Imagine that you are a government buyer and your job is to find responsible, reliable contractors to meet your agency’s need for products or services. You are looking for outstanding companies that are capable of providing the “best value” to the government. Where do you find such companies?
In a case of first impression, the Montana Supreme Court determined that a commercial tenant could prevail against a landlord on a claim of sexual harassment. In Bates v. Neva, 2014 MT 336, a commercial tenant brought an action against her landlord claiming that the landlord stopped making necessary repairs to the building when the tenant refused his sexual advances. Originally, a hearing officer denied the tenant’s claim that the landlord’s conduct violated the Montana Human Rights Act, but the Human Rights Commission reversed. When the landlord petitioned for judicial review to the local district court, the court vacated the commission's decision and reinstated the hearing officer's decision. Finally, the tenant appealed to the Supreme Court.
Recently, a complaint came in from a small-business owner that someone from Google had called threatening to remove his business from all searches if he didn’t call an account representative right away. The business owner reported the strange call and the Better Business Bureau investigated. When calling the given phone number, we didn’t reach a live person. Instead we were put on hold with a recording that stated the next representative would answer shortly and to have our information ready, including payment method. We never got to talk to a “representative” because after about 15 minutes on hold our call was dropped. As it turns out that the phone number didn’t belong to Google.
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