Litigation between business entities in Tennessee and elsewhere involves many different kinds of business law disputes. Often at the heart of a business litigation conflict, however, is the plaintiff's claim that the defendant business has breached its duties under a contract between them. Sometimes, the claim can be filed on the anticipation that a breach is being planned by the other side, which may be characterized as a claim of anticipatory breach of contract.
The courts in Tennessee and other states are familiar with the area of business litigation that deals with franchise law. A variety of conflicts arise in the context of retail franchise establishments, usually dealing with disputes between the franchisor and the franchisee. A recent court decision demonstrates how varied the conflicts can become in this busy area of business litigation.