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October 2012 Archives

When a small business gets sued

No small business owner wants to open their mail on Monday morning and find a letter from an angry customer or former employee, or even worse, a notice from the local court. While some legal correspondence is a matter of formality and doesn't signal any greater trouble, it's important to take the time to look into each possible claim against your business and figure out if it needs to be resolved.

Litigation between merchants and credit card companies continues

Earlier this summer credit card companies and banks offered a settlement in a class action lawsuit brought by merchants over alleged price-fixing of their fees. The plaintiffs who are a part of the class that is suing are companies of various sizes that deal with regular credit card transactions that incur fees from banks and credit card companies. In addition to the named plaintiffs who have officially joined the class, trade associations are also involved, as is an attorney representing qualified merchants who may not be aware of the lawsuit or haven't joined it formally.

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