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New Business Start Ups and Patent Trolls in Washington DC

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

If you are a new business owner, you likely have more than enough on your plate already trying to get everything up and running, and handling all the challenges that come with the day-to-day operations. The last thing you want to think about is someone suing you when you are just starting out, but… Read More »

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Defending Defamation Lawsuits in Washington DC

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

As a business in the District of Columbia, there are some employment torts where you may find yourself on the receiving end of a lawsuit. One of these is a defamation of character suit. Defamation involves either written (libel) or spoken (slander) words communicated to a third party that involve untrue statements about the… Read More »

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Common Types of Business Torts in Washington DC

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Business torts are wrongs committed against a business entity that bring harm to it. These are often referred to as economic torts and are sometimes intentional, but more often they are caused by negligence. A business entity that suffers financial harm through an intentional or negligent act of another business can ask for monetary… Read More »

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What is Tortious Interference?

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Within the District of Columbia, tortious interference involves a third party disrupting an existing business relationship or contract between two parties. There are two main types of tortious interference —tortious interference with prospective business relations or tortious interference with contract. If tortious interference is proven, the wronged parties are entitled to recover damages for… Read More »

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When an Employee Files an EEOC Claim Against You

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

As an employer, you have a duty to follow all established federal and state laws when it comes to your employees. You cannot discriminate against employees because of their race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, or the fact that they are over 40 years old. These are just a few of the items protected under… Read More »

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Advantages and Disadvantages of S Corporations

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Once you’ve made a decision to create a corporation for your business, there is still the choice of whether to form a C corporation or an S corporation. It’s important to look at the potential advantages and disadvantages of an S corporation before choosing this structure over a traditional corporation, or even an LLC… Read More »

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What to Know about Force Majeure Clauses and Contract Law

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Force majeure means “superior force” and, in a legal context, it’s a specific clause added to various contracts to address potential unforeseen circumstances that would prevent someone, or a business, from fulfilling their end of a contract. It’s common in meeting contracts and IT service contracts, but it’s often misunderstood and misused. Because force… Read More »

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