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November 2015 Archives

There is no need to fear fighting a breach of contract

In his inaugural address, delivered in 1961, President John F. Kennedy said, "Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate." Of course, the negotiations to which President Kennedy was referring involved the United States working with other countries toward finding peaceful solutions to disputes.

Judge rules that ticket broker does not hold monopoly

Recently, a judge in a California federal court dismissed an antitrust lawsuit brought by the ticket brokerage firm StubHub against fellow broker Ticketmaster as well as the Golden State Warriors of the NBA. According to the lawsuit, the Warriors engaged in illegal actions by threatening to cancel season ticket subscriptions held by fans who sold their tickets through StubHub.

What acts can create unfair competition?

Running a business can be rewarding and challenging. If you are the proprietor of your own company, you likely understand the time, effort and money you must invest to achieve success. Even if you do everything in your power to make a business work, your success is not guaranteed. However, there are laws in place that are intended to help ensure you have a fair shot at competing in the marketplace.

Commercial leases require provisions that protect all parties

Commercial real estate leases need to be written so as to clearly delineate the obligations of both the landlord and the tenant. There are many commonly used provisions contained in commercial leases. These provisions can do a number of things.