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Nasir Pasha & Matt Staub

How Independent Artists Reacted to Fashion Mogul Zara’s Alleged Infringement [e277]

Nasir and Matt talk about the accusations surrounding fashion giant Zara ripping off the designs of independent artists like Tuesday Bassen and how smaller companies can battle the industry giants. Transcript: NASIR: Welcome to our podcast. My name is Nasir Pasha. MATT: And I’m Matt Staub. We’re two attorneys here with Pasha Law, a firm practicing in California, Illinois, New York, and Texas. Welcome to the podcast. I don’t get the opportunity to do the bulk of the intros. NASIR: We’re splitting it up a little bit this time but welcome, everybody! This is where we take business in the news and add our legal twist to it. I think today we have a nice topic. What do we have? MATT: We have an interesting topic today. We’re going to be discussing what’s come together as a group of independent artists and designers who have all alleged that their works, intellectual property have… Read More

Nasir Pasha & Matt Staub

Can Brave’s Ad Replacing Software Defeat Newspapers and Copyright Law? [e276]

Nasir and Matt discuss Brave Software’s ad replacing technology that has caught the eye of almost every national newspaper and has a potential copyright infringement claim looming. They also welcome digital marketing expert Matt Michaelree to speak on the specifics of what Brave is attempting to do and whether it has the answers moving forward. Transcript: NASIR: Welcome to our podcast where cover business in the news and add our legal twist. My name is Nasir Pasha. MATT: And I’m Matt Staub. NASIR: And I am a business attorney and so is Matt, and we practice business law throughout the country in Texas, California, New York, and Illinois. Been doing it for a while now, right? MATT: Speak for yourself. I can’t say. I don’t think I can necessarily put myself in all those states but the firm at least. NASIR: We provide legal services to small and medium-sized businesses… Read More

Nasir Pasha & Matt Staub

Why The Roger Ailes Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Is Far From Normal [e275]

Nasir and Matt discuss the sexual harassment lawsuit filed by Gretchen Carlson against Fox CEO Roger Ailes. They also talk about the importance of sexual harassment training and properly handling such allegations in the office. Transcript: NASIR: Welcome to our podcast where we cover business in the news and add our legal twist to that business news. My name is Nasir Pasha. MATT: And I’m Matt Staub. NASIR: And, boy, do we have a story today. MATT: Yeah, I mean, it just keeps evolving. It’s far from final but, I mean, kind of one of the big things that we were waiting to hear on happened. Let me rewind a little bit and let’s go to the beginning – well, not the very beginning because Roger Ailes has been working with FOX for a really long time so we’re not going to maybe start that far back but I guess we’ll… Read More

Nasir Pasha & Matt Staub

How Starbucks Turned Coveted Employer to Employee Complaints [e274]

Nasir and Matt talk about the changes at Starbucks that have led to many disgruntled employees and customers. Transcript: NASIR: Welcome to our podcast where we cover business in the news and add our legal twist. My name is Nasir Pasha. MATT: And I’m Matt Staub. NASIR: And we are talking about our second favorite food item, I would say, right? After pizza. Would you say? Coffee. MATT: Is that a food? NASIR: No, uh… that’s true. MATT: I guess you could freeze it and then eat it, but it seems more like a beverage. NASIR: Well, you know what I mean – at least we talk about it. I know you and I tend to talk about coffee a lot for some reason, too. It seems like it comes up. I don’t know if it’s on the podcast or otherwise. Or we’re just happy to be drinking coffee at… Read More

Nasir Pasha & Matt Staub

Can a Business Be Held Liable for Crimes Committed by Clients? [e272]

Nasir and Matt discuss the criminal charges facing FedEx involving the alleged transportation of illegal drugs.  They also talk about how business owners should address working with customers that may be breaking the law. Transcript: NASIR: Welcome to our podcast where we cover business in the news and add our legal twist to the business news. My name is Nasir Pasha. MATT: And I’m Matt Staub. NASIR: And so, business news, right? That’s what we cover? What’s the business news that we have today? MATT: Well, it could be business or it could be legal – preferably if it’s a Venn diagram, it’s something in the middle. NASIR: That’s where we come in. MATT: Yeah, that’s what we try to cover at least. This would quality as business news even though we don’t do— NASIR: Drugs? MATT: A drug or a criminal – too much criminal law – or at least… Read More

Nasir Pasha & Matt Staub

Why Yahoo Is Auctioning Off Over 3,000 Patents [e271]

The guys return after a long break to discuss why Yahoo is auctioning off over 3,000 patents and how this decision will affect the longevity of the company. Transcript: NASIR: Welcome to our podcast where we cover business in the news and add our legal twist. My name is Nasir Pasha. MATT: And I’m Matt Staub. NASIR: And welcome back after – I don’t know – it’s been like weeks and months since we had our last episode, right? MATT: Yeah, it’s been a while. Even so much, we were actually one of the rare instances we’re in the same city and still kind of figuring out a way to record. NASIR: That’s true. That’s true. Well, I mean, we do get busy sometimes. The podcast isn’t all we do. We actually do lawyer once in a while, right? MATT: I don’t. NASIR: Okay. I’m sure you get the question,… Read More

Nasir Pasha & Matt Staub

Why Millions of Employees May Now Be Entitled to Overtime Pay [e270]

Nasir and Matt discuss the increase in the salary threshold for exempt employees and how employers can try to avoid paying overtime as a result. Transcript: NASIR: Welcome to our podcast – padcast. Welcome to our podcast where we cover business in the news and add our legal twist. My name is Nasir Pasha. MATT: And I’m Matt Staub. Padcost. NASIR: Well, we’ll have the padcost next week. Today is our podcast. But, man, huge news, right? I mean, this is something that we talked about last year – big impact for many listeners. I hope you listen carefully because this is – what is it? December 1st this new law will go into effect? MATT: Well, the date I had in mind was I was going to ask you when we talked about this last year if you can remember. NASIR: I was going to say summer. MATT: Yeah? NASIR: June?… Read More

Nasir Pasha & Matt Staub

Exactly How Restrictive Are the Laws to Operate a Food Truck? [e269]

Nasir and Matt discuss the Baltimore law that makes it very difficult to operate food trucks in the city. They also discuss all the legal restrictions to having a food truck. Transcript: NASIR: Welcome to our podcast where we cover business in the news and add our legal twist. My name is Nasir Pasha. MATT: And I’m Matt Staub. NASIR: And so, in preparation of tonight’s podcast, I did some research and I went down the street to a food truck and I got myself a fish taco in Houston, Texas. You know, I don’t know how many times we’ve mentioned “fish tacos” but I had to try and see. It was pretty good. MATT: You actually did this? NASIR: No, I actually did it. MATT: Okay. NASIR: I’m trying to look around to see if I have the trash somewhere so I could figure out what the name of the… Read More

Nasir Pasha & Matt Staub

How a David vs Goliath Battle Over Donuts is Developing in Vandalia, Ohio [e268]

Matt listens to Nasir recap the developing battle in his hometown of Vandalia, Ohio over whether a Dunkin Donuts can move into a location in close proximity to a local favorite donut shop. They then discuss whether the issue is more legal or personal. Transcript: NASIR: Welcome to our podcast where we cover business in the news and add our legal twist. My name is Nasir Pasha. MATT: And I’m Matt Staub. NASIR: What are we doing today, Matt? MATT: Well, I’ve never been to this place or this city but I’m going to give a little bit of background and then we’re just going to kind of take it from there, I guess. By the way, for the listeners, I feel like this is close to where you’re from so I think there’s something in here that you’re not telling me but, anyway, Vandalia, Ohio – I think that’s how… Read More

Nasir Pasha & Matt Staub

Can a Company Fire an Employee for Not Supporting Scientology [e267]

The guys kick off the week by discussing a Nevada employee who is claiming she was fired for not supporting the Scientology beliefs of her employer. Transcript: NASIR: Welcome to our podcast where we cover business in the news and add our legal twist. My name is Nasir Pasha. MATT: And I’m Matt Staub. NASIR: And are you a member of the Scientology Church? I want to preface… I just want to make sure because it might be a sensitive topic otherwise. MATT: Not that I know of, I’m not. NASIR: Okay, good. Well, I think you’re required to be one. I think that’s a new requirement for the firm starting now. MATT: I mean, it’s actually died down a bit. It peaked for a period of time when… NASIR: The HBO special or documentary? MATT: Well, I think the Tom Cruise thing is probably when it peaked, maybe. NASIR:… Read More