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Category Archives: Business Litigation

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How Can You Prove Intellectual Property Theft?

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Intellectual property (IP) is the lifeblood of your business. Since intellectual property is the product of a person’s mind, it is often stolen by those who are unable to create something of their own. If you suspect that someone infringed on your intellectual property rights, you need to contact a Sarasota business litigation lawyer… Read More »

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Can “Trade Custom And Usage” Be Read Into A Business Contract?

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

When it comes to business contracts, the cardinal rule is that a court will not construe–or read anything into–an agreement that is “clear, complete, and unambiguous” on its face. Put another way, if you want to include a particular right or obligation into an agreement, it should be in the written text. Never assume… Read More »

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A Step-by-Step Guide for Closing a Florida Business

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Closing their company is difficult for any business owner, especially if you have spent a significant amount of time, energy, and money into building it from scratch. However, when it is no longer profitable to operate your business, dissolution may be the only viable option. Contrary to popular belief, it is not that easy… Read More »

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How Can I Sue for Illegal Use of My Trademark in Florida?

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

In the modern era, intellectual property has a significant influence on brands’ reputation and sales. Trademarks are one of the elements of intellectual property that make a brand distinguishable from the competition. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon to see other individuals or companies using your trademark illegally. When this happens, you need to understand… Read More »

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What Are the Best Alternatives to Business Litigation in Florida?

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Disputes are an inevitable part of doing business. When you are facing a business dispute, it is essential to hire an experienced business litigation attorney in Florida to represent the best interests of your company. Contrary to popular belief, filing a lawsuit may not be the most effective and productive way to resolve disagreements… Read More »

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What Makes a Non-Compete Agreement Valid and Enforceable in Florida?

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

As competition between businesses has been more fierce than ever before, an ever-increasing number of business owners are using non-compete agreements to protect their companies from unfair competition. If you are a business owner who needs to protect their company interests from former employees, you could benefit from drafting a non-compete agreement (NCA) and… Read More »

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Business Litigation Likely to Follow the Coronavirus

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

There is no question that the coronavirus is going to lead to a significant amount of litigation, whether that involves consumer fraud issues, foreclosure issues, homeowners’ association disputes, disputes between landlords and the tenants, business litigation, and more. The virus has brought about severe changes in the workplace, interrupted supply chains, forced workers into… Read More »

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Florida Court to Tackle Important Copyright Question Involving Embedded Tweets

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Copyright law and deciding what does and does not fall within the fair use doctrine is an increasingly important and ever changing area of law in business litigation, especially in an age of social media and constantly sharing information via the process of “embedding” one thing in another. Now, a case that has been… Read More »

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How Businesses Can More Effectively Work with Outside Counsel

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

As Sarasota business litigation lawyers, we regularly work with successful businesses on legal issues that cannot be handled internally. In that endeavor, part of our role involves advising businesses on whether litigation will be successful based on the company’s overall goals and objectives. In this manner, outside counsel can play a very effective role… Read More »

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Why Treating All Employees the Same versus Running a Business “Like a Family” Is Important In Avoiding Business Litigation

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

As attorneys who regularly work in business litigation here in Florida, we regularly see CEOs, business owners, and managers of all kinds of businesses—not just 501c3 nonprofit corporations—who  choose to manage their employees “like a family.” From a legal perspective, this can be very problematic. While it makes sense to have sincere concern for… Read More »