Cease and desist letters are frequently used as a first step in business litigation. By informing the other party that they are violating your rights, telling them to stop, and explaining what will happen if they continue, many businesses are able to end harmful conduct without going to court. This can save time and money, and reach a resolution very quickly.
Some common situations that can call for a cease and desist letter are:
- Someone is breaching their fiduciary duty
- A vendor dispute is harming your business
- A closing business is selling its assets rather than paying off its debts to you