Corporate Law Blogs

Corporate law blogs, published by corporate law firms and lawyers across the world, sharing the best business law posts and news.

Global Brand Management: Risks and Strategies

by marcus evans October 8, 2015 Company Law

Interview with: Allan Diamond, Managing Partner, Diamond McCarthy LLP “Chief Litigation Officers (CLOs) should not limit themselves to traditional methods of protecting their companies’ brand and should think creatively in terms of implementing a global strategy that will result in keeping their authorized supply channel partners happy, minimizing lost sales/profits, and  potentially obtaining affirmative recoveries for […]

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Contract Terms Have Teeth

by ASchlossberg June 15, 2015 Commercial Law

Often parties to contracts want sympathy and their understanding of terms to impact on the interpretation of those terms by a judge when things go south. However, if the contract terms are clear, it doesn’t matter what one party’s understanding may or may not have been. In Moutopoulis v. 2075-2081 Wallace Ave. Owners Corp., 2015 […]

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Genericide in the 21st Century: Overexposure of the Modern Brand

by ASchlossberg February 10, 2015 Blawging

“Every brand has at its core a substance that gives it strength.”[1] In the 21st century, the reality is that companies are being penalized for their success with certain products. Genericide occurs when a brand no longer denotes its origin, but rather is used to refer to a whole category of products. Yo-yo, Escalator, and […]

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Depositions: A New Direction for New York

by ASchlossberg February 9, 2015 Administrative Law

Depositions: A New Direction for New York New York is making a significant change on the deposition front. A new deposition rule for the New York Commercial Division is on the horizon. Effective April 1, 2015, under Administrative Order 336a/14, New York courts will enact Rule 11-d of Section 202.70(g) per a December 22, 2014 […]

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Know When to Settle and When to Go to Trial

by Theodore Spaulding October 4, 2013 Blawg

As an Atlanta attorney trying complex business matters throughout metro-Atlanta, I found a 2008 study finding that settling a case is better than going to trial in most instances rings just as true today as it did five years ago.  The New York Times article outlining the study indicates that “lawyers and clients in civil […]

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The Better Business Bureau Advises Consumers About Legitimate Debt Collectors vs. Scammers

by Adam J Krohn October 3, 2013 BigLaw

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has recently issued an alert about the growing number of complaints about scam debt collectors over the past year.  The BBB also advised consumers to learn about how to determine what is a legitimate debt collection effort and what is a scam.  This can be a difficult assessment because some […]

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Are You Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?

by RyanD September 30, 2013 Business

Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance carried by employers. This type of insurance serves to protect both the employee from financial loss due to injury and the employer from negligence lawsuits. Workers’ compensation pays a wage for missed work because of a work-related injury and also covers medical expenses incurred as a result of […]

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Is a Drug-Free Workplace Legal in Places like Washington & Colorado?

by RyanD September 30, 2013 Company Law

As of this writing, twenty states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws legalizing the use of medical marijuana. What’s more, states like Washington and Colorado have gone as far as legalizing marijuana entirely (for both medical and recreational use). Following the Attorney General’s recent announcement that the Department of Justice will let Washington […]

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How Changing Drunk Driving Laws Could Affect America’s Restaurant Industry

by calvinthescribe July 24, 2013 Company Law

The National Transportation Safety Board recently issued a recommendation that the legal BAC (blood alcohol content), that would legally define someone as “drunk” ought to be lowered from .08, the current level, to .05. Their intent is to combat the 30,000 deaths a year attributed to drunk driving. This doesn’t bode well for the restaurant […]

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Will Lehman Brothers Compensate Australian Churches, Charities and Local Governmental Councils?

by jiffee July 2, 2013 Commercial Law

Ever since the financial collapse of 2008, investors from around the world have attempted to recoup their investments from American banks and financial entities. Lehman Brothers is just one example of many financial firms that failed in 2008, and it has had to deal with the aftermath of this failure. Part of this aftermath has […]

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TCPA Damages Ruled to be Remedial in Illinois

by Adam J Krohn June 20, 2013 Business Law

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) prohibits several telemarketing practices (such as sending spam faxes).  Under the TCPA there is a private right of action, along with the ability to seek $500 in damages for every violation (for every unsolicited fax) or the possibility of treble damages (when unsolicited faxes are sent willfully and knowingly).  […]

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What Consumers Should Know About Credit Cards

by Adam J Krohn June 13, 2013 Banking

(US law and generally) Credit cards can be very useful if used correctly.  However, if they are not, they can get you into a world of trouble.  On average, an US household holds about $16,000 in credit card debt.  Due to the economy, more and more debt collectors have been retained by these credit card […]

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Do You Have Errors on Your Credit Report? How to Handle Them

by Adam J Krohn June 5, 2013 Banking

(US Law) A recent study that has been released by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has found that 26 percent of consumers have a material error on at least one of their three credit reports.  Of the consumers in the study, 5 percent that had an error, once it was corrected they were placed in […]

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Liquidation Order for Controversial Cosmetic Surgery Clinic

by jiffee May 30, 2013 Company Law

The High Court recently ordered the liquidation of the Harley Medical Group, which had operated in Ireland since 1999. The company, which owed over 450,000 euros, requested liquidation and the appointment of a liquidator because it was insolvent and could not repay its debt. Justice Laffoy agreed that the company was insolvent and announced Stephen […]

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Accidents at Work

by RyanD May 15, 2013 Corporate Law

Accidents happen on the job from time to time and sometimes workers are injured. An employee may slip and fall on a wet surface, cut his finger on a meat cutter, or get hit in the head by an improperly shelved item. Additionally, some people are affected by illness or disease at work. Each of […]

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How a Young Single Mom Made it as a Paralegal

by Laura Heinz March 21, 2013 Company Law

I stumbled into the legal field by chance; however chance has provided me with a great career as a paralegal. I hope my experience may help other single parents who are thinking about ways to pursue a rewarding career in the legal field – it can be done. I became a mother when I was […]

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What is a Process Agent?

by Elemental CoSec January 15, 2013 Business Law

A process agent in the UK is someone who is appointed to accept service of legal proceedings on behalf of their client. Although, in theory, anyone can make use of this service, it is generally used by non-UK companies doing business in the UK to provide a way for the UK party to serve proceedings. Why […]

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5 Ways to Increase Your Teaching Salary

by edralyn January 4, 2013 Business Development for Law Firms

Teaching is notoriously an underpaid career. Many teachers have difficulty living off of their salaries, especially in high-cost areas, and some just barely manage to stay afloat. However, if you’re having a tough time living off what you make, there are ways to make extra money and help yourself get ahead, if you just take […]

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Non-Compete and Non-Disclosure for Entrepreneurs, Small Business Owners, Employers and Employees

by foxhovenlaw01 November 22, 2012 Business Law

(US law and general legal information) Contracts are an essential part of doing business. Whether you are signing on new clients, working to build a business from the ground up, or hiring new employees to take your business to the next level, contracts are fundamental to every business transaction. Contract law, a facet of common […]

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Future in Doubt for Chipotle Facing Several Class Actions

by mrojasruiz88 November 5, 2012 Corporate Law

2012 may prove to be a difficult year for Chipotle – the famous American Mexican food chain. Currently it is facing several class action lawsuits. In May, the U.S Department of Homeland Security penalised the company, as it was employing undocumented workers in its restaurants. That wasn’t the first time the chain was sanctioned for […]

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Meeting Environmental Legislation and ISO 50001

by QMSInt October 17, 2012 Business Law

With mounting pressure from international agreements and Green movements, the importance of energy management has increased over recent years, especially as more legislation and regulations are implemented. With pollution and energy management targets to meet, there is a constant stream of new rules to help businesses reduce their carbon footprint. However, which regulations are the […]

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OHSAS 18001 Helping to Reduce Occupational Personal Injuries

by QMSInt October 16, 2012 Accident Claims

The personal injury industry is big business in the UK. Following the legalisation of referral fees by the previous Labour government, the market is on the verge of spiralling out of control with a net worth of around £1.8 billion pounds annually for solicitors. Businesses are now taking more conscious steps to crack down on […]

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Why would I need a Shareholders’ agreement to block shareholder decisions?

by Elemental CoSec October 1, 2012 Corporate Law

Shareholders have a very important role in company decision making in terms of making changes to the company’s share capital or to its articles. However, it is only the majority whose vote will succeed. As such, shareholders may want to vary the usual rules of company law. The first instance is shareholders with a minority […]

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California Labor Law: Independent Contractor vs. Employee

by caitlin September 25, 2012 Business Law

California Labor Code section 3353 defines an Independent contractor as a “person who renders service for a specified recompense for a specified result, under the control of his principal as to the result of his work only and not as to the means by which such result is accomplished.” However, “[t]he label placed by the […]

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