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Author: Billy Declercq, Esq.

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Billy DeClercq, Esq. - a real lawyer - invites comedians and improvisers to discuss real legal cases and concepts. He helps them dissect the case, then they throw it in the improv blender to create comedic magic in completely original scenes. Then, Billy throws off his gloves and goes for the jugular by asking heavyweight questions to find out what makes his guests tick.
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Flying Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Flying Tiger, Hidden Dragon

2023-07-0601:11:18

In this episode of Laying Down the Law: Accountant Edition, host Billy DeClercq and guests discuss a shareholders' derivative suit, Eisenberg v. Flying Tiger Line Inc. from 1971. The plaintiff, Eisenberg, claimed that his vote had been diluted. The key issue was whether it was a derivative or direct claim. The episode also includes interesting facts, such as the disappearance of Flying Tiger Flight 739 during the Vietnam War. The Case in Question: Eisenberg v. Flying Tiger Line, Inc. - 451 F.2d 267 (2d Cir. 1971)https://www.lexisnexis.com/community/casebrief/p/casebrief-eisenberg-v-flying-tiger-line-incHOW TO EARN FREE CPEIn less than 10 minutes, you can earn 1 hour of NASBA-approved accounting CPE after listening to this episode. Download our mobile app, sign up, and look for The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Accounting channel. Register for the course, complete a short quiz, and get your CPE certificate.Launch the course on EarmarkCPE to get free CPE/CE for listening to this episode.Download the app:Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/earmark-cpe/id1562599728Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.earmarkcpe.appQuestions? Need help? Email support@earmarkcpe.com.Connect With Billy :LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/declercqwb Website : https://declercq.law/
Tennessee Two-Step

Tennessee Two-Step

2023-06-2252:01

You're in for a treat with the latest episode of Laying Down the Law: Accountant Edition! Billy brings on some amazing guests who dive into a fascinating case about partnership law. The case is called Putnam v. Shoaf, and it all went down in Tennessee in 1981. The dispute centers around the sale of a partnership interest in the Frog Jump Gin Company. They also dive into all sorts of other topics related to law and comedy - so you won't want to miss a moment! The Case in Question: Putnam v. Shoaf, 620 S.W.2d 510 (Tenn. Ct. App. 1981)https://www.lexisnexis.com/community/casebrief/p/casebrief-putnam-v-shoafHOW TO EARN FREE CPEIn less than 10 minutes, you can earn 1 hour of NASBA-approved accounting CPE after listening to this episode. Download our mobile app, sign up, and look for The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Accounting channel. Register for the course, complete a short quiz, and get your CPE certificate.Launch the course on EarmarkCPE to get free CPE/CE for listening to this episode.Download the app:Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/earmark-cpe/id1562599728Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.earmarkcpe.appQuestions? Need help? Email support@earmarkcpe.com.Connect With Billy :LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/declercqwb Website : https://declercq.law/
In this episode of Laying Down the Law: Accountant Edition, the hosts delve into the 1945 court case Fenwick v. Unemployment Compensation Committee. The case centered around the employment status of Arline Cheshire, who worked at John Fenwick's beauty shop. The court ultimately ruled that Cheshire was an employee, not a partner, and Fenwick was required to pay unemployment insurance. This case emphasizes the significance of comprehending the legal consequences of partnership agreements and carefully considering their terms. The Cases in Question: Fenwick v. Unemployment Comp. Com - 132 N.J.L. 185, 38 A.2d 849 (1944)https://www.lexisnexis.com/community/casebrief/p/casebrief-fenwick-v-unemployment-comp-com-848616300Fenwick v. Unemployment Comp. Com. - 133 N.J.L. 295, 44 A.2d 172 (1945)https://www.lexisnexis.com/community/casebrief/p/casebrief-fenwick-v-unemployment-comp-com#:~:text=Conclusion%3A,Chesire.HOW TO EARN FREE CPEIn less than 10 minutes, you can earn 1 hour of NASBA-approved accounting CPE after listening to this episode. Download our mobile app, sign up, and look for The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Accounting channel. Register for the course, complete a short quiz, and get your CPE certificate.Launch the course on EarmarkCPE to get free CPE/CE for listening to this episode.Download the app:Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/earmark-cpe/id1562599728Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.earmarkcpe.appQuestions? Need help? Email support@earmarkcpe.com.Connect With Billy :LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/declercqwb Website : https://declercq.law/
In this course, prepare to be astounded as we dive into the intriguing world of undue influence in the probate area. Join us as we unravel the case of the century involving Seward Johnson, the heir to the Johnson & Johnson fortune. Seward's life seemed like a seamless glide through prosperity—until the unexpected twist in his family's tale. Discover the captivating concept of undue influence, where a will or trust can be contested due to claims that the person who created it was unduly influenced by a cunning beneficiary. Picture this: a subsequent spouse, disinherited children, and a fortune hanging in the balance. The drama!More Reading: Barbara Piasecka Johnsonhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Piasecka_JohnsonAgreement Reached in Johnson Will Casehttps://apnews.com/article/13318f579a5dc920a6104271eca3d1d2HOW TO EARN FREE CPEIn less than 10 minutes, you can earn 1 hour of NASBA-approved accounting CPE after listening to this episode. Download our mobile app, sign up, and look for The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Accounting channel. Register for the course, complete a short quiz, and get your CPE certificate.Launch the course on EarmarkCPE to get free CPE/CE for listening to this episode.Download the app:Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/earmark-cpe/id1562599728Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.earmarkcpe.appQuestions? Need help? Email support@earmarkcpe.com.Connect With Billy :LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/declercqwb Website : https://declercq.law/
In this episode, Billy and his guests tackle a case from the 1920s. Despite happening nearly a century ago, the case contains crucial aspects of foreseeability, negligence, and liability, which is why it is explored in many U.S. law schools today. Listen and learn more about this curious case!The Case in Question: Palsgraf v. Long Island R. Co. - 248 N.Y. 339https://www.lexisnexis.com/community/casebrief/p/casebrief-palsgraf-v-long-island-r-coHOW TO EARN FREE CPEIn less than 10 minutes, you can earn 1 hour of NASBA-approved accounting CPE after listening to this episode. Download our mobile app, sign up, and look for The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Accounting channel. Register for the course, complete a short quiz, and get your CPE certificate.Launch the course on EarmarkCPE to get free CPE/CE for listening to this episode.Download the app:Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/earmark-cpe/id1562599728Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.earmarkcpe.appQuestions? Need help? Email support@earmarkcpe.com.Connect With Billy :LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/declercqwb Website : https://declercq.law/
Light Up a Ballgame

Light Up a Ballgame

2023-04-2756:17

In this episode, Billy discusses the Shlensky v Wrigley case, which centers around a shareholder's push to install lights at Wrigley Field for night games. Philip K. Wrigley, the director of the Chicago Cubs, opposed the installation. The case highlights the tension between prioritizing shareholder profits and deferring to the judgment of directors. The Case in Question: Shlensky v. Wrigley - 95 Ill. App. 2d 173, 237 N.E.2d 776 (1968)https://www.lexisnexis.com/community/casebrief/p/casebrief-shlensky-v-wrigleyHOW TO EARN FREE CPEIn less than 10 minutes, you can earn 1 hour of NASBA-approved accounting CPE after listening to this episode. Download our mobile app, sign up, and look for The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Accounting channel. Register for the course, complete a short quiz, and get your CPE certificate.Launch the course on EarmarkCPE to get free CPE/CE for listening to this episode.Download the app:Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/earmark-cpe/id1562599728Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.earmarkcpe.appQuestions? Need help? Email support@earmarkcpe.com.Connect With Billy :LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/declercqwb Website : https://declercq.law/
Deadly New York Cabs

Deadly New York Cabs

2023-04-1301:01:12

In this episode, Billy welcomes guests Curtis Retherford, Greenberry Lucas, and Lauren Michaels to discuss a case from 1966 where John Walkovszky was severely injured by a taxicab. The case was brought against the owner of the cab company, William Carleton, and other corporations in which the taxi cabs were registered. The discussion also includes the guests' personal experiences with being hit by cabs in New York City and the liability coverage required for cabs.The Case in Question:Walkovszky v. Carlton - 18 N.Y.2d 414, 276 N.Y.S.2d 585, 223 N.E.2d 6 (1966)https://www.lexisnexis.com/community/casebrief/p/casebrief-walkovszky-v-carltonHOW TO EARN FREE CPEIn less than 10 minutes, you can earn 1 hour of NASBA-approved accounting CPE after listening to this episode. Download our mobile app, sign up, and look for The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Accounting channel. Register for the course, complete a short quiz, and get your CPE certificate.Launch the course on EarmarkCPE to get free CPE/CE for listening to this episode.Download the app:Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/earmark-cpe/id1562599728Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.earmarkcpe.appQuestions? Need help? Email support@earmarkcpe.com.Connect With Billy:LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/declercqwb Website : https://declercq.law/
Play Ball - or Duck it?

Play Ball - or Duck it?

2023-03-3001:00:52

On this episode Billy and his guests discuss the case of Manning v. Grimsley. The case is about a spectator who was hit by a ball thrown by the pitcher during a baseball game, and it raises the question of whether the employer of the pitcher can be held liable for the harm caused by their employee. The discussion also touches on the faulty fence surrounding the field, and the assumption of risk that comes with attending a baseball game.The Case in Question: Manning v. Grimsley - 643 F.2d 20 (1st Cir. 1981)https://www.lexisnexis.com/community/casebrief/p/casebrief-manning-v-grimsleyHOW TO EARN FREE CPEIn less than 10 minutes, you can earn 1 hour of NASBA-approved accounting CPE after listening to this episode. Download our mobile app, sign up, and look for The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Accounting channel. Register for the course, complete a short quiz, and get your CPE certificate.Launch the course on EarmarkCPE to get free CPE/CE for listening to this episode.Download the app:Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/earmark-cpe/id1562599728Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.earmarkcpe.appQuestions? Need help? Email support@earmarkcpe.com.Connect With Billy :LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/declercqwb Website : https://declercq.law/
In this episode, Billy and his guests discuss a legal case called Hoover versus Sun Oil Co. They debate whether Sun Oil Co. should be liable for injuries caused at one of their service stations operated by Barone. This episode was recorded live in front of an audience.The Case in Question: Hoover v. Sun Oil Co. - 58 Del. 553, 212 A.2d 214 (1965)https://www.lexisnexis.com/community/casebrief/p/casebrief-hoover-v-sun-oil-coHOW TO EARN FREE CPEIn less than 10 minutes, you can earn 1 hour of NASBA-approved accounting CPE after listening to this episode. Download our mobile app, sign up, and look for The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Accounting channel. Register for the course, complete a short quiz, and get your CPE certificate.Launch the course on EarmarkCPE to get free CPE/CE for listening to this episode.Download the app:Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/earmark-cpe/id1562599728Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.earmarkcpe.appQuestions? Need help? Email support@earmarkcpe.com.Connect With Billy :LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/declercqwb Website : https://declercq.law/
The Problem With Painters

The Problem With Painters

2023-03-0201:00:49

On this episode, Billy and his guest go over the case of Mill Street Church of Christ v Hogan. Hear all about workers comp and what constitutes someone an employee for a company. HOW TO EARN FREE CPEIn less than 10 minutes, you can earn 1 hour of NASBA-approved accounting CPE after listening to this episode. Download our mobile app, sign up, and look for The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Accounting channel. Register for the course, complete a short quiz, and get your CPE certificate.Launch the course on EarmarkCPE to get free CPE/CE for listening to this episode.Download the app:Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/earmark-cpe/id1562599728Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.earmarkcpe.appQuestions? Need help? Email support@earmarkcpe.com.Connect With Billy :LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/declercqwb Website : https://declercq.law/
Coach Wreck

Coach Wreck

2023-02-1658:33

In this inaugural episode of Laying Down the Law: Accountant Edition, Billy and his guests, Blake Oliver, Curtis Retherford, and Lauren Michaels, discuss the case of Gorton v Doty. What happens when you loan your car to someone? If they cause an accident, are you liable? Keep listening to find out how it went down in this case.HOW TO EARN FREE CPEIn less than 10 minutes, you can earn 1 hour of NASBA-approved accounting CPE after listening to this episode. Download our mobile app, sign up, and look for The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Accounting channel. Register for the course, complete a short quiz, and get your CPE certificate.Launch the course on EarmarkCPE to get free CPE/CE for listening to this episode.Download the app:Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/earmark-cpe/id1562599728Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.earmarkcpe.appQuestions? Need help? Email support@earmarkcpe.com.Connect With Billy :LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/declercqwb Website : https://declercq.law/
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Thanks For Subscribing

2023-02-1300:12

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