A mechanic's lien, also known as a construction lien, is an incredibly powerful collection tool that is available to contractors and subcontractors in California. In fact, any party that provides materials or labor in an effort to help improve real property may seek a mechanic's lien against the property in the event that they are not fairly paid for their contribution. Essentially, a mechanic's lien will give a person or company a creditor's interest in that property. Of course, if the owner of the property declares bankruptcy, things can quickly become extremely complicated. If your company is dealing with a mechanic's lien and a bankruptcy filing by the party that owns the property, please contact an experienced San Jose creditors' rights lawyer for immediate legal assistance.
Federal regulations require that companies must comply with many different rules when importing radio frequency devices. One of these rules is a filing requirement. Complying with this filing requirement can produce a tremendous amount of paperwork. Though, in the summer of 2016, the filing requirement related to the import of devices was temporarily suspended. Recently, the FCC has announced the extension of the Form 740 Import Information Waiver for another six months. For now, this waiver is set to run until June 30th, 2017.
The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled in favor of Samsung in their dispute with Apple. The case involves allegations of both patent and copyright infringement. This decision, which was unanimous (8-0) overturns a lower court ruling that had awarded Apple more than $390 million in damages. At this stage, the case will now go back down to a Washington D.C. federal appeals court for reconsideration on the issue of damages.
Last month brought two new important changes coming to the California Equal Pay Act. As with all employment law regulations, companies operating within the state must ensure that their firm is in full compliance with this law. This means understanding and conforming to the new aspects of the law. Further, it is critically important that your company has good relations with its workers and that you have well-drafted employment contracts that will protect you from liability. If you have any questions or concerns about how California's employment law changes will impact your company, please contact our experienced San Jose business law attorneys today to discuss your case.
There a few things that are more exciting than opening your very own company. Not only are there potential financial benefits for you and your family, but you have the potential to create something that will help change your local community for the better. Of course, it also must be noted that starting a new business is a major challenge. Sadly, many business ventures simply do not work out. You need to be prepared for the risks. Fortunately, you can go a long way towards reducing the risks involved with business formation by working with an experienced San Jose business law attorney. Your attorney can help guide you through some of the common traps. To get you started, the following is a list of four things that every prospective business owner must keep in mind.
With more than 12,000 locations around the globe, Dunkin' Donuts is one of the world's largest restaurant chains. The company recently expanded into California, opening up its first free-standing restaurants in the Bay Area and in Los Angeles. Now, the company is facing a trademark infringement claim. According to reporting from Reuters, the donut and coffee giant was recently sued by Heartland Consumer Products. Heartland makes Splenda, one of the country's most popular artificial sweeteners.
When facing a lawsuit, there is no need to stress out. After all, it is not uncommon for a business to face civil legal action. Lawsuits can come from a number of different parties, including a customer, a supplier, a current or former employee, or even another company. Regardless, there are steps you can take to protect yourself. In order to best protect your legal rights and financial interests, it is imperative that you contact an experienced San Jose business litigation attorney as soon as possible.
For most people, the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization (RICO) Act is associated with organized crime. This is not surprising since the control of crime was the original purpose of the statute. However, civil action may also be brought under the RICO act. Further, in California, civil RICO claims are increasingly being brought not just against organized crime, but against clearly legitimate businesses. If you are considering bringing a civil RICO claim, or if a RICO claim has been brought against your California business, you need to consult with an experienced San Jose business litigation attorney as soon as possible.
Chapter 11 bankruptcy is a beneficial reorganization tool for many financially distressed businesses. Filing Bankruptcy can help a business in many ways. You can reorganize your debt, both secured and unsecured. Bankruptcy can give you protection from your creditors while you litigate against businesses or person who have interfered with your business. Bankruptcy can also help you with your debt.
Recently, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) announced that it was adopting a new set of regulations. The new rules are meant to help facilitate the development of faster 5G networks. In a unanimous vote, the commissioners agreed to pass the plan put forth by Chairman Tom Wheeler. This is an important development for many telecommunications companies. The hopes are that new networks will spring up quickly, as the potential benefits for businesses and consumers could be wide ranging.