In 2017, BuzzFeed News made the decision to publish a 35-page dossier containing unverified information about the Trump presidential campaign and its possible ties to the Russian government. A Russian technology executive who also heads a tech company located in Florida subsequently sued the news source for defamation because he was named in the dossier.
When you own your own small business, you accept that risk and worry are a package deal. At some point, you'll probably start wondering whether you need to hire a business attorney.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is designed to prohibit discrimination against the disabled in a number of areas, including commerce. Many small businesses regularly run into difficulty with ADA compliance and find lawsuits over compliance both common and cumbersome.
A Naples man and his mother have been sued in U.S. District Court for allegedly running a fraudulent scheme to illegally gain more than $70 million. They stand accused of artificially raising the prices on supplies purchased by foreign companies doing business in the gas and oil sector.
How do you handle the termination process with a disgruntled employee? Carefully. Severing your business relationship with a disgruntled employee creates the possibility that he or she will eventually become a legal thorn in your shoe.
People have always asked around for recommendations before they do business. After all, they work hard for their money. They want to know they're spending it in a place that will give them what they expect at a fair price. Once upon a time, they might have approached a neighbor to ask where they should eat dinner or what contractor they should hire.
Could the only child of music legend Elvis Presley actually be just about broke?
Finding out that your business is the focus of a lawsuit is enough to make any small business owner feel sick. A lawsuit can make you feel like everything you've worked so hard to build could be swept away all at once.
Mistakes are part of the process of starting a new business -- but some mistakes can end your dreams before they really get started.
Shootings in high schools and other places have been the focus of a lot of controversy -- which means that everyone in the news industry is looking for a spin that will attract interest. One high-profile site, the InfoWars blog run by controversial conspiracy-theorist Alex Jones, may have gone a little too far, however, and defamed an innocent man.