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HTMLExpanding the Pie Creatively: Settlement in Challenging Economic Times
Hannah F.G. Singerman; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 28, 2014, previously published on August 26, 2014
The civil litigation system, especially in the state courts, is all about settlement. According to a 2005 study, only 2% of civil contract cases in state courts are disposed of at either a bench or jury trial. Judges push settlement, subtly or not so subtly. At times, settlement can be the best...

 

HTMLFinancing Furnaces: What Should Utilities Consider?
Jack J. Lah; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 21, 2014, previously published on August 14, 2014
The natural gas boom our country has experienced over the past several years has been nothing short of impressive. We finally have the opportunity, if we choose to seize it, to attain true energy independence. In order to realize this independence, however, we need the cooperation of those in...

 

HTMLPros and Cons of Prepaid Utilities
Timothy Spencer; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2014, previously published on August 8, 2014
In the service provider industry, that cellular phone service providers and utility service providers are at least comparable in nature is likely an acceptable comparison. After all, both cell phone service providers and utility service providers bill their respective customers based on what the...

 

HTMLIs Electricity a Good or a Service?
Timothy Spencer; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2014, previously published on Augsut 8, 2014
Intuition would seem to make the issue of whether electricity qualifies as a good or service simple, for purposes of Uniform Commercial Code applicability. After all, that electricity usage is measured in certain units (kilowatts) by a device (electric meter) that lends a great deal of common sense...

 

HTMLUpdate to Ohio's Call Before You Dig Law: Has Anything Changed?
Amanda R. Yurechko; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2014, previously published on August 8, 2014
The changes to Ohio's Call Before You Dig Law, enacted by 2012 Senate Bill 458, became effective March 27, 2013. Have you noticed any changes?

 

HTMLUnderstanding Differences in Powers of Attorney
Sara Donnersbach; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 18, 2014, previously published on August 8, 2014
A power of attorney (POA) is the "express authority, given by a principal to an agent or attorney, allowing them to perform an action on the behalf of the principal." A general POA can be issued to any agent or attorney, allowing them to act as they see fit, while a special or limited POA...

 

HTMLMaking the Most of a Promise to Pay Agreement: Terms Recommended in Promissory Notes on Delinquent Taxes
David Brown; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 18, 2014, previously published on August 8, 2014
When a delinquent taxpayer enters into a payment plan with a municipality, the plan is usually evidenced by a promissory note signed by the debtor. While a promise to pay does not need to be overly complicated, there are several terms that should be included to ensure proper and timely repayment,...

 

HTMLFlint the Next Domino to Fall
Milan Kubat; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 18, 2014, previously published on August 8, 2014
The proliferation of Chapter 9 bankruptcy filings for municipal bankruptcies does not seem to be ending. In the last three years, towns such as Jefferson County, Alabama (2011), Stockton, California (2012), San Bernadino, California (2012), Mammoth Lakes, California (2012) and Detroit, Michigan...

 

HTMLEnforceability of Electronic Signatures
David A. Wolfe; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 24, 2014
In 2000, in order to address the concern whether electronic contracts could be enforceable and to provide procedures for keeping and retaining electronic records, disclosures and signatures, Congress enacted the Federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-Sign).

 

HTMLAmending Credit Union Bylaws and Codes of Regulations
John B. C. Porter; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 24, 2014
As part of a credit union's strategic planning, the topic of amending (or more appropriately modernizing) the credit union's bylaws or code of regulations often surfaces as a priority. With advances in technology comes opportunity with respect to how the board of directors and members convene and...

 


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