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CAN'T TRUST THIS: CONSEQUENCES OF BAD CONTRACTS

November 05, 2020 BY Roberto Bazzani | Commercial Law

Contracts are a part of our daily lives. We sign financing documents to purchase cars and leases to rent apartments. We are handed thick stacks of paper to review when deciding to invest in seemingly great business opportunities. But few carefully read any of these documents, and almost no one reads the boilerplate language at the end of these documents. This is a mistake. All too often the person sitting across from us at the "deal table" is more concerned with closing the deal or meeting a monthly sales quota, or even unloading a business that is losing money, than with telling you the whole truth about the deal. ... Continue Reading

THIRD-PARTY LITIGATION FUNDERS: THE "PARTY" YOU DIDN'T KNOW WAS EXERCISING CONTROL OVER YOUR LITIGATION AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

January 27, 2020 BY Melody Kiella | Commercial Law

It is undeniable that litigation funding is taking the legal world by storm. In 2017, 36% of U.S. law firms reported using litigation funding, which was a 414% increase in use since 2013 when only 7% of law firms reported using it).1 ... Continue Reading

Shielding Your Company From Claims By Temporary Employees

February 06, 2017 BY Robert Quinn | Commercial Law

For some, the Christmas season is considered the most wonderful time of the year. But for many businesses, especially in the retail and hospitality industry, the season is their busiest time. According to the National Retail Federation, most retail businesses see a 30 percent increase in sales in November and December as compared to the rest of the year. For this reason, it is not uncommon for many businesses to hire seasonal employees. The increase demand requires additional workers, albeit on a temporary basis. Many companies rely on temp agencies to fill these gaps in workers. Many of these employees are hired as 1099 independent contractors, while some are merely contracted out from the temp agency. But the relationship between your business and the temporary hiring agency may raise several concerns. What happens when one of these temporary employees gets injured on the job? Who is responsible for compensating the employee? And how can you help to shield your business from any liability? ... Continue Reading

Georgia Supreme Court: The Doctrine Of Sovereign Immunity Does Not Bar Sureties And Subrogees From Recovering Against The State

June 02, 2015 BY Adam Beedenbender | Commercial Law

On September 22, 2014, the Georgia Supreme Court affirmed a controversial Court of Appeals decision, which held that the doctrine of sovereign ... Continue Reading

When Less Is More: Newell Recycling Of Atlanta, Inc. V. Jordan Jones & Goulding, Inc.

March 03, 2012 BY Jason Prine | Professional Malpractice and Healthcare Litigation

Professional services agreements generally contain descriptions of the work to be performed regardless of whether these agreements ... Continue Reading

The Journal is a publication for the clients of Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP. It is written in a general format and is not intended to be legal advice to any specific circumstance. Legal Opinions may vary when based upon subtle factual differences. All rights reserved. 

Editorial Board:

H. Michael Bagley
(Editor-in-chief)

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