Thinking about Buying a Franchise? Read This First

So you’ve decided to launch your own business. After analyzing your goals and capabilities, you decide purchasing a franchise is your best path to success. However, don’t sign the contract just yet. Starting a franchise comes with a lot of due diligence, a 200-page disclosure document, a detailed contract that will almost certainly decidedly favor…

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The Law of Negligence

Despite drivers’ efforts to pay attention to the road, both serious and minor accidents occur. Although there are many reasons for accidents, the law of negligence applies to most accidents. What Is Negligence? Negligence is circumstances where one person acts carelessly or negligently and consequently injures another person or damages another person’s property, or when…

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I’m Starting a Small Business; Do I Need a Lawyer?

Getting ready to launch your first start-up or need help with your existing small business? If you read no further than the first few sentences of this blog, our most important advice to you is don’t go it alone. By working with an experienced small business attorney, you will not have to navigate the legal…

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Do Students with Disabilities See Better Outcomes When Integrated Into Traditional Classrooms?

For decades, schools have separated students with disabilities into special education classes, reasoning that they receive better education with more focused attention. However, recent research out of Indiana University suggests that students with disabilities integrated into general classroom settings score higher on standardized testing. These findings are in line with previous research, and we believe…

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Are You a Social Media Influencer? You Need a Business Lawyer

As social media has evolved over the past decade, especially with apps like Instagram and TikTok, many enterprising individuals have found they can make a living by becoming an “influencer.” Social media influencers typically have hundreds of thousands or millions of followers, which means that the influencer is quite valuable for advertisers, who want to…

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Defenses Against a Contract

A contract is an agreement between two or more parties, whether an individual, a business, a government or non-profit. Contracts set forth the terms and conditions of a deal. Contracts are often written by one party and then signed by the other without considering the consequences of entering into it. Courts usually enforce contracts as…

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What You Should Know About Prenuptial Agreements

Marriage is one of society’s oldest institutions. Ideally, marriages between two individuals last forever or until one spouse dies. Nevertheless, not all marriages last forever or until death separates spouses; as a result, a prenuptial agreement might benefit the two individuals. Often colloquially called a prenup, a prenuptial agreement is a legally binding contract, which…

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Judge Rules Remote Scan of Student’s Room Violation of Privacy

A recent federal court ruling against virtual proctoring room scans may affect future right to privacy laws across the country. During the pandemic, many schools and universities turned to virtual proctoring systems while administering tests and exams. Some of these systems required students to provide a video scan of their rooms in order to look…

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When Social Media Meets Zero-Tolerance Policies

Tennessee state law requires that schools create zero-tolerance policies for students. Zero-tolerance, in essence, means that schools will not permit students to bring or use any drugs or weapons to their schools or on school busses. The zero-tolerance law also applies to the “battery” of the teachers and staff. Students who violate their school’s zero-tolerance…

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