Commercial Litigation

Texas is no stranger to corporate disputes. Boasting an annual GDP of over $1 trillion, many Texan businesses resort to commercial litigation to solve disagreements. While perhaps not the most expedient method to resolve disputes, corporate litigation as businesses’ last resort can effectively resolve business disputes.

What is Commercial Litigation?

Commercial litigation is simply litigation between businesses. While the general process remains similar, requiring written discovery, settlement demands, and depositions for example, the disputed issues involved in the lawsuit are corporate. While too numerous to list here, among the business disputes that corporate litigators handle are:

  • Trademark, service mark, and trade dress disputes
  • Breaches of contract
  • Bad faith insurance claims; insurance coverage
  • Business torts
  • Real estate litigation
  • Partnership and member conflicts
  • Construction disputes

What Can I Recover Through Commercial Litigation?

The damages available in your commercial dispute will vary according to the type of case. Breaches of contract cases, for example, may yield different damage awards from intellectual property disputes. The following are among the damages a commercial litigator may recover:

  • Lost profits
  • Payment for benefits received
  • Unjust enrichment
  • Damages written into and agreed upon in a contract
  • Contract rescission or reformation

The damages available in your case will depend on the nature of the dispute. Call or complete Diab Law Firm’s webform below for a free consultation to discuss the damages available in your case.

FAQ’s

Who does the corporate litigator technically represent?

Corporate litigators may technically represent businesses or individual owners, depending on the nature of the dispute. In partnership disputes, for example, the attorney may represent an individual partner. Conversely, in breach of contract cases, the attorney may represent one of the businesses to the contract. This matter turns on the dispute at issue in your case.

How much does corporate litigation cost?

This depends on the nature of the dispute and your role in the dispute. For example, businesses defending against a commercial lawsuit typically hire a law firm or attorney on an hourly basis. Businesses hiring an attorney to bring a lawsuit against another business may hire the firm or attorney on a contingency basis, hourly basis, or a combination of both depending on the nature of the case and the client’s goals. Diab Law Firm seeks to do right by every client and strives to accommodate your billing needs and resources. In the case of hourly billing, the Firm provides a detailed accounting of billable hours upon resolution of each case.

How long will my corporate dispute case last?

The length of your case will turn on factors too numerous to list here. Among the factors are the evidence available to support your position, the terms of any contract, the nature of the dispute, and the other party to the conflict. Call the Firm or complete our webform below for a free consultation.

References:

“Gross Domestic Product by State, First Quarter 2019.” U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic analysis, 25 July 2019,

https://www.bea.gov/system/files/2019-07/qgdpstate0719.pdf.

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