Construction projects can often come with legal headaches. Construction disputes or problems with contractors can create issues for both sides of the project, and sometimes, business litigation is inevitable. It's often not possible to anticipate these problems at the beginning of a development project, so it's important to keep an eye on everything as the project continues.
January 2014 Archives
DirecTV customers may soon be looking elsewhere to get an update on the weather. The satellite TV company announced that it will no longer be carrying the Weather Channel because of a dispute over distribution terms. DirecTV has over 20 million subscribers and is one of the top satellite TV companies in the country.
California-based Apple is facing a new round of business litigation. The electronics giant has been named as a defendant in a new patent-infringement lawsuit filed Jan. 10 that takes aim at almost all Apple devices.
Companies go to huge efforts to protect their copyright, trademarks and trade secrets - and with good cause. A company's branded product controls their position in the market. When a company's intellectual property is infringed upon, they have the potential of losing their place in the market, as well losing potential profits.
Speed Racer Enterprises, Inc., was recently sued by Tatsunoko Production, an anime studio. The lawsuit was filed in October 2012 in the Central District Court in California and alleges nine different legal causes, for which the company is seeking damages. Those include misappropriation and interference of intellectual property rights, unfair competition and false advertising.