The 1976 Copyright Act (the “Act”) has been in effect since January 1, 1978. Since that time, the Act has provided authors (and some heirs, beneficiaries, and representatives) with the right to terminate prior grants of their...more
The Government Contracts Quarterly Update is published by BakerHostetler’s Government Contracts Practice team to inform our clients and friends of the latest developments in federal government contracting.
Seems that someone’s always thinking of you, especially if you’re Smokey Robinson and you’re about to reclaim ownership of popular songs you wrote back in the day, like “I Second that Emotion,” “The Tears of a Clown,” “The...more
In 2007, the condominium termination statute (Section 718.117 of Florida Statutes) was completely rewritten to address problems with an aging condominium inventory and declarations that typically required 100 percent of unit...more
On December 16, 2013, the Tax Court decided a case that sheds important light on the meaning of the term “substantial risk of forfeiture” under section 83 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”). The...more
Termination of a construction contract is tricky and fraught with risk. Whether the termination is for cause or for convenience, the contract must be followed to the letter for a termination to be valid. Virtually every...more
Contracts often have various provisions concerning when and how a party may terminate the contract. Typical termination provisions can cover situations in which the party terminates for cause or without cause. The...more
A recent trial experience provided an extraordinary lesson on the significant legal exposure employers face when hiring away employees from a competitor. I recently completed a jury trial in which my client obtained a $22.7...more
Does there need to be a reason for termination?
In addition to a party’s right to bring a contract to an end at common law, most engineering and construction contracts contain provisions allowing the parties to terminate...more
As a tenant's business changes, its needs and space requirements also change. If possible, a commercial tenant should anticipate the possibility of changing needs by negotiating certain beneficial options and rights into the...more
Many of you attended Dinsmore & Shohl’s Legal Hour on February 28, 2013 "Avoiding Certain Pitfalls When Terminating an Employee”.
A topic I addressed during the workshop was the “72 Hour Rule.” That is, I reminded you...more
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently awarded damages of just over $16 million against Thomas Weisel Partners Canada Inc. (now Stifel Nicolaus Canada Inc.) for failing to close on a bought deal private placement...more
A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court in Stetson Oil & Gas Ltd. v. Stifel Nicolaus Canada Inc. highlights the importance of including termination rights in bought deal letters and other engagement letters used in...more
The recent severe winter weather left behind legal and financial problems even deeper than the snow. But it may also have presented you with resources for help that you weren't previously aware of. Businesses may wish to act...more
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