Business Litigation

Business litigation – also known as commercial litigation – is the area of the law that deals with any disputes or disagreements that may arise within any sort of business relationship. These disputes can come in a number of categories, but some of the most common are:

  • Breaches of contract
  • Shareholder vs. Shareholder litigation
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Business torts
  • Partnership disputes
  • Joint enterprise disputes
  • Class actions

Is Business Litigation the Same as Other Litigations?

When there is litigation between two businesses, there are some very distinct differences in how it works. With business litigation, you will often find that both sides present a claim and a defense, whereas in other forms of litigation, for example personal injury cases, one side is the plaintiff and one side is the defendant.

The reason for this is that in most commercial litigation cases, both sides may have contributed to any “fault,” or to the reasons behind the disagreement.

Will My Case Be Heard in Court?

Your case will not always be heard in court. An interesting feature of business litigation is that there are several different forums in which the dispute may be discussed, negotiated, or litigated. Depending on the type of disagreement and how the respective lawyers see the case best being dealt with, your dispute could be heard in any of these:

  • Administrative hearing
  • Private arbitration
  • State court
  • Federal court

Can Any Lawyer Deal With My Case?

Commercial litigation is extremely complex. It involves having knowledge of several different areas of state and federal laws and how they relate to your particular case.

Your lawyer has to have a broad knowledge base including such areas as business formation laws, intellectual property laws, and the different types of contracts that exist in business laws.

Your lawyer’s two primary skill sets should be in the areas of making good judgment calls and making sound strategic decisions. They have to be able to examine all facts pertaining to the case and decide how best to prosecute – or defend – that case.

As these cases can be so complex, they will often involve multiple meetings and phone calls in the preparatory stages. These give your lawyer a full overview of your business sector and your own involvement, or your company’s involvement.

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At Michigan Premier Law, we have been dealing with business litigation for many years. Our senior partner has vast experience of different areas of Michigan business law and can competently represent you at any level of litigation. To book a free appointment to discuss your case, please call (248) 688-0045 today.

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