Unemployment Claims Rise as Coronavirus Concerns Continue

Commuting to and from work two months ago was the norm for many across the United States. Now, many finding themselves working from home or have lost their jobs entirely due to the effects of the new coronavirus or COVID-19. Following the implementation of shelter-in-place or stay-at-home orders, most are encouraged to stay at home […]


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Breach of Contract and Force Majeure in the Age of COVID-19

Day in and day out, businesses across the nation rely on contracts for many different things, including partnerships and employment. Unfortunately, however, many companies have been grappling with how to handle these contracts due to the novel coronavirus or COVID-19, which has effectively disrupted business operations around the world. In particular, many businesses are wondering […]


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Local Houston Restaurants Suffer Coronavirus Impact

Over the years, local restaurants have remained staples of communities across the country. Houston, for instance, is known for its wide variety of local fare, with a whopping 10,000 restaurants that represent nearly 70 countries and American regions. While restaurants across the nation have long been a source of comfort for patrons, the novel coronavirus […]


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Netflix Requests for Dismissal of ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ Trademark Amid Lawsuit

Intellectual property laws aim to help businesses and creators protect their work from being misappropriated. Trademarks, copyrights, and patents can all be used in different ways to accomplish this. With trademarks, however, in certain cases it can be difficult to achieve this sort of protection when trying to protect a widely used phrase or word. […]


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Understanding Liens in Commercial Real Estate

When dealing with commercial real estate, the use of liens can be fairly common. Liens can impact the ability of a business to start from the ground up or continue to grow and expand. Understanding how different types of liens can affect businesses is incredibly important when leasing or purchasing a commercial property. What is […]


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Popular Meat Alternative ‘Beyond Meat’ Breaches Investor Contract

Meat alternatives have become increasingly popular among consumers in the last several years. One of the most popular brands is Beyond Meat, which sells plant-based foods and meat alternatives. It sells its products to various customers in the retail and foodservice channels through brokers and distributors in the U.S. and internationally. The brand works with […]


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What To Include in a Business Partnership Agreement

The day-to-day aspects of business operations can involve lots of moving parts and the potential for partnerships. The way a business partnership functions can vary depending on a variety of factors. Because of this, every partnership should have a formal partnership agreement in place to ensure all possible scenarios that could affect the business are […]


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FTC Considering Crackdown on Non-Compete Agreements

Antitrust laws help regulate the conduct of businesses in order to promote fair market competition for the benefit of consumers. Recently, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced it was considering a rule limiting businesses from pushing their employees to sign non-compete agreements preventing them from working at rival companies. Upon hiring, workers are sometimes […]


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Airbnb Sues Miami Real Estate Developer For Breach of Contract

Home sharing company Airbnb is a resource many use for lodging while traveling in place of hotel or bed and breakfast accommodations. While the service has been quite popular, Airbnb recently sued a company in which it invested for breach of contract. Airbnb entrusted a Miami real estate developer to open the company’s first branded […]


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Breach of Fiduciary Duty in Real Estate Transactions

A fiduciary duty is a legal obligation wherein one party must act in the best interest of another. The obligated party is known as the fiduciary and is entrusted with the care of the other party’s finances or property. When a breach of this trust occurs, it can have serious legal implications. Understanding how this […]


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