When one company takes legal action against another, it’s called commercial litigation. There are many different reasons why companies take legal action against one another, and we’re here to help. At DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC, our commercial litigation lawyers are prepared to represent your company and ensure that you get justice.
Let’s take a look at the differences between commercial litigation and civil litigation to better understand when one is your better choice over the other in your legal situation.
Commercial Litigation vs. Civil Litigation
While civil and commercial litigation are similar, they also have key differences. Civil litigation is the most common type of legal action. This occurs when one party takes legal action against another for compensation based on damages they suffered as a result of the other party’s actions. Usually these cases involve an infringement of rights or negligence. For example, if you file a car accident claim against a negligent driver, then that would be civil litigation.
Commercial litigation is similar because it is a form of civil litigation. This means that commercial litigation generally follows the same process as civil. The legal process would follow the normal steps of pleadings, discovery, trial, and appeals, if applicable. Lawyers typically prefer to settle out of court, but if their client is offered less than they deserve, they’re prepared to fight in court.
The key difference between the two types of litigation is that commercial litigation occurs between two companies, not just regular parties. Because the cases are between companies, which are larger than individuals, they are typically considered more complex than civil litigation. Additionally, commercial litigation can take longer to settle, cost more money, and is often filed in federal court.
What Are Some Reasons Companies Bring on Commercial Litigation?
When a business decides to take legal action, while they’re looking for justice, they also want to protect their bottom line. Their goals are to spend as little money as possible on litigation, but still win their case and get the full compensation that they’re seeking.
While their cases can become larger than life and complex, at the heart of commercial litigation is usually a simple dispute between two entities. Here are some of the reasons that a business might bring on a case against another company or another party:
- Breach of contract
- Bad faith insurance
- Business torts
- Class action
- Employment law
- Product liability
- Property disputes
- Partnership disputes
- Business interruption insurance
There are plenty of other reasons that a company might bring on a claim, but these are some of the main examples. Since these cases are so complicated, the company will need an experienced commercial litigation lawyer who they trust. At DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC, we are prepared to fight for justice for your company.
Hire a Lawyer From Our Firm
We understand that you want to run your business smoothly and successfully. That can get difficult when you have a dispute that arises, and you need to take care of. That’s where we come in. At DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC, our commercial litigation attorneys can help you with your claim and ensure your business is protected.
If you’re a small business, you don’t have to worry about going up against a larger company. We’re here to fight for you. Reach out to our office so we can get started right away in getting you the justice you deserve.