When two businesses or individuals disagree that they cannot settle through negotiation, they may turn to the courts for a resolution in the form of commercial litigation. Commercial litigation is a lawsuit between individuals where criminal charges are not involved. Litigation is often used to settle contracts, torts, and property disputes. For example, two businesses may battle it out in court over a breach of contract, or one individual may sue another for damages caused by negligence.
Commercial litigation can be highly beneficial for clients who need to resolve a dispute quickly and efficiently. The process can move along relatively quickly, and the parties involved can often resolve the situation more rapidly than if they tried to negotiate outside of court. Additionally, having a third party arbitrate the case may make both sides more willing to compromise to settle.
While commercial litigation can be helpful for some clients, it is only suitable for some situations. For example, if the dispute is over something that happened years ago and there is little evidence available, there may be better options than commercial litigation. In these cases, it may be more beneficial to negotiate outside of court or file a civil complaint instead.
With expanding international businesses, constantly changing regulations and requirements, and transaction issues, it can be hard to navigate commercial disputes. Here are some common situations we can help with:
In any commercial litigation case, it is vital to have an experienced attorney who understands the complexities of the legal system and can protect your best interests. An attorney can help by reviewing your case’s facts and assessing your argument’s strengths and weaknesses. They can also help you prepare for court proceedings and negotiate a settlement.
If you are involved in a commercial litigation case in Utah or Wyoming, contact one of our experienced attorneys today.