12 episodes

Billy DeClercq, Esq. - a real lawyer - invites comedians and improvisers to discuss real legal cases and concepts. He helps them dissect the case, then they throw it in the improv blender to create comedic magic in completely original scenes. Then, Billy throws off his gloves and goes for the jugular by asking heavyweight questions to find out what makes his guests tick.

Laying Down the Law: Accountant Edition Billy Declercq, Esq.

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Billy DeClercq, Esq. - a real lawyer - invites comedians and improvisers to discuss real legal cases and concepts. He helps them dissect the case, then they throw it in the improv blender to create comedic magic in completely original scenes. Then, Billy throws off his gloves and goes for the jugular by asking heavyweight questions to find out what makes his guests tick.

    Flying Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    Flying Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    In this episode of Laying Down the Law: Accountant Edition, host Billy DeClercq and guests discuss a shareholders' derivative suit, Eisenberg v. Flying Tiger Line Inc. from 1971. The plaintiff, Eisenberg, claimed that his vote had been diluted. The key issue was whether it was a derivative or direct claim. The episode also includes interesting facts, such as the disappearance of Flying Tiger Flight 739 during the Vietnam War. The Case in Question:
    Eisenberg v. Flying Tiger Line, Inc. - 451 F.2d 267 (2d Cir. 1971)https://www.lexisnexis.com/community/casebrief/p/casebrief-eisenberg-v-flying-tiger-line-inc
    HOW TO EARN FREE CPE
    In less than 10 minutes, you can earn 1 hour of NASBA-approved accounting CPE after listening to this episode. Download our mobile app, sign up, and look for The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Accounting channel. Register for the course, complete a short quiz, and get your CPE certificate.
    Launch the course on EarmarkCPE to get free CPE/CE for listening to this episode.
    Download the app:
    Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/earmark-cpe/id1562599728Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.earmarkcpe.app
    Questions? Need help? Email support@earmarkcpe.com.Connect With Billy :
    LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/declercqwb Website : https://declercq.law/

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Tennessee Two-Step

    Tennessee Two-Step

    You're in for a treat with the latest episode of Laying Down the Law: Accountant Edition! Billy brings on some amazing guests who dive into a fascinating case about partnership law. The case is called Putnam v. Shoaf, and it all went down in Tennessee in 1981. The dispute centers around the sale of a partnership interest in the Frog Jump Gin Company. They also dive into all sorts of other topics related to law and comedy - so you won't want to miss a moment!
    The Case in Question: Putnam v. Shoaf, 620 S.W.2d 510 (Tenn. Ct. App. 1981)https://www.lexisnexis.com/community/casebrief/p/casebrief-putnam-v-shoaf
    HOW TO EARN FREE CPE
    In less than 10 minutes, you can earn 1 hour of NASBA-approved accounting CPE after listening to this episode. Download our mobile app, sign up, and look for The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Accounting channel. Register for the course, complete a short quiz, and get your CPE certificate.
    Launch the course on EarmarkCPE to get free CPE/CE for listening to this episode.
    Download the app:
    Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/earmark-cpe/id1562599728Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.earmarkcpe.app
    Questions? Need help? Email support@earmarkcpe.com.Connect With Billy :
    LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/declercqwb Website : https://declercq.law/

    • 52 min
    The Only Ship that Doesn't Sail

    The Only Ship that Doesn't Sail

    In this episode of Laying Down the Law: Accountant Edition, the hosts delve into the 1945 court case Fenwick v. Unemployment Compensation Committee. The case centered around the employment status of Arline Cheshire, who worked at John Fenwick's beauty shop. The court ultimately ruled that Cheshire was an employee, not a partner, and Fenwick was required to pay unemployment insurance. This case emphasizes the significance of comprehending the legal consequences of partnership agreements and carefully considering their terms. The Cases in Question:
    Fenwick v. Unemployment Comp. Com - 132 N.J.L. 185, 38 A.2d 849 (1944)https://www.lexisnexis.com/community/casebrief/p/casebrief-fenwick-v-unemployment-comp-com-848616300
    Fenwick v. Unemployment Comp. Com. - 133 N.J.L. 295, 44 A.2d 172 (1945)https://www.lexisnexis.com/community/casebrief/p/casebrief-fenwick-v-unemployment-comp-com#:~:text=Conclusion%3A,Chesire.
    HOW TO EARN FREE CPE
    In less than 10 minutes, you can earn 1 hour of NASBA-approved accounting CPE after listening to this episode. Download our mobile app, sign up, and look for The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Accounting channel. Register for the course, complete a short quiz, and get your CPE certificate.
    Launch the course on EarmarkCPE to get free CPE/CE for listening to this episode.
    Download the app:
    Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/earmark-cpe/id1562599728Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.earmarkcpe.app
    Questions? Need help? Email support@earmarkcpe.com.Connect With Billy :
    LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/declercqwb Website : https://declercq.law/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Basia, the Brats and Nina Zagat

    Basia, the Brats and Nina Zagat

    In this course, prepare to be astounded as we dive into the intriguing world of undue influence in the probate area. Join us as we unravel the case of the century involving Seward Johnson, the heir to the Johnson & Johnson fortune. Seward's life seemed like a seamless glide through prosperity—until the unexpected twist in his family's tale. Discover the captivating concept of undue influence, where a will or trust can be contested due to claims that the person who created it was unduly influenced by a cunning beneficiary. Picture this: a subsequent spouse, disinherited children, and a fortune hanging in the balance. The drama!
    More Reading: Barbara Piasecka Johnsonhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Piasecka_Johnson
    Agreement Reached in Johnson Will Casehttps://apnews.com/article/13318f579a5dc920a6104271eca3d1d2
    HOW TO EARN FREE CPE
    In less than 10 minutes, you can earn 1 hour of NASBA-approved accounting CPE after listening to this episode. Download our mobile app, sign up, and look for The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Accounting channel. Register for the course, complete a short quiz, and get your CPE certificate.
    Launch the course on EarmarkCPE to get free CPE/CE for listening to this episode.
    Download the app:
    Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/earmark-cpe/id1562599728Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.earmarkcpe.app
    Questions? Need help? Email support@earmarkcpe.com.Connect With Billy :
    LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/declercqwb Website : https://declercq.law/

    • 57 min
    Nobody Foresees Helen Palsgraf

    Nobody Foresees Helen Palsgraf

    In this episode, Billy and his guests tackle a case from the 1920s. Despite happening nearly a century ago, the case contains crucial aspects of foreseeability, negligence, and liability, which is why it is explored in many U.S. law schools today. Listen and learn more about this curious case!
    The Case in Question: Palsgraf v. Long Island R. Co. - 248 N.Y. 339https://www.lexisnexis.com/community/casebrief/p/casebrief-palsgraf-v-long-island-r-co
    HOW TO EARN FREE CPE
    In less than 10 minutes, you can earn 1 hour of NASBA-approved accounting CPE after listening to this episode. Download our mobile app, sign up, and look for The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Accounting channel. Register for the course, complete a short quiz, and get your CPE certificate.
    Launch the course on EarmarkCPE to get free CPE/CE for listening to this episode.
    Download the app:
    Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/earmark-cpe/id1562599728Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.earmarkcpe.app
    Questions? Need help? Email support@earmarkcpe.com.Connect With Billy :
    LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/declercqwb Website : https://declercq.law/

    • 54 min
    Light Up a Ballgame

    Light Up a Ballgame

    In this episode, Billy discusses the Shlensky v Wrigley case, which centers around a shareholder's push to install lights at Wrigley Field for night games. Philip K. Wrigley, the director of the Chicago Cubs, opposed the installation. The case highlights the tension between prioritizing shareholder profits and deferring to the judgment of directors. The Case in Question:
    Shlensky v. Wrigley - 95 Ill. App. 2d 173, 237 N.E.2d 776 (1968)https://www.lexisnexis.com/community/casebrief/p/casebrief-shlensky-v-wrigley
    HOW TO EARN FREE CPE
    In less than 10 minutes, you can earn 1 hour of NASBA-approved accounting CPE after listening to this episode. Download our mobile app, sign up, and look for The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Accounting channel. Register for the course, complete a short quiz, and get your CPE certificate.
    Launch the course on EarmarkCPE to get free CPE/CE for listening to this episode.
    Download the app:
    Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/earmark-cpe/id1562599728Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.earmarkcpe.app
    Questions? Need help? Email support@earmarkcpe.com.Connect With Billy :
    LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/declercqwb Website : https://declercq.law/

    • 56 min

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