Most who live outside of Nevada do not know that businesses located on Las Vegas Boulevard between Washington and Sahara avenues are required to have neon or animated signs.
Though it is Labor Day, it is also a Monday and on Monday mornings I like to map out what will likely be going on during the upcoming week both for me and for my law firm.
It hasn’t been a great summer for the issue of vicarious liability in franchising. In particular, the Office of General Counsel of the NLRB, in its McDonald’s recommendation, has demonstrated that it is hostile to the franchising model of business.
China joint ventures are notorious for their high failure rate. An old Chinese saying that is often applied to joint ventures is “same bed, different dreams.”
The recent decision by the High Court of England and Wales (Chancery Division) in Richmond Pharmacology Limited (Company) v. Chester Overseas Limited, et al. underscores the need to carefully draft confidentiality clauses and to incorporate specific exceptions where these exceptions are reasonably foreseeable in the future.
While riding the perimeter of his South Texas ranch in preparation for the upcoming dove season, Gaul Derrnit spies trespassers crawling through a new hole in his fence. Twice before other illegal immigrants damaged Gaul’s fences and gates, water lines and water storage tanks, vandalized his property, burglarized an isolated ranch home and left massive amounts of trash. Derrnit is fed up. Recalling the murder of an off duty Border Patrol officer, Gaul is armed and “about ready to shoot ‘dem S.O.B.’s.” May Derrnit shoot these trespassers?
If you haven’t already, add digital assets to the list of things to look for in asset searches. In a world in which even modestly-trafficked internet domain names can change hands for tens of thousands of dollars, Delaware has become the first state to ensure families’ rights to access the digital assets of loved ones during incapacitation or after death.
Throughout the year, this space has periodically re-visited the topic of regulating the manufacture and labeling of foods with genetically modified ingredients (GMOs) at the state and federal level. This week, a lawsuit out of Kauai, Hawaii shed light on the fate of these regulations at the county level.
I have seen the future of entertainment, and it is drones! Well, perhaps not right away, but sooner than we might think.
Along with all states, the U.S. Virgin Islands has a “dram shop law,” which is designed to enforce the public liability of establishments that sell and serve alcoholic beverages. In recent years, the potential for liability has had local hotels, restaurants and bars concerned about the likelihood of being targeted with a lawsuit if a patron is in an accident while under the influence of alcohol, so the Territory has now added its name to the list of jurisdictions that have imposed a limit to the liquor liability enforceable throughout its dram shop law.