Privacy is important to most Americans. This has become a pivotal issue in American society in the midst of the rise of the NSA and the Edward Snowden scandal. Now, Google is being accused of invading the privacy of its users, including many people in Michigan. The company is now facing a business litigation lawsuit that may become a class-action lawsuit.
In general, the free market means that companies are allowed to do business with who they want with as minimal restrictions as possible. This is meant to spur competition which will result in increased overall efficiency and productivity in Michigan or in any other market. However, there are times when actions taken by a company can be considered too anti-competitive and therefore a monopoly. Trader Joe's is now facing a commercial litigation lawsuit alleging it is conducting monopolistic practices.
Business is not conducted in a vacuum. Decisions a business owner makes will affect many others in the marketplace as well as the local community. However, even the most well-meaning company can find itself being accused of negatively affecting individuals in its surrounding local community, which many times can lead to business litigation lawsuits. One company in Michigan recently faced this challenge in a civil lawsuit.
It is important for a retail business to protect itself from theft, since theft has the potential to drastically cut into profit margins. Unfortunately, customers are not always who a retailer should be worried about. Employees are oftentimes found guilty of theft of company property. One retailer in Michigan recently fired an employee for theft and then found itself facing a business litigation lawsuit alleging wrongful termination.
It is essential for a business to maintain the safety of its work environment for its employees as well as its customers. This can be particularly important for a fast food business in Michigan or any other state. These businesses can be sued by those who are injured by negligent acts of a company's staff even if the owners of the business did not personally do anything wrong. McDonald's seems to be experiencing this in a recent commercial litigation case filed by a customer.
Many times when running a business one may decide to hire managers or supervisors in order to help manage the business operations. This can make a company more efficient and productive and therefore more profitable. However, this can also leave the company exposed to risk of business litigation lawsuits resulting from the mistreatment of employees by managers and supervisors. This is what seems to have recently happened to Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in Michigan.
Many times when a person is working for a company, he or she is required to agree to certain terms of employment. This often includes a non-compete clause that bars the worker from obtaining employment with a competing firm within a certain period after ending his or her employment with the current company. If a Michigan worker does not comply with these terms, it could lead to a breach of contract lawsuit.
A good idea can be worth a fortune. This is the reason why intellectual property laws were created in order to allow people with good ideas and original concepts to have a chance to make their fortunes. This includes protection for trademarks which can be valuable, especially for well-known businesses or entities with a respected reputation. Recently, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) filed a business litigation lawsuit in order to protect its intellectual property rights to its own trademark.
Death is a serious matter. This is especially true when one is operating a cemetery business. However, this means the company's clients take this matter seriously as well, which could lead to possible business litigation lawsuits and contract disputes if there is a mistake made at the cemetery. One woman decided to sue a cemetery in Michigan after it made a mistake regarding the burial of her parents.
When a government entity is required to hire a private company for work projects, the government agency is required to be unbiased when looking at bids for projects from private companies. However, when a government entity fails to follow these rules, it could be unfairly detrimental to certain companies. Luckily, for these companies, they have the option of filing a commercial litigation lawsuit in an attempt to recoup monetary losses. This seems to be what is happening with a recent lawsuit against Michigan Works.