Monthly Archives: August 2018

Issues in Patent Law

Issues in Patent Law Issues in Patent Law As a part of intellectual property law, patents protect and grant rights to the owner of an invention, and can come in various forms. The inventor must understand exactly what they have created, as this can
Posted in Copyright Law

Some HARD TO IMPOSSIBLE Help for Underwater Homeowners

Some HARD TO IMPOSSIBLE Help for Underwater Homeowners Some HARD TO IMPOSSIBLE Help for Underwater Homeowners Despite auspicious prognostications as to the state of real estate market long after the “Great Recession” in 2008, today still the real estate market seems to be reeling from similar turmoil. In
Posted in Real Estate

Should We E-File Our Taxes Or Not?

Should We E-File Our Taxes Or Not? Should We E-File Our Taxes Or Not? One of the most basic and rather vexing questions confronting taxpayers – especially the affluent – might be the choice between e-filing or filing paper returns. The IRS has slowly but steadily promoted
Posted in Business Law

What Does Estoppel Certificate Encompass in Commercial Properties?

What Does Estoppel Certificate Encompass in Commercial Properties?  What Does Estoppel Certificate Encompass in Commercial Properties? Estoppel Certificates serve a salient purpose to landlords, lenders and potential buyers of commercial property. Let us explore the salience and legal effect of such Certificates to some extent and further educate
Posted in Entertainment Law

Skeletal ANATOMY of Insurance Policies

Skeletal ANATOMY of Insurance Policies Skeletal ANATOMY of Insurance Policies Insurance policies are rather esoteric documents. Let us dissect insurance policies main parts and understand the BASICS of Declarations, Endorsements, Conditions and Exclusions. DECLARATIONS Declarations page “Dec Page” is the page often attached to the
Posted in Corporate Law

Actor’s Film Performance: Pre, Post and Concurrent Issues with Performance

Actor's Film Performance: Pre, Post and Concurrent Issues with Performance Actor’s Film Performance: Pre, Post and Concurrent Issues with Performance Actor’s film performance starts not from principal photography and does not end with shooting the scenes. Such performance actually starts from actor’s reading of the script and deciding to accept
Posted in Entertainment Law

ANATOMY of Film Net Profit Statement’s Key Terms

ANATOMY of Film Net Profit Statement's Key Terms ANATOMY of Film Net Profit Statement’s Key Terms Film’s Net Profit Statement ( the “Statement”) encompasses multitude of industry terms which would seem unfathomable to untrained eye, at first. Let us rather briefly analyze the anatomy of the Statement and make
Posted in Entertainment Law

Some BASICS of Rights Clearance in Entertainment Deals

Some BASICS of Rights Clearance in Entertainment Deals Some BASICS of Rights Clearance in Entertainment Deals Clearing world rights of an underlying source for translation, adaptation or republication is invariably a cumbersome complicated lengthy process. Clearing rights serves a very important purpose in entertainment transactions, as such rights
Posted in Corporate Law, Entertainment Law

Plea Bargains for DUI Charge

Plea Bargains for DUI Charge Plea Bargains for DUI Charge In California, when facing a driving under the influence (DUI) charge, a defendant can use a specific form of a plea bargain to reduce the charge, and subsequent sentencing. If the defendant agrees to a
Posted in Driving Violations

Broker’s Liability in Real Estate Transactions: Fraud or Lack Thereof

Broker's Liability in Real Estate Transactions: Fraud or Lack Thereof Broker’s Liability in Real Estate Transactions: Fraud or Lack Thereof Real estate brokers, generally, might be found liable on contract or tort basis. A broker is found liable on contractual basis for not specifically complying with provisions of the stated
Posted in Business Law, Corporate Law