Handling Contractual Elements of Event Cancellations Due To Epidemics & Other Crises

As event cancellations have started to mount due to the growing number of Covid-19 cases around the country, there has been a lot of concerned conversation occurring about the invocation of force majeure clauses in performance contracts. If you are not aware of its application, the clause generally relieves all parties of their contractual obligation due to severe weather, natural disasters, civil unrest, government declarations, union actions and epidemics. I say generally relieves because there has been communication to my state consortium that some organizations are seeing contracts which include penalties for … Read more

Scammers In Your Social Media Community

On my personal blog, I have written about the problem of ticketing websites that masquerade as legitimate performance venues and either sell fake or highly marked up tickets.  I have to say that Google seems to have addressed the problem of resellers and scam sites appearing in search results before the real venue. For example, if you search for Bill Maher Atlanta today, the Fox Theatre is the first result. On Bing, it is the fifth or six result. I tried this for a handful of cities across the country. In any … Read more

Does Your State Prohibit Non-Voting Board Directors?

A few years back I made a post addressing the assumption that ex officio positions on a board of directors were automatically non-voting. Spoilers: That is not the case. Apropos to that, I recently became aware of a 2009 law in California that prohibits non-profit organizations from having non-voting directors. I wasn’t aware that such restrictions existed anywhere so check the laws in your state. Thus, a nonprofit corporation may not have non-voting members on its board of directors. One of the rationales for this change was to clarify the use of … Read more

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