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Texas-based realtor engaged in two-year business litigation

The free marketplace exists to allow companies to thrive. Many Houston businesses benefit from the ability to grow and expand as they see fit. However, there are some regulations that determine how businesses will run and interact with each other. For example, two companies in the same area often compete for customers, and a misstep can quickly result in a lawsuit claiming unfair competition. It is important to be able to substantiate such claims and avoid wasting time in court.

Texas magazine claims contract interference

Pursuing a new job can be an exciting time as you negotiate salaries and review new perks. However, it is important for people in Houston to understand how contractual obligations may restrict their ability to leave or work for another company. If you have signed something dictating your ability to go elsewhere, you could be found in breach of contract. In other cases, it is possible that a company recruiting you could be sued, as one recent case illustrates.

Survey: More Texas businesses involved in costly litigation

There are many things for which a company should allocate a budget line, such as property expenses, salaries and insurance. For many businesses in Houston, setting aside money for business litigation is also imperative. A lawsuit over business disputes can be costly. Additionally, having the right kind of legal help can help a company protect its assets, including intellectual property. According to recent reports, the price tag of such cases is only getting bigger.

Lawsuit: Texas worker gave confidential information to competitor

A company puts a number of measures in place in order to protect its assets. Insurance policies and an employee handbook, for example, are recommended for many Houston businesses. Unfortunately, despite best efforts, some organizations still fall victim to cases involving the theft of trade secrets, which can be particularly damaging to business. One Texas company is now pursuing litigation against an employee who allegedly gave away confidential information to a competitor.

Protecting trade secrets more important than ever

Cybercrimes are a growing problem in the United States. Hackers aren’t just stealing personal information, however. They are also stealing corporate information including intellectual property and trade secrets. Both the Federal and State government have taken more executive and legislative action during the past year to protect companies from the theft of trade secrets.

International business dispute settled after four years

Lawsuits of any kind are rarely open and shut cases. They require careful consideration, skilled negotiation strategic planning—and can drag on for years. Sometimes the defendant in one case may file a countersuit against the plaintiff. The reasons for filing a countersuit could include the belief that the company was wrongfully sued, to settle other business disputes, or as an attempt to reduce the potential costs of the initial lawsuit.

Ford emerges victorious in product liability lawsuit

In today’s litigious society it seems as if businesses are being sued for practically everything. Product liability lawsuits are especially prevalent. Lawsuits of any kind are not only costly, but can also be damaging to a company’s reputation if they aren’t handled correctly. Business owners in Houston who are faced with such lawsuits could benefit from hiring an experienced business litigation attorney.

Seek legal help to get information, resolve HOA disputes in Texas

Homeowner associations, non-profit corporations formed by real estate developers, are becoming increasingly more common in Harris County. The purpose of the association is to make it easier for a developer to market, manage and sell homes in a condominium complex or a residential subdivision; but once ownership in the corporation is transferred to the homeowners, it can sometimes be difficult to abide by certain rules and regulations as agreed upon by the board. Failure to do so may lead to the need for real estate litigation.

Texas company sues competitor for unfair competition, other causes

The proliferation of technology has made it increasingly more difficult for firms to protect their trade secrets. Domestic and global competitors alike are often able to reverse-engineer computer codes and other intellectual property in order to develop rival products. This can lead to international business disputes and the need to pursue legal action.

Breach of contract award of $1.7 million overturned upon appeal

There’s no business like show business! The paychecks are bigger, the players more attractive and the parties more lavish. Yet, contracts are just as important in the entertainment industry as they are in any other industry. Agreements should never be made on a handshake alone; it is imperative to get everything in writing to avoid potential business disputes.

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