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Intellectual property focus of recent business disputes

Patents are integral components of many Louisiana business arrangements. Along with advanced technology and a boom in the internet marketplace often comes business disputes regarding these and other forms of intellectual property. Apple, the maker of the iPhone, recently settled a contentious dispute with international telecommunications company, Nokia.

Netflix and Realtivity still at odds re breach of contract

Movie streaming mogul, Netflix, and West Coast media company, Relativity, have been involved in litigation regarding a written agreement between the two. The latter has accused the former of a breach of contract. Netflix has come out fighting, however, and quite successfully at that, seeing as a judge sided in its favor by tossing two claims filed by Relativity out of court. Louisiana movie-streaming customers may want to stay updated on the situation.

How to determine whether business litigation is best option

Most Louisiana business owners have a strong desire to save time and money. After all, such practices are typically crucial components in any successful business plan. No matter how small or large a particular business might be, producing as much as possible in as little time for as low a cost is usually a top priority. When problems arise or disputes surface, it can be challenging trying to determine whether business litigation is the most viable option for seeking swift and agreeable solutions.

Contract dispute may have caused a no-fly zone

Those in Louisiana who frequently travel by air understand the frustration an unexpected flight cancellation causes. An ongoing contract dispute between Spirit pilots and their airline has led to a situation that resulted in flared tempers and police action at an airport in another state. The airline threatened to take legal action against the pilots; however, their union representatives say they've done nothing wrong, and the pilots will be aggressively defended should the airline make good on its threat.

Tree issues branch out into contract dispute

Many Louisiana couples share retirement dreams that include building log cabins in the woods or by a lake. For some, taking the dream from idea to reality poses little complication, while others face several obstacles and challenges along the way. A couple in another state's plans were brought to a screeching halt when a contract dispute arose between themselves and a tree removal company they'd hired to clear an area where they'd hoped to build their dream house.

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