The Ashley Madison Hack: What Other Online Businesses Need to Be Aware Of

On behalf of The Myers Law Group posted in Business on Wednesday, September 9, 2015. The recent leak of the names and other identifying information of 30 million users of the Ashley Madison website has intensified the discussion about privacy on the Internet. The Ashley Madison hack is the latest in a series of notable online data and privacy breaches. The nonprofit Identity Theft Center recently counted 519 data breaches so far this year, which have targeted businesses, government agencies, and other institutions. The result is that nearly 140 million records have been exposed. Some records are more sensitive than others. Ashley Madison is [...]

Trump’s Breach of Contract Issues

On behalf of The Myers Law Group posted in Business on Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Donald Trump's comments about immigrants may have negative legal consequences, but not if he can help it. Trump has sued the organization of celebrity chef Jose Andrés, seeking $10 million in damages for breach of contract after Andrés backed out of a deal to open the flagship restaurant in Trump's redevelopment of the historic Old Post Office Pavilion. Andrés, like other business owners, severed his connection with Trump upon hearing Trump's comments about Mexican immigrants. Andrés explained that working with Trump is "impossible" because Trump's comments and behavior made [...]

Do I Really Need a Contract?

On behalf of The Myers Law Group posted in Business on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. When you form an agreement with another person, you may wonder if, or why, you need a contract. After all, you know the other guy (or girl), and contracts seem so formal, like something lawyers made up. Perhaps you were recently asked to sign an agreement and wondered "Why doesn't this person just trust me?" Many couples choose not to have a pre-nuptial agreement for this very reason - it may be seen as reflecting a lack of trust in one's partner and it seems less romantic to plan [...]