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Common Ways Arizona Businesses End up in Lawsuits

Updated: January 25, 2023

Est. Reading: 2 minutes

There are a number of ways in which a business in Arizona can end up exposed to legal liability. Business owners should take the steps necessary to prevent their business from being sued. One of the best ways to reduce the chances of facing legal action is to first learn the most common ways in which lawsuits arise in a commercial setting. This article discusses five of the most common types of business disputes that arise. If your business is experiencing legal trouble, an experienced business attorney can help.


Partnerships often begin with strong relationships and exciting plans, but some partnerships quickly fall apart. Sometimes one partner feels he or she deserves more or another wants to leave the partnership and take intellectual property rights with him or her. There are a number of different ways in which partnership difficulties arise, and in each situation, it is best to obtain the assistance of a skilled lawyer to resolve the issue.

Share Holders

Shareholders are interested in how a company runs. If it is determined that mistakes are made in the operation of a company, shareholders are often at great risk of losing money. Shareholders often use information about company management to determine what decisions to make, and shareholders often bring lawsuits against companies due to poor operation that results in financial losses.

Common Ways Arizona Businesses End up in Lawsuits


There are a number of ways in which employees can claim that their rights were violated by an employer. Many of these disputes involve workers who claim that they were terminated for a prohibited reason like discrimination. Other times, employees bring lawsuits claiming that a company failed to pay them the proper wages. Workers may also claim that they were forced to work in unsafe conditions by an employer that is not following workplace safety regulations.

Contract Violations

Contract law touches many different things in the business world including client relationships, supplier relationships, shareholder agreements, and almost everything else that helps a business run. Breach of contract disputes arise when there is a disagreement about a contract term. While some people might think that they are doing something that is permissible under the contract, the other party involved might think otherwise. In many cases, it becomes necessary to pursue matters of contract breach in a court of law.


Customer disputes are a type of litigation that many people think of when they think about corporate lawsuits. These cases involve customers who are harmed by defective products or are injured in any other way while using a company’s products. While it is often a better idea to attempt to resolve these complaints through negotiation, in some situations, this is not possible and litigation is a better solution.

Speak with an Experienced Business Law Attorney Today

The experienced corporate lawyers at Monahan Law Firm, PLC have helped many businesses pursue a variety of legal matters. We are prepared to do whatever it takes to fight for the results you deserve. Contact our law office today to schedule a consultation, during which time we will discuss the details of your case and craft the best legal strategy for your business.

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Attorney Patrick Monahan

Patrick Monahan

Patrick Monahan is the managing partner of Monahan Law Firm, PLC. Patrick began his legal career practicing real estate, construction, and general business litigation.
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