Drones: A New Legal Frontier (Part 2: Legal Concerns)

by Brian Casserly & Cecelia Harper

If you missed it, you can find Part 1: FAA Regulations here.

On the TV show Modern Family, a drone spied on a sunbathing Gloria (invasion of privacy), Phil used his “professional aerial photography tool” or drone to find Luke and his friends (trespassing), and Jay crashed his model airplane into Phil while attempting to “thread the needle” (personal injury).  Modern Family comically illustrates some of the many potential legal issues drones present.  Before you or your company invests in a drone, you should consider three legal issues that are likely to be on the legal horizon for drone use:  tort liability, insurance, and products liability. 

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Drones: A New Legal Frontier (Part 1: FAA Regulations)

by Brian Casserly & Cecelia Harper

From expediting online order deliveries to gathering aerial information of farmers' fields with previously unseen economic and technological efficiencies, the drone industry could be the root of the next commercial revolution.  Drones, also called UAVs (Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles), were historically developed for military use, but we will likely see their commercial use increase exponentially as global businesses are expected to invest nearly $90 billion in drone technology in the next ten years.  Even if you or your company is not on the forefront of drone technology development, you should be aware of the implications of using a drone in connection with your business (or even recreationally).  

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2015 Boiler Competition

by Gutwein Law

Gutwein Law is proud to be a sponsor of The Boiler competition, hosted by the student-run coworking space, The Anvil. Started in 2013, the competition’s purpose is to give students the ability to pursue entrepreneurship outside the classroom. The Boiler takes place over eight weeks and provides the teams with mentorship, office space, workshops, and funding.

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Global Technology on a Local Scale

by Andy Gutwein

I just returned from the American Bar Association Technology Show in Chicago (ABA Tech Show).  What a rush, absorbing the newest technology for law firms and learning from presentations by the Nation’s leading tech consultants. As I reflect on what I learned, I’m happy to know that our office is up to date and secure in our practices.  In fact, it seems we are quite a bit ahead of the curve because we have adopted paperless policies and have a leading document management utility in place.  Of course, there is always room for improvement and I was able to get inspired to improve some of our practices.

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Paperless Office = Better Service

by Tommi Perdue

Business trends are pushing owners to look into faster and more efficient processes in the work place.  Electronic files, bigger servers and faster transmissions are quickly becoming a necessity for anyone hoping to keep up with their clients and outrun their competition.  But why have a paperless office?  Are there really benefits for your customer and your business?

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