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Online reviews play a vital role in the growth and revenue of any business. While a good review can help boost your brand reputation, a negative review can also cause significant harm to your business. If you or your business has sustained reputational damage due to a bad review, you may be eligible to take legal action against the reviewer ...

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Warranty Paper on Clipboard next to Glasses

Imagine that you own a business selling consumer products, and suddenly you’re faced with a slew of lawsuits over one particular product. The consumers are alleging a breach of warranty. You review the warranty and decide either they didn’t read it correctly or they caused the problem that they are now seeking compensation for. What do you do?

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Hand Holding Pen Signing Paper

We’ve all heard the saying “the best-laid plans of mice and men,” and that certainly applies when it comes to business agreements and contracts. Partners may start out thinking they have a mutually beneficial pact with clear-cut goals and responsibilities, only to find later that their “meeting of the minds” wasn’t as clear-cut as they thought.

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Businesses with more than one owner can face serious problems if one owner needs to leave the operation for whatever reason — unless there is a binding buy-sell agreement between the partners.

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Confidential folders

The formula for Coca-Cola is reportedly locked in a vault in the company’s headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Now, that makes it a trade secret, right? Actually, trade secrets can be less zealously guarded than the Coke recipe but still qualify as protected assets.

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3 people sitting at a desk having a meeting

Contract disputes are often heated and fiercely contested. Apart from the time, money, and stress they can cost your business, contract disputes can cause irreversible damage to existing business relationships and partnerships. If you are involved in a contract dispute with another party or business, it is important to consult with an attorney for proper guidance.

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If a director of a corporation in California faces a lawsuit for a decision he or she made that may have backfired or resulted in a financial loss, what liability does that person face? In the Golden State, the business judgment rule protects directors by establishing standards that they must follow.

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Business competition can be disruptive and sometimes even ferocious in nature. So what happens when an outside party interferes with an existing business relationship and causes economic or other losses? Through either willful or negligent actions, wrongfully harming the ongoing operation of a business enterprise can have serious legal consequences.

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