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Breach Of Contract Disputes Between Commercial Tenants And Their Landlords

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Disputes with landlords over poorly maintained rental properties are stressful.  When you are a tenant of a residential property, your frustration about repairs your landlord failed to make can escalate quickly, because every time you walk past the water-damaged living room wall or try to operate the defective faucets in the kitchen or bathroom,… Read More »

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When Multiple Companies Are In Charge Of A Real Estate Property, Lawsuits Get Complicated

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

The pitfalls and annoyances of being a landlord are well known; if you want to avert a family feud at a holiday gathering by avoiding discussions about politics, you can just ask your uncle who rents out a house that he owns about how much the tenants get on his nerves.  Disputes between landlords… Read More »

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Dupont Circle Restaurant Owner Settles Non-Compete Dispute with Chef

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Many employers ask the employees they hire for highly specialized and skilled positions to sign non-compete agreements when they begin their employment.  The non-compete agreements, or even non-compete clauses in employment contracts, often restrict the employee from working for a competitor or the employer, or establishing a new business in direct competition with the… Read More »

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Resolving Washington DC Business Disputes with Mediation or Arbitration

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

No business owner wants to find themselves in the middle of a nasty business dispute, but it is a risk anyone who owns a business faces. Resolving the dispute in the most timely and cost-efficient manner should be your number one priority. Otherwise, a business dispute takes you away from your business — physically… Read More »

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Ways to Reduce Risk of Partnership Disputes in Washington DC

By Tobin O’Connor & Ewing |

Many clients come to us once a business dispute has already materialized. This means stress levels are on the rise, and you could be facing expensive legal costs in order to resolve the matter. If you have a partnership, it’s important to meet with a Washington DC business litigation attorney who can help you… Read More »

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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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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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