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August 2017 Archives

The basics of intellectual property

In the state of Nevada, intellectual property laws protect certain products of human intellect from being used by others without proper authorization. Because it is not a tangible good, this subject can be a bit confusing to understand. It is a good idea to know what constitutes intellectual property, how to register this property and know how to report related issues. 

Understanding deceptive trade practices

Consumers in Nevada should be aware of the concept of deceptive trade practices when purchasing a service or product in the state. Although there are laws in place to help protect the purchaser, the best defense is offense. Knowing common scams and avoiding them is the best way for customers to stay protected. 

What should I do when an employee files a complaint?

When one of the employees at your Nevada business comes forward with a complaint of misconduct, you should be prepared to take it seriously. With a system in place for receiving employee complaints, your workers can avoid feeling intimidated or embarrassed about coming forward with an issue. You should also be prepared to follow through with an investigation so that no employee's rights are violated. 

The differences between trials and appeals

When you decide to file a lawsuit in Nevada, you may have some idea of what to expect. However, if you need to take it to the next step with an appeal, it may not be clear how that process differs from the trial. We at the Aldrich Law Firm, Ltd., have helped many clients through cases in the lower courts, and provided guidance through the appellate system, as well.

The basics of a confidentiality agreement

Employers in Nevada who do not want employees to share certain information with others should consider making them sign a confidentiality agreement. It will be worded differently for each situation, but this agreement basically lays out conditions that employees must comply with as a part of their employment.

Health care facilities and slip-and-fall accidents

From icy sidewalks that are left unattended to slick grocery store floors, slip-and-fall accidents happen in a plethora of ways. For patients in health care facilities, as well as health care workers, wet floors and other hazards are especially concerning. Unfortunately, some patients have sustained serious injuries and, in some cases, have even lost their lives after falling down due to a hazard in a health care facility that was not addressed properly. For health care workers and patients alike, recognizing and preventing these accidents is pivotal.

Subtle warning signs of nursing home abuse

Many people with loved ones in Nevada nursing homes know that unexplained bruises, bedsores or other visible wounds could be a sign of abuse or neglect. According to U.S. News & World Report, there are plenty of other signals that staff is not providing the care that residents need

Breach of contract lawsuit filed against Nevada company

With every contract a Nevada business signs, it is putting its reputation and its financial stability on the line. A failure to perform any portion of the agreement could be construed as a breach of contract, and litigation over such a claim could be costly. Companies must ensure that the language of the agreement identifies roles and duties, as well as other factors such as delays, so that there is no question that all their responsibilities have been fulfilled to the letter.

The role of the Nevada Supreme Court

Each state has its own court system that operates according to state laws as well as federal, and within certain limits, these may be unique. Nevada is no different in imposing its own rules and regulations, particularly when it comes to appeals. In fact, according to the Las Vegas Sun, the Nevada Court of Appeals uses a model similar to only three other states.

Why consider the ICDR’s international dispute resolution clause?

You may be aware of many of the Nevada and United States laws regarding business contracts. However, when you and a foreign company draft a business contract, the potential for issues arising from the other legal system could be problematic. According to the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, to prevent a dispute from landing you in court in another country, you should consider the benefits of an arbitration clause.

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