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Will Ongoing Employment Bind an Employee to a Non-Compete Agreement?

  April 19, 2018     By HG.org
Competitive businesses may be concerned that employees who terminate their employment might give their new employers information about the...
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What Source of Laws Addresses Unfair Competition?

  April 18, 2018     By HG.org
When learning how to deal with unfair competition practices, it is important to know what laws address these matters in the courts and how to...

Breach of Contract Examples

  April 16, 2018     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
Business contracts are the private law that binds businesses and people. Entered into voluntarily, each party has the power to bargain for their...

Intentional Interference with Economic Relationships and Unfair Competition

  April 11, 2018     By HG.org
When a company engages in intentional unfair competition practices that seek to redirect or alter an economic relationship that interferes with...

Opening a Representative Office in Italy

  April 11, 2018     By Arnone & Sicomo
The representative office is the easiest operating mode for foreign companies.

Unfair Competition Cases Involving Trademark Infringement

  April 10, 2018     By HG.org
Trademark infringement is a serious offense to a company with an established brand with a long member in the public’s eye. However, when the...

New Law to Soon Relax Texas Business Naming Rules

  April 6, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
Without great fanfare, last June Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 2856 into law.

Seller’s Obligation to Disclose Certain Material Conditions

  April 5, 2018     By HG.org
It is important for a seller to disclose various material conditions to potential buyers to avoid litigation at a later time if the purchaser...

Illinois Statute Regarding Unfair Competition

  April 3, 2018     By HG.org
Understanding state laws regarding unfair competition is essential when living in that specific state, and in Illinois, this could affect what...

Resale Price Maintenance, Horizontal Conspiracies, and Antitrust Law

  April 3, 2018     By Bona Law PC
If you are looking for controversy, you came to the right place. Today, we discuss resale price maintenance, one of the most contentious issues...

Vicarious Corporate Liability in Criminal Law

  April 2, 2018     By HG.org
When a single employee commits a crime, he or she could pass on the liability to the corporation so that the entity faces criminal charges as...

What Types of Businesses Entities Are There?

  April 2, 2018     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
If you are looking to start a business in the East Bay then one of the first steps involves choosing which business form best suits your needs....

Georgia Personal Injury Claims against a Small Business

  March 30, 2018     By HG.org
Customers and clients that suffer injury while in or with the small business may need to contact a lawyer for a resolution through compensation...

Romanian Gambling Law Update

  March 29, 2018     By Hammond, Minciu and Associates
The whole gaming and gambling industry is in a dynamic changing phase. This is not only the games themselves but also how Governments view the...

Title to a Timeshares: Removing a Former Spouse

  March 28, 2018     By HG.org
After the purchase of a timeshare, the couple may dissolve the relationship, and this would lead to the need for removal of the former spouse’s...

Little Known Tax Deductions for Businesses

  March 27, 2018     By HG.org
There are many tips available for deducting taxes from income to save the company money, but there are many little-known ways to incorporate...

Vicarious Liability, Dram Shops, and Criminal Law

  March 27, 2018     By HG.org
Dram shop and vicarious liability could connect through criminal actions such as drunk driving and injuring others while inebriated while...

Qualified Tax Deductions for Your Business under Section 199A

  March 26, 2018     By HG.org
The new tax law may provide for up to twenty percent of earnings increases without paying the Internal Revenue Service for the income based on...

Massachusetts Embezzlement of Corporate Funds

  March 26, 2018     By HG.org
The crimes of embezzlement from a corporation could lead to severe criminal consequences to the individual when the local law enforcement become...

Breach of Noncompetition Agreements in Unfair Competition

  March 23, 2018     By HG.org
Noncompetition agreements have use in a company to ensure that someone that is current or leaves the business is unable to compete with clients...

When Specific Performance May be Ordered in a Real Estate Transaction

  March 22, 2018     By HG.org
Specific performance is a unique remedy that may be available in some cases. It is considered an equitable remedy and is used when traditional...

Does Using Bitcoins Increase Your Odds of Being Audited?

  March 21, 2018     By HG.org
With the Internal Revenue Service attempting to wage war on Bitcoin companies such as Coinbase, it is possible that these agencies of the...

Launching an Online Retail Store: Do I Need a Business or Internet Lawyer?

  March 21, 2018     By HG.org
When launching any type of online business, there are numerous factors to consider that may involve taxation, payment choices and intellectual...

New State Tax Appeal Laws in California

  March 21, 2018     By HG.org
Changes in the state tax appeal laws affect business owners in California when attempting to appeal a tax penalty, have begun the process or...

What Options Do We Have if a Party Fails to Meet a Closing Condition of a Share Purchase Agreement in Turkey?

  March 21, 2018     By MGC Legal
In practise, parties are most commonly exercising their termination rights if a party fails to meet a closing condition of a share purchase...

Stricter Bitcoin Tax Regulations Passed

  March 20, 2018     By HG.org
Once Bitcoin funds are sold, the Internal Revenue Service expects to receive payment for these investments just as any other item sold through...

Can I Back Out of a Timeshare Agreement?

  March 20, 2018     By HG.org
Getting out of a contractual agreement is often difficult if the final paperwork signed finalizes and then processes for all involved parties....

LLC Bank Account: A Partner Committing Fraud

  March 19, 2018     By HG.org
If someone connected to a limited liability company is engaging in fraud or fraudulent activity, it is important to consider the possible...

The Lone Star State Leads Charge Against Crypto-Fueled Fraud

  March 14, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
While it's not illegal for cryptocurrency businesses to market in the state of Texas, companies that operate in this nascent market should make...

Potential Remedies for Timeshare Relief

  March 13, 2018     By HG.org
It is when the owner of a timeshare interest wants to sell or transfer the ownership to another that a remedy is often necessary due to...

Examples of Unfair Competition against Small Businesses

  March 13, 2018     By HG.org
Unfair competition against smaller businesses causes severe devastation to the owner and company when facing a larger corporation or a...

The Significant Controllers Registers Regime for Hong Kong Companies

  March 13, 2018     By Angela Wang & Co.
Coming into effect since 1 March 2018, the Companies (Amendment) Ordinance 2018 (the “Amendment Ordinance”) introduces new requirements on the...

Potential Hidden Fees Involved in Timeshares

  March 12, 2018     By HG.org
Timeshare interests purchased by a new owner may incur additional fees based on the state, city or local area where the property actually...

Foreign Entrepreneurs Should Know the Spanish "Operative" Holding Companies

  March 9, 2018     By Rodríguez Molnar & Asociados
While in effect for a number of years now, the Spanish tax regime on "Operational Holding Companies" is still the big unknown in the foreign...

Hong Kong Uses Massive Fiscal Surplus to Spur Innovation and Alleviate Taxes

  March 8, 2018     By Masson de Morfontaine
Hong Kong recently announced record-breaking fiscal surplus of 138 billion HKD from the 2017-18 fiscal year. This is mostly thanks to high...

Initial Coin Offering (ICO) Through Cyprus

  March 8, 2018     By Kinanis LLC
Initial Coin Offering, known as “ICO”, is a relatively new phenomenon in the crowdfunding industry being the main subject of discussion in the...

Franchise Contract in Saudi Arabia

  March 7, 2018     By Hazim Al Madani Law Firm
In Saudi Arabia, franchise started small in the late seventies and early eighties; as it was in the form of import from outside the Kingdom, and...

Halal Regulation in Indonesia after the Establishment of BPJPH Law

  March 6, 2018     By BP Lawyers
For a Moslem-majority country like Indonesia, one important thing to consider when buying or consuming daily products is to ensure that the...

New Law on Money Laundering and Prevention of Terrorism in Belgium & EU

  March 2, 2018     By Peeters Advocaten-Avocats
On 16 October 2017, the new law on money laundering and prevention of terrorism has entered into force.

Are You Missing Out on Royalties Payments?

  March 1, 2018     By ASV Law
Recent class action lawsuits alleging copyright infringement have highlighted the grey area that exists in streaming platforms payment of...

Crowdfunding: The Basics

  March 1, 2018     By Serap Zuvin Law Offices
The term crowdfunding was used for the first time by Mr. Michael Sullivan back in 2006, who was looking for financial support for starting his...

Maria Sharapova and Tiger Woods: The Morality Clause in Sponsorship Agreements

  March 1, 2018     By ASV Law
The morality clause has always been there in sponsorship contracts. The stronger the brands sponsorship and endorsement deals, the more...

Car Dealership Dishonest Loan Application Tactics, Can I Report This?

  February 27, 2018     By HG.org
When contacting a car dealership for the first time, the individual may face illegal practices and unethical methods that attract and engage the...

Administrative Resolutions for Timeshare Legal Issues

  February 26, 2018     By HG.org
There are agencies that may provide a legal resolution for timeshare issues that exist with the primary company or the previous owners that sold...

Interstate Land Sales Act and Its Implications

  February 23, 2018     By HG.org
The Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act affects real estate sales and projects with buyers, government agencies and legal processes. The...

British Investment Still Growing in Spain Despite Brexit Fears and Political Tensions

  February 19, 2018     By Del Canto Chambers
Spain is the most attractive European country for British investment according to the III Barometer on Climate and Outlook for British...

Responsibility for Defects and/or Variations in Construction Works in Italy

  February 19, 2018     By SMAF & Associati, Studio Legale
Under Italian law, if there are visible defects, the client should not accept the works otherwise he will lose the right to his guarantee. In...

Basic Guide to Real Estate Investment in Italy

  February 19, 2018     By SMAF & Associati, Studio Legale
A basic guidance to Italian legal system of real estate law. In any case, it is advisable to not sign any purchase contract before having the...

In the Wake of Harvey Federal Money to Pay for Water Projects in Texas

  February 16, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
The National Hurricane Center has concluded that Hurricane Harvey, which flooded the Texas Gulf Coast last August, was the worst rain storm ever...

SpaceX Wants $5 Million More for the Boca Chica Spaceport in Texas

  February 16, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
SpaceX, which has been building a spaceport at Boca Chica near Brownsville, is asking the state of Texas for $5 million more to help pay for...

5+5 Things Affecting How Much You Pay for an EU GDPR Breach

  February 16, 2018     By SMARTLEGAL Schmidt & Partners
Data protection authorities can impose administrative fines up to 20 Million Euro based on the EU GDPR. But what affects the actual amount that...

Proposed Geo-Blocking Regulation by European Parliament Faces Backlash

  February 13, 2018     By GVZH Advocates
Following a proposal which was put forward by the Commission in May 2016, on the 6th February, 2018, the European Parliament voted in favour of...

Gross Negligence in Real Estate Property Contracts

  February 13, 2018     By HG.org
When a lawyer’s hire is necessary for real estate property contracts, the issues with gross negligence may arise where there is an issue with...

Small Businesses and Disposal of Hazardous Waste

  February 13, 2018     By HG.org
While working under the United States Environmental Protection Agency and ensuring that all guidelines are in adherence, the small business...

How to Manage Business Succession - Passing the Torch

  February 13, 2018     By Giambrone Law
Succession is a tricky area for most businesses, especially so for family businesses and for businesses where the founder has a close...

The Basics of Franchise Tax Board Penalties

  February 13, 2018     By HG.org
Tax returns with a franchise could lead to severe consequences when the paperwork contains errors or falsifications for yearly income and other...

At What Point Does an Email Become a Binding Contract?

  February 12, 2018     By Katz Law Group, P.C.
Massachusetts, as well as other jurisdictions, have allowed emails to form the basis of a binding contract.

Indiana Hotel Charges a Customer for Posting a Negative Online Review

  February 12, 2018     By Katz Law Group, P.C.
In March of 2016, Katrina Arthur and her husband were guests at the Abbey Inn in Nashville, Indiana. In statements made to the press and to the...

Substantial Misstatements and Franchise Tax Board Penalties

  February 12, 2018     By HG.org
The penalties for mistakes and misstatements in tax documents are costly and may lead to severe consequences for those involved. However, when...

How to Draft a Consumer Protection Demand Letter under Massachusetts G.L.C.93A, Sec. 9

  February 12, 2018     By Katz Law Group, P.C.
Litigation involving claims of unfair or deceptive business practices under Chapter 93A is, to say the least, a frequent occurrence in...

Impact of Non-Conforming Use on Commercial Real Estate Contract

  February 9, 2018     By HG.org
When an owner of land or property has made changes or improvements to the land before current zoning laws are in effect, he or she has taken...

Texas Governor Proposes New Property Tax Reform Measure

  February 9, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
One of the vexing problems that the Texas Legislature has failed to address is the tendency of property taxes to increase every year, often...

Policies Governing Employees' Use of Computer Equipment

  February 9, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
Have you ever walked up on an employee using Facebook on the clock or standing at the copier with a stack of personal documents?

Employment Agreements Such as Severance, Non-Compete, etc.

  February 9, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
There are a variety of agreements that should be considered for your company's employment documents, depending on the complexity and nature of...

Small Business' Need for Defending Size Protests

  February 9, 2018     By HG.org
Small businesses need to defend and appeal protests against the size of the company when acquiring certain government and other agency...

Disaster Losses and Gains for Businesses

  February 9, 2018     By HG.org
Disaster losses occur with frequency when a natural disaster occurs in the area which affects the possible gains in profits and revenue. The...

Legal Developments and Recent Trends for the New Cayman LLC

  February 9, 2018     By Loeb Smith Attorneys
What impact has the introduction of the new Cayman LLC had since it was introduced in 2016?

Top Ten Risks for the Crypto-Currency Investor: A View from the Cayman Islands

  February 8, 2018     By Loeb Smith Attorneys
The rise of the financial technology businesses in recent years brings new legal issues, requiring entrepreneurs, investors and professional...

Special Legal Rights Enjoyed by Teachers

  By HG.org
Teachers are provided special legal rights through employment contracts, prohibition of instances of discrimination, protections from dismissal...

Ground Leases to Retain Family Ownership Interests

  February 7, 2018     By HG.org
Leases are necessary to ensure that a person owns a parcel of land for the period of the lease agreement which is a legal binding contract. In...

Pitfalls Related to Renewing a Lease

  By HG.org
Renewing a lease is complicated when the tenant does not know what to look out for in clauses and conditions that are added or changed with the...

Online Gaming Trading Cards: Do U.S. States' Laws Regarding Abandoned Property Apply?

  February 2, 2018     By HG.org
Online gaming may present various problems to litigation and criminal violations depending on numerous factors that may occur with certain...

How to Register a Company in Azerbaijan

  February 2, 2018     By Caspian Legal Center
To foster the investment attraction, special emphasis has been put on easiness of the registration of businesses (company) in Azerbaijan. As a...

Does the “First Sale Doctrine” Protect Me if I Create Saleable Items Using Existing Products?

  February 1, 2018     By HG.org
Selling of products that are originally one or more different items is difficult based on certain factors that could negatively affect the...

San Diego Independent Contractor Agreements

  January 31, 2018     By Watkins Firm, A Professional Corporation
The misclassification of employees as independent contractors is one of the highest priorities of federal agencies such as the Internal Revenue...

Problems with General Assignments on Leases

  By HG.org
An assignment within a lease document may permit someone to let another individual take over the rental payments and other responsibilities when...

Finding an Attorney to Help Negotiate Your Commercial Lease in San Diego

  January 31, 2018     By Watkins Firm, A Professional Corporation
Your corporate office space, warehouse or manufacturing facilities play a crucial role in the success of your business. An effective commercial...

Protecting the Rights of Minority Shareholders and Dissenting Shareholders in San Diego

  January 31, 2018     By Watkins Firm, A Professional Corporation
What should you know about protecting the rights of minority shareholders and dissenting shareholders in San Diego California? California has...

Important Limitations on Subcontracting You Need to Know

  By HG.org
Subcontractors to a company, contracting agency or working with an individual have limitations in what work may be completed based on the...

Determining Whether Net Lease or Gross Lease Is Best for You

  By HG.org
There are several commercial real estate conditions and terms, but the net or gross lease could contain the most significant for the tenant...

Do Home Businesses Need to Use a Business Entity?

  January 26, 2018     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
There are lots of people who work from home, and many of them could use a business lawyer for home businesses. In 1995, audiences thought it was...

Why Your Music Band May Need an LLC in California

  January 26, 2018     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
In the beginning, things are great with your band, spending long afternoons jamming in your living room. The last thing you ever think about is...

Deal Breakers in Franchising in Egypt

  January 26, 2018     By Youssry Saleh Law Firm
Franchise is a practice of the right to run a Company’s business system and brand for a certain period of time. Therefore, when concluding...

Arbitration Agreements: Nursing Homes May Soon Be Allowed to Force Seniors to Sign

  January 25, 2018     By Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Rules may soon be overturned that were created to prevent nursing homes from limiting the rights of abuse victims to sue. Our California and...

Top 3 Legal Pitfalls Small Businesses Encounter

  January 23, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
With an industrial spirit, and enviable ambition, many small business owners leave no stone unturned in the marketplace. They see opportunity at...

Employee Handbooks

  January 23, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
Every business has different processes, applicable standards and regulations, and values; therefore a proper employee handbook for your staff...

Sales Tax Surge to Help Texas to Keep Its Books in Balance

Keeping the books of the state of Texas balanced can be something of a challenge. The past session of the Texas Legislature balanced the 2018-19...

Proactive Steps to Prepare Your Business for Sale

  By HG.org
A business can be a solid investment for many individuals. However, investors may turn away from a prospective sale if the proper prep work has...

Avoiding Common Problems in Subcontracting

  By HG.org
Subcontracting business to another individual or agency is important for small businesses and certain contractors for various tasks. However, it...

Making an Easement on Real Property

  By HG.org
Easements grant certain rights to a person’s land even when the property is not owned by the individual, and making an easement often requires...

Bill-Pay Service Withdrew Funds Ahead of Schedule and It Affected My Credit

  By HG.org
Autopayment to bills and other services, when taken too early, could cause severe problems to the owner of an account. However, certain terms...

Protect Assets From Creditors in California

Everyone who opens a business does so with the intention of making a profit, so why do so many businesses in Fremont, Livermore, and elsewhere...

Does a Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) Policy Violate Antitrust Laws in the United States?

We see many antitrust issues in the distribution world—and from all business perspectives: supplier, wholesale distributor, authorized retailer,...

What to Look for in Planning and Zoning when Purchasing Property

  By HG.org
Purchasing property requires various details explained and understood before the contract is signed by the buyer. Then, the individual must...

Thailand Joins the Madrid System on Trademark Registration and Protection

The Madrid system, established in 1891 under the Madrid Agreement, is a protocol which offers an efficient and cost-effective solution for the...

Can You Back Out of a Deal if You have not Signed the Agreement?

  By HG.org
Real estate deals between the buyer and seller are complicated, full of paperwork and several processes must be completed before the closing is...

Who Pays to Replace HVAC Systems in Commercial Leases?

  By HG.org
Commercial leases have various clauses, conditions and terms that affect both the tenant and the landlord with what is paid, how the lease works...

Is It Necessary to Liquidate My Business If I File for Bankruptcy?

  By HG.org
Bankruptcy could affect how a business operates after the process has finalized, and the owner may need to liquidate the company based on which...

Stockholders’ Agreements: Plan Ahead for Owner Exits

Owners of small and mid-sized businesses can spend nearly all of their time running their business, and many times, they do not make time to...

Breach of Contract Legal Issues Involving Teachers

  By HG.org
Contracts for employment bind teachers to an administration and a school district. Equally, these educators are provided the benefits and...


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