If you’ve been doing business in the Germantown area, for any length of time, you know how cutthroat business can be in Washington, D.C., and Maryland. Business disputes, partnership disputes, and contract disputes are a lot more common than many people realize.
Let’s say you signed a long-term contract with a cleaning supply company to provide your chain of hotels cleaning products for the next five years. The contract explicitly states that your supplier will deliver the materials every Monday evening before 5 p.m.
Nevertheless, your provider is consistently late on deliveries. In fact, sometimes the cleaning supplies do not arrive until Friday. You’re starting to get frustrated with the supplier’s late deliveries. They cost your business time and money, and you’re often forced to send employees out shopping to buy the supplies at a much higher cost to make sure you have enough materials for the upcoming week.
Time to Review Your Contract
It is time to examine the contract you signed with the cleaning supply company. Are you entitled to money or other damages? Are you entitled to cancel your contract and look for another supplier?
A lot of your rights under the contract will depend on the express language and wording contained within the document. For example, if the contract indicates that the timing of the delivery is essential — and the delivery is required on Monday — the court will likely judge that the cleaning supply company’s breach was “material.” As such, the cleaning company could be liable and you could be entitled to monetary damages. In fact, the court may deem that you are not required to pay for the late cleaning supplies you received. You may have the right to terminate the contract in place.
Get Help from the Law Offices of Louis M. Leibowitz
At the Law Offices of Louis M. Leibowitz, we frequently represent our clients in contract dispute cases similar to the one described above. We also represent clients large-scale contract disputes that involve millions of dollars in damages.
Having been named a Super Lawyer for Maryland and Washington DC every year since 2012, and with an AVVO rating of 10/10, the reputation and track record of Law Offices of Louis M. Leibowitz speaks for itself.
Sometimes, our clients are businesspeople accused of owing their clients or business partners money. Other times, our clients allege that others owe them money. In still other situations, we represent corporations in complex, multi-party, multi-contractual disagreements.
For us, the education of our clients is one of the key components of our success. Regardless what your contract dispute happens to be, our legal team will listen to the details of your story, ask you the appropriate questions and collect all the information we need for our legal evaluation. Finally, we will advise you of all your legal rights and options. We want to completely educate you about all the potential solutions for your issue, to achieve your desired result during the litigation of your case.
However, before we take your matter to court, we will test the waters to see if we can resolve your case without the need to file a claim, with the goal of bypassing costly and time-consuming litigation. In many cases, we have found that the parties can sit down around the negotiating table, and achieve great results by quickly and economically reaching an out-of-court settlement that resolves disagreements.
Can you imagine how good you will feel once the difficulties surrounding your Germantown contract dispute are finally behind you? If you’re currently facing a contract dispute contact civil attorneys in Germantown, your legal team at the Law Offices of Louis M. Leibowitz is here to help.
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