When you and your partners operate a business together, you all have a legal obligation to act in the company's best interests -- that's your fiduciary duty.
Every business owner wants to avoid entanglements with unscrupulous partners, employees or associates. If you make a mistake, your misplaced trust can end up destroying everything you've worked so hard to build.
Did the Fox Network purposefully expose the private sexual orientation of a Florida businessman, destroying his career, in order to get out of a deal to produce a reality-based television show?
Moving into the international market is the dream of many businesses -- particularly those that know they have something highly unique to offer a foreign market.
Starting your own business is always a risky proposition -- but buying an established business isn't always safe either.
When most people heard about the hack into the Equifax database -- one of the top three credit reporting agencies used in the country -- the reaction was widespread shock. It's actually hard to comprehend how many people may be affected since the agency collects credit data on most of the nation.
You and your best friends have a great idea for a new business and you believe that you have the perfect market -- you've even scraped together the funding to make your dream a reality.
In every contract, there's the cold, hard words on the paper that fulfill the legal technicalities -- but there's also the spirit of the contract that's often between the lines.
Back in the early days of advertising, the proverbial snake oil salesman would roll into town with a secret tonic or magic elixir that could supposedly cure everything from acne and arthritis to toothaches and gout in one convenient swallow.
What's the difference between false advertising and a little promotional exaggeration?