A city in Wyoming refused to issue a certificate of occupancy to a hotel because the owner failed to install a fire alarm system. The plaintiff, the contractor, submitted renovation building plans to the city stating that a fire sprinkler system would be installed consistent with NFPA Standard 13.
In a case decided about a year ago by the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the plaintiff, a seller of rare coins, and the defendant alarm company entered into a contract to upgrade and convert the existing burglar alarm system.
The first article I wrote for SDM was in January 1980. While almost 40 years has passed since then, I recently came across the article and realized it is still as relevant today. So if you are at all considering selling your company, read on.
An interesting case arose several years ago in Connecticut whereby the plaintiff alleged that they lost the city’s business because the defendants — the city of New London and its former city manager — intended to retaliate against the plaintiff for having filed a lawsuit complaining about police practices in New London.
A recent decision in New Jersey dealt with a liquidated damage clause and a limitation of liability provision in the subscriber contract. The plaintiff was the owner of a retail store and purchased an alarm system from the defendant alarm company.
A very interesting case arose before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. A defendant police officer, while driving through a neighborhood where there had been a rash of daytime burglaries, noted an individual standing on the sidewalk in front of a residence.
Trademark ownership provides important commercial and legal benefits, including the exclusive right to use the registered trademark and the right to sell or license it to another for profit. Further, trademark ownership gives one legal standing to prevent others from using or attempting to register similar or identical trademarks.
As the cover asserts, this year may be a tipping point for access control sales — with big data, cloud, cyber and more causing customers to rethink and retool their access control and identity management systems.
Also in June, the latest developments in Central Station Software, the "Most Popular Brands Among the SDM 100", and much more.