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- What Are Monopolies and Why Are They Bad?
Aside from the board game, a lot of people may not really know what a monopoly is. They make their way into the news once in a while, but what does it really mean when something becomes a monopoly and why do we care? Everyone says they are bad, but why?
- Immoral But Not Always Illegal: Price Gouging After Natural Disaster
The recent floods in Colorado have brought a problem to the forefront: post-disaster price gouging. While 35 states have made this a crime, there are still 15, Colorado included, where this is merely considered capitalism.
- Merger of American Airlines and US Airways After Bankruptcy May Face Anti-Trust Law Issues
A bankruptcy judge in New York has endorsed a plan to merge American Airlines and US Airways. That approval, however, is contingent upon the outcome of an anti-trust lawsuit filed by the US Department of Justice which asserts that such a merger would deprive the marketplace of choice and competition.
- May a Physician Compete against His or Her Former Practice?
If you are in a group medical practice, you might wonder, “Can I or another doctor in this practice set up a competing practice?” “Will a non-competition agreement prevent it?” These questions are crucial both to the existing group and the physician who would set up the competing practice.
- Shareholder Buy-sell Agreements for Medical Corporations
In this article I explain shareholder buy-sell agreements for physicians and medical corporations. A buy-sell agreement (also called a shareholders agreement) protects the corporation from the physician / shareholders, specifically their death, loss of license, disability, divorce and dispute.
- Attorneys: Five Tips to Sour Your Relationship With Your Court Reporter
A recent meeting of court reporting firm owners from across the country began with an ice breaker. In two minutes each table was challenged to list as many things lawyers do that frustrate us. As a representative from each table read off their lists, among growing laughter and groans, clear trends were revealed. It seems the top five ways to sour your relationship with your court reporter are:
- Arbitration Clause Trumps Reformation of Covenant
Recent decision represents the continuing trend in state and federal courts to uphold arbitration clauses and read them broadly.
- Trend in Non-Competition Agreements
There is an increasing amount of litigation between employers and former employees over non-compete agreements and other forms of restrictive covenants.
- May a Doctor/Dentist Compete against a Former Practice?
If you are a member of a group medical or dental practice, at some time you probably have wondered, “can I or another doctor in this practice set up a competing practice and service existing patients?” This question is crucial both to the existing group and the doctor who would set up the competing practice.
- The Sherman Act - Antitrust Legislation
The Sherman Anti-Trust Act is the fundamental basis of American antitrust legislation. While later laws would expand upon the definition and enforcement of antitrust as a legal concept, the Sherman Act has been the foundation of antitrust law for over one hundred years in the United States.