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May. 18, 2018

GDPR Update: Should You Be Concerned About the New European Privacy Policy Rules? YES.

By Scott Brown, Intellectual Property and Privacy Policy Attorney at Anthony Law Once upon a time Privacy Policies were relatively straightforward. You might have felt that you could be vague about how you collected user info and whether you might sell that info to others. You might have stated that the terms applied even if […]

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May. 8, 2018

Porn Star vs. President: A Defamation Primer from Judge Zuccaro’s Court

The following is a parodic court ruling from Anthony Law’s litigation associate Vince Zuccaro. The views and knowledge expressed herein do not reflect those of any other associate of Anthony Law, LLC, other than Vince Zuccaro, who is not a judge. This matter comes before the Court upon the Complaint of Stephanie Clifford, an adult […]

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May. 4, 2018

How to Avoid an Employment Trade Secret Dispute Like the One That Cost Uber $245 Million

Uber recently settled a trade secret dispute with Waymo, the self-driving car unit owned by Google’s parent company, Alphabet. As part of the settlement, Uber agreed to provide Waymo with .34% of its stock (a deal worth about $245 million) and had to agree that it will not use any Waymo hardware or software-based intellectual […]

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Apr. 11, 2018

An Overview of 409A Valuations

If your company grants stock, you may have heard of the importance a 409A valuation. Here, we’ll take a look at the purpose of a 409A valuation, and why you might need one. 409A Valuation Defined Say your company issues stock options for employees—the rights for individuals to buy stock at a fixed price for […]

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Mar. 12, 2018

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 fees will be […]

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Feb. 27, 2018

Columbus Data Security and Privacy: Lawyer Russian Data Localization Laws

Russian law requires 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 Regulation still […]

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Feb. 27, 2018

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

Depending on the geographic region, different opt-out and opt-in rules 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 communications […]

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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 […]