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Feb. 27, 2018

Columbus Data Security and Privacy Lawyer: Russian Data Localization Laws

Russian data localization laws require businesses operating in Russia, including e-commerce sites selling to Russian citizens, to store collected personal data within Russia. Federal Law 526-FZ includes a data localization requirement (the “Data Regulation”). Federal Law 526-FZ was written very broadly, and a large amount of uncertainty regarding the interpretation and enforcement of the Data […]

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Feb. 27, 2018

Columbus Data Security and Privacy Lawyer: Email Opt-In and Opt-Out Requirements in the U. S., Canada and the E. U.

Depending on the geographic region, different email opt-in and opt-out requirements may apply to a company that sends direct email marketing messages. When sending direct email marketing messages to recipients, the location of the recipient will determine which set of regulations apply. Generally, a recipient’s location is where the message will be opened. United States Commercial electronic […]

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Feb. 27, 2018

Columbus Data Security and Privacy Lawyer: The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

Introduction The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) aims to protect the privacy of children under the age of 13 years old. Specifically, COPPA was enacted to address the rise of online marketers targeting children and collecting their personal data. The Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) is the primary government body that enforces COPPA. COPPA […]

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Feb. 27, 2018

Columbus Venture Capital Lawyer: Seed Round Finance Instruments

Seed rounds typically involve one or more of the following instruments: convertible notes, simple agreements for future equity (“SAFEs”), convertible preferred stock, and common stock. Convertible notes are the most common instrument used for seed round fundraising, however, SAFEs are becoming more popular. Common stock is the simplest and easiest to use instrument for seed […]

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Feb. 27, 2018

Columbus Venture Capital Lawyer: Seed Series A, Series B and Series C

Companies raise money in several different phases. These phases are commonly divided into the following rounds: Seed, Series A, Series B, and Series C (additional rounds added if necessary). Each round attracts different types of investors and generally raises a higher amount as each round passes. In general, companies use the funds from each round […]

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Feb. 27, 2018

Commercial Docket

Last week a client came to me and asked if there was anything I could do to expedite his lawsuit. He wanted to go to trial ASAP, come hell or high water, and he wouldn’t take no for an answer. I told him that in order to get a trial that soon, he’d have to […]

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Feb. 27, 2018

Guinea Pigs Wanted for Post Literate World

It’s been a while since my last blog posting, and I’m afraid that this one will come off as less an expression of legal scholarship than as a frustrated rant. I’ll begin with just one question: Does anybody read what they sign anymore? I don’t want to comment too specifically on ongoing litigation, but let’s just say […]

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Feb. 27, 2018

When the Condo Collector Comes Calling

Condo living. At its best, it is a neighborly and efficient way to share costs and provide for amenities that might otherwise be prohibitively expensive to support and maintain on your own. (Unless you already have your own swimming pool, tennis court, and weight room, in which case, te salut.) At its worst …well, I’m pretty […]

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Feb. 27, 2018

Anthony Law’s Litigation Practice Wins Large Commercial Jury Award

Anthony Law’s Litigation Practice Wins Large Commercial Jury Award Just this week, Attorneys Vince Zuccaro and Andrew Randol received the Judgment Entry (Pleadings-123-Court-Judgment-Entry) from their September 2017 jury verdict in Delaware County[1]. The total damage: $35,670 for breach of contract, $233,490[2] for civil theft, and $45,000 in punitive damages, for a total judgment of $314,160. A separate award of attorney […]

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Feb. 27, 2018

Discrimination Lawsuits in the News Related to Background Checks

Social Media Passwords and Employment There have been cases, during background checks, of Employers asking for passwords to social media websites during interviews, this has been strictly scrutinized because it can lead to protected information being revealed, such as religious affiliations, family size, family obligations, and more. By asking for access to this information Employers […]