Topic: litigation

Construction News: Developers Can Force Arbitration of Disputes, CA Supreme Court Rules

Earlier this month, the California Supreme Court held that homeowners’ associations are bound by arbitration provisions in covenants, conditions and restrictions (CC&Rs). From law firm Allen Matkins: “… the California Supreme Court issued a significant opinion in the matter of Pinnacle Museum Tower Association v. Pinnacle Market Development (US), LLC, et al., holding that arbitration… Read more »

Most Popular Small Business Posts – May 2012

What’s on your mind? Employee handbooks, business insurance, medical marijuana, and IP protection, among other things. For your convenience, here’s a look at the most-read Small Business Support posts in May 2012: 1. Think That Email Isn’t a Contract? Think Again “You’ve got mail! And, as two recent court decisions indicate, you might also have… Read more »

Business Litigation: What to Do When You’re Hit with a Lawsuit

Lawsuits can happen to the best of businesses, including yours. And when they do, the steps you take at the outset can mean the difference between a positive and a negative resolution. For your reference, five considerations in the event your company is sued: 1. Loose lips could sink attorney-client privilege: “Do not communicate about… Read more »

5 Ways to Create and Run a Successful Document Retention Program

There are business and legal reasons for having a document retention policy, writes law firm Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA: “[Information retention/destruction] plans help companies remain organized and efficient as irrelevant or stale information is discarded making it easier to find relevant and pertinent information. Reducing the volume of information reduces storage costs both… Read more »

Patent Reform: 5 Ways You Can Expect Patent Litigation to Change

“The signing into law of the [America Invents] Act marks a new era of patent litigation. The Act presents a host of opportunities for companies, especially those defending patent infringement actions, provided they act quickly – given that several of the provisions have immediate prospective and in some cases even retroactive effect.” (From Patent Reform… Read more »