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Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • Aug 22

    News Headlines for Aug 22, 2017

    News Headlines for Aug 22, 2017
  • Aug 22

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Aug 22, 2017

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Aug 22, 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.…
  • Aug 21

    News Headlines for Aug 21, 2017

    News Headlines for Aug 21, 2017
    Foot Locker Dives as Investors Brace for ‘Several Years of Pain’ ,Alevo battery company in Concord filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
Rank this Week: 3

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 15

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Aug 21

    Will public sector union agency fees survive Gorsuch?

    Will public sector union agency fees survive Gorsuch?
    The Economist reports: The dispute revisits a question the Supreme Court answered 40 years ago in Abood v City of Detroit Board of Education: whether public-sector unions may charge a fee to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Aug 21

    Hal S. Scott makes the case for allowing mandatory arbitration of securities claim

    Hal S. Scott makes the case for allowing mandatory arbitration of securities claim
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  • Aug 21

    How dangerous is passive investing

    How dangerous is passive investing
    Many things that are useful to individuals prove harmful when viewed from a society-wide perspective. Are passively managed indexed mutual funds one? A friend of the blog sent along a link to this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 18

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: 41

New Jersey Business Dissolution…

New Jersey Business Dissolution Journal

Covers business disputes and dissolutions, shareholder rights, and conflicts of interest. By The McDaniel Law Firm, P.C.

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

    Supreme Court Will Decide LLC Expulsion Dispute

    Supreme Court Will Decide LLC Expulsion Dispute
    The New Jersey Supreme Court will consider the standards for expulsion of a member from a limitedliability company.  The Court granted certification   in  IE Test, LLC v. Carroll, Docket NO. A-6159-12T4 (N.J. Super. App.…
  • Nov 5

    Supreme Court Will Decide LLC Expulsion Dispute

    Supreme Court Will Decide LLC Expulsion Dispute
    The New Jersey Supreme Court will consider the standards for expulsion of a member from a limitedliability company.  The Court granted certification   in  IE Test, LLC v. Carroll, Docket NO. A-6159-12T4 (N.J. Super. App.…
  • Sep 30

    Majority Rule in Closely Held Business May Create Fiduciary Dutie

    Majority Rule in Closely Held Business May Create Fiduciary Dutie
    The three majority members of a five-member limited liability company decide that they want to take a major action, such as selling the assets of the business or buying another business. They present the decision to the minority and proceed…
Rank this Week: 46

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
  • Aug 22

    2017 Securities and M&A Litigation Mid-Year Review

    2017 Securities and M&A Litigation Mid-Year Review
    As we previewed in our 2016 Year in Review, several significant developments in the federal securities laws occurred during the first half of 2017. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Securities Act’s repose period is not subject to…
  • Aug 22

    Governance through Shame and Aspiration: Index Creation and Corporate Behavior in Japan

    Governance through Shame and Aspiration: Index Creation and Corporate Behavior in Japan
    There is growing interest in using stock indexes to shape corporate behavior and the standards of corporate governance. Over the past weeks, two of the largest index providers—S&P Dow Jones and FTSE Russell—announced their…
  • Aug 22

    Delaware Court of Chancery Extends Business Judgment Protection to Control Shareholders Selling to a Third Party

    Delaware Court of Chancery Extends Business Judgment Protection to Control Shareholders Selling to a Third Party
    In 2014, the Delaware Supreme Court ruled that a control stockholder buying out the public minority interest could achieve the safe haven of business judgment review, provided that the controller structured the transaction to provide certain…
Rank this Week: 53

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/
Rank this Week: 134

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    Tag-along state UDAP claim leads to $18.5 million fee shift against unsuccessful plaintiff

    Tag-along state UDAP claim leads to $18.5 million fee shift against unsuccessful plaintiff
    Procaps S.A. v. Patheon Inc., No. 12-24356-CIV, 2017 WL 3536917 (S.D. Fla. Aug. 17, 2017)This case stands as a stark reminder that adding a state-law deceptive trade practices claim to a federal claim can have serious consequences—the…
  • Aug 21

    Bad dilution claims are so common that they aren't "exceptional" for fee-shifting, court rule

    Bad dilution claims are so common that they aren't "exceptional" for fee-shifting, court rule
    Parks, LLC v. Tyson Foods, Inc., 2017 WL 3534993, No. 15-cv-00946 (E.D. Pa. Aug. 17, 2017)Tyson sought attorneys’ fees in this Lanham Act case after its summary judgment victory was affirmed by the Third Circuit. The court found that…
  • Aug 21

    reading list: Willis on remedies for consumer fraud

    reading list: Willis on remedies for consumer fraud
    Lauren E. Willis, Performance-Based Remedies: Ordering Firms to Eradicate Their Own Fraud, 80 Law and Contemporary Problems 7-41 (2017)AbstractIn resolving cases of unfair, abusive, and deceptive acts and practices, consumer protection…
Rank this Week: 159

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/
  • Aug 21

    Supreme Court Closes Venue Bridge for Patent Troll

    Supreme Court Closes Venue Bridge for Patent Troll
    Last term, the United States Supreme Court drastically limited the field of locations where patent infringement suits can be filed. In TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, No. 16-341 (May 22, 2017), the Court held that the law…
  • Aug 4

    When is Speaking to the Media About a Pending Lawsuit ‘Frivolous Conduct’ Under Ohio Law?

    When is Speaking to the Media About a Pending Lawsuit ‘Frivolous Conduct’ Under Ohio Law?
    In an emotionally charged case involving child sexual abuse allegations and claims of wrongful termination, emerged an unlikely decision with the potential to curtail lawyers’ First Amendment rights in Ohio. The Cleveland-based trial…
  • Aug 4

    Faruki’s Erin Rhinehart Named to National “Under 40 Hot List”

    Faruki’s Erin Rhinehart Named to National “Under 40 Hot List”
    Erin Rhinehart, Partner at Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart & Dusing PLL, adds another impressive award to her collection of accolades. Benchmark Litigation’s “Under 40 Hot List” honors the achievements of the nation’s…
Rank this Week: 57

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

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

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Aug 18

    How Far Does a Non-Solicitation Agreement Reach? What about Yours?

    How Far Does a Non-Solicitation Agreement Reach? What about Yours?
    A robust network can help to open the door to new professional opportunities. Increasingly, professional networks are being created and maintained in a virtual environment. While it is becoming more common for colleagues and former co-workers…
  • Aug 10

    We are Always Looking for One or Two More Good Clients . . . Even When Business is Great

    We are Always Looking for One or Two More Good Clients . . . Even When Business is Great
    One of the questions people ask me frequently is about whether we are accepting new clients. While the short answer is “Yes”, here is some additional information which many people find interesting . . .
  • Aug 4

    EEOC Sues Big 5 For Racial Discrimination and Retaliation

    EEOC Sues Big 5 For Racial Discrimination and Retaliation
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced a lawsuit against Big 5, which is one of the largest sports retailers in the U.S. A black employee named Robert Sanders is suing his employer over ongoing racial harassment.…
Rank this Week: 76

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

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

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

    Faculty Position - Richmond

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

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

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

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation
    Fifth Annual Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation: Call for Papers UCLA School of Law, in conjunction with the University of Richmond School of Law, Boston University School of Law, and University of Illinois College of Law,…
Rank this Week: 80

Business and Corporate Disputes

Business and Corporate Disputes

Features litigation information and insight for business owners, corporate management, directors, officers, members, managers, and shareholders. By Matt McKinney.

http://corporatedispute.com
  • Aug 18

    Shareholder Oppression and “Mistreatment” in Iowa Corporations – The Reasonable (And Variable) Expectations Test

    Shareholder Oppression and “Mistreatment” in Iowa Corporations – The Reasonable (And Variable) Expectations Test
    Are the actions that constitute shareholder oppression (i.e. mistreatment) the same across all Iowa businesses? Put differently, are shareholders in ABC, Corp. entitled to the same rights and “reasonable expectations” of…
  • Jul 28

    Open Records Requests – Fees & Policie

    Open Records Requests – Fees & Policie
    Utilizing Iowa’s Open Records laws is often one avenue businesses, news media, and individuals use to obtain information.  On July 19, 2017, the Iowa Court of Appeals reiterated that Iowa law permits public entities to recover…
  • Jul 20

    The 2017 Legislative Session, By the Number

    The 2017 Legislative Session, By the Number
    The 2017 session of the 87th General Assembly convened on January 9, 2017 and adjourned Sine Die, 104 days later, on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 7:14 a.m.  During this 104 day period, 1653 bills were introduced, of which 174 ……
Rank this Week: 181

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/
  • Aug 8

    Schneider Electric Buildings Critical Systems v. Western Surety (Ct. of Appeals)

    Schneider Electric Buildings Critical Systems v. Western Surety (Ct. of Appeals)
    Filed: July 28, 2017Opinion by: Judge AdkinsHolding:A surety company that guarantees performance of a construction subcontract with a performance bond is not bound by the subcontract’s mandatory arbitration clause when the…
  • Aug 1

    Hanover Investments, Inc. v. Volkman (Ct. of Appeals)

    Hanover Investments, Inc. v. Volkman (Ct. of Appeals)
    Filed: July 31, 2017Opinion: Judge McDonaldHolding: A declaratory judgment action should be stayed or dismissed while a separate action is pending in another state that involves the same parties and that raises essentially the same…
  • Jul 31

    Curtis Cox v. SNAP, Inc. (4th Circuit)

    Curtis Cox v. SNAP, Inc. (4th Circuit)
    Filed: June 13, 2017Opinion by: Diana Gribbon Motz, Circuit Judge Holding:            When reviewing a contract providing for a non-qualified stock option to purchase shares of common stock, Defendant…
Rank this Week: 111

New York Commercial and…

New York Commercial and Construction Lawyer Blog

Covers business and insurance law. By Rich, Intelisano & Katz, LLP.

http://www.newyorkcommercialconstructionlawyer.com/
  • Jul 24

    Willful Exaggeration Standard Remains High

    Willful Exaggeration Standard Remains High
    For those in the construction industry, mechanics’ liens are sure to be a familiar occurrence. And, for those who have ever had a project of theirs liened, they will be aware of the tenacity of these legal devices. Mechanics’…
  • Apr 26

    Recovery Pitfalls In Home Improvement Dispute

    Recovery Pitfalls In Home Improvement Dispute
    General Business Law § 771 provides a host of requirements for home improvement contracts, chief among them being that such contracts must be in writing and signed by all parties. Additionally, the contract must contain the name,…
  • Apr 17

    Ability To Maintain Lien Foreclosure Claim As An Unauthorized Foreign Corporation

    Ability To Maintain Lien Foreclosure Claim As An Unauthorized Foreign Corporation
    Section 1312(a) of the Business Corporation Law, New York’s “door closing” statute, precludes foreign corporations doing business in the state without authority from maintaining an action in the state.  The purpose of…
Rank this Week: 125

Northern California Bankruptcy…

Northern California Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

Covers bankruptcy, business and real state law. By Binder & Malter, LLP.

http://www.northerncaliforniabankruptcyattorneysblog.com/
  • Oct 28

    Bankruptcy, Divorce and Marital Settlement Agreements (Mejia v. Reed)

    Bankruptcy, Divorce and Marital Settlement Agreements (Mejia v. Reed)
    In Mejia v. Reed, 31 Cal. 4th 657 (2003), the California Supreme Court held that: 1) transfers of real property under a Marital Settlement Agreement ("MSA") may be fraudulent transfers under the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act ("UFTA"); 2)…
  • Oct 28

    Bankruptcy, Divorce and Marital Settlement Agreements (Mejia v. Reed)

    Bankruptcy, Divorce and Marital Settlement Agreements (Mejia v. Reed)
    In Mejia v. Reed, 31 Cal. 4th 657 (2003), the California Supreme Court held that: 1) transfers of real property under a Marital Settlement Agreement (“MSA”) may be fraudulent transfers under the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act…
  • Oct 28

    Bankruptcy, Divorce and Marital Settlement Agreements (Mejia v. Reed)

    Bankruptcy, Divorce and Marital Settlement Agreements (Mejia v. Reed)
    In Mejia v. Reed, 31 Cal. 4th 657 (2003), the California Supreme Court held that: 1) transfers of real property under a Marital Settlement Agreement (“MSA”) may be fraudulent transfers under the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act…
Rank this Week: 56

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Aug 22

    CCO Sanctioned for Incorrect Form ADV Filing

    CCO Sanctioned for Incorrect Form ADV Filing
    According to the Securities and Exchange Commission, David I. Osunkwo failed as a CCO for incorrectly stating the amount of AUM and the number of clients for two affiliated investment advisers. Mr. Osunkwo relied on estimates provided to him…
  • Aug 21

    Eclipse Watching

    Eclipse Watching
    In case you unaware, the sun is being blotting out by the moon across all of the United States today. I happen to have traveled to my in-laws who live right in the path of totality. I think this astronomical phenomenon is far more interesting…
  • Aug 18

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for August 18

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for August 18
    Sorry for the lack of posts this week. I was attending and speaking at the Boston Investment Adviser Compliance Symposium. I needed to earn some continuing education credits for the my IACCP designation. While I was sitting it conferences,…
Rank this Week: 4242

Classified: The Class Action Blog

Classified: The Class Action Blog

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

http://classifiedclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 1352

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Aug 22

    How Litigators Can Land Transactional In-House Counsel Job

    How Litigators Can Land Transactional In-House Counsel Job
    Landing transactional in-house counsel jobs can prove difficult for litigators, but don’t lose hope as The Lawyer Whisperer gives some guidance on how litigators can maximize their chances: “It isn’t easy for a pure…
  • Aug 21

    Cost Savings Through Legal Procurement

    Cost Savings Through Legal Procurement
    As rates for law firms continue their inexorable rise, a legal procurement function may assist a company in achieving savings in its legal spend: “For many years, GCs and in-house attorneys resisted the influence of... The post Cost…
  • Aug 17

    Questions Recruiters Ask That Are None Of Their Busine

    Questions Recruiters Ask That Are None Of Their Busine
    Recruiters are often a valuable tool in a legal job search – but are all questions recruiters ask fair game? “For decades recruiters have been trained to ask job candidates “What are you earning now?”... The post…
Rank this Week: 682

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/
  • Aug 22

    Reminder: No Ostensible Subcontractor Protests At GAO

    Reminder: No Ostensible Subcontractor Protests At GAO
    The GAO lacks jurisdiction to consider a challenge to a contract awardee’s size status, including questions of whether the awardee is affiliated with its subcontractor under the ostensible subcontractor rule. In a recent bid protest…
  • Aug 18

    Agency Insists On Subcontract With OEM; GAO Agree

    Agency Insists On Subcontract With OEM; GAO Agree
    Subcontracting is a way of life for many federal government contractors; however, the identification and selection of such subcontractors is usually left up to the reasonable discretion of the prime contractor. So what happens when a…
  • Aug 18

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: August 14-18, 2017

    SmallGovCon Week In Review: August 14-18, 2017
    With what is being deemed “The Great American Eclipse” ready to hit the skies on Monday, there is a lot of excitement in the air here in Lawrence. We are just off the path of totality and are expecting 99.3% coverage. My…
Rank this Week: 3129

Beer Law Blog

Beer Law Blog

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

http://beerlawcenter.com/craft-beer-blog/
  • Aug 22

    Happy Hour: Myth or Reality?

    Happy Hour: Myth or Reality?
    This week’s blog post might be a real downer to some of you who look forward to happy hour. *North Carolina does NOT allow happy hour for alcohol. Eating establishments can offer happy hour for food only. See ABC Rule 2S.0232 (b). The…
  • Aug 14

    How to Advertise Correctly: Q & A

    How to Advertise Correctly: Q & A
    Breweries want to advertise their products and their beer. There is a correct way to advertise products and a-not-so-legal way to promote your business and beer. Check out the FAQs surrounding advertising. A PDF was created by the NC ABC. Can…
  • Aug 11

    How to market and advertise the CORRECT way

    How to market and advertise the CORRECT way
    Information for this blog post can be found here. Be smart about how you advertise and market your beer. Common sense is important here. Always portray drinking beer in a responsible way. Beer advertising and marketing materials should NOT:…
Rank this Week: 2424

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Aug 22

    Failure to Define “Fee” in a Contract Results in a $5.5M Award Against Yahoo!

    Failure to Define “Fee” in a Contract Results in a $5.5M Award Against Yahoo!
    When contractual language is not clear, a lot of times, the court will look at the intent of the parties in entering into the contract and analyze the entire contract to make sure that its interpretation of the disputed clause does not…
  • Aug 18

    Can You Fire an Employee for Participating in Racist Behavior or Speech Off-the-Clock?

    Can You Fire an Employee for Participating in Racist Behavior or Speech Off-the-Clock?
    While employees have the right to express their opinions under the First Amendment, their employers have the right to fire them for expressing such opinions. In other words, the freedom of speech, when it comes to employment matters, is a…
  • Aug 16

    When Stopping Competition with A Temporary Injunction, It Pays To Be Precise

    When Stopping Competition with A Temporary Injunction, It Pays To Be Precise
    A lot of times a company rushes to court asking the judge to stop a former employee or his new employer from using the company's confidential information or soliciting its customers based on the agreements that the former employee had signed…
Rank this Week: 2025

In the Weeds

In the Weeds

Covers cannabis law and businesses. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://cannabislaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 22

    Fox Rothschild’s Cannabis Law Practice Featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

    Fox Rothschild’s Cannabis Law Practice Featured in Philadelphia Inquirer
    Today, the Philadelphia Inquirer published an excellent piece about local law firms that have embraced the legal cannabis industry, despite some of the risks and uncertainty inherent in the business for both lawyers and entrepreneurs. The…
  • Aug 8

    Update on Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Practitioner Registry

    Update on Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Practitioner Registry
    A few weeks ago, I blogged about the establishment of the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program’s Practitioner Registry. As I noted there, having doctors registered and approved to certify patients as medical marijuana cardholders…
  • Aug 2

    Senator Cory Booker Introduces The Marijuana Justice Act of 2017

    Senator Cory Booker Introduces The Marijuana Justice Act of 2017
    Yesterday, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced the Marijuana Justice Act of 2017.  The bill, which Senator Booker first announced on Twitter and then described more fully on Facebook Live, aims to end the federal prohibition on…
Rank this Week: 1663

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: 1132

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

Covers corporate and securities law. By Broc Romanek.

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog/
  • Aug 22

    Whistleblowers: “I’m From the Gov’t & I’m Here to Blow the Whistle”

    Whistleblowers: “I’m From the Gov’t & I’m Here to Blow the Whistle”
    There have been a number of seven-figure awards under the SEC’s whistleblower program, so a recent $2.5 million award wouldn’t merit much attention – that is, if the recipient wasn’t an employee of a…
  • Aug 21

    Draft IPO Filings: Corp Fin Updates Processing Guidance

    Draft IPO Filings: Corp Fin Updates Processing Guidance
    Last week, Corp Fin issued updated guidance on processing procedures for draft registration statements.  The new guidance clarifies how the IPO offering date will be determined & the ability of companies with registration…
  • Aug 18

    “Token Sales” & ICOs: Food for Thought

    “Token Sales” & ICOs: Food for Thought
    In response to my recent blog about “initial coin offerings” (also known as “token sales”), Margaret Rosenfeld of Smith Anderson sent me this interesting note: 1. It’s Real – The crypto-economy is a reality…
Rank this Week: 503

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/
  • Aug 22

    Delaware: MFW Cleanses Controller Conflict in 3rd Party Sale

    Delaware: MFW Cleanses Controller Conflict in 3rd Party Sale
    In its 2014 MFW decision, the Delaware Supreme Court set a path to business judgment rule review for controller squeeze-outs.  Last week, Vice Chancellor Slights’ decision in In re Martha…
  • Aug 21

    Due Diligence: M&A Cybersecurity & Privacy Roundtable

    Due Diligence: M&A Cybersecurity & Privacy Roundtable
    Privacy and cybersecurity issues are looming ever larger in M&A transactions. Buyers need to assess these risks carefully during due diligence because they can be significant and materially affect a buyer’s valuation of a…
  • Aug 18

    Cross-Border: Market Conditions for US & UK Deal

    Cross-Border: Market Conditions for US & UK Deal
    The level of deal flow between the US & the UK makes it the world’s largest bilateral deal corridor – and this Deloitte study on US-UK cross-border M&A activity during the first half of 2017 provides a…
Rank this Week: 495

Florida Business Litigation Blog

Florida Business Litigation Blog

Covers topics specifically concerning business litigation, procedural components of civil litigation, case law updates and legal issue analysis. By Jimerson & Cobb, P.A.

http://www.jimersoncobb.com/blog/category/florida-business-litigation/
Rank this Week: 1416

Florida Business Litigation Blog

Florida Business Litigation Blog

Covers business litigation, procedural components of civil litigation, case law updates and legal issue analysis. By Jimerson & Cobb.

http://www.jimersoncobb.com/blog/category/florida-business-litigation/
Rank this Week: 1374

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/
  • Aug 22

    Can Shareholders Sue CEOs For Corporate Social Activism?

    Can Shareholders Sue CEOs For Corporate Social Activism?
    In an August 17, 2017 opinion piece published in The Wall Street Journal, Jon L. Pritchett and Ed Tiryakian had the following message for shareholders: Our message to small shareholders of companies like Starbucks, Merck and Target:…
  • Aug 16

    A Subsidiary Post

    A Subsidiary Post
    Not too long ago, I wrote about the Securities and Exchange Commission’s confusing classification of subsidiaries.  See The Case Of The Wholly Owned, But Not Totally Held, Subsidiary That May Or May Not Be 100% Owned.…
  • Aug 16

    Under The Public Records Act, A Losing Party May Be The Prevailing Party

    Under The Public Records Act, A Losing Party May Be The Prevailing Party
    When the California legislature enacted the Public Records Act,  it declared “access to information concerning the conduct of the people’s business is a fundamental and necessary right of every person in this state”.…
Rank this Week: 4470

Reinsurance Focus

Reinsurance Focus

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

http://reinsurancefocus.com/
Rank this Week: 1730

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/
  • Aug 21

    Where Were You For Eclipse Day 2017?

    Where Were You For Eclipse Day 2017?
    So, it happened. A total eclipse of the sun. (And how many of you are still singing one of these songs in honor of the occasion?) Where were you? What did you see and do? My best Android phone photo...
  • Aug 20

    ICYMI: #corpgov Weekend Roundup (August 20, 2017)

    ICYMI: #corpgov Weekend Roundup (August 20, 2017)
    "Changes in the Choice-of-Law Rules for Intermediated Securities: The Hague Securities Convention Is..Live" https://t.co/i3I0UU96pC #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) August 18, 2017 Worker Adjustment and Retraining…
  • Aug 19

    Donald Trump: Making Old Corporate Social Responsibility Arguments New Again

    Donald Trump: Making Old Corporate Social Responsibility Arguments New Again
    I did a Lexis search, and found zero citations to Dodge v. Ford in the New York Times (though it appears there was at least one online reference in 2015), and only three in the Wall Street Journal – two...
Rank this Week: 2043

New York Business Litigation…

New York Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, foreclosures, and business law. By The Silber Law Firm LLC.

http://www.thesilberlawfirm.com/
  • Aug 21

    Modified Brokerage Agreement Enforced as Settlement Agreement

    Modified Brokerage Agreement Enforced as Settlement Agreement
    In an interesting recent case, the First Department affirmed the viability of a broker’s claim for a commission despite the fact that there were questions as to the broker’s actual role in procuring a buyer. After Waterbridge…
  • Aug 14

    Failure to Review Insurance Policy Does Not Bar Insured’s Potential Recovery

    Failure to Review Insurance Policy Does Not Bar Insured’s Potential Recovery
    Plaintiffs own a number of commercial properties in Brooklyn. In connection with that ownership, plaintiffs retained defendant broker to arrange for insurance coverage for the buildings. At the time of issuance, in 2002, the policies did not…
  • Aug 3

    Minimum Requirements to Maintain Information as a Trade Secret

    Minimum Requirements to Maintain Information as a Trade Secret
    While some businesses believe that all of their business information can be deemed a “trade secret,” the Second Department recently reaffirmed that not to be the case. In an action by a lighting company seeking to prevent an…
Rank this Week: 2558

Austin Business Lawyer

Austin Business Lawyer

Commentary and information regarding the laws and regulations applicable to individuals, corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies (LLCs). By Gary L. Britt.

http://www.austinbusinesslawyer.info
  • Aug 21

    Need To Amend Your Personal Tax Return? File Form 1040X

    Need To Amend Your Personal Tax Return? File Form 1040X
    File an amended tax return to correct information that changes tax calculations.  This includes making changes to filing status and dependents, or correcting income credits or deductions. Don’t file an amended return to fix…
  • Aug 11

    IRS Tax Tips For Starting A New Busine

    IRS Tax Tips For Starting A New Busine
     If summer plans include starting a business, be sure to visit our detailed information page for entity selection, formation, and startup considerations. New business owners may also find the following five IRS tax tips…
  • Jul 24

    IRS Income Tax Tips: Making The Most Out Of Miscellaneous Deduction

    IRS Income Tax Tips: Making The Most Out Of Miscellaneous Deduction
    Miscellaneous deductions are tax breaks that generally don’t fit into a particular tax category.  They can help reduce taxable income and the amount of taxes owed.  For example, some employees can deduct certain work…
Rank this Week: 2328

The Federal Government Contracts &…

The Federal Government Contracts & Procurement Blog

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://governmentcontracts.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 21

    Update: Fox Speaks on the SBA’s All Small Mentor-Protégé Program (8/24)

    Update: Fox Speaks on the SBA’s All Small Mentor-Protégé Program (8/24)
    A short reminder to join me on Thursday, August 24, 2017 for lunch (11:30 am to 1:30 pm) and learn about the Small Business Administration’s All Small Mentor Protégé Program. The event is sponsored by Design-Build…
  • Jul 31

    House Bill Seeks LPTA Reform; Focus on Best Value Procurement

    House Bill Seeks LPTA Reform; Focus on Best Value Procurement
    For government contractors frustrated by Federal agencies’ use of Lowest-Price Technically-Acceptable solicitations on complex services contracts – help may be on the way. As I’ve discussed before, LPTA procurements can have…
  • Jul 31

    Government Contracting 101: GAO Requests for Reconsideration

    Government Contracting 101: GAO Requests for Reconsideration
    Government contractors usually find themselves appearing before the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on a bid protest for one of two reasons:  (1) you believe that the government erroneously did not award a contract to your…
Rank this Week: 1671

Kentucky Law Blog

Kentucky Law Blog

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

http://www.gatlinvoelker.com/blog/
  • Aug 21

    Understanding burden of proof

    Understanding burden of proof
    Those who have been charged with crimes in Fort Mitchell could be in for a harrowing experience if and when their cases go to trial. Their fears may be founded in the presumption that if one is arrested and charged...
  • Aug 19

    What can be done to improve eyewitness identification?

    What can be done to improve eyewitness identification?
    Eyewitness have long been relied upon to identify perpetrators. However, they have also been under scrutiny for being unreliable. In Kentucky, you may find yourself accused of a crime simply because someone else said they saw you do it. If...
  • Aug 17

    Can polygraph test results be used in your favor?

    Can polygraph test results be used in your favor?
    Most readers would agree that family life, in general, can get very messy at times. In fact, the face of family life in America has vastly changed through recent decades. It's no longer a given that households contain married mothers...
Rank this Week: 1707

Federal Securities Law Blog

Federal Securities Law Blog

FedSecLaw.com is devoted to highlighting current issues in securities laws, discussing the ramifications of those issues for today’s businesses, and providing bottom-line takeaways for busy owners, managers, and executives. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.fedseclaw.com/
  • Aug 21

    The impact of efforts clauses in transactional document

    The impact of efforts clauses in transactional document
    Most transactional documents include effort clauses as covenants to require a party to perform a certain act or acts to achieve a stated goal. These terms generally include the following: Best efforts Reasonable efforts Commercially…
  • Aug 8

    Retaining key employees in an acquisition

    Retaining key employees in an acquisition
    Imagine identifying an acquisition target that looks great on paper: strong earnings, efficient operations and good workplace environment. But after acquiring the target, a key employee leaves, taking with him or her key customers and…
  • Aug 4

    Learning from Yahoo!’s missteps: Meeting SEC disclosure obligations after a cyber-attack

    Learning from Yahoo!’s missteps: Meeting SEC disclosure obligations after a cyber-attack
    In July 2016, Verizon announced it would buy Yahoo! for an unprecedented $4.83 billion. Several months later, Yahoo! disclosed two massive data breaches that affected 1.5 billion people, threatening to scuttle the agreement. Although Verizon…
Rank this Week: 916

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Filing a Florida Civil Lawsuit

    Filing a Florida Civil Lawsuit
    When you contact a Florida civil litigation attorney for a Federal or Florida civil lawsuit, it is important to gather all of the information you have regarding the matter first. This information should include any and all contracts, emails,…
  • Aug 19

    Ensuring Your Business is in Compliance

    Ensuring Your Business is in Compliance
    Regulations & Registrations A statute is generally a law created through legislation. A regulation is a law created by an administrative agency through the process of interpreting provisions of legislation. An agency enforces a regulation…
  • Aug 17

    Trademarks vs. Service Mark

    Trademarks vs. Service Mark
    A Florida or Federal trademark is a word, phrase, symbol or design, or a combination thereof, that identifies and distinguishes the goods of one manufacturer or seller from the goods manufactured or sold by others, and indicates the source of…
Rank this Week: 4468

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
  • Aug 21

    Objecting to an Ambiguous or Unintelligible Question

    Objecting to an Ambiguous or Unintelligible Question
    When examining a witness, counsel should ask questions that are intelligently phrased, concise, and clear in meaning. No one should have to guess at what the question means. If opposing counsel asks a question that can’t be understood…
  • Aug 18

    Can a Drunk Person Enter Into a Contract?

    Can a Drunk Person Enter Into a Contract?
    People who are intoxicated often make bad decisions, including signing contracts they may regret when the hangover kicks in. Can they simply claim intoxication and get out of the deal? The short answer: maybe. One of the four essential…
  • Aug 16

    6 Ways to Streamline Evidence

    6 Ways to Streamline Evidence
    Juries usually base their verdicts on a small number of crucial points. But lawyers tend to offer as much evidence as possible, believing this will make their case more convincing or fearing they’ll leave something out. Finding the fine…
Rank this Week: 1958

Privacy Compliance & Data Security

Privacy Compliance & Data Security

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

https://dataprivacy.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1680

Cuba Law Blog

Cuba Law Blog

Covers business law, government law, and immigration law. By Brian Silber, Esq.

http://www.attorneycuba.com/
  • Aug 21

    Cuba Cruise News – What’s Going on and Why You Should Go

    Cuba Cruise News – What’s Going on and Why You Should Go
    Good news for Cuba-bound cruisers – your options for a Cuban cruise vacation are increasing by the day. As demand for cruises to the Caribbean’s largest island increases, more and more companies are adding tours of Cuba to their…
  • Aug 18

    Maduro visits Cuba

    Maduro visits Cuba
    In a surprise visit to Cuba, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro paid homage to the late Fidel Castro just after the 91st anniversary of his birth on August 13, 1926. Maduro met with Cuban President Raul Castro for a visit to the cemetery in…
  • Aug 16

    Private Enterprise in Cuba – Two Stories and Why They Matter

    Private Enterprise in Cuba – Two Stories and Why They Matter
    Professionals in Cuba are in limbo – the Castro government is still deciding how much to loosen its firm grip on private enterprise. The private sector has seen tremendous growth over the past decade, with private employment rising…
Rank this Week: 1609

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Aug 21

    Costco Charged $19.4M for Unauthorized Use of TIFFANY Trademark

    Costco Charged $19.4M for Unauthorized Use of TIFFANY Trademark
    A federal court in New York recently ruled that Costco Wholesale Corp. (“Costco”) owes Tiffany & Co. approximately $19.4 million dollars for selling diamond rings falsely advertised as “Tiffany” rings.
  • Aug 18

    Co-Executors’ Choice of Appraiser Upheld

    Co-Executors’ Choice of Appraiser Upheld
    In Heisinger v. Cleary, 150 A.3d 1136 (2016), the Supreme Court of Connecticut upheld the Co-Executors’ engagement of Management Professional Planning, Inc. ("MPI") to appraise the decedent’s stock in a closely held business.
  • Aug 14

    Beneficiary's Trust Interest Properly Taken for Beneficiary's Debts Under Modified Trust

    Beneficiary's Trust Interest Properly Taken for Beneficiary's Debts Under Modified Trust
    In the Matter of Frei Irrevocable Trust dated October 29, 1996, 390 P.3d 646, is a 2017 decision by the Supreme Court of Nevada holding that a beneficiary’s interest in a trust is subject to the claims of his creditors, notwithstanding…
Rank this Week: 2415

On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog

On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog

Covers the history of both international and domestic wine laws and developing legal issues in the wine industry. By Lindsey A. Zahn.

http://www.winelawonreserve.com
  • Aug 21

    USPTO Finds a Likelihood of Confusion for HOODWINKED for Beer and HOODWINKED for Wine

    USPTO Finds a Likelihood of Confusion for HOODWINKED for Beer and HOODWINKED for Wine
    Fetzer Vineyards (“Applicant”) recently sought registration in standard character mark for HOODWINKED on the Principal Register for wine in International Class 33. In re Fetzer Vineyards, Serial No. 86789970 (June 22, 2017)…
  • Aug 21

    New York Farm Distilleries Now Allowed to Serve Wine, Beer, and Cider for On-Premise Consumption

    New York Farm Distilleries Now Allowed to Serve Wine, Beer, and Cider for On-Premise Consumption
    On July 25, 2017, Governor Cuomo signed legislation to allow New York farm distilleries to sell wine, beer, and cider labelled as “New York State” for on-premises consumption. See Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Allow…
  • Jul 11

    Cider Chat and Cider Law

    Cider Chat and Cider Law
    I was recently interviewed in a podcast by Ria Windcaller of Cider Chat. We had a one-hour discussion on cider law, obtaining permits with TTB, labeling, advertising, social media, and various other topics that impact the cider community. It…
Rank this Week: 2452

New York Business Divorce

New York Business Divorce

Covers dissolution and other disputes among New York corporations, LLCs and partnerships. By Peter A. Mahler.

http://www.nybusinessdivorce.com/
  • Aug 21

    Does Your LLC Agreement Have a Purposeless Purpose Clause?

    Does Your LLC Agreement Have a Purposeless Purpose Clause?
    Did the Appellate Division, Second Department, throw us a curve ball in its decision last week in Mace v. Tunick, reinstating an LLC dissolution complaint based on its finding that the operating agreement's purpose clause, authorizing the LLC…
  • Aug 14

    And the Award For Most Oppressive Conduct By a Majority Shareholder Goes to . . .

    And the Award For Most Oppressive Conduct By a Majority Shareholder Goes to . . .
    Minority shareholder oppression on steroids is one way to describe what happened in Matter of Twin Bay Village, Inc., in which an upstate appellate panel recently affirmed an order dissolving the corporation and setting aside a stock issuance…
  • Aug 7

    Navigating Rocky Shoals and Safe Harbors When Board Members Fix Their Own Compensation

    Navigating Rocky Shoals and Safe Harbors When Board Members Fix Their Own Compensation
    This week's New York Business Divorce features a recent decision in which the court addressed novel issues -- and found guidance in Delaware case law -- in a shareholder derivative action challenging compensation packages given to…
Rank this Week: 1200

The Contingency

The Contingency

The Contingency offers insights on sharing the risks and rewards of high-stakes business disputes. By Barry Barnett.

http://www.thecontingency.com
  • Aug 20

    Uber Detours Price-Fixing Case

    Uber Detours Price-Fixing Case
    Because arbitration If you’ve ever felt that Uber costs more than it should, you can forget about fixing that in court. Under a new ruling by the Second Circuit, no matter how good your claim and regardless of how much money it…
  • Jul 23

    Dieselgate — Antitrust Edition

    Dieselgate — Antitrust Edition
    You will recall that two years ago Volkswagen got in $14.7 billion worth of class action trouble for rigging software in its diesel cars to fake compliance with U.S. emission standards. The We now learn that Volkswagen didn’t act alone.…
  • Jul 9

    Who Belongs in a Class?

    Who Belongs in a Class?
    The question of who belongs in a class action deserves a lot of think about it time. A good class definition could save class plaintiffs lots of trouble in winning certification of the class — a do-or-die event in the life of the class…
Rank this Week: 1411

The D & O Diary

The D & O Diary

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

http://www.dandodiary.com/
  • Aug 20

    When IPO Companies Stumble Out of the Block

    When IPO Companies Stumble Out of the Block
    Most informed observers know that IPO companies are more susceptible to securities class action litigation than are more seasoned companies. IPO companies usually have short operating histories and so their post-offering performance can be…
  • Aug 16

    Ninth Circuit’s Standing Ruling in Remanded Spokeo Case Could Boost Plaintiff

    Ninth Circuit’s Standing Ruling in Remanded Spokeo Case Could Boost Plaintiff
    As courts have wrestled with standing issues in a variety of kinds of cases, the central question has been whether or not under the standard the U.S. Supreme Court enunciated in the Spokeo case the plaintiff alleged an injury that is…
  • Aug 15

    Shareholders File Climate Change Disclosure Lawsuit in Australian Court

    Shareholders File Climate Change Disclosure Lawsuit in Australian Court
    In the wake of President Donald Trump’s June 1, 2017 announcement that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, one of the things I predicted was that the administration’s action likely would trigger a host…
Rank this Week: 742

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/
  • Aug 20

    What is Offer and Acceptance? Chicago Business Dispute Trial Attorney

    What is Offer and Acceptance? Chicago Business Dispute Trial Attorney
    Super Lawyers named Illinois commercial law trial attorneys Peter Lubin and Vincent DiTommaso Super Lawyers and Illinois business dispute attorneys Patrick Austermuehle and Andrew Murphy Rising Stars in the Categories of Class Action,…
  • Aug 19

    When is Silence Acceptance of an Offer to Enter into a Contract

    When is Silence Acceptance of an Offer to Enter into a Contract
    Super Lawyers named Illinois commercial law trial attorneys Peter Lubin and Vincent DiTommaso Super Lawyers and Illinois business dispute attorneys Patrick Austermuehle and Andrew Murphy Rising Stars in the Categories of Class Action,…
  • Aug 17

    Idea Theft Case Allowed Proceed

    Idea Theft Case Allowed Proceed
    The Ninth Circuit cited California Supreme Court doctrine in noting that because a claim is “triggered” by a protected speech activity—in this case the production and release of the film—does not mean that it arises…
Rank this Week: 850