Business Law Blogs and Blawgs

Business legal blog posts, published by business lawyers, commercial law firms and other legal professionals, sharing the best business law intelligence and news.

Labor Law Claims Dismissed Based On Proximate Cause

by ASchlossberg October 20, 2017 Blawg

The plaintiff in Merendino v. Costco Wholesale Corp., NYLJ 1202793125729, at *1 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co. 2017) commenced an action against multiple defendants based upon injuries he suffered when he fell from a scaffold while working on a construction site.  Plaintiff asserted a cause of action for common law negligence and a number of labor […]

Read the full blawg post →

Defendant and Counsel Ordered to Pay Sanctions for Repeated Refusal to Comply with Discovery Demands

by ASchlossberg September 5, 2017 Blawg

As litigation proceeds from the initial pleadings stage to the commencement of discovery, parties often find themselves facing an opponent who is less than willing to comply with fair and reasonable demands to produce records and information that are necessary and relevant to the action.  Indeed the frequent reluctance of judges to punish parties for […]

Read the full blawg post →

To Partner or Not to Partner

by ASchlossberg July 20, 2017 Blawg

Plaintiff in Hammond v. Smith, NYLJ 1202792787736, at *1 (App. Div. 4th Dept. 2017) appealed the dismissal of his complaint which sought damages for breach of an alleged oral partnership.  Since there was no written agreement, the court was compelled to consider extraneous factors — the parties’ intent, whether there was joint control and management […]

Read the full blawg post →

Shoplifting: America’s #1 Property Crime

by Lauren Ray March 23, 2016 Business

With over 35 years of experience, Price Gun has recently conducted research about shoplifting, learning that more than 13 billion dollars of items are stolen from retailers each year. Check out the infographic with much more information about shoplifting which you can find below.

Read the full blawg post →

Genericide in the 21st Century: Overexposure of the Modern Brand

by ASchlossberg February 10, 2015 Blawging

“Every brand has at its core a substance that gives it strength.”[1] In the 21st century, the reality is that companies are being penalized for their success with certain products. Genericide occurs when a brand no longer denotes its origin, but rather is used to refer to a whole category of products. Yo-yo, Escalator, and […]

Read the full blawg post →

Depositions: A New Direction for New York

by ASchlossberg February 9, 2015 Administrative Law

Depositions: A New Direction for New York New York is making a significant change on the deposition front. A new deposition rule for the New York Commercial Division is on the horizon. Effective April 1, 2015, under Administrative Order 336a/14, New York courts will enact Rule 11-d of Section 202.70(g) per a December 22, 2014 […]

Read the full blawg post →

Setting Up a Business – Types of Funding

by Stephen Downie December 11, 2014 Business

Whilst funding is critical to a company’s business it is also vital to ensure the right product is obtained relevant to the company’s business needs. Whilst there are numerous financial products available out there, the most common forms of lending to companies are as follows: Fixed Charge – this is similar to a personal mortgage […]

Read the full blawg post →

Postage COSTS the Legal Sector

by Alex Hutchinson May 20, 2014 Business

Over the years we have spent time working with the Legal Sector to help them better optimise all areas of documents – part of this also includes postage costs and postal operations – ensuring firms are increasing efficiency and reducing costs within the post room. There are lots of areas to achieve reductions in postage […]

Read the full blawg post →

Should Law Firms change to a New Fully Managed Print Service?

by Alex Hutchinson March 25, 2014 Business

A large % of the Law Firms we work with are called, on a daily basis, by salespeople trying to tell them why they should change their Printers to a New Fully Managed Print Service (whether they take the call or not is a different matter but they receive the calls non the less!) “We […]

Read the full blawg post →

The Home Office Deduction Explained

by Bert Seither February 6, 2014 Business

By Bert Seither, small business consultant It has become increasingly common for self-employed entrepreneurs and small business owners to be working from a home office. With more people using the Internet to conduct business and technological innovations like Skype and FaceTime for face-to-face communication purposes, more people continue to discover the benefits and financial savings […]

Read the full blawg post →

2014 IRS Tax Law Changes To Know About

by Bert Seither January 14, 2014 Banking and Finance Law

By Bert Seither, Director of Operations at Corporate Tax Network About the author: Bert Seither is the Director of Operations at Corporate Tax Network, a national accounting and business development firm. For nearly 10 years, Seither has assisted small business owners to help put their companies on a path to prosperity. A new year is […]

Read the full blawg post →

Mims v. Arrow Financial Services, LLC: Lawsuits Stemming from Automated Phone Calls Can be Brought in Federal or State Courts

by Adam J Krohn January 9, 2014 BigLaw

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) was in enacted in 1991 in response to consumer complaints about the abuses of telephone technology. It was determined by Congress that because telemarketers were escaping state prohibitions on nuisance calls, federal legislation was necessary. Some of the invasive telemarketing practice the TCPA bans include: Placing automated calls to […]

Read the full blawg post →

The Jury Duty Experience

by RyanD December 13, 2013 Business

Jury duty is a part of life that most citizens have to go through. It is a simple way of giving back to the community by serving as a peer to an accused. The selection of jurors is done through a randomized process that draws from the most recent voters list. The jury comes together […]

Read the full blawg post →

How to Dissolve a Company in Indonesia

by Taji Sianturi December 11, 2013 Business

Liquidation of the company by virtue of Article 142, paragraph 1 of the Indonesian Law No. 40 of 2007 on Limited Liability Company (“Company Law”) could performed by the following reasons: a. Based on a resolution of the General Meeting of Shareholders (“GMS”); b. Due to the expiry of the company, as prescribed in the […]

Read the full blawg post →

Vincent v. The Money Store: Broadens the “False Name” Exception to the FDCPA

by Adam J Krohn December 10, 2013 BigLaw
Read the full blawg post →

Debt Collectors Cannot Engage in Conduct that Harasses a Consumer When Attempting to Collect a Debt

by Adam J Krohn November 28, 2013 Banking

The purpose of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) is to stop debt collection practices that are abusive and to protect the consumer.  Under the FDCPA, 15 USC Section 1692d, debt collectors cannot engage in conduct that is meant to harass, oppress, or abuse a person when attempting to collect a debt.  More specifically, […]

Read the full blawg post →

Facing an OSHA Fine? 4 Effective Methods to Reduce Penalties

by TomReddon November 17, 2013 Business

So, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspector paid you a visit, and he found some problems. After receiving a few citations, not only are you left with the tarnished OSHA record, but you face expensive fines, and you must evaluate your business processes to prevent future charges. But fear not—there are plenty of […]

Read the full blawg post →

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Wants to Hear from Consumers about their Bad Experiences with Debt Collectors

by Adam J Krohn November 14, 2013 BigLaw

Many people have bad experiences with debt collectors and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) wants to hear about them.  They are preparing to update the rules that govern how debt collectors communicate with borrowers and they are seeking information from both debt collection companies and consumer advocates to help them prepare the new rules.  […]

Read the full blawg post →

Lenders are not Required to Report to the Three Credit Bureaus

by Adam J Krohn November 13, 2013 Banking

(US law & generally) How information is supplied to the three credit reporting agencies is governed by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). However, the law does not say that lenders are required to report any information to them. Major banks generally do report information to all the credit bureaus. Credit unions and small local […]

Read the full blawg post →

Debt of a Loved One After Death

by Adam J Krohn November 3, 2013 BigLaw

When a loved one dies it can be difficult to cope, not only with the death but also with the added pressure of creditors who call to collect debts. You may question whether the debt collector can collect on the debt from family members. The answer to that question depends on several factors. Our experienced […]

Read the full blawg post →

What Corporations Should Know About the FCC’s New Telemarketing Rules: Effective October 16, 2013

by Adam J Krohn October 24, 2013 BigLaw

Last year the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted several very significant changes to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).  The changes to the regulations have become effective on October 16, 2013.  Two of the changes include: A requirement that written consent be obtained prior to a business placing a call; and The “established business relationship” […]

Read the full blawg post →

Defendants Will Pay $1 Million to Settle the First Case Brought by the FTC that Alleges Text Messages Were Used in an Illegal Debt Collection Scheme

by Adam J Krohn October 16, 2013 Banking and Finance Law

In the first Federal Trade Commission (FTC) action against a debt collector who used text messaging in their efforts to collect debts in an unlawful manner, the California based collector will pay $1 million to settle the charges that they violated federal law. It was alleged by the FTC that Archie Donovan and two companies […]

Read the full blawg post →

Bernie Clark Reviews the Best SEO Software for Attorneys

by contactus October 8, 2013 Business

Bernie Clark is the Co-Founder of Majux, a Philadelphia marketing agency that provides law firm marketing solutions to attorneys of all types. It is important for your law firm’s website to be properly optimized so those searching for services you offer are neatly directed into your online conversion funnel. The good news is that there are […]

Read the full blawg post →

Know When to Settle and When to Go to Trial

by Theodore Spaulding October 4, 2013 Blawg

As an Atlanta attorney trying complex business matters throughout metro-Atlanta, I found a 2008 study finding that settling a case is better than going to trial in most instances rings just as true today as it did five years ago.  The New York Times article outlining the study indicates that “lawyers and clients in civil […]

Read the full blawg post →

The Better Business Bureau Advises Consumers About Legitimate Debt Collectors vs. Scammers

by Adam J Krohn October 3, 2013 BigLaw

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has recently issued an alert about the growing number of complaints about scam debt collectors over the past year.  The BBB also advised consumers to learn about how to determine what is a legitimate debt collection effort and what is a scam.  This can be a difficult assessment because some […]

Read the full blawg post →