An employment dispute at a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant location in Oregon has sprouted civil litigation between a former manager and the store. The man, who used to serve as a manager at the restaurant's location, said that the owner fired him when he stood his ground and contested the fact the restaurant was serving customers rotten food.
A company based in Eugene, Oregon has introduced business litigation against a number of other companies claiming that they misappropriated trade secrets and used them in products that have recently hit the market.
Argument over hours and wages is often one of the lead reasons behind employment disputes. It certainly was in a recent case that pitted a large tire company, headquartered in Bend, Oregon, against 120 assistant managers for the company, both former and current.
As the nuances of day-to-day business operation become more complex, Chenoweth Law Group is here to help you avoid unnecessary business & commercial litigation. Everyday, business professionals send and receive dozens, if not hundreds, of emails. In 2009, approximately 247 billion email messages were sent every day (ABC News). For many professionals, the volume of work emails sent and received can be overwhelming. As professionals attempt to wade through the daily email morrass as quickly as possible, they should be aware that even quick, seemingly innocuous emails can lead to the unintentional formation of a binding contract. Especially as state and federal laws became more e-commerce friendly, it is important to undertand what types of communication can potentially bind parties.
It's not uncommon for an individual to hire outside providers to do household repairs, such as electrical work or plumbing. A Lebanon, Oregon woman claimed that she paid thousands of dollars to a local company and received nothing in return. Bringing civil litigation against a septic service provider, which operates throughout the mid-valley region, the woman claims that the company failed to follow through with services she paid for in advance. The lawsuit, which was filed in circuit court, also named the company's principal owner as a defendant.
Members of the city council in Portland, Oregon have decided to join in on a commercial litigation process already involving several other cities throughout the United States.