COVID-19 and the Force Majeure

March 24, 2020

The current pandemic brought on by the COVID-19 virus has impacted supply chains; the ability to move around freely; and in some cases has shut down manufacturing entirely. Government actions including declaring states of emergency, closing borders and shelter in place orders may be the types of events that often fall within the parameters of…

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REMINDER – Annual Reports must be filed!

March 20, 2020

In addition to our updates on new legislation and regulations coming out, we wanted to remind you that Annual Report filing requirements are still in effect for each of the states. The filing deadline for Georgia is April 1, 2020 and North Carolina is April 15, 2020. Delaware’s deadline for corporations was March 15, 2020…

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SBA Assistance Resources in Light of Covid-19 Pandemic

March 19, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in modified and additional SBA resources to help our small businesses, small aquacultural businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and/or most private nonprofit organizations. Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) The SBA has approved the North Carolina Governor’s request for a disaster declaration, and you may begin the application process. Applicants are encouraged…

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Digital Privacy at the Border

January 8, 2020

Traditionally, border agents and U.S. government officials have enjoyed broad authority to conduct searches and investigations of travelers coming into the U.S., actions which are primarily couched under two goals: (1) to search for and discover contraband entering the U.S.; and (2) to prevent the admission and entrance of individuals ineligible for admission into the…

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CA Implements First US Consumer Data Privacy Law

January 8, 2020

With the start of 2020, California residents are the first in the country to have enhanced privacy protections akin to those provided in the EU under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), passed in September of 2018, gives Californians certain rights over the personal data collected by companies such…

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Uber, Lyft, and Doordash will spend $90 million on Campaign Rejecting “Employee” Designation for Drivers

November 8, 2019

Earlier this year the California state legislature, employee-ng state in America finally passed a law requiring gig economy tech companies to treat drivers as employees rather than independent contractors. As the gig economy has grown over the last several years, there has been much debate about the proper legal designation for drivers. When workers are…

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Hurricane Season and the Force Majeure

September 10, 2019

It is fall in the Southeast and for many of us that means hurricane season has arrived. Last week’s visit by Hurricane Dorian was a stark reminder of the impact that the weather can have on our businesses and day-to-day operations. Governors in the many of the southern states declared states of emergency and mandatory…

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April 23, 2019

CAN A BREACH OF CONTRACT JUSTIFY CORPORATE VEIL PIERCING? By Samira Schakirova Law Clerk Bridgehouselaw LLP In a recent North Carolina Business Court decision, the court reviewed whether a breach of contract itself was sufficient to pierce the corporate veil. Plaintiff Kerry Bodenhamer Farms (KB Farms) and Defendant Nature’s Pearl entered into a written supply…

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Secretaries of State Warn Businesses about Misleading Requests for Corporate Filings

January 31, 2019

Secretaries of State Warn Businesses about Misleading Requests for Corporate Filings by BridgehouseLaw Staff As companies enter the annual reporting season for 2019, multiple Secretaries of State have notified businesses to be wary of third-party requests for corporate filings and fees. The Secretary of State in West Virginia discovered that one such mailing was sent…

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Tips for Staying Ahead of GDPR Compliance

August 30, 2018

Tips for Staying Ahead of GDPR Compliance by Angela Schulz, Associate Attorney Many individuals and business leaders are likely already familiar with the sweeping changes in international privacy and data collection standards, not just from international news media outlets, but also from our previous articles on Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).  It likely comes as…

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