Contract Attorneys Helping You Handle Your Disputes In Kingston
Contracts are the backbone of many businesses, and they require all parties to be in complete agreement if they are to fulfill their intended purpose and work effectively. A good contract means that all parties are on solid ground, aware of their rights, responsibilities, and limitations, and it helps ensure that everyone involved is working towards a common goal.
In some cases, however, there can be disputes and disagreements with a contract, and this can create a headache for all parties involved. Disputes may take place at any stage of the process, and they have the potential to throw a project – or even your entire business – into jeopardy.
Here at Davis Law Firm, we have extensive experience in helping both individuals and businesses to tackle their business disputes. Our experienced team will work tirelessly to get to the bottom of the problem and ensure that the solution is beneficial for our clients.
What Is A Contract Dispute?
As the name indicates, a contract dispute arises when one party named in a contract expresses a disagreement with the terms set out. This can occur at any stage of the contract, whether start, middle, or end, and it can result in contractual obligations not being fulfilled by one party.
Some common examples of disputes which may appear include:
- Commercial leases: The complicated jargon frequently used in commercial lease contracts can often result in confusion and disputes between the business owners renting out the space and the owners of the business.
- Non-compete agreements: These are common in employment and require an employee to state that they will not work for an employer’s competitor for a certain number of years once they leave the role they are signing for. In some cases, the contract may forbid the employee to even work in the same field or industry.
- Sale of Goods: The relationship between merchants and suppliers can get messy, and contract disputes are all too common. Contracts may promise an item which is never delivered, or it is different to the product agreed. The goods may be of an inferior quality, or they may fail to appear at all. All of these can allow one party to dispute and question the contract.
- Poor workmanship: When signing a contract for a product or service, there is an expectation that this will be of a particular quality, depending on conversations, previous examples of work, and price paid. In some cases, the recipient may feel that the quality of the workmanship is inferior to their expectations, and this can result in contract disputes.
- Non-Disclosure Agreements: Non-disclosure agreements, or NDA’s are increasingly common, and may be implemented for a number of reasons. There may be information or data which is sensitive and could be harmful to the business if leaked, or an individual could have a patent pending for an original idea. If the signee chooses to leak the information and break the NDA, the contract can be disputed.
- Consumer Contract Disputes: When a manufacturer sells a product to a consumer, they are making a promise that the item received will be free from hazards or defects, and that if the final product is not as described, the consumer will be entitled to a full refund in exchange for the return of the product. In the event that the company breaks the contract, either by failing to honor the warranty, or by selling faulty or defective products, they have breached the consumer trust, invalidated the warranty, and there is a case for dispute of contract.
- Company Contracts: Company contracts are at the heart of most of the relationships in your business, and they can have an impact on everything from your website host to your supplier. The world of business is global, and contracts are the glue holding everything together. In the event that one party breaches a contractual agreement, they may find themselves liable to pay any damages and losses incurred as a result of their actions.
- General Material Breach: A material breach is essentially an outright refusal to follow the terms set out in the contract. Potential damages incurred by material breaches can be extensive, and may have the ability to financially ruin a business. As a result, contract dispute is an option available to parties involved.
What Is The Lex Loci Contractus Rule?
Tennessee law follows the traditional lex loci contractus rule, set out according to case law. This means that there is a presumption that parties intended Tennessee contract law to apply, if the contract in question was entered into in the state of Tennessee. If the contract was entered into in another state, chances are high that the laws of that state will apply, rather than Tennessee.
How Can We Help?
Here at Davis Law Firm, we have helped clients across Kingston to manage and resolve contract disputes of all natures. Our team of motivated attorneys have the skills you need to craft and create solid, watertight contracts and to jump in to help you in the event of a contract dispute.
Get in touch today. Call us at (865) 354-3333 and see how we can help.