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The Jig Is Up

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Be sure you're not hoodwinking your customers--or you might risk a nasty run-in with the FTC.
May 1, 2004 in Legal Center

Keep 'Em Coming

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A deal that goes smoothly just might lead to future opportunities. Here's how to pave the way.
May 1, 2004 in Legal Center

Search Party

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If you need to find a good attorney, forget the Yellow Pages and hop online.
March 1, 2004 in Legal Center

Neither Fish Nor Fowl

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Test the regulatory waters early if your product doesn't fit into a recognizable category.
February 1, 2004 in Legal Center

Against Your Will

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Drowning in debt? If so, you should know about a legal maneuver creditors can use to force bankruptcy.
January 1, 2004 in Legal Center

Avoiding Holiday Lawsuits

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How to protect your company so the partying doesn't get out of hand
December 3, 2003 in Legal Center

This Means War

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Put up your best fight to protect your network, or you could be held liable for damages to customers.
November 1, 2003 in Legal Center

Equal Time?

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Under a new ruling, you may have to let unions use your e-mail system to promote their platform.
September 1, 2003 in Legal Center

Protecting Your Ideas When Selling Online

The difference between copyrights, trademarks and patents and what they mean to your product or service
July 28, 2003 in Legal Center

Better Safe . . .

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Does your product need a warning label? Don't get burned--consider all the potential dangers.
July 1, 2003 in Legal Center

Letting a New Partner "Earn" Their Way In

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How to set up an earn-in agreement to the benefit of both you and your co-owner
June 2, 2003 in Legal Center

Word Games

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Beware of ambiguous language in your contracts, and you'll avoid the headache of court battles.
June 1, 2003 in Legal Center

Criminal Records

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Under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, you'd better think twice before destroying those business documents.
May 1, 2003 in Legal Center

It's All Talk

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You don't have to tear your hair out every time you read a contract that's chock-full of legalese.
May 1, 2003 in Legal Center

Witness Protection

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What will a new whistle-blower clause mean to you and the way you do business?
April 1, 2003 in Legal Center

When Your Business Crosses State Lines

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The legal and tax implications of doing business in more than one state
March 17, 2003 in Legal Center

Closing Down Your Business Permanently

If you're shuttering your business for good, there's more to it than drawing the blinds.
March 10, 2003 in Legal Center

Private Business

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The word from HIPAA is to keep it zipped when it comes to employee health issues.
March 1, 2003 in Legal Center

A Fran-What?!

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Surprise! You may be involved in a franchise relationship and not even know it.
March 1, 2003 in Legal Center

Managing Your Lawyer: Some Finer Points

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Answers to some common questions that may arise when dealing with a lawyer
January 6, 2003 in Legal Center

Instant Mess

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Grab the spackle. Instant messaging is the latest crack in your security.
January 1, 2003 in Legal Center

Asking for a Fight

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You have to get tough with transgressors if you want to protect your intellectual property.
January 1, 2003 in Legal Center

Seeking Counsel

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Closing on a big deal and need an attorney? Here's how to find a deal-maker, not a deal-breaker.
January 1, 2003 in Legal Center

LLC 101

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Everything you ever wanted to know about forming your company as an LLC--and then some
December 9, 2002 in Legal Center

Shred of Evidence

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Learn a lesson from Arthur Andersen: Destroying documents makes you look bad.
December 1, 2002 in Legal Center

How to Lower the Risks of Competing With Your Former Boss

Before you take on your ex-employer head-to-head, make sure you understand the legal implications of this oft-risky venture.
November 11, 2002 in Legal Center
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