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iVLG Business Law Blog

iVLG Business Law Blog

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

http://www.invigorlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 15

    Von Trapp’s Trademark Dispute

    Von Trapp’s Trademark Dispute
    What do beer, bocce and Bavarian singers have in common? Apparently a trademark dispute as of last month. The famous Capitol Hill bar and restaurant Von Trapp’s was recently persuaded to change its name at the request of a member…
  • Oct 8

    “Actual Use” v. “Intent to Use”: Choosing the Filing Basis for Your Trademark Application

    “Actual Use” v. “Intent to Use”: Choosing the Filing Basis for Your Trademark Application
    As we’ve discussed in previous posts, if you intend to build value behind any company trademark—for example, a name, slogan, or logo—then it is important to protect those trademarks. Filing for federal registration with U.S.…
  • Oct 7

    Trademarking a Hashtag: Dez Bryant’s #ThrowUpTheX

    Trademarking a Hashtag: Dez Bryant’s #ThrowUpTheX
    We’ve discussed the intersection of sports and law a number of times on this blog, particularly in the context of trademarks and other intellectual property, and today our topic is Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiver Dez Bryant, his…
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Bongiovi Law Firm Blog

Bongiovi Law Firm Blog

Covers Nevada business law.

http://bongiovilaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 15

    Relocating an Entity from One State to Another

    Relocating an Entity from One State to Another
    As long as Nevada remains a business friendly state, we will continue to get calls from clients interested in moving their companies to our state. It’s Relocatenot the simplest process, but it’s definitely possible. I’d…
  • Sep 16

    My Trademark is Registered – Now What?

    My Trademark is Registered – Now What?
    Trademark owners often feel a justifiable sense of pride and satisfaction when they receive their trademark’s Certificate of Registration in the mail from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Although it is tempting to view…
  • Aug 3

    What’s Wrong with the Margin Tax?

    What’s Wrong with the Margin Tax?
    Lots. Especially for small businesses like you and me. The Margin Tax is an initiative proposed by the teacher’s union to raise funds for Nevada schools. That sounds all well and good on the surface; after all, who doesn’t want…
Rank this Week: 3241

Wisconsin Business Law Blog

Wisconsin Business Law Blog

By Schober & Mitchell, S.C.

http://www.wisconsinbusinesslawblog.com
  • Oct 15

    Dropbox Passwords Hacked

    Dropbox Passwords Hacked
    We learned this morning about another data breach, this time relating to the widely used Cloud Service called Dropbox. Steve Kovach, of BusinessInsider.com reported yesterday that over 7 million Dropbox passwords have been compromised. After…
  • Jul 28

    Can I Crowdfund in Wisconsin Yet?

    Can I Crowdfund in Wisconsin Yet?
    Wisconsin’s equity crowdfunding law, which was unanimously passed by the legislature and signed by Gov. Walker last November, officially took effect on June 1, 2014.  Wisconsin is one of 11 states that has “taken matters into…
  • Jul 9

    Easier Tax-Exempt Status: New IRS Form 1023-EZ

    Easier Tax-Exempt Status: New IRS Form 1023-EZ
    Good news for those of you starting new exempt organizations: the IRS just released a new form, called the 1023-EZ, which will make applying for tax-exempt status for some smaller organizations much easier.  The new form is only three…
Rank this Week: 4112

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://hanoverlawpc.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 13

    EEOC and Employment Discrimination Overview

    EEOC and Employment Discrimination Overview
    EEO Complaint – tactics for filing. We have recently had an influx of EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity) complaints at the Firm, so I thought a few minutes spent discussing EEO tactics would be helpful for future would-be filers. First,…
  • Sep 13

    Understanding the term "arriving alien"

    Understanding the term "arriving alien"
    Be careful not to get your immigration client "no bond" on result of bogus allegations!Many DHS attorneys (opposing counsel in immigration cases) do a great job, but you still need to be vigilant against your fella not getting bond or access…
  • Sep 12

    Bruton Doctrine - suppressing co-defendant statement

    Bruton Doctrine - suppressing co-defendant statement
    When a co-defendant squawks – suppressing statements made by the “co-d”. In criminal defense, it is often the case that more than one person is “nabbed” for the same criminal conduct. In the zeal of the…
Rank this Week: 2923

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Covers business and franchise law.

http://www.spadealaw.com/blog
  • Oct 13

    Tips on Buying an Existing Franchise

    Tips on Buying an Existing Franchise
    Buying an existing franchise has some key advantages over buying an existing main street business.  Like all business decisions, the short term and long term goals of the purchaser should determine the right fit for a business to…
  • Jul 31

    NLRB McDonalds Decision Could Impact Franchisors Nationwide

    NLRB McDonalds Decision Could Impact Franchisors Nationwide
    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Office of General Counsel authorized complaints filed by employees of McDonalds franchisees could also be held against McDonalds USA, LLC, the franchisor. This has tremendous significance for all…
  • Jul 14

    Radio Interview Given By Nancy Lanard On What To Look for in a Franchise Disclosure Document

    Radio Interview Given By Nancy Lanard On What To Look for in a Franchise Disclosure Document
    Nancy Lanard was selected to be interviewed on the Blog Talk Radio program "Franchise Focus" by Rick Bisio on the topic of what someone should look for in a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).  Nancy Lanard's interview (given in…
Rank this Week: 3542

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/
  • Oct 13

    Small Business Websites and Privacy Policie

    Small Business Websites and Privacy Policie
    In recent years, many consumers have become wary of conducting business online due to hacking schemes, fraud, identity theft, spamming, and more. In order to attract business from hesitant online users, you must get them to trust that your…
  • Oct 1

    Claire Kalia to Speak at QuickBooks Connect Conference

    Claire Kalia to Speak at QuickBooks Connect Conference
    California small business attorney Claire Kalia has been invited to speak at a first-of-its-kind conference this fall hosted by Intuit QuickBooks. Occurring between October 20th and 23rd of this year, the QuickBooks Connect conference will…
  • Sep 12

    Legal Issues Associated with Domain Name

    Legal Issues Associated with Domain Name
    Domain names are the Internet equivalent of a physical address, allowing people to find your site when they wish to visit it. For example, the domain name associated with this site is www.kalialawpc.com. This domain name is divided into two…
Rank this Week: 2517

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
  • Oct 13

    TTAB Finds “Naughty Girl” Not Merely Descriptive of Wine

    TTAB Finds “Naughty Girl” Not Merely Descriptive of Wine
    In a recent opinion, the TTAB found a registered mark for “Naughty Girl” in Class 33 (wines and fortified wines) not merely descriptive of wine. Alvi’s Drift Wine International, the petitioner, sought to cancel the…
  • Oct 13

    TTB Establishes 11 New American Viticultural Areas in Paso Roble

    TTB Establishes 11 New American Viticultural Areas in Paso Roble
    On Thursday, October 9, 2014, TTB published a final rule in the Federal Register establishing eleven new American Viticultural Areas (“AVAs”) within the existing Paso Robles viticultural area in San Luis Obispo County,…
  • Oct 1

    Retailer Empire Wine Sues New York State Liquor Authority: Direct Shipping

    Retailer Empire Wine Sues New York State Liquor Authority: Direct Shipping
    In August, the New York State Liquor Authority (“NYSLA”) charged a New York retailer, Empire Wine & Spirits, with sixteen counts of improperly shipping wine to out-of-state consumers in states including California,…
Rank this Week: 2504

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 11

    Warning: Email Wire Fraud Scam Hitting Real Estate Industry

    Warning: Email Wire Fraud Scam Hitting Real Estate Industry
    Warning to the real estate industry: a widespread fraud is currently underway that could cost you and your client tens, or even hundreds, of thousands of dollars. The Scam The scam is simple: the scammer obtains access to an email…
  • Aug 4

    Taxing Scandals: The Blog that Looks at Tax Consequences of the Latest Tabloid Scandals – Donald Sterling and His Silent Partner

    Taxing Scandals: The Blog that Looks at Tax Consequences of the Latest Tabloid Scandals – Donald Sterling and His Silent Partner
    When a probate judge cleared the way for the $2 billion sale of the Clippers not only Shelly Sterling came away as a winner. Donald and Shelly’s silent partners, the federal and California governments, were also in for their share of…
  • Jul 28

    Mortgage Shotgunning and the Priority of Trust Deed

    Mortgage Shotgunning and the Priority of Trust Deed
    The article below appeared in the California Real Property Journal, the Official Publication of the Real Property Section fo the State Bar of California. A PDF of the article is available here. Volume 32, Number 2, 2014 Mortgage Shotgunning…
Rank this Week: 3616

Alabama Litigation Review

Alabama Litigation Review

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

http://www.alabamalitigationreview.com
  • Oct 10

    Did The Uninsured Driver Have First Class Legal Representation — Courtesy Of Your Insurance Carrier?

    Did The Uninsured Driver Have First Class Legal Representation — Courtesy Of Your Insurance Carrier?
    Another driver crashed into you on an Alabama highway. You suffered personal injury. The other driver does not have enough insurance to pay for your damages. Naturally, the other driver also has no money, assets, or other hidden treasure,…
  • Sep 28

    Why Do Defense Neuropsychologists In Alabama Refuse To Disclose Test Data?

    Why Do Defense Neuropsychologists In Alabama Refuse To Disclose Test Data?
    “Alabama law is clear that information upon which an expert relies must generally be introduced into evidence.” Swanstrom v. Teledyne Continental Motors, Inc., 43 So.3d 564, 579 (Ala. 2009). So, why do defense expert…
  • Aug 12

    Trucking Companies And Unsafe Driver

    Trucking Companies And Unsafe Driver
    Personal injury attorney Ken Shigley recently wrote a great post on “chameleon” trucking companies. In the industry, a “chameleon” is an unsafe trucking company that changes its name or re-registers to avoid liability…
Rank this Week: 3989

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

Covers North Carolina contract and tort law. By Maginnis Law.

http://www.maginnislaw.com
Rank this Week: 4642

Footnoted

Footnoted

Reports on actionable information in SEC filings.

http://www.footnoted.com/
Rank this Week: 3153

Vann & Sheridan Blog

Vann & Sheridan Blog

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

http://vannattorneys.com/category/blog/
  • Oct 9

    Webinar : New Laws Impacting Businesse

    Webinar : New Laws Impacting Businesse
    Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.Vann Attorneys Webinar : New Laws Impacting Businesses What new laws and/or regulations do you need to be aware of to better manage your business? How can you use the new regulations to…
  • Sep 2

    Video: Conducting a Workplace Investigation Regarding Employment Issue

    Video: Conducting a Workplace Investigation Regarding Employment Issue
    In this session of Vann Attorneys’ Video Legal Pad, James Vann discusses ‘Conducting a Workplace Investigation regarding Employment Issues’. The post Video: Conducting a Workplace Investigation Regarding…
  • Jul 15

    Webinar: Protecting Your Organization’s “Secret Sauce”

    Webinar: Protecting Your Organization’s “Secret Sauce”
    Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. Vann Attorneys & the Ottavio Group: Protecting Your Organization’s “Secret Sauce” – The importance of safeguarding your business’s intellectual…
Rank this Week: 4588

Small Business Lawyer Blog

Small Business Lawyer Blog

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

http://smallbusinesslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 7

    Small Business opportunities and match program with the NRC

    Small Business opportunities and match program with the NRC
    Does your small business operate in the nuclear energy field as a support service or goods supplier? If so take a look at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's small business Annual Small Business Seminar and Matchmaking Event that discusses…
  • Sep 24

    Interested in Small Business Opportunities with the GSA

    Interested in Small Business Opportunities with the GSA
    If your small business is interested in federal government contracts / procurement take a look at the U.S. General Administration's one page PDF containing a host of useful links to small business opportunities with the federal government and…
  • Jul 28

    Importing into the US; Made sure to exercise "Reasonable Care"

    Importing into the US; Made sure to exercise "Reasonable Care"
    If your small business is importing goods into the United States check out the US Customs and Broader Protection's Reasonable Care Checklist to help meet your regulatory burden of ensuring reasonable care is exercised when importing…
Rank this Week: 2525

Northern California Bankruptcy…

Northern California Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

Covers bankruptcy, business and real state law. By Binder & Malter, LLP.

http://www.northerncaliforniabankruptcyattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3190

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Oct 3

    Is Your Non-Compete Agreement Hidden in Your Stock Option Plan?

    Is Your Non-Compete Agreement Hidden in Your Stock Option Plan?
    Many employees assume that a non-compete agreement will be clearly titled so as to provide them notice that they are agreeing not to compete with their employer on certain terms after they leave. However, that is not always the case. In fact,…
  • Sep 23

    A Lost Employment Agreement Costs an Employer a Lot of Money

    A Lost Employment Agreement Costs an Employer a Lot of Money
    In United Rentals, Inc., et al. v. Smith, the company tried to force the employee to arbitrate their wrongful termination dispute pursuant to an arbitration clause contained in the employment agreement that Mr. Smith…
  • Sep 21

    How long does a trade secret injunction last in Texas?

    How long does a trade secret injunction last in Texas?
    According to the Dallas Court of Appeals, a permanent injunction should last forever, unless the company or the person accused of misappropriating the trade secrets provides sufficient proof that a lesser time period is adequate.…
Rank this Week: 3237

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: 2577

'Round Midnight

'Round Midnight

Law and other nonsense from a Nashville music lawyer.

http://huganlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 2

    Las Tortuga

    Las Tortuga
    Tortugas Noun 1.  slow-moving reptiles, enclosed in scaly or leathery domed shells into which they often retract their heads and legs. 2.  slow-moving mammals who sleep until noon and bathe infrequently, but who…
  • Sep 22

    If You Build It…….(update)

    If You Build It…….(update)
    The Nashville Sounds signed an affiliation deal last week with the Oakland Athletics. Billyball, baby! Meanwhile, work on the new stadium continues—here are some pix from a recent Sunday morning bike wreck  ride: I then…
  • Sep 5

    Diver Down

    Diver Down
    Diver Down: 1.     A red and white flag that alerts vessels of a nearby submerged scuba diver. 2.    1982 album by America’s greatest rock band, Van Halen. The only thing that would have made the Van…
Rank this Week: 2690

Jerry Burleson

Jerry Burleson

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

http://www.jerryburleson.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3754

Autolaw

Autolaw

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

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

    Intersection, Part II

    Intersection, Part II
    Well the Supremes are now involved. No, not those Supremes, but the California Supreme Court. In my June post I talked about two "take-home" exposure cases which were decided by the California Court of Appeals. The first case was Kesner...
  • Aug 25

    A Whole Lot of Change

    A Whole Lot of Change
    I've been shopping for a car lately, one to replace the sturdy 1998 5 Series which has racked up 147,000 miles. I have visited dealerships to check out color combinations and the look and feel of the car. But it...
  • Jun 16

    Intersection

    Intersection
    There have been a couple of cases handed down recently by the California Appellate Courts, albeit in different districts, which involve a timely intersection with the work I do as a lawyer. Both cases involve "take home" exposure to…
Rank this Week: 2675

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Sep 30

    Takin’ It to the Streets: Cavalli and Street Artists Clash Over Copyright

    Takin’ It to the Streets: Cavalli and Street Artists Clash Over Copyright
    Pablo Picasso once said, “good artists copy, great artists steal.” Roberto Cavalli might have done both. The fashion house—which makes everything from perfume to ready-to-wear clothes under the imprint Just […]
  • Sep 30

    Takin’ It to the Streets: Cavalli and Street Artists Clash Over Copyright

    Takin’ It to the Streets: Cavalli and Street Artists Clash Over Copyright
    Pablo Picasso once said, “good artists copy, great artists steal.” Roberto Cavalli might have done both. The fashion house—which makes everything from perfume to ready-to-wear clothes under the imprint Just […]
  • Sep 28

    Copyright Battle for Vivian Maier’s Work

    Copyright Battle for Vivian Maier’s Work
    Vivian Maier is arguably the most mysterious photographer to have ever lived, and news of a recent court case to determine ownership of her work only adds to the mystery […]
Rank this Week: 2986

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/
  • Sep 30

    Advancement of Fees: When Multiple Sources are Implicated

    Advancement of Fees: When Multiple Sources are Implicated
    In the case of Pontone v. Milso Industries Corp., C.A. No. 8842-VCP (Aug. 22, 2014), Vice Chancellor Parsons addressed the issue of from which source a director or officer may seek advancement of legal fees when multiple sources are…
  • Sep 30

    LLC Operating Agreements Can Be Binding Even if Not Signed by the Partie

    LLC Operating Agreements Can Be Binding Even if Not Signed by the Partie
    In the case of Seaport Village Ltd. v. Seaport Village Operating Company LLC, C.A. No. 8841-VCL (Sept. 24, 2014), Vice Chancellor Laster found that the operating agreement of a limited liability company (“LLC”) can be binding upon…
  • Sep 30

    Books and Records Action: Chancery Examines Scope of Document

    Books and Records Action: Chancery Examines Scope of Document
    In the recent decision of Caspian Select Credit Master Fund, Ltd. v. Key Plastics Corp., Inc., C.A. No. 8625-VCN (Del. Ch. Sept. 3, 2014), the Court analyzed whether categories of documents requested by Caspian, the minority…
Rank this Week: 2582

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • Sep 30

    Social Media Explosion Creates Even Greater Urgency for Asset Protection Planning

    Social Media Explosion Creates Even Greater Urgency for Asset Protection Planning
    An interesting article by Cindy Krischer Goodman in the Miami Herald provides some excellent examples of how fortunes today can change in an instant -- due to social media.  For example, racist comments in a private phone conversation…
  • Sep 29

    Ohio Legacy Trust Not Likely To Affect Your Income Taxe

    Ohio Legacy Trust Not Likely To Affect Your Income Taxe
    Clients frequently ask about potential income tax aspects of an Ohio Legacy Trust.  An Ohio Legacy Trust will likely have no effect at all on your income tax situation.  The trust will be structured so that it is a grantor trust…
  • Aug 12

    Debtors Can Face Uphill Battle to Remedy Creditor Mistake

    Debtors Can Face Uphill Battle to Remedy Creditor Mistake
    So many Americans today are facing debt collection efforts that the system often appears to be overwhelmed.  Mistakes seem to be getting more and more common. A recent article by Teresa Dixon Murray in the Cleveland Plain Dealer…
Rank this Week: 4072

TRACE Blog

TRACE Blog

Covers anti-bribery compliance.

http://traceblog.org/
  • Sep 30

    What was September’s biggest compliance story?

    What was September’s biggest compliance story?
    SEC announces record-breaking $30 million whistleblower award. The award, which is the largest in the Commission’s history, was for key information related to an ongoing fraud investigation.  It also marks the fourth time that…
  • Sep 18

    TRACE’s List of Top 5 Most Colorful Projects to Raise Anti-Bribery Awarene

    TRACE’s List of Top 5 Most Colorful Projects to Raise Anti-Bribery Awarene
    Raising awareness about bribery doesn’t always have to be serious business.  In fact, sometimes it can even be fun.  That’s why here at TRACE, we are interested in learning about unique campaigns designed to raise…
  • Aug 28

    What was this month’s biggest anti-bribery story?

    What was this month’s biggest anti-bribery story?
    Take a moment to read our poll and vote for which headline you think was most newsworthy this month: China announces Investigation into Volkswagen AG’s China Joint Venture: China’s anti-corruption authority — the…
Rank this Week: 2838

One Lawyer's Mission

One Lawyer's Mission

Covers business and finance law in Brooklyn, NY. By Michalczak PLLC.

http://www.onelawyersmission.com/
  • Sep 29

    Transitioning Through an Impossible Dream

    Transitioning Through an Impossible Dream
      Part I: The Universe Will Provide Rewind the astral clock two years in prologue and you might have bumped into me crossing into DUMBO via that majestically elevated Brooklyn Bridge from lower Manhattan, where I had just applied…
  • Jun 26

    Day 37 of the Bodhisattva (in Lent): Dispelling Suffering

    Day 37 of the Bodhisattva (in Lent): Dispelling Suffering
    These are not trivial matters that we have discussed… they are a collection of infinite possibilities of how and why we choose to live!  During the course of the past few months, I have explored a wealth of readings, philosophies,…
  • Apr 22

    Day 36 of the Bodhisattva in Lent: The State of the Mind

    Day 36 of the Bodhisattva in Lent: The State of the Mind
    At times during the harried existence of life, I have felt my days filled with speed races in which my brain attempts to process and analyze so much information and varied detail.  What I have found to be most rewarding and fruitful:…
Rank this Week: 3257

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Covers estate planning, real property acquisition, personal injury, will disputes, commercial litigation, business and corporate law, and institutional lending.

http://gouldcooksey.com/blog/
  • Sep 29

    Is it time to revisit your Florida limited liability company’s operating agreement?

    Is it time to revisit your Florida limited liability company’s operating agreement?
    Chapter 605 and the Revised Limited Liability Company Act Effective January 1, 2014, the Florida Revised Limited Liability Company Act (the Act) became the applicable law with respect to the operation of limited liability companies in this…
  • Sep 29

    Hurricane Season brings Emergency Powers to Homeowners and Cooperative Association Board

    Hurricane Season brings Emergency Powers to Homeowners and Cooperative Association Board
    Florida Statute Sections 719.128 and 720.316 are newly created statutes effective July 1, 2014, affording Association board of directors with emergency powers in cooperative associations and mandatory homeowners associations. The boards of…
  • Sep 4

    Are Irrevocable Trusts Really Irrevocable?

    Are Irrevocable Trusts Really Irrevocable?
    Many clients establish irrevocable trusts, or are the beneficiaries of existing irrevocable trusts, which no longer reflect the grantor’s objectives.  Because of changes in the tax laws, the terms of an irrevocable trust may no…
Rank this Week: 2621

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Covers commercial and civil litigation in New York.

http://www.nylitigationfirm.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2510

Chinese Direct Investment Law Blog

Chinese Direct Investment Law Blog

By Hill Wallack LLP.

http://www.uschinalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3273

California Business Law Blog

California Business Law Blog

By the Law Office of Jonas M. Grant PC.

http://californiabusinesslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 23

    Mayor Proposes City of Los Angeles Minimum Wage Increase

    Mayor Proposes City of Los Angeles Minimum Wage Increase
    Following an increase in the California state minimum wage (with another coming in 2015), Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti has proposed raising the City's minimum wage by steps to $13.25 by 2017. San Francisco already has, and San Diego…
  • Sep 9

    How Not to Leave an Inheritance to a Child

    How Not to Leave an Inheritance to a Child
    A good example of why it's often not a good idea to leave an inheritance outright to a young child, and better to instead consider an ongoing trust, staggered and/or contingent distribution schedule, or simply a greater age than 18, 21, or 25…
  • Jul 1

    California Minimum Wage Increase for 2014

    California Minimum Wage Increase for 2014
    California's minimum wage increased from $8.00 to $9.00 per hour today (a 12.5% increase), and will rise again to $10.00 on January 1, 2016 (a further 11.1% increase). California employers must pay the higher of the applicable federal,…
Rank this Week: 4375

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

Legal news and analysis, with an emphasis on international and domestic intellectual property developments. By Shawn Sullivan.

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Sep 22

    Criminal Convictions in Salmonella Case

    Criminal Convictions in Salmonella Case
    A U.S. federal jury convicted three former food company executives of several crimes relating to a 2008-09 outbreak of Salmonella infections resulting from the production and distribution of adulterated peanut butter. See…
  • Sep 9

    3 Months in Spanish Prison for Plant Variety Rights Infringement

    3 Months in Spanish Prison for Plant Variety Rights Infringement
    On July 10, 2014, a criminal court in southwestern Spain sentenced a grower of carnation flowers to three months in prison, plus a fine of € 360 EUR, for infringing plant variety rights in violation of Article 274.3 of the ……
  • Sep 8

    Ecuador: Change Constitution to Protect Traditional Knowledge

    Ecuador: Change Constitution to Protect Traditional Knowledge
      Ecuador’s national government has proposed to amend the country’s constitution to provide special protections against the misappropriation of traditional knowledge and biological diversity. Propuesta de enmiendas…
Rank this Week: 2954

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Business Lawyer Blog

Comments on business law. By Bellas & Wachowski.

http://www.parkridgeattorney.com/
  • Sep 19

    Give Less Than 5 Star Review and You Could Get Sued!!!

    Give Less Than 5 Star Review and You Could Get Sued!!!
    This story starts in December 2008 when Utah resident John Palmer ordered a couple of small gifts for his wife from the online retailer KlearGear.com. When the items were never delivered, Palmer and his wife, Jennifer, repeatedly attempted to…
  • Sep 17

    Does Adrian Peterson Belong in the Rice Cooker?

    Does Adrian Peterson Belong in the Rice Cooker?
    Did the Viking Running Back Benefit From a Harsh Upbringing? The Minnesota Vikings reinstated their star running back (and then dumped him again after pressure from their sponsors), and that only stepped up the vilification of the NFL and its…
  • Aug 10

    Cupcake War

    Cupcake War
    There is a horror menacing our nation. It can appear on almost any street at any time. It rarely lasts more than a few hours before quietly disappearing, but occasionally, it takes root and grows into a threat to our health and well being.…
Rank this Week: 3256

Business Brawls Blog

Business Brawls Blog

Covers business litigation issues. By Kaufman Law.

http://www.businessbrawls.com/blog
  • Sep 9

    I’ve Been Writing For Years About “Don’t Talk To The Police”

    I’ve Been Writing For Years About “Don’t Talk To The Police”
    I’ve said it over and over again: Don’t Talk To The Police. But… If you don’t talk to the police, and you are not white, is this what happens?…
  • Aug 21

    “Just Shut Up And Take it?” No Way.

    “Just Shut Up And Take it?” No Way.
    I’ve written several times about how to deal with the police. I’ve raised the issue and flogged it until I’m hoarse. But I want to thank Sunil Dutta who wrote the Opinion in Sunday’s Washington Post. He makes my points…
  • Jul 8

    2 Things About The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision

    2 Things About The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision
    I. The Corporate Veil issue Normally, a corporation is an independent entity, separate and distinct from its owners. This has been recognized for (literally) centuries as the point of creating a corporation. [By the way, corporations are a…
Rank this Week: 4634

Consumer Class Lawyers Blog

Consumer Class Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.consumerclasslawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 9

    CONSUMER SAFETY ALERT: Ford EcoBoost Engines Can Suddenly Fail Creating Dangerous Condition

    CONSUMER SAFETY ALERT: Ford EcoBoost Engines Can Suddenly Fail Creating Dangerous Condition
    A primary concern for vehicle purchasers and consumers is safety and reliability. When vehicles are proven to be unsafe because of the way they were designed, it is the duty of the manufacturer to make your vehicle safe to operate. Consumers…
  • Aug 20

    Update: Toyota Oil Consumption Class Action Moving Forward in San Francisco

    Update: Toyota Oil Consumption Class Action Moving Forward in San Francisco
    Loyal readers of the blog know that the class action specialists at Cafferty Clobes recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a nationwide class of Toyota vehicle owners in connection with Toyota’s failure to disclose that certain cars and…
  • Aug 20

    Watts-Brand Water Supply Connectors Could Cost You Thousands of Dollar

    Watts-Brand Water Supply Connectors Could Cost You Thousands of Dollar
    We here at the blog have spent a lot of time recently on water heaters, a major purchase that can leave consumers with a serious headache. But there is one thing far worse than a non-working water heater – a water heater that leaks,…
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Texas Business Law Blog

Texas Business Law Blog

Covers events affecting small and mid-sized businesses in Texas. By David Willis.

http://www.dbwillislaw.com/texas-business-law-blog/
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Startup Blawg

Startup Blawg

For Wisconsin and Illinois startups. By the Gauthier Law Group, LLC.

http://startupblawg.com/
  • Aug 26

    4 Tips on Negotiating Startup Office Lease

    4 Tips on Negotiating Startup Office Lease
    Ready to move your startup out of the garage and into real office space? Here are 4 tips on negotiating your startup office lease: 1.  Don’t lease too much, or too little, space. For a startup, one of the most … Continue…
  • May 20

    How to Close a Startup LLC

    How to Close a Startup LLC
    In the excitement of starting a business, no one wants to think about ending it, but knowing how to make a safe exit, as well as a grand entrance, is a skill every startup founder should have.  Most startup founders … Continue…
  • Feb 27

    The Pros, Cons and (Surprisingly) High Cost of Using Online Legal Form

    The Pros, Cons and (Surprisingly) High Cost of Using Online Legal Form
    Startup founders often wonder if they should use online legal documentation services, rather than hiring an attorney. There are many online providers out there, and the temptation to save on legal fees by using this seemingly low-cost…
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The Resource Blog

The Resource Blog

Covers tax law. By Samuel D. Brotman.

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

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two
    Here are the steps that IRS examiners take before a taxpayer makes the irrevocable decision to opt out: 1. Send Status Letter to the taxpayer setting forth the status of the voluntary disclosure certification, documents required to finalize…
  • Aug 25

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two
    Here are the steps that IRS examiners take before a taxpayer makes the irrevocable decision to opt out: 1. Send Status Letter to the taxpayer setting forth the status of the voluntary disclosure certification, documents required to finalize…
  • Aug 25

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program – Part Two

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program – Part Two
    Here are the steps that IRS examiners take before a taxpayer makes the irrevocable decision to opt out: Send Status Letter to the taxpayer setting forth the status of the voluntary disclosure certification, documents required to finalize the…
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The Business Technology Law Blog

The Business Technology Law Blog

Covers legal issues impacting the technologies that businesses use to make money and grow. By Bradley Gross.

http://www.bradleygross.com/
  • Aug 24

    We All Own the Monkey's Selfie.

    We All Own the Monkey's Selfie.
    A macaque monkey in Indonesia steals a photographer’s camera and then snaps a few selfies.  Really, that happened. (See picture left). (Source: Wikimedia Commons)Sometime later, the photographer recovers his camera, publishes…
  • Jun 24

    Why The Washington Redskin's Trademark Was Cancelled: A Primer

    Why The Washington Redskin's Trademark Was Cancelled: A Primer
    Over the past few days I've received many emails and texts asking me whether I thought the USPTO's cancellation of the Washington Redskin's federal trademark was correct.  The answer is an easy, and obvious, yes--and it has nothing to do…
  • Jun 9

    Glad to Have Had MSPmentor in the House....

    Glad to Have Had MSPmentor in the House....
    Thanks to Dan Kobialka at MSPmentor for the online review....Check out his article here.For those of you not in attendance at Automation Nation 2014, here's a little of what you missed (and what Dan saw).  Want to learn more?…
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The Wine Bar

The Wine Bar

Covers the wine business, focusing on law-related issues, marketing trends and how the law interplays with that, and occasional posts about wine enjoyment. By Kevin Guidry.

http://thewinebarblog.com
  • Aug 23

    Wine Label Laws Power Ranking

    Wine Label Laws Power Ranking
    The question often comes up, even for lawyers who are well-versed in trademark law, what is the difference between labeling laws that govern alcohol labeling and trademark laws that have a direct impact on the content of alcohol labels. The…
  • Jul 19

    Franchise Law Problems in the Alcohol Industry

    Franchise Law Problems in the Alcohol Industry
    Diageo is currently fighting a lawsuit regarding a Missouri distributor named Major Brands; the lawsuit involves, in part, various states’ franchise law.  Franchise law is, indeed, a complex area of law that can sneak up on…
  • Jun 28

    ICANN Slows Its Roll on .wine and .vin

    ICANN Slows Its Roll on .wine and .vin
    In April, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) decided to hold off on rolling out two new top level domains, namely .wine and .vin. This move came based on concerns voiced by European Union members states, who…
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Our Thoughts

Our Thoughts

Covers busines law, litigation, risk management and estate planning. By Minor Bell Neal.

http://www.mbnlaw.com/our-thoughts/
  • Aug 22

    How Hard is it to Get a Mortgage?

    How Hard is it to Get a Mortgage?
    Is it really that hard? Yes. And no. And mostly yes again. And maybe it should be. And since January 10 when the CFPB’s Qualified Mortgage rule took effect, it is definitely harder. So yes.  But it is complicated.  See the…
  • Aug 20

    Oops! I Bought the Wrong Property

    Oops! I Bought the Wrong Property
    A Marin County, California, real estate broker was thrilled when he ended up as the winning bidder at a tax sale auction.  The Californian handed over a check for $150,000 to the Tax Commission and later learned that he had purchased a…
  • Nov 22

    Final Closing Disclosure Rule released by CFPB

    Final Closing Disclosure Rule released by CFPB
    Earlier this week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published its final rule concerning the creation of Integrated Mortgage Disclosures, which combine the disclosures consumers receive under the Truth-in-Lending Act (TILA)…
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Business Law Counsel

Business Law Counsel

News and comments on Business Law. By Dilworth Paxson L.L.P.

http://www.business-law-counsel.com/
  • Aug 21

    Uber Hearings on Uber-drive

    Uber Hearings on Uber-drive
    By Jordan M. RandUnable to address all of the issues on the table over the course of two days, the Public Utility Commission has scheduled a third day of testimony in the Uber (Raiser) proceedings to address only insurance issues. This…
  • Aug 19

    Uber Takes the Fifth

    Uber Takes the Fifth
    By Jordan M. RandThe Uber hearings started yesterday. Perhaps the most interesting moment of the day came when Uber manager, Matthew Gore, was asked to answer questions concerning the number of rides given by Raiser-PA, LLC (Uber subsidiary)…
  • Aug 8

    The Uber Beef Part Five: Must Be the Money

    The Uber Beef Part Five: Must Be the Money
    By Jordan M. RandIs Uber more expensive? I'll make it pretty simple: yes, but only if they feel like it. The most notable difference between taxi/black car pricing and ride-sharing pricing is flexibility. Philadelphia taxi and black car…
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Cal Biz Lit

Cal Biz Lit

Covers California litigation issues, including product liability, busines litigation, Proposition 65, Unfair Competition Law, and employment litigation. By Bruce Nye.

http://www.calbizlit.com/cal_biz_lit/
  • Aug 21

    Well, That Didn’t Take Long: Cal Supremes To Hear Asbestos Take-Home Case

    Well, That Didn’t Take Long: Cal Supremes To Hear Asbestos Take-Home Case
    Just a few days ago, CBL reviewed the state of the law in California on company liability for asbestos take-home exposure. We framed the question this way: When a worker has been exposed to asbestos fibers and brought those fibers...
  • Aug 5

    Asbestos Take-Home Exposure: Will the Cal Supremes Decide?

    Asbestos Take-Home Exposure: Will the Cal Supremes Decide?
    The last 90 days have seen two Court of Appeal decisions addressing this question: when a worker has been exposed to asbestos fibers and brought those fibers home on his or her clothing, can a relative who contracts mesothelioma sue...
  • Aug 1

    What Are The Most Commonly Noticed Proposition 65 Listed Chemicals?

    What Are The Most Commonly Noticed Proposition 65 Listed Chemicals?
    CBL is sometimes asked what chemicals are most commonly the subjects of Proposition 65 listings and litigation. We've ususally answered the question impressionistically, But we thought it would be worthwhile to do an actual head count. So we…
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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 19

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 13: Drag-Along Right

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 13: Drag-Along Right
    This post is the thirteenth in a series giving practical advice to startups with respect to understanding and negotiating a venture capital term sheet. In the prior twelve posts, we provided an introduction to negotiation of the…
  • Aug 19

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 13: Drag-Along Right

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 13: Drag-Along Right
    This post is the thirteenth in a series giving practical advice to startups with respect to understanding and negotiating a venture capital term sheet. In the prior twelve posts, we provided an introduction to negotiation of the…
  • Jul 7

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 12: Preemptive Right

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 12: Preemptive Right
    This post is the twelfth in a series giving practical advice to startups with respect to understanding and negotiating a venture capital term sheet. In the prior eleven posts, we provided an introduction to negotiation of…
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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
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California Legal Blog

California Legal Blog

Covers business, real estate, estate planning, probate, trusts, wills, intellectual property and civil litigation. By Anker Hymes & Schreiber LLP.

http://ankerhymesschreiberllp.com/
  • Aug 18

    Knowing Your Bottom Line in a Negotiation

    Knowing Your Bottom Line in a Negotiation
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Transcription: You need to know your bottom line.  Nowadays…
  • Jun 11

    Art of Negotiation: Starting and Pressure Point

    Art of Negotiation: Starting and Pressure Point
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Transcription: Before you go into a negotiation you need to be…
  • Aug 6

    Attorney Larry Hymes Recognized as a Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyer

    Attorney Larry Hymes Recognized as a Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyer
    Martindale-Hubbell®  has designated our Estate Planning Attorney in Woodland Hills, Larry Hymes with an AV Preeminent® rating which serves as an objective indicator that a lawyer has demonstrated ethical standards and…
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My Biz Lawyer

My Biz Lawyer

Covers navigating the myriad business law issues often faced by start-ups and more established companies. By Jeffrey W. Berkman.

http://mybizlawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 12

    Valuation Terms for a Buy/Sell, Operating Agreement and Shareholder Agreement

    Valuation Terms for a Buy/Sell, Operating Agreement and Shareholder Agreement
    In prior posts, I stressed the importance for business owners to enter into an agreement that sets forth the right to require a redemption or buy-out of a owner's equity interest upon the occurrence of certain triggering events.…
  • May 13

    Recovering Lost Profits In Business Litigation

    Recovering Lost Profits In Business Litigation
    Today's post features a guest entry by James T. Hunt, Jr., a business litigator and a partner at Slater, Tenaglia, Fritz & Hunt, P.A.Business lawsuits involving the claim of “lost profits” as damages can present unique…
  • Mar 28

    My Biz Lawyer: Due Diligence and the Business Transaction: Making...

    My Biz Lawyer: Due Diligence and the Business Transaction: Making...
    My Biz Lawyer: Due Diligence and the Business Transaction: Making...: Even fledgling entrepreneurs are aware of the importance of conducting due diligence in a business transaction, but possessing a true und...
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New York Liquor License Law Blog

New York Liquor License Law Blog

Covers business law. By Rudner & Paleudis, LLC.

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

    Calls for Reform to New Jersey’s Liquor License Proce

    Calls for Reform to New Jersey’s Liquor License Proce
    New Jersey laws governing alcoholic beverages are among the most complex in the United States, with many of its intricacies not found in other states’ laws. In addition to meeting the state’s standards for the liquor license…
  • Aug 5

    New York Craft Brewer Workgroup

    New York Craft Brewer Workgroup
    More good news relating to NY’s craft beverage industry! On July 24, 2014 the office of Governor Cuomo announced the formation of the New York Craft Brewer Workgroup, yet another example of an almost immediate result of the second Wine,…
  • Jul 29

    Adirondack Craft Beverage Trail and Map Initiative

    Adirondack Craft Beverage Trail and Map Initiative
    Now that Governor Cuomo has paved the way for relaxed restrictions and less regulation for the production of craft beverages, the time has come to strategize as to how to grow the industry. One way that the state of New York is planning to…
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