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Aetna sues watchdog group

Aetna has been in an ongoing battle with the non-profit Consumer Watchdog. The latter sued the insurance carrier for insisting that HIV medication be handled by mail rather than customers going to a pharmacy. The bigger issue, however, was that the insurance provider’s correspondence and delivery of the medication used paned envelops that revealed thousands of customer’s HIV status next to their name and address.

OSHA Instructs company to rehire flight instructor

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) informed SIMCOM Training Centers of Orlando to rehire a flight instructor who was dismissed. According to a press release on OSHA’s web site, the instructor was harassed, denied the chance to train students and subsequently terminated.

Small business owners must address product liability

A business is only as good as its product. Entrepreneurs can spend years researching, dreaming, testing and designing their product. Ultimately, though, no product is perfect. Most products pose some sort of risk to consumers. As a result, small business owners face serious liability issues due to their products.

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. 

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