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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: 3

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • Oct 13

    CFP: National Business Law Scholars Conference

    CFP: National Business Law Scholars Conference
    National Business Law Scholars Conference Thursday & Friday, June 21-22, 2018 Call for Papers The National Business Law Scholars Conference...
  • Jun 26

    American Airlines, Qatar, and the NOL Poison Pill

    American Airlines, Qatar, and the NOL Poison Pill
    I know most bloggers today are consumed with the June avalanche of Supreme Court opinions and cert grants, but something...
  • May 25

    AALS BA Call for Paper

    AALS BA Call for Paper
    Call for Papers AALS Section on Business Associations Institutional Investors and Corporate Governance AALS Annual Meeting, January 5, 2018 The...
Rank this Week: 17

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Dec 12

    First Night of Chanukah - Legal Interpretation Question

    First Night of Chanukah - Legal Interpretation Question
    I have a question of religious interpretation. I am roughly a little past Vancouver on a plane on my way to Japan. In a sense, I keep going "backwards" in time. At some point over the Pacific, I will cross...
  • Dec 12

    The Dynamics of Online Hotel Prices and the EU Booking.Com Case

    The Dynamics of Online Hotel Prices and the EU Booking.Com Case
    Andrea Mantovani, University of Bologna, Claudio A. Piga, Keele University - Keele Management School, Carlo Reggiani, University of Manchester analyze The Dynamics of Online Hotel Prices and the EU Booking.Com Case. ABSTRACT: This paper…
  • Dec 12

    Common Ownership Concentration and Corporate Conduct

    Common Ownership Concentration and Corporate Conduct
    Martin C. Schmalz, University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business addresses Common Ownership Concentration and Corporate Conduct. ABSTRACT: The question whether and how ownership between strategically interacting firms affects…
Rank this Week: 19

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/
Rank this Week: 48

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • 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
  • Dec 12

    I'm a judge, not a media theorist, Jim: NFU doesn't protect use of Dr. Seuss font in mashup case

    I'm a judge, not a media theorist, Jim: NFU doesn't protect use of Dr. Seuss font in mashup case
    Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. v. ComicMix LLC, No. 16-CV-2779 (C.D. Cal. Dec. 7, 2017) Though the court dismissed the first trademark/copyright infringement complaint against this Star Trek/Dr. Seuss mashup, the amended complaint…
  • Dec 12

    DMCA exemption survey: for vidders and other remixer

    DMCA exemption survey: for vidders and other remixer
    Take an 8-minute survey and help make the #DMCA decryption exemptions more user-friendly for vidders: bit.ly/2nEfY8j http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 67

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

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

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
Rank this Week: 84

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 12

    Getting LLC Definitions Wrong: It's Not Always the Judge's Fault

    Getting LLC Definitions Wrong: It's Not Always the Judge's Fault
    As I have noted in the past, it is not just judges that make the mistake of calling limited liability companies (LLCs), "limited liability corporations." Today, I got a notice of a Texas case using the later definition. Here's…
  • Dec 11

    Law and Entrepreneurship - Association Call for Papers - Near-Term Deadline!

    Law and Entrepreneurship - Association Call for Papers - Near-Term Deadline!
    The twelfth annual meeting of the Law and Entrepreneurship Association (LEA) will occur on February 9, 2018 at the University of Alabama School of Law The LEA is a group of legal scholars interested in the topic of entrepreneurship—broadly…
  • Dec 11

    Johnny Hallyday - French Rock 'n' Roll, Death, and Taxes . . . .

    Johnny Hallyday - French Rock 'n' Roll, Death, and Taxes . . . .
    While I was in France last week touring and attending an academic conference, a French music legend died and was mourned. Johnny Hallyday, the King of French rock 'n' roll (known widely as the "French Elvis"), died earlier this…
Rank this Week: 91

Class Action Defense Blog

Class Action Defense Blog

Covers CAFA, class certification, employment law, FCRA, FDCPA and multidistrict litigation. By Michael Hassen of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://classactiondefense.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 96

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • Dec 12

    News Headlines for Dec 12, 2017

    News Headlines for Dec 12, 2017
    Steinhoff Hires Advisers as Investec Cites Credit Exposure – Bloomberg ,Ex-Gawker Employees Launch Crowdfunding Drive to Buy Website ,Charming Charlie Reaches Agreement with Majority of Term Loan Lenders On Terms of Comprehensive…
  • Dec 12

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Dec 12, 2017

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Dec 12, 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 11

    News Headlines for Dec 11, 2017

    News Headlines for Dec 11, 2017
    Boston Herald sold to Gatehouse, files for Chapter 11, company says – The Boston Globe ,Suburban Chicago hotel project survives Chapter 11 challenge | Bond Buyer ,Marion Halftermeyer on Twitter: “@ExproGroup to file pre-pack…
Rank this Week: 97

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
  • Dec 8

    Ninth Circuit appealability opinion: Brown v. Cinemark USA, Inc.

    Ninth Circuit appealability opinion: Brown v. Cinemark USA, Inc.
    In Brown v. Cinemark USA, Inc., ___ F.3d ___ (9th Cir. Dec. 7, 2017), the Ninth Circuit held that the plaintiffs could pursue their appeal from the district court's order denying class certification, even though they had settled their…
  • Dec 5

    Interesting UCL "unlawful" prong opinion: Burd v. Barkley Court Reporters, Inc.

    Interesting UCL "unlawful" prong opinion: Burd v. Barkley Court Reporters, Inc.
    In Burd v. Barkley Court Reporters, Inc., ___ Cal.App.5th ___ (Nov. 29, 2017), the Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District, Division Two) considered a UCL "unlawful" prong class action predicated on violations of Government Code…
  • Nov 29

    New class certification opinion: Hefczyc v. Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

    New class certification opinion: Hefczyc v. Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego
    In Hefczyc v. Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, ___ Cal.App.5th ___ (Nov. 17, 2017), the Court of Appeal (Fourth Appellate District, Division One) affirmed the trial court's denial of class certification in a declaratory relief action. The…
Rank this Week: 101

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: 102

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 12

    Critical Update Needed: Cybersecurity Expertise in the Boardroom

    Critical Update Needed: Cybersecurity Expertise in the Boardroom
    We recently published a paper on SSRN, Critical Update Needed: Cybersecurity Expertise in the Boardroom, that evaluates the quality of information presented by management to directors in advance of board meetings. Below is a reproduction of…
  • Dec 12

    Governing Through Disruption: A Boardroom Guide to 2018

    Governing Through Disruption: A Boardroom Guide to 2018
    Boards of directors govern in an increasingly dynamic environment marked by technological and business model disruption, regulatory and enforcement uncertainty, political unrest, and expanding expectations about the company’s role in…
  • Dec 12

    Executives in Politic

    Executives in Politic
    Over the last two decades, the share of corporate executives holding political office in the United States increased substantially, which resulted in large benefits for their firms and shifted the balance of power toward corporate interests…
Rank this Week: 103

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Aug 18

    Faculty Position - Richmond

    Faculty Position - Richmond
    Richmond is seeking to fill slots in the corporate area. See notice below: The University of Richmond School of Law seeks to fill three tenure-track positions for the 2018-2019 academic year, including one in corporate/securities law.…
  • Apr 21

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting
    CALL FOR PAPERS AALS Section on Transactional Law and Skills Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting 2018 AALS Annual Meeting San Diego, CA This call for papers solicits unpublished papers that analyze the question of access to…
  • Apr 4

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation
    Fifth Annual Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation: Call for Papers UCLA School of Law, in conjunction with the University of Richmond School of Law, Boston University School of Law, and University of Illinois College of Law,…
Rank this Week: 109

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Observations on developments in law, business, medicine, culture, sports, and other matters of general interest to the Houston business, professional, and academic communities. Published by Houston attorney Tom Kirkendall.

http://blog.kir.com/
  • Apr 3

    The Houston Open at a Crossroads Again

    The Houston Open at a Crossroads Again
    With Shell Oil Company pulling out as the Houston Open’s title sponsor after a successful 26-year run, the Houston Golf Association finds itself in an all too familiar position — what must be done to make the venerable tournament…
  • Feb 13

    The Astrodome, Trade-offs and the Public’s Revolt

    The Astrodome, Trade-offs and the Public’s Revolt
    Who would have ever thought that the combination of hosting a Super Bowl and dealing with the question of what to do with the Astrodome is teaching us a valuable lesson in economic trade-offs and the declining importance of the ……
  • Jan 19

    My Jeff Bagwell Story

    My Jeff Bagwell Story
    Astros legend Jeff Bagwell was finally elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, something that I pointed out should have been a no-brainer over a decade ago. But Hall of Fame voting is not always rational or even well-informed, so ……
Rank this Week: 114

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 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…
  • Dec 6

    Emails can be enforceable, even if a contemplated contract is never signed

    Emails can be enforceable, even if a contemplated contract is never signed
    A recent case out of the Southern District of New York, Nusbaum v. E-Lo Sportswear LLC, 17-cv-3646 (KBF) (behind paywall), granted summary judgment based on a chain of emails between an employer and employee. The emails were discussing a…
Rank this Week: 127

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Mar 16

    Secondary Sales and An Investor Covenant You Don’t Want To Mi

    Secondary Sales and An Investor Covenant You Don’t Want To Mi
    Dear Readers: This is a post I co-wrote with Joe Wallin, who has published the almost identical post here. If you are investing in early stage companies, there are certain deal terms you want. Most you probably know already: if...
  • Mar 11

    A Gift from Congress to Angel

    A Gift from Congress to Angel
    The picture here was taken by Joe Wallin, who was on a panel with me, Gary Kocher of K&L Gates, Tom Alberg of Madrona Ventures, and Dan Rosen of the Alliance of Angels, talking to the Angel Capital Association's NW...
  • Mar 3

    Looking for Mr. 506(c)

    Looking for Mr. 506(c)
    "On a relative basis, issuances claiming the new Rule 506(c) exemption have accounted for only 2.1% of the reported capital raised pursuant to Rule 506 since becoming effective in September 2014." So reads a key finding of a report,…
Rank this Week: 130

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

Offers business trial law with a sense of humor. By Barry Barnett.

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • Jun 28

    Join The Contingency

    Join The Contingency
    Dear Blawgletterati Member, You, a special person You belong to an elite group – the highly intelligent readers of Blawgletter, one of the 10 all-time most popular Trials and Litigation law blogs on Justia. With Blawgletter’s farewell,…
  • Jun 16

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!

    Blawgletter® Has Moved!
    Blawgletter® has moved to a new location, and is now The Contingency. You will be redirected shortly.
  • Jun 14

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice

    DNA and Pricing Patents Fall to Mayo and Alice
    Unpatentable subject matter A pair of Federal Circuit opinions last week rejected patents involving patent-ineligible subject matter. What does that include, you ask? As Blawgletter noted last year in "You Still Can't Patent Ideas":…
Rank this Week: 135

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 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…
  • Dec 11

    Key D&O Insurance Policy Wording Issues and Coverage Concern

    Key D&O Insurance Policy Wording Issues and Coverage Concern
    Over the course of several years in which the marketplace for D&O insurance has been highly competitive, the scope of coverage available has continued to evolve and expand.  Terms and conditions are available today that were not…
  • Dec 10

    U.S. Supreme Court Grants Cert in Yet Another Case Securities Law Case

    U.S. Supreme Court Grants Cert in Yet Another Case Securities Law Case
    I have had this perception for several years now that the U.S. Supreme Court recently has been particularly keen to take up securities cases. It turns out that this perception has a basis in objective fact. A recent paper by University of…
Rank this Week: 140

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/
  • Dec 10

    Delaware Supreme Court Rules on Right to Bear Arms Outside One’s Home

    Delaware Supreme Court Rules on Right to Bear Arms Outside One’s Home
    The Delaware Supreme Court issued an important decision a few days ago on the right to bear arms outside one’s home. This right has at its core the right to self defense which is a natural right that every person is born…
  • Dec 2

    Chancery Rejects Challenge to State Contract Bid Award

    Chancery Rejects Challenge to State Contract Bid Award
    A recent Delaware Court of Chancery decision rejected a challenge by an unsuccessful bidder to an award by the state of a professional services contract. This decision provides a helpful example of how difficult it remains to challenge…
  • Nov 30

    Chancery Denies Motion to Disqualify Counsel

    Chancery Denies Motion to Disqualify Counsel
    A recent decision of the Delaware Court of Chancery serves as a reminder of the high threshold that must be met before a motion to disqualify counsel will be granted–and why such motions are viewed with some skepticism by the…
Rank this Week: 169

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

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

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Jan 22

    Notice and Comment, Behavioral Economics, and United States v. Texa

    Notice and Comment, Behavioral Economics, and United States v. Texa
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on the Supreme Court’s certiorari grant in United States v. Texas: In many respects, the Supreme Court’s cert grant earlier this week in United States v. Texas was utterly unsurprising. The Fifth Circuit…
  • Jan 6

    Friedrichs, Free-Riding, and Life After the Agency Shop

    Friedrichs, Free-Riding, and Life After the Agency Shop
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel and UC Berkeley Jurisprudence & Social Policy Ph.D. candidate David Louk on next Monday’s Supreme Court oral argument in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association: The Supreme Court will soon decide…
  • Jan 1

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on taxes paid by the highest earners in the United States: The IRS released data this week on the 400 individual income tax returns with the highest adjusted gross incomes (AGIs). According to the IRS data,...
Rank this Week: 179

Australian Regulatory Compliance…

Australian Regulatory Compliance Review

Covers legal and regulatory impacts on Australian businesses. By David Jacobson.

http://www.djacobson.com/australian_regulatory_rev/
  • Jun 15

    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private?

    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private?
    Are ASIC investigations of financial service providers private? Not automatically. In dealing with ASIC and other regulators it is important to understand that the Freedom of Information Act 1982 applies to government agency records and…
  • Jun 15

    Can a special general meeting be adjourned?

    Can a special general meeting be adjourned?
    In the matter of Re1 Limited (ABN 80 145 743 862) and Re2 Limited as responsible entities for Westfield Retail Trust 1 and Westfield Retail Trust 2 (No 3) [2014] NSWSC 762 the NSW Supreme Court considered the adjournment of the adjournment of…
  • Jun 15

    Small amount credit change

    Small amount credit change
    The National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Small Amount Credit Contracts) Regulation 2014 was registered on 12 June 2014. The Regulation clarifies the changes introduced on 1 July 2013 which imposed a cap on costs and a limit on fees…
Rank this Week: 181

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

https://publish.illinois.edu/illinoisblj/
Rank this Week: 206

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

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

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Nov 21

    Henry Shue, "Gambling with Their Climate: Future Generations, Negative Emissions, & Risk Transfers"

    Henry Shue, "Gambling with Their Climate: Future Generations, Negative Emissions, & Risk Transfers"
    This lecture defends three main theses: (I) that all decisions about the degree of ambition for emissions mitigation are unavoidably also decisions about how to distribute risk across generations and, more specifically, (II) that the less…
  • Sep 20

    Supreme Court Preview 2017: Highlights and Perspective

    Supreme Court Preview 2017: Highlights and Perspective
    On the first Monday in October, the Supreme Court session opens. Professors Adam Chilton, Aziz Huq, and Daniel Hemel offer insight into some of the issues the Court will hear in the upcoming year. Recorded on September 18, 2017, in…
  • May 2

    Aaron Nielson, "The Past and Future of Deference: From Justice Scalia to Justice Gorsuch"

    Aaron Nielson, "The Past and Future of Deference: From Justice Scalia to Justice Gorsuch"
    With commentary by Professor Daniel Hemel Professor Nielson is a law professor at Brigham Young University and teaches/writes in the areas of administrative law, civil procedure, federal courts, and antitrust. Before joining the faculty,…
Rank this Week: 208

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Nov 28

    Follow up on the GOP tax bill repealing the Johnson Amendment

    Follow up on the GOP tax bill repealing the Johnson Amendment
    Last week the proposed GOP tax bill allowing churches to endorse political candidates while maintaining their tax-exempt status was expanded. The expanded version of the provision includes all 501(c)(3) organizations. The expanded provision…
  • Nov 26

    GOP Tax Bill Allowing Churches to Participate in Political Activity

    GOP Tax Bill Allowing Churches to Participate in Political Activity
    The new tax bill proposed in Congress has a provision that would allow churches to endorse political candidates while keeping their tax-exempt status. The provision would deny the IRS money to enforce denial or revocation of churches…
  • Nov 25

    Churches and Their Support of Political Candidate

    Churches and Their Support of Political Candidate
    Churches are automatically 501(c)(3) organizations, and as a result, they don’t need to apply to receive their tax-exempt status. Like all 501(c)(3)’s, churches are prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in ant political…
Rank this Week: 209

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 29

    5 Estate Planning Tips for Your Retirement

    5 Estate Planning Tips for Your Retirement
    Are you getting close to retirement? Do you want to develop an effective estate plan but you are not sure how to start? If your answer to one of these two questions is affirmative, you have come to the right resource. We are all aware how…
  • Jul 10

    Probate and Long Term Health Care

    Probate and Long Term Health Care
    Most seniors do their best to prepare for the unfortunate, inevitable, outcome that one day they will pass away.  They create their will, and with painstaking detail allocate their hard-earned money and assets to spouses, children,…
  • May 25

    Alzheimer’s disease: Facts versus fiction

    Alzheimer’s disease: Facts versus fiction
    The number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States is growing rapidly. So, too, are the number of myths surrounding the disease and other forms of dementia. Let’s begin by looking at what we do know about…
Rank this Week: 215

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • 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…
  • Dec 8

    Clients are Biggest Competitors to Law Firm

    Clients are Biggest Competitors to Law Firm
    Law firms are facing competition from their very own clients, who are taking work in-house and using technology to get work done efficiently: “Clients are the biggest competitors to law firms and are taking work... The post Clients are…
  • Dec 6

    Ten Tips For People Who Get Nervous At Job Interview

    Ten Tips For People Who Get Nervous At Job Interview
    If your teeth chatter and your knees knock at job interviews, you are not alone: “Virtually everyone gets nervous at a job interview sometimes. A job interview is an artificial situation. Everything in it is... The post Ten Tips For…
Rank this Week: 221

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Dec 12

    SEC Commissioner Nominees: Delayed (Again)

    SEC Commissioner Nominees: Delayed (Again)
    One of the odder things over the past 5 years or so is the difficulty of the Senate to confirm SEC Commissioner nominees. My memory might be bad, but I don’t recall any nominees having trouble being confirmed before then. But over the…
  • Dec 11

    PCAOB: Makeover Edition

    PCAOB: Makeover Edition
    Recently, I blogged the rumor that SEC Chair Clayton would tap Senate staffer Bill Duhnke as the next PCAOB Chair. According to this WSJ article, that not only appears true – but Chair Clayton also plans to name several other PCAOB…
  • Dec 8

    Administration Questions Validity of SEC Judge

    Administration Questions Validity of SEC Judge
    Here’s the intro from this WSJ article: The Trump administration on Wednesday abandoned its defense of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s in-house judicial system, siding with opponents who say the hiring process for the…
Rank this Week: 279

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

https://indiacorplaw.in/
  • Dec 11

    Systemizing Fairplay – Key Issues in the Indian Competition Law Regime

    Systemizing Fairplay – Key Issues in the Indian Competition Law Regime
    [Vedika Mittal is a Research Fellow in the Corporate Law and Financial Regulation vertical at Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy] Since the enactment of the Competition Act, 2002 (“Competition Act“), the business milieu has changed…
  • Dec 11

    SEBI Clarifies Scope of Embargo Against Share Issuances Following Delisting

    SEBI Clarifies Scope of Embargo Against Share Issuances Following Delisting
    Companies that are undertaking a delisting of equity shares must be prepared to endure an embargo that would prevent them from listing their shares for a further period of time (five or ten years, depending upon the circumstances). Such a…
  • Dec 11

    Failure of a Creditor to Submit a Claim in an Insolvency Proce

    Failure of a Creditor to Submit a Claim in an Insolvency Proce
    [Bhavin Gada is a Partner at Economic Laws Practice, Advocates and Solicitors (“ELP”), and Manendra Singh an Associate Manager at ELP. The authors would like to thank Akshata Limaye, Associate at ELP, for her inputs] The corporate…
Rank this Week: 285

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 8

    OK, Blogger. I give up.

    OK, Blogger. I give up.
    You're not letting me update my links, so I'm not posting to this blog any more.
  • Apr 28

    Why the Westin Cincinnati is likely the very worst Westin in the country.

    Why the Westin Cincinnati is likely the very worst Westin in the country.
    How do we count the ways in which the Westin Cincinnati is a very, very bad hotel?First, the good news:  friendly staff and great location.  That, however, is the only good news.1.  Let's start with safety.  There should…
  • Apr 20

    Predicted this in 2012.

    Predicted this in 2012.
    The story on Whittier in the NYT is here.As I said in 2012, "[t]he world doesn’t need as many ABA-accredited law schools as it has already, just as the world has figured out that it doesn’t need as many U.S.-based BigLaw firms as…
Rank this Week: 293

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 12

    Move Aside EPA, The SEC Is Now Regulating Ecosystems!

    Move Aside EPA, The SEC Is Now Regulating Ecosystems!
    I don’t hear many securities lawyers talking about “ecosystems”.  Indeed, I think of the word as being more the province of environmental lawyers.  The word itself is an amalgamation of two Greek words…
  • Dec 11

    Were The SEC’s Pay Ratio Rule Efforts Valiant?

    Were The SEC’s Pay Ratio Rule Efforts Valiant?
    James D.C. Barrall recently published a listing of ten consensuses on CEO pay ratio planning.  He begins with the following: “More than seven years after the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act, the CEO pay ratio rule is finally set to…
  • Dec 8

    Another Foolish Inconsistency – This Time For Broker-Dealer

    Another Foolish Inconsistency – This Time For Broker-Dealer
    Yesterday’s post chided Glass, Lewis & Co., LLC for its inconsistent positions on majority rule.  Today’s post tackles a foolish inconsistency in the California Codes.  Section 25217(c) of the California Corporations…
Rank this Week: 351

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Dec 12

    Compliance Lessons From Star Wars – Hacked

    Compliance Lessons From Star Wars – Hacked
    With the pending release of Episode VIII – The Last Jedi, I’m joining Tom Fox in tying compliance and the Star Wars franchise together. Starting at the beginning with Star Wars, or what is now Episode IV – A New Hope,…
  • Dec 8

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for December 8

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for December 8
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. ICO Enforcement Actions Threatened, ICO Lawsuits Proliferate By Kevin LaCroix According to the latest update on the Coinschedule website (here),…
  • Dec 7

    A Focus on Valuation Source

    A Focus on Valuation Source
    Private funds are often dealing hard-to-value assets. Real estate funds are overwhelmingly dealing with hard-to-value assets. For purposes of GAAP reporting those will be the Level 2 and Level 3 assets. For these assets, valuations can be…
Rank this Week: 399

Reading Tea Leaves

Reading Tea Leaves

Covers business and legal news. By Randy Wilson.

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

    Reading Tea Leaves Becomes “Lawyers Get Social”

    Reading Tea Leaves Becomes “Lawyers Get Social”
    I will no longer be updating Reading Tea Leaves and soon there will be a re-direct to “LawyersGetSocial”. The purpose of the change is to reflect the change in the emphasis of what I am blogging about and also to further brand “DSD Law…
  • Jun 4

    Reading Tea Leaves Becomes “Lawyers Get Social”

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

    Google Buzz Settlement Finally Final Final

    Google Buzz Settlement Finally Final Final
    This has been dragging out far longer than the time Buzz got itself in trouble long enough to be the target of class action privacy violation lawsuits.  At long last various privacy advocacy groups will receive funds along with more than $2…
Rank this Week: 419

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Focuses on complliance, corporate governance, disclosure, mergers and tax issues. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.corporatesecuritieslawblog.com/
  • Dec 7

    Tax Reform – The Current State of Play

    Tax Reform – The Current State of Play
    On December 2, the Senate passed its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The House of Representatives earlier approved a competing version of the Act on November 16. The Senate and House entered into conference this week to resolve…
  • Nov 20

    Second Circuit Affirms Class Certification Holding that Direct Evidence of Price Impact is Not Always Necessary to Demonstrate Market Efficiency

    Second Circuit Affirms Class Certification Holding that Direct Evidence of Price Impact is Not Always Necessary to Demonstrate Market Efficiency
    In Waggoner v. Barclays PLC, No. 16-1912 (2d Cir. Nov. 6, 2017), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in a Rule 10b-5 securities fraud action, affirmed the district court’s order granting class certification and,…
  • Nov 16

    U.S. Tax Reform: The Current State of Play

    U.S. Tax Reform: The Current State of Play
    Earlier today the House of Representatives voted on and passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. If passed by the Senate, the Act would significantly change the current federal income tax regime in the United States. The legislation would impact all…
Rank this Week: 427

Hotel Law Blog

Hotel Law Blog

Covers condo hotels, finance, land use, management agreements, and outlooks and trends. By Jim Butler of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://hotellaw.jmbm.com/
  • Dec 12

    California Labor & Employment Law Update: Key Changes in 2017 and What’s Slated For 2018

    California Labor & Employment Law Update: Key Changes in 2017 and What’s Slated For 2018
    12 December 2017 California has enacted a number of new regulations related to labor and employment that go into effect when 2018 begins. Hotels owners and developers with properties in California need to be aware of how these rules apply to…
  • Nov 20

    ADA Compliance & Defense Lawyer Update: 99 ADA lawsuits dismissed as fraudulent and maliciou

    ADA Compliance & Defense Lawyer Update: 99 ADA lawsuits dismissed as fraudulent and maliciou
    20 November 2017 JMBM’s ADA Compliance and Defense team, led by my partner Marty Orlick, continues to help hotels and other businesses achieve compliance under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), and is actively defending…
  • Nov 17

    In Memoriam: Jerry Merkin

    In Memoriam: Jerry Merkin
    17 November 2017 We are saddened to learn of the death of Jerry Merkin, former publisher of Hotel Management and a well-known and admired industry leader. Jerry’s long career in hospitality helped shaped the industry and the…
Rank this Week: 453

bevlog

bevlog

Distilling a million label approvals down to the ones that affect you. Tracks legal trends in beer, wine and spirits product approvals. By Lehrman Beverage Law.

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog
  • Dec 7

    Crafty, In a Good Way

    Crafty, In a Good Way
    I heard about this on the radio this morning, on the way in. Apparently it’s illegal to allow farms, or picking fruit for free, on New York City lands — so these guys put it on a barge. It struck me as pretty crafty. That is,…
  • Nov 27

    Flavor Ingredient Data Sheet

    Flavor Ingredient Data Sheet
    A recent issue of the TTB Newsletter had some good information about Flavor Ingredient Data Sheets — often referred to as FIDSs. FIDSs can be very important, and so it is good to have this information readily available. The FAQ explains…
  • Oct 9

    Prop 65 Warnings Pop Up on TTB Label

    Prop 65 Warnings Pop Up on TTB Label
    In the past, for a long time, TTB would say no warnings are allowed, but for those mandated by Congress:  “According to the Surgeon General…” (as to getting pregnant, driving and whatnot). Slowly but surely, however,…
Rank this Week: 458

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Dec 12

    CFTC Interprets Who Has to Register as Commodity Trading Advisor

    CFTC Interprets Who Has to Register as Commodity Trading Advisor
    The CFTC’s Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight responded to a letter from the Futures Industry Association (FIA) requesting guidance for Commodity Trading Advisor (CTAs) registration requirements. The Division stated in a…
  • Dec 12

    EC and CFTC: Committed To Mutual Recognition of Derivatives Trading Venue

    EC and CFTC: Committed To Mutual Recognition of Derivatives Trading Venue
    Last week the European Commission (EC) and the CFTC announced mutual recognition of each other’s derivatives trading venues, fulfilling the Common Approach announced this October the 13th, 2017 by the two regulatory agencies. On…
  • Dec 5

    CFTC Statement on Regulated Exchanges Self-Certification of Bitcoin Futures Trading and Swap

    CFTC Statement on Regulated Exchanges Self-Certification of Bitcoin Futures Trading and Swap
    The CFTC released a statement of three regulated US Exchanges, CME, CFE, and Cantor self-certified new contract for Bitcoin futures and products. On Friday December 1st, the CFTC announced that the world’s largest futures exchange, the…
Rank this Week: 462

North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

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

http://www.ncbusinesslitigationreport.com/
  • Dec 1

    NC Business Court On Conversion Of Electronic Data

    NC Business Court On Conversion Of Electronic Data
    The Defendant in SQL Sentry, LLC v. ApexSQL, LLC, 2017 NCBC 105 was alleged to have copied the Plaintiff's software program which was designed to make "resource intensive T-SQL queries. . . in the Microsoft enterprise database platform,…
  • Oct 22

    Nc Business Court Stretches NCRCP 14 to Allow New Third Party Defendants To Be Added Years After The Commencement Of Litigation

    Nc Business Court Stretches NCRCP 14 to Allow New Third Party Defendants To Be Added Years After The Commencement Of Litigation
    The North Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure are fairly identical to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.  In fact, I am hard pressed to think of any substantial differences. But the lack of one word contained in FRCP 14 -- "original" --…
  • Oct 12

    NC Business Court Rules On What Constitutes An "Arbitration"

    NC Business Court Rules On What Constitutes An "Arbitration"
    You've probably never had to decide what it means to agree to arbitrate.  Usually, there is a written provision that references the AAA Rules and includes a consent to AAA's procedures as to the appointment of the arbitrator(s) and the…
Rank this Week: 483

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Dec 12

    A Happy Patent Holiday

    A Happy Patent Holiday
    ‘Tis the season for holiday cheer and shopping for the perfect holiday gifts. Behind all the holiday hustle and bustle is the intellectual property protection that assists in the commercial success of sought after products. A…
  • Dec 6

    Shannon Zollo Comments on Proposed Aetna-CVS Deal in The National Law Journal Article

    Shannon Zollo Comments on Proposed Aetna-CVS Deal in The National Law Journal Article
    Corporate partner Shannon Zollo commented on the legal scrutiny facing CVS Health and Aetna’s planned merger in The National Law Journal’s article “Lawyers Say Fed. Regulators Likely Will Closely Scrutinize Aetna-CVS…
  • Dec 4

    Venture Capital Firms Defend Significant Appraisal Award on Appeal

    Venture Capital Firms Defend Significant Appraisal Award on Appeal
    By: Scott Bleier Originally published in the ABA’s Business Law Today. In October, the Delaware Supreme Court heard oral arguments in an appeal from the Court of Chancery’s 2016 appraisal decision which awarded Polaris…
Rank this Week: 496

Indiana Civil & Business…

Indiana Civil & Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning and intellectual property. By Sam Hasler.

http://haslerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 1

    Blogs to Check Out

    Blogs to Check Out
    Some law blogs that may be interests to some businesses:FDA Law Update - just what says it is, a way to keep up to date on happenings at the FDA.OSHA Law Blog. This may be of more interest to more businesses. Jackson Lewis hosts the blog so…
  • Feb 25

    Georgia

    Georgia
    Georgia Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning Blog: Estate Planning: A Three-Step StrategyThe estate planning pyramid gives a hierarchy of goals for estate planning. This pyramid is useful in developing an estate planning strategy based on…
  • Jan 26

    Garden Leave in Action

    Garden Leave in Action
    Considering garden leave's novelty, I thought a collection of news articles descring the use of garden leave might be of some help and interest.
Rank this Week: 540

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 12

    Antitakeover: “Shadow Pills” & Firm Value

    Antitakeover: “Shadow Pills” & Firm Value
    In recent years, many companies have either terminated their poison pills or allowed them to expire in response to investor & proxy advisor pressure.  Overall, this hasn’t caused much angst to corporate…
  • Dec 11

    Disclosure Litigation: Life After Trulia

    Disclosure Litigation: Life After Trulia
    This Skadden memo surveys the state of M&A disclosure litigation nearly 2 years after the Delaware Supreme Court’s Trulia decision fundamentally altered Delaware’s approach to “disclosure only”…
  • Dec 8

    R&W Insurance: Private M&A’s “New Normal”

    R&W Insurance: Private M&A’s “New Normal”
    I recently had a conversation with one of my colleagues about negotiations with a seller’s counsel in a private company deal. He sent out a buyer-favorable purchase agreement to seller’s counsel – but the deal contemplated…
Rank this Week: 548

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers class action litigation, fraud, consumer law and shareholder disputes. By DiTommaso Lubin Austermuehle.

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 10

    Congress Rejects Ban on Arbitration Agreement

    Congress Rejects Ban on Arbitration Agreement
    An arbitration clause is a section of a contract that states that any legal dispute between the parties will be settle via arbitration, rather than the courts. Although arbitration was initially set up for disputes between businesses,…
  • Dec 9

    Uber Faces Potential Sanctions For Allegedly Withholding Evidence in Waymo Trade Secret Theft Trial

    Uber Faces Potential Sanctions For Allegedly Withholding Evidence in Waymo Trade Secret Theft Trial
    None of that is actually illegal. Most companies have departments that specialize in spying on their competitors and trying to get hold of trade secrets. Using a messaging service that encrypts and/or deletes information is also legal, and…
  • Dec 8

    The Legal Repercussions of the #MeToo in the Workplace Environment

    The Legal Repercussions of the #MeToo in the Workplace Environment
    It also need be noted that trial courts were unable to exclude from trial in California so-called "me too" evidence of sexual harassment of other employees. The key issue at trial was whether evidence of harassment to other employees could be…
Rank this Week: 573

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

Covers China law, business and economics. By Stan Abrams.

http://www.chinahearsay.com/
  • Jan 13

    China to allow online sales of prescription drugs…

    China to allow online sales of prescription drugs…
    China to allow online sales of prescription drugs | Fox News fxn.ws/1xkkv7z — I really hope oversight is done correctly © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Jan 13

    China’s Anticorruption Campaign Drives Out M.B.A….

    China’s Anticorruption Campaign Drives Out M.B.A….
    China’s Anticorruption Campaign Drives Out M.B.A. Students – WSJ on.wsj.com/1IGDS0Z – hmm, that never occurred to me © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Jan 13

    +1 RT @SirSteven: sit back a moment and imagine ho…

    +1 RT @SirSteven: sit back a moment and imagine ho…
    +1 RT @SirSteven: sit back a moment and imagine how much better the world so far this year would be without religion. © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
Rank this Week: 575

Cal Biz Lit

Cal Biz Lit

Covers California litigation issues, including product liability, busines litigation, Proposition 65, Unfair Competition Law, and employment litigation. By Bruce Nye.

http://www.calbizlit.com/cal_biz_lit/
  • Oct 12

    A REVIEW OF 2016 PROPOSITION 65 SETTLEMENTS

    A REVIEW OF 2016 PROPOSITION 65 SETTLEMENTS
    For the past nine years, CalBizLit.com has tracked the Proposition 65 settlements posted on the Attorney General’s web site to determine, and publicize, the high, low and average settlement amounts paid to private party enforcers, their…
  • May 24

    Emotional Intelligence and Why It’s Important In Mediation

    Emotional Intelligence and Why It’s Important In Mediation
    The other day, CBL ran across an interesting mediation article in International Comparative Jurisprudence by Edward J. Kelly of the University of Tennessee and Natalija Kaminiskiené of Lithuania’s Mykolis Romeric University. The…
  • May 17

    PROPOSITION 65 SIXTY DAY NOTICES ARE SKYROCKETING – AND WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE WHY!

    PROPOSITION 65 SIXTY DAY NOTICES ARE SKYROCKETING – AND WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE WHY!
    It’s been more than a year since CBL did an analysis of the frequency various chemicals were the subjects of Proposition 65 Sixty Day Notices / Notices of Violation. As most readers will know, before private party enforcer can bring...
Rank this Week: 581

Michigan Collection Law Blog

Michigan Collection Law Blog

Covers collection agencies, collection law firms, and debt collection. By Nitzkin & Associates.

http://michigancollectionlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 587

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

Covers current antitrust news and regulatory developments. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 598