What causes people to sue each other?

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Receptionist: Cohen Highley
Announcer: And now the Cohen Highley Legal Moment on Fresh Radio.
Announcer: I’m here with Jimmy Ding from Cohen Highley Lawyers.  So Jimmy, personally or in business, what causes people to sue each other?
Jimmy Ding: Well, people sue each other for many reasons.  If you suffer damage or loss because of someone else’s wrongdoing, you will likely have a case.  It’s a lawyer’s job to identify and classify the wrongdoings based on legal principals.
Announcer: Now what are some common wrongdoings?
Jimmy Ding: Well, breach of contract.  When someone fails to uphold his or her end of the bargain on a legally binding agreement is a pretty common one.
Announcer: Do you generally need to have a contract to be able to sue?
Jimmy Ding: Not necessarily.  Negligence claims are a good example.  Think of negligence as a breach of duty rather than a breach of contract.  Different people owe different duties towards others.  For example, teachers have a duty towards their students, parents towards their kids and drivers towards other drivers.  When someone fails to perform their duty or simply falls below the expected standard, that person could potentially be sued.
Announcer: Thanks Jimmy. This has been the Cohen Highley Legal Moment.  Cohenhighley.com
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