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February 2016 Archives

Proposed price increase subject of dispute

Even when companies have had long-standing relationships, the process of renewing a contract is not always smooth. This can be the case for many reasons. One party may wish to change terms in a way that is not acceptable to the other. It may also be that issues that had been simmering for some time grow during the contract renewal process.

What can be considered intellectual property?

Intellectual property is a term that you, like many people in Nevada, may have heard of but not fully know what can be considered intellectual property and what cannot. In addition to knowing what is intellectual property, having an understanding about the rights that are associated with such property is important. Breach of any terms may result in a legal dispute.

When Nevada companies may be liable for a defective product

There are several types of claims that could be brought against a manufacturer if a defective product harms a consumer. At Aldrich Law Firm, Ltd., we know how Nevada laws address product liability and when businesses may or may not be liable. Understanding these laws can help you mitigate the risk of litigation and properly defend themselves against claims.

Preventing workplace accidents in Nevada

In 2014, there were more than 39,000 nonfatal workplace injuries reported in Nevada. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the majority of these occupational injuries took place in the private industry, and more than 11,000 cases resulted in the employee missing time from work.

Lawsuit claims solar company duped Nevada couple

Nevada and federal laws dictate the policies by which a company must abide when marketing to consumers. Straying from those guidelines could result in costly business litigation that cites deceptive trade practices, breach of contract and a host of other claims. A recent lawsuit from a couple who live near Reno illustrates what can happen when a business is not as forthcoming as it should be.

Can I appeal a decision from a Nevada probate court?

After losing a loved one, you will understandably have a number of concerns. Aside from the emotional strain that the situation creates, there may also be financial issues at play. The decedent’s estate will have to go through probate if it is worth more than $20,000 or if there is real estate involved. Even if steps to circumvent probate, such as creating a living trust, have been taken, it is possible that some items will have to go through the process.

Know how to spot the signs of unfair competition in Nevada

This country embraces the idea of a free marketplace. This practice can generate positive results for the consumer because companies compete with each other to turn better products or lower prices. In Nevada, businesses are required to abide by laws that dictate the rules of that competition. As our attorneys at Aldrich Law Firm, Ltd., have seen, there are many people who try to circumvent those guidelines. In order to keep your company competitive, you should know how to recognize the signs that someone else is using illegal business practices.

The serious consequences of bankruptcy fraud in Las Vegas

Filing for a Chapter 11 bankruptcy can help a struggling business reorganize and continue operations. According to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada, 122 companies in the Las Vegas area filed for Chapter 11 last year. There is a strict process by which debtors must abide when seeking bankruptcy protection. Straying from those guidelines could result in charges of fraud, which can be devastating not only to the business, but also to the individual.

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