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Georgia business litigation: common lawsuits

Whether a company is big or small, no business is immune to lawsuits. They happen, even if the owner thinks he or she has done everything right and has taken all the steps to avoid them. When they do, a business litigation attorney can help company owners in Georgia work through them.

Lawsuits that are not handled correctly can mean the end of a company -- or at least can do a lot of damage to the business' bottom line. When a legal issue arises, company owners can help themselves and their businesses by seeking assistance right away. However, it may be possible to avoid court and settle the matter privately.

There are four types of lawsuits that are commonly seen in the world of business. These are those regarding employment rights -- such as harassment, discrimination, wage disputes and wrongful termination, among others. There are those regarding contract disputes -- which may involve consumers, partners, suppliers or employees. Then there are claims of fraud -- when one or more individuals have accused the company of deceptive practices. Finally, there are those regarding intellectual property -- such as the unauthorized usage of another company's logo, signage or wording.

Georgia business owners can help prevent such lawsuits by being careful about what they say and do. They can protect themselves from losses by obtaining necessary insurances and seeking legal guidance before they even open their doors. If lawsuits do arise, legal counsel with experience in business litigation can help find fair and appropriate resolutions as swiftly as possible, either in or out of court.

Source:, "4 Potential Lawsuits to Watch Out for in Small Business", Larry Alton, Accessed on May 7, 2018

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