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Energy drink giants sue on claims of unfair business practices

Energy drinks have experienced tremendous growth over the years and are popular among those in Tennessee who are interested in maintaining their good health as well as giving them the energy they need to go about their day. However, energy drink companies are businesses, and as such, cannot engage in actions that unlawfully cause their competitors to suffer financial damages. When such situations arise, business and commercial litigation may ensue.

Name 'Mountain Dew' is the subject of ongoing business litigation

Making "moonshine" is an important part of the history and culture of many areas in the Appalachian region, including Tennessee. Distilleries in the state will want to name their products in a way that encourages people to buy the product, but some may find some roadblocks along the way.

Tennessee businesses may face commercial disparagement

The business world in Tennessee can be cut-throat at times, but in general businesses act with integrity. Unfortunately, there will be those who will intentionally spread false information about a business, in order to prevent a third business from engaging in business deals or other commercial practices with that business, in order to cause that business to suffer financial losses. Depending on the circumstances, such unfair business practices could be considered commercial disparagement.

Tennessee businesses do not have to handle legal disputes alone

Tennessee is home to many businesses from small sole proprietorships to large conglomerates. Running a business is no easy matter, but many successful entrepreneurs in Tennessee work hard to see their enterprise thrive. However, no matter how much success a business sees, it is inevitable that legal problems will arise.

What constitutes 'tortious interference' in Tennessee?

The business world can be cut-throat at times, but for the most part business people in Tennessee engage in activities that, while competitive, are still lawful. However, sometimes a person will take this competition too far, and engage in interference with business relationships and contracts. Also known as "tortious interference" this takes place when one party, with the intention of causing another party financial damage, interferes with business relationships or contracts that party has with a third party.

Contract disputes can include allegations of breach

When two businesses in Tennessee enter into a contract, they naturally expect that they will both follow through on their obligations under the contract. Unfortunately, that doesn't always happen, and contractual disputes arise. Sometimes a party fails to fulfill part or all of what they promised to per the terms of the agreement. When that happens, this is referred to as a "breach of contract," and it may form the basis of a lawsuit.

Business disputes in Tennessee can be legally complex

Business owners in Tennessee, whether they own and operate a fledgling small business or whether they are the head of a major corporation all have their eyes on making their businesses as profitable as possible. This involves a lot of legal transactions -- from sales and purchases, to employee contracts, to mergers and acquisitions. Any of these transactions can be very legally complex. Moreover, there are many state and federal regulations businesses must follow in Tennessee.

Tennessee businesses may benefit from mediation or arbitration

There are many different types of disputes a business in Tennessee could have with employees or other businesses. It may seem like the only way to resolve these disputes is through litigation. However, before resorting to filing a lawsuit, businesses may want to consider some alternatives to litigation: mediation and arbitration.

Musk settlement with SEC avoids need for business litigation

Electric cars are an environmentally-friendly mode of transportation that may one day be available to the average consumer. Tennessee residents may be familiar with the company Tesla and its chief executive officer, Elon Musk. Tesla produces electric cars, but the company is not without controversy.

Can business litigation be avoided through a release agreement?

People in Tennessee who have gone indoor skydiving, taken their children to trampoline parks or who have participated in recreational sports may have signed an agreement to not hold the facility liable if they are injured on the premises. Known as a "release" or "hold harmless" agreement, these documents may contain language that the participant assumes the risk that an injury might occur. However, are such agreements enforceable should there be a contractual dispute?

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