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Lawrence B Hunt

Lawrence Hunt’s Legal Guides

24 total

  • Does the Internet Highway Lead to Court in a Distant State?

    As businesses increasingly market and sell goods and services through the internet, they should consider the risk that their website activities may subject them to litigation in other states.Individuals who buy and sell through such internet sites as eBay may also face a possibl...

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  • Seattle Gets a Spanking When it Plays with Guns

    Like most children, cities and other local government bodies often forget that they lack innate authority to enact laws; that the only authority they have to enact laws and levy taxes is the authority which their superiors, the state constitution or legislature, grant to the...

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  • Defining the Tort of Wrongful Discharge in Washington: The Interplay of Statutory and Common Law

    A recent Washington Supreme Court decision demonstrates how the interaction between administrative and common law is often critically important to the adjudication of employee claims.Specifically, the court held that an employee has no common law right to a claim of wrongful dis...

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  • Planning the Exit from Your Business

    Sooner or later, willingly or unwillingly, deliberately or unconsciously, a small business owner decides how theyll leave their business. Whether theyre carried feet first out the door at death; they sell; they transfer the business to the next generation; or they take some other...

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  • Reducing Fiduciary Duties in Oregon LLCs: How Far Can You Go?

    Freedom of contract is one of the principal principles in the law of limited liability companies. That is, limited liability companies were legislatively created to enable the equity owners of such companies to contractually define their relationship vis--vis their company and ea...

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  • Managing against Legal Threats to Your Business: The Value of Annual Meetings

    Most businesses operate in a legal jungle full of potential threats to their life and profitability. A single successful employee claim for wrongful discrimination or harassment; litigation between shareholders; an environmental claim; or the death of a principal; can, in many ca...

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  • New Hires and Contractual Duties to Prior Employers

    Employers want to know who theyre hiring. If a new hire has a non-competition, non-solicitation or confidentiality agreement with their last employer, there can be a risk of litigation to their new employer. The new employer may risk a law suit claiming wrongful interference with...

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  • Employee Wage Claims in Oregon: Why Employers Should Evaluate their Options Quickly and Thoroughly

    An employees claim for unpaid wages exposes an employer not only to potential liability for the unpaid compensation but also to the possible added responsibility for statutory penalties and liability for the employees attorney fees and costs; all in addition to the employers own ...

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  • Contractual Liability of U.S. Citizens for Support of Immigrants They Sponsor

    An interesting article, The Affidavit of Support Creates a Legally Enforceable Contract by the Sponsored Foreign National: Efforts to Collect Damages as Support Obligations Against Divorced Spouses, in the November/December, 2010 issue of The Federal Lawyer by John Pratt and Ir...

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  • Limitations on Distributions from Closely Held Corporations and LLCs in Oregon

    There are important statutory limitations on the ability of Oregon corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs) to make distributions to their shareholders and members which are often ignored ultimately at the risk of the directors, managers or other members. Distributi...

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