What are some common causes of business litigation?

Businesses across New Jersey find themselves in the unfortunate situation of litigation all the time. There are a number of different reasons for which a business would be involved in a lawsuit with either another business or an employee.

There are many situations where a business finds itself in a lawsuit regarding one or more of its employees. If an employee accuses a company of harassment or discrimination, the business may be facing a violation of Federal and New Jersey State laws. The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination protect employees against discrimination or harassment due to their race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, religion, or pregnancy status.

Another situation that is often seen is a legal battle regarding intellectual property violations. There are a number of different issues that may arise when it comes to intellectual property. Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade Secrets and Patents are just some of the tools that allow one company to thrive in the face of competition. When another party violates intellectual property laws, it can confuse consumers, expose a company to unfair competition, and exploit the IP that helped one company get a leg up in a tough vertical. Of course, competition is going to happen in the business world, but in some situations, one company crosses the line from simple competition to illegal acts to gain an advantage.

When the future of your business is being threatened due to another, it is essential to have the proper representation from a strong business litigation attorney who can fight for your future and the future of your business. Contact our firm today for strong legal representation.