Articles & Alerts

Closely-Held Business Alert: Health Care Reform

ALERT: HEALTH CARE REFORM Navigating the Effects on Your Business Now that the dust has settled around the constitutionality of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act, it is time for business owners to focus energy on evaluating the impact of—and...

Sharon Rudnick: Do You Have an Order Awarding Attorney Fees on Claims Adjudicated in a Limited Judgment? Then Be Prepared to Wait…

Republished from the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel’s newsletter, The Verdict, Spring 2012 Download below.

Q&A: Cloud Computing – Choosing a Vendor

by John Rake Q: I am a business owner who believes “cloud computing” may save me money on IT needs. What legal considerations are important in choosing a vendor? A: There are several legal considerations, including, but not limited to:...

Intellectual Property E-News: Trademark Clearance is a Sound Business Decision for New Business Names or Product Lines

Trademark Clearance is a Sound Business Decision for New Business Names or Product Lines Before investing in a new business name or product line, it is a good idea to evaluate whether the proposed trademark conflicts with preexisting marks. There...

L&E Alert: Collective Bargaining Agreement Can Prevent Employers from Modifying Retiree Healthcare Coverage

Collective Bargaining Agreement Can Prevent Employers from Modifying Retiree Healthcare Coverage Alday v. Raytheon Co., __ F.3d __, 2012 WL 1815674 (9th Cir. May 21, 2012) The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that an employer was contractually obligated...

Q&A: Social Media Policies

by Sharon Rudnick Q: Can I institute a policy addressing what employees can say about my business on Facebook? A: Yes. However, the policy must be specific enough to avoid interfering with employees’ rights under the NLRA to engage in...

Q&A: Minority Shareholder Cannot Prevent Sale of Company

by Susan Marmaduke Q:  My sisters and I own our family business, which is an Oregon corporation. The four of us each own 25% of the shares in the company. My sisters want to sell the company. Our shareholder agreement...

Intellectual Property E-News: Nastygrams Can Backfire on Trademark Owners

Nastygrams Can Backfire on Trademark Owners Brand owners should consider benefits, consequences, and alternatives of trademark enforcement cease-and-desist letters. Trademark owners have a duty to monitor and enforce their trademark rights by identifying and stopping unauthorized uses. Cease-and-desist letters (commonly...

Closely-Held Business Alert: April 30 Deadline Postponed

ALERT: APRIL 30 DEADLINE POSTPONED The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has enjoined the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from implementing its notice-posting rule. The Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments on the validity of the...

L&E Alert: April 30 Deadline Postponed

ALERT: APRIL 30 DEADLINE POSTPONED The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has enjoined the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from implementing its notice-posting rule. The Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments on the validity of the...

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