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3 Surefire Signs That A Business Dispute Will Lead to Litigation
Anybody who has ever been involved in the business litigation process knows that it can be time-consuming and incredibly stressful. While not all business disputes lead to litigation, it can be helpful to be able to recognize the signs that your dispute may, in fact, be headed toward this option. Here are just a few signs that indicate that your business dispute could lead to litigation.
Unclear or poorly drafted contractsFirst, one major sign that litigation is on the horizon is when any contracts or paperwork involved is written or worded in an unclear manner. Even small discrepancies can alter the way a contract is perceived and what it's actually meant to entail. More often than not, this may actually be the cause for the dispute in the first place. But there are 1,315,561 lawyers in the United States, and In any case, you can resolve disagreements and other legal issues by consulting an experienced corporate lawyer.
The other party is no longer in communication.If you had had previous contact with the other party involved in the business dispute, and then it suddenly ceased, it may mean they've taken the next step and consulted their lawyer for business litigation advice. If so, don't wait around for them to make the next step -- take similar action and contact your lawyer immediately.
Both parties are talking over another/not actively listeningAs is the case with any dispute, there's nothing productive about talking over the other person and not hearing a word they say. This, more often than not, leads to a total standstill. If both parties involved in the dispute can't seem to stop talking over each other long enough to hear what the other has to say, it may be best to let the lawyers handle it in a civilized manner.Ultimately, it's up to you to recognize when a business dispute is out of control and has no problem of being resolved without legal help. But knowing these signs can help you take action as soon as possible when the time comes. For more information about business litigation, contact Heritage.