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DRG Law

DRG Law

Business, intellectual property, litigation, and transactional issues from a legal and relational perspective. By Douglas R. Griess.

http://drglaw.blogspot.com/
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FranchisingLaw.com

FranchisingLaw.com

Covers franchise law for franchisors and franchisees. Edited by Garth Snider.

http://franchisinglaw.com/
  • Jan 27

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his “unexpected” economic legacy.

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his “unexpected” economic legacy.
    Monday, January 17th, 2011 was the day we as Americans were called upon to remember the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Some Americans had the day off. Others did not. It is likely that some Americans gave not much more than a…
  • Oct 22

    Franchise Trade Secret

    Franchise Trade Secret
    There has been a lot of ink spilled recently about the plight of the small businessman in the recession. In particular, there has been a great deal of discussion as to whether franchising as a business model has done relatively better or…
  • Aug 10

    Franchising’s Future

    Franchising’s Future
    It is a documented fact that between the years 2002-2008 a lot of franchises were sold. Not coincidentally this was also the time when the franchise lead generation portals began to proliferate. And so, one could argue, 2002-2008 could be…
Rank this Week: 3872

Msquire's Musings

Msquire's Musings

Covers the analysis and management of legal risks for entrepreneurs, small businesses, community associations (homeowners associations) and other non-profit organizations. By Linda E. Cummings.

http://msquire.wordpress.com
  • Dec 28

    The Humor in Parenting a Child With Special Need

    The Humor in Parenting a Child With Special Need
      If you are the parent of a child with special needs engaged in the never ending struggle to advocate for your child’s right to an education, the term “special ed” does not tend to bring a smile to your face.  Indeed, the idea that…
  • Dec 28

    The Humor in Parenting a Child With Special Need

    The Humor in Parenting a Child With Special Need
      If you are the parent of a child with special needs engaged in the never ending struggle to advocate for your child’s right to an education, the term “special ed” does not tend to bring a smile to your face. …
  • Oct 13

    On Big Gifts in Small Package

    On Big Gifts in Small Package
    I struggled a bit for a title for this post, and I’m still not sure I got it right (but I’m thinking there might not be a “right” title for this one). Anyway . . . .  Despite my best efforts to “catch up” on Columbus Day, this…
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Venture Law Lines

Venture Law Lines

Venture capital and startup business advice. By Suzie Dingwall Williams.

http://venturelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 17

    When University Commercialization Offices Turn Troll

    When University Commercialization Offices Turn Troll
    Bloomberg reports that the patent licensing office at the University of New Mexico has launched a lawsuit against Intel alleging infringement of a UNM patent for a process of making circuit boards.The lawsuit comes on the heels of rumoured…
  • Nov 16

    What to do When Blackberry KIKs You to the Curb

    What to do When Blackberry KIKs You to the Curb
    This morning the blogosphere was abuzz with news that Blackberry had removed KIK from the Blackberry APP World store, without apparently providing any reason for doing so. It's not clear whether this is actually the case, but let's assume for…
  • Sep 23

    Founder CEOs and Severance Agreements: Drafting tips from Mark Hurd

    Founder CEOs and Severance Agreements: Drafting tips from Mark Hurd
    The value of a severance agreements for departing CEOs lies not only in how much they promise to pay, but in what protection it preserves. Mark Hurd's agreement with HP sets out some of the subtleties that you should ensure your own…
Rank this Week: 2886

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…
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Chorey, Taylor, & Feil Blog

Chorey, Taylor, & Feil Blog

Covers business law topics.

http://ctflegal.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    Signing Off

    Signing Off
    by John L. WatkinsI want to thank everyone who has read this blog over the past two years. Effective tomorrow, two of my fellow shareholders and I will be joining the Atlanta office of another law firm.It has been a privilege practicing with…
  • May 23

    The Bad Guys Are Still Out There (But Can Usually Be Dealt With)

    The Bad Guys Are Still Out There (But Can Usually Be Dealt With)
    By John L. WatkinsReaders of this blog know that proactive early steps with a lawyer (such as by documenting contractual and business relationships properly before a dispute develops) help avoid lawsuits and save money in the long run.…
  • May 11

    An Insider's Guide on Hiring a Business Attorney

    An Insider's Guide on Hiring a Business Attorney
    by John L. Watkin
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Chicago Business Litigation…

Chicago Business Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers breach of contract, implied contract, oral contracts, defamation, and unjust enrichment. By Tamari & Blumenthal, LLC.

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 6

    Supreme Court Issues Ruling On Challenging Fairness of Arbitration Clause

    Supreme Court Issues Ruling On Challenging Fairness of Arbitration Clause
    Ruling in favor of the appellant, the Supreme Court established a standard for challenging the fairness of arbitration clauses in court. See Rent-A-Center, West v. Jackson, 2010 WL 2471058
  • Mar 2

    Supreme Court Applies Stricter Pleading Standard for Civil Action

    Supreme Court Applies Stricter Pleading Standard for Civil Action
    In Ashcroft v. Iqbal, the Supreme Court reinforced the Twombly Court’s interpretation of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 8(a)(2). Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 129 S.Ct. 1937, (2009). In Twombly, the Court developed a plausibility standard to…
  • Feb 4

    Illinois Courts Define Respondeat Superior

    Illinois Courts Define Respondeat Superior
    In Illinois, an employer is subject to vicarious liability for his employees under the doctrine of respondeat superior. Bank of America, N.A. v. Bird.392 Ill.App.3d 621, 911 N.E.2d 1239, 331 Ill.Dec. 1009 (2009). Under this doctrine, an…
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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: 3412

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…
Rank this Week: 4920

Trains, Law, Movies and More

Trains, Law, Movies and More

By William J. Brotherton.

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

    Snow in Dallas on the First Day of Spring!

    Snow in Dallas on the First Day of Spring!
    Wow: We were sure enjoying all the 60 and 70° weather in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, and all of a sudden, more snow comes in! It will be a while before we jump in the pool! My garden is totally confused. Two weeks ago, I started…
  • Mar 7

    City of Dallas vs. Museum of the American Railroad

    City of Dallas vs. Museum of the American Railroad
    It's been a while since I've posted on my blog but I promise to post more frequently. There is just only so much time in a day! The picture is of Museum CEO Bob LaPrelle (left) and me (representing the Museum) to the right, waiting for Judge…
  • Sep 11

    Bigfoot and Lemon Law

    Bigfoot and Lemon Law
    Hi all: I'm here in the Redwoods with daughter Rebecca and the Bigfoot Field Research Organization (http://www.bfro.net/), as seen on the MonsterQuest TV show We are tromping in the dark woods looking for traces of that most elusive creature,…
Rank this Week: 4646

BiziBoom.com

BiziBoom.com

Provides legal and practical tips for small businesses. By Gibson Ferrin Riggs.

http://biziboom.com
  • Feb 27

    Create an Environment of Excellence

    Create an Environment of Excellence
    A good friend is having his knee surgically replaced, about four years after having his other knee replaced.  His first surgery relieved the constant pain he was experiencing and allowed him to maintain an active lifestyle.  By all…
  • Nov 14

    Do You Own a Business or a Job?

    Do You Own a Business or a Job?
    You have set up a corporation, designed a stunning logo, and registered your trade name.  You have opened a bank account in the name of your company, rented office space, and begun wooing clients.  You're a business owner, right?Not…
  • Nov 7

    Everybody Has a Brand: Rise Above Mediocrity

    Everybody Has a Brand: Rise Above Mediocrity
    We all have high opinions of ourselves.Talk to any random person in your industry and you will hear the same refrain:  "We focus on the needs of our customers and provide world-class services at cost-effective prices" or something equally…
Rank this Week: 4488

Law Office of John Burton

Law Office of John Burton

Covers business law topics and random musings.

http://www.burtonlawpllc.com/blog/
  • Feb 5

    Today’s Random Musings: Photography

    Today’s Random Musings: Photography
    I have been a photography enthusiast for most of my life.  Although I did not take any of the pictures which appear on this website, having been an Arizona resident for over 20 years, I can assure you that Arizona is a gold mine for fellow…
  • Feb 4

    Today’s Basic Legal Stuff: Are Oral Contracts Binding?

    Today’s Basic Legal Stuff: Are Oral Contracts Binding?
    The short answer is yes and no (spoken like a true attorney!), but the larger question is why would you or your business want to enter into an oral/verbal agreement when, if a dispute arises, it is extremely difficult to prove the terms and…
Rank this Week: 4815

China Business Law Blog…

China Business Law Blog 中國å•

Covers Chinese franchise, torts, contracts and labor laws. By Brad Luo.

http://chinabusinesslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 13

    US-China Trade War Begins!

    US-China Trade War Begins!
    In response to President Obama's decision to impose Section 421 tariffs on Chinese tires, the Chinese government took a short two days to retaliate. The Chinese Ministry of Commerce announced that it will initiate the necessary proceedings…
  • Aug 10

    Forced Confessions to Be Inadmissible for Death Penalty in China

    Forced Confessions to Be Inadmissible for Death Penalty in China
    Over the past two and half months, I had devoted my every waking moment into studying for the Texas Bar Examination (TBE), which FINALLY took place on July 28-30. This should explain the absence of any posts for the last several months.
  • Apr 10

    China's Jury System

    China's Jury System
    "I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution."--Thomas JeffersonTwo days ago, I had the pleasure of talking to Hon. Duan, a senior justice on…
Rank this Week: 4617

You and Yours Blawg

You and Yours Blawg

Covers business law, elder law, estate planning and tax law. By Deirdre R. Wheatley-Liss.

http://youandyoursblawg.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 6

    You and Yours Blawg is Moving

    You and Yours Blawg is Moving
    Category: Elder Law, Estate Planning, Estate and Inheritance Tax, Business Law and Planning, Tax Law and Planning, Probate and Estate Administration, Financial Planning, Miscellaneous Musing
  • Mar 20

    Haven't Paid NJ Taxes? Now Might Be the Time

    Haven't Paid NJ Taxes? Now Might Be the Time
    Category: Tax Law and PlanningCourtesy of JH Cohn:New Jersey Enacts Tax Amnesty Program"New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine has signed a bill creating a 45-day New Jersey state tax amnesty period that will end no later than June 15, 2009.…
  • Mar 16

    Lets get Banks Lending - SBA Loan Guarantee Amount to 90%

    Lets get Banks Lending - SBA Loan Guarantee Amount to 90%
    Category: Business Law and Planning
Rank this Week: 3470

Business Law Blog

Business Law Blog

Covers business operations and real estate. By McKee Law Office.

http://mckeeoffice.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    Seminar: Doing Business with the Commonwealth

    Seminar: Doing Business with the Commonwealth
    Event/Workshop Title:  Doing Business with the Commonwealth  Location:  Doylestown  Address:  252 W. Swamp Road Doylestown, PA 18901 Event Description:  Free Contracting Workshop for Small Business! Hosted by Economic & Business…
  • May 15

    How a member can force a nonprofit to involuntarily dissolve

    How a member can force a nonprofit to involuntarily dissolve
    The Court of Commonwealth issued a ruling in April that should serve as a warning to nonprofit boards in Pennsylvania.   Did you know that Pennsylvania law allows a member of a nonprofit to petition the court to involuntarily dissolve the…
  • May 14

    Hot Issues in Business Law: Patent Troll

    Hot Issues in Business Law: Patent Troll
    Hot Issues in Business LawTechnology giants have formed a new group to protect themselves from patent trolls.  Patent trolls are businesses who business model is to purchase key intellectual property then collect royalties from companies…
Rank this Week: 3446

Ky Commercial Litigation Blog

Ky Commercial Litigation Blog

Comments on procedural and substantive law affecting the planning of transactions and the litigation of business and commercial matters. By Buechel & Conley.

http://kycommerciallitigation.squarespace.com/kycommerciallitigationblog/
  • May 11

    Arbitration Can Be Compelled by Non-Parties to Agreement

    Arbitration Can Be Compelled by Non-Parties to Agreement
    The Supreme Court has once again firmly planted itself on the side of enforceability of arbitration agreements. We have previously written about this tendency (here) -- prohibiting parties from changing the scope of review of awards,…
  • Feb 28

    Class Action Waivers Redux -- American Express Loses Again

    Class Action Waivers Redux -- American Express Loses Again
    It has been a few bad weeks for American Express. We wrote a couple of weeks ago about the Second Circuit's decision invalidating class action waivers in arbitration agreements with it merchants. Now the Third Circuit has piled on. In a…
  • Feb 21

    COBRA ARRA TARP YIKES

    COBRA ARRA TARP YIKES
       In the lagniappe within the in the Stimulus Package passed last week in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (with the pork, the special causes, the non-stimulating stimuli), was something employment and benefit lawyers will have…
Rank this Week: 4705

Corporate Law and Democracy

Corporate Law and Democracy

A repository of ideas, comments and papers on a range of issues related to corporate law and democracy. By Boston College Law School Professor Renee Jones.

http://reneejones.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 18

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?
    Susan Antilla of Bloomberg news published a recent column  revisiting the question of the continued viability of state securities regulators’ enforcement authority.  I spoke to Susan about my research  on the issue and I am quoted in…
  • Nov 18

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?

    Whither State Securities Enforcement?
    Susan Antilla of Bloomberg news published a recent column  revisiting the question of the continued viability of state securities regulators’ enforcement authority.  I spoke to Susan about my research  on the issue…
  • Sep 19

    Bailout-palooza

    Bailout-palooza
    The federal goverment’s proposal for a bailout of the financial industry sounded somewhat familiar to me.  I remembered that I had blogged about a similar proposal about a year ago on Conglomerate.
Rank this Week: 3857

The Wine Lawyer

The Wine Lawyer

Covers local, state and federal wine laws for wineries in Temecula, California. By Brian Pedigo.

http://www.wine-lawyer.com/
  • Nov 5

    Reporting to the TTB

    Reporting to the TTB
    All Bonded Wineries and Bonded Wine Cellars must complete and submit the Report of Wine Premises Operations Form
  • Oct 21

    Assembly Bill 2004 Legalizes Picnic Wine

    Assembly Bill 2004 Legalizes Picnic Wine
    Assembly Bill (AB) 2004, also known as the "winery picnic bill", makes it lawful for visitors to consume a bottle of wine they've purchased on winery premises. Even though this practice had become commonplace, the regulations regarding the…
  • Oct 5

    Wine Law: What is it?

    Wine Law: What is it?
    Wine law encompasses more than what most people realize. Here is a sampling of what a wine lawyer may do for a winery:Assist in land acquisition: land acquisition can be a complex process. The process can be made much more smooth with the…
Rank this Week: 4501

LLC and Corporation Small Talk

LLC and Corporation Small Talk

By Nolo.

http://www.llccorporationblog.com/
  • Jun 4

    Corporate Compliance Scams and Flimflam

    Corporate Compliance Scams and Flimflam
    Even Nolo, my corporate-law publisher -- a company loaded with lawyers and staff personnel who can easily separate legal wheat from chaff -- gets bogus corporate correspondence selling ersatz compliance services. One official-looking legal…
  • May 10

    Converting an LLC to a Corporation - It's Not as Simple as It Seem

    Converting an LLC to a Corporation - It's Not as Simple as It Seem
    State entity-filing offices -- typically a division or department of the office of the Secretary of your state -- have made it simple to convert one type of entity to another. Many provide a simple entity conversion form for this purpose.…
  • Apr 28

    Can Sole Owners Check the Corporate Tax Box?

    Can Sole Owners Check the Corporate Tax Box?
    After I read the new check-the-box tax regulations that provided default tax treatment for different types of businesses, I suffered the usual post-traumatic tax research distress: sinus pressure, slight dizziness, and irritability.
Rank this Week: 4690

ByteLawyer Briefings

ByteLawyer Briefings

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

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

    Odex fails action against PacNet for disclosure of identity of downloader

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

    How would the Singapore regulatory framework treat Eros LLC?

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

    State of Play Conference BEGINS

    State of Play Conference BEGINS
    Finally the long awaited conference has begun. Last night at the opening dinner for participants, meeting all the thought leaders, academics and businesses involved in the building and use of synthetic environments is exciting. There was a…
Rank this Week: 3574

Franchise Asia

Franchise Asia

Covers legal issues related to the expansion of companies into Asia. By Mark Methenitis, John Vernon and Brad Luo.

http://franchiseasia.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 12

    Are Hotels Betting on Gambling in Asia?

    Are Hotels Betting on Gambling in Asia?
    Legalized hotel gambling in Asia is poised to create huge revenues and huge booms in tourism, which in turn means major development for the hospitality industry. The great success seen in Macau has caused the rest of Asia to re-think what was…
  • May 23

    Commercial Franchise Information Disclosure Management Measures --Chinese Franchise Regulations (III)

    Commercial Franchise Information Disclosure Management Measures --Chinese Franchise Regulations (III)
    ??????????????As discussed below, this law came out on the same date as the "Registration Measures", and it similarly contains a few areas of ambiguities, which I am in the process of writing.MINISTRY OF COMMERCEOFTHE PEOPLE’S RUBLIC OF…
  • May 23

    Commercial Franchise Registration Management Measures--Chinese Franchise Regulations (II)

    Commercial Franchise Registration Management Measures--Chinese Franchise Regulations (II)
    ????????????This new law, yet another importance piece of regulation in the Chinese franchise realm, came into effect on May 1,2007. It was signed into law on April 30, 2007, just one day before the effective date of the Regulations of…
Rank this Week: 4559

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: 2969