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The Basics of Business Lawsuits

Explanation from a Los Angeles Business Attorney

Business law is an extensive branch that can also commonly be referred to as commercial law. It is the governing law or regulations pertaining to the rights and conduct of those involved in business. Business lawsuits are extremely complex and difficult to navigate, especially for individuals who are unfamiliar with business law. Business law encompasses many different components of a business or corporation. To learn more about business litigation as it particularly relates to your case, be sure to get in touch with a Los Angeles business attorney from our firm.

They frequently involve intricate financial matters and multiple parties, and may address issues that include employment, funding, commercial purchases or sales, trademark or copyright infringement, fraud, or contract disputes. Business law can affect not only those directly associated with a company, but even the public as a whole. If you are being sued, or intend to file a lawsuit in order to protect your business interests, it is crucial that you enlist the support of an attorney who can seek a beneficial outcome on your behalf. There are specific laws that have been set and any alteration or deviation from them can lead to legal ramifications.

Business Law: Civil Litigation

Business lawsuits are a form of civil litigation including both private and public law. All civil suits start with a plaintiff filing a complaint and serving the defendant with that complaint and a summons. The defendant typically has a number of weeks to respond to the summons, and may choose to do so by filing a motion to dismiss the case. If the case is not dismissed, the two parties take part in a number of pre-trial proceedings. In truth, most civil cases (and many business lawsuits) are settled before ever going to trial. This can often be the best route for many individuals that are hoping to have the matter dealt with in a timely and less costly manner.

Trial may be avoided through negotiation, but if the desired results are unable to be gained through a settlement, more persistent legal action may be necessary. When a business lawsuit does go to trial, it is heard before a judge and jury. Once both parties' positions have been presented, the court reaches a verdict. If it is in favor of the plaintiff, the judge or jury will determine what type of relief is to be awarded, such as monetary damages or specific performance. Whether your case requires mediation or trial, our legal team is able to help.

There are many areas that are not recognized as falling under the category of business law, but it can become somewhat of an umbrella term. It is not only homeowners that face the threat of foreclosure, and when your business is in danger is it important to protect it. Oftentimes business litigation is closely tied to finances and a failure to properly deal with the matter can end in costly repercussions. Business law is extensive and for business owners, there are many intricacies that will need to be considered. Our firm is here to protect you and your business' best interests.

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