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Month: November 2013

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Beastie Boys (. . . and GIRLS!): who’s suing whom?

The Beastie Boys turned heads in 1986 with the “absurdist rhymes” in their Def Jam debut: Licensed to Ill.  In the track “Girls,” Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz spins a tale of lost love, longing for a female companion to clean up his bedroom and bathroom and do his dishes and laundry. GoldieBlox, which specializes in engineering


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5 things to consider when buying a business

Buying an existing business is a big step for anyone.  Before you sign on the dotted line, keep these 5 important points in mind: 1. Do Your Due Diligence Make sure to do your research.  Roll up your sleeves and do your due diligence.  Conduct a thorough investigation to minimize your risk of a bad


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IBM v. Twitter?

IBM dropped a major bombshell on Twitter this month.  Prior to Twitter’s Initial Public Offering (IPO), IBM sent a letter to the social media site claiming Twitter infringed on at least three of IBM’s U.S. patents.  The patents at issue include, (i) method for presenting advertising in an interactive service, (ii) efficient retrieval of uniform resource locators and (iii)


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Did You Miss The Memo?

Senators Request More Streamlined and Straightforward SEC Rules The JOBS Act has led the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to implement rules that remove the ban on general solicitation under Rule 506 of Regulation D. However, in September 2013, Kansas Republican Senator Jerry Moran, and Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner, voiced their concerns in a


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Miami Dolphins Offensive Guard Richie Incognito is now on the Defense

After Jonathan Martin left the Miami Dolphins due to alleged bullying and racist and threatening messages from teammate Richie Incognito, fans ask: will Martin sue Incognito and the Dolphins, or walk away to continue his NFL career? Martin, only a second year player in the NFL, has a long career ahead of him.  However, filing


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