In the movie Kramer vs. Kramer, Ted and Joanna Kramer call it quits after many years of marriage prompting a heated custody battle over Billy, the couple’s five year-old son. However, what if instead of being their son, Billy was, in fact, the Kramers’ pet dog or cat? How would the court have ruled in a dispute over custody of “Billy” the dog?
Every year, owners of real property have the opportunity to grieve their real estate taxes and potentially lower the tax assessment on their property for the following tax year. Tax grievance day is the third Tuesday in May each year. This year the deadline for filing is May 16, 2017.
Thousands of people, both young and old, have been galvanized to take to the streets with signs, to march in solidarity in the name of various important social issues, but sadly, nobody is marching to protect our veterans, or to guaranty them the safe and comfortable future they have so rightfully earned through their selfless service and sacrifice.
Construction contracts almost always impose a myriad of insurance requirements upon general contractors, subcontractors, managers, design professionals and owners involved in the project. Typically, the insurance procurement requirements are divided among the parties, with one contracting party often agreeing to obtain a particular kind of coverage for another, which is extended on an additional insured basis under a particular policy.
The ownership of firearms by private citizens is heavily regulated in the United States with literally tens of thousands of different laws existing on the books at the Federal, State and Municipal levels. These regulations vary drastically from state to state, so it is extremely easy for the average law-abiding gun owner to become confused over the manner and type of firearms and incidental devices that are and are not prohibited from possession and/or ownership.
A small business’s intellectual property (IP), i.e., all its intangible assets, including logos, trade names, designs, inventions and product names, are often not given due consideration by the small business owner. Just as a business can own a building or inventory it can own IP if it takes the necessary steps to establish and protect its ownership. IP is vital to many small businesses and it must be managed properly.