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Litigation woes persist for Dell-EMC merger

North Dakota residents who follow the technology sector will no doubt be aware of the proposed merger between Dell Inc. and EMC Corp. The $60 million dollar deal was first proposed in October 2015, and an EMC filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission indicates that it will likely be completed by Sept. 30. However, the path from proposal to completion has not been an easy one for the technology powerhouses, and at least one of 15 class action lawsuits filed in connection with the deal will be heard by an appeals court.

Bollywood star sued for $500K for breach of contract

North Dakota fans of Bollywood star Mohit Chauhan might be interested in learning that he is currently facing a civil lawsuit in the U.S. alleging that he breached a contract to perform. According to sources, the plaintiff company is demanding that he be ordered to pay them half a million dollars in damages.

Univision sues Charter Communications for breach of contract

Cable users living in North Dakota may know that two well-known cable providers, Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable, merged in May 2016. However, one of the largest programmers in the country, Univision, filed a lawsuit against Charter on July 8 over a contract dispute.

General liability business disputes

When operating any kind of business, whether big or small, there is the possibility that your business may become involved in a liability lawsuit. It is generally required for any business to carry some form of general liability insurance to protect your business from crippling losses in the even of such a suit. General Liability suits occur mostly in four different areas.

You always hope the other side defaults

During litigation, you presume the other side is going to fight as aggressively as you are to win. However, on occasion, you may come across another party who folds almost immediately or shortly after the litigation begins. This can be optimal, although how optimal may depend on the reason behind the default.

Timing is everything: the collapse of a ND oilfield business

The failure of a business is never a pleasant experience. Sometimes, a market is overcrowded and the weaker businesses get left behind. For others, it may be poor management and incompetence. And yet others may be pulled under when an entire market fails, as when the dot-com bubble burst, the collapse of the real estate/construction market last decade, or the crash in oil prices in the last year.

Hepatitis C outbreak leads to business litigation

When you think about the parties to a personal injury lawsuit, you typically may think of a person suing a driver of a vehicle, a doctor or a hospital or some other person or entity that caused their injuries. We may not think of a business suing another business.

Protecting intellectual property in North Dakota

Business owners in North Dakota who do not take the proper steps to protect their assets may be setting themselves up for expensive and time-consuming litigation. According to a report from The Washington Post, the world economy suffers a $445 billion loss every year due to economic espionage and cybercrimes, a significant portion of which is attributable to the theft of intellectual property.

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