legal advice

Beware of the Long Arm Of the Law

Jean Warshaw, Beauty & The Law columnist
Do you know that your business may be sued in a distant state based on your Internet site?

Your beauty business is probably headquartered in the state where you and most of your employees live. When can another state reach out and make you defend a lawsuit in that other state? Going to another state to defend yourself could be an expensive undertaking, requiring you to hire new lawyers you have never worked with before, travel long distances to attend depositions and court hearings, and put your witnesses up in hotels during the trial.