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  • Review of The Owner/Design Professional Agreement from The Design Professional's Perspective

    This article reviews some of the issues addressed in a standard Owner/Design Professional Agreement, outlines concerns from the Design Professionalís perspective, and discusses how the Design Professional can reduce liability on a project and ensure equitable adjustments to the contract price and schedule for changed or additional design services. The agreement contemplated by this article is one to be used as part of a traditional design-bid-build approach.

  • Lack Of Complete Diversity Of Citizenship Of Members Of Equine LLCs Requires Dismissal Of Federal Action

    The issue of diversity of citizenship is of particular interest to equine ownership and contract disputes, because many equine-related entities are organized as limited liability companies (LLCs). The citizenship of LLCs is subject to a different rule than the citizenship of corporations, a distinction that may escape the attention of attorneys.

  • Understanding E-Discovery

    Few changes to the rules of procedure have been as groundbreaking as those pertaining to discovery of electronically stored media, or e-discovery. Although e-discovery has been slow to make much impact on some areas of legal practice, its effects on litigation are beginning to spread to even the most simple of cases, requiring more and more people to form at least a basic understanding of what it is, how it works, and what their obligations could be in a lawsuit.

  • Suggestions for Those About to Take Part in a Deposition

    The purpose of a discovery deposition is for an attorney or a party in a case to find out as much as they can about the facts of a law suit. If you are a party to the case, you will likely have a good idea of what to expect, ideally through the advice of your attorney. But, if you are either unrepresented or not a party to a case, this guide should help you understand how to behave, what is at stake, and what your obligations are.

  • The Ghost Rider Returns - In a Copyright Work For Hire Trial

    A fan of comic books and motorcycle gang movies, in the 1950s Gary Friedrich began to imagine a motorcycle-riding superhero. The hero developed into a motorcycle stuntman when Evel Knievel rose to popularity in the late-1960s and in 1968 Friedrich gave his hero a flaming skull for a head. He then fleshed out a story for this hero.

  • Even in an LLC or Corporation, You Are Personally Responsible for Your Business Debt

    Starting a new company or planning on becoming a partner in a new company? Your personal assets are not as protect as you may think. Before starting that new company or joining a partnership, read on to learn how to protect yourself from personal asset exposure now and when you exit the company.

  • Oral Promises as Contracts

    The former CFO of Sterne Agee Group, Inc is suing the Alabama based investment bank for breach of contract, among other allegations. According to court documents, former CFO Brian Barze worked as the CFO of another company which was grooming him for a CEO position when Sterne Agee approached him about the CFO position at its own company.

  • 2 Steps to Take When Served with a Summons and Complaint

    Owning a business is not without certain legal risks. Businesses are vulnerable to the perils of being served with a business litigation summons and complaint at any time. Customers can think of all kinds of reasons to bring a lawsuit against a business.

  • The LLC, Not Just Another Corporation

    When it comes to pleading the citizenship of an LLC, Fifth Circuit law regarding diversity jurisdiction is both well settled and rarely followed. In theory, it seems simple: for diversity purposes the citizenship of a LLC is determined by the citizenship of all of its members. In practice, however, many attorneys treat LLCs like corporations by alleging the entityís state of incorporation and principal place of business.

  • Document Review in Litigations and Investigations

    What is written is fundamental to the Phoenix business laws, so obviously document review is crucial in the litigation process. It is a key to the discovery process. According to KPMG, first level document review can be anywhere from 58 to 90 percent of the total litigation cost. Doing it right is crucial to a successful outcome. Failing to notice a significant document may result inadvertent disclosure of a privileged document or a significant document only showing up at a deposition.....