“Cybersmear” Lawsuits

freelance articlesThe Federal Arbitration Act requires courts to enforce clauses in commercial contracts that require arbitration of disputes. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that transportation workers engaged in interstate commerce are exempt from the Act. For other types of workers, the effect of the Supreme Court ruling was to reaffirm the enforceability of mandatory arbitration provisions in agreements entered into by workers engaged in interstate commerce. Continue reading

Contracting with Subcontractors  
Audio – Part 1

For those of you who missed my recent speaking engagement to the INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS USA, I wanted to provide some of the key information that was addressed at that meeting. My topic was about the “Top 10 Contractual Legal Issues Faced When Using Subcontractors” and explored multiple legal issues encountered when using subcontractors for you business. Continue reading

Is Your Business at Risk?

We’ve all heard about the woman who spilled scalding coffee on herself and successfully sued McDonald’s or heard reports of burglars suing homeowners after injuring themselves during a burglary. And don’t forget the story of the Winnebago owner who won … Continue reading

Arbitration Agreements Can Go Too Far

Strong public policies support the appropriate use of arbitration over litigation in settling legal disputes and, in fact, such policies underlie the Federal Arbitration Act. That said, an agreement to arbitrate disputes is subject to well established principles rooted in … Continue reading