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Insurance Defense: Reservation of Rights Letter

An insured may choose its own attorney to defend a lawsuit if the insurer issues a reservation of rights letter.  Virtually all liability policies, including policies which cover employment-related claims, obligate insurers to defend lawsuits filed against their insureds.  As a consequence, insurers typically hire and pay attorneys to defend claims, in part because the…

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Insurance Defense: Volunteer Liability

Have you ever seen a volunteer event go terribly wrong? Imagine a summer block party put on by the neighborhood association, or the spring fling for a local charity. The weather is perfect. The turnout is outstanding. People are having a great time. Then, one guest starts having too much fun and one too many…

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Intellectual Property Law: A Better Solution for Stopping “Cybersquatters”

Perhaps the best space a business can own is not a physical space at all, but space on the internet, which usually means registering and owning a domain name.   A domain name is like home-sweet-home to a business and is often a target for trademark infringement.   Unscrupulous individuals, and sometimes even business competitors, may attempt…

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Tax Law: Fiscal Cliff Notes and the Tax ramifications of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and Sequester Cuts

The “sequester” recently gobbled up headlines across national media. It has developed so much hype that many may have forgotten they already watched this movie’s first installment earlier in the year called “The Fiscal Cliff.” The American Taxpayer Relief Act was the federal government’s initial solution to the fiscal cliff. It was described as a…

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Empowering Businesses to Succeed Seminar Series

Upcoming Seminar Topics for 2013 May 17, 2013 FLSA: Strategies for Reducing Vulnerability in Wage ClaimsPresented by: J. Nicole Windsor  June 21, 2013 Stealth ContractsPresented by: Matthew G. Hjortsberg/Michael W. Siri  July 19, 2013 Buying, Selling and Valuing BusinessesPresented by: Mark T. JensenGuest Speaker: Mark Norris, AV, Tucker & Meltzer, LLC August 16, 2013 eMarketing:…

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