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While those who work project by project are integral part of the U.S. workforce, a startup needs to take measures of protection.
Your Business' Legal Game Plan for the Summer Slowdown
While your company's pace is at a manageable hum, check for overlooked permitting issues and that all operations comply with regulations.
Have a Client Who Is Not Paying? Sue.
Perhaps the most undesirable customer is the one who avoids your invoices, emails and calls. If so, small claims court may be your best bet.
The New Legal Economy and What It Means for Small Companies
So far, most of the Internet resources for hiring lawyers have targeted price not quality. But now innovative options are emerging that might shake up the marketplace.
3 Pitfalls to Avoid in Licensing Agreements
Of course your lawyer has to review your licensing contract but make certain you know what the lawyer may not.
Online Bargain Hunters: Are You Buying Stolen Goods?
How to spot potential theft when shopping online.
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How to Triage Your Intellectual Property Needs
While this protection can rack up a bill, businesses will gain certain competitive advantages in the process.
Airbnb Wins in New York, For Now
A New York State Supreme Court judge threw out the subpoena requesting Airbnb user records.
Understand This Before Joining the Family Business
Our expert suggests getting a formal operating agreement hammered out before investing time or money in the venture.
OK, You Can Sue Us: General Mills Scraps Controversial Terms of Service Updates
Bowing to customer outrage, the food giant has done an about-face on its terms of service.
Dislike: If You 'Like' General Mills on Facebook, You Can't Sue the Company
The American food manufacturer has made an unprecedented sneaky, (anti)social media move to keep itself out of court.
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Citing a Celeb in an Ad? The First Amendment May Not Protect You.
A recent court ruling finds companies aren't protected from suits by public figures if corporate ads feature them without prior consent.
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Paula Deen Abruptly Shuts Down Restaurant Without Informing Employees
The former Food Network star shuttered Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House, which she co-owned with her brother for over 10 years.
Does Your Business Put You at Risk of Lawsuits?
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.
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