Business Litigation Archives

How do you stop fraud in your small business?

Fraud is a major problem in many industries. However, it often hurts small and medium-sized businesses the most. Fraud can not only hurt you financially, but it can also damage the relationship and trust that you've built with your clients, suppliers and other business associates.

Nuk sued over its 'orthodontic' pacifiers

Where pacifiers are concerned, every parent seems to have a strong opinion. Some parents consider pacifiers to be a godsend when a cranky baby needs soothing and think they're fine to use for a while when babies are small. Other parents hate them with a passion and blame them for all manner of ills, especially dental defects. In some families, the divide in opinion can lead to a lot of tension around the issue.

Obese man sues trio of Florida businesses for discrimination

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been a considerable benefit to many people who would otherwise be denied access to many places due to mobility issues and other disabilities. Unfortunately, the ADA has also created a lucrative cottage industry of lawsuits that target small businesses -- with plaintiffs pressing claims against businesses that they rarely (if ever) patronize.

Avocado lawsuit ends in apology, offers lessons for others

Avocados -- a long-overlooked fruit in American cuisine -- have skyrocketed in popularity in recent years. (Blame the Millennial obsession over avocado toast if you like, but the fruit was honestly overdue for some recognition as a source of nutrients.)

Florida small businesses targeted by aggressive ADA lawsuits

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is designed to make life easier and more equitable for people who struggle with disabling conditions of all sorts. It is not, however, meant to be a weapon that can be used to shake down small businesses for cash over minor violations.

Do you really need a nondisclosure agreement?

Nondisclosure agreements had, at one point, become so common that just about every company had every employee sign one -- and that actually turned into a problem. Employees balked at signing agreements that they felt were unfair, and courts sometimes refused to enforce agreements when they were overly broad.