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BLT: August 2013

The Belly of the Beast: Law Firm Insolvencies, Unfinished Business, and Jewel Waivers

Feature Articles

The Belly of the Beast: Law Firm Insolvencies, Unfinished Business, and Jewel Waivers

An overview of the unfinished business doctrine and some food for thought for attorneys who are rethinking their firms’ partnership agreements.

Public companies have welcomed the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia’s decision on July 2 to vacate and remand the SEC’s resource extraction rule (Rule 13q-1).

On July 10, the SEC adopted a new rule that will permit many private equity funds, hedge funds, and venture capital funds to use general advertising and solicitation.

The Supreme Court of Delaware recently issued a series of opinions relating to publicly traded master limited partnerships.

Inside Business Law generally features the recent work or overall mission of longstanding committees, in order to remind Section Members of resources that they may have forgotten about. This month’s IBL introduces the Committee on Captive Insurance, and also highlights the Middle Market and Small Business Committee on captive insurance.

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Question: From September 8 through 10,  Boston, Massachusetts – also known as Bean Town, the City of Notions and the Cradle of Liberty – will host the 2016 Business Law Section Annual Meeting. Which of the following is the official motto of the City of Boston?

A.  Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem

B.  Libertate defenderet, justic sectantes

C.  Ad astra per aspera

D.  Sicut patribus sit Deus nobis 

Please see Inside Business Law for the answer to this month’s Business Law Section Trivia Question.

Following the 2016 Section Annual Meeting, the September issue of Business Law Today will feature an array of highlights from the meeting in Boston. Additional topics include explaining the Defend Trade Secrets Act, diversity jurisdiction and unincorporated entities, and mitigating the threat of insolvency before it’s too late.

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Business Law Section Annual Meeting
September 8-10, 2016
Boston, MA

Miscellaneous IT Related Legal News (MIRLN) 24 July - 13 August 2016 (v19.11)

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