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The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

Covers labor and employment law of PA, NJ and DE businesses. By Eric B. Meyer.

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
  • Jun 28

    How much time is there left for “Just In Time” scheduling? Maybe, not much.

    How much time is there left for “Just In Time” scheduling? Maybe, not much.
    Late last week, the District of Columbia advanced a bill aimed at ending “just in time” scheduling, where employers adjust employee work schedules for hourly workers — often within 24 hours or less —  based…
  • Jun 27

    EEOC reaches historic $200K settlement on its first sexual orientation bias lawsuit

    EEOC reaches historic $200K settlement on its first sexual orientation bias lawsuit
    In early March, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed its first lawsuits, in which it alleged that employer had violated Title VII by discriminating based on sexual orientation. Late last week, one of those lawsuits…
  • Jun 24

    GUEST POST: Mrs. Meyer takes over The Employer Handbook

    GUEST POST: Mrs. Meyer takes over The Employer Handbook
    My husband asked me if I wanted to blog for him and I am really not sure why.  My days consist of hearing things like, “knock knock”, “who’s there?”, “I eat mop” over and over again, not exactly…
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Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

Offers Delaware Chancery Court and Supreme Court updates. By Francis G.X. Pileggi.

http://www.delawarelitigation.com/
  • Jun 27

    Chancery Addresses Commercially Reasonable Efforts and Denies Request to Enforce Deal

    Chancery Addresses Commercially Reasonable Efforts and Denies Request to Enforce Deal
    In an expedited deal litigation matter, in The Williams Company, Inc. v. Energy Transfer Equity, L.P., C.A. No. 12168-VCG (Del. Ch. June 24, 2016), the Court of Chancery denied a request to enjoin Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.…
  • Jun 21

    Chancery Imposes Attorneys’ Fees for Bad Faith Litigation

    Chancery Imposes Attorneys’ Fees for Bad Faith Litigation
    This post was prepared by Justin Forcier, an associate in the Wilmington office of Eckert Seamans. In James v. National Financial, LLC, C.A. No. 8931-VCL (Del. Ch. June 3, 2016), the Court of Chancery held that the defendant and its counsel…
  • Jun 17

    Another Recent Chancery Opinion Fuels Skepticism About Section 220’s Usefulne

    Another Recent Chancery Opinion Fuels Skepticism About Section 220’s Usefulne
    Why this Case is Noteworthy: The Court of Chancery’s opinion in Laborers’ District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund v. Bensoussan, C.A. No. 1123-CB (Del. Ch. June 14, 2016), is the second decision from the…
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Delaware Chancery Law Blog

Delaware Chancery Law Blog

Covers corporate and commercial practice in the Delaware Court of Chancery. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawarechancery.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jun 21

    Chancery OKs Modified Auction of TransPerfect Global, Inc.

    Chancery OKs Modified Auction of TransPerfect Global, Inc.
    John O’Toole writes: On June 20, 2016, the Court of Chancery released another opinion in the nationally controversial saga of TransPerfect Global, Inc. (the “Company”). In re: TransPerfect Global, Inc., C.A. No. 9700-CB…
  • Jun 10

    Chancery Grants Advancement on Summary Judgment – Fees on Fees Granted

    Chancery Grants Advancement on Summary Judgment – Fees on Fees Granted
    In the recent decision of James R. Thompson, et al. v. ORIX USA Corporation, et al., C.A. No. 11746-CB (Del. Ch. June 3, 2016), the Court of Chancery ruled on cross summary judgment motions in connection with an advancement action.…
  • Jun 8

    New Board of Directors Allowed to Review Derivative Complaint

    New Board of Directors Allowed to Review Derivative Complaint
    The recent decision of Park Employees and Retirement Board Employees’ Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago v. Smith, C.A. No. 11000-VCG (May 31, 2016) presents an interesting question: when a plaintiff files a derivative complaint…
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Delaware Bankruptcy Litigation

Delaware Bankruptcy Litigation

Covers corporate bankruptcy proceedings. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawarebankruptcy.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jun 27

    PacSun – Judge Silverstein Grants Class Certification

    PacSun – Judge Silverstein Grants Class Certification
    On June 22, 2016, Judge Laurie Selber Silverstein of the Delaware Bankruptcy Court ruled on a motion to for class certification in the PacSun bankruptcy, Case No. 16-10882.  In 2011, two plaintiffs filed actions under the California…
  • Jun 26

    Kid Brands Inc. Preference Actions Filed in New Jersey

    Kid Brands Inc. Preference Actions Filed in New Jersey
    On June 16, 2016, the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors (the “Committee”) of Kid Brands Inc., et al. (the “Debtors”), filed approximately 64 complaints seeking the avoidance and recovery of allegedly…
  • Jun 20

    Maxus Energy Corp. Filed For Chapter 11

    Maxus Energy Corp. Filed For Chapter 11
    Yet another company in the energy sector has filed for bankruptcy protection.  On June 17, 2016, Maxus Energy Corporation, and its affiliates (“Debtors”) filed for chapter 11 protection in the United States Bankruptcy Court…
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Real Property & Environmental Law…

Real Property & Environmental Law Alert

Covers transactional real estate, development/redevelopment, and environmental law. By Gibbons.

http://www.rpelawalert.com/
  • Jun 27

    Retail Liquor License Renewals Now Due

    Retail Liquor License Renewals Now Due
    All New Jersey retail liquor licenses for the 2015-2016 license term expire on June 30, 2016. All New Jersey retail liquor licensees should have received notification in April through the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s…
  • Jun 23

    William Hatfield, Susanne Peticolas, and Shawn LaTourette Speak at the 2016 Environmental Law Section Forum

    William Hatfield, Susanne Peticolas, and Shawn LaTourette Speak at the 2016 Environmental Law Section Forum
    William S. Hatfield and Susanne Peticolas, Directors, and Shawn M. LaTourette, an associate, in the Gibbons Real Property & Environmental Department will speak at the annual New Jersey State Bar Association Environmental Section Law Forum…
  • Jun 13

    EPA Provides Look Into Pending Financial Assurance Regulation

    EPA Provides Look Into Pending Financial Assurance Regulation
    Recently, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA” or "the Agency") shared some preliminary details regarding its impending proposal of financial assurances regulations for the hardrock mining industry. These…
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Delaware Intellectual Property…

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation

Covers intellectual property and antitrust litigation. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawareintellectualproperty.foxrothschild.com/
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Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
  • Jun 21

    A Fun New Fact Pattern for Demand Futility

    A Fun New Fact Pattern for Demand Futility
    The concept of demand futility, rooted in the fundamental elements of Delaware corporate law, has been present for decades. The demand futility rules developed, as most doctrines of Delaware corporate law do, through judicial decisions over…
  • Jun 14

    Dell Decision Grants Claimants Fair Value Award Above Merger Price

    Dell Decision Grants Claimants Fair Value Award Above Merger Price
    Delaware law has long made clear that the price established for a company in a market transaction, while a relevant factor, does not necessarily equate to the fair value that shareholder claimants are entitled to receive in an appraisal…
  • Jun 13

    Court Of Chancery Requires SLC Member Be A “Director”

    Court Of Chancery Requires SLC Member Be A “Director”
    Obeid v. Hogan, C.A. 11900-VCL (June 10, 2016) Under the famous Zapata decision, a board of directors may take control of a derivative case, provided it meets the test set out in that opinion. But may such a board, or the managers in an…
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Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Delaware Trial Practice Blog

Covers the Delaware state courts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://delawaretrialpractice.foxrothschild.com/
  • May 25

    Vicks v. Justison Landing Apartments – The Importance of Being Timely

    Vicks v. Justison Landing Apartments – The Importance of Being Timely
    The consequences of missing the statute of limitations – even by only one day – can be dire, as illustrated by the recent Delaware Superior Court case of Vicks v. Justison Landing Apartments, C.A. No. N16C-01-063-ALR (Rocanelli,…
  • May 20

    Financial Planners And Divorce

    Financial Planners And Divorce
    In addition to stress and host of other emotions, a divorce will likely raise a number of financial concerns. Lawyers and financial planners can partner to help clients through the court process.  Although each case is unique and…
  • May 17

    Talk to the Judge

    Talk to the Judge
    On May 20, 2016, the Vincent Bifferato Trial Practice Forum will offer a rare chance for practitioners to talk to Judges from the Superior Court.  Admission to the forum is free and attendees will have the opportunity to hear what…
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Delaware Non-Compete Law Blog

Delaware Non-Compete Law Blog

By Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

http://www.delawarenoncompetelawblog.com/
  • Mar 8

    Court Applies Delaware Law to Noncompete Agreement and Refuses to Enforce Under “Employee Choice” Doctrine

    Court Applies Delaware Law to Noncompete Agreement and Refuses to Enforce Under “Employee Choice” Doctrine
    Most agreements not to compete provide for injunctive relief as the primary remedy against a departing employee who joins a competitor.  In some cases, however, companies will condition the payment of post-employment or…
  • Feb 9

    What Should Be in Your Noncompete Agreement?

    What Should Be in Your Noncompete Agreement?
    Covenants not to compete, or noncompete agreements, can play a key role in helping a business entity protect its confidential information,  prevent unfair competition and the raiding of its workforce.  A poorly drafted…
  • Nov 20

    PROTECTING CUSTOMER LISTS UNDER DELAWARE LAW

    PROTECTING CUSTOMER LISTS UNDER DELAWARE LAW
    All businesses have customers. Many maintain an electronic database of their customers that includes such things as contact information, pricing and purchasing information, and other data that has been collected through time and expense. This…
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Delaware Employment Law Blog

Delaware Employment Law Blog

Covers national headline employment law news and updates. By Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

http://www.delawareemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 13

    How Not to Fire High Profile Employee

    How Not to Fire High Profile Employee
    By Lauren E.M. Russell The more technological of our readers may be aware of a brouhaha involving a website named Reddit.  Reddit is best known, among the general population, for conducting structured question-and-answer sessions called…
  • Jun 30

    BREAKING NEWS: U.S. DOL Announces New FLSA Proposed Rule

    BREAKING NEWS: U.S. DOL Announces New FLSA Proposed Rule
    By Scott A. Holt The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its proposed rule today that would broaden federal overtime pay regulations by raising the minimum salary threshold to $50,440 per year in order qualify for an exemption from…
  • Jun 24

    Compassionless Court Kicks Marijuana Claim

    Compassionless Court Kicks Marijuana Claim
    By Michael P. Stafford Marijuana is back in the news here in Delaware. Our state’s first Compassion Center is set to open later this month and legislation decriminalizing the sacred herb has been signed into law by Governor Jack…
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Delaware Immigration Lawyer Blog

Delaware Immigration Lawyer Blog

Discusses immigration issues, news and legal developments. By Xiaojuan "Carrie" Huang.

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

    President Obama Executive Action on Immigration

    President Obama Executive Action on Immigration
    On November 20, 2014, the President announced a series of executive actions to crack down on illegal immigration at the border, prioritize deporting felons not families, and require certain undocumented immigrants to pass a criminal…
  • Nov 20

    AILA’s 8 Points on the President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Action

    AILA’s 8 Points on the President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Action
    Based on a briefing today at the White House, the following elements are expected to be part of the Administration’s announcement on immigration executive actions, also known as the President’s Immigration Accountability Executive…
  • Nov 20

    AILA’s 8 Points on the President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Action

    AILA’s 8 Points on the President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Action
    Based on a briefing today at the White House, the following elements are expected to be part of the Administration’s announcement on immigration executive actions, also known as the President’s Immigration Accountability Executive…
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Delaware IP Law Blog

Delaware IP Law Blog

Covers case analysis and commentary on intellectual property law. Published by Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP.

http://www.delawareiplaw.com/
  • Jun 18

    Judge Andrews Construes Terms of Logic Circuit Patent

    Judge Andrews Construes Terms of Logic Circuit Patent
    Judge Andrews has issued his memorandum opinion construing disputed terms of four patents related to logic and memory circuits for integration into high density integrated circuit chips. In 2011, the plaintiffs, HSM Portfolio and Technology…
  • Jun 18

    Judge Stark Issues New Patent Scheduling Order and other Case Management Procedure

    Judge Stark Issues New Patent Scheduling Order and other Case Management Procedure
    On Wednesday, June 18, Judge Leonard P. Stark published a new form scheduling order on the District of Delaware web site for non-ANDA patent cases, as well as a new form pre-trial order for patent cases, a new set of...
  • Jun 16

    Judge Andrews grants motion to dismiss inequitable conduct claim

    Judge Andrews grants motion to dismiss inequitable conduct claim
    Judge Richard G. Andrews recently granted plaintiff St. Jude's motion to dismiss defendant Volcano Corp.'s inequitable conduct counterclaim and affirmative defense. St. Jude Medical v. Volcano Corp., C.A. No. 12-441-RGA (D. Del. June 11,…
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The Art of Finding a Way Out

The Art of Finding a Way Out

Covers business bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring. By Brad Sandler.

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

    Cool Bankruptcy image

    Cool Bankruptcy image
    Check out these bankruptcy images:
  • Nov 9

    Domestic abuse is a costly problem for businesse

    Domestic abuse is a costly problem for businesse
    Domestic abuse is a costly problem for businesses Claudia, a hairdresser at the salon I frequent, impressed me as a woman who had her life together. She was also a caring mother of two children. Therefore I was shocked to learn that Claudia's…
  • Nov 7

    Cool Business image

    Cool Business image
    A few nice business images I found:
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Delaware Law Office

Delaware Law Office

News, facts, and opinions, and current legal events in Delaware. By Larry D. Sullivan.

http://delawoffice.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 15

    Tomorrow ( June

    Tomorrow ( June
    Tomorrow ( June 16 ) is the Blues Festival in Saint Georges! It's for a great charity, CSO, inc, which is preparing to support the region in disaster relief and recovery efforts! It is being put on for us by Blue Horizon PromotionsIt is…
  • Apr 4

    How FBAR Affects Business with Foreign Bank Tie

    How FBAR Affects Business with Foreign Bank Tie
    In 1970 the U.S. government passed the Bank Secrecy Act, aimed at discovering financial accounts and transactions that U.S. taxpayers held in foreign banks. Specifically, to ensure proper taxes were being paid on any income. The original goal…
  • May 4

    The Sad State of Dispute Resolution- Why Can't We Just All Get Along?

    The Sad State of Dispute Resolution- Why Can't We Just All Get Along?
    Where is the best venue for dispute resolution?I guess that one way of looking at it depends on where you stand in the dispute. Your every day average Joe figures to have their best shot in a courtroom, possibly with a sympathetic jury.…
Rank this Week: 2496

Green Building Law Brief

Green Building Law Brief

Covers green building and sustainability issues from a legal perspective. Edited by Will Pearce.

http://greenbuildinglawbrief.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Whiteford,Taylor & Preston Receives the President's Award from USGBC Maryland

    Whiteford,Taylor & Preston Receives the President's Award from USGBC Maryland
    On January 27, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston proudly accepted the President's Award from the USGBC-MD. WINTERGREEN, The Maryland Chapter of the U.S.
  • Apr 1

    Maryland Legislature Poised to Extend Option of "Benefit" Status to LLC

    Maryland Legislature Poised to Extend Option of "Benefit" Status to LLC
    Maryland limited liability companies that pride themselves on their commitment to environmental and social responsibility soon may be able to obtain legal recognition, separate from their less magnanimous competitors. If passed, Senate Bill…
  • Jun 30

    USGBC-Maryland's New Headquarter

    USGBC-Maryland's New Headquarter
    The USGBC Maryland Chapter will showcase its new Hunt Valley headquarters tomorrow, July 1, at 5:30 pm with a “See the Green Building Tour.”  For more information on the event and to register, click here. The new office is in Schilling…
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Delaware Criminal Lawyer Blog

Delaware Criminal Lawyer Blog

By The Law Office of Michael Abram.

http://www.delawarecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 5

    Committing an Imaginary Crime

    Committing an Imaginary Crime
    Recently Shane Kiser was arrested and charges with, among other things, attempted rape in the first degree. The investigation alleges that Mr. Kiser was attempting to solicit sex with a young boy over the internet. The interesting thing is…
  • Oct 21

    Arguing Firearm Possession at the Delaware Supreme Court

    Arguing Firearm Possession at the Delaware Supreme Court
    Yesterday I argued the case of State v. Eley at the Delaware Supreme Court. This appeal was the result of a trial that occurred early in 2009. The backstory of this case is essentially that Mr. Eley was residing in an apartment that he…
  • Sep 10

    Delaware Police Seizure

    Delaware Police Seizure
    A disturbing trend has emerged recently in Delaware of seizing cars and money at the time of a stop and possibly arrest. Police can, and do seize these items even though there may not be a clear link between the items seized and the crime…
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