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DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

Covers mergers & acquisitions. From editor Broc Romanek, who is also editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net.

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Apr 28

    What Does a “Best Efforts” Covenant Mean?

    What Does a “Best Efforts” Covenant Mean?
    “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” – Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride Very few deal lawyers have escaped extended battles over whether a client is obligated to use its “best…
  • Apr 27

    Private Equity: Practice Points for Investor Side Letter

    Private Equity: Practice Points for Investor Side Letter
    I recently flagged a Nixon Peabody blog about how the Chancery Court’s ESG Capital Partners decision highlighted significant enforceability issues for “side-letters” with private equity fund…
  • Apr 26

    Delaware: Does Corwin Cleanse a Unocal Problem?

    Delaware: Does Corwin Cleanse a Unocal Problem?
    This Fried Frank memo discusses the Chancery Court’s recent decision in In re Paramount Gold and Silver Stockholders Litigation (Del. Ch.; 4/17), which left unanswered the question of whether fully informed shareholder approval under…
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Jerry Burleson

Jerry Burleson

Covers the legal rights of minority shareholders of privately held corporations.

http://www.jerryburleson.com/blog/
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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
  • Apr 27

    Recommended Reading: Is Your Nonfinancial Performance Revealing the True Value of Your Business to Investors?

    Recommended Reading: Is Your Nonfinancial Performance Revealing the True Value of Your Business to Investors?
    This week we highlight a report by Ernst & Young based on three years of research on the linkages between nonfinancial performance and investor decision-making. The data concludes that with regards to environmental, social and governance…
  • Apr 20

    Recommended Reading: Proxy Season Preview: Shareholder Activism

    Recommended Reading: Proxy Season Preview: Shareholder Activism
    This week we highlight a report by Proxy Monitor on the early filings and voting returns of the 2017 Proxy season. Among early-meeting companies, proposals are evenly split between those relating to corporate governance and those relating to…
  • Apr 13

    What's New in Washington: 10 Things You Need to Know - April 13 Edition

    What's New in Washington: 10 Things You Need to Know - April 13 Edition
    Congress entered into its spring recess on April 7 having delivered regulatory reforms to President Trump’s desk. In the first 75 days of the Trump administration, legislators approved 13 Congressional Review Act resolutions, with…
Rank this Week: 2199

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/
  • Apr 27

    Are your confidentiality agreements up to date?

    Are your confidentiality agreements up to date?
    The Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) provides an important tool for protecting trade secrets from misappropriation by affording owners a federal right of action for misappropriation of trade secrets related to a product or service used, or…
  • Mar 7

    Legislators introduce bill to address BOLI's new interpretation of manufacturing overtime rule

    Legislators introduce bill to address BOLI's new interpretation of manufacturing overtime rule
    We recently reported on BOLI 's new guidance overturning its long-standing interpretation of ORS 652.020, Oregon's overtime rule applicable to manufacturing establishments. The Oregon Legislature has now weighed in on this issue. Under ORS…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2462

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

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

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Apr 27

    Should I Blow The Whistle?

    Should I Blow The Whistle?
    Some basic considerations when thinking of reporting health care fraud Most employees never imagine reporting their employers. No one takes a job with their sights set on clandestinely gathering evidence for a government health care fraud…
  • Apr 25

    Issues for Defense Experts Regarding Infection as a Cause of Brain Damage

    Issues for Defense Experts Regarding Infection as a Cause of Brain Damage
    Cases that involve victims of brain damage can be very challenging, emotional and complicated. I believe to be successful in court, attorneys must be aware of any potential challenges he/she may face. A specific example of this is using…
  • Apr 17

    Instrumental Deliverie

    Instrumental Deliverie
    INSTRUMENTAL DELIVERIES An Important Discussion About Vacuum Deliveries All Effected Families Should Read        “It has been repeatedly shown that under modern conditions, caesarian section, although not devoid of…
Rank this Week: 2225

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/
  • Apr 27

    Antitrust Analysis of Joint Ventures – Part 2

    Antitrust Analysis of Joint Ventures – Part 2
    I’ve begun a new blog series on the antitrust analysis of joint ventures on the Orrick AntitrustWatch blog.  Here’s a link to the second article.  As I wrote there: In this installment, we will unpack some of the major…
  • Feb 2

    Antitrust Analysis of Joint Venture

    Antitrust Analysis of Joint Venture
    I’ve begun a new blog series on the antitrust analysis of joint ventures on the Orrick AntitrustWatch blog.  Here’s a link to the first article.  As I wrote there: Joint ventures (“JVs”) can require…
  • Nov 3

    Tenth Circuit Rules That Invocation of IP Rights Is Presumptively Valid Defense to Antitrust Refusal to Deal Claim

    Tenth Circuit Rules That Invocation of IP Rights Is Presumptively Valid Defense to Antitrust Refusal to Deal Claim
    Embed from Getty Images In SOLIDFX, LLC v. Jeppesen Sanderson, Inc., Case Nos. 15-1079 and 15-1097 (opinion available here), the Tenth Circuit aligned itself with the First and Federal Circuits to hold that the invocation of intellectual…
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Pleasanton Business & Commercial…

Pleasanton Business & Commercial Law Blog

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

http://www.jgschwartzlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2747

Florida Business Litigation Blog

Florida Business Litigation Blog

Covers topics specifically concerning business litigation, procedural components of civil litigation, case law updates and legal issue analysis. By Jimerson & Cobb, P.A.

http://www.jimersoncobb.com/blog/category/florida-business-litigation/
Rank this Week: 2545

Florida Business Litigation Blog

Florida Business Litigation Blog

Covers business litigation, procedural components of civil litigation, case law updates and legal issue analysis. By Jimerson & Cobb.

http://www.jimersoncobb.com/blog/category/florida-business-litigation/
Rank this Week: 2475

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Analysis and Insight in Retail Law

https://www.huntonretailindustryblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    Washington State Passes New Legislation on Collection and Use of Biometric Identifier

    Washington State Passes New Legislation on Collection and Use of Biometric Identifier
    On April 18, 2017, the state of Washington passed House Bill 1493, which sets forth requirements for businesses who collect and use biometric identifiers for commercial purposes. Under HB 1493, a biometric identifier includes a fingerprint,…
  • Apr 26

    IT/Procurement Leadership Forum Hosted in Charlotte & Dalla

    IT/Procurement Leadership Forum Hosted in Charlotte & Dalla
    Join Hunton & Williams for in-person IT/Procurement Leadership Forums in Charlotte and Dallas in May. Our program topics include software audits and contract lifecycle management. This blog post contains registration links. ……
  • Apr 25

    Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup

    Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup
    This past week, several consumer actions made headlines that affect the retail industry. Continue reading for our weekly roundup. … Continue Reading
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iVLG Business Law Blog

iVLG Business Law Blog

Covers news, strategy and legal services of businesses and entrepreneurs. By inVigor Law Group PLLC.

http://www.invigorlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 27

    Qualified Small Business Stock—what is it, and why should you care?

    Qualified Small Business Stock—what is it, and why should you care?
    Investors can take $10 million in gains tax free on qualified small business stock. This post discusses what companies & investors should know about QSBS.... Read More The post Qualified Small Business Stock—what is it, and why…
  • Apr 24

    News Roundup: “On-Demand Apparel Manufacturing”, Startups and Bankruptcy, and Music Piracy

    News Roundup: “On-Demand Apparel Manufacturing”, Startups and Bankruptcy, and Music Piracy
    A collection of this week's Seattle-area business law news and events: Amazon's new patent, startups and bankruptcy, the history of music piracy, etc.... Read More The post News Roundup: “On-Demand Apparel Manufacturing”, Startups…
  • Apr 14

    News Roundup: New Angel Investors, Seattle Divestment, Butter Trademark Dispute

    News Roundup: New Angel Investors, Seattle Divestment, Butter Trademark Dispute
    News roundup features info on a new group of Seattle angel investors, how to have good relationships with your investors, and a cheese trademark dispute.... Read More The post News Roundup: New Angel Investors, Seattle Divestment, Butter…
Rank this Week: 3891

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Covers government contract issues including contract formation, strategies, bid protests and contract interpretation. By Crowell Moring.

http://www.governmentcontractslegalforum.com/
Rank this Week: 4783

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

Swiss blawg covering a broad range of Swiss and international laws.

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Apr 26

    Eidgenössischer Datenschutz- und Öffentlichkeitsbeauftragter (EDÖB) veröffentlicht Erläuterungen zu Stimmerkennungsverfahren

    Eidgenössischer Datenschutz- und Öffentlichkeitsbeauftragter (EDÖB) veröffentlicht Erläuterungen zu Stimmerkennungsverfahren
    Der Eidgenössische Datenschutz- und Öffentlichkeitsbeauftragte (EDÖB) veröffentlichte auf seiner Webseite Erläuterungen zu Stimmerkennungsverfahren. In diesem Zusammenhang hält der EDÖB u.a. folgendes…
  • Apr 10

    Grundbuchämter des Kantons Bern - Handbuch

    Grundbuchämter des Kantons Bern - Handbuch
    Die Grundbuchführung im Kanton Bern ist derzeit daran, ein elektronisches Handbuch für den Verkehr mit den Grundbuchämtern und die Grundbuchführung zu erstellen. Seit dem 6. April 2017 sind drei neue Artikel…
  • Apr 5

    Wohnungsinventare der Gemeinden publiziert

    Wohnungsinventare der Gemeinden publiziert
    Gemäss einer Medienmitteilung vom 31. März 2017 hat das Bundesamt für Raumentwicklung zum ersten Mal die Wohnungsinventare der Gemeinden publiziert. Anhand jener Inventare lässt sich der Anteil der Zweitwohnungen in den…
Rank this Week: 2061

Global Trade & Sanctions Law

Global Trade & Sanctions Law

Covers business law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.globaltradeandsanctionslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2883

Indiana Business Lawyer Blog

Indiana Business Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.indianabusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 26

    Discretionary Function Immunity

    Discretionary Function Immunity
    The Indiana Supreme Court ruled evidence of more than financing alone must be presented to demonstrate that the City has engaged in a policy-oriented decision making process  in order for discretionary function immunity to apply.…
  • Mar 27

    Broadband Access in Rural Areas and Mandatory E-filing

    Broadband Access in Rural Areas and Mandatory E-filing
    Attorneys practicing in Indiana are well aware that Indiana courts and administrative agencies are moving to “mandatory” electronic filing.  The Indiana Supreme Court’s e-filing project is rolling along, with e-filing…
  • Mar 20

    Liability Limitation for Indiana’s Weekend Warrior

    Liability Limitation for Indiana’s Weekend Warrior
    On February 16, 2017, the Indiana Supreme Court issued an opinion regarding a sports participant’s duty owed to other participants in sports-injury tort cases. Megenity v. Dunn (No. 22D03-1309-CT-1354, decided Feb. 16, 2017). The Court…
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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
  • Apr 26

    In Which Ontario Court Do I Bring My Constitutional Challenge?

    In Which Ontario Court Do I Bring My Constitutional Challenge?
    By Byron Shaw “Can a litigant challenge the constitutional validity of subordinate legislation such as a provincial regulation by bringing an application under Rule 14.05 in Superior Court or is she required to proceed by way of an…
  • Apr 4

    No Place To Hide: Service In States That Are Not Signatories To The Hague Convention

    No Place To Hide: Service In States That Are Not Signatories To The Hague Convention
    By Eric Pellegrino On February 23, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada refused leave to appeal the Court of Appeal’s decision in Xela Enterprises Ltd. v. Castillo: a case in which the Court determined that it is acceptable to serve…
  • Mar 28

    Municipalities Can’t Bike Around Risk Management

    Municipalities Can’t Bike Around Risk Management
    By Shanique Lake On February 16, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada refused leave to appeal the 2016 decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in Campbell v. Bruce (County): a case in which an Ontario municipality that operated a mountain biking…
Rank this Week: 4012

New York Commercial and…

New York Commercial and Construction Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkcommercialconstructionlawyer.com/
  • Apr 26

    Recovery Pitfalls In Home Improvement Dispute

    Recovery Pitfalls In Home Improvement Dispute
    General Business Law § 771 provides a host of requirements for home improvement contracts, chief among them being that such contracts must be in writing and signed by all parties. Additionally, the contract must contain the name,…
  • Apr 17

    Ability To Maintain Lien Foreclosure Claim As An Unauthorized Foreign Corporation

    Ability To Maintain Lien Foreclosure Claim As An Unauthorized Foreign Corporation
    Section 1312(a) of the Business Corporation Law, New York’s “door closing” statute, precludes foreign corporations doing business in the state without authority from maintaining an action in the state.  The purpose of…
  • Mar 28

    Ambiguities in New York Law Regarding Liability for Party Wall Damage

    Ambiguities in New York Law Regarding Liability for Party Wall Damage
    Claims involving adjoining land owners have proliferated in the last several years as construction activities in the New York City area have continued to be especially active. One area of concern, especially for builders of town houses…
Rank this Week: 2537

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2173

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3272

Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orangecountybusinessattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 25

    Los Angeles’ China Fueled Development Boom

    Los Angeles’ China Fueled Development Boom
    One of Lost Angeles’ biggest real estate developments is small potatoes compared to other projects the developer has worked on in China. Metropolis, a $1 billion mixed-use project next to the 110 Freeway, is unprecedented for L.A. but…
  • Apr 20

    Corporate Board Members and Conflicts of Interests are Not a Good Match

    Corporate Board Members and Conflicts of Interests are Not a Good Match
    Corporate board members can have a tremendous, beneficial impact on a company. If they have they company’s best interests at heart and have relevant but diverse backgrounds their input can help guide a company through tough times into…
  • Apr 11

    Hedge Fund That Pushed the Limits May Be a One Billion Dollar Ponzi Scheme

    Hedge Fund That Pushed the Limits May Be a One Billion Dollar Ponzi Scheme
    Investors are always looking for a good return and someone they can trust with their money. All too often that stellar return is the result of fraud and that person who was trusted with millions was lining his own pockets. The latest chapter…
Rank this Week: 2136

Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

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

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

    Selecting an Advisory Board – Do’s & Don’t

    Selecting an Advisory Board – Do’s & Don’t
    Beginning as a part-time college job walking friends’ dogs, Cary Barker’s full time business now employs over 30 college students to walk neighborhood dogs and to deliver them for daily activities to and from his Barkingham Palace…
  • Apr 25

    The Grave Reality of a Cemetery on Your Property

    The Grave Reality of a Cemetery on Your Property
    A huge fan of the Hill Country, Skare D. Katz buys a large piece of undeveloped land from the Solable Family outside of Austin.  Skare D. plans to build a ranch for retirement. One Saturday while Skare D. is visiting the property to…
  • Mar 22

    Crowdfunding or Private Placement Memorandum?

    Crowdfunding or Private Placement Memorandum?
    Spurred by the frenzy of mid-century modern furniture of the 1950s and 1960s returning in popularity, a growing number of collectors are investing in and holding vintage furniture. Capitalizing on that craze, N. Stile Sune’s start-up…
Rank this Week: 4295

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

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

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
  • Apr 25

    Philadelphia’s Salary History Law Temporarily Stayed Pending Lawsuit

    Philadelphia’s Salary History Law Temporarily Stayed Pending Lawsuit
    Amid challenges regarding Philadelphia’s upcoming law prohibiting employers from requesting an applicant’s salary history, the City has agreed not to enforce the upcoming law until after the court has finally resolved the…
  • Apr 7

    DOL Delays Fiduciary Rule

    DOL Delays Fiduciary Rule
    Advisers and financial institutions that provide fiduciary investment advice have an additional 60 days before having to comply with the final regulations defining who is a fiduciary under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974,…
  • Mar 30

    SEC Continues Aggressive Oversight of Separation and Confidentiality Agreement

    SEC Continues Aggressive Oversight of Separation and Confidentiality Agreement
    Last August, we reported on two significant cease-and-desist orders issued by the SEC that, for the first time, found certain language in the confidentiality and release provisions of separation agreements to violate the SEC’s Rule…
Rank this Week: 3181

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

http://indiacorplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 25

    The Contents and Discontents of the National Civil Aviation Policy

    The Contents and Discontents of the National Civil Aviation Policy
    [Guest post by Pratiek Sparsh Samantara, who is a 5thyear BA, LLB (Hons) student at NALSAR Hyderabad]The National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP) was released on 15 of June 2016 with a view to making travel by air more accessible, and the…
  • Apr 19

    Companies Act, 2013: Cross-Border Merger Provisions Notified

    Companies Act, 2013: Cross-Border Merger Provisions Notified
    Under the previous Companies, Act, 1956 (sections 391-394) it was possible for a foreign company to merge with an Indian company, but an Indian company could not be merged with a foreign company. This was intended to ensure that the company…
  • Apr 18

    The MCA’s Drive Against Non-Operative Companie

    The MCA’s Drive Against Non-Operative Companie
    [Guest post by Dheeraj Kumar Sharma, who is an Associate at Vinod Kothari & Co.]IntroductionThe discussion on the existence of non-operative companies is garnering the attention of the corporate sector with special emphasis from various…
Rank this Week: 1467

Pension Risk Matters

Pension Risk Matters

Focuses on pension financial risk issues from a governance and fiduciary perspective. Published by Susan M. Mangiero.

http://www.pensionriskmatters.com/
  • Apr 25

    Investment Fraud and the Role of Trust

    Investment Fraud and the Role of Trust
    This article entitled “Investment Fraud and the Role of Trust” by Dr. Susan Mangiero was originally published on April 19, 2017 in The Fraud Examiner, a publication of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners that is…
  • Apr 9

    Funny Courtroom Film Still Used For Teaching

    Funny Courtroom Film Still Used For Teaching
    I had a chance to watch My Cousin Vinny on television the other night and was reminded how humor is such a powerful storytelling tool. How many times do we remember important concepts because the speaker or writer makes us laugh? Tickling our…
  • Mar 23

    Pension Blog Turns 11 On Same Day As National Fiduciary Day

    Pension Blog Turns 11 On Same Day As National Fiduciary Day
    Last year, I celebrated a decade of posting investment governance insights to Pension Risk Matters. This year, I have two reasons to say "hooray." March 23 marks the eleventh year of posting analyses, research updates and essays about…
Rank this Week: 3482

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/
  • Apr 24

    Dismissal for Chronic Delay – New Six Question Framework

    Dismissal for Chronic Delay – New Six Question Framework
    On April 19, 2017, in Humphreys v Trebilcock, 2017 ABCA 116 (“Humphreys“),  the Alberta Court of Appeal set out six “essential” questions that an adjudicator must ask in order to apply Rule 4.31, the…
  • Apr 6

    Canada’s Anti-Spam Law Gets Teeth, Leaves Opening for Class Action

    Canada’s Anti-Spam Law Gets Teeth, Leaves Opening for Class Action
    Canada already has one of the world’s strictest regimes regulating commercial electronic messages, and, just in time for the country’s 150th birthday, the consequences for breach are about to get much more severe. On July 1, 2017,…
  • Mar 17

    Court of Appeal upholds mortgage exit fee in face of Interest Act challenge

    Court of Appeal upholds mortgage exit fee in face of Interest Act challenge
    Section 8 of the Interest Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. I-15, prohibits any “fine, penalty or rate of interest . . . that has the effect of increasing the charge on the arrears beyond the rate of interest payable on principal money not in…
Rank this Week: 3124

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 24

    Nancy A. Spivey is DBL Law’s New Marketing Director

    Nancy A. Spivey is DBL Law’s New Marketing Director
    CRESTVIEW HILLS, KY – April 24, 2017 – DBL Law is pleased to announce the addition of Nancy A. Spivey as its new Marketing Director. Nancy A. Spivey will provide strategic guidance in managing the firm’s day-to-day marketing…
  • Mar 22

    Statewide Hunger-Relief Effort Comes to Northern Kentucky

    Statewide Hunger-Relief Effort Comes to Northern Kentucky
    Crestview Hills, KY. (March 22, 2017) – DBL Law is pleased to announce that it will be participating in the inaugural Kentucky Legal Food Frenzy from March 27 to April 7, 2017. The Food Frenzy is a statewide fund drive competition among…
  • Jan 30

    Right to Work Legislation in Kentucky

    Right to Work Legislation in Kentucky
    With a Republican majority in both houses of the Kentucky General Assembly for the first time in nearly a century, legislative changes to Kentucky’s labor laws have already begun. In the first few days of the 2017 General Assembly, the…
Rank this Week: 3335

Classified: The Class Action Blog

Classified: The Class Action Blog

A blog focused on the latest class action developments and trends by the attorneys of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://classifiedclassaction.com/
  • Apr 24

    Saved By The Bellwether Trial in the Ninth Circuit

    Saved By The Bellwether Trial in the Ninth Circuit
    Removal under the “mass action” provision of the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) is appropriate when 100 or more plaintiffs take the affirmative step of proposing to try their claims jointly and the claims involve common issues…
  • Apr 18

    2017 Carlton Fields Class Action Survey Highlight

    2017 Carlton Fields Class Action Survey Highlight
    Carlton Fields recently released its sixth annual Class Action Survey, which is based on detailed interviews with general counsel and senior legal officers at 373 companies operating in more than 25 industries. Those individuals shared their…
  • Apr 14

    Class Representatives Do Not Hold Veto Power Over Class Settlement

    Class Representatives Do Not Hold Veto Power Over Class Settlement
    In In re FedEx Ground Package Sys., Inc. Employment Practices Litig., No. 3:05-CV-595 RLM, 2017 WL 632119 (N.D. Ind. Feb. 14, 2017), only one of a total of seven class representatives signed off on accepting a proposed class settlement with…
Rank this Week: 1917

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Apr 24

    How to Fire Employees Without Being Sued

    How to Fire Employees Without Being Sued
    In the spirit of an old proverb that advises that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” this article provides a list of best practices that can help avoid wrongful-termination types of lawsuits and the business…
  • Apr 20

    Proving Lost Profits in a Trade Secrets Case – An Expensive Lesson from a Texas Court of Appeal

    Proving Lost Profits in a Trade Secrets Case – An Expensive Lesson from a Texas Court of Appeal
    Before filing a trade secrets case or in the early stages of such case, a company bringing a lawsuit should always consider the following questions: (1) what damages did we suffer? (2) how do we calculate such damages? (3) how do we prove…
  • Apr 10

    A Two Day Suspension is Not a Materially Adverse Action – Rules the Fifth Circuit

    A Two Day Suspension is Not a Materially Adverse Action – Rules the Fifth Circuit
    An employee must show that unpaid leave caused him or her physical, emotional, or economic harm via some documentation and not just conclusory statements in order to establish a "materially adverse action" by the employer.
Rank this Week: 2079

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/
  • Apr 24

    Preneed Shortfalls: Extended Installment Option

    Preneed Shortfalls: Extended Installment Option
    For consumers who need installments to pay for their preneed arrangement, funeral directors report that the $100 monthly payment is the comfort threshold for most individuals.   For a widow planning her own funeral, the $100 monthly…
  • Apr 19

    The MFT Complaint: Records and the Administration of Consumer Fund

    The MFT Complaint: Records and the Administration of Consumer Fund
    The next issue in our review of the MFT Complaint concerns the State Board allegation that the MFT fails to maintain adequate records to document how much consumers have paid and that the proper amounts were deposited to trust.   In…
  • Apr 13

    Health Care Proxy: Someone with a Backbone

    Health Care Proxy: Someone with a Backbone
    The Conversation Project recently posted a blog entry titled “Somebody with a Backbone”: Tips for Choosing a Health Care Proxy.   We could not agree more with the post’s recommendations about how to go about…
Rank this Week: 4457

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Apr 24

    Body Painter, Natalie Fletcher, Discusses her ‘Bodies Across America” Project

    Body Painter, Natalie Fletcher, Discusses her ‘Bodies Across America” Project
    Body artist Natalie Fletcher blurs the line between landscape and portrait painting: using living, breathing canvases, she blends the human body seamlessly into its surroundings. In an exclusive interview with Creative Arts Advocate, she…
  • Apr 5

    2017 Film Festival Schedule

    2017 Film Festival Schedule
    The film festival circuit is a crucial way for independent filmmakers to have their voices heard. Festivals can be a few days long or spread out over a week, and frequently feature musical performances, art installations, and other events, in…
  • Mar 30

    Can the Practice of Yoga be Protected by Copyright Law?

    Can the Practice of Yoga be Protected by Copyright Law?
    Yoga. We’ve all tried it to help our aching backs or ease our nagging anxieties. In fact, over 30 million Americans practice yoga, with countless studios across the nation (surprisingly, Alaska has the most studios per capita). The…
Rank this Week: 2735

Kirk Sanders Law Blog

Kirk Sanders Law Blog

Covers North Carolina business and personal injury issues.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blogs/kirksanderslaw
  • Apr 24

    Probate Lost Will North Carolina

    Probate Lost Will North Carolina
    Tags: probate lost will north carolinaWhen a will is missing or lost after someone dies, what should you do?  Many times this occurs because the Last Will & Testament became lost in a tsunami of papers. Sometimes it gets…
  • Jan 23

    Map Act Inverse Condemnation Cases Statu

    Map Act Inverse Condemnation Cases Statu
    Tags: kirby v north carolina department of transportationwinston-salem eminent domain attorneysThe link below discusses the status of the Map Act cases in North Carolina as of January 20, 2017. The Map Act and its cases, namely Kirby v…
  • Dec 13

    NC Partition Attorney

    NC Partition Attorney
    Tags: NC Partition AttorneysA partition of property occurs when the property owners cannot agree. Finally, one says "that's enough, I want out" or "I want my 1/2, you can have your 1/2". If the other side won't buy the other out, then…
Rank this Week: 2979

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Covers North Carolina law.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blog
  • Apr 24

    Probate Lost Will North Carolina

    Probate Lost Will North Carolina
    Tags: probate lost will north carolinaWhen a will is missing or lost after someone dies, what should you do?  Many times this occurs because the Last Will & Testament became lost in a tsunami of papers. Sometimes it gets…
  • Jan 23

    Map Act Inverse Condemnation Cases Statu

    Map Act Inverse Condemnation Cases Statu
    Tags: kirby v north carolina department of transportationwinston-salem eminent domain attorneysThe link below discusses the status of the Map Act cases in North Carolina as of January 20, 2017. The Map Act and its cases, namely Kirby v…
  • Dec 13

    NC Partition Attorney

    NC Partition Attorney
    Tags: NC Partition AttorneysA partition of property occurs when the property owners cannot agree. Finally, one says "that's enough, I want out" or "I want my 1/2, you can have your 1/2". If the other side won't buy the other out, then…
Rank this Week: 3469

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Covers developments in private and public mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. By McCarthy Tetrault.

http://www.canadianmergersacquisitions.com
  • Apr 24

    Investment Canada Act Review Threshold Increases to C$800 Million

    Investment Canada Act Review Threshold Increases to C$800 Million
    By Oliver J. Borgers and Michele Siu Today the pre-closing review threshold that applies to most direct acquisitions of Canadian businesses by non-Canadian[1], non-state owned investors from WTO member states has risen from C$600 million to…
  • Mar 24

    Ontario’s Bulk Sales Act has been repealed

    Ontario’s Bulk Sales Act has been repealed
    By Ian Mak, Jake Irwin, Heidi Gordon and Vanessa Chung On March 22, 2017, Ontario’s Bulk Sales Act (BSA) was repealed, bringing to an end bulk sales legislation in Canada.1 The BSA was enacted in 1917, and was intended to protect…
  • Mar 16

    Canadian Securities Administrators Publish Report and Guidelines on Social Media Use by Reporting Issuer

    Canadian Securities Administrators Publish Report and Guidelines on Social Media Use by Reporting Issuer
    By David E. Woollcombe and Claire Gowdy We recently wrote an article for The Canadian Securities Regulatory Monitor, McCarthy Tétrault’s blog covering securities regulatory developments, that we believe is of…
Rank this Week: 4077

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Apr 24

    In Memoriam of Claude R. "Chip" Bowles Jr.

    In Memoriam of Claude R. "Chip" Bowles Jr.
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP lost a valued partner on April 18, 2017. Claude R. "Chip" Bowles Jr. was an incredibly smart and hardworking attorney who exhibited a conscientious and vigorous commitment to client service. Chip was also a man…
  • Apr 19

    Intellectual Property Audits, Management Programs Have Value

    Intellectual Property Audits, Management Programs Have Value
    Intellectual property has become increasingly complex and inevitably intertwined with many aspects of any organization in today’s fast-moving economy. Sources suggest the value of U.S. IP assets currently exceeds other tangible assets;…
  • Apr 14

    Decanted Trusts Win IRS GST Tax Approval

    Decanted Trusts Win IRS GST Tax Approval
    In a departure from their previously announced position, the IRS recently ruled that trusts which were decanted into new trusts on slightly different terms preserved their favorable grandfathered status against the generation-skipping…
Rank this Week: 2146

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
  • Apr 23

    Court of Chancery Explains When There Is A Basis To Investigate

    Court of Chancery Explains When There Is A Basis To Investigate
    T.J. Rogers v. Cypress Semiconductor Corp., C.A. No. 2017-0070-AGB (April 17, 2017) This decision does a good job of explaining when there is an adequate showing of possible wrongdoing sufficient to justify a books and records inspection. It…
  • Apr 23

    Court Of Chancery Explains Limits Of The Dual Claims Rule

    Court Of Chancery Explains Limits Of The Dual Claims Rule
    Dietrichson v. Knott, C.A. 11965-VCMR (April 19, 2017) Under the well-known Brinckerhoff decision, a claim may be both a direct claim and a derivative claim. When that occurs the complaint need not comply with Rule 32.1 demand requirements.…
  • Apr 23

    Court Of Chancery Explains What Are Direct Claims For An LP

    Court Of Chancery Explains What Are Direct Claims For An LP
    Sehoy Energy LP v. Haven Real Estate Group LLC, C.A. 12387-VCG (April 17, 2017) It matters whether a claim may be characterized as a direct claim belonging to the owners of an entity or as a derivative claim that may only be brought in the…
Rank this Week: 1371

The Schulzke Brief

The Schulzke Brief

Provides commentary on commerce and the law. By Kurt Schulzke.

http://schulzkelaw.com
  • Apr 21

    Materiality: No, the SEC did not write SAB No. 99

    Materiality: No, the SEC did not write SAB No. 99
    Corporate Counsel serves up a mostly excellent article, Securities Law Disclosure Checklist for Alleged (or Confirmed) Misconduct, outlining disclosures that public companies should consider regarding alleged misconduct by…
  • Mar 14

    Preet Bharara’s unprofessional antics confirm his dismissal

    Preet Bharara’s unprofessional antics confirm his dismissal
    Media coverage of President Trump’s firing of Preet Bharara, the so-called “showman Sheriff of Wall Street,” has been breathless and brainless. On this, Glenn Reynolds and I agree: Bharara’s refusal to resign his post…
  • Nov 7

    Doctor’s orders: Follow Georgia advance directives!

    Doctor’s orders: Follow Georgia advance directives!
    What about advance directives for health care? They’re touted as estate plan essentials but do they really work? It turns out that their practical impact depends on the willingness of healthcare providers to read and heed what…
Rank this Week: 3351

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 21

    Technological Innovation Government Program

    Technological Innovation Government Program
    For small businesses looking to conduct research and development, while needing funds to realize their small business technology, check out The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The SBIR "is a highly competitive program that…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1522

AMS Counsel Blawg

AMS Counsel Blawg

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

http://annemariesegal.com/
Rank this Week: 3776

UpCounsel Blog

UpCounsel Blog

About making your business leaner, faster and smarter.

https://www.upcounsel.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2548

Odgers Law Group Blog

Odgers Law Group Blog

Covers California business and estate planning law.

https://odgerslawgroup.com/blog/
  • Apr 20

    How to start a business in Los Angele

    How to start a business in Los Angele
    How do I Start a Business in Los Angeles? Have you considered what it would be like to start a business in Los Angeles but are unsure where to begin? Without the proper knowledge, this can be an exhausting process. This blog post should be a…
  • Apr 13

    Benefits of a California Durable Power of Attorney

    Benefits of a California Durable Power of Attorney
    What is a California Durable Power of Attorney? A California Durable Power of Attorney is a document that authorizes your agent (a person you choose) to manage your financial affairs if you become unable (or unwilling) to manage them…
  • Apr 5

    The Significance of a Pre-Incorporation Agreement

    The Significance of a Pre-Incorporation Agreement
    Corporate ownership or Incorporation is one of the more complex forms of legal ownership of a business. Due to its complexity, it is wise to have a pre-incorporation agreement drafted to get started on the right foot. Pre-Incorporation…
Rank this Week: 1662

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

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

http://cybersecurity.jmbm.com/
  • Apr 20

    Cybersecurity Lawyer — Beyond Tabletop Exercises: Running a Data Breach Drill

    Cybersecurity Lawyer — Beyond Tabletop Exercises: Running a Data Breach Drill
    You spent valuable time and resources crafting a cybersecurity breach action plan. You’ve assembled a multidisciplinary response team. You’ve identified who is responsible for what, and what decision-tree will go into effect. The…
  • Mar 28

    Cybersecurity Programs and the FTC – Staying out of Harm’s Way

    Cybersecurity Programs and the FTC – Staying out of Harm’s Way
    While there is no nationwide cybersecurity program, the Federal Trade Commission has brought more than 50 actions claiming that the cybersecurity practices of a variety of companies in a variety of industries. While these actions have…
  • Mar 21

    Professional Service Firms Ignore Cybersecurity at Their Peril

    Professional Service Firms Ignore Cybersecurity at Their Peril
    Cybersecurity horror stories tend to focus on government agencies, retail outlets, health care institutions, and other companies serving consumers. But business professionals such as lawyers, accountants and business managers are increasingly…
Rank this Week: 1513

New York & New Jersey Business…

New York & New Jersey Business Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newjerseybusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    New Jersey Supreme Court to Consider Consumer Class Action Complaint

    New Jersey Supreme Court to Consider Consumer Class Action Complaint
    Consumer protection laws allow the recovery of damages from businesses for various fraudulent or deceptive practices. These laws tend to define prohibited conduct in very general terms. Businesses that provide goods or services to the general…
  • Apr 6

    New Jersey May Require State Agency to Survey Businesses that Leave the State

    New Jersey May Require State Agency to Survey Businesses that Leave the State
    The overall economic outlook for New Jersey is cautiously optimistic, at least according to some sources. The New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) describes a gradual increase in “business confidence” in its…
  • Mar 16

    “Pay-to-Play” Laws Create Possible Pitfalls for New Jersey Businesse

    “Pay-to-Play” Laws Create Possible Pitfalls for New Jersey Businesse
    Government contracts are a major source of revenue for many businesses, both large and small. In order to prevent corruption, and to avoid the appearance of corruption, Congress, state legislatures, and city councils have enacted laws…
Rank this Week: 3887

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Covers commercial and civil litigation in New York.

http://www.nylitigationfirm.com/blog
  • Apr 20

    The Edge vs. California

    The Edge vs. California
    The most bitter property battle in US history is about to start in California.  Since buying 151 acres more »
  • Mar 31

    Legal Battle Over Misplaced Comma

    Legal Battle Over Misplaced Comma
    A missing ‘comma’ has created a lot of misunderstanding mainly because millions of dollars are at stake because more »
  • Feb 13

    Monsanto sued in Los Angeles County for false advertising

    Monsanto sued in Los Angeles County for false advertising
    Today a class action lawsuit (Case No: BC 578 942) was filed in Los Angeles County, California against more »
Rank this Week: 2403

Great Lakes Customs Law Blog

Great Lakes Customs Law Blog

Covers the intersection of customs law and asset seizures, with a particular focus on reporting on news of U.S. Customs & Border Protection currency seizures from international travelers for failure to report, bulk cash smuggling, or structuring.

http://greatlakescustomslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 19

    CBP Seizes $273,005 in Smuggled Cash

    CBP Seizes $273,005 in Smuggled Cash
    CBP discovered over a quarter-million dollars hidden in the right-rear quarter-panel of a Dodge Durango that was being driven out ... The post CBP Seizes $273,005 in Smuggled Cash appeared first on Great Lakes Customs Law.
  • Apr 13

    CBP Officers Seize Cash Disguised as Dough

    CBP Officers Seize Cash Disguised as Dough
    This article could also be called, CBP seizes “dough,” slang for cash. This seems to me to be a very ... The post CBP Officers Seize Cash Disguised as Dough appeared first on Great Lakes Customs Law.
  • Apr 7

    CBP Seizes Guns & Money to Mexico

    CBP Seizes Guns & Money to Mexico
    Guns, money, and and lawyers; the first two items are what this disjointed story from CBP is about, and the ... The post CBP Seizes Guns & Money to Mexico appeared first on Great Lakes Customs Law.
Rank this Week: 1805

Law Offices of Gregory D. Jordan…

Law Offices of Gregory D. Jordan Blog

Covers business disputes, employment law matters and oil and gas law matters throughout Texas.

http://www.theaustintriallawyer.com/blog/
  • Apr 19

    Texas appeals court’s decision shows importance of wording in noncompete agreement

    Texas appeals court’s decision shows importance of wording in noncompete agreement
    A recent decision by a Texas appeals court demonstrates that the wording of a noncompete agreement must be precise. In the case, East Texas Copy Systems, Inc. v. Player, the Court of Appeals in Texarkana ruled that a noncompete agreement was…
  • Mar 15

    Texas property owners file class-action suit against Devon Energy over royaltie

    Texas property owners file class-action suit against Devon Energy over royaltie
    A class-action lawsuit has been filed by Texas property owners alleging that Devon Energy used sham transactions to underpay natural gas royalties. On January 6, class-action status was granted by U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade in Dallas,…
  • Jan 31

    Investment firms sue oil company, alleging breach of contract

    Investment firms sue oil company, alleging breach of contract
    An oil company was sued by two investment firms in Harris County District Court in Texas over an alleged breach of contract. SSG Advisors, LLC and Chiron Financial LLC filed the lawsuit against Daybreak Oil and Gas Inc., claiming that…
Rank this Week: 1871