Commercial litigation means any type of business controversy that is brought before a court. This area of practice typically includes disputes that relate to the following types of business issues:
- Limits on competition, such as disagreements that involve noncompete agreements, nonsolicitation agreements and nondisclosure agreements.
- Misuse of intellectual property that involves trade secrets, patents, copyrights, trademarks and service marks.
- Fraud and deceptive trade practices that involve, for example, claims that products have been misrepresented, consumer protection laws have been violated and that false statements have been used to land a contract.
- Abuses of trust that may involve the breach of a fiduciary relationship that requires a heightened level of responsibility and trust.
- Employment disputes that involve a wide range of issues, such as overtime, disabilities, health and pension benefits, discrimination and wrongful discharge.
- Breach of contract is perhaps the most common form of business dispute and typically involves a disagreement as to whether one side or the other to a contract has properly performed its contractual duties or, perhaps, whether one party has been excused from performance by acts of the other party.
- Tortious interference with contract may frequently spring out of an agreement that limits competition, whereby one person contractually obligated to not engage in certain activity involving a third party ignores the contractual limitation and attempts to do business with the third party in a manner that is contractually precluded.
Commercial litigation matters can range from relatively simple and uncomplicated matters to highly complex matters that take a great deal of time and effort to resolve.
When you are faced with commercial litigation issues, you need the assistance of an experienced commercial litigation attorney. FisherBroyles offers clients across all industries and throughout the country comprehensive commercial litigation and dispute resolution services, ranging from bet-the-company commercial and corporate fraud litigation to relatively straightforward contract disputes. Our lawyers are able to separate the forest from the trees while working with our clients to ensure that litigation is handled in a manner that forwards our clients’ ultimate goals. Our lawyers work closely with our clients both to resolve the immediate issue and to help ensure that similar issues can be avoided in the future.