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Is a written contract advisable for a B2B agreement?

For some businesses, their business doesn't revolve around the average consumer. Instead, many businesses serve the needs of other businesses. Whether offering a product or a service that a business needs to conduct their everyday work efficiently, it's a legitimate business model. While many consumers do not engage in contracts with the business they buy from, businesses may want to consider a contract for their agreements with other businesses.

What issues may arise and cause a contract dispute?

An agreement between two companies, written and signed with contractual acceptance can be the start of something great. When multiple businesses work together, it can be a profitable and mutually beneficial experience. However, sometimes the relationship between two companies in contract with each other goes sour. What issues may arise between two companies to cause a contract dispute?

Property seized by government port officials, owner contests

Under the Constitution, citizens of this great nation have rights when their private property lands in the hands of government control. This is a way to separate business from government control and has served our country well so far. Sometimes the government and private business butt heads when there are competing interests. A Louisiana company has filed suit against the government for what they claim to be an illegal takeover of their business and property.

La. company's breach of contract may mean seeking damages

When two or more businesses engage in a contract, it is to ensure that the details of the deal go as discussed and to ensure that each party agrees to uphold their end of the bargain. Most contracts between companies include clauses that mention what could happen if one party fails to uphold their end of the bargain, also known as breach of contract. While breach of contract is never the desired outcome for either party, it sometimes happens. The company affected by the breach may decide that it is in their best interests to seek damages for the costs associated with the other company's breach.

What might a breach of contract look like?

Just about every business in Louisiana is involved in some type of agreement, or contract, with other businesses. Whether buying or selling goods and services, contracts put agreements in writing and can outline specifics to that agreement, even in case of breach. But what is breach of contract? How might a breach of contract on behalf of a business partner affect your business?

Louisiana company alleges breach of salvage contract

When two companies in Louisiana enter into a contract, they expect that the terms will be followed to the benefit of both parties. However, as one recent example shows, when one party fails to hold up its end of the bargain, it can lead to a contract dispute.

Notarizing contracts can help if there is a contract dispute

Businesses in Baton Rouge enter into contracts every day. Whether employment contracts, contracts with suppliers or vendors or any other contract, these days, business contracts are an everyday part of doing business. Unfortunately, inevitable that at least one of a business's contracts will be the subject of litigation, perhaps, a breach of contract.

What types of damages are available in contract disputes?

Louisiana businesses, whether they are small mom-and-pop operations or large corporations, depend on contracts as part of doing business. Unfortunately, even the most ironclad contract can still be breached. When one party to the contract fails to fulfill its obligations, the other party may be entitled to damages.

Will a contract dispute cause some cable channels to "go dark?"

Whether they like to watch professional sports, educational programming or reality television shows, all cable television customers have their favorite channels and programs. Paying monthly for cable television is often well worth it for those in Louisiana who want to access these channels. However, some cable television customers may find their favorite channels have "gone dark," due to contract disputes.

Important elements to remember when writing a business contract

When entering into a business relationship, it is important to give a great deal of thought to the relationship and the contract that will be drawn up between the parties commemorating the relationship. A well-drafted contract can protect the businesses and business relationships involved and outline the obligations and rights of the parties. It is important to take the right approach through the contract negotiation, formation, execution and enforcement process.

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