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March 2018 Archives

Shareholder suit is latest business litigation against Facebook

Corporate litigation in Oregon often is filed by shareholders who have a complaint against the company. They may object to how the business is being run or to some major development that they believe indicates poor judgment or abject negligence by the board and the officers of the corporation. When that occurs, both the attorneys for the company and those for the dissenting shareholder(s) will have an intensely strategic job ahead in maneuvering through the business litigation loops that will inevitably be faced.

Business formation considerations loom for new startups

Oregon business law attorneys get the opportunity to work with many startup businesses, which gives them an insight on some of the mistakes that startups may encounter. Of course, the attorney will be primarily concerned with assuring that the legalities of business formation are established and running without a flaw. Business law attorneys are also useful for steering the startup in the right direction and sharing a wealth of knowledge with the new company.

Business litigation over data breach reinstated by 9th Circuit

Data breach cases involving retail companies are becoming common in Oregon and other states. Usually, these business litigation claims are class actions filed to obtain redress for thousands if not millions of consumers. The claims usually center around the theft of the victims' personal information, including addresses, passwords and credit or debit card details, stored on a company's online servers.

Business litigation may include claims of fiduciary violations

In Oregon and elsewhere, claims of fiduciary duty violations are common litigation issues in the field of commercial and business law. These are sometimes brought by consumers against companies for alleged breach of fiduciary duties in providing insurance or investment services. Sometimes, such business litigation actions are brought as class actions on behalf of a group of consumers.

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