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8 Types of Corporate Contract Woes

There are two main types of bad corporate contracts:

  1. The ones that are poorly written and don't accurately record all of the details

  2. The ones that show unrealistic expectations.

Many businesses across the country experience contract disputes, which are often seen as the cost of doing business. When parties sign an agreement, they bind the parties together for a certain time.

The main corporate contracts are as follows:

Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs)

These types of contracts are fairly common especially when dealing with trade secrets or private information. There are many reasons why people should ask another to sign an NDA. One of these is safeguarding sensitive information that a potential buyer or investor could use to ruin a business model. This is one of the contracts where one can easily prove a violation occurred when a dispute arises.

Company Contracts

Today, contracts are used by businesses to operate efficiently and state their terms from the onset. They are often drafted for various reasons: hosting a website, liability, and more.

A good example is when a party breaches a contract, they can be held legally responsible for the damages caused. Another example could be , if a business states they would provide 50GB of cloud storage and fails to provide the stipulated amount, it could be held responsible for the entire amount.

Non-Compete Agreements

Some businesses require their employees to sign non-competition agreements when they start working. These contracts dictate that, once an employee breaks their relationship with the company, they cannot work for its competitor for a certain amount of time.

Commercial Leases

The lack of language in commercial lease contracts can cause disputes between the building owners and the business owners who rent space. One example of this is when the lessor enforces an unlawful detainer.

Sale of Goods Contracts

The Uniform Commercial Code governs many of the contracts involved in the sale of goods. These contracts are often disputed in transactions involving liquidated merchandise and wholesale sales. Some of these contracts provide for the performance of the goods or the customer to receive them.

Consumer Contract Disputes

This Contract protects the consumer when it comes to purchases and warranties. For example, when a business sells a used game console, it often comes with a contract that states that the seller has a right to resell it for a higher price.

A manufacturer then promises that the product will be defect-free and will refund the consumers' money if the item gets damaged. Unfortunately, many manufacturers fail to honor this promise and leave consumers with worthless products.

Not honoring a warranty can result in a consumer being left with a worthless product. This type of contract dispute is more common than other types of contracts.

General Material Breach