Posts tagged "Business Torts/Litigation"

What is price fixing, and why is it illegal?

The federal government has enacted antitrust laws in order to protect consumers in New York and across the country. You may be wondering how these laws affect your retail company, particularly in regard to price fixing. Here is what the Federal Trade Commission has to say about this illegal behavior.

Lawsuits over wage and hour violations

We have written about some of the reasons why staff members take their employers to court, whether they believe that they have been illegally discriminated against or subjected to sexual harassment. Some employee lawsuits have nothing to do with discrimination or harassment, however, such as a lawsuit that is centered around wage and hour violations. These lawsuits may only involve an individual staff member or a group of employees may be taking legal action jointly. Either way, it is pivotal to take a close look at the case in order to devise a strategy for how you are going to handle this potentially challenging situation.

Handling rumors of litigation

We have covered so many different reasons behind business lawsuits, but some owners may face challenges related to litigation before a suit has even been filed. If you have reason to believe that your company may be taken to court in the near future, it is crucial to start preparing at once. By taking the time to prepare for litigation, you may be able to reduce the chances of an unfavorable outcome. In fact, paying careful attention to the issue at hand may even result in the dismissal of legal action altogether.

Business litigation and the holidays

Being taken to court as a business owner can be challenging for many reasons, and we have written about this extensively on our blog. However, it can be particularly hard for business owners under certain circumstances, such as personal health issues or marital problems. Moreover, certain times of year can make litigation particularly challenging, such as the holiday season. With Halloween coming up and a handful of holidays thereafter, it may be particularly important to focus on how you will handle litigation during the holiday season if you suspect that you will find yourself in the courtroom.

Handling business litigation as a parent

Any business owner may have a tough time when their company is taken to court, but this can be an especially unnerving experience for some, such as those who have kids. If your business is being sued for any reason, from product liability to issues involving your staff members, we completely understand how overwhelmed you may feel. Moreover, as a parent, you may be going through other challenges at this time (such as adjusting to a school schedule). However, you should not feel alone, as there are many other parents in New York who are facing similar challenges.

Litigation over business fraud

We have gone over some of the different reasons why business owners are taken to court or decide to file suit against a competitor over allegations of wrongdoing. In this post, we will look into some of the considerations related to accusations of business fraud. Whether your company is being taken to court over this offense or you are thinking about filing a lawsuit against another company because they have defrauded you, it is vital to know which option is best for you. Not only is your company's reputation possibly on the line, but the financial implications of legal action could be significant.

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.

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