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Foreign Investors Should be Cautious When Using U.S. LLCs

by Jacob Stein Jacob Stein

August 09th 2017

When determining what type of an entity should be used by foreign investors starting a business in the United States, an often-suggested structure is a U.S. limited liability company (U.S. LLC). This simple structure may be great for some foreign investors and disastrous for others.

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Regulation:  Facebook in the Crosshairs

by Gideon Koren Gideon Koren

July 07th 2017

Even someone who has not yet tried her hand at submitting legal claims knows that rules of local jurisdiction in Israeli law determine that in the absence of other agreement between the parties, the service of a civil claim must be managed in the location connected to the defendant or...

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Poland:  Can the Seller Limit his Liability to the Consumer?

by Małgorzata Krzyżowska Małgorzata Krzyżowska

July 06th 2017

Polish law protects consumers in relations with the sellers. The rule is that in relation with consumers, the seller cannot limit or exclude liability for the warranty. This issue is regulated by art. 558 § 1 of the Civil Code, which states that if a buyer is a consumer, limitation or...

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Changes in Polish Law a Regarding European Account Preservation Order, Community Property, and More

by Weronika Holowczyc Weronika Holowczyc

July 06th 2017

European Account Preservation Order

On January 18th  2017 a law came into force for the effective application of a Regulation (EU) No 655/2014 of the European Parliamet and of the Council of 15 May 2014 establishing  a European Account Preservation Order procedure to facilitate...

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Poland:  How to Determine the Witness’s Address?

by Małgorzata Krzyżowska Małgorzata Krzyżowska

July 06th 2017

If during the proceedings we asked for the hearing of the witness, we must provide the Court the address of his residence. It happens that the party that wants to call a witness does not know the address. At this point, we can request the Center for Personalizing Documents of the...

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Poland:  What is the Term of Repaying a Loan if the Parties Have Not Indicated It in the Contract?

by Małgorzata Krzyżowska Małgorzata Krzyżowska

July 06th 2017

Sometimes it happens that by borrowing some money we do not specify the exact term of the loan repayment. When the parties have not agreed on a repayment date in the agreement, provisions of art. 723 of the Civil Code shall apply, which provides that the debtor is obliged to return...
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Poland:  When the Debtor May request to reduce the Contractual Penalty?

by Agnieszka Bąk-Bergander Agnieszka Bąk-Bergander

July 06th 2017

Contractual penalty is a contractual sum of money which is compensation for non-performance or improper performance of a non-monetary obligation. This compensation is regulated by art. 483 of the Civil Code. Even if the parties specify in the contract the amount of the contractual...

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Poland:  The Term for Filing an Appeal Against Termination of an Employment Contract

by Bartosz Stolarek Bartosz Stolarek

July 06th 2017

Starting the first of January 2017 there are new provisions to the Labor Code that extend the time limit for filing an appeal against termination of an employment contract. Namely, according to art. 264 § 1 of the Labor Code the appeal can be lodged with the Labor Court within 21 days...
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Healthcare Services Alert: Legal Due Diligence When Using mHealth Devices

by Suzanne Natbony Suzanne Natbony

June 23rd 2017

How to Protect Patients and Data When Using mHealth Products and Services

“mHealth” generally refers mobile health and includes the practice of medicine or communications involving medical data via mobile devices. California Healthcare entities such as private practices, hospitals,...

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Introduction to Asset Protection

by Jacob Stein Jacob Stein

June 13th 2017

There are a lot of people who have amassed a considerable amount of money during their life. Whether it is from a family inheritance, owning a successful company, having a high paying job, been fortunate with their personal investments, etc. Irrespective of how they have accrued their...

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