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When you buy a company you acquire all its assets and liabilities If the vendor wishes to retain some assets they need to buy them from the company; before, at the time of, or after the sale. The value of a company is its assets less its liabilities plus the present value of its future cash flows all adjusted for risk. If the company owns a fleet of motor ...


If you own a company, and want to sell it but keep certain assets, you put that into the sales contract. Obviously the more assets you want to keep, the less money you will get for the rest.


A threat to start a competing business is not extortion. Federal law prohibts extortion generally as part of the Hobbs Act (18 USC 1951): The term “extortion” means the obtaining of property from another, with his consent, induced by wrongful use of actual or threatened force, violence, or fear, or under color of official right. In the case you've ...


I have not the slightest clue about this area of the law, so don't take this as an actual answer, rather as some sort of suggestion that doesn't fit into a comment: As far as I can see, ISO 12100-1:2003 and ISO 12100-2:2003 (which you ask about) were revised and summarised in the new ISO 12100:2010 (Safety of machinery — General principles for design — Risk ...

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