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California Court Issues Non-Competition Order

Covenants not to compete have been in legislative disfavor in California since 1872. This animus is currently codified at Section 16600 of the Business and Professions Code which provides that with certain statutory...more

Divorces, Community Property and Patents — the Problem of the Ex-Spouse

Many universities have standard patent assignment agreements that assign inventions of a university employee to the university. But what if the inventor is married? Or, what if the inventor marries during his or her...more

Business Owners – Is Now the Time to Sell?

As business revenues and values have declined over the past number of years, many owners delayed the possible departure from their business through retirement or sale, either waiting for things to get better, or as result of...more

Workin' for a Livin': Commission Based Pay and Bankruptcy

For those out there that earn a living on commission, bankruptcy poses special problems and risks. In this article I discuss some of the issues that arise when Realtors, car salesmen, and insurance agents file for...more

New Challenge to the Federal Defense of Marriage Act

On September 15, 2009, a bill (H.R. 3567, entitled the "Respect for Marriage Act of 2009") was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and to "ensure respect for...more

Bearss v City of Rutland

Complaint

The complaint is an example of a Section 1983 claim against a municipality for violation of an employees constitutional rights. ...more

The ABC's of Immigration: Immigration Options for Gay, Lesbian, and Transgendered Individuals

As the world becomes a smaller place through globalization, more and more individuals are traveling abroad, for pleasure, for school, and for employment. Individuals who are in gay or lesbian relationships face difficulties...more

MICROENTERPRISES: Developing South Memphis, Inside Out

MICROENTERPRISES: Developing South Memphis, Inside Out, written by Vanessa M. Cross and submitted in partial satisfaction of the Poverty Law Seminar (Prof. Lee A. Harris, Faculty of Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the...more

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