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Data Privacy and Data Security

Data privacy is complex and constantly evolving.  It is an area that businesses need to take very seriously and ensure that they are informed, proactive, and compliant.  One of the factors that makes data privacy so challenging is that in the Unite… Read More
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LLC Operating Agreements – Should You Have One?

A Limited Liability Company (“LLC”) is often considered desirable to entrepreneurs and business owners when forming and setting up a business.  There are various considerations and benefits such as, but not limited to: tax implications, separati… Read More
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Non-Compete Clauses And Enforceability

Over the past several years, there has been an increase in non-compete clauses and agreements in a number of industries.  Historically, such provisions were often reserved for executives, scientists, engineers, and other highly skilled and educated… Read More
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Generic, Short-Form Contracts – Are They Right For You?

We live in an era where there are unlimited resources for people to conduct personal and professional business in a self-service, independent manner.  Nearly everything can be done with the click of a mouse, from banking, enrolling in insurance prog… Read More
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Franchise Agreements: What To Look For

Investing in a franchise is an attractive option for many entrepreneurs.  While such business ventures offer immediate branding and operational benefits for the franchisee, as well as the opportunity to run their own business, the franchise agreemen… Read More
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Peugeot Can’t Outrun Alcon Entertainment

Last week, Alcon Entertainment (“Alcon”) sued French car manufacturer Peugeot in California federal court for breach of contract, breach of duty to negotiate in good faith, and fraud among other claims.   The lawsuit stems from an alleged agree… Read More
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Blaze’s Guitar Lawsuit Goes Up In Flames

In the spring of 2017, Buddy “Blaze” Webster (“Blaze”), a well-known guitar designer, filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Dean Guitars (“Dean”); the estate of legendary guitarist Darrell Abbott (“Abbott”), also known as Dim… Read More
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TCPA Case Against Yelp Moves Forward

Earlier this month, a federal judge denied Yelp’s motion for summary judgment, which sought to defeat a proposed class action lawsuit against the online business locator and review website for violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“… Read More
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The Inevitable Lawsuit: Lindsey Buckingham Sues Fleetwood Mac

In April 2018, when word spread that Lindsey Buckingham was fired by Fleetwood Mac, many speculated that it was only a matter of time before he filed a lawsuit.  Earlier this month, Buckingham did just that, and sued his former band members for brea… Read More
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Filmchella And Coachella, Is There Confusion?

Coachella, established in 1999, is one of the biggest and most well-known music and arts festivals in the world.   Every year, hundreds of thousands of music fans from all over the globe travel to the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California for the f… Read More
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