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Almost every matter we deal with as Internet Attorneys touches upon a contract issue, it seems. Contract disputes in the online world are not debt collection matters. The issues almost always involve intellectual property ownership rights or some other intangible matter. As an Internet attorney, we help you collect money and enforce the contractual provisions of an agreement, even an oral agreement. Our Internet attorneys also help you respond to alleged contract breaches. Internet disputes are fairly common events. At Traverse Internet Law, our experience in contract law dates back to the early 1980s, well before the Internet was commercialized. As Internet attorneys we can do the same for you. In fact, by putting the opposing side on notice of the strength of your position when you run into an internet dispute, you have a much better chance of getting a good resolution without expensive litigation.

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Internet Attorney and Internet Attorneys

Sometimes matters are simple, or should be. As an internet attorney, the job is to get to the point. Traverse Internet Law’s experience as Internet Attorneys and contract lawyers allows us to identify the internet contract issues and move towards a resolution quickly. We do this all of the time:

    • Our client, a high volume commercial e-mail company, is notified by its ISP that it intends to cut off its pipe to the Internet, seize its servers, and sell them to pay off the remaining balance on its contract, claiming our client is a spammer.
    • An ISP is threatened with termination by its upstream provider for non-payment. The internet contract issue is that the ISP is calculating bandwidth in one manner, and the upstream provider in another manner.
    • An affiliate marketer for our client violated its internet contract and sent unsolicited commercial e-mail.
    • An employment dispute arises when an employee leaves. Ideally our client would have confidentiality, assignments of intellectual property, and non-compete agreements with its employees. It had the agreements, but they were poorly drafted and ambiguous internet contracts.
    • Our client hired an employee of a competitor while an alleged “non-compete” was still in place.
    • An officer of our client’s company left and launched a competing website despite the existence of a non-compete and trade secret protection guarantees in an internet contract.
    • Our client was sued after a young boy was killed riding on a motorized scooter which was allegedly purchased through an online contract from our client’s website, and supposedly warranted as safe.
    • Our web developer and web host client was alleged to have misappropriated domain names despite an internet contract expressly authorizing the purchases.
    • Our webhost client appeared to get “stiffed” when a software company went bankrupt, but the contract provided a window of opportunity to get paid.
    • An affiliate clearing house violated its contract by terminating our client and seizing its funds based upon incorrect assumptions of misconduct.
    • Our client’s boyfriend made an explicit videotape and threatened to commercialize it despite an agreement to keep it private.
    • A reseller of the leading product in the entire market established restrictions on web based sales that seriously impact our client’s business.
    • Our software developer client delivered a solution to its client. Upon receipt, client exceeded its authorized number of licenses, and compensation was therefore due.
    • A small eBay business was terminated for using terminology contrary to the policy of eBay, even though there is nothing published prohibiting the practice.
    • An online merchant terminated our client’s affiliate account and initially refused to pay for the last month of very significant revenues earned.
    • An owner of an eBay related store was “locked out” by partners contrary to the partnership and joint venture agreements.
    • Our client was left with virtually useless software after a developer failed to disclose that the version being sold was still in “beta testing” and our client was going to be a guinea pig.
    • A former employee (our client) of a web based advertising network was alleged to have used advertising space for his own benefit and in a manner contrary to the terms of an agreement with his employer.

A website developer increased its fees, asserted intellectual property ownership of mateial aspects of our client’s website, and failed to cooperate with the transition of the site to another developer.

  • The top rated affiliate marketer of a merchant was “shorted” on commissions due to a dispute with the merchant about the meaning of an ambiguous contract provision in its affiliate agreement.
  • A reseller of computer products claimed breach of contract when our client’s supply dried up due to no fault of his own.
  • Our client’s customer claimed that there were fewer laptops delivered than ordered, but failed to notify our client in the timeframe required.
  • A lawsuit was filed against our client based upon non-delivery when the product purchased had been recalled and was unavailable for delivery.
  • Our client’s former business partner refused took down some of the company websites, refused to transfer others, and misappropriated domain names.
  • A prominent physician’s group sued our client web host and developer alleging negligence and breach of contract resulting from a project without a clearly defined scope or functional specifications.
  • Our client was accused of selling bootleg nutritional supplements and asserted a claim against its supplier.
  • Our online retailer start-up client asserted contract and fraud claims against its web developer when the site delivery date kept getting pushed back.
  • A web hosting company bought out our affiliate marketing client’s web host and decided to place code on our client’s site that prevented search engine robots from indexing the site since they were competitors.
  • Our affiliate marketing client’s joint venture with another online marketer fell apart amid serious allegations of misconduct due primarily to misunderstandings related to the scope of the cooperative advertising relationship.
  • A web start-up could not get its web developer to deliver a site ready for launch in accordance with their agreement and we were retained to work through the issues and resolve the disputes.
  • Our client was prevented from migrating to a new web host because of a lack of cooperation, and copyright infringement claims asserted, by the previous developer/host.
  • A major consulting firm was sued because an acquisition in which they consulted involving an online web property was defrauded by its executive.
  • A real estate rehabilitation company had its deposit for the purchase of an historic property misappropriated by the owner after an online transaction.
  • Partners in an online venture had a falling out when one decided to launch a website competing with the partnership’s holdings in violation of its fiduciary duties.

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These are just a small sampling of the types of issues we deal with every day. As contract or Internet attorneys, we have drafted hundreds of contracts, tried hundreds of contract cases, handled thousands of contract matters, and we know what to expect. Our experience and expertise pay off for you.

When you absolutely need to have a problem solved, consider one of our experienced internet attorneys. We protect the business of the web.

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