Monthly Archives: June 2011

Sports Clips-A Growing Franchise

In May, Sports Clips reached a billion dollars in haircuts. While only franchising for 16 years, Sports Clips is the number one hair care provider for men’s and boy’s haircuts. With over 780 stores in 38 states, Sports Clips continues … Continue reading

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How Do You Maintain Successful Partnership?

The State of Florida defines a partnership as the association of two or more persons to carry on as co-owners of a business for profit. Under Florida’s Uniform Partnership Act (“UPA”), no filing is required to form a partnership. Therefore, … Continue reading

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Hollywood and Record Industry Ask Congress for Help Policing Global Piracy

Major film studios and record labels have gone before Congress to request more protection against foreign websites that profit from counterfeit and bootlegged products. The Senate’s Judiciary Committee responded by proposing a new bill, referred to as (S968). The proposed … Continue reading

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Trial for Damages in Privacy Suit Against Hustler Set to Begin Monday, June 13th

After years of litigation and multiple appeals, including a petition to the United States Supreme Court, the case against LFP Publishing Group (d/b/a Hustler magazine) is coming to a close. The case was brought by Maureen Toffoloni on behalf of … Continue reading

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Bank of America to Pay $20 million for Wrongfully Foreclosing on Active Duty Military Personnel

Bank of America has agreed to a $20 million settlement for wrongfully foreclosing on 160 service members without checking on their military status. The suit was filed by the U.S. Department of Justice against BAC Home Loans Servicing, formerly Countrywide … Continue reading

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iPhone Surpasses the Blackberry in the Battle for Users

The ever popular iPhone has officially outranked Blackberry in the battle of the smartphones. However, Apple is still in 2nd place as smartphones utilizing Google’s Android OS account for over 36 percent of the U.S. market share. In a twist … Continue reading

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