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Argument Outline: Why Religious Freedoms Apply to For-Profit Corporations
Acton Institute (blog)May 22, 2014

But in a recent article in the Harvard Law Review, Alan Meese and Nate Oman make the case that the most natural reading of the term 'person' in RFRA includes for-profit corporations, and why they should be afforded the same religious freedoms as ...more »

Companies (Jersey) Law 1991 - Significant Upcoming Amendments
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)May 22, 2014

On 21 May 2014 the States of Jersey adopted the Companies (Amendment No.11) Jersey Law 2014 ("Amendment 11"), representing the most significant amendment to Jersey's company law in recent years. The changes include many innovations which are ...more »

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Delaware Legislation Banning Fee-Shifting in Bylaws and Charters
The National Law ReviewMay 30, 2014

In a swift response to the Delaware Supreme Court's May 8 opinion holding that fee-shifting bylaws are facially valid (ATP Tour v. Deutscher Tennis Bund), members of the Delaware bar, representing both plaintiffs and corporations, proposed legislation...more »

Using Delaware Corporate Bylaws and Charters to Set the Rules for ...
The National Law ReviewMay 30, 2014

In a decision issued in March 2014, for example, a federal district court in Massachusetts denied the plaintiffs' motion to invalidate a REIT bylaw that required shareholders to arbitrate claims against the trust or its officers or employees. The court ...more »

The Directors Registration And Licensing Law, 2014
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)May 30, 2014

Under the Law all directors of regulated mutual funds and of entities which are registered as excluded persons pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 4 of schedule 4 of the Securities Business Law (Revised) (each referred to as "covered entities") will be ...more »

Why Consider A Benefit Corporation?
ForbesMay 30, 2014

A benefit corporation is the term used when a company is created under corporate law and should not be confused with a “B Corp,” which refers to a company that is certified by B Lab to meet specific standards for social and environmental performance.more »

Zia Consulting Launches Easy Legal ECM For Law Firms & Corporate Legal
ECM Connection (press release)May 30, 2014

Whether in an Am Law 100 law firm or a Fortune 500 corporate legal department, for many organizations the choice of a document management system has been limited to a small number of legacy vendors with complex and costly offerings that users are ...more »

Zia Consulting Launches Easy Legal ECM for Law Firms & Corporate Legal
PR Web (press release)May 30, 2014

Easy Legal ECM delivers document and records management for law firms and corporate legal departments that's as simple as using email or file systems, with the power of enterprise-class CMS features and functionality. Whether in an Am Law 100 law firm ...more »

Zia Consulting Launches Easy Legal ECM for Law Firms & Corporate Legal
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)May 30, 2014

Zia Consulting, Inc., the leading provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Document Capture solutions, announced today the launch of Easy Legal ECM solutions. Easy Legal ECM delivers document and records management for law firms and ...more »

Corporate Law Departments Embracing More Risk and Using Data to Control ...
Insurance News NetMay 29, 2014

ACC also highlighted that the leading corporate law departments are reorganizing staffs and improving processes for complex legal matters, including insourcing compliance work and improving predictability in mergers and acquisitions and toxic tort...more »

Debevoise, S&C on Nestle-Valeant Deal: Business of Law
BloombergMay 29, 2014

Five lawyers from K&L Gates LLP, including partners Jonathan Goldberg and Stephanie Greer Fulcher, are joining the real estate practice in Troutman Sanders LLP's Charlotte, North Carolina, office. Goldberg and Greer Fulcher have worked with banks, ...more »

2014 Primerus Business Law Institute Symposium Held May 15 in New York
BusbywayMay 28, 2014

Together with Thomson Reuters, the International Society of Primerus Law Firms held the Business Law Institute Symposium on May 15, 2014 in New York, NY. The event attracted nearly 100 attendees including fifty in-house counsel and corporate ...more »

US Labor Law And Child Labor In Corporate Supply Chains
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)May 28, 2014

As Human Rights Watch observes in its report, however, "U.S. laws and policies governing child labor in tobacco are inconsistent with or in violation of international conventions on the rights of children." This inconsistency extends beyond just the ...more »

Top corporate lawyer suspended for comments that led to 'Scud Stud a Dud ...
ABA JournalMay 28, 2014

Updated: One of Canada's top corporate lawyers has been suspended from practice for four months for her role in a negative 2008 news column about a former NBC war correspondent running for a seat on the Alberta legislature. Kristine Robidoux admitted ...more »

Top corporate lawyer suspended for comments that led to 'Scud Stud a Dud ...
ABA JournalMay 28, 2014

One of Canada's top corporate lawyers has been suspended from practice for four months for her role in a negative 2008 news column about a former NBC war correspondent running for a seat on the Alberta legislature. Kristine Robidoux admitted Monday ...more »

Why Are Activist Investors Drawn To Canada?
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)May 28, 2014

Wider Scope for activists to call meetings: Under the Canada Business Corporations Act, the holders of only 5% of the voting equity are able to requisition a shareholders' meeting on 21 days' notice. By contrast, Delaware corporate law permits only the ...more »

Demonstrate legal current awareness through blogging
Real Lawyers Have Blogs (blog)May 27, 2014

Practice of law current awareness, specifically, knowing about the latest cases, legislation, regulations, etc., needs to focus on the impact on the client's business. Law firms representing pharmaceutical companies and the corporate legal departments ...more »

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