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Why you should retain a business lawyer

Businesses will go encounter many speed bumps and roadblocks along the path to success. When your business encounters one of these obstacles, it may be tempting to tackle the issue on your own or simply throw your hands up in resignation. Wise business owners know a better way to handle these challenges—by retaining a business attorney.

Electric car startup claims former executives stole trade secrets

Many startups fear that a former employee, partner or client will somehow steal their trade secrets and use them to make a buck. Another common fear is that a former employee will poach talent from the startup to move to a different company. For the electric-car startup Faraday Future, both of these fears have apparently been realized.

UPS trade secret spat against 5 of their pilots

Earlier in October, the United Parcel Service (UPS) had reason to believe some of their pilots found and shared strategic plans about a UPS aircraft based on confidential trade secret information in a PowerPoint. These private plans were indicated to have the goal of influencing company strategy and financial decisions in the future.

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.

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