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How Digital Technology Affects Your Business Relationships

Posted August 21, 2012 by in Articles & Publications

If you run a business today, you cannot escape the good and bad effects that come from the widespread use of digital technology. This expanding use of digital technology, such as software, the Internet, e-mail and the World Wide Web, in the operation of your business has affected your contractual relationships with your customers, suppliers, employees and independent contractors. This article looks at several different contracts with these business contacts and how the agreements can be written to address different issues which you may encounter due to your use of digital technology.

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Tips to Combat Elder Abuse at Home and In the Office

Posted June 22, 2012 by Jamie Kent Hamelburg in Articles & Publications, Business Publications

Articles featured on our site typically deal with items of a "business" nature. In the past, we've written about leases, foreclosures, intellectual property, alternative methods of resolving commercial disputes and the like. Today, however, we want to focus on a topic that is both "personal" and "business" in nature and can impact any one of us-the issue of elder abuse and ways to combat it.

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Use and Benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution

Posted April 27, 2012 by Daniel P. Dozier in Alternative Dispute Resolution Publications, Articles & Publications

A Statistical Summary Prepared by the Department of Justice

If anyone needs statistical evidence that ADR saves money and reduces litigation, here it is. Last year the government saved over $12 million in litigation and discovery expenses, over 14,600 days of attorney time, and avoided over 1,200 months of litigation by the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. These savings were achieved primarily through the use of mediation at a cost of under $2 million. Six dollars saved for every one dollar spent is pretty good cost/benefit ratio, if you ask me.

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I've Foreclosed on a Property, Some Tenants Live There Already, But I Think I Can Do Better...

Posted April 29, 2011 by Jamie Kent Hamelburg in Articles & Publications, Real Estate Publications

Let's say you've purchased a Maryland residential property (defined as having four or fewer dwelling units) at foreclosure, and you want to either move in or rent it as investment property. However, tenants living in it at the time of foreclosure still reside there, under a lease having an unexpired term at what you consider a below-market rent. What, if anything, can you do?

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Real Estate Redux

Posted April 12, 2011 by Fredric A. Press in Articles & Publications, Real Estate Publications

The cover story in the current issue of Fortune is The Return of Real Estate. While the title is slightly misleading in that it focuses solely on residential real estate, it makes for interesting reading nonetheless (and to be fair, the subtitle of the article suggests the scope of its content).

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