The President may have legal bases to avoid some of the congressional subpoenas, and may face few legal consequences for ignoring the subpoenas. However, if you are served with a subpoena, you should respond. You may have rights to quash or modify the subpoena. If you do not respond, you could be fined or jailed. It may be useful to contact an attorney if you receive a subpoena to produce information, since you may have a duty to protect customer information.
Recently, a judge in North Carolina awarded a $750,000 judgment to a man that sued the “homewrecker” of his marriage. The case is rare, as Minnesota and most other states have no such law. But, the case highlights a broader issue: be careful not to interfere with an existing contract or business relationship. Otherwise, you could get sued for tortious interference with contract or tortious interference with prospective business advantage.
The US recently sued Edward Snowden for royalties from his speeches and a new book. The lawsuit highlights a broader issue of how companies protect trade secrets. This post discusses the Snowden case, the broader trade secret issues, and offers some practical suggestions.
Can a Corporate Receiver in Minnesota Assert a Veil-Piercing Claim? “No”, According to the Minnesota Supreme Court.
A corporate receiver in Minnesota lacks the power to pursue a pierce-the-corporate-veil claim, according to the Minnesota Supreme Court's recent decision in Aaron Carlson Corp. v. Cohen, No. A18-0100 (Minn. Sept. 11, 2019). A creditor may have a limited ability to pursue civil litigation on a veil-piercing claim in a post-receivership case.
Going to war over a business dispute may be costly to your long-term interests. If your opponent is disagreeable or the subject of the case is highly valuable, then you may have no choice but to gear up for a lengthy fight. Before you gear up for battle, closely consider your long-term goals and discuss them with your litigation attorney.
Should I Be First to Commence a Breach-of-Contract Lawsuit in Minnesota? Lessons from the Zion Williamson Cases.
If you have a contract dispute, there may be advantages to hiring an attorney to commence a lawsuit rather than waiting for your opponent to sue you.