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What Are Some Common Types of Commercial Litigation?

Despite the name, commercial litigation is an area of the law that may include both businesses and individuals as a party. If you are a business owner, or you own a significant interest in a business, there is a very good chance that at some point in time you will be involved in commercial litigation. The longer you are in business the greater the odds are that you will be named as a Defendant in some type of commercial lawsuit. As an individual you may find yourself to be the victim, or Plaintiff, in a commercial law lawsuit. Only an experienced Pennsylvania commercial law attorney can answer specific questions about potential or current commercial litigation; however, to begin with it is important to know some common types of commercial litigation.

In short, commercial litigation includes legal action that is based on a business transaction. Some of the most common examples include:

  • • Partnership and shareholder disputes
  •  • Government contract disputes
  • • Breach of contract
  • • International trade issues and anti-trust matters
  • • Consumer fraud and consumer protection issues
  • • Securities litigation
  • • Product liability lawsuit
  • • Unfair competition claim
  • • Interference with contract or business relationships
  • • Intellectual property dispute

If you find yourself potentially involved in a commercial law matter it is imperative that you consult with an experienced commercial law attorney given the complex nature of most issues within the umbrella of commercial law. Often, commercial law disputes are based on federal laws which can be extremely difficult to understand and analyze. It is also likely that a lawsuit based on any of the common commercial law topics will end up in federal court given the likelihood of diversity jurisdiction. If that occurs, you want to be certain that your attorney is familiar with the rules and procedures in federal court and that he/she has sufficient experience litigating cases similar to yours.

If you believe you have been named as a Defendant in a commercial law lawsuit, or you believe you are the victim in a potential commercial law , contact an experienced Conshohocken, Pennsylvania employment law attorney as soon as possible to discuss your options. Contact the employment law attorneys at Curley & Rothman, LLC by calling 610-834-8819 today to schedule your free consultation.