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North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

Reports on judicial decisions of significance to business and shareholders. By Mack Sperling of Brooks Pierce LLP.

http://www.ncbusinesslitigationreport.com/
Rank this Week: 1505

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Nov 21

    Arbitration Policies and Employment Agreements – A Tricky Area

    Arbitration Policies and Employment Agreements – A Tricky Area
    Many business owners have been advised by their attorneys at some point in time to include an arbitration clause in their employment agreements or employee handbooks to make sure that any employment disputes are resolved by an arbitrator…
  • Nov 10

    Providing Reference for a Former Employee – What Can an Employer Say in Texas?

    Providing Reference for a Former Employee – What Can an Employer Say in Texas?
    Most employers at some point get a call asking for a reference for one of their former employees. For good employees such call is not a problem, but for those who were fired or let go due to performance issues, violations…
  • Nov 7

    U.S. Supreme Court Employment Cases to Follow in 2015

    U.S. Supreme Court Employment Cases to Follow in 2015
    In 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court is posed to rule on the following important employment law issues: 1. Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk - must employers compensate employees for the time spent undergoing security…
Rank this Week: 2286

Northern California Bankruptcy…

Northern California Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.northerncaliforniabankruptcyattorneysblog.com/
  • Oct 28

    Bankruptcy, Divorce and Marital Settlement Agreements (Mejia v. Reed)

    Bankruptcy, Divorce and Marital Settlement Agreements (Mejia v. Reed)
    In Mejia v. Reed, 31 Cal. 4th 657 (2003), the California Supreme Court held that: 1) transfers of real property under a Marital Settlement Agreement ("MSA") may be fraudulent transfers under the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act ("UFTA"); 2)…
  • Oct 7

    Conversion from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7: What to do with Post-Petition Earnings?

    Conversion from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7: What to do with Post-Petition Earnings?
    In a case of first impression, in In re Markosian, 506 B.R. 273 (9th Cir.BAP Cal) 2014 WL 956475, the 9th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (BAP) held that an individual debtor's postpetition Chapter 11 earnings that are property of the…
  • Sep 16

    Chapter 13 Debtors Beware: Post Petition Inheritances in Chapter 13

    Chapter 13 Debtors Beware: Post Petition Inheritances in Chapter 13
    In In re Dale, 505 B.R. 8 (B.A.P. 9th Cir. 2014), the BAP held that for purposes of determining what constitutes property of the bankruptcy estate in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, §1306 of the Bankruptcy Code includes all property described…
Rank this Week: 1643

Ohio Social Security Disability…

Ohio Social Security Disability Blog

Covers family law, criminal law, and social security SSD/SSI ssues in Ohio. By the Law Offices of John T. Nicholson.

http://www.johntnicholson.com/ohiolawblog/
  • May 26

    SSA ruling indicates that focus of disability inquiry should be on capacity to work, not ability to find a job

    SSA ruling indicates that focus of disability inquiry should be on capacity to work, not ability to find a job
    SSA ruling indicates that focus of disability inquiry should be on capacity to work, not ability to find a job  SSR 64-47c The claimant, a high school graduate who had worked in various capacities in carpentry, including foreman and…
  • Mar 24

    Social Security disability rules for Lupu

    Social Security disability rules for Lupu
    How to win my disability case for a lupus diagnosis? Systemic lupus erythematosus, or simply lupus, is evaluated in the immune system section of the Disability Evaluation Under Social Security disability handbook, more commonly known as the…
  • Feb 10

    Delays in Ohio Social Security Disability claims hurt claimant

    Delays in Ohio Social Security Disability claims hurt claimant
    Social Security Disability Delays Impact Vulnerable Patients Unfortunately it is becoming all to common for those applying for Social Security Disability benefits to suffer delay after delay while their claims languish in a bureaucratic mess…
Rank this Week: 617

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
  • Nov 20

    Court Dismisses Empire’s Lawsuit Against NYSLA

    Court Dismisses Empire’s Lawsuit Against NYSLA
    The New York State Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit launched by Empire Wine against the New York State Liquor Authority (“NYSLA”). In an 11-page ruling, Justice George Ceresia rejected Empire’s complaint that the…
  • Nov 18

    Arcata Not Primarily Geographically Deceptively Misdescriptive of Wine

    Arcata Not Primarily Geographically Deceptively Misdescriptive of Wine
    In a recent TTAB decision, the Board found that Arcata was not primarily geographically deceptively misdescriptive of wine. The Applicant, D’Andrea Family Limited Partnership, sought to register the mark ARCATA in standard character…
  • Nov 18

    Governor Cuomo Signs Craft New York Act, Promoting Craft Beverage Industry

    Governor Cuomo Signs Craft New York Act, Promoting Craft Beverage Industry
    On November 13, 2014, Governor Cuomo signed the Craft New York Act, a craft beverage law that cuts burdensome restrictions and eases marketing requirements for craft beverage producers. Additionally, to further develop New York’s…
Rank this Week: 2692

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: 2739

One World International Practice…

One World International Practice Blog

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

http://blog.internationalpractice.org/
Rank this Week: 1925

Orange County Business &…

Orange County Business & Entertainment Law

Covers business, entertainment, restaurant, retail and landlord/tenant law. By Ashley C. L. Brown.

http://ocbusinessentertainmentlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    An Invite from your LinkedIn contact Lauren Zahringer

    An Invite from your LinkedIn contact Lauren Zahringer
    Get Matched With Professionals Who NEED What You OFFER  Sign-In to OPPRTUNITY to discover a business …
  • Nov 24

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  • Nov 24

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    Fashion lovers watch es - The order in 2 clicks. . gorgeous!
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Orange County Business Attorney…

Orange County Business Attorney Blog

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

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

    Corporate Secrets and Who Can Keep Them: the Attorney-Client Privilege and Shareholder

    Corporate Secrets and Who Can Keep Them: the Attorney-Client Privilege and Shareholder
    This is the story of Maritza Munich and the tangled tale of WalMart, alleged bribes, Mexico, an Indiana pension trust fund, a Delaware court and the attorney client privilege. It plays out on a very large stage and could impact many…
  • Nov 20

    Love & Business: The Pro’s and Cons of Your Life Partner as Your Business Partner

    Love & Business: The Pro’s and Cons of Your Life Partner as Your Business Partner
    The person you love is so smart and capable, wouldn’t he or she be a great fit as a business partner? Maybe yes, maybe no. Mixing family and business has many potential upsides and downsides. Although family run businesses are common,…
  • Nov 14

    Too Much Demand, Not Enough Supply for Chinese Seeking Immigrant Investor Visa

    Too Much Demand, Not Enough Supply for Chinese Seeking Immigrant Investor Visa
    Wealthy Chinese investors must see the U.S. as a good place to put their money and their families. The annual supply of EB-5 immigrant investor visas has been exhausted for the first time in the program’s 24 year history. A surge of…
Rank this Week: 2723

Oregon Business Litigation

Oregon Business Litigation

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

http://www.aterwynneblog.com/oregon_business_litigatio/
  • Oct 9

    Oregon Supreme Court on statutory immunity of LLC members and manager

    Oregon Supreme Court on statutory immunity of LLC members and manager
    Members and managers of a limited liability company are shielded from vicarious liability for the LLC's torts, but can be held personally liable if they either knew of the tortious acts or participated in them. That was the conclusion of...
  • Oct 8

    Oregon Court of Appeals recognizes the inconvenient-forum doctrine

    Oregon Court of Appeals recognizes the inconvenient-forum doctrine
    Addressing an issue of first impression, the Oregon Court of Appeals today held that the inconvenient-forum doctrine, or forum non conveniens, is available as a basis to dismiss a lawsuit in state court. In Espinoza v. Evergreen Helicopters,…
  • Oct 7

    Oregon Court of Appeals: Transfer of business violated fraudulent transfers law

    Oregon Court of Appeals: Transfer of business violated fraudulent transfers law
    Business owners violated the Uniform Fraudulent Transfers Act (ORS 95.200 to 95.310) when they dissolved one business and transferred the assets and operations to a newly-formed entity, according to the Oregon Court of Appeals. In Norris v.…
Rank this Week: 3027

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)…
Rank this Week: 4846

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/pct-law-group-legal-insights/
  • Nov 14

    Retaliation Claim Not Related to Reverse Discrimination Allegation

    Retaliation Claim Not Related to Reverse Discrimination Allegation
                Apparently distracted or otherwise annoyed by his Nigerian co-workers’ tendency to converse with each other in their native language, a mortgage consultant asked his co-workers to speak in…
  • Nov 11

    Beware the EEOC’s Assault on Separation Agreement

    Beware the EEOC’s Assault on Separation Agreement
    The EEOC has launched a new strategic enforcement initiative, staking  out an aggressive (and new) position challenging what appear to be fairly standard separation agreement provisions.  Although it suffered a minor…
  • Nov 6

    $1.2M Settlement in Skechers Overtime and Missed Break Case

    $1.2M Settlement in Skechers Overtime and Missed Break Case
    Skechers unlawfully withheld pay from employees, including compensation for missed meal and rest breaks, overtime and earned wages. A preliminary $1.2 million settlement agreement has been approved, potentially ending an…
Rank this Week: 2634

Pension Risk Matters

Pension Risk Matters

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

http://www.pensionriskmatters.com/
  • Nov 18

    ERISA Whistle Blower

    ERISA Whistle Blower
    In the aftermath of the November 17, 2014 Strafford CLE webinar entitled ERISA Plan Investment Committee Governance, I asked several attorneys for their thoughts about whistle blower protection. Attorney Stephen…
  • Nov 17

    ERISA Plan Investment Committee Governance

    ERISA Plan Investment Committee Governance
    In case you missed "ERISA Plan Investment Committee Governance: Avoiding Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims" with Dr. Susan Mangiero (Fiduciary Leadership, LLC), Ms. Rhonda Prussack (Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance) and Attorney…
  • Nov 5

    Susan Mangiero of Fiduciary Leadership, LLC Earns the "Professional Plan Consultant" (PPC) Credential

    Susan Mangiero of Fiduciary Leadership, LLC Earns the "Professional Plan Consultant" (PPC) Credential
    Trumbull, CT (November 6, 2014) – Dr. Susan Mangiero is pleased to announce her designation by Financial Service Standards, a division of fi360, Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA) in the area of retirement plan consulting.  She is the…
Rank this Week: 1658

Pepper Podcasts

Pepper Podcasts

Features Interviews with senior attorneys on emerging legal issues. By Pepper Hamilton.

http://www.pepperpodcasts.com/pepper_podcasts/
  • Nov 10

    Investment Management Update - Focus on Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

    Investment Management Update - Focus on Data Privacy and Cybersecurity
    Pepper partners Gregory J. Nowak and Angelo A. Stio III discussed data privacy and cybersecurity issues for investment funds during a recent webinar for West LegalEdcenter. This podcast is a recording of their session. Topics covered include…
  • Nov 6

    Private Equity Fees and Expense

    Private Equity Fees and Expense
    Pepper partner and co-chair of the firm's Funds Services Group, Julia D. Corelli, recently presented at a special luncheon for the CFA Society of Philadelphia where she discussed how PE firms' fees and expenses are being treated in light…
  • Nov 6

    Investment Management Update: Focus on Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

    Investment Management Update: Focus on Data Privacy and Cybersecurity
    Pepper partners Gregory J. Nowak and Angelo A. Stio III discussed data privacy and cybersecurity issues for investment funds during a recent webinar for West LegalEdcenter. This podcast is a recording of their session. Topic covered include…
Rank this Week: 830

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Perry Krumsiek & Jack Law Blog

Covers business, health care, intellectual property and media law.

http://pkjlawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 2

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On

    Here’s One Government Program Worth HARPing On
    If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans permanently traumatized by the government’s highly lauded, but horribly executed, loan modification program, take heart.  I’m here to tell you that there’s another government…
  • Oct 27

    The Lincoln Lawyer

    The Lincoln Lawyer
    Before Abraham Lincoln became our greatest president, he was a great corporate lawyer.  And before he was a corporate lawyer, he was a brilliant trial lawyer. In the 1840s, Lincoln represented a Revolutionary War widow who had been bilked…
  • Oct 22

    Cornell Scores in Forum Case

    Cornell Scores in Forum Case
    PKJ’s Timothy Cornell scored a significant victory Friday, when U.S. District Judge Richard G. Stearns dismissed a multimillion case against an Internet company, finding that the plaintiff was bound by his contract’s forum selection…
Rank this Week: 1902

Peter Fleischer: Privacy...?

Peter Fleischer: Privacy...?

Covers privacy law and corporate privacy policy. By Peter Fleischer, Global Privacy Counsel for Google.

http://peterfleischer.blogspot.com/
  • May 14

    Harvard Nostalgia

    Harvard Nostalgia
    The older I get, the more I think back to Harvard with nostalgia.  I was very young at Harvard.  I went to college straight out of the 10th grade, and I graduated at the age of 19.  That officially makes me a high school…
  • Apr 6

    From pool to pool

    From pool to pool
    I love my pools.    In Paris, my pool is in a fancy private club, in the Bois de Boulogne, on the edge of Paris.  It's a gorgeous 50-meter pool, open year-round outdoors, framed by views of the Eiffel Tower. My pool nurtured…
  • Mar 12

    A Science Fiction Novel

    A Science Fiction Novel
    I'd like to crowd-source the plot for a science fiction novel.  Would this make a good story?:In a not-too-distant future, say 20 years from now, humanity lives through the biggest change in its history.  It doesn't happen…
Rank this Week: 4404

Philadelphia Business Lawyer Blog

Philadelphia Business Lawyer Blog

By Danziger Shapiro & Leavitt, P.C.

http://www.philadelphiabusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 17

    NEW JERSEY EMPLOYERS MAY NOT INQUIRE INTO CRIMINAL HISTORY OF JOB APPLICANTS UNDER NEW "BAN THE BOX" LAW

    NEW JERSEY EMPLOYERS MAY NOT INQUIRE INTO CRIMINAL HISTORY OF JOB APPLICANTS UNDER NEW "BAN THE BOX" LAW
    On August 11, 2014, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed the "Opportunity to Compete Act" (Bill 1999) into existence. The Act will become law in New Jersey on March 15, 2015. The Act limits the ability of "covered" New Jersey employers…
  • Aug 7

    PENNSYLVANIA HAS NEW POWER OF ATTORNEY REQUIREMENTS

    PENNSYLVANIA HAS NEW POWER OF ATTORNEY REQUIREMENTS
    On July 15, 2014 House Law 1429 went into effect and drastically changed what is required under financial powers of attorney (POAs). The new law was in response to rising incidents of elder abuse where agents placed their own self-interests…
  • Jul 1

    LAWYERS CAN DELETE CIRCULAR 230 WARNINGS ON EMAILS

    LAWYERS CAN DELETE CIRCULAR 230 WARNINGS ON EMAILS
    For those of us that actually read the bottom of their lawyer's email you probably noticed the arcane "IRS Circular 230 Disclosure" that stated the advice contained in this email is not intended and cannot be used for tax avoidance purposes…
Rank this Week: 2544

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

Covers fundamental concepts relevant to estate planning, business law, real estate law, and tax law. By Cook & Cook.

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Nov 20

    What Is A Business Plan?

    What Is A Business Plan?
    Although a proper legal structure is very important for a startup business, there are many other considerations that are very likely much more important if the business is to be successful. In particular, developing a business plan is often…
  • Nov 5

    Business Structures: The Facts & Figure

    Business Structures: The Facts & Figure
    Although there a lots of very important questions that a business owner, or owners, must ask when starting a business, perhaps of one of the most important is: How should I legally structure my business? In general, there are three principal…
  • Oct 8

    4 Ways to Protect Your Intellectual Property

    4 Ways to Protect Your Intellectual Property
    In the United States, there are four principal ways in which a person or business can protect intellectual property, however, not all types of protection are available for all property types. The infographic below briefly describes each of…
Rank this Week: 1315

Pleasanton Business & Commercial…

Pleasanton Business & Commercial Law Blog

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

http://www.jgschwartzlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2030

Procurement Law Blog

Procurement Law Blog

Covers Canadian private and public sector procurement. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/procurement-law/
Rank this Week: 2896

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

Commentary on law, business, economics and culture. By UCLA School of Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge.

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Nov 27

    Hillary Clinton goes into full diva mode at UCLA, what we got in return is unclear

    Hillary Clinton goes into full diva mode at UCLA, what we got in return is unclear
    The Washington Post article is full of eyebrow raising details: When officials at the University of California at Los Angeles began negotiating a $300,000 speech appearance by Hillary Rodham Clinton,... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Nov 26

    Sorting shareholder activists between the sheep and the goat

    Sorting shareholder activists between the sheep and the goat
    The Gospel reading last Sunday was Matthew 25:31-46, which is the Parable of the Sheep and the Goats, in which Jesus tells us that: When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Nov 24

    A $21 Check Prompts Toyota Driver to Wonder Who Benefited from Class Action - Law Blog - WSJ

    A $21 Check Prompts Toyota Driver to Wonder Who Benefited from Class Action - Law Blog - WSJ
    Jonathan Sourbeer, a computer science student in Redmond, Wash., says he recently got a check in the mail for $20.91. As a Toyota customer, the money was his share of the $1.1 billion that Toyota... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 81

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
Rank this Week: 4933

Proxyland

Proxyland

Covers corporate governance.

http://proxyland.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 6

    One Blog Closes, Another Open

    One Blog Closes, Another Open
    Big news, dear readers.
  • Feb 17

    Stimulus Plan Attacks Executive Compensation: Stay Tuned

    Stimulus Plan Attacks Executive Compensation: Stay Tuned
    Everyone knows about the freaky fireball that plummeted through the Texas sky last weekend. In an unrelated development, a fireball suddenly appeared in the skies over Proxyland on Friday. That one, however, has been identified: it’s Title…
  • Feb 11

    Geithner's Financial Stability Plan, Or Whatever

    Geithner's Financial Stability Plan, Or Whatever
    C’mon now, everyone. Cheer up. At least Tim Geithner is easier on the eyes than Hank Paulson, whose face seemed to have the words “we’re all gonna die” written on it no matter what he was saying.
Rank this Week: 3107

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

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

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 20

    Unbundling Fiduciary Fee

    Unbundling Fiduciary Fee
    Recently, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued final guidance on Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 67 as it pertains to a 2 percent floor for miscellaneous itemized deductions. This is important to fiduciaries of non-grantor trusts and…
  • Nov 11

    Corporate Wellness Programs Receive Scrutiny From the EEOC

    Corporate Wellness Programs Receive Scrutiny From the EEOC
    The United States Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a petition, their third in three months, regarding a corporate wellness program. The latest petition alleges that Honeywell International, Inc. violated the Americans with…
  • Nov 6

    Nebraska Voters Approve Minimum Wage Increase

    Nebraska Voters Approve Minimum Wage Increase
    By Eric W. Tiritilli. The 2014 midterm elections saw a number of significant races and ballot measures across the country.  One of particular importance to Nebraska employers is Initiative Measure 425 which sought to raise the minimum…
Rank this Week: 3366

Rain Minns Law Firm Blog

Rain Minns Law Firm Blog

Ruminations and commentary on recent developments in the law regarding white collar crime and complex commercial litigation.

http://www.rainminnslaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 23

    IRS Investigations: They Plead the Fifth, but Want You to Plead Guilty

    IRS Investigations: They Plead the Fifth, but Want You to Plead Guilty
    On May 22, 2013, Lois Lerner – Director of the IRS’ Exempt Organizations Division – stated before Congress that neither she nor her division had inappropriately or unfairly targeted certain politically-oriented groups for…
  • Sep 10

    Media Alert for Internet Companies and Other Small Business Owners!

    Media Alert for Internet Companies and Other Small Business Owners!
    A client recently came to my firm needing immediate legal help to prevent a TV news station from airing an advertised “exposé” of his business (buying and re-selling items on the Internet via Amazon and eBay).  A…
  • Apr 18

    Ending an IRS Criminal Investigation

    Ending an IRS Criminal Investigation
    Normally, the IRS does not do us the courtesy of sending a letter to say that a witch hunt has been called off.  But this time the IRS did the right thing.  See below.  So, my client consented to this being posted with his…
Rank this Week: 3332

Reading Tea Leaves

Reading Tea Leaves

Covers business and legal news. By Randy Wilson.

http://rlwilsonconsulting.wordpress.com
  • Jun 4

    Reading Tea Leaves Becomes “Lawyers Get Social”

    Reading Tea Leaves Becomes “Lawyers Get Social”
    I will no longer be updating Reading Tea Leaves and soon there will be a re-direct to “LawyersGetSocial”. The purpose of the change is to reflect the change in the emphasis of what I am blogging about and also to further brand “DSD Law…
  • Jun 2

    Google Buzz Settlement Finally Final Final

    Google Buzz Settlement Finally Final Final
    This has been dragging out far longer than the time Buzz got itself in trouble long enough to be the target of class action privacy violation lawsuits.  At long last various privacy advocacy groups will receive funds along with more than $2…
  • Jun 1

    CA Social Media Privacy Has Another Chance

    CA Social Media Privacy Has Another Chance
    Last month, SB 242, the California bill on social media privacy failed to get the votes to move forward. It appears the bill has another chance next week when it could come up for reconsideration.  The San Francisco Chronicle has come out…
Rank this Week: 1436

Responsabilidad y Derecho

Responsabilidad y Derecho

Covers the development of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Colombia.

http://responsabilidadyderecho.blogspot.com/
  • May 10

    Sobre el "Registro de Contribuyentes Socialmente Responsables" de la AFIP... Y una pregunta para hacerse.

    Sobre el "Registro de Contribuyentes Socialmente Responsables" de la AFIP... Y una pregunta para hacerse.
    A finales del 2012, la Administración Federal de Ingresos Públicos de Argentina, mejor conocida como la AFIP *, expidió la resolución Nº 3424 de 2012 (vigente desde el 2 de enero 2013), mediante la cual se…
  • Mar 18

    La materia ambiental en la Constitución Política Colombiana

    La materia ambiental en la Constitución Política Colombiana
    El reconocimiento que el Constituyente de 1991 hizo del Medio Ambiente como elemento esencial para el desarrollo humano, al igual que el establecimiento de su defensa como objetivo de principio dentro de la forma organizativa del Estado…
  • Jan 17

    Buen Gobierno en las Relaciones Laborale

    Buen Gobierno en las Relaciones Laborale
    Entrevista al abogado y filósofo colombiano, Julio César Carrillo, especialista en Derecho Laboral y en Pedagogía de los Valores, en la que habla sobre la importancia de humanizar tanto la concepción como la…
Rank this Week: 381

Rush On Business

Rush On Business

Covers business litigation, employment law, franchise law, incorporation and starting a business. By Rush Nigut.

http://www.rushonbusiness.com/
  • Nov 17

    My Own (Informal) National Start a Business Day

    My Own (Informal) National Start a Business Day
    I don’t know why or what’s in the water but November 17th must have been my own little national start a business day as I helped people form and start four businesses today. It is days like today that certainly keep you energized…
  • Oct 7

    Entrepreneur Magazine Says Hire a Good Lawyer When Starting Busine

    Entrepreneur Magazine Says Hire a Good Lawyer When Starting Busine
    Entrepreneur Magazine columnists Courtney Spritzer and Stephanie Abrams list Hiring a Good Lawyer as one of the four things a start up business owner should do that may not be in the business plan. Another professional they suggest…
  • Oct 3

    Watch for Alleged Yellow Page Advertising Scam

    Watch for Alleged Yellow Page Advertising Scam
    I was recently contacted by a business client whose employee signed a “contract” purporting to be from YELLOW PAGE IOWA that had been faxed to their business for what appeared to be a free Yellow Page or Facebook ad. The contract…
Rank this Week: 395

Sale of Business Law Blog

Sale of Business Law Blog

Covers the law of selling or purchasing a business. By Nissenbaum Law Group.

http://www.saleofbusinesslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4544

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/
  • Aug 11

    Tenant Estoppel Certificates in Commercial Leasing

    Tenant Estoppel Certificates in Commercial Leasing
    Landlords routinely request estoppel certificates from their tenants. Tenant estoppel certificates are signed statements requested by third parties (typically lenders or prospective purchasers of commercial real estate) in order to verify…
  • Aug 1

    Exemptions to Registering Federal Securities with the SEC

    Exemptions to Registering Federal Securities with the SEC
    When forming a California limited liability company (LLC) or corporation, it is important that the owners determine whether any of the ownership interests in the company will be treated as a security.  Under federal and state law, if…
  • Jun 30

    Is Your Business Being Sued?

    Is Your Business Being Sued?
    Being served with a lawsuit can be one of the worst things that can happen to any business.  The specter of long drawn out litigation causes immediate anxiety and young and inexperienced owners worry that their business may…
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San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business transactions, start-ups, and mergers. By Structure Law Group, LLP.

http://www.sanjosebusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Obtaining Licenses and Permits for Your Busine

    Obtaining Licenses and Permits for Your Busine
    In any business venture, compliance with applicable laws and regulations is essential. These vary significantly depending on your industry and the jurisdiction in which you operate. In some cases, you may be subject to licensing and…
  • Nov 14

    Business Entrepreneurship: 4 Keys to Achieving Succe

    Business Entrepreneurship: 4 Keys to Achieving Succe
    Breaking away from the rest and forming your own business is a dream for many people. Business entrepreneurship can be a risky but rewarding venture, and it's possible to achieve great success in your new company. Although running a business…
  • Nov 7

    Consider Your Options: Pros and Cons of Mediation and Arbitration

    Consider Your Options: Pros and Cons of Mediation and Arbitration
    Sometimes, avoiding litigation in a legal dispute is the best way to achieve a resolution. Mediation and arbitration may be viable alternatives to reduce the time and money spent litigating. Here are some pros and cons to choosing meditation…
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Sanders Law Firm Blog

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Covers North Carolina law.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blog
  • Oct 31

    Undue Influence: Grounds for Contesting a Will

    Undue Influence: Grounds for Contesting a Will
    Tags: undue influencegrounds for contesting a willOne of the claims to contest a will is Undue Influence. The WillCaveat.com post link below discusses the Undue Influence challenge as grounds for contesting a will. North Carolina courts…
  • Oct 20

    Attorney Referral fee for North Carolina Case

    Attorney Referral fee for North Carolina Case
    Tags: nc attorney referrallawyer referral in north carolinaRecently, Kirk Sanders of Sanders Law Firm PLLC had the pleasure of delivering an $80,000.00 attorney fee to co-counsel in a Power of Attorney Abuse case.  Kirk Sanders…
  • Oct 16

    Building a Home & Picking a Contractor

    Building a Home & Picking a Contractor
    Tags: Building a homeconstruction projects lawyer Winston-SalemBuilding a house or doing addition work is one of the largest single investments a person can make in their lifetime. It's the time for you to do research. Know how much you…
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Seattle Business Attorney

Seattle Business Attorney

Covers business law for Seattle area businesses. By Collin Roberts,

http://seattlebusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 6

    What is a Qualified Client and why is it important for my hedge fund?

    What is a Qualified Client and why is it important for my hedge fund?
    Thanks to inVigor Law Group for the great blog post: Today, we will be discussing the definition of “qualified client(s)” and why the definition of qualified clients is important to your hedge fund. Performance Fees and the…
  • Dec 18

    Raising Capital in Washington State: Rule 506

    Raising Capital in Washington State: Rule 506
    In a recent post I provided an overview of raising capital under Washington States WAC 460-44A-505 (Rule 505). Today, I’m going to explain another exemption provided for by Federal and State law under which a company can raise…
  • Oct 30

    How Can A Simple Noncompete Agreement Benefit Your Business?

    How Can A Simple Noncompete Agreement Benefit Your Business?
    Thanks to Gavin Johnson of inVigor Law Group who wrote the following article on the iVLG blog. Two of the most valuable assets of your business are the goodwill and the intellectual property that you’ve…
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Seed Law

Seed Law

Covers legal issues affecting the seed industry, including the IP rights to seeds. By Gillon & Associates, PLLC.

http://seedlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 6

    Myriad Gene case shakes up and shakes down Biotech Industry

    Myriad Gene case shakes up and shakes down Biotech Industry
    First, I would like to thank Matthew Dillon with the Organic Seed Alliance @Seed_Alliance for pulling me from under my rock and informing me about this very important case. Judge Sweet of the Southern District of New York invalidated seven…
  • Jan 19

    Race to the finish line for Monsanto's GE Alfalfa

    Race to the finish line for Monsanto's GE Alfalfa
    This past Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the petition of certiorari in order to hear the GE Alfalfa case, Monsanto Co. v. Geertson Seed Farms, No. 09-475, that has been causing quite a stir in the biotech world. This is fortuitous for…
  • Nov 20

    Canadian Inventor Sues State Research Universitie

    Canadian Inventor Sues State Research Universitie
    I like to toss "seed lawsuit" in the google search bar on occasion to see what's going on in the world-at-large beyond the comfortable confines of my office here in suburban Memphis, TN. I came across a story that I have posted on the…
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Shelton & Power, LLC

Shelton & Power, LLC

Covers franchise law.

http://sheltonpower.blog.com
  • Oct 31

    Happy Halloween

    Happy Halloween
    Shelton & Power would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Halloween. May you get more treats than tricks.
  • Oct 4

    Gamification – a novel way to “Expand Your Brand.”

    Gamification – a novel way to “Expand Your Brand.”
    One of our franchise attorneys, Jason Power, recently learned about the concept of gamification from an online learning course that he took.  Gamification is a way of bringing concepts from games, such as video games or even board games, to…
  • Sep 18

    Want a great place to meet franchisors…

    Want a great place to meet franchisors…
    If you are looking for a great place to meet franchisors and will be in the Anaheim, CA area this October, you should join Shelton & Power and hundreds of franchises at the West Coast Franchise Expo.  During the weekend of October 12-14, the…
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Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Covers news about and opinions issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the sixth Circuit with an emphasis on business cases. By Squire Sanders.

http://www.sixthcircuitappellateblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Sixth Circuit Raises More Questions than Answers on Attorney Fee Award

    Sixth Circuit Raises More Questions than Answers on Attorney Fee Award
    In Smith v. Service Master Corp., the Sixth Circuit vacated an attorney fee award of over $500,000, largely because the district court did not provide sufficient findings to support the award.  The underlying case was brought under the…
  • Nov 20

    Sixth Circuit Judges Also Active in Scholarly Journal

    Sixth Circuit Judges Also Active in Scholarly Journal
    Despite the nearly 5,000 appeals that were filed in the Sixth Circuit last year, the Circuit’s judges also find time to actively contribute to academia and scholarly journals. In the past several years, at least five judges have…
  • Nov 19

    Sixth Circuit: Applicant Can’t Sue For Rejection Based On Whistleblowing At Prior Job

    Sixth Circuit: Applicant Can’t Sue For Rejection Based On Whistleblowing At Prior Job
    The Sixth Circuit held yesterday in Vander Boegh v. EnergySolutions, Inc. that a job applicant is not considered an “employee” under the False Claims Act and the Energy Reorganization Act, and therefore cannot avail himself…
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Slinde Nelson Blog

Slinde Nelson Blog

Covers Oregon business law.

http://www.slindenelson.com/
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Small Business IP Protection and…

Small Business IP Protection and Management

Covers the intellectual property needs of individuals and small- to medium-sized companies. By J. Douglas Miller.

http://jdmesq.typepad.com/small_business_intellectu/
  • Apr 10

    Inventors Eye - independent inventor publication

    Inventors Eye - independent inventor publication
    The Inventors Eye is a publication of the USPTO for the independent inventor community. To view the latest issue, please click here. Of note in this edition, is a tutorial on the new first-inventor-to-file laws which includes links to…
  • May 25

    USPTO Ombudsman Teleconference - focusing on pro se applicant

    USPTO Ombudsman Teleconference - focusing on pro se applicant
    Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 Time: 2 PM to 3 PM From the USPTO:
  • Jan 3

    Donald R. Fraser 1927-2010

    Donald R. Fraser 1927-2010
    It is with a sense of deep sadness that we must report that our partner, mentor, colleague and friend, Donald R. Fraser, passed away on December 28, 2010 in Ft. Myers, Florida after a brief illness. He was 83 years old.Don Fraser had a…
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Small Business Lawyer Blog

Small Business Lawyer Blog

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

http://smallbusinesslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    Looking for Export Trade Leads...

    Looking for Export Trade Leads...
    If your small business is interested in export related sales leads take a look at the Empire State Development Marketing Assistance Service Program. There you will find a description of the sales and marketing assistance program offered by…
  • Oct 29

    Your Small Business Can Now Use US Ambasador

    Your Small Business Can Now Use US Ambasador
    A recent program rolled out by the United States Department of State permits US small business owners to directly connect with American Ambassadors to discuss available in-country business opportunities. The program is called Direct Line and…
  • 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…
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Small Government Contracts Blog

Small Government Contracts Blog

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

http://smallgovcon.com/
  • Nov 25

    Task Orders: Small Business Set-Asides Not Required, Says GAO

    Task Orders: Small Business Set-Asides Not Required, Says GAO
    When issuing task order solicitations under unrestricted multiple award contracts, procuring agencies are not required to apply the so-called “rule of two” and set aside task orders for small businesses. In a recent bid protest…
  • Nov 24

    GAO Bid Protests: Sustains Lower But “Effectiveness” Steady

    GAO Bid Protests: Sustains Lower But “Effectiveness” Steady
    The GAO sustained only 13% of bid protests in Fiscal Year 2014, down from 17% in the previous fiscal year. But although some commentators might interpret the numbers as a sign that more non-meritorious protests were filed, the…
  • Nov 18

    Anti-Kickback Act Settlement Costs Contractor $2.72 Million

    Anti-Kickback Act Settlement Costs Contractor $2.72 Million
    A New York contractor has agreed to pay $2.72 million to resolve claims that it violated the Anti-Kickback Act and False Claims Act in connection with its prime contract work on an EPA facility. According to a Department of Justice press…
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Software Licensing & Master…

Software Licensing & Master Service Agreements

Covers the software industry and discusses software licensing and consulting contracts. By Sam Conforti LLC.

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

    Do You Know The Meaning of "Cloud Bursting"?

    Do You Know The Meaning of "Cloud Bursting"?
    TechTarget network has many e-newsletters and I subscribe to several of them.  One of the e-newsletters is called “WhatIs.com” and it endeavors to define a term in one of its features called Word of the Day.  And so let…
  • Mar 20

    How To Choose The Right "PUBLIC" Cloud Provider

    How To Choose The Right "PUBLIC" Cloud Provider
      Webopedia defines a PRIVATE Cloud as one where the enterprise’s computing platform is under the control of the IT department and implemented within the corporate firewall. It is designed to offer the same features and…
  • Dec 5

    China Mobile Opens 700 Million Subscribers to Apple's iPhone

    China Mobile Opens 700 Million Subscribers to Apple's iPhone
        Matt Egan reports for FOXBusiness in his article entitled “Report: Apple Reaches China Mobile iPhone Deal” that China Mobile, the world’s largest wireless carrier, and Apple have inked a deal which would…
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Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Sonoma County Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers landlord-tenant, bankruptcy, small business and family law. By Richard C. Koman.

http://www.richardkoman.com
  • May 2

    Negotiating a lease buyout

    Negotiating a lease buyout
    It’s not just lawyer sites that advise hiring lawyers. It’s actually a critical step in signing any legal document, to make sure you are being paid adequately and that you’re not waiving rights unnecessarily. Here are some…
  • Sep 20

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide

    Can San Jose require affordable housing? Cal Supremes will decide
    The California Supreme Court will take on the case of whether San Jose can require developers to include “affordable housing” in new developments, The Mercury News reports. San Jose would require developers to offer 15 percent of…
  • Dec 8

    California eviction basic

    California eviction basic
    I wrote this step by step for Avvo a while back, called How to Evict a Tenant in California. It’s not just the basic procedures, but also gives a sense of the negotiation and settlement process that is key to working out a good deal. 1…
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South Carolina Business Law Blog

South Carolina Business Law Blog

Covers judicial decisions, legislative changes, regulatory rulings, and the economic landscape affecting companies doing business or seeking to do business in South Carolina. By Ellis, Lawhorne & Sims, P.A.

http://www.scbusinesslawblog.com/
  • May 13

    It’s Like Déjà Vu All Over Again: Yogi Berra On Information Security

    It’s Like Déjà Vu All Over Again: Yogi Berra On Information Security
     It is Spring again, and the national pastime is in full swing. This year Spring also brought knowledge of the Heartbleed Bug – another threat to the security of information stored and transmitted online.  And just as baseball…
  • May 9

    South Carolina Looks to Follow Vermont's Lead in Fighting Patent Trolls- Using State Law

    South Carolina Looks to Follow Vermont's Lead in Fighting Patent Trolls- Using State Law
    A bill pending in the South Carolina General Assembly that would make "bad faith assertions of patent infringements" an "unfair trade practice" under South Carolina law got a "jurisdictional boost" from a recent Opinion and Order issued by a…
  • Mar 16

    2013 S.C. Appellate Court Decisions Addressing Arbitration

    2013 S.C. Appellate Court Decisions Addressing Arbitration
    Introduction (This is an adapted version of a presentation made at the S.C Bar Convention). Each passing year brings more appellate court decisions, at the state and federal levels, addressing arbitration.  2013 was no exception. The…
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South Carolina Retail &…

South Carolina Retail & Hospitality Law Blog

Covers legal trends for South Carolina retailers and hospitality-related entities. By Christian Stegmaier.

http://www.retailhospitalitylaw.com/
  • Jan 27

    Super Bowl Sunday and Social Host Responsibilities: Keeping the Party “In Bounds” and Safe

    Super Bowl Sunday and Social Host Responsibilities: Keeping the Party “In Bounds” and Safe
    If history is any indicator, this coming Sunday – like every Super Bowl Sunday before it – willPost by Chair Christian Stegmaierbe a big event in the United States.  It’s been estimated only Thanksgiving is a bigger day…
  • Jan 13

    New Year’s Resolutions: Don't let volunteer efforts become a legal hazard

    New Year’s Resolutions: Don't let volunteer efforts become a legal hazard
    A common New Year’s resolution is to volunteer.  In fact, www.health.comranks it as one of the top 10 healthiest resolutions one can make, as volunteering has been linked with increased levels of happiness and decreased…
  • Jan 6

    Restaurant Week Begins This Week in South Carolina

    Restaurant Week Begins This Week in South Carolina
    Starting Thursday, January 9, South Carolina will be participating in the 11-day celebration that is Restaurant Week. South Carolinian foodies will get a chance to enjoy a variety of exceptional dishes and amazing values during dinner from…
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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…
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