COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAWYER
Commercial litigation is, in general, any type of legal controversy related to business issues, and if you find yourself involved in any sort of business dispute, you should speak with a New York City & Westchester County commercial litigation lawyer as soon as you can. Contact The Bàez Legal Group today.
NEW YORK CITY & WESTCHESTER COUNTY COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAWYER | HELPING CLIENTS WITH BUSINESS DISPUTES
Some of the most common types of business disputes that our firm sees are as follows:
- Breach of contract
- Employment disputes
- Business dissolution
- Interference with business relationships
- Disputes over non-compete clauses
- Civil RICO
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Franchise issues
- Shareholder issues
- Partnership disputes
WHAT IS A BREACH OF CONTRACT?
A breach of contract generally describes a breach of a legal obligation or a failure to do something that is required in a contract.
WHAT CAN A PLAINTIFF RECOVER IN A BUSINESS LAWSUIT?
In most cases, the person filing the claim, known as the plaintiff, seeks damages measured by financial losses or possibly lost profits believed to have been caused by the defendant. Sometimes a plaintiff seeks something other than money such as an injunction or court order to require or prevent some action by a defendant. How much and whether a plaintiff will recover depends on many variables, including the nature of the loss and whether and how it can be measured, and many other factors, including whether a contract or statute limits or provides for a certain amount of damages or attorney’s fees.
IF I HAVE A BUSINESS DISPUTE, DOES A LAWSUIT ALWAYS HAVE TO BE FILED IN ORDER TO GET MONEY FROM THE OTHER SIDE?
No. In some cases we are able to negotiate settlements with the other side after investigating the case but before a lawsuit is filed. However, many disputes don’t resolve until substantial pressure is applied by the filing of a lawsuit. Cases are often resolved through alternative dispute resolution processes such as arbitration or mediation.
WHO PAYS THE EXPENSES OF COMMERCIAL LITIGATION?
A judge may order the losing party to pay the costs of the lawsuit. These costs may include court filing fees, witness expenses, and the costs of preparing exhibits. As a general rule, each party is responsible for paying his or her own attorney’s fees, with the following exceptions.
Parties may have agreed in a contract to pay the other party’s attorneys’ fees in the event of litigation. The lawsuit may involve a statute that provides for payment of attorneys’ fees. Courts may award attorneys’ fees to one party if it is found that the other party engaged in bad faith or frivolous litigation, or pursued legal theories that have no merit.
CONTACT A NEW YORK CITY & WESTCHESTER COUNTY COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAWYER
No one should have to face pressing business issues on their own. Our firm is here. Contact The Bàez Legal Group today so we can begin helping you through every step of your legal matter.
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