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Contracts aren’t always in written form

On behalf of Kadish & Associates Law Group posted in Business Litigation on Friday, June 8, 2018.

Business disputes can come in all forms. One of these has to do with contracts that businesses use. For some businesses, the reliance upon verbal agreements and understandings is great. In these cases, you need to make sure that you are thinking about how your actions might be construed to others.

Sometimes, there are instances in which you might receive a notification from someone you do business with. You have two options when that occurs. One is that you can acknowledge the notification and let the person know that you either agree or disagree with it. The other is that you can remain silent.

If you choose not to say anything, you need to think about how the other person might construe that. There is a chance that the person will think that you agree to the notification that you received. This is often the case if you and the other party have a long history of working together.

While it isn’t necessarily a sure thing, there is a chance that your silence can be considered acceptance from a legal standpoint. One thing to consider here is whether there was a previous instance in which silence was acceptance. If this is the case, that can be considered a precedent for the current situation.

It is difficult to think about having to move through legal issues with your business. If you do find yourself in an ordeal of the sort, you should evaluate your options for handling the matters. In some instances, you will find yourself in court to battle out a contentious dispute.

Source: FindLaw, “Can Silence Signal Acceptance?,” accessed June 08, 2018

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