Business Law

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Jul 29, 2011

A new book that blends fiction with fact will aim to teach those interested in learning how to build a business while addressing the various facets of business law.

Birth to Buyout: Law for the Life Cycle of Your Business, is being published by Profit and Laws and will tell the fictional story of two entrepreneurs starting a business while also incorporating how business law works in today's society.

Coco Soodek, author of the book and business lawyer, said the book will provide useful information for small businesses and those interested in starting a business b

Jul 25, 2011

Community Partners Bancorp, the holding company for Two River Community Bank in New Jersey, announced it has been approved on a preliminary basis for a $12 million investment.

The investment will be received under the company's preferred stock from the U.S. Department of Treasury's Small Business Lending Fund.

"The types of small business loans intended by the SBLF program represent a significant portion of our Company's loan portfolio," said William Moss, president and chief executive officer of Community Partners Bancorp.

Jul 12, 2011

Online retail giant Amazon is fighting a recently enacted California law requiring the company to collect sales tax.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Amazon filed paperwork for a referendum vote on the law that requires a 7.25 percent base sales tax on internet purchases. Prior to passage of the law, only conventional brick-and-mortar merchants had to collect California sales tax.

Shaun Bowler, a political scientist at the University of California-Riverside, told the L.A.

Jun 29, 2011

Businesses may look to protect their interests through the support of anti-union legislation.

Jun 17, 2011

Businesses are controlled by the shareholders and the board of directors when it comes to making important decisions regarding the future of a company. However, disagreements between the employees and those who hold the stock options can lead to a lawsuit.

The parent company of Cedar Point amusement park disagreed with the decision to file a lawsuit by the largest shareholders of the business, organized under Q Investments, according to the Morning Journal.

A request was filed after a disagreement occurred over the nominating process in determining the board of directors.