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International Counsel

International Counsel

Covers cross-border legal issues impacting the internationalizing company and the in-house international legal function. Published by attorney David Laverty.

http://internationalcounsel.blogspot.com/
  • May 12

    Chinese Investment in the US - Chicago Booth Emerging Markets Summit

    Chinese Investment in the US - Chicago Booth Emerging Markets Summit
    As a second installment from the Chicago Booth Emerging Markets Summit which took place on April 27, one of the sessions focused on Chinese investment in the US. Many had anticipated a greater flow of investment flow into the US during the…
  • May 5

    Private Equity in India - Chicago Booth Emerging Markets Summit

    Private Equity in India - Chicago Booth Emerging Markets Summit
    I will be offering a few blog entries from the Chicago Booth Emerging Markets Summit, which took place on April 27.  Let's start with India, and something of a personal and subjective synopsis of the views presented by Jahangir Aziz…
  • Apr 15

    Overseas Operations Driving Profitability. The Largest US Companies Are Benefiting - What About the Rest?

    Overseas Operations Driving Profitability. The Largest US Companies Are Benefiting - What About the Rest?
    Today's New York Times offers yet another summary of how earnings growth outside of the US can be an important contributor to company performance, yet can be harder to achieve for the under-resourced next tier of companies outside of the very…
Rank this Week: 1238

Atlanta Business Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Business Lawyer Blog

Covers real estate, contracts and agreements. By The Libby Law Firm.

http://www.atlantabusinesslawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1215

US Law Watch

US Law Watch

Provides US legal and regulatory information. By BNA International.

http://www.uslawwatch.com
Rank this Week: 1314

One World International Practice…

One World International Practice Blog

Covers judicial and regulatory decisions as well as topics and trends in international litigation, international dispute resolution, and international investigations, regulatory compliance, and enforcement. By Cadwaladar.

http://blog.internationalpractice.org/
Rank this Week: 1485

New York Business Litigation…

New York Business Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers commercial law and litigation, employment contracts, and consumer law. By The Law Offices of Ira S. Newman.

http://www.newyorkbusinesslitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    Civil Rights Victory in NYC Rent-Control Tug-of-War

    Civil Rights Victory in NYC Rent-Control Tug-of-War
    A same-sex couple in New York City scored a civil rights victory when their landlord agreed to add the wife's name to the rent-controlled apartment unit inhabited by the other before the legal marriage.
  • Aug 10

    NYPD Has New Tool to Amass Evidence in Criminal Case

    NYPD Has New Tool to Amass Evidence in Criminal Case
    A new, technologically-advanced system that integrates video and cameras, license plate readers and crime reports is now being used by investigators with the New York City Police Department in an effort to bolster their cases.
  • Jul 31

    Recession Used an Excuse for Gender Discrimination in NYC?

    Recession Used an Excuse for Gender Discrimination in NYC?
    Our New York City employment lawyers know that women are not expendable assets - fine for when business is going well, but unnecessary when it comes time to belt-tightening. And yet, that is the allegation being made by five female…
Rank this Week: 1629

Meeting the Sin Laws

Meeting the Sin Laws

Covers laws affecting adult entertainment, alcoholic beverages and other vice industries. By Cary Wiggins.

http://meetingthesinlaws.com/
  • Mar 6

    Michigan man files lawsuit over high price of movie popcorn

    Michigan man files lawsuit over high price of movie popcorn
    That’s the title of this article, which appeared in yesterday’s Los Angeles Times (online). Potential Client: So anyway, after adding the hot butter (and up-sizing to an extra-large fountain soda), the bill was, like, huge!  Lawyer:…
  • Feb 22

    Davenport strip club to remain open

    Davenport strip club to remain open
    The Iowa appellate courts continue to impress me (for one). Radio Iowa reports here that the Iowa Court of Appeals‘ decision will stand:
  • Oct 26

    Is the consumption of liquor both a moral obligation and a sacred right?

    Is the consumption of liquor both a moral obligation and a sacred right?
    I doubt it. But don’t tell that to a group known as “Ethereal Enigmatic Euphoric Movement towards Civilized Hedonism, LTD.” That group sued the State of Idaho in federal court:
Rank this Week: 1782

International Corporate Governance

International Corporate Governance

Explores corporate governance in the world's major capital markets. By Allison Garrett.

http://internationalcorpgov.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    News Corporation Governance Issue

    News Corporation Governance Issue
    What began as a phone hacking scandal in the U.K. for News of the World
  • Jun 14

    CG Changes in Singapore

    CG Changes in Singapore
    In a release yesterday, Singapore's Monetary Authority announced the appointment of a Corporate Governance Council to review, revise and augment existing corporate governance rules. Of particular concern is the low number of truly…
  • May 19

    Nigerian CG Change

    Nigerian CG Change
    An article yesterday reports that Nigeria is working to strengthen corporate governance practices.
Rank this Week: 1792

Florida Collection Law Blog

Florida Collection Law Blog

Covers consumer, commercial, and medical debt collection in Florida. By Jorge M. Abril.

http://floridacollectionlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1352

Venture Law Lines

Venture Law Lines

Venture capital and startup business advice. By Suzie Dingwall Williams.

http://venturelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 17

    When University Commercialization Offices Turn Troll

    When University Commercialization Offices Turn Troll
    Bloomberg reports that the patent licensing office at the University of New Mexico has launched a lawsuit against Intel alleging infringement of a UNM patent for a process of making circuit boards.The lawsuit comes on the heels of rumoured…
  • Nov 16

    What to do When Blackberry KIKs You to the Curb

    What to do When Blackberry KIKs You to the Curb
    This morning the blogosphere was abuzz with news that Blackberry had removed KIK from the Blackberry APP World store, without apparently providing any reason for doing so. It's not clear whether this is actually the case, but let's assume for…
  • Sep 23

    Founder CEOs and Severance Agreements: Drafting tips from Mark Hurd

    Founder CEOs and Severance Agreements: Drafting tips from Mark Hurd
    The value of a severance agreements for departing CEOs lies not only in how much they promise to pay, but in what protection it preserves. Mark Hurd's agreement with HP sets out some of the subtleties that you should ensure your own…
Rank this Week: 1309

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Sep 1

    The Somali Pirates of Houston - Franchise Law, Disputes and Compliance.

    The Somali Pirates of Houston - Franchise Law, Disputes and Compliance.
    The Begging Franchise I think of franchising as potentially useful for everything on earth that involves either commerce or religion. All religious organizations are constructed on the franchise model, with set operating rules and payments…
  • Sep 1

    7 Unwanted Ways to Distract Your Audience - Marketing

    7 Unwanted Ways to Distract Your Audience - Marketing
    When building your digital brand through content and social media, it is so important to consider the experience you give to your audience. Creating positive experiences online for your audience will develop trust and keep them coming back…
  • Aug 25

    When Can A Franchisee Continue to Operate if the Franchisor is in Bankruptcy? - Franchise Law, Disputes and Compliance.

    When Can A Franchisee Continue to Operate if the Franchisor is in Bankruptcy? - Franchise Law, Disputes and Compliance.
    When Can A Franchisee Continue United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Decision of 9 July 2012, No. 11-3920, Sunbeam Products, Inc. v. Chicago AM. MFG. LLC, and United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit,...
Rank this Week: 5002

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: 2405

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 2986

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
Rank this Week: 2379

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Business Law and Employment Law. Published By The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.chicagosmallbusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    Are Severance Agreements Good for Employees and Employers?

    Are Severance Agreements Good for Employees and Employers?
    Illinois has seen a number of high profile layoffs recently and there has been a lot of news about severance payments.  Most notably, earlier this month the University of Illinois said that it planned to pay resigning Chancellor Phyllis…
  • Aug 28

    If Your Employees Described Their Workplace, Would You Recognize It As Your Business?

    If Your Employees Described Their Workplace, Would You Recognize It As Your Business?
      The business world is still reacting to the hard-hitting New York Times article describing Amazon’s hellish work environment and employment practices. The NYT article describes a survival-of-the-fittest corporate culture which…
  • Aug 18

    Newsflash: Happy Healthy Employees Are More Productive Than Sick And Unhappy Employee

    Newsflash: Happy Healthy Employees Are More Productive Than Sick And Unhappy Employee
    Employers have long looked at labor as a cost to their bottom line.  It is this attitude which led to the development of unions and various laws to protect employees from employers with this attitude. However, as our economy moves to a…
Rank this Week: 3349

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Aug 31

    Your Employees Are Probably Doing It, So Have a BYOD Policy

    Your Employees Are Probably Doing It, So Have a BYOD Policy
    People today can (and do) work from anywhere—connected through the Internet, WiFi, and cloud-based platforms with a variety of mobile devices. This makes preventing confidential and proprietary business information from “walking…
  • Aug 28

    Facing a Condemnation? Take These 5 Initial Step

    Facing a Condemnation? Take These 5 Initial Step
    Unlike most types of litigation, a direct condemnation case generally assures the owner of at least some compensation for the property taken. So when an owner approaches an attorney, it’s usually to see if it’s…
  • Aug 26

    How to Get and Handle Retainer Fee

    How to Get and Handle Retainer Fee
    If you’re new to practice, you may have heard of retainer fees but aren’t sure how to get them and whether you can keep them. Here’s a look at the rules and a sample retainer provision to help you out. The key to…
Rank this Week: 2481

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
Rank this Week: 3842

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/
  • Aug 31

    Top Ten Healthcare.gov Subsidy Counties in Each SEC State

    Top Ten Healthcare.gov Subsidy Counties in Each SEC State
    Why should you care? Subsidy certification of even one applicant claiming to be a full-time employee not offered affordable, qualifying 2015 coverage can cause the IRS to assess a non-deductible tax against the applicant’s alleged…
  • Aug 25

    2015 Form 1095-C Reporting: IT Vendor Survey

    2015 Form 1095-C Reporting: IT Vendor Survey
    On August 18, 2014, we posted our, “First Look at ACA Employer Compliance Software.” It’s time for an update. We invited less than a dozen vendors to answer these twenty-two questions. With respect to each 2015 ALE coverage…
  • Aug 12

    Draft 2015 Forms and Instructions for ACA Coverage Offer Information Reporting: Forms 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C, 1095-C and 8809

    Draft 2015 Forms and Instructions for ACA Coverage Offer Information Reporting: Forms 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C, 1095-C and 8809
    At about the same time as last year, the IRS has released draft ACA coverage information reporting Forms and Instructions to be used early next year. There are many small differences and one HUGE difference. The IRS decided not to enforce the…
Rank this Week: 2897

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

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

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    Why You Can’t Really Include Non-accredited Investors in Rule 506 Offering

    Why You Can’t Really Include Non-accredited Investors in Rule 506 Offering
    One common misconception I encounter among startups is the idea that companies raising capital can include non-accredited investors in Rule 506[1] offerings. While it is technically true that a Rule 506 offering may include up to 35…
  • Jul 31

    Summary of the Proposed Amendments to Form ADV and Investment Advisers Act Rule

    Summary of the Proposed Amendments to Form ADV and Investment Advisers Act Rule
    On May 20, 2015, the SEC issued proposed amendments to Form ADV and the Investment Advisers Act rules. In the release, the SEC proposed amendments to Form ADV that would require advisers to disclose additional information, such as information…
  • Jun 30

    Frequently Asked Questions about Regulation A+

    Frequently Asked Questions about Regulation A+
    Back in March, I wrote about proposed revisions to Regulation A, commonly known as “Regulation A+”, which were designed to implement Section 401 of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act). Since then, the SEC issued its…
Rank this Week: 3148

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/
  • Aug 31

    Church Takes Leading Role in Children’s Health Care Initiative

    Church Takes Leading Role in Children’s Health Care Initiative
    As reported in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh has a history of facilitating public policy initiatives centered on improving children’s health. It all reportedly began in the midst of the 1980s…
  • Aug 25

    NJ Hospital Loses Property Tax Exemption

    NJ Hospital Loses Property Tax Exemption
    In a recent opinion, AHS Hospital Corp. v. Town of Morristown, 2015 WL 3956132, the Tax Court of New Jersey revoked the property tax exemption of a non-profit hospital. In a lengthy and wide-ranging opinion, the court surveyed the history...
  • Aug 19

    Fleischer on Mandatory College Endowments in the NYT

    Fleischer on Mandatory College Endowments in the NYT
    Professor Victor Fleischer from the University of San Diego has an opinion piece in today's New York Times advocating an 8% annual required payout for university endowments over $100 million. Such a payout is more than the 5% amount…
Rank this Week: 4458

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/
  • Aug 31

    Section 273 Dissolution – 50/50 Stockholders Required

    Section 273 Dissolution – 50/50 Stockholders Required
    In a prior post, we discussed the dissolution of “joint venture” entities under 8 Del. C. Section 273, along with the requirement that such entities only have two 50/50 stockholders.  Under the statute and related case law,…
  • Aug 17

    Chancery Issues Sanctions for Deposition Misconduct

    Chancery Issues Sanctions for Deposition Misconduct
    In the recent opinion in the consolidated action of In re Shawe & Elting, LLC, C.A. No. 9661-CB (Del. Ch. Aug. 14, 2015), the Court of Chancery granted a motion for sanctions in connection with deposition misconduct of an attorney…
  • Aug 17

    Advancement Claim for Expert Expenses Allowed – Holley v. Nipro Diagnostics, Inc.

    Advancement Claim for Expert Expenses Allowed – Holley v. Nipro Diagnostics, Inc.
    In the third decision issued by the Court of Chancery in connection with the action styled as Holley v. Nipro Diagnostics, Inc., C.A. No. 9679-VCP (Del. Ch. Aug. 14, 2015) (prior posts on the December 23, 2014 Holley I decision can be…
Rank this Week: 2296

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/
  • Aug 31

    Marginal Evidence of Customer Diversion Won’t Support a Price Discrimination Claim

    Marginal Evidence of Customer Diversion Won’t Support a Price Discrimination Claim
    In Cash & Henderson Drugs, Inc v. Johnson & Johnson, Case No. 12-4689 (2nd Cir. Aug. 27, 2015), the Second Circuit upheld a summary judgment in favor of defendant pharmaceutical manufacturers accused of price discrimination. Retail…
  • Jul 27

    Are Mutual Index Funds Anti-Competitive?

    Are Mutual Index Funds Anti-Competitive?
    They may be, according to a thought-provoking article by Harvard Law School Professor Einer Elhauge entitled “Horizontal Shareholding as an Antitrust Violation” (July 21, 2015), available here. In a nutshell, Professor…
  • Jul 21

    Milk expiration dates and clever cartel

    Milk expiration dates and clever cartel
    The Planet Money podcast this week has a story about the Greek economy.  According to the podcast, there is a Greek milk producer “cartel.”  Of course cartels are unlawful in Europe, just as they are in the U.S.  So…
Rank this Week: 3260

Business Blog

Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Aug 31

    The FTC’s Cybersecurity Authority Is Affirmed By The Third Circuit

    The FTC’s Cybersecurity Authority Is Affirmed By The Third Circuit
    Decisions have been made regarding the FTC’s cybersecurity authority… In a precedential decision, the Third Circuit Cmorourt of Appeals recently affirmed the cybersecurity authority of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to hold…
  • Aug 28

    NJ Supreme Court Addresses Sidewalk Liability of Homeowners Association

    NJ Supreme Court Addresses Sidewalk Liability of Homeowners Association
    NJ Supreme Court Addresses Sidewalk Liability of Homeowners Association The Supreme Court of New Jersey recently addressed whether the homeowners association and management company of a common-interest community had the duty to clear snow and…
  • Aug 27

    EPA Finalizes Controversial Carbon Emissions Rule

    EPA Finalizes Controversial Carbon Emissions Rule
    On August 3, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the final version of its “Clean Power Plan,” which seeks to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants by fostering the creation of renewable energy.…
Rank this Week: 3991

New York Business Divorce

New York Business Divorce

Covers dissolution and other disputes among New York corporations, LLCs and partnerships. By Peter A. Mahler.

http://www.nybusinessdivorce.com/
Rank this Week: 2215

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
  • Aug 30

    SEC Provides Guidance on “General Solicitation” in C&DIs and No-Action Letter

    SEC Provides Guidance on “General Solicitation” in C&DIs and No-Action Letter
    On August 6, 2015, the Staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Corporation Finance issued new compliance and disclosure interpretations (C&DI Questions 256.23 through 256.33) regarding the meaning of…
  • Aug 27

    Recommended Reading: Corporate Governance Since the Managerial Capitalism Era

    Recommended Reading: Corporate Governance Since the Managerial Capitalism Era
    This week, we highlight a summary blog post of Brain Cheffins' academic paper "Corporate Governance Since the Managerial Capitalism Era". In his article, Mr. Cheffins explores the widespread institutionalization of corporate governance…
  • Aug 23

    The Developing 2017 Tax Agenda: The Tax Plans of Presidential Candidate

    The Developing 2017 Tax Agenda: The Tax Plans of Presidential Candidate
    With Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) officially in the race for president, the total number of Republican candidates for president stands at 17, while Democrats, led by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D-NY), total five. This crowded field…
Rank this Week: 2347

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/
  • Aug 30

    The MFT Lawsuit Claims: The Client List

    The MFT Lawsuit Claims: The Client List
    The lawsuit brought by the Missouri Funeral Trust against the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors and CFL Pre-Need includes  a number of unique and dubious claims.  For example, the lawsuit defines CFL Pre-Need,…
  • Aug 15

    Missouri Preneed Tax Cut: The Contract Fee

    Missouri Preneed Tax Cut: The Contract Fee
    Using its emergency rulemaking authority, the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors reduced the state preneed contract fee from $36 to $25.  The change is to go in effect on September 1, 2015, the first day of the next…
  • Aug 14

    The High Cost of Litigation: Copy Charge

    The High Cost of Litigation: Copy Charge
    The Special Deputy Receiver for National Prearranged Services recently filed a Bill of Costs with the Federal trial court.  The Bill of Costs seeks to recover copy charges of more than $500,000 from a former NPS…
Rank this Week: 4406

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers class action litigation, fraud, consumer law and shareholder disputes. By DiTommaso Lubin.

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4349

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Aug 30

    Court Disposes of Former CEO’s Claims Against Purchaser of His Company’s Trash Cart

    Court Disposes of Former CEO’s Claims Against Purchaser of His Company’s Trash Cart
    Normally, in litigation between executives and employees, the executive will bring suit after he or she is fired, alleging wrongdoing by the former employer. This makes sense: the employer, after all, is the one who took the adverse action…
  • Aug 26

    The Inbox – The Games We Play

    The Inbox – The Games We Play
    On his way through the San Francisco International Airport with the hopes of boarding his flight to China, Silicon Valley former employee Jing Zeng was not greeted by the friendly faces of a flight crew, but rather the handcuff-wielding…
  • Aug 18

    When Trouble Looms, How Many Battles Will You Have To Fight?

    When Trouble Looms, How Many Battles Will You Have To Fight?
    Indemnification and advancement are intended to protect individuals from claims asserted against them by shareholders or regulators by virtue of their position with a business entity.  A minimum level of protection is guaranteed by…
Rank this Week: 2660

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
  • Aug 28

    Most liberal and conservative law school grad

    Most liberal and conservative law school grad
    An interesting new study by Adam Bonica, Adam S. Chilton, and Maya Sen links lawyers' demographic variables (including law schools and law firms) to political ideologies using campaign contribution data. Here are the top-ten most liberal and…
  • Aug 19

    Opting out of new editions for casebook

    Opting out of new editions for casebook
    The price of law school casebooks (as well as college textbooks generally) seems to grow every year. At the present time, many casebooks cost over $200 when purchased new. The high cost is made worse by the appearance of a new edition every…
  • Jul 20

    Law students: speak up!

    Law students: speak up!
    I don't usually get involved in the minutiae of law school accreditation but there is a rather important decision being made by the American Bar Association at the end of this month and your voices are not being heard. The American Bar…
Rank this Week: 2241

Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

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

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    NLRB Throws Out Years of Joint-Employer Precedent – Adopts Two-Part Test For Joint-Employer Statu

    NLRB Throws Out Years of Joint-Employer Precedent – Adopts Two-Part Test For Joint-Employer Statu
    By Brian Mumaugh The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) has thrown employers a curve by overruling 30 years of long-standing decisions that narrowed the circumstances under which a joint-employer relationship could be found to…
  • Aug 24

    Home Care Workers Entitled to Minimum Wage and Overtime

    Home Care Workers Entitled to Minimum Wage and Overtime
    B y Mark Wiletsky Agencies that provide companionship or live-in care services for the elderly, ill or disabled will now have to pay their home care workers minimum wage and overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Reversing a…
  • Aug 20

    OSHA Looks to ADR to Reduce Explosion in Whistleblower Complaint

    OSHA Looks to ADR to Reduce Explosion in Whistleblower Complaint
    By Matthew Linton The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued revised policies and procedures for applying a new process for resolving whistleblower disputes. The new process is an early resolution process that is to…
Rank this Week: 2498

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/
  • Aug 28

    News Roundup: Chicago Women Entrepreneurs; Amazon Under Fire; and Historical Heroe

    News Roundup: Chicago Women Entrepreneurs; Amazon Under Fire; and Historical Heroe
    What we’ve been reading this week at InVigor: Chicago is the top city for women entrepreneurs in the world. Today marks 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. This article reminds us that natural disasters are far from…
  • Aug 10

    Amendment to Stock Legend Guidance for Restricted Securitie

    Amendment to Stock Legend Guidance for Restricted Securitie
    Recently, the Securities Division of Washington’s Department of Financial Institutions  adopted amendments to WAC 460-44A-502 to provide stock legend guidance for restricted securities. The adopted amendments remove a reference to…
  • Aug 7

    News Roundup: Avvo Raises Cash; Closing the Gender Gap; Microsoft Maternal Leave

    News Roundup: Avvo Raises Cash; Closing the Gender Gap; Microsoft Maternal Leave
    August 7th, 2015 News Roundup Here’s what we’ve been reading this week: 15 Free Online Learning Sites Every Entrepreneur Should Visit  Some very helpful (and free) resources Legal Advice Startup Raises $71.5M Yay…
Rank this Week: 3190

Small Government Contracts Blog

Small Government Contracts Blog

Offers legal news, notes and commentary of interest to small government contractors. By Steven Koprince.

http://smallgovcon.com/
  • Aug 28

    Kingdomware SDVOSB Supreme Court Case: Read Our Amicus Brief

    Kingdomware SDVOSB Supreme Court Case: Read Our Amicus Brief
    In Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. v. United States, the U.S. Supreme Court will answer a critical question: does the VA have to prioritize SDVOSBs and VOSBs in federal contracting? As SmallGovCon readers know, I have been critical of the…
  • Aug 28

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: August 24-28, 2015

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: August 24-28, 2015
    After spending the majority of the week in Norman, Oklahoma for the ICBS Show, I am back in the office, and ready for our weekly dose of government contracts news and commentary. This week, a large corporation gets busted for misusing…
  • Aug 27

    Thank You, Indian Country!

    Thank You, Indian Country!
    I am back in Kansas after spending two days at the Indian Country Business Summit in Norman, Oklahoma.  My presentation at the conference addressed recent legal developments in government contracting–and if you have been following…
Rank this Week: 3667

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/
  • Aug 28

    What is Intellectual Property?

    What is Intellectual Property?
    The term “intellectual property,” or “IP,” refers to intangible property that is the creation of a person’s mind.
  • Aug 21

    Issues that Arise for Businesses in Condemnation Proceeding

    Issues that Arise for Businesses in Condemnation Proceeding
    Whether you rent or own your commercial space, you may be forced to move due to eminent domain.
  • Aug 14

    New Paid Time Off Law Affects Almost Every California Employer

    New Paid Time Off Law Affects Almost Every California Employer
    Though many employers recently made substantial changes to their sick time policies in preparation for the new law to take effect on July 1st, it is now a good idea to re-examine your policies to ensure compliance with all of the applicable…
Rank this Week: 3375

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/
  • Aug 28

    Obama Administration Not Done With Executive Orders Aimed at Federal Contractor

    Obama Administration Not Done With Executive Orders Aimed at Federal Contractor
    In a recent interview with Bloomberg BNA’s Daily Labor Report, I discussed the recent deluge of Executive Orders targeting federal contractors, and the new regulations arising from those EOs (link to the article here).  ……
  • Aug 27

    DoD White Paper Takes Aim at IR&D Cost

    DoD White Paper Takes Aim at IR&D Cost
    While DOD’s August 26 white paper “Enhancing the Effectiveness of Independent Research and Development” explains that the intent of new requirements announced in the white paper is “not to reduce the…
  • Aug 27

    DoD Releases Interim Rule on Cloud Service Acquisition

    DoD Releases Interim Rule on Cloud Service Acquisition
    On August 26, 2015, the DoD published an Interim Rule to implement DoD policy on the acquisition of cloud services.  This Interim Rule provides a list of terms and conditions regarding cloud computing services to be used in DoD contracts…
Rank this Week: 5005

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

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

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Legal Links – August 28, 2015

    Legal Links – August 28, 2015
    On Fridays, we compile and post Legal Links, a list of legal news, reported cases, community events and topics of interest to Lancaster residents and readers of the Lancaster Law Blog. 1.  Ephrata Police at the forefront of life saving…
  • Aug 27

    Is it a Condominium, Planned Community or a Subdivision?

    Is it a Condominium, Planned Community or a Subdivision?
    The Pennsylvania General Assembly has recently returned a useful tool to real estate developers and builders.  At the same time, they have allowed the residents and developers of over 10,000 condominium and homeowners’ associations…
  • Aug 21

    Legal Links – August 21, 2015

    Legal Links – August 21, 2015
    On Fridays, we compile and post Legal Links, a list of legal news, reported cases, community events and topics of interest to Lancaster residents and readers of the Lancaster Law Blog. 1.  Funnel cakes and football, that’s what…
Rank this Week: 4886

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/
  • Aug 28

    Cheerleader Uniform Designs Eligible for Copyright Protection, Sixth Circuit Rule

    Cheerleader Uniform Designs Eligible for Copyright Protection, Sixth Circuit Rule
    In a closely-watched fashion design case, the Sixth Circuit ruled last week that decorative designs on cheerleading uniforms are eligible for copyright protection. The US Copyright Act does not provide protection for functional aspects of…
  • Aug 18

    The Start of a New Wearable Brand Battle

    The Start of a New Wearable Brand Battle
    Jawbone and Fitbit, both billion-dollar leaders in the “wearable” technology category of fitness bands, are warming up for what may become a test of legal endurance. Jawbone recently filed three lawsuits in three different courts,…
  • Aug 14

    IKEA Repair Program Not Labeled “Recall” By CPSC

    IKEA Repair Program Not Labeled “Recall” By CPSC
    On July 22, 2015, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Swedish consumer products company, IKEA, issued a joint press release to announce a “repair program,” addressing a furniture tip-over safety hazard posed by…
Rank this Week: 2743

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
  • Aug 27

    Jorge Ramos Gets Trumped (By Jeffrey Lord @ American Spectator)

    Jorge Ramos Gets Trumped (By Jeffrey Lord @ American Spectator)
    An Iowa press conference highlights the left’s race card-playing agenda.By Jeffrey Lord – 8.27.15Full Article Here. "Ramos was not acting in the role of a journalist at the press conference, he was acting as the left-wing…
  • Aug 26

    Job Search Expenses May Be Deductible

    Job Search Expenses May Be Deductible
    If you look for a job in the same line of work, you may be able to deduct some of your job search costs.Here are some key tax facts you should know about if you search for a new job:Same Occupation.  Your expenses must be for a job …
  • Aug 24

    Key Tax Tips On The Tax Effects Of Divorce Or Separation

    Key Tax Tips On The Tax Effects Of Divorce Or Separation
    Income tax may be the last thing on your mind after a divorce or separation. However, these events can have a big impact on your taxes. Alimony and a name change are just a few items you may need to consider.Here are some key tax tips to…
Rank this Week: 1823

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/
  • Aug 27

    Kentucky Issues Bonds for Statewide Internet System

    Kentucky Issues Bonds for Statewide Internet System
    Article written by Shelly Sigo and originally published by The Bond Buyer Thursday, August 27, 2015 Kentucky is financing a statewide high-speed Internet system in a first-of-its kind P3 deal that market participants said should offer higher…
  • Aug 24

    SCOKY Clarifies Appropriate Jury Instruction for Informed Consent Claim

    SCOKY Clarifies Appropriate Jury Instruction for Informed Consent Claim
    In an opinion (see it here) rendered on August 20, 2015, the Kentucky Supreme Court reversed a jury verdict in favor of a surgeon on a claim for failure to obtain informed consent.  In Sargent v. Shaffer, 2013-SC-000111, the plaintiff…
  • Aug 17

    DBL Law Announces Inclusion in Best Lawyers 2016

    DBL Law Announces Inclusion in Best Lawyers 2016
    CRESTVIEW HILLS, KY – August 17, 2015 – DBL Law is pleased to announce that eight attorneys from the firm have been selected for inclusion in 22nd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Additionally, partner Mathew R. Klein…
Rank this Week: 4722

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike…

Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer Mike Shovan

Covers filing bankruptcy in Michigan.

http://bankruptcy-in-michigan.com/
Rank this Week: 4227

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
  • Aug 27

    Canadian M&A Activity: Recent Insights & Trends – Part Two

    Canadian M&A Activity: Recent Insights & Trends – Part Two
    By Matthew Kelleher, Genevieve Pinto and Fleur Heck In the first part of this blog post series, we looked at recent general trends in the Canadian M&A market overall, including a decline in overall transaction activity since…
  • Aug 25

    Proxy Access In Canada: CCGG Proposals to Give Shareholders More Input Into the Director Nomination Proce

    Proxy Access In Canada: CCGG Proposals to Give Shareholders More Input Into the Director Nomination Proce
    By Frederic Cotnoir, Fraser Bourne and Laure Fouin   The Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG) recently published a policy encouraging issuers to take measures to enhance “proxy access”, meaning the ability of…
  • Aug 20

    Canadian M&A Activity: Recent Insights & Trends – Part One

    Canadian M&A Activity: Recent Insights & Trends – Part One
    By Matthew Kelleher, Genevieve Pinto and Fleur Heck Canadian M&A activity has been on a rollercoaster ride in recent years, influenced by market factors, currency fluctuations, oil prices and other economic conditions. In this two-part…
Rank this Week: 3942

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
  • Aug 27

    Budweiser Wins Trademark Opposition Over Winebud

    Budweiser Wins Trademark Opposition Over Winebud
    Last week, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) issued an opinion that sided with Anheuser-Busch, LLC’s opposition of the registration of the mark WINEBUD. See Anheuser-Busch, LLC v. Innvopak Systems…
  • Aug 20

    TTAB Allows Trademark Registration of French Town Montussan

    TTAB Allows Trademark Registration of French Town Montussan
    In a recent TTAB opinion, the Board reversed a prior decision of an Examining Attorney who refused to register a mark alluding to a French town Montussan. See In re Montussan Apertifs SAS, Serial No. 86172886 (August 12, 2015) [not…
  • Aug 13

    2015 Wine & Law Program at the University of Reims in Champagne, France

    2015 Wine & Law Program at the University of Reims in Champagne, France
    This summer, I had the absolute honor of being invited to attend the University of Reims’ Wine & Law Program in Champagne, France as a faculty member. I attended this same program several years ago when I was still a student in…
Rank this Week: 1923

Nashville Business Litigation…

Nashville Business Litigation Lawyers Blog

Covers business and insurance litigation. By Pepper & Brothers PLLC.

http://www.nashvillebusinesslitigationlawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Are Forum Selection Clauses Enforceable in Tennessee?

    Are Forum Selection Clauses Enforceable in Tennessee?
    Forum selection clauses are prevalent in contracts entered into by Tennessee companies and residents.  Often, the purpose of a forum selection clause in a contract is to force another party to litigate in a particular court in a…
  • Aug 12

    Partner Who Claims He Was Defrauded Gets Justice on Appeal

    Partner Who Claims He Was Defrauded Gets Justice on Appeal
    In a recent decision involving a partnership lawsuit, the Court of Appeals of Tennessee reversed a trial court’s decision to dismiss a partner’s fraud and promissory fraud claims against the other partner and a third party. …
  • Aug 6

    Tennessee Breach of Contract Cases: What Issues Are Juries Allowed to Decide?

    Tennessee Breach of Contract Cases: What Issues Are Juries Allowed to Decide?
    If you file a breach of contract case in Tennessee and demand a jury, what are the chances that the jury will actually decide if there was a contract, and/or if it was breached?  In my experience, in many Tennessee breach of contract…
Rank this Week: 3516

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

Covers issues that concern business entities, taxation, and employment law. By Parsonage Vandenack Williams LLC.

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 26

    2015 Changes to Nebraska Sales and Use Tax

    2015 Changes to Nebraska Sales and Use Tax
    The Nebraska Legislature has made several changes to the sales and use tax. Starting in 2016, zoo admissions and memberships will be exempt from sales tax. The Nebraska Legislature enacted LB 419, a sales and use tax exemption…
  • Aug 18

    IRS Prepares Forms and Instructions for Employer Mandate Reporting under Obamacare

    IRS Prepares Forms and Instructions for Employer Mandate Reporting under Obamacare
    Starting in 2016, all “Applicable Large Employers”–meaning those with 50 or more employees—will need to file reports with the IRS regarding whether minimum essential healthcare coverage has been made available to…
  • Aug 14

    IRS Warns of Tax Scam

    IRS Warns of Tax Scam
    On August 7, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued a warning to all taxpayers about recent tax scams. There are reports of nearly 4,000 victims and over $20 million in financial losses caused by the scams. Most of the…
Rank this Week: 2530

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
  • Aug 26

    SEC guidance on “catching up” delinquent filer

    SEC guidance on “catching up” delinquent filer
    CONTRIBUTED BY Andrew Ledbetter andrew.ledbetter@dlapiper.com   Every so often a public company finds itself unable to file periodic reports for a protracted time.  For example, a company may upgrade auditors and the new firm may…
  • Jul 30

    Merger activity remains strong in Q3 2015; average deal size spike

    Merger activity remains strong in Q3 2015; average deal size spike
    CONTRIBUTED BY Trent Dykes trent.dykes@dlapiper.com Earlier today PitchBook released its M&A Report for Q3 2015 and the stats indicate continued strength in merger and acquisition activity. While the overall deal count for Q2…
  • Jul 7

    Recap of Q2 2015 Venture Capital Activity by Region

    Recap of Q2 2015 Venture Capital Activity by Region
    CONTRIBUTED BY Trent Dykes trent.dykes@dlapiper.com PitchBook just released its analysis of 2Q 2015 venture capital activity by region, focusing on the six of the most active U.S. regions: the Bay Area; Boston; New York; Los Angeles; the…
Rank this Week: 3848

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • Aug 25

    Ohio Appeals Court Says LLC Must Identify Its Member

    Ohio Appeals Court Says LLC Must Identify Its Member
    Some states require public disclosure about LLC owners/managers/officers and others do not.  Ohio is one of the states that requires no such public disclosure.  But keep in mind that ultimately, a creditor can always discover who…
  • Aug 6

    Majority of Public Companies Continue To Incorporate In Delaware

    Majority of Public Companies Continue To Incorporate In Delaware
    A front page article by Liz Hoffman in Monday’s Wall Street Journal noted that some companies are convinced Delaware is less of a corporate haven than it used to be.  Some companies feel the state has become less hospitable toward…
  • Jul 29

    UVTA Includes Important Provisions About "Insolvency"

    UVTA Includes Important Provisions About "Insolvency"
    Your ability to transfer assets for asset protection purposes depends to a great extent on whether or not you are “insolvent” at the time of a transfer.  Insolvency is generally defined in terms of your ability to pay your…
Rank this Week: 4002

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Covers North Carolina law.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blog
  • Aug 25

    Condemnation Attorney North Carolina- Supreme Court

    Condemnation Attorney North Carolina- Supreme Court
    Tags: condemnation attorney north carolinaLink to article discussing the N.C. Supreme Court agreeing to hear the inverse condemnation claim involving the Northern Beltway in…
  • Aug 24

    NC Condemnation Attorney- Inverse Condemnation Appeal

    NC Condemnation Attorney- Inverse Condemnation Appeal
    Tags: NC Condemnation AttorneyThe NC Supreme Court has granted discretionary appeal to to hear the Inverse Condemnation case against the NCDOT (Kirby v. NCDOT). For…
  • Jul 13

    Health Information of College Student HIPAA

    Health Information of College Student HIPAA
    Tags: college preparation HIPAAcollege health care power of attorneyWhen your child turns 18, it's time to get them to execute a Health Care Power of Attorney. Why? Because technically a school or medical facility may not be able to…
Rank this Week: 3414