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Amazon Ending Affiliate Agreements with California Residents Over New Sales Tax

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A California law set to take effect July 1 will require retailers like Amazon with presences in California to charge sales tax on purchases made by state residents. One way that “presence” would be established is through popular affiliate programs through which companies pay out commissions for customer referrals; the other is if the company […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

June 30th, 2011 at 10:50 am

Suing the Penal System, Facebook Hacking, and More Free Joe Friday 4/15/2011

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What are the legal ramifications of someone hacking into another individuals Facebook account? Is it a state or federal offense?

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

April 19th, 2011 at 7:37 am

I’m Forming a Real Estate Investment Company – Are There Special Considerations?

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Want to start a real estate investment business? Ramon M. Gonzalez, Esq. discusses what to consider when choosing a business structure, including tax consequences, timing, and more. Did you know we have a whole library of videos, including more tips from attorneys? Check out all our legal videos. Every Monday, we post a video from […]

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

April 11th, 2011 at 6:26 am

Starting a Non-Profit, Appealing Convictions and More – Free Joe Friday 4/1/11

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Every Friday, attorney Joe Escalante answers legal questions for free on the LegalZoom Facebook Page. Did you miss last week’s Free Joe Friday? Don’t worry. We’ve got it all right here. Willie: Hey joe, trying to start a beer and tobacco delivery service. Where, can I determine the legality of this service in my community? […]

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

April 5th, 2011 at 7:15 am

Trademark Ownership, Collecting Damages from Squatters and More – Free Joe Friday 3/18/11

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Every Friday, attorney Joe Escalante answers legal questions for free on the LegalZoom Facebook Page. Did you miss last week’s Free Joe Friday? Don’t worry. We’ve got it all right here. Kellie: Hi Joe – Happy Friday! Any information you can offer with the following trademark question would be greatly appreciated: If I have been […]

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

March 22nd, 2011 at 7:34 am

Diluting shares of holders within a C Corporation, Selling burial plots and More – Free Joe Friday 3/4/11

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Every Friday, attorney Joe Escalante answers legal questions for free on the LegalZoom Facebook Page. Did you miss last week’s Free Joe Friday? Don’t worry. We’ve got it all right here. Ethan: To Free Joe: My name is Ethan, I am 24 years old and I recently moved from Wichita Falls, TX to Dallas, TX […]

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

March 8th, 2011 at 7:44 am

Updates on Courtney Love, ACLU-Amazon, and Taco Bell Lawsuits

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Legal news stories have a funny way of making headlines when they first happen and then quietly fading away — but here are three stories previously covered here with some noteworthy updates: Courtney Love to Pay $430,000 to Settle Twitter Lawsuit We first told you about this lawsuit in Courtney Love Sued Over Tweets. At […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

March 7th, 2011 at 3:13 am

Starting a Business in the Arts? What You Need to Know

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Starting a record label? A production company? Joe Escalante, Esq. details the considerations for launching a business in the arts. Know how to protect yourself and your business. Looking for more small business or intellectual property videos? Check out our full library of legal videos. Every Monday, we post a video from our Lawyer in […]

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

December 13th, 2010 at 7:45 am

Small Businesses Should Act Fast – Some Incentives Set to Expire by Year’s End

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Small business is the intended beneficiary of a package of tax cuts, incentives, retirement options and loan programs that went into effect this fall. But in some cases, business owners must act quickly to take full advantage of the aid. Encouraging entrepreneurs is the objective of the new Small Business Act of 2010. It provides […]

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November 4th, 2010 at 1:08 am

Amazon and ACLU Resist Release of Customer Information

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has entered the fray between the state of North Carolina and Amazon.com over the release of customer information. North Carolina wants sales tax money from purchases made through Amazon.com by state residents, but in order to collect, they’d need names, addresses, and a description of the items sold. Amazon.com […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

October 21st, 2010 at 1:14 pm