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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

The arrests come just days after heated protests by taxi drivers in the French capital.

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.

The Type of Insurance You Need for Your New Business

Learn how to protect yourself from unexpected issues by having the right type of insurance coverage.

6 Ways to Protect Your Home in a Lawsuit

Don't let the memories and money you've invested in your home get taken away. Find out how to protect your home from business creditors.

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