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Tennessee businesses do not have to handle litigation alone

Even the best, most well-managed business in Tennessee can see business disputes arise. Sometimes, these disputes involve employees who feel they were wronged by their employer. Other times, these disputes involve an alleged claim of breach of contract or breach of fiduciary duty. Still other times, a business is accused of violating a regulation.

Tennessee businesses reach settlement in business dispute

Business relationships in Tennessee must be based on honesty and trust in order to be successful. Sometimes two businesses can work together towards a common goal that will ultimately benefit both of them. However, these deals can sour if one business claims that the other business unlawfully misappropriated trade secrets, committed unfair competition or committed defamation.

Tennessee businesses don't always have to litigate their disputes

When a small business owner in Tennessee has a legal dispute, it doesn't always mean the situation will go through an expensive, full-blown trial. Alternatives to traditional litigation exist, such as arbitration and small claims court. These alternatives may be appealing to small business owners, as they often serve as a means to resolve a legal dispute in a relatively quick and less costly manner.

How can mediation help resolve business disputes?

It is almost inevitable if one owns a Tennessee business that sooner or later business disputes will arise. These may be employer-employee disputes, contract disputes or disputes with state and federal regulatory agencies. In general, when business disputes arise, both parties want to reach a satisfactory resolution. To this end, business mediation may be an option that some business owners in Jackson find useful.

Insurance coverage disputes from May 2010 flood continue

People in Jackson may remember the May 2010 flooding in the state that followed two days of torrential downpours. The rainfall was record-breaking, causing flash floods across middle Tennessee. The property damage caused by these floods was extensive. And, as one recent case shows, business litigation regarding insurance claims related to the flooding is still ongoing.

Lawsuits in Tennessee aren't limited to major corporations

Lawsuits involving major corporations routinely make the nightly news and receive a lot of attention. This is because there is often a great deal of money involved in these lawsuits, and when a company is a household name its reputation is on the line. However, even small businesses can be the subject of business litigation. Small business owners in Jackson should be aware of the fact that a lawsuit could cause their business to suffer financial damages that could ultimately lead to it shutting its doors and ceasing operations for good. There are certain types of issues that could lead to business litigation that small business owners should know about.

Arbitration may be an alternative to litigation in Tennessee

Some business owners in Tennessee might be under the impression that if they have a business dispute, their only option is to litigate the matter before a judge in a trial. However, the litigation process can be costly, both in time and finances, that the business could be using to better itself. Litigation can also have a negative effect on worker morale and could tarnish the business' reputation. What business owners may not know is that not every dispute needs to be litigated. Alternative dispute resolution processes, such as arbitration, may be a possibility.

Resolving business disputes in Tennessee

It is almost inevitable these days that disputes will rise between businesses in Tennessee, leading to potential business litigation. For example, contracts could be breached, there could be antitrust violations, there could be interference with business relationships and contracts, there could be violations of a business's trade secrets or copyrights and more. It can be very time-consuming and costly for a business to try to handle these types of disputes alone. Fortunately, dedicated business law attorneys are available to help with business legal needs, so the business can focus on its day-to-day operations.

When are contractual disputes material versus minor?

Contracts form the backbone of most business dealings in Jackson. Both sides to a contract intend to benefit from it in some way. For example, they may gain a good or service in exchange for money. Therefore, if a contract is "breached" and one party does not uphold their side of the bargain, it can lead to contractual disputes.

Lawsuit brought by Tennessee health care network moves forward

Businesses in Tennessee will take all the necessary measures to protect their client base and proprietary information. For this reason, they may ask employees to sign a non-compete agreement or another contract that serves to prevent employees or past employees from interfering with the current and future operations of the business. However, what happens when an employer believes that a former employee has breached these contracts?

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