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CFTC Law

CFTC Law

Covers futures, commodities and forex regulation. By Shipkevich Law Firm.

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Dec 15

    CFTC Customer Advisory for Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Trading Risk

    CFTC Customer Advisory for Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Trading Risk
    Understand the Risks of Virtual Currency Trading The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is issuing this customer advisory to inform the public of possible risks associated with investing or speculating in virtual currencies or…
  • Dec 15

    CFTC Launches Bitcoin and Virtual Currency Web Page

    CFTC Launches Bitcoin and Virtual Currency Web Page
    Today the CFTC made an announcement of its brand new Virtual Currency Resource Webpage. It focuses primarily on Bitcoin, as denoted by the webpage address, cftc.gov/bitcoin, but it serves as an annex of all cryptocurrency activity…
  • Dec 13

    Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) Statement by SEC Gets Nod from CFTC

    Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) Statement by SEC Gets Nod from CFTC
    Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton released a public announcement regarding Initial Coin Offerings ( ICO ) which gave advise to investors looking into ICOs on Monday, December 11, 2017. CFTC’s own…
Rank this Week: 2804

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Dec 15

    How to Build a Better Antitrust Policy

    How to Build a Better Antitrust Policy
    Herb Hovenkamp gives a very interesting interview on How to Build a Better Antitrust Policy.
  • Dec 15

    The Mechanism behind Product Differentiation: An Economic Model

    The Mechanism behind Product Differentiation: An Economic Model
    Harashima, Taiji provide The Mechanism behind Product Differentiation: An Economic Model. ABSTRACT: The strategy of product differentiation has been viewed as very important in the field of business administration, but it has not necessarily…
  • Dec 15

    Market Power and Welfare in Asymmetric Divisible Good Auction

    Market Power and Welfare in Asymmetric Divisible Good Auction
    Manzano, Carolina and Vives, Xavier study Market Power and Welfare in Asymmetric Divisible Good Auctions. ABSTRACT: We analyze a divisible good uniform-price auction that features two groups each with a Önite number of identical bidders. At…
Rank this Week: 34

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
  • Dec 15

    Delaware Supreme Court Again Speaks to Market Evidence in Appraisal: Dell

    Delaware Supreme Court Again Speaks to Market Evidence in Appraisal: Dell
    The Delaware Supreme Court yesterday issued its decision in the “long-running appraisal saga” arising out of Dell’s 2013 go-private transaction, reversing the ruling below and reaffirming the primacy of market evidence in…
  • Dec 15

    Analysis of Wells Fargo Shareholder Litigation

    Analysis of Wells Fargo Shareholder Litigation
    On October 4, 2017, in In re Wells Fargo & Company Shareholder Derivative Litigation, which concerns alleged sales practices at Wells Fargo that have received wide attention, Judge Jon S. Tigar of the Northern District of California…
  • Dec 15

    Holder Claims: Potential Causes of Action in Delaware and Beyond?

    Holder Claims: Potential Causes of Action in Delaware and Beyond?
    This article addresses an unsettled legal issue in the securities law of Delaware and numerous other states: the viability of holder claims, i.e., common law claims by persons who alleged that they had been misled into holding rather than…
Rank this Week: 130

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Dec 15

    Myth #9 – I Must Appoint The Same Person For All Of My Estate Planning

    Myth #9 – I Must Appoint The Same Person For All Of My Estate Planning
    Last week, I dispelled the myth that you only need a Will in order to have a proper estate plan.  This week, I am focusing on who you give power to in these documents.  The person you grant power to under a Will or Power of Attorney…
  • Dec 13

    Pennsylvania’s Expansion of Open Adoption Post-Act 101 – Good or Bad, Right or Wrong, It’s Here

    Pennsylvania’s Expansion of Open Adoption Post-Act 101 – Good or Bad, Right or Wrong, It’s Here
    Pennsylvania removed the restrictions on legally enforceable open adoptions via legislation referred to as Act 101. As many adoptive families and individuals know, Act 101 provided for Post-Adoption Contact Agreements, known as PACAs. These…
  • Dec 8

    Myth #8- I only need a Will.

    Myth #8- I only need a Will.
    If you come to see me asking for just a Will, I will ALWAYS discuss with you whether you need a Financial Power of Attorney and a Health Care Power of Attorney and Living Will.  It is not because I am trying to upsell my services or…
Rank this Week: 717

Trade Secrets Watch

Trade Secrets Watch

By Orrick.

http://blogs.orrick.com/trade-secrets-watch/
Rank this Week: 449

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 15

    Reading list: measuring the impact of user right

    Reading list: measuring the impact of user right
    Sean M. Flynn & Mike Palmedo, The User Rights Database: Measuring the Impact of Copyright BalanceAbstractInternational and domestic copyright law reform around the world is increasingly focused on how copyright user rights should be…
  • Dec 13

    Allegedly false certification for competitor brings trade secret, deceptive practices claim

    Allegedly false certification for competitor brings trade secret, deceptive practices claim
    Duro Corp. v. Canadian Standards Assoc., 2017 WL 6326862, No. 17 CV 1127 (N.D. Ohio Dec. 11, 2017)Duro, a distributor of high end gas ranges, sued the CSA, a nonprofit consumer product safety testing organization, for misappropriation of…
  • Dec 12

    Knit-picking right of publicity question of the day

    Knit-picking right of publicity question of the day
    I'm learning to knit, and at the local store I encountered this charming pin:Does Arnold Palmer have any recourse against the "yarnold palmer"?http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 180

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

Provides news, updates and insights for financial services employers. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1057

Moses & Moses Law Blog

Moses & Moses Law Blog

A corporate, family and tax law blog. By Moses & Moses, P.C.

http://www.mosespc.com/blog/
  • Dec 15

    What is Elder Law and Why is it Necessary?

    What is Elder Law and Why is it Necessary?
    Only a decade or so ago, there was no such thing as Elder Law, or not formally at least.  Elder Law includes a wide array of legal matters that affect older people and those who are disabled.   The issues often relate to retirement,…
  • Dec 15

    Alabama Law Concerning the Life Estates and the Forced Sale of a Home to Reimburse Medicare/Medicaid for a Nursing Home Debt

    Alabama Law Concerning the Life Estates and the Forced Sale of a Home to Reimburse Medicare/Medicaid for a Nursing Home Debt
    As one ages, questions concerning elder care warrant attention.  “Does Medicare or Medicaid require a house to be sold to pay for nursing home care if it is placed in a life estate in the state of Alabama?” is one that is…
  • Nov 19

    Alabama Elder Law: When Should You Seek Counsel?

    Alabama Elder Law: When Should You Seek Counsel?
    If you are a senior or have a parent who is, you may find you have a lot on your plate.  Along with finances that often dwindle as the years of employment come to an end and medical issues that can arise with age, there are a number of…
Rank this Week: 2414

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/
  • Dec 15

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: December 11-15, 2017

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: December 11-15, 2017
    As we reach the halfway point of December, we have managed to escape any real signs of winter weather here in Lawrence. Our chances for a white Christmas may also be dwindling as the long range forecast is predicting sunny skies and zero…
  • Dec 14

    2018 NDAA: Congress Enacts Changes to DoD Debriefing

    2018 NDAA: Congress Enacts Changes to DoD Debriefing
    Almost a year ago, we wrote of a memorandum from the Office of Federal Procurement Policy urging agencies to strengthen the debriefing process. OFPP’s rationale was simple: because effective debriefings tend to reduce the number of…
  • Dec 13

    ASBCA Appeals: Contractors Prevailed In 57.6% of FY 2017 Decision

    ASBCA Appeals: Contractors Prevailed In 57.6% of FY 2017 Decision
    Recently, there’s been a lot of discussion about the fact that the GAO bid protest “effectiveness rate” was a sky-high 47% in FY 2017. But, somewhat under the radar, contractors did even better at the Armed Services Board of…
Rank this Week: 623

Privacy Compliance & Data Security

Privacy Compliance & Data Security

Covers data breach prevention and responses. By Fox & Rothschild LLP.

https://dataprivacy.foxrothschild.com/
  • Dec 15

    Phony Apps Pose Serious Personal Information Danger

    Phony Apps Pose Serious Personal Information Danger
    When it comes to cybercrime, not even your favorite app store is safe. The International Business Times reports that fake mobile applications carried by the most popular app stores often pose phishing and malware threats. Hackers create the…
  • Dec 8

    Report: Hackers Polishing Phishing Techniques To Reel In More Victim

    Report: Hackers Polishing Phishing Techniques To Reel In More Victim
    Not long ago, phishing attacks were easy to spot. They’d be rife with misspellings or link to suspicious looking login pages. That’s changing, writes internet security expert Brian Krebs. Hackers are getting more sophisticated,…
  • Dec 1

    Millennials’ Embrace of Newer Forms of Social Media Poses HIPAA Challenge

    Millennials’ Embrace of Newer Forms of Social Media Poses HIPAA Challenge
    On our HIPAA & Health Information Technology Blog, associate Ankita Patel discusses how Millennials’ embrace of newer forms of social media such as Snapchat and Instagram poses HIPAA challenges for health care organizations.…
Rank this Week: 465

Lucas Law Blog

Lucas Law Blog

Covers personal injury and family law. By Joseph M. Lucas & Associates, L.L.C.

http://www.lucaslaw.com/barrington-lawyer
  • Dec 15

    Watching for Child Injuries After Car Accident

    Watching for Child Injuries After Car Accident
    Being involved in a car accident can become a nightmare if you have a child with you in the vehicle. Your immediate concern will be to check for any visible injuries on your child, followed by medical attention. As with adults, some injuries…
  • Nov 14

    Preventing Your Business from Ending with Your Marriage

    Preventing Your Business from Ending with Your Marriage
    When owning a small business, your personal income and assets can easily overlap with those of your business. Thus, your business must be accounted for during the division of marital property, even if your spouse does not contribute…
  • Oct 12

    Woman Awarded $4.5 Million in Premises Liability Lawsuit

    Woman Awarded $4.5 Million in Premises Liability Lawsuit
    An Aurora, Ill., woman recently received a $4.5 million judgment as a result of a personal injury lawsuit filed against Wells Fargo. The injury took place in 2012, when the woman was walking into a Wells Fargo mortgage retail office…
Rank this Week: 1999

Franchise Law Update

Franchise Law Update

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://franchiselaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Dec 15

    Browning-Ferris Joint Employer Standard Reversed by NLRB

    Browning-Ferris Joint Employer Standard Reversed by NLRB
    Yesterday afternoon, the NLRB issued a decision in Hy-Brand Industrial Contractors that caused a collective sigh among employers.  The decision rolls back the joint employer standard to what it was before Browning-Ferris…
  • Dec 12

    If you operate a website, don’t miss the 12/31 deadline to update your DMCA notice

    If you operate a website, don’t miss the 12/31 deadline to update your DMCA notice
    If your franchise–or your franchisees–operate a website that accepts user-generated content, NOW is the time to contact the Copyright Office. Whether you realize it or not, your website probably accepts accept…
  • Dec 1

    Did You Hear? Watch Out For Ohio’s BOPPA!

    Did You Hear? Watch Out For Ohio’s BOPPA!
    A recent decision in the United States District Court of Arizona (“Court”) could have far-reaching consequences to many franchisors based on the broad-sweeping principles the Court used in its reasoning. In Zounds Hearing…
Rank this Week: 2067

Tennessee Business Litigation…

Tennessee Business Litigation Lawyers Blog

Covers business and insurance litigation. By Pepper Law, PLC.

http://www.nashvillebusinesslitigationlawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 15

    Partition Cases in Tennessee: Every Co-Owner is Entitled to a Sale of the Property

    Partition Cases in Tennessee: Every Co-Owner is Entitled to a Sale of the Property
    In Tennessee partition cases, a court has wide latitude in determining (and ordering) the sale of property. It can order an auction sale or that the property be listed and sold through an agent. What a Tennessee court cannot do is what one…
  • Dec 7

    Choice of Law Provisions in Contracts: When Tennessee Courts Might Not Enforce Them

    Choice of Law Provisions in Contracts: When Tennessee Courts Might Not Enforce Them
    In many Tennessee cases involving written contracts, the contracts will contain provisions whereby the parties agreed that the substantive law of a state other than Tennessee would apply in any litigation between them. (In the absence of such…
  • Nov 25

    Plaintiffs Allowed to Rescind Real Estate Contract and Obtain Refund of Purchase Money

    Plaintiffs Allowed to Rescind Real Estate Contract and Obtain Refund of Purchase Money
    In a recent Tennessee real estate case involving the sale of a lot, the plaintiffs/buyers alleged that the defendants/sellers made misrepresentations that the lot would have the ability to connect to the sewer. Not only did the court order…
Rank this Week: 3100

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
Rank this Week: 413

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.sanjosebusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 15

    What is a Charging Order?

    What is a Charging Order?
    California creditors have a variety of tools available to enforce their legal rights. The appropriate tool will depend on the circumstances. For example, in some instances, a lien may be placed on real and/or personal property in order to…
  • Dec 8

    Liens: What are They and Why are They Important?

    Liens: What are They and Why are They Important?
    Businesses are subject to many types of liens, such as civil judgments, tax liens, and mechanic’s liens.  These liens, and many others, can impair your company’s ability to turn a profit.  Protect your business assets by…
  • Dec 1

    Stock Purchase Agreement For A California Corporation

    Stock Purchase Agreement For A California Corporation
    There are a variety of ways for a corporation to sell its assets without compromising its structural integrity or otherwise damaging the business.  One common method by which California corporations can sell assets is a stock purchase…
Rank this Week: 3175

NY Commercial Division Blog

NY Commercial Division Blog

Analyzes key developments in the New York Commercial Division, including important decisions handed down by the Commercial Division and appellate court decisions reviewing Commercial Division decisions. By Stephen P. Younger and Muhammad U. Faridi of Patterson Belknap.

https://www.pbwt.com/ny-commercial-division-blog/
  • Dec 15

    New High-Tech Courtroom Opens in Westchester County Commercial Division

    New High-Tech Courtroom Opens in Westchester County Commercial Division
    The Westchester County Commercial Division has launched a new state-of-the-art courtroom at the White Plains Courthouse.  The Integrated Courtroom Technology (ICT) part is outfitted with high-tech features designed to ease the handling…
  • Nov 27

    Preliminary Hurdle for Cayman Derivative Claims Does Not Bar Suit in New York

    Preliminary Hurdle for Cayman Derivative Claims Does Not Bar Suit in New York
    A shareholder bringing a contested derivative claim in the Cayman Islands must seek leave from the court before proceeding.  This litigation prerequisite — imposed by Rule 12A of the Rules of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands…
  • Nov 27

    Commercial Division Dismisses Derivative Lawsuit After Board Rejects Shareholder Demand

    Commercial Division Dismisses Derivative Lawsuit After Board Rejects Shareholder Demand
    The decision to bring a lawsuit on behalf of a corporation is entrusted to the corporation’s board of directors.[1]  A shareholder may not maintain a derivative lawsuit on behalf of a corporation without first making a demand on…
Rank this Week: 2021

DealBook

DealBook

Covers mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, IPOs, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and law. From The New York Times.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
Rank this Week: 8

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Dec 15

    Checklist for Replacing Destroyed Documents After a Disaster

    Checklist for Replacing Destroyed Documents After a Disaster
    When a client’s home has been destroyed by a fire or other disaster, the loss can be overwhelming. Although there will be much to replace, they may not think of the important documents and records. Here’s a handy checklist to help…
  • Dec 13

    How Estate Planners Can Help Parents of Young Children

    How Estate Planners Can Help Parents of Young Children
    Parents of young children are tired, anxious, and a bit overwhelmed. They’re balancing parenting goals with career goals and, more often than not, feeling like they’re meeting neither. They know they need a . . . will? Or is it a…
  • Dec 11

    Do You Need a Discovery Referee?

    Do You Need a Discovery Referee?
    5 Ways to Defeat Deposition AbuseIt’s not feasible to stop a deposition every time an attorney or witness becomes obstructive, run to court to have a judge or discovery commissioner resolve the issue, and then resume the…
Rank this Week: 2323

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Dec 15

    A Pro-Free Market Approach to Brexit Negotiations Is Key

    A Pro-Free Market Approach to Brexit Negotiations Is Key
    The terms of the United Kingdom’s (UK) exit from the European Union (EU) – “Brexit” – are of great significance not just to UK and EU citizens, but for those in the United States and around the world who value…
  • Dec 13

    The destiny of telecom regulation is antitrust

    The destiny of telecom regulation is antitrust
    This week the FCC will vote on Chairman Ajit Pai’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order. Once implemented, the Order will rescind the 2015 Open Internet Order and return antitrust and consumer protection enforcement to primacy in Internet…
  • Dec 13

    Abandon Title II, Return to Antitrust

    Abandon Title II, Return to Antitrust
    Just in time for tomorrow’s FCC vote on repeal of its order classifying Internet Service Providers as common carriers, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has published my op-ed entitled The FCC Should Abandon Title II and Return to Antitrust.…
Rank this Week: 410

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • Dec 15

    News Headlines for Dec 15, 2017

    News Headlines for Dec 15, 2017
    Sears lands another deal with Amazon to sell car batteries, tires ,Retailers’ December imports to rise on last-minute restocking: NRF ,Hedge Fund and Rural Phone Company Face Off in Court Over Debt Drama – Bloomberg ,Marijuana…
  • Dec 15

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Dec 15, 2017

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Dec 15, 2017
    The following list is a sample of the bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings that have been filed over the past twenty-four hours in selected bankruptcy courts nationwide: U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Alabama U.S.…
  • Dec 14

    News Headlines for Dec 14, 2017

    News Headlines for Dec 14, 2017
    Sears Extends Debt, Eyes New Borrowing – WSJ ,Calypso St. Barth to Liquidate All Inventory Nationwide ,Would-be Revel buyers filed for New Jersey casino license | The Sun Herald ,PetSmart High Yield Debt Tumbles after 3Q Earnings Miss…
Rank this Week: 17

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Dec 15

    Compliance Lessons from Star Wars – Man Versus Machine

    Compliance Lessons from Star Wars – Man Versus Machine
    With the release of Episode VIII – The Last Jedi, I’m joining Tom Fox in tying compliance and the Star Wars franchise together in some posts this week. (I saw the movie last night, but I will refrain from revealing…
  • Dec 14

    Compliance Lessons from Star Wars – Rebel

    Compliance Lessons from Star Wars – Rebel
    With the pending release of Episode VIII – The Last Jedi, I’m joining Tom Fox in tying compliance and the Star Wars franchise together in some posts this week. Star Wars is about the rise of the evil galactic empire and…
  • Dec 13

    Compliance Lessons From Star Wars – Lie

    Compliance Lessons From Star Wars – Lie
    With the pending release of Episode VIII – The Last Jedi, I’m joining Tom Fox in tying compliance and the Star Wars franchise together in posts this week. I’ve always been trouble by the lie from Obi Wan…
Rank this Week: 3939

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

Covers corporate, employment law, environmental, forms, insurance, IP, litigation and more. By Geoffrey G. Gussis.

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Dec 15

    Career Advice from Successful GC

    Career Advice from Successful GC
    In-house but looking upwards at the GC spot? The path is different for everyone – and fortunately advice is plentiful: “The role of general counsel is a coveted position for which many lawyers strive. But... The post Career Advice…
  • Dec 14

    How Can I Be Real At Work – When Everyone Else Is Fake?

    How Can I Be Real At Work – When Everyone Else Is Fake?
    Keeping it real in the workplace can be a real challenge: “Dear Liz, I love your philosophy that we should bring ourselves to work, but it’s not always easy to follow that advice. I work with... The post How Can I Be Real At…
  • Dec 11

    Lawyer Works and Sleeps in Shack to Raise Money for Her Nonprofit Law Firm

    Lawyer Works and Sleeps in Shack to Raise Money for Her Nonprofit Law Firm
    If you’re looking for a way to help, check out the link to the GoFundMe page.  Better yet, if you are in the Detroit area, reach out to the organizer to see how you can... The post Lawyer Works and Sleeps in Shack to Raise Money…
Rank this Week: 118

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Dec 15

    Doping, Russia, and Morality Clause

    Doping, Russia, and Morality Clause
    Recently, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that Russia will be banned from the 2018 Winter Games for systemic doping. If you have not watched Icarus (on Netflix) on this topic, I recommend it. The documentary starts slowly,…
  • Dec 14

    Should Non-Lawyers Represent People in Arbitration?

    Should Non-Lawyers Represent People in Arbitration?
    Thank you to the BLPB for the chance to write some for the platform. Reading the BLPB has informed my work, and it has kept me up to speed on breaking developments. For readers that don't know me, I'm at...
  • Dec 13

    Something to Help You Relax While Grading

    Something to Help You Relax While Grading
    Malaga, Spain I'm in the midst of grading, revising an article, researching for another article, starting a travel blog, and preparing for next semester. Normally, this would cause some level of stress. But this year, for the first time, I...
Rank this Week: 93

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Dec 15

    NYSE Proposes to No Longer Require Hard Copies of Proxy Material

    NYSE Proposes to No Longer Require Hard Copies of Proxy Material
    As Cooley’s Cydney Posner blogged recently, the NYSE has proposed to amend Section 402.01 of the NYSE Listing Manual to provide that listed companies would not be required to provide hard copies of proxy materials to the NYSE, so long…
  • Dec 14

    More on “Beware of ‘Virus-Infected’ Emails Purportedly From the SEC!!!”

    More on “Beware of ‘Virus-Infected’ Emails Purportedly From the SEC!!!”
    Back in March, I blogged about a phishing scam where fraudsters sent emails claiming to be from EDGAR/SEC that had an attachment for revised 10-K filing instructions. At that time, the SEC posted a notice about the scam. Now there is a new…
  • Dec 13

    The PCAOB’s Brand New Slate

    The PCAOB’s Brand New Slate
    Yesterday, the SEC announced the appointment of Bill Duhnke as Chair and Jay Brown, Kathleen Hamm, Jim Kaiser and Duane DesParte as Board members of the PCAOB. This is the first time since the PCAOB was initially formed 15 years ago that an…
Rank this Week: 1114

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

Covers mergers & acquisitions. From editor Broc Romanek, who is also editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net.

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Dec 15

    Appraisal: Delaware Supreme Court “Reboots” Dell

    Appraisal: Delaware Supreme Court “Reboots” Dell
    Yesterday, the Delaware Supreme Court issued its decision in Dell v. Magnetar Global, in which it reversed the Chancery Court’s 2016 ruling in the Dell appraisal proceeding.  Here’s an…
  • Dec 14

    Controlling Shareholders: Recapitalization Passes Muster under MFW

    Controlling Shareholders: Recapitalization Passes Muster under MFW
    This Wilson Sonsini memo reviews the Delaware Chancery Court’s recent decision in IRA Trust FBO Bobbi Ahmed v. Crane (Del. Ch.; 12/17), in which the Chancellor Bouchard dismissed fiduciary duty claims arising out of a corporate…
  • Dec 13

    Transcript: “M&A Stories – Practical Guidance (Enjoyably Digested)”

    Transcript: “M&A Stories – Practical Guidance (Enjoyably Digested)”
    We have posted the transcript for our recent webcast: “M&A Stories: Practical Guidance (Enjoyably Digested).” Here are the 15 stories that were told during this program: 1. Dig Your Well Before You Are Thirsty 2. Diligence…
Rank this Week: 1129

Austin TX Business Law Blog

Austin TX Business Law Blog

By Sanjeev Kumar.

https://thekumarlawfirm.com/lawyer/blog/Austin-TX-Business-Law-Blog.htm
  • Dec 15

    Minority Business Owners Could Be Eligible For Grant

    Minority Business Owners Could Be Eligible For Grant
    What grants could I receive as a minority small business owner?As a minority business owner, you may be eligible to receive a wide range of grants, which cost you nothing and need not be repaid.  Federal and private grants are designed…
  • Nov 24

    Drafting Your Employee Handbook

    Drafting Your Employee Handbook
    What policies should my employee handbook include?All Texas employers should craft an employee handbook that sets out the business’ policies, expectations of employees, procedures, and benefits.  You can use your handbook as a…
  • Nov 20

    Women-owned Businesses On the Rise in Texa

    Women-owned Businesses On the Rise in Texa
    How can the SBA help my woman-owned business succeed?Data recently released by the Texas comptroller reveals that the number of women-owned businesses is at an all-time high in Texas.  Between the years 2007 and 2016, the number of…
Rank this Week: 1716

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Dec 15

    Sale Of Shares At Sheriff’s Sale May Constitute Conversion

    Sale Of Shares At Sheriff’s Sale May Constitute Conversion
    One might expect that a sheriff’s sale of stock pursuant to a writ of execution could not result in a viable claim for conversion by a judgment debtor.  A California Court of Appeal, however, has ruled that it could. In Duke…
  • Dec 14

    Did The Legislature Grant A License To Lie To The Cannabis Industry?

    Did The Legislature Grant A License To Lie To The Cannabis Industry?
    An entire division of California’s Business & Professions Code is devoted to a single plant genus – Cannabis.  The official name of the division is the “Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety…
  • Dec 13

    Cannabizfile Comes To California

    Cannabizfile Comes To California
    California Secretary of State Alex Padilla wants to help entrepreneurs in California by launching a new online business portal.  According to Secretary of State’s press release, the new portal, coined “Cannabizfile“,…
Rank this Week: 107

Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A.…

Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A. Blog

Covers business, criminal, family, and injury law.

https://www.helmerlegal.com/blog/
  • Dec 14

    Can I Avoid a DUI Conviction if My BAC was Above 0.08 Percent?

    Can I Avoid a DUI Conviction if My BAC was Above 0.08 Percent?
    Now that the holidays have arrived, law enforcement officers are even more aware and focused on keeping everyone as safe as possible. That being the case, if you or a loved one happen to get stopped while you are out celebrating the season,…
  • Dec 14

    Here’s What Not to Do if You Have Been Arrested for DUI in New Jersey

    Here’s What Not to Do if You Have Been Arrested for DUI in New Jersey
    In New Jersey, facing charges for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) is an extremely serious matter. Although DUI is classified as a traffic offense and not a crime, this does not necessarily work to your advantage, and the…
  • Nov 22

    What to Expect if You’re Arrested on Thanksgiving

    What to Expect if You’re Arrested on Thanksgiving
    You didn’t plan on being arrested – and Thanksgiving could not be a worse time, as the judicial process can be prolonged during holidays. If you don’t act quickly, you could end up spending your entire holiday weekend (or…
Rank this Week: 1961

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Dec 14

    Contracts & Commercial Law Scholarship: Weekly Top Ten SSRN Downloads (December 14, 2017)

    Contracts & Commercial Law Scholarship: Weekly Top Ten SSRN Downloads (December 14, 2017)
    Top Downloads for: Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Recent Top Papers (60 days) as of: 15 Oct 2017 - 14 Dec 2017 Rank Paper Downloads 1. Deterring Holdout Creditors in a Restructuring of PDVSA Bonds and Promissory Notes (¿Cómo…
  • Dec 11

    Contracts Law Contributing the Greatest to MBE Performance

    Contracts Law Contributing the Greatest to MBE Performance
    Were you aware of this? A first-of-its-kind study exploring the relationship between specific law school courses and components of the bar exam has identified Contracts as making the greatest contribution to performance on the Multistate Bar…
  • Dec 7

    Contracts & Commercial Law Scholarship: Weekly Top Ten SSRN Downloads (December 7, 2017)

    Contracts & Commercial Law Scholarship: Weekly Top Ten SSRN Downloads (December 7, 2017)
    Top Downloads For: Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Recent Top Papers (60 days) as of 08 Oct 2017 - 07 Dec 2017 Rank Paper Downloads 1. Deterring Holdout Creditors in a Restructuring of PDVSA Bonds and Promissory Notes (¿Cómo…
Rank this Week: 157

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Dec 14

    Another ICO Draws a Securities Class Action Lawsuit

    Another ICO Draws a Securities Class Action Lawsuit
    According to news reports, the amount raised through Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) in 2017 now exceeds $4 billion. This surge of activity has drawn the attention of regulators. The SEC is clearly stepping up its ICO-related enforcement…
  • Dec 13

    Yet Another Data Breach-Related Securities Suit Filed

    Yet Another Data Breach-Related Securities Suit Filed
    While commentators (like me) were predicting a blitz of data breach-related D&O litigation, the anticipated onslaught failed to materialize. The few cases that were filed –in the form of shareholder derivative suits — were…
  • Dec 12

    Guest Post: Which ICOs are Next to Get Caught up in the SEC’s ICO Dragnet?

    Guest Post: Which ICOs are Next to Get Caught up in the SEC’s ICO Dragnet?
    One of the most interesting and arresting business stories of 2017 has been the astonishing proliferation of initial coin offerings (ICOs), as I discussed in a prior post (here). Readers who have been watching this story develop undoubtedly…
Rank this Week: 459

Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

Provides best practice tips, checklists and updates designed to keep organizations of all sizes in compliance with federal and state employment laws. By Holland & Hart.

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2263

Florida Business Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers business and employment law. By Mavrick Law Firm.

https://www.mavricklaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1902

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Analysis and Insight in Retail Law

https://www.huntonretailindustryblog.com/
  • Dec 14

    Company Ends Initial Coin Offering after SEC Finds Securities Violation

    Company Ends Initial Coin Offering after SEC Finds Securities Violation
    On December 11, 2017, the SEC issued a cease-and-desist order against Munchee Inc. after finding that the company’s initial coin offering constituted unregistered offers and sales of securities.… Continue Reading
  • Dec 14

    Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup

    Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup
    This past week, several consumer actions made headlines that affect the retail industry. Continue reading for our weekly roundup. … Continue Reading
  • Dec 13

    Rise of the Chatbot

    Rise of the Chatbot
    The retail industry has seen a rapid adoption of chat robots, or chatbots, by retailers looking to deploy new technologies to more effectively engage consumers and drive sales on their e-commerce platforms. So what exactly are chatbots and…
Rank this Week: 1606

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Dec 14

    Partial Court Ruling Upholds Punishment of Albany High Students in California First Amendment Case

    Partial Court Ruling Upholds Punishment of Albany High Students in California First Amendment Case
    The line that divides free speech from school speech is one that often gets blurred. In an age where multitudes of information is available at the touch of a finger, the situation becomes even more complex. When a student creates an Instagram…
  • Dec 4

    California Lawsuit Seeks Cancer Warning Label on Coffee

    California Lawsuit Seeks Cancer Warning Label on Coffee
    A majority of Americans rely on coffee to get them going. They expect to get a jolt, but should they also expect a cancer diagnosis? That’s the question behind a long-pending California lawsuit. In 2010, an advocacy group called Council…
  • Nov 22

    Happy Thanksgiving from Sylvester Oppenheim & Linde

    Happy Thanksgiving from Sylvester Oppenheim & Linde
    We at Sylvester Oppenheim & Linde would like to take a moment to wish our clients, family and friends (including our blog readers), a very joyous and happy Thanksgiving. Whether you are celebrating with a small gathering, or preparing…
Rank this Week: 480

UpCounsel Blog

UpCounsel Blog

About making your business leaner, faster and smarter.

https://www.upcounsel.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1702

Private Business Counsel

Private Business Counsel

Covers private company management, business succession, formation, capital venture funding, tax structuring, startup counseling, and operations. By Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP.

https://corporateblog.mmwr.com/
  • Dec 14

    Tax Reform Actions That May Be Taken Before December 31, 2017

    Tax Reform Actions That May Be Taken Before December 31, 2017
    It’s the holiday season and everyone has plenty of items on their “to do” list.  The proposed tax reforms have created additional items to add to your list that you may consider completing before December 31 (of course…
  • Nov 14

    Seeking to Repeal the Federal Estate Tax – The Sequel

    Seeking to Repeal the Federal Estate Tax – The Sequel
    In 2001 President George W. Bush tried to repeal the federal estate tax. He was successful — but only for one year, 2010.  Then during the administration of President Obama the federal estate tax returned.  Under the new…
  • Oct 31

    Federal Estate Tax Inflation-Adjustments for 2018

    Federal Estate Tax Inflation-Adjustments for 2018
    Throughout the federal tax code there are figures which are inflation-adjusted – meaning they go up when there is inflation and they go up more when there is more inflation.  The adjusted figures for the coming year are generally…
Rank this Week: 1886

Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

Shares advice for business owners & executives. By Cleve Clinton and Jamie Ribman.

http://www.tiltingthescales.com/
  • Dec 14

    Sticking it to Your Employees During Flu Season

    Sticking it to Your Employees During Flu Season
    Frustrated with the high number of employees that did not show up for work in the fall and winter last year, Jim Duncey, the owner of Duncey’s Caps, Inc., issues a memo to all employees that they must provide proof that they got a flu…
  • Dec 14

    Is Your Company Email to Santa Protected?

    Is Your Company Email to Santa Protected?
    Frazzled by the incessant demands for her company Acne Brick’s financial records from her husband’s divorce lawyer Ditcher Quick, company president Annie Acne was wondering what her next maneuver might be when her Information…
  • Nov 22

    Fight Night at Your Company Holiday Party

    Fight Night at Your Company Holiday Party
    Jim Duncey, the owner of Duncey’s Caps, Inc., decides to hold an employee/significant other holiday party this year with live music and an open cash bar managed by a third-party bartending service.  Each employee will get three…
Rank this Week: 4499

Kentucky Law Blog

Kentucky Law Blog

Covers Kentucky family, criminal and business law. By Gatlin Voelker, PLLC.

http://www.gatlinvoelker.com/blog/
  • Dec 14

    Protecting your company from fraudulent behavior

    Protecting your company from fraudulent behavior
    When the time comes for you to recruit and hire new talent for your business endeavors, chances are you seek individuals that demonstrate industry knowledge, enthusiasm and the types of qualities that are reflective of a hard worker. However,…
  • Dec 12

    Industrial accident injures woman

    Industrial accident injures woman
    For many Kentucky companies, a critical part of operating a smooth business is guaranteeing the proper education of its employees in regards to safety. This is even truer for organizations that rely on the use of heavy equipment, machinery…
  • Dec 6

    How can I prevent business fraud?

    How can I prevent business fraud?
    One key issue that entrepreneurs should take into consideration when starting their businesses is fraud liability. Fraud is when companies and employees engage in illegal behaviors for personal or corporate gain. According to…
Rank this Week: 2098

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

Covers fraud, international law, immigration and business formation. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Dec 14

    Filing taxes as a foreigner

    Filing taxes as a foreigner
    Whats an Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN)? In today’s global economy, business ventures increasingly reach overseas to leverage the established business operations and processes in new markets. Every year, more and more…
  • Dec 12

    Short-Term Lease Agreement

    Short-Term Lease Agreement
    What Is a Short-Term Lease?   Short-term leases and rental agreements are usually less than six months and run on a month-to-month contract. A month-to-month rental agreement may or may not be renewed at the end of each month. The post…
  • Nov 29

    Hire licensed contractor

    Hire licensed contractor
    With a shortage of contractors and lots of repairs after Irma, it may be tempting to hire whoever you can find to fix your house. However, be aware of scammers posed as licensed contractors willing to do repairs and construction. The elderly…
Rank this Week: 2996

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
  • Dec 14

    When a Pro Rata Dividend Triggers Entire Fairne

    When a Pro Rata Dividend Triggers Entire Fairne
    In IRA Trust FBO Bobbie Ahmed v. Crane, Consol. C.A. No. 12742-CB, the Court of Chancery dismissed a stockholder challenge to a reclassification implemented through a pro rata dividend to all stockholders.  In addressing the motion to…
  • Dec 13

    Delaware Supreme Court Stresses Value Of Deal Price In Appraisal Case

    Delaware Supreme Court Stresses Value Of Deal Price In Appraisal Case
    Dell Inc. v. Magnetar Global Event Driven Master Fund Ltd., No. 565, 2016 (December 14, 2017) In this much-anticipated decision, the Delaware Supreme Court stresses the importance of the deal price to the award in an appraisal case. The…
  • Dec 13

    Delaware Supreme Court Clarifies Ratification Defense In Stock Option Case

    Delaware Supreme Court Clarifies Ratification Defense In Stock Option Case
    In re Investors Bancorp Inc. Stockholder Litigation, No. 169, 2017 (December 13, 2017) There has been some uncertainly over the effect of stockholder approval of stock option plans for directors, such as does that approval constitute…
Rank this Week: 1773

Beer Law Blog

Beer Law Blog

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

http://beerlawcenter.com/craft-beer-blog/
  • Dec 14

    USPTO: What does it do?

    USPTO: What does it do?
    We get a lot, I mean A LOT, of questions about the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and trademark legal stuff in general. So, if reading blogs about trademarks is not your thing, then you might want to skip our next couple…
  • Nov 13

    Congrats to us! Beer Law Center named one of Top 30 Food Law Blog

    Congrats to us! Beer Law Center named one of Top 30 Food Law Blog
    We’re pretty excited! We were recently named as one of the Top 30 Food Law Blogs on the web. Assuming numbers count for something, we were actually in the top 10! Check it out!   Check out the full list…
  • Oct 25

    Beer Law: What Brewers Need to Know

    Beer Law: What Brewers Need to Know
    We have a HUGE announcement!  We are so proud to announce the arrival of John’s book, Beer Law: What Brewers Need to Know After three years of dedicated hard work, it has finally hit the shelves! John’s book is available on…
Rank this Week: 2246

Portland Business & Commercial Law…

Portland Business & Commercial Law Blog

By Slinde Nelson Stanford.

http://www.slindenelson.com/blog/
  • Dec 14

    Business law principles are used in selling the busine

    Business law principles are used in selling the busine
    When selling a business in Oregon and elsewhere, there are three steps to take in getting the business ready to sell. The first step in such a business law transaction is to get an appraisal. The appraiser uses recognized valuation...
  • Dec 14

    Business law principles are used in selling the busine

    Business law principles are used in selling the busine
    When selling a business in Oregon and elsewhere, there are three steps to take in getting the business ready to sell. The first step in such a business law transaction is to get an appraisal. The appraiser uses recognized valuation...
  • Dec 6

    Business law attorneys may help a company facing a crisi

    Business law attorneys may help a company facing a crisi
    In Oregon as well as elsewhere, an outside law firm is sometimes called upon to assist a company in a crisis situation. These are usually unexpected chains of events that require the company to make some important decisions about how...
Rank this Week: 3159

Classified: The Class Action Blog

Classified: The Class Action Blog

A blog focused on the latest class action developments and trends by the attorneys of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://classifiedclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 2478

Lawyers on Tap

Lawyers on Tap

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

http://beveragelawupdate.com
  • Dec 14

    It’s Only “Natural:” Avoiding the Risk of Consumer Lawsuits Over Food Label

    It’s Only “Natural:” Avoiding the Risk of Consumer Lawsuits Over Food Label
    Americans are increasingly sensitive to the ingredients that go into the food that we eat. Recently, Congress passed a law requiring manufacturers to label or place QR codes on products containing or made from genetically modified organisms…
  • Oct 30

    A Guy Walks Into a Bar…

    A Guy Walks Into a Bar…
    In an article for Craft Brewing Business, Lawyers on Tap attorney Jonathan Dunitz discusses how an improperly cleaned tap line can lead to not only serious lifelong health problems for the beer drinker, but also a significant verdict against…
  • Oct 17

    Arctic Opportunities: Exploring New Passages for Business Growth in the Arctic & North Atlantic

    Arctic Opportunities: Exploring New Passages for Business Growth in the Arctic & North Atlantic
    Changes in the shipping routes have placed Maine businesses on the doorstep of the Arctic and Northern Europe. Thanks to the addition of Eimskip, it now costs less to ship a container to Norway than it does to truck it to Maryland. On…
Rank this Week: 1607

Robbins Ross Alloy Belinfante…

Robbins Ross Alloy Belinfante Littlefield LLC Blog

Covers real estate law.

http://www.robbinsfirm.com/in-the-news/
  • Dec 14

    No additional votes for Norwood in Atlanta mayoral runoff recount

    No additional votes for Norwood in Atlanta mayoral runoff recount
    Even though a recount on Thursday produced no additional votes for Mary Norwood, the Atlanta mayoral candidate still challenged the outcome of the Dec.-5 runoff, citing votes from recently annexed parts of the city that she argues should…
  • Dec 7

    Norwood, Bottoms Lawyer Up in Mayoral Runoff Aftermath

    Norwood, Bottoms Lawyer Up in Mayoral Runoff Aftermath
    Vincent Russo Jr. of the Robbins Firm is representing Mary Norwood as she squares off with Keisha Lance Bottoms over the close election results. Bottoms has turned to Robert Highsmith Jr. of Holland & Knight and others. Meanwhile, Bottoms…
  • Nov 20

    Governor Adds Three to Judicial Nominating Commission

    Governor Adds Three to Judicial Nominating Commission
    Governor names three former staffers to Judicial Nominating Commission. Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday named three of his former staffers to the Judicial Nomination Commission, which recommends candidates for the governor to consider when…
Rank this Week: 1968