In what seems to be a battle between old school and new technology, Seattle taxi drivers are engaged in business litigation with UberX, whose web app enables anyone with a car to offer paid driving services. According to a recent GeekWire article, the Western Washington Taxi Cab Operators Association acknowledges they have taken a financial…

Starting your own business is an intimidating and exciting process. Once it becomes successful though, there are more ventures to consider. You can continue as one location while reinventing products to keep customers interest. The other option is to become a franchise. As your Seattle business lawyer will tell you, it is a route to…

There’s a debate raging on about how fair non-competition agreements are and how to find the right balance between protecting employers’ valuable information and fostering entrepreneurship. The basic issue is the fact that employees are exposed to valuable data while working for an employer, including client lists, processes, marketing strategies, financials, and more. This is…

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…

Most health and fitness businesses know about liability waivers. The weights, treadmills, and other equipment almost guarantee someone will be injured. Whether it is due to poor stretching, misuse of the machine, or simply tripping, the waiver saves you time and money. Most Seattle business attorneys, however, will tell you that the businesses are not…

Every business owner needs to have insurance to protect themselves if something happens on the premises. Along with this, certain professions need liability waivers if an injury, physical or mental, may occur. This includes gyms, doctors’ offices, and individuals like life coaches. The waiver serves many purposes, which you can discuss in depth with your…

While the term “social media” may imply casual, personal interaction, in reality it has become tremendously important in the business world in terms of marketing, brand development and protection, and employment. As you incorporate social media into your company’s operations, Seattle business lawyers and other legal experts advise you to tread carefully. When Employee Use…

When you have a product to sell online, it’s not difficult to find web hosting or software that enables you to quickly set up a shopping cart feature on your website. Before you add eCommerce to your website though, it’s important for you to know the security and privacy laws that your website will have…

The promise of work is enough to get most freelancers or independent contractors fired up. As any contract review attorney Seattle will tell you, before plunging ahead with a new project, smart freelancers take the time to draw up a contract. The contract will clarify the work to be done, who will be responsible for…