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What is a Class Action? What You Need to Know About Class Actions

July 15, 2020

What You Need to Know About Class Action Lawsuits What is a class action? A class action lawsuit is a type of lawsuit that allows a large group of people who were wronged by an individual or company to come together as one to sue them. A situation that may cause a class action lawsuit…

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Germany Now Holds the Position of Presidency of the Council of the EU

July 9, 2020

Germany now holds the presidency of the council of the EU What does this mean for Europe? On July 1st, 2020, Germany took over the position as the presidency of the council of the EU. That statement may confuse some people at first. No, Germany is not the president of Europe, and no, they did…

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New Fine Print on Airline Tickets

July 8, 2020

New Fine Print on Airline Tickets Do you always read the fine print? Nowadays, the fine print is just thrown into the terms and conditions agreement of a contract and will go unnoticed by most people. If you’ve flown with American Airlines recently, you probably didn’t notice the new fine print on the terms and…

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How Small to Medium-Sized Enterprises will Benefit from the USMCA

July 7, 2020

How the USMCA will help Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) The USMCA is a new trade agreement between the United States, Canada, and Mexico that replaced NAFTA on July 1st of this year. The agreement places a large emphasis on supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in North America, including a new feature: a chapter…

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What is a Registered Agent?

July 6, 2020

What Does a Registered Agent Do? A corporation or LLC must identify a registered agent in each state where they are registered. A registered agent is a person or entity that is designated to receive important legal documents on behalf of your business. The types of legal documents sent to a registered agent may include…

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Jeep Look-alike, Mahindra Roxor in Legal Trouble

July 2, 2020

What is the Mahindra Roxor and why are they in a Legal Dispute for looking like a Jeep? What is the Mahindra Roxor and why were they accused of trade dress infringement? Before we start on that, we first have to explain what a trade dress is. A trade dress is intellectual property protection for…

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State Level Foreign Entity Registration

July 1, 2020

Doing Business in Another State – Foreign Entity Registration   What is foreign entity registration on a state level? A “foreign” entity does not always mean that a company is incorporated outside the US. At the state level, a foreign entity may refer to a company that was incorporated in a different state. If your…

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American Not Allowed in Europe

June 30, 2020

American Travelers Not Allowed in Europe   Travelers from the United States will not be allowed in European Union countries when it reopens on Wednesday, July 1. The European Council released its unanimous decision establishing a list of “safe travel destinations” consisting of fifteen (15) countries on Tuesday, June 30. This list of accepted travelers…

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New Restrictions in North Carolina

June 29, 2020

Starting on Friday, June 26 at 5:00 PM, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order No. 147 went into effect, extending Phase 2 until July 17, 2020 and imposing further restrictions. Specifically, beginning Friday June 26, people in North Carolina are required to wear a mask in any public area where a six-foot social distance…

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What is the Difference Between an Employee and an Independent Contractor?

June 29, 2020

What is the Difference Between an Employee and an Independent Contractor? Knowing the difference between an employee and an independent contractor is not always easy. But employers must know the difference in order to have appropriate liability protection and to be compliant with labor and tax laws. Employers sometimes try to classify their employees as…

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