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Using business litigation to enforce supplier contracts

Finding the right suppliers and vendors can help your business succeed. You want to do business with companies that you can rely on for timely delivery of the materials and goods you need. Pricing, quality control and reputation all likely play a role in your selection of vendors or suppliers for your business.

Unfortunately, even reputable companies can eventually become less reliable. Failing to deliver according to the contract you both signed, whether there are delays in material delivery or the quality or amount does not match with your contract, you may need to take enforcement action. That could include contract litigation if the vendor or supplier won’t quickly resolve the issue.

Non-delivery could result in massive expenses for your business

Whether your business is an industrial one that makes products or a restaurant that serves meals to the public, if you don’t have the supplies and materials you need to produce what the public wants from you, you won’t be able to conduct your business as usual. A lack of materials could mean needing to send home an entire shift of workers because you have nothing for them to do. If you run a restaurant, not having the ingredients for popular dishes can frustrate your customers and send them straight to your competitors.

When you sign a contract with a supplier or vendor, you do so because you need to be able to rely on them to deliver the goods and materials your company needs to operate at a profit. Occasional mistakes or shortages can happen, but when a company either has habitual issues with delivery or simply refuses to uphold their end of the contract, litigation can help you hold them accountable for the financial impact of their breach of contract on your business.