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Shareholder disputes: Papa John's pizza involved in lawsuit

It often takes many people to help run a successful business. Typically, companies create boards with shareholders that can have at least some say in how certain operations within the company take place. However, it is not uncommon for shareholder disputes to take place when one or more shareholders become disgruntled with how the business is running.

Employee contract disputes lead to termination

One of the more common contracts a business in Ohio may use is the employment contract, and many of those contain noncompete agreements. While an employee may feel the noncompete agreement potentially hinders his or her ability to pursue better opportunities in a chosen field, there are ways to negotiate such contract disputes. Unfortunately, without the proper legal assistance, seeking a release from a noncompete agreement may result in negative consequences.

Papa John's shareholder disputes places company at risk

Better ingredients may make better pizza, but they don't always make better business. When the brand of a company is tied to the identity of the founder and CEO, it may be difficult to salvage the reputation of the product if the founder's own reputation is in trouble. Ohio fans of Papa John's pizza may be following the shareholder disputes that could affect the future of the chain.

Kohls facing further business litigation over staff pay

Employers in Ohio and elsewhere do what they can to ensure their staff members are being paid fairly, yet at the same time not to the detriment of their companies. Certain laws allow employers to withhold overtime pay if their employees are classified in a certain way and their job duties meet the necessary requirements for that class. It is not uncommon for employees to fight such classifications, resulting in companies requiring assistance with business litigation.

Shareholder disputes cause controversy within CBS

Investors, stockholders and board members all have a vested interest in businesses with which they are associated. In each case, the individual is often motivated to do what he or she believes will provide the greatest return to both the company and the individual. As a result, these individual can disagree about how specific business decisions and funds are handled, thus leading to shareholder disputes within the Ohio business.

Wynn Resorts at center of shareholder disputes

As a business grows, so does its potential for profits and controversy. Business growth often means there is a need to enlist additional employees, and if the Ohio business is a corporation, it may mean there is a need to expand the company's board of directors. With this increase in both profits and people, there is also the increased possibility for shareholder disputes.

Zillow directors at center of shareholder disputes

An intentional oversight, not sharing the truth or misleading information -- these are all statements that can be used to describe the interactions among some business professionals. In many cases, the damage done is minimal or nonexistent and the matter is never taken into further consideration. However, in other cases, potential damage exists, shareholder disputes become apparent and the business may suffer. Ohio business professionals typically try to avoid the later scenario.

Dinn, Hochman & Potter, LLC Ranked as a Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report for 2018

The U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on an intensive evaluation process which includes collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. In order to be eligible for a ranking in a particular practice area and metro region, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who is currently recognized in Best Lawyers in that particular practice area and metro. Dinn, Hochman & Potter, LLC is ranked as a top commercial litigation law firm in the Cleveland metropolitan area. 

Shareholder disputes can have a negative impact on a company

In order to operate, companies need funding. This funding can come from a variety of sources, including traditional bank loans and stock sales. The manner in which an Ohio company is funded often depends upon the type of company, the market in which it operates and the public's interest in the company. Many companies find it advantageous to open their company up to shareholders; however, such action also opens the door for possible shareholder disputes.

Contract disputes and nondisclosure agreements

Ohio businesses often have information that they do not want made available to the general public or a competitor. Yet, this information must typically be shared to some extent in order for business to be conducted. Depending on how this information is shared and with whom, contract disputes may arise.

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