When a data breach occurs at a retailer the size of Target, the number of impacted customers can be staggering. On Dec. 20, Target announced that as many as 40 million customers could have had their credit card information compromised. The customers included were those who shopped at the second largest "general merchandise retailer" between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15. This only included those who shopped at Target stores, and not those who made purchases online.
December 2013 Archives
Contract law can be complicated, but in its most basic terms, it helps ensure that what one person or entity says will be done for a specified amount of compensation will be completed. When one side or the other of the contract doesn't uphold their end of the deal, it can cause difficulties that are often resolved in civil court. Business law attorneys can help protect the interests of the contract dispute participants, but they are also able to review contracts prior to signing.
Before a house is purchased, there is usually an inspection to locate any potential problems for the homebuyer. The buyer and seller usually work out who will pay for the necessary repairs or upgrades, or the buyer may decide not to purchase the home. The inspection process is an important part of buying a house.
Intellectual property can encompass a lot of things, including inventions, designs or other creative outputs of the mind. The owner or creator of such property owns the rights to it and can apply for a patent, copyright or trademark. It's a broad term in some respects. It is often the source of lawsuits when a person or entity believes they own the intellectual property rights to the creation and another person or entity believes they do.