In the business world, there are countless ways for disputes to arise. For example, disputes can happen from dealings between two businesses or an individual and a business.  In most instances, these types of disputes are able to be resolved outside of the courtroom.

When businesses are threatened with a lawsuit, it is critical that they speak with an experienced lawyer immediately. The right attorney can work toward a the best resolution for your business, whether it be settling at mediation or going to trial.  With 20 years of litigation experience, Hardin Law Group, APC can devise an effective legal strategy designed to protect your business while it is under threat of litigation.

Some cases can settle before going to court. Hardin Law Group, APC will assess whether the option for settlement outweighs the benefits of a trial. If trial is the answer, our firm will fiercely defend your business to the end.

There are several potential grounds for a lawsuit to be filed against your company. If an individual or another is targeting your business it is imperative that you fight back. Some grounds for a lawsuit include, but are not limited to:

Breach of Contract

Breach of Contract is a very common legal claim brought against a business. If your company is being accused of a breach of contract, do not give in without a fight when an attorney has not reviewed the facts.  Hardin Law Group, APC has extensive experience in handling breach of contract disputes — give us a call before any decision is finalized.

Intellectual Property Infringement

A claim for intellectual property infringement can be brought by or against a company or an individual or another business. With the growth of technology and the internet as a marketplace, often times it is impossible to prove the origination of an idea even if it is filed with the federal government. Our team of lawyers will help you protect and defend the backbone of your business — your intellectual property.

Misappropriation of Trade Secrets

Confidentiality of trade secrets is critical for companies looking to maintain an edge over their competitors.  A lawsuit can be filed against a business when it is believed that they have acquired trade secrets illegally. If your business is being accused of the misappropriation of trade secrets, or you believe another business has wrongfully acquired your trade secrets, contact Hardin Law Group, APC, today.

Unfair Competition

Under the California Business and Professional Code, “unfair competition shall mean and include any unlawful, unfair or fraudulent business act or practice and unfair, deceptive, untrue or misleading advertising.” Claims of unfair competition can threaten a company’s success.  If your company is being accused of false advertising, misrepresentation of goods and services, bait and switch, and trademark infringement contact Hardin Law Group, APC today.

Employment Disputes

Employees can often be the biggest threat to the success of a company.  In California, there are multiple claims that employees can file against an employer, including harassment claims, claims of wage and hour violations, claims of discrimination based on age, gender, race, pregnancy, medical history, or sexual orientation, and wrongful termination claims.

Partnership or Shareholder Disputes

A business partnership is the coming together of two or more parties with the desire to conduct business with each other. However, when two businesspeople are working together closely, differences in opinions and unchartered territory may lead to serious disputes.

Many corporations have multiple shareholders who hold percentage stakes in the company. The distribution of power between shareholders often creates the opportunity for disputes to arise.  Left unaddressed, shareholder disputes can be costly and destroy a company.

Hardin Law Group, APC has an extensive knowledge of the litigation process that both partnership and corporate disputes require.

What Next

There are many ways to deal with lawsuits brought against your business. Hardin Law Group, APC will devise an effective legal strategy that keeps the well-being and success of your business at the forefront.