The Statute of Frauds in Contract Law

The Statute of Frauds in Contract Law When contract lawyers analyze the statute of frauds, they usually are focused on the specific statute in whatever jurisdiction applies to the particular case. The first question is whether or not the agreement in the case is within the statute of frauds (in...

The Ultimate Guide to Non-Compete Agreements in Ohio

The Ultimate Guide to Non-Compete Agreements in Ohio Companies big and small often employ noncompete agreements in order to protect company goodwill, confidential information and current employees. However, the enforceability of these agreements under Ohio law depends on a variety of factors. Often times, there are also other agreements beyond...

The Difference Between Independent Contractors and Agents

The Difference Between Independent Contractors and Agents From an agency law perspective, independent contractors and agents are different in very meaningful ways. When we look at independent contractors and agents; they are to be treated differently as far as the law is concerned. The distinction between the two relationships focuses...

Are Employers Legally Liable for Employee’s Actions?

Are Employers Liable for Employee Actions? Whether or not an employer is liable for the actions of its employees is essentially an agency liability problem. When looking at agency in the employment context, however, there’s a range of tests and factors that might be involved depending on the jurisdiction. Business...

Florida Jury Issues $1 Billion Verdict in Truck Accident Case

Florida Jury Issues a $1 Billion Dollar Verdict in Truck Accident Case A jury in Nassau County, Florida returned a massive $1 Billion dollar verdict against two Motor Carriers that were found to be negligent in two 2017 truck accidents that occurred on the same exact night in a similar...

What is Considered a Legal Partnership?

Is My Business a Partnership? It isn't always clear whether or not your business is a partnership. If you haven't formally reduced your business arrangements to writing and formed a legal entity, things can get tricky. Maybe you’ve heard the age old adage “strength in numbers?” The same is true...

Five Things Every LLC Operating Agreement Should Have

Five Things All LLC Operating Agreements Should Have In our experience as business attorneys, we know all too well that things can and do go very wrong if partners in a business don’t have an operating agreement. While there are many more than 5 reasons you should have an operating...

Piercing the LLC Corporate Veil

Is LLC Liability Really Limited? - Piercing the Corporate Veil Limited Liability Companies are everywhere these days – and for good reason – but what does it mean to say liability is limited? There are a number of instances where the limited liability ‘corporate veil’ is pierced and personal liability...

The Homestead Exemption in Florida

Florida Homestead Exemption Imagine you or you’re loved one are driving the family around in Florida and look down to pick something up. You swerve, hitting someone and cause an accident. Your insurance isn’t enough to cover the liability, so you start wondering – are they going to be able...

What is Agency in Business Law?

What is Agency in Business Law? Most corporate attorneys are familiar with the concept of agency. Agency relationships are everywhere in commercial law. Maybe you’ve heard someone discussing being an agent of another. Anytime a person or organization acts through another, agency concepts are probably involved. Speak to a Lawyer today Fill...

Toledo, Ohio Scooter Safety Tips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8Pc-TGr34cIf you’ve been in Downtown Toledo recently, you may have seen hundreds of new electric bikes and scooters throughout the City. The City of Toledo recently announced a pilot partnership with micro-mobility company VEO to operate a scooter and bike share right here in the 419. Let’s take a closer...

Ohio Real Estate Tax Exemptions

Ohio Real Estate Transfer Tax Exemptions Most states, including the State of Ohio, impose taxes or fees when real estate is conveyed or transferred. These are technically considered real estate conveyance fees in the State of Ohio but can cost property owners in Ohio millions of dollars per year. Ohio’s...

How to Get an LLC in Ohio

How To Form an LLC in Ohio An LLC is a business entity that shares elements of a corporation as well as elements of a partnership and are recognized and created under State law. LLC’s are also recognized as partnerships, by default, for federal income tax purposes. They provide unique...

What Happens to Car Insurance After Moving Out of State?

What Happens to Car Insurance After Moving Out of State? How do you handle your car insurance when you move out of state? Changing your insurance is only necessary when you have completed your move. You need to make sure your insurance from the prior state is acceptable in the...

Uninsured and Underinsured Car Insurance

Protect Yourself From Car Accidents with Uninsured Drivers 0 % Percentage of Ohio Drivers Estimated to Be Uninsured So you get into a car accident, and begin exchanging information only to find out that the person that hit you doesn’t have insurance. Unfortunately, this happens far too often – and...

Chris Brown Dog Bite Injury Lawsuit

Chris Brown Sued for Dog Bite Injuries Recently, Chris Brown was sued by his ex-housekeeper for serious injuries caused by his dog. In the lawsuit, she claims that Hades attacked her while she was putting garbage in the trash can. She stated that "he was a very large brown dog...

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