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Business litigation may concern severance for ousted executives

Many smaller corporate entities in Oregon have problems similar to the controversy over the severance package to be given to the former CEO of CBS, Les Moonves. CBS has been embroiled in a controversy about sexual harassment at the company and concerning the participation of Moonves in such activities. The intent of the company to give Moonves a $100 million-plus severance package has ignited criticism and led to business litigation by shareholders against CBS.

Business litigation cases seek solutions to private email abuses

The ramifications of private email use by public officials regarding governmental matters is a phenomenon that is generating litigation throughout the country, with the possibility for the same here in Oregon. Aside from the familiar political issues of improper email usage made by political parties against each other, consumer and public interest groups assert violations of access to public records laws caused by private email archiving. Consequently, a national web of business litigation cases may be an emerging trend.

Business litigation can overtax an unprepared small company

In Oregon and anywhere else the concern of a small business when it becomes embroiled in a court case with another company goes beyond just the dollars and cents pertaining to the disputed claim. The small business owner must also worry that the company does not get off of its focus and its mission by the distraction of an emotional adversary battle. That kind of obsession can build up in business litigation when the case involves multiple depositions of key executives and extensive e-discovery that is technical enough to get anyone out of focus.

Court dismisses business litigation for insufficient allegations

Shareholder disputes are a mainstay of corporate conflicts that can lead to litigation in Oregon and elsewhere. The board of directors of a corporation has a fiduciary duty to be transparent with the shareholders and to generally keep them accurately informed about the important transactions of the corporation. When one or more shareholders believe that the corporation has not kept them informed or has provided them with inaccurate information, they may bring business litigation to have the courts correct the breaches that have allegedly occurred and/or compensate for them.

High tech business litigation settles for $400 million

High tech companies located in Oregon and other states appear to be occupied with a constant flow of patent and intellectual property litigation. One case that has lingered for years is a business litigation matter in which networking giant Cisco sued newcomer and hated competitor Arista Networks for allegedly stealing Cisco's vital intellectual property assets. Cisco alleges that Arista, which has been quite profitable and successful, made its mark on the back of Cisco's proprietary technology.

Founder of Papa John's sues board in business litigation filing

Litigation between businesses is a daily undertaking for many Oregon business law attorneys. Disputes involving shareholders, former officers and directors of a company are also common. They sometimes turn into business litigation when the disputes cannot be resolved by negotiations.

Construction contract disputes are common in business litigation

Claims of breach of contract between parties to construction agreements are a common source of litigation in the Oregon state and federal courts. One of the most basic business litigation claims is that a company hired to do construction work did not perform acceptably under the terms of the agreement, thereby committing a breach of the contract. For example, in another state an individual in the body shop and collision repair business contracted with a local contractor to construct an auto body shop.

Business litigation filed by condo association against contractor

Oregon, like all other states, resolves a large volume of breach of contract actions in its court system each year. These disputes cover many different circumstances that arise between business entities or agencies, or between individuals and such entities. One common type of business litigation dispute concerns the alleged breach of contract between parties to a construction contract.

Business litigation dispute is settled during arbitration

Disputes between partners or owners of a small business arise often in Oregon and elsewhere. Business litigation of this nature involves attempting to resolve the various claims that the longtime associates have against each other at a time when the relationship is winding down or already defunct. For example, two of the four founding members of Irgens Partners, LLC., sued the company that they had departed several years ago. 

Business litigation over alleged defective software occurs often

Litigation over software and digital programs is voluminous in Oregon and nationwide. There is nothing more frustrating than to get a new program for a business network and find that it just doesn't work like it was supposed to work. If this is the main system that runs the whole dispatch for emergency fire department calls, the damage can be catastrophic, and time will be of the essence in resolving the conflict. The primary legal theory in business litigation of this kind is usually breach of contract.  

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