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How Do You Prove Unfair Competition in California?

By Andrew Ritholz |

Most states have enacted unfair competition and/or deceptive trade practices statutes. California’s unfair competition law (UCL) dates back to 1872 and has since been updated and broadened. Today, the UCL prohibits a business from engaging in unfair, unlawful, or fraudulent business practices. The UCL also bans misleading, false, or deceptive advertising. Finally, the UCL… Read More »

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How Does a Plaintiff Prove Negligent Misrepresentation?

By Andrew Ritholz |

When one party’s actions cause another party to suffer financial losses, the financially injured party has the right to file a civil lawsuit, asking the court to order the defendant to reimburse the injured party for those losses. Fraud is one of the reasons that you can sue someone for damages, but while it… Read More »

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Can You Get Punitive Damages for Breach of Fiduciary Duty in California?

By Andrew Ritholz |

Business relationships can go sour for a variety of reasons, and sometimes it is no one’s fault; the business projects that become profitable and remain that way are the exception to the rule. When one party intentionally causes financial harm to the other in a business relationship, the party that has suffered financial losses… Read More »

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How to Handle an ADA Lawsuit

By Andrew Ritholz |

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that protects disabled workers and customers by requiring businesses to comply with certain minimum standards of accessibility. ADA requirements can range from requiring wheelchair ramps and elevators to hyper-specific requirements concerning how far from the toilet the toilet paper roll can be attached in… Read More »

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Why Fine Print Matters in Commercial Contracts

By Andrew Ritholz |

When entering into a commercial contract, it can be tempting to simply jump to the meat of the agreement: How much am I paying (or getting paid), and what exactly am I paying for (or being paid to do). Every contract includes many additional provisions, however, that govern the legal relationship between the parties… Read More »

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Will an Upcoming SCOTUS Ruling Change the Way Business Is Done on the Internet?

By Andrew Ritholz |

Do you run a business online? The internet is a convenient place to distribute your goods and services, building a healthy customer base for business. Depending on what state you live in, you may not need to calculate taxes on some of those online orders. However, a case being examined by the Supreme Court… Read More »

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How to Have a Good Relationship with Your Business Partner

By Andrew Ritholz |

One key aspect of entrepreneurship involves creating and maintaining business partnerships and relationships. Every individual has their own strengths and skills that they can uniquely bring to the table of a business. This is why having a good and secure relationship with your business partners is crucial to having a successful business. Just like… Read More »

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Why Do Employees Sue Their Employers?

By Andrew Ritholz |

It takes hard work to establish a successful business. You have to set up a viable business model, manage connections to suppliers, and deliver a product to your customer base. You must do this in order to turn a profit. However, there are many obstacles on the road to getting your business to profitability…. Read More »

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Gabrielle Union’s Breach of Contract Lawsuit Against BET

By Andrew Ritholz |

The future of BET’s top-rated show Being Mary Jane is unclear as its star Gabrielle Union has filed a $3 million breach of contract action against the network and the production company responsible for producing the show. Union, who also has a thriving film career in addition to her work on Being Mary Jane,… Read More »

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Tips For Mitigating Risks From a Business Litigation Attorney

By Andrew Ritholz |

Running a business is no easy task. From contract disputes to employment issues, businesses face the risk of lawsuits every day. No matter how diligent you are in your affairs, litigation is often an inevitable reality of today’s corporate climate. Hiring an experienced business litigation attorney to handle your legal issues when they arise… Read More »

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