Chung & Ignacio, LLP specializes in civil litigation, but what does that really mean? While the term “civil litigation” may not be commonly used in everyday conversation, it holds significant importance in the legal field.
In simple terms, civil litigation refers to legal disputes that do not involve criminal charges. These cases typically involve one party, known as the plaintiff, seeking compensation or remedy (referred to as damages) from another party, known as the defendant.
The scope of civil litigation cases is incredibly vast, varying from client to client. Our team of skilled civil litigators is well-equipped to handle a wide range of cases, including auto dealership lawsuits, regulatory compliance issues, breach of contract disputes, and business dissolutions.
Types of Civil Litigation Cases
At Chung & Ignacio, we have extensive experience handling various types of civil litigation cases, some of which include:
- Auto Dealerships – We provide representation for auto dealerships facing disputes with manufacturers, employees, and other executives.
- Breach of Contract – These cases involve accusations of failing to fulfill obligations stated in a legally binding contract, such as providing goods, money, services, or actions.
- Business Dissolutions – When a business decides to split, various factors like external pressures, partnership disputes, and control issues can complicate the situation. We strive to resolve these disputes.
- Business Law – Our practice covers a diverse range of business disputes, including contested partnership issues, breach of contract claims, and conflicts with disgruntled employees.
- Business Torts – Under business law, a “tort” refers to a wrongful act that leads to civil legal liability. Our expertise encompasses unfair business practices, misrepresentation, fraud, and more.
- Contract Litigation – Any disagreement or formal dispute related to a contract can be resolved through contract litigation. This may involve claims of breach of fiduciary duty, breach of confidentiality, or partnership disputes.
- Fraud Litigation – Accusations of fraud can have significant financial implications for businesses. Attorneys are often called upon to help resolve these complex cases.
- Landlord Tenant Disputes – In Rancho Cucamonga and San Bernardino County, many landlord-tenant disputes revolve around contested unlawful detainer. We work towards resolving eviction and other types of disputes.
- Personal Injury – Personal injury actions are initiated when an individual or their loved one suffers harm due to the negligent or wrongful actions of another party. For instance, a plaintiff might file a claim against a trucking company after being involved in a car accident caused by their fault.
- Real Estate Litigation – Real estate disputes can be complex, involving multiple parties such as escrow agents, loan officers, buyers, sellers, and brokers. Our team specializes in navigating these intricacies.
- Regulatory Compliance – The modern economy is highly regulated. If you or your business is facing regulatory non-compliance, our firm can provide the necessary guidance and representation.
Defining Civil Litigation Terms
To better understand civil litigation, it’s essential to define key terms:
- Tort – An act of wrongdoing or an infringement on someone’s rights that initiates a civil action.
- Damages – Monetary compensation sought or awarded to compensate for losses or injuries.
- Litigator – Another term for a “trial lawyer” who handles civil litigation cases.
- Appeal – If a party in a civil litigation case disagrees with the court’s ruling, they can petition a higher court for a review. This is known as an “appeal,” with the person making the request referred to as the “appellant.”
- Brief – A written statement submitted by litigators during trial proceedings, explaining their side or argument.
- Complaint – The statement that initiates a civil lawsuit.
Do Civil Cases Always Go to Court?
No, civil cases do not always need to be resolved in a courtroom. They can be settled outside of court or through alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods. If the case does go to court, a judge will make the final decisions. Settling outside of court provides both parties with more control over the outcome.
Need Assistance with Civil Litigation?
If you find yourself in need of a civil litigation attorney, let the experienced team at Chung & Ignacio, LLP help you navigate your legal issues. Based in Rancho Cucamonga, our firm has a wealth of experience in civil cases. Reach out to us today at Garrity Traina or call us at (909) 726-7112 for a free consultation. We are ready to assist you!