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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
  • 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…
  • May 12

    Main Tito’s Case Dismissed

    Main Tito’s Case Dismissed
    The main Tito’s Handmade Vodka case has been dismissed. The terms are not available so far. The main case was Hofmann v. Fifth Dimension, Inc. (first filed in state court in September of 2014 then removed to federal court in San Diego a…
  • May 10

    United Summer of Budweiser

    United Summer of Budweiser
    I keep hearing about a Bud label that is so overflowing with patriotic hues and cries, that there is no room for the term Budweiser. For example, this Chicago Tribune article, from just a few hours ago, suggests that the label is under…
Rank this Week: 1142

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: 2300

Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

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

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • 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…
  • Jan 19

    Standard for Review of Trial Court Action

    Standard for Review of Trial Court Action
    By: Clayton Walker A superior court abuses its discretion by making a decision that is arbitrary, capricious, manifestly unreasonable, or . . . stem[s] from an improper motive.  The court uses the clearly erroneous standard when…
Rank this Week: 2358

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: 1480

Business Blog

Business Blog

Covers business law, labor & employment, real estate and securities and finance topics. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • May 11

    Cyber Threats on Small Businesses Come from All Angle

    Cyber Threats on Small Businesses Come from All Angle
    Cyber Threats on Small Businesses Come from All Angles The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently issued several “cyber alerts” that may impact small businesses in Monmouth County and throughout New Jersey. As with all…
  • May 9

    Getting More Sleep Can Make Your Monmouth County Business More Successful

    Getting More Sleep Can Make Your Monmouth County Business More Successful
    Getting More Sleep Can Make Your Monmouth County Business More Successful When facing a busy work day, that extra cup of coffee can only do so much. A new study confirms that getting more sleep can help Monmouth County business executives be…
  • May 3

    New Jersey Supreme Court Addresses Use of Metadata in Electronic Document

    New Jersey Supreme Court Addresses Use of Metadata in Electronic Document
    New Jersey Supreme Court Addresses Use of Metadata in Electronic Documents The Supreme Court of New Jersey recently issued an administrative determination regarding whether a lawyer who receives an electronic document may, consistent with…
Rank this Week: 3700

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: 2525

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: 1472

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: 2826

Indiana Business Lawyer Blog

Indiana Business Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Developer And Builder Payments For Extension Of New Utility Infrastructure May Be Excluded From Gross Utility Receipts For Purposes Of Assessing Indiana Utility Receipts Tax.

    Developer And Builder Payments For Extension Of New Utility Infrastructure May Be Excluded From Gross Utility Receipts For Purposes Of Assessing Indiana Utility Receipts Tax.
    In 2015, the Tax Court of Indiana ruled that sewer system development charges and connection fees that are paid by a developer or builder and not by the retail customer are not gross receipts subject to the utility receipts tax (URT).…
  • Apr 27

    Communication Services and Telecommunication

    Communication Services and Telecommunication
    Whether telecommunications providers have a private right of action under Section 253 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 is an issue that will only be resolved in time. In November 2015, the Eighth Circuit joined the Second, Fifth, Ninth,…
  • Apr 7

    Indiana OSHA Matter

    Indiana OSHA Matter
    Under a new Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and Department of Labor (“DOL”) initiative, more criminal cases will be pursued under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Act (“OSHA”). The initiative…
Rank this Week: 3842

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: 3500

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: 4894

Fashion & Apparel Law Blog

Fashion & Apparel Law Blog

Covers legal issues facing the fashion, apparel and textile industry. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.fashionapparellawblog.com/
  • May 5

    Rah! Rah! Sis Boom Bah! Supreme Court to Decide Whether Copyright Act Protects Cheerleader Uniform Design

    Rah! Rah! Sis Boom Bah! Supreme Court to Decide Whether Copyright Act Protects Cheerleader Uniform Design
    In August 2015, the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals held in Varsity Brands, Inc.. v. Star Athletica, LLC, 799 F.3d 468 (6th Cir. 2015), that the stripes, chevrons and other visual elements that appear on a cheerleading uniform…
  • 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…
  • Apr 1

    A Proposition 65 Violation May Be Lurking in Your Cash Register Receipt

    A Proposition 65 Violation May Be Lurking in Your Cash Register Receipt
    Many consumer-facing businesses have learned to identify high-risk Prop 65 targets:  soft, flexible plastics; faux and colored leathers; and any kind of brass or metal that may contain lead or other heavy metals.  But businesses…
Rank this Week: 1228

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Covers business and franchise law.

http://www.spadealaw.com/blog
  • May 5

    Tom Spadea Speaking at Craft Brewers Conference

    Tom Spadea Speaking at Craft Brewers Conference
    FREE THE BEER!: AN EXPLORATION OF THE RELEVANCE, NECESSITY, AND LEGALITY OF MODERN BEER FRANCHISE LAW The sale and distribution of beer is regulated by franchise laws that govern and restrict the relationship of brewers and their wholesalers.…
  • Apr 13

    Tom Spadea Speaks at the Jersey Mike's National Conference

    Tom Spadea Speaks at the Jersey Mike's National Conference
    April 10, 2016 - Orlando Florida Tom Spadea presented a session on "Top Lease Clause Negotiations" to over 200 Jersey Mike's franchisees attending the National Franchise Conference held in Orlando Florida. The entire conference, held from…
  • Jan 19

    Tips For Buying An Existing Franchise Busine

    Tips For Buying An Existing Franchise Busine
    When you are buying an existing franchise business, you have several issues about which to be concerned. You will need to make sure that this is the right franchise system in which you should invest. You will need to form an entity to…
Rank this Week: 3025

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 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…
  • Mar 15

    Who says it’s clean enough? Municipality Appeals Ministry Decision to Issue Certificate of Compliance

    Who says it’s clean enough? Municipality Appeals Ministry Decision to Issue Certificate of Compliance
    An appeal due to come before the Environmental Appeal Board (the “Board”) may address questions about the intersection between the provincial Ministry of Environment (the “Ministry”) and municipalities relating to the…
Rank this Week: 2819

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: 1412

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: 2682

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/
  • 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,…
  • 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,…
  • Apr 25

    Foreign Wills: Are they valid in Florida?

    Foreign Wills: Are they valid in Florida?
    Foreign Wills: Will a Florida Court recognize them? The world is becoming a more global community and with that means the United States has seen an increase in the amount of foreign-born individuals living, visiting, and investing in the U.S.…
Rank this Week: 1336

Maryland Business Law Developments

Maryland Business Law Developments

Tracks judicial developments in Maryland business law. By the Business Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association.

http://marylandbusinesslawdevelopments.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    Montgomery County v. Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc. (Cir. Ct. Mont. Cnty.)

    Montgomery County v. Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc. (Cir. Ct. Mont. Cnty.)
    Filed: March 22, 2016Opinion by Michael D. MasonHolding:  Neither tortfeasor is entitled indemnification by the other in a case where they are concurrent or joint tortfeasors and where each tortfeasor owes a separate duty to the same…
  • Mar 15

    Martin v. TWP Enters. Inc. (Ct. of Special Appeals)

    Martin v. TWP Enters. Inc. (Ct. of Special Appeals)
    Filed:  February 24, 2016Opinion by:  Andrea M. LeahyHolding:  A court may consider the purpose of an asset sale and the adequacy of consideration as factors in the analysis of whether the “mere continuation”…
  • Mar 8

    Americold Realty Trust v. Conagra Foods, Inc. (U.S. Supreme Court)

    Americold Realty Trust v. Conagra Foods, Inc. (U.S. Supreme Court)
    Filed March 7, 2016Opinion By: Sonia SotomayorHolding: A real estate investment trust organized under Maryland law is subject to the long-standing rule that an unincorporated entity possesses the citizenship of all its members, which…
Rank this Week: 3903

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 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,…
  • Mar 23

    A Missouri Mid-Semester Cram: the March agenda

    A Missouri Mid-Semester Cram: the March agenda
    The staff for the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors posted the 779 page agenda for next week’s meetings.  Doesn’t the state have a policy against the waste of natural resources?  Granted the agenda…
Rank this Week: 1109

New Jersey Attorney Law Review…

New Jersey Attorney Law Review Blog

Reviews published and unpublished civil law decisions of importance issued by the New Jersey Appellate Division and New Jersey Supreme Court. By Glenn Reiser.

http://newjerseylawreview.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 789

Delaware Chancery Law Blog

Delaware Chancery Law Blog

Covers corporate and commercial practice in the Delaware Court of Chancery. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawarechancery.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1841

Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

Discusses important legal developments in the areas of business, employment, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and estate planning. By Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McLean.

http://www.thoitslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 29

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature
    A new California Court of Appeal decision, Espejo v. Southern California Permanente Medical Group, elaborates on how to prove that documents signed online, digitally, are authentic, and therefore have the same effect as a handwritten…
  • Mar 9

    New Harassment Policies Required in California

    New Harassment Policies Required in California
    Employers in California should immediately review their harassment policies to ensure compliance with California's new harassment prevention regulations. California law mandates that employers have an affirmative duty to prevent harassment…
  • Apr 8

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement
    ...a relatively small investment of time spent on the fundamentals can yield significant dividends in the future – and help to avoid much distress. And, the first fundamental, particularly for founders who do not anticipate seeking venture…
Rank this Week: 4739

Contracts Blog

Contracts Blog

Blog on legal news and contracts.

http://www.onecle.com/blog
  • Apr 27

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals and Retrophin Contract

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals and Retrophin Contract
    Added contracts from Valeant Pharmaceuticals and Retrophin, including agreements involving Martin Shkreli.
  • Oct 13

    Apple and GT Advanced Technologies Contract

    Apple and GT Advanced Technologies Contract
    Last week, GT Advanced Technologies Inc., a company formerly known as GT Solar International, Inc., filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of the US bankruptcy code. The company is seeking a reorganization and will continue to operate their…
  • Sep 12

    General Mills Acquires Annie’s, Inc.

    General Mills Acquires Annie’s, Inc.
    Earlier this week, General Mills, Inc. signed a merger agreement to acquire Annie’s, Inc., a Berkeley, California natural and organic food company. General Mills offered $46.00 per share of common stock. BNNY had closed at $33.53 the…
Rank this Week: 2497

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
  • 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…
  • Apr 14

    Bernie Sander's Estate Tax Plan

    Bernie Sander's Estate Tax Plan
    Ashlea Ebeling, reporting for Forbes: The Sanders bill, a rewrite of a bill he introduced in 2010—the year the estate tax lapsed under the Bush tax cuts — would exempt the first $3.5 million on an individual’s estate from…
  • Mar 18

    Can The FBI Make Apple Rewrite iOS?

    Can The FBI Make Apple Rewrite iOS?
    Great analysis by Harvard Law professor Susan Crawford regarding the FBI's demands of Apple: The president  —  our Law Professor in Chief  — has to know the DOJ is on shaky…
Rank this Week: 4389

Small Business Lawyer Blog

Small Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business transactions and international small business law. By Daniel H. Erskine.

http://smallbusinesslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    Social Media and Employee

    Social Media and Employee
    Chances are your small business utilizes social media to connect with its customers and employees on a daily basis. Your small business may want to check out the Federal Trade Commission's ("FTC") Endorsement Guides: What People Are Asking,…
  • Feb 1

    UK Tariff Tool Classify Imports and Export

    UK Tariff Tool Classify Imports and Export
    Is your UK small and medium sized business (SME) involved in import or export? If so, check out the UK Trade Tariff tool and accompanying guidance document "Classify imports and exports using the UK Trade Tariff" outlining the use of the tool…
  • Dec 17

    Looking to Enter New Top Export Market

    Looking to Enter New Top Export Market
    If your a small business or a medium sized business looking to access new export markets look to the International Trade Administration's Top Markets Series. The Top Market Series analyzes future export opportunities across various…
Rank this Week: 1321

DBL Law Blog

DBL Law Blog

Covers business, construction, employment and real estate law in Ohio and Kentucky. By Dressman Benzinger LaVelle.

http://www.dbllaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 26

    Nicole Elver Selected to Leadership Kentucky

    Nicole Elver Selected to Leadership Kentucky
    DBL Law is pleased to announce that Nicole Elver, partner in the Louisville office, has been selected to join the Leadership Kentucky Class of 2016. Leadership Kentucky is tasked with bringing together a select group of people that possess a…
  • Apr 20

    Betsy Weber Appointed to Kentucky Registry of Election Finance

    Betsy Weber Appointed to Kentucky Registry of Election Finance
    CRESTVIEW HILLS, KY – April 20, 2016 – DBL Law is pleased to announce that Elizabeth G. Weber, partner and head of the firm’s bankruptcy, commercial law and collections practice, has been appointed to the Kentucky Registry…
  • Apr 19

    7 Reasons You Might Get Audited

    7 Reasons You Might Get Audited
    Most of us are getting ready to submit federal and state income tax returns before the deadline. (Note: For 2016, the deadline has been moved from the 15th to the 18th due to a series of well-placed holidays.) But what are the chances…
Rank this Week: 4672

Global Trade & Sanctions Law

Global Trade & Sanctions Law

Covers business law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.globaltradeandsanctionslaw.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 4

    UN and U.S. Sanctions Target North Korea: Impacts for Asia and Beyond

    UN and U.S. Sanctions Target North Korea: Impacts for Asia and Beyond
    The United Nations and United States recently took significant new steps to expand sanctions on North Korea, with implications for international banking; shipping and port activities; air transport; energy and mining sectors; trade in labor…
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Vann & Sheridan Blog

Vann & Sheridan Blog

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

http://vannattorneys.com/category/blog/
  • Apr 25

    The Significance of Trust, Especially in Busine

    The Significance of Trust, Especially in Busine
    The significance of trust is critical to building a relationship that furthers improvement, growth, productivity, involvement, high energy and a unified team.   This applies to business and personal relationships.  Think about a…
  • Apr 1

    2016 Second Quarter Newsletter

    2016 Second Quarter Newsletter
    The post 2016 Second Quarter Newsletter appeared first on Vann Attorneys | Attorneys at Law.
  • Mar 14

    Webinar: What Happens To Your AR When Your Customer Files for Bankruptcy

    Webinar: What Happens To Your AR When Your Customer Files for Bankruptcy
    Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m.Vann Attorneys Webinar: What Happens To Your AR When Your Customer Files for Bankruptcy Join us for a conversation about how to best protect your company when your customer files for…
Rank this Week: 4906

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

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

http://witnesseth.typepad.com
  • Apr 23

    Clinical legal education survey result

    Clinical legal education survey result
    The law school world is currently enthralled with the idea of "experiential education." The push for experiential education comes from bar associations, accrediting agencies, and especially from lobbying groups of a certain segment of the law…
  • Feb 22

    Google Law Review Rankings 2015 with Specialty Journal

    Google Law Review Rankings 2015 with Specialty Journal
    Last week I posted my annual law review ranking for main law reviews based on Google Scholar Metrics. Google produces a ranking of journals based on the number of citations to recent articles in Google Scholar. This is an important complement…
  • Feb 15

    Google Law Review Rankings 2015

    Google Law Review Rankings 2015
    The spring law review season is now in full swing, so it's time for my annual law review ranking based on Google Scholar Metrics. Google produces a ranking of journals based on the number of citations to recent articles in Google Scholar.…
Rank this Week: 1839

Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

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

http://www.tiltingthescales.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 22

    When the Company’s Joke Backfire

    When the Company’s Joke Backfire
    Harvey Slapstick, CEO of Jokes-R-Us, decided an April Fool’s prank on his employees was just what the company needed to boost morale. So he hired two former soldiers to conduct a fake hostage situation at the company’s office. In…
  • Mar 30

    5 Reasons Why Incorporating Your Business is the Right Play

    5 Reasons Why Incorporating Your Business is the Right Play
    Agitated that the NBA is now prohibiting him from using Stickum during games (even though he’s been doing so for years), Dwight Howard wants to find a permissible product that he can use to grip the basketball.  Dwight thinks it…
Rank this Week: 3874

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers California business law. By Richard G. Burt.

http://richardburtlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 21

    Here’s One Way Not to Pay Taxes – Legally!

    Here’s One Way Not to Pay Taxes – Legally!
    California charges a minimum franchise tax of $800 each year. This is a tax on the privilege of being a corporation. It doesn’t matter whether the corporation is profitable or even if it has any revenue. The state wants its ……
  • Mar 31

    FTB Tax Clearance Certificate

    FTB Tax Clearance Certificate
    When a business is required to deduct and withhold taxes and remit them to the Franchise Tax Board (FTB), a successor to the business can be responsible for paying the amount owing to the FTB  if the business does not pay ……
  • Mar 3

    Officer Liable for Restitution of Corporation’s Gains in Violation of FTC Act

    Officer Liable for Restitution of Corporation’s Gains in Violation of FTC Act
    In Federal Trade Commission v. Commerce Planet, Inc. (9th Cir. March 3, 2016) 16 C.D.O.S. 2355, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sued Commerce Planet, Inc., and three of its top officers for violating § 5(a) of the FTC Act, which…
Rank this Week: 1584

Tampa Business Litigation Lawyer…

Tampa Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.tampabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 27

    Protecting a Business from Employee Theft of Trade Secrets: Part 2 – Technology

    Protecting a Business from Employee Theft of Trade Secrets: Part 2 – Technology
    There are some common sense ways for small businesses to minimize the threat of employee theft of trade secrets.  This is the second in a three-part series on the subject.  The first post, on using HR policies to protect trade…
Rank this Week: 1784

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

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

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1082

Rush On Business

Rush On Business

Covers business litigation, employment law, franchise law, incorporation and starting a business. By Rush Nigut.

http://www.rushonbusiness.com/
  • Apr 19

    Coaches Beware! Lawsuits to Become New Norm?

    Coaches Beware! Lawsuits to Become New Norm?
    It was reported that Iowa State women’s basketball coach Bill Fennelly and ISU have been sued by former player Nikki Moody. Fennelly is known as a “passionate” and “demanding” coach. In other words, he…
  • Apr 7

    Important Reminder: Review Your Estate Plan

    Important Reminder: Review Your Estate Plan
    There is a really good article in the Des Moines Register today written by Frank Mokosak discussing how a periodic review of your estate plan will alert you to any necessary changes. It seems to come in waves in my legal practice but recently…
  • Mar 28

    Individual Liability for Employer Wage and Hour Violations? Be Careful in California

    Individual Liability for Employer Wage and Hour Violations? Be Careful in California
    I read an article this past weekend indicating that INDIVIDUALS in California may have liability for wage and hour violations of employers. A scary thought for employee managers indeed. “…Enterprising members of the…
Rank this Week: 2177

California Business Law Blog

California Business Law Blog

By the Law Office of Jonas M. Grant PC.

http://californiabusinesslaw.blogspot.com/
  • 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 –…
  • Apr 14

    State of the San Francisco and Los Angeles, California Legal Markets 2015 / 2016

    State of the San Francisco and Los Angeles, California Legal Markets 2015 / 2016
    A recent survey of 15,000 California lawyers uncovered the following statistics concerning the Los Angeles and San Francisco legal markets and the lawyers who work there:New business growth slowed by 16 percent in Los Angeles and 26 percent…
  • Apr 4

    2016 California Minimum Wage Increase

    2016 California Minimum Wage Increase
    California has implemented legislation that is slated to increase the state minimum wage to $10.50 for larger employers on January 1, 2017, with employers of 25 or less employees following behind a year later. Further increases will push the…
Rank this Week: 913

Business and Corporate Disputes

Business and Corporate Disputes

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

http://corporatedispute.com
  • Apr 17

    Iowa’s Open Records Law – Who, What, When, and Why?

    Iowa’s Open Records Law – Who, What, When, and Why?
    Iowa’s Open Records laws permit Iowans and Iowa businesses to obtain numerous types of records and communications from government bodies and officials (e.g. state departments, cities, and schools). Frequently, Iowans and Iowa…
  • Jan 17

    Single Taxation Versus Double Taxation and the Iowa LLC

    Single Taxation Versus Double Taxation and the Iowa LLC
    As discussed in this prior post, Iowa Limited Liability Companies have the benefit of electing to have a single layer of tax. When an LLC chooses a single layer of tax, LLCs are taxed as pass-through entities, meaning all earnings…
  • Jan 17

    Single Taxation Versus Double Taxation and the Iowa LLC

    Single Taxation Versus Double Taxation and the Iowa LLC
    As discussed in this prior post, Iowa Limited Liability Companies have the benefit of electing to have a single layer of tax. When an LLC chooses a single layer of tax, LLCs are taxed as pass-through entities, meaning all earnings…
Rank this Week: 4517

Debt Collection Lawyer Blog

Debt Collection Lawyer Blog

Offers tips, techniques and strategies for debt collection. By Michael Herrin.

http://debtcollectionlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    STOP FIGHTING BY YOURSELF, GET THE GOVERNMENT ON YOUR SIDE

    STOP FIGHTING BY YOURSELF, GET THE GOVERNMENT ON YOUR SIDE
    Sometimes I know you feel like you are David and the debt collector is Goliath.  They have all the resources and the time to call and mail and now even text and harass you.  They have account managers to call and harass you.…
  • Apr 14

    COMING SOON A COMPLETE OVERHAUL OF…

    COMING SOON A COMPLETE OVERHAUL OF THIS BLOG ANDAN UPDATED VERSION OF MY BEST SELLING BOOKThis Blog has been idle for sometime although the information provided is timeless and still absolutely accurate.  But now it is…
  • Aug 8

    I am very pleased to announce the updated…

    I am very pleased to announce the updated and revised 2013 version of the best set of weapons you could hope for in fighting a debt collection lawsuit. For only $19.99 you can have every secret debt collection lawyers don't want you to have…
Rank this Week: 509

Kirk Sanders Law Blog

Kirk Sanders Law Blog

Covers North Carolina business and personal injury issues.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blogs/kirksanderslaw
  • 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…
  • Apr 4

    Post Judgment Collection Attorney North Carolina

    Post Judgment Collection Attorney North Carolina
    Tags: post judgment collection attorney north carolina; NC post judgment collection processA lot of times so much energy is spent getting a judgment at court whether by motion or by trial. But how do you collect on that judgment if the…
  • Apr 4

    Post Judgment Collection Attorney North Carolina

    Post Judgment Collection Attorney North Carolina
    Tags: post judgment collection attorney north carolina; NC post judgment collection processA lot of times so much energy is spent getting a judgment at court whether by motion or by trial. But how do you collect on that judgment if the…
Rank this Week: 2677

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Covers North Carolina law.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blog
  • 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…
  • Apr 4

    Post Judgment Collection Attorney North Carolina

    Post Judgment Collection Attorney North Carolina
    Tags: post judgment collection attorney north carolina; NC post judgment collection processA lot of times so much energy is spent getting a judgment at court whether by motion or by trial. But how do you collect on that judgment if the…
  • Apr 4

    Post Judgment Collection Attorney North Carolina

    Post Judgment Collection Attorney North Carolina
    Tags: post judgment collection attorney north carolina; NC post judgment collection processA lot of times so much energy is spent getting a judgment at court whether by motion or by trial. But how do you collect on that judgment if the…
Rank this Week: 3017

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/
  • 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…
  • Mar 10

    Can I Use a Non-Disparagement Clause to Prevent Negative Reviews of my Startup?

    Can I Use a Non-Disparagement Clause to Prevent Negative Reviews of my Startup?
    Many startups gain success through word-of-mouth and by building a reputation for reliability and for providing high-quality products or services. Customers can leave reviews on websites such as Facebook or Yelp detailing their positive…
  • Feb 19

    A Comprehensive IP Strategy can Help Startups Save both Time and Money

    A Comprehensive IP Strategy can Help Startups Save both Time and Money
    In today’s tech startup world, intellectual property (IP) is often the most valuable asset a person or company possesses. Undoubtedly, the next billion dollar idea is currently being developed – and it is just as likely that it is…
Rank this Week: 1455

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to business law, including intellectual property, trademarks, litigation, and employment law.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Property line disputes: did your neighbor build on your land?

    Property line disputes: did your neighbor build on your land?
      Just How Close is your Neighbor?     In a recent Minnesota Court of Appeals decision, the Court determined that a landowner, whose property was encroached-upon by a neighbor, was entitled to numerous types of costly damages…
  • Mar 31

    Responding to Federal Housing-Bias Complaints: What You Need To Know

    Responding to Federal Housing-Bias Complaints: What You Need To Know
      Responding to Federal Housing-bias Complaints   Imagine this typical situation. A person who owns a couple of rental properties on the side, calls a property law attorney in a tizzy: she has just received a complaint from the U.S.…
  • Mar 31

    Trademark Law: Trademarks in an Evolving Social Media Marketplace

    Trademark Law: Trademarks in an Evolving Social Media Marketplace
      Trademark Law and Social Media   Bernick Lifson attorney Betsy Butwin has published an article in the Mitchellhamline inttelectual property law journal Cybaris. The article covers issues related to trademark law in the ever…
Rank this Week: 1808

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: 4045

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
  • Apr 8

    Special Events Permits Come to Washington Breweries!

    Special Events Permits Come to Washington Breweries!
    Good news from Olympia! Very soon, Washington Brewers will be able to get Special Events permits to expand the way they can sample and sell their beers. Thanks to House Bill 2605 (signed by the Governor on 3/31/16 and effective 6/9/2016),…
  • Dec 18

    TTB Ruling 2015-1: Exempt Malt Beverage Formula Ingredient

    TTB Ruling 2015-1: Exempt Malt Beverage Formula Ingredient
    Behold, more exempt beer ingredients (scroll down for the entire list)! TTB has just superseded and replaced the very important TTB 2014-4 ruling, in favor of TTB Ruling 2015-1. This new ruling adds more than fifty ingredients to TTB’s…
  • Dec 8

    Are Minors Allowed at a Washington Brewery?

    Are Minors Allowed at a Washington Brewery?
    If a Washington brewery wants minors on the premises, what does it need to do? The question comes up quite a bit. Can families spend time at a brewery? We’ve seen kids at breweries, but is it legal? Can we get into trouble? As the law…
Rank this Week: 4895

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
  • Apr 5

    WHY REAFFIRM A MORTGAGE LOAN IN MICHIGAN?

    WHY REAFFIRM A MORTGAGE LOAN IN MICHIGAN?
    Entering into a reaffirmation agreement on a fixed term mortgage is not generally advised.  The vast majority of attorneys will advise their clients not to sign reaffirmation agreements regarding fixed term mortgage loans, unless there…
  • Feb 3

    EXCEPTIONS TO REPORTING 1099-C FORGIVENESS OF INDEBTEDNESS

    EXCEPTIONS TO REPORTING 1099-C FORGIVENESS OF INDEBTEDNESS
    You do not have to report 1009-C income on your current year income tax return for the following types of debts: 1. Debts discharged in bankruptcy. If you filed for bankruptcy protection, do not report the canceled debt as income. ……
  • Oct 20

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Develop the First Ever Industry-Wide Standards for Student Loan Servicing Companie

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Develop the First Ever Industry-Wide Standards for Student Loan Servicing Companie
    As reported by DeWayne Sheaffer, President of NEA’s National Council for Higher Education, this past summer the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) listened to the voices of more than 30,000 frustrated Americans, including…
Rank this Week: 3864

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Apr 5

    How Can I Terminate Parental Rights?

    How Can I Terminate Parental Rights?
    I have discussed it before, but it’s worth repeating: Family Law has a strange mythology. One of those myths is the myth of terminating your parental rights (or “signing your rights away”). I don’t know where it comes…
  • Mar 15

    Do I Have to Take the Standard Field Sobriety Tests?

    Do I Have to Take the Standard Field Sobriety Tests?
    One of the most common questions I get is whether one should take the Standard Field Sobriety Tests given by police officers. The answer is no. We can all agree, I think, that drunk driving is bad. Buzzed driving is bad. What we don’t…
  • Mar 9

    SCOTUS: Have Same-Sex Adoption, Can Travel

    SCOTUS: Have Same-Sex Adoption, Can Travel
    As I have discussed before, same-sex relationships, particularly same-sex marriage and same-sex adoption, pose many, many questions to a family lawyer, for which there (usually) is no answer. I tend to overstate things as a rule, but I…
Rank this Week: 1413