Business Litigation: Definition

While its definition varies, most attorneys would agree that “business litigation” is a complex area of law which includes a variety of contractual and tort claims. Examples of such claims include but not limited to: breach of contract, fraud, tortious interference with contract, breach of fiduciary duty, infringement of intellectual property rights, and unfair competition. Often, when these types of business disputes arise, the parties are unable to resolve them through negotiation or arbitration proceedings. In these cases, business litigation can be used as a way to resolve the disputes.

Business litigation is not limited exclusively to businesses suing other businesses. In certain cases (such copyright and trademark violations), individuals may asset claims against businesses and vice-versa.

Corporate litigation constitutes an important part of business litigation. Corporate disputes often arise as a result of a breach of fiduciary duty. For example, shareholders in a closely-held corporation may recover against a corporate director if he breaches his fiduciary obligations.

Commercial insurance litigation is another frequent source of business litigation. For example, where a commercial insurance company undervalues or denies a fair claim, then the victimized business may sue to recover the amount it believes it is entitled to. Often, these situation deal with contract litigation where an insurance company relies on a particular wording in the contract to avoid fully paying an otherwise legitimate claim.

These are just some of the countless areas in which a business may have a need for a Minnesota business litigation lawyer to resolve a dispute against another business. A good Minneapolis business litigation attorney or a St. Paul business litigation lawyer can be invaluable in protecting your rights and your company’s business interests.

Sherayzen Law Office can help you deal with a business litigation claim, whether defending against another business or enforcing your business rights against other parties.

If you or your company is in need of representation in a business litigation matter, please call NOW to discuss your case with a business litigation lawyer!