Someone slips and falls at your retail establishment, and your business liability insurance denies your claim. Do you have any other options for recourse?
Can a Partner Withdraw From a Business Without Dissolving the Business?
A partnership may spring into existence with great hope and expectations, but after a while, disagreements over management and financial issues can often pit one partner against another, or even create factions if there are multiple partners involved.
Are Client Lists Considered Trade Secrets in California?
Unlike trademarks, copyrights, and patents, trade secrets are not registered with any governmental agency. By their very nature, they are intended to be a secret and simultaneously guarded against theft, discovery, and use by competing individuals or business enterprises.
When You Don't Agree With the Executor of an Estate
According to a recent survey by EstateExec, approximately 19% of participants claimed that there was perceived executor misconduct during the estate settlement process. Settling the final affairs of a deceased loved one can involve many complexities and challenges.
Differences Between Trademark Infringement and Trademark Dilution
Trademarks — which are the use of words, symbols, logos, or phrases to identify a particular manufacturer or seller’s product — were solely the province of the states until 1870, when the U.S. Congress passed a nationwide trademark law.
What are the Elements of a Breach of Contract Claim?
If you have a contract in California with Company A to supply widgets to your Company B every Wednesday, but they don’t show up until Friday one week, is that a breach of contract?
Following California’s Dynamex Decision and Enactment of AB5
California’s enactment of AB5, the law that reshaped independent contractor status in the state, went into effect on January 1, 2020. While the law remains in its infancy stages, so to speak, employers statewide need to review the effects that this redefinition will have on their business operations.
Understanding the Civil Appeals Process
Picture this: you or your business has just been on the “losing” side of a civil trial. Generally, this means that the final decision went the opposite way of what you wanted — whether that involved not winning your case against another person or entity, or losing a case brought against you or your business.
How to Determine If Your Business has Protectable Trade Secrets
Nearly 1,400 new trade secret cases were filed each year in federal courts across the United States from 2017 to 2019. As a business, your trade secrets give you an economic value over your competitors. Trade secrets can range from methods and techniques to patterns, devices, processes, and programs.
How California's Anti-SLAPP Statute Can Impact Your Lawsuit
In 2019, at least 435 anti-SLAPP motions were filed in California's trial courts by litigants. Strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPPs) are often used to intimidate, censor, and silence critics through expensive, baseless legal proceedings.