If it Walks and Talks Like a Duck…
Multi-level marketing (MLM) or network marketing is a reportedly $100 billion retailing industry. Well-known MLM companies include Amway, Herbalife, Mary Kay, and Tupperware. Although seemingly acceptable to government regulators and most marketers, the typical–if not universal–recruiting approach of major MLM companies is ethically problematic. Specifically, prospective MLM sales associates are mislead into believing that they will be participating in a likely lucrative venture rather than in a buying club for consumer products.
Maritime Law for Landlocked States: Carrier Liability for Loss or Damage in the International Shipment of Goods
The legal environment governing the risk of loss or damage to goods in the hands of common carriers is a function of the interplay between the terms of contracts of carriage, the statutes that govern those contracts, and judicial interpretations of both the contracts and the statutes. In general, carriers – the persons or entities that actually move, or take responsibility for the movement of goods – are held to minimum standards of care, and their ability to limit their liability to the owner of goods is, itself, limited. One of the most important federal statutes contributing to this legal environment is the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act (COGSA).
New Mexico is in recession but just barely. Employment (household survey) was up 0.6 percent, but jobs fell .8 percent (establishment survey), and unemployment was up statewide by 1.4 percent, to 4.5 percent. Las Cruces, however, is not in recession. Employment was up 1.6 percent and jobs grew by 1.0 percent. Continued growth in Las Cruces can be attributed to increased spending at WSMR and Fort Bliss.