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Section Newsletter Articles From Donna J. Cunningham

The trouble-shooter’s checklist By Donna J. Cunningham Business and Securities Law, July 2002 This checklist is meant to list those non-tax factors that most often lead to trouble, disagreement, or failure of the business.
BusinessLaw Flashpoints℠ May, 2001 By Donna J. Cunningham Business and Securities Law, June 2001 Taxpayers' loan participation agreement with bank for a loan to their Sub-S Corporation was correctly treated as a guarantee, denying taxpayers the ability to write off losses of Sub-S corporation to the extent of the loan participation agreement.
BusinessLaw Flash Points℠ By Donna J. Cunningham Business and Securities Law, April 2001 Despite the controversy, and while we were looking the other way, President Clinton has adopted OSHA's Final Rule requiring businesses to deal with the repetitive stress and other ergonomic injuries of their workers.
Business law practice flash point By Donna J. Cunningham International and Immigration Law, January 2001 Access restrictions: a French court has held U.S.-based Yahoo accountable for failing to block the content of its auction materials to Internet surfers located in France, and has threatened fines in excess of 100,000 francs (US$12,853) per day unless Yahoo installs a keyword-based blocking system that prevents French citizens from seeing the offending Yahoo sites.
BusinessLaw Flash Points℠ By Donna J. Cunningham Business and Securities Law, January 2001 In a case believed to be of first impression nationwide, a panel of the American Arbitration Association in New York has ruled in favor of franchisees who argued that the value of the exclusive territories granted by their franchise agreements was being diluted by Franchisor's competing online sales.
BusinessLaw Flash Points℠ By Donna J. Cunningham Business and Securities Law, October 2000 The U.S. Supreme Court has launched its own website, which contains court decisions, the court schedule and calendar, rules, bar admission forms, weekly orders granting and denying new appeals, and news releases.
BusinessLaw Flash Points℠ By Donna J. Cunningham Business and Securities Law, June 2000 Author's note: Lots going on this month, so this will be a longer than usual newsletter. However, many of this month's cases have not yet been posted. If a link does not work, try again later.
From the editor By Donna J. Cunningham Business and Securities Law, June 2000 This edition of the newsletter has several interesting articles, including a discussion of arbitration issues in the securities industry, and an informative analysis of "angel" funding for start-up companies.
Y2K for the Small Business (or Law Firm) By Donna J. Cunningham Business Advice and Financial Planning, October 1999 You know that the "Year 2000 computer bug" (Y2K) refers to the problems arising when a computer can't tell the difference between the 1900's and the 2000's because dates have been programmed and recorded as two digits (98) rather than 4 digits (1998).
Y2K snapshots By Donna J. Cunningham Business and Securities Law, October 1999 While it is still 6:00 am in Chicago, the year 2000 will arrive in New Zealand, making its citizens first to learn what exactly the Y2K bug will do.

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