Category Archives: PLI PLUS

Upcoming Webinar: Corporate Law Resources on PLUS

On Tuesday, May 26 at 3:00 p.m. ET PLI’s Library Relations Manager, Kay Mitchell, will provide a brief demo to highlight the Corporate Law resources available on Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) online research database, PLI PLUS. Kay will cover popular Corporate Law titles and review research scenarios to demonstrate key features of PLI PLUS.

POPULAR CORPORATE LAW TITLES AVAILABLE ON PLI PLUS INCLUDE:

This demo is part of PLI’s ongoing webinar series. Each month we highlight PLI’s resources in a different practice area while also demonstrating the overall functionality of the research database.  For registration and a list of upcoming webinars, visit PLI Practice Area Webinars.

Treatise Update: Friedman on Leases

Friedman on Leases (Sixth Edition) clarifies and analyzes the full range of lease provisions and conceivable landlord-tenant situations to give readers unsurpassed practical instruction on how to negotiate and draft airtight agreements that protect clients’ rights and minimize their liability exposure.

Highlights of the latest update—Release #9—include:

  • Chapter 12, Landlord’s Services and Other Obligations. Updated discussion underlines the importance of expressly specifying in the lease any services that the tenant expects to receive.
  • Chapter 13, Condemnation. Updated discussion underlines the importance for a landlord, if it is the landlord’s intent, to expressly state in the lease that upon condemnation, the lease automatically terminates (or terminates at landlord’s option) and the tenant waives any right to the condemnation award.
  • Chapter 14, Renewals. Updated discussion covers Minnesota’s statutory provisions barring retaliatory eviction, but that apply only to retaliation for complaining to a government agency or filing a suit, not complaining to the landlord.
  • Chapter 15, Purchase Options. Updated discussion includes an example of a purported election that is ineffective because it did not conform to the lease.
  • Chapter 16, Default by Tenant. New discussion explores the extent to which courts will enforce a tenant’s waiver of certain rights if the waiver is expressly set forth in the lease, and agreed upon by the parties.
  • Chapter 17, Exculpatory Clauses. Updated discussion covers how different states handle exculpatory clauses, including Alabama, California, Illinois, and Pennsylvania.
  • Chapter 21, Distraint, Landlords’ Liens and Tenant Security. The updated discussion underlines the importance for a tenant to request during lease negotiations that landlord’s assignee is required to specifically assume landlord’s obligations with respect to the return of the security and the landlord is only released if it actually delivers tenant’s security deposit to the grantee and provides tenant with notice of such transfer.
  • Chapter 25, Fixtures. Updated discussion provides another sample provision in a lease with strong tenant protections for fixtures.
  • Chapters 11, 18, 20 & 22–24 have been updated to incorporate the latest case development. To aid in your research, the Table of Authorities and Index have also been updated.

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PLI PLUS subscribers can access this title through their subscription.

Test Drive the PLI PLUS Search Widget

The PLI PLUS search widget can be embedded into any knowledge management portal, whether it’s your library’s intranet page or a standard web page, a SharePoint page or some other format. This simple search box gives your organization a direct line to more than 90,000 legal documents on PLI PLUS.

Test drive the widget right here:

Interested in adding this to your webpage? Write us at PLUS@pli.edu and we’ll send you the code.

Getting Started with PLI PLUS

New to PLI PLUS or need a refresher? Watch our new training video! This 3-minute tutorial details the search capabilities on the research platform and shows how to browse and access any book published by PLI PRESS.

If you have questions or need research assistance, send us an email at plus@pli.edu. We look forward to hearing from you!

For additional training videos and reference guides, visit the PLI Librarian Training Center.

Treatise Update: Bankruptcy Deskbook

Bankruptcy Deskbook (Fifth Edition) keeps readers up-to-date on legal developments, analyzing recent Supreme Court, court of appeals and bankruptcy court decisions. Designed as a primary source for non-specialist attorneys, this concise reference treatise acts as a step-by-step guide through the bankruptcy laws, clarifying the purpose, features, mechanics, advantages, and drawbacks of Chapters 7, 11, 12 and 13 in the era of Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA).

In this release, all fourteen chapters are updated with the most recent rulings affecting bankruptcy practice, along with expanded and clarifying discussions of existing topics. Developments discussed in this release include:

  • Small Business Cases: The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019, effective February 19, 2020, created a new form of Chapter 11—the subchapter V case—for small business debtors, offering an alternative form of relief to that provided by the small business case. See Chapter 11.
  • Domestic Support Obligations: The BAPCPA clarified the circumstances under which an obligation arising out of a marital dissolution is dischargeable by introducing the concept of the “domestic support obligation.” See Chapter 1 and Chapter 9.
  • Avoidance: The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 added a new clause to section 547(b) regarding trustee avoidance actions, the purpose of which is to require the trustee to conduct an investigation into alleged preferences, rather than simply sue anyone who the debtor’s ledger indicates received a payment in the ninety days prior to the petition. See Chapter 6.

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PLI PLUS subscribers can access this title through their subscription.

Happy National Library Week from PLI!

Greetings from our department zoom call.

It’s National Library Week, and we at PLI are especially proud to celebrate this year. Access to information is never more important than amid a global health crisis. Over the past several weeks, we’ve been in awe of the ways libraries of all types and sizes are rising to the meet the demands of this challenging period despite being forced to close physical locations. We are particularly impressed by those law librarians who—if our inboxes serve as indication—are hard at work managing resources and providing remote access during these uncertain times.

Don’t Forget! PLI PLUS Immigration Law Webinar

On Thursday, April 23 at 2:00 p.m. ET PLI’s Library Relations Manager, Kay Mitchell, will provide a brief demo to highlight the Immigration Law resources available on Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) online research database, PLI PLUS. Kay will cover popular Immigration Law titles and review research scenarios to demonstrate key features of PLI PLUS. PLI PLUS subscribers can register here.

POPULAR IMMIGRATION LAW TITLES AVAILABLE ON PLI PLUS INCLUDE:

This demo is part of PLI’s ongoing webinar series. Each month we highlight PLI’s resources in a different practice area while also demonstrating the overall functionality of the research database.  For registration and a list of upcoming webinars, visit PLI Practice Area Webinars.

Treatise Update: International Corporate Practice

International Corporate Practice: A Practitioner’s Guide to Global Success provides guidance on building a comprehensive global legal department, including advice on structuring, staffing, and budgeting, as well as the use of foreign legal consultants and outsourcing. This update includes new material designed to enable lawyers, whether in-house or outside counsel, to operate efficiently on the global stage.

Updates from the Release #15:

  • Chapter 1 contains a new section highlighting twenty trends that will likely have an impact on in-house counsel—from automation to diversity, from skills training to management structure, from partnering with outside counsel to corporate social responsibility, and much more.
  • Chapter 2 updates the discussion of the privilege in Colombia, emphasizing the penalties that may be imposed for a breach and the factors that are weighed in assessing the seriousness of the breach.
  • Chapter 3 is updated with current information about major international law firms and new discussion of lawyer referral services.
  • Chapter 4 includes new coverage of the New York Court of Appeals’ amended Rules for the Licensing of Legal Consultants.
  • Chapter 6 explores the treatment of U.S. government guidance, published in 2019, as a useful framework for corporate compliance programs. To help prosecutors evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of compliance programs, the Department of Justice, Criminal Division, released “The Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs.”
  • Chapter 9 provides updated coverage of the legal professional privilege in the United Kingdom.
  • Chapter 19 discusses money laundering and terrorism financing, including a discussion of the Indian Cosmos Bank cyberheist; the regulation of cryptocurrencies; and the trend for law enforcement to prosecute individuals responsible for the money-laundering violations of their employers, not just the employer corporations.
  •  Chapter 22 is revised throughout, with new discussions of proposed U.S. regulations that would broaden government authority, when adjudicating the admissibility of certain foreign nationals, to determine whether those individuals might become a public charge; the European Union’s creation of a European Labour Authority (ELA); and whether same-sex spouses can qualify as dependents for work authorization purposes.
  •  Chapter 27 provides expanded coverage of international efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ships, as well as to require use of approved ballast water management systems; the cleanup of contaminated sites in the United Kingdom; and environmental regulation in China, including the 2019 Law on Soil Contamination Prevention and Control.
  • Chapter 29 adds new material on the cross-border insolvency system created by the Recast EU Regulation, including treatment of an interrelated “group of companies” and the key principles of the 2019 Directive.

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PLI Current: COVID-19 Special Issue

PLI Press published a special issue of PLI Current to address the developing effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on the legal community. Covering a variety of legal issues related to COVID-19, this special issue contains a mix of original reportage, program materials and transcripts from recent PLI One Hour Briefings. Below is a list of contents along with links to individual articles.

*All articles and online programs related to the global coronavirus crisis are free to access with your PLI login. For upcoming programs, visit pli.edu/coronavirus.

  1. COVID-19: Reducing the Spread of Both Illness and Social Panic 
  2. Coronavirus: What Lawyers Need to Know: Transcript of the PLI One Hour Briefing, conducted March 10, 2020 
  3. Coronavirus: What Lawyers Need to Know (program materials)
  4. Coronavirus: Insurance Coverage for Event Cancellation, Travel and Supply Chain Losses: Transcript of the PLI One Hour Briefing, conducted March 17, 2020 
  5. Coronavirus: Insurance Coverage for Event Cancellation, Travel and Supply Chain Losses (program materials) 
  6. Investment Adviser Regulatory Update: Considerations Regarding the Coronavirus and Getting Ready for the 2020 ADV Update Season: Transcript of the PLI One Hour Briefing, conducted March 18, 2020 
  7. Investment Adviser Regulatory Update: Considerations Regarding the Coronavirus and Getting Ready for the 2020 ADV Update Season (program materials) 
  8. COVID-19 and the Cyber-Risks of Working from Home: Meeting the Challenges: Transcript of the PLI One Hour Briefing, conducted March 25, 2020 
  9. COVID-19 and the Cyber-Risks of Working from Home: Meeting the Challenges (program materials) 
  10. COVID-19 Challenges for First Quarter 2020 Form 10-Q and Annual Meetings: Transcript of the PLI One Hour Briefing, conducted March 26, 2020 
  11. COVID-19 Challenges for First Quarter 2020 Form 10-Q and Annual Meetings (program materials) 
  12. How Employers Can Manage the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic: Your Workplace Questions Asked—and Answered!: Transcript of the PLI One Hour Briefing, conducted March 26, 2020 
  13. How Employers Can Manage the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic: Your Workplace Questions Asked—and Answered! (program materials)
  14. Coronavirus Considerations: SEC Disclosure, Labor & Employment, Insurance, Litigation, Breach of Contract and Force Majeure Issues: Transcript of the PLI One Hour Briefing, conducted March 27, 2020 
  15. Coronavirus Considerations: SEC Disclosure, Labor & Employment, Insurance, Litigation, Breach of Contract and Force Majeure Issues (program materials)