A long-standing precedent is the right not to be compelled to personally answer a lawsuit in a foreign state jurisdiction absent some minimum contacts with the foreign state. States typically enact long-arm statutes to impose personal jurisdiction in situations such as where the defendant is involved in an auto accident or has engaged in a … More Connecticut Email Server Confers Personal Jurisdiction on Ex-Employee
This year brought library e-books. Imagine enjoying reading without worn discolored pages and coffee stains. Reserving and downloading books from any location had made e-reading easily accessible to anyone carrying a mobile device. Enjoying the New York Times, The Week Magazine and finishing a library book with the push of a button, tap of the … More Digital Rights Management 2012 Review
Yes, it has come to this. Social media account disputes. Employers, employees and independent contractors rely on these accounts to establish network connections and to promote business opportunities. Guidelines, terms and conditions at sign-up aside, the turf war pits these formerly non-competing parties at the end of employment or upon termination of their business relationship. … More Who Owns Your Social Media Account?
Business clients typically want their workers to be classified as independent contractors. The significant savings in employment taxes and employee benefits in addition to workers compensation premiums are very attractive. In Connecticut, the determination for state purposes is commonly referred to as the ABC test. To be an independent contractor, the worker must be free … More Employee or Independent Contractor? IRS Small Bus/Self Employed SG recommends incentives for voluntary classification
Trademarks have varying strengths depending upon their distinctiveness. While Apple as the name of a computer company has a high degree of distinctiveness, Fred’s Fish Fry as the name of a seafood restaurant? Not so much. The Apple name is arbitrary when it comes to computer products while Fred’s Fish Fry is a descriptive name. … More Philadelphia’s Cheesesteak as a trademark?