One litigant in a civil fraud dispute contends that it is owed about $100 million in damages for so-called "lost promotional value" it suffered owing to the bad-faith actions of a prominent athlete -- a global icon -- it sponsored for years.
In the world of business centrally marked by small and mid-sized enterprises, perhaps nothing is more fundamental and critically important than the relationship between owners and vendors/suppliers.
A blue square interlocked with a green square. A green square interlocked with a purple square, which from a central position also links to a blue square.
What is allegedly locked up in a humungous safe that the New York Times notes is "encased in two feet of concrete and guarded by video cameras and motion detectors?"
Everyone's honest in real estate negotiations and deals, right?
Would-be homeowners in Ventura County, the San Fernando Valley and elsewhere across the vast regional expanse of the Los Angeles metropolitan area must obviously exercise due care in working with agents/brokers who are representing them in the purchase or sale of property.
OK, so you're not a top-10 American business entity in terms of assets and revenue.
One bad apple ... .
It's one thing when, say, a propeller blade on a portable fan you just bought isn't working properly.