The Lawyer Ledger

The latest updates on business litigation, business, and appellate law.

Business about to be sued? Here’s what to do.

Don’t panic. I’m not sure there are many situations where falling into a panic is useful. But, it’s definitely not helpful if you think you’ll be sued. Keep a level head. You’ll get through this. Don’t be an Enron. In the days leading to the collapse of the energy and commodities behemoth Enron, the company and…

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My Business Partner Stole from the Company. Now what?

Your business partner stole money from the company for her personal use. An employee emails confidential company information to his personal email so he can use it to start a competing company. A competitor hires away an employee and uses confidential company information stolen by the employee. The company bookkeeper intentionally issues additional paychecks in his name they haven’t earned.

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Why I Don’t Write Demand Letters

Occasionally, a potential client calls me and asks if I would “just write a demand letter” to the recalcitrant company or person on the other side of a dispute. I don’t do this. When I’m hired to pursue a claim for a client, I will rarely send a demand letter before filing the lawsuit. The reason is simple: it’s a waste of time and frequently puts clients at a disadvantage.

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Colorado Mechanic’s Lien on Property

In Colorado, any person or company that performs work or furnishes materials used in the construction, alteration or improvement of any home, structure or property may be entitled to a mechanic’s lien.

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Dissolving an LLC in Colorado

I’ve been a shareholder in a small business where we decided to part ways and dissolve the LLC. I’ve never been through a divorce. However, dissolving an LLC is probably similar – it can be contentious and fraught with disputes. Or, it can be an opportunity for those involved to realize it’s not working and…

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The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)

Voluminous consumer complaints about abuses of telephone technology—for example, computerized calls dispatched to private homes— prompted Congress to pass the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA), 47 U.S.C. § 227. Congress determined that federal legislation was needed because telemarketers, by operating interstate, were escaping state-law prohibitions on intrusive nuisance calls. The Act bans certain…

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