Daily Archives April 26, 2015

Microsoft v. Google – Kai-Fu Lee’s Non-Compete Agr

Microsoft v. Google – Kai-Fu Lee’s Non-Compete Agreement

by: Richard A. Chapo

Unless you’ve been on vacation all summer, the brawl between Google and Microsoft should be old news. New developments, however, have occurred with publication of the non-compete agreement signed by Kai-Fu Lee.
Google v. Microsoft
Earlier this year, Kai-Fu Lee quit Microsoft to go work for Google. In doing so, Lee allegedly violated a non-compete agreement he had signed with Microsoft. Predictably, Microsoft sued Lee to prevent the move and the brawl began. Microsoft landed the first punch by getting a temporary restraining order preventing Lee from working for Google until the case is resolved.
Non-Compete Language
As matters have moved forward, the language in the non-compete agreement has become public k...

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Freedom of Religion

Freedom of Religion

by: Skye Thomas

We were all taught in school that our forefathers left England to escape religious dictatorships. Okay, there was a lot more to it then that, but it was a big enough deal that they made sure it got honorable mention in our rulebook. They clearly made the point that we were to have freedom of religion here in America. They also used the word “God” in some of their formal paperwork and even on our money. I don’t want to argue politics here, but rather semantics. They didn’t say “freedom of Christianity,” they said “freedom of religion.” The boys who wrote up all of our formal paperwork were wordsmiths and they debated long and hard to find the perfect set of words to govern ourselves by...

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Our world of Credit Cards! Which One Is Right For

Our world of Credit Cards! Which One Is Right For You.

by: Mike Yeager

There are not many of us who do not have a credit card these days. But, not all of us are as wise in the area of understanding how they work and how they make money. There are many types available to the young and old. Student credit cards even begin to get teenagers into the world of credit cards. Secured credit cards, cards that usually can’t be written off, are even misleading in their name. So, what does that discover credit card in your wallet actually do for you?
Even young adults are being lured into the world of credit cards. Student credit cards are widely available. Some link the parent to the card, others are geared towards college students who most of the time don’t even have jobs to pay for them...

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Legal Protection for Same-Sex Couples

Legal Protection for Same-Sex Couples

by: Johnette Duff

Has anyone considered a compromise solution to the issue of legalization of same-sex marriages?
As an attorney who has spent years conducting research on the advantages and disadvantages of marriage vs. living together, my viewpoint is a legal one, unobscured by religious or moral questions. Legal recognition of a status for these couples is called for, as is their current need for self-help in making the laws work for them while they are still in flux.
Traditionally and legally, marriage has been defined as a union of a man and woman. Changing that definition is at the heart of the problem. Marriage, throughout history, has had more to do with procreation than romantic love or legal convenience...

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Asbestos Litigation – Some Basic Facts About The P

Asbestos Litigation – Some Basic Facts About The Process

by: Loni Taylor

When Should I Consult an Asbestos Attorney?
If asbestos diseases have adversely affected you or a family member then you should consult an asbestos attorney regarding litigation. Asbestos is a natural forming mineral that, in the second half of the twentieth century, was widely used as a building material. It was cheap and effective with plentiful resources. Despite the discovery that the inhalation of asbestos fibers leads to serious illnesses, companies covered up this information in order to continue its use. Asbestos laws have only recently been introduced to help control the use of this deadly substance.
Who is Affected by Asbestos Diseases?
It was estimated that approximately 10 million workers had been expose...

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