Use Of Contractual Releases To Limit Liability For Negligence

Businesses have several legal tools at their disposal to reduce exposure to liability.  One such tool is a contract that releases a company from liability for a particular activity in which its customers engage.  For example, a skydiving company may require a customer to sign a release stating that the customer understands and assumes the Read More…

Appellate Case Highlights Potential For Recovery Of Contractual Fees In Tort Cases

In its recent decision in Hemphill v. Wright Family LLC , California’s Fourth District Court of Appeal awarded attorneys’ fees and costs to an injured owner of a mobile home in a negligence and premises liability action against a mobile home park.  At trial, the Plaintiff successfully established that the mobile home park was liable Read More…

Managing Online Business Presence To Maximize Trademark Protection

The United States Patent and Trademark Office’s recent handling of trademark applications suggests that businesses can significantly help — or hinder — their protection under trademark laws depending on how they manage their online presence.   A few simple steps can help a business ensure it is able to take advantage of the fullest extent of Read More…