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ByteLawyer Briefings

ByteLawyer Briefings

Covers current law and technology developments affecting business and society. By Nanyang Business School Professor Harry SK Tan.

http://bytelawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    Odex fails action against PacNet for disclosure of identity of downloader

    Odex fails action against PacNet for disclosure of identity of downloader
    In what appears to be a straightforward case of licensors of Animeware - ODEX - for illegal downloading of pirated copies by thousands, Odex filed suits against all the local commercial ISPs to obtain the identities of those who downloaded…
  • Aug 19

    How would the Singapore regulatory framework treat Eros LLC?

    How would the Singapore regulatory framework treat Eros LLC?
    Day 1 of State of Play Conference. Interestingly the latest case reported of the synthetic worlds is the case of EROS LLC suing Volkov Catteneo” who broke the sex program’s copy protection and sold unauthorized copies. So naturally…
  • Aug 19

    State of Play Conference BEGINS

    State of Play Conference BEGINS
    Finally the long awaited conference has begun. Last night at the opening dinner for participants, meeting all the thought leaders, academics and businesses involved in the building and use of synthetic environments is exciting. There was a…
Rank this Week: 2933

Tax & Business Law Commentary

Tax & Business Law Commentary

Comments on tax and business law developments. By Stuart Levine.

http://taxbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Whips and Chains?

    Whips and Chains?
    The following question was posed on the Maryland State Bar Association's Small and Solo Practice listserv discussion group:Hello List,
  • Jan 13

    Original Intent on Representing the Unpopular

    Original Intent on Representing the Unpopular
    In 1770, a prominent Boston lawyer represented the Capt. Thomas Preston and the British soldiers after the Boston Massacre. They were immensely unpopular. This account of that lawyer's recollection of his retention for the defense was…
  • Jan 11

    Housekeeping

    Housekeeping
    This post is just to clear a problem between Blogger and Bloglines.
Rank this Week: 2412

Canadian M&A Perspectives

Canadian M&A Perspectives

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

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

    Ontario’s Bulk Sales Act has been repealed

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

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

    Canadian Securities Administrators Publish Report and Guidelines on Social Media Use by Reporting Issuer
    By David E. Woollcombe and Claire Gowdy We recently wrote an article for The Canadian Securities Regulatory Monitor, McCarthy Tétrault’s blog covering securities regulatory developments, that we believe is of…
  • Mar 10

    New 2017 Competition Act Merger Notification Threshold

    New 2017 Competition Act Merger Notification Threshold
    By Donald Houston and Michele Siu The pre-merger notification transaction-size threshold for 2017 has increased to $88 million from the 2016 threshold of $87 million.  As per the indexing mechanism set out in the Competition Act (Act),…
Rank this Week: 4471

Odgers Law Group Blog

Odgers Law Group Blog

Covers California business and estate planning law.

https://odgerslawgroup.com/blog/
  • Mar 24

    Regulations and Restrictions to Form a California Dental Corporation

    Regulations and Restrictions to Form a California Dental Corporation
    In California, practicing as a professional California dental corporation may bestow you with many benefits over practicing as a sole proprietor or partnership. Formed under the  Moscone-Knox Professional Corporation Act, a professional…
  • Mar 16

    Choosing the Right Business Entity Type

    Choosing the Right Business Entity Type
    What Type of Business Entity Should I form? The first question I receive from anyone looking to start a business is usually What type of business entity should I form? The answer (to no one’s surprise) is “it depends.” The…
  • Feb 27

    Amazon FBA State Sales Tax Issue

    Amazon FBA State Sales Tax Issue
    Amazon FBA State Sales Tax Issues for E-Commerce Companies to Consider Recently we’ve had queries from multiple clients dealing with Amazon FBA state sales tax issues for eCommerce stores. Often, sellers have dabbled on retail platforms…
Rank this Week: 3311

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/
  • Mar 23

    Federal International Trade Agency Hears Patent Dispute Between Fitness Tracker Manufacturer

    Federal International Trade Agency Hears Patent Dispute Between Fitness Tracker Manufacturer
    Patent protection can be the key to many business’ success, giving them the exclusive right to use a particular invention or process, or to license its use to others. The federal government has exclusive jurisdiction over patent law in…
  • Mar 15

    Ninth Circuit Rules on Default Interest Rates in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    Ninth Circuit Rules on Default Interest Rates in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
    Bankruptcy offers a way to obtain relief when one’s available income is not sufficient to cover one’s required debt payments. Federal bankruptcy law offers several options for businesses, including a restructuring of debts through…
  • Feb 28

    California Court Allows False Advertising Lawsuit to Proceed

    California Court Allows False Advertising Lawsuit to Proceed
    Three plaintiffs filed a putative class action against a retail clothing company, alleging that it induced them to enter store locations with misleading advertisements of a storewide sale. The defendant sought summary judgment, partly on the…
Rank this Week: 3553

Maryland Business Law & Corporate…

Maryland Business Law & Corporate Litigation Blog

By William S. Heyman.

http://www.heymanfirm.com/news/
Rank this Week: 3240

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Analysis and Insight in Retail Law

https://www.huntonretailindustryblog.com/
  • Mar 23

    Heightened Audit Risk for Users of mySAP ERP and Other SAP Product

    Heightened Audit Risk for Users of mySAP ERP and Other SAP Product
    Emboldened by its recent victory in SAP v. Diageo, SAP may become even more opportunistic when it comes to auditing its customers’ use of various SAP products. Now is the time for SAP customers to review their existing contracts with…
  • Mar 22

    The Hague Securities Convention Affecting Securities Held in Securities Account

    The Hague Securities Convention Affecting Securities Held in Securities Account
    On April 1, 2017, the Hague Convention on the Law Applicable to Certain Rights in Respect of Securities Held with an Intermediary will become effective in the United States. The Convention will, as federal law of the U.S., apply to determine…
  • Mar 22

    Neiman Marcus Agrees to Settlement in Data Breach Class Action

    Neiman Marcus Agrees to Settlement in Data Breach Class Action
    On March 17, 2017, retailer Neiman Marcus agreed to pay $1.6 million as part of a proposed settlement (the “Settlement”) to a consumer class action lawsuit stemming from a 2013 data breach that allegedly compromised the credit…
Rank this Week: 3271

Bongiovi Law Firm Blog

Bongiovi Law Firm Blog

Covers Nevada business law.

http://bongiovilaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 22

    Podcast – Legal Talk Network

    Podcast – Legal Talk Network
    Happy to be on the Laurence Colletti’s podcast! The post Podcast – Legal Talk Network appeared first on Bongiovi Law.
  • Mar 2

    Sole Owners and Succession

    Sole Owners and Succession
    Are you the sole owner of your company?  If so, do you have a succession plan in place for your business?  You do?  That’s great.  Does it pass muster with your bank?  If your brow is furrowed and a cartoon…
  • Jan 18

    Business Partnership Divorce

    Business Partnership Divorce
    Though you started out as best friends, spouses, siblings, or college roommates, you and your business partner(s) now have each other’s headshot on a dartboard.  You’re losing sleep, the company is losing clients, patience is…
Rank this Week: 3461

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/
  • Mar 22

    Hotel Lawyer: What’s happening with EB-5 financing for new development projects? Is it still available?

    Hotel Lawyer: What’s happening with EB-5 financing for new development projects? Is it still available?
    22 March 2017 Unless Congress acts in time, a critical part of EB-5 financing will lapse on April 28, 2017 The Regional Center program was enacted in 1991 as a “pilot project.” Since then, it has been renewed or extended many…
  • Feb 22

    Hotel Lawyer: Where is the hospitality industry headed in 2017?

    Hotel Lawyer: Where is the hospitality industry headed in 2017?
    The Lodging Industry Investment Council (LIIC) met in Los Angeles during the American Lodging Investment Summit 2017 and our friends from Hotel News Now (HNN) were on the scene. Some of us were asked by HNN for our take on where the…
  • Feb 1

    Hotel Cybersecurity: What can happen when hackers strike?

    Hotel Cybersecurity: What can happen when hackers strike?
    1 February 2017 Theft of confidential data by hackers is a major threat to businesses worldwide and the hotel industry is no exception. Hoteliers remain vulnerable to hackers seeking confidential information such as guests’ credit card…
Rank this Week: 3040

Beer Law Blog

Beer Law Blog

Blog devoted to the legal issues of the craft brewer, winemaker, and distiller.

http://beerlawcenter.com/craft-beer-blog/
  • Mar 22

    Is incontestability contestable?

    Is incontestability contestable?
      Trademark Series: Part 2 In Part 1 of our trademark blog series (click here), we discussed the status of incontestability in trademark law. Incontestability seems like a sure thing- the registrant has exclusive right to use the…
  • Mar 15

    What’s on your label?

    What’s on your label?
    Label requirements can be tricky-different rules apply to different states. Domestic beverages and imported beverages have different guidelines. The purpose of this blog is to clear up some of the confusion surrounding beer labels. For all…
  • Feb 6

    Holy Crap! It’s been a long time since we updated this stuff.

    Holy Crap! It’s been a long time since we updated this stuff.
    Sorry about the long period of … well, nothing. We’re back in the swing of things (I hope) and will be updating more and more frequently. Cheers and check back often! John The post Holy Crap! It’s been a long time since we…
Rank this Week: 3610

DBL Law Blog

DBL Law Blog

Covers business, construction, employment and real estate law in Ohio and Kentucky. By Dressman Benzinger LaVelle.

http://www.dbllaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 22

    Statewide Hunger-Relief Effort Comes to Northern Kentucky

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

    Right to Work Legislation in Kentucky

    Right to Work Legislation in Kentucky
    With a Republican majority in both houses of the Kentucky General Assembly for the first time in nearly a century, legislative changes to Kentucky’s labor laws have already begun. In the first few days of the 2017 General Assembly, the…
  • Jan 25

    Employment Practices Insurance is a Wise Decision but Be Informed About the Purchase

    Employment Practices Insurance is a Wise Decision but Be Informed About the Purchase
    With the increase in employment law cases over the last several years, employers are looking for ways to protect its business and assets.  This has led to a dramatic increase in employers purchasing Employment Practices Liability…
Rank this Week: 4021

California Business Law Blog

California Business Law Blog

By the Law Office of Jonas M. Grant PC.

http://californiabusinesslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 21

    Why don't TV/film studios and producers accept unsolicited material?

    Why don't TV/film studios and producers accept unsolicited material?
    Why Do TV Networks Have 'No Unsoliciated Materials' Policies? One reason:LAWSUITS. Networks do not want to get sued because you thought they stole your idea. When creators pitch an undeveloped idea anybody could have come up with ... they…
  • Oct 7

    Screenwriters: How to Find An Agent

    Screenwriters: How to Find An Agent
    ScreenwritingU is offering a free teleconference on a topic many new screenwriters have lots of questions about - how to land an agent. Sign up here.
  • Sep 19

    Tips for Starting a Part-Time Side Business While Still Employed

    Tips for Starting a Part-Time Side Business While Still Employed
    Tips for Starting a Side Business from balance.com include:[C]onsider running your business as a part-time operation alongside your current job... understand and follow your employment contract to the letter, especially if it makes reference…
Rank this Week: 4521

Lawyers on Tap

Lawyers on Tap

By Verrill Dana LLP. Provides a resource to craft beverage producers interested in keeping abreast of legal developments and navigating the challenges unique to the industry.

http://www.beveragelawupdate.com
  • Mar 21

    Hey That’s Me Drinking That Beer! UGC Rights at Issue in Beer/Photo Lawsuit

    Hey That’s Me Drinking That Beer! UGC Rights at Issue in Beer/Photo Lawsuit
    Kayla Kraft (no known relation to the cheese people) found herself on a Natural Light coaster with a fake handlebar mustache drinking a beer under the heading “Every Natty Has a Story.”  She apparently didn’t like that…
  • Dec 8

    Canadian Company Pursues Moose Trademark: Trouble Brewing for Maine Beer Maker

    Canadian Company Pursues Moose Trademark: Trouble Brewing for Maine Beer Maker
    As brewers and residents of Maine, whose state animal after all is a moose, this recent Bangor Daily News article about a large Canadian corporation chasing U.S. brewers with a trademark for “moose” is cause for concern. I know…
  • Nov 1

    A Bourbon Conundrum

    A Bourbon Conundrum
    The recent week-long strike at two Jim Beam facilities in Kentucky highlights a very interesting tension in the current workplace.   Workers at the Boston and Clermont, Kentucky facilities overwhelmingly rejected the second contract…
Rank this Week: 3272

UpCounsel Blog

UpCounsel Blog

About making your business leaner, faster and smarter.

https://www.upcounsel.com/blog
  • Mar 21

    The Implications of SaaS Services Agreement Representations & Warrantie

    The Implications of SaaS Services Agreement Representations & Warrantie
    Representations and warranties are key to technology contracts, but we often don’t fully understand their implications. Here, UpCounsel attorney Christopher Borders breaks them down.
  • Mar 16

    A Former Lucasfilm Lawyer Tells Us Why She Left Traditional Behind

    A Former Lucasfilm Lawyer Tells Us Why She Left Traditional Behind
    UpCounsel attorney Jann Moorhead discusses her transition from law firms and in-house to a solo practice, including how she prepared for the shift and how her life has changed since.
  • Mar 14

    How to Create an Employment Agreement

    How to Create an Employment Agreement
    Hiring an employee often has many benefits, but missteps in the hiring process could expose your company to employment lawsuits. Here are some steps to take when hiring your first employee.
Rank this Week: 3347

Maryland Business Litigation…

Maryland Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers taxes and business law. By Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin and White.

http://www.marylandbusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 21

    Settlement of Dispute Over Non-Compete Agreement

    Settlement of Dispute Over Non-Compete Agreement
    Omni Imaging, LLC (“Omni”), a Maryland limited liability company, filed its lawsuit against our clients, Blue Ridge X-Ray Co., Inc. (“Blue Ridge”) and Richard A. Wilson, in the U.S. District Court for the District of…
  • Jun 23

    Federal Court Dismisses ADA Complaint

    Federal Court Dismisses ADA Complaint
    Businesses are obliged to ensure that their facilities comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act. But can anyone who believes he has found a violation somewhere sue to remedy it? The U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland…
  • Jun 23

    Federal Court Dismisses ADA Complaint

    Federal Court Dismisses ADA Complaint
    Businesses are obliged to ensure that their facilities comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act. But can anyone who believes he has found a violation somewhere sue to remedy it? The U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland…
Rank this Week: 4280

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

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

http://cybersecurity.jmbm.com/
  • Mar 21

    Professional Service Firms Ignore Cybersecurity at Their Peril

    Professional Service Firms Ignore Cybersecurity at Their Peril
    Cybersecurity horror stories tend to focus on government agencies, retail outlets, health care institutions, and other companies serving consumers. But business professionals such as lawyers, accountants and business managers are increasingly…
  • Mar 1

    Engaging Cybersecurity Counsel Early – It’s the Right Choice

    Engaging Cybersecurity Counsel Early – It’s the Right Choice
    Last year, SEC Chair Mary Jo White named cybersecurity as the biggest risk facing financial markets. But the risk isn’t limited to the financial industry – even a casual review of breach reports in the mainstream press shows that…
  • Feb 8

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

    Cybersecurity and Ransomware – It can get ugly when a hacker takes control of your smart building
    Cyber risk affects businesses of every size and industry. A data breach can lead to negative publicity, loss of customer confidence and potential lawsuits. There can be a variety of unanticipated – and costly – business…
Rank this Week: 3312

The Contingency

The Contingency

The Contingency offers insights on sharing the risks and rewards of high-stakes business disputes. By Barry Barnett.

http://www.thecontingency.com
  • Mar 19

    A Trial Lawyer for the Supreme Court?

    A Trial Lawyer for the Supreme Court?
    In the last quarter-century and more, no current member of the Supreme Court tried a lawsuit of any kind to a judge or jury. Almost none of the justices has ever tried a civil case to verdict. And before their honors became appellate…
  • Dec 18

    No Class?

    No Class?
    A question of numbers Class actions can save courts and parties a lot of time and money. But what if the class includes just a few members? How much time and money will the class action device save then? The Third Circuit grappled with that…
  • Nov 13

    Pessimism Promotes Gambling in Decision-Making

    Pessimism Promotes Gambling in Decision-Making
    Election results Many voters believed that the major U.S. political parties offered them two disappointing choices for President this year. Although their reasons for disparaging their options varied from voter to voter, a rough consensus…
Rank this Week: 3128

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Covers business and franchise law.

http://www.spadealaw.com/blog
  • Mar 19

    Should I Franchise My Business?

    Should I Franchise My Business?
    To Franchise or Not to Franchise? The decision to franchise your business is not easy and is not for everyone. It entails a huge shift in the nature of your day-to-day business operations and your thinking as a business owner. How do you know…
  • Mar 9

    Tickets Available for Philadelphia Franchise Association's April Lunch & Learn

    Tickets Available for Philadelphia Franchise Association's April Lunch & Learn
    This quarter's Lunch & Learn is quickly approaching! Hosted by the Philadelphia Franchise Association, Lunch & Learn is a quarterly Q&A panel discussion and networking opportunity. Tickets for the event are available now. Mingle…
  • Feb 2

    Don't Miss Tom at the Franchise Expo

    Don't Miss Tom at the Franchise Expo
    Our own Tom Spadea will present at 2017's Annual Franchise Expo in Secaucus, NJ. If you are considering purchasing a franchise, this is an invaluable opportunity for you. At the Franchise Expo, you will learn more about the benefits of owning…
Rank this Week: 4044

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
  • Mar 17

    IRS - IRA 401k Reminder: April 1 Deadline To Take Required Minimum Distribution

    IRS - IRA 401k Reminder: April 1 Deadline To Take Required Minimum Distribution
    Taxpayers who turned age 70½ during 2016 that, in most cases, must start receiving required minimum distributions (RMDs) from Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and workplace retirement plans by Saturday, April 1, 2017. A 50…
  • Mar 14

    IRS Offers IRA Tax Tips for the 2016 Tax Year

    IRS Offers IRA Tax Tips for the 2016 Tax Year
    Taxpayers often have questions about Individual Retirement Arrangements, or IRAs. Common questions include: When can a person contribute, how does an IRA impact taxes, and what are other common rules. The IRS offers the following tax tips…
  • Mar 14

    IRS Electronic Payment And Payment Agreement Option

    IRS Electronic Payment And Payment Agreement Option
    This is the seventh in a series of 10 IRS tips called the Tax Time Guide. Taxpayers can use these tips to find solutions to common tax issues as the April 18 tax deadline approaches.  Taxpayers who owe taxes can now choose among several…
Rank this Week: 3637

New York & New Jersey Business…

New York & New Jersey Business Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newjerseybusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4375

Indiana Business Law Blog

Indiana Business Law Blog

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

https://businesslaw.smithrayl.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4026

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

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

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3892

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

Provides practical insights from quantitative legal research on corporate law, capital markets, finance, and mergers & acquisitions, as well as law schools and legal education. By Professor Robert Anderson.

http://witnesseth.typepad.com
  • Mar 14

    One way law school exams could learn from the bar exam

    One way law school exams could learn from the bar exam
    One of the important skills tested on law school exams is issue spotting. Although profs differ on how important issue spotting is, I would think virtually all would agree it's an important skill for law students. Yet we design law school…
  • Feb 14

    Law school scholarship policies- markets or social engineering?

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

    More interesting California bar tidbit

    More interesting California bar tidbit
    Of note in the otherwise dismal July 2016 California bar exam results is that San Joaquin College of Law in Clovis, California held its own against several ABA-accredited schools on the bar exam. It tied three ABA schools in bar passage rate…
Rank this Week: 3159

AMS Counsel Blawg

AMS Counsel Blawg

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

http://annemariesegal.com/
  • Mar 14

    A Career Coach on a Snow Day: Grit

    A Career Coach on a Snow Day: Grit
    As a snow day gives you time to reflect on what you want for your life and career and (for many of us) what you want to pass on to the next generation, I was thankful for the snow.
  • Mar 9

    The Emotional Life Cycle of a Major Career Transition

    The Emotional Life Cycle of a Major Career Transition
    Clients often ask for a roadmap for career transitions, whether they yearn for more meaning at work or have other motivations. While I can ask the right questions to uncover their passions and talents and how these intersect with the…
  • Dec 26

    Top 5 Career Articles for 2016; What Impacted You the Most?

    Top 5 Career Articles for 2016; What Impacted You the Most?
    The top five career, leadership and job search articles for 2016 on Anne Marie Segal's blog. What created the most impact in your life?
Rank this Week: 4281

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/
  • Mar 14

    What Will Happen to the New Overtime Rule?

    What Will Happen to the New Overtime Rule?
    Employers and employees across the country are closely monitoring developments regarding the suspension of former President Obama’s “Overtime Rule.” In November 2016, a Texas Federal Court judge issued a preliminary…
  • Feb 27

    Where Should You Incorporate?

    Where Should You Incorporate?
    Launching a new business presents an exciting opportunity that includes making important decisions with far-reaching consequences. Not the least of these is deciding where to incorporate your business. Some states are widely considered more…
  • Oct 6

    10Fold to Host Media Sharktank Charitable Event

    10Fold to Host Media Sharktank Charitable Event
    10Fold, a San Francisco integrated marketing and public relations agency and friend of Kalia Law, P.C., is hosting its 6th annual Media Sharktank event on October 13, 2016. The event will allow startups, entrepreneurs, and others to pitch…
Rank this Week: 3641

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/
  • Mar 13

    And . . . the . . . CBO . . . Scooooores!

    And . . . the . . . CBO . . . Scooooores!
    Here are the highlights we took (quickly) from this afternoon’s Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate for the American Health Care Act. The AHCA “would reduce federal deficits by $337 billion over the 2017-2026 period.”…
  • Mar 13

    ACA Repeal: The Middle Part

    ACA Repeal: The Middle Part
    Screenplays, new business ventures and major legislation typically have problems in Act II.  Hopes were raised so high in Act I.  Now, things seem to drag on and on, pointlessly.   Friends tell you to give up or start over…
  • Feb 13

    Developments February 6 – 10: Is the Price Right?

    Developments February 6 – 10: Is the Price Right?
    During the week reviewed, no new bill was introduced which, if passed, would repeal or replace the Affordable Care Act, and little else happened at the three main ACA enforcement agencies – DOL, HHS and IRS. Department of Labor The…
Rank this Week: 3483

McNamee, Lochner, Titus &…

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

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

http://www.mltw.com/news-events/
Rank this Week: 3318

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

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

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Mar 13

    SaaS Contracts vs Software License Agreement

    SaaS Contracts vs Software License Agreement
    Just like technology itself, technology contracts are becoming more and more complex.  Yet, the legal theories that apply to them remain the same. Understanding the technological aspects of the transaction allows attorneys to apply…
  • Mar 11

    Deconstructing Open Source Software License

    Deconstructing Open Source Software License
    When drafting and negotiating software license agreements, I frequently come across open source licenses.  This blog post is to clarify some of the myths that exist around the definition and use of open source software.First, I want to…
  • Feb 6

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

    Are Terms of Use and Other Online Agreements Real and Binding Contracts?
    It used to be that people would enter into binding agreements by manually signing them. A signature manifested the two required aspects of forming a binding contract: a notice and an assent, i.e., the signatory has read the agreement and…
Rank this Week: 3955

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers California business law. By Richard G. Burt.

http://richardburtlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3669

Fashion & Apparel Law Blog

Fashion & Apparel Law Blog

Covers legal issues facing the fashion, apparel and textile industry. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.fashionapparellawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4767

Footnoted

Footnoted

Reports on actionable information in SEC filings.

http://www.footnoted.com/
  • Mar 10

    2016 was the year of autonomous vehicle

    2016 was the year of autonomous vehicle
    The number of companies making disclosures about self-driving cars and trucks has exploded since the start of 2016.
  • Mar 3

    Election results have gun makers feeling blue

    Election results have gun makers feeling blue
    The unexpected results of the presidential election delivered good news and bad news for the gun industry. In the months leading up to the November election, it seems gun owners clearly thought Hillary Clinton would win. As a result, they…
  • Feb 23

    PG&E’s Filing Of Misery

    PG&E’s Filing Of Misery
    It might be tough to find any company that offered a gloomier set of disclosures than the list of fires, explosions, and legal problems found in PG&E’s latest annual report. None of this seems to be bothering investors.…
Rank this Week: 3736

Global Trade & Sanctions Law

Global Trade & Sanctions Law

Covers business law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.globaltradeandsanctionslaw.com/
  • Mar 9

    EU Proposes Significant Changes to Anti-Money Laundering Law

    EU Proposes Significant Changes to Anti-Money Laundering Law
    Policy makers in Europe continue to explore responses to the Panama Papers revelations and recent terrorist attacks. On 28 February, European law makers approved important amendments to the EU’s Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Directive,…
  • Mar 1

    “Buy American, Hire American”—From Rhetoric to Regulation

    “Buy American, Hire American”—From Rhetoric to Regulation
    “We will follow two simple rules: buy American and hire American.” While world leaders are pondering what these words from President Trump’s Inaugural Address mean for international trade, a different question looms for U.S.…
  • Feb 3

    General License for Commercial Authorizations from Sanctioned Russian Security Agency

    General License for Commercial Authorizations from Sanctioned Russian Security Agency
    OFAC has issued a new General License to address problems raised by the sanctioning of the Federal Security Services (FSB).  This adjustment serves to authorize permits by the FSB needed for certain commercial transactions and is a…
Rank this Week: 3145

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/
  • Mar 5

    A New Chapter

    A New Chapter
    This photo was taken for the firm's website when I joined in 2007In 2005, I met two exceptional people, Don Eglintonand Leigh Wilkinson, during on-campus interviews at my law school.  I could immediately tell from the way…
  • Dec 17

    The FCC Creates Privacy, Data Protection, and Data Breach Rules for Internet Service Provider

    The FCC Creates Privacy, Data Protection, and Data Breach Rules for Internet Service Provider
    The Federal Communications Commission is venturing into new areas of privacy regulation.  By a narrow vote, the FCC has approved new rules that govern how internet service providers ("ISPs") use consumers' information.   ISPs long…
  • Nov 20

    "Cyber Safeguards and Procedures" for Law Firms (and Others)

    "Cyber Safeguards and Procedures" for Law Firms (and Others)
    I recently spoke about information security issues at a continuing legal education event sponsored by Lawyers Mutual.  The session was titled "Cyber Safeguards and Procedures" and focused on data security risks faced by law…
Rank this Week: 4333

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
  • Feb 28

    Massachusetts Announces Alcohol Beverage Task Force

    Massachusetts Announces Alcohol Beverage Task Force
    Last month, Massachusetts announced the creation of the Treasurer’s Alcohol Task Force, which will create an independent group of professionals to review the state’s legal and regulatory framework of alcohol beverages. See…
  • Feb 28

    Building Your Practice Through Blogging and Podcasting

    Building Your Practice Through Blogging and Podcasting
    Join us June 21st at 1:00 PM ET to 2:00 PM ET for a free webinar on Building Your Practice Through Blogging and Pocasting, courtesy of the ABA Women Rainmakers Division. I will be speaking with Nicole Abboud, Esq., who is the owner of Abboud…
  • Feb 15

    TTB Issues Temporary Rule Modifying Federal Regulations for Hard Cider

    TTB Issues Temporary Rule Modifying Federal Regulations for Hard Cider
    On January 23, 2017, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) issued a temporary rule (T.D. TTB–147) in the Federal Register that amends the federal regulations for hard cider. The temporary rule amends TTB regulations to…
Rank this Week: 3611

Blog: News & Legal Articles from…

Blog: News & Legal Articles from Our Team

By Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt, P.C.

http://www.ds-l.com/blog/
  • Feb 27

    Attorney Fees in NJ Litigation

    Attorney Fees in NJ Litigation
    The American Rule In the United States, each party is responsible for its own legal fees.  This is known as the “American Rule.”  In other countries, the U.K. for example, the loosing party is responsible for the…
  • Jan 23

    New I-9 Form – Employment Eligibility Verification

    New I-9 Form – Employment Eligibility Verification
    All US employers are required to use an I-9 form to verify the identity and eligibility of individuals (both citizens and non-citizens) for employment in the United States.  Please take notice that effective today, January 22, 2017,…
  • Dec 14

    Wage History Soon Illegal in Hiring

    Wage History Soon Illegal in Hiring
    Philadelphia City Council passed a Bill earlier this month that will soon make it illegal for any employer to ask a job applicant about his or her wage history.  This law will go into effect 120 days after it is signed by Mayor…
Rank this Week: 4970

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/
  • Feb 21

    Standards and Guidelines for Redeployment of EB-5 Investment Funds – A White Paper

    Standards and Guidelines for Redeployment of EB-5 Investment Funds – A White Paper
    The EB-5 investment community is now facing a new challenge, as many of the more seasoned EB-5 investment projects begin to mature and the original investment capital is returned by the project owner to the new commercial enterprise. …
  • Feb 17

    What to do if you suspect your EB-5 project is in trouble

    What to do if you suspect your EB-5 project is in trouble
    WHAT TO DO IF YOU SUSPECT YOUR EB-5 PROJECT IS IN TROUBLE By: Catherine DeBono Holmes, Esq., Daniel B Lundy, Esq. and Jeffrey E. Brandlin, CPA, CIRA, CFF Managers and Investors in EB-5 Investment Funds should regularly monitor…
  • Sep 23

    Using the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act for Minor Investors in EB-5 Investment Fund

    Using the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act for Minor Investors in EB-5 Investment Fund
    This article is co-authored by Daniel B. Lundy, Esq., of Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP. His Firm’s blog is available here. The USCIS stated in a stakeholder call on July 28, 2016 that minors can be primary applicants on…
Rank this Week: 3189

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business formation and business litigation news and updates in California. Published By Donald Oder.

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

    California Default Judgment

    California Default Judgment
    Simply put, a default judgment is a judgment against a defendant who fails to answer a lawsuit. If a person or entity is sued and ignores the lawsuit entirely, the person or entity suing has the ability to get a judgment upon meeting certain…
  • Feb 13

    Commercial Landlords’ Duty to Mitigate Damage

    Commercial Landlords’ Duty to Mitigate Damage
    There are numerous challenges facing San Diego business owners especially in today’s economic climate. Fighting for a share in an ever tightening market makes it difficult to keep up with monthly outlays not the least of which are lease…
  • Jan 22

    Consideration in Contract Law and Why It Matter

    Consideration in Contract Law and Why It Matter
    In the simplest terms, consideration is value. Under California contract law, mutual consideration (the exchange of value) is an essential element in the formation of a contract. Without it, a California court will (as will all courts across…
Rank this Week: 5112

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Nick Woolridge, Esq. Blog

Covers commercial and civil litigation in New York.

http://www.nylitigationfirm.com/blog
Rank this Week: 3409

Florida Business Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers business law. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

https://www.mccaberabin.com/blog/
  • Feb 13

    What Rights and Duties Does an LLC Operating Agreement Govern?

    What Rights and Duties Does an LLC Operating Agreement Govern?
    Under the Florida Revised LLC Act, an operating agreement governs the following areas of an LLC: Relations among and between the members of the LLC and the LLC itself; A manager’s rights and duties; Continue reading The post What Rights…
  • Jan 30

    When Must an Out-of-State LLC Register to Do Business in Florida?

    When Must an Out-of-State LLC Register to Do Business in Florida?
    Under the Revised LLC Act, a foreign limited liability company may not “transact business” in Florida until it gets a “certificate of authority” from the Secretary of State.  But what does that mean?  If an…
  • Jan 27

    Are Forum Selection Clauses in a Contract Enforceable?

    Are Forum Selection Clauses in a Contract Enforceable?
    Yes, but only when they are mandatory forum selection clauses.  Parties to a contract have the right to select and agree on a particular venue to have their disputes determined.  The key distinction, however, is whether the forum…
Rank this Week: 3295

Nina's Blog

Nina's Blog

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

http://blog.yablok.com/
  • Feb 12

    Crowdfunding – the bright shiny object in the investi

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

    Blue Apron Review – After One Month

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

    Blue Apron Meal #2

    Blue Apron Meal #2
    Well we didn’t eat our second Blue Apron meal of the week last night – we went out for dinner and saw Vertigo. But we had it tonight.  We often go out for Sushi on Thursdays because I go to the gym right before dinner and…
Rank this Week: 3732

Unfair Business Practices

Unfair Business Practices

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

http://unfairbusinesspractices.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 5099

My Distribution Law

My Distribution Law

Focuses on distribution law issues for manufacturers, wholesalers, dealers, and retailers. By Howard M. Ullman.

http://www.mydistributionlaw.com/
  • Feb 2

    Antitrust Analysis of Joint Venture

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

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

    Tenth Circuit Rules That Invocation of IP Rights Is Presumptively Valid Defense to Antitrust Refusal to Deal Claim
    Embed from Getty Images In SOLIDFX, LLC v. Jeppesen Sanderson, Inc., Case Nos. 15-1079 and 15-1097 (opinion available here), the Tenth Circuit aligned itself with the First and Federal Circuits to hold that the invocation of intellectual…
  • Oct 10

    Getty Images Complains About Google’s Image “Scraping”

    Getty Images Complains About Google’s Image “Scraping”
    Getty Images and a group of professional photographers sent a letter this week to the Senate Judiciary’s antitrust subcommittee complaining about Google’s image “scraping.”  In a nutshell, Getty alleges that…
Rank this Week: 3848

New York Commercial and…

New York Commercial and Construction Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkcommercialconstructionlawyer.com/
  • Feb 1

    Access To Neighboring Properties Under RPAPL 881

    Access To Neighboring Properties Under RPAPL 881
    Courts are increasingly being called upon to decide disputes over access to a neighboring property during construction, and their guide is RPAPL § 881, titled “Access to adjoining property to make improvements or repairs.”…
  • Feb 1

    Access To Neighboring Properties Under RPAPL 881

    Access To Neighboring Properties Under RPAPL 881
    Courts are increasingly being called upon to decide disputes over access to a neighboring property during construction, and their guide is RPAPL § 881, titled “Access to adjoining property to make improvements or repairs.”…
  • Jan 4

    New York Continues to Uphold the Public’s “inherent right to know” Through FOIL Request

    New York Continues to Uphold the Public’s “inherent right to know” Through FOIL Request
    A New York court recently recognized the importance of the public’s access to government records. On December 13, 2016, Justice Robert J. Muller granted Petitioners access under the Freedom of Information Law (“FOIL”) to a…
Rank this Week: 3350

Forward Forensics

Forward Forensics

Covers forensic accounting and litigation, including economic damages, fraud investigations, and expert witness testimony.

https://www.fwdforensics.com
  • Jan 31

    News Roundup: San Francisco MTA Settles for $8M

    News Roundup: San Francisco MTA Settles for $8M
    San Francisco MTA Settles Wage and Hour Class Action for $8 Million The city and county of San Francisco and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation... The post News Roundup: San Francisco MTA Settles for $8M appeared first on Forward…
  • Nov 2

    ‘Comcast’ Rears Its Head in Lenovo Adware Suit

    ‘Comcast’ Rears Its Head in Lenovo Adware Suit
    A U.S. District judge in San Jose, Calif. last week certified two out of three plaintiff classes in In Re: Lenovo Adware Litigation, a case... The post ‘Comcast’ Rears Its Head in Lenovo Adware Suit appeared first on Forward…
  • Oct 28

    Company Uses Its President as Damages Expert

    Company Uses Its President as Damages Expert
    If the lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client, what does that make the company that appoints its president as its damages expert? That... The post Company Uses Its President as Damages Expert appeared first on Forward…
Rank this Week: 3250

Round Midnight

Round Midnight

By Christopher English Hugan. Law and other nonsense from a Nashville business and intellectual property lawyer.

https://huganlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 27

    UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY…sort of…

    UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY…sort of…
    What part of “under of penalty of perjury” does the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals not understand? Every trademark applicant must swear under penalty of perjury that the information contained in the application is true. There are…
  • Jan 29

    Not So Small Claim

    Not So Small Claim
    Small claims courts in Tennessee are called Courts of General Sessions. Under $25k; either party can appeal to Circuit Court and the case starts all over as if the General Sessions trial never occurred. Great for eviction and collections…
  • Jan 5

    OMG its OEM!

    OMG its OEM!
    Stealing intellectual property is an American pastime. Music, software, ebooks, you name it—free is the right price. And mounds of shaming and litigation has done little to discourage the copyright abolitionists. And then…
Rank this Week: 3396