rule updating the overtime regulations (“Overtime Rule”) under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA applies to “Covered…
  • May 26

    Balancing Transparency with Prudence: Appropriate Use of Executive Session

    Balancing Transparency with Prudence: Appropriate Use of Executive Session
    Many nonprofit organizations in Indiana have either a duty or a policy of disclosing minutes of board meetings upon the request of certain stakeholders and allowing stakeholders to attend board meetings.  Often, this duty arises under…
Rank this Week: 3843

In-house Access

In-house Access

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

http://www.inhouseaccess.com/
  • Jul 5

    A Pro Bono Counsel’s Reflection on Representing Clients of Kids In Need of Defense (KIND)

    A Pro Bono Counsel’s Reflection on Representing Clients of Kids In Need of Defense (KIND)
    Guest blogger: Jennifer E. Constantinou is Vice President – Litigation & Government Relations at Wyndham Hotel Group. She can be reached at Jennifer.Constantinou@wyn.com. In August 2011, a pro bono coordinator for Kids In Need of…
  • Jun 21

    ACC Litigation Committee Teams Up With Kids In Need of Defense (KIND)

    ACC Litigation Committee Teams Up With Kids In Need of Defense (KIND)
    Guest blogger: Coleman T. Lechner is Senior Counsel – Litigation at Wyndham Worldwide Corporation. Coleman is also the secretary and the pro bono chair of the ACC Litigation Committee. He can be reached at Coleman.Lechner@wyn.com. The…
  • Jun 20

    How to Grow Your Network and Enjoy Doing It: Q&A With Mary Winter of Firm Advice

    How to Grow Your Network and Enjoy Doing It: Q&A With Mary Winter of Firm Advice
    Guest blogger: Ilona Korzha is counsel at Sprint Corporation. She is also co-chair of the ACC Career Development Committee. She can be reached at ilona.korzha@sprint.com or ilonakorzha@yahoo.com. The materials contained herein represent the…
Rank this Week: 3087

Autolaw

Autolaw

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

http://autolaw.typepad.com/autolaw/
  • Jun 30

    Deja Vu, Again

    Deja Vu, Again
    VW announced the other day that it had reached an tentative agreement with the U.S. government to pay $14.7 billion to settle allegations linked to software emissions violations for some of its diesel engines sold in the U.S. While the...
  • Mar 31

    Locked Out, Part II

    Locked Out, Part II
    Technology makes our lives easier, but it also has a downside. Sometimes it spawns a lawsuit. Last year Honda was hit with a lawsuit claiming that its window locks were defective. Now BMW has been named in a proposed class...
  • Jan 31

    Compelling?

    Compelling?
    I came across an interesting case from the 1st Appellate District involving binding arbitration and the use (or not) of Spanish Language contracts. In Ramos v Westlake Services, LLC, 1st Appellate District, A141353 the dealership sold the…
Rank this Week: 630

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/
  • Jun 28

    Update on DOL Persuader Rule

    Update on DOL Persuader Rule
    Many of our clients have been contacted by law firms seeking to enter into agreements designed to avoid the effect of the Department of Labor’s Final Persuader Rule, which was scheduled to go into effect on July 1, 2016. The...
  • Mar 6

    Oregon Supreme Court SLAPPs Down Defamation Lawsuit

    Oregon Supreme Court SLAPPs Down Defamation Lawsuit
    The Oregon Supreme Court recently reversed the Oregon Court of Appeals in Neumann v. Liles, a defamation lawsuit involving a negative review of a wedding venue. The plaintiff, an operator of the venue, was the target of a review on...
  • Mar 3

    EEOC will now release Respondent's position statement to Charging Party during investigation

    EEOC will now release Respondent's position statement to Charging Party during investigation
    In a major policy shift, the EEOC recently announced that it will require release of Respondent's position statements and non-confidential attachments during the an investigation, upon request by Charging Parties or their representatives. The…
Rank this Week: 2499

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/
  • Jun 28

    When is a Texas Non-Disclosure Agreement Actually a Non-Compete?

    When is a Texas Non-Disclosure Agreement Actually a Non-Compete?
    Many wars have been fought in Texas courts over the enforceability of non-compete agreements. But relatively few have been waged over the enforceability of non-disclosure agreements. The reasons for this are many, including the fact that…
  • Jun 6

    Are Oral Contracts Enforceable in Texas?

    Are Oral Contracts Enforceable in Texas?
    An oral contract is as good as the paper it is written on. This is simply not true. In fact, a Texas jury awarded $11 billion dollars in damages to Pennzoil when Texaco interfered with an oral contract for the sale of Getty Oil to…
  • May 14

    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…
Rank this Week: 1970

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Jun 25

    What has the Internet Really Changed for Lead Gen in Franchise Sales? - Operation

    What has the Internet Really Changed for Lead Gen in Franchise Sales? - Operation
    Print leads were different from internet leads. It used to be that a print lead would phone you after seeing your print ad. While on the phone with the prospective purchaser, you had to qualify them financially. You also...
  • Jun 24

    Qualities that Most Franchisors with Meaningful and Sustainable Values Have in Common - New

    Qualities that Most Franchisors with Meaningful and Sustainable Values Have in Common - New
    Quality #1 (From the Book Street Smart Franchising by Joe Matthews) Most franchisors with meaningful and sustainable values are dedicated to helping you determine whether your personal objectives can be met using their business model. If your…
  • Jun 24

    The Government May Be Afraid, but You Do Not Have to Be ... - New

    The Government May Be Afraid, but You Do Not Have to Be ... - New
    What is the grey tsunami? The term "grey tsunami" is used to describe the tidal wave of baby boomers approaching their senior years and the approaching challenge of caring for our loved ones as they age. Is the challenge...
Rank this Week: 4980

Investment Law Blog

Investment Law Blog

Covers business, real estate and property law. By Catherine DeBono Holmes of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://www.investmentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1902

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Jun 23

    No-brainers and conflict

    No-brainers and conflict
    So, Elon Musk of both SolarCity and Tesla fame has announced a "no-brainer": the merger of SolarCity and Tesla. you can find a copy of SolarCity's offer to acquire Tesla here. Obviously, with Musk on both sides of this deal,...
  • Jun 15

    Evolution of Merger Agreement

    Evolution of Merger Agreement
    Anderson and Manns have posted a draft of a paper they presented at this year's AALS Transactional Law panel in NYC, The Inefficient Evolution of Merger Agreements. This paper is one of a couple of recent papers conducting empirical…
  • Jun 14

    Will they ever learn?

    Will they ever learn?
    That was the question a friend asked. Apparently, someone decided Microsoft's proposed acquisition of LinkedIn was just too good to miss and purchased a boatload of call options just before the deal was announced. How much is a…
Rank this Week: 696

Maryland Business Litigation…

Maryland Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.marylandbusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    Federal Court Dismisses ADA Complaint

    Federal Court Dismisses ADA Complaint
    Businesses are obliged to ensure that their facilities comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act. But can anyone who believes he has found a violation somewhere sue to remedy it? The U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland…
  • Feb 25

    Apple v. DOJ/FBI – Is Justice Scalia Rolling Over in His Grave?

    Apple v. DOJ/FBI – Is Justice Scalia Rolling Over in His Grave?
    Long a consistent and ardent judicial champion of the constitutional protections afforded citizens under the Fourth and Sixth Amendments, one cannot help but wonder how Justice Scalia would have viewed the showdown between Apple and the…
  • Feb 8

    Spoliation – The oft mispronounced Rule of Evidence that Every Business Person Needs to Know

    Spoliation – The oft mispronounced Rule of Evidence that Every Business Person Needs to Know
    The Court of Special Appeals of Maryland issued an opinion this week that serves as a reminder that a party’s simple failure to preserve evidence can sometimes snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. The case (and link) is Cumberland…
Rank this Week: 3467

Legal Update

Legal Update

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

http://www.moulinos.com/category/legal-update-peter-moulinos/
Rank this Week: 3039

Jacobs & Dodds

Jacobs & Dodds

Covers California business law.

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

    California Employers and How to Defend Wage and Hour Claims before the Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement

    California Employers and How to Defend Wage and Hour Claims before the Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement
    In California the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) adjudicates wage claims on behalf of workers who file claims for nonpayment of wages, overtime, or vacation pay, pursuant to California Labor Code sections 96 and 98. DLSE…
  • Jun 18

    The Cities of San Diego, Los Angeles and Santa Monica Have Imposed Sick Leave Ordinances on Employer

    The Cities of San Diego, Los Angeles and Santa Monica Have Imposed Sick Leave Ordinances on Employer
    So far this year three cities in Southern California have passed ordinances mandating certain sick leave requirements for employers. These ordinances are considerably more liberal then the state sick leave laws mandated by the State of…
  • Jun 18

    California Sick Law Law Explained

    California Sick Law Law Explained
    The laws regarding sick leave law in California can be confusing and are complex. However the following is a summary of the law as of June 15, 2016. Please note that local city governments can establish their own ordinances regarding sick…
Rank this Week: 1645

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to starting and running a business.

http://www.kalialawpc.com/from-the-blog/
  • Jun 21

    Should You Sell Your Startup?

    Should You Sell Your Startup?
    Selling a startup may seem counterintuitive to many people–after all, you have just started the business. However, many small business owners know that selling a new business can be a lucrative venture. Many people start businesses with…
  • May 31

    The New Federal Overtime Rules – What you Need to Know

    The New Federal Overtime Rules – What you Need to Know
    Earlier this month, the Obama administration announced a new overtime rule that make millions of workers eligible for overtime pay. The current rule, implemented more than a decade ago, exempts executive, administrative, or professional…
  • Apr 14

    Pull Up a Chair for Your Employee

    Pull Up a Chair for Your Employee
    If you are a business owner in California and you employ at least one person, you should be aware of the federal and state laws that mandate how your employees must be treated. There are many different laws that relate to employees that…
Rank this Week: 1776

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
  • Jun 21

    Brewery Trademark Coexistence Agreement

    Brewery Trademark Coexistence Agreement
    When trademark disputes pop up, often breweries agree to get along. In doing so, two beverage businesses can seek what’s called a trademark coexistence agreement. This is an agreement that essentially sets forth trademark restrictions…
  • Jun 17

    MN Brewer Files Employment Discrimination Lawsuit

    MN Brewer Files Employment Discrimination Lawsuit
    These days, it’s still rare to see a craft brewery in any sort of legal hot water (unless it’s a contentious trademark dispute). However, a recent employment discrimination action filed by a former Minnesota brewer has serious…
  • Jun 16

    Can I License a Brewery at Home?

    Can I License a Brewery at Home?
    Here’s part two of our homebrew series. See part one if you’re curious about the legality of homebrewing generally, and the common questions we see about homebrew-related activities. This part is for the dreamers out there who see…
Rank this Week: 4494

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Jun 20

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark
    In Loops, LLC v EUIPO, Case T‑385/15 (14 June 2016), the General Court of the European Union held that held that the three dimensional shape of a toothbrush lacked any distinctive character and could not be registered as an EU ……
  • May 31

    Court Refuses Interim Order in Strawberry Licensing Case

    Court Refuses Interim Order in Strawberry Licensing Case
    A U.S. district judge has refused to enter a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the University of California, Davis in litigation contesting the university’s alleged refusal to transfer or license strawberry germplasm developed…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2340

Cal Biz Lit

Cal Biz Lit

Covers California litigation issues, including product liability, busines litigation, Proposition 65, Unfair Competition Law, and employment litigation. By Bruce Nye.

http://www.calbizlit.com/cal_biz_lit/
  • Jun 20

    Cal Supremes Change The Rules For Citing Appellate Decisions They Are Reviewing

    Cal Supremes Change The Rules For Citing Appellate Decisions They Are Reviewing
    This may be pretty big for California appellate lawyers and any lawyer or client involved in motion practice at the trial court level.The California Supreme Court has just eliminated its long-standing rule that "de-published" any lower court…
  • May 25

    Attorney General Releases 2015 Proposition 65 Settlement Data

    Attorney General Releases 2015 Proposition 65 Settlement Data
    Every year about this time, the Attorney General posts and summarizes all of the Proposition 65 settlements from the preceding year, providing information about which settlements require reformulation of products, which require warnings,…
  • Apr 4

    What Chemicals Are Most Often Cited By Proposition 65 Bounty-Hunters?

    What Chemicals Are Most Often Cited By Proposition 65 Bounty-Hunters?
    About a year and a half ago, Cal Biz Lit took a look at all of the 60 day notices for the previous year (July 2013 through June, 2014) to see what chemicals were being cited for companies’ failure to...
Rank this Week: 878

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Covers commercial and civil litigation in New York.

http://www.nylitigationfirm.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1785

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/
  • Jun 17

    GCF Attorneys named to 2016 Florida Super Lawyer List

    GCF Attorneys named to 2016 Florida Super Lawyer List
    Four attorneys from the firm have been selected to the 2016 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists.  Troy Hafner, David, Carter and Gene O’Neill are selected to the Super Lawyers list and Anthony Guettler was selected as…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1882

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Comments on business law. By Bellas & Wachowski.

http://www.parkridgeattorney.com/
  • Jun 15

    Artificial Intelligence in Law

    Artificial Intelligence in Law
    A law firm recently announced that are employing IBM’s Ross to work in their bankruptcy practice, which currently consists of 50 lawyers.  What is interesting is that Ross is “the world’s first artificially intelligent…
  • Jun 15

    Artificial Intelligence in Law

    Artificial Intelligence in Law
    A law firm recently announced that are employing IBM’s Ross to work in their bankruptcy practice, which currently consists of 50 lawyers.  What is interesting is that Ross is “the world’s first artificially intelligent…
  • Aug 24

    Illinois’ Innovative New Crowdfunding Law Will Benefit Entrepreneur

    Illinois’ Innovative New Crowdfunding Law Will Benefit Entrepreneur
    Small investors in Illinois will soon be able to invest in start-up businesses in exchange for a piece of the action, but without some of the onerous oversight previously required by regulatory agencies. Signed by Governor Rauner in July,…
Rank this Week: 1493

Kirk Sanders Law Blog

Kirk Sanders Law Blog

Covers North Carolina business and personal injury issues.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blogs/kirksanderslaw
  • Jun 14

    How to Remove a trustee in NC?

    How to Remove a trustee in NC?
    Tags: how to remove a trustee in NCThe link below is an article which touches on how to remove a trustee for failure to perform duties. http://willcaveat.com/removing-trustee-north-carolina/
  • Jun 14

    Northern Beltway Inverse Condemnation Victory

    Northern Beltway Inverse Condemnation Victory
    Tags: Northern Beltway Winston-SalemMap Act AttorneyKirby v. NCDOThttp://hendricklawfirm.com/kirby-v-ncdot-supreme-court-opinion/ The above link includes the North Carolina Supreme Court's 15 page opinion that ruled that the NCDOT took…
  • Apr 15

    Using a Charging Order against LLC Interest

    Using a Charging Order against LLC Interest
    Tags: Charging Order LLC NCA short discussion about using Charging Orders after the creditor has a judgment against the debtor. In NC the court can issue a charging order so that any disbursements from the LLC for the debtor have to be…
Rank this Week: 3098

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Covers North Carolina law.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blog
  • Jun 14

    How to Remove a trustee in NC?

    How to Remove a trustee in NC?
    Tags: how to remove a trustee in NCThe link below is an article which touches on how to remove a trustee for failure to perform duties. http://willcaveat.com/removing-trustee-north-carolina/
  • Jun 14

    Northern Beltway Inverse Condemnation Victory

    Northern Beltway Inverse Condemnation Victory
    Tags: Northern Beltway Winston-SalemMap Act AttorneyKirby v. NCDOThttp://hendricklawfirm.com/kirby-v-ncdot-supreme-court-opinion/ The above link includes the North Carolina Supreme Court's 15 page opinion that ruled that the NCDOT took…
  • Apr 15

    Using a Charging Order against LLC Interest

    Using a Charging Order against LLC Interest
    Tags: Charging Order LLC NCA short discussion about using Charging Orders after the creditor has a judgment against the debtor. In NC the court can issue a charging order so that any disbursements from the LLC for the debtor have to be…
Rank this Week: 2986

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/
  • Jun 14

    Supreme Court safeguards solicitor-client privilege from requests under the Income Tax Act

    Supreme Court safeguards solicitor-client privilege from requests under the Income Tax Act
    In companion cases released on June 3, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada (the “SCC”) confirmed the central importance of solicitor-client privilege to the rule of law in Canada. In Canada (National Revenue) v. Thompson, 2016 SCC…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2841

Tampa Business Litigation Lawyer…

Tampa Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers business law. By Brick Business Law, P.A.

http://www.tampabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Jun 7

    Attorney Brick Wins Injunction Hearing in LLC Derivative Action

    Attorney Brick Wins Injunction Hearing in LLC Derivative Action
    On June 3, in the case of Yifat Shaolm, et. al. v. Nissim Sabatani, the Hon. Bruce Boyer of the Pinellas County Circuit Court conducted on evidentiary hearing on the Plaintiff’s Emergency Motion For Temporary Injunction Without…
  • Apr 21

    Brick Business Law Recognized as a Best Resource for Businesses in Florida

    Brick Business Law Recognized as a Best Resource for Businesses in Florida
    Brick Business Law, P.A. was named as the 9th best “Small Business Professional Service” Provider in the entire State of Florida by Startup Savant, a resource guide for small businesses.  The firm was the top law…
  • Mar 30

    Attorney Brick Wins Repeat Violence Injunction Hearing in Business Case

    Attorney Brick Wins Repeat Violence Injunction Hearing in Business Case
    In the case of Tina Accomando-Himpler v. Phillip David Hines, attorney Kevin Brick successfully argued for the imposition of a repeat violence injunction against petitioner’s business partner, David Hines.  After a contested…
Rank this Week: 1469