How Do I Collect on a Judgment?

When your business prevails in certain types of litigation, the court may award your business damages, or financial compensation for your losses. Examples of litigation that might result in a damages award include breach of contract cases and lawsuits to collect on unpaid sums that a vendor or customer owes your business. If your business…

Avoiding Disputes With International Sellers and Vendors

While contracts between businesses in different countries have become increasingly common in today’s global economy, they do necessitate some special precautions in order to avoid disputes. Domestic and international contracts contain the same elements, but if a contract dispute occurs, an international dispute can be much more difficult – and expensive – to handle. Additionally,…

Are Arbitration Clauses Enforceable?

Arbitration is a type of dispute resolution that takes place outside of the courtroom. Rather than engaging in litigation, the parties meet with a neutral third party, known as an arbitrator, who will hear each party’s side of the story. The arbitrator then will make a decision about the case. This decision is typically binding…

How to Avoid Employee Lawsuits

The key for a business to win employee-related lawsuits is to avoid them in the first place. Litigation not only takes time and money, but it can have a negative effect on your business altogether. Fortunately, there are some simple steps that you can take in order to avoid many different types of lawsuits stemming…

When Can a Corporation Be Suspended?

In the state of California, the Secretary of State’s office and the Franchise Tax Board both have the legal authority to suspend a California corporation. Each government entity can suspend a corporation for different reasons. The Secretary of State’s office can suspend a corporation if its officers or directors fail to file and pay the…

Can I Terminate My Commercial Lease Early?

There are several reasons why you might wish to terminate a commercial lease earlier than anticipated. Therefore, if you are leasing commercial property, you may wish to include an early termination clause in your commercial lease to allow for this contingency. For example, if your business is extremely successful, you may outgrow your existing leased…

What is Mitigation of Damages?

Running a business typically results in you entering into many different types of contracts, whether you are providing services to a customer, purchasing goods, or leasing a building. Sooner or later, however, you are likely to become involved in a situation in which you suffer losses due to a breach of contract. Despite your situation,…