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What is a confidentiality agreement?

Confidentiality can be an important part of protecting a business's trade secrets and other proprietary information. When an employee may have contact with such sensitive information, their employer may ask them to sign a confidentiality agreement. Also known as nondisclosure agreements, Florida entities often use these contracts to keep their secrets in-house and out of the hands of their competitors.

What is unfair competition?

In athletics different sports organizations have in place protocols to ensure that individual athletes and teams do not reap unfair benefits through the use of banned substances, equipment that does not meet regulations, and other deceptive practices. For example, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency tests athletes from a variety of fields to ensure that they are keeping their sports free and clear of illegal drugs and performance enhancing substances.

Understanding the process of a business lawsuit

In the eyes of the law, a business is considered a person and therefore, can be sued by other corporate and private entities. In West Palm Beach, a business owner can be well-prepared for possible litigation by developing a general understanding of what a lawsuit is and how it proceeds through the courts. This post is offered to help readers understand the business lawsuit process, but is not legal advice.

What is a fiduciary duty?

In a family, it is presumed that Florida parents will act in the best interests of their children. Similarly, when a West Palm Beach resident goes to the doctor, they may assume that their doctor will have their best interests in mind. The same holds true in business. If a person has the responsibility of acting with others best interests in mind, it is said that they have a fiduciary duty and they are bound to preserve the interests of others because others have put their confidence and trust into them.

How can contract disputes lead to business litigation?

Contracts form the basis of many business relationships. It is often the case that a Florida entity will require that a potential business associate enter into an agreement that outlines the entity's needs and expectations before it will engage in business services with it. Contracts are legally enforceable tools that provide business entities with means of establishing exactly what the parties agree to do with regard to their association and often also include provisions that explain what penalties the parties may face if they breach the terms of their contracts.

Ridesharing company Uber hit with multi-million dollar lawsuit

Companies of every size and type engage in contractual relationships to keep their entities moving forward and competitive in their particular markets. One large organization that has had an incredible impact on the lives of people throughout Florida and the rest of the nation is Uber. Uber is a ridesharing entity that connects individuals in need of rides with drivers through an online app.

We are available to serve your business litigation needs

A well run business can be a profitable enterprise for a Florida resident to manage and can provide them with opportunities to see their products help serve the needs of members of their community and beyond. While many businesses run smoothly and can weather the occasional challenges that often befall corporate entities, some businesses are hit with legal challenges that may threaten their ability to exist. When business litigation matters arise business owners may need support working through their legal dilemmas.

Woes within Uber could lead to its downfall

Millions of Americans throughout the United States, including many from West Palm Beach and the surrounding area, are familiar with Uber. Uber is an app that allows self-employed independent contractors to log in to their app and accept ride requests from nearby riders in need of a lift. The app utilizes GPS technology to partner up nearby drivers with riders in need of a lift. While this concept sounds great in theory, the company is not doing as well as people might expect. A lot of that has to do with internal turmoil, including a very serious intellectual property suit against them.

When potentially business-ending problems come up

Challenges and problems come up for any sort of small business. However, such troubles can vary quite a bit in degree. Some are just an everyday part of business and may not have too big of implications for a company as long as they are addressed property. Others, however, can be very serious, potentially even putting a small business at risk of no longer being able to stay open.


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