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Franchisees' commercial conflicts

The Subway chain of fast food restaurants is one of the latest high-profile franchise companies to have a conflict between the company and franchisees. Last November, a foot long sandwich promotion was announced by company management that caused many franchisees of the sandwich chain to complain.

Trade secret lawsuit filed against Uber company

California has become a hub of technological advancement for the United States, as well as around the world. When it comes to innovative technologies that can enhance the lives of consumers, medical patients and professionals, competition is fierce. It is not uncommon for one company to accuse another of stealing trade secrets, particularly in the information and technology sector. It is important to understand the difference between a trade secret that can harm business and knowledge that someone did not necessarily pick up while working for a competitor.

Numerous lawsuits filed against Apple Inc.

If you are like many smartphone users in America, you might own an iPhone. Whether your phone is an older model or you are the proud owner of a new iPhone X, you paid enough money to expect your device to run like a well-tuned sports car for years. However, recent lawsuits against the company filed in California, other states and overseas are claiming the opposite.

Common causes of franchise disputes

Starting a franchise is a great way for people to make a living. There are various steps for entrepreneurs to take to start a franchise, but it is important to remember that while a franchise owner may oversee the day-to-day operations of the business, he or she is still accountable to the franchisor. 

Morgan Stanley fined for trade secret violation

The core to any business is its clients. In the investment industry, client lists are a hot commodity and most firms treat them as proprietary information, as trade secrets. Last week Morgan Stanley was found guilty of poaching a customer list when it hired a broker away from Schwab. The breach will cost $1.2 million dollars.

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