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Dislike: If You 'Like' General Mills on Facebook, You Can't Sue the Company
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The American food manufacturer has made an unprecedented sneaky, (anti)social media move to keep itself out of court.
April 17, 2014 in Business News
The Biggest Legal Mistake Entrepreneurs Make

The Biggest Legal Mistake Entrepreneurs Make

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Often entrepreneurs try to cut corners to save costs. But doing so with your legal documents, may end up costing you more down the road.
April 17, 2014 in Starting a Business
The 3 Hires I Wish I'd Made Sooner

The 3 Hires I Wish I'd Made Sooner

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Here are the commonly overlooked positions that will help you smooth out operations at and help grow your company.
April 14, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Sriracha Factory Given 90-Day Ultimatum as Spicy Fumes Declared a 'Public Nuisance'

Sriracha Factory Given 90-Day Ultimatum as Spicy Fumes Declared a 'Public Nuisance'

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With residents of Irwindale, Calif., complaining of a burning sensation in their eyes and throats, a Sriracha factory must clean up shop.
April 10, 2014 in Business News
Does a 6-Hour Workday Lead to Better Productivity? Sweden's About to Find Out.

Does a 6-Hour Workday Lead to Better Productivity? Sweden's About to Find Out.

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An economic experiment set to be held in Sweden's second largest city, Gothenburg, will see the hours of an average workday slashed in hopes of enhancing productivity.
April 9, 2014 in Lifestyle
Franchisees Sue Papa Murphy's as Pizza Chain Prepares for IPO

Franchisees Sue Papa Murphy's as Pizza Chain Prepares for IPO

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More than 20 franchisees have accused Papa Murphy's of failing to release necessary information in franchise disclosure documents.
April 9, 2014 in Franchises
3 Practical Ways to Save on Attorney Fees

3 Practical Ways to Save on Attorney Fees

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Your attorney's billable hours can stack up fast, so here are some tips that can lower your bill.
April 9, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Bankrupt Quiznos Settles With Franchisees in Cost Dispute

Bankrupt Quiznos Settles With Franchisees in Cost Dispute

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The bankrupt sandwich chain has reached a settlement with 12 defunct franchisees who were suing the company for about $40 million.
April 8, 2014 in Franchises
By Cutting Out Content Providers, Is Aereo Gaming the System?

By Cutting Out Content Providers, Is Aereo Gaming the System?

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Startup's streaming of live TV content on the internet will be at the center of a Supreme Court case soon.
April 2, 2014 in Technology
Does Your Business Put You at Risk of Lawsuits?

Does Your Business Put You at Risk of Lawsuits?

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Things don’t always go as planned. The more you know ahead of time, the better you can prepare in order to minimize your risk.
March 28, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Mario Batali's Eataly Forced to Close Wine Store for Six Months

Mario Batali's Eataly Forced to Close Wine Store for Six Months

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Eataly violated a code that prohibits businesses from concurrently operating a wine store while importing or manufacturing one's own wines.
March 27, 2014 in Business News
Apple Engineer Provides Rare Glimpse Into iPhone Invention Secrets

Apple Engineer Provides Rare Glimpse Into iPhone Invention Secrets

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As Apple prepares to wage yet another patent suit against Samsung, a key engineer is sharing insight into the enigmatic company's creative processes.
March 27, 2014 in Technology
Thank You Very Much, Now Stop: Putting an End to Excessive Lawyering

Thank You Very Much, Now Stop: Putting an End to Excessive Lawyering

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Excessive lawyering is the client’s natural enemy. Here are a few pieces of advice on how to make sure you are on the same page as your lawyer and your expectations are met.
March 26, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Writing Social Media Guidelines for Your Company? Tread Carefully.

Writing Social Media Guidelines for Your Company? Tread Carefully.

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Be aware of rules that protect employees' freedom of speech as well as the firm's ability to safeguard trade secrets and confidential business information.
March 25, 2014 in Social Media
Want a Celebrity Endorsement on Twitter? 3 Legal Precautions to Know.

Want a Celebrity Endorsement on Twitter? 3 Legal Precautions to Know.

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Before you shell out cash for a new e-spokesperson, make sure you're in the clear so no issues pop up later.
March 25, 2014 in Marketing
Counteracting Copyright and Trademark Infringement Online

Counteracting Copyright and Trademark Infringement Online

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Take protective measures and find out how enforcement actions can provide your businesss relief.
March 24, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Sticky Fingers: Man Claims IHOP Stole His 'Pancake Pile' App

Sticky Fingers: Man Claims IHOP Stole His 'Pancake Pile' App

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An app creator is reportedly suing IHOP's parent company for copying his 'Pancake Pile' app.
March 21, 2014 in Franchises
Tell Us: Is Michigan's 'Free College Tuition' Proposal a Good One?

Tell Us: Is Michigan's 'Free College Tuition' Proposal a Good One?

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A new law awaiting action in Michigan aims to realize the far-off dream of free college education, though there's a catch.
March 20, 2014 in Lifestyle
When Entrepreneurs Should Be Concerned About Copyrighting and Trademarking

When Entrepreneurs Should Be Concerned About Copyrighting and Trademarking

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Dealing with legalities like copyright and trademarks can be a confusing (and costly) matter for entrepreneurs. Our expert attorney Doug Wolf provides some insight into this gray area.
March 19, 2014 in Starting a Business
GoldieBlox and Beastie Boys Settle Legal Dispute

GoldieBlox and Beastie Boys Settle Legal Dispute

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The startup toymaker has reached a settlement with the band, which includes a public apology and donation to charity on the part of GoldieBlox.
March 18, 2014 in Business News
Uber, Lyft Expand Insurance to Cover Drivers Between Rides

Uber, Lyft Expand Insurance to Cover Drivers Between Rides

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Ridesharing startups Uber and Lyft are working to bridge the 'insurance gap' with updated protection policies for their drivers.
March 14, 2014 in Business News
EU Wants U.S. to Stop Using European Cheese Names

EU Wants U.S. to Stop Using European Cheese Names

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A not-so-'grate' proposal from the European Union to ban U.S. cheese makers from using names like Parmesan and Feta is stinking up trade negotiations.
March 12, 2014 in Business News
After Assault Footage Goes Viral, Perpetrator Sues Google for $200 Million

After Assault Footage Goes Viral, Perpetrator Sues Google for $200 Million

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Twenty-four-year-old Antonio Ynoa is suing Google, YouTube and Dailymotion over video footage that captured him drunkenly attacking a JetBlue airline attendant in 2011.
March 11, 2014 in Lifestyle
How to Find the Right Lawyer for You

How to Find the Right Lawyer for You

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It's important that you actually like your attorney, and that you understand the fee structure.
March 6, 2014 in Grow Your Business
3 Routes to Register Your Business Name

3 Routes to Register Your Business Name

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Your name is your brand, so it's important to protect it. Oh, and it's the law.
March 6, 2014 in Starting a Business
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