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Blog Posts in July, 2015

  • Apple Wins Appeal On Damages Award In Business Litigation

    In May 2013, a company called Smartflash sued Apple claiming that the California-based company infringed on several of its patents. The business litigation concluded on Feb. 24, when the jury agreed with Smartflash that Apple's iTunes unlawfully used three of its patents. Smartflash was awarded $532.9 million in unpaid royalties by the jury. Apple appealed the award, contending that the jury might ...
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  • AutoNation Cuts Off TrueCar Due To Contract Disputes

    TrueCar is a California-based company that allows people looking for cars to shop and compare prices. The company hooks up a prospective buyer with three offers from dealers who participate in the service. One of the participating dealers, AutoNation, is considered the largest auto retailer in the country. It recently severed its ties with TrueCar over contract disputes. The point of contention ...
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  • AutoNation cuts off TrueCar due to contract disputes

    TrueCar is a California-based company that allows people looking for cars to shop and compare prices. The company hooks up a prospective buyer with three offers from dealers who participate in the service. One of the participating dealers, AutoNation, is considered the largest auto retailer in the country. It recently severed its ties with TrueCar over contract disputes . The point of contention ...
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  • Business Litigation Re Cell Phone Use Brings Up Valid Concern

    Nearly everyone has a cell phone these days, and many people end up using one for work-related activities. Recent business litigation here in California brings up a valid concern for both employees and employers -- reimbursement to workers for on-the-job mobile phone use. A California appellate court recently affirmed the decision of the trail court that "reasonable compensation" for personal cell ...
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  • New Credit Card Chips And Business Formation And Planning

    The familiar magnetic stripes on credit cards are going to begin to disappear as of Oct. 1, 2015. New credit cards will have chips in them, which is supposed to deter thieves from making counterfeit cards. This change will create a new burden on small business owners since the new cards require new equipment and software. The penalty for not converting to the new credit card system is that the ...
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