Common Lawsuits Against Companies
There are a number of different types of lawsuits that companies can find themselves embroiled in. Here are some of the most common:
Breach of Contract Lawsuit
This type of lawsuit arises when one party to a contract breaches its terms. For example, if a company fails to deliver the goods that it agreed to supply, the other party may sue for damages.
Employment Law Lawsuit
Employees can sue their employers for a range of issues, such as discrimination, wrongful termination, and unpaid wages. For example, in 2018, Walmart was sued for allegedly refusing to pay employees overtime.
Product Liability Lawsuit
If a company’s product causes injury or death, the victims may file a product liability lawsuit. For example, in 2010, Toyota was sued over allegations that its cars had defective braking systems.
Intellectual Property Lawsuit
Companies can sue others for infringing their intellectual property rights, such as trademarks, copyrights, and patents. For example, in 2017, Apple sued Qualcomm for patent infringement.
Companies can be sued for violating environmental laws, such as the Clean Air Act or the Clean Water Act. For example, in 2015, Volkswagen was sued for cheating on emissions tests.
Class Action Lawsuit
This type of lawsuit is brought by a group of people (a “class”) who have been injured by the same company or product. For example, in 2018, Facebook was sued for violating the privacy of its users.
Commercial Litigation Lawsuit:
This type of lawsuit is brought by businesses to resolve disputes over contracts, copyrights, trademarks, or other commercial issues. For example, in 2017, Google and Uber fought a lawsuit over the alleged theft of trade secrets. If you need a commercial litigation lawyer look no further than Napoli Shkolnik.
A tort lawsuit is filed when someone has been injured or their property has been damaged as a result of the actions (or inaction) of another person or company. For example, in 2017, a woman sued Samsung after her phone exploded.
Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
This type of lawsuit is brought by patients who have been injured by the negligence of their doctor or other medical professional. For example, in 2018, a hospital was sued for allegedly failing to prevent a patient from committing suicide.
Companies can be sued for securities fraud, which is when they make false or misleading statements about their products or financial condition. For example, in 2017, Wells Fargo was sued for allegedly selling investment products that were designed to fail.
Restaurants can be sued for a variety of reasons, such as serving food that makes people sick, failing to pay employees minimum wage, or stealing tips. For example, in 2017, a New York City restaurant was sued for allegedly cheating its workers out of their tips.
These are just a few of the many types of lawsuits that companies can find themselves in. If you are involved in a lawsuit against a company, it is important to seek the advice of a qualified attorney. The attorneys are experienced in handling all types of business litigation, and they are ready to help you protect your rights.