Legal disputes are often complicated, but commercial legal disputes are particularly complex. They often involve multiple parties and a great deal of paperwork including business transactions, contracts, and more. The main types of business litigation involve shareholder and partnership disputes, breaches of contract, fraud, and business interference. When business owners are facing any of these legal issues, they need the help of an experienced Canton business litigation lawyer that can represent them and protect their best interests at all times.
Disputes between shareholders or partners must be handled swiftly, but delicately, due to the possible damage it could cause the business. A few of the most common types of shareholder and partnership disputes are:
An attorney can help shareholders and partners settle these disputes regardless of whether the relationship is still intact, or has broken down completely.
There are many relationships within a business and the rights and responsibilities of the individuals in those relationships are typically outlined in a contract. Sometimes, there is no official contract but one has been formed due to the conduct or actions of those involved.
Breach of contract violations, regardless of whether those contracts are written or oral, can have a damaging financial impact for all those involved. Business owners must hold individuals accountable when they have breached a contract, yet should also be prepared to defend against false accusations of breach of contract.
It is not pleasant to think about, but business owners are sometimes defrauded by vendors, employees, and contractors. When that is the case, business owners can hold them responsible for paying restitution and any damages or losses they sustained due to the fraud. Unfortunately, business owners sometimes face allegations of fraud. These can be complex cases, such as whistleblower lawsuits, or they can be less complicated, such as a disgruntled employee claiming you defrauded them out of benefits or pay.
Business owners have the right to run their business without interference from third parties. When someone does interfere and it has a negative impact on their business, those business owners can file a lawsuit. This area of business litigation often occurs between competitors. It can also apply to employee-employer relationships in which a non-compete contract existed. If a third party interferes with the ability of a party named in a contract to fulfill their responsibilities, this another type of business interference.
Litigation is not the most exciting thing to think about when starting a new business, but it is important you do. It is better to have a team of Canton business litigation attorneys at your side from the very beginning, and before you run into a legal dispute.
If you are the owner of a business, you need the experienced Canton business litigation attorneys at Niekamp, Weisensell, Mutersbaugh & Mastrantonio, LLP working for you. Call us today or fill out our online form for your free consultation and learn how we will ensure your rights are upheld in any legal dispute.
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