When companies partner to engage in business, disputes may arise between all partnering entities. When conflict happens, one of the main points of concern is who has the power to make the final decisions.
Negative statements about people or businesses appear regularly on social media platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. If you believe you or your business have been "defamed" online or via social media, you may be able to file a claim against that person.
Many businesses in the United States are feeling the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Fortunately, your business interruption insurance may help replace the lost income and pay for additional expenses if the business operations were interrupted by the pandemic.
Contract disputes can be heated and divisive and often do irreparable damage to existing business relationships. They are generally multifaceted affairs involving an overabundance of documentation and correspondence. Having a knowledgable business litigation attorney is essential when a dispute escalates to the courtroom.
In California, all employment – with notable exceptions – is considered at-will. This means that either employer or employee can terminate the employment arrangement at any time for any or no reason at all. In other words, an employer can terminate an employee without cause or warning.
Although most online reviews are protected under the First Amendment (freedom of speech), a reviewer may be found guilty of defaming a business, by the court, for posting factually incorrect accusations about their products or services.
Trade libel is a form of defamation, slander, or falsehood in which one party attempts to damage the reputation or quality of another party’s name, services, or products. Legally speaking, when a party makes a false claim against a company, the company may, in turn, sue that party for trade libel.
Companies either intentionally try to defraud other companies or customers, or they commit mistakes that appear to look fraudulent. In either case, a company needs to consider securing legal representation when accused of fraud.