business torts/litigation Archives

Discussing legal issues with business partners

Business litigation rears its head for many reasons, as we have discussed in many of the examples provided on this blog. From lawsuits over intellectual property to contract disputes, companies are taken to court for a plethora of reasons. Sometimes, a business is able to secure a favorable outcome in court, while others may not be so lucky. There are many different factors that contribute to the outcome of a case, including details which may seem somewhat insignificant at first. However, being on the same page with your business partners can be tremendously helpful when these matters arise.

Sexual harassment suits and a business' reputation

We have covered many of the different reasons why businesses are taken to court, but in this post we will focus on a major problem that has created many hardships for companies across the country--sexual harassment. Sexual harassment cases surface for various reasons, whether there is a problem that is rampant throughout a company or a group of workers or single employee have hard feelings and falsely claim that they were subjected to sexual harassment. As a business owner, you should do all you can to eliminate sexual harassment in the workplace. When a lawsuit arises, it is crucial to carefully go over all the details.

Protecting the reputation of your business

Many challenges may arise and create additional stress for those who own a business, such as disputes involving staff members or unique hurdles spread throughout an entire industry. However, litigation is especially difficult for many companies to navigate and it is important for you to take steps to protect the reputation of your business during this time. Whether you run a family-owned business or a major corporation, your business' reputation may be on the line if you are facing litigation and a negative outcome in the courtroom could spell disaster in the months and years ahead.

Addressing hazards in the workplace

Business owners often face a long list of challenges every single week, and we have discussed many of them on this blog. In fact, litigation alone can be nerve-wracking and lead to significant repercussions for any business, regardless of its size. Business lawsuits may be filed for a wide variety of reasons, but some are the result of a workplace mishap that resulted in serious injuries or claimed the lives of workers. Depending on the industry, preventing work-related accidents can be very difficult, and sometimes impossible. However, employers who are responsible for suffering due to their negligence may face significant consequences in court.

When legal action arises over sexual harassment

Being a business owner can be tough for many reasons, some of which have been covered extensively on this blog. However, a business owner may face many different types of problems, from allegations of discrimination to sexual harassment. When sexual harassment allegations surface, it is vital to approach the situation with care. Sometimes, these accusations are baseless, while others involve the serious victimization of an employee. In some instances, a sexual harassment case may be settled outside of the courtroom, while others may involve legal action. In New York City, and across the state, business owners should make sure they address these allegations properly and strive to prevent harassment.

Job-related traffic crashes and employer liability

Motor vehicle collisions occur in all sorts of ways and the details surrounding one crash may vary considerably in comparison to another wreck. For example, one accident may only involve one vehicle, the result of a drunk driver's inability to stay on the road. Or, another may involve multiple vehicles after icy roads caused cars to collide. In some instances, drivers and vehicle occupants are involved in a crash while they are performing their job duties, which can be particularly concerning for employers, depending on the details surrounding the wreck.

What are some examples of unfair competition?

In business, disagreements and litigation can arise for many different reasons, which often leads to additional challenges. From employee claims of discrimination and harassment to contract disputes, business owners face a myriad of problems. However, unfair competition can be particularly difficult for a company to deal with. Whether you have been falsely accused of unfair competition or have experienced financial losses because of another business' behavior, it is vital to know your rights and do what you can to protect your interests.

The financial ramifications of business lawsuits

As a business owner, it's likely that you come face to face with a wide variety of challenges in any given week. Whether you have disagreements with staff members or are unsure about a recent decision, managing business matters can be incredibly stressful. Unfortunately, lawsuits can significantly increase stress levels for business owners and Codispoti & Associates knows how financially devastating litigation can be. If you fear that a lawsuit is around the corner or already have a court date, you should take a close look at your various options and make sure you approach the case with care.

Reviewing examples of business tort cases

Business tort cases take many forms and the outcome can have a significant impact on the future of a business. At Codispoti & Associates, P.C., we know all too well how challenging these cases can be for business owners in New York City, and across the whole state of New York. If you have found yourself in this position, it is crucial to carefully and immediately go over your options and plot the most sensible direction forward. However, even if you are not dealing with litigation currently, it could be beneficial to go over some of the different examples of business tort cases.

Self-driving cars raise products liability concerns

While some speculate that widespread use of self-driving vehicles could “annihilate[e]” auto insurance policies for consumers, as recently reported by the New York Daily News, others are predicting that product liability coverage will increase insurance premiums for manufacturers of automated vehicles and fleet operators. Other types of coverage related to that increase could arise from risks related to public infrastructure and digital or cyber security. Self-driving cars raise product liability concerns because as computers replace humans in controlling the operation of the vehicle, automakers take on liability for their products when accidents occur during that operation.

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  • National Italian American Bar Association Representing The Italian American Legal Community
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