Most Common Reasons for Business Litigation
A business litigation attorney provides assistance in situations where your company must sue someone to protect your rights, and in situations where a lawsuit is filed against your company. Our legal team knows the civil litigation system and is adept at providing representation to clients that facilitates a timely and effective resolution of business litigation.
Curley & Rothman, LLC can provide advocacy during settlement negotiations, or when business disputes are resolved in a court of law. Whatever your situation, our goal is to help ensure that your involvement with the legal system does not have an adverse impact on your company’s short-term and long-term goals. Give us a call to find out more.
Common Reasons for Business Litigation
There are many different reasons why business litigation arises. Some of the most common reasons for business litigation include:
- Breach of contract: Contracts are essential in all fields to facilitate business operations. If any party to a contract fails to 100 percent comply with contract terms and to fulfill contractual obligations, that party could be sued for a breach of contract. Your company could be sued if you are accused of nonperformance. You should also file a lawsuit if any of the other parties to a contract that you have entered into do not follow the contract terms. Companies can recover for actual financial damages resulting from a breach of contract.
- Breach of fiduciary duty: There are certain individuals who have a fiduciary duty, which is the highest duty owed under the law. For example, a director of a company has a fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of the business. Someone with a fiduciary duty who acts to enrich himself at the expense of the business organization could be sued.
- Fraud: Fraud is a common issue in business when intentionally deceptive behavior occurs.
- Partnership disputes or shareholder disputes: When there are co-owners of a company, it is very common for disagreements to arise among the partners or shareholders. Litigation can occur when disagreements cannot be resolved, or in situations where any of the co-owners is accused of acting inappropriately and failing to protect the interests of the company.
- Intellectual property disputes: If your company owns copyrights, trademarks, or patents, you must make certain that you sue to protect your property if it is being misused. Your company should also take legal action if a non-compete or non-disclosure agreement is being violated or if your trade secrets are being shared.
There may be many other reasons why your company needs to sue someone, and many other reasons why companies are sued. You should look for a business litigation attorney with experience handling the specific type of case that your business is involved in so your lawyer will have the knowledge to help you develop an appropriate response to accusations or an appropriate claim against others.
When Your Company is Involved in Business Litigation
If your company is involved in any of these common types of business litigation, or if you are involved in any civil court case, you need to determine the most effective method of resolving your business dispute. You also need to make smart choices regarding what approach is the best approach for protecting your company’s interests. For example, you may decide that you should settle a claim against you to protect your company’s brand.
You need a knowledgeable business litigation attorney who can advise you on different methods of dispute resolution, including settlement negotiation, arbitration, mediation, and litigation in civil court. You also must make certain that your lawyer has the knowledge and experience to represent you in any of these different dispute resolution options.
Curley & Rothman, LLC attorneys have strong negotiation skills, a long history representing companies in business litigation cases, and legal skills necessary to present evidence to a judge or jury. We help you to determine the best legal strategy and to carry out that strategy until your case is resolved.
Getting Help from A Business Litigation Attorney
Curley & Rothman, LLC helps companies of all sizes with using the legal system to pursue remedies, and with resolving disputes within the legal system when they have been named as defendants. We not only offer aid when your company is involved in one of the common types of business litigation cases but can also help in more unusual situations. To find out more about the ways in which a Philadelphia business litigation attorney can help you, give us a call at 610-834-8819 or contact us to speak with a member of our legal team.