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July 2015 Archives

Tortious interference with business relationships: what is it?

In the individual context, a tort occurs when one person cause harm to another that is the result of a breach of ordinary or reasonable care owed to that other person. Being artificial persons, businesses can be liable for torts as well: either for wrongs done against individuals, or for wrongs committed toward another business, known appropriately as business torts.

Why should I consider alternative dispute resolution?

The next chance you get to review one of your business contracts, or even a purchase order or order acknowledgment form, take a look at its provision for what forum to use if a dispute arises about its terms, conditions and performance obligations. Chances are that you will see a choice of law clause, but not a reference to court jurisdiction.

Competing lawsuits raise contract interpretation questions

Contracts with the state of Ohio will often involve two layers: the prime contract with the company responsible for project completion, and one or more subcontracts between that company and other companies it uses to help do the work. A recent dispute between two companies engaged in a project to raze some old buildings has called into question how each of them perceived its role in the prime-and-subcontractor relationship.

Careful planning can reduce the possibility of business disputes

Creating and operating a business is among the most challenging and rewarding activities that any entrepreneur can engage in. The prospect of making a good living by providing a valuable product or service is compelling, but at the same time if things go wrong then resolving business disputes with partners, customers, government entities or even your own employees can turn thoughts of business profitability into ones of business survival.

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