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Sidebar Issue 90 | May 2018

Poole & Shaffery, LLP, a full service business law firm, focuses on the following areas of law:









Disclaimer: The articles contained herein are intended for general information purposes only. Nothing contained in this document is legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as such.


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By: Michael R. Fostakowsky
EMPLOYMENT LAW: Is Your Website ADA Compliant?

Are you prepared to pay $100,000.00 in attorneys’ fees for your business’ discriminatory website? That’s exactly what happened to Florida-based supermarket chain Winn-Dixie when a legally blind customer filed suit because he was unable to fully utilize the company’s website, which was incompatible with the customer’s screen reader software.

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By: Claudia J. McDowell
CORPORATE/SECURITIES LAW: When is a Coin Really a Security?

At first glance, one would never consider a coin to be a security. Most people think of a coin as a form of currency that we use every day in America – quarters, dimes, nickels, even pennies. We certainly do not expect the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) to regulate coins.


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By: Samuel R.W. Price
TRADEMARK LAW: Patent and Trademark Office Delivers Just What the Doctor Ordered

Andre Young, popularly known as Dr. Dre, is many things: hip hop legend, famed producer, powerful music executive, wildly successful entrepreneur, and philanthropist.

One thing Dre is not: a doctor.


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FEATURED VERDICT: Beverage Company-Employer Loses Case, Absorbs $822,400 Verdict

Case No. BC624909 – Jimmy Saxton v. Hip Hop Beverages Corp. et al.

A California jury awarded a $822,400 verdict against defendant Hip Hop Beverages Corp. for Employment Discrimination, Harassment, Wrongful Termination and Wage and Hour Violations.


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Poole & Shaffery Congratulates Brian E. Koegle and Hunt C. Braly on Being Nominated for Santa Clarita’s 2018 “Man of the Year”

Poole & Shaffery congratulates partners Brian E. Koegle and Hunt C. Braly on each of their nominations for the prestigious “Man of the Year” award for the City of Santa Clarita. Each year, outstanding individuals are recognized in the “Santa Clarita Valley Man and Woman of the Year” award ceremony based their significant impact as well as charity work in the local community.


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