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March 2015 Archives

What is the CAN-Spam Act?

Ohio businesses that use email for advertising or to promote commercial services or products need to be aware of the CAN-Spam Act as violations of the act can result in fines of $16,000 for each email in violation of it. The act does not prohibit the commercial use of emails, but it does prohibit such emails from being written and sent in certain ways.

Shareholder lawsuit against Blackberry dismissed

Ohio residents may be interested to learn that a shareholder lawsuit filed against Blackberry was recently dismissed. The lawsuit involved allegations that the company had artificially inflated its stock price by misleading its shareholders about the popularity of the Blackberry 10, which was launched in January 2013.

Errors for small business owners to be cautious of

Ohio individuals who are considering starting a small business should try to avoid a few legal pitfalls. One is failing to make sure that there is not already a trademark on the name they have in mind for a business or product, as this can lead to a lawsuit.

The difference between a partnership and joint venture

Ohio residents who are planning a new business venture may want to consider whether a partnership agreement or a joint venture agreement is appropriate. The main difference between the two types of partnerships is the length of time the partners expect to be engaged in business with one another. This is something that is usually determined during the business planning stage.

Employee contracts may help both employer and employee

As some Ohio business owners may know, businesses may offer employment contracts when hiring new employees. This provides assurance to both the employee and the employer that certain aspects of the relationship are tangible, regarded as nonnegotiable or unable to be changed without cause.

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