Protect B2B partnerships from business litigation

How many customer leads a particular Louisiana business acquires is important; however, even more crucial in terms of profitability is how many prospective buyer visits result in sales. Businesses hire people to analyze such issues and make suggestions as to how to increase the bottom line. Another means for improving and expanding business is forging […]

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UFC star sued in civil court over contract dispute

Many UFC fans in Louisiana are familiar with Nate Diaz, a Mexican-American champion fighter. What some might not know, however, is that Diaz is currently being sued by the Ballengee Group sports agency. The contract dispute has grown rather contentious, and plaintiffs are asking for more than $1 million in damages. The central issue in the ongoing […]

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Semiconductor company, Qualcomm, facing several litigation issues

The average Louisiana resident would consider $940 million a lot of money. In the business world of advanced technology, it’s another story. In fact, Qualcomm, a multinational company that designs and markets wireless products and services, was recently ordered to pay that amount to Canadian-based company BlackBerry following litigation between the two technology superpowers. The ruling exceeds […]

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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. The disagreement unfolded about half a year ago when Apple told […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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SEAMAN UNDER THE FSLA AND ROVS

Halle v. Galliano Marine Serv.. (5th Cir. 2017), involved an issue of first impression: whether remotely operated vehicle (“ROV”) technicians are seaman under the FSLA. In this case, plaintiff sued the defendants under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FSLA”) for unpaid overtime. The defendants ran a remotely operated vehicle business for offshore applications. Plaintiff was […]

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