Generally speaking, “commercial litigation” refers to disputes between companies. In other words, two or more parties try to resolve a conflict or conflicts arising from business transactions by turning to the legal system. Commercial litigation is an umbrella-type term applying to any business-related legal dispute.
White & Russell, P.A. offers legal services addressing a client’s most important business transactions and handling their most challenging and complex legal dilemmas. We offer a full range of services and resources with the responsiveness and value typically unique to a corporate boutique firm. The firm has extensive experience in all major and sophisticated aspects of commercial and business disputes.
We also acknowledge that the fiscal bottom line is always important. We understand that no transaction happens in isolation. Our attorneys provide clients with thoughtful solutions and strategic counseling from the most senior partner to the most junior associate. The firm’s cross-specialty teams provide legal representation that takes the big picture of its client’s business into account. We tailor our approach to respond to each client’s unique needs to provide creative, complete solutions and efficient service.
Common Types of Commercial Litigation Disputes
Commercial litigation involves all manner of business disputes, too numerous to a comprehensive list. Nonetheless, some common types of commercial litigation disputes include:
- Antitrust actions
- Bad faith cases
- Breach of contract cases
- Breach of duty cases
- Business tort cases
- Construction cases
- Employment cases
- Fraud claims
- Insurance claims
- Copyright, trademark, and patent infringement cases (intellectual property)
- Labor disputes
- Llc or partnership membership disputes
- Misrepresentation actions
- Product liability claims
- Securities litigation
- Shareholder actions
- Tax disputes
- Trade secret cases
- Unfair competition cases
Differences Between Typical Civil Litigation and Commercial Litigation
Although all civil litigation, including commercial litigation, proceeds in essentially the same way, there are some key differences, including:
- Commercial litigation typically involves business entities as parties rather than individuals. Quite often, of course, litigation involves both individuals and businesses.
- Commercial litigation facts and legal issues are generally more complex and specialized than typical litigation.
- Often, commercial litigation is filed in federal court rather than state court.
- Commercial litigation includes class action lawsuits or multi-district litigation, often referred to as “complex” litigation, which has its own set of specialized rules.
- Commercial litigation will sometimes change dramatically as certain evidence is revealed and may continue for years rather than days, weeks, or months.
- Commercial litigation often involves dozens of expert witnesses, e-discovery, and various types of forensic evidence, such as forensic accounting.
- Commercial litigation is almost always much more expensive and beyond the financial means of most individuals. The cost of commercial litigation has even spelled the end of many successful businesses.
Contact the Commercial Litigation Lawyers at White & Russell, P.A.
At White & Russell, P.A., our team of commercial litigators have experience with all types of commercial litigation and always researching new trends and technology related to this type of litigation. Please contact us if you find yourself involved in a legal claim or are simply seeking more information.