For businesses in Florida and across the nation, protecting proprietary information could prove essential to safeguarding the longevity of the company. Should another party attempt to obtain this information through unlawful methods, a company may wish to protect its business interests through litigation. A company in another state was recently awarded a $706 million judgment after another party used a computer program to steal trade secrets.
Upon hiring new employees, companies in Florida and elsewhere might seek to protect their business interests by requiring them to sign a noncompete agreement. Companies may use these agreements to prevent employees from obtaining employment with a competitor for a set period after resigning from their position. However, should a business close down, there could be some level of debate as to whether the agreement is enforceable, and noncompete disputes that take place under similar circumstances can be complex.
For startup companies in Florida and elsewhere, entering a business relationship with a major corporation can be an exciting prospect. Prior to sharing trade secrets with a larger entity, smaller businesses may find it beneficial to protect their business interests and prevent trade secret disputes by ensuring a contract is signed. A wireless power company named NuCurrent has recently filed a lawsuit against Samsung, accusing the company of stealing proprietary wireless phone charging technology and using it in certain products.
Being treated unfairly at work solely based on one's sex is a situation that no individual in Florida should ever have to experience. Unfortunately, similar incidents are far too common, and discrimination of this nature can be exceedingly harmful. A lawsuit has recently been filed against a city in another state after two firefighters claimed they were subjected to years of unlawful treatment based on their sex.
The Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the freedom of speech. However, that right only exists until it violates the rights of someone else. For instance, if someone makes statements that tarnish another person's reputation, it could be cause for civil litigation.