Kobe beef is an incredible delicacy -- one of the best types of steak that can be found. For the most part, it comes from Japan, and one small steak -- just 4 ounces -- will often come with a price tag of $50. The cattle themselves sell for as much as $35,000 or even $50,000.
The city of Boulder, Colorado, is seeking a legal order to condemn certain sections of an electric system that is owned by area provider Xcel Energy. The city is looking to claim those parts of the electric system through eminent domain laws, as the jurisdiction wants to create a local electric utility. Boulder had previously filed a notice of intent earlier in the year, indicating that it would pursue Xcel's assets. The business litigation stems from Boulder's plan to establish a renewable energy system to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
Colorado is a state with so many assets, other states are jealous. Skiing, tourism, national parks, even legal pot boutiques -- and of course, beer. Colorado has a reputation for taking the art of beer crafting very seriously, as well as being a hub of green and sustainable business. So when Colorado brewers learned of the Food and Drug Administration's proposed new restrictions on the use of spent brewing grain, things came to a head.
In the age of social media, recommendations on sites such as LivingSocial.com, YahooLocal.com and Avvo.com can be a boon for businesses seeking to gain credibility with potential customers. A positive review can help customers understand how they can benefit from using the company’s services, and word-of-mouth advertising is essentially the most effective type of promotion.
Businesses embroiled in contract disputes may not know (or understand) what subject matter jurisdiction is all about, but they should know that it is an important consideration in whether a court can hear the case before it. If a case is filed in an incorrect court, the defending party may ask the court to dismiss the case for lack of jurisdiction.