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Category: Business and Commercial Disputes

How to Achieve a Favorable Settlement

Business and Commercial Disputes By Binnall Law Group - 2021/03/31 at 01:31pm

Let a Skilled Alexandria Business Dispute Attorney Handle Your Case The large majority of cases are settled well before trial litigation.  In fact, some industry observers estimate that up to 95 percent of cases settle before trial. Why? Settlement is generally seen as a net positive for both parties.  Business litigation is inherently an uncertain process — there is a chance that the court will rule against you.  Alternatively, the jury may award damages that are not in keeping with your expectations. To minimize this uncertainty, parties may choose to settle the case instead.  This also avoids a lengthy litigation […]

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Understanding Tortious Interference With a Contract

Business and Commercial Disputes By Binnall Law Group - 2021/02/12 at 03:48pm

Let an Alexandria Business Litigation Attorney Help Businesses often use their influence to disrupt competitor’s contracts and gain an advantage in the market.  This sort of behavior is known as “tortious interference with contract” and is prohibited by law — if you have lost a contract as a result of such conduct, you may be entitled to sue and recover damages. Business tort litigation can be quite a challenge, however, so it’s important to understand the basics. How Does a Tortious Interference Claim Work? Tortious interference with a contract occurs when a third-party causes a breach of contract as a […]

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Suing for the Misappropriation of Trade Secrets

Business and Commercial Disputes By Binnall Law Group - 2021/01/15 at 03:28pm

Work With a Skilled Alexandria Commercial Litigation Lawyer   Trade secrets form a critical part of many business’ intellectual property portfolios, from “secret recipes” in the food industry to un-patentable design processes in product manufacturing.  As such, the misappropriation (in other words, the “theft”) of those trade secrets can put a business in a vulnerable position — after all, much of its competitive advantage in the marketplace may be based on the trade secret. If you have a trade secret misappropriated by a competitor, then you may be entitled to sue and potentially stop the defendant from taking any further […]

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The Basics of a Defamation Claim

Business and Commercial Disputes By Binnall Law Group - 2020/12/17 at 12:41pm

Experienced Alexandria Business Dispute Attorney on Your Side If you or your business has been defamed by someone, then you could face serious professional and commercial repercussions.  Fortunately, the law entitles you to sue and recover damages for defamation. Defamation can be difficult to understand, so let’s take a brief look at how a defamation claim works at a basic level. How Does Defamation Work? To prove defamation, the plaintiff must show: That the defendant published a false statement; That the false statement was interpreted as factual; That the defendant negligently or intentionally made such publication; and That the plaintiff […]

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