Category Archives: Business Litigation
Anti-SLAPP Laws Cited in Dismissal of Marilyn Manson Defamation Suit: What is a SLAPP lawsuit?
A very public legal battle between musician Marilyn Manson and actress Evan Rachel Wood (and additional defendant, Illma Gore) has put a spotlight on SLAPP laws. A California judge recently tossed out the bulk of a defamation lawsuit against Wood that Manson filed in early 2022. Wood’s two-part HBO documentary, Phoenix Rising, had just been… Read More »
Judge Rejects Tiger Woods’ Ex-Girlfriend’s Attempt to Nullify Nondisclosure Agreement
Tiger Woods’ ex-girlfriend lost her attempt to have a nondisclosure agreement (NDA) thrown out in court, with a Florida judge ruling that an unlawful eviction dispute between the two parties must be decided in arbitration, which is required by the nondisclosure agreement both parties signed. In the NDA, his now ex-girlfriend had agreed to… Read More »
What Is A Non-Compete Agreement And Should You Sign One?
You may have heard of a non-compete agreement before – it is a legal contract in which an employee agrees not to work for a competitor of their current employer for a certain period of time after leaving their job. This agreement is designed to prevent the employee from using the knowledge, skills, and… Read More »
Class Action Lawsuits: To Join Or Not To Join?
It may have happened to you before – you receive a curious piece of mail you weren’t expecting. Upon review, you see that it is an invitation to join a class action lawsuit. You read the details and realize you may actually be eligible to join. But should you? Before you join a class… Read More »
Tiger Woods’ Ex-Girlfriend Wants To Nullify Their NDA: What Is An NDA?
Tiger Woods is back in the spotlight, and once again, it isn’t because of his golf game. In this case, it has to do with an NDA that his then-girlfriend signed after they started dating. In the NDA, his now ex-girlfriend agreed to arbitrate all disputes with Woods out of court, “as consideration for… Read More »
When It Comes To Minors, You Can Be Liable For What’s On Your Website
Let’s say that you have a website that has some component of social media or social interaction. Perhaps your website invites comments or commentary. Not all of that commentary will be helpful—in fact, much of it will be harmful, especially when it comes to minors. Could you be liable if a minor harms himself… Read More »
Law Makes It Easier To Use Contractors During State Emergencies
Emergencies happen all the time, especially in Florida, where we tend to get hurricanes, which can lead to local and state emergencies. Of course, other emergencies happen as well, such as earthquakes or pandemics. When they happen, businesses can be short staffed. Problems With Emergency Hiring One of the reasons that businesses may be… Read More »
Don’t Get Sued For Sending Text Messages
Do you send text messages to customers as part of your business? If you are, be very careful—you could be setting yourself up for liability and lawsuits under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) which prohibits a whole range of activities, such as calls to landlines, calls to cell phones, facsimiles and text messages…. Read More »
Your Business Has Debts: Should You Negotiate Or File Business Bankruptcy?
Let’s say that your business is having problems with creditors. So many problems that you start to wonder if maybe a business bankruptcy is right for you. Before you jump into that drastic step, there are things you should know about business bankruptcies. Business Bankruptcy What happens to your business when you file for… Read More »
What Is A SaaS Agreement?
In many cases, your business may use business that your business doesn’t own. This is usually done through licensing. But today, much of the software that we use is in the cloud, or online, which, although similar, is not exactly the same as licensing software. Whether you are a company using software, or a… Read More »