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  • ICYMI: #corpgov Weekend Roundup (Nov. 19, 2017) November 19, 2017 "SEC Announces Agenda and Panelists for the 36th Annual Small Business Forum" https://t.co/6WmukKAQ22 #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) November 16, 2017 "In reaction to political censorship on social media, many populist…
  • VCPA Applies to Consumer Transactions, Not Consumer Goods November 19, 2017 The Virginia Consumer Protection Act is a Virginia law designed to protect consumers against fraudulent and deceptive business practices. In situations where it applies, defrauded consumers won't be limited to suing for fraud; they will be entitled…
  • ISS Final 2018 Voting Policies November 19, 2017 Posted by Andrew R. Brownstein, David A. Katz, and Andrea K. Wahlquist, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, on Sunday, November 19, 2017 Editor's Note: Andrew R. Brownstein, David A. Katz, and Andrea K. Wahlquist are partners at Wachtell,…
  • Was It All That Bad? U.S. Federal Antitrust Policy Since 1980 November 19, 2017 Was It All That Bad? U.S. Federal Antitrust Policy Since 1980 A substantial body of modern academic and popular commentary argues that US federal antitrust policy since the 1970s failed badly by tolerating significant increases in concentration,…
  • Was It All That Bad? U.S. Federal Antitrust Policy Since 1980 November 19, 2017 Was It All That Bad? U.S. Federal Antitrust Policy Since 1980 A substantial body of modern academic and popular commentary argues that US federal antitrust policy since the 1970s failed badly by tolerating significant increases in concentration,…
  • Aprill on the Tax Consequences of Legal Defense Funds November 19, 2017 Ellen P. Aprill (Loyola-Los Angeles) has written a short piece on the Tax Consequences of Legal Defense Funds. From the article: LDF trusts raise questions as to tax treatment of the trust, whether the trust can take advantage of special...
  • Brunson & Herzig: Religious Tax Exemptions after Obergefell November 19, 2017 Samuel D. Brunson (Loyola-Chicago) and David J. Herzig (Valparaiso) have written A Diachronic Approach to Bob Jones: Religious Tax Exemptions after Obergefell, 92 Indiana Law Journal 1175 (2017). Here is the abstract: In Bob Jones University v.…
  • Chodorow on Gaylor v. Mnuchin (minister housing allowance case) November 19, 2017 Adam Chodorow (Arizona State) has written a brief analysis of Gaylor v. Mnuchin for the ABA Tax Times. titled A Step Toward Greater Clarity on Clergy Tax Exemptions? Here is the first paragraph: On October 6, 2017, the U.S. District...
  • Cummings & Rawhouser: Lawyers and Bar Associations as Influencers in the Negotiated Landscape of Social-Business Hybridization November 19, 2017 Michael E. Cummings (Arkansas Business) and Hans Rawhouser (UNLV Business) have written Lawyers and Bar Associations as Influencers in the Negotiated Landscape of Social-Business Hybridization, 17 Wyoming Law Review 457 (2017). From the introduction:…
  • Nehme: Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission November 19, 2017 Marina Nehme (UNSW Australia) has written Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission: Enforcement Tools and Regulatory Approaches, 45 Australian Business Law Review 79 (2017). Here is the abstract: The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits…
  • Reiser & Dean: Social Enterprise Law (Oxford University Press) November 19, 2017 Dana Brakman Reiser and Steven A. Dean (both Brooklyn) have written Social Enterprise Law: Trust, Public Benefit and Capital Markets. Here is an overview: Controversial thesis: law can make corporations better citizens and make it easier for…
  • Zelinsky: Taxing the Church (Oxford University Press) November 19, 2017 Edward A. Zelinsky (Cardozo) has written Taxing the Church: Religion, Exemptions, Entanglement,and the Constitution (Oxford University Press). Here is an overview: Explores the taxation and exemption of churches and other religious institutions, both…
  • New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Nov 19, 2017 November 19, 2017 The following list is a sample of the bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings that have been filed over the past twenty-four hours in selected bankruptcy courts nationwide: U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Alabama U.S. Bankruptcy…
  • Antitrust News: DOJ Antitrust Will Try to Speed Merger Reviews November 18, 2017 Antitrust News is a new feature at The Antitrust Attorney Blog. We will periodically report on and address new developments in the antitrust world, from FTC or DOJ guidance to important court decisions to relevant legislative developments to…
  • Unexplored Antitrust and Contract Law Issues In Indian Transport Aggregation November 18, 2017 [Arjun Agarwal is a 5th year student at WB National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata and Pragya Dahiya a 4th year student at Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat. The authors can be contacted at arjunag@nujs.edu] Much has been written about…
  • Snow in Oslo November 18, 2017 The D&O Diary's European assignment continued this week with a stop for meetings in Oslo. On the flight to Oslo from Stockholm, it was clear from looking out the window that it had snowed overnight in Norway. Skies were clear and the sun was…
  • Do We Need One EIN or Two? November 18, 2017 This post is the result of an email exchange that I had with a foreign entrepreneur. He raised a question that I had not previously considered: When should a business have one EIN (Employer Identification Number), and when should it have two? One EIN…
  • Missouri's Funeral Board: Returning to the Scene of the Crime November 18, 2017 Two years ago, the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors met in Independence to discuss their staff's recommendations for seller record keeping requirements and the scope of preneed examinations. As the minutes somewhat reflect, the…
  • How 'Bout Them Lady Vols? November 18, 2017 Quietly, just over two months ago, we got our Lady Vols back. As you may recall, back in 2014, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville decided to consolidate its athletic branding behind the ubiquitous orange "Power T." The women's…
  • We got the empire, now as then: Rogers precludes record label suit against Fox show November 17, 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Television v. Empire Distribution, Inc., No. 16-55577 (9th Cir. Nov. 16, 2017) "Empire Distribution, founded in 2010, is a well-known and respected record label that records and releases albums in the urban music genre." Then…