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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: 16

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: 28

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 13

    Reexamining Staggered Boards and Shareholder Value

    Reexamining Staggered Boards and Shareholder Value
    The Journal of Financial Economics has recently published our article, Reexamining Staggered Boards and Shareholder Value, which seeks to contribute to understanding how staggered boards affect shareholder value. In an article published in…
  • Dec 13

    SEC Appoints New Chairman and Board Members to PCAOB

    SEC Appoints New Chairman and Board Members to PCAOB
    The Securities and Exchange Commission [December 12, 2017] announced the appointment of William D. Duhnke III as Chairman and J. Robert Brown, Kathleen M. Hamm, James G. Kaiser, and Duane M. DesParte as Board members of the Public Company…
  • Dec 13

    Statement on Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offering

    Statement on Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offering
    The world’s social media platforms and financial markets are abuzz about cryptocurrencies and “initial coin offerings” (ICOs). There are tales of fortunes made and dreamed to be made. We are hearing the familiar refrain,…
Rank this Week: 40

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: 50

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: 47

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: 63

Knudsen Law Firm Blog

Knudsen Law Firm Blog

Covers legal issues in Nebraska.

http://www.knudsenlaw.com/our-blog/
  • Nov 26

    Bankruptcy Rule Changes:

    Bankruptcy Rule Changes:
    Bankruptcy Rule Changes: Secured Creditors Must File Claims New Deadline for Filing Proofs of Claim in Bankruptcy Cases By Trev E. Peterson Congress requires that I disclose that our firm is a “debt relief agency” under the…
  • Nov 9

    Unauthorized Practice of Law – LLC claim assigned to member dismissed

    Unauthorized Practice of Law – LLC claim assigned to member dismissed
    The Nebraska Supreme Court continued its precedent preventing non-attorneys from representing entities in Zapata v. McHugh, 296 Neb. 216, 898 N.W.2d 720 (2017). The case involved a suit brought by an individual as the assignee of a claim of…
  • Jun 29

    Shining a Light on Infection Prevention

    Shining a Light on Infection Prevention
    Manual cleaning and disinfection are critical steps to limiting the spread of pathogens in hospitals and other care facilities.  Due to human error, areas of the health care environment may be missed or insufficiently cleaned, exposing…
Rank this Week: 65

The Antitrust Hotch Potch

The Antitrust Hotch Potch

Offers critical comments on EC competition law and policy. By Professor Damien Geradin and Nicholas Petit.

http://professorgeradin.blogs.com/professor_geradins_weblog/
  • May 1

    CNN Interviews on the Google case

    CNN Interviews on the Google case
    I had my 10 minutes of fame a few days ago when I was interviewed twice on CNN: http://edition.cnn.com/videos/business/2015/04/15/wbt-intv-lake-geradin-google-eu-antitrust-charges.cnn…
  • Apr 7

    Loyalty Rebates after Intel: Time for the European Court of Justice to Overrule Hoffman-La Roche

    Loyalty Rebates after Intel: Time for the European Court of Justice to Overrule Hoffman-La Roche
    My recent paper on the controversial Intel judgment of the CJEU can be found here. Abstract: In June 2014, the GCEU confirmed the Decision of the European Commission that condemned Intel for breaching Article 102 TFEU by adopting exclusive…
  • Mar 26

    Commissioner Vestager proposing an e-commerce inquiry

    Commissioner Vestager proposing an e-commerce inquiry
    Competition: Commissioner Vestager announces proposal for e-commerce sector inquiry Brussels, 26 March 2015 The European Commissioner in charge of competition policy Margrethe Vestager announced today at a conference in Berlin a forthcoming…
Rank this Week: 90

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Dec 13

    Recapture Ratios in Merger Analysi

    Recapture Ratios in Merger Analysi
    Serge Moresi, Charles River Associates (CRA) and Hans Zenger, Charles River Associates (CRA) examine Recapture Ratios in Merger Analysis. ABSTRACT: Most quantitative tools for assessing potential competitive effects of mergers (e.g., upward…
  • Dec 13

    Hong Kong's Leniency Policy: A Critical Overview

    Hong Kong's Leniency Policy: A Critical Overview
    Sandra Marco Colino, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - Faculty of Law provides Hong Kong's Leniency Policy: A Critical Overview. ABSTRACT: Hong Kong is only just delving into the world of antitrust. The Hong Kong Competition…
  • Dec 13

    Independence in Competition Policy and Enforcement

    Independence in Competition Policy and Enforcement
    Antonio F. Bavasso, Jevons Institute discusses Independence in Competition Policy and Enforcement. ABSTRACT: Independence has been a mainstay of competition policy and enforcement in Europe and in many jurisdictions that have followed that…
Rank this Week: 264

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • Dec 13

    News Headlines for Dec 13, 2017

    News Headlines for Dec 13, 2017
    What a Sears lawsuit against a supplier means for retailers | Retail Dive ,Guitar Center downgraded | Retail Dive ,Inside Faraday Future’s financial house of cards – The Verge ,Teva’s Working With Evercore to Review Debt…
  • Dec 13

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Dec 13, 2017

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Dec 13, 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 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…
Rank this Week: 165

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

https://indiacorplaw.in/
  • Dec 13

    Majority Requirement for Creditors’ Approval of Resolution Plan

    Majority Requirement for Creditors’ Approval of Resolution Plan
    Background and Legal Question Nearly all of the posts on this Blog that deal with the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (the “Code”) begin with the quip that the Code is still undergoing a gestation period that has led to snags…
  • Dec 12

    Interpreting the Restriction on Layering of Subsidiarie

    Interpreting the Restriction on Layering of Subsidiarie
    [Mayank Labh is a 4th year student at NALSAR University of Law] The Ministry of Corporate Affairs recently notified the Companies (Restriction on Number of Layers) Rules, 2017 (the “Rules”) on 20 September 2017. Much has been…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 252

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: 114

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: 117

Fashion & Apparel Law Blog

Fashion & Apparel Law Blog

Covers legal issues facing the fashion, apparel and textile industry. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.fashionapparellawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 115

Vann & Sheridan Blog

Vann & Sheridan Blog

Focuses on construction and business law, commercial creditor's rights and estate planning.

http://vannattorneys.com/category/blog/
  • Dec 5

    Webinar: How to Prove Your Case When You Aren’t Being Paid

    Webinar: How to Prove Your Case When You Aren’t Being Paid
    Join us on Thursday, January 18, 2018 for a complimentary webinar discussing "How to Prove Your Case When You Aren't Being Paid".Read More The post Webinar: How to Prove Your Case When You Aren’t Being Paid appeared first on Vann…
  • Oct 10

    2017 Fourth Quarter Newsletter

    2017 Fourth Quarter Newsletter
    James Vann and Joe Davies discuss How to Handle Commitment Issues with Slow Paying Customers, Employee Monitoring: Combating Distractions and Containing Malice, Know What's In Your Lease: The Issue With Forms, and The Impact of Smart…
  • Sep 13

    Webinar: What Terms & Conditions Apply to my E-Commerce Contract?

    Webinar: What Terms & Conditions Apply to my E-Commerce Contract?
    Reserve your seat for our Terms & Conditions webinar on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. This fast paced webinar will review how terms and conditions could be construed with contracts entered into by e-mail, online purchases,…
Rank this Week: 273

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

Covers issues that concern business entities, taxation, and employment law. By Parsonage Vandenack Williams LLC.

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 29

    SSA Updates Social Security Taxable Wage Base for 2018

    SSA Updates Social Security Taxable Wage Base for 2018
    By Joshua A. Diveley In October, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced an adjustment to the Social Security taxable wage base to take effect in January based on an increase in average wages. Based on the wage data Social Security…
  • Nov 21

    Age Discrimination Complaints Must Be Specific

    Age Discrimination Complaints Must Be Specific
    Discrimination Protection: The Age Discrimination in Employment Act forbids age discrimination against employees who are age 40 or older. Discrimination based on age involves treatment by an employer when an employee is treated less favorably…
  • Nov 3

    Court Ruling Sheds Light on Estate’s Ability to Access Digital Information

    Court Ruling Sheds Light on Estate’s Ability to Access Digital Information
    By Monte Schatz The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts issued a ruling on October 16, 2017 that empowers administrators of estates to access digital content of deceased persons. Federal statutes 18 U.S.C. §§ 2701 through 2712…
Rank this Week: 272

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: 244

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: 248

La pub et le droit

La pub et le droit

Covers advertising law. By Natalie Gauthier.

http://publiciteetdroit.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 8

    La pub et le droit a 10 an

    La pub et le droit a 10 an
    La pub et le droit fêtera son 10eanniversaire le 1er août. Des centaines d'heures de recherches jurisprudentielles et législatives pour donner plus de 182 billets mensuels, vous donnant ainsi un rendez-vous le 1er jour du…
  • Jun 1

    La clause de non-concurrence et l'agence de placement

    La clause de non-concurrence et l'agence de placement
    Un rappel sur la portée de la clause de non-conurrence avec l’arrêt Soins santé Portneuf c. Savard, 2013 QCCQ 6961. Santé Portneuf est une agence de placement auprès des centres hospitaliers et…
  • May 1

    Les multinationales de tabac

    Les multinationales de tabac
    Une décision importante qui est pourtant passée inaperçu en juillet dernier, celle concernant le droit du gouvernement du Québec de poursuivre les multinationales de tabac dont le siège social est…
Rank this Week: 283

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: 246

Dr. Maximilian Koch's Blog

Dr. Maximilian Koch's Blog

Covers corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, takeovers as well as finance and capital markets law.

http://maxkoch.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 124

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: 140

ByteLawyer Briefings

ByteLawyer Briefings

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

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

    Odex fails action against PacNet for disclosure of identity of downloader

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

    How would the Singapore regulatory framework treat Eros LLC?

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

    State of Play Conference BEGINS

    State of Play Conference BEGINS
    Finally the long awaited conference has begun. Last night at the opening dinner for participants, meeting all the thought leaders, academics and businesses involved in the building and use of synthetic environments is exciting. There was a…
Rank this Week: 193

Maryland Business Law Developments

Maryland Business Law Developments

Tracks judicial developments in Maryland business law. By the Business Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association.

http://marylandbusinesslawdevelopments.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 13

    Farm Fresh Direct by a Cut Above, LLC v. Downey (Maryland U.S.D.C.)

    Farm Fresh Direct by a Cut Above, LLC v. Downey (Maryland U.S.D.C.)
    Farm Fresh Direct by a Cut Above, LLC v. Downey (Maryland U.S.D.C.)Filed: October 26, 2017Opinion by: Judge Ellen Lipton HollanderHolding: Under Maryland law, the liability protections afforded to limited liability company (“LLC”)…
  • Dec 12

    White Oak Power Constructors v. Alstom Power, Inc. (Maryland U.S.D.C.)

    White Oak Power Constructors v. Alstom Power, Inc. (Maryland U.S.D.C.)
    Filed: November 7, 2017Opinion by: Catherine C. Blake, United States District JudgeHolding: Tort claims based on conduct prior to the execution of a contract are not outside the scope of the agreed to forum selection clauses and that…
  • Dec 4

    Schuster v. SLM Corporation (U.S.D.C.)

    Schuster v. SLM Corporation (U.S.D.C.)
    Opinion by Judge Catherine C. BlakeFiled:  October 23, 2017Holding:  A company does not owe a duty to a non-customer, who it has no direct relationship with, absent special circumstances. Facts: Plaintiff brought suit against SLM…
Rank this Week: 4533

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Dec 13

    The destiny of telecom regulation is antitrust

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

    Abandon Title II, Return to Antitrust

    Abandon Title II, Return to Antitrust
    Just in time for tomorrow’s FCC vote on repeal of its order classifying Internet Service Providers as common carriers, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has published my op-ed entitled The FCC Should Abandon Title II and Return to Antitrust.…
  • Dec 12

    FCC-FTC Plans for Welfare-Enhancing Cooperation on Online Consumer Protection

    FCC-FTC Plans for Welfare-Enhancing Cooperation on Online Consumer Protection
    As the Federal Communications (FCC) prepares to revoke its economically harmful “net neutrality” order and replace it with a free market-oriented “Restoring Internet Freedom Order,” the FCC and the Federal Trade…
Rank this Week: 581

Small Government Contracts Blog

Small Government Contracts Blog

Offers legal news, notes and commentary of interest to small government contractors. By Steven Koprince.

http://smallgovcon.com/
  • Dec 13

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

    ASBCA Appeals: Contractors Prevailed In 57.6% of FY 2017 Decision
    Recently, there’s been a lot of discussion about the fact that the GAO bid protest “effectiveness rate” was a sky-high 47% in FY 2017. But, somewhat under the radar, contractors did even better at the Armed Services Board of…
  • Dec 13

    2018 NDAA: Unsuccessful GAO Protesters May be Liable for Government Cost

    2018 NDAA: Unsuccessful GAO Protesters May be Liable for Government Cost
    The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act put a new twist on potential costs a contractor may incur in filing a GAO bid protest. While many federal contractors are familiar with the costs arising from a GAO protest, including their…
  • Dec 11

    5 Things You Should Know: 8(a) Program Eligibility

    5 Things You Should Know: 8(a) Program Eligibility
    In a recent post, I discussed the basics about SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program. This follow-up posts discusses 8(a) eligibility requirements in greater detail. To qualify for the 8(a) Program, a firm must be a small business…
Rank this Week: 3027

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 13

    Fitness Club Employee Sued on Non-Compete Agreement

    Fitness Club Employee Sued on Non-Compete Agreement
    Non-compete agreements are designed to prevent employees from taking trade secrets and/or clients away from their former employer to a competitor just down the street. Most employment agreements have a geographical limit (hence the 10-mile…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3994

McNamee Lochner P.C. Firm News &…

McNamee Lochner P.C. Firm News & Events

Covers business law. By McNamee Lochner P.C.

http://www.mltw.com/news-events/
  • Dec 13

    Jeremy Speich Presents at Business & Tax CLE Program

    Jeremy Speich Presents at Business & Tax CLE Program
    Jeremy H. Speich was a speaker for the “Buying or Selling a Small Business” Continuing Legal Education program of the New York State Bar Association (http://www.nysba.org/SmallBusinessECM/). This CLE program was held on December…
  • Nov 22

    Welcome New Associate J. Rochelle Cavanagh

    Welcome New Associate J. Rochelle Cavanagh
    ALBANY, NY— McNamee Lochner P.C. is pleased to announce that J. Rochelle Cavanagh has joined the firm as an associate, working in the Firm’s Matrimonial and Family Law Department. Ms. Cavanagh is an experienced civil litigator who…
  • Nov 2

    McNamee Lochner P.C. Recognized in 2018 “Best Law Firms” Rankings by Best Lawyer

    McNamee Lochner P.C. Recognized in 2018 “Best Law Firms” Rankings by Best Lawyer
    Albany, NY – The 2018 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® ”Best Law Firms” named McNamee Lochner P.C a Tier 1 and 2 firm in eight different practice areas on the metropolitan level. “We are…
Rank this Week: 1352

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

http://www.ficlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 13

    Faruki+ Attorneys Recognized as 2018 Ohio Super Lawyer

    Faruki+ Attorneys Recognized as 2018 Ohio Super Lawyer
    The 2018 edition of Super Lawyers Magazine has recognized several Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart & Dusing PLL (Faruki+) attorneys for their noteworthy talents in law. Attorney’s Recognized: Partner Charlie Faruki is ranked number one…
  • Dec 12

    Faruki’s Zach Heck Discusses Potential Impact of Net Neutrality Repeal

    Faruki’s Zach Heck Discusses Potential Impact of Net Neutrality Repeal
    This Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on whether to repeal its 2015 net neutrality rules. The net neutrality rules require broadband providers to treat all internet traffic equally.  Recently, Faruki’s Zach…
  • Dec 8

    Post-Impression-ism: Avoiding the Patent Exhaustion Defense After Impression v. Lexmark

    Post-Impression-ism: Avoiding the Patent Exhaustion Defense After Impression v. Lexmark
    In a decision viewed as unfavorable to enforcement of patent rights, the Supreme Court in Impression Products v. Lexmark Int’l, 137 S. Ct. 1523 (2017), gave an expansive interpretation to the “patent exhaustion”…
Rank this Week: 3311

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

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

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Dec 13

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

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

    Myth #8- I only need a Will.

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

    How Can Associations Deal With Renters – Either Short Or Long Term?

    How Can Associations Deal With Renters – Either Short Or Long Term?
    I recently wrote about a trend in Pennsylvania case law that has permitted short-term vacation rentals, such as Airbnb, HomeAway, VRBO and others, in otherwise residential neighborhoods. In each of these cases, a homeowner rented out their…
Rank this Week: 4638

Global Trade & Sanctions Law

Global Trade & Sanctions Law

Covers business law. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.globaltradeandsanctionslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2202

Small Business Lawyer Blog

Small Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business transactions and international small business law. By Daniel H. Erskine.

http://smallbusinesslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 13

    Dealing With The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

    Dealing With The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
    The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) maintains a web guide to prepare for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect throughout the UK in 2018.  The guide provides links to relevant GDPR…
  • Aug 10

    Starting & Growing Business in New York State

    Starting & Growing Business in New York State
    The New York Empire State Development’s Small Business Division has put together a unified website collecting various New York State programs/services offered to New York small business to start-up or expand their small businesses. The…
  • Apr 21

    Technological Innovation Government Program

    Technological Innovation Government Program
    For small businesses looking to conduct research and development, while needing funds to realize their small business technology, check out The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The SBIR "is a highly competitive program that…
Rank this Week: 760

Seize Your Business

Seize Your Business

Interviews successful business owners to discuss strategies that can immediately be incorporated. By Kevin O'Flaherty and Jim Waszak.

https://www.oflaherty-law.com/seize-your-business
Rank this Week: 1629

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 423

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Analysis and Insight in Retail Law

https://www.huntonretailindustryblog.com/
  • Dec 13

    Rise of the Chatbot

    Rise of the Chatbot
    The retail industry has seen a rapid adoption of chat robots, or chatbots, by retailers looking to deploy new technologies to more effectively engage consumers and drive sales on their e-commerce platforms. So what exactly are chatbots and…
  • Dec 12

    What Companies Need to Know about a Pay Equity Analysi

    What Companies Need to Know about a Pay Equity Analysi
    Equal pay issues continue to be a focus for new state legislation and of the private plaintiff’s bar. Watch our five minute video on how employers can best position themselves to defend against claims of compensation discrimination.…
  • Dec 8

    Recall Roundup: November

    Recall Roundup: November
    This past month, several key recalls were made that affect the retail industry. Check back here each month for our Recall Roundup.… Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 1287

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Dec 13

    How Estate Planners Can Help Parents of Young Children

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

    Do You Need a Discovery Referee?

    Do You Need a Discovery Referee?
    5 Ways to Defeat Deposition AbuseIt’s not feasible to stop a deposition every time an attorney or witness becomes obstructive, run to court to have a judge or discovery commissioner resolve the issue, and then resume the…
  • Dec 8

    How to Prepare for a Hearing on Summary Judgment

    How to Prepare for a Hearing on Summary Judgment
    A hearing on a motion for summary judgment or summary adjudication presents opportunities you don’t want to miss. Here’s how to prepare for the hearing whether the tentative ruling is in your favor or not, and when there’s…
Rank this Week: 456

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Dec 13

    Compliance Lessons From Star Wars – Lie

    Compliance Lessons From Star Wars – Lie
    With the pending release of Episode VIII – The Last Jedi, I’m joining Tom Fox in tying compliance and the Star Wars franchise together in posts this week. I’ve always been trouble by the lie from Obi Wan…
  • 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),…
Rank this Week: 3699

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Dec 13

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

    Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) Statement by SEC Gets Nod from CFTC
    Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton released a public announcement regarding Initial Coin Offerings ( ICO ) which gave advise to investors looking into ICOs on Monday, December 11, 2017. CFTC’s own…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2656

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Dec 13

    DWI Charges | Traffic Cues for Probable Cause

    DWI Charges | Traffic Cues for Probable Cause
    DWI charges are not routine; many people are stopped by police during their daily commutes, and few of those stops result in DWI charges. Some of these stops result in simply a warning and others may result in some minor traffic violation…
  • Dec 7

    Arkansas Bankruptcy | Role of a Trustee

    Arkansas Bankruptcy | Role of a Trustee
    The role of a bankruptcy trustee depends on whether you are filing a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. What is a Chapter 7 Arkansas bankruptcy? Sometimes we don’t realize how much debt we have collected and don’t know…
  • Dec 7

    Arkansas Bankruptcy | Role of a Trustee

    Arkansas Bankruptcy | Role of a Trustee
    The role of a bankruptcy trustee depends on whether you are filing a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. What is a Chapter 7 Arkansas bankruptcy? Sometimes we don’t realize how much debt we have collected and don’t know…
Rank this Week: 1957

Great Lakes Customs Law Blog

Great Lakes Customs Law Blog

Covers the intersection of customs law and asset seizures, with a particular focus on reporting on news of U.S. Customs & Border Protection currency seizures from international travelers for failure to report, bulk cash smuggling, or structuring.

http://greatlakescustomslaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 13

    Houston CBP Seizes $100K Cash from Traveler

    Houston CBP Seizes $100K Cash from Traveler
    It’s been almost a year since CBP reported on Houston airport cash seizures (the last story is here), even though ... The post Houston CBP Seizes $100K Cash from Travelers appeared first on Great Lakes Customs Law.
  • Dec 8

    Baltimore CBP Seizes $16k in Unreported Cash

    Baltimore CBP Seizes $16k in Unreported Cash
    Back in October, I blogged about a cash seizure in Baltimore and said that the port of Baltimore doesn’t make ... The post Baltimore CBP Seizes $16k in Unreported Cash appeared first on Great Lakes Customs Law.
  • Dec 5

    Dulles CBP Seizes $40k Cash Unreported

    Dulles CBP Seizes $40k Cash Unreported
    Dulles continues to be the leading source for news-releases pertaining to cash seizures for more than $10,000 for failure to ... The post Dulles CBP Seizes $40k Cash Unreported appeared first on Great Lakes Customs Law.
Rank this Week: 1266

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Dec 13

    The PCAOB’s Brand New Slate

    The PCAOB’s Brand New Slate
    Yesterday, the SEC announced the appointment of Bill Duhnke as Chair and Jay Brown, Kathleen Hamm, Jim Kaiser and Duane DesParte as Board members of the PCAOB. This is the first time since the PCAOB was initially formed 15 years ago that an…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 573

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 13

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

    Transcript: “M&A Stories – Practical Guidance (Enjoyably Digested)”
    We have posted the transcript for our recent webcast: “M&A Stories: Practical Guidance (Enjoyably Digested).” Here are the 15 stories that were told during this program: 1. Dig Your Well Before You Are Thirsty 2. Diligence…
  • 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”…
Rank this Week: 577

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 13

    Cannabizfile Comes To California

    Cannabizfile Comes To California
    California Secretary of State Alex Padilla wants to help entrepreneurs in California by launching a new online business portal.  According to Secretary of State’s press release, the new portal, coined “Cannabizfile“,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2845

Reinsurance Focus

Reinsurance Focus

Covers new reinsurance-related and arbitration developments. By Carlton Fields.

http://reinsurancefocus.com/
Rank this Week: 1815

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: 3933