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Avoiding Lost Profits Damages in Breach of Contract

In defending a breach of contract claim in Illinois (or elsewhere), it's important to understand the nature and extent of damages for which you could be held liable. Depending on the circumstances of the breach of contract claim, you could not only be on-the-hook for compensatory damages associated with observable and recorded losses, but also...
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10 Key Legal Documents for Starting a Business

When starting a new business, it is critical to be proactive about protecting your personal assets and putting your company in a favorable position to achieve sustainable growth. This means giving due consideration to the legalities, and preparing the necessary documentation to protect your company against potential losses and liabilities. While ea...
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What is Opinion of Counsel, and How It May Be Your Secret Weapon

You don't have to wait until you are facing an intellectual property dispute to run your business plans past a lawyer. There are several reasons why seeking the opinion of counsel sooner than later is a good idea for business owners. This post will look at the reasons why intellectual property owners should seek the opinion of counsel to ensure tha...
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Understanding Your Title VI Civil Rights

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on “race, color, or national origin … under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” The law explicitly applies to intentional discrimination. However, in some cases, organizations that fail to act on reports of discrimination can also be found in violation of the law. Also prohibited is the unequal treatment of people due to something called “disparate impact”. The language of the statute uses multiple terms for the same thing—race. People and organization that discriminate often use skin color, ethnicity, accent, country of birth, and immigrant status as markers of racial identity—and as a sign that equal treatment is not deserved. The people who wrote Title VI wanted to make it clear that using such markers of race could not be cited as loopholes for not complying with the law.
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How Business Lawyers Can Assist with a New Business

How Business Lawyers Can Assist with a New Business
When building a new business from the ground up, you’ll find that there are many tasks you’ll need to handle. Hiring business lawyers in Melbourne to take care of the legal aspects can free you up to build a client base, plan marketing, and hire staff. A lawyer can also help you comprehend the various legal terms you’ll encounter and show you how to navigate the extraordinary amount of paperwork. Spending money on a proficient business lawyer at the beginning can even save you a lot of money and time further down the track.When building a new business from the ground up, you’ll find that there are many tasks you’ll need to handle. Hiring business lawyers in Melbourne to take care of the legal aspects can free you up to build a client base, plan marketing, and hire staff. A lawyer can also help you comprehend the various legal terms...
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Crime in The Cloud: Legal Challenges with Modern Technology

As the Internet becomes more integrated into every area of life and commerce, it is becoming more of a challenge to manage tech-based crimes. There are three major threats that everyone is facing on the Internet: Data Theft, Virus Attacks, and Hackers. These three crimes can be very hard to manage and prosecute due to their very nature. They are committed digitally, using highly skilled technical maneuvers to steal data, to corrupt data, or to access sensitive information. Law enforcement as well as prosecution can find themselves empty handed when a crime is committed, or only able to arrest and detain a few of the cybercriminals in a large crime ring. Crime in The Cloud The first legal challenge related to data theft is the fact that virus attacks or hacking is usually not discovered until after it has occurred. There is minimal to no warning that it is going...
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