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Breach of Contract
Breach of contract is a legal cause of action and a type of civil wrong, in which a binding agreement or bargained-for exchange is not honored by one or more of the parties to the contract by non-performance or interference with the other party’s performance.
Partnership disputes arise when business partners are no longer in agreement with the terms set out in their partnership agreement. Breach of this contract can arise over many issues, including violation of the agreement, unauthorized disclosure of confidential company information, and legal liability.
Commercial Real Estate
Commercial real estate law regulates the sale and transfer of properties for business use. It also includes other issues, including commercial leases, property and land use, zoning issues, and liquor licensing.
Construction disputes can happen among builders, real estate developers, and property owners. This can range from price disputes over contracts, disputes over construction bids, or a difference in the actual versus the scope of the project, like undue delays or other hardships that are not standard in a contract.
Unfair Business Practice Claims
Unfair business practices happen more often than expected, and they come up in man forms. There is a broad category that includes fraudulent practices within the business and to its consumers, negligent acts, misleading or deceptive advertising, and more.
A non-disclosure violation occurs when one party offers or discloses information or material without prior authorization or approval in connection with a non-disclosure agreement. This usually shows up when a party is entrusted with confidential, sensitive material, often in the course of employment contracts, and the sensitive information is told to friends/family or released to the public.
Business torts are unlawful and wrongful acts committed against another business or individual that result in monetary loss. Some examples of business torts include: breach of trust by a business partner (partnership disputes), false advertising, breach of confidentiality, etc.
A loan dispute occurs when there is any disagreement between a lender and a borrower. At the time of signing a loan agreement, it becomes legally binding. Any subsequent violation of the terms would be a breach of the agreement. The most common types of loan disputes are fraud, breach of contract, discrimination, predatory lending, and foreclosure.
Lender Liability Claims
Lender liability claims arise when a financial institution violates its duty of good faith and fair dealing to its borrower. A lender owes the borrower the duty to treat the borrower fairly, meaning a lender has the duty to make sure the borrower receives good information and advice, as well as maintaining and honest and transparent relationship with the borrower.
A trademark protects your intellectual property. A trademark is a recognizable sign, design, or expression that identifies specific products or services. Trademark litigation arises when your trademark rights are at stake or when a trademark is misused, resulting in loss of trademark rights. Problems with trademarks usually come in the form of trademark infringement, unfair competition, and trademark dilution.
Trademark infringement occurs when the use of a mark by another likely confuses consumers on the source of these goods or services, such as a copy or slightly altered iteration of the trademark. The extent of how the suspected mark causes confusion to the original mark is the standard by which courts use to see if there has been a trademark infringement.
Acquiring rights to a trademark means acquiring the rights to use the mark in sales or advertisement. Rights are acquired by filing a federal trademark application as well as any states you plan to use the trademark in. If approved, this means the filer of the application has the sole rights to use that mark, both actually and constructively.
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