Entries by Ryan Hew

Social Media & the Law Update 09-18-13: Upcoming PNM Class, FB ‘Like’ Constitutionally Protected

LEGAL DISCLAIMER: The following information is provided to be just general information, and therefore, should not be taken as specific legal advice that pertains to any particular situation.  The reader should not base any decisions on the information here to act or refrain from acting regarding a legal problem.  If you believe you have a […]

What’s the Purpose of a Trademark? How is it Used?

LEGAL DISCLAIMER: The following information is provided to be just general information, and therefore, should not be taken as specific legal advice that pertains to any particular situation.  The reader should not base any decisions on the information here to act or refrain from acting regarding a legal problem.  If you believe you have a […]

Boilerplate Blurb: Assignment.

Assignment Clauses Generally, in contract law land contracts are freely assignable (meaning they can be transferred).  However, if an agreement possess a restrictive or anti-assignment clause it will prevent this transferring of the agreement. Thus (anti)-assignment clauses determines whether rights, obligations and duties under an agreement may be transferred in whole in or part to […]

Social Media and the Law: Legislative and NLRB Updates

The following information was presented by me to the Social Media Club of Hawaii’s Social Media “Boot Camp” for Hawaii Recruiting, Staffing and Hawaii Human Resources Professionals on Friday, February 22, 2013.  You can find a downloadable pdf version on the “Resources” page of my website. Here was what was discussed: Legislative Updates Summary: Generally, […]

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Boilerplate Blurb: Severability.

Well, it’s been a while for a Boilerplate Blurb, but here is one that cuts to the chase (pun intended). The severability (aka savings) clause is used to keep a contract and its various provisions intact if parts of it are deemed illegal or unenforceable in a court.  Why? With written agreements being so long […]