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How a Solid Buy-Sell Agreement Can Avoid a Bad Business Breakup

Like a prenuptial agreement in a marriage, a buy-sell agreement is a crucial tool for preventing a messy and potentially disastrous business divorce. This goes beyond disputes over division of Read More

When Can an “Opinion” Become a Defamatory Statement?

Defamation is publishing a false statement that causes harm to another person’s or organization’s reputation. A defamation lawsuit can be brought only if the statement is an assertion of fact, Read More

Red Flags That Your Lawyer May Be Committing Malpractice

Legal malpractice is easy to define but often hard to spot as it occurs. In general, it means a lawyer failed to exercise the accepted professional standard of care for Read More

What Is Minority Shareholder Oppression That Can Lead to Litigation?

Many businesses have only a few owners or shareholders. This is particularly common among closely held businesses. It is the owners who decide major issues such as selling or purchasing Read More

Proven Ways to Ease the Pain of a Business Divorce

A business divorce occurs when one or more of the company’s owners or partners leave or is forced out by those with a controlling interest. It can happen for myriad Read More

Proving Damages in a Business Defamation Lawsuit

It can take years for a company to develop a reputation among its customers, suppliers, investors and employees. But that reputation can be quickly impaired when someone disseminates falsehoods about Read More

7 Key Clauses to Include in a Terms and Conditions Agreement

As recently as 2018, just half of the country’s small businesses had a website. But today, in the aftermath of pandemic-era lockdowns and closures of physical plants, around 95 percent Read More

What Are the Most Common Forms of Legal Malpractice?

You expect your lawyer to represent you effectively and to work hard to achieve the results you want. However, the fact that the lawyer fell short of your expectations doesn’t Read More

Determining Company Value During a Business Divorce

Dividing property is one of the most important and potentially contentious aspects of business partners falling out and going their separate ways. A business divorce requires that the company be Read More

What to Do if Your Business Gets Sued for Breach of Contract

Contracts have been called the lifeblood of a business, and when unexpected troubles interrupt the flow, the health of the enterprise is affected. Being sued for breach of contract can Read More

Dominion Voting’s $1.6B Suit Against Fox News Shows Challenge of Proving Libel Damages

Libel consists of making untrue, harmful statements to third parties through writing, printing, broadcasting, pictures or other media. Because these means of communication create a record of the defamation, they Read More

FTC Proposes New Rule to Ban Non-compete Agreements

Non-compete agreements are contractual provisions that prohibit certain employees from competing with their employer after they leave the company. Non-competes can help protect your business from ex-employees using your trade Read More

Making a Living Will and Health Care Surrogate Part of Your Estate Planning

Every adult resident of Kentucky should have a living will and designation of health care surrogate. This is a legal document designed to protect you if you become incapacitated and/or Read More

What to Consider Before Starting a Business Divorce

Dissolving a business or ousting one or more of its owners can be catastrophic. In some ways, a business breakup is akin to a married couple divorcing. People who once Read More

Federal Court Jurisdiction in Internet Defamation Cases

Making a false statement about another person may be grounds for the victim to file a defamation action to recover money damages for harm to his or her reputation. Defamation Read More

Valuing a Business When Owners Split Up

It’s common for a business to have more than one owner, each with a substantial financial stake in the company. But partnerships don’t always last, either because businesses fail, owners Read More

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