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
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
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
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
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
Originally published in the November 2012 issue of Smart Business Los Angeles.
You know that picking the right name for a startup company or new product line can play a major part in its success. But name selection should…more
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
Originally published in Smart Business Northern California in October 2012.
Sales transactions between companies are a typical part of day-to-day business — whether it’s purchasing components as part of a whole product,…more
Originally published in the September 2012 issue of Smart Business Northern California.
Insurance is a vital part of running a business today for many reasons. Property and liability losses, as well as the defense of…more
Originally published in the September 2012 issue of Smart Business Los Angeles.
If you find your company facing litigation, the right lawyer can make a big difference in the outcome of the process. So, how do you know where…more
Originally published in The Brief, Volume 41, Number 4, Summer 2012.
TIPS Chair Randy Aliment’s 2011–2012 theme is Disaster Preparedness and Response. The Disaster Preparedness and Response Task Force was formed in…more
Originally pulished in the August 2012 issue of Smart Business Northern California.
Litigation is not only costly but also extremely time consuming, especially when it comes to document review and evidence procurement. But…more
Originally published in Smart Business Northern California - July 2012.
While there are benefits to classifying a worker as an independent contractor, such as not having to pay overtime or worker’s compensation, you can…more
Originally published in Smart Business Los Angeles - July 2012 Issue.
No one likes to be involved in a lawsuit — especially since they can be so expensive. However, if it should happen to your business, it’s important to…more
Reproduced with permission from Antitrust & Trade Regulation Report, 102 ATRR 780, 06/15/2012. Copyright 2012 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.
Peer-to-peer (‘‘P2P’’) file sharing software of one type or another has…more
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