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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.

Several lenders defrauded by McKinney classic car dealer

Business transactions in Houston require a great deal of trust between the parties involved. Oftentimes, millions of dollars changes hands in these types of deals. When one of the parties involved in such deals is being dishonest with the other, it could potentially have a hugely negative impact on both sides. The party perpetrating the fraud not only faces possible criminal charges, but they open the door to business litigation between both sides. The company being defrauded could potentially be faced with enormous financial losses.

Houston and Harris County join suit against Visa and MasterCard

Competition amongst businesses is said to be a sign of a healthy marketplace. As such, antitrust laws are in place to help ensure that competition remains healthy. When a company is accused of antitrust violations, the accusers must then prove that the company’s practices have created an air of unfair competition in an attempt to monopolize the market. Often, these sorts of business disputes in Harris County will center on certain restrictive practices that a company employs that don’t allow for other options. If and when other companies recognize this activity, they may file an antitrust claim. 

64-year-old bookkeeper embezzled more than $425,000 in two years

When employees are entrusted with large sums of money, the temptation to keep some for themselves can often be overwhelming. They are often motivated by debt or greed. Sometimes they even convince themselves that they are entitled to it because they are undervalued as an employee. While most companies focus on employees that they may not trust when they suspect money is going missing, it is usually the trusted employees that have access to financial documents and accounts that are committing the fraud. Embezzlement typically starts small and then increases significantly as the employee becomes more comfortable.

Texas health care entities in business dispute

Business litigation often extends to companies that formerly did close business together, or were tied together in partnerships that may have originated with the companies being considered a part of one another. Some of these types of business disputes are simply to iron out a contract dispute, but in other cases, one or both companies may wish to part ways in much the same way as a personal divorce.

Texas paves way for settlement regarding e-book price fixing

When businesses are able to set competitive prices, it helps to encourage a healthy, open marketplace that gives consumers the chance to get items at a fair price. This also gives competing companies the chance to develop loyal customers and strong business partnerships. If the ability to change prices for fair competition is taken away, it not only isn’t fair for businesses who don’t have the choice, but also for consumers and the industry in general. Also, it opens the path for business litigation from consumers against companies that practice unfair competition.

Former PR vice-president sued over alleged non-compete violation

Some businesses have non-compete clauses in their contracts which employees are required to adhere to for a certain period of time after they’ve stopped working for the company. This is to prevent unfair competition, when a former employee might have an edge by knowing some of his or her previous employer’s business secrets. Additionally, it can hurt the company if a former employee takes some of its clients away after he or she leaves the company and starts up a similar business nearby.

Kraft Foods opens business litigation against Cracker Barrel

If two separate companies have different products with similar trademarked names, should they be able to sell their products in the same market? Newly-filed business litigation between two well-known food brands has begun that may have an impact in Texas as well as the rest of the country on how similarly-titled branded products are sold in grocery stores.

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