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Business Litigation FAQs

Business Litigation FAQs

Here are the answers to some questions that we are commonly asked about business litigation:

Will My Case Go to Trial?

Believe it or not, while litigation may be common, trials are actually rare. Most business cases will settle before the case actually goes to court. Even if one party files a lawsuit, the two sides will keep talking throughout the process. They may even end up opting for some type of mediation or arbitration to settle their dispute.

What Are Common Causes of Business Litigation?

The most common cause of business lawsuits is a contract dispute between the two sides. This could include:

  • Differences in interpreting a term of the contract
  • One or both parties not living up to their obligations under the contract
  • One party denying that a contract exists

Other examples of business litigation are shareholder and partnership disputes and torts, where a business claims that someone else has wronged their business.

When Should I Hire a Business Litigation Attorney?

There is a common misconception that you hire a lawyer when you have been sued or are ready to file a lawsuit of your own. Actually, hiring a litigation attorney is a way to avoid a lawsuit in the first place. Make sure to retain an attorney at the first sign of a dispute. Your attorney could help you communicate with the other side and reach a solution that does not involve a lawsuit before the dispute goes too far. The best result in business litigation is when you avoid a lawsuit in the first place because it reduces your uncertainty and keeps your costs lower.

Contact an Encino Business Litigation Lawyer

The Urbach Law Offices could help you if litigation looks possible. Call us today at 888.212.9071 or contact us online to schedule a time to talk.