When the pandemic and government shelter-at-home orders took effect in March 2020, many businesses in California and across the nation were forced to shut down as a precautionary measure to help check the spread of the virus.
As the owner of a business, you want to protect yourself from unfair competition, including employees who leave to go work for a competitor, especially if those departing employees take with them proprietary information that could be used against you to gain an advantage.
Operating a business with a partner or partners can present a unique set of challenges. Often, partners don’t agree on the direction of the company, or one partner may try to exert too much influence and control. When things get tough, one partner may seek a quick exit and demand to be bought out.
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 ...
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?
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.
In the course of running a business, certain issues often arise. Agreements that determine how disputes between shareholders will be settled must be properly drafted to protect shareholders and prepare for potential contingencies.
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.