Brevard County is known, among other things, for its abundance of fine golf courses. Fans here look forward each year to the Masters, perhaps the sport's most prestigious tournament. The company that owns both the Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters tournament...
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Business litigation: Florida software company takes on a giant
On Behalf of Goldman, Monaghan, Thakkar & Bettin, P.A. | Aug 1, 2017 | Business Litigation
If you get on I-95 here in Brevard County and drive south along the coast for two hours or so, you will arrive in Delray Beach. The city is known for its dunes, wetlands and beaches, but might one day be known as the home of CustomPlay.The movie software firm recently...
Florida business lawsuit began at tailgate party, ended in court
On Behalf of Goldman, Monaghan, Thakkar & Bettin, P.A. | Jul 12, 2017 | Business Litigation
The dispute began innocently enough, it seems, with a conversation between a real estate broker and an executive with Florida Power & Light Co. The conversation wasn't in an impressive corporate boardroom; it took place instead during a Florida State University...
Protecting trademarks: Is litigation always the answer?
On Behalf of Goldman, Monaghan, Thakkar & Bettin, P.A. | Mar 27, 2017 | Business Litigation
Trademarks, copyrights and other means of protecting intellectual property can be critical to a company's success. They protect products, services and designs that are unique to one company and give it a competitive edge.However, these protections can only be...
What monetary damages can be sought in a breach of contract case?
On Behalf of Goldman, Monaghan, Thakkar & Bettin, P.A. | Dec 7, 2016 | Business Litigation
Brevard County companies often put a great deal on the line when they agree to a business contract. In fact, it is not uncommon for a broken contract to hurt one party so badly that it needs to shut down its business operations entirely.In these types of situations,...
Federal lawsuit challenges Treasury’s tax inversion rules
On Behalf of Goldman, Monaghan, Thakkar & Bettin, P.A. | Aug 11, 2016 | Business Litigation
For over three decades, dozens of companies based here in the U.S. -- from Medtronic to Burger King -- have utilized a strategy known as inversion to reduce their corporate tax liability.For those unfamiliar with this concept, an inversion occurs when a U.S. company...
Legal problems continue to mount for popular burrito chain
On Behalf of Goldman, Monaghan, Thakkar & Bettin, P.A. | Jul 20, 2016 | Business Litigation
It's been a difficult year for Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., the ubiquitous burrito chain long known for its dedication to using fresh and healthy ingredients. That's because in the wake of a food safety scandal that saw customers across the nation sickened by...
Understanding the fiduciary duties of directors, corporate officers – II
On Behalf of Goldman, Monaghan, Thakkar & Bettin, P.A. | Jul 3, 2016 | Business Litigation
In a previous post, we began discussing how the business entity of choice for many entrepreneurs is the corporation owing to its provision of limited liability to directors and officers. In other words, these parties cannot be held personally liable for the debts and...
Understanding the fiduciary duties of directors, corporate officers
On Behalf of Goldman, Monaghan, Thakkar & Bettin, P.A. | Jun 14, 2016 | Business Litigation
Without a doubt, one of the most important decisions that a group of entrepreneurs will ever have to make is how they choose to organize their business. That's because each possible option -- from a limited liability company to a limited partnership -- has its own set...
Track star hit with breach of contract lawsuit weeks before Olympic trials
On Behalf of Goldman, Monaghan, Thakkar & Bettin, P.A. | May 25, 2016 | Business Litigation
With the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro only a few months away, athletes across the nation are now stepping up their training regimens in preparation for the upcoming trials, as their performance there will dictate whether they are part of Team USA.It goes...
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