Litigation is inevitable in the world of business. It may come from within your company, for instance from an unhappy employee. Or it could come from the outside, from a business partner, competitor, or even the government. Business litigation is a broad practice area that covers a number of different types of business litigation cases lawsuits. If your business is being sued, or you plan to file your own suit, speak with a Connecticut business litigation attorney.
The wide range of business litigation cases
Employees, suppliers, vendors, competitors, governments, and others may sue your business. Conversely, you may have issues that prompt you to litigate against these and other parties. Aeton Law Partners represents plaintiffs and defendants in such lawsuits as:
Breach of contract. One of the most common sources of business litigation is an alleged breach of contract. Whether you are being sued, or you’re suing someone else, significant damages could be on the line. Our litigation team is ready to go to work for you.
Employment law claims. Both current and former employees may sue your business, alleging (for instance):
- Workplace discrimination
- Sexual harassment
- Wrongful termination
- Wage and labor complaints (e.g. failure to pay overtime)
- Retaliation and whistleblower lawsuits
- Non-disclosure, non-compete, and breach of confidentiality
- Violations of state and federal law
- Breach of employment contracts
Intellectual property rights lawsuits. Your business could be accused of violating another company’s or individual’s intellectual property rights. On the other hand, another company or individual may be violating your rights. Lawsuits like these primarily involve patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.
Partnership disputes. Business partnerships can quickly turn sour if one partner disagrees with another on how to run it. A lawsuit could ultimately prove devastating to the future of the partnership. You and the other partner should consider alternative dispute resolution methods like mediation to save the business. We can help with these and other options.
Breaches of fiduciary duties. Fiduciaries are individuals required by law to act in the best interests of someone else. They must exercise certain duties, such as good faith and loyalty. In the business world, fiduciaries are numerous and include partners and corporate officers. These are some examples of alleged breaches of fiduciary duties:
- Conflicts of interest
- Illegal activity
- Failure to provide adequate accounting
Product liability lawsuits. If your business makes a product, it could cause injury to someone because of a defect. Product liability claims are serious, especially if your product is widely available on the market. A lawsuit could even grow large enough to become a class action lawsuit.
Government and regulatory investigations. Regulators and government enforcement agencies may begin an investigation of your company. State and local governments in Connecticut, or the federal government, may be involved. Your business could face scrutiny over alleged insider trading, allegations of fraud, suspected tax evasion, and more. If you’ve been notified of an active or pending investigation, it is critical that you retain skilled legal counsel.
Talk To A Connecticut Business Litigation Attorney About Business Litigation Cases
Litigation is an unfortunate reality that can take many businesses by surprise. A lawsuit may even be a necessity if your company’s rights are being violated. No matter which side of a lawsuit you are on, your business deserves a law firm dedicated to your interests. Call Aeton Law Partners today. Our seasoned Connecticut business litigation attorneys are ready to advocate for you.