Here are the top three causes of commercial litigation cases. There are many different reasons that a lawsuit in Arizona can arise related to your business and these are referred to as instances of commercial litigation. There are many different types of cases that fall under the umbrella of commercial litigation. Some of the most common cases involved in these scenarios include breach of contract, employer and employee disputes and fraud and deceptive practices.

Breach of Contract

Breach of contract cases refer to any situation where a party to an a contract refuses to hold up their end of an existing contract. You may be entitled to fight for damages if the other party’s unwillingness to comply with the terms of the contract has harmed your business. Walking through your options with an Arizona business attorney is strongly recommended if you are not sure of the avenue to take once a contract is breached.

Employer and Employee Disputes

Employer and employee disputes can center upon issues like discrimination, unpaid wages,   or overtime. They may also be related to various contracts associated with your company such as a non-compete agreement.  These can generate lengthy and costly legal battles. Consulting with an Arizona business or commercial litigation attorney can be extremely helpful either to help prevent these disputes from happening or to handle them when they arise. Having the right documentation in place is critical, but you may also need an attorney to rely on if disputes do happen.

Fraud and Deceptive Practices

Fraud and deceptive practices are situations where a business is accused of not being totally honest in representing their company, products or services in the course of conducting business. This could also refer to situations where intellectual property has been misused or if a trade secret has been revealed to potentially harm another business. It is a serious matter to deal with a complex issue like this, and you should not hesitate to get legal advice as soon as possible. As a business owner, how you respond to challenges like this can have a significant impact on the future of your company.

 All of these situations warrant the insight of a knowledgeable Arizona business or commercial litigation attorney. You should seek out legal advice as soon as possible in these circumstances as it could have a significant impact on the outcome of your case.

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