Category Archives: Legal

NFIB Legal Continues Fight Against Eminent Domain Abuse in America

The NFIB Legal Center has taken-up the fight to curb eminent domain abuse in America. You may recall that last year we asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider Kelo v. New London. Unfortunately, the Court balked. So our fight … Continue reading

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Can You be Sued for Failing to Report Intoxicated Patrons to the Police?

This week the Tennessee Supreme Court handed-down a decision that may open the door for new lawsuits. In Cullum v. McCool, a customer sued Wal-Mart after she was run-over in the parking lot by another patron. It so happened that … Continue reading

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Aggregated Anxieties: More Vexing Problems for Small Business in the “Affordable Care Act”

While President Obama assured us that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would not affect small business, that’s simply not true. Yes, it is accurate to say that most businesses with under 50 employees will be free from the most burdensome … Continue reading

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Can Government Revoke Your Right to Run an Existing Business?

What would you say if your city told you that it was revoking your right to continue a long-standing business on your own property? That is exactly what happened to the White family. They had run a commercial campground on … Continue reading

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NFIB Objects to Proposition 65 Abuse in California

In 1986 the voters of California adopted an initiative known as Proposition 65 (colloquially “Prop. 65.”). If you live in California—or if you have visited recently—you see Prop. 65 warnings everywhere you go. The Act requires businesses to prominently display … Continue reading

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NFIB Legal Center’s Winning Streak Continues with Three Victories in Two Days!

This has been a historic year for the NFIB Legal Center. In April SCOTUS Blog listed NFIB Legal Center as one of the top-ten most influential organizations in the Supreme Court—in terms of bringing the Court’s attention to important issues. … Continue reading

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New HIPAA Rule May Extend to Your Business

There has been a lot of talk in the media and even Congressional hearings on whether or not the source code powering the Obamacare  federal website violates HIPAA privacy protections on medical records and personal health information. But this chatter … Continue reading

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A Matter of Grave Concern: NFIB Legal Speaks-Up for the Right to Raise a Constitutional Defense

Today the NFIB Legal Center filed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to take up an important case on behalf of a small business owner who has been denied the right to raise a basic defense to a potentially … Continue reading

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Since When did Sarbanes-Oxley Have Anything to Do With Small Business?

Karen Harned, NFIB Legal Center’s Executive Director, had a great op-ed today in The Daily Caller, explaining Lawson v. FMR. The case asks whether whistle blower protections in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act are available to employees of non-publically traded companies. As … Continue reading

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Can government place an “expiration date” on property rights?

Did you know that courts across the country are now saying that your constitutionally protected property rights are subject to an expiration date? This comes as a shocking surprise for those of us who believe that the Constitution was intended … Continue reading

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