Legal Issues

Starting Your Own Brewery? Here's Your Legal Primer.
Starting a Business

Starting Your Own Brewery? Here's Your Legal Primer.

Find out what legal hoops you'll need to jump through before starting a craft brewing business.
Amazon Must Face Trademark Lawsuit Over Search Results
Legal Issues

Amazon Must Face Trademark Lawsuit Over Search Results

A watchmaker says the online retailer's search results can cause confusion for potential customers.
Another Peer-to-Peer Startup Just Turned Its Contract Workers Into Employees
Legal Issues

Another Peer-to-Peer Startup Just Turned Its Contract Workers Into Employees

California's ruling that an Uber driver must be classified as an employee is rippling across the sharing economy.
Claire Zillman
Why More Overtime Could Be Bad for Employees
Economics

Why More Overtime Could Be Bad for Employees

One study suggests that the worst impact of making more workers eligible for overtime would be not on the companies or their shareholders, but on the workers themselves.
Anne Fisher
The Legal Lowdown on Starting a Brewery or Distillery
Starting a Business

The Legal Lowdown on Starting a Brewery or Distillery

Find out what legal hoops you'll need to jump through in your state before starting a craft alcoholic beverage business.
Supreme Court Declines to Hear Google's Appeal in Oracle Case
Legal Issues

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Google's Appeal in Oracle Case

The move means Oracle is allowed to seek licensing fees for the use of its Java programming language.
Two Uber Execs Reportedly Arrested in Paris
Uber

Two Uber Execs Reportedly Arrested in Paris

The arrests come just days after heated protests by taxi drivers in the French capital.
Same-Sex Marriage Is Legal Nationwide, Supreme Court Rules
Legal Issues

Same-Sex Marriage Is Legal Nationwide, Supreme Court Rules

In a landmark decision, the court said same-sex couples across the U.S. have the right to marry.
Employee, Not Contractor: What the Uber Ruling Means for the Sharing Economy
Sharing Economy

Employee, Not Contractor: What the Uber Ruling Means for the Sharing Economy

When a peer-to-peer startup is forced to classify workers as employees, not contractors, what are the implications? Attorney Jaia Thomas explains.
Laura Entis
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Google Patent Appeal Over Street View
Legal Issues

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Google Patent Appeal Over Street View

The tech giant will indeed need to defend claims that its Street View mapping software violates patents held by someone else.
California Ruling Seen Unlikely to Dent Value of Uber, Other Startups
Legal Issues

California Ruling Seen Unlikely to Dent Value of Uber, Other Startups

However, the ruling to classify a San Francisco-based driver as an employee instead of an independent contractor could potentially change how sharing-economy companies operate.
How to Find, Buy and Turn Around a Fixer-Upper Business
Buying a Business

How to Find, Buy and Turn Around a Fixer-Upper Business

Here's what you need to know if you plan on rehabbing an existing business.
Michelle Goodman
HP Pays $100 Million to Settle Shareholder Lawsuit Over Autonomy Acquisition
Legal Issues

HP Pays $100 Million to Settle Shareholder Lawsuit Over Autonomy Acquisition

The tech company was accused of making 'false and misleading' statements about Autonomy's value.
Retail Giant American Apparel Gets Restraining Order Against Its Founder
Legal Issues

Retail Giant American Apparel Gets Restraining Order Against Its Founder

The company wants nothing to do with Dov Charney anymore.