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Donald Scarinci

Donald Scarinci’s Legal Guides

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  • Has Your Business Start-up Registered Its Trademarks?

    When starting a new business, intellectual property concerns should certainly be on your To Do list. Your companys name, logo, trade secrets and inventions may one day be your greatest assets. Despite the importance, many start-ups are unsure about when it is the right time to ap...

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  • Supreme Court Decision Will Help Employers Defend Title VII Retaliation Claims

    At the end of its term, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a highly anticipated employment law decision regarding retaliation claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The ruling is good news for employees, particularly given the recent spike in these types of claims. In...

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  • Supreme Court Reconsiders the Right to Remain Silent: Salinas v. Texas

    The right to remain silent, first solidified in Miranda v. Arizona, is one of the bedrock principles of our criminal justice system. However, the extent of its protections may be changing. The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in Salinas v. Texas. The case address...

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  • Judge Leads by Example on Cell Phone Use in Courtroom

    Whether its catchy tune distracts the jury or mortifies the lawyer to whom it belongs, a ringing cell phone can quickly distract people in a court proceeding. As cell phones, text messages and e-mail with notification ring tones become more common in society so have the regulatio...

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  • Could a Constitutional Amendment Overturn Citizens United?

    A constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and abolish the super pac has begun.The super pac can accept unlimited personal and corporate campaign contributions and accounted for almost a Billion dollars that was spent in this years elections. Voters in Montana and Co...

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  • When an Employer and Employee Break Up, Who Gets the LinkedIn Account?

    The new Google SEO algorithm, Penguin, gives a high ranking to social media use. Businesses that seek to optimize their web site benefit by encouraging their employees to move their business content around the internet. What happens when a business invests in an employees LinkedI...

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  • Judge Approves Bidding Process for A123 Bankruptcy Auction

    Failed electric car-battery maker A123 Systems has been granted court permission to move forward with an auction of its assets that will take place on December 6. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Carey approved final bidding procedures for the auction that will include interested bidd...

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  • San Bernardino Says Bankruptcy Won’t Disrupt Funding to Nonprofits

    When a municipality files for protection under bankruptcy law, residents and small businesses often brace for the financial fallout as public services are rolled back and unemployment rises. This scenario is currently playing out in San Bernardino, whose bankruptcy filing is alre...

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  • Roe v. Wade: Still Generating Controversy Almost Forty Years Later

    Abortion has become a hot topic during the 2012 presidential election, invoking strong words from both sides of the aisle. Therefore, it seems pertinent to go back and take a look at how the Supreme Court viewed the issued when it issued its landmark ruling in Roe. v. Wade. The F...

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  • Can Charitable Contributions Help Settle a New Jersey Business Lawsuit?

    Last month, we published a post detailing the benefits and disadvantages of settling a New York or New Jersey business lawsuit. Among the noted advantages was that settlements allow the parties to pursue more creative solutions, which a court may be unwilling or unable to order. ...

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