Litigation Risks Arising From Failed Contract Negotiations

Although it did not make my Top Ten list, one significant litigation risk that companies in California face relates to tort claims that arise from failed contract negotiations.  California recognizes a cause of action for failure to negotiate in good faith.  I discuss this theory in a recent article that first appearing in the Orange County Business Journal


Author: Kent Schmidt

As a Partner in the Southern California office, Kent practices in virtually all types of general business litigation, with an emphasis in unfair business practices, First Amendment litigation, defamation, trade secret litigation, class actions, product liability, securities litigation and enforcement, commercial disputes, employment law, intellectual property and Prop 65 (environmental) claims. He is an aggressive and creative courtroom advocate, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Having spent his entire legal career at Dorsey, Kent is adept at finding the right lawyers in the firm to collaborate with in order to provide the best representation for his clients.