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Business Disputes

We have assembled this page as a resource for you in planning for and handling the inevitable disputes that arise in any business. Common issues are collection of debts owned you, disputes with customers, vendors, employees, independent contractors, business partners, competitors, and others. We have not created, contributed to, maintained, nor verified the accuracy or usefulness of these "resources." We simply provide links to them as a potential starting point for your own research. By using them, you agree that we are not responsible for their accuracy nor for the results of your use of these resources. The terms of our Web site disclaimer also apply to these links.


No matter how careful you are, no matter how good your products or services, your business is likely to face a multitude of disputes. Sometimes court is the only answer, but legal fees, time and attention diverted from operating your business, are but some of the factors you must weigh in such cases. Careful planning, well drafted agreements with customers, vendors, business partners, and others, can help keep your bottom line from dropping because of disagreements. The courthouse is, frankly, one of the best places to research your competitor's secrets. To keep them from doing the same to you, mediation, arbitration, and other methods can be used. We've assembled some internal and some external links as a starting point to help you with that process.

  Mediation as an Alternative to Public Litigation of Sensitive Business Disputes    
  Business Divorces Can be as Bad as the Domestic Variety    
  High Tech Noncompete Agreements; Anachronism Under Siege    
  Good Fences Make Good Neighbors; Document Customer and Vendor Agreements    

Kentucky Court of Justice pamphlets

You the Jury

Designed for jurors in Kentucky, but valuable for anyone involved in the trial of a jury case. Contains both a chart form and discussion of the anatomy of a jury trial, as well as a glossary of judicial and legal terms.

Justice in Our Commonwealth

Contains charts showing the process of a simple or basic dispute working through the judicial system from filing the complaint to appeal of a judgment, glossary, etc.

Small Claims Division of District Court

Discussion of how to file a claim yourself in Small Claims Court, as well as how to try to collect it.

Kentucky Court of Appeals Basic Practices Handbook

"Seeks to explain the most basic procedures and concepts for the lay litigant as well as to summarize succinctly the numerous rules governing appellate practice for attorneys embarking into what may be a new area of expertise."

Indiana Supreme Court publication

What can I do to prepare for Court when representing myself?

Written for Indiana but a good reference for anyone appearing in a court proceeding. Includes a list of things to do before going to court, such as reading over relevant documents; how to dress; how to address the judge and others, etc.

Advantages and disadvantages of mediation

Federal Government's DisabilityInfo Web site

This is the Federal Government's online connection to disability-related information and resources. Use the sitemap to find laws and regulations related to people with disabilities.


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