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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/
  • Apr 24

    CFP: AALS BA Section

    CFP: AALS BA Section
    Contractual Governance: the Role of Private Ordering at the 2019 AALS Annual Meeting The AALS Section on Business Associations is...
  • Apr 16

    Lynn Stout

    Lynn Stout
    Shocked and terribly sad to learn that Lynn Stout has died. Stephen Bainbridge shares emails from the UCLA and Cornell...
  • Apr 3

    CFP: Corporate & Securities Litigation Workshop

    CFP: Corporate & Securities Litigation Workshop
    Corporate & Securities Litigation Workshop: Call for Papers The University of Richmond School of Law, in conjunction with Boston University...
Rank this Week: 15

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 17

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: 46

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 64

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: 81

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/
  • May 26

    The difficulty with gauging materiality, part infinity

    The difficulty with gauging materiality, part infinity
    Risk factor disclosures are required under SEC rules, and encouraged under the PSLRA (which insulates from private liability forward-looking statements that are “accompanied by meaningful cautionary statements identifying important factors…
  • May 25

    From Russia With ...

    From Russia With ...
    Hello from Russia, a country I swore a few years ago I would not visit for pleasure because of its human rights violations. Not only did I visit St. Petersburg, Russia on a cruise stop, but I bought FIFA World...
  • May 24

    Can We Play Moneyball with Lawyers?

    Can We Play Moneyball with Lawyers?
    Although lawyers (and other professionals) are not baseball players, some clients may benefit by looking at outcome statistics when making decisions about who to hire for a particular job. Still, it's tough to figure out the right statistics…
Rank this Week: 88

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • May 26

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for May 26, 2018

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for May 26, 2018
    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.…
  • May 25

    News Headlines for May 25, 2018

    News Headlines for May 25, 2018
    Necco Candy Company Bought for $18 Million at Auction | Time ,Samsonite Plunges After Short Seller Questions Luggage Maker’s Accounting – WSJ ,Bitcoin Price Manipulation Probe Launched By Justice Department – Bloomberg ,The…
  • May 25

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for May 25, 2018

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for May 25, 2018
    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.…
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 J. Hassen.

https://www.classactiondefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 95

The UCL Practitioner

The UCL Practitioner

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

http://www.uclpractitioner.com/
Rank this Week: 98

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: 99

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
  • May 26

    Advance Notice Bylaw Deadlines: A Warning Shot

    Advance Notice Bylaw Deadlines: A Warning Shot
    We recently noted a Washington state case that upheld the validity of advance notice bylaws as “common” and supported a company’s close review of a stockholder’s director nominations for compliance with bylaw…
  • May 26

    An Introduction to Smart Contracts and Their Potential and Inherent Limitation

    An Introduction to Smart Contracts and Their Potential and Inherent Limitation
    “Smart contracts” are a critical component of many platforms and applications being built using blockchain or distributed ledger technology. Below, we outline the background and functions of smart contracts, discuss whether they…
  • May 25

    Expanding the On-Ramp: Recommendations to Help More Companies Go and Stay Public

    Expanding the On-Ramp: Recommendations to Help More Companies Go and Stay Public
    In April, eight organizations—the American Securities Association, Biotechnology Innovation Organization, Equity Dealers of America, Nasdaq, National Venture Capital Association, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association,…
Rank this Week: 100

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/
  • Apr 23

    Call for Papers: Contractual Governance

    Call for Papers: Contractual Governance
    From our friends at the AALS Section on Business Associations: Call for Papers for Section on Business Association Program on Contractual Governance: the Role of Private Ordering at the 2019 AALS Annual Meeting The AALS Section on Business…
  • Apr 2

    Corporate & Securities Litigation Workshop - Call for Paper

    Corporate & Securities Litigation Workshop - Call for Paper
    From our friends at the Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation: The University of Richmond School of Law, in conjunction with Boston University School of Law, University of Illinois College of Law, and UCLA School of Law, invites…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 107

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…
  • 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 ……
Rank this Week: 112

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/
  • May 25

    Contracts under the GDPR

    Contracts under the GDPR
    As you probably know from all the privacy policy updates cluttering your inbox, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now effective and businesses must comply or face heavy penalties. One of the requirements is that in order…
  • May 25

    Trump Seeks to Alter Post Office Contracts with Amazon

    Trump Seeks to Alter Post Office Contracts with Amazon
    As widely reported in, for example, the Washington Post, whose owner founded Amazon, President Trump has pushed Postmaster General Megan Brennan to double the rate that the post office charges Amazon.com and some, but not all, similar online…
  • May 24

    In which we are cited as evidence in a case

    In which we are cited as evidence in a case
    The life of a blogger can sometimes feel like toiling sometimes in relative obscurity. And then there's the moment when you get cited as evidence in a case! A recent decision out of the District of Columbia in Mawakana v....
Rank this Week: 126

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: 128

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/
  • May 24

    Bratislava, Slovakia

    Bratislava, Slovakia
    The D&O Diary’s Eastern European sojourn continued earlier this week with a very brief stop in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, which is about a two-hour train ride from Budapest. With a population of only about 450,000,…
  • May 22

    Guest Post: Cybersecurity and D&O Liability: Emerging Concerns under Indian Law

    Guest Post: Cybersecurity and D&O Liability: Emerging Concerns under Indian Law
    One of the most closely watched issues in the world of D&O is the extent to which cybersecurity-related issues will lead to liability for corporate directors and officers. In the following guest post, Tarun Krishnakumar, a New Delhi…
  • May 21

    Budapest on the Danube

    Budapest on the Danube
    The D&O Diary is on assignment in Eastern Europe this week, with multiple destinations on the itinerary, starting with a weekend stop in Hungary’s capital city of Budapest. With a city population of 1.7 million and an urban…
Rank this Week: 137

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/
  • May 20

    Chancery Denies TRO: Prevents Minority from Limiting Rights of Controlling Redstone Family

    Chancery Denies TRO: Prevents Minority from Limiting Rights of Controlling Redstone Family
    In a high-profile expedited control contest covered on the front page of The Wall Street Journal and most of the major media outlets covering business, law or Hollywood, the Court of Chancery denied the request for a TRO by a minority…
  • May 14

    ABA Issues Opinion on Judicial Use of Internet for Factual Research

    ABA Issues Opinion on Judicial Use of Internet for Factual Research
    The American Bar Association recently issued an opinion regarding the limitations on the use by judges of the internet for factual research regarding a pending matter, on their own and without input from the parties in a pending…
  • May 6

    Missed Notice Deadline Bars Contract Claim for Escrow Fund

    Missed Notice Deadline Bars Contract Claim for Escrow Fund
    A recent decision of the Delaware Court of Chancery provides a cautionary tale for corporate and commercial litigation practitioners about the importance of complying with contractual notice deadlines. In PR Acquisitions, LLC v. Midland…
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: 177

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: 179

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/
  • May 14

    Hands Off the Wheel: An Analysis of Ethical and Legal Issues Facing Autonomous Automobile

    Hands Off the Wheel: An Analysis of Ethical and Legal Issues Facing Autonomous Automobile
    Source: www.thenextweb.com By George Cortina Download full note here. The days of having our hands on the wheel while cruising along a highway will soon be over. The advent of autonomous and semi-autonomous automobiles presents many new…
  • May 14

    Legislating Low-Wage Non-Competes: Reconciling Policy Interests with Common Law

    Legislating Low-Wage Non-Competes: Reconciling Policy Interests with Common Law
    Source: www.businesslawutah.com By Derek Franklin Download full note here. In August 2016, the Illinois General Assembly enacted the Illinois Freedom to Work Act, which prohibits non-compete agreements with private sector employees…
  • May 14

    To Infinity & Beyond: Legal Implications for Space Tourism

    To Infinity & Beyond: Legal Implications for Space Tourism
    Source: www.nytimes.com By Colin Mummery Download full note here. The drastic rise of numerous space tourism companies suggests that the prospects of viable and even cost-conscious space tourism may be in reach. This entirely new…
Rank this Week: 203

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
  • Apr 10

    David Bowman, "Alternative Reference Rates: SOFR, LIBOR, and Issues for Transitions"

    David Bowman, "Alternative Reference Rates: SOFR, LIBOR, and Issues for Transitions"
    The choice of new benchmark interest rate should be of special importance to practitioners as well as academics that study law and economics. As new alternative rates are being considered in the United States, this half day conference,…
  • Mar 28

    John G. Malcolm, "Current Topics in Criminal Justice Reform"

    John G. Malcolm, "Current Topics in Criminal Justice Reform"
    With commentary by Professor Jonathan Masur John G. Malcolm oversees The Heritage Foundation’s work to increase understanding of the Constitution and the rule of law as director of the think tank’s Edwin Meese III Center for…
  • Feb 27

    Mary Anne Case, "Cultivating an Incest Taboo in the Workplace"

    Mary Anne Case, "Cultivating an Incest Taboo in the Workplace"
    The idea that workplaces could benefit from an incest taboo is not one of Chicago’s best, but one of Margaret Mead’s. Professor Mary Anne Case has been promoting it and explaining its relevance to Title VII enforcement long before…
Rank this Week: 205

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/
  • May 10

    Historical abuses of incorporation and solicitation regulation

    Historical abuses of incorporation and solicitation regulation
    Continuing the prior post about Congressional warfare against a gay rights organization, today I highlight some of the other examples in which governments in the United States have abused laws providing for incorporation of nonprofits or…
  • May 10

    New Slate Series on the Largest Nonprofit

    New Slate Series on the Largest Nonprofit
    Slate has started a new series -- Slate 90 -- that "examines the multibillion-dollar nonprofit sector" by scrutinizing the behavior of the largest nonprofits. As the introductory article explains: The Slate 90 represents the top 10…
  • May 9

    Nonprofit Law Flashback: US House Votes to Outlaw Gay Rights Organization

    Nonprofit Law Flashback: US House Votes to Outlaw Gay Rights Organization
    Yesterday I wrote about the discretion New Zealand gives to administrators to assess the benefit of policy views, and I mentioned that this is not usually the approach we follow in the United States. But this has not always been...
Rank this Week: 208

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/
  • May 14

    Responsibilities of a Court Appointed Guardian in Jacksonville, FL

    Responsibilities of a Court Appointed Guardian in Jacksonville, FL
    If you are a Court Appointed Guardian in  you may be concerned about the Responsibilities of a Court Appointed Guardian in Jacksonville, Fl. It is  important to understand the rights as well as the responsibilities when acting as a…
  • Feb 9

    Florida Elective Share Statute Change

    Florida Elective Share Statute Change
    The Florida Elective Share statutes has made it almost impossible to disinherit a spouse from your estate outside of a premarital, prenuptial, or post-nuptial agreement. In 1999, the Florida Legislature enacted what we now call the Florida…
  • Jan 3

    Tortious interference of a testamentary expectancy

    Tortious interference of a testamentary expectancy
    Tortious interference of a testamentary expectancy is a “tort” or a wrongful act that causes economic harm to another person, and allows for compensatory and punitive damages. The plaintiff must prove the following elements…
Rank this Week: 214

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • May 24

    Study: Law Firm Partners are Coasting to Retirement

    Study: Law Firm Partners are Coasting to Retirement
    Law firm partners are coasting to retirement and underperforming according to a recent study. While there are many benefits of being an in-house lawyer, coasting to retirement and not performing do not typically make the...
  • May 23

    When You Are Told You Are Too Old

    When You Are Told You Are Too Old
    It’s clear to many senior lawyers looking for a new job that their age may be getting in the way. Without coming out and saying it directly, interviewers often “telegraph” that they believe you are...
  • May 22

    Law Firms Dislike Muscular Outside Counsel Guideline

    Law Firms Dislike Muscular Outside Counsel Guideline
    Law departments are flexing their muscles in outside counsel guidelines, and many law firms and their consultants don’t like it one bit. Is this a sign of the times in a hyper-competitive legal market or...
Rank this Week: 219

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • May 25

    An Anti-ESG Campaign Begin

    An Anti-ESG Campaign Begin
    Here’s something that I blogged yesterday on our “Proxy Season Blog”: The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and other conservative-leaning organizations have launched a new campaign, the “Main Street…
  • May 24

    Annual Meetings: Ban the Press?

    Annual Meetings: Ban the Press?
    Some companies decide to ban reporters from their annual meetings. The risk in doing this is that it backfires and draws even more negative publicity. Here’s one example of negative press due to a ban – and this MarketWatch…
  • May 23

    “Dual Class” Companies: CII Supports 7-Year Sunsetting

    “Dual Class” Companies: CII Supports 7-Year Sunsetting
    Recently, CII responded to MSCI’s proposal to weight companies in its indexes based on whether they have unequal voting structures – i.e. “dual class” companies. Since CII wants alignment between economic & voting…
Rank this Week: 276

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

https://indiacorplaw.in/
  • May 24

    Testing the Validity of a Type of Shareholders’ Agreements in India

    Testing the Validity of a Type of Shareholders’ Agreements in India
    [Priya Garg is a 4th year student at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS)]  In the Indian context, shareholders’ agreements (SHAs) have been widely categorized into two types – one, that…
  • May 22

    Jaypee Infratech Case: Discerning the Reach of Avoidance Proceeding

    Jaypee Infratech Case: Discerning the Reach of Avoidance Proceeding
    [Sikha Bansal is a Senior Associate at Vinod Kothari & Company, and can be reached at sikha@vinodkothari.com or resolution@vinodkothari.com] In IDBI Limited v. Jaypee Infratech Limited (order dated May 16, 2018), the National…
  • May 21

    Investment by FPIs in Securitised Debt Instrument

    Investment by FPIs in Securitised Debt Instrument
    [Anita Baid is a Senior Manager at Vinod Kothari Consultants P. Ltd] Investments by foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) in unlisted debentures and securitised debt instruments (SDIs) issued by Indian companies was allowed pursuant to a…
Rank this Week: 281

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: 294

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 29

    The Form 8-Ks That The SEC May Have Overlooked

    The Form 8-Ks That The SEC May Have Overlooked
    As reported by Cydney Posner, Broc Romanek and undoubtedly many others, Corporation Finance staff issued a new Compliance and Disclosure Interpretation addressing whether a re-measurement of a deferred tax asset to incorporate the…
  • Dec 28

    Does Choice Of Law Include The Parol Evidence Rule?

    Does Choice Of Law Include The Parol Evidence Rule?
    On the antepenultimate day before Christmas, the California Court of Appeal issued an opinion that should be of interest and concern to lawyers documenting merger and acquisition agreements.  Kanno v. Marwit Capital, No. G052348, 2017…
  • Dec 22

    Nevada Supreme Court Won’t Allow Advisory Mandamus Escape Hatch

    Nevada Supreme Court Won’t Allow Advisory Mandamus Escape Hatch
    In Archon v. Eight Jud. Dist. Ct., 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 101 (2017), the Nevada Supreme Court provides a concise explanation of the uses of mandamus and administrative mandamus as escape hatches from the final judgment rule.  The…
Rank this Week: 349

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • May 25

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for May 25

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for May 25
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. Does Profanity at Work Create a Hostile Work Environment? (Maybe.) by Daniel Schwartz in the Connecticut Employment Law Blog The court’s decision…
  • May 23

    2018 State of Compliance (According to PwC)

    2018 State of Compliance (According to PwC)
    PwC released the results of its latest State of Compliance survey. In this seventh iteration, PwC polled 825 risk and compliance executives worldwide about their organizations’ compliance polices and procedures, training,…
  • May 21

    Form ADV and Form PF

    Form ADV and Form PF
    With the statutory changes from Dodd-Frank, the Securities and Exchange Commission started gathering basic information about private fund managers and their funds on Form ADV. The SEC increased that information flow by requiring Form PF.…
Rank this Week: 395

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: 415

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/
Rank this Week: 424

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/
Rank this Week: 452

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
  • Jan 26

    Branding Your Marijuana Busine

    Branding Your Marijuana Busine
    One of the predominant ways businesses protect their brands is through Federal trademark registration at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In order to federally register a trademark, the trademark must be used in…
  • Jan 8

    Perspective from a Pernod Lawyer

    Perspective from a Pernod Lawyer
    There is lots of focus on what the craft people are up to, and certainly there is much movement in that regard. But here we turn back to the big companies, and how they see things. Artisan Spirit magazine recently published my email interview…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 456

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • May 16

    CFTC No Action from Including International Swaps for Global Development

    CFTC No Action from Including International Swaps for Global Development
    CFTC No Action from Including International Swaps for Global Development May 16, 2018 CFTC Reduces Marketplace Barriers for Global Development Initiatives Washington, DC — The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s…
  • May 9

    NFA Sends U.S Treasury OFAC Virtual Currency Compliance Notice to Member

    NFA Sends U.S Treasury OFAC Virtual Currency Compliance Notice to Member
    Last week the NFA sent a notice regarding the Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) as it applies to Virtual Currency such as Bitcoin. The NFA urges its Futures Commission Merchants (FCM) and Introducing Brokers…
  • May 3

    April CFTC Enforcement Actions: Commodities Fraud, Retail Forex, and Binary Option

    April CFTC Enforcement Actions: Commodities Fraud, Retail Forex, and Binary Option
    April saw the most enforcement actions by the CFTC for the year 2018. Some of these were the typical commodity pool schemes, precious metals schemes, spoofing, and fraud in Retail Forex; yet other enforcement actions involved new technologies…
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/
  • May 21

    NC Business Court Rejects The Idea Of A "Settlement Privilege"

    NC Business Court Rejects The Idea Of A "Settlement Privilege"
    Statements made in the course of settlement negotiations are inadmissible at trial, per Rule 408 of the NC Rules of Evidence.  But does that dead end to admissibility protect against the production of such items during discovery? No,…
  • May 1

    Another NC Business Court Appeal Bites The Dust

    Another NC Business Court Appeal Bites The Dust
    I guess that every North Carolina lawyer doesn't know that since October 2014, appeals of final decisions by the NC Business Court go directly to the NC Supreme Court instead of to the NC Court of Appeals. You didn't know that?  Well you…
  • Apr 9

    NC Business Court On Shareholder Inspection Right

    NC Business Court On Shareholder Inspection Right
    It's been a while since the Business Court devoted a full opinion to a shareholder's rights to inspect corporate records.  But last week, Judge Bledsoe filled that gap with his Order and Final Judgment in Sharman v. Fortran Corp., 2018…
Rank this Week: 481

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
  • May 16

    Jon Gworek Moderating ABA Panel on Fiduciary Duties & the Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing in LLC’

    Jon Gworek Moderating ABA Panel on Fiduciary Duties & the Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing in LLC’
    Corporate partner Jon Gworek will moderate the ABA Business Law Section’s webinar Fiduciary Duties and the Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing in LLC’s on Friday, May 18 at 12pm. The webinar will feature panelists Brad Davey…
  • May 9

    The First Step in Developing a GDPR Compliance Strategy: Assess Your EU Personal Data Flow

    The First Step in Developing a GDPR Compliance Strategy: Assess Your EU Personal Data Flow
    With the new European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance deadline fast-approaching on May 25, 2018, privacy and data security attorney Faith Kasparian is helping you take the first step in developing a GDPR compliance…
  • May 8

    Event Recap: Corporate Venture Capital

    Event Recap: Corporate Venture Capital
    By: John Hession Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) in the technology sector has experienced some seismic shifts in perspective over the last decade. This perspective was offered by panelists Frank Andrasco, Director at next47, Adam Jackson,…
Rank this Week: 492

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: 536

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/
  • May 24

    Bank M&A: Happy Days are Here Again?

    Bank M&A: Happy Days are Here Again?
    Earlier this week, Congress passed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, which is intended to reduce the regulatory burdens imposed on financial institutions under Dodd-Frank.  President Trump is…
  • May 23

    CalSTRS Discovers What “Private” Equity Mean

    CalSTRS Discovers What “Private” Equity Mean
    This “Pensions & Investments” article says that CalSTRS can’t find any private equity funds that will take its money. This excerpt says the problem is California’s transparency legislation: New transparency…
  • May 22

    DGCL Amendments Would Eliminate Appraisal in 2-Step Stock Deal

    DGCL Amendments Would Eliminate Appraisal in 2-Step Stock Deal
    This Shearman & Sterling memo notes that the proposed 2018 DGCL amendments would eliminate appraisal rights for 2-step stock-for-stock deals structured in conformity with Section 251(h).  This excerpt…
Rank this Week: 544

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: 568

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/
  • May 25

    Tick Tock, The Clock Lawsuit — Chicago Civil Rights Lawyer

    Tick Tock, The Clock Lawsuit — Chicago Civil Rights Lawyer
    This case also stands out at a time where guns are being touted as a preferable option for teachers, rather than disarming students.  Schools are being challenged by safety and individuals and what needs to be placed first.  What…
  • May 20

    Tweeted Photograph Can Still Lead to Copyright Infringement Action — Chicago Copyright Lawyer

    Tweeted Photograph Can Still Lead to Copyright Infringement Action — Chicago Copyright Lawyer
    Few federal courts have confronted the issue. In Perfect 10, Inc. v. Amazon.com, Inc. (508 F.3d 1146), a 2007 case involving Google image searches, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals adopted the “server test,” which holds that…
  • May 18

    Orion Whistle Blower Lawsuit — Chicago Qui Tam Lawyer

    Orion Whistle Blower Lawsuit — Chicago Qui Tam Lawyer
    The district court dismissed or rejected all the claims, including the two federal claims which Neal appealed to the Seventh Circuit. To succeed on a Sarbanes‐Oxley claim, a plaintiff must prove he engaged in protected whistleblowing…
Rank this Week: 570

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/
Rank this Week: 578

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: 586

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

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

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    California Sues Sutter Health Alleging Anti-Competitive Practice

    California Sues Sutter Health Alleging Anti-Competitive Practice
    California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a civil antitrust lawsuit in San Francisco County Superior Court on March 29, 2018 (the “Complaint”), alleging that Sutter Health (“Sutter”), one of Northern…
  • Mar 5

    Senior Executive Type B Amnesty Redux — A Rare Correction From DOJ (Or Not?)

    Senior Executive Type B Amnesty Redux — A Rare Correction From DOJ (Or Not?)
    Last year, as noted in this blog, the Antitrust Division issued one of its fairly rare but critically important “Frequently Asked Questions” publications concerning its Amnesty Program. In January 2017, DOJ said explicitly that…
  • Jan 31

    HSR and Antitrust Considerations for Private Equity Firms in M&A Transaction

    HSR and Antitrust Considerations for Private Equity Firms in M&A Transaction
    An increasing number of M&A transactions each year involve private equity firms. Like any other transaction, the parties in private equity deals must be cognizant of the filing requirements under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust…
Rank this Week: 596