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A Government Contractors' Checklist For Building A FAR Combating-Trafficking Compliance Plan
A solicitation you want to respond to contains FAR 52.222-56, "Certification Regarding Trafficking in Persons Compliance Plan."
United States
23 Aug 2019
It May Be Foul, But There Is No Harm: Not All Mistakes Have Dire Consequences Under UCC Article 9
It is an understatement to say that questionable collateral descriptions in Uniform Commercial Code ("UCC") financing statements have spawned much litigation over many years.
United States
19 Mar 2019
New California Commercial Finance Disclosure Law Adds Lender Compliance Hurdles
The Golden State has recently adopted a new law requiring certain lenders and intermediaries to provide special disclosures to commercial loan customers in connection with certain types
United States
22 Feb 2019
In Gouletas, Bankruptcy Court Rules Statutes Of Limitations Have Limitations
In the recent Chicago bankruptcy case In re Gouletas, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Timothy A. Barnes ruled that obligations are not extinguished by statutes of limitation and, even after the expiration of the limitation period, ...
United States
14 Feb 2019
Episode 2: Mike Tannenbaum Of The Miami Dolphins
This week's guest, Mike Tannenbaum, Executive Vice President of Football Operations of the Miami Dolphins, epitomizes what After The Buzzer attempts to do.
United States
31 Oct 2018
California Fraudsters Beware: Protection By ‘Integration Clause' Less Than Rare
Parties to contracts sometimes want it both ways: They want solid, ironclad contracts that can't be altered or disputed, but they also want an escape hatch if it turns out they were defrauded in the formation of the agreement.
United States
13 Oct 2018
OCC's Call For Study Of Separation Of Banking And Commerce: Revisited Topic With A New Twist
According to Acting Comptroller of the Currency Ken Noreika, the time is right to reconsider the U.S. policy of limiting the ability of banking and commercial businesses to mix together.
United States
16 Nov 2017
How To Guarantee Bad Performance From Your Vendors
A well-crafted master services agreement for outsourced services can create a powerful alliance between you as the customer and the service provider or vendor.
United States
13 Sep 2017
Commercial Landlords Beware! Time To Modify Your Lease Form Allowing Encumbrance Of Tenant's Interest?
In BRE DDR BR WHITTWOOD CA LLC v. Farmers & Merchants Bank of Long Beach, the original owner of a shopping center entered into a 15-year lease with a restaurant Tenant.
United States
7 Sep 2017
Los Angeles Releases Proposed Commercial Cannabis Regulations
In one of the most significant milestones in the history of marijuana legislation, Los Angeles' City Council recently released its proposed regulations governing commercial cannabis activity in the city.
United States
4 Jul 2017
Arizona Case Could Point Way On Enforcement Of Commercial Leases For Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
Just across the California-Arizona border, there's an appellate case worth paying attention to, because it could signal whether California courts will hold that a commercial lease to operate...
United States
5 May 2017
Are ‘Gross Up' Provisions Gross In Commercial Leases?
It is common in commercial leases for the tenant to pay a pro-rata share of the operating expenses of a building, in addition to base rent.
United States
4 May 2017
Missouri Appellate Court Opens The Door To Spearin Claims By Contractors Against Public Entities
A Missouri appellate court has for the first time recognized that a construction contractor may pursue a breach of contract claim against a public entity owner based on the "Spearin doctrine,"...
United States
7 Mar 2017
Court Rejects Contractor's Mechanic's Lien Because Of ‘Intent'
The Illinois Court of Appeals' recent decision in AUI Construction Group, LLC v. Vaessen highlights the need for careful planning in structuring development agreements, construction contracts...
United States
2 Dec 2016
Due Diligence Checklist For Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions
Due diligence is a comprehensive, complex, and critical stage in any commercial real estate acquisition.
United States
17 Nov 2016
Securing Assent: The Internet Twist Of Electronic Contracts
If any area of the law could be shielded from the all-consuming influence of the Internet, it ought to be the age-old law of contracts.
United States
19 Oct 2016
Nevada Case A Reminder To Foreign Entities: Protect Your Due Process Rights When Served
The service of the initial lawsuit on a foreign company is a process that has come under greater scrutiny in recent years in order to ensure substantive due process rights are preserved.
United States
10 Oct 2016
Commercial Landlords: Time To Tune Up Your Indemnity Provisions
The California Court of Appeal recently issued an opinion which reminds us to take another look at the "boilerplate" indemnity provisions in commercial leases.
United States
30 Aug 2016
Waivers Of Implied Warranty Strengthened For Condo, Home Builders In Illinois
In two recent builder-friendly decisions, the First District and Supreme Court of Illinois have ruled that the standard conspicuous waiver of the implied warranty of habitability found in most builders' sales agreements.
United States
11 Jul 2016
Education Malpractice And Student Litigation: New Lessons Learned
As those in higher education are keenly aware, postsecondary institutions must regularly (and increasingly) contend with civil suits filed by current and former students.
United States
28 Apr 2016
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