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Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

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

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 12

    Top Five Ongoing Challenges For Collective Bargaining and Organizing

    Top Five Ongoing Challenges For Collective Bargaining and Organizing
    By Steve Gutierrez Most expect that the White House and federal agencies will take a more business-friendly approach than in recent years. Employers hope that will mean they can now look forward to a potential rollback of regulations and…
  • Oct 5

    ADA Does Not Mandate Multi-month Leave of Absence As Accommodation, Says Seventh Circuit Court

    ADA Does Not Mandate Multi-month Leave of Absence As Accommodation, Says Seventh Circuit Court
    By Mark Wiletsky Rarely do we receive definitive guidance on reasonable accommodations. But the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals came very close to providing that when it recently ruled that a multi-month leave of absence is beyond the scope…
  • Sep 25

    Reminder: New I-9 Form Now Mandatory

    Reminder: New I-9 Form Now Mandatory
    By Roger Tsai Beginning September 18, 2017, U.S. employers are required to use the revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification form. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released the revised form on July 17, 2017 but…
Rank this Week: 2361

Austin TX Business Law Blog

Austin TX Business Law Blog

By Sanjeev Kumar.

https://thekumarlawfirm.com/lawyer/blog/Austin-TX-Business-Law-Blog.htm
  • Oct 12

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Buying a Franchise

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Buying a Franchise
    Should I buy a franchise business in Texas?When it comes to starting your own business, you have numerous options available to you.  Budding entrepreneurs may consider buying a franchise, rather than starting your own concept. …
  • Sep 26

    Texas Businesses Struggle to Rebuild After Hurricane Harvey

    Texas Businesses Struggle to Rebuild After Hurricane Harvey
    Is financial assistance available to help my business recover after a disaster?Hurricane Harvey struck the state of Texas on August 25, 2017.  This destructive storm brought over 40 inches of rain to areas in Texas, causing massive…
  • Sep 23

    Protecting Your Idea or Concept with a Patent

    Protecting Your Idea or Concept with a Patent
    What types of inventions can be patented?Many businesses rely on a unique process or concept to achieve success.  Without legal protection, your novel idea is at risk of being copied or stolen.  Thankfully, some small business…
Rank this Week: 1601

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/
  • Oct 12

    Litigation provisions v. arbitration provisions in business contract

    Litigation provisions v. arbitration provisions in business contract
    Arbitration is an increasingly popular method of resolving disputes but drafter of business contracts need to be aware that arbitration may not be suitable for every dispute. The question of whether or not to arbitrate often comes down to…
  • Oct 2

    Delaware limits appraisal rights, but at what cost?

    Delaware limits appraisal rights, but at what cost?
    Back in August 2016, Delaware amended Section 262 of the Delaware General Corporation Law to address the rise of the appraisal arbitrage strategy where certain sophisticated investors would find a target company that is involved in a merger…
  • Sep 7

    Rate increases for issuers registering securitie

    Rate increases for issuers registering securitie
    New rates will take effect at the beginning of the next fiscal year, Oct. 1, 2017, for public companies and other issuers to register their securities with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The SEC announced on Aug. 24, 2017,…
Rank this Week: 846

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/
  • Oct 12

    Ben Dusing Argues for Dismissal of Wire Fraud Charges Against Evans Landscaping

    Ben Dusing Argues for Dismissal of Wire Fraud Charges Against Evans Landscaping
    Asserting novel legal issues and government overreach, Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart & Dusing partner, Ben Dusing, argued for dismissal of fraud and other felony charges against Evans Landscaping and its owner and vice president of…
  • Oct 5

    Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC — Supreme Court to Soon Consider Corporate Liability under the Alien Tort Statute

    Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC — Supreme Court to Soon Consider Corporate Liability under the Alien Tort Statute
    The U.S. Supreme Court will soon be taking a second crack at determining whether corporations can be liable under the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”), 28 U.S.C. §1350.  The ATS, which is a unique statute passed by the very…
  • Sep 28

    Trademark Infringement: High Fashion v. Google

    Trademark Infringement: High Fashion v. Google
    Remember the pre-internet, pre-Google days of counterfeit products? When street vendors peddled Caca-Cola sunglasses (only one vowel away from the Real Thing!) and a Burberry purse with the plaid only slightly askew?  Gone are those days…
Rank this Week: 3544

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Analysis and Insight in Retail Law

https://www.huntonretailindustryblog.com/
  • Oct 12

    SEC Issues Guidance on CEO Pay Ratio Rule

    SEC Issues Guidance on CEO Pay Ratio Rule
    On September 21, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the staff of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance issued interpretive guidance to assist public companies with complying with the “pay ratio” rule…
  • Oct 5

    Recall Roundup: September

    Recall Roundup: September
    Last month, the solar eclipse captivated the United States and many consumers flocked to purchase solar eclipse glasses to safely observe the astronomical phenomenon. We discussed how NASA issued a safety alert advising consumers on the…
  • Oct 3

    Leveraged Loans Raise Bankruptcy Fear

    Leveraged Loans Raise Bankruptcy Fear
    Leveraged loans may have a role in recent retail bankruptcies. Leveraged loan volume is nearing pre-recession highs and is on track to surpass 2007 levels, concerning many regulators and investors. Leveraged loans are typically offered to…
Rank this Week: 862

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/
  • Oct 12

    Sprye v. Ace Motor Acceptance Corp. (Cir. Ct. Mont. Cnty)

    Sprye v. Ace Motor Acceptance Corp. (Cir. Ct. Mont. Cnty)
    Filed:  September 29, 2017Opinion by:  Judge Anne K. AlbrightHolding:  Although Maryland is a “two-party” consent state under the Maryland Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act and therefore requires prior…
  • Oct 10

    Small Business Financial Solutions, LLC v. Pearl Beta Funding, LLC (Cir. Ct. Mont. Cnty)

    Small Business Financial Solutions, LLC v. Pearl Beta Funding, LLC (Cir. Ct. Mont. Cnty)
    Filed: September 29, 2017Opinion by: Harry C. StormHolding: A claim that a small business finance lender tortiously interfered with a contract and with the rights of a senior secured lender under the UCC could not be resolved on summary…
  • Oct 9

    Bainbridge St. Elmo Apts v. White Flint Express Realty (Ct. of Special Appeals)

    Bainbridge St. Elmo Apts v. White Flint Express Realty (Ct. of Special Appeals)
    Filed: July 18, 2017Opinion By: RakerHolding: Bainbridge was liable for White Flint's attorney's fees under an express attorney fees shifting provision found in the indemnification agreement between the parties.Facts: The case involves a…
Rank this Week: 4458

Business Law Post

Business Law Post

Covers corporate law, securities law, intellectual property, and social entrepreneurship. By Arina Shulga.

http://www.businesslawpost.com
  • Oct 11

    Are Real Estate Syndications Available to Non-Accredited Investors (NY perspective)?

    Are Real Estate Syndications Available to Non-Accredited Investors (NY perspective)?
    A real estate syndication, although a fancy term, simply means pulling money and expertise together to invest in real estate properties.  It often so happens that some people possess the wealth of knowledge about the real estate market…
  • Oct 2

    Cryptocurrency: the Origin and Growth of Coinopoly

    Cryptocurrency: the Origin and Growth of Coinopoly
    Mired in the aftermath of the U.S. financial crisis, the year 2009 may have started one of the largest financial revolutions since the birth of paper currency in 1690. Much like its predecessors, cryptocurrency faces an uphill battle of…
  • Sep 19

    Endorsement Guidelines for Social Media Influencer

    Endorsement Guidelines for Social Media Influencer
    Social media influencers have become an essential component of many marketing campaigns.  Influencers have audience that listens to what they say.  Building a relationship with an influencer enables the brand to reach the…
Rank this Week: 3029

AG Deal Diary

AG Deal Diary

A collection of insights and analysis on hot topics impacting companies, funds, dealmakers and directors. By Akin Gump.

http://www.akingump.com/en/experience/practices/corporate/ag-deal-diary/index.html
  • Oct 11

    Nasdaq Proposes Changes to SPAC Listing Rule

    Nasdaq Proposes Changes to SPAC Listing Rule
    On October 11, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published for comment a proposal by NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (Nasdaq) to modify its initial and continued listing requirements for special purpose acquisition companies…
  • Sep 28

    Updated SEC Guidance Emphasizes Flexibility in Complying with Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule

    Updated SEC Guidance Emphasizes Flexibility in Complying with Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule
    Beginning in 2018, U.S. public companies will generally need to comply with the pay ratio disclosure rule under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which requires that each such company disclose the annual total…
  • Sep 26

    To Make Deals in Hospitality Today, You Need to Be Creative

    To Make Deals in Hospitality Today, You Need to Be Creative
    Akin Gump real estate partner John Bain has been profiled by Metropolitan Corporate Counsel in the article “To Make Deals in Hospitality Today, You Need to Be Creative: As the challenges mount, lawyers need to adapt,” discussing…
Rank this Week: 2514

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

Covers business and privacy law. By Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://cybersecurity.jmbm.com/
  • Oct 11

    Think Twice Before Logging on to Public Wi-Fi

    Think Twice Before Logging on to Public Wi-Fi
    At the airport, in a coffee shop or hotel lobby? Think twice before logging on to that free Wi-Fi. What’s not to love about free, public Wi-Fi?  It’s free. It’s easy. A couple of clicks and you’re connected to the…
  • Oct 5

    Michael Gold Nominated as a Leader in Cybersecurity Law by the Los Angeles Business Journal

    Michael Gold Nominated as a Leader in Cybersecurity Law by the Los Angeles Business Journal
    LOS ANGELES—Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is pleased to announce that Michael A. Gold, co-chair of JMBM’s Cybersecurity & Privacy Group and co-author of the Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum, has been nominated by…
  • Sep 29

    Responding to a Data Breach: CEOs Should Develop a Narrative That Responds to Customers and Regulator

    Responding to a Data Breach: CEOs Should Develop a Narrative That Responds to Customers and Regulator
    The cybersecurity breaches this month of Equifax and Deloitte—both firms that tout the value of their data and security acumen—show that no company is immune to hacking. But there is one thing that smart companies can do, both…
Rank this Week: 1996

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Oct 11

    Non-disclosure agreement

    Non-disclosure agreement
    Businesses can request employees, contractors, distributors, or other related individuals to sign non-disclosure agreements. These are intended to protect “legitimate business interests” such as trade secrets, business or…
  • Oct 8

    Climate Change & Miami Real Estate

    Climate Change & Miami Real Estate
    Regardless of its causes, climate change is a poses real problems for Florida businesses. When it comes to sea level rise, Miami is the 9th most at-risk city in the world. (Source: The post Climate Change & Miami Real Estate appeared…
  • Oct 5

    Pay your FL property taxes early

    Pay your FL property taxes early
    Real Estate Property Taxes Longtime owners of Florida real estate know that property taxes are due by March 31 each year. However, savvy owners know they can get a discount on taxes simply by paying them early. By paying your…
Rank this Week: 342

North Texas Legal News

North Texas Legal News

Covers Texas business law. By Leiza Dolghih.

http://northtexaslegalnews.com/
  • Oct 11

    Can an employer require employees to repay training costs in Texas?

    Can an employer require employees to repay training costs in Texas?
    Generally, training repayment provisions in employment agreements are enforceable in Texas.  Employers should make sure that such clauses are written in a clear and understandable manner and are not hidden within employment…
  • Oct 3

    Is Your Non-Compete Agreement Enforceable?

    Is Your Non-Compete Agreement Enforceable?
    Enforcing non-compete agreements is as much of a business decision as it is a legal one. Having a non-compete agreement that is legally enforceable, allows you to decide whether it makes business sense to enforce it against a particular…
  • Oct 3

    If Your Non-Compete Agreement Enforceable?

    If Your Non-Compete Agreement Enforceable?
    Enforcing non-compete agreements is as much of a business decision as it is a legal one. Having a non-compete agreement that is legally enforceable, allows you to decide whether it makes business sense to enforce it against a particular…
Rank this Week: 2183

Dahman's Law

Dahman's Law

Covers business issues.

http://dahmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 11

    To the Victor Go the Spoils (and the Calzones)!

    To the Victor Go the Spoils (and the Calzones)!
    Samir Dahman and his client are savoring a recent victory in a bitter intellectual property dispute between a franchisor and former franchisee who both serve calzones. The franchisor – D.P. Dough – asserted claims for trademark…
  • Jul 24

    Berkshire Triathlon Raises $21,000 for Flying Horse Farms and Ronald McDonald House

    Berkshire Triathlon Raises $21,000 for Flying Horse Farms and Ronald McDonald House
    Mr. Dahman, as co-founder of the Berkshire Triathlon, is pleased to announce that the 2017 Berkshire Triathlon raised $21,000 for Flying Horse Farms and Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio. This year was the Berkshire Triathlon’s most…
  • Jun 29

    Dahman Presents on M&A of Privately Held Businesse

    Dahman Presents on M&A of Privately Held Businesse
    I enjoyed presenting at the National Business Institute’s continuing legal education seminar Business Law: From Start to Finish on June 27, 2017.  My segment was on Clarifying Procedures in Mergers and Acquisitions of…
Rank this Week: 3313

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/
  • Oct 11

    Defamation suits against Southern Poverty Law Center

    Defamation suits against Southern Poverty Law Center
    When is criticism against your organization grounds for a defamation suit? In a handful of recent lawsuits filed in recent months, groups designated as "hate groups" by the Southern Poverty Law Center have sued both SPLC (and, in…
  • Oct 10

    NASCO Conference: Impact of Technology on Charities Regulation

    NASCO Conference: Impact of Technology on Charities Regulation
    Last week, the National Association of State Charities Officials held their annual conference on the impact of technology on charities regulation. It will be interesting to see if any new initiatives come out of this conference, but I hear…
  • Oct 10

    Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund sued for using Audrey Hepburn's Name

    Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund sued for using Audrey Hepburn's Name
    Sean Hepburn Ferrer, son of Audrey Hepburn, recently sued the charity bearing his mother's name over a dispute over the charity's use of Hepburn's name on merchandise. From Reuters: Sean Hepburn Ferrer, who once chaired the Audrey Hepburn…
Rank this Week: 480

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

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

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Oct 11

    7 Best Candidate Questions (from 100k Interviews!)

    7 Best Candidate Questions (from 100k Interviews!)
    You know you should come prepared with questions to ask your interviewers, but what to ask? Here are 7 best candidate questions culled from over 100,000 interviews! “There comes a point in every interview when... The post 7 Best…
  • Oct 10

    Be Careful About Who You Befriend At Work

    Be Careful About Who You Befriend At Work
    Who you befriend at work can affect your career: “You think you’re pretty good at your job. And yet, for some reason, it seems some of your coworkers are climbing the corporate ladder in a... The post Be Careful About Who You…
  • Oct 9

    Inhouse Lawyers Lag Law Firms on AI Use

    Inhouse Lawyers Lag Law Firms on AI Use
    In-house lawyers typically pride themselves on being just as competent as their law firm counterparts – but do they lag law firms on AI use? “A new survey of inhouse legal team use of AI,... The post Inhouse Lawyers Lag Law Firms…
Rank this Week: 556

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 10

    Uncontradicted testimony that defendant’s claim lacks scientific support requires judgment for plaintiff

    Uncontradicted testimony that defendant’s claim lacks scientific support requires judgment for plaintiff
    Rosendez v. Green Pharmaceuticals, No. D071073, 2017 WL 4400011 (Cal. Ct. App. Oct. 4, 2017) (unpublished)Plaintiffs alleged that Green’s SnoreStop, a homeopathic remedy for snoring, was a sugar pill falsely advertised to stop snoring.…
  • Oct 6

    Suing Doe reviewers under the Lanham Act fail

    Suing Doe reviewers under the Lanham Act fail
    Reybold Gp. v. Does 1-20, 2017 WL 4326360, No. 17-810 (D. Del. Sept. 29, 2017) (magistrate judge)Reybold sued the Does for infringement, dilution, injurious falsehood, and defamation based on their statements on ApartmentRatings.com about…
  • Oct 5

    Fantasy gambling is newsworthy, doesn't violate players' rights of publicity

    Fantasy gambling is newsworthy, doesn't violate players' rights of publicity
    Daniels v. FanDuel, Inc., No. 16-cv-01230 (S.D. Ind. Sept. 29, 2017) Akeem Daniels, Cameron Stingily, and Nicholas Stoner played college football and sued FanDuel and DraftKings for violating their Indiana right of publicity. Defendants run…
Rank this Week: 83

Texas Business Law Blog

Texas Business Law Blog

Covers events affecting small and mid-sized businesses in Texas. By David Willis.

http://www.dbwillislaw.com/texas-business-law-blog/
  • Oct 10

    Forming a Texas Corporation – Other Documents You Should Know About

    Forming a Texas Corporation – Other Documents You Should Know About
      Most folks forming a corporation are aware that you file a certificate of formation with the Secretary of State’s office in order to legally form the corporation and then adopt bylaws to govern the corporation’s day to day…
  • Sep 27

    Basic Estate Planning Issues for New Parent

    Basic Estate Planning Issues for New Parent
    The feeling of being a new parent is exhilarating, a little scary, and often very tiring – I know, I did it twice.  I still remember walking out of the hospital when my son was born thinking, “That’s it? They really…
  • Sep 21

    Tips & Resources for Homeowners Recovering from Hurricane Harvey

    Tips & Resources for Homeowners Recovering from Hurricane Harvey
    There are countless legal issues that will arise in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.  This article is aimed at providing some tips and resources specifically for homeowners with property damage requiring repair.  The first few…
Rank this Week: 3723

Financial Services Employment Law

Financial Services Employment Law

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

http://www.financialservicesemploymentlaw.com/
  • Oct 10

    Plan Sponsors: Potential Targets for IRS Compliance Examination

    Plan Sponsors: Potential Targets for IRS Compliance Examination
    The IRS recently released the Tax Exempt and Government Entities FY 2018 Work Plan (the “2018 Work Plan”) which provides helpful information for sponsors of tax-qualified retirement plans about the focus of the IRS’ 2018…
  • Sep 11

    New York Paid Family Leave Regulations Finalized

    New York Paid Family Leave Regulations Finalized
    Our colleagues Susan Gross Sholinsky, Marc A. Mandelman, and Nancy L. Gunzenhauser, at Epstein Becker Green, have a post on the Retail Labor and Employment Law blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the financial services…
  • Aug 10

    Managing Workforce Compliance in an Unpredictable World – Attend Our Annual Briefing (NYC, Sept. 14)

    Managing Workforce Compliance in an Unpredictable World – Attend Our Annual Briefing (NYC, Sept. 14)
    When:  Thursday, September 14, 2017    8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Where:  New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019 Epstein Becker Green’s Annual Workforce Management…
Rank this Week: 1085

Tennessee Business Litigation…

Tennessee Business Litigation Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.nashvillebusinesslitigationlawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 10

    Basic Points about Tennessee Consumer Protection Act Case

    Basic Points about Tennessee Consumer Protection Act Case
    In 1977, the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act was enacted. In 2011, the legislature of Tennessee modified it significantly. Here are some basic points to remember with respect to potential Tennessee Consumer Protection Act lawsuits: Since…
  • Oct 1

    Partition Case Goes Forward After Trial Court Reversed

    Partition Case Goes Forward After Trial Court Reversed
    In a recent Tennessee partition case, the Court of Appeals of Tennessee reversed the trial court’s finding that the plaintiff did not have an interest in the farm which he sought to partition by sale. The trial court held that, even…
  • Sep 19

    The Tennessee Statute of Frauds Can Apply to Contract Modification

    The Tennessee Statute of Frauds Can Apply to Contract Modification
    The Tennessee Statute of Frauds requires several types of contracts to be memorialized in a writing (or combination of writings) and signed in order to be enforceable. The three most important types of contracts covered by the Statute of…
Rank this Week: 3108

Vann & Sheridan Blog

Vann & Sheridan Blog

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

http://vannattorneys.com/category/blog/
  • 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,…
  • Sep 13

    Webinar: 2017 North Carolina Lien Law & Payment Bond Law Update

    Webinar: 2017 North Carolina Lien Law & Payment Bond Law Update
    Vann Attorneys will be hosting this webinar on Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. North Carolina Lien Law in 2017: Three Important Things to Remember. Join us as we discuss the current lien law for North Carolina. We will…
Rank this Week: 4397

Cuba Law Blog

Cuba Law Blog

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

http://www.attorneycuba.com/
  • Oct 10

    Cleveland Latest City To Sign Port Agreement With Cuba

    Cleveland Latest City To Sign Port Agreement With Cuba
    Cleveland, Ohio became the latest city to sign a port agreement with Cuba this week, making it the first agreement since the US State Department’s decision to remove American diplomats from Cuba and request the removal of Cuban…
  • Oct 3

    US to Expel Majority of Cuban Diplomat

    US to Expel Majority of Cuban Diplomat
    Amidst all of the confusion revolving around the mysterious health ailments experienced by US diplomats and relatives in Cuba over the past few months, the Trump administration has taken an even harder line on US-Cuba relations. After an…
  • Sep 26

    After Irma, Cuba Looks To China

    After Irma, Cuba Looks To China
    Cuba has enjoyed a significant trade relationship with China since the 1990s, though their relationship is a historical one as well. When Cuba declared its independence from the United States in 1902, China’s Qing dynasty quickly…
Rank this Week: 1886

Jerry Burleson

Jerry Burleson

Covers the legal rights of minority shareholders of privately held corporations.

http://www.jerryburleson.com/blog/
  • Oct 9

    How Can You Overcome the Business Judgment Rule?

    How Can You Overcome the Business Judgment Rule?
    Broadly speaking, the business judgment rule protects business decisions by corporate directors from judicial review. Specifically, it creates a presumption that when corporate directors make business decisions, they do so in good faith, on…
  • Apr 27

    Loans by the Corporation to Directors and Officers in California: The Big No-No!

    Loans by the Corporation to Directors and Officers in California: The Big No-No!
    By Gerald P. Burleson, Member of the California Bar, and Emily Bishop, 3rd year law student, University of San Diego Law School, and a candidate for the July, 2017 California Bar Exam © 2017 by Gerald P. Burleson, all rights reserved The…
  • Apr 7

    Involuntary Dissolution of a California Corporation: The Nuclear Option for Mistreatment of Minority Shareholder

    Involuntary Dissolution of a California Corporation: The Nuclear Option for Mistreatment of Minority Shareholder
    Unlike a partner in a partnership, a minority shareholder has no right to dissolve a corporation merely by withdrawing her interest. Absent judicial intervention, corporate dissolution occurs only at the consent of all shareholders. Although…
Rank this Week: 3212

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Kalia Law P.C. Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to starting and running a business.

http://www.kalialawpc.com/from-the-blog/
  • Oct 9

    Developing Effective (and Legal) Hiring Practice

    Developing Effective (and Legal) Hiring Practice
    Hiring new employees is an essential process for any startup looking to continue its growth. Startups seek to fill their employment needs by hiring the best and brightest employees, but hiring process can be long and cumbersome, diverting…
  • Aug 18

    Some things to Consider Before Signing a Commercial Lease

    Some things to Consider Before Signing a Commercial Lease
    Startup owners may become overwhelmed in their search for commercial office space. Most often, entrepreneurs will need to lease office space because they neither own nor have the finances for purchasing the space they require. As a result,…
  • Jul 3

    Protecting the Technology Sector from Policy Changes to the H-1B Visa

    Protecting the Technology Sector from Policy Changes to the H-1B Visa
    On April 18, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at reforming the visa program for foreign technical workers. While the order itself calls for relatively tame measures, it signals a larger trend in the visa program…
Rank this Week: 2442

bevlog

bevlog

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

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog
  • Oct 9

    Prop 65 Warnings Pop Up on TTB Label

    Prop 65 Warnings Pop Up on TTB Label
    In the past, for a long time, TTB would say no warnings are allowed, but for those mandated by Congress:  “According to the Surgeon General…” (as to getting pregnant, driving and whatnot). Slowly but surely, however,…
  • Sep 12

    CBD Update

    CBD Update
    TTB approved this label July 18, 2017. There are very few other TTB labels that mention CANNABIS and SATIVA. Perhaps this product has hemp seeds, along the lines of this 2014 label approval. Then again, perhaps the Lithuanian product…
  • Sep 8

    Nutritious, Vitamin Wine

    Nutritious, Vitamin Wine
    This deftly navigates the differences between FDA and TTB rules. If it had a little more alcohol, or a different type of alcohol, at least these 5 noted things probably would not fly. So far as we know, TTB does not allow electrolyte…
Rank this Week: 324

Benner & Wild Blog

Benner & Wild Blog

Covers real estate law, business law, and commercial law.

http://www.bennerwild.com/blog/
  • Oct 9

    Understanding Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Understanding Alternative Dispute Resolution
    If you’re seeking alternative dispute resolution in Bucks County, you’re not alone. Individuals, companies, and even government organizations are all subject to lawsuits, and this can often result in painful court battles, which…
  • Aug 11

    How a Business Lawyer Can Save Your Company Money

    How a Business Lawyer Can Save Your Company Money
    You might greet the prospect of hiring a lawyer for your business with one simple thought: What’s that going to cost us? And yes, it’s unlikely you will find a business lawyer willing to work for free. There are also ……
  • May 30

    Are You in Need of Construction Litigation?

    Are You in Need of Construction Litigation?
    In a perfect world, every last commercial and residential building constructed would be perfectly designed and flawlessly executed. Buildings would stand for hundreds of years, with nary a foundation issue or ceiling crack or crooked window…
Rank this Week: 2048

iVLG Business Law Blog

iVLG Business Law Blog

Covers news, strategy and legal services of businesses and entrepreneurs. By inVigor Law Group PLLC.

http://www.invigorlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 9

    Washington State Paid Family and Medical Leave

    Washington State Paid Family and Medical Leave
    Washington State has passed a bill that grants paid family and medical leave to eligible employees. We explain how it works, how it will be funded, and how it will affect small businesses.... Read More The post Washington State Paid Family…
  • Sep 13

    Intrastate Securities Offerings Under 3(a)(11) and Rule 147 & 147a

    Intrastate Securities Offerings Under 3(a)(11) and Rule 147 & 147a
    As we’ve discussed previously, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is the governmental body responsible for the regulation and enforcement of federal securities laws that govern both interstate securities offerings and…
  • Jul 18

    Friends and family financing round: Raising capital from non accredited investor

    Friends and family financing round: Raising capital from non accredited investor
    Is the family and friends round worth the costs and risks? After discussing the pros and cons with us, entrepreneurs often decide against raising money from family and friends. In today's post we'll talk about six different ways you could…
Rank this Week: 935

Kentucky Law Blog

Kentucky Law Blog

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

http://www.gatlinvoelker.com/blog/
  • Oct 9

    Divorced couple disagrees over use of frozen embryo

    Divorced couple disagrees over use of frozen embryo
    The legal application of the law often changes according to the time in which it is applied. Shifts in legislation, public opinion, societal norms and even technology may call legal issues (even those concerning family matters) into question.…
  • Oct 6

    Should recent research impact your custody decisions?

    Should recent research impact your custody decisions?
    As you face your divorce proceedings, you may wonder how you will come out of the process successfully. Because success in relation to divorce can seem like an oxymoron, you could feel that any decisions made only indicate future…
  • Sep 29

    What are my rights when I'm facing a criminal charge?

    What are my rights when I'm facing a criminal charge?
    If you are arrested and charged with a criminal charge in Kentucky, you have specific rights owed to you under the law. These rights cannot be taken away from you and are your rights regardless of what you are being...
Rank this Week: 1855

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Oct 9

    Indiana Sees Growth in Start-Up Funding

    Indiana Sees Growth in Start-Up Funding
    Indiana, in particular the Indianapolis region, is drawing the attention of private equity firms and venture capitalists from around the country.  The city, with a growing industry focus in technology and healthcare, as well as a variety…
  • Sep 29

    IRS Adjusts Predeceased Spouse's Estate Tax Exemption in Surviving Spouse's Estate Tax Audit

    IRS Adjusts Predeceased Spouse's Estate Tax Exemption in Surviving Spouse's Estate Tax Audit
    The U. S. Tax Court recently upheld the right of the IRS to adjust the amount of the unused estate tax exemption left by the predeceased spouse, when computing the federal estate tax owed by the estate of the surviving spouse
  • Sep 26

    Dispute Over the Term “Comic Con” Goes to Trial

    Dispute Over the Term “Comic Con” Goes to Trial
    A federal court in California recently rejected a motion by the San Diego Comic Convention and will hear whether the mark COMIC-CON is generic.  Background The San Diego Comic Convention (“SDCC”), a non-profit corporation,…
Rank this Week: 2229

Portland Business & Commercial Law…

Portland Business & Commercial Law Blog

By Slinde Nelson Stanford.

http://www.slindenelson.com/blog/
  • Oct 8

    Government contracts may be secure income for some businesse

    Government contracts may be secure income for some businesse
    Small and medium-size businesses in Oregon may benefit greatly from obtaining government contracts to give the company a steady flow of secure income. This area of income development may work well also for minority-owned companies and those…
  • Oct 4

    Business disputes may deal with the enforcement of contract

    Business disputes may deal with the enforcement of contract
    Many business transactions in Oregon and elsewhere are evidenced by a contract between the parties. A contract can be a formal, single document called a contract or an agreement, which has been written up by one or more attorneys. In...
  • Sep 27

    Business litigation can arise from conflicts among shareholder

    Business litigation can arise from conflicts among shareholder
    In Oregon and other states, it is not unusual for business law attorneys to be involved in counseling companies or individual shareholders regarding disputes within the ownership elite of the company. When the company is a public one, there…
Rank this Week: 3144

Delaware Business Litigation…

Delaware Business Litigation Report

By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-Business-Litigation-Report
Rank this Week: 1591

Texas Contract & Noncompete…

Texas Contract & Noncompete Disputes Blog

Covers Texas non-compete and trade secrets law. By the Law Offices of Robert J. Wood.

https://www.texasnoncompetelaw.com/articles/
  • Oct 6

    Do I need to have my employees sign non compete agreements?

    Do I need to have my employees sign non compete agreements?
    Does your company need to have its employees sign noncompete agreements? If your company fits into any of these categories, the answer is almost certainly “Yes.” I have clients that I need to protect. Some of these clients have…
  • Feb 8

    How Specifically Must a Trade Secret Be Identified Under Texas Law?

    How Specifically Must a Trade Secret Be Identified Under Texas Law?
    In Texas, a business and/or employer can bring a claim for misappropriation of trade secrets if a competitor or employee acquires a business’s trade secrets improperly or uses them without permission.  Tantamount to establishing a…
  • Feb 2

    Can A Noncompete Be Extended If It Is Violated?

    Can A Noncompete Be Extended If It Is Violated?
    Many noncompete cases are filed after an employer learns that an ex-employee is violating his covenant not to compete. Sometimes, an ex-employee competes for several months before an employer discovers that the ex-employee is doing so. This…
Rank this Week: 2575

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

http://truthonthemarket.com/
Rank this Week: 142

The Virginia Business Litigation…

The Virginia Business Litigation Blog

Covers news and updates in business litigation, IP, trademark, copyright law. By BerlikLaw, LLC.

http://www.virginiabusinesslitigationlawyer.com/
  • Oct 6

    Fraudulent Misrepresentation

    Fraudulent Misrepresentation
    In Virginia, a civil action for fraud requires more than just dishonest or unethical behavior on the part of the individual or business being sued. People lie all the time, and tort liability usually does not arise. The law of fraud is more…
  • Sep 2

    Remedies for Revenge Porn

    Remedies for Revenge Porn
    Most laws were written before people started texting naked pictures of each other on their phones. No one had heard of so-called revenge porn until around 2010, when the controversial website “Is Anyone Up?” launched, allowing…
  • Jun 28

    You Can Sue If Someone Intentionally Hacks Into Your Email

    You Can Sue If Someone Intentionally Hacks Into Your Email
    Unauthorized access to another’s email account can give rise to a variety of claims. The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”), for example, prohibits a wide variety of improper computer activity, including unauthorized…
Rank this Week: 3812

In the Weeds

In the Weeds

Covers cannabis law and businesses. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://cannabislaw.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1973

Property Casualty Focus

Property Casualty Focus

Focused on legal developments in the property-casualty industry. By Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://propertycasualtyfocus.com/
Rank this Week: 1061

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Joseph Greenwald & Laake, PA Blog

Covers business law, civil litigation, civil rights, criminal defense, estates & trusts, family law, labor & employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, real estate, qui tam and workers' compensation.

http://www.jgllaw.com/blog
  • Oct 5

    Make an Estate Plan, and Keep It Up to Date!

    Make an Estate Plan, and Keep It Up to Date!
    A recent survey shows that the majority of Americans do not have an estate plan – in the form of either a will or a living trust – in place. Among Americans 72 years old and above, 81 percent do have an estate plan, but 78 percent…
  • Oct 4

    Expert Testimony is Changing in Maryland

    Expert Testimony is Changing in Maryland
                Two recent rulings from Maryland’s highest court have clarified the legal sufficiency of the data underlying expert causation testimony in lead paint cases.Share:…
  • Sep 18

    Maryland Court Expands Defenses Available to Battered Spouse

    Maryland Court Expands Defenses Available to Battered Spouse
    On August 7, 2017, the Maryland Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, handed down a decision that will open a new avenue of defense to battered spouses in the state – in the extreme case where the spouse hires a hit man to…
Rank this Week: 2510

Hop Law Blawg

Hop Law Blawg

Explores the legalities related to the brewing/beer industry.

http://www.hoppylawyers.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2112

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/
  • Oct 4

    Chancery Rules on Stock Transfer Restriction

    Chancery Rules on Stock Transfer Restriction
    In my latest column for the National Association of Corporate Directors’ publication called Directorship, I provide an overview of a recent opinion from the Delaware Court of Chancery which examined the nuances of stock…
  • Oct 3

    Chancery Refuses to Seal Courtroom for Allegedly Confidential Trial Exhibit

    Chancery Refuses to Seal Courtroom for Allegedly Confidential Trial Exhibit
    The Court of Chancery recently rejected a request by a non-party to seal certain trial exhibits so that they would not become part of the public trial record.  The court also rejected a request to close the courtroom to the public…
  • Oct 3

    33rd Annual Distinguished Lecture in Law

    33rd Annual Distinguished Lecture in Law
    The Delaware Journal of Corporate Law of Widener University Delaware Law School presents the 33rd Annual Francis G. Pileggi Distinguished Lecture in Law Is Delaware Retreating? Randall S.Thomas John S. Beasley II Chair in Law and Business…
Rank this Week: 420

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/insights-news/
Rank this Week: 2220

Pleasanton Business & Commercial…

Pleasanton Business & Commercial Law Blog

Covers Pleasanton business and commercial law. By Law Offices of James G. Schwartz P.C.

http://www.jgschwartzlawblog.com/
  • Oct 3

    Cybersecurity Obligations of California Businesse

    Cybersecurity Obligations of California Businesse
    Computer technology and the internet have created countless opportunities for both businesses and consumers. As more and more commercial activity moves online, however, the risks to the integrity of a company’s digital records grow…
  • Sep 19

    Cereal Maker Cannot Trademark the Color Yellow, According to Trademark Appeals Board

    Cereal Maker Cannot Trademark the Color Yellow, According to Trademark Appeals Board
    Businesses rely on name and product recognition to develop customer loyalty and stand out in the marketplace. Products and services introduced into the market may have distinctive names, logos, or designs—known as trademarks or service…
  • Sep 7

    Lawsuit Against San Francisco Business Alleges Workplace Harassment, Wrongful Termination

    Lawsuit Against San Francisco Business Alleges Workplace Harassment, Wrongful Termination
    Any business that takes on employees also takes on responsibilities to those employees. In addition to standards regarding wages and hours of work, employers must make reasonable efforts to maintain a workplace that is free from unlawful…
Rank this Week: 2283

DBL Law Blog

DBL Law Blog

Covers business, construction, employment and real estate law in Ohio and Kentucky. By Dressman Benzinger LaVelle.

http://www.dbllaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 3

    Associate Katie Tranter Has Received YWCA Rising Star Award

    Associate Katie Tranter Has Received YWCA Rising Star Award
    Congratulations to DBL Law Associate Attorney Katie Tranter on being named a 2017 YWCA Greater Cincinnati Rising Star. Nomination criteria for this honor include having the qualities of an outstanding performer, proven leadership abilities,…
  • Sep 5

    Overtime Rule

    Overtime Rule
    In a significant ruling for employers throughout the country, a federal judge in Texas yesterday declared that the Obama administration’s 2016 rule that would have significantly changed the overtime rule for all employers is…
  • Sep 5

    May a Treating Physician Be Compelled to Give Expert Opinion Testimony in Kentucky?

    May a Treating Physician Be Compelled to Give Expert Opinion Testimony in Kentucky?
    The issue sometimes arises in Kentucky medical negligence cases whether a treating physician who is giving a deposition may be compelled to answer questions that seek to elicit expert opinion that goes beyond factual testimony about the…
Rank this Week: 2950

Trade Secrets Watch

Trade Secrets Watch

By Orrick.

http://blogs.orrick.com/trade-secrets-watch/
  • Oct 3

    Nosal Reply Brief Sets Stage for SCOTUS Cert Decision

    Nosal Reply Brief Sets Stage for SCOTUS Cert Decision
    The U.S. Supreme Court, which just began a new term on Monday with a full complement of nine justices, is expected to soon decide whether it will hear the appeal of David Nosal, the former Korn Ferry executive whose conviction under the…
  • Sep 29

    Accounts Frozen: DOJ Alleges Seven Defendants Conspired To Misappropriate Trade Secret

    Accounts Frozen: DOJ Alleges Seven Defendants Conspired To Misappropriate Trade Secret
    Competition from Chinese companies shows no signs of slowing. Likewise, allegations of trade secret theft against Chinese companies are increasingly common. In this case, the U.S. Department of Justice linked allegations of trade secret theft…
  • Sep 22

    New Measures to Combat Chinese Trade Secrets Theft: Will They Work?

    New Measures to Combat Chinese Trade Secrets Theft: Will They Work?
    For trade secret owners, international IP theft is of particular concern because of the difficulty in catching and enforcing remedies against the thieves.  For many U.S. companies with a global reach, an overriding concern has been how…
Rank this Week: 1921

Private Business Counsel

Private Business Counsel

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

https://corporateblog.mmwr.com/
Rank this Week: 1036

Small Business Investment Lawyers

Small Business Investment Lawyers

Covers business law. By Parker MacIntyre.

https://www.smallbusinessinvestmentlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 1856

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V.…

Fashion Counsel with Anthony V. Lupo

Arent Fox's fashion law blog highlights critical issues for designers, retailers, and manufacturers.

http://fashioncounsel.com
Rank this Week: 2193

Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

Covers laws relating to pre-need and death care compliance, serving banks, funeral homes, crematories, and cemetaries. By William Stalter.

http://www.deathcarelaw.com/
  • Oct 2

    West Virginia Funeral Board: Flagged for Expedience

    West Virginia Funeral Board: Flagged for Expedience
    The West Virginia Legislature’s Audit Office has given that state’s Funeral Board a failing grade.   The audit report was covered in detail in the September 25th editions of the Memorial Business Journal and the Funeral…
  • Sep 28

    The New Owner of NPS: Liberty Banker Life

    The New Owner of NPS: Liberty Banker Life
    The Special Deputy Receiver over National Prearranged Services recently filed an application to assign a significant portion of the NPS preneed contracts to Liberty Bankers Life Insurance, and a subsidiary, Capitol Life Insurance…
  • Sep 18

    Missouri Seller Records: 2017 Reboot?

    Missouri Seller Records: 2017 Reboot?
    This time last year, the hot topic before the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors was the staff’s proposed regulation to define what constitutes adequate records of a preneed seller.   The proposal was revised…
Rank this Week: 4156