August 2013

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Month: August 2013

Great news! Shakfeh Law is now offering FREE legal templates. After all, we all love a deal, don't we?

Our first offer is one for an independent contractor agreement. This is great if you are an employer who is looking to hire an independent contractor and need a written contract. It's great too for potential independent contractors who are looking to get hired and want to get an idea of what is in a typical independent contractor agreement before signing one. Simply download the form and fill it in and you have a contract!

We are excited to roll out some new templates soon so visit our Resources section above or subscribe to our rss feed for when we post new templates.

Are you in need for any particular templates? Let us know!
Premises liability is something every business, be it a national chain or a small mom-and-pop business, worries about. Anytime an individual is injured on the premises of a business, a potential lawsuit may arise against both the landlord and the tenant. However, when a criminal or other third-party is the cause of the injury, then things may different.

Customers are owed the highest level of protection. When a criminal or third party intervener injures a customer, the main issue becomes if the owner had a reason to think it might happen. For instance, if a customer is robbed at gunpoint and injured, then the court will look to whether the area's criminal history reflects that a violent crime is likely. In this example, the criminal history of the area does not necessarily have to be of frequent armed robberies, just of violent crimes. However, on the other side, many non-violent crimes would not demonstrate foreseeability. Mere trespasses, even if many, would not indicate the owner could foresee an armed robbery.

Some crimes cannot be prevented by reasonable measures and owners might not be found liable for such crimes. For instance, some experts have regarded targeted killings as not being preventable by armed guards. Therefore, even though hiring an armed guard might prevent some crimes, an owner might not be found liable for failure to hire an armed guard even though an armed guard may have prevented some other foreseeable crimes.

Taking reasonable measures to prevent reasonably ...
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