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Owner dispute regarding theft a matter for the courts, cops say

Business relationships are some of the most complex. They are forged on a common goal to succeed, as well as a deep sense of trust that all parties will have the best interests of the company at heart. In many cases, financial disputes or unsteady personal relationships can fracture a Las Vegas organization’s foundation in severe ways and threaten the future of the business.

One business in San Francisco has temporarily closed its doors after two individuals, both claiming to be business owners, got into an unspecified dispute. After a very short yet complex investigation, the police have claimed that the issue is a matter for the courts.

Reports indicate that police were called to the business after the store’s alleged owner claimed that over $1 million dollars’ worth of goods had been stolen from the premises. After further investigation, the police contacted the supposed thief who claims that he has every right to the goods because he is the real owner of the store.

Initially, the police were told that the man who took the merchandise was an employee that had been let go. The supposed thief admitted to taking the goods following a dispute with the other man who sources identified as the business partner. The owner said that he rented a moving truck and took what he could fit in it.

Business disputes such as these are often settled after business litigation claims are filed. In some instances, a lawyer can help mediate the matter before it gets taken to court.

Source: SF Examiner, “Theft from shop inside Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco disputed by suspect,” Mike Aldax, Oct. 15, 2013

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