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November 2014 Archives

Will franchising help alleviate Tesla's legal woes?

Did you know that in the United States, direct to consumer sales of motor vehicles are prohibited by franchise law? If you said no, you're not alone. As complicated as business law may seem, franchise law adds a whole other level that can blindside a growing company or business if they're not careful. Our Pasadena readers can see this happening with Tesla Motors at this very moment.

Amazon settles contract dispute with book publisher Hachette

Thanks to huge advancements in technology, publishing has changed considerably in the last decade. Printed books and magazines have given rise to e-readers and tablets that offer the same product but for a fraction of the cost. But while technology has changed how people access printed materials, there is one thing that has remained relatively the same: contract negotiations.

Things to consider when performing a business merger

In any given industry there is always going to be a competitor. This is not just a fact of life but a fact of the law. According to federal anti-trust laws, competition is necessary is any given industry to avoid creating a monopoly, which could drive up prices and negatively affect consumers.

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