For many businesses here in California, the sale of goods is a big part of their business operations. Sometimes, legal disputes arise for a business in relation to the sale of goods. For example, sometimes, businesses that sell goods face accusations from buyers that the goods purchased breached a warranty.
Here in California, two of the main types of business partnerships are general partnerships and limited partnerships.
There is not just one type of business entity here in California. Rather, businesses have a variety of different entity types they can choose from when forming. One such entity type is the limited liability company (LLC).
We are less than two weeks away from a very big day for small businesses here in the United States. This day is Small Business Saturday, which is on Nov. 28 this year. This day aimed at promoting shopping at small businesses has been growing increasingly popular, and small businesses can end up seeing quite a bit of business on it.
California is home to many of the world's most innovative technology companies, and investors are often eager to purchase shares when a Silicon Valley icon holds an initial public offering. Facebook grew from humble beginnings to become a social media giant, and its May 2012 IPO saw the firm's market value surge to over $100 billion. Facebook was the biggest IPO in Internet history, but some investors soon soured on the Menlo Park company.
A California court will hear a trademark infringement lawsuit that was filed against Amazon by a watch manufacturer that does not sell its products through the online shopping website. Multi Time Machine, a company that produces military-style timepieces, takes issue with the way that Amazon displays search results when consumers search for MTM products on Amazon.
A federal judge in California has rejected the request of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. to have a suit filed by some of its former employees dismissed. The legal action relates to the November 2014 data breach that occurred as the company prepared to release a controversial movie "The Interview". It is believed that the responsibility for data theft lies with North Korea, prompted by the nature of the film which was based on the fictional death of that nation's leader.
When your California business is considering hiring a law firm to handle a commercial dispute, you may be uncertain about whether you should go with a large one or a small one. The answer to that question largely depends on the goals you are trying to achieve, and often, a small firm may be a better fit for your business over the long term.
A California tech giant is involved in a legal battle with their customers involving the use of personal information. Though the company attempted to stop the lawsuit, it has been given the go-ahead to proceed.
When a business or individual engages in behavior that is designed to mislead others about the qualities of a product in order to get them to purchase it, the activity is called a deceptive trade practice. Federal law provides a uniform law that applies to such activities in all states, and the practices are also prohibited under state law.