When a business partnership is formed, the last thing on partners' minds is the possibility that one day that partnership will end. But life happens, plans changes, and not all partnerships survive the test of time.
Disputes among shareholders in a corporation can be very problematic, costing a lot of money and disrupting operations. When shareholder disputes are among majority and minority shareholders, they can be especially difficult, due to an imbalance of power and decision making capabilities.
Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) can play a critical role in the operations of virtually any business, particularly when it cooperates with another business or professional.
One of the greatest risks to a company is the possibility that its employees could leak sensitive information or later compete against it.
Modern companies all rely on intellectual property of some form, but their rights to their ideas and methodologies aren't guaranteed. Other corporations, ex-employees and other parties may decide to take these trade secrets for themselves and profit. Although firms generally retain the ability to pursue action against those who violate the sanctity of their IP, they must follow the proper avenues to take full advantage of their lawful options. The lawyers at Oregon-based Chenoweth Law Group PC understand how important it is to safeguard the trade secrets your business revolves around, so we work hard to help you build and enforce legal protections.
Unpaid internships in Oregon and across the country have been around as far back in history as most people can remember. Internships were thought of as a win/win situation. An employer gets a free worker, and the intern gets on-the-job training and experience. Sounds like an all-around win, right? Not according to some Human Resources experts and the director of the Center for Human Resources at Wharton School of Business. They believe that companies are ignoring the Fair Labor Standards Act and exploiting the talents of young people.
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.
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.
A Florida-based fruit company is targeting health officials in Oregon after what it considered to be a hasty and unfounded investigation accusing the company of being responsible for an outbreak of salmonella.