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Understanding: Litigation


Does Your Dispute Require Court?

If you can solve a problem on your own or with your attorney (for example, planning your estate or selling a property), then you are faced with a transactional matter that typically will not require a court’s involvement. However, if you are unable to reach resolution without involving the court, your matter falls under the category of litigation.

Commercial litigation 

is typically a dispute over a specific business transaction or series of transactions.

Civil litigation 

could involve a variety of disputes over money, property, or seeking the performance of an act.

Patent litigation is a dispute that comes from the infringement of a patent.

Securities litigation 

involves a dispute over the exchange, purchase or sale of securities, which can often include a criminal counterpart.

Complex litigation 

includes complicated legal matters (such as scientific or , often involving multiple parties extensive documentation, and several parties involved.

Situations in which someone might find it appropriate to pursue litigation include the breach of a contract, employment matters, business disputes, real estate deals, or personal injuries, particularly where the involved parties cannot reach a solution on their own. The next step is to hire the right litigation attorney for your needs.

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