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  • Disrupting Disruptive Innovation: Are Uber Drivers Employees of Uber? Part I

    The Short Version: Part of the success of companies flourishing through facilitation of the gig economy is a result of their being able to create companies offering services that are performed by workers classified as independent contractors–not employees–to whom the companies are subject to neither minimum wage and health insurance requirements nor liability for their worker's misdeeds.

    A.J. Afkari/ Techlawgic- 34 readers -
  • BC Court to Google: Look out, our reach could be greater than yours!

    Equustek Solutions Inc v Jack et al, 2014 BCSC 1063 BC In an unprecedented decision handed down this month, Madam Justice Fenlon of the BC Supreme Court issued an injunction ordering Google Inc. (“Google”), a company incorporated in Delaware and headquartered in California, to de-index and block all of the defendants’ websites that were used to sell and market goods in violat ...

    Mary Nguyen/ Corporate Law Blog- 21 readers -
  • San Diego Contested Wills: Can you prove it?

    San Diego Contested Wills: Can you prove it? Posted July 7, 2014 by Keith Davidson & filed under Contested Wills. So you want to contest a parent’s Will? You better be ready to argue (and support with evidence) one of the following grounds: 1. Lack of Capacity. To create a San Diego Will, you need to know (1) the nature of your property—a brief description will do—(2) ...

    Keith Davidson/ Albertson & Davidson- 29 readers -

    Loss of Your Rights - Why you need a lawyer The scenario that begins an injunction can start with you simply having a verbal disagreement with a person that you know. It is even probably someone you like or trust. The police may never have been called. You chock the whole incident up to a simple disagreement and believe you have done nothing wrong. You believe have a right to your own opinion.

    Khara Alvero/ Mander Law Group- 7 readers -
  • Four Steps to Not Get Sued for Posting Online Reviews

    The Short Version: Consider who you are reviewing before clicking submit. Small business, new businesses, and business professionals, such as doctors and lawyers, are more likely to defend their reputation in court than their larger or more established counterparts. Color your review with language that makes it clear that your review conveys your opinion.

    A.J. Afkari/ Techlawgic- 28 readers -
  • Danger from Above: Who’s liable when drones fall from the sky?

    The Short Version: Military drone accidents are disturbingly commonplace, a recent Washington Post article reveals, and this raises concerns that privately-operated drones will pose a similar risk. Typically, people who misuse drones could be sued for negligence, but this might not be enough, given the dangerous nature of drone technology.

    Michael Smith/ Techlawgic- 27 readers -
  • 11th Circuit Allows Lien Stripping in "Chapter 20 Cases"

    Yesterday, June 18, 2014, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in the case of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. vs. Scantling (In re: Scantling) on an issue where there has been a split of authority in the courts for many years. The Court held that a chapter 13 debtor (a "chapter 20" debtor) who was not entitled to a chapter 13 discharge (due to prior chapter 7 case with ...

    Jordan Bublick/ Miami Bankruptcy Law Blog- 16 readers -
  • Is Rapping on Facebook a Crime? The Unsympathetic Case of a Wanna-Be Eminem

    The Short Version: The Supreme Court has decided to hear the appeal of Anthony Elonis, a Pennsylvania man sentenced to 44-months in prison for making threatening Facebook posts about his wife and others that he claims were merely rap lyrics inspired by Eminem. The basic legal question surrounding the case is whether a person can be found guilty of threatening another per ...

    A.J. Afkari/ Techlawgic- 26 readers -
  • Known Monuments Decide Boundary Dispute

    In its recent decision in Bernier v. Fredette, the Appeals Court affirmed a Land Court ruling concerning the importance of monuments in deed descriptions. In real estate parlance, a monument is a fixed object used by surveyors to establish land boundaries. While it doesn’t break new ground, this decision provides a good illustration of the legal principles governing the interpr ...

    Sam Deluca/ Massachusetts Land Use Monitor- 22 readers -
  • Earnouts or Burnouts – Don’t Get Burned on an Earnout

    Highlight: Earnouts are difficult legal clauses to manage and can often lead to misunderstanding and difficulty realizing them. Here is a practical example of some of the pitfalls that sellers should watch for. ***** Earnout clauses are becoming more and more common in purchase and sale agreements, especially in a volatile economy or where the target company’s earnings have ...

    Peter Ferrari/ Corporate Law Blog- 22 readers -