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When the Law Doesn’t Matter

November 30, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Legal   |   0 Comment

As lawyers, part of our job is to think about potential consequences and incentives of creating different rules. Take a small example: if you make your employees responsible for damage they cause to company-owned cars, you incentivize them to drive more safely.  Most of the time.  The same is true on a much more fundamental level: [...]

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A Note on Negligent Hiring for Virginia Businesses

October 08, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Legal   |   0 Comment

One of the most maddening things that can happen to a business owner is to be sued for breaking a law that he or she did not even know existed, especially when the lawsuit could have been prevented had they been aware of the law. “Negligent hiring” is one such law. In most states – [...]

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How Default Terms in the Law May Affect Your Business

September 06, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Legal   |   0 Comment

Lawyers can find analogies to the law anywhere.  I recently found one during a fantasy football draft. On Tuesday night, nine of my law school friends and I held our annual draft.[1] And for the first time we decided to conduct an auction draft. An auction draft is exactly what you think it would be: [...]

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A Tweet to Remember: Approving Signs in Razorback Stadium

August 29, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Legal   |   0 Comment

The Athletic Director of the University of Arkansas tweeted[1] a message last week that created a small stir in the 24-hour sports news cycle.  It said simply, “All signs Students and Fans would like to display at FB games must be approved in advance. Call Julie Cain at (479) 575-3134 for approval.” Reaction from fans [...]

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