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Changes in the “Wild West of Estoppel Certificates”

There has been a flurry of legislative activity pertaining to estoppel certificates in the last few years. After many failed legislative efforts, Senate Bill 398 pertaining to estoppel...

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Carver Darden Partner, Jacqueline Brettner, Contributes to Latest CityBusiness Article Regarding Cyber Insurance

In the latest issue of CityBusiness, Jacqueline Brettner lends her perspective on cyber liability risk assessment for businesses large and small. In the article, which discusses cyber insurance...

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Copyright: Do you have the rights you think you do?

In my practice, I often come across situations where a business derives value from copyrightable materials, but that business may not necessarily have all the rights they think they do. If your...

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New State Lease Form

The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (“DNR”) has been working on a new form for state mineral leases. In August of 2016, DNR released for public comment the most recent version of its...

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"Right to Yelp" vs. Website Terms of Service

Are your website Terms of Service (TOS) compliant with the new federal Consumer Review Fairness Act (CRFA), colloquially the "Right To Yelp" act? Although parts of this act became effective in...

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Open Source Software Companies Can Sue for License Breach

Legal Update: Northern District of California Upholds Open Source Software License 

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Social Media and Risks in the Workplace

Social Media and Risks in the Workplace, a downloadable presentation written and presented by Jacqueline M. Brettner, outlines the best practices and risk management strategies for...

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IS CYBER INSURANCE A GOOD INVESTMENT?

Most businesses will experience a cyber-attack or data breach. If your business does not currently carry cyber insurance, it is time to ask: “why not?” Data breaches can level even the largest and...

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Risky Business: Ensuring Your Company's Survival Through Comprehensive Risk Evaluation

Panamanian organizations exported $408 million in goods to the United States in 2015. This figure will only increase following Panama’s inauguration of the expansion of the Panama Canal later this...

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Recent Developments in Alternative Dispute Resolution

Drafter Beware: Exercise Caution when Choosing the Law

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