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Property Casualty Focus

Property Casualty Focus

Focused on legal developments in the property-casualty industry. By Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://propertycasualtyfocus.com/
  • Feb 17

    Washington Weighs In On The Scope Of Insurance Regulators’ Authority

    Washington Weighs In On The Scope Of Insurance Regulators’ Authority
    In January, we reported that California’s Supreme Court had embraced a problematic approach to the state’s Unfair Insurance Practices Act—one that allows the Commissioner of Insurance to create new statutory torts by…
  • Feb 10

    Third Circuit Affirms Rescission of $25 Million Contaminated Products Policy

    Third Circuit Affirms Rescission of $25 Million Contaminated Products Policy
    In H.J. Heinz Co. v. Starr Surplus Lines Ins. Co., No. 16-1447 (3d Cir. Jan. 11, 2017), the Third Circuit affirmed a District Court’s order allowing insurer Starr Surplus Lines Insurance Company (“Starr”) to rescind a $25…
  • Feb 3

    Florida Appellate Court Rejects Jury’s Bad Faith Verdict

    Florida Appellate Court Rejects Jury’s Bad Faith Verdict
    It feels like a black swan event: last month, in GEICO Gen. Ins. Co. v. Harvey, No. 4D15-2724 (Fla. Ct. App. Jan. 4, 2017), a Florida appellate panel unanimously overturned a jury verdict, on the ground that the plaintiff’s bad…
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San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business transactions, start-ups, and mergers. By Structure Law Group, LLP.

http://www.sanjosebusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 17

    Drafting Website Terms of Use – Part I

    Drafting Website Terms of Use – Part I
    The Terms of Use for a website is critical to maintaining control of how users access and use the information on the website, and in limiting liability for unapproved uses. Regardless of whether users actually read the Terms of Use –…
  • Feb 10

    Should I Invest In A Resale Franchise?

    Should I Invest In A Resale Franchise?
    Starting a business is a difficult endeavor. While many people want the opportunity to start their own business, the time and commitment required to establish, develop, and grow a successful business are not for every potential entrepreneur.…
  • Feb 3

    The Basics of Crowdfunding – Part 1

    The Basics of Crowdfunding – Part 1
    Crowdfunding refers to entrepreneurs seeking relatively insignificant financial contributions from a large number of people, often via social media or other internet networks, to fund the start or growth of a business venture. According to…
Rank this Week: 3864

Small Business Lawyer Blog

Small Business Lawyer Blog

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

http://smallbusinesslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 17

    Barriers to Digital Trade

    Barriers to Digital Trade
    In January 2017 the Congressional Research Service drafted a report entitled Digital Trade and U.S. Trade Policy. The Report (43 pages long) complies information from across various sectors to describe barriers faced by US companies in…
  • Nov 13

    Cybersecurity Tool

    Cybersecurity Tool
    If your business operates online, then your business/company should seriously address cybersecurity issues. The Small Business Administration (SBA) dedicates a page describing and linking to "Top Tools and Resources for Small Business…
  • Oct 26

    Check out Global NY & OpentoExport if you are a New York or UK busine

    Check out Global NY & OpentoExport if you are a New York or UK busine
    If you are a New York state small business thinking about exporting to foreign countries or already selling your products abroad, then take a look at Global NY. The new program offers assistance to New York state small businesses who export…
Rank this Week: 4487

Delaware Chancery Law Blog

Delaware Chancery Law Blog

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

http://delawarechancery.foxrothschild.com/
  • Feb 17

    Sanctions Affirmed by Delaware Supreme Court

    Sanctions Affirmed by Delaware Supreme Court
    Delaware follows the “American Rule”, which mandates that each party bear their own attorneys’ fees regardless of the outcome of the litigation.  However, as an exception to this rule, the court may order fee shifting…
  • Feb 9

    Indemnification of Affirmative Claims Analyzed by the Court of Chancery

    Indemnification of Affirmative Claims Analyzed by the Court of Chancery
    In the recent post-trial memorandum opinion of Dore v. Sweports, Ltd., C.A. No. 10513-VCL (Del. Ch. Jan. 31, 2017), Vice Chancellor Laster addressed indemnification for fees incurred in pursuing affirmative claims brought by an…
  • Jan 30

    Delaware Supreme Court Addresses the Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing

    Delaware Supreme Court Addresses the Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing
    In a very recent Delaware Supreme Court decision, Dieckman v. Regency GP LLC, et al., No. 208, 2016 (Del. Jan. 20, 2017), the High Court reversed the Court of Chancery and upheld claims based upon breach of the implied covenant of good faith…
Rank this Week: 2325

AG Deal Diary

AG Deal Diary

A collection of insights and analysis on hot topics impacting companies, funds, dealmakers and directors. By Akin Gump.

http://www.akingump.com/en/experience/practices/corporate/ag-deal-diary/index.html
  • Feb 16

    What’s New in Washington: 10 Things You Need to Know

    What’s New in Washington: 10 Things You Need to Know
    The first four weeks of the Trump administration have brought a flurry of policy and regulatory activity through Executive Orders (EO), proposed new legislation and review of existing regulation. After eight years of the Obama administration,…
  • Feb 12

    Bloomberg BNA Publishes Akin Gump Article on the SEC and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act

    Bloomberg BNA Publishes Akin Gump Article on the SEC and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act
    Bloomberg BNA’s Securities Regulation & Law Report has published the article “An Uneasy Relationship: The SEC and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act,” written by Akin Gump litigation partner Susan Leader, senior…
  • Feb 9

    Trump Administration Makes First Iran Sanctions Designation

    Trump Administration Makes First Iran Sanctions Designation
    On February 3, 2017, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued a press release announcing sanctions against 25 individuals and entities that the U.S. government has associated with the supply…
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UpCounsel Blog

UpCounsel Blog

About making your business leaner, faster and smarter.

https://www.upcounsel.com/blog
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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
  • Feb 16

    LLC, Corporation, Trade Name, Trademark: Which Do I Need?

    LLC, Corporation, Trade Name, Trademark: Which Do I Need?
    You want to protect your business, but what legal strategy will help you to protect it best? This might sound a little like something Yoda would say, but the particular strategy or strategies will depend upon what you are most interested in…
  • Feb 9

    Fraudulent Conveyances & Asset Protection

    Fraudulent Conveyances & Asset Protection
    Although the idea of asset protection, i.e. protecting assets from creditors of the a person who owns them, may seem simple at first glance, it's not. In reality, implicit in asset protection is a rather nuanced process of dealing with the…
  • Feb 7

    Adopted Children & Arizona’s Intestacy Statute

    Adopted Children & Arizona’s Intestacy Statute
    If a person dies without a will in Arizona, can that person's children who were adopted by another person or persons still inherit from the decedent's probate estate? It depends. Arizona's Intestacy statue provides the following, in part: B.…
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Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Covers upcoming and decided appeals of interest to Canadian businesses and professions. By McCarthy Tétrault LLP

http://www.canadianappeals.com
  • Feb 16

    The Supreme Court of Canada provides limited guidance on the constitutionality of immunity clauses for tribunal

    The Supreme Court of Canada provides limited guidance on the constitutionality of immunity clauses for tribunal
    By Patrick Williams In Ernst v. Alberta Energy Regulator, 2017 SCC 1, the Court split 4-4-1 over the constitutionality of an immunity clause in favour of the Alberta Energy Regulator (the “Board”). The case was resolved largely on…
  • Feb 8

    The Year Ahead: Ten Top Appeals to Watch in 2017

    The Year Ahead: Ten Top Appeals to Watch in 2017
    By Kelli McAllister and Sara D.N. Babich The coming year will see our highest court decide a host of appeals of interest to Canadian businesses and professions. The Appeals Monitor is pleased to present our annual forecast of the top ten…
  • Feb 2

    Looking Back – The 10 Most Important Appeals of 2016

    Looking Back – The 10 Most Important Appeals of 2016
    By Ryan MacIsaac and Dextin Zucchi   The Appeals Monitor is pleased to present our annual review of the most significant appellate decisions of the past year. From criminal law to contracts, 2016 was full of exciting developments and we…
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Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

Covers fraud, international law, immigration and business formation. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Feb 16

    Florida Will Contest

    Florida Will Contest
    A Will is a legal document that states a decedents last wishes and distribution of property and funds. Sometimes, for one reason or another, a will is contested. Most Florida will contests are brought by a party who is affected by the will…
  • Feb 12

    The Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Family Law Matter

    The Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Family Law Matter
    In a divorce procedure, one would very often think that he has won the war when he finally gets a judgment condemning the other party to the payment of alimony, child support or any other money. Yet, with globalization and people’s…
  • Feb 9

    Florida Civil Litigation Claims for Fraud

    Florida Civil Litigation Claims for Fraud
    In Florida civil litigation claims for fraud, you can make a claim for fraud based on multiple theories. One theory is fraud in the inducement. Another contrasting theory is fraud in the factum. The post Florida Civil Litigation Claims for…
Rank this Week: 4041

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Feb 16

    Howard Zaharoff Highlights 2016 Copyright Legislative and Regulatory Development

    Howard Zaharoff Highlights 2016 Copyright Legislative and Regulatory Development
    While many are reflecting on the key copyright cases of 2016, Howard Zaharoff states the necessity of noting the important copyright legislative and regulatory developments that also took place. In his most recent article, Howard…
  • Feb 14

    MBBP’s 2016 M&A Year in Review

    MBBP’s 2016 M&A Year in Review
    The MBBP M&A team has extensive experience guiding clients through the complexities of M&A transactions in diverse markets. Over the last decade, we have represented hundreds of publicly-traded and privately-held companies in…
  • Feb 10

    MBBP’s Shannon Zollo and Josh French Discuss Quickly Enacting Trump Administration Policies in BBJ Article

    MBBP’s Shannon Zollo and Josh French Discuss Quickly Enacting Trump Administration Policies in BBJ Article
        In an article in the Boston Business Journal, Corporate partner Shannon Zollo and corporate senior attorney Josh French discuss the importance for the Trump administration to act quickly in enacting new policies that were…
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The Venture Alley

The Venture Alley

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

http://www.theventurealley.com
  • Feb 15

    SVB’s Annual Startup Outlook Report

    SVB’s Annual Startup Outlook Report
    As a Valentine’s Day gift to the community, Silicon Valley Bank issued is eighth annual Startup Outlook Report, resulting from a survey of nearly 950 technology and healthcare executives in startups, most based in…
  • Feb 13

    Corporate Venture Capital Compensation Snapshot

    Corporate Venture Capital Compensation Snapshot
    For some time now, corporate venture capital (CVC) has been a significant part of the funding ecosystem. According to Pitchbook, in 2016 alone over $20 billion was invested in 745 US venture deals in which CVC participated.  CVC is…
  • Jan 26

    The dilutive impact of VC funding on founder ownership

    The dilutive impact of VC funding on founder ownership
    Below are three charts compliments of J.Thelander Consulting and PitchBook that illustrate the dilutive impact over time of venture funding on founder ownership levels. These charts are the result of J.Thelander Consulting’s…
Rank this Week: 1794

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/
  • Feb 15

    Federal Circuit Rules on What Constitutes Use of a Trademark in Commerce

    Federal Circuit Rules on What Constitutes Use of a Trademark in Commerce
    Trademark registration grants the exclusive right to the registrant to use a name, phrase, or logo in commerce. The Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1051 et seq., governs this process and provides measures for the enforcement of trademark rights.…
  • Jan 31

    New Federal Law Prohibits Businesses from Penalizing Customers for Bad Online Review

    New Federal Law Prohibits Businesses from Penalizing Customers for Bad Online Review
    Most businesses must maintain an online presence these days in order to succeed. Even if a business does not provide any kind of online service, consumers are still likely to look for a website or social media profile. Many consumers will…
  • Jan 31

    New Federal Law Prohibits Businesses from Penalizing Customers for Bad Online Review

    New Federal Law Prohibits Businesses from Penalizing Customers for Bad Online Review
    Most businesses must maintain an online presence these days in order to succeed. Even if a business does not provide any kind of online service, consumers are still likely to look for a website or social media profile. Many consumers will…
Rank this Week: 2858

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

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

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3462

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
Rank this Week: 3112

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

Covers intellectual property, entrepreneurship, technology, social media, fashion and entertainment

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Feb 15

    Behnaz Farahi – Wearable Technology

    Behnaz Farahi – Wearable Technology
    Behnaz Farahi is a fashion designer, architect, and interaction designer who is currently working towards a PhD in Interdisciplinary Media Arts and Practices at the University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts. Her work…
  • Feb 14

    Experience Black History Month 2017 Through Art

    Experience Black History Month 2017 Through Art
    In celebration of Black History Month, we’ve compiled a list of musical, dance, and theatrical performances, art exhibitions, and films that showcase the work of black artistry. This list is non- exhaustive, and simply…
  • Nov 28

    Now Accepting Article Submissions for 2017!

    Now Accepting Article Submissions for 2017!
    Article Submissions Interested contributing to the Creative Arts Advocate?  Creative Arts Advocate is always accepting submissions of articles that address topics relating to the arts and/or areas of intellectual property law. Spend some…
Rank this Week: 2845

Wisconsin Business Law Blog

Wisconsin Business Law Blog

By Schober & Mitchell, S.C.

http://www.wisconsinbusinesslawblog.com
  • Feb 14

    Federal “Right to Yelp” Law Enacted

    Federal “Right to Yelp” Law Enacted
    Effective March 14, 2017, consumers will have what is being called by some, a “Right to Yelp”. The Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 (“CRFA”) was enacted in December 2016, and prohibits businesses from…
  • Oct 10

    How Tom Brady’s Suspension Affects Your Busine

    How Tom Brady’s Suspension Affects Your Busine
    For those of you who follow professional football, you are no doubt aware that Tom Brady, the 4-time Super Bowl winning Quarterback for the New England Patriots, recently came back from a suspension for (allegedly) deflating footballs. But…
  • Oct 3

    We’re Headed to Overtime!

    We’re Headed to Overtime!
    Time is running out to plan for some big changes in overtime pay law. Last summer we wrote about a proposed “modernization” in the Department of Labor’s overtime pay rules. The rule has now gone through the required…
Rank this Week: 2125

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
  • Feb 14

    Law school scholarship policies- markets or social engineering?

    Law school scholarship policies- markets or social engineering?
    Quite a few law school commentators have been talking about the 2016 annual report of the Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE). The report provocatively calls law school merit scholarship policies "engines of inequity." In his…
  • Dec 20

    More interesting California bar tidbit

    More interesting California bar tidbit
    Of note in the otherwise dismal July 2016 California bar exam results is that San Joaquin College of Law in Clovis, California held its own against several ABA-accredited schools on the bar exam. It tied three ABA schools in bar passage rate…
  • Dec 19

    California law school bar passage rates recalculated for the New York bar

    California law school bar passage rates recalculated for the New York bar
    I have been blogging for years about bar exams in general and the California bar exam in particular. One of the themes of my blogging has been how much higher California's required passing score is than the passing score in other states. This…
Rank this Week: 2315

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
  • Feb 14

    Six Tax Tips For The Self-Employed Business Owner

    Six Tax Tips For The Self-Employed Business Owner
    Here are six important tips from the IRS for the self-employed: Self-Employed Taxpayers. Sole proprietors and independent contractors are two types of self-employment. Taxes can be complex for the self-employed. Check out the IRS Self…
  • Dec 22

    Things You Can Do Now To Save IRS Federal Taxes For All Of 2016

    Things You Can Do Now To Save IRS Federal Taxes For All Of 2016
    YEAR END TAX PLANNING TIPS FROM MY FRIENDS AT FREEMAN TAX LAW IN BIRMINGHAM, MI. FREEMAN TAX LAW "LAST MINUTE" YEAR-END TAX PLANNING ALERTYes, it is that time of year again and as you start thinking about getting your taxes prepared for…
  • Dec 1

    IRS Launches New Online Tool To Assist Taxpayers With Basic Account Information

    IRS Launches New Online Tool To Assist Taxpayers With Basic Account Information
    WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service announced today the launch of an online application that will assist taxpayers with straightforward balance inquiries in a safe, easy and convenient way. This new and secure tool, available…
Rank this Week: 3012

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
Rank this Week: 1541

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/
  • Feb 14

    How do the courts allocate loss amongst innocent victims of a fraud?

    How do the courts allocate loss amongst innocent victims of a fraud?
    Fraudsters are very clever. Many set up elaborate commercial transactions for the purpose of absconding with someone else’s money.  By the time the scheme is discovered, an innocent victim is usually out of pocket, often for large…
  • Feb 8

    Search and Ye May Find Something Else: Use of Competitors’ Names in Keyword Advertising and Domain

    Search and Ye May Find Something Else: Use of Competitors’ Names in Keyword Advertising and Domain
    Introduction In Vancouver Community College v Vancouver Career College (Burnaby) 2017 BCCA 41, the British Columbia Court of Appeal found that Vancouver Community College (“VCC”) had established the tort of passing off against…
  • Jan 30

    BC Court of Appeal Reaffirms Finality of Arbitration Decision

    BC Court of Appeal Reaffirms Finality of Arbitration Decision
    The recent decision of the British Columbia Court of Appeal in Chriscan Enterprises Ltd. v. St. Pierre, 2016 BCCA 442, reminds those who elect to resolve their business disputes through arbitration that decisions of the arbitrator, even those…
Rank this Week: 5082

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers business-related legal current events and topics in areas including: litigation, labor law, creditors' remedies, real estate law, mediation and arbitration, construction law, intellectual property, and more.

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

    Protecting your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work

    Protecting your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work
    I cannot tell you how many times this has happened: The phone rings…it is a board member frantically telling me a story that starts out…we were referred to a company that (pick one): my brother in law swears by; another…
  • Feb 7

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine
    Last month, President Obama and Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced their final ruling regarding overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Final Ruling: Extend Overtime Pay Protections The Overtime Final Rule…
  • Jan 31

    Duties of Homeowner Association Board of Director

    Duties of Homeowner Association Board of Director
    Ok, you have volunteered to serve on the board of your non-profit association.  You attend your first board meeting.  You start to vote on various issues.  What guides you in making your decisions?  Under the Minnesota…
Rank this Week: 2259

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/
  • Feb 14

    Protecting your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work

    Protecting your Homeowner Association in Contracted Work
    I cannot tell you how many times this has happened: The phone rings…it is a board member frantically telling me a story that starts out…we were referred to a company that (pick one): my brother in law swears by; another…
  • Feb 7

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine

    The Overtime Final Ruling: What It Means for Your Busine
    Last month, President Obama and Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced their final ruling regarding overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Final Ruling: Extend Overtime Pay Protections The Overtime Final Rule…
  • Jan 31

    Duties of Homeowner Association Board of Director

    Duties of Homeowner Association Board of Director
    Ok, you have volunteered to serve on the board of your non-profit association.  You attend your first board meeting.  You start to vote on various issues.  What guides you in making your decisions?  Under the Minnesota…
Rank this Week: 2481

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Covers commercial and civil litigation in New York.

http://www.nylitigationfirm.com/blog
Rank this Week: 3008

ACA Review

ACA Review

Covers labor and employment, tax, employee benefits and healthcare law issues associated with the Affordable Care Act. By Balch & Bingham LLP.

http://www.acareview.com/
  • Feb 13

    Developments February 6 – 10: Is the Price Right?

    Developments February 6 – 10: Is the Price Right?
    During the week reviewed, no new bill was introduced which, if passed, would repeal or replace the Affordable Care Act, and little else happened at the three main ACA enforcement agencies – DOL, HHS and IRS. Department of Labor The…
  • Feb 9

    2015 Form 1095-C Penalty Letters: Have You Got Mail?

    2015 Form 1095-C Penalty Letters: Have You Got Mail?
    Since late December, 2016, many Applicable Large Employer Members have received IRS Letter 5699 from a Tax Compliance Officer at an address in Florence, Kentucky.  The “Dear Taxpayer” letter is headed: “Request for…
  • Feb 6

    The End of the Beginning: Developments January 27 – February 5

    The End of the Beginning: Developments January 27 – February 5
    Nothing resembling a repeal/replace consensus bill emerged from any committee in either chamber during the survey period.  Instead, in a Fox News interview broadcast just before the Super Bowl, the President confessed that ACA repeal may…
Rank this Week: 2798

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 12

    FLSA law suits - settlements that get approved

    FLSA law suits - settlements that get approved
    We recently handled an FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) lawsuit in the Eastern District of Virginia (VA Federal Court). After a bit of back and forth, we agreed on a settlement. I wanted to post a couple of pointers on how to handle FLSA…
  • Jan 26

    Asking for forgiveness from the IRS -- Form 843

    Asking for forgiveness from the IRS -- Form 843
    Source: http://politicalhumor.about.com/od/taxes/ss/tax-cartoons.htm#step4With tax season rolling around, we've received numerous questions regarding how to avoid paying penalties. Usually, we ask that clients come to us before the IRS…
  • Jan 14

    Cats Paw theory of EEO liability (employment discrimination)

    Cats Paw theory of EEO liability (employment discrimination)
    Source: Lean Business ClubI am in the middle of a case with the Department of Defense (DoD), and it's a rather interesting fact pattern that I thought I would share. In this instance, my client is alleging that a team lead, not his…
Rank this Week: 1516

Nina's Blog

Nina's Blog

Covers business law. By the Law Office of Nina Yablok.

http://blog.yablok.com/
  • Feb 12

    Crowdfunding – the bright shiny object in the investi

    Crowdfunding – the bright shiny object in the investi
    The answer to the eternal question of the Underpants Gnomes:   is …. drum roll please…. Crowdfunding Imagine this: it’s 3:00am. You have an idea.  Oddly, you remember it at 7:00am when your alarm rings. Amazingly…
  • Nov 3

    Blue Apron Review – After One Month

    Blue Apron Review – After One Month
    I am famous (or infamous) for my attraction to bright shiny objects.  Getting all excited about a new piece of software, new toy or new service and then getting bored or finding the bugs after a little while is typical for me.  So I…
  • Oct 3

    Blue Apron Meal #2

    Blue Apron Meal #2
    Well we didn’t eat our second Blue Apron meal of the week last night – we went out for dinner and saw Vertigo. But we had it tonight.  We often go out for Sushi on Thursdays because I go to the gym right before dinner and…
Rank this Week: 3058

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Covers news about and opinions issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the sixth Circuit with an emphasis on business cases. By Squire Sanders.

http://www.sixthcircuitappellateblog.com/
  • Feb 11

    Sixth Circuit Labor Case

    Sixth Circuit Labor Case
    Labor law and regulation has recently been a contentious topic of litigation and policymaking. That promises to continue through 2017, and we expect the Sixth Circuit to issue important decisions in this area. The Trump administration has…
  • Feb 9

    Sixth Circuit Provides Guidance in Trademark Case

    Sixth Circuit Provides Guidance in Trademark Case
    In NetJets, Inc. v. IntelliJet Group, LLC, the Sixth Circuit offered important interpretations, regarding trademark infringement, of both federal law and Ohio common law on trademarks. In a careful and deliberate analysis that in part…
  • Jan 27

    Sixth Circuit: Foster Parents Can Enforce Right to Foster Care Payments Under Federal Law

    Sixth Circuit: Foster Parents Can Enforce Right to Foster Care Payments Under Federal Law
    A unanimous panel of the Sixth Circuit held today in D.O., et al. v. Glisson that the Child Welfare Act creates a private right to foster-care maintenance payments enforceable by a foster parent under 42 U.S.C. § 1983.  The CWA…
Rank this Week: 1808

Corporate Social Responsibility…

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law

Covers corporate governance, human rights, trade and transparency. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.csrandthelaw.com
  • Feb 10

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

    Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely
    It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: a federal court decision holding that U.S.-based companies may be…
  • Feb 6

    SEC Issues a Call for Comments on All Aspects of the Conflict Minerals Rule

    SEC Issues a Call for Comments on All Aspects of the Conflict Minerals Rule
    On January 31, the Acting Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), Michael Piwowar, issued an call for comments with regard to the conflict minerals rule. The rule was originally adopted by the SEC in August…
  • Feb 4

    The Fall of Section 1504: Congress Votes to Repeal the Revenue Transparency Rule

    The Fall of Section 1504: Congress Votes to Repeal the Revenue Transparency Rule
    Congress passed a joint resolution this week expressing its disapproval of the revenue transparency rule issued last June by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The rule, issued pursuant to Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Act, required…
Rank this Week: 1926

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/
  • Feb 10

    FTC Requires that iSpring’s “Built in USA” Claims Hold Water

    FTC Requires that iSpring’s “Built in USA” Claims Hold Water
    On February 1, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and iSpring Water Systems, LLC (“iSpring”) reached a settlement regarding its false, misleading, and unsupported claims that its water filtration systems…
  • Dec 29

    FTC Grants Summary Judgment Against California Naturel, Inc. Falsely Advertising “Sun Blocked” Sunscreen Product

    FTC Grants Summary Judgment Against California Naturel, Inc. Falsely Advertising “Sun Blocked” Sunscreen Product
    In its opinion in In re California Naturel, Inc., the Federal Trade Commission held that the California Naturel, Inc. advertising promoting its “all natural” sunscreen on its website as containing “only the purest, most…
  • Nov 15

    Don’t Lose Your DMCA Safe Harbor Protection!

    Don’t Lose Your DMCA Safe Harbor Protection!
    The U.S. Copyright Office’s new electronic system for copyright-agent registration and maintenance goes into effect on December 1, 2016, and with it comes new rules. Beginning December 1, all online service providers must submit new…
Rank this Week: 1903

Unfair Business Practices

Unfair Business Practices

Focuses on unfair business and trade practices. By Williams Mullen.

http://unfairbusinesspractices.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 5033

Moses & Moses Law Blog

Moses & Moses Law Blog

A corporate, family and tax law blog. By Moses & Moses, P.C.

http://www.mosespc.com/blog/
  • Feb 10

    Keeping Your Advance Directive for Health Care Handy

    Keeping Your Advance Directive for Health Care Handy
    An essential part of your estate plan is an Advance Directive for Health Care (Advance Directive) yet clients rarely have them available when needed – like going to the emergency room (ER). As elder law and estate planning attorneys, we…
  • Jan 20

    The Special Needs Trust Fairness Act

    The Special Needs Trust Fairness Act
    Congress finally passed the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act and the President signed it into law on December 13, 2016. The most important part of the bill is that it allows individuals with disabilities, who have capacity, to create their…
  • Jan 10

    What about Dementia?

    What about Dementia?
    Dementia results in the inability to process thought. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. and affects about 8 million people. There is no way to predict whom it will affect, when it will attack or how long it will last. The…
Rank this Week: 2223

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/
  • Feb 10

    Litigators beware: two acts designed to curb litigation abuse

    Litigators beware: two acts designed to curb litigation abuse
    On January 30, 2017, the House Judiciary Committee received two bills that could have a significant impact on litigators and their clients. One bill seeks to impose mandatory penalties on lawyers, law firms, and parties who file frivolous…
  • Feb 8

    Executive Order Impacts H-1B Visa Petition

    Executive Order Impacts H-1B Visa Petition
    President Trump signed an Executive Order on January 27th banning entry into the United States by people from seven Muslim-majority countries. Other Executive Orders, including one affecting temporary visas, have been drafted by the new…
  • Feb 3

    Federal legislators take steps to repeal Davis-Bacon Act

    Federal legislators take steps to repeal Davis-Bacon Act
    Federal legislators have renewed steps to repeal -- or at least undermine -- the prevailing wage requirements under the Davis-Bacon Act, which mandates payment of prevailing wages and benefits to workers employed under federally-funded or…
Rank this Week: 1297

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://www.fashioncounsel.com/
  • Feb 10

    Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016: What Brands Need to Know About This New Consumer Review Law

    Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016: What Brands Need to Know About This New Consumer Review Law
    What’s the News? Before leaving office, President Obama signed into law the Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 (CRFA), which protects consumers engaging in consumer reviews. The CRFA voids a contract if it prohibits or restricts an…
  • Feb 6

    FTC Settlement Shows Agency Remains Focused on “Made in USA” Claim

    FTC Settlement Shows Agency Remains Focused on “Made in USA” Claim
    The Federal Trade Commission has announced a proposed settlement and consent order in its investigation of a US-based water filtration company, iSpring Water Systems, concerning that company’s representations that its products are…
  • Feb 2

    FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Lead Levels in Cosmetic

    FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Lead Levels in Cosmetic
    The US Food and Drug Administration recently issued draft guidance establishing an upper limit for lead levels in externally applied cosmetics of 10 parts per million (ppm) of lead. FDA’s upper limit lead restriction applies to lip…
Rank this Week: 3077

Indiana Business Lawyer Blog

Indiana Business Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Indiana Communication Services – FCC Broadband Privacy Protection Order

    Indiana Communication Services – FCC Broadband Privacy Protection Order
    On November 2, 2016, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) released their broadband privacy protection order, which came almost 18 months after the FCC reclassified broadband internet service (BIAS) as a common carrier telecommunication…
  • Jan 19

    FCC is Seeking Input on Wireless Communications Site Deployment

    FCC is Seeking Input on Wireless Communications Site Deployment
    Section 253(c) of the Communications Act, as amended in 1996, prohibits any “state or local statute or regulation, or other state or local legal requirement” to “have the effect of prohibiting the ability of any entity to…
  • Jan 5

    Utility Easement Not Materially Impaired by Intersection Expansion

    Utility Easement Not Materially Impaired by Intersection Expansion
    On December 16, 2016, the Court of Appeals found that “the reasonable necessity of an intersection expansion outweighed whatever injurious effect that expansion would have on an electric utility’s enjoyment of its easement.”…
Rank this Week: 3437

Indiana Business Law Blog

Indiana Business Law Blog

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

https://businesslaw.smithrayl.com/blog/
  • Feb 9

    Seventh Circuit Decides Indiana Nonprofit Corporation Case, Part 1: Board of Director

    Seventh Circuit Decides Indiana Nonprofit Corporation Case, Part 1: Board of Director
    Last week, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals decided Doermer v. Callen, No. 15-3734 (7th Cir. Feb. 1, 2017), a case that illustrates and implicates several important aspects of Indiana nonprofit corporation law. Over the next few posts,…
  • Jan 27

    No Privilege in Indiana for Unlicensed Social Workers, Part I

    No Privilege in Indiana for Unlicensed Social Workers, Part I
    The privilege for communications between a social worker and her client does not apply if the social worker is unlicensed, even if the social worker is not legally required to be licensed. The post No Privilege in Indiana for Unlicensed…
  • Jan 20

    Choice of Law, Designation of Forum, and Senate Bill 171

    Choice of Law, Designation of Forum, and Senate Bill 171
    A bill introduced in the Indiana General Assembly would reduce the freedom of Indiana companies to negotiate their own contracts. The post Choice of Law, Designation of Forum, and Senate Bill 171 appeared first on Indiana Business Law Blog.
Rank this Week: 3888

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Feb 8

    Articles Relating to Repealing the Johnson Amendment

    Articles Relating to Repealing the Johnson Amendment
    Plenty of articles regarding whether to repeal or relax the Johnson Amendment. Here is a sample: Chronicle of Philanthropy: Doug White, “Mr. Trump, Let’s End the Hypocrisy and Deny Tax Breaks to Churches" Tax Prof Blog: collecting…
  • Feb 6

    Is the Emporer Naked? Non-Enforcement of Tax-Exempt Organization Law

    Is the Emporer Naked? Non-Enforcement of Tax-Exempt Organization Law
    In this post on the Surly Subgroup, Prof. Lloyd Mayer discusses the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of the IRS as a regulator of the nonprofit sector. Here is the opening paragraph: The Donald J. Trump Foundation admits to illegal…
  • Feb 3

    That's me in the corner/ that's me in the spotlight/ losing my religion*

    That's me in the corner/ that's me in the spotlight/ losing my religion*
    ...but gaining a tax deduction! At the recent National Prayer Breakfast, President Trump stated: It was the great Thomas Jefferson** who said, the God who gave us life, gave us liberty. Jefferson asked, can the liberties of a nation be...
Rank this Week: 4903

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Feb 8

    What Franchisors Need to Know about the New SBA Lending Rules - Capital Area Franchise Association

    What Franchisors Need to Know about the New SBA Lending Rules - Capital Area Franchise Association
    SBA senior staff announced that the long-awaited changes to the franchise affiliation process are about to be issued through the release of a new SOP (Standard Operating Procedure). SBA indicated the SOP will include a one-page addendum that…
  • Feb 4

    LinkedIn Etiquette -- When is it Required to be Personal - Marketing

    LinkedIn Etiquette -- When is it Required to be Personal - Marketing
    There are a number of different ways to expand your reach in LinkedIn. Getting your message out to more people, more people that will act upon your message. You need a small number of relevant, tightly connected groups of...
  • Feb 1

    Introduction to Social Prospecting - Franchise-Prospecting

    Introduction to Social Prospecting - Franchise-Prospecting
    Introduction: Who Do You Know? In the early days of franchising, franchisors found new operators by asking "who do you know?". For example, Colonel Harland David Sanders left Kentucky in search of great restaurant operators who…
Rank this Week: 3310

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3881

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

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

http://cybersecurity.jmbm.com/
  • Feb 8

    Cybersecurity and Ransomware – It can get ugly when a hacker takes control of your smart building

    Cybersecurity and Ransomware – It can get ugly when a hacker takes control of your smart building
    Cyber risk affects businesses of every size and industry. A data breach can lead to negative publicity, loss of customer confidence and potential lawsuits. There can be a variety of unanticipated – and costly – business…
  • Dec 28

    Risk Assessment – the Key to Risk Management

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

    Cybersecurity Law in 2017 – Predictions and Prognostication

    Cybersecurity Law in 2017 – Predictions and Prognostication
    December is the month for predictions.  During this month, commentators of all sorts and in all areas predict the trends and actions that will impact us during the coming year.  While speculating the future is a questionable…
Rank this Week: 2547

Footnoted

Footnoted

Reports on actionable information in SEC filings.

http://www.footnoted.com/
  • Feb 8

    On Intuitive Surgical’s trifecta of event

    On Intuitive Surgical’s trifecta of event
    Intuitive Surgical warned about a trifecta of events in its recent 10-K
  • Jan 12

    2016: The year in filing

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

    Post-election disclosure

    Post-election disclosure
    It’s now been three weeks since Americans elected Donald Trump as the nation’s next President. While Trump doesn’t take office until Jan. 20, 2017, we’ve seen a number of interesting disclosures in SEC filings related…
Rank this Week: 3096

Federal Securities Law Blog

Federal Securities Law Blog

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

http://www.fedseclaw.com/
  • Feb 7

    FTC revises HSR and interlocking directorate threshold

    FTC revises HSR and interlocking directorate threshold
    The Federal Trade Commission has announced annual filing threshold revisions under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Antitrust Improvements Act that set new antitrust reporting standards. Jay Levine, our colleague at Antitrust Law Source, provides…
  • Jan 23

    SEC enforces rules regarding use of non-GAAP measures and undisclosed perk

    SEC enforces rules regarding use of non-GAAP measures and undisclosed perk
    Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) made good on its promises to enforce violations of its non-GAAP financial measure disclosure rules. MDC Partners agreed to pay a $1.5 million dollar penalty to settle the SEC’s…
  • Dec 9

    Supreme Court affirms family insider trading conviction

    Supreme Court affirms family insider trading conviction
    On Tuesday, The United States Supreme Court unanimously affirmed an insider trading conviction by finding that inside information exchanged between relatives violates federal security laws. The case is Salman v. United States. The decision…
Rank this Week: 4265

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Feb 6

    Consumer Review Protection Now Part of Federal Law

    Consumer Review Protection Now Part of Federal Law
    Consumer review protection now is part of federal law. Specifically, in December 2016, Congress passed, and then-President Obama signed, the Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016, 15 USC Section 45b. Interestingly, this law has some…
  • Dec 23

    Constructive Notice Makes Sense – Here’s Why

    Constructive Notice Makes Sense – Here’s Why
    This post is about a legal concept, constructive notice. Its origin is a Quora answer that I provided. Please see If nobody reads the Terms of Service then how can they legally be acceptable as a disclaimer? Requiring that Terms Be…
  • Nov 21

    How Can I Calculate My Share Ownership Percentage?

    How Can I Calculate My Share Ownership Percentage?
    I am writing this post about calculating one’s share ownership percentage because of an email exchange I had on behalf of a client. We had formed a Delaware corporation with 10 million authorized shares. Of the authorized shares, 8…
Rank this Week: 4802

McNamee, Lochner, Titus &…

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

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

http://www.mltw.com/news-events/
Rank this Week: 2501

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

Covers corporate law, securities law, intellectual property, and social entrepreneurship. By Arina Shulga.

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Feb 6

    Are Terms of Use and Other Online Agreements Real and Binding Contracts?

    Are Terms of Use and Other Online Agreements Real and Binding Contracts?
    It used to be that people would enter into binding agreements by manually signing them. A signature manifested the two required aspects of forming a binding contract: a notice and an assent, i.e., the signatory has read the agreement and…
  • Feb 2

    How to Form a Delaware Corporation (Correctly)

    How to Form a Delaware Corporation (Correctly)
    Forming a Delaware corporation is pretty straightforward for those who have done it many times before.  You just have to follow the steps.  Skipping any of them may hurt the founders later on, when they find out that they are not…
  • Feb 1

    Filing Delaware Annual Report Made Easy

    Filing Delaware Annual Report Made Easy
    Once a year, all domestic Delaware corporations must file an annual report and pay Delaware franchise tax.  They have to do so before March 1.  Missed deadline will result in a $125 penalty plus 1.5% monthly interest rate on the…
Rank this Week: 3729

Global Trade & Sanctions Law

Global Trade & Sanctions Law

Covers business law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.globaltradeandsanctionslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2591