General Civil and Business Litigation
Lawsuits can arise from a wide variety of issues and circumstances. Some lawsuits settle shortly after a complaint is filed, while others proceed through various stages of litigation, including discovery, alternative dispute resolution, dispositive motions, and complicated trials in front of a judge or jury. A case may revolve around a single, relatively simple and clear-cut legal issue, or it may involve several complex questions of law. Our firm will work to minimize the time, energy, and money you may have to spend by resolving your case as efficiently as possible.
The term civil litigation refers to a dispute over a legal issue between two or more parties. A civil litigation dispute may involve one or more of a wide range of legal issues and may be in front of a judge or an administrative agency. Some common issues that may result in civil litigation include:
- Personal injury;
- Landlord/tenant disputes;
- Employment and labor law;
- Wrongful death;
- Medical malpractice;
- Worker’s compensation issues;
- Real estate disputes;
- Products liability claims; and
- Premises liability claims.
Business litigation is an area of law that involves a lawsuit against a business or corporation. This type of lawsuit usually alleges the business committed some sort of wrongdoing and seeks financial redress for alleged injuries. A few common types of business litigation cases include:
- Contract disputes;
- Class actions;
- Malpractice or professional mistakes; and
- Consumer litigation involving warranties or product defects.
Business litigation can be very complicated; however, not every case proceeds to trial. Therefore, business litigation attorneys must also be experienced in negotiations, mediation, and other alternative dispute resolution methods that may avoid trial. If an attorney is able to settle the case out of court, it can save the client time, stress, and possibly significant attorney’s fees compared to a case going to trial.
At the heart of each civil and business litigation case is either a party seeking money damages or specific performance. Money damages mean the party wants to be financially compensated for some type of loss or wrongdoing. Specific performance means that one party wants the court to order the other party to do something or to refrain from doing something. Whether you seek money or a court order, our firm can help you achieve your litigation goals while trying to reduce your costs. If you believe you have a case, do not hesitate to contact our office today.