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Just How Much Power Does Your LLC’s Manager Have?

In a recently published decision — Western Surety Co. v. La Cumbre Office Partners LLC — a California Court of Appeal tackled the issue of LLC managerial authority from a different angle. The central issue in the case was...more

 Be Careful About Signing USDOL Back-Wage Summaries

by Fisher Phillips on

When U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigators conclude that back-wages are due under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act or another law the Division enforces, typically they present to the employer a...more

LLC Bound By Agreement Signed By Manager’s Manager

by Allen Matkins on

Justice Kenneth R. Yegan clearly and concisely frames the question in Western Surety Co. v. La Cumbre Office Partners, LLC, 2017 Cal. App. LEXIS 77 (2017)...more

Who is authorized to bind your family business to contracts?

by Murtha Cullina on

A family business’ significant commercial relationships are usually reflected in written agreements. But who is authorized to sign those agreements and to bind the company to the terms? Typically, a company’s management will...more

Stricter Rules for Patent Assignments in Europe

Many patent offices, including the USPTO, will record a transfer of rights on the basis of a document that has been signed only by the assignor. The European Patent Office (EPO) has traditionally followed the same practice,...more

Donald Trump’s Contribution To Nevada Corporate Law (And My Book)

by Allen Matkins on

A signature block in a contract seems like a small thing, but sometimes it can lead to litigation. When an officer signs a contract, is he signing solely as agent for the corporation or might he also be signing in his...more

Contracts Where Neither or Only One Party Signs Can be Binding

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

In today’s world where circumstances can change at lightening speed, companies sometime feel compelled to act before their counsel can formalize or finalize a written contract. Similarly, there are instances where only one...more

Substantial Compliance Doctrine Will Not Override Return Signing Requirement

by Charles (Chuck) Rubin on

In a recent Tax Court case, a joint return was timely filed by a husband and wife. However, the return was filed without the wife signing the return. The IRS rejected the initially filed return and imposed late filing...more

Counterpart Execution in Scotland

by DLA Piper on

In this article, published in The Scotsman ("Sign of the times for Scots law documents"), Jonathan Gaskell looks at the introduction, into Scots law, of the Legal Writings (Counterparts and Delivery) (Scotland) Act 2015 -...more

Practical guidance on drafting and negotiating commodities contracts: Focus on Chinese counterparties with emphasis on successful...

by Reed Smith on

It is inevitable that some commodity trades end in dispute, particularly in current markets where prices are generally low and have been falling. This may happen in any jurisdiction, although this article focuses on China and...more

Do You Know Where Your Manually Signed Signature Pages Are?

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

On September 8, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission settled an enforcement action against a company for, among other violations, a failure to manually sign and retain signature pages, as required by Rule 302 of...more

USCIS Says Green Cards Without Signatures Are Acceptable I-9 Documentation

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

USCIS recently announced that permanent resident cards (also known as “green cards”) that say “signature waived”, on the front and back of where a signature would normally be located, are acceptable documents to prove...more

Stark Regulations: Technical Revisions

by Baker Ober Health Law on

The proposed Physician Fee Schedule for CY 2016 includes multiple technical revisions to the regulations implementing the Stark law. These revisions appear to be designed to provide greater clarity and flexibility with...more

Business Court Refuses To Unwind Mediated Settlement Agreement

by Brooks Pierce on

The Defendants in last week's decision in DeCristoforo v. Givens, 2015 NCBC 53 were hellbent on getting out from under a settlement they had agreed to at mediation. They offered a host of challenges to the validity of their...more

Contracting with foreign entities and electronic signature under English Law: Getting the execution right

You've managed to agree the deal; all that's left is to sign the documents. That's the easy bit, correct? So you might think, but it is important to be careful not to slip up at this final stage, particularly when contracting...more

Arbitration Agreements in Residency Contracts Offer Valuable Protections—Part III

Over the past few months, I have explained how arbitration agreements can help save your company money, and described several “best practices” for drafting arbitration agreements. As I wrote last month, getting your case...more

Please can I have your Autograph Mr Ramsay!

by Reed Smith on

You might have seen some of the recent media coverage of Gordon Ramsay’s court case relating to a personal guarantee given to his landlord that was signed using an “automated pen” operated by his estranged business partner...more

Pennsylvania Nursing Home That Failed To Sign Arbitration Agreement Cannot Seek to Enforce the Agreement

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

On January 15, 2015, the Pennsylvania Superior Court in Bair v. Manor Care of Elizabethtown, PA, LLC 2015 Pa. Super. 9 (2015) ruled that a nursing home arbitration agreement was not enforceable when the facility did not sign...more

Employment Client Alert: Court Upholds Enforceability of Ambiguous Employment Contract

In Pacific Corporate Group Holdings, LLC v. Keck, No. D062277, published December 12, 2014 (Keck), the Court of Appeal held that an employee could enforce the terms of an employment contract where the parties’ conduct showed...more

When It Comes to Confidentiality Agreements, Just Getting the Signature Is Not Enough

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Automotive suppliers and other manufacturers frequently have to share their valuable intellectual property with third parties. A supplier might need to share CAD files with another supplier to ensure that the finished product...more

Court Permits Political Candidate to Solicit Nominating Signatures on Retailer’s Private Property

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that a supermarket violated a political candidate’s state constitutional rights when the store manager prevented him from collecting nomination signatures on the sidewalk...more

Shopping for Milk, Bread and Signatures: Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Allows Solicitation of Political Nomination...

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

A recent decision issued by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts has expanded a citizen’s right to conduct political activity on a retailer’s private property. In the case, STEVEN M. GLOVSKY vs. ROCHE BROS....more

Global HR Hot Topic—October 2014: Electronic Signatures and the "Paperless Office" in International Human Resources

by White & Case LLP on

Back in the decades before information technology marginalized hard-copy HR documents, paperwork containing employee signatures and staff sign-offs continually expanded—think of job applications; offer letters; tax/social...more

You’re on Leave — Return Receipt Requested

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

An employee over-extends her FMLA leave and the employer declines to reinstate her. The employee exclaims that she never knew she was on FMLA – short term disability, sure, but not FMLA. ...more

EU adopts new regulation on cross-border electronic identification and e-signatures

The General Affairs Council, on 23 July 2013, adopted a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the Internal Market. Until the...more

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