Posts tagged “TechLaw”
TechLaw: A county's zoning ordinance prohibits cell phone towers that are over 100 feet tall. The zoning ordinance, however, allows other structures (including other types of towers) to exceed 100 feet in height. Are there any constitutional protections that can be invoked to challenge this prohibition that seems arbitrary on its face?
TechLaw: Each year, thousands of adolescents in North Carolina find themselves the victims of "cyber-bullying." North Carolina addressed this controversial issue with the passage of § 14 458.1 of the North Carolina General Statutes.
TechLaw: Nonprofit corporations, including property owners' associations, are generally intended to "do good." But, more often than necessary, they foster "bad feelings" among their members because of ill-informed document inspection policies.
TechLaw: A new North Carolina law provides that business contract terms allowing recovery of attorneys' fees are enforceable if they apply to all contracting parties and are "signed by hand." Attorneys' fee awards under this law will be very unpredictable.
TechLaw: Use of a limited liability company has become a popular business planning tool because of the broad protections it affords owners of the LLC from the actions and debts of the LLC. However, the reverse is not necessarily true. Under certain circumstances, a creditor of an owner can reach the owner's interest in the LLC or even the LLC's assets.
TechLaw: Patent reform legislation pending in Congress is poised to become the most significant patent legislation in nearly 60 years. How will it affect your intellectual property management decisions?
Having your cake and eating it too: Removing assets from your taxable estate while retaining access for your financial support
Techlaw: With the proper use of special trusts, you may "have your cake and eat it too" by removing assets from your taxable estate while nonetheless preserving your access to them for your personal financial support.
TechLaw: Green building has graduated from fad to trend to a powerful force. Although green building only recently has challenged traditional construction, a gap between expectation and performance has begun to grow.
TechLaw: It's time to raise capital to get your company off the ground or expanded. The sale of stock seems like the best approach, but what about the expensive registration requirements? Is there a way around them? Maybe.
TechLaw: Despite what business owners might think, almost every business, technology-related or not, has intellectual property. Consequently, intellectual property often is overlooked when a business is being sold. Understanding your business's intellectual property can be critical to selling your business smoothly, without undue delay.
TechLaw: You found residential rental property in foreclosure and you invested. What's next? Some recent changes in residential landlord-tenant law have made it more important than ever to know just what you have gotten into.
LLCs, other business entities may not protect members, owners from personal liability for their own wrongful actions
TechLaw: The protections offered by limited liability companies and other limited liability business entities are invaluable to business owners. Nevertheless, in certain circumstances, a business owner may be held personally liable for his or her own wrongful actions, even when those actions are done in furtherance of the company's business.
TechLaw: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media create new opportunities, risks, and obligations for a business, and especially when litigation is involved. This article briefly highlights a few of the most salient information management and litigation issues raised by a business's use of social media.