Many different kinds of disagreements can arise that end up in court. Within the business world, for example, cases that may be litigated include partnership and shareholder disputes; antitrust issues; international trade cases; disputes over government contracts; consumer protection and consumer fraud causes; securities cases; claims arising based on allegations of unfair competition; intellectual property disputes; and disputes arising from interference with business relations or contractual agreements.
No matter what type of commercial litigation dispute you are involved in, it is advisable to contact an experienced San Diego business litigation lawyer to represent your interests. Sepahi Law Group, APC provides skillful, cost-effective legal representation to both plaintiffs and defendants in commercial cases. Call today to schedule a consultation and learn more.
What to Do When You Are Involved in a Commercial Litigation Dispute
When you are involved in a commercial litigation dispute, you need to find an experienced attorney who is a litigator and who has a history of representing clients facing a similar legal issue. There are highly specific laws that apply to many commercial litigation cases and you need to be represented by someone with the detailed knowledge of the laws applicable to your case.
With the help of your lawyer, you need to identify the relevant legal issues in your case and find past case law that supports your position. Court cases are decided based on how laws and past court rulings apply to the facts of the specific case. You need to understand not just the federal and state laws that will determine the outcome of your case, but also the outcomes of similar past court cases where judicial opinions have set precedent. It is up to you to put together briefs and arguments that will demonstrate that your preferred interpretation of the law is correct.
In addition to making strong arguments that the law is on your side, you need to make sure that the judge or jury will believe your facts and that the facts of the case support your preferred outcome. There is a discovery process in which you have the opportunity to examine documents relevant to the commercial litigation and interview witnesses. Depositions, or in person interviews of witnesses, will need to be conducted. Some witnesses may also be asked questions via interrogatories (written questions) to determine if they have information that is relevant, in which case you may want to interview them in person. You may also need to find expert witnesses who can testify on your behalf at trial and also conduct other investigations into the disputed facts.
As you are preparing your case for trial, you may also wish to work on negotiating a settlement of your commercial litigation dispute. If you and the other parties involved in the disagreement can come up with an amicable resolution to your issues, you can reach an out-of-court negotiated settlement. This may end up making all parties involved happier with the final outcome.
An experienced San Diego commercial litigation lawyer at Sepahi law Group, APC can help with all aspects of preparing for a commercial litigation dispute and can argue on your behalf in court. Call today to schedule a consultation and learn more.