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(Revised from original 2009 version)
Urban Decay: A Great Idea
Casual discussions of ideas for a new business can have unintended legal consequences and expectations about founder status and ownership shares may diverge widely. Using facts from a litigated case, the concept of inadvertent formation of a partnership is explored.
Keywords: Business Startups;
Lawsuits and Litigation;
Partners and Partnerships;
Goldberg, Lena G. "Urban Decay: A Great Idea." Harvard Business School Case 310-032, August 2011. (Revised from original September 2009 version.)