Business disputes can commonly arise. A complex business dispute involves issues that are different from run-of-the-mill cases. They may involve complications such as multiple parties, multiple venues in which cases are pending in multiple courts or in state and federal courts. Multi-jurisdiction litigation often involves more complex legal issues than other types of business disputes. Other reasons why a case may be considered a complex business dispute include if governmental regulatory agencies, highly technical legal issues, tax issues or expansive business records and professional dealings are handled.
Florida recognizes the legal cause of action of “tortuous interference with a business relationship.” To prevail with this type of claim, you must show that the defendant:
• Knew of a contract between you and your client
• Intentionally took action to cause a breach of the contract or to disrupt the contract
• Did not have legal justification for these actions
• Caused damages as a result
These claims are often quite complex, so it is important to have a skilled commercial litigation attorney assist you when making this type of claim.
Florida recognizes the existence of oral contracts when the parties had clear terms, based on an offer, acceptance, consideration and essential terms. However, these types of contracts can be difficult to enforce if one of the parties breaches them because there may not be the benefit of a formalized written contract. To prevail with this type of claim, you will need to show that there was a valid contract; a material breach of the terms and that you suffered damages. An experienced lawyer like Harry Ross can review the circumstances surrounding your contract, any communication between you and the other party that confirm the terms and the history of your interactions with each other to prove your case.
Civil litigation often involves disputes between two individuals while commercial litigation may involve businesses and regulatory agencies. Commercial litigation often involves more complex and specialized legal and factual issues. Additionally, some cases are required to be filed in federal court instead of state court. This type of litigation also tends to involve higher value amounts and may take longer to resolve. These cases may also rely on the use of expert witnesses. Examples of common commercial litigation cases include the following:
• Antitrust cases
• Breach of fiduciary duty allegations
• Business torts
• Class action lawsuits
• Debtor/creditor disputes
• Employment disputes
• Intellectual property disputes
• Partnership disputes
• Real estate disputes
• Securities litigation
• Shareholder disputes
• Unfair compensation claims
If you receive a foreclosure summons, it is essential that you seek the qualified legal assistance of foreclosure defense attorney Harry Ross. Involving an experienced attorney early in the process may help you take advantage of certain legal options, such as stopping a mortgage foreclosure judgment by modifying the existing mortgage. We can negotiate with your lender and try to reach an agreement that allows you to keep your home, if possible. We can also explore other options, such as filing bankruptcy so that you can benefit from the automatic stay provided by this legal action. In some cases, you may have a claim against the mortgage company for predatory lending practices.