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CaliBurger Copies In-N-Out and Wins

By Constantine Mittendorf

CaliBurger is an in international burger chain, and it seems to be winning after copying the In-N-Out formula.  When CaliBurger opened in Shanghai in 2011, it openly copied the In-N-Out formula.  It sold Double-Doubles (In-N-Out’s signature burger), Animal-Style fries (In-N-Out’s signature fries), and sodas with palm-trees printed on the cups (In-N-Out’s signature decoration).

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Firing Staff Who Call the Boss an “A*#hole” or “Like” Such Criticism on Facebook

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By Allegra A. Jones

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently decided that a sports bar in Connecticut violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) when it terminated two workers for commenting on and “liking” a Facebook post. Specifically, an employee posted a derogatory “status update” noting that the owners of the bar “can’t even do tax paperwork correctly,” since employees owed more in state income taxes than they expected due to a tax withholding error. The post initiated a series of comments which the boss was called an “asshole.” The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) found, and the Second Circuit affirmed, that terminating the employees due to their Facebook activity was unlawful. (Three D LLC v. NLRB (2d. Cir. 10/21/15) Case #14-3284, appealed from 2014 NLRB LEXIS 656 (8/22/2014).) Continue reading Firing Staff Who Call the Boss an “A*#hole” or “Like” Such Criticism on Facebook

Sinbad’s Stay of Execution Runs Out

By Constantine Mittendorf

SinbadsCloseAs of today, Sinbad’s does not have any immediate plans to close its 40 year old saloon doors, despite losing its eviction case two months ago. The Court stayed eviction and the execution of judgment, but that order expires today – September 30th. Continue reading Sinbad’s Stay of Execution Runs Out

Waterfront Restaurant Loses Eviction Trial

By Constantine Mittendorf

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The owners of Sinbad’s spent last week in San Francisco Superior Court. They have been in an ongoing battle to keep their 40 year old bay-front restaurant afloat.

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Waterfront Restaurant Fights For Its Life in Court

By Constantine Mittendorf

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Sinbad’s sits on a pier next to San Francisco’s historic Ferry Building.  With a dining room view from the Bay Bridge to Treasure Island, Sinbad’s has been a classic San Francisco establishment for locals and tourists alike for 40 years.  Through booms and busts, Sinbad’s has held a lease with the San Francisco Port Authority.  Now it looks like San Francisco’s booming economy might be the restaurant’s downfall. Continue reading Waterfront Restaurant Fights For Its Life in Court