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When negotiating in good faith doesn't work, you need skilled litigators

Most business owners, when they realize they have a dispute with another company, don't immediately say to themselves, "We need to take this to court; we need to litigate." For one thing, litigation can be a costly and time-consuming distraction from running a business. In many cases, with the right proactive legal planning, business owners can avoid the expense of going to court.

Judge says shareholder lawsuit against Zynga can move forward

Accurate business valuation, detailed shareholder agreements and ensuring that fiduciary duties are met can go a long way in protecting a business from shareholder disputes. In many cases, when a dispute does arise, the matter can be resolved outside of court, perhaps through mediation or arbitration. In other cases, conflicts rise to the level of litigation, and to reach a cost-efficient solution, both sides of the dispute will need experienced legal counsel.

Experienced legal counsel can help you avoid liabilities in the health care industry

Few industries are as heavily regulated as the health care industry, and doctors, hospitals, practice groups, management companies, and other health care entities have to address potential liabilities on a daily basis. To avoid legal disputes, it is important that health care professionals have legal counsel with experience in health care law.

Viacom settles minimum-wage lawsuit; interns to receive up to $7.2 million

Employment-related lawsuits in the United States have been on the rise in recent years, with disputes ranging from whistleblower claims to wage and hour disputes. As we discussed in a recent post, "Pros and cons of the 1099 economy," misclassification of employees is often the basis of legal claims that, in some cases, have resulted in companies changing their business models.

Pros and cons of the '1099 economy'

If you've been keeping up with business news, then you're probably aware of the rise of on-demand companies that provide anything from in-home massages to grocery delivery. Some people have called the phenomenon the "1099 economy" because most of these services are provided by independent contractors -- not company employees -- and a company fills out a 1099 MISC form when it hires a contractor.

When a skilled litigation department comes in handy

Most business owners, when they realize they have a dispute with another company, don't immediately say to themselves, "We need to take this to court; we need to litigate." For one thing, litigation can be a costly and time-consuming distraction from running a business. In many cases, with the right proactive legal planning, business owners can avoid the expense of going to court.

California food manufacturer sued for allegedly infringing on Barefoot Contessa brand

Why does a company have trademarks and branding? To build consumer confidence and prevent the company's products from being confused with other companies' products. These are the basic purposes of trademarks and servicemarks, the registration of which we discussed in a recent post.

What are the rules for paid vacation time in California?

California law does not require that employees be given paid or unpaid vacation time, though many employers choose to offer these benefits in order to attract and retain employees and remain competitive in the labor market. While providing vacation time is not mandatory, if an employer chooses to offer paid vacation, then state employment law requires the employer to abide by certain rules regarding how the employee is paid for time off.

Retail stores pay out millions to settle ZIP code lawsuits

In highly competitive markets, businesses have to diversify their marketing strategies, and to do that successfully you have to know your customers. These days many companies collect information about their customers, analyze the data, and develop an appropriate marketing strategy.

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