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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: 1757

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: 4168

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: 4479

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: 1990

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: 860

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: 3278

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: 3710

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: 3659

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: 2719

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: 4408

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: 3182

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: 2582

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: 3912

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: 1935

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: 3419

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: 2189

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: 2347

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: 3802

In the Weeds

In the Weeds

Covers cannabis law and businesses. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://cannabislaw.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1910

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: 1716

Hop Law Blawg

Hop Law Blawg

Explores the legalities related to the brewing/beer industry.

http://www.hoppylawyers.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1956

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: 2142

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: 2935

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: 2155

The Federal Government Contracts &…

The Federal Government Contracts & Procurement Blog

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://governmentcontracts.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1819

Franchise Law Update

Franchise Law Update

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://franchiselaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 29

    Federal Court Concludes Franchisor Was NOT Joint Employer

    Federal Court Concludes Franchisor Was NOT Joint Employer
    Another case has been decided adding to the back and forth in the legal world on the issues of a joint employer relationship of a franchisor and its franchisee and vicarious liability and agency between a franchisor and franchisee. In Harris…
  • Aug 31

    At the buzzer: FDA (again) extends compliance deadline for menu labeling rule

    At the buzzer: FDA (again) extends compliance deadline for menu labeling rule
    Just four days shy of the enforcement deadline, the FDA extended the date for restaurants and similar retail food establishments to comply with its menu labeling rule. The rule was originally published on December 1, 2014 and requires certain…
  • Aug 31

    Drafting Matters: When non-competes and renewal provisions collide

    Drafting Matters: When non-competes and renewal provisions collide
    If a franchisor waives the non-compete provision in its current franchise agreement, can it enforce a non-compete when the franchise agreement is renewed? According to a recent decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the answer is yes,…
Rank this Week: 1863

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana Blogs

Covers business and franchise law.

http://www.spadealaw.com/blog
  • Sep 29

    1851 Magazine Interviews Top Spadea

    1851 Magazine Interviews Top Spadea
    1851 Magazine sat down with Tom Spadea at the International Franchise Expo to discuss how franchisors can leverage their Item 19 when marketing their franchise opportunity. Read the full article and watch the video below. In most cases,…
  • Sep 29

    1851 Magazine Interviews Top Spadea

    1851 Magazine Interviews Top Spadea
    1851 Magazine sat down with Tom Spadea at the International Franchise Expo to discuss how franchisors can leverage their Item 19 when marketing their franchise opportunity. Read the full article and watch the video below. In most cases,…
  • Sep 19

    The Philadelphia Franchise Association's September Lunch & Learn Recap

    The Philadelphia Franchise Association's September Lunch & Learn Recap
    The Philadelphia Franchise Association Lunch & Learn took place on September, 13, 2017 at Maggiano's in King of Prussia. This was by far the best attended meeting with close to 120 participants, so a special thanks to all of those who…
Rank this Week: 3012

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

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

    5 Estate Planning Tips for Your Retirement

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

    Probate and Long Term Health Care

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

    Alzheimer’s disease: Facts versus fiction

    Alzheimer’s disease: Facts versus fiction
    The number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States is growing rapidly. So, too, are the number of myths surrounding the disease and other forms of dementia. Let’s begin by looking at what we do know about…
Rank this Week: 570

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

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

https://publish.illinois.edu/illinoisblj/
Rank this Week: 1494

Tilting the Scales

Tilting the Scales

Shares advice for business owners & executives. By Cleve Clinton and Jamie Ribman.

http://www.tiltingthescales.com/
  • Sep 28

    Commercial Leases Underwater from Harvey

    Commercial Leases Underwater from Harvey
    Because of Hurricane Harvey, oil and gas production company Gonzales Energy and its owner Paunscho are treading water. Rising hurricane flood waters destroyed his files, water-logged his computers and ruined office equipment in their downtown…
  • Sep 28

    Commercial Leases Underwater from Harvey

    Commercial Leases Underwater from Harvey
    Because of Hurricane Harvey, oil and gas production company Gonzales Energy and its owner Paunscho are treading water. Rising hurricane flood waters destroyed his files, water-logged his computers and ruined office equipment in their downtown…
  • Sep 28

    Put Down Your Phone But Keep Your Sword in Your Hand

    Put Down Your Phone But Keep Your Sword in Your Hand
    Co-author: Skyler Stuckey After finishing his weekly rehearsal for an upcoming Robin Hood performance at his local theatre, Wiley Enferee walked into his local Mega-Mart at his wife’s behest to buy a gallon of milk.  Not…
Rank this Week: 4433

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers business-related legal current events and topics in areas including: litigation, labor law, creditors' remedies, real estate law, mediation and arbitration, construction law, intellectual property, and more.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Sep 28

    MCIOA Amendments Change Construct Defect Claims Proce

    MCIOA Amendments Change Construct Defect Claims Proce
    A new law attempts to slow construction defect litigation.   You have likely heard about the Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act (MCIOA) amendments for some time — legislation, H.F. 1538, which was recently signed into law by…
  • Apr 19

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?
    The hashtag has become an ever-present aspect of social media, spreading across platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and more.   Originally developed on Twitter, a hashtag is a word or a phrase following the pound sign used…
  • Apr 12

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement
    If you have a product or own a business, it can be difficult in this day and age to come up with a unique name. This is especially true if your first or last name is part of the company name — it is unlikely there aren’t at least…
Rank this Week: 1688

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to business law, including intellectual property, trademarks, litigation, and employment law.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Sep 28

    MCIOA Amendments Change Construct Defect Claims Proce

    MCIOA Amendments Change Construct Defect Claims Proce
    A new law attempts to slow construction defect litigation.   You have likely heard about the Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act (MCIOA) amendments for some time — legislation, H.F. 1538, which was recently signed into law by…
  • Apr 19

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?
    The hashtag has become an ever-present aspect of social media, spreading across platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and more.   Originally developed on Twitter, a hashtag is a word or a phrase following the pound sign used…
  • Apr 12

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement
    If you have a product or own a business, it can be difficult in this day and age to come up with a unique name. This is especially true if your first or last name is part of the company name — it is unlikely there aren’t at least…
Rank this Week: 1532

The South Carolina Law Blawg

The South Carolina Law Blawg

Covers family law, criminal defense, personal injury law, employment law, and business law in South Carolina. By Futeral & Nelson, LLC.

http://www.charlestonlaw.net/charleston-lawyers-blog/
  • Sep 26

    Fitness to Stand Trial in South Carolina – Defending Clients with Special Needs and Mental Disabilitie

    Fitness to Stand Trial in South Carolina – Defending Clients with Special Needs and Mental Disabilitie
    Lawyers in Charleston, SC - Futeral and Nelson, LLC The criminal defense lawyers at Futeral & Nelson handle cases for people with special needs, intellectual disabilities, and mental illness. Some people who face these challenges are…
  • May 9

    Is South Carolina a Community Property State?

    Is South Carolina a Community Property State?
    Lawyers in Charleston, SC - Futeral and Nelson, LLC As family law attorneys in Charleston, SC, we've been asked whether South Carolina is a community property state. The short answer is "no." However, South Carolina is called an…
  • Apr 11

    South Carolina Medical Records Statute & Law

    South Carolina Medical Records Statute & Law
    Lawyers in Charleston, SC - Futeral and Nelson, LLC As personal injury attorneys in Charleston, South Carolina, we order medical records and medical bills in just about every automobile accident or injury case we have. In this article,…
Rank this Week: 1659

McNamee Lochner P.C. Firm News &…

McNamee Lochner P.C. Firm News & Events

Covers business law. By McNamee Lochner P.C.

http://www.mltw.com/news-events/
Rank this Week: 2048

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Covers estate planning, real property acquisition, personal injury, will disputes, commercial litigation, business and corporate law, and institutional lending.

http://gouldcooksey.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2390

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
Rank this Week: 4298

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Government Contracts Legal Forum

Covers government contract issues including contract formation, strategies, bid protests and contract interpretation. By Crowell Moring.

http://www.governmentcontractslegalforum.com/
  • Sep 22

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without
    Crowell & Moring’s “Fastest 5 Minutes” is a biweekly podcast that provides a brief summary of significant government contracts legal and regulatory developments that no government contracts lawyer or executive should be…
  • Sep 7

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without

    Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without
    Crowell & Moring’s “Fastest 5 Minutes” is a biweekly podcast that provides a brief summary of significant government contracts legal and regulatory developments that no government contracts lawyer or executive should be…
  • Aug 23

    Risks Posed by Third Party Vendors Increasingly a Challenge for Businesse

    Risks Posed by Third Party Vendors Increasingly a Challenge for Businesse
    This week it was reported that Indian police arrested four people accused of leaking a pre-release episode of the blockbuster HBO show, “Game of Thrones.”  The leak is supposedly the result of employees from a Mumbai-based…
Rank this Week: 4214

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Corporate Securities Law Blog

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

http://www.corporatesecuritieslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3981

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

Covers business law for entrepreneurs, emerging companies and the investment management industry. By Alexander J. Davie.

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
  • Sep 21

    3(c)(1) Funds vs. 3(c)(7) Fund

    3(c)(1) Funds vs. 3(c)(7) Fund
    The process of starting a new hedge fund or private equity fund involves choosing whether the fund will be structured as a “3(c)(1) fund” or a “3(c)(7) fund.” Many new fund managers are confused by the difference…
  • Aug 29

    Can Initial Coin Offerings Be Regulated As Securities? The SEC Says Yes.

    Can Initial Coin Offerings Be Regulated As Securities? The SEC Says Yes.
    Recently, there has been a lot of buzz involving so-called “Initial Coin Offerings” (ICOs), which are crowdfunded offerings powered by distributed ledger technology (a.k.a. “the blockchain”), which is also the…
  • Aug 17

    Accredited Investors vs. Qualified Clients vs. Qualified Purchasers: Understanding Investor Qualification

    Accredited Investors vs. Qualified Clients vs. Qualified Purchasers: Understanding Investor Qualification
    Private funds, such has hedge funds, private equity funds, and venture capital funds, are governed by a host of intersecting federal laws that impact who can invest in these fund, including the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange…
Rank this Week: 2849

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Covers upcoming and decided appeals of interest to Canadian businesses and professions. By McCarthy Tétrault LLP

http://www.canadianappeals.com
  • Sep 21

    BCCA Rules Civil Jury Fees Are Constitutional

    BCCA Rules Civil Jury Fees Are Constitutional
    By Byron Shaw   On September 15, 2017, the B.C. Court of Appeal rejected a challenge by the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia (“TLA”) to the constitutionality of legislation requiring civil litigants opting for a…
  • Sep 20

    The duty to disclose Mary Carter agreements immediately: new guidance from the BC Court of Appeal

    The duty to disclose Mary Carter agreements immediately: new guidance from the BC Court of Appeal
    By Connor Bildfell Mary Carter agreements are settlement agreements between a plaintiff and defendant in multiparty litigation wherein the defendant ostensibly remains an active party to the litigation while the plaintiff’s claim in…
  • Sep 5

    Does the Duty to Inform Apply Solely to the Contracting Parties?

    Does the Duty to Inform Apply Solely to the Contracting Parties?
    By Gabrielle Baracat and Paul Blanchard In Camions Daimler Canada ltée v. Camions Sterling de Lévis inc., 2017 QCCA 798, the Quebec Court of Appeal confirmed that the duty to inform that exists between contracting parties, which…
Rank this Week: 3231

New York & New Jersey Business…

New York & New Jersey Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business startup law. By Samuel C Berger, PC.

http://www.newjerseybusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3425

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

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

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Sep 20

    Supreme Court Preview 2017: Highlights and Perspective

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

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

    Aaron Nielson, "The Past and Future of Deference: From Justice Scalia to Justice Gorsuch"
    With commentary by Professor Daniel Hemel Professor Nielson is a law professor at Brigham Young University and teaches/writes in the areas of administrative law, civil procedure, federal courts, and antitrust. Before joining the faculty,…
  • Apr 21

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)
    Featuring Professors Nancy Chi Cantalupo, Katharine Baker, Daniel Hemel, and Richard Epstein. Moderated by Professor Emily Buss. Presented by the Domestic and Sexual Violence Project, Defenders, Law Women's Caucus, Education and Child…
Rank this Week: 1240

Bid Protest Lawyer Blog

Bid Protest Lawyer Blog

Covers government contract bid protests. By Whitcomb, Selinsky, McAuliffe PC.

https://www.whitcomblawpc.com/bid-protest-attorney
  • Sep 20

    De Facto Joint Venture

    De Facto Joint Venture
      Size Appeal of Olgoonik Diversified Services, LLC SBA No. SIZ-5825 (2017)   This case concerns the Small Business Act of 1958. Recognizing the importance of free enterprise and competition, the Small Business Act requires the…
  • Sep 6

    Blanket Purchase Agreement

    Blanket Purchase Agreement
      Matter of Knight Point Systems, LLC, 2017 WL 2472225  The Comptroller General of the United States decided this case. The Comptroller General is the head of the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Acting on behalf of…
  • Aug 31

    Bid Protest and the Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Bid Protest and the Alternative Dispute Resolution
      Reagent World, Inc. vs Department of Agriculture, 2017 WL 3114026   The Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA) decided this case. As part of the General Services Administration (GSA), the CBCA hears various cases concerning…
Rank this Week: 1887

AMS Counsel Blawg

AMS Counsel Blawg

Covers business law, employment agreements, and start-up considerations. By Anne Marie Segal.

http://annemariesegal.com/
  • Sep 19

    Two Book Giveaways on Goodread

    Two Book Giveaways on Goodread
    If you are on Goodreads, here’s a chance for U.S. readers to enter the giveaway for a signed copy of one of my books: Know Yourself, Grow Your Career: The Value Proposition Workbook Master the Interview: A Guide for Working…
  • Sep 18

    Interview Prep: Finding an Authentic Answer to the “Weaknesses” Question

    Interview Prep: Finding an Authentic Answer to the “Weaknesses” Question
    What are your weaknesses? When I prepare clients for interviews, this is almost invariably at the top of people’s lists of questions that they are not prepared to answer. When they do have an answer, it is usually one of the “Top…
  • Sep 11

    Check Out My New Book on Amazon! Know Yourself, Grow Your Career

    Check Out My New Book on Amazon! Know Yourself, Grow Your Career
    I know many of you have been eagerly awaiting my second book. Here it is! Know Yourself, Grow Your Career provides a framework to reconnect with and enhance your skills, talents, interests and values and construct a personal value…
Rank this Week: 3287

CFTC Law

CFTC Law

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

http://www.cftclaw.com/
  • Sep 15

    Equivalence Agreement Might Be Imminent

    Equivalence Agreement Might Be Imminent
    Currently, CFTC Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo is on a 10-day trip in Europe. Derivatives industry attorneys speculate that an European equivalence pact on swap execution rules might come into fruition very soon. If this happens, it would…
  • Aug 18

    CFTC Approves LedgerX to Deal Bitcoin Option

    CFTC Approves LedgerX to Deal Bitcoin Option
    LedgerX Approved to Trade Bitcoin Futures LedgerX, a trading and clearing platform for Bitcoin, became the first company to be approved by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to trade Bitcoin futures. This is one of a few of…
  • Aug 4

    Senate Confirmed Christopher Giancarlo as Chairman of CFTC

    Senate Confirmed Christopher Giancarlo as Chairman of CFTC
    Christopher Giancarlo was nominated by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as the Chairman of the regulatory agency. Moreover, Brian Quintenz and Rostin Behnam, both of who are Republican nominees, were confirmed as CFTC…
Rank this Week: 2837