Each year, approximately 85 percent of the 10 billion dollars spent in Missouri and around the country on dental products and services is dominated by three massive companies. Recently, these same companies came under fire from the Federal Trade Commission for...
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Media company accused of breaching fiduciary duty
On Behalf of Long & Robinson, LLC | Mar 27, 2018 | Business Litigation
Corporate board members and other officials in Colorado and throughout the United States have a responsibility, or a fiduciary duty, to act in the best interests of others; in this case, they specifically must act to preserve the value of the corporation. When...
Avoiding IP issues when creating a website
On Behalf of Long & Robinson, LLC | Mar 9, 2018 | Business Litigation
One of the tools entrepreneurs in Missouri can use to promote their business is a website. However, there are certain copyright and trademark pitfalls they should avoid.Using a trademark that belongs to someone else is one mistake that can be avoided by conducting a...
Contracts and AI software
On Behalf of Long & Robinson, LLC | Feb 28, 2018 | Business Litigation
Business owners in Missouri and around the country who routinely enter into contracts may be aware of how difficult it can be to keep up with them. According to estimates, inefficient contracting is responsible for a loss of 5 to 40 percent of the value of a deal....
Family businesses can be a cause of conflict
On Behalf of Long & Robinson, LLC | Feb 1, 2018 | Business Litigation
Entrepreneurs in Missouri may enjoy their business partnerships and ventures with friends and family. The people involved share common commitments, not only to the business but also to each other. However, there can be complicated and difficult problems that arise in...
Apple accused of slowing older iPhones to boost sales
On Behalf of Long & Robinson, LLC | Jan 2, 2018 | Business Litigation
Missouri residents may be aware that recent tests performed by a Geekbench developer revealed that updating the iOS operating system on older iPhones hindered the performance of the devices considerably. Apple subsequently admitted that it was slowing older models to...
State Farm could be liable in accident case
On Behalf of Long & Robinson, LLC | Dec 22, 2017 | Business Litigation
Missouri residents may understand that businesses are looking to save money whenever possible. However, they may also understand that saving money today may ultimately result in paying more in the future. John Eagle Collision center was reportedly pressured by State...
Atari sues Nestlé for copyright and trademark infringement
On Behalf of Long & Robinson, LLC | Aug 22, 2017 | Business Litigation
Missouri gamers might be interested in learning that Atari is suing Nestlé SA, a Swiss corporation, for infringing on its trademarks and copyrights. The lawsuit concerns a video game from Atari called Breakout.According to the court documents, Nestlé...
Blackbeard’s shipwreck lawsuit will proceed
On Behalf of Long & Robinson, LLC | Apr 7, 2017 | Business Litigation
Missouri history buffs might be interested in a lawsuit that is ongoing in a federal district court. The lawsuit, which was filed by a videographer against the state of North Carolina, alleges that the state's Blackbeard's Law is invalid under U.S. copyright law.The...
Bunny battle results in legal action
On Behalf of Long & Robinson, LLC | Mar 3, 2016 | Business Litigation
While Missouri residents may be particularly familiar with the renowned Energizer Bunny, they might be surprised to learn that Duracell, a major competitor of Energizer, has allegedly used a similar pink bunny in its own advertising. Because of the supposed use of...
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