BUSINESS AND CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION
Today’s business environment has become very complex and so too has the litigation associated with it. The attorneys at Cameron & Marroney have substantial experience in complex business disputes. We have the skill and judgment needed to ensure that the firm’s clients achieve a cost effective, efficient resolution to their business disputes. At some point most businesses, both large and small, will be involved in disputes whether it’s to compel another to perform contractual obligations or defend against wrongful allegations. Cameron & Marroney can help you and your business with it’s litigation needs. If you have been sued for failure to comply with a contract or a breach of warranty we can provide the appropriate defense to protect you and your business. We can also help your business by bringing claims against those who have breached contracts by failure to pay, unfairly competed or tortuously interfered with your business practices.
Business litigation also involves controversies between partners, shareholders, and employers and employees including alleged violations of the American Disabilities Act (ADA). When Cameron & Marroney represent businesses in commercial litigation, we work collaboratively with you, our client, to help your business achieve the excellence desired through innovative and cost effective litigation solutions and results.
In the construction industry disputes over the quality of work performed, changed conditions and timely payment for a job well done are fairly common. In addition to the remedies provided under the contract, the law allows one who has improved private property to claim a lien to protect itself from non-payment. The Florida lien law is complicated and strictly construed so that any errors in the filing of a lien can render it unenforceable. Cameron & Marroney handles all types of construction litigation and lien cases ranging from both prosecution and defense of lien foreclosure actions, fraudulent loans, breach of construction contracts and liens arising under public contracts. Whether you are an owner, general contractor, sub contractor, laborer or material man Cameron, Gonzalez & Marroney has experience in handling these claims in both State and Federal Court as well as Binding Arbitration proceedings.
When considering the filing of a lawsuit to protect its rights, a business owner should be aware of his or her options. In addition to the courtroom, there are other forums that might be appropriate, depending on the specific needs of the business. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR), described below, may be a desirable alternative to the filing of a lawsuit.
A business contemplating bringing or defending a lawsuit would be well served by consulting with an experienced trial attorney to better understand all of the available legal options.
There are many steps that a litigant must follow when pursuing a judicial resolution to an issue. The civil litigation process is relatively uniform and is controlled by federal or state court rules. The process itself involves a considerable volume of work, whether or not the case actually goes to trial. Required tasks include filing an initial pleading known as a Complaint, additional pleadings such as an Answer or possibly Counterclaims or third-party actions, to pursuing an appeal if the judgment is found to be unsatisfactory. The steps that are usually involved in litigation are:
- Filing of an initial Complaint and Answer
- Motions (requests that a judge do something like allow specific evidence)
- Discovery depositions, interrogatories (written questions) and requests for documents
- Appeal if necessary
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Alternative dispute resolution is a litigation alternative that includes both arbitration and mediation. Binding arbitration is a process that is less formal than a trial. It is generally faster, less expensive and has fewer formal procedural rules and evidentiary; however, the disputes are decided by one or more arbitrators and has certain limitations not present in courtroom litigation. Mediation is a more informal process than binding arbitration, and is facilitated by a neutral third party, a trained mediator, who hears both sides of a dispute and then attempts to reach a resolution through mutual compromise. Settlement in mediation is voluntary and at the sole option of the participants. Businesses use both of these methods of conflict resolution to reduce the expense and time associated with filing a lawsuit. Call an experience Commercial Litigation Lawyer today.
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When a business owner is confronted with disputes that may involve litigation, he or she should be aware of the different forums and alternatives that will best serve the specific needs of his or her company. If you are faced with a dispute involving your business, the attorneys at Cameron & Marroney can help you understand all of your legal options and chose the path that best fits your company’s needs and objectives. CALL US TODAY: (561) 659.5522