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A warehouse owner hired a subcontractor to paint his roof, a subcontractor who had been at the warehouse many times and knew that the roof had skylights. He was also well experienced working on roofs.
Caution: Danger Ahead
Before the work began, the owner of the warehouse specifically warned the roofer of the dangers associated with working around the skylights. The owner told him to use the safety lines on the roof and to stay clear of the skylights. The work began at 4:30 in the afternoon and continued into the night. When he was through for the day, the subcontractor climbed down from the roof to get some water. He then went back up the roof to gather his tools. But doing so at night time, he fell through one of the skylights to his death.
Out of The Owner’s Control
The subcontractor’s widow sued the warehouse owner for negligence, arguing the work environment was inherently dangerous. The court disagreed. Not only did the owner not control the manner in which the work was to be performed, but he specifically warned the subcontractor of the dangers associated with this job.
An unfortunate incident for sure, but not one where the owner was at all liable.
By Kaan Back
Starting a legal modeling agency involves a great deal of preparation to make sure that you stay on the right side of the law at all times. Getting in touch with an expert lawyer is the simplest and most effective way to keep yourself safe and get your business on the path to incredible growth. Take a look at some of the most useful tips below and make sure that your agency hits the ground running.
10 Top Tips for Starting a Legal Modeling Firm
When it comes to setting up a business in an industry like entertainment modeling is perhaps the most difficult to do without expert advice. In the world of entertainment modeling is one of the most lucrative areas, but you have to know exactly what you’re doing in order to keep everything on the right side of the law. Follow these 10 top tips and you’ll be guaranteed to stay on the right track.
- Firstly, you’ll need to consider exactly which kind of agency you want to start. To get involved in the high fashion industry, you’ll need all kinds of prior industry contacts if you hope to succeed. If you can’t manage this, catalog modeling might be a good place to start.
- Make sure you establish the legal structure of your company before you start hiring anyone. You’ll need to file all sorts of documents with the local authorities, so you’ll probably need a lawyer to help you fulfill all the requirements.
- Any legal modeling firm should be able to offer its models a proper contract with all the benefits and rights you would expect to see.
- Be sure to outline exactly what you are giving your models the right to use in terms of your company’s resources. You want to make sure you’re both on the same page.
- Start developing contacts within the fashion industry and other areas where models are needed. These networking attempts will surely pay off in the long run.
- If you’re looking to expand abroad, make sure that you hire a lawyer that has a deep understanding of the way in which your industry is run in other countries.
- Always be ready to address complaints head on. Check the Better Business Bureau to see whether there are any bad words said about you, and endeavor to fix things as soon as possible.
- Think about your reputation. You need to remain as professional as possible at all times, and a lawyer
Back in May 2017, Frontiers of Psychology released a study on the risks of a driving practice we all engage in from time to time. Probably, we never even think of this behavior as risky. It isn’t texting while driving or even eating in the car; instead, it is simply following a friend’s car in […]
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Many parents do not want to consider the possibility of accidents or injuries befalling their children. Nevertheless, numerous daily incidents do lead to scrapes, cuts, and bruises. Then there are mishaps that cause bigger and more lasting injuries, such as car accidents. In the United States, car accidents are the leading cause of death in […]
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Generally, when two or more people get together to pursue a business venture, they do so in writing, formalizing what each is bringing or contributing to the deal and what their respective roles will be going forward. That’s what they’re supposed to do, but as we know some arrangements are not always well documented or in writing.
Hope is Not a Plan
That was the case when ABC Electric, which was not able to obtain a bond and was a nonunion contractor, came across a job that required both a union and bonded contractor. ABC’s principal reached out to his friends at XYZ Electric which he knew met those qualifications. He discussed the job and his expectations with XYZ’s principal and went about preparing the bid, submitting it under XYZ’s name. XYZ was awarded the lucrative contract and hired a few of ABC’s employees. But ABC itself was never asked to perform any of the work.
No Joint Venture
Though ABC’s principal believed he was entitled to a share of the profits, neither he nor ABC could establish that an actual joint venture was ever formed. Nor was the key ingredient to any joint venture, joint control over a project, able to be shown.
You are likely familiar with Ritz Carlton as a luxury hotel chain. Part of Marriott International, the company operates 91 high-end hotels in 33 countries all over the world. The hotel company has been a standard-setter for lavish vacations and high-end holidays for a long time. Now Ritz Carlton is looking to bring its luxury […]
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1. Are you qualified to handle my case?
Ask the tough questions – what experience does the attorney have handling similar cases? Put the attorney’s name into Google. Does he or she have articles written on the topic? Are they Board Certified? Go to the Bar website and look up disciplinary history.
2. How do you expect to be paid?
How is your attorney going to be paid? Hourly, contingent, some type of success bonus with a lower hourly rate? You need to have that conversation early on so there are no surprises.
3. Who in your office will handle my case?
Who is actually going to do the work on any file? Is it going to be the attorney that you met with? Is it going to be one of his partners or associates? It’s critical that you have an understanding of who is going to be working on the file because the relationship with an attorney is very personal and you want to make sure that the attorney performing the work is up to your standards.
4. Are your fees negotiable?
Know in advance if there are ways the attorney’s fees can be paid. Will the attorney accept a payment plan; can some of the fees be recovered from the other side?
5. What costs will I incur to prosecute my case?
Costs can add up in a legal case: copies, scanning, transcripts, court reporters, expert witnesses, just to name a few. You need to have a clear understanding of the costs, not just the fees, that are associated with prosecuting or defending your case.
6. What information do you include on your invoices?
Bills from your attorney can be very difficult to understand. Ask for specific formats or information to be included in the bill. Some of the information you should expect to see on a bill would include: a description of the task performed, the date that task was performed, the time spent on that task, the cost for that task, and who performed the actual work.
7. What if I have a questions about my bill?
Ask – and ask as often and with as many questions as you may have. There is a difference between becoming a nuisance and being diligent.
8. Do you have malpractice insurance?
This is a critical question you need to ask your attorney at the time you hire him or her. If something goes wrong in your case, and it’s the attorney’s fault, who’s going to
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Negotiate the form of release up front.
If you’ve signed a contract and that contract allows the contractor to dictate to you the form that you are going to use, that unfortunately is the form you will have to use during the course of construction. When you’re negotiating the contract, make sure that you are not only negotiating the terms of the contract, but as well what the releases are going to look like when it comes time to sign them.
Make the release expressly conditioned upon receipt of a sum certain.
Many times a contractor will tell you, “fax me a copy of the release, and I’ll fax you a copy of the check.” The problem is, if you never get the real check, but you fax a copy of the release, then that release may still be valid and enforceable against you, even though you never received a real check. How do you deal with this situation? You want to use conditional language in your release. That is, you want to make your release expressly conditioned upon receipt of a sum certain. So, if you’re expecting an $8,000 check, you need to write on your release that this release is valid only if you receive those $8,000 in paid funds.
Always include a “through date” on you releases.
It is critical that your lien release include a “through date”. You’re giving up certain lien rights up to a certain date in exchange for a specific amount of money. You need to make sure that the through date and the amount of money that you’re expecting coincide. If you sign a release that doesn’t have a through date which matches the check you’re getting, or has no through date at all, you could be giving up rights far in excess of the monies that you receive with very little recourse.
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