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How to Legally Protect Your Home If Your Business Is Sued

Before starting up, it's important to set up protections for your personal assets, including your home. Here, attorney Mark Kohler explains.

Seven Tech Tools for Fighting Retail Crime

Store owners can choose from a greater variety of tools to try to prevent theft by both shoplifters and employees.

How to Choose the Best Legal Entity for Your Business

Choosing a legal entity can be complicated, but it can help protect your business's assets. Attorney Mark Kohler explains.

How to Protect Your Business from a Rogue Employee

As movie studios go after those who've illegally uploaded their content to the Internet, business owners should determine their recourse should an employee cross the line on your dime.

What Your Business Can Learn From Apple's Battle with Samsung

If you think a competitor copied your patented products or services, here are some ways to stand in the way of their efforts.

Employees' Facebook Pages Are Private, Until They're Not

New York court ruling muddies the waters surrounding what employers can and cannot demand of their employees' social media activities.

Lessons Learned from Scary Business Mistakes

Young entrepreneurs often share common stumbles. Here are three tips to avoid making the same startup mistakes.

Why Tech 'Treps are Up in Arms over the PROTECT IP Act

Tech entrepreneurs have lambasted a new bill that they say could stifle startups and innovation. Here's what you need to know about the PROTECT IP Act.

Protecting Your Knowledge -- and Your Business

If you're in the business of selling information -- from books and podcasts to seminars and consulting -- protect your information and your business with these legal steps.

How to Protect Your Intellectual Property Rights

Created as a pressure release for patent office overload, the controversial America Invents Act may give big business the edge in securing patents. Here's a guide to protecting your intellectual property rights in the post-act age.

When a Win for Wal-Mart Is a Win for Small Business

The U.S. Supreme Court prevented a class action discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart from going forward. But that decision could also embolden small businesses.

Don't Let Sweat Equity Create 'Phantom Income'

How to set up an LLC without creating taxable income for your sweat-equity partner

Test Your Structural Integrity

Why your business structure could be eating away at your company's bottom line

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The Law & Your Business

Good Sports

Who's liable for injuries to a company athletic team?

Fee-dom of Choice

Do you know your legal service billing alternatives?

Good Libations?

Not if you give employees too much to drink at the company holiday party. Consider these sobering facts.

It'll Cost Ya

Know how your lawyer tallies up your legal tab.

House Rules

Before you let your people work at home, find out what you're liable for--and cover your bases.

Rock the Vote?

When you're trying to help get a candidate elected, noncompliance with campaign rules can cost your business a lot more than just a fat donation check.

Search Party

If you need to find a good attorney, forget the Yellow Pages and hop online.

Better Safe . . .

Does your product need a warning label? Don't get burned--consider all the potential dangers.

Managing Your Lawyer: Some Finer Points

Answers to some common questions that may arise when dealing with a lawyer

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