The term “business conflict” can refer to a broad range of different legal issues or disputes. Generally, a business conflict may involve:

  • Conflicts between the business and outside parties
  • Conflicts between members of the business
  • Conflict between two or more businesses

Many business disputes involve a breach of a business contract, often times between a seller and a purchaser. Many business conflict lawsuits focus on issues like faulty products, failed mergers, copyright protection, and privacy clauses. Other related terms such as “conflict of interest” may refer to parties who cannot serve in various positions in a business due to their personal background

What Are Some Examples of Business Conflicts?

Business conflicts can involve a whole range of different issues. At any stage in the life of a business, a conflict can arise. Some examples of business conflicts can include:

  • Conflicts between a buyer and the manufacturer, distributor, or seller
  • Disputes over business assets and securities
  • Conflicts between organizations, such as those encountered during a merger
  • Conflicts between employers and employees, or amongst employees
  • Violations of state and federal business standards
  • Business debt conflicts
  • Infringements upon protected copyright or trademarked material
  • Breaches of business agreements

What Are Some Typical Legal Remedies for Business Conflicts?

Some typical legal remedies for business conflicts may include:

  • Damages awards to cover financial losses
  • Injunctions (court orders requiring a party to take certain actions)
  • Intervention by a government agency- this especially common for federal and state violations, such as discrimination or harassment

Also, if the conflict involved a contract issue, standard contract remedies may apply, such as allowing the parties to rewrite a contract or to revoke a clause. 

Do I Need a Lawyer for Help with Business Conflict Lawsuits?

Business conflict lawsuits can often be complicated. They generally require the assistance and expertise of a qualified lawyer. You may wish to hire a business attorney in your area if you need help with a business conflict lawsuit. In addition, your attorney can assist you with business matters such as drafting contracts or helping with bylaws.