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Can you sue over a broken contract?

On Behalf of | Mar 27, 2020 | Business Litigation |

You have been waiting for weeks for the latest delivery of the items you needed for your store. You saw customer after customer come in and out, looking for what you should have had in stock. It makes you angry that you can’t keep your shelves full when you have a contract with the delivery company.

This happened last year, and you let it go once you had a stern talk with the management team of the company. Now, you’re losing too much money. Is it worth going to court?

A broken contract is serious business

A breach of contract can mean a significant loss of money for someone in your situation. It’s fair that you may want to take the other party to court. Before you do, make sure you review your contract. You need to identify if there is an arbitration clause that requires arbitration rather than going straight to litigation. If there is not one, you may be able to file a lawsuit right away.

You should know that a formal lawsuit isn’t the only way to make this situation right. You may be able to get compensated for your losses outside court through a settlement. You could end the contract with the delivery service and sign up with someone new, all while holding the original service liable for your losses.

Your attorney will talk to you about the specific situation you’re dealing with and help you put together a claim that will help you get back the compensation that you lost because of this breach of contract.