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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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As a business or homeowner, you take great pride in your property. When you notice a defect in the way your home or office was built — or worked on after being completed — you want the responsible party held accountable.

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You’ve devoted your life and resources — human, economic, and otherwise — to building up a business, only to have it challenged and undercut by another entity engaging in unfair business practices. Whether it is misappropriation, theft of trade secrets, false advertising, or the other party’s tortious interference, you have the law on your side and you need to take ...

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According to the Community Association Institute, about 25 – 27 percent of the U.S. population reside in private communities governed by condominium, cooperative, and housing associations. Homeowners' Associations (HOA) are established in many communities across the country, but unfortunately, homeowners sometimes run into a unique set of issues with their HOA.

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Construction litigation occurs when a construction company and a client involved in a project cannot resolve a dispute. Unfortunately, these types of cases are common and often involve a breach of contract, fraud, recklessness, negligence, or failure to deliver agreed-upon services or products.

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Trademark infringement in California is the unauthorized use of a trademark to sell products/services or to promote a company. Infringement causes deception or confusion about the source of the services or the goods that a company provides.

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Trade secrets, patents, and copyrights are part of a family of law referred to as intellectual property. However, there are some differences between them, depending on the work you are trying to protect.

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If you believe that your trade secret was stolen or used without permission, you may have unanswered questions. Attorney William B. Hanley, an experienced business litigation attorney, wants to enlighten you about trade secret litigation and answer all your numerous questions.

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The penalties for a securities fraud conviction can include jail time, fines, loss of professional license, and a tarnished reputation. Individuals who are charged and convicted of securities fraud rarely recover.

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