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Business Blog

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

http://www.businesslawnews.com/
  • Jul 2

    Uber Highlights Employee Misclassification Issues in a High-Tech World

    Uber Highlights Employee Misclassification Issues in a High-Tech World
    Uber’s recent legal setback in California over employee misclassification issues highlights the dilemma faced by many employers across the country. As many other employers confront similar legal controversies, this as well as other…
  • Jul 1

    SEC Cracking Down on Adviser’s Retirement Advice

    SEC Cracking Down on Adviser’s Retirement Advice
    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced a new compliance initiative that will target the retirement advice doled out by brokers and other financial advisers. Dubbed the “Retirement-Targeted Industry Reviews and…
  • Jun 30

    Could Your Cyber Insurance Policy Unexpectedly Let You Down?

    Could Your Cyber Insurance Policy Unexpectedly Let You Down?
    Cyber insurance policies are currently being heavily marketed amid highly publicized data breaches involving millions of records. But is having a cyber insurance policy a wise choice to protect your company in the wake of a costly data…
Rank this Week: 1458

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
  • Jul 1

    SEC Proposes Clawback Rule

    SEC Proposes Clawback Rule
    CONTRIBUTED BY Andrew Ledbetter andrew.ledbetter@dlapiper.com   The SEC has proposed rules requiring listed issuers to adopt and comply with written “clawback” policies. These policies would need to provide that, if a listed…
  • Jun 30

    Delaware Permits Exclusive Forum Provisions, Bars Fee-Shifting Provision

    Delaware Permits Exclusive Forum Provisions, Bars Fee-Shifting Provision
    CONTRIBUTED BY Andrew Ledbetter andrew.ledbetter@dlapiper.com   Exclusive Forum Provisions We have previously blogged about Delaware corporations considering, and Delaware courts upholding, “exclusive forum” provisions in…
  • Jun 17

    IMPLEMENTING CALIFORNIA’S PAID SICK LEAVE LAW: 10 ACTION ITEMS

    IMPLEMENTING CALIFORNIA’S PAID SICK LEAVE LAW: 10 ACTION ITEMS
    From our colleagues Lucas V. Muñoz, Margaret Keane, Ben Gipson and Daniel Lac Beginning July 1, 2015, employers in the State of California are required to provide employees with paid sick leave (PSL) under the California Healthy…
Rank this Week: 1941

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
  • Jul 1

    Proposed DOL Rule Seeks to Require the Provision of Overtime Pay to Millions of Additional Employee

    Proposed DOL Rule Seeks to Require the Provision of Overtime Pay to Millions of Additional Employee
    The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced a proposed rule that would amend the executive, administrative and professional exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The exemptions exclude workers in such positions from the…
  • Jun 30

    Recommended Reading: Getting to Know You: The Case of Significant Shareholder Engagement

    Recommended Reading: Getting to Know You: The Case of Significant Shareholder Engagement
    This week we highlight F. William McNabb III recent keynote address at Lazard’s 2015 Director Event, “Shareholder Expectations: The New Paradigm for Directors.” Mr. McNabb is the Chairman and CEO of Vanguard.  This post…
  • Jun 28

    Cyber risks -- Congressional Letter to SEC

    Cyber risks -- Congressional Letter to SEC
    On June 18, 2015, Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Jim Himes (D-CT) sent a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) calling for updated cybersecurity disclosure guidance for publicly traded companies. Shareholders need…
Rank this Week: 2659

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Jul 1

    Happy 4th of July

    Happy 4th of July
    The team at Sylvester, Oppenheim & Linde and CaliforniaBusinessLitigation.com wish all of our Clients, friends, business associates and blog readers a very safe and extremely fun 4th of July Holiday! In observance of Independence Day our…
  • Jun 26

    Ohio School District and Family Settle Bullying Lawsuit

    Ohio School District and Family Settle Bullying Lawsuit
    A lawsuit filed by an Ohio family on behalf of their bullied daughter has been settled. The family sued the Green Local School District in 2011, alleging that their daughter had been systematically bullied over the course of years at…
  • Jun 19

    Will Lawsuits Force Uber and Lyft to Reclassify Drivers as Employees?

    Will Lawsuits Force Uber and Lyft to Reclassify Drivers as Employees?
    Thousands of consumers across the country have benefited from the ride services provided by companies like Uber and Lyft. They love the convenience and affordability of using these companies for their transportation needs. The arrangement is…
Rank this Week: 1859

Albany Business Lawyer Blog

Albany Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Business Law - Published by Albany, New York Business Attorneys — Montgomery Law Firm

http://www.albanybusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    4 Questions to Ask to Obtain Mortgage Financing for a Condo

    4 Questions to Ask to Obtain Mortgage Financing for a Condo
    You found the perfect condo, excellent location, lovely building, good neighbors.  The price is right.  You a have a letter from your bank, indicating that you qualify for a mortgage.  You are about to sign the purchase…
  • Jun 9

    Independent Contractor or Employee

    Independent Contractor or Employee
    When does a worker cease being an independent contractor and become an employee?  There are no clear, hard and fast rules, but it is important to get it right.  If a business classifies a person as an independent contractor, who the…
  • May 12

    Dissecting NDA’s:  A Look at the Gut

    Dissecting NDA’s:  A Look at the Gut
        “A verbal agreement is not worth the paper it is written on” Samuel Goldwyn (popularly misattributed)   Non-Disclosure Agreements (“NDA’s”) are a routine part of business.  They are so…
Rank this Week: 2514

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
  • Jul 1

    Uber Hires a Privacy Mechanic: A Lesson in Both Physical Fitness and Privacy by Design

    Uber Hires a Privacy Mechanic: A Lesson in Both Physical Fitness and Privacy by Design
    Uber may be a smooth ride for those looking to get downtown in a hurry, but its privacy policies are in desperate need of a mechanic. In March, I summarized many of the privacy issues facing the transportation company as it defends itself…
  • Jun 26

    JUNE 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    JUNE 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *    The Chambers USA 2015 Guide is now online. *    In May, Charlie Faruki spoke on the subject of removal at the Federal Court Practice Seminar. *    Jeff Cox was host and moderator of the May…
  • Jun 24

    Supreme Court Indicates Potential Significant Changes to Consumer Law

    Supreme Court Indicates Potential Significant Changes to Consumer Law
    The Supreme Court’s October 2014 term has been highlighted by decisions such as Bank of America v. Toledo-Cardona and Baker Botts v. ASARCO, which promise to transform the practice of bankruptcy litigation. The Court’s decision to…
Rank this Week: 2695

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

http://www.businesslitigationinfo.com/
  • Jul 1

    Uber Hires a Privacy Mechanic: A Lesson in Both Physical Fitness and Privacy by Design

    Uber Hires a Privacy Mechanic: A Lesson in Both Physical Fitness and Privacy by Design
    Uber may be a smooth ride for those looking to get downtown in a hurry, but its privacy policies are in desperate need of a mechanic. In March, I summarized many of the privacy issues facing the transportation company as it defends itself…
  • Jun 26

    JUNE 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    JUNE 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *    The Chambers USA 2015 Guide is now online. *    In May, Charlie Faruki spoke on the subject of removal at the Federal Court Practice Seminar. *    Jeff Cox was host and moderator of the May…
  • Jun 24

    Supreme Court Indicates Potential Significant Changes to Consumer Law

    Supreme Court Indicates Potential Significant Changes to Consumer Law
    The Supreme Court’s October 2014 term has been highlighted by decisions such as Bank of America v. Toledo-Cardona and Baker Botts v. ASARCO, which promise to transform the practice of bankruptcy litigation. The Court’s decision to…
Rank this Week: 4154

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Jul 1

    The Inbox - The Ways of the “Wolf”

    The Inbox - The Ways of the “Wolf”
    Benjamin Wey immigrated to Oklahoma from China as a teenager with scant dollars in his pocket.  He parlayed ambition and ties to Chinese businesses into a lucrative investment firm engaged in the controversial practice of reverse…
  • Jun 25

    Non-Solicitation Clauses: They’re Up to You, New York

    Non-Solicitation Clauses: They’re Up to You, New York
    National employers sometimes include choice-of-law provisions in their employment agreements, selecting one particular state’s law even for employees who don’t work in that state.  For example, a company based in…
  • Jun 15

    Part 2 – How to Motivate Executives to Perform at Their Highest Level Through a Bankruptcy

    Part 2 – How to Motivate Executives to Perform at Their Highest Level Through a Bankruptcy
    In our last post, we discussed differences between “pay to stay” arrangements, which face stricter scrutiny in bankruptcy cases, and “Produce Value for Pay” plans, which provide incentives for executives based on…
Rank this Week: 2744

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
  • Jul 1

    What’s NOT Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege?

    What’s NOT Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege?
    The attorney-client privilege (Evid C §§950–962) protects a client from disclosure of confidential communications between attorney and client. But not every communication between attorney and client is protected. Do you know…
  • Jun 29

    First Case Under RULLCA Highlights Important New Remedy

    First Case Under RULLCA Highlights Important New Remedy
    The following is a guest blog post by Michael J. Thomas, a solo practitioner and founder of Creative Vision Legal, a Bay Area law firm offering legal services tailored to artists, musicians, and small business owners.  Finally,…
  • Jun 26

    2 Reasons to Go for Defendant’s Default

    2 Reasons to Go for Defendant’s Default
    A default occurs when a defendant served with a complaint doesn’t file the appropriate response within the time allowed. CCP §§585–586. After a defendant is in default, a plaintiff may file a request for entry of default…
Rank this Week: 3087

Autolaw

Autolaw

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

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

    Grind It Out

    Grind It Out
    Ever think about a brake grinder? It's a stand alone tool. Not much too it. Turn it on, it spins. Not much harm there. But when you use it to grind brakes, and the brakes contain asbestos, well in California,...
  • Apr 30

    Locked Out

    Locked Out
    Sometimes expert witnesses win cases, or at least help win important motions before the court. A California Federal Court judge reinforced this theory last week. The case involved claims against American Honda for allegedly selling cars with…
  • Mar 31

    Hit the Brake

    Hit the Brake
    I recently came across an interesting case filed in New York. An auto mechanic brought suit against Ford USA for exposure to asbestos containing brake parts stemming from his work as a mechanic in Ireland. Ford filed a motion for...
Rank this Week: 1788

Consumer Class Lawyers Blog

Consumer Class Lawyers Blog

Covers business and injury law. By Cafferty Clobes Meriwether & Sprengel LLP.

http://www.consumerclasslawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Benjamin Moore Arborcoat Bubbles, Peels, Cracks, and Fade

    Benjamin Moore Arborcoat Bubbles, Peels, Cracks, and Fade
    Visitors to the blog are well aware of our concern with (supposedly) durable acrylic deck stains marketed by Rust-Oleum, Olympic and Behr. The story goes that instead of having to re-stain your deck every year in order to preserve your wood,…
  • Jun 10

    Flushable Wipes Anything But

    Flushable Wipes Anything But
    The moist wipe industry is big business in United States.  In 2012, flushable wipes accounted for about 14 percent of the $4 billion wet wipes market. Almost any manufacturer in the toilet paper game makes a “flushable”…
  • Apr 7

    Behr Premium DeckOver®: Although it should Last Years, it Bubbles, Peels, Cracks, and Fades in Month

    Behr Premium DeckOver®: Although it should Last Years, it Bubbles, Peels, Cracks, and Fades in Month
    Staining your deck is a tough task. As anyone who’s done it knows (this author included), staining is time-consuming, expensive and difficult. You have to wash and clean your deck, make sure the weather will hold for days, and then…
Rank this Week: 2444

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/
  • Jun 30

    New Overtime Rules: $970 Per Week Salary Proposed For White Collar Exemptions in 2016

    New Overtime Rules: $970 Per Week Salary Proposed For White Collar Exemptions in 2016
    By R. Calder Huntington The minimum weekly salary for exempt employees will be raised from the current $455 to a likely $970 in 2016, if the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) overtime pay revisions go into effect as proposed. In its…
  • Jun 26

    Same-Sex Marriage Equality: What Employers Need to Know After Obergefell

    Same-Sex Marriage Equality: What Employers Need to Know After Obergefell
    By Sarah Wisor Same-sex couples have a Constitutional right to marry and have their marriages recognized nationwide. In a 5-to-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court concluded that states are required to license a marriage between two people of…
  • Jun 25

    Affordable Care Act Survives Challenge: Tax Credits Available For Federal Exchange

    Affordable Care Act Survives Challenge: Tax Credits Available For Federal Exchange
    By Bret Busacker To avoid an economic “death spiral” of insurance markets, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that tax credits are available to individuals in states that have a federal exchange under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care…
Rank this Week: 3060

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: 2779

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/
  • Jun 30

    Is Your Business Ready for FLSA Changes?

    Is Your Business Ready for FLSA Changes?
    Last night President Obama announced that his administration is going to increase the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) overtime exemption threshold from $23,660 to $50,400 next year. We have been anticipating this for more than a…
  • Jun 16

    Can Offering Better Employee Benefits Help Attract Better Customers?

    Can Offering Better Employee Benefits Help Attract Better Customers?
    Throughout my career I have worked with hundreds of executives and business owners and have seen that the old adage “treat your employees as well as you treat your best customers” to be sage advice.  It seems that the fast…
  • Jun 12

    How Not to Get Uber’d

    How Not to Get Uber’d
    Imagine losing your most highly skilled and talented employee.  Now imagine losing 40 of your most highly skilled and talented employees. Could your business survive? That’s exactly what happened when Uber poached 40 of Carnegie…
Rank this Week: 3811

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Jun 30

    VGer Kanton Bern 100.2013.247U: Abgrenzung des Privateigentum

    VGer Kanton Bern 100.2013.247U: Abgrenzung des Privateigentum
    Das Verwaltungsgericht (VGer) des Kantons Bern hatte im vorliegenden Fall (Urteil 100.2013.247U vom 23. April 2015) im Zusammenhang mit der Kostenverteilung im Rahmen wissenschaftlicher Untersuchungen (insb. Ausgrabungsarbeiten einer…
  • Jun 29

    EDÖB: Tätigkeitsbericht 2014/2015 veröffentlicht

    EDÖB: Tätigkeitsbericht 2014/2015 veröffentlicht
    Am 29. Juni 2015 hat der Eidgenössische Datenschutz- und Öffentlichkeitsbeauftragte (EDÖB) seinen 22. Tätigkeitsbericht für den Zeitraum 1. April 2014 bis 31. März 2015 veröffentlicht. Der…
  • Jun 26

    BGer 5A_552/2014: Das Akteneinsichtsrecht gemäss Art. 8a SchKG im Zivilprozess gegen die Konkursmasse

    BGer 5A_552/2014: Das Akteneinsichtsrecht gemäss Art. 8a SchKG im Zivilprozess gegen die Konkursmasse
    Gegenüber einer Aktiengesellschaft wurde der Konkurs eröffnet. Die Konkursmasse der Gesellschaft erhob gegen die ehemalige Revisionsstelle Klage wegen Verantwortlichkeit. Daraufhin erhob die Revisionsstelle bei der Konkursmasse das…
Rank this Week: 2940

The Virginia Business Litigation…

The Virginia Business Litigation Blog

Covers news and updates in business litigation, IP, trademark, copyright law. By BerlikLaw, LLC.

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Jun 30

    The Obergefell Effect On Employment

    The Obergefell Effect On Employment
    On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ("SCOTUS") decided the 5-4 landmark decision, Obergefell v. Hodges, No. 14-556 (June 26, 2015). What's so important about this case, which has resulted in nationwide parades, rainbow…
  • Jun 22

    False Advertising Claims May Be Based on Implied Falsity

    False Advertising Claims May Be Based on Implied Falsity
    In a false advertising case brought under the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1125(a), a manufacturer of furniture coverings claimed that an advertisement placed in a trade magazine by a major furniture manufacturer was false and misleading.…
  • May 15

    One Racist Act May Be Enough to Support a Title VII Claim

    One Racist Act May Be Enough to Support a Title VII Claim
    Virginia employers take note: even one racial slur (or sexist comment) by one employee to another can subject you to legal liability under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("Title VII"), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-3(a). Title VII…
Rank this Week: 5057

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/
  • Jun 30

    Domain Blocks Now Available for “.sucks” Domain Extension

    Domain Blocks Now Available for “.sucks” Domain Extension
    By Tom Langan. Earlier this year, over 550 new domain name extensions were created.  Examples include .basketball, .college, .miami, and .fishing.  Among the more controversial additions is “.sucks” which allows nearly…
  • Jun 25

    The Supreme Court PPACA Ruling and Your Taxe

    The Supreme Court PPACA Ruling and Your Taxe
    On June 25, 2015, the United States Supreme Court made headlines by ruling on King v. Burwell, No. 14-114, pertaining to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “Act”). At issue, whether the Internal Revenue Service…
  • May 28

    IRS System Compromised for 104,000 Individual

    IRS System Compromised for 104,000 Individual
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced that one of their systems has been hacked by organized criminals believed to be linked to one or more foreign countries. The system, “Get Transcript,” is traditionally used by…
Rank this Week: 2766

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

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

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
  • 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…
  • May 27

    Should Founders Subject Themselves to a Vesting Schedule?

    Should Founders Subject Themselves to a Vesting Schedule?
    When advising startup clients, I frequently recommend that they subject the shares issued to their founders (as well as those issued to any equity-compensated employees and contractors) to a vesting schedule. This conversation often leads the…
  • Apr 29

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 21: No-Shop and Confidentiality Provision

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 21: No-Shop and Confidentiality Provision
    This post is the twenty-first and final in a series giving practical advice to startups with respect to understanding and negotiating a venture capital term sheet. In the prior twenty posts, we provided an introduction to…
Rank this Week: 3616

Contingency Business Litigation…

Contingency Business Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers foreclosure litigation, qui tam, insider trading and business lawsuits. By The Ferraro Law Firm.

http://www.contingencybusinesslitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Angie's List v. Amazon - Alleged Theft of Trade Secrets by Competitor

    Angie's List v. Amazon - Alleged Theft of Trade Secrets by Competitor
    For many companies, trade secrets are essential to the business model. These could come in the form of:A formulaA recipeA methodA marketing strategyA manufacturing techniqueA computer algorithmA list of customers No matter its form, the key…
  • Jun 12

    U.S. Supreme Court Issues Landmark Ruling for Qui Tam Lawsuit

    U.S. Supreme Court Issues Landmark Ruling for Qui Tam Lawsuit
    There was a victory for both sides of a qui tam lawsuit in the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Carter, penned by Justice Samuel Alito. The defendant in the case,…
  • May 31

    Jawbone v. Fitbit - Technology Competitor Alleges Poaching of Workers, Trade Secret

    Jawbone v. Fitbit - Technology Competitor Alleges Poaching of Workers, Trade Secret
    Competition for good talent is fierce in many industries, and it's not uncommon for rival firms to attempt to woo the best and brightest from other companies. This is sometimes referred to as "employee poaching." There is nothing per se…
Rank this Week: 3785

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
  • Jun 29

    Should I Talk to the Other Driver’s Insurance Company after an Accident?

    Should I Talk to the Other Driver’s Insurance Company after an Accident?
    A question clients often ask is whether they should talk to the opposing driver’s insurance company after they have been injured in a car accident. Share: LinkedIn Twitter Google Plus Facebook 
  • Jun 12

    New Legislation Affecting Divorce in Maryland

    New Legislation Affecting Divorce in Maryland
    The Maryland General Assembly met this past winter for its annual ninety day session and proposed legislation, heard testimony regarding proposed legislation, and enacted new law.  Share: LinkedIn Twitter Google…
  • Jun 12

    New Legislation Affecting Divorce in Maryland

    New Legislation Affecting Divorce in Maryland
    The Maryland General Assembly met this past winter for its annual ninety day session and proposed legislation, heard testimony regarding proposed legislation, and enacted new law.  Share: LinkedIn Twitter Google…
Rank this Week: 2681

Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

Covers business litigation, civil procedure, personal injury and punitive damages. By Jeff Blackwell.

http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com
  • Jun 29

    New Rules Risk Lives On The Highway (Update)

    New Rules Risk Lives On The Highway (Update)
    I recently discussed a proposal in Congress which would make our highways much more dangerous. The proposal would allow longer trucker hours, heavier loads, and bigger trucks. Statistics indicate 4,000 people are killed and up to 100,000…
  • Jun 16

    Broken Promises — The Workers’ Compensation Settlement Mill

    Broken Promises — The Workers’ Compensation Settlement Mill
    What is the most common lie in workers’ compensation claims? A lawyer in another state recently discussed this question on his blog. His conclusion: I thought long and hard about that one.  Unfortunately there are many to choose…
  • Jun 8

    New Rules Risk Lives On The Highway

    New Rules Risk Lives On The Highway
    Larger trucks. Heavier loads. Longer driver hours. These proposed changes will make our highways more dangerous. And, they are quietly working their way through Congress. A recent Baltimore Sun article starts — With the number of fatal…
Rank this Week: 1766

Commercial and International…

Commercial and International Arbitration Law Blog

Covers business law. By O'Rielly & Roche LLP.

http://www.commercialinternationalarbitration.com/
  • Jun 29

    Roundup of Recent Pro and Anti-ISDS Commentary

    Roundup of Recent Pro and Anti-ISDS Commentary
    Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) has been very much in the news lately as part of the raging political debate over the merits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Trans-Atlantic Trade Investment Partnership (TTIP) free trade…
  • Jun 9

    Here Are Some Simple Ways to Reduce the Costs of Arbitration

    Here Are Some Simple Ways to Reduce the Costs of Arbitration
    As experienced practitioners know, the old adage that arbitration is a less costly and more efficient alternative to litigation does not always hold true in practice.  Satellite litigation to enforce arbitration agreements, arbitrator…
  • Jun 8

    Here Are Some Simple Ways to Reduce the Costs of Arbitration

    Here Are Some Simple Ways to Reduce the Costs of Arbitration
    As experienced practitioners know, the old adage that arbitration is a less costly and more efficient alternative to litigation does not always hold true in practice.  Satellite litigation to enforce arbitration agreements, arbitrator…
Rank this Week: 2520

Estate Planning Attorney Blog

Estate Planning Attorney Blog

Covers probate, estate planning, business formation and business law. By Deemer Law Group, P.C.

http://www.estateplanningattorney-blog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Asset Protection (Part 2)

    Asset Protection (Part 2)
    In Part 1, we started discussing automobile insurance to protect your assets from an accident vehicles.  Now we will flip the coin and explore how higher limits on your automobile policy also provides better protection for you and your…
  • Jun 22

    Asset Protection (Part 1)

    Asset Protection (Part 1)
    People try not to think about the risks and dangers in life, and their risk of losing their assets.  There are many things that can happen that would put your assets at risk, many of which can be caused by others through no fault of your…
  • May 31

    Power of Attorney / Certificate of Trust

    Power of Attorney / Certificate of Trust
    After you establish an estate plan, you will likely have two documents that others may need to rely on.  The first is the Power of Attorney and the second is a Certificate of Trust.  Both of these documents need to be relied upon by…
Rank this Week: 2502

Federal Securities Law Blog

Federal Securities Law Blog

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

http://www.fedseclaw.com/
  • Jun 29

    What types of companies might use Regulation A+ to raise capital?

    What types of companies might use Regulation A+ to raise capital?
    Recently finalized Regulation A+ allows most private companies to raise up to $50 million by selling securities to the public. Companies using Regulation A+ can advertise the offering and solicit investors, and anyone can invest (subject…
  • May 22

    World’s top banks plead guilty to gaming foreign-currency market

    World’s top banks plead guilty to gaming foreign-currency market
    Scandal roiled the banking industry Wednesday as four of the world’s largest banks — Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland — pleaded guilty to federal antitrust violations for conspiring to…
  • Apr 30

    SEC votes to propose executive compensation rule

    SEC votes to propose executive compensation rule
    On April 29, 2015, pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted 3 to 2 to approve a proposed amendment to executive compensation rules in Item 402…
Rank this Week: 4597

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/
  • Jun 29

    Budgeting for Employer Mandate Tax Assessment

    Budgeting for Employer Mandate Tax Assessment
    For October 1 fiscal year employers, it’s budget season. Calendar year employers aren’t far behind. Those doubting their employer mandate compliance need to accrue reserves for non-deductible assessments that the IRS may impose in…
  • Jun 25

    Healthcare.gov Subsidies Trigger Employer Mandate Tax Assessments.

    Healthcare.gov Subsidies Trigger Employer Mandate Tax Assessments.
    This morning, the Supreme Court of the United States, by a 6-3 margin, removed the last legal obstacle to employer mandate tax enforcement. Because the HHS had authority under Code § 36B to subsidize insurance plans bought through…
  • Jun 19

    Few Surprises in Final SBC Reg

    Few Surprises in Final SBC Reg
    Last week the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Treasury (“Departments”) issued final regulations that included additional rules relating to the summary of benefits and coverage (SBC). The June 2015 regulations…
Rank this Week: 3169

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
  • Jun 29

    New York Legislature Amends Tax Law To Help Small Winerie

    New York Legislature Amends Tax Law To Help Small Winerie
    In recent news, the Assembly and Senate of New York both passed a bill to amend the state’s tax law. The bill proposed a change to the current law which would significantly help small wineries within the state. The summary of the bill…
  • Jun 24

    Upcoming CLE: Beer, Wine & Distilled Spirits Law: Federal Regulation 101

    Upcoming CLE: Beer, Wine & Distilled Spirits Law: Federal Regulation 101
    On July 16, 2015 at 10:00 AM ET, I will be presenting a CLE on beer, wine, and distilled spirits law. The CLE, titled “Beer, Wine & Distilled Spirits Law: Federal Regulation 101″ will have a live broadcast and will also be…
  • Jun 24

    TTB Proposes New Loess Hills District AVA and Expansion of Willamette Valley

    TTB Proposes New Loess Hills District AVA and Expansion of Willamette Valley
    TTB is accepting comments through August 17, 2015 on a proposed American Viticultural Area (“AVA”), as per a proposed rule in the Federal Register on June 18, 2015. The proposed AVA is as follows: Loess Hills…
Rank this Week: 2437

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: 1794

bevlog

bevlog

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

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog
  • Jun 27

    Webinar: The Class Action Lawsuit

    Webinar: The Class Action Lawsuit
    A few weeks ago I had the great honor of traveling to Chicago to co-present a webinar with Simon Fleischmann and Tom Cunningham. Tom and Simon are expert defense litigators at the Locke Lord law firm, and they have deep experience…
  • Jun 17

    Cocktail Caviar: Pearl Size Can Make All the Difference

    Cocktail Caviar: Pearl Size Can Make All the Difference
    Here is an innovative new spirits product called Cocktail Caviar. It is “burst-able pearls of naturally flavored spirits.” You can toss them in some wine, or freeze them and add them to other drinks. The product is so new that…
  • Jun 4

    A-B Finds Safe Harbor

    A-B Finds Safe Harbor
    Earlier this week a federal court decided that TTB’s approval for Bud Light Lime Lime-A-Rita provides a “safe harbor” to protect certain label elements. Largely on account of this safe harbor, the court dismissed the class…
Rank this Week: 4221

NC Business & Banking Law Blog

NC Business & Banking Law Blog

Legal news and analysis on matters affecting financial institutions and other businesses, with an emphasis on North Carolina. By Matt Cordell.

http://bizlawnc.com/
  • Jun 27

    Big Plans for the Future of the Legal Profession

    Big Plans for the Future of the Legal Profession
    Those of you know me well or who read this blog regularly know that I believe in the Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association and the more than 6,400 young lawyers who belong to it.  In the past eight years, I have…
  • Jun 14

    Five Simple Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Loved Ones on Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    Five Simple Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Loved Ones on Elder Abuse Awareness Day
    This post is a PSA.  Those of you who know me well (or read this blog regularly) know that I have spent a considerable amount of of time and energy trying to help people prevent elder financial abuse.  The…
  • Jun 2

    Potential Opportunities for Cost Sharing by Community Bank

    Potential Opportunities for Cost Sharing by Community Bank
    At the North Carolina Bankers Association's Annual Convention today, Kris Kiefer, Deputy Comptroller at the OCC, and John Henrie, Regional Director of the FDIC, referenced a recent OCC paper regarding bank pooling of resources to…
Rank this Week: 4445

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Comments on business law. By Bellas & Wachowski.

http://www.parkridgeattorney.com/
  • Jun 27

    New Health Care Power of Attorney Form Highly Recommended

    New Health Care Power of Attorney Form Highly Recommended
    The problem with traumatic injuries, accidents and medical emergencies is that they always seem to come unexpectedly. But there are steps that everyone can take to improve the odds that you can exert some element of control over future…
  • Jun 20

    Workplace Retaliation and Discrimination Claims: The Supreme Court clarifies the Standards Required

    Workplace Retaliation and Discrimination Claims: The Supreme Court clarifies the Standards Required
         In decisions involving two recent cases, the US Supreme Court has made subtle but important changes to the standards affecting retaliation and discrimination cases.  The Supreme court has limited the ability of…
  • May 12

    Beware Corporate Compliance Scams Posing as the Illinois Secretary of State

    Beware Corporate Compliance Scams Posing as the Illinois Secretary of State
         In a world preoccupied with internet spam and phishing attacks, beware the old school scalawags who operate their rip-offs through the U.S. mail!  Like their online counterparts, they are trying to lighten your wallet…
Rank this Week: 2960

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to starting and running a business.

http://www.kalialawpc.com/from-the-blog/
  • Jun 26

    Can a Wedding Photographer Refuse to Photograph a Same-Sex Wedding?

    Can a Wedding Photographer Refuse to Photograph a Same-Sex Wedding?
    In a historic ruling, the United States Supreme Court decided Obgerfell v. Hodges late last week, holding that states must recognize same-sex marriage. While this is certainly a landmark victory for advocates of gay rights, it does not mean…
  • Feb 17

    How to Legally Name a Busine

    How to Legally Name a Busine
    Naming a new business is often a difficult decision that many entrepreneurs may spend countless hours struggling with. The choice of a particular business name can significant legal implications and also may affect the overall success of your…
  • Jan 12

    Protecting your assets in an LLC

    Protecting your assets in an LLC
    As we have previously discussed on this blog, limited liability companies (LLCs) have many benefits for business owners. We will now examine one of those benefits more in depth—the protection of your personal assets. In a sole…
Rank this Week: 2264

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers commercial litigation, directors and shareholders, and securities issues in Canada. Edited by Dan Parlow and Neil Kornfield.

http://www.businesslawblog.ca
  • Jun 26

    The Price of Termination – Dependent Contractors in the Workplace

    The Price of Termination – Dependent Contractors in the Workplace
    One of the most significant mistakes a business owner can make when it comes to engaging a worker is classifying that worker incorrectly.  Many business owners are aware that misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor can…
  • May 21

    The new Family Law Act- One Way to Lose Your Exclusion

    The new Family Law Act- One Way to Lose Your Exclusion
    Under the Family Law Act, S.B.C. 2011, c. 25 (the “FLA”) unless property is “excluded property”, property owned by at least one spouse upon separation is family property and presumptively to be equally divided. …
  • Apr 27

    The Potter Decision – When an Administrative Suspension Goes Too Far

    The Potter Decision – When an Administrative Suspension Goes Too Far
    The Potter Decision – When an Administrative Suspension Goes Too Far   By Alisha Parmar and Shafik Bhalloo   The Potter Decision – When an Administrative Suspension Goes Too Far Constructive dismissal is a fascinating…
Rank this Week: 3966

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/
  • Jun 26

    The Virginia Supreme Court on Charitable Corporations as Trustee

    The Virginia Supreme Court on Charitable Corporations as Trustee
    We have been following the Sweet Briar College litigation and settlement on this blog (see here and here). I thought readers might be interested in knowing precisely what the Virginia Supreme Court stated in its order leading up to the...
  • Jun 25

    King v. Burwell Approves of Tax Credits for Purchasers of Insurance through Federal Exchange

    King v. Burwell Approves of Tax Credits for Purchasers of Insurance through Federal Exchange
    The Supreme Court has issued its opinion in King v. Burwell today. In a majority opinion authored by Chief Justice John Roberts (and joined by Justices Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan), the Court interpreted the Affordable…
  • Jun 25

    How the Same-Sex Marriage Case Could Affect Religious Nonprofit

    How the Same-Sex Marriage Case Could Affect Religious Nonprofit
    The New York Times has published a piece exploring how nonprofits could be affected by the pending Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which raises the issue of whether the United States Constitution establishes a right to enter…
Rank this Week: 4292

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3037

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/
  • Jun 25

    Investment Fiduciary Monitoring, Economic Damages and Tibble

    Investment Fiduciary Monitoring, Economic Damages and Tibble
    Following the publication of "An Economist's Perspective of Fiduciary Monitoring of Investments" by yours truly, Dr. Susan Mangiero (Pensions & Benefits Daily, May 26, 2015), I decided to write a second article on the topic as there…
  • Jun 22

    De-Risking Slides Now Posted

    De-Risking Slides Now Posted
    If you missed the May 27, 2015 webinar entitled "Pension De-Risking for Employee Benefit Sponsors: Avoiding Litigation and Enforcement Action," click here to download the presentation slides.
  • Jun 21

    Union Plans and Politic

    Union Plans and Politic
    Since I created this pension blog over nine years ago, I have been surprised and puzzled as to why retirement plan issues have been given short shrift by politicians. I understand that rescinding benefits is likely to lose votes but…
Rank this Week: 3774

California Business Law Blog

California Business Law Blog

By the Law Office of Jonas M. Grant PC.

http://californiabusinesslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    Form Operating Agreements Not Recommended For Multi-Member LLC

    Form Operating Agreements Not Recommended For Multi-Member LLC
    New York "business divorce" lawyer Peter Mahler blogs about his experiences involving two members of a New York limited liability company who relied on LegalZoom to draft their LLC's operating agreement. New York's LLC act differs from…
  • Jun 19

    Independent Contractors Versus Employees in California

    Independent Contractors Versus Employees in California
    The California Labor Commissioner has determined than a driver for Uber was misclassified as an independent contractor rather than as an employee.  The decision is under appeal and will not therefore immediately affect Uber's operations…
  • Jan 3

    New California Laws for 2015

    New California Laws for 2015
    California's many new laws for 2015 include some of interest to employers, including local minimum wage increases in Richmond, San Jose, and other California cities and mandatory paid sick leave starting in July.
Rank this Week: 4386

Global Trade & Sanctions Law

Global Trade & Sanctions Law

Covers business law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.globaltradeandsanctionslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2535

Investment Law Blog

Investment Law Blog

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

http://www.investmentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2616

Boston Metro Business Lawyer Blog

Boston Metro Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Boston Metro Area business law. By Richard Mucci.

http://www.bostonmetrobusinesslawyer.com/
  • Jun 25

    Buyer Beware: Premises Liability Cases Where Customers Serve Themselve

    Buyer Beware: Premises Liability Cases Where Customers Serve Themselve
    In Massachusetts, businesses that allow customers to serve themselves may face liability for hazards created by customers moving the merchandise.  In a recent case, the appeals court decided whether the mode of operation doctrine applies…
  • Jun 15

    Massachusetts Does Not Require Notice of Adoption to Sperm Donor

    Massachusetts Does Not Require Notice of Adoption to Sperm Donor
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently considered whether notice of an adoption petition must go to a known sperm donor.  In this recent case, a married same-sex couple sought to adopt their son to ensure recognition of their…
  • Jun 1

    Testamentary Capacity in Massachusett

    Testamentary Capacity in Massachusett
    The Appeals Court of Massachusetts recently addressed the issue of testamentary capacity.  In In the Matter of the Estate of Fred S. Rosen, a will contestant appealed a court decree allowing the will, a judgment dismissing his…
Rank this Week: 2799

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

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

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    Regulatory Capture Vitiates State Action Immunity

    Regulatory Capture Vitiates State Action Immunity
    The Supreme Court has ruled that when an oversight mechanism created by a State—here a State Board—is under the control of those it was supposed to be regulating (sometimes referred to by economists as “regulatory…
  • Jun 18

    There Is Potential Federal Inconsistency Over ACO

    There Is Potential Federal Inconsistency Over ACO
    On June 4, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued final revisions to regulations governing accountable care organizations participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (“MSSP”). Among them is one…
  • Jun 3

    Federal Trade Commission Continues March “to Set a Standard for the Industry” with Cephalon Settlement

    Federal Trade Commission Continues March “to Set a Standard for the Industry” with Cephalon Settlement
    On May 28, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced it had reached a $1.2 billion settlement with Teva Pharmaceuticals,[1] which acquired Cephalon in 2012, over reverse payment for its narcolepsy drug, Provigil.  The…
Rank this Week: 2899

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

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

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Jun 24

    Email Harvesting Violates CAN-SPAM

    Email Harvesting Violates CAN-SPAM
    This post about email harvesting being a violation of CAN-SPAM is based on an answer to a Quora question that I provided. (Please see Is email harvesting illegal? ) Definitions: Email Harvesting and CAN-SPAM Email harvesting is the process by…
  • Jun 11

    FTC Endorsement Guides FAQ Updated

    FTC Endorsement Guides FAQ Updated
    Several years ago, I wrote about the FTC Endorsement Guides. (These are known more formally as the Federal Trade Commission Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.) This post discusses a recent update to the…
  • May 26

    What is an Operating Agreement?

    What is an Operating Agreement?
    I have used the term “operating agreement” in quite a few of this blog’s posts. However none of those posts explains in detail what a limited liability company (LLC) operating agreement must contain. This post provides that…
Rank this Week: 4798

Oregon Business Litigation

Oregon Business Litigation

Resource for in-house counsel, business executives, human resource managers and others who monitor litigation and legal issues affecting Oregon businesses. By Ater Wynne.

http://www.aterwynneblog.com/oregon_business_litigatio/
  • Jun 24

    Supreme Court reaffirms rule prohibiting royalties for expired patent

    Supreme Court reaffirms rule prohibiting royalties for expired patent
    Nearly 50 years ago, the United States Supreme Court held in Brulotte v. Thys Co. that a patent holder may not collect royalty payments from a licensee after the date on which the patent expires. Since that time, the so-called...
  • Jun 8

    Caitlyn Jenner, Formerly Bruce Jenner, Spotlights Transgender Issue

    Caitlyn Jenner, Formerly Bruce Jenner, Spotlights Transgender Issue
    Given the awkward questions, gossip, and perhaps outright discrimination that may occur when an individual comes out as transgender on the job, it would be understandable if an individual decided to resign rather than continue working through…
  • May 17

    Oregon Court of Appeals rejects product line exception to successor liability

    Oregon Court of Appeals rejects product line exception to successor liability
    If the manufacturer of a defective product sells its assets and goes out of business, can a party injured by the product sue the purchaser of the assets on a products liability theory? The general rule of successor liability is...
Rank this Week: 1542

Footnoted

Footnoted

Reports on actionable information in SEC filings.

http://www.footnoted.com/
Rank this Week: 3012

Law Office of E.C. Lewis, P.C.

Law Office of E.C. Lewis, P.C.

Covers business news.

http://www.eclewis.com/
  • Jun 24

    CO Anti-Patent Troll Law

    CO Anti-Patent Troll Law
    Colorado recently passed a law aimed at reducing the amount of so-called “patent trolling.” Generally, “patent troll” is used as a derogatory term to describe non-practicing entities, which are entities that own a…
  • Jun 17

    Coats v. Dish Network and CO Businesse

    Coats v. Dish Network and CO Businesse
    On Monday, June 15th, the Colorado Supreme Court issued its ruling in Coats v. Dish, LLC, this was a high profile case in Colorado symbolizing the clash between Colorado law permitting medical marijuana use, Federal law’s criminal…
  • Jun 10

    Knowledge vs. Motive & Employment Discrimination

    Knowledge vs. Motive & Employment Discrimination
    Here in the 10th Circuit, where Colorado is located, it was previously considered a requirement by the courts that discrimination claims under Title VII based on a religious accommodation required the employer to have actual knowledge of the…
Rank this Week: 4357

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 1671