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Jennifer Acheson

Benefits of mediation -- How to resolve business conflicts without costly litigation

Abraham Lincoln may have been the first lawyer to recognize the pitfalls of litigation but certainly not the last. He noted that: “The nominal winner is often a real loser — in fees, expenses and waste of…more

Client Services, Mediation

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Robert P. Andris

IP Case Alert - Nov 2012

In This Issue: Nominal Fair Use Doctrine Bars Winchester Mystery House Trademark Infringement; Fees Clause In Purchase Order And Invoice Entitled Fabric Wholesaler To Attorney’s Fees For Claims Made By Clothing…more

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Lawrence Borys

Product liability -- How to protect your business in a global economy

A global economy means product manufacturers should take a broader perspective when addressing issues related to product liability. “They have always had to worry about warnings and product defect issues, but now with a…more

Bank Records, Defect, Liability, Manufacturers, Manufacturing Defects

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James Hyde

Product warning labels - How well-written product warning labels can lessen a company’s liability

When screwdrivers were created, they had an obvious use — to turn screws. But over time people started using them as chisels and pry bars, which led to injuries and the addition of warning labels that laid out the proper use of…more

Labeling, Liability, Warning Labels

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Todd Wenzel

Landlord-tenant relations -- How to deal with a commercial landlord and what to do if you end up in a dispute

Originally published in the November 2012 issue of Smart Business Northern California. Commercial landlords are generally attentive, sophisticated people that are in the business to rent space. They have a reputation at…more

Commercial Leases, Landlords, Tenants

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Matthew Zumstein

Don’t Let Your Client’s Assets Go Up In Smoke When They Discover That Their Tenant Is Growing or Manufacturing Drugs In Their Rental Property

Your next-door neighbors may look like normal, law-abiding citizens, but you never really know what they’re hiding beneath their homes – like a largescale marijuana grow operation, perhaps? One such operation was uncovered in a…more

Drug Manufacturers, Illegal Drugs, Marijuana, Marijuana Cultivation

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