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Common Reasons Why Business Litigation Happens

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If you have a business, it’s important to reduce risk in every aspect possible, in order to help prevent litigation from happening. When something goes awry in the business, it can have a serious impact on operations, reputation, and profit. The most common reasons why business litigation arise are listed below:

Breach of Contract

Most businesses are going to use a contract at some point or another, as these documents define their relationships with clients, vendors, contactors, and business partners. Contracts outline the agreements made between each party, and aims to clarify everyone’s responsibilities. When the contract is not written well, disputes can develop which may be resolved inside or outside of the courtroom. 

Negligence Torts

When a person’s actions were reasonably not safe and it led to another’s injury or property damage, this can result in a negligence tort. For example, if a restaurant owner failed to address a leak that caused someone to slip and fall, that person can sue for damages related to medical bills and lost wages. 

Employment Discrimination

A lawsuit may be filed against a business for claims of discrimination, wrongful termination, and/or harassment. There are anti-discrimination laws on the state and federal level that safeguard employees from adverse treatment due to a protected characteristic, such as: 

  • Race
  • Sex
  • Religion
  • Pregnancy status
  • Age
  • Disability

Intellectual Property Infringement

Businesses are advised to take a proactive approach in protecting their intellectual property from infringement. It is recommended that business owners register trademarks, patents, copyrights, company slogans, logos, etc., to such an extent that other parties won’t even want to try and copy it. 

As the litigation law firm professionals at Brown Kiely, LLP knows and has seen before, litigation can interrupt business function and cause financial loss, so preventative measures must be sought. 

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