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Employee Handbooks: A Cautionary Tale

Employee handbooks can provide important legal protection for employers. However, imprecise drafting or inattentiveness to legal requirements can undermine the effectiveness of a handbook or create unintended effects. In Chambers v. Catholic Charitie… Read More
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business strategies in sustainability branding

Sustainability Branding

With sustainability becoming a driving focus of consumerism lately, corporate America is taking notice. More and more household-name companies are taking steps to create “green” product lines and market sustainability approaches to manufacturing… Read More
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An Introduction to Subrog…

An Introduction to Subrogation

I’ve recently been asked by a couple of clients to explain the concept of subrogation and thought it would be worthwhile to use this forum to provide a brief explanation of what it is and how it works. Dictionaries define subrogation as the substit… Read More
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Another Hot Button Suprem…

Another Hot Button Supreme Court Case?

Last month, as the United States Supreme Court completed its 2021-2022 term, it issued several significant decisions that largely (or entirely) reversed prior decisions on hot button social issues including abortion and school prayer. Next fall, the… Read More
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A Property Tax Tug-Of-War

A Property Tax Tug-Of-War

Retaining a principal residence exemption (“PRE”) can sometimes be tricky. (The PRE exempts a homeowner’s principal residence from property taxes levied for school operating expenses.) Naturally, the tax assessor wants to collect every tax doll… Read More
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Awareness & Preventio…

Awareness & Prevention

Reports indicate that financial exploitation of the elderly is increasing, particularly while seniors and other vulnerable adults have been more isolated due to Covid restrictions. The following indications are meant to alert you to conditions that a… Read More
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Tangled Title

Tangled Title

Recently, frantic ads have warned that thieves can record forged documents to steal title to your home. While title theft insurance companies claim to offer protection to homeowners, there are a few things to consider before purchasing a policy: A fo… Read More
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Men's Health Month Awaren…

Men's Health Month Awareness

A close family member’s battle with prostate cancer – the second leading cause of cancer death in American men – is a reminder of the fragility of life. Thankfully, his recovery is underway; however, many others will not be as fortunate, as mor… Read More
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Is It All in Good Fun?

Is It All in Good Fun?

In trademark law, the likelihood of confusion between two marks is one of the most common reasons for trouble. But there is an exception to every rule, and attorneys in a recent case involving a crude knock-off of the Patagonia brand are seeking to u… Read More
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All Shook Up

All Shook Up

The Las Vegas Review-Journal recently reported that Authentic Brands Group (ABG), the licensing company that controls the names and images of many celebrities, has sent cease-and-desist letters to several Elvis Presley-themed wedding chapels in Las V… Read More
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