The 4 Most Common Causes of Business Litigation
Business litigation is something every business has to deal with at one point or the other. This is why in addition to in-house lawyers, large companies have external lawyers to help them with their litigation.
Business Litigation From Breach Of ContractBusinesses operate with contracts. In fact, you can regard contracts as the lifeblood of all businesses. Breach of contract happens when the party you are doing business with fails to stick to its end of the bargain.
In the end, you will have to engage in litigation to either enforce the contract or protect yourself from allegations of breach of contract.
You can prevent this from happening by making sure the terms of the contract are clear and concise. With a good lawyer, you will be able to get a good contract with terms that are clear to the parties and prevent future disputes.
Business Litigation From Employment DiscriminationEmployment discrimination is something many businesses do not want to be involved with. Sadly, the workplace is still rife with discrimination based on race, sex, religion, and so on.
Workers who have suffered employment discrimination in your business are likely to sue you for the discrimination they suffered.
You can prevent this business discrimination from ever occurring by having a well-planned process and keeping adequate documentation of employee complaints.
Business Litigation From Intellectual Property InfringementYour business* intellectual property is a very dear asset, and you should prevent other people from infringing it. One way to prevent infringement is to sue the person or business that infringed on your intellectual property.
You might not have to go through the rigors of business litigation if you can get your lawyer to write a cease and desist letter to warn the infringing party.
Business Litigation From Negligence TortsThis is another major cause of business litigation. These are actions done by your employees or your business, and they result in injury to another person. The people who suffer these injuries can institute business litigation against your business.