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An LLC's property is not the members' property

USA - February 12 2010 A recent New York case dealt with one of the most fundamental characteristic of LLCs - the LLC as a legal entity

Federal court pierces veil of Delaware LLC on alter ego theory

USA - April 16 2012 The Federal District Court in New York granted summary judgment to pierce the veil of a Delaware limited liability company in Soroof Trading Development Co. Ltd. v. GE Fuel Cell Systems LLC, No. 10 Civ. 1391(LTS)(JCF), 2012 WL 209110 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 24, 2012

Six questions to ask about your product warranties

USA - January 21 2010 Owners and developers should be wary of the warranties that manufacturers of materials and equipment usually attach to the materials or equipment they sell, as warranties often strip more benefits than they confer

Oregon Supreme Court takes another big bite out of the at-will employment doctrine in Cocchiara v. Lithia Motors

USA - March 13 2013 Most people understand that employment in Oregon, as in most states, is at will, meaning that either the employer or the employee can end the

Amendment of operating agreement by less than all members

USA - April 30 2010 LLC operating agreements sometimes need to be amended

Time to Notify Your Employees of Oregon’s Paid Sick Leave Law

USA - December 10 2015 Oregon employers should all be aware that Oregon’s new Paid Sick Leave (PSL) law goes into effect on January 1, 2016. We originally reported on the

In Case You Missed It - Interesting Items for Corporate Counsel (Cumulative) - December 9, 2015

USA - December 9 2015 As anyone even vaguely familiar with how legislative sausage is made might suspect, interesting changes to U.S. securities laws are embedded in the

Licensed beerwine distributors also selling non-alcohol beverages in Washington state

USA - December 4 2015 Due to the explosive growth of craft beer sales in many states, including Washington, many distributors are combining non-alcoholic and alcoholic

How to fix your GHG analysis after the California Supreme Court’s Newhall Ranch decision

USA - December 3 2015 My colleague, Michael Sherman, posted yesterday about two issues decided in the California Supreme Court’s decision in Center for Biological

Take of fully protected fish stops large housing development project in LA County

USA - December 2 2015 While many of us were busy hitting refresh for those great Cyber Monday deals, the California Supreme Court quietly issued its decision on the