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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…
Rank this Week: 1301

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/
  • Feb 20

    Federal Questions, Removal, and Remand: Sixth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Class Action FICA Claim

    Federal Questions, Removal, and Remand: Sixth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Class Action FICA Claim
    In a published decision this week, the Sixth Circuit reviewed the dismissal of an employee’s claim for excessive withholding of FICA taxes against her employer. In affirming the district court’s refusal to remand the federal…
  • Feb 16

    Sixth Circuit Takes A Hard Look At Statutory Attorney’s Fee

    Sixth Circuit Takes A Hard Look At Statutory Attorney’s Fee
    In a published opinion last week, the Sixth Circuit examined and rejected the award of more than $500,000 in attorney’s fees to People First of Tennessee in relation to its work in 2008 on a contempt motion against the State of…
  • Feb 12

    Sixth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Affirms $200,000 Attorney Sanction

    Sixth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Affirms $200,000 Attorney Sanction
    In a sternly-worded, sixty-page opinion last week, the Sixth Circuit’s Bankruptcy Appellate Panel affirmed a bankruptcy court’s $200,000 sanctions order against an attorney that arose from a plethora of litigation over an…
Rank this Week: 2335

Slinde Nelson Blog

Slinde Nelson Blog

Covers Oregon business law.

http://www.slindenelson.com/
Rank this Week: 4157

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…
Rank this Week: 1823

Small Business Lawyer Blog

Small Business Lawyer Blog

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

http://smallbusinesslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 10

    Beware Foreign Domestic Law

    Beware Foreign Domestic Law
    Sending personnel overseas into a different country subjects your sales people, executives, and employees generally to the domestic laws (called municipal laws in international law parlance) of the country they visit. Equally important is…
  • Apr 21

    A Methodological Approach to Negotiating International Business Dispute

    A Methodological Approach to Negotiating International Business Dispute
    The United States government has declared increased exports are the path for financial recovery. In particular, the Small Business Administration declared exports are the principal method to buttress American small business. So, how do small…
  • Jan 27

    Sanctions List to Check Before Doing Busine

    Sanctions List to Check Before Doing Busine
    Before doing business with a prospective new business partner or customer your US or UK small business should (and may be required) conduct due diligence on your new prospect. Some lists to check are UK-HM Treasury's Consolidated List, EU…
Rank this Week: 4523

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/
  • Sep 2

    Agency’s “Cut-And-Paste” Proposal Evaluation Upheld

    Agency’s “Cut-And-Paste” Proposal Evaluation Upheld
    An agency’s evaluation of proposals was not improper even though the Source Selection Authority “cut and paste” portions of a selection document used in a similar procurement–including typographical errors and a…
  • Aug 28

    Kingdomware SDVOSB Supreme Court Case: Read Our Amicus Brief

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

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: August 24-28, 2015

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: August 24-28, 2015
    After spending the majority of the week in Norman, Oklahoma for the ICBS Show, I am back in the office, and ready for our weekly dose of government contracts news and commentary. This week, a large corporation gets busted for misusing…
Rank this Week: 1949

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…
Rank this Week: 2267

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…
Rank this Week: 335

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…
Rank this Week: 3978

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…
Rank this Week: 757

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Covers business and franchise law.

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

    Tips on Buying an Existing Franchise

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

    NLRB McDonalds Decision Could Impact Franchisors Nationwide

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

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

    Radio Interview Given By Nancy Lanard On What To Look for in a Franchise Disclosure Document
    Nancy Lanard was selected to be interviewed on the Blog Talk Radio program "Franchise Focus" by Rick Bisio on the topic of what someone should look for in a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).  Nancy Lanard's interview (given in…
Rank this Week: 1444

Startup Blawg

Startup Blawg

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

http://startupblawg.com/
  • Aug 3

    What Every Startup Founder Needs to Know About Securities Law

    What Every Startup Founder Needs to Know About Securities Law
    When you were pacing your room at midnight dreaming up the idea that would be the next big thing, you probably were not thinking about the securities laws, and, honestly, who can blame you?  Now that you want to make … Continue…
  • Aug 3

    Why the Securities Laws Matter to Your Startup

    Why the Securities Laws Matter to Your Startup
    When you were pacing your room at midnight dreaming up the idea that would be the next big thing, you probably were not thinking about the securities laws, and, honestly, who can blame you?  Now that you want to make … Continue…
  • Dec 27

    How to Choose a State of Incorporation or Organization for Your Startup

    How to Choose a State of Incorporation or Organization for Your Startup
    Wisconsin? Illinois? Delaware? Nevada?  Which State Is Best for Your Startup Entity?  
Rank this Week: 3273

Startup Law Blog

Startup Law Blog

Covers legal issues and public policy issues relating to startup companies. By Joe Wallin.

http://www.startuplawblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    Join Us at Pacific Rim M&A Institute This Wednesday

    Join Us at Pacific Rim M&A Institute This Wednesday
    Please join us for the Pacific Rim M&A Institute’s next session. This quarter’s program features Port of Seattle CEO, Ted J. Fick, who will discuss how the Port contributes to our region’s economy. We look forward to…
  • Dec 18

    Revenue Lending

    Revenue Lending
    I recently had the chance to sit down with BJ Lackland, the CEO of Lighter Capital, to talk about life, revenue loans, and Lighter Capital. Below is a transcript of most of our talk. – JW: BJ, what’s the first … Continue…
  • Nov 28

    Current Funding Trends and Capital Raising Tip

    Current Funding Trends and Capital Raising Tip
    How Are You Planning to Fund Your Big Idea in 2015? Due to cheaper tools, the cost of getting a startup off the ground has markedly decreased over the past dozen or so years. However, despite lower costs, it can … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 3989

Startup Law Blog

Startup Law Blog

Covers legal and regulatory developments in startup, securities law and regulation. By Joe Wallin.

http://www.startuplawblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    Join Us at Pacific Rim M&A Institute This Wednesday

    Join Us at Pacific Rim M&A Institute This Wednesday
    Please join us for the Pacific Rim M&A Institute’s next session. This quarter’s program features Port of Seattle CEO, Ted J. Fick, who will discuss how the Port contributes to our region’s economy. We look forward to…
  • Dec 18

    Revenue Lending

    Revenue Lending
    I recently had the chance to sit down with BJ Lackland, the CEO of Lighter Capital, to talk about life, revenue loans, and Lighter Capital. Below is a transcript of most of our talk. – JW: BJ, what’s the first … Continue…
  • Nov 28

    Current Funding Trends and Capital Raising Tip

    Current Funding Trends and Capital Raising Tip
    How Are You Planning to Fund Your Big Idea in 2015? Due to cheaper tools, the cost of getting a startup off the ground has markedly decreased over the past dozen or so years. However, despite lower costs, it can … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 2904

Steve Harms - Credit and…

Steve Harms - Credit and Collections

Information for credit and collections professionals.

http://steveharms-creditandcollections.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    FDCPA....your letters don't have to use the EXACT language if they mean the same thing!

    FDCPA....your letters don't have to use the EXACT language if they mean the same thing!
    So, what would happen if your validation letter to a debtor read that the debtor has to respond within "30 days of receiving this letter" rather than within "30 days after receiving this letter"???A suit was brought on the use of "of"…
  • Mar 28

    Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: A bill to modify it

    Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: A bill to modify it
    Collection attorneys dealing with consumer debtors in matters of litigation are frustrated endlessly by the FDCPA communication requirements as "communications" are to be conveyed to a debtor only if the debt collector id's himself/herself as…
  • Mar 28

    Collection through garnishment: there are some exemption

    Collection through garnishment: there are some exemption
    In prior postings on this site, I've expressed the need to be creative and be willing to develop strategies as to the most effective forms of post judgment collection remedies.Be aware that numerous resources are exempt in whole or in…
Rank this Week: 3633

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Frequently Asked Questions about Regulation A+

    Frequently Asked Questions about Regulation A+
    Back in March, I wrote about proposed revisions to Regulation A, commonly known as “Regulation A+”, which were designed to implement Section 401 of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act). Since then, the SEC issued its…
Rank this Week: 5000

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

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

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

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

    The Inbox – The Games We Play

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

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

    When Trouble Looms, How Many Battles Will You Have To Fight?
    Indemnification and advancement are intended to protect individuals from claims asserted against them by shareholders or regulators by virtue of their position with a business entity.  A minimum level of protection is guaranteed by…
Rank this Week: 917

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Sep 22

    Criminal Convictions in Salmonella Case

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

    3 Months in Spanish Prison for Plant Variety Rights Infringement

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

    Ecuador: Change Constitution to Protect Traditional Knowledge

    Ecuador: Change Constitution to Protect Traditional Knowledge
      Ecuador’s national government has proposed to amend the country’s constitution to provide special protections against the misappropriation of traditional knowledge and biological diversity. Propuesta de enmiendas…
Rank this Week: 3014

Swedish Corporate Law

Swedish Corporate Law

Covers the Swedish Companies Act. By Krister Bruzelius.

http://swedishcorporate.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    The Swedish Companies Act 2005 in English translation

    The Swedish Companies Act 2005 in English translation
    I have received a question about the book “The Swedish Companies Act 2005 in translation" and have answered it in a comment to another post, but as it is hard to find I give the information here as well.”The title is “The Swedish…
  • Mar 17

    Swedish Law – Company Reorganisation

    Swedish Law – Company Reorganisation
    At my other blog, Swedish Law Blog, I am writing a series of posts about the Swedish Company Reorganisation Act (1996:764) (the act is available in Swedish only).
  • May 21

    Proposal: Lowered Minimum Share Capital in Swedish Private Limited Companie

    Proposal: Lowered Minimum Share Capital in Swedish Private Limited Companie
    In October 2007 the Swedish Government initiated an investigation concerning the minimum share capital in private Swedish limited companies as a part of a general drive to simplify the rules applicable to smaller companies and to strengthen…
Rank this Week: 1721

Swedish Law Blog

Swedish Law Blog

Covers Swedish law, with an emphasis on Swedish business law. By Krister Bruzelius.

http://swedishlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    Swedish Law - Severance Compensation to Sales Agents - 31 § Sales Agency Act

    Swedish Law - Severance Compensation to Sales Agents - 31 § Sales Agency Act
    According to § 31 of the Sales Agency Act a request for severance compensation must be lodged within one year from the termination of the agreement, which is consistent with the EC directive regulating. The provision is mandatory in the…
  • Aug 30

    Swedish Law - Severance Compensation to Sales Agents - 30 § Sales Agency Act

    Swedish Law - Severance Compensation to Sales Agents - 30 § Sales Agency Act
    30 § of the Sales Agency Act deals with the right to severance compensation, if the agent terminates the contract himself. The provision is mandatory to the sales agent's benefit and is based Article 18 of the EC Directive. The agent is…
  • Aug 26

    Swedish Law - Severance Compensation to Sales Agents - 29 § Sales Agency Act

    Swedish Law - Severance Compensation to Sales Agents - 29 § Sales Agency Act
    According to § 29, the sales agent is not entitled to severance compensation, if 1. the principal has terminated the agreement because the agent's breach of contract, provided the sales agent has acted intentionally or recklessly; 2. the…
Rank this Week: 1722

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: 1836

Tax Law and Business Organization…

Tax Law and Business Organization Strategy

Providing information and updates on tax law. By Sprouse Schrader Smith PC.

http://taxlaw.sprouselaw.com/
  • Dec 31

    New Non-discrimination Rules for Health Insurance Plan

    New Non-discrimination Rules for Health Insurance Plan
    Fully insured health plans have not been subject to any the nondiscrimination requirements. Those plans could discriminate on eligibility, contributions, and benefits, without triggering adverse tax consequences to either the plan or the plan…
  • Dec 20

    Sales of Livestock Due to Drought

    Sales of Livestock Due to Drought
    The drought in the Texas Panhandle and surrounding areas has staggered the livestock industry. Many livestock farmers have been forced to liquidate their herds entirely, or at an abnormal rate. The Code provides some tax relief available for…
  • Sep 30

    Tax Avoidance Just Isn't What It Used To Be

    Tax Avoidance Just Isn't What It Used To Be
    I have previously written on how the government's attitute towards tax planning seems to have changed over the years. Contrary to what I was taught in law school, the IRS now essentially takes the position that if a transaction included tax…
Rank this Week: 4377

Texas Business Law Blog

Texas Business Law Blog

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

http://www.dbwillislaw.com/texas-business-law-blog/
  • Apr 14

    Comptroller Announces Texas Taxpayer Bill of Right

    Comptroller Announces Texas Taxpayer Bill of Right
    Yesterday the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Glenn Hegar, announced the creation of the Texas Taxpayer Bill of Rights.  These were promulgated as part of his goals to address taxpayer concerns in an efficient and respectful…
  • Apr 9

    Educate Your Employees on Spear Phishing Attacks Now

    Educate Your Employees on Spear Phishing Attacks Now
    The latest victim….the White House.  That tells you all you need to know about just how effective spear phishing is as a tactic to infiltrate a computer system.  If the attack is effective against that target then you better…
  • Apr 9

    Educate Your Employees on Spear Fishing Attacks Now

    Educate Your Employees on Spear Fishing Attacks Now
    The latest victim….the White House.  That tells you all you need to know about just how effective spear fishing is as a tactic to infiltrate a computer system.  If the attack is effective against that target then you better…
Rank this Week: 5073

Texas Restaurant Law

Texas Restaurant Law

Covers Texas restaurant and hospitality law. By Ralph Perry-Miller and Matthew Sanderson.

http://www.texasrestaurantlaw.com/
  • Jan 31

    Have You Considered Parking In Your Restaurant Lease?

    Have You Considered Parking In Your Restaurant Lease?
    Shockingly, many restaurant leases fail to account for parking. More often, the landlord considers whether there is enough parking before entering into the restaurant lease negotiations, but they don’t account for it in their leases.…
  • Jan 14

    When To Use Letters of Intent In Buying a Restaurant

    When To Use Letters of Intent In Buying a Restaurant
    Letters of intent can be confusing. Are they contracts? Are they binding? When should they be used? It’s important to know when to use letters of intent because they can be valuable tools that can save time and money. We receive these…
  • Apr 2

    Confusing Expiration Labels Cost Texas Restaurant

    Confusing Expiration Labels Cost Texas Restaurant
    All restaurants have to deal with the issue of throwing away food at the end of the day. According to the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a powerful environmental action group and the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic, confusing…
Rank this Week: 3732

The Antitrust Hotch Potch

The Antitrust Hotch Potch

Offers critical comments on EC competition law and policy. By Professor Damien Geradin and Nicholas Petit.

http://professorgeradin.blogs.com/professor_geradins_weblog/
  • May 1

    CNN Interviews on the Google case

    CNN Interviews on the Google case
    I had my 10 minutes of fame a few days ago when I was interviewed twice on CNN: http://edition.cnn.com/videos/business/2015/04/15/wbt-intv-lake-geradin-google-eu-antitrust-charges.cnn…
  • Apr 7

    Loyalty Rebates after Intel: Time for the European Court of Justice to Overrule Hoffman-La Roche

    Loyalty Rebates after Intel: Time for the European Court of Justice to Overrule Hoffman-La Roche
    My recent paper on the controversial Intel judgment of the CJEU can be found here. Abstract: In June 2014, the GCEU confirmed the Decision of the European Commission that condemned Intel for breaching Article 102 TFEU by adopting exclusive…
  • Mar 26

    Commissioner Vestager proposing an e-commerce inquiry

    Commissioner Vestager proposing an e-commerce inquiry
    Competition: Commissioner Vestager announces proposal for e-commerce sector inquiry Brussels, 26 March 2015 The European Commissioner in charge of competition policy Margrethe Vestager announced today at a conference in Berlin a forthcoming…
Rank this Week: 1440

The Becker-Posner Blog

The Becker-Posner Blog

A law and economics blog by University of Chicago Law School Professors Gary Becker and Senior Lecturer Judge Richard Posner

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/beckerposner/
  • May 10

    Farewell

    Farewell
    In memoriam: Gary S. Becker, 1930-2014. The Becker-Posner blog is terminated. Richard A. Posner
  • Mar 14

    Sabbatical Notice

    Sabbatical Notice
    Starting this weekend, we will be taking a one-month sabbatical from blogging. We will resume at the end of that period.
  • Mar 3

    The Embargo of Cuba: Time to Go- Becker

    The Embargo of Cuba: Time to Go- Becker
    The US embargo of Cuba began in 1960, a year after Fidel Castro turned this island toward communism. It was extended to food and medicines in 1962, the same year as the showdown with Russia over the installation of missiles there. The embargo…
Rank this Week: 3884

The Brewery Law Blog

The Brewery Law Blog

Covers licensing, permitting, advertising, labeling and distribution issues affecting the brewing industry. By Reiser Legal LLC.

http://brewerylaw.com
  • Sep 3

    Brewery Startup Series #8: Timeline to Opening

    Brewery Startup Series #8: Timeline to Opening
    How long does it take to open a brewery? I’ve put together resources as a part of our Brewery Startup Series in the past. I thought it was time to revisit the milestones we’ve provided, putting the brewery startup process…
  • Sep 3

    TTB Permits Online Makeover + Mac Compatibility!

    TTB Permits Online Makeover + Mac Compatibility!
    Well, wouldn’t you know it. Just after I found a working solution to using TTB Permits Online and my Mac and wrote about it here, TTB gives Permits Online an unexpected but very welcome update. In a post yesterday, September 2, 2015,…
  • Aug 21

    TTB Permits Online for Mac Users: Working Solution

    TTB Permits Online for Mac Users: Working Solution
    Having TTB upload errors using Microsoft Silverlight on your Mac? Think I may have a solution for you. If you can, try OSX Yosemite 10.10.4 and Firefox version 39, a combination I am currently successfully using. Later iterations of both may…
Rank this Week: 3872

The Business Technology Law Blog

The Business Technology Law Blog

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

http://www.bradleygross.com/
  • Mar 25

    The Question Every Airline Needs to Answer: Why No Cockpit Video?

    The Question Every Airline Needs to Answer: Why No Cockpit Video?
    I'm going to take a moment from my usual legal technology-related posts to pose an obvious but unanswered question to the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as the airlines themselves: Why aren't commercial aircraft cockpits equipped…
  • Feb 5

    Left Shark Isn't As Scary As the Lawyers Protecting It

    Left Shark Isn't As Scary As the Lawyers Protecting It
    It's been reported that over a hundred million people watched Katy Perry's Super Bowl halftime show. If you're one of those people, then you likely saw the dancing sharks that accompanied her on stage.  I've heard lots of opinions about…
  • Feb 3

    It's In The Game...But Should EA Pay For It?

    It's In The Game...But Should EA Pay For It?
    Electronic Arts makes some of the most realistic sports video games on the market.  To do this, EA uses the likenesses of real players, and captures each player's unique physical appearance and signature moves.  EA’s games…
Rank this Week: 3804

The China Law Blog

The China Law Blog

Provides legal and business updates on China Law. By Frank Caruso and Sean Hayes.

http://www.thechinalawblog.com/
  • Jul 15

    Basics for Partnering with a Chinese Company: More than Just Due Diligence

    Basics for Partnering with a Chinese Company: More than Just Due Diligence
    The following post was written by, Tom Coyner, MBA, one of IPG's senior business advisers.   Tom has has worked in Asia for over twenty years.  Please read the following post in conjunction with the articles listed at the end of…
  • Jul 15

    Basics for Partnering with a Chinese Company: More than Just Due Diligence

    Basics for Partnering with a Chinese Company: More than Just Due Diligence
    The following post was written by, Tom Coyner, MBA, one of IPG's senior business advisers.   Tom has has worked in Asia for over twenty years.  Please read the following post in conjunction with the articles listed at the end of…
  • Jul 15

    Basics for Partnering with a Chinese Company: More than Just Due Diligence

    Basics for Partnering with a Chinese Company: More than Just Due Diligence
    The following post was written by, Tom Coyner, MBA, one of IPG's senior business advisers.   Tom has has worked in Asia for over twenty years.  Please read the following post in conjunction with the articles listed at the end of…
Rank this Week: 4307

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

Covers directors and officers liability. By Kevin LaCroix.

http://dandodiary.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 15

    Subprime Litigation Wave Hits State Street

    Subprime Litigation Wave Hits State Street
    To see this page on The D & O Diary's new website, click here. To go to the homepage of The D & O Diary's new ebsite, click here.On January 3, 2008, State Street Corporation announced (here) that for the fourth quarter of 2007, it will be…
  • Feb 15

    A Closer Look at the 2007 Life Sciences Securities Lawsuit

    A Closer Look at the 2007 Life Sciences Securities Lawsuit
    To see this page on The D & O Diary's new website, refer here. To go to the home page of The D & O Diary's new website, click here. In prior posts (most recently here), I noted that even during the two-year lull in securities lawsuits filings…
  • Feb 15

    Tracking the Opt-Out Settlement

    Tracking the Opt-Out Settlement
    To see this page on The D & O Diary's new website, click here. To go to the home page of The D & O Diary's new website, click here.In prior posts (most recently here), I have written about the increasing importance of opt-out settlements in…
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The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

News and commentary on Directors and Officers Liability. By Kevin M. LaCroix.

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Sep 3

    Season’s End Serenade

    Season’s End Serenade
    There are those who prefer to live in warmer climates, where the cold winds of winter never blow. During the last two exceptionally  frigid winters back home in Ohio, I certainly daydreamed about what it might be like to live in a place…
  • Sep 1

    Guest Post: Coverage for Future Injuries: Is Your Cyber Policy Up To The Neiman Marcus Challenge?

    Guest Post: Coverage for Future Injuries: Is Your Cyber Policy Up To The Neiman Marcus Challenge?
    As I discussed in a recent post, on July 20, 2015, the Seventh Circuit issued its opinion in the Neiman Marcus consumer data breach class action lawsuit. In its opinion (a copy of which can be found here), the appellate court ruled that the…
  • Aug 31

    When Data Hacks Lead to D&O Lawsuits, Actual and Threatened

    When Data Hacks Lead to D&O Lawsuits, Actual and Threatened
    Many observers, including even this blog, have speculated whether the rising wave of data breaches and cyber security attacks will result in litigation against the directors and officers of the affected companies. Indeed, in 2014, there were…
Rank this Week: 452

The Datakos Blawg

The Datakos Blawg

Covers compliance, records management, and legal service provider relations. By Rick Wolf.

http://wolfs2cents.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 829

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

Covers boards of directors, corporate elections, executive compensation, practice insights, legal developments, securities regulation, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sponsored by the HLS Corporate Governance Program.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Sep 4

    Proxy Access Bylaw Developments and Trend

    Proxy Access Bylaw Developments and Trend
    The significant success of shareholder proxy access proposals this year is likely to result in even more shareholder proposals for proxy access in the 2016 proxy season. As of August 13, 2015, 82 shareholder proxy access proposals have come…
  • Sep 3

    D.C. Circuit Court Upholds Conflict Minerals Decision

    D.C. Circuit Court Upholds Conflict Minerals Decision
    In the ongoing challenge to the SEC’s conflict minerals rule, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, issued an opinion on August 18 upholding its April 2014 finding that a key aspect of the rule violates constitutional…
  • Sep 3

    Pro Forma Compensation

    Pro Forma Compensation
    In recent years, companies have begun to voluntarily disclose supplemental calculations of executive compensation beyond those required by the Securities and Exchange Commission in the annual proxy. Our paper, Pro Forma Compensation: Useful…
Rank this Week: 97

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

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

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Sep 2

    “Work Made for Hire” Can Convert a Contractor to an Employee

    “Work Made for Hire” Can Convert a Contractor to an Employee
    In California, a “work made for hire” (WMFH) provision in a contract can convert a contractor to an employee. This post describes the statutory basis for this little-known area of the  law. Before providing details, I will…
  • Aug 5

    Personal Cell Phone Use for Work Must be Reimbursed

    Personal Cell Phone Use for Work Must be Reimbursed
    This post discusses a 2014 case (Cochran v. Schwan’s Home Service, Inc.) which held that California employers must reimburse employees who use a personal cell phone for work. Plaintiff Colin Cochran, as class representative, brought a…
  • Jul 28

    “Happy Birthday” May Be in the Public Domain, After All

    “Happy Birthday” May Be in the Public Domain, After All
    You probably have sung “Happy Birthday [to You]” countless times. This post is about a company that has been collecting royalties from that song and the possibility that those royalties soon may stop. In 1893, sisters Mildred Jane…
Rank this Week: 1321

The Law According to Nevada

The Law According to Nevada

Dedicated to issues in the world of business and law. By Kirk Nevada Walker.

http://nevadawalker.blogspot.com/
  • May 6

    CourtFish.com

    CourtFish.com
    Here is a great new website that allows customers to instantly chat/email with a real attorney about his/her legal problem. It also allows one to hire someone to help with their legal issues for a much lower price than is quoted by lawyers. I…
  • Dec 30

    Rolling Your Retirement Account to an IRA opens the Door for Future Creditor

    Rolling Your Retirement Account to an IRA opens the Door for Future Creditor
    I worked in the stock market for eight years and there are a surprising number of people who automatically roll over their 401(k) or 403(b) to an Individual Retirement Account (IRA)once they have left their employers. Some do not even know…
  • Dec 29

    Trademarks - What's So Special about the ® ?

    Trademarks - What's So Special about the ® ?
    A trademark is any word, name, symbol, or device used by a person or which a person has a bona fide intention to use in commerce to indicate the source of goods or services and distinguish his or her goods. Trademarks are types of…
Rank this Week: 4915

The Law and Equity Report by…

The Law and Equity Report by Timothy Powers O'Neill

Covers Florida real estate and business litigation.

http://lawandequity.com
  • Aug 13

    Copyright in the New

    Copyright in the New
    LendInk fiasco keeps rights management issue burning; Most don’t realize when you buy an e-book that you cannot resell it, and in the majority of cases can’t even lend it to a friend because of copyright, not technical issue
  • Aug 7

    Copyright in the New

    Copyright in the New
    Posner: Sharing links isn’t copyright infringement
  • Mar 20

    An Open Invitation

    An Open Invitation
    I respectfully decline the invitation to join your hallucination. Scott Adams   An invitation to a wedding invokes more trouble than a summons to a police court. William Feather  
Rank this Week: 3343

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Aug 28

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)
    We are discussing some of the issues raised by Peter Henning in his DealBook column, The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.   In any event, the limits on discovery, the fact that ALJ decisions are…
  • Aug 26

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)
    Peter Henning wrote an interesting piece over at DealBook on the SEC's use of administrative proceedings in place of actions in federal district court.  See The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.…
  • Aug 26

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 30

The Resource Blog

The Resource Blog

Covers tax law. By Samuel D. Brotman.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two
    Here are the steps that IRS examiners take before a taxpayer makes the irrevocable decision to opt out: 1. Send Status Letter to the taxpayer setting forth the status of the voluntary disclosure certification, documents required to finalize…
Rank this Week: 2599

The Schulzke Brief

The Schulzke Brief

Provides commentary on commerce and the law. By Kurt Schulzke.

http://schulzkelaw.com
Rank this Week: 3867

The Startup Lawyer

The Startup Lawyer

Covers entrepreneurship and startup companies. By Ryan Roberts.

http://startuplawyer.com/
  • Aug 7

    Demo Days and the General Solicitation Conundrum

    Demo Days and the General Solicitation Conundrum
    If you’ve been to accelerator or incubator demo days, you’ve likely seen a presentation that either flat out mentions the specifics of a financing round in progress or the details of a proposed financing.  In the last…
  • Apr 15

    2015 StartupLawyer.com Upgrade

    2015 StartupLawyer.com Upgrade
    I am happy to present an upgraded StartupLawyer.com! While just a soft launch, we added a left-side navigation bar with the intent of making content more accessible.  Early reviews have been positive: About a…
  • Mar 18

    Great Quality of Life: The Undercurrent of the Dallas Startup Ecosystem

    Great Quality of Life: The Undercurrent of the Dallas Startup Ecosystem
    There has been a lot of talk lately that Dallas is a great environment for tech startups because of (1) the very low cost of living (especially in comparison to the California or New York) and corresponding high quality of life and (2) the…
Rank this Week: 92

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

Covers California's Unfair Competition Law. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Aug 21

    Supreme Court takes up discovery issue: Williams v. Superior Court (Marshalls)

    Supreme Court takes up discovery issue: Williams v. Superior Court (Marshalls)
    On August 19, 2015, the Supreme Court granted review in Williams v. Superior Court (Marshalls of CA, LLC), No. S227228. In this case, the plaintiff moved to compel production of employee names and contact information in a representative…
  • Aug 11

    "Will Uber drivers get class-action status for employment case?"

    "Will Uber drivers get class-action status for employment case?"
    The motion for class certification in the Uber misclassification case made the San Francisco Chronicle. The motion was argued last Thursday before U.S. District Judge Edward Chen. The article relates a few interesting exchanges that took…
  • Aug 5

    New Ninth Circuit CAFA "amount in controversy" opinion: Yocupicio v. PAE Group, LLC

    New Ninth Circuit CAFA "amount in controversy" opinion: Yocupicio v. PAE Group, LLC
    In Yocupicio v. PAE Group, Inc., ___ F.3d ___ (9th Cir. Jul. 30, 2015), the Ninth Circuit held that the amounts sought in plaintiff's non-class PAGA claim could not be added to the amounts sought in plaintiff's class claims in...
Rank this Week: 404

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

Covers constitutional law, copyright/technology, corporate law, criminal law, free speech, genetic testing, international law, national security and more.

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
Rank this Week: 260

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Jul 17

    Axel Honneth, “Three, Not Two, Concepts of Liberty”

    Axel Honneth, “Three, Not Two, Concepts of Liberty”
    Even for those among us who are not altogether convinced by Isaiah Berlin's famous essay "Two Concepts of Liberty," it has by now become commonplace to adopt a distinction between "negative" and "positive" liberties that largely coincides…
  • Jun 29

    William H. J. Hubbard, “Newtonian Law and Economics, Quantum Law and Economics, and ...”

    William H. J. Hubbard, “Newtonian Law and Economics, Quantum Law and Economics, and ...”
    “Newtonian Law and Economics, Quantum Law and Economics, and the Search for a Theory of Relativity” At this law school, “law and economics” is a mantra. But what is the “economics” in “law and…
  • Jun 11

    Aziz Huq, “Hobby Lobby and the Psychology of Corporate Rights”

    Aziz Huq, “Hobby Lobby and the Psychology of Corporate Rights”
    After the Hobby Lobby and Citizens United decisions, a robust public debate has emerged over corporate constitutional rights. Prof. Huq discusses ongoing empirical research about how the Hobby Lobby case has influenced public perceptions not…
Rank this Week: 57

The Venture Alley

The Venture Alley

Covers business and legal issues for entrepreneurs, startups, venture capitalists and angel investors. By DLA Piper.

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

    SEC guidance on “catching up” delinquent filer

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

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

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

    Recap of Q2 2015 Venture Capital Activity by Region

    Recap of Q2 2015 Venture Capital Activity by Region
    CONTRIBUTED BY Trent Dykes trent.dykes@dlapiper.com PitchBook just released its analysis of 2Q 2015 venture capital activity by region, focusing on the six of the most active U.S. regions: the Bay Area; Boston; New York; Los Angeles; the…
Rank this Week: 2373