Sometimes, going to court is unavoidable, especially for business owners. Situations like unpaid invoices or undelivered promises from suppliers can lead to legal disputes. Understanding the various types of litigations will help you determine the appropriate case to file. According to the American Bar Association (ABA), the primary commercial dispute categories include:
Civil Rights Matters
- Cases related to the enforcement of constitutional rights, ensuring non-discrimination and equal access to public facilities.
- Protecting consumers from defective or faulty products. Injured consumers can also file personal injury claims against the product designers.
- Laws that safeguard copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and patents. They also protect consumers’ data and sensitive information.
- Involving multiple plaintiffs seeking compensation from a single defendant due to a shared complaint.
- Protecting consumers from false advertising, broken contracts, fraud, and faulty products or services. This includes ensuring fairness in refunds, warranties, services contracts, and exchanges.
Energy and Environmental Matters
- Cases revolving around energy and environmental disputes.
- Designed to ensure fair and equal prices and protect business competition to benefit consumers.
Data and Privacy Security
- Laws protecting consumer rights to access their own information, correcting inaccuracies, and ensuring full disclosure of data collection, storage, and disclosure practices.
Please note that this list is not exhaustive. When you believe you have a case to file, consulting with a qualified attorney will help you identify the specific type of litigation suitable for your situation.
At Garrity Traina, we handle all types of litigations. We take pride in providing an experience akin to that of a large firm while delivering services with the values of a small firm. Our approach involves offering innovative and personalized legal solutions to address a wide range of legal issues.
Litigation is a process commonly employed to resolve disputes in a court of law. In federal courts, litigation is typically governed by federal rules, including:
- The federal rules for criminal procedure
- The federal rules for civil procedure
- The federal rules for appellate procedure
- The federal rules for evidence
- The federal rules for bankruptcy
These rules are supplemented by local court rules and standing orders from judges.
The Different Types of Litigation Available
Depending on the type of dispute you want to resolve, your lawyer can help you identify the specific type of litigation to pursue and the appropriate legal action to take. Here’s a breakdown of the different types of litigations available:
Commercial litigation is applicable when business entities or individuals bring a dispute to court, such as disagreements between partners, business owners, shareholders, or competing businesses. Examples include unfair competition, breach of contract, fraud, defamation, or construction disputes.
Personal Injury Litigation
Individuals file personal injury litigation to seek legal remedies for losses suffered due to accidents. Typically, the plaintiff seeks financial compensation from the defendant whose actions caused harm either intentionally or due to negligence.
Product liability laws aim to protect consumers from defective or faulty products. Injured consumers can also file personal injury claims against the product designer for a faulty product.
Consumer litigation safeguards consumers from false advertising, broken contracts, fraud, and faulty products or services. It also includes ensuring fairness in refunds, warranties, service contracts, and exchanges.
Civil Rights Matters
Civil rights litigation involves the enforcement of constitutional rights to protect individuals from discrimination and ensure equal access to public facilities.
Intellectual property laws safeguard commercial copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, and the enforcement of IP rights. They also help protect consumers’ data and sensitive information.
Privacy and Data Security
Privacy and data security laws protect consumer rights, including accessing their own information, correcting inaccuracies, and ensuring full disclosure of data collection, storage, and disclosure practices.
Antitrust litigation is designed to protect business competition for the benefit of consumers. It ensures that businesses operate efficiently with fair and equal prices.
Mass Torts Claims
Mass tort claims involve multiple plaintiffs seeking compensation from a single defendant. All plaintiffs have a common complaint.
Securities Class Actions
Similar to mass tort claims, securities class actions revolve around securities fraud claims, with multiple plaintiffs and a single defendant.
At Garrity Traina, we handle all sorts of litigations. Contact us for legal representation, and our attorneys, John Moore and Brittanie E. Allen, along with our associates and other lawyers, will design the perfect legal package tailored just for you. We are also highly skilled in Bankruptcy Law. Book an appointment with our offices today.