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January 19, 2023
Burton’s Legal Thesaurus Top 10 Legal Terms and Expressions for 2022

Burton’s Legal Thesaurus Top 10 Legal Terms and Expressions for 2022

By Burton’s Legal Thesaurus Select Committee on Terminology The top ten new legal terms and expressions in law in 2022 have been chosen by the Select Committee on Terminology of Burton’s Legal Thesaurus , a reference book providing plain language and clear legal writing to the legal field over the past four decades. Published by LexisNexis and edited by Brian Burton, Associate Author. The reference tool...

December 30, 2022
California Approves New Procedure to Ratify Noncompliant Corporate Actions

California Approves New Procedure to Ratify Noncompliant Corporate Actions

California Laws Governing Business Entities Annotated California corporations now have a mechanism to retroactively remedy defective corporate actions, after lawmakers approved new procedures to allow corporations to petition the superior court to ratify corporate acts not in compliance (or purportedly not in compliance). The new legislation, similar to Delaware’s Section 204 of the DGCL enacted in 2014, allows...

December 14, 2022
To Doe or Not to Doe in Federal Court: Tips for Civil Practice Attorneys

To Doe or Not to Doe in Federal Court: Tips for Civil Practice Attorneys

By Jim Wagstaffe | Partner at Wagstaffe, von Loewenfeldt, Busch, & Radwick LLC Doe Defendants in Federal Court Young lawyers drafting their first civil complaint will tell you that the supervising partners routinely warn that it’s malpractice not to include Doe defendants to protect the statute of limitations as against unknown parties. However, to Doe defendant or not to Doe defendant in federal court...

November 30, 2022
Maryland Legislators Approve Procedures to Ratify Defective Corporate Acts and Extend Corps Created with Limited Period of Existence

Maryland Legislators Approve Procedures to Ratify Defective Corporate Acts and Extend Corps Created with Limited Period of Existence

by Eric Geringswald | CSC Maryland General Corporation Law Maryland lawmakers approved legislation in 2022 that adds a new Subtitle 7 to Article 2 of the Maryland General Corporation Law (MGCL). The new law “provides an express statutory procedure for ratification of defective corporate acts by the board of directors and, if the context requires, the stockholders of a Maryland corporation,” according to...

November 30, 2022
Latest Changes to Business Law and Court Decisions for New Jersey

Latest Changes to Business Law and Court Decisions for New Jersey

by Eric Geringswald | CSC New Jersey Laws Governing Business Entities Annotated Legal and business professionals working with New Jersey business entities need easy access to the latest business statutes and case decisions in order to effectively counsel clients and manage transactions. The 2022 edition of CSC’s New Jersey Laws Governing Business Entities Annotated is a comprehensive collection of updated...

November 30, 2022
Arizona Deskbook Captures Latest Changes to the State’s Business Laws

Arizona Deskbook Captures Latest Changes to the State’s Business Laws

by Eric Geringswald | CSC Arizona Laws Governing Business Entities Annotated CSC has just released the 2023 edition of Arizona Laws Governing Business Entities Annotated . The updated deskbook is a comprehensive collection of Arizona business law statutes legal professionals need to effectively conduct research, complete transactions, and advise clients with confidence. The 2023 edition features the full text of...

November 09, 2022
National Veterans Legal Services Program marks a year of Burn Pits Claims Assistance

National Veterans Legal Services Program marks a year of Burn Pits Claims Assistance

By National Veterans Legal Services Program Burn Pits Claims Assistance As we reflect on this Veterans Day, the National Veterans Legal Services Program ( NVLSP ) is proud to have recently marked the one-year anniversary of the launch of its Burn Pits Claims Assistance Program a program which has provided legal representation and other assistance to veterans seeking VA disability benefits for their burn pit-related...

October 27, 2022
New York Business Entity Case Law Provides Insight for Entity Management, Transactional Work

New York Business Entity Case Law Provides Insight for Entity Management, Transactional Work

By Eric Geringswald | CSC New York Business Entity Case Law A New York court found that a shareholder could bring a direct suit and not just a derivative suit to address his complaint that a shareholders agreement had been violated. The shareholder brought suit against a company in New York District Court, contending the company had engaged in conflicted transactions that rendered his options rights worthless, which...

October 27, 2022
Top Legal Issues Impacting Corrections Professionals, Inmate Litigation in 2022 – LexisNexis Corrections

Top Legal Issues Impacting Corrections Professionals, Inmate Litigation in 2022 – LexisNexis Corrections

Legal Trends in Inmate Litigation Throughout 2021 and 2022, new trends in use of force, medical care, mental health treatment, the Prison Rape Elimination Act, religious rights, and access to courts for the incarcerated emerged in corrections facilities across the United States. Jail and prison staff need a clear understanding of these trends and the surrounding laws that impact their ability to do their job effectively...

October 27, 2022
New South Dakota Deskbook is a Comprehensive Resource for Business Entity Law

New South Dakota Deskbook is a Comprehensive Resource for Business Entity Law

By Eric Geringswald | CSC South Dakota Business Entity Law CSC, in collaboration with legal publisher LexisNexis, has released the inaugural edition of South Dakota Laws Governing Business Entities Annotated to provide legal professionals in the state with the comprehensive resource they need to counsel clients, and complete transactions, and conduct business. This inaugural edition contains up-to-date South Dakota...

October 27, 2022
Florida Lawmakers Revise Service of Process Procedures, Update Corporate Income Tax

Florida Lawmakers Revise Service of Process Procedures, Update Corporate Income Tax

By Eric Geringswald | CSC Florida Corporate Income Tax Florida’s General Assembly added or amended more than 40 sections of the state’s business entity laws, including new revised procedures for service of process and changes to the corporate income tax. The changes are captured in the 2022 Edition of CSC Publishing’s Florida Laws Governing Business Entities Annotated . The 2022 edition also includes...

October 27, 2022
Colorado Approves New Laws Prohibiting Fraudulent Corporate filings, New Rules for Public Benefit Corporations

Colorado Approves New Laws Prohibiting Fraudulent Corporate filings, New Rules for Public Benefit Corporations

By Eric Geringswald | CSC Colorado Fraudulent Filings Colorado lawmakers made more than 25 changes to the state’s business entity laws during the 2022 legislative session, including a new section that prohibits fraudulent corporate filings and new rules for public benefit corporations. The new section regarding fraudulent filings prohibits these actions: A person’s name can’t be included on...

October 20, 2022
October is National Clean Energy Action Month – What Does That Mean for Your Legal Research?

October is National Clean Energy Action Month – What Does That Mean for Your Legal Research?

Climate Change Litigation Each year the U.S. Department of Energy designates October as National Clean Energy Action Month, providing guidance in energy management and optimization suggestions for both federal and civilian agencies. As agencies make progress towards meeting federal and state requirements, laws change, lawsuits happen, and are happening more frequently. According to the American Bar Association ...

October 19, 2022
Seven Essential Steps to Winning Your Motions – LexisNexis

Seven Essential Steps to Winning Your Motions – LexisNexis

By Jim Wagstaffe | Partner at Wagstaffe, von Loewenfeldt, Busch, & Radwick LLC Motions that can win your client’s case As a former judicial law clerk, teacher of judges and practice guide author, I am often asked: “How do you win motions that can win your client’s case?” I always answer with the mantra that successful motion practice is comprised of two critical elements: first, telling...

September 30, 2022
Georgia 2022 Court Decisions Provide New Insight on Business Entity Law

Georgia 2022 Court Decisions Provide New Insight on Business Entity Law

By Eric Geringswald | CSC Business and legal professionals practicing in Georgia have to stay on top of business case law to successfully manage their entities and complete transactions. A missed case could result in an incorrect application of the statute, which could jeopardize a deal or put an entity’s good standing at risk. The 2022 edition of CSCPublishing’s Georgia Laws Governing Business Entities...

September 30, 2022
Delaware Lawmakers Amend 50 Laws Impacting Businesses. Here's What You Need to Know.

Delaware Lawmakers Amend 50 Laws Impacting Businesses. Here's What You Need to Know.

By Eric Geringswald | CSC Delaware lawmakers added or amended more than 50 sections of the state’s business laws governing Delaware corporations and alternative entities during the latest legislative session. Most changes went into effect on August 1, 2022. Significant changes include the following: The Delaware General Corporation Law, or DGCL Lawmakers passed an amendment enabling Delaware corporations to...

September 16, 2022
The 25 Things They Don’t Teach You in Law School – LexisNexis

The 25 Things They Don’t Teach You in Law School – LexisNexis

By Jim Wagstaffe | Partner at Wagstaffe, von Loewenfeldt, Busch, & Radwick LLC What Law School Doesn’t Teach New Lawyers Just over a century ago, the study of law migrated from young lawyers apprenticing at the feet of their wise elders to academic study in a three-year law school curriculum. And just maybe we left something behind: the torch of lawyerly wisdom passing from generation to generation. ...

August 30, 2022
New 2022 Virginia Assembly Law Just Made Filing for LLCs Easier

New 2022 Virginia Assembly Law Just Made Filing for LLCs Easier

A new law passed by the Virginia Assembly during the 2022 session allows limited liability companies formed or operating in the state to prepay their annual registration fees for two or three years online. Until now, LLCs had to file annually or face penalties. This and other changes to Virginia’s business laws have been captured in the 2022 Edition of CSCPublishing’s Virginia Laws Governing Business Entities...

August 30, 2022
Nevada Attorneys Can Stay Current with the New Mass Legislative Changes Impacting Businesses for 2022 and Beyond Here - Read on

Nevada Attorneys Can Stay Current with the New Mass Legislative Changes Impacting Businesses for 2022 and Beyond Here - Read on

Nevada legislators amended legislation regarding the fiduciary duties of directors and to clarify and confirm that when exercising their respective powers, directors and officers of a corporation may consider all relevant facts, circumstances, contingencies or constituencies, which may include, without limitation, those itemized in NRS 78.138(4)(a): the interests of the corporation’s employees, suppliers, creditors...

August 10, 2022
Rethinking U.S. Policy on Engagement with Chinese Financial Institutions, The Banking Law Journal

Rethinking U.S. Policy on Engagement with Chinese Financial Institutions, The Banking Law Journal

By Connie M. Friesen | Harvard Kennedy School This article appears in its entirety in the July-August release of The Banking Law Journal from LexisNexis A.S. Pratt . The Journal is available for purchase on the LexisNexis Store . U.S./China Financial Relations Against the backdrop of heightened tensions between China and the United States that is accompanying the Ukraine war, this article considers practical measures...

July 29, 2022
135 Years of Matthew Bender® Publishing: What Makes Matthew Bender an Industry Standard?

135 Years of Matthew Bender® Publishing: What Makes Matthew Bender an Industry Standard?

Matthew Bender & Company There aren’t many brands that have been around to celebrate 135 years of business. And those that have are considered classics in their respective domains: soda lovers have Coca-Cola, whiskey-sippers have Jim Beam, luxury car aficionados have Mercedes-Benz. And the legal industry has LexisNexis® Matthew Bender® . From its founding in 1887 to its newest legal content expansions...

July 28, 2022
Wyoming launches Chancery Court, updates DAO laws

Wyoming launches Chancery Court, updates DAO laws

By Eric Geringswald | CSC Wyoming Chancery Court Wyoming’s Chancery Court went live in December 2021 after the state’s Supreme Court adopted final rules for the new court three months earlier. The Wyoming legislature created the Chancery Court in 2019 “to provide a forum for streamlined resolution of commercial, business, and trust cases” through the use of non-jury trials, alternative dispute...

July 28, 2022
The Latest Statutes, Case Notes, Fee Schedule, and more in the new Oklahoma Laws Governing Business Entities Annotated

The Latest Statutes, Case Notes, Fee Schedule, and more in the new Oklahoma Laws Governing Business Entities Annotated

By Eric Geringswald | CSC CSC’s Oklahoma Deskbook CSC, in collaboration with legal publisher LexisNexis, has released the inaugural edition of Oklahoma Laws Governing Business Entities Annotated to provide legal professionals with the comprehensive resource they need to counsel clients, and complete transactions, and conduct business. The resource contains up-to-date Oklahoma business entity legislation and...

June 28, 2022
Illinois to allow reinstatement of terminated LLCs in 2022

Illinois to allow reinstatement of terminated LLCs in 2022

By Eric Geringswald | CSC How Terminated Illinois LLCs can be Reinstated Illinois lawmakers have amended the state’s Limited Liability Company Act to allow LLCs to revoke the decision to terminate if done within 90 days after the effective date of the termination (or longer if the LLC pays a penalty) so long as the entity hasn’t begun to distribute assets. LLCs may now also be reinstated following termination...

June 27, 2022
What Trademark Attorneys need to know about NFTs, Crypto Assets and Metaverse Trademarks

What Trademark Attorneys need to know about NFTs, Crypto Assets and Metaverse Trademarks

Whether you're a trademark attorney or just curious about the overlap between the practice of intellectual property and cryptocurrencies, understanding the legal issues surrounding non-fungible tokens (NFTs), crypto assets, and NFTs' relation to trademarks is becoming increasingly important as more people use them. As with any new area of intellectual property law, there's room for new interpretations in...