business litigation and disputes tampa

Business Litigation

Business litigation law involves disputes arising out of business and commercial relationships. It’s very important that individuals and entities facing business litigation seek the advice and counsel of an experienced business lawyer.

Examples of business litigation issues include:

  • Breach of Contract
  • Intellectual Property Issues
  • Fraud
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Non-Compete Issues

In business litigation, often both sides have claims and defenses as opposed to consumer litigation where there is a plaintiff and a defendant.

Business Disputes

A business dispute refers to a conflict or dispute that arises out of the operation of a business. It is common to have these types of disagreements happen when running a business.

Common business disputes include:

  • Contract disagreements with suppliers or contractors
  • Breach of product warranty
  • Employment claims or disputes

Any business at risk for business disputes should have a qualified attorney at the ready to take action and provide counsel.

Civil Theft

Civil theft is a tort and is the intentional taking of another person’s property. Criminal theft is prosecuted by the state, but any injured citizen can file a lawsuit for a tort such as civil theft.

The injured party (plaintiff) in a civil theft will file a lawsuit in civil court to recover the stolen property or money. In general, a person found guilty of civil theft can’t be sentenced for prison for that crime.

Unlike in a criminal case, where the state has to prove a person is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, in a civil trial the plaintiff has to prove the defendant liable by a preponderance of the evidence.

If you have a civil theft issue it is critical that you contact an attorney that is knowledgeable in civil theft cases.

Whether you are dealing with business litigation, business disputes or civil theft in Tampa Bay, Florida Dion R. Hancock, P.A. has the knowledge and experience to provide quality and profession legal representation.