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April 2015 Archives

Walmart facing lawsuit from union over store closures

Walmart is facing a lawsuit from a labor union after closing five of its stores in Texas, Oklahoma, Florida and California. According to the National Labor Relations Board claim that was filed by the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union on April 20, the retail giant closed the stores to retaliate against workers who were trying to organize.

Remedies for trade secrets violations in Texas

Many Texas businesses have trade secrets, such as formulas, computer codes or others, that they have taken reasonable steps to protect. In the event a person or another business violates the business's trade secret protections, either by reverse engineering or through other means, the owner may take legal steps in order to obtain appropriate remedies.

Forming an LLC in Texas

In Texas, a limited liability company may consist of a single owner, two partners or many owners. These owners are known as members. For tax purposes, an LLC operates more like a partnership than a corporation in that members in most cases report profits and losses on their personal income tax returns. There is no federal tax on the LLC itself, and tax returns must be filed on the business as a corporation, a sole proprietorship or a partnership. There may be advantages to filing returns as an S-Corp.

The potential pitfalls of an Internet business

Texas residents interested in running their own company may wish to know about some of the potential dangers of starting an Internet business. Due to the number of fraudulent business opportunities that are present, any proposal that is received should be carefully reviewed.

Supreme Court sets precedent ruling in favor of trademark holder

Dallas businesses may be interested in the story of one legal battle that has been resolved after over a decade. Now, the nation's highest court has weighed in on the question of whether one company was violating the intellectual property rights of another.