September 2014 Archives

What are common business torts?

If you asked the average entrepreneur what a business tort is, chances are they would not be able to answer the question. Some may think that it is a baked good, and others would understand that it is the basis for a lawsuit. Regardless, knowing what business torts are can be helpful for the prudent small business person so that when a lawsuit is filed, they may have a basic understanding of what they are being accused of.

Appeals court dismisses lawsuit against Yelp

San Francisco based Yelp has changed the way that small businesses can get noticed...for better or for worse. The website has essentially become a platform for consumers of products and services can express their experiences. Those who love a retailer or restaurant can sing their praises and give glowing reviews. Those who had less than stellar experiences would be able to do the same.

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