Many people are flattered when authors create book characters based on them; that is, until those characters do something that reflects poorly on them. If the transgressions are severe enough, you can sue the author for defamation. However, this type of personal injury lawsuit is difficult to win. Here is one challenge you may face when litigating a libel in fiction case and what you can do to overcome it. [Read More]
3 Things New Attorneys Need To Know About Hiring A Court Reporter
Hiring a court reporter is incredibly important in many situations. If you are a newly practicing attorney you might be wondering what you should do to get the most out of court reporting services. Here are some things you need to know about hiring a court reporter. 1. Hire Them Early, As Soon As The Depositions Are Scheduled One of the main reasons that people hire a court reporter is for depositions. [Read More]
Can You Get Worker's Comp If You Tested Positive In State Where THC Is Legal?
Many states have decided to make it legal to use cannabis both medicinally and recreationally within their borders, but does that mean someone can use cannabis throughout the day even when going to school or work? What happens if you are at your workplace, get injured, and you are sure that you will test positive for THC? You may think that since it is legal in your state you are exempt from any and all repercussions that residents from non-legal states have to deal with, but it turns out that is not the case. [Read More]
3 Tips To Protect Your Trademarked Brand
You've taken great effort to build a recognizable brand in your industry. Now you want to protect that brand so it can retain its value. The first step is often to trademark your company name, logo, and any other relevant brand components. However, trademarking isn't enough. You also need to regularly protect and enforce the trademark. The government will process your trademark application, but they won't enforce it. It's up to you to ensure that others aren't infringing on your branding property. [Read More]