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Safeguards against Data Security Breaches (Part One)
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Three Key Data Retention Questions
Newtown Shootings Could Give Rise to More Litigation, Says Pinsky
What to Expect from the Supreme Court During Obama’s Second Term
The Weekly Brief: Abu Hamza On Trial, Wells Fargo Sued, Bingham Cuts Costs
Barofsky: Govt. Complicity Provides Libor Defense
Breaking Down the NFL Concussion Class Action and the Players’ “Warrior Mentality”—Eliot Wagonheim
Whalen: Go Back To The Future To Fight Fraud With Equity Receivers
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In its recent decision in State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. v. Anderson, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 57837 (S.D. Miss. Apr. 23, 2013), the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi had occasion to consider...more
Does a title company owe a tort duty of care to its customer when conducting a title search? And, if such a duty exists and is breached, is a title insurance company vicariously liable for the title company’s negligent title...more
On August 30, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled on multiple motions to dismiss filed in four consolidated cases pending against Fannie Mae, certain former officers, and several banks, related...more
What happens after a condo corporation has been defrauded of millions of dollars? Raveena Aulakh of the Toronto Star recently provided an update on the plight of unit owners whose condo corporations were victims of a massive...more
In response to our recent post on the case of Boily v. Carleton Condominium Corp. No. 145, where board directors were held by a court to be personally responsible for legal costs incurred by a group of owners, one of our...more
The Condominium Act (the “Act”) has several provisions (sections 85, 134(5) and 135(3) which place the financial burden of obtaining compliance orders on those responsible for the non-compliance, thus relieving innocent...more
Can formatting and font size in your contracts create liability? You bet.
Believe it or not, the wrong font size and type style in a contract can get you into legal hot water. Here are a few examples from Texas law that...more
The investor subscription agreement is the third major document used in private placement securities offerings, along with the investor questionnaire and the private placement memorandum or PPM. A number of provisions...more
A private placement memorandum or PPM is the main information document for potential investors. It’s like a business plan on steroids, adding required and recommended details and legal language for an offering. It goes by...more
In a unanimous opinion filed on April 30, 2012, the Maryland Court of Appeals has established that provisions of the Maryland Consumer Protection Act apply to the information contained in a condominium resale certificate. The...more
Eleven-year-old case ends with Summary Judgment in favor of the association. Gwinnett County judge says homeowners associations may choose not to intervene in disputes over covenants....more
On March 7, 2012, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued guidance regarding examination procedures pertaining to compliance with the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 (SAFE Act or...more
You wouldn't expect that the purchase of a $1.4 million luxury condo unit would end up in court over whether the purchase included ownership in the amenities.
But that is what happened when the condo owners of a high end...more
Multiple member limited liability companies (“LLCs”) can be very useful tools for achieving asset protection . For this reason, individuals sometimes consider transferring their primary residence into an LLC. ...more
A couple of months ago we reported that the Law Society of Upper Canada had refused to grant a licence to practice law to an applicant, after having determined that the applicant was not of good character. This determination...more
Many dream of the day when they can start their own business. Unfortunately for some once the dream finally happens it ends all too soon. I am seeing many businesses that were quite successful for a number of years who have...more
Owners who take part in signing a requisition to remove a director should be carefully reviewing what they sign or they may be finding themselves involved in a lawsuit where they could be held personally liable.
Unit owner disputes between owners or between owners and the board, can often lead to individuals taking inappropriate steps and sometimes carrying out illegal activities which they justify are "for the good of the community"...more
Following up on her recent article on the grant of an injunction to enforce property rights, Michelle Farmer of Druces LLP's property litigation department examines a recent High Court decision where damages were awarded in...more
A recent High Court decision in England and Wales has demonstrated the Courts' willingness to order the removal of completed building works built in contravention of neighbouring property rights. In many such cases previously...more
In this article I give some tips to business owners on how important terms and conditions are in their sales or services contracts....more
There are 1.3 million lawyers on LinkedIn as of December 2009, and if you're not one of them, you're missing out on a huge business development opportunity.
This checklist takes you through how to Create your profile,...more
Presenting false financial information to qualify for a loan, lease, or other purpose may have no legal consequences if the provider lives up to the agreement. But if the deal goes sour,the statements can reappear and result...more
In many business disputes, it is simply not enough for a party to file a Complaint and await a trial, a year or more later, in the hopes of obtaining relief. When faced with an immediate, irreparable harm, a party’s only...more
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