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Avoiding business litigation and protecting intellectual property

One of the most important steps for an Oregon business is to protect its intellectual property through strong trademarks. Having trademarks in place gives a business legal grounds to pursue recourse in the event of any type of copyright infringement. Infringement is a particularly serious issue for companies involved with industrial design, significantly increasing the chance of business litigation. 

SEC rules in favor of company in shareholder business litigation

Shareholders are an important part of many big corporations in Oregon and elsewhere. These individuals often have input into certain decisions regarding company actions, and meetings allow for issues to be presented and for votes to take place on applicable subjects. Of course, there are also instances in which shareholders may take issue with company actions or lack of action, and disputes could lead to business litigation.

Mediation helps companies avoid protracted business litigation

Mediation can play a valuable role as an alternative to bitter and protracted business litigation in Oregon and elsewhere. Mediation is less formal than arbitration and does not include an attempt to litigate the issues between the parties. Instead, mediation is a search for common elements of agreement that the parties can use to bring about a potential peaceful resolution of their differences instead of quickly resorting to business litigation. A business will want to include in-house counsel or outside business law attorneys in the process so that all rights are protected and a business solution is formalized without detriment to either party's legal position.

Business litigation portends big recovery for Vungle's co-founder

Disputes between top executives and their former companies often occur in Oregon and elsewhere. Sometimes, an individual who was instrumental in founding and creating a company is deactivated by the board of directors for improper or inadequate performance issues. This can lead to bitter business litigation regarding the right of the board to take such action against a key corporate executive.

Business litigation regarding contract breach is resolved

Disputes between a company and a former founder are not uncommon in Oregon and other states. Founders and creators of a company do not always stay compatible with the other leaders of the company as it grows and moves forward. A recent case in another state is an example how such events can occur and be resolved after the initiation of business litigation.

Band members' royalty dispute enters into business litigation

Oregon has its share of intellectual property disputes that arise in a wide variety of factual circumstances. One common area of business litigation involves disputes over royalty payments to artists, inventors and other claimants. These disputes often involve an entertainment setting where musicians, actors or writers claim that they are not getting paid their due royalties from a contractual relationship. Such claims are generally framed in terms of a breach of contract allegedly committed by the defending party.

Bait-and-switch claims lead to business litigation

Customer satisfaction is often a top priority for Oregon business owners. Without being in their customers' good graces, many companies may not hope to succeed. However, even successful companies can land in hot water when their customers believe that they have been duped. In fact, those customers could file lawsuits, but business litigation could get underway.

Business litigation: One way to handle internal company problems

Have you found yourself at odds with a business partner or an employee? Business owners in Oregon may find that resolving internal company problems is not always easy. If not handled the right way, it could affect the bottom line of your business, your other employees and your personal financial situation. When dealing with problems within your company you may find that alternative dispute resolution methods or business litigation are necessary to settle the conflict.

Business litigation may concern rescission of a company purchase

An interesting legal issue was recently litigated in another state but the outcome will be likely be influential in the Oregon courts as well. The legal issue in the business litigation case is when can a company cancel an acquisition of another company when the other party's business sharply declines after entering the contract. The court was given the task of deciding whether the business of the firm had suffered a "material adverse change" after the deal was finalized.

Business litigation claims bank's mishandling of customer account

Scams against funds held and processed by banking institutions are increasing, including  in Oregon. In one such incident, a computer services company recently filed a multi-count business litigation lawsuit against a savings bank that is alleged to have failed in its duty to protect the company's cash deposits in the bank. It is alleged that the bank received an email from a purported employee of Precision Computer Services directing the bank to send $67,560 to a bank in another country.

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