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Helping Your Clients Raise Equity and Debt Financing

May 6, 2016 By: Alan Gutterman

Next week the Business Counselor Institute will be presenting two programs on West Legal Ed Center to wrap up its Financing Boot Camp Series.

It’s reasonable to believe that taking sandals out of store without paying was shoplifting

May 6, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

It’s reasonable to believe that taking sandals out of store without paying was shoplifting.

Cone of Silence: What’s Market (and what’s not) in Transactional Nondisclosure Agreements

May 5, 2016 By: Craig Eastland

Meaningful evaluation of a proposed deal often requires revealing confidential information, and rather than rely on the other side’s rectitude, negotiating parties enter into a nondisclosure agreement (NDA) to safeguard and prevent misuse of confidential disclosures.

Did the U.S. ratify a contract with a drug snitch?

May 5, 2016 By: Joe Fraracci

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims found many material facts in dispute on whether the government ratified an unauthorized contract with “confidential human source” Julio Villars.

Topical Roundup: California Premises Liability

May 5, 2016 By: Jean Sica

Some recent noteworthy legal summaries involving negligence claims in California include a $1.2M verdict for a slip and fall, a $155K award after an airplane incident, and $2.9M resulting from a negligently maintained campsite.

Evidence of defendant fleeing residence in tee-shirt, shorts, and sandals in four degree weather was admissible

May 5, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

Evidence of defendant fleeing residence in tee-shirt, shorts, and sandals in four degree weather was admissible.

Maintaining a Legacy with Succession Planning 101

May 4, 2016 By: Richard Baum

Death brings attention to estate planning for individuals as well as succession planning for business owners.

No contract loss from sandals not being at store the next day

May 4, 2016 By: Legal Solutions

No contract loss from sandals not being at store the next day..

Counseling Your Clients on Financial Matters and Capital Raising

May 3, 2016 By: Alan Gutterman

Financing is an essential element for establishing a new business, launching a new product or service or expanding an existing business through internal growth or acquisition.

Defendant to Pay $3.8M for Playing ‘Knockout Game’ Based on Race

May 3, 2016 By: Jury Verdicts

Coleman v. Barrett (Tex.Dist.) Defendant to Pay $3.8M for Playing ‘Knockout Game’ Based on Race

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