Breached contracts are a common and serious issue for both individuals and businesses. Commercial leases, licensing contracts, buy-sell agreements, loan agreements, and employment contracts are just a few of the types of contracts that, when violated, may entitle you to damages.
Contractual disputes can take many forms, but the most important thing is to be represented by an attorney who can properly assess your contract and effectively protect your rights through targeted and efficient litigation.
Our attorneys have a proven track record of winning contract litigation disputes.
The Business Trial Group works on a contingency-fee basis, which means that we do not charge you hourly rates. In fact, we do not charge you at all unless we successfully resolve your case. This business model allows us to pursue the legal pathways that best suit your needs and yield optimal results.
Our attorneys have extensive experience winning contract litigation disputes and know how to help you get justice. Should we take your case, you will be fully supported by our dedication, proven track record, and considerable resources.
Types of Contracts
Although businessmen and women may do their best to make contracts as comprehensive as possible, disputes can still arise. Here are some of the common contract types, as well as the legal challenges they can create.
In services contracts, one party contracts another to provide a service within a stated period of time. Typically, services contracts specify the responsibilities of the service provider as well as the payment schedule.
Delays, quality issues, and nonpayment are common issues that can lead to disputes. As a plaintiff, you will often have to navigate complex legal and factual defenses to recover damages for your financial losses.
Buy-sell agreements determine how a business and its resources are transferred when a new owner acquires a business. Because many of these situations involve parties selling businesses that they built or operated for many years, buy-sell contract disputes can be especially sensitive.
Buy-sell contracts also become the focus of lawsuits when a business has multiple owners. There may be a disputes, for example, over how proceeds of a sale will be allocated, who controls a business, or other related issues.
Formal employment contracts help employers and employees understand their responsibilities to each other. They also set expectations for compensation, services, conduct, and termination policies.
Many cases involve a plaintiff who was terminated early, terminated for improper reasons, or is otherwise owed money under their employment contract. As is the case with other types of contract disputes, the main issue is that a plaintiff must demonstrate losses suffered as the result of a contract breach in order to recover damages.
When you purchase a franchise from a large business, the contracts involved are especially extensive and may be standardized across all franchise locations. These types of contracts usually contain highly specific language about the buyer’s responsibilities and may have clauses absolving the greater company from liability.
These contracts can be challenging to dispute because many times franchise agreements have onerous dispute resolution provisions and other provisions limiting liability. For this reason, it is important to have an attorney on your side to make sure that you have a fair chance to make your case and recover your losses.
Types of Recoveries from Breach of Contract Lawsuits
When someone breaches a contract, you may have the opportunity to recover losses you suffered as a result. Damages can take the form of financial compensation, and a judge may additionally require the party who caused the breach to fulfill the contract.
Several types of damages are available for a contract breach.
The normal type of damages that a judge may grant is compensatory damages, which can include reliance damages, expectation damages, and other types of damages.
Liquidated damages are also available in certain circumstance. Liquidated damages are amounts that the parties to a contract have specified will be the recoverable damages in the event that the contract is breached.
Depending on the case, the Business Trial Group may be able to recover our clients’ attorney fees based on contractual provisions or state law.
Who Can File A Breach of Contract Lawsuit
Both individuals and businesses can file claims to resolve breached contracts. Whether you’re a business owner, service provider, commercial tenant, or an employee, you have the right to file a claim when another professional or business has broken your contract.
Free Case Review
To find out whether you have a breach of contract case, get in touch with the Business Trial Group. We charge nothing for an initial case review, and if we accept your case, we will not charge a fee unless the case is successfully resolved. Even if your case goes to trial, we will not charge you an hourly rate.
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