LXBN TV: For Crowdfunding Entrepreneurs, Failing to Fulfill Promises Has Real Repercussions

By | LXBN | July 23, 2014

The advent of crowdfunding has led to some incredible feats of entrepreneurism—the realization of products, restaurants and services that may have never seen the light of day. It’s also led to one man raising more than $50,000 just to make some potato salad. The thing is, non-serious campaigns—or even serious ones that fail to make good on promises—could face repercussions.

LXBN TV: Why Having Employees Sign Non-Competes After They Start Working Could Cause Problems

By | LXBN | July 17, 2014

Navigating the law around non-compete agreements can be a difficult subject.And for those living in Kentucky, that may have become a lot more challenging as the state’s Supreme Court ruled can’t make an employee sign a non-compete just to continue working. While the ruling only applies there, the lesson is that employers should have employees sign non-competes before they start on the job.

LXBN TV: For the First Time, SEC Brings Enforcement Action Under Dodd-Frank’s Whistleblower Provision

By | LXBN | July 8, 2014

It’s always interesting when a regulatory body does something for the first time, because you’re not exactly sure what we’ll happen next. Well, that’s not quite right, because you do—there will be challenges. And that’s what will happen after the SEC brought its first enforcement action under the Dodd-Frank Act’s anti-relation provisions.

LXBN TV: Supreme Court Makes the Right Call in Deeming Warrantless Cell Phone Searches Unconstitutional

By | LXBN | July 3, 2014

Recently, the Supreme Court justices have taken quite a beating when it comes to their technical aptitude. “How can they be expected to weight issues at the bleeding edge of law and technology,” it’s been asked, “when they don’t even understand the basics of how some stuff works?” Well, some of the justices may or not may know how to use a smartphone, but they made the right decision in a key ruling on them.

LXBN TV: Supreme Court Issues Controversial Hobby Lobby Ruling – is the Reaction Overblown?

By | LXBN | July 2, 2014

When you look around, it’s difficult to find anything but negative and dramatic reaction to the Supreme Court’s ruling that, when citing religious reasons, closely-held businesses do not have to abide by the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate. But upon closer inspection, maybe there’s something more to Burwell v. Hobby Lobby—that perhaps it’s a nuanced and limited decision that doesn’t spell doom?

LXBN TV: Supreme Court Rules Against Aereo – What’s the Impact?

By | LXBN | June 25, 2014

In one of the biggest Supreme Court cases this term, the justices ruled against the internet streaming startup and stated that it had violated copyright law by streaming broadcasters’ content without permission. In the leadup to this case, some had argued that a ruling for broadcasters could spell doom for innovation in the television industry. But is that really the case?