When someone thinks about business contracts, he likely conjures images of two people in suits sitting at a conference table and authoritatively signing page after page of official-looking documents with their business attorney watching from the sidelines. Many people don’t realize that dozens of everyday interactions are actually considered a form of contract, You need…

Just as your relationship with your business partners can seem like a professional marriage, the end of a business partnership can be something like a divorce. Some partnerships end with every jointly owned item prompting a near fight to the death, which resembles mutual destruction instead of a professional break. Other partnerships reflect mutual respect…

In Boston, lawmakers decided not to include the restriction of the non-compete agreement in their Economic Development Bill session last Thursday.  The bill is meant to spur jobs in the region, and non-competition agreements were just one of many items up for debate. According to the Seattle PI, Governor Deval Patrick said the state should…

Many small business owners, negotiate services without writing contracts. They go into business deals as sole proprietors or freelancers, and don’t often consider what they would do if a client wanted their money back after delivered services, or even worse, if they sued. It’s not wise to ignore this possibility, because somewhere along the way,…

Another lawsuit has been filed against Target. The reason for these lawsuits is because the retailer had a substantial security breach during the holiday season, jeopardizing the sensitive data of tens of millions of customers. Because this lawsuit is taking place in Washington state, the plaintiff is accusing Target of violating the Washington Consumer Protection…

Seattle has an impressive diversity in its local economy and jobs. The city has a range of legal, education, financial, healthcare, and technical jobs, including many in the computer sciences. Sometimes, it can be interesting to take a step back and analyze what some industries deal with when it comes to business litigation. With such…

Breach of contract is a tough and unfortunate reality that many business owners and managers have to face. As much as you might like to manage a business where you never have to deal with a disgruntled employee or shady partner, there are always going to be some people who go back on their word…