In this business litigation case, Overstock.com, an Internet-based retailer, has been charged with giving false and misleading prices of products. However, the company has now defended itself, according to a Feb. 21 report, and it claims that the pricing laws currently in place have become outdated because of the way e-commerce works and how fast prices change online. The company believes that consumers are aware of street, retail and list prices and how that affects their wallets.
February 2014 Archives
As social media becomes an increased presence in marketing and branding for today's businesses, the importance of who owns what comes to the forefront. A legal battle involving Twitter, the owners of the James Dean estate and five anonymous users of the social media network could set the precedent for how copyright and trademark infringement is handled in the future.
The ongoing business litigation against Huy Fong Foods may have just gotten a little bigger. The owners of the Los Angeles County Sriracha hot sauce factory are named in a suit filed by the city of Irwindale, California, and the suit claims that the smell coming from the factor is a public nuisance. The city is asking that a permanent injunction against the factory's operations be awarded.
A contract dispute is at the heart of business litigation against ConAgra Foods Inc. and Trader Joe's Co. filed on Jan. 22 in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Maxim Marketing Corp. is accusing the two companies of coming together to break the contract Maxim had to supply Trader Joe's with its pretzels.