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Is a Binding Arbitration Clause Really Binding in Virginia? An Alexandria Business Dispute Attorney Weighs In

Business and Commercial Disputes By Binnall Law Group - 2021/10/22 at 01:04pm

Binding arbitration clauses are standard boilerplate language in many Virginia contracts. Unfortunately, most people skip over them. Some figure that they have no choice but to agree to the clause, while others assume arbitration will provide a fair, low-cost option for resolving a dispute.  These assumptions often prove incorrect. Arbitration proceedings can work to your disadvantage, so there are situations where it makes sense to negotiate to have a binding arbitration clause revised or removed.  But what if it’s too late and you’ve already signed a binding arbitration clause? How binding is it? An Alexandria business dispute attorney reviews statutory […]

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Bad Faith Insurers: Helping Business Owners Resolve Their Issues Through Litigation

Business and Commercial DisputesLitigation By Binnall Law Group - 2021/09/17 at 09:59am

While homeowners often complain about the difficulty of getting their insurers to pay claims, businesses sometimes fare even worse in the claims department. Insurance costs represent a sizable chunk of cash for every business and nonprofit organization in Virginia. Yet when they file a claim, or someone files a claim against them, many insurers drag their heels and either deny claims or refuse to act on them in a timely fashion.  Bad faith insurance litigation is sometimes the only way to get results. Companies mired in an insurance dispute would do well to consult an Alexandria business attorney to review […]

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Advantages to Resolving Disputes Through Litigation

Business and Commercial DisputesLitigation By Binnall Law Group - 2021/08/13 at 12:26pm

These days, it seems that alternative dispute resolution is touted as the way to accomplish everything, including reducing costs. While there are times when mediation or another less contentious route can be a suitable option for settling a conflict, many other times, litigation is the most effective means to resolve a dispute.  Whether you are considering strategies to prevent a new problem from getting out of hand or are already facing a raging inferno, it is worthwhile to consider some of the advantages to resolving disputes through litigation and see how they match up with your situation. An experienced Alexandria […]

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Contract Disputes: Dealing With Enforceability and Unequal Bargaining Power

Business and Commercial DisputesLitigation By Binnall Law Group - 2021/07/23 at 10:08am

“Contracts, like hearts, are meant to be broken,” according to famous businessman Ray Kroc who helped make McDonald’s what it is today. While some in the business world may believe that, the reality is certainly to the contrary. At Binnall Law Group, each Alexandria business dispute attorney at our firm knows that contract disputes arise all the time over any number of issues. For example, if you are a party in a dispute that involves unequal bargaining power concerns, there’s a good chance that the court will find that the underlying contract was unconscionable and, therefore, unenforceable. Still, based on […]

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