Posts by ADLI Law Group

The Americans with Disability Act Celebrates its 30th Anniversary ––– Are You Affected by the Law?

July marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA is a broad civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private buildings and accommodations that are open to the general public. The purpose of…

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ADLI Secured Favorable Settlements in Six Cases Last Week

Not all litigation is created equal. It is true that litigation can be time consuming and costly. But it is also true that 98% of cases are resolved prior to trial.  At ADLI, we focus on the cost-benefit analysis of taking a case to trial from the perspective of our clients. When it becomes apparent that the…

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ADLI Secures New Employment Agreement for Entertainment Academy Executive

On June 23, ADLI finalized difficult negotiations and our client entered into a new, multi-year employment contract to continue to run one of the entertainment academy’s charitable wings, on a more lucrative basis than the client’s current contract with the Academy. ADLI provides all manner of entertainment transactional services to clients in all facets of…

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ADLI Secures Registered Trademark for Large Senior Care Facility

On June 23, 2020, ADLI was successful in securing a registered trademark (No. 6,083,332) for a large senior care facility. With this trademark, ADLI’s client is offered protection from others infringing upon the unique brand identity that distinguishes them. ADLI’s trademark law services include searching trademark/brand availability, applying for, prosecuting and securing trademark registrations both…

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Coming changes to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Daily Journal (July 1, 2020)

The 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), was designed to protect copyright owners from unauthorized use of their works on the internet and to protect online service providers (OSPs) from legal responsibility for their users’ infringing acts.  Under DMCA’s “safe harbor” provision, OSP’s are immune from such liability so long as they implement certain steps…

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Virtually Sustainable? The Current Viability of Virtual Influencers

Virtual influencers (“VI”), those creations of CGI and artificial intelligence (“AI”), were the rage and “next big thing” in influencers when the first one, Miquela Sousa, a/k/a Lil Miquela, stormed the Internet in 2016. Created by the start-up Brud, she was a 19 year old living in California, with a passion for fashion and music,…

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COVID-19 and Commercial Frustration

With the COVID-19 wreaking havoc on California’s economy, many of the adversely affected businesses increasingly find themselves unable to perform their contractual obligations. Hardest hit are businesses declared non-essential and ordered to shut down, including movie theaters, cruise liners, sport stadiums, restaurants, convention centers, clothing outlets, barbers and beauty salons, etc.  Other businesses such as…

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Know the Risks of Video Teleconferencing!

In an effort to stay connected during the COVID-19 crisis, many of us have turned to video teleconferencing platforms and apps (“VCPs”) to stay connected and do business while staying at and working from home. VCPs, like FaceTime and What’s App, were originally designed for virtual social meetups and conversations with friends and family who…

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