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Detroit lender facing federal lawsuit

Business owners may end up in the court room for any number of reasons, such as fraud, copyright infringement and breach of contract. For companies that have to head to court over allegations of fraud or any other offense in Detroit, it is essential to take a close look at the details of the case. After all, the outcome of a lawsuit targeting a business can have significant consequences.

In Detroit, a U.S. district judge recently ruled that the Justice Department can go after a mortgage lender based in Detroit over allegations of fraud. The Justice Department accuses the lender of fraud between 2007 and 2011. However, the judge said that the Justice Department will only be able to pursue recovery for claims that were dated on April 23, 2009, or later, due to the statute of limitations.

Contract dispute leads to strike in Illinois

For large corporations, small businesses and government agencies, contract disputes can result in a plethora of challenges. In some cases, disputes over a contract may prompt workers to go on strike, which may have a negative impact on business. Furthermore, contract disputes in Chicago and elsewhere in the state of Illinois may lead to steep financial penalties that have lasting consequences. As a result, it is essential for those involved in a contract dispute to carefully assess their options.

In Illinois, workers recently went on strike over a contract dispute, which could have a major effect on state government. For nearly two years since the previous contract expired, the General Assembly has been involved in a standoff with the governor over the state's budget. The governor of the state wishes to freeze wages and increase the number of hours state employees work.

Suit filed in Chicago accuses restaurant of discrimination

In recent years, many business owners have found themselves in the middle of a lawsuit which involves discrimination. Allegations of discrimination may arise for various reasons, whether an employee or customer claims they were discriminated against on the basis of their age, gender, race or another attribute. For businesses in Chicago, these lawsuits can wreak havoc and it is essential for business owners to handle these situations appropriately.

A federal judge recently allowed a blind man to move forward with a discrimination suit he filed against a restaurant. The lawsuit, which was filed in Chicago, accuses a fast food restaurant chain of failing to accommodate customers who are visually impaired. The man, from New Orleans, claims that the restaurant has violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by closing the inside of their restaurant at night and only serving customers who use the drive-through.

Firm in the Detroit area faces federal lawsuit

When a business faces accusations of wrongdoing, they may lose customers and face steep fines. In some cases, businesses in Detroit & Chicago have even been forced to close their doors. By identifying the smartest course of action, some business owners have been able to secure a more favorable outcome and protect their company from the potentially devastating consequences of lawsuits.

A firm in the Detroit area is facing a federal lawsuit over allegations that workers were not paid properly. The lawsuit, originally filed by four restaurant workers in 2016, accuses the company of neglecting to pay workers appropriately, misclassifying employees and failing to provide overtime pay as required.

Chicago business faces discrimination lawsuit

Business owners may find themselves in court for all sorts of reasons, from breaking the terms of a contract to copyright infringement. However, discrimination has become a particularly challenging topic for many businesses. Whether discrimination allegations are true or blown out of proportion, they can have a significant impact on a Chicago business' future, potentially leading to a negative reputation and resulting in costly penalties.

A business in Chicago was recently hit with a lawsuit over accusations that it discriminated against employees based on their age. The lawsuit involves four workers who are in their 50's and 60's, all of whom were given a notice informing them of their right to sue from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In the suit, one worker claims that he was transferred to another location as an act of retaliation for filing a complaint with the EEOC.

Beverage company sued over claims it lies to customers

When allegations of wrongdoing arise, companies of all sizes and across various industries may face all sorts of complications. For example, a business owner may be required to go to court or even close because of the financial ramifications of a lawsuit. Furthermore, business litigation can result in a bad reputation that affects relationships with clients and customers. In Detroit, Chicago and other cities throughout the country, it is essential for companies in this position to evaluate all options.

A popular beverage company has found itself in legal trouble over claims that it lies to customers. In the complaint, the company is accused of using tactics that are similar to those used by tobacco companies to gain customers from a young age. Moreover, those who took action against the beverage company accuse it of trying to minimize the negative health consequences that come with consuming their products.

Contract dispute over Chicago-based TV show settled

From restaurant workers to multinational corporations and even actors, contract disputes can affect people from all walks of life. In Chicago, business owners who find themselves involved in a contract dispute may face a variety of challenges. Aside from significant financial consequences, they may even be forced to close their business, in some cases. As a result, it is pivotal for everyone who is preparing to sign a contract to ensure that the contract is written and reviewed appropriately.

Production on a Chicago-based television show has been delayed due to an ongoing contract dispute involving one of the show's stars. The actress involved in the dispute recently announced on social media that she would be coming back to work on the show, which is in its eighth season, next year. The finale of the show's seventh season is scheduled to air in December.

Restaurant chain to pay $100,000 in settlement

From allegations of wrongful termination to a contract dispute, businesses may find themselves in legal trouble for a wide variety of reasons. In Chicago, and elsewhere in the state of Illinois, it is crucial for business owners to keep an eye out for potential violations and carefully examine their set of circumstances if they are targeted by a lawsuit. Moreover, business owners should carefully review their legal rights whether they are sued by an employee, a competitor or the government.

A settlement was recently reached in a lawsuit involving a restaurant chain in Illinois. The chain, which was facing litigation over non-compete agreements provided to workers, will be required to pay $100,000 to the state of Illinois. The money will be used to increase awareness on non-compete agreements, according to the Attorney General's office.

Handling a business-related lawsuit

As a business owner, you may face various challenges each day, whether you have to let workers go or are experiencing issues with your customers. If your company has been sued, it is critical to do everything you can to protect your business. After all, business litigation can force companies both small and large to close down in Detroit, Chicago and cities throughout the nation. At Pentiuk, Couvreur & Kobiljak, P.C., our law firm knows the numerous pressures that business owners have to deal with and the repercussions that lawsuits can have.

Business-related lawsuits take many forms, from those which involve disputes over contracts and intellectual property to sexual harassment, wrongful termination and discrimination. Unfortunately, some businesses are targeted with lawsuits that are based on false allegations or details that were greatly exaggerated. Sometimes, these accusations carry a harsh social stigma and business owners have difficulty defending themselves.

Telecom company sued by the state of Illinois

From violating the terms of a contract to allegations of wrongful termination or sexual harassment, businesses may find themselves in court for a myriad of reasons. In Chicago, and across the country, all types of businesses can be virtually destroyed by these accusations. Whether a business is large or small, litigation can lead to costly fees, a damaged reputation in the community and other challenges that can spell disaster. Sometimes, lawsuits even force businesses to shut down.

A telecommunications company is facing a lawsuit in Illinois that was recently filed by the state. According to the lawsuit, the telecom firm lied about meeting the state's minority-owned business demands when farming out work. The company was the target of a similar suit in 2015, although it was ultimately dismissed. A spokesperson for the company believes that this lawsuit will also be thrown out.


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