What is Mitigation of Damages?

Running a business typically results in you entering into many different types of contracts, whether you are providing services to a customer, purchasing goods, or leasing a building. Sooner or later, however, you are likely to become involved in a situation in which you suffer losses due to a breach of contract. Despite your situation,…

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What is Spoliation of Evidence?

Spoliation of evidence refers to the destruction of evidence, usually in the context of civil litigation. Under California law, spoliation is the destruction or significant alteration of evidence, or failing to preserve property for another’s usage as evidence. The destruction of evidence can be negligent, reckless, or even willful. A party, non-party, or an attorney…

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What is a Statute of Limitations?

Under California law, personal injury claims are subject to a statute of limitations of two years, or, if the injury is not discovered right away, one year from the date that the injury was discovered. A statute of limitations is a deadline by which you must file a certain type of lawsuit. Every state has…

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What is Negligence?

In its most basic terms, negligence is the failure to use reasonable care in order to prevent foreseeable harm. Negligence is not intentional action or inaction; rather, it is acting carelessly or even recklessly while knowing what harms potentially could occur as result of that behavior. For the purposes of a personal injury action, negligence…

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What Are Shareholder Lawsuits?

A shareholder of a corporation who believes that he or she deserves compensation as a result of some wrongdoing by the corporation may be entitled to file a shareholder lawsuit against the corporation. There are two different types of shareholder lawsuits that may be available to a shareholder: a direct action and a derivative action.…

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Expanding Your Business to the Online Marketplace

Building an online business or expanding your existing business online can be an extremely lucrative way to attract more customers, expand your potential market, and grow your business. While the steps to take a business online are basically the same as starting and developing any business, online businesses require you to address additional legal and…

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What is the Statute of Frauds?

Businesses enter into all types of contracts on a daily basis. However, business owners need to be aware of the legal requirements that pertain to contracts, such as the statute of frauds. The purpose of the statute of frauds is to reduce the likelihood of fraud in the execution of a contract, in that the…

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