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Lawsuits against Equifax are already underway. Who can sue?

Almost as soon as Equifax announced its unprecedented data breach, two proposed class actions were filed in federal court. One was filed by a group of consumer rights attorneys who had just won the right to sue Yahoo for another large data breach. More suits are almost certain to follow.

3 ways to avoid business litigation

One event that many business owners in the Atlanta area do not look forward to is litigation. It is often time-consuming, expensive and stressful. It can interfere with your ability to successfully manage your company. Litigation can also hinder your company’s growth and lead to an adverse reputation that could make it hard for you to stay in business. 

2 ways to mitigate business risks

As the owner of a small business in Atlanta, you likely have found that running your own company can be a liberating and rewarding experience. But it can also be full of challenges, complications and stress if you are not careful. It is important for you to think about the risks your business faces to keep them from affecting its success, reputation and profits. 

Raptor versus raptor

Many fans of the Jurassic Park movies felt that amongst all the dinosaurs, the raptors stole the show from their larger reptile counterparts. What they lacked in size, the "clever girls" made up for in strategy and ferocity.

Five ways to avoid costly business litigation

Few things threaten the reputation and financial stability of a small business more than litigation. Becoming embroiled in a courtroom dispute can swiftly sap resources and derail production. However, litigation is not inevitable. Savvy business owners can take certain steps to minimize the potential for internal and external conflict.

When business litigation is on the table, what happens next?

In our last post, we talked about a contract dispute between Charter's Spectrum and Fox Networks Group over the channels carried by Spectrum in the wake of a changing contract and a rebrand by Spectrum (once Time Warner Cable). It is a convoluted story, but the point is this: the dispute threatens to harm consumers, and this directly impacts how companies are perceived and how they can perform in the marketplace.

3 common wrongdoings that harm a business

Running a business requires you to track huge amounts of information about company sale, practices and more. It is difficult enough to plan and enact measures for the company's financial growth, but this is even more stressful if another party interferes and hurts your business.

Doing business overseas can bring complications

Borders may define nations and states, but when it comes to business, many companies cross these borders and come together. However, this comes with its own set of complications. When businesses work together, the intent is for everything to operate smoothly and for there to be no legal issues. These moments aren't as common as you would hope, though. Many businesses run into legal troubles with other companies or even partners within their own company.

Ford being probed after patent infringement allegations

The U.S. International Trade Commission announced recently that it will launch a probe into Ford's hybrid electric cars and their parts. The probe is occurring after two other companies filed claims against Ford that the motor vehicle giant infringed on their patents. Those two companies, Paice LLC and Abell Foundation Inc., have called for a limited exclusion order and a cease and desist. The ITC will move forward with the patent infringement probe.

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