Put it in Writing David E. Rains

5 Legal Tips for Startups
Being a lawyer in Tuscaloosa has afforded me the opportunity to work with many entrepreneurs in bringing ideas to reality.  When starting a company there are many different issues and obstacles ...
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Things Are Getting Squirrelly

Emotional Support Animals in the Workplace
A lady and her squirrel get on a plane… While this sounds like the beginning of a joke, the concept of a strange animal making its way onto a plane is ...
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An Epicenter for Entrepreneurship

The River Pitch Competition in Tuscaloosa Will Draw the Attention of Investors and Budding Entrepreneurs
Alabama is becoming a hotbed for large seed-stage investment funding. Big names such as...
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Will Abandoning the Physical Presence Rule Affect Your Pocketbook? Robert M. Spence

State and Local Governments Can Now Require Vendors with No Physical Presence to Collect Sales Tax
On June 21, the United States Supreme Court ruled in South Dakota v. Wayfair that states and local governments can require vendors with no physical presence in the state to collect sales tax. In ...
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The Merger Clause: Essential Defense or False Protection? Nicole B. Hampton and Ann L. Reardon

What protection do merger clauses really provide?
The success of a breach of contract claim may depend on the presence of a merger or integration clause. One of the most common provisions you will find in a contract, ...
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Lady Liberty Celebrates Independence Day with a Bang

USPS ordered to pay $3.5M in damages for a copyright blunder.
Last week, the United States Postal Service (“USPS”) was ordered to pay over $3.5 million to the sculptor of “Lady Liberty,” the sculpture in front of the New York Hotel & ...
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Preparing for the Inevitable Lawsuit

If you are an employer, there is a 100% chance that you will get sued if you are in business for an extended period of time – it comes with the ...
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A Help to Employers

Supreme Court Holds Class Action Waiver in Arbitration Agreements Enforceable
Some good news for many employers came from the U.S. Supreme Court last week. The Supreme Court ended a long-standing debate over the enforceability of arbitration agreements with class action waivers ...
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Announcing the Launch of Our New Website

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Important Changes Ahead for Owners and Managers of Residential Rental Property

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