Litigation is the legal process through which the plaintiff and defendant (litigants) argue their side in court to achieve a specific outcome (monetary award, injunction to stop use of patented invention, avoidance of paying a settlement, etc.). Both businesses and individuals can file complaints with the court to start the process. In the end, the…

Litigation is not the only option when it comes to reaching a settlement with another party. Litigants can agree to other means such as mediation or arbitration to reach an agreement that’s fair for both sides. Unfortunately, once a complaint goes to trial, a judge or jury will have the final say in terms of…

  Recently introduced legislation entitled “The Main Street Fairness Act” seeks to require online retailers to collect sales tax for the benefit of states on most online purchases. Internet Retailer recently examined the bill in some detail. CyberLaw PC attorney Eric Menhart is quoted in the piece, entitled “Online sales tax proposed in Congress.” Eric…

  Everyone wants great value when they spend money. The same is true when it comes to law firms and legal services. Occasionally, clients have questions about hourly billing and want to know how to keep their costs as low as possible without sacrificing the quality professional services to which they are accustomed. This short…

  CyberLaw P.C. attorney Eric Menhart was recently quoted in a Forbes.com article entitled “Web Sales Tax Looms.” The article discusses the potential for additional sales taxes on online transactions, particularly in light of dwindling state budgets. Menhart is the author of the article “Taxing the Internet: Analyzing the States’ Plan to Derive Online Sales…

  Not much has happened in the proposed class action lawsuit against Verizon for it’s disabling of the built-in GPS in the Blackberry 8830.   The parties have primarily been engaging in some preliminary procedural matters. The biggest issue so far addressed was whether an arbitration provision in the Customer Agreement could be enforced. The…

  Technology Review has a nice tool that allows visitors to see the remaining presidential candidates’ positions on various technology issues, including net neutrality, broadband, privacy, stem-cell research, global warning and biofuels. You can also see some of the applicable legislation each introduced or handled in their time in the Senate. Overall, this is a…

  Attorney Eric Menhart recently commented in two articles in “The Daily Tar Heel,” the newspaper serving the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community.   The first article, entitled “Facing Scrutiny,” examines information on social networking sites as it is used to investigate and screen college students. The second article, entitled “Google Puts…

  Working for protection of individual rights, whether for civil rights, privacy rights or IP rights, requires leadership. The holiday is a good opportunity to be reminded that Martin Luther King Jr.’s non-violent style of leadership, which relies on truth, justice, and belief in force of law, is an effective method of resolving disputes and…

  Unfortunately, there have been some blog postings and other communications regarding this firm’s application for the use of the mark “CyberLaw” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Because many of these communications are lacking in providing complete and accurate information, the firm issues the following statement.   A blog post issued by…

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