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Pull Out Your ID for These Ice Cream Flavors

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We made it to another July and there’s no question that it’s officially summer. Finding ways to keep cool is a national pastime at this point. Regardless of your political persuasion, I think we can all agree that President Reagan knew what he was talking about when he declared July as National Ice Cream Month […]

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Written by Lisa C. Johnson, Esq.

July 18th, 2014 at 9:37 am

Posted in Legal News,Legislation

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Elon Musk Opens Up Tesla Patents

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Tesla Motors co-founder and CEO Elon Musk recently did something that would make most business owners shudder. He opened up his patents to the world in the name of better electric cars for all. As you’ll recall, Tesla produces high-end, sleek electric cars and holds hundreds of patents for cutting-edge electric vehicle technology. But in […]

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Written by Bilal Kaiser

July 16th, 2014 at 10:44 am

Top 2 Rules to Know if You’re Recruiting Unpaid Interns

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Summer is in full swing and for a lot of companies and universities, it’s intern season. The value of an internship has long been lauded as the best way for a student or recent graduate to learn more about a particular industry and take a job out for a test drive. But some companies are […]

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Written by Bilal Kaiser

July 9th, 2014 at 8:17 am

Posted in Employment Law,Legal News

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The Struggle over “To Kill A Mockingbird”

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The novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee is one of the most well-known and respected pieces of literature ever. It’s been more than fifty years since it was first published and unfortunately its story about racism and injustice is just as relevant today as it was in 1960. If you’ve never read the […]

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Written by Lisa C. Johnson, Esq.

July 2nd, 2014 at 8:37 am

Getting Divorced? For Some, It’s Time to Celebrate

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If you’re heading into summer thinking that while you’ve enjoyed them, you’ve had your fill of weddings for a while, don’t be surprised if you receive an invite to a divorce party. Getting married is usually more of a happy occasion than a divorce, but many people are celebrating the freedom that now awaits them […]

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Written by Lisa C. Johnson, Esq.

June 25th, 2014 at 8:57 am

Posted in Divorce,Legal News

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If I Have a Nonprofit, But Not the 501(c)(3) Yet, at What Point Can I Start Taking Donations?

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Hi Bryan, Once a nonprofit has the incorporated paperwork for the state (CA) and are working on the 501(c)(3) forms, at what point may they start taking donations and what information needs to be on the receipts for donors (private or corporate) to receive a tax deduction? – Shannon Santamaria   Fearless with Attorney Bryan Fears […]

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Written by Bryan Fears

June 23rd, 2014 at 11:36 am

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Crowdfunding the Future

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It’s Innovation Month here at LegalZoom and we’re exploring a range of themes around the concept of innovation. When it comes to finding money to launch a great product or idea, gone are the days of begging for money from traditional sources. While banks, friends and family still provide support to many fledgling businesses, some […]

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Written by Bilal Kaiser

June 20th, 2014 at 8:32 am

Wearable Tech That Makes Sense

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Have you ever looked in your closet and wished you had an electronic Twitter Dress? Me neither. But it does exist—a black chiffon evening gown that lights up with animations and Tweets. CuteCircuit fashion house launched its wearable technology in 2004 and has been leading the way in combining haute couture, smart textiles and micro-electronics ever since. An […]

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Written by Lisa C. Johnson, Esq.

June 12th, 2014 at 12:36 pm

Posted in Legal News,Technology

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Shoemakers Stumble with Questionable Product Claims

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“The benefits of running barefoot have long been supported by scientific research.” “Get in shape without setting foot in a gym.” “Training without shoes allows you to run faster and farther with fewer injuries.” Do any of the above statements sound familiar? They should, because huge footwear manufacturers spent millions promoting their special shoe as […]

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Written by Bilal Kaiser

June 11th, 2014 at 2:46 pm

Posted in Lawsuits,Legal News

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Lien on Me

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Unlike the feel good ‘80s dance classic by Club Nouveau with a similar sounding name, a lien is not a good thing. Especially when a fun gambling trip can turn into a lien on your home. While it may sound far-fetched, gambling casinos putting liens on homes to collect debts is a common practice according […]

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Written by Lisa C. Johnson, Esq.

June 11th, 2014 at 9:05 am

Posted in Legal News

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