Posted on May 4, 2015 by CEB
This following is a guest blog post by George M. Moore, PhD, JD, a Scientist-in-Residence at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, California, where his course in Drones and Surveillance considers both the technical and legal aspects of drone use and its impact on privacy issues. Dr. Moore is a member of the California and Colorado state bars.
The crashing of a drone on the White House grounds among other recent incidents have shown that drones may pose direct threats to our security, but perhaps a greater long-term threat of drones is to our privacy. A collision between safety, security, privacy rights, and commercial utility is about to happen, and the legal community needs to be prepared to recognize and address the issues that will surely arise. Continue reading
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Posted on April 24, 2015 by Julie Brook, Esq.
When you’re negotiating and drafting a contract, your client may be excited and focused on the positives, but you have to keep your eye on the dark side, i.e., the consequences of a breach. Consider bargaining over favorable damages provisions—just in case. Continue reading
Filed under: Business Law, Legal Topics | Tagged: breach of contract, contract drafting, contract negotiation, contract provision, damages, guarantor, indemnity, insurance, remedies, surety | Leave a comment »
Posted on April 6, 2015 by Jean Magistrale, Esq.
Remember the massive data breach incident at Target stores during the holiday season of 2013? It resulted in a huge class action suit that may soon be settled for $10 million. Could this be the cautionary tale to get retailers to take data security more seriously? Continue reading
Filed under: Business Law, Legal Topics, New Legal Developments | Tagged: credit card breach, data breach, data security, hacking, privacy, Target customers, Target Stores | 1 Comment »
Posted on March 11, 2015 by CEB
The following is a guest blog post by Richard G. Burt. Mr. Burt provides legal services to new and established businesses, including forming business entities, negotiating and drafting agreements, and advising clients on business law issues.
A scam that has been commonly pulled on collection lawyers and other litigators is now being aimed at transactional lawyers. Be alert to it and know how to avoid becoming a victim. Continue reading
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Posted on February 18, 2015 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Do you feel like you learned a lot about contract law in law school, but very little on how to actually draft one? You’re not alone. Check out these principles of contract structure and organization, and you’ll have no problem drafting your next contract. Continue reading
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Posted on February 2, 2015 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Common scenario: a client comes to you for help in collecting a consumer debt. You should start off by demanding payment on your client’s behalf, and then evaluate any response you get. Continue reading
Filed under: Business Law, Legal Topics, Young Lawyers | Tagged: collecting debt, consumer debt, debt collection, suing for a debt | 4 Comments »