Most of the time disputes between businesses or individuals and a business can be resolved through mediation and negotiations. When, however, arbitration proceedings do not end in a resolution or favorable outcome a business or individual may seek to litigate. Our firm always looks for ways for our clients to resolve their issues without litigation, but when all other avenues are closed we will work tirelessly on their behalf for a fair resolution through business litigation.
There are multiple reasons why an attorney is needed for business litigation, but the most commonly cited reasons for litigation are:
- Insurance disputes
- Breach of Fiduciary Duty
- Intellectual Property (IP)
- Investment Fraud
- Federal False Claims Act (Qui Tam)
Generally speaking, insurance disputes are probably the most common because nearly everyone in the country holds some type of insurance, be it auto, home, life, or health. Small businesses and individuals are often on the receiving end of undervalued or denied claims. Insurance companies don’t have the best reputation for fairness, and –coincidentally– it is usually those who it would seem have fewer funds for a legal team to support them that insurance companies seem to have the most trouble with. In cases where small businesses and individuals are unable to receive fair compensation we are there to help.
Other areas of business litigation, like that of intellectual property disputes, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, or issues with investors are less cut and dry but still common areas where attorneys are required resolve issues of inequity. Certainly, many of these types of complaints do have elements of criminal activity, as well as, civil. It is important to find a business litigation attorney who will take the time to understand your case and all its elements.
Here at Miller, Miller & Menthe we work with every client to determine if there is any other possible means of resolving your case outside of litigation before we start. However, when it becomes necessary for us to litigate on your behalf we are you passionate advocate in the courtroom.