Los Angeles Business Litigation Attorney
Protecting Your Business
Whether a business is a major corporation or a small company, there are many state and federal regulations in place to ensure that proper procedures are followed by owners and individuals or groups that help manage or promote their services. Due to various circumstances, disputes among businesses can lead to litigation, as can claims made against a business by an employee, customer, or even a state or federal government agency.
Business litigation in California is complex, often involving multiple parties and intricate financial matters. Every business wants to be stable, grow, and provide an effective service to succeed and thrive in their competitive market. If your business is being accused of unlawful conduct or if you are protecting your business against such actions being committed by another business, individual, or entity, you should strongly consider contacting an attorney to protect your rights and interests.
Understanding the Basics of Business Lawsuits
Much is at stake in lawsuits and court proceedings involving business disputes. Business law applies to just about every facet of employment, funding, consumer spending, occupational safety, and the long list of issues dealing with the nation's economy. Businesses are responsible for obeying laws relating to advertising, employment and labor, finance,
intellectual property, privacy, the environment, internet activity, workplace safety, workplace health, transactions made outside of the business' state, employee eligibility, immigration, and more. Business litigation can also spring from disagreements between a business and its clients over a wide range of legal agreements.
Common Areas of Legal Business Litigation
Finance is a predominant issue in business litigation. Other common issues that arise relate to antitrust laws, bankruptcy, and securities law when disputes involve a lack of protection of a business' or individual investor's financial interests. Intellectual property is also at the heart of many business lawsuits when ideas, inventions, or trade secrets are accused of being stolen, or when patents, digital rights, trademarks or copyrights are violated.
Businesses that conduct transactions online or participate in e-commerce must follow laws regulating privacy, security, copyrights, and taxation in relation to jurisdiction, as well as federal standards. Businesses are also responsible for protecting customers' personal and private information from identity theft and implementing online privacy requirements. Advertisement law regulates how a business markets and promotes itself to ensure that its services are not misrepresented. A business is also expected to properly label its products so as not to mislead consumers or place them in harm's way by failing to warn them of potential risks or side effects.
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It is also the duty of a business to follow regulations implemented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state agencies that manage the effects of a business on the environment. Environmental issues can arise during business litigation when disputes involve toxic exposure, chemical storage, permits, air pollution, and other matters. Similarly, individuals who run and manage a business are also in charge of making sure that there are no hazards or potential dangers in the workplace. Business owners can be liable for accidents, injuries, illnesses, and even fatalities that occur on-the-job if they fail to uphold this duty.
Businesses that conduct transactions outside of their state, whether they are establishing contracts, borrowing money, selling goods, or leasing equipment, must follow the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). In addition, when hiring employees, a business is required to comply with laws and regulations relating to employment eligibility. A business must also be familiar with certain foreign labor certification programs as it pertains to the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to ensure that fair and non-discriminatory practices are being carried out during the hiring process. Business litigation can seem daunting and overwhelming if you are trying to resolve your dispute on your own. It would be in your best interest to contact a Los Angeles business lawyer from our firm to learn more about how we can help.