What Does A New York City Business Litigation Attorney Do?
A New York City Business Litigation Attorney represents companies and individuals in civil and commercial matters. Those civil and commercial matters may include, for example, breach of contract actions, business torts cases, bankruptcy and adversary proceedings, civil racketeering actions, consumer fraud actions, business dissolution proceedings and other corporate litigation, securities litigation and arbitration, product liability cases, franchisor-franchisee litigation, qui tam actions, proceedings to enforce money judgments, divorce actions and post-divorce judgment proceedings.
Commercial litigation means companies suing companies.
Civil litigation is a broader category than commercial litigation. Civil litigation may consist of individuals suing individuals, companies suing individuals, or individuals suing companies.
Business litigation generally encompasses both civil and commercial litigation.
Most business litigation matters fall into one of three categories:
- Breach of contract actions, in which there is an agreement between the two litigants and one litigant has allegedly broken that agreement.
- Business torts cases, which are non-contractual, civil claims. In New York, Some examples of business torts claims are breach of fiduciary duty, breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, conversion, fraud, interference with contract, interference with prospective advantage, and negligent misrepresentation.
- Statutory claims, which are claims that are created by the legislature under a particular statute. A good example is New York General Business Law § 349, which provides a private cause of action to consumers seeking to recover money damages caused by deceptive trade practices.
If your company wants to bring, or needs a lawyer to defend it in, business litigation and you are located in the New York City area, call New York City Business Litigation Attorney David S. Rich at (347) 941-0760.
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