Textizen is a nonprofit civic-minded system by which citizens can respond via text message to quick polls posted around the city. More »Citizen polls printed on posters gather replies via text message
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Small businesses make legal mistakes all the time — some of which can be disastrous and difficult to recover from. More »Common legal problems businesses should avoid.
When a business prepares to file for bankruptcy, it needs to decide which specific chapter of the law to file under — Chapter 7, Chapter 11, or even in some cases Chapter 12 or 13. Businesses considering bankruptcy should carefully explore their options with the help of an experience bankruptcy lawyer. More »Four Types of Business Bankruptcy
Every contract has representations and warranties, which are basically the underlying matters or facts as they are being presented in terms of the contract. More »What Are Representations and Warranties in a Contract?
Everyone agrees that workplace discrimination has no place in the business world. But not everyone understands today's discrimination laws. More »Protect your business against workplace discrimination claims
Some applaud, others decry the status of the Affordable Care Act, but all vow to keep working for improvements. More »Supreme Court healthcare decision: Small business advocates react
To be legally binding, a contract needs two essential components: 1) an agreement, and 2) consideration. More »What Must a Contract Contain to Be Legally Binding?
Learn how to avoid the most common mistakes small business owners make when drafting a contract. More »Six mistakes to avoid when drafting a contract
Seacrets, an Ocean City, Maryland resort with a national reputation, recently succeeded in a federal trademark infringement lawsuit against a luxury hotel chain. The result, which included punitive damages and a permanent injunction against the competing hotel, is helping pave the way for Seacrets to move forward with its plans to expand nationally through franchising. More »Ocean City Resort Uses Trademark Infringement Lawsuit to Bolster Position for Franchising
Discovery is the pre-trial phase in a court case during which each party can use certain methods to obtain information and facts and gather evidence about the case in preparation for trial. It is the principal fact-finding method in the litigation process. Almost all trial courts allow a wide scope for discovery, the theory being that all parties should go to trial with as much knowledge as possible, and that the parties should not be able to keep secrets from each other. This broad right can More »How to Conduct Discovery for Your Court Case