Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses McDonald’s Being Sued Over Unwanted Cheese

Business owners have to be ready for anything. Sometimes, lawsuits spring up for the most unexpected reason. For example, McDonald’s was probably not expecting to need to defend itself against allegations of “unwanted and undelivered cheese,” but that is the current situation. In this somewhat bizarre lawsuit, McDonald’s customers have accused the restaurant of overcharging […]

Naperville Business Law Attorney Discusses Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Against Mexican Food Chain

When you own a business that employs a staff, it is extremely important to make all personnel-related decisions carefully. Hiring and maintaining the right people are essential to the success of your company, but terminating those who are not pulling their weight is equally critical. As a business law attorney, I recognize that virtually all […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Talks About Apple Slowing Older Phones

Nothing is more important to a business than its loyal customers are. A client-base that continually returns for new products can provide the stability that your company needs, not to mention the revenue that comes along with their regular purchases. Brand loyalty is especially valuable for businesses in tech-based industries, and you would be hard-pressed […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Lawsuit Against Payday Lender Over Non-Compete Agreements

A non-compete agreement is a contract between an employee and an employer in which the employee agrees not to work for a competitor during his or her current employment and, often, for a defined period of time after he or she leaves the job. Many employers require new employees to sign non-competition agreements before starting […]

Network Sued for Using Boxing Legend’s Identity

When you sit down to watch a professional sports contest on television, you expect to see advertisements and promotional pieces that include images of some of the players and coaches apart from the game itself. The broadcast may go to and from commercial breaks with dramatic studio shots of the athletes in an effort to […]

Store Owners File Lawsuit Against Credit Card Companies Over Chip Readers

For a number of years now, self-service credit card machines have allowed customers at retail establishments around the country to pay for their merchandise without ever handing the cashier their credit card. If you have used one recently, you may have been told to insert your card into a different slot than before—one that is […]

Chicago Pizzeria Hit With Copyright Infringement Suit Over Karaoke

If you own a business that manufactures or distributes physical goods, it is relatively easy to be sure that you are being compensated by anyone wishing to own or use your products. Other companies, of course, do not have the right to duplicate your proprietary products, but, in most cases, customers must purchase them directly […]

Naperville Business Attorney Discusses Lawsuit Filed by DraftKings Against Attorney General

In many small businesses and corporate offices—including a large number of my business clients—this week marks the beginning of a month-long, friendly competition linked to the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament. Diehard fans and casual spectators alike tend to participate in the so-called “March Madness” festivities by filling out a bracket—predicting winners in all of […]

Tips For Avoiding An Employee Lawsuit

As small business owners look to the New Year, most will be considering new goals or practices that will help grow the business and exceed the successes of this year. Some business owners will work on developing new and interesting ways to turn a profit, others will begin brick and mortar renovations that will increase […]

Class Action Lawsuit may Impact Internship Programs

Small business owners who use interns should carefully watch the outcome of a high-profile class action lawsuit filed against the magazine giant Condé Nast. The Litigation In June, two interns, Lauren Ballinger, a former intern at W Magazine, and Matthew Lieb, a former intern at the New Yorker filed suit against the magazine media conglomerate […]