Most businesses in today’s competitive climate rely on the talents of its employees. Employees are often undervalued as a company’s asset – that is, until they leave to join a competitor or start their own business, at which time their value is more realistically... read more
Businesses in South Carolina, around the country and around the world can be found to be using unfair trade practices or unfair competition. These usually come about because companies and individuals are in fierce competition not only to survive, but to thrive in... read more
Shareholder oppression comes in many forms. South Carolina courts have used the terms “freeze out” or “squeeze out” interchangeably. These terms mean “the use by some of the owners or participants in a business enterprise of strategic position, inside information, or... read more
Although there was very little notice by the press or voters, trade secrets lawyers saw a significant development in the law recently. Last month, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA). The DTSA provides a federal counterpart to... read more
When it comes to the early stages of a business, entrepreneurs often take shortcuts. Creating a product and establishing a client base give way to many legal matters. Whether the business is a success or a failure, money ultimately complicates everything. What can go... read more
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