All In Kirschenbaum
Supplying surveillance video for ‘lawful purposes’ of apprehending suspects is OK., but there are numerous complex legalities for which dealers need protection.
Jason Knott · June 20, 2018
Attorney Ken Kirschenbaum suggests security dealers and other service-oriented businesses request these statistics to select the best E&O insurance provider.
Julie Jacobson · June 12, 2017
Who is liable for vehicle damage caused by technician who crashes a company car while texting? What about insuring employees’ personal vehicles?
Jason Knott · May 29, 2017
Integrators who do not have the proper legal language in their initial contracts, POs or Work Orders, or do Change Orders based on email agreements, are losing in court.
Jason Knott · March 14, 2017
New law called the Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 enacted in the waning days of the Obama Administration prevents integrators from including a non-disparagement clause in their contract, specifically protecting consumers’ right to post negative reviews. Law takes effect March 14, 2017.
Jason Knott · February 22, 2017
If one of your clients’ homes has an incident and you receive a ‘claim letter’ inquiry, you need to immediately contact your insurance company, preserve all records related to that account, limit what you provide to the client’s insurer or lawyer, and don’t try to explain what happened.
Jason Knott · January 13, 2017
Recent court ruling nails out-of-state wholesale security distributor for not charging integrators ‘retail sales tax.’ Integrators are deemed as ‘true end users’ of the equipment.
Jason Knott · December 19, 2016
Integrators will not fare well in court enforcing change orders, service agreements or alarm monitoring contracts that are unsigned or signed by unauthorized employees. Adding signature provisions that stipulate certain signatures are required can make it even worse.
Jason Knott · December 09, 2016
SB 1428 would make all monitoring agreements with annual auto-renewal clauses revert to just month-to-month renewals upon expiration of initial term. Requires renewal clauses to be more conspicuous in contracts.
Jason Knott · October 31, 2016
The Jackson, Mich.-based integrator Comtronics’s leadership outlines details of its packaged DIY smart home solution. Discover the ROI, sales compensation, and go-to-market retail and online strategies that are giving the company a competitive edge.
Jason Knott · August 23, 2016