For even the most skilled, prudent and reasonable business, disputes are often inevitable. Whether your business is forced to litigate or wants to avoid litigation if possible, your business’s greatest asset is knowledge. At JJC Law, we avoid the “guns blazing” approach in favor of obtaining a full picture of the situation and tailoring a strategy specific to your business’s needs. Before you act, you need to know your business’s options, and you need lawyers that can tell you the precise risks and benefits of each option based on the law and the facts of your business’s situation. We evaluate issues quickly and carefully, and we use our resources strategically to avoid wasted time and expense.
At JJC Law, our experienced New Orleans commercial litigation attorneys represent businesses of all types and sizes in a variety of disputes. We understand the stakes involved and know how to protect your business’s interests.
Types of Commercial Litigation We Handle
The healthcare industry is unlike any other. Whether you are negotiating your employment contract with one of the regional powerhouses or setting up a surgery center, pharmacy or lab, we have the experience to advise you or your business how to stand your ground effectively and how to step lightly when necessary.
We specialize in:
- Employment contract negotiation
- Stark, Anti-Kickback, and other state/federal regulations
- Whistleblower, fraud, qui tam litigation
- Regulatory compliance
- Non-compete clauses
- Practice acquisition
- Practice sales disputes
- Lease disputes
Government Contract Work
Government contract work can be very lucrative for businesses, but conflicts can easily arise. If your business is involved in a dispute involving government contract work, we can help. We have experience handling many types of government contract litigation, including:
- Bid protests: This type of litigation arises when a business is awarded a government contract but another company believes that it should have won the bid.
- Breach of contract: This type of dispute arises when one party to a government contract fails to live up to its obligations.
- Claims for payment: This type of dispute arises when a business is performing work under a government contract but has not been paid.
- Qui tam/whistleblower litigation: This type of dispute arises when a whistleblower alleges that a government contractor has defrauded the government.
- Prime vs. Sub disputes: When the prime contractor and subcontractor disagree on terms of a government contract.
Property Casualty Events
Businesses can be greatly affected by property casualty events, such as fires, floods, and hurricanes. If your business has suffered damages as a result of a property casualty event, we can help you pursue a claim to recover damages. We have years of experience handling insurance disputes and bad faith claims.
When you have a business, you need to have the right insurance coverage in place. But even if you have insurance, that doesn’t mean that your claim will be paid when it comes time to use it. Insurance companies often deny or delay valid claims. If you’re having trouble getting your insurance claim paid, we can help.
If you’ve been sued, or if you think you might be sued, you may have received an indemnity or defense tender from your insurance company. You may be wondering whether you have to accept the tender, and if so, what it means for your case. Our attorneys can review the tender and advise you on the best course of action.
General Breach of Contract
A contract is a legally binding agreement between two or more parties. Contracts are used in many aspects of business, from buying and selling goods and services to hiring employees. If one party doesn’t uphold their end of the bargain, it’s called a breach of contract. Breach of contract disputes can often involve significant sums of money and require intricate legal analysis.
Our attorneys have experience handling all types of breach of contract cases, including those involving employment contracts, construction contracts, and business agreements.
Frequently Asked Questions About Commercial Litigation
The cost of commercial litigation depends on many factors, including the complexity of the case, the amount of money at stake, and the location of the court. In some cases, commercial litigation can be very expensive; however, JJC Law often represents businesses on contingent, hybrid, or performance based contracts that can help reduce hourly charges.
The length of time it takes to resolve a commercial litigation case depends on several factors, including the details of the case and the court’s schedule. In some cases, commercial litigation can take years to resolve.
It is generally not advisable to represent yourself in commercial litigation. The laws and procedures involved in commercial litigation are difficult to navigate for the inexperienced, and it is typically in your best interest to have an attorney representing you who has knowledge and skill in this practice area.
Some common remedies in commercial litigation include injunction, specific performance, damages, and attorney’s fees.
Federal courts are courts of limited jurisdiction, meaning they can hear only certain types of cases. Federal courts can hear cases involving diversity of citizenship, federal law, and constitutional issues. State courts, on the other hand, are general jurisdiction courts, meaning they can hear any type of case.
Get Help Protecting Your Business
If your business has been affected by commercial litigation, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our attorneys have experience handling all types of commercial litigation cases and can help you protect your rights and interests. Contact the New Orleans commercial litigation attorneys at JJC Law today by calling (504) 513-8820 or completing the contact form below.