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Business Lawsuits – Types and What to Know

Business litigation refers to the legal process through which a business or organization pursues or defends against a legal claim. This can include disputes between businesses, businesses and individuals, and disputes between individuals and organizations. There are a wide variety of types of business litigation, including contract disputes, employment disputes, intellectual property disputes, and consumer…
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Corporate Management

Corporate governance and management in California is governed by a complex set of rules and regulations that aim to ensure that companies are run in a fair and transparent manner. The state of California is home to a number of large corporations, including many in the tech and entertainment industries, and these companies must abide…
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Civil TRIALS – What To Expect

The process of a civil trial can vary depending on the jurisdiction and the specific case, but there are some general steps that typically occur. Steps/Procedure Leading Up to Trial Filing of the Complaint: The first step in a civil trial is for the plaintiff, the party bringing the lawsuit, to file a complaint with…
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How to Avoid Business Litigation

Businesses can avoid litigation by taking proactive measures to ensure compliance with laws and regulations, as well as by implementing policies and procedures to address potential issues before they escalate. Stay Vigilant  One important step is to stay informed about laws and regulations that apply to the business, and to ensure that all employees are…
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Arbitration – Pro’s & Con’s

Arbitration is an alternative to court proceedings for legal disputes between parties. The parties to a contract agree to arbitration beforehand in the event of a dispute and select a private arbitrator or arbitration provider to resolve a dispute if one arises. Many are familiar with court litigation. The process can be lengthy, time-consuming and…
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INTERNET & ECOMMERCE – What to Look out for

Every business that sells a product or service on the Internet must take a proactive approach to operate within established legal guidelines in the world of electronic commerce. There are an array of factors, agreements, and issues to consider when selling online. Substantive concerns include Internet website agreements, consumer privacy and data security, and Internet…
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What are you Buying? Stock Purchase v. Asset Purchase Agreements

Clients frequently get confused about the difference between a stock and an asset purchase agreement. It is important to consult with an experienced corporate attorney who can explain the difference between the two and who can advise the best fit for your company’s needs. Let’s look at the distinctions. There is a significant difference between…
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Deposition testimony is given under oath and used to obtain facts and information in the “discovery” stage of a litigation dispute. Depositions are routine in the civil and business litigation context. Depositions can be of the parties to the lawsuit, third-party witnesses, or experts rendering an opinion on the case. Although informal and usually held…
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Copyrights & Trademarks

With rapid advances in technology comes the need to protect, secure and police intellectual property rights, the currency in the digital marketplace. From artists to businesses, musicians to public figures, intellectual property rights create and protect brand identity and trade, safeguard new products and concepts and provide a source of income. Whether these works are…
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Shareholder Disputes

A dispute between the Company and a shareholder can cause significant tension and unrest. These types of disputes can take many forms related to company management, operations and dealings among shareholders and the company. These disputes include: • Shareholder actions against executive management; • Breach of fiduciary duty; • Minority shareholder rights; • Executive compensation…
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