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Director and Officer Liab…

Director and Officer Liability in the Private Sector

Shortly after my husband and I moved to our current home, I decided to take a turn sitting on our Homeowners’ Association Board of Directors. One of the first issues that arose for the board that year was a dispute from an association member who ac… Read More
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Chip-n-Dip (It’s About…

Chip-n-Dip (It’s About Security, Not Guacamole)

The move to EMV is in process in the United States. EMV is short for Europay, MasterCard, and Visa’s global standard for chip-equipped credit/debit cards, chip-enabled point-of-service (POS) terminals, and the technology used to authenticate transa… Read More
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Agreement to Agree is No…

Agreement to Agree is No Agreement

What happens when parties in a business negotiation “punt” a difficult decision down the field to a later day? Rather than finalize terms on an important issue, they simply pledge that they will “agree to agree” at some point in the future. O… Read More
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It’s Not Just Words Any…

It’s Not Just Words Anymore…

For centuries, judges and juries have been evaluating non-verbal clues, such as a wink, a nod, a smile, that can serve to provide insight into a person’s state of mind and intent. Nowadays, judges and juries are grappling with how to interpret smil… Read More
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Are Your Contracts Harmin…

Are Your Contracts Harming Your Business?

In a perfect world, our customers buy our product or service and turn right around and pay us back for that product or service. And, most of the time, that is what happens. But when a customer’s business starts struggling, are you poised to recover… Read More
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Michigan’s New Garnishm…

Michigan’s New Garnishment Law Will Cut Employers Some Slack

Writs (i.e., orders) of garnishment are a powerful legal weapon wielded by creditors in their efforts to collect on court judgments. At the same time, they present dangerous legal landmines for the unwary. There are two categories of garnishment writ… Read More
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Supreme Court Employment…

Supreme Court Employment Law Update

The Supreme Court recently issued two opinions addressing the legal obligations of employers relative to their employees and potential hires. In EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. (June 1, 2015), the Supreme Court held that Abercrombie &… Read More
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Secured Transactions: May…

Secured Transactions: May I Bore You for a Moment?

“Secured transactions” are as complicated (and some might say as boring) as they sound. They involve concepts such as attachment, perfection, priority, financing statements, etc. They are governed by the seemingly innocuous “Article 9” of the… Read More
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Spoliation: It’s as Bad…

Spoliation: It’s as Bad as it Sounds

Do you remember Arthur Andersen? Once the gold standard of auditing firms, it collapsed almost overnight due to its role in the Enron scandal. Its shame was epitomized by stories of Arthur Andersen employees burning the night oil to shred incriminati… Read More
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Protecting Your Domain Na…

Protecting Your Domain Name

Domain names are valuable assets. As such, they can be exploited by scammers and maligners alike. Most domain name conflicts are between trademark holders (the companies that actually operate under the “name” at issue) and registrants who buy the… Read More
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