Company Law

Global Brand Management: Risks and Strategies

by marcus evans October 8, 2015 Company Law

Interview with: Allan Diamond, Managing Partner, Diamond McCarthy LLP “Chief Litigation Officers (CLOs) should not limit themselves to traditional methods of protecting their companies’ brand and should think creatively in terms of implementing a global strategy that will result in keeping their authorized supply channel partners happy, minimizing lost sales/profits, and  potentially obtaining affirmative recoveries for […]

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Contract Terms Have Teeth

by ASchlossberg June 15, 2015 Commercial Law

Often parties to contracts want sympathy and their understanding of terms to impact on the interpretation of those terms by a judge when things go south. However, if the contract terms are clear, it doesn’t matter what one party’s understanding may or may not have been. In Moutopoulis v. 2075-2081 Wallace Ave. Owners Corp., 2015 […]

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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 […]

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Pub Tenant Landlords and Reform of the Pub Code

by Stephen Downie December 24, 2014 Business Law

Small Business, Enterprise & Employment Bill (“the Bill”) that is proposed to come into force in April 2015. The Bill is currently undergoing readings before the House of Lords following the 1st reading on 19 November 2014 and the 2nd reading on 2 December 2014. It is well publicised that following derestriction of the pub sector in the 1990s a […]

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What Is A Directors Disqualification Order And How Could It Affect You?

by Tim Bishop April 20, 2014 Company Law

Getting a Directors Disqualification Order can be one of the worst things to happen to your business – and to yourself as an individual. But what do you have to do in order to be disqualified? What are the consequences? And what should you do if you find yourself in this stressful situation? Here’s a […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Is a Drug-Free Workplace Legal in Places like Washington & Colorado?

by RyanD September 30, 2013 Company Law

As of this writing, twenty states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws legalizing the use of medical marijuana. What’s more, states like Washington and Colorado have gone as far as legalizing marijuana entirely (for both medical and recreational use). Following the Attorney General’s recent announcement that the Department of Justice will let Washington […]

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6 Cost and Legal Policy Considerations of BYOD

by MrMilesYoung September 19, 2013 Company Law

Employers and employees both find BYOD (“bring your own device”) an attractive concept. Employers would love to do away with the enormous monthly costs of buying, maintaining and supporting a large network of company-owned devices. Employees like the idea of choosing their own smartphones, laptops, operating systems, apps and accessories. Is this new trend right […]

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How to deal with the effects of domestic violence in the workplace?

by Paul Whitaker August 26, 2013 Company Law

As any business owner can tell you, happy staff are more effective and a positive working environment is something that can make a huge difference to the way a company functions. Having a member of the team who is under a lot of stress, either with work or from issues arising in their private life, […]

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How Changing Drunk Driving Laws Could Affect America’s Restaurant Industry

by calvinthescribe July 24, 2013 Company Law

The National Transportation Safety Board recently issued a recommendation that the legal BAC (blood alcohol content), that would legally define someone as “drunk” ought to be lowered from .08, the current level, to .05. Their intent is to combat the 30,000 deaths a year attributed to drunk driving. This doesn’t bode well for the restaurant […]

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Will Lehman Brothers Compensate Australian Churches, Charities and Local Governmental Councils?

by jiffee July 2, 2013 Commercial Law

Ever since the financial collapse of 2008, investors from around the world have attempted to recoup their investments from American banks and financial entities. Lehman Brothers is just one example of many financial firms that failed in 2008, and it has had to deal with the aftermath of this failure. Part of this aftermath has […]

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TCPA Damages Ruled to be Remedial in Illinois

by Adam J Krohn June 20, 2013 Business Law

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) prohibits several telemarketing practices (such as sending spam faxes).  Under the TCPA there is a private right of action, along with the ability to seek $500 in damages for every violation (for every unsolicited fax) or the possibility of treble damages (when unsolicited faxes are sent willfully and knowingly).  […]

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What Consumers Should Know About Credit Cards

by Adam J Krohn June 13, 2013 Banking

(US law and generally) Credit cards can be very useful if used correctly.  However, if they are not, they can get you into a world of trouble.  On average, an US household holds about $16,000 in credit card debt.  Due to the economy, more and more debt collectors have been retained by these credit card […]

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Liquidation Order for Controversial Cosmetic Surgery Clinic

by jiffee May 30, 2013 Company Law

The High Court recently ordered the liquidation of the Harley Medical Group, which had operated in Ireland since 1999. The company, which owed over 450,000 euros, requested liquidation and the appointment of a liquidator because it was insolvent and could not repay its debt. Justice Laffoy agreed that the company was insolvent and announced Stephen […]

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How a Young Single Mom Made it as a Paralegal

by Laura Heinz March 21, 2013 Company Law

I stumbled into the legal field by chance; however chance has provided me with a great career as a paralegal. I hope my experience may help other single parents who are thinking about ways to pursue a rewarding career in the legal field – it can be done. I became a mother when I was […]

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Prompt Service: Is it the Key to Customer Loyalty?

by edralyn February 22, 2013 Business

Companies from every industry are constantly involved in determining the best ways to keep customers loyal and satisfied. Social media has made it easier than ever for information to travel quickly. This is both good and bad news if you’re a business owner. On one hand, if you can consistently deliver excellent service, word will […]

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Directors’ Duties in the UK under the Companies Act 2006

by Legal Author February 13, 2013 Company Law

Guest legal blog post regarding directors’ duties under the Companies Act 2006 in the UK. Directors are open to claims for breach of duty and sanctions such as disqualification from office or a criminal offence if they are not familiar with their duties under the Companies Act 2006 (the “Act”) which codifies the duties of […]

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