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2019 Architects & Engineers Newsletter

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2019 Architects & Engineers Newsletter

In this issue of Weston Hurd’s 2019 Architects & Engineers Newsletter, editors David Patterson and Fred Bills weigh in on: Copyright Law and the Case for Registering Architectural Works Upon 100% CDs OFCC “Exhibit A – A/E Standard Terms & Conditions” Revisited Contact Information: David T. Patterson Editor-in-Chief 614.280.1120 dpatterson@westonhurd.com Frederick T. Bills Assistant Editor […]

SCOTUS Rules That Express Authorization is Required for Class Arbitration

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SCOTUS Rules That Express Authorization is Required for Class Arbitration

On April 24, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States decided Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela, No.17-988, holding that courts may not compel class-wide arbitration based on an arbitration agreement that is ambiguous as to whether the parties agreed to arbitrate on a class basis.  Varela sued Lamps Plus in federal district court. The parties […]

You Auto Know!® – MANUFACTURER INDEMNIFICATION

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You Auto Know!® – MANUFACTURER INDEMNIFICATION

As you are aware, Ohio has two statutes requiring a manufacturer/franchisor to indemnify the dealer/franchisee relative to defective motor vehicles that are produced by the franchisor and provided to the dealer/franchisee. The two Ohio statutes are O.R.C. §4517.60 “Indemnification and Holding Harmless of Franchisee” and §4517.72 – “Duty to Repair – repair unsuccessful,” commonly known […]

Succession Planning Big Part of Family Businesses

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Succession Planning Big Part of Family Businesses

Weston Hurd Partner, Jerry Goldstein, was recently quoted in the Cleveland Jewish News (March 15, 2019) in the article “Succession Planning A Big Part of Family Business.” According to Jerry, “(Family businesses) represent the largest portion of a family’s wealth. If you don’t pay attention to it, funny things can happen. Also, it’s often the […]