Rutledge & Yaghmai

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Alabama Home-Based Businesses: Are They Legal?

If you are thinking about starting an Alabama business, basing it out of your home is often the most affordable option. In fact, more than half of all U.S. businesses are based out of an owner’s home. However, it is important to…more
| Business Organizations

Alabama Business Law: Spotlight on Mergers

With all of the talk about Martin Marietta Materials Inc.’s proposed hostile takeover of Birmingham-based Vulcan Material’s Co., we want to give our readers a brief overview of the federal laws regarding mergers and…more
| Business Organizations

Starting a New Company? Why You Need an Alabama Business Attorney

When launching a new enterprise, there are two types of professionals that can make your life a whole lot easier—an attorney and an accountant. While they play different roles, both are key to ensuring that your new venture is a…more
| Business Organizations, Business Torts

Protecting Your Alabama Business from Identity Theft

While many might believe that identity theft is limited to individuals, the truth is that criminals are increasingly targeting Alabama small businesses. Most often, business identity theft is used to illegally obtain cash,…more
| Business Organizations

Will Investor Presentation Hold Off Hostile Takeover Bid for Alabama Business?

Vulcan Materials Co. has taken its battle with Martin Marietta Materials Inc. to the Internet. The Birmingham-based company has posted an investor presentation online that details reasons that Vulcan shareholders should reject…more
| Business Torts

Immigration Law Update: Alabama DOR Clarifies Definition of “Business Transaction”

The state Revenue Department has altered course regarding a key provision of Alabama’s tough new immigration law. The department now says several common transactions at county courthouses are no longer considered “business…more
| Business Torts

Creditors Argue Jefferson County Has No Business in Bankruptcy Court

Jefferson County has no legal grounds to be in municipal bankruptcy proceedings, the county’s creditors argued in a court filing earlier this month. After several hearing and numerous court filings, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Thomas…more
| Business Organizations

Patient Sues Dentist Over Contract Banning Bad Publicity

A dissatisfied patient with a bill totaling nearly $4,800 has filed a lawsuit to overturn a contract he signed with his dentist. He claims the agreement, which bars him from criticizing the dentist, is unconscionable. …more
| Business Organizations

Is Your Alabama Business Having a Holiday Party?

Despite the struggling economy, many Alabama businesses will still hold annual holiday celebrations, according to a new survey from Challenger Gray & Christmas Inc. In fact, nearly 70 percent of companies across the country…more
| Business Organizations

The Top Legal Implication of Alabama’s Immigration Law

Over the past few weeks, we have been discussing the numerous business and legal implications of Alabama’s controversial immigration law. In this post, we would like to share an insightful list put together by the Center for…more
| Taxation

Are Tax Breaks on the Horizon for Alabama Businesses?

State lawmakers are working on legislation that would provide payroll tax abatements to Alabama businesses considering expanding their facilities. The idea is that the tax incentive will bolster job creation, which will offset…more
| Taxation

Owner of Alabama Car Dealership Labeled “Taliban Toyota” Awarded $7.5 Million

The owner of a large southwest Alabama car dealership labeled by a competitor as “Taliban Toyota” has been awarded $7.5 million in damages after a jury trial for his slander claim. The jury deliberated for just three hours…more
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Are Your Alabama Business Contracts Hitting the Mark?

If your company faced an Alabama business lawsuit, would your contracts hold up in court? If you are less than certain, we invite you to check out the following guidelines for drafting a clear and enforceable business…more
| Business Torts

Alabama Immigration Law: Is It Bad News for the Local Economy?

As the debate over the impact of the state’s controversial immigration law continues rage, a new study has been released that sheds some light on the potential economic fallout that residents and Alabama business owners can…more
| Business Organizations, Immigration Law

Collecting Taxes Over the Internet: What Your Alabama Business Needs to Know

For Alabama businesses, selling your products online allows you to tap into a much larger customer base and can often generate increased profits. However, it is also important to consider the increased legal obligations that…more
| Business Organizations
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